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|"Blind" Rage And Violence - The End Of Rock And Roll
DEKE DICKERSON !
If you like Link Wray, you'll love this album. "Blind" Rage and his band Violence (Chain Link, bass, Hot Link, drums) carry on Link's legacy with an album of songs done the way Link would have done them if he lived, including "The Stutter," "UFO on Farm Road 318," "Bacon Lube" and many more. The most dangerous band in the world!
|Switchblade Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Aimo Saxelin - Juhlalevy - Levytyksiä 1963-1974
AIMO SAXELIN - JUHLALEVY
Aimo Saxelin on syntynyt 26.1.1940 Kymissä. Laulajan uralta on heti mainittava iskelmälaulun Suomen mestaruus vuodelta 1961. Hän oli myös 17 vuotta solistina Mauno Sillanmäen yhtyeessä.
Juhlalevyn julkaisu tulee pienellä viiveellä Aimon 70 – vuotis syntymäpäivään nähden. Alkuperäisten äänitteiden hankinta osoittautui perin työlääksi. En halunnut kuitenkaan luopua projektista! Alkujaan oli tiedossa, että vuoden 1974 levytysten masternauhat eivät ole enää tallessa! Etsintä kohdistui 1960 – luvun levytyksiin. Näiden etsintää viivästytti Warnerin tiloissa ollut tulipalo. Aikanaan tuli tieto, että masternauhat myös 1960 – luvulta ovat kadonneet. Tällöin kävi selväksi, että äänitesiirrot on tehtävä alkuperäisiltä vinyylilevyiltä.
Aimo Saxelinin levyt ovat erittäin harvinaisia ja yleensä hyvin huonokuntoisia. Tiesin, että Turun seudulla asuvalla radiotoimittaja Erkki Rantasella on kaikki Aimon levyt ja vielä hyväkuntoisina. Vihdoin vuoden 2010 lopulla Erkki tuli Tampereelle ja äänisiirrot tehtiin Samu Oittisen toimesta suoraan äänipöytään uudella Fantom Studion levysoittimella. Tästä sain projektin viimein käyntiin.
Istun Aimo Saxelinin olohuoneessa Vantaan Kaivokselassa ja kysyn heti harvinaisemmasta sukunimestä? Hän toteaa, että ruotsalaisperäinen nimi kirjoitettiin aluksi Sax`lin ja myöhemmin nimi alettiin kirjoittamaan Saxelin. Perhe muutti Kymistä Savoon Hirvensalmelle Aimon ollessa yhden vanha ns. sotaa pakoon. Isä Päiviö Saxelin oli maalari ja maalasi mm. Hirvensalmen kirkon sisäosat. Hän oli myös harmonikan soittaja. Äiti Eila lauloi kuoroissa. Vuonna 1951 perhe muutti Mikkeliin Visulahteen. Nyt muutettiin äidin karjakon työn perässä. Koulun loputtua Aimo meni työhön mikkeliläiseen leipomoon. Sanoi aloittaneensa tsupparina 1953 ja ollen leipomon puolella 1955 – 1961.
Aimon vanhempi veli Hannu Saxelin ( 1938 – 2004 ) meni muuton jälkeen 1951 Mikkelin JR7 – soittokuntaan. Tuossa varuskunnan soittokunnassa tuli perusoppia viisi vuotta. Hannun soittimet olivat klarinetti, saksofoni ja huilu. Aimo harrasti nyrkkeilyä nuorten sarjoissa Mikkelin Nyrkkeilijöissä. Hänen lenkkikaverinaan oli hanuristi Ossi Vasara. Elettiin vuotta 1957 ja Ossi kysyi kotonaan Aimolta - oletko sinä musikaalinen, kun veljesikin soittaa? Aimoi lauloi muutaman kappaleen malliksi ja viisi päivää oli aikaa harjoitella ennen ekaa keikkaa, nimittäin Ossi Vasaran yhtyeeltä puuttui solisti seuraavan lauantain keikalta. Aimo Saxelinin ensimmäinen laulukeikka oli Mieskonmäen Maamiesseuran talon syystanssien avajaisissa. Keikka jäi ainoaksi Ossin kanssa, sillä hän lähti Helsinkiin Lasse Kuuselan yhtyeeseen.
Aimo Saxelinin laulajan ura lähtikin nyt alkuun, sillä hän pääsi solistiksi Ossin veljen Oiva Vasaran yhtyeeseen. Toisena solistina oli Irma Purosalmi. Tässä yhtyeessä kului vuodet 1957 – 1961. Ennen joulua 1961 tuli muutto Järvenpäähän. Aimo Saxelinin ura laulajana jatkui useiden yhtyeiden solistina. Hän totesi, että lähti kun pyydettiin. Nimi tuli hiljalleen tutuksi Etelä – Suomen orkesteripiireissä ja Aimo hoiteli hommat hyvin, sekä keikat lisääntyivät.
Aimo Saxelin osallistui uran alkupuolella viiteen laulukilpailuun. Saldo on komea, sillä kaikista tuli voitto! Vuonna 1958 Juvalla oli Erkki Ertama yhtyeineen laulusolistina Lasse Liemola. Tanssi – illan aikana oli myös laulukilpailu. Jaetulle ensimmäiselle sijalle tulivat Aimo Saxelin ja Pauli Purosalmi. Yleisöäänestyksen voitti Aimo Saxelin. Toinen laulukilpailu oli 1959 Mikkelin Työväentalossa. Illan orkesterina oli Veikko Ahvenainen laulusolistinaan Seppo Pirhonen. Täällä myös Aimo Saxelin oli kilpailun voittaja. Hän totesi, että lasten sarjan voitti Heikki Kinnunen. Aimo muisteli, että nykyinen tunnettu näyttelijä oli jo tuolloin vapautunut esiintyjä.
