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In 2014/2015 Charly Records celebrates forty years - four decades of presenting some of the finest music ever minted - and now, in ruder health than ever, it stands pre-eminent as one of the major purveyors of high-quality music reissues, still proudly bearing the flag for timeless recordings when other pretenders have come and gone. Forty years of presenting a panoramic sweep of the core elements of contemporary music - the best in Blues, Jazz, Funk, primal Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Soul, Reggae, Rock, Gospel - and poised to make 2014 its best year ever! Charlyâ€™s 2014/2015 release schedules includes essential recordings from true innovators such as Curtis Mayfield, Funkadelic, Allen Toussaint, Small Faces, The 13th Floor Elevators, Townes Van Zandt, The Meters, The Shangri-Las and choice items from the classic 60s label Immediate Records, plus a lavish, 10-CD boxed set celebrating Chicagoâ€™s Vee-Jay imprint.
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Table of contents Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel....... 5 Country & Americana ............................ 18 Funk, Soul & Rap .................................. 27 Jazz ...................................................... 67 Popular ................................................. 74 Reggae .................................................. 81 Rock ...................................................... 84 Rock & Roll ........................................... 122
Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel
Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel
JOHN LEE HOOKER
JOHN LEE HOOKER
I’m John Lee Hooker
SNAX 619 CD The long awaited release on CD in a deluxe mediabook edition of the Texan blues guitarist and vocalist’s only album. Recorded for International Artists in Houston and released in 1969 it now features four bonus tracks.
This, the first John Lee Hooker album issued by Vee-Jay in 1959, features some of Hooker’s most famous songs on which he is accompanied by a fine body of musicians which include Eddie Taylor and Jimmy Reed.
Terp / How Can You Be So Cold / Baby Please Don’t Try To Tell Me What To Do / Dave’s Blues / Lord Have Mercy / Goin’ Back To Houston / Poor Soul / Livin’ In A World Of Darkness / Bone’s Home / Midnight Hour Blues / Goin’ To St. Louis Bonus tracks C.C. Rider / Saturday A.M. Blues / Breakfast In Bed / All In My Mind
Over the decades, John Lee Hooker has become a living legend and is nowadays recognised as the most famous blues artist of his time.
“Startling, soulful and fuzzed out, fans of Jim Sullivan’s UFO album will find further deep joy here.”
MOJO “...a relevant masterpiece of Texan blues.” SHINDIG
SNAD 542 CD
SNAP 130 CD
The impressive tracklist includes the perennial favourites ‘Dimples’ and ‘Boogie Chillun’, plus four well-chosen bonus tracks, including ‘Unfriendly Woman’ and ‘I’m So Worried Baby’.
The definitive 2CD re-issue of the classic 1977 Hooker release, featuring the original double album in its entirety plus five bonus tracks. Disc One: Hey, Hey / Rock Steady / Tupelo / You Know It Ain’t Right / She’s Gone / T. B. Sheets / Sugar Mama / One Room Country Shack / Drug Store Woman / I Want You To Roll Me Disc Two: Bar Room Drinking / Little Girl / Louise / When My First Wife Left Me / Boogie On Bonus tracks Feel Good / Boom, Boom / It Serves Me Right To Suffer / One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer / Crawlin’ King Snake
A landmark album in blues history, I’m John Lee Hooker has now been specially packaged in an eye-catching digipak format, its booklet includes the original sleevenotes, a discography and a new introduction by leading blues authority Les Fancourt. Dimples / Hobo Blues / I’m So Excited / I Love You Honey / Boogie Chillun / Little Wheel / I’m In The Mood / Maudie / Crawlin’ King Snake / Every Night / Time Is Marching / Baby Lee Bonus tracks Unfriendly Woman / I’m So Worried Baby (Alt Take) Trouble Blues / You Can Lead Me Baby
“Vintage blues and then some from revered bluesman. Picture the wooden shack stove and pull up a rocking chair for this splendid reissue of 1959’s disc, augmented with a different take on ‘I’m So Worried Baby’ and a chilled-out ‘Unfriendly Woman’. Remarkably prescient blues sounds live here in the shape of Hooker classics like ‘Dimples’, ‘Crawlin’ King Snake’ and the standard ‘Boogie Chillun’. It’s a quiet storm of controlled chaos from the man who put the grits in the Grammies”. UNCUT
Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel
JOHN LEE HOOKER
Free Form Patterns
SNAP 145 CD
SNAP 136 CD
CHARLY 120 L
The original Vee-Jay album, LP 1023, from 1960 plus four bonus tracks recorded in Chicago with Lefty Bates, Sylvester Hickman and Jimmy Turner.
One of the legendary Texas bluesman’s finest albums, released by Vee-Jay Records in 1962, now supplemented with four bonus tracks from 1960.
Heavyweight vinyl edition of Texas blues legend Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins’ only album for the Psychedelic imprint, International Artists.
No Shoes / I Wanna Walk / Canal Street Blues / Run On / I’m A Stranger / Whiskey And Wimmen / Solid Sender / Sunny Land / Goin’ To California / I Can’t Believe / I’ll Know Tonight / Dusty Road Bonus Tracks Nightmare / Drive Me Away / Love Me All The Time / Bundle Up And Go
Got Me A Louisiana Woman / Want To Come Home / Please Don’t Quit Me / Devil Is Watching You; Rolling And Rolling / War Is Starting Again / Walkin’ Round In Circles / Mary Lou / Heavy Snow / Coon Is Hard To Catch Bonus tracks Introduction Big Car Blues / Coffee House Blues / Stool Pigeon Blues / Ball Of Twine
Recorded in January 1968, Free Form Patterns stands out in Hopkins’ discography due to the unusual line-up on the sessions, with the veteran bluesman - fuelled by homemade moonshine - supported by a young, hip rhythm section, comprising Danny Thomas and Duke Davis from The 13th Floor Elevators (both high on acid at the time). Free Form Patterns is no failed hippy/blues hybrid, however, just a straightforward, honest blues album with the great man backed by fans, who happened to be members of a legendary Psychedelic band. Its significance lies in how the music cut across the generation and racial boundaries within the segregated and repressive atmosphere of late 1960s Texas. Side One: Mr. Charlie / Give Me Time To Think / Fox Chase / Mr. Dittas’ Grocery Store / Open Up Your Door Side Two: Baby Child / Cooking’s Done / Got Her Letter This Morning / Rain Falling / Mini Skirt
Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS Free Form Patterns CHARLY J 750
“Intrepid IA archivist Paul Drummond has done his usual stellar job... along with his exhaustive annotation, this lovely set gives some insights into one of the greatest but shadiest bluesmen of all.”
KRIS NEEDS, SHINDIG!
