You know what happens when the clock strikes 1?! We listened to Blues with a rhythm and had a lot of fun. You know what happens when the clock strikes 2?! Blues with a rhythm Volume 2 is what we got for you! Ohh yes! Blues with a rhythm Volume Two, brought to you by the fine collections of Farewell records from France.
These rare recordings have been painstakingly re-released on LP in their original sonic 45rpm glory. Detroit kicks things off with a side released in February of 1962 on the MAH's label. Lee Rogers hits us with »Troubles.« Originally a B side, Detroit's Black DJ's preferred it to the A side which was »Walk on by.« Lee, who was good friend of Marvin Gaye, buried Gaye's side »Sandman« in the charts which was released about the same time.
Troubles features the pianist Joe Hunter and Sax-man Eli Fontaine. Another B-side makes the grade with Ricky Allen doing »Catch up with Your Crowd.« Allen who came to Chicago in 1960, cut this record for AGE in 1963. Age was an offshoot of the Chief label, which is best known for the amazing blues records they released with Elmore James among others. A killer side released on Fling in 1962 by the elusive Mary »B« lays us out. »Something for you Baby«, is only one of four sides she is known to have recorded with the legendary Harlem record shop owner, and producer, Morgan »Bobby« Robinson at the controls. Legend has it Mary had a very jealous boyfriend who refused to let her go to sessions alone, thus possibly ending a blossoming recording career. Little Jimmy Griffin gives us the side, »If things don't change«, on Kansas City's R or »Our« record label, released in 1961. This fantastic record has King Alex and the Untouchables on it as the backing band.
Troubles / Lee Rogers
Catch Up With Your Crowd / Ricky
Something For You Baby / Mary "b
If Things Don't Change / Little Jimmy
Hoodo Party / Tabby Thomas
Itty Bitty Love / Hannah Dan
I Don't Know (School Girl) / Calvin And Clarence
Please, Please, Be Mine / El Pauling, Royal Abbit The
The Chase / Davey Jones
Looking For My Baby / Jimmy Dotson And The Blue Boys