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The Specialty Story [Box] [Box]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Boogie #1 - The Sepia Tones
    2. Voo-It! Voo-It! - The Blues Woman (Marion Abernathy)
    3. Milton's Boogie - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    4. R.M. Blues - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    5. True Blues - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    6. Thrill Me - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    7. Keep a Dollar in Your Pocket - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    8. Everything I Do Is Wrong - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    9. Hop Skip Jump - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    10. Information Blues - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    11. Hucklebuck, The - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    12. Raint Day Blues - Armand Jump Jackson
    13. Ice Cream Freezer - The Blues Man (Roosevelt Sykes)
    14. Rockin' Boogie - Joe Lutcher & His Society Cats
    15. Teardrop Blues - Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
    16. Cadillac Boogie - Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
    17. Careful Love - Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
    18. Don't Put Me Down - Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy
    19. X-Temporaneous Boogie - Camille Howard
    20. You Don't Love Me - Camille Howard
    21. Fiesta in Old Mexico - Camille Howard
    22. Fat Meat - Jim Wynn
    23. Big City Blues - Big Maceo Merriweather
    24. I Want a Roller - Smokey Hogg
    25. Honeydripper, The - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
    26. Rag Mop - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Pink Champagne - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
    2. Junior Jives - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    3. Where There Is No Love - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    4. Everything's Gonna Be All Right Tonight - King Perry & His Pied Pipers
    5. Please Send Me Someone to Love - Percy Mayfield
    6. Strange Things Happening - Percy Mayfield
    7. Little Joe's Boogie - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
    8. Oh Babe! - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    9. Lost Love - Percy Mayfield
    10. Frankie Lee - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
    11. What I Fool I Was - Percy Mayfield
    12. Money Blues - Camille Howard
    13. It's Later Than You Think - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    14. T-Town Twist - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    15. I Have New For You - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    16. Prayin' For Your Return - Percy Mayfield
    17. Strange Angel - Amos Easton (Bumble Bee Slim)
    18. Best Wishes - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    19. Cry Baby - Percy Mayfield
    20. Love Will Make You a Slave - Lil Greenwood
    21. I Can't Loose With the Stuff I Loose - Lester Williams
    22. Wheel of Fortune, The - The Four Flames
    23. Big Question, The - Percy Mayfield
    24. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price
    25. So Tired - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    26. Night and Day (I Miss You So) - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Oooh Oooh Oooh - Lloyd Price
    2. Restless Heart - Lloyd Price
    3. Dream Girl - Jesse & Marvin
    4. Tell Me Pretty Baby - Lloyd Price
    5. Ain't It a Shame? - Lloyd Price
    6. Frantic - Frank Motley & His Crew
    7. Too Close to Heaven - Prof. Alex Bradford
    8. I'm Coming Home - The Swan Silvertones
    9. I've Got a New Home - Pilgrim Travelers
    10. One Room Country Shack - Mercy Dee Walton
    11. Lucy Mae Blues - Frankie Lee Sims
    12. Early in the Morning - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
    13. She's Been Gone - H-Bomb Ferguson
    14. Hard Living Alone - Floyd Dixon
    15. Drunk - Jimmy Liggins & His 3-D Music
    16. I Ate the Wrong Part - Little Temple & His 88
    17. Blood Stains on the Wall - Honey Boy
    18. Baby Doll - Marvin & Johnny
    19. Things That I Used to Do, The - Guitar Slim
    20. I'm Your Best Bet Baby - Earl King
    21. No Room in the Hotel - Lou Rawls/Chosen Gospel Singers
    22. I'm Mad - John Lee Hooker
    23. Something's Going on in My Room - Daddy Cleanhead
    24. Zindy Lou - The Chimes
    25. One More River - Sam Cooke/The Soul Stirrers
    26. Where's My Girl - Jesse Belvin
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Nite Owl - Tony Allen & The Champs
    2. Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
    3. Eternity - Ernest Kador
    4. Rich Woman - Li'l Millet & His Creole
    5. Squeeze Box Boogie - Clifton Chenier
    6. Touch the Hem of His Garment - Sam Cooke/The Soul Stirrers
    7. Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
    8. Slippin' & Slidin' (Peepin' & Hidin') - Little Richard
    9. Oh-Rooba-Lee - Arthur Lee Maye & the Crowns
    10. Gloria - Arthur Lee Maye & the Crowns
    11. Cherokee Dance - Willie Joe & His Unitar/Bob Landers
    12. Rip It Up - Little Richard
    13. Ready Teddy - Little Richard
    14. Sweet Breeze - Vernon Green & the Phantoms
    15. Mellow Saxophone, (Every Time I Hear That) - Roy Montrell
    16. She's Got It - Little Richard
    17. Heeby-Jeebies - Little Richard
    18. Should I Ever Love Again? - Sister Wynona Carr
    19. Just to Hold My Hand - Big Boy Myles & the Sha-Weez
    20. Girl Can't Help It, The - Little Richard
    21. All Around the World - Little Richard
    22. Oooh-Whee Baby - Art Neville
    23. Just Because - Larry Williams
    24. Lucille - Little Richard
    25. Send Me Some Lovin' - Little Richard
    26. Open up Your Heart - Eugene Church
    0. DISC 5:
    1. Our Romance - Clydie King
    2. Jenny Jenny - Little Richard
    3. Miss Ann - Little Richard
    4. Short Fat Fannie - Larry Williams
    5. Leavin' It All up to You - Don & Dewey
    6. Keep a-Knockin' - Little Richard
    7. Bony Maronie - Larry Williams
    8. Twitchy - Willie Joe/Rene Hall
    9. I'll Come Running Back to You - Sam Cooke
    10. Good Golly, Miss Molly - Little Richard
    11. Slow Down - Larry Williams
    12. Dizzy, Miss Lizzy - Larry Williams
    13. Justine - Don & Dewey
    14. True Fine Mama - Little Richard
    15. Ooh! My Soul - Little Richard
    16. Lights Out - Jerry Byrne
    17. Love of God, The - Johnnie Taylor/The Soul Stirrers
    18. Koko Joe - Don & Dewey
    19. Baby Face - Little Richard
    20. There's a Moose on the Loose - Roddy Jackson
    21. Haunted House - Johnny Fuller
    22. She Said, "Yeah" - Larry Williams
    23. Bad Boy - Larry Williams
    24. Farmer John - Don & Dewey
    25. Big Boy Pete - Don & Dewey
    26. Bama Lama Bama Loo - Little Richard
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4412

  • Credits
    ProducerBilly Vera
    Engineer

    Label-owner Art Rupe was a savvy businessman who knew the black jukebox industry and what made it tick when he started his Specialty label in the late-'40s. This sumptuous five-disc box set contains a bevy of highlights from this seminal R&B/rock & roll label. Over the years, Rupe recorded a little bit of everything; early big band jump (the Liggins brothers), down-home blues and zydeco (Guitar Slim, Frankie Lee Sims, Clifton Chenier), gospel (early Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers), and doo wop (the Pentagons, Jesse Belvin). But with the discovery of the label's biggest star, Little Richard, in 1955, here is where the real story of rock & roll begins. A box set that no lover of the real thing can be without.~ Cub Koda

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (6/30/94, p.77) - "...Specialty Records was one of the cornerstones of the rock & roll era..."
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