Turning its attention to the States of Tennessee & Arkansas is the album series ‘Southern Bred R&B Rockers’. A new volume and number therefore, the lastest album in this mighty fine series gets off to a flyer with the powerhouse vocals of Little Willie John and ‘Do You Love Me’. Next track worthy of consideration is Gene Allison with ‘If Things Don’t Change’, which is less “in your face” and more restrained than Little Willie John, but is equally full of energy and contains vocals that show their range and still presented in a very similar manner to the aforementioned ‘Do You Love Me’. From rhythm and blues to a straight blues affair is Chicago Sunny Boy and ‘On The Floor’, which is an instrumental and full of piping-hot harmonica and it’s rockin’! Cecil Gant’s ‘Nashville Jumps’ is a sophisticated slice of rhythm and blues and boogie-woogie piano and complete with detailed lyrics drawing one’s attention to the speaker. In other words, fabulous! Something of rock ‘n’ roll spliced with blues shows up during Frank Frost with The Nighthawks and track ‘Now Twist’. There is more rhythm and blues greatness via Billy ‘Red’ Love and His Orchestra with ‘Drop Top’ on the Chess label and reveals itself to be an early precursor to rock ‘n’ roll. With the turn of the Willies to close this first chapter in the Tennessee & Arkansas range of albums with Little Willie John popping by once again and this time with ‘Until You Do’, before the clever combination of blues and very early rock ‘n’ roll influence of Big Willie and ‘Bogey Man’. It just keeps on getting better, the album series that is Southern Bred R&B Rockers that is.