Decca presents The R&B Scene coloured vinyl and CD

Decca presents The R&B Scene coloured vinyl and CD
Decca presents The R&B Scene coloured vinyl and CD (image credit: Decca)
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You might already own this, but the Decca presents The R&B Scene coloured vinyl and CD is a new reissue.

It landed on vinyl for Record Store Day a while back, and black vinyl copies are still available at a slightly premium price. This version is on coloured (white) vinyl and in a new CD version too. The CD went out of print some years back.

The selection is one of three must-haves from Decca. The Mod Scene and the Freakbeat Scene are the others. I suspect both will get the vinyl reissue treatment eventually. There’s also the Northern Soul Scene, which was reissued on orange vinyl a couple of months back.

Decca presents The R&B Scene coloured vinyl and CD
(image credit: Decca)


The R&B Scene brings together 24 tracks, all of them much sought after on original Decca/Deram 7-inch singles. That includes early recordings by David Bowie (Davie Jones and The King Bees), Rod Stewart, and Ronnie Wood (The Birds), as well as many artists who passed through the ranks of Alexis Korner’s cornerstone of the British blues explosion, Blues Incorporated (their included recording features future Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie).

These include Jimmy Page (who performs on Lulu’s R&B romp, ‘I’ll Come Running Over’), and The Graham Bond Organisation, featuring Bond, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker (both later of Cream) and much inspired and encouraged by Korner, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.

Decca presents The R&B Scene coloured vinyl and CD
(image credit: Decca)


As I said, this reissue is pressed on coloured vinyl for the first time and contains a four-sided information sheet, replicating the original album CD package notes. Oh yes, the CD, too, as you can see above.

Tracks below and both should be available to pre-order on Amazon soon ahead of the 9th August release date. I would guess the vinyl is around £36 and the CD around the £10 mark.


You’re On My Mind – The Birds
Anytime At All – The Fairies
Boom Boom – Blues By Five
Gotta Be A Reason – Cops & Robbers
Don’t Gimme No Lip Child – Dave Berry
I’ll Come Running Over – Lulu

Long Tall Shorty – The Graham Bond Organisation
Keep Me Covered – The Frays
Louie Louie Go Home – Davie Jones and The King Bees
Crawling Up A Hill (Live At Klooks Kleek, London 1964) – John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers
Hey Little Girl – The Chasers
Oh Mom (Teach Me How To Uncle Willie) – Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band

Can’t Let Her Go – Hipster Image
Blue Beat – Beazers
Cross My Heart – The Exotics
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl – Rod Stewart
I Got My Mojo Working – Alexis Korner & His Blues Incorporated
King Lonely The Blue – The Emeralds

You’ve Gotta Keep Her Under Hand – The Big Three
Babe I’m Gonna Leave You – The Plebs
Can I Get Witness – Steve Aldo
Talkin’ Bout You – The Redcaps
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean – Paul’s Disciples
You Don’t Love Me – The Birds

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