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Rock Masters: Huey "Piano" Smith


Download links and information about Rock Masters: Huey "Piano" Smith by Huey " Piano " Smith. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 39:16 minutes.

Artist: Huey " Piano " Smith
Release date: 1998
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Rock
Tracks: 11
Duration: 39:16
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No. Title Length
1. Don't You Just Know It (featuring Huey) 2:29
2. 'Fore Day In the Morning (featuring Huey) 4:10
3. Hip Little Monkey (featuring Huey) 5:06
4. I Think You're Jiving Me (featuring Huey) 3:17
5. I'm So Blue Without You (Paper Heart) (featuring Huey) 5:00
6. Jambalaya (featuring Huey) 3:35
7. Little Chickee Wa-Wa (featuring Huey) 2:06
8. Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie-Woogie Flu (featuring Huey) 3:10
9. Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie-Woogie Flu (alternate Version) (featuring Huey) 2:14
10. Witcha Way to Go (featuring Huey) 4:50
11. Youngblood (featuring Huey) 3:19



For years, Huey "Piano" Smith lacked a comprehensive overview of his recording career, and no compilation ever appeared on CD in the United States. The budget-line label Music Club rectified that situation in 1998 with the release of This is Huey Piano Smith, an 18-track collection that features all of his hit singles for Ace plus several failed singles and New Orleans staples. Smith's hits and standards — "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie-Woogie Flu," "Don't You Just Know It," "High Blood Pressure," "Pop-Eye," the original version of "Sea Cruise," with his vocals instead of Frankie Ford's — are so good that it's an inevitable disappointment to find many of the songs here are blatant attempts to get back on the charts ("Tu-Ber-Cu-Lucas and the Sinus Blues," "Would You Believe It (I Have a Cold)"). These fall flat, as do a couple of the other cuts, but unfortunately, that's an accurate portrait of Smith's career — he had a handful of wonderful, essential songs and was a hell of a performer, but he wasn't a consistent hitmaker. Nevertheless, the strong stuff is so good — even essential — that this is still highly recommended for New Orleans R&B fans and R&B fans in general.