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Obscure 1950s Recordings Tournament - May - FINAL FOUR
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SavoyBG
2019-05-19 12:52:22 UTC
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The FINAL FOUR is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.

(Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell


Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior


If You Need Me - Fats Domino


Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy

SavoyBG
2019-05-19 12:54:17 UTC
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MY RANKINGS

1. Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior
2. If You Need Me - Fats Domino
3. (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell
4. Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy
Bill B
2019-05-19 14:05:19 UTC
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MY RANKINGS
1. Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior
2. If You Need Me - Fats Domino
3. (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell
4. Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy
Is the next one Cusp years?
SavoyBG
2019-05-19 15:53:49 UTC
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MY RANKINGS
1. Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior
2. If You Need Me - Fats Domino
3. (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell
4. Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy
Is the next one Cusp years?
Yes. along with the 50s, records that were recorded or released in 1947, 1948, 1949, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963 will also be eligible.
Mark Dintenfass
2019-05-19 17:35:05 UTC
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MY RANKINGS
1. Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior
2. If You Need Me - Fats Domino
3. (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell
4. Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy
Is the next one Cusp years?
Yes. along with the 50s, records that were recorded or released in 1947,
1948, 1949, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963 will also be eligible.
I thought we were going to do two separate tournaments for the late 40s
and the cusp years. That seems more interesting to me than a 50s
contest with extended boundaries.
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Steve Mc
2019-05-19 17:40:29 UTC
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MY RANKINGS
1. Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior
2. If You Need Me - Fats Domino
3. (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell
4. Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy
Is the next one Cusp years?
Yes. along with the 50s, records that were recorded or released in 1947,
1948, 1949, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963 will also be eligible.
I thought we were going to do two separate tournaments for the late 40s
and the cusp years. That seems more interesting to me than a 50s
contest with extended boundaries.
I agree, he said succintly.
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Bill B
2019-05-19 17:53:55 UTC
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In article <>,>
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Post by Bill B
Is the next one Cusp years?
Yes. along with the 50s, records that were recorded or released in 1947,
1948, 1949, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963 will also be eligible.
I thought we were going to do two separate tournaments for the late 40s
and the cusp years. That seems more interesting to me than a 50s
contest with extended boundaries.
Or at least one combining late 40s and early 60s. I hope Bruce decides to remove "along with the 50s" from his prior response.
Mark Dintenfass
2019-05-19 18:20:29 UTC
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Post by Bill B
Is the next one Cusp years?
Yes. along with the 50s, records that were recorded or released in 1947,
1948, 1949, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963 will also be eligible.
I thought we were going to do two separate tournaments for the late 40s
and the cusp years. That seems more interesting to me than a 50s
contest with extended boundaries.
Or at least one combining late 40s and early 60s. I hope Bruce decides to
remove "along with the 50s" from his prior response.
For me, the late 40s and the early 60s make a bad mix. I have no
interest in comparing, say, Wynonie Harris and the Beach Boys.
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Bill B
2019-05-19 18:27:49 UTC
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In article <>,
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In article <>,>
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Post by Bill B
Is the next one Cusp years?
Yes. along with the 50s, records that were recorded or released in 1947,
1948, 1949, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963 will also be eligible.
I thought we were going to do two separate tournaments for the late 40s
and the cusp years. That seems more interesting to me than a 50s
contest with extended boundaries.
Or at least one combining late 40s and early 60s. I hope Bruce decides to
remove "along with the 50s" from his prior response.
For me, the late 40s and the early 60s make a bad mix. I have no
interest in comparing, say, Wynonie Harris and the Beach Boys.
My suggestion was of the half a loaf is better than none variety. But you might not have many participants for a late 40s tournament.
Mark Dintenfass
2019-05-19 20:03:08 UTC
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In article <>,
Post by Bill B
In article <>,>
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Post by Bill B
Is the next one Cusp years?
Yes. along with the 50s, records that were recorded or released in 1947,
1948, 1949, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963 will also be eligible.
I thought we were going to do two separate tournaments for the late 40s
and the cusp years. That seems more interesting to me than a 50s
contest with extended boundaries.
Or at least one combining late 40s and early 60s. I hope Bruce decides to
remove "along with the 50s" from his prior response.
For me, the late 40s and the early 60s make a bad mix. I have no
interest in comparing, say, Wynonie Harris and the Beach Boys.
My suggestion was of the half a loaf is better than none variety. But you might not have many participants for a late 40s tournament.
Why not? The late 40s is the cradle from which much of the music we all
like was born.
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Bill B
2019-05-19 20:11:22 UTC
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In article >,
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In article <>,
Post by Bill B
In article <>,>
Post by SavoyBG
Post by Bill B
Is the next one Cusp years?
Yes. along with the 50s, records that were recorded or released in
1947,
1948, 1949, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963 will also be eligible.
I thought we were going to do two separate tournaments for the late 40s
and the cusp years. That seems more interesting to me than a 50s
contest with extended boundaries.
Or at least one combining late 40s and early 60s. I hope Bruce decides to
remove "along with the 50s" from his prior response.
For me, the late 40s and the early 60s make a bad mix. I have no
interest in comparing, say, Wynonie Harris and the Beach Boys.
My suggestion was of the half a loaf is better than none variety. But you might not have many participants for a late 40s tournament.
Why not? The late 40s is the cradle from which much of the music we all
like was born.
But how many are familiar with the music? I'm not.
Roger Ford
2019-05-19 18:15:45 UTC
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On Sun, 19 May 2019 12:35:05 -0500, Mark Dintenfass
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MY RANKINGS
1. Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior
2. If You Need Me - Fats Domino
3. (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell
4. Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy
Is the next one Cusp years?
Yes. along with the 50s, records that were recorded or released in 1947,
1948, 1949, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963 will also be eligible.
I thought we were going to do two separate tournaments for the late 40s
and the cusp years. That seems more interesting to me than a 50s
contest with extended boundaries.
Yes definitely!

