Various ‎– The OKeh Rhythm & Blues Story: 1949-1957

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Label:
Epic ‎– E3K 48912, OKeh ‎– E3K 48912, Legacy ‎– E3K 48912
Format:
3 × CD, Compilation
Box Set
Country:
US
Released:
1993
Genre:
Jazz, Funk / Soul, Blues
Style:
Rhythm & Blues

Tracklist

Volume One
1- 1 Chris Powell & The Five Blue Flames* Rock The Joint
Alto Saxophone – Danny TurnerBass – James Johnson (15)Drums – Joe Harris (3)Drums, Vocals – Chris Powell (3)Guitar – Eddie Lambert (2)Piano – Duke WellsTenor Saxophone – Red SpencerWritten-By – Keene*, Crafton*
2:33
1-2 Chris Powell & The Five Blue Flames* That's Right!
Alto Saxophone – Danny TurnerBass – James Johnson (15)Drums – Joe Harris (3)Drums, Vocals – Chris Powell (3)Guitar – Eddie Lambert (2)Piano – Duke WellsTenor Saxophone – Red SpencerWritten-By – C. Powell*, E. Lambert*
2:34
1-3 The Five Scamps Chicken Shack Boogie
Bass – James Whitcomb (2)Guitar – Wyatt GriffinLead Vocals, Drums – Earl RobinsonPiano, Saxophone – Rudy Massingill*Vocals – Terrence GriffinWritten-By – A. Milburn*, L. Cullum*
2:45
1-4 Mr. Google Eyes With Billy Ford & His Musical V-8's No Wine, No Women
Written-By – August*
2:27
1-5 The Five Scamps Red Hot
Bass – James Whitcomb (2)Guitar – Wyatt GriffinLead Vocals, Drums – Earl RobinsonPiano, Saxophone – Rudy MassingillVocals – Terrence GriffinWritten-By – E. Robinson*, J. Whitcomb*
2:50
1-6 Mr. Google Eyes With Billy Ford & His Musical V-8's Rough And Rocky Road
Written-By – August*
2:48
1-7 Chris Powell & The Five Blue Flames* Hot Dog
Alto Saxophone – Danny TurnerBass – James Johnson (15)Drums – Joe Harris (3)Drums, Vocals – Chris Powell (3)Guitar – Eddie Lambert (2)Piano – Duke WellsTenor Saxophone – Red SpencerWritten-By – Powell*
2:33
1-8 The Five Scamps Fine, Like Wine
Bass – James Whitcomb (2)Guitar – Wyatt GriffinLead Vocals, Drums – Earl RobinsonPiano, Saxophone – Rudy MassingillVocals – Terrence GriffinWritten By – Gershman, Goodman
2:37
1-9 Jumpin' Joe Williams* With Red Saunders & His Orchestra Chi (Chicago)
Alto Saxophone – Porter KilbertAlto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – McKinley EastonArranged By – Sun RaBass – Jimmy RichardsonDrums, Leader – Red SaundersPiano – Earl WashingtonTenor Saxophone – Leon WashingtonVocals – LaVern Baker
2:14
1-10 Jumpin' Joe Williams* With Red Saunders & His Orchestra Lyin' Girl Blues
Alto Saxophone – Porter KilbertAlto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone – McKinley EastonArranged By – Sun RaBass – Jimmy RichardsonDrums, Leader – Red SaundersPiano – Earl WashingtonTenor Saxophone – Leon WashingtonTrumpet – Hot Lips Page, Sonny CohnVocals – Joe Williams, LaVern BakerWritten By – L. Washington, P. WilliamsWritten-By – R. Saunders*
2:41
1-11 The Ravens (2) Gotta Find My Baby
