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|Magnetix - Boo-Bop-A-Boo
One of the biggest talent emerging from the ever-expanding Russian scene has to be THE MAGNETIX. Hailing from Tula, south of Moscow the classic three-piece has been making a name for itself within a few months of existence. Formed by former Stressor guitar ace and lead singer Taras Savchenko , doghouse maniac Dimitry Bikov and skin banger Alexander Vtorov the threesome stunned the Psychobilly microcosm earlier this year 'With Their Amazing First Album' (literally !!!). As their initial offering has been well received since day one and did all well with the critics, it was decided to keep on spreading the word of distortion-free guitar playing, zombie-free song-writing and all-crazy stompin' sounds as soon as possible and to waste no further time to nail a follow-up release again on Germany's premier Crazy Love label....
From first guitar go, these Sputnik kats make sure that didn't intend to reinvent neither the wheel nor Psychobilly as a genre when they were booked into the studio in January 2011. These guys just created a full-blown Rockabilly frenzy that was most popular during the mid-eighties heyday of this type of music and leaves the listener with the shadow of a doubt whether this release is a long-lost gem from the good ole days or just an instant classic (the later one more likely!). Saying all that THE MAGNETIX are far more than copy-cat Batmobile or an 80's Psychobilly cover band and the second album teems with cool compositions, infectious enthusiasm and healthy variations of speeds and themes. Just to prove me right I'd like to mention that eleven out of thirteen tracks are originals. The album kicks off with the wild, soon-to-be band anthem It's Magnetic Me and the rockin' doesn't stop until final touches of their tribute-ish cover of the Rochee & The Sarnos rarity Woman Eater are given. Though fillers are indistinguishable, other highlights include the wild stomping Caveman Beat, the furious re-recording of Stressor holdover Asteroid Rock, the catchy Squarehead, future dance floor filling instrumental Out-Of-Space Theme and the wild boppin' Tastes Like a Martian. Strong buy for anyone who is into traditional Psychobilly sounds and wild Neo-Rockabilly craziness.
|Crazy Love Records 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Magnetix - With Their Amazing First Album !
Great Old School Psychobilly in a true 80's style from this russian trio with Taras (former guitar player of Stressor)!!!
|Crazy Love Records 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Magnetix - With Their Amazing First Album !
||Crazy Love Records 2011||LP||13.00 €
|Maibell & The Misfires - Ride Along !
gatefold sleeve, blue clear vinyl
|El Toro Records 2010||LP||17.00 €
|Maisteri T. & Lihan Tie - Turpa Kii Ja Tanssi !
suomenkielistä bluesia ! paljon omia biisejä
|Blues News 2011||CD||19.00 €
|Mal "Catman" Clint - Hey Mr D.J.
||Rollercoaster Records 2010||CD||9.00 €
|Malamondos - Diabolik Sonik
Diabolik Sonik is the switchblade-sharp culmination of almost a decade of sweat-drenched, speaker-mangling, tounge-in-cheek mischief from The Malamondos. Produced by Matt Verta-Ray (of Heavy Trash) and recorded by hillbilly surf-master Rick Miller (of Southern Culture On The Skids), The Malamondos' third album features guest performances by Colonel JD Wilkes of The Legendary Shack Shakers, Dexter Romweber from Dexter Romweber Duo, and Mick Collins from The Dirtbombs. Heavy players, heavy sounds: all brought to you by Eddie Angel’s Spinout Records. The Malamondos sit at the spot where bad thoughts and good times are one and the same - Dialbolik Sonik is a souvenir smuggled back from that spot.
File under: Psycho-a-go-go
|Spinout Records 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Malcolm Yelvington - Rockin' With My Baby
||Snappermusic 2010||CD||8.00 €
|Mamas & The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears
Upon its release in 1966, the Mamas and the Papas’ debut LP If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears introduced a fresh new sound that would permanently alter the face of contemporary popular music. Leader John Phillips’ visionary producing, arranging and songwriting abilities combined with the quartet’s breathtaking harmonies to make music that was both effortlessly accessible and creatively adventurous. The album quickly topped the Billboard album chart, bringing folk-rock into the pop mainstream and making Phillips, his then-wife Michelle Phillips, Denny Doherty and Cass Elliot into instant multimedia celebrities. In the years since its release, If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears has come to be regarded as one of the finest pop albums of the ’60s and one of the best debut releases ever, as evidenced by its ranking at Number 127 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears was the product of Lou Adler’s visionary production, Phillips’ savvy studio mastery and the foursome’s extended period of musical woodshedding in the Virgin Islands. The months of meticulous rehearsals paid off in the group’s ability to emerge as a fully-formed musical unit right out of the box, delivering such instant classics as “California Dreamin’,” “Monday, Monday” and “Go Where You Wanna Go” to the willing ears of record buyers and radio listeners.
