Central Rocks! The Central Avenue Scene 1951-58 Vol 2 Various Artists (Central Avenue Scene)


Rhythm & Blues
Ace Records
Catalogue Id:
CDCHD 1037

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One of the greatest pleasures I have as an Ace A&R person is the researching of the acetates and tapes of the many West Coast-based R&B labels that Ace has acquired down the years. I'm always keen to build on the solid foundation of Ray Topping's pioneering vinyl compilations from the 1980s, and thankfully the depth and breadth of repertoire Ace now owns, across labels like Dootone, RIH, Combo, Money, Cash, Blue, Modern, RPM, Flair and more, gives me plenty of scope to do just that.

I've enjoyed getting and keeping a cohesive Central Avenue R&B" series up and running enormously. Ace had been working towards such a thing for some time prior to my arrival, and I've been happy to jump into the driver's seat and continue Ray's work with his encouragement. I'm especially proud of the multi-artist series that focuses on lesser known names from Modern and Combo that debuted during 2004, and have been gratified by the warm response to both from R&B fans.


Track listing

Side 1

  • 01
    Wine - Ernie Fields Orchestra

  • 02
    Big Fat Mama - Chuck Higgins & his Mellotones (Vocal by Daddy Cleanhead)

  • 03
    Told You Twice - Cledus Harrison

  • 04
    You Lied - Mamie Ree

  • 05
    Ain't Got No Money - The Great Gates

  • 06
    I Love That Kinda Carryin' On - Rozelle Gayle

  • 07
    The Chase - Paul Preston & his Orchestra

  • 08
    The Blacksmith Blues - Chuck Higgins Orchestra

  • 09
    Wino - Jack McVea & his Orchestra

  • 10
    No Need Acting Like That - Mamie Ree & Young Wolf with the Gus Jenkins Band

  • 11
    Watts - Brother Woodman & the Chanters featuring Eugene Ford

  • 12
    Haste Makes Waste - Rozelle Gayle

  • 13
    Baby Baby Take A Look - Robbin Ray

  • 14
    Twisted - Paul Preston & his Orchestra

  • 15
    Flip-Top Box - Chuck Higgins Orchestra

  • 16
    Caught - Mamie Ree & Young Wolf with the Gus Jenkins Band

  • 17
    Hot Mama - Brother Woodman & the Chanters Featuring Ethel Brown

  • 18
    Curfew - Joe Houston & his Combo

  • 19
    Love My Baby - Robbin Ray

  • 20
    Ko Ko Mo - Gene & Eunice

  • 21
    Yaka Boo - Jack McVea & his Combo - vocal Al Smith

  • 22
    Your Loving Is Just All Right - Mamie Ree

  • 23
    Real Gone Hound Dog - Chuck Higgins & his Mellotones (Vocal by Daddy Cleanhead)

  • 24
    Central Rocks - The Great Gates

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