Instrumentals

  •  Disc 1 Disc 2
    Joe S. MaxeyRight On!Monk HigginsAin't That Hateful
    Clarence Gatemouth BrownSummertimeThe Soul RunnersGrits 'n' Corn Bread
    Beverly PittsJust Some SoulRighteous Brothers BandGreen Onions
    Perry & The HarmonicsJames Goes To SoulvilleKase TrioShug
    Hank MarrMarr's GrooveMark III Trio‎Blues For Elmer
    Lorenzo HoldenThe WigThe Pop-UpsLurking
    The LimasBig LimasWorld Famous UpsettersCabbage Greens
    Oliver SainJerk LooseLittle SonnyThe Mix Up
    Johnny Hammond SmithThe Golden ThrushWatts 103rd StreetCharley
    Junior ParkerThese Kind Of Blues (Pt. 2)Hank MarrWhite House Party
    Boss SoundsIn The Midnight HourThe TriumphsTurn Out The Light
    Mark III TrioGood GreaseJamo ThomasJamo's Soul
    Dino & The Dell-TonesSlapstickJames RiversTighten Up
    Bash BranniganHunky FunkyFour GentsSoul Sister
    The BlendellsGet Your BabyThe PremiersGet Your Baby
    The Corky Wilkie BandSomething SwingingThe RegistersNo Deposit No Return
    Leon & The BurnersWhiplashTom DouglasHaulin'
    Chuck RowanJerk WalkMerle SaundersSoul Roach
    Booker T & The MG'sBootleg/Green Onions MedleyThe Buena VistasHot Shot
    Merle SaundersHow's ThatRudy RobinsonThe Mustang
    The Nu-TronsBeatGeorge Semper‎Collard Greens
    The DukeysSho-Nuf M.F.The Four StepsSame Old Beat
    Gaynel HodgeFollow the FoxRamsey Lewis TrioHang On, Sloopy
    E Rodney JonesR&B Time (Pt. 2)John AdamsI Will Love You
    Johnny TalbotNever Make Your Baby CryRic-Tic House BandAgent Double-O-Soul
    Dave BartholomewWishboneCharlie EarlandYes-Suh!
    Leon & The BurnersCrack UpLeon HaywoodSoul On
    The Wild ChildDown In The ChileWorld Famous UpsettersKP
    Sammie JohnBoss BagGentleman June GardnerLast Night
    Harold Battiste JrHow We Do It In New OrleansEddie BishopCall Me
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    MIGHTY INSTRUMENTALS R&B-STYLE 1958 2CD

    Original price was: £12.00.Current price is: £6.00.
    Link Wray’s Rumble and Bill Doggett’s Hold It are the only two big hits included on this collection, which puts a deserved spotlight on both long-forgotten records by established artists and on fabulous obscurities by long-forgotten artists. But rest assured, this is a cracking compilation from start to finish, with Southern swamp rock, spicy New Orleans rhythms and Northern city blues. Guitar and sax-led rockers, slinky organ stompers, Latin groovers – all in all, 60 mighty instrumental stompers from 1958, R&B-style. RANDB045 …cracking albums of often rare bluesy instrumentals…sexy, saxy and groovy keyboards aplenty! These fantastic sets are definitely full fat! Brilliant and what value! Dave Peckett Gandy Dancer
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    MIGHTY INSTRUMENTALS R&B-STYLE 1962 2CD

    Original price was: £12.00.Current price is: £6.00.
    1962 was the peak year for hit records instrumental-style, with no less than 123 discs scoring on the American pop charts. There wasn’t much in the hit parade to interest R&B fans though, apart from King Curtis’s Soul Twist, Booker T. & The MG's Green Onions and James Brown’s Night Train, but that’s where Mighty Instrumentals R&B-Style 1962 comes in. So what was new in 1962? A bit of surf, a bit of funk, a brand new rhythm on Boogie Twist. More slinky organ groovers, uptown dancers and late night smoochers for teenagers to dance to. And there you have it – 58 R&B scorchers with rhythm aplenty. RANDB044 These albums are full of big, fat chugging and swinging bluesy numbers…With their excellent sound and at such good value for money these CDs will delight fans of the genre. Alan Taylor Pipeline  
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    Mighty Instrumentals R&B-Style 1954 2CD RANDB088 (no jewel case)

