Rhythm Blues Queens 7" EP PACK
Rhythm Blues Queens 7" EP PACK
Little Esther, Ella Johnson, Tiny Topsy, Big Mama Thornton, Annisteen Allen, Dolly Cooper
Set of 6 Vinyl EP - El Toro Records
Date: 2021 november
Label: El Toro Records
Format: Pack 6 Vinyl EPs
Artist: Little Esther, Ella Johnson, Tiny Topsy, Big Mama Thornton, Annisteen Allen, Dolly Cooper
Style: Rock'n'Roll, Female, Rhythm'n'Blues
ET-15.137 – ANNISTEEN ALLEN - G'WAN 'BOUT YOUR BIZNESS
A long-term tunester with Lucky Millinder's swing ork, Annisteen Allen has been no stranger to the R&B charts with hits such as "I'll Never Be Free", "I'm Waiting Just For You" and ""Baby, I'm Doin' it!". Having taken a solo flight she has since been teamed with ace arrangers Howard Biggs and Sy Oliver to offer these four rockers sure to please the bobby soxers...and listen out for the new version of 'Fujiyama Mama' by Wanda Jackson!
A1. G'wan About Your Business
A2. I've Got Troubles
B1. Fujiyama Mama
B2. Rough Lover
ET-15.138 – BIG MAMA THORNTON - JUST LIKE A DOG
The fearsome Willie Mae Thornton topped the R&B chart in 1953 with her "Hound Dog" which has been resurrected again for the rock 'n' roll crowd in recent months. This latest EP presents four of Big Mama's more recent tracks for the Peacock people in her own inimitable bluesy style.
A1. Just Like a Dog (Barking Up the Wrong Tree)
A2. My Man Called Me
B1. Stop A-Hoppin' On Me
B2. I Smell a Rat
ET-15.139 – DOLLY COOPER - TELL ME, TELL ME
Performing as Baby Doll with Bill Campbell's Blue Notes for many years post war, Thelma "Dolly" Cooper earned her position as a much-loved Big Apple tunester and was snapped up by the Savoy people earlier in the 1950s. She has now signed with Buck Ram's agency and made a string of fine platters with both Modern and Dot on both coasts, backed by steller saxmen Maxwell Davis and Sam "The Man" Taylor, as evidenced by this scintillating selection.
A1. My Man
A2. Ay La Bah
B1. Tell Me, Tell Me
B2. Big Rock Inn
ET-15.140 - TINY TOPSY - AW! SHUCKS BABY
Known to her mother as Otha Lee Moore, the small-but-mighty "Tiny Topsy" has been a fixture of the Windy City blues scene for several years and has now been inked by Ralph Bass for presentation on his Federal label. Backed by Otis Williams' Charms and Cincinnati's finest musicians, these 1957 recordings will be sure to please her many fans and all lovers of the big beat.
A1. Aw! Shucks Baby
A2. You Shocked Me
B1. Come On, Come On, Come On (With The Charms)
B2. Miss You So
ET-15.141 – ELLA JOHNSON - BRING IT HOME
A well-loved featured singer with big brother Buddy's ork, Miss Ella Johnson has been a constant visitor to the best-seller lists for over a decade with songs such as "When My Man Comes Home", "That's the Stuff You Gotta Watch" and "Hittin' on Me". Her unique style has now made a hit with the flat-top crowd with "Bring it Home to Me" entering the R&B Top Ten tunes, featured here with three other cool, cool spools.
A1. What a Day!
A2. No More Love
B1. They Don't Want me to Rock No More
B2. Bring It Home to Me
ET-15.142 – LITTLE ESTHER – T'AIN'T WHATCHA SAY...
Discovered by legendary band-leader Johnny Otis in 1949, little Esther Mae Jones found fame with that great band on a slew of chart hits in the early part of the decade for the Savoy label. All growed up now, Little Esther has decided to go it alone and has been pacted in recent years to Decca Records and has also returned to the hit-making Savoy company for a series of releases displaying her mature style backed by the cream of the Big Apple sessioneers.
A1. Talkin' All Out My Head
A2. Please Don't Send Me
B1. If It's News To You
B2. T'ain't Whatcha Say It's Whatcha Do