Ivory Joe Hunter

Since I Met You Baby: The Best of Ivory Joe Hunter

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The definitive pop compilation of the urbane postwar crooner and oldest rock & roller, Since I Met You Baby: The Best of Ivory Joe Hunter compiles 25 of his sides for MGM and Atlantic from 1949 to 1958. Best of all are his two big hits, "I Almost Lost My Mind" and "Since I Met You Baby," as sheepish and love-struck a pair of pop performances as have ever been heard. Much of the rest is at a similarly high level, including his several R&B hits from the late '50s -- "It May Sound Silly," "A Tear Fell," "Love Is a Hurting Game," "Empty Arms," and "Yes I Want You" -- when he was equally comfortable in supper clubs, urban blues joints, or the rock & roll package shows that criss-crossed the nation. A few up-tempo songs like "Rockin' Chair Boogie" and "Shooty Booty" prove he could rollick with the youngsters as well.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:12
2 2:48
3 3:11
4 3:01
5 2:41
6 2:44
7 2:38
8 2:42
9 2:54
10 2:41
11 2:56
12 2:43
13 2:40
14 3:01
15 2:24
16 2:50
17 2:36
18 2:46
19 1:55
20 2:56
21 2:14
22 2:02
23 2:23
24 2:53
25 2:16
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