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Wheeler Onie - Onie`s Bop (Käytetty CD)€25,00
Another of the hidden gems of the Bear Family catalogue! Onie sounded like no one. He played harmonica and sang some of the most moving, gutwrenching country music you´ll ever hear. Recording first for Okeh/Columbia and then for Sun between 1953 and 1957, he didn´t score any hits but cut 31 classics including Mother Prays Loud In Her Sleep, Jump Right Out Of This Jukebox, Booger Gonna Getcha, Run ´em Off and No I Don´t Guess I Will. Don´t pass this one by.
Lee Brenda - Grandma, What Great Songs You Sang / Miss Dynamite (Käytetty CD)€10,00
Here is the first volume in Ace’s forthcoming programme of Brenda Lee re-issues that will see her first ten LPs for US Decca paired across five CDs.
The best selling female pop vocalist of the early to mid 1960s, Brenda Lee was an international megastar who sold over 100 million records – she was voted Best Female Vocalist by the NME for five consecutive years – all before she was 21. And while it is true to say she showed a preference for recording ballads in order to attract the greatest number of record buyers, she also possessed one of the toughest rock’n’roll voices of the period – THE greatest according to John Lennon.
Masaaki Hirao And His All Stars Wagon - Nippon Rock`n`Roll-The Birth Of Japanese Rokabirii 1958-1960 (Käytetty CD)€11,00
””Nippon Rock’n’Roll” documents the rise of Masaaki Hirao. Dubbed ”The Japanese Elvis”, Hirao was one of the famed Rokabirii Sannin Otoko (Three Rockabillies), alongside singers Mickey Curtis and ”Kei-chan”, Keijiro Yamashita. In early 1958, the rokabirii buumu (rockabilly boom) was born, the first youth music tribe in the Land Of The Rising Sun.Rokabirii may resemble US rockabilly, but this Nipponese version is a more varied dish. Hirao and his band’s covers of Eddie Cochran, Elvis Presley and Little Richard are not kitsch renditions, but raw, desperate rockers. Hear a Paul Anka makeover, but put through a rocking mangle; a smattering of jazz; a twist of New Orleans; and some Japanese folk songs with a greased-down quiff. American occupation a distant memory, these boys wanted to party.Country and hillbilly music was a mainstay of young Japanese musicians working the GI base and jazz café circuit of the 1950s. Following the runaway success of a Japanese cover of ’Heartbreak Hotel’ (Hirao’s version here has dynamite in its teeth), demand grew for more of this strange, new music. The need was met with a huge gala, the Nichigeki Western Carnival, which showcased the new rokabirii groups to thousands of screaming Japanese teenagers. Wild footage of the concerts, alongside that of burgeoning radical student movements, put fear of a wave of delinquency into the heart of the establishment.The studio numbers here are hardboiled, with unkempt live recordings that really rock. Tough drums back up honking sax, in a pedal steel pandemonium with slap bass. In the words of Elvis: these guys ”get real gone”. By Howard Williams”
Presley Elvis - Such A Night In Pearl Harbor 1961 (CD + Book) (Käytetty CD)€90,00
JOS AIKAKONE OLISI KEKSITTY, NIIN TÄMÄ OLISI SE KONSERTTI, JOSSA HALUAISIN OLLA PAIKALLA!! ELVIS LIVENÄ V. 1961 WOW! MITÄ BIISEJÄ!! Nyt paremmilla soundeilla kuin koskaan aikaisemmin, sekä mukana myös upea 100 sivuinen kirja!
Memphis Recording Service in association with JAT Productions will release the next Elvis Presley titled ’Such A Night in Pearl Harbor’ in March 2012. It will contain a completely new re-mastered CD of Elvis’ performance of the benefit concert recorded at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on March 25th 1961 to aid of the USS Arizona Memorial Fund. The quality is of this concert is far superior than anything of this ever released before and will now be considered, one of the best Elvis concert recordings up until that time. Amazing samples of this will be available in the coming week.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’ and more.Also included for the first time ever, is the 30 minute radio broadcast from Hawaii a week 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 including words by Elvis Presley.As a bonus, the CD is accompanied by a 100 page hard back book that contains many rare photographs with extensive and informative linear notes detailing Elvis’ arrival and performance in Hawaii.
