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|Eino Grön - Samettisilmäinen Tyttöni - levytyksiä 1958-1961
Porin Reposaaressa vuonna 1939 syntynyt EINO GRÖN voitti alkuvuodesta 1958 Turussa järjestetyn iskelmälaulun kykyjenetsintäkilpailun. Voitto toi tullessaan hänen ensimmäisen levytyksensä saman vuoden huhtikuun 24:s päivä. Silloin hän levytti kappaleen ”Venäläinen tango”. Levyjulkaisu oli EP – levy, jonka nimi oli ”Uusia poikia – tuttuja iskelmiä”. Levyllä esiintyi neljä uutta laulajaa, joista ainoastaan Einon ura sai voimakkaan lähdön eteenpäin tulevalla pitkällä laulajan tiellä!
SALIX julkaisee nyt EINO GRÖNIN CD – levyn, jonka ensimmäinen kappale on juuri mainittu ”Venäläinen tango”. Se on kansansävel ja sovittajana toimi TOIVO KÄRKI ja sanoitus tietenkin REINO HELISMAAN. Tämän Einon levyn kaikki 28 kappaletta ovat nyt ensi kertaa uudelleen masteroituina CD – levyllä! Elokuvakappaleitakin on peräti seitsemän. Aloitusvuoden 1958 syksyn levytystilaisuudesta on mukana tunnettu italialainen foxtrot ”Maliziusella” ja TOIVO KÄRJEN sävellys ”Muistatko minua milloin”.
Tämän julkaisun kappaleet ajoittuvat vuosille 1958 – 1961. Mukana on hyvin tunnettuja kappaleita ja monelle tuntemattomiakin – lähinnä sen vuoksi, kun vinyylilevyjä ei juuri enää julkisesti soiteta. Tunnetuista voi mainita: ” Pieni kukkanen, Aron kuu, Tammerkoski, Kenties, Marusja, Tulipunaruusut, Sininen kuu ja Kastelholman luutnantti.” Tämän julkaisun nimikappale ”SAMETTISILMÄINEN TYTTÖNI” on TOIVO KÄRJEN komea sävellys elokuvaan ”Vatsa sisään, rinta ulos” Tämän kappaleen levytyksessä EINO GRÖNIÄ säestää TAPIO YRJÄN TANGOYHTYE. – TAPIO YRJÄ (1927 – 2011) oli monipuolinen musiikkimies, jonka soittimet olivat piano ja harmonikka. Syntyjään hän oli Salon Perttelistä.
Nuorta EINO GRÖNIÄ säestää tällä julkaisulla usea tunnettu kokoonpano mm. Ronnie Kranckin orkesteri, Ossi Malisen yhtye, Taito Vainion tangoyhtye ja Matti Viljasen orkesteri. Tämä levy ajoittuu Einon neljään ensimmäiseen levytysvuoteen. Kun olen kuunnellut tämän projektin kappaleita tarkoin, niin on todettava, että jo nuoresta EINO GRÖNISTÄ huokuu suuri musikaalisuus ja tällä levyllä toimii kaikki – laulu, sekä orkesterisoitto! Julkaisu on kaikkiaan komea ja tekstin kansijulkaisuun on tehnyt itse MAARIT NIINILUOTO!
|Salix 2013||CD||15.00 €
|Elton Britt - The Versatile Elton Britt 2CD
Featuring 59 tracks including three full LPs in stereo and the rare 6 track 10' LP with many tracks taken from rare transcriptions, most never previously appearing on CD.
Many country and cowboy classics in vivid stereo including, 'Cattle Call', 'Big Rock Candy Mountain', 'Lost Highway', 'Beyond the Sunset', 'Born to Lose', 'When It's Springtime in the Rockies' along with superb, alternate versions of many of his greatest hits, 'Chime Bells', 'Lorelei' and many more not available on any other CDs!
|Jasmine Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Elvis - The Man And His Music - # 100 - June 2013
Elvis The Man And His Music No. 100
In the jam-packed 100th Issue:
Elvis And The Racquetball Racket - The Story of Presley Center Courts
Let's Go Back And Touch The Past - Essential releases from the past 25 years
Carol Montgomery Interview - The former backing singer recalls working with The King
All Because Of Deke Rivers... - The impact of blue denim!
Elvis On Super 8 - The golden age of home cinema
David English Interview - The author of 'Welcome Home Elvis', 'From Memphis To Hollywood' and 'Summer Of '61'
The Dirty Dozen - 12 of the worst Elvis covers
...plus a whole lot more in this bumper, 60-page anniversary issue!!!
|Now Dig This 2013||Lehdet||6.50 €
|Elvis - The Man And His Music - # 87 - March 2010
Norbert Putnam Interview
Elvis In Scotland - The One Hour Visit That Went Down In History
Aloha From Hollywood - Rare 1960 Interview
Dayton Reloaded - October 6th 1974 revisited
It's Midnight...or is it the Dinner Show? Part 9
CD, DVD & Book Reviews
|Now Dig This 2010||Lehdet||6.00 €
|Elvis Presley - At The Movies - Original Album Classics 5CD
Mukana viiden leffan soundtrack CD:t
- Blue Hawaii
- Pot Luck
- Girls! Girls! Girls!
