R&B No. 1s of the '50s (6-CD)

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R&B No. 1s of the '50s (6-CD)
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  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2014
  • Label: Acrobat

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.I Almost Lost My Mind - Ivory Joe Hunter
  • 2.Double Crossing Blues - Johnny Otis Quintette, The Robins and Little Esther
  • 3.Mistrusting Blues - Little Esther with Mel Walker & The Johnny Otis Orchestra
  • 4.I Need You So - Ivory Joe Hunter
  • 5.Pink Champagne - Joe Liggins and His Honeydrippers
  • 6.Cupid Boogie - Johnny Otis OrchestraLittle Esther and Mel Walker
  • 7.Hard Luck Blues - Roy Brown
  • 8.Mona Lisa - Nat "King" Cole
  • 9.Blue Light Boogie (Parts 1 & 2) - Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
  • 10.Blue Shadows - Lowell Fulson
  • 11.Anytime Anyplace Anywhere - Joe Morris Orchestra
  • 12.Please Send Me Someone To Love - Percy Mayfield
  • 13.Teardrops From My Eyes - Ruth Brown
  • 14.Bad Bad Whiskey - Amos Milburn
  • 15.Black Night - Charles Brown
  • 16.Rocket 88 - Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats
  • 17.Chica Boo - Lloyd Glenn
  • 18.Sixty Minute Man - The Dominoes
  • 19.Don?t You Know I Love You - The Clovers
  • 20.The Glory Of Love - The Five Keys
  • 21.T' 99 Blues - Jimmie Nelson & The Peter Rabbit Trio
  • 22.Fool Fool Fool - The Clovers
  • 23.I Got Loaded - "Peppermint" Harris
  • 24.I'm In The Mood - John Lee Hooker

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Because Of You - Tab Smith and His Orchestra
  • 2.Flamingo - Earl Bostic and His Orchestra
  • 3.Weepin' And Cryin' - Griffin Brothers Orchestra
  • 4.Cry - Johnnie Ray & The Four Lads
  • 5.Three O'Clock Blues - B.B. King
  • 6.Night Train - Jimmy Forrest
  • 7.Booted - Roscoe Gordon
  • 8.5-10-15 Hours - Ruth Brown
  • 9.Have Mercy Baby - The Dominoes
  • 10.Goin' Home - Fats Domino
  • 11.Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price
  • 12.Mary Jo - Four Blazes
  • 13.Ting-A-Ling - The Clovers
  • 14.My Song - Johnny Ace
  • 15.Juke - Little Walter
  • 16.Five Long Years - Eddie Boyd
  • 17.You Know I Love You - B.B. King
  • 18.I Don't Know - Willie Mabon And His Combo
  • 19.Baby Don't Do It - The Five Royales
  • 20.(Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown
  • 21.Hound Dog - Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton"
  • 22.I'm Mad - Willie Mabon and His Combo"
  • 23.Help Me Somebody - The Five Royales
  • 24.Please Love Me - B.B. King
  • 25.The Clock - Johnny Ace

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Crying In The Chapel - The Orioles
  • 2.Shake A Hand - Faye Adams
  • 3.Money Honey - Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters
  • 4.Honey Hush - Big Joe Turner
  • 5.The Things That I Used To Do - Guitar Slim
  • 6.I'll Be True - Faye Adams
  • 7.You'll Never Walk Alone - Roy Hamilton
  • 8.Work With Me Annie - The Midnighters
  • 9.Shake Rattle And Roll - Big Joe Turner
  • 10.Honey Love - The Drifters feat. Clyde McPhatter
  • 11.Oh What A Dream - Ruth Brown
  • 12.Annie Had A Baby - The Midnighters
  • 13.It Hurts Me To My Heart - Faye Adams
  • 14.Mambo Baby - Ruth Brown
  • 15.Hearts Of Stone - The Charms
  • 16.You Upset Me Baby - B.B. King
  • 17.Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) - The Penguins
  • 18.Sincerely - The Moonglows
  • 19.Pledging My Love - Johnny Ace
  • 20.The Wallflower (Dance With Me Henry) - Etta James
  • 21.My Babe - Little Walter
  • 22.I Got A Woman - Ray Charles
  • 23.Unchained Melody - Roy Hamilton
  • 24.Ain't That A Shame - Fats Domino
  • 25.Unchained Melody - Al Hibbler

