Blowing the Fuse: 28 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1951

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This seventh volume -- of 11 in the Bear Family Blowing the Fuse series -- is another case of the woollier and wilder side of R&B as it moved into the 1950s. The 28 tracks from 1951 showcased here offer sure signs of the music's big bang that would erupt as rock & roll in just a few short years. While many of the artists here have appeared on the other volumes in the series, it nonetheless remains stellar in both selection and sound. Sure, Amos Milburn's "Bad, Bad Whiskey," and Joe Liggins' "Little Joe's Boogie" have appeared on dozens of compilations, but hardly juxtaposed against Margie Day's read of "Little Red Rooster," Muddy Waters' "Long Distance Call," the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
This seventh volume -- of 11 in the Bear Family Blowing the Fuse series -- is another case of the woollier and wilder side of R&B as it moved into the 1950s. The 28 tracks from 1951 showcased here offer sure signs of the music's big bang that would erupt as rock & roll in just a few short years. While many of the artists here have appeared on the other volumes in the series, it nonetheless remains stellar in both selection and sound. Sure, Amos Milburn's "Bad, Bad Whiskey," and Joe Liggins' "Little Joe's Boogie" have appeared on dozens of compilations, but hardly juxtaposed against Margie Day's read of "Little Red Rooster," Muddy Waters' "Long Distance Call," the Larks' "Eyesight to the Blind," or Tiny Bradshaw's "Walkin' the Chalk Line." What's more, other well-known R&B pharaohs like Louis Jordan, Wynonie Harris, the Treniers, Johnny Otis and Peppermint Harris with Maxwell Davis on "I Got Loaded" are here as well. The number of groups coming out of the woodwork on this set, such as the Four Buddies, the Larks, the Clovers and the Dominoes showcase a shift in the way these comps were arranged and produced -- by Dave "Daddy Cool" Booth. One of the treasures here is Joe Turner with Van "Piano Man" Walls on the inimitable "Chains of Love," which is underscored later by Earl Bostic's swaggering "Flamingo." The set closes with the Howlin' Wolf burner "How Many More Years." Each of these 28 cuts have their own set of liner notes by Colin Escott, and the digipack itself is just to die for.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2005
  • Label: Bear Family
  • UPC: 790051670627
  • Catalog Number: 16706

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bad, Bad Whiskey - Amos Milburn (2:57)
  2. 2 Little Joe's Boogie - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers (2:50)
  3. 3 Telephone Blues - Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (3:14)
  4. 4 Rockin' With Red - Piano Red (2:28)
  5. 5 Lemonade - Louis Jordan & His Tympany 5 (3:16)
  6. 6 I Will Wait - Four Buddies (2:21)
  7. 7 Rockin' Blues - Johnny Otis Orchestra (2:51)
  8. 8 Little Red Rooster - Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra (3:04)
  9. 9 Black Night - Charles Brown and Band (3:06)
  10. 10 I'm Waiting Just for You - Lucky Millinder (2:37)
  11. 11 Rocket '88' - Jackie Brenston (2:49)
  12. 12 Long Distance Call - Muddy Waters (2:39)
  13. 13 Sixty Minute Man - The Dominoes (2:30)
  14. 14 Tend to Your Business - James Wayne (2:32)
  15. 15 Chains of Love - Van "Piano Man" Walls (3:22)
  16. 16 Chica Boo - Lloyd Glenn (2:22)
  17. 17 Go! Go! Go! - The Treniers (2:23)
  18. 18 The Glory of Love - The Five Keys (3:08)
  19. 19 I Got Loaded - Maxwell Davis (2:27)
  20. 20 Castle Rock - Johnny Hodges Orchestra (2:50)
  21. 21 Eyesight to the Blind - The Larks (2:51)
  22. 22 Bloodshot Eyes - Wynonie Harris (2:40)
  23. 23 'T' 99 Blues - Jimmy Nelson (3:05)
  24. 24 Walkin' the Chalk Line - Tiny Bradshaw (2:39)
  25. 25 I'm in the Mood - John Lee Hooker (3:05)
  26. 26 Fool, Fool, Fool - The Clovers (2:31)
  27. 27 Flamingo - Earl Bostic & His Orchestra (2:40)
  28. 28 How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf (2:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Doggett Piano
Al Sears Tenor Saxophone
Gerald Wiggins Piano
Oscar Moore Soloist, Fills
Wild Bill Davis Hammond Organ
Ike Turner Piano
Pete "Guitar" Lewis Guitar
Frank Pasley Guitar
Big John Greer Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Willie Kizart Guitar
Annisteen Allen Vocals
Jesse Ervin Guitar
Rudy West Group Member
Raphael Ingram Group Member
Ripley Ingram Group Member
Maryland Pierce Group Member
Bernie West Group Member
Chuck Norris Guitar
Willie E. Jackson Alto Saxophone
Margie Day Vocals
Edwin Hall Jr. Group Member
Jimmy Griffin Trombone
John Carol Vocals
Ernest "Buddy" Griffin Piano
James "Dickie" Smith Baritone (Vocal), Tenor (Vocal)
Technical Credits
Floyd Dixon Composer
Lloyd Glenn Composer
John Lee Hooker Composer
Johnny Otis Composer
Joe Liggins Composer
Wardell Gray Composer
Al Sears Composer
Don Hill Composer
Hank Penny Composer
Edmund Anderson Composer
Henry Bernard Composer
Jackie Brenston Composer
Ahmet Ertegun Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Henry Glover Composer
Ted Grouya Composer
McKinley Morganfield Composer
Billy Ward Composer
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis Arranger, Producer
Sam Phillips Producer
Harry Van Walls Composer
Dave Booth Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Tape Research, Discographical Information
Richard Weize Tape Research
Jurgen Crasser Mastering
Gene Gilbeaux Composer
James Wayne Composer
Claude Trenier Composer
Carolyn Leigh Composer
Jules Taub Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson Composer
Rose Marks Composer
Victor Pearlin Tape Research
Ahmet Nugetre Composer
Erich H├╝lsenbeck Photo Restoration, Photo Scanning
R. Hall Composer
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Tanja Hastedt Artwork, Photo Restoration
Chester Burnett Composer
Willie Perryman Composer
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