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Various - Out In The Streets Again: The Soul Sounds Of Scepter Records (LP)
A vault’s worth of solid gold treasures! Nearly all the cuts included here are legendary, high-dollar 45s, presented in their original—and danceable!—mono mixes. The sound of thousands of dollars’ worth of revered R&B, from Sundazed! The legendary Florence Greenberg was one of very few women who envisioned, launched and ran a hugely-successful record company. She liked to say that she was “a white woman in a black business who couldn’t carry a tune!” But, she sure knew talent: talented artists, songwriters, producers, sales and promo people. For many amazing years, Mrs. Greenberg helmed a label comparable in size to Motown: not quite a major, but much more substantial than most indies. Scepter Records grew and flourished by cultivating an amazing network of independent writers and producers: Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Luther Dixon, Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, Van McCoy, and many, many others. And now, compiled here are 15 exhilarating Scepter recordings – all incredible dance-floor sides (nearly $3k of original wax!), lovingly pressed onto one glorious album. Viva, Florence! Viva, Scepter Records! Dim the lights, turn this soulful platter up and get ready to move!!!
On red vinyl!!!
Hawkins Screaming Jay - The Night and Day of… (LP)€25,00
‘’Music shouldn’t shoulder or force its way into the album racks of any population, rather the population should induce itself to enjoy music and develop a personal taste, every soul should make up its own mind, a passion is all the greater if it has grown out of a cross selection of experiences. Generally, if a certain ’thing’ becomes a great success, that success is made greater by the mass persuasive mouth of the press, by some standards the more pop and the more publicised, as the more immoral. The popularity of popular music has opened up a gap that allows second rate material to introduced, this is unfortunate for I believe that bad music is much much worse than no music at all. Popularity sometimes frightens me because it tends to endorse bad music. Just look around at what people are praising in the arts, weigh up how much is incomprehensible with how much is pretended to be understood. Bach is, popular in a minority on his own merits, not by an infectious trend, that’s how I’d like it with me.’’
Many can sing in tune, few (less even) can scream. Jay Hawkins was and is unique, he enjoyed his monopoly which straddled the fence of Rhythm and Blues. He was young, and screamin’ was means to an end, this album isn’t the end, nor the beginning of. It is one side of Mr. Hawkins, his night and day.
– From the back cover notes of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ second LP, NIGHT AND DAY, released in 1967 in the UK only. Up to now.
Various - Voodoo Mambosis And Other Tropical Diseases Vol. 1 (LP)€27,00
Limited to 500 copies! No repress! Transparent yellow vinyl! Hype sticker on front!
Voodoo Mambosis And Other Tropical Diseases is the start of a new series on Stag-O-Lee. Three volumes are planned.
The original records come from the record box of our esteemed friend Duke Jens-O-Matic, who has been a graphic
designer, internationally acclaimed DJ, collector and hunter for decades.
Jens-O-Matic was there when we first breathed life into Stag-O-Lee and he delivered four volumes of the wonderful Jim
Jam Gems 10” series. Each stylistically self-contained. He is currently working on further Jim Jam Gems volumes, but is
struggling with the liner notes because “one has an educational mission!”.
Now to the record at hand:
What does a friend of the obscure 7″ do when he already has everything in the field of Rhythm & Blues etc.? He is looking
for other fields of activity. Different countries, different music, different influences. So does our Jens-O-Matic. He made a
little trip around the world here, let his new love of cumbia flow in, mixed in a pinch of voodoo, reactivated some old blues
heroes, plus some exotica – it never hurts.
The great art is to combine these on paper disparate elements in such a way that something unique and consistently
exciting is created. Voodoo Mambosis And Other Tropical Diseases is the best example of this!
The cover, also designed by Jens-O-Matic, is a homage to the groundbreaking ’84 compilation Rockabilly Psychosis and
the Garage Disease!
Trenier Milt - Flip Our Wigs (LP)€20,00
Wow! Onpas upea uutuus!
The Treniers are the gift that keeps on moving. This collection features the baby of the family, Milt Trenier, with a collection of his solos sides.