    Original price was: £10.00.Current price is: £5.00.
    Following the success of Alan Freed’s Rock’n’Roll Revues in 1953 and 1954, record companies ramped up the number of rhythm and blues releases (or rock’n’roll as it had now become known) to satisfy increased demand among white American teenagers. Instrumental records were just perfect for getting the kids up on the dance floor, be they hard-rocking guitar and sax-led numbers, slinky organ smoochers, or Mambo groovers. This 2CD set contains the sixty finest and most exciting R&B instrumentals recorded in 1954. Including label shots and annotated notes RANDB088 Produced as CD-R (professionally manufactured recordable CD printed for short run) as opposed to CD-P (professionally manufactured pressed CDs made in quantities of 500+). All CDs whether CD-R or CD-P are 100% guaranteed error free. Discs will always be replaced if any problems are encountered.  
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    Mighty Instrumentals R&B-Style 1955 2CD RANDB089 (no jewel case)

    Original price was: £10.00.Current price is: £5.00.
    We bring you 60 mighty instrumental stompers from 1955, R&B-style: Mid-West electric blues, Southern swamp rock, spicy New Orleans rhythms, funky grunting mambos, sophisticated West-Coast productions and East Coast city blues, dominated by guitarists and saxophonists but interspersed with organists, accordionists, pianists and harmonicists. Glorious stuff! Including label shots and annotated notes RANDB089 'If instrumentals – tenor sax players, harp players, guitarists, piano players – are your thing then this is right up your street. I have to say that I enjoyed (most) of it immensely.' Phil Wight B&R ‘If you’re in the mood to dance to music without interference of vocals, Rhythm and Blues Records has just the cure for you…a thorough sampling that reflects just how popular the instrumental format became in the mid-50s…a comprehensive set of liner notes written by Nick Duckett...a catchy title and snarky groove was all you needed to get in the mood to make your way to the dance floor.’ Wayne Goins Living Blues Produced as CD-R (professionally manufactured recordable CD printed for short run) as opposed to CD-P (professionally manufactured pressed CDs made in quantities of 500+). All CDs whether CD-R or CD-P are 100% guaranteed error free. Discs will always be replaced if any problems are encountered.
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    Mighty Instrumentals R&B-Style 1955 2CD RANDB089

    Original price was: £10.00.Current price is: £5.00.
    We bring you 60 mighty instrumental stompers from 1955, R&B-style: Mid-West electric blues, Southern swamp rock, spicy New Orleans rhythms, funky grunting mambos, sophisticated West-Coast productions and East Coast city blues, dominated by guitarists and saxophonists but interspersed with organists, accordionists, pianists and harmonicists. Glorious stuff! Including label shots and annotated notes RANDB089 If instrumentals – tenor sax players, harp players, guitarists, piano players – are your thing then this is right up your street. I have to say that I enjoyed (most) of it immensely. Phil Wight B&R Produced as CD-R (professionally manufactured recordable CD printed for short run) as opposed to CD-P (professionally manufactured pressed CDs made in quantities of 500+). All CDs whether CD-R or CD-P are 100% guaranteed error free. Discs will always be replaced if any problems are encountered.
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    Mighty Instrumentals R&B-Style 1954 2CD RANDB088

