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That Kat Sure Could Play! Box set

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  • Audio CD (1 Nov. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Secret Records
  • ASIN: B0041CNAK0
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,878 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats -Rocket 88
  2. Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats - Come Back Where You Belong
  3. Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm -I'm Lonesome Baby
  4. Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm - Heartbroken & Worried
  5. Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats - My Real Gone Rocket
  6. Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats - Independent Woman
  7. Howlin Wolf - How Many More Years
  8. Howlin Wolf - Riding In The Moonlight
  9. Robert Bobby Bland - Dry Up Baby
  10. Robert Bobby Bland - Crying All Night Long
  11. BB King - Three O'Clock Blues
  12. BB King - Boogie Woogie Woman
  13. Boyd Gilmore - Ramblin On My Mind
  14. Houston Baines - Going Home
  15. Houston Baines - Relation Blues
  16. Brother Bell - Whole Heep Of Mama
  17. Brother Bell - If You Feel Froggish
  18. Charley Booker - Rabbit Blues
  19. Charley Booker -No Ridin Blues
  20. Roscoe Gordon - No More Doggin
  21. Roscoe Gordon - Maria
  22. Drifting Slim - Good Morning Baby
  23. Drifting Slim - My Sweet Baby
  24. Sunny Blair - Step Back Baby
  25. Little Junior Parker - Bad Woman
  26. Little Junior Parker - You're My Angel
  27. Bobby Blue Bland with Ike Turner Orchestra - Good Lovin
  28. Bobby Blue Bland with Ike Turner Orchestra - Drifting From Town To Town
  29. Ike Turner singing with Ben Burton and His Orchestra - You're Driving Me Insane

Disc: 2

  1. Ike Turner singing with Ben Burton and His Orchestra - Trouble And Heartaches
  2. Boyd Gilmore - All In My Dreams
  3. Boyd Gilmore - Take A Little Walk With Me
  4. Charley Booker - Charley's Boogie Woogie
  5. Bonnie and Ike Turner - My Heart Belongs To You
  6. Bonnie and Ike Turner - Looking For My Baby
  7. BB King and His Orchestra - You Didn't Want Me
  8. BB King and His Orchestra - You Know I Love You
  9. Johnny Ace/Earl Forrest - Midnight Hour Journey
  10. Johnny Ace/Earl Forrest - Trouble and Me
  11. Mary Sue - Everybody's Talking
  12. Mary Sue -Love Is A Gamble
  13. Baby Face Turner - Blue Serenade
  14. Baby Face Turner - Gonna Let You Go
  15. Elmore James - Please Find My Baby
  16. The Prisonaires - Softly & Tenderly
  17. The Prisonaires - A Prisoner's Prayer
  18. Little Milton - Beggin' My Baby
  19. Little Milton - Somebody told me
  20. Billy "The Kid" Emerson - No Teasing Around
  21. Billy "The Kid" Emerson - If Lovin' is Believing
  22. Little Milton - If You Love Me Baby
  23. Little Milton - Alone And Blue
  24. Billy "The Kid" Emerson - I'm Not Going Home
  25. Billy "The Kid" Emerson - The Woodchuck
  26. Raymond Hill - Bourbon St. Jump
  27. Raymond Hill - The Snuggle
  28. Elmore James - Hand In Hand

Disc: 3

  1. Eugene Fox - Stay At Home
  2. Eugene Fox - Sinners Dream
  3. Jesse Knight & His Combo - Nothing But Money
  4. The Fox - The Dream (Parts 1 and 2.)
  5. Lover Boy (Ike Turner) - Love Is Scarce
  6. Lover Boy (Ike Turner) - The Way You Used To Treat Me
  7. Lonnie "The Cat" with Bobby Hines Band - I Ain't Drunk
  8. Lonnie The Cat - The Road I Travel
  9. Johnny Wright - Suffocate
  10. Clayton Love - Why Don't You Believe In Me
  11. Clayton Love - Wicked Little Baby
  12. Dennis Binder & His Orchestra - I Miss You So
  13. Dennis Binder & His Orchestra - Early Times
  14. Clayton Love Orchestra - Bye Bye Baby
  15. Clayton Love Orchestra - Mary Lou
  16. Matt Cockrell - Baby Please
  17. Matt Cockrell - Gypsy Blues
  18. Billy Gale & His Orchestra - Night Howler
  19. Billy Gale & His Orchestra - My Heart Is In Your Hands
  20. Elmore James & His Broom Dusters - Sho Nuff I Do
  21. Elmore James & His Broom Dusters- 1839 Blues
  22. Ike Turner & His Orchestra - Loosely (The Wild One)
  23. Ike Turner & His Orchestra - Cubano Jump
  24. Ike Turner & His Orchestra - Cuban Get Away(Bayou Rock)
  25. The Flairs - Baby Wants
  26. The Flairs - You Where Untrue
  27. Elmore James & His Broom Duster- Rock My Baby Right
  28. The Sly Fox - Hoo-Doo Say
  29. The Sly Fox - I'm Tired Of Beggin'