After singing and performing for seventy years, he’s still out there doing it at the time of writting this. Allow us to take you back where it all began.
Various - Vocal Group Madness (LP)€27,00
Fans of the Vocal Harmony Groups that developed in the late 40s and 50s in the US know already that there was a lot more going on than what is nowadays subsumed under „doo-wop“ label. DJ, collector and expert DJ Crille now compiled a new album featuring rare and underground vocal-harmony and doo-wop songs from the late 50s and early 60s that is released on Stag-O-Lee. The album, titled „Vocal Group Madness – 14 Bam-A-LamVocal Group Rockers from the 50s and 60s“ showcases a selection of tracks that are hard to find rarely compiled.
The album is a compilation of obscure and definitely rocking tracks from the archives of some of the coolest vocal harmony groups of the era, including The Ideals, The Eventuals, The Neons, and Little Anthony and the Imperials. Most of these tracks were previously only available on hard-to-find vinyl records and have been carefully remastered to bring them to their full sonic potential.
The album features 14 tracks in total, each showcasing the raw power and vocal prowess that made doo-wop and vocal harmony groups such a popular genre during the era. From the driving beat of „Horror of the black museum” by The Nightmares to the soulful harmonies of ”Zing went the Strings of my Heart”, every track is a gem in its own right.
Various - Buzzsaw Joint – Cut 9/Double Agent 7 (LP)€27,00
Limited pressing – only 500 copies.
Buzzsaw Joint was born of a club offering Londoners the chance to revel in the sounds of deliciously trashy rock’n’roll in all its perverse forms. Club top-cat, Fritz, then took the primitive Buzzsaw sounds online with a series of savage Mixcloud mixes created by record fiends from all over the globe. Now the high-octane energy of Buzzsaw Joint has manifested into the physical form with a run of compilations on Stag-O-Lee Records. Get your ears around the weird’n’wild sounds of the extraordinary and inimitable Buzzsaw Joint!
Cut number nine reveals Double Agent 7’s top-secret tactics. Music festival stage regulars, the London-based DJ duo have a long-running monthly residency at one of the capital’s hippest bars where they make it their Mission45 to spin 50s/60s R&B floorfillers all night long. Not to mention their cross-border operations, hitting hotspots in Berlin, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona and Bangkok. On top of all that, in collab with singer Annie Bea, under the code name DA7, they’ve released two of their own recordings, Dopamine Fiend and Luxury Kills. Bravo team, mission complete!
Franklin Aretha - Queen In Waiting (3LP, Gold&black marbled) (LP)€45,00
180g/Columbia Years 60-65/2000 Cps Gold & Black Marbled
Before Aretha Franklin rose to fame, she was signed to Columbia Records. This 3LP compilation album is a collection of some of Aretha’s most notable songs during her time at Columbia from 1960 to 1965. The Queen in Waiting highlights Franklin’s jazz and big-band recordings, and includes the songs ”Won’t Be Long”, ”Walk On By”, ”Today I Sing The Blues” and ”Try A Little Tenderness” a.o.
Various - Thirteen Roses Vol. 3 – Singing In A Male World (LP)€20,00
Third shift of girls going ahead to the power! If the previous volumes were organised by the colour of the skin, in this one we´ve given preference to girl groups over solo singers, but we didn’t want to be too strict, so you’ll also find some individualists.
We start off strong, The Ikettes and The Raelettes no less, the backing singers of Ike & Tina Turner’s and Ray Charles’ bands. Both vocal groups had a very important specific weight for the soloists they accompanied, as important that nobody could stop them from recording their own albums and singles as well.
Behind them a fairly wide and eclectic selection, from doo wop to garage, passing through pop and rock’n’roll. Is any musical genre too much for women? certainly not!
A sad note to finish. This is the last volume of this collection, which closes this circle in which we have brought together a total of 39 tracks, very varied in sound but with the common denominator of female voices in all of them.
Que vivan las mujeres!
