CD Blowing the Fuse: 28 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1947 (CD 1206666),
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Blowing the Fuse: 28 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1947

  • 1. Let the Good Times Roll - Louis Jordan
    2. Swanee River Boogie - Albert Ammons
    3. Bobby Sox Blues - T-Bone Walker
    4. Open the Door Richard! - Jack McVea
    5. Down the Road Apiece
    6. I Want to Be Loved (But Only by You) - Savannah Churchill
    7. Old Maid Boogie - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
    8. Shake That Boogie - Sonny Boy Williamson
    9. Blow Top Blues - Lionel Hampton
    10. Time to Change Your Town - Wynonie Harris
    11. Sally Zu-Zaz - Big Joe Turner
    12. That's My Desire - Hadda Brooks
    13. Signifying Monkey - The Big Three Trio
    14. That's All Right - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
    15. New Orleans Blues - Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
    16. True Blues - Roy Milton
    17. Chicago Boogie - The Five Blazes
    18. Don't You Think I Ought to Know - Bill Johnson
    19. W.B. Blues - Walter Brown
    20. He's a Real Gone Guy - Nellie Lutcher
    21. Ol' Man River - The Ravens
    22. Boogie Woogie Blue Plate - Louis Jordan
    23. (Opportunity Knocks But Once) Snatch & Grab It - Julia Lee
    24. Lollypop Mama - Clarence Samuels
    25. Since I Fell For You - Annie Laurie
    26. Big Legs - Gene Phillips
    27. Guitar in My Hand - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
    28. Hasting Street Bounce - Paul Williams Sextet
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 16702

  • Credits

    Blowing the Fuse is a killer series of compilation CDs issued by Germany's premier archivist label, Bear Family. Subtitled "R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox," each volume is compiled by year. 1947 was a boom year for jukeboxes across the United States. This volume, like most of the others, contains 28 affirmed classics of the early postwar years. Louis Jordan was at the height of his powers in '47 and his "Let the Good Times Roll" opens the set and is followed by Albert Ammons' "Swamp River Boogie," a burning boogie-woogie piano jumper. Sequencing is key in a collection like this, and the folks at Bear Family understand this implicitly. Here, Jack McVea's "Open the Door Richard" is just ahead of Amos Milburn's "Down the Road Apiece," which is followed by Savannah Churchill's "I Want to Be Loved Only by You." Elsewhere the Ravens, the Five Blazes, Julia Lee and Walter Brown make appearances, as do Joe Turner, Hadda Brooks and Roy Milton. In some, the more well-known tunes of the era are given great balance by some nearly forgotten gems. The package is beautiful with Colin Escott's liner notes detailing every cut, accompanied by photographs and a lovely digipack. Sound quality is as good as it can be for archival material making this, and would prove a fine introduction to postwar R&B for the novice, and a killer chronological listen for the connoisseur. ~ Thom Jurek

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