50's Rockabilly / R'n'R

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  • Various - Take It Off! Strip Tease Classics (CD)


    22 Striptease Klassikkoa…Mahtava päälikansi! Al Bundyn suositus!

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  • Various - Hey Baby! The Rockin South (CD)


    30 Rockabilly & Rock`n`Roll Gems from the Legendary Excello Records. The release of Hey Baby!- The Rockin’ South represents a remarkable excavation of the Excello vaults. Much of this music has not been available since the original 78s and 45s were released in Nashville in the 1950s. Little has been reissued on CD, or for that matter vinyl. This is not obscurity for obscurity’s sake. Many of the original tapes were lost, recorded over or not returned by the pressing plants. For the first time, the missing masters have been reconstructed from the rare records of collectors in England, Massachusetts, Texas, Tennessee, California and beyond. It is surprising just how few of these records exist and the search was as exhaustive as it was exhausting. And with the latest technology at hand, the engineers at Sound Mastering did a sterling mastering job. Excello is renowned as a blues label. In the early to mid-50s, however, there was a wide variety of southern music released, including gospel, hillbilly, western, even outright pop and rockabilly. The sister Nasco label from ’57 to ’60 was more pop-oriented, but still had a healthy ration of rock’n’roll. Hey Baby!- The Rockin’ South kicks off with Al Ferrier’s title track, a classic slab of rockabilly. After another quintessential rockabilly performance by Jackson Toombs, we revert to the charming hillbilly/neo-rockabilly sounds of the Lindsey Brothers, Ray Batts and Don Haggard & The Sunset Drifters. The Excello segment is concluded with the only black artist here, Slim Harpo’s best rocker Bobby Sox Baby.

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  • Various - Oh Julie! Feat. The Crescendos (CD)


    Teen Group sounds from Nashville & The South Nasco Records.

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  • Various - Miami Rockabilly (CD)


    32 rockabilly biisiä Floridan lämmöstä.


    by Crawford Anderson

    Wall to wall beaches, balmy weather, palm trees swaying in ocean breezes, and floral splendour are the images associated with Miami and its sister city, Miami Beach which in less than a century rose from a mosquito-infested swamp that is the Everglades to blossom into a sub-tropical metropolis.

    Miami enjoyed its heyday in the 40s and 50s. Planes trailing long streamers would fly over the beach advertising multi-course meals for $1.50 and the cafeterias teamed with people from all walks of life, many of them retirees or honeymooners earning Miami the dubious reputation as a land of the newly wed or the nearly dead”. For many years after the war, Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, one of the most popular shows on American TV, was broadcast from a Miami hotel, further publicising Miami’s delights to a nation-wide audience.

    Unlike major recording centres such as Memphis or Nashville, Miami lacked a musical identity and attracted very few out-of-town acts. Despite this the area was home to several wild and rocking combos.

    MIAMI ROCKABILLY, which showcases most of the local rockabilly and rock’n’roll talent active in the area between 1956 and 1960, has been a long time in the making. Ted Carroll tracked down some of the material several years ago and later struck a deal for the remaining songs over a kitchen table in the backwoods of Southern Florida. Rob Finnis made sense of it all and researched an in-depth sleevenote. The result is a value-for-money 32-tracker crammed with ultra-rare rockabilly gems most of which are making their CD debut here, remastered from original tapes or acetates by Sound Mastering’s Ace boffins (pun intended). If one or two of these tracks sound a bit cheesy, then that’s the way it was in the studio on the day.

    Perhaps the best known recording on MIAMI ROCKABILLY is Tommy Spurlin’s Hang Loose. Originally issued in 1956 (only in the USA) it became hugely popular during the British rockabilly revival of the late 70s and a timely re-issue on a specialist label was a perennial seller. Another of Spurlin’s songs, Heart Throb was featured in the frat movie smash ”Porky’s” some 25 years after it was recorded. Also included are Curley Jim Morrison’s ultra-rare UK release Airforce Blues and such obscurities as Wes Hardin’s Any Way and Ross Minimi’s frantic 1959 workout, Baby Rock. These last two would cost in the region of $1200 if one wished to acquire the original AFS and Gulfstream label 45s. And if you like your rockabilly wild, woolly and uncompromising then Ray Pate & The Rhythm Rockets’ adrenaline charged 2-sider, My Shadow c/w Lucky Day will suit.

    These are a few of the impossibly hard-to-find 45’s on a CD that surely qualifies as one of the best rockabilly issues of 1998.

