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Latin rhythms have infiltrated every branch of popular music, but none has had such a wide ranging influence as the rumba. In post-war music, rumba is everywhere, from Little Richard’s Slippin’ and Slidin’ to the Clash’s Rock The Casbah and the Beatles’ Ballad Of John And Yoko. Its 3-2 clave rhythm, which Bo Diddley stylised and made into his very own, became an integral part of American popular music. It is this rhythm, combined with the cha-cha-cha and the New Orleans second line beat that formed the basis of the Stax and Motown sound and the more complex rhythms of funk in the 1960s. But where would rock and soul be without the cha-cha-cha? Satisfaction, Lady Marmalade, Louie Louie... And then there are the bossas, the boleros, the charlestons, the mambos, the sambas, they’re all here in spades in this series of CDs. Turn up the volume and put on your dancing shoes. All CDs include fully illustrated minimum 24 page booklets.

rumba Blues Gone Mambo

Soho 1961, Friday dinnertime.

Smells of warm, fresh bread are wafting over from Floris Hungarian bakery; of garlic, spicy meats and partridge pies from Belgian Butcher Benoit Bulcke. Eugenio is selling the best macaroni in town at King Bomba. And he says ‘London without Soho would be like a man without a heart.’ Over at the French in Dean Street. Gaston Berlemont is serving Pernod, Byrrh and Amer Picon. You might want to pick up a copy of ‘About Town’ magazine – I NEED that printed silk tie from John Michael. Soho is full of the kind of temptation Lucifer would offer for your soul ….Hell take me now!

While your dad’s generation settle for warm beer and pickled eggs at the local, your taste is for French and Italian styling. You are an Internationalist! Then of course there’s the American music. Transatlantic baby! The nearest you can get though, is Soho and its West End jazz clubs. You can dream of hearing Roland Kirk or Jack McDuff in New York, but for now Tubby Hayes at the Flamingo or Don Rendell at Klooks Kleek will suffice. The blinkers are off and there’s a whole new world to dig!

Compilation Nick Duckett
Sleeve Notes Paul ‘Smiler’ Anderson

SOHO '61
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Disc One  
  1. The One That Got Away  Emcee Five
  2. Jeannine Don Rendell
  3. Harry Flicks Harold McNair Quartet
  4. Southern Suite (Pt 1)  Jack Constanzo
  5. Out Of Cigarettes Bill McGuffie Quartet
  6. Just For Jan Wilton Gaynair Quintet
  7. R.T.H. Tubby Hayes Quartet
  8. Let's Slip Away Cleo Laine
  9. Hootin' The Jazz Five
  10. Tonal Joe Harriott Quintet
  11. Southern Horizons Harry South Big Band
  12. Fidel Shake Keane Quintet
  13. St. Thomas Dick Morrissey Quartet
  14. Daily Date John Dankworth
  15. Heather Mist Jimmy Deuchar
  16. I'm Gonna Go Fishin' Alex Welsh
  17. Haunted Jazzclub Ronnie Scott-Jimmy Deuchar
  18. Frenzy Tubby Hayes
  19. Blue Denham Dave Lee Orchestra


Disc Two  
  1. Mr. Kicks Eldee Young & Co.
  2. Hallelujah I Love Her So  Richard Groove Holmes
  3. Comin' Home Baby Dave Bailey Quintet
  4. Groove Yard Montgomery Brothers
  5. Tonk Art Farmer Quartet
  6. Soul Sister Harold Corbin
  7. Jivin' Time King Curtis
  8. Opportunity Chris Connor
  9. Makin' Out John Wright
  10. Miss Ann's Tempo Grant Green
  11. Sanctified Waltz Jack McDuff
  12. Little Liza Jane Red Holt
  13. Mamblue Sal Nistico
  14. Mo-Lasses Ray Bryant Septet
  15. Osie Mae Freddie Hubbard
  16. Charon's Ferry  Clarke Boland Big Band
  17. Preachin' Jazz Fred Ford
  18. Baby Lou Jimmy Drew



rumba Blues Gone Mambo

The mambo was born in Cuba in 1938, of African and European parentage. It arrived in New York ten years later via Havana and Mexico City. 1954 was the year of the mambo in America as dancers flocked to the ballrooms to see exciting new bands led by Machito, Tito Puente, Perez Prado and Tito Rodriguez. To cash in on the craze, record companies encouraged their R&B artists to come up with songs in a Latin vein and to include the word mambo in the title.

Latin rhythms have infiltrated every branch of popular music, but none has had such a wide ranging influence as the rumba. Its 3-3-2 rhythm, combined with the New Orleans second line beat, formed the basis of the Stax and Motown sound and the more complex rhythms of funk in the 1960s.

