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Friday, 30 January 2009
Joan Selects - Volume 12 - Answers and Answers to Answers
And even an answer to an answer to an answer to an answer. Phew! I think I got that right. Check out the sequence from track 15, the beautiful “A Thousand Miles Away”, through to track 19, “Daddy’s Home But Momma’s Gone”.
Yep, the rock’n’roll mp3 compilation series without which our lives would be practically unlivable is back. This time Joan has come up with a monstrous 39 track selection of that 1950s R&B / rock ‘n’ roll phenomenon, the answer record. After all, if a record is a big hit, what better way is there to cash in on the success than to produce a follow-up which sounds kinda like the original, maybe has the same artist who helped make the original disc a success, and maybe even moves the storyline on a bit? Anyway here’s a whole heap of mainly well known originals followed by their usually not so well known answer records.
So once more it’s thanks to Joan, not only for selecting the sounds, ripping them from the original vinyl and researching the issue details, but also for a folder of more than 30(!) label scans. Big applause for Joan please!
01 - Jimmy Liggins - Drunk - Specialty Sp-470-45 02 - Jimmy Liggins - I Ain't Drunk - Aladdin 45-3250 03 - Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City - Fury 1023 04 - Wilbert Harrison - Goodbye, Kansas City 05 - The Monotones - The Book Of Love - Argo 5290 06 - The Monotones - Reading The Book Of Love - 45-H-735 07 - Roy Brown - Good Rocking Tonight - De Luxe 1093 (1947) 08 - Roy Brown - Ain't No Rocking No More - King 45-5247 09 - Smiley Lewis - I Hear You Knocking - Imperial X5356 10 - Carole Fran - I Quit My Knocking - Excello 45-2133 11 - The Cadillacs - Speedo - Josie 45-785 12 - The Cadillacs - Speedo Is Back - Josie 45-836 13 - Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers - Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Gee G-1002 14 - Louis Lymon & the Teenchords - I Found Out Why Fools Fall In Love - End E-1007 15 - The Heartbeats - A Thousand Miles Away - Hull 45-H-720 16 - The Heartbeats - Five Hundred Miles To Go - Gee G-1047 17 - Shep and the Limelights - Daddy's Home - Hull 45-H-740 18 - The Harps - Daddy's Going Away Again - Laurie LR-3239 19 - The Monotones - Daddy's Home But Momma's Gone - Hull 45-H-741 20 - The Coasters - Charlie Brown - Atco 45-6132 21 - Joe Tex and His X Classmates - Charlie Brown Got Expelled - Ace 559 22 - Bobby Lewis - Tossin' And Turnin' - Beltone 45-1002 23 - Bobby Lewis - I'm Tossin' and Turnin' Again - Beltone 45-2023 24 - Bo Diddley - I'm A Man - Checker 814 25 - Etta James - W-O-M-A-N - Modern 45x972 26 - Clarence Henry - Ain't Got No Home - Argo 5259 27 - Clarence Henry - I Found A Home - Argo 5273 28 - Laverne Baker - Jim Dandy - Atlantic 45-1116 29 - Laverne Baker - Jim Dandy Got Married - Atlantic 45-1136 30 - The Drifters - Save The Last Dance For Me - Atlantic 2071 31 - Damita Jo - I'll Save The Last Dance For You - Mercury 71690 32 - The Turbans - Sister Sookey - Herald H-469 33 - The Limelighters - Sister Sookey Comes Home - Gilco 213 (1957) 34 - The Blue Jays - Lover's Island - Milestone 2008 35 - The Blue Jays - So Long, Lover's Island - Relic 36 - Bobby Freeman - Do You Wanna Dance - Josie 835 37 - Bobby Freeman - She Said She Wants To Dance - Album cut, only 38 - The Clovers - Little Mama - Atlantic 45-102 39 - Charlie White - Little Mama Don't Leave Me - Winley 219B
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