Urban Blues Singing Legend (4CD)

Jimmy Witherspoon

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4
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In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Blues
Label
JSP
Released
October 2, 2006

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

Jimmy Witherspoon (1923-1997) was one of the great urban blues singers of the post-World War Two period, who - after a lean period in the second half of the 50's- went on to enjoy an internationally respected career until lung cancer slowed him down (but didn't stop him) in the decade before his death..

He first recorded with the Jay McShann band in 1945, singing Walter Brown's "Confessing The Blues", which he made his own, as he did "Hard Working Man's Blues". Other successes in the '40s included "Have You Ever Loved A Woman", "Money's Getting Cheaper", "Times Getting' Tougher Than Tough" and the R&B No.1 "Ain't Nobody's Business Parts 1 & 2", which was on the chart for 34 weeks in 1949.

These and following hits such as "In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)", "Big Fine Girl" and "No Rollin' Blues" are all here on this 108 track, 4CD set, annotated by noted blues historian Neil Slaven.

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Key Value
Catalogue number JSPCD7778
Barcode 0788065777821
Number of items 4
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 375g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Confessing The Blues -
2. Hard-Man Working Man's Blues -
3. Shipyard Women Blues -
4. Ernestine -
5. Roll On, Katy -
6. Voodoo Woman Blues -
7. I Want A Little Girl -
8. Have You Ever Loved A Woman -
9. Gone With The Blues -
10. Wandering Gal Blues -
11. Hey Mr Landlord -
12. Hey Mr Landlord (Alt. Take) -
13. Cain River Blues -
14. How I Hate To See Xmas Come Around -
15. Third Floor Blues -
16. Money's Getting Cheaper -
17. Times Gettin' Tougher Than Tough (Alt. Take) -
18. Skid Row Blues -
19. How Long -
20. Ain't Nobody's Buisness Pt. 1 -
21. Ain't Nobody's Buisness Pt. 2 -
22. Back Water Blues -
23. Frogimore Blues -
24. Frogimore Bues (Alt. Take) -
25. In The Enening When The Sun Goes Down -
26. In The Evening (Alt. Take) -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Wee Baby Blues -
2. Six-Foot-Two Blues -
3. How Are You Gonna Act -
4. Money Eyes Woman -
5. Spoon Calls Hootie -
6. Destruction Blues -
7. Call My Baby -
8. The New Look -
9. Big Heart -
10. Drunk Broke And Hungry -
11. Big Eyes Blues -
12. Funny Style Baby -
13. Cold Blooded Boogie -
14. Lush Head Woman -
15. Long About Dawn -
16. Miss Clawdy B -
17. Thelma Lee Blues -
18. Pinocchio Blues -
19. Your Red Wagon -
20. Sweet Lovin' Baby -
21. Geneva Blues -
22. Feelin' So Sad -
23. Same Old Blues -
24. I Love You Just The Same -
25. Jump Children -
26. Take Me Back Baby -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Who's Been Jivin' You -
2. Rain, Rain, Rain -
3. When I Had My Money -
4. Doctor Blues -
5. Big Fine Girl -
6. No Rollin' Blues -
7. Drinkin' Beer (Have A Ball) -
8. Better Love Next Pt. 1 -
9. Better Love Next Pt. 2 -
10. Don't Ever Move A Woman Into Your House -
11. Hard Workin' Blues -
12. Failing By Degrees -
13. New Orleans Woman -
14. I'm Goin' Around In Circles -
15. Just A Country Boy -
16. There Ain't Nothin' Better -
17. Love And Friendship -
18. Once There Lived A Fool -
19. I'm Just Wonderin' Part 1 -
20. I'm Just Wonderin' Part 2 -
21. I'm Just A Ladies Man -
22. You Can't Kiss A Dream Goodnight -
23. Practice What You Preach -
24. I Gotta Gal Lives Up On The Hill -
25. Ain't Nobody's Business -
26. Real Ugly Woman -
27. Give My Heart Another Break -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. Would My Baby Make A Change -
2. The Wind Is Blowin' -
3. Love My Baby -
4. Baby Baby -
5. Slow Your Speed -
6. Foolish Prayer -
7. Lucille -
8. Blues In Trouble -
9. Two Little Girls -
10. One Fine Gal -
11. Don't Tell Me Now -
12. Corn Whiskey -
13. The Day Is Dawning -
14. Jay's Blues Part 1 -
15. Jay's Blue Part 2 -
16. Miss, Miss Mistreater -
17. Back Home -
18. The Last Mile -
19. It -
20. Back Door Blues -
21. Fast Woman, Slow Gin -
22. 24 Sad Hours -
23. Just For You -
24. Sad Life -
25. Move Me Baby -
26. I'm Not Too Young -
27. Highway To Happiness -
28. I Done Told You -
29. Oh Boy -