At the time of If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears initial release, the presence of a toilet in the periphery of the album’s cover photo caused faint-hearted moral guardians to pressure the group’s record company to excise the offending fixture from subsequent pressings of the album. Sundazed’s new vinyl edition of If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears restores the rare, long-missing “toilet” cover, and features the album’s superior original mono mix. It’s also mastered from the original analog tapes, and pressed on high-definition vinyl—the better to maintain the same joyous sense of discovery that listeners felt when first hearing this timeless gem in 1966.
|Sundazed Music 2010||LP||19.00 €
|Man Or Astroman - Your Weight On the Moon
||Overground Records 2011||CD||13.00 €
|Manfred Mann - The Five Faces Of Manfred Mann
|Emi Music Japan 2012||CD||18.00 €
|Marc & The Wild Ones - The Rockin' Beat Of..
||Rhythm Bomb Records 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Marc Bristol - Bristol Rockin'
The first session for this CD was done after Rockabilly Rhythm & Blues came out, with Dave Conant on lead guitar for 3 of the tracks. We'd been called the Shack Shakers in honor of Sid King’s song and Leon Berman’s “Shake The Shack” radio show, but when Dave Conant passed away, and another band began touring nationally with a similar name, it was time to change. The guitar I played on several of these songs (6, 7, 9, 10) is a modified Silvertone (deArmond neck pickup), made in the Harmony factory in Chicago, and I call it my Harmatone. We decided that would work for the band name too. Thanks to Roy Kay for having me play the Elvis birthday Tribute show where Gaby took the cover photo, and to drummer Ricky McCann (who backed me at Hemsby, and you can see the Harmatone guitar in a couple videos from Hemsby linked at the Rockabilly Rhtyhm & Blues site below) for letting me photograph his tattoo for the back photo and CD label. Thanks especially to all the fine musicians who have helped make these recordings, and to Joe Anderson for hosting the recording session where we cut the most recent tracks.
Read much more about the songs in the 4 page booklet!
Marc Bristol 2011
|Marcel Bontempi - Big Fat Spider / Spiderman
Montesas-yhtyeen solistin solo-single. Rajoitettu 500 kpl:n painos.
|Migraine Records 2012||Single/EP||7.00 €
|Marilyn Monroe - The Essential Recordings 2CD
One of the most iconic superstars of the 20th century, Marilyn Monroe's career as an actress and her life story are legendary. A fact often overlooked is that she has a great voice to match her looks and was a sensitive interpreter of songs penned by some of America's greatest songwriters, the best of which are included here.
|Primo 2012||CD||10.00 €
|Marketts - Outer Space, Hot Rods & Superheroes
You cannot help but admire the skill of a magician to fool an audience with crafty misdirection. When it comes to 1960s instrumentals, producer Joe Saraceno was just such a magician. He manufactured well-crafted records made by middle-aged jazz musicians and presented them to a young audience as though they were from the latest group of teenagers. The anonymity of the pop scene at the time lent a cloak behind which all manner of tricks could be worked. Unknown bands could appear in the charts and the title of the track and name of the band might be all you would ever know. This was the foggy background in which Saraceno routinely operated.
When Saraceno moved to Los Angeles in 1957 it didn’t take him long to establish a friendship with influential pianist, producer and arranger Ernie Freeman. With Freeman’s help, he scored a hit as half of the duo Tony & Joe. In 1960 Freeman broke into the US Top 100 with an instrumental hit under the pseudonym of Sir Chauncey. Saraceno realised that with an instrumental record you didn’t need to have a star artist – an appealing image tacked onto a well-produced record would suffice.
The ace in Saraceno’s pack of tricks was aspiring songwriter and guitarist Michael Z Gordon. While doing the rounds in Hollywood, he visited Saraceno’s office trying to raise interest in his songs. Saraceno recognised his talent and placed some of his songs at Candix Records where he was working as an A&R man.
