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The History of Rhythm & Blues Part One: 1925 to 1942
The History of Rhythm & Blues Part One: 1925 to 1942

Various Artists
Catalogue Number: RANDB008
The History of Rhythm and Blues Volume One: The Pre-War Years. 4 CDs in a paperback-sized fold-out box set with a 32-page booklet containing in-depth analysis of the 97 tracks pointing out relevant stylistic and musical innovations. Disc One - The Blues - From The Delta To The City - Country Blues And Spirituals, Jug Bands & Hokum . Disc Two - The Rhythm Piano Boogie-Woogie Ragtime & Jazz. Disc Three - Up River To Chicago Urban Blues & Gospel. Disc Four - Jazzin' The Blues After Hours Swing Boogie & Jive

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 The Crucifixion Of Christ Jessie May Hill
4 Shake That Thing Papa Charlie Jackson
5 Outside Woman Blues Blind Joe Reynolds
6 It's A Good Thing Frank Stokes
7 Minglewood Blues Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers
8 Match Box Blues Blind Lemon Jefferson
9 Diddy Wah Diddy Blind Blake
10 Milk Cow Blues Sleepy John Estes
11 Ease It To Me Blues Barbecue Bob
12 No No Blues Curley Weaver
13 Apaloosa Blues Leecan and Cooksey
14 Little Rock Blues Pearl Dickson
15 Kansas City Blues Pt 1 Jim Jackson
16 Train Whistle Blues Jimmie Rodgers
17 Goin' Back to Texas Memphis Minnie
18 Roll And Tumble Blues Hambone Willie Newbern
19 If You Haven't Any Hay Skip James
20 Kokomo Blues Scrapper Blackwell
21 It's Tight Like That Georgia Tom
22 Didn't It Rain Norfolk Jubilee Quartet
23 Beale Street Breakdown Jed Davenport
24 Milk Cow Blues Kokomo Arnold
25 Bedside Blues Jim Thompkins
26 High Water Everywhere Charlie Patton
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 New Orleans Joys Jelly Roll Morton
2 Travelling Blues Lovie Austin And Her Blues Serenaders
3 Snag It King Oliver
4 Get Low-Down Blues Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
5 Mr Johnson's Blues Lonnie Johnson
6 Backwater Blues Bessie Smith
7 Knockin' A Jug Louis Armstrong
8 Bullfrog Blues Muggsy Spanier
9 Pinetop's Boogie Woogie Clarence "Pine Top" Smith
10 Cow Cow Blues Cow Cow Davenport
11 Guitar Boogie Blind Roosevelt Graves And Brother
12 How Long, How Long Blues Leroy Carr
13 The Dirty Dozen Speckled Red
14 Vicksburg Blues Little Brother Montgomery
15 Sweet Miss Stella Blues Rufus & Ben Quillian
16 Minnie The Moocher Cab Calloway & His Orchestra
17 St Louis Blues The Mills Brothers
18 Somebody Stole Gabriel's Horn Three Keys
19 Midnight Hour Blues Leroy Carr
20 Lafayette Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
21 Flaming Reeds, Screaming Brass Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra
22 Strut That Thing Cripple Clarence Lofton
23 Dirty Mother For You Roosevelt Sykes
24 Weed Smoker's Dream The Harlem Hamfats
25 Press My Button Lil Johnson
26 Night Time Is The Right Time Roosevelt Sykes
27 The Blues Ain't Nothing But Georgia White
Disk 3:
Track Title Artist
1 Teasin' Brown Blues Louie Lasky
2 Barrelhouse Woman Leroy Carr
3 Lead Pencil Blues Johnnie Temple
4 Policy Dream Blues Bumble Bee Slim
5 Naptown Stomp Bill Gaither
6 Sloppy Drunk Again Walter Davis
7 Jockey Blues Jazz Gillum
8 Holy Mountain Elder Otis Jones
9 Standing By The Bedside Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
10 Louise Louise Blues Johnnie Temple
11 Barrelhouse When It Rains Big Bill Broonzy
12 Good Morning Schoolgirl ?Sonny Boy? Williamson
13 Preachin' Blues Robert Johnson
14 Number Runner's Blues Jimmie Gordon
15 Tell Me Baby ?Sonny Boy? Williamson
16 Rockin' Chair Blues Big Bill Broonzy
17 Diggin My Potatoes Washboard Sam
18 This Train
19 Don't You Lie To Me Tampa Red
20 Jivin' The Blues ?Sonny Boy? Williamson
21 I Feel So Good Big Bill Broonzy
22 Worried Life Blues Big Maceo
23 Junker Blues Champion Jack Dupree
24 Ain't No Business We Can Do Memphis Slim
25 Mean Ol' Frisco Robert Petway
26 Ain't No Business We Can Do Doctor Clayton
27 Mean Ol' Frisco Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
Disk 4:
Track Title Artist
1 Boogie Woogie Stomp Albert Ammons & His Rhythm Kings
2 Boogie-Woogie Jimmy Rushing with Count Basie
3 One O?Clock Jump Count Basie Orchestra
4 Sing Sing Sing Pt1 Benny Goodman Orchestra
5 Keep A Knockin' Milton Brown
6 T'Aint What You Do Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
7 Jumpin' Jive Cab Calloway Orchestra
8 I Like To Riff Nat King Cole
9 That's The Rhythm Three Sharps And A Flat
10 I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water The Cats & The Fiddle
11 After Hours Erskine Hawkins Orchestra
12 Floyd?s Guitar Blues Andy Kirk And His Clouds Of Joy
13 Gangster's Blues Peetie Wheatstraw
14 Roll 'em Pete Big Joe Turner & Pete Johnson
15 Down The Road A Piece Will Bradley
16 Central Avenue Breakdown Lionel Hampton Orchestra
17 Natchez Mississippi Blues Sidney Bechet
18 Death Ray Boogie Hot Lips Page Orchestra
19 Confessin' The Blues Lewis Bronzeville Five
20 What's The Use Of Getting Sober Pete Johnson
21 Take It And Git Jay McShann
22 Cow Cow Boogie Louis Jordan & His Timpani Five
23 Flying Home Andy Kirk And His Clouds Of Joy
24 Mean Old World Ella Mae Morse
25 Flying Home Lionel Hampton Orchestra
26 Mean Old World T-Bone Walker
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