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  • Sugar King Boys - Topsy Turvy (Käytetty CD)


    UPEA LEVY! Original 50s tyylin rockabillyä kunnon asenteella!

    Outstanding CD from this San Francisco Rockabilly band. Original songs like Ivy Room” and ”Driving Me Crazy” are great rockers. There is a guest appearance by producer Deke Dickerson on the instrumental ”Twin Guitar Take-Off”.”

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  • Tabasko Kat - And Why not (Käytetty CD)


    Kunnon Neobillyä Amerikasta. Loistava kitaristi!

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  • Trashmen - Bird Call 4CD (CD)


    80 biisin Trashmen Collection. Kaikki äänitykset v. 1961-1967… Studio-live-demot. Massiivinen 40 s. kirja..Paljon ennenjulkaisematonta!

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  • Various - Golden Age Of American Rock`n`Roll Vol 7 (CD)


    30 TOP 100 HITS FROM 1954-1963  by Rob FinnisAlways guaranteed – that’s the official Golden Age” promise. The continuing popularity of this series is partly due to the fact that we have never allowed complacency to creep in. Each new volume in the series is treated as though it were the first, with all the enthusiasm and concentration of resources that this entails. Of course, this being the Ace web site, you’d half expect us to wax lyrical, but if ever there was a case of putting our money where our mouths are, then this is it. T

    he ”Golden Age” series is built-to-last and no expense is spared in refining the standards of visual and sonic presentation that purchasers have come to expect. The booklet, a 24-page jewel-case buster, is crammed with mouthwatering pics and ephemera, bringing to life the stories behind the hits.With agonised deliberation, each track has to pass muster on a number of counts that collectively beg one question – ’is it a ”Golden Age” record?’ One glance at the track listing will tell you all you need to know. There is the usual liberal sprinkling of doo wop classics, Trevor Churchill’s golden rule of pop being that it’s all doo wop!

    The earliest track Ling Ting Tong by the 5 Keys (from 1954), surely one of the first rock’n’roll records, has a very advanced production for its time.

    Dale Hawkins’ Susie-Q has never sounded better. We located a raw master which is a few seconds longer than the original single and breaks down rather than fades. Caterpillar Crawl by the Strangers, a 1959 instrumental featuring the futuristic guitar playing of cult hero Joel Scott Hill, makes its CD debut here and also has a longer ending than the original release. Most re-issues of Jimmy Clanton’s 1958 smash Just A Dream are enhanced with echo and EQ. Here is the unadulterated original. As for Vito & The Salutations’ absurd rendition of Unchained Melody, this will either have you jumping for joy or running for cover!A few days after we’d closed the book on Volume 7, we learned that Sonny Knight, whose 1956 hit, Confidential, is one of the key tracks, had died at the age of 64. Sonny, who lived in Hawaii, had been in a coma for the last two years following a stroke and we dedicate Golden Age 7 to his memory.”

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  • Various - What Did They Do Before Rock`n`Roll (CD)


    Vol 1. Amazing Artefacts of the PRE-ELVIS era. RCA:n levytyksiä ennen Elvistä.

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  • Various - Rockin From Coast To Coast Vol 2 (CD)



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  • Various - First Take Is The Deepest (CD)


    Kaikki ennenjulkaisemattomia versioita! Ace Records R`n`Rollia ja R&B kamaa!

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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 - Blastered (CD)


    A Musical tribute to THE BLASTERS!! Loistava uutuus! Bändit soittavat Blasters kamaa!! Hienoja versioita! PAKKO-OSTOS kaikille BLASTERS ja ROCKABILLY faneille!

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  • Vincent Gene - Rebel Heart Vol 5 (CD)


    Harvinaisia 59-63 Radio ja live äänityksiä englannista.

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