Blowing the Fuse: 31 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1957

Blowing the Fuse: 31 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1957


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Blowing the Fuse: 31 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1957

When was the last time there was a year like 1957 -- on the charts, that is? Germany's Bear Family label has created an amazing series in their Blowing the Fuse project. Each volume features chart and jukebox sellers of all stripes of R&B. Take a good long look at this volume and try to stop yourself from whistling in amazement. From Fats Domino's "Blue Monday" and "I'm Walkin'" and LaVern Baker's smoking "Jim Dandy" (you mean you thought that Black Oak Arkansas' camped-up read was a BOA original? Shame on you!) to Slim Harpo's "I'm a King Bee," Roy Brown's "Let the Four Winds Blow," and Ruth Brown's "Lucky Lips," it's such a killer year that it almost seems like everything coming later in the genre was superfluous. Sure, it's ridiculous to say such a thing when it was great until 1970, but there's more here to enjoy to make a small case. Andre Williams' hysterical and greasy "Jailbait," Huey "Piano" Smith's "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu" (remember how great the Johnny Rivers cover on Imperial was? It doesn't hold a candle to this), Richard Berry's "Louie, Louie," Bobby "Blue" Bland's "Farther Up the Road," and Jackie Wilson's "Reet Petite" are just a few others. Right. What are you waiting for?

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2006
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127167125
catalogNumber: 16712
Rank: 52920

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Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Lloyd Price   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Richard Berry   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Fats Domino   Composer
Colin Escott   Liner Notes,Song Notes
Rex Garvin   Composer
Clarence "Frogman" Henry   Composer
Margo Lewis   Composer
Gilbert Lopez   Composer
James Moore   Composer
Don Robey   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Lowman Pauling   Composer
Richard Penniman   Composer
Clarence E. Quick   Composer
William S. Harvey   Composer
Dave Booth   Reissue Producer,Tape Research,Discographical Information
Richard Weize   Tape Research
Clara Wills   Composer
Erich Hülsenbeck   Photo Restoration,Photo Scanning
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Joe Veasey   Composer
Tanja Hastedt   Artwork,Photo Restoration
Albert Collins   Composer

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