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|VA: - Greasy Rock'n'Roll Vol. 14
|Blakey Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Great British Skiffle Vol. 4 2CD
||Smith & Co 2010||CD||12.00 €
|VA: - Great Googly Moo
It’s been a long time since “Great Googa Mooga” (CDCHD 880), a collection of answers to profound issues confronting mankind for millennia and a comprehensive overview of the finest minds of the 20th century. People are still talking about it, often for its danceability and entertainment value, of all things! It’s been heard said that a follow-up volume already exists, people have waited so long for its appearance. Now, finally, we bring you that long overdue sequel.
In January 1960 Pat Boone launched a record label called Agoom Agooc. This is Cooga Mooga reversed. The Phantom’s ‘Love Me’ may have been the only release on the label. Does this help set the tone? We hope so, but need to add that the above mentioned tune does not grace this album. So what does?
The Quasar of Rock, His Royal Highness, Little Richard, is once again present. This time with an alternate take of that epitome of undisputed truths, ‘Tutti Frutti’. Also back in attendance is the Great Pretender to the throne and a king among rockers himself, Larry Williams, this time with the wildest take of ‘Hocus Pocus’. The Rivingtons, whose ‘Mama Oom Mow Mow’ can be heard on “Great Googa Mooga”, return with ‘The Bird’s The Word’.
The Spaniels lend us our title with ‘Great Googly Moo’, one of their late and just as great Vee-Jay 45s. You can’t hear too much about that mysterious place described in Sheriff & the Revels’ ‘Shombalor’. We are very excited about releasing for the first time anywhere the great wordsmith Shirley Ellis’ unissued ‘Ka Ta Ga Boom Beat’, from the time of her huge hits ‘The Name Game’ and ‘The Clapping Song’. And the irrepressible Screamin’ Jay Hawkins is ‘Hearing Voices’. Altogether 24 upbeat tracks that will mentally beat you up.
In much the same way that the blues is full of idiosyncratic language that has baffled even the hardiest of scholars, songs written for teenagers in the 50s and early 60s were often couched in a similarly veiled sub-cultural tongue. Bop talk among jazz musicians of the 1920s alienated white listeners. Likewise, the language of rock’n’roll was often contrived to alienate adults (squares). Many of these songs were written and recorded in alliance with radio DJs eager to get a leg up on their competition by promoting an in-lingo known only among their own listeners. In this way we got, among many others, the Bobbettes with ‘Rock And Ree Ah Zole (The Teen-Age Talk)’.
Some fascinating stories emerge: people going ‘Oonka Chicka’, for no understandable reason; others creating answer records to ‘Sh-Boom’. Where would you start? The last word should probably have gone to the Tammys and their epic ‘Egyptian Shumba’, but it doesn’t. It goes to Macy Skipper, who gets caught ‘Goofin’ Off’. What else can I tell you? In this volume we get a little closer to some answers. But we don’t delve too deep. We’re scared!
By Brian Nevill (ACE Records)
|Ace Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Hillbilly Bop, Boogie & The Honky Tonk Blues Vol. 4
Following on from the success of the first three volumes; this, the forth volume of the Hillbilly Bop, Boogie & The Honky Tonk Blues features a first rate selection of tough foot tappin' tunes juxtaposed with timeless Country gems.
The late '50s was a tough time for Country music which struggled to find its voice amongst the youth driven onslaught of Rock & Roll. Many of the tracks on this set reflect this change, as the Country singers and bands tried to appeal to this new audience by adding a harder edge to their music and lyrics.
This is truly a fantastic addition to not just the previous three volumes but to Jasmines Country range. These were exciting times with the old order desperately clinging to the traditional ways, whilst the newcomers were challenging and ever pushing the boundaries between Country and Rock & Roll.
|Jasmine Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - It's Gonna Be Action Packed Vol. 11
||Rockin' Rarities 2010||LP||13.00 €
|VA: - Just Around Bakersfield- Rock Bop Country
||Classics Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - Just Go Wild Over Rock'n'Roll
||Roll Rock & Rhythm Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - Killer Hoodlum Rockin'
||Collector Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - Like What We Wrote -The Songs Of Johnny And Dorsey Vol. 3
||Hydra Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - London American Label Year By Year 1959
They say that as one gets older the passage of time becomes ever faster. That’s only true if you are not compiling CDs of music from bygone days. At the moment, and thanks in no small way to the “London American Label Year By Year” series, Peter Gibbon and I feel as though we’re permanently stuck in the late 1950 and early 1960s, reliving our youth over and over again in a skewed cross between Groundhog Day and Life On Mars. Roll over Doctor Who, and tell Gene Hunt the news.