    Original price was: £10.00.Current price is: £5.00.
    Following the success of Alan Freed’s Rock’n’Roll Revues in 1953 and 1954, record companies ramped up the number of rhythm and blues releases (or rock’n’roll as it had now become known) to satisfy increased demand among white American teenagers. Instrumental records were just perfect for getting the kids up on the dance floor, be they hard-rocking guitar and sax-led numbers, slinky organ smoochers, or Mambo groovers. This 2CD set contains the sixty finest and most exciting R&B instrumentals recorded in 1954. Including label shots and annotated notes RANDB088 Produced as CD-R (professionally manufactured recordable CD printed for short run) as opposed to CD-P (professionally manufactured pressed CDs made in quantities of 500+). All CDs whether CD-R or CD-P are 100% guaranteed error free. Discs will always be replaced if any problems are encountered.  
  •  Disc 1 Disc 2
    Joe S. MaxeyRight On!Monk HigginsAin't That Hateful
    Clarence Gatemouth BrownSummertimeThe Soul RunnersGrits 'n' Corn Bread
    Beverly PittsJust Some SoulRighteous Brothers BandGreen Onions
    Perry & The HarmonicsJames Goes To SoulvilleKase TrioShug
    Hank MarrMarr's GrooveMark III Trio‎Blues For Elmer
    Lorenzo HoldenThe WigThe Pop-UpsLurking
    The LimasBig LimasWorld Famous UpsettersCabbage Greens
    Oliver SainJerk LooseLittle SonnyThe Mix Up
    Johnny Hammond SmithThe Golden ThrushWatts 103rd StreetCharley
    Junior ParkerThese Kind Of Blues (Pt. 2)Hank MarrWhite House Party
    Boss SoundsIn The Midnight HourThe TriumphsTurn Out The Light
    Mark III TrioGood GreaseJamo ThomasJamo's Soul
    Dino & The Dell-TonesSlapstickJames RiversTighten Up
    Bash BranniganHunky FunkyFour GentsSoul Sister
    The BlendellsGet Your BabyThe PremiersGet Your Baby
    The Corky Wilkie BandSomething SwingingThe RegistersNo Deposit No Return
    Leon & The BurnersWhiplashTom DouglasHaulin'
    Chuck RowanJerk WalkMerle SaundersSoul Roach
    Booker T & The MG'sBootleg/Green Onions MedleyThe Buena VistasHot Shot
    Merle SaundersHow's ThatRudy RobinsonThe Mustang
    The Nu-TronsBeatGeorge Semper‎Collard Greens
    The DukeysSho-Nuf M.F.The Four StepsSame Old Beat
    Gaynel HodgeFollow the FoxRamsey Lewis TrioHang On, Sloopy
    E Rodney JonesR&B Time (Pt. 2)John AdamsI Will Love You
    Johnny TalbotNever Make Your Baby CryRic-Tic House BandAgent Double-O-Soul
    Dave BartholomewWishboneCharlie EarlandYes-Suh!
    Leon & The BurnersCrack UpLeon HaywoodSoul On
    The Wild ChildDown In The ChileWorld Famous UpsettersKP
    Sammie JohnBoss BagGentleman June GardnerLast Night
    Harold Battiste JrHow We Do It In New OrleansEddie BishopCall Me
  • Out of stock
    (shipped with booklet & CD inlays but without jewel case for cheaper postage and less problems with EU customs) See tracklisting for (RANDB037, RANDB045 PLUS RANDB054)
  • This set brings together the finest R&B instrumentals recorded between 1956 and 1957, putting the spotlight both on long-forgotten records by established artists and fabulous obscurities by long-forgotten ones! It’s a cracking compilation from start to finish: Mid-West electric blues, Southern swamp rock, spicy New Orleans rhythms, sophisticated West-Coast productions and East Coast city blues, dominated by guitarists and saxophonists but interspersed with a few organists, accordionists, pianists, harmonicists and even a unitarist. All in all, 120 mighty instrumental stompers from 1956-57, R&B-style. Glorious stuff! RANDB054 Produced as CD-R (professionally manufactured recordable CD printed for short run) as opposed to CD-P (professionally manufactured pressed CDs made in quantities of 500+). Comes with original printed CD inner plus annotated 28-page booklet All CDs whether CD-R or CD-P are 100% guaranteed error free. Discs will always be replaced if any problems are encountered.
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    MIGHTY INSTRUMENTAL HITS R&B-STYLE 4CD

    Original price was: £15.00.Current price is: £8.00.
    (shipped with booklet & CD inlays but without jewel case for cheaper airmail and less problems with EU customs) Just before the United States joined the Second World War, Jazz was at a crossroads. Big Band Swing was at the height of its popularity amongst white jazz fans, but black audiences were tiring of the bland, easy listening fare being served up by the likes of Glenn Miller. It was high time to put some excitement back into jazz, and the ‘honkers and screamers’ were in the right place at the right time to do it. Jazz purists hated it, but the public lapped it up. This set brings together all the jazz and R&B instrumentals that reached the R&B charts between 1942 and 1963 and draws a connecting line between Swing, Bebop, Boogie, Jive, Mambo, Rock’n’roll, culminating in the funky organ grooves of Booker T and Jimmy Smith. It still has the irresistible energy that seduced so many in the Forties, Fifties and Sixties and changed the character of popular music forever.   RANDB050 With its comprehensive, almost scholarly approach, this is a fantastic project – just what the instrumental collector/historian ordered. But it also makes for good entertainment as the sequencing of the tracks is adjusted for listening pleasure. Alan Taylor Pipeline The extensive notes include recording dates, composer, artist, original catalogue numbers and chart entry number/date. There are just so many great tunes here that at times you could be overwhelmed but you’ll be dancing and smiling so never mind. GRAEME SCOTT Blues Matters Here’s a killer compilation of swing, jazz, smoochers, mild/wild rockin’ jivers to fill any sax-loving fan with delight and every one a hit. Compiler Nick Duckett has combed the charts of Billboard, Cashbox R&B, even Pop to come up with the goods, from número uno to a humble #128. You should have no difficulty with most, if not all of the acts, tho some of the titles may be unfamiliar. With bulging booklet, amply illustrated…if you're a sax maniac, you're in hog heaven…more than well worth a listen. Tony Martin American Music Magazine/NDT
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    MIGHTY INSTRUMENTALS R&B-STYLE 1963-64 4CD (shipped without jewel case)

