VARIOUS ARTISTS

History Of Rhythm And Blues 1957-1962

Model: R010CD

SKU: 261504 Product ID: 219294

Format ‐ 4CD

Genre ‐ Blues

Release Date ‐ 29/10/21

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Description

    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 Four takes the story up to the end of 1962.
    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.' Seriously well-presented… just about as wide a variance of sounds and styles as you could imagine…gives full concise background notes to each and every one of the 124 tracks…I wish I’d have had something like this bought for me when I was just setting out on (my journey) - Tony Watson, Blues & Rhythm // A tremendous compilation that superbly charts the evolution of rhythm and blues from hard urban blues through to popular soul sides. As good a primer to the music we love as you will find! - Red Lick // My wife gave me this for Christmas and it has hardly been off the CD player since. I love this series and the track selection and the pages of notes that accompany the sets are highly informative. Sound quality is excellent. - Bruce the Moose // A magnificent journey through time via unforgettable tunes and rhythms. Not to mention the brilliant accompanying booklet and evocative photographic material.
    At this price it”s a steal- Just buy it and enjoy! - B.M. Martin // An illustrated 28 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: Big City Blues

  1. Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City
  2. Bo Diddley - Road Runner
  3. Otis Rush - My Baby Is A Good 'Un
  4. Slim Harpo - I'm A King Bee
  5. Memphis Slim - Steppin' Out
  6. Jimmy McCracklin - The Walk
  7. Katie Webster - Baby Baby
  8. Charles Clark - Hidden Charms
  9. Magic Sam - 21 Days In Jail
  10. Little Milton - Long Distance Operator
  11. Albert Collins - Collins' Shuffle
  12. Buster Brown - Fannie Mae
  13. Guitar Frank - Wild Track
  14. Junior Wells - Little By Little
  15. Willie Cobbs - You Don't Love Me
  16. Little Walter - I Had My Fun
  17. Howlin' Wolf - Wang Dang Doodle
  18. Betty James - I'm A Little Mixed Up
  19. Johnny Guitar Watson - Looking Back
  20. Jimmy Reed - Baby, What You Want Me To Do
  21. Freddie King - Hide Away
  22. Sonny Boy Williamson - Somebody Help Me
  23. Elmore James - Shake Your Moneymaker
  24. B.B. King - Rock Me Baby
  25. John Lee Hooker - Boom Boom
  26. Jimmy Reed - Bright Lights, Big City
  27. Albert King - I Get Evil
  28. Buddy Guy - First Time I Met The Blues
  29. Bo Diddley - I Can Tell
  30. Howlin' Wolf - You'll Be Mine
  31. Muddy Waters - You Need Love

Disc 2: It’s the Rhythm!

  1. The Five Royales - Think
  2. Dave Bartholomew - Monkey Speaks His Mind
  3. Evelyn Freeman - Didn't It Rain
  4. Bobby Freeman - Do You Wanna Dance
  5. Mose Allison - Parchman Farm
  6. Chuck Berry - Memphis
  7. Big Joe Turner - Jump For Joy
  8. Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
  9. Guitar Junior - Roll Roll Roll
  10. Link Wray - Rumble
  11. Huey 'Piano' Smith - Don't You Just Know It
  12. Roy Hamilton - Don't Let Go
  13. Ritchie Valens - La Bamba 14. Bill Doggett - Hold It
  14. Tarheel Slim - Wildcat Tamer
  15. Ray Charles - What'd I Say (Pt 1)
  16. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shakin' All Over
  17. Bobby Parker - Watch Your Step
  18. Etta James - I Just Want To Make Love
  19. Roland Alphonso - Back Beat 21. Phil Upchurch - You Can't Sit Down
  20. Tippie & The Clovers - Bossa Nova Baby
  21. Mongo Santamaria - Watermelon Man
  22. King Coleman - Crazy Feelin'
  23. Chuck Berry - Almost Grown
  24. The Flares - Foot Stomping Pt 1
  25. Chris Kenner - Land Of 1000 Dances
  26. James Brown - Night Train
  27. The Five Du-Tones - Shake A Tail Feather
  28. Richard Berry - Louie, Louie

Disc 3: Soul Sources

  1. Isley Brothers - Shout Pt 1
  2. Swan Silvertone Singers- Oh Mary Dont You Weep
  3. Ruth Brown - I Don't Know
  4. Larry Williams - She Said Yeah
  5. Jackie Wilson - Doggin' Around
  6. Little Willie John - You Hurt Me
  7. Ben E. King - First Taste Of Love
  8. The 5 Royales - I Got To Know
  9. Ray Charles - (Night Time Is) The Right Time
  10. James Brown - I'll Go Crazy
  11. Roscoe Shelton - Please Think It Over
  12. The Miracles - Shop Around
  13. The Staple Singers - This May Be The Last Time
  14. Ike & Tina Turner - I Idolize You
  15. Aretha Franklin - Today I Sing The Blues
  16. The Gay Poppers - I Want To Know
  17. Bobby "Blue" Bland - Cry Cry Cry
  18. The Contours - Whole Lotta Woman
  19. Rosco Gordon - Just A Little Bit
  20. Prince La La - She Put The Hurt On Me
  21. Lary Wells - The One Who Really Loves You
  22. Little Junior Parker - Driving Wheel
  23. Charles Sheffield - It's Your Voodoo Working
  24. Booker T. & The MG's - Green Onions
  25. Solomon Burke - Stupidity
  26. Benny Spellman - Lipstick Traces
  27. Nolan Strong - Mind Over Matter
  28. Irma Thomas - Don't Mess With My Man
  29. Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home To Me
  30. Marvin Gaye - Hitch Hike
  31. The Impressions - I'm The One Who Loves You

Disc 4: Popular Sounds

  1. The Coasters - I'm A Hog For You
  2. Barrett Strong - Money
  3. Magnificents Ozeta
  4. Lavern Baker - It's So Fine
  5. The El Cincos - Oh Baby, You Have To Go
  6. Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares for Me
  7. Silhouettes - Get A Job
  8. Charles Brown - I Wanna Go Home
  9. Wynona Carr - Heartbreak Melody
  10. The Clovers - Love Potion No. 9
  11. The Fiestas - So Fine
  12. Eddie Bo - Every Dog Got Its Day
  13. Aaron Neville - Over You
  14. Hank Ballard - The Twist
  15. The Olympics (Baby) - Hully Gully
  16. The Mar-Keys - Last Night
  17. Gary U.S. Bonds - New Orleans
  18. The Coasters - Shoppin' For Clothes
  19. Maurice Williams - Stay
  20. Don & Bob - Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
  21. Ernie K-Doe A Certain Girl
  22. The Crystals - There's No Other
  23. Ray Charles Hit The Road Jack
  24. The Falcons - Workin' Man's Song
  25. Arthur Alexander - A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues
  26. Dion - Born to Cry
  27. Dee Dee Warwick - You're No Good
  28. Eugene Blacknell - Jump Back
  29. The Shirelles - Love Is A Swingin' Thing
  30. Ritchie Barrett - Some Other Guy
  31. Joe Jones - California Sun
  32. The Beatles - Love Me Do

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