A collection of 50's recordings, originally released on the Flair, Modern and RPM labels.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Bill Millar; Arnold Shaw; Ray Topping.
The singer in her precocious formative years, headed by her 1955 R&B smash "Roll With Me Henry" (aka "The Wallflower"). James' follow-ups included the driving "Good Rockin' Daddy," a bluesy "W-O-M-A-N," and the New Orleans raveup "Tough Lover," which found her backed by the gang at Cosimo's (notably saxman Lee Allen). Even though her tenure at Modern Records only produced a handful of hits, these 22 cuts are delightful artifacts of the belter's earliest days. The music and liner notes are identical to the previous R&B Dynamite reissue, except that the tracks have been slightly resequenced, and a couple of songs bear different titles ("Number One" has been changed to "My One and Only," "How Big a Fool" to "Call Me a Fool"). ~ Bill Dahl
38151MEtta James - Hickory Dickory Dock (CD)http://oldies.scdn5.secure.raxcdn.com/i/boxart/large/16/80/029667168021.jpg?v=815.9919.63USDInStock/Genre/RB-Soul/Labels/Ace-Records-UK/Music Categories/RB-Soul-CategoryAce Records UKCDRB-SoulEtta-James2008-02-12