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Mighty Instrumentals R&B-Style 1958
Link Wray’s Rumble and Bill Doggett’s Hold It are the only two big hits included on this collection, which puts a deserved spotlight on both long-forgotten records by established artists and on fabulous obscurities by long-forgotten artists. But rest assured, this is a cracking compilation from start to finish, with Southern swamp rock, spicy New Orleans rhythms and Northern city blues. Guitar and sax-led rockers, slinky organ stompers, Latin groovers – all in all, 60 mighty instrumental stompers from 1958, R&B-style.

Disc One  
1. The Toddle  Little Walter
2. Chicken Stuff Hop Wilson
3. Chittlins  Willie Egans
4. Sweet Potato Bill Parker Band
5. The Big Push  Cal Green
6. Bo's Guitar Bo Diddley
7. Ingo  Chuck Berry
8. Hey! Pardner Classie Ballou
9. Move It On Down The Line  Harold Jackson
10. Tore Up  Danny Jones
11. Let's Get It  Edgar Blanchard
12. Upsetter Rock The Upsetters
13. Tickle Toe  Paul Gayten
14. Tic Toc Lee Allen & His Band
15. Collins' Shuffle Albert Collins
16. Yeah! Louis Carpenter
17. Cha Cha All Night Long Joe Houston
18. Bushes Tiny Bradshaw
19. Boppin' & A-Strollin'  Leonard James 
20. Background Lefty Bates
21. Sawmill Section Judge Davis
22. Wolf Call  Earl Washington
23. 7-11 The Gone All Stars
24. Coach Train  Herb Hardesty
25. The Large Charge  The Chargers
26. Midnight Earl Earl Grant
27. The Slide Noble 'Thin Man' Watts
28. Whirlaway Al Tousan
29. Caravan  Cozy Cole Septet
30. Hold It Bill Doggett

Disc Two     
1. Tadpole Wiggle The Stone Crushers
2. The Duck Walk  Chuck Higgins
3. Way Out East  Jake Porter
4. Lonesome Guitar Edgar Blanchard
5. Special Delivery Stomp Earl Bostic
6. Guitar Boogie Chuck Berry
7. Guitar Cha Cha Cha Memphis Slim
8. What's Your Name  The Monorays
9. Frisco Louis Brooks
10. The Freeze Fention
11. Hard Grind Wild Jimmy Spruill
12. Rainbow Riot  Bill Doggett
13. Man That's Choice  Sam ‘The Man’ Taylor
14. Shufflin' The Blues T Bone Walker
15. Boppin' At the Hop Lee Allen
‎16. Night Flight  Jimmy Forrest
17. Hideout Ervin Rucker
18. Chinese Rock & Roll  The Flock-Rocker 
19. Minglin' Buddy Johnson
20. Am I Blue Lefty Bates
21. The Strip The Upsetters
22. Rock-A-Cha Irving Ashby
23. Drum Village Earl Palmer
24. Sassy Herb Hardesty
25. Wiggle Tail  Googie Rene
26. Day Break Blues Sonny Thompson
27. Congo Rock  Panama Francis
28. Green's Blues Cal Green
29. I Am Tipping Out  Bill Ace
30. Rumble Link Wray


Bonus Disc  
1. The Shimmy Chico Booth & The Upsetters
2. Shake It Duke Jenkins
3. Miss Letha Jones The Chargers
4. Little Hawk's Walk Rusty Bryant
5. Hot Tamales Noble 'Thin Man' Watts
6. Honeycomb Edgar Blanchard
7. Flip Flop And Bop Floyd Cramer
8. Wicked Ronnie Isle
9. Cha Cha Rock Rickey Aquary
10. Strollin' Champion Jack Dupree
11. Ala Carte  James Red Holloway
12. Teenage Rock Little 'Gonzo' Booker
13. Crawfish The Stone Crushers
14. Juke Joint Ashton Savoy
15. Miserlou Earl Washington
16. Overton Lea Drive Louis Brooks & His Hi- Toppers
18. Skumbo Googie Rene
19. Rocko Soco The Surf Riders
20. Rumba Rockin' With Coleman Herb Hardesty
21. Track Down Calvin Frazier
22. Chuckwalk Chuck Berry
23. Topsy Pt 2 Cozy Cole
24. Freeze Albert Collins
25. Hi Ho Sonny Thompson
26. Milk Shake T.J. Fowler
27. My Mood  Cliff Butler
28. The Sneak Jimmy Olivers Orchestra
29. South Shore Drive  Noble 'Thin Man' Watts
30. After Hours (No. 2) The Flock-Rocker 
31. Drum Village Part 1 Earl Palmer
32. Swingin' Shepherd Blues Johnny Pate Quintet


