Rhythm And Blues / R&B

One of the direct precursors to the mid-1950s advent of rock and roll, rhythm and blues was a hybrid of straightahead blues and the swinging rhythms of big band jazz, pared down to a more adaptable small combo format. Immensely popular alto saxophonist Louis Jordan was the driving force behind the rise of R&B, perfecting a formula combining a punchy horn section, boogie-based piano, slicing electric guitar, and a danceable rhythmic drive. Jordan's jivey vocals were the perfect complement.

During the postwar era, the race music charts were dominated by small rhythm and blues combos. In addition to Jordan, Roy Milton, Amos Milburn, T-Bone Walker, Joe Liggins and his brother Jimmy, Buddy Johnson, Pee Wee Crayton, Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino, Big Jay McNeely, and countless more specialized in what has become known as jump blues. Their incendiary musical attack opened the door to rock and roll, which in its early years retained the honking saxophones and relentless rhythms that previously defined rhythm and blues. When Clyde McPhatter, The "5" Royales, and Ray Charles added strong gospel influences during the early '50s, the seeds were planted for the eventual ascent of soul music.

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Rhythm And Blues / R&B

One of the direct precursors to the mid-1950s advent of rock and roll, rhythm and blues was a hybrid of straightahead blues and the swinging rhythms of big band jazz, pared down to a more adaptable small combo format. Immensely popular alto saxophonist Louis Jordan was the driving force behind the rise of R&B, perfecting a formula combining a punchy horn section, boogie-based piano, slicing electric guitar, and a danceable rhythmic drive. Jordan's jivey vocals were the perfect complement.

During the postwar era, the race music charts were dominated by small rhythm and blues combos. In addition to Jordan, Roy Milton, Amos Milburn, T-Bone Walker, Joe Liggins and his brother Jimmy, Buddy Johnson, Pee Wee Crayton, Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino, Big Jay McNeely, and countless more specialized in what has become known as jump blues. Their incendiary musical attack opened the door to rock and roll, which in its early years retained the honking saxophones and relentless rhythms that previously defined rhythm and blues. When Clyde McPhatter, The "5" Royales, and Ray Charles added strong gospel influences during the early '50s, the seeds were planted for the eventual ascent of soul music.

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Not In My Lifetime (CD)
Wee Willie Walker And The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra: Not In My Lifetime (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBDR110

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(Blue Dot) Wee Willie Walker's new CD, recorded with the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra
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The Songs Of Bob Dylan - May Your Song Always Be Sung Again - Various Artists  (10x7inch, 45rpm Vinyl Box. Ltd.)
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(BMG) 10 x 7inch 45RPM Singles with picture sleeves, limited, handnumbered (500) edition. factory sealed - Limited 45rpm Box (500) Elvis Presley Tomorrow Is A Long Time 5.20 TOMORROW IS A LONG TIME remains one of Dylan's most beautiful...
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Here Comes Santa Claus - 29 Swinging Chestnuts (CD)
Various - Season's Greetings: Here Comes Santa Claus - 29 Swinging Chestnuts... Art-Nr.: BCD17619

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1 CD with 24-page booklet, 29 tracks. Total playing time c. 79 min. Bear Family Records ® latest edition in the ' Seasons' CD series! Christmas with plenty of swing, jazz, rhythm & blues and light-footed pop lets you enjoy the holidays...
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Christmas ...There's Trouble Brewin' - 16 Serious Rockin' Crackers for your Christmas Hop (LP, Green Vinyl)
Various - Season's Greetings: Christmas ...There's Trouble Brewin' - 16... Art-Nr.: BAF18071

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1-LP 12inch (colored vinyl), 16 tracks. Total playing time approx. 38 min. Christmas card enclosed! On the market there are innumerable Xmas CDs with so-called R 'n' R recordings - but only Bear Family Records ® delivers such an album of...
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R&B in DC 1940-1960 - Rhythm & Blues, Doo Wop, Rockin’ Rhythm and more… (16-CD Deluxe Box Set)
Various - History: R&B in DC 1940-1960 - Rhythm & Blues, Doo Wop,... Art-Nr.: BCD17052

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Limited and numbered edition of 1,500 copies! 16-CD box set (LP-size) with 352-page hardcover book, 472 tracks. Playing time c. 20 hrs Dear Richard & Jay, I just opened the package you sent, Jay's labor of love, his Washington, DC box...
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Goody Goody Gum Drop - The Savoy Collection (LP+7inch)
Nappy Brown: Goody Goody Gum Drop - The Savoy Collection... Art-Nr.: LPSR49

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(Sleazy Records) LP plus 7inch Single (45rpm, small center) On October 12, 1929, Kathryn Culp and Sammie Lee Brown had the idea to name their first-born baby Napoleon. With such a vital beginning, little Nappy was already predestined to...
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At Last! (LP, 180g Vinyl, Colored Vinyl, Ltd.)
Etta James: At Last! (LP, 180g Vinyl, Colored Vinyl, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LP350227

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(20th Century Masterworks) 16 tracks, Album + 6 Bonus-Tracks! This masterpiece remains to this day one of the best soul/R&B albums ever. Here, Etta James was comfortable and convincing singing pop standards, as on the great title track,...
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For The Ones With The Blues (CD)
Ray Collins': For The Ones With The Blues (CD) Art-Nr.: CDBRISK008

