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The History of New Orleans R&B Vol.  2
The History of New Orleans R&B Vol. 2

Various Artists
Catalogue Number: RANDB014
The Rhythm & Blues label has developed an enviable reputation since its inception in 2008 for creating thorough, definitive, high quality and entertaining themed collections delving into the roots of the various strands of classic rhythm and blues. In 2011, Rhythm & Blues joined forces with Trapeze Music & Entertainment, who themselves already have a formidable background in classic R&B via their Acrobat label, in order to take advantage of the synergy of the two companies’ resources. This latest collection focuses on New Orleans. More than any other city in the world, New Orleans was responsible for shaping the sound of 20th century popular music – maybe a sweeping statement, but as the birthplace of jazz, funk and arguably rock ‘n’ roll, it is pre-eminent. At the heart of these three widely different varieties of music lies the rhythmic complexity of second line parade drumming. Its two-beat patterns combining military band and Caribbean rhythms underpin the early recordings of Louis Armstrong as much as they do those of Little Richard and James Brown. This compilation highlights the distinguishing characteristics in early Crescent City recordings, both to pick out the finest examples and to pinpoint styles that foreshadowed later developments in R&B. Comprising tracks from the earliest days of recording through to the late ‘40s, the collection charts the way that the city’s background as a racial and cultural melting pot fed its extraordinary and vibrant musical output. With carefully restored recordings and complete with a comprehensive 28-page booklet providing a detailed background narrative and discography, this is once again an absolute must for enthusiasts and collectors of classic R&B.

Disk 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Good Rockin' Tonight Roy Brown
2 Mellow Woman Blues Jackson Brothers
3 For You My Love Larry Darnell
4 New Orleans Lover Man Chubby Newsome
5 Boogie's The Thing George Miller's Mid-riffs
6 Still My Angel Child Alma Mondy
7 El Ritmo Little Brother Montgomery
8 Hey Little Girl Paul Gayten
9 Mardi Gras Joe Lutcher
10 Mardi Gras In New Orleans Professor Longhair
11 Carnival Day Dave Bartholomew
12 The Fat Man Fats Domino
13 I'll Never Be Free Annie Laurie / Paul Gayten
14 Whose Hat Is That Roy Brown
15 Lost My Baby Larry Darnell
16 Hey Now Baby Professor Longhair
17 Country Boy Dave Bartholomew
18 3x7=21 Jewel King
19 Bear Hug Paul Gayten
20 Stack-A-Lee Archibald
21 Growing Old Smiley Lewis
22 Dinah Pleasant Joseph
23 Bald Head Professor Longhair
24 Ah Cubanas Dave Bartholomew
25 Tee Nah Nah Smiley Lewis
26 Love My Baby Joe Turner
27 She's My Baby Fats Domino
Disk 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Junco Partner James Waynes
2 Bon Ton Roula Clarence Garlow
3 Soon As I Go Home Archibald
4 Teachin' & Preachin' The Royal Kings
5 Goin' Home Fats Domino
6 Lawdy Miss Clawdy Lloyd Price
7 Kiss Me Baby Dave Bartholomew
8 Jumpin' With Jarvis Papa Lightfoot
9 The Bells Are Ringing Smiley Lewis
10 Tipitina Professor Longhair
11 Overboard Sugar Boy Crawford
12 Mother's Love Famous Four (N.O. Humming Four)
13 The Things That I Used To Do Guitar Slim
14 Feelin' Sad Ray Charles
15 Jockomo Sugar Boy Crawford
16 Who Drank My Beer Dave Bartholomew
17 Big Mamou Smiley Lewis
18 Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop Big Joe Turner
19 Well I Done Got Over It Guitar Slim
20 Who's Been Foolin' You Professor Longhair
21 Baby Shirley & Lee
22 I-Yi The Hawks
23 Down The Line Fat Man Mathews
24 Mardi Gras Mambo Jody Levens
25 Rack 'Em Back Bobby Mitchell
26 Going To The River Fats Domino
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