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Näytetään tulokset 1–30 / 1982

  • Jones Tom - Live Duets 1969-1972 (2CD) (CD)

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  • Various - That’ll Flat Git It! Vol. 45 – Rockabilly & Rock ’n’ Roll From The Vaults Of Imperial Records (CD)

    18,00

    1-CD (Digipak) with 36 -page booklet, 35 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

    The 45th edition in the popular ’That’ll Flat Git It!’ CD series on Bear Family Records® explores the rockabilly and R’n’R catalog of Imperial Records, a genre-busting L.A. label.
    Among the popular rock stars on Imperial were Ricky Nelson, The Burnette Brothers, Merle Kilgore, Lew Williams, Laura Lee Perkins, Dennis Herrold, Jackie Walker and Bob Luman.
    Lesser known but musically by no means less important names round off the project.
    Extensive liner notes by Chicago music historian Bill Dahl and remastered recordings from the best possible sources provide additional listening pleasure – non-stop rocking!

    Lew Chudd’s Los Angeles-based Imperial Records had the roots music field covered like a blanket during the ‘50s: country, rockabilly, R&B (especially of the New Orleans variety), and several more sub-genres distinguished its catalog in great abundance.

    Bear Family’s ‘That’ll Flat Git It! Vol. 45’ is devoted to a deep dive into Imperial’s vast archives, digging up 35 gems by some of the label’s top names. Three rockers by Imperial’s favorite teen idol Ricky Nelson are aboard, as are classics by The Burnette Brothers, Merle Kilgore, Lew Williams, Laura Lee Perkins, Dennis Herrold, Jackie Walker, and Bob Luman.

    But this series is known for its super-obscurities, so there are plenty of those on offer by Tommy Lomonte, The Leen Teens, Jay Blue, Sonny Anderson and Slick Slavin, just for starters.

    Freddy Fender in his formative years and New Orleans jump blues shouter Roy Brown are here too, and there’s a flat-out slab of romping Crescent City R&B by the fiery Gloria Jean Pitts. This set is a non-stop rocking delight!

  • Various - Monster-O-Rama Vol. 3 LP + CD (LP)

    23,00

    No less than five vampire songs!!! Dracula is the big winner of the new Monster-O-Rama compilation, third of the name. But we also come across the abominable snowman, zombies, werewolves and even cavemen. Sacred bestiary. Funny, horror, illusions, tricks and a ghost train… El Vidocq gives us the idea of ​​cardboard monsters again. The Cramps in a broke film by Ed Wood, Nino Ferrer embarked on a Méliès-style journey… Because music also has its little effects!!! Rockabilly, Surf, Novelty, Rock, Cha-cha-cha… it’s going to groove seriously for Halloween. Songs in English, in Spanish, two titles in French (oh la la)…. There is even a Mexican title: Fake monsters, all around the world, united! And not to spoil anything, the superb cover illustrated by Alexandre Clerisse will delight all fans of the genre!

  • Various - Destination Jail Vol. 2 – 24 More Songs From Behind The Bars (CD)

    10,00

    1-CD with 12-page booklet, 24 tracks. Total playing time approx. 70 min.

    With ’Destination Jail, Vol. 2’, Bear Family Records® offers another intriguing collection of blues and rhythm & blues obscurities and classics from the ’40s to the ’60s about life behind bars.
    It deals with the various elements of the US justice system: prison = county farm, chain gang; jail and penitentiary.
    Among the better-known highlights are Jailhouse Rock by Frankie Lymon, the heartbreaking Please Mr. Jailer by Wynona Carr, the Prisoner’s Song by Fats Domino – in this case a classic from the Anglo-Celtic tradition – and the tongue-in-cheek Good Morning Judge by Wynonie Harris.
    An exciting introduction to an important topic of Afro-American roots music, with liner notes by Roland Heinrich Rumtreiber and originals remastered with finesse.

    Incarceration is a frequent theme in American roots music, especially in blues and rhythm & blues. African American life in the New World started in chains and endured slavery and segregation. Despite significant changes initiated during the second half of the 20th century, equality has not yet reached all strata of society.

    The percentage of African Americans sentenced to time in prison is considerably higher than that of other demographic groups. Frequent analysis also reveals statistics that African Americans most likely receive longer prison sentences than white Americans.

    This is a sensitive topic, and one might wonder how this compilation of African American popular music from the 40s to 60s fits into the lighter and novelty-laden ’Destination’ Series. See and listen for yourself.

    In contrast to old-time and early country music, where the theme continued the Anglo-Celtic tradition of the murder ballad, jail, in the African American tradition, is no metaphor for self-reflection and transformation. Incarceration does not serve as a mirror of one’s self; it is the mirror image of a sickening society.

    With ’Destination Jail, Vol. 2′, Bear Family Records® offers an intriguing collection of blues and rhythm & blues – obscurities and classics dealing with life behind bars. The songs feature all the various elements of the US detention system: prison – county farm, chain gang, prison, and penitentiary.

    Among the better-known highlights, we find Jailhouse Rock by Frankie Lymon (who pleaded not to be a juvenile delinquent), Wynona Carr’s heart-breaking Please Mr. Jailer, Prisoner’s Song by Fats Domino – in this case, a classic form the Anglo Celtic tradition, and the tongue-in-cheek Good Morning Judge by Wynonie Harris.

    This compilation offers various styles. It also presents multiple viewpoints – from gallows humor, the laughing-to-keep-from-crying approach, the cry for help, and the promise of redemption.

