Blowing the Fuse: 29 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1952

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Blowing the Fuse is a killer series of compilation CDs issued by Germany's premier archivist label, Bear Family. Subtitled "R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox, each volume is compiled by year. 1952 was a boom year for jukeboxes across the United States. This volume contains 29 affirmed classics of the early postwar years. The more well-known tunes of the era are given great balance by some nearly forgotten gems that are juxtaposed in the brilliant sequencing -- by producer Dave "Daddy Cool" Booth. Big Joe Turner and Van "Piano Man" Walls open the set with "The Chill Is On," followed by the Swallows doing "It Ain't the Meat." B.B. King's classic "3 O'Clock Blues," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Blowing the Fuse is a killer series of compilation CDs issued by Germany's premier archivist label, Bear Family. Subtitled "R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox, each volume is compiled by year. 1952 was a boom year for jukeboxes across the United States. This volume contains 29 affirmed classics of the early postwar years. The more well-known tunes of the era are given great balance by some nearly forgotten gems that are juxtaposed in the brilliant sequencing -- by producer Dave "Daddy Cool" Booth. Big Joe Turner and Van "Piano Man" Walls open the set with "The Chill Is On," followed by the Swallows doing "It Ain't the Meat." B.B. King's classic "3 O'Clock Blues," precedes one of those rather obscure, but deeply satisfying cuts: Johnny Greer's "Got You on My Mind." Other fine tracks from the margins include Varetta Dillard's "Easy, Easy Baby," the Four Blazes "Mary Jo," Willie Mabon & His Combo's "I Don't Know," and the Griffin Brothers Orchestra whose "Weepin' and Cryin'" is one of the finest cuts on the entire collection. Other notables here range from Ruth Brown and Little Walter to Jimmy Forrest and Dinah Washington and Johnny Ace. The package is beautiful with Colin Escott's liner notes detailing every cut, accompanied by photographs and a lovely digipack. Sound quality is as good as it can be for archival material, making this a fine introduction to postwar R&B for the novice and a killer chronological listen for the connoisseur.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2005
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 4000127167071
  • Catalog Number: 16707
  • Sales rank: 93,281

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Chill Is On - Van "Piano Man" Walls (2:46)
  2. 2 It Ain't the Meat - The Swallows (2:34)
  3. 3 3 O'Clock Blues - B.B. King (3:01)
  4. 4 Got You on My Mind - Rhythm Rockers (2:40)
  5. 5 Booted - Rosco Gordon (3:05)
  6. 6 Weepin' and Cryin' - Tommy Brown (3:21)
  7. 7 Dust My Broom - Elmore James (2:46)
  8. 8 Lovin' Machine - Todd Rhodes & His Orchestra (2:28)
  9. 9 Hard Times - Charles Brown and Band (3:04)
  10. 10 Wheel of Fortune - Dinah Washington (2:15)
  11. 11 Baby, Please Don't Go - The Orioles (2:23)
  12. 12 The Train Kept A-Rollin' - Tiny Bradshaw (2:46)
  13. 13 Goin' Home - Fats Domino (2:11)
  14. 14 One Mint Julep - The Clovers (2:27)
  15. 15 I Can't Lose With the Stuff I Use - Lester Williams (2:13)
  16. 16 Night Train - Jimmy Forrest (2:59)
  17. 17 I'm Gonna Play the Honky Tonks - Bill Harvey (2:42)
  18. 18 Have Mercy Baby - The Dominoes (2:23)
  19. 19 So Tired - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders (3:11)
  20. 20 Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price & His Orchestra (2:31)
  21. 21 5-10-15 Hours - Ruth Brown (3:12)
  22. 22 Mary Jo - The Four Blazes (2:35)
  23. 23 My Song - Beale Streeters (3:01)
  24. 24 The Bells Are Ringing - Smiley Lewis (2:26)
  25. 25 Easy, Easy Baby - Varetta Dillard (2:38)
  26. 26 Juke - Little Walter (2:45)
  27. 27 Goodbye Baby - Little Caesar (2:29)
  28. 28 I Don't Know - Willie Mabon (3:08)
  29. 29 Rock Me All Night Long - The Ravens (2:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tommy Braden Vocals
Technical Credits
Tiny Bradshaw Composer
Willie Mabon Composer
Big Joe Turner Composer
Lloyd Price Composer
Jimmy Forrest Composer
Jerry Leiber Composer
Marie Adams Composer
Bennie Benjamin Composer
Howard Biggs Composer
Colin Escott Liner Notes
Henry Glover Composer
Elmore James Composer
B.B. King Composer
L. Mann Composer
Don Robey Composer
Mike Stoller Composer
Rudy Toombs Composer
Billy Ward Composer
George David Weiss Composer
L. Williams Composer
D. James Composer
Arthur Sizemore Composer
Dave Booth Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Tape Research, Discographical Information
Richard Weize Tape Research
Jurgen Crasser Mastering
Richard Henry Composer
Walter Jacobs Composer
George A. Little Composer
Lois Mann Composer
Rose Marks Composer
James Ricks Composer
A. Young Composer
Victor Pearlin Tape Research
Erich H├╝lsenbeck Photo Restoration, Photo Scanning
Joe "Cornbread" Thomas Composer
Andreas Merck Photo Scanning
Que Martyn Composer
Tanja Hastedt Artwork, Photo Restoration
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