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Mighty Instrumentals R&B-Style 1962
1962 was the peak year for hit records instrumental-style, with no less than 123 discs scoring on the American pop charts. There wasn’t much in the hit parade to interest R&B fans though, apart from King Curtis’s Soul Twist, Booker T. & The MG's Green Onions and James Brown’s Night Train, but that’s where Mighty Instrumentals R&B-Style 1962 comes in. So what was new in 1962? A bit of surf, a bit of funk, a brand new rhythm on Boogie Twist. More slinky organ groovers, uptown dancers and late night smoochers for teenagers to dance to. And there you have it – 58 R&B scorchers with rhythm aplenty.

Disc One  
1. Boogie Twist  Cal Valentine
2. You Too Much Mighty Men
3. Here It Tis  Phil Upchurch
4. Had Steve Douglas
5. Oops Bill Doggett
6. Mo' Taters The Earthworms
7. Wrinkles Lucky Three Trio
8. Jump Back Eugene Blacknell
9. Smoke Stack Tom and Jerry
10. The Jam Bobby Gregg
11. The Popeye Lonnie Brooks
12. Red Light  Clarence Green
13. Shagnasty Quincy Jones
14. Memphis Twist Earl Forest
15. My Babe Gene Ammons
16. Jump The Merced Blue Notes
17. Smacksie James Booker
18. Twistville Lloyd Glenn
19. Low Down King Curtis
20. Rooty Tooty Lionel Torrence
21. Cleo's Mood Jr. Walker
22. Mo' Onions Booker T. & the MG's
23. Skins And Sounds  The Blazers
24. Florida Shake  Noble 'Thin Man' Watts
25. The Boss  Tonni Kalash
26. Bo's Twist Bo Diddley
27. Foggy Harold Andrews
28. Before Six Larry Frazier
29. Limbo Jimbo James Brown

Disc Two     
1. Love Bounce T-V Slim
2. My Sandra's Jump R.D. Stokes
3. Uptight Herman Griffin
4. The Dribble The Mar-Keys
5. Green Monkeys The Parkays
6. Back To Back Paul Williams
7. Why Do You Twist Hop Wilson
8. 3 O' Clock Stomp  B.B. King
9. Defrost  Albert Collins
10. High Rise Freddy King
11. Oh What A Party Freddie Robinson 
12. Too Tough Gus Jenkins
13. Slipping In  Lee Walker
14. Stretchin' Out Don & Dewey
15. The Crawlback Frank Frost
16. Hard Times Googie René
17. Night Stroll  Harry Lewis
18. Saturday Night Stomp Eddie Kirkland
19. Scratch 'n' Twist Wild Jimmy Spruill
20. House Warmin' Howard McGhee
21. Alley Music Hound Dog Taylor
22. Jet Stream  Jerry McCain
23. One Naughty Flat Mac Rebennack
24. Loco Bill Smith Combo
25. Butter Beans Elliott Shavers
26. Double Whammy The Whammies 
27. You Can't Sit Down Chris Columbo
28. Camp Meetin' Don Wilkerson           
29. The Watusi Roll Hank Marr


