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Let The Good Times Roll: The Aladdin Story
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Coming out of post-war jump blues, jazz, and swing (Louis Jordan is here) is a collection of good time tracks running from 1947-1962. The inimitable Lightning Hopkins is in there too along with the more sophisticated Lowell Fulson holding up the Blues end which also includes the supper club Blues of Charles Brown. But mostly it's the West coast Black citified slick version of rock'n'roll with, as the compiler states, an emphasis on the the roll. And it's a whole very varied jumpin' load of fun. It's just good period pop that puts a smile on your face. Interesting to compare it to the radically different Rockabilly. Me, I find its aesthetic much more appealing.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A reasonable 2 disc compilation from 'One Day Music', which has fifty tracks from the 'Aladdin/Lamp' labels (founded in 1945). There's a one sided intro but no booklet - which is to be expected at this value for money price tag. The sound quality is very good, except on one or two tracks. The 50 tracks cover mostly R&B and Doo Wop, there's a mix of some well known tracks but mostly lesser heard tracks are the main stay, which is good.

Cd 1. (60.54mins) Tracks from 1947 - 1958 but mostly mid 50's. This disc contains the classics - 'Let the good times roll' by Shirly & Lee, 'Glory of love' and Thurston Harris' version of 'Little bitty pretty one'. Other good tracks are 'Baby it's too much' by Bobby Wall and 'Little girl...' by Flip Sloan' but many of the tracks fail to make a lasting impression, it's all subjective and you may love them. Overall 6/10.

Cd 2. (62.55mins) Tracks from 1949 - 1959 but again are mostly mid 50's. Great tracks include 'One,two, let's rock' by Sugar Pie & Pee Wee and a couple of good tracks from Thurston Harris (including a version of Bobby Days 'Over & Over'). Overall, there's nothing outstanding here but you may differ. 4/10.

Overall, a reasonable compilation (a big thumbs up to 'One Day Music' for releasing this lesser known labels material), good if you like early rare R&B.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 6 January 2013
The Aladdin Aladdin Story, Let the Good Times Roll is Superb with so many different tracks by Artists of whom are Brilliant! There any many people on this CD of whom are quite New to me, l think it,s really Great Value!
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on 10 January 2014
Fantastic collection of great music you may enjoy either at home or while driving a round i personally enjoy while i drive around to verious parts of the country,Buy and you can enjoy the great collection also
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 15 June 2013
A nice collection of 50 tracks from the American Aladdin label. Some well known artists such as Crystals, Thurston Harris, Lightnin' Hopkins and the 5 Keys. My favourite track, "Let me dream" Jessie Belvin. You won't be disappointed.
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on 17 July 2014
A very good collection of oldies, which is good to reminisce with. Good value for money.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 2 January 2013
outstanding issue as usual from this label. this is somewhat rarer than some of their issues and hence more appreciated
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 9 April 2013
I enjoyed this one also, great blues double album, you could sense the glasses rattling behind the bar, the rising infusion of cigarette smoke and cheap perfume, the throbbing of cool music set against the glistening skins of dancers,
trying to forget the misery of derelict housing, high unemployment, the scurge of poverty, so they escape for a short while, away from the hot southern summer heat, and immerse themselves in the cooling waters that they call the blues.
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on 19 February 2015
GREAT FOR MY ROCK 'N' ROLL DISCO
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on 17 June 2015
Not what I was expecting
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