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20th Flight Rockers - Quality Time
20th Flight Rockersin debyyttialbumi oli arvostelu- ja myyntimenestys. Nyt
julkaistava, odotettu kakkosalbumi "Quality Time" sisältää kaksitoista kipakkaa
rallia, tuttuun tapaan bändin omasta kynästä.

Rockabilly- ja 50´s Rock ´n´ Roll -yhtye genren kotimaiselta huipulta!


20th Flight Rockers: Antti Saraskoski, Pete Lapintie, Toni Reunanen, Gona Lehtinen & Pekka Romo.
Jungle Records 2013 CD 15.00 €
Acker Bilk - Mr. Acker Bilk Requests 2CD
Acker Bilk was part of the boom in traditional jazz that swept the United Kingdom in the late 1950s

Features his hits 'Summer Set', performed by his ensemble 'The Paramount Jazz Band', and 'Stranger on the Shore' which went to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart making him the first British artist to have an American No. 1 making him an international star.

Other great songs of note include his interpretation of 'I Can't Get Started', 'Higher Ground', 'Carry Me Back', 'Franklin Street Blues', and 'Ory's Creole Trombone'.

Described as 'Great Master of Clarinet', Acker Bilk was, and still is just as important as American jazzmen like Benny Goodman or Artie Shaw.

Truly, the glory that is Acker Bilk transcends all ages and all manner of music. Another must have collection from the vaults of Jasmine Records!
Jasmine Records 2013 CD 15.00 €
Adrian And The Sunsets - Breakthrough
High-Flyin' Surf Rock From Southern California on 180 Gram Multi-Colored Vinyl!

Adrian Lloyd and his backing band The Sunsets were still teenagers when they recorded this highly-prized slab of pure California surf-rock. Long desired amongst collectors both for its brand of high-energy, drum-driven rock ‘n’ roll and for the crazy swirly vinyl it was pressed on, Breakthrough is a prime example of a genre that still excites fans of early ‘60s music. Featuring the should-have-been-a-hit title track and many other almost-classics, Adrian Lloyd’s high flyin’ slab is an essential part of any surf-rock collection.

Now Sundazed brings this long-out-of-print album to you the way you want it -— pressed on swirly colored vinyl, with brand new liner notes by John Blair, author of The Illustrated Discography of Surf Music, 1961-1965, and featuring an abundance of great bonus tracks including the hard to find single “She Treats Me Better Than You” and the killer unreleased tracks “Drums In Orbit” and “On Moonlight Bay.” Plus, the CD brings you even more treats, including the highly-desired single “Lorna” and the unreleased track “Mersey Girl”. This Sundazed issue of Breakthrough is destined to be just as sought after by collectors!
Sundazed Music 2013 LP 22.00 €
Al Caiola - Caiola Bonanza 2CD
The Al Caiola Bonanza is by far the most comprehensive set of hit songs by one of America's greatest guitarists!

This includes some of the great Western themes, beginning with his classic 'Bonanza' as well as 'Gunsmoke', 'Laramie', 'Maverick', 'Bat Masterson', 'Rawhide' and many others.

Other major hits include 'The Magnificent Seven', 'Wonderland by Night', 'Sleep Walk', 'Tumbling Tumbleweeds', 'Undecided', 'Calcutta'.

In addition, many rare 45 singles never available on CD are included.
Jasmine Records 2013 CD 15.00 €
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 €
Alwari Tuohitorvi - Rokataan Vaan - Emi Vuodet 1974-1979 3CD
Alwari Tuohitorvi levytti vuosina 1974-1979 Emille yhteensä viisi pitkäsoittolevyä. Tälle kokoelmajulkaisulle on koottu yhteen kaikki yhtyeen Emi-levytykset joiden myötä bändi nousi suureen suosioon ja sitä pidettiin 1970-luvun puolivälissä maamme toiseksi suosituimpana rock-yhtyeenä heti Hurriganesin jälkeen. Ulkomaista esikuvaa etsittäessä Alwari Tuohitorvea rinnastettiin ahkerasti etenkin Sladeen.
Emi Finland 2012 2-CD 19.00 €
Andrews Sisters - Some Sunny Day 4CD
'Some Sunny Day: The Songbook, The Energy and The Blend' is a one-of-a-kind box set from one of the most popular female vocal groups of the 20th Century!

Bringing together studio recordings that have NEVER before been available, with five full early 1950s albums, never before collected in one set!

