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|Duke Robillard Band - Low Down & Tore Up
||Dixie Frog Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|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 €
|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 €
|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 - A Date With Elvis
originally released 1959. very nice re-issue with gatefold sleeve and 180 gram vinyl
|Sony Music Entertainment 2011||LP||23.00 €
|Elvis Presley - At The Movies - Original Album Classics 5CD
Mukana viiden leffan soundtrack CD:t
- Blue Hawaii
- Pot Luck
- Girls! Girls! Girls!
- Fun In Acapulco
- Viva Las Vegas
|Sony Music 2011||2-CD||23.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Elvis Is Back ! 2CD
50th anniversary legacy edition of Elvis Is Back & Something For Everybody. 2 Classic albums on 2CDs
|Sony Music 2011||2-CD||22.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Elvis Sings Guitar Man 2LP
||Follow That Dream 2011||LP||49.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Elvis The King
Elvis Presley's original songs remixed for the next century
|Smith & Co 2011||CD||4.90 €
|Elvis Presley - From Elvis In Memphis
'From Elvis in Memphis' is the thirty-fifth album by Elvis Presley originally released in 1969.
The recording of the album marked the definite return of Presley to non-soundtrack albums, after finishing his movie contract with Paramount pictures.
Motivated by his early influences in country, rhythm and blues, and the latest music trend in Memphis being gospel and soul, Presley chose to record these songs at the Memphis-based American Sound Studio.
• 180 grams audiophile vinyl
|Sony Music Entertainment 2011||LP||20.00 €
|Elvis Presley - G.I. Blues
||Hallmark Music 2011||CD||6.00 €
|Elvis Presley - G.I. Blues - The Cafe Europa Sessions 4CD
A special 4 CD set containing 4 hours of unreleased studio recordings, with alternate takes and Elvis studio banter, of all the songs including the original master recordings, cut for movie ?G.I. Blues?. These recordings are re-mastered in 24bit 192Khz Stereo. In addition, the set includes a 100 page book entertained with pages of unreleased photographs, memorabilia and, goes behind the scenes with full text and documentation and includes contributions from Ray Walker of the Jordanaires and Sid Tepper (who co- wrote the songs 'Shoppin Around' and the title song 'G.I.Blues').
|Memphis Recording Service 2011||CD-Box||50.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Golden Records - Original Album Classics 5CD
Golden Records / Gold Records Vol. 1-5
|Sony Music 2011||CD||23.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Promised Land 2CD
48 tracks from 1973. gatefold 7" size package with 12 page booklet.
|Follow That Dream 2011||2-CD||29.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Sings Songs From His Movies 2LP
||BCD BV 2011||LP||18.00 €
|Elvis Presley - That's The Way It Is
originally released 1970
|Sony Music Entertainment 2011||LP||20.00 €
|Elvis Presley - The Real Elvis
The Ultimate Elvis Presley Collection
|Sony Music 2011||CD||6.00 €
|Elvis Presley - The Real Elvis 3CD
3CDs = 90 tracks from 1950s, 60s and 1970s
|Sony Music 2011||2-CD||9.90 €
|Elvis Presley - Young Man With The Big Beat 5CD
THIS SUPER DELUXE EDITION CELEBRATES 1956 in style with this retro 12x12 format and
-2 CD's of original digitally remastered RCA master recordings
-1 CD of live performances including a complete unreleased concert from the
Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, Louisiana; Little Rock, Arkansas and the New
Frontier Venus Room, Las Vegas
-1 CD of insightful outtakes that offer a fly-on-the-wall experience of an Elvis
-1 CD of revealing and rare spoken word recordings including The Truth About Me plus
outtakes, the complete TV Guide Presents Elvis and Colonel Tom Parker interviews;
the complete Warwick Hotel interview; the extremely rare Elvis RCA Victrola
-incredible 80-Page color 12 x 12 book with 12-month day-by-day chronology, rare
photos and memorabilia; including original RCA and Elvis Presley Enterprises
artifacts and documents.
