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(1996/EMI Capitol) 48 tracks Complete Aladdin Recordings 1949-52 on 2 CDs (138:57). Floyd... more

Floyd Dixon: Complete Aladdin Recordings 2-CD

(1996/EMI Capitol) 48 tracks Complete Aladdin Recordings 1949-52 on 2 CDs (138:57). Floyd Dixon's best recordings are assembled here in this great collection including his best selling cuts. Great value.

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  • Interpret: Floyd Dixon

  • Album titlle: Complete Aladdin Recordings 2-CD

  • Label CAPITOL

  • Genre R&B, Soul

  • Year of publication 1996
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0724383629329

  • weight in Kg 0.2
Dixon, Floyd - Complete Aladdin Recordings 2-CD CD 1
01 Sad Journey Floyd Dixon
02 She's Understanding Floyd Dixon
03 Let's Dance Floyd Dixon
04 We'll Be Together Floyd Dixon
05 Rockin' At Home Floyd Dixon
06 Pleasure Days Floyd Dixon
07 Don't Cry Now Baby Floyd Dixon
08 I'm So Worried Floyd Dixon
09 Hamp's Gumbo Floyd Dixon
10 Pretty Baby Floyd Dixon
11 Sonny's Blues Floyd Dixon
12 Sad Feeling Floyd Dixon
13 I Want A Little Girl Floyd Dixon
14 Married Woman Floyd Dixon
15 Wino Blues Floyd Dixon
16 Empty Stocking Blues Floyd Dixon
17 Walkin' And Talkin' Blues Floyd Dixon
18 Girl Fifteen Floyd Dixon
19 Hard Road Blues (Travelin' Man) Floyd Dixon
20 Blues In My Heart Floyd Dixon
21 San Francisco Blues Floyd Dixon
22 Long Distance Telephone Blues Floyd Dixon
23 Bad Neighborhood Floyd Dixon
24 You Played Me For A Fool Floyd Dixon
Dixon, Floyd - Complete Aladdin Recordings 2-CD CD 2
01 Real Lovin' Mama Floyd Dixon
02 Unlucky Girl Floyd Dixon
03 Evil Lover Blues Floyd Dixon
04 Four Years Floyd Dixon
05 Telephone Blues Floyd Dixon
06 Blues For Cuba Floyd Dixon
07 Time And Place Floyd Dixon
08 You Need Me Now Floyd Dixon
09 Broken Hearted Traveler Floyd Dixon
10 Do I Love You Floyd Dixon
11 A Long Time Ago Floyd Dixon
12 Lovin' Floyd Dixon
13 I Paid The Price Floyd Dixon
14 How Could You Be So Mean Floyd Dixon
15 Mean Papa Blues Floyd Dixon
16 My Wonderful One Floyd Dixon
17 Too Much Jelly Roll Floyd Dixon
18 Baby Let's Go Down To The Woods Floyd Dixon
19 Tired, Broke And Busted Floyd Dixon
20 Come Back Baby Floyd Dixon
21 Call Operator 210 Floyd Dixon
22 Wine, Wine, Wine Floyd Dixon
23 The River Floyd Dixon
24 Red Cherries Floyd Dixon
Floyd Dixon The Lone Star state sired three of the top R&B pianists to record for Los... more
"Floyd Dixon"

Floyd Dixon

The Lone Star state sired three of the top R&B pianists to record for Los Angeles-based Aladdin Records in the postwar era. Charles Brown, Amos Milburn, and Floyd Dixon all enjoyed great success for the Mesner brothers' label; Dixon was something of a stylistic combination of the other two, combining Milburn's proclivity for houserocking boogies with Brown's subtly shaded blue melancholy.

Dixon (born February 8, 1928) hailed from Marshall, Texas, and was inspired by a blues pianist he witnessed as a lad named Roadmaster. He moved to L.A. in his teens and found encouragement in his musical endeavors from an older white gent named Mark Hurley and Charles Brown, who took the young pianist under his wing. Floyd won amateur contests at the Million Dollar Theater and the Barrelhouse, and ventured down to Modern Records to cut what he believed was a demo. The Biharis thought it good enough to release, and in 1949 Dixon scored his first hit on Modern with that very tune, Dallas Blues (Mississippi Blues followed suit later that year).

Dixon joined forces with ex-Three Blazers bassist Eddie Williams to form the Brown Buddies, and with Floyd singing, they hit for Al Patrick's Supreme logo with Broken Hearted, again in 1949.

It was on to Don Robey's Peacock logo in Houston for four Dixon 78s that were quickly sold to Aladdin (Sad Journey Blues was a 1950 hit). That's how Floyd ended up on Aladdin, where he cut in the good company of Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, by then without Charles Brown but with Oscar Moore on the other guitar, Johnny Miller on bass, and Ellis Walsh on drums. That line-up backed Dixon on his '51 hit Telephone Blues. With saxist Maxwell Davis added, they accompanied the pianist as he delighted a throng at the Shrine Auditorium in July of '51 for Frank Bull & Gene Norman's Blues Jubilee. Floyd was wilder than usual in this ribald atmosphere; the crowd hoots it up throughout the self-penned Baby Let's Go Down To The Woods, the Moores letting loose with some savory fret pyrotechnics.

After one more hit for Aladdin without the Blazers (Call Operator 210) in 1952, Floyd moved on to Specialty, then Atlantic's short-lived Cat imprint (where he waxed the original Hey Bartender in 1954), Combo, Checker, Cash, Ebb, Swingin', Dodge, Kent, Duchess, Reva, Chattahoochee, and more without ever smelling the R&B charts again. There were long stretches where Floyd was absent from the scene, but he was back to make an acclaimed 1996 CD for Alligator. He died of cancer on July 26, 2006 in L.A., where he originally staked his claim to stardom.

Bill Dahl
Chicago, Illinois

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Tracklist
Dixon, Floyd - Complete Aladdin Recordings 2-CD CD 1
01 Sad Journey
02 She's Understanding
03 Let's Dance
04 We'll Be Together
05 Rockin' At Home
06 Pleasure Days
07 Don't Cry Now Baby
08 I'm So Worried
09 Hamp's Gumbo
10 Pretty Baby
11 Sonny's Blues
12 Sad Feeling
13 I Want A Little Girl
14 Married Woman
15 Wino Blues
16 Empty Stocking Blues
17 Walkin' And Talkin' Blues
18 Girl Fifteen
19 Hard Road Blues (Travelin' Man)
20 Blues In My Heart
21 San Francisco Blues
22 Long Distance Telephone Blues
23 Bad Neighborhood
24 You Played Me For A Fool
Dixon, Floyd - Complete Aladdin Recordings 2-CD CD 2
01 Real Lovin' Mama
02 Unlucky Girl
03 Evil Lover Blues
04 Four Years
05 Telephone Blues
06 Blues For Cuba
07 Time And Place
08 You Need Me Now
09 Broken Hearted Traveler
10 Do I Love You
11 A Long Time Ago
12 Lovin'
13 I Paid The Price
14 How Could You Be So Mean
15 Mean Papa Blues
16 My Wonderful One
17 Too Much Jelly Roll
18 Baby Let's Go Down To The Woods
19 Tired, Broke And Busted
20 Come Back Baby
21 Call Operator 210
22 Wine, Wine, Wine
23 The River
24 Red Cherries