1 - BROWN, NAPPY
- GOODY GOODY GUM DROP + THE SAVOY COLLECTION - (LP)
On October 12, 1929, Kathryn Culp and Sammie Lee Brown had the idea to name their first-born baby Napoleon. With such a vital beginning, little Nappy was already predestined to hit the mark, so from a very young age he stood out for his vocal qualities, well cultivated in gospel, which he practiced assiduously in The First Mount Zion Baptist Church run by his father.To Mr. Brown's chagrin, after his first forays into religious music participating in vocal gospel groups such as The Golden Crowns, Golden Bell Quintet and The Heavenly Lights, with whom he recorded his first single for Savoy in 1954, the young Napoleon decided to try his hand at secular music, convinced by Herman Lubinsky, the big boss man of the New Jersey label.In this way, between 1954 and 1962, Napoleon recorded a total of 28 singles at Savoy, clearly marking the transition from Rhythm & Blues to RocknRoll, and also his subsequent jump to Soul, being the natural link between the late 40s southerners like Wynonie Harris or Big Joe Turner and artists like Jackie Wilson or James Brown, who cemented the black sounds of the 60s.This LP includes a compilation of some of his best songs at Savoy, high class rock'n'roll, with a lot of dancefloor favourites like DON'T BE ANGRY, compiled in its two versions, or JUST A LITTLE LOVIN ', but also his more Bluesy sides, with songs like the fabulous DOWN IN THE ALLEY, which would be recorded years later by that certain singer born in Tupelo, Mississippi, that many times declared how much he dug Nappy Browns Rhythm & Blues. In the same bluesy way Nappy wrote the iconic THE RIGHT TIME, one of the first stones of the Soul cathedral, originally recorded by Nappy on 1957, and revised one year before by Ray Charles. Rays version, renamed Night Time Is The Right Time, would be included as the main theme of the award-winning film IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT. Weve also included Nappys own answer to this song, recorded in 1961 and titled as ANY TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME. Finally cant avoid to name some of the backing musicians youll hear in these tracks, Sam The Man Taylor, Mickey Baker, Panama Francis. have a look on notes bellow, oh boy! the A-Team of the mid-century New York Rhythm & Blues! Nappy disappeared from the music scene in 1962, remaining anonymous until 1969, when he would return to Rhythm & Blues on Elephant Records with an LP whose title could not be more eloquent: THANK YOU FOR NOTHING. Since then, Nappy was very active until his death in 2008, alternating his love for gospel and Rhythm & Blues, touring the United States and Europe and releasing no less than a dozen LPs.
TRACKLISTING: 01. Just A Little Love - Nappy Brown (savoy 1167 - 1955) 02. Open Up That Door - Nappy Brown (savoy 1187 - 1956) 03. Don't Be Angry - Nappy Brown (savoy 1155 - 1955) 04. Well, Well, Well,baby-la -nappy Brown (savoy 1167 - 1955) 05. Pleasin' You - Nappy Brown (savoy 1187 - 1955) 06. Little By Little - Nappy Brown (savoy 1506 - 1956) 07. Don't In The Alley - Nappy Brown And The Gibralters (savoy 1582 - 1960) 08. If You Need Some Lovin' - Nappy Brown (savoy 1530 - 1957) 09. There'll Come A Day - Nappy Brown (savoy 1162 - 1955) 10. Goody Goody Gum Drop - Nappy Brown (savoy 1514 - 1957) 11. Skiddy Woe - Nappy Brown (savoy 1547 - 1958) 12. My Baby - Nappy Brown (savoy 1551 - 1958) 13. Baby Cry Cry Cry Baby - Nappy Brown (savoy 1587 - 1960) 14. Oh You Don't Know - Nappy Brown (savoy 1525 - 1957) 15. Any Times Is The Right Time - Nappy Brown (savoy 1598 - 1961) 16. Don't Be Angry - Nappy Brown (savoy 1598 - 1961)
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Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 09-04-2021
Item # : 548397
Availability: IN STOCK