50's Rockabilly / R'n'R
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Lewis Jerry Lee - White Christmas/Blue Christmas EP (Käytetty 7 single/EP)€30,00
A1 + A2 Recorded at The Opry House, Nashville, Tennessee, December 3rd 1981.
B1 + B2 Recorded at the MCA Show, Opryland, Nashville, Tennessee, October 14th 1982.
Eventhough this single looks like an EP (Extended Play) on the sleeve it’s actually a 7″ inch Single, which contains two medley’s which were recorded Live. This Single was released in 1986 in France. This Single does not have a clear songtitle printed on the sleeve or labels, but the official title is White Christmas/Blue
Various - Meet Me At The Hop – 33 Cruisin’ Dreams (CD)€10,00
1-CD with 16-page booklet, 33 tracks. Total playing time c. 79 min.
This lovely compilation on Bear Family could well be the alternative soundtrack to cult movies like ’American Graffiti’, ’American Diner’, or ’Lemon Popsicle’!
’Cruising’ is as much a part of America’s history as Kennedy, Marilyn, Coke, and the hula-hoop.
On 33 tracks from 1954-1964, the heyday of rock ’n’ roll, a culturally extremely vibrant decade is rediscovered, whether as a ’soundtrack’ in your car or as a musical enhancement to the next party!
There are plenty of titles that were often heard on the (car) radio at the time and invite you to cruise in a stylish vintage automobile.
Doo-Wop is strongly represented, including really rare recordings, especially Ding Dong by a certain Tony Orlando, played extremely fast for Doo-Wop!
There’s plenty of teen rock with Ricky Nelson, Fabian, Troy Shondell and Darrell McCall, plus a terrific instrumental by the Viscounts.
Ed Townsend, Ronnie Love and Larry Tamblyn are all part of the so-called popcorn sound, and there’s even an early blues/rock trailblazer from Hank Ballard!
The 16-page color booklet includes producer Marc Mittelacher’s remarks on each song and many photos and illustrations, some of them rare.
Imagine it’s summer, with the sun up in the blue sky, cruisin’ in a fancy ’50s automobile with this compilation playing on the car stereo! Cruising is still prevalent in the USA today. If there wasn’t a dance going on in high school, you didn’t know where else to go. So you took your dad’s car and shuttled between the milk bar, the local diner and the drive-in movie theater. You met in streets for wild car parties, participated in illegal races, or broke into the bathhouse at night, not just to swim! If you already had your sweetheart/lover by the hand, you usually went to ’Lover’s Lane’ to … Or to a romantic lake outside the city. Whatever was done, it was never boring, and the car and rock ’n’ roll were always there!
At The Hop
The very first song, At The Hop, here in its rare Barry Frank version, is a real get-down dance number, followed by Bumble Bee, LaVern Baker’s most beautiful rendition ever. Vocal groups are as much a part of cruising as the salt in the soup, and so there are quite a few doo-wop sounds in this compilation, including some hits as well as extremely rare ones. A highlight is One Bad Stud by the Honey Bears, which was covered by the Blasters in the movie ’Streets on Fire’. Hank Ballard gives us flawless early blues/rock with Look At Little Sister, later covered by Stevie Ray Vaughan.
In between, again and again, the beautiful polyphonic sound of the vocal groups. The idea for this very personal compilation came via the feeling that keeps the time of the 1950s and early 60s alive and that is transported in cult movies like ’American Graffiti’. Thus, this compilation could also be an alternative soundtrack to that movie. The CD includes a 16-page booklet in color with notes on each song, compiled and written by Marc Mittelacher, as well as many photos and illustrations, some of them rare!
Various - Gaz’s Rockin Blues 40th Anniversary Special! Stag-O-Lee DJ Set Vol. 6 (2LP) (LP)€25,00
Stag-O-Lee is proud to continue the DJ-Set Series with compilation by cult DJ and master of few compilations Gay Mayall.
As a tasty contribution to your vinyl LP collection, this double album explores four avenues that reflect aspects of Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues club.
