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|Del Moroccos - Blue Black Hair
VINYL VERSION - 180 GRAM LP WILL BE OUT IN FEBRUARY 2011 !!
Produced by Jimmy Sutton, The Del Moroccos' debut CD, Blue Black Hair blends R'n'R, R'n'B, 50's garage, and Latin Rocanrol! . Fronted by 3 sexy singers the Del Moroccos also feature Jimmy Sutton on electric guitar and Beau Sample, Cave Catt Sammy, on bass.
|Goofin Records 2011||LP||15.00 €
|Bill Curtis & Friends with The Fatback Band - Bill Curtis & Friends with The Fatback Band
Ace are proud to announce another addition to the occasional series of releases curated by Fatback’s Bill Curtis. “Bill Curtis & Friends with The Fatback Band” reworks tapes from the Fatback vaults with the assistance of some choice friends including Robert Damper, Warren Daniels, Willie Bridges, David “Bubba” Brooks and Gerry Thomas.
|Ace Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|Ray Charles - Rare Genius - The Undiscovered Masters
||Concord Music Group 2010||CD||12.00 €
|VA: - More Miles Than Money 2CD
More Miles Than Money: Journeys Through American Music is a book I researched and wrote between 2006-2008. In many ways I’d been waiting my entire life to write More Miles. Growing up in Mt Roskill – a working class suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, where there were no music venues, cinemas, pubs, nothing but churches and rugby fields – I took refuge in Mark Twain and Jack Kerouac’s adventures while AM radio (modelled on US radio) spun hits by Freddy Fender, the Amazing Rhythm Aces, Little Feat et al. I dreamed of escaping Auckland’s suburbs to ride Route 66 and Highway 61, ears and eyes open. Eventually I got to live my dream and More Miles is the story of those travels.
I didn’t know it back then but Kiwi radio was often playing music akin to that which Charlie Gillett played on his Honky Tonk radio show in London. Discovering Charlie’s book The Sound Of The City sent me scouring through secondhand bookstores in search of old copies of Cream, Creem and Let It Rock, where the writings of Charlie and other likeminded journalists appeared. I’d go so far as to say that a feature Charlie wrote on the great New Orleans producer-arranger Harold Battiste (Cream #5, Sept 1971) was what initially inspired me to want to search out the largely unsung heroes of American music.
At the same time as reading Charlie Gillett I was buying US imports on a variety of labels, with Arhoolie being my favourite. Mexican culture fascinated me, especially that which arose from the borderlands, the Tex-Mex/Tejano music. (Blame this on my dad taking me to see Sam Peckinpah’s westerns.) Discovering a bin full of Arhoolie Records in a downtown record shop introduced me to a treasure trove of magical Mexican American music and reading about Arhoolie founder Chris Strachwitz’s efforts to record the finest American vernacular music provided even more inspiration. Later on, Canyon Records would open my ears to how Native American culture celebrated its survival. Around the same time an uncle who loved jazz gave me Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly” album – he found it too funky for his tastes. Talk about life-changing records: to this day Curtis remains my favourite US soul singer.
I dedicated More Miles Than Money to Charlie, Chris and the indomitable spirit of Curtis Mayfield. Tragically, Charlie died earlier this year. He, like Curtis, lives on as an indomitable spirit and continues to inspire me. This compilation is, again, dedicated to Charlie, Chris and Curtis: the three Cs who helped me hear America.
More Miles Than Money reflects on an America that made the mightiest music of the 20th Century. This compilation aims then to salute those who inspired me to ride US highways and document those I encountered as I wandered through honky-tonks, juke joints and barrios. Enjoy!
By Garth Cartwright (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2010||CD||20.00 €
|VA: - Next Stop Is Vietnam - The War On Record 1961-2008
(13-CD set, LP-sized slipcase with 304page hardcover book. 334 tracks, playing time: more than 16h:49min). The most comprehensive anthology of music inspired by the Vietnam War ever released. Over 330 titles covering all facets of the war and its aftermath featuring The Doors, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Country Joe McDonald and dozens of other artists. Rarely heard documentary material including patriotic Public Service Announcements, field news reports and intercepted North Vietnamese radio transmissions of Jane Fonda and Hanoi Hannah. A heavily illustrated, full-colour 304-page book containing extensive artist/song notes, Vietnam War history and recollections by vets on their favourite songs. Two discs of music exclusively by Vietnam veterans. Never-before-released tracks recorded during the war by in-country soldiers. Mister, Where Is Vietnam ...NEXT STOP IS VIETNAM: The War On Record, 1961-2008 is a stunning, years-in-the-making anthology of the Vietnam War's musical legacy. Presented on 13 CDs with a 304-page book illustrated with numerous archival photographs, this collection examines the war in a powerful and unprecedented way. Over 330 music and spoken word tracks take the listener through a guided tour of this epochal period of modern history. From America's first, na‹ve impressions of a country called Vietnam through the spirited musical debate over the morality of the war to the healing meditations on the conflict's lengthy aftermath, this set captures it all and more. Bob Dylan, Joan Baez,Merle Haggard, Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Ochs, Johnny Cash, Yoko Ono, John Lennon, The Doors, Country Joe McDonald and dozens of other artists including many Vietnam veterans are the tour guides through this enlightening and entertaining journey. - The full-color book that accompanies the music is packed with information on the songs and the artists who recorded them by music scholar Hugo A. Keesing; a history of the war by Vietnam historian Lois T. Vietri; and an oral history of the tunes that 'incountry' vets loved best by authors Doug Bradley and Craig Werner. The introduction to this remarkable tome is written by the legendary Country Joe McDonald. Strap in for a long and fascinating ride ...NEXT STOP IS VIETNAM.
