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|Rob Ryan Roadshow - Let's Get This Show On The Road
||Rhythm Bomb Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|Robb Shenton & The Western All-Stars - We're Gonna Rock
This CD is a celebration of American 1950's Rock'n'Roll. Robb who once a Joe Meek recording artist has teamed up with one of the hottest rockin' bands The Western All Stars and was produced by Alan Wilson. Some great American rockers on this one with the exception of Hey Sweet Sheila which was recorded in the style of Joe Meek.
|Fury Records 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Robban Hagnäs - Another Side Of Robban
Kokkolalaisen Wentus Blues Bandin basistin soololevy, jolla rootsmusiikin kirjo bluesista reggaeen ja kantriin.
|Bluelight Records 2012||CD||18.00 €
|Robert Cray Band - Nothin' But Love
Digipack packaging with bonustrack and extended booklet. Including exclusive liner notes and a story on the recording of "Nothin But Love". Limited first print run only.
|Mascot Music Production 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Robert Cray Band - Nothin' But Love
With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, over 12 million of records sold worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Rolling Stone Magazine in their April 2011 issue credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing” that “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues” with the release of his Strong Persuader album in 1986.
Since then, Cray has gone on to record fifteen Billboard charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker. Recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at the age of 57, he is the youngest living legend to receive the prestigious honor. And while he can look back over an astonishing three-decade career punctuated by his trademark sound and distinct playing style, Robert Cray is too busy moving forward on an amazing journey that has him releasing his sixteenth studio album and embarking on yet another world tour.
Nothin But Love will be both his first collaboration with the Provogue Records label and super-producer Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, The Black Crowes, Joe Bonamassa). This ten-song stand includes material from all four Robert Cray Band members; Cray (vocals / guitar), Jim Pugh (keyboards), Richard Cousins (bass) and Tony Braunagel (drums) that blends blues, rock, soul and jazz with a lyric-sheet that examines the triumphs, fallouts and follies of love.
“Kevin did an amazing job producing this album and I’m really happy with the outcome,” says Cray, “he captured the real essence of the Robert Cray Band, that live energy we deliver on the road that is usually so difficult to nail down in the studio. I think it’s one of the strongest records that we’ve done.”
And he’s right. In terms of production, long-time fans will be thrilled with a recording featuring what Shirley calls “the dirt under the fingernails.” Recorded live over a two-week burst at the Revolver Studios in LA, Nothin But Love features the soaring breakup blues of “Won’t Be Coming Home”, the jazz chops of “I’ll Always Remember You”, the soul-drenched ode to repossession that is “Great Big Old House” to the frantic ’50s-flavoured rocker “Side Dish.”
Cray still remembers the first love that led him here. “My dad was in the army, so we moved around quite a bit,” he explains. “I had a lot of time and the guitar became my friend. Also, when I first picked up a guitar, The Beatles were just out, and that’s why I got one. That’s why a lot of kids got guitars. The whole atmosphere of that time was, ‘Hey, I learnt this’. ‘Well, let me show you this…’ So that’s what sparked my interest, and it never really went away.” Cray cites Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy and B. B. King as formative guitar influences, alongside singers like Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, but just as pivotal for the aspiring bluesman was witnessing Albert Collins play a set at his high-school dance.
It was that Collins performance that led to the formation of the Robert Cray Band in 1974, a four piece touring band featuring Cray on lead vocals and guitar and longtime friend Richard Cousins on bass, whose thrillingly modern take on the blues was the talk of the circuit, even if the singer was a bit of an introvert on stage. “I just couldn’t speak to the audience,” says Robert with a smile, “so Richard would do all the introductions. These days I think I’m better at it.” In 1976 after two years of touring and in the first of many pinch-yourself moments the band was invited to be the house band for Albert Collins; a stellar musical apprenticeship and schoolboy fantasy that lasted over 18 months.
Opening their account with 1980’s Who’s Been Talkin’, the Robert Cray Band fired off three albums in quick succession, and although 1985’s False Accusations hijacked the charts and won an industry blues award, it was the following year’s Strong Persuader that achieved lift-off, hitting a US#13 chart position that was unprecedented for a blues record in the synthesizer age. “I guess Strong Persuader just captured a good spirit and energy,” Cray reflects. “People are still calling out for some of those songs at shows. It gave us a good springboard. I guess it was the songs, but it was also the era, because radio and MTV gave us a foothold, and we had videos out too.”
Cray had arrived in the big league. As singles like “Smoking Gun” scaled the singles charts across the planet and word spread of his incendiary live shows, his name began to be mentioned in the same breath as the blues heavyweights, and he was regularly to be found working alongside them. He spent the years that followed guesting on Eric Clapton’s Journeyman album, jamming live with Keith Richards, appearing in Tina Turner’s TV special Break Every Rule, posthumously inducting Howlin’ Wolf into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and supplying solos for the late John Lee Hooker. “We became good friends,” says Cray of this latter hero. “We were with the same agency, so we did a lot of shows together. I went to Japan with John Lee and watched as the Japanese fans mobbed him. It was fantastic. He was a real one-off.”
The oft-quoted line reads ‘bluesmen improve with age’, and Cray’s evolving output through the next two decades gives weight to the theory. “In the ’90s, we had the I Was Warned album (1992), and then Sweet Potato Pie (1997), which was a Memphis kind of thing that got into the soul bag,” he recalls. “I really liked those two records: there was some good songwriting.”
In 2000 he took home a Grammy for the album Take Your Shoes Off and went on to release two additional Grammy nominated albums Twenty (2005) featuring the poignant anti-Iraq war song of the same name, and This Time (2009) featuring the soul drenched favorite “I Can’t Fail.” The following year, the Robert Cray Band release the live album Cookin’ In Mobile (2010) and once again toured worldwide to sellout crowds.
