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Wailin' Daddy : The Best Of 1945-1959 [Box set]

Maxwell Davis Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (17 Oct 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Fantastic Voyage
  • ASIN: B005L3HJLE
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,137 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Mt BoogieMaxwell Davis And His Orchestra 2:47£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Lonesome Road BluesMaxwell Davis' Swingtet 3:07£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Honey DripperMaxwell Davis' Swingtet 2:34£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Hung OutMaxwell Davis & The All Stars 3:08£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Th' Adams Bop HopMaxwell Davis & The All Stars 2:41£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. September in the RainMarshall Royal,Maxwell Davis 3:14£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Little White LiesMaxwell Davis And Marshall Royal 2:58£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Boogie CocktailsMaxwell Davis Orchestra 3:00£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Belmont SpecialMaxwell Davis Orchestra 3:25£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Bristol DriveMaxwell Davis Orchestra 2:25£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. ResistorMaxwell Davis Orchestra 2:53£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Welcome Home BabyMaxwell Davis & His Blenders 2:43£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Get OutMaxwell Davis & His Blenders 1:59£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Hey, Good Lookin'Maxwell Davis 2:19£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen15. I'm Waiting Just for YouMaxwell Davis 2:16£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen16. I'll Always Be in Love with YouMaxwell Davis 2:06£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Blue TangoMaxwell Davis 2:57£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen18. The Glory of LoveMaxwell Davis 2:13£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen19. PopsicleMaxwell Davis 2:43£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Blue ShuffleMaxwell Davis 2:04£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Side CarMaxwell Davis & The All Stars 2:26£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen22. The Way You Look TonightMaxwell Davis & The All Stars 2:42£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Hot PointMaxwell Davis 2:15£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Strange SensationMaxwell Davis 2:55£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Ooh!Maxwell Davis 2:00£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen26. Look Sharp - Be Sharp (The Gillette March)Maxwell Davis 2:23£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen27. Hey BoyMaxwell Davis 2:01£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen28. ThunderbirdMaxwell Davis & His Rock 'n' Roll Orchestra 1:50£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen29. BluesvilleMaxwell Davis & His Rock 'n' Roll Orchestra 2:03£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen30. Tempo RockMaxwell Davis & His Rock 'n' Roll Orchestra 2:42£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen31. Cool Diggin'Maxwell Davis & His Rock 'n' Roll Orchestra 2:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Riffin' Without HelenHelen Humes All Stars 3:13£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen33. Goody Goody BabyJo Evans,Maxwell Davis & His Orchestra 2:36£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Hard Headed Woman BluesJo Jo Adams,Maxwell Davis & His Band 2:37£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen35. Opus Five - Jake's JiveJake Porter And His Orchestra 2:29£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen36. Jump SafariJake Porter And His Orchestra 2:40£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen37. It's Better to Give Than to ReceiveHelen Humes & Her All Stars 2:57£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen38. Boogie Woogie ManMary De Pina,Monte Easter & His Orchestra 2:41£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen39. Effie's BoogieBuddy Harper & His All Stars,Effie Smith 3:00£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen40. Swingin' an EchoCharles Mingus Sextet 3:06£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen41. T-Town JumpGeechie Smith & His Orchestra 2:43£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen42. Big LegsGene Phillips And His Rhythm Aces 2:59£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen43. Love AwhileCrown Prince Waterford 2:23£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen44. Jumpin' with LloydLloyd Glenn & His All Stars 2:26£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen45. Without Me BabyClarence "Gatemouth" Brown,Maxwell Davis Orchestra 2:28£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen46. Don't Talk Me to Death (I Ain't Ready to Die)Joe Turner, Pete Johnson 2:57£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen47. The Same Old BoogieBetty Hall Jones & Her Rhythm 2:48£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen48. Half Tight BoogiePete Johnson Sextette 3:04£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen49. Cornshucks' BluesLittle Miss Cornshucks,Maxwell Davis & The Blenders 2:51£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen50. Call My BabyJimmy Witherspoon 2:23£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen51. Alligator MeatJoe Swift 2:55£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen52. The Jumping Boogie BluesBig Speed McDaniels 2:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen53. GeeMabel Scott,Maxwell Davis Orchestra 2:52£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen54. Jimmy's BluesLowell Fulson 2:43£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen55. Peaceful Lovin'Felix Gross 3:00£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen56. Seeing DoubleLee Young & His Band 2:56£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen57. When I Had MoneyMicky Cooper 2:11£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen58. Half AwokeMonroe Tucker & His Orchestra,Percy Mayfield 2:37£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen59. Pot Luck BoogieAmos Milburn 2:40£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen60. Waiting and DrinkingCalvin Boze & His All Stars 2:31£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen61. Real Lovin' MamaFloyd Dixon,Johnny Moore's Three Blazers,Mari Jones 2:49£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen62. He May Be YoursHelen Humes,Marshall Royal Orchestra 2:38£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen63. Going Back to New OrleansJoe Liggins & His Honeydrippers 2:52£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen64. Get HighLa Melle Prince,Maxwell Davis' Band 2:46£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen65. GoodbyeMaxwell Davis Orchestra,Meredith Howard 2:33£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen66. Chico's BoogieRed Callender Sextette 2:51£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen67. Let the Back Door Hit YouMaxwell Davis All Stars,Peppermint Harris 2:39£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen68. Welcome BluesT-Bone Walker 2:26£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen69. Mr Juice HeadEddie Johnson & His Orchestra 2:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen70. Wailin' DaddyMabel Scott,Maxwell Davis Orchestra 2:52£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen71. Some Folks DoJune Christy, Pete Rugolo Orchestra 2:38£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen72. Blow, Man, Blow!Ray Anthony and His Orchestra 2:33£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen73. Rock Heart's BluesRock Heart Johnson 2:31£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen74. Talk to MeBob Williams 2:41£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen75. Cry Hard LuckJimmy Nelson 2:28£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen76. Loose LipsPercy Mayfield 1:57£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen77. Pachuko HopIke Carpenter & his Orchestra 2:14£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen78. Hog WashLouis Jordan & His Tympany Five 2:58£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen79. I'm HurtClarence Garlow & His Band 2:16£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen80. I Want Your LovingEarl Curry & His Orchestra 2:59£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen81. I'm in LoveB B King 2:17£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen82. Shtiggy BoomMaxwell Davis Band,Patti Anne 2:19£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen83. Dirty PoolMaxwell Davis Band,Rusty McDonald 2:24£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen84. Flip Your DaddyCocoas 2:22£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen85. Hot BananaOscar McLollie & His Honey Jumpers 2:21£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen86. I Ain't Gonna HushCordella De Milo,Maxwell Davis Orchestra 2:33£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen87. Mary LouMaxwell Davis Orchestra,Young Jessie 3:02£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen88. Cross-Eyed Suzie LeeGeorge Smith 2:22£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen89. Kansas CityLittle Willie Littlefield 2:46£0.89  Buy MP3 

