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|Duane Eddy - Girls Girls Girls
|Jamie Records 2010||CD||18.00 €
|Duane Eddy - Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel
||Hallmark 2010||CD||7.00 €
|Duane Eddy - Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel
|Magic Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|Duane Eddy - Just About As Good As It Gets ! The Rockin' Guitar Man 1955-
2CD = 61 tracks
|Smith & Co 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Duane Eddy - Movin' And Groovin' 2CD
The first great guitar star of rock and roll presents all of his greatest recordings from 1958 to 1960.
Includes his first three LPs and a bonus collection of singles not featured on those albums and contains over a dozen of his greatest hits such as, 'Rebel Rouser' 'Cannon Ball', 'Peter Gun' and '40 Miles of Bad Road' which helped to keep the raunchy spirit of rock and roll alive.
Duane Eddy was undoubtedly a huge influence on a lot of budding guitarists and The Shadows and George Harrison no doubt took him as one of their chief inspirations. He is still recording and touring today making him a true rock and roll institution, an icon, the last true rock and roller, and well worth a look!
|Jasmine Records 2010||CD||13.00 €
|Duane Eddy - Plays Songs Of Our Heritage
||Hallmark Music 2011||CD||7.00 €
|Duane Eddy - Road Trip
Duanen uusi albumi !
|Mad Monkey Records 2011||CD||18.00 €
|Duane Eddy - Shazam! The Essential Collection 2CD
The undisputed king of twang, Duane Eddy was a huge star on the early rock’n’rollscene with a string of raunchy instrumental hits.
His echo-drenched guitar reverberations were a key influence on the likes of the Ventures, the Shadows, and a whole generation of budding rock guitarists. In later years he worked with celebrity fans Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and John Fogerty, and has recently been back in the limelight with a Richard Hawley produced comeback album.
This comprehensive sixty track collection includes all his single A and B sides from 1957 –1962 presented chronologically, alongside some rare early sessions backing up vocal artists.
|Demon Music 2013||CD||10.00 €
|Duane Eddy - The Birth Of A Guitar Legend 3CD
3CDs = 75 biisiä. Jamie Recordsin Single Sessiot vuosilta 1957-1962
|Jamie Records 2010||CD||45.00 €
|Duke Robillard Band - Low Down & Tore Up
||Dixie Frog Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Earl Gaines - You Got The Walk
Earl Gaines teki pitkällä urallaan lukuisia soul- ja blueshittejä. Jo 50-luvulla ensimmäistä kertaa parrasvaloihin
päässeen Gainesin uusi tuleminen tapahtui 1998 julkaistulla ” Everything's Gonna Be Alright ” levyllä. ”You
Got The Walk” jäi valitettavasti Earl Gainesin viimeiseksi levytykseksi hänen menehdyttyä joulukuussa 2009.
|Blue Label 2010||CD||12.00 €
|Earl Grant - Nothin' But The Versatile Earl Grant 2CD
Vocalist, organist, pianist, and also skilled on the drums and trumpet, Earl Grant could be described, as the title of CD suggests, to be a versatile entertainer.
Across this 2CD set are four complete albums with pop songs, instrumentals, blues songs and standards such as: 'I'm in the Mood For Love', 'Canadian Sunset', 'Misty' and 'My Foolish Heart' to name a few.
There has been little Earl Grant available in recent years and with these 48 great tracks we have gone some way to rectify that!
|Jasmine Records 2012||CD||12.00 €
|Eartha Kitt & Shorty Rogers - St. Louis Blues
32-page booklet, 12 tracks. Playing time approx. 35 minutes. -- The 'Velvet Lounge' is a remarkable series of re-releases dedicated to music that is always elegant and entertaining - and sometimes even exotic. The series is a comfortable and welcoming home for treasures from the fabulous Fifties and the strange Sixties. It is a mark of quality placed on music we've rediscovered from long ago and far away, from a time and place between Rock and Beat ecstasy and psychedelic populism. -- This newest addition to the Bear Family contains music that comes straight from the archives of both large and small record companies, and is re-mastered to Bear Family's excellent quality, normally as a direct digitalisation of a master-tape but always with the best possible sound. What you hear is what you get, and the listener is tempted in by this music, asked to relax and savour the music, while maybe putting up their feet and slowly stirring a long drink. -- And who you hear is important; the artists' names alone make for a formidable series. Eartha Kitt, 'the most exciting woman in the world' according to Orson Welles, does her purring 'thang' on the album 'St. Louis Blues', alongside legendary West-Coast-trumpeter Milton 'Shorty' Rogers and an extravagantly exciting and highly entertaining blues program. And then on the album 'Personalities' another trumpeter Al 'Jumbo' Hirt dedicates himself to a sort of 'symbolization in sound' of sex-bomb Ann Margret, some twenty years his junior, on songs like My Baby Just Cares For Me or Baby, It's Cold Outside. Despite numerical evidence to the contrary, 'jazz' was not a four letter word back then, and even 'entertainment' did not smell funny, yet. The motto was 'anything goes' rather than 'is that allowed ' This artistic free-for-all and high quality craftsmanship produced songs that had every right to be called 'standards'. Artist-arrangers like Marty Paich or Juan Esquivel, for instance, not only showcased the abilities of some of the best studio musicians of their time, but also the songwriters. -- The 'Velvet Lounge' engages more than the ears, though. You'll need your stomach muscles, at least those involved in extensive laughter. On 'What were they thinking ' an overdue compilation with all kinds of 'odd couples', pleasure becomes a principle and the absurd gets to be ordinary. Country stars meet Exotica heroes or Easy Listening troubadours. Pop crooners like Perry Como are coupled with the Sons Of The Pioneers, and even Lotte Lenya, Kurt Weill's wife, and Bertolt Brecht's favorite mime, gets to share some hilarious studio-time with the sensational Louis Armstrong. -- Because the 'Velvet Lounge' series comes under the Bear Family banner, it is a given that the graphic design is perfectly fitting and fittingly perfect, featuring rare original photographs, exact discographies, and extensive liner notes. Everything about this series has a touch of exuberance and luxury. Everyone from the collecting specialist to the cultural crusader can feel most welcome and at home in this 'Velvet Lounge'.
|Bear Family 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Eddie Cochran - Eddie Cochran LP + CD
||Doxy Music 2013||CD||20.00 €
|Eddie Fontaine - Goodness, It's Eddie Fontaine !
