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The Complete Singles As & Bs 1951-59

Chuck Willis
Styles: Blues, R&B, Rock 'n' roll
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3198
Chuck Willis was a hugely talented and distinctive R&B, blues and rock ‘n’ roll singer and songwriter during the 1950s, his life and career cut short in 1958 when he succumbed to illness at the age of 30, a tragedy which undoubtedly prevented him from making his mark in an even more emphatic way during the post rock ‘n’ roll era and beyond. He was a highly convincing blues shouter, but he also was adept at performing smooth R&B ballads, which enabled his writing and recording to range across the different styles during what was a dynamic era in popular music. After making his recording debut for Columbia in 1951, he moved across to their Okeh label, and had Top 5 R&B hits with “My Story”, “Going To The River”, “You’re Still My Baby”, before moving to Atlantic in 1956 to score more hits with “It’s Too Late”, “C.C. Rider” and R&B No. 1, and his sadly ironic valedictory No. 1 with “What Am I Living For” in 1958. Along the way, he wrote hits for other artists like “Oh What A Dream” for Ruth Brown. This great value 57-track 2-CD set comprises the A and B sides of all his singles, plus some bonus LP tracks. As such, it represents a comprehensive overview of his chart-focused recording activity, and is an excellent showcase for his distinctive talent.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 It Ain't Right To Treat Me Wrong Chuck Willis
2 Can't You See Chuck Willis
3 I Rule My House Chuck Willis
4 I Tried Chuck Willis
5 Let's Jump Tonight Chuck Willis
6 It's Too Late Baby Chuck Willis
7 Here I Come Chuck Willis
8 Loud Mouth Lucy Chuck Willis
9 My Story Chuck Willis
10 Caldonia Chuck Willis
11 Wrong Lake To Catch A Fish Chuck Willis
12 Salty Tears Chuck Willis
13 Going To The River Chuck Willis
14 Baby Have Left Me Again Chuck Willis
15 Don't Deceive Me Chuck Willis
16 I've Been Treated Wrong Too Long Chuck Willis
17 My Baby's Coming Home Chuck Willis
18 When My Day Is Over Chuck Willis
19 You're Still My Baby Chuck Willis
20 What's Your Name Chuck Willis
21 I Feel So Bad Chuck Willis
22 Need One More Chance Chuck Willis
23 Change My Mind Chuck Willis
24 My Heart's Been Broke Again Chuck Willis
25 Give and Take Chuck Willis
26 I've Been Away Too Long Chuck Willis
27 Lawdy Miss Mary Chuck Willis
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Love Struck Chuck Willis
2 I Can Tell Chuck Willis
3 One More Break Chuck Willis
4 Search My Heart Chuck Willis
5 Ring-Ding-Doo Chuck Willis
6 It's Too Late Chuck Willis
7 Kansas City Woman Chuck Willis
8 Juanita Chuck Willis
9 Whatcha' Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You Chuck Willis
10 Come On Home Chuck Willis
11 It Were You Chuck Willis
12 Charged With Cheating Chuck Willis
13 Two Spoons Of Tears Chuck Willis
14 C. C. Rider Chuck Willis
15 Ease The Pain Chuck Willis
16 That Train Has Gone Chuck Willis
17 Love Me Cherry Chuck Willis
18 Betty and Dupree Chuck Willis
19 My Crying Eyes Chuck Willis
20 What Am I Living For Chuck Willis
21 Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes Chuck Willis
22 My Life Chuck Willis
23 Thunder and Lightning Chuck Willis
24 Keep A-Driving Chuck Willis
25 You'll Be My Love Chuck Willis
26 Just One Kiss Chuck Willis
27 My Baby Chuck Willis
28 There's Got To Be A Way Chuck Willis
29 Sugar Sugar Chuck Willis
30 Big Drops Of Rain Chuck Willis
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