“We have been very lucky,” says Cray, “with music becoming mostly digital in recent years and artists not selling the same number of physical records, we’re afforded the luxury of having a great loyal and amazing fan base around the world, allowing a band like ours to continue to work.”
It’s quite a humble and unassuming statement, given his illustrious career – but that’s always been Cray’s style. He doesn’t take anything for granted, doesn’t rest on his laurels. So on this sixteenth studio release, Robert Cray is once again laying down his cards, testing his talent, fusing that dazzling voice to some of the most powerful material in his three-decade back catalogue and offering his fans Nothin But Love.
Nothin’ But Love is not the kind of album you have a casual fling with. It’s the kind of album you fall for.
|Mascot Music Production 2012||LP||20.00 €
|Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding featuring the Jordanaires - It's Now Or Never
Gordonin tribute Elvikselle. Mukana the Jordanaires
|Rykodisc 2007||CD||19.00 €
|Robert Johnson - The Complete Collection 2LP
2LP = 29 tracks
|Not Now Music 2011||LP||25.00 €
|Rock Ola - Beautiful Rough – Best Of
Olan uusi kokoelma CD missä mukana myös muutama julkaisematon biisi. Onnea Rock-Ola 50v !!
Suomen rock-kuninkaita on valittu jo 50-luvun lopulta lähtien ja onpa joku saattanut
julistaa itsensä kuninkaaksi ilman valintaakin. Rock-Ola ei aatelista titteliä ole
tarvinnut, vaikka lukuisten ihailijoittensa mielestä kuuluukin kuninkaiden joukkoon.
Rock-Ola on antanut musiikkinsa puhua puolestaan ja jättänyt kilpailut niille jotka
eivät omin avuin pärjää.
Olli "Ola" Pihlajanmaa sai rokkikeuhkokuumeen monien ikäistensä tavoin 70-luvun
lopun teinivuosinaan. Tauti osoittautui vaaralliseksi ja pysyväksi, muttei sentään
tappavaksi. Jälkiseurauksena Olalle jäi legendaarisen levyautomaatin mukaan tullut
taiteilijanimi Rock-Ola ja mikä parasta, ääni joka nosti hänet rock'n'roll-laulajien
Kuten niin monen muunkin, myös Rock-Olan ensimmäinen idoli oli rock-kuninkaitten
kuningas Elvis Presley. Elviksen vaikutusta on hänen laulussaan mahdotonta olla
huomaamatta, vaikkakaan mihinkään imitointiin Ola on viisaasti osannut olla
sortumatta. Maailmassa on ollut vain yksi Elvis, mutta ei ole toista Rock-Olaakaan.
Näin on myös Olan toisen suuren vaikuttajan, jazzlaulajatar Billie Holidayn
kohdalla. Holidayn vaikutus tuo Olan tulkintoihin sellaista herkkyyttä, jota
harvemmin rock'n'rollin laulajilla kuullaan.
Soittajanuransa Ola aloitti rumpalina, mikä kuuluu edelleen hänen laulunsa
oivaltavassa rytmityksessä. Maanlaajuiseen maineeseen Ola sai kosketusta
suosikkiyhtye Johnny And The New Dodgersissa, mutta kun Suomen suosituimman
rockabilly-yhtyeen Teddy And The Tigersin johtaja Teddy Guitar pyysi häntä
rumpaliksi uuteen Lonestars-ryhmäänsä, alkoi Ola saada ansaitsemaansa huomiota myös
solistina. Tässä rockabillyn superbändiksi ylistetyssä kokoonpanossa olivat
tasavertaisina laulajina niin Teddy Guitar, Buck Jones kuin Rock-Olakin. Kuten niin
usein all-stars -tyyppiset kokoonpanot, jäi Lonestarskin lyhytikäiseksi. Sama ryhmä
jatkoi vielä toisen albumin verran uudella nimellä The Falcons, mutta sen tultua
tiensä päähän, Ola oli valmis lähtemään omille teilleen.
Rock-Olan sooloura oli saamassa kansainvälistä nostetta. Ruotsissa riitti keikkoja
eri säestysryhmien kanssa lähes joka viikonlopuksi, mutta vieläkin parempaa oli
luvassa. Vuonna -81 Ola äänitti englantilaisen, vankkaa suosiota rockabillypiireissä
nauttineen The Blue Catsin kanssa ensimmäisen oman albuminsa. Lopputulos oli
huippuluokkaa, mutta kohtalo painoi peukalonsa alaspäin. Levy-yhtiö Rebel ehti
kaatua ennen levyn ilmestymistä ja maailmanvalloitus jäi haaveeksi. Vasta vuonna '96
- viitisentoista vuotta levyn äänitysten jälkeen Jungle Records julkaisi kappaleet
CD:llä Slap That Bass.
Vaikka Rock-Ola tunnettiin mestarillisena laulajana ja uskolliset ihailijat pysyivät
yleisössä, jäi levytysten määrä yllättävän vähäiseksi. Vähäiselle määrälle toi toki
positiivista vastapainoa niiden korkea laatu. Seitsemäntuumaisia vinyylilevyjä
ilmestyi eri yhtiöiden kautta parin vuoden välein ja Ola jatkoi yhteistyötä mm.
Bippin' Pete Trion, Lost Soulsin ja Butterfingersin kanssa. Vuonna -90 Rock-Ola teki
uuden aluevaltauksen liittyessään instrumentaaliyhtyeenä tunnetun The Charadesin
laulusolistiksi. Perinteisestä rock'n'rollista siirryttiin reippaasti melodisempaan
rockiin, mikä jäi pysyvästi kuulumaan Olan tulkinnoissa jatkossakin.