Included are collaborations with: Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo, Russ Morgan, Bing Crosby, Gordon Jenkins, Alfred Apaka, Al Jolson, Dick Haymes, Danny Kaye, Dan Dailey and Desi Arnaz.

'Sailor' and 'Good Night and Good Dreaming' - their very rare tracks recorded in London, England in 1961 are debuting on CD.

This comprehensive set with an introduction in the liner notes by Patty Andrews herself! Musically this marvellous set includes ballads, swing, hymns, Western tracks, Hawaiian songs, standards and seasonal material. This is one of Jasmine's 2012 highlights.
Jasmine Records 2012 CD-Box 23.00 €
Aron & Cool Company - If We Can Dream
"If We Can Dream"*on *Aronin* ja hänen pitkäaikaisen keikkabändinsä,
tamperelaisen *Cool Companyn *ensimmäinen joululevy ja ensimmäinen
yhteinen pitkäsoitto -- viiden (5) biisin "Lights"-single julkaistiin
vuonna 2003. Aron julkaisi ensimmäisen solo-albuminsa "ARON" vuonna
2010, jolta erityisesti "Sä Ihmeitä Teet" on noussut suosikiksi eri
radiokanavien toivekonserteissa.

"If We Can Dream" on levy kirjaimellisesti yleisön pyynnöstä; Aron &
Cool Companyn erittäin menestyksekkäät kirkkokonsertit ympäri Suomea
ovat saaneet osakseen hyvin positiivista palautetta ja konserttiyleisö
on useampaan otteeseen esittänyt toiveita joulu/gospel-levyn
julkaisemisesta.

"If We Can Dream" on ns. studiolive. Levy äänitettiin Kangasalan
Pirtillä perinteiseen "vanhan liiton" tyyliin eli soitto ja laulu yhtä
aikaa ja periaatteella "lähes kerrasta purkkiin". Tämä kuuluu levyllä
luonnollisina ja ilmavina soundeina. Myös session aito ja hyvä meininki
kaikkine säröineen välittyy levyltä. Levy onkin raikas poikkeus tänä
ylituotettujen ja kliinisten levyjen aikakaudella. Äänittäjänä ja
miksaajana toimi Masi Luoma ja masteroijana Jaakko Viitalähde.

"If We Can Dream"-albumin monipuolinen, kuudentoista (16)
englanninkielisen kappaleen kokonaisuus perustuu Aron & Cool Companyn
konserttiohjelmistoon. Se sisältää sekä tunnettuja että vähemmän
tunnettuja gospel- ja jouluklassikkoja 'Elviksen hengessä', mutta bändin
omina särmikkäinä sovituksina. Levyllä on mm. hieno versio Mudin "Lonely
This Christmas"-kappaleesta ja levylle päätyneen "If Everyday Was Like
Christmas"-biisin on tiettävästi ennen tätä levyttänyt vain itse Elvis
Presley.

*Aron*, oikealta nimeltään Juha Leppänen on suomalainen artisti, jolla
on vaikuttava lauluääni sekä aito ja omanlainen esiintymistyylinsä.
Hänen ohjelmistonsa koostuu perinteisestä rock'n rollista,
iskelmä-rockista sekä viihdemusiikin klassikoista. ARON tunnetaan myös
tyylikkäänä Elvis-tulkkina ja hänen näyttävä Elvis-show on ollut
suosittu ohjelmanumero erilaisissa tilaisuuksissa ja konserteissa
Suomessa sekä ulkomailla. Juha "Aron" Leppänen sai syyskuussa 2013
Pirkanmaalla Vuoden Yrittäjä-palkinnon.
Aron Music 2013 CD 17.00 €
Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Sunny Road
recorded 1969
Delmark Records 2013 CD 18.00 €
Arto Vilkko: Emmaa Etsimässä - Suomalaisen Rautalangan Lyhyt Historia
Rautalanka – suomirockin alkusoitto

Emmaa etsimässä -kirja on elävä kuvaus 1960-luvun alun Suomesta
ja siitä, miten rautalankamusiikki syntyi. Teinipoikaporukat kipuavat
kellareista lavoille. Nuoriso twistaa uuden ajan merkiksi. Tangokansa
paheksuu. Emma nousee listaykköseksi. Suomirockin alkusoitto on totta.

Kirja kertoo perusteellisesti ja inhimillisesti suomalaisen rautalangan
historiasta ja sen pääosassa ovat ensimmäisissä sähkökitarakokoonpanoissa
soittaneiden muusikoiden haastattelut. Sujuvasti kirjoitettu tarina on värikäs aikamatka 60-luvulle.