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Disc One  
  1. Annie's Mambo T.N.T. Tribble
  2. Cozy's Mambo Cozy Cole
  3. Mambo Blues Cherokee & Band
  4. The Crazy Mambo Classie Ballou
  5. Early Morning Mambo Billy Taylor Trio
  6. Hamp´s Mambo Lionel Hampton
  7. I Just Wanna Mambo Linda Hayes
  8. Night Train Mambo Jimmy Forrest
  9. Night Train Mambo J.J. Jones
  10. Mambo Train The Miracletones
  11. Perdido Mambo Larry Liggett
  12. Showboat Mambo Tiny Grimes
  13. Peter Gunn Mambo Jack Costanzo
  14. Robin's Mambo  Tony Martinez
  15. We Want to See Santa Mambo Big John Greer
  16. Mambo Blues Buddy Lucas
  17. Guitar Mambo Mickey Baker
  18. Mambo Baby Edna McGriff
  19. Mambo Indio Shake Keane
  20. Johnny Comes Marching Mambo Manny Duran
  21. Real Gone Mambo  Bill Doggett
  22. Mambo Beat Walter Ward
  23. Blues 'n' Mambo Chuck Higgins
  24. Mambo With Moody James Moody
  25. Bo Mambo Yma Sumac
  26. South Parkway Mambo The Bop-A-Loos
  27. Goza Mi Mambo Arcano
  28. Cuban Mambo Pérez Prado
  29. Mambo Blues Nat Brooks
  30. Jackie Mambo  Choker Campbell

Disc Two  
  1. Big Joe Mambo Fay Simmons
  2. Helena Mambo Rollee McGill
  3. Hi-Beam Mambo Charlie Ferguson
  4. After Hours Mambo  J.J. Jones
  5. Mambo Jungle  Mel Gray
  6. Blues King Mambo Harmonica ‘Harris
  7. Mambo Baby Dolly Wade
  8. Guitarambo Mickey Baker
  9. Filatone's Mambo  Lawrence Peel
  10. Mambo Classie Ballou
  11. Mambo Blues  Robert Banks
  12. Mamboogie Sonny Burke
  13. Mambino Kid King
  14. Sandman Mambo Chris Powell
  15. Clock Mambo Esther Sutherland
  16. Mambo's Got the Blues  Vin Strong
  17. Mambo Twist  Chaz + 2
  18. Don't Teach Me To Mambo Paul Williams
  19. Slide's Mambo  Buddy Johnson
  20. T-Town Mambo Ernie Fields
  21. Mambo Arribique  Otis Freeman
  22. Mambo Daddy The Celebrities
  23. St Louis Blues Mambo Ellie Russell
  24. Mambo Baby  The Five Tinos
  25. Junior's Mambo  Larry Liggett
  26. Avalon Mambo Gene Casey
  27. Dragnet Mambo Carlos Molina
  28. Lucky Mambo  Juan Toradez
  29. Judo Mambo Jimmy Smith
  30. Mambo Holiday Joe Holiday

Harry South 4CD Set

The studio is dark; voices can be heard approaching its main doors. Soon, a flick of a switch brings light, which reveals a white walled room full of musical instruments of every shape and size, glistening under the rays thrust upon them, all fighting for space with a plethora of recording equipment already set up. The voices heard earlier, now file in through the doors.

The room falls silent as a piano lid is lifted to reveal black and white keys that stare back at the man now carefully placing his long fingers upon them.

‘Ok chaps’ he says, ‘shall we give the first number a run through?’
The arranger had arrived, the process had begun…

Harry South may not be a household name in the UK, but among its jazz world of the 50s to the late 60s, it was held in very high esteem. Even when jazz fell into a sharp decline in the UK mainstream in the late 1960s, you couldn’t hold a man like Harry South back. By then, mainly writing for film, theatre and TV, he composed perhaps one of the most iconic television themes of all time – The Sweeney.

This set contains over 60 tracks all written by Harry, the majority of them from the decade 1956-1966 when British jazz was at its peak and ranges through soul jazz, bebop, Latin stylings and funky 60s big band sounds. The Harry South family have kindly allowed us to access their archives and most of the tracks are receiving their first release.

‘Sure, you can learn a lot listening to other people on record’, Tubby Hayes said in 1957, ‘but Harry taught me more than I ever got from records’.

