Roots of Rhythm and Blues [Fremeaux & Associes]

Roots of Rhythm and Blues [Fremeaux & Associes]


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Spread over two discs and a total of 36 tracks, Roots of Rhythm & Blues profiles rock & roll's predecessor with a potent and key mix of blues, swing (combo and big band), and jump blues from mostly the '40s. And the variety is never lacking, as T-Bone Walker delivers his dirty-guitar blues alongside Charles Brown's congenial piano-bar musings. The mix is a dizzying -- yet still cogent -- array of musical genius, taking in a the likes of Billy Eckstine, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Louis Jordan, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Joe Liggins, Dinah Washington, Lionel Hampton, and Wynonie Harris, among many others. Whether your vote for most important figure is Big "Joe" Turner or maybe even Johnny Otis, this R&B primer will go a long way in getting you up to speed on one of modern music's most vital eras.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2001
Label: Fremeaux & Assoc. Fr
UPC: 3448960205023
catalogNumber: 50

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ivory Joe Hunter   Track Performer
Roy Milton   Drums,Vocals
Johnny Otis   Drums
Big Joe Turner   Vocals
Ella Mae Morse   Vocals
Earl Bostic   Alto Saxophone
Bill Doggett   Piano
Joe Liggins   Piano,Vocals
Gene Ammons   Piano,Tenor Saxophone
Paul Bascomb   Tenor Saxophone
Count Basie   Piano
Milt Buckner   Piano
Buck Clayton   Trumpet
Curtis Counce   Bass
Billy Eckstine   Vocals
Harry Edison   Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie   Trumpet
Dexter Gordon   Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Lionel Hampton   Vibes
Erskine Hawkins   Trumpet
Johnny Hodges   Alto Saxophone
Helen Humes   Vocals
Milt Jackson   Vibes
Illinois Jacquet   Tenor Saxophone
Peter Johnson   Piano
Julia Lee   Piano,Vocals
Lucky Millinder   Leader
Charles Mingus   Bass
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Leo Parker   Baritone Saxophone
Bud Powell   Piano
Specs Powell   Drums
Marshall Royal   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Rushing   Vocals
Buddy Tate   Tenor Saxophone
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Dinah Washington   Vocals
Ben Webster   Tenor Saxophone
Cootie Williams   Trumpet
Irving Ashby   Guitar
Eddie Barefield   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Julian Dash   Tenor Saxophone
Russell Jacquet   Trumpet
Buddy Johnson   Piano
Oscar Moore   Guitar
Benny Morton   Trombone
Tommy Potter   Bass
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Freddie Slack   Piano
Jack Marshall   Guitar
Walter Brown   Vocals
Cecil Gant   Piano,Vocals
Mike Bryan   Guitar
Ella Johnson   Vocals
Mary Lou Williams   Piano
T-Bone Walker   Guitar,Vocals
Teddy Bunn   Guitar
Trummy Young   Trombone
Gene Ramey   Bass
Israel Crosby   Bass
Sonny Greer   Drums
George Duvivier   Bass
Jack McVea   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Gus Aiken   Trumpet
Vernon Alley   Bass
William Austin   Piano
Taswell Baird   Trombone
Harold Baker   Trumpet
Wilbert Barranco   Piano
Dallas Bartley   Bass
Art Blakey   Drums
Abe Bolar   Bass
Dalbert Bright   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Gail Brockman   Trumpet
Teddy Buckner   Trumpet
Edward Burke   Trombone
Don Byas   Tenor Saxophone
Red Callender   Bass
Harry Carney   Baritone Saxophone
Frank Clarke   Bass
Henry Coker   Trombone
Nat King Cole   Vocals
Booker Collins   Bass
John Collins   Guitar
Sonny Craven   Trombone
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup   Guitar,Vocals
Douglas Daniels   Vocals,tiple
Wilbur Daniels   Vocals,tiple
Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie de Verteuill   Baritone Saxophone
Arthur Dennis   Bass
Ted Donnelly   Trombone
Melvin Draper   Drums
Duke Ellington   Piano
Panama Francis   Drums
Bill Frazier   Alto Saxophone
Karl George   Trumpet
Henry Glover   Trumpet
A.G. Godley   Drums
Leonard Graham   Trumpet
Jewell L. Grant   Alto Saxophone
Marcellus Green   Trumpet
Hall   Bass
John Harrington   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Charles Harris   Drums
Clyde Hart   Piano
Haywood Henry   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Boonie Hazel   Trumpet
J.C. Higginbotham   Trombone
Charlie Holmes   Alto Saxophone
Jimmie Hoskins   Drums
Camille Howard   Piano
Joey Huffman   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Edward Inge   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Little Willie Jackson   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
George James   Alto Saxophone
George Jenkins   Drums
Archie Johnson   Trumpet
Gus Johnson   Drums
