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Various - Get ’Em Off! – Music for Strippers – From Burlesque to Strip Clubs (CD)€13,00
28 tracks of music mostly from the world of jazz and r&b to take your clothes off to.
No set of stripping music would be complete without the most famous song associated with the pastime, ’The Stripper’.
8 of these titles come from a famous 1950s LP called ’How To Strip for Your Husband’ and most of the other tracks and artists come from the world of jazz and r&b.
The music on offer here were the kinds of tracks that the performers themselves, certainly in America would choose for their musical accompaniment.
Fully detailed liner notes.
Baby Washington - A Handful of Memories 1956-1962 (CD)€13,00
A twenty-eight track compilation of Baby Washington’s work from her first recordings to the eve of ”That’s How Heartaches Are Made”.
The collection contains her recordings for the Baton, J & S, Neptune, ABC Paramount and Sue labels including the tracks on which she was lead singer for girl-group The Hearts.
Included in the tracks are her four R ’n’ B chart entries from between 1959 and 1962.
The CD booklet contains a comprehensive biography, visuals, all writer credits and catalogue numbers.
The perfect way to find out more about one of America’s most under-rated singers.
Skyliners - Voices in Harmony 1958-1962 (CD)€13,00
The Skyliners were a five-piece vocal harmony group from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that broke the mould as far as the doo-wop sound was concerned.
’Since I Don’t Have You’ romped to number 12 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and featured the unique voices of lead singer Jimmy Beaumont and Janet Vogel.
’Since I Don’t Have You’ remains a classic recording and has been featured in films such as American Graffiti, The Age of Adaline, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Lethal Weapon 2, and TV shows such as Happy Days, American Hot Wax and Outcast.
Fans continue to keep the group’s name alive with its own Facebook page…they remain one of the classiest vocal groups ever.
This 26 track collection chronicles The Skyliners singles released on the Calico label, added to which are the songs that appeared on their first LP and subsequent releases on the Colpix, Cameo and Viscount labels.
This release is sure to result in radio play on oldies shows across the UK radio networks.
The collection also includes detailed notes tracing The Skyliners’ career through the group’s best years, 1958 to 1962.
Various - Killer B’s US R&B Hits (CD)€13,00
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. R&B hit 45s between 1954-1962.
Many of these artistes, like Ben E. King, The Drifters, James Brown and Jackie Wilson, often enjoyed two-sided hits; yet these were B-sides that somehow got away.
Singers like Dee Clark, Jerry Butler, Ruth Brown, Ray Charles, Roy Hamilton, Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker, The Shirelles, The Miracles, Mary Wells, The Marvelettes, Lloyd Price, Etta James, Bobby Bland, etc., were frequent R&B chart riders, while others, e.g. The Falcons, The Fiestas, Joe Henderson, were more-or-less One Hit Wonders.
Many of the A-sides of these discs were million sellers, and all were massive U.S. R&B hits (many of which crossed over to the Top 100); yet all of these Killer Bs sound like they could have been hit records, in their own right.
Baker Mickey - Mickey Baker In Session – Ain’t No Strain 1952-1961 (CD)€13,00
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.
Prima Louis - The Very Best of Louis Prima – Jump, Jive & Wail 1952-1959 (CD)€13,00
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!
Various - Mojo Man Special Volume 2 – Voodoo Doll -Dancefloor Killers! (CD)€15,00
You heard about the Koko-Mojo series (30 volumes), the Southern Bred series (20 volumes) and Boss Black Rockers (10 volumes). The Mojo Man compiled a brandnew series with dancefloor killers only! 24 dark black Blues and Rhythm and Blues songs, handpicked by the man himself! Remastered and packed in our beautyful eco friendly 6 panel deluxe packaging.
Various - Rock And Roll Vixens 3 (CD)€15,00
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.
Mitchell Willie - The Memphis Rhythm ’N’ Blues Sound Of Willie Mitchell 1958-1961 (CD)€15,00
These 29 tracks (recorded 1958-61 and featuring the Four Kings with Don Bryant) take US back to the early studio days of pioneering soul producer Willie Mitchell, who’d later make legends out of Al Green and Hi Records. You’ll encounter alternate takes and a cappella versions as you hear the Crawl; Walking Alone; I Want You for Myself; Tell It to Me Baby; I Like It; Rag Mop, and more!
Larks - The Larks Collection 1950-55 (2CD) (CD)€15,00
Hailing from North Carolina, the Larks were a classic African-American doowop group of the early 1950s, with their roots firmly in gospel, but moving to secular music to form The Larks, although their early recorded work ranged across both gospel and secular genres as they recorded under different names when they made their studio debut. Although they were not among the most prolific doowop hitmakers, their style and technique made them one of the most admired and imitated of the early doowop ensembles. This 48-track 2-CD set comprises the A & B sides of just about all their releases on the Apollo and in a second incarnation of the group under lead singer Eugene Mumford on the Apollo subsidiary label Lloyds, plus some titles from those labels which were not released at the time, along with recordings on Jubilee as The Selah Singers, on Regent as The 4 Barons, and on Apollo as The Southern Harmonaires. It features their Top 10 R&B hits Eyesight To The Blind and Little Side Car. It’s a substantial overview of their career – they broke up before their final release – and it’s a thorough and excellent showcase for their highly-regarded skills as vocal harmonisers.
