(1993/Krypton) 16 Titel (51:55 Min.)Eines der besten Revival Alben überhaupt, Rockabily, Doo Wop und Rock´n´Roll, perfekt - wieder lieferbar! These guys have rocked every part of the globe, with there constant touring, they have become one of the hardest working rock´n´roll bands on the planet. Their fan base keeps building year upon year ´ once you catch the jets live show you are hooked, I have all their CD´s, I am their biggest fan now´ This album captures the sound of the band at full tilt, the album is packed with original songs penned by Guitarist Jet Ray C and bass Player vocalist bob cotton. The Title track sums up the vibe for this album ´Turn Up The Guitar (For The Rock´n´Roll) The twang just keeps hitting you right between the ears, the drums have the sheer power that is Tony Cotton the youngest of the 3 cotton brothers that make up the Jets, the bass just rolls along like a runaway train gathering momentum to rock´n´roll city. Load the Cd.. and turn it up!
(2017/Modern Harmonic) 10 Tracks - Digipack! Beyond Hip! From Cool Jazz to Hard Bop! This extraordinary soundtrack, featuring many of the finest jazz musicians this side of anywhere, is a collection of small ensemble and large band arrangements so perfectly indicative of its era. It’s beyond hip and runs the gamut from cool jazz to hard bop. Moreover, it authorized the virtuosic freedom of the best of New York’s jazz community. The swingingly cinematic score was commissioned for a Sexploitation classic entitled Satan in High Heels, the story of a woman caught in the decadent nightlife of the Big City. Mundell Lowe’s compositions aptly complement and enhance the story’s mood and atmosphere while often juxtaposing humor with strains of profound symbolism. The score, a stellar example of ´´jazz noir” however, is never decaffeinated. It’s relentlessly vibrant and engaging. Mundell Lowe’s virtuosity knows virtually no bounds. His comprehensive and artistic musicality has placed him in among the top players in jazz. In addition to working at both NBC and CBS in New York he was the staff guitarist for Dave Garroway’s original Today Show. Both the film, and this score are respective examples of classic cult cinema. The music is often sensuous and sexy but at times as tough as a two-dollar steak. It’s the real deal.
When other girls her age were experiencing their first crushes, Melissa Sue Anderson was receiving handwritten marriage proposals from fans as young, and younger, than she was. When other girls were dreaming of their first kiss, Melissa was struggling through hers in front of a camera. From age eleven in 1974 until she left the show in 1981, Melissa Anderson literally grew up before the viewers of Little House on the Prairie. Melissa, as Mary, is remembered by many as ´´the blind sister”—and she was the only actor in the series to be nominated for an Emmy. In The Way I See It, she takes readers onto the set and inside the world of the iconic series created by Michael Landon, who, Melissa discovered, was not perfect, as much as he tried to be. In this memoir she also shares her memories of working with guest stars like Todd Bridges, Mariette Hartley, Sean Penn, Patricia Neal, and Johnny Cash. In addition to stories of life on the set, Melissa offers revealing looks at her relationships off-set with her costars, including the other Melissa (Melissa Gilbert) and Alison Arngrim, who portrayed Nellie Oleson on the show. And she relates stories of her guest appearances on iconic programs such as The Love Boat and The Brady Bunch. Filled with personal, revealing anecdotes and memorabilia from the Little House years, this book is also a portrait of a child star who became a successful adult actress and a successful adult. These are stories from ´´the other Ingalls sister” that have never been told.
(1993/Karussell) 14 tracks It has become popular to associate a particular artist with a decade, Elvis in the 1950s, The Beatles in the 60s and Michael Jackson in the 80s. However, in the dark, frightening days of The Second World War in the 1940s the airwaves belonged to Vera Lynn. Her crystal clear voice was a warming sound against the horrors of air raids and fears for loved ones away in battle. She was born Vera Welsh in London´s East End in 1919. Starting her career at only 7 she joined a children´s troupe at 11 and decided to go fully professional in her mid-teens. She had a brief spell working with Band Leader Joe Loss. It was, however, the 18 month stint working with pianist Charlie Kunz at the Casani Club in London´s Regent Street that got the young Vera noticed. She went solo in 1941, appearing in Apple Sauce at the London Palladium. Then came the move that made her a legend; her radio show ´´Sincerely Your´s´´. It was to become an instant hit with servicemen around the world. She was more than just a singer, her show and tours of war zones were a major morale booster. Nick-named the ´´Forces Sweetheart´´ - songs like ´´We´ll Meet Again´´ assured her a permanent legendary niche in showbusiness. Following a 5 year break after the war she returned to record making, achieving the rare feat of a US No 1 with ´´Auf Wiederseh´n Sweetheart´´. Further hits followed, but by the 60s she spent more time performing and presenting T.V. and Radio shows. Always in the public eye she was awarded an OBE in 1969 and made a Dame in 1975. Vera Lynn is still loved around the world, especially by the generation who heard that voice during some of the darkest days of the Second World War.
