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Hart Beth & Bonamassa Joe - Don`t Explain (2LP, Transparent) (LP)€29,90
”Fans of guitar master Joe Bonamassa will be delighted that 2011 was such a prolific year in his career. First came the fine, rootsy Dust Bowl, then 2, the second chapter in his Black Country Communion project’s catalog. Don’t Explain, a collection of soul, blues, and jazz-oriented covers in collaboration with vocal firebrand Beth Hart marks his third entry this year. The ten-song set of blues and soul is a logical extension of her vocal contribution to ”No Love on the Street” from Dust Bowl. Opening is a thoroughly raucous contemporary blues reading of Ray Charles’ ”Sinner’s Prayer,” followed by a quirky version of Tom Waits’ ”Chocolate Jesus,” and an unusual cover of contemporary jazz-pop singer/songwriter Melody Gardot’s ”You Heart Is as Black as Night.” On this cut, a string orchestra adds a touch of perversity; it offers the impression of a femme fatale singing a Brecht-Weill number in a smoky cabaret in front of a moody string orchestra, buoyed by a brooding electric blues quintet. ”For My Friends,” a Bill Withers’ tune, is a big, nasty, jagged blues number that keeps the funky groove intact. The title track, a number closely associated with Billie Holiday, falls flat. Hart tries too hard to employ Holiday’s phrasing, the string orchestrations are overblown, and Bonamassa’s crew is too reverent. This formula also mars the remake of Aretha Franklin’s ”Ain’t No Way” that closes the set. Far better are readings of Etta James’ signatories ”I’d Rather Go Blind,” and ”Something’s Got a Hold on Me.” Hart’s emotive, throaty delivery is perfectly suited to both songs, and she resists trying to ape James’ phrasing. Since they follow one another directly, the musical difference between them also showcase’s Hart’s diverse abilities. The former is a soul burner, the latter a gospel blues. Bonamassa and band accent her every phrase with requisite rowdiness, sting, and grit. The pair’s only vocal collaboration is a burning read of Delaney & Bonnie’s ”Well, Well.” With Anton Fig’s breaks and rim shots underscoring Arlan Scheirbaum’s electric piano fills, Bonamassa’s burning leads, the chunky, rhythmic foundation from guitarist Blondie Chaplin, and Carmine Rojas’ bassline, Hart and the lead guitarist trade whip-smart call and response vocals with enough raw country-soul to bring the song to a new audience. While not a perfect recording, Don’t Explain is a good one, whose strengths are numerous enough to warrant a second go round”
Hart Beth & Bonamassa Joe - Seesaw 2LP (Ltd, clear) (LP)€29,90
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Beth and Joe have done it again. This effervescent follow up album to the exquisite Don’t Explain is again stellar, yet more upbeat, high energy, soulful and rockin. No sophomore slump here. Beth & Joe have hit their stride and perhaps are even more in tune with working together on the second go around.A classy choice of songs have been selected, previously recorded by Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Donnie Hathaway, Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miles, Tina Turner, Slackwax, Melody Gardot, and Nina Simone. From big band sounds, to sultry ballads, to balls out growl and howl, to French inspired with Arlan Schierbaum on accordion. Somehow the diversity of the songs are tied together to make a cohesive whole. Anton Fig gives a powerhouse performance on drums with the rest of the excellent band Blondie Chaplin and Carmine Rojas rounding everything out.Vintage songs and in a sense vintage recording as well. Producer Kevin Shirley’s method of recording live in the studio with the entire band playing together is the antithesis of so much of today’s manipulated and computerized music. This band is interacting with each other and having FUN – and you can hear it in the music! Later in the process the horns by Lee Thornburg and Ron Dziubla are added as well as the strings by Jeff Bova which just takes everything to yet another level.Beth Hart not only has an effing astounding voice, but the ability to truly connect with the material and make it her own, then communicate the emotion behind it. Joe Bonamassa augments the songs and compliments Beth’s vocals perfectly with tasteful guitar work that is restrained in places and in some places he really lets loose. He shines on the solo at the end of I Love You More than You’ll Ever Know with bluesy, soulful work.Stunning record. Brilliantly done. Guaranteed to brighten your day. One of the best albums of the year. A big sassy bitch of an album!
