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|VA: - Great Googly Moo
It’s been a long time since “Great Googa Mooga” (CDCHD 880), a collection of answers to profound issues confronting mankind for millennia and a comprehensive overview of the finest minds of the 20th century. People are still talking about it, often for its danceability and entertainment value, of all things! It’s been heard said that a follow-up volume already exists, people have waited so long for its appearance. Now, finally, we bring you that long overdue sequel.
In January 1960 Pat Boone launched a record label called Agoom Agooc. This is Cooga Mooga reversed. The Phantom’s ‘Love Me’ may have been the only release on the label. Does this help set the tone? We hope so, but need to add that the above mentioned tune does not grace this album. So what does?
The Quasar of Rock, His Royal Highness, Little Richard, is once again present. This time with an alternate take of that epitome of undisputed truths, ‘Tutti Frutti’. Also back in attendance is the Great Pretender to the throne and a king among rockers himself, Larry Williams, this time with the wildest take of ‘Hocus Pocus’. The Rivingtons, whose ‘Mama Oom Mow Mow’ can be heard on “Great Googa Mooga”, return with ‘The Bird’s The Word’.
The Spaniels lend us our title with ‘Great Googly Moo’, one of their late and just as great Vee-Jay 45s. You can’t hear too much about that mysterious place described in Sheriff & the Revels’ ‘Shombalor’. We are very excited about releasing for the first time anywhere the great wordsmith Shirley Ellis’ unissued ‘Ka Ta Ga Boom Beat’, from the time of her huge hits ‘The Name Game’ and ‘The Clapping Song’. And the irrepressible Screamin’ Jay Hawkins is ‘Hearing Voices’. Altogether 24 upbeat tracks that will mentally beat you up.
In much the same way that the blues is full of idiosyncratic language that has baffled even the hardiest of scholars, songs written for teenagers in the 50s and early 60s were often couched in a similarly veiled sub-cultural tongue. Bop talk among jazz musicians of the 1920s alienated white listeners. Likewise, the language of rock’n’roll was often contrived to alienate adults (squares). Many of these songs were written and recorded in alliance with radio DJs eager to get a leg up on their competition by promoting an in-lingo known only among their own listeners. In this way we got, among many others, the Bobbettes with ‘Rock And Ree Ah Zole (The Teen-Age Talk)’.
Some fascinating stories emerge: people going ‘Oonka Chicka’, for no understandable reason; others creating answer records to ‘Sh-Boom’. Where would you start? The last word should probably have gone to the Tammys and their epic ‘Egyptian Shumba’, but it doesn’t. It goes to Macy Skipper, who gets caught ‘Goofin’ Off’. What else can I tell you? In this volume we get a little closer to some answers. But we don’t delve too deep. We’re scared!
By Brian Nevill (ACE Records)
|Ace Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Hillbilly Bop, Boogie & The Honky Tonk Blues Vol. 4
Following on from the success of the first three volumes; this, the forth volume of the Hillbilly Bop, Boogie & The Honky Tonk Blues features a first rate selection of tough foot tappin' tunes juxtaposed with timeless Country gems.
The late '50s was a tough time for Country music which struggled to find its voice amongst the youth driven onslaught of Rock & Roll. Many of the tracks on this set reflect this change, as the Country singers and bands tried to appeal to this new audience by adding a harder edge to their music and lyrics.
This is truly a fantastic addition to not just the previous three volumes but to Jasmines Country range. These were exciting times with the old order desperately clinging to the traditional ways, whilst the newcomers were challenging and ever pushing the boundaries between Country and Rock & Roll.
|Jasmine Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - It's Gonna Be Action Packed Vol. 11
||Rockin' Rarities 2010||LP||13.00 €
|VA: - Just Around Bakersfield- Rock Bop Country
||Classics Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - Just Go Wild Over Rock'n'Roll
||Roll Rock & Rhythm Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - Just Think About Rock & Rhythm
|Still Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - Killer Hoodlum Rockin'
||Collector Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - Larkin's Jazz
4CDs = 81 tracks
|Proper 2010||CD-Box||20.00 €
|VA: - Like What We Wrote -The Songs Of Johnny And Dorsey Vol. 3
||Hydra Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - London American Label Year By Year 1959
They say that as one gets older the passage of time becomes ever faster. That’s only true if you are not compiling CDs of music from bygone days. At the moment, and thanks in no small way to the “London American Label Year By Year” series, Peter Gibbon and I feel as though we’re permanently stuck in the late 1950 and early 1960s, reliving our youth over and over again in a skewed cross between Groundhog Day and Life On Mars. Roll over Doctor Who, and tell Gene Hunt the news.
