The Record Collection

Various Artists: Stompin’ At The Savoy – The Original Indie-Label 1944-1961

Savoy Jazz SVY 17446

Track list:

Disc 1: Harlem Nocturne 1944-1947 (SVY 19435)

01. Uncle Sam Blues – Hot Lips Page
02. Pete Brown’s Boogie – Pete Brown Quintette
03. Hey Lawdy Mama – Miss Rhapsody
04. If Money Grew On Trees – The Toppers
05. S.K. Blues Parts 1 & 2 – Joe Turner
06. Evil Gal Blues – Albina Jones
07. I Ain’t Mad At You, Pretty Baby – Gatemouth Moore
08. Prisoner Of Love – Billy Eckstine And His Orchestra
09. Harlem Nocturne – Johnny Otis
10. Slim’s Jam – Slim Gaillard & His Orchestra
11. Atomic Boogie – Pete Johnson All Stars
12. Weddin’ Day Blues – Cousin Joe
13. My Gal’s A Jockey – Joe Turner
14. Open The Door, Richard Parts 1 & 2 – Dusty Fletcher
15. Take The Hands Off The Clock – Tiny Bradshaw & His Orchestra
16. Midnight In The Barrel House – Johnny Otis
17. Thriller Diller Poppa – Benny Roberts Orchestra
18. Write Me A Letter – The Ravens
19. Thirty Five Thirty – Paul Williams Sextet
20. My Good Pott – Doc Pomus
21. We’re Gonna Rock, We’re Gonna Roll – (Wild) Bill Moore

Disc 2: Red Hot Blues 1948-1951 (SVY 19436)

01. Corn Bread – Hal Singer Sextet
02. My Fault – Brownie McGhee
03. Fat Stuff Boogie – Beale Street Gang
04. Red Hot Blues – T.J. Fowler And His Rockin’ Jump Band
05. The Huckle-Buck – Paul Williams & His Hucklebuckers
06. I’ll Always Be In Love With You – The X-rays
07. Deacon’s Hop – Deacon McNeely & His Blue Jays
08. Rickey’s Blues – The Ravens
09. Sure Like To Run – King Carl
10. Cheatin’ Women – Kansas City Jimmy
11. Double Crossing Blues – Johnny Otis & Little Esther
12. If It’s So Baby – The Robins
13. Cupid’s Boogie – Little Esther & Mel Walker
14. Rockin’ Blues – Johnny Otis Orchestra
15. Straighten Him Out – Marilyn Scott
16. I Will Wait – The Four Buddies
17. Helen’s Advice – Helen Humes
18. Atlanta Boogie – Tommy Brown And His Orchestra
19. Stacked Deck – Billy Wright
20. All Nite Long – Johnny Otis Orchestra
21. I Want To Rock – Miss Sharecropper (Laverne Baker)

Disc 3: Things Have Changed 1951-1955 (SVY 19437)

01. Good Lovin’ – H-Bomb Ferguson
02. Easy, Easy Baby – Varetta Dillard
03. Keyhole Blues – Eddie Mack
04. Got Nobody to Tell – T.J. Fowler/Calvin Frazier
05. Forgive Me Baby – Elmo Nelson/Henry Hayes Orchestra
06. My Kind of Woman – Emitt Slay Trio
07. I Wanna Know – Dolly Cooper/Hal Singer Orchestra
08. Beggin’ at Your Mercy – Earl Johnson
09. Mercy Mister Percy – Varetta Dillard
10. Little Daddy – Big Bertha
11. Darlene – The Dreams
12. That Ain’t Right – Jimmy Crawford/Frank Motley & His Crew
13. Let’s Make Love Tonight – Lee Allen Orchestra/Earl Williams
14. Don’t Drop It – Wilbert Harrison
15. Johnny Has Gone – Varetta Dillard
16. Things Have Changed – Stick McGhee
17. Don’t Be Angry – Nappy Brown
18. Chop, Chop, Ching-a-Ling – Roamers
19. Don’t Cry Baby – Little Jimmy Scott
20. Is It Really You? – Nappy Brown
21. Rocking Boy – Chuz Alfred & His Combo

Disc 4: Hot Rod 1955-1961 (SVY 19438)

01. Pack, Shack And Stack – Billy Nelson & The Five Wings
02. Anna Mae – Brownie McGhee
03. Hot Rod – Hal Singer And His Orchestra
04. Just Leave It To Me – The Debutantes
05. Shake Me Up, Baby – Little Terry
06. Candy – Big Maybelle
07. Why Did You Make Me Cry? – The Cubs
08. Stop, Don’t Go – Annie Laurie
09. Little By Little – Nappy Brown
10. Rib Joint – Sammy Price
11. Bad Boy – The Jive Bombers
12. I Got A Rock & Roll Gal – Billy Lamont
13. The Right Time – Nappy Brown
14. Bad Times – Billy Hope & The Bad Men
15. Going Back To Orleans – Jesse & Buzzy
16. Blues Early, Early, Pts. 1 & 2 – Big Maybelle
17. You Better Believe – The Gay Poppers
18. Honky Tonk Caboose – Sammy Price
19. Mind On Loving – Little Danny
20. Step Up And Rescue Me – Faye Adams
21. Nobody – Sammy Cotton

Compiled By – David Booth
Engineer [Re-issue], Mastered By [Re-issue] – Paul Reid III
Executive Producer – Joshua Sherman
Producer [Original Sessions] – Fred Mendelsohn, Herb Abramson, Herman Lubinsky, Lee Magid, Ozzie Cadena, Ralph Bass, Teddy Ring

‘In the face of impossible odds, a legendary music man (Herman Lubinsky) had a legendary vision for a new kind of record label.
In its golden period Savoy discovered and produced artists that would define the sound of R&B for their generation and set the stage for modern music.
These four albums contain hot records and re-discovered treasures whose energy and passion make them timeless classics!’

Overview via Allmusic (Thom Jurek):

“This four-disc overview of Savoy Records masterful achievement in issuing jump blues, R&B, doo wop, and proto-rock and soul records is one handsome collection.
There are 84 tracks spanning the years 1944 (two years after Savoy went into business) and ending in 1961.
While the majority of cuts were originally issued on Savoy, there are more than a few that come form one of Savoy’s acquisitions — of National in 1957.
Here, the relative unknowns, such as Miss Sharecropper, the Dreams, and Chuz Alfred are side by side with Hot Lips Page, Billy Eckstine, Joe Turner, Doc Pomus, Wild Bill Moore, Nappy Brown, Jimmy Scott, and Big Maybelle just to mention a few.
The first three discs here are arranged from 1944-’47, 1948-’51 1951-’55, 1955-’61 and are governed simply by subjective selection.
The re-mastered sound is fine, warm and true and the liners annotate each track in detail.
Savoy has been issuing compilation CDs for a long time now, but they’ve never done anything as fine as this — especially for the budget price.”

4xCD Box Set (2004): Savoy Jazz – SVY 17446

SVY 19435 – Harlem Nocturne 1944-1947
SVY 19436 – Red Hot Blues 1948-1951
SVY 19437 – Things Have Changed 1951-1955
SVY 19438 – Hot Rod 1955-1961

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