The late 50s and early 60s are a long way from the worst years to find yourself reliving. I would bet that I am far from the only person here who, given the choice, would not permanently reset his personal controls for a one-way ticket to a similar time frame. However you slice it, the soundtrack to that period is worth abandoning DAB for in favour of the return of Fabulous 208, Juke Box Jury and ceaseless attempts to locate AFN’s signal.
The series continues to offer Ace fans their own personal time machine via some of the best American records of their era, all of which appeared on the cherished black-and-silver imprint. This month Ace’s equivalent of the TARDIS lands in 1959 – a pivotal year in popular music that managed to survive the US payola scandals, a UK printers strike, a failed experiment with stereo 45s (Sun and Specialty in stereo? Methinks not, thanks) and all attempts to kill off rock’n’roll and replace it with lots of people called Bobby and Frankie, to bring us some of the most wonderful and well-remembered recordings of that life-changing decade.
It’s a mark of how many great records came out on London in ’59 that only one of the tracks on our latest compilation is currently available elsewhere on Ace. Once again the diversity of the compilation reflects London’s own diversity of catalogue. (Inevitably nobody will like everything here – but, hey, Wink Martindale’s ‘Deck Of Cards’ was the label’s biggest seller of the year and that’s what the god of electronics invented that fast forward button on your CD player for.) Thanks to the foresight of the Decca (that’s D-E-C-C-A) record company in preserving the original production tapes for London 45s, we are again able to bring you more than 80% of the tracks featured from the same sources that were used to manufacture those 45s over 50 years ago.
Believe me, I could chat all day about this, but the TARDIS is making that funny noise it makes when it’s about to take off and we need to make sure that our next stop is 1963. All being well, we should land there early next year. If anyone would like to apply for the post of our glamorous sidekick, we’re still taking applications.
By Tony Rounce (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - London American Label Year By Year 1961
To no one’s surprise, the “London American Year By Year” series has proven to be an instant success for Ace. The combination of nostalgia for both the era that the series will cover and for the label itself, not to mention the prospect of owning hundreds more vintage gems on Ace CD for the first time, has ensured that – as the late Fergus Cashin of the Daily Sketch might have put it - “this one will run and run”.
Indeed, such is the demand for future volumes that we’ve already stepped up the scheduling of LAYBY from two to three times a year. (Well, your compilers will both be well into their seventies by the time of the intended final volume, and like you we’d prefer to live to see the series through to its grand finale – thus it seemed a sensible thing to do…). Fans can expect this January release of this 1961 volume to be followed by 1962 in October, with our first backtrack to 1959 as the tasty filler for this musical sandwich in June. We’d like to step that schedule up even more if we could – but as you can imagine, each volume is a mammoth undertaking for Ace’s licensing department, not to mention the amount of work that goes into sourcing the original London tapes and the matching the audio to the sound of the original 45s by the guys at Sound Mastering. These things just do not happen overnight, and we do need to put some other CDs out in between and around these releases to stay in business, y’know…
All this notwithstanding, we kick off the ‘tennies’ with LAYBY 1961, which we feel more than upholds the standard set by its acclaimed predecessor. One of the main promises we made to the collector was that each volume would feature at least 20 tracks that were new to Ace CD. On this occasion, only one of the featured tracks has ever been heard on Ace before (Timi Yuro’s ‘Hurt’). This is quite astounding when one considers that debutantes here include Eddie Cochran’s ‘Weekend’, Del Shannon’s ‘So Long Baby’ and Jerry Lee Lewis’ ‘What’d I Say’, to name but three. It really does demonstrate how much rock ‘n’ roll gold there still is in ‘them thar hills’ to mine, doesn’t it?
As ever, there’s extensive track-by-track commentary, with a shot of every featured London 45 to complement the annotation. An intro by long-time London collector Roger Cope perfectly sums up the feelings of everyone who ever put their pocket money or part of a meagre pay packet towards the purchase of one or more of these goodies, your compilers included. And the best news of all is that all of the songs run for less than two and a half minutes, so if there’s something here you don’t like (and we truthfully don’t expect everyone to enjoy everything that’s on offer across the series) you’re seldom more than 150 seconds away from something that you will!”
By Tony Rounce (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Mit der Raupe fahr'n...
