Women, Whiskey & Fish Tails

Women, Whiskey & Fish Tails

by Wynonie HarrisWynonie Harris

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Overview

Ace's Women, Whiskey & Fish Tails spotlights some of the famous blues-shouter's latter-day work (1952-1957) for independent R&B label King. Now joined by Ace's '50s-centric Harris survey, Lovin' Machine, this 21-track disc takes the somewhat more obscure path through the catalog, substituting the still-electric likes of "Greyhound" and "Drinkin' Sherry Wine" for chart hit "Bloodshot Eyes" and the classic alcoholism narrative "Drinkin' Blues." Far from just an artist in repose, though, Harris is in top form for most of it, especially on the gospel-infused "The Deacon Don't Like It" and collection standout "Shake That Thing." The Ace titles are best left to listeners looking for a second roundup, while newcomers probably will want to first check out survey discs on Rhino or the chronologically minded Classics label for more of Harris' essential early hits and sides ("Good Rockin' Tonight").

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/1994
Label: Ace Records Uk
UPC: 0029667145725
catalogNumber: 457

Tracks

  1. Greyhound
  2. The Deacon Don't Like It
  3. Christina
  4. Shake That Thing
  5. Don't Take My Whiskey Away
  6. Drinkin' Sherry Wine
  7. Fish Tail Blues
  8. Big Old Country Fool
  9. Shotgun Wedding
  10. Wine Wine Sweet Wine
  11. Git to Gittin' Baby
  12. Mr. Dollar
  13. Bad News Baby (There'll Be No Rockin' Tonight)
  14. Bring It Back
  15. I Don't Know Where to Go
  16. Man's Best Friend
  17. Keep-A-Talking
  18. Please Louise
  19. I Get a Thrill
  20. There's No Substitute for Love
  21. Mama Your Daughter Done Lied on Me

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wynonie Harris   Primary Artist,Drums,Vocals
Spann   Guitar
Hal Singer   Tenor Saxophone
Red Prysock   Tenor Saxophone
Mickey Baker   Guitar
James Royal   Bass
Charles Thompson   Piano
Sonny Thompson   Piano
George Duvivier   Bass
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Fred Clark   Tenor Saxophone
Oscar Crummie   Bass
Rufus Gore   Tenor Saxophone
Lowell Hastings   Tenor Saxophone
Hilton Jefferson   Alto Saxophone
Clarence Mack   Bass
Philip Paul   Snare Drums
Carl Pruitt   Bass
Calvin Shields   Snare Drums
Bill Warren   Snare Drums
Kelly Owens   Piano
Gordon "Specs" Powell   Snare Drums
Tommy Purkson   Trumpet
David Van Dyke   Tenor Saxophone
Steve Boswell   Snare Drums
Isaac Cole   Snare Drums
Edison Gore   Snare Drums
Walter Hiles   Baritone Saxophone
Leslie Johnakins   Baritone Saxophone
Clarence Kenner   Guitar
David Bubba Brooks   Tenor Saxophone
Frank Humphries   Trumpet
Maxwell Lucas   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Wesley Brooks   Tenor Saxophone
Robert Darby   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Johnson   Guitar
Cornelius Tate   Trombone
Rossiere "Shadow" Wilson   Snare Drums
Eddie Smith   Piano

Technical Credits

Kati Bell Nubin   Composer
Tony Collins   Liner Notes

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