• Ralph WILLIS 'Hop On Down the Line' - The (Almost) Complete Recordings

This CD set is unusually titled 'The Almost Complete Recordings' that's because one of Ralph Willis' commercially released discs seems to have rarely if ever surfaced amongst collectors.

The two sides have also never appeared on vinyl LP and CD or any other Ralph Willis collection even those entitled 'Complete'.

This release is an essential purchase for any Ralph Willis fan as it is now the only place to find all of his known recordings

He has a highly distinctive style and sound which makes it difficult to understand how he never had a hit

This collection contains 47 tracks so he must have been a popular artist to generate that much repertoire without a hit

His 1953 recording, 'Gonna Hop on Down the Line' is probably Willis' best known recording. For several years now, it has been a huge disc at rock and roll and rockabilly dances across Europe and is a guaranteed floor filler.

Ralph Willis is one of those unique Blues artists whose guitar style and vocal delivery on up tempo numbers seems to predict the coming of the rockabilly guitar styles.

Fully detailed liner notes.

Track Listing

Disc 1

RALPH 'BAMA' WILLIS
1. WORRIED BLUES
2. COMB YOUR KITTY CAT
RALPH WILLIS ALABAMA TRIO
3. SO MANY DAYS
4. THAT GAL'S NO GOOD!
5. NEW GOIN' DOWN SLOW
6. GOIN' TO CHATTANOOGA
7. STEEL MILL BLUES
8. I WILL NEVER LOVE AGAIN
ALABAMA SLIM
9. GOIN' TO VIRGINIA
10. BOAR HOG BLUES
11. ELOISE
12. I'VE BEEN A FOOL
WASHBOARD PETE
13. CHRISTMAS BLUES
14. AMEN BLUES
15. NEIGHBOURHOOD BLUES
16. MAMA MAMA BLUES
17. JUST A NOTE
18. CHURCH BELLS
19. TROUBLE DON'T LAST
20. SHAKE THAT THING
RALPH WILLIS and SPIDER SAM
21. TELL ME PRETTY BABY
22. I'M GONNA ROCK
23. COOL THAT THING
24. SPORTIN' LIFE
RALPH WILLIS and BROWNIE McGHEE
25. EVERY DAY I WEEP AND MOAN
26. SOMEBODY'S GOT TO GO

Disc 2

RALPH WILLIS
1. BLUES, BLUES, BLUES
2. I GOT A LETTER
3. COLD CHILLS
4. BLACK AND TAN
5. INCOME TAX BLUES
6. BED TICK BLUES
7. TOO LATE TO SCREAM AND SHOUT
8. HOODOO MAN
RALPH WILLIS - BROWNIE McGHEE - DUMAS RANSOM
9. TELL ME PRETTY BABY
10. CHURCH BELL BLUES
11. GOODBYE BLUES
12. LAZY WOMAN BLUES
13. OLD HOME BLUES
14. SALTY DOG
RALPH WILLIS COUNTRY BOYS
15. COLD CHILLS
16. AMEN
17. GONNA HOP ON DOWN THE LINE
18. DO RIGHT
19. DOOR BELL BLUES
20. WHY'D YOU DO IT
21. DREAM I HAD ON MY MIND
I'VE BEEN LIVING WITH THE BLUES
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
INTERVIEWS WITH RALPH WILLIS AND WASHBOARD PETE SANDERS

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date August 9th, 2019
UPC Bar Code No 604988 31332 1

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Ralph WILLIS 'Hop On Down the Line' - The (Almost) Complete Recordings

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