Das waren noch Zeiten: Ab an die Raupe! Denn da lief die neueste Musik auf dem Freimarkt in Bremen, dem Oldenburger Krammermarkt, dem Hamburger Dom oder auf anderen Rummelplatz - Sausen. Discotheken gab's noch nicht - und wo sonst konnte man mit den Mädchen so schön flirten und bei geschlossenem Verdeck unbemerkt knutschen?! Die ersten Schmatzer in der Raupenbahn klingen bis heute nach, die Liebesschwüre hängen noch immer zwischen den alten Kufen der Bahn... Das Bremen - Eins - Team der 'Oldiebörse' holt diese unvergesslichen Erinnerungen und handfesten Gefühle zurück - die bei intensivem Hinhören plötzlich gar nicht mehr so alt erscheinen... Die RAUPENHITS der Oldiebörse, präsentiert von BEAR FAMILY RECORDS: ein Muss - nicht nur für den großen Rummel!
|Bear Family 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Mostly Ghostly - More Horror For Halloween
||Ace Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Nasty Rockabilly Vol. 19
Rare 50s Rock & Roll / Rockabilly. X-rated sleeve
|B-Sharp Records 2010||LP||15.00 €
|VA: - Nasty Rockabilly Vol. 20
Rare 50s Rock & Roll / Rockabilly. X-rated sleeve
|B-Sharp Records 2010||LP||15.00 €
|VA: - One Night Stand - Recorded Live at the Granada, Edmonton
recordings first published 1963
|Pastime Productions 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Philadelphia Pop - Rockin' And Croonin' On Bandstand 1957-59
After the initial rise of rock and roll, and with thanks to the power of TV the city of Philadelphia briefly became the centre for a new kind of teenage pop music with acts like Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell who dominated the charts in the late '50s.
Featuring recordings made between 1957 and 1959 including such classics as 'At the Hop', 'Venus', 'Butterfly' and 'Tallahassee Lassie'.
Virtually every one of the 44 tracks on this great set was a chart record either in America or the UK, often both!
Fully detailed liner notes chart the rise of Philadelphia's influence thanks to the popularity of the TV show 'American Bandstand'.
Price: £8.99 / $14.83 / €10.10
1. CHARLIE GRACIE - BUTTERFLY
2. CHARLIE GRACIE - FABULOUS
3. CHARLIE GRACIE - WANDERIN' EYES
4. DANNY AND THE JUNIORS - AT THE HOP
5. BILLY AND LILLIE - LAH DEE DAH
6. FRANKIE AVALON - DE DE DINAH
7. THE SILHOUETTES - GET A JOB
8. CHARLIE GRACIE - COOL BABY
9. DICKY DOO AND THE DON'TS - CLICK CLACK
10. DANNY AND THE JUNIORS - ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO STAY
11. JOHN ZACHERLE (THE COOL GHOUL) - DINNER WITH DRAC
12. FRANKIE AVALON - YOU EXCITE ME
13. DICKY DOO AND THE DON'TS - NEE NEE NA NA NA NA NU NU
14. DANNY AND THE JUNIORS - DOTTIE
15. FRANKIE AVALON - GINGERBREAD
16. CHARLIE GRACIE - LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS
17. DICKIE DOO & THE DON'TS - LEAVE ME ALONE
18. FRANKIE AVALON - I'LL WAIT FOR YOU
19. THE APPLEJACKS - MEXICAN HAT ROCK
20. FRANKIE AVALON - WHAT LITTLE GIRL
21. BILLY AND LILLIE - LUCKY LADYBUG
22. THE APPLEJACKS - ROCKA CONGA
1. FABIAN - I'M A MAN
2. FRANKIE AVALON - VENUS
3. BOBBY RYDELL - PLEASE DON'T BE MAD
4. FABIAN - TURN ME LOOSE
5. BOBBY RYDELL - ALL I WANT IS YOU
6. FRANKIE AVALON - BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS
7. FRANKIE AVALON - A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL
8. CHUBBY CHECKER - THE CLASS
9. FREDDY CANNON - TALLAHASSEE LASSIE
10. BOBBY RYDELL - KISSIN' TIME
11. FABIAN - TIGER
12. FRANKIE AVALON - JUST ASK YOUR HEART
13. FREDDY CANNON - OKEFENOKEE
14. FABIAN - COME ON AND GET ME
15. FRANKIE AVALON - TWO FOOLS
16. BOBBY RYDELL - WE GOT LOVE
17. BOBBY RYDELL - I DIG GIRLS
18. FREDDY CANNON - WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS
19. FRANKIE AVALON - WHY
20. FABIAN - HOUND DOG MAN
21. FABIAN - THIS FRIENDLY WORLD
22. BOBBY RYDELL - LITTLE BITTY GIRL
|Jasmine Records 2010||CD||13.00 €
|VA: - Press-Tone Rockabilly Vol. 3
||Press-Tone Music 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Primitive Chicks Get There Slap Bass Kicks
||Collector Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - Red Bluejeans & Checkerboard Socks
Elvis Presley brought a sense of tribal identity to America’s youth when he hit national TV in 1956, although teenage style was happening even before the coming of rock’n’roll. A teenage look was adopted in the same way that “our” music would be when it arrived. In the USA post-war prosperity brought teenage style much earlier than in our war-torn and austere continent, although occupying American forces did leave a certain mark. In Britain we invented the Teddy boy and girl, a sort of working class nose-thumbing to our elders and so-called betters. For us, the advent of rock’n’roll and its attendant style was held back by our very own skiffle craze, a folky off-shoot of trad jazz (chunky knits and corduroy). The froth was not blown off the coffee until well into 1957 on this side of the Atlantic, by which time the teenage “absolute beginner” had truly arrived. And the look was all-American.
