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Johnny Otis: Rock Me Baby
Johnny Otis: Rock Me Baby

1 CD / Rev-Ola Records / 2013-03-12

Tracks: Johnny Otis Radio Show Signature Tune; Oopy Do; One O'Clock Jump; Baby Baby Blues; One Nighter Blues; Love Bug Boogie, The; Gypsy Blues; Goomp Blues; Sugar Sugar; Why Don't You Believe Me?; Stardust;...
Artists: Johnny Otis

Johnny Otis was something of an iconoclast. While it is common nowadays for young white people to emulate the style and speech of young African-Americans,...continue...
Personnel: Johnny Otis (vocals); Junior Ryder, Ada Wilson, Mel Walker, Big Mama Thornton (vocals); Norman Blake, Joe Foster (synthesizer).

Liner Note Author: Dave Penny.

Author: Johnny O...continue...
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Wynonie Harris: Rock Mr, Blues!: The King & Atco Recordings 1949-1956 *
Wynonie Harris: Rock Mr, Blues!: The King & Atco Recordings 1949-1956 *

1 CD / Rev-Ola Records / 2013-01-22

Tracks: Sittin' on It All the Time; Rock Mr. Blues; I Like My Baby's Pudding; Triflin' Woman; Good Morning Judge; Love Untrue, A; Bloodshot Eyes; Confessin' the Blues; Mr. Blues Is Coming to Town; Deacon Don...
Artists: Wynonie Harris

Yep, the man they called "Mr. Blues had a lot to be arrogant about; Hit after hit and a smash on LA's Central Avenue, this...continue...
Personnel: Clarence Kenner, Jimmy Shirley, Mickey Baker (guitar); Bill Graham (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Alonzo Buddy Lucas (alto saxophone); John Hartzfield, Robert Darby, Reuben Phillips,...continue...
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Blind Willie Johnson: Nobody's Fault But Mine: Original Recordings 1927-30
Blind Willie Johnson: Nobody's Fault But Mine: Original Recordings 1927-30

1 CD / Rev-Ola Records / 2012-09-11

Artists: Blind Willie Johnson

"Blind" Willie Johnson straddled that spooky border between blues and spirituals. Among musicians, he is considered one of the greatest slide or bottleneck guitarists, as...continue...
Not a blues singer in the generally accepted sense, Blind Willie Johnson was really a singing preacher with a killer slide guitar style and a guttural voice that indicated clearly that he wasn't about...continue...
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Mickey Baker: In the '50s: Hit, Git & Split *
Mickey Baker: In the '50s: Hit, Git & Split *

1 CD / Rev-Ola Records / 2011-07-12

Tracks: Spinnin' Rock Boogie; Love Me Baby; Bandstand Stomp (Ho Ho Ho); Riverboat; I'm Tired; Stranger Blues - (previously unreleased); You Better Heed My Warning; Midnight Hours - (previously unreleased); S...
Artists: Mickey Baker

2009 release, a definitive collection of Mickey's early world-shaking sides. Probably every guitarist has at least had a go at the legendary Mickey Baker's Complete...continue...
Personnel: Mickey Baker (vocals); McHouston "Mickey" Baker, Eddie Riff, Larry Dale, Roy Gaines, Brownie McGhee (vocals, guitar); Dave McRae (vocals, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Louis Jordan (...continue...
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Skip James: I'd Rather Be the Devil: The Legendary 1931 Session
Skip James: I'd Rather Be the Devil: The Legendary 1931 Session

1 CD / Rev-Ola Records / 2011-04-12

Tracks: Devil Got My Woman; Cypress Grove Blues; Cherry Ball Blues; Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues; Little Cow And Calf Is Gonna Die Blues; If You Haven't Got Any Hay Get On Down The Road; 22-20 Blues; How Lo...
Artists: Skip James

Recording information: 02/1931.