-also included is a unique memorabilia envelope containing original size replicas
of; RCA's first ever poster for Elvis Young Man With The Big Beat; Mosque Theater
Poster, Venus Room Flyer for The New Frontier Hotel Appearance 1956; Original RCA
Order Form for Heartbreak Hotel ; unique Colonel Parker letter and Cotton Bowl
-plus 5 8 x10 photos suitable for framing
|Sony Music 2011||CD-Box||90.00 €
|Emerson Lake & Palmer - Trilogy
||Music On Vinyl Records 2011||LP||20.00 €
|Epileptic Hillbilly's - Tales From the Underworld
||Crazy Love Records 2011||LP||15.00 €
|Ernie Vargas & The Steady Rollers - Roll Steady With EP
limited pressing of 500 copies. all numbered
|Migraine Records 2011||Single/EP||7.00 €
|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 - 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 €
|Etta James - Who's Blue ?
In the annals of R&B’s great unsung heroines, you won’t find Etta James. Nobody’s idea of an underdog, she recorded prolifically for over 50 years and can hardly be said to have toiled in obscurity. Etta grabbed the spotlight as a teenager with her first recording, ‘Roll With Me Henry’, and went from strength to strength from there, cruising into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame early and winning her most recent Grammy in the 21st century. Inarguably her most successful work, both commercially and artistically, was unleashed during her 15-year tenure with Chicago’s fabled Chess Records, where she rolled out a decade-long string of hits and a dozen LPs.
“Who’s Blue? Rare Chess Recordings of the 60s and 70s” eschews the many big hits that have been endlessly anthologised, instead cherry-picking an eclectic selection of B-sides and album cuts, 18 of which make their digital debut and one that’s never been released anywhere. Is there anything better than discovering new treasures sung by a superstar icon at the peak of her powers?
Recorded in a variety of locales (Chicago, Muscle Shoals, Nashville, Los Angeles, even New Jersey) the tracks herein showcase Etta’s artistry in a broad variety of styles. Her stock-in-trade blues shouting comes to the fore on a couple of Willie Dixon-penned barn-burners, ‘Nobody But You’ and ‘Fire’, while she indulges her passion for smooth jazzy crooning on ‘It Could Happen To You’ and ‘I Worry About You’. She tackles 70s-style rock on ‘Only A Fool’ and offers a few country standards, most notably a sublime reading of Mickey Newbury’s ‘Sweet Memories’ and a surprising take on Don Gibson’s ‘Look Who’s Blue’.
Of course, Etta James is primarily (and rightfully) revered as a towering figure in the pantheon of 60s soul, and there’s no shortage of that here, from the funky drive of ‘Take Out Some Insurance’ and the swaggering riposte of ‘(I Don’t Need Nobody To Tell Me) How To Treat My Man’ to the searing deep soul of ‘My Man Is Together’, the frisky scatting on ‘You Can Count On Me’ and the Berry Gordy-penned rocker ‘Seven Day Fool’. And speaking of songwriters, there’s a 1970 remake of ‘What Fools We Mortals Be’, a song Etta had recorded in 1956 from the pen of her mother, the notorious Dorothy Hawkins.
A vault find seeing light for the first time anywhere, ‘Can’t Shake It’ finds Etta romping through a girl-group-styled workout, and you can almost hear the smile on her face. Another highlight is ‘That Man Belongs Back Here With Me’, a missed opportunity for a hit single if ever there was one. As is ‘Do Right’. Actually, ‘Street Of Tears’, ‘You’re The Fool’ and ‘Let Me Know’ would sound right at home on any “Best of Etta” collection as well.
That’s the wonderful thing about “Who’s Blue?". It’s not Etta James’ “Greatest Hits”. It just sounds like it could be.
