Various Artists: New Breed Workin: Blues With A Rhythm / Various

Various Artists: New Breed Workin: Blues With A Rhythm / Various
Title: New Breed Workin: Blues With A Rhythm / Various
Label: Kent

UK collection aimed at R&B lovers who want to hear something new and a third of our tracks are debuting here. Ace's tapes and contacts are considerable. As well as new finds, we have looked through our collection assembled over the last 40 years of catalogs. We found a rich vein of New Orleans R&B in the AFO vaults; we feature Nookie Boy's 1962 release 'I've Got A Feeling For You Baby' alongside Robbie Lee's 'Let Me Know', which only emerged during our fabulous 1990s Gumbo Stew CD series and a totally unknown tape of 'Lucky Girl' by Joan Dovalle which had evaded the earlier compilations. A further triumvirate of scorching sounds comes from the world of Cleveland Ohio indie blues labels. The barely known or recorded Pee Wee, Papa Jarvis and Big Charley & The Domans supply top-notch blues busters from the early ‘60s unheard since the studio date. Chet "Poison" Ivey takes that Crescent City approach to 'Now We Must Part', a recent tape find. From the same Arock/Sylvia New York stable come the nerve-tingling 'Cruel World' and an alternate version of the Buddy Lucas-penned 'Steamboat'. More master tape magic can be heard on Mary Johnson's R&B dance classic 'These Tears' which comes with added brass section and sax solo. We have resurrected a couple of belters from earlier Ace CDs that may have been missed by New Breed fans. Lord Luther's 'Poor Boy's Song' is a great black pop number and loved by the Popcorn scene. Somewhat earlier and unheard until its Ace CD issue is 'Yes It's You' by Big Boy Groves with Little Margie. From the singles of the ‘60s, we have Danny White's super-groovy 'The Twitch', whose sexy French intro has made it a hit in hip-DJ circles around zee world. Varetta & The Thomases, Bertha Tillman, Beatrice Lee, Billy Ray, Little Betty and the Music City Soul Brothers provide the elusive tracks that singles collectors' crave, as does Ray Agee with the compilation's latest offering (1967) which features soulful traits not often associated with the bluesman. The normally soul-oozing Ovations, on the other hand, go R&B for once in their careers with 'What Did I Do Wrong'; tellingly it stayed in the can until issued on CD.

1.1 The Twitch - Danny White
1.2 My Baby's Gone - Pee Wee
1.3 Cruel World - "Roosevelt Powers"
1.4 I Can't Even Enjoy My Home - Big Charley ; the Domans
1.5 You Never Know - B B King
1.6 (I Believe) Something Funny Is Going on or Other - Bertha Tillman
1.7 Poor Boy's Song - Lord Luther
1.8 I've Got a Feelin' for You Baby - Nookie Boy
1.9 Boss Man - Dean Hawley
1.10 Keep a Hold on Him - Beatrice Lee
1.11 These Tears (Brass Version) - Mary Johnson
1.12 Lucky Girl - Joan Dovalle
1.13 Steamboat - Arthur Grant ; the Red Shoes
1.14 Workin' Man - Papa Jarvis
1.15 Real, Real Love - Ray Agee
1.16 What Did I Do Wrong - Ovations
1.17 Let Me Know - Robbie Lee
1.18 Breaking Hearts - Varetta ; the Thomases
1.19 Playboy - Billy Ray
1.20 Yes It's You - Big Boy Groves ; Little Margie
1.21 Big John - Richard Berry
1.22 Looking for My Baby - Music City Soul Brothers
1.23 Twistin' School - Little Betty
1.24 Now We Must Part - Chet "Poison" Ivey

Various Artists: New Breed Workin: Blues With A Rhythm / Various

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