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The Central Avenue Scene Vol.1 1951-1954: Straight to Watts [Original recording reissued]

Various Artists Audio CD

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1. Jake Porter Combo (Vocal by Dorothy Ellis) - Slowly Go Out Of Your Mind
2. Chuck Higgins and his Mellotones (Vocal by John Watson) - Motor Head Baby
3. Chuck Hamilton Combo (Vocal by Candy Rivers) - Baby I Don't Want You No More
4. Gene Phillips - I Owe Everybody
5. Frankie Ervin and His Band - I Got Hi
6. Jimmy O'Brien - Straight To Watts
7. Ernie Fields Combo (Vocal by Ann Walls) - T-Town Mambo
8. Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Vocal by Floyd Dixon) - Ridin' Mighty High
9. Jack McVea Combo (Vocal by Jack McVea and Christine Chatman) - Oh, How The Geese Did Fly!
10. Chuck Higgins and his Mellotones - Ain't Gonna Leave Baby
11. Tal Carter - Mama And Papa
12. Honey Coleman - Talk About A Girl Child Being Down
13. Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Vocal by Floyd Dixon) - Take Off My Wig
14. Jake Porter Combo (Vocal by the Duchess) - The Monkey
15. Jake Porter Combo - The Whang
16. Betty Hall Jones - Frustration, Frustration
17. Gene Phillips - Fish Man
18. Chuck Higgins and his Mellotones (Vocal by John Watson) - Stormy
19. Brother Woodman and Candy Rivers - Hi Ho Silver
20. Smokey Hogg - Where Have You Been
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r&b and deep blues, compiled from one of the finest catalogs of west coast r&b. Excellent!Medium 1
  1. Slowly Go Out Of Your Mind - PORTER, Jake
  2. Motor Head Baby (alt.) * - HIGGINS, Chuck & JOHN WATSON
  3. Baby I Don't Want You No More * - HAMILTON COMBO, Chuck
  4. I Owe Everybody (alt.) * - PHILLIPS, Gene
  5. Fish Man (alt.) * - PHILLIPS, Gene
  6. Straight To Watts - O'BRIEN, Jimmy
  7. T-Town Mambo - FIELDS COMBO, Ernie
  8. Ridin' Mighty High - MOORE'S THREE BLAZERS, Johnny
  9. Take Off My Wig - MOORE'S THREE BLAZERS, Johnny
  10. Ain't Gonna Leave Me Baby - HIGGINS, Chuck
  11. Mama And Papa - CARTER, Tal
  12. Talk About A Girl Child Being Down - COLEMAN, Honey
  13. Oh, How The Geese Did Fly! - McVEA, Jack
  14. I Got Hi - ERWIN, Frankie
  15. The Monkey - THE DUCHESS
  16. The Whang - PORTER, Jake
  17. Frustration, Frustration - JONES, Betty Hall
  18. Stormy - HIGGINS, Chuck & JOHN WATSON
  19. Hi Ho Silver - WOODMAN, Brother & CANDY RIVER
  20. Where Have You Been (alt.) - HOGG, Smokey
  21. A Soul Without A Name * - ERVIN, Frankie
  22. Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad * - PALMER (unknown female artist)
  23. Safronia #1 * - PORTER, Jake
  24. The House Of Blue Lights * - GAYLE, Rozelle

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sceamin' vocals, HONKing saxes, walin' bands! Man this JUMPS 20 Feb 2004
By Paco Rivera - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
If you only own one JUMP BLUES cd it should be this. All this music was recorded in the sleasiest part of downtown Watts in a basement studio. And this music swing, were talking boogie woogie piano playing, honking, squeeking, and wailing alto saxaphones and marvelous vocals. Some of these combo bands went on to fame in L.A. like the Thre Blazers and Floyd Dixon. One of the best songs on here is " all the songs are perfect for swing dancing, jitterbugging, lindy hopping... This cd wil lappeal also to rockabilyl fans. this is small combo jump blues R&B at it's best! All of these sides were fro ma small label in Watts called COMBO!! soem rare and HOT stuff!
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