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Saturday, 16 May 2020

Julia Lee - Tonight's The Night






















Side 1:
01) Snatch And Grab It
02) I Didn't Like It The First Time
03) Come On Over To My House
04) That's What I Like
05) Knock Me A Kiss
06) King Size Papa - Julia Lee
07) Can't Get Enough Of That Stuff
08) Gotta Gimme Whatcha Got

Side 2:
01) My Man Stands Out
02) Tonight's The Night
03) Don't Come Too Soon
04) All This Beef And Big Ripe Tomatoes
05) Mama Don't Allow
06) Trouble In Mind
07) Take It Or Leave It
08) Last Call For Alcohol






As promised - more Julia Lee. This 1980s Charly collection includes 3 tracks which were hitherto unreleased - a cover of Louis Jordan's "Knock Me A Kiss" and 2 rather more salacious tracks, "Can't Get Enough Of That Stuff" and "All This Beef And Big Ripe Tomatoes".

The latter two tracks are good listens but perhaps the jukebox operators were heeding the warning that accompanied the Billboard review of "My Man Stands Out" / "Don't Come Too Soon" (see below) and Capitol decided to hold back on the double entendre stuff.

In a way it's a shame that Julia came to be associated almost exclusively with such material as she was a fine performer not only in the classic Kansas City blues vein, but could also put ballads and pop material across. See her performance of "Trouble In Mind" for proof of her blues credentials.

Anyway, that's all I've got of Julia on vinyl, so download and enjoy before we move on to fresh fields.

Original Release Info (tracks listed in recording order):

Come On Over To My House / Trouble In Mind - Capitol 10030, part of Capitol Album "The History Of Jazz (Volume II) - The Golden Era" - Capitol CE-17 - Released in October 1945.

Gotta Gimme Watcha Got / Lies - Capitol 308 - Released in September 1946 - #3 Most-Played Juke Box Race Records, November 30th, 1946.

(Opportunity Knocks But Once) Snatch And Grab It / I Was Wrong - Capitol 40028 - Released in August 1947 - #1 Most-Played Juke Box Race Records, December 6th, 1947.

Mama Don't Allow It / Breeze (Blow My Baby Back To Me) - Capitol 1589 - Released in July 1951.

Knock Me a Kiss - first released on this LP.

The Glory Of Love / Take It Or Leave It - Capitol 57- 70006 - Released in May 1949.

King Size Papa / When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) - Capitol 40082 - Released in January 1948. #1 Most-Played Juke Box Race Records in April 1948.

That's What I Like / Crazy World - Capitol 15060 - Released in April 1948.  #6 Most-Played Juke Box Race Records in May 1948.

I Didn't Like It The First Time (The Spinach Song) / Sit Down And Drink It Over - Capitol 15367 - Released in February 1949. #4 Most-Played Juke Box Race Records April 9th, 1949.

Tonight's The Night / After Hours Waltz - Capitol 57-70013 - Released in July 1949.

My Man Stands Out / Don't Come Too Soon - Capitol 1111 - Released in July 1950.

Billboard, July 29th, 1950
Can't Get Enough Of That Stuff - first released on this LP.

All This Beef And Big Ripe Tomatoes - first released on this LP.

Goin' To Chicago Blues / Last Call (For Alcohol) - Capitol 2203 - Released in August 1952.

Release information from Billboard, 45worlds.com and Discogs.com. More thrushes and bloozy chantoozies in the next post.

5 comments:

Bob Mac said...

Thank you for this one BW.

Il Commendatore said...

Thanks you for another one!!!

Zesty said...

"... she was a fine performer not only in the classic Kansas City blues vein, but could also put ballads and pop material across. See her performance of "Trouble In Mind" for proof of her blues credentials"

I will as soon as my copy of The Chronological Julia Lee 1927-1946 gets here. That CD is on the way from France right now (my French is terribly rusty, but I think that's what the email says).

As always: Thanks, boogiewoody!

Rockin' Daddy said...

Thanks! Great LP

boogiewoody said...

Thanks for the comments, folks. Zesty - did the Be Bop Wino posts of Julia Lee play any part in your decision to buy the CD? I'm curious about the effect of the blog in increasing purchases of music.

BW