Jackie Brenson's Chess recording "Rocket 88" was cut in 1951 and is often cited as the first rock'n' roll record- however a casual listen to Jimmy Liggins' "Cadillac Boogie", cut in 1947 may well cause a rewrite of that particular historical fact. This compilation spans the 6 years from 1947 to 1953 and comprises 24 Jimmy Liggins sides cut for Specialty Records, 5 of which are previously unissued. Unlike brother Joe, guitarist Jimmy played a more rough and ready blues, but still had his fair share of R&B hits. including the top 5 "Drunk", which includes the immortal line "Went for the pillow, missed the whole darn bed". Maybe not sophisticated, but it sure does rock.
- 01 Preview I Can't Stop It
- 02 Preview Troubles Goodbye
- 03 Preview Teardrop Blues
- 04 Preview Cadillac Boogie
- 05 Preview Move Out Baby
- 06 Preview Careful Love
- 07 Preview Homecoming Blues
- 08 Preview Baby I Can't Forget You
- 09 Preview Don't Put Me Down
- 10 Preview Nite Life Boogie
- 11 Preview Mississippi Boogie
- 12 Preview Come Back Baby
- 13 Preview Answer To Teardrop Blues
- 14 Preview That Song Is Gone
- 15 Preview Saturday Night Boogie Woogie Man
- 16 Preview Shuffle Shuck
- 17 Preview The Washboard Special
- 18 Preview That's What's Knockin' Me Out
- 19 Preview Hep Cat Boogie
- 20 Preview I Want My Baby For Christmas
- 21 Preview Train Blues
- 22 Preview Baby's Boogie
- 23 Preview Drunk
- 24 Preview Going Away
- 25 Preview Come Back Home
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