A RHYTHM & BLUES CHRONOLOGY VOLUME SIX 1938-1939 4CD

A RHYTHM & BLUES CHRONOLOGY VOLUME SIX 1938-1939 4CD

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An excellent invitation to this ground-breaking music. Well worth tracking down. Gary Von Tersch Big City Rhythm & Blues

R&B records is one of those dedicated labels which just keeps on giving. The first five volumes of this assiduously researched and compiled series have been an utter revelation, opening up corners of R&B history many of us never knew existed. Seeing as the term ‘R&B’ wasn’t invented in 1938, some of us could be forgiven for imagining that the genre we later became familiar with didn’t stretch back past the 1940s. How wrong we’d be. Throughout this amazing collection there’s more great names than you can shake a stick at. Spending an evening in with this quartet of discs and a few beers is a fine way to spend your time – and there are new names here offering new thrills. And all this, before I was born. Those were the days, indeed. Essential listening! Roy Bainton Blues Matters

Now here we are really talking about going back to the roots with World War II lurking just around the corner…there is a sense of early rock’n’roll with The Golden Gate Jubilee and Bob Wills…Big Noise From Winnetka with Bauduc & Haggard is really Big Noise with is a stand-up bass that any rockabilly bassist in the world would be jealous of…The raw guitar sound on Blind Boy Fuller’s “You’ve Got To Move It On” I think will never be recreated… After listening through the collection you should understand how everything is interrelated. How Chuck Berry got his sound and how, among other things, Beatles and Rolling Stones became what they became. A collection of canons in my opinion and a booklet accompanies the records where there is very good info about the artists and the groups. Jonas Andersson American Music Magazine

I have listened to almost nothing but this chronology in the past evenings, but I still feel that I have only just been knocking at the door of a rich treasure trove. Famous names and well-known songs are alternated with rare and unexpected tracks on the four CDs. What makes these sets so special is that they are not a dry and dusty exercise in musical archeology. What they present will be a revelation even for the most enthusiastic R & B enthusiast. Eric Schuurmans Rootsville

 

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Disc One
1. Bottle It Up and Go Bluebird 8373 Nov 1939 Tommy McClennan
2. Swinging The Blues Decca 1880 Feb 1938 Count Basie & His Orchestra
3. Worried Head Blues Decca 7807 Nov 1939 Georgia White
4. Woo Woo Brunswick 8318 Feb 1939 Harry James & Boogie Woogie Trio
5. Goin’ Down In Galilee Decca 7510 May 1938 Kokomo Arnold
6. Long Gone Blues Columbia 37586 Mar 1939 Billie Holiday
7. Sad Pencil Blues Vocalion 04378 May 1938 Big Bill (Broonzy)
8. Liquor Store Blues Decca 7491 Apr 1938 Sleepy John Estes
9. Somebody Done Hoodooed the Hoodoo Man Decca 7745 Mar 1940 Louis Jordan
10. No Good Man Decca 7617 Jun 1939 Trixie Smith
11. Want To Woogie Some More Vocalion 05337 Dec 1939 Merline Johnson
12. Beatin’ The Board Vocalion 05483 Oct 1939 Slim & Slam
13. Preachin’ Blues Vocalion 04630 Nov 1936 Robert Johnson
14. Bartender Blues Vocalion 04870 Mar 1939 The Harlem Hamfats
15. New Little Pretty Mama Decca 7335 Apr 1937 Bill Gaither
16. Gallis Pole Musicraft 227 Apr 1939 Leadbelly
17. My Blues Is Like Whiskey Decca 7640 Sep 1939 Rosetta Howard
18. Serve It Right Bluebird 7732 June 1938 Washboard Sam
19. Good Morning, School Girl Bluebird 7059 May 1937 John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson
20. Bucket’s Got a Hole In It Vocalion 03666 Jun 1937 Lil Johnson
21. Baby, Look At You Vocalion 04997 Jun 1939 Pete Johnson & Boogie Woogie Boys
22. Take It Easy, Baby Bluebird 7386 Nov 1937 Robert Lee McCoy
23. Hellish Old Feeling Bluebird 8068 Nov 1938 Tampa Red
24. Travelin’ Shoes Bluebird 7463 Jan 1938 The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
25. Sugar Woman Blues Decca 7602 Apr 1939 Ollie Shepard & His Kentucky Boys
26. I’m Gonna Walk Your Log Decca 7773 1940 Leonard ‘Baby Doo’ Caston
27. Mean Mistreater Decca 5694 Mar 1939 Bob Dunn’s Vagabonds
28. T’Aint What You Do Vocalion 04582 Mar 1939 Jimmie Lunceford