Emmaa etsimässä on jokaisen rautalankafanin käsikirja. Mutta se
sopii myös sinulle, joka haluat ymmärtää, kuinka suomalainen nuorisomusiikki oikeasti syntyi.
Back To The Sixties Ry 2013 Kirjat 25.00 €
B. Goode And Band - Ho Key Po Key Rock / Sabotage
Gem Records 2011 Single/EP 6.00 €
Backseat Boogie - Original Spirit
Rhythm Bomb Records 2014 CD 15.00 €
Bang Mustang - Big Twang! Theory
Rhythm Bomb Records 2013 CD 15.00 €
Barrence Whitfield And The Savages - Dig Thy Savage Soul
LP includes code for FREE mp3 download of album
Bloodshot Records 2013 LP 22.00 €
Barrence Whitfield And The Savages - Dig Thy Savage Soul
Bloodshot Records 2013 CD 17.00 €
Beach Boys - Surfin' Safari LP + CD
Doxy Music 2013 LP 22.00 €
Beat From Palookaville - I Wanna Holler EP
Sleazy Records 2013 Single/EP 7.00 €
Beatles - Live At The BBC 3LP
Newly remastered for reissue on November 25, The Beatles’ first Live at the BBC album sounds and looks better than ever. This collection of the group’s BBC sessions mixed versions of their hits with a treasure trove of 30 songs The Beatles performed on air but never released on record in the 1960s. The compelling track list ranged from a rare performance of the little known Lennon-McCartney original “I’ll Be On My Way” to covers of classic rock ’n’ roll and contemporary rhythm and blues songs. At the time of its release, Live at the BBC was hailed by Rolling Stone as “an exhilarating portrait of a band in the process of shaping its own voice and vision.” It earned a GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best Historical Album.
Live at the BBC was assembled by George Martin in 1994 and has been meticulously mastered by engineers Guy Massey and Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios. The booklet includes Kevin Howlett’s essays on the history of The Beatles’ BBC radio sessions and his detailed commentaries on all of the tracks.
Universal Music 2013 LP 48.00 €
Beatles - On Air - Live At The BBC Vol. 2 2CD
Universal Music 2013 CD 29.00 €
Beatles - On Air - Live At The BBC Vol. 2 3LP
3 heavyweight vinyl discs including 37 previously unreleased tracks
Universal Music 2013 LP 45.00 €
Beatles - The Beatles 1958-1962
Doxy Music 2013 LP 18.00 €
Bellfuries - Bad Seed Sown / Rebound
Eastern Recording Company 2013 Single/EP 8.00 €
Bellfuries - Just Plain Lonesome
his is the first vinyl longplayer of The Bellfuries from Austin Texas. The album is
a vinyl edition of their debut CD “Just Plain Lonesome”, which was extremely
successful and been sold out already. Also included is the original version of “Your
love (all that I’m missin’)” which has been already covered by JD McPherson on his Signs & Signifiers album.
Witchcraft International 2013 LP 17.00 €
Bettie And The Handsome Trio - Taste Of Blue
hyvä kotimainen R&B levy
Handsome Sounds 2013 CD 15.00 €
Bettye Swann - The Complete Atlantic Recordings
Real Gone Music 2014 CD 18.00 €
Big Daddy & Rockin' Combo - Don't Throw Me Out
Crap-a-billy kuninkaiden toinen pitkäsoitto on vihdoin ja viimein valmis. Sitä alettiin tuskallisesti työstämään vuonna 2010 syksyllä ja saatiin valmiiksi 2013 keväällä. Tällä kertaa yhtyeen musiikissa pääpaino on omassa tuotannossa. Vain kolme coveria on otettu mukaan. Oriental Beat Hanoi Rocksilta, Mama weer all crazee now Sladelta ja Pistol Packin' Mama Al Dexteriltä. Biisien tekemisestä on vastannut Big Daddy, Jorkke ja uusi kitaristi Sami.

Tämän pitkäsoiton myötä voi todeta, että bändin soitantaan on tullut lisää tukevuutta ja he ovat hakeneet uusia rajoja itselleen, unohtamatta kuitenkaan juuriaan. Tästä teoksesta ei voi olla kuin kahta mieltä, joko pitää tai vihaa. Itse bändihän on parhaimmillaan keikalla yleisön edessä. Tiellä tuo hulvaton sonnilauma saa huomaamaan, että elämä ja elävä musiikki on oikeasti hauskaa, kun sitä ei tee otsa rypyssä.

