Ike Turner Classic Early Sides 1952-1957 (2-CD)

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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: July 7, 2008
  • Label: Jsp Records

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.You're Driving Me Insane
  • 2.Troubles And Headaches
  • 3.Everybody's Talking
  • 4.Love Is A Gamble
  • 5.My Heart Belongs To You
  • 6.Looking For My Baby
  • 7.Way Down In The Congo
  • 8.Old Brother Jack
  • 9.Love Is A Gamble
  • 10.Love Is Scarce - (with Lover Boy)
  • 11.Way You Used To Treat Me, The - (with Lover Boy)
  • 12.Nobody Wants Me
  • 13.Why Did You Leave Me
  • 14.Cubano Jump
  • 15.Loosely
  • 16.Cuban Get Away
  • 17.Go To It
  • 18.Whole Heap Of Mama - (with Brother Bell)
  • 19.If You Feel Froggish - (with Brother Bell)
  • 20.Johnny's Dream - (with Johnny O'Neal)
  • 21.Ugly Woman (Peg Leg Baby) - (with Johnny O'Neal)
  • 22.Dead Letter Blues - (with Johnny O'Neal)
  • 23.I Miss You So - (with Dennis Binder)
  • 24.Early Times - (with Dennis Binder)
  • 25.I Ain't Drunk - (with Lonnie "The Cat")
  • 26.Road I Travel, The - (with Lonnie "The Cat")
  • 27.Night Howler - (with Billy Gale)
  • 28.My Heart In Your Hands - (with Billy Gale)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Gypsy Blues - (with Matt Cockrell)
  • 2.Baby Please - (with Matt Cockrell)
  • 3.Wicke Little Baby - (with Clayton Love)
  • 4.Why Don't You Believe Me - (with Clayton Love)
  • 5.Hoo-Doo Say - (with Eugene Fox)
  • 6.I'm Tired Of Beggin' - (with Eugene Fox)
  • 7.My Four Women - (with Eugene Fox)
  • 8.World Is Yours, The - (with Johnny Wright)
  • 9.Suffocate - (with Johnny Wright)
  • 10.Peg Leg Baby - (with Willie King)
  • 11.If I Neve Had Known You
  • 12.Take Your Fine Frame Home
  • 13.Let's Call It A Day - (with Billy Gayles)
  • 14.I'm Tore Up - (with Billy Gayles)
  • 15.Do Right Baby - (with Billy Gayles)
  • 16.Just One More Time - (with Billy Gayles)
  • 17.No Coming Back - (with Billy Gayles)
  • 18.Sad As A Man Can Be - (with Billy Gayles)
  • 19.Much Later - (with Jackie Brenston)
  • 20.Mistreater, The - (with Jackie Brenston)
  • 21.What Can It Be - (with Jackie Brenston)
  • 22.Gonna Wait For My Chance - (with Jackie Brenston)
  • 23.Do You Mean It - (with Kings Of Rhythm)
  • 24.You've Changed My Love - (with Kings Of Rhythm)
  • 25.She Made My Blood Run Cold - (with Kings Of Rhythm)
  • 26.Big Question, The - (with Kings Of Rhythm)
  • 27.Rock-A-Bucket - (with Kings Of Rhythm)
  • 28.Trail Blazer - (with Kings Of Rhythm)

Product Description:

Personnel: Ike Turner (guitar, piano); Clayton Love, Matt Cockrell, Billy Gayles (vocals); Calvin Newborn (guitar); Eugene Fox (saxophone); Raymond Hill (tenor saxophone); Jess Knight Jr. (bass guitar); Eugene Washington, Willie Sims (drums).
This excellent two-disc compilation is a testament to Ike Turner's legacy as a rock-&-roll and R&B pioneer. Although the incendiary "Rocket 88," recorded for Sun Studios and sometimes heralded at the first true rock-&-roll recording, is absent here, CLASSIC EARLY SIDES charts Turner's dynamic early work as both a leader ("You're Driving Me Insane") and a sideman ("Baby Please"). The music, which draws on jump blues, urban blues, and proto-rock and soul, bursts at the seams with vital energy, not least because of Turner's sharp arrangements, bandleading skills, and way around the piano and guitar. This comes recommended for any fan of '50s rock and R&B.
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