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Rumba Blues: How Latin Music Changed R&B
Import CD (Rhythm And Blues 126185), Released 2012;
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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. This compilation contains ten rumbas along with boleros, tumbaos and cascaras and shows how rhythm & blues both reclaimed the Charleston and adopted the Cuban cha-cha-cha beat. The cha-cha-cha was easy to dance and its characteristic 1-2, 1-2-3 pulse literally swept through the dance floors of Havana and New York. It is this rhythm combined with 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. And where would rock be without the cha-cha-cha? Respect, Satisfaction, Wild Thing, all owe it a debt. Discs one & two in the Rumba Blues series covered the years 1940 to 1956 and this third instalment takes the story up to 1958, providing a fascinating insight into the evolution of a vibrant and important strand of popular music. Includes fully illustrated 24 page booklet with track-by-track commentary. (Label, 2012-09-21)
Song titles include:
I'm A Lover Not A Fighter - Lazy Lester
I've Got Love If You Want It - Slim Harpo
Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters
Susie Q - Dale Hawkins
Jump Jack, Jack - Wynona Carr
The Crawl - Guitar Junior
King Kong - Big "T" Tyler
The Greasy Chicken - Andre Williams
Arabian Love Call - Art Neville
Do You Wanna Dance - Bobby Freeman
Ruby Lee - B. B. King
When I Meet My Girl - Tommy Ridgley
I'm Walking - Fats Domino
For You My Love - Paul Gayten
Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
Louie, Louie - Chuck Berry
Wicked Old Fever - Charles Sheffield
Ram Bunk Shush - Bill Doggett
Good Mornin' Baby - Smokey Hogg
All Your Love - Otis Rush
The Wrong Woman - Champion Jack Dupree
Frenzy - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Hush Your Mouth - Bo Diddley
Bad Boy - (Junior Cha Cha Cha) - Larry Williams
Pig Tails And Ribbons - Leonard 7 More Tunes!
Category: Pop/Other => Pop/Soul/Funk
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