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New Orleans Rhythm And Blues: Good Rockin' Tonight

Roy Byrd (Professor Longhair); Champion Jack Dupre
Label:  Saga   Catalog #: 9820771  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Half a century after holding jazz over the baptismal font, New Orleans breathed new life into Black popular music when the time came for rhythm & blues. In the wake of the great pianists ? from a city whose culture was decidedly rainbow-coloured (Professor Longhair, Archibald, Champion Jack Dupree) ?, a new generation of singers appeared post-war and tackled a conjugation of swing and blues with incomparable verve. Along with Fats Domino, who was the figurehead of the new wave, a multitude of creators came to light: shouter Roy Brown, bandleaders Dave Bartholomew and Paul Gayten, crooner Larry Darnell, adolescent duo Shirley & Lee, not to mention Guitar Slim, a flamboyant guitarist capable of electrifying the crowds whose first Read more recordings were made with Ray Charles. Read less

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