R&B * Doo-Wop

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  • Various - Motorvatin’ Vol. 3 (CD)

    15,00

    3rd volume of the ultimative collection of car songs seen thru the eyes of black folks – sang by Rhythm & Blues artists

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  • Various - Knockdown (Koko-Mojo Original series # 28) (CD)

    15,00

    The good folks at England’s Koko Mojo Records have assembled the kind of compilation that is almost too delicious for words. Only killer no filler compilation by Little Victor, remastering by Black Shack Recordings, Calw, Germany. The fifth effort to put together funny Rhythm & Blues records from lesser known artists. The Koko-Mojo original series is a collection of 30 CDs.

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  • Harris Wynonie - Blow Your Brains Out – Greatest Jukebox Hits & Dancefloor Favourites (CD)

    13,00

    Amongst the African American communities of the 1940s Wynonie Harris was a star, probably what we nowadays would like to call a superstar. Strangely as rock & roll gripped the world in the 1950s no one seemed interested in him despite his obvious stature as a founding father of the new genre. It wasn’t until the 70s rock & roll revival when bands like The Stray Cats spearheaded a jive dancing rejuvenation that he finally reached a new level of appreciation.

    Here then are 28 tracks of good rocking dancefloor favourites including but not limited to, ’Good Rockin’ Tonight’, ’Bloodshot Eyes’, ’Good Morning Judge’ and ’All She Wants To Do Is Rock’.

    There are many CD collections of Wynonie Harris but you’ll be hard pressed to find one as crammed with rocking hits!

    Fully detailed liner notes.

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  • Blackwells - Love or Money (CD)

    13,00

    THE BLACKWELLS were a gifted harmony trio, comprising two brothers, Dewayne and Ronald, and a sister, Glenda.

    Although their commercial success was limited, their records are nowadays fiercely rare collectors’ items.

    A couple of their 45s remain staple favourite radio oldies, notably their inspired arrangement of the perennial ’Unchained Melody’, while their UK chart entry ’Love Or Money’ has attracted a number of handsome revivals over the years, notably Billy Fury’s 1982 hit version.

    Bizarrely, their Phil Spector-produced ’You Took Advantage Of Me’ turned up on the soundtrack of the Mahershala Ali/ Viggo Mortensen movie Green Book in 2018; the soundtrack ’album’ passed one million streams worldwide, yielding The Blackwells a ’million-seller’, fifty-odd years after they’d broken up!

    This compilation anthologises their singles between 1959-62, plus a handful of unissued sides; it also includes a bonus track in the shape of The Fleetwoods’ million-selling ’Mr Blue’, a song penned by the eldest Blackwell, Dewayne.

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  • Various - Cadets, Jacks & Flares – Evolution of a Vocal (CD)

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    THE JACKS, aka THE CADETS, from L.A., were the Modern/RPM group of labels’ top vocal group in the mid-50s.

    Although both groups featured identical personnel, their lead singers differed; Willie Davis usually led The Jacks, while Aaron Collins and/or Dub Jones fronted The Cadets.

    They also backed artists like Donna Hightower, Young Jessie and Richard Berry, whilst various group members later recorded as The Flares, The Peppers and The Thor-Ables.

    This unique compilation traces the evolution of the group, and presents the very best of their output between 1955-62, across nine different record labels, featuring their hits ’Why Don’t You Write Me?’ (as The Jacks), ’Stranded In The Jungle’ (The Cadets) and ’Foot Stompin’ (Part 1)’ (The Flares).

    This body of work has never been thus compiled before, making for a unique package, and several of these sides are making their CD debuts.

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  • Impalas - Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) (CD)

    13,00

    A multi-racial Doo Wop group from Brooklyn, THE IMPALAS were all still in their mid-teens when they cut their first record, ’Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)’, which became one of the biggest hits of 1959.

    A wildly underrated group, they were unfortunately destined to break up less than two years later, although their trump card – lead singer, Joe ’Speedo’ Frazier – went on to record as a solo artist during the 60s.

    This compilation reissues their LP, also titled ’Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)’, which included their follow-up hit, ’Oh, What A Fool’, plus their subsequent 45s, including their final release, on which they were billed as ’Speedo & The Impalas’.

    Also included, for reference purposes only, is a 45 by another, unrelated vocal group named The Impalas, which has provoked considerable debate and erroneously features in their discographies.

    Their non-album singles are particularly rare, and five of these tracks – including both sides of the ’rogue’ Impalas’ disc – make their CD debuts herein.

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  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight

    13,00

    THE TOKENS name is of course synonymous with their biggest hit, the chart-topping, multi-million selling ’The Lion Sleeps Tonight’, a song which has continually reinvented itself over the decades.