- Fun In Acapulco
- Viva Las Vegas
|Sony Music 2011||2-CD||23.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Blue Hawaii 2CD
The CD is an expanded edition of the original soundtrack album ‘Blue Hawaii’ originally released in 1961.
It contains many previously unreleased out-takes and alternate versions of the soundtrack recording including Elvis’ number 1 hit, ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’.
As a bonus, the CD is accompanied by a 40 page book containing many rare and unpublished photographs taken on and off the set of ‘Blue Hawaii’.
|Memphis Recording Service 2012||2-CD||25.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Clambake
nyt edulliseen hintaan !
|Sony Music 2010||CD||7.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Clambake
originally released 1967
|Sony Music Entertainment 2010||LP||20.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Classic Christmas Album
||Sony Music 2012||CD||7.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Classic Elvis
|Sony BMG 2008||CD||8.00 €
|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 - Elvis Is Back ! 2CD
50th anniversary legacy edition of Elvis Is Back & Something For Everybody. 2 Classic albums on 2CDs
|Sony Music 2011||2-CD||22.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Elvis Sings Guitar Man 2LP
||Follow That Dream 2011||LP||49.00 €
|Elvis Presley - From Elvis In Memphis
'From Elvis in Memphis' is the thirty-fifth album by Elvis Presley originally released in 1969.
The recording of the album marked the definite return of Presley to non-soundtrack albums, after finishing his movie contract with Paramount pictures.
Motivated by his early influences in country, rhythm and blues, and the latest music trend in Memphis being gospel and soul, Presley chose to record these songs at the Memphis-based American Sound Studio.
• 180 grams audiophile vinyl
|Sony Music Entertainment 2011||LP||20.00 €
|Elvis Presley - G.I. Blues
||Hallmark Music 2011||CD||6.00 €
|Elvis Presley - G.I. Blues - The Cafe Europa Sessions 4CD
A special 4 CD set containing 4 hours of unreleased studio recordings, with alternate takes and Elvis studio banter, of all the songs including the original master recordings, cut for movie ?G.I. Blues?. These recordings are re-mastered in 24bit 192Khz Stereo. In addition, the set includes a 100 page book entertained with pages of unreleased photographs, memorabilia and, goes behind the scenes with full text and documentation and includes contributions from Ray Walker of the Jordanaires and Sid Tepper (who co- wrote the songs 'Shoppin Around' and the title song 'G.I.Blues').
|Memphis Recording Service 2011||CD-Box||50.00 €
|Elvis Presley - G.I. Blues 2CD
||Follow That Dream 2012||2-CD||29.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Gold - Greatest Hits 3CD
3CD box = 42 tracks. tin box
|Sony Music 2009||CD-Box||15.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Gold Records Vol. 2 - 50 000 000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong
the platinum collection series
|Sony Music 2013||CD||6.90 €
|Elvis Presley - Golden Records - Original Album Classics 5CD
Golden Records / Gold Records Vol. 1-5
|Sony Music 2011||CD||23.00 €
|Elvis Presley - I Am An Elvis Fan - A Collection Of Elvis Songs Chosen By Th
A Collection Of Elvis Songs Chosen By The Fans
|Sony Music 2012||CD||22.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Rock'n'Roll Only - Just About As Good As It Gets 2CD
Does the world need another retrospective of The King? It's all been out there somewhere in expensive box sets and compendiums of old albums. Ardent Elvis fans have probably got it all in triplicate. But for the newly curious, those asking "What was it about this man that set the world on fire?", our potent selection of key tracks highlights the vital burst of internationally impacting recordings between Elvis's rural rockabilly beginnings (not immediately recognised outside of the southern USA) and his demobbed decline into a glamour boy fronting a series of second-rate movies in the sixties. There was a period of about six years when Elvis really was the King Of Rock 'n' Roll around the globe, with a voice, the looks, the moves and an overload of oomph that sent the kittens crazy and the old cats wild. This is it.
He wasn't only a dynamic performer and outstanding singer, as illustrated here he had a keen ear for a damn good song, whether written specifically for him or - as often as not - those he hand-picked from his personal collection of favourite country and rhythm 'n' blues originals. This is Elvis as he should be remembered.
|Smith & Co 2012||CD||12.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Setlist - Very Best Of Elvis Presley Live
||Sony Music 2013||CD||10.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Sings Songs From His Movies 2LP
||BCD BV 2011||LP||18.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Such A Night In Pearl Harbor
SUCH A NIGHT IN PEARL HARBOR
The CD is re-mastered for the first time ever, presenting Elvis' last concert in March, 1961, before returning to the stage 8 years later!
This documents Elvis' benefit concert recorded at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, to aid of the USS Arizona Memorial Fund, for the service men who died there during the Japanese attack in 1941.
Listen here to Elvis at his best! The obvious clarity of Elvis' enjoyment is apparent as he is once again on stage, performing just his 3rd show since 1957. With Elvis unleashed and like a livewire, he spontaneously delivers an extraordinary musical experience, which is hailed as one of the most thrilling and exciting of any Presley show ever!
