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Had fate dealt Cecil Gant 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 it's 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 compilation 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.
Had fate dealt Cecil Gant 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 it's 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 compilation 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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I Wonder-Blues Ballads & Boogie
Artist: Gant, Cecil
Format: CD
New: Not in stock
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Formats and Editions

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
30. Train Time
31. Sloppy Joe's
32. Boogie Woogie Baby
33. If It's True
34. I'm All Alone Now
35. Ninth Street Jive
36. Another Day, Another Dollar
37. I'm a Good Man But a Poor Man
38. Cecil's Jam Session
39. I Ain't Gonna Cry No More
40. Screwy Boogie
41. I Hate to Say Goodbye
42. My Little Baby
43. What's the Matter
44. Bullet Boogie
45. Crying to Myself
46. Nobody Loves You When You're Down and Out
47. Cindy Lou
48. Deal Yourself Another Hand
49. When You Left Me Baby
50. You'll Be Sorry
51. Goodnight Irene (As Gunter Lee Carr)
52. We're Gonna Rock (As Gunter Lee Carr)
53. Owl Stew
54. It Ain't Gonna Be Like That
55. Paging Mr Jackson
56. Shotgun Boogie
57. Rock Little Baby
58. Don't You Worry

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Had fate dealt Cecil Gant 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 it's 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 compilation 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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