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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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New Breed Workin' - Blues With A Rhythm (CD) Various: New Breed Workin' - Blues With A Rhythm (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKEND443

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(2016/Ace) 24 tracks with 16 page booklet. With a third of the tracks debuting here, this CD is aimed at R&B lovers looking for something new. We found a rich vein of New Orleans R&B in the AFO vaults. From that source we feature Nookie...
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King - New Breed Rhythm & Blues Vol.2 Various: King - New Breed Rhythm & Blues Vol.2 Art-Nr.: CDKEND373

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(2012/Ace) 24 tracks 1955-67 (60:49) with 12 page booklet. Irressistible R&B dance tracks from one of the biggest and baddest indie lables of them all.
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New Breed R&B - Soulful 60s Blues Various: New Breed R&B - Soulful 60s Blues Art-Nr.: CDKEND199

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(1962-69 'Kent Records') (61:40/24) 'Soulful 60s Blues For Today's Dancers' - exzellente Compilation!
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Who's Blue? Rare Chess 1960s-1970s (CD) Etta James: Who's Blue? Rare Chess 1960s-1970s (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKEND345

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(1960-76 'Chess') (67:49/24) (1960-76 'Chess') (67:49/24) In the annals of R&B’s great unsung heroines, you won’t find Etta James. Nobody’s idea of an underdog, she recorded prolifically for over 50 years and can hardly be said to have...
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Vol.4, The UK Sue Story Various: Vol.4, The UK Sue Story Art-Nr.: CDKEND258

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(2006/KENT) 26 tracks, the fourth volume of the UK Sue label story, again featuring tons of R'n'B and Soul goodies!
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Tribute To Rhythm And Blues Vol.1&2 Chuck Jackson: Tribute To Rhythm And Blues Vol.1&2 Art-Nr.: CDKEND247

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(2005/KENT) 22 tracks 1966
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The Soul Of Sue - The UK Sue Label Story Vol.3 (CD) Various: The Soul Of Sue - The UK Sue Label Story Vol.3... Art-Nr.: CDKEND235

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(1959-67) (69:35/25)
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Keep On Pushing - People Get Ready (CD) The Impressions: Keep On Pushing - People Get Ready (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKEND130

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(1964/65 'ABC Paramount') (63:29/24) These two 1964 and 1965 albums (released originally as ABC 493 and 505, respectively) are the second of five CDs that will comprehensively cover the ABC-Paramount recordings of the fabulous vocal...
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Impressions - Never Ending Impressions (CD) The Impressions: Impressions - Never Ending Impressions (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKEND126

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Debut albums from 1963 & 1964 by the Curtis Mayfield-led aggregation. ​ These two 1963 and 1964 albums are contained on this the first of five CDs that will comprehensively cover the ABC-Paramount recordings of the fabulous vocal group...
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