UK Sue Label Story, Vol. 2: Sue's Rock 'N' Blues

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Volume one of Ace's series of compilations devoted to sides released on the British Sue label in the 1960s concentrated on the most popular records Sue released; Volume Three focuses on soul music issued by Sue. What does that leave for Volume Two? American rock & roll, blues, and R&B from the late '40s through the mid-'60s, the only common link being that it was all put out in the U.K. by Sue. Since soul was the strongest part of Sue's catalog, that alone means that this installment is inferior to its soul-based predecessor. A more serious drawback, however, is that this is a pretty haphazard mix of material, and while it's not quite random, it's not too ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Volume one of Ace's series of compilations devoted to sides released on the British Sue label in the 1960s concentrated on the most popular records Sue released; Volume Three focuses on soul music issued by Sue. What does that leave for Volume Two? American rock & roll, blues, and R&B from the late '40s through the mid-'60s, the only common link being that it was all put out in the U.K. by Sue. Since soul was the strongest part of Sue's catalog, that alone means that this installment is inferior to its soul-based predecessor. A more serious drawback, however, is that this is a pretty haphazard mix of material, and while it's not quite random, it's not too cohesive, either, or of such consistently high quality that the uneven mix of styles doesn't matter much. As for the obscure stuff, there are a bunch of pretty standard-sounding blues/R&B
ock & roll tunes that rely on stock riffs and don't stand out as especially worthy of pursuit, unless you're trying to accumulate as much of this sort of music from the era as possible. In keeping with the way things often work on these kind of anthologies, the best tracks are the best-known ones, and/or the ones by the most famous artists, and there are a bunch of such high-caliber items here: Buster Brown's "Fannie Mae," Otis Redding's raw early single "Shout Bamalama" crossing Little Richard with Gary "U.S." Bonds, Etta James' "The Wallflower Roll With Me Henry," Elmore James' "It Hurts Me Too," Lightnin' Hopkins' "Mojo Hand," Paul Revere & the Raiders' wild, early-'60s instrumental "Like Long Hair," the Righteous Brothers' "Little Latin Lupe Lu," Ronnie Hawkins' "Forty Days," James Brown's "Why Does Everything Happen to Me," and John Lee Hooker's classic, early electric blues "Boogie Chillun." But really, the kind of collector apt to like and want those songs already has them several times over, or can easily find them on reissues more coherent than this one. The obscurities here aren't so cool that the CD's worth buying just for those, though there are a few decent ones here: J.B. Lenoir's 1963 single "I Feel So Good," Homesick James Williamson's electric version of "Crossroads," B.B. King's "You Never Know," and Professor Longhair's "Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand" which, though bearing his songwriting credit, is clearly based on the folk song "Baby Let Me Follow You Down".
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2004
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667001427
  • Catalog Number: 1008
  • Sales rank: 143,086

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Itchy Twitchy Feeling - Bobby Hendricks (2:31)
  2. 2 Crossroads - Homesick James Williamson (2:46)
  3. 3 Yes, I'm Loving You - Big Al Downing (1:53)
  4. 4 Shimmy Shimmy Walk, Pt. 1 - Megatons (2:32)
  5. 5 I'm the Fixer - Willie Mabon (3:04)
  6. 6 Rockin' Charlie, Pt. 1 @@Peterson, Bobby Quintet (2:08)
  7. 7 I Feel So Good - J.B. Lenoir (2:13)
  8. 8 Hatti Malatti - Lee Diamond (2:50)
  9. 9 Driving Sideways - Freddie King (2:48)
  10. 10 What Will Lucy Do (Lucy Mae Blues) - Frankie Lee Sims (2:23)
  11. 11 Like Long Hair - Paul Revere (1:59)
  12. 12 It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James (3:05)
  13. 13 The Wallflower (Roll With Me Henry) - Etta James (3:06)
  14. 14 Why Does Everything Happen to Me - The Famous Flames (2:12)
  15. 15 Mojo Hand - Lightnin' Hopkins (3:03)
  16. 16 Mercy @@Gene & Al's Spacemen (2:30)
  17. 17 Your Line Was Busy - Big Bob (1:52)
  18. 18 Give Me Love - Rosie (3:02)
  19. 19 Forty Days - Ronnie Hawkins & the Hawks (2:18)
  20. 20 Boogie Chillun' - John Lee Hooker (3:09)
  21. 21 Shout Bamalama - Otis Redding (2:13)
  22. 22 Little Latin Lupe Lu - The Righteous Brothers (2:21)
  23. 23 Fannie Mae - Buster Brown (2:57)
  24. 24 Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand - Professor Longhair (2:15)
  25. 25 You Never Know - B.B. King (2:28)
  26. 26 Jack, That Cat Was Clean @@Dr Horse (3:31)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
John Lee Hooker Composer
Freddie King Composer
Johnny Otis Composer
Hank Ballard Composer
Chuck Berry Composer
Otis Redding Composer
Bill Medley Composer
Roy Hawkins Composer
Al Pittman Composer
Sonny Thompson Composer
Roy Byrd Composer
Robert Johnson Composer
Riley King Composer
Morris Levy Composer
Clarence Lewis Composer
Ellas McDaniel Composer
Morgan Robinson Composer
Frankie Lee Sims Composer
Guy Stevens Letter Design
Johnny Vincent Composer
Hudson Whittaker Composer
Mac Rebennack Composer
Michael Atherton Liner Notes
Robert Peterson Composer
Tony Rounce Liner Notes, Cover Art, Label Design
Jimmy Oliver Composer
William Lee Conley Broonzy Composer
David Clowney Composer
Al Downing Composer
Vernon Sandusky Composer
Peter Gibbon Biographical Information
Gered Mankowitz Cover Photo
Phil Smee Sound Effects
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Waymon Glasco Composer
Lee Diamond Composer
Joe Josea Composer
Jules Taub Composer
Bluford D. Wade Composer
Paul Revere Composer
David Betteridge Letter Design
Stuart Wiener Composer
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