The Songbook 4CD set
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Disc One
1. Bandbox Basil Kirchin 
2. Orient Line Tubby Hayes Orchestra
3. Dance Of The Aerophragytes Tubby Hayes Quartet
4. Message To The Messengers Tubby Hayes Quintet
5. Ode To Ernie  Tubby Hayes Quintet
6. Hall Hears The Blues Tubby Hayes Quintet
7. Slidin' Ronnie Ross Quintet
8. Jumpin' With Joe Joe Harriot Quintet
9. South Winds Humphrey Lyttelton  Band
10. Finger Snapper Humphrey Lyttelton  Band
11. Southern Horizons  Joe Harriot Sextet
12. Liggin' Joe Harriot Sextet
13. Cooling Off Harry South Big Band
14. Jazz at the Paris Harry South Big Band
15 The Goblin Harry South Big Band
Disc Two  
1. Minor Incident  Dick Morrissey Quartet
2. Poncho Harry South Big Band
3. Raga Harry South Big Band
4. Tribal Dance  Humphrey Lyttelton  Band
5. Reunion Humphrey Lyttelton  Band
6. Opening Time Humphrey Lyttelton  Band
7. Closing Time Harry South Big Band
8. The Sound of Seventeen Harry South Big Band
9. There And Back Harry South Big Band
10. Costa Fortuna Harry South Big Band
11. Afterthought Harry South Big Band
12. North Of The Soho Border Harry South Big Band
13. Last Orders Harry South Big Band
14. Birth of the Budd Roy Budd
15. El Schtuck Dick Morrissey Quartet
Disc Three  
1. Storm Warning Harry South Big Band
2. Newtyme Waltz Harry South Big Band
3. Six To One Bar Harry South Big Band
4. Limited Freedom  Harry South Big Band
5. Requiem for JB  Harry South Big Band
6. Strollin' South Joe Harriot Quintet
7. Harry's Theme Terry Smith
8. Themeology Harry South Big Band
9. Irresistible Force Harry South Big Band
10. The Rainy Season Harry South Big Band
11. Down the Line Harry South Big Band
12. The Limeys Harry South Big Band
13. Unidentified Track 1 Harry South Big Band
14. Unidentified Track 2 Harry South Big Band
15 Unidentified Track 3 Harry South Big Band
16. Blues In Harry South Big Band
17. Sound Of Seventeen Alan Grahame Big Band
Disc Four  
1. Pedals and Clusters  Harry South Big Band
2. One For The Woodwards Harry South Big Band
3. The Scandinavian Harry South Big Band
4. Black Eyed Peas Harry South Big Band
5. Full House Harry South Big Band
6. Parade Of The Paranoics Harry South Big Band
7. Royal Flush Harry South Big Band
8. The Sweeney Harry South Big Band
9. Return Trip  BYJO
10. Four Dimensions Of Greta Harry South Orchestra
11. Unidentified Track 4 Harry South Big Band
12. Unidentified Track 5 Harry South Big Band
13. Unidentified Track 6 Harry South Big Band
14. Charlie's Blues Jimmy Witherspoon
15 Southern Horizons NYJO
16. Come On The Blues NYJO
17. Signing Out Harry South

Soho Scene 62

In 1962, the London jazz scene was thriving but divided into two very different playing styles. The trad jazz scene was holed up at the 100 Club whereas just across the road at The Marquee, modernist dreams were fulfilled on Sunday evenings. If you wanted all night action, then you needed to head to The Flamingo Club in Wardour Street, where on dark and moody Saturdays, Soho’s underworld figures converged on the club for sessions that ran from midnight to 6am.

Dance crazes such as The Twist and The Madison were taking over the dance floors at various sophisticated venues in the West End. Modernists wouldn’t be seen here though; their clubs were usually unlicensed premises in dark smoky basements serving a chaste menu of Coca-Cola and hamburgers. A more soulful jazz sound was breaking through personified by The Flamingo’s house band, Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, whose style was based on the kind of tracks found on this LP.

Collected here on disc one are slabs of British quality along with influential American sounds on disc two from labels such as Impulse, Blue Note and Prestige. This album captures the period just before rhythm and blues would begin to emerge as the dominant club sound, forcing clubs like the Flamingo to change their music policy in order to survive.

Compilation Nick Duckett
Sleeve Notes Paul ‘Smiler’ Anderson

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Disc One

1. Manumission Don Rendell Quintet
2. Sack O' Woe Tony Coe Quintet
3. Lady E Tubby Hayes & The All Stars
4. Desperation Ronnie Scott/Jimmy Deuchar
5. Give Seven Bill McGuffie Quintet
6. Shepherd's Serenade Joe Harriott Quintet
7. Good Morning Judge  Ronnie Ross/Jazz Workshop
8. Charlie Is My Darling The British Jazz Trio
9. Quarterin' Al Fairweather & His Band
10. Yeah! Tubby Hayes Quintet
11. Ritual Victor Feldman All Stars
12. Home Brew Eddie Thompson Trio
13. Cannon Ball Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
14. Study for Jazz Quintet 1  Johnny Scott Quintet
15. Bossa Negra Shake Keane Quintet
16. Not So Blue Tony Coe Quintet
17. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting Al Fairweather & His Band
18. Tonal Joe Harriott Quintet
19. Back To The Barn Galt MacDermot
20. Screwball Alan Clare
21. Ruanda  Shake Keane Fivetet

