Tuesday, 31 March 2015

The Later Roy Milton (re-up)

Re-upped by request, this time with a front cover! Original post here:

New download link:

From the original post:

Although Roy Milton’s chart career ended in 1952, his recording career rolled on. As the sound of rhythm & blues changed and rock ‘n’ roll loomed on the horizon, Roy’s records got tougher and bluesier. His last recordings for Specialty were made in 1953, with some of this material being released through 1954 and 1955. “Baby Don’t Do That To Me” and “Tell It Like It Is” were recorded for Specialty in April 1953 and released in February 1955 and October 1954, respectively.

Walter “Dootsie” Williams, the owner of DooTone Records and a former trumpeter with Roy’s band The Solid Senders, signed Roy to his label in 1955. There was only one recording session  for Dootone, in October 1955 which produced a few classic rockin’ numbers, especially “You Got Me Reelin’ & Rockin’”. “Fools Are Getting Scarcer” and “I Can’t Go On” are also from this session.

In October 1956 Roy recorded a session for King Records in Cincinnati. The hip stomper “One Zippy Zam” which includes terrific electric guitar from Johnny Rogers is from this session. “A Brand New Thrill” and “Jeeps Blues” are from Roy’s final session for King in July 1957. Thereafter there was no more recording by Roy until 1960 when he started making discs for a series of small obscure labels through to 1964. “Driveway Blues” and “I’m Forgetting About You” were recorded in Los Angeles for the Thunderbird label in 1962.

Many thanks to Joan for some obscure vinyl rips and label shots!

Ripped (mostly) from vinyl (except the Specialty sides) at hugely varying bitrates.

1. Baby, Don't Do That To Me (Specialty 545)
2. Tell It Like It Is (Specialty 538)
3. Fools Are Getting Scarcer (Dootone 363)
4. I Can't Go On (Dootone 363)
5. You Got Me Reelin' & Rockin' (Dootone 369)
6. One Zippy Zam (King 4993)
7. A Brand New Thrill (King 5074)
8. Jeep's Blues (King 5074)
9. Driveway Blues (Thunderbird 104)
10. I'm Forgetting About You (Thunderbird 104)

An appeal - there was a request a few weeks ago for a source for Roy Milton's King recording "Skid Row." Does anyone have a copy they could share?

Monday, 30 March 2015

Count Basie & His Orchestra - Swingin' The Blues (re-up)

These classic recordings for Decca were cut between July 1937 and February 1939. The band line-up included the twin tenor sax threat of Lester Young and Herschel Evans, and of course the All American Rhythm Section of Freddy Green (guitar), Walter Page (bass), Jo Jones (drums) and the Count himself on piano. There’s a tremendous blues shouting performance by Jimmy Rushing on the classic “Sent ForYou Yesterday” which is a number I just can’t get out of my head at present.

“Jive at Five” and “Lady Be Good” were recorded on the third of February 1939, just five days before Herschel Evans died of a heart condition. On these tracks Chu Berry deputized for the ailing Herschel. Berry himself was to die in an automobile accident just two years later.

The tracks were ripped from a cassette issued in 1984 by Charly Records. Inlay card with notes is included in the download.

Ripped at 320 kbps

1. Swinging The Blues
2. John's Idea
3. Blue & Sentimental
4. Texas Shuffle
5. Panassie Stomp
6. Sent For You Yesterday
7. You Can Depend On Me
8. Every Tub
9. Jumpin' At The Woodside
10. Time Out
11. Jive At Five
12. Oh Lady Be Good
13. Shorty George
14. Out The Window
15. Topsy
16. Doggin' Around

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The original post from 2008 is here:

Re-uploaded at the request of a Be Bop Wino fan!

