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  • Various - Rockin Spot Volume 4 – Cheryl (CD)

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    The Rockin’ Spot is a late-night music club that plays the living end of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rockabilly, and Rhythm & Blues music with the moving and grooving titillating rhythms on volume 03 Jeanie Atomicat Records (ACCD131) being sourced from the years 1956 through to 1962.

    Cheryl is the fourth volume in the series and the name-dropping titles include; The Maharajahs, Sweet Loretta, The Gaye Sisters, Oh Ricky, Bobby Darin, Pity Miss Kitty, Benny Ingram, Jello Sal, Gene Vincent, Anna Annabelle, Danny Zella, Sapphire, Roy Brown New Rebecca Wynonie Harris Sweet Lucy Brown and many more. Between the thematic titles you hear tunes rocking rolling bop rockers about love; Rudy Greene, Juicy Fruit Bobby Dean, Dime Store Pony Tail, Billy Riley, Pearly Lee, Frank Brunson, I Believe In You, Jay Brinkley Crazy Crazy Heart, Dodie Stevens, So Let’s Dance and many more. Roger and The Tourains, Searchin’ For A Girl, and they found themselves lucky as Jackie Lee Cochran croons about Endless Love and brings the fun to an end

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  • Various - Rhythm & Western Vol. 7 – Jambalaya (CD)

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    Friends, you are holding the fifth opus of ”Rhythm & Western” and we got 5 more boss volumes on ice. I must confess Solomon Burke’s classic ”How Many Times” always sounded like a Country song to me, so I’m glad I could include it here, Damita Jo delivers does a fantastic version of Ray Price’s classic C&W hit ”Crazy Arms” also recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis, Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, and countless others, another Country hit ”You’re The Reason” (originally recorded by Bobby Edwards) is delivered by Arthur Alexander. The great Fats Domino is next with his famous version of ”Jambalaya” (originally written and recorded by Hank Williams), King Curtis gives a splendid rendition of Hank Snow’s ”I’m Movin’ On” also recorded by a buttload of other artists. To my knowledge, Little Richard never recorded a ”bonafide” country song, but some of his Gospel stuff sounds just like it. Just listen to ”Do Lord, Remember Me” if you have any doubt. Sonny Boy Williamson II (a.k.a. Rice Miller) and Peppermint Harris, with ”Wake Up Baby” and ”I Got Loaded” are offering two delightful bronze hillbilly tunes, and ””Solid As A Rock” is probably the closest thing to country music ever recorded by Jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald. More fave black C&W of mine by The Twilighters (Hootenanny Stomp), The Sharps (Look At Me), Ruth Brown (Jack O’Diamonds), Magic Sam (Square Dance Rock Part 1), Ted Taylor (Keep Walking On), Pee Wee Crayton (Little Bitty Things) , Bobby Day (Undecided), Fats Domino (Bo Weavil). Smokey Hogg (Late Prowling Girl), Ketty Lester (Love Letters), Ben E. King (My Heart Cries For You), and Rochell & The Candles (When My Baby Is Gone) are all top-notch tracks. Country Music fans probably heard ”Hearts Of Stone” by Red Foley and the song has been recorded by tons of other artists. I picked the cool version recorded by Otis Williams and The Charms over the one by The Jewels for this volume -but they are both great. Johnny Nash is next with another Western classic ”Cigareetes, Whusky & Wild Wild” originally recorded by The Sons Of The Pioneers. R&B diva Dinah Washington had a top 3 R&B hit in 1954 with the Hank Snow’s number ”I Don’t Hurt Anymore” but I heard versions of this song by Eddie Fisher, Faron Young, Johnny Cash, Narvel Felts, Bill Haley, and Janis Martin. Another western tune penned and first recorded by Hank Williams: ”Cold Cold Heart” is sung by Nat King Cole and two gospel songs that sound just like C&W by Sister Rosetta (On My Way) and Professor Johnson and his Gospel Singers (Where Shall I Be) are really worth more than a spin. The closing number is an older classic blues recording from the 1930s the great Casey Bill Weldon which sounds just like Western Swing. Enjoy!

