Architect of Rhythm & Blues 2CD

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Jesse Stone (aka Charles Calhoun)
Architect of Rhythm & Blues 2CD

One of Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll’s principal architects, Jesse Stone, otherwise known as Charles Calhoun, commenced his recording career in 1927, but wrote and arranged his biggest songs during the 1950s.
Atlantic Records supremo Ahmet Ertegun once said of him: “Jesse Stone did more to develop the basic Rock ’n’ Roll sound than anybody else.
He was a great, reliable, loose arranger, who could update a five-year old arrangement with a couple of chord changes...”
This double-disc set covers both elements of Stone’s career.
Disc One featuring him as a recording artist, starting with his first record, Starvation Blues’ and anthologising his releases between 1947 and 1958, billed variously as Jesse Stone, Charles Calhoun, Chuck Calhoun, and The Stone Crushers.
Disc Two features his songs recorded by artists like Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters, Big Joe Turner, The Clovers, Ruth Brown, Lavern Baker, Ray Charles, Roy Hamilton, Elvis Presley, Janis Martin and many others.
Writing one classic song gives you a place in rock 'n' roll history - but the number of classic songs written by Stone/Calhoun is simply incredible...
Money Honey, Shake Rattle and Roll, Flip Flop and Fly, Razzle Dazzle, Lipstick Powder and Paint to name just a few.
This is a truly awesome body of work.

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Disc 1
  1. Starvation Blues
  2. Hey Sister Lucy
  3. An Ace In The Hole
  4. Sneaky Pete
  5. I Came Home Unexpectedly
  6. Who Killed ’er
  7. Mister Jelly Fingers
  8. The Donkey and The Elephant
  9. Don’t Let It Get Away
  10. Who’s Zat?
  11. Bling-a-Ling-a-Ling
  12. Get It While You Can
  13. Keep Your Big Mouth Shut
  14. Cole Slaw
  15. Do It Now!
  16. Runaway
  17. Oh That’ll Be Joyful
  18. Smack Dab In The Middle
  19. Why The Car Won’t Go
  20. Come and Dance With Me
  21. Night Life
  22. The Rocket
  23. Jamboree
  24. My Pigeon’s Gone
  25. Barrel House
  26. Hey Tiger
  27. The Stash
  28. Tall and Short
  29. Crawfish
  30. Tadpole Wiggle
Disc 2
  1. Clyde Mcphatter & The Drifters • Money Honey
  2. Joe Turner & His Blues Kings • Shake Rattle and Roll
  3. The Clovers • Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash
  4. The Drifters with Clyde Mcphatter • Bip Bam
  5. Johnnie Ray • Flip Flop and Fly
  6. Ruth Brown & Her Rhythmakers • As Long As I’m Moving
  7. The Jacks • Smack Dab In The Middle
  8. Ella Mae Morse • Razzle Dazzle
  9. Joe Turner & His Blues Kings • Morning Noon and Night
  10. The Pearls • Bells Of Love
  11. Varetta Dillard • I’m Gonna Tell My Daddy
  12. Joe Turner • Lipstick Powder and Paint
  13. The Drifters • I Gotta Get Myself A Woman
  14. Walter Spriggs • I Pawned Everything
  15. The Cookies • My Lover
  16. Chuck Willis • Juanita
  17. The Cues • Why
  18. Lavern Baker • You Better Stop
  19. Dean Martin • Just Kiss Me
  20. Titus Turner • A-Knockin’ At MyBaby’s Door
  21. The Flyers • On Bended Knee
  22. Ray Charles • Losing Hand
  23. The Clovers • Down In The Alley
  24. The Flamingos • My Faith In You
  25. Jimmy Witherspoon • All Right Miss Moore
  26. Roy Hamilton • Don’t Let Go
  27. Janis Martin • Good Love
  28. Wade Flemons • Easy Lovin’
  29. Elvis Presley • Like A Baby
  30. Jimmy Soul • I Can’t Hold Out Any Longer