Hillbilly Moon Explosion - All Grown Up (Ltd Colour, Gatefold) (LP)€29,90
Nyt Amerikan julkaisuna.
The magnificent third studio album from Swedish rockabilly collective has come to rock the socks off U.S. audiences!
Originally released in 2007, this album, as the title suggests, shows the band maturing in both their songwriting and arranging talents, offering a diverse palette of blues, ska, jazz and early rock stylings! Will be available on CD in a digipak as well as on a limited edition PURPLE SPLATTER vinyl in gatefold jacket!
Presley Elvis - Elvis Files Magazine Issue 36 (Lehdet)€15,00
Marraskuu 2021. Hieno / mahtava / ehdoton lehti, jokaiselle Elvis fanille!
This Elvis Files magazine Volume 36 contains articles about the spring of 1962, Nashville, March 8, 1961. 1975 Homecoming gig in Memphis.. and lot of more.
Stray Cats - Live At Rockpalast 3LP Boxset (RSD, Coloured) (LP)
• 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
• TRI-FOLD SLEEVE
• 4 PAGE BOOKLET
• 2 LEGENDARY CONCERTS OF THESE ROCKA-BILLY LEGENDS ON 3 SLABS OF VINYL!
• LIMITED EDITION OF 4000 INDIVIDUALLY
NUMBERED COPIES ON SILVER COLOURED
The Stray Cats were born of the punk era, but it was evident from
their love of pure rock & roll that rockabilly would be their driving
force. Guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer, Lee “Rocker” Drucker on
standup bass and Jim “Slim Jim Phanton” McDonald on drums
took their revivalist style to England from their native Long Island
and slowly set the world on fire.
Live At Rockpalast are recordings of two German live shows. The
album starts with their 1983 set from Loreley Open Air, which
was recorded just before the release of their third album Rant N’
Rave. The second set was recorded a few years before, in 1981
in Cologne. This release lets you hear exactly how the Stray Cats
established their reputation as a great live band.
The 3LP-set Live At Rockpalast is available as a Black Friday
Exclusive limited edition of 4000 individually numbered copies on
silver coloured vinyl.
Lab Ratz - Escape From The Lab (CD)€15,00
An amazing second album from the canadian Psychobillies! Highly recommended!
Oops they did it again! Those Ratz escaped from their lab and released this new 13 tracks album. Scientific experiments, mental disorders, nuclear disasters and wicked nurses constitute their universe.
The band has a new guitarist, Mick formerly from the Men In Gray Suits, and a new drummer, Pat, the original drummer of the Gutter Demons. So put on your stompin’ shoes and be prepared to dance to the highly contagious Psychobilly of the Lab Ratz!
Guana Batz - Original Albums Plus Peel Sessions Collection (4CD Clamshell Box Set) (CD)€25,00
• The band’s first four classic psychobilly albums
• Plus four extremely rare radio sessions (16 tracks) recorded for legendary BBC DJ John Peel
• 63 tracks on 4CDs
• Excellent value clamshell box set + mini LP reproduction wallet sleeves.
• Psychobilly pioneers’ key catalogue gathered together on one set for the first time!
Klub Foot pioneers and rockabilly mainliners, Guana Batz have been one of THE cornerstone groups of the explosive psychobilly scene for over thirty years. Led by the irrepressible Pip Hancox, the band continues to perform today in Europe (with particularly strong fanbases in Germany and Netherlands) and in the United States.
This catalogue has always sold strongly in individual editions, and is presented here collectively for the first time, along with the very rare radio session recordings.
