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Saturday, 13 December 2008
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Roy Brown & Wynonie Harris - Battle of the Blues Volume 4 (King LP 668)
Issued around 1959/1960, this was the last in the King Records Battle of the Blues series of blues shouter retrospective compilations.
The Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson tracks date from May/June 1950 and July 1952. The Wynonie Harris tracks date from December 1948 (“Grandma Plays the Numbers” which features Frank Culley on alto sax and Hal Singer on tenor sax), May 1952 (“Rock Mr Blues”) and November 1952 (“Bring it Back”, recorded with the Sonny Thompson band). Roy Brown’s tracks were recorded in December 1952, December 1953 and May 1954. Full session information is included in the download.
1. Big Mouth Gal / Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson 2. Bring It Back / Wynonie Harris 3. If You Don't Think I'm Sinking / Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson 4. Trouble At Midnight / Roy Brown 5. Peas And Rice / Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson 6. Rock Mr Blues / Wynonie Harris 7. Lonesome Train / Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson 8. Old Age Boogie / Roy Brown 9. Bald Headed Blues / Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson 10. Grandma Plays The Numbers / Wynonie Harris 11. Good Bread Alley / Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson 12. Queen Of Diamonds / Roy Brown
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