The Marketts were born in 1961 when Saraceno and Gordon visited a club where the kids were doing a new dance called the Surfer’s Stomp. Gordon was charged with coming up with a tune they could name after the dance. Saraceno organised a session using top musicians such as Plas Johnson, Earl Palmer and Rene Hall and the resulting track was released on the Liberty label, on which it rose to #31 in the US charts.
The problem of how to promote the disc was solved when Saraceno persuaded Gordon to take a band out on the road under the name of the Marketts. To maximise profits, while Gordon’s band were playing further afield, Saraceno got another local band to also go out as the Marketts.
In 1963 Saraceno took the Marketts to Warner Brothers, where they scored their biggest hit with ‘Out Of Limits’, which rose to #3. By now the musicians Saraceno was using to make the band’s records were the cream of the Hollywood sessioneers such as Tommy Tedesco, Hal Blaine, Carol Kaye, Leon Russell, Glen Campbell, Steve Douglas, Plas Johnson, Bill Pitman and Ray Pohlman. The group scored further hits with ‘Vanishing Point’ in 1964 and ‘Batman’ in 1966.
“Outer Space, Hot Rods & Superheroes” collects together the very best of the tracks the Marketts recorded for Warner Brothers, including their smash hits ‘Out Of Limits’ and ‘Batman’. Many of the band’s later 45s make their CD debut here. We even have a previously unissued title in ‘Makaha’, an unissued gem from the ‘Out Of Limits’ session. The whole thing harks back to a time when magic came as part of the deal.
(Dave Burke is co-editor of rock instrumental magazine Pipeline: www.pipelinemag.co.uk)
By Dave Burke (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2011||CD||25.00 €
|Marko Haavisto - Luojalle Rengiksi
Luojalle rengiksi on Marko Haaviston ensimmäinen sooloalbumi, joka julkaistiin 15.2. 2013.
Badding Rockers ja Poutahaukat yhtyeiden solistina tunnettu Marko Haaviston soololevy on hyvä sekoitus kantria ja kotimaista iskelmää. Haavistomaiseen tyyliin.
|Johnanna Kustannus 2013||CD||18.00 €
|Markus Allan - Rio De La Plata
Levytyksiä vuosilta 1974-2012
|Artie Music 2012||CD||22.00 €
|Mars Attacks - Recaptured !
||Part Records 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Marti Brom - Macumba Love / Goof Ball
Marti Bromin uusi single - mukana BARRENCE WHITFIELD
|Goofin Records 2013||Single/EP||8.00 €
|Martti Huuhaa Innanen - Vasemman Puntin Salaisuus 2CD
Martti “Huuhaa” Innanen esitti vuonna 1993 Radiomafiassa Josper Knutaksen toimittamassa Komisario Kottelin -sarjassa kaksitoistaosaisen jatkokertomuksen Vasemman puntin salaisuus. Kertomus sai osakseen suuren suosion ja aina sen esittämisestä lähtien Innanen-fanit ovat epätoivoisesti yrittäneet saada ohjelmasta uusintaesityksiä, äänityskopioita Yleisradiosta sekä vaihdelleet keskenään kasettikopioita sarjan niistä pätkistä, jotka ovat onnistuneet talteen saamaan.
Nyt seuraa erinomaisen tärkeää tietoa Innas-faneille. Pitkä odotus on palkittu ja Rocket Records julkaisee yhteistyössä Yleisradion kanssa kuunnelmasarjan tupla-cd:nä. Alkuperäismateriaalin täydennykseksi kokoelmalle on äänitetty Josper Knutaksen uudet välispiikkaukset. Kuten asiaan tietenkin kuuluu, levyltä löytyy myös radiosarjan tunnusmusiikkina kuultu The Stripper sekä loppumusiikkina kuultu Innasen esittämä Miesten tango.
