New Breed Workin’ Blues With A Rhythm – Various Artists CD (Kent)

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1. THE TWITCH – Danny White
2. MY BABY’S GONE – Pee Wee Foster
3. CRUEL WORLD – “Roosevelt Powers”
4. I CAN’T EVEN ENJOY MY HOME – Big Charley & The Domans
5. YOU NEVER KNOW – BB King
6. (I BELIEVE) SOMETHING FUNNY IS GOING ON OR OTHER – Bertha Tillman
7. POOR BOY’S SONG – Lord Luther
8. I’VE GOT A FEELIN’ FOR YOU BABY – Nookie Boy
9. BOSSMAN – Dean Hawley
10. KEEP A HOLD ON HIM – Beatrice Lee
11. THESE TEARS (BRASS VERSION) – Mary Johnson
12. LUCKY GIRL – Joan Dovalle
13. STEAMBOAT – Arthur Grant & The Red Shoes
14. WORKIN’ MAN – Cool Papa Jarvis
15. REAL REAL LOVE – Ray Agee
16. WHAT DID I DO WRONG – The Ovations Feat Louis Williams
17. LET ME KNOW – Robbie Lee
18. BREAKING HEARTS – Varetta & The Thomases
19. PLAYBOY – Billy Ray
20. YES IT’S YOU – Big Boy Groves & Little Margie
21. BIG JOHN – Richard Berry
22. LOOKING FOR MY BABY – Music City Soul Brothers
23. TWISTIN’ SCHOOL – Little Betty
24. NOW WE MUST PART – Chet “Poison” Ivey

Weight 120 g
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New Breed Workin' Blues With A Rhythm

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Various Artists

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This Kent CD is aimed at R&B lovers who want to hear something new and a third of our tracks are debuting here.

Ace’s tapes and contacts are considerable. As well as new finds, we have looked through our collection assembled over the last forty years of catalogues. We found a rich vein of New Orleans R&B in the AFO vaults; we feature Nookie Boy’s 1962 release ‘I’ve Got A Feeling For You Baby’ alongside Robbie Lee’s ‘Let Me Know’, which only emerged during our fabulous 1990s “Gumbo Stew” CD series and a totally unknown tape of ‘Lucky Girl’ by Joan Dovalle which had evaded the earlier compilations. A further triumvirate of scorching sounds comes from the world of Cleveland Ohio indie blues labels. The barely known or recorded Pee Wee, Papa Jarvis and Big Charley & The Domans supply top-notch blues busters from the early 60s unheard since the studio date. Chet “Poison” Ivey takes that Crescent City approach to ‘Now We Must Part’, a recent tape find. From the same Arock/Sylvia New York stable come the nerve-tingling ‘Cruel World’ and an alternate version of the Buddy Lucas-penned ‘Steamboat’. More master tape magic can be heard on Mary Johnson’s R&B dance classic ‘These Tears’ which comes with added brass section and sax solo.

Apart from Robbie Lee’s ‘Let Me Know’, we have resurrected a couple of belters from earlier Ace CDs that may have been missed by New Breed fans. Lord Luther’s ‘Poor Boy’s Song’ is a great black pop number and loved by the Popcorn scene. Somewhat earlier and unheard until its Ace CD issue is ‘Yes It’s You’ by Big Boy Groves with Little Margie – another perfect track for retro-dancers.

From the singles of the 60s, we have Danny White’s super-groovy ‘The Twitch’, whose sexy French intro has made it a hit in hip-DJ circles around zee world. Varetta & The Thomases, Bertha Tillman, Beatrice Lee, Billy Ray, Little Betty and the Music City Soul Brothers provide the elusive tracks that singles collectors’ crave, as does Ray Agee with the compilation’s latest offering (1967) which features soulful traits not often associated with the bluesman. The normally soul-oozing Ovations, on the other hand, go R&B for once in their careers with ‘What Did I Do Wrong’; tellingly it stayed in the can until issued on CD. – Ace Records