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  • Vee Bobby - The Drugstore’s Rockin’ – Suzie Baby (CD)


    Our Bobby Vee retrospective focuses on the teen idol’s Rock ’n’ Roll years (1959 – 1962) – and Vee could rock, and how!
    Bobby Vee’s career began in the wake of arguably the greatest tragedy in rock ’n’ roll history: on Feb. 3, 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper – on tour as the ’Winter Dance Party’ – were killed in an accident, and Bobby Vee, only 15 years old, stepped in as a replacement at the Moorhead show!
    The young, successful producer Snuff Garnett saw great potential in Vee’s Buddy Holly-inspired style, and with the string sound favored by Holly, made him a teenage superstar in pop as well.
    Liner notes by Bill Dahl; many little-known photos and illustrations in the extensive booklet and carefully mastered recordings.

    Bobby Vee was born Robert Thomas Velline in 1943 in Fargo, North Dakota. In stark contrast to the Coen brothers’ gritty 1995 ’Fargo’ film drama, Bobby Vee’s Rock ’n’ Roll exudes the feel of teenage youth in those days.

    Not only was Bobby Vee a genuine teen idol during the early 1960s with a string of lighthearted smashes to his credit, he also knew how to rock, his strong Buddy Holly influence never far from the surface. Vee’s entry in Bear Family’s ‘The Drugstore’s Rockin’’ series, spanning 1959-1962, contains his debut single, Suzie Baby, through his first major hits for Los Angeles-based Liberty Records, Devil Or Angel and Rubber Ball, and the violin-enriched blockbusters Take Good Care Of My Baby and The Night Has A Thousand Eyes. But Bobby refused to abandon his ‘50s rock and roll roots—witness the five tracks culled from his splendid ‘Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets’ album with ex-Holly sideman Tommy Allsup on lead guitar.

    Nearly everything here was produced by Texas native Snuff Garrett, perhaps the youngest A&R man around then and one of the most successful. Garrett was a huge fan of Holly’s mature strings-drenched approach and introduced it to Liberty. Bobby Vee rode that delightfully lavish sound to full-fledged teen superstardom.

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  • Various - Buffalo Bop - Shook Shake (CD)


    A thematic compilation (CD) with a very rare doo-wop and teenage rock and roll songs from the 50s to the early 60s. The Dee Jay Jamboree Dee Jay Records CD series is an excellent addition to the Bear Family Records Doo Wop CD series of Street Corner Symphonies.

    Each of these Dee Jay Jamboree CDs comes with an 8-12 page booklet rare label photos and artist photos. All recordings were very elaborately dubbed in their own Dee Jay Records studio in Hamburg by the original Doo Wop and Teenage Rock And Roll singles and without sound loss.

    On the CDs of Dee Jay Jamboree you will find very rare Doo Wop recordings who cost a fortune on the original vinyl records.

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  • Scott Jack - Crying In My Beer 1961-1962 (CD)


    JACK SCOTT was famously described by American Rock writer Dave Marsh in The Heart Of Rock & Soul as ’Undeniably, the greatest Canadian Rock ’n’ Roll singer of all time’.

    Mean and moody, with an aura of brooding menace permeating his songs, Scott wrote and recorded some of the most atmospheric, compelling and memorable Rockabilly discs of the era.

    He was at the peak of his popularity in the late 50s and early 60s, during which he placed more than 20 records on the US charts.

    Jasmine’s earlier Jack Scott compilation, Touch Me Baby, I Go Hog Wild (JASCD178), covered his early career, between 1957-60, ending just as his contract was transferred to Capitol Records.

    This compilation anthologises his Capitol output, comprising all twenty-four sides he recorded for the label, including hits like ’A Little Feeling (Called Love)’, ’My Dream Come True’ and ’Steps One And Two’.

    Much of this material is difficult to find elsewhere on CD, notably the six bonus tracks, which were not issued at the time.

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  • Various - Killer B’s – US Pop Hits (CD)


    There are few record collecting experiences more enjoyable than discovering a great, long lost & forgotten gem, on the B-side of a classic, much-loved Hit.

    This compilation features 32 such killer flips, adorning various U.S. Pop hit 45s between 1956-1962.

