The History of Rhythm & Blues Vol 2 1942-1952 4CD 2nd edition DVD size long box

The History of Rhythm & Blues Vol 2 1942-1952 4CD 2nd edition DVD size long box


Includes fully illustrated 24page booklet.

There’s so little on this box set that I wouldn’t be overjoyed to play you… an absolutely essential purchase.
Mark Lamarr BBC Radio Two

Fellow addicts will already have many of the tracks, but purchasing them again to have them put in the context of blues development should be a joy rather than a hardship.… As a whole package, it is irresistible and should be an essential on the shopping list of all self respecting r’n’b junkies.
David Innes R2

The History of Rhythm and Blues 1942-52 is just splendid, it’s a labour of love and a work of supreme scholarship, put together by people who obviously care. From boogie men to boppers, hillbilly’s to honkers it is beautifully programmed and has polished some dusty old gems into a relevant and modern work of art. Compilations of the music of any genre from history are ten a penny these days, thrown together with little thought for anything bar profit. This is something else, something very special indeed. It realises that recorded music has a place in social history, its own mythology, a narrative and in its four discs and lovingly annotated 68 page book, it tells that story. So as well as the fabulous and joyful music, we get thoughts on the development of radio, the race laws of early 20th century America and the migration of workers, the jukebox phenomenon and even technical information about patterns in the 12 bar blues form. The compilers of this set have created a desirable object every bit as a precious as a memory, as valuable as a necklace, they are heroes of the gramophone, the record player, the cd machine. Just buy it, you won’t go far wrong.
Ian Clayton

Among a plethora of such comps…frankly, it’s probably the best of its kind. Whether you want to learn more about the genre or have been listening for years, this collection leaves others eating its dust.
Laith Al-Kaisy Record Collector

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CD One Jumpin’ from Harlem to the West Coast
1.Little John Special Lucky Millinder
2.That’s The Stuff You Gotta Watch Ella Johnson
3.Evil Gal Blues Dinah Washington
4.I Wonder Cecil Gant
5.Drifting Blues Charles Brown
6.T-Bone Boogie T-Bone Walker
7.Boogie Woogie On A Saturday Night Five Red Caps
8.The Blues Can Jump The Four Blues
9.Be-baba-leba Helen Humes
10.Caldonia Louis Jordan
11.Milton’s Boogie Roy Milton
12.The Honeydripper Joe Liggins
13.Who Threw The Whisky In The Well Lucky Millinder
14.Strange Things Happening Sister Rosetta Tharpe
15.That’s The Blues Rubberlegs Williams
16.My Gal’s A Jockey Big Joe Turner
17.House Of Blue Lights Ella Mae Morse
18.Ain’t That Just Like A Woman Louis Jordan
19.He’s A Real Gone Guy Nellie Lutcher
20.Snatch And Grab It Julia Lee
21.Chicken Shack Boogie Amos Milburn
22.Route 66 King Cole Trio
23.Please Remember Me Walter Davis
24.Get the Mop Henry “Red” Allen
25.Ooh-Pa-Pa-Dah Babs Gonzales

CD Two Guitar Boogies – Sax Screamers – Gospel Roads
1.That’s Alright Arthur Crudup
2.Baby Please Don’t Go Big Joe Williams
3.Midnight In The Barrel House Johnny Otis
4.Louie’s Guitar Boogie Jay McShann
5.Guitar Boogie Arthur Smith
6.Move It On Over Hank Williams
7.Let Me Play With Your Poodle Lightnin’ Hopkins
8.Shake That Boogie Sonny Boy Williamson
9.I Can’t Be Satisfied Muddy Waters
10.Boogie Chillen John Lee Hooker
11.You Got To Run Me Down Jazz Gillum
12.Call It Stormy Monday T-Bone Walker
13.Blues After Hours Pee Wee Crayton
14.The Twister Paul Williams
15.Deacon’s Hop Big Jay McNeely
16.The Hucklebuck Roy Milton
17.Landslide James Von Streeter
18.Pettin’ And Pokin’ Louis Jordan
19.After While Big Three Trio
20.Milky White Way Trumpeteers
21.Rough And Rocky Road Stars Of Harmony
22.Friends, Let Me Tell You About Jesus Dixiaires
23.St Louis Blues Jubalaires
24.Write Me a Letter The Ravens
25.It’s Too Soon To Know The Orioles

CD Three Have You Heard The News – There’s Good Rockin’ Tonight
1.Good Rockin’ Tonight Wynonie Harris
2.Rock And Roll Wild Bill Moore
3.Butcher Pete Roy Brown
4.Saturday Night Fish Fry Louis Jordan
5.Rock Around The Clock Hal Singer
6.Rock A While Goree Carter
7.I’m Gonna Rock Ralph Willis
8.Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee Stick McGhee
9.Cool Down Mama Lost John Hunter
10.Rocket 88 Jackie Brenston
11.How Many More Years Howlin’ Wolf
12.Booted Rosco Gordon
13.Well Oh Well Tiny Bradshaw
14.Good Morning Judge Wynonie Harris
15.My Baby Left Me Arthur Crudup
16.Eyesight To The Blind The Larks
17.Dust My Broom Elmore James
18.Two Little Girls Jimmy Witherspoon
19.Lets Rock Awhile Amos Milburn
20.Rockin’ Chair Mama Little Willie Littlefield
21.Pink Champagne Joe Liggins
22.Sixty Minute Man The Dominoes
23.Walk Right In Fluffy Hunter
24.It Ain’t The Meat The Swallows
25.Big Ten Inch Bullmoose Jackson
26.Go Go Go Treniers

CD Four Soul Train Mambo – Destination New Orleans
1.Stone Cold Dead In The Market Ella Fitzgerald
2.Fat Meat ‘n’ Greens Edgar Hayes
3.Country Boy Dave Bartholomew
4.Mardi Gras In New Orleans Professor Longhair
5.Bon Ton Roula Clarence Garlow
6.The Fat Man Fats Domino
7.Stack-A-Lee Archibald
8.Lawdy Miss Clawdy Lloyd Price
9.Goin’ Home Fats Domino
10.Mambo Boogie Johnny Otis
11.Don’t You Want A Man Like Me B.B.King
12.Chica Boo Lloyd Glenn
13.Don’t You Know I Love You? The Clovers
14.5-10-15 Hours Ruth Brown
15.Hey Little Girl Billy Wright
16.Mistrustin’ Blues Little Esther
17.Please Send Me Someone To Love Percy Mayfield
18.Everyday I Have The Blues Lowell Fulson
19.T-99 Blues Jimmy Nelson
20.Chains Of Love Big Joe Turner
21.Too Late Baby The Five Keys
22.Do Something For Me The Dominoes
23.Give Me One More Chance The Royales
24.Misery In My Heart Ray Charles
25.The Lord’s Gospel Train Mary Deloatch