I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOU * JACK COOLEY WITH ALBERT AMMONS AND HIS RHYTHM KINGS * MERCURY 8022 * USA
Back in the days when the orchestra or band leader was the name on a record and the vocalist (sometimes) got an honorable mention, the vocal tracks were often tucked away on the B side of an instrumental. Written by Cooley I Don't Want To See You (If I Can't See You By Yourself) is a prime example, as although there is some fine Boogie piano on the track, and incidentally some flaming guitar work from Ike Perkins, it is the Jump Blues style vocal that is the main attraction for me. A fine drummer with a good voice Jack Cooley went on to cut records under his own name on such labels as: C&G, Chicago, Ebony, Nashboro, States and 20th Century.
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