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Mama Don't Like It 1950-56

Smiley Lewis Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (27 Aug 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Revola Bandstand
  • ASIN: B000T6JJNO
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 118,837 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Shame, Shame, Shame (Original Imperial Records master) 1:490.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. I Hear You Knocking 2:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Bells Are Ringing 2:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. One Night 2:160.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Please Listen To Me 2:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Tee Nah Nah 2:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Growing Old 2:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Dirty People 2:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Bee's Boogie 2:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Lillie Mae 2:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. My Baby Was Right 2:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Gumbo Blues 2:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. I Ain't Gonna Do it 2:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Caldonia's Party 2:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Big Mamou 2:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Playgirl 2:060.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Lying Woman 2:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Blue Monday 2:410.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Down The Road 2:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Can't Stop Loving You 2:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Ooh La La 2:420.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Jailbird 2:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Real Gone Lover 2:330.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Bumpity Bump 2:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. I Can't Believe It 2:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Queen Of Hearts 2:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Nothing But The Blues 2:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen28. She's Got Me Hook, Line And Sinker 2:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen29. Rootin' And Tootin' 2:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Down Yonder We Go Ballin' 2:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen31. No Letter Today 1:480.99  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Mama Don't Like It 2:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Shame, Shame, Shame (from the Baby Doll soundtrack) 1:570.99  Buy MP3 


Product Description

1. Shame, Shame, Shame
2. I Hear You Knocking
3. The Bells Are Ringing
4. One Night
5. Please Listen To Me
6. Tee Nah Nah
7. Growing Old
8. Dirty People
9. Bee's Boogie
10. Lillie Mae
11. My Baby Was Right
12. Gumbo Blues
13. I Ain't Gonna Do it
14. Caldonia's Party
15. Big Mamou
16. Playgirl
17. Lying Woman
18. Blue Monday
19. Down The Road
20. Can't Stop Loving You
21. Ooh La La
22. Jailbird
23. Real Gone Lover
24. Bumpity Bump
25. I Can't Believe It
26. Queen Of Hearts
27. Nothing But The Blues
28. She's Got Me Hook, Line And Sinker
29. Rootin' And Tootin'
30. Down Yonder We Go Ballin'
31. No Letter Today
32. Mama Don't Like It
33. Shame, Shame, Shame

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fifties R+B from New Orleans 21 Aug 2008
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
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As the original singer of some classic songs made famous by others (I hear you knocking, One night, Blue Monday), it was inevitable that I would eventually buy some music by Smiley Lewis. Back in the fifties, people tended to buy records by music by singers from their own ethnic group, so a lot of black singers missed out on the more lucrative white market. Fortunately, the brilliance of black singers and musicians eventually overcame the prejudice, but too late for Smiley, who was dropped by his main record label in 1960 and died of stomach cancer in 1966.

The music here covers Smiley's best years from 1950 to 1956 and includes his versions of the three famous songs as well as Smiley's other hits on the American R+B charts, notably The bells are ringing and Please listen to me. Much of the music here is up-tempo, good-time music and deserved to reach a wider audience than it did, or is ever likely to. The compilation is book ended by two different recordings of Shame shame shame, one of them being recorded for a movie (Baby doll) that incurred the wrath of the Catholic community even before it was released, resulting in the movie's failure.

You could say that Smiley Lewis was unlucky, in that his songs became more successful for other singers than they did for himself, but at least it proves that he recorded some great songs, some of which he wrote or co-wrote. While Gale Storm (I hear you knocking), Elvis Presley (One night) and Smiley's friend Fats Domino (Blue Monday) had huge pop hits with his songs, Smiley could only reflect on what might have been. In 1971, Dave Edmunds revived one of the songs (I hear you knocking) and made the song a huge international hit.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this guy had it all what a sound 27 Mar 2013
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this cd has shame shame shame x2 versions one night,i hear you knocking,plus lots of rarer cuts its all killer no filler up in the top rock n roll blues collections ever its that good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific CD and Mama does like it 5 Nov 2012
By Tove
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The CD was a gift for my Husband, and he is very pleased so I hear it over and over again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't get the credit he deserved. 20 Jan 2014
By G.T.
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I disagree with those who say he's better than Fats Domino, but he's good. And the songs are too. I would buy more by him, but Fats is still the king.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fifties R+B from New Orleans 21 Aug 2008
By Peter Durward Harris - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
As the original singer of some classic songs made famous by others (I hear you knocking, One night, Blue Monday), it was inevitable that I would eventually buy some music by Smiley Lewis. Back in the fifties, people tended to buy records by music by singers from their own ethnic group, so a lot of black singers missed out on the more lucrative white market. Fortunately, the brilliance of black singers and musicians eventually overcame the prejudice, but too late for Smiley, who was dropped by his main record label in 1960 and died of stomach cancer in 1966.

The music here covers Smiley's best years from 1950 to 1956 and includes his versions of the three famous songs as well as Smiley's other hits on the American R+B charts, notably The bells are ringing and Please listen to me. Much of the music here is up-tempo, good-time music and deserved to reach a wider audience than it did, or is ever likely to. The compilation is book ended by two different recordings of Shame shame shame, one of them being recorded for a movie (Baby doll) that incurred the wrath of the Catholic community even before it was released, resulting in the movie's failure.

You could say that Smiley Lewis was unlucky, in that his songs became more successful for other singers than they did for himself, but at least it proves that he recorded some great songs, some of which he wrote or co-wrote. While Gale Storm (I hear you knocking), Elvis Presley (One night) and Smiley's friend Fats Domino (Blue Monday) had huge pop hits with his songs, Smiley could only reflect on what might have been. In 1971, Dave Edmunds revived one of the songs (I hear you knocking) and made the song a huge international hit. Yet without those cover version successes, it is likely that Smiley's legacy would have been totally overlooked.

There is, of course, a lot more to Smiley's music than the songs I've mentioned. This compilation contains 32 different songs, one of them in two versions. It doesn't include one song (I love you for sentimental reasons) that Wikipedia thinks is one of his important recordings, but that wasn't one of Smiley's original songs anyway, that honor belonging to Nat King Cole. So here you'll find all the tracks that matter and plenty more besides - a fitting collection to represent a singer that most people have never heard of, but who could have been a huge star.
5.0 out of 5 stars Rare, I thought 11 Mar 2014
By phillyGeorge - Published on Amazon.com
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Wonderful to find a re-release of a 45 I still have (with severe damage to the center rim, changers often jammed and temper to jam the next 45 down didn't help) Earliest teens, we snickered over the risqué lyrics of some sides. Thanks!
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not really very good. 28 Nov 2013
By David P. Johns - Published on Amazon.com
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Only a couple of good songs and most of the songs (and there's plenty) sound too much alike. A little variation would make this a really good album (CD)
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