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||Maybellene (reworked version, August 20, 1955)
Don't Be Cruel (live, September 9, 1956)
(Let's Have A) Party (a better-quality source master) *
Got A Lot O Livin' To Do (movie version, composite with longer intro) *
Ain't That Loving You Baby (fast version - spliced takes 7,8 & 1)
Fountain Of Love (takes 8, 6)
The Bullfighter Was A Lady (takes 2 & 3, spliced)
Please, Don't Drag That String Around (takes 3, 5)
Memphis, Tennessee (1963 - rejected master)
Easy Come, Easy Go (take 9)
Stay Away (take 13 in stereo) *
Only The Strong Survive (take 6 – "Dear Georgie" - X-Rated) *
Stranger In My Own Hometown (unedited, overdubbed master) *
I've Got Confidence (take 3, from acetate) *
Padre (take 10) *
It's Over (April 10, 1972 - multi-track from acetate) *
I Got A Feelin' In My Body (studio rehearsal with take 1) *
Promised Land (take 1 - X-rated version – better mix) *
Let Me Be The One (home recording, April 1974)
Love Coming Down (undubbed master)
And I Love You So (March 17, 1976 - live edit)
My Way (March 27, 1977)
For Ol’ Times Sake (duet with Tony Joe White)
* marked as previously unreleased
- "Don't Be Cruel" isn't from the "The Ed Sullivan Show" on September 9,
1956 , but from the Ed Sullivan Shown on January 6, 1957.
- "Got A Lot O Livin' To Do (movie
version, composite with longer intro)" is a fake.
composed of the Count-In from Mean Woman Blues, Take 7, and
Got A Lot O Livin' To Do,
Take 17, from the Today, Tomorrow And Forever Box (source Keith
- "I've Got Confidence" comes from an acetate. However, you cannot hear
take 3, but take 2 with the count-in and longer fade out. (The longer
fade out was already on the bootleg CD "For The Good Times", where the
recording is about 3 seconds longer and you can therefore still hear
Felton Jarvis with "that's a gas".)
- "Padre" is not take 10 but take 8 with the ending of take11, faded out a
Press note: After a long break (believe it or not, our last release
dated back to 2009), the Madison label is back with a number of new
releases to delight you.
One of our favorite projects was the Legendary Performer volumes, and we
are continuing with this series with many new volumes in the pipeline.
Our plan is to include many unreleased tracks - which is very rare
nowadays, as most releases offer nothing new.
Our first release is A Legendary Performer Volume 9 and is dedicated to
“The Crazy Canuck”. In this volume we have included a number of
unreleased tracks and it comes - as you have come to expect from the
Madison label - with a beautiful 16 page booklet.
In this new volume we have included 23 tracks that will offer something
for everybody. For example, "(Let's Have A) Party" has never sounded
better (it has been taken from a different source master). We have also
included an unreleased alternate take of "I've Got Confidence" from
1971, and "Stay Away" (Take 13) appears for the first time in pristine
stereo, not the fake stereo that is now popular these days. The same
goes for the x-rated version of "Only The Strong Survive", which appears
in true stereo for the first time. Also, we have included the previously
unreleased take 10 of "Padre". Meanwhile, "Stranger In My Own Hometown"
is the unedited, overdubbed, master which comes in great sound and runs
for a full 5 minutes, while "Promised Land" (Take 1) is taken from a
different mix and sounds so much better - along with many others. Stay tuned, we are back!