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Retro Rhythm And Blues (R&B) - Jump Blues - Blues Bopper

Retro Rhythm And Blues (R&B) - Jump Blues - Blues Bopper

The Category

The category presents Retro Rhythm 'n' Blues, Jump Blues and Blues Boppers on CDs as albums and vinyl records as LPs or 45rpm singles. This ain't just revival, it's retro R&B - There's barely a category existing that comes close to the versatility of this present one. The bands of these genres proof it! Retro Rhythm & Blues has almost nothing to do with what's called R&B nowadays as it describes only today's music made by Afro-American people.

Roots

Afro-American music used to be called 'Race Music' since the times of pre-World War II up to the 1960s when segregation slowly dismantled. The original Rhythm & Blues music took of course the biggest part in 'Race Music' of the mid-1940s to mid-1960s followed by Soul music. The original R&B is another timeless music stream to be found on CD albums and vinyl records such as LPs in Bear Family's catalogue. When we speak of retro Rhythm & Blues, also Blues Bopper and Jump Blues revived, one could mention original stars from the old times that still rock the stages like André Williams and Big Jay McNeely. But this category concentrates upon CDs and vinyl LPs by real retro bands and artists. On the other hand it's interesting that most of the bands within these retro genres are more crossover than in other genres. Based on traditional American roots there are plenty of bands from around the globe with many different influences that explain the variety crossover styles within retro Rhythm & Blues. You can find them all in the Bear Family catalogue.  

Retro Rhythm And Blues

This huge retro category of CDs and vinyl records makes one think of Chicago and Alligator Records. Bands like Little Charlie & The Night Cats and Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters, who rather play a more rockin' Rhythm & Blues style with parts of earthy Downhome Blues. Then we have our cuties Gizzelle and Candye Kane, both from the Los Angeles area, with their powerful voices! Powerful even on LP and CD! Or think of Texas: Nick Curran, originally from Maine who used to live in Austin. Nick was a tremendous guitarist with a real authentic sound and the so-called 'black' feeling playing and rockin' Jump R&B and Rock'n'Roll in its entire 'black' style. He's unforgettable as well as Candye Kane - both died way too early! The Fabulous Thunderbirds are also from Austin, Texas and there is George Thorogood & The Destroyers! Both bands act not far from Blues Rock but can still be filed under Retro R&B.

Retro Rhythm And Blues in Europe

Interesting bands and artists hail from various corners out of Europe's countries. In the veigns of authentic 40s and 50s R&B, Swing-Jive and Jump Blues act for example Big Boy Bloater from England or old Rolling Stone Bill Wyman with His Rhythm Kings and of course TV master Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. There's The Royal Rhythmaires and Ray Gelato from Italy, Ray Collins' Hot-Club und Hot Boogie Chillen from Germany, and of course The Big Town Playboys feat. Mike Sanchez from England. Crossing over into Swing, Soul and Rock'n'Roll is very much in common, just like Sugar Ray Ford, The Big 6 and the great Stargazers who perform jivin' Rhythm & Blues within their Rock'n'Roll repertoire!

   
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Colin James: & The Little Big Band III
Art-Nr.: CDMR6460
 

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In 1993 he recorded his first 'Little Big Band' album, followed by Vol.2 in 1998. Colin's continuing the series with this fine set of r&b favorites, recorded with some of the finest players available. Without producing pale copies, Colin has breathed new life...

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Roy Thompson & The Mellow Kings: 20 Days (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSTAG072
 

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(2014/Stag-O-Lee) 15 tracks - Roy Thompson's first 'Stag-O-Lee' album featuring five own songs plus great cover song material! Top Rhythm 'n' Blues stuff!

$17.23 *

Various: 45's Are Gone Again - Rollin' Sampler, Vol.2
Art-Nr.: CDRR021
 

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(2014/Rollin') 20 tracks (59:29), fantastic retrospective about the UK based Rollin' label! Blues Boppers, R&B, British Rock & Roll and Rockabilly - you find everything on this fine compilation! Volume 1 (CDRR016) still available! A+ and highly recommended!

$18.31 *

Various: 45s Are Go - 20 Rocket Fuelled 45s...plus
Art-Nr.: CDRR016
 

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(2011/ROLLIN') 24 tracks (72:15) fantastic label compilation of tuff Rockabilly, frantic Instros and killer Blues-Boppers!*****

$18.31 *

The Jive Romeros: 6-5 Jive
Art-Nr.: CDFT096
 

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(2010/FOOT TAPPING) 13 tracks (37:34) digipac

$17.23 *

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The Big Jamboree: A Night Of Jump Blues (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDET6083
 

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(2017/El Toro) 12 Tracks - Very authentic Rhythm 'n' Blues! Jumps!

