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The Savoy Years - The Album Collection - Original '50s Album Releases

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The Savoy Years - The Album Collection - Original '50s Album Releases
The Savoy Years - The Album Collection - Original '50s Album Releases


Little is really known of Mabel Louise Smith aka Big Maybelle, as with so many pioneers of R&B she was never interviewed in her lifetime and passed away in 1972 just as historians of popular culture were finally getting around to the architects of R&B.

Here Jasmine have tried a new approach to her recorded work beginning with two rare live radio broadcasts for Alan Freed along with her original LPs for the Savoy and Cub labels presented together for the first time. Also included is her only Christmas 45 along with all of her legendary performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958.

There is no doubt that Big Maybelle was a big influence over the upcoming soul generation and Aretha Franklin recorded incredible versions of "Ramblin' Blues" and "Pitiful" and the originals by Big Maybelle are included on this superb set. Includes fully detailed liner notes.


  1. Name
  2. Ring Dang Dilly
  3. Candy
  4. All Of Me
  5. Stay As Sweet As You Are
  6. Baby, Won't You Please Come Home
  7. Say It Isn't So
  8. Rock House
  9. If I Could Be With You
  10. Jim
  11. It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
  12. I Could Make You Care
  13. I Don't Want To Cry
  14. Pitiful
  15. There, I've Said It Again
  16. Candy
  17. So Long
  18. Ramblin' Blues
  19. Blues Early, Early (Parts 1 & 2)
  20. Ring Dang Dilly
  21. That's A Pretty Good Love
  22. Mean To Me
  23. Tell Me Who
  24. Silent Night
  25. White Christmas
  26. Beale Street Blues
  27. Careless Love
  28. St Louis Blues
  29. Memphis Blues
  30. Joe Turner Blues
  31. Yellow Dog Blues
  32. The Basement Blues
  33. The Hesitating Blues
  34. Ole Miss Blues
  35. Friendless Blues
  36. Way Down South Where The Blues Began
  37. Harlem Blues
  38. Let's Roll It (I Ain't Mad At You)
  39. Cherry
  40. One Hour
  41. Baby Please Don't Go
  42. The Blues
  43. Going Home Baby
  44. A Good Man Is Hard To Find
  45. I Ain't Got Nobody
  46. I Understand
  47. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good
  48. Some Of These Days
  49. Until The Real Thing Comes Along
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