Carl Lee Perkins was the man responsible for the granddaddy of all these songs about clothes. Born out of an expression heard by Johnny Cash while serving in the military; suggested as a song subject to a bemused Carl; exacerbated by something Carl overheard on a dance floor, and eventually written in the middle of a speed-addled night on a paper potato sack. Carl’s ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ was the first essentially country record to top all three of Billboard’s charts: country & western, R&B and popular. Carl’s meteoric career was the template for most of the early rockabilly exponents: full of wild highs and tragic lows. It’s true to say that despite its longevity, phenomenal influence over much that followed, including the Beatles, and its star-crossed nature, Carl's career would never quite rise beyond the reputation of that first massive hit. This album brings the original ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ to the Ace canon for the very first time. Can you believe that?
Our opening song (and album title) would have found record-hungry European teens of ’57 somewhat confused – an example of creative juxtaposition perhaps? Red blue jeans? But of course, with time came the clarification of all things spoken hep. Back in those days, and for some time to come, our brothers and sisters across the Pond called all jeans bluejeans (one word). Sometimes they called them Levi’s, but in the UK in the late 50s that description meant even less. So, of course, we have blue jeans … and they’re red! ‘Red Bluejeans And A Pony Tail’ was, of course, the successor to a hit from the previous year where we first heard of this strange apparel, in Gene Vincent’s very first release, ‘Be Bop A Lula’: “She’s the gal in the red bluejeans, She’s the queen of all the teens.”
From ‘Blue Suedes’ and ‘Red Bluejeans’ we could have moved in the same direction as pop music tended to do at the time. In the world of the hit parade we had ‘Short Shorts’, ‘Pink Shoe Laces’, ‘Black Denim Trousers’, ‘White Bucks’ and ‘Saddle Shoes’. Not for us such drab garb. Our outfitters have rounded up some ‘Straight Skirts’, ‘Tight Sweaters’, ‘Pink Peg Slacks’, ‘Slim Jims’, ‘Tight Capris’, ‘Penny Loafers’, ‘Squeaky Shoes’, ‘Boy’s Shirts’, ‘Plaid Skirts’, ‘Yellow Pants’, ‘Red and Blue Velvet’, ‘Sun Glasses’, ‘Checkerboard and Knee Socks’ and ‘Bermuda Shorts’.
And they all rock their socks off. Yes, with that get-up you better stay out of school. By Brian “Feel The Schmutter” Nevill
|Ace Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Rock From Valley Country II
hyvä kokoelma ruotsalaisia rock and roll / rockabilly ym alan bändejä
|Ilen Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - Rock Til You Drop Vol. 2
||Classics Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Rockabilly Action
||Deejay 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - Rockers ! Volume 1
very early 1960s guitar rockers
|B-Sharp Records 2010||LP||14.00 €
|VA: - Shrink To Fit Vol. 2 - Cotton Pickin' Rockers
||Slick O Rama 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - Slap That Bass! The Story Of Finnish Rockabilly & 50s Style
NYT SAATAVANA ! Slap That Bass! - The Story Of Finnish Rockabilly & 50's Style Rock'n'Roll.