Kuuntelija voi yllättyä kun saa tämän tulikuuman kakun käteensä. Esimakua voi hakea bändin kahdelta uudelta videolta. Aki meets Big Daddy & Rockin Combo jossa Huippu kokki Aki Wahlman antaa vinkkejä bändille ja lyö haasteen pojille. Toinen on Steve Gatlinin ohjaama Rebels jossa pääsosissa on Miss Suomi Essi Pöysti puolisonsa Ville Mäkäläisen kanssa. Kummatkin videot löytyvät Youtubesta.
Jupiter Stroll Records 2013 CD 15.00 €
Big Mama Thornton - The Complete 1950-1961 2CD
Le Chant Du Monde 2013 CD 18.00 €
Big Sandy And His Fly-Rite Boys - Jumping From 6 to 6 / Dedicated To You 2CD
BIG SANDY and his FLY RITE BOYS present a sound that takes their rockabilly roots and encompasses folk, bluegrass, Western swing, and Cajun.

‘Jumping From 6 to 6’ was originally released in 1994, produced by the main man from THE BLASTERS DAVE ALVIN, this album was described as a recording that opened the flood gates for others seeking to bring Western Swing back to prominence.

‘Dedicated to You’ was BIG SANDY’S solo debut which heralds a major shift away from the retro Western Swing work with the FLY RITE BOYS. The album celebrates the classic L.A low rider sound featuring 15 Doo Wop and RnB covers that were originally recorded between 1954 and 1961.
Recorded with legendary pianist DEWEY TERRY, one half of the 50’s Rock n’ Roll duo DON and DEWEY.
Floating World Records 2012 CD 13.00 €
Big Sandy And His Fly-Rite Boys - What a Dream It's Been
“Here I am, looking back at a wild ride that has taken us around the world countless times, and put us in front of national television and radio audiences,” said Big Sandy, who, with his band, has made three appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and been featured on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross and All Things Considered with Melissa Block. “Putting together this new record has brought back a flood of memories. It is our way of looking back at everything that has led us to where we are now. I feel like we’re sounding better than ever and experimenting musically. This album, while a reflection on our past is really a hint of things to come."

Newly arranged versions of songs from all of the band’s prior albums are represented here, with many of the new arrangements developing spontaneously. “Often during sound checks and rehearsals, we’ll get to messing around with songs,” Big Sandy explained. “I Know I’ve Loved You Before” was originally recorded as a slow, jazzy number. But one night at band practice after a few drinks, I started strumming the song with Ska upstrokes and tried singing it in a more soulful, Rocksteady style. The rest of the band fell in together and it started to sound like something that (Jamaican legend) Ken Boothe might have done. We all knew in that instant that we had to record the song that way as soon as possible.”

The last song on the album and title track, “What A Dream It’s Been,” (a duet with acclaimed voice actress/Grammy Award winning vocalist Grey DeLisle) is a love song, but not in the conventional sense. As Big Sandy explained, "I wrote this song in 1998 after a couple of the Fly-Rite Boys had given notice. Unsure if I would be able to continue on without them, this song sums up and pays tribute to the wonderful times that we’d had together”.

Despite Big Sandy's uncertainty about the band's future at that time, a new generation of Fly-Rite Boys emerged. Performing on these recordings are Jeff West on bass and harmony vocals, Joe Perez on drums and backup vocals, and Ashley Kingman, a 20-year Fly-Rite veteran, on guitar and mandolin.

Since forming 25 years ago, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have toured continuously and become torchbearers of American roots music. As a singer, songwriter, bandleader, and entertainer, Big Sandy has few contemporaries. With the release of What a Dream It's Been, Big Sandy is at once acknowledging and celebrating the successes of the past 25 years, and setting the stage for further exploration and interpretation of the musical forms he is most passionate about.
Cow Island Music 2013 LP 17.00 €
Big Sandy And His Fly-Rite Boys - What a Dream It's Been
“Here I am, looking back at a wild ride that has taken us around the world countless times, and put us in front of national television and radio audiences,” said Big Sandy, who, with his band, has made three appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and been featured on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross and All Things Considered with Melissa Block. “Putting together this new record has brought back a flood of memories. It is our way of looking back at everything that has led us to where we are now. I feel like we’re sounding better than ever and experimenting musically. This album, while a reflection on our past is really a hint of things to come."

