CONTAINS
 
Modern 831-839-848-856-868 Audio Series
 
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Dick ''Cane'' Cole
''FINE AS WINE'' - B.M.I. - 2:45
Composer: Dick Cole-Jules Taub
Publisher: - Modern Music
Matrix number: - MM 1602
Recorded: - June 24, 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - July 1951
First appearance: -  Modern Records (S) 78rpm Modern 831-A   mono
FINE AS WINE/TENNESSEE BOUNCE

According to Billboard magazine, ''Cole chants throatily on a routine medium jump bit of blues material don't match it in spirit and drive on ''Fine As Wine''.

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Phineas Newborn Jr. - Piano
Calvin Newborn - Guitar
Richard Sanders - Tenor Saxophone
James Walker - Bass
Phineas Newborn Sr. - Drums
Dick ''Cane'' Cole - Vocal on ''Fine As Wine''

Dick ''Cane'' Cole emceed at Sunbeam Mitchell's Club Paradise in South Memphis, and brought his stage persona to the airwaves.
Phineas Newborn Jr.
02 - ''TENNESSEE BOUNCE'' - B.M.I.
Composer: Phineas Newborn Jr.
Publisher: - Modern Music
Matrix number: - MM 1601 - Instrumental
Recorded: - June 24, 1950
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - July 1951
First appearance: -  Modern Records (S) 78rpm Modern 831-B   mono
TENNESSEE BOUNCE/FINE AS WINE

This  instrumental ''Tennessee Bounce'' features a free-swinging boogie piano and effective riffing by combo''.
 
Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Phineas Newborn Jr. - Piano
Calvin Newborn - Guitar
Richard Sanders - Tenor Saxophone
James Walker - Bass
Phineas Newborn Sr. - Drums
Dick ''Cane'' Cole - Vocal on ''Fine As Wine''
Joe Hill Louis
''GOTTA GO BABY'' - B.M.I. - 2:28
Composer: - Joe Hill Louis
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - MM 1629
Recorded: - April 30, 1951
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1951
First appearance: - Modern Records (S) 78rpm Modern 839-A mono
GOTTA GO BABY / BIG LEGGED WOMAN
Reissued: - 2001 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHD 803 mono
BOOGIE IN THE PARK

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Joe Hill Louis – Vocal, Harmonica, Guitar, Hi-Hat, Bass Drum
Joe Hill Louis
''BIG LEGGED WOMAN'' - B.M.I. - 2:34
Composer: - Joe Hill Louis
Publisher: - Copyright Control
Matrix number: - MM 1631
Recorded: - April 30, 1951
Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1951
First appearance: - Modern Records (S) 78rpm Modern 839-B mono
BIG LEGGED WOMAN / GOTTA GO BABY
Reissued: - 2001 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm CDCHD 803 mono
BOOGIE IN THE PARK

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Joe Hill Louis – Vocal, Harmonica, Guitar, Hi-Hat, Bass Drum
Bobby Bland
''CRYING ALL NIGHT'' - B.M.I. - 3:03
Composer: - Jules Taub
Publisher: - Modern Music
Matrix number: - MM 1735
Recorded: - Unknown Date November 1951
Tuff Green's House
1293 Quinn Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1951
First appearance: - Modern Records (S) 78rpm Modern 848-A mono
CRYING ALL NIGHT / DRY UP BABY
Reissued: - 2010 Jasmine Records (CD) 500/200rpm JASCD 564-2 mono
BOBBY BLAND - IT'S MY LIFE, BABY

Name (Or. No Of Instruments)
Bobby Bland - Vocal
Rosco Gordon Band
Ike Turner - Piano
Matt Murphy - Guitar
Unknown - Saxophones, Bass and Drums

Ike Turner struck up a relationship with Joe Bihari, who set him up as a talent scout, providing a car and a new suit so he could scour the Memphis and Mississippi Delta for blues and rhythm and blues talent. Ike, the black man could open the doors for the ''out of towner'' Jewish white guy that would be otherwise closed. Ike would round up the talent, set a series of dates and Joe Bihari would drive in and record at a whole array of venues throughout the Delta and Memphis.

