Wail Man Wail: The Best of King Curtis 1952-1961

Wail Man Wail: The Best of King Curtis 1952-1961

by King Curtis

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Release Date:
Fantastic Voyage


Disc 1

  1. No More Crying on My Pillow  -  King Curtis & His Tenor Sax with Orchestra
  2. Tenor in the Sky  -  King Curtis & His Tenor Sax with Orchestra
  3. Movin' On
  4. Rockabye Baby
  5. Open Up
  6. King's Rock
  7. Dynamite at Midnight
  8. The Stranger
  9. Steel Guitar Rag
  10. Wicky Wacky, Pt. 1
  11. Wicky Wacky, Pt. 2
  12. The Count and the King  -  Leroy Kirkland's Hi-Flyers
  13. The King  -  King's Henchmen
  14. Battle Royal  -  Leroy Kirkland's Hi-Flyers
  15. Jest Smoochin'  -  King Curtis & His Royal Men
  16. Birth of the Blues  -  King Curtis & His Royal Men
  17. Ific  -  King Curtis & His Orchestra
  18. You Made Me Love You  -  King Curtis & His Orchestra
  19. Castle Rock  -  King Curtis & His Orchestra
  20. Chili  -  King Curtis & His Orchestra
  21. Honeydripper, Pt. 1  -  King Curtis & His Orchestra
  22. Honeydripper, Pt. 2  -  King Curtis & His Orchestra
  23. Peter Gunn
  24. Heavenly Blues  -  King Curtis & His Orchestra
  25. Restless Guitar  -  King Curtis & His Orchestra
  26. King Neptune's Guitar
  27. Beatnik Hoedown
  28. The Lone Prairie  -  King Curtis Combo
  29. Jay Walk  -  King Curtis Combo
  30. St. Louis Blues  - Sonny Jackson
  31. My Babe  - Sonny Jackson
  32. Hot-Rod

Disc 2

  1. I'll Be There  -  King Curtis Orchestra
  2. Korea, Korea  -  Bob Kent Band
  3. Boogie in the Moonlight (AKA Lean Chicks)  -  King Curtis Orchestra
  4. Work, Little Carrie, Work  -  Doc Pomus All Stars
  5. Woman, Woman, Woman  -  Sparks Of Rhythm
  6. Why Do Me That Way  - Solomon Burke
  7. Mr. Bear Comes to Town  -  Bear & His Bearcats
  8. If (You Want to Be My Baby)  - Varetta Dillard
  9. Dee Dat Dee Dum Dum  - Roy Gaines
  10. Mumbles Blues  -  Big Connie
  11. I'm Going Crazy  -  Tibbs Brothers
  12. Bamboo Rock 'N' Roll  -  Nitecaps
  13. Yes Sir!  -  Cues
  14. In the Morning  -  Washboard Bill
  15. Our Love Will Never End  -  Avons
  16. Don't Push, Don't Pull, Don't Shove  -  Willows
  17. Gum Shoe  -  Sonny Thompson Orchestra
  18. I'm Going Home  -  Mickey & Sylvia
  19. Oh! You Sweet Girl  -  Nitecaps
  20. Rib Joint  -  Sammy Price & His Texas Bluesicians
  21. Juicy Fruit  - Rudy Greene
  22. Wail Man Wail  -  Sammy Lowe & His Orchestra
  23. You're the One for Me  - Rudy Greene
  24. Pot Likker  -  Washboard Bill
  25. Ice Cream Baby  -  Pearls
  26. Handy Andy  -  Five Keys
  27. Before You Go  -  Twin-Tones
  28. Blues, Early Early, Pts. 1-2
  29. Rack 'Em Back  - Walter Spriggs
  30. The Stroll  -  Diamonds

Disc 3

  1. (We're Gonna) Jump for Joy  -  Howard Biggs Orchestra
  2. Keep A-Driving  - Chuck Willis
  3. Crowded Classroom  -  Strollers
  4. The Shadow Knows  -  Coasters
  5. Lady Love  -  Del-Larks
  6. Keep a Walkin'  - Bobby Darin
  7. Rock and Ree-Ah-Zole  -  Bobbettes
  8. Yakety Yak  -  Coasters
  9. Switchen in the Kitchen  -  Lee Simms Orchestra
  10. In the Mood  - Hutch Davie
  11. Just Multiply  -  Sid Bass & His Orchestra
  12. Crawfish  -  Stone Crushers
  13. Fine Little Girl  -  Arcades
  14. This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'  -  Howard Biggs Orchestra
  15. When Sin Stops  - Waylon Jennings
  16. That Is Rock & Roll  -  Coasters
  17. I Ain't Sharin' Sharon  - Bobby Darin
  18. You Gotta Learn Your Rhythm and Blues  - Neil Sedaka
  19. The Lover's Curse  -  Bracey Everett
  20. Charlie Brown  -  Coasters
  21. Jole Blon  - Waylon Jennings
  22. Always  -  Stan Applebaum & His Orchestra
  23. Takin' Care of Business  -  Howard Biggs Orchestra
  24. Stupid Cupid  - Neil Sedaka
  25. Besame Mucho, Pt. 2  -  Coasters
  26. More Juice  -  Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra
  27. Your Love  - Roy Hamilton
  28. Madisonville, Pt. 1  -  Strolls
  29. Madisonville, Pt. 2  -  Strolls
  30. Shoppin' for Clothes  -  Coasters
  31. Tossin' and Turnin'  -  Joe Rene Orchestra
  32. Hearts of Stone  -  Teddy Randazzo Orchestra
  33. Better Forget Him  -  Shells
  34. Off to Work Again  - Wilbert Harrison