    The Brooklyn DooWoppers had cut their first 45 five years earlier, whilst still at school, but broke up shortly afterwards (Neil Sedaka was, famously, a founder-member and he both wrote and sang on their first record).

    After re-emerging in 1959 as the short-lived Darrell & The Oxfords, they reverted to their original name and in early 1961, cut their first million-seller, ’Tonight I Fell In Love’.

    During 1961 and 1962 they also charted with ’Sincerely’, ’B’Wa Nina’ and ’La Bomba’, and the albums ’The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ and ’We Sing Folk’.

    This collection presents all The Tokens (together with their satellite identities) 45s issued between 1956-1962, plus the strongest sides from their first two LPs.

    This is the first time that this body of work has been thus compiled; many of these sides are surprisingly difficult to find elsewhere, while a couple of the real collectors’ rarities have never previously appeared on CD.

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  • Harris Peppermint - Peppermint Harris Collection 1948-60 (2CD) (CD)

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    Born Harrison Nelson, in Texarcana, Texas, in 1925, Peppermint Harris was a jump blues and R&B singer and guitarist, who originally recorded in Houston in 1948 as Peppermint Nelson, but acquired his new name by accident when Bob Shad of Sittin’ In With Records, forgot his name when releasing his first record and got it wrong on the label – the record was a hit and the die was cast. Over subsequent years he recorded for a variety of labels, registering his big career hit in 1951 for the Modern label with the R&B No. 1 ”I Got Loaded”. This 52-track 2-CD set comprises most of his A & B sides on the Gold Star, Sittin’ In With, Aladdin, Modern, Cash, X, Combo, Dart and Duke labels from this era, including performances as Peppermint Nelson, Peppermint Harris and Peppermint Harris With The Maxwell Davis All-Stars. It features his R &B No. 1 hit ”I Gor Loaded” and his No. 4 hit ”Raining In My Heart”. His music ranges across the spectrum of the typical electric blues of these years, with a significant proportion of his material reflecting the advent of rock ’n’ roll in the pop charts during this time. It represents a pretty thorough cross-section of his releases from what was the primary decade and more of his career

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  • Dion - Kickin Child: 1965 Columbia Recordings (LP)

    30,00

    LOPPUUNMYYTY ALBUMI!

    Archive release from the rock/pop icon. Dion had an album ready for release at Columbia in 1965, but it never made it out of the gate until now!

    Recorded fifty-two years ago, it is as atom-smashing now as it was when Dion rolled tape with producer Tom Wilson at Columbia Studios in ’65. Why was this album pulled from release and shelved? For that story, you’ll have to consult Scott Kempner’s illuminating liner notes here. Dion would be back on the Laurie label again a few years later, but this Columbia recording captures the doo-wop icon in a mid-’60s folk-rock state of mind, doing Bob Dylan’s ”It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” ”Farewell” and ”Baby I’m in the Mood for You” plus Tom Paxton’s ”I Can’t Help but Wonder Where I’m Bound” and the original songs ”Kickin’ Child” (co-written with Buddy Lucas and released as a single in ’65), ”Now” (featuring Al Kooper), ”My Love,” ”Wake Up Baby,” ”Knowing I Won’t Go Back There” and more (several of these songs were released on prior outtakes collections and retrospectives, some with different orchestrations).

    This is the first time that all these tracks are being issued together as the originally intended Dion album. A lost chapter in the epic story of this legendary rock ’n’ roller from the Bronx finally surfaces, some 52 years later.

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  • Various - Summertime Scorchers 2 (CD)

    15,00

    Atomicat Records provide the sounds for the fun in the sun on Summertime Scorchers, Rock and Roll Beach Party, Volume Two. The summer dance party album contains another thirty carefully chosen songs to help you lose the Covid 19 blues. We provide the music, and the rest is up to you.

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  • Various - Jive A Rama Volume 2 (CD)

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    On the thirty-song Jive-a-Rama Volume Two there is a mixture of several jiving genres; Rhythm & Blues, Doo Wop, and White Rock ’n’ Roll all of which have a wonderful dance-tempo.

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  • Lymon Frankie and Lewis - The Harlem Hotshots (CD)

    15,00

    The Koko Mojo Spotlight is shone upon Frankie and Lewis Lymon The Harlem Hotshots Koko Mojo (KM-CD-149) and featured are twenty-eight pivotal and classic recordings from the era when the new kids were changing the sound of the 1950s music, some call it Rock ’n’ Roll, while others named it Doo-Wop.

