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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.


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


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Disc One
1. Let’s Go Smitty Floyd Dixon
2. Mumblin’ Guitar Bo Diddley
3. Real Gone Jam Tommy Ridgley
4. Knocked Out The Gondoliers
5. Pacoima Stomp The Carter Bros
6. Cutting Out Gus Jenkins
7. Hot Cross Buns Paul Gayten
8. Chunk-A-Lunk Jug (Pt. 1) Mary Lou Williams
9. Chunk-A-Lunk Jug (Pt. 2) Mary Lou Williams
10. Mashed Potatoes James Brown
11. Mashed Potatoes (Pt. 2) Nat Kendrick
12. Yum Yum The Swinging Earls
13. Sweet Meats Garland Davis
14. Perdido Street Herb Hardesty
15. Storm Warning Mac Rebennack
16. Royal Earl Shuffle Royal Earl
17. Boney Shuffle Spot Barnett
18. Soul Groove (Pt. 1) King Curtis
19. Soul Groove (Pt. 2) King Curtis
20. Rock Alley Lefty Bates
21. Can’t Sit Down The Bim Bam Boos
22. Boogie Cha Cha Sam Price
23. Cozy’s Mambo Cozy Cole
24. Live It Up Ernie Freeman
25. Talk To Me Baby Doc Starkes
26. Down Yonder Buddy Johnson
27. Swingin’ Peter Gunn (Pt. 1) Jimmy Nolen Swingin’
28. Peter Gunn (Pt. 2) Jimmy Nolen
29. Zeen Beat Gene Redd

Disc Two
1. Steppin’ Out Memphis Slim
2. The Madison Shuffle Buster Brown
3. Voodoo Cha Cha The Carter Bros
4. Night Ridin’ Doc Starkes
5. Slim’s Thing Willie Dixon/ Memphis Slim
6. Ho Ho Ike Turner
7. Wolf In The Mood Howlin’ Wolf Swingin’
8. The Gate Gatemouth’ Brown
9. Blue On Blue Chuck Berry
10. Bobby’s Rock Elmore James
11. Harmonica Rock Little Boyd
12. Diddling Bo Diddley
13. Spanky Gus Jenkins
14. Talkin’ Guitar (Pt. 2) Royal Earl
15. Let It Roll (Pt. 1) Cliff Davis
16. Let It Roll (Pt. 2) Cliff Davis
17. Blues After Hours Jimmy Nolen
18. E N A Lefty Bates
19. A-Minor Cha-Cha (Eddie) Clear Waters
20. Steady Jerry McCain
21. Cool And Crazy Nick & The Jaguars
22. Night Sounds Ernie Freeman
23. Beatin’ and Blowin’ Herb Hardesty
24. Honky Tonk Caboose Sammy Price
25. Rollin’ Home Louis Brooks
26. Backwards (Pt. 1) Bill Doggett
27. Backwards(Pt. 2) Bill Doggett
28. Sputnik Music Harmonica George
29. Midnight Jump Walter J. Westbrook
30. The Hunch Paul Gayten

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Weight0.125 kg