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Jimmy Witherspoon - Ain't Nobody's Business - The Singles Collection 1945-53

Jimmy Witherspoon - Ain't Nobody's Business - The Singles Collection 1945-53

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Born in Arkansas in 1920, Jimmy Witherspoon was one of the old school “blues shouters” of the 1940s, making his first records with Jay McShann’s band in the immediate post-war years. He enjoyed a long career, continuing to record for over 50 years until not long before his death in 1997 at the age of 77. His career had distinct phases, with the emphasis changing to a focus on the album market after the mid-1950s, and this collection addresses his formative decade or so when he recorded 78s and 45s for a variety of labels. This 78-track 3-CD collection comprises most of his releases during this era releases under his own name and with the bands of Jay McShann, Buddy Tate, Al Wichard and Lou Spreigner on the Aladdin, Mercury, Supreme, Swing Time, Down Beat and Modern  labels. It features all his R&B hits from these years, including the R&B No. 1 “Ain’t Nobody’s Business”, and the Top 10 hits “Big Fine Girl”, “In The Evening”, “No Rollin’ Blues” and “The Wind Is Blowin’”. The last two are among the ‘live’ recordings in the set from Gene Norman’s famous concert promotions. It’s a substantial and reasonably comprehensive overview of the years when he established his reputation, and it’s a fine showcase for his distinctive style as a blues, R&B and jazz performer.

Disc 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Confessin' The Blues Jay Mcshann & His Jazzmen
2 Shipyard Woman Blues Jay Shann & The Sextet
3 Roll On, Katy Jay Mcshann & His Sextet
4 Ernestine Jay Mcshann & His Sextet
5 Voodoo Woman Blues Jay Mcshann & His Sextet
6 I Want A Little Girl Jay McShann
7 Gone With The Blues Jay McShann
8 Have You Ever Loved A Woman? Jay McShann
9 All My Geets Are Gone Jay Mcshann & His Orchestra
10 Strange Woman Blues Jay Mcshann & His Orchestra
11 Please Stop Playing Those Blues, Boy Jay McShann And His Orchestra
12 Barfly Blues Jay Mcshann & His Orchestra
13 Pinocchio Blues Al Wichard Sextet
14 Thelma Lee Blues Al Wichard Sextet
15 Cain River Blues Lou Spreignier And His Orchestra
16 How I Hate To See Christmas Come Around Lou Spreignier And His Orchestra
17 Wandering Gal Blues Jimmy Witherspoon
18 Money Getting Cheaper Jay Mcshann & Jimmy Witherspoon
19 Frogmore Blues Jimmy Witherspoon With the Jay Mcshann Orch.
20 Wee Baby Blues Jimmy Witherspoon With the Buddy Tate Orch.
21 Ain't Nobody's Business Pt. 1 Jimmy Witherspoon With the Buddy Tate Orch.
22 Ain't Nobody's Business Pt. 2 Jimmy Witherspoon With the Buddy Tate Orch.
23 Hey, Mr. Landlord Jimmy Witherspoon
24 Third Floor Blues Jimmy Witherspoon
25 Back Water Blues Jimmy Witherspoon
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 In The Evening Jimmy Witherspoon With the Buddy Tate Orch.
2 Six Foot Two Blues Jimmy Witherspoon With the Buddy Tate Orch.
3 Skid Row Blues Jimmy Witherspoon With Jay Mcshann
4 How Long Blues Jimmy Witherspoon With Jay Mcshann
5 Money Eyes Woman Jimmy Witherspoon
6 Call My Baby Jimmy Witherspoon
7 Spoon Calls Hootie Jimmy Witherspoon
8 The New Look Jimmy Witherspoon
9 Big Heart Jimmy Witherspoon
10 Drunk, Broke And Hungry Jimmy Witherspoon
11 Destruction Blues Jimmy Witherspoon
12 Funny Style Baby Jimmy Witherspoon
13 Cold Blooded Boogie Jimmy Witherspoon
14 Long About Dawn Jimmy Witherspoon
15 Lush Head Woman Jimmy Witherspoon
16 Your Red Wagon Al Wichard Sextet
17 Geneva Blues Al Wichard Sextet
18 Feeling So Sad Jimmy Witherspoon With Hootie Mcshann And His Orch
19 Same Old Blues Hootie Mcshann And Orch
20 I Love You Just The Same Hootie Mcshann And Orch
21 Jump Children Jimmy Witherspoon
22 Take Me Back Baby Jimmy Witherspoon
23 Rain, Rain, Rain Jimmy Witherspoon
24 Who's Been Jivin' With You Jimmy Witherspoon
25 When I Had Money Jimmy Witherspoon
26 Sweet Lovin' Baby Jimmy Witherspoon
27 Big Fine Girl Jimmy Witherspoon
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 No Rollin' Blues Jimmy Witherspoon
2 Drinkin’ Beer Jimmy Witherspoon
3 Hard Workin’ Blues Jimmy Witherspoon
4 Better Love Next Time Pt1 Jimmy Witherspoon
5 Don't Ever Move A Woman Into Your House Jimmy Witherspoon
6 Doctor Blues Jimmy Witherspoon
7 Failing By Degrees Jimmy Witherspoon
8 New Orleans Woman Jimmy Witherspoon
9 Just A Country Boy Jimmy Witherspoon
10 There Ain't Nothing Better Jimmy Witherspoon
11 Once There Lived A Fool Jimmy Witherspoon
12 I'm Just A Ladies Man Jimmy Witherspoon
13 I'm Goin' Around In Circles Jimmy Witherspoon
14 You Can't Kiss A Dream Goodnight Jimmy Witherspoon
15 Real Ugly Woman Jimmy Witherspoon
16 Give My Heart Another Break Jimmy Witherspoon
17 Practice What You Preach Jimmie Witherspoon
18 Love And Friendship Jimmie Witherspoon
19 Fickle Woman Jimmy Witherspoon
20 I Done Found Out Jimmy Witherspoon
21 I'm Just Wandering Pt1 Jimmy Witherspoon
22 Would My Baby Make A Change? Jimmy Witherspoon
23 The Wind Is Blowing Jimmy Witherspoon
24 Love My Baby Jimmy Witherspoon
25 Slow Your Speed Jimmy Witherspoon And His Orch
26 I'll Be Right On Down Jimmy Witherspoon

  • EAN:
    824046914523
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ACTRCD9145
  • Weight:
    0.2kg