    Original price was: £12.00.Current price is: £6.00.
    (shipped with booklet & CD inlays but without jewel case) Here’s a selection of cracking R&B instrumentals, and scarcely a chart hit amongst them. Guitar-led rockers from the West Coast, with fiery picking and heavy blues/rock riffs from Johnny Talbot, Travis Wammack and Roy Buchanan and some early fuzzbox action from Lou Josie of the Ho-Dads. There’s Louisiana sounds from Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack and Robert Parker with Mid-West guitar grooves by Tommy Tucker, Freddy King and Little Milton. Up in New York, you’ve got B.B. King, Wild Jimmy Spruill, and King Curtis blowing out on Soul Train. Dave Lewis and The Exotics were from Seattle and there’s even a Canadian group, future comedian Tommy Chong’s Little Daddy & The Bachelors. These are the records Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Dave Davies, Jeff Beck et al were listening to in 1964. RANDB053 Sheer eye-opening delight…Its absolute playability is amazing. There’s little need to press the skip button, just sit back and enjoy. Alan Taylor Pipeline Produced as CD-R (professionally manufactured recordable CD printed for short run) as opposed to CD-P (professionally manufactured pressed CDs made in quantities of 500+). All CDs whether CD-R or CD-P are 100% guaranteed error free. Discs will always be replaced if any problems are encountered.
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    Instrumentals Soul-Style? What do you mean Soul Instrumentals? How can an instrumental be soul? Hold on a minute - what's the line-up? James Brown, Ray Charles, Allen Toussaint, Junior Walker, Booker T & the MGs, King Curtis, Ike & Tina Turner. What have we got here? Club Sounds. A bit of funk, a Latin groove, a slow jazz walk, uptown dancers, late night smoochers. Instrumentals Soul-Style. Got it?

    Now here’s a crackerjack of a compilation with a lot of relatively rare instrumentals of a soul bias alongside many genre classics. It’s February as I write these notes but already this must be a contender for best compilation of the year. Davy Peckett New Gandy Dancer

    This is a wisely selected, carefully sequenced and beautifully presented collection of late 50s/early 60s instrumentals with a soulful feel and fronts an informative and attractive 28-page booklet. You’re really going to enjoy this. And the great thing is that apart from making several wonderful new finds, this is such a superb album for listening right through. Anyone who has any of the History of R&B or History of Soul label releases will be well aware of their quality and the care that goes into them and Instrumentals Soul-Style is a real gem for instrumental hounds – I love it! Alan Taylor Pipeline

    SOUL012 Produced as CD-R (professionally manufactured recordable CD printed for short run) as opposed to CD-P (professionally manufactured pressed CDs made in quantities of 500+). All CDs whether CD-R or CD-P are 100% guaranteed error free. Discs will always be replaced if any problems are encountered.
  • Out of stock
    See tracklisting for (RANDB037, RANDB045 PLUS RANDB054 11 CDs IN ONE BOX)
  • Link Wray’s Rumble and Bill Doggett’s Hold It are the only two big hits included on this collection, which puts a deserved spotlight on both long-forgotten records by established artists and on fabulous obscurities by long-forgotten artists. But rest assured, this is a cracking compilation from start to finish, with Southern swamp rock, spicy New Orleans rhythms and Northern city blues. Guitar and sax-led rockers, slinky organ stompers, Latin groovers – all in all, 60 mighty instrumental stompers from 1958, R&B-style. RANDB045 …cracking albums of often rare bluesy instrumentals…sexy, saxy and groovy keyboards aplenty! These fantastic sets are definitely full fat! Brilliant and what value! Dave Peckett Gandy Dancer
  • Out of stock

    Instrumentals Soul-Style? What do you mean Soul Instrumentals? How can an instrumental be soul? Hold on a minute - what's the line-up? James Brown, Ray Charles, Allen Toussaint, Junior Walker, Booker T & the MGs, King Curtis, Ike & Tina Turner. What have we got here? Club Sounds. A bit of funk, a Latin groove, a slow jazz walk, uptown dancers, late night smoochers. Instrumentals Soul-Style. Got it?

