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Various - It Happened At The Hop: Edison International Doo Woppers & Sock Hoppers (RSD) (Kopio) (LP)€35,00
It Happened At The Hop is the first ever compilation highlighting the deep doo wop and teen frenzy from Hollywood’s Edison International label. The Austin Sisters deliver the title cut and its flip, Billy Bobbs & The Chips bring the raucous side of doo wop with ’Shim Sham’ and ’Teedle Dee Bum Bum,’ Linda Strangis brings us her rare 45 cuts and an unissued gem ’The Dipsy Doodle.’ Featuring cuts only available on rare 45s and previously unissued gems, plus liner notes from Brother Cleve (Combustible Edison).
Release type: ’RSD First’ Release
Various - Thirteen Roses Vol. 2 – Singing In A Male World (180 gram, yellow) (LP)€20,00
Here we go again with anotherdose of woman singing about love, respect and fun.
Unlike the previous LP, this time the selection focuses on white girls from both sides of the Atlantic, again on recordings from the golden age of popular music.
Here you’ll find country pop, rockabilly and rhythm & blues from both established and lesser-known artists who fought like tigresses to make a name for themselves in the music industry.
Another 13 beautiful roses, different in frangance and colour, but shinning with heir own light.
Thornton Big Mama - Sassy Mama : Live At The Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club (RSD) (LP)€35,00
■ First Time on Vinyl.
• Justin Time Essentials Collection.
• Remastered for Vinyl includes ”Hound Dog”, ”Ball & Chain” plus unreleased material and incredible new cover painting by John Rummen.
• Recorded Live in 1977 at Montreal’s infamous Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club.
■ Willie Mae ’Big Mama” Thornton, is an American Blues Legend known as the amazing voice behind the original ”Hound Dog” and ”Ball & Chain”. She sadly passed away in 1984 at the young age of 57 after a hard life in the music business – She added a female voice to a field that was dominated by white males, and her strong personality transgressed stereotypes of what an African-American woman should be. This transgression was an integral part of her performance and stage persona.
Bland Bobby - Two Steps From The Blues + 2 bonus (180 gram) (LP)€20,00
Originally released in 1961, blues singer Bobby Blue” Bland’s legendary Two Steps From The Blues has been repeatedly called ”one of the best blues albums of all time”, and Bland one of the genre’s greatest singers (and top sex symbols in his day), no small feat in a genre so crowded with amazing talent. Throughout 60s and 70s Bland placed over 50 songs on the R&B charts, including ”I Pity The Fool”, which shot to No. 1 and ”Turn On Your Love Light”, a song that shaped the history of both R&B and rock & roll. Bland got his start singing in the early fifties as a member of a loosely knit group of musicians that included Junior Parker, Johnny Ace and B.B. King that formed around Memphis’ famed Beale Street. Together these giants forged the new sound of Memphis blues, a sound that would carry both blues and R&B into the next millennium.”
Hawkins Screaming Jay - My Little Shop Of Horrors (RSD) (LP)€35,00
1972 albumin uusintajulkaisu.
One of rock & roll’s pioneers of shock rock, the indescribable Screamin’ Jay Hawkins paved the way for music performance art and glam artists to come. His classic ”I Put A Spell On You,” included on this set, was banned from radio in 1956 for sexual overtones. His legendary performances had him dressed in gold and leopard costumes with props including rubber snakes, a smoking skull on a stick, and his signature coffin. Over his career he didn’t record many studio albums.
In 1972 he released ”A Portrait Of A Man and His Woman.” Long out-of-print, it was re-released on CD in 2001 as ”My Little Shop Of Horrors,” adding a recording of his signature hit, ”I Put A Spell On You,” which included cover versions of Conway Twitty’s ”It’s Only Make Believe,” Fats Domino’s ”Please Don’t Leave Me,” and Jesse Belvin’s ”Guess Who.”.