A 3CD set which presents veteran Bluesman Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins’ only album for International Artists, alongside two discs of previously unreleased material comprising candid conversation and additional material from the studio sessions. Free Form Patterns has long been of interest for its unusual line-up which included Danny Thomas and Duke Davis of The 13th Floor Elevators. Now salvaged and assembled into a coherent form, this fascinating audio document reveals how Hopkins cut across generational and racial divides in late 60s Texas, and offers an intriguing insight into the legendary bluesman and his music. Disc One: Mr. Charlie / Give Me Time To Think / Fox Chase / Mr. Dittas’ Grocery Store / Open Up Your Door / Baby Child / Cooking’s Done / Got Her Letter This Morning / Rain Falling / Mini Skirt Black Ghost Blues Disc Two: Chat 1 - I’d Like To Get In Tune With The Boys / Song 1 - Give
Me Time To ThinkChat 2 - Harmonica Players / Song 2 - Miniskirt / Chat 3 - Lelan: Is Billy A Hippy? / Song 3 - Got Her Letter This Morning / Chat 4 - Drinking Chat 1: No No, I Don’t Fool With Nothin’ But What I Fool With / Song 4 - Mixed Up [Previously Unreleased] / Chat 5 - Band Direction / Billy / Song 5 - (Mr. Dillon’s) Grocery Store Blues / Chat 6 - You Know Mr. Dillon? / Fox Chase False Starts / Band Direction / Song 6 - Fox Chase / Chat 7 - Drinking Chat 2 - I’m The Best Person In The World When I’m Drinking / Song 7 - Lord Have Mercy [Previously Unreleased] / Chat 8 - Drinking Chat 3 - Don`t Think It Ain’t Got Something In It Disc Three: Song 8 - Rain Falling / Chat 9 - Argument Over Songs / Song
9 - Cooking’s Done / Chat 10 - Sweet Lil’ Woman, But You Ain’t Got No Hair + Chat / Song 11 - Mr Charlie / Song 12 - Straw Hat [Previously Unreleased] / Chat 11 - They Got 100 Songs / Song 13 - Green Onions [Previously Unreleased] / Chat 12 - Vietnam Song Snippet / Oh Oh Lyric / Song/chat Poppa Was A Preacher Rehearsal/chat / Chat 13 - That Had The Feeling, Finishing Session / Conversation 1 - Trouble In Crackett TX / Conversation 2 - Whiskey On Prescription / Conversation 3 - Musician’s Hours: Tommy Hall / Stacy Sutherland / Conversation 4 - Where’d You Pick Up The Name Lightnin’ / Conversation 5 - You Not Gonna Mess With Elmore (Nixon) Anymore? / Conversation 6 - Centreville TX / Conversation 7 - Politics
“... An intriguing reissue, much of the bonus material taking the form of spoken-word snippets recorded surreptitiously by producer Lelan Rogers. It’s illuminating, candid and often hilarious stuff but original cuts like ‘Give Me Time To Think’ and ‘Open Up Your Door’ are still the main event.” 8/10 CLASSIC ROCK
Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel
ELMORE JAMES King of the Slide Guitar SNAJ 722 CD
The Complete Trumpet, Chief and Fire Sessions. The very best of the ultimate blues guitarists’ work at the peak of his career from 1957 to his untimely death in 1963, plus the ground-breaking ‘Dust My Broom’ from 1951. The tracks which inspired a generation of white blues guitarists, including ‘It Hurts Me Too’ ‘The Twelve Year Old Boy’ ‘Standing At The Crossroads’ and ‘Pickin’ The Blues’. In a 3CD clambox with a 24 page booklet with full session notes.
‘‘An out-and-out Mojo classic.’’ MOJO
‘‘A 62 track feast.’’ RECORD COLLECTOR
Disc One: Dust My Broom (I Believe My Time Ain’t Long) / The Twelve Year Old Boy / Coming Home / It Hurts Me Too / Knocking At Your Door; Elmore’s Contribution To Jazz / Cry For Me Baby / Take Me Where You Go / Bobby’s Rock / The Sky Is Crying / Baby, Please Set A Date / Held My Baby Last Night / Dust My Broom / Rollin’ And Tumblin’ / I’m Worried / Done Somebody Wrong: Fine Little Mama / I Need You (Baby) / I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You / Strange Angels / Early One Morning / She Done Moved
Disc Two: Something Inside Me / Stranger Blues / Anna Lee / Standing At The Crossroads / (My) Bleeding Heart / My Kind Of Woman / Got To Move / So Unkind / Person To Person / One Way Out / Strange(r) Blues (Alt. Take) / Shake Your Moneymaker (Take 1 / 2) / Look On Yonder Wall / Go Back Home Again / Mean Mistreatin’ Mama; Sunnyland Train / You Know You Done Me Wrong / Mean Mistreatin’ Mama (Take 1) / Mean Mistreatin’ Mama (Take 2) / You Know You’re Wrong / Find My Kind Of Woman
Disc Three: My Baby’s Gone / Find My Kinda Woman / Look On Yonder Wall (Look Up On The Wall) / Dust My Broom / It Hurts Me Too; Pickin’ The Blues (Manhattan Slide) / Everyday I Have The Blues / I Have A Right To Love My Baby / Twelve Year Old Boy / Got To Move (She’s Got To Go) / I Gotta Go Now / Talk To Me Baby / Make My Dreams Come True / Hand In Hand / Can’t Stop Loving My Baby / Dust My Broom; Elmore Jumps One (Up Jumped Elmore) / I Believe / Back Mississippi (Conversation) / Hand In Hand / Hand In Hand
Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel “Everyone needs a little Mathis James Reed in their lives, and this reissue of the 1958 Vee-Jay disc is a great place to rectify any omission. Not just a guitar genius but a true giant of rock’n’roll vocalease, Reed’s repertoire informed the white boy R&B and pop school as surely as did Chuck Berry’s.”
UNCUT ALBERT KING
King Albert & New Orleans Heat
I’m Jimmy Reed
SNAP 298 CD Two of the best albums by the ace bluesman recorded in 1977 and 1988 for Tomato Records. King Albert Love Shock / You Upset Me Babe / Chump Change / Let Me Rock You Easy / Boot Lace / Love Mechanic / Call My Job / Good Time Charlie New Orleans Heat Get Out Of My Life Woman / Born Under A Bad Sign / The Feeling / We All Wanna Boogie / The Very Thought Of You / I Got The Blues / I Get Evil / Angel Of Mercy / Flat Tyre
SNAX 630 CD The much-loved original Vee-Jay album from 1958 now combined in a 2CD limited mediabook edition with a selection of Reed’s rarest Chicago downhome blues cuts. Disc One: I’m Jimmy Reed Honest I Do / Go On To School / My First Plea / Boogie In The Dark / You Got Me Crying / Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby / You Got Me Dizzy / Little Rain / Can’t Stand To See You Go / Roll And Rhumba / You’re Something Else / You Don't Have To Go Disc Two: Rarities Jimmy’s Boogie / I Found My Baby / Shoot My Baby / Rockin’ With Reed / You Upset My Mind / Untitled Instrumental / State Street Boogie / My Baby (Down In Virginia) / You Know I Love You / You Gonna Need My Help / Come Love / Meet Me / Sugar Sugar / I’m A Love You / Tell Me You Love Me / Baby, What's Wrong / Lookin’ For You Baby / There’ll Be A Day / Help Yourself / Heading For A Fall / Don’t Think I’m Through / Left Handed Woman
Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel
JIMMY REED The Essential Boss Man SNAJ 728 CD
The Very Best of the Vee-Jay Years, 1953-1966 Definitive 3CD clambox set with seventy five tracks of the original and best ever downhome blues. All his twenty two hits plus many rarities. Compiled and annotated by noted blues authority Les Fancourt, and packaged in an eyecatching slim box this definitive package includes a 24-page illustrated booklet with a detailed biography and discography. A fitting tribute to an artist who was not only one of the most popular blues artists of the 1950s but also inspired many of the best musicians in the sixties blues boom notably the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. The original “Big Boss Man” brings you the original and best down home blues including the immortal ‘Shame, Shame, Shame’, ‘Bright Lights Big City’ and ‘Honest I Do’.
