Blues Ballads and Boogies 2CD

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Pvt. Cecil Gant
Blues Ballads and Boogies 2CD

Had fate dealt Cecil a different hand of cards, he might have ridden out the 1950s, participated in the Blues revival of the '60s, and reinvented himself as an international Blues Legend.
But his life and career were sadly not destined for longevity.
He died in February 1951, at the age of only thirty-seven.
Having arrived in 1944 with the powerful, lachrymose ballad 'I Wonder', which topped the US R&B charts and sold in its hundreds of thousands, Cecil packed a lot of recording sessions into his brief métier, and his recorded legacy is both prolific and impressive.
But sadly, his was not one of the reputations nurtured by Blues scholars, and over the decades he has become largely forgotten.
This double-disc set presents a selective career overview and is packed with strong ballads, hard and humorous Blues and driving Boogies, virtually all of which were self-penned.

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Disc 1
  1. Original Cecil's Boogie
  2. I Wonder
  3. Cecil Boogie
  4. Wake Up Cecil Wake Up
  5. You're Going To Cry
  6. Cecil Boogie #2
  7. Jam Jam Blues
  8. Are You Ready?
  9. I'm Tired
  10. I'll Remember You
  11. Blues In L.A.
  12. That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch
  13. What's On Your Worried Mind
  14. When I Wanted You
  15. Midnight On Central Avenue
  16. Hit That Jive Jack
  17. Special Delivery
  18. Jump Jack Jump
  19. I'm Traveling Alone
  20. God Bless My Daddy
  21. Can't Get You Off My Mind
  22. My Baby's Changed
  23. I've Heard That Jive Before
  24. Fare Thee Well My Baby
  25. Rock The Boogie
  26. I'm Losing You
  27. Hogan's Alley
  28. Nashville Jumps
  29. Loose As A Goose
Disc 2
  1. Train Time
  2. Sloppy Joe's
  3. Boogie Woogie Baby
  4. If It's True
  5. I'm All Alone Now
  6. Ninth Street Jive
  7. Another Day Another Dollar
  8. I'm A Good Man But A Poor Man
  9. Cecil's Jam Session
  10. I Ain't Gonna Cry No More
  11. Screwy Boogie
  12. I Hate To Say Goodbye
  13. My Little Baby
  14. What's The Matter
  15. Bullet Boogie
  16. Crying To Myself
  17. Nobody Loves You When You're Down and Out
  18. Cindy Lou
  19. Deal Yourself Another Hand
  20. When You Left Me Baby
  21. You'll Be Sorry
  22. Goodnight Irene
  23. We're Gonna Rock
  24. Owl Stew
  25. It Ain't Gonna Be Like That
  26. Paging Mr Jackson
  27. Shotgun Boogie
  28. Rock Little Baby
  29. Don't You Worry