I suggest first the promised "cusp years" one (1960 - 1963)

And later the late 40's "dawn" years (1946 or 1947- 1949 )

But it's Bruce's baby so.................

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Steve Mc
2019-05-19 14:23:11 UTC
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1. Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy

2. Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior

3. (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell

4. If You Need Me - Fats Domino
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Bob Roman
2019-05-19 13:21:57 UTC
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1. (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell
2. Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy
3. Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenoir
4. If You Need Me - Fats Domino

I have discovered that shortened responses are annoying for coding, so I posted full titles this time.

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Bill B
2019-05-19 13:33:14 UTC
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The FINAL FOUR is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
1 Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy
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http://youtu.be/dDEkeH2x_fo
2 (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell
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http://youtu.be/bCE34d-gzgo
3 Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior
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http://youtu.be/GIsPJ2KgZO0
4 If You Need Me - Fats Domino
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http://youtu.be/eMUFE6FcYxg
OleManRiver
2019-05-19 13:35:16 UTC
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1. Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior
2. If You Need Me - Fats Domino
3. (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell
4. Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy
DianeE
2019-05-19 16:44:55 UTC
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1. Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior
2. If You Need Me - Fats Domino
3. (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell
4. Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy
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Bob was right--Frank's rankings are the exact inverse of mine. And yet
I've felt very favorably towards most of the records he has nominated.
Jim Colegrove
2019-05-19 14:06:53 UTC
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1. (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell

2. Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior

3. If You Need Me - Fats Domino

4. Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy
Dennis C
2019-05-19 14:10:47 UTC
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1- Roy Montrell

2- Tiny Topsy

3- Fats Domino

4- J.B Lenoar
Carl
2019-05-19 14:15:48 UTC
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Tiny Topsy
Roy Montrell
Fats Domino
JB Lenior
DianeE
2019-05-19 16:47:12 UTC
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Tiny Topsy
Roy Montrell
Fats Domino
JB Lenior
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Atta boy Carl. You've come over to the rebel side for this round.
SavoyBG
2019-05-19 16:57:02 UTC
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FINAL RANKINGS

1-(Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell - 35
2-Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy - 31

3-Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior - 27
4-If You Need Me - Fats Domino - 27

Roger joins the winner's circle with me, Steve and jim. Congarts!

