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  • Various - Tennessee Waltz – The Many Moods of a Smash! (CD)

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  • Various - Strip-O-Rama Vol.4 LP + CD (LP)

    23,00

    From the most suave to the most electric, the music accompanying stripteases and other stripteases is adorned, when you think about it, with a staggering variety: The blues of course, whose languor fits perfectly with the exercise, but also rock’n’roll, rhythm and blues, jazz, rockabilly…

    Spearhead of the compilations concocted by the mischievous El Vidocq, the “Strip-O-Rama” now has its fourth avatar. Not the slightest drop in speed. Eros deploys, to achieve his ends, an ever-expanding musical range. Judge for yourself: Beninese blues (Orchestra Typique ”El Rego”), pure exotica (The Enchanters), doo wop, pious (The Redwoods), or salacious (The Royal Jockers), Latin hot music (the aptly named ”Burleska” by The Ambassadors), or Latin smooth music (Googie Rene), be bop swing (Marlowe Morris Quintet), pop with amphets (”Magic Lover Man by Aki Aleong, originally from Trinidad & Tobago), weird surf music (”Widgit” by the Surfer’s ), etc, etc… Everything is taken from singles that are both suggestive and funny, published in the mid-50s and 60s – with singular peaks in 1958 and 1962!

    Originally background music to accompany these undressings in due form, pieces which turn out to be in fact, and in every way, completely irresistible!!!

  • Denny Martin - The Tiki World of Martin Denny – Exotica! (CD)

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    Martin Denny – the acknowledged creator of the ’Exotica’ genre of music, often referred to as ’the father of exotica’.

    29 tracks including all his biggest hit singles, including the mono and stereo recordings of ’Quiet Village’, the tune that started it all.

    Among the tracks are ’exotica’ arrangements of well-known standards written by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Hoagy Carmichael, Charles Trenet and Les Baxter among others.

    This CD offers the perfect introduction to exotica for the new listener as well as a comprehensive choice of tracks for fans of Denny and the genre.

    The CD booklet contains personal reminiscences by Martin Denny and the man who produced most of his recorded work, Liberty Records founder Si Waronker, in a thousand plus word essay.

  • Marty Grosz Meets the Fat Babies - Diga Diga Doo (CD)

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    This CD extols the hot ”Chicago Style” jazz of the 20s and 30s. Led by octogenarian, guitarist Marty Grosz, the band features a contingent from The Fat Babies who hold forth at the Green Mill on Chicago’s north side and special guest Jim Dapogny. In 1948 Marty Grosz hitchhiked from New York to Chicago in search of ”Hot Music”. He returned to New York in 1950, made his first records, and then, after a stint in the Army, returned to Chicago where he played for 21 years. A ”too-good-to-be-true” offer lured him back to New York, to Carnegie Hall, The White House, and all over the globe. Marty has amassed an acoustic discography that’s seventy-seven pages long. 16 songs.

  • Paul Asaro & the Fat Babies - What a Heavenly Dream: The Fats Waller Rhythm Project (CD)

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    In this highly-anticipated release, Paul Asaro and The Fat Babies pay homage to the recordings of ”Fats” Waller and His Rhythm. Asaro, already well known to jazz aficionados for his long association with Leon Redbone, takes center stage here with piano and vocals that recall the humor, wit, and sublime piano talents of Waller without ever resorting to slavish imitation. With him are The Fat Babies, favorites on the Chicago jazz scene, who fully capture the spontaneous excitement of the original Waller recordings with a fresh twist. In addition to Asaro at the piano, the band includes Andy Schumm, cornet; John Otto, clarinet; Jake Sanders, guitar; Beau Sample, bass; and Alex Hall, drums. 14 selections including ”I Wish I Were Twins,” ”Your Feet’s Too Big,” ”Don’t Let It Bother You,” ”You’re My Dish,” ”Blue Turning Grey Over You,” ”Truckin’,” and more.

  • Surfmen - The Sounds of Exotic Island and Hawaii (CD)

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    The Surfmen were an ephemeral exotica super group, consisting of only the best musicians David L. Miller, the man who brought us the 101 Strings, could possibly find. Playing a program of favorites from the fiftieth and most beautiful state… the tropical paradise of Hawaii. The spell of these lovely islands swept by languorous trade winds never leaves the hearts of those who have set foot on her magic shores.

    Among the staff of The Surfmen are musicians like Jack Costanzo, Alvino Rey and Irv Cottler.

