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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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(Castle Music) 60 remastered original Scepter recordingss including rare and previously unreleased material - color booklet.
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The Best Of - The Millenium Collection (CD) Lloyd Price: The Best Of - The Millenium Collection (CD) Art-Nr.: CD112883

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Better Beware (CD) Little Esther: Better Beware (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCR248

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(Charly) 20 tracks (54:16) - Original Federal recordings 1951-1953 (1 unissued)! Liner notes by Barney Hoskyns.
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Rockinitis Vol.3 - Electric Blues From The Rock'n'Roll Era (LP) Various: Rockinitis Vol.3 - Electric Blues From The... Art-Nr.: LPSTAG159

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(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...
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Stand By Me (2-CD) Ben E. King: Stand By Me (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDBMG17814

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

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​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...
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The RCA Album Collection (8-CD Cube Box) Sam Cooke: The RCA Album Collection (8-CD Cube Box) Art-Nr.: CDSNY98702

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(2011/RCA) 8 original albums 1960-63, mini replica papersleeves, 24 page booklet.
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Under The Boardwalk (2-CD) The Drifters: Under The Boardwalk (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDBMG17852

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(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...
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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

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(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 -...
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That's How Heartaches Are Made (CD) Baby Washington: That's How Heartaches Are Made (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSJ600889

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(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.
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A Funny Kind Of Feeling (CD) Maxine Brown: A Funny Kind Of Feeling (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSJ600880

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(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.
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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

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(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...
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Letter Full Of Tears (CD) Gladys Knight & The Pips: Letter Full Of Tears (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSJ600902

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(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...
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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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Burning Frets (CD) Various: Burning Frets (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKM07

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

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(Copasetic) 23 tracks (61:59) incuding 4 alternate takes
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Stirring Up Some R&B (CD) Various: Stirring Up Some R&B (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAS1045

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(Jasmine) 25 tracks.
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Play It Again Vol 1: R&B Answers Copycats & Follow-Ups (CD) Various: Play It Again Vol 1: R&B Answers Copycats &... Art-Nr.: CDJAS3126

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(Jasmine) 32 tracks.
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Little Bitty Pretty One (CD) Thurston Harris: Little Bitty Pretty One (CD) Art-Nr.: CDJAS1036

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(Jasmine) 35 tracks.
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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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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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Popcorn Blues Party Vol.2 (CD) Various: Popcorn Blues Party Vol.2 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKM29

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(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...
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Buzzsaw Joint - Cuts 5 & 6 (CD) Various: Buzzsaw Joint - Cuts 5 & 6 (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSTAGO161

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(Stag-O-Lee) 32 Tracks
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The Turning Tide (CD) PP Arnold: The Turning Tide (CD) Art-Nr.: CDKND2

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(Kundalini) 13 tracks - digipack Digitally remastered archive release of the legendary singer. PP became one of the legendary faces of the 60s.
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Note By Note (CD) Booker T. Jones: Note By Note (CD) Art-Nr.: CDESR51182

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(Edith Street Records) 11 tracks, digipack The legendary musician, songwriter and producer Booker T. Jones will release his new album "Note By Note" on 01.11.2019. At the same time his book "Time is Tight" is released. For this release...
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