By Dennis Garvey (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Excellos - The Excellos Rhythm & Blues
This is possibly the hottest piece of vinyl around! Eight tracks taken from their debut CD on a shiny piece of 10“-vinyl. Based in London, The Excellos are one of the hottest (if not the hottest) Rhythm & Blues acts around. Think of sped up Slim Harpo tracks chased by straight John Lee Hooker boogie! Hot`n´Nasty! Limited to 500 copies only.
|Stag-O-Lee 2011||10" LP||13.00 €
|Fats Domino - Imperial Singles Vol. 4 1959-1961
The first three volumes of the Fats Domino Imperial Singles series (CDCHD 597, 649 and 689) saw New Orleans’ finest ascend from neophyte blues and boogie-woogie stylist to bona fide rock’n’roll star. With gold-plated hits of the calibre of ‘Ain’t That A Shame’, ‘Blueberry Hill’, ‘Blue Monday’ and ‘I’m Walkin’’ receding into history, it was assumed that Fats had peaked artistically. Wrong: One spin of this release will dispel that notion handsomely.
In the period 1959-1961, Domino had 13 US Top 30 pop hits. Leading the way were ‘I Want To Walk You Home’ (#8), ‘Be My Guest’ (#8) and ‘Walking To New Orleans’ (#6). Indicating Fats’ absurdly high standards, of the 26 tracks presented here only two failed to chart pop or R&B (‘I Just Cry’ and ‘Good Hearted Man’).
To put the era into perspective, rock’n’roll was taking an involuntary breather but R&B was brimming with self-confidence through the records of not only Fats Domino but also Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, the Drifters, Jackie Wilson and an upcoming James Brown. Even Chubby Checker’s twist craze was R&B under another name.
With longtime producer and songwriter partner Dave Bartholomew (see CDCHD 1303) still firmly in control of the sessions at Cosimo Matassa’s studio, Fats was subtly ringing the necessary changes: New Orleans parade rhythms were blended with South Louisiana swamp-pop songs from Bobby Charles and Jimmy Donley; bigger bands were drafted in, with young Wardell Quezergue writing arrangements; and occasional overdubs of orchestral accompaniment (surprisingly successful) and choruses (not so) were utilised.
The standout studio musicians included Domino’s trusty road-band members Lee Allen and Herb Hardesty (tenor saxophone); Walter “Papoose” Nelson and Roy Montrell (guitar); and Cornelius Coleman (drums). Bartholomew added fiery trumpet when required, while Fats’ imperious piano was ever present. In order to recapture the hit sound of the original Imperial 45s as heard over the radio, on jukeboxes and on home record players, this release is mono only.
What of Fats today? As an octogenarian, he has ageing problems and no longer performs. But his stock is higher than ever following his dramatic rescue during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He was honoured, with Dave Bartholomew, by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at its American Music Masters event in Cleveland last November. And Rick Coleman’s Domino biography, Blue Monday, has been published.
Fats’ Imperial recordings have now assumed classical proportions. I confidently predict that “The Imperial Singles Vol 4” will be seen as one of his best – and most enjoyable – compilations. There is still one more volume in this important series to come.
(John Broven’s first book, Walking to New Orleans – with its title, of course, based on Fats’ hit song – was inducted recently into the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis, Tennessee. The US edition, entitled Rhythm & Blues in New Orleans, is still in print.)
By John Broven (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Fever Tree - Live 1969
PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED LIVE RECORDING SHOWCASING THE FINAL STAGE APPEARANCE BY THIS LEGENDARY GARAGE COMBO’S ORIGINAL LINEUP!
The never-released 1969 live effort from Fever Tree! Gulf Coast punk phenoms the Bostwick Vines see Cream and Hendrix and bring their tough interpretation of that combination to Hollywood, California. With three unique studio albums to their name, Fever Tree splinters after this live gig in Texas, but not before laying down one final testament to their evermore worth as swooning psychedelic rockers.
Sharpening their chops on the Gulf Coast circuit, followed by a high-profile opening night gig at Hollywood’s legendary Kaleidoscope, Fever Tree developed a keen sense of musical drama and dynamics. This versatility is in sharp display on the concert’s rendition of their underground radio hit “San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native).” For the rest, Live 1969 focuses on groovers, a perfect set-up for the gliding fuzztones of lead guitarist Michael Knust, the sonic organ of Rob Landes, the thick rhythms provided by E.E. “Bud” Wolfe III on bass and John Tuttle on drumsand the dynamic, driving lead vocals of Dennis Keller.
