Huey “Piano” Smith – Having A Good Time plus ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

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Description

Release Date:  2019

Label:  Hoodoo Records

 

Track List

HAVING A GOOD TIME

01. ROCKING PNEUMONIA & THE BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU [PART 1 & 2]
02 . LITTLE CHICKEE WAH WAH
03. LITTLE LIZA JANE
04. JUST A LONELY CLOWN
05. HUSH YOUR MOUTH
06. DON’T YOU KNOW YOCKOMO
07. HAVIN’ A GOOD TIME
08. DON’T YOU JUST KNOW IT
09. WELL, I’LL BE JOHN BROWN
10. EVERYBODY’S WHALIN’
11. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE12. WE LIKE BIRDLAND

‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

13. ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
14 . WHITE CHRISTMAS BLUE
15 . HAPPY NEW YEAR
16. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
17. SILENT NIGHT
18. I WROTE TO SANTA CLAUS
19. ALMOST TIME FOR SANTA
20. ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SANTA CLAUS
21. JINGLE BELLS
22. DOING THE SANTA CLAUS

BONUS TRACKS

23 . POP-EYE
24. SCALD DOG
25. SNAG-A-TOOTH JEANNIE
26. SASSY SARA
27. WHY DID I DO (WA-DO-DO)
28. PSYCHO
29. TALK TO ME BABY

 

Personnel

HUEY “PIANO” SMITH: piano & vocals, plus:

THE CLOWNS: Bobby Marchan, John “Scarface” Williams, Gerri Hall, Roosevelt Wright, Francis Eugene Harris (vocals).

ALSO FEATURING:
Mac Rebennack, Earl King (guitar), Roland Cook (bass),
Charles“Hungry” Williams (drums), Lee Allen (tenor sax),
Alvin “Red” Tyler (baritone sax), among others..

 

Notes

Recorded in New Orleans (Louisiana) and Jackson (Mississippi), 1956-1962. Huey “Piano” Smith stands tall as one of the major creators of New Orleans rhythm & blues, alongside fellow legends Dr. John, Fats Domino, Ernie K-Doe, and Allen Toussaint. A great pianist, singer, composer, arranger and producer, Smith created wonderful songs that became R&B classics, which hundreds of artists would later cover. Here you can find two of the fabulous albums Huey Smith released during the peak of his music career (backed by his vocal group The Clowns): the celebrated Having a Good Time (featuring the 1957 smash “Rocking Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu”), plus the underrated and long unavailable LP ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. These two long plays have been remastered and packaged together in this collector’s edition, which also contains 7 bonus tracks – including hard-to-find sides issued by the Ace and Imperial labels.

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