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Silver Disc: The Ace 25th Anniversary CD

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Silver Disc: The Ace 25th Anniversary CD Review

by Tim Sheridan

As label-based compilations go, this single disc from the British reissue house is one of the better efforts. While other such self-promoting projects emphasize diversity to boast a rich roster, Ace has thankfully focused on R&B, blues, and roots music, so the play list flows quite nicely. From Pee Wee Crayton's jump guitar on "Huckle Boogie" on through Fatback's unky "Wicky Wacky," you get a delightful disc and a nice overview of their releases.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Pee Wee Crayton Amazon
2 Lightnin' Hopkins Amazon
3 The Swan Silvertones Amazon
4 B.B. King Amazon
5 The Harptones Amazon
6 Charlie Feathers Amazon
7 Little Richard Amazon
8 Frankie Ford Amazon
9 The Wailers Amazon
10 The Everly Brothers Amazon
The Donays Amazon
12 Dion Amazon
13 Mongo Santamaría Amazon
14 The Sir Douglas Quintet Amazon
15 Bessie Banks Amazon
16 Mary Love Amazon
17 Aretha Franklin Amazon
18 Mouse & the Traps Amazon
19 Booker T. & the MG's Amazon
20 Creedence Clearwater Revisited Amazon
21 Lesa Cormier Amazon
22 Isaac Hayes Amazon
The Detroit Emeralds Amazon
24 Fatback Amazon
25 Millie Jackson Amazon
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