Julkaisun kansilehdykästä löytyy toimittaja Josper Knutaksen kirjoittamat saatesanat. Kokoelman on koostanut ja tuottanut Jarmo Jylhä, joka on tehnyt hedelmällistä yhteistyötä Innasen kanssa jo kolmenkymmenen vuoden ajan.
|Rocket Records 2010||CD||20.00 €
|Marty Cooper - I Wrote A Song
It’s likely that many of those reading this will know Marty Cooper from songs he wrote in the 1960s: the Marathons’ ‘Peanut Butter’, Stevie Wonder’s ‘Hey Harmonica Man’ and Jack Nitzsche’s symphonic epic ‘The Lonely Surfer’, to name just three. They might also be familiar with ‘A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock’n’Roll’ or Donna Fargo’s country #1 ‘You Can’t Be A Beacon (If Your Light Don’t Shine)’, the records Marty made with Lee Hazlewood as a member of the folksy Shacklefords or the singles he produced on R&B vocalist Bobby Day. This first-time reissue of his 1970s albums provides a welcome opportunity to catch up with his subsequent career as a soft rock country-style singer-songwriter.
Marty’s first album, “A Minute Of Your Time”, was released on Andy Williams’ Barnaby label in 1972. “Ken Mansfield had done an album with Rick Cunha, my friend from the group Hearts & Flowers,” recalls Marty in the booklet. “Ken had just gotten his job at Barnaby. I showed him what I was doing and he gave me my opportunity to be a recording artist. He let me pick the songs and we produced the album together.” Musicians on the record include jazz guitarist Larry Carlton, steel-player Richard Bennett, drummer Johnny Guerin from Joni Mitchell’s band, John McKuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, fiddle-player Bobby Bruce and pianist Larry Muhoberac, who also provided the arrangements, with Kim Carnes and Brooks Hunnicut on background vocals.
1979’s “If You Were A Singer” was issued on EMI Germany and in other countries around the world, but not in theUSA, due to what Marty refers to as “misplaced political correctness”. The album was produced by Marty with help from Michael Lloyd, Al Capps and Larry Muhoberac and includes notable contributions from background vocalists Rhodes-Chalmers-Rhodes and Maxi Anderson.
“My main influence as a songwriter was border radio, the Mexican stations that came into the United States and played country music,” concludes Marty. “I spent many, many long hours alone in my room listening to those songs. I was fascinated that they could make you laugh, and the next one could make you cry. I was the only kid in school who listened to country music or certainly knew who Bob Wills was. I eagerly awaited every new release on every label. That’s where my impetus came from. I was impacted by those songs, like some people might be impacted by opera or a sentimental movie. They influenced me to try to play guitar and write songs. My first efforts were extraordinarily derivative, but I found my way. I couldn’t stop writing and I’m still writing.”
By Mick Patrick (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2012||CD||18.00 €
|Marty Robbins - El Paso - The Marty Robbins Story 2CD
The late Marty Robbins was one of the most successful and influential country singers of the '50s, '60s and '70s and was the first mainstream C&W artist to effectively cross over to the Teen and R&R market.
This unique compilation features twenty five C&W hits and fifteen Pop hits, including the million selling, 'Singing the Blues', 'A White Sports Coat', 'Don't Worry' and 'El Paso' which was the first Country song to win a Grammy.
Also included are many collectors' rarities, B sides and album tracks, notably his R&R sides which are hard to find elsewhere on CD.
|Jasmine Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Marty Robbins - Marty Rocks
||Bear Family 2012||CD||18.00 €
|Marty Wilde - The Full Marty 3CD
This is the best Marty Wilde compilation ever issued
|Mercury Records 2010||CD-Box||18.00 €
|Marv Johnson - I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose
Our collector-oriented series of officially authorised Motown releases continues with this first-time-on-CD reissue of Marv Johnson’s “I’ll Pick A Rose For My Rose” album, as first released on the British Tamla-Motown label in 1969. The first CD there has ever been of this great artist’s Motown recordings, the collection features a further 15 tracks, including five previously unissued rarities from the vaults.
Marv Johnson was there at the birth of Berry Gordy’s fabled Detroit empire with his Tamla single, ‘Come To Me’, in 1959, which Gordy placed with the established United Artists label for national release, using the proceeds of the deal to finance recording sessions. Marv remained at UA until 1964, when he returned to the Motown fold.
Over the next few years he released three tremendous singles on the Gordy imprint – ‘Why Do You Want To Let Me Go’, 'I'll Pick A Rose For My Rose' and the ultra-stompy ‘I Miss You Baby (How I Miss You)’ – but found it hard to re-establish himself, at least in the USA.
