Tommy Ridgley – The Tommy Ridgley Collection 1949-61 (2 CD Set)


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Release Date:  2012

Label:  Acrobat Music


Track List

Disc 1

1 Shrewsbury Blues
2 Early Dawn Boogie
3 Boogie Woogie Mama
4 Lonely Man Blues
5 Tra La La
6 Anything But Love
7 Once in a Lifetime
8 Come Home Baby
9 Tra La La
10 Lawdy Lawdy Lawd Part 1
11 Lawdy Lawdy Lawd Part 2
12 Got You on My Mind
13 Booted
14 Lavinia
15 I Live My Life
16 Looped
17 Junie Mae
18 Monkey Man
19 Nobody Cares
20 Good Times
21 A Day Is Coming
22 Ooh Lawdy My Baby
23 I’m Gonna Cross That River
24 Wish I Had Never
25 Jam Up Twist
26 When I Meet My Girl
27 What’Cha Gonna Do

Disc 2

1 Woncha Gone
2 Baby Do Little
3 Baby Do Little [alternate take]
4 Alone But Not Lonely
5 Just a Memory
6 Come Back Baby
7 Mairzy Doats and Dozy Doats
8 I’ve Heard That Story Before
9 I’ll Be True
10 The Girl Across the Street
11 Tina
12 How I Feel
13 Memory Melody (Instrumental)
14 Real Gone Jam (Instrumental)
15 Ding Dong School
16 I’ve Got My Eyes on You
17 Lonely Tune (Instrumental)
18 Is It True
19 Let’s Try and Talk It Over
20 Do You Remember
21 Please Hurry Home
22 Should I Ever Love Again
23 Double Eyed Whammy
24 Three Times
25 The Only Girl for Me
26 In the Same Old Way
27 The Girl from Kookamonga



New Orleans was the source of some of the best and most influential R&B during the ‘50s, and along with names like Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Smiley Lewis and Roy Brown, Tommy Ridgley was one of the artists most closely associated with the music of Crescent City during that time, his reputation and popularity belying his lack of national chart hits, and he was a fixture on the New Orleans club scene until his death in 1999. This great value 54-track 2-CD collection brings together his recordings for the Imperial, Decca, Atlantic, Herald during the ‘50s plus 10 tracks he recorded for the Ric label in the early ‘60s, covering the first two decades of his recording career. They chart his progression from late ‘40s blues through R&B to the heyday of rock ‘n roll, and amply demonstrate why he earned the nickname “King Of The Stroll”. This expanded and updated anthology supersedes other Tommy Ridgley compilations on the market and will be welcomed by collectors seeking a more comprehensive overview of the key era in his career.



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