Birth of Rhythm & Blues

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All Music Guide - John Bush
While rhythm & blues has a pedigree stretching back to the dawn of the 20th century, it was only in the late '30s that smaller groups began jumping with the energy of swing and the spirit of the blues. The Birth of Rhythm & Blues, a three-disc box from Golden Stars, trawls through the subsequent decade and casts a wide net over the jazz, blues, and vocal tracks that made R&B the hot combination to watch for years to come. Of the handful of tracks necessary for a proper look at early R&B, this one has nearly all of them -- "The Honeydripper" by Joe Liggins, "Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop" by Lionel Hampton, "Caldonia" by Louis Jordan, "Harlem Nocturne" by the Johnny Otis ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
While rhythm & blues has a pedigree stretching back to the dawn of the 20th century, it was only in the late '30s that smaller groups began jumping with the energy of swing and the spirit of the blues. The Birth of Rhythm & Blues, a three-disc box from Golden Stars, trawls through the subsequent decade and casts a wide net over the jazz, blues, and vocal tracks that made R&B the hot combination to watch for years to come. Of the handful of tracks necessary for a proper look at early R&B, this one has nearly all of them -- "The Honeydripper" by Joe Liggins, "Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop" by Lionel Hampton, "Caldonia" by Louis Jordan, "Harlem Nocturne" by the Johnny Otis Band, "Call It Stormy Monday" by T-Bone Walker, "Drifting Blues" by Johnny Moore & the Three Blazers, and "Good Rockin' Tonight" by Wynonie Harris. The other inclusions in the 48-track box are barely less crucial; R&B's roots in weekend partying are apparent in dynamite songs like "Saturday Night Fish Fry" by Louis Jordan, "I Know Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well" by Bull Moose Jackson, "Chicken Shack Boogie" by Amos Milburn, and "Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee" by Stick McGhee. The box includes tracks from all manner of male artists, from shouters Harris, Jackson, Big Joe Turner to honkers Paul Williams, Big Jay McNeely, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, and it also charts the progression of female vocalists in R&B, from pioneers like Helen Humes, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dinah Washington to Nellie Lutcher, Ruth Brown, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. These discs aren't packed with music -- each would have held twice the tracks they do -- but as a wrap-up of early R&B, The Birth of Rhythm & Blues leaves little out.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/2002
  • Label: Golden Stars Holland
  • EAN: 8712177041848
  • Catalog Number: 5330

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Honeydripper (3:07)
  2. 2 Strange Things Happening Every Day (2:48)
  3. 3 Caldonia - Louis Jordan (2:36)
  4. 4 That's the Stuff You Gotta Watch - Ella Johnson (3:09)
  5. 5 Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop (3:20)
  6. 6 Harlem Nocturne (3:54)
  7. 7 Postman Blues (2:56)
  8. 8 Driftin' Blues - Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (3:13)
  9. 9 R.M. Blues - Roy Milton (2:57)
  10. 10 I Know Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well - Bull Moose Jackson (2:37)
  11. 11 Stone Cold Dead in the Market (He Had It Coming) - Louis Jordan (2:33)
  12. 12 My Gal's a Jockey - Big Joe Turner (3:12)
  13. 13 Be-Baba-Leba (2:46)
  14. 14 So Glad You're Mine (2:46)
  15. 15 Old Maid Boogie - Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (2:46)
  16. 16 He's a Real Gone Guy - Nellie Lutcher (2:58)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Jack, You're Dead! - Louis Jordan (2:34)
  2. 2 I Love You, Yes I Do - Bull Moose Jackson (3:04)
  3. 3 Good Rockin' Tonight (2:45)
  4. 4 New Orleans Blues - Johnny Moore's Three Blazers (2:59)
  5. 5 Call It Stormy Monday (3:03)
  6. 6 35-30 - Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams (3:15)
  7. 7 King Size Papa (2:41)