Sooloura sai uutta puhtia lopulta vuonna -96, kun Bluelight Records julkaisi albumin
Yesterday Is Gone. Se toi esiin Rock-Olan entistäkin monipuolisempana tulkitsijana,
mutta valitettavasti levyllä soittanut kokoonpano jäi jälleen lyhytikäiseksi. Kun
Ola sai vihdoinkin kasaan uuden yhtyeensä Rock-Ola And The Freewheelers, nousi se
oitis suomalaisen rock'n'rollin kärkikaartiin. Bändin nimissä julkaistu Upskirt oli
uuden vuosituhannen alussa sekä kaupallinen että arvostelumenestys. Komeasti sujui
bänditoiminta jatkossakin, sillä vuonna 2004 julkaistu konserttitaltiointi Live On
The Rocks oli vahva näyttö ryhmän keikkakunnosta.
Vaikka Rock-Ola ei ole kaupallisessa mielessä saavuttanut ansaitsemaansa menestystä,
intohimoiset musiikin ystävät tiedostavat hänen arvonsa. Kun Ola esittää
rakastamaansa musiikkia, hän ei pelkästään laula. Hän antaa palan sisintään, osan
sielustaan ja sydämestään. Sitä kuulija ei voi olla vaistoamatta ja se nostaa
Rock-Olan illasta toiseen tulkitsijoiden kuningasluokkaan.
- Honey Aaltonen
|Bluelight Records 2012||CD||18.00 €
|Rock-Olga - Sveriges Rockdrottning
27 tracks + 24 page booklet (in swedish)
|Star Club Records 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Rockats - Rockin' Together
The Rockats rocked their way from early MTV favorites to genuine musical icons.They founded the modern Rockabilly scene and inspired every “Cat” band that came in their wake. The Rockats place in Rock N’ Roll history has long been stamped in cement. And now, they’re back, reunited to record the masterly twelve-song “Rockin’ Together”. Throughout their impressive career, the Rockats have “rocked together” with other greats: the Clash, Kiss, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Tina Turner, Thin Lizzy, and The Pretenders. They’ve also appeared numerous times on network television shows, including Midnight Special, American Bandstand, and Merv Griffin -- and even gave a feature musical
performance in the major motion picture, “Where the Boys are 84”. Add to
this an RCA hit single, “Make That Move”, and it’s clear why the Rockats have been immortalized in both photography and print by none other than Andy Warhol and Deborah Harry.
This April, the band’s Rock N’ Roll odyssey continues with the release of “Rockin’ Together”, featuring the soulful vocals of Dibbs Preston, the innovative upright bass playing of Smutty Smiff, the rebel rousing guitar work of Danny B. Harvey and Barry Ryan, and the solid backbeat of drummers Mike Osborne and Lewis King.
|Lanark Records 2013||CD||20.00 €
|Rockpile - Live At Montreux 1980
All tracks previously unreleased on CD.
|Eagle Rock Entertainment 2011||CD||18.00 €
|Rodgers & Hammerstein's - South Pacific
1958 movie soundtrack
|Hallmark Music 2010||CD||7.00 €
|Roky Erickson & The Aliens - Roky Erickson & The Aliens
The HORROR-STRUCK ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MADNESS OF ROKY ERICKSON. The 1980 album from former 13th Floor Elevators’ main man hailed in MOJO magazine as a buried treasure kicks of the label’s Buried Treasure series. Featuring the original ten tracks plus two additional Erickson originals from the period. An insight into the ‘scrambled brain’ of this rock genius’ bizarre and often brilliant solo career. Obsessed with sci fi and horror images, this gritty gem covers Satan, Lucifer, Alligators, Vampires, Demons and Zombies along the way. With extensive sleevenotes and an introduction by MOJO editor Phil Alexander.
|Cherry Red Records 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Roky Erickson with Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil
Chemikal Underground offers the inestimable Mr Roky Erickson a fond, Glaswegian embrace: thrilled to be working with a bona fide living legend, we're honoured to have The 13th Floor Elevators' frontman allow us to release his first album in 15 years. That the album 'True Love Cast Out All Evil' also features Okkervil River on production and backing duties just makes the whole enterprise all the sweeter...
Roky Erickson's life and career is the stuff of darkly fantastic fiction: while his early teenage success with The 13th Floor Elevators pioneered psychedelic garage rock and ensured him a place at the table with rock's most influential artists, the thirty years that followed were a grotesque cavalcade of bankruptcy, drug addiction, mental illness, electro-shock therapy, deteriorating health and social withdrawal. That Roky has endured these hardships is a thing of wonder; that he has managed to not only endure but triumph, re-marrying his wife of 35 years (who now shares their home in South Austin), forging a relationship with his previously estranged son (who was instrumental in Roky's recovery) and ultimately returning to the studio to make music again is nothing short of miraculous.
The roll call of bands influenced by Roky's music is simply too long to list here: from REM to Spacemen 3, The Jesus And Mary Chain to Julian Cope, ZZ Top to Primal Scream - all of them and more owe a debt to the scuzzed-up garage rock of Erickson and The 13th Floor Elevators. All the more exciting then, to have him return to the studio, this time with Will Sheff from Okkervil River producing and his band provide an impeccably sensitive backdrop for Roky's heart-rending vocals. The result, 'True Love Cast Out All Evil', is a profoundly moving and honest potrayal of a life, once blighted by addiction, incarceration and mental illness, but now rediscovered through the patient help and support of family and friends.
