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Principato Tom - It’s Tele Time! A tribute to Roy Buchanan & Danny Gatton (CD)€20,00
I have never thought of myself in the same category as Roy Buchanan and Danny Gatton — these guys were my heroes, and through them I heard the playing of my other heroes like Les Paul, Chet Atkins, Roy Nichols, Charlie Christian and James Burton. And although I have played different models of Fender and Gibson guitars over the years, (Roy and Danny didn’t always play a Telecaster either), I have always thought of myself in my own way, as being part of the ”Washington D.C. Telecaster tradition”. I always brought more than one guitar on a tour or to a concert, and one of them was usually a Telecaster. There would be a part of the show where I would strap on a Telecaster, joke about ”it’s Tele time!” and ”unleashing the chickens”, and for a part of the night everything that I learned or absorbed from Roy and Danny would come pouring out. This is a collection of live recordings showing those influences and my tribute to 2 of the greatest Fender Telecaster guitar players ever. – Tom Principato
Various - Loose Lips Might Sink Ships – Greasy Instrumental Magic from the vault of Lux and Ivy (CD)€15,00
BACK IN STOCK!!
Distorted guitars, wailing saxophones, weird keyboard breaks,
the sound of alien spacecraft, buzzsaws and reving engines all feature on this
26 track collection of instrumental masterpieces.
From rare and obscure sounds spliced with screams and thunder
through to classic grooves by Cozy Cole, Link Wray and Duane Eddy, this set
celebrates the genius of rock ‘n’ roll as spun on Lux Interior’s Purple Knife
Duelling guitars and one liners on switchblades and pick-ups
add to the sleazy vibe that emanate on this hour long set.
Featuring vintage, exotic riffs, ear-bending special effects
and some of the twangiest guitars ever. Transport yourself to the jukebox at any early ’60s Vegas dive. Remastered from original sound sources with sleevenotes by MOJO
magazine’s Dave Henderson.
Various - Whip Masters Instrumental Vol. 3 (CD)€15,00
The intoxicating sounds chosen by the Whip Master for the third and final Whip Masters Instrumentals Volume 03 Atomicat (ACCD088) comprise of; savage guitar Rock ’n’ Roll, on-edge Rockabilly, stirring Western Swing, dynamic Surf rockers, and intense R&B.
The disturbing sounds and insanity heard during Whip Masters Instrumentals Volume 03 Atomicat (ACCD088) are sourced from America and incorporate; demented Rock ’n’ Roll, blistering Rockabilly, stimulating Western Swing, dynamic Surf rockers, and shaking R&B. The whip-cracking innuendos and masochistic interplay continues, and design artist Urban Zotel assisted The Whip Master throughout the series and provides his third and final thrilling recording for the series.
The exquisite and enthralling artists provide tunes from 1950 through to 1963 and the mystic and mayhem will stir your soul. The artists my well be unknown to many, and the album indeed focuses mainly on artists who are confined to the annals of instrumental history. Presented in the loud and vibrant Atomicat sound are; Li’l Dynamite and The Explosions, Dancin’ Little Thing, Jesse Stone and His Band, Runaway, The Noblemen, Dragon Walk, and Larry Collins, Spur Of The Moment which show the diversity of the non-themed titles.
Looking at the themes you will have a galactic voyage with; Gamblers Moon Dawg!, Marty Wilson and The Strat-O-Lites Super Sonic, and Jimmie Haskell And Orchestra Astrosonic. The Whip Master is active with; The Creeps The Whip, The Creeps The Whip, The Spinners Slave Chain.
The Whip Master hopes you enjoyed the series of instrumental sonnets of evilness and terror towards mankind, now turn up the volume and let the zany and electrifying tunes blast out from your speakers!
The album is compiled by Dee Jay and face on the music scene Mark Armstrong, who has been Dee Jaying since his early teen years. The concept is brought visually to life by design artist Urban Zotel, who is additionally a working musician, and the recordings are remastered at The Studio That Time Forgot, El Paso Texas. By maintaining our integrity, and principles we are confident our competitively priced albums are perfect from beginning to end.
Atomicat doesn’t make an album of average music our philosophy is to compile songs of quality, with every album, it’s a ”killer and no filler” ideology! You are listening to music from the past with a remastered sound that will shake the speakers.” Atomicat Records ”are often imitated, never duplicated.”
Dee Jay Mark Armstrong Bühl, Germany
Various - Surf-Age Nuggets: Trash & Twang Instrumentals 4CD (CD)€45,00
Surf-Age Nuggets is a compilation of 105 surf tracks released as 4-CD on 4 Jun 2018. Surf-Age Nuggets includes a.o. the following tracks: “The Velvetones – Doheny Run”, “The Valiants – Jack The Ripper”, “The Runabouts – Surfer’s Fright”, “Avengers Vi – Slaughter On 10th Avenue” and more.
Surfin' Dead - Dead-A-Rama + Powertwang 2CD (CD)€15,00
The Surfin’ Dead is a hard edged instrumental surf band, led by the guitar of P Paul Fenech, founder of psychobilly genre legends The Meteors.