"I was speeding one night in Long Island and the police stopped me; back then, in New York City, they took you down to the court house. They put me in this holding tank with a bunch of drunks, and I went up to a black guy there and said, “Hey man, what’s happening?” and he said “There’s nothin’ shakin’ but the leaves on the trees, and they wouldn’t be shakin’ if it wasn’t for the breeze.”… I wrote that song on a Sunday morning in about fifteen minutes..."
Eddie Fontaine is one of those 1950s heroes who sometimes gets forgotten because he was maybe a little too old to have been a teenage idol, and his music was perhaps a little too measured and urbane to be classed as manic rockabilly or wild rock ‘n’ roll, but it is great music and deserves to be heard
|El Toro Records 2013||CD||17.00 €
|Eddie Holland - It Moves Me
Many artists have fallen into the music business almost by accident, but few as accidentally as the subject of our latest Motown collection: Eddie Holland, who attended an audition with a pal just to keep him company, and ended up the one with a recording contract. And many have had a single hit, and after a few unsuccessful years have given up their recording careers to take up a position in some other part of the business, but few with such spectacular results as Eddie, who together with his brother Brian and Lamont Dozier formed Holland-Dozier-Holland, one of the most successful songwriting teams of the 1960s.
Much has been written about Holland-Dozier-Holland’s songs and productions, but little about Eddie’s recording career, which spanned six years and resulted in 15 singles, one LP and a wealth of tracks hitherto unknown to the public. Our aim here is to present all of the records he cut from his 1958 debut through to 1964, when he withdrew from performing to concentrate on writing songs for the Supremes, Martha & the Vandellas, the Four Tops etc.
Following an extensive trawl of the Motown mastertapes in New York last summer, we’ve included everything we were able to find that Eddie recorded for Mercury, United Artists, Motown and the tiny Kudo label, where he appeared under his brother’s name on a commercial for a brand of wine. The set contains 56 tracks; including 30 new to CD, 18 of which have never been released in any form before.
The story of Eddie’s recording career is narrated in the bumper booklet by the man himself. Looking back, often with amazement and sometimes complete lack of recognition of some of the songs in this collection, he commented: “You know what is very clear to me? We were very, very fortunate to have a place where we could record that many pieces of product, and experiment that much, with somebody paying for it. That was like going to school, and somebody’s paying for your classes. That’s what Berry Gordy was doing. Can you imagine recording all those songs, learning your craft, and not even thinking about how much it was costing? I would say to you that Berry Gordy should be given an extraordinary amount of credit, because everybody was always criticising him. But you should pat him on the back and say, You know what? You made that possible.”
Watch this space for more Ace/Motown releases in the not too distant future.
By Keith Hughes (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Edna McGriff - Star Movin' In My Direction
Bell Recordsings plus - 1954-1959
|Bear Family 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Eino Grön - Samettisilmäinen Tyttöni - levytyksiä 1958-1961
Porin Reposaaressa vuonna 1939 syntynyt EINO GRÖN voitti alkuvuodesta 1958 Turussa järjestetyn iskelmälaulun kykyjenetsintäkilpailun. Voitto toi tullessaan hänen ensimmäisen levytyksensä saman vuoden huhtikuun 24:s päivä. Silloin hän levytti kappaleen ”Venäläinen tango”. Levyjulkaisu oli EP – levy, jonka nimi oli ”Uusia poikia – tuttuja iskelmiä”. Levyllä esiintyi neljä uutta laulajaa, joista ainoastaan Einon ura sai voimakkaan lähdön eteenpäin tulevalla pitkällä laulajan tiellä!
SALIX julkaisee nyt EINO GRÖNIN CD – levyn, jonka ensimmäinen kappale on juuri mainittu ”Venäläinen tango”. Se on kansansävel ja sovittajana toimi TOIVO KÄRKI ja sanoitus tietenkin REINO HELISMAAN. Tämän Einon levyn kaikki 28 kappaletta ovat nyt ensi kertaa uudelleen masteroituina CD – levyllä! Elokuvakappaleitakin on peräti seitsemän. Aloitusvuoden 1958 syksyn levytystilaisuudesta on mukana tunnettu italialainen foxtrot ”Maliziusella” ja TOIVO KÄRJEN sävellys ”Muistatko minua milloin”.
Tämän julkaisun kappaleet ajoittuvat vuosille 1958 – 1961. Mukana on hyvin tunnettuja kappaleita ja monelle tuntemattomiakin – lähinnä sen vuoksi, kun vinyylilevyjä ei juuri enää julkisesti soiteta. Tunnetuista voi mainita: ” Pieni kukkanen, Aron kuu, Tammerkoski, Kenties, Marusja, Tulipunaruusut, Sininen kuu ja Kastelholman luutnantti.” Tämän julkaisun nimikappale ”SAMETTISILMÄINEN TYTTÖNI” on TOIVO KÄRJEN komea sävellys elokuvaan ”Vatsa sisään, rinta ulos” Tämän kappaleen levytyksessä EINO GRÖNIÄ säestää TAPIO YRJÄN TANGOYHTYE. – TAPIO YRJÄ (1927 – 2011) oli monipuolinen musiikkimies, jonka soittimet olivat piano ja harmonikka. Syntyjään hän oli Salon Perttelistä.
