Arthur 'GUITAR BOOGIE' SMITH - One Good Boogie Deserves Another

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JASMCD3521

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This compilation focuses heavily on the ‘boogie’ aspects of Arthur Smith’s recordings, many with their unmistakable ‘Roots of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ feel. The three early hits are included, duplicating "Guitar Boogie" and "Boomerang" from the previous compilation but here improved by finding better source material. Also duplicated is "South", except this is a later, slightly slower (thus longer) recording, and it must be said, not so light in touch as the single-note guitar runs towards the end testifies. Electric guitar is self-evident on "Mountain Be Bop" and "Be Bop Rag" (both recorded at the same session), also on "Express Train Boogie". On other titles, as appropriate Arthur swaps guitar for banjo (Don Reno also crops up on banjo) or mandolin, and perhaps surprising to some listeners are his vocal contributions, all very much of the novelty Country variety. Anyway, whatever Arthur gets up to, this is a stomping reminder of the contribution he made, unwittingly maybe, to the genre which would change Pop music forever - Rock ‘N’ Roll.

Also Available By Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith JASMCD 3502, JASMCD3530

Track Listing

1. GUITAR BOOGIE
2. GUITAR AND PIANO BOOGIE
3. BOOMERANG
4. BANJO BOOGIE
5. WHO SHOT WILLIE? v. Arthur Smith
6. MOUNTAIN BE BOP
7. MANDOLIN BOOGIE
8. BE BOP RAG
9. DON'T LOOK FOR TROUBLE v. Arthur Smith
10. BANJO RAG
11. TWELFTH STREET RAG
12. CUBANOLA GLIDE v. Roy Lear
13. JUST LOOKIN' v. Arthur Smith
14. I.H. BOOGIE
15. RIVER RAG
16. FIVE STRING BANJO BOOGIE
17. I'M ONLY TELLING YOU (WHAT THEY TOLD ME) v. Arthur Smith
18. SOUTH
19. GUITAR JAMBOREE
20. CRACKER BOOGIE
21. I'M AFRAID OF WIMMIN' v. Arthur Smith
22. EXPRESS TRAIN BOOGIE

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Data sheet

Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
01/09/2000
UPC Bar Code No
604988352122

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