Vuoden 1961 keväällä käytiin iskelmälaulun SM – kilpailujen osakarsinta Mikkelin Urheilutalossa. Säestävä bändi oli nyt Eino Grön orkestereineen. Kilpailun voittaja pääsi Helsinkiin loppukilpailuun. Voittaja oli Aimo Saxelin! Loppukilpailu pidettiin 2.10.1961 Helsingin Kulttuuritalossa. Miesten kotimaisen sarjan voitti Aimo Saxelin! Katselen Aimon olohuoneessa hopealautasta, joka oli palkintona ja on nyt kirjahyllyssä. SM – kilpailuissa oli aamulla karsinnat, jossa Asser Fagerström säesti pianolla. Eri sarjoissa karsijoita oli yli sata. Aimo lauloi kappaleet ” O`sole mio ja Angelique .” Paikka finaaliin tuli, joka alkoi illalla. Eero Väreen orkesteri säesti ja Aimo Saxelin lauloi kappaleen ” Angelique,” jolla tuo voitto tuli. Yhtenä tuomarina oli Olavi Virta. Aimo sai vielä voiton Turusta vuonna 1962. Hän muistaa pakollisen kappaleen ” Kenian yössä.” Kilpailu pidettiin Turun uudessa Konserttitalossa. Tämän kilpailun voitto toi levytyksen!
LEVYTYKSIÄ JA ERI ORKESTEREITA
Ensilevytys oli yhdessä Reine Rimònin kanssa. Kappale ” Ilta Linnanmäellä ” tuotettiin Polydor – merkille vuonna 1963. Reine Rimòn ( 1942 ) oli jo nimeä saanut jazzlaulajatar. Hän lauloi 1950 – luvun lopulla ravintoloissa nimellä Nina Rives. Ravintoloihin nuoren iän vuoksi hän vaihtoi taiteilijanimen. Opiskelun jälkeen hän oli solistina omalla nimellään eri orkestereissa mm. Erik Lindströmillä. Vuoden 1960 aikana hän perusti yhyeen, jolla oli nimenä Nina`s Combo. Hän meni Aerolle lentoemännäksi 1960 – luvun puolessavälissä ja laulut loppuivat. Uudelleen jazzlaulajattaren ura alkoi 1980 – luvun alussa. Hän laulaa perinteistä New Orleans – tyylistä jazzia. Asuu Kaliforniassa ja käy Suomessa esiintymässä festivaaleilla. Säestävänä bändinä on ollut Hot Papas. Aimo Saxelin sanoi minulle, että ei ole tavannut Reineä heidän levytyksen jälkeen.
Bequine ” Paula ” levytettiin vuonna 1964 ja tällä kappaleella komeaääninen Aimo Saxelin tuli jo kaikkien kuuluviin radioiden kautta. ” Paulassa ” on komea alttosaksofoni- saundi. Radiotoimittaja Erkki Rantanen toi esiin Aimon levytyksistä kappaleen ” Rakkauden syksy.” Hän sanoi olleensa koulun jälkeen työssä Naantalin Sokeritehtaalla ja kuuli tuon kappaleen taustamusiikkina radion rinnakkaisohjelmasta. Elettiin vuoden 1965 syksyä ja Erkkihän hankki tuon levyn välittömästi. Tuolta ajalta asti Erkin suosikkisolisteja ovat olleet mm. Mikko Järvinen, Reijo Viita ja Aimo Saxelin. Myöhemmin myös Eero Savolainen.
Fonovox – yhtiö tuotti 1974 kokoomalevyn, jolle Aimo lauloi neljä tangoa. Sovittajana toimi 23 – vuotias Jarmo Jylhä. Hän oli hankkinut sovittamiseen oppia Tommy Nordströmiltä. Orkesteri soi komeasti Aimo Saxelinin taustalla, joten nuori sovittaja on onnistunut erinomaisesti! La Paloma on nostettava esiin. Tässä tango – habanerassa iso orkesteri soi erityisen mallikkaasti Aimo Saxelinin loistavan laulun säestyksessä. Jälleen saksofonisaundi tuo piristävän soinnin. Levytys onkin Suomessa La Palomasta yksi parhaista! Kappaleenhan sävelsi Sebastian de Yradier ( 1809 – 1865 ). Hän palasi Kuubasta 1861 ja tämän jälkeen noin 1863 syntyi tämä maailmankuulu sävellys.
Aimo lauloi vapaana solistina koko 1960 – luvun. Pidempi 10 kk kiinnitys oli 1963 Onni Gideonin orkesteriin. Kokoonpano oli seuraava; Onni Gideon basso ja havaijinkitara, Hannu Saxelin klarinetti, saksofoni ja huilu, Juhani Aalto pasuuna, Björn Björklöf trumpetti, Markku Marttina piano ja urut, sekä englantilainen Norman Nikhols rummut. Tästä isosta kokoonpanosta tuli hyvää oppia Aimolle, näin hän totesi. Seuraavien muusikoiden yhtyeissä hän oli mukana eri aikoja; Seppo Ohtama, Matti Väkeväinen, Yrjö Latva, Leo Tallgren, Aarne Jokela, Teuvo Ihanus, Jorma Weneskoski ja Matti Lavi.
MAUNO SILLANMÄEN YHTYE JA AIMO SAXELIN
Vuodesta 1970 alkaen Aimo Saxelin oli solistina tunnetussa Mauno Sillanmäen yhtyeessä. Solistivuosia kertyi peräti 17 aina vuoteen 1987 asti. Yhtyeen kokoonpano oli seuraava; Mauno Sillanmäki harmonikka. Uolevi Haapanen viulu, trumpetti ja pasuuna, Vesa Issakainen basso ja Jouni Varis rummut. Basisti Vesa Issakainen oli kuunnellut Aimo Saxelinia Oulunkylän Pikkukoskella ja oli sanonut Mauno Sillanmäelle, että Saxelin olisi hyvä solisti heidän bändiinsä. Aimo Saxelin totesi, että Mauno soitti hänelle ja nopeasti pääsivät sopimukseen vakituisesta laulusolistin paikasta. Mauno Sillanmäki perusti yhtyeen nimiinsä 1960 – luvun puolessavälissä. Aikaisemmin olivat lyhytaikaisia solisteja mm. Ossi Lehtinen ja Kalevi Raninen.