Nuorta EINO GRÖNIÄ säestää tällä julkaisulla usea tunnettu kokoonpano mm. Ronnie Kranckin orkesteri, Ossi Malisen yhtye, Taito Vainion tangoyhtye ja Matti Viljasen orkesteri. Tämä levy ajoittuu Einon neljään ensimmäiseen levytysvuoteen. Kun olen kuunnellut tämän projektin kappaleita tarkoin, niin on todettava, että jo nuoresta EINO GRÖNISTÄ huokuu suuri musikaalisuus ja tällä levyllä toimii kaikki – laulu, sekä orkesterisoitto! Julkaisu on kaikkiaan komea ja tekstin kansijulkaisuun on tehnyt itse MAARIT NIINILUOTO!
|Salix 2013||CD||15.00 €
|El Supernaut - Viva !
El Supernaut on oululainen instrumentaalista sähkökitararokkia
Yhtyeen slogan Pure Instro Rock kertoo olennaisen. Laulua ei tarvita
eikä kaivata, sillä totuushan on, että yksi instrumentaalikappale
kertoo enemmän kuin tuhat humalaista Finlandia-palkinnon voittajaa.
Vaikka nimen perusteella yhtyettä voisi luulla Black Sabbath-tribuuttibändiksi, viittaus legendaariseen birminghamilaiskvartettiin kertoo lähinnä vahvasta rock-asenteesta niin levyllä kuin lavalla.
Viva!El Supernaut-levyllä omien teosten lisäksi yhtyeen
instrumentaalisessa käsittelyssä on kappaleita mm.The Clashilta,
Kraftwerkilta, Rainbowlta, Deep Purplelta ja Viikatteelta.
"Vähän kuin The Lunatics, mutta parempi" totesi eräskin kuulija
yhtyeen keikan jälkeen.
Yhtyeen soittajat ovat tuttuja muun muassa seuraavista
bändiyhteyksistä; The Lunatics, Mira & Brainless, Russian Love ja The Skylights.
Nämä tutut ukot ovat siis Sami Paananen, Pasi Ruotsalainen, Teppo
Luosujärvi ja Mika Kallio.
|Longplay Music 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Ellert Nordmark - Ellert Nordmark 2012
||Carelia Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Elton Britt - The Versatile Elton Britt 2CD
Featuring 59 tracks including three full LPs in stereo and the rare 6 track 10' LP with many tracks taken from rare transcriptions, most never previously appearing on CD.
Many country and cowboy classics in vivid stereo including, 'Cattle Call', 'Big Rock Candy Mountain', 'Lost Highway', 'Beyond the Sunset', 'Born to Lose', 'When It's Springtime in the Rockies' along with superb, alternate versions of many of his greatest hits, 'Chime Bells', 'Lorelei' and many more not available on any other CDs!
|Jasmine Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Elvin Bishop - Raisin' Hell Revue
O ne of the benefits of playing music for as long as Elvin Bishop has is that you make a lot of musical friends, and when you play at the level Bishop does; a lot of your friends are really talented. Elvin Bishop has brought together some of his best buddies, who also happen to be world-class musicians, for his Raisin' Hell Revue.
Elvin Bishop's musical biography is no secret to anyone who has been into blues or rock music over the last forty years or so. Taken under the wing of renowned Chicago bluesman Little Smokey Smothers in the early '60s; explored new musical frontiers as a founding member of the original Paul Butterfield Blues Band during their groundbreaking years; fronted his own outfit by the late '60s on the rock ballroom and concert circuit; and scored a Top 10 radio hit in the '70s with "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" - Bishop has been a bona fide legend for decades. Along the way he's carved out a niche all his own, playing an appealing mix of rootsy rock & roll, R&B and barroom boogie, steeped in the heavy blues he learned from Little Smokey all those years ago.
So when a bunch of close friends, who also happen to be consummate musicians are sequestered together, as they were when they were at sea on the 2010 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, what else are they going to do but unite forces and create some truly exemplary music? Thankfully the tapes (or bytes) were rolling, and this wonderful musical experience was saved for posterity – and for Delta Groove Music. With the good vibes of a ship full of fellow music lovers to buoy the band, this is one of those performances where you really can hear that everyone was having a good time.
Over the course of their featured performance, Elvin shares the vocal mic with three hard-hitting vocal pros – blues veteran Finis Tasby, young turk John Németh, and Bishop's long-time bandmate and Bay Area legend, saxophonist Terry Hanck. They work their way through a strutting, soulful set of blues and R&B with the powerful grace of a veteran working outfit, perfectly highlighting the strengths of everyone involved. And it really is a "revue" in the classic sense of the term – various band members moving in and out of the spotlight for their featured numbers, a wide-ranging array of talents and styles represented, all presided over by the good-humored and congenial master of ceremonies Elvin Bishop. Along the way we're treated to swinging up-tempo R&B, low down blues, rootsy rock & roll, and a touch of gospel; even a fantastic reworking of his chart-topping radio smash hit "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" is included featuring the wonderfully gifted and dynamic vocalist John Németh – in other words, more of the music that has come to be known as "Elvin Bishop music".
|Delta Groove Music 2011||CD||18.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Another Saturday Night
Shreveport. Louisiana 1975
|Follow That Dream 2012||CD||29.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Clambake
nyt edulliseen hintaan !
|Sony Music 2010||CD||7.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Classic Christmas Album
||Sony Music 2012||CD||7.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Classic Elvis
|Sony BMG 2008||CD||8.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Elvis Country 2CD
The Elvis Presley series of Legacy Edition multi-disc packages continues its focus on important phases of the king's recording career at RCA Records. Forty years after its release in 1971, Elvis Country, an LP that found him getting back in touch with the Nashville country music mainstream, is the lynchpin for ELVIS COUNTRY: LEGACY EDITION, the newest entry in the series.
