Gus Jenkins - Too Tough: West Coast Blues & R&B, 1953-1962 / 2CD set

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47 recordings on 2CDs from the amazing and prolific blues singer and producer, Gus Jenkins.

He enjoyed only one major hit in his lengthy career, the instrumental 'Tricky' which peaked at No 2 on the Billboard R&B charts and even made No 79 on the pop charts.

This is the most comprehensive package of his work to be released in the CD era.

He owned his own record labels and here Jasmine have featured recordings from his wife and other artists in the set.

His wife Mamie Perry who also recorded as Mamie Jenkins has for some years enjoyed a notable Northern Soul recording, 'Lament' which is featured on CD 2.

    - Disc 1 -

    1 Cold Love - Little Temple and His "88"
    2 I Ate the Wrong Part - Little Temple and His '88'
    3 I Miss My Baby - Guss Jenkins
    4 I Been Working - Guss Jenkins
    5 Worries and Troubles - the Young Woolf
    6 I Tried - the Young Woolf
    7 You Lied - Mamie Ree with the Gus Jenkins Band
    8 Caught - Mamie Ree & Young Wolf with the Gus Jenkins Band
    9 You Told Me - Gus Jinkins & Orchestra
    10 Tricky - Gus Jinkins & Orchestra
    11 Remember Last Xmas
    12 So What
    13 Spark Plug
    14 Pay Day Shuffle - Pt. 1
    15 Pay Day Shuffle - Pt. 2
    16 Hambone - Mamie Jenkins
    17 Jump with Me Baby - Mamie Jenkins
    18 Stand By Me
    19 Copper Tan
    20 Hit the Road
    21 Road Runner
    22 My Baby Waited Too Long - Mamie Perry
    23 I'm Hurted - Mamie Perry
    24 Slow Down
    25 Drift on

    - Disc 2 -

    1 Spanky
    2 Gonna Take Time
    3 Lament - Mamie Perry W/ Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra
    4 Lost Love - Mamie Perry W/ Gus Jenkins & His Orchetra
    5 Signing in - Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra
    6 Cutting Out - Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra
    7 Leisha - Albert and Charles W/ Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra
    8 Weird - Albert and Charles W/Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra
    9 You Made Me - Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra
    10 Vine St. Shuffle - Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra
    11 Tell the Truth Baby - Blues Slim & His Band
    12 Let's Talk It Over - Blues Slim & His Band
    13 Jealous of You Baby - Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra
    14 Off the Road - Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra
    15 The New Tricky - Gus Jenkins Band
    16 Tuba Twist - Gus Jenkins Band
    17 Too Tough - Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra
    18 Right Messy - Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra
    19 Celebrate (Part 1) - Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra
    20 Celebrate (Part. 2) - Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra
    21 Red River Shuffle - Haze Hart W/ Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra
    22 Last Time - Haze Hart W/ Gus Jenkins & His Orchestra

 

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Brand Jasmine Records

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