50's Rockabilly / R'n'R

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  • Various - Shreveport Stomp Vol 1 (CD)

    18,00

    Ram Records was the creation of the late Mira Smith. A multi-talented musician, studio engineer and songwriter, Mira made many fine recordings both of blues and hillbilly artists. Most of them came from her home town of Shreveport, Louisiana but, occasionally, she would record musicians and singers from places further afield. Many of the performances she recorded have remained unissued until today, not because of any deficiency in the recordings or performances, many of which are very fine indeed, simply because Mira worked on an indie label shoestring and had insufficient capital to promote more than a handful of singles a year.An awful lot of good music just stayed in the vaults. With her limited budget, Mira recorded such talent as bluesman Oscar Wills, better known as TV Slim, and his Flat Foot Sam and a young rock’n’roll star Linda Brannon, whose band included a very young guitarist James Burton (later to record and tour with Elvis in the late 60s and 70s). Linda later married country supersession player Jerry Kennedy, who also features on some of the Ram recording sessions. White blues piano player Roy ’Boogie Boy’ Perkins was another find – his Drop Top (here in a previously unreleased first take) was Billboard’s Pick Of The Week in February 1958 while his rocking Ba-Da gets a general release for the first time (it was only previously available in the 70s as a hard-to-find mail-order item). Sonny Boy Williamson is here with Mailman, Mailman, though this Sonny Boy is neither No.1 nor No.2 but a guy named Jeff Williamson, a tall, thin man with golden hair who found his disc strangely credited to Sonny Boy Williamson. Capturing the melting pot of sounds that were transforming the South of the 50s and early 60s, the music on Ram features the blues as they met country music, rockabilly and western swing and they collided with R&B and cajun as it started to mutate into swamp pop. Heady music from vintage times and volume one is only the beginning!

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  • Various - Arizona Rockabilly Vol 1-Rockin And Boppin In The Desert (CD)

    20,00

    ”Located in the middle of a state known mostly for copper, citrus, cotton and the Grand Canyon, Phoenix, Arizona, was in a period of transition. In the 1950s, eletronics overtook its industry; Republicans swamped its politics and rock ’n’ roll upturned its prodigious country and western scene. The small but fast-growing Phoenix was an unlikely candidate for status as the Memphis of the Southwest, but during the city’s golden age of 1955-1961 a small but prolific group of local record labels and recording studios produced some of the most memorable and enduring music of all time.

    ’Rockin’ And Boppin’ In The Desert’ brings the best records from that period together in one wild package, featuring rare and collectable tracks from Al Casey, Don Cole, Rusty Isabell, Gene Maltais, Jack Lane, Loy Clingman, Jimmy Dell, Joe D. Johnson, Rio Rockers and many more. This is the first package of Phoenix rockers and boppers and a great introduction to Arizona’s overlooked musical history.

    30 songs by 30 singers, many on CD for the first time, make this Bear Family release a must for all you music fanatics out there.

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  • Various - All American Rock`n`Roll from Fraternity Records (CD)

    18,00

    ”Fraternity Records, out of Cincinnati, was started in the early 50s by Harry Carlson, the director of a photographic studio. The first forty releases through the new imprint were mainly MOR titles, reflecting Carlson’s late introduction to the music business. However by 1957 the joint had started to jump, and the wild, wild sounds of that rock’n’roll music were pounding out of the Fraternity office. A whole collection of cool cool cats cut sides for Fraternity; Dale Wright went top 40 in 1958 with the neat ”She’s Neat”, Carl Dobkins Jr. rattled off two sides in Nashville with the Jordanaires, in between Decca singles, and of course Bobby Bare became Bill Parsons for the No. 2 sound of ”All American Boy”, featured here in an alternate take, as by the actual singer, Bobby Bare – confusing isn’t it! Then again there was Sparkle Moore, representing that rarely heard breed, the wild wild woman of rock’n’roll. Two of her singles, ”Rock-A-Bop” and ”Killer” feature here alongside the unissued and decidedly weird ”Flower Of My Heart.” 20 tracks-7 previously unissued – in this good rockin’ package of all American Midwest rock’n’roll.”

