Oliver - Good Morning Starshine- The Best Of. CD. (Label: Taragon, Cat.No: TARCD1104)
The greatest hits of this legend of easy listening and sunshine pop all assembled for the first time on CD. Oliver (for 'twas he) was of course known for his rendition of the title track (which came from the hit show 'Hair') but also recorded many folk rock and country rock ballads, songs by Rod McKuen ('Jean' being a particular favourite) and his own compositions such as 'Young Birds Fly' and 'Buddy' show the kind of music he wanted to create: complex, orchestrated, sometimes dramatic adult folk-pop similar to that of Bob Lind. There are also tracks here that result from his collaborations with Lesley Gore, which should have reached a larger audience had the world taken him more seriously. Still, he's a legend to us lot in the know. Grab this and find out why!!
Bonzo Dog Band - A Bundle Of Bonzos ! - 6 CD Set. 6-CD Set. (Label: EMI, Cat.No: BB6CD)
Here's an exclusive for Freak Emporium customers only. All five EMI re-issues of the classic Bonzo Dog Band EMI catalogue (Gorilla, The Doughnut In Granny's Greenhouse, Tadpoles, Keynsham, Let's Make Up and Be Friendly) newly remastered and expanded together with a copy of Songs The Bonzo Dog Band Taught Us, signed by the legendary Mr. Wonderful himself Mr. Legs Larry Smith! These CD's are only available for a limited time on a pre-order basis so please make sure you get your orders in to avoid disappointment! For details on each album please see listings elsewhere. THE IMAGE ON THIS ITEM IS FOR DISPLAY PURPOSES ONLY.WE HAVE 5 SETS AVAILABLE FROM PEOPLE WHO DID NOT PAY FOR THEIR ORDER.FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.
Bessie Smith - Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out. CD. (Label: Rev Ola, Cat.No: CRREV 220)
Twenty two tracks from The Empress Of The Blues, a huge hit in the 1920's. Real classic blues, her recordings often featured the best backing players around, from Louis Armstrong and Joe Smith toJames P Johnson and Charlie Green. Her elaborate live shows Harlem Frolics and Mississippi Days were smash hits thoughout the decade; The Blues were in and trendy, and Bessie was at the top of her game. Her career was effectively over by 1929 due to the swing in musical fashions and a planned comeback was cut short after her death in a 1935 car crash; she was one of the many acts on the endless chitlin' circuit, in Mississippi. Top drawer emotional blues.
Described by one critic upon its1975 release on Epic as 'thesoundtrack to a musical that never took place', This is the only album by this highly-original Boston (USA)-based art rock act which converged glam rock with Vaudeville and the glory days of early Hollywood musicals to grand, highly theatrical (and often camp) effect. Big budget meant a full orchestra and the exceptional production talents of Rupert Holmes and Jeffery Lesser.The resulting cocktail takes inRocky Horror and Bonzo Dogby way of Sailor and CockneyRebel with a twist of RoxyMusic (who the bandsupported on the latter’scontemporary US tour).Orchestra Luna is a gloriousand lavish one-off: a true‘original’ - made at a time whenthe sky was the limit and anything
Paul Robeson - The Man They Couldn't Silence: The Peerless Voice Of…. CD. (Label: , Cat.No: CRREV 208)
Twenty eight track celebration of the gift given to the man from New Jersey. Actor, singer, communist? Pushed out of America from an early age due to his strong anti racist stance, Robeson set himself up in England and became a star before the US government confiscated his passport, believing the multi talented bass-baritone to be a dangerous subversive force. Included here are a number of his best vocal performances: "Go Down Moses", "The Cobbler's Song", "The Song Of Freedom" and "Ol' Man River."
Lord Buckley - Most Immaculately Hip Aristocrat. CD. (Label: Collectors Choice, Cat.No: CCM791)
A collection of 1956 perforances by the original rapper. His ultra hip style attracted many fans such as Dylan ,George Harrison and Zappa, who edited and compiled this album for release in 1970. Often difficult to get hold of, this release is very welcome. Includes: "The Bad Rapping Of The Marquis De Sade" and "Governor Slugwell."