SLAP THAT BASS! kokoaa neljän cd:n ja 105 kappaleen voimalla
suomalaisen 50's rock'n'roll -alakulttuurin musiikillisen historian. Mukana ovat
ensimmäisen polven isot nimet Teddy & The Tigersistä Buck Jonesin kautta The
Slippersiin ja kehityskulkua seurataan edelleen Melrosen,Hearthillin ja
Francinen modernisoidun rockabillyn kautta tämän päivän uusimpiin debytantteihin.
Boksin on ideoinut, koonnut ja toimittanut Rumba -ja Rytmi-lehtien entisenä
päätoimittajana tunnettu toimittaja Mikko Aaltonen, joka on
vuoden kestäneen projektin aikana kaivanut esiin ja haastatellut erikseen kaikki 90
boksilla esiintyvää yhtyettä ja artistia.
"Useat kappaleet julkaistaan nyt ensimmäistä kertaa cd-muodossa ja löysimme mukaan
myös muutaman kokonaan ennenjulkaisemattoman levytyksen", kertoo Aaltonen.
Mukana tulee upea 60-sivuinen kirjanen, jossa on esittelyt ja tarkat faktat
jokaisesta boksilla kuultavasta yhtyeestä ja kappaleesta sekä
lukuisia harvinaisia ja hienoja valokuvia bändeistä ja rockabilly-porukoista
vuosikymmenten varrelta. Paketin kruunaa YLE:n Pekka Laineen perusteellinen essee.
|Johanna 2010||CD-Box||40.00 €
|VA: - Stack A Records
An interesting compilation featuring recordings from the Crest Records catalogue and its subsidiary Silver. Also includes Eddie Daniels, Hank Cochran and Don Deal tracks only available before as limited editions.
Plus 10 live recordings featuring; 1956 radio recordings from the original masters of Jerry Mercer and Narvel Felts.
October 1957 Australian Tour with Little Richard, Eddie Cochran backed by the Little Richard Band, Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps. Early 1957 Australian Tour with Freddie Bell and The Bellboys, The Platters and Bill Haley and The Comets.
|T-Bird Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Sun Records Story 6LP Box
3 x tupla-LP pakettia samassa kansiossa = 6 LP:tä. 94 biisiä
|Charly Records 2010||LP-Box||75.00 €
|VA: - Teen Rockin' Fever Vol. 2
||Scooter Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - Teen Rockin' Party Vol. 1
||Classics Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - That British Sound Vol. 10
||Blakey Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - The Best Of Golden Crest 2CD
Ace Records’ link with Golden Crest dates back to 1993. That was when I travelled to picturesque Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, to discuss a licensing deal specifically for the Wailers’ enduring hit instrumental, ‘Tall Cool One’, which duly appeared on “The Golden Age of American Rock’n’Roll, Vol 6” (CDCHD 650). Label-founder Clark Galehouse had died 10 years earlier, so his daughter Shelley came along with her trusted adviser – none other than the great but notorious Hy Weiss of Old Town Records. I couldn’t believe my “luck” in coming up against one of the sharpest and most conniving minds in the business. Eventually I ended up with two contracts: one for Ace; the other in marriage to Shelley.
Through the years Ace has released the “The Fabulous Wailers” (CDCHD 675, a classic and still a solid seller); “On The Road With Rock’n’Roll” by Mando and the Chili Peppers and “Golden Crest Instrumentals” (now deleted); plus quite a few individual tracks. Other reissue labels have licensed Golden Crest masters, from rock’n’roll, rocking instrumentals, doo wop and teen to classical.
Now, at last, we have this first-ever “The Best Of Golden Crest” collection, which draws on singles aimed primarily at the Top 100 charts in the peak rock’n’roll years from the parent label and its subsidiaries Shelley, DeWitt and Yorkshire. Out of the 48 tracks here, no less than 35 are new to Ace CD with almost half new to CD anywhere.
By virtue of its location in Huntington Station, NY, Golden Crest was well placed to trawl talent from Long Island (including Queens and Brooklyn), also New York and New Jersey. But the label made its mark when ‘Tall Cool One’ by the Wailers, from the Northwest area, hit the Top 50 charts on Billboard and Cash Box in 1959 and then again in 1964. As a result of the Wailers’ success, Galehouse tapped into other Northwest acts Clayton Watson (Lord Dent), the Mad Plaids, the Chessmen and Lola Sugia. A further wellspring of satisfying recordings in an R&B vein (but with no hits) emanated from record lady Lillian Claiborne of Washington, D.C.