ELVIS COUNTRY: LEGACY EDITION is the first Elvis release of 2012, a year which marks the 35th anniversary of the artist's passing and a year-long celebration of his life and legacy. A full schedule of catalog reissues and compilations are planned by longtime Elvis archivists/co-producers Ernst Mikael Jørgensen and Roger Semon.
Included in the new package on CD one is the original 12-song Elvis Country (subtitled "I'm 10,000 Years Old"), which debuted January 23, 1971, on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album peaked at #12, spent 21 weeks on the chart, and was certified RIAA gold. Three bonus tracks are drawn from the original recording sessions of June and September 1970 (more info below). On CD two, from the June sessions, comes the original 11-song Love Letters From Elvis (chart debut June 26, 1971, peak position # 33, 15 weeks on the chart), also with three bonus tracks from the original sessions.
In his liner notes to ELVIS COUNTRY: LEGACY EDITION, writer Stuart Colman calls the original Elvis Country "a pivotal release, in that it served to maintain the momentum generated by the ''68 Comeback Special,' the breakthrough in Las Vegas and Elvis Presley's long overdue return to touring." Colman, a veteran British rock musician since the '60s, is also a prolific album notes writer and compilation producer, with a special interest in roots rock, rockabilly, and early R&B.
Upon Elvis Country's original release, future Presley historian and biographer Peter Guralnick wrote in Rolling Stone, "[he] has come out with a record which gives us some of the very finest and most affecting music since he first recorded for Sun almost 17 years ago." The idea of inserting excerpts of "I Was Born About Ten Thousand Years Ago Years" (a track that did not appear on the original album but does appear on this Legacy Edition as a bonus track) in between the album tracks gave the LP a conceptual feel that had never been encountered before. And the songs, from the high-energy rock of "I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" (which gives Jerry Lee Lewis a run for the money), to the big ballads that were becoming an Elvis trade mark (Eddy Arnold's "I Really Don't Want To Know" and Willie Nelson's "Funny How TimeSlips Away" among them) were some of Elvis' greatest performances ever.
The songs chosen for Love Letters From Elvis from the June 1970 sessions included an inspired coupling of Muddy Waters' rollicking "Got My Mojo Working" with "Keep Your Hands Off Of It" ("a peculiar combination of hypertension and soul," as popularly characterized by Guralnick). It was offset by the ballads that were chosen as singles, "Rags To Riches" (the Tony Bennett hit of 1953), the inspirational "Only Believe," and "Life." The latter was one of three cuts from up-and-coming songwriter Shirl Milete covered at the June sessions, along with "When I'm Over You" and "It's Your Baby, You Rock It."
Elvis Country was a breath of fresh air for most of his millions of fans, and signaled a renaissance of his creative energies. Prior to Elvis Country, his last album of original studio material (non-movie soundtrack material) was in 1969, when he recorded in Memphis at American Studios with producer Chips Moman. The result of those January and February hometown sessions was the landmark LP From Elvis In Memphis, and a year-long string of 'comeback' hit singles that reestablished Elvis: "In the Ghetto," "Suspicious Minds," "Don't Cry Daddy" and "Kentucky Rain."
Three factors contributed to the totally reinvigorated image of Elvis Presley in the new decade of the 1970s: 1) the impact of the "'68 Comeback Special" (i.e. the NBC broad cast of December 1968 that featured Elvis dressed in black leather); 2) the string of Memphis-recorded hits that began in the spring of 1969 (chronicled on From Elvis In Memphis: Legacy Edition, issued in 2009); and 3) Elvis' return to public performing which began in Las Vegas that summer and continued into January-February 1970 (as chronicled on On Stage: Legacy Edition, issued in 2010)
Those three factors over lapped the release of Change Of Habit in November 1969, the final (31st) Hollywood movie in Elvis' lifetime. In fact, prior to the Elvis Country studio sessions of June and September 1970, and the International Hotel recordings in Las Vegas before that, the last time Elvis had set foot in any recording studio was in March 1969 to cut a handful of tracks at Decca Universal for Change Of Habit. After 1969, Elvis would no longer be saddled with movies he did not believe in, and movie soundtrack songs he believed in even less.
Into 1970, Elvis was performing two shows a night at the International Hotel during January-February, and then checked into the Houston Astrodome for a weekend (six shows) that netted a record-breaking gross with over 250,000 people in attendance. After a well-deserved break, he finally arrived in RCA's Studio B in Nashville the first week of June 1970.
The last time he had recorded there was in January 1968 when he cut some tracks for that year's movie, Stay Away, Joe. It marked his final studio sessions with his own long-time bandmates (guitarist Scotty Moore and drummer D.J. Fontana) and the original Nashville 'A-team' that had served him so well: guitarists Chip Young and Jerry Reed, pianist Floyd Cramer, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman, Pete Drake on steel guitar, Charlie McCoy on harmonica, and of course the Jordanaires.
By the time he returned two and a half years later, for the five nights of sessions (Thursday, June 4th through Monday, June 8th)that are discussed here, producer Felton Jarvis had assembled a whole new 'A-team' (with Young and McCoy the only hold overs). The new band had the feel of the Memphis hitmakers of 1969, mainly because their core members were part of the original Muscle Shoals sound which put that town on the map: bassist Norbert Putnam, pianist David Briggs, and drummer Jerry Carrigan. Add in masterful guitarist James Burton - who had become indispensable to Elvis after the two recent Las Vegas residencies - and the scene was set.