Disc One: Ain’t That Lovin’ You, Baby High And Lonesome / You Don’t Have To Go / Boogie In The Dark / I’m Gonna Ruin You / Pretty Thing / I Ain’t Got You / She Don’t Want Me No More / Come On Baby / I Don’t Go For That / Baby, Don’t Say That No More / Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby / Can’t Stand To See You Go / When You Left Me / I Love You Baby / My First Plea / You Got Me Dizzy / Honey, Don’t Let Me Go / It’s You Baby / Honey Where You Going? / Do The Thing / Little Rain / Signals Of Love (Red Lights The Stop Light) / The Sun Is Shining / Baby, What’s On Your Mind / Odds And Ends (Instrumental)
Disc Two: Honest I Do Honest I Do / My Bitter Seed / Ends And Odds (Instrumental) / You’re Something Else / A String To Your Heart / Go On To School / You Got Me Crying / Down In Virginia / I’m Gonna Get My Baby / I Wanna Be Loved / Caress Me Baby / I Know It’s A Sin / You’n That Sack / Going To New York / I Told You Baby / Take Out Some Insurance / I’m Nervous / Baby, What You Want Me To Do / Going By The River Pt. 1 / Where Can You Be / Hush, Hush / I Was So Wrong / Blue Blue Water / Please Don’t / Found Love
Disc Three: Big Boss Man Big Boss Man / Hold Me Close / Close Together / You Know You’re Looking / Good / Kind Of Lonesome / Found Joy / Bright Lights, Big City / Baby What’s Wrong / Aw Shucks, Hush Your Mouth / I���m Mr. Luck / Blue Carnegie (Instrumental) / Good Lover / Down in Mississippi / Too Much / Let’s Get Together / Shame, Shame, Shame / Cold And Lonesome / Up Tight; Mixed Up / Wear Something Green / When You’re Doing All Right / I’m Going Upside Your Head / I’m The Man Down There / When Girls Do It / Knockin’ At Your Door
Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH It Do Me Good CHARLY 647 X
When it comes to good time rollicking rock’n’roll or rhythm’n’blues, there are few exponents to match Huey ‘Piano’ Smith. One of the greatest of New Orleans’ many pianists, Smith began his career with blues men like Guitar Slim and Earl King and enjoyed a string of classic hits in the late 1950s. During that time he wrote and recorded three of rock and roll’s most enduring classics, ‘Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu’, ‘High Blood Pressure’ and ‘Sea Cruise’, the latter featuring the vocals of Frankie Ford. His career continued well into the 1970s. This deluxe package is an upgraded version of a Charly CD released in the late 1980s, Pitta Pattin’. This collection - featuring the recordings he made for the Instant label in the late 1960s - has now been expanded to include several tracks not featured on the original including the ultra rare ‘Two Way PockA-Way’, ‘Epitaph To A Black Man’ and ‘The Whatcha Call ‘Em’ plus several newly discovered, previously unissued recordings. His powerful piano can be heard to good effect on the previously unissued, ‘I’m Boss Pt 2’ with its almost Northern Soul sound. Many of Smith’s early Instant 45s were big local hits in New Orleans and Louisiana without ever denting any national charts and have long been sought after by collectors, with some, like ‘Two Way Pock-A-Way’, proving almost impossible to find today. Also featured are versions of ‘Rockin’ Pneumonia’, ‘High Blood Pressure’ and ‘Don’t You Just Know It’ recorded for an Atlantic LP that was never released. By way of a bonus, Huey’s last known recordings made for Allen Toussaint’s Sansu company in 1978 make their CD debut here, more than thirty years after their first release on Charly vinyl.
Disc One: SHINDIG SMITH & THE SOULSHAKERS Through Fooling Around Pt. 1 / SHINDIG SMITH & THE SOULSHAKERS Through Fooling Around Pt. 2 / THE PITTER PATS It Do Me Good Pt.1/ THE PITTER PATS It Do Me Good Pt.2 / THE PITTER PATS Baby, You Hurt Me / THE PITTER PATS (I’m Gonna Getcha) What’cha Bet / THE PITTER PATS (I’ve Got) Everything / THE PITTER PATS (I Do Things Come) Naturally / THE PITTER PATS I’ll Never Forget / THE PITTER PATS Bury Me Dead (Deep In My Grave) / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH & THE CLOWNS Blues ’67 Parts 1 & 2 / THE HUEYS CooCoo Over You / THE HUEYS Coo-Coo Over You [Alt.] / THE HUEYS You Ain’t No Hippie / THE HUEYS Feelin’ Kinda Coo-Coo Too / THE HUEYS Smile For Me / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH TwoWayPockAway Pt. 1 / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH TwoWayPockAway Pt. 2 / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH Epitaph Of Uncle Tom / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH Eight Bars Of Amen / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH & THE CLOWNS You Got To Parts 1 & 2 / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH Ballad Of A Black Man / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH The Whatcha Call ’Em
Disc Two: HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH The Whatcha Call ’Em [extended version] / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH & THE CLOWNS Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu Pt. 1 / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH & THE CLOWNS Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu Pt. 2 / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH & THE CLOWNS We Like Mambo / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH & THE CLOWNS High Blood Presure / YOUNG JESSE Funky Funky Football / THE PITTER PATS Nervous Condition / THE PITTER PATS If You’d Only Come Back Home / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH & THE CLOWNS Don’t You Just Know It / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH & THE CLOWNS Have You Seen My Baby? / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH I’m Boss, Yeah Pt. 1 / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH I’m Boss, Yeah Pt. 2 / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH Witcha Way To Go / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH Young Blood / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH ’Fore Day In The Morning / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH Don’t You Just Know It / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH I’m So Blue (Without You) / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH Little Chickee Wah Wah / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH I Think You're Jiving Me / HUEY ‘PIANO’ SMITH Hip Little Monkey
Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel
THE STAPLE SINGERS
The Very Best Of
Let’s Do It Again
SNAP 299 CD 30 tracks from one of the all time great vocal groups of the rock’n’roll era, recorded for Vee-Jay between 1953 and 1960. Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight / The Bells Ring Out / Since I Fell For You / Bounce / (Get Away Child) You Don’t Move Me / Do-Wah / Hey, Sister Lizzie / Danny Boy / False Love / Jesse Mae / Lucinda / Great Googley Moo [Alt.] / Lovey Dovey Baby / I Need Your Kisses / I Like It Like That / I’m Gonna Thank Him / A Stranger In Love / Play It Cool / Red Sails In The Sunset / I’ll Be Waiting / Automobiles / Trees / Heart And Soul / Three Little Words / A Hundred Years From Today / I Know / The Posse / Everyone’s Laughing / People Will Say We’re In Love / A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
SNAP 245 CD The Gospel greats go funky on this 1975 soundtrack written and produced by Curtis Mayfield Let’s Do It Again / Funky Love / A Whole Lot Of Love / New Orleans / I Want To Thank You / Big Mac / After Sex / Chase
Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel THE FIRE & FURY STORY SNAJ 730 CD
Four hours of premium soul, R&B and doo-wop from the pioneering labels run by Bobby Robinson in the 1950s and 1960s. With a 48-page booklet.
“Go out and get this fantastic 3-CD boxset... it’s wonderful, truly wonderful.”