(2016/Stomper Time) 40 tracks (79:30) 20 page booklet! A generous 40 tracks taken from Gene Williams´ West Memphis-based Cotton Town Jubilee Record Company. The label, one of the last in Memphis to have a proper reissue, released a great selection of R´n´R, Rockabilly and Hillbilly from 1962 until its closure in 1971. 20-page booklet contains rare photos and full discography! In the grand scheme of musical matters, the name of Gene Williams may well not mean much to many people,but it is fair to say that this man of Dyess,Arkansas and one time neighbour of Johnny Cash, surely has a story to tell. Determined to make it somewhere in Show Business, Gene literally talked his way into having a Radio Show at KWAM in Memphis in 1957. His DJ work lit up the airwaves,the show was extended and he also became the Station´s sales manager. Ever ambitious, by January 1962, Gene was running the ´Cotton Town Jubilee´, a live radio show broadcast over KWAM every Saturday night, which lead to him opening the Cotton Town Jubilee Record Company later in that year,kicking off with the excellent Sonny Williams,his first signing. The CTJ radio show featured a variety of singers and musicians, who became regulars on the show and would record a large number of singles for the label. There were however exceptions,one being Jay Chevalier from Louisiana, who gained considerable fame for his political songs and a song about Billy Cannon a well known footballer. Jay was with CTJ for 2 years producing singles and an L.P. and is still working to this day. Another star of Memphis radio and records was Slim Rhodes, who began broadcasting his family band in the 1930´s. Slim´s main claim to fame today is the fact that he recorded a number of strong sides for Sam Phillips at Sun, which are much sought after in today´s world of Sun Records collectors. In 1963,Slim recorded a ´Live´ in the studio LP for CTJ and 3 of the Hottest tracks are included here. Whilst the radio show flourished, Gene began his long running ´Country junction TV Show´, which offered the same cast as the radio show,but with a few more guest stars of the era such as Merle Haggard and Ray Price. In 1968,the Big Screen beckoned and Gene and several members of his show were featured in ´The Sound of Country Music´ with Marty Robbins, Faron Young, Webb Pierce and Ray Price. In 1969 Gene financed his own movie ´Country Music Jamboree´, which exclusively featured the singers and musicians of the Jubilee.A soundtrack LP was issued, but Gene had already decided to shut down Cotton Town Jubilee records having had no hits and only local sales. On this CD are 40 of the finest recordings made for the label. There is a taste of Rock´n´Roll,Rockabilly,Hillbilly,Honky Tonk and a spectacular 1.20´´ of Bluegrass. I believe that only 3 of these titles have been released in the UK before,so this CD represents a ´breath of fresh air´for the music market place, albeit a long way from Arkansas. DAVE TRAVIS - Stomper Time Records
(2013/SUNDAZED) 12 tracks Stereo, the Hit-filled 1962 Scepter album in stunning quality! A Hit-Filled Album From The Original Girl Group! When Shirley Owens, Doris Coley, Addie ´´Micki” Harris and Beverly Lee got together to sing for a high school talent show in 1957, they had no intentions of becoming professional musicians. However, fate stepped in when classmate Mary Jane Greenberg told her mother, Tiara Records owner Florence Greenberg, about the group. Greenberg signed them to her label, released a single and then sold the label, along with the fledgling group, to Decca Records. Decca soon dropped them, which left Greenberg free to sign them to her new label, Scepter Records. At Scepter, The Shirelles hit their stride, working with the cream of the Brill Building songwriters. One of these songwriters, Luther Dixon, was hired by Greenberg to write for and produce the group and together they developed the group’s signature sound. Under his guidance, the Shirelles enjoyed seven Top 20 hits and launched the girl group genre. Released as a single in 1961, ´´Baby It’s You” reached #8 on the pop charts and #3 on the R&B charts. Written by Burt Bacharach, Mack David and Luther Dixon (under the pseudonym Barney Williams), the song has become an enduring classic, covered by The Beatles, Smith and many other artists. It also served as the title track for The Shirelles’ first album of 1962. Baby Its You features 12 outstanding songs, including their single ´´Soldier Boy” which topped the Billboard Hot 100. Sourced from the original analog session tapes, this Sundazed reissue faithfully reproduces one of the most influential albums of the early ‘60s (certainly, Barry Gordy would agree). After one listen, you won’t want nobody, nobody but The Shirelles.
