Arbee Stidham - The Complete Recordings Vol. 2: 1951-1957 (2004)

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Title: The Complete Recordings Vol. 2: 1951-1957
Year Of Release: 2004
Label: Blue Moon
Genre: Blues, Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks) | MP3 320 kbps
Total Time: 61:32
Total Size: 337 MB | 148 MB

1. Feeling Blue And Low (3:27)
2. I've Got News For You Baby (2:53)
3. Bad Dreams Blues (2:52)
4. Why Did I Fall In Love With You (3:32)
5. I'm In The Mood (2:25)
6. I Want To Rock (3:31)
7. Someone To Tell My Trouble To (2:48)
8. Mr Comissioner (Master) (3:15)
9. Mr Comissioner (Alt. Take) (3:14)
10. Baby Stop The Clock (1:54)
11. Blues Why Do You Kick On Me (3:08)
12. Don't Set Your Cap For Me (3:00)
13. I Don't Play (2:47)
14. I'll Always Remember You (2:31)
15. Meet Me Halfway (2:39)
16. When I Find My Baby (2:53)
17. Please Let It Be Me (2:31)
18. Look Me Straight In The Eye (Alt. Take) (2:32)
19. Look Me Straight In The Eye (Master) (2:32)
20. I Stayed Away Too Long (Alt. Take) (2:17)
21. I Stayed Away Too Long (2nd Master) (2:19)
22. I Stayed Away Too Long (Master) (2:22)

An exciting and expressive jazz-influenced blues vocalist, Arbee Stidham also plays alto sax, guitar and harmonica. His father Luddie Stidham worked in Jimme Lunceford's orchestra, while his uncle was a leader of the Memphis Jug Band. Stidham formed the Southern Syncopators and played various clubs in his native Arkansas in the '30s. He appeared on Little Rock radio station KARK and his band backed Bessie Smith on a Southern tour in 1930 and 1931. Stidham frequently performed in Little Rock and Memphis until he moved to Chicago in the '40s. Stidham recorded with Lucky Millinder's Orchestra for Victor in the '40s for Victor. He did his own sessions for Victor, Sittin' In, Checker, Abco, Prestige/Bluesville, Mainstream, and Folkways in the '50s and '60s, and appeared in the film The Bluesman in 1973. Stidham also made many festival and club appearances nationwide and internationally. He did occasional blues lectures at Cleveland State University in the '70s. ~by Ron Wynn

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