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

King Curtis   Primary Artist,Guitar,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
George Barnes   Guitar
Casey   Guitar
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Budd Johnson   Baritone Saxophone
Jonah Jones   Trumpet
Herman Foster   Piano
Jimmy Lewis   Bass
Caiola   Guitar
Helen Carr   Vocals
George Rhodes   Piano
Mickey Baker   Guitar
Sam "The Man" Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
Abie Baker   Bass
Everett Barksdale   Guitar,Bass Guitar
Ruth Berman   Harp
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Bob Bushnell   Bass Guitar
Casamenti   Guitar
Elmer Crumbley   Trombone
Clarence Donaldson   Drums
Belton Evans   Drums
Panama Francis   Drums
Ernie Hayes   Piano
Haywood Henry   Baritone Saxophone
Phil Kraus   Percussion
Hugh McCracken   Guitar
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Organ
Wally Richardson   Guitar
Bobby Rosengarden   Percussion
Mike Stoller   Piano
Lloyd Trotman   Bass
Freddie Zito   Trombone
Melvin Daniels   Piano,Vocals
Lucas   Bass
Walter Spriggs   Bongos
Webster Armstrong   Guitar
Lowell 'Count' Hastings   Tenor Saxophone
Vernon Lewis   Drums
Danny Perry   Guitar
Jerome Carr   Guitar
Cummings Sisters   Vocals

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Big Joe Turner   Composer
Sylvester Weaver   Composer
Henry Mancini   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Neil Sedaka   Composer
Solomon Burke   Composer
Bobby Darin   Composer
Joe Liggins   Composer
Chuck Willis   Composer
King Curtis   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Peter Johnson   Composer
Sears   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Wilbert Harrison   Composer
George Rhodes   Composer
Roy Gaines   Composer
Mort Shuman   Composer
Mickey Baker   Composer
Jim Ford   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer,Producer
Herb Abramson   Producer
Ritchie Adams   Composer
Lester Butler   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Nesuhi Ertegun   Producer
Bob Gallo   Composer
Henry Glover   Composer
Rudy Greene   Composer
Howard Greenfield   Composer
Kent Harris   Composer
Ray Henderson   Composer
Rudy Jackson   Composer
Leroy Kirkland   Arranger,Composer,Director
Bobby Lewis   Composer
Lew Lewis   Composer
Teddy McRae   Composer
Clyde Otis   Composer
Dave Penny   Liner Notes
Doc Pomus   Composer
Jimmy Shirl   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Maybelle Smith   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer,Producer
Jesse Stone   Composer
Robert Taylor   Composer
Billy Valentine   Composer
Ben Weisman   Composer
Fred Wise   Composer
Melvin Daniels   Composer
Kelly Owens   Composer
Ruth Davis   Composer
David Clowney   Composer
Ollie Jones   Composer
Sam Price   Composer
Sammy Lowe   Composer
Joel Turnero   Composer
Eddie White   Composer
Gilles Petard   Photo Courtesy
Jules Taub   Composer
Curtis Ousley   Composer
Consuelo Velázquez   Composer
Sidney Wyche   Composer
Nancy Lee   Composer
Sonny LeGlaire   Composer
Rita Mann   Composer
Dossie Terry   Composer
Jerry Winston   Composer
Buddy Dee   Arranger
Alicia Evelyn   Composer
Bob Venables   Composer
Mayme Watts   Composer
Mack Wolfson   Composer
Hiram Johnson   Composer
Sarah Martin   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Rose Marie McCoy   Composer
Bob Astor   Composer
Joseph McCarthy   Composer
Malou Rene   Composer
Robert Lee   Composer
Yvonne Covay   Composer
Richard Spooner   Composer
Cambell   Composer
Ernest Hayes   Composer
Nathaniel Bouknight   Composer
Joseph Garland   Composer
Charles Singleton   Composer
Edward Ray   Composer
Jimmy Monaco   Composer
Billy Dawn Smith   Composer
Mann Curtis   Composer
Oscar Cadena   Composer
Andrew McCarter   Composer
Elthea Peale   Composer
Floyd Edmonds   Composer
Madeline Greenley   Composer
Bert Lawrence   Composer
Andre Barksdale   Composer
Theodore Marsh   Composer
Terry Sigman   Composer
Sunny Sklar   Composer
Samuel Gibson   Composer
Robert Wallend   Composer

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