by The Cues


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Although they only hit the pop charts twice under their own name, in 1955 with "Burn That Candle" and in 1957 with "Why," the Cues, in their guise as the premier session R&B backup vocal group of the era, put their imprint on dozens of hits by other artists, including sides by Nat King Cole, Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner, LaVern Baker, Charlie White, Carmen Taylor, Ivory Joe Hunter, and many others. Led by Ollie Jones, the Cues were simply the best at giving a record a bright vocal sound, and there are several examples of that here in this collection of their singles from Capitol Records (there is a handful of sides from the Lamp, Jubilee, and Groove imprints as well), including both "Burn That Candle" and "Why," the lovely "You're on My Mind," and an uplifting, atmospheric version of "Ol' Man River." At the moment, this is the best set of Cues material on the market, and as usual, Bear Family Records provides top-notch annotation for each track.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2008
Label: Bear Family
UPC: 4000127155108
catalogNumber: 15510
Rank: 39774

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cues   Primary Artist
Johnny Cash   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals
Charlie Rich   Piano
Mickey Baker   Guitar
Don Helms   Steel Guitar
Sam "The Man" Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
Don Carter   Choir, Chorus
Jack Clement   Guitar
Marshall Grant   Bass,Vocal Harmony
Buddy Harman   Drums
Ernie Hayes   Piano
Haywood Henry   Baritone Saxophone
Herb Lovelle   Drums
Leroy Lovett   Leader
Luther Perkins   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Lloyd Trotman   Bass
J.M. Van Eaton   Drums
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Curley Williams   Vocals
Malcolm Yelvington   Choir, Chorus
Marvin Hughes   Piano
Sid Manker   Guitar
Asa Wilkerson   Choir, Chorus
Morris Palmer   Drums
Jimmy Breedlove   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Abel DeCosta   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Ollie Jones   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Lee Holt   Choir, Chorus
Billy Riley   Guitar
Jimmy Wilson   Piano
Cyd Mosteller   Soprano (Vocal)
Bill Abbott   Choir, Chorus
Eddie Barnes   Bass (Vocal),Vocals
Robie Kirk   Vocals,Baritone (Vocal)
Sara Bruce   Choir, Chorus
Bruce Edwin   Choir, Chorus
A.W. "Red" Kernodle   Steel Guitar
Jimmy Smith   Piano
Nita Smith   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Johnny Cash   Liner Notes
Herb Abramson   Producer
David Boothe   Illustrations
David Cavanaugh   Producer
Jack Clement   Producer
Colin Escott   Reissue Producer,Illustrations,Story
Clyde Leoppard   Producer
Leroy Lovett   Arranger
Clyde Otis   Composer
Horace Ott   Composer
Bob Rolontz   Producer
Winfield Scott   Composer
Jesse Stone   Composer,Producer
Joanne White   Composer
Curley Williams   Composer
Brad Benedict   Illustrations
Peter Grendysa   Liner Notes,Biographical Information
Sam Phillips   Producer
Jimmy Breedlove   Composer
Luther Dixon   Composer
Hoffman Nienburg   Artwork,Art Direction
Rebecca Everett   Disc Dub
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Producer,Reissue Producer
Doc Rockingham   Composer
Paul Winley   Composer
Dan Bass   Illustrations
Amsterdam DeBlancoos   Text
Doug Hanners   Illustrations
Bob Jones   Producer
Son Law   Producer
Michael DiSanti   Composer
Olive Brown   Composer

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