So, what new-to-CD tracks are there to savour? From the Claiborne stable, try the three New Orleans R&B-influenced Calvin Ruffins and the spot-on Little Willie John soundalike Johnny Stewart with ‘Come On And Love Me’; the attitudinal ‘Bug Out’ by the Seven Teens and more teen pop from the Three Graces and the Montells; ‘Why Did You Tell Me?’ by anguished R&B’er Cartrell Dickson; the superior soul of ‘Girl’ by the Bluestyle with Carl Vanterpool; singles by jazz masters Coleman Hawkins and Carmen Leggio; the splendid bonus track, ‘New York City Blues’, by Larry Dale & his Houserockers (with Bob Gaddy and Jimmy Spruill), written by UK author/Juke Blues writer Dave Williams; and, of course, the three “new” Wailers cuts from their very first 1958 session.
To round off this double CD, there is a highly attractive booklet detailing the label’s history and featuring its innovative picture 45s and picture sleeves. For all the diversity of music genres released, Golden Crest Records was still part of the marvellous cartel of independent labels that contributed so much to the rock’n’roll era. And it shows in these 48 tall cool ones.
By John Broven (Ace Records website)
|Ace Records 2010||CD||23.00 €
|VA: - The Car's The Star
Great compilation! 22 Rockin' tracks all based on the subject of automobiles.
|Western Star Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - The Holly Sound
||Classics Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - The Memphis Jukebox Vol. 2
||Vee-Tone Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - Thunderbike Vol. 1
18 rare tracks from the 50s and 60s. Scorchin' R&B and R&R
|Thunderbike Records 2010||LP||15.00 €
|VA: - Town Hall Party August 29 & September 5, 1959
DVD with 12-page booklet, 30 tracks, playing time: 92:03) - 'Town Hall Party' was among the first of the country music shows to be seen on U.S. television, making its debut in early 1952 and running until early 1961. Staged every Saturday in a theatre in Compton, a suburb of Los Angeles, the stage was made up to look like an old barn, thus continuing the traditions of the various live shows that were first heard on the radio airwaves three decades earlier. 'Town Hall Party' was created with its own cast of regular performers and musicians, boasting a house that was virtually a 'who's who' of the West Coast scene comprising such as Joe Maphis, Merle Travis, Skeets McDonald, Johnny Bond and Tommy Duncan. Jay Stewart (who later hosted the TV quiz show 'Let's Make A Deal'), and Tex Ritter were the MCs. The weekly show presented an equally impressive guest list. Among the many guests to appear were Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Eddie Cochran, The Collins Kids, Freddie Hart, Wanda Jackson, George Jones, Merle Lindsay, Bob Luman, Carl Perkins, Jim Reeves, Marty Robbins, Hank Snow and Gene Vincent. -- Now 'Town Hall Party' is reborn on DVD. Launched in 2002, this continuing DVD series present both individual artists' performances, compiled from different appearances on 'Town Hall Party', and complete cast shows selected from specific dates. Completely remastered, and presented with full colour booklets, these releases fully captured the atmosphere, artistry and sounds of a bygone country music age.
|Bear Family 2010||DVD||25.00 €
|VA: - Town Hall Party July 25th & August 15, 1959
DVD with 12-page booklet, DVD-pak, 39 tracks, playing time: 114:05) -- 'Town Hall Party' was among the first of the country music shows to be seen on U.S. television, making its debut in early 1952 and running until early 1961. Staged every Saturday in a theatre in Compton, a suburb of Los Angeles, the stage was made up to look like an old barn, thus continuing the traditions of the various live shows that were first heard on the radio airwaves three decades earlier. 'Town Hall Party' was created with its own cast of regular performers and musicians, boasting a house that was virtually a 'who's who' of the West Coast scene comprising such as Joe Maphis, Merle Travis, Skeets McDonald, Johnny Bond and Tommy Duncan. Jay Stewart (who later hosted the TV quiz show 'Let's Make A Deal'), and Tex Ritter were the MCs. The weekly show presented an equally impressive guest list. Among the many guests to appear were Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Eddie Cochran, The Collins Kids, Freddie Hart, Wanda Jackson, George Jones, Merle Lindsay, Bob Luman, Carl Perkins, Jim Reeves, Marty Robbins, Hank Snow and Gene Vincent. -- Now 'Town Hall Party' is reborn on DVD. Launched in 2002, this continuing DVD series present both individual artists' performances, compiled from different appearances on 'Town Hall Party', and complete cast shows selected from specific dates. Completely remastered, and presented with full colour booklets, these releases fully captured the atmosphere, artistry and sounds of a bygone country music age.
|Bear Family 2010||DVD||23.00 €
|VA: - We Never Had It So Good
A fantastic 25 track tribute to British Rock n Roll of the late 50s and early 60s.
