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Weepin And Cryin': The Singles Collection 1950-55
Weepin And Cryin': The Singles Collection 1950-55

The Griffin Brothers & Margie Day
Styles: Blues, R&B
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3489
The Griffin Brothers, comprising Jimmy and Edward “Buddy” Griffin, were an R&B duo from Virginia, who formed a band in the post-war years to perform around Washington D.C., bringing in singer Margie Day and winning a recording contract with Randy Wood’s newly-established Dot label. They had a number of hits in the early ‘50s and became famous for their rocking R&B workouts which presaged the arrival of rock ‘n’ roll in the charts a few years later, by which time their primary career was over. This great-value 52-track 2-CD collection comprises the A and B sides of their singles on Dot, including recordings with featured vocalists Margie Day and Tommy Brown, plus releases by Buddy Griffin with Claudia Swann for Chess, and solo releases by Margie Day and Tommy Brown. It includes their and Margie Day’s US hits, with R&B No. 1 “Weepin’ And Cryin’” and their other Top 10 R&B hits, “Hoppin’”, “Street Walkin’ Daddy”, “Little Red Rooster”, “Tra-la-la” and “Pretty Baby”, along with many original compositions, plus versions of R&B and blues classics like Willie Dixon’s “Little Red Rooster”, Tampa Red’s “Pretty Baby” and the Chuck Willis hit “My Story”. It captures the essence of the R&B scene around this time, and is a fairly comprehensive overview of the Griffin Brothers’ primary career.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Street Walkin' Daddy Margie Day & Griffin Bros.
2 Riffin' With Griffin Margie Day & Griffin Bros.
3 Little Red Rooster Margie Day & Griffin Bros.
4 Blues All Alone Margie Day & Griffin Bros.
5 Blues With A Beat Griffin Brothers Orchestra
6 Griff's Boogie Griffin Brothers Orchestra
7 Bonaparte's Retreat Margie Day With Griffin Brothers Orchestra
8 Hot Pepper Griffin Brothers Orchestra
9 Sadie Green Margie Day & Griffin Bros.
10 One Steady Baby Margie Day & Griffin Bros.
11 Your Best Friend Margie Day & Griffin Bros.
12 If You Want Some Lovin' Margie Day & Griffin Bros.
13 House Near The Railroad Track Tommy Brown
14 Double Faced Deacon Tommy Brown
15 Hoppin' Griffin Brothers Orchestra
16 Tra La La Griffin Brothers Orchestra
17 Stubborn As A Mule Margie Day & Griffin Bros.
18 Pretty Baby Margie Day & Griffin Bros.
19 Weepin' And Cryin' Griffin Brothers Orchestra
20 Shuffle Bug Griffin Brothers Orchestra
21 I'll Get A Deal The Griffin Bros. feat. Margie Day
22 It'd Surprise You The Griffin Bros. feat. Margie Day
23 I've Got A New Love Griffin Brothers
24 The Teaser Griffin Brothers
25 I'm Gonna Jump In The River The Griffin Bros. feat. Margie Day
26 Stormy Night The Griffin Bros. feat. Margie Day
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Comin' Home The Griffin Brothers
2 Stay Away From The Horses The Griffin Brothers
3 Ace In The Hole The Griffin Brothers
4 The Clock Song (Let Your Pendulum Swing) The Griffin Brothers
5 I Wanna Go Back Griffin Brothers Orchestra
6 Slow And Mellow Griffin Brothers Orchestra
7 Midnight Margie Day
8 My Story Margie Day
9 Black Bread Griffin Brothers Orchestra
10 My Baby's Done Me Wrong Griffin Brothers Orchestra
11 Griff's Mambo Griffin Brothers
12 Fare Thee Well Pretty Girl Griffin Brothers
13 Gonna Raise A Rukus Tonight Margie Day
14 Must I Margie Day
15 Move It On Over The Griffin Brothers
16 Bouncing Home The Griffin Brothers
17 String Bean Margie Day
18 Don't Talk To Me About Men Margie Day
19 Don’t Leave Me Margie Day
20 The Price I Pay Margie Day
21 Fare Well Handsome Daddy Buddy Griffin
22 Oh, What A Smile Can Do Buddy Griffin
23 Please Come Back To Me Buddy Griffin and Claudia Swann
24 I Wanna Hug Ya, Kiss Ya Buddy Griffin and Claudia Swann
25 You Keep Me Guessin' Buddy Griffin & His Orch.
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