Baritone Vocals – Warren SuttlesBass Vocals – Jimmy Ricks (2)Tenor Vocals [First] – Maithe MarshallTenor Vocals [Second] – Leonard PuzeyWritten-By – Sanford*, Ricks*
2:16
1-12 Chuck Willis Let's Jump Tonight
Written-By – C. Willis*
2:18
1-13 Maurice King & His Wolverines With Bea Baker I Want A Lavender Cadillac
Baritone Saxophone – Thomas Bowles*Bass – Clarence SherrilDrums – Elbert JacksonLeader, Alto Saxophone – Maurice KingPiano – Nat Robinson (4)Tenor Saxophone – Louis BarnettTrumpet – Russell GreenVocals – Bea BakerWritten-By – Lipsen*
2:55
1-14 Earl Williams (2) If You Ever Had The Blues
Bass – Snookum RussellDrums – Emmanuel Sayles*Guitar – Stewart DavisPiano – Edward SentinoTenor Saxophone – Red Tyler*Trumpet – Josh Willis*Written-By – Williams*
2:22
1-15 The Bill Davis Trio* Catch 'Em Young, Treat 'Em Rough, Tell Em' Nothin'
Drums – Joe Morris (3)Guitar – Bill JenningsOrgan [Hammond] – Bill Davis*Written-By – R. Colby*, S. Krantz*
2:51
1-16 Jumpin' Joe Williams* With Red Saunders & His Orchestra Weekday Blues
Alto Saxophone – Porter KilbertArranged By – Sun RaBaritone Saxophone – McKinley EastonBass – Jimmy RichardsonDrums, Leader – Red SaundersPiano – Earl WashingtonTenor Saxophone – Leon WashingtonTrombone – Harlan Floyd, John AvantTrumpet – Flip Ricard, Sonny CohnVocals – Joe WilliamsWritten By – WoodsWritten-By – Saunders*
3:11
1-17 Irlton French With Chuck Thomas & His All Stars My Run Around Baby
Baritone Saxophone – Maurice Simon*Bass – Warren OwensDrums – Walter MurdenGuitar – Chuck NorrisPiano – Willard McDanielTenor Saxophone – Freddie Simon*Trumpet – Teddy Bruckner*Written By – Henry
2:25
1-18 The Five Scamps Stuttering Blues
Bass – James Whitcomb (2)Guitar – Wyatt GriffinLead Vocals, Drums – Earl RobinsonPiano, Saxophone – Rudy MassingillVocals – Terrence Griffin
3:03
1-19 Leroy Johnson* She Did Me Wrong
Guitar – Leroy Johnson*
2:46
1-20 The Ravens (2) Honey I Don't Want You
Baritone Vocals – Warren SuttlesBass Vocals – Jimmy Ricks (2)Tenor Vocals [First] – Maithe MarshallTenor Vocals [Second] – Leonard PuzeyWritten-By – J. Ricks*, J. Simpkins*
2:30
1-21 Larry Darnell Work Baby Work
Written By – J. Adrian
2:50
1-22 Pinnochio James* Camp Meeting
Written By – A. Felder, B. James
2:22
1-23 Pearl Traylor With Chuck Thomas & His All Stars Come On Daddy (Let's Go Play Tonight)
Baritone Saxophone – Maurice Simon*Bass – Warren OwensDrums – Walter MurdenGuitar – Chuck NorrisPiano – Willard McDanielTenor Saxophone – Freddie Simon*Trumpet – Teddy Bruckner*Written-By – P. Traylor*
2:12
1-24 Maurice King & His Wolverines With Ruby Jackson I Feel So Good
Baritone Saxophone – Thomas Bowles*Bass – Clarence SherrilDrums – Elbert JacksonLeader, Alto Saxophone – Maurice KingPiano – Nat Robinson (4)Tenor Saxophone – Louis BarnettTrumpet – Russell GreenVocals – Ruby Jackson
2:54
1-25 Pearl Traylor With Chuck Thomas & His All Stars Three Ball Sam (The Pawn Shop Man)