ON THE SCENE Disc One The Doo Wop Years THE MORRIS LANE BAND Bobby’s Boogie / RED PRYSOCK Wiggles / THE MELLO MOODS How Could You / THE DU-DROPPERS Can’t Do Sixty, No More / THE DU-DROPPERS Go Back / THE VOCALEERS Is It A Dream / THE VOCALEERS Angel Face / THE SCARLETS Dear One / THE TOPPS What Do You Do? / THE RAINBOWS Mary Lee / THE SEQUINS Why Can’t You Treat Me Right / THE CHANNELS The Closer You Are / THE CHANNELS The Gleam In Your Eye / THE CHANNELS My Lovin’ Baby / LOUIS LYMON & THE TEENCHORDS Honey Honey / LOUIS LYMON & THE TEENCHORDS Lydia LITTLE BOBBY RIVERA & THE HEMLOCKS Cora Lee / THE WHIRLERS Magic Mirror / THE SCARLETS Indian Fever / ALLEN BAUM My Kind Of Woman / THE FEDERALS While Our Hearts Are Young / THE KODOKS Little Girl, Little Boy / THE KODOKS Oh Gosh, Oh Gee / THE FEDERALS You Gotta Love Me Baby / THE EMPIRES Whispering Heart / THE EMPIRES Linda / JACKIE & THE STARLIGHTS Valerie / THE DU MAURIERS Baby I Love You / THE DU MAURIERS All Night Long / THE KODOKS Runaround Baby Disc Two The Soul Of The Blues WILBERT HARRISON Kansas City / BUSTER BROWN Fannie Mae / BUSTER BROWN Sugar Babe / BOBBY MARCHAN There Is Something On Your Mind / GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS Every Beat Of My Heart / LEE DORSEY Ya Ya / LEE DORSEY Do Re Mi / KING CURTIS & THE NOBLE KNIGHTS Soul Twist / GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS Letter Full Of Tears / DON GARDNER & DEE DEE FORD I Need Your Lovin’ / DON GARDNER & DEE DEE FORD Don’t You Worry / LES COOPER & THE SOUL ROCKERS Wiggle Wobble / WILD JIMMY SPRUILL Scratch And Twist / CHUCK BRADFORD You’re Going To Miss Me (When I’m Gone) / ROCKIN’ BRADLEY Look Out / KING CURTIS & THE NOBLE KNIGHTS Twistin’ With The King / TARHEEL SLIM Number 9 Train / WILD JIMMY SPRUILL Kansas City March / TARHEEL SLIM & LITTLE ANNIE Much Too Late / NOBLE WATTS Jookin’ / NOBLE WATTS & JUNE BATEMAN Go Away, Mr Blues / THE UPSETTERS Jay Walking / DR. HORSE Jack, That Cat Was Clean / DR. HORSE Salt Pork West Virginia / TITUS TURNER BowWow / MARY B Something For You Baby / MARY ANN FISHER Wild As You Can Be / WILBERT HARRISON Let’s Stick Together / BOBBY MARCHAN All In My Mind / LEE DORSEY Hoodlum Joe
Disc Three The Rhythm Of The Blues ARTHUR CRUDUP That’s All Right / ELMORE JAMES The Sky Is Crying / TINY GRIMES Second Floor Rear / MIGHTY JOE YOUNG Why Baby / MIGHTY JOE YOUNG Empty Arms / SAMMY MYERS You Don’t Have To Go / SAMMY MYERS Sad, Sad Lonesome Day / CHAMPION JACK DUPREE Stumbing Block Blues / CHAMPION JACK DUPREE Shim, Sham, Shimmy / CHAMPION JACK DUPREE Shake, Baby, Shake / JOHNNY ACEY I Go Into Orbit / JOHNNY ACEY What Am I Going To Do / ELMORE JAMES Something Inside Me / ELMORE JAMES Sunnyland Train / ARTHUR CRUDUP Rock Me Mama /
ARTHUR CRUDUP Mean Ole Frisco / BUSTER BROWN Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t (My Baby) / BUSTER BROWN Doctor Brown / TARHEEL SLIM & LITTLE ANNIE It’s Too Late / TARHEEL SLIM & LITTLE ANNIE Lock Me In Your Heart / TARHEEL SLIM Wildcat Tamer / TINY GRIMES Juicy Fruit / ELMORE JAMES Shake Your Moneymaker / ELMORE JAMES Look On Yonder Wall / ELMORE JAMES - It Hurts Me Too / SONNY TERRY Harmonica Hop / BROWNIE McGHEE Don’t Dog Your Woman / LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS Mojo Hand / SONNY TERRY Doggin’ My Heart Around
Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel CHICAGO HIT FACTORY The Vee-Jay Story 1953-1966 CHARLY 915 B
Chicago Hit Factory celebrates the 60th anniversary of one of the most successful independent record labels in US Popular music. Between 1953 and 1966 Vee-Jay was the premier black-owned record company in the United States, with a steady stream of Blues, R&B, DooWop, Soul and Pop hits. This collection tells its story from their first chart record, The Spaniels’ ‘Baby It’s You’, to the last, Jerry Butler’s re-cut of ‘For Your Precious Love’. This 10CD boxed set comprises a generous 269 tracks, including 112 hits, by more than 120 different artists, and a fully annotated, memorabilia-laden 72-page book. “...I shall be plundering this set endlessly in the coming weeks! Stunning! Absolutely stunning!” PAUL JONES, RHYTHM & BLUES, BBC RADIO 2 “The Vee-Jay box set is an absolute goldmine. The story is absolutely fascinating and the booklet is fact-packed.” BOB HARRIS, BBC RADIO 2 “Brill 10 CD summation of the influential doo wop, R&B and soul label.”
“A comprehensive history of Windy City wonders.” 9/10 UNCUT “There is no denying this really is a fine musical documentation and deserves major attention.” THE SOUL BASEMENT “... towards twelve hours of music makes for fascinating listening and presents a wonderful insight into this sometimes unjustly overlooked record company.” BLUES & RHYTHM, THE GOSPEL TRUTH “An impressive and keenly priced set.” KIERON TYLER, THE ARTS DESK “An embarrassment of riches... Vee-Jayzzle!”
“... this collection boasts depth enough to satisfy any label devotee... a terrific retrospective that never ceases to seduce, entertain and thrill.” KEN BURKE, BLUE SUEDE NEWS “This amazing and heavy box of ten - yes, ten CDs! - covers a huge 269 tracks, with over 120 different artists, and a 72-page memorabilialaden, perfect bound booklet with a detailed history of the Vee-Jay family of labels. You’ll need a l-o-n-g holiday to take these ten discs on board but well worth it.” FRANK LEIGH, BLUES MATTERS “There cannot be many collections where Elmore James, Hoyt Axton, Cannonball Adderley and Groucho Marx’s daughter Melinda rub shoulders with one another... 269 tracks, of which 112 were hits, spread over ten CDs could become tiresome for even the most enthusiastic listener were it not that Vee-Jay went on to become the premier black music label in the USA.” NORMAN DARWEN, R2 MAGAZINE
Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel Disc One: At My Front Door • The Hits Volume 1 THE SPANIELS Baby, It’s You / THE SPANIELS Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite / JIMMY REED You Don’t Have To Go / THE EL DORADOS At My Front Door / THE SPANIELS You Painted Pictures / PRISCILLA BOWMAN & THE JAY McSHANN ORCHESTRA Hands Off / THE EL DORADOS I’ll Be Forever Loving You / JIMMY REED Ain’t That Lovin’ You Baby / THE MAGNIFICENTS Up On The Mountain / THE DELLS Oh What A Nite / JIMMY REED You’ve Got Me Dizzy / JIMMY REED Little Rain / THE SPANIELS Everyone’s Laughing / JIMMY REED The Sun Is Shining / JIMMY REED Honest I Do / GENE ALLISON You Can Make It If You Try / GENE ALLISON Have Faith / JERRY BUTLER & THE IMPRESSIONS For Your Precious Love / JOHN LEE HOOKER I Love You Honey / WADE FLEMONS Here I Stand / DEE CLARK Nobody But You / JIMMY REED I’m Gonna Get My Baby / DEE CLARK Just Keep It Up / DEE CLARK Hey Little Girl / ROSCO GORDON Just A Little Bit / DEE CLARK How About That / JIMMY REED Baby What You Want Me To Do / WADE FLEMONS Easy Lovin’
