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Saturday 11 December 2010

Amos Milburn - Vicious Vicious Vodka

Side A:
1. Vicious Vicious Vodka
2. Long Long Day
3. Juice, Juice, Juice
4. Anybody's Blues
5. Tears, Tears, Tears
6. Money Hustlin' Woman
7. Birmingham Bounce

Side B:
1. Rum And Coca-Cola
2. Soft Pillow
3. Thinking Of You Baby
4. My Luck Is Bound To Change
5. Blue And Lonesome
6. Walkin' Blues
7. In The Middle Of The Night

This is the fourth of the Pathe Marconi series of Amos Milburn LPs to be posted on the blog. The fourteen sides were recorded for Aladdin between 1947 and 1957 and cover the various styles of music recorded by Amos – booze anthems, rockers, ballads, blues, they’re all here. There’s no boogie woogie, though, but if you’ve been following the series so far you’ll know that boogie fans have already been well catered for. If you’ve downloaded the other LPs you certainly won’t need any persuading from me to grab this collection by one of the greatest performers of the golden age of rhythm and blues.

The back cover of the LP lists recording details and a track by track breakdown of the contents of this fine album, so there’s no need for me to add much more. I would just like to say that “In the Middle of the Night” is one of my favourite R&B ballads. I seem to remember nearly twenty years ago watching the UK’s finest R&B revivalist band, The Big Town Playboys, perform at the Edinburgh Blues Festival in the Caledonian Brewery. Mike Sanchez shouldered his way through the crowd (there was no proper stage) sat down at the piano and started singing “In the Middle of the Night.” That was me captivated before the set had even begun properly. Needless to say the band went on to deliver a sensational performance of real rockin’ rhythm and blues.

First posted on the original Be Bop Wino blog. Reposted here with new scans and new links.

Ripped from vinyl at 320 kbps.

Download from here:

1. Vicious Vicious Vodka
2. Long Long Day
3. Juice, Juice, Juice
4. Anybody's Blues
5. Tears, Tears, Tears
6. Money Hustlin' Woman
7. Birmingham Bounce
8. Rum And Coca-Cola
9. Soft Pillow
10. Thinking Of You Baby
11. My Luck Is Bound To Change
12. Blue And Lonesome
13. Walkin' Blues
14. In The Middle Of The Night


Anonymous said...

You're right, it's a beautiful ballad. I love it when you include a single song on site from time to time. Thanks BoogieWoody!

Exeter said...

I have this LP!
I gotta get ALL my LPs on my computer sooner or later, so this really helps! I like Amos Milburn; everybody should!

AMM said...

fantastic blog!
thanks for all your hard work

Meuble said...

awesome ! Great blog thanks.

anticredos said...

Hi, thanks for this, it's ace.

If anyone would like to delve into some doo wop, the very beginnings of my blog are here:

Thanks and see you soon hopefully

boogiewoody said...

Spanking, I feel that is my mission to wean you away from doo wop and help you appreciate real honkin', squealin, ballin' and squallin', shoutin' and hollerin' R&B and jazz! Stay tuned my man!

PS there's now a link to your blog in my Blogs of Musical Delight section! Good luck!

anticredos said...

Haha. Don't worry I Luurve a good honk from time to time!
best wishes

Anonymous said...

Boogiewoody, I'm off on Saturday for a couple of weeks. Though I sent you an email, I wanted to make sure that you did get my good wishes to you for a fun and relaxing holiday. All the best, Marie

Anonymous said...

Thanks for rendering what has been a horrible week into a glorious light at the end of the tunnel. Amos has made it all much better. Well appreciated joyfulness, thank you.

- d.

rm said...

thank you very much!