The Big Beat of Dave Bartholomew: 20 of His Milestone Productions 1949-1960

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The last time EMI/Capitol's reissue division prepared a large reissue series of Imperial's rich catalog of New Orleans R&B it was in the early '90s, and Dave Bartholomew was given a generous double-disc set that showcased his productions, songwriting, and performing. That set was used as the basis for 2002's The Big Beat of Dave Bartholomew, a single-disc, 20-track collection (released as part of EMI/Capitol's Crescent City Soul series) that does the job of that double-disc somewhat better, largely because of its conciseness. With only 20 tracks to work with, the compilers are forced to put the best of the hits and cult favorites on one disc, and the results...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The last time EMI/Capitol's reissue division prepared a large reissue series of Imperial's rich catalog of New Orleans R&B it was in the early '90s, and Dave Bartholomew was given a generous double-disc set that showcased his productions, songwriting, and performing. That set was used as the basis for 2002's The Big Beat of Dave Bartholomew, a single-disc, 20-track collection (released as part of EMI/Capitol's Crescent City Soul series) that does the job of that double-disc somewhat better, largely because of its conciseness. With only 20 tracks to work with, the compilers are forced to put the best of the hits and cult favorites on one disc, and the results are dynamite. Apart from Smiley Lewis' hit "One Night" and Bartholomew's record-collector favorites "The Monkey" and "That's How You Got Killed Before," there aren't that many acknowledged classics here -- there are songs better known by other performers (Smiley Lewis and Fats Domino's "I Hear You Knocking" and "Blue Monday" are performed by the respective other artist, Bobby Mitchell's "I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday" is better known by Fats), but much of this is known primarily to fanatics of the scene, and it's great that they're given an airing such as this. Perhaps there aren't songs that should have been hits, but many of these songs stand as excellent sides from the peak of New Orleans R&B and any serious collector should pick this disc up -- even if they already own The Spirit of New Orleans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/12/2002
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 724353759926
  • Catalog Number: 37599

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sick and Tired - Chris Kenner (2:31)
  2. 2 The Monkey (2:29)
  3. 3 Blue Monday - Smiley Lewis (2:42)
  4. 4 Four Winds (2:22)
  5. 5 I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday - Bobby Mitchell (2:27)
  6. 6 Country Boy Goes Home (2:39)
  7. 7 I Hear You Knockin' - Fats Domino (1:52)
  8. 8 Shrimp and Gumbo (2:06)
  9. 9 Toy Bell - The Bees (2:22)
  10. 10 Witchcraft - The Spiders (2:37)
  11. 11 I'm Gone (2:18)
  12. 12 Would You? (2:15)
  13. 13 3 X 7 = 21 - Jewel King (2:35)
  14. 14 Someday You'll Want Me - Smiley Lewis (2:13)
  15. 15 Great Big Eyes (Those Little Reds) - Archibald (2:32)
  16. 16 That's How You Got Killed Before (2:33)
  17. 17 One Night - Smiley Lewis (2:27)
  18. 18 Who Drank My Beer While I Was in the Rear (2:50)
  19. 19 Shrewsbury Blues - Tommy Ridgley (3:04)
  20. 20 Country Gal (2:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dave Bartholomew Primary Artist
Tommy Ridgley Track Performer
Chris Kenner Track Performer
Shirley & Lee Track Performer
Smiley Lewis Track Performer
The Spiders Track Performer
Archibald Track Performer
The Bees Track Performer
Fats Domino Track Performer
Bobby Mitchell Track Performer
Jewel King Track Performer
Technical Credits
Cy Coleman Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer, Producer
Fats Domino Composer
Roy Hayes Composer
Ron McMaster Remastering
J.D. Miller Composer
Mike Reid Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Jon Broven Liner Notes
Tom Cartwright Executive Producer
Alan Warner Producer, Executive Producer
Richard Sigberman Cover Illustration
Bryan Kelley Producer
Bill Austin Composer
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