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Various - R&B in DC 1940-1960 – Rhythm & Blues, Doo Wop, Rockin’ Rhythm and more… (16-CD Deluxe Box Set) (CD)€220,00
Limited and numbered edition of 1,500 copies!
16-CD box set (LP-size) with 352-page hardcover book, 472 tracks. Playing time c. 20 hrs
R&B in DC – Bear Family Records® presents the rise of rhythm ’n’ blues in Washington, D.C. – music from the swing era, classic doo-wop of the 1940s and 1950s, rocking rhythm & blues, rock & roll and soul of the early 1960s.
Classics such as Love Potion No. 9 (The Clovers), Wedding Bells (The Senators) and Georgianna (Lloyd Price), supplemented by local hits, long-forgotten obscure tunes and sought-after rarities.
R&B in DC – A comprehensive 352-page hardcover LP-sized book by researcher Jay Bruder documents the exciting history of the Washington music scene from the 1940s to the 1960s – with background information on the African-American press, club scene, and nightlife with its movers and shakers, based on years of research and interviews with surviving eyewitnesses.
Hundreds of long out of print and hard to find recordings drawn from the best available sources, carefully sequenced in order of release, form a comprehensive review of the entire recording scene. This is not just a greatest hits collection.
R&B in DC – In depth biographies draw attention to long overlooked artists such as The Griffin Brothers with Margie Day, Delores “Baby Dee” Spriggs, Billy Fair, TNT Tribble, Frank Motley Jr., The Three of Us Trio, The Crawford Brothers, Sam Hawkins, and Phil Flowers.
The story of Quality Records shows how this Washington-based label started by Ahment Ertegun, Herb Abramson, and Max Silverman in 1946 led to the launch of Atlantic Records two years later.
R&B in DC – The story of Lillian Claiborne and her DC Records operation illustrates her role sustaining Washington’s recording scene from 1947 through the early 1970s.
Pioneering vocal group recordings by The Progressive Four, The Cap-Tans, The Clovers, The Four Dots, and The Heartbreakers illustrate Washington’s early contribution to the rise of R&B vocal groups.
R&B in DC – The set includes the 1951-52 RCA Victor sessions by TNT Tribble, Frank Motley, The Heartbreakers, and Jimmy McPhail taken direct from studio masters.
Early recordings featuring Billy Stewart, Don Covay, and Marvin Gaye show how these artists developed from the D.C. vocal group scene.
R&B in DC – Hundreds of arcane facts and unexpected connections drawn from contemporary sources and artist interviews provide a new insight into Washington’s role in the development of R&B.
’R&B in DC 1940 – 1960’ is a celebration of Washington, D.C.’s contribution to the rise of Rhythm & Blues music from the swing era to the dawn of soul. A comprehensive historical survey places music made by performers with significant ties to the Washington region into the context of the local and national scene. From street corner vocal quartets to national stars – from Billy Eckstine, Baby Dee, TNT Tribble, and The Clovers to Frank Motley, The Crawford Brothers, Lloyd Price, and Don Covay – and the behind the scenes record people, over 120 biographies trace the development of the D.C. Sound.
The exhaustively illustrated documentary by D.C. expert and historian Jay Bruder is based on a chronology drawn from extensive research in contemporary sources. The set includes vignettes on the history of record making in Washington, local record companies, the African-American press, as well as the African-American role in radio and television in the Washington area. It illustrates how Washington’s schools, churches, and amateur shows formed a launching pad for local talent and how Washington’s clubs and theaters became major destinations on the R&B circuit. 472 audio tracks on 16 CDs, and a 352-page book (LP format) bring this long overlooked musical community back to life.
Movie - Jazz on a Summer’s Day (Blu-Ray)€35,00
Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by world-renowned photographer, Bert Stern. JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonius Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O’Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, and closes with a beautiful rendition or The Lord’s Prayer by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning.
The 1959 classic is considered one of the most extraordinary and possibly the first concert film ever made. Its sparkling new 4K restoration by IndieCollect, recently premiered at the 57th New York Film Festival. The film was named to the National Film Registry in 1999, and its restoration was funded by the National Film Preservation Board of the Library of Congress in time to celebrate the film’s 60th Anniversary.
HUOM! VARMISTA ETTÄ SOITTIMESI TOISTAA MYÖS AMERIKAN (A) KOODIN !
Kings Of Hong Kong - Empire Of Fuzz (Ltd) (LP)€20,00
The mighty Kings Of Hong Kong unleash their 3rd full length album…an absolute trash fest of the highest order, 14 bruisin’ tracks of Rockin’ Garage Trash !…..These guys are really one of the best of the current wave to look backwards but take their sound and drag it into the present….Intoxicating stuff indeed !
Only 300 copies pressed.
Ford Tennessee Ernie - Portrait Of An American Singer 1949-1960 (5-CD Deluxe Box Set) (CD)€110,00
● All the secular-themed studio recordings from the first dozen years in the career of one of the most important crossover acts in the history of American popular music.
● Five CDs containing 154 tracks and a 124-page book with newly written essays, track-by-track album notes,
a discography, label scans, and many rare photographs and illustrations.
● Early country hits including the chart-topping Mule Train (1949) and Ford’s pioneering ’hillbilly boogie’ smash
The Shotgun Boogie (1950), as well as Ford’s first major crossover hit, the 1950 duet (with Kay Starr) I’ll
Never Be Free.
● It also includes classics such as Rock City Boogie (with the Dinning Sisters, 1951) and Blackberry Boogie
(1952) as well as overlooked delights as the train song Tennessee Local (1952), his 1952 interpretation of
Willie Mabon’s rhythm and blues hit I Don’t Know.
● This boxed set includes two never-before-released songs (Slow Down and Small World), numerous Ford
singles and album tracks not previously reissued on CD, and several rarities, including Ford’s 1955 recitations
of Davy Crockett tales, as well as Ford’s 1958 public service jingles to promote the U.S. Marine Corps ’Toys for
Tots’ charitable program