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.
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.
604988313024
Trailblazin The Blues 1951-1957 (Uk)
Artist: Ike Turner / Kings Of Rhythm
Format: CD
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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 1
10. Please Send My Baby Back - Sunny Blair 1
11. Whole Heap of Mamma - Brother Bell 1
12. Troubles and Heartaches - Ike Turner with Ben Burton ; His Orchestra 1
13. Ugly Woman (Peg Leg Baby) - Johnny O'Neal 1
14. You're Driving Me Insane - Ike Turner with Ben Burton ; His Orchestra 1
15. Love Is a Gamble - Ike and Bonnie Turner 1
16. Blue Serenade - Baby Face Turner 1
17. Boogie Woogie Woman - B. B. King 1
18. Homesick for My Baby - Little Milton 1
19. My Heart Belongs to You - Ike and Bonnie Turner 2
20. Stay at Home - Eugene Fox 2
21. Charley's Boogie Woogie - Charley Booker 2
22. I Ain't Drunk - Lonnie "The Cat" 2
23. Love Is Scarce - "Lover Boy" (Aka Ike Turner) 2
24. Wicked Little Baby - Clayton Love 2
25. Johnny's Dream - Johnny O'Neal 2
26. Nobody Wants Me - Ike Turner 2
27. If You Love Me - Little Milton 2
28. No Ridin' Blues - Charley Booker 2
29. Night Howler - Billy Gale and His Orchestra 3
30. The Woodchuck - Billy (The Kid) Emerson 3
31. Lookin' for My Baby - Little Milton 3
32. Go to It - Ike Turner 3
33. Why Don't You Believe in Me - Clayton Love 3
34. The Road I Travel - Lonnie "The Cat" 3
35. Gypsy Blues - Matt Cockrell 3
36. The Way You Used to Treat Me - "Lover Boy" (Aka Ike Turner) 3
37. Hoo-Doo Say - the Sly Fox 3
38. Nothing But Money - Jessie Knight 3
39. Dead Letter Blues - Johnny O'Neal 4
40. I'm Tired of Beggin' - the Sly Fox 4
41. Loosely (The Wild One) - Ike Turner 4
42. Suffocate - Johnny Wright 4
43. Alone and Blue - Little Milton 4
44. I Wanna Make Love to You - the Trojans 4
45. Why Did You Leave Me - Ike Turner 4
46. I'm Tore Up - Billy Gayles with Ike Turner's Rhythm Rockers 4
47. Gonna Wait for My Chance - Jackie Brenston 4
48. Cubano Jump - Ike Turner 4
49. The World Is Yours - Johnny Wright 5
50. Sad As a Man Can Be - Billy Gayles with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm 5
51. What Can It Be - Jackie Brenston 5
52. Down in the Bottom - the Rockers 5
53. Cuban Getaway - Ike Turner 5
54. Take Your Fine Frame Home - Billy Gayles 5
55. She Made My Blood Run Cold - Ike Turner and His Kings of Rhythm 5
56. The Big Question - Ike Turner and His Kings of Rhythm 5
57. Just One More Time - Billy Gayles with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm 5
58. Do You Mean It - Ike Turner and His Kings of Rhythm 5
59. Much Later - Jackie Brenston with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm 6
60. Trail Blazer - Ike Turner and His Orchestra

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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.