At His Best
This Atlanta R&B singer created such a strong regional buzz that RCA came a-callin’, signing him to a record deal and recording 32 sides of his in the first half of the ’50s. R&B connoisseurs are baffled as to why none of his stuff took off nationally; this is fantastic early-’50s R&B, and this 2-CD set gets you all 32 RCA sides, 10 unissued! A 16-page booklet tells Melvin’s tale as you jump ’n’ shout along with his best-known tune, Looped, plus California Baby; I Remember; Schoolboy Blues; Reliefin’ Blues; Everybody’s Got the Blues; No Baby; Every Pound; Miss Brown; Crazy Baby, and more.
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