||Shirley & Lee|
Legendary Masters Series, Vol. 1 (1990)
Shirley & Lee were responsible for a few enduring classics of New Orleans rock & roll, particularly "Let the Good Times Roll," which topped the R&B charts and crossed over to the pop Top 20 in 1956. Shirley Goodman's helium ...
||Buddy Johnson & His Orchestra|
Rockin' n' Rollin' Featuring Ella Johnson (1995)
Four of Buddy Johnson's six R&B hits on Mercury can be found on this 14-song collection that is drawn in part from the album Rock 'n' Roll Stage Show. Several tracks feature vocals by Johnson's sassy sibling, Ella, whose no-nonsense ...
Greatest Hits (1995)
Track Listing: Stay Away From My Baby; I Love You, Yes I Do; Can't Take No More; I'll Release You; Don't Lie; Be Ever Wonderful; Ramblin' Rose; Don't Deceive Me; It Ain't Like That No More; Need You Home; Time ...
Mercury Sessions: Featuring Live & Studio Recordings (1996)
The title is a sort of catch-all, and a misnomer, as this CD doesn't even attempt to represent a cross-section of McPhatter's work on Mercury Records -- but the CD itself is golden. Eleven of the 14 tracks are taken ...
Twilight & Twinight (Masters Collection) (1996)
After working as a guitarist in the late '50s and early '50s for such artists as Muddy Waters, Magic Sam, and Junior Wells, Syl Johnson began recording on his own. His first successful releases were on the Twinight label, his ...
Reconsider Me (1976)
With the exception of "Release Me," a superb remake of the Esther Phillips/Englebert Humperdinck hit done for the tiny Watch label, this collects Adams work for the Nashville-based SSS label in the late '60s. Despite the fact that he was ...
||Constellation of Chicago Soul (1997) |
Although active for only three years during the mid-'60s, Chicago's Constellation label scored with a few soul hits, most coming from their two big acts: Gene Chandler and Dee Clark. This wrap-up of the Constellation sound includes only four from ...
||Johnny "Guitar" Watson|
Very Best of Johnny "Guitar" Watson: In Loving Memory (1996)
Johnny "Guitar" Watson had been in the business for over 20 years before he began to amass a large following and achieved gold albums with his first two efforts for DJM. Despite the sad title, The Very Best of Johnny ...
||Magic Touch & Friends: Step Into My World (1998) |
Twenty-five rare goodies from the archives of Jameco, Black Hawk, Black Falcon, Sirco, and other small labels. Titled after Magic Touch's Step into My World, the CD features clandestine soul from Rosemarie (noted songwriter Rose Marie McCoy) and Bo, Linwood ...
Very Best Of Big Maybelle: That's All (1998)
Collectables' The Very Best of Big Maybelle: That's All features 12 songs that she recorded for Sceptor Records in the '60s. This wasn't the most particularly distinguished period of Big Maybelle's career, and this collection doesn't put it in perspective, ...
LaVern/LaVern Baker (1998)
Also available as part of the Collectables box THE LEGEND AT HER BEST.
LAVERN/LAVERN BAKER presents Baker's first two albums (from 1956 and 1953, respectively) on a single disc. Baker, of course, was the first great female star of early rock ...
And I Love Him!/Esther Phillips Sings (1999)
Includes original release liner notes by Jack "Pearshape" Walker.
This Collectables compilation packages Esther Phillips' first two LPs for Atlantic, 1965's And I Love Him! and the following year's Esther Phillips Sings. Gradually switching from an R&B chart name to a ...
See See Rider/Blues Ballads (1998)
Originally released on Atlantic. Includes liner notes by Marv Goldberg.
SEE SEE RYDER/BLUES BALLADS is a one-CD collection of albums LaVern Baker released in 1963 and 1959, respectively. The tracks are not presented in the original sequence, but the ones dating ...
Ruth Brown/Miss Rhythm (1999) Top Seller
RUTH BROWN/MISS RHYTHM compiles two of Ruth Brown's late-'50s albums for Atlantic, but the single disc is practically a greatest-hits set. Several of the singer's signature tunes appear on the self-titled album, including "Daddy Daddy," "Teardrops from My Eyes," and ...
||Ivory Joe Hunter|
Ivory Joe Hunter/Sings the Old and the New (1999)
Originally released on Atlantic (8008) and Atlantic (8015). Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
Don't let the 28 tracks fool you; Collectables doesn't attempt a thorough overview of Ivory Joe Hunter's five-decade recording career, which spanned from the '30s to the ...
Burnin'/Confessin' the Blues (1999)
In 1999, Collectables released Burnin'/Confessin' the Blues, which contained two complete albums -- Burnin' (1970, originally released on Atlantic) and Confessin' the Blues (1976, originally released on Atlantic) -- by Esther Phillips on one compact disc. ~ Jason Birchmeier
2 LPs ...
Story of the Blues/Melancholy Baby (2000)
In 2000, Collectables released The Story of the Blues/Melancholy Baby, which contained two complete albums -- The Story of the Blues (1959, originally released on Jubilee) and Melancholy Baby (1957, also released on Jubilee) -- by Della Reese on one ...
Precious Memories: Lavern Baker Sings Gospel (2000)
Lavern Baker praises the Lord on one hand ("Journey to the Sky" and "Just a Closer Walk With Thee") and tributes Bessie Smith on the other ("Empty Bed Blues" and "Gimme a Pigfoot [And a Bottle of Beer]") on the ...
Patches/The Dynamic Clarence Carter (2000)
Originally released on Atlantic (8267). Includes liner notes by Mark Marymont.
Originally released on Atlantic (8199). Includes liner notes by Ted Williams.
Blind songwriter and guitarist Clarence Carter was known for the passionate vocal style he used on narratives that often reflected ...
||Big Joe Turner|
Joe Turner/Rockin' the Blues (2000)
Includes original release liner notes by Guy Remark & Gary Kramer.
Presenting both JOE TURNER and ROCKIN' THE BLUES on one CD, this Collectables compilation is a quality double shot of Big Joe Turner's late-1950s output for Atlantic Records. Among the ...
Very Best of Buster Brown (1999)
The Very Best of Buster Brown features 22 original classics by Brown, the blues harpist/singer who hit the number one R&B spot with "Fannie Mae" (number 38 pop). Brown was the archetypal R&B singer who came on the scene five ...
||Vee-Jay Rhythm & Blues: Early Years Pt. 1 (2000) |
Spaniels,El Dorados,Rhythm Ace Kool Gents,Tommy Dean Orchestr
Liner Note Authors: Robert Pruter; Johnny Keyes; The Magnificents.
Vee Jay Rhythm & Blues: The Early Years, Pt. 1 is an excellent compilation taken from the vaults of Vee-Jay records, combining well-known hits with equally ...
||Vee-Jay Rhythm & Blues: Early Years Pt. 2 (2000) |
Jimmy Reed,Spaniels,Falcons, Magnificents,Domells,Lyrics
Liner Note Author: Robert Pruter.
Vee Jay Rhythm & Blues: The Early Years, Pt. 2 is an excellent compilation taken from the vaults of Vee-Jay records containing strong obscure material. Along with the only bona fide hit on this ...
||Vee-Jay Rhythm & Blues Vol. 3: The Soul Era Pt. 1 (2000) |
Jerry Butler,Bobby Parker,Gene Allison,Leonard Carbo,Kip Ande
||Vee-Jay Rhythm & Blues Vol. 5: The Soul Era Pt. 3 (2000) |
Birdlegs & Pauline,Daylighters Barrett Strong,Fred Hughes
Liner Note Author: Robert Pruter.