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The Griffin Brothers, comprising Jimmy and Edward Buddy Griffin, were an R&B duo from Virginia, who formed a band in the post-war years to perform around Washington D.C., bringing in singer Margie Day and winning a recording contract with Randy Wood's newly-established Dot label. They had a number of hits in the early '50s and became famous for their rocking R&B workouts which presaged the arrival of rock 'n' roll in the charts a few years later, by which time their primary career was over. This great-value 52-track 2-CD collection comprises the A and B sides of their singles on Dot, including recordings with featured vocalists Margie Day and Tommy Brown, plus releases by Buddy Griffin with Claudia Swann for Chess, and solo releases by Margie Day and Tommy Brown. It includes their and Margie Day's US hits, with R&B No. 1 Weepin' And Cryin' and their other Top 10 R&B hits, Hoppin', Street Walkin' Daddy, Little Red Rooster, Tra-la-la and Pretty Baby, along with many original compositions, plus versions of R&B and blues classics like Willie Dixon's Little Red Rooster, Tampa Red's Pretty Baby and the Chuck Willis hit My Story. It captures the essence of the R&B scene around this time, and is a fairly comprehensive overview of the Griffin Brothers' primary career.
The Griffin Brothers, comprising Jimmy and Edward Buddy Griffin, were an R&B duo from Virginia, who formed a band in the post-war years to perform around Washington D.C., bringing in singer Margie Day and winning a recording contract with Randy Wood's newly-established Dot label. They had a number of hits in the early '50s and became famous for their rocking R&B workouts which presaged the arrival of rock 'n' roll in the charts a few years later, by which time their primary career was over. This great-value 52-track 2-CD collection comprises the A and B sides of their singles on Dot, including recordings with featured vocalists Margie Day and Tommy Brown, plus releases by Buddy Griffin with Claudia Swann for Chess, and solo releases by Margie Day and Tommy Brown. It includes their and Margie Day's US hits, with R&B No. 1 Weepin' And Cryin' and their other Top 10 R&B hits, Hoppin', Street Walkin' Daddy, Little Red Rooster, Tra-la-la and Pretty Baby, along with many original compositions, plus versions of R&B and blues classics like Willie Dixon's Little Red Rooster, Tampa Red's Pretty Baby and the Chuck Willis hit My Story. It captures the essence of the R&B scene around this time, and is a fairly comprehensive overview of the Griffin Brothers' primary career.
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Format: CD
Label: ACROBAT
Rel. Date: 11/10/2023
UPC: 824046348922