Instrumentals have always played a part in The Meteors repertoire, and the band has released two all-instrumental collections – volumes one and two of Mental Instrumentals.
Just as The Legendary Raw Deal is an outlet for Fenech’s rockabilly side, The Surfin’ Dead allows him to explore the instrumental surf genre.
The two Surfin’ Dead albums Powertwang (1996) and Dead-A-Rama (2019) have been reissued as a double CD set, with Dead-A-Rama only previously having been available as a vinyl release.
The albums will appeal to fans of The Meteors as the performances are delivered with the attitude of all of Fenech’s work, but the recordings stay true enough to the traditional surf style to also win the approval of instrumental surf and rock ’n’ fans in general.
Various - Great British Twang! (CD)€13,00
The ’Golden Age’ of the twangy UK Beat Instrumental occurred between the late 1950s and the very early 1960s, inspired by The Shadows’ spectacular successes.
This compilation presents thirty-four tracks from six guitar-led groups, whose sound and style were pretty much a direct homage to The Shads.
First up, we have The Eagles, from Bristol, who racked up airplay with ’Bristol Express’ and ’Exodus’, followed by The Krew Kats, aka Marty Wilde’s former Wildcats (they also recorded as The Tom Cats), who charted with ’Trambone’.
The Fentones, who also backed Shane Fenton, charted with ’The Mexican’ and ’The Breeze And I’, while The Hunters weighed in with ’Teen Scene’ and ’The Storm’/’How’s M’Chicks?’ two huge collectors’ items.
Finally, The Scorpions cut two equally-collectable 45s, ’(Ghost) Riders In The Sky’ and ’Rockin’ At The Phil’, while The Packabeats charted with ’Gypsy Beat’, before famously cutting ’The Traitors’ for Joe Meek.
Viscounts - Harlem Nocturne (CD)€13,00
The Viscounts were one of the many rock instrumental groups that sprang up across America as the genre became popular in the late 1950s. Theirs was an original and evocative sound which was more adult sounding than many of their contemporaries.
This compilation features most of their best recordings especially their biggest hit, a cover of Earl Hagen’s instrumental classic ’Harlem Nocturne’ which was originally performed by Ray Noble orchestra in 1939. Despite being covered more than 500 times it’s the Viscounts version that is by far and away the most famous.
There is a heavy Film Noir feel about several of the tracks that certainly evoke black & white movies with dark rain swept streets, plus some very rare records which makes this collection a must have for instro fans.
Fully detailed liner notes.
Messina Jim & His Jesters - The Dragsters (RSD) (CD)€20,00
Prior to his work with Buffalo Springfield and Kenny Loggins, 16 year old Jim Messina led a savage group of fellow surf devotee friends to record The Dragsters, a 1964 album full of fierce, fiery, and infectious surf rock instrumentals with just enough sounds from the strip to get your motor running! The 14 original reverb-soaked tracks are presented here in their magnificent (and rare) mono versions plus four bonus pounders, all reissued for the first time and pressed on colored vinyl!
Cole Jerry and his Spacemen - Surf Age (CD)€18,00
”Could anything be better than surf music played by crazed spacemen? Not likely! And here’s the proof: guitar-wrangler Jerry Cole and His Spacemen’s stupidly rare 1964 LP,Surf Age! While most of Cole’s albums were cranked out at the astounding pace, Surf Age, his second LP for Capitol Records, was by comparison a production of epic proportions For the sessions, Cole and his hand-picked all-star crew of LA studio cats labored to create an album unlike any other, an endlessly inventive amalgam of surf and `60s pop The original liner notes say it most eloquently: One listen to the music of Jerry Cole and His Spacemen will tell you that theirs is the sound of the SURF AGE! Their beat is as dynamic as tomorrow’s crashing waves; their instrumental blend is as fresh and modern as tomorrow night’s surfing dance party; their tunes are definitely for swingin’ moderns.”
Various - Wilson’s Weird World Of Instrumentals (CD)€15,00
This is a snapshot of some of the many instrumental tracks by various bands that all have one thing in common: Musician Alan Wilson.
Tracks in this collection span from the late 80s right up to present day, including many previously unreleased gems.
A must for fans of guitar-based instrumentals.
Various - More Long-Lost Honkers & Twangers (Ltd) (CD)€23,00
The Golden Age of Instrumental Rock lasted for 10 glorious years from modest beginnings in 1956 with just three US Top 100 chart entries, through the peak year of 1961 with 52 hits, onto a still very respectable 27 chart showings in 1965. After the breakthrough of the Beatles in the USA, everything changed, but even then the Ventures kept the instrumental flag flying into the early 70s. For a movement that was originally seen as little more than a passing fad, it has outlasted many other genres and endures into the 21st century, maverick young musicians still strapping on guitars and heading out for a twangy trip on the reverb-ed highway of instrumental rock to play classics such as Walk Don’t Run, Rumble, Miserlou, Apache, Wipe Out or Pipeline.
Here Ace bring you a second volume of Long-Lost Honkers & Twangers featuring 10 rarities from the genre’s heyday, plus a whopping 14 previously unissued gems by the Ventures, Ramrods, Velvetones, Mus-Twangs and other instrumental bands. Compilation and notes by Ace’s go-to instro experts Dave Burke and Alan Taylor, longstanding co-editors of Pipeline magazine.
