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!


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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Disc One
1. Sen-Sa-Shun Freddy King
2. Cha Cha Cha Blues Phil Upchurch
3. This Morning Albert King
4. Rockin’ Wild Earl Hooker
5. Nothing But Good Reggie Boyd
6. Congo Bo Diddley
7. Sack O’ Woe The Mar-Keys
8. Comin’ Home Baby Herbie Mann
9. Wash Board The Poor Boys
10. Trackdown Twist Ike Turner
11. Moo Moo Al Tousan
12. El Paso Rock Long John Hunter
13. Caravan The Red Tops
14. Showdown Nat Kendrick
15. Cross Firing James Brown
16. Mashing The Popeye B.B. King
17. Freddy The Freeloader Cleanhead Cootsie
18. Do The Camel Walk Magic Sam
19. Slow Freight (Pt. 1) Bill Elliot Combo
20. Slow Freight (Pt. 2) Bill Elliot Combo
21. Off The Road Gus Jenkins
22. Congolese Tip Renaldo Jackson
23. The Push Hank Marr
24. Rowdy Dowdy Googie Rene
25. Weird Albert & Charles
26. Truly Eldee Young
27. Cooter Bug Dave Hamilton
28. Feedbag Mac Rebennack
29. Black Cherry Spot Barnett

Disc Two
1. Dyna Flow Albert King
2. Rockin’ With The Kid Earl Hooker
3. Let’s Rock Johnny Otis
4. Good Times Mac Rebennack
5. The Stumble Freddy King
6. Blue Carnegie Jimmy Reed
7. Rattlesnake Boogie Jack Dupree
8. The Hawk Freddy Robinson
9. Big Bo’s Twist Big Bo Thomas
10. Red River Shuffle Haze Hart
11. Ram Bunk Shush Hank Marr
12. Don’t Touch B.B. King
13. Why Don’t You Do Right Herbie Mann
14. Hangout (Pt.1) Sonny Thompson
15. Hangout (Pt.2) Sonny Thompson
16. You Can’t Sit Down (Pt.1) Bill Doggett
17. You Can’t Sit Down (Pt.2) Bill Doggett
18. Get It The Parkays
19. Watusi Freeze (Pt.1) Big Walter
20. Watusi Freeze (Pt.2) Big Walter
21. The Chicken Twist Herb Hardesty
22. Lonesome Harmonica Ace Holder
23. The Squat Big Jay McNeely
24. Night Walk Jimmy Forrest
25. Midnight Shuffle Jump Jackson
26. Jamil (Pt.1) Daddy Goodloe
27. Jamil (Pt.2) Daddy Goodloe
28. Way Down Home Blues Elliott Shavers
29. Night With Daddy G (Pt.1) The Church Street Five
30. Night With Daddy G (Pt.2) The Church Street Five

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Weight0.125 kg