Loistavaääninen Aimo Saxelin oli jo nimekäs solisti ja Mauno Sillanmäen yhtye nousikin nopeasti huipulle! Yhtye pääsi esiintymään kaikkiin Suomen johtaviin tanssipaikkoihin. Varsinkin pääkaupunkiseutu laajennettuna Uudellamaalla oli yhtyeen ominta aluetta. Maakunnissa myös kierrettiin. Huippuvuotena oli 127 keikkaa ja kahtena vuotena 120. Kaikilla oli myös lisäksi päivätyö. Mauno Sillanmäki ( 1932 – 1995 ) oli kotoisin Pirkanmaan Pohjaslahdelta ja sai soitto – opin Työväenyhdistyksen Torvisoittokunnassa. Antti Koivula ( 1932 ) Ylöjärveltä muistelee Maunon soittaneen es – kornettia. Samasta kunnasta ja soittokunnasta oli myös Uolevi Haapanen ( 1929 ). Vesa Issakainen ( 1941 ) on kotoisin Tuupovaarasta, sekä Jouni Varis Joensuusta. Variksen tilalle tuli rumpuihin 1970 – luvun puolessavälissä Harri Väreluoto ( 1941 ). Hän on lähtöisin Malmilta. Mauno Sillanmäki muutti Helsinkiin 1956 ja meni Aerolle työhön. Alkuaikana hän oli hanuristina ainakin Uolevi Haapasen kvintetissä ja Veikko Vuorisen yhtyeessä ennen omaa kokoonpanoa. Vaimon työn myötä hän muutti Karkkilaan. 1980 – luvulla Manulle tuli sydämen läppäongelmaa ja joutui operaatioon. Keikkoja oli vähennettävä ja lopulta yhtye oli lopetettava sellaisenaan 1987. Muutos oli suuri, koska hän oli soittanut koko ikänsä! Hänet tunnettiin hyvänä neuvottelijana ja sai soittokeikkoja hyvin. Itsekin tunsin tuon hyvin positiivisen soittajan. Hän oli loistava orkesterihanuristi. Sointuja riitti ja säesti laulajaa hyvin! Vesa Issakainen totesi, että joukko tanssijoita kulki mukana useissa paikoissa, koska heidän tahtibalanssi oli paikallaan. Musiikki oli ”tanssijalkaan” sopivaa. Kuuntelin Mauno Sillanmäkeä ja Aimo Saxelinia aikanaan usein ja on todettava, että yhtye oli kvarteteista Suomen parhaimmistoa. Oli viulu- ja puhallinsaundi Uolevi Haapasen ansiosta.
Aimo Saxelin esiintyi myös TV:n lauantaitansseissa, sekä aikaisemmin ohjelmissa ”Nuorten portaat ja Nuorten kykyjen esiinmarssi.” Hän oli myös Dario Campeotton ja Robertinon kanssa eräässä kansainvälisessä TV – ohjelmassa. Lauloi ” Paulan,” jossa veli Hannu Saxelin soitti saksofonisoolon. Hannu Saxelin oli pitkään radion musiikkitoimittajana. Toinen veli Matti ( 1951 ) oli rumpalina Dave Lindholmin alkuaikojen kokoonpanossa.
Aimo lopetti laulamisen heinäkuussa 1990. Mauno Sillanmäen yhtyeen jälkeen jatkoi sama kokoonpano vielä nimellä Aimo Saxelin yhtyeineen kolme vuotta. Aimon päivätyö oli puutarha – alalla. Hän otti myös aikanaan laulutunteja Eero Väreeltä, Saga Leanderilta ja Pentti Tuomiselta. Tuon ajan laulajat kehittivät itseään. Aimon laulun oli huomioinut myös Dallapèn Eero Lauresalo. Hän pyysi Aimo Saxelinia Dallapèn solistiksi vuoden 1968 keväällä. Lauresalo oli sanonut, että meillä ei soiteta mitään uudempaa. Nuori Aimo ei innostunut pelkästä vanhasta tanssimusiikista. Dallapèhen menikin Kalevi Korpi.
Kiitän Aimo Saxelinia hyvästä yhteistyöstä, sekä Timo Lindströmiä ja Jarmo Jylhää Warnerin ja Fonovoxin levyoikeuksien jatkokäytön luvasta CD – formaattiin. Ilman Erkki Rantasen levyjä tämä projekti ei olisi ollut mahdollinen. Samoin kiitokset Erkille. Hellevi Viitasen ja Reijo Viidan arkistoa sain käyttööni jälleen. Kiitokset myös heille.
|Salix 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Albert King - The Definitive Albert King On Stax 2CD
||Stax Records 2011||CD||22.00 €
|All About Eve - Touched By Jesus
gothic rock album originally released 1991
|Talking Elephant Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Alligators - Ca Decoiffe !
||Big Beat Records 2011||CD||18.00 €
|Amos Milburn - Rockin' And Drinkin' 2CD
A boogie woogie pianist and blues balladeer, Amos Milburn was one of the most consistently popular R&B artists of the pre rock and roll era.
This 50 track 2CD set features every one of his Billboard R&B chart hits and includes classic and influential songs such as: 'Chicken Shack Boogie', 'Bad Bad Whiskey' and 'One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer'.
This is a must for blues fans and of course the man himself! So pour a drink, sit back and let the 88s ace drown you in his own brand of exuberant, humorous, rowdy and boisterous rollicking fun.
|Jasmine Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Ana Popovic - Unconditional
Ana Popovic is widely regarded as one of world's very best female guitar-players. Her new album, "Unconditional," was recorded at the famous Piety Street recording studios in New Orleans and is Ana's sixth studio release. It was produced by Ana Popovic and Grammy Award winning producer John Porter. "I recorded in eclectic cities like Memphis and Los Angeles, but always wanted to go to New Orleans to capture something of their rich musical history," says Popovic who was born in Belgrade, Serbia. "I loved being in New Orleans for a period of three months. I love everything about that city - its vibe, spirit and optimism, and not to forget, hospitality and kindness of the people. I think it influenced the album in more ways than just musically. "
Popovic was recently honored to appear as a special guest at B.B. King's German shows. Her previous studio release, "Still Making History" made its way to #3 on the U.S. Billboard blues chart for a total of 19 weeks. On 2011's "Unconditional," Ana truly is a guitar goddess – illustrating a daring slide on a powerful guitar record that presents a soulful fusion of contemporary and classic blues. The album features a representation of New Orleans' finest musicians such as renowned slide guitarist Sonny Landreth, the amazing Jon Cleary and David Torkanowski on Hammond B3 and piano, Calvin Turner on bass and Doug Belote on drums. "I was fortunate to have the fabulous Sonny Landreth - my slide idol since my Belgrade years - to play on the album, a dream come true,'' says Popovic. Also the incredible harp player Jason Ricci makes a guest appearance.