There were inevitable contrasts to the tightly structured Memphis sessions, but it ended there. In Nashville, once the song-pluggers put in their suggestions, the rest was up to Elvis, who never ceased to surprise all who were present He laid down first and second takes with ease, and then turned around and initiated impromptu studio jams that kept the musicians firing on all cylinders.
It all came to a head on the fourth night. After a couple of warm-ups (including Eddy Arnold's "I Really Don't Want To Know"), they thought back to the country tunes they'd already recorded, and the idea of a country album began to take shape. In short order, Elvis laid down Bob Wills' western-swing standard "Faded Love" and Ernest Tubb's "Tomorrow Never Comes." After cutting Hank Cochran's barroom weeper "Make The World Go Away" (via Eddy Arnold),Elvis and crew moved on to Willie's "Funny How Time Slips Away" and then "I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water," familiar to rock and roll fans of Johnny Rivers, but originally a big country hit for Stonewall Jackson.
The whole crew reconvened for one night in September, a productive session that yielded "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and ultimately the opening track on the Elvis Country LP, a cover of "Snowbird." Anne Murray's debut hit from that summer '70 was written by Gene MacLellan, composer of "Put Your Hand In the Hand," another Canadian hit that Elvis covered. (The other two tracks from the session showed up later in '71 as the single, "Where Did They Go, Lord" b/w "Rags To Riches.")
Barely five months separated the releases of Elvis Country and Love Letters From Elvis in 1970, and the two albums have always been regarded together in the Elvis canon. In mid-1971, Elvis returned to Studio B for a solid week of recording in May, and three follow-up nights in June, resulting in some 40-plus masters. Much of them were heard later that year on Elvis Sings the Wonderful World Of Christmas, and the following year on his gospel LP, He Touched Me. Ironically, Elvis never recorded again in Nashville's RCA Studio B.
In every way, ELVIS COUNTRY: LEGACY EDITION tracks a seismic change in his recording career. It came at a moment which turned out to be a true turning point for him. "Elvis seemed inspired, singing with a passion and soulfulness that recalled Memphis," wrote Jørgensen in his essential research guide, Elvis Presley: A Life In Music (St. Martin's Press, 1998). "The band fell in with equal feeling, their confidence and expressiveness growing along with his. Both singer and band were performing out of genre, improvising their own rhythms and phrasing on the spot, challenging each other." To paraphrase Jørgensen, "they had something to be proud of."
|Sony Music 2012||CD||28.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Elvis The King
Elvis Presley's original songs remixed for the next century
|Smith & Co 2011||CD||4.90 €
|Elvis Presley - From Hawaii To Las Vegas
) 20 tracks (60:08) digipac. From Hawaii To Las Vegas Provides A Unique 'Fly-On-The-Wall' Experience Of Elvis Rehearsing The Day Before His Opening Engagement At The Las Vegas Hilton On January 26, 1973. Captured On A Personal Tape Recorder, The Sonic Quality Is Below Normal Standards, But Historical Significance More Than Compensates For Its Audio Limitations.
|Follow That Dream 2012||CD||29.00 €
|Elvis Presley - G.I. Blues
||Hallmark Music 2011||CD||6.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Gold Records Vol. 2 - 50 000 000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
the platinum collection series
|Sony Music 2013||CD||6.90 €
|Elvis Presley - Golden Records - Original Album Classics 5CD
Golden Records / Gold Records Vol. 1-5
|Sony Music 2011||CD||23.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Greatest Live Hits Of The '50s
The 24 track CD is most varied compilation to date, containing only the best live performances, making the ultimate live set list of the 1950's. All the tracks contained have been remastered and are of the best quality to date. It contains 9 recently discovered unreleased tracks including a live version of Elvis' first hit, 'I Forgot to Remember to Forget' and a brand new song 'Little Mama'.
|Memphis Recording Service 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Elvis Presley - I Am An Elvis Fan - A Collection Of Elvis Songs Chosen By Th
A Collection Of Elvis Songs Chosen By The Fans
|Sony Music 2012||CD||22.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Our Memories Of Elvis - Vol 1,2 & 3 - Pure Elvis Sound 2CD
||Follow That Dream 2012||CD||29.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Rock'n'Roll Only - Just About As Good As It Gets 2CD
Does the world need another retrospective of The King? It's all been out there somewhere in expensive box sets and compendiums of old albums. Ardent Elvis fans have probably got it all in triplicate. But for the newly curious, those asking "What was it about this man that set the world on fire?", our potent selection of key tracks highlights the vital burst of internationally impacting recordings between Elvis's rural rockabilly beginnings (not immediately recognised outside of the southern USA) and his demobbed decline into a glamour boy fronting a series of second-rate movies in the sixties. There was a period of about six years when Elvis really was the King Of Rock 'n' Roll around the globe, with a voice, the looks, the moves and an overload of oomph that sent the kittens crazy and the old cats wild. This is it.
He wasn't only a dynamic performer and outstanding singer, as illustrated here he had a keen ear for a damn good song, whether written specifically for him or - as often as not - those he hand-picked from his personal collection of favourite country and rhythm 'n' blues originals. This is Elvis as he should be remembered.
|Smith & Co 2012||CD||12.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Such A Night In Pearl Harbor
SUCH A NIGHT IN PEARL HARBOR
The CD is re-mastered for the first time ever, presenting Elvis' last concert in March, 1961, before returning to the stage 8 years later!