It was a different story here in the Motown-hungry UK, where ‘I’ll Pick A Rose For My Rose’ reached the Top 10 early in 1969. To satisfy demand, US Motown dug into what they had in the can on Marv and sent over enough tracks to create a similarly titled LP for the British market. The album was never issued in the USA. The first 11 tracks on this CD represent that long-player in its entirety, mastered from the original stereo tapes used by EMI to manufacture the album in 1969.
The next nine tracks are presented in recording date order. They include the four numbers that have surfaced on multi-artist CD collections in recent years, plus a clutch of exclusive previously unissued masters. Some of these have been circulating on underground bootlegs for a while, but here they are superbly mastered from brand new digital transfers of the precious original tapes. In other words, our CD collects together Marv Johnson's complete Motown recordings from 1964 to 1971.
Motown took particular care when it came to their single mixes, and for the many aficionados out there who prefer them, the final six tracks comprise the original punchy mono mixes of Marv's three Gordy 45s.
Like our recent “The Satintones Sing!” and “Dance With The Contours” CDs (and our Monitors collection, out next month), “I’ll Pick A Rose For My Rose” is compiled and annotated by renowned Mojo award-winning Motown historian Keith Hughes.
By Mick Patrick (ACE RECORDS)
|Ace Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Marv Johnson - Marvelous Marv Johnson
Detroit gifted singer, songwriter and pianist Marv Johnson was a seminal figure in the early history of Motown Records.
Responsible for more than a handful of hits between 1959 and 1960, he enjoyed no less than nine records in the top 100 as well as two songs on the top ten chart, after being chosen by the record producer Berry Gordy as the first artist to be released on his fledging record label TAMLA, in which Marv kept recording and working on sales and promotion until the late 70s.
Often overlooked compared to the other great R&B stars of those years, Johnson's rich legacy includes dozens of brilliant soulful songs, like the immortal chart-smasher "You Got What It Takes" and the classic "Come To Me".
|Rumble Records 2012||LP||18.00 €
|Marvelettes - Playboy
By the time Playboy was released in July 1962, it was the third Marvelettes album in just eight months, althoughboth of the predecessors had struggled for acceptance.Playboy is a much more consistent album than Please Mr Postman, despite lacking that number one smash,and unlike Smash Hits of 62 features an abundance of material written with the group in mind, such as Playboy,Beechwood 4-5789 and Someday Someway.Whilst the achievements of The Marvelettes would eventually be surpassed by The Supremes, this album showsthey were worthy of their lofty mantle in 1962 - Motowns first breakthrough act.
|Hallmark Music 2013||CD||6.00 €
|Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman
||Hallmark Music 2012||CD||6.90 €
|Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
||Music On Vinyl 2011||LP||18.00 €
|Marvin Welch & Farrar - Marvin, Welch & Farrar / Second Opinion
2 LPs from 1971 on one CD. Bonustracks from 1972-1975. total 30 tracks.
|BGO 2006||CD||18.00 €
|Matchbox - Flying Colours
||7T's Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Max Forsstrom Band - Way Down Low / Don't Let Me Down
||Max Forström 2011||CD||4.00 €
|Meeting Of Imporant People - Meeting Of Imporant People
Legendary label Get Hip is proud to introduce you to Meeting of Important People.
A young three-piece garage-pop band from Pittsburgh that is being called one of America’s best-kept young secrets, with a ferocious live show. Their first LP out now !
|Get Hip Recordings 2011||LP||17.00 €
|Memphis Minnie - The Essential Recordings 2CD
2CD = 40 tracks
|Primo 2010||CD||10.00 €
|Memphis Slim - Legend Of The Blues Volumes 1 And 2
2 LPs from 1969 on 1 CD
ohn “Peter” Chatman, aka Memphis Slim, was possibly one of the greatest blues pianists of all time and a prolific recorder for a vast number of labels
First time on CD for these tracks recorded in the 1960s
Digitally remastered and slipcased
|BGO Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|Memphis Slim - Rockin' The House- The Best Of The R&B Years 2CD
The Best Of The R&B Years – Dazzling R&B piano pioneer Memphis Slim is the subject of the latest release in Fantastic Voyage’s highly-popular Definitive Collection series of blues sets.