Elvis performs 15 songs and sings every one as if it were the first time he had ever presented them to an audience. This includes many #1 hits and includes classics that were never performed previously or again such as 'A Fool Such As I', 'I Need Your Love Tonight', 'Such A Night' and more.
Also included for the first time ever, is the 30 minute radio broadcast recorded in Hawaii before Elvis' arrival. It promoted the concert for the memorial fund, playing selected tracks from Elvis' Christmas and 'His Hand in Mine' album, released at that time.
As a bonus, the CD is accompanied by a 100 page book that contains many rare and unreleased photographs with extensive and informative linear notes detailing Elvis' arrival and performance
|Memphis Recording Service 2012||CD||29.00 €
|Elvis Presley - The Complete '68 Comeback Special 4CD
In June of 1968 Elvis Presley made a television special to be aired in December 1968. He Accomplished two things, he saved his career and he made the best music of his life.
4 CDs - over 4 hours of music featuring the two black-leather sit-down shows, two taped rehearsals and production numbers.
32 page booklet with detailed liner notes and rare photos.
|Sony Music 2012||CD-Box||25.00 €
|Elvis Presley - The Essential 2CD
||Sony Music 2010||CD||17.00 €
|Elvis Presley - The Real Elvis
The Ultimate Elvis Presley Collection
|Sony Music 2011||CD||6.00 €
|Elvis Presley - The Real Elvis 3CD
3CDs = 90 tracks from 1950s, 60s and 1970s
|Sony Music 2011||2-CD||9.90 €
|Elvis Presley - This Is Elvis Presley - The Greatest Hits
||Sony Music 2012||CD||10.00 €
|Elvis Presley - Viva Las Vegas 2LP
Following on from the success of previous releases, FTD is pleased to announce the release of VIVA LAS VEGAS - a special 2-DISC 180-gram 12” vinyl set.
Supplied in a high quality gatefold sleeve, the album features the original masters and many outtakes from this great movie.
• Contains original movie soundtrack mastered by Vic Anesini and many Stereo outtakes
|Follow That Dream 2010||LP||45.00 €
|Ennio Morricone - Morricone In Colour 4CD
With his peerless versatility and productivity, Ennio Morricone is one of the most famous and influential composers of the twentieth century.
Drawing from an extraordinary range of musical styles, his 500 film scores have
accompanied every conceivable musical genre.
Morricone's innovative soundscapes for Sergio Leone's mid-sixties spaghetti westerns
changed film music forever. In any context, the composer's work is a formidable
combination of eclecticism, sensuality and playfulness.
The eight film soundtracks featured in the this box set all derive from the period between the late sixties and mid-seventies when the Maestro was in his pomp. The arty erotica of Giuseppe Patroni Griffi's Metti, una sera a cena is perfectly complimented by Morricone's cool jazz score and his music gives humour and great beauty to such offbeat period pieces as Forza g and Il Gatto and the abstraction that is L'assoluto naturale (starring the Yugoslavian actress Sylvia Koscina and the superb Laurence Harvey).
Arguably the most impressive of the set are the composer's scores for the early Argento giallos, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and Four Flies on Grey Velvet. In the former, Morricone's ominous, haunting music establishes an almost unbearable suspense and for the latter combines bracing atonality with a send up of progressive rock (the director's first experiment with such music and a prelude to Goblin)
|Cherry Red Records 2012||2-CD||35.00 €
|Esa Pakarinen - Meiltähän Tämä Käy! - 48 Ikimuistoista Kappaletta 2CD
ESA PAKARINEN (9.2.1911 - 28. 4.1989) oli suomalaisen viihteen historian
merkittävimpiä ja monipuolisimpia tekijöitä. Suuri yleisö oppi tuntemaan hänet mm.
näyttelijänä, laulajana, muusikkona sekä esiintymislavojen koomisena ja tunteisiin
Esa Pakarinen kuului sotien jälkeisen rillumarei-viihteen keulakuviin, ja esiintyi
yli 20 elokuvassa. Pakarisen monipuolinen musiikillinen tuotanto sisältää yli 200
levytettyä kappaletta, joista suuri osa hänen omia sävellyksiä ja sanoituksiaan.
julkaisu on Esan syntymäpäivänä 9.2.2011.
|Hytinä 2011||CD||25.00 €
|Esquerita - Sinner Man - The Lost Session
Ten unissued selections from a long lost June 1966 NYC session showcase Esquerita pounding it out on piano and organ, flashing back and forth between the two during each song, accompanied only by a fantastic drummer! Dig the over the top nine minute gospel wailin ' title track (based on Nina Simone 's version but delivered at super Voola velocity) that 's worth the price of admission alone! STAGGERING!
|Norton Records 2012||LP||
|Etta James - At Last LP + CD
180 gram LP + free CD of the album. Etta James' debut album, originally released in 1961 on Chess subsidiary label, Argo.
The album's title track "At Last" and "All I Could Do Was Cry" (co-written by future Motown mogul Berry Gordy) both went to No.
2 on the R&B charts, while the album itself has gone down in history as one of the great classic albums of early R&B.
