01) I Love You Yes I Do
02) I Can't Go On Without You
03) Cherokee Boogie
04) My Little Baby
05) I Want A Bowlegged Woman
06) Have You No Mercy
01) All My Love Belongs To You
02) Little Girl Don't Cry
03) Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me
04) Sometimes I Wonder
05) Sneaky Pete
06) I Never Loved Anyone But You
Thanks to Marv for a "restoration" of Audio Lab AL-1524 which was released in March 1960. Of course the 12 sides were originally released as singles on King much earlier, in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Most of the music on this album consists of ballads which were big sellers for Bull Moose but there are a few rockers, including the risque "I Want A Bow Legged Woman" and "Sneaky Pete", and the R&B versions of two Country hits - "Cherokee Boogie" originally by "King Of The Hillbilly Piano Players" Moon Mullican, and "Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me" which was originally by harmonica ace Wayne Raney.
Billboard, 14th March 1960
I must also thank Joan who supplied the rip of track 4, "My Little Baby" and additional artwork below:
Original 78 rpm release of "Sneaky Pete"
King EP-211, released in 1953
Original release of the tracks on Audio Lab AL-1524
I Love You Yes I Do / Sneaky Pete - King 4181 - October 1947. A double sided hit with "I Love You Yes I Do" reaching number 1 in the R&B chart and number 24 in the pop chart.
All My Love Belongs To You / I Want A Bowlegged Woman - King 4189 - February 1948. The A-Side reached number 3 in the R&B chart, while the B-Side reached number 5.
I Can't Go On Without You / Fare Thee Well, Deacon Jones - King 4230 - June 1948. The A-Side was another number 1 R&B hit.
Moosey / Little Girl Don't Cry - King 4288 - April 1949. "Little Girl Don't Cry" was the fifth best selling R&B single of 1949.
Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me / Is That All I Mean To You - King 4322 - October 1949. A-Side was sitting at number 5 in the R&B chart in December 1949.
Sometimes I Wonder / Time Alone Will Tell - King 4373 - June 1950
Without Your Love / Have You No Mercy - King 4422 - December 1950
My Little Baby / Forget And Forgive - King 4433 - April 1951
Cherokee Boogie (Eh-Oh-Aleena) / I'm Lucky I Have You - King 4472 - September 1951
I'll Be Home For Christmas / I Never Loved Anyone But You - King 4493 - November 1951
Information from 45Worlds.com, Discogs.com and Billboard magazine.
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Thanks again to Marv and Joan.