    The Surfmen deliver! The use of especially exotic percussive instruments like coconut shells, lave stones and bamboo puppet shakers. This high budget production has it all: Well-known session musicians, field recordings, fake bird calls, exotic percussion, a few renditions of classic exotica tunes and unique material.

    This has to be one of the best vintage exotica albums ever released.

  • Various - Santa Swings The Windup – 14 Christmas Stockings Full Of Shellac Dust (LP)

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    1 vinyl LP, red vinyl. 14 single tracks. Total playing time approx. 41 min.

    Bear Family Records® went to the bottom of the shellac box for this Christmas collection.
    No jingling bells, no ho-ho’s or weird reindeer voices.
    Instead, swinging jazz at its best, rousing swing of the ’30s and ’40s, highly danceable, elegant but cool, performed by seasoned jazz musicians.
    Featuring Glenn Miller, Paul Whiteman, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Putney Dandridge, and many others.
    Short annotations for each song on the back of the album cover.
    Carefully compiled edition, remastered from the best possible sources and pressed on high quality red vinyl.

    Shellac instead of stardust: when Santa Claus takes off his boots and unpacks the gramophone after his work is done: Bear Family Records® delves deep into the shellac box!

    No intrusive bells, chumming ho-ho’s or strangely distorted reindeer voices: Every year around the same time the displays of the department stores are bending with hastily and often suspiciously similar compiled ’swing’ samplers, since ”swing is coming back.”

    Our journey through the depths of various shellac racks, however, brought to light quite a number of undiscovered treasures. Thus we could stand up for the true ’Spirit of Swing’.

    Thrilling music of the ’30s and ’40s, highly danceable, elegant but cool, performed by expert jazz musicians, at the time pressed onto a mélange of shellac, slate flour, soot and cotton flakes, to be played with a steel needle (or optionally cactus spikes for lower volume) at an unbelievable 78 RPM and …. extremely fragile.

    ’Windup’, by the way, refers to the suitable playback device with a crank; from today’s point of view, very sustainable and environmentally friendly!

    Big names like Glenn Miller – with a very special Jingle Bells version, recorded live on Dec 24, 1941!!! – Paul Whiteman, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Barnet, Count Basie or Ella Fitzgerald as well as Putney Dandridge have expressed themselves in their own way on the subject of Christmas.

    Ranging from charming to irreverent, Bear Family Records® finally provides a great celebration for all fans of real swing music, as Las Vegas came much later. On ’Santa Swings The Windup’ there are several premieres on modern audio media.

  • Various - Santa Swings The Windup – 27 Christmas Stockings Full Of Shellac Dust (CD)

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    1 CD with 20 page booklet, 27 tracks. Total playing time approx. 78 min.

    Bear Family Records® went to the bottom of the shellac box for this Christmas collection.
    No jingling bells, no ho-ho’s or weird reindeer voices.
    Instead, swinging jazz at its best, rousing swing of the ’30s and ’40s, highly danceable, elegant but cool, performed by seasoned jazz musicians.
    Featuring Glenn Miller, Paul Whiteman, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Putney Dandridge, Jimmy Ray, Stew Pletcher, Alvino Rey, Stuff Smith and many others.
    Annotations for each song in the liner notes in the accompanying booklet.
    Carefully compiled edition, remastered from the best possible sources.

    Shellac instead of stardust: when Santa Claus takes off his boots and unpacks the gramophone after his work is done: Bear Family Records® delves deep into the shellac box!

    No intrusive bells, chumming ho-ho’s or strangely distorted reindeer voices: Every year around the same time the displays of the department stores are bending with hastily and often suspiciously similar compiled ’swing’ samplers, since ”swing is coming back”.

    Our journey through the depths of various shellac racks, however, brought to light quite a number of undiscovered treasures. Thus, we could stand up for the true ’Spirit of Swing’.

    Thrilling music of the ’30s and ’40s, highly danceable, elegant but cool, performed by expert jazz musicians, at the time pressed onto a mélange of shellac, slate flour, soot and cotton flakes, to be played with a steel needle (or optionally cactus spikes for lower volume) at an unbelievable 78 RPM and …. extremely fragile.

    ’Windup’, by the way, refers to the suitable playback device with a crank; from today’s point of view, very sustainable and environmentally friendly!

