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A popular band in the Detroit area throughout the late 1940s and early 1950s including several musicians that would become associated on sessions with the early Tamla/Motown organisation. Singer Kitty Stevenson was the mother of Motown's first A&R head, William "Mickey" Stevenson. All four quantifiable hits in their heyday have been included: "Blues For The Red Boy" (#4 on the Billboard Race Records (R&B) chart in 1948) "Pot Likker" (#3 on the Billboard Race Records (R&B) chart in 1949) "Page Boy Shuffle" (#7 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1949) "Lovin' Machine" (#5 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1952)Largely an instrumental outfit of seasoned jazz and blues players, this set has been compiled to spotlight the great singers who recorded with the band, from the well-known Lavern Baker, Wynonie Harris, Dave Bartholomew and Lonnie Johnson to the more obscure Louie Saunders, Pinocchio James, Emmitt Slay and Connie Allen; the latter infamous for the risqué "Rocket 69", while Wynonie suggests "Keep On Churnin' ('Til The Butter Comes)" and his final hit, "Lovin' Machine". A handful of important instrumentals have been included including the opener "Blues For The Red Boy" which was retitled "Blues For Moondog" and used as an early theme to introduce the radio broadcasts of the legendary Alan Freed. Also included to end the selection is the superb "Page Boy Shuffle" which was reissued in 1949 when acquired by King Records who mistakenly credited the track to Joe Thomas. It hit the R&B chart that year with the wrong credit and continues to be misattributed, including the decades of being a sound-system hit in Jamaica!
A popular band in the Detroit area throughout the late 1940s and early 1950s including several musicians that would become associated on sessions with the early Tamla/Motown organisation. Singer Kitty Stevenson was the mother of Motown's first A&R head, William "Mickey" Stevenson. All four quantifiable hits in their heyday have been included: "Blues For The Red Boy" (#4 on the Billboard Race Records (R&B) chart in 1948) "Pot Likker" (#3 on the Billboard Race Records (R&B) chart in 1949) "Page Boy Shuffle" (#7 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1949) "Lovin' Machine" (#5 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1952)Largely an instrumental outfit of seasoned jazz and blues players, this set has been compiled to spotlight the great singers who recorded with the band, from the well-known Lavern Baker, Wynonie Harris, Dave Bartholomew and Lonnie Johnson to the more obscure Louie Saunders, Pinocchio James, Emmitt Slay and Connie Allen; the latter infamous for the risqué "Rocket 69", while Wynonie suggests "Keep On Churnin' ('Til The Butter Comes)" and his final hit, "Lovin' Machine". A handful of important instrumentals have been included including the opener "Blues For The Red Boy" which was retitled "Blues For Moondog" and used as an early theme to introduce the radio broadcasts of the legendary Alan Freed. Also included to end the selection is the superb "Page Boy Shuffle" which was reissued in 1949 when acquired by King Records who mistakenly credited the track to Joe Thomas. It hit the R&B chart that year with the wrong credit and continues to be misattributed, including the decades of being a sound-system hit in Jamaica!
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Your Mouth Got A Hole In It: 1947-1957 (Uk)
Artist: Todd Rhodes
Format: CD
New: Available $20.00
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DISC: 1

1. Todd Rhodes Orchestra - Blues for the Red Boy
2. Todd Rhodes ; His Toddlers - Pot Likker
3. Kitty Stevenson with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - Good Man
4. Wynonie Harris with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - Keep on Churnin'
5. Louie Saunders with Todd Rhodes ; His Orchestra - Walkie Talkie
6. Lavern Baker with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - Lost Child
7. Lonnie Johnson with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - You Can't Buy Love
8. Dave Bartholomew with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - in the Alley
9. Connie Allen with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - Rocket 69
10. Emmit Slay with Todd Rhodes ; His Toddlers - Beulah
11. Kitty Stevenson with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - I Shouldn't Cry (But I Do)
12. Lavern Baker with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - Pig Latin Blues
13. Wynonie Harris with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - Here Comes the Night
14. Pinocchio James with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - Your Mouth Got a Hole in It
15. Kitty Stevenson with Todd Rhodes ; His Toddlers - That's the Guy for Me
16. Todd Rhodes Orchestra - Gin, Gin, Gin
17. Wynonie Harris with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - Lovin' Machine
18. Lonnie Johnson with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - I'm Guilty
19. Connie Allen with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - Your Daddy's Doggin' Around
20. Lavern Baker with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - Must I Cry Again
21. Emmit Slay with Todd Rhodes ; His Toddlers - Looky Ploot
22. Wynonie Harris with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - My Playful Baby's Gone
23. Dave Bartholomew with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - the Golden Rule
24. Kitty Stevenson with Todd Rhodes ; His Toddlers - It Ain't Right
25. Louie Saunders with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - That Ain't Right
26. Lonnie Johnson with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - Can't Sleep Anymore
27. Sadie Madison with Todd Rhodes Orchestra - Let-Down Blues
28. Andre Williams (MR Rhythm) ; the Don Juans with Todd Rhodes ; His Orchestra - You Are My Sunshine
29. Todd Rhodes Orchestra - Hog Maw and Cabbage Slaw
30. Todd Rhodes ; His Toddlers - Page Boy Shuffle

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A popular band in the Detroit area throughout the late 1940s and early 1950s including several musicians that would become associated on sessions with the early Tamla/Motown organisation. Singer Kitty Stevenson was the mother of Motown's first A&R head, William "Mickey" Stevenson. All four quantifiable hits in their heyday have been included: "Blues For The Red Boy" (#4 on the Billboard Race Records (R&B) chart in 1948) "Pot Likker" (#3 on the Billboard Race Records (R&B) chart in 1949) "Page Boy Shuffle" (#7 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1949) "Lovin' Machine" (#5 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1952)Largely an instrumental outfit of seasoned jazz and blues players, this set has been compiled to spotlight the great singers who recorded with the band, from the well-known Lavern Baker, Wynonie Harris, Dave Bartholomew and Lonnie Johnson to the more obscure Louie Saunders, Pinocchio James, Emmitt Slay and Connie Allen; the latter infamous for the risqué "Rocket 69", while Wynonie suggests "Keep On Churnin' ('Til The Butter Comes)" and his final hit, "Lovin' Machine". A handful of important instrumentals have been included including the opener "Blues For The Red Boy" which was retitled "Blues For Moondog" and used as an early theme to introduce the radio broadcasts of the legendary Alan Freed. Also included to end the selection is the superb "Page Boy Shuffle" which was reissued in 1949 when acquired by King Records who mistakenly credited the track to Joe Thomas. It hit the R&B chart that year with the wrong credit and continues to be misattributed, including the decades of being a sound-system hit in Jamaica!
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