The late 50s and early 60s are a long way from the worst years to find yourself reliving. I would bet that I am far from the only person here who, given the choice, would not permanently reset his personal controls for a one-way ticket to a similar time frame. However you slice it, the soundtrack to that period is worth abandoning DAB for in favour of the return of Fabulous 208, Juke Box Jury and ceaseless attempts to locate AFN’s signal.
The series continues to offer Ace fans their own personal time machine via some of the best American records of their era, all of which appeared on the cherished black-and-silver imprint. This month Ace’s equivalent of the TARDIS lands in 1959 – a pivotal year in popular music that managed to survive the US payola scandals, a UK printers strike, a failed experiment with stereo 45s (Sun and Specialty in stereo? Methinks not, thanks) and all attempts to kill off rock’n’roll and replace it with lots of people called Bobby and Frankie, to bring us some of the most wonderful and well-remembered recordings of that life-changing decade.
It’s a mark of how many great records came out on London in ’59 that only one of the tracks on our latest compilation is currently available elsewhere on Ace. Once again the diversity of the compilation reflects London’s own diversity of catalogue. (Inevitably nobody will like everything here – but, hey, Wink Martindale’s ‘Deck Of Cards’ was the label’s biggest seller of the year and that’s what the god of electronics invented that fast forward button on your CD player for.) Thanks to the foresight of the Decca (that’s D-E-C-C-A) record company in preserving the original production tapes for London 45s, we are again able to bring you more than 80% of the tracks featured from the same sources that were used to manufacture those 45s over 50 years ago.
Believe me, I could chat all day about this, but the TARDIS is making that funny noise it makes when it’s about to take off and we need to make sure that our next stop is 1963. All being well, we should land there early next year. If anyone would like to apply for the post of our glamorous sidekick, we’re still taking applications.
By Tony Rounce (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Mit der Raupe fahr'n...
Das waren noch Zeiten: Ab an die Raupe! Denn da lief die neueste Musik auf dem Freimarkt in Bremen, dem Oldenburger Krammermarkt, dem Hamburger Dom oder auf anderen Rummelplatz - Sausen. Discotheken gab's noch nicht - und wo sonst konnte man mit den Mädchen so schön flirten und bei geschlossenem Verdeck unbemerkt knutschen?! Die ersten Schmatzer in der Raupenbahn klingen bis heute nach, die Liebesschwüre hängen noch immer zwischen den alten Kufen der Bahn... Das Bremen - Eins - Team der 'Oldiebörse' holt diese unvergesslichen Erinnerungen und handfesten Gefühle zurück - die bei intensivem Hinhören plötzlich gar nicht mehr so alt erscheinen... Die RAUPENHITS der Oldiebörse, präsentiert von BEAR FAMILY RECORDS: ein Muss - nicht nur für den großen Rummel!
|Bear Family 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - More Miles Than Money 2CD
More Miles Than Money: Journeys Through American Music is a book I researched and wrote between 2006-2008. In many ways I’d been waiting my entire life to write More Miles. Growing up in Mt Roskill – a working class suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, where there were no music venues, cinemas, pubs, nothing but churches and rugby fields – I took refuge in Mark Twain and Jack Kerouac’s adventures while AM radio (modelled on US radio) spun hits by Freddy Fender, the Amazing Rhythm Aces, Little Feat et al. I dreamed of escaping Auckland’s suburbs to ride Route 66 and Highway 61, ears and eyes open. Eventually I got to live my dream and More Miles is the story of those travels.
I didn’t know it back then but Kiwi radio was often playing music akin to that which Charlie Gillett played on his Honky Tonk radio show in London. Discovering Charlie’s book The Sound Of The City sent me scouring through secondhand bookstores in search of old copies of Cream, Creem and Let It Rock, where the writings of Charlie and other likeminded journalists appeared. I’d go so far as to say that a feature Charlie wrote on the great New Orleans producer-arranger Harold Battiste (Cream #5, Sept 1971) was what initially inspired me to want to search out the largely unsung heroes of American music.
At the same time as reading Charlie Gillett I was buying US imports on a variety of labels, with Arhoolie being my favourite. Mexican culture fascinated me, especially that which arose from the borderlands, the Tex-Mex/Tejano music. (Blame this on my dad taking me to see Sam Peckinpah’s westerns.) Discovering a bin full of Arhoolie Records in a downtown record shop introduced me to a treasure trove of magical Mexican American music and reading about Arhoolie founder Chris Strachwitz’s efforts to record the finest American vernacular music provided even more inspiration. Later on, Canyon Records would open my ears to how Native American culture celebrated its survival. Around the same time an uncle who loved jazz gave me Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly” album – he found it too funky for his tastes. Talk about life-changing records: to this day Curtis remains my favourite US soul singer.
