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  • Various - Rock ’n’ Roll Floozy 2 – Lazy Susan (CD)

    15,00

    Hyvä kokoelma! Harvinaista matskua. 28 raw and greasy little-known Rock’n’Roll songs. Volume two of five …

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  • Various - Motorvatin’ Vol. 3 (CD)

    15,00

    3rd volume of the ultimative collection of car songs seen thru the eyes of black folks – sang by Rhythm & Blues artists

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  • Glasser Dick (aka Dick Lory) - A Handsome Guy (CD)

    13,00

    The multi-talented DICK GLASSER, who also recorded prolifically as DICK LORY, cut a slew of Rock & Roll and Teeners’ Pop 45s between 1956-62, and also enjoyed considerable success as a songwriter, producer and music publisher.

    Although his commercial success was patchy (he registered his biggest hit, ’Handsome Guy’, in Australia!), sides like ’Catty Town’, ’Cool It Baby’, ’Crazy Love’, ’Wild-Blooded Woman’, ’Crazy Little Daisy’, ’Heartaches Over You’ and ’The Pain Is Here’ (perhaps his finest record), all included herein, are highly sought-after collectors’ items.

    This compilation presents the very best of his releases between 1956-62, across seven different record labels, billed variously as Dicks Glasser and/or Lory, as well as ’guest appearances’ fronting Pee Wee King’s band and with his three brothers, as Dickie & The Gee’s and The Toppers.

    The first time that this body of work has been thus compiled, this is all monstrously good stuff, while a great many of these sides have never previously appeared on CD.

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  • Various - True & Faithful – Elvis Soundalikes (CD)

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    Eihän tässä ole ainuttakaan huonoa biisiä.

    Ever since ELVIS PRESLEY conquered the world, back in 1956, people have tried to clamber aboard the bandwagon, be they producers, record companies, rival singers, or whatever.

    Nowadays, many thousands of Elvis imitators earn a living, dressing up as and desperately trying to sing like The King; but back in the day, his imitators merely tried to sound like him.

    This eclectic compilation presents thirty-five Elvis ’wannabe soundalikes’, which range from million-sellers to the downright obscure, all recorded between 1956 and 1962.

    The well-known names compiled herein include Cliff Richard & The Drifters, Conway Twitty, Eddie Cochran, Johnny Burnette, Billy Fury, Ral Donner, Charlie Rich, Johnny Rivers, Charlie Gracie, etc., while the ’unknowns’ include Jimmy Meng, Eli Whitney, Barry Stanton, Lafay Hawkins, Gary Middleton, and Bobby Stevens.

    In true Jasmine tradition, several of the rare and collectable sides included on this set are impossible to find elsewhere on CD.

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  • Wray Link - Link Wray Collection 1956-62 (2CD) (CD)

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    Guitarist and rockabilly singer Link Wray was one of the key cult figures in the history of rock ’n’ roll and modern rock, having pioneered the technique of using power chords on a distorted electric guitar, most notably on his landmark hit ”Rumble”, that was an essential feature of later heavy rock, punk and other styles. Pete Townshend of The Who said that: ”If it hadn’t been for Link Wray and ’Rumble’ I would have never picked up a guitar.” Of Shawnee native American parentage, he contracted tuberculosis while serving in the Korean War, losing a lung, and was told he might never sing again. However, he pursued a music career, and made rockabilly records before in 1958 recording ”Rumble”, a brooding instrumental which was banned by some radio stations for fear it would incite gang violence. It proved an inspirational for just about every teenager who picked up a guitar. He had a chequered and brief recording career with major labels, frustrated by the corporate machine, and in the early ’60s made his own records in an improvised studio. This collection comprises as many of the A & B sides of his early singles on a variety of labels as are available to include, plus the tracks from his two albums during this era not otherwise released as singles. It naturally includes ”Rumble” plus his other two chart entries ”Rawhide” and ”Jack The Ripper”. It’s a fascinating showcase for one of rock ’n’ roll’s true left-field heroes, an instinctive style icon and innovato

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  • Various - Summertime Scorchers 2 (CD)

    15,00

    Atomicat Records provide the sounds for the fun in the sun on Summertime Scorchers, Rock and Roll Beach Party, Volume Two. The summer dance party album contains another thirty carefully chosen songs to help you lose the Covid 19 blues. We provide the music, and the rest is up to you.

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  • Lymon Frankie and Lewis - The Harlem Hotshots (CD)

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    The Koko Mojo Spotlight is shone upon Frankie and Lewis Lymon The Harlem Hotshots Koko Mojo (KM-CD-149) and featured are twenty-eight pivotal and classic recordings from the era when the new kids were changing the sound of the 1950s music, some call it Rock ’n’ Roll, while others named it Doo-Wop.