|Bear Family 2010||CD-Box||200.00 €
|Don Covay - Super Bad
The legendary songwriter (Chain of Fools)
The legendary singer (he inspired Mick Jagger's vocal style)
The legendary hitmaker (Mercy, Mercy / Sookie Sookie)
Super Bad contains 18 songs, previously unreleased on CD in North America
The career of singer Don Covay spanned virtually the entirety of the R&B spectrum, from the electrifying rock & roll of his earliest records to the gritty, swaggering deep soul of his most enduring efforts. The scope and diversity of his catalog no doubt contributed to his failure to enjoy consistent commercial success,and the general public is probably better acquainted with his songs than with his own renditions of them.
His debut single, "Mercy Mercy" (accompanied by a young Jimi Hendrix on guitar), established his earthy bluesy style. Atlantic bought his contract, and several R&B & Pop hits followed. Don Covay's songs still remain successful: Aretha Franklin won a Grammy for her performance of his composition "Chain of Fools." He is a legendary composer and singer, best known for his R&B classic compositions "Mercy Mercy," "Chain of Fools," "See Saw" and "Sookie Sookie." Covay had success as a singer as Don Covay and The Goodtimers, and his compositions have been recorded by such varied artists as Steppenwolf, Bobby Womack, The Rolling Stones, Wilson Pickett, The Small Faces, and many more
|Great American Music Company 2009||CD||17.00 €
|Jesse Dee - Bittersweet Batch
Dee’s influences read like a Who’s Who of classic soul music. Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Etta James, Al Green and many others. But Jesse Dee is not just a student of the classics. He also loves the new wave of rootsy artists –James Hunter, Amos Lee and John Legend, among them.
“Soul music has always hit me harder than any other kind of music,’’ says the Boston-based Jesse, who has learned his lessons well. He puts a convincing new spin on the subject with his debut solo disc, “Bittersweet Batch,’’ which should please anyone with a love of this heartfelt style. Jesse adds a stunning vocal expressiveness and a unique ability to inject and dissect emotions. He delivers it all with a warmth that comes from analog recording and from cutting a lot of the songs live in the studio.
Jesse co-produced “Bittersweet Batch’’ (consisting of all-original tracks) with Jack Younger in the latter’s Basement 247 Studio. Younger has also produced for fellow Boston roots phenomenon Eli “Paperboy’’ Reed. The record is targeted for a Sept. 9 release on 7 Note Records, which has previously issued music from talented Boston singer Danielle Miraglia.
Jesse’s love of soul is honest to the core. When you step into his home studio, for example, you may find him putting on a vinyl copy of “The Best Chess Vocal Groups,’’ including cuts on the seminal Chess Records by the Moonglows, Miracles, and Flamingos. And on the walls are paintings that he has created of faves like Jackie Wilson and James Brown. The paintings are exceptional. Jesse is a graduate of MassArt (Massachusetts College of Art and Design) and almost went into art as a profession over music.
“I’ve been painting longer than I’ve played music,’’ says Jesse. “I have studied art most of my life and have been doing both for a while, but I made my decision to focus on music.’’
Raised in the Boston suburb of Arlington, Jesse started at MassArt by studying illustration, but switched over to its Studio for Interrelated Media, where he studied performance, production, mixed-media, and composition. During college he was in the ten-piece band Decifunk, which played up and down the east coast and released an original record called “Open Your Eyes’’ on Squeezebox Records in 2001. That was followed by a stint in the group The Dirty Whites (“more like Black Sabbath meets Motown,’’ he says). They put out a five-song, self-released EP in 2006.