Weepin And Cryin': The Singles Collection 1950-55
Artist: Griffin Brothers / Margie Day
Format: CD
New: Available $16.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. I Almost Lost My Mind - Ivory Joe Hunter
2. Double Crossing Blues - Johnny Otis Quintette,The Robins and Little Esther
3. Mistrusting Blues - Little Esther with Mel Walker and the Johnny Otis Orchestra
4. I Need You So - Ivory Joe Hunter
5. Pink Champagne - Joe Liggins and His Honeydrippers
6. Cupid Boogie - Johnny Otis OrchestraLittle Esther and Mel Walker
7. Hard Luck Blues - Roy Brown
8. Mona Lisa - Nat "King" Cole
9. Blue Light Boogie (Parts 1 ; 2) - Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
10. Blue Shadows - Lowell Fulson
11. Anytime Anyplace Anywhere - Joe Morris Orchestra
12. Please Send Me Someone To Love - Percy Mayfield
13. Teardrops From My Eyes - Ruth Brown
14. Bad Bad Whiskey - Amos Milburn
15. Black Night - Charles Brown
16. Rocket 88 - Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats
17. Chica Boo - Lloyd Glenn
18. Sixty Minute Man - The Dominoes
19. Don't You Know I Love You - The Clovers
20. The Glory Of Love - The Five Keys
21. T' 99 Blues - Jimmie Nelson and the Peter Rabbit Trio
22. Fool Fool Fool - The Clovers
23. I Got Loaded - "Peppermint" Harris
24. I'm In The Mood - John Lee Hooker
25. Because Of You - Tab Smith and His Orchestra
26. Flamingo - Earl Bostic and His Orchestra
27. Weepin' And Cryin' - Griffin Brothers Orchestra
28. Cry - Johnnie Ray and The Four Lads
29. Three O'Clock Blues - B.B. King
30. Night Train - Jimmy Forrest
31. Booted - Roscoe Gordon
32. 5-10-15 Hours - Ruth Brown
33. Have Mercy Baby - The Dominoes
34. Goin' Home - Fats Domino
35. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price
36. Mary Jo - Four Blazes
37. Ting-A-Ling - The Clovers
38. My Song - Johnny Ace
39. Juke - Little Walter
40. Five Long Years - Eddie Boyd
41. You Know I Love You - B.B. King
42. I Don't Know - Willie Mabon And His Combo
43. Baby Don't Do It - The Five Royales
44. (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown
45. Hound Dog - Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton"
46. I'm Mad - Willie Mabon and His Combo"
47. Help Me Somebody - The Five Royales
48. Please Love Me - B.B. King
49. The Clock - Johnny Ace
50. Crying In The Chapel - The Orioles
51. Shake A Hand - Faye Adams
52. Money Honey - Clyde Mcphatter and The Drifters
53. Honey Hush - Big Joe Turner
54. The Things That I Used To Do - Guitar Slim
55. I'll Be True - Faye Adams
56. You'll Never Walk Alone - Roy Hamilton
57. Work With Me Annie - The Midnighters
58. Shake Rattle And Roll - Big Joe Turner
59. Honey Love - The Drifters feat. Clyde McPhatter
60. Oh What A Dream - Ruth Brown
61. Annie Had A Baby - The Midnighters
62. It Hurts Me To My Heart - Faye Adams
63. Mambo Baby - Ruth Brown
64. Hearts Of Stone - The Charms
65. You Upset Me Baby - B.B. King
66. Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) - The Penguins
67. Sincerely - The Moonglows
68. Pledging My Love - Johnny Ace
69. The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry) - Etta James
70. My Babe - Little Walter
71. I Got A Woman - Ray Charles
72. Unchained Melody - Roy Hamilton
73. Ain't That A Shame - Fats Domino
74. Unchained Melody - Al Hibbler
75. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
76. A Fool For You - Ray Charles
77. Maybellene - Chuck Berry
78. Only You (And You Alone) - The Platters
79. All By Myself - Fats Domino
80. Hands Off - Jay McShann And His Orchestra
81. Poor Me - Fats Domino
82. Adorable - The Drifters
83. The Great Pretender - The Platters
84. At My Front Door - The El Dorados
85. Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers
86. Drown In My Own Tears - Ray Charles
87. Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
88. I'm In Love Again - Fats Domino
89. Fever - Little Willie John
90. Treasure Of Love - Clyde McPhatter
91. Rip It Up - Little Richard
92. My Prayer - The Platters
93. Honky Tonk (Parts 1 ; 2) - Bill Doggett
94. Let The Good Times Roll - Shirley ; Lee
95. Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
96. Don't Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
97. Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
98. Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter
99. Blue Monday - Fats Domino
100. Jim Dandy - Lavern Baker
101. Love Is Strange - Mickey and Sylvia
102. I'm Walkin' - Fats Domino
103. Lucille - Little Richard
104. School Day - Chuck Berry
105. All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
106. Young Blood - The Coasters
107. Searchin' - The Coasters
108. C.C. Rider - Chuck Willis
109. Short Fat Fannie - Larry Williams
110. Send For Me - Nat "King" Cole
111. Further Up The Road - Bobby "Blue" Bland
112. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley
113. Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis
114. Long Lonely Nights - Clyde McPhatter
115. Diana - Paul Anka
116. Mr. Lee - The Bobbettes
117. Honeycomb - Jimmie Rodgers
118. Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
119. Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers
120. You Send Me - Sam Cooke
121. At The Hop - Danny ; the Juniors
122. Raunchy - Ernie Freeman
123. Raunchy - Bill Justis And His Orchestra
124. I'll Come Running Back To You - Sam Cooke
125. Get A Job - The Silhouettes
126. Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry
127. Tequila - The Champs
128. Twilight Time - The Platters
129. Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - Elvis Presley
130. All I Have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers
131. Witch Doctor - David Seville
132. Yakety Yak - The Coasters
133. What Am I Living For - Chuck Willis
134. Splish Splash - Bobby Darin
135. Patricia - Perez Prado And His Orchestra
136. Just A Dream - Jimmy Clanton
137. Little Star - The Elegants
138. When - The Kalin Twins
139. It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards
140. Rock-In Robin - Bobby Day
141. Topsy Part 2 - Cozy Cole
142. A Lover's Question - Clyde McPhatter
143. Lonely Teardrops - Jackie Wilson
144. Try Me - James Brown
145. Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price
146. It's Just A Matter Of Time - Brook Benton
147. Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
148. Personality - Lloyd Price
149. There Goes My Baby - The Drifters
150. What'd I Say (Part 1) - Ray Charles
151. Thank You Pretty Baby - Brook Benton
152. I'm Gonna Get Married - Lloyd Price
153. I Want To Walk You Home - Fats Domino
154. Poison Ivy - The Coasters
155. Sea Of Love - Phil Phillips
156. You Better Know It - Jackie Wilson
157. So Many Ways - Brook Benton
158. Don't You Know? - Della Reese
159. The Clouds - The Spacemen

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The Griffin Brothers, comprising Jimmy and Edward Buddy Griffin, were an R&B duo from Virginia, who formed a band in the post-war years to perform around Washington D.C., bringing in singer Margie Day and winning a recording contract with Randy Wood's newly-established Dot label. They had a number of hits in the early '50s and became famous for their rocking R&B workouts which presaged the arrival of rock 'n' roll in the charts a few years later, by which time their primary career was over. This great-value 52-track 2-CD collection comprises the A and B sides of their singles on Dot, including recordings with featured vocalists Margie Day and Tommy Brown, plus releases by Buddy Griffin with Claudia Swann for Chess, and solo releases by Margie Day and Tommy Brown. It includes their and Margie Day's US hits, with R&B No. 1 Weepin' And Cryin' and their other Top 10 R&B hits, Hoppin', Street Walkin' Daddy, Little Red Rooster, Tra-la-la and Pretty Baby, along with many original compositions, plus versions of R&B and blues classics like Willie Dixon's Little Red Rooster, Tampa Red's Pretty Baby and the Chuck Willis hit My Story. It captures the essence of the R&B scene around this time, and is a fairly comprehensive overview of the Griffin Brothers' primary career.
        
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