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  • Various - More Boss Black Rockers Vol. 6 – Everything’s Cool (CD)

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    Maailman parhaan sarjan jatko!

    As y’all already know, so many similar projects were devoted through the years to white rock and rollers (even the most obscure and unknown) and very little to the people that not only ”originated” this music and played it long before white musicians started to fool around with it. They also continued to play it when black Rhythm and Blues music was suddenly re-named ”Rock and Roll” to appeal to a wider white audience in segregated America and became a multi-racial genre in the mid-1950s. Once again, some tunes are pretty well-known, but the vast majority are not. Chances are that you never-ever heard a lot of the tracks included here – even if a lot of them were pretty popular in the 1950s among both black and white Rock and Roll fans. Most of the artists in this new series (just like the first one) were actually household names in the ”Rock and Roll World” of the ’50s and early ’60s. When Rock & Roll history was re-written from a strictly white rock standpoint only a few black rockers were included (maybe less than a dozen) when actually back in the day almost every African-American R&B act (maybe a MILLION or more) was actually Rock & Roll and white artists were actually a minority for a long time. So ”BLACK” by popular demand here’s to you ”MORE Boss Black Rockers.” DIG IT!

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  • Various - More Boss Black Rocker Vol 1 – Guitar Pickin´ Fool (+ bonus CD) (LP)

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    Eka osa 10 osan sarjaa. ENNAKKOON LOPPUUNMYYTY levy-yhtiöltä. Joten saa tilata heti.

    More Boss Black Rockers Vol. 1: Guitar Pickin’ Fool serves as a reminder, not to mention an introduction for many of the originators of this wonderful genre of music, who had the creativity and vision to bring these wild and dangerous sounds to life, included within the very grooves of this magnificent artefact which, if you are reading this, you are now the proud recipient of. By containing a thoroughly compelling line-up of rock ‘n’ roll, and one that also serves as a history lesson, the final words on this chapter are quite simply, “Hail, hail

    More Boss Black Rockers Vol. 1: Guitar Pickin’ Fool!”. Contains a free 28 track CD!

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  • Various - Lincoln Chase – Fancy Dance – The Koko Mojo Records Songwriter Series (CD)

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    The Koko Mojo Records Songwriter Series continues with an exploration of the skills of Lincoln Chase during Fancy Dance (KM-CD-173). The album focuses on and includes alongside the man himself singing, white and black artists, who also sang his compositions, of which numerous versions became hits. The songs are sourced from the years 1953 to 1963 with twenty titles coming from the 1950s, and the album is programmed year by year. Due to Chase’s mixed Cuban and West Indian parentage, some of his sounds have an exotic sound and tempo, and his legacy is weird, wacky, and intriguing. The Koko Mojo ethos of digging deeper means you can add lesser-known recordings to your collection. Dee Jay Mark Armstrong Bühl, Germany (KM-CD-173)Koko Mojo Records, The Songwriter Series, Lincoln Chase, Fancy Dance.