    Big names like Glenn Miller – with a very special Jingle Bells version, recorded live on Dec 24, 1941!!! – Paul Whiteman, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Barnet, Count Basie or Ella Fitzgerald as well as Putney Dandridge, Jimmy Ray, Stew Pletcher, Alvino Rey or Stuff Smith have expressed themselves in their own way on the subject of Christmas and be it that during Jingle Bells the horses run completely wild (Jingle Bells by Bill Harty, obviously vocalist Ella Logan is having fun).

    Ranging from charming to irreverent, Bear Family Records® finally provides a great celebration for all fans of real swing music, as Las Vegas came much later. On ’Santa Swings The Windup’ there are several premieres on modern audio media.

    For friends of high-quality vinyl, a solid selection of 14 tracks appears on long-playing record, pressed on red vinyl (BAF18074).

  • Various - Jukebox Mambo Iv (CD)

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    Loistava kokoelma!

  • Various - Trashcan Records Volume 1 – Wild Safari (CD)

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    Limited to 500 copies! 15 bonustracks! 12-page booklet! Sticker mentioning the bonustracks!
    In mid-2019 we started a collaboration with Fedor, an Amsterdam-based collector and vinyl hunter who devotes his free time to obscure and forgotten vinyl treasures from the 50s and early 60s. The original 45s come from the impressive collection of Fedor, who has rummaged through thousands of boxes of used vinyl at flea markets in the Dutch metropolis over the past 25 years.
    So far six 10″-es have been released, all structured by individual topics.
    Back then, Vol. 1: Wild Safari offered 12 exotic rarities on vinyl. On this CD you will find these 12 tracks on, but with the addition of 15 (yes, fifteen) bonus tracks. So a total of 27 tracks. Fedor has conjured up a great 12-page booklet and written an explanatory text for each song. Can’t be done better… further CD versions of the 10″es are in the works.
    So here is Volume 1 – Wild Safari on CD (tracks 1-12 – original 10″. 13-27 – bonus cuts):

  • Lee Peggy - Fever – The Velvet Lounge Series (CD)

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    1-CD (Digipak) with 36-page booklet, 30 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

    Peggy Lee – a Voice of the Century! Finally, one of the great singers of the American Songbook appears in the ’Velvet Lounge’ series on Bear Family Records®.
    Meticulous compilation with Rock ’n’ Roll, Rhythm ’n’ Blues, Jazz and Pop from Peggy Lee’s long career, recordings from 1948 to 1962.
    Featuring ballads, uptempo numbers, songs from movies and live recordings – some on CD for the first time – the CD album reflects Peggy Lee’s artistic versatility.
    Her big hit Fever is included twice, as the 1958 hit version and as a rare live recording from 1961, and with Hallelujah, I Love Him So and other songs the singer bows to Ray Charles.
    The 36-page color booklet provides a Peggy Lee biography by Chicago music historian Bill Dahl, as well as a detailed session discography, rare pictures and memorabilia.

    The Voice
    Gentle, erotic, and powerful-voiced are just a few of the attributes critics worldwide use to describe Peggy Lee’s vocals. Long overdue, here comes an album with the greatest recordings of one of the most important US singers in Bear Family’s ’Velvet Lounge’ series.

    With this CD release, everyone can be convinced of the versatility and the energy in her voice that fueled her career over and over again for decades.

    The Songs
    The 30 carefully selected songs on this CD provide a lively cross-section of the various musical genres in which Peggy Lee felt at home. Her career was extremely successful and lasted more than four decades.

    Our main focus in compiling this album was on Peggy Lee’s versatile vocal qualities. The selected recordings date from 1948 to 1962.

    The repertoire ranges from swing numbers, powerful R&B and rock and roll to beautiful ballads. Remastered with flair, big hits like Fever, Alright Okay You Win or Heart (Corazon) stand next to rare recordings, including an early version of the Dean Martin classic Everybody Loves Somebody.

    From a rare Snader transcription comes a live version of the classic Why Don’t You Do Right?. On Baby Baby Wait For Me, Jump For Joy, Kansas City or her adaptation of the Ray Charles classic I Got A Woman she flirts with rock and roll.

    Also notable: her original version of the ballad I’m Lookin’ Out The Window was later covered by Cliff Richard. The CD closes with interesting live recordings from a legendary 1961 concert in New York City.

    Accompanying the CD, the 36-page booklet includes a Peggy Lee biography by music journalist and historian Bill Dahl, a carefully compiled discography, and many illustrations and rare images.