They've been reissued as a piece before, and no doubt they'll be reissued together in the future. But here they are again on this 2007 compilation: all 18 surviv...continue...
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Big Maybelle: I've Got a Feelin': OKeh & Savoy Recordings 1952-1956
Big Maybelle: I've Got a Feelin': OKeh & Savoy Recordings 1952-1956

1 CD / Rev-Ola Records / 2011-04-12

Tracks: Gabbin' Blues (Don't Run My Business); Rain Down Rain; Way Back Home; Just Want Your Love; Jinny Mule; Send For Me; My Country Man; Maybelle's Blues; I've Got A Feelin'; You'll Never Know; I'm Gettin...
Artists: Big Maybelle

Personnel: McHouston "Mickey" Baker, Jimmy Cannady (guitar); Paul Ricci, Jerome Richardson (alto saxophone); Freddie Mitchell, Maurice Simon, Sam "The Man" Taylor , Big Al Sears, Budd Johnson, Buddy L...continue...
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Amos Milburn: Let's Have a Party (The Aladdin Recordings)
Amos Milburn: Let's Have a Party (The Aladdin Recordings)

1 CD / Rev-Ola Records / 2010-01-12

Tracks: I'm Gonna Tell My Mama; Sax Shack Boogie; Bad, Bad Whiskey; Let's Rock a While; Tears, Tears, Tears; I Love You Anyway; Ain't Nothing Shaking; Just One More Drink; Flying Home; Thinking and Drinking;...
Artists: Amos Milburn

Repressing. 2007 release, a collection of 1950s hits and rarities by one of the masters of R&B! Beautifully packaged by Pepperbox, with rare memorabilia and...continue...
Personnel: Amos Milburn (vocals, piano); McHouston "Mickey" Baker, Johnny Brown, Gene Phillips, Irving Ashby, Jack Marshall, Johnny Lee Moore, Al Hendrickson, Bob Bain (guitar); Jewell L. Grant, Leroy...continue...
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Piano Red: Diggin' the Boogie 1950-1956
Piano Red: Diggin' the Boogie 1950-1956

1 CD / Rev-Ola Records / 2009-10-06

Tracks: (Right String Baby But) The Wrong Yo-Yo; Red's Boogie; Rockin' with Red; I'm Gonna Rock Some More; She's Dynamite; Everybody's Boogie; Jumpin' the Boogie; Well, Well, Baby; Just Right Bounce; Diggin'...
Artists: Piano Red

2009 release, a first-time-CD collection of 1950s hits and rarities by one of the masters of R&B. Willie Perryman went by two nicknames during his...continue...
Personnel: William Lee Perrymen (vocals, piano); Bertha Colbert (vocals); Wesley Jackson , Mary Osborne, Rene Hall (guitar); Freddy Taylor & His Orchestra (saxophone); Budd Johnson (alto saxophone, te...continue...
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The Treniers: This Is It! *
The Treniers: This Is It! *

1 CD / Rev-Ola Records / 2008-04-29

Tracks: Everybody Get Together; Why Do You Get So High, Shorty?; Go! Go! Go!; It Rocks! It Rolls! It Swings!; Rockin' on Sunday Night; Hi-Ho Silver!; Rockin' Is Our Bizness; This Is It!; You Know, Yeah! Tige...
Artists: The Treniers

2008 digitally remastered compilation featuring 30 of the finest moments from this Jump Blues outfit from the '40s and '50s led by twin brothers Cliff...continue...
The Treniers: Cliff Trenier, Claude Trenier (vocals).

Personnel: Milt Trenier (vocals, guitar, maracas); Don Hill (alto saxophone); Gene Gilbeaux (piano).

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Arthur
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: Gonna Be Some Changes: 1946-54

1 CD / Rev-Ola Records / 2008-03-11

Tracks: My Baby Left Me; I Don't Know It; Shout, Sister, Shout; I'm Gonna Dig Myself a Hole; That's All Right; She's Just Like Caledonia; I Want My Lovin'; Mean Old Santa Fe; Train Fare Blues; Where Did You ...
Artists: Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

2008 collection of hits and rarities by one of the masters of the Blues and one of the originators of Rock 'N' Roll. Although he...continue...
Personnel: Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (vocals, guitar); Robert Fulton (guitar, harmonica); Joe Willie Wilkins (guitar); J.J. Jones (tenor saxophone); Edward Lumpkin, Thomas Patton (piano); Lawrence Riley...continue...
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Various Artists: Roots and Rumours: The Roots of Elvis, Vol. 2
Various Artists: Roots and Rumours: The Roots of Elvis, Vol. 2

1 CD / Rev-Ola Records / 2007-04-24

Tracks: Blues Stay Away from Me - The Delmore Brothers; Take Your Hands Off of It - Billy Hughes; Keep Them Cold Icy Fingers Off of Me; Always Late (With Your Kisses) - Lefty Frizzell; Give Me More, More, Mo...
Artists: Various Artists

Elvis Presley's early months with Sun Records and the brief, hazy period he spent performing on radio shows in Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, have generated...continue...
Liner Note Author: Dave Penny.