I dedicated More Miles Than Money to Charlie, Chris and the indomitable spirit of Curtis Mayfield. Tragically, Charlie died earlier this year. He, like Curtis, lives on as an indomitable spirit and continues to inspire me. This compilation is, again, dedicated to Charlie, Chris and Curtis: the three Cs who helped me hear America.
More Miles Than Money reflects on an America that made the mightiest music of the 20th Century. This compilation aims then to salute those who inspired me to ride US highways and document those I encountered as I wandered through honky-tonks, juke joints and barrios. Enjoy!
By Garth Cartwright (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2010||CD||20.00 €
|VA: - Mostly Ghostly - More Horror For Halloween
||Ace Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Nasty Rockabilly Vol. 19
Rare 50s Rock & Roll / Rockabilly. X-rated sleeve
|B-Sharp Records 2010||LP||15.00 €
|VA: - Nasty Rockabilly Vol. 20
Rare 50s Rock & Roll / Rockabilly. X-rated sleeve
|B-Sharp Records 2010||LP||15.00 €
|VA: - Philadelphia Pop - Rockin' And Croonin' On Bandstand 1957-59
After the initial rise of rock and roll, and with thanks to the power of TV the city of Philadelphia briefly became the centre for a new kind of teenage pop music with acts like Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell who dominated the charts in the late '50s.
Featuring recordings made between 1957 and 1959 including such classics as 'At the Hop', 'Venus', 'Butterfly' and 'Tallahassee Lassie'.
Virtually every one of the 44 tracks on this great set was a chart record either in America or the UK, often both!
Fully detailed liner notes chart the rise of Philadelphia's influence thanks to the popularity of the TV show 'American Bandstand'.
Price: £8.99 / $14.83 / €10.10
1. CHARLIE GRACIE - BUTTERFLY
2. CHARLIE GRACIE - FABULOUS
3. CHARLIE GRACIE - WANDERIN' EYES
4. DANNY AND THE JUNIORS - AT THE HOP
5. BILLY AND LILLIE - LAH DEE DAH
6. FRANKIE AVALON - DE DE DINAH
7. THE SILHOUETTES - GET A JOB
8. CHARLIE GRACIE - COOL BABY
9. DICKY DOO AND THE DON'TS - CLICK CLACK
10. DANNY AND THE JUNIORS - ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO STAY
11. JOHN ZACHERLE (THE COOL GHOUL) - DINNER WITH DRAC
12. FRANKIE AVALON - YOU EXCITE ME
13. DICKY DOO AND THE DON'TS - NEE NEE NA NA NA NA NU NU
14. DANNY AND THE JUNIORS - DOTTIE
15. FRANKIE AVALON - GINGERBREAD
16. CHARLIE GRACIE - LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS
17. DICKIE DOO & THE DON'TS - LEAVE ME ALONE
18. FRANKIE AVALON - I'LL WAIT FOR YOU
19. THE APPLEJACKS - MEXICAN HAT ROCK
20. FRANKIE AVALON - WHAT LITTLE GIRL
21. BILLY AND LILLIE - LUCKY LADYBUG
22. THE APPLEJACKS - ROCKA CONGA
1. FABIAN - I'M A MAN
2. FRANKIE AVALON - VENUS
3. BOBBY RYDELL - PLEASE DON'T BE MAD
4. FABIAN - TURN ME LOOSE
5. BOBBY RYDELL - ALL I WANT IS YOU
6. FRANKIE AVALON - BOBBY SOX TO STOCKINGS
7. FRANKIE AVALON - A BOY WITHOUT A GIRL
8. CHUBBY CHECKER - THE CLASS
9. FREDDY CANNON - TALLAHASSEE LASSIE
10. BOBBY RYDELL - KISSIN' TIME
11. FABIAN - TIGER
12. FRANKIE AVALON - JUST ASK YOUR HEART
13. FREDDY CANNON - OKEFENOKEE
14. FABIAN - COME ON AND GET ME
15. FRANKIE AVALON - TWO FOOLS
16. BOBBY RYDELL - WE GOT LOVE
17. BOBBY RYDELL - I DIG GIRLS
18. FREDDY CANNON - WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS
19. FRANKIE AVALON - WHY
20. FABIAN - HOUND DOG MAN
21. FABIAN - THIS FRIENDLY WORLD
22. BOBBY RYDELL - LITTLE BITTY GIRL
|Jasmine Records 2010||CD||13.00 €
|VA: - Red Bluejeans & Checkerboard Socks
Elvis Presley brought a sense of tribal identity to America’s youth when he hit national TV in 1956, although teenage style was happening even before the coming of rock’n’roll. A teenage look was adopted in the same way that “our” music would be when it arrived. In the USA post-war prosperity brought teenage style much earlier than in our war-torn and austere continent, although occupying American forces did leave a certain mark. In Britain we invented the Teddy boy and girl, a sort of working class nose-thumbing to our elders and so-called betters. For us, the advent of rock’n’roll and its attendant style was held back by our very own skiffle craze, a folky off-shoot of trad jazz (chunky knits and corduroy). The froth was not blown off the coffee until well into 1957 on this side of the Atlantic, by which time the teenage “absolute beginner” had truly arrived. And the look was all-American.