Compiled and annotated by blues authority Neil Slaven, the two discs of Rockin’ The House straddle Slim’s post-war years up until he became one of the foremost figures in the early ’60s folk-blues revival, spotlighting his top-notch R&B band. The 50 tracks take in recordings he made for labels such as Hy-Tone, Miracle, Premium, Mercury, Peacock, United, Vee-Jay, United Artists and Strand, and include all seven of his R&B hits Born John L. Chatman in Memphis in 1915, Slim cut his musical teeth playing anywhere from levee camps to Arkansas roadhouses then Beale Street bars, mentored by Roosevelt Sykes. He arrived in Chicago in 1937, initially bootlegging whiskey, said to have been a pimp, playing piano to pay for his gambling until cutting several singles and hooking up with Big Bill Broonzy in 1940. After World War Two, Slim started leading his R&B band, which, at times, boasted the great bassist-songwriter Willie Dixon and future Blues Brother Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy.
The compilation starts in 1946 with ‘Mistake In Life’, Slim’s first release on the local Hy-Tone label, followed by further tracks for the label including the rollicking ‘Slim’s Boogie’ and trademark melancholic blues template ‘Cheatin’ Around’. He first encountered Willie Dixon recording for the Miracle label, the pair sparking their relationship on the blistering ‘Rockin’ The House’ and sublime ‘Lend Me Your Love’. From here the highlights come thick and fast: hits for Miracle, including chart-topping ‘Messin’ Around’, ‘Blue And Lonesome‘, ‘Help Me Some’, ‘Angel Child’, sonorous Premium release ‘Mother Earth’, ‘The Come Back’ (predating the stop-start groove of ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’), the autobiographical boogie of ‘Harlem Bound’, sax-enhanced outings such as ‘Train Is Comin’’, ‘Worried Life Blues’ (as covered by Keith Richards), lascivious Nick Cave fave ‘Grinder Man Blues’, the steaming vamp of ‘Steppin’ Out’ (later Eric Clapton’s showstopping showcase with John Mayall) and aching ‘Nobody Loves Me’ (the original title by which he first recorded the classic ‘Every Day I Have The Blues’, as made famous by B.B. King). The early 1950s tracks with Murphy’s riveting guitar to the fore are also represented, through to later sessions for Vee-Jay and three tracks from the 1959 Carnegie Hall concert with Muddy Waters which marked the start of the blues’ burgeoning acceptance by white audiences. From levee camps and roadhouses to Beale Street and white clubs, Slim was working his way up and was early in the charge as blues ambassador to Europe, recording several albums there before returning to Chicago to cut an exemplary batch of songs including ‘Lonesome (Blue Blues)’, ‘Four Walls’, ’Big Bertha’ and ’I’ll Keep Singing The Blues’. Based in Paris from 1962 until his death in 1988, he left a voluminous and captivating recorded legacy, of which one of its most fertile and seminal stretches is featured on this stellar set.
|Fantastic Voyage 2012||CD||13.00 €
|Merle Haggard - Kern River / Chill Factor
Two of his finest 1980s albums on 1 CD.
|American Beat Records 2009||CD||15.00 €
|Merle Haggard - That's The Way Love Goes / It's All In The Game
two LPs from 1983 and 1984 on the same CD. 20 tracks
|T-Bird Americana Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Merle Haggard - The Complete '60s Capitol Singles
Merle Haggard is a household name, one of the best-known country music singers of all time. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the awards, honors, and accolades in his long career are too numerous to list. Haggard is simply one of the greatest country music stars in the history of the genre.
From “Swinging Doors” in 1965 until the end of the decade, Haggard had an incredible string of hit records. “The Fugitive” (b/w “Someone Told My Story”) was his first #1 single, and was a composition by Liz Anderson, Lynn Anderson’s mother. “I Threw Away The Rose” b/w “Loneliness Is Eating Me Alive” went to #2 on the charts in late 1966. “Branded Man” went to #1, and was backed by a remake of an earlier Tally number (co-written by Joe “Red” Simpson), “You Don’t Have Very Far To Go.” “Sing Me Back Home” b/w “Good Times” was another #1 smash, in the fall of 1967. “The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde” b/w “I Started Loving You Again” was yet another chart topper.
As told in an interview with the collection’s liner notes author, Haggard wrote “Workin’ Man Blues” because he “needed my own ‘Folsom Prison Blues,’ I needed a song that would express my way of life—I wanted it to be a blues song, and I wanted it to be in the key of A.” Astute musicians will note that the song was originally recorded in the key of A flat, but regardless, “Workin’ Man Blues” became a blue-collar anthem, and is still one of his most popular songs. When the song was released in June 1969, backed with “Silver Wings,” it again topped the chart at #1.
