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NAPPY BROWN <br> Something Gonna Jump Out the Bushes <br> 1987 (Blacktop Records - Out of Print)

Details: Blacktop BT-1039, stereo, 1987

Condition: Vinyl VG++ (very clean!), Jacket G (there's only one thing wrong with the jacket: someone seems to have taken a bite out of the lower left corner!)

From the All Music Guide:
Ultra-solid support from guitarists Anson Funderburgh, Eugene Ross, Ronnie Earl, and Earl King and Black Top's superb house horn section make this Dallas-cut set Brown's best contemporary album to date. His lusty shouting style works well on covers of the Dominoes' "Have Mercy Baby," the "5" Royales' title track, a pair of Earl King-penned numbers, and Robert Ward's "Your Love Is Real."

Nobody sounded much like Nappy Brown during the mid-'50s. Exotically rolling his consonants with sing-song impunity (allegedly, Savoy Records boss Herman Lubinsky thought Brown was singing in Yiddish), bellowing the blues with gospel-inspired ferocity, Brown rode rock & roll's first wave for a few glorious years before his records stopped selling. But in the early '80s, Brown seemingly rose from the dead to stage a comeback bid. He became ensconced once again as a venerable blues veteran who'd stop at nothing (including rolling around the stage in sexual simulation) to enthrall his audience.

The tracks are:
1. Have Mercy, Mercy Baby! (Marks/Ward) - 3:30
2. Dirty Work (Wilson) - 3:04
3. I'm With You All the Way (Brown) - 3:33
4. Something Gonna Jump Out the Bushes (Pauling) - 3:24
5. You Mean More to Me Than Gold (King) - 3:41
6. Flamingo (Anderson/Grouya) - 2:57
7. My Jug and I (Mayfield) - 3:46
8. Life's Ups and Downs (King) - 2:57
9. Your Love Is Real (Brown/McCain) - 3:01
10. You Were a Long Time Coming (Brown) - 3:05
11. Nothing Takes the Place of You (McCall/Robinson) - 3:47
12. I'm Walking Out on You (Jackson) - 3:32

Nappy Brown - Vocals
Ronnie Earl - Guitar
Earl King - Guitar, Piano, Tambourine
Ruben Ayala - Assistant Engineer
Saxy Boy - Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)
Mr. Excello - Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)
Anson Funderburgh - Guitar
Hammond Scott - Producer, Mixing, Photography
Mark Kazanoff - Saxophone
Randy Kling - Mastering
Ron Levy - Organ, Percussion, Keyboards, Executive Producer
Matt McCabe - Piano
Eugene Ross - Guitar
Rhandy Simmons - Bass
Larry Wallace - Percussion, Engineer, Mixing
Mark Wilson - Drums
Nauman S. Scott - Executive Producer
Bunny Matthews - Liner Notes, Art Direction
Nancy Jean Anderson - CD Adaptation
Kaz Kazanoff - Sax (Alto), Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)

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