Pee Wee Crayton

1960 Debut Album (600914)

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1960 Debut Album

Pee Wee Crayton

Soul Jam

8436559464871

SOU 152351

600914

BLUES

1

CD 8,26 €

INCLUDES 15 BONUS TRACKS

This essential CD contains the bluesman’s eponymous first long play, "Pee Wee Crayton", in its entirety. Originally issued in 1960 by Modern Records’ subsidiary Crown label, it has been long unavailable on CD. The album includes previous Modern recordings, some of them dating back to 1948. Featured here is a magnificent mix of emotional blues, jump tunes, electrifying boogies, and soulful ballads. Among the highlights you can find the opener “Texas Hop” – a jumpin’ instrumental with a rockin’ guitar solo and wailing sax, and the instrumental smash “Blues After Hours,” as well as great vocal numbers such as “California Women,” “Tired of Travelin’” and “My Everything,” among others.

In addition to the original album, this collector’s release presents 15 bonus tracks (featuring a variety of those great, hard to find sides issued by the Modern label between 1948 and 1952), including one of Crayton’s biggest hits, the sumptuous “I Love You So,” and the electrifying “Poppa Stoppa,” a guitar instrumental with exhilarating staccato picks on the high end of the neck. This set provides ample proof of Crayton’s stature as a significant bluesman, and an important exponent in the transition from the earliest electric blues to a harder R&B style.

PEE WEE CRAYTON, guitar and vocals, plus:

Bill Davis (bass), David Lee Johnson (piano),
Candy Johnson, Al “Cake” Wichard (drums),
Buddy Floyd (tenor saxophone),
among others.

Recorded in Los Angeles, between 1948 and 1952.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

01. TEXAS HOP
02. BLUES AFTER HOURS
03. PHONE CALL FROM MY BABY
04. TIRED OF TRAVELIN’
05. CALIFORNIA WOMEN
06. BLUES IN MY HEART
07. PEE WEE’S BOOGIE
08. OLD FASHIONED BABY
09. BLUES FOR MY BABY
10. MY EVERYTHING

BONUS TRACKS
11. POPPA STOPPA
12. CHANGE YOUR WAY OF LOVIN’
13. CENTRAL AVENUE BLUES
14. BOUNCE PEE WEE
15. BRAND NEW WOMAN
16. THINKIN’ OF YOU
17. COOL EVENING
18. I LOVE YOU SO
19. GOOD LITTLE WOMAN
20. HUCKLE BOOGIE
21. I’M STILL IN LOVE
WITH YOU
22. LOUELLA BROWN
23. BOOGIE WOOGIE UPSTAIRS
24. PLEASE COME BACK
25. ROCKIN’ THE BLUES

TOTAL TIME: 69:37 Min.