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The R&B Years Vol. 1
The R&B Years Vol. 1

Various Artists
Styles: R&B
Catalogue Number: ACRCD136
The descriptive term R & B standing for Rhythm And Blues was coined by the American magazine Billboard in the late 40?s to recognise the form of music taking hold with Black buyers across the States. As the cost of Big Bands spiralled musicians spun off into smaller units emphasising vocals and saxophones to propel the hard driving dance rhythms popular with post-war audiences. This specially compiled compilation features the earliest recordings of the style featuring such pioneers as Louis Jordan, Ella Fitzgerald and many others designed to present the music?s development and greatest hits to a new audience.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
2 He's A Real Gone Guy Nellie Lutcher
3 That's My Desire Hadda Brooks
4 I'll Get Along Someday Julia Lee
5 Open The Door Richard Count Basie
6 Boogie Woogie Blue Plate Louis Jordan
7 Kidney Stew Blues Eddie Vinson
8 Snatch And Grab It Julia Lee
9 Blow Top Blues Lionel Hampton
10 That's All Night Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
11 Fine Brown Frame Nellie Lutcher
12 It's Too Soon To Know Dinah Washington
13 Lollipop Mama Wynonie Harris
14 My Happiness Ella Fitzgerald
15 Good Rockin' Tonight Wynonie Harris
16 Tell Me Daddy Julia Lee
17 Real Pretty Mama Blues Amos Milburn
18 Crawlin' King Snake John Lee Hooker
19 Caldonia Sugar Chile Robinson
20 Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? Buddy Johnson
21 Up Above My Head Maria Knight
22 Texas And Pacific Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five
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