Disc: 4

  1. The Sly Fox - My Four Woman
  2. Little Milton - Looking For My Baby
  3. Little Milton - Homesick For My Baby
  4. Ike Turner & His Orchestra - Go To It
  5. Johnny Wright With Ike Turners Orchestra - The World Is Yours
  6. The Trojans - As Long As I Have You
  7. The Trojans - I Wanna Make Love To You
  8. Willie King With Ike Turner featuring Billy Gales - Peg Leg Woman
  9. Willie King With Ike Turner featuring Billy Gales - Mistreating Me
  10. Billy Gales with The Ike Turner's Rhythm Rockers - I'm Tore Up
  11. Billy Gales with The Ike Turner's Rhythm Rockers -If I Had Never Known You
  12. The Rockers - What Am I To Do
  13. Billy Gales with The Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm - Lets Call It A Day
  14. Billy Gales with The Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm - Take Your Fine Frame Home
  15. The Rockers - Why Don't You Believe
  16. The Rockers - Down In The Bottom
  17. Billy Gales with The Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm - No Coming Back
  18. Billy Gales with The Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm - Do Right Baby
  19. Jackie Brenston With Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm - What Can It Be
  20. Jackie Brenston With Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm - Gonna Wait For My Chance
  21. The Gardenias - Flaming Love
  22. The Gardenias - My Baby's Tops
  23. The Starr's - Ain't Got No Home
  24. The Starr's - Crying Over You
  25. Billy Gales with The Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm - Sad As A Man Can Be
  26. Billy Gales with The Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm - Just One More Time
  27. Jackie Brenston with The Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm - Much Later
  28. Jackie Brenston with The Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm - The Mistreater
  29. Ike Turner And His Orchestra - Do You Mean It
  30. Ike Turner And His Orchestra - She Made My Blood Run Cold
  31. Ike Turner And His Orchestra - The Big Question
  32. Ike Turner And His Orchestra - Trail Blazer

Product Description

118 track compilation of Ike Turner's work from 1951 to 1957. Every one of these 118 tracks features Ike Turner on guitar, piano &/or vocals. Includes the original Rock and Roll song 'Rocket 88' by Jackie Brenston as well as tracks by BB King, Howling Wolf, Elmore James, and Johnny Ace to name a few.

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4 CDs, 118 tracks, complete discography including dates and personnel, useful and enjoyable accompanying booklet, all the singles from 1951 to 1957 that Ike played on (or probably played on) including hits from BBKing, Howling Wolf, Little Junior Parker, Elmore James and many, many more. What more could you ask for - oh, incredible music from a genius innovator! You've got it. This CD just could not be better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roots of Rock and plenty of Blues! 11 Oct. 2016
By Donald E. Gilliland - Published on Amazon.com
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While this is billed as an Ike Turner, this is more of a various artists compilation, but one that features Ike Turner in some capacity (singer, guitarist, pianist, band leader). Under his own name or others, this 4-CD set delights from start to finish.

As the liner notes tell us, Ike Turner was a musical phenomenon at an early age. working his way up from child prodigy and teenage talent scout for a major record label to a master bandleader and one of the earliest pioneers of rock and roll (with Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats.). There are few slower, bluesy numbers, and a handful of songs that don't quite pick up the pace, but for the most part the rockin' and swingin' blues songs on this collection back up the claim in the album's title: "That Kat Sure Could Play! "

There are plenty of gems and a multitude of musical joy to be found on these 4 CDs. Along with big names such as Elmore James, Bobby Bland, Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, Roscoe Gordon, and Little Milton, you are treated to gems such as Billy "the Kid" Emerson's "The Woodchuck", Raymond Hill's "Bourbon Street Jump", and the Starrs' "Ain't Got No Home." Songs to put a big smile on your face!

