The History of Rhythm and Blues 1942-1952

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
At four discs and nearly 100 tracks, this is the second installment of Rhythm and Blues Records' ambitious history of R&B, covering the years 1942 to 1952 (the first volume, also four discs, covered 1925 to 1942). Diverse and revelatory, it shows how R&B, like most strands of America's music, is woven from several different sources. Each installment is almost a history lesson in its own right, covering country blues, spirituals, jug bands, boogie-woogie piano, ragtime, jazz, urban blues, gospel, swing, boogie, jive, and so much more. It's all pretty impressive and its difficult to imagine any set doing a better job of tracing the roots of R&B. Where else could...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
At four discs and nearly 100 tracks, this is the second installment of Rhythm and Blues Records' ambitious history of R&B, covering the years 1942 to 1952 (the first volume, also four discs, covered 1925 to 1942). Diverse and revelatory, it shows how R&B, like most strands of America's music, is woven from several different sources. Each installment is almost a history lesson in its own right, covering country blues, spirituals, jug bands, boogie-woogie piano, ragtime, jazz, urban blues, gospel, swing, boogie, jive, and so much more. It's all pretty impressive and its difficult to imagine any set doing a better job of tracing the roots of R&B. Where else could you find Louis Jordan's "Caldonia Boogie," Sister Rosetta Tharpe's "Strange Things Happening Every Day," Nat King Cole's "Route 66," Elmore James' "Dust My Broom," Muddy Waters' "I Can't Be Satisfied," Sticks McGhee's "Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee," and Ray Charles' "Misery in My Heart" all in the same package? And those sides just barely scratch the surface of what's collected here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/18/2009
  • Label: Cargo Records
  • EAN: 5065001126024
  • Catalog Number: 3

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Little John Special - Lucky Millinder (3:07)
  2. 2 That's the Stuff You Gotta Watch - Ella Johnson (3:07)
  3. 3 Evil Gal Blues - Dinah Washington (2:55)
  4. 4 I Wonder - Cecil Gant (2:42)
  5. 5 Drifting Blues @@Charles Brown & Johnny Moore's 3 Blazers (3:16)
  6. 6 T-Bone Boogie @@T-Bone Walker & Marl Young's Orchestra (3:05)
  7. 7 Boogie Woogie on a Saturday Night - Five Red Caps (2:51)
  8. 8 The Blues Can Jump - Four Blues (3:04)
  9. 9 Be-Baba-Leba - Helen Humes (2:48)
  10. 10 Caldonia Boogie - Louis Jordan (2:44)
  11. 11 Milton's Boogie - Roy Milton & His Solid Senders (2:53)
  12. 12 The Honeydripper - Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers (3:10)
  13. 13 Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well @@Lucky Millinder & Wynonie Harris (2:56)
  14. 14 Strange Things Happening Every Day - Sister Rosetta Tharpe (2:46)
  15. 15 That's the Blues @@Rubberlegs Williams & Clyde Hart All Stars (2:59)
  16. 16 My Gal's a Jockey @@Big Joe Turner (3:12)
  17. 17 House of Blue Lights @@Ella Mae Morse & Freddie Slack (2:52)
  18. 18 Ain't That Just Like a Woman - Louis Jordan (2:52)
  19. 19 He's a Real Gone Guy - Nellie Lutcher (3:01)
  20. 20 Snatch and Grab It @@Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends (2:55)
  21. 21 Chicken Shack Boogie - Amos Milburn (2:50)
  22. 22 Route 66 - Nat King Cole (3:08)
  23. 23 Please Remember Me - Walter Davis (2:46)
  24. 24 Get the Mop - Henry "Red" Allen (2:48)
  25. 25 Ooh Pa Pa Dah - Three Bips & a Bop (2:52)
Disc 2
  1. 1 That's Alright - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (2:56)
  2. 2 Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams (2:48)
  3. 3 Midnight in the Barrel House - Johnny Otis (3:09)
  4. 4 Louie's Guitar Boogie - Jay McShann (3:05)
  5. 5 Guitar Boogie - Arthur Smith (3:27)
  6. 6 Move It on Over @@Hank Williams (2:48)
  7. 7 Let Me Play with Your Poodle - Lightnin' Hopkins (2:34)
  8. 8 Shake That Boogie @@John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson (2:48)
  9. 9 I Can't Be Satisfied - Muddy Waters (2:43)
  10. 10 Boogie Chillen - John Lee Hooker (3:12)
  11. 11 You Got to Run Me Down - Jazz Gillum (2:33)
  12. 12 Call It Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker (3:03)
