Heavy Sugar Second Spoonful: More Pure Essence Of New Orleans R&B

Various Artists
FORMAT: Audio CD - 3 Disc
Release date: 14 Nov 2011


"There is a fascinating range of songs... something to please most listeners"  BLUES AND RHYTHM
'A superb 3-CD who's who of those recording in the Big Easy." 4/5  RECORD COLLECTOR


CAT No: FVTD131UPC TEXT: 5055311001319

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Following the critical acclaim and enthusiastic response to Heavy Sugar: The Pure Essence of New Orleans R&B, compiler Stuart Colman has dug deep into the city’s unique recording legacy to bring about a sumptuous second helping. In addition to the requisite sourcings, the net has been cast wider still in order to focus on material gleaned from such picayune outlets as Rustone, Pontchartrain, Athens, Winner and Spinett. There is a very good reason for this. Midway through July 1954, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans’ powerful daily broadsheet) brought to its readership’s attention an editorial issue entitled “Music Box Week”. The feature centered on a coming together of the area’s record industry chiefs, and their declaration that the “juke box” had become a national institution. Never had a truer word been spoken. Every diner, bar, night club, laundromat and military barracks within the city limits sported a Wurlitzer, a Seeburg or a Rock-Ola, and the multitude of coins dropped into the slots gave rise to a win-win situation.

With the coming of rock & roll in the mid-fifties, it was the Big Easy’s arsenal of neon Nickel Odeons rather than its radio stations where you could hear the latest sounds first. This gave the shoe-string independents, most of whom were unlikely to accrue a review in the trades or make a programme director’s playlist, the chance of some welcome promotion. So, in order to reflect this freewheeling coalescence, names like Johnny Love, Willie West and Alonzo Stewart have been given the chance to rub shoulders with such greats as Fats Domino, Little Richard and Huey “Piano” Smith. Welcome to Heavy Sugar: Second Spoonful.



  1. The Girl Can’t Help It (soundtrack version) (Little Richard)
  2. Beatnik Blues (Huey “Piano” Smith & His Clowns: )
  3. You Talk Too Much (Frankie Ford)
  4. I’m Pleading Just for You (Larry Birdsong)
  5. Cat Walk (Lee Allen)
  6. Preacher’s Daughter (Roland Stone)
  7. Funny Thing (Jo-Ann Campbell)
  8. Why Can’t You (Bobby Charles)
  9. She’s Good To Me (Jimmy Beasley)
  10. It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie (Charles Brown)
  11. I Get The Blues When It Rains (Alonzo Stewart)
  12. Morning Star (James “Sugar Boy” Crawford)
  13. A Man Like Me (Willie West)
  14. Tell Me That You Love Me (Fats Domino)
  15. Sister Jenny (Johnny Fuller)
  16. McDonald’s Daughter (Lester Williams)
  17. I Shall Not Be Moved (Smiley Lewis)
  18. You Can’t Beat Uncle Sam (Chris Kenner)
  19. I’m In Love (Clarence “Frogman” Henry)
  20. Snoopin’ And Accusin’ (Bobby Marchan & The Tick Tocks)
  21. Little Bit (Bobby Lonero)
  22. Funny Face (Earl King)
  23. Ammerette (Benny Spellman)
  24. Jam Up (Tommy Ridgley)
  25. School Girl (The Hawks)


  1. Little Coquette (Jimmy Beasley)
  2. Shake Shake (Amos Milburn)
  3. We Like Mambo (Eddie Bo)
  4. Honey Bee (The Spiders with Chuck Carbo)
  5. All Night Long (Little Richard)
  6. Single Life (Billy Tate)
  7. Don’t You Know I Love You (Fats Domino)
  8. Hurry Up (Paul Marvin)
  9. Baby, Let Me Hold Your Hand (Professor Longhair)
  10. Jaywalking (The Upsetters)
  11. Just A Lonely Clown (Huey Smith & His Clowns)
  12. Oh Little Girl (Dee Clark & The Original Little Richard Band)
  13. Scoop Scoobie Doobie (Jessie Hill)
  14. Chills And Fever (Johnny Love & His Orchestra)
  15. The Groom (Frankie Ford)
  16. Good Rocking Tonight (Roy Brown)
  17. Lil Liza Jane (Smiley Lewis)
  18. Tootles (Lenny Capello & The Dots)
  19. Make You Love Me (Ernie K-Doe)
  20. Loaded Down (Matthew Jacobs)
  21. Little Girl Next Door (Collay & The Satellites)
  22. A Good Man (Irma Thomas)
  23. She’s Gotta Wobble (When She Walks) (James “Sugar Boy” Crawford)
  24. Mule Face (Paul Gayten & Orchestra)
  25. Rock Around The Clock (Li’l Millet)


  1. Top Notch Grade A (Al Reed)
  2. When I See You (Fats Domino)
  3. Don’t Make No Noise (Chris Kenner)
  4. Go To The Mardi Gras (Professor Longhair)
  5. Quit My Job (Bobby Marchan)
  6. High Head Blues (Jessie Hill)
  7. You Gave Me Love (James “Sugar Boy” Crawford)
  8. Good Lovin’ (Jimmy Beasley)
  9. Candy Coated Kisses (The Monitors)
  10. Crazy Green Lizard (Billy Tircuit)
  11. I’m Mad At You (Wynona Carr)
  12. You’re Near Me (Arthur & Booker)
  13. Can’t Stop Loving You (Smiley Lewis)
  14. For Cryin’ Out Loud (Huey “Piano” Smith & His Clowns)
  15. Chico (Al Tousan)
  16. Every Dog Got Its Day (Eddie Bo)
  17. Baby Come On Home (Calvin Spears)
  18. Just My Baby And Me (Clarence Henry)
  19. She’s So Fine (Big Boy Myles)
  20. Tickle Toe (Paul Gayten)
  21. Watchdog (Frankie Ford)
  22. Get Out Of My Life (Aaron Neville)
  23. Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave (Little Richard)
  24. If I Only Knew (Professor Longhair)
  25. Carnival Time (Al Johnson)