Baritone Saxophone – Maurice Simon*Bass – Warren OwensDrums – Walter MurdenGuitar – Chuck NorrisPiano – Willard McDanielTenor Saxophone – Freddie Simon*Trumpet – Teddy Bruckner*Written By – F. Kirby, J. King
2:56
1-26 Little Brother Brown Brother's Blues
Written-By – Brown*
2:54
Volume Two
2-1 Jumpin' Joe Williams* With Red Saunders & His Orchestra Hey Bartender Give That Man A Drink
Alto Saxophone – Porter KilbertArranged By – Sun RaBaritone Saxophone – McKinley EastonBass – Jimmy RichardsonPiano – Earl WashingtonTenor Saxophone – Leon WashingtonTrombone – Harlan Floyd, John AvantTrumpet – Sonny CohnVocals – Joe Williams, June DavisWritten By – R. HallWritten-By, Drums, Leader – R. Saunders*
2:24
2-2 Little Brother Brown Goof Boogie
Written-By – Brown*
3:03
2-3 Chuck Willis I Rule My House
Written-By – C. Willis*
2:48
2-4 Pinnochio James* Pinnochio's Blues
Written-By – James*
2:53
2-5 Larry Darnell I'll Be Sittin', I'll Be Rockin'
Written-By – L. Kirkland*, S. Wyche*
2:32
2-6 Annie Laurie It's Been A Long Time
Written-By – H. Biggs*, J. Thomas*
2:38
2-7 Hadda Brooks Jump Back Honey
Written-By – H. Brooks*
2:27
2-8 Titus Turner Got So Much Trouble
Written-By – T. Turner*
2:52
2-9 The Royals (3) Gas Happy Mama 2:26
2-10 Chuck Willis With The Royals (3) My Story
Written-By – C. Willis*
3:12
2-11 Big Maybelle Gabbin' Blues
Written-By – L. Kirkland*, R. McCoy*
2:39
2-12 The Treniers The Moondog
Written-By – F. Peck*, F. Short*
2:21
2-13 Annie Laurie Stop Talkin' And Start Walkin'
Written-By – L. Kirkland*, S. Wyche*
2:32
2-14 Red Rodney Sextet Dig This Menu Please!
Written-By – J. Golden*, M. Perry*, R. Rodney*
2:47
2-15 Paul Gayten It Ain't Nothing Happening
Written By – S. Russell
2:25
2-16 Chuck Willis You Broke My Heart 2:35
2-17 The Treniers Poontang
Written-By – Ross*, Adler*
2:38
2-18 Hadda Brooks Brook's Boogie
Written-By – H. Brooks*
2:51
2-19 Big Maybelle Jinny Mule
Written-By – S. Kirkland*, S. Wyche*
2:44
2-20 Titus Turner Livin' In Misery
Written-By – T. Turner*
2:19
2-21 Jumpin' Joe Williams* With Red Saunders & His Orchestra Voodoo Blues
Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet – McKinley EastonAlto Saxophone, Clarinet – Riley HamptonArranged By – Sun RaBacking Vocals – Unknown ArtistBass – Jimmy RichardsonPiano – Earl WashingtonTenor Saxophone, Clarinet – Leon WashingtonTrombone – Harlan Floyd, John AvantTrumpet – Flip Ricard, Sonny CohnVocals – Joe WilliamsWritten By – P. WilliamsWritten-By, Drums, Leader – R. Saunders*
2:58
2-22 The Bill Davis Trio* Bring The Money In
Drums – Joe Morris (3)Guitar – Bill JenningsOrgan [Hammond] – Bill Davis*Written-By – Davis*
2:26
2-23 Sammy Cotton You The Kind Of Women
Backing Band – The Leroy Kirkland OrchestraWritten-By – Kirkland*, Cotton*
2:42
2-24 Annie Laurie I'm In The Mood For You
Written-By – Biggs*, Thomas*
2:09
2.25 Chuck Willis Make Up Your Mind
Written-By – C. Willis*
3:06