Bonus Disc 
1. Bossa Nova Blues Freddy King
2. Shimmy Shimmy Walk (Pts. 1 & 2) The Megatons
3. I've Got A Woman (Pts 1 & 2) Jimmy McGriff
4. Jam Up Twist Tommy Ridgley
5. Beale Street Popeye Earl Forest
6. Church Street Battle Daddy G & The Church Street Five
7. Fat Boy Bob Mersey
8. The Mash Bud Spudd and the Sprouts
9. Tubby (Pts. 1 & 2) James Booker
10. Dance Time Wardell & The Sultans
11. Rufus The Merced Blue Notes
12. Soul Twist King Curtis And His Noble Knights
13. Shuffle Out Long John Hunter
14. Midnight Special Jimmy Smith
15. Rainbow Stomp (Pt. 2)  The Mixtures
16. Look At Your Girl Googie Rene
17. Chop Celery R.D. Stokes
18. Fishtail The Earthworms (Little Milton)
19. Slow Draggin' Wild Jimmy Spruill
20. Crazy Strings Clarence Green
21. Pinetop Johnny Jenkins
22. Shake 'Em Up Elliot Shavers & His Blazers
23. Sting Ray  Bill Ramal
24. Tanya Earl Hooker
25. No Way Out The Mighty Men
26. Three Quarter Stomp  Preston Jackson & Rhythm Aces
27. Keep Getting Up Larry Dale


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Mighty Instrumentals R&B-Style 1960
1960 was the year that Instrumentals hit the charts in a big way with guitar or sax-led rockers and slinky organ groovers. Here are the discs that teenagers wanted to hear in the juke joints: exciting, uptempo stompers with catchy, melodic riffs, along with slow, soulful, down home blues. This compilation throws the spotlight on instrumentals by artists more widely associated with vocals, along with more obscure artists who may only have had one or two releases to their name.

...absolutely cracking double CD of 57 superb R&B instrumentals from a vintage year...we’ve just finished whipping through it and it’s going on again in 5 minutes! More please! New Gandy Dancer

Disc One
1. Jump Awhile Don And Dewey
2. Power House B.B. King
3. Bongo in the Congo Preston Epps
4. Nite-Lite Slop  Jim Conley
5. Boogie Bayou Shuffle Bill Parker
6. Chico Al Tousan
7. Mudd Roy Montrell
8. Slim Jim (Pt. 1) Jimmy Oliver
9. Bloodhound (Pt. 1)  Willie Wright
10. Bloodhound (Pt. 2) Willie Wright
11. Space Flight Grant Green
12. Shaggy Dog Kid King
13. Piano Tuner  Curley Hamner
14. San-Ho-Zay Freddie King
15. Shank Bo Diddley
16. Last Round  Jimmy Liggins
17. The Slide (Pt. 2) Googie Rene Red
18. Hot Red  Young Guitar Red
19. Doublemint Ike Turner
20. Dynamite  Earl Hooker
21. Hurricane Davey Cortez
22. Surfin' Steel Chuck Berry
23. Cool Turkey James Booker
24. Hully Gully Twist Bill Doggett
25. Gully Hully Buddy Guy
26. Dim Lights Skippy Brooks
27. Low Society Lowell Fulson
28. Blue Gator Willis Jackson

Disc Two     
1. Loose Screws George Harmonica Smith
2. Universal Rock Hooker & Wells
3. The Shakedown  Lloyd Glenn
4. Late Hours  Johnny Copeland
5. Walkin' Robert Parker
6. The Blue Eagle (Pt. 1)  James Rivers
7. The Blue Eagle (Pt. 2)  James Rivers
8. Goin' South  B.B. King
9. Arabian Blues  Jimmy Beck
10. Rockin' Accordion Clifton Chenier
11. She Done Move Elmore James
12. Jake's Cha Cha Shakey Jake Harris
13. The Goat Sonny Boy Williamson
14. Rough Stuff Jerry McCain
15. Buttered Popcorn Bill Doggett
16. Tricky Too  Gus Jenkins
17. Spring Fever Henry Hayes
18. Candied Yams  B. Brown
19. Chicken Shack Boogie  Clifford King
20. Trojan's Walla  Henry Clement
21. Honk Honk Honk (Pt. 1) Little Vincent
22. Honk Honk Honk (Pt. 2) Little Vincent
23. Weekend Blues Monte Easter
24. The Twister Bo Diddley
25. Twinky Pee Wee Crayton
26. Snoopin' Around Slim Harpo
27. Air Raid Curley Hamner
28. Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Pt. 2) Jessie Hill


