CDs

  •  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
  • Disc One British Jazz
    1. Eddie Thompson Trio Eddification
    2. Don Rendell Jazz Six Johnny Comes Lately
    3. The Jazz Couriers Mirage
    4. Tony Crombie Ninth Man
    5. Alan Clare Trio Morning Fun
    6. Melody Maker All Stars Hark Dog
    7. Ronnie Ross Quintet The Serpent
    8. Jimmy Deuchar Sextet Jak-Jak
    9. Vic Ash Sextet Just For The Boys
    10. Don Rendell Jazz Six Tickletoe
    11. Dizzy Reece Quintet Close Up
    12. Ronnie Ross Quintet Slidin'
    13. Ken Moule's Music Fishin' The Blues
    14. Johnny Dankworth Jim and Andy's
    15. The Jazz Couriers The Serpent
    16. Jimmy Deuchar Sextet Heather Mist
    17. Tony Kinsey Quintet Autumn In Cuba
    Disc Two Jazz U.S.A
    1. Eddie Costa Quartet Guys and Dolls
    2. Art Blakey Jazz Messengers Moanin' (45rpm)
    3. Hampton Hawes There Will Never Be Another You
    4. Harold Land Quintet You Don't Know What Love Is
    5. Kenny Burrell Septet The Man I Love
    6. Mose Allison Trio The Seventh Son
    7. Lou Donaldson Quintet Blues Walk
    8. Bill Evans Trio Tenderly
    9. Cannonball Adderley Autumn Leaves
    10. Ahmad Jamal Trio Poinciana (45rpm)
    11. Miles Davis Milestones
    12. John Coltrane/Kenny Burrell Freight Trane
    13. Horace Silver Quintet Pyramid
    14. Count Basie Orchestra Lil’ Darlin’ (45rpm)
  • Disc One Commonwealth Jazz Orchestra August 30th 1965
    1. Change Of Setting
    2. Blues For Pipkins
    3. Double Stopper
    4. The Song Is You
    5. Whisper Not
    6. 100% Proof
    7. Blame It On My Youth
    8. Wives and Lovers
    9. I Never Know When To Say When
    10. What’s Blue?
    Disc Two Tubby Hayes Quartet January 25th 1965
    1. Mini Minor
    2. Con Alma
    3. Sometime Ago
    4. Souriya
    5. So What
    July 12th 1965* (low fidelity recording)
    1. Change Of Setting
    2. Alone Together
    3. Sometime Ago
    4. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
    5. Don’t Fall Off The Bridge
       
  • Disc One
    1. Satisfaction (G)
    2. I'm Alright (G)
    3. Everybody Needs Somebody (G)
    4. Pain In My Heart (G)
    5. Around And Around (G)
    6. Time Is On My Side (G)
    7. I'm Moving On (G)
    8. The Last Time (G)
    9. Satisfaction (G)
    10. I'm Alright (G)
    11. Edited Medley (G)
    12. Everybody Needs Somebody (P)
    13. Around And Around (P)
    14. Off The Hook (P)
    15. Time Is On My Side (P)
    16. Carol (P)
    17. It's All Over Now (P)
    18. Little Red Rooster (P)
    19. Route 66 (P)
    20. Everybody Needs Somebody (P)
    21. The Last Time (P)
    22. I’m Alright (P)
    23. Crawdad (P)
    24. Everybody Needs Somebody (L)
    25. Pain In My Heart (L)
    26. Around And Around (L)
    27. The Last Time (L)
    28. Little Red Rooster
    Disc Two
    1. The Last Time
    2. Little Red Rooster
    3. Everybody Needs Somebody
    4. Oh Baby
    5. Satisfaction
    6. Down The Road Apiece*
    7. Little Red Rooster*
    8. The Last Time*
    9. Play With Fire*
    10. Satisfaction*
    11. Around & Around+
    12. If You Need Me+
    13. Down The Road Apiece+
    14. Time Is On My Side+
    15. What A Shame+
    16. Everybody Needs Somebody+
    17. The Last Time+
    18. Everybody Needs Somebody+
    19. Pain In My Heart+
    20. I’m Alright+
    21. Oh Baby +
    22. That’s How Strong My Love Is+
    23. Satisfaction+
    24. Cry To Me+
    25. She Said Yeah+
    26. Get Off My Cloud+
    27. Useless Information#
    28. She Said Yeah#
    29. Get Off My Cloud#
    30. Reelin' & Rockin'
    Sound quality ranges from excellent (soundboard) to very good/poor (direct off air). CD1 comprises shows from Germany (G), Paris (P), and London (L) and is excellent quality, as are tracks 1-5 on CD2. As for the rest of CD2 tracks: Shindig* and Hullabaloo# tracks are very good; Ready Steady Go+ tracks vary from poor to very good.