“Don’t Come Crying to Me Girl,” a song originally found on the band’s second album, levitates the band beyond any earthly confines. Elsewhere, the set moves between a soaring cover of Donovan’s “Hey Gyp,” their own power pop “Grand Candy Young Sweet” and a whirlng psych take on Wilson Pickett’s “Ninety-Nine and One Half (Won’t Do).” Playing as if their lives depended on it, Live 1969 captures a band at the height of its powers, forever preserved on this final audio testament.
|Sundazed Music 2011||LP||20.00 €
|Fontane Sisters - Rock Love 2CD
Here we focus on the Sisters transition from the music of the 1940s to the Rock & Roll of the '50s.
The sisters scored million sellers such as: 'Hearts of Stone', 'Seventeen', 'The Banana Boat Song', 'Eddie My Love', 'I'm in Love Again', 'Rollin' Stone', 'Daddy-O' and 'Rock Love'.
This collection is a first. It not only includes all the hits but the B sides and many choice album tracks such as 'Oh What it Seemed to Be', 'Vaya Con Dios', 'How Soon', 'Softly and Tenderly' and 'Rock of Ages'.
|Jasmine Records 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Forest Lake Band - High Temperature
Vanhan koulukunnan Chicago-bluesia moderneilla tulkinnoilla, rehellisellä asenteella, mukana myös omia kappaleita. Hyvä kotimainen blues yhtye Oulusta!
|Forest Lake Band 2011||CD||18.00 €
|Frank Sinatra - Jolly Christmas
||Capitol Records 2011||CD||12.00 €
|Frankie Ford - Sea Cruise And Other Hits
This Frankie Ford collection brings together all of his late '50s and early '60s recordings in one package and includes the complete 'Sea Cruise' album; the title track of which is one of the most popular rock and roll anthems of all time!
Features the cream of New Orleans rock and roll session men including Dr. John.
With the combination of Frankie's great voice and gritty attitude and it's no wonder he was one of the pioneers of the early New Orleans R&B sound. Although his chart success is now a distant memory he is still recording and performing today.
Fully detailed liner notes cover his entire career make this another must have from Jasmine!
|Jasmine Records 2011||CD||12.00 €
|Frankie Laine - I Believe 2CD
||Primo Collection 2011||CD||10.00 €
|Gene Vincent - I'm Back And I'm Proud
|RPM Retrodisc 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Gene Vincent - Rip 40 years 1971-2011 T-Shirt Size S
light blue T-Shirt. Size S
|GVFC 2011||T-paidat||15.00 €
|Gene Vincent - Rip 40 years 1971-2011 T-Shirt Size XXL
Light Blue T-Shirt. Size XXL
|GVFC 2011||T-paidat||15.00 €
|Georg Malmsten - Kahden Venheessä
||Salix 2011||CD||15.00 €
|George Jackson - Don't Count Me Out - The Fame Recordings Vol. 1
As a songwriter, George Jackson is a Southern soul giant. He is revered by artists and soul fans alike for his prolific output of high quality soul songs and he was at the peak of his powers during his tenure at the FAME studios from 1968 to 1972. Rick Hall, who owned FAME, knew that if a top soul artist was coming into the studio and some songs were needed, then George was the man.
He was valued so much as a songwriter that his career as a singer was sadly neglected, and only two George Jackson 45s were issued during his long association with FAME. Luckily for us, Rick Hall held on to a truckload of the other recordings George cut at FAME which have remained in the vaults until Tony Rounce, Dean Rudland and Alec Palao plucked them from the shelves for this terrific release and several future volumes.
I love George Jackson’s singing. His voice has a fragile vulnerability and, combined with his honest, no histrionics delivery, you genuinely believe that George lived the ups and downs of love and life that he writes about in these beautifully crafted Southern soul songs. And I’m not alone in appreciating George’s voice, when I asked songstress Dorothy Moore, she smiled and said “I love me some George Jackson”. George also remembers with pride getting complimented by Wilson Pickett on one of Pickett’s trips to FAME. “Wilson said to me ‘It’s from your heart’, [then] he told Rick Hall and Jerry Wexler ‘Y’all should cut a record on this guy, he’s great’.”
