The Cosimo Matassa Story (4CD)

Various Artists

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4
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In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Blues
Label
Proper Box
Released
July 30, 2007

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

A quarter of a century after quitting the music business, and 50 or more years after he was placing New Orleans on the musical map, Cosimo Matassa is due to be awarded a Grammy Trustees Award.

The 80 year old grocer was once the engineer and proprietor of J&M studios on Rampart Street , that between 1945 and 1956 saw the development of R&B, Rock 'n' Roll and Soul. It was there that Fats Domino, Little Richard and a host of other stars recorded their hits with some of the best session men around including drummer Earl Palmer, pianists Huey Smith and Melvin Dowden, saxmen Lee Allen and Alvin 'Red' Tyler, and bassist Frank Field.

They collectively established New Orleans as one of the premier recording venues in the USA. Only recently Little Richard's Tutti Frutti attained number one status in the Mojo '100 records that changed the world' article, of course recorded at J&M.

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Key Value
Catalogue number PROPERBOX129
Barcode 0805520021296
Number of items 4
Packaging type Custom
Imported No
Weight 168g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 127mm x 18mm x 129mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Little Mr Midnight - Got A Brand New Baby -
2. Little Mr Midnight - Four O'Clock Blues -
3. Smiley Lewis - Don't Jive Me -
4. Dave Bartholomew - Tra-la-la -
5. Dave Batholomew - Teejim -
6. James Wayne - Agreeable Woman -
7. James Warne - Two Faced Woman -
8. Roy 'Baldhead' Byrd - Rockin' With Fes -
9. Dave Bartholomew - Stormy Weather -
10. Dave Bartholomew - My Ding-A-Ling -
11. Fats Domino - Reeling And Rocking -
12. Lloyd Price - Lawdy Miss Clawdy -
13. Lloyd Price - Chee Koo Baby -
14. Shirley & Lee - Sweethearts -
15. Shirley & Lee - I'm Gone -
16. Royal Kings - Teachin' And Preachin' -
17. Royal Kings - Bouncin' The Boogie -
18. The Sha-Weez - Early Sunday Morning -
19. Dave Bartholomew - Who Drank My Beer When I Was In The Rear -
20. Dave Bartholomew - Country Gal -
21. Shirley & Lee - Baby -
22. Clarence Garlow - New Bon Ton Roulay -
23. T-Bone Walker - Got No Use For You -
24. T-Bone Walker - Long Distance Blues -
25. Fat Man Matthews - I'm Thankful -
26. Fats Domino - Little School Girl -
27. The Hawks - I-Yi -
28. The Hawks - Candy Girl -
29. Lowell Fulson - Don't Leave Me Baby -
30. Guitar Slim - The Things That I Used To Do -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Guitar Slim - Well, I Done Got Over It -
2. Professor Longhair - Tipitina -
3. Slim Saunders - Let's have Some Fun (Honey) -
4. Sugar Boy & His Cane Cutters - Jock-A-Mo -
5. The Spiders - I Didn't Want To Do It -
6. The Spiders - You're The One -
7. Smiley Lewis - Blue Monday -
8. Bobby Mitchell & The Toppers - Baby's Gone -
9. Bobby Mitchell & The Toppers - Sister Lucy -
10. The Kings - 'Til I Say Well Done -
11. Pee Wee Crayton - Every Dog Has His Day -
12. Dave Collins & The Scrubs - Bluesy Me -
13. The Hawks - Give It Up -
14. The Hawks - Nobody But You -
15. The Spiders - 21 (3x7=21) -
16. The Spiders - That's Enough -
17. Fats & Dave - Jump Children -
18. Fats & Dave - Cat Music -
19. The Kidds - Drunk Drunk Drunk -
20. The Pelicans - Ain't Gonna Do It -
21. The Bees - I Want To Be Loved -
22. The Bees - Toy Bell -
23. Pee Wee Crayton - You Know Yeah -
24. Pee Wee Crayton - Runnin' Wild -
25. The Hawks - It's Too Late Now -
26. Smiley Lewis - Real Gone Lover -
27. Boo Breeding - Low And Lonesome -
28. Boo Breeding - Country Woman -
29. Willie Johnson - Say Baby -
30. Willie Johnson - That Night -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Little Leo - What's It All About? -
2. Little Leo - Handwriting On The Wall -
3. The Hawketts - Mardi Gras Mambo -
4. The Hawketts - Your Time's Up -
5. The Barons - Eternally Yours -
6. The Barons - Boom Boom -
7. Shirley & Lee - Feel So Good -
8. Smiley Lewis - I Hear You Knocking -
9. Wee Willy Wayne - Travellin' Mood -
10. Wee Willy Wayne - I Remember -
11. Little Bo - Baby -
12. Little Bo - So Glad -
13. Bernie Williams & The Barons - Why Fool Yourself -
14. Little Richard - I'm Just A Lonely Guy -
15. Little Richard - Tutti Frutti -
16. Ernest Kador - Do Baby Do -
17. Big Boy Myles & The Sha-Weez - Who's Been Fooling You? -
18. Big Boy Myles & The Sha-Weez - That Girl I Married -
19. Li'l Millett & His Creoles - Rich Woman -
20. Fats Domino - I'm In Love Again -
21. Bobby Charles - On Bended Knee -
22. Bobby Charles - See You Later, Alligator -
23. Charles 'Hungry' Williams - So Glad You're Mine -
24. Fats Domino - My Blue Heaven -
25. Bobby Mitchell - Try Rock n Roll -
26. Bobby Mitchell - No No No -
27. Little Richard - Long Tall Sally -
28. Little Richard - Slippin' And Slidin' -
29. Eddie Bo - I'm Wise (Slippin' And Slidin') -
30. Bobby Charles - Take It Easy, Greasy -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. Little Richard - Rip It Up -
2. Little Richard - Ready Teddy -
3. Shirley & Lee - Let The Good Times Roll -
4. Huey 'Piano' Smith & His Rhythm Aces - Everybody's Whalin' -
5. Huey 'Piano' Smith & His Rhythm Aces - Little Liza Jane -
6. The Dukes - Teardrop Eyes -
7. The Dukes - Cotton Picking Hands -
8. Lloyd Price - Rock n Roll Dance -
9. Little Richard - The Girl Can't Help It -
10. Little Richard - Heebie Jeebies -
11. Fats Domino - Don't Blame On Me -
12. Jimmy Beasley - Don't Feel Sorry For Me -
13. Jimmy Beasley - Little Coquette -
14. Smiley Lewis - Down Yonder (We Go Ballin') -
15. Smiley Lewis - Shame Shame Shame -
16. Roy Montrell - Oooh-Wow -
17. Roy Montrell - (Everytime I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone -
18. Lee Allen - Rockin' At Cosimo's -
19. Edgar Blanchard - Stepping High -
20. Shirley & Lee - I Feel Good -
21. Werly Fairburn - I'm A Fool About Your Love -
22. Werly Fairburn - All The Time -
23. Clarence 'Frogman' Henry - I'm A Country Boy -
24. Clarence 'Frogman' Henry - Ain't Got No Home -
25. Big Boy Myles & the Sha-Weez - Hickory Dickory Dock -
26. Big Boy Myles & The Sha-Weez - Just To Hold My Hand -
27. Art Neville - Oooh-Wee Baby -
28. Art Neville - Back Home To Me -
29. Earl King - You Can Fly High -
30. Earl King - Those Lonely, Lonely Feelings -