Lenior noses out Fats on a tie breaker as they each had two first place listings, but Lenior had more second place listings, 3 to 2.

Montrell and Topsy go into the field for an eventual tournament of champions.
Steve Mc
2019-05-19 17:12:16 UTC
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FINAL RANKINGS
1-(Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell - 35
2-Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy - 31
3-Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior - 27
4-If You Need Me - Fats Domino - 27
Roger joins the winner's circle with me, Steve and jim. Congarts!
Lenior noses out Fats on a tie breaker as they each had two first place listings, but Lenior had more second place listings, 3 to 2.
Montrell and Topsy go into the field for an eventual tournament of champions.
Congrats Roger.

Every time I hear (Every Time I Hear )That Mellow Saxophone I like it
even more. Easily for me the 'find' of the contest.
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Roger Ford
2019-05-19 17:18:05 UTC
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FINAL RANKINGS
1-(Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell - 35
2-Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy - 31
3-Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior - 27
4-If You Need Me - Fats Domino - 27
Roger joins the winner's circle with me, Steve and jim. Congarts!
Lenior noses out Fats on a tie breaker as they each had two first place listings, but Lenior had more second place listings, 3 to 2.
Montrell and Topsy go into the field for an eventual tournament of champions.
Congrats Roger.
Every time I hear (Every Time I Hear )That Mellow Saxophone I like it
even more. Easily for me the 'find' of the contest.
You'll like my new post then Steve.

Scroll down the headers a bit :)

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OleManRiver
2019-05-19 22:56:04 UTC
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On Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 1:12:19 PM UTC-4, Steve Mc wrote:
That Mellow Saxophone I like it
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even more. Easily for me the 'find' of the contest.
21 years ago I put together two volumes of jump blues cassettes titled "Honkers 'N' Hooter" for my brothers and friends. "(Every Time I Hear )That Mellow Saxophone" by Roy Montrell was on volume two. Several other songs in this contest were not what I would considered obscure.
SavoyBG
2019-05-19 23:13:04 UTC
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If you guys prefer that June is ONLY cusp years 1947, 1948, 1949, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963 I guess we can do that. I thought some folks might have trouble finding 4 items to nominate if the 50s were not eligible.
Bob Roman
2019-05-19 23:29:00 UTC
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If you guys prefer that June is ONLY cusp years 1947, 1948, 1949, 1960,
1961, 1962, 1963 I guess we can do that. I thought some folks might have
trouble finding 4 items to nominate if the 50s were not eligible.
As long as you're asking, I agree with those who think that songs from the pre-50s cusp and the post-50s cusp should be separate contests as well. 1947 and 1963 don't mix.

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OleManRiver
2019-05-19 23:42:05 UTC
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As long as you're asking, I agree with those who think that songs from the pre-50s cusp and the post-50s cusp should be separate contests as well. 1947 and 1963 don't mix.
I agree!
SavoyBG
2019-05-19 23:44:21 UTC
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If you guys prefer that June is ONLY cusp years 1947, 1948, 1949, 1960,
1961, 1962, 1963 I guess we can do that. I thought some folks might have
trouble finding 4 items to nominate if the 50s were not eligible.
As long as you're asking, I agree with those who think that songs from the pre-50s cusp and the post-50s cusp should be separate contests as well. 1947 and 1963 don't mix.
Either do 1950 and 1959.

I think a separate contest with just 1947, 1948 and 1949 would only have a few people involved. Not many people here would be able to come up with 4 items from those 3 years that were not in Roger's battles.
Dennis C
2019-05-19 23:51:36 UTC
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Sir Thomas of Blumenthal and Michael Pendragon would be firing out obscurata from that time period like Skittles candies had you elitists not driven them out!!

