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Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Wynonie Harris - Playful Baby




Released in 1986, this was the third Wynonie Harris LP to be issued on Route 66. It follows the pattern of “Oh Babe!” with the first half devoted to mid 1940s sides released on Apollo and Aladdin, and the second half given over to King sides from the late 1940s and early 1950s.

This LP was released in a gatefold sleeve which had the complete text and photos from a Wynonie Harris interview for TAN magazine in 1954. There is also a memoir by Velda Shannon who knew Wynonie from the late 1920s in Omaha until his final years in 1960s Los Angeles.

Ripped from vinyl at 320 kbps.

Download from here:

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The Tracks:

with Oscar Pettiford and his All Stars, Los Angeles, September 1945:

1. I Gotta Lyin' Woman (Apollo 387)

with Johnnie Alston and his All Stars, Los Angeles, December 1945:

2. Playful Baby (Apollo 372)

with Oscar Pettiford and his All Stars, Los Angeles, September 1945:

3. Rebecca's Blues (Apollo 387)

with Johnnie Alston and his All Stars, Los Angeles, December 1945:

4. Take Me Out Of The Rain (Apollo 381)

with Oscar Pettiford and his All Stars, Los Angeles, September 1945:

5. Everybody's Boogie (Apollo 378)

with Johnnie Alston and his All Stars, Los Angeles, December 1945:

6. Papa Tree Top (Apollo 372)

with the Hot Lips Page Band, Cincinnati, December 1947:

7. Lollipop Mama (King 4226)

Wynonie “Mr. Blues” Harris and his All-Stars, New York City, July 1947:

8. Ghost Of A Chance (Aladdin, 196)

with the Todd Rhodes Orchestra, Cincinnati, January 1952:

9. Married Women - Stay Married (King 4526)

with the Lucky Millinder Orchestra, New York City, June 1952:

10. Do It Again, Please (King 4555)

with the Sonny Thompson band, New York City, October 1950:

11. Triflin' Woman (King 4415)

with the Lucky Millinder Orchestra, New York City, June 1952:

12. Night Train (King 4555)

with the Sonny Thompson band, Cincinnati, November 1952:

13. Bring It Back (King 4593)

Wynonie Harris, New York City, September 1953:

14. Nearer My Love To Thee (King 4668)

with the Sonny Thompson band, Cincinnati, November 1954:

15. Git With The Grits (King 4814)
16. Good Mambo Tonight (King 4774)

3 comments:

Andrey said...

A big particular thanks for the sleeve scans! What a great read.
Do you have the 3rd platter?

boogiewoody said...

Sorry I don't have the other Wynonie LP on Route 66. It was called "Mr. Blues Is Coming To Town" - released in 1977.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this!

I had a couple Wynonie CDs put out in the 1990s. Great stuff.