Various - Rhythm & Western Vol. 1 – When Two Worlds Collide (CD)

Various - Rhythm & Western Vol. 1 – When Two Worlds Collide (CD)


This album opens with a fantastic doo-wop version of the first number 1 Hillbilly- Honky Tonk hit ever ”Pistol Packing Mama” by the Hurricanes, followed by Long John Hunter’s rendition of Grandpa Jones classic ”Old Rattler” before moving to “A Knockin’ At My Baby’s Door” – a song that I believe would have been regarded as C&W if only a white singer instead of Titus Turner would have recorded it. Same thing for tunes like ”Ida Red” and ”Rosa Lee” and many more. I really dig Koko Taylor’s take on Webb Pierce’s ”Honky Tonk Song” and Gene Autry’s classic ”Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle” by the Ray-O-Vacs. I always thought Fats Domino had a strong C&W thing to most of his songs and it’s really plain to see just listening to his version of Hank Williams ”Your Cheating Heart” featured here. The King Curtis version of the classic ”Home on The Range” sounds to me just like the records made in Nashville around that time by white C&W sax player Boots Randolph (that actually tried hard to sound like Curtis) and also the classic Country tune ”When Two Worlds Collide” by Damita Jo sounds 100% like something straight out the top of the C&W charts of that era. Too bad she was the wrong color. Esther Phillips’s take on ”Release Me” (popularized by Ray Price and Kitty Wells) had the same fate in the C&W charts but scored a nice number 1 on the R&B charts – despite sounding just like a white Nashville C&W production. Guitar Jr. gives us a gritty version of ”Pick Me Up On Your Way Down” another chestnut recorded by Charlie Walker, Buck Owens, Patsy Cline, Jerry Lee Lewis, and a lot more. The great Scatman Crothers takes ”Ghost Riders In The Sky” (the greatest Western song of all time) straight to Harlem. I included many other ”Rhythm & Western” gems here by Smokey Hogg, Wade Flemons, The Coasters, Mercy Dee, Solomon Burke, and The Crowns. The best known is probably ”Maybellene” by Chuck Berry – the epitome of a C&W song done by an African-American artist. The closing track is the first recording of the classic Western track ”Corinne Corrina” by Charlie McCoy & Bo Chatman. In 1928 when the song was released, this was a black ”Blues” track. Decades later this black sound became magically white, and this type of music was suddenly white as snow.

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01. The Hurricanes – Pistol Packin’ Mama (Dexter) King 4817 1955
02. Long John Hunter – Ole Rattler (Hunter) Yucca 45-138 1961
03. Titus Turner – A Knockin’ At My Baby’s Door (Wexler, Stone, Turner) Atlantic 45-1127 1957
04. Bumble Bee Slim – Ida Red (Easton) Fidelity F 3004 1952
05. The Stewart Brothers – Sleep On The Porch (Stewart) Keen 82113 1960
06. Brook Benton – The Boll Weevil Song (Benton, Otis) Mercury 71820 1961
07. Andre Williams – Rosa Lee (Stay Off That Bell) (Williams, Stevenson) Miracle MIR 4 1961
08. The Bobettes – Billy (Vann) Triple-X 104 1960
09. Koko Taylor – Honky Tonky (Taylor) USA 745 1963
10. Bob Gaddy – Could I (Dixon) Old Town 1085 1960
11. Chuck Willis – Thunder And Lightning (Willis) Atlantic 45-1192 1958
12. Ivory Joe Hunter – I Just want To Love You (Otis, Benton) Atlantic 45-2020 1959
13. The Ray-O-Vacs – Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle (Powell, Samuels, Whitcup) Decca 48197 1950
14. King Curtis – Home on The Range (Trad, Arr Ousley, Russell, Leslie) Capitol T1756 1962
15. Damita Jo – When Two Worlds Collide (Miller, Anderson) Mercury MG 20734 1962
16. Guitar Jr. – Pick Me Up On Your Way Down (Howard) Goldband G-1085 1959
17. Chuck Berry – Maybelline (Berry, Fratto) Chess 1604 1955
18. Smokey Hogg And His Guitar – Crawdad (Hogg) Fidelity F 3006 1952
19. Wade Flemons – Woops Now (Grant, Oliver) Vee Jay 344 1960
20. Fats Domino – Your Cheatin’ Heart (Williams) Imperial LP 9248 1963
21. The Coasters – Sorry But I’m Gonna Have To Pass (Leiber, Stoller) Atco 45-6126 1958
22. Mercy Dee – Oh Oh Please (Dee, Josea) Flair 45×1073 1955
23. Nappy Brown – Oh You Don’t Know (McCoy, Owens) Savoy 45-1525 1957
24. Scatman Crothers – Ghost Riders In the Sky (Jones) Tops L1511 1956
25. Esther Phillips – Release Me (Miller, Williams, Yount) Lenox NX-5555 1962
26. Solomon Burke – Keep The Magic Working (Ballard, Tobias) Atlantic 45-2089 1961
27. The Crowns – Kiss & Make Up (Pomus, Shuman) RnB 6901 1958
28. Charlie McCoy & Bo Chatman – Corrine Corrina (Carter, Parish, Williams) Brunswick 7080 1928

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