Newly arranged versions of songs from all of the band’s prior albums are represented here, with many of the new arrangements developing spontaneously. “Often during sound checks and rehearsals, we’ll get to messing around with songs,” Big Sandy explained. “I Know I’ve Loved You Before” was originally recorded as a slow, jazzy number. But one night at band practice after a few drinks, I started strumming the song with Ska upstrokes and tried singing it in a more soulful, Rocksteady style. The rest of the band fell in together and it started to sound like something that (Jamaican legend) Ken Boothe might have done. We all knew in that instant that we had to record the song that way as soon as possible.”

The last song on the album and title track, “What A Dream It’s Been,” (a duet with acclaimed voice actress/Grammy Award winning vocalist Grey DeLisle) is a love song, but not in the conventional sense. As Big Sandy explained, "I wrote this song in 1998 after a couple of the Fly-Rite Boys had given notice. Unsure if I would be able to continue on without them, this song sums up and pays tribute to the wonderful times that we’d had together”.

Despite Big Sandy's uncertainty about the band's future at that time, a new generation of Fly-Rite Boys emerged. Performing on these recordings are Jeff West on bass and harmony vocals, Joe Perez on drums and backup vocals, and Ashley Kingman, a 20-year Fly-Rite veteran, on guitar and mandolin.

Since forming 25 years ago, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have toured continuously and become torchbearers of American roots music. As a singer, songwriter, bandleader, and entertainer, Big Sandy has few contemporaries. With the release of What a Dream It's Been, Big Sandy is at once acknowledging and celebrating the successes of the past 25 years, and setting the stage for further exploration and interpretation of the musical forms he is most passionate about.
Cow Island Music 2013 CD 17.00 €
Bill Fadden & The Rhythmbusters - Glenville Railroad Tracks / The Payback
Full col. sleeve, artwork by Johnny Montezuma

3rd strike of U.K. based Bill Fadden & the Rhythmbusters on Migraine Records and
their best so far.
After two incredible 45's, the band cut the rug now with "Glenville Railroad Tracks"
and "the Payback",
an absolute stunning Rockabilly twinspin 45', by one of U.K.'s finest...

The A-Side got some preview radio-airplay already and been rated by several DJ's as one of THEE club-hits in 2014.
Migraine Records 2014 Single/EP 7.00 €
Bill Yates - Blues Like Midnight - Sun Years Plus
1-CD Digipak (4-plated) with 48-page booklet, 33 tracks. Playing time approx. 87 mns.

Contains all the singles made by Bill Yates in Memphis at the turn of the 1960's and an astonishing collection of unknown and unissued sides! Includes the three renowned Sun singles by one of the very best, bluesy and soulful, white vocalists ever to appear on that label together with 12(!) unissued tracks! Plus the three very rare singles on IST and Pixie Records! In addition, there are seven unissued sides made for the Home Of The Blues label! In a 48- page booklet, Martin Hawkins brings together the untold story of Bill Yates and his music! Rare photographs!

Bill Yates had a background in gospel music and was an exceptional vocalist and a good pianist. During his time in Memphis, he worked on the edge between the emerging R&B/soul sound of the city and the late night blues and ballads of the day. His story is told here for the first time. Apart from his three renowned Sun singles, this music is incredibly rare and a welcome addition to the picture of Memphis music at the turn of the '60s.

Bill Yates worked a lot with the Billy Adams band, and there is a companion CD (BCD 17116) containing Billy Adams' part in the story.

Note: There are other artists named Bill Yates in the rock & roll history books, principally a bluegrass player, but in Memphis music there was only one Bill Yates.
Bear Family 2013 CD 17.00 €
Billie And The Kids - Jukebox Daddy
Rhythm Bomb Records 2013 CD 15.00 €
Billy Adams - Rock Me Baby
1-CD Digipak (4-plated) with 48-page booklet, 31 tracks. Playing time approx. 80 mns.

A wondrous CD reissue containing all the fabulous rocking R&B music Billy Adams made for Sun Records - and all the little-known sides he made for Home Of The Blues and Pixie Records! Adams led one of Memphis' best working bands from the turn of the '60s, captured here in its heyday by a number of local record labels! His band features prominent Memphis session players including Lee Adkins, Jesse Carter, and Russ Carlton! Here are all four of his Sun singles, three unissued alternative takes, and an astonishing 14 unissued songs recorded by Sam Phillips in the early 1960s, including the renowned versions of 'Betty And Dupree' and 'Rock Me Baby'! Plus: three very rare singles on the Home Of The Blues and Pixie labels and two previously unissued songs ! The booklet by Martin Hawkins brings together all that is known about Adams and his music from a myriad of sources, new and old! The booklet also contains rare photographs !