This documents Elvis' benefit concert recorded at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, to aid of the USS Arizona Memorial Fund, for the service men who died there during the Japanese attack in 1941.
Listen here to Elvis at his best! The obvious clarity of Elvis' enjoyment is apparent as he is once again on stage, performing just his 3rd show since 1957. With Elvis unleashed and like a livewire, he spontaneously delivers an extraordinary musical experience, which is hailed as one of the most thrilling and exciting of any Presley show ever!
Elvis performs 15 songs and sings every one as if it were the first time he had ever presented them to an audience. This includes many #1 hits and includes classics that were never performed previously or again such as 'A Fool Such As I', 'I Need Your Love Tonight', 'Such A Night' and more.
Also included for the first time ever, is the 30 minute radio broadcast recorded in Hawaii before Elvis' arrival. It promoted the concert for the memorial fund, playing selected tracks from Elvis' Christmas and 'His Hand in Mine' album, released at that time.
As a bonus, the CD is accompanied by a 100 page book that contains many rare and unreleased photographs with extensive and informative linear notes detailing Elvis' arrival and performance
|Memphis Recording Service 2012||CD||29.00 €
|Elvis Presley - The Essential 2CD
||Sony Music 2010||CD||17.00 €
|Elvis Presley - The Real Elvis
The Ultimate Elvis Presley Collection
|Sony Music 2011||CD||6.00 €
|Elvis Presley - This Is Elvis Presley - The Greatest Hits
||Sony Music 2012||CD||10.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Viva Elvis The Album
Elviksen lauluraidat on ensimmäistä kertaa erotettu alkuperäisistä äänitteistä ja taustat on soitettu uudelleen yhdeksän henkisen bändin ja neljän taustalaulajan kanssa.
Levyä tehtäessä tuottajat Erich ja Ugo Bombardier kävivät läpi yli 900 Elvis -äänitettä mukaan lukien levyt, elokuvat, haastattelut sekä muut nauhoitukset.
Levyllä kuullaan kuninkaan isoimpia hittejä, kuten Burning Love, Suspicious Minds, Blue Suede Shoes, It's Now Or Never, jotka on nyt uudelleenmuokattu Viva Elvis-pitkäsoittoa varten.
Love Me Tender -kappaleella Elviksen kanssa duetoi Anna Puu. Vastaavanlainen duetto on tehty myös seitsemässä muussa maassa paikallisten artistien kanssa. Kaikki duetot tullaan julkaisemaan maailmanlaajuisesti.
|Sony Music 2010||CD||9.00 €
|Emmy Lou And The Rhythm Boys - Bye Bye Baby
||Vintjärn Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Emmy Lou And The Rhythm Boys - Tag Along With..
Ruotsalaisyhtyeen toinen levy ! Loistavaa perinteistä rockabillyä ja rokkaavaa countryä. Heja Enviken !
|Vintjarn Records 2013||CD||15.00 €
|Erja Lyytinen - Forbidden Fruit
‘Forbidden Fruit’ finds Finnish slide guitarist Erja Lyytinen taking the blues into the personal realm, to find new ways of expressing her feelings, understanding life experiences and realising her musical ambitions. From the deeply felt lyrics and well crafted songs, to the emotional input of her solos and expansive band harmonies, ‘Forbidden Fruit’ embodies the essence of everything we identify as the blues. Whether you could call it therapy, deeply held personal convictions, or more simply a celebration of life, this album has it all. And as Erja humorously remarks; ‘It was all made without an auto tuner (laughs), so everything is played and sang as you hear it’.
‘Forbidden Fruit’ is a multi layered album. Peel away a layer and you will find another rich seam of lyrical meaning and intricate guitar parts. The heart felt lyrics match the deep guitar tones and sonic textures, all glued together by Erja own natural vivacity.
Recorded at Helsinki’s Rescue Room Studios, the album’s sensual front cover photo was shot at Murder Mile studios in London by Finnish photographer Tina Korhonen. The all female crew added to an apparent statement of Erja’s self confidence. And there’s much to be proud of, as ‘Forbidden Fruit’ explores the full spectrum of life’s experiences; up, down and sideways. There’s a imperceptible meeting of old blues traditions - the art of story telling and sexual double entendres - with contemporary musical values and guitar solo’s that evoke lyrical meaning.
For every well crafted turn of phrase there’s an intricate guitar part to match, ranging from co-producer Davide Floreno’s tremolo guitar figure on ‘Joyful Misery’ to Erja’s guitar- led wall of sound on ‘Jealousy’. She further explores the full tonal possibilities of her new custom shop Fender Stratocaster on ‘Forbidden Fruit’, ‘Joyful Misery’ and the dual guitar fest that is ‘Change Of Season’, while the radical arrangement and unusual chords on ‘Death Letter’ re-invigorate the blues standard and help integrate it into the albums sequential flow.
Co-song writer Alan Darby (who has worked with Bonnie Raitt and Bonnie Tyler) provides the American feel on two relationship songs, the self explanatory ‘At Least We Still Fight’ and the deeply personal ‘Joyful Misery’. The latter is inspired by a 50 year relationship between her uncle and aunt. The lyrics of the title tracks pull no punches - ‘A flower in blossom attracts all kind of bees’ - as Erja achieves her goal of ‘sounding honest, beautiful and sad at the same time’, before she belatedly offers us a cathartic release with Lil Johnson’s ‘Press My Button’.
‘Forbidden Fruit’ is an album of real substance, emotion, superb band interplay and Erja’s very best vocals. The blues never sounded more essential.
|Ruf Records 2013||CD||18.00 €
|Erja Lyytinen - Voracious Love
Suomen bluesrockin sähikäisnainen, steel -kitarataituri ja ennenkaikkea laulaja-lauluntekijä Erja Lyytinen on tehnyt itsensä näköisen albumin!