Disc Two: Duke Of Earl • The Hits Volume 2 JERRY BUTLER He Will Break Your Heart / JIMMY REED Hush-Hush / DEE CLARK Your Friends / JIMMY REED Close Together / JERRY BUTLER Find Another Girl / EDDIE HARRIS Exodus / JIMMY REED Big Boss Man / DEE CLARK Raindrops / THE PIPS Every Beat Of My Heart / WADE FLEMONS Please Send Me Someone To Love / JERRY BUTLER I’m A Telling You / JIMMY REED Bright Lights Big City / JERRY BUTLER Moon River / GENE CHANDLER Duke Of Earl / THE DUKAYS Nite Owl / THE PEARLETTES Duchess Of Earl / JOHN LEE HOOKER Boom Boom / GENE CHANDLER (as The Duke Of Earl) Walk On With The Duke / JIMMY REED Good Lover / JERRY BUTLER Make It Easy On Yourself / THE 4 SEASONS Sherry / FRANK IFIELD I Remember You / DEE CLARK I’m Going Back To School / JERRY BUTLER You Can Run (But You Can’t Hide) / THE 4 SEASONS Big Girls Don’t Cry / GENE CHANDLER You Threw A Lucky Punch / FRANK IFIELD Lovesick Blues / GENE CHANDLER Rainbow
Disc Three: The Shoop Shoop Song • The Hits Volume 3 THE 4 SEASONS Peanuts / JIMMY REED Shame, Shame, Shame / BIRDLEGS & PAULINE Spring / GENE CHANDLER Man’s Temptation / BETTY EVERETT You’re No Good / JERRY BUTLER Need To Belong / BETTY EVERETT The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) / JERRY BUTLER Giving Up On Love / THE BEATLES Love Me Do / THE BEATLES P.S. I Love You / JERRY BUTLER I Stand Accused / BETTY EVERETT I Can’t Hear You / JOE SIMON My Adorable One / LITTLE RICHARD Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / JERRY BUTLER & BETTY EVERETT It Be Me / BETTY EVERETT Getting Mighty Crowded / JERRY BUTLER & BETTY EVERETT Smile / JIMMY CROSS I Want My Baby Back / THE STANDELLS The Boy Next Door / JERRY BUTLER Good Times / THE DELLS Stay In My Corner / JERRY BUTLER & BETTY EVERETT Since I Don’t Have You / FRED HUGHES Oo Wee Baby, I Love You / JOE SIMON Let’s Do It Over / LITTLE RICHARD I Don’t Know What You’ve Got (But It’s Got Me) - Parts 1 & 2 / JIMMY REED I’m The Man Down There / FRED HUGHES You Can’t Take It Away / JERRY BUTLER For Your Precious Love [1966 version]
Disc Four: Great Googly Moo • Doo-Wop Doyens & Heavenly Harmonisers THE EL DORADOS My Loving Baby / THE EL DORADOS My Loving Baby / THE RHYTHM ACES Get Lost / THE FIVE ECHOES I Really Do / THE DELLS Zing Zing Zing / THE KOOL GENTS This Is The Night / THE HI-LITERS Bobby Sox Baby / THE EL DORADOS Bim Bam Boom / THE KOOL GENTS Crazy Over You / THE ORIOLES For All We Know / THE SPANIELS You Gave Me Peace Of
Mind / THE DELEGATES Mother’s Son / THE SPANIELS Great Googly Moo / THE MAGNIFICENTS Ozeta / DILLARD CRUME JR. It’s You I Love / THE PRODIGALS Judy / THE CO-HEARTS My Love / THE CAPERS Miss You My Dear / SHERIFF & THE RAVELS Shombalor / THE GOLDENRODS Wish I Was Back In School / THE SENATORS It Doesn’t Matter / THE SENATORS ’Til Forever More / THE SPANIELS I Know / THE SPANIELS Bus Fare Home / THE FLAMINGOS Golden Teardrops / THE “5” ROYALES Much In Need / THE MOONGLOWS Real Gone Mama / THE SHEPPARDS Tragic / THE DUKAYS Tango Bop
Disc Five: Baby What’s Wrong • Blues Masters & Blasters FLOYD JONES Ain’t Times Hard / L.C. McKINLEY She’s Five Feet Three / BILLY BOY ARNOLD I Wish You Would / MORRIS PEJOE Hurt My Feelings / THE FIVE ECHOES Fool’s Prayer / BILLY BOY ARNOLD I Ain’t Got You / BILLY ‘THE KID’ EMERSON If You Won’t Stay Home / EDDIE TAYLOR Big Town Playboy / JIMMY REED Can’t Stand To See You Go / JOHN LEE HOOKER Dimples / EDDIE TAYLOR You’ll Always Have A Home / PEE WEE CRAYTON The Telephone Is Ringing / BILLY ‘THE KID’ EMERSON Every Woman I Know / JIMMY REED Honey, Where You Going? / ELMORE JAMES The 12 Year Old Boy / PEE WEE CRAYTON I Found My Peace Of Mind / LARRY BIRDSON If You Don’t Want Me No More / ELMORE JAMES It Hurts Me Too / THE EL CINCOS Oh, Baby, You Have To Go / MEMPHIS SLIM Stroll On Little Girl / JIMMY REED Take Out Some Insurance / MEMPHIS SLIM Rockin’ The House (Beer Drinkin’ Woman) / JIMMY REED Found Love / JOHN LEE HOOKER No Shoes / J.B. LENOIR Oh Baby / JOHN LEE HOOKER My First Wife Left Me / JIMMY REED Aw Shucks, Hush Your Mouth / JIMMY REED Baby, What’s Wrong
Disc Six: A Rockin’ Good Way • R&B Dukes & Duchesses HAZEL McCOLLUM & THE EL DORADOS Annie’s Answer / EARL PHILLIPS Oop De Oop / CAMILLE HOWARD Rock ’n Roll Mama / DEE CLARK Seven Nights / DEE CLARK Oh Little Girl / LEE DIAMOND Hattie Malatti / LEE DIAMOND Mama Loochie / HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNIGHTERS The Twist / BOBBY PARKER You Got What It Takes / BOBBY PARKER Blues Get Off My Shoulder / LEONARD CARBO Pigtails And Blue Jeans / THE IMPRESSIONS featuring JERRY BUTLER Come Back My Love / PRISCILLA BOWMAN & THE SPANIELS A Rockin’ Good Way / GENE ALLISON Everything Will Be Alright / JERRY BUTLER Lost / ROSCO GORDON No More Doggin’ / WADE FLEMONS Slow Motion / KIP ANDERSON I Wanna Be The Only One / THE ROCKIN’ Rs Mustang / WADE FLEMONS What’s Happening / JERRY BUTLER A Lonely Soldier / DONNIE ELBERT Baby Let Me Love You Tonight / DEE CLARK You’re Looking Good / WADE FLEMONS I’ll Come Runnin’ / DONNIE ELBERT I Beg Of You / CHRISTINE KITTRELL Mr. Big Wheel / PRESTON JACKSON & THE RHYTHM ACES Be Mine / GROVER MITCHELL That’s A Good Idea
DONTELLS In Your Heart (You Know I’m Right) / THE DELLS It’s Not Unusual / BETTY EVERETT Gonna Be Ready / JOE SIMON The Whoo Pee / JERRY BUTLER I Can’t Stand To See You Cry / JERRY BUTLER Just For You
Disc Eight: Dream For Sale • Hits, Misses & Regional Breakers MARILYN BRITTON Big Mr. Heartbreaker / TRACEY DEY Jerry (I’m Your Sherry) / ORVILLE COUCH Hello Trouble / THE 4 SEASONS / THE 4 SEASONS Santa Claus Is Coming To Town / JOHNNY CYMBAL Bachelor Man / TRACEY DEY Jealous Eyes / BARBARA JACKSON Second Best / THE SOCIETY GIRLS S.P.C.L.G. (Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Little Girls) / THE ANGELOS Just Like Taking Candy From A Baby / NOREEN CORCORAN Love Kitten / MAC DAVIS Hey Monkey / WADE FLEMONS Watch Over Her / RAY SMITH Rockin’ Robin / NOREEN CORCORAN Dreamin’ Of You / THE SENSATIONS You Made A Fool Of Me / THE RUBIES A Spanish Boy / BILLY JOE ROYAL Get Behind Me Devil / THE MONSTERS FOUR Farmer John / HOYT AXTON Double Double Dare / THE HONEY BEES One Girl, One Boy / PEGGY SANS Snow Man / THE CLINGER SISTERS Shoop Shoop De Doop Rama Lama Ding Dong Yeah Yeah Yeah / THE SUNBEAMS Good Old Days / THE 4 SEASONS Apple Of My Eye / HOYT AXTON Bring Your Lovin’ / JOEY PAIGE Dream For Sale / TERRY BLACK Unless You Care / SHELLEY FABARES Lost Summer Love / MELINDA MARX How I Wish You Came / THE STANDELLS Big Boss Man
