New Breed Workin': Blues with a Rhythm

New Breed Workin': Blues with a Rhythm



The subtitle of Ace's fifth installment of New Breed R&B underscores the aesthetic behind their New Breed series: these collections focus on blues and hard R&B acts who cut singles infused by a distinctly grooving soul sensibility. Most of the 24 tracks featured on Blues with a Rhythm date from the '60s but there are a couple of cuts from the '50s -- Richard Berry's "Big John" is from 1955, the same year as Little Walter's "My Babe," which also reworked "This Train (Is Bound for Glory)" -- and everything is united by a deep, slinky groove. Even when the singers growl or the guitars crank out a 12-bar shuffle, this music feels like it was designed for dancefloors. The fact that some of this sensibility is no doubt accidental actually makes this more fun: it feels like this whole scene was tapped into a vibe so powerful that it could not be denied, it could only be expressed.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/05/2016
Label: Imports
UPC: 0029667244329
catalogNumber: 5082447

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Technical Credits

Titus Turner   Composer
Ray Agee   Composer
Harold Burrage   Composer
Varetta Dillard   Composer
Dorsey Burnette   Composer
B.B. King   Composer
Leroy Kirkland   Composer
Buddy Lucas   Composer
Gary S. "Flip" Paxton   Arranger,Producer
Harold Thomas   Composer
Ady Croasdell   Liner Notes
Billy Ray   Composer
Oliver Morgan   Composer
Bertha Tillman   Composer
Joe Josea   Composer
Jules Taub   Composer
Sidney Wyche   Composer
Ric Masten   Composer
Pearl Woods   Composer
Carl Walden   Composer
Chet "Poison" Ivey   Composer
Ervin Groves   Composer
Robert Walker   Composer
Charley Julien   Composer
Clevell Nichols   Composer
Big Charley & the Domans   Composer
Joan Duvalle   Composer
Saxton Kari   Composer
Wilbur Foster   Composer
William Jarvis   Composer

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