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Honky Tonk Part 1
The Train And The River Malaguena
Ghost Riders in the Sky Ramrod
No Trespassing
Stick Shift
Peter Gunn
Walk, Don't Run
Hey, Hey Baby
Lost John
Boll Weevil Song
Bird Dog
One Night
Good Golly, Miss Molly
Poison Ivy
Route 66
Smoke Stack Lightnin'
Oh Yea
I've Got Love If You Want It Little Queenie
I'm A Hog For You
Bo Diddley
I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man Who Do You Love
Bye Bye Johnny

You Really Got Me
I'm Ready
Heartbreak (It's Hurtin' Me)
If Lovin' Is Believing
El Loco Cha Cha
Louie Louie
The Slummer The Slum
Sack O' Woe
Won't Be Long
Manteca, Opus 16
One Mint Julep
You Can't Sit Down, Pt. 1
You Can't Sit Down, Pt.2
Room In Your Heart
Let The Sunshine In
The Hawk
Run Chicken Run
Turn 'Em On
Comin' Home Baby
All About My Girl
Sun Arise
Baby, Please Don't Go
Perdido Street Blues (edit)
The Train And The River

Country Line Special
Long Tall Sally
Too Much Monkey Business
Bald Headed Woman
I'm A Lover Not A Fighter
Beautiful Delilah
Driving on Bald Mountain
Long Tall Shorty
Milk Cow Blues
Hide And Seek
Dancing In The Streets
Batman Theme
Well-Tempered Clavier I #2
Out Of Nowhere
Twist And Shout
Hang on Sloopy
Rip It Up
Shakin' All Over
You Are My Sunshine
Mr. Wonderful
Day-O (Banana Boat Song)
A Pub With No Beer
Dry Bones
Baby Face
Denomination Blues Pt. 1




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RANDB033 The Kinks Beginnings 2
Story Of A Song

Possibly the most exciting riff in rock history; raw, dirty and totally infectious. You Really Got Me was a landmark recording: a breakthrough in sound that has echoed throughdozens of rock classics and become the blueprint for hard rock, heavy metal even, while its sloppy guitar solo pointed the way for punk rock.
No rock band is an island. The Kinks started writing at one of the most exciting times in popular music, when youngsters were hungry for new and obscure discs, mixing it up, learning all the time, trying it out in their front rooms. Here is the story of You Really Got Me.
CD One tells the story of this seminal record and charts its influences, some of them surprising. CD Two presents original versions of Kinks stage favourites.

