This documentary gives Elvis fans unprecedented access into the years when the singer worked and lived in Las Vegas. Packed with intimate home movie footage, the documentary aims to shed some light on a period in Elvis's career more often mocked than seriously examined.PAL region 0 DVD.
The fifth volume of this popular series, first started in 1992. This thirty track collection features the best American pop hits that also topped the British charts between 1956-62. Tracklisting: 1.Good Timin’ - JIMMY JONES, 2.Walk Right Back - THE EVERLY BROTHERS, 3.Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - JIMMIE RODGERS, 4.Born To Be With You - THE CHORDETTES, 5.Next Door To An Angel - NEIL SEDAKA, 6.If A Man Answers - BOBBY DARIN, 7.You Always Hurt The One You Love - CLARENCE "FROGMAN" HENRY, 8.Another Sleepless Night - JIMMY CLANTON, 9.Be My Guest - FATS DOMINO, 10.Baby It’s You - THE SHIRELLES, 11.Heartaches By The Number - GUY MITCHELL, 12.Sea Of Heartbreak - DON GIBSON, 13.Everybody Loves A Lover - DORIS DAY, 14.It Keeps Right On A - Hurtin’ - JOHNNY TILLOTSON, 15.Burning Bridges - JACK SCOTT, 16.Dream Baby - ROY ORBISON, 17.Got A Girl - THE FOUR PREPS, 18.Language Of Love - JOHN D LOUDERMILK, 19.Banana Boat Song - THE TARRIERS, 20.Kewpie Doll - PERRY COMO, 21.Cradle Of Love - JOHNNY PRESTON, 22.Run To Him - BOBBY VEE, 23.Moonlight Gambler - FRANKIE LAINE, 24.Lucky Lips - Ruth Brown, 25.Poison Ivy - THE COASTERS, 26.Little Boy Sad - JOHNNY BURNETTE, 27.High School Confidential - JERRY LEE LEWIS, 28.When My Little Girl Is Smiling - THE DRIFTERS, 29.C’mon Everybody - EDDIE COCHRAN and 30.Look For A Star - GARRY MILLS.
Piano Red - Diggin' The Boogie: 1950 - 1056. CD. (Label: Rev Ola Bandstand, Cat.No: CRBAND 28)
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.
20 Scary Rockin Tunes out from the Past to keep you awake at Night.Limited Edition of 500 worldwide and pressed on slimy green vinyl. A SIDE1.The Ran-dells - Martian Hop2.Buddy Clinton - Take Me To Your Ladder 3.The Creatures - Take Us To Your President 4.Glen Mooney - Beep Alonia 5.Floyd Robinson - My Little Martian6.David Seville - Witch Doctor 7.The Zanies - The Blob 8.Betty Johnson - The Little Blue Man 9.Ziggy Gee - Igor's Chant10.Wes Bryan - Tiny Spaceman. B. SIDE 1.Sheb Wooley - Santa And The Purple People Eater 2.Bo Diddley - Bo Meets The Monster3.Sonny Day - Creature From Outer Space 4.John Zacherle - Dinner with Drac5.Bill Doggett - Monster Party 6.Lee George - Little Moon Men 7.Jimmie Haskell - We Get Messages 8.Dick Robinson - The Boppin' Martian 9.Bobby Please - The Monster 10.Tyrone A. Saurus & The Cromagnons - Monster Twist
Grady Martin - Roughneck Blues 1949 - 1956. CD. (Label: Rev Ola Bandstand, Cat.No: )
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.
Famous for his vocals on the (uncredited) Ike Turners Kings Of Rhythm classic track "Rocket 88", sax player Jackie Brenston featured on numerous other rock n roll stompers released on various late 50's labels. These twenty four remastered tracks are compiled for the first time on CD.
Four Freshmen - Graduation Day. CD. (Label: El, Cat.No: ACMEM122CD)
The greatest vocal group of all time. one whose influence on both contemporary jazz and rock is impossible to overestimate. It is easy to hear the Beach Boys (and any of the sixties vocal groups) in any one of these recordings. Twenty two tracks compilation featuring: "For All We Know", "I Remember You", "Someone Like You" and "Jo Ann."