The 4 bonus tracks are taken from two 1960 singles featuring doo-wop idol Harvey Fuqua of the Moonglows (best known for their 1955 hit "Sincerely").
|Doxy Music 2012||LP||20.00 €
|Etta James - Call My Name
Slowly but surely over recent years we’ve built a small but perfectly formed catalogue of female soul drawn from the roster of Chess Records of Chicago. We started the ball rolling with “Where The Girls Are, Vol 2: Chess Female Singers & Groups” (CDCHD 745), “Shades Of Mitty Collier” (CDKEND 301) and Sugar Pie DeSanto’s “Go Go Power” (CDKEND 317), before turning our attention earlier this year to the one and only Etta James, the company’s biggest female star.
One of the greatest ever singers of soul and R&B, male or female, Etta spent her glory years at brothers Leonard and Phil Chess’ label, releasing 13 marvellous albums between 1960 and 1975. Believe it or not, fewer than half of those long-players have ever been reissued in their entirety. There are many CDs of Etta’s wonderful Chess recordings available, but most of them feature the same familiar hits. We took our first steps to remedy that situation in February with “Who’s Blue?” (CDKEND 346), a collection comprising mainly new-to-CD album tracks and B-sides, and are now delighted to announce this first-time reissue of 1967’s “Call My Name”, a superb yet overlooked set which contained some of her most impassioned recordings to date.
Whereas Etta’s previous LPs had been pieced together from various sessions, “Call My Name” was conceived as a whole. Recorded in late 1966, the album was co-produced by veteran A&R man Ralph Bass, an acquaintance of Etta’s since the mid-50s, and Monk Higgins, a prime mover in the early days of Chicago’s One-Der-Ful group of labels. All but three of the songs were penned by Higgins and/or his frequent collaborator Maurice Dollison, aka singer-guitarist Cash McCall. Of the LP’s 12 tracks, ‘Happiness’, ‘That’s All I Want From You’ (a song popularised in the 1950s by Etta’s idol Dinah Washington), ‘Have Faith In Me’, ‘You Are My Sunshine’, ‘Nobody Loves Me’, ‘It’s All Right’ and ‘Nobody Like You’ make their CD debut here. It might not have sold too well at the time, and it spawned no big hit singles, but if you prefer your Chicago soul punchy and emotional, of all Etta’s albums, “Call My Name” is the one for you.
Our reissue of the LP comes with 12 bonus titles. The Chess brothers had noticed the winds of change blowing up from the South and began sending their artists down to Rick Hall’s FAME Studio in Alabama in hope of igniting their careers. It certainly did the trick for Etta. The astounding “Tell Mama” album she cut there restored her to her rightful status, the title cut providing her with a career high chartwise in 1967. It is from her three subsequent trips to FAME that the first eight of this collection’s 12 bonus tracks are drawn.
Leonard Chess’ son Marshall was appointed producer of Etta’s next sessions, which took place at Sam Phillips’ studio in Memphis in 1969. Etta was in bad shape at the time and completed only ‘Slow And Easy’, ‘The Soul Of A Man’ and a striking treatment of the Doors’ ‘Light My Fire’ before the plug was pulled. Among the abandoned cuts was ‘Miss Pitiful’, a gender-switched version of the Otis Redding number, which Etta re-cut more successfully with Gene Barge in the producer’s chair back in Chicago a few weeks later. The track concludes this collection.
By Mick Patrick (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Etta James - Queen Of Soul
That Etta James stands as one of the greatest female singers of the post-World War 2 era is unarguable, yet she only ever enjoyed one UK hit record and did not trouble the US singles charts after 1978. This meant the accolades that followed her recent death dealt with something more than a string of hits or showbiz earning power. Instead, commentators talked of her in terms of her artistry, the majesty of her voice and the visceral emotions she conjured up no matter what she sang.
When I was asked to write the notes for this reissue of her “Queen Of Soul” album, I was more than thrilled. Here was an LP I had never owned and it came with 13 bonus tracks, many of which I’d not heard. Talk about work being a pleasure. I’ve always listened to a lot of Etta James, but concentrating on a favourite artist’s life story encourages intensive listening. I played the hell out of all the records I could get my hands on, yet I kept returning to her classic Chess sides where she found her many voices and how to employ them across material that ranged from big band standards to the greasiest soul.
I’ve never been able to track down all of Etta’s albums, so I was grateful for Ace’s recent “Who’s Blue?”, “Losers Weepers” and “Call My Name” releases. Across these magnificent discs one gets a sense of just how versatile a vocalist she was, and just how much fabulous material got left as B-sides or album tracks or even went unissued.
Chess must have had much to be confident about with “Queen Of Soul” – its very title implying that the company’s bestselling artist brooked no pretenders. Released in November 1964, its cover portrait suggests an emotional engagement that looks painful. Etta is in fine voice throughout and the album’s tracks – which stem from sessions recorded between late 1962 and late 1964 – represent extremely compelling soul music. Opening tune ‘Bobby Is His Name’ is gorgeous, while her take on Irma Thomas’ ‘I Wish Someone Would Care’ fits her perfectly. Yet “Queen Of Soul” failed to ignite upon release and appears largely forgotten today. Strange for an album that offers up such a potent claim to be the new ruler of the hippest black music form taking shape across the USA, and strange that one packed with so much good music has been overlooked for so long.
