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  • Aladdin: The Aladdin Records Story 2CD+ Booklet

    25,00

    Upea julkaisu. 78 rpm paketti tyyliin tehty tuplacd paketti.

    Mastered from full track mono and 2-track master session tapes, except for disc 1 — tracks 1-9, 11-14, 16-19, 23 and 25, and disc 2 — tracks 4 and 12, which were transferred from original lacquer and 78 rpm and 45 rpm sources.

    Two discs and 16-page booklet housed in three stiff, printed sleeves bound between heavy, printed cardboard covers, held together by binding posts.

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  • Greer Big John - Blowin’ & Rockin’ 1949-1955 (CD)

    13,00

    Big John Greer is another largely unsung hero of the R&B world of the late 1940s and early 1950s.

    A blasting tenor saxophonist and a really talented blues shouting vocalist he enjoyed just one chart hit in his recording career, ’Got You on My Mind’ which is featured on this collection.

    By all accounts he was a spectacular live performer and was most popular in small venues where he was able to interact with the audience and this certainly comes across throughout this exciting collection of 27 of his greatest recordings.

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  • Ridgely Tommy - Rhythm & Blues in New Orleans (CD)

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    Tommy Ridgely was born, raised and died in New Orleans and was a consistently popular entertainer in the city and its environs without ever achieving a major hit.

    It was at the city’s premier R&B venue, the legendary Dew Drop Inn, where he made his lasting impression and established his band The Untouchables as the most famous house band in the club’s history.

    Many of these 30 tracks including songs like ’Lavinia’ were major chart hits in New Orleans and Louisiana.

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  • Pedicin Mike - Hotter Than A Pistol (CD)

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    Saxman/bandleader MIKE PEDICIN, from Philadelphia, was one of the pioneers of ’House Rock’, the musical hybrid which incorporated Swing, R&B and Hillbilly into an exciting new, danceable format in the immediate pre-R&R era.

    Operating largely in and around Philadelphia and New Jersey, his biggest local rival was Bill Haley, who of course went on to become a worldwide star.

    Nonetheless, during the 1950s Pedicin and his boys recorded a memorable body of work, and even dented the U.S. Top 100 a couple of times, with ’The Large, Large House’ and ’Shake A Hand’, while sides like ’One Potato-Two Potato’, ’Hotter Than A Pistol’ and ’Burnt Toast And Black Coffee’ are big collectors’ items.

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  • Makeba Miriam - The Roots of Miriam Makeba – From South Africa To New York (CD)

    15,00

    nown widely as ’Mama Africa’, Johannesburg-born MIRIAM MAKEBA, of Xhosa and Swazi descent, was a controversial singer, songwriter, feminist and political activist, perhaps one of the most important black women of the 20th Century.

    A singer with a dynamic, wholly unique vocal range, she built a career in South Africa during the 1950s, largely as a member of an all-female vocal group, The Skylarks, and as a ’guest’ member of the all-male Manhattan Brothers.

    She met Harry Belafonte in 1959, who encouraged her to move to New York, where he mentored her career and produced her early albums.

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  • Elegants - Little Star (CD)

    13,00

    lthough they invariably get filed under ’One Hit Wonders’, THE ELEGANTS – an excellent white Doo-Wop quintet from Staten Island, New York – actually charted two further titles, ’Please Believe Me’ and ’Goodnight’, in addition to their chart-topping, multi-million-selling ’Little Star’, back in 1958.

    They were a vastly underrated vocal group; lead singer Vito Picone – who was still in his teens when he cut most of these sides – possessed a strong, mellifluous voice, and this is a remarkably strong body of work.

    This compilation sweeps up virtually everything they recorded between 1958-62, across five different record labels; Apt, Hull, United Artists, ABC-Paramount and Photo.

    Also included as bonus tracks are both sides of an earlier 45 which they recorded as ’Pat Cordel & The Crescents’, in 1956.

    This is the first wholly comprehensive Elegants compilation and sides like ’I’d Still Be Waiting’, ’Rain, Rain Go Away’, ’All Of A Sudden’, ’Dressin’ Up’ and ’A Dream Can Come True’ have not previously appeared on CD.

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  • Various - Wolf Pack (Koko-Mojo Original series # 30) (CD)

    15,00

    YKSI KAUTTA-AIKOJEN PARHAISTA BLUES KOKOELMISTA!!!!

    The good folks at England’s Koko Mojo Records have assembled the kind of compilation that is almost too delicious for words. Only killer no filler compilation by Little Victor, remastering by Black Shack Recordings, Calw, Germany. The fifth effort to put together funny Rhythm & Blues records from lesser known artists. The Koko-Mojo original series is a collection of 30 CDs.

