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Wynonie Harris Jump Mr. Blues (2-CD)

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(2011/FV) 50 tracks (multi label 1950s Aladdin/King/Hamp-Tone a.o.) - digipac. more

Wynonie Harris: Jump Mr. Blues (2-CD)

(2011/FV) 50 tracks (multi label 1950s Aladdin/King/Hamp-Tone a.o.) - digipac.

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Harris, Wynonie - Jump Mr. Blues (2-CD) CD 1
01 Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well
02 Around The Clock (Part 1)
03 Wynonie's Blues
04 Young Man'S Blues
05 That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch
06 Playful Baby
07 Hey. Ba-Ba-Re-Bop (Part 1)
08 In The Evenin' Blues
09 My Baby's Barrel House
10 Mr Blues Jumped The Rabbit
11 You Got To Get Yourself A Job, Girl
12 Big City Blues
13 Battle Of The Blues (Part 1)
14 Good Morning Mr Blues
15 From Bad To Good Blues
16 Good Rockin' Tonight
17 Lollipop Mama
18 Grandma Plays The Numbers
19 She Just Won't Sell No More
20 I Want My Fanny Brown
21 I Feel That Old Age Comin' On
22 Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
23 All She Wants To Do Is Rock
24 Sittin' On It All The Time
25 I Like My Baby's Pudding
Harris, Wynonie - Jump Mr. Blues (2-CD) CD 2
01 Triflin' Woman
02 Rock Mr Blues
03 Good Morning Judge
04 Mr Blues Is Coming To Town
05 Oh! Babe
06 Confessin' The Blues
07 Bloodshot Eyes (1951)
08 Here Comes The Night
09 Lovin' Machine
10 My Playful Baby's Gone
11 Keep On churchin' (Till The Butter Comes)
12 Drinkin Blues
13 Adam Come And Get Your Rib
14 Bring It Back
15 Bad Nows Baby (There'll Be No Rockin' Tonite)
16 Mama Your Daughter Done Lied On Me
17 Christina
18 Drinkin' Sherry Wine
19 Fishtall Blues
20 Good Mambo Tonight
21 Wine Wine Sweet Wine
22 That's Me Right Now
23 A Tale Of Woe
24 Sweet Lucy Brown
25 Bloodshot Eyes (1860)
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Wynonie Harris

Shake That Thing

(Wynonie Harris)

King 4716

 

Top rival to Big Joe Turner in the blues shouting sweepstakes, Wynonie Harris had an ego as big as his voice and a string of jumping hits for Cincinnati-based King Records that were a direct harbinger of the rock and roll revolution to come.

The Omaha product was born August 24, 1913 and got into show business as a dancer before shifting his focus to singing. He belted the blues in Omaha during the second half of the '30s, then relocated to L.A. in 1940, where he starred at the prestigious Club Alabam on Central Avenue and was tagged with the nickname 'Mr. Blues.' Harris joined Lucky Millinder's big band in 1944 as one of its resident vocalists and cut his first sides with them but was back on his own by year's end. He cut for Philo and Apollo in 1945, scoring two hits for the latter, and Bullet and Aladdin in '46. Then Syd Nathan inked him to King Records in 1947 and Wynonie's fortunes took off for the moon.

Harris turned Roy Brown down flat when the young singer offered him Good Rockin' Tonight but had no qualms about covering Brown's DeLuxe version, which gave Wynonie his first #1 R&B smash. Hits came fast and heavy after that, many reflecting Wynonie's ribald persona: Lolly Pop Mama, the '49 chart-topper All She Wants To Do Is Rock and its flip I Want My Fanny Brown, Sittin' On It All The Time, I Like My Baby's Pudding, and Good Morning Judge in 1950, the country-rooted Bloodshot Eyes in '51, and the lyrically surreal Lovin' Machine the next year.

Seldom using guitar in a prominent role, Harris made a rare exception on Shake That Thing, a salacious ditty cut April 14, 1954 at King's Cincy in-house studio with pianist Sonny Thompson's band (anchored by bassist James Royal and drummer Philip Paul). Kansas City guitarist Clarence 'Sonny' Kenner glides into a twangy break that greatly enhances the leering number, which Wynonie claimed to have written even though it went all the way back to 1925 and banjo-playing songster Papa Charlie Jackson.

Like most of his postwar R&B peers, Harris couldn't weather the rock 'n' roll storm. His fall from grace wasn't pretty. Later singles for Atco, King again, and Roulette were mere shadows of Wynonie's former lusty output, and a '64 Chess date was shelved. Throat cancer killed Mr. Blues on June 14, 1969 in L.A.



Bill Dahl aus PLUG IT IN! TURN IT UP! Electric Blues 1939-2005 - The Definitive Collection! - "Plug It In! Turn It Up! - Electric Blues 1939 - 2005" auf Bear Family Records hat bei den Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tenneessee, am 9. Mai den prestigetraechtigen Preis in der Kategorie 'Bestes historisches Album' erhalten. Die einzigartige, 12-teilige CD-Dokumentation vermittelt erstmals einen umfassenden Blick auf die Geschichte dieses bedeutsamen Genres, unabhaengig von Grenzen, die einzelne Plattenfirmen aufzeigen. Unser Autor Bill Dahl aus Chicago war vor Ort und nahm den Preis vor etwa 1.300 Bluesmusikern, Journalisten und Fans entgegen. Die Blues Music Awards, die alljaehrlich in Memphis fuer die besten Blues-Veroeffentlichungen verliehen werden, gelten als wichtigste Auszeichnung weltweit und werden auch als 'Oscars des Blues' bezeichnet..

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