Rev’s Rhythm & Blues Radio Revue

This is a podcast presentation. It was recorded in the form of a traditional radio show – Rev’s selection of Rhythm & Blues tracks are accompanied by his intros, insights and irregular enthusiastic ramblings about the sounds and the performers.

RHYTHM AND BLUES (noun): a form of popular music of US black origin which arose during the 1940s from blues, with the addition of driving rhythms taken from jazz. It was an immediate precursor of rock & roll and soul music. Oxford English Dictionary

Episode One

EPISODE ONE started out as a five song test run. Five records in and Rev kept going and before we realised, a full show was in the can – albeit with a number of technical issues and mishaps.

Episode Two

EPISODE TWO kicks off with the Rolling Stones, Delaney & Bonnie, Canned Heat and Baby Washington. It’s a storming trip through the wonderful world of Rhythm and Blues.

Episode Three

EPISODE THREE features two classic takes on Bo Diddley’s ‘Road Runner’ and features The Pretty Things, a few classic Motown cuts and some gems from The High Numbers, Betty Wright and many more R&B greats.

Episode Four

EPISODE FOUR features some classic nuggets from Jimi Hendrix, Solomon Burke, Betty Davis, Led Zeppelin, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and a host of other gems from Rev’s R&B collection.

Episode Five
EPISODE FIVE has some classic duets and a trawl through the first three Rolling Stones albums amongst other R&B gems.
Episode Six

EPISODE SIX has some R&B gems from Tarantino films, a tale of two cities with music from Chicago and Leeds plus a couple of Allman Brothers tunes as well as guitar god Jeff Beck and a host of foot tappers.

Episode Seven

EPISODE SEVEN features: Little Richard and more ‘Georgia Peach,’ related tunes. Some wonderful records from James Brown, Betty Wright, Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder and many more.

Episode Eight

EPISODE EIGHT has some classics from The Pretty Things, Booker T and the MGs, Big Mama Thornton, The Temptations and a brilliant instrumental of a Stones ‘Sticky Fingers’ track.

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