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Mr Joe’s Jambalaya & Loaded Down With The Blues

Mr Joe’s Jambalaya & Loaded Down With The Blues



'“At the audition these people came; Irma Thomas, Joe Tex, Benny Spellman, Ernie K.Doe, The Del Royals, Aaron Neville, Art Neville, Larry Williams, Lee Diamond and Jess Hill. Allen Toussaint came to play behind Aaron, I think, but he ended up playing behind a few other people..."'

Comprising three original LPs (‘Mr Joe’s Jambalaya Parts 1 & 2’ and ‘Loaded Down With The Blues’), this 46-track 2CD set revels in glorious 50s & 60s Southern Soul and Blues from Mr Joe Banashak’s legendary Minit, Instant, Alon and Seven-B labels. Hitmakers Ernie K-Doe, Chris Kenner, Aaron Neville, Jessie Hill, Benny Spellman and The Showman provide the chart action, while lesser-heard gems come courtesy of Eldridge Holmes, The Pitter Pats, Nolan Pitts, The Stokes and Little Buck.

New Orleans was a pretty special place in the late 50s and early 60s. Its music scene flourished and a wealth of quality artists released a stream of classic tracks. Joe Banashak was an instrumental figure in this process. In 1959, following years working for various other labels he founded Minit, the first independent label to be based in New Orleans.

Disc One
Loaded Down With The Blues
1. Matthew ‘Boogie Jake’ Jacobs – Loaded Down
2. Edgar Blanchard – Tight Like That
3. The Pitter Pats – Nervous Condition
4. Eddie Lang – I’m Gonna Make You Eat Those Words
5. Diamond Joe – Moanin’ And Screamin’ (Parts 1 & 2)
6. Polka Dot Slim – Ain’t Broke, Ain’t Hungry
7. Matthew ‘Boogie Jake’ Jacobs – Early Morning Blues
8. Nolan Pitts – Way In The Middle Of The Night
9. Matthew ‘Boogie Jake’ Jacobs – Bad Luck And Trouble
10. Edgar Blanchard – Somebody’s Doin’ Me Wrong
11. Matthew ‘Boogie Jake’ Jacobs – (If I Only Had A) Chance For Your Love
12. Polka Dot Slim – A Thing You Gotta Face
13. Nolan Pitts – What Is Life?
14. Eddie Lang – The Fooler Parts 1 & 2
Mr Joe’s Jambalaya Part One
15. Allen & Allen – Beverly Baby
16. Jessie Hill – Ooh Poo Pah Doo Parts 1 & 2
17. Lee Dorsey – Lottie Mo
18. Aaron Neville – Over You
19. Ernie K-Doe – Mother-In-Law
20. Roy Montrell – Mudd
21. The Del Royals – Always Naggin’
22. Lee Diamond – I Need Money
23. Chris Kenner – I Like It Like That Part 1

Disc Two
Mr. Joe’s Jambalaya Part Two
1. Art Neville – All These Things (Full-Length Version)
2. The Showmen – It Will Stand
3. Willie Harper – New Kind Of Love
4. Joe ‘Mr Google Eyes’ August – Everything Happens At Night
5. Raymond Lewis – I’m Gonna Put Some Hurt On You
6. Benny Spellman – Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette)
7. Chick Carbo – In The Night
8. Eskew Reeder – Green Door
9. Eldridge Holmes – The Sooner You Realize
10. Calvin Lee – Valley Of Tears
11. Irma Thomas – Ruler Of My Heart
12. The Stokes – Whipped Cream
13. Allen Toussaint & The Stokes – Poor Boy, Got To Move
14. Allen Toussaint & The Stokes – Go Back Home
15. Roger & The Gypsies – Pass The Hatchet Part 1
16. The Pitter Pats – It Do Me Good
17. Oliver Morgan – The La La Man Part 1
18. Eddie Lang – The Sad One
19. Barbara George – Something You Got
20. Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham – Lover And A Friend
21. Larry Darnell – Son Of A Son Of A Slave (Aka Stomp Down Soul) Part 1
22. Little Buck – Whisper My Name
23. Skip Easterling – I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man


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