Featuring lots of your favourite Western Star artists, some original British legends and a few new names you'll not have heard of yet!
|Western Star 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Wildest - The Young Breed Vol. 2
||Wild Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - You Heard It Here First! Vol. 2
As a concept it’s a revelation – the original versions of (mostly) familiar songs that went on to become big hits by other artists. Familiarity is turned on its head as mental receptors attuned to the better-known hit versions – the received wisdom, if you like – are challenged for attention by the performers who made the original recordings to little or no acclaim. It’s a parallel universe where the reassuringly familiar landscape is a beautiful illusion.
Volume 1 of “You Heard It Here First” was among our best sellers of last year and we believe that this sequel is an even stronger package. Here again are pop hits as the soundtrack to our lives – but not as we know them.
Many of these original versions are exceedingly rare in vinyl form, notably Dan Penn’s self-penned original version of ‘I’m Your Puppet’ (on which Penn actually sings the line ‘I’m The Puppet’, in contrast to all the versions which followed) and the Corporation’s barnstorming ‘Candida’, subsequently a US #3 for Tony Orlando’s Dawn, though one wonders why the Corporation’s torrid original failed to make the same impact.
Tony Joe White’s ‘Polk Salad Annie’, a top 10 hit on the Monument label in 1969, laid down the template for the so-called swamp rock sound and was later popularised by Elvis who had a UK hit with the song in 1973. But for all his seeming self-assurance, White had struggled to make the song work , having cut it for Monument as ‘Old Man Willis’ a year earlier before re-recording it with a fresh set of lyrics as ‘Polk Salad Annie’. Here’s how it sounded before the re-write – a truly intriguing juxtaposition.
Most of Brian Hyland’s hits were written for him so it comes as a surprise to learn that his signature tune, ‘Sealed With A Kiss’, had first been recorded some two years earlier by the Four Voices, a clean-cut vocal group. That is the version which displays the apparent debt the song owed to ‘The Green Leaves of Summer’, a big hit of the day.
Transmogrified by successive generations of folk and pop artists into ‘Wimoweh’ ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’, Solomon Linda’s African tribal chant, ‘Mbube’, must be one of the most misappropriated tunes in post-war pop music, though in recent years Linda began to receive the acknowledgement for his memorable if inadvertent contribution to the pop canon and we are proud to present it here.
Sixties wheeler-dealer Simon Napier-Bell and TV maven Vicki Wickham took it upon themselves to pen English lyrics to a contemporary Italian hit, ’Io Che Non Vivo (Senza Te)’ in the back of a cab on their way to an evening meal at a restaurant in London’s West End in early 1966 – or so the redoubtable Napier-Bell has claimed in various autobiographies. Those twenty or so usefully occupied minutes produced ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’, under which title the song has provided something of a lifelong annuity for the pair. Pino Donaggio’s gorgeous Italian original of this classic power ballad is among the highlights of the set.
‘Sorrow’ was knocked out without much conscious effort as a filler for the McCoys’ first album in the wake of their 1965 mega-hit ‘Hang On Sloopy’. Maybe the producers (who also happened to write the song) missed a trick by consigning ‘Sorrow’ to makeweight status, but no matter as Brit duo the Sorrows took the song into the UK Top 10 a few months later. That was the version that inspired David Bowie’s recording but it’s the McCoys’ stripped-down original which probably packs the mightiest charm of all.
The songs, compellingly sequenced, are all hits, the technicolour packaging incorporating all the prerequisite fax’n’info, gives off a warm comforting glow, and the entire concept constitutes a little bit of pop history in the making. What’s not to like?
By Rob Finnis (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|Wanda Jackson - You Know I'm Good / Shakin' All Over
Recorded 2009. Produced by Jack White
|Third Man Records 2010||Single/EP||8.00 €
|Wayne Walker - How Do You Think I Feel ?