Her next album, 1967’s “Call My Name”, also passed unnoticed. By then an old friend of hers – whose career on Columbia had seen her underachieve while Etta reigned – had signed to Atlantic and cut a startling 45 in Muscle Shoals. From then on Aretha Franklin would be acknowledged as the Queen Of Soul and Etta would forever trail in her wake, but she would be back time and again to record great material and wow listeners. But, for now, we have her album “Queen Of Soul” from the time when she was, undoubtedly, the monarch.
By Garth Cartwright (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2012||CD||17.00 €
|Etta James - The Second Time Around LP + CD
180 gram vinyl feat a free bonus CD. Originally released 1961
|Doxy Music 2012||LP||20.00 €
|Etta James - Tough Woman - The Early Recordings 1955-1960 2CD
Etta James is no shrinking violet and this is the first CD release for this iconic artist that covers her earliest recordings with her classic Chess recordings.
Disc 1 features her '50s Los Angeles rock and blues repertoire, including the No. 1 hit 'Roll With Me Henry'. Disc 2 presents her earliest Chicago recordings for the Chess label, including her version of 'I Just Want To Make Love To You'. Also on disc 2 is her complete 'At Last' album which is considered one of early '60s most important R&B albums.
Etta James is every inch a no-holds-barred performer. Mix that in with her troubled past and the undoubted fact that she is a true R&B pioneer, she has certainly paid her dues! If you are not one of the initiated then prepare to be shocked!
|Jasmine Records 2011||CD||15.00 €
|Etta James - Who's Blue ?
In the annals of R&B’s great unsung heroines, you won’t find Etta James. Nobody’s idea of an underdog, she recorded prolifically for over 50 years and can hardly be said to have toiled in obscurity. Etta grabbed the spotlight as a teenager with her first recording, ‘Roll With Me Henry’, and went from strength to strength from there, cruising into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame early and winning her most recent Grammy in the 21st century. Inarguably her most successful work, both commercially and artistically, was unleashed during her 15-year tenure with Chicago’s fabled Chess Records, where she rolled out a decade-long string of hits and a dozen LPs.
“Who’s Blue? Rare Chess Recordings of the 60s and 70s” eschews the many big hits that have been endlessly anthologised, instead cherry-picking an eclectic selection of B-sides and album cuts, 18 of which make their digital debut and one that’s never been released anywhere. Is there anything better than discovering new treasures sung by a superstar icon at the peak of her powers?
Recorded in a variety of locales (Chicago, Muscle Shoals, Nashville, Los Angeles, even New Jersey) the tracks herein showcase Etta’s artistry in a broad variety of styles. Her stock-in-trade blues shouting comes to the fore on a couple of Willie Dixon-penned barn-burners, ‘Nobody But You’ and ‘Fire’, while she indulges her passion for smooth jazzy crooning on ‘It Could Happen To You’ and ‘I Worry About You’. She tackles 70s-style rock on ‘Only A Fool’ and offers a few country standards, most notably a sublime reading of Mickey Newbury’s ‘Sweet Memories’ and a surprising take on Don Gibson’s ‘Look Who’s Blue’.
Of course, Etta James is primarily (and rightfully) revered as a towering figure in the pantheon of 60s soul, and there’s no shortage of that here, from the funky drive of ‘Take Out Some Insurance’ and the swaggering riposte of ‘(I Don’t Need Nobody To Tell Me) How To Treat My Man’ to the searing deep soul of ‘My Man Is Together’, the frisky scatting on ‘You Can Count On Me’ and the Berry Gordy-penned rocker ‘Seven Day Fool’. And speaking of songwriters, there’s a 1970 remake of ‘What Fools We Mortals Be’, a song Etta had recorded in 1956 from the pen of her mother, the notorious Dorothy Hawkins.
A vault find seeing light for the first time anywhere, ‘Can’t Shake It’ finds Etta romping through a girl-group-styled workout, and you can almost hear the smile on her face. Another highlight is ‘That Man Belongs Back Here With Me’, a missed opportunity for a hit single if ever there was one. As is ‘Do Right’. Actually, ‘Street Of Tears’, ‘You’re The Fool’ and ‘Let Me Know’ would sound right at home on any “Best of Etta” collection as well.
That’s the wonderful thing about “Who’s Blue?". It’s not Etta James’ “Greatest Hits”. It just sounds like it could be.
By Dennis Garvey (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Falcons - You're So Fine
Recordings - 1956-1961 - FEATURING: EDDIE FLOYD, SIR MACK RICE, JOE STUBBS & WILSON PICKETT
All the early singles and hits from one of Detroit's greatest vocal groups, The Falcons.
One of the acts that was most influential in the coming of soul music and often credited for cutting the first true soul record with 'You're So Fine'.
Members of The Falcons included the soon to be major soul stars, Wilson Picket, Eddie Floyd and Sir Mack Rice who went on to write 'Mustang Sally'.