    1. Jailhouse Rock
    2. Interview
    3. Paint It Black
    4. See See Rider
    5. The Same Thing
    6. Interview
    7. When I Was Young
    8. A Love Like Yours
    9. Connection
    10. If I Were A Carpenter
    11. Shake, Rattle & Roll
    12. McCullough's Rockin' Blues
    13. Yes I´m Experienced
    14. It’s All Meat
    15. San Franciscan Nights
    16. All Night Long
    17. Good Times
    18. I Get So Excited
    19. Interview
    20. San Franciscan Nights
    21. Anything
    22. Interview
    23. Monterey
    24. All Night Long
    25. Orange & Red Beams
    26. Monterey
    27. Interview
    28. It Hurts Me Too
    29. White Houses
    30. Landscape
  • Out of stock
    1. Blues For Sue (Unknown)
    2. Regrets (Pat Smythe)
    3. Down On The Nile (Unknown)
    4. Silver Serenade (Silver)
    5. Step Lightly (Golson)
    6. Blues For Three (Unknown)
    IT’S JAZZ b/c February 22, 1965, recorded February 4, - Colin Purbrook for Michael Garrick
    1. Blues Row (Howard Riley)
    2. Rendell Introduction 1
    3. Spooks (Rendell/Carr/Green)
    4. Rendell Introduction 2
    5. Hot Rod (Carr/Garrick)
    6. Rendell Introduction 3
    7. Jubal (Rendell)
    8. Rendell Introduction 4
    9. Dusk Fire (Garrick)
    JAZZ CLUB (Jazz Scene) b/c April 3, 1966, recorded March 29, - Jeff Clyne for Dave Green
    1. Birdwalk (Rendell)
    2. Lyttelton Introduction 1
    3. Webster's Mood (Garrick)
    4. Lyttelton Introduction 2
    5. Tootin' and Flutin' (Rendell)
    6. Lyttelton Introduction 3
    7. The Snows Of Yesteryear (Carr)
    8. Torrent (Garrick)
    JAZZ CLUB (Jazz Scene) b/c July 10, 1966 recorded July 4, 1966  
  • CD1 1. Unknown Title 2. Give Me That Old Time Perversion 3. You Can Be Happy 4. Judy’s Smile 5. Questions And Answers CD2 1. Themeless Improvisation 2. Chant 3. Little Red Head 4. Day of Reckoning 5. Judy’s Smile 6. Unknown Title 7. Bruce’s Departure 8. Peaceful Farewell  
  • 1. My Babe (1) 2. Got My Mojo Working (1) 3. Leave My Woman Alone 4. Good Understanding 5. Country Line Special (1) 6. Got My Mojo Working (2) 7. Hallelujah All My Blues Have Gone 8. Roll 'Em Pete (1) 9. How Long, How Long 10. Sadness Done Come 11. See See Rider (1) 12. Country Line Special (2) 13. Careless Love 14. On A Monday 15. I'm Movin' On 16. Mockingbird 17. Night Time Is The Right Time 18. Harmonica Breakdown 19. Preaching the Blues 20. I'm Ready 21. Money's Getting Cheaper 22. Country Line Special (3) 23. My Babe (2) 24. Chicago Calling 25. See See Rider (2) 26. Country Line Special (4) 27. Hey Roberta 28. Roll 'em Pete (2) Tracks 22-23 recorded 1/8/1963 BBC Manchester as part of the Pop Go The Beatles show. Tracks 24-28 recorded 2/7/1963 BBC London. All other tracks were recorded for ATV TV Show Hullabaloo. (The widely published broadcast dates for these shows are unreliable.) Sound quality: Hullabaloo – excellent, BBC Manchester – very good, BBC London – listenable.
