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  • Audio CD (14 April 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: One Day Music
  • ASIN: B00J92CTPO
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,786 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. Boogie UproarClarence 'Gatemouth' Brown 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Rock a Bye BabyWillie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton 2:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Living Like a KingMemphis Slim 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Tired of This Life I'm LivingPaul Monday 3:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Let's DanceFloyd Dixon 2:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. ABC BluesWalter Brown 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Betty Jean BluesBetty Jean Washington 3:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. Fool at the WheelThe Deuces Of Rhythm 2:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Creole Gal BluesEdgar Blanchard 2:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. A Hepcat's AdviceElmore Nixon 2:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Mother's LetterAndrew Tibbs 2:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
12. No Letter BluesBea Johnson 2:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Leave My Girl AloneSmilin 'Smokey' Lynn 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
14. I'm Gonna Play the Honky TonksMarie Adams 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
15. Let's Talk About JesusThe Bells of Joy 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
16. Please Don't Touch My BowlGladys Hill 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
17. She's GoneJimmy Mccracklin 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
18. I'm Not Suspicious ButJoe 'Papoose' Fritz 2:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
19. They Call Me Big MamaWillie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton 2:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
20. Dirty Work at the CrossroadsClarence 'Gatemouth' Brown 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
21. Young GirlThe Johnny Otis Orchestra 2:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
22. She Sets My Soul on FireSonny Parker 2:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
23. Sad JourneyFloyd Dixon 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
24. The Girl I LoveMemphis Slim 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
25. Goin' CrazyPete 'Guitar' Lewis 2:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
26. Hound DogWillie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton 2:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
27. Money Ain't EverythingSonny Parker 2:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
28. Alabama BluesElmore Nixon 2:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
29. R.B. BoogieR.B. Thibadeaux 2:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
30. She Felt Too GoodJimmy Mccracklin 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
31. Rock Savoy, RockAndrew Tibbs 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
32. We'll Be TogetherFloyd Dixon 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
33. Ain't Car CrazyMarie Adams 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
34. I've Been MistreatedClarence 'Gatemouth' Brown 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
35. Mean Little WomanMemphis Slim 2:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
36. Rock Me BabyThe Johnny Otis Orchestra 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
37. Mr Ticket AgentSilver Cooks 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
38. The SearchWalter Brown 2:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
39. It's Been a Long TimeMildred Jones 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
40. Summer's Coming onJoe 'Papoose' Fritz 2:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
41. Rock of Ages (Hide Thou Me)Sister Jessie Mae Renfro 2:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
42. Irene's BoogiePaul Monday 2:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
43. I've Played This TownWillie Holiday 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
44. Cotton Picking BluesWillie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
45. Baby Take It EasyClarence 'Gatemouth' Brown 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
46. Sitting and ThinkingMemphis Slim 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
47. Calling Jesus, My RockThe Golden Harp Gospel Singers 2:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
48. New OrleansGwen Johnson 2:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
49. She's Gone from MeRobert Ketchum 2:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
50. Rockin' at HomeFloyd Dixon 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

The formation of Peacock Records in late 1949 dates back to an event nearly three years earlier when a young guitarist called Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown saw his chance to grab the spotlight - and took it with both hands! 'Gate' had never been backward in coming forward. When legendary bluesman T-Bone Walker fell ill in mid-performance, he leapt up, picked up the guitar left on the stage and started playing his own 'Gatemouth Boogie'. 15 minutes later a star was born. The owner of the club, Don Robey, ensured the young upstart put his autograph on a management contact. Robey would eventually found Peacock Records to release his music, and that's where the label's history starts.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Tony Martin TOP 500 REVIEWER on 14 April 2014
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Nice package from aforesaid vaults, 1948-53. Houston label set up Don Robey, allegedly to record Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, fresh from the Aladdin imprint, who kicks things off with the rockin' "Boogie Uproar", an instro featuring his full-fat, clangerous guitar. Three powerful vocals elsewhere. 50 tracks of shuckin', jumpin', jivin', boogiein' r&b, a handful of blues, three gospel outings. Gospel aside, all have big(ish) band backings, sax prominent, piano too. Most artists you should be familiar with if you're a blues/r&b afficianado, Big Mama Thornton, Floyd Dixon, Jimmy McCracklin, Elmore Nixon, Johnny Otis, Marie Adams are pretty obvious. Sonny Parker's "She Sets My Soul On Fire" is a solid rocker, Gladys Hill plumbs new depths with "Please Don't Touch My Bowl" (..."if you want my sugar..."), "Goin' Crazy" is a harmonica workout from Pete 'Guitar' Lewis (?) and Johnny Otis lays down a basic r&r template with the easy movin' "Rock Me Baby" (no, not that one). Gwen Johnson odd one out - is it doo wop, r&b or blues? Or all three? Whatever, I loved it all, don't see why you shouldn't either.
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By Dangerous Dave TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 Mar. 2015
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"Big Mama" Thornton's "Hound Dog" is the only track that the average purchaser (outside of the real blues fanatic) is likely to have been aware of. And even then it's only as the original on which Presley based his n times more famous version. But it has to be said that a high level of quality is maintained even if the numbers and often the performers are unknown. One Day's title "Gems from the Peacock Vaults" is very apt.

The bulk of the contents can be categorised as Jump Blues, the form of the genre which flourished in the US in the forties and fifties and which formed the basis for R&B and rock'n'roll. It was delivered by small to medium sized bands featuring one or more horns sometimes with written arrangements, sometimes merely "honking". A permutation of piano, guitar, bass and drums provided the backdrop. Vocals were often taken by the pianist or guitarist though the better off bands might have a fronting singer who didn't also contribute via an instrument.

"Gatemouth" Brown's opener "Boogie Uproar" sets the tone for the set. In addition to the booting sax there's Brown's own guitar work; a cutting tone with a combination of spikiness and fluidity. It was this sound which was to characterise Texan electric blues. It appears on several other tracks and was also to feature strongly in the backdrop to the early work of Bobby Bland on Don Robey's associated label, Duke Records. Pianists Memphis Slim and Floyd Dixon also appear in the first half dozen tracks and deliver strong up-tempo blues.

Outside of the always reliable Jimmy McCracklin, Johnny Otis and the aforementioned "Big Mama" Thornton - four great tracks - other contributors were largely unknown to me but they stepped up to the mark and delivered strong blues often with great arrangements. The only break in the unrelieved blues diet comes via a tiny handful of gospel tracks which are well worth a listen.

A solid five stars for blues lovers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DEWDROPINN on 24 Aug. 2014
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As with most record company compilations not all of their recordings are interesting,depends of course on one's preferences.Floyd Dixon is an artist I have generally overlooked but the four numbers included here I liked(West Coast style with him on piano and sax lead band).A couple of decent recordings by Johnny Otis and even a couple of recordings by Marie Adams,( remember their joint 50's hit,'Ma he's making eyes at me?' ).Personally I enjoyed the two recordings by Jimmy McCracklin ( of 'The Walk' fame) best.Raunchy West Coast with the usual piano and sax.Great!
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This album contains some great Blues artists from the past
and delivers some terrific Blues numbers . Highly
recommended .
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Bought on the recommendation of Blues & Rhythm Magazine - not disappointed a great value for money CD compilation
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By Andy Thorpe on 4 Jan. 2015
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Next day delivery as express, great music.
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