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Ross Diana & The Supremes - Supreme Rarities: Motown Lost & Found 1960-1969 (4LP boxset) (LP)€140,00
s the hometown girls who conquered the world, Diana Ross and the Supremes are inarguably the most successful, highest selling girl group of all time. From their inauspicious start as the long-forgotten Primettes, to their ascension past the moniker of ’no-hit Supremes’ through the ranks of Motown’s rank-and-file to globe-trotting superstars, this group is as pure and quintessential Detroit Motor City as you can get.
Originally released on 2xCD in in 2008, the Supremes ’Supreme Rarities’ from the Motown Lost & Found Series collects from the depths of the label archives to showcase the rarities, the outtakes and the incomparable live recordings from this inimitable group of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Listen to the story unfold from the innocent teenaged doo-wop of ’You Can Depend On Me’ from 1960 all the way through the slick, socially-conscious refinement of ’I’m Livin’ in Shame’ from 1969. Aside a handful of forgotten vinyl releases decades ago, the majority of this material has not been released on vinyl. Until now. Third Man, in a unique partnership with Universal Music, has taken this double-CD and turned it into a glorious 4xLP collection housed in an impeccably-designed slipcase, all watercolor pastel vibrant photos highlight how absolutely impeccable this group is. Of particular interest is that ’Supreme Rarities’ are the first Motown records EVER pressed in the city of Detroit. Diana Ross attended high school at Cass Tech, a mere mile away from Third Man Pressing where these this title was lovingly pressed, which is also just a mile away from the Brewster-Douglass Housing Projects where Ross and fellow Supremes Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard all grew up. The 48 tracks included here include the earliest Primettes tracks, invigorating covers of The Rolling Stones ’Satisfaction’ and the Beatles ’I Saw Her Standing There’, along with renditions of hits for OTHER Motown artists like ’Mickey’s Monkey’ and ’Uptight (Everything’s Alright)’ in addition to alternate vocal takes of stone cold certified smashes like ’You Can’t Hurry Love’ and ’Someday We’ll Be Together.’ And if you want the hits medley, ’Come See About Me’, ’Baby Love’ and ’Stop! In the Name of Love’ will wonderfully whet your appetite. 180 gram vinyl. All sleeves are Stoughton tip-on with amazing full color restored photos and notes.
Fabares Shelley - Shelley! (10``LP)€27,00
1-LP 10inch (limited to 500 copies – blue vinyl), 12 tracks.
1:1 reproduction of hard-to-find Japanese pressing, a limited collector’s edition!
Re-issue in our 11000 collector’s series.
This ten-inch vinyl LP originally came out in 1962 in Japan, only on the Colpix/Jet label, catalog number 4046.
Original vinyl album from the collection of Marcel Meersmann.
Contains two bonus tracks not on original release.
Reproduction of the rare original album cover.
Each records contains a free postcard image.
Painstakingly remastered for highest fidelity and pressed on high quality vinyl!
Limited to 500 colored copies.
Shelley Fabares? Born in 1944 as Michele Ann Marie Fabares, the singer and actress (film and TV) got a starring role in the 1965 Elvis film ’Girl Happy’. Three years earlier, she had recorded one of the great teenage anthems of the early sixties with Johnny Angel, which made it to the top of the Billboard pop charts in 1962. The recordings on the self-titles LP, released in July 1962 on the Colpix label, are considered outstanding examples of well-crafted teenage rock & roll and pop of the era. The producer was Stu Phillips, who also produced Nina Simone’s Colpix sessions, among others, and was later responsible for the theme music of U.S. television series such as ’Quincy’, ’Battlestar Galactica’ and ’Knight Rider’.
Belgian record collector Marcel Meersmann has once again opened the doors of his archive for us and provided us with his rare original album for this re-release. Many thanks for this! According to today’s technical possibilities we have added two bonus tracks to the ten titles released at that time, carefully mastered the recordings for this limited vinyl edition and had the new version pressed on colored vinyl.
Please note: strictly limited to 500 copies, worldwide!
Sweet Inspirations - Let It Be Me: The Atlantic Recordings 1967-1970 (3CD Box) (CD)€38,00
Three CD set featuring 66 tracks by The Sweet Inspirations cut for Atlantic Records between 1967 and 1970.
A comprehensive collection from the voices behind a plethora of hitmakers including Solomon Burke, The Drifters, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Wilson Pickett and many others, who were signed in their own right by Jerry Wexler.
Including the Top five R&B and Top 20 pop hit, ’Sweet Inspiration’.
The set also includes eight tracks with the line-up including Ann Williams who replaced Cissy Houston; produced by Dave Crawford and Brad Shapiro, it was originally intended for release as an entire LP and has never been released in full until now.
