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The History of Rhythm & Blues Part Two: 1942 to 1952
The History of Rhythm & Blues Part Two: 1942 to 1952

Various Artists
Catalogue Number: RANDB003
Disc One - Jumpin? From Harlem To The West Coast Disc Two - Guitar Boogies, Sax Screamers & Gospel Roads Disc Three - Have You Heard The News? There?s Good Rockin? Tonight Disc Four - Soul Train Mambo - Destination New Orleans. Rhythm & Blues was 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, country, pop and latin into a definable form of black music, which in turn would influence pretty well all popular music from the 1950s to the present. It is the first attempt to put together a cross-label compilation showcasing the most important and influential records in the rise of Rhythm & Blues. Volume Two investigates the transition from race music through sepia to Rhythm & Blues; the growing importance of radio; the rise of the independent record labels, the 45rpm record and the jukebox and looks at the rhythms behind the blues from shuffle and jump through rumba to rock?n?roll and beyond. ?There?s so little on this box set that I wouldn?t be overjoyed to play you? an absolutely essential purchase? Mark Lamarr BBC Radio Two. ?Fellow addicts will already have many of the tracks, but purchasing them again to have them put in the context of blues development should be a joy rather than a hardship.? As a whole package, it is irresistible and should be an essential on the shopping list of all self respecting r?n?b junkies?- David Innes R2. ?The History of Rhythm and Blues 1942-52 is just splendid, it's a labour of love and a work of supreme scholarship, put together by people who obviously care. From boogie men to boppers, hillbilly's to honkers it is beautifully programmed and has polished some dusty old gems into a relevant and modern work of art. Compilations of the music of any genre from history are ten a penny these days, thrown together with little thought for anything bar profit. This is something else, something very special indeed. It realises that recorded music has a place in social history, its own mythology, a narrative and in its four discs and lovingly annotated 68 page book, it tells that story. So as well as the fabulous and joyful music, we get thoughts on the development of radio, the race laws of early 20th century America and the migration of workers, the jukebox phenomenon and even technical information about patterns in the 12 bar blues form. The compilers of this set have created a desirable object every bit as a precious as a memory, as valuable as a necklace, they are heroes of the gramophone, the record player, the cd machine. Just buy it, you won't go far wrong.? Ian Clayton ?Among a plethora of such comps?frankly, it?s probably the best of its kind. Whether you want to learn more about the genre or have been listening for years, this collection leaves others eating its dust.? Laith Al-Kaisy Record Collector

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Little John Special Lucky Millinder
2 That's The Stuff You Gotta Ella & Buddy Johnson
3 Evil Gal Blues Dinah Washington
4 I Wonder Cecil Gant
5 Drifting Blues Charles Brown & Johnny Moore's 3 Blazers
6 T-Bone Boogie T-Bone Walker & Marl Young?s Orchestra
7 Boogie Woogie On A Saturday The Five Red Caps
8 The Blues Can Jump The Four Blues
9 Be-baba-leba Helen Humes
10 Boogie Louis Jordan
11 Milton's Boogie Roy Milton & His Solid Senders
12 Honeydripper Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
13 Threw The Whisky In The Lucky Millinder & Wynonie Harris
14 Things Happening Every Day
15 The Blues Rubberlegs Williams & Clyde Hart All Stars
16 Gal's A Jockey Big Joe Turner
17 Of Blue Lights Ella Mae Morse & Freddie Slack
18 That Just Like A Woman Louis Jordan
19 A Real Gone Guy Nellie Lutcher
20 And Grab It Julie Lee & Her Boyfriends
21 Shack Boogie Amos Milburn
22 66 King Cole Trio
23 Remember Me Walter Davis
24 the Mop Henry "Red" Allen
25 Pa Pa Dah Babs' Three Bips & A Bop
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 That's Alright Mama Arthur Crudup
2 Baby Please Don't Go Big Joe Williams
3 Midnight In The Barrel House Johnny Otis
4 Louie's Guitar Boogie Jay McShann
5 Guitar Boogie Arthur Smith
6 Move It On Over Hank Williams
7 Let Me Play With Your Poodle Lightnin' Hopkins
8 Shake That Boogie John Lee 'Sonny Boy' Williamson
9 I Can't Be Satisfied Muddy Waters
10 Boogie Chillen John Lee Hooker
11 You Got To Run Me Jazz Gillum
12 Call It Stormy Monday T-Bone Walker
13 Blues After Hours Pee Wee Crayton
14 The Twister Paul Williams
15 Deacon's Hop Big Jay McNeely
16 The Hucklebuck Roy Milton
17 Landslide James Von Streeter
18 Pettin' And Pokin' Louis Jordan
19 After While Big Three Trio
20 Milky White Way Trumpeteers
21 Rough And Rocky Road Stars Of Harmony
22 Friends, Let Me Tell You About Jesus Dixiaires
23 St Louis Blues Jubalaires
24 Write Me A Letter The Ravens
25 It's Too Soon To Know The Orioles
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Good Rockin' Tonight Wynonie Harris
2 Rock And Roll Wild Bill Moore
3 Butcher Pete House Roy Brown
4 Saturday Night Fish Fry Louis Jordan
5 Rock Around The Clock Hal Singer
6 Rock A While Goree Carter
7 I'm Gonna Rock Ralph Willis
8 Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee Stick McGhee
9 Cool Down Mama Lost John Hunter
10 Rocket 88 Jackie Brenston with Ike Turner
11 How Many More Years Howlin' Wolf
12 Booted Rosco Gordon
13 Well Oh Well Tiny Bradshaw
14 Good Morning Judge Wynonie Harris
15 My Baby Left Me Arthur Crudup
16 Eyesight To The Blind The Larks
17 Dust My Broom Elmore James
18 Two Little Girls Jimmy Witherspoon
19 Lets Rock Awhile Amos Milburn
20 Rockin' Chair Mama Little Willie Littlefield
21 Pink Champagne Joe Liggins
22 Sixty Minute Man The Dominoes
23 Walk Right In Fluffy Hunter
24 It Ain't The Meat The Swallows
25 Big Ten Inch Record Bullmoose Jackson
26 Go Go Go Treniers
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Stone Cold Dead In The Market Louis Jordan
2 Fat Meat 'n' Greens Edgar Hayes
3 Country Boy Dave Bartholomew
4 Mardi Gras In New Orleans Professor Longhair
5 Bon Ton Roula Clarence Garlow
6 The Fat Man Fats Domino
7 Stack-A-Lee Archibald
8 Lawdy Miss Clawdy Lloyd Price
9 Goin' Home Fats Domino
10 Mambo Boogie Johnny Otis
11 Don?t You Want A Man Like Me B.B. King
12 Chica Boo Lloyd Glenn
13 Don't You Know I Love The Clovers
14 42282 Hours Ruth Brown
15 Hey Little Girl Billy Wright
16 Mistrustin' Blues Little Esther Philips
17 Please Send Me Someone To Love Percy Mayfield
18 Everyday I Have The Blues Lowell Fulson
19 T-99 Blues Jimmy Nelson
20 Chains Of Love Big Joe Turner
21 Too Late Baby The Five Keys
22 Do Something For Me The Dominoes
23 Give Me One More Chance The Royales
24 Misery In My Heart Ray Charles
25 The Lord's Gospel Train Mary Deloatch
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