Harrison Wilbert - Kansas City – The Best Of (3CD) (CD)€39,00
Almost 70 Tracks includes 30 Previously Unavailable Songs.
It s extremely unlikely that any other 1950s R&B artist blended quite as many disparate idiomatic influences into an instantly identifiable whole as Wilbert Harrison. Wilbert s skill on a variety of instruments was a key factor in his uncommon versatility. He played rolling piano on Kansas City and several of his followups for Bobby Robinson s Harlem-based Fury Records, but he was just as likely to utilize a guitar/harmonica combination that sometimes expanded into a one-man-band setup with the addition of hi-hat. Harrison wasn t afraid to incorporate instrumentation on his recordings that registered well outside the R&B mainstream. The end result still sounded like nobody but Wilbert as he made a slew of platters over the course of a recording career that spanned more than two decades.
Various - Destination Lust Pt. 2 – Chicksville U.S.A. – The World Of Love, Sex and Violence – 33 Erotic Fantasies (CD)€10,001-CD with 16-page booklet – 33 Tracks – Total playing time approx. 79:00 min.
Erotic retrospect into earlier decadesEroticism and sexuality was officially not an issue in the first decades after the war. But unofficially, behind closed doors, in dark, smoky clubs, strip joints, and under the counter, they let it all hang out. They did it just as wildly as today, but not as obviously. They preferred to sing about it rather than talk about it behind closed doors, because music seemed to be more harmless, although these recordings show the opposite.Destination: LustThe erotic-slippery journey towards lust continues! Erotic voices, such as those of Pat Morrissey, Cleo Laine, Mabel Scott and of course Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield, make you want more. With so much concentrated femininity the men are left without words, and Sam ’The Man’ Taylor, Barney Kessel and Little Richard’s accompanying band The Upsetters respond with burlesque instrumentals. Dinah Washington sings ”the thing” to her boyfriend and Big Jay McNeely answers with ’Man Eater’.
- Finally – the second part of the seductive first release is available, another crazy compilation of the most beautiful ’minor matter’ in the world: love, sex and all its varieties!
- Rare and interesting things at a spectacularly low price as part of the ’Destination’ series on Bear Family.
- Welcome to ’Chicksville U.S.A.’! We present more than 30 historical-erotic jewels, pleasurable items from the 1950s and 60s!
- What would ’Chicksville U.S.A.’ be without the movie goddess Marilyn Monroe and her fellow artist Jayne Mansfield!
- There are also plenty of ’bombshells’ from the music scene of the time: Pat Morrissey, Kay Martin, Dorothy Collins, Dinah Washington and two rarities from Frances Day as Gale Warning!
- Concentrated femininity creates wordless men: burlesque instrumentals by Sam ’The Man’ Taylor, Barney Kessel and the Upsetters are the answer.
- Hits and rarities are combined here, many for the first time on CD!
- The richly illustrated full-color booklet contains song-by-song notes by Marc Mittelacher.
The great listening pleasure also takes you into the rooms of sweet pain, Lincoln Chase’s rare recording ’Sweet Torture’ and ’Slave Chain’ by The Spinners. Ruth Wallis’ statement about the many varieties of sex: ’Man, It’s A Jungle’! We broke our way through the jungle of lustful music, and here again we combined very rare titles with nostalgic hits. Marilyn’s song ’I Want To Be Loved By You’ from the movie ’Some Like It Hot’ is legendary! And the rarities, some of them are here again on CD for the first time!
Among them a complete Pye single by Frances Day under the pseudonym Gale Warning, which contains a rare erotic version of Elvis Presley’s ’Heartbreak Hotel’. In addition recordings of Kay Martin, Felix and His Fabulous Cats and the Spanish Senoritas of Hermanas Serrano, who sing about the legendary ’Casanova’! A wicked atmosphere is created when mambo sounds, go-go sounds and tittyshakers alternate with orchestral numbers, be it Berlingeri with his orchestra, Diane Maxwell’s rare Challenge recording, or Que Martin and His Band. Another highlight is the British Peter Jay and The Jaywalkers, who not only take us back to the glory days of the Parisian Folies Bergère with their version of the French ’Can Can’, but also bring this compilation to a brilliant end. The CD comes with annotations for each song and many photos and illustrations in the 16-page booklet!
Lewis Barbara - Don’t Forget About Me: Atlantic & Reprise Recordings (3CD Box) (CD)€38,00
Soul Music Records is proud to present a first-of-it’s-kind compilation of recordings by renowned singer/songwriter Barbara Lewis spanning her six years with Atlantic Records (1962-1968) and her brief one-year tenure with Reprise Records (1972). This beautifully-packaged collection, sequenced in chronological order of recording session, includes the first CD release of a number of tracks from both the 1964 LP Snap Your Fingers (Barbara Lewis Sings The Great Soul Tunes) and the 1966 album, It’s Magic. With a total of (68) tracks, including seven non-album singles/B-sides, one previously unreleased cut from 1968 and both sides of Barbara’s sole Reprise single, ”Don’t Forget About Me” features an extensive essay by renowned UK writer Charles Waring with quotes from a rare 2020 interview with Barbara specifically for this box set and comments by Billy Vera and Sharon McMahan