Tuesday, 31 March 2015

The Later Roy Milton (re-up)

Re-upped by request, this time with a front cover! Original post here:


New download link:


From the original post:

Although Roy Milton’s chart career ended in 1952, his recording career rolled on. As the sound of rhythm & blues changed and rock ‘n’ roll loomed on the horizon, Roy’s records got tougher and bluesier. His last recordings for Specialty were made in 1953, with some of this material being released through 1954 and 1955. “Baby Don’t Do That To Me” and “Tell It Like It Is” were recorded for Specialty in April 1953 and released in February 1955 and October 1954, respectively.

Walter “Dootsie” Williams, the owner of DooTone Records and a former trumpeter with Roy’s band The Solid Senders, signed Roy to his label in 1955. There was only one recording session  for Dootone, in October 1955 which produced a few classic rockin’ numbers, especially “You Got Me Reelin’ & Rockin’”. “Fools Are Getting Scarcer” and “I Can’t Go On” are also from this session.

In October 1956 Roy recorded a session for King Records in Cincinnati. The hip stomper “One Zippy Zam” which includes terrific electric guitar from Johnny Rogers is from this session. “A Brand New Thrill” and “Jeeps Blues” are from Roy’s final session for King in July 1957. Thereafter there was no more recording by Roy until 1960 when he started making discs for a series of small obscure labels through to 1964. “Driveway Blues” and “I’m Forgetting About You” were recorded in Los Angeles for the Thunderbird label in 1962.

Many thanks to Joan for some obscure vinyl rips and label shots!

Ripped (mostly) from vinyl (except the Specialty sides) at hugely varying bitrates.

1. Baby, Don't Do That To Me (Specialty 545)
2. Tell It Like It Is (Specialty 538)
3. Fools Are Getting Scarcer (Dootone 363)
4. I Can't Go On (Dootone 363)
5. You Got Me Reelin' & Rockin' (Dootone 369)
6. One Zippy Zam (King 4993)
7. A Brand New Thrill (King 5074)
8. Jeep's Blues (King 5074)
9. Driveway Blues (Thunderbird 104)
10. I'm Forgetting About You (Thunderbird 104)







An appeal - there was a request a few weeks ago for a source for Roy Milton's King recording "Skid Row." Does anyone have a copy they could share?

6 comments:

Mike Britcom said...

Thanks very much for re-upping this....and all the other excellent posts.

boogiewoody said...

Cheers Mike. Glad to be of service.

Marcos Rinaldi said...

My first time here and i can say: Fantastic Music Blog,The music, covers, everything is very good...Amazing job!!!
Thank you for share very good music...
It's 05:30 am in Brazil, and I'm listening Roy Milton, my father will love this songs too.
Thank you very much boogiewoody for this!!!
Marcos Rinaldi, Brazil.

boogiewoody said...

Thanks for the nice comment, Marcos. There will be more Roy Milton soon ...

Supersonic75 said...

Thanks so much. Haven't looked around your blog in a long time; lots of great stuff (as you know). But this collection of some of the more rockin' phase of Milton's career really got my attention; I don't have any of these records in any form. Thanks for keeping your links alive and thanks for all the great music and info!

boogiewoody said...

Thanks for the comment Supersonic 75. I haven't looked on my own blog for a while - kind of "lost the taste" for a while. I've got more stuff from the great El Enmascarado to post plus some more very late Roy Milton from Corky to put up. Must get back to the blogging - I've been letting you movers and groovers down!