Fully detailed liner notes cover their entire career.
|Jasmine Records 2012||CD||13.00 €
|Fats Domino - Imperial Singles Vol. 4 1959-1961
The first three volumes of the Fats Domino Imperial Singles series (CDCHD 597, 649 and 689) saw New Orleans’ finest ascend from neophyte blues and boogie-woogie stylist to bona fide rock’n’roll star. With gold-plated hits of the calibre of ‘Ain’t That A Shame’, ‘Blueberry Hill’, ‘Blue Monday’ and ‘I’m Walkin’’ receding into history, it was assumed that Fats had peaked artistically. Wrong: One spin of this release will dispel that notion handsomely.
In the period 1959-1961, Domino had 13 US Top 30 pop hits. Leading the way were ‘I Want To Walk You Home’ (#8), ‘Be My Guest’ (#8) and ‘Walking To New Orleans’ (#6). Indicating Fats’ absurdly high standards, of the 26 tracks presented here only two failed to chart pop or R&B (‘I Just Cry’ and ‘Good Hearted Man’).
To put the era into perspective, rock’n’roll was taking an involuntary breather but R&B was brimming with self-confidence through the records of not only Fats Domino but also Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, the Drifters, Jackie Wilson and an upcoming James Brown. Even Chubby Checker’s twist craze was R&B under another name.
With longtime producer and songwriter partner Dave Bartholomew (see CDCHD 1303) still firmly in control of the sessions at Cosimo Matassa’s studio, Fats was subtly ringing the necessary changes: New Orleans parade rhythms were blended with South Louisiana swamp-pop songs from Bobby Charles and Jimmy Donley; bigger bands were drafted in, with young Wardell Quezergue writing arrangements; and occasional overdubs of orchestral accompaniment (surprisingly successful) and choruses (not so) were utilised.
The standout studio musicians included Domino’s trusty road-band members Lee Allen and Herb Hardesty (tenor saxophone); Walter “Papoose” Nelson and Roy Montrell (guitar); and Cornelius Coleman (drums). Bartholomew added fiery trumpet when required, while Fats’ imperious piano was ever present. In order to recapture the hit sound of the original Imperial 45s as heard over the radio, on jukeboxes and on home record players, this release is mono only.
What of Fats today? As an octogenarian, he has ageing problems and no longer performs. But his stock is higher than ever following his dramatic rescue during the horrors of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He was honoured, with Dave Bartholomew, by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at its American Music Masters event in Cleveland last November. And Rick Coleman’s Domino biography, Blue Monday, has been published.
Fats’ Imperial recordings have now assumed classical proportions. I confidently predict that “The Imperial Singles Vol 4” will be seen as one of his best – and most enjoyable – compilations. There is still one more volume in this important series to come.
(John Broven’s first book, Walking to New Orleans – with its title, of course, based on Fats’ hit song – was inducted recently into the Blues Hall of Fame in Memphis, Tennessee. The US edition, entitled Rhythm & Blues in New Orleans, is still in print.)
By John Broven (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2011||CD||17.00 €
|Fats Domino - Million Sellers Vol. 1 & 2
two LPs on 1 CD. Originally released 1962 and 1963. All 28 tracks recorded between 1957-1960.
|BGO Records 2010||CD||17.00 €
|Fats Domino - The Imperial Singles Vol. 5 1962-1964
The fifth and final volume in the Fats Domino Imperial singles series takes us up to 1964, and as usual covers all the A and B-sides and includes a couple of contemporary album tracks in stereo for good measure. The rest of the CD is in original mono and never waivers from the true singles masters as they were issued in the US. This volume covers the period just as Fats was cooling off chart-wise and includes singles released on Imperial after he had left for ABC Paramount in 1963. This is the least reissued period of Fats Domino but contains many gems. The booklet is packed with great pictures, period advertising and detailed information, and is a handsome companion to the previous volumes and completes the set.
1961 had been a good year for New Orleans R&B, with hits by Joe Barry, Ernie K-Doe, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Chris Kenner and Fats, but things started to cool off in '62 for our man. It was as if after ten years of hits for him, the gates were swinging open to a plethora of talent from New Orleans and Louisiana. As the 60s progressed this presence continued to be felt, with hits by Jessie Hill, Lee Dorsey, the Dixie Cups and others, while Fats’ star waned, exacerbated by a change of record company and a change in the listening tastes of young record buyers, but in retrospect it’s clear that the decline in hit records was not reflected by a drop in quality.
The sides here include ‘Jambalaya’, ‘You Win Again’ and ‘Your Cheating Heart’, Fats' take on the great Hank Williams, at a time when Ray Charles was changing the face of R&B with covers of country material; some great New Orleans R&B in ‘I Hear You Knocking’, ‘You Always Hurt The One You Love’ and ‘Goin’ Home’; and superb original songs such as ‘My Real Name’, ‘Dance With Mr Domino’ and ‘Did You Ever See A Dream Walking’ – all in all a veritable feast of Fats at his best. Fats’ albums were still strong sellers, and from 1962’s “Just Domino” we have included ‘Teenage Love’ and ‘La La’ – as they were released at the time in stereo, we have included stereo masters in this collection.