Wayne Walker will forever be known as a highly-successful songwriter in the country and pop fields during the 1950s and 1960s. Since his death in the late 1970s, however, he became something of a rockabilly hero in Europe with such obscure recordings as “All I Can Do Is Cry”, “Love Me”, “Bo-Bo Ska Diddle Daddle”, “You’ve Got Me” and “Little Ole You” which have kept the dance floors of the many rock ‘n’ roll clubs filled. Strangely, those thirty-odd years that have since elapsed have never seen a complete Wayne Walker reissue…until now! This is Wayne Walker – The singer and his songs
|El Toro Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|Western Toneflyers - I Don't Mind / Detour
||Vic-Tone Records 2010||Single/EP||5.00 €
|Wild Goners - Got What It Takes
||Sleazy Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|20th Flight Rockers - On The Go
hyvä kotimainen rockabilly uutuus. ahkerasti keikkailevan bändin ensilevy nyt saatavana. Tue hyvää kotimaista rockabillyä. Bändin omakustanne !
|20 Flight Rockers 2009||CD||13.00 €
|Amos Milburn - Amos Rocks
The wildest rockin' recordings from Amos Milburn's golden years ...1946-1957! Plus the piano pounder's greatest R&B hits! Milburn influenced Fats Domino and New Orleans R&B! Hugely detailed liner notes, including a new interview with guitarist Texas Johnny Brown, one of Amos' Chickenshackers! The last word on the first name in rockin' rhythm & blues! -- One of the greatest hitmakers of the postwar R&B era, Amos Milburn wrote and recorded uproarious odes to sex, booze and all-night partying. It was rock 'n' roll in all but name. Amos rocked the house for the Los Angeles-based Aladdin label right from the beginning. At his debut session in 1946, he waxed a piledriving 'Down The Road Apiece', and he kept the late '40s R&B hit parade jumping with 'Chicken Shack Boogie', 'Roomin' House Boogie' and 'Sax Shack Boogie'. They're all here on 'Amos Rocks,' along with his odes to the bottle, like 'Bad, Bad Whiskey', 'Let Me Go Home Whiskey', and 'One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer'. Plus, there's Amos' torrid '56 remake of 'Chicken Shack Boogie' cut in New Orleans with Lee Allen on sax and Earl Palmer driving the drumbeat. Long before Fats Domino or any of his fellow revolutionaries came anywhere near a studio, Amos Milburn rocked!
|Bear Family 2009||CD||20.00 €
|Art Adams - Rock Crazy Baby EP
Wild Indianapolis rocker Art Adams celebrates fifty years of recording with all four of his insane Cherry label rockers in one commemorative package! You get Rock Crazy Baby / Indian Joe / Dancing Doll / She Don’t Live Here No More and a mad cover snap of Double A with the world’s sloppiest ducktail!
|Norton Records 2009||Single/EP||6.00 €
|Arty Hill And The Long Gone Daddys - Montgomery On My Mind
Since Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys' February 2008 Cow Island release, Bar
of Gold, spent two consecutive months in the number one slot of the Freeform American
Roots chart, country music fans around the world have been discovering Arty and
his no-nonsense brand of modern Honky Tonk. At year's end, Arty and the Long Gone
Daddys made four of the FAR Chart's "Best of 2008" lists: Best Songwriter, Best
CD, Best Group, and Album of the Year, while Cow Island took the FAR Chart's "Best
in the Industry" award.
In between live appearances up and down the eastern seaboard as well as four showcases
during the NotSXSW event in Austin, Texas in March of this year, Arty and the Long
Gong Daddys carved out time to record their latest Cow Island release, Montgomery
On My Mind: The Hank EP.
This release combines five songs made famous by Hank Williams ("Pan American,"
Blues," and others) with three Arty Hill originals, including an ode to the Grand
Old Opry's golden era ("Church On Saturday Night"), an instrumental tribute to Hank's
steel player, Don Helms ("Don's Bop") and a contemporary love song set in Hank's
hometown of Montgomery, Alabama ("Montgomery On My Mind"). Arty is superbly backed
on these recordings by the Long Gone Daddy's including the steel guitar of Dave
Giegerich (the Hula Monsters), Steve Potter on stand-up bass, Jack O'Dell (Bill
Kirchen's Too Much Fun and the Twangbangers) and Ed Hough on drums and Patrick
McAvinue on fiddle (Don Rigsby and Midnight Call, Audie Blaylock and Redline).
We're sure you'll agree with Jerome Clark of Rambles.net that Arty Hill is "...a
country songwriter of the first order." and his latest release, like Back on the
Rail and Bar of Gold, shows a bright future for true country music
|Cow Island Records 2009||CD||17.00 €
|B. Cupp & The Strapless Trio - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight / I'm Glad My Baby's Gone Awa
25th Anniversary Party Singles. Limited Edition - only 300 copies made
|Goofin Records 2009||Single/EP||7.00 €
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