Classic Early Sides 1952-1957

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All Music Guide - Campbell
While there are numerous Ike Turner compilations and anthologies available tracing his extraordinary career, both with and without Tina Turner, this double-disc set focuses on Ike's crucial early R&B and jump blues sides. Recorded for Sun, King, Chess, and other independent regional labels, these sessions find Ike not only providing guitar, piano, and vocals, but producing and arranging as well; the guy could do it all! Since this set focuses on 1952 to 1957, it's a shame that Jackie Brenston's 1951 single "Rocket 88" didn't make the cut, as it is considered the first rock & roll record. While the Rhino compilation I Like Ike! The Best of Ike Turner may serve the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
While there are numerous Ike Turner compilations and anthologies available tracing his extraordinary career, both with and without Tina Turner, this double-disc set focuses on Ike's crucial early R&B and jump blues sides. Recorded for Sun, King, Chess, and other independent regional labels, these sessions find Ike not only providing guitar, piano, and vocals, but producing and arranging as well; the guy could do it all! Since this set focuses on 1952 to 1957, it's a shame that Jackie Brenston's 1951 single "Rocket 88" didn't make the cut, as it is considered the first rock & roll record. While the Rhino compilation I Like Ike! The Best of Ike Turner may serve the casual fan better, JSP's Classic Early Sides is a comprehensive overview of that period with decent sound.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2008
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065420321
  • Catalog Number: 4203
  • Sales rank: 107,290

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 You're Driving Me Insane - Ben Burton & His Orchestra (2:25)
  2. 2 Troubles and Heartaches - Ben Burton & His Orchestra (2:36)
  3. 3 Everybody's Talking - Mary Sure (2:49)
  4. 4 Love Is a Gamble - Mary Sure (2:57)
  5. 5 My Heart Belongs to You - Bonnie Turner (2:52)
  6. 6 Looking for My Baby - Bonnie Turner (2:30)
  7. 7 Way Down in the Congo - Bonnie Turner (2:58)
  8. 8 Old Brother Jack - Bonnie Turner (2:51)
  9. 9 Love Is a Gamble - Bonnie Turner (2:10)
  10. 10 Love Is Scarce - Lover Boy (2:20)
  11. 11 The Way You Used to Treat Me - Lover Boy (2:39)
  12. 12 Nobody Wants Me - Lover Boy (2:36)
  13. 13 Why Did You Leave Me - Lover Boy (2:32)
  14. 14 Cubano Jump - Lover Boy (2:30)
  15. 15 Loosely - Lover Boy (2:18)
  16. 16 Cuban Get Away - Lover Boy (2:42)
  17. 17 Go to It - Lover Boy (2:24)
  18. 18 Whole Heap of Mama - Brother Bell (2:34)
  19. 19 If You Feel Froggish - Brother Bell (3:02)
  20. 20 Johnny's Dream - Johnny O'Neal (3:40)
  21. 21 Ugly Woman (Peg Leg Baby) - Johnny O'Neal (2:31)
  22. 22 Dead Letter Blues - Johnny O'Neal (3:40)
  23. 23 I Miss You So (3:10)
  24. 24 Early Times (2:29)
  25. 25 I Ain't Drunk - Bobby Hines Orchestra (2:29)
  26. 26 The Road I Travel - Bobby Hines Orchestra (2:06)
  27. 27 Night Howler (2:13)
  28. 28 My Heart in Your Hands (2:33)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Gypsy Blues (3:13)
  2. 2 Baby Please (2:01)
  3. 3 Wicked Little Baby (2:34)
  4. 4 Why Don't You Believe Me (2:54)
  5. 5 Hoo-Doo Say (3:02)
  6. 6 I'm Tired of Beggin' (2:32)
  7. 7 My Four Women (3:08)
  8. 8 The World Is Yours - Johnny Wright (2:52)
  9. 9 Suffocate - Johnny Wright (2:44)
  10. 10 Peg Leg Baby - Willie King (2:29)
  11. 11 If I Had Never Known You (2:32)
  12. 12 Take Your Fine Frame Home (2:26)
  13. 13 Let's Call It a Day (2:29)
  14. 14 I'm Tore Up (2:23)
  15. 15 Do Right Baby (2:09)
  16. 16 Just One More Time (2:54)
  17. 17 No Coming Back (2:41)
  18. 18 Sad as a Man Can Be (2:09)
  19. 19 Much Later (2:18)
  20. 20 The Mistreater (2:16)
  21. 21 What Can It Be (2:25)
  22. 22 Gonna Wait for My Chance (2:05)
  23. 23 Do You Mean It (2:19)
  24. 24 You've Changed My Love (2:31)
  25. 25 She Made My Blood Run Cold (2:21)
  26. 26 The Big Question (2:21)
  27. 27 Rock-A-Bucket (2:25)
  28. 28 Trail Blazer (2:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ike Turner Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano
Clayton Love Vocals
Matt Cockrell Vocals
Eugene Fox Saxophone
Billy Gayles Vocals
Raymond Hill Tenor Saxophone
Calvin Newborn Guitar
Willie Sims Drums
Eugene Washington Drums
Jess Knight Jr. Bass Guitar
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