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Huey ‘Piano’ Smith - The Singles & Albums Collection 1953-62

Huey ‘Piano’ Smith - The Singles & Albums Collection 1953-62

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Huey ‘Piano’ Smith was one of the many influential musical figures to emerge from New Orleans during the 1950s.

As a noted and successful pianist, singer and songwriter on the R&B scene, he made a significant contribution to the development of rock ‘n’ roll.

Hailing from New Orleans, he was influenced by the innovative work of Professor Longhair. He became known for his shuffling right-handed break on the piano that influenced other Southern players.

When Smith was 15, he began working in clubs and recording with his flamboyant partner, Eddie Jones, who rose to fame as Guitar Slim. On turning 18 in 1952, he signed a recording contract with Savoy Records, which released his first known single, You Made Me Cry.

Making his first records under his own name in 1953, he played piano on hits by Earl King and Smiley Lewis before signing to Ace and recording with his long-time band The Clowns, and having two landmark pop and R&B hits with Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu and Don’t You Just Know It.

This 58-track set includes A- and Bsides for the Savoy, Ace, Vin and Imperial labels during this era plus the titles from his album Havin’ A Good Time and For Dancing not otherwise released as on singles. It also includes selected titles from the album ’Twas The Night Before Christmas, plus Imperial recordings not otherwise released at this time.

It naturally features his Top 10 US pop and R&B hits Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu and Don’t You Just Know It, along with his other career chart entries Don’t You Know, Yockomo and Pop-Eye.

It’s a substantial overview of what was the primary era of his career as a recording artist and an entertaining showcase for his talent as a notable exponent of the distinctive sound of New Orleans R&B.


TRACKS

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 You're Down With Me Huey Smith

2

You Made Me Cry Huey Smith
3 Everybody's Whalin' Huey "Piano" Smith and Rhythm Aces
4 Little Liza Jane Huey "Piano" Smith and Rhythm Aces
5 Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu - Part 1 Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
6 Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu - Part 2 Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
7 Just A Lonely Clown Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
8 Free, Single And Disengaged Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
9 Don't You Just Know It Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
10 High Blood Pressure Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
11 Havin' A Good Time Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
12 We Like Birdland Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
13 Little Chickee Wah Wah Huey and Jerry
14 I Think You're Jiving Me Huey and Jerry
15 Don't You Know, Yockomo Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
16 Well, I'll Be John Brown Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
17 Would You Believe It (I Have A Cold) Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
18 Genevieve Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
19 Dearest Darling Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
20 Tu-Ber-Cu-Lucas And The Sinus Blues Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
21 Beatnik Blues Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
22 For Cryin' Out Loud Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
23 I Didn't Do It Huey Smith
24 They Kept On Huey Smith
25 She Got Low Down Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
26 Mean, Mean, Man Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
27 Pop-Eye Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
28 Scald-Dog Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
29 The Little Moron Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
Disc 2
Track Title Artist
1 Someone To Love Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
2 Behind The Wheel - Part 1 Huey Smith and The Clowns
3 Behind The Wheel - Part 2 Huey Smith and The Clowns
4 More Girls Huey Smith and The Clowns
5 Sassy Sara Huey Smith and The Clowns
6 Don't Knock It Huey "Piano" Smith
7 Snag-A-Tooth Jeanie Huey "Piano" Smith
8 Talk To Me, Baby Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
9 If It Ain't One Thing, It's Another Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
10 Hush Your Mouth Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
11 Somewhere Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
12 Rockin' Behind The Iron Curtain Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
13 Somebody Put A Tack (In My Cotton Pickin' Chair) Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
14 Doin' The Beatnik Twist Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
15 We Want Him Under Alimony Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
16 Susie Q Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
17 I Tried Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
18 Twas The Night Before Christmas Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
19 Almost Time For Santa Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
20 Rock & Roll Santa Claus Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
21 Doing The Santa Claus Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
22 Why Did I Do (Wa-Do-Do) Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
23 Somebody Told It Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
24 Psycho Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
25 I Didn't Do It Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
26 Heart Trouble (Part I) Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
27 The Hill Ain't Far Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
28 Able Mabel Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
29 I Don't Play Like That Huey "Piano" Smith and his Clowns
  • Artist:
    Huey ‘Piano’ Smith
  • EAN:
    824046339920
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    October 2021
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3399
  • Weight:
    0.12kg