Of the album's twelve songs, eight are originals by Popovic, from which two are co-written by writing partner Mark van Meurs. Also on the album are songs gleaned from the rich blues history done by some of Ana's favorites, including Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy, Otis Spann, Nina Simone and Sugar Pie DeSanto. "The title 'Unconditional'," Ana explains, "describes what I feel on stage. That place is simply unconditional. It is magical. It's just me and my guitar, notes, sounds and drum grooves. I let the band lift me up, and I feed off of their energy. I hate to think when playing. I only feel. Unconditional is how I stand towards my music - it's mine, it's sacred, and it's with no boundaries – absolute, definite. I tend to put everything I have into it and don't let anything or anyone get in between, except the people that truly inspire me."
|Eclecto Groove Records 2011||CD||18.00 €
|Andre Williams & The Sadies - Night & Day
Canada’s finest live band, The Sadies, have reunited with explicit soul singer/cult legend Andre Williams for Night & Day on Yep Roc records. Night & Day is the result of sessions that began in 2008 at Key Club Studio in Detroit and captures Andre, then 70 years old and still using at the time, at his most raw, honest, and immediate. No filter. Andre is aided by a stellar cast of musical friends, dirty bluesers who have earned the trust of the ancient hustler, including Jon Spencer (who directed these sessions) and Matt Verta-Ray of Heavy Trash, Danny Kroha of Detroit’s own gutter-blues superheroes, The Gories, the unsinkable Mekon, Jon Langford, and of course, behind it all, The Sadies’ long-time line-up of Dallas Good on guitars and keys, his brother Travis Good on guitars and fiddle, Mike Belitsky on drums, and the mighty Sean Dean on the bass. The result is a raw, gritty slice of raunch rock that has attitude in spades and the hooks and playing to back it up. Click the player below to stream “I’ll Do Most Anything For Your Love” from Night & Day now.
|Yep Roc Records 2012||CD||18.00 €
|Ann-Margret & Al Hirt - Personalities
Digipak with 24-page booklet, 15 tracks. Playing time approx. 40 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 1998||CD||17.00 €
|Anneli Saaristo - Elän Hetkessä / Näin Jäätiin Henkiin
2 albumia vuosilta 1984 ja 1985 yhdellä CD:llä
|Warner Music 2011||CD||8.00 €
|Arthur Big Boy Crudup - Sunny Road
|Delmark Records 2013||CD||18.00 €
|Arthur Conley - I'm Living Good - The Soul Of Arthur Conley 1964-1974
Like several of his 60s peers, Arthur Conley’s career was damned by the success of one record – in his case, ‘Sweet Soul Music’. For many on the periphery of soul music, that song was the beginning and the end of Arthur’s career and overexposure may have coloured their judgement of quality of the other records he made before and after it. Happily, the soul hardcore has always been able to see beyond a hit and Arthur has long been a hero to collectors for the kind of music that makes up this great new Kent compilation
“I’m Living Good” showcases a side of Arthur’s catalogue those familiar with his funky dancefloor favourites don’t always know – that of a Premier League deep soul man. Not every track is down-tempo, but each one is a representation of Southern Soul at its most forthright and creative. If you only know, say, ‘Sweet Soul Music’ or ‘Funky Street’, it will be a revelatory experience.
We have left no stone unturned in our attempts to bring you 100% top quality Conley. Almost every phase of the man’s solo career is represented, over a span of almost 10 years across the Ru-Jac, Jotis, Fame, Atco and Capricorn labels. These tracks were produced by Otis Redding, Booker T Jones and Stax boss Jim Stewart, Rick Hall, Tom Dowd, Johnny Sandlin, Clarence Carter and Swamp Dogg – which itself is all the qualification anyone should need as to their superiority. Many are being reissued here for the first time.
Highlights abound, from both sides of the ultra-rare Ru-Jac 45 (of which there are less than five documented copies) to the intense ‘If He Walked Today’, previously only available on a South African LP and 45. Those who turn their 45s over will not need to be sold on the virtues of ‘Let’s Go Steady’, ‘Love Comes And Goes’, ‘Put Our Love Together’ or ‘Is That You Love’, which were all first released as flips to massive club hits. My favourites include ‘Otis Sleep On’, an emotional salute to Arthur’s then-recently demised mentor and chief career booster Mr Redding, and the wonderful ‘Walking On Eggs’, one of the best examples of a Swamp Dogg song (and title!) ever to find its way out of the ever-active brain of Jerry Williams Jr. Really, though, this is a CD you can pluck anything from and come up with a winner.
As always, we’ve gone to town on the booklet, which contains label shots and picture sleeves from all over the world and previously unpublished photos taken inside FAME studios in the 60s and London in the early 70s. Even those who already have some of these tracks on the CD issues of Arthur’s albums will find plenty to get excited about here. The overdue public reappraisal of this important soul brother begins here. Do you like good music? Yeah, yeah!
By Tony Rounce (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Arthur Kitchener - The Hobo Manifesto
Drawing on his experience as a South Thames Delta native, Arthur Kitchener recorded these songs inspired by and dedicated to Woody Guthrie's memory
|HMI Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Asleep At The Wheel - 10 & Western Standard Time
two albums (originally released 1987 + 1988) on one CD
|SPV Country 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Asleep At The Wheel - Asleep At The Wheel
The band was started by Texas singer and guitarist Ray Benson with Lucky Oceans in 1969 and they've been swinging ever since. This is their first Epic album. On the surface Asleep At The Wheel are a major mainstream country band. Nine Grammy Awards, plus 11 albums and 17 singles which have made the Top 100 country charts in the States.
