Saturday, 3 September 2011

King R&B All-Stars



Side One
1. Tell The Truth - The 5 Royales
2. I'll Go Crazy - James Brown & his Famous Flames
3. Driving Sideways - Freddy King
4. Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong - Albert King
5. Over The Rainbow - The Checkers
6. Cherry Wine - Little Esther

Side Two
1. I'm Tore Up - Billy Gayles
2. Goofy Dust Blues - Little Willie Littlefield
3. Tonk Game - Hank Marr
4. It Won't Be This Way Always - The King Pins
5. Teardrops On Your Letter - Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
6. Need Your Love So Bad - Little Willie John

I hope this will be the first in a series of "R&B All-Stars" posts which will present short label based compilations of 1940s and 1950s rhythm and blues sides. As I believe in the old adage that "less is more", these compilations will be presented as 12 track LPs complete with front and back covers. The tracks may be few in number but I like to think that "all killer, no filler" is an apt description for these mythical 12 inchers. Every selection is a gem, says I, chosen from well-worn vinyl.
 
The LP covers will be based on scans of original 78 rpm and 45 rpm record sleeves supplied by Joan K and El Enmascarado. The idea for these covers originated with our photoshopper "Brian with a B" although the covers on this post are by myself, so all complaints should be directed to me!
 
"King R&B All-Stars" is a mix of mainly mid to late 1950s sides, most of which were originally released on Federal, a subsidiary label of King. Soul fans should be pleased by the impassioned gospel-style pleading on the sides by James Brown, The 5 Royales and The King Pins. Hank Ballard and Little Willie John get deep down in the two classic weepers "Teardrops On Your Letter" and "Need Your Love So Bad" and there's some raunchy blues guitar on the tracks by Freddy King, Albert King and Billy Gayles (with the Ike Turner band).
 
Ripped from vinyl at 320 kbps.
 
Download from here:
 
http://www23.zippyshare.com/v/LPIZFhyk/file.html

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This looks great, but I am having trouble with password. "greaseyspoon" is not working.

Hans Boffe said...

The highlights were fabulous but sadly I'm unable to unpack the archives, are the files corrupted?

JIM HAYES said...

worked for me! sounds great too, thanks for posting!

boogiewoody said...

Hi anonymous and Hans -

I've tried opening the archive which is saved on my hard disc and it works ok with greaseyspoon.

I've also downloaded the archive from both megaupload and rapidshare, and again, everything works fine. It opens with the password greaseyspoon and the files play OK.

Thanks Jim - it's good to know that the download appears to be ok.

The password "greaseyspoon" (I know, it's spelt incorrectly) is for use once you have downloaded the archive and are unpacking it.

To unpack you need to use WinRAR or a free program like 7-Zip or IZarc. Winzip doesn't unpack RAR files.

I hope that helps - BW

Hans Boffe said...

Hurrah! It opened up fine for me this time. Gonna make some pasta sauce with this turned up LOUD. Cheers!

boogiewoody said...

Enjoy your rhythm 'n' pasta Hans. And yes, play it LOUD!

Melvin Cowznofski said...

Hey, Woody! What a great idea. Nice all the way around. A mini-capsule of the R&B side of King/Federal. Fine graphics, too!

Baron said...

Along with Melvin I agree - a great idea ... especially to the uneducated (me) ... Baron

Unknown said...

Marco disse:Obrigado por me deixar aproveitar da sua biblioteca musical,os textos são ótimo.

Resuper said...

Any chance for a re-up of this? Thanks for your consideration.

boogiewoody said...

Hi Resuper - new link now on this post.

BW

ramson said...

Thanks a lot!