  • Disc One 1. Speak Your Piece March 3rd 1965 Hoochie Coochie Men 2. I’m On To You Baby March 3rd 1965 Hoochie Coochie Men 3. Turn On Your Lovelight March 3rd 1965 Hoochie Coochie Men 4. Bright Lights, Big City February 28th 1964 Hoochie Coochie Men 5. The 2.19 February 28th 1964 Hoochie Coochie Men 6. Mojo Working February 28th 1964 Ensemble 7. You're Breaking My Heart March 19th 1964 Long John Baldry/Blue Flames 8. Medley April 28th 1964 Long John Baldry/ Vernon Girls 9. Backwater Blues Early 1965 Hoochie Coochie Men 10. St. James Infirmary Early 1965 Hoochie Coochie Men 11. Time's Getting Tougher Than Tough Early 1965 Hoochie Coochie Men 12. Speak Your Piece Early 1965 Hoochie Coochie Men 13. Five Long Years Early 1965 Hoochie Coochie Men 14. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You Early 1965 Hoochie Coochie Men 15. Stormy Monday Early 1965 Hoochie Coochie Men 16. (We're Gonna) Jump For Joy August 8th 1965 Ensemble with Eric Burdon 17. Lord, Remember Me August 8th 1965 Steampacket 18. It’s All Right September 28th 1965 Steampacket 19. How Long Will It Last September 28th 1965 Steampacket 20. In The Midnight Hour September 28th 1965 Steampacket 21. Going To A Go Go June 7th 1966 Steampacket 22. The Drifter June 7th 1966 Steampacket 23. Everything's Gonna Be Alright June 7th 1966 Steampacket 24. I Didn't Want to Have to Do It June 7th 1966 Steampacket Disc Two 1. Filthy McNasty Early 1965 Hoochie Coochie Men 2. Sunset Eyes Early 1965 Hoochie Coochie Men 3. She’s A Woman June 7th 1966 Brian Auger & The Trinity 4. Cuckoo January 1967 Long John Baldry/Bluesology 5. Turn On Your Lovelight January 1967 Long John Baldry/Bluesology 6. Morning Dew November 1967 Long John Baldry/Bluesology 7. Let The Heartaches Begin November 1967 Long John Baldry/Bluesology 8. Bad Luck Soul November 1967 Long John Baldry/Bluesology 9. How Sweet It Is November 1967 Long John Baldry/Bluesology 10. Mexico May 1968 Long John Baldry/Bluesology 11. Morning Of The Carnival May 1968 Long John Baldry/Bluesology 12. Janine May 1968 Long John Baldry/Bluesology 13. Better By Far August 1968 Long John Baldry/Bluesology 14. When The Sun Comes Shining Thru’ August 1968 Long John Baldry/Bluesology 15. The Drifter August 1968 Long John Baldry/Bluesology 16. Call It Stormy Monday Unknown Long John Baldry/Bluesology 17. I Can't Stand It June 5th 1965 Brian Auger & The Trinity 18. Fool Killer June 5th 1965 Brian Auger & The Trinity 19. Just Got Some Unknown Brian Auger & The Trinity 20. Rock Candy Unknown Brian Auger & The Trinity 21. Let's Do It Tonight June 5th 1965 Brian Auger & The Trinity 22. Loop De Loop June 5th 1965 Brian Auger & The Trinity
