Amos Milburn

Blues, Barrelhouse & Boogie Woogie: 1946-1955

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Here's a very reasonable compromise between the pricey Mosaic box and EMI's incomplete single-disc treatment of Milburn's Aladdin legacy: a three-disc, 66-song package that's heavy on boogies and blues and slightly deficient in the ballad department (to that end, his smash "Bewildered" was left off). Everything that is aboard is top-drawer, though -- the booze odes, many a party rocker, and a plethora of the double-entendre blues that Milburn reveled in during his early years. The absent 1956 remake of "Chicken Shack Boogie" is a humongous omission, though.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:49
2 2:49
3 2:44
4 2:26
5 2:40
6 2:48
7 2:52
8 2:55
9 3:03
10 2:51
11 2:38
12 2:39
13 2:50
14 2:56
15 2:55
16 2:47
17 2:28
18 2:53
19 2:44
20 2:59
21 2:16
22 2:53
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