Two shows from the former Bonzo man Bob Kerr dating from the '70's and '90's. The '70's show features fellow ex-Bonzos Sam Spoons and Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell. Both are full of the zany humour, well crafted songs and the musical dexterity that characterised their former group; this unique remastered film footage of Bob and the boys is a priceless gem. Twenty two tracks in total, featuring: "Make Em Laugh", "God Save The Queen" and "When You're Smiling."
Two shows from the former Bonzo man Bob Kerr dating from the '70's and '90's. The '70's show features fellow ex-Bonzos Sam Spoons and Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell. Both are full of the zany humour, well crafted songs and the musical dexterity that characterised their former group; this unique remastered set list of Bob and the boys is a priceless gem. Featuring: "The Shot And Shel", "Blues Brothers", "God Save The Queen" and "When You're Smiling."
Paul Robeson - A Celebration. CD. (Label: EMI, Cat.No: 4991572)
A celebration it is with this twenty five track compilation bringing together some of the best vocal performances the civil rights activist / singer and actor ever mustered in his whole career. Marvel at the genius of "Carry Me Back To Green Pastures", "My Heart Is Where The Mohawk Flows Tonight", "Song Of Freedom" and "All Through The Night."
Bessie Smith - Do Your Duty. CD. (Label: Indigo, Cat.No: IGOCD2008)
22 classic tracks from the first lady of blues, still astonishing after all these years. Having begun her career in the early '20's recording on very primitive equipment, it is almost unbelivable how well her voice manages to shine through all of the hissess and clicks.
Twenty four track compilation bringing together some fine pre-Beatles British pop hits and their accompanying B-sides. Some wonderful forgotten tracks that perfectly represent the era they were recorded in, moving from the serene to the more beatnik, swinging beats of the early '60's. Includes the shortest ever UK number one single "What Do You Want" (clocking in at one minute thirty four seconds), as well as "We Are In Love", "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" and "Lonely Pup (In A Christmas Shop)."
1972 live performance recorded in the New London Theatre, London. Originally a TV special, it is the highlights of two shows edited together. Perhaps typically, Marlene didn't like this show despite her honed abilities to woo the crowd with her charisma and a variety of songs from her entire career. Digitally remastered for its DVD release in 2003, it also has five bonus tracks that didn't appear on the VHS version. Twenty tracks, including: "Das Lied Ist Aus", " Falling In Love Again", "Boys In The Back Room" and "I Wish You Love."
Wigan Athletic FC were promoted to the Premiership for season 2005/2006, their first time ever in the English top division. The First Time is the story of that successful first season told in a way that will let Wigan fans and neutrals alike experience life in the Premiership. The Chairman Speaks: Dave Whelan On: Making a profit in football / Salary cap / The Three Amigos / Comparing the players of today to his peers / Why a man of his wealth stays in Wigan / The transfer budget / Wigan's Pies Deleted scenes: Uncut football-golf / Jason Roberts' mistaken identity / Jimmy Bullard's fish / Dave Whelan's speech on The Three Amigos / Latics in the lap lane / Behind the scenes with the Man Of The Match (Camara) / Matt McCann¿s hard dayPAL all regions disc.
Fantastic slipcased 2 CD set featuring the very best of the Bonzos as performed by original band members plus special guests Stephen Fry, Phil Jupitus, Adrian Edmondson & Paul Merton. Disc 1, ‘The Tigers Head Days’, features 15 tracks including; "My Brother Makes the Noises", "Rule Britannia", "Sheik of Araby", "Hunting Tigers", "Hello Mabel" etc. while CD 2, ‘Into the Electric Era’ (19 tracks) includes "Urban Spaceman", "My Pink Half of the Drainpipe", "Cool Britannia", "Look at Me,I’m Wonderful, "Rhinocratic Oaths" & many more.