Yet they started out taking musical risks, mainstay Ray Benson says ....we were really a rootsy band . They benefited from the fact that these were times when anything was possible, the music business was still in its infancy and musicians were encouraged to take risks, there were no rules, you made it up as you went along.
They released their first album in 1973 on United Artists, having been signed by Andrew Lauder. Although it didn't chart it did enough to convince people that there was something special about the band but a change of personnel at the label led to them being dropped. However this disappointment was offset by EPIC picking them up for this their self titled album. Released in 1974, this was to move them further forward with
|T-Bird Records 2010||CD||18.00 €
|Astrolites - Play For Keeps
HI-SPEED ROCKABILLY FROM SWEDEN - straight, honest and dangerous!
Behind Astrolites there are no secrets; it's pure and honest rock 'n' roll. Astrolites live what they preach – out to their fingertips. With a passion for hot rods, cool motorcycles and awesome music, they know what they are talking about and can supply it. It is explosive, well played and more authentic than this, it’s not many bands in this genre that can deliver. At an Astrolites live performances can not help but draw a smile or to be carried away by the intense soundbites.
Since their debut ''Hard Luck'' in 2007, they have toured widely in most parts of Europe. The music has been heard on soundtracks and a variety of compilations, most recently the acclaimed rockabilly tribute sampler “DANCING ON YOUR GRAVES” to the Hellacopters.
Astrolites have taken their influences from be-bop, swing, rockabilly, surf and punk. All the ingredients are mixed with the bands intense live prominence to their own style which they call “Hi-Speed rockabilly”. ''Play For Keeps'' prove their capacity to do so.
The trio has shared the stage with such International acts Caravans, Slim Jim Phantom, Darrel Higham, Devil Doll, Mad Sin, Go Getters, and felt the Baseballs on the pulse.
Astrolites was born in 2002 as Tom Wilson & Astrolites. Three years later set the current setting when the singer and guitarist Örjan Jonsson (Raging HELL BILLY'S, ALIEN COWBOYS) was joined by drummer Marku Kallunki (Raging HELL BILLY'S, ALIEN COWBOYS) and the legendary bas player Uno Eiving (BLACK OUT, JACK BAYMORE, GREEN Kryptonite, right now album debut with ''Radiation'').
|Heptown Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|Ati Edge And His Masked Shadowbirds - Rockin' And Shockin'
First full-length album from Ati Edge and his masked Shadowbirds! Oldschool Psychobilly meets wild Rockabilly and Garage Rock'n'Roll!!
|Crazy Love Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|Aviation Blondes - Edge Of Forever
Debut CD from Pittsburgh poprock-soul group the Aviation Blondes
|Get Hip Records 2010||CD||10.00 €
|B.B. King - Makin' Love Is Good For You
He's known as the King Of The Blues, and is really the last of the great bluesmen the ones with the connection to the roots of the music. A man with a career spanning over 60 years. He is BBKing, a giant and a legend, now in his mid-80s, but still active, being revered and admired by all. King has never just been able to relax and live on his considerable reputation. Even in the 21st Century he's been making good music, as the album here proves.
The follow-up to the big selling Riding With The King (a collaborative effort with Eric Clapton, this was released the sameyear, 2000), Makin' Love Is Good For You is a mix of covers and new material, nicely balanced by a sound that not only carries the great man's trademark, but also proves he was very comfortable in a modern studio environment.
Using his touring band, who by then had been with him for a decade, King revisits some old friends (such as 'Peace Of Mind' and 'You're On Top', records new songs such as 'Action Speaks Louder Than Words' and 'She's My Baby'. He also provides his own approach to songs written by Tony Joe White (the title track), Willie Dixon ('Don't Go No Farther') and Barbra George ('I Know').
|Superbird Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Bad Detectives - Look At Life
Where most bands write about Cadillacs, The Bad Detectives write about Ford Capri's. This just about sums up the down to earth approach of these 5 West of England musicians, who peddle Country, Rockabilly, R&B and balls out Rock n Roll with a definite English twist.
This is their 4th album on Western Star! Let's hope it gets as much airplay as their other 3!
|Western Star Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|Bahareebas - Sound The Bell For The Last Round
hyviä instru/surf biisejä ja loput laulettua garage-punk-rokkia
|Kamikaze Records 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Bailes Brothers - Remember Me
||Bear Family 2012||CD||18.00 €
|Balfa Brothers - Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music
Some projects take on a happy life of their own, and this is one of them. In the summer I was approached to supervise the revamp of the old Balfa Brothers’ 2 LPs-on-1 CD, released in the early days of CD production in 1990. Specifically, I was asked if Louisiana musician and author Ann Savoy would be available to write a new essay.
If she was able to take on the task, she would be the perfect choice. After all, she had known and played with the Balfas and had written up their story in her acclaimed book, Cajun Music: A Reflection of a People. Yet I knew she was embarking on a UK tour as a member of the Savoy Family Band, with husband Marc and sons Joel and Wilson. Would she have the time? Not only did she accept the commission with charm and alacrity, but she met her deadline with ease.
Now even more light is shed on the Balfas’ fascinating story, as fully documented in the booklet (with great photos, label shots, LP reproductions and Cajun French-English lyric translations). The mastering, of course, has also been updated and upgraded.
What made the original LPs so important is that they marked a return in the 1960s and 1970s to traditional Cajun music, which had been left behind by the Cajun honky-tonk sound, itself on life support. The back story here is that leader and virtuoso fiddler Dewey Balfa convinced Swallow Records boss, Floyd Soileau, to record the brothers when Floyd was reminded that Dewey had recorded an in-demand but long unavailable Cajun song, ‘La Valse De Bon Baurche’, for Khoury’s Records way back in 1951. It came out on Swallow in 1965 as ‘Drunkard’s Sorrow Waltz’, the Balfas’ first single.
