Greatest Hits [Malaco]

Greatest Hits [Malaco]

Greatest Hits [Malaco]

Greatest Hits [Malaco]


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When he died in 1984 at the relatively young age of 48, Z.Z. Hill went down in history as a great blues singer. But he was also an excellent soul singer, and this 1990 CD reminds us that he had as much to do with earthy, gospel-drenched Southern soul as he did with B.B. King-influenced electric blues. Focusing on Hill's Malaco output, Greatest Hits contains some inspired 12-bar numbers (including "Open House at My House," "Shade Tree Mechanic" and Denise LaSalle's "Someone Else Is Steppin' In") but is just as heavy in its R&B content. "Right Arm for Your Love," "Get a Little, Give a Little" and "Cheatin' in the Next Room" serve as fine examples of his unpretentious approach to Stax-influenced soul. And, of course, the CD boasts what became Hill's signature song, the infectious "Down Home Blues." For those who haven't experienced the impressive material Hill was delivering during the last years of his life, this CD would be the appropriate starting point.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/13/1990
Label: Malaco Records
UPC: 0048021743728
catalogNumber: 7437
Rank: 30439


  1. Cheatin' in the Next Room
  2. Down Home Blues
  3. Please Don't Let Our Good Thing End
  4. Right Arm for Your Love
  5. Open House at My House
  6. Someone Else Is Steppin' In
  7. Get a Little, Give a Little
  8. Shade Tree Mechanic
  9. Three into Two Won't Go
  10. Stop You from Givin' Me the Blues
  11. Friday Is My Day

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Z.Z. Hill   Primary Artist,Vocals
Tommy Tate   Background Vocals
George Allen   Bass Guitar
Kathy Young   Background Vocals
Thomisene Anderson   Background Vocals
John Barranco   Guitar
Don Barrett   Bass Guitar
Jewel Bass   Background Vocals
Harrison Calloway   Horn
Ben Cauley   Horn
David Chappell   Strings
Chris Colelessor   Horn
Mickey Davis   Strings
Janet Dressler   Strings
Ronnie Eades   Horn
Leroy Emanuel   Guitar
Kenneth Faulk   Horn
Ray Griffin   Bass Guitar
Owen Hale   Drums
Claudette Hampton   Strings
Glen Holmes   Drums
Jim Horn   Horn
Vasti Jackson   Guitar
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Walter King   Horn
Marjorie Lash   Strings
Carl Marsh   Synthesizer
Ann Mason   Strings
Peggy Plucker   Strings
James Robertson   Drums
Charles Rose   Horn
Whit Sidener   Horn
Dana Teboe   Horn
Harvey Thompson   Horn
Guy Weddle   Strings
Carson Whitsett   Keyboards
Dino Zimmerman   Guitar
Bob McNally   Strings
Charlotte Chenault   Background Vocals
Bennett Randman   Strings
Valerie Williams   Background Vocals
Linda Geidel   Strings
John Frantz   Strings
Brian Gum   Strings
Jorge Orbon   Strings
Gail Bauser   Strings
Bogdan Chruszcz   Strings
Kathy Robinson   Strings
Stuart McDonald   Strings
Marguerite Haldeman   Strings

Technical Credits

Phil Allen   Graphic Design
Harrison Calloway   String Arrangements
Tommy Couch   Producer
Mickey Davis   String Arrangements
Mike Lewis   String Arrangements
Wolf Stephenson   Producer

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