    Bear Family Records®’ new compilation, ’Destination Jail, Vol. 2’ is an exciting and wallet-friendly introduction to a significant African American roots music topic.

  • Bond Eddie - Rocks (CD)

    20,00

    1-CD (Digipak) with 36-page booklet, 35 tracks. Total playing time approx. 70 min.

    Eddie Bond Rocks! 35-track CD on Bear Family Records® contains the very essence of Memphis rockabilly.
    14 recordings from Bond’s ‘50s career (recorded for Ekko, Mercury and Sun/PI), 15 tracks recorded for Millionaire, Stomper Time etc. in the ‘60s, and six songs from his rockabilly revival years of the 1970s.
    The booklet contains a detailed biography by Martin Hawkins based on interviews with Eddie Bond a.o., full session details and phenomenal period photos.
    Carefully re-mastered from original master copies and reliable sources.

    Very few singers had a better rocking pedigree than Eddie Bond. He was born in Memphis, so when he made his first discs in 1955 and 1956 he was at the epicenter of the new rockabilly sounds. He became identified as the ‘rockin’ daddy from ding dong Tennessee’ described in his best-selling disc.
    Through 1956 to 1959, Bond was hot stuff, playing shows with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and all the other singers from Memphis whose music spoke to a whole new generation.

    Eddie Bond (1933-2013) started and ended as a country singer, but his bands always contained musicians who could play rockabilly with the best of them. From his first sessions to his last Eddie always chose to record some rocking songs. His Mercury discs with Reggie Young on guitar were classics of the rockabilly style. Later, Eddie became a Memphis disc jockey, night club owner, record label owner, and more.

    This rocking 35-track CD contains the very essence of Memphis rockabilly. Here are 14 recordings from Eddie Bond’s 1950s career (recorded by Ekko, Mercury and Sun/PI), 15 tracks recorded for his own and other local labels (Millionaire, Stomper Time etc.) in the 1960s, and 6 recordings from his rockabilly revival years of the 1970s when he became a favorite visitor to Europe. These are all high-quality rocking performances.

    The booklet contains a detailed biography by Martin Hawkins based on interviews with Eddie Bond and others, full session details and some phenomenal period photos.

    His obituary in the ‘Memphis Commercial Appeal’ said: ‘Mr. Bond was many things: a sharp wheeler-dealer with a silver tongue; a canny trend-watcher with a keen eye for talent, a slicked-back rockabilly cat with a country heart.’
    So, in other words, Eddie Bond rocks!

  • Various - Mighty Good – Boy meets Girls (3CD) (CD)

    22,00

    Upea paketti Rockstar Recordsilta.

    This set features four complete episodes of “Boy Meets Girls” alongside excerpts from several other episodes. In addition to classic “must hear” sets by Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent, you will hear Johnny Cash (in his first UK TV appearance) backed by Joe Brown and The Firing Squad, the “Italian Elvis” Little Tony, the versatile Marty Wilde, Billy Fury, Michael Cox, Adam Faith, Ronnie Hawkins, Jess Conrad and many others in performances which for the most part have not been heard since transmission in 1959 and 1960. The sleeve notes trace the development of the show and where possible, details for each episode have been provided, a task made difficult due to the scripts meeting the same fate as the TV episodes themselves. Jack Good was a pivotal force in the pre-Beatle years of British popular music. His influence on Cliff Richard, Marty Wilde, Billy Fury and Johnny Kidd was essential to their success and his TV series (“6.5 Special”, “Oh Boy!”, “Boy Meets Girls” and “Wham!!”) were critical to the development of pop music TV in the UK – from “Ready Steady Go” all the way through to “The Tube”. British radio and TV archival practice (ie. throw it in the bin) has deprived original viewers and future generations of the chance to check out the mighty Good’s work but “Boy Meets Girls” has now, in part, been rescued from archival oblivion. Rockstar Records proudly presents “Mighty Good”. We think you’ll find that it’s rather good !

  • Joy Benny - Rocks (CD)

    18,00

    1-CD Digipak with 36-page booklet, 30 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

    Bear Family Records® dedicates a CD album in its popular Rocks series to Benny Joy.
    For the first time ever, this R’n’R compilation combines his outstanding 1950s singles with a multitude of fantastic rocking band demos first released in the ’70s and ’80s!
    In addition to classics like Miss Bobby Sox, Crash The Party, Spin The Bottle, Button Nose, Rollin’ The Juke Box Rock and Little Red Book, Bear Family also provides lesser-known gems like Wild Wild Lover, Gossip, Gossip, Gossip, I’m Gonna Move, Love Zone, two instrumental rockers Money, Money and Rebel Rock and and and …!
    Carefully remastered edition; the beautifully illustrated booklet contains detailed liner notes by Roland Heinrich.

    Benny Joy, who was born on November 5, 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia and whose real name was Benjamin Eidson, was an American rock & roll and rockabilly singer who released singles for Tri-Dec, Dixie, Antler, Ram and Decca during his music career. In 1958, Joy managed to be one of the first rockabilly singers to be part of a European tour, alongside the Platters, Barry DeVorzon and numerous other artists. The tour went through Italy, France and Germany, among other countries.

    Benny Joy unfortunately failed to achieve commercial musical success and his singles are highly sought after in collector circles today, but he did have success as a songwriter under his civil name Benny Eidson and wrote songs for Marty Robbins, Jackie Wilson, Charlie Rich, Johnny Cash and Carl Smith, among others – and quite successfully!