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Joan Spins Again - Volume 4 (re-up)

 01 - The Kings - Come On Little Baby - 1958 - Jalo 203
 02 - The Sophomores - Every Night About This Time - 1956 - Dawn 216
 03 - The Cufflinks -  It's Too Late Now 1957  Dooto 422
 04 - The Dundees - Never - 1954  Space 201
 05 - The Carnations - Tree In The Meadow  1952 Derby 789
 06 - The Serenaders - Tomorrow Night  - 1952 JVB 2001  
 07 - The Delmonicos - Until You - 1964  Musictone 6122
 08 - The Tornadoes - 4 O'Clock In The Morning -  1956 - Chess 1649
 09 - The Five Scalders - Girl Friend - 1956 Drummond 4-3001
 10 - The Haven Knights - Why Go On Pretending - 1957 Atlas 1092
 11 - The Velvet Angels - I'm In Love - 1964 Medieval 201 (The Diablos, acapella)
 12 - The Roomates - Here Am I Broken Hearted - Unreleased
 13 - The Invictas - Nellie - 1959  Jack Bee 1003
 14 - The Tantones - I Love You Really I Do - 1956 Lamp 2002
 15 - The Marigolds - Juke Box Rock 'n' Roll - 1956 Excello 2091 
 16 - The Rogues - I've Been Dreamin - 1958 - Old Town 1056
 17 - The Masters - Crying My Heart Out - 1958 Le Sage 713
 18 - The Rannels -  Blue Island - 1963 Boss 2122

Please note - track 12 "Here Am I Broken Hearted" by The Roomates is in fact a modern recording by a doowop revival group. The original was by The Four J's out of Philly. You can access that excellent record by searching on YouTube. The Roomates version is acapella and I can see why Joan may have thought it was a demo. Very nice vocals by the Roomates! I'd thought of replacing it with the original but in the end I re-upped the comp as originally presented by Joan way back in 2012.

Your new download link is here:

Original post is here:

That brings us to the end of Joan's comps (for now!?). Thanks for this doowop education Joan. It was certainly an eye opener for me and I'm sure for many other people.

If you've been searching through old Be Bop Wino posts which feature the Divshare music widget you'll be aware that there have been playback problems for weeks now. Divshare have been very uncommunicative about the nature of the problems on their website. It appears that they may be moving towards a new "business model" and may also be suffering from self inflicted "technical issues." I am now investigating an alternative music widget service.

Like the way-going of Rapidshare, the Divshare problems have been a pretty heavy blow to Be Bop Wino. In particular, the many posts featuring the 78 rpm rips of El Enmascarado have been rendered "silent." If my trial of an alternative service proves successful, the Masked One's posts will be the first to be re-upped.

Lastly, my apologies for the lack of posts over the last 2 weeks. I had to swot for my exams. I may have retired at the end of last August but I made the mad decision to go back to university to study German and Italian. You're never too old to learn!

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Joan Spins Again - Volume 3 (re-up)

1 - The Duponts - Must Be Falling In Love  Winley 212 / Savoy 1552 (1958) (F/b Little Anthony Gourdine)
2 - The Carnations - The Angels Sent You To Me  Savoy 1172 (1955)
3 - The V-8s - Pretty Girl  Most 711 (1959)
4 - The Orients - Shouldn't I  Laurie 3232  (1964)
5 - The Hi-Liters  - Feelin' Allright This Morning Vee Jay (Unreleased) (1958)   
6 - The Centenniels - The Wayward Wind  Dot 16180  (1961)
7 - The Concords - You Can't Stay Here  Harlem 2332  (1955)
8 - The Calvaes - Anna Morcora   Checker 928  (1959) (F/b Oscar Boyd)
9 - The Five Embers - Love Tears  Gem 227  (1955)
10 - The King Odum Four - All Of Me   Derby 
11 - The Gentlemen - Baby Don't Go  Apollo 470  (1954)
12 - The Thrillers - 'Lizabeth  Herald 432  (1954)
13 - Little June and the Januarys - Hello  Salem 188  (1959)
14 - The Masterkeys - Mr. Blues Abbey 2017   
15 - The Impalas - Why  Corvet 1017  (1958)
16 - The Invictas - Gone So Long  Jack Bee 1003  (1959)
17 - The Five Stars - Sweet Names Note (1956)  
18 - The Four Buddies - Sweet Tooth For My Baby  Savoy 866  (1952)

Your new download link for Joan Spins Again Volume 3:

The original post is here:

With thanks to Joan K.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Joan Spins Again - Volume 2 (re-up)

These re-up requests are in the pipeline - Volumes 3 and 4 of Joan Spins Again, Count Basie - Swingin' The Blues, Roy Milton - The Later Roy Milton, Todd Rhodes - Dance Music That Hits The Spot.

