Joe Liggins & The Honeydrippers Volume 1: Specialty Legend Series

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Volume 1: Specialty Legend Series
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CD Details

  • Released: April 6, 1992
  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: Specialty


  • 1.Pink Champagne
  • 2.Ramblin' Blues
  • 3.Rag Mop
  • 4.Rhythm in the Barnyard
  • 5.Goin' Back to New Orleans
  • 6.I've Got a Right to Cry
  • 7.Honeydripper
  • 8.I Just Can't Help Myself
  • 9.Don't Miss That Train
  • 10.Frankie Lee
  • 11.Brand New Deal in Mobile
  • 12.Little Joe's Boogie (Guitar Boogie)
  • 13.One Sweet Letter
  • 14.Whiskey, Gin & Wine
  • 15.Louisiana Woman
  • 16.Trying to Lose the Blues
  • 17.Shuffle Boogie Blues
  • 18.Rain, Rain, Rain
  • 19.Flying Dutchman
  • 20.Tanya
  • 21.Blues for Tanya
  • 22.Freight Train Blues
  • 23.Whiskey, Women and Loaded Dice
  • 24.Big Dipper
  • 25.Do You Love Me Pretty Baby?

Product Description:

Contains 9 CD bonus tracks.
Personnel: Joe Liggins (vocals, piano); Candy Rivers (vocals); Frank Pasley, Harold Leonard Grant (guitar); Floyd Turnham, Floyd Thurnam, Jr. (clarinet, saxophone); Willie E. Jackson, Willis "Gator" Jackson (alto saxophone, baritone saxophone); Jewell L. Grant, William B. Woodman, Jr., James Jackson, Ewell Goldyn "Bo" Rhambo, William Woodman Jr., Thomas Maxwell Davis (tenor saxophone); Nathaniel Jack McFay, Earl Carter, Peppy Prince (drums).
Liner Note Author: Billy Vera.
Recording information: Universal Recorders, Hollywood, CA (01/20/1950-03/12/1954).
Unknown Contributor Roles: Wallace Sanford; Joe Liggins.
Pianist Joe Liggins presented a fairly sophisticated brand of swinging jump blues to jitterbuggers during the early '50s, when his irresistible "Pink Champagne" scaled the R&B charts. Twenty-five of his very best 1950-1954 Specialty sides grace this collection, including a tasty remake of "The Honeydripper;" "Rhythm in the Barnyard," and the syncopated "Going Back to New Orleans" (recently revived by Dr. John). ~ Bill Dahl

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  • UPC: 022211700623
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