A wealth of blues from the legendary Atlantic
Records – served up here in a set of tracks that goes way past the obvious! In fact, even though there's a few names here that were bigger entries in the Atlantic
catalog, they're represented by lesser-known tracks – and mixed in with other artists who only recorded 78 or 45rpm singles for the label – but who really left some gems behind in the label's rich catalog! A few cuts are more upbeat R&B, but most of the work has a looser, more laidback approach to blues – nicely late nite at times, and all handled with the kind of care that made Atlantic
such a winner right from the start. The set's got a full book of notes on all the music, and features 25 titles that include "After Hour Session" by Frank Floorshow Culley, "Up The Line" and "Hoy Hoy" by Little Johnny Jones, "She's A Woman" by Jimmy Griffin, "Real Real Gone" by John Lee Hooker, "Break Of Day Blues" by Hal Paige, "Draggin Hours" by Odelle Turner, "Climbin Up To Heaven Blues (part 1)" by Jimmy Earle & The Jazz Kings, "Messin Up" by Chuck Norris, "Losing Hand" by Ray Charles, "Play On Little Girl" by T Bone Walker, "Cold Love" by Lucky Davis, "Blue Harlem" by Tiny Grimes, and "Drinkin Wine Spo Dee O Dee" by Larry Dale.