There's a request from Mike Britcom for any info on a source for the Roy Milton track "Skid Row." This was an instrumental which was originally released in 1957 as the B side of Roy's version of "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu" (King 5069). Can anyone out there help?

Back to Joan Spins Again Volume 2. Here are the tracks -

1 - The Twilighters - Half Angel  MGM 55014 1955
2 - The Caverliers - Dynaflow   Atlas 1031 1954
3 - The Demens - The Greatest of Them All  Teenage 1008 1957
4 - The Five Bells - Please Remember My Heart   Stolper 100
5 - The Mello-Drops - I Want Your Love Imperial Unreleased
6 - The Crystals - Squeeze Me Baby   Luna 101 1954
7 - The Gazelles - Pretty Baby, Baby   Gotham 315 1956
8 - The Five Hollywood Blue Jays - So Worried  Recorded In Hollywood 185 1951
9 - The Hornets - Crying Over You   Flash 125  1957
10 - The Billy Dawn Quartet - You Will Always Find Me True Firefly 332  
11 - The Gems - The Darkest Night   Drexel 909 1956
12 - The Love Notes - Treat Me Right   
13 - The Dukes - COme On And Rock    Imperial (Unreleased)
14 - The Shadows - Bop-Alena    Delta 1509  1958
15 - The Belvederes - We Two   Baton 217 1955
16 - The True-Tones - Why Oh Why   
17 - The Bombers - Two Time Heart   Orpheus 1105  1956
18 - The Marylanders - Good Old 99   Jubilee 5114  1953

Your new download link:

The original post is here:

Some good stuff on this volume! Thanks Joan!

Monday, 23 February 2015

Joan Spins Again - Volume 1 (re-up)

In response to a request, here is a re-up of "Joan Selects - Volume 1". The remaining three volumes will be re-upped later in the week.

This second series of compilations by Joan consisted of short LP length selections of vintage R&B. There are just 18 tracks here, but, hey, they're all killer, etc. I would like to state here and now that "535" by The Dreamers is one humungous piece of rockin' rhythm 'n' blues. Download and hear for yourselves!

The original post with label shots, etc can be read here:

And here is your new download link:


01 The Flamingos - Get With It - Parrot 811 1955
02 The Derbys - Night After Night - Mercury 71437  1957
03 The Sonnets - Angel Of My Dreams - Lane 501  March 1958
04 The Winners - Can This Be Love - Rainbow 331  1956
05 The Dreamers - 535 - Grand 131  1955
06 The L' Cap-Tans - The Bells Ring Out - Hollywood 1092  1958
07 The Scale-Tones - Dreamin and Dreamin - Jay-Dee 810 1956
08 The Senders - I Dream Of You Night After Night - Kent 320 1959
09 The Hollyhocks - You For Me  - Nasco 6001 1957
10 The Castros - Is It Right - Lasso 502 1959
11 The Thrills - Ain't Got The Money To Pay For This Drink - JAB 103 June 1956
12 The Radars - You Belong To Me - Abbey 3025
13 The Goldentones - Little Island Girl - Hush 101  1959
14 The Swallows - Will You Be Mine - King 4458  1951
15 The Corsairs - Rock, Lilly, Rock - Hytone 110 1958 
16 The Radiants - Joyce - Chess Demo, unreleased 1962
17 The Native Boys - Native Girl - Modern 939 1954
18 The Wrens - What Makes You Do The Things You Do - Rama 184 1955

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Maxwell Davis And His Tenor Sax (re-up)

This is the final LP in the Aladdin "... and His Tenor Sax" series. As with the previous LPs in this series, "Maxwell Davis And His Tenor Sax" underwent various changes, first appearing as a 10" album in 1954, then a 12" album in 1956 and then re-appearing on the Score budget label with a new title, "Blue Tango", in 1957. This is an extended 1980s release on the UK / Danish Official label.

The full story of the various incarnations of this LP, along with an outline of the career of Maxwell Davis can be read on the original post here:

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Side 1:
1. Blue Tango
2. Popsicle
3. Blue Shuffle
4. Glory Of Love
5. Hey, Good Lookin'
6. Joe Louis Story Theme
7. Gomain Nasai (Forgive Me)
8. Ooh!