The 1965 and 1974 Swallow albums ensued and are presented here with two rare 45s from 1977 and 1980. The latter single features all-time-great accordion player Nathan Abshire, with whom Dewey recorded and played for many years.
How did Ann Savoy first encounter Dewey? And what are her thoughts on the Swallow LPs? Let her explain: “I met Dewey Balfa before I heard his music. He came into Savoy Music Center [outside Eunice] looking very French and elegant in a fedora and black sunglasses. He was just stopping by for a cup of coffee and a visit but I was so impressed by him, his beautiful French, his character. He and Marc were close friends and so we often cooked suppers together and played music in the yards of our houses.
“I heard his LPs later and immediately fell in love with them. After spending many evenings in Cajun honky-tonks the acoustic feeling of the Balfa Brothers music was refreshing. In these recordings without amplification I could hear the natural resonance of the instruments and the subtleties in the vocals. They also played songs not heard in the dance halls: haunting, sad songs. These LPs were jewels, and I was very touched by them.
“I travelled all over the United States and France with Dewey and Rodney when Marc was playing accordion and twin fiddle with them. These were exhilarating times; great fun and full of camaraderie. And of course the music was brilliant. We also went through tragedies with Dewey: the deaths of brothers Rodney and Will, and Dewey’s wife Hilda. But he always bounced back, full of energy and fun until his own illness at the end of his life.
“It is amazing to see these great LPs reissued on Ace Records in England. This music is so timeless, and bringing it out again on CDs makes it available to a whole new generation of Cajun fans and musicians. The Balfa Brothers’ music will never grow old because it is classic quality, speaking stories that resonate with all people as long as there are humans on the earth.”
I think you can understand what I mean about this being a special project.
By John Broven and Ann Savoy (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Barbara Lynn - Here Is Barbara Lynn
originally released 1968.
|Warner Music Japan 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Barney Kessell feat Art Pepper - Some Like It Hot
originally released 1959
|American Jazz Classics 2011||CD||13.00 €
|Barnstompers - Move On In
hollantilaisyhtyeen uusin CD
|Barnrecords 2010||CD||15.00 €
|Barrance Whitfield And The Savages - Savage Kings
||Munster Records 2011||CD||20.00 €
|Barrence Whitfield And The Savages - Plus 10 More For The Pot
n the spring of 1985, my old friend Dave Woodhead, who had turned me on to many musical treasures, including Jim Ford’s “Harlan County”, lent to me an album he’d picked up on a trip to the States. When Dave recommended something I took notice.
The LP was the debut release of an R&B band then unknown outside of the Boston area. It was one of those moments in which I had to disagree with Bo Diddley: more often than not you can judge a book by the cover. Likewise an album. This one displayed an amateurish illustration of a cauldron in a jungle which itself carried with it a no-nonsense implication. The name of the band also advertised a record that was going to be uncompromising. Barrence Whitfield and the Savages sounds, on its own, like a declaration of rock’n’roll authenticity.
Uncompromising would have been a description of Barrence and the Savages that the Del Fuegos would rather not have had confirmed only a few days after Dave had lent me the LP. I was standing next to them, on the side of the stage in a huge quayside club in Boston. The Del Fuegos were the headliners that night. And the man opening for them was, at that moment, being borne around the room on the hands of a frenzied crowd, a little black ball of energy in a turban and dark glasses – honking, wailing, testifying and twisting – as his band, the Savages, some distance away on stage, ripped through the swagger of ‘Walking With Barrence’. The Del Fuegos looked like they wanted to go home.
What positioned Barrence and the band way beyond any other rock’n’roll of the era was a unique marriage of Barrence’s personality and R&B shouter elan to the bounce and insolence of Peter Greenberg’s essentially rockabilly guitar style. With the addition of much ill-mannered saxophone, we have here a band which embodied the heart and soul of rock’n’roll.
I hadn’t got to the end of Side 1 of Dave’s loaned copy before I called the number in the States on the back. It was that of Barrence’s manager, Andy Doherty. “They’re playing this Friday and Saturday,” he said. That did it. I just hopped on a plane and went to Boston for the weekend. Andy, a nice man and professional fan, put me up.
Barrence and I became instant pals and soul brothers. The source of his R&B credentials was clear on a walk with him around Boston. Barrence could not pass a collectors’ record shop and actually worked part-time in one. He knew his stuff and, unusually for a young black guy at the time, he was a real enthusiast for old R&B, soul, blues and country. Around the city, Barrence’s popularity was astonishing. Everyone seemed to recognise and adore the little bugger. If he’d run for mayor, I’m convinced he’d have walked it.
I came home to evangelise on Radio 1 about the live experience of the band whose debut LP tracks on my programme were already sending listeners daft. And I did what I could to help set up the first British dates for Barrence and the band.
Now, at last released on CD, is that astonishing album. If you were with us in 1985, you’ll welcome a replacement for your elderly Savages vinyl. If you are about to meet Barrence for the first time, be prepared to be shaken to your soul by the LP which made me hop immediately on a plane to the States and compelled one listener, another R&B screamer called Robert Plant, to track me down and phone me at home to reserve his ticket for Barrence’s first British gig. Be prepared, in fact, to be Savaged.
By Andy Kershaw (ACE RECORDS)
|Ace Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|Beach Boys - Pet Sounds CD + DVD. 40th Anniversary
14 tracks in Mono
13 tracks in Stereo
DVD - 4 videos, photo gallery + audio program. video 53 min
|Capitol Records 2006||CD||25.00 €
|Beat Devils - Another Dream
Third album from Moscow Psychobilly band covers the themes of the afterworld - the world of dreams and nightmares. Now the band used more Psychobilly energy for their music here, keeping its own sound with new features. On this album, in distinction of two previous ones, the band has used only three the very basic musical instruments of Psychobilly - double-bass, guitar and drums - so you can check out how the 11 fresh self-composed songs + Psychobilly re-make of REM's song on it.
The whole concept of lyrics outflows from the album's title, energetic fast tracks like "We Gonna Get It", "Nightmare Baby", "Run From Your Love" coincide with romantic songs like "Shine On", "She's Coming Back To Town" and, also, a dark humour ballad "Eyez Of Liez", as well as the title song "Another Dream", which stands apart.