    1. Stompin’ At The Savoy
    2. But Not For Me
    3. Ow!
    4. Autumn In New York
    5. Treble Gold
    6. Lifeline
    7. Sonny Sounds
    8. Tour De Force
    9. Design for Drums
    Personnel: Les Condon, Stuart Hamer (trumpets); Alan Branscombe (alto sax); Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott (tenor sax, baritone sax); Terry Shannon (piano); Jeff Clyne (bass); Bill Eyden (drums) Add Dickie Hawdon (trumpet) track 3; Jackie Sharpe (baritone sax) track 7; Ken Wray (valve trombone) track 8 Arrangements by Jimmy Deuchar, Victor Feldman and Tubby Hayes Recorded by Bix Curtis at The Flamingo, Wardour Street, London, Sunday December 21st 1958
  • Disc One British Jazz
    1. Ronnie Scott Sextet    Pittsburgh Opener
    2. Dave Lee Trio   Salt Air
    3. Johnny Keating All Stars        Headin' North
    4. Tubby Hayes/Victor Feldman Sextet      Four
    5. Kenny Baker's Half Dozen     Act One Scene One
    6. Derek Smith    Chelsea Bridge
    7. Don Rendell Jazz Six  Star Eyes
    8. Vic Ash Plus Four            Cinders
    9. Dizzy Reece Quintet   On The Scene
    10. Tony Kinsey Quintet   Just Goofin'
    11. Jimmy Deuchar Sextet            Opus De Funk
    12. The Jazz Couriers        Cheek To Cheek
    13. Dick Heckstall-Smith Quintet     Sputnik
    14. Johnny Dankworth     Firth Of Fourths
    15. Kenny Graham's Afro Cubists            Monkey Business
    16. Melody Maker's All-Stars       Top Score
    Disc Two Jazz U.S.A
    1. Wes Montgomery        Finger Pickin'
    2. Milt Jackson       The Spirit-Feel
    3. Carl Perkins Trio         Too Close For Comfort
    4. Miles Davis     Générique
    5. Horace Silver Quintet Safari
    6. Art Blakey Percussion Ensemble        Cubano Chant
    7. Mose Allison   New Ground
    8. Ray Charles & Milt Jackson   Blue Funk
    9. Jimmy Smith Trio        Buns A Plenty
    10. Lorez Alexandria        Baltimore Oriole
    11. Charles Mingus           Celia
    12. Art Pepper       You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
    13. Barney Kessel On Green Dolphin Street
    14. Thad Jones      Mad Thad
    15. Jimmy Giuffre 3          The Train And The River
    16. John Coltrane Sextet   Blue Train
     
      1. My Generation (Pete Townshend)
      19.11.65 London Students Carnival Ball, Empire Pool, Wembley, transmitted ATV 08.12.65
      1. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere (Pete Townshend)
      2. Daddy Rolling Stone (Otis Blackwell)
      03.08.65 Shindig (ABC) Twickenham Film Studio, London
      1. Shout & Shimmy (James Brown)
      2. Man With Money (Don & Phil Everly)
      3. My Generation (Pete Townshend)
      05.11.65 Ready Steady Go! Rediffusion Studio 9, London, transmitted live
      1. So Sad About Us (Pete Townshend)
      13.09.66 BBC Saturday Club The Playhouse Theatre, London
      1. Substitute (Pete Townshend)
      2. Man With Money (Don & Phil Everly)
      3. Dancing In The Street (Gaye/Stevenson/Hunter)
      4. Barbara Ann (Fred Fassert)
      5. My Generation (Pete Townshend)
      31.03.66 ORTF Music Hall de France, Paris
      1. So Sad About Us (Pete Townshend)
      2. Happy Jack (Pete Townshend)
      3. My Generation (Pete Townshend)
      02.03.67 Beat Club The Marquee, London
      1. I’m A Boy - fragment (Pete Townshend)
      2. Substitute (Pete Townshend)
      3. My Generation (Pete Townshend)
      18.09.66 Seize Millions Des Jeunes Pier Pavilion, Felixstowe, transmitted 18.10.66
      1. C C Rider (Traditional)
      2. Baby Don’t You Do It (Holland/Dozier/Holland)
      3. My Generation (Pete Townshend)
      4. Substitute - fragment (Pete Townshend)
      09.07.66 Canadian TV CBC Take 30 Westminster Technical College, London, transmitted 06.10.66
      1. Jingle Bells (James Lord Pierpoint)
      17.12.65 Ready Steady Go! Rediffusion Studio 9, London, transmitted 24.12.65
      1. You Rang? (Townshend/Entwistle/Daltrey/Moon)
      15.03.66 BBC Saturday Club The Playhouse Theatre, London, transmitted 19.03.6
  • Disc One 1967
    1. See See Rider (Traditional)
    2. A Love Like Yours (Holland/Dozier/Holland)
