New York Blues 1945-1956: Rub A Little Boogie

New York Blues 1945-1956: Rub A Little Boogie

     
 
New York City had a varied and vigorous blues scene in the 1940s and 1950s that fed off of several different factors, from the emerging folk revival and the left-leaning politics that accompanied it to the increasing number of clubs and showcases that featured uptown jump blues and jazz bands, and it didn't hurt that the East Coast recording industry was also centered

Overview

New York City had a varied and vigorous blues scene in the 1940s and 1950s that fed off of several different factors, from the emerging folk revival and the left-leaning politics that accompanied it to the increasing number of clubs and showcases that featured uptown jump blues and jazz bands, and it didn't hurt that the East Coast recording industry was also centered in the city. Aside from Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, there aren't a lot of recognizable names on this four-disc, 113-track set that surveys the New York blues scene between 1945 and 1956, but that doesn't stop this collection from being a whole lot of fun as well as being a valuable bit of seldom-documented blues history. Names like Big Chief Ellis, Leroy Dallas, Alonzo Scales, Allen Bunn, Bob Gaddy, Bobby Harris, Alec Seward (aka Duke Bayou), and Carolina Slim aren't going to ring many bells with anyone outside of a circle of serious blues collectors and scholars, but the music they deliver is full of a loose vitality. New York didn't define the blues genre a whole lot, as other places like Chicago, Memphis, and New Orleans did, but that doesn't make the tracks collected in this expansive box set any less valuable -- the blues is the blues, wherever you find it.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/2010
Label:
Jsp Records
UPC:
0788065710828
catalogNumber:
77108
Rank:
303592

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Greyhound Bus
  2. Bottom Blues
  3. Brownie's Blues (Lordy Lord)
  4. I'm 10,000 Years Old
  5. Don't Dog Your Woman
  6. Daisy
  7. Christina
  8. Worrying Over You
  9. Bluebird, Bluebird
  10. My Confession (I Want to Thank You)
  11. Cheatin' and Lying
  12. Need Someone to Love Me
  13. When It's Love Time
  14. I'd Love to Love You
  15. Love's a Disease
  16. My Fault
  17. The Woman Is Killing Me
  18. I Don't Worry
  19. News for You Baby
  20. Dangerous Woman (With a 45 in Her Hand)
  21. I Love You Baby
  22. Doggin' My Heart Around
  23. Harmonica Hop
  24. Hooray, Hooray
  25. I'm Gonna Rock Your Wig
  26. Hoopin' and Jumpin'
  27. Sonny Is Drinking
  28. Ride and Roll

Disc 2

  1. South West Pacific Blues
  2. Wiggle Round Me Baby
  3. My Baby Blues
  4. The Wide Boogie
  5. I'll Water You Every Day
  6. Bigheaded Woman
  7. Big Moose Blues
  8. Talking Boogie
  9. I Wonder Who's Holding You
  10. Mama Blues
  11. Dices, Dices
  12. Big Chief's Blues
  13. She Is Gone
  14. Dices, Dices
  15. My Baby Don't Allow
  16. Left My Home Blues
  17. I'm Down Now But I Won't Be Down Always
  18. Jump Little Children Jump
  19. Good Morning Blues
  20. I'm Going Away
  21. Your Sweet Man's Blues
  22. Baby Please Don't Go Back to New Orleans
  23. Hard Luck Child
  24. My Baby Likes to Shuffle
  25. We Just Can't Agree
  26. She's Gone
  27. My Kinda Woman
  28. Too Much Competition

Disc 3

  1. I Believe You Got a Sidekick
  2. Bicycle Boogie
  3. No Help Wanted
  4. Little Girl's Boogie
  5. Blues Has Walked in My Room
  6. Slow Down Baby
  7. Operator
  8. I Love My Baby
  9. Baby You Say You Love Me
  10. Up and Down the Hill
  11. Drinkin' Little Woman
  12. Love, Love, Love
  13. Friendly Advice
  14. Doggin' Blues
  15. Rub a Little Boogie
  16. That's All Right with Me
  17. She Can Shake It
  18. Doomed
  19. Bad Hangover
  20. Gimme Your Bankroll
  21. Fish Tail Blues
  22. Pepper Head Woman
  23. Goin' Back Home
  24. Catfish
  25. Will a Matchbox Hold My Clothes
  26. I'm Lonesome
  27. Highway 41
  28. Waitin' at the Station
  29. Crossroads
  30. Up the River

Disc 4

  1. Mama's Boogie
  2. Come Back Baby
  3. Black Chariot Blues
  4. Pleading Blues
  5. Jivin' Woman
  6. I'll Get by Somehow
  7. Blues Knoscking at My Door
  8. Worry You Off My Mind
  9. Blues Go Away from Me
  10. Shake Boogie
  11. Worrying Blues
  12. Slo-Freight Blues
  13. Rag Mama
  14. Sugaree
  15. Carolina Boogie
  16. Since I Seen Your Smiling Face
  17. Your Picture Done Faded
  18. Ain't It Sad
  19. One More Time
  20. Mother Dear Mother
  21. Side Walk Boogie
  22. I'll Never Walk in Your Door
  23. Black Cat Trail
  24. Georgia Woman
  25. Money Blues
  26. Wine Head Baby
  27. (Pour Me) One More Drink

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Champion Jack Dupree   Piano
Lonnie Johnson   Piano,Vocals
Bobby Donaldson   Bongos
Leonard Gaskin   Bass
Mickey Baker   Guitar
Big Chief Ellis   Piano,Vocals
Danny Taylor   Vocals
Gene Ramey   Bass
Brownie McGhee   Guitar,Vocals
Allen Bunn   Guitar,Vocals
Wilbert Ellis   Piano
Milt Hinton   Bass
Willie Jones   Drums
Gene Moore   Drums
Guitar Slim   Guitar,Vocals
Fletcher Smith   Piano
Sonny Terry   Harmonica,Vocals
Sid Wallace   Bass
Marty Wilson   Drums
Gene Brooks   Drums
Larry Dale   Guitar
Bob Gaddy   Piano,Vocals
Doc Bagby   Organ
Johnny Williams   Bass
Leroy Dallas   Guitar,Vocals
Alonzo Scales   Guitar,Vocals
George Woods   Drums
A. Smith   Guitar,Vocals
Sam Bradley   Guitar,Vocals
Bobby Harris   Bass,Vocals
George Wood   Drums
Square Walton   Guitar,Vocals
King   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Harris   Bass,Vocals
Daddy Merritt   Piano
Cousin Leroy   Guitar,Vocals
Jack Dupree   Piano
Edward P. Harris   Guitar,Vocals
Ernest Hayes   Piano
Bob Grady   Piano

Technical Credits

Wheels   Vocal Group

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