This collection closes with Merle Haggard’s final single of the 1960s: “Okie From Muskogee.” The song drew strong reactions as Haggard and The Strangers were testing it out on audiences before recording it, and according to pedal steel guitarist Norm Hamlet (Strangers 1967-present), “The first time we played it, the audience just went crazy. We knew it was going to be huge.” The single was indeed another #1 smash, but it was also something else entirely. It was the song that would change Merle Haggard’s career.
|Omnivore Recordings 2013||CD||19.00 €
|Meteors - Doing The Lords Work
THE METEORS started thirty years ago as a reaction against the soft rockabilly that was popular at that time, and they have now evolved to become the acknowledged "Kings of Psychobilly".
Their audience has continually expanded, and includes not just psychobillies, but everybody from rockabillies and punks, to bikers, and most alternatives. They are the original creators of Psychobilly Music, and although they have spawned hundreds of imitations, THE METEORS are proud to be the only pure Psychobilly band ever. Their songs are inspired by their personal experiences and interests; Horror, Perversion, and Death in general. They list their hobbies as motorbikes, rock’n’roll, and burying the living; amongst their heroes are Michael Myers, Charles Manson and Mark Chapman the man who shot John Lennon.
They have now made no less than 40 official albums, and countless singles, not to mention dozens of compilations and re-issues. Many were made in their own recording studio, "In Heaven" a fully working pro studio used by 100’s of bands including some very famous household names and lead-man PAUL FENECH has also released six successful solo albums. (They have also featured in many films and numerous TV shows) Worldwide sales have increased steadily over the years, and they have toured almost continuously to support these releases.
Their live show is wild and addictive, (they have done it over thousands of times in fact this year passing their four thousand five hundredth) and has been seen in just about every country in the world, including Japan, several tours of America, and every major city in Europe and Scandinavia even spending a sell out week in Israel, Everybody is welcome at THE METEORS show, and the band make a point that THE METEORS Live is a political or religious free zone. People should come to enjoy the music, and to wreck if they are brave enough! It's wild and sweaty, but nobody gets seriously hurt.
They are supported by a flourishing fan base, with thousands of supporters worldwide, who are kept in touch by the website www.kingsofpsychobilly.com which is updated daily with tours, band news and new merchandise, and there are several internet web sites devoted to them. And they receive daily e-mail from fans from the 4 corners of the earth. Although there have been line-up changes over the years, (PAUL FENECH being the only original member) the search for the perfect combination is now over. THE METEORS are a known name, experienced, professional working band, with an established audience. Their most recent release is "Hell Train Rollin’" from 2009.
Whatever you do, don’t forget
Only THE METEORS Are Pure Psychobilly
|People Like You 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Meteors - Hymns For The Hellbound
||People Like You 2007||CD||12.00 €
|Mick Farren - Gene Vincent - Race With The Devil
Gene Vincent oli rock’n’rollin alkuperäinen paha poika. Hänen musiikkiaan sensuroitiin ja sitä kiellettiin soittamasta. Hänen esiintymisensä päättyivät kaaokseen, hän hajotti hotellihuoneita, kun Keith Moon oli vielä koulupoika, ja hänen yksityiselämänsä oli viinan, pillereiden, aseiden ja naisten täyttämä taistelutanner. Vincentin prätkäonnettomuuden rampauttama, mustaan nahkaan verhoutunut hahmo määritti yhden rockmusiikin visuaalisen arkkityypin. Ilman 36-vuotiaana kuollutta Vincentiä meillä tuskin olisi ollut sen enempää Vince Tayloria, Jim Morrisonia, Sid Viciousia kuin Marilyn Mansoniakaan.
Vincent kiersi 1960-luvulla ajan runsaasti Euroopassa. Hänen musiikkinsa ja kärsivän kapinallinen persoonansa tekivät erityisen suuren vaikutuksen brittiläiseen teddy boy -kulttuuriin, josta ”Be-Bop-A-Lulan” ja ”Bluejean Bopin” sanoma levisi 70-luvun lopulla kiinteäksi osaksi myös suomalaista rock’n’roll-alakulttuuria.
Kirjan on suomentanut Tarja Lipponen.
Alkuperäistekstin lisäksi kirjassa on Mikko Aaltosen kirjoittama luku Gene Vincentin suomen keikoista ja hänen vaikutuksestaan suomalaiseen R&R alakulttuuriin.