1959

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Mighty Instrumentals R&B-Style 1959
1960 may have been the big year for Instrumentals, but back in 1959, several white instrumentals acts were already making a dent in the pop charts, among them the Virtues, the Rebels, the Rock-A-Teens and the Fireballs. Duane Eddy had broken through in ‘58 but in 1959 he had no less than seven singles on the Hot 100. Johnny & the Hurricanes had their first success this year with three big hits. Black artists, however, had less mainstream success. Jimmy Beck sneaked in at #82 for two weeks with Pipe Dreams, Larry Kerrin’s The Hunch was a hit for both Paul Gayten and the Bobby Peterson Quintet; Bill Doggett had three discs in the R&B charts but apart from a couple of organ hits for Preston Epps and ‘Dave Baby’ Cortez, that was it for R&B instrumentals chart-wise. If you’re knocked out by what you hear from 1959, just wait till you find out what was on offer in 1960 and 1961.

Disc One  
1. Let's Go Smitty  Floyd Dixon
2. Mumblin' Guitar Bo Diddley
3. Real Gone Jam Tommy Ridgley
4. Knocked Out The Gondoliers
5. Pacoima Stomp  The Carter Bros
6. Cutting Out Gus Jenkins
7. Hot Cross Buns Paul Gayten
8. Chunk-A-Lunk Jug (Pt. 1)  Mary Lou Williams
9. Chunk-A-Lunk Jug (Pt. 2)  Mary Lou Williams
10. Mashed Potatoes James Brown
11. Mashed Potatoes (Pt. 2) Nat Kendrick
12. Yum Yum  The Swinging Earls
13. Sweet Meats  Garland Davis
14. Perdido Street  Herb Hardesty
15. Storm Warning Mac Rebennack
16. Royal Earl Shuffle  Royal Earl
17. Boney Shuffle  Spot Barnett
18. Soul Groove (Pt. 1) King Curtis
19. Soul Groove (Pt. 2) King Curtis
20. Rock Alley  Lefty Bates
21. Can't Sit Down The Bim Bam Boos
22. Boogie Cha Cha Sam Price
23. Cozy's Mambo Cozy Cole
24. Live It Up Ernie Freeman
25. Talk To Me Baby Doc Starkes
26. Down Yonder Buddy Johnson
27. Swingin' Peter Gunn (Pt. 1)  Jimmy Nolen Swingin'
28. Peter Gunn (Pt. 2)  Jimmy Nolen
29. Zeen Beat Gene Redd

Disc Two     
1. Steppin' Out Memphis Slim
2. The Madison Shuffle  Buster Brown
3. Voodoo Cha Cha The Carter Bros
4. Night Ridin' Doc Starkes
5. Slim's Thing  Willie Dixon/ Memphis Slim
6. Ho Ho Ike Turner
7. Wolf In The Mood  Howlin' Wolf Swingin'
8. The Gate Gatemouth' Brown
9. Blue On Blue Chuck Berry
10. Bobby's Rock Elmore James
11. Harmonica Rock  Little Boyd
12. Diddling Bo Diddley
13. Spanky Gus Jenkins
14. Talkin' Guitar (Pt. 2) Royal Earl
15. Let It Roll (Pt. 1)  Cliff Davis
16. Let It Roll (Pt. 2)  Cliff Davis
17. Blues After Hours Jimmy Nolen
18. E N A Lefty Bates
19. A-Minor Cha-Cha (Eddie) Clear Waters
20. Steady Jerry McCain
21. Cool And Crazy Nick & The Jaguars
22. Night Sounds Ernie Freeman
23. Beatin' and Blowin' Herb Hardesty
24. Honky Tonk Caboose Sammy Price
25. Rollin' Home Louis Brooks
26. Backwards (Pt. 1) Bill Doggett
27. Backwards(Pt. 2) Bill Doggett
28. Sputnik Music  Harmonica George
29. Midnight Jump  Walter J. Westbrook
30. The Hunch Paul Gayten