With stellar liner notes by renowned US writer/essayist Tim Dillinger including extensive quotes from Estelle Brown specifically for this reissue, and produced by SoulMusic Records’ founder David Nathan, with mastering by Nick Robbins and artwork by Roger Williams.
Sinatra Nancy - Start Walkin’ 1965-1976 (Ltd, digipak) (CD)€25,00
2021 definitive digitally remastered compilation including solo recordings, rarities and duets with Lee Hazlewood. Remastered from the original analog tapes by Grammy-nominated engineer John Baldwin, the collection is complemented by liner notes penned by Amanda featuring insightful new interviews with Sinatra, as well as a Q&A with archivist and GRAMMY®-nominated reissue co-producer, Hunter Lea. Nancy’s performance of the Lee Hazlewood-penned song ”These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” was a huge hit in 1966 and became her signature tune. The pair began a three year run of successful albums, duets, and singles including ”Sugar Town,” ”Some Velvet Morning,” ”Summer Wine,” ”Sand,” ”Jackson,” and the title track to the 1967 James Bond film ”You Only Live Twice.” Start Walkin’ explores Nancy’s recordings with Lee, her inspired collaborations with songwriter Mac Davis (”Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham”), producer Lenny Waronker (”Hook and Ladder”), and the ”should’ve been hit” song with arranger/producer Billy Strange (”How Are Things In California.”). Over the years, she has been cited as an influence by countless artists, including Sonic Youth, Morrissey, Calexico, U2, and Lana Del Rey. Her haunting song ”Bang, Bang” gained a new legion of fans when it appeared in the opening credits of Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 film, Kill Bill Volume 1.
Franklin Aretha - Oh Me Oh My: Aretha Live In Philly 1972 (2LP) (RSD) (LP)€30,00
Recorded Live at the National Association of Television & Radio Announcers Convention, Philadelphia, PA (1972)
Record Store Day exclusive release, part of the July 17th drops. Hype sticker says pressing is limited to 10,000 copies, meanwhile the United States Record Store Day websites states that this release is limited to 5,050 copies.
Clark Sonny - Cool Struttin´(180 gram) (LP)€27,00
Conrad Yeatis Clark, otherwise known as Sonny Clark, was in many ways the quintessential hard bop pianist. Possessed of an enviable lyrical flow and a wealth of inventive melodic ideas that unfurled with clarity and without fuss, Clark had a deeply rooted feeling for the blues.
After moving from his hometown of Pittsburgh to New York, Clark emerged as a ubiquitous presence on Blue Note starting in 1957. It was on his fifth Blue Note date as a leader that Clark arrived at his masterwork, Cool Struttin’, recorded in January 1958 with a top-shelf quintet featuring Art Farmer on trumpet, Jackie McLean on alto saxophone, Paul Chambers on bass, and ‘Philly’ Joe Jones on drums. The album has only grown in stature as a timeless hard bop classic since Clark’s premature death at age 31 in 1963.
This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
James Etta - At Last! + 6 bonus tracks (180g) (LP)€20,00
• Limited edition high-definition 180 g vinyl LP, with new cover art.
• 1960 debut album from the unmatchable Etta James includes what would become some of her best known songs – the title track, in particular, is of course an all-time classic
• Recorded for the Chess Records subsidiary label Argo with bluesy string arrangements by Riley Hampton. Original LP plus 6 bonus tracks
Franklin Aretha - The Electrifying + bonus (CD)€13,00
Reissue of Aretha Franklin’s ’Electrifying Aretha Franklin’ plus bonus album ’The Tender, The Moving, The Swinging Aretha Franklin’ plus four extra bonus: ’Trouble In Mind’, ’Hard Times’, ’When They Ask About You’ and ’Operation Heartbreak’.
Various - Pin-Up Girls, Not Easy To Get (RSD) (LP)€15,00
The term “Pin-Up Girls” was first attested to in English in 1941, before it was adapted in the film and music industry, when glamorous girl posters were ubiquitous in the lockers of G.I.s during World War II. This album containing 20 Pin-Ups kicks off with actress/singer Doris Day with “Everybody Loves A Lover”, Day’s last big charting hit and ends via Françoise Hardy’s “Oh Oh Cheri” and Marilyn Monroe’s sensual “I Wanna Be Loved By You”. The flip-side opens with the legendary Mae West, one of the most controversial movie stars of her day, followed by a.o. Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield the final is for, how applicable, Judy Holliday with “The Party’s Over”.
Colour vinyl: Sugar Candy
Various - Ladies Choice: The Pen Of Swan Records (RSD) (CD)€20,00
Swan Records is more than just The Beatles and Link Wray; from the late ’50s through late ’60s they doled out a magnificent array of records which shaped the early Philadelphia sound. This record celebrates the female voices of the Swan roster.