Essential catalogue for the psychobilly fanatic. The scene continues to mutate, grow and find new life around the globe. Beyond its European hardcore, it is currently enjoying great interest in South America (Brazil in particular) and in Russia, for example.
Various - Gunsmoke – Vol. 7 / Dark Tales Of Western Noir From A Ghost Town Jukebox (10``LP)€20,00
Seventh volume in a limited edition series on Stag-O-Lee.
Limited to 666 copies and packaged in a nice 10” sleeve with center hole.
This is a collection of oddball country weepers, moody rockabilly, widescreen country &
western and popcorn noir from the 1950’s and early 60’s.
So turn out the lights, sit back and relax to the soundtrack from a jukebox in a ghost
For best results: listen to after dark!
Head Cat - Fool`s Paradise (Silver Vinyl) (LP)€29,90
Uusintapainos! Few musicians are as synonymous with heavy metal as Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister. But long time fans know that ol’ Lemmy has tackled other styles over the years, including British Invasion pop (as part of the Rockin’ Vicars) and space rock (as part of Hawkwind). Additionally, Lemmy has covered a few country and/or rockabilly tunes over the years, including a metallic version of Stand By Your Man,” Carl Perkins’ ”Matchbox,” and Johnny Cash’s ”Big River.” So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that in the early 21st century, Lemmy launched a rockabilly side project, the Head Cat. Taking a break from his beloved Rickenbacker bass, Lemmy handles vocals (which resemble little of the throaty growl of his Motorhead work), acoustic guitar, and harmonica duties, and is joined by ex-Stray Cats drummer Slim Jim Phantom and lead guitarist/bassist/keyboardist Danny B. Harvey. As evidenced by their 2006 debut, Fool’s Paradise, the trio is one rockin’ good time — a much needed antidote to the computer/software enhanced state of popular music. Expectedly, this isn’t going to melt your speakers upon first listen like Ace of Spades did all those years ago. That said, it’s certainly a worthwhile listen for die-hard fans to hear Lemmy tackle covers of some of his favorite standards — ”Not Fade Away,” ”Well All Right,” as well as the two aforementioned tracks, ”Big River” and ”Matchbox.””
Presley Elvis - Elvis Files Magazine Issue 35 (Lehdet)€15,00
Elokuu 2021. Hieno / mahtava / ehdoton lehti, jokaiselle Elvis fanille!
This Elvis Files magazine Volume 35 contains articles about the summer of 1962, the recording period of the film It Happened At The Worlds Fair. Also from the period 1956 and stories of Elvis’ band members from the period 1970. Further attention for Elvis in 1958 in Waco, Texas.
Presley Elvis - Promised Land (Ltd, White marbled) (LP)€25,00
• 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL
• FEATURING THE SINGLES “IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP” & “PROMISED LAND”
• LIMITED EDITION OF 2500 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED COPIES ON TRANSPARENT & WHITE MARBLED VINYL
Promised Land is the twenty-first studio album by world famous American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released on January 8, 1975, Elvis’ 40th birthday. It reached number 47 on the Billboard Top 200 and number one on the Billboard Top Country chart. The album spawned two hit singles: “If You Talk in Your Sleep” and title track “Promised Land”, the latter of which was also used for the 1997 sci-fi comedy film Men in Black. Promised Land remains a timeless classic by the King of Rock and Roll.
Available now as a limited edition of 2500 individually numbered copies on transparent & white marbled vinyl.
Sharks - Songs From The Sarcophagus 10″EP (Ltd, Coloured) (10``LP)€20,00
A Tribute To Screaming Lord Sutch.
This is a new 10 inch version in beautiful coloured vinyl of a long since sold out 7″ EP by The Sharks. Here they perform 4 Lord Sutch numbers and there’s even a 30 second bonus surprise at the end (which wasn’t on the original 7″).
