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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Track Listing- Snake Hips.., How Deep is the Ocean?, 13 Sep 2013
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Glenn Cook (South Cave, near Hull UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: I Pity The Fool: Duke Records Story 1952 - 1962 (Audio CD)
I Pity The Fool THE DUKE RECORDS STORY 1952-1962 has 60 original hits by the original artists over 3 CDs.

These sets really are a steal at this price.

The simple reason that these sets are as cheap as chips is that the tracks are public domain.

That means the rights to the music has gone and any old Dick or Harry can release them.

The bad news for the previous rights holders means good news for us, the buyers for if the price is too high we will not buy.
So the sets are at a more than reasonable price.
Next year the law changes to fall in line with the Americans and the 50 year rule will be finished.

Now these sets really are a mixed bag.

Some tracks and artists you will know- others not.

But that is the real joy- you just might discover some tracks you have never heard and enjoy if not then the FF feature is just for you.

CD1

1. I Pity The Fool - Bobby "Blue" Bland

2. Dance With Me - The El Torros

3. Pledging My Love - Johnny Ace

4. Crazy Crazy Loving - Fention Robinson

5. Let Tt Be Now - Little Buck

6. Snake Hips - Johnny Brown

7. Angel Child - Peppermint Harris

8. Sleeping In An Ocean Of Tears - Brooks & Brown

9. This Little Love Of Mine - Buddy Ace

10. Dilly Bop - Rosco Gordon

11. How Long Can This Go On - Little Junior Parker

12. I gotta Find My baby - Little Sonny

13. Searching In Vain - Joe Medwick

14. Homework - Otis Rush

15. If I could Tell - The Sultans

16. Stop These Teardrops - Miss LaVell

17. Now Darling - John Littleton & The Capistranos

18. I'm Gonna Tell It On You - James Davis

19. Hold Me Tight - Ted Taylor

20. Baby Don't Put Me Down - The Sultans

CD2

1. Annie Get Your Yo-Yo - Little Junior Parker

2. Cry, Cry, Cry - Bobby Blue Bland

3. T-model Boogie - Rosco Gordon

4. Doop Doop A Walla Walla - The El Torros

5. As the Years Go Passing By - Fenton Robinson

6. I'll Make It Up To You - Jo Ann Mitchell

7. Lead Us On - Mr 'Google Eyes' August

8. How Can You Be So Mean - Johnny Ace

9. Morning Train - Chuck Edwards

10. Since You're Home - Ted Taylor

11. Better Stop - Junior Ryder

12. What Can I Do - Buddy Ace

13. Angels In Houston - Larry Davis

14. Tide Of Love - Miss LaVell

15. Keep On Doggin' - Rosco Gordon

16. Boppin' With The Mambo - The Sultans

17. Teenage Romeo - Paul Perryman

18. Seven Days - Little Junior Parker

19. The Freeze - Fention & The Castle Rockers

20. Crying In The Chapel - The 4 Dukes

CD3

1. Screaming Please - Buddy Ace

2. Satellite Fever, Asiatic 'Flu - Paul Perryman

3. Turn On Your Love Light - Bobby "Blue" Bland

4. Texas Flood - Larry Davis

5. Sittin' Drinkin' And Thinkin' - Little Junior Parker

6. Mama's Cookin' - The El Torros

7. Count The Stars - Ted Taylor

8. Rock The Bottle - Earl Forest

9. Rock And Roll Molly - The Five Jades

10. Don't You Know - Johnny Ace & Johnny Board & His Orchestra

11. Oh Ho Doodle Lu - Mr. 'Google Eyes' August

12. How Deep Is The Ocean - The Sultans

13. Tennessee Woman - Fention Robinson

14. If You Love Me - Willie Mays

15. Hey Fat Girl - Rosco Gordon

16. That's The Way Love Is - Bobby "Blue" Bland

17. So Fine, So Sweet - Little Buck

18. Time Is Winding Up - Clara Ward

19. Stolen Love - Miss LaVell

20. Drinkin' Woman - St. Louis Jimmy

21. Winestead Wine - Beverley Westwood
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Duke Records, 18 Oct 2013
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This review is from: I Pity The Fool: Duke Records Story 1952 - 1962 (Audio CD)
Once again a fantastic collection of 50s and 60s music by artists known and unknown to me. I have virtually all these collections. They are a bargain at this price.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Throughout, 28 Oct 2013
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This review is from: I Pity The Fool: Duke Records Story 1952 - 1962 (Audio CD)
I'm usually wary of this kind of compilation as they often contain duff stuff mixed in with a few interesting tracks. Have no fear - this is excellent throughout. Good 1950s, early 60s R&B, driving horn arrangements and great singers. Maybe because it was a small label selling mostly to an African American audience, the music has an integrity which is lacking in more popular music of the period.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars bluesy, 22 Oct 2013
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normally I would steer clear of stuff like this, having been warned "it might be a bit too bluesy for you" by a trusted friend (after i bought it) he who knows my taste, I was a little slow in listening to it. I glad I did, it is really good, solid RnB (that's proper RnB not today's stuff masquerading as music). a little too "bluesy" in places but makes up for it with plenty of up tempo and ballads that most 50's aficionados would like....and its cheap!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful music, 7 Mar 2014
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A lot of little known recordings gathered together as an example of 1950s R&B. Great music that takes one back to one's youth. Would that today's artists would listen to ,and learn from, these pieces of history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value., 17 July 2014
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A very good collection of oldies, which is good to reminisce with. Good value for money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 Sep 2014
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Great stuff
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 20 Aug 2014
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PAUL NEEDHAM (DERBY, DERBYSHIRE United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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