Fats Domino has a larger than life profile following Hurricane Katrina, and he and his producer/songwriter Dave Bartholomew have been honoured by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Today Fats’ name is up there with the great surviving rock’n’roll legends. Now’s the time to complete your library of his Imperial singles. Rest assured, take any volume from the series and you will never be less than happy, and more than likely be ready to get up and dance!
By Brian Nevill (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2012||CD||18.00 €
|Ferlin Husky - Love Is The Sweetest Thing - The Early Album Collection 2CD
Ferlin Husky was a man who had three separate careers the most prolific of which, and the one he will be most remembered for is his country-pop career and that is what this fantastic 2CD focuses on.
Four original albums: 'Songs of the Home & Heart'; 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams'; 'Sittin' on a Rainbow' and 'Walkin' and a Hummin'' together on one collection for the first time ever.
As if 48 tracks of honky tonk classics from the master of the genre wasn't enough there are also fully detailed liner notes that cover his entire career.
|Jasmine Records 2012||CD||15.00 €
|Fever Tree - Live 1969
PREVIOUSLY UNISSUED LIVE RECORDING SHOWCASING THE FINAL STAGE APPEARANCE BY THIS LEGENDARY GARAGE COMBO’S ORIGINAL LINEUP!
The never-released 1969 live effort from Fever Tree! Gulf Coast punk phenoms the Bostwick Vines see Cream and Hendrix and bring their tough interpretation of that combination to Hollywood, California. With three unique studio albums to their name, Fever Tree splinters after this live gig in Texas, but not before laying down one final testament to their evermore worth as swooning psychedelic rockers.
Sharpening their chops on the Gulf Coast circuit, followed by a high-profile opening night gig at Hollywood’s legendary Kaleidoscope, Fever Tree developed a keen sense of musical drama and dynamics. This versatility is in sharp display on the concert’s rendition of their underground radio hit “San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native).” For the rest, Live 1969 focuses on groovers, a perfect set-up for the gliding fuzztones of lead guitarist Michael Knust, the sonic organ of Rob Landes, the thick rhythms provided by E.E. “Bud” Wolfe III on bass and John Tuttle on drumsand the dynamic, driving lead vocals of Dennis Keller.
“Don’t Come Crying to Me Girl,” a song originally found on the band’s second album, levitates the band beyond any earthly confines. Elsewhere, the set moves between a soaring cover of Donovan’s “Hey Gyp,” their own power pop “Grand Candy Young Sweet” and a whirlng psych take on Wilson Pickett’s “Ninety-Nine and One Half (Won’t Do).” Playing as if their lives depended on it, Live 1969 captures a band at the height of its powers, forever preserved on this final audio testament.
|Sundazed Music 2011||LP||20.00 €
|Fireballs - Exotic Guitars From The Clovis Vaults
Norman Petty was way ahead of the game back in the 50s when he realised that he could double his strike rate simply by releasing recordings under the separate identities of the Crickets and Buddy Holly, even though the recordings were basically made by the same group of musicians. This was a tactic he followed with the Fireballs to an even greater extent, changing their name according to fashion or the whim of the day. They began as simply the Fireballs, then became Chuck Tharp & the Fireballs, returned to being the Fireballs again before becoming Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs, which was then distilled down to just Jimmy Gilmer, before finally returning to being the Fireballs once more.
Petty's penchant for multiple identities has actually served us very well for our new giant 30-track Fireballs project. Added to a host of never before released instrumentals by the band are further tracks they cut under the alias of Guitars Inc and another 18 recorded while they were masquerading as the String-A-Longs in 1968. By then the original String-A-Longs, who Petty also recorded at his Clovis studios, had disbanded some three years previously. Petty had had the foresight to register the String-A-Longs name to himself and so he decided to mop up any residual interest in the group with an LP titled “Wide World Hits”. This was actually recorded by the Fireballs although released under the String-A-Longs name.
Fortunately for us the Fireballs never turn in anything less that an excellent performance no matter who they are supposed to be, so their String-A-Longs recordings are just as valuable as anything else they cut during their long and distinguished career. As well as the complete “Wide World Hits” album we also include here ‘Popi’, a rare 45 that was also released under the String-A-Longs moniker on Atco. To this we add a further five titles – ‘Dock Of The Bay’, ‘Light My Fire’, ‘Love Child’, ‘Hold Me Tight’ and ‘Stormy’ – which were recorded for the project but have lain forgotten in Petty's Clovis vaults ever since then.
At the heart of the String-A-Longs sound was the sweet-toned Magnatone amplifier. Fireballs lead guitarist George Tomsco reflects today, “It’s kind of strange that the String-A-Longs sound should begin and end with the Fireballs. We first used Norman’s Magnatone amplifiers back in 1959 when we recorded ‘Nearly Sunrise’. The amp produced a very sweet tone which was just too pretty for me back then – I was 19 just wanted to rock’n’roll!” Petty subsequently pressed the String-A-Longs into using the amp on ‘Wheels’ after the Fireballs had declined to record the tune. It went on to sell millions and George Tomsco is still kicking himself.