Smith "Harmonica" George - …Of The Blues (CD)€18,00
George’s 1969 album recorded for Bluesway Records and first time on CD The album features harpist Rod Piazza Smith had joined Muddy Waters’ band in 1954 and also worked with Otis Rush in that period. He toured with luminaries such as Little Willie John and Champion Jack Dupree, and also recorded for various labels Sadly, Smith died at the young age of 59 in 1983
Digitally remastered and slipcased
Setzer Brian - Rockabilly Riot Vol 1-A Tribute To SUN Records 2LP (Red) (LP)€33,00
Uusintapainos 2005 julkaistusta albumista. NYT RED HOT Vinyl!
The album focuses on songs produced and recorded between 1954 and 1957 and pays homage to some of the biggest names of the era including Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley, as well as shining a light on the likes of Kenny Parchman (”Tennessee Zip,” ”Get It Off Your Mind”), Carl Mann (”Mona Lisa”) and Ray Harris (”Lonely Wolf”). For Tommy Blake’s ”Flatfoot Sam,” Setzer called in The Jordanaires on backing vocals, who also appear on covers of Ernie Barton (”Stairway to Nowhere,”) and Charlie Rich (”Lonely Weekends”). Setzer also brought in Jumpin’ Gene Simmons to help finish off ”Peroxide Blonde In A Hopped-Up Model Ford.”
Various - Rhythm & Blues Houseparty Vol 2 EP (7 single/EP)€10,00
Limited Edition EP Series Rhythm and Blues Houseparty 2
The second EP in the House Party series Rhythm & Blues House Party Volume 2 (KM-EP-112) focuses upon the lost in midst of time Chuck Norris His Guitar and Friends. Norris was a phenomenal Guitar wizard and indemand session musician whose stylish guitar playing brings every recording to life. Norris provides one vocal performance and works behind Little Willie Littlefield, Rollee McGill, and Pearl Traylor as Chuck Thomas and His All Stars. The EP is compiled by well-known Dee Jay Mark Armstrong, who has been Dee Jaying since his early teen years. Our EP’s have; sleeve notes, and the songs mastered for the best possible sound available. The EP is housed in an attractively designed heavy duty cardboard sleeve which has a stunning 1950’s design.
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’.
New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers - Vol. 2 (CD)€20,00
Charlie Musselwhite, Jimbo Mathus, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jim Dickinson, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson are the New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers
The New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers return with ’Volume 2’ from the famous sessions that produced last year’s Top 20 Billboard and Top 10 Living Blues album Volume 1. ’NMJRFR, Volume 1 lays out a musical feast at which we relish every course. By the end, we want more, of course.’ Henry I. Carrigan Jr. For Living Blues ’In true rock-and-roll tradition, NMJRFRs were born in the back of a tour bus, and they’re everything their name implies: Raucous, rattly, raw, and magnificently loose… a group of road-tested wanderers turned loose for a rip on what they dubbed a potluck session.’ Grant Britt for No Depression This album crosses the generations of new Blues-Rockers and Classic Blues Statesmen. It is a testament to the great experience and talent of these esteemed performers that they could casually conjure a recording of this quality out of the ether in a casual jam session – sounding as if you are right there in the room with them with between-song banter and commentary, the classic structures of the Blues, being pulled together and teased apart by some of the most award-decorated members of the Blues Elite.
Howlin´ Wolf - Moanin` In The Moonlight + 4 bonus (180 gram) + CD (w/15 bonus tracks) (CD, LP)€22,00
Yksi kovimmista albumeista!
1959s Moanin’ in the Moonlight was Howlin’ Wolf’s first long-playing album for the Chicago-based Chess label. It was a compilation of previously released singles spanning an eight year period (from 1951-1958), beginning with his first single1951s How Many More Years b/w Moanin At Midnightwhich immediately shot to the top of the R&B charts, all the way through to 1958s Moanin for My Baby. During the 1950s, the Wolf had two more top 10 hits, Smokestack Lightnin (perhaps his single most influential song) and I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline), also featured here.