Olive branch anyone?
Mark Dintenfass
2019-05-20 00:12:59 UTC
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If you guys prefer that June is ONLY cusp years 1947, 1948, 1949, 1960,
1961, 1962, 1963 I guess we can do that. I thought some folks might have
trouble finding 4 items to nominate if the 50s were not eligible.
As long as you're asking, I agree with those who think that songs from the
pre-50s cusp and the post-50s cusp should be separate contests as well.
1947 and 1963 don't mix.
Either do 1950 and 1959.
I think a separate contest with just 1947, 1948 and 1949 would only have a
few people involved. Not many people here would be able to come up with 4
items from those 3 years that were not in Roger's battles.
I think there's a lot of sentiment for separate contests for early and
cusp years. (Both eras have always been considered on-topic here.) I
wouldn't mind if 1950 was included in early years and 1959 in cusp
years if that helps. In any case, please make a final decision so I can
start searching.
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SavoyBG
2019-05-20 00:32:47 UTC
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If you guys prefer that June is ONLY cusp years 1947, 1948, 1949, 1960,
1961, 1962, 1963 I guess we can do that. I thought some folks might have
trouble finding 4 items to nominate if the 50s were not eligible.
As long as you're asking, I agree with those who think that songs from the
pre-50s cusp and the post-50s cusp should be separate contests as well.
1947 and 1963 don't mix.
Either do 1950 and 1959.
I think a separate contest with just 1947, 1948 and 1949 would only have a
few people involved. Not many people here would be able to come up with 4
items from those 3 years that were not in Roger's battles.
I think there's a lot of sentiment for separate contests for early and
cusp years. (Both eras have always been considered on-topic here.) I
wouldn't mind if 1950 was included in early years and 1959 in cusp
years if that helps. In any case, please make a final decision so I can
start searching.
Seems like many want it to be just the later cusp years, so we'll go with that, June will be ONLY things recorded or first released in 1960, 1961, 1962 or 1963.
Bill B
2019-05-20 10:10:45 UTC
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Post by SavoyBG
If you guys prefer that June is ONLY cusp years 1947, 1948, 1949, 1960,
1961, 1962, 1963 I guess we can do that. I thought some folks might have
trouble finding 4 items to nominate if the 50s were not eligible.
As long as you're asking, I agree with those who think that songs from the
pre-50s cusp and the post-50s cusp should be separate contests as well.
1947 and 1963 don't mix.
Either do 1950 and 1959.
I think a separate contest with just 1947, 1948 and 1949 would only have a
few people involved. Not many people here would be able to come up with 4
items from those 3 years that were not in Roger's battles.
I think there's a lot of sentiment for separate contests for early and
cusp years. (Both eras have always been considered on-topic here.) I
wouldn't mind if 1950 was included in early years and 1959 in cusp
years if that helps. In any case, please make a final decision so I can
start searching.
Seems like many want it to be just the later cusp years, so we'll go with that, June will be ONLY things recorded or first released in 1960, 1961, 1962 or 1963.
Wise decision.
Carl
2019-05-20 14:50:03 UTC
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If you guys prefer that June is ONLY cusp years 1947, 1948, 1949, 1960,
1961, 1962, 1963 I guess we can do that. I thought some folks might have
trouble finding 4 items to nominate if the 50s were not eligible.
As long as you're asking, I agree with those who think that songs from the
pre-50s cusp and the post-50s cusp should be separate contests as well.
1947 and 1963 don't mix.
Either do 1950 and 1959.
I think a separate contest with just 1947, 1948 and 1949 would only have a
few people involved. Not many people here would be able to come up with 4
items from those 3 years that were not in Roger's battles.
I think there's a lot of sentiment for separate contests for early and
cusp years. (Both eras have always been considered on-topic here.) I
wouldn't mind if 1950 was included in early years and 1959 in cusp
years if that helps. In any case, please make a final decision so I can
start searching.
Seems like many want it to be just the later cusp years, so we'll go with that, June will be ONLY things recorded or first released in 1960, 1961, 1962 or 1963.
Don't jettison a separate 40's tournament yet. I would include not only 1950 but 1951 and 1952 (they don't seem to have gotten a lot of love in the tournaments so far). Roger mentioned 1946. We don't have a '46 battle for comparison, but if it ain't in Whitburns Pop, R&B or Country book it shoud be eligible.

