VARIOUS ARTISTS

History Of Rhythm And Blues 1952-1957

Model: RANDB011CD

SKU: 153755 Product ID: 194787

Format ‐ 4CD

Genre ‐ Blues

Release Date ‐ 29/10/21

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    Long deleted box set finally repressed. The History of R&B series of CDs is the first attempt to put together a comprehensive cross-label compilation showcasing the most important and influential records in the rise of Rhythm & Blues.
    Volume Three investigates the growing urbanisation of the music; the impact on white teenagers; the prominence of the vocal groups; the gradual transition towards a more soulful expression of the blues. There is a detailed examination of the various rhythms that lie behind the music from Rumba Shuffle through New Orleans to Twist Beat. We have defined R&B as the accidental synthesis of jazz, gospel, blues, ragtime, country, pop and Latin into a definable form of black music, influencing all popular music from the 1950s to the present day.
    Other useful definitions include Robert Palmer's in Rock & Roll: An Unruly History, as 'a catchall rubric used to refer to any music that was made by and for black Americans', or Chip Deffaa's in Blue Rhythms as 'popular music that arose in black communities after the swing era and before the arrival of the Beatles.' Well what a set this one is… Each individual track comes with a textual analysis and full recording details…The wealth of information presented is both impressive and delightful…strongly recommended both because of the quality of its content and style of music and because of the loving care that has been applied - Ian McKenzie, Blues & Rhythm // Brilliantly packaged with a detailed 68-page booklet, it’s hard to think of a music fan who wouldn’t want this in their collection. - Terry Staunton, Record Collector // Essential music by any measure, in a box set which does it justice and best of all, it rocks like a mother. - Elsewhere.co.nz // A great 109 tracks…hugely entertaining…ease back and luxuriate in the warm flow of mostly black sounds - Geoff Brown, Mojo // An illustrated 64 page booklet includes detailed sleeve notes with track-bytrack commentary on each song.

     

Details

    Primary Format - Music - CD

    Artist - VARIOUS ARTISTS

    Label - Rhythm & Blues

    Music Genre - Blues

    Music Genre Primary - Blues & Roots

Track Listing

Disc 1: Blues In The City - Downhome Southern Blues from Memphis to Chicago

  1. Feelin Good, Little Junior Parker, 1953
  2. Mystery Train, Elvis Presley, 1955
  3. Red Hot, Billy 'The Kid' Emerson, 1955
  4. Baby Let's Play House, Arthur Gunther, 1954
  5. Tiger Man , Rufus Thomas, 1953 6. Honey Don't, Carl Perkins, 1955
  6. If Lovin' Is Believing, Billy "The Kid" Emerson, 1954
  7. 3 O'Clock Blues, B.B. King, 1952
  8. Sad Hours, Little Walter & His Nightcats?, 1952
  9. Evil, Howlin' Wolf, 1954 11. Just Can't Stay, Willie Nix, 1953
  10. Five Long Years, Eddie Boyd, 1952 13. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man, Muddy Waters, 1954
  11. Reconsider Baby, Lowell Fulsom, 1954
  12. I Don't Know, Willie Mabon, 1953
  13. She's Fine, She's Mine, Bo Diddley, 1955
  14. I Ain't Got you, Billy Boy Arnold, 1956
  15. Dimples, John Lee Hooker, 1956
  16. Don't Start Me To Talkin', Sonny Boy Williamson, 1955
  17. Pretty Thing, Bo Diddley, 1955 21. Smoke Stack Lightnin', Howlin' Wolf, 1956
  18. Got My Mojo Working, Ann Cole, 1957
  19. Walking By Myself, Jimmy Rogers, 1957
  20. I Got Love If You Want It, Slim Harpo, 1957 25. The Sun Is Shining, Jimmy Reed, 1957
  21. No More Nights By Myself, Sonny Boy Williamson, 1956

