This set of 8CDs brings together the finest R&B instrumentals recorded between 1956 and 1959, putting the spotlight both on long-forgotten records by established artists and fabulous obscurities by long-forgotten ones! It's a cracking compilation from start to finish: Southern swamp rock, Mid-West electric blues, Latin groovers, spicy New Orleans rhythms, sophisticated West-Coast productions, slinky organ stompers and East Coast city blues. Dominated by guitarists and saxophonists but interspersed with a few organists, accordionists, pianists, harmonicists and even a unitarist. All in all, 240 mighty instrumental stompers from 1956-57, R&B-style. Glorious stuff!
This set of 8CDs brings together the finest R&B instrumentals recorded between 1956 and 1959, putting the spotlight both on long-forgotten records by established artists and fabulous obscurities by long-forgotten ones! It's a cracking compilation from start to finish: Southern swamp rock, Mid-West electric blues, Latin groovers, spicy New Orleans rhythms, sophisticated West-Coast productions, slinky organ stompers and East Coast city blues. Dominated by guitarists and saxophonists but interspersed with a few organists, accordionists, pianists, harmonicists and even a unitarist. All in all, 240 mighty instrumental stompers from 1956-57, R&B-style. Glorious stuff!
5060331752288

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Format: CD
Label: IMPORTS
Rel. Date: 06/25/2021
UPC: 5060331752288

Mighty Instrumentals R&B Style 1956-1959 / Various
Artist: Mighty Instrumentals R&B Style 1956-1959 / Various
Format: CD
New: Available $38.99
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DISC: 1