  1. You Really Got Me Davies The Kinks Top Beat broadcast 1964
  2. I'm Ready Dixon Muddy Waters Chess 1579 Sep 1954
  3. Heartbreak (It's Hurtin' Me) John   Little Willie John King 5356 May 1960
  4. If Lovin' Is Believing Emerson Billy The Kid Emerson Sun 195 Jan 1954
  5. El Loco Cha Cha Ruiz Rene Touzet GNP 113 1956
  6. Louie Louie  Berry   The Kingsmen Shindig broadcast 1965
  7. The Slummer The Slum Pauling/Carter The 5 Royales King 5153 Sep 1958
  8. Sack O' Woe Adderley Ray Bryant Combo Columbia 41940 Dec 1960
  9. Won't Be Long J. Leslie McFarland Aretha Franklin w Ray Bryant  Columbia 41923 Nov 1960
  10. Manteca, Opus 16 Pozo Bill Russo & His Orchestra Roulette R52045 Mar 1960
  11. One Mint Julep Rudolph Toombs Ray Charles Impulse 200 Dec 1960
  12. You Can't Sit Down, Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 Upchurch/Muldrow Phil Upchurch Boyd 3398 1960 Upchurch/Muldrow Phil Upchurch Boyd 3398 1960
  13. Room In Your Heart Long Gladys Knight & The Pips Vee-Jay 386 1961
  14. Sticky Brown/Davis James Brown King 5485 Feb 1961
  15. Let The Sunshine In Randazzo Teddy Randazzo ABC 10228 Jun 1961
  16. The Hawk Hankins Freddy Robinson Queen 24005 1961
  17. Run Chicken Run Cooper/Wray Link Wray & The Wraymen Vermillion V1924 1962
  18. Turn 'Em On  Ousley King Curtis Capitol 4788 May 1962
  19. Jookin' Watts Noble Watts Enjoy 1008 1962
  20. Comin' Home Baby Dorough/Tucker Mel Torme Atlantic 2165 Sep 1962
  21. All About My Girl Jimmy McGriff Jimmy McGriff Sue 777 Dec 1962
  22. Sun Arise Harris Rolf Harris Columbia DB 4888 1962
  23. Baby, Please Don't Go Williams Mose Allison Columbia 41717 May 1961
  24. Perdido Street Blues (edit) Armstrong Johnny Dodds Columbia 698 Jul 1926
  25. Manteca Pozo Dizzy Gillespie Victor 20-3023 Dec 1947
  26. The Train And The River Giuffre Jimmy Giuffre Fontana TFE 17081 (UK) 1959
  1. Country Line Special Davies Cyril Davies Broadcast Feb 1963
  2. Long Tall Sally Blackwell/Penniman Little Richard Specialty 572 Apr 1956
  3. Too Much Monkey Business Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Chess 1635 Apr 1956
  4. Cadillac Ellas McDaniel Bo Diddley Checker LP 2977 Oct 1959
  5. Bald Headed Woman Trad Odetta Top Rank (UK) JKP 2043 Mar 1960
  6. I'm A Lover Not A Fighter Miller Lazy Lester Excello 2143 May 1958
  7. Naggin' West/Anderson Jimmy Anderson Stateside 10068 1962 (UK)
  8. Beautiful Delilah Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Chess 1697 Apr 1958
  9. Driving on Bald Mountain  Trad Odetta Top Rank (UK) JKP 2043 Mar 1960
  10. Long Tall Shorty Covay/Abramson The Shindogs Broadcast 1965
  11. Milk Cow Blues Arnold Ricky Nelson London 9266 (UK) 1960
  12. Hide And Seek Turner Bill Haley & His Comets Brunswick LP LAT 8139 1956
  13. Dancing In The Streets Stevenson/Gaye Martha and The Vandellas Broadcast 1964
  14. Batman Theme Hefti The Hullabaloo Dancers Broadcast 1965
  15. Well-Tempered Clavier I #2  J.S. Bach J.S. Bach n/a
  16. Out Of Nowhere Hayman/Green Tal Farlow Verve V-8123 1957
  17. Twist And Shout Russell/Medley The Isley Brothers Wand 124 1962
  18. Be-Bop-A-Lula Vincent/Davis Gene Vincent & Blue Caps Capitol 3450 Jul 1956
  19. Hang on Sloopy  Berns/Farrel The McCoys Shindig broadcast 1965
  20. Rip It Up Marascalco/Blackwell Elvis Presley HMV 305 (UK) Mar 1957
  21. Shakin' All Over Heath Johnny Kidd & The Pirates HMV 753 (UK) 1960
  22. You Are My Sunshine Davis Jimmie Davis Decca 5813 1940
  23. Mr. Wonderful Bock/Hoffener/Weiss Peggy Lee Brunswick 05671 1956
  24. Day-O (Banana Boat Song) Trad Harry Belafonte HMV 308 (UK) 1957
  25. A Pub With No Beer Gordon Parsons Slim Dusty Columbia DB 4212 (UK) 1959
  26. Louise Robin/Whiting Maurice Chevalier Victor 21918 1929
  27. Dry Bones Trad Delta Rhythm Boys Decca 8522 Dec 1940
  28. Baby Face Davis/Akst Little Richard Specialty 645 Oct 1956
  29. Denomination Blues Pt. 1 Washington Phillips Washington Phillips Columbia 145330 Dec 1927


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R008 The Kinks Beginnings

The Kinks emerged from the musical activities of brothers Ray and Dave Davies, born three years apart and raised in Muswell Hill, London. Their first musical incarnation was the Ray Davies Quartet, formed around 1960 with schoolmate Pete Quaife, and this line up, with various drummers, performed blues, folk and jazz at pubs and coffee houses mainly in the north London area. Guitar instrumentals, R&B and rock’n’roll songs were added to the set list as the band went through frequent name changes. This CD is a collection of the songs that were most influential on the sound of the early Kinks and is representative of the live repertoire of the band from the time immediately prior to their signing a recording contract with Pye Records in January 1964. The illustrated 24-page booklet includes essays by Doug Hinman and Nick Duckett and explains the relevance of each track to The Kinks.