Then came his own group under the name Jesse Dee, which includes guitarist Matthew Joy, bassist Jim Larkin, and drummer Matt “Pie’’ Beaulieu. They’re all on the new album, as are such top-notch guests as guitarist Kevin Barry (Paula Cole, Dennis Brennan), and the soulful duo of Dwight & Nicole, not to mention an all-star horn section with Scott and John Aruda, and Paul Ahlstrand, who has played with Susan Tedeschi.
The new record has some “bittersweet’’ themes, hence the title “Bittersweet Batch,’’ but most songs reflect Jesse’s ultimately positive view of the world. The standout “Slow Down,’’ which is on his myspace page (myspace.com/jessedee), has an easy-loping swing groove and the message that “people try to stay with the pace but the fact is that life is not a race.’’ Other upbeat tunes are “Still Here’ and the buoyant “Alive & Kicking.’’
Jesse, who has opened for Al Green, is also a cofounder of Sea Monsters, a popular club band he started with singer Christian McNeill. It’s a true musician’s band and has featured guest appearances from other Boston roots acts such as Tim Gearan, Miss Tess, and Dennis Brennan.
Jesse still paints and freelances as a graphic designer. The painting sparks his music. “I sing when I paint,’’ he says. “I’ve composed songs while I paint a number of times.’’
But exploring and updating soul music is his true passion. “I’m just trying to get better – to write better songs, get better at performing them, and enjoy myself in the process,’’ he says.
-- Written by Steve Morse, a former staff writer for the Boston Globe
|Munich Records 2009||CD||18.00 €
|Maria Hänninen - Not Only But Also
||Samsara Records 2009||CD||13.00 €
|VA: - The 100 Club Anniversary Singles 6T's 1979-2009
was 26 and needed to hear more of that inspiring, original 60s club soul music that was a recent revelation. There were no dances to go to, so my new mate Randy and I thought we’d give it a go ourselves. Thirty years on, we’ve tragically lost Randy and a few others along the way, but we’re still opening the club doors for the fans of that same great music, as we have for a generation now.
The first Kent LP we issued featured the very essence of that 6Ts Rhythm ‘N’ Soul Society who can be seen whooping it up on the LP cover, our resident DJ Ian Clarke, an inspiration to so many, designed most of the first 50 sleeves and Randy himself told me which tracks to go with, if I was ever in any doubt. The label and club were always inextricably linked and when I had the bright idea of a free record, instead of a poxy cloth patch, it was Ace who copped the plea.
First up - Mary Love, Etta James and the Ikettes: simple and very effective. It was the essence of R&S. Two years later, though, the penny dropped. I realised we were sitting on some dance floor dynamite with all those unissued 60s soul tracks begging to be allowed into collections where as singles they would be revered. In September 1986 Melba Moore’s ‘Magic Touch’ was issued on the second Kent 6Ts Anniversary Single and with those internationally recognised, dramatic opening piano bars, the legend began.
Perhaps I’m guilty of a little self-delusion here, but I believe this series of 25 singles is up there with the best original US 60s soul series on any UK label and the standard on this CD demonstrates just that.
The “big”, tracks are all here: the San Franciscan TKOs, Chuck’s ‘Loneliness’, the Magicians historical vocal to ‘Double Cookin’’, Lorraine Chandler and Gigi with her charming Charmaines. But those are the ones we regularly hear played out in clubs across the Northern Soul galaxy. It’s the ones who I believe have yet to have their day that excite me, particularly now that I’ve had time to reassess their charms. Take Johnnie Taylor’s growling and grooving on ‘Please Let Me In’; it won’t outdo J J Barnes’ original Ric Tic version, but listen to those opening clean, crisp guitar licks and dig those Staxy horns as they drive the song.
Here’s another one for you - the Devonnes singing Larry Banks and Jaibi’s ‘Doin’ “The Gittin’ Up”’. Two lovers with superb writing and singing talents, who could turn a lightweight dance number into a work of art.
Not destined to become a dancefloor staple, but a stunning record nonetheless, is ‘Can’t Say No’ by the M-Ms and the Peanuts.
Get your fine selves down to Ladbrokes and put a tenner on Mill Evans ‘Ain’t You Glad’ being the next £100 anniversary 45. Butch has picked up an original acetate and is playing it and all of a sudden its quality is appreciated.
Then there’s the sheer class of Sharon Scott’s Detroit-inspired masterpiece ‘(Putting My Heart Under) Lock And Key’, Peggy Woods’ underrated Modern mid-60s mover ‘Love Is Gonna Get You’ and owzabout Wally Cox’s Golden State Recorder -produced soulful reading of his Wand stomper ‘This Man Wants You’.
The notes are substantial; I ramble on about a subject which, after all, is very close to my heart and now I finally know the truth about one of the greatest soul records ever from Ms Carla Thomas, I share it; not even sparing the boss’s blushes.