    With the rock & roll and rockabilly revival of the 1970s and 1980s, his recordings were made available to the rock & roll public and hit like a bomb!

    Bear Family Records® focuses primarily on the rare demo recordings from 1957/’58 unearthed by Cees Kloop and White Label from the 1970s onwards, which are of incredibly good quality and recorded with a full band.

    Benny Joy died of cancer in October 1988 at the age of 52.

  • Dion - On The Dancefloor With Dion DiMucci (CD)

    18,00

    1-CD (Digipak) with 36 page booklet, 29 tracks. Total playing time approx. 78 min.

    Bear Family Records® welcomes Dion DiMucci – one of the most successful artists of his generation – to our ’Dancefloor’ series.
    He was the lead singer in Dion and The Belmonts (I Wonder Why, A Teenager In Love, Where Or When) and as a solo artist landed major hits such as Lonely Teenager, Runaround Sue, The Wanderer, Ruby Baby and Donna The Prima Donna.
    This album, compiled by Nico Feuerbach with liner notes written by Bill Dahl based on a interview with Dion, describes Dion’s career from a ’50s rocker to a ’60s pop star!
    Dion: popular worldwide at the latest since the Warner film success ’The Wanderers’ in 1979.
    The American singer and songwriter Dion DiMucci, or Dion for short, was born in 1939 in the Bronx, New York City. With his vocal group Dion & The Belmonts, he landed the first doo-wop and R’n’R hits in the late 1950s. He left the Belmonts around 1960 and they continued to work without him.

    Dion is best known for his solo career with great pop hits such as Lonely Teenager, Runaround Sue, The Wanderer, Ruby Baby and Donna The Prima Donna. He skillfully combined elements of doo-wop, R&B and rock ’n’ roll and matured into a versatile and influential figure in the early years of rock music. Over time, he continued to develop as an artist, successfully exploring various genres such as blues and folk.

    Dion’s influence on the industry and popular music has been significant, his contributions from the early era of rock ’n’ roll have cemented his place among the greats of popular music. In 1989, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    With ’On The Dancefloor With Dion DiMucci’ Bear Family Records® releases an entertaining but above all danceable compilation of some of his greatest songs and beyond!

  • Various - Bear Family Records Rocks Vol. 1 (CD)

    18,00

    1-CD (Digipak) with 36 -page booklet, 30 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

    With more than 70 CD releases since 2002, the ’Rocks’ series on Bear Family Records® is one of the most successful and extensive in our catalog.
    Specializing in artist CDs full to the brim, ’Rocks’ presents R&B pioneers as well as popular and obscure rockers of various origins.
    The compilation ’Bear Family Records ROCKS, Vol. 1’ provides a thorough overview of the genre – featuring 30 outstanding rocking jumping R&B, R’n’R and blues performers such as Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo, the Drifters, etc.
    The ’Rocks’ series is characterized by excellent sound quality and informative liner notes by Bill Dahl from Chicago – as is the case here with this extremely entertaining cross-section.

    Bear Family’s mammoth series of ‘Rocks’ CDs have set a lofty standard for savage rocking. ‘Bear Family Records ROCKS, Vol. 1 – Rockers and Rhythm ’n’ Blues From The 1950s’ is sure to rip the roof off any no-holds-barred juke joint soiree, its 30 selections ranging from New Orleans R&B legends Fats Domino, Lloyd Price, and Smiley Lewis to guitar scorchers Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown and Bo Diddley.

    Chuck Berry and Little Richard show why they’re regarded as the fathers of rock and roll, though their forefathers Big Joe Turner, Amos Milburn, and Roy Milton and His Solid Senders illustrate that jumping R&B thrived long before the emergence of either one of them.

    The set offers plenty of rocking blues via Jimmy Reed, Little Junior Parker, Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup, Champion Jack Dupree, and Slim Harpo, encompasses the era’s top vocal groups in the ‘50s R&B field with The Coasters, Drifters, Midnighters, “5” Royales, and Cadillacs, and pays loving tribute to the best lounge acts ever with storming entries by The Treniers and Louis Prima.

    Every one of these 30 artists has his or her own entry in the ‘Rocks’ series save one: Johnny Otis, whose Good Golly makes it obvious that he deserves the honor in the not-too-distant future. Get ready to rock, jump, and roll with this one!

  • Various - Spotlight on Sylvester Bradford – Ific (CD)

    15,00

    Spotlight On Sylvester Bradford, Ific, Koko Mojo Records (KM-CD-198) contains thirty recordings. The songs which Sylvester Bradford did not compose or co-compose feature him as either a harmony vocalist, or pianist, and usually he undertook both roles. His only solo release for Atco Records, I Like Girls, and I Live Just To Love You are reissued for the first time, as is Vodka by The Golden Highlights. Songs benefiting from Bradford’s imaginative writing, often with the assistance from his writing partner Al Lewis include; Tears On My Pillow, (Chuck Jacksons version is featured) I’m Ready (Fats Domino), Lovin’ With A Beat (The El Tones), Walkin’ Home From School, and Right Now, (Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps).