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  • McCracklin Jimmy - The Rockin Man (CD)

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    Jimmy McCracklin, The Rockin’ Man is another album in our Spotlight series. The album explores McCracklin’s career with 28 carefully selected recordings. Included are the prenominal rockers, Georgia Slop, The Wobble, and his biggest hit The Walk. The album climaxes with three songs from Jerry Thomas, Johnny Parker, and Jimmy Wilson and His Blues Blasters which McCracklin accompanied on piano.

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  • Various - Let´s Go Latin – Vocal Group Harmonies (CD)

    15,00

    Vocal Groups go Latin – a 32 track compilation of latin rhythms of the 1950s and early 1960s

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  • Various - Shilly Dilly (Koko-Mojo Original serie #27) (CD)

    15,00

    The good folks at England’s Koko Mojo Records have assembled the kind of compilation that is almost too delicious for words. Only killer no filler compilation by Little Victor, remastering by Black Shack Recordings, Calw, Germany. The fifth effort to put together funny Rhythm & Blues records from lesser known artists. The Koko-Mojo original series is a collection of 30 CDs.

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  • Thornton Big Mama - Sassy Mama! (180 gram, RSD) (LP)

    35,00

    This is a RSD Exclusive Release.

    Fans voted for this reissue on RecordStoreDay.com and VanguardRecords.com, a scorching 1975 live set from Big Mama has been remastered from the original tapes by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering. Presented in ”exact replica” LP package.

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  • 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

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  • Cooke Sam - Wonderful World – The Hits (Coloured) (LP)

    22,00

    180 gram vinyl. Täydellisyytttä. Hiemann haastavaa valita 20 parasta Sam Cooke biisiä.

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  • Various - Season’s Greetings: Summer Days And Summer Nights – 31 Summertime Beach Nuts (CD)

    10,00

    Summer! Heat! Swimming! Nature! Beach parties … and music!!!

    – This edition mercilessly continues what was started in the predecessors, ’Banana Split’ (BCD17513), ’Another Banana Split, Please’ (BCD17601) and ’Good Old Summertime’ (BCD17528) by Bear Family.
    – On 31 tracks from 1952-1963, the most beautiful season of the year comes extremely alive, whether as a ’soundtrack’ in the car or as a musical enhancement of the garden party!
    – Of course we hear classics of famous artists, for example songs by Keely Smith, Dinah Washington, Conway Twitty, The Brothers Four or Hank Snow!
    – On the other hand, we present plenty of recordings from the rarities box, some appear here for the first time on CD!
    – Instrumentals by the Viscounts or by Tito Puente with a summery Latin flair can be heard as well as early surf sounds by Dave York & The Beachcombers or The Fleetwoods!
    – The musical range is wide: from pop to jazz, rhythm ’n’ blues, doo-wop, country music and lots of rock ’n’ roll, with Ricky Dean, Johnny O’Neill, Sammy Salvo, Paul Peek and many others!

    The 20-page color booklet includes notes by producer Marc Mittelacher on each song and many photos and illustrations, some of which are rare.

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  • Various - Rock And Roll Vixens 7 (CD)

    15,00

    Jatkoa mahtavaan KOKO MOJO sarjaan naisrokkareista.

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  • Dorsey Lee - Night People-The Best Of (3CD) (CD)

    40,00

    Limited edition of 2000 copies. Rarities, Hits & Unreleased songs & Photos.
    Beautiful package – 3 CDs in a gatefold digibook. 24 page booklet with photos and liner notes.
    All tracks remastered for this release!

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  • Various - Destination Forbidden Planet – 37 Outer Space Shock Treatments (CD)

    10,00

    1-CD jewelcase with 16-page booklet, 37 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

    Whether ’Forbidden Planet’ or ’Visitors from Space’ – here the fan of 1950s Sci-Fi movies gets his money’s worth! 

    This release in Bear Family’s ’Destination’ series deals with the unexplainable, the other dimension, and last but not least with interplanetary horror – but it also really rocks out.
    37 tracks from 1951-1965 answer the most urgent questions: does the forbidden planet exist, and are there beings from outer space?
    Of course, we hear various interpretations by famous artists, including Louis Prima, Billy Lee Riley or Judy Garland!
    In addition, plenty of unknown rarities that would have deserved chart success, many of them for the first time on CD!
    Furthermore: two exceptional guitarists in a class of their own: Billy Mure and George Barnes! Both with outstanding Outer Space instrumentals!
    Artists from different nations, among others Freddy Sunder from Belgium and Winifred Atwell and Don Lang from Great Britain.
    This extraterrestrial music cocktail is rounded off with original movie trailers and some monumental orchestral interludes ? la David Rose and Jimmie Haskell.
    The 16-page color booklet contains info on each track by producer Marc Mittelacher and many photos and illustrations, some of them rare.

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