Founded July 3rd 1980, now celebrating 40 years of fun and dancing at London’s Number One Blues dance. Originally at Gossips in the basement of 69 Dean Street, with it’s entrance on Meard St., the cobbled alley that links it with Wardour Street in the heart of Soho, traditionally the hub of clubland and red light district in London’s West End. After djing & presenting bands there for over 14 years I moved the regular Thursday club night round the corner to St. Moritz,159 Wardour Street. Another great Soho basement dive with a huge history. The choice of music in this particular selection contains two fundamental styles of Rhythm and Blues oriented boogie music that influenced the world. The post war era of black dance music was driven by R&B that was the inspiration for the Rock`n´Roll of the 1950’s. Here you have a hard core Slice of
Black Rock & Roll, a side of rockin’ early 50’s R&B, it’s precursor on one platter. On the next disc you’ll hear a bunch of moving, exciting and at times frenzied 50’s Gospel. The idiom where
most R&B and black Rock`n´Roll and Soul stars learned their art and cut their teeth.
I was asked for this project to choose a bunch of Jamaican tunes to illustrate the role Jamaica’s music has played in influencing the style and direction of Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues.
These tracks are drawn from the very earliest days, at the inception of Ska in the late 50’s when Ja artists, having fell in love with US R&B, created their own take on it. I hope you enjoy this album for many years to come. Treasure it as I and all at Gaz’s Rockin Blues have treasured these tracks.
40 years and still going strong!
Sisco Bobby & Gene - Go, Go, Go! (CD)€15,00
Bobby and Gene Sisco, who are not related to each other, had a similar musical
career. They began recording rockabilly songs in the mid -1950s for smaller labels,
which sold only to a limited extent at the time, but today fetch top prices among
collectors o f this music. Further recordings tended more in the direction of country,
but without completely abandoning their rockabilly roots. Here, for the first time, are
the best recordings of the two re -released. Original downhome Rockabilly and
Country of the 1950s and 1960s.
Williams Tex - Let´s Go Rockabilly (CD)€15,00
Tex William was bassist and singer in the band of Western Swing legend Spade
Cooley, with whom he had his first hit parade successes and appeared in films.
Since Cooley, although brilliant as a singer, did not give him equal prominence on
records and posters, he and most of Cooley’s band split up to continue as Tex
William and Western Caravan. More hits followed for Capitol Records including the
mega hit ”Smoke Smoke Smoke.”
In the early 1950s he moved to Decca Records where he musically switched
between Western Swing and Rockabilly. Especially his casually performed ”Let’s Go
Rockabilly” was played with pleasure in the European rockabilly clubs of the 1980s
and 90s. After 1958, he recorded for other labels and also managed to land more hits
before he passed away in 1985.
Here for the first time the best of his Rockabilly and Western Swing recordings made
for Decca are united on one CD.
Denton Bob - Playboy – feat. Eddie Cochran (CD)€15,00
Bob Denton began his musical career in the mid-1950s in a country band with future hit composer
Hank Cochran. He introduced him to another friend – Eddie Cochran. This resulted in the Cochran
Bob Denton continued to play in the clubs of Los Angeles often together with Eddie Cochran. The
two not only had musical things in common, but regularly moved around the clubs, chased girls
and went hunting. They became best friends. Eddie Cochran got Bob his first record deal with
DOT Records and accompanied him in the studio on the recordings as he did on almost all the
others. The big hit for Bob Denton did not happen, but at least he was able to reach the charts in
some local markets, which led to further record releases. They also experimented with stereo
recordings in the studio back then, which are released on this CD for the first time. Stylistically
between rockabilly, rock & roll and ballads, he served the preferences of local teenagers until he
was drafted into the Army. Eddie Cochran offered to take him on another of his England tours but
died before that in a tragic car accident. Bob Denton carried his coffin to the grave. He continued
to make live music into the 2000s.
Here are finally all his recordings on one CD.