Roy Brown – Rocks – CDD


Band: Roy Brown

Label: Bear Family

Format: CDD

Catalogue Number: BCD17749


Few figures in the history of postwar rhythm and blues played a larger role in the development of rock and roll than Roy Brown, even if he wasn’t able to cash in on his innovations. Brown’s Good Rocking Tonight was a clarion call to a tremendously exciting future when it broke through in 1948, even though Wynonie Harris’ cover stole away much of its chart thunder. Bear Family’s 30-track ‘Roy Brown Rocks’ pays loving tribute to this R&B pioneer, tracing the mighty blues shouter from his earliest days on the Braun brothers’ DeLuxe label, where he scored his biggest hits from 1948 through ‘51, through his sizzling 1952-55 sides for Syd Nathan’s King Records and then his brief 1956-58 career rebirth at Imperial Records, when New Orleans A&R man Dave Bartholomew updated the Louisiana native’s sound and got him back on the charts.

1960’s Rocking All The Time for Ruben Cherry’s Home of The Blues label in Memphis summarizes Roy’s entire career; his DeLuxe sides Rockin’ At Midnight, Boogie At Midnight, and the incredibly graphic two-part Butcher Pete and the scalding King label jumps Hurry Hurry Baby, Gal From Kokomo, and Ain’t No Rocking No More spotlight an incredible singer boasting a sky-high church-trained tenor who rewrote all the rules behind the mic when it came to R&B vocalists, backed by a band he aptly christened The Mighty-Mighty Men. What’s more, his 1957 hit rendition of Let The Four Winds Blow stands as definitive. As long as we have Roy Brown’s priceless recordings to remember him by, the good rocking need never stop.

Saturday Night Butcher Pete -part I Rocking All The Time I’ve Got The Last Laugh Now I’m Ready To
Play, Good Rockin’ Man Train Time Blues Good Rockin’ Tonight Gal From Kokomo Mr. Hound Dog’s In
Town, Riding High Rockin’ At Midnight Let The Four Winds Blow Good Man Blues Cadillac Baby Hip Shakin’, Baby, Hurry Hurry Baby (alt. Version) Rock-A-Bye Baby Shake ’em Up Baby Love Don’t Love Nobody, Boogie At Midnight, Black Diamond We’re Goin’ Rockin’ Tonight Bar Room Blues Ain’t Gonna Do It Beautician Blues New, Rebecca, Letter From Home Butcher Pete -part II Ain’t No Rockin’ No More

GENRE: Rock N Roll
BARCODE: 4000127177490
RELEASE DATE: 19/04/2024

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Weight 0.250 kg