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    From a mixed race parentage of Cuba and West Indian, a child named Lincoln Chase was born on 29 June 1926 in New York City. As he grow up his musical skill became apparent; he became a pianist and composer, trained in music at the American Academy of Music in New York City, and then began his own recording and songwriting career. The vibrant and largely neglected music from his pen is sourced from the years 1953 to 1963 with twenty titles coming from the 1950s. The album purposefully omits, the novelty and love ballads, plus the titles Chase wrote for Shirley Ellis to focus on the rockin’ side of his penmanship. The album contains a wide variety of music and sound that will appeal to collectors, and be of interest to those who wish to hear something which is not overly reissued. The album’s intention is to offer a tribute to an artist who wrote and sang and crafted numerous hit records. Chase remains relatively unknown to many even though he wrote songs that were very different from that of other songsmiths, and numerous versions of his songs are in circulation. With this album, Koko Mojo Records’ aim is to inform people about his music and his importance to the music world. Due to Chase’s mixed Cuban and West Indian parentage, some of his sounds have an exotic sound and tempo, and his mainstream compositions are well-known, unlike the man himself. Chase is featured within the album performing solo, and with The Sandmen, who had in their membership Benjamin Peay, aka Brook Benton, and The Spencer-Hagen Orchestra providing a full arrangement. The Vulture Song which opens the album could have people thinking he was Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and this is one of the two “very odd-ball” titles on the album, that is wacky and compelling to hear. Of the less-known artists who did not have a large legacy or moved into other music genres you will hear; the powerful vocal cords of Beulah Swan, Don’t Steal My Heart, The Playboys stroll tempo, Rock, Moan And Cry, and Mel Jackson’s madcap flip-side, She Took The Whole Shebang which sounds like a real-life situation turned into a song. There are two R&B jump tunes from the Du-Droppers, and sophisticated melodies from; Ruth Brown, The Orioles, Roy Hamilton, and future soul music star the eleven-year-old George Benson sings with conviction She Makes Me Mad. Along the album’s journey, you will learn about his legacy, which includes, the song Such A Night which has numerous cover versions including; The Drifters, Johnny Ray, Elvis Presley, Dinah Washington, and Mac Allen Smith whose interpretation is on the album. The same applies to That’s All I Need, which LaVern Baker, The Mills Brothers, and Rusty Draper recorded and Chase is included singing his own song. Chase also wrote Jim Dandy and Jim Dandy Got Married for Lavern Baker, both songs are on the album although Ann-Margret sings Jim Dandy. There are more white rockers tuning their vocal cords to his penmanship and along the musical journey you will hear; Nick Greene singing The Blues Down Home, and this song makes its CD debut, Be My Kitten Little Chicken, by Teddy Randazzo is jiving rock ‘n’ roll, and there are two moody mid-tempo rockers, Come A Little Closer Baby by Joey Castle, and country artist Red Foley Blues sounding very different to his other recording on Blues In My Red Wagon Blues. There are several white ladies with contrasting styles namely; Bunny Paul with the jive tempo, Leave My Heart Alone, Carol Hughes with the fast rocker Fancy Dance, Maureen Cannon’s plea of MamTma Come Save Your Child, and the “odd-ball” the ultra-strange One Billion Seven Million, Thirty-Three from The Tranquils. The sleeve notes from the reissue producer and Dee Jay Mark Armstrong will give a brief history about the naughty boy of music, and where available session information is included. The album is topped off with the best possible sound quality possible from our mastering team at our El Paso, Texas, Studio. The album sleeves are made from top-quality eco-friendly cardboard and lavishly decorated by design artist and working musician Urban Zotel. Koko Mojo Records endeavor to use some lesser-known and for some, perhaps more obscure titles and adds something unexpected to every album. The album is ideal for Dee Jays to fill the dance floor with, and for home listening or while cruising around. Mojo Records “Often imitated, never duplicated.” All that remains is to say, “Crank up the volume and dig these musical gems. Dee Jay Mark Armstrong Bühl, Germany

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  • Various - Boss Black Rockers Vol 8 – Cool It (LP)

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    Dear Cats and Kittens, dig this cool array of killer black rock and roll from the ”Golden Age” of American music. So many similar projects were devoted through the years to white rock and rollers (even the most obscure and unknown) and very little to the people that not only ”originated” this music and played it long before white musicians started to fool around with it. They also continued to play it when black ”Rhythm and Blues” music was suddenly re-named ”Rock and Roll” to appeal to a wider white audience in segregated America and became a multi-racial genre in the mid-1950s. Some tunes on ”Boss Black Rockers” are pretty well-known and some are pretty obscure – even if a lot of those were actually pretty popular in the 1950s among both black and white Rock and Roll fans. Most of the artists in this series were actually household names in the ”Rock and Roll World” of the ’50s and early ’60s. I sure hope with this great series to finally set things straight. After the massive success of this series on CD, we finally decided to release ”Boss Black Rockers” on vinyl LPs, cherry-picking the best songs ( a very hard task) from each and every volume. Dig it!