Tuloksena on musiikillisia raja-aitoja ryskyen kaatava ”VORACIOUS LOVE”.
Ensimmäinen radiosinkku on Erjan säveltämä ja sanoittama biisi nimeltä ”BED OF ROSES”, jossa vierailevat Nightwishin (ja Tarotin) Marco Hietala, sekä sellovirtuoosi Apocalyptican Paavo Lötjönen!
”Voracios Love” on todella intohimoinen albumi – kaikki 13 kappaletta käsittelevät rakkauden eri nyansseja tai henkilökohtaisia suhteita ja Erjan oma vahva ja rehellinen panostus sanoituksissa tulee selkeästi esille.
Erja on itse säveltänyt ja tehnyt sanoitukset kahteentoista kappaleeseen, joista yhteistyösäveltäjinä hänellä ovat olleet tuottajansa Davide Floreno kappaleessa ”Bird” ja ”Crowes At Your Door” biisissä veteraani bluessäveltäjä Jon Tiven (mm. Buddy Guy, Robert Cray jne). Viimeisen silauksen ja samalla hypyn historiaan tekee albumille valittu Blind Willie Johnsonin kappale ”Soul Of Man”.
Tämä hienosti tuotettu albumi täydentää luontevasti Erja Lyytisen omia tavoitteita biisintekijänä ja levylle on saatu upeasti vangittua kaikki hänen parhaat elementtinsä myös taitavana muusikkona.
|Ruf Records 2010||CD||18.00 €
|Esa Pakarinen - Meiltähän Tämä Käy! - 48 Ikimuistoista Kappaletta 2CD
ESA PAKARINEN (9.2.1911 - 28. 4.1989) oli suomalaisen viihteen historian
merkittävimpiä ja monipuolisimpia tekijöitä. Suuri yleisö oppi tuntemaan hänet mm.
näyttelijänä, laulajana, muusikkona sekä esiintymislavojen koomisena ja tunteisiin
Esa Pakarinen kuului sotien jälkeisen rillumarei-viihteen keulakuviin, ja esiintyi
yli 20 elokuvassa. Pakarisen monipuolinen musiikillinen tuotanto sisältää yli 200
levytettyä kappaletta, joista suuri osa hänen omia sävellyksiä ja sanoituksiaan.
julkaisu on Esan syntymäpäivänä 9.2.2011.
|Hytinä 2011||CD||25.00 €
|Etta James - Call My Name
Slowly but surely over recent years we’ve built a small but perfectly formed catalogue of female soul drawn from the roster of Chess Records of Chicago. We started the ball rolling with “Where The Girls Are, Vol 2: Chess Female Singers & Groups” (CDCHD 745), “Shades Of Mitty Collier” (CDKEND 301) and Sugar Pie DeSanto’s “Go Go Power” (CDKEND 317), before turning our attention earlier this year to the one and only Etta James, the company’s biggest female star.
One of the greatest ever singers of soul and R&B, male or female, Etta spent her glory years at brothers Leonard and Phil Chess’ label, releasing 13 marvellous albums between 1960 and 1975. Believe it or not, fewer than half of those long-players have ever been reissued in their entirety. There are many CDs of Etta’s wonderful Chess recordings available, but most of them feature the same familiar hits. We took our first steps to remedy that situation in February with “Who’s Blue?” (CDKEND 346), a collection comprising mainly new-to-CD album tracks and B-sides, and are now delighted to announce this first-time reissue of 1967’s “Call My Name”, a superb yet overlooked set which contained some of her most impassioned recordings to date.
Whereas Etta’s previous LPs had been pieced together from various sessions, “Call My Name” was conceived as a whole. Recorded in late 1966, the album was co-produced by veteran A&R man Ralph Bass, an acquaintance of Etta’s since the mid-50s, and Monk Higgins, a prime mover in the early days of Chicago’s One-Der-Ful group of labels. All but three of the songs were penned by Higgins and/or his frequent collaborator Maurice Dollison, aka singer-guitarist Cash McCall. Of the LP’s 12 tracks, ‘Happiness’, ‘That’s All I Want From You’ (a song popularised in the 1950s by Etta’s idol Dinah Washington), ‘Have Faith In Me’, ‘You Are My Sunshine’, ‘Nobody Loves Me’, ‘It’s All Right’ and ‘Nobody Like You’ make their CD debut here. It might not have sold too well at the time, and it spawned no big hit singles, but if you prefer your Chicago soul punchy and emotional, of all Etta’s albums, “Call My Name” is the one for you.
Our reissue of the LP comes with 12 bonus titles. The Chess brothers had noticed the winds of change blowing up from the South and began sending their artists down to Rick Hall’s FAME Studio in Alabama in hope of igniting their careers. It certainly did the trick for Etta. The astounding “Tell Mama” album she cut there restored her to her rightful status, the title cut providing her with a career high chartwise in 1967. It is from her three subsequent trips to FAME that the first eight of this collection’s 12 bonus tracks are drawn.
Leonard Chess’ son Marshall was appointed producer of Etta’s next sessions, which took place at Sam Phillips’ studio in Memphis in 1969. Etta was in bad shape at the time and completed only ‘Slow And Easy’, ‘The Soul Of A Man’ and a striking treatment of the Doors’ ‘Light My Fire’ before the plug was pulled. Among the abandoned cuts was ‘Miss Pitiful’, a gender-switched version of the Otis Redding number, which Etta re-cut more successfully with Gene Barge in the producer’s chair back in Chicago a few weeks later. The track concludes this collection.
