Hadda Brooks – Blues, Boogies & Torch Ballads, 1945-1958

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Release Date:  2021

Label:  Jasmine Records

 

Track List

1. BLUSEN THE BOOGIE
2. SWINGIN’ THE BOOGIE
3. JUKE BOX BOOGIE
4. BULLY WULLY BOOGIE
5. YOU WON’T LET ME GO
6. THAT’S MY DESIRE
7. ROMANCE IN THE DARK
8. VARIETY BOUNCE
9. OUT OF THE BLUE
10. WHAT HAVE I DONE
11. I HADN’T ANYONE TILL YOU
12. HADDA’S BOOGIE
13. LAZY BOOGIE
14. ALL I NEED IS YOU
15. KEEP YOUR HAND ON YOUR HEART
16. IT HADDA BE BROOKS
17. I FEEL SO GOOD
18. TIME WAS WHEN
19. MY SONG
20. JUMP BACK HONEY
21. BROOKS BOOGIE
22. TRUST IN ME
23. THE THRILL IS GONE
24. ANYTIME, ANYPLACE, ANYWHERE
25. TEEN AGE BOOGIE
26. HONKY TONK BOOGIE
27. HIP SHAKIN’ BOOGIE

 

Notes

A powerful, versatile pianist with a smoky, sultry voice, perfectly suited to torch ballads, HADDA BROOKS’ boogie-woogie styled 78s were massive sellers on the US West Coast in the immediate post-WWII jukebox era, earning her the title ‘The Queen Of The Boogie’.

A classically-trained pianist, she’d previously worked with legendary tap-dance choreographer Willie Covan, rehearsing stars like Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Shirley Temple, and Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson.

This compilation presents Hadda at the very peak of her recording career, for Modern, London, OKeh and Crown, between 1945-58.

It features her R&B hits ‘That’s My Desire’, ‘Out Of The Blue’, ‘What Have I Done’, ‘Romance In The Dark’, and also ‘I Hadn’t Anyone Till You’, which she famously sang in the Humphrey Bogart film noir classic, In A Lonely Place.

An overview of her recorded output, encompassing piano boogies and vocals, this anthology includes all her hits and signature songs, the first time that this body of work has been thus assembled.

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