CD Blowing the Fuse: 28 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1945 (CD 1206665),
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Blowing the Fuse: 28 R&B Classics That Rocked the Jukebox in 1945


  • 1. I Wonder - Cecil Gant
    2. Somebody's Gotta Go - Cootie Williams
    3. S.K. Blues, Part 1 - Big Joe Turner
    4. Tippin' In - Erskine Hawkins
    5. Strange Things Happening Every Day - Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    6. Rock Me Mamma - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
    7. V Day Stomp - Four Clefs
    8. Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well? - Lucky Millinder
    9. Caldonia - Louis Jordan
    10. Boogie Woogie on a Saturday Nite - Five Red Caps
    11. That's the Stuff You Gotta Watch - Buddy Johnson
    12. I Will Be Home Again - Golden Gate Quartet
    13. Honeydripper, Part 1 - Joe Liggins
    14. Jimmy's Blues - Count Basie
    15. Swingin' the Boogie - Hadda Brooks
    16. Sail on Boogie - T-Bone Walker
    17. Things Have Changed - Big Maceo Merriweather
    18. Left a Good Deal in Mobile - Herb Jeffries
    19. I Ain't Mad at You Pretty Baby - Gatemouth Moore
    20. Blues at Sunrise - Ivory Joe Hunter
    21. Baby Look at You - Wynonie Harris
    22. Be-Baba-Leba - Helen Humes
    23. Harlem Nocturne - Johnny Otis
    24. Garfield Avenue Blues - Jay McShann
    25. If It's Good - Julia Lee
    26. Beulah's Boogie - Lionel Hampton
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    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 16700

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    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. This one, covering 1945, hosts 26 tunes. What is immediately arresting is the sequencing here. The order juxtaposes performers like Sister Rosetta Tharpe ("Strange Things Happening Every Day") Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup ("Rock Me Mama"), the Four Clefs ("V Day Stomp"), Lucky Millinder ("Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well"), Louis Jordan ("Caldonia") and the Five Red Caps ("Boogie Woogie on a Saturday Night") in one segment. Most of these names are legends, of course, from Wynonie Harris and Count Basie to Ivory Joe Hunter to Helen Humes. But there are some slightly off-track attractions as well: Julia Lee's "If It's Good," and Cecil Grant's "I Wonder." There are excellent liner notes by Colin Escott discussing each track in detail, great photos and a beautiful package. Sound quality, too is as good as it can be for this kind of archival material. This is a great way to kick off the series. ~ Thom Jurek

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