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Rumba Blues 1940-53 How Latin Music Changed R&B
Rumba Blues 1940-53 How Latin Music Changed R&B

Various Artists
Catalogue Number: RANDB010
Latin rhythms have infiltrated into every new branch of popular music that has emerged during the twentieth century. Jelly Roll Morton and W.C. Handy incorporated the Cuban habanera into early jazz and blues; the Argentinean tango found its way into twenties dance-band music; the Brazilian baion and bossanova styles wound their way through the sixties beat boom and were revived in the drum?n?bass of the nineties. But none had such an all-pervasive influence as the rumba. Its journey from the Middle-East through North Africa and Spain to the New World brought it into American dance halls in the thirties. The syncopated, rhythmic riffs of bandleaders such as Xavier Cugat helped to liberate dancers from stuffy foxtrots and waltzes, opening up an altogether more sensual world of excitement and exoticism. In post-war popular music, rumba is everywhere, from Dave Bartholomew?s Country Boy to the Clash?s Rock The Casbah, picking up Little Richard?s Slippin? and Slidin? and the Beatles? Ballad Of John And Yoko along the way. Even hillbilly records featured rumba bass lines. Its 3-2 clave rhythm, which Bo Diddley stylised and made into his very own, became an integral part of American music and continues to cast its spell over popular music to the current day.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 That's Your Last Boogie Joe Swift with Johnny Otis Orchestra
2 T-Bone Blues From T-Bone Walker with Les Hite Orchestra
3 Rhumba Blues Skeets Tolbert
4 Blues After Hours Pee Wee Crayton
5 Fat Meat 'n' Greens Secretary Edgar Hayes
6 Mambo Boogie Johnny Otis Orchestra
7 Back Home Blues Lowell Fulson
8 Cuba Doll Lloyd Glenn
9 Heartbreaker Ray Charles
10 Hound Dog Big Mama Thornton
11 Woke Up This Morning B.B. King
12 Hey Now Baby Professor Longhair
13 Country Boy Dave Bartholomew
14 Bon Ton Roula Clarence Garlow
15 Jock-O-Mo Sugar Boy Crawford
16 Mardi Gras In New Orleans Fats Domino
17 Tell Me Pretty Baby Lloyd Price
18 Hey Little Girl Billy Wright
19 Banana Split Kid King?s Combo
20 Early In The Morning Louis Jordan
21 I Come From Jamaica Chris Powell?s Five Blue Flames
22 Blues Mambo Sonny Thompson
23 My Baby's Gone The Ray-O-Vacs
24 Roll And Rumba Jimmy Reed
25 I Can?t Be Satisfied Muddy Waters
26 Mexican Reminiscences Champion Jack Dupree
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