I Can't Lose With The Stuff I Use
CAT # SPCD-7037-25
1. I Can't Lose With The Stuff I Use 2:10 2. My Home Ain't Here 3:04 3. Crawlin' Blues 2:50 4. Lonely Heart Blues 2:49 5. When I Miss Her Most 3:10 6. Trying To Forget 2:57 7. Let Me Tell You A Thing Or Two 2:22 8. Lost Gal 2:06 9. Sweet Lovin' Daddy 2:38 10. Disgusted Blues 2:59 11. Don't Leave Me Baby 2:03 12. When I Miss Her Most 3:10 13. Brand New Baby 2:17 14. If You Knew How Much I Loved You 2:16 15. Balling Blues 2:52 16. Lonely Heart Blues (Alternate) 2:49 17. When You'r Tired Of Running 1:06 18. Crazy 'Bout A Woman 3:14 19. You're The Sweetest Thing 1:01 20. 'Bout To Put You Down 2:39 21. Going Away Baby 1:56 22. Fooling My Heart 3:24 23. My Time Is Running Out 2:27 24. Life's No Bed Of Roses 1:08 25. Waking Up Baby 2:08
"I Can't Lose with the Stuff I Use," Lester Williams's debut single for Specialty Records, made the Texas singer-guitarist a big winner on the blues circuit from New Orleans to New Mexico during the Fifties and even led to an appearance at Carnegie Hall. (The song was also covered a decade later by B.B. King.) This compact disc, the first ever of Williams's tough, T-Bone Walker-imbued music, brings together his four Specialty singles, plus 17 other tracks previously unissued in the U.S., all recorded in Houston with the bluesman's own intensely jumpin' band.
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