$17.23 *

Dr. Will: Addicted To Trouble (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSPR091
 

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(2017/Solid Pack records) 12 Tracks - Fantastic production! Real dirty up-to-date Blues Rock with some Rock'n'Roll and roots in it! MM/Bear Family Records

$20.47 *

REVOLUTIONAIRES: All Revved Up
Art-Nr.: CDREVS002
 

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Hammertruppe aus England. Beim 2007er Summer Jamboree des 'Panhandle Rebs' Rock & Roll Clubs lösten sich bei ihrem Gig die Zeltstangen und das Bier ging aus. Rocks!sk

$20.47 *

Mike Sanchez & Imelda May: Almost Grown - Featuring Imelda May (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDDOOPIN04
 

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(2012/Doopin') 14 Tracks - Previously unreleased sessions recorded in 2004 featuring Imelda May's tremendous vocals! Fantastic R&B and Rock'n'Roll stuff! Gatefold digipack!

$18.31 *

BALLROOM KINGS: Angela (2012)
Art-Nr.: CDBK01
 

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(2012/BK) 11 tracks, 9-piece Jump Blues outfit from Sicily, Italy!! Dynamic authentic Rhythm & Blues at it's best! A top spin is 'Loving Advice' sung by Camilla Belmonte!!

$17.23 *

Little Steve & The Big Beat: Another Man (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCE68
 

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(2016/Continental Record Services) 11 Tracks - Digipack - Little Steve & the Big Beat are a high-energy Rhythm & Blues outfit! Fiery guitar playing and strong vocals on top of a solid rhythm section while the horns add a groove that will get your hands clapping and...

$20.47 *

The Kokomo Kings: Artificial Natural (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRBR5857
 

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(2016/Rhythm Bomb) 10 Tracks (32:05) Digisleeve. Reissue of their 2013 Crimetone Album by popular demand!  -   Stompin' Blues Boppers!  This sound knocks you out! This is R&B as it should be - Groovy! MM/Bear Family Records

$16.15 *

Kokomo Kings: Artificial Natural (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDGTR03
 

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(2013/Grime-Tone) 10 tracks, Killer Blues Bopper album from Sweden feat. Harmonica Sam and members of the Western Toneflyers! These guys have the hell of a groove and will blow hats, wigs or whatever you have on your heads off! A+ Five Star release all the way!

$17.23 *

Mike Sanchez: Babes And Buicks (& Beat From Palookaville)
Art-Nr.: CDDOOPIN03
 

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Killer r&b, jump blues, and big band stompers from the British piano rocker. Once again, he's backed by a Swedish all-star combo, The Beat From Palookaville (ex-Knock-Out Greg & Blue Weather). Great stylish artwork with Cadillacs, and pin-up girls. Super. - Digipak....

$18.09 *

The Starjays: Bang! It's The Starjays (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRBR5828
 

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(2016/Rhythm Bomb) 14 tracks - Killer debuet by the Starjays featuring old school Rhythm 'n' Blues stuff mixed with 1950s Rock 'n' Roll! All songs except two, are written by Roy Kay, who is the leader of the band and who is already known as the mastermind of the 'Roy...

$15.66 *

Barcelona Big Blues Band & Agusti Burriel: Barcelona Big Blues Band & Agusti Burriel
Art-Nr.: CDSR1933
 

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(2015/Sleazy) Rhythm'n'Blues 5-tracker, featuring Agusti Buriel, who already worked wit many artist of the 1950s scene. Tommy Hunt, Norman Fox, Chaarlie Thompson, The Velvet Candles to name just a few!

$9.67 *

Barcelona Big Blues Band & Drew Davies: Barcelona Big Blues Band & Drew Davies (CD-EP)
Art-Nr.: CDSR2034
 

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(2015/Sleazy) 5 tracks, recorded together with the sax-man of Mike Sanchez!

$10.75 *

Barcelona Big Blues Band & Myriam Swanson: Barcelona Big Blues Band & Myriam Swanson
Art-Nr.: CDSR2337
 

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(2015/Sleazy) The Barcelona Big Blues Band, featuring Myriam Swanson with five tremendous interpretations of Rhythm'n'Blues classics!

$9.67 *

Barrence Whitfield: Barrence Whitfield & The Savages...plus
Art-Nr.: CDCHD1288
 

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With their wild blend of New Orleans r&b, blues, and black rock'n'roll performed with punk energy, this band from Boston produced a lot of rumor during the mid-eighties. Ace Records of London now have re-issued this legendary first album - plus 10(!) previously...