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  • Various - Boogie A Rama Volume 1 (CD)

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    The album is perfect for your local dance-hall or cellar bar with the tempo to get the ladies onto the dance-floor and dance all night long.

    On the thirty-song Stroll-a-Rama Volume Two there is a mixture of several strolling tempos, Rhythm & Blues, Doo Wop, Rockabilly, and White Rock ‘N’ Roll, which is chosen for different locations, large festivals, your local dance-hall or a small and dark cellar bar. Included Rhythm & Blues artists are; The Dories, The Nutmegs, Wilbert Harrison and Willie Cobbs and Rockabilly and Hillbilly performers comprise of; Bob Vidone and The Rhythm Rockers, The Playboys, The Sting-Rays, Zeb Turner and Bailey’s Nervous Kats, Wanda Jackson and the little known Judy Harriet. Chuck Berry, Jack Scott, Dick Dale, and a post-Holly, Crickets line up bring Star quality into the album. For additional variety of sound walking into the show are with interesting cover versions are; Vince Taylor, French rocker Jacky Moulière, and we go ”down-under” to introduce you to the talent of The Keil Isles. To end the album Rhythm Bomb Records, provide two recordings from their roster, German outfit, The Round-Up Boys and Italians, Vince and The Sun Boppers who walk the album to a close. Atomicat endeavors to use some lesser-known and for some, perhaps more obscure titles and add something unexpected to every album. Most certainly one person’s stroll can be another’s jive, and different clubs and countries do not dance at the same tempo, and we do not aim to preach only to give you danceable music. This album is compiled by well-known Dee Jay and face on the music scene Mark Armstrong, who has been Dee Jaying since his early teen years. Our albums have; stunning design, sleeve notes, songs, mastered for the best possible sound available. The disc is housed in an attractively designed cardboard sleeve, specially constructed to avoid the use of plastic and be environmentally friendly.

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  • Wray Link - & The Wraymen + Bonus (CD)

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    The Definitive Edition + 16 Bonus Tracks.

    Link Wray was perhaps the first important instrumental rock musician to feature the power chord prominently – the major modus operandi ofmodern rock guitarists. His impact has been felt throughout almost every genre of music for the last five decades (from rock & roll to garage, country, blues, punk, grunge and surf music). His instrumental rock gem, ”Rumble”, crackles with manic energy. Everything that was handed down to today’s current crop of headbangers from the likes of Led Zeppelin and The Who can be traced back to this hero from Dunn, North Carolina. Link Wray’s sound, style and career stood at an intersection of rock & roll, the rise of the guitar instrumental, the cult of the juvenile delinquent, and modernity in general. This quintessential collector’s edition contains Wray’s magnificent and essential debut album, Link Wray & the Wraymen (1960). In addition, are included 16 bonus tracks consisting of alternate takes, demos and hard to find sides from his early and best years on the Epic and Cadence labels. Here is the material upon which Wray’s unique reputation was built.

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  • Memphis Slim - Rocks (CD)

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    ​1-CD Digipak with 36-page booklet, 29 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

    In his lifetime, Memphis Slim was probably the best-known blues singer in the world, moving from Memphis to Chicago and finally to Paris in the early 1960s. But it’s no exaggeration to say that Memphis Slim could rock with the best of them – and this CD is here to prove it!

    Memphis Slim was born Peter Chatman in Memphis in 1915. His music was based on the raucous, driving piano of the barrelhouse during the boogie-woogie era.
    The 29 rocking tracks on this Bear Family Records® CD here were all made in the USA before Slim moved to Paris.
    They were made when Slim was still an integral and influential part of the American black music scene – the days when R&B was rock and roll, recorded between 1942 and 1961.
    By the definitions of their time, tracks like Rockin’ The House, Pacemaker Boogie, Midnight Jump and the rest were rock and roll.
    Memphis Slim Rocks, for sure!
    We’ve included here Slim’s original version of Nobody Loves Me, his best-known song when renamed Every Day I Have The Blues and recorded by the giants of jazz, blues and rock.
    Cross-label compilation (Bluebird, Miracle, VeeJay, Strand, King, Premium, United, Chess).
    Compilation and liner notes by British blues and R’n’R expert Martin Hawkins.
    Full-color, illustrated 36-page booklet and careful sound restoration round out this important release.

