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Rhythm Rockin' Blues
Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm
Rhythm Rockin' Blues
Genres: Pop, R&B
 
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #1

1995 compilation contains Ike's first recording, 'Rocket 88' (released by Chess as by Jackie Brenston), while the rest of the cuts detail some of his finest productions for Modern Records dating from 1954-56. The CD fea...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ike Turner & His Kings of Rhythm
Title: Rhythm Rockin' Blues
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ace Records UK
Release Date: 12/27/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, R&B
Style: Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 029667155328, 766485120243

Synopsis

Album Description
1995 compilation contains Ike's first recording, 'Rocket 88' (released by Chess as by Jackie Brenston), while the rest of the cuts detail some of his finest productions for Modern Records dating from 1954-56. The CD features his blistering blues guitar & rolling piano with a boogie beat. It spotlights some of the vocalists he discovered including Dennis 'Longman' Binder, Lonnie 'The Cat', J.W. Walker, Johnny Wright & the late Billy Gayles. On all the sides the Kings Of Rhythm act as accompanists, & Ike himself turns up under the Lover Boy disguise. Ace.

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CD Reviews

I wish I could rate this one higher.
Timothy C. Beasley | Crawfordsville, IN | 06/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Forget that this alblum is a good sampler of Ike Turner's best work. Forget that this is high quality release from Ace. The original version of Rocket 88 is included here! The song, for those of you that don't know is, THE mother of all R&B songs. If I have a favorite song - "rocket 88" is it. It is the epitome of the 50's R&B feel- drinking, women.. and that's not all...it *is* afterall, a song about a car! What makes this song so special is the feel. The unique guitar sound was achived form stuffing a damaged guitar amplifier full of paper. The result was the *first* example of distortion. Mix that with some killer tenor sax and some tough-guy lyrics, and you have one of the most historically important and hardest rocking songs of all time. Some claim "Rocket" to be the first Rock n' Roll song. Other great songs include: 'All the blues all the time' A medley in which Ike's tearin' it up on some popular blues riffs of the day. In most cases better guitar work than the original song!, 'Night Howler' A lawdy miss clawdy spin off...and a good one too!, 'I Ain't Drunk', 'Nobody Wants Me' in the tradition of fats domino's 'nobody loves me'Rocket 88 alone, make this worth picking up. This alblum is the prize of my collection."
Exellent cd of Ike Tuner & His Rhythm Kings
Costa Rican Papi | 05/12/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great single disc collection of Ike Turner & His Rhythm Kings' brand of hot & sizzling rhythm & blues. From the huge hit Rocket 88 to the All The Blues medley, Ike's wild boogie piano playing and blues guitar is showcased well. This is one of those cd's you pop in your 50's custom/hotrod and blast while cruisin.' Great cd that jumps all the way through, and is great for jive dancers and swing dancers alike. Hot sizzling wild 50's r&b."
Good compilation
Keith Forsyth | Philadelphia, PA USA | 08/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Good overview of Ike, although missing some of the instrumental gems. Check out "I Like Ike" on Rhino as another good compilation.

Contrary to the implication of the "Editorial Review", Jackie Brenston was not only CREDITED with writing "Rocket 88", he actually DID write it, according to the folks still living in Clarksdale who knew both of them at the time."