The History of Rhythm & Blues Vol 3 1952-1957 4CD

The History of Rhythm & Blues Vol 3 1952-1957 4CD


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Includes fully illustrated 24page booklet.

Well what a set this one is… it is not JUST the music that makes it so valuable (I nearly wrote important)…The 68 page booklet (fully illustrated with labels, photos and billboards) is an exemplar of how these things should be done. Each individual track comes with a textual analysis and full recording details…The wealth of information presented is both impressive and delightful. Impressive because of the volume of research that must have been undertaken to produce the text and delightful because of the fascinating information delivered to the reader, particularly in the context of the sequencing of the tracks…there is more information here than will often be found in some books purporting to discuss the genre.
Ian McKenzie Blues & Rhythm

Breathtaking collection of vintage greats…brilliantly packaged with a detailed 68-page booklet, it’s hard to think of a music fan who wouldn’t want this in their collection.
Terry Staunton Record Collector

Hugely entertaining…ease back and luxuriate in the warm flow of mostly black sounds.
Geoff Brown Mojo

A multi-genre, colour-blind, cross-label and highly inclusive collection… delivers a history lesson with a helluva backbeat… Essential music by any measure, in a box set which does it justice and best of all, it rocks like a mother.


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CD1. Blues In The City
1.Feelin Good Little Junior Parker 2.Mystery Train Elvis Presley 3.Red Hot Billy Emerson 4.Baby Let’s Play House Arthur Gunther 5.Tiger Man Rufus Thomas 6.Honey Don’t Carl Perkins 7.If Lovin’ Is Believing Billy Emerson 8.3 O’Clock Blues B.B. King 9.Sad Hours Little Walter 10.Evil Howlin’ Wolf 11.Just Can’t Stay Willie Nix 12.Five Long Years Eddie Boyd 13.I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man Muddy Waters 14.Reconsider Baby Lowell Fulsom 15.I Don’t Know Willie Mabon 16.She’s Fine, She’s Mine Bo Diddley 17.I Ain’t Got you Billy Boy Arnold 18.Dimples John Lee Hooker 19.Don’t Start Me To Talkin’ Sonny Boy Williamson 20.Pretty Thing Bo Diddley 21.Smokestack Lightnin’ Howlin’ Wolf 22.Got My Mojo Working Ann Cole 23.Walking By Myself Jimmy Rogers 24.I Got Love If You Want It Slim Harpo 25.The Sun Is Shining Jimmy Reed 26.No More Nights By Myself Sonny Boy Williamson

CD 2. Rockin’ The House
1.K.C.Loving Little Willie Littlefield 2.Easy, Easy Baby Varetta Dillard 3.Rock The Joint Bill Haley & The Comets 4.Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean Ruth Brown 5.Hound Dog Big Mama Thornton 6.Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On Big Maybelle 7.Shake, Baby, Shake Champion Jack Dupree 8.Shake, Rattle And Roll Big Joe Turner 9.You Know Yeah! Pee Wee Crayton 10.Space Guitar Young John Watson 11.Crazy Lover Richard Berry 12.Tipitina Professor Longhair 13.Ain’t It A Shame Fats Domino 14.I Hear You Knocking Smiley Lewis 15.I’m Wise Eddie Bo 16.Tutti Frutti Little Richard 17.See You Later, Alligator Bobby Charles 18.Mellow Saxophone Roy Montrell 19.Lucille Little Richard 20.Blue Monday Fats Domino 21.Ain’t Got No Home Clarence “Frogman” Henry 22.Maybellene Chuck Berry 23.Honky Tonk Part 1 Bill Doggett 24.I Put A Spell On You Screamin’ Jay Hawkins 25.No Good Lover Mickey & Sylvia 26.Brown-Eyed Handsome Man Chuck Berry 27.Little Bitty Pretty One Bobby Day 28.King Kong Big “T” Tyler 29.Susie Q Dale Hawkins

CD 3. Street Corner Sounds
1.One Mint Julep The Clovers 2.Have Mercy Baby The Dominoes 3.Money Honey The Drifters 4.Baby Please The Moonglows 5.Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash Big John & The Buzzards 6.Can’t Do Sixty No More The Du Droppers 7.Work With Me Annie Hank Ballard & The Midnighters 8.Baby, Don’t Do It The Five Royales 9.Straight Street The Pilgrim Travelers 10.Ruby Baby The Drifters 11.Play It Cool The Spaniels 12.W-P-L-J The Four Deuces 13.Be Bop Baby The Peacheroos 14.Choo Choo The Cardinals 15.Rollin’ Stone The Marigolds 16.Oop Shoop The Queens 17.Hearts Of Stone The Jewels 18.Buick ’59 The Medallions 19.Mardi Gras Mambo The Hawkettes 20.Nite Owl Tony Allen 21.Goodnight My Love Jesse Belvin 22.The Way You Dog Me The Diablos 23.The Woo Woo Train The Valentines 24.Riot In Cell Block No. 9 The Robins 25.Down In Mexico The Coasters 26.Gee The Crows 27.Sh-Boom The Chords

CD 4. This Soul’s On Fire
1.Blackjack Ray Charles 2.Daddy Rollin’ Stone Otis Blackwell 3.Need Your Love So Bad Little Willie John 4.Woman Etta James 5.Is It Really You? Nappy Brown 6.Candy Big Maybelle 7.I’ll Drown In My Tears Lula Reed 8.One Room Country Shack Mercy Dee Walton 9.After Hour Joint Jimmy Coe 10.Night Train Jimmy Forrest 11.Aged & Mellow Little Esther 12.Whiskey & Gin Johnnie Ray 13.Feelin’ Sad Guitar Slim 14.Oh Lord, Stand By Me Five Blind Boys Of Alabama 15.It Must Be Jesus Southern Tones 16.I’ve Got A Woman Ray Charles 17.Too Close To Heaven Alex Bradford 18.It Won’t Be Very Long The Soul Stirrers 19.Consider Me Mahalia Jackson 20.I’m All Alone Solomon Burke 21.Soul On Fire LaVern Baker 22.Don’t Cry Baby Jimmy Scott 23.Pledging My Love Johnny Ace 24.Fever Little Willie John 25.Just Because Lloyd Price 26.Hallelujah I Love Her So Ray Charles 27.Please, Please, Please James Brown