Nappy Brown – The Nappy Brown Singles Collection – 1954-62 – 2CD
Nappy Brown was a blues and R&B singer who began his career singing gospel before turning to blues in the mid-1950s, recording for the Savoy label throughout this core era of his career, when he was greatly admired by Elvis Presley who often saw him perform in Memphis. His powerful and adaptable vocal style is widely seen as a key strand in the development of soul music, and after fading from view after the ‘50s he made a comeback during the 1980s to enjoy renewed popularity. This excellent value 52-track 2-CD set comprises the A & B sides of his Savoy singles from these years, including two titles recorded at the beginning of his recording career as a member of the Heavenly Lights gospel group, before signing to the label as a solo artist. It includes the No. 2 R&B hit “Don’t Be Angry”, plus his other hits “Pitter Patter”, “Little By Little”, “It Don't Hurt No More” & “I Cried Like a Baby”, and his classic song “(The Night Time Is) The Right Time”, which was covered by Ray Charles to score a Top 5 hit. It’s a comprehensive overview of the primary era of his recording career, and a fine showcase for the talent of a distinctive and influential performer.
Heavenly Lights: 1. Jesus Said It - 2. Lord, I'm In Your Hands - Nappy Brown: 3. That Man - 4. I Wonder - 5. Two Faced Woman - 6. Is It True, Is It True - 7. Don't Be Angry - 8. It's Really You - 9. Piddily Patter Patter - 10. There'll Come A Day - 11. Just A Little Love - 12. Well, Well, Well Baby - 13. Doodle, I Love You - 14. Sittin' In The Dark - 15. Open Up That Door - 16. Pleasing You - 17. Am I? - 18. Love Baby - 19. Little By Little - 20. I'm Getting Lonesome - 21. I'm Gonna Get You - 22. Pretty Girl - 23. Goody Goody Gum Drop - 24. Bye Bye Baby - 25. The Right Time - 26. Oh You Don’t Know -
Nappy Brown: 1. If You Need Some Lovin' - 2. I'm In The Mood - 3. I Cried Like A Baby - 4. Skiddy Woe - 5. My Baby - 6. It Don't Hurt Anymore - 7. You're Going To Need Someone - 8. All Right Now - 9. A Long Time - 10. This Is My Confession - 11. For Those Who Love - 12. So Deep - 13. Too Shy - 14. Give Me Your Love - 15. My Baby Knows - 16. Down In The Alley - 17. Baby, Cry, Cry Baby - 18. What's Come Over You, Baby - 19. Apple Of My Eye - 20. Baby, I Got News For You - 21. Nobody Can Say - 22. The Hole I'm In - 23. Coal Miner - 24. Hoonie Boonie - 25. Don't Be Angry - 26. Anytime Is The Right Time -