Billy Adams and his recording partner Bill Yates had as many or more singles issued on Sun Records as most of the major names associated with the label. The fact that they recorded in the early 1960s rather than the rockabilly '50s has tended to overshadow the music they made. That, and the fact that they were white musicians spearheading Sun's sporadic attempts to capture the soulful developments in black music and the blues tradition that were coming out of Hi, Stax, and other labels in Memphis and beyond.

Billy Adams was a bandleader and organiser, a drummer of some note, and a very decent singer. Apart from his four Sun singles, this music is incredibly rare and a welcome addition to the picture of Memphis music at the turn of the '60s. There is a companion CD (BCD 17277) containing Bill Yates' part in the story.

Note: There are other artists named Billy Adams in the Rock 'n' Roll history books, principally the guitarist from Kentucky who recorded for Quincy and Nau-Voo, but in Memphis, there was only one real Billy Adams.
Bear Family 2013 CD 17.00 €
Billy Storm - This Is The Nite
From wild rockers to pop, and from early soul dancers to classic group harmony songs, Billy Storm was able to perform all those styles and more. Always with a top notch tenor voice that could scream Little Richard and send cold chills like Clyde McPhatter. This anthology of most of his best recordings will show you all this and even more. It was time to have a career spanning album of Storm starting way back on the beginning of his career arriving to the early days of soul music. You are going to love it!
El Toro Records 2013 CD 15.00 €
Blind Willie Johnson - His Story
Dolchess 2013 LP 17.00 €
Blind Willie McTell - Volume 3
Thirdman Records 2013 LP 18.00 €
Bloodshot Bill - Burnin' Coal / Ding Dong Baby
Hogmaw Record Co 2013 Single/EP 6.00 €
Blue Cats - Best Dawn Yet 2x10"
double 10" LP
Bluelight Records 2012 10" LP 25.00 €
Blue Cats - On A Live Mission
The legendary British neo-rockabilly band THE BLUE CATS release their first live album "On A Live Mission" on CD, DVD and limited double-LP on November 1st 2013.

ON A LIVE MISSION was recorded and filmed in May 2013 in front of live audience close to 900 people in rock club Virgin Oil Co in Helsinki, Finland. The live album without doubt shows the band in it's prime and in full attack.

Formed in 1980, THE BLUE CATS released their seminal FIGHT BACK album and single WILD NIGHT in 1981. Their fusion of rockabilly and new wave was, and still is, a perfect example of what became known as neo-rockabilly.

In the mid 1980?s they started working on the G-MEN project and songs that would form the basis of the next stage on their journey, BELTANE FIRE. After a hugely successful year on the alternative London club Circuit, they signed to Sony Music in late 1984 and recorded album DIFFERENT BREED.

In 1992 they recorded again as THE BLUE CATS, and the result was the critically acclaimed album THE TUNNEL. After spending another year on the road together they decided to go their separate ways to pursue individual projects. Early in 2011 Steve Whitehouse was recruited on double bass and the band hit the road again for a run of European dates. The huge success of THE BLUE CATS 3rd period was celebrated in 2012 with a new and highly acclaimed album BEST DAWN YET on Bluelight Records.
Bluelight Records 2013 DVD 19.00 €
Blue Cats - On A Live Mission
The legendary British neo-rockabilly band THE BLUE CATS release their first live album "On A Live Mission" on CD, DVD and limited double-LP on November 1st 2013.

ON A LIVE MISSION was recorded and filmed in May 2013 in front of live audience close to 900 people in rock club Virgin Oil Co in Helsinki, Finland. The live album without doubt shows the band in it's prime and in full attack.

Formed in 1980, THE BLUE CATS released their seminal FIGHT BACK album and single WILD NIGHT in 1981. Their fusion of rockabilly and new wave was, and still is, a perfect example of what became known as neo-rockabilly.

In the mid 1980?s they started working on the G-MEN project and songs that would form the basis of the next stage on their journey, BELTANE FIRE. After a hugely successful year on the alternative London club Circuit, they signed to Sony Music in late 1984 and recorded album DIFFERENT BREED.