Disc Two

1. Before Six Larry Frazier
2. Boss Tres Bien Quartette Tres Bien
3. Scootin' Sam Lazar Trio
4. Creole Walk Phil Guilbeau
5 Fire Down Below Ted Curson
6. After Six Larry Frazier
7. Funky Mama (Pt.1) Lou Donaldson
8. The Wave Lalo Schifrin
9. Camp Meetin' Don Wilkerson
10. The Shampoo Les McCann Ltd.
11. Strut John Wright
12. Raggedy Ann Lee Morgan Quintet
13. Out Of This World Kenny Burrell
14. Congo Call Prince Lasha Quintet
15. Unit 7 Sam Jones & Co
16. The Moor Man Johnny Lytle
17. El Toro Chico Hamilton
18. The Peeper Hank Crawford
19. Gemini (Pt. 1) Cannonball Adderley
20. Desmond Blue Paul Desmond

This neat double CD compilation takes a two-sided look at the kind of records that might have ignited both Dansettes and dance-floors for the hipper jazz fan...if you want a truly useful – and  playable – sampler showing how modern jazz captured public attentionbefore it embraced the eight-beat then look no further. And hats off to compiler Nick Duckett for his fine track choices. Very recommended. Simon Spillett Jazz Rag

In 1962, London was at a crossroads, musically. In the 1950s, trad jazz and skiffle dominated the live music scene. For the senior set, trad kept spirits high. For the young, skiffle provided an earthy refuge from British formality and modernity. By 1962, just before the breakout of R&B in London, modern jazz enthralled young and old alike. For many British modern jazzers, the music provided a more contemporary feel laced with New York intellectualism and cool.

The first CD features a wide range of London jazz artists, including Tubby Hayes, Don Rendell, Joe Harriott, Ronnie Ross, Victor Feldman and others. The second CD features 20 tracks of influential American jazz recordings in 1962. It's a nifty concept that provides a sturdy snapshot of the London jazz scene and its history before all the swinging began.

In all honesty, there isn't a bad track on this set. In the music you hear traces of drum-driven music favored by British mods, which would turn up in English rock and cinema scores in the years that followed. The American jazz tracks in 1962 place an emphasis on jazz-funk that paved the way for soul-jazz. It's fun to hear where this music was heading and how Brit jazz was influenced by it. Among the wonderful gems is Kenny Burrell's Out of This World, which will make your head turn completely around. Obviously, 1962 was a more important year for jazz than we realized in New York and London. As a side note, all of the tracks on this set sound crystal clear and spectacular. Not sure what they did to make them pop, but I wish all albums sounded this good.
Marc Myers JazzWax

The inner sleeve is worthy of an award in its own right and features exemplary discographical notes that other re-issue labels would do well to replicate. The genius of this type of compilation is that it captures a specific point in time and transports us back to a golden era of music that only a few were able to experience first hand first time round. For that accomplishment alone, we should be eternally grateful.
Tim Stenhouse UK Vibe

'This compilation shows how Latin music's irresistible rhythms first took hold of the blues and brought teenagers black and white on to the dance floor'.

Rumba Blues From The 1940s
Latin Music Shaping The Blues

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Disc One
1. Satan Does The Rhumba Erskine Hawkins And His Orchestra
2. Rhapsody In Rhumba  Cab Calloway
3. Rex Rhumba King Cole Trio
4. T-Bone Blues T-Bone Walker
5. De Laff's On You Louis Jordan
6. Conga Brava Duke Ellington
7. Holy Holy Roly-Poly Skeets Tolbert
8. Saratoga Rock Johnny Sparrow & His Bows & Arrows
9. Harlem Rhumbain' The Blues Hot Lips Page
10. Bongo Blues Russell Jacquet
11. Jesus Is A Rock In A Weary Land The Charioteers
12. Rhumboogie Freddie Slack with Will Bradley Trio
13. La Rumbantela Machito & His Afro-Cubans
14. Minor Jive Roy Eldridge
15. Death Letter Blues Jimmy Yancey
16. Porto Rico Bunk Johnson
17. Packing Up Getting Ready To Go The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
18. Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho The Delta Rhythm Boys
19. Ecstasy  Johnny Alston
20. In A Little Spanish Town Cecil Gant
21. He Don't Love Me Any More Helen Humes
22. Mo Pas Lemme Ca The Creole Serenaders
23. Round And Round The Valley Blue Lu Barker
24. Cuban Rhumbarini  Slim Gaillard Trio
25. Pasadena Rhumboogie Joe Lutcher
26. Rich-ual Dance  Buddy Rich

