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