Carl Lee Perkins was the man responsible for the granddaddy of all these songs about clothes. Born out of an expression heard by Johnny Cash while serving in the military; suggested as a song subject to a bemused Carl; exacerbated by something Carl overheard on a dance floor, and eventually written in the middle of a speed-addled night on a paper potato sack. Carl’s ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ was the first essentially country record to top all three of Billboard’s charts: country & western, R&B and popular. Carl’s meteoric career was the template for most of the early rockabilly exponents: full of wild highs and tragic lows. It’s true to say that despite its longevity, phenomenal influence over much that followed, including the Beatles, and its star-crossed nature, Carl's career would never quite rise beyond the reputation of that first massive hit. This album brings the original ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ to the Ace canon for the very first time. Can you believe that?
Our opening song (and album title) would have found record-hungry European teens of ’57 somewhat confused – an example of creative juxtaposition perhaps? Red blue jeans? But of course, with time came the clarification of all things spoken hep. Back in those days, and for some time to come, our brothers and sisters across the Pond called all jeans bluejeans (one word). Sometimes they called them Levi’s, but in the UK in the late 50s that description meant even less. So, of course, we have blue jeans … and they’re red! ‘Red Bluejeans And A Pony Tail’ was, of course, the successor to a hit from the previous year where we first heard of this strange apparel, in Gene Vincent’s very first release, ‘Be Bop A Lula’: “She’s the gal in the red bluejeans, She’s the queen of all the teens.”
From ‘Blue Suedes’ and ‘Red Bluejeans’ we could have moved in the same direction as pop music tended to do at the time. In the world of the hit parade we had ‘Short Shorts’, ‘Pink Shoe Laces’, ‘Black Denim Trousers’, ‘White Bucks’ and ‘Saddle Shoes’. Not for us such drab garb. Our outfitters have rounded up some ‘Straight Skirts’, ‘Tight Sweaters’, ‘Pink Peg Slacks’, ‘Slim Jims’, ‘Tight Capris’, ‘Penny Loafers’, ‘Squeaky Shoes’, ‘Boy’s Shirts’, ‘Plaid Skirts’, ‘Yellow Pants’, ‘Red and Blue Velvet’, ‘Sun Glasses’, ‘Checkerboard and Knee Socks’ and ‘Bermuda Shorts’.
And they all rock their socks off. Yes, with that get-up you better stay out of school. By Brian “Feel The Schmutter” Nevill
|Ace Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Remember Me Baby - Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups Vol. 1
Before Tamla/Motown, there was Cameo/Parkway. A groundbreaking Philadelphia imprint, the label churned out an astonishing number of huge hits (most written in-house) during its 12-year heyday and turned a gaggle of unknown young locals into stars. Sound familiar?
Although primarily remembered for its myriad dance craze hits, the catalogue actually encompasses the whole of rock’s golden era: instrumentals, novelties, doo wop, girl groups, soul, teen idols, British Invasion, garage bands and bubblegum, etc. Label honchos Bernie Lowe, Kal Mann and Dave Appell spared no expense, releasing singles with beautiful colour picture sleeves and flooding the market with an unprecedented torrent of LPs.
Cameo-Parkway material has been unavailable for decades, and collectors have waited impatiently for many years for the hits to make their digital debut. A label overview in 2005 and a few subsequent hits packages skimmed the surface. Out this month on Ace are 10 full albums on five CDs, along with a compilation of vocal group classics. The floodgates are now open, and it’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Cameo/Parkway’s contributions to the doo wop songbook included hits by classic groups the Dovells, the Tymes and the Rays, but the label also provided a home for genre stars such as the Skyliners, Lee Andrews, the Turbans, the Roomates, the Gainors (with future soul luminary Garnet Mimms) and Pookie Hudson & the Spaniels. “Remember Me Baby: Cameo/Parkway Vocal Groups Vol 1” features those groups and more, a treasury of harmony jewels.
