Brown geniet vooral bekendheid dankzij zijn compositie Good Rockin’
Tonight dat tot de all time rock ’n roll klassiekers hoort - niet in het
minst dankzij de uitvoering van Elvis Presley. Deze uitstekende
verzamelaar gaat verder waar het eerste deel Good Rockin’ Brown ophield.
Brown was de eerste New Orleans r ’n b superster en deze verzamelaar
laat horen waarom.
you heard the news? Good Rockin’ Brown is back in town! After a highly
acclaimed start a few years ago, Ace’s King Acetates series has been
conspicuous by its absence of late. Happily for lovers of vintage
R&B and hillbilly, its comeback is well and truly underway in 2015,
with several packages in the pipeline, including a radically reworked
and expanded version of the Wynonie Harris set that was scheduled for
release a couple of years ago. Meanwhile, the series is re-launched with
a no less exciting project – a second volume of great R&B drawn
from the surviving acetates by Wynonie’s contemporary, Roy Brown.
“Good Rockin’ Brown”, our previous collection of Roy’s DeLuxe
acetates, covered the first six months of his recording career, leading
up to the start of the AFM recording ban of 1948. “Pay Day Jump” focuses
predominantly on the first few sessions Roy cut in late 1949 and early
1950, after DeLuxe was bought by Syd Nathan at King Records. Roy Brown
classics from this period include ‘Boogie At Midnight’, ‘Hard Luck
Blues’ and ‘Love Don’t Love Nobody’. You can hear them all here in their
best-ever sound, along with 21 other killers, eight of which have not
been issued before, including some songs Roy never returned to later in
Most of these sides were cut in King’s Cincinnati studio under Syd
Nathan’s personal supervision. King’s superior production values were
often counteracted by the somewhat questionable pressing quality of many
of their 78s, which makes hearing them in this kind of sonic
superiority even more of a bonus. You might well feel like you are on
the studio floor with Roy and the Mighty, Mighty Men at times, so
vibrant is the sound.
Roy Brown was, without dispute, New Orleans’ first R&B superstar
and, although his time at the very top was shamefully brief, his
influence on what came in his wake can never be disputed as long as
there are collections like “Pay Day Jump” around.
- See more at: https://acerecords.co.uk/pay-day-jump-the-1949-51-sessions#sthash.DpLi6sZh.dpuf