Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Win The New Rhythm & Blues CD! 2 Winners!!

One of our best-loved and most popular record labels on the planet, Putumayo World Music is releasing one of the best comps they’ve ever put out - Rhythm & Blues. It’s classic rhythm & blues performed by first generation legends and rising stars of today’s retro R&B revival, and it’s the label’s first album exclusively dedicated to the genre.

FEATURED ARTISTS include: Lavelle White • James Hunter • Cracked Ice • The Quantic Soul Orchestra featuring Kabir • The Emotions • Sam Moore, Keb’ Mo’ and Angie Stone • Catherine Russell • Ruthie Foster • Snooks Eaglin • Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings • Rockie Charles • Irma Thomas with Henry Butler

The 60s and 70s rhythm and blues of The Four Tops, Otis Redding and The Supremes, among others, became a global phenomenon and has inspired a new generation of artists who are reviving the classic soul sound.

Reaching mainstream popularity in the 1950s, rhythm and blues sprung from the rugged roots of blues and gospel music, pairing soulful vocals with pop sensibilities. While in recent years R&B has become more closely associated with rap and hip hop, legends and young artists are recreating the sound and mood of the genre’s glory days.

New Orleans is the birthplace of R&B and on Rhythm & Blues Crescent City legends Snooks Eaglin, Irma Thomas and Rockie Charles join other first generation soul artists Lavelle White, The Emotions and Sam Moore (of the classic soul duo Sam & Dave). Moore unites generations in a collaboration with Keb’ Mo’ and Angie Stone on the Willie Dixon-penned, Howlin’ Wolf classic, “Wang Dang Doodle,” a track produced by American Idol’s Randy Jackson.

Rhythm & Blues features songs by other contemporary artists including British musician James Hunter, who blends intricate guitar licks with an Otis Redding-like wail on “’Til Your Fool Comes Home.” On “100 Days, 100 Nights,” Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings deliver a deeply stirring performance that reflects the pain of the lyrics. The Quantic Soul Orchestra mixes rhythm and blues with elements of reggae and Latin jazz in their cover of the Marion Black classic “Who Knows.” Jazz and blues vocalist Catherine Russell and New York collective Cracked Ice round out this collection of rhythm and blues that is “guaranteed to make you feel good.”

Rhythm & Blues is the newest addition to Putumayo’s successful American music series, which includes American Blues, New Orleans, Women of Jazz, and Mississippi Blues.

For more information on this new release or Putumayo other releases, visit www.putumayo.com

Now For The Giveaway: :)

Two (2) of my readers will WIN the Putomayo World Music Newest Release, Rhythm & Blues CD!

Main Entry: Follow my blog, publicly AND Visit Putumayo's website, listen to the songs, and comment on your favorite song.

Extra Entries:

1. Follow @PutumayoMusic on Twitter & become A Facebook fan. (3 entries each)

2. Follow @Naddez on Twitter & become a FB fan. (3 entries each)

3. Link this giveaway to any Linky. (please leave location of link/ 5 entries)

4. Follow me on Networked Blogs. (located on right sidebar/ 5 entries)

5. Tweet the following (3x/day) and leave the direct url to tweet:

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Please leave a separate comment for each entry. This giveaway will close on March 29, 2010 at 11:59 pm, EST. Residents of the US only.


I received a copy of Rhythm & Blues CD to evaluate and 2 copies to giveaway to 2 of my readers. Thank you, Putumayo World Music for sponsoring this giveaway!


  1. I'm a follower and I love the song "My Honey and Me."

  2. I like Catherine Russell's Put Me Down Easy. and I'm a follower