Not ones to be overly sycophantic with such things we at Chemikal have to come right out and say that the themes of loss and redemption on this album, Roky's vocal performances and the jaw-dropping back-story to its creation make 'True Love Cast Out All Evil' one of our most significant releases and we couldn't be more proud to be involved.
|Chemical Underground 2010||CD||18.00 €
|Rolling Stones - Doom And Gloom
Jeff Bhasker Mix
|Universal International Music 2012||10" LP||15.00 €
|Ronettes - Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes featuring Veronica
||Sundazed Music 2012||LP||20.00 €
|Ronnie And His Twanging Little Fellow - Ronnie And His Twanging Little Fellow
Ronnien räväkän instrurockin
keitos muodostuu, kun Sonicsien, Dick Dalen ja Link Wrayn sekaan paistetaan hieman
Huevos Rancherosta. Keitosta hämmennetään sulalla hulluudella ja soppa
viimeistellään garagemausteessa liekitetyllä puolikypsällä surfilla. Jo
toistakymmentä vuotta kasassa ollut yhtye ei pyytele anteeksi, vaan laittaa
vahvistimet päälle ja antaa palaa. Yhdessä päivässä idyllisessä miljöössä äänitetty
levy on läpileikkaus nelikon musiikilliseen sielunmaisemaan vuosien ajalta. Yhtyeen
muodostavat Antti Kukkola, Sami Huotilainen, Tema Lampinen ja Kalle Kotiranta.
|Longplay 2010||CD||17.00 €
|Ronnie Dawson - Rockin' Bones - The Legendary Masters
||Rumble Records 2011||LP||18.00 €
|Ronnie Dawson & High Noon with Lisa Pankratz - The Carnegie Hall Tour
1-CD Digipak (4-plated) with extensive booklet, 19 tracks. Playing time approx. 69 mns. -- Recorded live at the James Dean Rockabilly Weekender, Marion, Indiana on June 25, 1994, and recorded live in the Lasso Productions Studio, Columbus, Ohio on May 5, 1994. -- Ronnie Dawson with Rockabilly Trio, High Noon, and drummer, Lisa Pankratz, were recorded live and in the studio while on a road tour that followed their debut concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City on April 29, 1994. These recordings are previously unpublished and are being released for the first time anywhere. -- This is Ronnie Dawson at his absolute rockin' best! His stellar backing band includes, High Noon's Shaun Young, Sean Mencher and Kevin Smith along with Lisa Pankratz. These are the same great Texas musicians who appeared with Ronnie on national television for a live performance on 'The Conan O'Brien Show' in 1995. Includes new versions of classic Ronnie Dawson performed songs such as 'Yum Yum Yum', 'Monkey Beat City', 'Rockin' In The Grave Yard' and 'Rockin' Bones'. -- The live recording contains a sensational impromptu acoustic jam by Ronnie and the band as they keep the party going when the electricity goes out! -- Ronnie Dawson was an incomparable performer who mesmerized crowds with his unique brand of explosive Texabilly, Blues and Rock 'n' Roll music. Ronnie began his career as a teen sensation in late 1950s Dallas, Texas. Known as the 'Blonde Bomber', he had some success with early Rockabilly favorites like 'Action Packed' and 'Rockin' Bones'. Thanks to those early recordings, a renewed interest in Ronnie developed in England and Europe in the late 1980s. Thus began the most prolific years of his life. Ronnie Dawson was fresh, relevant and exciting, not an 'oldies' performer resting on his laurels. All throughout the 1990s and up to his untimely demise at age 64 in 2003, Ronnie continued to amaze with exciting new material and unforgettable performances. The recordings released here for the first time, capture what could surely be called the epitome of Ronnie Dawson during the most thriving and creative years of his life.
|Bear Family 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Ronnie Hawkins - Ronnie Hawkins
Featuring Duane Allman, King Biscuit Boy
|Wounded Bird Records 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Ronnie Hawkins - The Ballads Of Ronnie Hawkins
||Bear Family 2011||CD||19.00 €
|Ronnie Hawkins - The Dynamic Early Album Collection 2CD
Ronnie Hawkins, AKA Mr Dynamo, is a hugely respected American born, Canadian based rocker, and here we present his first four albums in one package for the first time ever!
Features his hits 'Forty Days' and 'Mary Lou'. Despite his lack of regular hits Hawkins is considered one the most important of all rock and roll performers.
His backing band The Hawks who feature on several of these tracks went on to work for Bob Dylan as The Band.
|Jasmine Records 2011||CD||12.00 €
|Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks - Forty Days
Known variously as “Rompin’ Ronnie”, “Mr Dynamo”, “The Hawk” or “The Camel-Walker”, Ronnie Hawkins is one of the truly legendary figures of Rockabilly and R’n’R. Although his crossover commercial successes have been relatively few and far between, his influence - notably on the Canadian Rock scene (he has lived in Canada for more than fifty years) - is immeasurable, the most renowned line-up of his ever-changing backing group, The Hawks, famously going on to world acclaim as The Band.
This compilation features Ronnie’s first two Roulette LPs, 'Ronnie Hawkins' (1958) and 'Mr Dynamo' (1960) in their entirety (NB: these are widely acknowledged as his finest recordings), plus a quartet of genuine collectors’ rarities in the shape of two contemporaneous non-album singles. Ronnie’s two early US Top 50 hits ‘Forty Days’ and ‘Mary Lou’ are included herein; both were far bigger hits in Canada, where they made the Top 10, as did ‘Southern Love’, whilst ‘The Ballad Of Caryl Chessman’ (perhaps the first example of a R’n’R singer tackling a controversial political and social issue) made the Canadian Top 50.
Like all 50s Rock’n’Rollers, Ronnie retains a massive fanbase and near-legendary status in the UK and Europe. For many years these two LPs were unavailable, and back in the vinyl era were the subject of some fairly heavy bootlegging. It is our very great privilege to be able to include them in this series.
|Snapper 2011||CD||10.00 €
|Ronnie Self - You're So Right For Me / Rocky Road Blues
50's recordings. 7" vinyl single
|Sleazy Records 2011||Single/EP||7.00 €
|Ronski Gang - The Elevens
Legendaarinen The Ronski Gang julkaisee odotetun uutuusalbumin "The Elevens" 19.10.