Some of these tracks were used for pitching the songs to the artists and as ‘guide’ tapes in the studio once chosen. Southern soul fans will recognise ‘I Can’t Leave Your Love Alone’ and ‘The Feeling Is Right’ released by Clarence Carter, ‘Search Your Heart’ and ‘Back In Your Arms’ recorded by the Wicked Pickett and Candi Staton’s funky ‘Evidence’. If you’re as completely obsessed as I am, you can listen to original by George and follow it up with the released version by the some of the best Southern soul artists of the day.
A personal favourite from George’s two Fame singles is the churning ‘Find ‘em, Fool ‘em and Forget ‘em’, so it’s a treat to hear George on an earlier, bluesy incarnation of that song here called ‘3-F Blues’. But best of all is the side which Kent have quite rightly used as the lead track of the CD, George’s own rendition of stunning deep ‘Search Your Heart’. To use that old cliché, it’s worth the price of the CD alone. The surprise of the CD is the quality of the songs that were not snapped up at the time. The emotive deep ‘Let’s Stop Hurting Each Other’ and the catchy uptempo ‘Stuck On Her’ are just two “shelved” sides that would have proudly graced any top soul album of the day.
These tracks are all high quality studio recordings that could (and should) have been issued at the time. So you could say that this is the delayed release of George Jackson’s debut Fame album, and as such is one of the most important Southern soul CDs of the year.
By Martin Goggin (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|George Jones - Heartbreak Hotel - Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight
1-CD DigiPac (4-plated) with 48-spage booklet, 35 tracks. Playing time approx. 82 mns. - The greatest singer in country music history is renowned for ballads, but throughout his early career, he recorded rockin' songs... even a little rockabilly! This is the first anthology of Jones' rocking side! Includes extremely rare recordings, unreissued on CD or LP! Also includes the #1 country hits 'Why Baby Why' and 'White Lightnin''! - At 81, George Jones has enjoyed the status of world's greatest living country singer for more than half-century. Much of that reputation is rooted in raw, emotional ballads, such as 'He Stopped Loving Here Today', 'The Grand Tour', 'Walk Through This World With Me', 'She Thinks I Still Care', and 'Tender Years'. But that's only one part of the story. Jones was no less masterful on hotter material starting with his first hit, 'Why Baby Why'. This collection includes that first hit as well as rarities, obscurities, and shoulda-been-hits like 'No Money In This Deal', 'Too Much Water', 'Tall Tall Trees' (written by Roger Miller and later a #1 hit for Alan Jackson), 'Nothing Can Stop Me' and 'That's The Way I Feel', 'Revenooer Man' (written by Donny Young, aka Johnny Paycheck), 'Who Shot Sam', and 'Sparkling Brown Eyes'. And then there's Jones' only major pop hit (and #1 country hit) 'White Lightnin'' (written by the Big Bopper). - There's more! Starday Records coerced Jones into recording several rockabilly classics under the name of Thumper Jones: 'Rock It' and 'How Come It'. Short of cash, Jones also covered other artists' hits for Starday's budget-priced series of Dixie EPs. These included 'Heartbreak Hotel' and Johnny Horton's 'I'm A One-Woman Man' (a 1988 hit when George re-recorded it for Epic). The wilder side of Jones's life is well known; this collection assembles 35 of his most aggressive performances from Starday and Mercury...many of them featuring the classic east Texas honky tonk sound. Plus, there's a rare radio spot from his Starday years, notes by Rich Kienzle, and a detailed discography.
|Bear Family 2011||CD||17.00 €
|George Thorogood And The Destroyers - 2120 South Michigan Ave.
||Capitol Records 2011||CD||18.00 €
|George Thorogood And The Destroyers - 2120 South Michigan Ave. 2LP
2120 South Michigan Avenue, home of Chicago’s Chess Records, may be the most important address in the bloodline of the blues and rock ‘n’ roll. That address – immortalized in the Rolling Stones’ like-named instrumental, recorded at an epochal session at Chess in June 1964 and included on the band’s album 12 X 5 – serves as the title to George Thorogood’s electrifying Capitol/EMI salute to the Chess label and its immortal artists.
