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Ivory Joe Hunter / Old & Thw New
Ivory Joe Hunter
Ivory Joe Hunter / Old & Thw New
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Ivory Joe Hunter
Title: Ivory Joe Hunter / Old & Thw New
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collectables
Release Date: 8/3/1999
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
Styles: Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, West Coast Blues, Piano Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090431623428

CD Reviews

Ivory Joe Hunter/ Old and the New
Brittany Edwards | Monroe, Louisiana | 01/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My mother,Mary Edwards, wrote 2 of the songs on this album when I was a child. (I Could Fall In Love With You, and One More Memory). Ivory Joe was not only a great talent with a beautiful voice, but a wonderful man who cherished his friends. I called him Uncle Joe until his death and still miss him greatly. I can still see that big, leather house shoe hanging off the end of his foot,patting to the music as he sat at the piano. My father, Howard Edwards, played the guitar and we sang and had so much fun. Of course our little voices were pitiful, but Uncle Joe always told us we were great. I met a lot of famous people who came to his home in Monroe, Louisiana, where he lived for many years. We loved to watch him perform on the Ed Sullivan show. Now days when you say that kids ask "who was Ed Sullivan?" Boy do I feel old then. Well, there is no music today to rival that of the 50s. Ivory Joe was a great talent and even greater man. He is greatly missed.Brittany EdwardsMonroe, La"
A little something for everyone
Brittany Edwards | 05/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With some effort, I acquired Ivory Joe Hunter/The Old and the New, mainly for one of my favorites: Since I Met You Baby. This tune came out when I was in seventh grade.I got hooked in the mass market rock and roll music as it developed in the mid to late 1950s. So I have not really bonded with some of the more traditional blues songs on this CD. An even older generation can probably appreciate them more. But I am trying, by playing them over and over again, to develop a real appreciation.Others that I can really go for include the more country type, such as A Tear Fell and Worried Mind.It is said that Ivory Joe estimated that he wrote between 7 and 8 thousand songs in his lifetime. I have checked with other musicians as to whether this is really possible. To prove it, one of my friends then composed a basic blues tune on the spot. Maybe those songs weren't all fully developed and worth marketing. But he sure left us a lot that were recorded, for their own entertainment value and as influence on others."
Great songs - indifferent sound quality
MR NEIL CARTER | Coventry, Midlands United Kingdom | 03/23/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Tell me you know of a more talented singer-songwriter and i'll suggest you have been drinking!The album comprises R&B classics (No other version of 'Since I Met You Baby' comes anywhere close to the perfection of Joe's original) and classic ballads (I'll Take You Home again, Kathleen etc) and represents excellent value. The dissapointment for me is the mastering. Problem is, it will always come out second best to the likes of the ACE label.Anyhow, let's place this artist where he deserves to be - At the top!"