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Those Rhythm & Blues 1948-1960 (Uk)
Artist: King Kolax
Format: CD


Rel. Date: 02/17/2023
UPC: 604988323023

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1. Back Door Blues
2. Straight Woman Blues
3. Lonesome Man Blues
4. Why Don't They Tell Me?
5. She's Funny That Way
6. Side Man
7. Every Day I Have The Blues
8. 40 Cups Of Coffee
9. Fool Burro
10. Love Is A Pain
11. No Need Of Your Crying
12. I Could, But I Won't
13. Sorrento
14. Stomp ; Whistle
15. Ebony Chant
16. What Have You Done To Me
17. Right Now
18. Push Out
19. Vivian
20. Goodnite Blues
21. Those Rhythm And Blues
22. H2o
23. Time
24. Sleeping In An Ocean Of Tears
25. They Call Her Rosalie
26. Real Small Town
27. Don't Look Now

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King Kolax, born William Little in 1912 is the subject of the next instalment in Jasmine's series of "backroom boys of jazz, blues and R&B". From early days he built himself a reputation as a trumpet player but was able to handle a vocal or two. This collection starts with both sides of a very rare 78 on Joe's Brown's short lived Opera label showing Kolax's ability as a blues singer. He & his orchestra stayed with Brown for two more releases this time on J. O. B. before they backed Joe Williams with his self overdubbed version of "Everyday I Have the Blues" the Chess Brothers issued on their Checker label. Still on Checker Danny Overbea "pops" up with his original version of "40 Cups of Coffee" before Bill Haley & the Comets got their hands on it. Mabel Scott's latin-themed "Fool Burro" follows featuring Kolax on trumpet & Red Saunders on percussion before Rudy Green's given a couple of Chances. Then there's four more Overbea Checker titles including his Italian version of "Sorrento". Kolax next appears on VeeJay and of the eight titles recorded two were not issued at the time and four appeared later on a French Top Rank LP, all eight are issued together on CD for the first time and includes "Those Rhythm & Blues" with Calvin Carter, the A&R head & brother of label owner Vivian Carter, who impersonates a female fan who wants to hear "those crazy rhythm 'n' blues. " The misterioso latin instrumental "Vivian" was probably named after Vivian Carter. The disc ends with four rare tracks from the late 50s all with a more modern feeling.