    Many of these artistes, like The Everly Brothers, Connie Francis and Brenda Lee, often enjoyed two-sided hits; yet these were B-sides that somehow got away.

    Artists like The Coasters, Duane Eddy, Bobby Darin, The Drifters, Roy Orbison, Sam Cooke, Gene Pitney, Ben E. King, The Shirelles, The Four Seasons, Jack Scott, Freddy Cannon, Dion, Chuck Berry, etc., were Pop chartmaking regulars, while others, e.g. The Teddy Bears, The Hollywood Argyles, were One Hit Wonders.

    Most of the A-sides of these discs were million sellers, and all were massive U.S. hits; yet all of these Killer Bs sound like they could have been hit records, in their own right.

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  • Baker Mickey - Mickey Baker In Session – Ain’t No Strain 1952-1961 (CD)


    Jasmine’s exceptional ’In Session’ series continues with one of the most versatile and technically proficient guitar players of the 1950s and beyond, Mickey Baker. Mickey was a prolific session player and this excellent compilation follows his session diary from December 1952 to September 1961.

    Hear the classic hits he played on by Ruth Brown, Amos Milburn, Big Joe Turner, Nappy Brown, Little Willie John to name a few.

    This is the third release on the Jasmine label for Mickey Baker after ’Mickey & Sylvia – Love is Strange’ (JASMCD3093) and ’Mickey Baker – Return of the Wildest Guitar’ (JASCD979).

    Fully detailed liner notes.

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  • Prima Louis - The Very Best of Louis Prima – Jump, Jive & Wail 1952-1959 (CD)


    Bandleader/singer/trumpeter LOUIS PRIMA, who’d enjoyed huge successes in the 1930s and ’40s, mounted a major comeback in the 1950s, after teaming up with Keely Smith and Sam Butera & The Witnesses.

    This compilation, which is one of a closely-linked trilogy, presents the Very Best of Prima’s solo recordings for Columbia, Jubilee and Capitol between 1952-59, with the emphasis very much on his 1956-59 Capitol output.

    It features pre-Capitol collectors’ items like ’The Bigger The Figure’, ’Luigi’ and ’Man, Dig That Crazy Chick’, although twenty-one of the twenty-five sides are from his Capitol output.

    These include singles like ’Buona Sera’ (a UK hit), ’5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days’ and ’Banana Split For My Baby’, alongside tracks from the hit albums ’The Wildest’, ’The Call Of The Wildest’, ’The Wildest Show At Tahoe’, ’Las Vegas Prima Style’, ’Hey Boy! Hey Girl!’ and ’Strictly Prima’.

    The punters who buy this one, will soon realise that they have to buy the other two releases in this series!

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  • Various - Ten Commandments Of Rock ’N’ Roll Two Four – Show Affection, Come On And Love Me (CD)


    The album comprises songs that need to be played loud and often and will bring life to your Hi-Fi, or Record Hop when played! Lesser-known artists and recordings stand alongside hit-making artists and their recordings, with either a rock-a- ballad or smooth song to end the album and answer the music direction of the relating album. Commandment Four is packed full of Rock ’n’ Roll, Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, and Doo Wop titles to please your ears featuring many joyous recordings including; Sonny Anderson, Yes I’m Gonna Love You, Dave Rich, Rosie Let’s Get Cozy, Jimmie Rodgers, Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, The Five Keys, From the Bottom of My Heart and The Joytones harmoniously proclaim Gee! What A Boy. There are songs about pretty girls; Jackie Walker, Peggy Sue, The Del Vikings, Pretty Little Things Called Girls, strange men, Jimmie Lee and Artis, That’s Fat Jack, Phil Barclay and The Sliders, Short Fat Ben. There are songs of intrigue; Robert Luke Harshman, Love Whatcha’ Doin’ To Me, Ray Ellington, Don’t Burn Me Up and The Mellows, Pretty Baby, What’s Your Name. And hopefulness along with caution is learned from; Priscilla Bowman, I Ain’t Givin’ Up Nothin’, Bull Moose Jackson and His Buffalo Bearcats, If You Ain’t Lovin’ (You Ain’t Livin’) and Crown Prince Waterford is impatient, Get Your Clothes and Let’s Go. To close the album is a rock-a-ballad from Glen Glenn titled Laurie Ann. Our albums have; stunning design, the sleeve notes will offer either; factual narrative information, a light heated Billboard style review of the title and some personal visual experiences that will be shared. The thirty songs mastered for the best possible sound. The disc is housed in an attractively designed cardboard sleeve, specially designed to avoid the use of plastic and be environmentally friendly. You are listening to music from the past and preserving the future!.

