It might not be the only release of its kind on the BBE label, because Keb Darge & Little Edith’s Legendary Rockin’ R&B album is described as the first in a 'series', setting out to expose lesser known or forgotten lights of R&B music from the 50s and 60s.
Interestingly, the press shot I got says that 'Keb Darge is always ahead of the curve of the tastemakers in this growing 'new' scene', which is surprising as early R&B has been a regular on the mod scene for years – Manchester's Hideaway Club has been playing it for over 10 years to name just one place. Ho hum.
But ignoring that, this album is certain to appeal if early R&B is your game and it will be available on CD, double vinyl and as a digital download from 28th August 2010. See over the page for a full tracklisting.
01. Harold Jackson & The Jackson Brothers – The Freedom Riders
02. Teddy (Mr Bear) McRae & His Orchestra - Hi’ Fi’ Baby
03. Frank De Rosa & His D Man – Irish Rock
04. Junior Wells – Lovey Dovey Lovey One
05. Marie Knight with Teacho Wiltshire Orchestra – I Thought I Told You Not To Tell Them
06. Little Ike with Jimmy Beck & Orchestra – She Can Rock
07. Artie Wilson – Tarzan
08. K. C. Mojo Watson - Love Blood Hound
09. Bill Johnson – You Better Dig It
10. The Willows – Don't Push Don't Pull Don't Shove
11. The Electras – Little Girl Of Mine
12. The Egyptians – Flipping Their Top
13. The Mariners – Zindy Lou
14. The Kinglets featuring Leroy Thomas – Pretty Please
15. Johnny Guitar Watson – The Bear
16. The Titans – No Time
17. The Rays – Zimba Lulu
18. The Cyclones – Cool Joe
19. Big Maybelle – That's A Pretty Good Love
20. Lonesome Lee - Lonely Travelin'