Friday, 21 January 2011

Joe Weaver & His Blue Note Orchestra

01 Joe Weaver - Baby I Love You So
02 Joe Weaver - Do You Wanna Work Now
03 Joe Weaver - Baby I'm In Love You
04 Joe Weaver - 1540 Special
05 Joe Weaver - Soft Pillow
06 The Starlighters - Zoom
07 Joe Weaver - Tootsie Roll
08 Joe Weaver - Too Hot To Trot
09 Joe Weaver - It Must Be Love
10 Joe Weaver - Lazy Susan
11 Chet Oliver - Cool As A Cucumber
12 Joe Weaver - J.B.'s Boogie
13 Joe Weaver - I'm On My Merry Way
14 Andre Williams-Don Juans - I Wanna Know Why
15 Joe Weaver - Look-A-here Pretty Baby
16 The Five Jets - I Am In Love
17 The Diablos - That's What Your Doing To Me
18 Joe Weaver - Baby Child
19 The Five Dollars - Hard Working Mama
20 Joe Weaver - Going Back To Chicago
21 Joe Weaver - Loose Caboose
22 The Five Dollars - Weekend Man
23 The Starlighters - Big Feet
24 Joe Weaver - All I Do Is Cry
25 Andre Williams - Jailhouse Blues
26 The 5 Jets - Not A Hand To Shake

Joe Weaver - 'Baby I Love You So'

Joe Weaver & His Blue Note Orchestra were one of Detroit's hottest Blues and Rhythm & Blues bands in the early fifties. They recorded for labels like: Chess Records (the recordings are and remain unreleased), Deluxe, Jaguar, Fortune Records, J.V.B, HI-Q and Federal Records. Joe and his band recorded some fine discs, that were issued under their own name, and were also used as the back up band for many other Rhythm & Blues talents like: Andre Williams and The Don Juans, The Diablos, The Starlighters, Chet Oliver and many many more...Lovers of Detroit and Rhythm & Blues are getting now the unique chance with this CD to hear for the first time, what's considered by most collectors to be the very best recorded work of Joe Weaver & His Blue Note Orchestra. - CD notes
Joe Weaver also helped shape the sound of Motown in the early 60s. Other artists he worked with include; The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, John Lee Hooker, Nathaniel Mayer, The Miracles, Martha Reeves, Nancy Wilson and Stevie Wonder!! Wonder how many people have heard of him? More info here

Andre Williams - 'Jailhouse Blues'



  2. This is a smoking comp, top stuff! Chilling back enjoying it here. Thanks.

  3. I'd never heard of this artist before... A great compilation, keep up the great work!

    best regards,