Strapps - Live At The Rainbow 1977. CD. (Label: Angel Air, Cat.No: SJPCD253)
Mick Underwood started life playing with Ritchie Blackmore when both were in their teens. After a briefspell in The Herd he joined Episode Six (to play alongside Ian Gillan) then formed Quatermass leading him to form in 1974 Strapps.- a unique rockband.Sadly the band split in 1979 after releasing some 4albums and recording a packed out concert at TheRainbow which has never before been released with themasters having been kept in Mick’s tape archives all theseyearsMick joined Gillan after the demise of Strapps andachieved worldwide success as part of that group. Had hecontinued Strapps, with NWOBHM arriving a couple of years later they would have undoubtedly gone on to greater thingsInformative sleeve notes by Jerry Bloom Editor More Black Than Purple.Rare unseen band photos from Mick Underwood Due In: 14/01/2008
Eric Bell - Irish Boy. CD. (Label: Angel Air, Cat.No: SJPCD255)
Eric Bell is forever linked to This Lizzy and the "Decca Years" where he brokethe mould with his arrangement of "Whisky InThe Jar".Today Eric spends most of his time playinglive in UK and Ireland exploring the blues'Irish Boy' was recorded in 1998 and neverbefore released in the UK with its hauntingmelodies and gripping Blues/Rock..Amaster at work. Due In: 14/01/2008
Davy Graham - Broken Biscuits. CD. (Label: Kudos, Cat.No: LC005)
Recorded over the past two years, his 2007 "Broken Biscuits" offers 16 tracks, and features 9 new Graham compositions alongside arrangements of traditional music from all over the world. It represents Graham's first substantial recorded work since 1979's "Dance For Two People."
Screw - Banks Of The River / Devil's Hour (10inch + CD With Psychede. 10". (Label: , Cat.No: )
Screw were an amazing UK 60s psychedelic blues quintet from south London whose chief claim to fame was their support spot at the Rolling Stones Hyde Park concert in July 1969. The group released no records during their brief heyday (1967-70) but Shagrat Records has unearthed the bands only two extant recordings along with a Screw related outtake "Psychedelic Harps". The two tracks on the 10" were recorded in May 1969 under the supervision of Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason whilst the CD features a twin psychedelic mouth harp jam that was part of Screw's set. With nods towards Captain Beefheart, the Misunderstood and Free, the band featured Chris Turner (harmonica), Al Kinnear (guitar), Nick Brotherwood (drums), Stan Scrivener (bass) and Pete Hossell (vocals), and they played many gigs at the time including the Roundhouse, Eel Pie Island and the London Guildhall. A genuine lost band offering two killer, dirty acid blues tracks that will appeal to fans of late 60s UK freak rock ! Only 500 limited copies made with a detailed historical insert by Nigel Cross - who saw the band in the late 60s and also unearthed this piece of rock history! We recommended you pre-order to secure a copy.
Pyg was formed in 1971, as a super group, by former Tigers vocalist Kenji ‘Julie’ Sawada. Made up of Sawada and former Tigers drummer Hiroshi Oguchi, plus ex-members of Group Sounds bands The Spiders and The Tempters
Dirty Blues Band - Dirty Blues Band / Stone Dirt. CD. (Label: B.G.O. Records, Cat.No: BGOCD784)
Featuring former Misunderstood steel guitarist Glenn Ross Campbell and the vocals of 19 year old harp genius Rod Piazza (later of Bacon Fat and the Mighty Flyers) the Dirty Blues Band played hard and heavy guitar and harmonica blues. These two album are a mean and dirty production of rambling guitars and screaming vocals. Hard blues the way it should sound from an underrated group of American individuals.
This is the first volume of a collection devoted to rare and lost recordings from '20 to '60's. These rare pieces are taken from founding member and singer of Canned Heat Bob Hite's fabulous collection of 78rpm records. A historical collection that helped, in its own way, save from oblivion the rural bluesmen who dropped out of the scene decades ago. Compiled by the famous DJ Dr Boogie with the help of Canned Heat drummer Fito De La Parra. Track listing: CD 01- PETE JOHNSON : DEATH RAY BOOGIE 1941 02 - GOOGIE RENE : WIGGLE TAIL 1958 03 - CHUCK HIGGINS : THE ITCH 1956 04 - JOHNNY OTIS : YOU GOT ME CRYIN 1955 05 - BILL HALEY : BIRTH OF THE BOOGIE 1955 06 - CLARENCE BROWN : TAKING MY CHANCES 1951 07 - OTIS RUSH : JUMP SISTER BESSIE 1957 08 - ETTA JAMES : GOOD ROCKING DADDY 1955 09 - MAD MEL SEBASTIAN : PACHUCA HOP 1950 10 - EDDIE HOPE : FOOL NO MORE 1956 11 - THE HOT SHOTS : BLUE NIGHTS 1954 12 - EARL KING : EATING AND SLEEPING 1954 13 - EDDIE HOPE : LOST CHILD 1958 14 - ELMORE JAMES : SOME KINDA FEELING 1953 15 - ELMORE JAMES : PLEASE FIND MY BABY 1953 16 - ELMORE JAMES : COUNTRY BOOGIE 1953 17 - ELMORE JAMES : SHE JUST WON T DO RIGHT 1953 18 - ELMORE JAMES : BABY WHAT S WRONG 1953 19 - ELMORE JAMES : SINFUL WOMAN 1953Due In: 12/11/2007
Brnad new album from the legendary British cult rock group. This is the long anticipated follow up to Growers Of Mushrooms, one of the most sought after 70's treasures. The new line up is made up of: Peter French, Luke Rayner, Ed Pearson and Jimmy Rowland. This high octane release touches on Hendrix, Free, Cream, and Zeppelin to fine effect.