The first session of these sessions to produce a single was with Robert Bland (soon to be blues superstar Bobby ''Blue'' Bland) recorded at band-leader. Tuff Green's house in Memphis.
Bobby Bland
''DRY UP BABY'' - B.M.I. - 2:01
Composer: - Jules Taub
Publisher: - Modern Music
Matrix number: - MM 1736
Recorded: - Unknown Date November 1951
Tuff Green's House
1293 Quinn Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1951
First appearance: - Modern Records (S) 78rpm Modern 848-B mono
DRY UP BABY / CRYING ALL NIGHT
Reissued: - 2010 Jasmine Records (CD) 500/200rpm JASCD 564-3 mono
BOBBY BLAND - IT'S MY LIFE, BABY

Name (Or. No Of Instruments)
Bobby Bland - Vocal
Rosco Gordon Band
Ike Turner - Piano
Matt Murphy - Guitar
Unknown - Saxophones, Bass and Drums

''Dry Up Baby'' is the sort of chaotic rocker that Howlin' Wolf might have cut, while the reverse of Modern 848 is a slow moaning blues with Bobby demonstrating his vocal prowess.
Joe Hill Louis
''PEACE OF MIND'' - B.M.I. - 2:44
Composer: - Joe Hill Louis
Composer: - Modern Music Published
Matrix number: - 1750
Recorded: - Unknown Date Early 1952
Probably Memphis Recording Service
706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1952
First appearance: - Modern Records (S) 78rpm Modern 856-A mono
PEACE OF MIND / CHOCOLATE BLONDE
Reissued: - 2001 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm Ace CDCHD 803-19 mono
JOE HILL LOUIS - BOOGIE IN THE PARK

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Joe Hill Louis - Vocal, Guitar; more details unknown

Joe did get entangled in the Chess-Bihari-Phillips wars and new research makes it apparent that the Biharis recorded his sixth and final Modern record in early 1952 during their own field (?) recordings. It is notable that the usual spark and enthusiasm is absent in ''Peace Of Mind'' and ''Chocolate Blonde''. (MH)
Joe Hill Louis
''CHOCOLATE BLONDE'' - B.M.I. - 2:49
Composer: - Joe Hill Louis
Composer: - Modern Music Published
Matrix number: - 1751
Recorded: - Unknown Date Early 1952
Probably Memphis Recording Service
706b Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Released: - 1952
First appearance: - Modern Records (S) 78rpm Modern 856-B mono
CHOCOLATE BLONDE / PEACE OF MIND
Reissued: - 2001 Ace Records (CD) 500/200rpm Ace CDCHD 803-20 mono
JOE HILL LOUIS - BOOGIE IN THE PARK

Name (Or. No. Of Instruments)
Joe Hill Louis - Vocal, Guitar; more details unknown
Bobby Bland
''GOOD LOVIN''' - B.M.I. - 2:23
Composer: - Jules Taub-Robert Bland
Composer: - Modern Music
Matrix number: - 1826
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1952
Unknown Location
West Memphis, Arkansas
Released: - 1952
First appearance: - Modern Records (S) 78rpm Modern 868-A mono
GOOD LOVIN' / DRIFTING FROM TOWN TO TOWN
Reissued: - 2011 Jasmine Records (CD) 500/200rpm JASCD 564-6 mono
BOBBY BLAND - IT'S MY LIFE, BABY

Name (Or. No Of Instruments)
Bobby Bland – Vocal
Ike Turner - Piano
Matt Murphy - Guitar
L.C. Dranes - Drums
 
Published for Historical Reasons
Bobby Bland
''DRIFTING FROM TOWN TO TOWN'' - B.M.I. - 3:03
Composer: - Jules Taub-Robert Bland
Publusher: - Modern Music
Matrix number: - 1825
Recorded: - Unknown Date 1952
Unknown Location
West Memphis, Arkansas
Released: - 1952
First appearance: - Modern Records (S) 78rpm Modern 868-B mono
DRIFTING FROM TOWN TO TOWN / GOOD LIVIN'
Reissued: - 2011 Jasmine Records (CD) 500/200rpm JASCD 564-5 mono
BOBBY BLAND - IT'S MY LIFE, BABY

Name (Or. No Of Instruments)
Bobby Bland – Vocal
Ike Turner - Piano
Matt Murphy - Guitar
L.C. Dranes - Drums

Published for Historical Reasons

 
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