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  • Various - Fabulous Flips Vol 1 (CD)

    17,00

    For anyone who grew up with the singles market from the 1970s onwards, B-sides have probably come to represent either a track from a band’s latest (or previous) LP, a version of the A-side or a piece of forgettable pap. In the 1950s and for most of the ’60s, though, the B-side of the single often harboured music of epic proportions. Companies frequently grafted two terrific tracks together back-to-back, in an effort to get one side of the single in to the charts (DJs might well flip” the disc). Perhaps the record companies of the time were not as sure of their teenage market as now (?!) but, whatever the reason, flipping a single over and finding a gem like Link Wray’s The Swag. was one of the real pleasures of early pop cultural life. Fabulous Flips is an aptly-named, brilliant compilation, containing some of the greatest and rockingest B-sides from the 1950s and 1960s. All were issued in the UK on London-American.”

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  • Various - Sun Singles Vol 1 4CD+book (CD)

    80,00

    Kaikki alkupään Sun singlet julkaisu järjestyksessä…Bear Family laatua! Upea kokoelma!

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  • Various - Bloodshot :The Gaity Records Story Vol 1 (LP)

    17,00

    Here at last! Americans most primitive label, the Minneapolis based Gaity Records! Kaksi osaa 20 biisiä/osa.

    1958-1964 raitoja instrumentals, surf, rockabilly, R&B… Lots unissued! Sonics, Stringkings, The Bash, Crown Teens, Glenrays, Rhythm Rockers, Del Ricos…

    Hyvä ja upea kokoelma!

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  • Various - Rockabilly Shake Out (CD)

    18,00

    Vanha klassikko vinyyli! Bonuksena 9 biisiä. Tiukkaa rockabillyä!

    25 red hot full-blooded southern Rockabilly sides are drawn together for this floor-shaking, knee-trembling compilation. Based around our original vinyl compilation of the same name (CH 191) butwith 9 extra tracks, Rockabilly Shakeout” is drawn mainly from the Starday catalogue, but some choice sides are added from the Memphis-based E&M and Erwin labels, plus one track, ”Hang Loose” by Tommy Spurlin , from the Florida-based Art Records. ”Do these records .testify to the rockabilly truth?” Well, if authenticity is what you’re after, dig that Marshall E. Ellis, who ran the E&M and Erwin labels, spent the rest of his time administering the odd shaved fish and flat-top at his barber shop. If that’s not worth the price of admission, then this CD contains a whole bunch of dance floor faves, including Benny Joy’s ”Spin The Bottle” Gene Wyatt’s ”Prettiest Girl At The Dance,” Hoyt Scoggins ”Tennessee Rock”, the legendary Charlie Feathers with ”Wild Wild Party”and Glenn Barber ”Atom Bomb”. Nuff said?! An explosive time guaranteed for all!!!.”

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  • Various - Louisiana Rockers (CD)

    18,00

    Worth buying for the wonderful sleeve pic alone, Louisiana Rockers is a 24 track compilation compiled by John Broven to show off the rockin’ side of Louisiana’s Goldband label. The rockers’ favourite jivers and strollers are here in Gene Terry’s Cindy Lou, Elton Anderson’s I Love You and Ray Gerdsen’s Fattie Hattie. Mastered by Bob ’Rockin’ Jones.

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  • Various - Complete D Singles 4CD (CD)

    470,00

    The Sounds Of Houston, Texas. D recordsin singlet järjestyksessä mm. Big Bopper/Eddie Noack/Ray Campi/ Eddie Bond…Country-Hillbilly-Rockabilly from the 50`s…

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  • Various - Real Excello Rhythm & Blues (CD)

    18,00

    The Real R&B was released on Stateside in the mid-1960s. Along with its companion LP Authentic R&B, it introduced British blues far to one of America’s greatest regional sounds – the blues and R&B of Louisiana – and to the catalogue of Excello Records. If Authentic R&B had the sides that became much emulated – Slim Harpo’s I’m A King Bee (covered by The Rolling Stones), Got Love If You Want It (covered by The Kinks) and I’m A Lover Not A Fighter {covered by The Yardbirds) – then The Real R&B had stuff to more deeply excite the imagination (including Lightnin’ Slim’s wonderfully moody, echo- laden Wintertime Blues and Arthur Gunter’s original Baby Let’s Play House, which Elvis covered in his youth). Along the way these Stateside LPs helped launch countless blues collections. So how did it all begin for Excello? Well, the label was launched in August 1952 by Ernie Young in Nashville, Tennesee (as an offshoot to the Nashboro label). With Nashboro as the valuable gospel outlet, Excello was primarily a blues and R&B label, although in the early days there was also a sprinkling of gospel and white country music as well as rockabilly. In its latter years Excello was also an outlet for prime 60s Southern Soul. Essentially, though, Excello remained famous for its pure and unadulterated blues (even the contemporary styles are very downhome). Aimed initially at the black buyers of the American South in the pre-Civil Rights era, the music was pumped out to downhome audiences via the powerful radio transmitters of Radio WLAC in Nashville and its DJs Gene Nobles, John ’R’ Richbourg and Bill ’Hoss’ Alien. The British R&B boom and the cover versions by the rock groups that invaded America’s airwaves in the second pop invasion all helped generate interest back home. Many of the artists on The Real R&B enjoyed frequent appearances at blues festivals and on package tours across the UK, Europe and the USA. In the 1990s, younger British enthusiasts are still bopping away to the Excello blues boogies blasting out at underground ’rocking’ clubs and blues festivals. As with our reissue of Authentic R&B (Authentic Excello R&B” CDCHD 492) we have added extra tracks to the original LP release (8 in all) and included strong alternate takes of I’m Goin’ In The Valley and Wintertime Blues, the original 45 versions of these can be found, respectively, on the equally essential CDs ”So Long Blues” (CDCHD 523) and ”Rooster Blues/ Bellringer” (CDCHD 517).”