Various - Mambo, Cha Cha Cha & Calypso Vol 4: European Session LP + CD€22,00
Grouped together under one Caribbean banner, these typically Cuban melodies from the 1930s (Mambo) and
‘50s (Cha-cha-cha), further spicened with Trinidadian tunes from 1915 onwards (Calypso) bubble over to
form a frothing tryptic of irresistible dance songs. First released in the States, these sunny melodies very
rapidly spread around the world following the First World War…
After having first explored a bouquet of female singers (Vol. I), followed by the wild extravagance of this music
(Vol. II) and finally its links to Blues (Vol. III), El Vidocq here focuses on the impact and influences of Mambo,
Cha-cha-cha and Calypso within other regions of the world. Volume quatro: Europe! A hip-swaying road trip
through Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Germany and last but not least France. Benefitting from markedly
mixed ensembles – for these countries often opened their arms to exiled musicians – the songs here
spotlighted are all strongly influenced by the Caribbean while yet retaining their own national flavors.
How can you not succumb to “La Suppa de Pichon” by Belgium’s Los Merecumbes, or to the “Cha Cha Twist” by
Spain’s Margarita Sierra? You’re sure to ᴉOlé! the “Torero” by the UK’s very own The Southlanders, while
shaking your bum to Bordeaux’s Ben y su Tumba and his fiery “Tequila” as audacious as the original by Chuck
Where in the world are we? And when? What the hell are we doing?! Gracias, danke schön Jukebox Music
Factory, for having once again shattered the yawnful space-time continuum!!
Various - Exotic-O-Rama Vol. 3 LP + CD (LP)€22,00
In these dark, dismal times of lockdowns and assorted restrictions, a lighthearted musical escapade is
surely just what the doctor ordered! With this third volume of the ever-upbeat Exotic-O-Rama series, our
amigo El Vidocq carries us away to the Caribbean and to Africa, to the Maghreb and the South Pacific, not
forgetting the Near East. A luminous antidote to today’s ominous tentacular obscurity!
Immune to the ululations of Morocco, or the drumbeats of Al Duncan or the Hully Gully Boys?
Unimaginable! Resistant to the Hawaiian strumming of the Maoris Hi Five? The trumpeting of Edmundo
Ross? Not likely! And just as inconceivable to remain blasé before Lagustra’s clarinet or the frenzied haka
of the Chakachas!
So get ready to get down. With the Jukebox Music Factory, there’s no fear of pollution, the ozone layer
remains unfazed, but your ears are filled and fulfilled, while your hips just can’t stop shaking
Various - Shake-O-Rama Vol.4 LP+CD (LP)€22,00
Fortunately, the recent lockdowns have failed to dampen the enthusiasm of our favorite Gascon selector El Vidocq. Quite the contrary! These past few months have allowed him to unearth a load of new nuggets and finally refire his engines with this Shake-O-Rama número quatro!
The new series’ design has been entrusted to the German jack-of-all-trades Marcel Bontempi, as talented musically (his group is cracking) as he is graphically (a fantastic illustrator). He’s duly imagined a fun, flamboyant and eminently fifties atmosphere to accompany these rediscovered tunes.
Free of any lulls or repetitions, this latest compilation is to be savored, with the mixed musical styles forming a seamless, irresistible stream.
Dance rhythm ‘n’ blues with Don Julian, Young Jessie and Oscar Boyd, soul with Erma Franklin (Aretha’s sister), rock ‘n’ roll with Chris Kevin, doo wop with The Nuggets, rockabilly with Roddy Jackson, surf with The Fugitives… and even yé-yé latino with Miguel Cordoba!! An exciting, thrilling, goose-bumping cascade, a veritable Colorado River of rapid melodies to relish again and again!
Various - Mambo, Cha Cha Cha & Calypso Vol 3: Blues Session! LP + CD (LP)€22,00
El Vidocq pursues his ‘Mambo, Cha-Cha-Cha & Calypso’ voyage with this third, vitamin-D-rich ensemble: ‘Blues Session’. Following in the footsteps of the feminine first volume and insane second ensemble, he here explores the rawest roots of this warm, sun-drenched music. What a delight to discover these groovy tunes from the ‘50s and ‘60s uniquely fusing R’n’B, Rock n’ Roll and Blues. Memphis Slim, Johnny Otis and other legends here loosen up to welcome exotic south-of-the-border influences. Noro Morales and his piano return to their sunny roots,
while Sir Lancelot’s voice accompanies a beach bonfire and Eddie Bo declares his love for island melodies… Jukebox Music Factory shares with you an austral archipelago of ageless charms!