In 1992 they recorded again as THE BLUE CATS, and the result was the critically acclaimed album THE TUNNEL. After spending another year on the road together they decided to go their separate ways to pursue individual projects. Early in 2011 Steve Whitehouse was recruited on double bass and the band hit the road again for a run of European dates. The huge success of THE BLUE CATS 3rd period was celebrated in 2012 with a new and highly acclaimed album BEST DAWN YET on Bluelight Records.
Bluelight Records 2013 CD 18.00 €
Blue Cats - On A Live Mission 2LP
The legendary British neo-rockabilly band THE BLUE CATS release their first live album "On A Live Mission" on CD, DVD and limited double-LP on November 1st 2013.

ON A LIVE MISSION was recorded and filmed in May 2013 in front of live audience close to 900 people in rock club Virgin Oil Co in Helsinki, Finland. The live album without doubt shows the band in it's prime and in full attack.

Formed in 1980, THE BLUE CATS released their seminal FIGHT BACK album and single WILD NIGHT in 1981. Their fusion of rockabilly and new wave was, and still is, a perfect example of what became known as neo-rockabilly.

In the mid 1980?s they started working on the G-MEN project and songs that would form the basis of the next stage on their journey, BELTANE FIRE. After a hugely successful year on the alternative London club Circuit, they signed to Sony Music in late 1984 and recorded album DIFFERENT BREED.

In 1992 they recorded again as THE BLUE CATS, and the result was the critically acclaimed album THE TUNNEL. After spending another year on the road together they decided to go their separate ways to pursue individual projects. Early in 2011 Steve Whitehouse was recruited on double bass and the band hit the road again for a run of European dates. The huge success of THE BLUE CATS 3rd period was celebrated in 2012 with a new and highly acclaimed album BEST DAWN YET on Bluelight Records.
Bluelight Records 2013 LP 25.00 €
Blue Cats - The Norton Spirit
bonus CD single with the 10" with the same tracks
Bluelight Records 2013 10" LP 13.00 €
Bo Diddley - In The Spotlight
Rumble Records 2013 LP 18.00 €
Bo Diddley - Singles Collection 2CD
Bo Diddley was born Ellas Otha Bates in December 1928 in McComb, Mississippi but was given the surname McDaniel when adopted by his mother’s cousin. When he was six his adoptive family moved to Chicago and he began learning the trombone and the violin in a local church orchestra. When he saw bluesman John Lee Hooker playing at a concert he switched to guitar and began busking on street corners with a band called the Hipsters, who later changed their name to the Langley Avenue Jive Cats. By 1951 he was regularly playing at Chicago’s 708 Club, where his repertoire was influenced strongly by Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker.

There are many conflicting stories as to the origin of Bo Diddley’s stage name. He claimed that others started calling him by the name, possibly as an insult, linked to the slang ‘diddly squat’ meaning ‘nothing at all’. A ‘diddley bow’ is a homemade one-stringed instrument and considering that Bo Diddley always played his distinctive rectangular guitar, this could possibly be a contributory factor.

After recording and submitting some demo tracks in 1955, Diddley was signed to Chess Records’ subsidiary label Checker. He recorded ‘Bo Diddley’ and ‘I’m A Man’ for the label and when the single was released in March of that year it shot to the top of the R&B charts. The lyrics of the A-side were based on the traditional ‘Hush Little Baby’.

The rhythm of the song is so distinctive that it has become known as the ‘Bo Diddley beat’. Very similar to ‘hambone’, a dancing technique involving slapping parts of the body to create a rhythm, it also sounds a little like the ‘shave and a haircut, two bits’ rhythm. It was also clearly influenced by Latin American dances such as the rumba which, in turn, were derived from African dance rhythms. Bo Diddley often used claves and maracas in recordings of his songs, which also serves to highlight the Latin influence on his music.

So hypnotic is this rhythm that it has cast its influence on many rock and pop songs ever since. The list is a remarkable one and includes Buddy Holly’s 1957 track ‘Not Fade Away’ (also covered by Diddley fans the Rolling Stones in 1964), Elvis Presley’s ‘His Latest Flame’ (1961), the Strangeloves’ ‘I Want Candy’ (1965), the Who’s ‘Magic Bus’ (1968), Guns N’ Roses ‘Mr Brownstone’ (1987), George Michael’s ‘Faith’ (1988), U2’s ‘Desire’ (1988) and Primal Scream’s ‘Movin’ On Up’ (1991).

