Smiley Lewis – The New Orleans R&B of Smiley Lewis 1950-1961 (2 CD Set)


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Release Date:  2018

Label:  Jasmine Records


Track List

Disc 1

1. Tee-Nah-Nah
2. Lowdown
3. Slide Me Down
4. Growing Old
5. Dirty People
6. If You Ever Loved a Woman
7. Bee’s Boogie
8. My Baby Was Right
9. The Bells Are Ringing
10. Lillie Mae
11. Gumbo Blues
12. It’s So Peaceful
13. Gypsy Blues
14. You’re Not the One
15. Play Girl
16. Big Mamou
17. Caldonia’s Party
18. Oh Baby
19. Little Fernandez
20. It’s Music
21. Down the Road
22. Blue Monday
23. I Love You for Sentimental Reasons
24. The Rocks
25. Can’t Stop Loving You
26. That Certain Door
27. Too Many Drivers
28. Ooh la la
29. Jailbird
30. Farewell

Disc 2

1. Real Gone Lover
2. Nobody Knows
3. I Hear You Knocking
4. Bumpity Bump
5. Queen of Hearts
6. Come on
7. One Night
8. Ain’t Gonna Do It
9. She’s Got Me Hook, Line & Sinker
10. Please Listen to Me
11. Someday You’ll Want Me
12. Down Yonder We Go Ballin’
13. Shame, Shame, Shame
14. Shame, Shame, Shame
15. No, No
16. You Are My Sunshine
17. Sweeter Words (Have Never Been Told)
18. Go on Fool
19. Goin’ to Jump and Shout
20. Rootin’ and Tootin’
21. I Can’t Believe It
22. Bad Luck Blues
23. School Days Are Back Again
24. Lil Liza Jane
25. My Love Is Gone
26. Oh Red!
27. I Want to Be with Her
28. Last Night
29. Ain’t Goin’ There No More
30. Stormy Monday Blues
31. Tell Me Who



Jasmine continues their ever growing blues series with this excellent collection of recordings by the great New Orleans singer, Smiley Lewis and covers all his As & Bs for the Imperial label from 1950 to 1961. Features his hit songs, “The Bells Are Ringing”, “I Hear You Knocking” (later covered by Dave Edmonds), “One Night” (later covered by Elvis Presley) and “Please Listen To Me”. With 61 tracks across 2 discs you would be hard pushed to find a better collection of the sounds of New Orleans than these offerings from Smiley.

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