The supporting European tour will be held on 22 September 2011 - 1 October 2011 - Poland, Germany, Belgium & Holland, and in the second half of October 2011 Beat Devils will hit Moscow and St.Petersburg.
|Crazy Love Records 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Beatfools - 25th Anniversary
lahtelaisen Beatfools yhtyeen 25-vuotis juhlalevy. Nauhoitettu Kaliforniassa ja Floridassa.
|Power Records 2011||CD||19.00 €
|Belmont Playboys - Complicated Life
jenkki neobilly bändin uusin
|Jungle Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Bettie And The Handsome Trio - Taste Of Blue
hyvä kotimainen R&B levy
|Handsome Sounds 2013||CD||15.00 €
|Beverly Kenney - Complete Decca Recordings 2CD
Complete Decca Recordings (3 Lps On 2 Cds) + Bonus Tracks
Featuring: Beverly Kenney (vcl), accompanied by Ralph Burns, Hal Mooney & Eddie Safranski Orchestras, feat. Charlie Shavers (tp), Eddie Bert (tb), Al Klink (ts), Ellis Larkins (p), Chuck Wayne, Stan Freeman (g), Joe Benjamin, Bill Pemberton (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d)
This definitive double-CD edition includes the complete DECCA albums:
- SINGS FOR PLAYBOYS + 4 Bonus Tracks (*)
- …BORN TO BE BLUE… + 1 Bonus Track (+)
- LIKE YESTERDAY
And many more from his SESAC recordings and TV broadcasts
Over fifty years after her death, singer Beverly Kenney (1932-1960) remains a cult figure for her fans around the world. Her career was tragically brief—she took her own life when she was 28. She possessed a sweet, child-like vocal quality and a nuanced, pleasant jazz-styled phrasing that won her favour with both pop and jazz audiences.
On these outstanding Decca sides, recorded few years before her death, she displays the smooth, smart and bittersweet touch that defined her personal style.
In addition to the fine small group performances with front-rank jazzmen and orchestral settings with Ralph Burns and Hal Mooney, this set also includes all the sides she recorded with the Eddie Safranski orchestra for the Sesac publishing and record label. All the critical hosannahs they earned her, however, never quite translated into widespread public acceptance, due, at least in part, to the burgeoning rock & roll movement, which she loathed, even composing a song called “I Hate Rock and Roll”, which she performed on the Steve Allen TV show on May 18, 1958—making the perfect addition to this collection.
The closer of the set is a highly valuable document, taped from a Playboy Penthouse TV show, where she is interviewed by Hugh Hefner and sings with her distinctive sophisticated phrasing and cool jazz sensibility.
—Jordi Pujol (Fresh Sound Records)
|Fresh Sound Records 2012||CD||25.00 €
|Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Rattle Them Bones
||Savoy Jazz 2012||CD||20.00 €
|Big Boy Bloater And The Limits - Big Boy Bloater And The Limits
|Azan Records 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Big Jay McNeely with Ray Collins' Hot-Club & Friends - Life Story
||Brisk Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Big Joe Turner - Rocks
1-CD DigiPac (4-plated) with comprehensive booklet, 28 tracks, playing time: 70:35. -- Contains 'Roll 'Em Pete' with Pete Johnson, a record that propelled bobby-soxers into a boogie-woogie frenzy. 'Shake, Rattle And Roll' helped jump-start the rock 'n' roll revolution. It's here along with a truck-load of R&B hits including 'Honey Hush', 'Flip, Flop And Fly', 'Hide And Seek', 'Corrine Corrina', 'Lipstick, Powder And Paint' and many more. These immortal rock-till-it-hurts classics inspired an uncountable number of rockabilly covers from Elvis Presley to Jerry Lee Lewis to Shakin' Stevens. 'The quintessential American singer' said Doc Pomus. 'Rock 'n' roll would never have happened without him'. -- Big Joe Turner first shouted timeless blues couplets in the Kansas City of the '30s, partnering stomping pianist, Pete Johnson, for almost two decades. Together they ignited the boogie-woogie craze that led to the post-war emergence of R&B and ultimately, the revolution that was rock 'n' roll. This set, compiled by Trevor Cajiao, Editor of 'Now Dig This,' embraces all phases of Joe's career but concentrates, inevitably, on the hard-rocking records which made Joe a rock 'n' roll star and unlikely teen idol at the age of 43. Discs like 'Honey Hush', 'Shake, Rattle And Roll' (bowdlerised by Bill Haley), 'Flip, Flop And Fly', 'Boogie Woogie Country Girl', 'Teen Age Letter' and 'Lipstick, Powder And Paint' were among the most exciting records of the '50s and led to literally hundreds of covers by legions of rockabilly singers. -- Jump blues veteran turned rock 'n' roll patriarch, Big Joe Turner out-rocked them all!
|Bear Family 2011||CD||20.00 €
|Big Mama Thornton - The Complete 1950-1961 2CD
||Le Chant Du Monde 2013||CD||18.00 €
|Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - Swingin' West & Night Tide
BIG SANDY AND THE FLY-RITE BOYS are members of the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame, although they also encompass folk, bluegrass, Western swing, Cajun and even mariachi influences.
BSAHFRB was the bands 4th album and they continued to ply their unique brand of small group rockabilly and western swing.
SWINGING WEST finds the band venturing back in time into the 30’s and 40’s, to tap the influences for legends such as ELVIS and GENE VINCENT.
The 5 piece band is fully empowered to explore Western swing, jump blues and hillbilly boogie.
|Floating World Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Big Sandy And His Fly-Rite Boys - Jumping From 6 to 6 / Dedicated To You 2CD
BIG SANDY and his FLY RITE BOYS present a sound that takes their rockabilly roots and encompasses folk, bluegrass, Western swing, and Cajun.
‘Jumping From 6 to 6’ was originally released in 1994, produced by the main man from THE BLASTERS DAVE ALVIN, this album was described as a recording that opened the flood gates for others seeking to bring Western Swing back to prominence.
