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The Blues Got Me Again Singles 1951-1962

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The Blues Got Me Again Singles 1951-1962
The Blues Got Me Again Singles 1951-1962


This compilation comprises everything that Jackie Brenston recorded as a lead vocalist between 1951-62, either solo, with Ike Turner, or with Chicago guitarist Earl Hooker; this is the first time that these twenty-seven tracks have been thus compiled.

Jackie Brenston's name is of course ubiquitous in all discussions and/or essays concerning "What was the very first Rock & Roll record?" due to his bootin' 'Rocket 88', a #1 R&B record in 1951 which was famously covered by Bill Haley & His Saddlemen.

Brenston was a singer/saxophonist in Ike Turner's band, and his sole hit was essentially a head arrangement based heavily on Jimmy Liggins' 'Cadillac Boogie', which came together in Sam Phillips' recording studio, in Memphis.

Although the disc was credited to "Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats", they were actually Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm.

However, although follow-ups like 'My Real Gone Rocket' and 'Independent Woman' are highly-regarded by collectors, he was unable to register another hit.


  1. Name
  2. Rocket "88"
  3. Come Back Where You Belong
  4. Independent Woman
  5. Make My Love Come Down
  6. My Real Gone Rocket
  7. Tuckered Out
  8. I Want To See My Baby
  9. My Baby Left Town
  10. Fat Meat Is Greasy
  11. Jackie's Chewing Gum
  12. Hi Ho Baby
  13. Leo The Louse
  14. Blues Got Me Again
  15. Starvation
  16. You Won't Be Coming Back
  17. 88 Boogie
  18. Lovin' Time Blues
  19. True Love
  20. Mule
  21. Gonna Wait For My Chance
  22. What Can It Be
  23. The Mistreater
  24. Much Later
  25. Trouble Up The Road
  26. You Ain't The One
  27. Want You To Rock Me
  28. Down In My Heart
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