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Rhythm & Blues Caravan: The Complete Savoy Recordings

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A deluxe three-disc set summing up Otis' pre-Hand Jive days as an R&B bandleader of some renown who employed various singers on a number of singles for the Savoy label. The recording debuts of the Robins, Little Esther Phillips, Mel Walker, guitarist Pete Lewis, and Linda Hopkins are all here, and you hear how Otis kept his ear to the ground, changing and moving to keep pace with a big-band scene that was slowly dying out, while making some marvelous DIY records along the way. Incredible notes from Billy Vera make this a box set well worth having in the collection.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
3:08
2
3:10
3
3:03
4
3:05
5
3:06
6
2:36
7
2:29
8
2:52
9
2:37
10
2:41
11
3:06
12
2:35
13
3:12
14
3:16
15 2:48
16
3:04
17
2:39
18
2:30
19
2:41
20
2:37
21
2:42
22
2:50
23
3:02
24
2:31
25
2:42
26
2:47

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:52
2
2:23
3
2:53
4
2:40
5
3:07
6
2:42
7
3:13
8
2:33
9
2:38
10
2:33
11
2:51
12
3:14
13
2:35
14
2:45
15
2:56
16
2:34
17
2:42
18
3:11
19
2:55
20
4:07
21
2:56
22
2:51
23
3:00
24
2:24
25
2:48
26
2:43

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:37
2
3:15
3
2:45
4
2:44
5
2:37
6
3:02
7
2:40
8
2:35
9
3:10
10
2:36
11
3:03
12
3:00
13
1:47
14
2:43
15
3:04
16
2:46
17
3:06
18
3:07
19
2:36
20
3:08
21
2:34
22
2:49
23
3:08
24
2:50
25
3:08
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