  13. 13 Blues After Hours - Pee Wee Crayton (3:07)
  14. 14 The Twister @@Paul Williams (2:37)
  15. 15 Deacon's Hop - Big Jay McNeely (2:51)
  16. 16 The Hucklebuck - Roy Milton (2:21)
  17. 17 Landslide - James Von Streeter (2:53)
  18. 18 Pettin' and Pokin' - Louis Jordan (2:35)
  19. 19 After While - The Big Three Trio (3:06)
  20. 20 Milky White Way - The Trumpeteers (2:35)
  21. 21 Rough and Rocky Road - The Stars of Harmony (2:23)
  22. 22 Friends, Let Me Tell You About Jesus - The Dixiaires (3:05)
  23. 23 St Louis Blues - The Jubalaires (2:18)
  24. 24 Write Me a Letter - The Ravens (2:54)
  25. 25 It's Too Soon to Know - The Orioles (2:58)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Good Rockin' Tonight - Wynonie Harris (2:46)
  2. 2 Rock and Roll - Wild Bill Moore (2:52)
  3. 3 Butcher Pete @@Roy Brown (2:28)
  4. 4 Saturday Night Fish Fry - Louis Jordan (3:03)
  5. 5 Rock Around the Clock - Hal Singer (2:57)
  6. 6 Rock a While - Goree Carter (2:44)
  7. 7 I'm Gonna Rock - Ralph Willis (2:26)
  8. 8 Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Sticks McGhee (3:17)
  9. 9 Cool Down Mama - Lost John Hunter (2:13)
  10. 10 Rocket 88 - Ike Turner (2:51)
  11. 11 How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf (2:44)
  12. 12 Booted - Rosco Gordon (3:07)
  13. 13 Well Oh Well - Tiny Bradshaw (2:42)
  14. 14 Good Morning Judge - Wynonie Harris (2:41)
  15. 15 My Baby Left Me - Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (2:32)
  16. 16 Eyesight to the Blind @@Larks (2:55)
  17. 17 Dust My Broom - Elmore James (2:49)
  18. 18 Two Little Girls - Jimmy Witherspoon (2:36)
  19. 19 Let's Rock Awhile - Amos Milburn (2:41)
  20. 20 Rockin' Chair Mama - Little Willie Littlefield (2:50)
  21. 21 Pink Champagne - Joe Liggins (3:03)
  22. 22 Sixty Minute Man @@Dominoes (2:32)
  23. 23 Walk Right In - Fluffy Hunter (2:57)
  24. 24 It Ain't the Meat @@Swallows (2:36)
  25. 25 Big Ten Inch Record @@Bullmoose Jackson (2:12)
  26. 26 Go Go Go - The Treniers (2:21)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Stone Cold Dead in the Market - Louis Jordan (2:44)
  2. 2 Fat Meat 'n' Greens - Edgar Hayes (2:32)
  3. 3 Country Boy - Dave Bartholomew (3:07)
  4. 4 Mardi Gras in New Orleans - Professor Longhair (2:54)
  5. 5 Bon Ton Roula - Clarence "Bon Ton" Garlow (3:15)
  6. 6 The Fat Man - Fats Domino (2:39)
  7. 7 Stack-A-Lee @@Archibald (2:12)
  8. 8 Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price (2:33)
  9. 9 Goin' Home - Fats Domino (2:10)
  10. 10 Mambo Boogie - Johnny Otis (2:45)
  11. 11 Don't You Want a Man Like Me - B.B. King (2:39)
  12. 12 Chica Boo - Lloyd Glenn (2:24)
  13. 13 Don't You Know I Love You? - The Clovers (3:13)
  14. 14 5-10-15 Hours - Ruth Brown (3:14)
  15. 15 Hey Little Girl - Billy Wright (2:50)
  16. 16 Mistrustin' Blues - Little Esther (3:03)
  17. 17 Please Send Me Someone to Love - Percy Mayfield (2:56)
  18. 18 Everday I Have the Blues - Lowell Fulson (2:33)
  19. 19 T-99 Blues - Jimmy Nelson (3:08)
  20. 20 Chains of Love @@Big Joe Turner (3:24)
  21. 21 Too Late Baby - The Five Keys (2:38)
  22. 22 Do Something for Me @@Dominoes (3:03)
  23. 23 Give Me One More Chance - The Royales (2:44)
  24. 24 Misery in My Heart - Ray Charles (3:06)
  25. 25 The Lord's Gospel Train - Mary Deloatch (2:58)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Memphis Slim Composer
Tampa Red Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Denis Charles Composer
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Composer
J.C. Higginbotham Composer
McKinley Morganfield Composer
Nugetre Composer
Louis Speiginer Composer
Rudy Toombs Composer
Fred Weismantel Composer
Andre de Lange Composer
Von Streeter Composer
The Sissies Composer
Traditional Composer
Nick Duckett Sleeve Notes
Jason McNeeley Composer
Williamson Composer
Steve Leggett Author
Houdini Composer
Janice McLean DeLoatch Composer
Milburn Composer
The Ram Composer
Littlefield Composer
Witherspoon Composer
Glover Composer
Gilbeaux Composer
Bradshaw Composer
Gillum Composer
liggins Composer
Millinder Composer
Powell Composer
Turner Composer
Garlow Composer
Feather Composer
Crayton Composer
Courtney Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
Alfred Composer
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