Disc Two
1. Tanya Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers
2. The Plain Old Down Home Blues T-Bone Walker
3. Blow Big Jay  Big Jay McNeely
4. Highway 75 Bill Hayes
5. Bang Bang Boogie  King Cole Trio
6. Calypso Daddy Jeanne Demetz w Johnny Alston
7. New Orleans Is My Home Ellis Walsh
8. Mardi Gras Joe Lutcher
9. Mardi Gras In New Orleans Professor Longhair
10. Oooh La La Paul Gayten
11. Carnival Day Dave Bartholomew
12. Bon Ton Roula Clarence Garlow
13. Freddie's Calypso Freddie Mitchell
14. I Declare This World The Jubalaires
15. Choo Choo The Four Vagabonds
16. Sweet Georgia Brown Brother Bones
17. Manteca Dizzy Gillespie
18. Rhumba Blues King Cole Trio
19. Run Joe Louis Jordan
20. Puerto Vootie Slim Gaillard Trio
21. Back Yard Affair Sonny Thompson
22. Back Home Blues Lowell Fulsom
23. Earl's Rhumboogie Earl Bostic
24. Who's Been Jivin' You A87 Jimmy Witherspoon
25. Drunk Or Sober Goree Carter
26. Mango Blues T.J. Fowler
27. Shake 'Em Up Buddy Johnson

Disc Three
1. Bongo Cito Slim Gaillard Trio
2. Mambo No. 5 Pérez Prado
3. Bongo Blues Dee Williams Sextette
4. Frenesi Freddie Mitchell
5. Push-Ka-Pee She Pie Louis Jordan
6. Hey Little Girl Professor Longhair
7. Hey Pretty Baby Erskine Hawkins
8. Hey Mama!  Joe Liggins
9. Hey Little Girl  Paul Gayten
10. Hey Now Baby Professor Longhair
11. Tropical Fever Russell Jacquet
12. Messy Bessy Dave Bartholomew
13. Jumpin' At The Mardi Gras Joe Lutcher And His Orchestra
14. One, Two, Three Kick Blues Tiny Bradshaw
15. That's Your Last Boogie Joe Swift w Johnny Otis Orchestra
16. Sarah, Sarah! King Perry
17. Mean Old World Blues T-Bone Walker
18. Whose Hat Is That Roy Brown
19. The Blues Rock Texas Johnny Brown
20. Growing Old Smiley Lewis
21. Ah Cubanas Dave Bartholomew
22. Mexican Reminescences Champion Jack Dupree
23. Go Bongo King Cole Trio
24. Sunday Mornin' Blues Edgar Hayes
25. Tia Juana Joe Morris
26. The Mojo Sax Mallard
27. Waga Waga Frantic Fay Thomas

Disc Four
1. Calypso Blues King Cole Trio
2. Tondelayo Big Jay McNeely
3. Wait Now  King Perry
4. Longhair's Blues-Rhumba Professor Longhair
5. Early In The Morning Louis Jordan
6. I Wish You Were Mine T-Bone Walker
7. Long Gone  Sonny Thompson
8. Jesus Met The Woman At The Well The Pilgrim Travelers
9. St Louis Blues The Jubalaires
10. Shadrack The Golden Gate Quartet
11. I Can't Be Satisfied Muddy Waters
12. Bull Fiddle Boogie Pee Wee King
13. Take A Ride Joe Lutcher
14. The Rhumba Blues Skeets Tolbert
15. Bum Mae Dave Bartholomew
16. Blues After Hours Pee Wee Crayton
17. Opportunity Erskine Hawkins
18. Blue Shadows Lowell Fulsom
19. Laguna Oroonee Slim Gaillard
20. You Shouldn't Paul Gayten
21. El Ritmo Little Brother Montgomery
22. Fascination Joe Liggins
23. Rhumba Boogie Woogie Cecil Gant
24. Bongo Boogie Texas Johnny Brown
25. Tenderly Lynn Hope
26. Bahama Joe Louis Jordan
27. Fat Meat 'n' Greens Edgar Hayes

Dancin' Fever

This is a delicious 2CD production with a 28-page booklet choked with information, pictures (the Earl Palmer one is terrific) and a discography that indicates the rhythm pattern associated with the song. The appendix gives instruction on how to speak aloud the rhythm of the beats and tap out the accented beats with your hands (difficult or what?)...Let me assure you on the majority of tracks my foot jumps and I want to dance...The tracks do not appear to be common to the vast amount of PD releases...CD 2 is very interesting with a different feel to your normal run of the mill PD...due to their late 50s/early 60s recording dates...It’s the more obscure tracks...that grab you...The number one and most essential is the quality of the recordings. They are first class and on a personal note, I now have the best copy in my collection of ‘The Freeze’ by Albert Collins. There is a lot to discover and long established collectors will have the opportunity to refresh their musical diet by checking this compilation out. Highly recommended to all.
Keith Scoffham Blues & Rhythm