Arranger: Jim Scott .

In 2005, the British Rev-Ola label released The Roots of Elvis, a fascinating compilation which brought together 28 classic recording...continue...
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Lucky Millinder: Let It Roll Again *
Lucky Millinder: Let It Roll Again *

1 CD / Rev-Ola Records / 2006-12-19

Tracks: Moanin' the Blues; D Natural Blues; Little Girl, Don't Cry; In the Middle of the Night; I'll Never Be Free; Aweful Natural; Let It Be; Teardrops from My Eyes; Oh Babel; Who Said Shorty Wasn't Coming ...
Artists: Lucky Millinder

Lucky Millinder - like Tiny Bradshaw - was a contemporary of Cab Calloway in the swing 1930s (managed, or should we say "owned" at one...continue...
Personnel: John Carol, Cathy Ryan & The Admirals, Henry Glover, Heywood Jackson, Melvin Moore, Myra Johnson, Annisteen Allen, Wynonie Harris, Big John Greer (vocals).

Recording information: 194...continue...
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Earl Bostic: Let's Ball Tonight!
Earl Bostic: Let's Ball Tonight!

1 CD / Rev-Ola Records / 2006-07-18

Tracks: Let's Ball Tonight, Pt. 1; Let's Ball Tonight, Pt. 2; Rockin' and Reelin'; Earl's Rhumboogie; Scotch Jam; Earl's Blues; Stomp; Bar Fly Baby; Bostic's Jump; Earl Blows a Fuse; Who Snuck the Wine in th...
Artists: Earl Bostic

Earl Bostic, the veteran big band alto saxophonist is known mostly for his arousing, bump-and-grind, jazz-for-strippers rehashes of old swing era hits like Flamingo, Temptation...continue...
Personnel: Nick Robbins, Joe Foster (synthesizer).

Liner Note Author: Dave Penny.

Author: Victor Schonfield....continue...
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Ruth Brown: Wild Wild Young Women
Ruth Brown: Wild Wild Young Women

1 CD / Rev-Ola Records / 2006-04-25

Tracks: Jim Dandy; Wild, Wild Young Men; How Can You Leave a Man Like This?; Mambo Baby; Soul on Fire; Oh, What a Dream; That's All I Need; Somebody Touched Me; I'm Living My Life for You; As Long as I; M Mo...
Artists: Ruth Brown

A Battle Royal, as two of the utmost sweet'n'sassy R&B Divas of the 1950s bombard us with hit after hit to prove who rules... but...continue...
Personnel: Nick Robbins, Joe Foster (synthesizer).

Liner Note Author: Dave Penny....continue...
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Billy Wright: Don't You Want a Man Like Me *
Billy Wright: Don't You Want a Man Like Me *

1 CD / Rev-Ola Records / 2006-02-21

Tracks: Man's Brand Boogie; You Satisfy; Billy's Boogie Blues; After Dark Blues; 'Fore Day Blues; Married Woman's Boogie; Keep Your Hands on Your Heart; Stacked Deck; Mercy Mercy; Mean Old Wine; Drinkin' and...
Artists: Billy Wright

Remastered pressing. A prime influence on Little Richard during his formative years, "Prince of the Blues" Billy Wright's hearty shouting delivery was an Atlanta staple...continue...
Personnel: Nick Robbins, Joe Foster (synthesizer).

Liner Note Author: Dave Penny.

Recording information: The Harlem Theatre (1952)....continue...
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Ray Charles: Sinner's Prayers 1951-54
Ray Charles: Sinner's Prayers 1951-54

1 CD / Rev-Ola Records / 2005-10-25

Tracks: Hey Now; Misery in My Heart; Kissa Me Baby; Guitar Blues; Snow Is Falling, The; Sun's Gonna Shine Again, The; Midnight Hour, The; Jumpin' in the Mornin'; Roll with My Baby; It Should've Been Me; Losi...
Artists: Ray Charles

27 Tracks from 1951 to 1954. Remastered with extensive sleeve notes that include rare photos. Rev-ola. 2005....continue...
Personnel: Nick Robbins, Joe Foster (synthesizer).

Liner Note Author: Dave Penny.

It's practically impossible to underestimate Ray Charles' importance in the history of R&B, and given hi...continue...
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