Reportedly Dinah Washington's favourite singer, and an influence on vocal stylists like Billy Wright and Joe Williams, ANNIE LAURIE was one of the outstanding R&B/Jump Blues singers of the immediate post-WWII era.
She recorded prolifically in the late 40s and early 50s, for six different labels, enjoying both R&B and crossover Pop success, before suddenly retiring from singing in 1962, to devote her life to the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Her biggest success - and her signature song - was 'Since I Fell For You', in 1947, following which she also registered with 'Cuttin' Out', 'I'll Never Be Free', 'It Hurts To Be In Love' and 'If You're Lonely'.
She also enjoyed regional success on the Cashbox New Orleans 'Hot' Chart with releases like 'Annie's Blues', 'I Ain't Gonna Let You' and 'My Rough And Ready Man'.
This compilation presents the very best of her recordings between 1947-62 and is a must-have for collectors as it includes sides which have never previously appeared on CD, notably her very first release, 'St. Louis Blues'.
1. ST. LOUIS BLUES (with Dallas Bartley)
2. SINCE I FELL FOR YOU (with Paul Gayten)
3. I STILL LOVE YOU (with Paul Gayten)
4. ONE SWEET LETTER FROM YOU (with Paul Gayten)
5. ANNIE'S BLUES (with Paul Gayten)
6. CUTTIN' OUT (with Paul Gayten)
7. MY ROUGH AND READY MAN (with Paul Gayten)
8. I'LL NEVER BE FREE (with Paul Gayten)
9. I AIN'T GONNA LET YOU IN (with Paul Gayten)
10. GET ME SOME MONEY
11. LONESOME AND BLUE
12. I FEEL SO RIGHT TONIGHT
13. STOP TALKIN' AND START WALKIN'
14. IT'S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME
15. IN THE MOOD FOR YOU
16. ROCKIN' AND ROLLIN' AGAIN
17. YOU PROMISED LOVE
18. IT HURTS TO BE IN LOVE
19. IT MUST BE YOU
20. PLEASE HONEY DON'T GO
21. YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE FOR ME
22. LOVE IS A FUNNY THING
23. NOBODY'S GOING TO HURT YOU
24. SOMEDAY SOMEWAY
25. HOLD ON TO WHAT YOU GOT
26. SINCE I FELL FOR YOU (re-recording)
27. IF YOU'RE LONELY
28. IT'S GONNA COME OUT IN THE WASH SOMEDAY
29. TROUBLE IN MIND
30. TIME OUT FOR TEARS
|Release Date||June 12th, 2020|
|UPC Bar Code No||604988 31682 7|
Annie LAURIE - The Essential Annie Laurie - Since I Fell For You
- Product Code: JASMCD 3168
- Availability: In Stock