Jimmy Liggins and His Drops of Joy

Jimmy Liggins and His Drops of Joy

by Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of JoyJimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy


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The music of Jimmy Liggins differs greatly from his elder brother Joe's in many respects. Whereas Joe was a more schooled musician, Jimmy was harder, brasher and altogether from the rougher and cruder side of the street. This 25-track collection brings together all the notable tracks Jimmy recorded for Art Rupe's Specialty label between 1947 and 1954. The music Liggins made during his stay at the label produced several R&B hits, most notably the jump-blues perennial "Drunk" (complete with crudely overdubbed lead vocal) and the proto-rock & roll classic "Cadillac Boogie," which in turn provided the basis for Jackie Brenston's "Rocket 88."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/29/1990
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667130622
catalogNumber: 306
Rank: 196118

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Liggins & His Drops of Joy   Primary Artist
Jimmy Liggins   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Liggins   Piano,Vocals
Harold Land   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Summers   Trumpet
Jonathan Bagsby   Bass
Earl Carter   Tenor Saxophone
Maxwell Davis   Tenor Saxophone
James Dedmon   Alto Saxophone
Charles Ferguson   Tenor Saxophone
Ralph Hamilton   Bass
Harry D. Jones   Trumpet
Herman Manzy   Drums
David Monroe   Bass,Piano
Boppie Parker   Trumpet
Leon Petties   Drums
John Stevenson   Bass,Piano
James "Son" Thomas   Tenor Saxophone
Allen Toussaint   Alto Saxophone
Eugene Watson   Piano
Eugene L. Watson   Piano
Walton G. "Glen" Willis   Trumpet
Willie Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Jim Thomas   Tenor Saxophone
Clarence "Bo" Cyphers   Piano
Jimmy Manzy   Guitar,Vocals
Don Canway   Alto Saxophone
Thomas Blake   Bass
Red Conner   Tenor Saxophone
John F. "Fred" Jackson   Piano

Technical Credits

Roy Milton   Composer
David Monroe   Contributor
Art Rupe   Producer
Gordon Skene   Contributor
Billy Vera   Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Thomas E. Williams   Art Direction,Packaging
Eric Chan   Producer
Richard Reicheg   Label Design,Sleeve Design
Lil Greenwood   Composer
J. Liggins   Composer

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