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Good Rockin' Brown: the King and Deluxe Acetate Series


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  • Audio CD (17 Oct 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B000ARHN8A
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,774 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Good Rocking Tonight
2. Lollypop Mama
3. Special Lesson #1
4. Woman's A Wonderful Thing
5. Roy Brown's Boogie (Version 1)
6. Please Don't Go
7. Mighty, Mighty Man
8. Deep Sea Diver
9. Cry Baby Blues
10. Miss Fanny Brown
11. Farm Town Gal
12. The Man Who Sings The Blues
13. Bye Baby Bye
14. Jailhouse Blues
15. Looking For A Woman
16. Whose Hat Is That
17. Wine Women And Song
18. My Mama's Boy Friend
19. Midnight Rider
20. The Gal's Drunk Again
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Product Description

• What better way to inaugurate Ace’s series of CDs, taken directly from the original acetates of King and De Luxe Records, than with the classic early recordings of one of R&B’s most legendary names?

• With the exception of two tracks (for which the acetates do not survive) "Good Rockin’ Brown" contains at least one version of every track from every session that Roy Brown cut during 1947.

• It’s long been believed that most of these versions were destroyed in a warehouse fire, in 1948. They are being heard publicly for the first time since they were recorded!

• Superb ‘from acetate’ quality gives the buyer a listening experience that’s almost as good as being present at the session!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christopher W. Brierley TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 13 April 2010
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I have a few Roy brown CD's and the problems with most of them is poor sound quality because no master recordings were used in making them because none were available.This particularly applies to the very early tracks,say 1947 and there is a fairly well known story about them being lost in a fire.This is not correct,as nearly all have been found recently(good Rocking Tonight and 3 other tracks are alternative but similar takes as the masters used for releases in 1947 are still missing)and this CD uses them as source material,it has 24 tracks of which 17 are from 1947.THIS IS GREAT NEWS.
The BAD NEWS is what the engineers have done when remastering,it is not that good.For many years now digital processing has done wonders with cleaning up/restoring 78's and other poor sound sources.This CD has I think had little or no cleaning up.I do not doubt it is from the original acetate masters as it sounds different from other issues,but the original faults in balance and overload distortion sound as if they have been left "as is" as original.These recording were done using one mike in a room with Roy and his band crammed in like sardines,not ideal and it shows.During many tracks you can hear the volume going up and down as the engineer tries to stop his system being overloaded,it is quite disconcerting to hear this and oddly it is less noticeable on other CD's taken from 78's.Why is this,did the engineers back in 1947 do something about it or was it in their modern remastering.I do not know but certainly the technology has existed for many years to cure the balance and distortion problems,what a pity it was not applied here.
I can still recommend people to buy it,as apart from the problems mentioned it is a better clearer sound than any other issues of his 1947 recordings.CB
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the art of voice 21 July 2013
By Fabrizio Colonna - Published on Amazon.com
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rhythm and blues, full rich voice and a gentle sliding from traditional music to a modern (still today) kind of music. Great for collectors
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Good rockin' with a great campiness... 28 Jan 2012
By Peter A. Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
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If you want hear a predecessor of the great Elvis, here is a really nice place to start. Pretty nice recordings. If you want to have some fun, listen to an evolutionary sequence of Good Rockin' Tonight:

Roy Brown and Wynonie Harris (1940 - 1950)
Elvis (1958)
Montrose (1973)
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