Hi Records Story

The Hi Records Story

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This 24-song compilation isn't exactly comprehensive, jumping over Hi records' first success, Carl McVoy's 1957 rockabilly single "Tootsie" b/w "You Are My Sunshine," to start with Bill Black's Combo and Ace Cannon, and then moving on to Murray Kellum's goofy "Long Tall Texan," roots rock legend Gene Simmons (perhaps better identified as Jumpin' Gene Simmons) with

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This 24-song compilation isn't exactly comprehensive, jumping over Hi records' first success, Carl McVoy's 1957 rockabilly single "Tootsie" b/w "You Are My Sunshine," to start with Bill Black's Combo and Ace Cannon, and then moving on to Murray Kellum's goofy "Long Tall Texan," roots rock legend Gene Simmons (perhaps better identified as Jumpin' Gene Simmons) with "Haunted House," and Charlie Rich. From there, it's on to more familiar names such as Willie Mitchell, Ann Peebles, Al Green, Otis Clay, et al., and the soul sounds for which Hi became known at the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s. Sandwiched between those two sides of the label's history is Jerry Jaye's "My Girl Josephine," a piece of rockabilly that was ten years out of its time and still managed to make the Top 30, with a sound that Creedence Clearwater Revival would soon perfect. The mastering is excellent, even for a release going back to 1989; the combination of sounds is as fascinating as the songs are extraordinary; and only the somewhat unfocused annotation is a slight disappointment.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/31/2006
Label:
Hi-Records
UPC:
0097037441524
catalogNumber:
4415
Rank:
169340

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Steve Cropper   Composer
Green   Composer
King Curtis   Composer
Clay Hammond   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Ace Cannon   Composer
Willie Mitchell   Composer,Producer
Jackie Moore   Composer
Don Bryant   Composer
Fats Domino   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Ray Harris   Producer
Roland Janes   Producer
Eugene Williams   Composer
Al Jackson   Composer
Phillip Mitchell   Composer
D.P. "Dad" Carter   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
O.B. McClinton   Composer
Phil Smee   Cover Design
A. Judson Green   Composer

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