    This thirty song Koko Mojo album places the spotlight on an over-looked 1950s artist, whose contribution to music needs to be acknowledged. Dee Jay Mark Armstrong Bühl, Germany

  • Various - The Holiday Inn Label 100 Series Anthology – ”Slap-Back (LP+CD) (LP)

    25,00

    Rockstar Records (RSR50102) 12-inch LP The Holiday Inn Label cherry picks sixteen Holiday Inn 45 RPMs and includes two Holiday Inn Jingles which have never been reissued. The 12-inch LP showcases the Memphis, Tennessee Holiday Inn label’s 100 series output, of which only a handful of the label’s titles have previously been reissued. The free CD which comes with the album contains all the 100 series output, plus one bonus song from the Klondike label which the company purchased. The 100 series was active from 1961 through to 1963, and the performers signed directly to the label were mainly unknown. The buy-in songs are from; Frank (Andy) Starr, Buck Griffin, and Charlie Feathers. This compilation is the most comprehensive reissue of the legendary label and provides a musical treat of; Rockabilly, Rock ’n’ Roll, Instrumental, and Popcorn music. Dee Jay Mark Armstrong Bühl, Germany The Holiday Inn Label, Rock Star Records (RSR50102) 12-inch LP

  • Various - The Holiday Inn Label 100 Series Anthology – ”Slap-Back (CD)

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    Rockstar Records (RSR50103) CD album The Holiday Inn Label reissues all the Memphis, Tennessee label’s 45 RPMs many of which have never been reissued. The CD includes two unissued Holiday Inn Jingles, and one bonus song from the Klondike label which the company purchased.

    ”The CD’s focus is placed upon the 100 series was active from 1961 through to 1963, and the performers signed directly to the label were mainly unknown. The buy-in songs are from; Frank (Andy) Starr, Buck Griffin, and Charlie Feathers. This compilation is the most comprehensive reissue of the legendary label and provides a musical treat of; Rockabilly, Rock ’n’ Roll, Instrumental, and Popcorn music.”
    Dee Jay Mark Armstrong Bühl, Germany

  • Various - Buffalo Bop - Monster Bop (CD)

    18,00

    Upea kauhu-rock`n`roll-rockabllly (Halloween) kokoelma!

  • Various - That’ll Flat Git It! Vol. 43 – Rockabilly & Country Bop From The Vaults Of Allstar Records (CD)

    18,00

    1-CD (Digipak) with 36-page booklet, 35 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

    The now 43rd installment in the popular rockabilly CD series with detailed label portraits on Bear Family Records® is dedicated to the Texas label Allstar Records.
    On Allstar itself and its two subsidiaries, Kool and Nu-Craft, great country and rockabilly recordings by well-known and rather obscure musicians have appeared.

    A fascinating mix of country songs and hard-hitting rockabilly by musicians like Johnny Bush, Eddie Noack, Rocky Williams and Wiley Barkdull a.o.

    In the extensive illustrated booklet, music historian Bill Dahl tells the story of the Houston-based label founded by Dan Mechura in detail, providing brief biographies and discographical details of each artist and recording.
    Re-mastered recordings from the best accessible sources.

    Dan Mechura’s Houston-based Allstar Records had a different business plan from the lion’s share of his country and rockabilly competitors. For a fee, Mechura and his cohorts would accept lyrics from amateur songwriters through the mail and fashion them into completed songs, recording the final product with a surprisingly impressive roster of singers and sidemen.

    By no means was everything Allstar and its Kool and Nu-Craft subsidiary labels done that way, but a fair amount was – resulting in some intriguing listening.

    Bear Family takes an in-depth look at Allstar’s obscure output on this edition of ‘That’ll Flat Git It!,’ uncovering some splendid obscurities by surprisingly well-known names.

    Johnny Bush’s first two singles came out on Allstar in 1958, and there are memorable entries by veteran country vocalists Link Davis, Eddie Noack, Lawton Williams, Earl Aycock, and Smilin’ Jerry Jericho.

    Adrian Roland’s Imitation Of Love beat the odds to become a national country hit in 1960, while Johnny Watson (not the famed blues guitarist), Bobby Clanton and The Citations, Jerry Matthews, Tommy Graham, and Mechura himself (as Daniel James with Rock Moon Rock) supply tough rockabilly, Rocky Williams tears through Rock Cinderella, and Wiley Barkdull’s insane guitar instrumental Tiger By The Tail rocks harder than anything coming out of Houston in 1964!

  • Joy Benny - Untold Stories – Rare and Unreleased Masters, Unearthed (10″LP+CD) (10``LP)

    25,00

    Todella komia 10″LP ja CD paketti. Ei paljonkaan mene päällekkäin Rockstar julkaisun Little Red Bookin kanssa, joten ehdoton hankinta.

  • Reynolds Jody - The Endless Sleep Man 1958-1962 (CD)

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    JODY REYNOLDS is no doubt destined to be erroneously remembered as a ’One Hit Wonder’ for his very first record, the million-selling ’Endless Sleep’.

    Once heard, never forgotten, its spooky, reverb-laden vocals and Al Casey’s rumbling guitar lent dramatic tension to the disc, bestowing instant ’killer’ status on it.

    However, his follow up, the similarly-crafted ’Fire Of Love’ (which would later be revived, memorably, by both the MC5 and Gun Club), also dented the US Top 100.

    Reynolds went on to record a powerful, wholly underrated body of work, which even includes a couple of Instro 45s, with his backing group The Storms, featuring him on lead guitar.

    This compilation is an attempt to anthologise all his releases between 1958-62, across seven different labels.

    Included herein are a number of sides which are serious collectors’ rarities, impossible to find elsewhere on CD.