By Mick Patrick (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Etta James - Losers Weepers
One of the best ideas that anyone at Ace has come up with in 2011 occurred when my colleague Mick Patrick proposed a series of expanded versions of several of Etta James’ Argo, Cadet and Chess albums that has hitherto eluded digitisation. It’s quite astounding how many of the albums that Etta released during her 15 years as the Chess group’s flagship female singer have not been issued on CD, especially given that the format’s now been with us for almost 30 years. But thanks to Mick and Kent, the number is gradually decreasing, with two “expanded editions” so far this year and the promise of more in 2012.
Etta’s 1970 album “Losers Weepers” is the latest to receive the treatment – and the wait has been well worth it. Recordings from this period of Etta’s five decade-long recording career have been somewhat neglected by the reissue market – but no more. This expansion of “Losers Weepers” really brings a full-on focus to some great music that more or less fell by the wayside when originally released, partly because of Etta’s personal circumstances at the time but mostly because she was regarded by many as having had her day as an R&B chart force.
Etta was in pretty bad shape when she made these recordings, but her rampant narcotic dependence did not stop her making the terrific music that you hear here. ‘Heavy Soul’ was a phrase that you heard frequently in the late 60s/early 70s and the intensity in the two-part title track completely defines the term. Etta’s sublime versions of ‘I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)’, ‘The Man I Love’ and ‘For All We Know’ are the logical continuation of her immortal collaborations with arranger Riley Hampton, at the other end of the 60s, which produced the timeless “At Last” album.
Elsewhere Etta makes a relatively obscure Bee Gees song ‘Sound Of Love’ sound like it was written by three bruthas from Birmingham, Alabama rather than three brothers from Manchester, England. Her vocal on her revival of the Falcons’ R&B classic ‘I Found A Love’ is almost as riveting as that of the song’s original singer, Wilson Pickett. A revival of one of Etta’s old Modern recordings ‘W.O.M.A.N’ almost matches the original take for sass and sexiness. Etta’s take on the Association’s pretty 1966 near-chart topper ‘Never My love’ will leave you wishing Ms James had spent lots of time working in Philly with Bobby Martin, rather than cutting just the one session…
…And these are just bonus tracks folks!
No matter how well you might think you know Etta James, this set of songs will increase and enrich your knowledge of the lady’s work no end. It’s a tragedy that Etta is not likely to ever again be able to grace a recording studio, but fortunately her catalogue is full of delights like “Losers Weepers” that will keep her name alive for many years to come.
By Tony Rounce (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Etta James - Queen Of Soul
That Etta James stands as one of the greatest female singers of the post-World War 2 era is unarguable, yet she only ever enjoyed one UK hit record and did not trouble the US singles charts after 1978. This meant the accolades that followed her recent death dealt with something more than a string of hits or showbiz earning power. Instead, commentators talked of her in terms of her artistry, the majesty of her voice and the visceral emotions she conjured up no matter what she sang.
When I was asked to write the notes for this reissue of her “Queen Of Soul” album, I was more than thrilled. Here was an LP I had never owned and it came with 13 bonus tracks, many of which I’d not heard. Talk about work being a pleasure. I’ve always listened to a lot of Etta James, but concentrating on a favourite artist’s life story encourages intensive listening. I played the hell out of all the records I could get my hands on, yet I kept returning to her classic Chess sides where she found her many voices and how to employ them across material that ranged from big band standards to the greasiest soul.
I’ve never been able to track down all of Etta’s albums, so I was grateful for Ace’s recent “Who’s Blue?”, “Losers Weepers” and “Call My Name” releases. Across these magnificent discs one gets a sense of just how versatile a vocalist she was, and just how much fabulous material got left as B-sides or album tracks or even went unissued.
Chess must have had much to be confident about with “Queen Of Soul” – its very title implying that the company’s bestselling artist brooked no pretenders. Released in November 1964, its cover portrait suggests an emotional engagement that looks painful. Etta is in fine voice throughout and the album’s tracks – which stem from sessions recorded between late 1962 and late 1964 – represent extremely compelling soul music. Opening tune ‘Bobby Is His Name’ is gorgeous, while her take on Irma Thomas’ ‘I Wish Someone Would Care’ fits her perfectly. Yet “Queen Of Soul” failed to ignite upon release and appears largely forgotten today. Strange for an album that offers up such a potent claim to be the new ruler of the hippest black music form taking shape across the USA, and strange that one packed with so much good music has been overlooked for so long.
Her next album, 1967’s “Call My Name”, also passed unnoticed. By then an old friend of hers – whose career on Columbia had seen her underachieve while Etta reigned – had signed to Atlantic and cut a startling 45 in Muscle Shoals. From then on Aretha Franklin would be acknowledged as the Queen Of Soul and Etta would forever trail in her wake, but she would be back time and again to record great material and wow listeners. But, for now, we have her album “Queen Of Soul” from the time when she was, undoubtedly, the monarch.
By Garth Cartwright (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Etta James - Tough Woman - The Early Recordings 1955-1960 2CD
Etta James is no shrinking violet and this is the first CD release for this iconic artist that covers her earliest recordings with her classic Chess recordings.
Disc 1 features her '50s Los Angeles rock and blues repertoire, including the No. 1 hit 'Roll With Me Henry'. Disc 2 presents her earliest Chicago recordings for the Chess label, including her version of 'I Just Want To Make Love To You'. Also on disc 2 is her complete 'At Last' album which is considered one of early '60s most important R&B albums.
Etta James is every inch a no-holds-barred performer. Mix that in with her troubled past and the undoubted fact that she is a true R&B pioneer, she has certainly paid her dues! If you are not one of the initiated then prepare to be shocked!
|Jasmine Records 2011||CD||15.00 €
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