By Dennis Garvey (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Rockabilly Action
||Deejay 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - Schlager Im Spiegel Der Zeit 1954
||Bear Family 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Schlager Im Spiegel Der Zeit 1955
||Bear Family 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Schlager Im Spiegel Der Zeit 1957
||Bear Family 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Schlager Im Spiegel Der Zeit 1959
||Bear Family 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Smoke That Cigarette
1-CD digipack with 52-page booklet, 32 tracks, playingtime :87:34) 30 vintage cigarette-related recordings from 1940s & '50s Unprecedented combination of hillbilly and pop music, including ultra-rare tracks Includes original cigarette ads from Golden Age of radio Fully illustrated notes on society's changing views towards cigarette smoking -- As long as people have smoked cigarettes, they have written and sung songs about them. And few things have changed as dramatically as our attitudes towards smoking and smokers. Those changing attitudes are reflected in the unique collection of Smoking Songs we present here. It's a pretty amazing cross section at that, drawn mostly from the 1940s and '50s with an emphasis on hillbilly and pop music. No matter how you slice it, this is the first time that Frank Sinatra, Rev. J. M. Gates and Little Jimmy Dickens have appeared on the same compilation. And you can throw in Patsy Cline and Homer & Jethro for good measure. And what could bring them together as easily as cigarettes' -- Sit back and listen as smoking and cigarettes changed from telling the world how sexy and sophisticated you are to' well, let's just say to something less than socially desirable. Back a half a century ago that cigarette turned you into a cool, hard-boiled chick magnet. The woman' Smoking made her an alluring creature of mystery, as smoke swirled all around her. The cigarettes' They started out as sleek and romantic phallic symbols, and ended up being toxic and deadly ' colloquially referred to as 'cancer sticks.' -- All this happened almost overnight, and there is no shortage of music to document it. In addition to 30 wonderful tracks, we include some vintage cigarette ads from the Golden Age of radio. Remember, nine out of 10 doctors agree that smoking is good for you. Whether you want to be John Wayne, Marlon Brando or Frank Sinatra, the quickest path to ultra-cool is that pack of smokes in your hand. And here are the songs to prove it. Many of these tracks are quite rare, including Peggy Lee's original version of her classic tune, Don't Smoke In Bed, or the extraordinary 1939 recording of Rev. J. M. Gates' sermon about the evils of a SmokingWoman In The Street. This memorable collection also includes humorous and informative notes on society's changing views towards cigarette smoking by music historian Hank Davis, accompanied by an assortment of smoky vintage images.
|Bear Family 2010||CD||18.00 €
|VA: - Stack A Records
An interesting compilation featuring recordings from the Crest Records catalogue and its subsidiary Silver. Also includes Eddie Daniels, Hank Cochran and Don Deal tracks only available before as limited editions.
Plus 10 live recordings featuring; 1956 radio recordings from the original masters of Jerry Mercer and Narvel Felts.
October 1957 Australian Tour with Little Richard, Eddie Cochran backed by the Little Richard Band, Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps. Early 1957 Australian Tour with Freddie Bell and The Bellboys, The Platters and Bill Haley and The Comets.
|T-Bird Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Teen Rockin' Fever Vol. 2
||Scooter Records 2010||CD||15.00 €
|VA: - The Best Of Golden Crest 2CD
Ace Records’ link with Golden Crest dates back to 1993. That was when I travelled to picturesque Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, to discuss a licensing deal specifically for the Wailers’ enduring hit instrumental, ‘Tall Cool One’, which duly appeared on “The Golden Age of American Rock’n’Roll, Vol 6” (CDCHD 650). Label-founder Clark Galehouse had died 10 years earlier, so his daughter Shelley came along with her trusted adviser – none other than the great but notorious Hy Weiss of Old Town Records. I couldn’t believe my “luck” in coming up against one of the sharpest and most conniving minds in the business. Eventually I ended up with two contracts: one for Ace; the other in marriage to Shelley.
Through the years Ace has released the “The Fabulous Wailers” (CDCHD 675, a classic and still a solid seller); “On The Road With Rock’n’Roll” by Mando and the Chili Peppers and “Golden Crest Instrumentals” (now deleted); plus quite a few individual tracks. Other reissue labels have licensed Golden Crest masters, from rock’n’roll, rocking instrumentals, doo wop and teen to classical.
Now, at last, we have this first-ever “The Best Of Golden Crest” collection, which draws on singles aimed primarily at the Top 100 charts in the peak rock’n’roll years from the parent label and its subsidiaries Shelley, DeWitt and Yorkshire. Out of the 48 tracks here, no less than 35 are new to Ace CD with almost half new to CD anywhere.
By virtue of its location in Huntington Station, NY, Golden Crest was well placed to trawl talent from Long Island (including Queens and Brooklyn), also New York and New Jersey. But the label made its mark when ‘Tall Cool One’ by the Wailers, from the Northwest area, hit the Top 50 charts on Billboard and Cash Box in 1959 and then again in 1964. As a result of the Wailers’ success, Galehouse tapped into other Northwest acts Clayton Watson (Lord Dent), the Mad Plaids, the Chessmen and Lola Sugia. A further wellspring of satisfying recordings in an R&B vein (but with no hits) emanated from record lady Lillian Claiborne of Washington, D.C.
