VA – The Ace Records Blues Story (2012)

VA - The Ace Records Blues Story (2012)
Artist: Various
Album: The Ace Records Blues Story
Label: Fuel 2000
Year Of Release: 2012
Quality: FLAC (tracks)

CD 1:
01. Frankie Lee Sims – Walking with Frankie
02. Sammy Myers – My Love Is Here To Stay
03. Elton Anderson – Shed so Many Tears
04. Lightnin’ Slim – Lightning Slim Boogie
05. Big Boy Crudup – I Wonder
06. Jesse Allen – Goodbye Blues
07. Fankie Lee Sims – Well Goodbye Baby
08. Earl King – My Love Is Strong
09. Mercy Baby – Silly Dilly Woman
10. Charles Brown – Love’s Like a River
11. Eddie Bo – I’m so Tired
12. Dave Dixon – I’m Not Satisfied
13. Joe Dyson – Looped
14. Al Collins – Shuckin Stuff
15. Bobby Marchan – Don’t Take Your Love Away from Me
16. Frankie Lee Sims – Hey Little Girl
17. Mercy Baby – Mercy’s Blues
18. Earl King – Mother Told Me Not to Go

CD 2:
01. Earl King – Those Lonely, Lonely Nights
02. Frankie Lee Sims – My Talk Didn’t Do No Good
03. Sammy Myers – Sleeping in the Ground
04. Elton Anderson – Roll on Train
05. Frankie Lee Sims – Misery Blues
06. Big Boy Crudup – My Baby Boogies All the Time
07. Lightnin’ Slim – Bad Feeling Blues
08. Billy Tate – Lifetime in Prison (Pt. 1)
09. Frankie Lee Sims – What Will Lucy Do?
10. Frankie Fair – Mean Mistreater
11. Dave Dixon – Feeling so Low
12. Jesse Allen – Baby Say You Will
13. Mercy Baby – Marked Deck
14. Frankie Lee Sims – I Warned You Baby
15. Al Collins – I Got the Blues for You
16. Earl King – It Must Have Been Love
17. Mercy Baby – Rock and Roll Baby
18. Frankie Lee Sims – She Likes to Boogie Real Low


Johnny Vincent founded Ace Records in 1955 after being laid off from his job as an A&R man at Specialty Records — he had also founded Champion Records earlier in the decade — and although he based his operations in Jackson, Mississippi, he was also very much in tune with the New Orleans R&B and blues scene, signing and releasing singles by several Crescent City artists, including Huey “Piano” Smith & the Clowns (“Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu”), Frankie Ford (“Sea Cruise”), and Jimmy Clanton (“Venus in Blue Jeans”). But Vincent had several Mississippi blues artists on his roster, too, including Arthur Crudup, Sam Myers, King Edward, Pat Brown, and Willie Clayton, among others, and Ace became one of Mississippi’s most successful labels in the ’50s and ’60s. This two-disc, 36-track set collects some of these rare blues cuts, including ten sides that are making their first appearance on CD.

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