1. Honky Tonk Bill Doggett
2. The Train And The River Jimmy Giuffre
3. Malaguena Chet Atkins
4. Ghost Riders in the Sky The Ramrods
5. Ramrod Duane Eddy
6. No Trespassing Ventures
7. Stick Shift The Duals
8. Wheels The String-A-Longs
9. Peter Gunn Duane Eddy
10. Walk, Don't Run The Ventures
11. Hey, Hey Baby Big Bill Broonzy
12. Angi Davey Graham
13. Lost John Lonnie Donegan
14. Boll Weevil Song Eddie Cochran
15. Bird Dog The Everly Brothers
16. One Night Elvis Presley
17. Good Golly, Miss Molly Little Richard
18. Money Barrett Strong
19. Poison Ivy The Coasters
20. Route 66 Chuck Berry
21. Smokestack Lightnin' Howlin' Wolf
22. Oh Yea Bo Diddley
23. I've Got Love If You Want It Slim Harpo
24. Little Queenie Chuck Berry
25. I'm A Hog For You The Coasters
26. Bo Diddley Bo Diddley
27. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man Muddy Waters
28. Who Do You Love Bo Diddley
29. Bye Bye Johnny Chuck Berry

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Rolling Stones Beginnings Vol 1: From Blue Boys To Playing Chess

For too long the Stones covers CD has been the province of freebie magazine cover-mounts and shoddy garage cheapies. No more. Because Rhythm And Blues Records are Doing It Right.
Following on from their well-received compilations covering the roots of rock’n’roll the R And B team shine a spotlight on the songs that shaped the Rolling Stones. Volume One covers 1962-1964, documenting how Little Blue Boy and the Blue Boys became first the Rollin’ Stones and then the Rolling Stones we know and love today. The journey takes us from reel-to-reel recordings in suburban front rooms via primitive London studios with egg-box soundproofing to the legendary Chess studios in Chicago. This compilation highlights the cover versions responsible for shaping the Stones sound, then and now.
Over twenty-five songs this CD features seminal artists such as Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Bo Diddley, Slim Harpo and Big Bill Broonzy as well as the lesser known Tampa Red, Will Bradley and Jazz Gillum. All tracks have been carefully remastered to optimise the sound. An extensively illustrated 28 page booklet features detailed sleevenotes from compilers Nick Duckett and Simon Wright, including a track-by-track commentary and an essay explaining the significance of each song to the Rolling Stones.
This is taken from the Introduction:
“The Stones started off as skinny white boys playing music written mostly by old black men. Forty-seven years later, covers are still essential to the Stones, both live and on record - even on the last few tours covers have been played respectfully, partly as public recognition of the bands roots but also because the Stones still enjoy playing the songs they grew up with. The Stones play classic R’n’B with an authority and rhythmic drive no other band has ever consistently matched - in Keith Richard's words they have both the rock and the roll. In recent years the Stones have even featured guests such as John Lee Hooker and Buddy Guy on high profile live dates. Here is a band that pays its dues.”