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  • McCracklin Jimmy - The Rockin Man (CD)

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    Jimmy McCracklin, The Rockin’ Man is another album in our Spotlight series. The album explores McCracklin’s career with 28 carefully selected recordings. Included are the prenominal rockers, Georgia Slop, The Wobble, and his biggest hit The Walk. The album climaxes with three songs from Jerry Thomas, Johnny Parker, and Jimmy Wilson and His Blues Blasters which McCracklin accompanied on piano.

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  • Fury Billy - Three Saturdays With Billy (CD)

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    Following his signing to EMI in December 1966 Billy Fury would record some eleven singles for Parlophone until late 1970, and for much of this period he continued to regularly record live sessions for the BBC. However, as was BBC policy during those times, most of these live recordings were destroyed and only eight tracks from 1967 to 1970 have since appeared, and nothing from 1968 and ’69 was known to survive — until now. Top Sounds’ new release — Three Saturdays With Billy — is literally just that, offering seven previously unreleased live recordings performed for the Radio One programme Saturday Club, as well as an audio of a performance taken from an appearance on Simon Dee’s Dee Time TV show. Those Saturday Club performances were saved from actual broadcast tapes and survive in superb quality, and include unique versions of tracks such as David Bowie’s ’Silly Boy Blue’ and the Bee Gees’ ’One Minute Woman’, as well as some scintillating rockers like Billy’s own ’Bye Bye’ and Chuck Berry’s ’Sweet Little Sixteen’. Billy’s studio capture of ’I Love You’ was never released in his lifetime and though a nice version was issued on The Missing Years compilation, the feverish rendition here recorded with his then backing group the Storm ranks as Billy’s wildest recording ever. Two interviews with Billy also survive from these broadcasts and feature on this release and Billy’s most left field single – ’Phone Box’ – gained some TV exposure on the aforementioned Dee Time, and the maestro here plays guitar and sings it live.

    Three Saturdays With Billy is available on both 10″ vinyl and CD, the record comes with a profusely illustrated 24 page booklet including unpublished photographs, the CD too features a 24 page booklet and also includes a radio broadcast of his ’Lady’ single introduced by Billy himself.

    Three Saturdays With Billy is a legitimate release arranged with the BBC, and with the permission and blessing of the Billy Fury Estate.

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  • Steele Tommy - Hits And Rarities (3CD) (CD)

    17,00

    92 tracks, 3CD Collection featuring hits, unreleased studio recordings & rare live performances.

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  • Various - Rockin’ With The Krauts Vol. 2 – Real Rock ’n’ Roll Made In Germany (CD)

    17,00

    The Krauts Are Rockin’ – how could it ever come to this?
    German Rock ‘n‘ Roll from the ’50s and early ’60s evokes ambivalent emotions, separated mothers from daughters, brothers from sisters and fathers from sons – the spirit of Rock ‘n‘ Roll was as important as our daily bread for the youth in post-war Germany. Hail, Hail Rock ’n’ Roll – Deliver Me from The Days of Old the prophet had once proclaimed. The music industry quickly locked the wild teens in the pop cage, the really rough escapees came to the mood cannons of the funfair front. Until today, the 50s are presented to us as a pastel-colored fairy tale land, in which there is no place for rockers, teenagers and the rebellion of a generation against mendacity, oblivion and smugness.

    Bear Family Records presents a compilation away from the big hits, wanderlust and grotesque trivialization of youth. The great Billy Sanders is there, Bernd Spier with his German version of No Particular Place to Go and the great garage rockabilly Hey Baby by the Rockin’ Stars – the record with a difference! Some of the songs make you think you’ve put on an old Rock ‘n‘ Roll sampler. Here it’s strumming, screaming and rocking. Everything comes out – you can hear the Framus, Höfner and Echolette boxes glowing.

    Long live Rock ‘n‘ Roll – The Beat of the Drum is Loud and Bold:
    Attention, jungle music!

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  • Various - Season’s Greetings: Summer Days And Summer Nights – 31 Summertime Beach Nuts (CD)

    10,00

    Summer! Heat! Swimming! Nature! Beach parties … and music!!!

    – This edition mercilessly continues what was started in the predecessors, ’Banana Split’ (BCD17513), ’Another Banana Split, Please’ (BCD17601) and ’Good Old Summertime’ (BCD17528) by Bear Family.
    – On 31 tracks from 1952-1963, the most beautiful season of the year comes extremely alive, whether as a ’soundtrack’ in the car or as a musical enhancement of the garden party!
    – Of course we hear classics of famous artists, for example songs by Keely Smith, Dinah Washington, Conway Twitty, The Brothers Four or Hank Snow!
    – On the other hand, we present plenty of recordings from the rarities box, some appear here for the first time on CD!
    – Instrumentals by the Viscounts or by Tito Puente with a summery Latin flair can be heard as well as early surf sounds by Dave York & The Beachcombers or The Fleetwoods!
    – The musical range is wide: from pop to jazz, rhythm ’n’ blues, doo-wop, country music and lots of rock ’n’ roll, with Ricky Dean, Johnny O’Neill, Sammy Salvo, Paul Peek and many others!