Disc Nine: Uncloudy Day • Inspirational Gospel Greats THE STAPLE SINGERS If I Could Hear My Mother Pray / THE STAPLE SINGERS This May Be My Last Time / THE KELLY BROTHERS Prayer For Tomorrow / THE SILVER QUINTETTE Sinner’s Crossroads / THE STAPLE SINGERS Uncloudy Day / THE SWAN SILVERTONES Sinner Man / THE STAPLE SINGERS Let Me Ride (Swing Down Chariot) / THE HARMONIZING FOUR Motherless Child / THE MIGHTY SKYLIGHTS If Jesus Came To Your House / THE INTERNS The Road Home / THE SWAN SILVERTONES Oh Mary, Don’t You Weep / THE ORIGINAL FIVE BLIND BOYS OF MISSISSIPPI Leave You In The Hands Of The Lord / THE STAPLE SINGERS So Soon / THE FRIENDLY BROTHERS Operator / THE HIGHWAY QCs God Has Not Promised / THE HARMONIZING FOUR Wade In The Water / THE CARAVANS What Will Tomorrow Bring? / THE ORIGINAL FIVE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA I Can See Everybody’s Mother / THE WATSON SISTERS He Lives / MARION WILLIAMS & THE STARS OF FAITH Surely God Is Able / THE HIGHWAY QCs Walk With Me / DOROTHY LOVE COATES & THE GOSPEL HARMONETTES Camp Meeting / THE ORIGINAL BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA I’m Journeying On / THE ORIGINAL FIVE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA Precious Lord / THE ARGO GOSPEL SINGERS Jesus Is The Answer / THE SWAN SILVERTONES Nobody But You
Disc Seven: Shook Up Over You • Soul Stirrers & Shakers
Disc Ten: Juggin’ Around • Hot & Cool Jazz Gems
WADE FLEMONS At The Party / MARIE GLADNESS Cops And Robbers / WADE FLEMONS Welcome Stranger / NANCY LOVE As Sure As I Live / DEE CLARK Dance On Little Girl / NANCY LOVE Baby, I’m Not Over You Yet / NANCY LOVE It’s Really Real / GENE CHANDLER Tear For Tear / GIL HAMILTON Move And Groove / JERRY BUTLER Whatever You Want / DEE CLARK Shook Up Over You / THE PYRAMIDS Shakin’ Fit / BROWLEY GUY Do Somethin’ Baby / YVONNE CARROLL Please Don’t Go / JERRY BUTLER I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore / BETTY EVERETT It Hurts To Be In Love / BARRETT STRONG Make Up Your Mind / BARRETT STRONG Gonna Take A Journey / JERRY BUTLET & BETTY EVERETT Ain’t That Loving You Baby / THE DAYLIGHTERS Whisper Of The Wind / THE DAYLIGHTERS Here Alone / THE RIVINGTONS I Love You Always / THE
WAYNE SHORTER Mack The Knife / LEE MORGAN Just In Time / WYNTON KELLY Joe’s Avenue / VICTOR FELDMAN On Green Dolphin Street / FRANK STROZIER Runnin’ / THE LEROY VINNEGAR TRIO Doing That Thing (Double Stopping) / ANN RICHARDS & THE BILL MARX TRIO I Only Have Eyes For You [Live] / EDDIE HARRIS Whispering Bossa Nove / CANNONBALL ADDERLEY & PAUL CHAMBERS I Got Rhythm / THE BILL MARX TRIO Streets Of Laredo / MJT+3 Love For Sale / IRA SULLIVAN & THE CHICAGO JAZZ QUINTET Love Letters [Live] / BUDDY DE FRANCO & ART BLAKEY Cousin Mary / THE EDDIE HIGGINS TRIO Zarac, The Evil One / THE LOUIS HAYES QUINTET featuring YUSEF LATEEF Hazing / THE YOUNG LIONS Fat Lady / BENNIE GREEN & GENE AMMONS Juggin’ Around
Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Gospel
VEE-JAY RECORDS PRESENTS THE BLUES SNAX 629 CD
The historic compilation from Chicago’s Vee-Jay Records which in 1961 introduced the Blues to so many new followers in the UK. Now in an expanded 2CD mediabook with many other great tracks from Vee-Jay. Disc One: The Blues PRISCILLA BOWMAN WITH JAY McSHANN Hands Off / JIMMY REED You Don’t Have To Go / ROSCO GORDON Just A Little Bit / JOHN LEE HOOKER Dimples / GENE ALLISON You Can Make It If You Try / JIMMY REED Ain’t That Lovin You Baby / BILLY BOY ARNOLD I Wish You Would / MEMPHIS SLIM Messin’ Around / J.B. LENOIR Do What I Say / HAROLD BURRAGE Cryin’ For My Baby / ELMORE JAMES & HIS BROOMDUSTERS Coming Home / JIMMY WITHERSPOON Kansas City Disc Two: Bonus tracks JIMMY REED Shame Shame Shame / JOHN LEE HOOKER Boogie Chillun / BILLY BOY ARNOLD I Ain’t Got You / JIMMY REED Honest I Do / BILLY ‘THE KID’ EMERSON Every Woman I Know / ELMORE JAMES & HIS BROOMDUSTERS The Twelve Year Old Boy / JIMMY REED Bright Lights Big City / BOBBY PARKER Blues Get Off My Shoulder / ROSCO GORDON No More Doggin’ / MEMPHIS SLIM Steppin’ Out / ELMORE JAMES & HIS BROOMDUSTERS Take Me Where You Go / JOHN LEE HOOKER Boom Boom / ELMORE JAMES & HIS BROOMDUSTERS It Hurts Me Too / EDDIE TAYLOR Bad Boy / JIMMY REED Go On To School / BILLY BOY ARNOLD Don’t Stay Out All Night / JIMMY REED Hush Hush / EDDIE TAYLOR Ride ’Em On Down / JIMMY REED Big Boss Man / EDDIE TAYLOR Big Town Playboy / JIMMY REED Take Out Some Insurance
“The Blues can rightly claim to have been one of the first and most influential compilations to reach these shores. It proved to be a catalyst for the British Blues boom, inspiring the likes of Jagger, Burden, Clapton and Korner. Now available as a two-disc set, the first features the original twelve track compilation of Vee-Jay’s biggest blues hits of the time by artists such as JB Lenoir, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Witherspoon and Elmore James, while the second contains a further twenty-two well-known tracks from their vaults. All thirty-four tracks represent top quality blues, performed by the best artists of the period.”
ROCK ’N’ REEL
Country & Americana
Country & Americana
‘‘Get rhythm, get to the source... an American classic.’’ 9/10 CLASSIC ROCK
JOHNNY CASH The Complete Sun Masters SNAJ 741 CDX
3CD clambox set containing every surviving master Cash recorded for Sun Records, plus bonus alternate and undubbed versions and demos with a 32-page booklet. Disc One: Folsom Prison Blues / Hey! Porter / Cry, Cry, Cry / So Doggone Lonesome / I Walk The Line / Get Rhythm / My Treasure / There You Go / Train Of Love / Wide Open Road [Re-Recording] / Goodbye, Little Darlin’ / Luther Played The Boogie / Mean Eyed Cat / I Love You Because / Port Of Lonely Hearts / Folsom Prison Blues [Overdubbed] / I Walk The Line [Overdubbed] / Two Timin’ Woman / Goodnight Irene [Overdubbed] / You’re My Baby / Cry, Cry, Cry [Alt.] / Wide Open Road [Original] / My Treasure [Alt.] / Rock’n’Roll Ruby [Demo] / You’re My Baby [Undubbed] / One More Ride [Incomplete] / Brakeman’s Blues [Incomplete] / Wide Open Road [Demo] / Get Rhythm [Microphone check] / Folsom Prison Blues [Alt.] / I Love You Because [Undubbed] / I Walk The Line [Alt.] / Two Timin’ Woman [Alt.] / Goodnight Irene [Undubbed] Disc Two: Big River / Home Of The Blues / Next In Line / Straight A’s In Love / Don’t Make Me Go / Oh, Lonesome Me / Give My Love To Rose [Undubbed] / Come In Stranger / Guess Things Happen That Way / Ballad Of A Teenage Queen / Remember Me (I’m The One Who Loves You) / Country Boy / Rock Island Line / Doin’ My Time / The Wreck Of The Old ’97 / I Was There When It Happened / I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow / If The Good Lord’s Willing / Next In Line [Overdubbed] / Belshazar [Overdubbed] / Always Alone / I Couldn’t Keep From Crying / The Wreck Of The Old ’97 / Give My Love To Rose [Overdubbed] / Belshazar [Undubbed] / Country Boy [Demo] / Leave That Junk Alone [Demo] / Big River [Alt. with false start] / Don’t Make Me Go [Alt.] / Ballad Of A Teenage Queen [Alt.] / Doin’ My Time [Alt.] / I Was There When It Happened [Alt.] / If The Good Lord’s Willing [Alt.]
