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Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Roy Brown & Wynonie Harris – Battle of the Blues (King LP 607)

Thanks to Joan for this 1958 King LP. I know, most of you have got these tracks already and in fact many of them have probably been on the blog in earlier posts. Well, this album is so brilliant that I’m gonna post it anyway. And newbies, if you haven’t heard these guys already or if you’re not familiar with REAL R&B, then start right here. In the late 50s and into the early 60s, King released a short series of “Battle of the Blues” LPs featuring old (late 40s, early 50s) tracks by Wynonie Harris, Roy Brown, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson and Jimmy Witherspoon.

This album, the first in the series, is an awesome collection of blistering rhythm ‘n’ blues from the real golden age of R&B. Every track is a stormer. Not only do you get to hear two of the greatest vocalists of R&B or any other form of popular music, you also get to hear some superb backing from the finest jump blues/jazz musicians around. The tenor saxes shriek and wail, the drums pound and the double bass walks the boogie. Download, turn up the volume to max and gross out your neighbours with these righteous riffs.

Ripped from vinyl. Download is in mp3 at 192 kbps.

Download from here:

1. Boogie At Midnight / Roy Brown
2. Big Town / Roy Brown
3. Bar Room Blues / Roy Brown
4. Love Don't Love Nobody / Roy Brown
5. Miss Fanny Brown / Roy Brown
6. Lolly Pop Mama / Roy Brown
7. I've Got The Last Laugh Now / Roy Brown
8. Bloodshot Eyes / Wynonie Harris
9. Good Rockin' Tonight / Wynonie Harris
10. Loving Machine / Wynonie Harris
11. Shake That Thing / Wynonie Harris
12. I Feel That Old Age Coming On / Wynonie Harris
13. All She Wants To Do Is Rock / Wynonie Harris
14. Good Morning Judge / Wynonie Harris


Anonymous said...


Rockin the Blues said...

Rockin the Blues is Back

hamfat said...

That's Red Prysock on I've Got The Last Laugh Now. Too bad they didn't include Quiet Whiskey by Wynonie. (Red is in the band on that one too -)
Thanks for the music, as always -