How Britain Got The Blues – Rockhouse: How Mods Got The Blues 2CD

How Britain Got The Blues – Rockhouse: How Mods Got The Blues 2CD


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Rhythm & Blues Records presents a new series of double CDs highlighting the 240 or so songs most frequently performed by British beat and blues artists. Volume One spotlights the pre-Beatles skiffle and folk era and ties this in to the Blues Boom group material of the late 1960s. Three further volumes concentrate on Merseybeat, the London scene and the jazz and soul sounds that influenced the mod movement. In the late 1960s, when US college youth were likely to buy anything British labelled ‘heavy’, ‘progressive’ or  ‘blues’, the brand-leaders of the British Invasion: The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Cream, Ten Years After, The Jeff Beck Group and Led Zeppelin were, without exception, born out of the American music included in this fascinating collection.

Teenagers in post-war America weren’t particularly fond of folk, blues or country and western; that was the stuff that their parents liked. Yet to some of their counterparts in ration-book Britain, this music seemed to offer messages from an intriguing culture half a world away. Lonnie Donegan’s hit album ‘King of Skiffle’ engendered a craze among British teenagers for reproducing and even recording these sounds in their suburban bedrooms or provincial youth clubs, on cheap guitars and homemade instruments. The skiffle sound spread like wildfire across the UK before its more discerning practitioners reverted, towards a more rock ‘n’ roll style, taking their fusion back to North America whence it had come, in a ‘British Invasion’.


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Rockhouse: How Mods Got The Blues

1. Rockhouse Ray Charles
2. Mashed Potatoes U.S.A. James Brown
3. One Mint Julep Sarah Vaughan
4. Lipstick Traces  Benny Spellman
5. Wade In The Water Johnny Griffin
6. Get On The Right Track Ray Charles
7. Parchman Farm Mose Allison
8. Night Train James Brown
9. Ooh Poo Pah Doo, Pt 1 Jessie Hill
10. Land Of 1000 Dances Chris Kenner
11. Come On, Pts. 1 & 2 Earl King
12. Sack Of Woe Ray Bryant Combo
13. Watermelon Man Mongo Santamaria
14. She Put The Hurt On Me Prince La La
15. The Seventh Son Mose Allison
16. Last Night The Mar-Keys
17. Sticks And Stones Ray Charles
18. Point of No Return Gene McDaniels
19. Shout and Shimmy James Brown
20. Shop Around The Miracles
21. Green Onions Booker T. & The MG’s
22. Do Re Mi Lee Dorsey
23. Work Song Oscar Brown Jr.
24. Eso Beso  Paul Anka
25. I Believe To My Soul Ray Charles
26. I Don’t Mind James Brown
27. Hitch Hike Marvin Gaye
28. Gin House Blues Nina Simone


1. The Train Kept A Rollin’ Johnny Burnette
2. I’m A Lover Not A Fighter Lazy Lester
3. I’m A Hog For You The Coasters
4. Jaguar And The Thunderbird Chuck Berry
5. She Said Yeah Larry Williams
6. You Need Love Muddy Waters
7. Mess Around Ray Charles
8. Daddy Rollin’ Stone Otis Blackwell
9. Good Morning Schoolgirl Don & Bob
10. A Certain Girl Ernie K-Doe
11. Kansas City Wilbert Harrison
12. Looking Back Johnny Guitar Watson
13. My Babe Little Walter
14. Doctor Feelgood Dr Feelgood
15. Poison Ivy The Coasters
16. Road Runner Bo Diddley
17. You Better Move On Arthur Alexander
18. Do You Love Me The Contours
19. Bring It to Jerome Bo Diddley
20. Don’t You Lie To Me Chuck Berry
21. (Night Time Is) The Right Time Ray Charles
22. Blue Monday Fats Domino
23. Rockin’ Pneumonia Huey ‘Piano’ Smith
24. A Young Man  Mose Allison
25. Little Egypt The Coasters
26. C.C. Rider Chuck Willis
27. Casting My Spell Johnny Otis
28. I Put A Spell On You Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
29. Let The Good Times Roll Louis Jordan
30. Any Day Now Chuck Jackson
31. Air Travel Ray & Bob
32. I’ve Got Love If You Want It Slim Harpo

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Weight0.125 kg