Released in 1962, See See Rider is one of Baker-s finest jump blues LPs, a killer collection of stomping tunes including the title track, a classic 12/bar blues originally recorded by Ma Rainey way back in the 1920s. Born in Chicago, LaVern Baker got her start in the vibrant south side blues scene of the post/war era, before moving on to New York City to record for the famed Atlantic Records, the home of the biggest stars in R^B of the time. This collection of singles is one of her finest sets of recordings and absolutely essential pre/soul R^B from one of the masters. Reissued on 180 gram LP ] download card with 2 bo... + INFO
Recorded on the 1st of January, 1962, in London, this is maybe the most famous audition tape in popular music history, an audition that altered the course of 20th century rock music. The Beatles, in their Lennon&McCartney&Harrison&Best incarnation, recorded these 12 rollicking covers for the Decca label in just under an hour. They were eventually rejected by the label and went on to sign with EMI subsidiary, Parlophone, and the rest, as they say, is history. Had they signed with the label in the winter of 1962, would they have become the band that changed the world_ Who knows... but what is clear is that this was a gr... + INFO
The seventh studio album from the godfather of soul, Mr. Dynamite himself, the hardest working man in show business, James Brown. Prisoner Of Love is pure R^B and soul mid/tempo pain and pleading. Featuring his first big pop hit in the title track, Prison Of Love is another classic piece of early 60s R^B reissued by Cornbread on 180 gram LP with download card.
(Repress) The 3rd studio album from James Brown and The Famous Flames, originally released in 1960. Though the title track was a cover of The "5" Royales, it's guaranteed that James Brown is who everyone on the planet now associates the song with. Absolutely essential early R^B from the Godfather himself, The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. Reissued on 180 gram LP with deluxe jacket, two bonus tracks, and a download card.
Probably the best and most popular female artist of the 1950s jump blues and R^B scene, Ruth Brown was a powerhouse vocalist, and Late Date With Ruth Brown is a perfect example of her husky, smokey, raunchy presence. Before Aretha and Wilson, even before Ray, Ruth Brown was the R^B star of Atlantic Records *there-s a reason Atlantic was often referred to as @the house that Ruth built@, a nod to another NYC institution, Yankee Stadium(. Essential 1950s R^B from a absolute legend, reissued on 180 gram vinyl with download code.