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  • Bop-A-Rama Vol. 2

    15,00

    On the thirty-song Bop-a-Rama Volume Two, there is a mixture of several bop beat styles, hot boppin’ Rockabilly, bop Blues, and a sprinkling of Cajun and Hillbilly. Featured artists include Rockabillies and Rock ‘n’ Rollers; Dale Hawkins, Lucky Plank, Jeff Stone, Cleve Warnock, Sleepy LaBeef, and several others. The roots music emanates from Bluegrass artists Flatt and Scruggs, there is a Cajun vocal rocker by Burnell Martin and Hillbilly tempos from the tonsils of, Ben Hall and Wiley and Jessie Barkdull. The rockin’ Blues music is heard from a trio of Negro stars and one Caucasian; Chuck Berry, Billy Bland, Arthur ”Big Boy” Crudup, and Ronnie Hawkins. To end the album Rhythm Bomb Records, provide two recordings from their roster, German group Carolina and Her Rhythm Rockets and a wild American outfit the Frantic Rockers bring the action to a thunderous ending! Atomicat endeavors to use some lesser-known and for some, perhaps more obscure titles and add something unexpected to every album. Most certainly one person’s bop can be another’s jive, and different clubs and countries do not dance at the same tempo, and we do not aim to preach only to give you danceable music. This album is compiled by well-known Dee Jay and face on the music scene Mark Armstrong, who has been Dee Jaying since his early teen years. Our albums have; stunning design, sleeve notes, songs, mastered for the best possible sound available. The disc is housed in an attractively designed cardboard sleeve, specially constructed to avoid the use of plastic and be environmentally friendly.

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  • Various - Stroll -A-Rama Volume 2 (CD)

    15,00

    On the thirty-song Stroll-a-Rama Volume Two there is a mixture of several strolling tempos, Rhythm & Blues, Doo Wop, Rockabilly, and White Rock ‘N’ Roll, which is chosen for different locations, large festivals, your local dance-hall or a small and dark cellar bar. Included Rhythm & Blues artists are; The Dories, The Nutmegs, Wilbert Harrison and Willie Cobbs and Rockabilly and Hillbilly performers comprise of; Bob Vidone and The Rhythm Rockers, The Playboys, The Sting-Rays, Zeb Turner and Bailey’s Nervous Kats, Wanda Jackson and the little known Judy Harriet. Chuck Berry, Jack Scott, Dick Dale, and a post-Holly, Crickets line up bring Star quality into the album. For additional variety of sound walking into the show are with interesting cover versions are; Vince Taylor, French rocker Jacky Moulière, and we go ”down-under” to introduce you to the talent of The Keil Isles. To end the album Rhythm Bomb Records, provide two recordings from their roster, German outfit, The Round-Up Boys and Italians, Vince and The Sun Boppers who walk the album to a close. Atomicat endeavors to use some lesser-known and for some, perhaps more obscure titles and add something unexpected to every album. Most certainly one person’s stroll can be another’s jive, and different clubs and countries do not dance at the same tempo, and we do not aim to preach only to give you danceable music. This album is compiled by well-known Dee Jay and face on the music scene Mark Armstrong, who has been Dee Jaying since his early teen years. Our albums have; stunning design, sleeve notes, songs, mastered for the best possible sound available. The disc is housed in an attractively designed cardboard sleeve, specially constructed to avoid the use of plastic and be environmentally friendly.

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  • Various - Motorvatin Vol. 4 (CD)

    15,00

    The 4th and final volume of this great series about cars and motorvatin in Jim Crow America as sung by African-American artists

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  • Various - Popcorn Story Vol. 2 (CD)

    15,00

    The Popcorn genre is a style of music and dancing first established in Belgium in the 1960s and it got its name from a discotheque called the Popcorn. This style includes a pretty eclectic and wide range of American of R&B and pop songs mostly recorded in the 1950s and mid-1960s in a slow or medium tempo and often in a minor key. Popcorn can be recognized by its tempo just as much as its sound.

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  • Various - Off To Work ”The Mojo Man Presents” (CD)

    15,00

    This album salutes the African American workers. As Jaqueline Jones wrote last year in her article Black Workers Remember published by the American Prospect; it is one of the great ironies of American labor history that enslaved workers toiled at a wider variety of skilled tasks than did their descendants who were free. Slave owners had an economic incentive to exploit the multifaceted talents of blacks in the craft shop as well as in the kitchen and field. But after emancipation, whites attempted to limit blacks to menial jobs. Throughout the late nineteenth century and well into the twentieth, blacks as a group were barred from machine work within the industrial sector, and from white-collar clerical and service work. Modernization wore a white face. Focusing on the city of Memphis, Tennessee, we offer a story about African American men and women workers who literally risked their lives on the shop floor, day in and day out, trying to provide for their families.

