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Risque Rhythm: 50's R&B
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Risque Rhythm: 50's R&B
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Risque Rhythm: 50's R&B
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 10/22/1991
Re-Release Date: 10/15/1991
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Jump Blues, Soul-Jazz & Boogaloo, Swing Jazz, Comedy & Spoken Word, Oldies, By Decade, 1950s, Soul, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227057022, 081227057046

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Some of the best off the wall R&B
oldtimerocker | 05/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This collection goes into the sleezier side of R&B. "Sixty Minute Man" is true bravado. " "Big Long Slidin Thing" has the same effect as "Baby Let Me Bang Your Box." Add "Big Ten Inch Record" and 14 others and you have one truely great set. Rhino, of course, does a good job of transferring these songs to a digital format. A good bang for your bucks."
R&B That makes you laugh as well as dance
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 02/08/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is some knee-slappin', gut-bustin', hee-haw, fall-down-on-the floor funny stuff that has a beat that you can dance to. If you're over 18 and hip to double-entendre and euphemisms, you'll roll with laughter and joy at songs like "Walkin' Blues," "Butcher Pete," "10 Inch Record," "Keep On Churnin," "I Love To Play Your Piano," etc. Modern rappers should listen to this to see that you don't have to blatantly curse to be funny. These songs are hilarious in what they leave to the imagination."
Dirty Ditties
Bastet | 11/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Rhino Records does it again with this compilation CD of early rock & roll and blues artists. It's a shame that most of these artists died without receiving the recognition they deserve.From "Big Ten-Inch Record" by Moose Jackson, the tune that sets the tone for the rest of the collection, to "(I Love To Play Your Piano) Let Me Bang Your Box" by The Toppers, you can't help but get the urge to merge."The Walkin' Blues (Walk Right In, Walk Right Out)" by The Jesse Powell Orchestra with Fluffy Hunter is a clever toe-tapping ditty and anyone who has heard any version of Dr. Demento's "Shaving Cream" can appreciate the tongue-in-cheek humor.Allusions to homoeroticism are included with "Butcher Pete-Pt.1" by Roy Brown & His Mighty-Mighty Men (unfortunately, Part 2 isn't included on the disc) and "Mountain Oysters" by Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis with The Bill Doggett Trio. These references to homosexuality are more subtle than "Sissy Man Blues" on another compilation available here. All the songs are ... suggestive but "Work With Me Annie" by The Royals wins the award for the one tune that puts you into the ... act itself. Listen to the rocking beat, especially the refrain, and tell me you don't believe yourself to be flowin' with the motion and movin' with the groovin.' The beat feels "so good, so good, so good, so good, so good" you know that song is directly responsible for making some babies.Perhaps the most surprising to me was THE Dinah Washington crooning two sophisticated melodies, "Big, Long Slidin' Thing" and then she expresses her oral tendencies with "Long John Blues." And although I have heard of the name Wynonie Harris, I've never been exposed to his songs until listening to this CD and his two tracks, "Wasn't That Good" and "Keep On Churnin'" are songs to get you out of your clothes.I don't claim to be a music scholar, so I won't go into a long dissertation about music structure or rhyme meter, but I think I can articulate my opinions well enough for people to decide. Sometimes, you need Nine Inch Nail's grinding "Closer", and then sometimes, less is more. In any case, "Risqué Rhythm: Nasty 50s R & B" delivers the goods from the music to the liner notes."