Disc Three: Blue Train / Born To Lose / Thanks A Lot / Katy Too / It’s Just About Time / The Ways Of A Woman In Love / Life Goes On / You Tell Me / I Forgot To Remember To Forget / I Just Thought You’d Like To Know / You’re The Nearest Thing To Heaven / Sugartime / The Story Of A Broken Heart / Down The Street To 301 / New Mexico [Overdubbed] /I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) / Hey, Good Lookin’ / You Win Again / I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You / Cold, Cold, Heart / Fool’s Hall
Of Fame / New Mexico [Undubbed] / It’s Just About Time [Alt.] / I Forgot To Remember To Forget [Incomplete Alt.] / I Just Thought You’d Like To Know [Undubbed] / You’re The Nearest Thing To Heaven [Undubbed] / Sugartime [Alt.] / The Story Of A Broken Heart [Alt. with false starts & studio chat] / Down The Street To 301 [Alt.] / I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) [Undubbed] / Hey, Good Lookin’ [Undubbed] / You Win Again [Undubbed] / I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You [Undubbed]
Country & Americana “Enjoy a first class compilation, showcasing a great duo that deserved to be more than just a footnote to the Sun sound.” UK ROCK
THE MILLER SISTERS
The Original Sun Sound Of Johnny Cash / All Aboard The Blue Train with Johnny Cash
Got You On My Mind
SNAP 285 CD 34 original tracks on one CD, being two original Sun albums from 1962 and 1964 plus a further ten tracks from Johnny Cash sings Hank Williams. The Original Sun Sound Of Johnny Cash Always Alone / Country Boy / Goodnight Irene / Wide Open Road / Thanks A Lot / Big River / Belshazah / Born To Lose / New Mexico / I Forgot To Remember To Forget / Two Timin’ Woman / The Story Of A Broken Heart All Aboard The Blue Train With Johnny Cash Blue Train / There You Go / Train Of Love / Goodbye, Little Darlin’ / I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow / Come In Stranger / Rock Island Line / Give My Love To Rose [Overdubbed] / Hey! Porter / Folsom Prison Blues [Overdubbed] / The Wreck Of The Old ’97 / So Doggone Lonesome Bonus tracks from Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams I Can’t Help It / You Win Again / Hey, Good Lookin’ / I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You / Next In Line / Straight A’s In Love / Folsom Prison Blues [Overdubbed] / I Walk The Line [Overdubbed] / I Love You Because / Mean Eyed Cat
SNAM 952 CD Showcasing the distaff side of Sun Records this is the definitive Miller Sisters collection. Includes all of the celebrated duo’s released material plus a selection of alternate takes, other artists’ recordings and a Miller Trio track. Not to be confused with the same-named New York quintet, The Miller Sisters were in fact sisters-in-law Elsie Jo Wages-Miller and Mildred “Millie” Miller, a Mississippi duo whose breath-taking close vocal harmonies saw them record not only in their own right for Sam Phillips’ label, but also grace the recordings of other Sun notables. Jo was married to guitarist Roy Miller, Millie’s brother, and initially they performed as The Miller Trio in and around the Memphis area. The next stage in the evolution of C&W thrushes, theirs was a sound carved out in the honky-tonks of the South where traditional Country sentiment was beginning to give way to a harder edged rockin’ sound. Blending their voices with seemingly effortless perfection, Phillips saw in the girls an opportunity to emulate The Davis Sisters’ success, and the first of three singles, ‘Someday You Will Pay’ b/w ‘You Didn’t Think I Would’, was released in Spring 1955. Two further discs followed, including the ever-popular ‘Ten Cats Down’, a fine example of Sun’s mid50s femme rocker sound. They can also be heard performing background vocals on Glenn Honeycutt and Cast King’s recordings, as well as a demo by Gene Simmons - credited with introducing them into the Sun fold - all tracks which are included on this compilation. Someday You Will Pay / You Didn’t Think I Would / There’s No Right Way To Do Me Wrong / You Can Tell Me / Ten Cats Down / Finders Keepers / It Only Hurts For A Little While / Woody / Look What You’ve Done To My Heart / Got You On My Mind / I Know I Can’t Forget You (But I’ll Try) / You Can’t Break The Chains Of Love [Alt.] / My Isle Of Golden Dreams / GENE SIMMONS If I’m Not Wanted [Version 1] / GLENN HONEYCUTT I’ll Be Around / GLENN HONEYCUTT I’ll Wait Forever / CAST KING/ The Miller Sisters Can’t Find Time To Pray / CAST KING/The Miller Sisters Like A Weed In The Garden / THE MILLER TRIO Don’t Let Me Down / Ten Cats Down [Alt. 1] / Finders Keepers [Alt.] / Studio Chatter / Woody / Got You On My Mind [Alt.] / I Know I Can’t Forget You (But I’ll Try) [Alt.] / Look What You've Done To My Heart [Alt.] / You Can’t Break The Chains Of Love / Ten Cats Down [Alt.]
Country & Americana JEANNIE C. RILEY Harper Valley P.T.A. - The Plantation Years 1968-70 [2CD] CHARLY 656 X
Very few artists achieve a multi-million-selling, No.1 record with their first release, but that’s what happened to Jeannie C. Riley. The original bouffant-haired, miniskirted, knee-length-booted, sassy Country siren, she subsequently lived out the role of the Widow Johnson as depicted in her worldwide smash hit record, Tom T. Hall’s controversial ‘Harper Valley P.T.A.’. Indeed, Jeannie broke the mould, becoming famous as much for her appearance and sex appeal as for her singing, as she challenged the female Country singers' traditional, ultra-conservative ‘wholesome family image’ of long gingham dresses and frilly cuffs (ironically, a look which she herself would have preferred). Over the years her records have gradually disappeared and have often been hard to find on CD; this unique compilation redresses the balance. This 2CD set comprises her first five LPs - Harper Valley P.T.A., Yearbooks And Yesterdays, Things Go Better With Love, Country Girl and The Generation Gap - in their entirety, plus a rare, non-album B-side. Featuring ten U.S. Country chart hits, including the multi-million selling, crossover Pop No.1, ‘Harper Valley P.T.A.’, this body of work is notoriously difficult to find on CD; many of these sides are making their CD debuts herein. Disc One: Harper Valley P.T.A. Harper Valley P.T.A. / Widow Jones / No Brass Band / Mr. Harper / Run Jeannie Run / Shed Me No Tears / The Cotton Patch / Sippin’ Shirley Thompson / The Little Town Square / The Ballad Of Louise / Satan Place Bonus track Yesterday All Day Long Today Yearbooks And Yesterdays Yearbooks And Yesterdays / What Was Her Name / Edna Burgoo / My Scrapbook / The Part Of Honey / Whatever Happened To Charlie Brown / The Girl Most Likely / Back To School / That’s How It Is With Him And Me / Teardrops On Page Forty-Three / Box Of Memories / A Taste Of Tears Things Go Better With Love The Rib / Sunday After Church / The Artist / I’m Only A Woman
Disc Two: Things Go Better With Love [cont’d] A Real Woman / There Never Was A Time / Things Go Better With Love / I’m The Woman / The Wedding Cake / Thin Ribbon Of Smoke / Our Minnie / The Back Side Of Dallas Country Girl Country Girl / A Change Of Heart / Am I That Easy To Forget / That’s A No-No / We Were Raised On Love / I Almost Called Your Name / Darling Days / Wish You Were Here / Your Old Love Letters / I Love Him / Wherever You Are The Generation Gap The Generation Gap / Fine Feathered Friend / Words, Names, Faces / My Man / He Made A Woman Out Of Me / Duty, Not Desire / Games People Play / Darkness Falls / Holdin’ On / Okie From Muskogee / To The Other Woman
“Harper Valley P.T.A. The Plantation Recordings is the most thorough collection to date of Riley’s most fruitful period, and restores a number of rare sides to her catalog.”
