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The Henry Glover Story Vol. 1 1947-51
The Henry Glover Story Vol. 1 1947-51

Various Artists
Catalogue Number: RANDB020
“Henry Glover wrote so many killer tunes it makes your mind bend.” Dr. John. Henry Glover was the first producer/writer in the American music industry, paving the way for a host of illustrious followers such as Phil Spector, Leiber & Stoller and Burt Bacharach. Composer, producer, arranger, publisher, talent scout, vocalist, trumpet player, engineer, A&R executive, and, later, a label owner in his own right, Glover was one of the most talented music industry entrepreneurs of the twentieth century. The fact that he was black and working in an exclusively white executive environment makes his achievements all the more remarkable. Glover’s formative years were spent at Cincinnati-based King Records and the majority of hits on that label during its golden era from 1947 to 1958 were Henry Glover productions. He was equally at home with white and black music. King Records owner Syd Nathan called him ‘a multiple talent’ . His pioneering work with Moon Mullican and Hawkshaw Hawkins combining blues and country predates Elvis Presley’s Sun recordings by several years. Glover tried his hand at doo-wop and rock’n’roll music, but he found his greatest success in the dance craze era of the early 1960s. In later years, Glover channelled his energies into forming his own record label (he launched the careers of The Hawks, who mutated into The Band, and of the recently departed Nick Ashford). One of his last productions was Muddy Waters’s swansong The Woodstock Album, which won a Grammy in 1975. This retrospective focuses on his songwriting. Often working under a variety of pseudonyms, he provided material for a host of artists from the post-big band R&B era of the late 40s, through to the doowop and rock and roll of the late 50s and the early ‘60s soul. This collection covers the first period, from the late ‘40s and early ‘50s.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Mountain Oysters Henry Glover with Eddie Lockjaw Davis
2 I Want A Bowlegged Woman Bull Moose Jackson
3 I Like My Baby's Pudding Wynonie Harris
4 No Good Woman Blues Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson
5 Clap Your Hands Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra
6 Hoe Down Boogie Red Perkins
7 Let It Roll Again Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra
8 I Love You, Yes I Do Dinah Washington
9 D'Natural Blues Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra
10 Blues Stay Away from Me The Delmore Brothers
11 Pot Likker Todd Rhodes And His Orchestra
12 Rock Mr Blues Wynonie Harris
13 Gravy Train The York Brothers
14 Nightfall Sonny Thompson
15 Who Said Shorty Wasn't Coming Back? Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra
16 I Can't Go On Without You Ella Fitzgerald
17 I'm Going To Have Myself A Ball Tiny Bradshaw
18 Blues For The Nightowls Sonny Thompson
19 Back To The Dog House Hawkshaw Hawkins
20 Butcher Pete Roy Brown
21 Somebody Done Stole My Cherry Red Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson
22 Breakin Up The House Tiny Bradshaw
23 Page Boy Shuffle Joe Thomas
24 Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me? Bull Moose Jackson
25 Huckleberry Boogie Zeb Turner
26 Sugar Cane Sonny Thompson
27 Stop And Go Boogie Brewster Avenue Rhythm Boys
28 Sittin On It All The Time Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson
29 Tropical Fever Russell Jacquet & His Bopper Band
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 It Ain't The Meat The Swallows
2 Well, Oh Well Tiny Bradshaw
3 Well, Oh Well Moon Mullican
4 Everybody Loves A Fat Man Pig Meat Peterson
5 Love Sweet Love Sarah McLawler
6 Lovin' Machine Wynonie Harris
7 I'm Waiting Just For You Lucky Millinder Orchestra
8 Mellow Blues Sonny Thompson
9 The Atomic Telephone The Spirit of Memphis
10 Ready, Willin' And Able Sarah McLawler
11 I'll Drown In My Tears Sonny Thompson Orchestra
12 Two Dry Bones On A Pantry Shelf Tiny Bradshaw
13 No One Else Could Be Lucky Millinder Orchestra
14 Your Daddy's Doggin' Around Todd Rhodes Orchestra
15 I Shouldn't Cry But I Do Kitty Stevenson
16 Haulin’ Freight Bob Newman  
17 Good Time Saturday Night The Delmore Brothers
18 Rocket 69 Todd Rhodes Orchestra
19 Walking The Chalk Line Tiny Bradshaw
20 Please Baby Please The Swallows
21 Keep On Churnin' Wynonie Harris
22 Possessed Todd Rhodes Orchestra
23 Where Were You? Jimmy Rushing
24 Tremblin'  The York Brothers  
25 Blues Came Pouring Down Clyde Moody
26 Lonesome Train Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson
27 Nobody's Lovin' Me Lonnie Johnson
28 I'll Be There The Delmore Brothers
29 I'll Be There Little Esther
30 Me And My Crazy Self Lonnie Johnson
31 Love Sweet Love The York Brothers
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