Here's nearly 200 possibilities, just from 46-48, there may be a few in the battles, I didn't do a thorough search, and I believe I''ve weeded out most of the pop stuff. All but about three of them are on youtube.

Johnny & Jack - Too Many Blues - Apollo 147
The Cats & The Fiddle - If I Dream Of You - RCA 20-3260
Billie Holiday - My Old Flame - Commodore 585
Pepper Nealy & The Ace Trio - Rendezvous With A Rose - Bullet 1056
The Four Knights - Funny How You Get Along Without Me - Decca 48014
Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folk - I'll Never See Sunshine Again - Columbia 38138
The Georgia Crackers - A Broken Doll - RCA 20-3175
The Dixie Humming Birds - One Day - Apollo 132
The Striders - Pleasin' You (As Long As I Live) - Capitol 15306
Little Jimmy Dickens - I'm Fading Fast With The Time - Columbia 20585
Billie Holiday - I'm Yours - Commodore 585
Moon Mullican - Foggy River - King 613
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys (Tommy Duncan) - Never No More Hard Times Blues - Columbia 30473
Billie Holiday - Embraceble You - Commodore 7520
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Cotton Eyed Joe - Columbia 37212
Buddy Johnson (Ella Johnson) - I Don't Care Who Knows - Decca 48088
Louis Armstrong (Velma Middleton) - No Variety Blues - RCA 20-1891
Tiny Bradshaw - Take The Hands Off The Clock - Savoy 655
Hadda Brooks - Bully Wully Boogie - Modern 20-600
Rosetta Howard & The Big Three Trio - Why Be So Blue - Columbia 30127
Jimmie Lunceford - Scratch My Back - Manor 1110
Mildred Bailey - I Don't Want To Miss Mississippi - RCA 20-2057
Eddy Arnold & The Tennessee Plowboys - Molly Darling - RCA 20-2489
The Ink Spots - Where Flamingos Fly - Decca 24461
Julia Lee - Dream Lucky Blues - Mercury 8013
Louis Armstrong - Blues For Yesterday - RCA 20-2456
The Deep River Boys - I Left Myself Wide Open - RCA 20-2397
Deep River Boys - What Did He Say (The Mumbles Song) - RCA 20-2610
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars (Jack Teagarden) - A Song Was Born - RCA 20-3064
The Charioteers - Ooh Look a There Ain't She Pretty - Columbia 38065
Louis Prima - It Takes A Long Tall Brown Skin Gal - Majestic 1044
Pee Wee King & His Golden Cowboys - Oh Mo'nah - RCA 20-2841
Billie Holiday - I'll Look Around - Decca 23597
Moon Mullican - Jole Blon's Sister - King 632
Lil Green - Lonely Woman - RCA 20-2809
Big Bill - Flat Foot Susie With Her Flat Yes Yes - Columbia 30135
Memphis Minnie - Fish Man Blues - Columbia 37579
Etta Jones & Pete Johnson's All Stars - I May Be Wonderful (But I Think You're Wrong) - National 4001
Louis Armstrong - Before Long - RCA 20-3064
Woody Herman - I've Got News For You - Columbia 38213
Johnny Tyler & The Riders Of The Rio Grande - Peepin' Through The Keyhole (Watching Jole Blon) - RCA 20-2620
Nellie Lutcher - The Song Is Ended (But The Melody Lingers On) - Capitol Americana 40063
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five (Martha Davis) - Daddy O - Decca 25402
The Four Vagabonds - Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans - Apollo 1039
Cab Calloway - Two Blocks Down Turn To The Left (On The Right Hand Side Of The Street) - Columbia 38227
Pat Flowers - Shoe Shine Shuffle - RCA 20-2929
Helen Humes - I Refuse To Sing The Blues - Mercury 8056
Nellie Lutcher - Cool Water - Capitol 15148
Cab Calloway - A Blue Serge Suit With A Belt In The Back - Columbia 36993
