Blowing the Fuse: 29 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1953

Blowing the Fuse: 29 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1953


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Blowing the Fuse: 29 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1953

Blowing the Fuse is a killer series of compilation CDs issued by Germany's premier archivist label, Bear Family. Subtitled R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox, each volume is compiled by year. This volume contains 29 affirmed classics of the early postwar years, and proves that 1953 was a boom year for jukeboxes across the United States. The more well-known tunes of the era are given great balance by some nearly forgotten gems that are juxtaposed in the brilliant sequencing -- by producer Dave "Daddy Cool" Booth. While there are certainly no weak spots in this slab, there are some cuts that stand above the rest. Buddy & Ella Johnson's "Hittin' On Me" is one, and Tiny Bradshaw's "Soft" is another. The Du Droppers weigh in with "I Wanna Know," as does Jimmy Liggins' with "Drunk." Johnny Ace's "The Clock" is here, as is B.B. King's "Please Love Me," Fats Domino's "Please Don't Leave Me," and Ray Charles' "Mess Around." In addition, there are cuts by Big Maybelle, Jesse & Marvin, Ruth Brown, Amos Milburn, Clyde McPhatter with the Drifters, the Clovers, Big Mama Thornton ("Hound Dog"), and Bull Moose Jackson ("Big Ten-Inch Record"). The package is beautiful, with Colin Escott's liner notes detailing every cut, accompanied by photographs and a lovely digipack. The sound quality is as good as it can be for archival material, making this a fine introduction to postwar R&B for the novice and a killer chronological listen for the connoisseur.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/08/2005
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127167088
catalogNumber: 16708
Rank: 179193

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ella Johnson   Vocals
Savage   Vocals

Technical Credits

Tiny Bradshaw   Composer
Big Joe Turner   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Hank Ballard   Composer
Jimmy Liggins   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Danny Taylor   Composer
Fats Domino   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes,Illustrations
Riley King   Composer
Leonard Lee   Composer
Leroy Kirkland   Composer
Robert Lee McCoy   Composer
Phil Medley   Composer
M. Phillips   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Jesse Stone   Composer
Rudy Toombs   Composer
Galen Gart   Illustrations
Artie Glenn   Composer
Lowman Pauling   Composer
Joe Morris   Composer
Herman Parker   Composer
Dave Booth   Liner Notes,Artwork,Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Richard Weize   Tape Research
William Sanford   Composer
Alonzo Tucker   Composer
Gilles Petard   Illustrations
Jules Taub   Composer
JoAnne Belvin   Composer
Fred Weismantel   Composer
Victor Pearlin   Artwork,Illustrations,Tape Research
John Tefteller   Artwork
Erich Hülsenbeck   Photo Restoration,Photo Scanning
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Tanja Hastedt   Artwork,Photo Restoration
Johnny Wallace   Composer

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