  8. 8 Tomorrow Night (3:06)
  9. 9 Fine Brown Frame - Nellie Lutcher (2:55)
  10. 10 Reet, Petite and Gone - Louis Jordan (2:43)
  11. 11 Long Gone, Pts. 1 & 2 - Sonny Thompson (5:35)
  12. 12 Baby, Get Lost (2:55)
  13. 13 Pretty Mama Blues - Ivory Joe Hunter (2:37)
  14. 14 Chicken Shack Boogie (2:50)
  15. 15 Send for Me If You Need Me - The Ravens (2:48)
  16. 16 Long About Midnight - Roy Brown (2:58)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere - Laurie Tate (3:02)
  2. 2 Teardrops from My Eyes - Ruth Brown (2:52)
  3. 3 Saturday Night Fish Fry - Louis Jordan (5:24)
  4. 4 It's Too Soon to Know (2:58)
  5. 5 Deacon's Hop (3:19)
  6. 6 I'm Just a Fool in Love (3:24)
  7. 7 Pink Champagne - Joe Liggins (3:56)
  8. 8 Gotta Find My Baby - The Ravens (2:16)
  9. 9 I Wanna Be Loved (2:41)
  10. 10 Let's Jump Tonight - Chuck Willis (2:19)
  11. 11 Cornbread - Hal Singer (2:56)
  12. 12 Up Above My Head (2:30)
  13. 13 Danny Boy (3:12)
  14. 14 Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Sticks McGhee (3:15)
  15. 15 Mardi Gras in New Orleans - Professor Longhair (2:52)
  16. 16 So Long - Ruth Brown (2:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roy Brown Track Performer
Wynonie Harris Track Performer
Ivory Joe Hunter Track Performer
Bull Moose Jackson Track Performer
Lonnie Johnson Track Performer
Amos Milburn Track Performer
Roy Milton Track Performer
Big Joe Turner Track Performer
Al Hibbler Track Performer
Joe Liggins Track Performer
Chuck Willis Track Performer
Ruth Brown Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald Track Performer
Helen Humes Track Performer
Louis Jordan Track Performer
Big Jay McNeely Track Performer
Dinah Washington Track Performer
Buddy Johnson Track Performer
Hal Singer Track Performer
Nellie Lutcher Track Performer
Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams Track Performer
Ella Johnson Track Performer
The Ravens Track Performer
Sonny Thompson Track Performer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Track Performer
Professor Longhair Track Performer
Sticks McGhee Track Performer
Joe Morris Track Performer
The Orioles Track Performer
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Track Performer
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Track Performer
Lionel Hampton & His Orchestra Track Performer
Julia Lee & Her Boy Friends Track Performer
Laurie Tate Track Performer
The Bill Doggett Octet Track Performer
T-Bone Walker Jr. Track Performer
Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers Track Performer
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers Track Performer
Johnny Otis Band Track Performer
Technical Credits
Charles Brown Composer
Roy Brown Composer
Ivory Joe Hunter Composer
Bull Moose Jackson Composer
Amos Milburn Composer
Roy Milton Composer
Joe Liggins Composer
Leonard Feather Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
Louis Jordan Composer
Russ Morgan Composer
Tab Smith Composer
Dinah Washington Composer
Buddy Johnson Composer
Hal Singer Composer
Joe Turner Composer
Nellie Lutcher Composer
Jimmy Ricks Composer
T-Bone Walker Composer
Wilmoth Houdini Composer
Howard Biggs Composer
Walter Bishop Sr. Composer
Roy Byrd Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Composer
Henry Glover Composer
Johnny Green Composer
Curley Hamner Composer
Edward Heyman Composer
Sticks McGhee Composer
Joe Morris Composer
Teddy Reig Composer
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Composer
Rudy Toombs Composer
Paul Vance Composer
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson Composer
J. Mayo Williams Composer
Bill Sanford Composer
Johnny Gomez Composer
Cecil McNeely Composer
Sam Coslow Composer
Fleecie Moore Composer
Guy Wood Composer
Lora Lee Composer
Eddie Seiler Composer
Laurie Tate Composer
Guadalupe Cartiero Composer
Deborah Chessler Composer
Lola Anne Cullum Composer
A. Jackson Composer
Sally Nix Composer
Will Grosz Composer
Elian Cover Design
Billy Rose Composer
Remus Harris Composer
Irving Melsher Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly Composer
Richard Miles Composer
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