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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
An enigmatic title, but one that refers to this gathering up of the complete recordings of Ralph Willis for Jubilee, Lonnie Johnson on Rama and Johnny "Big Moose" Walker's unissued session for End. Willis' 1950/1951 sessions show a strong tie to his Piedmont background with Brownie McGhee on second guitar. Johnson's sessions for Rama in 1956 show an artist in the twilight of his career, playing it safe and easy, turning in some decidedly non-blues items like "Vaya Con Dios" and "Will You Remember," the latter a rewrite of his hit ballad, "Tomorrow Night." The session with Big Moose Walker and Jump Jackson features plenty of breakdowns, off-color studio chit chat and solid ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
An enigmatic title, but one that refers to this gathering up of the complete recordings of Ralph Willis for Jubilee, Lonnie Johnson on Rama and Johnny "Big Moose" Walker's unissued session for End. Willis' 1950/1951 sessions show a strong tie to his Piedmont background with Brownie McGhee on second guitar. Johnson's sessions for Rama in 1956 show an artist in the twilight of his career, playing it safe and easy, turning in some decidedly non-blues items like "Vaya Con Dios" and "Will You Remember," the latter a rewrite of his hit ballad, "Tomorrow Night." The session with Big Moose Walker and Jump Jackson features plenty of breakdowns, off-color studio chit chat and solid playing by the carload on tunes like "Footrace to a Resting Place," "Wrong Doin' Woman" and "One Eyed Woman." Not the most vital blues recordings to own, but an interesting batch nonetheless.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/1999
  • Label: Westside Uk
  • UPC: 614475035315
  • Catalog Number: 531

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Every Day I Weep and Moan - Ralph Willis (3:02)
  2. 2 Somebody's Got to Go - Ralph Willis (2:46)
  3. 3 Blues, Blues, Blues - Ralph Willis (3:00)
  4. 4 I Got a Letter - Ralph Willis (2:46)
  5. 5 Too Late to Scream and Shout - Ralph Willis (2:36)
  6. 6 Hoodoo Man - Ralph Willis (2:19)
  7. 7 Income Tax Blues - Ralph Willis (2:36)
  8. 8 Bed Tick - Ralph Willis (2:40)
  9. 9 Cold Chills - Ralph Willis (2:39)
  10. 10 Black and Tan - Ralph Willis (2:41)
  11. 11 Don't Make Me Cry, Baby - Lonnie Johnson (2:39)
  12. 12 My Woman Is Gone - Lonnie Johnson (2:48)
  13. 13 Will You Remember (The Answer to Tomorrow Night) [The Answer to Tommoro - Lonnie Johnson (2:49)
  14. 14 Stick with It, Baby - Lonnie Johnson (2:39)
  15. 15 Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You) - Lonnie Johnson (2:19)
  16. 16 This Love of Mine - Lonnie Johnson (2:44)
  17. 17 I Found a Dream - Lonnie Johnson (2:45)
  18. 18 It's Been So Long - Lonnie Johnson (2:34)
  19. 19 Blue Love - Armand Jump Jackson (1:36)
  20. 20 Footrace to a Resting Place - Armand Jump Jackson (2:05)
  21. 21 Footrace to a Resting Place - Armand Jump Jackson (1:58)
  22. 22 Wrong Doin' Woman - Armand Jump Jackson (3:27)
  23. 23 Wrong Doin' Woman - Armand Jump Jackson (2:53)
  24. 24 One Eyed Woman - Armand Jump Jackson (4:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lonnie Johnson Track Performer
Ralph Willis Track Performer
Johnny "Big Moose" Walker Vocals
Armand Jump Jackson Track Performer
Technical Credits
Frank Sinatra Composer
Bob Fisher Producer
Henry W. Sanicola Jr. Composer
Neil Slaven Liner Notes
Tony Rounce Producer
Darryl Stolper Artwork
Ronn Hill Mastering
Chris Bentley Artwork
Terry Burch Mastering
Alasdair Blaazer Artwork
Sol Parker Composer
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