    * 32 raw hog-wild rockin’ tracks

    * 3000 + word in-depth sleevenote by Rob Finnis

    * $6000 + worth of rockin’ 45s on one CD

    * Plus 11 bonus tracks unissued in the 50s and up to now only available on poorly mastered, hard to find, limited edition vinyl.”

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  • Various - Located In The Record Center Of The South (CD)


    ”by John Broven

    ”Located In The Record Center Of The South” was the slogan of Excello Records during its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s. The record centre was, of course, Nashville, Tennessee and through our many reissues from Excello and its gospel parent Nashboro (and also Champion and Dial) we have shown that there was far more to Music City USA than just country music.

    This release is sub-titled The Grand Excello R&B Finale and indeed it is for us, following the acquisition of Excello by MCA/Universal. There will be one more release in June 98, THE BEST OF EXCELLO GOSPEL (CDCHD 687) yes, gospel on Excello! – and then our collection will be complete.

    The almost bottomless depths of the Excello catalogue is illustrated by this compilation of highly collectable singles that, at this late stage, are making their first appearance on Ace CD. Recorded at Ernie Young’s Nashville and Jay Miller’s Crowley, Louisiana studios, the very essence of Excello Records is reflected here. There is rocking blues from Jerry McCain and Rudy Green; Nashville R&B from Good Rockin’ Sam, Johnny Angel and Earl Gaines; class female R&B from Lillian Offitt and Carol Fran; swampy R&B instrumentals from Guitar Gable and Classie Ballou; swamp-pop from Jay Nelson; and doo wop from the Gladiolas on the original take of the manic Sweetheart Please Don’t Go, without the overdubbed sax!

    Appropriately we conclude with swamp-blues, the genre that made Excello such a vital creative force in the British R&B Boom of the 1960s. Worthy of note are Lazy Lester’s final 45 coupling, Lonesome Sundown’s unreleased masterpiece I Got A Love (Way Down In My Heart), the ever-reliable Leroy Washington, and the so-tasteful guitar overdubbed version of Slim Harpo’s perennial Rainin’ In My Heart.

    We can but reflect on a 5-year reissue campaign that has strengthened the aura of Excello Records as a major independent label in the field of blues, R&B and southern soul, located, as it was, in the Record Center of the South.”

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  • Various - Gulf Coast Grease-The Sandy Records Story Vol 1 (CD)


    24 Rockin Rarities from Sandy , Orange and Smoke labels in Mobile, Alabama between 1957 and 1962.

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  • Various - Wanderers Soundtrack (CD)


    Legendaarisen elokuvan mahtava musiikki. KLASSIKKOKAMAA!!!!!

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  • Various - That`ll Flat Git It Vol 14-Sun (CD)


    Erillainen best of sun kokoelma..Ei paljoakaan ns. hitti-artisteja, ei biisejä sun singles boxeilta.

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  • Velaires - Screamers To Flairs to… (CD)


    Roll Over Beethoven has been covered by almost every band that started rock and roll in the 60s. Some records were not too well done, while others were true to the spirit of the original, and became best selling records. One of these best-sellers that made the Hot 100 was by a band from Sioux City, Iowa, the Velaires.

    In 1958 Danny Matousek formed a band with some friends. The group was made up of Danny on rhythm guitar, Bob Lawdy – lead guitar, Don Bourret – drums, and Jerry DeMers – bass. The four members remained together as the Screamers, the Flairs and finally the Velaires.

    By 1961 the Velaires leased their recordings to Jamie Records on the strength of Roll Over Beethoven, which was originally released on the small, Phoenix based, Palms Records label. All their Jamie issues, plus every track recorded for an unreleased album are included in this new Bear Family release. Also in this set is the bands first record, the very collectable I Dig, on Kay Bank Records, recorded as the Screamers. Even their hard to find version of Summertime Blues is here.

    Get ready for some fine mid-west rock and roll, with tight vocal harmonies, a couple of ballads and one instrumental added for fun. The Screamers, the Flairs or the Velaires, whatever name you remember them by, if you grew up as a fan of rock and roll this CD is for you!

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  • Vincent Gene - Rebel Heart Vol 2 (CD)


    Lisää harvinaisuuksia. Nyt tarjoushintaan!!!! normaali ovh 119 mk!!!

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  • Vincent Gene - Rebel Heart Vol 6 (CD)


    Gene & Wild Angels 1969 ja Gene & The Houseshakers 1971 äänitykset.

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  • Vincent Gene - The Story (+CD rom) (CD)


    20 loistavaa klassikkoa! Upea peruskokoelma. Rompulla lisätietoja artista ym.

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