Dr Boogie Presents Rarities From The Bob Hite Vaults - Various. CD. 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
(Label: Sub Rosa, Cat.No: SR271)
Amos Milburn - In The 50's - Let's Have A Party. CD. A first time CD collection of 1950s hits and rarities by one of the masters of R&B! These twenty nine tracks represent an almost forgotten giant, with a decade of solid hits to his name. He became one of the leading performers on the Central Avenue scene after some intermittent chart success in the late 40's. Among his best known songs was 'One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer' and in 1950 Milburn's 'Bad, Bad, Whiskey' reached the top of the R&B charts and began a string of drinking songs. Booklet features rare memorabilia and extensive liner notes.
(Label: Rev Ola Bandstand, Cat.No: CRBAND 27)
Piano Red - Diggin' The Boogie: 1950 - 1056. CD. Known as Piano Red due to his albino skin pigmentation and raucous playing style for most of his performing life, Willie Perryman was also known as Doctor Feelgood! This master of Rhthm and Blues was a huge hit in 50's America, scoring a high number of chart hits. They are featured here alongside a number of rarities from the era and six bonus live cuts from 1956. Thirty tracks in all, this is Piano Red's first CD apearance. Booklet comes with rare memorabilia and extensive liner notes.
(Label: Rev Ola Bandstand, Cat.No: CRBAND 28)
Keith Richards - Under Review. DVD. Hes the baddest of them all, the man with at least nine lives and the most Rock N Roll performer since the dawn of time and we love him for all of it. This DVD features a 2 hour documentary film which details the life and career of the one man who made it all seem possible. It includes rare and classic musical performances re-assessed by a panel of esteemed experts, exclusive interviews, obscure footage and seldom seen photographs. Also included is footage of and comment on Keiths pivotal influence, live and studio recordings of classics such as Satisfaction, Jumping Jack Flash, Brown Sugar, Tumbling Dice, Start Me Up and many others, plus bonus features. All Regions
(Label: Sexy Intellectual, Cat.No: SIDVD526)
British Blues Quintet - Live In Glasgow. CD. This album is the first release by a band made up of old friends brought together by the catalyst, Maggie Bell who for the past 12 months has been performing at gigs andfestivals throughout Europe as BBQ.Even though the group goes under the name of Bristish Blues Quintet, it’s more like 'Rhythm & Blues Quintet' and draws strongly on the band members backgrounds inrock and blues (Miller Anderson ex ‘Keef Hartley, Zoot Money,’ Colin Allenex ‘Stone The Crows’ and Colin Hodgkinson ex ‘Spencer Davis’)Recorded live at The Ferry, Glasgow 2007 as part of BBQ’s UK tour.
(Label: Angel Air, Cat.No: SJPCD203)
Rolling Stones - Love You Live. CD. Recorded live in Paris, France and Toronto, Canada in 1976-1977.Though not exactly in league with one of rock's all-time great live sets, 1969's ,'Get Yer Ya's Ya's Out', this still contains many highlights, such as the funky "Hot Stuff," the Richards-sung "Happy," several blues covers that kick off disc two ("Mannish Boy," Chuck Berry's "Around and Around," etc.) and an awesome, album-closing triple punch of "Brown Sugar," "Jumpin' Jack Flash," and "Sympathy for the Devil."Still cool after all these years.
(Label: Virgin Records, Cat.No: CDV2857)
R&B On Lakewood Boulevard - Various. CD. The Downey vaults excavation continues to bring straight-from-the-masters quality; following on from "Intoxica!" and "It Came Form The Suburbs / Garage", this fourth trip into their back catalogue this time produces some fine R&B, Blues and Doo Wop. Includes tracks by Jessie Hill, Chuck Higgins, T-Bone Walker Jnr, Little Johnny, The Debonaires, Ace Holder, Art Wheeler and many more. A healthy mixture of minor hits and unreleased tracks make up this twenty six compilation.
(Label: Ace Records, Cat.No: CDCHD 1165)
Main Ingredient - Spinning Around - The Singles 1967-1975. CD. One of soul music’s most esteemed vocal groups, between 1969 and 1975 they chalked up 14 US R&B / Soul chart hits but the group never made a consistant dent on the UK charts. Pioneers of the Quiet Storm R&B sound and a big fan of lush ballads, this twenty two track collection covers their first ten years on the RCA Victor label, including their first two releases as The Insiders. This productive period in their history covers the loss of their lead singer Donald McPherson to Leukaemia and the rise of his replacement Cuba Gooding Sr.
