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Best of Excello Records Import

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Baby Let's Play House - Arthur Gunter
  2. It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) - Louis Brooks & Hi Toppers
  3. Rollin' Stone - The Marigolds
  4. Calling All Cows - The Blues Rockers
  5. My Mumblin' Baby - Rudy Green
  6. Congo Monbo - Guitar Gable
  7. Chicken Hearted Woman - Clarence Samuels
  8. Havin' A Whole Lot Of Fun - Johnny Jano
  9. Little Darlin' - The Gladiolas
  10. My Home Is A Prison - Lonesome Sundown
  11. My Next Door Neighbor - Jerry McCain
  12. Miss You So - Lillian Offitt
  13. Hey! Baby - Al Ferrier
  14. Baby Give Me A Chance - Joe Hudson
  15. Wild Cherry - Leroy Washington
  16. This Should Go On Forever - Guitar Gable
  17. I Hear You Knockin' - Lazy Lester
  18. Now That She's Gone - The King Crooners
  19. Rooster Blues - Lightnin' Slim
  20. One More Chance - Carol Fran
  21. Don't You Want A Man Like Me - Jay Nelson
  22. Fine Young Girl - Hooks Coleman
  23. Rainin' In My Heart - Slim Harpo
  24. I Would Be A Sinner - Charles Sheffield
  25. Quit My Drinkin' - Robert Garret
  26. Red Sails In The Sunset - Bobby Jay
  27. Everybody Needs Somebody - Silas Hogan
  28. Bad Luck Blues - Lightnin' Slim
  29. Baby Scratch My Back - Slim Harpo
  30. Long Gone - Shy Guy Douglas

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(1994/AVI/EXCELLO) 30 tracks 1950s with 8 page booklet. superber Querschnitt mit R&B, Blues, Rockabilly und Swamp Pop Titeln des legendären Südstaaten Labels.

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Baby Let's Play House - GUNTER, Arthur
It's Love Baby - BROOKS, Louis & HI TOPPERS
Rollin' Stone - MARIGOLDS
Calling All Cows - BLUES ROCKERS
My Mumblin' Baby - GREEN, Rudy
Congo Mombo - GUITAR GABLE
Chicken Hearted Woman - SAMUELS, Clarence
Havin' A Whole Lot Of Fun - JANO, Johnny
Little Darlin' - GLADIOLAS
My home Is A Prison - LONESOME SUNDWON
My Next Door Neighbor - McCAIN, Jerry
Miis You So - OFFITT, Lillian
Hey! Baby - FERRIER, Al
Baby Give Me A Chance - HUDSON, Joe
Wild Cherry - WASHINGTON, Leroy
This Should Go On Forever - GUITAR GABLE
I Hear You Knockin' - LAZY LESTER
Now That She's Gone - KING CROONERS
Rooster Blues - LIGHTNIN' SLIM
One More Chance - FRAN, Carol
Don't You Want A Man Like Me - NELSON, Jay
Fine Young Girl - COLEMAN, Hooks
Rainin' In My Heart - HARPO, Slim
I Would Be A Sinner - SHEFFIELD, Charles
Quit My Drinkin' - GARRET, Robert
Red Sails In The Sunset - JAY, Bobby
Everybody Needs Somebody - HOGAN, Silas
Bad Luck Blues - LIGHTNIN' SLIM
Baby Scratch My Back - HARPO, Slim

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HASH(0x8ec40768) out of 5 stars The Best of the Excello Years 10 Sept. 2005
By Steve Vrana - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Although Excello Records began in 1952 and continued through the mid-seventies, this generous 30-track anthology focuses on the peak years 1954 to 1966. The songs are a collection of rhythm & blues, rockabilly and blues.

While most listeners will recognize such artists as Slim Harpo, Lightnin' Slim and the Gladiolas (with their original version of "Little Darlin'"), the CD kicks off with Arthur Gunter's 1954 recording of "Baby Let's Play House," which predates Elvis' cover version. The rest of the collection is dominated by artists who may not have become stars, but that doesn't mean these are second-rate performances. Johnny Jano's "Havin' a Whole Lot of Fun" shows he could hold his own with Jerry Lee Lewis. Rudy Greene's "My Mumblin' Baby" is reminiscent of Louis Jordan. Al Ferrier's "Hey Baby" is a song torn from the Carl Perkins' school of rockabilly.