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  • Various - Money, Money, Money (CD)

    15,00

    Folks, its all about the Dollar bill here. Everybody likes money or simply need greenbacks and Black Americans aint no different. This selection of songs from the Golden Age.
    Performed by black artists are my personal faves about this subject. African Americans have had limited access to building wealth for generations. A closer look at wealth in America reveals staggering racial wealth disparities. For centuries, the struggle for African Americans to build, secure and maintain wealth has been ongoing in the United States. Many financial barriers began during slavery and continued after emancipation throughout the last 50 years. These barriers reduced Black and African Americans’ opportunities for creating wealth.

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  • Various - R&B in DC 1940-1960 – Rhythm & Blues, Doo Wop, Rockin’ Rhythm and more… (16-CD Deluxe Box Set) (CD)

    220,00

    Limited and numbered edition of 1,500 copies!
    16-CD box set (LP-size) with 352-page hardcover book, 472 tracks. Playing time c. 20 hrs

    R&B in DC – Bear Family Records® presents the rise of rhythm ’n’ blues in Washington, D.C. – music from the swing era, classic doo-wop of the 1940s and 1950s, rocking rhythm & blues, rock & roll and soul of the early 1960s.
    Classics such as Love Potion No. 9 (The Clovers), Wedding Bells (The Senators) and Georgianna (Lloyd Price), supplemented by local hits, long-forgotten obscure tunes and sought-after rarities.

    R&B in DC – A comprehensive 352-page hardcover LP-sized book by researcher Jay Bruder documents the exciting history of the Washington music scene from the 1940s to the 1960s – with background information on the African-American press, club scene, and nightlife with its movers and shakers, based on years of research and interviews with surviving eyewitnesses.
    Hundreds of long out of print and hard to find recordings drawn from the best available sources, carefully sequenced in order of release, form a comprehensive review of the entire recording scene. This is not just a greatest hits collection.
    R&B in DC – In depth biographies draw attention to long overlooked artists such as The Griffin Brothers with Margie Day, Delores “Baby Dee” Spriggs, Billy Fair, TNT Tribble, Frank Motley Jr., The Three of Us Trio, The Crawford Brothers, Sam Hawkins, and Phil Flowers.
    The story of Quality Records shows how this Washington-based label started by Ahment Ertegun, Herb Abramson, and Max Silverman in 1946 led to the launch of Atlantic Records two years later.
    R&B in DC – The story of Lillian Claiborne and her DC Records operation illustrates her role sustaining Washington’s recording scene from 1947 through the early 1970s.

    Pioneering vocal group recordings by The Progressive Four, The Cap-Tans, The Clovers, The Four Dots, and The Heartbreakers illustrate Washington’s early contribution to the rise of R&B vocal groups.
    R&B in DC – The set includes the 1951-52 RCA Victor sessions by TNT Tribble, Frank Motley, The Heartbreakers, and Jimmy McPhail taken direct from studio masters.
    Early recordings featuring Billy Stewart, Don Covay, and Marvin Gaye show how these artists developed from the D.C. vocal group scene.
    R&B in DC – Hundreds of arcane facts and unexpected connections drawn from contemporary sources and artist interviews provide a new insight into Washington’s role in the development of R&B.
    ’R&B in DC 1940 – 1960’ is a celebration of Washington, D.C.’s contribution to the rise of Rhythm & Blues music from the swing era to the dawn of soul. A comprehensive historical survey places music made by performers with significant ties to the Washington region into the context of the local and national scene. From street corner vocal quartets to national stars – from Billy Eckstine, Baby Dee, TNT Tribble, and The Clovers to Frank Motley, The Crawford Brothers, Lloyd Price, and Don Covay – and the behind the scenes record people, over 120 biographies trace the development of the D.C. Sound.

    The exhaustively illustrated documentary by D.C. expert and historian Jay Bruder is based on a chronology drawn from extensive research in contemporary sources. The set includes vignettes on the history of record making in Washington, local record companies, the African-American press, as well as the African-American role in radio and television in the Washington area. It illustrates how Washington’s schools, churches, and amateur shows formed a launching pad for local talent and how Washington’s clubs and theaters became major destinations on the R&B circuit. 472 audio tracks on 16 CDs, and a 352-page book (LP format) bring this long overlooked musical community back to life.