1. Hey, Bo - Eddie Bo
2. Unitar Rock - Willie Joe
3. The Midnite Creeper - Johnny Otis
4. Harlem Nocturne - Earl Bostic
5. Mr. Bumps - Edgar Blanchard
6. Destination Mars - Frosty ; Diamonds
7. Congo Mombo - Guitar Gable
8. Strollin' - Doc Bagby
9. Strollin' with Nolen - Jimmy Nolen
10. Tricky - Gus Jenkins
11. Country Boogie - Preston Love
12. Poor People of Paris - Chris Powell
13. Billy's Blues (Pt. 1) - Billy Stewart
14. Get Up and Go - Al Smith
15. Moore Boogie - Abe Moore
16. Elmo's Shuffle - Elmore James
17. Yardmaster - Jake Porter
18. The Big Wheel - Clifton Chenier
19. Big Boy - Bill Doggett
20. Driving Home (Pt. 1) - Charles Walker
21. Driving Home (Pt. 2) - Charles Walker
22. Fiddlin' the Blues - Don ; Dewey
23. The Vamp - Lloyd Glenn
24. Succotash - Roy Milton
25. Show Time - Harold Jackson
26. After Hours Express - Frank Culley
27. After Hour Swing - Sam Price
28. Yo Yo Blues - Tab Smith
29. Git with It - Rock Murphy
30. The Beast - Milt Buckner
31. Congo Mombo - Muvva Hubbard
32. Lester's Stomp - Lazy Lester
33. Slummin' - Don ; Dewey
34. Boogie Beat - Levi Seabury
35. Smokey Room - Lowell Fulson
36. Untitled - Chuck Berry
37. Midnight - Googie Rene
38. Chicago Cha Cha - Lefty Bates
39. Crowley Blues - Clarence Locksley
40. Big Boy's Bounce - Big Boy Groves
41. Rock ; Roll March - Rhythm Aces
42. Rock House - Calvin Frazier
43. Cool Diggin' - Maxwell Davis
44. Loco-Motion Irving Ashby
45. Waughely's Boogie - Milliard Lee
46. Bluesy - Louie Myers
47. Gum Shoe - Sonny Thompson
48. Straight to Watts - Jimmy O'Brien
49. Pie a la Mode - Lorenzo Holden
50. Buddy's Boogie - Buddy Johnson
51. Tie It Down - Pee Wee Crayton
52. St. Louis Blues - Rock Murphy
53. Spanish Guitar - Bo Diddley
54. Guitar Rhumba - Earl Hooker
55. Creole Alley - Lee Allen
56. Harlem Nocturne - J.J. Jones
57. Flying Saucer - Little Walter
58. Bubbis (Pt. 1) - Jimmy Smith
59. Bubbis (Pt. 2) - Jimmy Smith
60. Sweet Sixteen Bars - Ray Charles
61. Geechi - Little Jesse
62. 2 Bones ; a Pick - T-Bone Walker
63. Big Guitar - Irving Ashby
64. Shake Dancer - Little Walter
65. Side-Track - Googie Rene
66. Night Beat - Roy Gaines
67. Tank Town - the Nite Riders
68. Magic Rocker - Magic Sam
69. Mystery - Harold ; Dimples
70. The Duke Walks - Duke Jenkins
71. Deep Feeling - Chuck Berry
72. Cha Cha Boogie - Louis Carpenter
73. Elmore's Contribution - Elmore James
74. Midnight Happenins - Crawford Brothers
75. Leaps and Bounds - Bill Doggett
76. Wild Fire - Piano Red
77. Jimmy's Jive - Jimmy Nolen
78. Satellite - Red Prysock
79. Wishbone - Bill Jennings
80. Flippin' - Rene Hall
81. Road House - Al Smith
82. Easy Go - Willie Littlefield
83. Muscle - Tough Doc Bagby
84. Bingo - Abe Moore
85. Malibu - Bob Reed
86. One O'Clock Jump - Martini
87. Muskeeta - Johnnie Pate
88. Wa Wa (Pt. 1) - Johnny Otis
89. Wa Wa (Pt. 2) - Johnny Otis
90. Darkness - J.J. Jones
91. Johnny's Thunderbird - Johnny Heartsman
92. Changing Times - Cliff Driver
93. Rolling - Jimmie Tolliver
94. Back Up Eddie Chamblee
95. Good News Dave Bartholomew
96. Shuckin' - Joe Houston
97. Lucky Lou - Jody Williams
98. Hard Head - Jon Thomas
99. Tough Enough - Paul Gayten
100. Two-O-Five Jump -The Trilyters
101. Guitar Slim Boogie - Guitar Slim
102. Easy Pickin' - the Tazman
103. Hob Nob - Kid King
104. Cockroach Run - Lafayette Thomas
105. Downstairs -Plas Johnson
106. Give It Up - Paul Williams
107. Minglin' - Buddy Johnson
108. Wow (Pt. 1) - Harold Rollins
109. Wow (Pt. 2) - Harold Rollins
110. The Slop - Louis Jordan
111. Midnite Flight - Noble Watts
112. Speak Low - Eddie Davis
113. Ends ; Odds - Jimmy Reed
114. Sloppy - Clifton Chenier
115. Chicken Scratch - Sammy Franklin
116. The Blooper - Johnny Otis
117. Twistin' the Spots - Fats Domino
118. Rock-A-Bucket - Ike Turner
119. Walk on - Preston Brown
120. Walk Off - Preston Brown
121. Let's Go Smitty - Floyd Dixon
122. Mumblin' Guitar - Bo Diddley
123. Real Gone Jam - Tommy Ridgley
124. Knocked Out - the Gondoliers
125. Pacoima Stomp - the Carter Bros
126. Cutting Out - Gus Jenkins
127. Hot Cross Buns - Paul Gayten
128. Chunk-A-Lunk Jug (Pt. 1) - Mary Lou Williams
129. Chunk-A-Lunk Jug (Pt. 2) - Mary Lou Williams
130. Mashed Potatoes - James Brown
131. Mashed Potatoes (Pt. 2) - Nat Kendrick