(Label: Kent Soul, Cat.No: CDKEND 274)
T-Bone Walker - Good Feelin'. CD. T-Bone Walker was one of the first musicians to play electric guitar on record, and was a major player at the dawn of the R&B era, charting with the classic "Call It Stormy Monday" in 1948 and building an enviable reputation as a master blues musician and singer over four decades until his death in 1974. Released in 1970, this album was recorded with a wealth of local session players and features Manu Dibango a a guest sax player. Highly regarded at the time of it's release, it won a Grammy under the category of Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording.
(Label: Shout!, Cat.No: SHOUT 37)
Grady Martin - Roughneck Blues 1949 - 1956. CD. First ever CD collection of the finest work of this Nashville sessioner legend, thirty two of his greatest riffs backing artists such as Little Jimmy Dickens, Johnny Burnette, Red Foley, Buddy Holly, Cecil Gant and many more. The man who played the memorable riff on Roy Orbison's "Oh Pretty Woman" and besides Chet Atkins, the only studio musician to have recorded with both Hank Williams and Elvis Presley, Martin was responsible for the early use of distortion on record thanks to a blown amp tube on Marty Robbins's 1960 hit "Don't Worry" that the producer decided to leave on. Martin was one of Nashville's original "A-Team" session players and he often credited as a the session leader by the appreciative producers, they knew they had someone really special.
(Label: Rev Ola Bandstand, Cat.No: )
That's Swift: Instrumentals From The Norman Petty Vaults - Various Artists. CD. Twenty four of the very best of the non-Fireballs rock instrumentals that Norman Petty cut in the early 1960s, and a rocking little disc it is too. A healthy mix of quasi surf, rock and R&B; most of the acts featured are from New Mexico and West Texas, and feature local guitar heroes like John Wagner (Five Counts) and Ysidro Garcia (Gliders). Features tracks by Rhythm Masters, The Cords, Impacts, Wes Dakus' Rebels, The Impact V and many more. The packed booklet goes into depth about these recordings, the bands that cut them, and Petty’s world-renowned production techniques. Utterly essential for all instrumental and Norman Petty fans alike.
(Label: Ace Records, Cat.No: CDCHD 1158)
Cake - More Of Cake. CD. Classic girl group- isms mixed with Baroque Pop, Wyrd Folk, Psychpop and club R&B, all with a wonderful good humour… Fans of the esoteric might care to know that Kevin Ayers' song "Eleanor's Cake Which Ate Her" is about the group...that they sang backing vocals on Electric Ladyland and the first Soft Machine album...and that Eleanor herself sang 'I Got You Babe' with Tiny Tim (backed by The Band) in the cult movie "You Are What You Eat". Collected here are the groups two late 60's albums, both making their debut on CD. Remastered sound and a booklet that features phtos from the era and liner notes by Tiny Tim biographer Chris Campion.
(Label: Cherry Red, Cat.No: CRREV222)
Dinah Washington - Birdland Broadcasts 1951 - 1952. CD. Whereas, it was then common practice for white artists to cover black R&B hits for mainstream chart consumption at the sstart of the 50's, Dinah Washington regularly reversed the situation. Long before Ray Charles got on the case, Dinah was covering C&W hits by the likes of Hank Williams (Cold Cold Heart). Elsewhere, it could be Top 10 mindworms by KayStarr (Wheel Of Fortune) and Guy Mitchell (My Heart Cries For You). Twenty six tracks, remastered.
(Label: Giant Step Records, Cat.No: GSCR 024)
Marvin Gaye - Best Of Live!. Dble CD. Backed by a seventeen member backing band, this set recorded at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival in 1980 is a treat. Performed shortly before his commercial comeback single "Sexual Healing", this is a setlist dominated by his 70's soul period, although there are still moments of his earlier Motown persona to please all of his fans. Seventeen tracks, including: "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)", "Got To Give it up" and "Let's Get It On" and "Distant Lover",
(Label: Music Club, Cat.No: MCCD626)