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Rumba Blues 1953-57 How Latin Music Changed R&B: The Mambo Years
Rumba Blues 1953-57 How Latin Music Changed R&B: The Mambo Years

Various Artists
Catalogue Number: RANDB012
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 Baby Please Don't Go Rose Mitchell
2 Thirteen Women Dickie Thompson
3 Griff's Mambo Bad Griffin Brothers
4 I Cried Jimmy McCracklin
5 I Feel So Bad Chuck Willis
6 Dye-Ooh Mambo Chuck Higgins
7 Salty Dog Tears Marvin Phillips
8 Lovey Dovey The Clovers
9 Mambocito Mio Illinois Jacquet
10 Mambo Baby To-Nite Candy Rivers & The Falcons
11 New Kind Of Mambo Big Maybelle
12 Mambo Baby Ruth Brown
13 Mambo Gunch Chris Powell & The Blue Flames
14 Let's Babalu Me The Platters & Linda Hayes
15 Mambo Joe Houston
16 Here Comes The Train Bob Roubain with Cliffie Stone
17 Mambo Blues Duke Jenkins
18 One Night Long Smiley Lewis
19 We Like Mambo Huey "Piano" Smith
20 Hey, Bo Eddie Bo
21 Blow Wind Blow Junior Gordon
22 Slippin' And Slidin' Little Richard
23 Thirty Days Clyde McPhatter
24 Can't Stop Loving Elmore James
25 Congo Mombo Guitar Gable
26 Evil So Howlin' Wolf
27 Bo Diddley Bo Diddley
28 Mambo Chillun John Lee Hooker
29 Drifting Heart Chuck Berry
30 Harlem Nocturne Neil Lewis and His Quintet
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