Rhythm And Blues

Top sellers
The Complete Boss Of The Blues (2-CD) Big Joe Turner: The Complete Boss Of The Blues (2-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17505

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$16.54 $17.65
A Rockin' Good Way - Juke Box Pearls (CD) Dinah Washington: A Rockin' Good Way - Juke Box Pearls (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17520

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$17.65
The Precious Years - 34 Teen Dance Hits From The Bear Family Archives (CD) Various Artists: The Precious Years - 34 Teen Dance Hits From... Art-Nr.: BCD17529

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$11.01
Talking On The Telephone Vol.1 - Blues, R&B And Gospel (CD) Various: Talking On The Telephone Vol.1 - Blues, R&B And... Art-Nr.: ACD12524

Item must be ordered

$7.92 $17.65
Hint!
I’ve Been Around - The Complete Imperial and ABC Recordings  (12-CD & DVD Deluxe Box Set) Fats Domino: I’ve Been Around - The Complete Imperial and... Art-Nr.: BCD17579

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$188.02 $209.04
Blues Kings Of Baton Rouge (2-CD) Various Artists: Blues Kings Of Baton Rouge (2-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17512

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$16.54 $17.65
Heavy Hittin' West Coast Harp (LP, 180gram Vinyl) William Clarke: Heavy Hittin' West Coast Harp (LP, 180gram Vinyl) Art-Nr.: BAF18054

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$17.66 $22.07
Yulesville! - 33 Rockin' Rollin' Christmas Blasters For The Cool Season (CD) Various - Season's Greetings: Yulesville! - 33 Rockin' Rollin' Christmas... Art-Nr.: BCD17608

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$8.81 $11.01
Vol.6, (DVD) Legendary R&B and Soul Shows from 1966 Various - The !!!! Beat: Vol.6, (DVD) Legendary R&B and Soul Shows from... Art-Nr.: BVD20131

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$8.81 $22.07
Little Junior Parker Rocks (CD) Little Junior Parker: Little Junior Parker Rocks (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17535

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

$15.00 $18.75

Early rock & roll derived the lion's share of its en-ergy and inspiration from black music. In the Fif-ties "rock & roll" was often taken to be simply a new name for "rhythm & blues," or "R&B," the music industry's generic term for any popular music primarily produced and consumed by African-Americans.

The R&B scene of the early Fifties was diverse enough to accommodate the suave stylings of a Charles Brown, the earthy, fiery Chicago blues of a Muddy Waters and everything in between. But when one thinks today of R&B in the early Fifties, it's usually the vocal groups that first come to mind—the Drifters, the Dominoes, the Midnighters, so many more. During those years, the years just before rock & roll became a worldwide phenomenon, a new en-ergy came into black vocal group music. In the For-ties it had been dominated by the Ravens, the Orioles and other groups that sang love songs sweet and low, after the fashion of the Ink Spots, who became world famous just before World War II.

Around 1950, though, certain R&B vocal groups began moving away from the sweet tones of the Ink Spots' Bill Kenny and toward something much closer to the sanctified shouts of such contemporary gospel groups as the Soul Stirrers, the Pilgrim Trav-elers and the Swan Silvertones. For some in the black community, this was tan-tamount to blasphemy. The new mix of gospel-style singing, sensual R&B rhythms and risque lyrics on such trend-setting records as "Honey Love" by the Drifters and "Work with Me Annie" by the Mid-nighters was as outrageous to conservatives as the rap excesses of 2 Live Crew would be some thirty-five years later.

(When Sam Cooke launched his pop career in 1957 after six years of singing pure gospel with the Soul Stirrers, the schism among his fans was deeper and more permanent even than what happened among Bob Dylan's folk fans after he went electric in 1965.) For young R&B fans, though—blacks and whites—this was electrifying stuff...

Early rock & roll derived the lion's share of its en-ergy and inspiration from black music. In the Fif-ties "rock & roll" was often taken to be simply a new name for "rhythm & blues,"... read more »
Close window
Rhythm And Blues

Early rock & roll derived the lion's share of its en-ergy and inspiration from black music. In the Fif-ties "rock & roll" was often taken to be simply a new name for "rhythm & blues," or "R&B," the music industry's generic term for any popular music primarily produced and consumed by African-Americans.

The R&B scene of the early Fifties was diverse enough to accommodate the suave stylings of a Charles Brown, the earthy, fiery Chicago blues of a Muddy Waters and everything in between. But when one thinks today of R&B in the early Fifties, it's usually the vocal groups that first come to mind—the Drifters, the Dominoes, the Midnighters, so many more. During those years, the years just before rock & roll became a worldwide phenomenon, a new en-ergy came into black vocal group music. In the For-ties it had been dominated by the Ravens, the Orioles and other groups that sang love songs sweet and low, after the fashion of the Ink Spots, who became world famous just before World War II.

