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  • Audio CD (3 Sep 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: One Day Music
  • ASIN: B0091SHLCC
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,115 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Big Boss ManJimmy Reed 2:49£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Duke of EarlGene Chandler 2:19£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. DimplesJohn Lee Hooker 2:15£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Stormy WeatherThe Spaniels 2:33£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. At My Front Door (Crazy Little Mama)The El Dorados 2:37£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Miss You, My DearThe Capers 2:04£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Just a Little BitRosco Gordon 2:08£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. RaindropsDee Clark 2:39£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Up on the MountainThe Magnificents 2:48£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Hey BabyDonnie Elbert 2:01£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Oh What a NightThe Dells 2:55£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Cry for Me BabyElmore James 2:45£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. He Will Break Your HeartJerry Butler 2:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. I Really DoThe Five Echoes 2:29£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. My Gal Keeps Me CryingMemphis Slim 2:39£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Ain't Times HardFloyd Jones 3:08£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Bobby Sox BabyThe Hi-Liters 2:06£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Uncloudy DayThe Staple Singes 3:00£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen19. This Is the NightThe Kool Gents 2:51£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Pretty ThingJimmy Reed 2:45£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen21. MustangThe Rockin' R's 1:51£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Here I StandWade Flemons 2:22£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen23. You Never Miss the WaterBilly 'The Kid' Emerson 2:23£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Hands offPriscilla Bowman 2:46£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen25. I Was FooledBilly Boy Arnold 2:50£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Seven NightsDee Clark 2:19£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen27. I'll Be Forever Loving YouThe El Dorados 2:29£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen28. Ain't That Lovin' You BabyJimmy Reed 2:14£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen29. You Got What It TakesBobby Parker 2:43£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Zing Zing ZingThe Dells 2:53£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Baby Let Me Love You TonightDonnie Elbert 2:40£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Mambo ChillunJohn Lee Hooker 2:48£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen33. For Your Precious LoveJerry Butler 2:41£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Wish I Was Back in SchoolThe Goldenrods 2:10£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen35. You Can Make It If You TryGene Allison 2:08£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Floyd's BluesFloyd Jones 3:08£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen37. Every Beat of My HeartGladys Knight 2:03£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen38. I Ain't Got YouBilly Boy Arnold 2:14£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen39. My LoveThe Co-Hearts 2:42£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Bright Lights, Big CityJimmy Reed 2:39£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen41. Come on HomeThe Lyrics 2:13£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen42. Ride 'Em on DownEddie Taylor 2:55£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen43. She's Five Feet ThreeL.C. McKinley 2:53£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen44. For All We KnowThe Orioles 2:47£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen45. If You Won't Stay HomeBilly 'The Kid' Emerson 1:37£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen46. Stroll on Little GirlMemphis Slim 2:41£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen47. No More Doggin'Rosco Gordon 2:39£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen48. Be MinePreston Jackson 2:38£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen49. It Hurts Me TooElmore James 3:05£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen50. Goodnight Sweetheart, GoodnightThe Spaniels 2:49£0.89  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Featuring 50 original recordings from John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Reed, Dee Clark. Memphis Slim and many more, this 2CD compilation celebrates the best from Vee-Jay Records.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DEWDROPINN on 30 Nov 2012
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I bought this CD as a back up to my VeeJay vinyl and I am generally happy with the choice of recordings. Great to see the inclusion of Priscilla Bowman and her excellent up tempo blues recording of 'keep your hand off my baby' although there could have been a couple of more female blues artists included .Jimmy Reed,John Lee Hooker,Roscoe Gordon ,Billy Boy Arnold (why not his 'I wish you would?')are all represented here and with the knowledge that it is difficult to satisfy every taste I find this VeeJay compilation to be a good buy. Vee Jay was an excellent Chicago based company and issued many fantastic blues recordings during 1950's.During 1960's they issued some fine soul recordings but personally I shall never understand why they suddenly started to issue the Beatles early recordings in the States.Many will say,'money'but the fact is VeeJay went into administration soon after!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Scarlieava on 26 Sep 2012
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This CD set is a great bargain. It is part of a series of Rock n Roll and Rockabilly Cds released by this label.
Amazed at how its remastering allows older artists to still be heard with such clarity. For the price of a pint, this is an absolute top album to own and an excellent way to build up your collection.
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Vee-Jay out of sweet home Chicago!!!! Besides the blues, there were commercial successes featured here: Gene Chandler's "Duke of Earl" (No. 1 in 1962), Jerry Butler tunes, the Dells' "Oh What A Night"..etc.

Dee Clark's "Raindrops" is not the song I grew up listening to; the one I know begins with a heavy rain storm.

Highly recommended tracks include the Staple Singers' "Uncloudy Day" (I bet you'll get goosebumps!) and the Hi-Liters' "Bobby Sox Baby" for some pure '50s R&B experience. Rosco Gordon is good too with "Just A Little Bit" and "No More Doggin" and the original "You've Got What It Takes" by Bobby Parker, later re-recorded by Marv Johnson for Motown.

All in all, pretty decent compilation for collectors.
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Great collection and such good value. A must have if only for Gene Chandler's Duke Of Earl, which possibly has the most humorous lyrics of any song that crossed the pond to England.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Carruthers on 24 Oct 2012
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cant believe i am hearing these artists and recordings for the first time,recorded in the late fifties and early sixties.where have i been,these are absolutely fantastic sounds.i want more.
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