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King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys: Better Beware! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBEAR35
 

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(1991/Big Bear) 15 Tracks - Legendary follow up album!

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King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys: Better Beware! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDESS259
 

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(1994/Big Bear) 15 tracks, reissue on CD of the 1991 vinyl album!

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BIG BOY BLOATER AND THE LIMITS: Big Boy Bloater & The Limits
Art-Nr.: CDAZAN096
 

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(2011/AZAN) 11 tracks (31:46) feat.Imelda May.

$17.23 *

Big Rude Jake: Big Rude Jake (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRR8672
 

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(1999/Roadrunner) 11 tracks - Big Rude Jake Hiebert is a lyricist, songwriter, singer, musician, bandleader and history buff with a diverse array of influences. Noted for his skill as a blues shouter and raconteur, Big Rude Jake Hiebert is especially drawn to the...

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Bill Wyman & The Rhythm Kings: Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings - Live (CD, Cut-Out)
Art-Nr.: CD0615162
 

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(2006/Fuel 2000) 17 Tracks - Cut-out means a small hole inside the barcode only - Featuring Albert Lee & Mike Sanchez! Rockin' Live Trax!

$10.75 *

Sugar Ray's Flying Fortress: Bim Bam Baby (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHD627
 

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(1996/Ace) 12 tracks

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The Jive Romeros: Bim Bam! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRAU098
 

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(RAUCOUS) 13 tracks

$17.23 *

Horst With No Name Orchestra: Black Souls In Blue Jeans (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDPART6103004
 

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(2017/Part Records) 14 Tracks - Germany's biggest 2-piece orchestra! Tight and tough sound mix out of Blues, Beat'n' Billy! Give it a great big listen! MM/Bear Family Records

$17.23 *

Janiva Magness: Blue Again (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBER1045
 

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(2017/Blue Elan) 6 Tracks (23:33) - Ecopack - It's the sixth collaboration with four-time Grammy nominated producer Dave Darling (Glen Campbell, Brian Setzer) whose instincts compel Magness to tap her deepest creative powers and lead her songs to unpredictable...

$12.91 *

Mike Sanchez: Blue Boy (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMS003
 

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Britain's best R&B singer, 1950s style. The ex-leader of the Big Town Playboys is recently touring with Bill Wyman. This album is pure fun, the perfect party record with a fabulous horn section and great guitar from Andy Sylvester.

$17.23 *

King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys: Blues & Rhythm Revue With Special Guests Vol.1 (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDESS270
 

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(1995/Big Bear Records) 13 Songs featuring Charles Brown, Val Wiseman and Howard McCrary!

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The Jive Aces: Bolt From The Blue (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRIGHT023
 

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(2004/Right Recordings) 15 Tracks - Crazy Jumpin' Jivin' Rhythm'n'Blues!

$17.23 *

LITTLE VICTOR: Boogie All Night
Art-Nr.: CDET6048
 

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He produced and played on Louisiana Red's much praised 'Back To The Black Bayou' album; these recordings were made in Phoenix, AZ, and it took about five years to see them released. Little Victor loves what he calls 'Sun Records Blues', the blues produced by Sam...

$17.23 *

JUKE JOINT PIMPS: Boogie Pimps (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDVR86
 

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(2015/Voodoo Rhythm Records) 14 tracks.

$18.31 *

OL' BRY: Boppin' n' Shakin'
Art-Nr.: CDRPR35
 

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(2014/Rock Paradise)13 tracks, the second album by the Ol' Bry, Rock & Roll and Rockabilly with a Rhythm Blues touch! 11 tracks are self-penned - highly recommended!

$17.23 *

RHYTHM WHEEL COMBO: Born To Live The Blues (2014)
Art-Nr.: CDRR717
 

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(2014/Rydell) 14 tracks, solid female Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll! Recommended!

$17.23 *

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Doug MacLeod: Break The Chain (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRR141
 

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(2017/Reference) 12 Tracks - Very authentic new album the traditional way! Great sound with a warm sounding upright bass!

$19.39 *

Five In Love: Brothers In Jive (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD669902
 

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​(2004/EMI Capitol) 15 Tracks - Fantastic retro Jive and swinging Rhythm & Blues!

$20.47 *

The Jive Romeros: Build Up (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRAU175
 

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(2005/Raucous) 14 Tracks with Howard Raucous' Jive sensation! Digipack!