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(Brisk) 10 tracks, digipack "The shoes I used to wear on stage caught a lot of dust. And I don't see any occasion any time soon to wear a golden tuxedo. I know there are better reasons to get the blues these days, but these already work...
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A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues - The R&B Era Vol.1 (LP)
Various: A Shot Of Rhythm & Blues - The R&B Era Vol.1 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPNEX106

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Mickey & Sylvia: The Willow Sessions (CD) Art-Nr.: CDNEM763

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(Sequel Records) 19 tracks (49:28) Willow Records sessions 1960-61 (7 unissued) with 8 page of illustrations and notes by Bill Slaven. Your starter for 10 points: Patrick Swayze's chiselled features, limpid eyes and lithe body sends...
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At Last! (LP, Picture Disc, 180g Vinyl)
Etta James: At Last! (LP, Picture Disc, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPWAX59201

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(WaxTime) 14 tracks This masterpiece remains to this day one of the best soul/R&B albums ever. Here, Etta James was comfortable and convincing singing pop standards, as on the great title track, written in 1941 and originally recorded by...
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Rhythm & Blues At The BBC 1965 (LP)
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames: Rhythm & Blues At The BBC 1965 (LP) Art-Nr.: LPRANDB66

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(Rhythm And Blues Records) 18 Tracks Georgie Fame was different. The majority of "rhythm and blues" groups followed the Stones image: scruffy hoodlums you probably wouldn't invite to tea, but his image was completely different. Georgie...
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The Complete Live Broadcasts Vol.1 (2-CD)
Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames: The Complete Live Broadcasts Vol.1 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDRANDB226

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(Rhythm And Blues Records) 64 tracks This double CD features 47 songs and 17 interviews recorded for BBC radio between 1964 and 1967, all in superb sound quality. Georgie and his Blues Flames looked more like members of the Stax/Volt...
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Satan's Funeral (CD)
Black Patti: Satan's Funeral (CD) Art-Nr.: CDRBR6011

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(Rhythm Bomb) 10 tracks In blues & gospel, the only thing between heaven and hell is Saturday evening in the wild 'juke joint' and Sunday morning in the pious house of worship. They are opposites and yet fatefully interwoven. Black Patti...
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Modernity (CD)
Various: Modernity (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKEND500

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(Ace Records) 24 tracks The CD brings together 24 sought-after tracks compiled by the Kent Dance archivists into a sweaty mod melting pot. Sought-after soul and R&B with floor fillers from Gary & Gary, The Kingsmen, Chuck Jackson, King...
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Spider In My Stew (CD)
Bob Corritore & Friends: Spider In My Stew (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSWMA18

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(Southwest Musical Arts Foundation) 14 tracks. Harmonica ace Bob Corritore throws wild blues parties and you are cordially invited to enjoy his latest. 'Spider in my Stew' is Bob's musical sequel including a fresh batch of 14 new tracks...
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Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow - Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow The Bird (7inch, 45rpm, BC)
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Latest Record Project Vol.1 (2-CD, Deluxe Edition, Casebound Book)
Van Morrison: Latest Record Project Vol.1 (2-CD, Deluxe... Art-Nr.: CDBMG538667900

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(BMG) 28 tracks, digibook with lyrics Album number 42, and then also a double album: Van Morrison is and remains one of the most release-friendly artists of our time. That the Northern Irish musician, singer and composer stands not only...
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Think Twice - Wrapped, Tied And Tangled (7inch, 45rpm, BC)
LaVern Baker & Jackie Wilson: Think Twice - Wrapped, Tied And Tangled (7inch,... Art-Nr.: REP55311

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Just For Me - The Classic 1988 Studio Album (CD)
Nappy Brown: Just For Me - The Classic 1988 Studio Album (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJSP3020

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(JSP Records) 12 tracks The classic studio album from 1988 with special guest Big Jay McNeely. Nappy Brown was blessed with an amazing voice, powerful and soulful. He took that voice, created a phenomenal performance style and went out...
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Fire It Up (LP 180g Vinyl)
Steve Cropper: Fire It Up (LP 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPPRD76431

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(Provogue) 13 tracks Nothing comes as a surprise to an artist who has been making a career in soul, blues and rock'n'roll for seven decades. But Steve Cropper gives the following to consider: In some ways, Fire It Up is the first album...
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Dance Songs For Hard Times (CD)
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band: Dance Songs For Hard Times (CD) Art-Nr.: CDFOR003

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(Family Owned Records) 11 tracks, digisleeve This Reverend preaches country blues with both feet on the ground and his hands in the dirt. The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band is the greatest porch blues band in the world. They are led by...
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I Ain't Got You - Singles Collection (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Billy Boy Arnold: I Ain't Got You - Singles Collection (LP, 180g... Art-Nr.: LPCAT187

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(Not Now Music/No Frills) 12 tracks A singer, songwriter and harmonica player in his own right, Billy Boy Arnold also played for numerous blues legends over the course of six decades, including Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, Earl Hooker, Howlin'...
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Thirteen Roses Singing In A Male World Vol.1 (LP, 180g Colored Vinyl)
Various: Thirteen Roses Singing In A Male World Vol.1... Art-Nr.: LPMR801

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(8M Records) 13 tracks Purple Vinyl releases a magnificent collection of jazz, soul and blues hits from bygone eras, recorded by leading female artists such as Dinah Washington, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and...
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Keep Movin' On (2-LP, 180g Vinyl)
Sam Cooke: Keep Movin' On (2-LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LP86271

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(Universal) 23 tracks, original artwork & essay
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