A limited edition of 1500 copies only.
Wray Link - Link Wray Rocks (CD)€18,00
Paras LINK WRAY kokoelma ikinä!
with 36-page booklet – 34 tracks. Total playing time: approx. 79 minutes.• Link Wray – there had to be a release of this great rocker in our highly acclaimed ROCKS! series!• Recordings officially licensed by various record companies such as Sony Music, his best rock numbers originally released between 1958 and 1966 on Cadence, Cameo, Epic, Mala, Rumble and Swan, among others.• Such an elaborate Link Wray compilation did not previously exist!• The CD contains his rare vocal tracks Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby and Mary Ann.• As a bonus: songs released under the name of his brother Vernon Wray (aka Ray Vernon) with Link Wray on guitar!• Detailed liner notes by blues and rock ’n’ roll expert Bill Dahl from Chicago.
Anyone interested in rock ’n’ roll or the history of American pop music in general will know Rumble, the signature tune by one of the greatest rockers and guitarists of all time, Link Wray.Link Wray (real name: Fred Lincoln Wray Jr) was born on May 2, 1929 in North Carolina and appeared on the stages of the world until his death on November 5, 2005 in Denmark.
Together with his brothers Doug and Vernon he first played Western Swing in the fifties and became the house band at Milt Grant’s House Party, where they accompanied Ricky Nelson and Fats Domino, and others.And then came Rumble, inspired by The Stroll of the Diamonds. Producer Archie Bleyer of Cadence Records signed Link Wray & The Raymen, and Rumble became an unexpectedly huge instrumental success, especially in the USA and Great Britain, making it into the top 20 of the US charts.Over the next few years, more successful instrumental numbers followed, consolidating Link Wray’s international reputation as one of the pioneering guitarists of his time. In addition to Neil Young, who would like to travel back in time to a Link Wray & The Raymen concert, Pete Townsend of The Who is one of his admirers: ”He is the King; if it hadn’t been for Link Wray and ’Rumble’, I would never have picked up a guitar”.
We finally add Link Wray to our successful ROCkS! series! On a total of 34 single tracks from the years 1958 to 1966 we deliver his greatest rockers from his recordings for Cadence, Cameo, Epic, Mala, Rumble and Swan in the best possible quality. Since we were able to license recordings from various record companies for this compilation, ROCKS! differs significantly from the cheap scrap on the market.Our CD also includes two rare Link Wray vocal tracks, Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby and Mary Ann, as well as tracks released under the name of his brother Vernon Wray (alias Ray Vernon) with Link Wray on guitar!
The product includes a 36-page booklet with detailed liner notes from one of the most respected experts on American roots music of the day, Bill Dahl.
Paterson Joel - Let It Be Guitar! Joel Paterson Plays The Beatles (CD)€18,00
As a follow up to his well-revered holiday album Hi-Fi Christmas Guitar, Joel Paterson will release a collection of vintage instrumental, guitar-centric covers of songs from the Beatles’ catalog, entitled Let It Be Guitar! Joel Paterson Plays The Beatles.
The album – out on September 20th – features the guitarist’s signature blend of vintage jazz, exotica, blues, rockabilly, western swing and country, and uses classic Beatles songs as a sonic template for the mid-century musical journey
Let It Be Guitar! Showcases fresh new arrangements of these familiar tunes, employing a wide variety of musical styles and guitar sounds, paying tribute to Paterson’s biggest influences including Les Paul, Chet Atkins, Jorgen Ingmann, James Burton, Buddy Emmons, Ernest Ranglin and many more. Of the inspiration for the album, Paterson says, ”This is the guitar record I’ve always wanted to make. I love the Beatles and their artistry and attention to detail in the recording studio-and I love all-things-guitar. So, I had a great time diving into these amazing songs, coming up with my own arrangements, and at the same time paying tribute to some of my favorite guitarists and vintage recording techniques of yesteryear.”
The album’s liner notes were written by singer/songwriter and fellow vintage appreciator J.D. McPherson and give further explanation of the project, ”Each of Joel’s interpretations of these songs are concise, genre-bending, stylish tone poems, mixing both Joel’s and the Beatles’ own century-spanning inspirations into one zesty musical stew. Contained within certain tracks, you may even find nods to OTHER instrumentalists who have delved into the Beatles’ body of work… It’s almost the meta-sonic equivalent of a Liverpudlian Rube Goldberg drawing.” Recorded in Chicago at Reliable Recorders and at Paterson’s home studio, Let It Be Guitar! #features Joel on guitar, pedal steel, and lap steel; Beau Sample (Devil in a Woodpile, The Modern Sounds, The Fat Babies) on bass; Alex Hall (The Flat Five, The Western Elstons, The Fat Babies) on drums; and Chris Foreman on Hammond B3 organ. One of the busiest musicians on the roots music scene today, Paterson can be heard playing with The Modern Sounds, The Joel Paterson Organ Trio featuring Chris Foreman, Devil in a Woodpile, The Western Elstons, and many other Chicago-based projects.