$10.75 *

Dave Taylor: Cadillacs & Moonlight (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDM705
 

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​(1997/Midnight Rock Records) 18 Tracks - Anthology 1975-1996!

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Grits'n Gravy: Cat Lee King vs Mighty Mike Omb
Art-Nr.: CDSTAG038
 

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(2013/Stag-O-Lee) 8 tracks (23:22) digisleeve. Rough Rhythm & Blues combo sounds! A+ release! Debut release by the brandnew two-piece Grits`N Gravy. The title of the album is Cat Lee King vs. Mighty Mike OMB! You might have seen Mighty Mike doing his...

$15.07 *

The Beat From Palookaville: Come Get Ur Lovin'
Art-Nr.: CDSR2640
 

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(2016/Sleazy) 14 tracks - After lightyears and 'Numero Uno'  the second album of 'The Beat From Palookaville' again with a sizzling mixture of deep 1950s Rhythm'n'Blues with early 1960s Ska elements! Featured artists on this album are James King, Mike Sanchez,...

$17.23 *

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The Sirocco Brothers: Come On In (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRR025
 

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(2017/Rollin') 16 tracks (46:32) booklet including all lyrics.  - Killer album! Jully, 2017 Number one on playlist at our office - a must have for fans of Charlie Feathers, scary tales and a little boppin' at midnight!*****(Bear Family Records)

$17.23 *

Ray Collins' Hot Club: Cutting Out
Art-Nr.: CDBRISK04
 

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(2014/Brisk) 13 tracks.

$17.00 *

Nico Duportal & His Rhythm Dudes: Dealing With My Blues (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRBR5844
 

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(2016/Rhythm Bomb) 13 tracks  - Digipack  - Nico Duportal's newest R&B wave with mostly self written songs the band was never that versatile! This is real R&B as it should be! MM/Bear Family Records

$16.15 *

TJ Mayes: Dig It Up! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDWILD69993
 

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(2017/Wild Records) 12 Tracks - Ecopack - Another big smash by Wild Records out of Hollywood! This is a MUST listen to! Check out the soundfiles!

$18.31 *

Barrence Whitfield: Dig Thy Savage Soul
Art-Nr.: CDBS208
 

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2013 'Bloodshot Records', 35:23/12.​

$10.75 *

Nick Curran & The Nitelifes: Doctor Velvet
Art-Nr.: CDBP5081
 

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(2002 'Blind Pig') (42:09/13) Derzeit gibt es in der US-Szene wohl niemanden, der authentisch wie er den Blues- und R&B-Sound der späten 40er/frühen 50er Jahre reproduziert. Wie schon die beiden Vorgänger, so sprüht auch das neue Album vor Spielfreude und...

$18.09 *

DOLLAR BILL: Dollar Bill And His One Man Band - CD Single
Art-Nr.: CDRRS017
 

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(2010/Rollin') 2 great, primitive oldschool bluesboppers -

$7.02 *

T.Bo & The B.Boppers: Endless Night
Art-Nr.: CDCTR117
 

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(2015/Crazy Times) 12 tracks, debut album of T.Bo & The B.Boppers - jeez Louise - no fillers, only killers! A mixture of 50s R&B, like Billy Gayles, Guitar Slim and Ike Turner used to play, 60s Country Boppers and the Blasters! This album is pure fun to...

$17.23 *

The Stargazers: Epic Rock'n'Roll
Art-Nr.: CDEPRR1
 

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(2011/Rhythm Rock-It) 22 tracks recorded for Sony in 1981-82. FANTASTIC retrospective of this stunnish Rock'n'Roll group from the UK! Digipack

$18.31 *

The Million Dollar Tones: Everybody Go Crazy (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDTCB7878
 

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(2016/Jungle) 14 tracks

$17.23 *

PAUL & THE BLUE DELIVERY: Everybody's In A Hurry
Art-Nr.: CDFUT001
 

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(2006/Futuramic) 14 tracks - Tremendous Blues Bopper album! Paul & The Blue Delivery are a Swedish combo! All songs are written by members of the band! Tough stuff - great band - a real treat to listen to!

$17.23 *

Ray Gelato & The Giants: Gelato Espresso (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDND203
 

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​(1993/Durium) 11 Tracks incl. 3 Medleys!

$18.31 *

The Darts: Get It! The Very Best Of The Darts (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDMCDLX517
 

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(2011/DEMON) 40 original masters 1977-1980.

