It Do Me Good: The Banashak & Sansu Sessions 1966-1978

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Huey "Piano" Smith's singles for Ace, Vin, and Imperial have been compiled several times, but his late-'60s and '70s sides for Instant, Banashak, and Sansu have rarely seen the light of day on CD. This 2013 collection from Charly expands upon their long out of print 1987 collection Pitta Pattin', containing all 16 sides from that disc, adding a few rarities, unreleased tracks, and the last recordings the R&B legend made: a handful of tracks for Allen Toussaint's Sansu imprint in 1978. During this time, Smith rotated musicians and even band names, happily incorporated some of the fuzzy, wah-wah-drenched funk of the late '60s, embraced black power ("Epitaph of...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Huey "Piano" Smith's singles for Ace, Vin, and Imperial have been compiled several times, but his late-'60s and '70s sides for Instant, Banashak, and Sansu have rarely seen the light of day on CD. This 2013 collection from Charly expands upon their long out of print 1987 collection Pitta Pattin', containing all 16 sides from that disc, adding a few rarities, unreleased tracks, and the last recordings the R&B legend made: a handful of tracks for Allen Toussaint's Sansu imprint in 1978. During this time, Smith rotated musicians and even band names, happily incorporated some of the fuzzy, wah-wah-drenched funk of the late '60s, embraced black power ("Epitaph of Uncle Tom," "Ballad of a Black Man"), attempted a couple odd novelties ("Funky Funky Football), and recut several of his hits, revisiting "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu" in both 1972 and 1978. These re-recordings aren't straight-up copies; they're looser and funkier, reflecting the elastic funk of the '70s, as does the rest of the music here: grooves are split up over two sides, the rhythms get thicker, the production favors punch over grit, the music emphasizes the groove over the songs. Smith doesn't seem uncomfortable with the shift in aesthetic -- his piano still rolls easy and he's a skilled ringleader -- but there's also no denying that this latter-day material doesn't quite compare to his classic '50s and early-'60s sides. Nevertheless, those who have a deep love for Huey "Piano" Smith and New Orleans R&B won't mind that this material is second-tier, as second-tier Smith is still plenty good and there's no denying that it's fun hearing rare material from him, particularly as it captures him playing out and stretching in ways he never did.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/16/2012
  • Label: Snapper Classics Uk
  • UPC: 803415764723
  • Catalog Number: 647
  • Sales rank: 83,465

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Through Fooling Around, Pt. 1 - Shindig Smith & the Soulshakers (2:44)
  2. 2 Through Fooling Around, Pt. 2 - Shindig Smith & the Soulshakers (2:16)
  3. 3 It Do Me Good, Pt. 1 - The Pitter Pats (2:57)
  4. 4 It Do Me Good, Pt. 2 - The Pitter Pats (2:57)
  5. 5 Baby, You Hurt Me - The Pitter Pats (2:43)
  6. 6 (I'm Gonna Getcha) What'cha Bet - The Pitter Pats (3:14)
  7. 7 (I've Got) Everything - The Pitter Pats (2:55)
  8. 8 (I Do Things Come) Naturally - The Pitter Pats (2:49)
  9. 9 I'll Never Forget - The Pitter Pats (2:51)
  10. 10 Bury Me Dead (Deep In My Grave) - The Pitter Pats (2:27)
  11. 11 Blues '67, Pts. 1-2 - Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns (5:41)
  12. 12 Coo-Coo Over You - The Hueys (2:47)
  13. 13 Coo-Coo Over You - The Hueys (3:10)
  14. 14 You Ain't No Hippie - The Hueys (2:19)
  15. 15 Feelin' Kinda Coo-Coo Too - The Hueys (2:59)
  16. 16 Smile For Me - The Hueys (2:18)
  17. 17 Twowaypockaway, Pt. 1 (2:59)
  18. 18 Twowaypockaway, Pt. 2 (2:39)
  19. 19 Epitaph of Uncle Tom (2:29)
  20. 20 Eight Bars of Amen (2:16)
  21. 21 You Got To, Pts. 1-2 - Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns (5:47)
  22. 22 Ballad of a Black Man (2:29)
  23. 23 The Whatcha Call 'Em (2:43)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Whatcha Call 'Em - Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns (5:13)
  2. 2 Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu, Pt. 1 - Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns (3:05)
  3. 3 Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu, Pt. 2 - Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns (3:13)
  4. 4 We Like Mambo - Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns (2:57)
  5. 5 High Blood Pressure - Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns (3:31)
  6. 6 Funky Funky Football - Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns (2:38)
  7. 7 Nervous Condition - The Pitter Pats (2:30)
  8. 8 If You'd Only Come Back Home - The Pitter Pats (2:46)
  9. 9 Don't You Just Know It - Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns (3:40)
  10. 10 Have You Seen My Baby? - Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns (2:23)
  11. 11 I'm Boss, Yeah, Pt. 1 (3:13)
  12. 12 I'm Boss, Yeah, Pt. 2 (3:26)
  13. 13 Witcha Way To Go (4:46)
  14. 14 Young Blood (3:18)
  15. 15 Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu (3:10)
  16. 16 Jambalaya (On the Bayou) (3:34)
  17. 17 'Fore Day In the Morning (4:08)
  18. 18 Don't You Just Know It (3:53)
  19. 19 I'm So Blue (Without You) (5:00)
  20. 20 Little Chickee Wah Wah (3:18)
  21. 21 I Think You're Jiving Me (3:13)
  22. 22 Hip Little Monkey (4:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Huey "Piano" Smith Primary Artist
Alex Scott Vocals
Little Buck Vocals
Edward Ross Vocals
Pearl Edwards Vocals
Curly Moore Vocals
Brenda Brandon Vocals
"Scarface" John Williams Vocals
Gloria Franklin Vocals
Technical Credits
Jerry Leiber Composer
Jonathan Foose Liner Notes
Jeff Hannusch Liner Notes
Doc Pomus Composer
Neil Slaven Tape Research
Mike Stoller Composer
Jean Luc Young Executive Producer
Jason Berry Liner Notes
Cliff White Tape Research
Ted Jones Liner Notes
N. Williams Composer
Bob Fisher Annotation
John Broven Liner Notes
H. Williams Composer
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