Strike me down if I ain’t gorn and revealed the 30th anniversary single before the dance ‘as ‘appened. But you don’t know what the flip is yet (any more than me), do yer?
‘Arboro ‘Orace (ACE RECORDS)
NB: due to contractual problems we have had to drop the Moments aka The Fabulous Impact single, but you can still read all about it in the booklet.
|Ace Records 2009||CD||17.00 €
|Buttshakers - Show Me The Way To Your Heart / Feel Good
phenomenal Soul band from France!!
|CopaseDisques 2008||Single/EP||5.00 €
|GOOFIN' RECORDSIN LAHJAKORTTI - HELPPO JA VAIVATON LAHJA !
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|lahjakortti 2008||CD||30.00 €
|Regals - Bad Luck Soul
|Jupiter / Texicalli 2008||CD||19.00 €
|Solomon Burke - Nashville
14 tracks with special guests - Dolly Parton, Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris and Patty Loveless
|Shout Factory 2006||CD||18.00 €
|Sven Zetterberg - Southern Soul Agenda
Great Soul / R&B artist from Sweden. Great album packed to nice digipack sleeves
|Borderline 2006||CD||17.00 €
|Nathaniel Mayer - Ride In My 225 / Mr. Santa Claus
tracks recorded 2003
|Norton Records 2005||Single/EP||6.00 €
|VA: - Get In The Groove
|Norton Records 2005||CD||17.00 €
|Ray Charles - Angels Keep Watching Over Me
Ray Charles - vocals with the Voices Of Jubilation Choir. 12 tracks
|Jazz Door Records 2004||DVD||9.00 €
|Sven Zetterberg - Moving In The Right Direction
||Last Buzz Records 2004||CD||17.00 €
|Andre Williams - Holland Shuffle
11 biisiä live Hollannista 2001
|Norton Records 2003||CD||17.00 €
|Johnny Guitar Watson - A Real Mother For Ya
Deluxe Expanded Edition
|Castle Music 2003||CD||15.00 €
|Jimmy Lewis - Give The Poor Man A Break
Jimmy Lewis is absolutely in the first rank of down-home soul philosophers - in the company of such great figures as Joe Tex, George Jackson, Don Covay and Jerry "Swamp Dogg" Williams. This CD follows on from the critically acclaimed Still Wanna Be Black (CDKEND 153) set of a couple of years ago, and will surely enhance his reputation even further. Long a back-room hero to discerning fans, this collection, which features many never-heard-before songs, highlights just how scandalously he has been under recorded during his 40 years in the biz.
For, in addition to showcasing the kind of gritty, hoarse vocals that you expect from a soul singer of his generation and Mississippi birthplace, Give The Poor Man A Break is a shop window for his astonishingly creative song writing talents. Such stars as Ray Charles, ZZ Hill, Bobby Womack and Johnnie Taylor may have covered his material, but, in truth, there is nothing like a Lewis demo for bringing out the subtleties of his own songs. And there is plenty of evidence to back up that statement here, from the brilliant Three Into Two Won't Go, and the southern funk of Things Got To Get Better to Careful Man, one of his very best numbers, superbly crafted.
In 1974, around the time that much of the material here was penned and recorded, Lewis had this to say about his own approach to writing, "All my songs tell stories and then everything else is built around that story. I don't write things that deal with present situations like a Watergate, etc, because they become dated. My songs are about life. I am a prolific 'life writer', just like you live it and just like it's happening." This is perfectly illustrated in one of only two tracks here that ever appeared on vinyl, the top side of his one Volt 45 Stop Half Loving These Women. This vintage performance also features one of his most effective tricks, multi-tracking his own vocals so that the song seems to be a conversation between two or even three people. This gives the feeling of a discussion on a street corner or a bit of banter in a neighbourhood bar, the concerns of his audience made all the more real.
As an observer of the social scene - particularly as it relates to those two obsessions of everyday life, love and money - Lewis is among the most acute of all southern black writers. A subtitle to this CD would be "The Wit And Wisdom Of Jimmy Lewis", a combination much to be welcomed in these days of rather cruder sexual imagery that pervades the urban charts.
By John Ridley (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2002||CD||17.00 €
|Andre Williams Blues Explosion - Lap Dance 12"
Jim Waters / Scott Benzel remix
jim thirlwell remix
|In The Red Records||Maxi||12.00 €
|Don Covay - King Of Soul
LEVYMESSUT / TAPAHTUMAT
GOOFIN' RECORDS TULEVIA JULKAISUJA
GOOFIN' RECORDS VESIVAHINKO / WATER DAMAGE