Disc 2: Rockin’ The House - The Jukebox's Blowin' A Fuse

  1. K.C.Loving, Little Willie Littlefield, 1953
  2. Easy, Easy Baby, Varetta Dillard, 1952
  3. Rock The Joint, Bill Haley & The Comets, 1952
  4. Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean, Ruth Brown, 1953
  5. Hound Dog, Big Mama Thornton, 1953 6. Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On, Big Maybelle, 1955
  6. Shake, Baby, Shake, Champion Jack Dupree, 1953
  7. Shake, Rattle And Roll, Big Joe Turner, 1954
  8. You Know Yeah!, Pee Wee Crayton, 1954
  9. Space Guitar, Young John Watson, 1954
  10. Crazy Lover, Richard Berry, 1955
  11. Tipitina, Professor Longhair, 1954
  12. Ain't It A Shame, Fats Domino, 1955
  13. I Hear You Knocking, Smiley Lewis, 1955
  14. I'm Wise, Eddie Bo, 1956
  15. Tutti Frutti, Little Richard, 1955
  16. See You Later, Alligator, Bobby Charles, 1956
  17. (Every Time I Hear That) Mellow Saxophone, Roy Montrell, 1956
  18. Lucille, Little Richard, 1956
  19. Blue Monday, Fats Domino, 1956 21. Ain't Got No Home, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, 1956
  20. Maybellene, Chuck Berry, 1955 23.Honky Tonk Part 1, Bill Doggett, 1956
  21. I Put A Spell On You, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, 1956
  22. No Good Lover, Mickey & Sylvia, 1956
  23. Brown-Eyed Handsome Man, Chuck Berry, 1956
  24. Little Bitty Pretty One - Bobby Day, Bobby Day, 1957 28. King Kong, Big "T" Tyler, 1957
  25. Susie Q, Dale Hawkins, 1957

Disc 3: Street Corner Sounds - Blues Ballads To Doo-Wop

  1. One Mint Julep, The Clovers, 1952
  2. Have Mercy Baby, The Dominoes, 1952
  3. Money Honey, The Drifters, 1953
  4. Baby Please, The Moonglows, 1953
  5. Your Cash Ain't Nothin' But Trash, Big John & The Buzzards, 1954
  6. Can't Do Sixty No More, Du Droppers, 1952
  7. Work With Me Annie, The Midnighters, 1954
  8. Baby, Don't Do It, The Five Royales, 1953 9. Straight Street, The Pilgrim Travelers, 1954
  9. Ruby Baby, The Drifters, 1956
  10. 1Play It Cool, The Spaniels, 1954
  11. W-P-L-J, The Four Deuces, 1955
  12. Be Bop Baby, The Peacheroos, 1954
  13. Choo Choo, The Cardinals, 1956
  14. Rollin' Stone , The Marigolds, 1955
  15. Oop Shoop, The Queens, 1954
  16. Hearts Of Stone, The Jewels, 1954
  17. Buick '59, The Medallions, 1954
  18. Mardi Gras Mambo , The Hawkettes, 1955
  19. Night Owl, Tony Allen & The Chimes, 1955
  20. Goodnight My Love, Jesse Belvin, 1956
  21. The Way You Dog Me, The Diablos, 1955
  22. The Woo Woo Train, The Valentines, 1956
  23. Riot In Cell Block No. 9, The Robins, 1954
  24. Down In Mexico, The Coasters, 1956 26. Gee, The Crows, 1954
  25. Sh-Boom, The Chords, 1954

Disc 4: This Soul’s On Fire - Gospel And Late Night Soulful Blues

  1. Blackjack, Ray Charles, 1955
  2. Daddy Rollin' Stone, Otis Blackwell, 1953
  3. Need Your Love So Bad, Little Willie John, 1955
  4. Woman, Etta James, 1955
  5. Is It Really You?, Nappy Brown, 1955
  6. Candy, Big Maybelle, 1956
  7. I'll Drown In My Tears, Lula Reed, 1952
  8. One Room Country Shack, Mercy Dee Walton, 1953
  9. After Hour Joint, Jimmy Coe, 1953 10. Night Train, Jimmy Forrest, 1952
  10. Aged & Mellow, Little Esther, 1952
  11. Whiskey & Gin, Johnnie Ray, 1951
  12. Feelin' Sad, Guitar Slim, 1952
  13. Oh Lord, Stand By Me, Five Blind Boys Of Alabama, 1953
  14. It Must Be Jesus, The Southern Tones, 1954
  15. I've Got A Woman, Ray Charles, 1955
  16. Too Close To Heaven, Alex Bradford, 1953
  17. It Won't Be Very Long, The Soul Stirrers, 1952
  18. Consider Me, Mahalia Jackson, 1953
  19. I'm All Alone, Solomon Burke, 1955
  20. Soul On Fire, LaVern Baker, 1953
  21. Don't Cry Baby, Jimmy Scott, 1955
  22. Pledging My Love, Johnny Ace, 1955
  23. Fever, Little Willie John, 1956
  24. Just Because, Lloyd Price, 1957
  25. Hallelujah I Love Her So, Ray Charles, 1956
  26. Please, Please, Please, James Brown, 1956

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