Toast of Coast: 1950s R&B from DoLPhin's Hollywood [Import][CD]
2009 release, the second installment in this series that collects some of the best of West Coast R&B of the '50s. This heady brew of jumpin' R&B and cool Blues offers stellar names like Pee Wee Crayton, Jimmy Witherspoon, Peppermint Harris and Memphis Slim, cult heroes such as Erwin "Big Boy" Groves, moonlighting Doo Wopper Vernon Anders AKA Vernon Greene of the Medallions and one or two mystery artists whose names may be lost in the mists of time, but whose talent remains apparent and abundant. The source material is in remarkable shape considering it's age and the conditions it was stored under for many years, and the sublime remastering puts the listener on the studio floor with the musicians. 24 tracks. Ace.
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