So, what new-to-CD tracks are there to savour? From the Claiborne stable, try the three New Orleans R&B-influenced Calvin Ruffins and the spot-on Little Willie John soundalike Johnny Stewart with ‘Come On And Love Me’; the attitudinal ‘Bug Out’ by the Seven Teens and more teen pop from the Three Graces and the Montells; ‘Why Did You Tell Me?’ by anguished R&B’er Cartrell Dickson; the superior soul of ‘Girl’ by the Bluestyle with Carl Vanterpool; singles by jazz masters Coleman Hawkins and Carmen Leggio; the splendid bonus track, ‘New York City Blues’, by Larry Dale & his Houserockers (with Bob Gaddy and Jimmy Spruill), written by UK author/Juke Blues writer Dave Williams; and, of course, the three “new” Wailers cuts from their very first 1958 session.
To round off this double CD, there is a highly attractive booklet detailing the label’s history and featuring its innovative picture 45s and picture sleeves. For all the diversity of music genres released, Golden Crest Records was still part of the marvellous cartel of independent labels that contributed so much to the rock’n’roll era. And it shows in these 48 tall cool ones.
By John Broven (Ace Records website)
|Ace Records 2010||CD||23.00 €
|VA: - The Holly Sound
||Classics Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Thunderbike Vol. 1
18 rare tracks from the 50s and 60s. Scorchin' R&B and R&R
|Thunderbike Records 2010||LP||15.00 €
|VA: - Town Hall Party March 28, 1959
(DVD with 12-page booklet, 30 tracks, playing time: 86:56) - 'Town Hall Party' was among the first of the country music shows to be seen on U.S. television, making its debut in early 1952 and running until early 1961. Staged every Saturday in a theatre in Compton, a suburb of Los Angeles, the stage was made up to look like an old barn, thus continuing the traditions of the various live shows that were first heard on the radio airwaves three decades earlier. 'Town Hall Party' was created with its own cast of regular performers and musicians, boasting a house that was virtually a 'who's who' of the West Coast scene comprising such as Joe Maphis, Merle Travis, Skeets McDonald, Johnny Bond and Tommy Duncan. Jay Stewart (who later hosted the TV quiz show 'Let's Make A Deal'), and Tex Ritter were the MCs. The weekly show presented an equally impressive guest list. Among the many guests to appear were Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Eddie Cochran, The Collins Kids, Freddie Hart, Wanda Jackson, George Jones, Merle Lindsay, Bob Luman, Carl Perkins, Jim Reeves, Marty Robbins, Hank Snow and Gene Vincent. -- Now 'Town Hall Party' is reborn on DVD. Launched in 2002, this continuing DVD series present both individual artists' performances, compiled from different appearances on 'Town Hall Party', and complete cast shows selected from specific dates. Completely remastered, and presented with full colour booklets, these releases fully captured the atmosphere, artistry and sounds of a bygone country music age.
|Bear Family 2010||DVD||23.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Elvis 75 - Good Rockin' Tonight 4CD Boxi
A Collection Fit For A King. The Definitive Elvis Presley Box Set. 4CDs = 100 songs.
Every side of ELvis: The Hits, Rarities, Deep Cuts, Film Songs & Live Recordings
New Liner Notes by Billy ALtman
Rare Photos & more
|Sony Music 2009||CD-Box||60.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Gold - Greatest Hits 3CD
3CD box = 42 tracks. tin box
|Sony Music 2009||CD-Box||15.00 €
|Lavern Baker - Bop Ting A Ling
||Snaper Music 2009||CD||8.00 €
|Pat Boone - Pat Rocks
(1-CD DigiPac with 48-page booklet, 34 tracks, playing time: 77:17) -- Second best-selling artist of the 1950s...Second only to Elvis! A unique collection of his rock 'n' roll songs! Includes rarities and obscurities! -- The latest volume in the Bear Family 'Rocks' series is a collection of surprisingly fine rock 'n' roll by Pat Boone. Much criticised and unfairly maligned by rock n roll 'authorities' over the years, Boone's rock 'n' roll catalogue was supremely popular in the U.S., the U.K., Germany and the rest of the world at the height of the rock 'n' roll era! In 1955 and '56, Boone visited the charts on both sides of the Atlantic regularly with a treasure trove of rockin' titles. His critics shout 'But they were nearly all cover versions!' Indeed they were, but they were very well sung, very well recorded, AND they were extremely successful! -- This new compilation features 34 recordings from the period 1955 through to 1962. Here are classic covers and revivals of Fats Domino's 'Ain't That A Shame', 'I'm In Love Again' and 'The Fat Man', Little Richard's 'Long Tall Sally' and 'Tutti Frutti', Big Joe's 'Honey Hush', Tennessee Ernie's 'Shotgun Boogie', and Red Foley's 'Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy'. -- Listen and enjoy once again the rockin' Pat Boone, the artist who was second only to Elvis Presley in the charts of the Fifties, the decade when rock 'n' roll ruled the world! -- The set is rounded off by a generously full booklet featuring period photographs and detailed in-person recollections from the man himself
|Bear Family 2009||CD||18.00 €
|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 €
|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 €
|Satisfiers - Personality!