  • Presley Elvis - The Complete 1950’s Live Recordings (3CD) (CD)

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    Uusintapainos.

    UK Label ‘Memphis Recording Service’ (MRS) will re-release 3 CD titles on its new alternate label, MRS CAMDEN on 24th November 2023.

    ONE NIGHT IN PEARL HARBOR CD
    ELVIS ON TELEVISION 1956- 1960 2CD
    THE COMPLETE 1950’S LIVE RECORDINGS 3CD

    The titles have slight changes in the name and on CD content and come in a Digi-Sleeve pack. Each comes with a small booklet. The releases on this specific new label are scaled-down budget version of the previous, priced for the mainstream market. At the same time however, some of the CD’s include newly sourced audio upgrades.

  • Presley Elvis - Elvis On Television 1956-1960 (2CD) (CD)

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    Uusintapainos.

    UK Label ‘Memphis Recording Service’ (MRS) will re-release 3 CD titles on its new alternate label, MRS CAMDEN on 24th November 2023.

    ONE NIGHT IN PEARL HARBOR CD
    ELVIS ON TELEVISION 1956- 1960 2CD
    THE COMPLETE 1950’S LIVE RECORDINGS 3CD

    The titles have slight changes in the name and on CD content and come in a Digi-Sleeve pack. Each comes with a small booklet. The releases on this specific new label are scaled-down budget version of the previous, priced for the mainstream market. At the same time however, some of the CD’s include newly sourced audio upgrades.

  • Presley Elvis - One Night In Pearl Harbor (CD)

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    Uusintapainos.

    UK Label ‘Memphis Recording Service’ (MRS) will re-release 3 CD titles on its new alternate label, MRS CAMDEN on 24th November 2023.

    ONE NIGHT IN PEARL HARBOR CD
    ELVIS ON TELEVISION 1956- 1960 2CD
    THE COMPLETE 1950’S LIVE RECORDINGS 3CD

    The titles have slight changes in the name and on CD content and come in a Digi-Sleeve pack. Each comes with a small booklet. The releases on this specific new label are scaled-down budget version of the previous, priced for the mainstream market. At the same time however, some of the CD’s include newly sourced audio upgrades.

  • Various - On The Dancefloor With A Fingersnap – 31 Pops To Make The Party Shake! (CD)

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    1-CD (Digipak) with 36 page booklet, 31 tracks. Total playing time approx. 79 min.

    In the CD series ’On The Dancefloor With …’ featuring the best danceable music, Bear Family Records® here deals with those songs that are accompanied by a percussive finger snap.
    Everybody knows Fever, the umpteen times covered cool anthem. We offer Peggy Lee’s great version – and that’s just one example.
    Without giving too much away, the album delivers irresistible grooves and songs by Joe Henderson, the Coasters, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Bill Haley, Dean Reed, Pat Morrissey and even B.B. King, Roger Miller and many others.
    Chicago music historian Bill Dahl has written the detailed liner notes in the illustrated booklet to this CD compiled by Nico Feuerbach.

    Never underestimate the percussive power of the simple fingerpop. Snapping one’s digits while listening to a cool melody can be tremendously satisfying and more than a little therapeutic – and this collection will have you doing precisely that from one end of its expertly curated songstack to the other.

    From deep-voiced Joe Henderson’s ’62 smash Snap Your Fingers and The Coasters’ hipster streetlife vignette Three Cool Cats to Tennessee Ernie Ford’s immortal Sixteen Tons and Peggy Lee’s slinky Fever, you’ll find the whole thing hard to resist.

    Not every selection is as well-known as those classics – obscurities by Pat Morrissey, Al Brown & His Tunetoppers, Dean Reed, Birdie Green, and Bill Haley and His Comets are but a few of its happy surprises (and you haven’t lived until you’ve heard blues immortal B.B. King take on 16 Tons).

    They’re interspersed with more familiar inclusions by Ronnie Love, Connie Francis, Little Willie John, Roger Miller, LaVern Baker, and Chicago rock and roller Steve King (Satan Is Her Name) that’ll have you sharpening up your fingers in delighted anticipation of snapping along.

    So get ready to get cool when you drop this disc in your changer – you’ll be fingerpopping like a pro!

  • Cochran Wayne - The Bigger The Pompadour … – His Complete Recordings 1959-66 (2-CD) (CD)

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    2-CD (Digisleeve) with 36 page booklet, 42 tracks. Total playing time approx. 130 min.

    Wayne Cochran (1939 – 2017) from Georgia, also called ’The White Knight of Soul’, is remembered for his white pompadour hairstyle and the brilliant Last Kiss that he wrote.
    Bear Family Records® comprehensively chronicles the most creative period of his career with this double CD, from his beginnings as a young rocker and teen idol to his magnificent recordings as a compelling soul singer.
    We present all the recordings from 1959 to 1966 including his rare recordings released on local labels and the recordings for Chess, Mercury and King.
    Influenced by and a friend of Otis Redding and James Brown, among others, Wayne Cochran was a convincing performer as one of the best white soul and R&B singers.
    Includes the first recorded version ever of These Arms Of Mine written by Otis Redding.
    Music historian Bill Dahl wrote the extensive liner notes.
    We have remastered the original recordings from the best available sources.

    Long before he was anointed as ‘The White Knight of Soul,’ Wayne Cochran made a stack of intriguing but rare early ‘60s 45s for various small Georgia concerns and later considerably larger labels spanning the gamut from hauling rockers to dramatic teen tragedy themes.

