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The History Of Rhythm And Blues 1942-1952 : The Pre Rocknroll Years Box set

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  • Audio CD (13 May 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Rhythm and Blues Records
  • ASIN: B00244D476
  • Other Editions: Audio CD |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 383,592 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Little John Special Lucky Millinder - Various Artists
  2. That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch Ella Johnson - Various Artists
  3. Evil Gal Blues Dinah Washington - Various Artists
  4. I Wonder Cecil Gant - Various Artists
  5. Drifting Blues Charles Brown - Various Artists
  6. T - Bone Boogie T
  7. Boogie Woogie On A Saturday Night Five Red Caps - Various Artists
  8. The Blues Can Jump The Four Blues - Various Artists
  9. Be - baba
  10. Caldonia Louis Jordan - Various Artists
  11. Milton's Boogie Roy Milton - Various Artists
  12. The Honeydripper Joe Liggins - Various Artists
  13. Who Threw The Whisky In The Well Lucky Millinder - Various Artists
  14. Strange Things Happening Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Various Artists
  15. That's The Blues Rubberlegs Williams - Various Artists
  16. My Gal's A Jockey Big Joe Turner - Various Artists
  17. House Of Blue Lights Ella Mae Morse - Various Artists
  18. Ain't That Just Like A Woman Louis Jordan - Various Artists
  19. He's A Real Gone Guy Nellie Lutcher - Various Artists
  20. Snatch And Grab It Julia Lee - Various Artists
  21. Chicken Shack Boogie Amos Milburn - Various Artists
  22. Route 66 King Cole Trio - Various Artists
  23. Please Remember Me Walter Davis - Various Artists
  24. Get the Mop Henry \x{201c}Red\x{201d}Allen - Various Artists
  25. Ooh - Pa

Disc: 2

  1. Stone Cold Dead In The Market Ella Fitzgerald
  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
  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 You? The Clovers
  14. 5 - 10
  15. Hey Little Girl Billy Wright
  16. Mistrustin' Blues Little Esther
  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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The History Of Rhythm And Blues 1942 -1952 : The Pre Rocknroll Years 101 tracks over 4 CDs with 64page booklet 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

Review

A cross-label 4CD set, which not only tells the story better than anything before, but offers insights into song origins and provides fascinating musical connections across decades….this set offers a wealth of insights into the cross-pollination of blues, jazz, country, gospel, pop and rock. - Johnny Black --Mojo

One of the finest box-sets released in recent years. It s rare to come across a record that is so perfect, and so perfectly insane, that it encapsulates everything you need to know about music fandom in one package, but such is this. The description labour of love doesn t begin to do justice to the effort involved in ferreting out such a finely chosen set of tracks and presenting them so ideally. One of the things that distinguishes this box set from the majority of others is the attention to detail and the quality of both the presentation and information provided. It s a four disc set with an erudite and entertaining accompanying booklet packaged in a foldout paperback-sized case (that includes recording personnel, original catalogue numbers, pictures and the like)... Even the most fanatical r&b fan will find something, probably many things, both new and enjoyable here - and everyone else can simply wallow in some of the greatest music ever recorded...this is the reissue of the year by a country mile. ...it seems likely that taken together, the three sets will become the standard work on the genre. Jeremy Searle --RocknReel --Jeremy Searle --RocknReel

One of the finest box-sets released in recent years. It s rare to come across a record that is so perfect, and so perfectly insane, that it encapsulates everything you need to know about music fandom in one package, but such is this. The description labour of love doesn t begin to do justice to the effort involved in ferreting out such a finely chosen set of tracks and presenting them so ideally. One of the things that distinguishes this box set from the majority of others is the attention to detail and the quality of both the presentation and information provided. It s a four disc set with an erudite and entertaining accompanying booklet packaged in a foldout paperback-sized case (that includes recording personnel, original catalogue numbers, pictures and the like)... Even the most fanatical r&b fan will find something, probably many things, both new and enjoyable here - and everyone else can simply wallow in some of the greatest music ever recorded...this is the reissue of the year by a country mile. ...it seems likely that taken together, the three sets will become the standard work on the genre. Jeremy Searle --RocknReel

