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

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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

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

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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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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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A Rockin' Good Way - Juke Box Pearls (CD) Ruth Brown: A Rockin' Good Way - Juke Box Pearls (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17542

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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...
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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

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1-CD with 28-page booklet, 34 tracks. Total playing time approx. 75 minutes. 34 songs, lighthearted rock ‘n’ roll and dreamy ballads. Songs from the golden teenage era of the late 1950s and early ‘60s. Artists include Rick Nelson, The...
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Yulesville! - 33 Rockin' Rollin' Christmas Blasters For The Cool Season (CD) Various - Season's Greetings: Yulesville! - 33 Rockin' Rollin' Christmas... Art-Nr.: BCD17608

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

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2-CD (Digisleeve) with 52-page booklet, 53 Tracks. Total playing time approx. c. 148 minutes. • A taster of the blues from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on two compact discs. • Like New Orleans, Memphis or St. Louis alongside the Mississippi...
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Heavy Hittin' West Coast Harp (LP, 180gram Vinyl) William Clarke: Heavy Hittin' West Coast Harp (LP, 180gram Vinyl) Art-Nr.: BAF18054

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1 LP (gatefold sleeve), lined inside pocket. 10 tracks. Total playing time approx. 42 minutes. • William Clarke (1951 - 1996) ranks alongside Rod Piazza among the most successful harmonica players from the George 'Harmonica' Smith school...
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Little Junior Parker Rocks (CD) Little Junior Parker: Little Junior Parker Rocks (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17535

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1-CD Digipak (6-plated) with 40-page booklet, 31 tracks. Playing time approx. 76mns. • Little Junior Parker was a star in the world of the Chitlin’ Circuit, but largely unknown in the white blues/rock scene. • First-ever recollection of...
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Have Yourself A Swingin' Little Christmas (CD) Various - Season's Greetings: Have Yourself A Swingin' Little Christmas (CD) Art-Nr.: BCD17577

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1-CD with 24 pages booklet, 27 tracks, approx. 75 min. All good things come in threes! The Bear Family team sends our own 'Season's Greetings' now the third time! An exceptionally danceable compilation of Christmas songs from the fields...
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At His Best (2-CD) Melvin Smith: At His Best (2-CD) Art-Nr.: BCD15703

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32 tracks. Playing time approx. 75:56 minutes. • 32 Fats Domino classics from his voluminous Imperial Records catalog • Some of his greatest hits are on board, including Blueberry Hill and Blue Monday • A wealth of lesser-known standout...
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Arthur Crudup – Rocks Arthur ’Big Boy’ Crudup is one of the most influential bluesmen of all-time. He is the father of Rock'n'Roll! His classic tunes ' That's All Right, Mama ', ' My Baby Left Me ' and ' So Glad You're Mine ' were...
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1-CD Digipak with 48-page booklet, 33 tracks. Playing time 78:04 minutes. The only career retrospective to combine the biggest hits of Piano Red and his alter-ego, Dr. Feelgood . His irresistibly cheerful songs inspired Little Richard ,...
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