  • Kessell Barney - Story 1954-1962 – Honey Rock (2CD) (CD)

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    In the 1950s BARNEY KESSEL was acknowledged as the premier Jazz guitarist in the US, routinely voted #1 in Esquire, Downbeat and Playboy magazine polls.

    Famous for his knowledge of chords, inversions and chord-based melodies, he recorded at least one solo LP per year, plus endless sessions and guest appearances.

    This compilation is drawn from his seventeen solo albums recorded between 1954 and 1962, largely for the specialist Contemporary label.

    Two ’bonus cuts’ are included; Julie London’s sumptuous ’Cry Me A River’ from 1955, which is in essence a Barney Kessel guitar master-tutorial with vocal accompaniment, plus his own unlikely R&R hit, ’Honey Rock’, which appeared on the flip of Ricky Nelson’s million-selling ’You’re My One And Only Love’ in 1957.

    Kessel would go on to become one of the leading lights in LA’s legendary Wrecking Crew, during the 60s, before resuming his love affair with Jazz in the late 70s.

  • Kitty Ford - Pussycat (CD)

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    Kitty Ford sprang to life inside Associated Recording Studios (familiarly known as “Associated”) in 1961. Located on 7th Avenue in New York, Associated was a two-minute walk from the famous Brill Building, epicenter of the American music industry that dominated the pop charts in the early 1960s.

    Kitty Ford was the alter ego of singer Mimi Evans. On occasion, Mimi would cut a song and a record label would decide to put out her demo. This is how Kitty Ford was born. Smaller labels found they sometimes didn’t have to go into the studio and hire musicians and vocal talent. They simply released a demo they liked. These demos could often be of master quality, depending on how much effort and money the composers or publishers put into it.

    “I used to enjoy dreaming up an exciting life for Kitty. Mimi Roman was the singing cowgirl from Brooklyn, but I imagined Kitty Ford as being a sophisticated city girl.”

    After remaining in storage for more than half a century, these restored acetates and publishing demos show us another side of the Brooklyn Cowgirl Mimi Roman. Hey everybody! Here’s Kitty Ford, the “sophisticated city girl” with the heart, and voice, of gold!

    – Joseph Hopkins (music historian)

    Performing as her poppier alter ego Kitty Ford, these restored acetates and publishing demos show another side of country and rockabilly trailblazer Mimi Roman. Her golden voice adorns songs of teen love, angst, heartbreak and more.

  • Cogan Alma - The Very Best of Alma Cogan – He Just Couldn’t (CD)

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    Universally known as ’The girl with the laugh in her voice’, ALMA COGAN was The UK’s very first Princess of Pop.

    She cut her very first record, ’To Be Worthy Of You’, on her 20th birthday in March 1952, and was rewarded with a Top 5 hit.

    Alma topped the UK charts with ’Dreamboat’ in 1955, and during the 1950s she registered twenty-three hit Records in Britain, far more than any other female singer.

    This is the first compilation to include all her UK hits, including further ’signature songs’ like ’Bell Bottom Blues’, ’I Can’t Tell A Waltz From A Tango’, ’Never Do A Tango With An Eskimo’ and ’Last Night On The Back Porch’, alongside the pick of her other singles.

    Also featured are a number of her celebrated R&R covers, e.g. ’Tweedle Dee’, ’Why Do Fools Fall In Love’, ’Lucky Lips’, ’Fabulous’, ’This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin” and ’Pink Shoelaces’.

    She enjoyed considerable international success, notably in Japan, where ’He Just Couldn’t Resist Her With Her Pocket Transistor’ topped the charts.

    Alma died in 1966 at the tragically young age of thirty-four, at more or less the peak of her popularity, following a battle with ovarian cancer.

  • Various - Smoking Reefers and Kicking the Gong (CD)

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    Whatever its nomenclature, entertainers have long enjoyed a ’special relationship’ with cannabis/marijuana, particularly musicians and singers, who’ve long delighted in extolling the joys of recreational drugs.

    This compilation deals with the leaf’s early years, when it was generally referred to as ’Reefer’ (sometimes, ’Gage’, ’Pot’, or ’Tea’), and was pretty much the exclusive domain of Jazz and Blues musicians.

    The oldest sides featured herein are a couple of the earliest known druggies’ anthems, ’Willie the Chimney Sweeper’ (an homage to smoking opium, a practice then widely known as ’kicking the gong’) and ’Dope Head Blues’.

    Some major artistes feature on this set, notably Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Champion Jack Dupree and The Ink Spots.

    Mind you, many of the song titles are a dead giveaway: ’Reefer Man’, ’Sweet Marijuana Brown’, ’Reefer Head Woman’, ’Who Put The Benzedrine In Mrs Murphy’s Ovaltine?’, ’The Reefer Song (If You’re A Viper)’, etc.

  • Various - Destination Crampsville (Bleary-Eared 45s From The Basement Of Lux And Ivy) (2CD) (CD)

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  • Various - Jukebox Mambo III (CD)

    20,00

    Loistava kokoelma!

    Tagline: Afro-Latin Accents In Rhythm & Blues 1947-60
    Contains comprehensive sleeve notes in 24 page CD booklet.

  • Paulette Sisters - In The ’50s (CD)

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    The Paulette Sisters were among the most prolific of all the singing sisters of the 1940’s, 50’s and early 60’s, recordings dozens of singles for such major labels as Decca, Columbia and Capitol, yet this is the very first CD compilation of their work.

    They were early protégées of Connee Boswell and backed her on several sides as a quartet.

    When one of the sisters left to get married, Connee coached them on becoming a trio like the Boswells.

    This new Jasmine set focuses on their 50’s material, with orchestrations by Mitch Miller, Percy Faith, Larry Clinton, Dave Cavanaugh, and Sy Oliver, all remastered in pristine digital sound.

  • Various - Fool’s Gold: Lux And Ivy Dig Those Novelty Tunes (CD)

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    Released March 25, 2022.

    • Think original Saturday morning Children’s Choice selections fed into a Crampsian cement mixer.

    • 25 madcap and eclectic novelty 45s gathered together for All Fool’s Day.

    DESCRIPTION

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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    • Think original Saturday morning Children’s Choice selections fed into a Crampsian cement mixer.

    • 25 madcap and eclectic novelty 45s gathered together for All Fool’s Day

    From an era where seemingly nothing was taboo on record, songs about worms, cannibalism, wildfowl on a rampage, wombats, mad people and deranged cats

    Including the “World’s Worst Record” according to Kenny Everett – The Legendary Stardust Cowboy’s superb ‘Paralyzed’

    Plus celebrity nonsense from Danny Kaye, Spike Jones, Brian Hyland, the voice of Mr Magoo Jim Backus and Sheb Wooley

    And obscure gems from Dicky Doo And The Don’ts, Sidney And The Chimps and The Joker

    Warning: May contain unfounded driving advice and anti-rabbit propaganda

    Remastered with sleeve notes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson

  • Various - Lux And Ivy Dig Crime Jazz – Film Noir Grooves & Dangerous Liaisons (CD)

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    • Dramatic, dark and daring jazz compilation collected from a brace of late ‘50s exploitation movies and TV soundtracks

    • Featuring the masters of tension Elmer Bernstein and Henry Mancini plus a host of cameos from Miles Davis, Burt Bacharach to Andre Previn

    • Including the theme music from Dragnet, 77 Sunset Strip and Peter Gunn along with highlights from Touch Of Evil, I Want To Live, The Man With The Golden Arm and Johnny Staccato among many others

    Plus genre setting 45 gems ‘Harlem Nocturne’ and ‘Route 66’ plus obscure B- sides ‘Experiment In Terror’ and ‘Two Hour Honeymoon’

    The likes of Bernstein and Mancini were the backbone of crime jazz but just like the juxtaposition of plotline and sound, it’s the offbeat nuances that make it all the more spectacular.

    An audio masterclass for fans of drive-in movies and Alex Cox’s Moviedrome.

    Remastered from the original sound source with sleeve notes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson

  • Various - Total Exotica – As Dug By Lux And Ivy (2CD) (CD)

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    • The light and dark of exotica and easy listening, from ethereal Martin Denny- championed grooves to heavier jazz investigations into world music
    • As dug by The Cramps’ Lux and Ivy
    • Companion set to the successful ‘Pure Exotica’ of 2020

    Featuring key players in the genre from Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman to Les Baxter and Eden Ahbez

    With jazz exponents Esquivel, Ahmed Abdul Malik, Yusef Lateef and Cal Tjader

    Plus the incredible voices of Yma Sumac and Ethel Azama

    And a host of obscure gems from The Markko Polo Adventurers, Bill Russo, Bianchi, Henri Rene and Jack Marshall

    Includes the strange authentic instrumentation of Elisabeth Waldo and the luck strings of Henry Mancini

    Remastered from the original sound sources with sleeve notes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson

  • Various - Pure Exotica 2CD – As Dug by Lux And Ivy (CD)

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    • Focussing on the recent resurgence of interest in exotica, space age bachelor pad music and the weird side of easy listening.