    They’ve occasionally been anthologized over the years, but never as comprehensively as on Bear Family’s ‘The Bigger The Pompadour… – His Complete Recordings From 1959- 1966 (2-CD),’ a 32-track extravaganza tracing Cochran’s recording career from its humble beginnings with The Coo to just before he fully exploded on the national scene with his explosive brand of horn-leavened blue-eyed soul.

    Naturally, Wayne’s immortal pre-J. Frank Wilson and The Cavaliers rendition of Last Kiss is here in several incarnations (he wrote it) along with its little-known sequel Last Kiss II. So is the equally foreboding Edge Of The Sea.

    But Cochran’s output also included plenty of swaggering rock and roll; all of those extreme rarities are on board too, even three extremely obscure instrumentals by his combo, The Rocking Capris.

    Towards the end of the set, as Wayne and his C.C. Riders blast through Harlem Shuffle, the Mercury version of Get Down With It, and his thundering original Goin’ Back To Miami, the fully developed Cochran emerges, his sky-high white coiffure remaining awe-inspiringly intact as his mighty C.C. Riders horns blast and his melismatic screams pierce the studio air.

    Cochran was a thoroughly electrifying live act, but this jam-packed collection demonstrates that his often-overlooked recording legacy was scorching too.

  • Various - Beware! Insects and Spiders! 28 Buzzin’ Blasters From The Vaults Of Horror

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    1-CD with 16-page booklet, 28 tracks. Total playing time approx. 65 min.

    Autumn. Halloween. Horror. Bear Family Records presents a CD compilation all about creepy-crawlies: ’Beware! Insects and Spiders’!
    With 28 recordings from 1937 to 1966 around ’the big creepy crawlies’ the horror comes alive!
    Spanning genres, we hear famous artists such as Lionel Hampton, Chubby Checker and Brook Benton as well as lesser-known tunes, some on CD for the first time.

    Some instrumentals, a song by Belgian singer Freddy Sunders and an early recording featuring Jimi Hendrix are among the many highlights.

    Stylistically, the spectrum ranges from country, surf rock, exotica and pop to rhythm ’n’ blues, jazz and swing and a main focus on rock ’n’ roll.

    The 16-page color booklet includes song annotations by Marc Mittelacher and many often rare photos and memorabilia!

    Insects and spiders – a Halloween theme

    Imagine ladybugs, butterflies or honeybees and Halloween doesn’t exactly come to mind. But have you ever looked at a praying mantis in close-up?

    At the latest then you will learn to be creeped out. Such images were used as models for classic horror movies, oversized insects and spiders became song themes, the fear of spiders, one of the primeval fears of mankind, comes to life here.

    Tarantula

    This handpicked, richly varied compilation presents a wide spectrum of genres of past times, classics, but also many rarities. About a third of the recordings are pure instrumentals, including – as a special highlight – an early recording by Curtis Knight & The Squires, whose lead guitarist was a young Jimi Hendrix!

    Guitar virtuoso Buddy Merrill opens the CD album, and from jazzman Lionel Hampton with his orchestra comes the oldest instrumental recording (1937). Extremely annoying flies are sung about by Hank Williams and Chubby Checker, with Martin Denny’s Tsetse Fly it turns exotic.

    The classic and cult film ’Tarantula’ has also left its ’footprint’ in the music world and is represented here by no less than four performers. Also a highlight: the piano version of the instrumental classic Bumble Boogie, played at breathtaking speed by the British Winifred Atwell!

    The CD comes with a 16-page color booklet containing producer Marc Mittelacher’s notes on each song as well as a wealth of illustrations!

  • Joy Benny - Little Red Book 10″LP (+ Bonus CD) (10``LP)

    25,00

    Upea 10″ albumi kera CD:n. Ilmestyy joulukuun eka. SAA VARATA!

    is a 10 track 10inch record that comes with a 29 track CD and as regular CD (6 panel ecopac as usual) !!!!

    Its the first release that will be out on Rockstar to celebrate 50 years of Rockstar Records in 2024. Due to legal issues it wont hit the USA.

    Limited to 500 copies and of course no reprints.

  • Various - Booze Party – The Rockers – 90 Years Since Prohibition Ended (CD)

    15,00

    90 Years Since Prohibition Ended, The Rockers, Booze Party is the response in hindsight to the National Prohibition Act, and the thirty songs challenge the preposterous law in verse.

