Going Downtown- West Coast Blues Piano Greats
[Downtown2020]
$15.00

One of the Bay Area's finest songwriters & singers is featured prominently in this 24 track collection of rare & hard to find recordings from the West Coast.  Roy Hawkins sides for MODERN/ RPM have been collected on two ACE UK cd's. This collection features his as yet unreissued sides for DOWNTOWN label as well as the seldom reissued JD NICHOLSON.  Also included are the Fresno based SPIRE recordings of MERCY DEE WALTON and a few other rarities to spice it up including Haskell Sadler's first recording under the moniker COOL PAPA.................

 
1. AIN'T NO FAULT OF MINE The Hawk's Men (vcl Madison Little) (Cava-tone 253)
2. THEY RAIDED THE JOINT Roy Hawkins (Cava-tone 253)
3. POOR BOY Ulysses James (Cava-tone 250)
4. CHRISTMAS BLUES Roy Hawkins & His Four Jacks (Down Town 2018)
5. ROY'S BOOGIE Roy Hawkins & His Four Jacks (Down Town 2018)
6. IT'S TOO LATE TO CHANGE Roy Hawkins & His Four Jacks (Down Town 2020)
7. WEST EXPRESS Roy Hawkins & His Four Jacks (Down Town 2020)
8. FORTY JIVE Roy Hawkins & His Four Jacks (vcl Nobie Davis) (Down Town 2024)
9. I DON'T KNOW WHY Roy Hawkins & His Four Jacks (vcl Nobie Davis) (Down Town 2024)
10. STRANGE LAND Roy Hawkins & His Four Jacks (Down Town 2025)
11. QUARTER TO ONE Roy Hawkins & His Four Jacks (Down Town 2025)
12. EASY GOING MAGIC (Parts 1 & 2) Roy Hawkins & His Four Jacks (Down Town 2026)
13. SOUTH TOWN BOOGIE J.D. Nicholson (Courtney 119)
14. STRANGE WOMAN BLUES J.D. Nicholson (Courtney 119)
15. SWEET WOMAN BLUES J.D. Nicholson (Courtney 120)
16. '51 BOOGIE J.D. Nicholson (Elko 207)
17. LONESOME CABIN BLUES Mercy Dee (Spire 101)
18. BABA-DU-LAY FEVER (G.I. FEVER) Mercy Dee (Spire 101)
19. EVIL AND HANKY Mercy Dee (Spire 102)
20. TRAVELIN' ALONE BLUES Mercy Dee (Spire 102)
21. YOU BETTER CHANGE YOUR WAYS WOMAN! Cool Papa Smith & Orch. (Uptown 202)
22. CHRISTMAS BLUES Cool Papa Smith & Orch. (Uptown 202)
23. TOO LATE, BABY Groovy Trio (Groovy 101)
24. SQUEEZE MY BABY Groovy Trio (Groovy 101)

 

 
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