Side 2:
1. Hey Boy
2. C'est Si Bon
3. Look Sharp
4. Strange Sensation
5. Kiss Me Again
6. Hot Point
7. No Other Love
8. Charmaine

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Lester Young And His Tenor Sax Volume1 (re-up)

Today's re-up is another LP from the Aladdin "... and his Tenor Sax" series. Like the Illinois Jacquet and Lynn Hope albums, this LP originally appeared as a 10" LP in 1954, but this time around the 1956 reissue as a 12" LP was spread over 2 volumes. Back in July 2010 I "reconstructed" Volume 1 of "Lester Young and his Tenor Sax" by ripping the tracks from a couple of old second hand / charity shop vinyl compilations, so you still get that authentic click and hiss, although not from a reissue of the original LP!

The original 2010 post is here:

It contains a more detailed look at the various issues of this album, label and cover scans sent in by Joan K and other kindly people, and a full run down on the tracks - when, where and who, plus original release. All of the tracks were originally released as 78 rpm singles on Philo / Aladdin.

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1. D.B. Blues
2. Lester Blows Again
3. These Foolish Things
4. Jumpin' At Mesner's
5. It's Only A Paper Moon
6. After You've Gone
7. Lover Come Back To Me
8. Jammin' With Lester
9. You're Driving Me Crazy
10. New Lester Leaps In
11. She's Funny That Way
12. Lester's Be Bop Boogie
13. S.M. Blues

This is the running order of the original "Volume 1" album, but I'm not sure where the divide between Side 1 and Side 2 should be! Can anyone help?

Friday, 20 February 2015

Illinois Jacquet And His Tenor Sax (re-up)

A 1983 Pathe Marconi reissue of an album originally released by Aladdin as a 10 incher in 1954 and then as a twelve incher in 1956. This was originally posted on Be Bop Wino in October 2009. Illinois Jacquet was an important figure in the development of both jazz and R&B tenor saxophone. His wild performance on the live cut of "Blues" from the first Jazz At The Philharmonic concert is probably the root of the honking and squealing R&B tenor sax.

"Flying Home, Parts 1 and 2" was the first disc issued on the Mesner Brothers' Philo label in 1945. "Uptown Boogie" / "Throw It Out Of Your Mind Baby" was the second issue on the label which was later renamed Aladdin. All other tracks on this LP were recorded in 1947. For more information on Illinois Jacquet and these recordings please read the original post here:

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Side 1
1. Flying Home, Part 1
2. Flying Home, Part 2
3. Uptown Boogie
4. Throw It Out Of Your Mind Baby
5. For Europeans Only
6. Big Dog
7. You Left Me All Alone
8. Jivin' With Jack The Bellboy
9. Blow Illinois Blow

Side 2
1. Illinois Blows The Blues
2. Goofin' Off
3. Riffin' With Jacquet
4. Don't Push Daddy
5. Sahara Heat
6. It's Wild
7. Destination Moon
8. For Truly
9. I Surrender Dear

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Lynn Hope And His Tenor Sax (re-up)

Re-upped from October 2009. This is a 1983 Pathe Marconi issue of an LP originally put out by Aladdin as a 10" album way back in 1954. Aladdin issued 3 other LPs in a short "... and his Tenor Sax" series in the 1950s - the other artists featured being Illinois Jacquet, Maxwell Davis and Lester Young. 1980s versions of these LPs appeared on Be Bop Wino years ago and more re-ups with new links may be in the pipeline ...

This has been one of my favourite tenor sax LPs for 30 years. The sound quality is excellent and while there is no wild honking on display, there's lots of exotica-tinged sax stylings for the discerning R&B and even striptease jazz fan.

The original post from October 2009 can be read here:


Click the link to board the Be Bop Wino Way-Back Time Machine and get the lowdown on the Maharajah of the Saxophone.

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Side 1
1. Tenderly
2. Driftin' (Goin' Home)
3. Hope, Skip And Jump
4. Blue Moon
5. Blues For Anna Bacoa
6. Eleven Til Two
7. Miserlou

Side 2
1. Blow Lynn Blow
2. Move It
3. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
4. South Of The Border
5. September Song
6. Summertime
7. The Scrunch