Martha Davis - When I Say Goodbye - Jewel 2003
Dixie-Aires - Elijah - Exclusive 50X
The Cats & The Fiddle - I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water - RCA 20-2795
Blues Woman - Voo It Voo It - Jukebox 502
Cecil Campbell's Tennessee Ramblers - Time Will Tell - RCA 20-3239
Sarah Vaughan - We're Through - HRC 1019
Buddy Johnson (Ella Johnson) - You'll Get Them Blues - Decca 48040
Helen Humes & Her All Stars - See See Rider - Philo 134
Dinah Washington - No More Lonely Gal Blues - Mercury 8072
Andy Kirk & The Jubalaires - I Know - Decca 17872
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Deep Water - Columbia 38127
Wynonie Harris & The Hamp Tone All Stars - In The Evenin' Blues - Hamp Tone 103
Cecil Campbell & His Tennessee Ramblers - North Carolina Skies - RCA 20-1874
Delmore Brothers - She Left Me Standing On The Mountain - King 533
Ernest Tubb - Waiting For A Train - Decca 46119
Billie Holiday - There Is No Greater Love - Decca 23853
Roy Rogers & The Sons Of The Pioneers - Blue Shadows On The Trail - RCA 20-2780
Jimmie Lunceford (Nick Brooks) - Just Once Too Often - Majestic 1045
Buddy Johnson (Arthur Prysock) - I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone - Decca 48940
Lil Green - I Want A Good Man Bad - RCA 20-2589
Roy Acuff - Just To Ease My Worried Mind - Columbia 30479
Dinah Washington - You Satisfy - Mercury 8035
Joe Swift & The Johnny Otis Orchestra - Thats Your Last Boogie - Exclusive 51X
Nellie Lutcher - Alexander's Ragtime Band - Capitol 15180
Camille Howard Trio - Sundays With You - Specialty 318
The Melody Masters - Wig Blues - Apollo 379
Ray McKinley - Airizay - RCA 20-2734
Buddy Rich - Baby Baby All The Time - Mercury 3017
Cecil Gant - Hit That Jive Jack - Gilt Edge 534
Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends - A Porter's Love Song - Capitol Americana 40008
Scatman Crothers & Riff Charles - Riff's Blues - Capitol 15220
Johnny Mercer & Paul Weston Orch - Lil Augie Is A Natural Man - Capitol 254
Hot Lips Page Hot Seven - I Keep Rollin' On - Savoy 605
Billy Eckstine - Gloomy Sunday - National 9037
Mildred Bailey - At Sundown - Majestic 1101
Bea Booze - Mr Freddie Blues - Decca 48033
Rosetta Howard & The Big Three Trio - I Keep On Worryin' - Columbia 30127
Jay McShann (Jimmy Witherspoon) - Shipyard Woman Blues - Mercury 8014
Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Marie Knight - Didn't It Rain - Decca 48054
Louis Armstrong & His All Stars (Jack Teagarden) - Please Stop Playing Those Blues Boys - RCA 20-2648
Sy Oliver - You Can't Tell The Depth Of The Well - MGM 10083
Sy Oliver (Tommy Roberts) - You Know What The Trouble Is Baby - MGM 10133
The Cats & The Fiddle - Honey Honey Honey - Manor 1112
Hadda Brooks Trio - Tootsie Timesie - Modern 20-602
Eddy Arnold & His Tennessee Plowboys - Can't Win Can't Place Can't Show - RCA 20-1855
Tom Archia & His All Stars - Ice Man Blues - Aristocrat 602
Cowboy Copas - Breeze - King 591
Ella Mae Morse & Freddie Slack - Pig Foot Pete - Capitol 268
The Ravens - Be I Bumble Bee Or Not - National 9040
Camille Howard - Has Your Love Grown Cold - Specialty 309
Rosetta Howard & The Big Three Trio - Too Many Drivers - Columbia 38029
The Four Vagabonds - Hoe Cake Hominy And Sassafras Tea - Apollo 1030
Blu Lu Barker - Trombone Man Blues - Capitol 70007
Sonny Boy Williamson - You're An Old Lady - RCA 20-1875
Buddy Johnson (Arthur Prysock) - Serves Me Right - Decca 48060