    • Both variations of the exotica genre as dug by much loved record collectors The Cramps’ Lux And Ivy.

    • Featuring the celebrated masters of the art; Martin Denny, Lex Baxter and Arthur Lyman plus rarities from the jazz world and journeymen exploitation experts including film composer Henry Mancini and sonic explorers Stan Kenton and Phil Moore.

    • One disc of sound effect-infiltrated easy listening plus a fine selection of darker, more intense sounds veering towards the weird and wonderful world of Nexotica.

    • Remastered from the original sound sources with sleevenotes by MOJO magazine’s Dave Henderson.

  • Allison Mose - The Complete Atlantic / Elektra Albums 1962-1983 (6CD Boxset) (CD)

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    Strawberry Records are proud to present the 12 albums that Mose Allison issued on Atlantic Records and Elektra Musician between 1962 and 1982 on 6CDs. This does not include “Greatest Hits” or “Best Of” albums which of course duplicated tracks from regular albums.

    • Although these albums have all appeared on CD reissues at different times over the years. This is the first box set to gather together all of the albums from this period in one set.

    • The original LPs are featured two per CD in chronological order. Produced by Bob Fisher whose detailed essay covers the entire history of Mose Allison’s career with quotes and endorsements from artists like Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Pete Townshend, Georgie Fame, Van Morrison and many others who were inspired by his music. The booklet includes complete recording details and supporting personnel for each album along with numerous reproductions of advertisements, reviews and news stories from music industry magazines.

    • Designed by Michael Robson and mastered by Simon Murphy this is the definitive collection of this period of Mose Allison’s career.

    • Disc One contains the first two Atlantic albums “I Don’t Worry ‘Bout A Thing” and “Swingin’ Machine”.

    • Disc Two contains the albums “The Word from Mose” and “Wild Man on The Loose”

    • Disc Three features “Mose Alive” and “I’ve Been Doin’ Some Thinking”

    • Disc Four presents “Hello There, Universe” and “Western Man”

    • Disc Five opens with the live set, “Mose In Your Ear” and his last album for Atlantic, “Your Mind Is on Vacation”

    • Disc Six concludes the box with his two albums for Elektra Musician, “Middle Class White Boy” and a third live set recorded in 1982. This time from the famed Montreux Jazz Festival, “Lessons in Living” with sidemen, Lou Donaldson, Jack Bruce, Eric Gale and Billy Cobham.

  • DeCastro Sisters - Cuban Nightingales – The Complete Rarities (2CD) (CD)

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    The DeCastro Sisters are best-remembered today for their classic hit ’Teach Me Tonight’, but their careers actually spanned an amazing seven decades, from the mid-1940s to the early 2000s.

    Bear Family previously issued a collection of their Abbott and RCA recordings, but here gathered for the first time are the remainder of their vast catalogue, without duplicating a single track. Included are two complete stereo Capitol albums, the rest of their rare singles (including the stereo version of ’Teach Me Tonight Cha Cha’) and private demos from Peggy DeCastro’s personal collection.

    The Cuban trio had a style and sound unlike any other vocal group and they are displayed here in all their glory.

    Jasmine has restored everything with their meticulous work on two CD’s containing nearly three hours of music. Above all, the DeCastro Sisters are fun and guaranteed to give you an exciting listening experience.

  • Prima Louis And Lily Ann Carol - Oh Marie! (CD)

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    Before Keely Smith, there was Lily Ann Carol. When Louis Prima abandoned Dixieland and formed his first big band, the beautiful New York native was signed to be his star vocalist, and for more than six years – from 1940-1946 they were one of the most popular attractions in clubs and theatres across the country.

    Here gathered together for the first time are nearly all of their recordings and this is the very first collection to throw a spotlight on Lily Ann, who up until now has been something of a mystery figure.

    Among their wartime hits are ’Bell Bottom Trousers’, ’I’ll Walk Alone’, ’A Fellow on a Furlough’, ’Hitsum-Kitsum-Bumpity-Itsum’ ’The Lip’ and of course ’Oh Marie’

    All tracks have been restored here in sparkling sound on a jam-packed Jasmine CD, with Lily Ann not only singing beautifully, but keeping up with Louis in the humour department as well.