Various - Slow Grind Fever Volume 11 (LP)€25,00
Volume #11 in this amazing series of slow grinding R&B/Soul/Exotica tunes as they are being played in a club in Melbourne/Australia.
Around midnight on the last Saturday of every month, an assemblage of juiceheads,grifters, kittens, dandies and derelicts gather in a dimly-lit, smoke-filled room and dance together real slow. These are some of the records we dance to… Thanks to all the flute players and backing singers of yore for flavouring these old records up just like we like them. (Richie1250/Melbourne, 2019)
Compilation and liner notes by SGF-mastermind Richie1250.
Various - Primal Beats From The Basement – For Dancers Only (LP)€25,00
180g vinyl. Strictly limited to 500 copies!
For Dancer Only is the legendary club night of Bill Kealey, the hard-drinking, energetic collector and vinyl hunter from Dublin. Almost every weekend he is out and about with his 7″ vinyl case and makes the crowds happy. Since he’s been doing it for a few decades, he belongs to the absolute Champions League of those who deal with Rhythm & Blues of the 50s and all its varieties.
This is his first compilation and we claim it’s one of the best Stag-O-Lee has ever released.
”For Dancers Only was formed in 2004 because at that time in Ireland there wasn’t even one club where we could go and listen or dance to rhythm and blues records. In the past 18 years we’ve grown from a local club in our hometown of Wexford to a truly international one in Dublin. We’ve been lucky enough to have had some of the finest dj’s/collectors in the world come and play for us and the support from our clientele from all over the world is beyond humbling. This lp represents the kind of music you might expect to hear if you ever venture down the basement in Thomas House, Dublin for one of our club nights. It also keeps alive the legacy of these great artists and musicians who cannot ever be forgotten.”
James Etta - Seven Day Fool (LP)€37,00
Hienot gatefold kannet.
On obi-strip reads:
This double LP compilation selects tracks from her early albums and 45s, and offers a glimpse to the immense talent of this legendary artist. From fabulous vocal jazz tunes like Stormy Weather or Palm Nuts to classics of the blues like Howlin’ Wolf’s Spoonful or Muddy Waters’ I Just Want To Make Love To You (James’ version became very popular when used in a very famour Coca-Cola TV commercial); from delightful ballads like At Last to dancefloor fillers like Seven Day Fool (an extremely popular tune in the Northern Soul scene), here is an excellent selection of songs that set Etta James as a very big name in Afro-American music already at this early stage of her career.
Watson Johnny Guitar - Essential Works 1953-1962 (2LP) (LP)€47,00
A singer/guitarist known for two essential albums in the funk sphere – Ain’t That a Bitch and A Real Mother For You – Johnny Watson was first of all a highly respected bluesman with close ties to the R&B scene of the Fifties. When Johnny Watson’s grandfather died, he left his grandson a guitar, but Grandma insisted that Johnny shouldn’t ever play “the devil’s music” – the blues – on such a “holy” instrument that had accompanied so many gospels… Johnny at once thought about nothing else. In Los Angeles he would spend the Fifties under the influence of Amos Milburn and Chuck Higgins, with whom he played for a time before creating his own group to trawl through every club in the city. “I was doing things like Jimi Hendrix, fifteen years before [him] playing guitar with my teeth, hanging from the rafters and doing double gigs with Guitar Slim … we used to work together in clubs with 30 foot guitarleads, sit on each others shoulders and walk out into the audience”. Johnny “Guitar” Watson’s shows left an indelible mark. He gave each period in his career a personal stamp that made him an original character: he marked every style he played in, whether it was blues, R&B or funk. The first two styles appear on all four sides of this album, leaving the funk for Ain’t That a Bitch and A Real Mother For You.
Turner Ike & Tina - A Fool In Love (LP)€20,00
Ike & Tina Turner Rediscover the most magnificent Soul, R&B duo of all time according to the Rolling Stones. This vinyl shocases 16 key tracks including the hits with their early recordings that created their popularity ”A Fool In Love”, ”It’s Gonna Work Out Fine”, ”I Idolize You”, ”Poor Fool”, and ”Tra La La La La”.