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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 »
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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...

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The Collection (CD) Dee Dee Warwick: The Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CD9824370

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(UNIVERSAL) 20 tracks, recorded 1965-69 by Dionne Warwick's younger sister!
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Survival - A Career Anthology 1963-2015 (6-CD) Georgie Fame: Survival - A Career Anthology 1963-2015 (6-CD) Art-Nr.: CDUMC5372602

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(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
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Rockin' The Blues (CD) Various: Rockin' The Blues (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSPEC2220

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(Universal-Spectrum) 20 original tracks (74:50) mastered at Abbey Road.  ,- In popular music, all stylistic roads lead back to a common source —the Blues. Though it originated as an African-American folk idiom in places like the...
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Black Gold (2-CD) Various: Black Gold (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDSPECXX2115

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(2016/Universal) 42 tracks 1960-70s. Samples, Breaks & Rare Grooves from the vaults of Chess Records with 32 page booklet. - Chess don't just mean the blues, the powerhouse label and its subsidiaries also excelled in soul, funk, jazz and...
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Whiskey And Wimmen - John Lee Hooker's Finest (CD) John Lee Hooker: Whiskey And Wimmen - John Lee Hooker's Finest (CD) Art-Nr.: CD72020580

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(2017/Universal) 16 tracks - Great 'best Of' compilation in brilliant quality, featuring a selection of John Lee Hooker's 'Vee Jay' recordings. Liner notes by Bill Dahl.
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For My Baby - The Collection (CD) Brook Benton: For My Baby - The Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CD982647

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(2005/SPECTRUM) 18 tracks, 2 tracks with Dinah Washington.
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The Essential Collection (CD) Clyde McPhatter: The Essential Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CD063105

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(2002/Universal-UK) 18 tracks, 1959-1971 ! Last copies!  ,- It is no exaggeration to say that Clyde McPhatter was one of the most influential and innovative vocalists of the 20th Century - a fact often confirmed by such artists as...
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The Very Best Of - The Chess Singles (3-CD) Etta James: The Very Best Of - The Chess Singles (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CD9827041

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(2005/UNIVERSAL) 53 tracks 1960-75 - Jewelboxes w.Slipcase / last copies out of print!
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