The Hi Records Story

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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 ...
See more details below
CD
$13.54
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$15.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (2) from $10.15   
  • New (2) from $10.15   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/31/2006
  • Label: Hi-Records
  • UPC: 097037441524
  • Catalog Number: 4415
  • Sales rank: 85,698

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Smokie, Pt. II - Bill Black Combo (2:10)
  2. 2 White Silver Sands - Bill Black Combo (2:37)
  3. 3 Tuff (2:31)
  4. 4 Long Tall Texan - Murray Kellum (2:07)
  5. 5 20-75 - Willie Mitchell (2:16)
  6. 6 Haunted House - Gene Simmons (2:34)
  7. 7 Love Is After Me (2:42)
  8. 8 My Girl Josephine (1:59)
  9. 9 Soul Serenade - Willie Mitchell (2:19)
  10. 10 Part Time Love (2:53)
  11. 11 Tired of Being Alone - Al Green (2:52)
  12. 12 Let's Stay Together - Al Green (3:16)
  13. 13 (I Feel Like) Breaking Up Somebody's Home (2:31)
  14. 14 Aretha, Sing One for Me - George Jackson (3:01)
  15. 15 I'm Still in Love with You - Al Green (3:12)
  16. 16 Trying to Live My Life Without You (2:51)
  17. 17 You've Got My Mind Messed Up (2:52)
  18. 18 I Can't Stand the Rain (2:30)
  19. 19 Back for a Taste of Your Love - Syl Johnson (2:35)
  20. 20 Turning Over the Ground - Phillip Mitchell (3:37)
  21. 21 It Was Jealousy (3:04)
  22. 22 Take Me to the River - Syl Johnson (3:05)
  23. 23 Look at the Boy (2:34)
  24. 24 Precious, Precious (3:31)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Technical Credits
Steve Cropper Composer
Al 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 Jr. Composer
Phillip Mitchell Composer
D.P. "Dad" Carter Composer
Luther Dixon Composer
O.B. McClinton Composer
Phil Smee Cover Design
A. Judson Green Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously