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|5 Royales - Catch That Teardrop
Rare northern soul & R&B. Best of the Home Of The Blues 1960-1964 Sessions. 28 tracks
|Ace Records 2007||CD||17.00 €
|5 Royales - It's Hard But It's Fair - The King Hits And Rarities
So, where DOES soul begin? Well, according to popular consensus (and also to the BBC, if their entertaining "Soul Deep" series is anything to go by) it begins with Ray Charles and Sam Cooke. Now, I wouldn't want to disagree with that idea in principle they're fine artists both, and if you want to start digging near the Roots Of Soul, the works of these two giants of popular music are as good a place as any to do that.
But if you've already gone beyond brothers Sam and Ray, and you feel it's time to dig a little deeper, it's probably time for you to dig the grand-daddy of all the soul groups that proliferated in the mid 60s, Winston-Salem's magnificent "5" Royales. Led by the sublime dual leads of Johnny and Eugene Tanner, and anchored by the often unbelievable guitar acrobatics of Lowman Pauling, the Royales were arguably the first group to bring the church directly to R&B and, in doing so, create a whole new strand that foresaw its future rather than relying on its past for inspiration. They were a direct influence on James Brown (who re-recorded several of their songs, including Think and Come Over Here), Ray Charles (who re-did their Tell The Truth) and the Temptations (who were coached, in their early days, by Pauling's brother and former Royale Clarence Paul who would play the Temptations his "5" Royales records, ceaselessly, in an attempt to get their vocal harmonies on point).
Lowman Pauling also influenced a generation of guitar pickers, most notably the young Steve Cropper who cheerfully admits to copping a lot of his early licks off the man (and who was only too happy to point this out in his lovingly-written foreword to this package). Pauling was also a songwriter of considerable talent, penning the majority of the "5" Royales recordings including their original version of the Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame classic, Dedicated To The One I Love. The group sang like angels, and Pauling generally played like he was possessed by the devil. The "5" Royales had it all, and then some.
The group had started off on Apollo Records, where they had created such timeless group R&B as Baby Don't Do It and Laundromat Blues. When they came to King in 1954 they were primed and ready to take group R&B to its next stage and they proceeded to do just that over the next six years and across more than 50 great recordings. "IT'S HARD BUT IT'S FAIR" is by no means the first "5" Royales CD anthology, but it's the first to anthologise the biggest hits and the classiest rarities in one package. (Indeed, around half of these tracks have never been on CD before, which makes purchase mandatory.) Even if you have the hits on other packages, you will never have heard them this good before, as this CD's master is compiled exclusively from the fresh digital transfers that Ace's Alec Palao and I made, from the original production masters, during our 2004 trip to the King tape vaults.
The "5" Royales had surprisingly few hits on King, but each and every one of their recordings offers something to cherish. The intense soul balladry of the Eugene Tanner-led My Wants For Love is more than complemented by the cool in Johnny T's delivery of ace jivers I Could Love You and Women About To Make Me Go Crazy. How many budding soul harmony groups learned their trade off classics like our title track, or the original versions of Think and Dedicated To The One I Love is probably beyond calculation. And there are probably not enough fingers and toes in Memphis to count how many times Steve Cropper not to mention a myriad other young guitar slingers would have played along with The Slummer The Slum, I'm With You and the truly stellar Get It in the course of honing his own magnificent craft. If you have any interest at all in the deep roots of soul music, you simply cannot afford not to own this fabulous compact disc.
A group as important as the "5" Royales will always deserve a definitive anthology. Without a shred of bias I can say that certainly as far as their King recordings go this is all that and more. It's hard, it's fair and it's a must for your selection.
By Tony Rounce (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2005||CD||17.00 €
|Al King & Arthur K Adams - Together - The Complete Kent And Modern Recordings
It’s true that we don’t release as many CDs of R&B and blues as we used to, for a variety of reasons, but Ace’s commitment to those genres remains strong. We’ll be stepping up our schedule in 2011 with several releases already planned for the early months of the year, including a further volume in the well-received “Mellow Cats & Kittens” series and a package of rare and unreleased 60s and 70s Ted Taylor material from Ronn. The next volume of material from John Dolphin’s tapes will also appear this side of next summer. Meanwhile, as a real end of year treat, we bring you, for the first time in once place, the complete Kent and Modern recordings of two west coast bluesmen whose work for the Bihari brothers has long been ripe for reappraisal – Al King and Arthur K Adams.
“Together” contains at least one version of every track that the two recorded for Kent-Modern between 1966 and 1969. Although Arthur’s tracks lean more towards soul than those of his CD mate, there is synergy between the two groups of recordings, in that Adams is also the lead guitarist on most if not all of the Al King sides. Neither man cut enough solo material to fill their own CD but the sum of their work for Kent-Modern does that in a most satisfying manner.
Al’s sides include the classic ‘My Name Is Misery’, its even better sequel ‘Get Lost’ and a slew of fine tracks that showcase his Percy Mayfield-influenced lyrics and delivery – many appearing in stereo for the first time ever. Arthur’s reputation among blues collectors was initially forged by his spellbinding ‘She Drives Me Out Of My Mind’, which first gained UK release on Blue Horizon. Here it’s also in stereo, taken from the mastertape that runs almost a minute longer than the original 45. Between the two of them they cook up a fine mess of blues and proto-bluesoul, aided by the fabulous arrangements of Maxwell Davis (who co-produced the sessions), musicians that number another west coast legend, Big Jay McNeely, among their ranks and – in Arthur’s case - duet partners of the calibre of Modern’s own Mary Love and Darlene Love’s sister Edna Wright (future lead singer of the Honey Cone).
It’s a shame that Al’s and Arthur’s singles for Kent and Modern didn’t meet with the sales that they deserved at the time. That they didn’t is not due to the quality of repertoire or performance, which is first rate in every instance, as you’ll hear yourself, when you invest your money – wisely – in “Together”.
By Tony Rounce (ACE Records)
|Ace Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|Albert King - Christmas Comes But Once A Year /I'll Be Your Santa
|Albert King - More Big Blues
||Ace Records 2001||CD||17.00 €
|Albert King - The Big Blues
Standing well over six feet and weighing in at around 250 pounds, it's no surprise that Albert King earned the nickname "The Velvet Bulldozer." Standing on stage with his Gibson Flying V, named Lucy, King cut an imposing visual figure. Still, he made an even bigger impression through his recordings, reaching fans all over the world with his punchy, aggressive guitar playing and his commanding voice. Born on a cotton plantation in Indianola, Mississippi, in 1923, King was introduced music in church, where his father played guitar. After picking up the guitar himself, King played across the south and midwest, winning a strong live following while in pursuit of a successful recording career. After a few abortive attempts, King finally scored a major hit single with "Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong," reaching #14 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1961. Recorded for Cincinnati's King label, the song captured the distinctive call-and-response style between King's voice and guitar, a direct extension of his gospel roots. It was included on his debut album The Big Blues, a dynamic mix of twelve vocal and instrumental tracks, ten of which were self-composed. Backed by a razor sharp band, which included Ike Turner on piano, King showed an authoritative command of ballads, rumbas and mid-tempo shuffles. It was a sound honed in countless club gigs, a "vivid sound" as the LP jacket rightly proclaimed. To restore this sound to its royal splendor, Sundazed sourced this reissue from the original King mono master tapes. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI) in Camarillo, CA, this resurrected LP boasts breathtaking sound and an exact reproduction of the original first edition cover artwork. Nothing less would have been worthy of one of the most important albums in the blues pantheon. All hail King Albert!
|Sundazed Music 2012||LP||23.00 €
|Albert King - The Definitive Albert King On Stax 2CD
||Stax Records 2011||CD||22.00 €
|Allen Toussaint - Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky 2CD
The Hit songs & productions 1957-1978
|Charly Records 2011||2-CD||17.00 €
|Alvin Cash - Windy City Workout - The Essential Dance Craze Hits 2CD
Chicago soul music is one of the many regional variations that proved nationally popular during the 1960s and this unique collection celebrates one of the city’s many stars Alvin Cash. An often overlooked sub-genre is the almost never-ending stream of dance craze records which caught the national imagination, and Alvin Cash was among the leading exponents.
Windy City Workout is the first ever legitimate CD release devoted entirely to Cash’s recordings. Disc 1 opens with his sole album release Twine Time, named after his biggest hit, and continues into Disc 2 with all of his single releases in chronological order. This deluxe memorabilia-laden package features notes from the eminent Chicago blues and soul expert Robert Pruter, and the track listing denotes all the chart placings he secured on America’s pop and R&B charts.
Cash’s recordings for Mar-V-Lus, Toddlin’ Town, Seventy-Seven and Sound Stage Seven are all included. Also featured are three tracks which only ever appeared on the now ultra-rare Toddlin’ Town LP, Wilson Pickett’s ‘Funky Broadway’ and two Arthur Conley hits, ‘Funky Street’ and ‘People Sure Act Funny’. Dances with instructions include The Twine, The Boo Ga Loo, The Bump, The Barracuda, The Boston Monkey, The Penguin, The Freeze, The Charge, The Popcorn and, second only to The Twine, The Ali Shuffle, a dance which Alvin dedicated to Mohammed Ali.
Alvin Cash passed away in 1999 but his music still resonates on today’s soul scene, as a quick visit to YouTube will attest. This carefully compiled 2CD set is the first comprehensive retrospective of his work and is testimony to the power of dance music; get up and get down is all you can really do to this collection.
|Charly Records 2012||2-CD||18.00 €
|Art Blakey - Hard Bop 2CD
2CD = 26 tracks
|Proper 2005||2-CD||13.00 €
|Arthur Alexander - Greatest
|Ace Records 2006||CD||17.00 €
|Arthur Alexander - Monument Years
28 long-lost treasures by the stylish country-soul artist whose songs were recorded by the Beatles and The Rolling Stones. These tracks come from the vaults of Nashville's Monument and Sound Stage 7 labels, and were recorded between 1965-1972.
|Ace Records 2001||CD||17.00 €
|Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Sunny Road
|Delmark Records 2013||CD||18.00 €
|B.B. King - Best Of The Blues Guitar King 1951-1966
18 sides of authentic blues from the supreme blues guitar player Mr B.B. King recorded in his prime in the 1950s and 60s, all remastered from the original tapes. The ideal mid-price introduction to B.B. King.
|Ace Records 2007||CD||12.00 €
|B.B. King - Best Of The Kent Singles
Easily the two most popular artists on the jukebox were Bobby Bland and BB King, with BB scoring an easy win over Bland in respect of who had the most 45s on the 'box'. These blues 45s had to compete with Motown, Atlantic and other 60s and 70s soul classics and they more than held their own, in terms of the number of plays racked up by customers.
Although not a great expert on the works of BB King, I did own a copy of his first Blue Horizon album, and knew that many of these same recordings were at least 5 or 6 years old. The fact that they were still getting regular jukebox plays in late 1970 was proof positive of their popularity in the black community. I was also interested to note that out of the 20+ B.B. King sides featured, more than two thirds were on Kent rather than BB's current label, ABC Bluesway.
Now, Ace Records is pleased to present for the first time ever, a properly mastered compilation containing many of these classic 45s. Much work has gone into identifying and selecting the best quality master sources for these original mono 45 cuts.
Over the years, a lot of fans have chosen to favour the earlier RPM 45s over the Kent releases. The fact that several of the Kent 45s feature original recordings that have been altered by overdubbing has undoubtedly created a prejudice in many peoples minds.
My colleague Roger Armstrong, who was responsible for the pre-production of this CD, has generally concentrated on the most popular Kent 45s that utilised unsullied original masters. Certain successful 45 releases that featured obviously inappropriate rhythm or horn overdubs have been omitted, in order to enhance your listening pleasure. Conversely the later 45 release of Worry, Worry with its sublime Maxwell Davis overdubbed horn arrangements has been included.
This could have been a double CD if we had chosen to include both sides of all of the Kent 45 releases. Instead Roger has concentrated on what we hope you will agree is truly a 'Best Of' BB's Kent 45s.
"Kentophiles" need not spend sleepless nights, worrying about possible omissions as any missing sides will eventually see the light of day, hopefully in a more appropriate setting.
It is Ace's intention that this collection will go some way to focusing attention on the many wonderful recordings contained in BB King's catalogue of Kent 45s.
* Headliners on those shows were hometown heroes, the Stooges, supported by the wonderful Allman Brothers Band, from Macon, Georgia.
By Ted Carroll (Ace Records
|Ace Records 2000||CD||17.00 €
|B.B. King - Live At The Regal
||Ace Records||LP||15.00 €
|B.B. King - Live At The Regal
||MCA Records 1997||CD||12.00 €
|B.B. King - Living Legend
Nauhoitettu USA:ssa livenä 1968. 5 biisiä
|B.B. King - My Sweet Little Angel
||Ace Records 1992||CD||18.00 €
|B.B. King - The Best Of The Early Years
|Ace Records 2007||CD||18.00 €
|B.B. King - The Jungle
||Ace Records 2008||CD||12.00 €
|B.B. King - Vintage Years 4CD Box
B.B. King is an international icon, the founding father of the blues and rock guitar styles. His landmark recordings of the 1950s and 1960s for RPM, Kent and Crown were very influential at the time, and still are. We proudly present 106 tracks from that extraordinary body of work
by John Broven
Ace Records is extremely honoured to be able to present THE VINTAGE YEARS, a momentous 4-CD box set of B.B. King's landmark recordings for the Modern Records group on the RPM, Crown and Kent labels in the 1950s and 1960s. B.B. is a true international icon, unquestionably the founding father of the blues and rock guitar styles. Here, his budding genius is revealed for all to see.
Looking back as the leader of this project, I became drawn more and more to B.B.'s music even though I had been listening to him forever. Most notably I was struck by the purity of his vocals (which have tended to be overshadowed by his peerless guitar work), by his knowledge and adaptation of seemingly the entire history of black recorded music, by his growing musical sophistication, and by those superb Maxwell Davis arrangements that have truly matured with age. At the end of it all, my admiration for this body of B.B.'s work is higher than ever.
The individual CDs here can be summarised as follows:
CD1: The Great B.B. contains many of the big hits readily associated with B.B. that he still plays to this day.
CD2: Memphis Blues'n'Boogie is a look at the rare recordings of the early 1950s engineered by Sam Phillips in Memphis, followed by those directed by Bill Harvey in Houston. Session-by-session, you can see B.B. finding his own style.
CD3: Take A Swing With Me covers the mid-late 1950s when B.B. was touring constantly, and Maxwell Davis became the music director. By this time, the blues market had started to dip, leading B.B. to record in a variety of styles from R&B, rock'n'roll, pop and doo wop to jazz and gospel.
CD4: King Of The Blues is where B.B. establishes his blues mastery as his association with Modern Records draws to an end.
The songs selected form a musical collage of the most creative stage of B.B.'s career, with the accent on listening pleasure. For the record, the 106 tracks include four previously unissued cuts and 25 stereo recordings with almost one-third of the content new to Ace CD. There are no less than 27 chart recordings, including four #1 R&B hits, 17 Top 10 R&B hits, and four Top 100 hits.
In its making, the The Vintage Years was not a rush job. For example, Managing Director Roger Armstrong spent many months analysing the Ace archive of over 2,000 B.B. King tapes to select the best (and correct) masters. Eventually Duncan Cowell at Sound Mastering Ltd did the crucial post-production work. The sound is sparkling. Never before has the original studio 'room' ambience of classic numbers such as 3 O'Clock Blues and Please Love Me been heard with such clarity and zest.
An impressive 74-page book, lavishly printed in full colour, accompanies the box and includes:
Essays by Colin Escott and myself, based on new interviews with B.B. King, Joe Bihari (of Modern Records) and Sam Phillips (of Sun Records).
A detailed track analysis by Colin Escott.
A user-friendly B.B. King discography by Peter Gibbon and myself.
A note on the exhaustive tape research process by Roger Armstrong.
Details of B.B.'s tours in the late 1950s, including an area map and contemporary photos of the venues that he graced.
Many previously unseen photos and illustrations.
In effect, the book records a fascinating but vanishing era when B.B. was strictly a star among his own people, mainly playing the arduous chitlin' circuit. At the time the white American and overseas markets were nothing but mirages over distant horizons for him (and his contemporaries). Now, as Sam Phillips observes, B.B.'s audience is worldwide.
Credit for the book editing process goes to Ace's Carol Fawcett, who worked closely with staffer Chris Popham. The impressive box cover idea comes from Philip Lloyd-Smee. Encouragingly, there has been a terrific level of co-operation from B.B. King and his manager Floyd Lieberman-.-those legendary record men Joe Bihari and Sam Phillips-.-award-winning author Colin Escott-.-and many fellow collectors and researchers including Dick Shurman, Dave Sax, Victor Pearlin, Miriam Linna and Chris Bentley. And we must not forget Ray Topping and Ted Carroll, whose pioneering B.B. King releases on Ace paved the way for this box set.
As for myself, it has been a privilege to be embroiled in a work that fills an essential gap in the recorded history of the King Of The Blues. The Vintage Years reminds us just how great B.B. was - and still is. As co-writer Colin Escott notes, This is music of passion and brilliant economy. In terms of ongoing influence, these could very well be the most important post-War blues recordings. Prepare for the shock of the old.
What The Critics Say....
It's no wonder that B.B. himself took time out to give his blessing to this genuinely exhilarating package, which firmly raises the benchmark for the presentation of artist retrospectives in any genre.
It's time to stand up and lead the applause for a...job done splendidly well.
(Keith Briggs, Blues & Rhythm)
It's not only an object lesson in what a box set should be, but also a fitting tribute to an undisputed king of the blues
(Peter Kane, Q)
An epic journey, mapped in vivid detail (Tony Russell, Mojo)
(from ACE RECORDS website)
|Ace Records 2002||CD-Box||48.00 €
|B.B. King - Wails - The Crown Series Vol. 2
18 biisiä vuosilta 1957-1963
|Ace Records 2003||CD||12.00 €
|B.Bumble & The Stingers / Joe Weaver & The Don Juans - Nut Rocker / Baby I Love You So
|Barbara Lynn - Here Is Barbara Lynn
originally released 1968.
|Warner Music Japan 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Barbara Lynn - The Jamie Singles Collection 1962-1965 2CD
2CD = 32 tracks
|Jamie Records 2008||CD||30.00 €
|Ben E. King - The Very Best Of
|Warner Music 1998||CD||10.00 €
|Bettye LaVette - Do Your Duty
Prior to her recent rediscovery by a new generation of admirers, Detroit-bred soul diva Bettye LaVette spent nearly four decades building a thrilling body of music that her new fans now have the pleasure of discovering. For many longtime LaVette devotees, her recordings for the Silver Fox label, and its parent company SSS International, rank with the artist’s finest work. Do Your Duty collects the 11 classic solo sides that LaVette cut for Silver Fox and SSS in 1969 and 1970, including her beloved R&B hits “He Made a Woman Out of Me” and “Do Your Duty.”
|Sundazed Music 2006||LP||20.00 €
|Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee - Blues With Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee
||Doxy Music 2012||LP||18.00 €
|Big Dee Irwin - Another Night with..
his complete Dimension Recordings and more.
