Who was/is Ivory Joe Hunter ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more

Ivory Joe Hunter,

born at Kirbyville, Texas, in 1914, was first recorded by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress in 1933. Moving to Los Angeles, he recorded for a number of small labels, having R&B hits with 'Blues At Sunrise' (on his own label, Ivory) and 'Pretty Mama Blues' (Pacific). In 1947, a King contract resulted in further hits : 'Guess Who', `Landlord Blues' and 'I Quit My Pretty Mama'. Moving to MGM, Hunter's successes included 'I Almost Lost My Mind' (No. 1, in 1950) and 'I Need You So'.

Having joined Atlantic, Hunter broke into the rock'n'roll market in 1956 with a Top Twenty hit, 'Since I Met You Baby'. His own subsequent discs for Dot, Capitol and Veep sold poorly, but Nat Cole, the Five Keys, Pat Boone and Elvis Presley all did well with his songs. In recent years, Hunter based himself in Nashville where, as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, he had hopes of a fresh career in country music, the field with which his soulful blues ballads and understated barrelhouse piano had close affiliations.

He died of cancer in a Memphis Hospital, on November 8, 1974.

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Ivory Joe Hunter: An Introduction To...
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(2006/FUEL) 16 tracks - Houston ACA Studio sessions 1968.

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Ivory Joe Hunter: 7th Street Boogie (1945-50)
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-7th Street Boogie (1945-50) Route 66

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Ivory Joe Hunter: Sings Sixteen Of His All Time Hits (LP)
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(1987/Official) 16 tracks - Reproduction of the original King LP!

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Ivory Joe Hunter: I Had A Little Girl (1946-52)
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-I Had A Girl (1946-52) Route 66

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Ivory Joe Hunter: Jumping At The Dew Drop (1947-52)
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-Jumping At The Dew Drop (1947-52) Route 66

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Ivory Joe Hunter: 7th Street Boogie
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​(Mr. R&B) 16 tracks. 1945-50

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Ivory Joe Hunter: Rock & Roll (CD, Japan)
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(2012/Atlantic Japan) 14 Tracks - Japan CD reissue of the original 1957 Atlantic album!

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Ivory Joe Hunter: Sings Sixteen Of His Greatest Hits (CD)
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(2005/KING) 16 tracks

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Ivory Joe Hunter: This Is ... (LP)
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(Ace) 12 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1964 'Dot' LP album Mastered by Bob Jones The late, great Ivory Joe Hunter was born among the pine woods of Kirbyville, East Texas. He was born into a large family of nine brothers and four sisters during either 1911...

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