Around 1950, though, certain R&B vocal groups began moving away from the sweet tones of the Ink Spots' Bill Kenny and toward something much closer to the sanctified shouts of such contemporary gospel groups as the Soul Stirrers, the Pilgrim Trav-elers and the Swan Silvertones. For some in the black community, this was tan-tamount to blasphemy. The new mix of gospel-style singing, sensual R&B rhythms and risque lyrics on such trend-setting records as "Honey Love" by the Drifters and "Work with Me Annie" by the Mid-nighters was as outrageous to conservatives as the rap excesses of 2 Live Crew would be some thirty-five years later.

(When Sam Cooke launched his pop career in 1957 after six years of singing pure gospel with the Soul Stirrers, the schism among his fans was deeper and more permanent even than what happened among Bob Dylan's folk fans after he went electric in 1965.) For young R&B fans, though—blacks and whites—this was electrifying stuff...

1 of 68
No results were found for the filter!
NEW
Popcorn Blues Party Vol.3 (CD) Various: Popcorn Blues Party Vol.3 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKM30

Item must be ordered

(Koko Mojo Records) 22 tracks - digisleeve Among rhythm'n'blues insiders, "popcorn" is almost a genre term in its own right. Located near Antwerp in Vrasene, the "Popcorn" was a dance club with four-digit capacity, which organized dance...
$13.56 $16.54
NEW
Boss Black Rockers Vol.2 - Bip Bop Bip (CD) Various: Boss Black Rockers Vol.2 - Bip Bop Bip (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKM51

Item must be ordered

(Koko-Mojo) 28 Tracks - Digisleeve
$13.23 $16.54
NEW
Rockinitis Vol.3 - Electric Blues From The Rock'n'Roll Era  (LP) Various: Rockinitis Vol.3 - Electric Blues From The... Art-Nr.: LPSTAG159

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

(Stag-O-Lee) 16 tracks The real blues is no longer news for a long time. Here you will find 16 electrified post-war firecrackers, recorded between Chicago and New Orleans, which often only had a short life as a 7" single and which are...
$15.89 $19.86
Boss Black Rockers Vol.1 - She Can Rock (CD) Various: Boss Black Rockers Vol.1 - She Can Rock (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKM050

Item must be ordered

(Koko-Mojo) 28 Tracks - Digisleeve
$13.23 $16.54
Southern Bred Vol.7 - Texas R&B Rockers - Hit The Road (CD) Various: Southern Bred Vol.7 - Texas R&B Rockers - Hit... Art-Nr.: CDKM040

Item must be ordered

(Koko Mojo Records) 28 Tracks - Digisleeve - The seventh episode of the series features artists and songs that come from Texas. Among them are Pee Wee Crayton, Smokey Hogg, Joe Tex, Roy Gaines, Freddie King, and many others. The...
$13.56 $16.54
Stand By Me (2-CD) Ben E. King: Stand By Me (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDBMG17814

Item must be ordered

(BMG) 28 tracks - digipack The soul singer and record producer Ben E. King was perhaps best known for his international hit "Stand By Me" and as one of the main singers of The Drifters, but especially for the lead vocals on one of their...
$8.81 $11.01
A Rockin' Good Way - Juke Box Pearls (CD) Dinah Washington: A Rockin' Good Way - Juke Box Pearls (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17520

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

​1-CD Digipak with 36-page booklet, 29 tracks. Total playing time about 77 minutes. • Dinah Washington was not only called 'The Queen', she simply was 'The Queen'. • Her incredibly powerful voice, which is unparalleled, obliges us to...
$17.65
Under The Boardwalk (2-CD) The Drifters: Under The Boardwalk (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDBMG17852

Item must be ordered

(BMG) 28 tracks - digipack The American doo-wop band The Drifters has managed to secure a place for itself in music history and, in a total of three decades, has produced a series of chart hits that set them apart from their colleagues...
$11.46 $14.33
The RCA Album Collection (8-CD Cube Box) Sam Cooke: The RCA Album Collection (8-CD Cube Box) Art-Nr.: CDSNY98702

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

(2011/RCA) 8 original albums 1960-63, mini replica papersleeves, 24 page booklet.
$33.59 $41.98
Cool Cat Club - Stag-O-Lee DJ Series Vol.3 (2-LP) Various: Cool Cat Club - Stag-O-Lee DJ Series Vol.3 (2-LP) Art-Nr.: LPSTAG154

Item must be ordered

(Stag-O-Lee) 32 tracks After Crazy Rhythms Of Mata Hari and Shake Your Bones here is the 3rd part of the DJ-Set series on Stag-O-Lee. Like its predecessors, this one is a DJ set of 80 minutes by three deserved warriors of the guild -...
$17.66 $22.07
A Funny Kind Of Feeling (CD) Maxine Brown: A Funny Kind Of Feeling (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSJ600880

