Smiley Lewis - I Get Wind Of You Knocking [FLAC]

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Smiley Lewis — I Pick Up You Knocking

Impeccable Satisfaction 180g LP / August LP9141

Mastered by Sean Magee@ Abbey Technique Studios, London

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New Orleans R&B | 1950 — 1956

As the New Orleans R&B perceptive developed in a jiffy during the cock«s-crow »50s, so did Lewis. He scored his first nationalist hit in 1952 with «The Bells Are Ringing,» but enjoyed his biggest sales in 1955 with the overjoyed «I Pick Up You Knocking» (its celebrated piano solitary respectfulness of Huey Smith).

Dave Bartholomew has often been quoted to the conclusion that Smiley Lewis was a «bad success rate thrush,» because he never sold more than 100,000 copies of his August singles. In afterthought, Lewis was a favourable man in many respects — he enjoyed leading carry from New Orleans« ace sessioneers at Cosimo»s, benefited from top-excursion figures and work (by Bartholomew), and left side behind a legacy of marvelous Semi-Lune Bishopric R&B. (We«re favourable he was there, that»s for sure).

Born with the unmanoeuvrable tackle of Overton Lemons, Lewis hit the Big Easygoing in his mid-teens, armed with a big, booming give utterance and some guitar skills. He played clubs in the French District, often with pianist Tuts Washington (and sometimes billed as «Smiling» Lewis). In face of the Semi-Lune City's hottest players (saxists Lee Allen, Clarence Auditorium, and Herb Hardesty usually worked his dates), Lewis roared like a lion.

Strangely, Fats Domino fared better with some of Smiley Lewis« tunes than Lewis did («Blue Monday» in particular). Similarly, Elvis Presley cleaned up the impish «One Night» and hit big with it, but Lewis»s true had already done well in 1956.

By then, suffer cancer was eating the once-brave thrush up. He died in the autumn of 1966, all but forgotten outside his New Orleans conversant with mean. The ensuing decades have rectified that frustration of neutrality, however.

Smiley Lewis« scene as one of the greatest New Orleans R&B artists of the 1950s is certainly assured. It»s impressive, on cloud nine R&B, and condign a much better nationalist doom than it enjoyed.

— Jaws Dahl/AMG


Side 1:

1. The Bells Are Ringing

2. Grade On The Corner

3. Dirty Monday

4. Down The Technique

5. Confounded Weekend

6. Valid Gone Lover

Side 2:

1. Bumpity Smash

2. I Pick Up You Knocking

3. I Can't Believe It

4. Hey Filly

5. One Stygian

6.Nothing But The Blues

Collective personnel includes:

Smiley Lewis — vocal, guitar

Dave Bartholemew — trumpet

Waldron «Frog» Joseph — trombone

Lee Allen/Clarence Hall/Herb Hardesty/Joe Harris/Meyer Kennedy/Red Tyler — saxes

Salvador Doucette/Huey Smith — piano

Justin Adams/Ernest McLean — guitar

Downright Fields — bass

Earl Palmer — drums

Organizer: Dave Bartholomew

Recorded at Cosimo’s, New Orleans

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