|Big Joe Turner - Rock In My Bed
|Big Mama Thornton - The Complete 1950-1961 2CD
||Le Chant Du Monde 2013||CD||18.00 €
|Bill Doggett And His Combo - Fingertips
1963 LP:n uusintajulkaisu
|Billy Bland - Let The Little Girl Dance
||Ace Records 1992||CD||18.00 €
|Billy Lee Riley - The Mojo Albums, plus
(1-CD DigiPac, four panel, with 32-Page booklet, 29 tracks. Playing time: 87:59). --Both of Riley's rare and sought-after Mojo albums available now for the first time in 30 years. - The'Vintage' rock 'n' roll album features rockabilly legend Larry Donn whose red-hot rockin' piano helps Riley rip through ten rock 'n' roll classics in half an hour. Way to go! 'Southern Soul At The Brave-Falcon' serves up another 12 hypnotic tracks in a visceral, bluesy set of shuffling, rocking rhythms. You can practically smell the magnolia. Also included are the rare Mojo single as by Skip Wiley and a clutch of unissued tracks including a longer version of the Chuck Berry Medley. -- The late Billy Lee Riley was one of the titanic but unsung pioneers of rock 'n' roll. He was better looking than Carl Perkins, his multi-instrumental ability surpassed Elvis's, his confidence equalled Jerry Lee Lewis's. And he was important to Sun Records in ways other were not. Riley's musicians, co-opted as studio session-men, plotted the course of rock 'n 'roll as much as many a more celebrated band. - Like the household names, Riley had a life after Sun and this 29-track CD contains two diverse but equally versatile albums made some 14 years apart. 'Vintage', from 1980, is a solid, renascent set of immortal rock 'n 'roll classics inspired by the renewed European interesting rockabilly and Sun Records. Then there's 'Southern Soul At The Brave-Falcon' which features R&B standards, Top 40 tunes and Riley's own songs in a live nightclub recording which captures the best sounds of the era. It's sexy, blues 'n' boogie based soulful music and when Riley hollers 'Do the Temptation Walk' it's the mid-60s all over again. - As Bear Family always goes that extra, obsessional mile, we've included a longer undubbed version of the Chuck Berry Medley, several other previously unissued performances and a rare Mojo single issued under de pseudonym of Skip Wiley.
|Bear Family 2010||CD||17.00 €
|Billy Wade / The Korvals - Loop De Loop / Walk Right In
nice 60s original Swedish pressing. VG+ condition. BLUE VINYL
|Blendtones / Jimmy McHugh - Lovers / I Don't Want Everything
|Zanzibar Records||Single/EP||6.00 €
|Blues & Rhythm No. 41 - Christmas 1988
Sonny Boy, Kenny Neal, Son House...
|Blues & Rhythm 1988||Lehdet||2.00 €
|Blues News - 6/2007 = # 228
Sven Zetterberg, Erja Lyytinen, Larry Garner, David Whiteis..
|Blues News 2007||Lehdet||6.00 €
|Bo Diddley - 500% More Man
|Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley & Company
|Bo Diddley - Is An Outlaw
||Checker 2012||LP||18.00 €
|Bo Diddley - Is Loose
||Checker 2012||LP||18.00 €
|Bob Vidone And The Rhythm Rockers / The Rhythm Tones - Weird / Wobble Wickie
||Norton Records||Single/EP||6.00 €
|Bobby "Blue" Bland - It's My Life, Baby - The Singles A's & B's 2CD
One of the greatest of all American R&B singers and still performing and recording today at the age of 80.
This is the first ever collection to compile all of his singles A and B sides on one 2CD set from his first in 1951 to the end of 1960.
Includes many of his greatest hits like, 'Further on up the Road', 'I Pity the Fool' and 'I'll Take Care of You'.
Fully detailed liner notes detail Bobby's rise to fame.
|Jasmine Records 2011||CD||12.00 €
|Bobby Bland - Two Steps From The Blues
originally released 1961
|Doxy Music 2012||LP||20.00 €
|Bobby Bland - Voice - Duke Recordings 1959-1969
|Ace Records 1991||CD||18.00 €
|Bobby Charles - After A While, Crocodile.. The 50s Anthology
|Great Voices Of The Century 2010||CD||10.00 €
|Bobby Darin - Sings Ray Charles
||Hallmark Music 2013||CD||5.90 €
|Bobby Day with Bob & Earl - Rockin' Robin
|Ace Records 2002||CD||18.00 €
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