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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
71 songs spread among three CDs, covering King Curtis's tenure at Capitol from 1962 until 1965. This wasn't the most productive period in Curtis's career, but it was his first chance to make records on more than a piecemeal basis under his own name; the result is a dazzling array of sounds and songs. Hidden among the country covers and abortive early sides on Disc One is a lot of gold, most notably "Slow Drag" and the previously unreleased "New Dance," which features some killer guitar; the early unissued material is superb, including the Curtis original "Frisky," a slow version of "Alexander's Ragtime Band," the beguiling "Sukiyaki," and a gorgeous bossa nova called ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
71 songs spread among three CDs, covering King Curtis's tenure at Capitol from 1962 until 1965. This wasn't the most productive period in Curtis's career, but it was his first chance to make records on more than a piecemeal basis under his own name; the result is a dazzling array of sounds and songs. Hidden among the country covers and abortive early sides on Disc One is a lot of gold, most notably "Slow Drag" and the previously unreleased "New Dance," which features some killer guitar; the early unissued material is superb, including the Curtis original "Frisky," a slow version of "Alexander's Ragtime Band," the beguiling "Sukiyaki," and a gorgeous bossa nova called "Amorosa." Many of these tracks feature guitarist Cornell Dupree, who was to figure in Curtis's most successful records for Capitol. Disc Two is where things start to cook: from "More Soul" on through to the previously unreleased "Hung Over," there's not a note of filler on the disc, which encompasses all of the Soul Serenade album as well as a brace of unreleased songs and some very fine singles, including a dazzling cover of the Acker Bilk standard "Stranger on the Shore," and a soulful recomposition of Jackie Gleason's "Melancholy Serenade." Disc Three comprises material ranging from reinterpretations of pop standards like "Moon River" and "The Girl From Ipanema" through a dozen covers of Sam Cooke songs, all worthwhile.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/1994
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127156709
  • Catalog Number: 15670
  • Sales rank: 123,029

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Turn 'Em On (2:43)
  2. 2 Beach Party (2:37)
  3. 3 Beautiful Brown Eyes (2:09)
  4. 4 Your Cheatin' Heart (2:25)
  5. 5 Tennessee Waltz (2:39)
  6. 6 Wagon Wheels (2:43)
  7. 7 High Noon (2:29)
  8. 8 Anytime (2:01)
  9. 9 Home on the Range (2:19)
  10. 10 Night Train to Memphis (2:26)
  11. 11 I'm Movin' On (2:26)
  12. 12 Raunchy (2:29)
  13. 13 Tumbling Tumbleweeds (2:03)
  14. 14 Walking the Floor over You (2:19)
  15. 15 Slow Drag (2:37)
  16. 16 New Dance (2:16)
  17. 17 Frisky (2:35)
  18. 18 Alexander's Ragtime Band (3:12)
  19. 19 Amorosa (Bossa Nova) (2:53)
  20. 20 Strollin' Home (2:44)
  21. 21 Mess Around (2:42)
  22. 22 Sukiyaki (1:54)
  23. 23 Summer Dream (2:02)
  24. 24 Do the Monkey (2:34)
  25. 25 Feel All Right (2:34)
  26. 26 New Dance (2:16)
  27. 27 Turn 'Em On (2:32)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Theme from 'Lillies of the Field' (Amen), Pt. 1 (1:59)
  2. 2 Theme from 'Lillies of the Field' (Amen), Pt. 2 (2:35)
  3. 3 More Soul (2:45)
  4. 4 Soul Serenade (3:01)
  5. 5 Honky Tonk (2:54)
  6. 6 Watermelon Man (2:38)
  7. 7 Memphis (2:54)
  8. 8 Soul Twist (2:44)
  9. 9 Night Train (2:36)
  10. 10 Tequila (2:05)
  11. 11 Wiggle Wobble (2:21)
  12. 12 One Mint Julep (2:43)
  13. 13 Can't Sit Down (2:11)
  14. 14 The Swingin' Shepherd Blues (2:05)
  15. 15 My Last Date (With You) (2:39)
  16. 16 Hide Away (2:30)
  17. 17 Harlem Nocturne (2:30)
  18. 18 Java (2:20)
  19. 19 Stranger on the Shore (3:02)
  20. 20 Summer Dream (2:39)
  21. 21 Melancholy Serenade (2:12)
  22. 22 Tanya (2:19)
  23. 23 Hung Over (2:41)
  24. 24 Soul Twine (Chuck) (2:55)
  25. 25 Hung Over (2:41)
  26. 26 Soul Twine (Chuck) (2:30)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Moon River (2:59)
  2. 2 The Girl from Ipanema (2:57)
  3. 3 Sister Sadie (3:00)
  4. 4 Something You've Got (3:21)
  5. 5 Take These Chains from My Heart (3:56)
  6. 6 Let It Be Me (2:30)
  7. 7 Hung Over (3:26)
  8. 8 Misty (2:28)
  9. 9 Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home (2:06)
  10. 10 Peter Gunn (2:14)
  11. 11 Shake (2:40)
  12. 12 Tennessee Waltz (2:29)
  13. 13 Ain't That Good News (2:27)
  14. 14 Twinstin' the Night Away (2:24)
  15. 15 Good Times (2:39)
  16. 16 Seng Me Some Lovin' (2:38)
  17. 17 Bring It on Home to Me (2:51)
  18. 18 A Change Is Gonna Come (2:42)
  19. 19 You Send Me (2:35)
  20. 20 Cupid (2:17)
  21. 21 Having a Party (2:35)
  22. 22 Chain Gang (2:31)
  23. 23 The Prance (2:41)
  24. 24 Something You've Got (3:17)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
King Curtis Primary Artist, Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Saxello
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Joe Newman Trumpet
Taft Jordan Trumpet
Jimmy Lewis Bass
Chuck Rainey Bass
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Willie Rodriguez Bongos
Gary Chester Percussion, Drums
Quentin Jackson Trombone
Bob Ashton Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
George Barrow Tenor Saxophone
Raymond Beckenstein Saxophone
Bob Bushnell Bass
Cornell Dupree Guitar
George Dorsey Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Eric Gale Guitar
Paul Griffin Organ, Piano
Ernie Hayes Organ, Piano
Tate Houston Baritone Saxophone
Money Johnson Trumpet
Jerry Kail Trumpet
Ray Lucas Conga, Drums
Carl Lynch Guitar
Tom McIntosh Trombone
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Horace Ott Piano
Romeo Penque Saxophone, Alto Saxophone
Joe Richardson Guitar
George Stubbs Piano
Tony Studd Trombone
James Tyrell Electric Bass, fender rhodes
Freddie Zito Trombone
Billy Butler Guitar
Technical Credits
Floyd Cramer Composer
King Curtis Arranger
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Erroll Garner Composer
Manny Kellem Producer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Skeeter Davis Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Leroy Glover Director
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Nick Venet Producer
Peter Grendysa Liner Notes, Biographical Editor
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Hoffmann Nienburg Artwork
R.A. Andreas Illustrations
Richard Weize Reissue Producer
Dave Cavanaugh Producer
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