No More Doggin' - The RPM Records Story Vol 1 1950-53 Various Artists (Kent/ Modern)

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World
Genre:
Rhythm & Blues
Label:
Ace Records
Format:
CD
Catalogue Id:
CDTOP2 1406

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This time last year Ace released its first comprehensive overview of one of the many subsidiaries of the Bihari brothers’ Modern Music Company. Having dealt with the R&B releases on Flair, we now turn our attention to other labels within the Modern family – starting with RPM, the longest-running of the subsidiaries.

It wasn’t possible to present a comprehensive overview of the label’s activities within the confines of one 2CD set. Thus we end this volume at the end of 1953 – roughly the halfway point in the label’s life. It’s a convenient point at which to make a break because, with the exception of B.B. King, none of the artists featured here continued their association with RPM beyond that time.

A deal to acquire masters from an upcoming producer in Memphis, by the name of Sam Phillips, brought B.B. King into the fold, followed in short order by a blues singing farmer who plied his trade under the alias Howling Wolf and a young Memphian whose cheerfully chaotic recordings sold in their thousands, Rosco Gordon. After falling out with Phillips, the Biharis utilised the services of one of his audio lieutenants, Ike Turner, who brought further talent into the fold, as well as recording for RPM as a vocalist.

Youngest Bihari brother Joe accompanied Ike on field trips, and cut some stupendous downhome blues throughout the South. The brothers also picked up repertoire from Texas, including some of the best recordings of Lightnin’ Hopkins, and bought the contract of Jimmy Nelson, an upcoming blues shouter from Northern California, who delivered an R&B #1 first time out with ‘T-99’. There really were no bases RPM didn’t have covered.

As with our “Dust My Rhythm & Blues: The Flair Records R&B Story” collection, this set is the result of extensive tape research, with all tracks mastered from fresh transfers of acetates, or best available tapes, plus a couple of dubs where other sources were unavailable. Wherever possible, we’ve used previously unissued or rarely reissued alternate takes of tracks found on other Ace CDs. 

By Tony Rounce

 

Track listing

Side 1

  • 01
    Alabamy Bound - Clyde Hurley & His Orchestra, vocal by Adele Francis

  • 02
    Happy Payday Part 1 (Take 1) - Austin McCoy

  • 03
    Mama Oh Mama (Take 1) - Luke Jones & His Orchestra

  • 04
    B.B. Boogie (Take 2) - B.B. King

  • 05
    Good Time Woman (Take 1) - Memphis Eddie

  • 06
    The Other Night Blues (Take 1) - B.B. King

  • 07
    Big Fat Mama (Take 1) - Gene Phillips & His Rhythm Aces

  • 08
    Found Me A Sugar Daddy (Take 3) - The Nic Nacs

  • 09
    Whiskey Head Woman - Junior Blues

  • 10
    Good For Nothin' Man (Take 1) - Mickey Champion

  • 11
    Rosco's Boogie (Take 2) - Rosco Gordon

  • 12
    She's Dynamite - B.B. King

  • 13
    Saddled The Cow (And Milked The Horse) - Rosco Gordon

  • 14
    T-99 Blues (Little Bittie Gal's Blues) (Take 1) - Jimmy Nelson & The Peter Rabbit Trio

  • 15
    If I Lose You Woman (Take 3) - Alexander Moore

  • 16
    Try Me One More Time (Take 2) - Willie Nix

  • 17
    Fine Little Honey Dripper - Jimmy Nelson and the Peter Rabbit Trio

  • 18
    Riding In The Moonlight - Howling Wolf

  • 19
    Bad Luck And Trouble - Lightnin' Hopkins

  • 20
    Black Gal - Mumbles

  • 21
    3 O'Clock Blues - B.B. King

  • 22
    Gonna Have A Merry Xmas (Take 1) - The Nic Nacs

  • 23
    Booted - Rosco Gordon

  • 24
    Jake Head Boogie - Lightnin' Hopkins

  • 25
    I Want Your Picture - Howling Wolf

  • 26
    Fine Lookin' Woman (Take 1) - B.B. King

Side 2

  • 01
    No More Doggin' - Rosco Gordon

  • 02
    Last Affair - Lightnin' Hopkins

  • 03
    Glad To Be Back Home - Sunny Blair

  • 04
    Shake It Up And Go - B.B. King

  • 05
    Trouble And Heartaches - Ike Turner singing with Ben Burton & His Orchestra

  • 06
    Stripped Gears - Jay Franks & His Rockets Of Rhythm

  • 07
    New Orleans Wimmen (Take 2) - Rosco Gordon

  • 08
    My Heart Belongs To You - Bonnie & Ike Turner with Orchestra accompaniment

  • 09
    Superintendent Blues - Houston Boines

  • 10
    She's My Baby - Jimmy Huff

  • 11
    It's Time For Lovin' To Be Done - Little Eddie Kirkland

  • 12
    Sweetest Little Girl - Jimmy Nelson

  • 13
    Aching And Crying - Gene Forrest & His Orchestra

  • 14
    Another Fool In Town - Lightnin' Hopkins

  • 15
    Just In From Texas - Rosco Gordon

  • 16
    Woke Up This Morning - B.B. King

  • 17
    Vaccinate Me Baby - King Perry & His Orchestra

  • 18
    I'll Be There - Melvin Daniels with The King Curtis Orchestra

  • 19
    We're All Loaded - Rosco Gordon

  • 20
    Meet Me With Your Black Dress On - Jimmy Nelson

  • 21
    Please Love Me - B.B. King

  • 22
    Don't You Know - Jimmie Huff

  • 23
    Welcome Home Baby - King Perry & His Orchestra, vocal by Dell St John

  • 24
    Chains Of Love Have Disappeared - Little Caesar

  • 25
    False Love - Frankie Irvin & His Orchestra

  • 26
    Cry Hard Luck - Jimmy Nelson

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