An incredible box of immortal tunes from the Vee Jay
vaults – some of the greatest and most important r&b, blues, soul and gospel tunes from the early 50s through the mid 60s – great music from the Spaniels, the Staple Singers, Jimmy Reed, Gene Allison, Elmore James, Betty Everett, The Dells and many more – plus a thick, richly illustrated booklet of photos and notes on each track! The 4CDs lay out all the Vee Jay
classics we could think of and loads of comparable rarities that are just as important to the label's maturation. The tunes are for the most part spun chronological to the recording and release dates, from the early back room blues and rumbling r&b of the 50s, to the spiritual soul later in the decade, to the benchmark soul of the 60s. Essential stuff! 86 tracks on 4CDs: "High & Lonesome" by Jimmy Reed, "Baby, It's You" by the Spaniels, "Blue Evening" by LC McKinley, "I Wish You Would" by Billy Boy Arnold, "Hurt My Feelings" by Morris Pejoe, "Fool's Prayer" by Five Echoes, "Oh What A Nite" by The Dells, "Dimples" by John Lee Hooker, "Uncloudy Day" by Staple Singers, "You Can Make It If You Try" by Gene Allison, "Nobody But You" by Dee Clark, "Mary Don't You Weep" by Swan Silvertones, "Nite Owl" by Dukays, "Duke Of Earl" by Gene Chandler, "I'm A Woman" by Christine Kittrell, "Sherry" by Four Seasons, "You're No Good" by Betty Everett, "Tainted Love" by Gloria Jones, "Billy's Bag" by Billy Preston, "I Don't Know What You've Got But It's Got Me" by Little Richard and tons more!
(Out of print and in great shape!)