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'Fantastic Voyage is very quickly becoming a favourite record company' 'It really is a treasure trove. The added bonus is that magic poured all over it by the genius, Maxwell Davies' --Now Dig This

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars West Coast Rhythm & Blues par excellence! 8 Jun 2012
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Three CDs of West Coast R&B in its golden era - one of Maxwell's own tracks and the other two backing a variety of performers. All of them featuring that wailing, honking sax sound that he was so justly renowned for. At a price like this, it's a steal!
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Dear Amazon
I like the playing of this great R&B sax-player.
Since I first heard him in" Roomin' house boogie"
with Amos Milburn,I was totally lost!
Very recommendable!
At least five stars!
René Nys - Hove (Antwerp)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pioneering Reissue Of An Architect of Rock'N'Roll 15 Jan 2012
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One of the unjustly forgotten giants of post-war rhythm and blues was the late Maxwell Davis. Its been about four decades since the tenor saxophonist, composer and arranger passed away and his legacy is quite substantial and those that remember him speak at times in awe of his musical genius. The late Jerry Leiber was quoted, "... Maxwell Davis ... I doubt if you've ever heard that name -- but Maxwell Davis made records, he was the quiet producer / arranger for the Mesner Brothers at Aladdin; the BIhari Brothers at Modern and Art Rupe at Specialty. Maxwell Davis must have made a hundred hits, not 12 or 17. And nobody knows who Maxwell Davis is." The quote os from Dave Penny's liner essay to a new three CD compilation devoted to Maxwell Davis, Wailin' Daddy: The Best of Maxwell Davis 1945-1959. This reissue is part of The Architects of Rock'N'Roll series on Fantastic Voyage. One CD is devoted to recordings under Davis' own name, and the other two to recordings he played on during the forties and the fifties. On the latter two there are ,mostly obscure collaborations by Davis. There is a follow-up volume planned that hopefully will include many of the greatest of the hundred hits, although with impending changes to European copyright law that may not happen.

