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How Britain Got The Blues 2 : How Merseyside Got The Blues
[Britain CD]

History of RnB Records presents a new series of double CDs highlighting the 240 or so songs most frequently performed by British beat and blues groups. Volume Two spotlights Merseybeat. The Rolling Stones in London, the Animals in Newcastle and several other bands were strongly influenced by the likes of Howlin Wolf and John Lee Hooker, but this didn t happen in Merseyside. When Muddy Waters opened the Mardi Gras club in Liverpool city centre in 1958, the audience was not one of young beat musicians but of older jazzmen. Although all the city s top bands made records in the key years of 1963 and 1964, not one of them recorded in the standard 12-bar blues format. The Mersey groups, led by the Beatles, favoured the rock n roll classics, contemporary black R&B and the songs by writers such as Goffin & King, that were currently coming out of the Brill Building. An illustrated 28-page booklet includes detailed sleeve notes by Spencer Leigh....

This product was added to our catalogue on Friday 22 November, 2013.


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