‘Dedicated to You’ was BIG SANDY’S solo debut which heralds a major shift away from the retro Western Swing work with the FLY RITE BOYS. The album celebrates the classic L.A low rider sound featuring 15 Doo Wop and RnB covers that were originally recorded between 1954 and 1961.
Recorded with legendary pianist DEWEY TERRY, one half of the 50’s Rock n’ Roll duo DON and DEWEY.
|Floating World Records 2012||CD||13.00 €
|Big Sandy And His Fly-Rite Boys - The Best Of
||Rock Beat Records 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Bill Black's Combo - Smokin' 2CD
Bill Black was famously the bass player in Elvis Presley's early backing trio, and he played on all of Presley's 1950s hit records. In 1959 he got together with Ace Cannon (sax). Carl McVoy (piano/organ) and Reggie Young (guitar) to form Bill Black's Combo.
The late '50s/early '60s were the 'Golden Era' for Rock & Roll Instrumentalists and Bill Black's Combo had a wholly unique, instantly identifiable sound and style.
This compilation comprises their first three LPs in their entirety plus their first nine singles, all of which were major US hits including four million-sellers, 'Smokie (Part 2)', 'White Silver Sands', 'Josephine' and 'Don't Be Cruel'.
This body of work is almost impossible to find elsewhere on CD.
|Jasmine Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Bill Curtis & Friends with The Fatback Band - Bill Curtis & Friends with The Fatback Band
Ace are proud to announce another addition to the occasional series of releases curated by Fatback’s Bill Curtis. “Bill Curtis & Friends with The Fatback Band” reworks tapes from the Fatback vaults with the assistance of some choice friends including Robert Damper, Warren Daniels, Willie Bridges, David “Bubba” Brooks and Gerry Thomas.
|Ace Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk Popcorn
James Brown has never really been portrayed as a sympathetic man, but for a short period in the late 60s he was suddenly taken by a sense of duty to artists who had been fixtures at King Records when he was first signed there over a decade earlier. First up was his tribute album “Thinking About Little Willie John And A Few Nice Things”, which mixed originals with versions of songs John had first sung. Next he began working with Hank Ballard, who had been signed to King since 1953; the collaboration produced the LP “You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down”. He then produced a couple of sides with organist Bill Doggett, who’d reached #1 R&B/#2 Pop with his 1956 instrumental ‘Honky Tonk’.
A hit of that size meant that Doggett was never short of gigs, and in its aftermath he reached the R&B Top 20 five more times. In 1960 he left King, signing to Warner Brothers, then with Columbia in 1962 and Sue Records in 1964. In the meantime, King kept up a steady release schedule of Doggett records and he re-signed with them in 1965, staying for two years. 1969 saw him back again at King for another couple of years.
Doggett’s recordings from this period took two distinct paths: some were almost cheesy easy listening sides, while others suggested he was keeping up with modern trends. The most obvious manifestation of this was his collaboration with James Brown and his JBs, who were incredibly tight on the top-side of the super-rhythmic ‘Honky Tonk Popcorn’. The popcorn was Brown’s dance rhythm of the year: he had made #1 R&B with ‘Mother Popcorn’, #2 with ‘Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn’. The B-side of the single was Doggett’s funk update of ‘Honky Tonk’, which worked even better than Brown’s own 1972 remake.
King then gathered up a bunch of recent Doggett recordings to make the “Honky Tonk Popcorn” album. It was marketed as a James Brown production but, other than the two single sides, it contained no cuts produced by Brown. Instead it featured a fascinating mix of grooves that evoke smoky clubs and juke joints. ‘Mad’ and a scorching version of Edwin Starr’s ‘Twenty Five Miles’ were released as singles.
For this reissue we’ve turned up five bonus tracks. Of these, ‘Before Lunch’, ‘Short Stack’ and ‘Some Kind Of Head’ were lined up for inclusion on an album to be called “Take Your Shot”, but we’re pretty sure this did not make it past the planning stage and was replaced by “Honky Tonk Popcorn”, with these three dropped to make room for the two James Brown-produced cuts and ‘Twenty Five Miles’. ‘Before Lunch’ sounds like the finest record Booker T & the MGs forgot to make, while ‘Short Stack’ ups the pace to frantic. Best of all is the brilliant ‘Some Kind Of Head’, which takes the feel of a Stax instrumental.
The other bonus tracks, ‘Sassy B’ and ‘Wet And Satisfied’, offer a fascinating insight into the history of Funkadelic. In the time between recording Funkadelic’s first two albums guitarist Eddie Hazel and bass-player Billy Nelson left the group. Nelson joined Doggett’s band for a short time. Until now Eddie Hazel’s participation on a Doggett session was unknown. However, the songwriting credits and the guitar style suggest that he too was working alongside Nelson and Doggett.
The ‘Honky Tonk Popcorn’ single and album did not return Doggett to the charts, but he remained active. He kept recording and toured until the year he died. He tended to revert to the style which made him famous: the 50s boogie shuffle that had been the basis of his defining hit. When he died on 13 November 1996 his short sojourn into funk was largely forgotten except by a few clubbers around the world who coveted this in-demand LP.
By Dean Rudland (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Bill Mack - Play My Boogie
Bill Mack, is a larger than life character, a Country singer, successful songwriter, respected radio personality, much loved Country music DJ.
On this compilation the spotlight is on his early material, the recordings on this compilation range from Hillbilly Boogie, Hillbilly Bopper's and Hank Williams, flavoured Honky Tonk ballads and the odd neo Rockabilly offering.
For over sixty years he has worked with the greats of Country music and during that time he recorded and penned numerous hits that have gone on to bring success to many other artists. This is a fantastic compilation for all fans of Country music.
|Jasmine Records 2010||CD||10.00 €
|Billy Fury - The Rocker
|Delta Leisure Group 2011||CD||7.00 €
|Billy Fury - The Sound Of Billy Fury
||Hallmark Music 2011||CD||7.00 €
|Billy Fury - Turn My Back On You
|Snapper Music 2011||CD||8.00 €
|Billy Lee And The Rugbeaters - Early Rockin' - The Real Stuff
||Collector Records 2011||CD||15.00 €
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