    3. Shake Rattle And Roll (Jesse Stone)
    EDF, Beat Club, Bremen, Jan 21st 1967
    1. Tobacco Road (Loudermilk)
    2. Road Runner (McDaniels)
    3. See See Rider (Traditional)
    HR-TV, Beat! Beat! Beat! Offenbach, Jan 29th 1967
    1. All Night Long (The Animals)
    2. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (Mann/Weill)
    3. Gin House Blues (Traditional)
    4. When I Was Young (The Animals)
    5. House Of The Rising Sun (Traditional)
    Titan Top Radio, Palasport, Bologna June 11th 1967
    1. Good Times (The Animals)
    BBC-TV, Dee Time, London, August 17th 1967
    1. When I Was Young (The Animals)
    2. See See Rider (Traditional)
    3. All Night Long (The Animals)
    4. Tobacco Road (Loudermilk)
    5. So Long (The Animals)
    3DB Radio, Melbourne Festival Hall, April 21st 1967
    1. Story Of The Animals (The Animals)
    BBC-TV Price To Play August 12th 1968
    1. Hey Gyp (Donovan)
    Rock City, Festival Of The Flower Children, Woburn, August 27th 1967
    1. San Franciscan Nights (The Animals)
    2. Gin House Blues (Traditional)
    3. Paint It Black (Jagger/Richards)
    Monterey Pop June 16th 1967 Disc Two 1968  
    1. I’m So Excited (Hooker)
    2. My Life, Baby (The Animals)
    3. Tobacco Road (Loudermilk)
    4. Yes I Have Been Experienced (The Animals)
    5. San Franciscan Nights (The Animals)
    6. Monterey (The Animals)
    7. Paint It Black (Jagger/Richards)
    Radiohuset, Stockholm, January 18th 1968
    1. Every Day I Have The Blues (Peter Chatman)
    2. Tobacco Road (Loudermilk)
    3. Monterey (The Animals)
    4. Paint It Black (Jagger/Richards)
    Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, Berlin Bietet Beat, January 12th 1968
    1. Hey Gyp (Donovan)
    Christmas on Earth Continued, Olympia, London, December 22nd 1967
    1. When I Was Young (The Animals)
    2. House Of The Rising Sun (Traditional)
    3. San Franciscan Nights (The Animals)
    Canadian TV, Let's Go, Vancouver April 12th 1968
    1. When I Was Young (The Animals)
    2. River Deep, Mountain High (Spector/Greenwich/Barry)
    WEWS-TV, Upbeat, Cleveland, November 16th 1968      
    1. Hey Hey*
    2. Spooky But Nice*
    3. Hoochie Coochie Man
    4. Rockin'
    5. Overdrive
    6. I Need Your Loving
    7. Turn On Your Lovelight
    8. Please, Please, Please
    9. Roberta
    10. Every Day I Have The Blues
    11. I Got A Woman
    12. Blues À La King
    13. Oh Lord, Don't Let Them Drop
    14. Watermelon Man*
    15. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting*
    16. Yellow Dog Blues*
    17. Honesty*
    18. Sappho*
    19. River's Invitation*
    20. The Organiser
    21. Watermelon Man
    22. Back At The Chicken Shack
    23. Trouble In Mind
    24. The JailbirdAll tracks excellent sound quality except the previously unissued tracks marked*, which were recorded directly off air but still totally listenable.
  • Sale!

    A RHYTHM & BLUES CHRONOLOGY VOLUME TWO 1942-1944 4CD (DVD Casing)

    Original price was: £18.00.Current price is: £12.00.
    With 8 page booklet ‘You might think that when you’ve been around for a long time and love music as much as we all do at Blues Matters, that we might become a little blasé receiving CDs to review. You’d be wrong...This is a staggering project, a sheer delight...You can stick a pin in anywhere and come up with a gem of a recording. What these records will present to even the most avid R&B aficionado is a revelation... lifting the lid on a buried treasure chest of arcane recordings, all in a style decades ahead of their time... Every one of these tracks is utterly satisfying. If you’re a true R&B fan, you will not experience a finer collection this year or any other. Exhilarating, educational, historical, but above all, extremely musical, a complete evening’s unforgettable R&B entertainment...Think you know your blues history? Think again. As this has taught me, you’re never too old to learn.’ ROY BAINTON Blues Matters RANDB031 DVD style casing 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.