    The National Prohibition Act, known informally as the Volstead Act aim was to make the selling of intoxicating liquids illegal, and the prohibition of consuming alcoholic beverages became law on 17th January 1920. The Anti-Saloon League’s Wayne Wheeler conceived and drafted the bill, which was named after Andrew Volstead, who was the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, who managed the legislation. The thirteen years of “dry times“ ended on 5th December1933. It must be said that the soda pop middle-class American years of Rock ‘n‘ Roll was limited in alcohol songs titles, therefore included are some hillbilly rockers to keep the music 100 percent proof! Additionally not all the songs have an alcohol related title and the booze reference is hidden in the lyric. The consequence of the Prohibition ruling was the Mob (gangsters) took control of the outlawed booze industry. This led to murder and mob rule for several years, and the outcome of the law is clearly explained in the opening song the F-B-I Story by Rudy Grayzell. The Three Aces and A Joker hold a Booze Party and in attendance are; The Champs who have a dash of Tequila Twist, Bo Davis rocks and rolls away his problems during Drownin’ All My Sorrows, The Wailers are drinking a Tall Cool One, Jay Chevalier finds Too Many Bubbles in his glass, and all hell breaks loose when Sonny Burgess opens the Thunderbird bottle. Drinking too much booze has given Millie Vernon Bloodshot Eyes, legendary drinker Carl Perkins is in a state of over-consumption known as Dixie Fried, and Billy Lee Riley knows that the alcohol induced high in the barroom means he is Trouble Bound. Across town, Tommy Law is having fun from his Cool Juice, Lee Finn is a little more sophisticated and sings Pour Me A Glass Of Wine, Clyde Stacy Honky is dancing on the Honky Tonk Hardwood Floor, Jimmy Patton hollers Yah I’m Movin which is a 100 percent proof ode to boozing and women, and The Premieres instrumental tune is about this juice known as Firewater. Country folk brewed Moonshine, which Whitey Pullen and Cecil Moore sing about with two different songs of the same title. The brew was also known as hooch and Jack Hold is brewing some in his Moonshine Still, meanwhile the law using the Revenuer Man attempt to close down the stills, and the album uses Bill Goodwin‘s version of the song to tell the tale. A visit to Australia allows Slim Dusty to bring the Rock ‘n‘ Roll hangover to closing time with his ode to drinking The Pub Rock. Our historic series Atomicat Records (ACCD145) 90 Years Since Prohibition Ended, The Rockers, Booze Party will be followed up by Koko Mojo Records (KM-CD-180) 90 Years Since Prohibition Ended, The R&B Rockers, Sloppy Drunk. The sleeve notes from the compilation/ re-issue producer and Dee Jay Mark Armstrong will provide information on the supporting band and were known the session information. The album is topped off with the best possible sound quality possible from our mastering team at our El Paso, Texas, Studio. The concept is lavishly decorated by design artist Alf Button’s Revenge, and the sleeve is made from top-quality eco-friendly cardboard specially designed to avoid the use of plastic and be environmentally friendly. Atomicat Records endeavors to use some lesser-known and for some, perhaps more obscure titles and adds something unexpected to every album. The album is ideal for Dee Jays to fill the dance floor with, and for home listening or while cruising around. You are listening to music from the past and preserving the future! Atomicat Records “often imitated, never duplicated.” All that remains is to say, “Crank up the volume and dig these musical gems.

    Dee Jay Mark Armstrong Bühl, Germany

  • Burnette Johnny - And the Rock ’N’ Roll Trio (Expanded Edition) (CD)

    13,00

    One of Rock & Roll/Rockabilly’s ’Holy Grail’ releases, the 10′ LP ’JOHNNY BURNETTE’S ROCK ’N ROLL TRIO’ was originally issued in the U.S. on the Coral label, in December 1956.

    It was a near-perfect body of work, on which the basic Trio of Johnny & Dorsey Burnette and Paul Burlison, were famously augmented by Nashville ’A’ Team guitarist Grady Martin, who played those memorable licks and solos.

    They’d also recorded sufficient material for a second album, ’Tear It Up’, built around its blistering title track, which belatedly appeared in the U.K. (although not the U.S.) in 1969.

    Between them, these two LPs presented the entire recorded legacy of The Rock ’n Roll Trio.

    This compilation comprises both albums plus further bonus tracks, recorded by Johnny and Dorsey either solo or as a duo, from sessions which stylistically retained the fire and drive of the Rock ’n Roll Trio.

  • Various - The Brit-Everlys’ Sound – ’Wish We Could Sing Like Phil & Don!’ (CD)

    13,00

    Within just months of THE EVERLY BROTHERS first hits, in 1957, their influence was already being felt.

    Duos, trios and groups were queueing up to try and sound like them, while their own releases were frequently covered by U.K. artists, some rather more successfully than others.

    This compilation presents three dozen valiant British attempts to capture The Everlys’ zeitgeist, and it’s a surprisingly enjoyable listening experience.

    Featured artists range from big names like Billy Fury, The Brook Brothers, The Allisons, etc., to the wholly obscure, e.g. Lee & Jay Elvin, The Bird Twins, The Day Brothers, etc..

    There’s a few hits here, including a couple of biggies, but many of these were 45s that fell just below the radar, didn’t quite make it, and are now collectors’ rarities.

    Of course, several of these sides are unfeasibly rare, and have never previously appeared on CD.

  • Pride Dickie - The Sheik Of Shake (CD)

    13,00

    Over the decades, more nonsense has been written about DICKIE PRIDE than almost any of Britain’s early Rock & Rollers.

    A much maligned and misunderstood character, due to the circumstances surrounding his tragically early death he has often been written off as a R&R failure.

    But by the common consensus of every one of his contemporaries, he was a seriously underrated singer and musician, by far the most talented member of manager Larry Parnes’ ’Stable Of Stars’.

    And had his inner demons and narcotic intake not undermined his fragile mental health, he may have lived long enough to make a comeback in a later musical era.

    His recorded legacy is brief, and admittedly patchy, although he charted with ’Primrose Lane’ in 1959.

    This compilation reissues everything that he recorded for U.K. Columbia between 1959-61, plus a couple of live, early ’59 appearances from Oh Boy!

