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Rockin In Rhythm And Blues.
Songs from the Sol Y Sombra and 325
1. Amos Milburn – Lets Have A Party
2. Etta James – Good Rockin’ Daddy
3. Patty Anne – Shtiggy Boom
3. Barbie Gaye – Lollipop
4. Fluffy Hunter – Walk Right In
5. Bob Landers – Cherokee Dance
6. Big T Tyler – King Kong
7. Tommy Ridgeley – Jam Up Twist
8. Roy Montrell – Every Time I Hear That Mellow Saxophone
9. Lavern Baker – Jim Dandy
10. Big Joe Turner – Corrine Corrina
11. Tv Slim – Flat Foot Sam
12. Screaming Jay Hawkins – Little Demon
13. Mckinley Mitchell – Rock Everybody Rock
14. Bobby Charles – See You Later Alligator
15. Ray Charles – Get On The Right Track Baby
16. Anisteen Allen – Fujiyama Mama
17. Annie Laurie – It Hurts To Be In Love
18. Johnny Guitar Watson – Johnny Guitar
19. Willie Mabon – I Don’t Know
20. Mitzi Mars – I’m Glad
21. Five Royales – Think
22. Five Keys – Ling Ting Tong
23. Johnny Guitar Watson – Gangster Of Love
24. The Robins – Riot In Cell Block 9
“A little bit of info. There used to be a really great radio programme on BBC Radio London back in the day, “honky tonk” hosted by renowned author, record producer and music expert Charlie Gillett. I learned more about music from that programme than any before or since. He used to play a huge amount of rhythm and blues, rock and roll and modern (at that time) funk and soul.
“I first heard “Big Chief” by Professor Longhair and the JB’s “Hot Pants Road” through him. Many years went by and I got into other things and radio London became radio bigot. I went to Japan with Gaz “Rockin Blues” Mayall in 1986 where we both were dj’ing , me jazz, latin etc, him playing 1950’s Black Rhythm and Blues. He blew my mind completely with his tunes. When I came back i started to buy ’em and play ’em in the clubs i was dj’ing at, the “Sol Y Sombra” in Charlotte Street, London and also playing them at a Eest Indian “Blues” in Euston Road where the old dudes taught me a hell of a lot about the roots of reggae.. “Its arrl from Roscoe Gordon and Bill Doggett Marn!”… But thats another story..
“A little bit about the music. Etta James (who is currently being portrayed by pop singer beyonce in the film “Cadillac Records” which i would’nt advise you to waste your money on. Its about the same quality as a “tv movie of the week”) with an early hit.
“Barbie Gaye performs the original of Millie Smalls “My Boy Lollipop” now even better knoiwn through a flash mob ad for T mobile. Risque lyrics from fluffy hunter but still playable in front of your mum.
“An original version of Alligator from Bobby Charles , two Johnny G Watson tracks just ‘cos I like ’em the original of James Brown funk fave “Think” and finishing off with a real riot.
“Glad to see Mr Keb darge playing these sounds.. Rock on Keb.”