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Highlights of the History of Rhythm & Blues Part One 1925-1942
Highlights of the History of Rhythm & Blues Part One 1925-1942

Various Artists
Catalogue Number: RANDB002
Rhythm & Blues has become one of the most identifiable musical art-forms of the 20th Century, with an enormous influence on the development of both the sound and attitude of modern music. The History of Rhythm and Blues series of CDs investigates the accidental synthesis of jazz, gospel, blues, ragtime, latin, country, and pop into a definable form of black music, which in turn would influence pretty well all popular music from the 1950s to the present. This condensed single disc version of the 4CD box set contains 25 of the most representative tracks with an analysis of relevant stylistic and musical innovations. It is the first attempt to chronicle from a historical perspective, the rise of Rhythm & Blues by showcasing its most important and influential records.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 My Soul Is A Witness Austin Coleman
2 It's Nobody's Fault But Mine Blind Willie Johnson
3 Train Whistle Blues Jimmie Rodgers
4 Roll And Tumble Blues Hambone Willie Newbern
5 Backwater Blues Bessie Smith
6 Cow Cow Blues Cow Cow Davenport
7 Sweet Miss Stella Blues Rufus & Ben Quillian
8 Minnie The Moocher Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
9 Midnight Hour Blues Leroy Carr
10 Press My Button Lil Johnson
11 Teasin' Brown Blues Louie Lasky
12 Lead Pencil Blues Johnnie Temple
13 Holy Mountain Elder Otis Jones
14 Preachin' Blues Robert Johnson
15 Good Morning Schoolgirl ?Sonny Boy? Williamson
16 Don't You Lie To Me Tampa Red
17 Rockin' Chair Blues Big Bill Broonzy
18 Mean Ol' Frisco Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
19 Ain't No Business We Can Do Doctor Clayton
20 Boogie-Woogie Jimmy Rushing with Count Basie
21 Roll 'em Pete Big Joe Turner & Pete Johnson
22 I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water The Cats & The Fiddle
23 Confessin' The Blues Jay McShann
24 Flying Home Lionel Hampton Orchestra
25 Mean Old World T-Bone Walker
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