Beef Ball Baby! - The New Orleans R&B Sessions CD
24 tracks of stupendously rare and unissued New Orleans R&B in the King & Deluxe acetate series
Despite being based in Linden, New Jersey, DeLuxe recorded all across the USA in the company’s formative period in an attempt to score hits.
DeLuxe was the first independent label to tap into what was going on in the Crescent City in the years immediately following WWII.
The label’s biggest find during that time was Roy Brown.
Beef Ball Baby! shows that the New Orleans R&B revolution was already under way before Fats Domino took the city’s music to the masses.
In this package we you'll find gems by Chubby “Hip Shakin’” Newsom, Jewel King, Smiley Lewis, Dave Bartholomew and others.
In the case of Lewis and Bartholomew, the tracks mark their studio debuts as named artists.