The Guitars Inc project was another Petty experiment from around 1963. The rare ‘Little Toy’ and ‘Holiday Love’ have never been on CD before and we are delighted to include them here. There was even more good luck when our diligent researcher Alec Palao discovered a dusty old tape box in the Clovis vaults with Guitars Inc scrawled on it. This proved to be another great find and we are thrilled to be able to present the bright and breezy ‘Mexican Firefly’ for the very first time anywhere.
All of the titles on “Exotic Guitars From The Clovis Vaults” are taken from Norman Petty's expertly crafted master tapes and they sound as fresh and pristine as the day they were recorded.
By Dave Burke, Pipeline Magazine
|Ace Records 2010||CD||22.00 €
|Francoise Hardy - Midnight Blues - Paris London 1968-1972
The events of May 1968 across France signalled the end of the yé-yé era and a new seriousness in French pop. Unlike perky domestic stars such as Sheila or France Gall, Françoise Hardy had always had a moody image – in reality she was chronically shy. A keen astrologer, this is something she has always been quick to blame on her star sign, Capricorn: “You have the longest nights, the longest absence. When the sun is in Capricorn, you are not there. You are below the horizon. You are invisible.” 1968 was also the year she retired from public performance after a rare tour of Britain.
Françoise had set up her own independent Asparagus Productions in late 1967. Initially, her old label Vogue continued to distribute her records, but in 1969 Françoise signed a deal with the small Sonopresse imprint, where she would stay until 1972. For many of her fans this is the most intriguing and exciting part of her career.
From the beginning of her career and into the early 70s, Françoise recorded quite extensively in English, German, Italian and Spanish, but that material is not easy to find these days. This collection, recorded variously in Paris and London between 1968 and 1972, comprises tracks drawn from her albums “En Anglais”, “One-Nine-Seven-Zero” and “Françoise Hardy” (aka “If You Listen”) and offers a very welcome opportunity to hear her perform in English.
1965’s ‘All Over The World’ had given Françoise her only UK Top 20 hit. Although she couldn’t follow it up in Britain, France remained loyal and she was still a huge star there when she made her first full, specially recorded English language album “En Anglais” in 1968.
“One-Nine-Seven-Zero” – released worldwide in 1969, but never in France– was recorded at several different sessions in London and Paris, and with a number of disparate collaborators. Though its variety of studios and arrangers could have made it a patchwork, the album is held together by a clutch of songs written and produced by Tommy Brown and Micky Jones. The opening trio – ‘Song Of Winter’, ‘Magic Horse’, ‘Strange Shadows’ – are especially strong, with warm, full arrangements by Jean-Pierre Sabar.
Jones and Brown also contributed ‘Bown Bown Bown’ to 1972’s “Françoise Hardy”, recorded at Sound Techniques in Chelsea with folk rock producer Tony Cox. Sound Techniques was a bit like a social club for folk musos from Joe Boyd’s Witchseason stable. The Trees album had been recorded there, as had albums by Fairport Convention and Fotheringay. The latter’s Gerry Conway and Pat Donaldson played on the sessions for Françoise’s album, along with Richard Thompson and Fairport drummer Dave Mattacks.
There are precious few enough albums from this golden period of folk rock as it is; this release gives long overdue exposure to a unique coming together of the British folk underground and a French musical legend.
By Bob Stanley (Ace Records)
|Ace Records 2013||CD||18.00 €
|Frankie Ford - Sea Cruise And Other Hits
This Frankie Ford collection brings together all of his late '50s and early '60s recordings in one package and includes the complete 'Sea Cruise' album; the title track of which is one of the most popular rock and roll anthems of all time!
Features the cream of New Orleans rock and roll session men including Dr. John.
With the combination of Frankie's great voice and gritty attitude and it's no wonder he was one of the pioneers of the early New Orleans R&B sound. Although his chart success is now a distant memory he is still recording and performing today.
Fully detailed liner notes cover his entire career make this another must have from Jasmine!
|Jasmine Records 2011||CD||12.00 €
|Frankie Laine - Rocks And Gravel
Welcome to the husky, devil-may-care world of Frankie Laine. A place where hammers strike rocks, bullets find vengeance and the sweat of the working man and the embrace of the great outdoors are lauded above all.
Born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio, ‘Frankie’ inherited all the gusto and big-chested burl of his Italian antecedents and would go on to sell over 100 million records worldwide at his peak (the 1950s and early ‘60s). ‘Mr. Leather Lungs’ belted out tough but tender blue-collar tales (“That Lucky Old Sun”) and stirring western odes (“The 3:10 To Yuma”) with equal aplomb over powerful arrangements (many by John Williams - later of “Star Wars” and “Superman” fame).
Deluxe collector’s edition, lovingly curated and remastered from the original Columbia master tapes featuring exclusive liner notes, rare photos, ephemera and a host of tracks never before seen on CD.
Barrels blazing, tonsils sizzling...Frankie Laine was a wanted man!
*Remastered 2010 from the original Columbia master tapes!
*Deluxe packaging, 20 page full colour booklet with scholarly liner notes, rare photos, memorabilia etc.
*First release on CD for many tracks! 8 45 only cuts!
*28 track CD! All original recordings!
|Omni Recording Coropration 2010||CD||19.00 €
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