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Ivory Joe Hunter - Since I Met You Baby And ‘Live’ Collaborations 1960-62

Ivory Joe Hunter - Since I Met You Baby And ‘Live’ Collaborations 1960-62

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Pianist, singer and songwriter Ivory Joe Hunter was a blues balladeer extraordinaire, specialising in a unique brand of highly tuneful and soulful blues songs that bucked the trend for more raucous and extrovert blues in the 1940s and early ‘50s, although he could rock and boogie with the best of them as well.

Born in Texas in 1914 – “Ivory Joe” were his given names and not a nickname - he made his first recordings as a talented youngster for the Library of Congress in 1933. He worked on radio in Texas in the early ‘40s before moving to Los Angeles, and joining Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers for a while before making his first solo records in 1945.

He had a string of hits in the late ‘40s which appear on Acrobat’s existing product Ivory Joe Hunter – Jukebox Hits 1945-50 (ACMCD4208), registering a landmark No.1 with I Almost Lost My Mind in 1950. This great value 51-track 2CD set picks up the story from that point and includes selected A- and B-sides from his releases on the MGM, Atlantic & Dot labels during the 1950s – by the end of the decade his chart career was over. It features all his 12 R&B and pop chart entries from this era, including the R&B No.1s I Almost Lost My Mind, I Need You So and Since I Met My Baby, plus the Top 5 hits Guess Who, Jealous Heart, Waiting In Vain, I Quit My Pretty Mama and Empty Arms.

The selections in the set include some great grooving instrumentals and rock ‘n’ roll flavoured material alongside the trademark ballads, and it’s a fine showcase for an artist with one of the most distinctive styles in blues. Billed as “The Baron of the Boogie”, and also known as “The Happiest Man Alive”, he was honoured at both the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Grand Ole Opry.


TRACKS

Disc 1
1 I Almost Lost My Mind Ivory Joe Hunter
2 If I Give You My Love Ivory Joe Hunter
3 Why Fool Yourself Ivory Joe Hunter
4 S.P. Blues Ivory Joe Hunter
5 I Need You So Ivory Joe Hunter
6 Leave Her Alone Ivory Joe Hunter
7 Let Me Dream Ivory Joe Hunter
8 Gimme A Pound Of Ground Round Ivory Joe Hunter
9 Living A Lie Ivory Joe Hunter
10 It's A Sin Ivory Joe Hunter
11 You Thrill Me Ivory Joe Hunter
12 I Ain't Got No Gal No More Ivory Joe Hunter
13 I Can't Resist You Ivory Joe Hunter
14 I Can't Get You Off My Mind Ivory Joe Hunter
15 Wrong Woman Blues Ivory Joe Hunter
16 Blue Moon Ivory Joe Hunter
17 U Name It Ivory Joe Hunter
18 Laugh (Though You Feel You Want To Cry) Ivory Joe Hunter
19 Where Shall I Go Ivory Joe Hunter
20 I'm Sorry For You My Friend Ivory Joe Hunter
21 I Will Be True Ivory Joe Hunter
22 Rockin' Chair Boogie Ivory Joe Hunter
23 Music Before Dawn Ivory Joe Hunter
24 I Had A Girl Ivory Joe Hunter
Disc 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Don't Make Me Cry Ivory Joe Hunter
2 I Got To Learn To Do The Mambo Ivory Joe Hunter & His Ivory Tones
3 I Must Be Talking To Myself Ivory Joe Hunter
4 I Feel So Good Ivory Joe Hunter
5 It May Sound Silly Ivory Joe Hunter & His Ivory Tones
6 Heaven Came Down To Earth Ivory Joe Hunter & His Ivory Tones
7 I Need Somebody Ivory Joe Hunter & His Ivory Tones
8 I Need You By My Side Ivory Joe Hunter And His Ivorytones With Orchestra
9 A Tear Fell Ivory Joe Hunter And His Ivorytones With Orchestra
10 That's Why I Dream Ivory Joe Hunter
11 You Mean Everything To Me Ivory Joe Hunter
12 You Can't Stop This Rocking And Rolling Ivory Joe Hunter
13 Since I Met You Baby Ivory Joe Hunter
14 Empty Arms Ivory Joe Hunter
15 Love Is A Hurting Game Ivory Joe Hunter
16 Everytime I Hear That Song Ivory Joe Hunter
17 She's Gone Ivory Joe Hunter
18 All About The Blues Ivory Joe Hunter
19 You're On My Mind Ivory Joe Hunter
20 I'm So Glad I Found You Ivory Joe Hunter
21 Yes I Want You Ivory Joe Hunter
22 You Flip Me Baby Ivory Joe Hunter
23 I Just Want To Love You Ivory Joe Hunter
24 City Lights Ivory Joe Hunter
25 Stolen Moments Ivory Joe Hunter
26 A Cottage For Sale Ivory Joe Hunter
27 Did You Mean It Ivory Joe Hunter
  • Artist:
    Ivory Joe Hunter
  • EAN:
    824046341329
  • Discs:
    2
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Release:
    February 2021
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3413
  • Weight:
    0.12kg