Editors’ Notes One of the secret heroes of American music, Mississippi born singer Warren Smith released some of the finest Rockabilly sides ever recorded, and composed songs that would have a lasting influence on the development of not only rock ‘n’ roll, but of country, R&B and folk as well. Frenetic rockers like “Ubangi Stomp” and “Uranium Rock” set clever jibes at ‘50’s social mores to an infectious beat, and have proved to have a lasting appeal not only to rockabilly fanatics, but to latter-day punks like the Cramps, X and others, who related to Smith’s tongue-in-cheek outrageousness. As compelling as these sides are Smith had a stunningly eclectic repertoire, and was as capable of injecting time worn pathos into a folk ballad like “Black Jack David” as he was of writing countrified tales of romantic loss and infidelity. The stunning “Red Cadillac and A Black Mustache” boasts such economic storytelling and powerful symbolism that it attracted the admiration of Bob Dylan, who has been known to cover it frequently in concert. Though less famous than Sun label-mates like Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, Warren Smith is every bit their worthy contemporary.

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Rock 'n' Roll Ruby
1
2:50
 
I'd Rather Be Safe Than Sorry
2
2:44
 
Black Jack David
3
3:11
 
Ubangi Stomp
4
1:59
 
Tell Me Who
5
2:08
 
Tonight Will Be the Last Night
6
1:57
 
The Darkest Cloud
7
2:00
 
So Long I'm Gone
8
2:12
 
Who Took My Baby
9
2:31
 
Miss Froggie
10
2:25
 
Red Cadillac and a Black Moustache - Alternate Version (Take 1)
11
2:39
 
Stop the World
12
2:09
 
Got Love If You Want It
13
2:10
 
I Fell In Love
14
2:41
 
Dear John
15
2:41
 
Hank Snow Medley
16
2:05
 
Do I Love You
17
2:43
 
Uranium Rock
18
2:01
 
Goodbye Mr. Love
19
2:39
 
Sweet Sweet Girl - Alternate Version
20
3:28
 
I Couldn't Take the Chance
21
2:03
 
I Like Your Kind of Love
22
1:55
 
Uranium Rock - Alternate Version
23
2:02
 
Goodbye Mr. Love - Alternate Version
24
2:19
 
Stop the World
25
2:00
 
Rock 'n' Roll Ruby - Alternate
26
2:40
 
So Long I'm Gone - Alternate Version
27
3:06
 
Old Lonesome Feeling - Incomplete
28
0:56
 
My Hanging Day
29
2:22
 
Sweet Sweet Girl
30
2:19
 

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