Various - Evolution of a Girl Group – The Dreamers to The Blossoms (CD)€13,00
Famously described by Rock writer Jay Warner as ’The most successful unknown group of the 60s,’ THE BLOSSOMS evolved out of THE DREAMERS, via THE ROLLETTES, and THE PLAYGIRLS.
Nonetheless just about everybody has actually heard them, because in addition to cutting their own records, they sang – either unbilled or under pseudonyms – on a number of big hit records of the era.
This compilation presents all their own 45s, starting in 1954 as The Dreamers, to 1962 when they had become The Blossoms, most of which are as rare as hens’ teeth.
Also included are several of their well-known ’guest appearances’, backing artists like Richard Berry, Ed Townsend, Shelley Fabares, Duane Eddy and Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans, and most famously The Crystals, for whom they ’deputised’ on the Phil Spector-produced hits ’He’s A Rebel’ and ’He’s Sure The Boy I Love’.
This is the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled, juxtaposing the girls’ own rare/collectable 45s alongside their hits, recorded as session singers.
George Barbara - I Know – The A.F.O. & Sue Years (CD)€13,00
Barbara George is, alongside Fats Domino, Lee Dorsey, Aaron Neville and Ernie K. Doe, one of the best known singers to come out of New Orleans.
She was instrumental in the early success of the A.F.O. label, set up as an artist’s co-operative in New Orleans in 1961.
Her self-penned hit ’I Know’ was the label’s only big hit, reaching number 3 on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 and spending 4 weeks at number one on America’s R&B chart. It remains one of the most popular of all the records produced in New Orleans.
The follow-up ’You Talk About Love’ made number 46 on the Hot 100 after which she was lured away from A.F.O. and signed directly to the New York Sue label where she had another Hot 100 hit with ’Send For Me’ later in 1962.
This CD package collects together her A.F.O. and Sue sides along with all the tracks from her only LP, named after her biggest hit ’I Know’. Eighteen tracks chronicling the best of Barbara George.
The accompanying booklet includes all writing and publishing credits, label scans and contemporary music press adverts as well as Barbara George’s history from her days in New Orleans and her move to New York, a classic case of a bigger label exerting its power over a smaller competitor.
Sinatra Nancy - Start Walkin’ 1965-1976 (2LP, Ltd, With Book) (LP)€50,00
UPEA PAKETTI! VIIMEISEN PÄÄLLE TEHTY TUPLA-ALBUMI!
As the eldest daughter of Frank Sinatra, Nancy was born into the spotlight. At 19, she made her professional debut in front of millions of Americans, appearing alongside her father and Elvis Presley on the television special Welcome Home Elvis. Not long after, she released a series of singles. But those demure recordings didn’t reflect the real Nancy Sinatra – that Nancy would be re-introduced to the world just a few years later, thanks to an unlikely musical partnership with songwriter and producer Lee Hazlewood.
Nancy’s performance of Lee’s song ”These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” was a huge hit in 1966 and became her signature tune. The pair began a three year run of successful albums, duets and singles including ”Sugar Town,” ”Some Velvet Morning,” ”Summer Wine,” ”Sand,” ”Jackson,” and the title track to the 1967 James Bond film ”You Only Live Twice.” Start Walkin’ explores Nancy’s recordings with Lee, her inspired collaborations with songwriter Mac Davis (”Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham”), producer Lenny Waronker (”Hook and Ladder”) and the ”should’ve been hit” song with arranger/producer Billy Strange (”How Are Things In California.”) Over the years, she has been cited as an influence by countless artists, including Sonic Youth, Morrissey, Calexico, U2, and Lana Del Rey. Her haunting song ”Bang, Bang” gained a new legion of fans when it appeared in the opening credits of Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 film, Kill Bill Volume 1. Most recently, Sinatra’s contributions to the industry were further recognized by her peers, when ”Boots” was inducted into the GRAMMY ® Hall of Fame. The honor, bestowed in January of 2020, recognizes ”musical recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance.”
Various - Thirteen Roses Singing In a Male World! (LP)€20,00
Thirteen Roses singing in a male world. Far from interpreting this sentence in any politic or vindictive way, but don’t dissmiss those ways at all, this LP aims to highlight the power of female singers in Twentieth Century’s recordings industry, just to pay tribute on those women who, in many cases, broken rules and led the way for next generations.
Some of these roses were big and beautiful, and changed their colours whenever they wanted, some others flowered briefly buy left behind amazing frangances that can still be appreciated.
A small garden of just thirteen roses, singing louder and fighting harder to win a chance to be heard.
Hats off to those women, don’t mind if they’re gone, the future belongs to them.