Artist: ROY BROWN
Title: SATURDAY NIGHT
Style: RHYTHM & BLUES, ROCK AND ROLL
It would be a mistake to summarize Roy Brown's discography to "Good Rockin' Tonight" only. In addition to Deluxe/King, he cut sides for Imperial, Home Of The Blues, DRA and even Chess and died in 1981 after making a well deserved triumphant return to New Orleans.
This mammoth cd (29 songs) presents his lesser known sides recorded for King between 1952 and 1955, and 6 tunes from his Imperial sessions. Brown's new home had no plan to change a formula that was successful and this sides are in the same vein of his precedent releases, sharing the same arrangements or themes ("Ain't No Rockin' No More" is a sequel to his massive hit). "Mr Hound Dog's In Town" (which is nothing but a adaptation of Hound Dog) is slightly different accompanied by just a guitar-bass-drums trio.
The Imperial sides show a different side of Brown with an unexpected cover of Buddy Knox's Party Doll which saw his return in the charts in 1957 (#13) followed by "Let The Four Wind Blow" (#5).
A good addition to anyone interested by Blues shouters and a good replacement to the Classics (1951-1953) cd which is now hard to find.
Fred "Virgil" Turgis
Jumpin from 6 to 6