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

(Soul Jam) 26 tracks This special CD contains 26 studio tracks from the sensational singles she made for the small Nomar and the ABC Paramount label between 1960 and 1962.
$8.81 $16.54
Georgie Does His Thing With Strings - Knock On Wood - The CBS A's And B's (2-CD) Georgie Fame: Georgie Does His Thing With Strings - Knock On... Art-Nr.: CDBGO1194

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

(BGO Records) 37 tracks, 3 albums on 2 CDs Fame's 1970 album was expanded for this release by BGO to include the 1967 EP "Knock On Wood" E. P. and all A and B sides released on CBS. With the UK No. 1 single "The Ballad Of Bonnie And...
$15.89 $19.86
That's How Heartaches Are Made (CD) Baby Washington: That's How Heartaches Are Made (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSJ600889

Item must be ordered

(Soul Jam) 30 tracks This CD contains 30 studio tracks, consisting of a selection of Washington's sensational recordings between 1958 and 1962 for the often overlooked Sue, J & S and Neptune labels, as well as for ABC-Paramount.
$8.81 $16.54
Letter Full Of Tears (CD) Gladys Knight & The Pips: Letter Full Of Tears (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSJ600902

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

(Soul Jam Records) 22 tracks incl. bonus tracks, 16-page booklet This CD presents Gladys Knight & The Pips underrated debut album, Letter Full of Tears, originally released in 1962 by the small Fury label. It contains hits such as the...
$8.81 $16.54
Survival - A Career Anthology 1963-2015 (6-CD) Georgie Fame: Survival - A Career Anthology 1963-2015 (6-CD) Art-Nr.: CDUMC5372602

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

(2016/UMC) 109 tracks, limited edition, 6 CDs, 18 previously unreleased tracks from the CBS and Island periods (1967-1976), 48-page hardcover book feat. brand new in-depth interview, a wealth of rare and previously unseen photos
$26.51 $66.32
Popcorn Blues Party Vol.1 (CD) Various: Popcorn Blues Party Vol.1 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKM28

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

(Koko Mojo Records) 22 tracks - digisleeve Among rhythm'n'blues insiders, "popcorn" is almost a genre term in its own right. Located near Antwerp in Vrasene, the "Popcorn" was a dance club with four-digit capacity, which organized dance...
$13.56 $16.54
Burning Frets (CD) Various: Burning Frets (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKM07

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

(Koko Mojo) 28 Tracks - Ecopack - A Rhythm'n'Blues Collection! The Rhythm, The Blues, The Hot Guitar!
$13.23 $16.54
Hint!
At Home With Screamin' Jay Hawkins...plus (CD) Screamin' Jay Hawkins: At Home With Screamin' Jay Hawkins...plus (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCSPC003

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

(Copasetic) 23 tracks (61:59) incuding 4 alternate takes
$7.04 $16.54
Sittin Here Drinkin (CD) Christine Kittrell: Sittin Here Drinkin (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAS3169

Item must be ordered

(Jasmine) 28 tracks.
$13.23 $16.54
Stirring Up Some R&B (CD) Various: Stirring Up Some R&B (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAS1045

Item must be ordered

(Jasmine) 25 tracks.
$13.23 $16.54
Stirring Up The Dancefloor: Original Sound Of UK Clubland (CD) Various: Stirring Up The Dancefloor: Original Sound Of... Art-Nr.: CDJAS1048

Item must be ordered

(Jasmine) 25 tracks.
$13.23 $16.54
Are You Ready To Rock: Singles 1942-1955 (CD) Lucky Millinger: Are You Ready To Rock: Singles 1942-1955 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAS3152

Item must be ordered

(Jasmine) 26 tracks.
$13.23 $16.54
Play It Again Vol 2: R&B Answers Copycats & Follow-Ups (CD) Various: Play It Again Vol 2: R&B Answers Copycats &... Art-Nr.: CDJAS3145

Item must be ordered

(Jasmine) 30 tracks.
$13.23 $16.54
The Complete Boss Of The Blues (2-CD) Big Joe Turner: The Complete Boss Of The Blues (2-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17505

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

2-CD (6-sided Digisleeve) with 24-page booklet, 32 tracks. Total playing time approx. 134 minutes. Seriously, one of the best blues albums of all time. Masterfully, unpretentious and crazily swinging album. One of the first...
$16.54 $17.65
Popcorn Blues Party Vol.2 (CD) Various: Popcorn Blues Party Vol.2 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKM29

Ready to ship today, delivery time** appr. 1-3 workdays

(Koko Mojo Records) 22 tracks - digisleeve Among rhythm'n'blues insiders, "popcorn" is almost a genre term in its own right. Located near Antwerp in Vrasene, the "Popcorn" was a dance club with four-digit capacity, which organized dance...
$13.56 $16.54
1 of 68