Various - The Complete Motown Singles | Vol. 1: 1959-1961 (6CD + 7″ Vinyl) Boxset (Käytetty CD)€150,00
Täydellinen boxi. Upea paketti.
Track-by-track annotations by Bill Dahl, with additional material and track information by Keith Hughes. Edited by Harry Weinger.
Bill Dahl of Chicago has written hundreds of album reviews, feature stories and various articles about music and musicians. He was a Grammy(R) nominee for his liner notes to the Ray Charles box set, Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversairy Collection. With Weldon A. McDougal III, Dahl is the author of Motown: The Golden Years.
Keith Hughes is the author of Don’t Forget The Motor City, a Motown discography, and has written articles for various Motown/Soul magazines. His research work has appeared in several CD compilations, including the U.K. collections of Mable John and Barrett Strong. Hughes lives in Oxfordshire, England.
Bilboard chart information courtesy of BPI Communications Inc. and Joel Whitburn’s Record Research Inc.
Discographical information courtesy of Motown Records Archive.
Digitally remastered and additional production assistance by Ellen Fitton at Universal Mastering Studios-East.
Our grattitude to Berry Gordy, the Gordy family, the artists, the musicians, engineers, writers, producers, arrangers, handclappers and footstompers at the beginning of the magic at 2468 West Grand Boulevard.
Motor City thank you’s to Bill Levenson, Andrew Skurow, Chris Jenner, John Lester, Paul Nixon, Pat St. John, Lily Salinas, Ritchie Hardin and Martin Hughes.
Photos courtesy of Motown Records Archives, except Mable John (pgs. 5, 41, disc 2 pocket); Peter Benjaminson (pg. 17); Michael Ochs Archives (pgs. 32, 45, 69); Gino Parks (pg. 47); Paul Barker (pg. 50, 53/picture sleeve, ”Best Selling LP’s” panel); Showtime Music Archives (pg. 51); Freddie Gorman (pg. 65); Showtime Music Archives/Galen Gart (disc 1 pocket)
Label and Sleeve Art courtesy of Gary Johnson and Lars Nilsson
Technical note: All songs mastered from the original Motown analog master tapes, except the following song, dubbed from original vinyl 45 RPM singles. Due to the company’s early practice of not backing up single masters and due to the passing of time, master tapes for these songs could not be located.
DISC 1: It Moves, Merry-Go-Round, Let’s Rock, Ich-I-Bon #1, Cool And Crazy, Solid Sender, I’ll Never Love Again, Snake Walk Pts. 1 & 2, My Beloved (without strings), Gotta Have Your Lovin’
DISC 2: You Never Miss A Good Thing (with strings), Custer’s Last Man, Shimmy Gully, I’ve Got A Notion, We Really Love Each Other
DISC 3: When I Needed You, Continental Strut, Whote Lotta Woman (regional version), They Rode Through The Valley, Money (That’s What I Want), I’ll Still Be Around
DISC 4: That’s No Lie
DISC 5: But I’m Afraid
DISC 6: Greetings (This Is Uncle Sam), Whose Heart Are You Gonna Break Now
Calendar convenience ends Volume 1 of The Complete Motown Singles collection here. It’s only the beginning. Future volumes – Volumes 2 through 12 – will document every A and B side from Hitsville, USA, with box sets for every year from 1962 to 1972.
(C) 2004 Motown Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc
Eddy Duane - Deep In The Heart Of Twangsville – The Complete RCA Victor Recordings 6CD+BOOK (Käytetty CD)€110,00
6-CD box (LP-size) with 72-page hardcover book, 157 tracks. Playing time approx. 406 mns.
Duane Eddy is the best-selling rock instrumentalist of all time. The recent resurgence of interest in his RCA Victor recordings has paved the way for this magnum opus. The master of twang was at his peak of popularity and fame during this period, spawning 7 Top 100 singles and 9 popular albums. In a 2-year period – Duane Eddy’s most prolific ever – he waxed more than 150 recordings, all of which are spread over 6 CDs.