As indicated, Disc One is devoted to recordings made under Maxwell Davis' name and display the same authority on tenor that those familiar with his solos behind T-Bone Walker, Amos Milburn, Percy Mayfield and others know. Davis had a fat tone and could have a slight bit of honk in his sound but also play with a warmth on a ballad. If he had toured and not been a hired gun for countless sessions, one suspects he could have been as big as some of the best known rhythm and blues tenor saxophonists of his time. And of course on the blues, his solos still sound timeless. Under his name he had a coupling of Lonesome Road Blues and Honey Dripper that featured vocalist Marion Nichols. Then there is the driving honk of the swinging Hung Out, or a session co-led with alto saxophonist September in the Rain, where his playing exhibits elements of the approaches of both Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins. There is the 2AM mode of Belmont Special, a lively instrumental cover of Hank Williams' Hey, Good Lookin', and Blue Shuffle, an instrumental reconstruction of Lloyd Price's Lawdy Miss Clawdy.

The second CD includes 28 selections of him in a sideman role, opening with an instrumental from a Helen Humes date and ending with Amos Milburn's Pot Luck Boogie. There is shouter Jo Jo Adams singing Hard Headed Woman Blues, while Helen Humes delivers the swing-jive It's Better To Give Than Receive. There is Davis as part of Charles Mingus Sextet, wailing behind Gene Phillips on Big Legs, and less familiar recordings from Crown Prince Waterford, Lloyd Glenn and Gatemouth Brown. Then his tenor enlivens Joe Turner (with Pete Johnson on piano) on Don't Talk Me To Death, a reworking of the classic boogie woogie Roll `Em Pete, as well as Pete Johnson's Half Tight Boogie that has the great boogie woogie and blues pianist more to the front before Davis takes a terrific solo. On on this second disc are a Jimmy Witherspoon jump blues, early Lowell Fulson, and Davis on a date led by drummer Lee Young, Lester's brother.

The third disc opens with Calvin Boze's bouncy jump blues Waiting and Drinking, and closes with Little Willie Littlefield's K.C. Loving (titled here Kansas City after the later Wilbert Harrison hit). Other son this include Floyd Dixon in his Amos Milburn vein in a duet with Mari Jones, on Real Lovin' Mama, Helen Humes handling He May Be Yours with Davis and a hot big band, and Joe Liggins with Going Back To New Orleans. Davis had played on Ellis Walsh's original. HE could fit in on such different sessions as an atmospheric instrumental by Red Callendar, the relatively unsophisticated blues of Peppermint Harris and the comparatively suave, modern jazzy blues of T-Bone Walker. A session with Mabel Scott produced the blues that gives this compilation its title and then he can be heard soloing behind June Christy and Ray Anthony. Less surprising is his work behind Jimmy Nelson on Cry Hard Luck, and Percy Mayfield for Loose Lips. Dave Penny notes his close association with Davis, noting that he set Mayfield's poetic lyrics to music. While only B.B. King recording is included, Davis was responsible for most of King's recordings until the late sixties. There is also Cordella De Milo's I Ain't Gonna Hush, an answer to Joe Turner's Honey Hush, with slashing Johnny `Guitar' Watson guitar, a track from louis Jordan and even Young Jessie and George `Harmonica' Smith.

Even though most of these selections are `obscure,' there is a consistency of quality and throughout Davis leaves a strong imprint from his strong saxophone and his arrangements where heard. Certainly anyone who loves jump blues and where the blues and jazz idioms intersect will enjoy this. The only possible quibble is the lack of session personnel. Dave Penny's liner essay certain adds to the value provided by the music. This is an important reissue and hopefully there will be a follow-up of his better known recordings.

Just want to ad that this review was originally posted on my blog, inabluemood.blogspot.com.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Maxwell Davis, "Wailin' Daddy" 20 Nov 2012
By Tom Neylon - Published on Amazon.com
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The collection does a fine job of presenting Maxwell Davis the musician/saxophone soloist and also Maxwell Davis the session leader/producer of many great West Coast R&B recordings. It also manages to to avoid duplication with the Ace (UK) LP organized by Ray Topping several years ago.
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