Bo Diddley has been nicknamed ‘The Originator’ at various times in musical history for the role he played in influencing many genres of rock an d blues. Clearly his influence on the genesis of Fifties rock‘n’roll was a key one. Even though he may not have had the chart success of his rival, Chess (near) labelmate Chuck Berry, the part he played in the ‘R&B + Rockabilly = Rock‘n’roll’ equation was pivotal. He has also been claimed by a new generation of rappers and hip-hop musicians as the originator of their style.

He often played just one chord throughout an entire song, so the music was entirely reliant on the all-pervasive rhythm and the spoken or shouted lyrics. These were derived from the call and response of gospel music and often from some other very unlikely sources. The ‘Hush Little Baby’ origins of ‘Bo Diddley’ have already been mentioned; likewise, his track ‘Hey Bo Diddley’, released in 1957, is based on the nursery rhyme ‘Old McDonald Had A Farm’!

Bo Diddley never achieved the chart success other rock‘n’roll pioneers enjoyed, and the origin of this may lie in an incident which occurred on US TV’s Ed Sullivan Show in 1955. He was booked to appear on the show and was heard backstage casually singing the Tennessee Ernie Ford song ‘Sixteen Tons’. Sullivan then instructed him to sing the song on his show. There followed a misunderstanding where Diddley saw the words ‘Bo Diddley’ and ‘Sixteen Tons’ on a cue card, so began with ‘Bo Diddley’ instead. This infuriated Sullivan, who apparently told the musician he ‘wouldn’t last six months’ and that he was ‘the first coloured boy to double-cross him’. Bo Diddley was a great storyteller and doubtless embellished this story over the years, although he always maintained he never intended to ‘double-cross’ Sullivan.

Diddley continued to have single hits through the Fifties and early Sixties and achieved fame in the UK when, in 1963, he starred in a concert tour with the Everly Brothers and Little Richard. The Rolling Stones, still hardly known outside London at that time, appeared as a support act on the same tour.

Bo Diddley was truly a one-off who played an often-underestimated role in the history of rock‘n’roll. Enjoy this compilation of his singles that proves it.
Not Now Music 2013 CD 6.00 €
Bo Diddley & Ron Wood - LIve At The Ritz
recorded live at the Ritz, November 1987, New York City

running time approx 59 min
IMC Music 2013 DVD 15.00 €
Bob Dylan - Folk Singer-Humdinger - Just About As Good As It Gets 2CD
Smith & Co 2013 CD 15.00 €
Bob King - Rockin' The Jukebox
Contains 21 classic rockabilly and country tracks: all of Bob King's studio masters for RCA Canada, including his smokin' rockabilly sides, Rockin' The Jukebox and Party Hop! Plus his 1955 cover version of Charlie Feathers' Defrost Your Heart!
The first collection of King's RCA sides since 1963 and the first ever complete collection of his RCA recordings!
Contains detailed liner notes by Randy Fox, chronicling King's career during the 1950s!
28 page booklet with many rare photos and a detailed discography!
Around the world, Canadian singer Bob King is mainly known by rockabilly fans for two tracks he cut for RCA Canada in 1958, Rockin' The Juke Box and Party Hop. But in his native Canada, King is remembered as a staunch advocate for traditional country. In a career that stretched from the early fifties until his untimely death in 1989 at the age 55, King found success as the lead singer of the The Happy Wanderers, as a solo performer, and as a duet act with his French-Canadian wife, Marie. His recording career began with ten classic singles cut for RCA Canada between 1955 and 1958. Included are the original versions of Laurel Lee and Let's Make A Fair Trade, two songs he re-recorded and made into crowd favorites throughout his career. Also included are several forgotten honky tonk classics like Daydreamer's Blues, Train's Late Tonight, and Hey Mam, along with his cover of the Charlie Feathers classic Defrost Your Heart, which was cut only weeks after Feathers' original was released on Sun Records. This disc features 21 tracks: all of King's recordings for RCA Canada and a bonus alternate take of You're A Strange Little Girl, along with detailed liner notes and photos.

1-CD Digipac (4-plated) with 28-page booklet, 21 tracks. Total playing time approx. 53 mns.
Bear Family 2013 CD 17.00 €
Bobby Bare vs Bill Parsons - Buddies With The Blues
El Toro Records 2013 CD 15.00 €
Bobby Bare vs Bill Parsons - Buddies With The Blues 1956-1961
El Toro Records 2013 CD 15.00 €
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