  • Outtakes, Stereo Versions and Album Tracks The accompanying 24-page booklet includes many rare photos and an exhaustive session discography by Claus Röhnisch. A collection for Coasters and early rock 'n' roll aficionados! The Coasters had the benefit of recording in the best studios, backed by the best musicians and produced by the top producers of their generation, Leiber and Stoller. Naturally, they were required to run through as many takes of each song as was necessary to satisfy the exacting demands of their mentors. Luckily for us, many of these alternate takes have survived. Mono was the standard recording format until the late 1960s, but many of the big selling artists also recorded alternate versions specifically for the stereo market, which was targeted to the discerning adult listener. Disc One features all the alternate stereo versions of Coasters songs that were issued at the time on album and subsequently on CD. Disc Two takes you deep into the heart of Coasters sessions with composite tracks which combine studio chatter together with the finest moments from various different takes. This disc contains several outtakes which have until now been unavailable anywhere and gives an invaluable insight into the genesis of many well-loved tracks and also into the character and working practice of the Coasters and of their producers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. R002
  • What is this glorious music we call doo-wop? It’s a style conveying naivete and young love in a way no genre did before. It’s an attitude harking back to the birth of the teenager in the 1950s. For a lot of us, it represents nostalgia for an era we may or may not have experienced. Technically, doo-wop is an amalgam of five key characteristics that are explored in the 24-page booklet that accompanies this CD and richly evidenced in the choice of recordings. This CD, the first in a set of six, covers the formative years of doo-wop, offering astonishing vocal harmonies, vibrant instrumentation and a fun collection of songs that will not fail to please the amateur while being of interest to the serious collector. Compiled and annotated by Anthony J Gribin & Matthew M Schiff, the Doctors of Doo-Wop. RANDB028 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. 24-page booklet included
  • 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
  • 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  
  • With fully illustrated 24-page booklet Late ‘62 through to mid ‘63, the Beatles’ live set and their recordings consisted mainly of cover versions of contemporary black American pop. I Saw Her Standing There and Ask Me Why were the only two band originals played at the Star Club in December 1962, and a set list from a ten-song show in April ‘63 contained only four of their own songs. Yet by the end of the year, the Fab Four were making history with their own unmistakable sound. This CD contains a mixture of songs taken from their 1963 live set and songs they recorded same year, along with other music that influenced their own compositions at this crucial time. A must for Beatles devotees and for any fan of early sixties pop. The "Beginnings”series strikes again with another spectacular collection of original recordings that in this case inspired or influenced The Beatles... the accompanying booklet has extremely thorough and welcome annotation. I applaud whomever performed the extensive research that resulted in these fascinating choices. Their other series, "How Britain Got the Blues", is every bit as good (if not better, as each set of this 4-part series is a 2-CD extravaganza of great cuts). Bravo to History of RnB Records for these releases and the outstanding music scholarship that accompanies them. William Stout R011
  • Liverpool To Hamburg 1960-1961 For the first six years of their career, the Beatles were essentially a covers band. When they were captured live on tape in two sets at the Star Club in Hamburg in December 1962, they played thirty-two songs, only two of which were their own compositions. Going into 1961, Silver Beatles sees the group broadening out their repertoire to include some of the Latin-influenced ‘uptown R&B’ numbers currently in vogue, along with more rock’n’roll, rockabilly and some gospel-style numbers. This is an excellent compilation of songs...if you have volumes one and two and enjoyed them, this one is even better. Ernie Sutton British Beatles Fan Club Magazine RANDB007
  • da DAH DAH da DAH da DAH DAH da DAH Possibly the most exciting riff in rock history; raw, dirty and totally infectious. You Really Got Me was a landmark recording: a breakthrough in sound that has echoed throughdozens of rock classics and become the blueprint for hard rock, heavy metal even, while its sloppy guitar solo pointed the way for punk rock. No rock band is an island. The Kinks started writing at one of the most exciting times in popular music, when youngsters were hungry for new and obscure discs, mixing it up, learning all the time, trying it out in their front rooms. Here is the story of You Really Got Me. CD One tells the story of this seminal record and charts its influences, some of them surprising. CD Two presents original versions of Kinks stage favourites. RANDB033
  • The Kinks emerged from the musical activities of brothers Ray and Dave Davies, born three years apart and raised in Muswell Hill, London. Their first musical incarnation was the Ray Davies Quartet, formed around 1960 with schoolmate Pete Quaife, and this line up, with various drummers, performed blues, folk and jazz at pubs and coffee houses mainly in the north London area. Guitar instrumentals, R&B and rock’n’roll songs were added to the set list as the band went through frequent name changes. This CD is a collection of the songs that were most influential on the sound of the early Kinks and is representative of the live repertoire of the band from the time immediately prior to their signing a recording contract with Pye Records in January 1964. The illustrated 24-page booklet includes essays by Doug Hinman and Nick Duckett and explains the relevance of each track to The Kinks. R008
  • 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