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The Songs Behind The Legends - The Who

Various Artists
Styles: Pop, R&B, Rock 'n' roll
Catalogue Number: ACRCD353
Just as rock ‘n’ roll itself was a synthesis of a variety of musical strands across R&B, blues, country and jazz, the music of The Who drew on an eclectic range of musical experiences across the music spectrum which had pervaded their childhood and teenage years. All of the band’s members, but in particular Pete Townshend, guitarist and principal songwriter, absorbed influences which included blues and jazz from across the post-war years as well as the R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll which was the staple diet of the more mainstream beat era bands, and it helped shape the highly distinctive and original character of their music, extending as it did into rock operas as well as chart hits. This great-value 29-track CD brings together some of those records which influenced the way they performed and the repertoire of their early years, as well as framing their very individual musical personality. It’s a hugely entertaining collection of music in its own right, but it also provides a fascinating insight into what helped make them such a unique force in music.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Baker Shop Boogie Willie Nix
2 Daddy Rolling Stone Otis Blackwell
3 Shake, Holler And Run John Lee Hooker
4 That House On The Hill Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
5 Begin The Beguine Ella Fitzgerald
6 My Boy Lollipop Barbie Gaye
7 Wire Brush Stomp Gene Krupa
8 She Made My Blood Run Cold Ike Turner
9 I Got Love If You Want It Slim Harpo
10 Rumble Link Wray & His Ray Men
11 Sweet Was The Wine Jerry Butler & The Impressions
12 Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran
13 Young Man’s Blues Mose Allison
14 I Got A Woman Jimmy Smith
15 I’m Movin’ On Ray Charles
16 A Long Vacation Ricky Nelson (With James Burton)
17 Move Over Tiger Vince Taylor
18 Shakin’ All Over Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
19 Tell Me Who The Isley Brothers
20 Roadrunner Bo Diddley
21 Baby What You Want Me To Do Jimmy Reed
22 Spoonful Howlin' Wolf
23 She Put The Hurt On Me Prince La La
24 You Can’t Sit Down Parts 1 & 2 Phil Upchurch
25 A Shot Of Rhythm ’n’ Blues Arthur Alexander
26 Mighty Good Lovin’ Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
27 Shout And Shimmy James Brown & The Famous Flames
28 Tengo Tango Cannonball Adderley Sextet
29 Fortune Teller Benny Spellman
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