Esimakua tulevalta pitkäsoitolta julkaistiin kesän kynnyksellä "All night
long"-singlen muodossa. Nyt takaisin kehään palannut bändi on kaikessa
hiljaisuudessa äänittänyt kokonaisen albumillisen energisiä rock-biisejä.
Edeltävästä virallisesta studioalbumista on ehtinyt vierähtää jo lähes kolmekymmentä
vuotta, kun 2005 julkaistiin tuplakokoelma vanhoista hiteistä.
Uusi levy "The Elevens" sisältää nostalgiannälkäisille alkuperäisille faneille
takuuvarmasti mieluista materiaalia, perinteiseen Ronski Gang-tyyliin.
Bändin tuotanto ja soundimaailma on samalla päivitetty nykyaikaan, unohtamatta aitoa
ja tinkimätöntä biisimateriaalia. Aito rock elää ja voi hyvin edelleen tänäkin
päivänä sukupolvesta riippumatta. "Levyn äänityksissä on pyritty saamaan
samankaltaista meininkiä kuin keikoilla, jotta levy ei kuulostaisi tekemällä
tehdyltä", sanoo bändin keulahahmo Ronski. "Lähes kaikki albumin biisit on bändin
omaa tuotantoa. Näiden lisäksi levyllä on kaksi lainabiisiä, jotka on jo keikoilla
muovautuneet bändin käsittelyssä kuin ne olisivat omia biisejämme", kertoo rumpali
The Ronski Gang on suomirockin legendaarisimpia ja pitkäikäisimpiä yhtyeitä. Bändi
teki ensimmäiset keikkansa jo vuonna 1968. Kaksi vuotta myöhemmin tuli voitto Lahden
Suurlavalla järjestetyissä Suomen popbändikisoissa. Sen myötä keikkailu tiivistyi,
suosio kasvoi ja vuonna 1975 ilmestyi ensimmäinen albumi "Ronski & Exotic". Kolme
ensimmäistä levyä julkaistiin kyseisen bändin nimellä, kunnes lopulta nimeksi
vakiintui The Ronski Gang. 70-luvun lopulla ja 80-luvun ensimmäisinä vuosina
Ronskin ryhmä oli yksi Suomen suosituimmista live-kokoonpanoista, yleisöennätyksiä
rikottiin ympäri Suomea. Vuonna 1984 bändi jäi tauolle, mutta teki paluun
keikka-areenoille 90-luvulle tultaessa. 2000-luvun alusta lähtien bändi on
keikkaillut harvakseen tehden muutamia keikkoja vuosittain.
Nyt lukuisten fanien toive toteutuu ja odotus palkitaan, kun The Ronski Gang
aktivoituu todenteolla - 43 vuotta perustamisensa jälkeen!
Nykykokoonpanon peruskiven muodostavat kolme alkuperäisjäsentä, eli veljekset
laulaja Harry "Ronski" Sjöblom ja rumpali Hans "Hate" Sjöblom sekä basisti Kaj
"Misteri" Eklund. Tuplakitara -osastosta ovat jo vuodesta 2004 saakka vastanneet
Vesa Kääpä tai Mikko Rintanen ja Kiffe "Haten poika" Sjöblom. Alkuperäisen äijärockin kuninkaat ovat palanneet kovassa iskussa.
|HandPicked Music 2011||CD||18.00 €
|Roomates - Dawning
It was around the end of 1986, when the new wave rockabilly scene had passed its peak, that four friends and I, who had all been on the scene in one way or another since the late 70s, decided to start a doo wop group. It wasn’t until we were choosing which songs to attempt that we realised we all had a love of groups such as the Passions, Elegants, Mystics, Imaginations, Jay & the Americans and, last but not least, Dion & the Belmonts. After a few name and personnel changes we find ourselves 25 years and 11 CDs later.
“Dawning” includes many of the songs we used to rehearse a cappella down any subway we could find back in those early days, plus some especially written new ones. Some of the songs will be well-known to doo wop collectors. There are also some obscure titles and a couple not associated with vocal groups, including Andy Williams’ ‘Music To Watch Girls By’, my own personal choice. Some of our most complex harmonies to date can be heard on our version of the Beach Boys’ classic ‘In My Room’.
As on all Roomates CDs, we have recorded some Dion tracks, both with and without the Belmonts. Some of the numbers we found by accident on cassette tapes Nick used to make for us to take home after our early rehearsal sessions. Many songs we have recorded throughout our 25 years, including some of those here, were suggested to us by our fans around the world.
It seems a long time ago since those early days when we would get together for fun at Nick’s with never any intention of singing on stage, travelling to different countries, meeting fans of our music and even getting to know some of the original members of the groups who have inspired the Roomates sound, which culminated with us getting to sing with our long-time hero Dion DiMucci back in November 2007.
It’s been nearly five years since the last full Roomates CD. We think “Dawning” is probably our best to date and I’m sure our fans will also.
By Steve Webb (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2012||CD||18.00 €
|Roomful Of Blues - Hook, Line & Sinker
Phil Pemberton: Vocals
Chris Vachon: Guitar
Rich Lataille: Tenor and Alto Sax
Mark Earley: Tenor and Baritone Sax
Doug Woolverton: Trumpet
Travis Colby: Piano and Hammond B3
John Turner: Upright Bass
Ephraim Lowell: Drums
Produced and Mixed by Chris Vachon for Easy-Vee Productions.
Engineered by John Duva at Sonalysts Studios, Waterford, CT.
Mastered by Collin Jordan and Bruce Iglauer at The Boiler Room, Chicago, IL.
|Alligator Records 2011||CD||20.00 €
|Rory Storm And The Hurricanes - LIve At The Jive Hive March 1960
"Although the history of Merseybeat & the growth of the Beatles have been examined in forensic detail there are still discoveries to be made & sometimes something special comes along that is both unexpected and exciting. How come over 50 years on we now have a full set from Rory Storm & The Hurricanes in 1960? They are on great form and whats more the set has been professionally recorded".
