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Foxy R&B: Richard Stamz Chicago Blues

Foxy R&B: Richard Stamz Chicago Blues


If you're not from Chicago, the question would make some sense: who is Richard Stamz? He was one of the great Windy City DJs of the '50s and '60s, helping to propel a swinging, gritty, soulful sound into the consciousness of Midwestern listeners during the height of Chess and Curtis Mayfield. Stamz was responsible for the rest of Chicago, mining the sound that existed somewhere between the sophistication of the Impressions and the down-home funk of Chess, while retaining the swing of a big band. Stamz liked a big, blowsy swing and had a flair for showmanship, often showing up for events in a crown and cape, and that flamboyance does translate to Foxy R&B: Richard Stamz Chicago Blues, a collection of 25 sides of blues and soul popularized on the man's radio show. Big names are absent but that's kind of the point: surely, Stamz played some of Chicago's stars on his show but here, the unknown get to illustrate his low-down, grooving feel, how there's a lot of mischief and fun within these deep, bluesy rhythms. "Foxy" is appropriate, as this music is sexy and fun, sometimes silly, often trashy, but it never takes itself very seriously, which is the joy of this compilation: it captures a time and place that hasn't necessarily been forgotten but hasn't been explored in detail. Foxy R&B digs deep into the Chicago of the early '60s, a time where the uptown feel ran head-on into South Side grit, and the results are still intoxicating. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

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  • Label: Ace (Label)
  • UPC: 029667055222
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Track listings

  • 1. Say You Love Me Harold Burrage (Mono)
  • 2. Hello Baby Lee Shot Williams (Mono)
  • 3. Goin' Home Mary Johnson (Mono)
  • 4. Way Out, Baby Flora D (Mono)
  • 5. Please Love Me Harold Burrage/Milt Bland Orchestra (Mono)
  • 6. Garlen's Mambo Ze Majestics (Mono)
  • 7. Romeo Joe, Pt. 1 Robert & The Rockin' Robins (Mono)
  • 8. Buzzard, The Freddy Robinson Orchestra (Mono, Featuring Paul Hankins)
  • 9. Lost Love Mary Johnson (Mono)
  • 10. I'm Trying Lee Shot Williams (Mono)
  • 11. Fool, A (For Hiding My Love From You) Harold Burrage (Mono)
  • 12. Hawk, The Freddy Robinson Orchestra (Mono, Featuring Paul Hankins)
  • 13. Gittin' Along (Green Onions) Willie Williams/Howlin' Wolf Band (Mono)
  • 14. You Ought To Love Me Harold Burrage (Mono)
  • 15. I'm Gonna Put You To Work Tony Gideon (Mono)
  • 16. These Tears Mary Johnson (Mono)
  • 17. Going Back Home Willie Williams/Howlin' Wolf Band (Mono)
  • 18. Pretty Little Liddy Harold Burrage/Milt Bland Orchestra (Mono)
  • 19. What's The Matter With You Sam The Ideals (Mono)
  • 20. Christmas Day Detroit Junior (Mono)
  • 21. South Park Shuffle Willie Williams/Howlin' Wolf Band (Mono)
  • 22. Just One More Time Loretta Branch Trio (Mono)
  • 23. You're Gonna Cry Flora D (Mono)
  • 24. I Was Wrong Harold Burrage (Mono)
  • 25. Fool, A (For Hiding My Love From You) Harold Burrage (Mono)
 
HPB condition ratings
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  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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