Various - Located In The Record Center Of The South (CD)

Various - Located In The Record Center Of The South (CD)


”by John Broven

”Located In The Record Center Of The South” was the slogan of Excello Records during its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s. The record centre was, of course, Nashville, Tennessee and through our many reissues from Excello and its gospel parent Nashboro (and also Champion and Dial) we have shown that there was far more to Music City USA than just country music.

This release is sub-titled The Grand Excello R&B Finale and indeed it is for us, following the acquisition of Excello by MCA/Universal. There will be one more release in June 98, THE BEST OF EXCELLO GOSPEL (CDCHD 687) yes, gospel on Excello! – and then our collection will be complete.

The almost bottomless depths of the Excello catalogue is illustrated by this compilation of highly collectable singles that, at this late stage, are making their first appearance on Ace CD. Recorded at Ernie Young’s Nashville and Jay Miller’s Crowley, Louisiana studios, the very essence of Excello Records is reflected here. There is rocking blues from Jerry McCain and Rudy Green; Nashville R&B from Good Rockin’ Sam, Johnny Angel and Earl Gaines; class female R&B from Lillian Offitt and Carol Fran; swampy R&B instrumentals from Guitar Gable and Classie Ballou; swamp-pop from Jay Nelson; and doo wop from the Gladiolas on the original take of the manic Sweetheart Please Don’t Go, without the overdubbed sax!

Appropriately we conclude with swamp-blues, the genre that made Excello such a vital creative force in the British R&B Boom of the 1960s. Worthy of note are Lazy Lester’s final 45 coupling, Lonesome Sundown’s unreleased masterpiece I Got A Love (Way Down In My Heart), the ever-reliable Leroy Washington, and the so-tasteful guitar overdubbed version of Slim Harpo’s perennial Rainin’ In My Heart.

We can but reflect on a 5-year reissue campaign that has strengthened the aura of Excello Records as a major independent label in the field of blues, R&B and southern soul, located, as it was, in the Record Center of the South.”

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  • 1. Jerry McCain & His Upstarts - Run Uncle John! Run
  • 2. Good Rockin' Sam with Kid King's Combo - Don't Let Your Daddy Slow Walk You Down
  • 3. Rudy Green - Teeny Weeny Baby
  • 4. Johnny Angel - Baby I'm Confessin'
  • 5. Earl Gaines with Louis Brooks & His Hi-Toppers - Can't Keep From Cryin'
  • 6. Jerry McCain & His Upstarts - Bad Credit
  • 7. Earl Gaines with Louis Brooks & His Hi-Toppers - I Don't Need You Now
  • 8. Lillian Offitt - Just Lonesome! That's All
  • 9. Jerry McCain - The Jig's Up
  • 10. The Gladiolas - Sweetheart Please Don't Go
  • 11. Guitar Gable - Guitar Rhumbo
  • 12. Carol Fran - One Look At You Daddy
  • 13. Guitar Gable with King Karl - Walking In The Park (With Sally)
  • 14. Classie Ballou - Confusion
  • 15. Carol Fran - I Quit My Knockin'
  • 16. Jay Nelson & the Jumpers - To You My Darlin'
  • 17. Leroy Washington - My Chinatown Gal
  • 18. Slim Harpo - Late Last Night
  • 19. Leroy Washington - My True Life
  • 20. Lonesome Sundown - I Got A Love (Way Down In My Heart)
  • 21. Lazy Lester - Because She's Gone
  • 22. Lazy Lester - Ponderosa Stomp
  • 23. Lonesome Sundown - I'm Gonna Cut Out On You
  • 24. Slim Harpo - Rainin' In My Heart

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