Disc Two
1. Stavin’ Chain Vocalion Jun 1937 Lil Johnson
2. Pluckin’ The Bass Vocalion 05406 Aug 1939 Cab Calloway
3. Red Hot Blues Vocalion 04066 Oct 1937 Casey Bill Weldon
4. Fan It Boogie Decca 7638 May 1939 Frankie ‘Half-Pint’ Jaxon
5. Don’t You Make Me High Decca 7506 Aug 1938 Blue Lu Barker
6. Lemon Roller Decca 7615 Jun 1939 Lee Brown
7. Packing Up – Getting Ready Bluebird 8019 Feb 1939 The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
8. Holler Stomp Blue Note 12 Dec 1939 Pete Johnson
9. Night Time Is The Right Time Decca 7438 Apr 1938 Roosevelt Sykes
10. Red Wagon Decca 3071 Jan 1939 Count Basie & His Orchestra
11. I Hear My Baby Crying Bluebird 7512 Mar 1938 Walter Davis
12. Block And Tackle Bluebird 8358 Nov 1939 Buster Bennett & Washboard Sam
13. Keep Knocking Vocalion 04184 May 1938 Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
14. Solid Jive Bluebird 8455 Feb 1940 Curtis Jones
15. Traveling Shoes Decca 7887 Apr 1939 Selah Jubilee Singers
16. Number Runner’s Blues Decca 7536 Oct 1938 Jimmie Gordon
17. E Stuff Stomp Bluebird 7526 Mar 1938 Elijah Jones
18. My Daddy Rocks Me Decca 7469 May 1938 Trixie Smith
19. Big Noise From Winnetka Decca 2208 Oct 1938 Bauduc & Haggard
20. Kangaroo Blues Decca 5624 Sep 1938 Cliff Bruner’s Texas Wanderers
21. Till Tom Special Columbia 35404 Feb 1940 Benny Goodman Sextet
22. Truckin’ Thru Traffic Decca 7529 Oct 1938 Peetie Wheatstraw
23. The Jive Is Jumpin’ Bluebird 8297 Jun 1939 The Four Clefs
24. Better Quit It Now Bluebird 7597 May 1938 Adolph Hofner & His Texans
25. You’ve Got to Move It Out Vocalion 04175 Apr 1938 Blind Boy Fuller
26. The Racket Train Bluebird 8038 Feb 1939 Rev J.M. Gates