    Dee Jay Mark Armstrong

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  • Various - Rock And Roll Vixens 3 (CD)


    Koko-Mojo Records presents you 25 Rockin’ Movers & Shakers recorded from the early 1950s to mid 1960’s. Lets us do some Voodoo and introduce you to the Black Girl magic of this golden area of Blues, Rhythm n Blues, vocal harmony and early Soul. So many talented afro-american girl singers who have really been movers and shakers, not only musical wise.

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  • Allan Johnnie - Louisiana Man (CD)


    Reissue of this live album from the legendary Louisiana Swamp-rocker, taped in London in December 1991, with a full band including saxophonist Harry Simoneaux and Geraint Watkins on accordion and piano

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  • Various - Last Great Rockabilly Saturday Night Volume 3 (CD)



    2012 collection, the third in this series that features the best rockin’ sounds around. The tracklisting reads like a Who’s Who of the greatest Rockabilly and Rock ’n’ Roll artists. A stunning potpourri of some of the very best Rockabilly and Rock ’n’ Roll 45s ever committed to vinyl.

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  • Various - Think Me A Kiss, Rock ‘n’ Roll Songs Of Happiness (CD)


    It’s the real deal. 30 songs about love and happiness. Only killers, no fillers. Only Rock and Roll. Dancefloor fillers. Rocks from track 1 to track 30.

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  • Various - That’ll Flat Git It! Vol. 37 – Rockabilly & Rock ’n’ Roll From The Vaults Of Capitol Records (CD)


    1-CD (Digipak) with 36 page booklet, 35 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 minutes.

    The second CD compilation with Rockabilly and Rock ’n’ Roll recordings from the catalog of the first major label residing at the US West Coast, Capitol Records of Los Angeles.

    The first volume was released in the 90’s as ’That’ll Flat Git It! Vol.3’ (BCD15624).

    Some of the best known rockers of the time recorded for Capitol: Wanda Jackson, Gene Vincent, Tommy Sands, Jack Scott.
    Our compilation also presents musicians like Bob Luman, Hank Thompson or Cliffie Stone – less known but by no means musically weaker!

    Carefully restored and remastered recordings.

    DeLuxe packaging with extensive liner notes by Bill Dahl and detailed discographic information.
    As the first major label based on the West Coast when it opened its doors in 1942, Capitol Records was knee-deep in country and rockabilly throughout its early heyday. Capitol’s rockabilly legacy is amply illustrated on this exciting collection, which takes in the label’s best-known rockers (Wanda Jackson, Gene Vincent, Tommy Sands, Jack Scott) as well as the no-hit wonders that makes this series so revelatory. Future country stars Jerry Reed, Roy Clark, Bob Luman, Darrell McCall, and Del Reeves, veteran C&W luminaries Skeets McDonald, Sonny James, Rose Maddox, Cliffie Stone, and Hank Thompson, and former Bill Haley bandsmen The Jodimars and Nashville’s favorite backing vocalists The Jordanaires are all here rocking. So are Nick Greene, Kenny Loran, Johnny Fallin, Bobby Louis, Ronnie and Roy, and Gary Von Ilg, who all certainly deserved a higher profile than their mere handful of rare Capitol 45s received. Since Capitol maintained a sizable presence in both Los Angeles and Nashville under Ken Nelson’s A&R supervision, both of those recording centers are prominent throughout this jam-packed disc. To quote Ray Stanley’s raucous track on this disc, Let’s Get Acquainted with Capitol’s spectacular rockabilly history!

    N o t e :
    For technical reasons Vol. 37 was moved up. BCD17605 ’That’ll Flat Git It! Vol.36 (TNT)’ will be released March 5, 2021.

