King Curtis

Trouble In Mind + It's Party Time (263430)

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Trouble In Mind + It's Party Time

King Curtis

Hoo Doo Records

8436542012249

HOO 134781

263430

RHYTHM AND BLUES

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CD 8,26 €

2 LPs ON 1 CD + 4 BONUS TRACKS

From the time he blew into the Big Apple in the ‘50s until his tragic death in 1971, King Curtis dominated the New York R&B studio scene with his tough Texas tenor and occasional alto and soprano saxophone work. This quintessential release presents two of Curtis’ finest LPs: Trouble in Mind (his only recordings as a blues singer) and It’s Party Time.

Both albums were originally issued by the Tru-Sound label in 1961, and have been remastered and packaged together in this very special collector’s edition, which also includes 4 bonus tracks from the same period. All of these great tracks – recorded by the legendary engineer Rudy Van Gelder – feature a virtual who’s who of fabulous musicians from the New York City scene, including Sam “The Man” Taylor, Al Casey, Paul Griffin, Ernie Hayes, Belton Evans, and three former Raelettes as backing vocalists (who billed themselves as The Cookies), among others.

PERSONNEL:

KING CURTIS, vocals, guitar and saxophone, plus:

Al Casey, Mac Pierce (guitar)
Jimmy Lewis (bass)
Paul Griffin (piano)
Ernie Hayes (organ)
Belton Evans (drums)
Sam “The Man” Taylor (saxophone)
The Cookies (female backing vocals),

Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder. New Jersey, 1961.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

TROUBLE IN MIND
01. TROUBLE IN MIND 3:02
02. JIVIN’ TIME 4:50
03. NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN
03. YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT 3:26
04. BAD, BAD WHISKEY 2:07
05. I HAVE TO WORRY 2:43
06. WOKE UP THIS MORNING 2:53
07. BUT THAT’S ALRIGHT 2:31
08. AIN’T NOBODY’S BUSINESS IF I DO 3:08
09. DON’T DECEIVE ME (PLEASE DON’T GO) 2:59
10. DEEP FRY 8:07

IT’S PARTY TIME
11. FREE FOR ALL 4:12
12. EASY LIKE 3:54
13. HOT SAXES 2:17
14. I’LL WAIT FOR YOU 2:19
15. THE PARTY TIME TWIST 2:23
16. LOW DOWN 2:37
17. KEEP MOVIN’ 2:08
18. (LET’S DO) THE HULLY GULLY TWIST 2:14
19. SLOW MOTION 2:59
20. FIREFLY 2:32
21. SOMETHING FRANTIC 2:29

BONUS TRACKS
22. JAY WALK 2:40
23. THE LONE PRAIRIE 2:09
24. THE FLY 2:28
25. THE PEPPERMINT TWIST 2:13

TOTAL TIME: 75:14