The Satisfiers were one of the most accomplished popular vocal groups of the '40s and '50s.
This compilation features several major hits all in great fidelity: 'Ole Buttermilk Sky', 'Big Brass Band From Brazil', 'Personality' and 'Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy'. Plus many great standards such as 'I Hear Music' and 'Over The Rainbow'.
Fantastic orchestral arrangements by Dick Jacobs, Russ Case, George Towne and Marty Gold make this CD set a must for fans of 1940s and '50s vocal groups.
|Jasmine Records 2009||CD||13.00 €
|Shirley Bassey - As I Love You 2CD
The Iconic Dame Shirley Bassey, DBE, is probably the most famous female singer to have emerged from the UK.
This unique 2-CD set anthologises her earliest recordings for the UK Philips label between 1956 - 58 and features her first UK No. 1 'As I Love You'. Other hits included are 'The Banana Boat Song', 'Fire Down Below', 'You, You Romeo' and 'Kiss Me, Honey Honey Kiss Me'.
Also available here are a pair of real collectors rarities, via her controversial live EP 'Live At The Café De Paris' and her debut LP 'Born To Sing The Blues'. These are truly historic recordings, many of which are notoriously hard to find elsewhere on CD.
|Jasmine Records 2009||CD||12.00 €
|Sophia Loren - Music From The Films Of Sophia Loren Vol. 1
Sophia Loren’s remarkable film career spans almost six decades. Internationally, she is by far the most famous Italian actress. In her, the world has found an enticing, intelligent, quintessentially European woman, who was also warm, earthy and full of good humour.
Sophia is a fine pop singer. Our edition spans the musical output of the dizzying first three years of her career between 1955-58, comprising her early Italian hit singles including ‘Che m'è 'mparato a fa'’ which went to No 1 early in 1957 along with songs and instrumental selections from her earliest international films; Houseboat (George Duning), Boy On A Dolphin (Hugo Friedhofer), The Pride and the Passion (Georges Antheil), Desire Under the Elms (Elmer Bernstein) and The Key (Malcolm Arnold).
|El Records 2009||CD||18.00 €
|Sun Ra And His Arkestra - Interplanetary Melodies
||Norton Records 2009||CD||17.00 €
|Sun Ra And His Arkestra - The Second Stop Is Jupiter
||Norton Records 2009||CD||17.00 €
|Tennessee Ernie Ford - 6000 Sunset Boulevard
Years before bottomless baritone Tennessee Ernie Ford delivered his signature 1955 smash “Sixteen Tons” he was already hard at work on laying the tracks for the coming country-pop crossover waves—tracks that would later be
traveled by Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and other immortals. Part of this joyous trailblazing involved Ford’s syndicated The Tennessee Ernie Ford
Show radio program, which found him backed by the Billy Liebert Band, a stellar outfit that included pedal steel man extraordinaire Speedy West, singer-guitarist Billy Strange,
and bassist-trombonist George Bruns. With Ford crooning away out front, the band madly romped through not only country and western swing material but also jazz, pop, and classics of the Great American Songbook.
Mastered directly from the show’s 1953 aircheck transcriptions, the gorgeous-sounding 6000 Sunset Boulevard
features swinging renditions of gems like “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down (And Write Myself a Letter),” “Paper Doll,” and “Up a Lazy River”; revealing between-song studio banter
and announcements; and exhaustive liner notes by country music authority Rich Kienzle
|Sundazed Music 2009||CD||18.00 €
|The Flamingos / The Dubs - The Flamingos Meet The Dubs
Priceless Collection -sarjaa
|Collectables 2009||CD||10.00 €
|VA: - 75 Pumpin' Piano Greats 3CD
||Fantastic Voyage 2009||2-CD||17.00 €
|VA: - B-Seiten
1-CD, 20 page booklet, 20 tracks, playing time 49:23). This compilation presents treasures hidden by the hits, Country & Western, Pop, Rock 'n' Roll, Super stars from the 1950s and 1960s, including an early masterpiece by The Beatles, songs by top-class authors, hidden pearls, to be discovered. -- From 'flip' to hit - from a B-side to success: more often than expected in the history of rock and pop, things turned out differently. All of a sudden, a 45 B-side became a non-expected success. Sometimes alert dee jays did recognize the real potential of certain tunes, thus playing the flip-side rather than the A-side. Needless to say, this attention did not generally lead to big sales - but even without a listing in the charts numerous B-sides had style and class. Some turned into favorites by fans, critics and disc jockeys alike. - Bear Family Records is presenting a collection of 20 songs, tunes you would never get tired of because they stood in the shadow of the A-side. This compilation features B-sides by American top artists like Fats Domino, Ricky Nelson, Eddie Cochran, Connie Francis, Gene Pitney, and The Everly Brothers. And even The Beatles are here, under their early name, The Beat Brothers, then the unknown backing group of British performer Tony Sheridan. - Highly respected composers and authors like Pomus/Shuman, Greenfield/Sedaka, Oldham/Penn, and Pockriss/Vance wrote excellent songs. All these tracks were originally hidden on the flip sides of popular hits on 45s during the 1950s and 1960s. They all have in common that even today they have the quality to be (re-)discovered as treasures in sound.