Lisäksi kirjassa on vielä Pete Hoppulan kokoama Gene Vincentin discographia. Git It ! Get It !!!
|Johnny Kniga 2011||Kirjat||20.00 €
|Midnight Shots - 4 Shots Of R&B
good spanish 60s influenced R&B
|Discos Jaguar 2010||Single/EP||6.00 €
|Mighty Four - Bangin' The Boogie
great finnish jump blues group. 8 tracks.
|Mighty Records 2011||CD||10.00 €
|Mike Bell & The Belltones - Payback
NEW CD OUT SOON - RELEASE DATE JUNE 1st. 13 original tracks out from 14.. recorded live in the studio (Lightning Recorders Vintage Studio in Berlin).
MIKE BELL & THE BELLTONES - BARE BONE ROCKABILLY
Mike Bell & The Belltones come from Helsinki, Finland and they play 50´s-style rockabilly & rock´n´roll. The band was officially formed in late 2008 and they have since gathered a great following with their live shows all over European festivals: Finland, Sweden, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, England, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland and Russia.
The first Mike Bell & The Belltones album “Scream & Holler” was released by Goofin´ Records in 2010 and it was recorded live in a vintage studio in Berlin. The record got fantastic reviews and good radio play. A Song from the album “Lord, I´m in trouble again” was selected on a Finnish documentary.
In 2011 they toured and made an EP “Baby, Make a Move” with an American 50´s rockabilly legend Huelyn Duvall. Their songs also appeared on international compilations and Goofin´ Records released a self-titled EP from the band. The second album “Payback” will be released in June 2012. They will also continue to tour the top rockin´ clubs and festivals across Europe.
Mike Bell: Vocals & Rhythm guitar
Timo Kalijärvi: Solo guitar
Iikku Riepponen: Double bass
Japi Saario: Drum kit
PAYBACK RECORD RELEASE TOUR:
1.6 High School Hop -Festival; Västerås, Sweden
2.6 Real Gone Wild Party; Kaisaniemi, Helsinki, Finland
6.6 Screamin´ Festival; Barcelona, Spain
29.6 Hultsfreed Hayride -Festival, Sweden
30.6 Café de Luxe; Växjö, Sweden
14.7 Ruuhijärvi Rockabilly Festival, Ruuhijärvi, Finland
|Goofin Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Mike Bell & The Belltones - Payback LP + CD
New Mike Bell album also on vinyl !! It includes same tracks on CD format too (CD packed to clear plastic CD-bag). Limited pressing of 500 copies only. Numbered !
|Goofin Records 2012||LP||25.00 €
|Mike Bell & The Belltones - Scream & Holler
NOW AVAILABLE !! THE FIRST CD FROM THIS POPULAR TRAD ROCKABILLY GROUP FROM FINLAND.
MIKE BELL & THE BELLTONES – SCREAM & HOLLER
Mike Bell & The Belltones play wild and melodic rockabilly. The band includes members from top rockin´ finnish bands such as The Beetle Crushers, The Roadracers and The Wagtails and was formed late 2008. Since
then they have played at all the main rockin´ festivals in Finland and have gathered a great following with their live shows all around.
Goofin´ Records released their EP
“Moonlight Rock” in 2009 and their song “Let´s Rock Tonight” was included in the history of the Finnish rockabilly box-set “Slap that Bass!”, which also hit the official album charts! Later this year they will appear on a Bear Family records 35th anniversary compilation with a brand new song.
Goofin´ Records is now releasing the first Mike Bell & The Belltones´ album “Scream & Holler” which was recorded live at the Lightning Recorders in Berlin with a vintage equipment. And even more international gigs will follow as they will also be touring and playing at festivals in Spain, Sweden, Holland and Germany later this year.
Mike Bell & The Belltones:
Miikka Siira: Vocals & Rhythm guitar
Timo Kalijärvi: Solo guitar
Iikku Riepponen: Double bass
Japi Saario: Drum kit
|Goofin Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|Mike Bell And The Belltones - Mike Bell And The Belltones EP
total four tracks (3 unreleased / not available anywhere else).
great trad rockabilly
|Goofin Records 2011||Single/EP||6.00 €
|Mike Bonanza An' The Trailer Park Cowboys - Speed Racer
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