Barney Kessel - Blues For A Playboy. CD. (Label: Five Four, Cat.No: FIVEFOUR25)
Rated as the best by John Lennon, Phil Spector, Pete Townshend and Jimi Hendrix, American guitarist Barney Kessel brought much needed innovation to jazz in the midfifties and quality to the exploding sixties pop scene. His CV is supidly rich with hits, having played on Pet Sounds, "You've Lost That Loving Feeling", "I Got You Babe" and "Daydream Believer." This is a twenty track collection of recordings made in the early - mid '50s when he was a bandleader which show of his highly dextrous skills with his trusty piece of wood. As a bonus, the final four tracks are Barney playing the supporting role to greats such as Art Tatum, Billie Holiday, Lester Young and Anita O'Day.
A surprise return for this series whose last release was in 2002, this is the eleventh edition of this popular compilation series. Here are thirty more golden numbers (hits and rarities) from the 50s and 60s, including tracks by: The Strollers, Ruth Brown, Bobby Lewis, The Drifters, Dion, Charlie Grace and many more.
Link only made two studio albums in the 80's, this is a collection of the strongest material from these releases (Apache and The Wild Side Of The City Streets). All twenty of the tracks, recorded at London's Pathway studio on 8-track analogue equpment have been remixed by Rob Keyloch, beefing up the sound and bringing out the power of his guitar playing.
Smiley Lewis - Mama Don't Like It! 1950 - 56. CD. (Label: Rev Ola Bandstand, Cat.No: CRBAND 24)
On the same label at the same time as Fats Domino, Smiley Lewis is perhaps the best / most unappreciated rhythm and blues singer of the era. From day one the man had hit 45s on Imperial Records, occasionally backed by such highly regarded players as Huey Smith, saxists Lee Allen, Clarence Hall, and Herb Hardesty. His best known track must be the blistering "Shame, Shame, Shame" which featured on the soundtrack to the controversial Hollywood film Baby Doll. Thirty three tracks, all remastered and packaged with rare memorabilia and detailed notes. Some of the best 1950's New Orleans rockin' R&B around.
Roy Hamilton - Warm Soul Plus. CD. (Label: Poker, Cat.No: DECKCD104)
Well-known for the many pop/ gospel/R&B hits that he recorded for Epic in the 50s/60s, this is his first album for MGM in 1963 "Warm Soul" after the hits had dried up but his fan base feel is his recording peak. Also included as a bonus are the seven MGM singles that were originally released from 1963 - 1965. Warm Soul is re-issued here for the first time and is in part, a showcase of many fine MOR ballads which are complemented in turn by some gorgeous gospel and soul recordings.
Brian Hyland - Country Meets Folk / Here's To Our Love. CD. (Label: B.G.O. Records, Cat.No: BGOCD759)
First time on CD for these early 60’s albums from Brian Hyland, digitally remastered and slipcased. Backed by a small combo of 12-string guitar, bass, and banjo, Country Meets Folk is Hylands response to the rising popularity of rock groups and singer / songwriters after the British Invasion of the early sixties and finds him flirting with country, blues and folk. The change in the market had forced Hyland and his contemporaries to up their game, something which had benefitted the former pop star's albums despite the lack of consistant chart success after the Beatles and Herman's Hermits arrived on the scene. His creative renaissance continued with his next album Here's To Our Love.
Little Richard - Explosive Little Richard, Plus. CD. (Label: Demon / Edsel, Cat.No: EDSS 1016)
This rare album was recorded by the rock n roll legend for the Okeh label in 1968. The eleven track original LP is sought after by Nothern Soul ethusiasts and has been expanded with six bonus numbers, including Richard's version of "Hound Dog" and "Get Down With It" (later made famous by Slade) recorded by Norman Smith at Abbey Road.