R&B Kings Of New Orleans

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Review Text This boxed two-fer combines two previously released single-disc collections by New Orleans R&B pioneers Ernie K-Doe (Absolutely the Best, originally released on CD by Fuel in 2001) and Chris Kenner (Land of 1000 Dances, originally released on CD by Collectables in 2003). What ties the two collections together is the presence on both of New Orleans pianist and producer Allen Toussaint, who is featured prominently on piano on Kenner's disc and was the producer for the tracks on K-Doe's. The K-Doe set gathers his singles for the Minit label, including his huge 1961 smash, "Mother-In-Law," the magnificent gospel-inflected "Waiting at the Station," and versions of two fine Toussaint songs, "A Certain Girl" and "I Cried My Last Tear." Kenner's disc collects his singles for Instant Records, including 1961's "I Like It Like That, Pt. 1" ("Pt. 2" was an instrumental rendering of the song), the original version of "Land of 1000 Dances" (which was later a hit for East L.A.'s Cannibal & the Headhunters -- they added the na-na-na-na-na hook -- in 1965 and again for Wilson Pickett -- who Muscle Shoaled it -- a year later), the original of "Something You Got," and a pair of impressive cuts that never quite broke out, "What's Wrong with Life" and "They Took My Money." Placed together like this, these two collections provide a glimpse of the unique R&B scene that developed in the Crescent City in the early to mid-'60s, a scene that owed plenty to these two guys, not to mention the multiple playing, writing, arranging, and production talents of Allen Toussaint. ~ Steve Leggett

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. Mother-In-Law - 3:31
  2. 2. Make You Love Me - 2:20
  3. 3. There's a Will There's a Way - 3:31
  4. 4. T'Ain't It the Truth - 3:33
  5. 5. Hello My Lover - 3:52
  6. 6. Wanted $10,000 Reward - 2:09
  7. 7. Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta - 3:37
  8. 8. Real Man - 2:11
  9. 9. Certain Girl - 3:44
  10. 10. I Cried My Last Tear - 2:11
  11. 11. Hurry Up and Know It - 2:59
  12. 12. Rub Dub Dub - 2:28
  13. 13. Waiting at the Station - 3:38
  14. 14. Heebie Jeebies - 2:48
  15. 15. She's Waiting - 2:15
  16. 16. Popeye Joe - 3:35
  17. 17. Get Out of My House - 2:28
  18. 18. I'm the Boss - 2:18

CD: 2

  1. 19. I Like It Like That, Pt. I - 2:54
  2. 20. Packin' Up - 3:35
  3. 21. Very True Story - 2:28
  4. 22. Come Back and See - 2:25
  5. 23. (I Found) Peace - 2:15
  6. 24. Something You Got - 3:49
  7. 25. Come See About Me - 3:37
  8. 26. Gonna Getcha Baby - 2:22
  9. 27. How Far - 2:13
  10. 28. Go Thru Life - 2:12
  11. 29. What's Wrong with Life - 2:57
  12. 30. Never Reach Perfection - 2:25
  13. 31. Time - 3:47
  14. 32. She Can Dance - 2:10
  15. 33. Anybody Here Seen My Baby - 2:12
  16. 34. Johnny Little - 2:26
  17. 35. Let Me Show You How (To Twist) - 2:28
  18. 36. Land of 1000 Dances - 3:47
  19. 37. That's My Girl - 2:15
  20. 38. They Took My Money - 3:56
  21. 39. Life of My Baby - 3:01
  22. 40. Get on This Train - 3:35
  23. 41. I'm Lonely, Take Me - 3:39
  24. 42. Shoo Rah - 3:54

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11/22/05 

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