1961

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Mighty Instrumentals R&B-Style 1961
1960 may have been the year that Instrumentals hit the charts in a big way, but it was in 1961, that their hold on the hit parade was consolidated with a good number of guitar or sax-led rockers and slinky organ groovers. These are the discs that teenagers wanted to hear in the juke joints: exciting, uptempo stompers with catchy, melodic riffs, and slow, soulful, down home blues. Our compilation throws the spotlight on instrumentals by artists who are more widely associated with vocals, along with more obscure musicians who may only have one or two releases to their name. We hope you enjoy these grooves and if you like what you hear from 1961, just wait till you find out what was on offer in 1959, and in 1960!

Disc One  
1. Sen-Sa-Shun Freddy King
2. Cha Cha Cha Blues Phil Upchurch
3. This Morning Albert King
4. Rockin' Wild  Earl Hooker
5. Nothing But Good Reggie Boyd
6. Congo Bo Diddley
7. Sack O' Woe The Mar-Keys
8. Comin' Home Baby Herbie Mann
9. Wash Board The Poor Boys
10. Trackdown Twist Ike Turner
11. Moo Moo Al Tousan
12. El Paso Rock Long John Hunter
13. Caravan The Red Tops
14. Showdown Nat Kendrick
15. Cross Firing James Brown
16. Mashing The Popeye B.B. King
17. Freddy The Freeloader Cleanhead Cootsie
18. Do The Camel Walk Magic Sam
19. Slow Freight (Pt. 1) Bill Elliot Combo
20. Slow Freight (Pt. 2) Bill Elliot Combo
21. Off The Road Gus Jenkins
22. Congolese Tip Renaldo Jackson
23. The Push Hank Marr
24. Rowdy Dowdy Googie Rene
25. Weird Albert & Charles 
26. Truly Eldee Young
27. Cooter Bug Dave Hamilton
28. Feedbag Mac Rebennack
29. Black Cherry Spot Barnett

Disc Two     
1. Dyna Flow Albert King
2. Rockin' With The Kid  Earl Hooker
3. Let's Rock  Johnny Otis
4. Good Times Mac Rebennack
5. The Stumble Freddy King
6. Blue Carnegie  Jimmy Reed
7. Rattlesnake Boogie Jack Dupree
8. The Hawk Freddy Robinson
9. Big Bo's Twist Big Bo Thomas
10. Red River Shuffle  Haze Hart
11. Ram Bunk Shush Hank Marr
12. Don't Touch B.B. King
13. Why Don't You Do Right Herbie Mann
14. Hangout (Pt.1)  Sonny Thompson
15. Hangout (Pt.2) Sonny Thompson
16. You Can't Sit Down (Pt.1) Bill Doggett
17. You Can't Sit Down (Pt.2) Bill Doggett
18. Get It The Parkays
19. Watusi Freeze (Pt.1) Big Walter
20. Watusi Freeze (Pt.2) Big Walter
21. The Chicken Twist Herb Hardesty
22. Lonesome Harmonica  Ace Holder
23. The Squat Big Jay McNeely
24. Night Walk Jimmy Forrest
25. Midnight Shuffle Jump Jackson
26. Jamil (Pt.1) Daddy Goodloe
27. Jamil (Pt.2) Daddy Goodloe
28. Way Down Home Blues  Elliott Shavers
29. Night With Daddy G (Pt.1) The Church Street Five
30. Night With Daddy G (Pt.2) The Church Street Five

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