Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory, p2007.
4 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (37 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.)
Compilation produced by Michael Ribas and Derek Dressler.
Program notes by Gerald Early, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
Selections originally released by the Vee-Jay Record Company, Chicago, 1953-1966.
Disc 1. High and lonesome (Jimmy Reed and His Trio) -- Baby, it's you (the Spaniels) -- Goodnite sweetheart, Goodnite (the Spaniels) -- Ain't times hard (Floyd Jones and Band) -- You don't have to go (Jimmy Reed and His Trio) -- Blue evening (L.C. McKinley) -- I wish you would (Billy Boy Arnold) -- At my front door (the El Dorados) -- Hurt my feelings (Morris Pejoe) -- Bad boy (Eddie Taylor) -- Somewhere to lay my head (the Highway QC's) -- Hands off (Jay McShann's Orchestra, vocalist Pricilla Bowman) -- Fool's prayer (the Five Echoes) -- Oop de oop (Earl Phillips) -- I'll be forever loving you (the El Dorados with Al Smith's Orchestra) -- Ain't that lovin' you baby (Jimmy Reed) -- Fooling around slowly (Al Smith's Combo) -- Up on the mountain (the Magnificents) -- Big town playboy (Eddie Taylor) -- Rock 'n roll mama (Camille Howard) -- Oh what a nite (the Dells).
Disc 2. Dimples (John Lee Hooker) -- Telephone is ringing (Pee Wee Crayton) -- Judgment day (Snooky Pryor) -- Uncloudy day (the Staple Singers) -- For all we know (Sonny Til's Orioles) -- Mother's son (the Delegates) -- Pleasure's all mine (Billy Emerson) -- Honest I do (Jimmy Reed) -- Farther along (the Harmonizing Four) -- You can make it if you try (Gene Allison) -- It hurts me too (Elmore James) -- Twist (Hank Ballard & the Midnighters) -- Rockin' good way (Priscilla Bowman with the Spaniels) -- Hattie Malatti (Lee Diamond and the Upsetters) -- Blues get off my shoulder (Bobby Parker) -- For your precious love (Jerry Butler & the Impressions) -- Pigtails and blue jeans (Leonard Carbo) -- I love you honey (John Lee Hooker) -- Leave you in the hands of the Lord (the Original 5 Blind Boys of Mississippi) -- Nobody but you (Dee Clark) -- Shombalor (Sheriff & the Ravels) -- Crying for my baby (Harold Burrage).
Disc 3. Mary don't you weep (the Swan Silvertones) -- Steppin' out (Memphis Slim) -- Just a little bit (Rosco Gordon) -- Baby what you want me to do (Jimmy Reed) -- Will you ever be mine (Donnie Elbert) -- Will the circle be unbroken (the Staple Singers) -- Easy lovin' (Wade Flemons) -- No shoes (John Lee Hooker) -- Oh baby (J.B. Lenoir) -- He will break your heart (Jerry Butler) -- Exodus (Eddie Harris) -- Big boss man (Jimmy Reed) -- Raindrops (Dee Clark) -- Every beat of my heart (the Pips with Gladys Knight) -- Old ship of Zion (the Sallie Martin Singers) -- Bright lights, big city (Jimmy Reed) -- Nite owl (the Dukays) -- Duke of Earl (Gene Chandler) -- al gone mama (the Moonglows) -- Help me somebody (the "5" Royals) -- Boom boom (John Lee Hooker).
Disc 4. I'm a woman (Christine Kittrell) -- Make it easy on yourself (Jerry Butler) -- Sherry (the Four Seasons) -- Rainbow (Gene Chandler) -- Shakin' fit (the Pyramids) -- Spring (Birdlegs & Pauline and Their Versality Birds) -- Body surf (Aki Aleong & the Nobels) -- You're no good (Betty Everett) -- I can see everybody's mother (the Original Blind Boys of Alabama) -- Shoop shoop song (it's in his kiss) (Betty Everett) -- Steal away (Jimmy Hughes) -- Have I the right (the Honeycombs) -- Let it be me (Jerry Butler & Betty Everett) -- Bring your lovin' (Hoyt Axton) -- Getting mighty crowded (Betty Everett) -- Walk around Heaven all day (the Caravans) -- Tainted love (Gloria Jones) -- Billy's bag (Billy Preston) -- Stay in my corner (the Dells) -- Oo wee baby, I love you (Fred Hughes) -- Let's do it over (Joe Simon) -- I don't know what you've got but it's got me (Little Richard).
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