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Monday, 8 December 2008

Eddie Vinson & Jimmy Witherspoon – Battle of the Blues Volume 3 (King LP 634)

The third LP in King’s “Battle of the Blues” series was released in 1960. This time it’s the turn of Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson and Jimmy Witherspoon to fight it out. The featured tracks were originally recorded and released between 1949 and 1953 as detailed beneath the track list. Thanks to Joan for this series of LPs.

Ripped from vinyl at 128 kbps.

Download from here:

Battle Of The Blues Volume 3 (Mega)

Side 1 – Eddie Vinson:

1. Person To Person
2. I'm Weak But I'm Willing
3. Somebody Done Stole My Cherry Red
4. Queen Bee
5. Featherbed Mama
6. I Trusted You Baby
7. No Good Woman
8. Ashes On My Pillow

Side 2 – Jimmy Witherspoon:

9. The Last Mile
10. 24 Sad Hours
11. Blues In Trouble
12. Sad Life
13. Don't Tell Me How
14. Foolish Prayer
15. Highway To Happiness
16. I Done Told You

Eddie Vinson tracks recorded for King 1949 – 1952. Tracks 3 and 8 recorded August 10th 1949 with band featuring Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis. Tracks 2, 5 and 7 recorded August 30th 1949 with similar lineup. Track 6 recorded May 1950. Track 4 recorded May 22nd 1950 with band featuring Buddy Tate. Track 1 recorded July 7th 1952 with band featuring Charlie Rouse.

Jimmy Witherspoon tracks recorded for Federal. 1952 – 1953. Tracks 11 and 14 recorded June 30th 1952 with band led by Maxwell Davis. Track 13 recorded September 30th 1952 with band led by Maxwell Davis. Track 9 recorded June 4th 1953 with Big Jim Wynn’s band. Tracks 10 and 12 recorded October 5th 1953 with band featuring Devonia Williams and vocal accompaniment by The Lamplighters. Tracks 15 and 16 recorded December 7th 1953 with unknown accompaniment.


Thomas said...

There is an error in this file :-( Can only unpack 10 of the files :(

boogiewoody said...

Hi Thomas. I've just downloaded it from Rapidshare and unpacked the archive using WinRAR. All files were unpacked. Perhaps you could try a different unpacking program? Anyone else having the same problem?

Thomas said...

I use Winrar too.. But it works now, the 3rd time I downloaded it :-)

Thanks for the response,
and Great blog!

Nikitas said...

Hi, thanks for sharing grat music.
BTW, the "megaupload" link here, does not work. page doesn't even load. Tried 5-6 times, durinf different hours. I finally got it from RS. Thanks anyway.
(A 2nd alternative link, is always helpful for those that can not afford a premium account).

Baron said...

Thanks BW for the Vinson/Witherspoon .... Baron

Anonymous said...

It is possible to r-up this album Eddie Vinson & Jimmy Witherspoon – Battle of the Blues Volume 3 (King LP 634)?
Thank you very much.
Great job.

boogiewoody said...

New link now up!