R012 Dancin’ Fever 1956-1961

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Disc One
1. I'm A Lover Not A Fighter Lazy Lester 1958
2. I've Got Love If You Want It Slim Harpo 1957
3. Got My Mojo Working Muddy Waters 1957
4. Susie Q Dale Hawkins 1957
5. Jump Jack, Jump! Wynona Carr 1956
6. The Crawl Guitar Junior 1957
7. King Kong Big "T" Tyler 1957
8. The Greasy Chicken Andre Williams 1957
9. Arabian Love Call Art Neville 1958
10. Do You Wanna Dance Bobby Freeman 1958
11. Ruby Lee B.B. King 1956
12. When I Meet My Girl Tommy Ridgley 1957
13. I'm Walking Fats Domino 1957
14. For You My Love Paul Gayten 1957
15. Summertime Blues Eddie Cochran 1958
16. Louie, Louie Richard Berry 1957
17. Wicked Old Fever Charles Mad Dog Sheffield 1956
18. Ram Bunk Shush Bill Doggett 1956
19. Good Mornin' Baby Smokey Hogg 1957
20. All Your Love Otis Rush 1958
21. The Wrong Woman Champion Jack Dupree 1957
22. Frenzy Screamin' Jay Hawkins 1957
23. Hush Your Mouth Bo Diddley 1958
24. Bad Boy Larry Williams 1958
25. Pig Tails And Ribbons Leonard Carbo 1958
26. She's Mine All Mine Eddie Lang 1958
27. Tell Me Pretty Baby Screamin' Joe Neal 1958
28. Tequila The Champs 1957
29. It's So Fine Lavern Baker 1957
30. The Freeze Albert Collins 1958
31. Guitar Cha Cha Cha Memphis Slim 1958
32. Star-o Harry Belafonte 1955

Disc Two
1. What'd I Say Pt 1 Ray Charles 1959
2. Mary Ann Texas Ray 1960
3. The Girl That Radiates That Charm Arthur Alexander 1960
4. Messin' With The Kid Junior Wells 1960
5. Where's My Money Willie Jones 1960
6. Heartbreak Little Willie John 1960
7. Raw-Hide Link Wray & The Wraymen 1959
8. And I Do Just What I Want James Brown 1960
9. Hurricane Davey Cortez 1961
10. I Don't Know Ruth Brown 1959
11. Poison Ivy The Coasters 1959
12. Let The Sunshine In Teddy Randazzo 1961
13. Voodoo Woman Curtis Knight 1961
14. Only Sixteen Tal Miller 1958
15. Congolese Tip Renaldo Jackson 1961
16. Hey Little Woman The Orioles 1961
17. You Knows What To Do Barrett Strong 1960
18. Educated Fool Charles Brown & Amos Milburn 1959
19. St Louis Blues The Isley Brothers 1959
20. Topsy Pt 2 Cozy Cole 1958
21. Night Train To Memphis Bobby Hebb 1960
22. Shoo-Doo Andre Williams 1961
23. Cha Cha Cha Blues Phil Upchurch 1961
24. Gully Hully Buddy Guy 1960
25. Frisco Louis Brooks & His Hi-Toppers 1958
26. Well The Olympics 1958
27. Yours Truly Ford Eaglin 1960
28. Mad Lad Chuck Berry 1960
29. I Wanna Holler Gary U.S. Bonds 1960
30. We Like Birdland Huey "Piano" Smith 1962

Rumba Blues

This is slippery and seductive music with that tricky undercurrrent that rumba beats bring, and to hear how these diverse musicians adapted and bent it to their own styles is just a whole heap of fun. More than that though, if you take the time to read the liner note essay, this collection is instructive history. But history that will put a smile on your face and dip in your step. Elsewhere.co.nz

I thoroughly recommend this one…all tracks are pretty great…a really excellent compilation…contains tracks you wouldn’t necessarily associate with latin music…it messes together very, very well.
Mark Lamarr BBC Radio 2

RANDB010 Rumba Blues 1940-1952

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1. That’s Your Last Boogie Joe Swift with Johnny Otis Orchestra 1948
2. T-Bone Blues T-Bone Walker with Les Hite Orchestra 1940
3. Daybreak Pee Wee Crayton 1951
4. Fat Meat 'n' Greens Edgar Hayes 1949
5. Mambo Boogie Johnny Otis Orchestra 1951
6. Back Home Blues Lowell Fulson 1950
7. Cuba Doll Lloyd Glenn 1952
8. Heartbreaker Ray Charles 1953
9. Hound Dog Big Mama Thornton 1953
10. Woke Up This Morning B.B. King 1953
11. Hey Now Baby Professor Longhair 1949
12. Country Boy Dave Bartholomew 1953
13. Bon Ton Roula Clarence Garlow 1950
14. Jock-O-Mo Sugar Boy Crawford 1954
15. Mardi Gras In New Orleans Fats Domino 1949
16. Tell Me Pretty Baby Lloyd Price 1953
17. Hey Little Girl Billy Wright 1951
18. Banana Split Kid King’s Combo 1953
19. Early In The Morning Louis Jordan And His Timpani Five 1948
20. I Come From Jamaica Chris Powell’s Five Blue Flames 1952
21. Jumping With The Rhumba Sonny Thompson 1951
22. My Baby’s Gone The Ray-O-Vacs 1951
23. Rhumba Blues Skeets Tolbert 1942
24. Roll And Rumba Jimmy Reed 1953
25. I Can’t Be Satisfied Muddy Waters 1948
26. Mexican Reminiscences Champion Jack Dupree 1946

mambo Years

This little gem… the extensive, well-written accompanying notes could usefully be used by anyone lecturing on the subjects.
Brian Smith R2