    Although we’ve picked Slim’s rockinest tracks here, there is variety in his piano and vocal performances, and you can still hear all the elements of blues and gospel and R&B that shaped him.
    When he took that music to Chicago in the 1940s and formed an R&B group, The House Rockers, many of the recordings he made then were firmly in the advance guard of rock and roll.

    Slim always maintained a fine band of mainly Memphis musicians. These included sax players Ernest Cotton and Alex Atkins, and particularly the sensational guitar player Matt Murphy.

    ‘Guitar’ Murphy gained great prominence through the ‘Blues Brothers’ movie, and bluesman and producer Willie Dixon told ‘Living Blues’ that Matt ‘is definitely the best guitar player, the best one I heard anywhere.’

    Talking in Paris in 1968, Memphis Slim said: ‘I’ve had a good life. Well, I had a very bad life, but it took a bad life to make it a good life for me. And I mean by that that I played my dues very early, and now I think I am reaping the benefit.’

    By the time he died in 1988, Slim had become known around the world and the U.S. Senate had resolved that ‘Memphis Slim become an ambassador at large of good will for the United States.’

    The Memphis Music hall of fame and the Blues Foundation hall of fame both have Memphis Slim among their inducted members. The Rock and Roll hall does not, but maybe when they hear these 29 rocking tracks they will find a place for the man who always rocked the house wherever he played.

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  • Various - On The Dancefloor With A Bop! – 36 Tunes To Bop The Blues Away! (CD)

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    1-CD Digipak with 36-page booklet, 36 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

    Along with Lindy Hop, Jive, Bunny Hop, Twist and other trendy dances, Bop ranks among dance favorites of fans of Rock & Roll and Rockabilly.
    Mostly associated with the music of Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps in the 1950s, bop has been praised countless times and has become very popular.
    Bear Family Records® delivers with this thoroughbred Rockabilly and Rock & Roll album in our ‘Dancefloor’ series the fitting 36-track soundtrack to a wild evening of bopping, stamped by the most popular bopper, Gene Vincent with Dance To The Bop, Bop Street or Bluejean Bop.
    In addition to well-known titles such as Boppin’ The Blues by Carl Perkins or Honey Bop by Wanda Jackson, we are pleased to present lesser-known tunes by Doug Amerson, King Victor and Leroy & His Continentals, among others.
    Liner notes by Chicago’s Boppin’ Bill Dahl are part of the extensive illustrated companion book.

    Bopping has been a beloved Bear Family Records® tradition for as long as the company has been in existence. So ‘On The Dancefloor with a Bop!’ is a natural for us: 36 hauling rockers perfect for doing The Bop or any other dance you’re in the mood for!

    This one’s strongly weighted towards rockabilly classics, with mainstays that include Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins, Wanda Jackson, Brenda Lee, Jack Earls, Eddie Bond, and Al Ferrier cutting loose with one savage rocker after another.

    Yet some of the set’s incendiary highlights are supplied by total unknowns: Chicago rocker Billy Prager & His Caravans’ one-off stunner Do It Bop, Doug Amerson’s Bop, Man, Bop, Larry and His Rocking Montclair’s’ Crazy Bop, and Leroy & The Continentals’ Continental Bop fully belong in the same exalted company as their legendary discmates.

    Add blistering classics by Don Willis, Alvis Wayne, Mike Fern, Ronnie Pearson, Ray Scott, Vern Pullens, The Jodimars, Lew Williams, Alvadean Coker, and Ferlin Husky’s zany alter ego Simon Crum, and you have a veritable non-stop bopping explosion!

