The first time these seminal early recordings by one of the most influential and creative figures in post war Blues and R&B/Soul. With the recent sad death of Jimmy McCracklin now is time to reappraise his amazing early sides. His first recordings were just solo piano and vocals but he soon become one of the seminal figures in the creation of the new sounds of Rhythm & Blues. All of his rocking R&B sides are here up to 1955 and as a bonus the final tracks on disc D feature an album he cut in the 1970's where he revisited his classic sound with a terrific band including Wild Willie Moore on sax. This 4 disc set is the first box set and serious coverage of this artist.
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5.0 out of 5 starsJimmy's good stuff23 July 2013
By THOMAS C. BIAGI - Published on Amazon.com
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Can't go wrong with anything Jimmy does. Heard many of the songs on black stations back in the 50's. Takes me back to Jumpin Geroge and Hardies House party and Sly Stone playing R & B and Doo Wop's back in the 50's