Love Billy Red- Gee I Wish
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Love Billy Red- Gee I Wish
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 BEAR FAMILY has carved out an amazing niche: issuing CDs by SUN RECORDS artists who didn't record enough for SUN to fill a CD. This time, it's Billy Love, and his story fills a void in the story of Memphis music. Love was SUN's R&B session pianist and led Rosco Gordon's road band for some years. In and out of the forces, in and out of employment, in and out of jazz clubs, and in and out of the attention of law enforcement officers, Billy Love led a full, short, frustrating and strange life. But in his singing, songwriting, arranging and piano playing he was up there with the best.

It contains twenty six high class boogie, blues and R&B sides recorded between 1951 and 1954 by Sam Phillips at SUN RECORDS. Includes all 4 Billy 'Red' Love sides recorded by SUN and issued by CHESS RECORDS in 1951 and '52 including the extremely rare, never before reissued - My Teddy Bear Baby / Poor Man. Few collectors have even SEEN this record!

Includes Love's classic recording of Juiced, issued under the name of Jackie Brenston as the follow up to Rocket 88, plus both sides of the SUN single that never was - Hey Now / Way After Midnight. Includes the rare promotional disc for Hart's Bakery in Memphis - Hart's Bread Boogie!

Includes 10 tracks not originally issued in the 1950s and 10 more tracks issued here for the first time. Features the cream of Memphis R&B musicians. The booklet by Martin Hawkins contains the first ever biography of Love's unusual career and amazing life, and contains rare photographs including the first ever solo shot of Billy Love!...............................

1. Gee I Wish (take 6)
2. Juiced
3. You're Gonna Cry
4. Drop Top
5. There's No Use
6. A Dream
7. My Teddy Bear Baby
8. Poor Man
9. Gee I Wish (take 2)
10. You Could Have Loved Me
11. Early In The Morning (take 2)
12. The News Is All Around Town (take 2)
13. If You Want To Make Me Happy (take 2)
14. Hey Now (take 1)
15. Way After Midnight (take 1)
16. Gee I Wish (take 3)
17. Blues Leave Me Alone (take 2)
18. Hart's Bread Boogie (take 2)
19. Early In The Morning (take 3)
20. Hey Now (take 2)
21. Way After Midnight (take 3)
22. The News Is All Around Town (take 1)
23. If You Want To Make Me Happy (take 1)
24. Blues Leave Me Alone (take 1)
25. Hart's Bread Boogie (take 3)
26. Gee I Wish (take 7)

 

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