Earl King

More Than Gold (806170)

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More Than Gold

Earl King

Soul Jam

8436559466431

SOU 156187

806170

RHYTHM AND BLUES

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CD 8,26 €

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DIGIPACK SERIES

INCLUDES 4 BONUS TRACKS

One of the cornerstones of New Orleans blues and R&B, the great Earl King was a superb all-around singer, an unorthodox guitarist, and an inventive songwriter. He composed well-known standards such as “Come On” (which would later be covered by Jimi Hendrix on his album Electric Ladyland), “Those Lonely, Lonely Nights,” and “Big Chief” (Professor Longhair would record the most celebrated version of the latter song in 1964), just to name a few. King exemplified the funkier Crescent City sound of the time, too. This essential CD compiles all of the singles he made for the Imperial and Ace labels, between 1955 and 1962. This collector’s release also contains four additional sides by King from that period, cut for the small imprints Rex, Vin, and Post. All of these wonderful numbers form the building blocks of Earl King’s legendary musical legacy.

EARL KING, vocals and electric guitar, plus:

  • Lee Allen, Nat Perrillat (ts), Alvin “Red” Tyler (bs),
  • Dave Bartholomew (tp), Frank Fields, Edgar Blanchard (b),
  • Allen Toussaint, James Booker (p), Charles Williams (d),
  • among others

Recorded between 1955 and 1962.

TRACKS:

  • 01 COME ON [PARTS 1 & 2]
  • 02 LOVE ME NOW
  • 03 EVERYBODY’S CARRIED AWAY
  • 04 LITTLE GIRL
  • 05 IS EVERYTHING ALRIGHT
  • 06 THOSE LONELY, LONELY NIGHTS
  • 07 WELL’O WELL’O WELL’O BABY
  • 08 I’LL NEVER GET TIRED
  • 09 TRICK BAG
  • 10 BUDDY IT’S TIME TO GO
  • 11 THE THINGS THAT I USED TO DO
  • 12 I’LL TAKE YOU BACK HOME
  • 13 YOU CAN FLY HIGH
  • 14 COME ALONG WITH ME
  • 15 YOU BETTER KNOW
  • 16 MY LOVE IS STRONG
  • 17 MAMA AND PAPA
  • 18 YOU’RE MORE TO ME THAN GOLD
  • 19 THOSE LONELY, LONELY FEELINGS
  • 20 DON’T YOU KNOW YOU’RE WRONG
  • 21 BABY YOU CAN GET YOUR GUN
  • 22 IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE
  • 23 ALWAYS A FIRST TIME
  • 24 A CASE OF LOVE
  • 25 MOTHER TOLD ME NOT TO GO
  • 26 WE ARE JUST GOOD FRIENDS
  • 27 WEARY SILENT NIGHT
  • 28 I MET A STRANGER (*)
  • 29 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (*)
  • 30 DON’T CRY MY FRIEND (*)V
  • 31 DON’T YOU LOSE IT (*)
  • (*) BONUS TRACKS
  • TOTAL TIME: 78:59 Min.