Helen Humes - Jumpin' On Sugar Hill - Mercury 8077
Albennie Jones - The Rain Is Falling - Decca 48048
The Four Jacks - I Challenge Your Kiss - Allen 21000
Red Callendar Trio - Red Light - Black and White 781
The Charioteers - You Can't See The Sun When You're Crying - Columbia 37240
Dan Grissom - Recess In Heaven - Jewel ON-2004
The Delta Rhythm Boys - You're Mine You - RCA 20-2855
Una Mae Carlisle - If It Ain't Mine (Whose Is It) - Savoy 617
Leslie Scott & Coleman Hawkins - How Did She Look - RCA 20-2919
Jenny Lou Carson - The Crossroad Where We Said Goodbye - RCA 20-2519
Ink Spots - I Cover The Waterfront - Decca 18864
Dinah Washington - It's Funny - Mercury 8114
Pete Daily's Chicagoans - She Looks Like Helen Brown - Capitol 437
Nellie Lutcher - Let Me Love You Tonight - Capitol 40017
Jenny Lou Carson - I'll Trade All Of My Tomorrows - Mercury 5024
Billy Eckstine - Mr B's Blues - MGM 10208
Three Bits Of Rhythm - I Used To Work In Chicago - Modern 118
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Charles Brown) - I Wouldn't Mind - Exclusive 704
Louis Jordan & The Tympani Five - All For The Love Of Lil - Decca 24448
Una Mae Carlisle - Stop Goin' Through The Motions - National 9044
The Nelson Alexander Trio - Well Well Baby - Specialty 308
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys (Tommy Duncan) - Bubbles In My Beer - MGM 10116
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys (Tommy Duncan) - Spanish Fandango - MGM 10116
Big Three Trio - I'll Be Right Some Day - Columbia 30142
Myra Taylor & The Reiser-Meyers Trio - Clinging Vine - Mercury 8081
Johnny Bond - Oklahoma Waltz - Columbia 38160
Julia Lee - Lotus Blossom - Mercury 8013
Bea Booze - Gulf Coast Blues - Decca 48033
Billie Holiday - As Time Goes By - Commodore 7520
Memphis Slim - Rockin' The House - Miracle 103
Gene Autry - Can't Shake The Sands Of Texas From My Shoes - Columbia 20469
Ella Fitzgerald - Darktown Strutter's Ball - Decca 25354
Josh White - Back Water Blues - Decca 23582
Ivory Joe Hunter - Blues At Midnight - Pacific 630
The Nelson Alexander Trio - Rock That Voot - Specialty 308
Velma Nelson & Will Rowland Band - If I Were A Itty Bitty Girl - Aladdin 139
Ella Fitzgerald - My Baby Likes To Be Bop (And I Like To Be Bop Too) - Decca 24332
Jenny Lou Carson - I Feel Like Cryin' (Over You) - RCA 20-2996
Billie Holiday - Deep Song - Decca 24135
Tiny Bradshaw - If I Had A Million Dollars - Savoy 655
The Four Knights - Walking With My Shadow - Decca 48014
The Maddox Brothers & Sister Rose - Midnight Train - 4 Star 1184
Valaida Snow - Caravan - Bel Tone 7008
Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends - Doubtful Blues - Capitol Americana 40056
Lionel Hampton (Wini Brown) - Gone Again - Decca 24248
Hawkshaw Hawkins - Sunny Side Of The Mountain - King 667
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Charles Brown) - Way Over There By The Cherry Tree - Exclusive 704
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (Charles Brown) - St Louis Blues - Exclusive 703
Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys - Little Cabin Home On The Hill - Columbia 20459
Four Knights - Just In Case You Change Your Mind - Decca 48026
Lillette & Her Escorts - Boogie Woogie Time Down South - Sterling 108
Helen Humes - Today I Sing The Blues - Mercury 8077
Tony Pastor - Your Red Wagon - Columbia 37973
Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends - Living Back Street For You - Capitol 15300