  • Various - Mambo, Cha Cha Cha & Calypso Vol 4: European Session LP + CD

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    Grouped together under one Caribbean banner, these typically Cuban melodies from the 1930s (Mambo) and
    ‘50s (Cha-cha-cha), further spicened with Trinidadian tunes from 1915 onwards (Calypso) bubble over to
    form a frothing tryptic of irresistible dance songs. First released in the States, these sunny melodies very
    rapidly spread around the world following the First World War…
    After having first explored a bouquet of female singers (Vol. I), followed by the wild extravagance of this music
    (Vol. II) and finally its links to Blues (Vol. III), El Vidocq here focuses on the impact and influences of Mambo,
    Cha-cha-cha and Calypso within other regions of the world. Volume quatro: Europe! A hip-swaying road trip
    through Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and last but not least France. Benefitting from markedly
    mixed ensembles – for these countries often opened their arms to exiled musicians – the songs here
    spotlighted are all strongly influenced by the Caribbean while yet retaining their own national flavors.
    How can you not succumb to “La Suppa de Pichon” by Belgium’s Los Merecumbes, or to the “Cha Cha Twist” by
    Spain’s Margarita Sierra? You’re sure to ᴉOlé! the “Torero” by the UK’s very own The Southlanders, while
    shaking your bum to Bordeaux’s Ben y su Tumba and his fiery “Tequila” as audacious as the original by Chuck
    Rio!
    Where in the world are we? And when? What the hell are we doing?! Gracias, danke schön Jukebox Music
    Factory, for having once again shattered the yawnful space-time continuum!!

  • Various - Sex-O-Rama LP + CD (LP)

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    SEX-O-RAMA
    What a relief to escape the humdrum, to conquer one’s ennui, to spice up the too-long evenings stuck at
    home… Here’s a proposition: SEX-O-RAMA!!! Oh la la, such an aptly named compilation! Rascally El
    Vidocq this time dares to sway outside his comfort zone. Here humanity’s oldest obsession is tackled
    tastefully, with class. The selection is amusing, but ever well-meaning, for these songs are as stimulating
    to listen to as they are to dance to! Naturally, our intrepid collector had to roam beyond his habitual ‘50s
    and ‘60s, for the real sexual revolution did occur a tad later… A few seductive caresses of varying
    insistence (Michele Mercier, Geraldine), a few advances “in due and proper form” (naughty Prince Buster!),
    an eloquent series of moans and groans (Rita, Armando Travaioli, Noelia Noel), chance encounters
    (intransigent Jean Yanne)… not to mention a few exquisite parodies (Jacqueline Mayand and Bourvil, as
    drole as they are tender)… So hesitate no longer! Stop biting your lip! The sap is rising, as they say, so
    time for a change of ambiance… Time to slip on some SEX-O-RAMA!

  • Various - Mambo, Cha Cha Cha & Calypso Vol 3: Blues Session! LP + CD (LP)

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    El Vidocq pursues his ‘Mambo, Cha-Cha-Cha & Calypso’ voyage with this third, vitamin-D-rich ensemble: ‘Blues Session’. Following in the footsteps of the feminine first volume and insane second ensemble, he here explores the rawest roots of this warm, sun-drenched music. What a delight to discover these groovy tunes from the ‘50s and ‘60s uniquely fusing R’n’B, Rock n’ Roll and Blues. Memphis Slim, Johnny Otis and other legends here loosen up to welcome exotic south-of-the-border influences. Noro Morales and his piano return to their sunny roots,
    while Sir Lancelot’s voice accompanies a beach bonfire and Eddie Bo declares his love for island melodies… Jukebox Music Factory shares with you an austral archipelago of ageless charms!

  • Various - Magnificent: 62 Classics From The Cramps’ Insane Collection (CD)

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  • Fat Babies - Uptown (CD)

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    Uptown: The Fat Babies’ fourth album on the Delmark Records label, features the new, expanded, 8-piece version of the the band. The music is a mix of original music written by members of the band, and classic jazz tunes by artists like King Oliver, Tiny Parham, The New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Andy Kirk and Eubie Blake. If you enjoy listening or dancing to music from the classic jazz era (20s/30s), but done with a very real and youthful spirit, this is the disc for you.

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