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  • Various - Popcorn Story Vol. 1

    15,00

    The Popcorn genre is a style of music and dancing first established in Belgium in the 1960s and it got its name from a discotheque called the Popcorn. This style includes a pretty eclectic and wide range of American of R&B and pop songs mostly recorded in the 1950s and mid-1960s in a slow or medium tempo and often in a minor key. Popcorn can be recognized by its tempo just as much as its sound.

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  • Various - Go Away (Koko-Mojo Original serie # 29) (CD)

    15,00

    The good folks at England’s Koko Mojo Records have assembled the kind of compilation that is almost too delicious for words. Only killer no filler compilation by Little Victor, remastering by Black Shack Recordings, Calw, Germany. The fifth effort to put together funny Rhythm & Blues records from lesser known artists. The Koko-Mojo original series is a collection of 30 CDs.

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  • Various - Southern Bred 18 – Louisiana New Orleans R&B Rockers (CD)

    15,00

    28 Rockin Rhythm and Blues Rockers! The fourth Southern Bred exploration into the music from Louisiana and the Crescent City, New Orleans

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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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  • Various - Knockdown (Koko-Mojo Original series # 28) (CD)

    15,00

    The good folks at England’s Koko Mojo Records have assembled the kind of compilation that is almost too delicious for words. Only killer no filler compilation by Little Victor, remastering by Black Shack Recordings, Calw, Germany. The fifth effort to put together funny Rhythm & Blues records from lesser known artists. The Koko-Mojo original series is a collection of 30 CDs.

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  • Harris Wynonie - Blow Your Brains Out – Greatest Jukebox Hits & Dancefloor Favourites (CD)

    13,00

    Amongst the African American communities of the 1940s Wynonie Harris was a star, probably what we nowadays would like to call a superstar. Strangely as rock & roll gripped the world in the 1950s no one seemed interested in him despite his obvious stature as a founding father of the new genre. It wasn’t until the 70s rock & roll revival when bands like The Stray Cats spearheaded a jive dancing rejuvenation that he finally reached a new level of appreciation.

    Here then are 28 tracks of good rocking dancefloor favourites including but not limited to, ’Good Rockin’ Tonight’, ’Bloodshot Eyes’, ’Good Morning Judge’ and ’All She Wants To Do Is Rock’.

    There are many CD collections of Wynonie Harris but you’ll be hard pressed to find one as crammed with rocking hits!

    Fully detailed liner notes.

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  • Blackwells - Love or Money (CD)

    13,00

    THE BLACKWELLS were a gifted harmony trio, comprising two brothers, Dewayne and Ronald, and a sister, Glenda.

    Although their commercial success was limited, their records are nowadays fiercely rare collectors’ items.

    A couple of their 45s remain staple favourite radio oldies, notably their inspired arrangement of the perennial ’Unchained Melody’, while their UK chart entry ’Love Or Money’ has attracted a number of handsome revivals over the years, notably Billy Fury’s 1982 hit version.

    Bizarrely, their Phil Spector-produced ’You Took Advantage Of Me’ turned up on the soundtrack of the Mahershala Ali/ Viggo Mortensen movie Green Book in 2018; the soundtrack ’album’ passed one million streams worldwide, yielding The Blackwells a ’million-seller’, fifty-odd years after they’d broken up!

    This compilation anthologises their singles between 1959-62, plus a handful of unissued sides; it also includes a bonus track in the shape of The Fleetwoods’ million-selling ’Mr Blue’, a song penned by the eldest Blackwell, Dewayne.

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  • Various - Cadets, Jacks & Flares – Evolution of a Vocal (CD)

    13,00

    THE JACKS, aka THE CADETS, from L.A., were the Modern/RPM group of labels’ top vocal group in the mid-50s.

    Although both groups featured identical personnel, their lead singers differed; Willie Davis usually led The Jacks, while Aaron Collins and/or Dub Jones fronted The Cadets.

    They also backed artists like Donna Hightower, Young Jessie and Richard Berry, whilst various group members later recorded as The Flares, The Peppers and The Thor-Ables.

    This unique compilation traces the evolution of the group, and presents the very best of their output between 1955-62, across nine different record labels, featuring their hits ’Why Don’t You Write Me?’ (as The Jacks), ’Stranded In The Jungle’ (The Cadets) and ’Foot Stompin’ (Part 1)’ (The Flares).

    This body of work has never been thus compiled before, making for a unique package, and several of these sides are making their CD debuts.

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