• Ike TURNER and The Kings of Rhythm - Trailblazin’ the Blues 1951-1957

As a talent scout and as what would later be commonly referred to as a record producer there is no question that Ike Turner was an iconic presence in the early development of R&B in the 1950s.

He was in his very early twenties during the time he wrote produced and played guitar on most of the 60 tracks on this 2CD set. He was also working as a bandleader and most of these performances are led by members of his band or in the case of The Kings Of Rhythm the band itself.

This excellent double set opens with the hit 'Rocket '88”” and right up to the closing instrumental 'Trail Blazer” you are treated to nothing but storming R&B and blues.

Track Listing

Disc 1


1. ROCKET '88' - JACKIE BRENSTON AND HIS DELTA CATS
2. I'M LONESOME BABY - IKE TURNER AND HIS KINGS OF RHYTHM
3. DRY UP, BABY - ROBERT BLAND (BOBBY BLAND)
4. HEARTBROKEN AND WORRIED - IKE TURNER AND HIS KINGS OF RHYTHM
5. MY REAL GONE ROCKET - JACKIE BRENSTON AND HIS DELTA CATS
6. LOOKING FOR MY BABY - BONNIE AND IKE TURNER
7. HAND IN HAND - ELMORE JAMES AND HIS BROOMDUSTERS
8. ALL IN MY DREAMS - BOYD GILMORE
9. GOOD MORNING BABY - DRIFTING SLIM
10. PLEASE SEND MY BABY BACK - SUNNY BLAIR
11. WHOLE HEAP OF MAMMA - BROTHER BELL
12. TROUBLES AND HEARTACHES - IKE TURNER with BEN BURTON & HIS ORCHESTRA
13. UGLY WOMAN (Peg Leg Baby) - JOHNNY O'NEAL
14. YOU'RE DRIVING ME INSANE - IKE TURNER with BEN BURTON & HIS ORCHESTRA
15. LOVE IS A GAMBLE - IKE AND BONNIE TURNER
16. BLUE SERENADE - BABY FACE TURNER
17. BOOGIE WOOGIE WOMAN - B. B. KING
18. HOMESICK FOR MY BABY - LITTLE MILTON
19. MY HEART BELONGS TO YOU - IKE AND BONNIE TURNER
20. STAY AT HOME - EUGENE FOX
21. CHARLEY'S BOOGIE WOOGIE - CHARLEY BOOKER
22. I AIN'T DRUNK - LONNIE 'THE CAT'
23. LOVE IS SCARCE - 'LOVER BOY' (aka Ike Turner)
24. WICKED LITTLE BABY - CLAYTON LOVE
25. JOHNNY'S DREAM - JOHNNY O'NEAL
26. NOBODY WANTS ME - IKE TURNER
27. IF YOU LOVE ME - LITTLE MILTON
28. NO RIDIN' BLUES - CHARLEY BOOKER
29. NIGHT HOWLER - BILLY GALE AND HIS ORCHESTRA
30. THE WOODCHUCK - BILLY (The Kid) EMERSON

Disc 2

1. LOOKIN' FOR MY BABY - LITTLE MILTON
2. GO TO IT - IKE TURNER
3. WHY DON'T YOU BELIEVE IN ME - CLAYTON LOVE
4. THE ROAD I TRAVEL - LONNIE 'THE CAT'
5. GYPSY BLUES - MATT COCKRELL
6. THE WAY YOU USED TO TREAT ME - 'LOVER BOY' (aka Ike Turner)
7. HOO-DOO SAY - THE SLY FOX
8. NOTHING BUT MONEY - JESSIE KNIGHT
9. DEAD LETTER BLUES - JOHNNY O'NEAL
10. I'M TIRED OF BEGGIN' - THE SLY FOX
11. LOOSELY (THE WILD ONE) - IKE TURNER
12. SUFFOCATE - JOHNNY WRIGHT
13. ALONE AND BLUE - LITTLE MILTON
14. I WANNA MAKE LOVE TO YOU - THE TROJANS
15. WHY DID YOU LEAVE ME - IKE TURNER
16. I'M TORE UP - BILLY GAYLES with IKE TURNER'S RHYTHM ROCKERS
17. GONNA WAIT FOR MY CHANCE - JACKIE BRENSTON
18. CUBANO JUMP - IKE TURNER
19. THE WORLD IS YOURS - JOHNNY WRIGHT
20. SAD AS A MAN CAN BE - BILLY GAYLES with IKE TURNER'S KINGS OF RHYTHM
21. WHAT CAN IT BE - JACKIE BRENSTON
22. DOWN IN THE BOTTOM - THE ROCKERS
23. CUBAN GETAWAY - IKE TURNER
24. TAKE YOUR FINE FRAME HOME - BILLY GAYLES
25. SHE MADE MY BLOOD RUN COLD - IKE TURNER AND HIS KINGS OF RHYTHM
26. THE BIG QUESTION - IKE TURNER AND HIS KINGS OF RHYTHM
27. JUST ONE MORE TIME - BILLY GAYLES with IKE TURNER'S KINGS OF RHYTHM
28. DO YOU MEAN IT - IKE TURNER AND HIS KINGS OF RHYTHM
29. MUCH LATER - JACKIE BRENSTON with IKE TURNER'S KINGS OF RHYTHM
30. TRAIL BLAZER - IKE TURNER AND HIS ORCHESTRA

Other Details
Price Code B
Format 2CD
Release Date September 14th, 2018
UPC Bar Code No 604988 31302 4

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