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If this collection doesn’t put an umbrella in your pina colada then you should see a doctor. There’s the genuinely hard-core instrumental Latin gems bristling with brass such as the Griffin Brothers with Griff’s Mambo, and Illinois Jacquet’s terrific sexy sax on Mambocito Mio. And if you’re thinking this might be all snake hips and exotic women’s hats piled with fruit, there are even Latin tracks from Chuck Berry, Howlin’ Wolf and Elmore James. As a collection to dance to, this is a brilliant idea. Olé! Git down and boogie…er…mambo.
Blues Matters

RANDB012 The Mambo Years 1952-1956

1. Baby Please Don't Go Rose Mitchell 1953
2. Thirteen Women Dickie Thompson 1953
3. Griff's Mambo Griffin Brothers 1953
4. I Cried Jimmy McCracklin 1953
5. I Feel So Bad Chuck Willis 1954
6. Dye-Oooh Mambo Chuck Higgins 1954
7. Salty Dog Marvin Phillips 1954
8. Lovey Dovey The Clovers 1953
9. Mambocito Mio Illinois Jacquet 1954
10. Mambo Baby To-Nite Candy Rivers & The Falcons 1954
11. New Kind Of Mambo Big Maybelle 1954
12. Mambo Baby Ruth Brown 1954
13. Mambo Gunch Chris Powell & The Blue Flames 1954
14. Let's Babalu The Platters & Linda Hayes 1954
15. Mambo Joe Houston 1955
16. Here Comes The Train Bob Roubain with Cliffie Stone 1955
17. Mambo Blues Duke Jenkins 1955
18. One Night Smiley Lewis 1955
19. We Like Mambo Huey "Piano" Smith 1955
20. Hey, Bo Eddie Bo 1956
21. Blow Wind Blow Junior Gordon 1956
22. Slippin' And Slidin' Little Richard 1956
23. Thirty Days Clyde McPhatter 1956
24. Can't Stop Loving Elmore James 1953
25. Congo Mombo Guitar Gable 1956
26. Evil Howlin' Wolf 1954
27. Bo Diddley (take 2) Bo Diddley 1955
28. Mambo Chillun John Lee Hooker 1955
29. Drifting Heart Chuck Berry 1956
30. Harlem Nocturne Neil Lewis and His Quintet 1954

Rumba Jazz

This double CD is a down-for-double delight...booklet is an example of how all such re-issue documentation ought to be: enlightening yet concise, with a sparkling mix of disc labels, vintage photos, sheet music and posters. It’s easily readable and well laid-out...Big Noise From Winnetka has never sounded so hi-fi...a delight throughout, this 2-disc conurbation of how many of our solid sender faves embraced the South American influence. It’s varied in artists and moods..most of it really swings too. And the whole package costing less than most single CDs. Ay-Ay!
Andy Simons IAJRC

RANDB009 Rumba Jazz

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Africa and Latin America together have moulded American popular music since the beginning of the twentieth century. African influences have led to the development of jazz, gospel and blues while successive waves of dance music from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Jamaica have largely determined its rhythm. Dance forms and musical stylings such as habanera, bolero, tango, rumba, conga, samba, baion, calypso, mambo, charleston, cha-cha-cha, bossa nova and twistall have their origins outside the USA. This compilation aims to demonstrate just how far back the roots of Latin jazz stretch, well beyond the partnership that Dizzy Gillespie forged with Chano Pozo in founding cubop, the post-war marriage of bebop with Cuban music.

Disc One - Tango-Ragtime-Rumba-Samba
1. New St Louis Blues Johnny Dodds 1927
2. La Rosita Eddie South 1927
3. Rumba Negro Bennie Moten 1929
4. Admiration The Jungle Band 1930
5. Memphis Blues James Reese Europe 1919
6. Charleston, South Carolina Lovie Austin 1924
7. The Peanut Vendor Louis Armstrong 1931
8. Ubangi Man Charles Lavere 1935
9. Under The Creole Moon Noble Sissle 1934
10. El Manisero Don Azpiazu 1930
11. Masabi Alberto Socarras 1935
12. The Music Goes Round And Round Augusto Coén 1936
13. Take Me Away From The River Fletcher Henderson 1932
14. Danzon Carl Kress 1934
15. Heat Wave Joe Venuti 1933
16. Porto Rican Chaos Duke Ellington 1935
17. The Carioca Movita Castaneda 1933
18. Brazil Fred Waring 1942
19. Baia Bing Crosby 1944
20. South American Way Carmen Miranda 1939
21. Big Noise From Winnetka Bauduc and Haggart 1938
22. Tabou The Lecuona Cuban Boys 1936
23. Egyptian Fantasy Sidney Bechet 1941
24. Sous Les Palmiers The Haitian Orchestra 1939
25. The Crave Jelly Roll Morton 1939
26. Blues In C Sharp Minor Teddy Wilson 1936