2-26 Paul Gayten Cow Cow Blues
Written-By – C. Davenport*
2:01
Volume Three
3-1 Cliff "King" Solomon* But Officer!
Baritone Saxophone – Oscar Estelle*Bass – Monk MontgomeryDrums – Max RoachPiano – Wade LeggeTrombone – Jimmy ClevelandWritten-By – Wainright*, Incencio*
2:49
3-2 Sammy Cotton Give Me One One More Drink
Backing Band – The Leroy Kirkland OrchestraWritten-By – L. Kirkland*, S. Cotton*
2:10
3-3 Annie Laurie Leave It To Me 3:15
3-4 Cliff "King" Solomon* With Ernestine Anderson Square Dance Boogie
Baritone Saxophone – Oscar Estelle*Bass – Monk MontgomeryDrums – Max RoachPiano – Wade LeggeTrombone – Jimmy ClevelandVocals – Ernestine AndersonWritten-By – Gryce*, Jones*
2:24
3-5 Big John & The Buzzards Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash
Written-By – C. Calhoun*
2:20
3-6 Big Maybelle One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
Written-By – C. Singleton*, R. McCoy*
2:50
3-7 Titus Turner My Lonely Room
Written-By – T. Turner*
2:52
3-8 The Treniers Uh Oh ( Get Out Of The Car)
Written-By – C. Trenier*, C. Trenier*
2:59
3-9 Paul Gayten Featuring Lee Allen Creole Alley
Written-By – L. Allen*
2:12
3-10 Larry Darnell Give Me Your Love 2:03
3-11 The Shufflers (2) Bad, Bad Women
Lead Vocals – Cortez FoustWritten-By – R. Chandler*
2:30
3-12 Big Maybelle I'm Gettin' Long Alright
Written-By – B. Sharp*, C. Singleton*
2:47
3-13 Big John & The Buzzards Oop Shoop
Written-By – J. Josea*
2:14
3-14 The Shufflers (2) Jump Ted!
Lead Vocals – Cortez FoustWritten-By – J. Burke*
2:25
3-15 Big Maybelle Ocean Of Tears 2:29
3-16 Chuck Willis Ring Ding Doo
Written-By – C. Willis*
2:30
3-17 Screamin' Jay Hawkins Little Demon
Guitar [Solo] – Mickey BakerWritten-By – Nahan*, Hawkins*
2:23
3-18 Screamin' Jay Hawkins I Put A Spell On You
Guitar – Mickey "Guitar" Baker*Saxophone – Sam The Man Taylor*Written-By – J. Hawkins*
2:25
3-19 Andre Williams (2) Bacon Fat
Written-By – A. Williams*, D. Brown*
3:03
3-20 Hurricane Harry The Last Meal
Written-By – J. Hammer*
2:16
3-21 Little Joe & The Thrillers* Let's Do The Slop
Baritone Vocals – Donald Burnette*Bass Vocals – Harry Pascie*Lead Vocals – Little Joe CookTenor Vocals – Richard Frazier (2)Tenor Vocals [Second] – Farris HillWritten-By – J. Cook*
2:48
3-22 Lloyd Fatman Where You Been
Written By – P. Katz
2:30
3-23 Lloyd Fatman Miss Mushmouth
Written-By – L. Smith*
2:27
3-24 The Marquees Featuring Marvin Gaye With Bo Diddley Wyatt Earp
Guitar – Bo DiddleyMaracas – Jerome GreenPerformer [The Marquees], Baritone Vocals – James Nolan (2)Performer [The Marquees], Bass Vocals – Chester SimmonsPerformer [The Marquees], Lead Vocals – Reese PalmerWritten By – M. AmesWritten-By – E. McDaniels*, R. Palmer*
2:25
3-25 Billy Stewart With Bo Diddley Billy's Heartache
Written By – M. AmesWritten-By – W. Stewart*, E. McDaniels*
2:23
3-26 Screamin' Jay Hawkins Yellow Coat
Written-By – Nahan*, Hawkins*
2:23

