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This, the final CD in the trilogy, concludes the Todd Rhodes story with his final recordings for King Records from 1952-54. The loss of the band's star vocalist, LaVern Baker, in 1953 to Atlantic Records was a severe blow from which the band never really recovered. The two final sessions included just two vocal numbers, with the group relying on the instrumentals which had formerly made it famous. None, however, made any impression on the national charts. Following the last session for King, the musicians held together doing session work for the local Fortune label and, later after the band had finally split up, for Motown where drummer Benny Benjamin would become a legend.
This, the final CD in the trilogy, concludes the Todd Rhodes story with his final recordings for King Records from 1952-54. The loss of the band's star vocalist, LaVern Baker, in 1953 to Atlantic Records was a severe blow from which the band never really recovered. The two final sessions included just two vocal numbers, with the group relying on the instrumentals which had formerly made it famous. None, however, made any impression on the national charts. Following the last session for King, the musicians held together doing session work for the local Fortune label and, later after the band had finally split up, for Motown where drummer Benny Benjamin would become a legend.
3448967515927

Details

Format: CD
Label: CLRB
Catalog: 0515927
Rel. Date: 11/08/2005
UPC: 3448967515927

1952-54
Artist: Todd Rhodes
Format: CD
New: Available--will ship direct from our distributor $23.98
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Trying
2. Blue Autumn
3. Snuff Dipper
4. Pig Latin Blues
5. Lost Child
6. Must I Cry Again
7. Hog Maw and Cabbage Chow
8. Thunderbolt Boogie
9. Your Mouth Got a Hole In It
10. Let-Down Blues
11. Beet Patch
12. Feathers
13. Silver Sunset
14. Specks
15. Echoes
16. Chicken Strut

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This, the final CD in the trilogy, concludes the Todd Rhodes story with his final recordings for King Records from 1952-54. The loss of the band's star vocalist, LaVern Baker, in 1953 to Atlantic Records was a severe blow from which the band never really recovered. The two final sessions included just two vocal numbers, with the group relying on the instrumentals which had formerly made it famous. None, however, made any impression on the national charts. Following the last session for King, the musicians held together doing session work for the local Fortune label and, later after the band had finally split up, for Motown where drummer Benny Benjamin would become a legend.
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