Lucky Millinder (Annisteen Allen) - Don't Hesitate Too Long - Decca 23949
Pearl Bailey - But What Are These - Columbia 38028
The Trombone Of Buddy Morrow (Helen Lee) - I've Got The Sun In The Morning - Mercury 3020
Lil Green - You've Been A Good Old Wagon (But You Done Broke Down) - RCA 20-2417
George Dukes & The Duchess (Marion Abernathy) - Abernathy's Boogie - Mellodisc 1003
Slim Gaillard Trio - Down By The Station - MGM 10309
Cab Calloway - Give Me Twenty Nickels For A Dollar - Columbia 37500
The Andrews Sisters & Burl Ives - Blue Tail Fly - Decca 24463
Hadda Brooks - Out Of The Blue - Modern 600
Pee Wee Hunt - Basin Street Blues - Regent 133
The Cats & The Fiddle - That's My Desire - Manor 1064
Louis Armstrong - Fifty Fifty Blues - RCA 20-2530
Lowell Fulson - Wee Hours In The Morning - Down Beat 119
The Charioteers - Ride Red Ride - Columbia 37399
Joe Turner & His Boogie Woogie Boys - Miss Brown Blues - National 4011
Savannah Churchill - Is It Too Late - Manor 1093
Paul Bascombe's Combo (John Grimes) - Doin' Your Tricks ( On The Kick) - Manor 1117
Memphis Minnie - Lean Meat Won't Fry - Columbia 37579
Big Three Trio - Reno Blues - Columbia 30142
Brownie McGhee - Rum Cola Papa - Alert 400
Jenny Lou Carson - Troubled Heart - RCA 20-2996
Jimmie Lunceford (Trummy Young) - Margie - Majestic 1103
Cab Calloway - The Calloway Boogie - Columbia 38227
Cootie Williams - Bring 'Em Down Front - Capitol 15164
Jon & Sondra Steele - I Want To Be The Only One - Damon 11130
Steve Gibson & The Redcaps - I've Lived A Lifetime For You - Mercury 8069
Cecil Gant - Every Minute Of Every Hour - Bullet 264

Mark Dintenfass
2019-05-19 14:27:57 UTC
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The FINAL FOUR is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
(Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell
Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy
If You Need Me - Fats Domino
Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior

One and four were clearcut for me. Two and three were basically a
coin-flip, but, having bad-mouthed it in the first round, I find
Tiny's record has grown on me.
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Roger Ford
2019-05-19 14:45:46 UTC
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The FINAL FOUR is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
If You Need Me - Fats Domino
(Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell
Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior
Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy

For me Fats scores 9 everything else is an 8


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Rick Schubert
2019-05-19 16:17:50 UTC
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The FINAL FOUR is now open. Please rank these from best to worst.
1. If You Need Me - Fats Domino
2. Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior
3. Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy
4. (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell
DianeE
2019-05-19 16:43:10 UTC
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Bob says I'm a rebel....but not *the* rebel.

1-Aw Shucks Baby - Tiny Topsy
2-(Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone - Roy Montrell
3-If You Need Me - Fats Domino
4-Don't Touch My Head - J.B. Lenior
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