132. Yum Yum - the Swinging Earls
133. Sweet Meats - Garland Davis
134. Perdido Street - Herb Hardesty
135. Storm Warning - Mac Rebennack
136. Royal Earl Shuffle - Royal Earl
137. Boney Shuffle - Spot Barnett
138. Soul Groove (Pt. 1) - King Curtis
139. Soul Groove (Pt. 2) - King Curtis
140. Rock Alley - Lefty Bates
141. Can't Sit Down - the Bim Bam Boos
142. Boogie Cha Cha - Sam Price
143. Cozy's Mambo - Cozy Cole
144. Live It Up - Ernie Freeman
145. Talk to Me Baby - Doc Starkes
146. Down Yonder - Buddy Johnson
147. Swingin' Peter Gunn (Pt. 1) - Jimmy Nolen
148. Swingin' Peter Gunn (Pt. 2) - Jimmy Nolen
149. Zeen Beat - Gene Redd
150. Steppin' Out - Memphis Slim
151. The Madison Shuffle - Buster Brown
152. Voodoo Cha Cha - the Carter Bros
153. Night Ridin' - Doc Starkes
154. Slim's Thing - Willie Dixon/ Memphis Slim
155. Ho Ho - Ike Turner
156. Wolf in the Mood - Howlin' Wolf
157. Swingin' the Gate - Gatemouth' Brown
158. Blue on Blue - Chuck Berry
159. Bobby's Rock - Elmore James
160. Harmonica Rock - Little Boyd
161. Diddling - Bo Diddley
162. Spanky - Gus Jenkins
163. Talkin' Guitar (Pt. 2) - Royal Earl
164. Let It Roll (Pt. 1) - Cliff Davis
165. Let It Roll (Pt. 2) - Cliff Davis
166. Blues After Hours - Jimmy Nolen
167. E N a - Lefty Bates
168. A-Minor Cha-Cha (Eddie) - Clear Waters
169. Steady - Jerry McCain
170. Cool and Crazy - Nick ; the Jaguars
171. Night Sounds - Ernie Freeman
172. Beatin' and Blowin' - Herb Hardesty
173. Honky Tonk Caboose - Sammy Price
174. Rollin' Home - Louis Brooks
175. Backwards (Pt. 1) - Bill Doggett
176. Backwards (Pt. 2) - Bill Doggett
177. Sputnik Music - Harmonica George
178. Midnight Jump - Walter J. Westbrook
179. The Hunch - Paul Gayten
180. The Toddle - Little Walter
181. Chicken Stuff - Hop Wilson
182. Chittlins - Willie Egans
183. Sweet Potato - Bill Parker Band
184. The Big Push - Cal Green
185. Bo's Guitar - Bo Diddley
186. Ingo - Chuck Berry
187. Hey! Pardner - Classie Ballou
188. Move It on Down the Line - Harold Jackson
189. Tore Up - Danny Jones
190. Let's Get It - Edgar Blanchard
191. Upsetter Rock - the Upsetters
192. Tickle Toe - Paul Gayten
193. Tic Toc - Lee Allen ; His Band
194. Collins' Shuffle - Albert Collins
195. Yeah! - Louis Carpenter
196. Cha Cha All Night Long - Joe Houston
197. Bushes - Tiny Bradshaw
198. Boppin' ; A-Strollin' - Leonard James
199. Background - Lefty Bates
200. Sawmill Section - Judge Davis
201. Wolf Call - Earl Washington
202. 7-11 - the Gone All Stars
203. Coach Train - Herb Hardesty
204. The Large Charge - the Chargers
205. Midnight Earl - Earl Grant
206. The Slide Noble '- Thin Man' Watts
207. Whirlaway - Al Tousan
208. Caravan - Cozy Cole Septet
209. Hold It - Bill Doggett
210. Tadpole Wiggle - the Stone Crushers
211. The Duck Walk - Chuck Higgins
212. Way Out East - Jake Porter
213. Lonesome Guitar - Edgar Blanchard
214. Special Delivery Stomp - Earl Bostic
215. Guitar Boogie - Chuck Berry
216. Guitar Cha Cha Cha - Memphis Slim
217. What's Your Name - the Monorays
218. Frisco - Louis Brooks
219. The Freeze - Fention
220. Hard Grind - Wild Jimmy Spruill
221. Rainbow Riot - Bill Doggett
222. Man That's Choice - Sam 'The Man' Taylor
223. Shufflin' the Blues - T Bone Walker
224. Boppin' at the Hop- Lee Allen
225. ?Night Flight - Jimmy Forrest
226. Hideout - Ervin Rucker
227. Chinese Rock ; Roll - the Flock-Rocker
228. Minglin' - Buddy Johnson
229. Am I Blue - Lefty Bates
230. The Strip - the Upsetters
231. Rock-A-Cha - Irving Ashby
232. Dr

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This set of 8CDs brings together the finest R&B instrumentals recorded between 1956 and 1959, putting the spotlight both on long-forgotten records by established artists and fabulous obscurities by long-forgotten ones! It's a cracking compilation from start to finish: Southern swamp rock, Mid-West electric blues, Latin groovers, spicy New Orleans rhythms, sophisticated West-Coast productions, slinky organ stompers and East Coast city blues. Dominated by guitarists and saxophonists but interspersed with a few organists, accordionists, pianists, harmonicists and even a unitarist. All in all, 240 mighty instrumental stompers from 1956-57, R&B-style. Glorious stuff!

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