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  • Brown Clarence Gatemouth - Rocks (CD)

    1-CD (trifold digipak) with 36 page booklet, 29 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.
    T-Bone Walker, the ’inventor of the electric blues guitar’, opened the gate and young guys like Johnny ’Guitar’ Watson and Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown raced through!
    • In the late 1940s, young Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown first conquered the stages of his home state of Texas with incredible energy and speed.
    • Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown revolutionized the way of playing the electric guitar and remains a role model for whole generations of blues guitarists to this day.
    • Recordings from 1947 to 1960 for Aladdin and Peacock.
    • Compilation of Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown brilliant, up-tempo numbers – both instrumental and vocal!
    • Carefully mastered from the best possible sources.
    • Detailed and enjoyable biography by Bill Dahl in an extensive and illustrated booklet & discography.
    One evening in 1947 T-Bone Walker and his band headlined the then popular and huge Bronze Peacock Club in Houston. Walker had to interrupt his show for health reasons – an opportunity that the 23-year-old did not miss. On the instructions of the club owner he took T-Bone Walker’s guitar and went on stage. ”It was the first time I played guitar in public. Well, this crowd, man, we had about 800 people in there, and it was an all black audience. And I went up there and immediately invented ’Gatemouth Boogie’. I made about $600 in tips in about 15 minutes. That was a lot of money back then.”   
    Don Robey, the club owner, became his patron and producer. Dissatisfied with the first recordings produced for Aladdin in Los Angeles in 1947, he founded his first own record company, Peacock Records, for which Gatemouth produced exclusively until the early 1960s.
    Chicago music historian and blues expert Bill Dahl has put together this luxuriously crafted CD album for Bear Family Records®, featuring the most exciting and innovative faster guitar recordings of Clarence ’Gatemouth’ Brown.  This is the most comprehensive and competent story about a chapter in Texas blues guitar history, which became so important for the future development of modern blues. The fat booklet contains the excitingly told biography, plus many photos, illustrations and a discography of the recordings on this album.
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  • Various - Hillbillies In Hell: Country Music’s Tormented Testament (1952-1974) Deluxe Edition (CD)


    Hillbillies In Hell: Country Music’s Tormented Testament (1952-1974) Largely unknown and unheralded, this collection of Hell-Bound Hayseeds will come as a revelation. Mostly cut on microscopic or private-press labels and distributed in minuscule amounts, these Tortured Troubadours tell of torments, temptations and tumults – Satan, drugs, murder, suicide, demonic visions, infanticide and redemption.


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  • Little Richard - Southern Child (CD)


    Following 1971’s King Of Rock And Roll, Little Richard did something no one would have expected-he allowed his up-til-then, unrecognized country-rock leaning to emerge. Further, unlike it’s predecessor, all 14 songs on Southern Child were written or co-written by Richard. While there is the funk, rock and soul one would expect from Richard during this period, Southern Child was a predominantly country-rock affair. And while Little Richard had proven he could master any genre, the label decided to shelve the album, leaving it unissued until the tracks appeared on a long out of print label retrospective in 2005.

    Recorded in the Spring of 1972 in Los Angeles, the album was recorded, mixed, mastered and handed into the label. It was given a catalog number and cover art was designed, but Reprise opted instead to release The Second Coming in it’s place. Both albums were recorded with Bumps Blackwell in the producer chair, at around the same time, but the reasons Southern Child was left behind are lost to time. Perhaps the label felt Little Richard’s audience wouldn’t follow him into unfamiliar musical territory regardless of their artists’ desire to explore.

    Now finally, Southern Child appears for the first time the way Little Richard intended it. The album’s 10 tracks are augmented by 4 bonus tracks on CD.

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  • Berry Chuck - Rockin’ n Rollin’ The New Year (CD)


    Rock ’n’ Roll wouldn’t exist without Chuck Berry and his musical brilliance is documented in this incredible concert recorded in New York City at the Palldium on New Year’s Eve, 1988 and broadcast live. 17 of his best known songs including ’Nadine”, ’Reelin’ and a ’Rockin”, ”Roll Over Beethoven” and all the other Chuck Berry standards you know and love on one CD.

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  • Various - Rock And Roll Vixens 2 (CD)


    Loistava kokoelma naisrokkareita. Mukana harvinaisempaa matskua. KOKO MOJON laatua!

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