Wow, what a wondrous thing this is!! ... a voyage of discovery, an enchanting and learned compilation stretching over four discs. Call it history, call it roots - it matters not! What's important is that what you hear within these four stunning discs helped to shape and model today's music...what a work, what a commitment, and what a blast!! This superb anthology is split into four discreet and seamless sections... The compilers have been careful not to simply make this a 'blues' work; they've been realistic and honest in their work which finds blues, folk, gospel and other urban styles melding into more syncopated forms such as jazz, swing, jive and so on. Thus, you start to get the bigger picture as you work your way through this epically proportioned anthology - you see gaps being filled and ideas and forms being stretched over time. There are famous names and not so famous names, there are songs that you'll recognise and there are songs that you'll hear for the first time - but, all played their part in shaping the big rock and roll explosion of the 50's and all influenced what you listen to today under multi-genre headings, individual styles and nuances and so on. 'The History Of Rhythm And Blues' is as impo --w --www.toxicpete.co.uk

One of the finest box-sets released in recent years. It s rare to come across a record that is so perfect, and so perfectly insane, that it encapsulates everything you need to know about music fandom in one package, but such is this. The description labour of love doesn t begin to do justice to the effort involved in ferreting out such a finely chosen set of tracks and presenting them so ideally. One of the things that distinguishes this box set from the majority of others is the attention to detail and the quality of both the presentation and information provided. It s a four disc set with an erudite and entertaining accompanying booklet packaged in a foldout paperback-sized case (that includes recording personnel, original catalogue numbers, pictures and the like)... Even the most fanatical r&b fan will find something, probably many things, both new and enjoyable here - and everyone else can simply wallow in some of the greatest music ever recorded...this is the reissue of the year by a country mile. ...it seems likely that taken together, the three sets will become the standard work on the genre. Jeremy Searle --RocknReel

Wow, what a wondrous thing this is!! ... a voyage of discovery, an enchanting and learned compilation stretching over four discs. Call it history, call it roots - it matters not! What's important is that what you hear within these four stunning discs helped to shape and model today's music...what a work, what a commitment, and what a blast!! This superb anthology is split into four discreet and seamless sections... The compilers have been careful not to simply make this a 'blues' work; they've been realistic and honest in their work which finds blues, folk, gospel and other urban styles melding into more syncopated forms such as jazz, swing, jive and so on. Thus, you start to get the bigger picture as you work your way through this epically proportioned anthology - you see gaps being filled and ideas and forms being stretched over time. There are famous names and not so famous names, there are songs that you'll recognise and there are songs that you'll hear for the first time - but, all played their part in shaping the big rock and roll explosion of the 50's and all influenced what you listen to today under multi-genre headings, individual styles and nuances and so on. 'The History Of Rhythm And Blues' is as important as it is educational - this is quite possibly the best put together assemblage of 'roots' music - ever. Lovingly compiled by Nick Duckett and Consultant Stewart Tippett and beautifully presented with an enclosed booklet which 'tells the story', this is like an 'everyman's guide to the development and growth of modern, popular music'. Musical purists and scholars will love this work simply for its facts - music lovers from all age groups will find this work fascinating and rewarding and anyone who has the slightest interest in musical history should find this a joy to behold. Listen to the lyrics and realise that what these innovators sang about doesn't differ very much from today's outpourings. Pick out nuances, syncopations, riffs and melodies that occur and re-occur through the ages. See where we learned, feel what influenced us and just enjoy the truth of it all!! Marvel at the creativity of these artists and take into consideration what they had available to them back then - be amazed at the content, the gritty believability, the passion and the dedication to a cause. Compare what's on offer here to where we are today - listen and learn, feel and be touched! ...educational and fulfilling, it's as rewarding as it is fascinating - a piece of musical history that'll sit well in anyone's collection - glory in it's depth, revel in its creation ...an important musical history lesson, moments in musical time that shaped what we listen to today. Peter J Brown --www.toxicpete.co.uk

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