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Vee-Jay Records presents The Blues

Vee-Jay Records presents The Blues

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The Original 1960 compilation plus a bonus disc featuring Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and other classic Vee-Jay Blues artists.

In the 1950s & 1960s, Chicago's Vee-Jay was the one of the leading independent labels specialising in Black American music.

The label became hugely successful when their long-term relationship with EMI gave them the opportunity to be the first label in the United States to release The Beatles but by this time the label had already built up a formidable catalogue featuring a dizzying array of DooWop, Gospel, Soul, Rock’n‘Roll and, of course, Blues.

The Blues was a compilation was originally released in America in 1960 and contained several of the label’s biggest commercial hits of the previous few years. When it was released in 1961 in the UK, it was almost certainly the first Blues compilation of its kind in Britain, introducing artists like Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Witherspoon, J.B. Lenoir and Memphis Slim to a whole new audience.

The second disc of this deluxe digi-pack edition features 21 other classic Blues tracks from the label’s back catalogue.

Disc 1
The Blues

  1. Hands Off • Priscilla Bowman with Jay Mcshann
  2. You Don’t Have To Go • Jimmy Reed
  3. Just A Little Bit • Roscoe Gordon
  4. Dimples • John Lee Hooker
  5. You Can Make It If You Try • Gene Allison
  6. Ain’t That Lovin You Baby • Jimmy Reed
  7. I Wish You Would • Billy Boy Arnold
  8. Messin’ Around • Memphis Slim
  9. Do What I Say • J.B.Lenoir
  10. Cryin’ For My Baby • Harold Burrage
  11. Coming Home • Elmore James & His Broomdusters
  12. Kansas City • Jimmy Witherspoon

Disc 2 Bonus tracks

  1. Shame Shame Shame • Jimmy Reed
  2. Boogie Chillun • John Lee Hooker
  3. I Ain’t Got You • Billy Boy Arnold
  4. Honest I Do • Jimmy Reed
  5. Every Woman I Know • Billy ’The Kid’ Emerson
  6. The Twelve Year Old Boy • Elmore James And His Broomdusters
  7. Bright Lights Big City • Jimmy Reed
  8. Blues Get Off My Shoulder • Bobby Parker
  9. No More Doggin’ • Roscoe Gordon
  10. Steppin’ Out • Memphis Slim
  11. Take Me Where You Go • Elmore James And His Broomdusters
  12. Boom Boom • John Lee Hooker
  13. It Hurts Me Too • Elmore James And His Broomdusters
  14. Bad Boy • Eddie Taylor
  15. Go On To School • Jimmy Reed
  16. Don’t Stay Out All Night • Billy Boy Arnold
  17. Hush Hush • Jimmy Reed
  18. Ride 'Em On Down • Eddie Taylor
  19. Big Boss Man • Jimmy Reed
  20. Big Town Playboy • Eddie Taylor
  21. Take Out Some Insurance • Jimmy Reed

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Vee-Jay Records presents The Blues

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