Disc Three
1. Way Down Yonder In New Orleans Vocalion 03923 Nov 1937 The Charioteers
2. Fine And Mellow Commodore 526 May 1939 Billie Holiday
3. New Someday Baby Decca 7473 Apr 1938 Sleepy John Estes
4. Mean Old World To Live In Decca 7606 Jun 1938 Bill Gaither
5. Well, All Right Then Vocalion 04887 May 1939 Jimmie Lunceford
6. Talkin’ With Jesus OKeh 5893 Jul 1939 Brother George & Sanctified Singers
7. The Boogie Man Decca 7661 Sep 1939 Jimmie Gordon
8. Going Back to Florida Vocalion Jun 1937 Bumble Bee Slim
9. Chittlin’ Switch Blues Vocalion 05341 Oct 1939 Slim & Slam
10. Barrelhouse Breakdown Blue Note 10 Dec 1939 Pete Johnson
11. Jelly Roll Bert Decca 7573 Mar 1939 Johnnie Temple
12. The Jumpin’ Jive Victor 26304 Jun 1939 Lionel Hampton
13. Tell Me Baby Bluebird 8474 Jul 1939 John Lee ‘Sonny Boy’ Williamson
14. Settle Down Blues Decca 5736 Aug 1939 Buddy Jones
15. Do Lord Send Me Bluebird 7865 Sep 1938 Heavenly Gospel Singers
16. Next-Door Neighbor Bluebird 8059 Dec 1938 Robert Lee McCoy
17. Roll ’em Pete Vocalion 04607 Dec 1938 Joe Turner & Pete Johnson
18. Blues With Lips Live 1938 Hot Lips Page
19. Jeff Davis Highway Decca 7587 Mar 1939 Lee Brown
20. Floyd’s Guitar Blues Decca 2483 Mar 1939 Andy Kirk & Twelve Clouds of Joy
21. I’d Rather Be Drunk Vocalion 05180 Aug 1939 Merline Johnson (The Yas Yas Girl)
22. You’ve Got Something There Vocalion 05083 Jul 1939 Blind Boy Fuller
23. Stompin’ At The Honky Tonk Decca 5772 Sep 1939 Bob Dunn’s Vagabonds
24. Raid The Joint Bluebird 10224 Oct 1938 Erskine Hawkins
25. I Don’t Know Unissued 1939 Cripple Clarence Lofton
26. Somebody Changed That Lock Bluebird 8323 Nov 1939 Washboard Sam
27. Mama Don’t Want No Peas ‘N’ Rice Decca 2030 Jun 1938 Count Basie & His Orchestra

Disc Four
1. Beggin’ My Daddy Decca 7620 May 1939 Georgia White
2. A-Tisket A-Tasket Decca 1840 May 1938 Chick Webb & His Orchestra
3. Stop Breakin Down Blues Vocalion 04002 Jun 1937 Robert Johnson
4. Stavin’ Chain Bluebird 7986 Dec 1938 Bill “Jazz” Gillum
5. I Won’t Sell My Love Conqueror 9601 May 1940 Merline Johnson (The Yas Yas Girl)
6. Boo Woo Brunswick 8318 Feb 1939 Harry James & Boogie Woogie Trio
7. Candy Man Decca 7551 Oct 1938 The Harlem Hamfats/ Rosetta Howard
8. Midnight Blues Decca 7510 May 1938 Kokomo Arnold
9. Spo-Dee-O-Dee Vocalion 03686 Aug 1937 Lovin’ Sam Theard
10. I Hear You Talking Decca 2207 Oct 1938 Four Of The Bob Cats
11. You Gotta Do Your Duty Bluebird 8004 Dec 1938 Casey Bill Weldon
12. Stormy Weather Bluebird 8579 Oct 1939 The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
13. Single Man Blues OKeh 5800 Jul 1939 James De Berry & Memphis Playboys
14. Jungle Drums Vocalion 04537 Nov 1938 Sidney Bechet
15. I Want Some Of Your Pie Vocalion 05030 Jul 1939 Sonny Terry & Blind Fuller
16. Blues with Helen Live 1938 Helen Humes & Band
17. Ridin’ And Jivin’ Bluebird 10351 Jul 1939 Earl Hines
18. Bass Goin’ Crazy Blue Note 21 Jun 1939 Albert Ammons
19. 44 Blues Decca 7586 Apr 1939 Roosevelt Sykes
20. You Can Mistreat Me Here Bluebird 8347 Nov 1939 Tommy McClennan
21. I’m With You Again Vocalion 04617 Sep 1938 Curtis Jones
22. Doug The Jitterbug Decca 7590 Mar 1939 Louis Jordan
23. Delta Bound Decca 7687 Apr 1938 Rosetta Howard
24. Trucking Little Woman Vocalion 04205 Mar 1938 Big Bill (Broonzy)
25. Ain’t The Gravy Good Vocalion 04726 Aug 1938 Cootie Williams & His Rug Cutters
26. Sweet Mellow Woman Blues Bluebird 8327 Nov 1939 Tampa Red
27. Going To Chicago Columbia CG31224 Jan 1939 Basie’s Bad Boys

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Weight 0.225 kg