Ace Records Blues Story

The Ace Records Blues Story

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Johnny Vincent founded Ace Records in 1955 after being laid off from his job as an A&R man at Specialty Records -- he had also founded Champion Records earlier in the decade -- and although he based his operations in Jackson, Mississippi, he was also very much in tune with the New Orleans R&B and blues scene, signing and releasing singles by several Crescent City

Overview

Johnny Vincent founded Ace Records in 1955 after being laid off from his job as an A&R man at Specialty Records -- he had also founded Champion Records earlier in the decade -- and although he based his operations in Jackson, Mississippi, he was also very much in tune with the New Orleans R&B and blues scene, signing and releasing singles by several Crescent City artists, including Huey "Piano" Smith & the Clowns ("Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu"), Frankie Ford ("Sea Cruise"), and Jimmy Clanton ("Venus in Blue Jeans"). But Vincent had several Mississippi blues artists on his roster, too, including Arthur Crudup, Sam Myers, King Edward, Pat Brown, and Willie Clayton, among others, and Ace became one of Mississippi's most successful labels in the '50s and '60s. This two-disc, 36-track set collects some of these rare blues cuts, including ten sides that are making their first appearance on CD.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2012
Label:
Fuel 2000
UPC:
0030206191523
catalogNumber:
061915

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Walking With Frankie
  2. My Love is Here To Stay
  3. Shed So Many Tears
  4. Lightning Slim Bogie
  5. I Wonder
  6. Goodbye Blues
  7. Well Goodbye Baby
  8. My Love is Strong
  9. Silly Dilly Woman
  10. Love's Like a River
  11. I'm So Tired
  12. I'm Not Satisfied
  13. Looped
  14. Shuckin Stuff
  15. Don't Take Your Love Away From Me
  16. Hey Little Girl
  17. Mercy's Blues
  18. Mother Told Me Not To Go

Disc 2

  1. Those Lonely, Lonely Nights
  2. My Talk Didn't Do No Good
  3. Sleeping In the Ground
  4. Roll On Train
  5. Misery Blues
  6. My Baby Boogies All the Time
  7. Bad Feeling Blues
  8. Lifetime In Prison, Pt. 1
  9. What Will Lucy Do?
  10. Mean Mistreater
  11. Feeling So Low
  12. Baby Say You Will
  13. Marked Deck
  14. Warned You Baby
  15. I Got the Blues For You
  16. It Must Have Been Love
  17. Rock and Roll Baby
  18. She Likes To Boogie Real Low

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Sam Myers   Source Material
Dr. John   Source Material
Jeff Hannusch   Source Material
Neil Slaven   Source Material
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Galen Gart   Source Material
Mike Leadbitter   Source Material
Joel Whitburn   Source Material
Paul Pelletier   Source Material
Marc Ryan   Source Material
Leslie Fancourt   Source Material
Jack Rummel   Source Material
John Broven   Source Material
Bob McGrath   Source Material
Jeff Horton   Source Material
John Wirt   Source Material

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