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Feeling Blue & Low - 1947-1957

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Feeling Blue & Low - 1947-1957
Feeling Blue & Low - 1947-1957


Arbee (not RB) Stidham was an American Blues/R&B singer and multi-instrumentalist (he played sax, clarinet, and guitar), active between the late 1940s until just before his death in 1988 and despite his career longevity he recorded only sporadically; this compilation presents the very best of his sides for RCA Victor, Sittin' In With, Checker, Abco and States between 1947-57.

Before WWII Stidham played tenor sax, leading his own Jazz band, who backed Bessie Smith for a couple of years. He cut his first record in 1947 and quickly became a member of that unlucky - if distinguished - group of artistes who scored a R&B #1 with their very first record, in his case 'My Heart Belongs To You', but then failed to register another national hit.

He nonetheless enjoyed significant regional successes with sides like 'I Send My Regrets', 'Feeling Blue And Low' and 'Meet Me Half Way'.

This body of work on this album is currently unavailable elsewhere on CD.


  1. Name
  2. My Heart Belongs To You
  3. In Love With You
  4. I Don't Know How To Cry
  5. Your Heart Belongs To Me
  6. A Heart Full Of Misery
  7. Falling Blues
  8. I Send My Regrets
  9. Nothing Seems Right
  10. Feeling Blue And Low
  11. I've Got News For You Baby
  12. Bad Dream Blues
  13. Why Did I Fall In Love With You
  14. I'm In The Mood
  15. I Want To Rock
  16. Someone To Tell My Troubles To
  17. Mr. Commissioner
  18. Baby Stop The Clock
  19. Blues Why Do You Pick On Me
  20. Don't Set Your Cap For Me
  21. I Don't Play
  22. I'll Always Remember You
  23. Meet Me Halfway
  24. When I Find My Baby
  25. Please Let It Be Me
  26. Look Me Straight In The Eye
  27. I Stayed Away Too Long
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