Various - Rocka Rolla (El Vidocq’s Supreme) LP + CD (LP)€22,00
Never before has El Vidocq so devilishly delved into the musical world of 1950s’ bad boys. Rocka Rolla!!! A combative compilation of taboos and transgressions, evoking sex and violence, drugs and alcohol, all fueling a fiery thirst for rebellion. Frightened by The Wild One, music industry squares tried to hit back with reassuring melodies like ‘I’m Not A Juvenile Delinquent’ (Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers) – but all too little, too late, for the rock ‘n’ roll rot had set in and society would never again be the same. Rocka Rolla!!!
From King Coleman’s barking ‘Bulldog’ to The Crew’s explosive ‘Hot Wire’, this selection snakes amongst tormented souls (Gene Summer’s ‘Nervous’), frayed nerves (‘The Freeze’ by Fenton and the Castle Rockers) and utter despair (Cecil Mc Cullough’s ‘Nothing Else To Loose’). Finally, the crepuscular ‘Rollin and Tumblin’ by Elmore James announces the night, but dancing not’s dead, as evidenced by Warner Mac’s mad ‘Roc-a-Chicka’. Rocka Rolla!!! Undoubtedly the darkest Jukebox Music Factory to date, this chutzpadik anthology is nevertheless full of fight. Rocka Rolla!!!
Various - Gaz’s Rockin Blues 40th Anniversary Special! Stag-O-Lee DJ Set Vol. 6 (2LP) (LP)€25,00
Stag-O-Lee is proud to continue the DJ-Set Series with compilation by cult DJ and master of few compilations Gay Mayall.
As a tasty contribution to your vinyl LP collection, this double album explores four avenues that reflect aspects of Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues club.
Founded July 3rd 1980, now celebrating 40 years of fun and dancing at London’s Number One Blues dance. Originally at Gossips in the basement of 69 Dean Street, with it’s entrance on Meard St., the cobbled alley that links it with Wardour Street in the heart of Soho, traditionally the hub of clubland and red light district in London’s West End. After djing & presenting bands there for over 14 years I moved the regular Thursday club night round the corner to St. Moritz,159 Wardour Street. Another great Soho basement dive with a huge history. The choice of music in this particular selection contains two fundamental styles of Rhythm and Blues oriented boogie music that influenced the world. The post war era of black dance music was driven by R&B that was the inspiration for the Rock`n´Roll of the 1950’s. Here you have a hard core Slice of
Black Rock & Roll, a side of rockin’ early 50’s R&B, it’s precursor on one platter. On the next disc you’ll hear a bunch of moving, exciting and at times frenzied 50’s Gospel. The idiom where
most R&B and black Rock`n´Roll and Soul stars learned their art and cut their teeth.
I was asked for this project to choose a bunch of Jamaican tunes to illustrate the role Jamaica’s music has played in influencing the style and direction of Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues.
These tracks are drawn from the very earliest days, at the inception of Ska in the late 50’s when Ja artists, having fell in love with US R&B, created their own take on it. I hope you enjoy this album for many years to come. Treasure it as I and all at Gaz’s Rockin Blues have treasured these tracks.
40 years and still going strong!
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.
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
Wilson Jackie - Nobody But You (LP)€29,00
From the mid-’50s through to the early ’70s, Jackie Wilson was a consistent hit-maker and master showman, known as one of the most dynamic singers in American R&B. Jackie Wilson has a dazzling record of 54 US Hot 100 and 49 R&B singles chart entries. ’Nobody But You’ is the final studio album by the soul great and is the first vinyl reissue of the 1976 album. Highlight includes ’Don’t Burn No Bridges’.