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  • Various - Happy Birthday Baby! – 32 (Un-) Happy Tunes For Your Birthday Party (CD)

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    1-CD digipak with 36 page booklet, 32 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

    The first CD compilation with tunes from the fifties and early sixties around the theme ’Birthday’.
    A great birthday gift, because …. everybody has birthday, and that every year anew!
    The CD album on Bear Family Records® comes with a ’birthday sticker’ on which you can inscribe the name of the birthday child.
    Besides classics by the Tune Weavers, Neal Sedaka or Paul Anka, ‘Happy Birthday, Baby! – 32 (Un-) Happy Tunes For Your Birthday Party’ delivers some rarities like Tino’s Got The Birthday Blues Again, Barry Mann’s Happy Birthday Broken Heart and the German version Happy Birthday Josefin (Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen) by the Key Brothers.
    Seven songs on CD for the first time!
    Detailed liner notes by Bill Dahl.

    Everyone knows the simple words and melody to Happy Birthday. But there are a great many other musical methods of conveying sincere natal day wishes. A bounty of them comprise Bear Family Records®‘ ‘Happy Birthday, Baby! – 32 (Un-) Happy Tunes For Your Birthday Party,‘ guaranteed to make any celebration more fun.

    Neil Sedaka’s Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen is a must, as are Johnny Crawford’s Cindy’s Birthday and The Tuneweavers‘ Happy, Happy Birthday Baby—but no more so than the late Jerry Lee Lewis‘ gloriously salacious Birthday Cake (Keep Your Hands Off Of It) or Lesley Gore’s heartbroken It’s My Party.

    R&B greats Louis Jordan, Sil Austin, and Claudine Clark chime in with rollicking greetings, as do rockabilly warriors Steve Carl, Wanda Jackson, and Glenn Barber.

    There’s a teen element here too, courtesy of Paul Anka, Kathy Young & The Innocents, and The Pixies Three; pop wailer Johnnie Ray checks in with When’s Your Birthday, Baby.

    The next time your birthday rolls around, just pop this collection into your CD machine and push ‘play’—it’s an instant party!

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  • Turner Big Joe - Blues No. 5 – Big Joe Is Here (10``LP)

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    BEAR FAMILY Vinyl Club Exclusive – limited collectors edition, exclusively from Bear Family’s Onlineshop and Mailorder – no reseller conditions

    1-LP 10”, light blue vinyl, limited to 500 copies. 10 tracks. Total playing time 26:20 min.

    10inch LP (limited edition – light blue vinyl)

    10 tracks. Unique 10inch in the 11000 LP collectors series.

    Reissue of the rare French 10″ LP Atlantic 332015 from 1962!
    Reproduction of the original cover of the exclusive French edition.
    Carefully remastered for this LP release and pressed on high quality vinyl!
    Limited edition of 500 copies in colored vinyl!

    In 1959, Big Joe Turner’s album ’Big Joe Is Here’ was released as a regular long-playing record, at first in the U.S. on Atlantic 8033. Three years later, the French Atlantic label took down two tracks – Don’t You Cry and After My Laughter Came Tears – from the original LP and released ’Big Joe Is Here’ as a 10inch LP under the new title ’Blues No. 5’ with a different cover under catalog number 332015.

    The recordings for ’Big Joe Is Here’ or ’Blues No. 5’ were made in the late 1950s after Big Joe Turner had landed great rhythm and blues and R’n’R hits a few years earlier.

    In those days Turner took his cue from Kansas City combo jazz, singing blues ballads and occasionally letting his rock side break through. An atmospherically dense and soulful work.

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  • Various - Destination Jail – 31 Prison Songs From Behind The Bars (CD)

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    1 CD with 20 page booklet, 31 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

    Incarceration is a common theme in American roots music.
    Songs tell of gruesome crimes, daring escapes, self-pity, repentant pleas for a second chance in exchange for promises of category XYZ.
    Bear Family Records® delivers ’Destination Jail’, a cross-stylistic CD compilation centered around the ubiquitous phenomenon of jail in the USA.
    This CD in our midprice series delivers contributions from Marty Robbins, Jimmie Skinner, the Johnny Burnette Trio and more obscure songs from Benny Hess, Helen Grayco and Bill Carter, rock ’n’ roll and country music, a.o.
    Song titles such as The Hanging Tree, One Dead Man Ago, Midnight Train, Walking the Last Mile, Lilly’s Lament (Cell 29) and Shot Four Times And Dying describe what this CD album is all about.
    Notes and illustrations for each song in the booklet.

