Fats Domino
The Very Best of Little Richard [Specialty]
Greatest Hits: Walking to New Orleans
Lee Dorsey

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Primarily a piano- and horn-driven style, New Orleans R&B is the next step over from its more bluesier practitioners. There's a cheerful good-naturedness to the style that infuses the music with a good-time feel, no matter how somber the lyrical text. The music itself uses a distinctively "lazy" feel, with all of its somewhat complex rhythms falling just a hair behind the beat, making for what is known as "the sway." The vocals can run the full emotional gamut, from laid-back crooning to full-throated gospel shouting, while the horn lines provide a perfect droning backdrop. Enlivened by Caribbean rhythms, an unrelenting party atmosphere, and the distinctive "second-line" strut of the Dixieland music so indigenous to the area, there's nothing quite as intoxicating as the sound of Crescent City R&B.

New Orleans R&B Artists Highlights

Fats Domino
Fats Domino
Lee Dorsey
Lee Dorsey
Little Richard
Little Richard
Dr. John
Dr. John
Professor Longhair
Professor Longhair
Aaron Neville
Aaron Neville

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New Orleans R&B Album Highlights

The Very Best of Little Richard [Specialty]
Little Richard
The Very Best of Little ...
Greatest Hits: Walking to New Orleans
Fats Domino
Greatest Hits: Walking to ...
Lawdy!
Lloyd Price
Lawdy!
Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings
Lloyd Price
Greatest Hits: The ...
The Georgia Peach
Little Richard
The Georgia Peach
Fats Domino Jukebox: 20 Greatest Hits the Way You Originally Heard Them
Fats Domino
Fats Domino Jukebox: 20 ...

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New Orleans R&B Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Good Golly Miss Molly Little Richard
Blueberry Hill Fats Domino
Lawdy Miss Clawdy Lloyd Price
Stagger Lee Lloyd Price
Keep a Knockin' Little Richard
Blue Monday Fats Domino
House Rent Party Champion Jack Dupree
Mardi Gras in New Orleans Professor Longhair
She Walks Right In Roy Byrd
What Do You Want the Girl to Do? Allen Toussaint

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