This CD set (the 4 discs are housed on a double-sided jewel case) comes with 2 booklets. The first booklet contains an informative essay about "the Legendary Ike Turner" written by Fred Rothwell, and the second booklet contains the full discography of music on these discs, with original recording dates and the lineup of musicians on each song, Song times are not listed, but the songwriting credits can be found with the track listings in the first booklet.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT COLLECTION OF IKE TURNER AND OTHER ARTISTS OF THE 1950'S 5 Aug. 2012
By Stuart Jefferson - Published on Amazon.com
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As the title states-this set collects Ike Turner's 45 Singles between 1951 and 1957. These sides were released on labels like Chess, RPM, Modern, Flair, Blues & Rhythm, Sun, Checker, Groove, Vita, Federal, and Phantom Records. The remastered sound is probably as good as it will ever be-cleaner sounding but they still retain that period roughness. Some dislike that period feel and sound, but for me it gives the recordings the feel of that whole era. The four discs are crammed with music, and snap inside a standard multi-CD jewel case.

One of the best things is that this set comes complete with two separate booklets. One 14 page booklet contains a long essay by Fred Rothwell, about Turner, the era, and the music, plus 4 pages of song information for each disc. There's also a 2 page photograph of Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm, taken in 1958. The other booklet contains valuable session details for those (like me) who want to know who played on what, the date, and location and label. This release was done with a great deal of care and thought-and it shows.

Things begin with the well known "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, with Ike Turner and his band turning the song into something approaching early rock & roll. Many people feel that this tune was the "original" first r&r tune released-but who really knows? An interesting thing (for me at least) is that listening to a couple of these discs (or more) in one sitting, you begin to feel that you've somehow stumbled onto some old r&b/blues radio station from the 50's-which is pretty cool in itself.

Other well known artists include Howlin" Wolf, B.B. King, Elmore James, Roscoe Gordon, Little Junior Parker (a personal favorite), Bobby Bland, Little Milton, Johnny Ace (another personal favorite), The Prisonaires, and of course, Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm.

Lesser known but equally fine performers include Houston Boines, Boyd Gilmore, Brother Bell, Charlie Booker, Drifting Slim, Baby Face Turner, Billy "The Kid" Emerson, The Fox, Clayton Love, The Flairs, The Rockers, The Stars, and several others.

Some of the tunes will be familiar besides "Rocket 88", like "How Many More Years" and "Riding In The Moonlight" (Howlin' Wolf), "Three O,Clock Blues" and "You Know I Love You" (B.B.King), "Please Find My Baby" (Elmore James), "A Prisoner's Prayer" (The Prisonaires), and (no doubt) a few others. But people new to Ike Turner's work will find many tracks that are unknown to them. There seems to be several releases of Turner's work currently available, but if you're looking for a set that collects a lot of his best early singles-this is it. Good period sound, two informative booklets, discs crammed with music, and all at a very fair price-how can you miss?

This is the beginning of rock 'n' roll. Almost without exception, this music is nothing but hard R&B, and some great blues-all with the help of Ike Turner's pumping, hot little band. Fans of rocking mostly R&B/tough blues can buy with confidence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enough of the hate 26 May 2013
By REB - Published on Amazon.com
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I know, Ike Turner was not a nice person, but that doesn't change the fact that he was a musical giant. He was not a cutting edge, groundbreaking visionary, but boy, the title of this collection says it all. Four cds of great, balls-to-the-wall r&b and blues with tons of different performers and seriously badass guitar. This collection comes with an informative booklet about Ike during this time (1951-57), as well as a complete discography of all the recordings. On top of everything else, you can get this for under $20. What's not to love?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ike Turner, the father of rock n roll. 10 May 2013
By Christopher J. Byers - Published on Amazon.com
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So misunderstood is Ike Turner. Wrote the first rock song and gave it away as a gift to a friend. Introduced Sam Phillips to Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters. Proclaimed the best rhythm guitarist ever by Jimi Hendrix. This is an awesome CD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great collection 17 Mar. 2014
By David Gaither - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a collection of various bands showing the progression and styles of blues. It's not an album where its one artists and 12 songs,it is a compilation.Older recordings show their age, but for the most part it's a good set. It's older music, so if it's too high priced, don't buy it. I got a deal on it used and was very happy. It comes with a booklet which helps with more information.
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