    The 20-page color booklet includes notes by producer Marc Mittelacher on each song and many photos and illustrations, some of which are rare.

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  • Various - Summertime Scorchers 1 (CD)

    15,00

    Kesä biisejä autoon, kotiin ja rannalle.

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  • Various - Rock And Roll Vixens 7 (CD)

    15,00

    Jatkoa mahtavaan KOKO MOJO sarjaan naisrokkareista.

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  • Crochet Cleveland - Hillbilly Ramblers And Sugar Bees (2-CD) (CD)

    18,00

    2-CD (Digisleeve) with 36-page booklet, 38 tracks. Total playing time approx. 90 min.

    – Long overdue: the complete recordings of Cajun fiddler Cleveland Crochet on Bear Family, including all surviving alternate versions and the originally unreleased masters.
    – In 1961, a Cajun song made it onto the Billboard pop charts for the first time: Sugar Bee climbed to #80.
    – These recordings were made between 1954 and 1963 for Folk-Star, Khoury’s, Goldband, Lyric and Swallow in Louisiana. As a bonus, we provide all solo recordings by band members Shorty ’Vorris’ LeBlanc (accordion) and Jay Stutes (steel guitar), accompanied almost without exception by Cleveland Crochet’s Sugar Bees.
    – Cajun expert Michael Hurtt wrote the liner notes.
    – Background information by Chris Strachwitz (Arhoolie Records) and others.
    – Many previously unpublished photos.
    A must for all fans of country music, Cajun, blues and original rock ’n’ roll.

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  • Burgess Sonny - Rocks (CD)

    18,00

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

    – Albert Austin Burgess – in short ’Sonny’ – was an icon and a crowd favorite for generations of Rockabilly fans worldwide. Active in the music scene for decades, Sonny exuded the energy and playfulness of the early rockers like no other…. just like when it all began… We Wanna Boogie!

    – Bear Family delivers the first cross-label CD compilation of Sonny Burgess’ recordings from the fifties to the new millennium! Including his outstanding Nashville recordings from the Moondog Studios. Legendary New England sessions with Dave Alvin of The Blasters and others.

    – Most importantly, Sonny’s terrific version of My Heart Is Achin’ For You, a chart hit for Rosie Flores, written by James Intveld.
    – Top-notch rockabilly numbers from his Chicago-produced album with top Windy City musicians. And of course Spellbound – the rare US studio version recorded in Arkansas, now on CD for the first time.

    Plus the essential original masters for Sun Records including rare alternate versions.

    Finally as a bonus track a rare US Live recording with Larry ’Honey Bun’ Donn (late 1950s/early ’60s) – with the pure energy of the Pioneer rocker

    Liner Notes by Martin Hawkins

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  • Bruce Ed - See The Big Man Cry – The complete SUN and Wand recordings 1957 – 65, plus… (CD)

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    • Bear Family presents ‘See The Big Man Cry – The complete SUN and Wand recordings from 1957 – 65, plus…’, the first complete CD collection of Ed Bruce’s outstanding early recordings from 1956 to 1965.
    • During that time he recorded for Sun Records, RCA Victor, TransSonic, Wand and Apt Records, among others.
    • All titles have not been re-released on CD – until now!
    • Including several recordings initially left forgotten in the Sun archives.
    • In the U.S. Ed Bruce was best known for TV shows and movies and as a country singer in later years – in Europe he is recognized for his great mix of rockabilly, country and country soul.
    • Extensive liner notes in the richly illustrated booklet.
    • Wherever possible, like in the case of RCA and Wand, we have dubbed from digital copies of the original masters!
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  • Various - Destination Forbidden Planet – 37 Outer Space Shock Treatments (CD)

    10,00

    1-CD jewelcase with 16-page booklet, 37 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

    Whether ’Forbidden Planet’ or ’Visitors from Space’ – here the fan of 1950s Sci-Fi movies gets his money’s worth! 

    This release in Bear Family’s ’Destination’ series deals with the unexplainable, the other dimension, and last but not least with interplanetary horror – but it also really rocks out.
    37 tracks from 1951-1965 answer the most urgent questions: does the forbidden planet exist, and are there beings from outer space?
    Of course, we hear various interpretations by famous artists, including Louis Prima, Billy Lee Riley or Judy Garland!
    In addition, plenty of unknown rarities that would have deserved chart success, many of them for the first time on CD!
    Furthermore: two exceptional guitarists in a class of their own: Billy Mure and George Barnes! Both with outstanding Outer Space instrumentals!
    Artists from different nations, among others Freddy Sunder from Belgium and Winifred Atwell and Don Lang from Great Britain.
    This extraterrestrial music cocktail is rounded off with original movie trailers and some monumental orchestral interludes ? la David Rose and Jimmie Haskell.
    The 16-page color booklet contains info on each track by producer Marc Mittelacher and many photos and illustrations, some of them rare.

