Žanr: Bluz, Džez, Fank i Soul, R&B
Poreklo: Strani izvođač
NOVO, U CELOFANU
ORIGINAL STRANO IZDANJE
Various Artists (Dolphin)
1 –Porkey Harris And The Sophisti-Cats Pot Holder
2 –Vernon Anders With Monroe Tucker Lovin` John (Take 2)
3 –Memphis Slim Treat Me Like I Treat You
4 –Big Boy Groves And Little Margie Another Ticket (Demo, Take 1)
5 –Linda Hayes Yes I Know (Take 2)
6 –Pee Wee Crayton Boogie Bop (Take 1)
7 –Jimmy Witherspoon Big Family Blues (Take 1)
8 –Geneva Vallier You Said You Had A Woman
9 –Sonny Harper (2) Ride Lone Stranger, Ride (Take 3)
10 –Al Calloway Uncle John
11 –Big Boy Groves And Little Margie Years And Tears Ago (Take 2)
12 –Vernon Anders Hound Dog And Alley Cat
13 –Vernon Anders I`m A Humdinger
14 –Lois Butler With The Joe Houston Band* Pretty Daddy (Take 1)
15 –Unknown Artist Let`s Ball All Night Long (Track 3, Take 2 Overdub)
16 –Peppermint Harris Cadillac Funeral
17 –Juanita Moore (2) And The Eugene Jackson Trio Call Me A Hound Dog
18 –Tap Anthony And His All Star Band Watch Your Best Friend (Take 3)
19 –Big Boy Groves And Little Margie Yes It`s You (Take 2)
20 –Big Boy Groves Uh-Huh
21 –Ernie Freeman Combo* With Sherry Washington Jivin` Around (Female Vocal Version, Take 6)
22 –Peppermint Harris Treat Me Like I Treat You
23 –Big Boy Groves With Little Eve A Little Bit Of You
24 –Porkey Harris And The Sophisti-Cats Hollywood Hop
We’re often asked why we don’t put out as many R&B compilations as we used to. In part, our extensive release schedule in the past has meant that, while the well is still by no means dry, it’s not as full as it used to be. Additionally, demand has dwindled a little, as its audience gets older and less interested in ownership of CDs. Also, the relentless onslaught of lesser quality “out of copyright” issues has eaten away at the core market for R&B and given a false perspective on the true worth of material that’s being, for want of a better term, legally bootlegged.
We still love R&B, and we will continue to support it as long as people keep calling for it. This month, we’re delighted to bring you another volume in our series of CDs devoted to the labels of the late John Grattan Dolphin.
Our previous Dolphin compilation highlighted repertoire that Lovin’ John had recorded for release on his first label, Recorded In Hollywood. This time, the repertoire is largely drawn from the stack of tapes that Dolphin produced or bought with the intention of issuing them on his later labels, Money and Cash. With one exception, all tracks come from original mastertapes that Ace acquired from Dolphin’s widow, Ruth, some years ago.
Dolphin’s scattergun approach to running his labels meant that he would be recording and releasing high profile acts like Memphis Slim, Pee Wee Crayton, Joe Houston and Jimmy Witherspoon one day, and extremely obscure ones like Vernon Anders and Al Calloway the next. For every two sides that he issued, he left two in the can. Indeed, some singers heard here, such as Ervin “Big Boy” Groves’ protégée Little Margie, recorded many sides over several sessions without so much as one finding its way onto the market.
He may not have released everything he cut, but Dolphin held onto the majority of his reels of tape. Because of this, Ace can bring you another helping of quality R&B, in the direct-from-the-studio-floor quality. (There’s plenty more where this comes from. Even as you’re reading these words, another volume is being planned for release in early 2010). As we are wont to do on these occasions, we’ve enlisted the help of top notch west coast researcher-annotator Jim Dawson to tell the story behind the songs and artists - and as ever, Jim’s left no stone unturned in his quest to uncover new facts about the most terminally obscure names on this set.
Half a century may have passed since John Dolphin really was the Toast Of the Coast, but his musical legacy has outlived him. Thanks to our being able to bring you compilations such as this one, it will continue to do so for many years to come.