"As someone who has followed every niche of Merseybeat I have never come across anything like this & I am delighted to be telling you about it. Although up to 125 Liverpool beat groups were performing at any one time over the city and it's suburbs precious few live recordings were made & this is the first time that a full set from a Merseyside group recorded before 1963 has been released.
|Rockstar Records 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Rosanne Cash - The List
||Manhattan Records 2009||CD||18.00 €
|Rose Maddox - Reckless Love & Bold Adventure
Excellent 1975 "comeback" album by the queen of feisty female hillbilly, country & bluegrass.
|Ace Records 2007||CD||18.00 €
|Rosie Flores - Working Girl's Guitar
||Bloodshot Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Rosie Flores - Working Girl's Guitar
Limited edition LP - includes code for free MP3 download of the album
|Bloodshot Records 2012||LP||18.00 €
|Rosie Flores & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts - Girl Of The Century
With over half a century of hard roots-rabbling between them, Rosie Flores—the Rockabilly Filly, and Jon Langford—head Mekon, Waco Brother and conductor of the Chicago-based collective the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, blast a sonic contrail stretching from Texas to Wales, from the dusty hill country to the dusky fetter cairns. These two long-celebrated musical forces, one with her cowboy boots firmly in the dance halls and the other with his work boots sloshing around puddles of beer in the pubs, come together for Girl of the Century, an album of spirited and soulful romps through the back roads of American music.
Recorded live-in-the-studio hot with the Cosmos tackling their task at the knees, Girl of the Century crackles with effusive energy. Anchored by the crack rhythm section
of Tom Ray (Neko Case, Devil in a Woodpile) on bass and Joe Camarillo (Waco Brothers, Dollar Store) on drums, the Cosmos find a groove and lock it in, be it the suave blues of “Chauffeur,” the Bob Wills smooth swing of “Little Bells” or the wild rockabilly of “This Little Girls Gone Rockin’.” Throughout, Pat Brennan’s stone-cold honky-tonk piano and John Rice’s count-in fiddle keep the boots firmly on the rail.
Rosie’s front and center vocals have never sounded better. From her saucy growls to kittenish sass to clarion Ronnie Spector smarts, there’s a versatility here she’s only hinted at on previous albums. Smooth, cheek to cheek balladry like “Last Song” and “Dark Enough,” a torch number so swampy it’s easy to imagine her draped over a mossy piano, sashay against a more playful and powerful side when she gets her pop rocks off Maggie May-ish blue-eyed soul style on the Langford penned “Halfway Home” or the Little Sisterera Elvis rocker “This Cat’s in the Doghouse” co-written by Patricia Vonne. For a little slice of heaven from the Conway and Loretta playbook, look no further than the old school duet with Langford “Whose Gonna Take Your Garbage Out?”
It’s all Texas twang and blustery, rolling rrrr’s.
Given that this is a Rosie Flores album, though, one expects guitar heroics. With Langford’s chunky punk roots, John Rice’s clean lines and Rosie’s off the charts vivacity and dexterity, Girl of the Century delivers with a handful of spades. There’s revved up runs straight outta Sun Records on “This Little Girls Gone Rockin’,” the exaggerated wah wah on” I Ain’t Got You,” and urgent straight up rock and roll in “You’re the One.” Check out the jolt she provides on the oft-covered Johnny Cash’s “Get Rhythm.”
This album is a gas, friends. We're ever so happy to bring these two super cool artists together.
|Bloodshot Records 2009||CD||17.00 €
|Round Up Boys - Scale Rock / Much Too Long
Fantastic, brand new, 45' by Berlins' very own ROUND UP BOYS!!
A great double A-Side Single with top notch rocker "Scale Rock" on A-Side!!!
This record will see the light of day at the Rockabilly Rave next week and is
available for dealers
straight afterwards, so we post all dealer orders on the 18th /19th of June....
Please note that this is the first 7" inch release of the Round Up Boys since ages
and like all Migraine Records
releases, this record is strictly limited to 500 copies only
|Migraine Records 2012||Single/EP||7.00 €
|Route 67 - Sinful Way
Travelling on imaginary ROUTE 67 were this Smolensk-based three-piece for inspirations to nail their debut album for Crazy Love Records. Their Sinful Way winds from the home base that is Rockabilly to their main goal known as Psychobilly back and forth, tho' not without stopping off at Punk Rock, Blues, C&W, Ska, Surf and even traditional Russian music to ginger up their output.
The disc includes eleven rockin' tracks plus a a hidden bonus song and sticks out with excellent production, good musicianship, catchy song-writing and a healthy variation of themes and sounds.
Highlights include The Same Dream , Sinful Way , She Has Let Me Down , She Hates To Be Blue , Greasy Pillow and a frantic interpretation of the Screaming Lord Sutch 's Jack The Ripper . Get your kicks on ROUTE 67!
|Crazy Love Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Routers - A-Ooga!!! Stamp & Shake
Limited edition of 1500.
Most UK football fans would be surprised to learn that one of the most instantly recognisable hand-clapping chants heard throughout England’s soccer grounds during the 60s was created by two brothers born on a small farm in rural Illinois, Lanny and Robert Duncan. Having settled in Los Angeles, Lanny was signed by A&R man Joe Saraceno, who was looking for likely pop stars in the early 60s teen idol mould. Lanny was not only a pop star in waiting but, when paired with songwriting partner Robert, also a source of catchy instrumentals, such as the Routers’ ‘Let’s Go’ – an irresistibly infectious tune delivered by the twangy guitar of Tommy Tedesco, the rasping sax of Plas Johnson and the big beat of drummer Earl Palmer. Layered on top of everything was the most maddeningly contagious sequence of handclaps that virtually begged you to clap along. And the world did.