$13.99 *

Various: Get Up And Dance (5-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRBR5859
 

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(2016/Rhythm Bomb) 125 tracks - Fantastic 5-CD Party compilation from the Rhythm Bomb label! Something for everybody - Boppers, Strollers, Jivers and even slow stuff for the sissys and romantics who never would admit that! This nice little set is strictly limited...

$53.95 *

Paul Meier Kombo: Gib' mir den guten alten Rock & Roll (2013)
Art-Nr.: AN_511656
 

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(Rhythm Bomb) 15 tracks, German Rhythm & Blues Combo with partly German songs! Highly recommended! A+

$15.66 *

Gift & The Moonbeams: Gift's Sounds (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRBR5846
 

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(2016/Rhythm Bomb) 11 Tracks - Deluxe Ecopac - This is the brand new record of wellknown Blues- und Jazzmusician GIFT MUSARURWA on RHYTHM BOMB. GIFT MUSARURWA is the younger brother of Jazzmusician AUGUST MUSARURWA from Simbabwe, who wrote the hit 'Skokiaan' which...

$16.15 *

Ray Collins' Hot Club: Goes Intercontinental (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBRISK01
 

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Killer album recorded at various locations between 2008-2009. Featuring piano man MIKE SANCHEZ and r&b pioneer and King Of The Honkers: BIG JAY McNEELY. Rocks/swings/jumps! - Digipak.

$17.00 *

Rosis Rockets: Goin' Down South (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDBFR004
 

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(2017/Backfire Records) 14 Tracks - Fans of B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Link Wray, The Sonics, Ronnie Dawson, Elvis, The Paladins, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Nick Curran will get a buzz out of seein' Rosis Rockets perform. The drummer of Rosis Rockets is DJ Devil...

$17.23 *

BIG BOY BLOATER: Great Big Hunk Of Man! (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDAZAN077
 

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(2008/AZAN) 16 tracks (44:21) 2003

$32.35 *

Shakedown Tim & The Rhythm Revue: Hard To Catch (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRBR5835
 

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(2016/Rhythm Bomb) 11 tracks - Debut album by Shakedown Tim & his Rhythm Revue, produced by one of today's best Rhythm 'n' Blues guitar geeks - Nico Duportal! Tough and straight Rhythm 'n' Blues stuff all the way, eight own compositions and two (three) great...

$16.15 *

Gunhild Carling Big Band: Harlem Joy (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCR004
 

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(2014/Carling) 20 tracks

$17.23 *

REVOLUTIONAIRES: Have Love, Will Travel
Art-Nr.: CDREVS005
 

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(2010/REVOLUTIONAIRES) 12 tracks (49:06) brand new album of stompin' R&B and Blues Boppers.

$20.47 *

GOOD FELLAS: He Was The King
Art-Nr.: CDYEOB007
 

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(2010/YEOB) 19 tracks, Elvis tribute by Italy's most popular Swing and Jump band!

$17.23 *

King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys: Hey, Puerto Rico!
Art-Nr.: CDBEAR46
 

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(2006/Big Bear) 14 tracks, solid Jump Rhythm & Blues and Swing stuff from one of the most professional bands in this genre! A+ release!

$17.23 *

Ray Collins' Hot Club: High Life
Art-Nr.: CDBRISK02
 

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(2012/BRISK) 15 tracks 2008-2012 (48:50) digipac.

$17.00 *

Jimmy Roy: High Voltage (2004)
Art-Nr.: CDSMS03
 

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(2004/HELLDORADO) 12 tracks of superb 50s style Rockabilly and R&B, recorded at the Space Mobile Studio, Paris in 2003. Play Loud!

$16.15 *

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Joakim Tinderholt: Hold On (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRBR5845
 

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(2017/Rhythm Bomb) 10 Tracks - Ecopack - Authentic Blues and R&B from Norway!

$16.15 *

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Hot Roux: Hometown Blues (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDHHE7252
 

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(2017/Hi Hat Records) 11 Tracks - Digipack - Great Album in the Texas-Louisiana R&B tradition, recorded in California! Jerry McWorter-drums, vocals, featuring RJ Mischo-harmonica, Carl Sonny Leyland-piano! Groovy! MM/Bear Family Records

$20.47 *

Ray Collins' Hot Club: Honk My Horn
Art-Nr.: CDGR6123
 

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(2003/GOOFIN) 14 tracks plus 2 MPG files Fantastic Jump R'n'B! Nearly no cover versions!! Stomps, Rocks and Busts!!7 Knallharter Jump R'n'B mit fetter Bläsersection!! Fast alle Titel sind Eigenkompositionen!!

$17.23 *

   
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