Jimmy Witherspoon I'll Be Right On Down: The Modern Recordings 1947-1953

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CD Details

  • Released: December 9, 2008
  • Label: Ace Records

Entertainment Reviews:

Record Collector (magazine) - p.96
4 stars out of 5 -- "All the recordings were made for the Modern label between 1949 and 1953, when Witherspoon was arguably at his best in terms of energy and musical adaptability."

Tracks:

  • 1.Love My Baby [Takes 1 & 3]
  • 2.I'm Going Round In Circles
  • 3.Baby Baby [Take 1]
  • 4.Slow Your Speed
  • 5.Geneva Blues [Take 2]
  • 6.Daddy Pinocchio
  • 7.Don't Ever Move A Woman Into Your House
  • 8.I'm Just A Country Boy
  • 9.Practice What You Preach, Moaning For You [Take 1]
  • 10.Jump Children [Take 2]
  • 11.There Ain't Nothing Better [Take 2] And His Gal Friday (Mickie Champion)
  • 12.Who's Been Jiving You [Take 1]
  • 13.Drinking Beer [Take 4]
  • 14.You Can't Kiss A Dream Goodnight
  • 15.Operation BLues Aka Doctor Blues aka The Dr Knows His Business [Take 1]
  • 16.I'll Be Right On Down
  • 17.Oh Mother Dear Mother
  • 18.I've Only Myself To Blame [Take 4]
  • 19.Rain, Rain, Rain,
  • 20.Let Jesus Fix It For You - (featuring The Trinity Baptist Church Choir)
  • 21.Each Step Of The Way - (featuring The Trinity Baptist Church Choir)
  • 22.It's Raining Outside [Take 1] - (featuring The Trinity Baptist Church)
  • 23.Blowing The Blues [Take 2] - (featuring The Trinity Baptist Church)
  • 24.It's Raining Outside (Take 1)
  • 25.Blowing The Blues (Take 2)

Product Description:

In his decades-spanning career, singer Jimmy Witherspoon has blurred the divisions between jazz and blues. He has swung with jazz saxophonists such as Ben Webster and wailed with the blistering contemporary blues guitar of Robben Ford. The recordings that make up RIGHT ON DOWN were originally done for the Modern label in the early 1950s. Focusing chiefly on the jumpier styles of blues and R&B (that eventually paved the way for rock & roll), RIGHT ON DOWN also includes some creamy balladry and even a rare detour into gospel. As usual, the U.K.'s Ace label's presentation has wonderful sound quality and informed liner notes.

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 029667033022
  • Shipping Weight: 0.21/lbs (approx)
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