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  • Various - Rockin’ With The Krauts – Real Rock ’n’ Roll Made In Germany (CD)

    17,00

    The Krauts Are Rockin’ – how could it ever come to this?
    German Rock ‘n‘ Roll from the ’50s and early ’60s evokes ambivalent emotions, separated mothers from daughters, brothers from sisters and fathers from sons – the spirit of Rock ‘n‘ Roll was as important as our daily bread for the youth in post-war Germany. Hail, Hail Rock ’n’ Roll – Deliver Me from The Days of Old the prophet had once proclaimed. The music industry quickly locked the wild teens in the pop cage, the really rough escapees came to the mood cannons of the funfair front. Until today, the 50s are presented to us as a pastel-colored fairy tale land, in which there is no place for rockers, teenagers and the rebellion of a generation against mendacity, oblivion and smugness.

    Bear Family Records presents a compilation away from the big hits, wanderlust and grotesque trivialization of youth. The great Billy Sanders is there, Bernd Spier with his German version of No Particular Place to Go and the great garage rockabilly Hey Baby by the Rockin’ Stars – the record with a difference! Some of the songs make you think you’ve put on an old Rock ‘n‘ Roll sampler. Here it’s strumming, screaming and rocking. Everything comes out – you can hear the Framus, Höfner and Echolette boxes glowing.

    Long live Rock ‘n‘ Roll – The Beat of the Drum is Loud and Bold:
    Attention, jungle music!

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  • Wray Link - Sings And Plays Guitar (RSD)

    20,00

    Unquestionably one of the most iconic rock guitarists of all time, Link Wray rumbled out of the gates with a string of instrumental hits starting in the late ’50s. This album presents another side of Link with nary an instrumental in sight, this time pairing his blistering fretwork with vocal tunes perfectly suited for the teen hops that Link and company tirelessly played for years. Released in an extremely limited number of copies in ’64, this is the first ever reissue of one of his rarest LPs!

    Quantity: 400

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  • Appell Dave & The Applejacks - Mexican Hat Rock 1954-1962 (CD)

    13,00

    A Philadelphia-born guitarist with a strong empathy for Jazz, whose career as a professional musician stretched back to the late 1930s, DAVE APPELL carved out an unlikely career in Rock’n’Roll as an arranger, bandleader, musical director and producer.

    His name remains wholly synonymous with the Cameo-Parkway group of labels, for whom he wrote, arranged and produced countless hit records, for artists like Charlie Gracie, Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, The Dovells, Dee Dee Sharp, etc.

    However, several of his own – predominately instrumental – 45s, on which he was billed in various guises of The Applejacks, enjoyed success in their own right.

    This compilation presents the very best of Appell’s own releases between 1954-1962 and includes all his significant hits, most notably the million-selling ’Mexican Hat Rock’ and its follow-ups, ’Rocka-Conga’ and ’Bunny Hop’.

    Many of these sides are rare collectors’ items, and are impossible to find elsewhere on CD.

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  • Moore Merrill - Yes Indeed! – The Singles As & Bs 1952-1957 (CD)

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    A rock ’n’ roll hero who didn’t actually like rock ’n’ roll, Merrill Moore reached a bigger audience in the late 60s than he ever did in his early 50s heyday, after the 1968 Rock ’n’ Roll Revival brought his exhilarating, up-tempo hillbilly boogies to the attention of a much wider audience than it had enjoyed the first time round – many of whom were too young to have caught the handful of 78s that his label Capitol had issued here as new releases.

    The records Moore made in the first half of the 1950s may not have sounded like rock ’n’ roll to him. However their boisterous nature, compounded by his relentlessly pounding Jerry Lee Lewis-style piano and Bill Haley-esque vocals pegged them as part of the rockin’ root from which everything sprang.

    This compilation features all of Moore’s 45s and 78s from the first phase of his career, plus a selection of bonus tracks from EPs and originally unissued material. It’s as comprehensive a collection as any fan of his work could wish to own.

    Highlights include his vibrant versions of ’Down The Road A Piece’, ’The House Of Blue Lights’, ’Ten Ten AM’ and ’Rock Rockola’ – just a few of the many tracks on which his estimable reputation rests. Moore is backed here by the cream of the West Coast session musicians from the 1950s hillbilly scene, among them Jimmy Bryant, Speedy West and Billy Strange – each a legend in his own right.

    As always, remastered from the best possible sources and featuring a comprehensive biography, here’s a ’belly full of blue thunder’ that sounds as fresh and fierce as it did almost 70 years ago.

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