In 1996 Ripete Records brought out The Best of Both Worlds, a pleasantly rowdy electric blues album by Napoleon "Nappy" Brown and the late Kip Anderson, natives of North and South Carolina, respectively. Stocked with standard jump blues material, some of it dating from the heyday of Brown's early successes as a Savoy recording artist, the punchy '90s production makes this a natural choice for cheerful reckless celebration and stress release. Highlights are a cover of Sticks McGhee's "Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee," a jammin' rendition of "Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well," Brown's famous "Night Time," and "Don't Be Angry," Anderson's rockin' "Knife and Fork," and a kicker of a version of "Hit the Road, Jack." If you're fixing to blow off a little steam, want to light a fire under a party, or just need a nice friendly kick in the butt, this might do it for you.
In 1984, Brown surfaced after many years of gospel service and hooked up with Atlanta's Heartfixers, a blues rock band led by guitarist Tinsley Ellis. He's generally in strong voice, managing to find freshness in Ray Charles's 'Losing Hand" and making the most of Bob Dylan and Gregg Allman songs someone unwisely threw his way.
Professional basketball fans need look no further in their search for the perfect woman. In this unconventional beauty pageant, a panel of celebrity judges – including Farrah Franklin, Maxi, Harold Bell, The Nappy Roots and Seannita Palmer of King Magazine – evaluate the beauty, style and sex appeal of a lovely group of contenders. But here's the rub: Their knowledge of pro basketball counts.
Crying is the principal communication tool of a baby in the early months before other skills and forms of communicating have developed. Often though babies will cry for a reason: a soiled nappy, tiredness, or boredom. At other times you will find it hard to understand why baby is crying. This album has been written to help soothe crying babies and is designed to be used as part of your baby's bedtime, naptime or relaxation routine to create a calming atmosphere that gently induces relaxation and sleep. The album features the comforting sound of a real human heartbeat along with beautifully arranged well known traditional nursery rhymes featuring instruments such as harp, flute, bells, bell piano…
Legendary blues pianist Henry Gray has collaborated with harmonica ace Bob Corritore since 1996. This first volume presents a 14 song selection recorded over a 19-year period. Henry sings 9 of these selections and Robert Lockwood Jr. , John Brim, Nappy Brown, Tail Dragger and Dave Riley provide one vocal each. Joining the proceedings are a rotating lineup of some of the blues' greatest musicians, including Bob Margolin, Kid Ramos, Kirk Fletcher, Big Jon Atkinson, Chris James, Patrick Rynn, Bob Stroger, Chico Chism, June Core, Doug James and many more, for a program of fully-realized songs that alternate between rollicking, partying jumps and shuffles to the deepest of blues!
This is no hastily assembled disc to cash in on the late Johnny Copeland's unfortunately early demise, but one of his finest recordings. Whether in the studio or live, Copeland always pours a lot of sweat into his playing and singing. The band is tight behind him, giving him the freedom to soar. From the devastation of "Cut Off My Right Arm" to the joy in Nappy Brown's signature tune "Wella Wella Baby," all of the songs are filled with amazingly good vocals and tasteful guitar fills. This album is a fitting tribute to a man who gave his all to every performance.