Joe Saraceno and his right-hand man, writer and musician Michael Z Gordon, had already scored a couple of instrumental hits with their independent productions released on Liberty under the name of the Marketts. The duo had everything at their fingertips to create more of the same; top arrangers Ernie Freeman and Rene Hall and the cream of LA session guys were on call. They had so many good commercial ideas that they created a second vehicle for their productions under the name of the Routers. Saraceno took the master for ‘Let’s Go’ to Joe Smith at Warner Bros and watched as the disc rose to #19 towards the end of 1962, and then make it up to #32 early the following year in the UK. Saraceno preferred his easygoing relationship with Smith and so transferred the Marketts’ future releases to Warner Bros (the best of which can be heard on their Ace CD “Outer Space, Hot Rods & Superheroes” CDLUX 006).
As well as providing ideas, helping with arrangements and production and writing some of the material, Michael Z Gordon also took charge of promotion by leading several line-ups of touring musicians (including Scott Walker at one time) out on the road as both the Marketts and the Routers. In the CD booklet Michael recalls some of his experiences on the road. He also very kindly provided several photos of the touring bands he led, several of which have not been seen before.
“A-Ooga!!! Stamp & Shake With The Routers” collects together the band’s best recordings, including the hits ‘Let’s Go’ and ‘Sting Ray’, all of the rare non-LP 45s and highlights from their four albums. Best of all, there are four unreleased tracks which we are delighted to present here for the first time anywhere. We confidently declare it the best Routers CD ever.
By Dave Burke
|Ace Records 2012||CD||25.00 €
|Roy Kay Combo - I'm Hooked
||Lur LIner Records 2009||CD||9.90 €
|Roy Kay Combo - No More Blues / She Shakes
||Lur Liner Records 2011||Single/EP||6.00 €
|Roy Lee Johnson - When A Guitar Plays The Blues
The first, long overdue, collection of rare but sought-after singles by Roy Lee Johnson, the underground hero of guitar freaks and deep soul fans. Includes 'Mister Moonlight', known to millions by the Beatles but originally by Dr Feelgood and the Interns (vocal: Roy Lee Johnson) and the first version of 'When A Guitar Plays The Blues', since revived by Albert Collins and Roy Buchanan. Eleven previously unissued tracks including four by underrated soul man, Curtis Smith, Johnson's fellow singer-guitarist in the Interns. The most soulful of Sixties soul packaged with all Bear Family's meticulous attention to detail including a lavishly illustrated essay by über-fan and soul authority, Martin Goggin. -- Roy Lee Johnson first came to attention as the occasional vocalist with the Interns, a R&B band led by blues shouter Dr Feelgood, aka Piano Red. But there's a whole lot more to this songwriter, guitarist and singer of soul with a capital 'S'. Johnson's little heard treasures of Southern soul are finally served up on one CD. Everything he recorded for Okeh, Columbia, Josie and Philips is here; records you'd never own without spending months on e-bay and trunkloads of cash. -- There are gritty dance workouts, lilting soul ballads, ferocious instrumentals and devastating deep wrist-slashers from Muscle Shoals. Sixties soul reissues may be coin of the realm these days but few are quite as essential as this scorching collection of Roy Lee Johnson's best performances.
|Bear Family 2009||CD||20.00 €
|Roy Orbison - A True Love Goodbye 2CD
||Union Square Music 2012||CD||10.00 €
|Roy Orbison - Sings Lonely And Blue
||Waxtime Records 2013||LP||20.00 €
|Roy Thompson & The Mellow Kings - Back On Tracks
||Sleazy Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Roy Thompson & The Mellow Kings - Back On Tracks
||Sleazy Records 2012||LP||17.00 €
|Roy Young - The Best Of 50 Years 2CD
One of rock'n' roll's greatest entertainers celebrating his half century as a professional musician has put together this 2 CD set of tracks spanning that entire period of rock 'n' roll, blues and soul described by one critic as "a mixture between Little Richard, Ray Charles and Joe Cocker".
Roy auditioned back in 1959 for Jack Good and performed on the now legendary BBC TV Show "Oh Boy!" Other TV Shows followed and Roy found himself opening for The BEATLES in Hamburg and subsequently spent 4 years playing on the Reeperbahn. Brian Epstein asked Roy to return to London with The Beatles as he could arrange a recording contract for him-Roy declined as he was committed to his performances in Germany.
After returning to the UK Roy joined CLIFF BENNETT & The REBEL ROUSERS and performed on their hits. He released solo albums "The Roy Young Band" in 1971 and "Mr Funky" in 1972 and tracks from those albums are included on this 2CD set.
In 1977 DAVID BOWIE asked Roy to play keyboards on his album "Low" which they recorded in Paris.
After many years of living in the USA Roy returned to UK in 2000 and returned to live performances including Beatles Festival in Berlin and Star Club, Hamburg 40th anniversary.
A new solo album was released in 2002 "Still Young" with tracks written by DENNIS MORGAN one of the most successful songwriters in the world. (from Angel Air website)
|Angel Air Records 2009||CD||20.00 €
|Royals - Spring 76
repressing. gatefold sleeve. lyrics on the innersleeve
|Love Records 2011||LP||22.00 €
|Royaltones - Detroit Rock'n'Roll Began Here !
Some bands never get the recognition that they deserve. For one reason or another, usually bad deals, bad luck or bad management, they slip below the radar and no-one pauses long enough evaluate their true contribution to this wonderful passion of ours; rock’n’roll. The Royaltones are just such a band. They helped spearhead white rock’n’roll in Detroit, scored two marvellous instrumental hits and numbered master musicians George Katsakis, Dennis Coffey and Bob Babbitt within their ranks. Yet, somehow, they missed out on all the accolades and fame awarded to much lesser outfits.