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
  • 2.A Fool For You - Ray Charles
  • 3.Maybellene - Chuck Berry
  • 4.Only You (And You Alone) - The Platters
  • 5.All By Myself - Fats Domino
  • 6.Hands Off - Jay McShann And His Orchestra
  • 7.Poor Me - Fats Domino
  • 8.Adorable - The Drifters
  • 9.The Great Pretender - The Platters
  • 10.At My Front Door - The El Dorados
  • 11.Why Do Fools Fall In Love - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
  • 12.Drown In My Own Tears - Ray Charles
  • 13.Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
  • 14.I'm In Love Again - Fats Domino
  • 15.Fever - Little Willie John
  • 16.Treasure Of Love - Clyde McPhatter
  • 17.Rip It Up - Little Richard
  • 18.My Prayer - The Platters
  • 19.Honky Tonk (Parts 1 & 2) - Bill Doggett
  • 20.Let The Good Times Roll - Shirley & Lee
  • 21.Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
  • 22.Don?t Be Cruel - Elvis Presley
  • 23.Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
  • 24.Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter
  • 25.Blue Monday - Fats Domino
  • 26.Jim Dandy - Lavern Baker
  • 27.Love Is Strange - Mickey & Sylvia
  • 28.I'm Walkin' - Fats Domino

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Lucille - Little Richard
  • 2.School Day - Chuck Berry
  • 3.All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
  • 4.Young Blood - The Coasters
  • 5.Searchin' - The Coasters
  • 6.C.C. Rider - Chuck Willis
  • 7.Short Fat Fannie - Larry Williams
  • 8.Send For Me - Nat "King" Cole
  • 9.Further Up The Road - Bobby "Blue" Bland
  • 10.(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley
  • 11.Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 12.Long Lonely Nights - Clyde McPhatter
  • 13.Diana - Paul Anka
  • 14.Mr. Lee - The Bobbettes
  • 15.Honeycomb - Jimmie Rodgers
  • 16.Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
  • 17.Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers
  • 18.You Send Me - Sam Cooke
  • 19.At The Hop - Danny & the Juniors
  • 20.Raunchy - Ernie Freeman
  • 21.Raunchy - Bill Justis
  • 22.I'll Come Running Back To You - Sam Cooke
  • 23.Get A Job - The Silhouettes
  • 24.Sweet Little Sixteen - Chuck Berry
  • 25.Tequila - The Champs
  • 26.Twilight Time - The Platters
  • 27.Wear My Ring Around Your Neck - Elvis Presley
  • 28.All I Have To Do Is Dream - The Everly Brothers
  • 29.Witch Doctor - David Seville

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.Yakety Yak - The Coasters
  • 2.What Am I Living For - Chuck Willis
  • 3.Splish Splash - Bobby Darin
  • 4.Patricia - Perez Prado
  • 5.Just A Dream - Jimmy Clanton
  • 6.Little Star - The Elegants
  • 7.When - The Kalin Twins
  • 8.It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards
  • 9.Rock-In Robin - Bobby Day
  • 10.Topsy Part 2 - Cozy Cole
  • 11.A Lover's Question - Clyde McPhatter
  • 12.Lonely Teardrops - Jackie Wilson
  • 13.Try Me - James Brown
  • 14.Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price
  • 15.It's Just A Matter Of Time - Brook Benton
  • 16.Kansas City - Wilbert Harrison
  • 17.Personality - Lloyd Price
  • 18.There Goes My Baby - The Drifters
  • 19.What'd I Say (Part 1) - Ray Charles
  • 20.Thank You Pretty Baby - Brook Benton
  • 21.I'm Gonna Get Married - Lloyd Price
  • 22.I Want To Walk You Home - Fats Domino
  • 23.Poison Ivy - The Coasters
  • 24.Sea Of Love - Phil Phillips
  • 25.You Better Know It - Jackie Wilson
  • 26.So Many Ways - Brook Benton
  • 27.Don't You Know? - Della Reese
  • 28.The Clouds - The Spacemen

Product Description:

A few months ago, Acrobat released 'The Country No. 1s of the '50s', and here we follow up by doing the same for the R&B market, with a 159-track 6-CD collection that includes every record that made the No. 1 spot in the Billboard R&B Best Sellers, Airplay and Jukebox charts during the 1950s. It traces a fascinating musical journey, encompassing every shade of the R&B scene, from pure blues, through jump blues and honking R&B, to the vocal groups and doowop outfits, and the material that heralded the dawn of the rock 'n' roll era. In the later decades the crossover between R&B and R&R saw many of the major chart names topping the R&B chart alongside the specialist R&B and early soul, so it's a truly eclectic and always highly entertaining mix of styles and influences. It will appeal not only to R&B collectors, but also anyone interested in the background to today's popular music, highlighting as it does, many of the recordings that influenced and then provided the landmarks in its development.

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  • Sales Rank: 26,424
  • UPC: 824046600327
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