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A true pioneer of post-WWII US Rhythm & Blues along with Louis Jordan and Nat King Cole, Nellie Lutcher's irrepressibly upbeat style and her feel-good Capitol 78s made her immensely popular in the UK for a few years, as the 1940s turned over to the 1950s. She was the first full-on R&B act to tour here in the early 50s - twice! - and there's no doubt that her 78s would have made her a consistent UK chart act, had there actually been UK charts at the time of their release. Enthusiastic promotion on his pioneering BBC record programme by bandleader-turned-early DJ Jack Jackson made Nellie an immediate and huge public favourite with airplay hits like 'Hurry On Down' and 'He's A Real Gone Guy'. Both are featured here along with a representative selection of other popular Lutcher favourites, including two duets with her label mate and friend Nat Cole and a number of sides that did not gain UK release at the time - some of which are receiving their domestic debut release in this Jasmine compilation. Nellie's recording career stretched into the 1960s, but there's no doubt that the tracks she laid down in the first five years, such as those featured here, are the ones that forged her reputation and that are the most highly regarded among fans and collectors. Sounding as vibrant and as full of fun as they did 70-75 years ago, here is a representative selection of this wonderful artist's finest recordings from her commercial heyday. You'd be a right Nellie to miss it.
A true pioneer of post-WWII US Rhythm & Blues along with Louis Jordan and Nat King Cole, Nellie Lutcher's irrepressibly upbeat style and her feel-good Capitol 78s made her immensely popular in the UK for a few years, as the 1940s turned over to the 1950s. She was the first full-on R&B act to tour here in the early 50s - twice! - and there's no doubt that her 78s would have made her a consistent UK chart act, had there actually been UK charts at the time of their release. Enthusiastic promotion on his pioneering BBC record programme by bandleader-turned-early DJ Jack Jackson made Nellie an immediate and huge public favourite with airplay hits like 'Hurry On Down' and 'He's A Real Gone Guy'. Both are featured here along with a representative selection of other popular Lutcher favourites, including two duets with her label mate and friend Nat Cole and a number of sides that did not gain UK release at the time - some of which are receiving their domestic debut release in this Jasmine compilation. Nellie's recording career stretched into the 1960s, but there's no doubt that the tracks she laid down in the first five years, such as those featured here, are the ones that forged her reputation and that are the most highly regarded among fans and collectors. Sounding as vibrant and as full of fun as they did 70-75 years ago, here is a representative selection of this wonderful artist's finest recordings from her commercial heyday. You'd be a right Nellie to miss it.
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She's Real Gone: Selected Singles 1947-1952 (Uk)
Artist: Nellie Lutcher
Format: CD
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1. Hurry on Down
2. He's a Real Gone Guy
3. You Better Watch Yourself Bub
4. Do You or Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to, Baby)
5. Fine Brown Frame
6. Wish I Was in Walla Walla
7. Alexander's Ragtime Band
8. Come and Get It Honey
9. There's Another Mule in Your Stall
10. Cool Water
11. Princess Poo-Pooly Has Plenty Papaya
12. He Sends Me
13. That'll Just About Knock Me Out
14. That's a Plenty
15. Ditto from Me to You
16. For You My Love - Nellie Lutcher and Nat King Cole
17. Pa's Not Home - Ma's Upstairs
18. The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else
19. Kinda Blue and Low
20. Lake Charles Boogie
21. Imagine You Having Eyes for Me
22. A Chicken Ain't Nothing But a Bird
23. My New Papa's Got to Have Everything
24. Baby Please Stop and Think About Me
25. Can I Come in for a Second - Nellie Lutcher and Nat King Cole
26. Mean to Me - Nellie Lutcher with Billy May and His Orchestra
27. Let the Worry Bird Worry for You - Nellie Lutcher with Billy May and His Orchestra
28. The Birth of the Blues - Nellie Lutcher with Billy May and His Orchestra
29. The Heart of a Clown - Nellie Lutcher with Hal Mooney and His Orchestra
30. Keepin' Out of Mischief Now - Nellie Lutcher with Hal Mooney and His Orchestra

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A true pioneer of post-WWII US Rhythm & Blues along with Louis Jordan and Nat King Cole, Nellie Lutcher's irrepressibly upbeat style and her feel-good Capitol 78s made her immensely popular in the UK for a few years, as the 1940s turned over to the 1950s. She was the first full-on R&B act to tour here in the early 50s - twice! - and there's no doubt that her 78s would have made her a consistent UK chart act, had there actually been UK charts at the time of their release. Enthusiastic promotion on his pioneering BBC record programme by bandleader-turned-early DJ Jack Jackson made Nellie an immediate and huge public favourite with airplay hits like 'Hurry On Down' and 'He's A Real Gone Guy'. Both are featured here along with a representative selection of other popular Lutcher favourites, including two duets with her label mate and friend Nat Cole and a number of sides that did not gain UK release at the time - some of which are receiving their domestic debut release in this Jasmine compilation. Nellie's recording career stretched into the 1960s, but there's no doubt that the tracks she laid down in the first five years, such as those featured here, are the ones that forged her reputation and that are the most highly regarded among fans and collectors. Sounding as vibrant and as full of fun as they did 70-75 years ago, here is a representative selection of this wonderful artist's finest recordings from her commercial heyday. You'd be a right Nellie to miss it.
        
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