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Various - Rumba Doo Wop 1955-1956 Double Cd
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VARIOUS - RUMBA DOO WOP 1955-1956

Double Cd

How Latin Music Changed Rhythm And Blues Latin rhythms have infiltrated into every new branch of popular music that has emerged during the twentieth century. Jelly Roll Morton and W.C. Handy incorporated the Cuban habanera into early jazz and blues; the Argentinean tango found its way into twenties dance-band music; the Brazilian baion and bossanova styles wound their way through the sixties beat boom and were revived in the drum’n’bass of the nineties. But none had such an all-pervasive influence as the rumba. Its journey from the Middle-East through North Africa and Spain to the New World brought it into American dance halls in the thirties. The syncopated, rhythmic riffs of bandleaders such as Xavier Cugat helped to liberate dancers from stuffy foxtrots and waltzes, opening up an altogether more sensual world of excitement and exoticism. In post-war popular music, rumba is everywhere, from Dave Bartholomew’s Country Boy to the Clash’s Rock The Casbah, picking up Little Richard’s Slippin’ and Slidin’ and the Beatles’ Ballad Of John And Yoko along the way. Even hillbilly records featured rumba bass lines. Its 3-2 clave rhythm, which Bo Diddley stylised and made into his very own, became an integral part of American music and continues to cast its spell over popular music to the current day.

Disc One - Gumbo Mambo - 1955
1. Help Me The Aladdins
2. Somebody Changed The Lock The Empires
3. Zindy Lou The Chimes
4. Jingle Jangle The Penguins
5. That's The Way I Like It The Queens
6. When You Dance The Turbans
7. Mardi Gras Mambo The Hawketts
8. Hot Mama The Chanters
9. You Know I Can't Refuse The Five Dollars
10. Do-Be-Do-Be-Wop-Wop The Squires
11. Witchcraft The Spiders
12. Lips Red As Wine The Colts
13. Dont Do That The Five Tinos
14. Day By Day The Four Freshmen
15. Rollin' Stone The Marigolds
16. Gumbo Mambo The Larke Sisters
17. Grand, Nice, Swell The Ebony Moods
18. Chop Chop Boom The Danderliers
19. Morocco Chant The Moroccos
20. Going Down to Tia Juana The Don Juans
21. Two Things I Love The Cardinals
22. Rock It, Davy, Rock It The Jaguars
23. Cha Cha Baby The New Yorkers 5
24. Yacka Hoom Boom The Savoys
25. Cigareetos The Orioles
26. Laverne The Earls
27. Ay Si Si The Dootones
28. Mambo Baby To-Nite The Falcons
29. Watussi Wussi Wu The Tenderfoots
30. Cool, Mambo The Sheppards
31. Red Hots and Chili Mac The Moroccos
32. Man From Utopia The Vel-Aires

Disc Two - Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Wop 1956
1. In Paradise The Cookies
2. Goin' Goin' Gone The Jewels
3. Gift O' Gabbin' Woman The Nutmegs
4. Everybody's Whalin' The Rhythm Aces
5. Stranded In The Jungle The Jayhawks
6. Down In Mexico The Coasters
7. Last Ride The Dukes
8. Smooth, Slow And Easy The Drivers
9. Out Of The Picture The Robins
10. Mexico Bound The Champions
11. So Good The Playboys
12. It Was a Night Like This The Turbans
13. Show Me The Merengue The Hearts
14. Cotton Pickin' Hands The Dukes
15. I'm Yours The Mellows
16. Let's Do The Razzle-Dazzle The Rip Chords
17. Gotta Have You Baby The Combonettes
18. Choo Choo The Cardinals
19. Watusi The Pharaohs
20. Mambo Fiesta The Calvaes
21. A-1 In My Heart The Spiders
22. Cha Jezabel The Notes
23. Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Wop The El Capris
24. Tonight The Supremes
25. A Fallen Tear The El Dorados
26. Ain't She Got Nerve The Mellows
27. Last Night The Starlighters
28. All My Love Belongs To You The Joytones
29. Don't Worry About A Thing The Sweet Teens
30. Patricia The Rhythm Masters
31. Brazil The Coasters

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