    Incarceration is a frequent theme in American roots music. There is plenty of songs about hideous crimes, boastful escapes, self-pity, and remorseful pleading for a second chance in exchange for XYZ.

    Especially in old-time and early country music, we find good examples of the jail theme. One might think the motif may have been derived from pieces from the Anglo-Celtic tradition.

    Indeed, songs about murder, theft, and other sinful deeds are frequent in the British songbook, yet, jail, as a metaphor or as a place of self-reflection and transformation, is an American specialty: In the Land of the Free and the Home of the Evangelically Oppressed, incarceration serves as a mirror of the self. Jail is an implicitness, like death, heaven and hell.

    With Destination Jail (BCD 17689), Bear Family Records® offers a hodgepodge of hillbilly and rock & roll obscurities and classics dealing with life behind bars. The songs feature all the various elements of the US detention system: prison – county farm, prison, and penitentiary.

    Among the better-known highlights, we find The Hanging Tree by Marty Robbins, Ronnie Hawkins’ tragical ballad about the “red light bandit” Caryl Chessman, One Dead Man Ago by honky tonk pioneer Jimmie Skinner, and the passionate Midnight Train by the Johnny Burnette Trio.

    Top tunes of the obscure portion of the sampled goodies are Benny Hess’ morbid Walking the Last Mile, Helen Grayco’s haunting Lilly’s Lament (Cell 29), and the amazing Shot Four Times and Dying by Bill Carter.

    In between, Bear Family Records® offers many goodies by Skeets McDonald, Stonewall Jackson, Webb Pierce, Bobby Darin, and many more – and no Johnny Cash (yet his spirit is evoked by several tracks on the CD).

    Bear Family Records®’ ‘Destination Jail’ is an exciting and wallet-friendly introduction to the gangsta tunes of rockabilly and classic country.

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  • Various - Sputnik! – The Launch of the Space Race (CD)

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    1 CD Digipak with 36 page booklet, 29 tracks. Total playing time approx. 75 min.

    In the 1950s, the United States and the Soviet Union engaged in a fierce race to successfully launch a satellite into space.
    The Soviet Union fired up its Sputnik satellite on Oct. 4, 1957, winning the race and heating up the battle for space supremacy.
    Bear Family Records® presents U.S. musicians and singers from a variety of genres who took this topic and recorded a variety of songs, all dealing with the space age.
    R’n’R with Joe Montgomery and Carl Mann, R&B with Danny Overbea, Frank Motley and Jesse Belvin, a.o., plus instrumentals, percussionists, vocal groups and guitarists such as Johnny ’Guitar’ Watson, Jimmy Bryant and Speedy West.
    Extensive liner notes by music expert and historian Bill Dahl in the illustrated and detailed booklet.
    Carefully restored recordings, primarily from the 1950s and 1960s.
    Look forward to a wild ride through the stratosphere!

    On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik into earth’s orbit, the satellite’s ascendancy officially commencing the Space Age.

    Naturally, rock and rollers inclined toward social commentary offered their own musical spin on the interplanetary action, as did singers from other genres—country, R&B, pop, surf, and a number of styles in between.

    They’re all represented on this galactic Bear Family compilation, from rockabillies Joe Montgomery, Carl Mann, and Jerry Engler to R&B stalwarts Danny Overbea, Paul Perryman, Frank (Dual Trumpet) Motley, and velvet-voiced Jesse Belvin.

    Songs about satellites sail skyward, interspersed with high-flying instrumentals by Jimmie Haskell, percussionist Bobby Christian, and the mysterious Comrade X (Dorsey Burnette was involved).

