Beach Music...........the 50's



Remember spending your nickels on the "piccolo" at your favorite dance spot, was it the Pad, Sonny's, etc. or were you lucky enough to see them at the armory, ......... or maybe even a tobacco warehouse show!!

Each name is a link to a page with the best possible package reflecting the Greatest hits of each artist.

Enjoy the journey to the beginnings of not only Beach Music but the music that laid the foundation for what we call Rock and Roll!!!

Type in the artist or even the title in "quotation marks" and it will let you know if the desired item is available



Click on the name to go to their page

Hank Ballard and the Midnighters - Remember all those Annie songs?

Earl Bostic - Awesome saxophone player with many great dance tunes

Ruth Brown - nicknamed "Miss Rhythm" - "Mama, He treats your daughter mean

The Clovers - Nip Sip....... "I've got a dollar for my nippin' and a dime for my lunch"

The Coasters - from their beginnings as the Robins to "Charlie Brown" & beyond!!

The Dominoes - How many groups can boast of Clyde McPhatter AND Jackie Wilson!!

The Five Royales - Pride of Winston Salem - Church meets R&B = Soul Music's beginnings

Wynonie Harris - this wild man cranked out dance hit after dance hit

Little Willie John - do you remember "Fever" and "All around the World"?

Amos Milburn - the master of the drinkin' songs of the early years

Joe Turner - They called him the "Boss of Blues" for a good reason


Various Artists.....       



great packages full of classic 50's beach songs ! 

The King R&B Box Set

King R&B Box

   4 CD set with lots of classic R&B and early Beach Music !!


Hank Ballard & Midnighters


Wynonie Harris

Bull Moose Jackson

Todd Rhodes

Freddy King

Roy Brown

Champion Jack Dupree

Five Royales

Bill Doggett

Earl Bostic

Tiny Bradshaw

Little Willie John


The King R&B Box Set   (85 cuts)
4 CD set of Rhythm & Blues Greats

Disc 1 (26)
I Know Who Threw The Whiskey In The Well -
Bull Moose Jackson |
Bye, Bye Baby Blues - The Ravens | I love You, Yes I Do - Bull Moose Jackson | Tomorrow Night - Lonnie Johnson | I Want A Bowlegged Woman - Bull Moose Jackson | Good Rockin' Tonight - Wynonie Harris | 'Long About Midnight - Roy Brown | Blues For The Red Boy - Todd Rhodes | Pleasing You (As Long As I Live) - Lonnie Johnson | Rockin' At Modnight - Roy Brown | Pot Likker - Todd Rhodes | Guess Who - Ivory Joe Hunter | All She Wants To Do Is Rock - Wynonie Harris | Page Boy Shuffle - Joe Thomas | Ashes On My Pillow - Eddie Vinson | Why Don't You Haul Off And Love Me - Bull Moose Jackson | Jealous Heart - Ivory Joe Hunter | Sittin' On It All The Time - Wynonie Harris | Well, Oh Well - Tiny Bradshaw | Hard Luck Blues - Roy Brown | Good Morning, Judge - Wynonie Harris | Disgusted - Mabel Scott | Sixty MInute Man - The Dominoes | Flamingo - Earl Bostic | I'm Waiting Just For You - Lucky Millinder | Bloodshot Eyes - Wynonie Harris

Disc 2 (26)
Mellow Blues (Pt. 1) -
Sonny Thompson | Lovin' Machine - Wynonie Harris | Train Kept A'Rollin' - Tiny Bradshaw | It Ain't The Meat - The Swallows | Rockin' With Fess - Roy Byrd (Professon Longhair) | Beside You - The Swallows | I'll Drown In My Tears - Sonny Thompson | My Ding-a-Ling - Dave Bartholomew | Have Mercy Baby - The Dominoes | Grandpaw Can Boogie Too - Lil Greenwood | Moon Rise - The Royals | Trying - Todd Rhodes | Little Wille Littlefield - K.C. Loving | Big Ten Inch Record - Bull Moose Jackson | Baby, I'm Doing It - Annisteen Allen | Jungle King - Hot Lips Page | Cherry Wine - Little Esther | Nervous Man, Nervous - Big Jay McNeeley | Rags To Riches - Billy Ward & His Dominoes | Space Guitar - Young John Watson | Work With Me Annie - The Midnighters | Only You (And You Alone) - The Platters | Sexy Ways - The Midnighters | Hearts Of Stone - The Charms | Back Love - Lula Reed | Walking The Blues - Jack Dupree And Mr. Bear

Disc 3 (26)
Don't Take It So Hard -
Earl "Connelly" King | All Around The World - Little Willie John | Ivory Tower - Otis Williams & His Charms | I'm Tore Up - Billy Gayles | Fever - Little Willie John | Honky Tonk (Pt. 1) - Bill Doggett | Honky Tonk (Pt. 2) - Bill Doggett | It Hurts To Be In Love - Annie Laurie | Ram-Bunk-Shush - Bill Doggett | Think - The 5 Royales | Miss You So - Tiny Topsy | Dedicated To The One I Love - The 5 Royales | Talk To Me, Talk To Me - Little Willie John | No, No, No - The Chanters | The Twist - Hank Ballard | What Makes You So Tough? - Teddy Humphries | Finger Poppin' Time - Hank Ballard | Come On Rock, Little Girl - Smokey Smothers | Sleep - Little Willie John | Hide Away - Freddy King | Let's Go, Let's Go, Let's Go - Hank Ballard | I'm Tore Down - Freddy King | It Won't Be This Way (Always) - The King Pins | San-Ho-Zay - Freddy King | Gangster Of Love - Johnny "Guitar" Watson | Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (Pt. 1) - James Brown

Disc 4 (7)
Me And My Crazy Self -
Lonnie Johnson | That's What You're Doin' To Me - Billy Ward & His Dominoes | No Troubles Bubbles - Earl Bostic | Wild Stage Of Life - Lula Reed (with Sonny Thompson) |
Fever - Little Willie John | Dr. Lover - Hank Ballard | Get That Hump In Your Back - Hank Ballard | Syd Nathan and Eli Oberstein Address A Sales Meeting - Sept. 22, 1951 | Syd Nathan Talks About His European Trip - Oct, 1952 | Syd Nathan Addresses An A&R Meeting - Dec. 11, 1954



The Birth of Rhythm & Blues

(and Beach Music !)

48 songs on 3 CD's
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