In 1958 their leader, saxman George Katsakis, made his recording debut on Jack Scott’s double-sided smash ‘Leroy’ / ‘My True Love’ and featured on most of the excellent material that the singer cut for Carlton. His own band were already rockin’ their way through Detroit, and within a couple of months the Royaltones joined Scott in the US Top 20 with their catchy instrumental ‘Poor Boy’. It should have been a smooth ride from there but they went mostly unpaid and so were obliged to sue their management - who also happened to be caught up in the payola scandal - and then somehow got dragged into the resulting quagmire as the press enjoyed a field day. Their record company Jubilee, sensing trouble, quietly released them, leaving the band to start out all over again.
The Royaltones financed their own Detroit-made recordings and then set off to New York to score a deal with George Goldner’s Goldisc label. ‘Flamingo Express’, their second Goldisc release put them back in the US Top 100 with one of the best rock instrumentals of its time. More 45s followed but Goldner did not really get behind them: there was no LP issued and they missed the big tours and TV shows.
Somewhat dispirited they returned to Detroit where they were one of the city’s top draws, soon getting a deal with Embee Productions. Releases by the band on Twirl and Mala included ‘Our Faded Love’, a big regional hit in 1964, subsequently covered by Bobby Rydell with added lyrics by Wink Martindale. Embee owners Balk and Micahnik also saw the value of the group as a back-up band for their other acts, such as Don & Juan and Del Shannon. Uncredited, they appeared alongside Shannon on several of his major hits including ‘Little Town Flirt’, ‘Keep Searchin’’ and ‘Handy Man’.
After a succession of high quality 45s they finally called it a day in 1964 when, without prior agreement, Balk put out a single by the band under the solo name of group member Dave Sandy. The Royaltones felt that they had been hi-jacked and disbanded.
George Katsakis then followed a multi-pathed career, recording everything from Las Vegas style cabaret to avant-garde experimental music. Guitarist Dennis Coffey and bassist Bob Babbitt both became celebrated session musicians, appearing on many huge Motown classics, while Coffey also enjoyed several US Top 100 hits under his own name. The Royaltones continue to be revered by Detroit musicians who are aware of the pioneering role that the band played in the musical history of the city. This fine, all-embracing retrospective contains their complete recorded output including many rarities, formerly unissued tracks, and even the original acetate of ‘Poor Boy’. At last justice is done.
By Dave Burke (Pipeline Magazine)
This is the first release in Ace’s new higher priced ‘Deluxe’ series. Each title will be a limited edition of 1000 copies
(from ACE Records website)
|Ace Records 2009||CD||22.00 €
|Royce Porter - Texas Teenage Bop
Our teen Texas tornado was born slap-bang in the middle of the Lone Star state and got his break on Sweetwater's "Saturday Night Jamboree". Inspired to get hot in 1955, when Elvis appeared on the show, Royce has since waxed exciting singles for Spade, Look, Mercury and D, and also backs his pal, Ray Doggett, with his talented guitar picking.
|El Toro Records 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Rumblers - Rumblin' & Rare
This new Rumblers set makes the group’s entire output available on CD. (To complete your Rumblers collection, you’ll need our previous Rumblers comp “It’s a Gas”, plus a couple of free-floating oddities exclusive to two of our other compilations of Downey material.)
All but eight of the tracks here are hitherto unissued. Of the previously released material, ‘Boss Drums’, ‘Harlem Nocturne’, ‘Walking With The Boss’, ‘Boss Blues’ and ‘Lost Weekend’ are from the only album the group issued in its lifetime (the rest of which is available on “It’s A Gas”). The latter three titles have never been reissued before. ‘Sorry’, ‘Til Always’ and ‘Gospel Truth’ are from single releases. The first two are vocals and the last was the B-side of the 45 the group released under the moniker the Nylons.
Nine cuts are released here for the first time anywhere. Of these, ‘Poor Boy’, ‘Underwater’ and ‘Wockytok’ are from the group’s initial Downey sessions, and are contemporary with their big hit ‘Boss’. ‘Slingshot’, ‘Rumblin’ And Stumblin’’, ‘Wedgee’, ‘Charger’ and ‘Saxwax’ are from the second line-up of the band (which cut the great ‘Soulful Jerk’). Then there’s ‘Lots To Learn’, an unreleased vocal track lifted from the session the group did using the name Bel Canto’s, under the production eye of a young Barry White.
The booklet contains a host of rarely seen photos supplied by members of the group.
By Brian Nevill (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2012||CD||18.00 €
|Rusti Steel & The Star Tones - Gone With The Wind
Stunning new album by one of the best artists to ever emerge from the UK Rockabilly
scene. Rusti Steel not only performs to a very high standard, but he's one of the
best songwriters around and here we find another batch of wonderful songs. Ably
backed by the Star Tones, he's made a truly great album in Gone With The Wind.
This is a stunning 15 track CD by one of the UK Rockabilly scene's most respected
artists. Rusti Steel has released many CDs in the past, been nominated for a Grammy
and recently appeared on National radio in session on BBC Radio 2. By his own
admission, this is the best album he has ever made.
15 Authentic Rockabilly & Western Swing tracks, including only one cover version.
Released to coincide with Rusti's appearance at The Rockabilly Rave this summer
|Western Star Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|Ruth Brown - Taking Care Of The Business 2CD
Taking Care of Business - Singles As & Bs 1953-1960 + Bonus Hits From 1950-1952
Ruth Brown was one of the greatest and most influential American female blues singers of the 20th century.
This package features her A and B sides of every single released between 1953 and 1960 and includes: 'Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean', '5-10-15 Hours' and 'Lucky Lips', plus her biggest pre 1953 hits.
The 59 tracks across this 2CD set feature hard rock and roll, sublime blues ballads, jazzy slow grooves and are all the introduction you'll need to the legend that is Ruth Brown.
|Jasmine Records 2011||CD||15.00 €
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