Thorogood has been essaying the Chess repertoire since his 1977 debut album, which included songs by Elmore James and Bo Diddley that originated on the label. He has cut 18 Chess covers over the years; three appeared on his last studio release, 2009’s The Dirty Dozen.
On 2120 South Michigan Avenue, he offers a full-length homage to the label that bred his style with interpretations of 10 Chess classics. The album also includes original tributes to the Windy City and Chess’ crucial songwriter-producer-bassist Willie Dixon, penned by Thorogood, producer Tom Hambridge, and Richard Fleming, plus a cranked-up version of the Stones’ titular instrumental.
Produced by Tom Hambridge, three time Grammy nominee, 2010 Grammy winner the album also include featured guests Buddy Guy and Charlie Musselwhite, also both 2010 Grammy winners!
….this is the album George Thorogood was born to make!
This 2 LP vinyl set also includes a bonus track “Sweet Little Rock And Roller”
|Capitol Records 2011||LP||28.00 €
|Gizzelle - Rhythm & Soul
||Wild Records 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Glen Campbell - Ghost On The Canvas
This is the legendary Glen Campbell’s final studio album. During his 50 years in show business, Campbell has sold 45 million records with hits like “Wichita Lineman,” “Gentle On My Mind,” “Rhinestone Cowboy,” and tons more. “Ghost On The Canvas” is his “farewell album,” a deep, meaningful look back at his career/life with contributions by the artists he continues to inspire. Simply put, Ghost On the Canvas is the album of Glen Campbell’s life.
“I still love making music. And I still love performing for my fans. I’d like to thank them for sticking with me through thick and thin...I’m at peace with the world. This is the happiest time of my life” - Glen Campbell
|Surfdog Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Glenn Reeves - Johnny On The Spot
44-page booklet, 25 tracks. Playing time approx. 59 minutes. - The first and only compilation of music by an important but little-reissued singer and songwriter! Includes the original demo recording of Heartbreak Hotel, one of the most important recordings in rock 'n' roll! All eight singles by Glenn Reeves issued on TNT, Republic, Atco and Decca in the 1950s are included! Also here are six unissued 1950s recordings and a very rare single from the 1960s on the Envy label! There are rare photographs and interviews with Reeves's friends and family! The comprehensive booklet by Martin Hawkins covers all of Glenn's various careers as a singer, songwriter, disc jockey, TV star, music promoter and more! -- This CD is the first comprehensive look at the career of Glenn Reeves, a man who was at the heart of the emerging rock 'n' roll styles of the '50s, from western bop to early rockers to rocking ballads. Reeves was an excellent singer although he was eclipsed by the success of others - he recorded 'Heartbreak Hotel' first - and he was a successful songwriter: 'Honey Bop', 'Rockin' Country Style', and 'I Won't Be Rockin' Tonite'. But he was even more successful as a TV star on a syndicated show out of Florida in the '60s and as a promoter of massive outdoor country music events in the '70s. His part in the story of rock 'n' roll has been little-known but it is no less important for that, and now it is told in full in words, pictures, and especially in his rocking music.
|Bear Family 2011||CD||18.00 €
|Go Getters - No Brakes
The Go Getters performing live at the 10th Rockabilly Rave (2006). Filmed originally by POW productions and re-edited by Bopflix, Jerry Chatabox presents Swedens 3 piece rock n roll act, The Go Getters, playing punked up, hopped up, rock n roll classics!
|Bopflix 2011||DVD||20.00 €
|Hank Nero - Hengitä Vaan
|Turenki Records 2011||CD||9.90 €
|Hank Williams & 3 Bar Ranch - Cattle Callin
||Hank 3 Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Hank Williams III - Ghost To A Ghost / Guttertown 2LP
||Hank 3 Records 2011||LP||22.00 €
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