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  • Audio CD (9 Dec. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Jasmine Records
  • ASIN: B00G49C2A2
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,460 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. I Don't Know 3:10£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Worry Blues 3:14£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. I'm Mad 2:38£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Got to Have It 3:07£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen  9. Life Could Be Miserable 3:09£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I'm Tired 2:43£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Late Again 2:36£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Poison Ivy 2:47£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Say Man 2:33£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Lonely Blues 2:52£0.89  Buy MP3 
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Listen17. Someday You Will Have to Pay 2:44£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen18. He Lied 2:43£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen19. The Seventh Son 2:53£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Lucinda 2:40£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Knock on Wood 2:56£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Light up Your Lamp 2:54£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Rosetta Rosetta 2:33£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen24. It's Gonna Hurt You 2:38£0.89  Buy MP3 
Listen25. Got to Find My Baby 2:31£0.89  Buy MP3 

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Although by no means a household name, Willie Mabon was a highly original R&B singer, pianist, and songwriter. His early career based mainly in Chicago was very influential over certain developments in pop, soul and R&B music. Features all of his big blues hits of the 50s, such as "I Don't Know", "I'm Mad", "Poison Ivy" and his original version of Willie Dixon's "The Seventh Son" became an even bigger hit via artists like Mose Allison and Georgie Fame. Thanks to the beat and blues boom of the 1960's Willie's popularity spread from the confines of the Chicago Scene to Europe.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tony Martin TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 Dec. 2013
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"The Greatest Hits 1952-1957" might be over-egging it a bit, but this sets offers two #1's and a #7 from the r&b charts of the time, and mighty fine they are: "I Don't Know" (originally on Parrot) from '52, "I'm Mad" from '53 and "Poison Ivy" from '54 (nothing to do with The Coasters) are the hit quotient.

Look him up, he's listed as a blues artist, but I think he's as much r&b as blues - fine distinction, I know - and hopefully this excellent CD will add to the argument. Kicks off with his first #1, "I Don't Know", chart topper for eight weeks, in his signature stop-time style, the basis of which was lifted from Cripple Clarence Lofton. Mabon himself was a fine blues pianist and gifted songwriter, with a somehow sly delivery and enunciation, bending or warping words to fit; an influence on Chuck Berry? Mainly an easy, mid-pace groove, with a couple of blues toons, in knowing, urbane style. He almost gets to some low-down rockin' - try "Poison Ivy". If you're sitting down to listen, you can't hep but nod and tap along, on your feet, add slide to your glide as you comb thru his Chess catalogue. Rounded out with four from Federal, tho two were first available on Negro Rhythm. He was prone to use small band backing, which would include sax and trumpet, 'lectric guitar is notable by its absence.

Totally satisfying, every track a joy (pity they didn't include his four titles on Mad - his own label?), I commend this release to the House.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Yrret M Knott on 14 Feb. 2014
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I expected more tracks but what's on this cd are the best of Willie Mabon as it only covers 1952 - 1957
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