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Blowin' the Fuse: 31 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1957

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
When was the last time there was a year like 1957 -- on the charts, that is? Germany's Bear Family label has created an amazing series in their Blowing the Fuse project. Each volume features chart and jukebox sellers of all stripes of R&B. Take a good long look at this volume and try to stop yourself from whistling in amazement. From Fats Domino's "Blue Monday" and "I'm Walkin'" and LaVern Baker's smoking "Jim Dandy" you mean you thought that Black Oak Arkansas' camped-up read was a BOA original? Shame on you! to Slim Harpo's "I'm a King Bee," Roy Brown's "Let the Four Winds Blow," and Ruth Brown's "Lucky Lips," it's such a killer year that it almost seems like ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
When was the last time there was a year like 1957 -- on the charts, that is? Germany's Bear Family label has created an amazing series in their Blowing the Fuse project. Each volume features chart and jukebox sellers of all stripes of R&B. Take a good long look at this volume and try to stop yourself from whistling in amazement. From Fats Domino's "Blue Monday" and "I'm Walkin'" and LaVern Baker's smoking "Jim Dandy" you mean you thought that Black Oak Arkansas' camped-up read was a BOA original? Shame on you! to Slim Harpo's "I'm a King Bee," Roy Brown's "Let the Four Winds Blow," and Ruth Brown's "Lucky Lips," it's such a killer year that it almost seems like everything coming later in the genre was superfluous. Sure, it's ridiculous to say such a thing when it was great until 1970, but there's more here to enjoy to make a small case. Andre Williams' hysterical and greasy "Jailbait," Huey "Piano" Smith's "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu" remember how great the Johnny Rivers cover on Imperial was? It doesn't hold a candle to this, Richard Berry's "Louie, Louie," Bobby "Blue" Bland's "Farther Up the Road," and Jackie Wilson's "Reet Petite" are just a few others. Right. What are you waiting for?
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/28/2006
  • Label: Bear Family
  • UPC: 790051671228
  • Catalog Number: 16712

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Blue Monday (2:16)
  2. 2 Jim Dandy - LaVern Baker (2:12)
  3. 3 Love Is Strange - Mickey & Sylvia (2:54)
  4. 4 Ain't Got No Home (2:22)
  5. 5 Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter (2:44)
  6. 6 Little Darlin - The Gladiolas (2:21)
  7. 7 Next Time You See Me - Little Joe Parker (2:38)
  8. 8 Come Go with Me - The Del Vikings (2:38)
  9. 9 Lucky Lips (2:08)
  10. 10 Just Because (2:46)
  11. 11 Searchin' (2:42)
  12. 12 Lucille - Little Richard (2:25)
  13. 13 I'm Walkin' (2:10)
  14. 14 Over the Mountain, Across the Sea - Johnnie & Joe (2:15)
  15. 15 C.C. Rider - Chuck Willis (2:29)
  16. 16 Short Fat Fannie - Larry Williams (2:24)
  17. 17 School Day (2:42)
  18. 18 Glory of Love (2:51)
  19. 19 Louie Louie - Richard Berry (2:11)
  20. 20 Mr. Lee - Reggie Obrecht Orchestra (2:12)
  21. 21 Think - The "5" Royales (2:35)
  22. 22 Let the Four Winds Blow - Roy Brown (2:02)
  23. 23 Happy, Happy Birthday Baby - Frank Paul Orchestra (2:19)
  24. 24 I'm a King Bee (3:00)
  25. 25 Rockin' Pneumonia & the Boogie-Woogie Flu, Pt. 1 - Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns (2:15)
  26. 26 Little Bitty Pretty One - Thurston Harris (2:22)
  27. 27 Jailbait - Charlie Morris (3:23)
  28. 28 Flatfoot Sam - Paul Glayten Orchestra (2:10)
  29. 29 Farther Up the Road - Bill Harvey (2:58)
  30. 30 Raunchy - Ernie Freeman Combo (2:15)
  31. 31 Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want to Meet) - Jackie Wilson (2:43)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Ivory Joe Hunter Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Lloyd Price Composer
Albert Collins Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Richard Berry Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes, Song Notes
Rex Garvin Composer
Clarence "Frogman" Henry Composer
Margo Lewis Composer
Gilbert Lopez Composer
James Moore Composer
Don Robey Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Lowman Pauling Composer
Richard Penniman Composer
Clarence E. Quick Composer
William S. Harvey Composer
Dave Booth Reissue Producer, Tape Research, Discographical Information
Richard Weize Tape Research
Clara Wills Composer
Erich H├╝lsenbeck Photo Restoration, Photo Scanning
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Joe Veasey Composer
Tanja Hastedt Artwork, Photo Restoration
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