    Now here’s a crackerjack of a compilation with a lot of relatively rare instrumentals of a soul bias alongside many genre classics. It’s February as I write these notes but already this must be a contender for best compilation of the year. Davy Peckett New Gandy Dancer

    This is a wisely selected, carefully sequenced and beautifully presented collection of late 50s/early 60s instrumentals with a soulful feel and fronts an informative and attractive 28-page booklet. You’re really going to enjoy this. And the great thing is that apart from making several wonderful new finds, this is such a superb album for listening right through. Anyone who has any of the History of R&B or History of Soul label releases will be well aware of their quality and the care that goes into them and Instrumentals Soul-Style is a real gem for instrumental hounds – I love it! Alan Taylor Pipeline

    SOUL012  
  • Instrumentals Soul-Style

    Club Sounds, a bit of funk, a Latin groove, a slow jazz walk, uptown dancers, late night smoochers. Plenty of organ. Plenty of soul. No twangy guitar. No swing jazz. No frantic honkin' and screamin'. Just Instrumentals Soul-Style.

    SOUL028  
  • 1960 may have been the year that Instrumentals hit the charts in a big way, but it was in 1961, that their hold on the hit parade was consolidated with a good number of guitar or sax-led rockers and slinky organ groovers. These are the discs that teenagers wanted to hear in the juke joints: exciting, uptempo stompers with catchy, melodic riffs, and slow, soulful, down home blues. Our compilation throws the spotlight on instrumentals by artists who are more widely associated with vocals, along with more obscure musicians who may only have one or two releases to their name. We hope you enjoy these grooves and if you like what you hear from 1961, just wait till you find out what was on offer in 1959, and in 1960! RANDB038 Awesome R&B instro Cd's - well pleased and great to hear a load of new material. Just when I thought I'd heard it all! Graham Cann These are two mighty instrumental collections from R&B Records...with no real duds amongst them. A veritable cornucopia of fine sounds which will be of interest to all instrumentally minded fans of R&B. Fred Rothwell Blues & Rhythm
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    MIGHTY INSTRUMENTALS R&B-STYLE 1959 2CD