Many unissued titles as well as stereo tapes of some of his singles appear here for the first time; 27 rare and unissued tapes, a rare soundtrack and the usual well illustrated book, complete with bio and a full discography.
7 hours of twang and hours of good reading.
Boone Pat - The Fifties 12CD Boxset + BOOK (Käytetty CD)€130,00
He might not have been the King Of Rock ’n’ Roll but Pat Boone was certainly King Of The Hit Parade during the rock ’n’ roll era. He sung ballads with a beat and up-tempo pop tunes such as I’ll Be Home, Don’t Forbid Me, Love Letters In The Sand, Why Baby Why and I Almost Lost My Mind. Hits like this kept him in the charts every week from 1955-1959!
This boxed set contains Pat’s rare 1953 Republic recordings and every single DOT recording made during the Fifties–over 320 tracks in total. The original mono versions of Pat’s hits (never reissued on CD before now) are here together with the more commonly used 1959 stereo re-makes. All of Pat’s albums from the Fifties are here (most in stereo), and there’s even an unissued album. There are 88 previously unheard recordings, including unissued versions of several big hits like Friendly Persuasion, Love Letters, A Wonderful Time Up There, Too Soon To Know and others. The set is rounded out with an 84-page hardcover LP-sized book with a biography, discography and numerous photographs from Pat’s personal collection.
Various - Legendary Sun Artists Part 1 (with signatures Of Narvel Felts & Rudy Grayzell) (Käytetty CD)€30,00
Hayden Thompson, Narvel Felts ja Rudy Grayzellin Sun-levymerkin biisit samassa paketissa!
26 tracks with 8 page booklet
Original 1956 & 1957 Sun Records recordings from three legendary Rockabilly performers, Hayden Thompson, Narvel Felts & Rudy Grayzell including alternate versions & detailed liner-notes.
Scott Jack - Way To Survive (Käytetty CD)€10,00
FIRST NEW JACK SCOTT STUDIO ALBUM IN OVER 50 YEARS – TO BE RELEASED IN OCTOBER 2015 ON BLUELIGHT RECORDS.
It’s been a long time coming, but now it’s here! The new Jack Scott album ”Way to Survive” will be released on October 9th, 2015. The album consists of twelve country and rock ’n’ roll songs carefully selected by Jack himself and the Bluelight Records production team. Jack Scott recorded ”Way to Survive” in Finland with the same dream team responsible for the highly acclaimed Hayden Thompson and Mac Curtis albums.
When Jack Scott first appeared on the rock ’n’ roll scene in the late 1950’s he immediately demonstrated a highly individual and powerful style. His first recordings with a snarling rockabilly attitude in 1957 exhibited a profound country rock synthesis and soon after he hit the charts with the tremendous ballad ”My True Love”. Jack Scott’s principal pop success came with strong ballads like ”What In the World’s Come Over You” and ”Burning Bridges” which were massive hits on both sides of the Atlantic in 1960. It was his ballads that marked Jack Scott’s unique contribution to rock ’n’ roll. They were the slowest, heaviest and gutsiest of the era.
Born Giovanni Scafone on January 24th 1936 in Windsor, Ontario, Jack Scott signed a recording deal at the age of 21 in 1957 and over the next five years he scored 19 hit singles. Double A-sided single from 1958, ”My True Love” / ”Leroy”, became his first million-seller, with one song peaking at number three and the other at number 11 on the Billboard pop chart. It also became a Top Ten hit in England.
The biggest follow-ups were ”Goodbye Baby” (1959 #8), ”What In the World’s Come Over You” (1960 #5) and ”Burning Bridges” (1960 #3). One of the most well-known songs of Jack Scott, “The Way I Walk”, was a minor hit for Jack himself but it became a punk rock anthem and was covered in the 1970’s by Robert Gordon and in the 1980’s by The Cramps and was featured in the movie Natural Born Killers.
Jack Scott sounded tough, like someone you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley. Still today Jack Scott continues to vacillate between a cowboy crooner and a rough-edged rocker and he occasionally appears on the rockabilly circuit, still looking and sounding like a man you seriously don’t want to mess with.