    Vocal groups have their say via Vernon Green and The Medallions, The Equadors, and The 3 Honeydrops, while Young John Watson’s 1954 instrumental masterpiece Space Guitar and mind-boggling wordless workouts by country guitar genius Jimmy Bryant and steel guitar wizard Speedy West are genuinely otherworldly.

    Take a wild ride into the stratosphere!

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  • Howlin’ Wolf - Boy, You Got The Blues There Vol. 1 (10``LP)

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    1-LP 10inch vinyl with booklet, 45 RPM, 10 tracks, total playing time 28:50 min.

    Howlin’ Wolf’s earliest recordings (1951 – 1953), recorded by Sam Phillips at his Memphis Recording Service and unreleased at the time!
    Alternate versions and unreleased masters discovered more than 25 years later.
    Brutal, primal electric blues from one of the true greats of the genre!
    Willie Johnson’s guitar amp barely survived these sessions.
    Digitally copied from the original sources and currently remastered for the vinyl edition using state-of-the-art studio technology.
    Liner notes and discographical details in the illustrated booklet by British blues expert and historian Martin Hawkins.
    Coming soon: ’Boy, You Got More Blues There’ (BAF14032) with another 10 originally unreleased Memphis recordings.

    This 10” vinyl LP contains music that cemented the style of one of the greats of the Mississippi blues and later of Chicago rhythm and blues.

    Between May 1951 and early 1953 the Howlin’ Wolf, Chester Burnett, made his first-ever recording sessions. They took place in Tennessee at the Memphis Recording Service, where producer and engineer Sam Phillips was not afraid to take a chance on a singer who was already over forty years old and whose then small claim to fame was a local radio show across the river at KWEM in West Memphis.

    In fact, nothing would have stopped Phillips recording the Wolf. Phillips was captivated by his voice. He was the first to hear and understand the man’s potential.

    Sam Phillips said that he heard Wolf on the radio and got word to him at KWEM that he would be interested in recording him. He placed him under contract in spring 1951, and sold Wolf’s recordings to Chess Records in Chicago. The first release, How Many More Years, became a national number four R&B chart hit that summer.

    Chester Burnett, the Howlin’ Wolf, only recorded in Memphis for two years, but that was time enough for him and his band with the ingenious guitarist Willie Johnson to perfect many of his trademark phrases, howls, rhythms, riffs, and solos.

    Sam Phillips captured all these moments of creation in the ten tracks in this album (and in ten more in the linked album ‘Boy, You Got More Blues There’ – BAF14032) which remained unissued in Phillips’ tape boxes for over twenty-five years until rediscovered.

    So, what you hear in this album is vitally important blues music, and it’s supremely good.

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  • Os Catalepticos - Hungry For Meat, Thirsty for Blood / Death March (gold) (7 single/EP)

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    Limited to 105 hand numbered copies on gold vinyl.

    Recorded, mixed and mastered in Curitiba-Brazil, December 2019

    Two punch-in-the-face tracks from the brasilian legends!

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  • Various - Boss Black Rockers Vol 7 – Wow Wow Baby (LP)

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    Dear Cats and Kittens, dig this cool array of killer black rock and roll from the ”Golden Age” of American music. So many similar projects were devoted through the years to white rock and rollers (even the most obscure and unknown) and very little to the people that not only ”originated” this music and played it long before white musicians started to fool around with it. They also continued to play it when black ”Rhythm and Blues” music was suddenly re-named ”Rock and Roll” to appeal to a wider white audience in segregated America and became a multi-racial genre in the mid-1950s. Some tunes on ”Boss Black Rockers” are pretty well-known and some are pretty obscure – even if a lot of those were actually pretty popular in the 1950s among both black and white Rock and Roll fans. Most of the artists in this series were actually household names in the ”Rock and Roll World” of the ’50s and early ’60s. I sure hope with this great series to finally set things straight. After the massive success of this series on CD, we finally decided to release ”Boss Black Rockers” on vinyl LPs, cherry-picking the best songs ( a very hard task) from each and every volume. Dig it!

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