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  • Various - Boppin Tonight-Goldband Rockabilly (CD)

    109,00

    The rockabilly sound of the south is represented here by Boppin’ Tonight-The Best of Goldband Rockabilly. 22 rockin’, boppin’ rockabilly sides from the Goldband label including stalwarts like Al Ferrier and excellent (if underrecorded) talents such as Johnny Jano. Eddie Shuler, owner of Goldband,recalled the era as: some of my wildest times in the music world. The sound was new and different, everyone was a pioneer! I had the usual bunch of ’me-too’ boys with doting parents, but I did manage to turn out some good records, which sold well enough to help me and the artists.” Al Ferrier was the best. From Montgomery, Louisiana, he got his break on the famed Louisiana Hayride show out of Shreveport. He was indebted to the talent of his brother, Brian Ferrier, the lead guitarist who was ’so good until it didn’t show’. With his band the Boppin’ Billies, Al recorded the rockabilly classics Let’s Go Boppin’ Tonight and Honey Babe for Goldband in 1955 and 1956. Soon after he re-recorded Let’s Go Boppin’ Tonight as Hey Baby for Excello. He still records for Goldband today. Little Billy Earl had local success. An uncle of Dolly Parton, he now plays nine months a year at Dolly’s theme park ”Dollywood” in the Smoky Mountains. Larry Hart is represented by an audition tape medley of three songs. Eddie Shulerfelt he had genuine potential but he left music to become a draughtsman and artist in Houston. Johnny Jano’s 1956-56 sides have now acquired some status with collectors, though at the time ”they didn’t do much”. These artists and their songs (along with the others on this collection), however, represent the best of Southern rockabilly in its prime – echo-laden vocals, wild guitar and throbbing slap basses. Let’s go boppin’ tonight!”

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  • Various - Teenage Crush (CD)

    18,00

    Hot 100 Hit Ballads of 50s & early 60s..

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  • Various - Teenage Rock`n`Roll Party (CD)

    18,00

    30 biisin bailucd. Parast Rock`n`Roll-RnB- matskua!

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  • Various - Jiving Jamboree (CD)

    18,00

    Loistava tanssi-jive kokoelma. Kunnon 50-luvun jump -jive Rock`n`Rollia..

    Jiving Jamboree” marks up your dance cards for 25 reelin’ and a’rockin’ sides from the late Forties, Fifties and early Sixties (the golden era of jump blues and rock ’n’ roll). Opening in style with the Godfather of jump jive Louis Jordan and his classic Saturday Night Fish Fry, the album puts the listener and the dancer through their paces with Joe Liggin’s rock hard rhythmic The Honeydripper, TV Slim’s down-home shuffle Flat Foot Sam, Bobby Day’s Rockin’ Robin, Clarence ”Frogman” Henry’s New Orleans R&B powerhouse Ain’t Got No Home (covered a decade later by The Band on their Moondog Matinee album) and lots of other goodies .This CD is bound to be in great demand in the many jive clubs and classes all over the world – in fact it was compiled by the UKs leading jive performer and teacher ’Rockin’ Robin Weathersbee, who also wrote a ’history’ of jive in the CD book.”Jiving Jamboree” simultaneously evokes memories of one of the great dance eras of the recent past whilst providing the perfect soundtrack for a new generation of dance-floor jivers. As Slim Gaillard used to say, this one’s ”solid!””

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