Vol. 5 in series as recorded and broadcasted by BEATCLUB program in 1971/72. Tracklist: CURVED AIR - It Happened Today SOFT MACHINE - Composition Based On Three Tunes CURVED AIR - Vivaldi YES - I've Seen All Good People MAN - Daughter Of The Fireplace POPOL VUH - Bettina MAN - Will The Christians Wait Five Minutes ? The Lions Are Having A Draw SANTANA - Jungle Strut YES - Yours Is No Disgrace RORY GALLAGHER - Laundromat THE BYRDS - Chestnut Mare RORY GALLAGHER - Sinner Boy KRAFTWERK - Ruckstoss Gondoliere THE BYRDS - Black Mountain Rag THE BYRDS - So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star THE BYRDS - Eight Miles High
Vol. 6 in the series Progressive Times recorded and broadcasted for german TV through BETACLUB program in 1971 & 1972. Digipack DVD. Tracklist: LUCIFER'S FRIEND - Ride The Sky WARHORSE - Ritual FRUMPY - Take Care Of Illusion FLEETWOOD MAC - Dragonfly MOUNTAIN - Don't Look Around MICK ABRAHAM'S BAND - Not To Rearrange MICK ABRAHAM'S BAND - Greyhound Bus CARAVAN - Golf Girl GREASE BAND - Let It Be Gone ET CETERA - Raga, Lady Blue, Thursday Morning Sunrise JAMES GANG - Walk Away EMERGENCY - Times Passed By CAN - Paperhouse BEGGARS OPERA - Raymond's Road BIRTH CONTROL - Give Me Shelter CANNED HEAT - A Long Way From L.A. IF - Forgotten Roads FAMILY - Holding The Compass
Vol. 7 in the series PROGRESSIVE TIMES as recorded and broadcasted for German TV through BEATCLUB program in 1971 & 1972. Digipack DVD. Tracklist: DEEP PURPLE - Highway Star CURVED AIR - Back Street Luv CANNED HEAT - Big City DEEP PURPLE - No, No, No T. REX - Jeepster T. REX - Life's A Gas RICHIE HAVENS - Here Comes The Sun KLAUS DOLDINGERS PASSPORT - Uranus ALICE COOPER - Under my wheels PROCOL HARUM - In The Wee Small Hours Of Sixpence THE MOVE - Down On The Bay HARDIN & YORK - Like A Rolling Stone THE SLADE - Coz I Luv You RORY GALLAGHER - Used To Be STONE THE CROWS - Going Down SANTANA - Black Magic Woman ALEXIS KORNER & FRIENDS - Oh Lord, Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me RORY GALLAGHER - In Your Town POCO - C'mon (Come On) EPITAPH - Early Morning
Vol. 8 in series PROGRESSIVE TIMES as recorded and broadcasted for German TV through BEAT CLUB program in 1972. Digipack DVD. Tracklist: LIVIN' BLUES - Livin' Blues Boogie NAZARETH - Morning Dew ATOMIC ROOSTER - Break Through GURU GURU - Oxymoron MC 5 - Kick Out The Jams THE JEFF BECK GROUP - Definitely Maybe STEPHEN STILL'S MANASSAS - It Doesn't Matter STEPHEN STILL'S MANASSAS - Hide It So Deep STEPHEN STILL'S MANASSAS - Rock & Roll Crazies, Cuban Bluegrass STEPHEN STILL'S MANASSAS - Jet Set STEPHEN STILL'S MANASSAS - Jam PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC - Are You Ready THE KINKS - Muswell Hillbillies GRATEFUL DEAD - One More Saturday Night THE DOORS - Tightrope Ride CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND - I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby FRUMPY - Going To The Country THREE DOG NIGHT - Try A Little Tenderness ALICE COOPER - Public Animal No. 9 ALICE COOPER - I'm Eighteen STONE THE CROWS - Livin' In The Palace Of The King STONE THE CROWS - Good Time Girl
The late Cyril Davies was the UK’s first and most accomplished disciple of Chicago blues. Cyril’s groundbreaking partnership with Alexis Korner laid the foundations for the UK 60’s Blues/R&B boom. This is a unique anthology comprising virtually every track that Cyril is known to have played and/or sang on between 1954-64.This is all seriously collectable material and much of Disc 1 has never previously been reissued, much less has it ever appeared on CD. Containing a total of 50 tracks, this is a comprehensive anthology.
Though Edgar and Johnny collaborated on many of each other’s recordings, this album was their first joint effort. First released in 1976 on CBS, ‘Together’ features regular sidesmen Rick Derringer and the late Dan Hartman. Digitally remastered and slipcased. Includes perhaps the longest medley known to man: "Slippin’ And Slidin’/JailhouseRock/Tutti Frutti/Sick And Tired/I’m Ready/Reelin’ And Rockin’/Blue Suede Shoes/Jenny Take A Ride/Good Golly Miss Molly. "