Disc Two - When Satan Does The Rhumba
1. Satan Does The Rhumba Erskine Hawkins 1939
2. The Daughter Of A Planter From Havana Louis Armstrong 1937
3. The Rhumba Jumps Glenn Miller 1939
4. Lady In Red Xavier Cugat 1939
5. The Weekend Of A Private Secretary Mildred Bailey 1938
6. Sing, Sing, Sing Benny Goodman 1937
7. Jungle Dreams Artie Shaw 1938
8. Harlem Rhumbain' The Blues Hot Lips Page 1940
9. Cuban Boogie Woogie Andy Kirk 1941
10. Rhumboogie Bob Zurke 1940
11. Yancey Special Bob Crosby 1938
12. Surrealism Charlie Barnet 1937
13. Mamacita Fats Waller 1940
14. Begin The Beguine Art Tatum 1940
15. Perfidia Gene Krupa 1940
16. Conga Brava Duke Ellington 1940
17. El Maraquero Antobal's Cubans 1936
18. La Conga En Nueva York Desi Arnaz 1939
19. Chili Con Conga Cab Calloway 1939
20. Cuban Swing Joe Daniel 1938
21. Los Hijos De Buda Edmundo Ros 1941
22. Rhumba In The Dark John Kirby 1941
23. Nague Machito 1941
24. Besame Mucho Edmond Hall 1944
25. Porto Rico Bunk Johnson 1945
26. Las Chiapanecas Woody Herman 1941

Rumba Doo-Wop Vol 1

Rumba Doo-Wop Vol 2

Disc One

1 Help Me The Aladdins
2 Somebody Changed The Lock The Empires
3 Zindy Lou The Chimes
4 Jingle Jangle The Penguins
5 That's The Way I Like It The Queens
6 When You Dance The Turbans
7 Mardi Gras Mambo The Hawketts
8 Hot Mama The Chanters
9 You Know I Can't Refuse The Five Dollars
10 Do-Be-Do-Be-Wop-Wop The Squires
11 Witchcraft The Spiders
12 Lips Red As Wine The Colts
13 Don’t Do That The Five Tinos
14 Day By Day The Four Freshmen
15 Rollin' Stone The Marigolds
16 Gumbo Mambo The Larke Sisters
17 Grand, Nice, Swell The Ebony Moods
18 Chop Chop Boom The Danderliers
19 Morocco Chant The Moroccos
20 Going Down to Tia Juana The Don Juans
21 Rock It, Davy, Rock It The Jaguars
22 Cha Cha Baby The New Yorkers 5
23 Yacka Hoom Boom The Savoys
24 Cigareetos The Orioles
25 Laverne The Earls
26 Ay Si Si The Dootones
27 Mambo Baby To-Nite The Falcons
28 Watussi Wussi Wu The Tenderfoots
29 Cool, Mambo The Sheppards
30 Red Hots and Chili Mac The Moroccos
31 Man From Utopia The Vel-Aires

Disc Two

1 Brazil The Coasters
2 Goin' Goin' Gone The Jewels
3 Patricia The Rhythm Masters
4 Choo Choo The Cardinals
5 Everybody's Whalin' The Rhythm Aces
6 Gift O' Gabbin' Woman The Nutmegs
7 Stranded In The Jungle The Jayhawks
8 Don't Worry About A Thing The Sweet Teens
9 Cha Jezabel The Notes
10 All My Love Belongs To You The Joytones
11 A Fallen Tear The El Dorados
12 Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Wop The El Capris
13 A-1 In My Heart The Spiders
14 Mambo Fiesta The Calvaes
15 Watusi The Pharaohs
16 Gotta Have You Baby The Combonettes
17 Let's Do The Razzle-Dazzle The Rip Chords
18 I'm Yours The Mellows
19 Last Night The Starlighters
20 Cotton Pickin' Hands The Dukes
21 Show Me The Merengue The Hearts
22 It Was a Night Like This The Turbans
23 So Good The Playboys
24 Tonight The Supremes
25 Mexico Bound The Champions
26 Out Of The Picture The Robins
27 Smooth, Slow And Easy The Drivers
28 Ain't She Got Nerve The Mellows
29 Last Ride The Dukes
30 Down In Mexico The Coasters
31 In Paradise The Cookies

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