(Parachute) 16 Tracks - Deluxe Gatefold Cover! - Clear Vinyl - Limited Edition! - Following stupendous international success throughout the 1980s, the early 90s were an oddly subdued time for Bruce Springsteen. He had not put out a new album since 1987´s Tunnel Of Love, had dissolved his usual cohorts, the E-Street Band, in 1989, and married long time backing singer Patti Scialfa. Now living in L.A. and working with session musicians, there had been grumblings from the Springsteen faithful by the time Human Touch and Lucky Town were released simultaneously on 31st March 1992. The world tour performed in support of these records - which ran for a full twelve months from June 1992 and took in shows across the US, Canada and Europe, was preceded by a ´dress rehearsal broadcast´ - a live performance in front of an invited audience and competition winners, recorded at the Hollywood Center Studios in L.A. ten days before the tour proper kicked off in Stockholm. It is this remarkable show which is presented on this double LP collection, featuring the complete broadcast plus an additional lengthy interview with Bruce, recorded just a few days later. From an FM radio broadcast recorded at The Hollywood Center Studios, 5th June 1992!
(1994/Taragon) 15 tracks In the popular music business the phrase ´´to make noise´´ means to attract considerable enthusiastic and favorable attention. And not too many years ago a truly virtuoso singing performance of the popular classic ´´Poinciana´´ by a young man made a lot of noise around Tin Pan Alley. The tune ´´Poinciana´´, is of course, one of the mom artistically intricate and difficult to execute i effectively in the popular field. And this young man showed such true pitch, such arresting tonal qualities, ! such authority in phrasing and delivery that his performance of the venerable song won him quick attention of the trade press, talent managers and buyers. His name is Steve Lawrence, and he has been making noise in the music business ever since. 1 He was sixteen when he startled the music industry with his vastly talented rendition of ´´Poinciana´´, ! and interested music business parties who looked him up and found that he had won an Arthur Godfrey Talent Scout show some time previous. They found that his dad was a Cantor in a Brooklyn synagogue, and that young Steve Lawrence´s proficiency with a popular song was no accident. At eleven he and the Lawrence family decided that he would strive to be a popular singer. For three years previous, from the time he was eight, Steve, his older brother and Dad had sung together in the synagogue. But now that the decision was made for Steve to attempt a career in the music industry, his father wisely urged him to preserve his voice, and to concentrate on learning the basics of his trade. For three years, until he was fourteen, then, young Steve did almost no singing at all. But he studied piano, saxophone, arranging and compositions. Then in Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, in easy stages, he resumed his singing, working industriously with the school Glee Club. Shortly thereafter came the Godfrey victory and noise-making rendition of ´´Poinciana.´´ It was this intense and careful basic popular musical training, which enabled young´; Steve to sing ´´Poinciana´´ with the impressiveness he displayed. And there is little doubt that it was this T´´ training, which enabled him to stand out, shortly thereafter, in a group of more than fifty young singers, who were auditioning for a new Steve Allen Show to be telecast via the NBC-TV New York outlet, WRCA-TV.1 Steve Lawrence was Steve Allen´s choice hands down. Via the Steve Allen show, which in September of 1954 became the NBC-TV network show ´´To-night´´, Steve Lawrence has since become the favorite male vocalist of literally millions of music lovers from Coast to Coast. In addition to his constantly developing talents as a singer, he has learned a good deal about acting and comedy through his television work, thanks to the always helpful Allen. But never before have his unparalleled vocal talents been so amply displayed as they are in this long playing collection. Here he does a group of the teen-ager hits which he has made peculiarly his own. Such songs as ´´Party Doll´´, ´´Can´t Wait For Summer´´ and ´´Fabulous´´. Here, too, be sells with a devastating charm rarely heard in a pop collection the show and movie tunes ´´Ethel, Baby´ (trom ´´Mr. Wonderful´´) and ´´Adelaide´´ (from ´´Guys and Dolls´´). Here he runs the gamut from the folk-calypso styled ´´Banana Boat Song´´ to ´´Open the Gates of Mercy´´ with in-between stops at the romantic ´´Long Before I Knew You´´ and ´´Kiss Me Now´´. Here is a great, well trained talent, loaded with heart and charm, singing for you, at the halfway mark in a brilliant career. Young Steve has already come far, but you and I know he will come much. much farther as time goes on