  • Various - Rockin Rollin USA Volume 7 (CD)

    15,00

    The twenty-eight songs on the Pan American Recordings, Rockin’ Rollin’ USA 07 adventure are an insight into home-produced and buy-in records that were available in Canada. Throughout Mark and Henrique’s epic expedition you will hear a plethora of rockin’ music, and the motor is running as the excursion is underway with music from the years 1956 through to 1963 to bring pleasure to your ears. The regional labels in Woman Fever include; Aragon, Banff, Chateau, Delta, Rock-A-Tune, and Zirkon. The Pan American Recordings label endeavors to use some lesser-known and for some people, perhaps more obscure titles, and our philosophy is to compile songs of quality, with every album, its “killer and no filler” ideology! You are listening to music from the past with a remastered sound that will shake the speakers. Dee Jay Mark Armstrong Bühl, Germany

  • Duvall Huelyn - You Knock Me Out (CD)

    15,00

    Huelyn Duvall Garner, Parker County, Texas is a rural parish and there Huelyn Wayne Duvall entered the world on 18 August 1939. Duvall’s early life was devoted to sports, however, relocation to another rural Texas parish Huckabay, prevented his continuation of a sportsman’s life. He then turned his attention towards the music. In high school in 1956, Duval and his guitarist friend Lonnie Thompson along with Lonnie’s twin brother Johnnie (rhythm guitar, vocals), and Ralph Clark (bass), formed Huelyn Duvall and The Troublesome Three. Stephenville, Texas-bred Danny Wolfe who was a singer, songwriter, and producer entered the picture and became their manager and he set up a recording contract.
    The group disbanded at this point as it was clear that the deal was only for Duvall.

    The featured early years Huelyn Duvall sessions were held in Nashville, Hollywood, and Texas between 1957 and 1960, and in 1961 he married and the music business became a memory. The album after the classic songs which were released from 1957 to 1960 focuses on some of the fiery records he waxed with young contemporary rockabilly musicians. Returning to Music In 1985 after a lengthy hiatus Huelyn Duvall was lured over to Europe to perform, and the album features recording he made with two young rockabilly bands. In 2002, Duvall returned to the studio and began to record again he laid down reworking of his classic titles, unissued demos, and new songs.

    Featured on this album are carefully selected tunes from his 2003 session recorded in Sweden with Wildfire Willie and The Ramblers, there are six unissued songs from a session held in Berlin in 2003 with The Lighting Recordings Boys and The Mellow Men, and in 2017 in Berlin, he recorded with Long John and The Ballroom Kings a swing-reworking of Pucker Paint .

    The album closes with a vintage life performance from Huelyn Duvall and The Troublesome Three. The old saying in the music circles is “The original was better” most of these are originals by an original performer! Where available the session musicians and recording dates are indicated, and the album provides a story. The series is compiled by Dee Jay Mark Armstrong and topped off with the best possible sound quality from our mastering team at our El Paso, Texas, Studio.

    The top-quality eco-friendly cardboard sleeve is specially designed to avoid the use of plastic and be environmentally friendly. The album is lavishly decorated by design artist and working musician Urban Zotel. The thirty dance-floor-fillers are perfect for; Dee Jays, home listening, or cruising around. You are listening to music from the past and preserving the future! Atomicat Records “Often imitated, never duplicated.”All that remains is to say, “Crank up the volume and dig these musical gems.

  • Richard Cliff - Dynamite – The Brits Are Rocking Vol.10 (CD)

    18,00

    1 CD with 36 page booklet, 34 tracks. Total playing time approx. 78 min.

    Long overdue: a CD compilation featuring Cliff Richard’s early rockers in ’The Brits Are Rocking’ series on Bear Family Records®.
    Cliff Richard and The Shadows were the most successful rock ’n’ roll combo in Britain until … Beatlemania swept the country.
    This album presents 34 of his most rocking songs from 1958 to 1962, including Move It!, High Class Baby, Dynamite, Choppin’ ’n’ Changin’, and Livin’ Lovin’ Doll, as well as numerous cover versions of popular U.S. rock ’n’ roll hits.
    Extensive, enjoyable liner notes by expert on British beat and rock ’n’ roll, Ashley Wood, in the illustrated booklet with discographical details and many photos.
    Carefully remastered recordings from the best possible sources by one of the greats of pop history!

    Before the Fab Four released their recipe for mania in 1963, Britain’s top selling beat group was unquestionably Cliff Richard and The Shadows. Starting out as The Drifters, the group pushed Cliff into the spotlight and opened their recording account with Move It!- one of the best and most important British pop records of the 20th century.

    By the time the group released their follow-up single High Class Baby, Cliff had been voted the best newcomer in a readers pop poll and the New Musical Express was soon railing against ”The most crude exhibitionism ever seen on British TV” and asking ”Is Cliff too sexy?”.

    Before the following year was out, Cliff had toned down his 45 releases with Living Doll and Travellin’ Light but he still found time along the way to detonate a few explosive tracks and it is those up-tempo numbers such as Dynamite and Choppin’ ’n’ Changin’ that feature on the latest CD in Bear Family’s ‘The Brits Are Rocking’ series.

    There are no Summer Holidays, no Bachelor Boys, no Mistletoe and Wine and definitely no Living Dolls. Well, there is a Livin’ Lovin’ Doll but don’t panic, she’s mean and nasty and bopping at the hop. Let’s face it, Cliff, Hank, Bruce, Jet and Tony should have been in the ‘Rock ’n’ Roll Hall Of Fame’ decades ago. Here’s the proof….

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