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Credits

Notes

Deluxe 3-CD package "OKeh Rhythm & Blues Story" box set. Containing 78 songs from 34 Artists who defined Rhythm & Blues. Material previously and unpreviously released by OKeh Records.
Includes a 34-page booklet.

Volume One:
1 - Recorded 9/22/49, OKeh/Columbia
2 - 9/22/49, previously unissued alternate version
3,8 - 2/21/49, OKeh/Columbia
4,6 - 11/21/49, OKeh 6820
5 - 2/21/49, OKeh 7049
7 - 4/14/49, OKeh/Columbia
9 - 6/15/50, previously unissued
10 - 6/15/50, OKeh/Columbia
11 - 11/7/50, OKeh, Columbia
12 - 1/26/51, OKeh 6805
13 - 4/25/51, OKeh 6800
14 - 4/2/51, OKeh/Columbia
15 - 6/14/51, OKeh 6808
16 - 4/20/51, OKeh 6834
17 - 6/26/51, OKeh 6816
18 - 3/22/51, previously unissued
19 - 6/29/51, previously unissued
20 - 3/29/51, OKeh/Columbia
21 - 11/8/51, OKeh 6848
22 - 10/23/51, OKeh 6881
23,25 - 6/26/51, OKeh 6822
24 - 4/25/51, previously unissued
26 - 9/4/51, previously unissued

Volume Two:
1 - Recorded 8/24/51, previously unissued alternate take
2 - 9/4/51, previously unissued
3 - 6/27/51, OKeh 6810
4 - 10/23/51, previously unissued
5 - 6/25/52, OKeh 6954
6 - 4/23/52, OKeh 6873
7 - 8/18/52, OKeh 6924
8 - 4/23/52, OKeh 6883
9 - 6/26/52, previously unissued
10 - 6/26/52, OKeh 6905
11 - 10/8/52, OKeh 6931
12,17 - 10/22/52, OKeh 6937
13 - 8/21/52, OKeh 6933
14 - 5/22/52, OKeh 6899
15 - 11/17/52, OKeh 6972
16 - 11/19/52, previously unissued
18 - 12/12/52, OKeh 6939
19 - 6/11/53, OKeh 6998
20 - 2/5/53, OKeh 6961
21 - 1/21/53, previously unissued
22 - 1/8/53, OKeh 7021
23 - 9/30/53, OKeh 7014
24 - 12/31/53, OKeh 7025
25 - 9/17/53, previously unissued
26 - 5/4/53, OKeh 6982

Volume Three:
1 - Recorded 9/1/53, OKeh 7010
2 - 9/30/53, OKeh 7014
3 - 12/31/53, previously unissued
4 - 9/1/53, OKeh 7022
5,13 - 8/24/54, OKeh 7045
6 - 9/23/54, OKeh 7060
7 - 1/6/54, OKeh 7027
8 - 11/15/54, OKeh 7050
9 - 11/23/54, previously unissued
10 - 4/1/54, previously unissued
11,14 - 5/12/54, previously unissued
12 - 3/2/54, OKeh 7042
15 - 3/21/55, previously unissued
16 - 7/15/55, OKeh 7062
17,18 - 9/12/56, OKeh 7072
19 - 11/17/56, Epic/OKeh 9196
20 - 10/5/56, OKeh 7074
21 - 10/5/56, OKeh 7075
22 - 9/13/56, OKeh 7073
23 - 9/13/56, OKeh 7083
24,25 - 9/25/57, previously unissued alternate version
26 - 2/13/57, OKeh LN 3488

Photos provided by the Michael Ochs Archives Ltd., the Frank Driggs Collection and Culver Pictures.

Remastered and restored at Sony Music Studios, New York.

©℗ 1993 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Manufactured by Epic

Tracks 1.9, 1.10, 1.16, 2.1, 2.21, & 3.1 = credits according to:
- Campbell, Robert L., Büttner, Armin & Kochakian, Dan (Latest revision: August 25, 2016) : Red Saunders Discography ( http://campber.people.clemson.edu/saunders.html )
- Geerken, Hartmut & Trent, Chris (2015) - Omniverse Sun Ra: p177 #12, 13, 15

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7464-48912-2
  • Other (Disc One - Catalog #): EK 48913
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc One): DIDP-078897 1
  • Other (Disc Two - Catalog #): EK 48918
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc Two): DIDP-078898 3
  • Other (Disc Three - Catalog #): EK 48919
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc Three): DIDP-078899 1
  • Other (Barcode, scanned): 074644891225

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