This collection of big names and also-rans helps preserve the music that was being played throughout the south in juke joints and on local radio shows. This is an overall amazing collection. This out-of-print CD is worth tracking down--if you can find it, get it. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8ec408ac) out of 5 stars The Little Label That Could 5 Oct. 2007
By George O'Leary - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
When, in 1953, Ernie Young started Excello Records in Nashville as a R&B subsidiary of the gospel-oriented Nashboro Records, he was likely looking at things realistically in terms of hits, counting on good regional sales to sustain the label and, if a national hit ensued, all the better.

Well, this is one little label that did all right in that regard, as evidenced by the national hits they generated, some of which are covered in this one album. Their first was Arthur Gunter's Baby Let's Play House, a # 12 R&B early in 1955 featuring Skippy Brooks at the piano. That tune, of course, was one of those that inspired a young Elvis Presley. Later that summer Louis Brooks & His Hi-Toppers got all the way to # 2 R&B with It's Love Baby (24 Hours A Day) with Earl Gaines doing the vocal, while The Marigolds went national with Rollin' Stone, reaching # 8 R&B. A cover by The Fontane Sisters went to # 13 Billboard Pop Top 100.

From 1957 are two huge hits for the label, as Little Darlin' by The Gladiolas peaked at a modest # 11 R&B in May, but also became their first Pop cross-over as it just missed the Top 40, settling in at # 41, losing out to The Diamonds' cover, which topped out at # 2. Two months later they had their second Pop cross-over as Miss You So by Lillian Offitt got to # 8 R&B and # 66 Top 100. Lightnin' Slim's Rooster Blues (his real name is Otis Hicks) was a # 23 R&B hit in December 1959.

Their most consistent artists in terms of national hits, however, was Slim Harpo whose Rainin' In My Heart was a # 17 R&B/# 34 Billboard Pop Hot 100 in June 1963, featuring Lightnin' Slim on guitar, while Baby, Scratch My Back made it to # 1 R&B (2 weeks at that spot) and # 16 Hot 100 in February 1966. He would also have two more hits for Excello (Tip On In Part 1 - # 37 R&B/# 127 Hot 100 "bubble under" in July 1967, and Te-Ni-Nee-Ni-Nu - # 36 R&B in April 1968) - but neither is included here.

The remaining cuts here aren't bad either, and when you hear things like This Should Go On Forever by Guitar Gable (Gabriel Perrodin), and I Hear You Knockin' (not the same song as the Smiley Lewis or Gale Storm hit) by Lazy Lester (Leslie Johnson), you'll wonder, like I did, why these never made any national charts.

The six pages of liner notes by WFMU East Orange DJ James "The Hound" Marshall gives you thumbnail sketches of each artist in the album, alonmg with three photos of Slim Harpo, Lazy Lester, and Lightnin' Slim and several vintage poster/ad reproductions. The sound is excellent.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8eef6cfc) out of 5 stars Thank You All Independant Record Labels. 30 Dec. 2012
By Spectre - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
We are indebted to these tiny Record labels like" Excello" that pop up out of the blue & gain regional notoriety & then to be eventually absorbed by the Big Music Companies when the smaller label requires larger exposure. Let's face it these big Companies set very few trends. How often do we see these bigger Music Companies like "Universal" living off tiny companies reputation. Diane Krall now recording on "Verse" & Capitol with Nat king Cole on "Blue Note". Once this happens the smaller labels have lost their identity, but without them where would we have gained Jazz, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues & any number of musical deviations that went against the musical trends of their time?
0 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8eef6f0c) out of 5 stars ..U Kiddin' Me..? 5 July 2011
By Robert M. Groves - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
..30 tracks that time in at 59 minutes..15 run under 2..!..Got their game..Run into the studio, lay down a track, grab the cash, go get a bottle of WPLJ & brown bag it on the corner..It's all good though..!
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