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VEE JAY PRESENTS THE BLUES (CHARLY)

VARIOUS - VEE JAY PRESENTS THE BLUES 71183
Format:
2 CD
Release:
09.09.2011
Label:
CHARLY
Genre:
World
Kat.-Nr.:
71183
Barcode:
0803415762927
Original 1960 compilation along with bonus disc featuring Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and other classic Vee-Jay artists In the sixties, the legendary Vee-Jay label was the one of the leading independent labels specialising in music for Black Americans.

The label became hugely successful when their long-term relationship with EMI gave them the opportunity to be the first label in the United States to release The Beatles but by this time the label had already built up a formidable catalogue featuring an amazing array of doo-wop, gospel, soul, rock'n'roll and of course blues.

The Blues was a compilation originally released in America in 1960 and contained several of the label's biggest commercial hits of the previous few years.

When it was released in 1961 it was also probably the first blues compilation of its kind in the United Kingdom, introducing artists like Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Witherspoon, J.B.

Lenoir and Memphis Slim to a whole new audience. The second disc of this deluxe digipak edition features 21 other classic blues tracks from the label's back catalogue.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. HANDS OFF
  • 1.2. YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO
  • 1.3. JUST A LITTLE BIT
  • 1.4. DIMPLES
  • 1.5. YOU CAN MAKE IT IF YOU TRY
  • 1.6. AIN'T THAT LOVIN YOU BABY
  • 1.7. I WISH YOU WOULD
  • 1.8. MESSIN' AROUND
  • 1.9. DO WHAT I SAY
  • 1.10. CRYIN' FOR MY BABY
  • 1.11. COMING HOME
  • 1.12. HIS BROOMDUSTERS
  • 1.13. KANSAS CITY
  • 2.1. SHAME SHAME SHAME
  • 2.2. BOOGIE CHILLUN
  • 2.3. I AIN'T GOT YOU
  • 2.4. HONEST I DO
  • 2.5. EVERY WOMAN I KNOW
  • 2.6. THE TWELVE YEAR OLD BOY
  • 2.7. BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY
  • 2.8. BLUES GET OFF MY SHOULDER
  • 2.9. NO MORE DOGGIN'
  • 2.10. STEPPIN' OUT
  • 2.11. TAKE ME WHERE YOU GO
  • 2.12. BOOM BOOM
  • 2.13. IT HURTS ME TOO
  • 2.14. BAD BOY
  • 2.15. GO ON TO SCHOOL
  • 2.16. DON'T STAY OUT ALL NIGHT
  • 2.17. HUSH HUSH
  • 2.18. RIDE EM ON DOWN
  • 2.19. BIG BOSS MAN
  • 2.20. BIG TOWN PLAYBOY
  • 2.21. TAKE OUT SOME INSURANCE