|Bear Family 2009||CD||18.00 €
|VA: - Berry Gordy - Motor City Roots
2009 is the 50th anniversary of the formation of the worlds most recognisable record label - Motown - and all through the year reissue CDs, major print articles and TV specials have celebrated the music of Berry Gordy.
This compilation is the first ever attempt to gather together examples of Gordy's song writing and production skills in the late 1950s prior to the formation of his legendary label.
This unique collection brings together many of the records that helped in the formation of Motown like Jackie Wilson's 'Reet Petite' written by Gordy and often cited as his first recorded composition along with Kenny Martin's version of 'My Love Is Coming Down' which is making it's CD debut.
To top it off this set also features the earliest recordings of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles as well as those of Motown stalwarts, Marv Johnson, Eddie Holland and members of The Originals who sang with The Five Stars.
|Jasmine Records 2009||CD||12.00 €
|VA: - Blues Belles with Attitude - from the Vaults Of Modern Recor
As the 1940s turned into the 50s girls were supposed to sing about June and moon or the price of doggies in windows, but across town in the black juke joints a more raunchy sound could be heard. Here the girls taunted and challenged with R&B songs that spelled out far more basic emotions. The excitement generated caused many an indie record company to commit such performances to wax, knowing that jukebox sales would follow. The snag was no airplay. In America censorship was in full flow both in film and on the airwaves. This meant it was almost impossible to get major sales, which in turn means that these records are tough to find some 50+ years later.
But here’s where we get lucky. The brothers Bihari, owners of Modern Records, not only recorded much of this genre, but they kept the acetates or tapes. As a result, Ace Records, who now own this material, have been able to put before you 28 tracks of early in-your-face female R&B, 18 of which are previously unissued and a further eight that have not seen prior CD release.
The inspiration for this compilation was Cordella Di Milo sides, whose recordings we have released previously on a Johnny Guitar Watson CD as result of his stunning guitar backing. It dawned on us that this virtually unknown singer deserved to be featured on a collection of similarly aggressive female performances. This led to a trawl of the tracks held in the Modern files, which had not been previously issued or had not seen the light of day for over half a century. After filtering out the pop and smoother nightclub-style vocals, along with material used in the “Mellow Cats & Kittens” series, we were left with a fine collection of R&B, including some by artists of whom we know nothing, not even their names.
After much research and speculation it was decided that the mystery tracks were worthy of issue even if the artists had to remain anonymous. They take their place for your enjoyment alongside stars like Little Esther and Helen Humes and lesser-knowns such as Edna Broughton and Pearl Traylor. Included are two of the best sides ever cut by Effie Smith, Jimmie Lee Cheatum’s only solo vocal and a host of other female talent, included in a mix of storming R&B and tough blues.
Whether it’s Cordella De Milo telling you she ‘Ain’t Gonna Hush’, Effie Smith pronouncing ‘It’s Great To Be Rich’ or Pearl Traylor laying down ‘Daddy, Somebody’s Got To Go’, these Blues Belles have got attitude.
By Ian Saddler (ACE RECORDS)
|Ace Records 2009||CD||17.00 €
|VA: - Bo Diddley Is A Session Man - Studio Work 1955-1957
||Jerome Records 2009||LP||20.00 €
|VA: - Boogiology - The Boogie Woogie Masters 2CD
Boogie Woogie was and is an important popular music; many modern music historians talk of the longevity of Rap and Hip-Hop over the last quarter of a century, well, Boogie Woogie easily matched that. But this compilation is not a collation of tracks chosen as a dry, academic history of this great, rhythmic music; this is rather a lively menu, of more than fifty cuts that assisted in the Big Bang of that cultural explosion and were rewarded by selling well-enough to achieve the giddy heights of the national US black music chart.
|Great Voices Of The Century 2009||CD||13.00 €
|VA: - British Rock'n'Roll At Decca Vol. 4 1954-1962
||Vocalion 2009||CD||15.00 €
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