1. Blues Before Sunrise Leroy Carr
2. Wee Baby Blues Big Joe Turner
3. Confessin’ The Blues Walter Brown
4. I Can’t Be Satisfied Muddy Waters
5. Honest I Do Jimmy Reed
6. I Want To Be Loved Muddy Waters
7. Ain’t That Loving You Baby Jimmy Reed
8. I Just Make Love To You Muddy Waters
9. Diddley Daddy Bo Diddley
10. Roll Over Beethoven Chuck Berry
11. Cops and Robbers Boogaloo & His Gallant Crew
12. Pretty Thing Bo Diddley
13. Not Fade Away The Crickets
14. I’m Moving On Hank Snow
15. Route 66 Nat King Cole
16. Down The Road Apiece Will Bradley
17. Don’t Lie To Me Tampa Red
18. Tell Me Baby Big Bill Broonzy
19. Key To The Highway Jazz Gillum
20. I’m A King Bee Slim Harpo
21. Around and Around Chuck Berry
22. Mona Bo Diddley
23. Susie Q Dale Hawkins
24. CarolChuck Berry
25. You Can Make It If You Try Gene Allison

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R009 The Who Beginnings 1

Pete Townshend might have been the most articulate songwriter of his generation but like every other band of their era , The Who cut their teeth on cover versions which influenced how their sound developed. From their first gigs The Who were open to a wide range of influences including rhythm and blues, soul, country, jazz, surf, rock ’n’ roll and classical. And it’s all here, in great sound and with a full explanation of what every track meant to The Who.  At least three of the cover versions in this collection subsequently mutated into “originals” - see if you can spot them!

This CD analyses the songs and styles that inspired The Who and includes a fully illustrated 24-page booklet.

1. Got Love If You Want It Slim Harpo
2. Road Runner Bo Diddley
3. Bring It to Jerome Bo Diddley
4. A Young Man Mose Allison
5. Pretty Thing Bo Diddley
6. Spoonful Howlin' Wolf
7. Smoke Stack Lightnin' Howlin' Wolf
8. Money Barrett Strong
9. Ooh Poo Pah Doo Jessie Hill
10. You Can't Sit Down Phil Upchurch
11. Mannish Boy Muddy Waters
12. I Don't Mind James Brown
13. Daddy Rollin' Stone Otis Blackwell
14. Please, Please, Please James Brown
15. Love Hurts Roy Orbison
16. Just You And Me Darling James Brown
17 Runaround Sue Dion
18. Barbara Ann Regents
19.See See Rider Ray Charles
20.Hall Of The Mountain King Nero & The Gladiators
21. Land Of Hope And Glory The Goons
22. Eastern Journey  Tony Crombie
23. Bolero Reverie Tony Crombie
24. Bony Moronie Larry Williams
25. Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry
26. Rumble Link Wray

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R007 Rolling Stones Vol 2 - Yesterdays Papers

We know that the Stones built their early career on songs originally performed by The Holy Trinity - Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and Jimmy Reed. But did you know that the Stones also performed songs made famous by Elvis Presley, Ritchie Valens and the Shadows? It’s all here – fully documented and sounding terrific. We focus on the seminal years 1962- 1965 as the Stones evolved from duplicating the music made by their American idols and start to give it their own distinctive treatment. Even after fifty years these 27 tracks tells us a lot about the musical DNA of the Rolling Stones. Dig in!

A series of CDs analysing the songs and styles that inspired the Rolling Stones with fully illustrated 24-page booklet.

1. I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone Elvis Presley
2. Beautiful Delilah Chuck Berry
3. Bo Diddley Bo Diddley
4. I Ain't Got You Billy Boy Arnold
5. Dust My Blues Elmore James
6. Little Queenie Chuck Berry
7. Big Boss Man Jimmy Reed
8. Look What You've Done Muddy Waters
9. Hey Bo Diddley Bo Diddley
10. Memphis Chuck Berry
11. Bad Boy Eddie Taylor
12. Bright Lights, Big City Jimmy Reed
13. I'm A Hog For You The Coasters
14. Bye Bye Johnny Chuck Berry
15. I Know (I'm Alright) Bo Diddley
16. Don't Want No Woman Bobby "Blue" Bland
17. Close Together Jimmy Reed
18. Soon Forgotten Muddy Waters
19. Back In The USA Chuck Berry
20. Poison Ivy The Coasters
21. La Bamba Ritchie Valens
22. Money Barrett Strong
23. Apache The Shadows
24. Crackin' Up Bo Diddley
25. Come On Chuck Berry
26. Over You Aaron Neville
27. Road Runner Bo Diddley

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