Wednesday, January 09, 2013

RCA Records Label: The 1st Note in Black Music

"The package, the first put together by RCA in recognition of its black music artists, contains individual tracks pulled from RCA, Novus, Bluebird, and Jive by more than 80 artist. Each CD is devoted to a different genre of music. 'Rock It in Rhythm: A Blues and Gospel Heritage,' compiled by Billy Altman, contains tracks by Fats Waller, Alberta Hunter, Tommy Johnson, Sleepy John Estes, Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Leadbelly, Big Joe Williams, Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup, Roosevelt Sykes & His Original Honey Drippers, and others.  The second disc, 'Parade of Giants,' is a chronicle of big-band and jazz players who revolutionized their era. ... The third disc, titled 'Pop, Rock, Soul, and Beyond' ... spans the '40s to the present" (Janine McAdams, "RCA Unleashes Extensive Black-Music Collection," Billboard, 6/13/92).

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