    Original price was: £9.00.Current price is: £6.00.
    1960 may have been the big year for Instrumentals, but back in 1959, several white instrumentals acts were already making a dent in the pop charts, among them the Virtues, the Rebels, the Rock-A-Teens and the Fireballs. Duane Eddy had broken through in ‘58 but in 1959 he had no less than seven singles on the Hot 100. Johnny & the Hurricanes had their first success this year with three big hits. Black artists, however, had less mainstream success. Jimmy Beck sneaked in at #82 for two weeks with Pipe Dreams, Larry Kerrin’s The Hunch was a hit for both Paul Gayten and the Bobby Peterson Quintet; Bill Doggett had three discs in the R&B charts but apart from a couple of organ hits for Preston Epps and ‘Dave Baby’ Cortez, that was it for R&B instrumentals chart-wise. If you’re knocked out by what you hear from 1959, just wait till you find out what was on offer in 1960 and 1961. RANDB037 My gosh! Can compilations of great R&B instrumentals get any better? Joyous album full of unbridled passion...toe-tapping and dancey- great party or listening musicwith racey, funky guitars, rattling sax and rollicking piano. And the drummers all had fun too. Can’t recommend these two albums highly enough. New Gandy Dancer  
  • 1960 was the year that Instrumentals hit the charts in a big way with guitar or sax-led rockers and slinky organ groovers. Here are the discs that teenagers wanted to hear in the juke joints: exciting, uptempo stompers with catchy, melodic riffs, along with slow, soulful, down home blues. This compilation throws the spotlight on instrumentals by artists more widely associated with vocals, along with more obscure artists who may only have had one or two releases to their name. ...absolutely cracking double CD of 57 superb R&B instrumentals from a vintage year...we’ve just finished whipping through it and it’s going on again in 5 minutes! More please! New Gandy Dancer RANDB034
  • 1962 was the peak year for hit records instrumental-style, with no less than 123 discs scoring on the American pop charts. There wasn’t much in the hit parade to interest R&B fans though, apart from King Curtis’s Soul Twist, Booker T. & The MG's Green Onions and James Brown’s Night Train, but that’s where Mighty Instrumentals R&B-Style 1962 comes in. So what was new in 1962? A bit of surf, a bit of funk, a brand new rhythm on Boogie Twist. More slinky organ groovers, uptown dancers and late night smoochers for teenagers to dance to. And there you have it – 58 R&B scorchers with rhythm aplenty. RANDB044 These albums are full of big, fat chugging and swinging bluesy numbers…With their excellent sound and at such good value for money these CDs will delight fans of the genre. Alan Taylor Pipeline  
  • Just before the United States joined the Second World War, Jazz was at a crossroads. Big Band Swing was at the height of its popularity amongst white jazz fans, but black audiences were tiring of the bland, easy listening fare being served up by the likes of Glenn Miller. It was high time to put some excitement back into jazz, and the ‘honkers and screamers’ were in the right place at the right time to do it. Jazz purists hated it, but the public lapped it up. This set brings together all the jazz and R&B instrumentals that reached the R&B charts between 1942 and 1963 and draws a connecting line between Swing, Bebop, Boogie, Jive, Mambo, Rock’n’roll, culminating in the funky organ grooves of Booker T and Jimmy Smith. It still has the irresistible energy that seduced so many in the Forties, Fifties and Sixties and changed the character of popular music forever. We couldn't get all the hits even on to 4 CDs, so there is an extra 2CD set available as a free bonus set only available direct from us. RANDB050 With its comprehensive, almost scholarly approach, this is a fantastic project – just what the instrumental collector/historian ordered. But it also makes for good entertainment as the sequencing of the tracks is adjusted for listening pleasure. Alan Taylor Pipeline The extensive notes include recording dates, composer, artist, original catalogue numbers and chart entry number/date. There are just so many great tunes here that at times you could be overwhelmed but you’ll be dancing and smiling so never mind. GRAEME SCOTT Blues Matters Here’s a killer compilation of swing, jazz, smoochers, mild/wild rockin’ jivers to fill any sax-loving fan with delight and every one a hit. Compiler Nick Duckett has combed the charts of Billboard, Cashbox R&B, even Pop to come up with the goods, from número uno to a humble #128. You should have no difficulty with most, if not all of the acts, tho some of the titles may be unfamiliar. With bulging booklet, amply illustrated…if you're a sax maniac, you're in hog heaven…more than well worth a listen. Tony Martin American Music Magazine/NDT
  • Here’s a selection of cracking R&B instrumentals, and scarcely a chart hit amongst them. Guitar-led rockers from the West Coast, with fiery picking and heavy blues/rock riffs from Johnny Talbot, Travis Wammack and Roy Buchanan and some early fuzzbox action from Lou Josie of the Ho-Dads. There’s Louisiana sounds from Mac “Dr. John” Rebennack and Robert Parker with Mid-West guitar grooves by Tommy Tucker, Freddy King and Little Milton. Up in New York, you’ve got B.B. King, Wild Jimmy Spruill, and King Curtis blowing out on Soul Train. Dave Lewis and The Exotics were from Seattle and there’s even a Canadian group, future comedian Tommy Chong’s Little Daddy & The Bachelors. These are the records Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Dave Davies, Jeff Beck et al were listening to in 1964. An extra 2CD set is available as a free bonus only if bought direct from us. RANDB053 Sheer eye-opening delight…Its absolute playability is amazing. There’s little need to press the skip button, just sit back and enjoy. Alan Taylor Pipeline
  • This set brings together the finest R&B instrumentals recorded between 1956 and 1957, putting the spotlight both on long-forgotten records by established artists and fabulous obscurities by long-forgotten ones! It’s a cracking compilation from start to finish: Mid-West electric blues, Southern swamp rock, spicy New Orleans rhythms, sophisticated West-Coast productions and East Coast city blues, dominated by guitarists and saxophonists but interspersed with a few organists, accordionists, pianists, harmonicists and even a unitarist. All in all, 120 mighty instrumental stompers from 1956-57, R&B-style. Glorious stuff! An extra 2CD set is available as a free bonus only if bought direct from us. RANDB054