Huey Smith

Having a Good Time (670094)

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Having a Good Time

Huey Smith

Hoo Doo Records

8436559466622

HOO 156322

670094

RHYTHM AND BLUES

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CD 8,26 €

COLLECTOR´S DIGIPACK COLECTION

2 ORIGINAL ALBUMS ON 1 CD

INCLUDE 7 BONUS TRACKS

Huey “Piano” Smith stands tall as one of the major creators of New Orleans rhythm & blues, alongside fellow legends Dr. John, Fats Domino, Ernie K-Doe, and Allen Toussaint. A great pianist, singer, composer, arranger and producer, Smith created wonderful songs that became R&B classics, which hundreds of artists would later cover. Here you can find two of the fabulous albums Huey Smith released during the peak of his music career (backed by his vocal group The Clowns): the celebrated Having a Good Time (featuring the 1957 smash “Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu”), plus the underrated and long unavailable LP ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. These two long plays have been remastered and packaged together in this collector’s edition, which also contains 7 bonus tracks – including hard-to-find sides issued by the Ace and Imperial labels.

PERSONNEL:

  • HUEY “PIANO” SMITH: piano & vocals, plus:
  • THE CLOWNS: Bobby Marchan, John “Scarface” Williams, Gerri Hall, Roosevelt Wright, Francis Eugene Harris (vocals).
  • ALSO FEATURING:
  • Mac Rebennack, Earl King (guitar), Roland Cook (bass),
  • Charles“Hungry” Williams (drums), Lee Allen (tenor sax),
  • Alvin “Red” Tyler (baritone sax), among others..

Recorded in New Orleans (Louisiana) and Jackson (Mississippi), 1956-1962.

TRACKS:

HAVING A GOOD TIME

  • 01. ROCKING PNEUMONIA & THE BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU [PART 1 & 2]
  • 02 . LITTLE CHICKEE WAH WAH
  • 03. LITTLE LIZA JANE
  • 04. JUST A LONELY CLOWN
  • 05. HUSH YOUR MOUTH
  • 06. DON’T YOU KNOW YOCKOMO
  • 07. HAVIN’ A GOOD TIME
  • 08. DON’T YOU JUST KNOW IT
  • 09. WELL, I’LL BE JOHN BROWN
  • 10. EVERYBODY’S WHALIN’
  • 11. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
  • 12. WE LIKE BIRDLAND

    ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

  • 13. ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
  • 14 . WHITE CHRISTMAS BLUE
  • 15 . HAPPY NEW YEAR
  • 16. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
  • 17. SILENT NIGHT
  • 18. I WROTE TO SANTA CLAUS
  • 19. ALMOST TIME FOR SANTA
  • 20. ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SANTA CLAUS
  • 21. JINGLE BELLS
  • 22. DOING THE SANTA CLAUS

BONUS TRACKS

  • 23 . POP-EYE
  • 24. SCALD DOG
  • 25. SNAG-A-TOOTH JEANNIE
  • 26. SASSY SARA
  • 27. WHY DID I DO (WA-DO-DO)
  • 28. PSYCHO
  • 29. TALK TO ME BABY
  • TOTAL TIME: 78:59