Norman Keenan   Bass
Guy Kelly   Trumpet
Killian   Trumpet
Manny Klein   Trumpet
Harry Lawson   Trumpet
Ralph Lee   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Ulysses Livingston   Guitar
John Malachi   Piano
Shorty McConnell   Trumpet
Wilson Myers   Bass
Earl Miller   Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Mitchelle   Alto Saxophone
Morgan   Bass
Bill Morris   Trumpet
Bob Mosley   Piano
Buford Oliver   Drums
Chips Outcalt   Trombone
Hot Lips Page   Trumpet,Vocals
Charlie Parker   Alto Saxophone
Avery Parrish   Piano
Frank Pasley   Guitar
Ike Perkins   Guitar
Ray Perry   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Gene Porter   Bass Saxophone
Wesley Prince   Bass
Ernest Purce   Baritone Saxophone
Paul Quinichette   Tenor Saxophone
Robert Range   Trombone
Edward David Robinson   Bass
Eli Robinson   Trombone
Rudy Rutherford   Baritone Saxophone
Hosea Sapp   Trumpet
Earl Simms   Alto Saxophone
Stafford Simon   Tenor Saxophone
Edward Sims   Trombone
Floyd Smith   Guitar
Bruce Squires   Trombone
Leemie Stanfield   Bass
Rabon Tarrant   Drums
Louis Taylor   Trombone
Sister Rosetta Tharpe   Guitar,Vocals
Ben Thigpen   Drums
Alain Thomas   Musical Direction
Clarence Trice   Trumpet
Gerald Valentine   Trombone
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
James Von Streeter   Tenor Saxophone
Connie Wainwright   Guitar
Elmer Warner   Bass
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Leo Watson   Vocals,tiple
Dicky Wells   Trombone
Henry Wells   Trombone
Harold "Doc" West   Drums
Dick Wilson   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Shadow Wilson   Drums
Marl Young   Piano
Dave Coleman   Drums
Doles Dickens   Bass
Harry Parr Jones   Trumpet
Alex "Razz" Mitchell   Drums
Wild Bill Moore   Tenor Saxophone
Lee Pope   Tenor Saxophone
June Richmond   Vocals
Virgil Scroggins   Drums,Vocals
Stearns   Trumpet
Earnest Thompson   Baritone Saxophone
Rene Bloch   Alto Saxophone
Lee Young   Drums
Bill McLemore   Guitar
Gatemouth Moore   Track Performer
George Stevenson   Trombone
George Treadwell   Trumpet
Sandy Williams   Trombone
Romaine Brown   Piano,Vocals
Dave Patillo   Vocals
Jimmy Springs   Vocals
Roy Milton & His Solid Senders   Track Performer
Billy Taylor   Bass
James Morrison   Drums
Howard H. Scott   Trombone
Fred Beckett   Trombone
Hillard Brown   Drums
Sammy Lowe   Trumpet
Rodney Richardson   Bass
Tommy Douglas   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Gerald Foster   Trombone
Teddy "Cherokee" Conyers   Baritone Saxophone
Jud de Naut   Bass
Flaps Dungee   Alto Saxophone
Freddie Gulliver   Tenor Saxophone
Wichard   Drums
Sylvester Payne   Drums
Harry Sloan   Trombone
Leon Spann   Bass
Gordon Thomas   Trombone
Efferge Ware   Guitar
Nelson Bryant   Trumpet
Willie Martinez   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Maxwell Lucas   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Don Stovall   Alto Saxophone
Rufus Webster   Piano
Alfred Moore   Bass
Rubberlegs Williams   Vocals
Bill Lawlor   Trombone
Bill Doggett Octet   Track Performer
Freddie Simon   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Horton   Trombone
Bernard Archer   Trombone
Leonard Briggs   Trombone
Frank Henderson   Tenor Saxophone
Willis Nelson   Trumpet
Joe O'Laughlin   Clarinet
Jimmy Stanford   Tenor Saxophone
Herbert Turner   Trumpet
Ted Barnett   Alto Saxophone
Edward Morant   Trombone
Jimmy Perdie   Trumpet
Johnny Moore Band   Guitar
Clarence Davis   Trumpet
Jimmy Harris   Trumpet
Charles E. Grifford   Trumpet
Joe Liggins & His Honeydrippers   Track Performer
James "Ham" Jackson   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Williams   Bass
Lee Baxter   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Steve Gibson   Guitar,Vocals
Lorenzo "Buddy" Floyd   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Martin   Trumpet
Benjamin Curtis   Bass

Technical Credits

Charles Brown   Composer
Wynonie Harris   Composer
Ivory Joe Hunter   Composer
Big Joe Turner   Composer
Titus Turner   Composer
Buck Clayton   Composer
Billy Eckstine   Composer
Illinois Jacquet   Composer
Peter Johnson   Composer
Julia Lee   Composer
Mundell Lowe   Composer
Lucky Thompson   Composer
Mary Lou Williams   Arranger
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Hot Lips Page   Composer
Alain Thomas   Liner Notes,Text
Gerald Valentine   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Don Waterhouse   English Translations
Dave Dexter   Composer
Patrick Frémeaux   Concept
Noël Hervé   Concept
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Johnny Moore's Three Blazers   Composer
Eddie Williams   Composer
Michel Pfau   Remerciements

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