MARK DEMING, ALLMUSIC.COM
Country & Americana TOWNES VAN ZANDT Townes Van Zandt’s body of work has continued to grow in stature since his death, and latterly there has been a huge revival of interest in his records. He recorded eleven studio albums and a half-dozen or so live albums during his truncated career. Our reissue programme presents the best of these on 180-gram vinyl and also in deluxe CD mediabook form. Often referred to as “The Best Songwriter In The World” (an epithet foisted upon him by Steve Earle), singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt (1944-1997) was once described by the LA Times as “A cross between Woody Guthrie and Leonard Cohen”. However, despite his passionately-loyal (albeit minuscule) fanbase, legendary status and unconditional peer group approval, Van Zandt achieved virtually no commercial success with his own records during his lifetime, and he never recorded for a major label. “Tortured”, “misunderstood”, “tragic”, “self-destructive”, “dangerous”, “erratic” - living a life that was once described as ‘classic Southern Gothic’, Townes Van Zandt was all of these things and more. Among others, his songs have also been covered by Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Robert Krauss, Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, Hoyt Axton, Ricky Skaggs, Nancy Griffith and countless more. Indeed, his remains one of the more remarkable songwriting legacies in 20th Century Americana.
Texas Troubadour SNAJ 729 CD A definitive tribute to the great Texan singer songwriter. Four discs capture all of his seven solo albums for the Poppy and Tomato labels recorded between 1968 and 1978, plus additional live tracks. No less than eighty two timeless tracks with a full colour 52-page booklet. Disc One: For The Sake Of The Song / Tecumseh Valley / Many A Fine Lady / Quicksilver Daydreams Of Maria / Waitin’ Around To Die / I’ll Be Here In The Morning / Sad Cinderella / The Velvet Voices / All Your Young Servants / Talkin’ Karate Blues / Sixteen Summers, Fifteen Falls / Be Here To Love Me / Kathleen / She Came And She Touched Me / Like A Summer Thursday / Our Mother The Mountain / Second Lover’s Song / St John The Gambler / Tecumseh / Snake Mountain Blues / My Proud Mountains / Why She’s Acting This Way
Disc Two: For The Sake Of The Song / Columbine / Waitin’ Around To Die / Don’t Take It Too Bad / Colorado Girl / Lungs / I’ll Be Here In The Morning / Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel / (Quicksilver Daydreams Of) Maria / None But The Rain / F.F.V.; Delta Momma Blues / Only Him Or Me / Turnstyled, Junkpiled / Tower Song / Come Tomorrow / Brand New Companion / Where I Lead Me / Rake 20. Nothin’
Disc Four: Loretta / No Place To Fall / Flyin’ Shoes / Who Do You Love / When She Don’t Need Me / Dollar Bill Blues / Rex’s Blues / Pueblo Waltz / Brother Flower / Snake Song / The Spider Song / Upon My Soul / Buckskin Stallion Blues / At My Window / Two Girls / Fraternity Blues / White Freight Liner Blues / Talking Thunderbird Blues / Nine Pound Hammer / Chauffeur’s Blues / Cocaine Blues / Only Him Or Me
Disc Three: Two Hands / You Are Not Needed Now / Greensboro Woman / Highway Kind / Standin’ / No Deal / To Live Is To Fly / When He Offers His Hand / Mr Mudd And Mr Gold / Blue Ridge Mountains / High, Low And In Between / No Lonesome Tune / Sad Cinderella / German Mustard (A Clapalong) / Don’t Let The Sunshine Fool Ya’ / Honky Tonkin’ / Snow Don’t Fall / Fraulein / Pancho And Lefty / If I Needed You / Silver Ships Of Andilar / Heavenly Houseboat Blues
‘A worthy document of one of America’s greatest cult heroes, packaged with admirable care and attention ... a fitting introduction to a much underrated artist.’ RECORD COLLECTOR
Country & Americana TOWNES VAN ZANDT For The Sake Of The Song / Our Mother The Mountain [2CD] CHARLY X 674
Produced by former Sun Records legend Cowboy Jack Clement and recorded in Nashville, in the fall of 1968, For The Sake Of The Song was Townes’ debut album. It appeared on the tiny Poppy label, owned by Van Zandt’s manager, Kevin Eggers; however, it received no marketing support and subsequently achieved no commercial success. Moreover, in an endeavour to present Townes as a wholly contemporary performer, it tried to encompass Folk, Country and Baroque Rock - Van Zandt himself later described the album as “Underground Country” - and as a result it was sometimes criticised as having been ‘over-produced’. But in spite of its commercial feel, the songs shine through and Townes’ own vocals and acoustic guitar can readily be heard to good effect. Three of the album’s strongest numbers - the title track, ‘Tecumseh Valley’ and the chilling ‘Waitin’ Around To Die’ - would remain in his repertoire throughout his life, the latter attracting more than twenty cover versions. Van Zandt’s second album, Our Mother The Mountain is widely acknowledged as his first classic. Recorded in California in the Spring of 1969, once again produced by Jack Clement, it featured a stellar cast of West Coast session musos, notably James Burton, Charlie McCoy, Don “Richie” Frost and Don Randi. Also released on Egger’s chronically under-funded Poppy label, it once again received no marketing support and was subsequently doomed to cult status, making minimal commercial impact. However, this time around the arrangements and production values complemented the songs pretty much perfectly, and the album was critically well-received. Standouts were the much-covered title track; Townes’ epic re-recording of ‘Tecumseh Valley’ from his first LP which added a couple more verses and took it at a slower, more melancholic pace; ‘Second Lover’s Song’; ‘Kathleen’ and ‘Be Here To Love Me’, the latter two titles also attracting plenty of cover versions.
Disc One: For The Sake Of The Song For The Sake Of The Song/ Tecumseh Valley / Many A Fine Lady / (Quicksilver Daydreams Of) Maria / Waitin’ Around To Die / I’ll Be Here In The Morning / Sad Cinderella / The Velvet Voices / All Your Young Servants / Talkin’ Karate Blues / Sixteen Summers, Fifteen Falls
Disc Two: Our Mother The Mountain Be Here To Love Me / Kathleen / She Came And She Touched Me / Like A Summer Thursday / Our Mother The Mountain / Second Lover’s Song / Saint John The Gambler / Tecumseh / Snake Mountain Blues / My Proud Mountains / Why She’s Acting This Way
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TOWNES VAN ZANDT
TOWNES VAN ZANDT
TOWNES VAN ZANDT
For The Sake Of The Song [LP]
Our Mother The Mountain [LP]
Legend - The Very Best Of [2CD]
CHARLY L 139 Van Zandt’s 1968 debut for Poppy Records recorded in Nashville with producer Jack Clement. Side One: For The Sake Of The Song / Tecumseh Valley / Many A Fine Lady / (Quicksilver Daydreams Of) Maria / Waitin’ Around To Die Side Two: I’ll Be Here In The Morning / Sad Cinderella / The Velvet Voices / All Your Young Servants / Talkin’ Karate Blues / Sixteen Summers, Fifteen Falls
CHARLY L 157 Van Zandt’s second album, Our Mother The Mountain is widely acknowledged as his first classic. Recorded in California in the Spring of 1969 and once again produced by Jack Clement, it featured a stellar cast of West Coast session musicians, notably James Burton, Charlie McCoy, Don “Richie” Frost and Don Randi. Side One: Be Here To Love Me / Kathleen / She Came And She Touched Me / Like A Summer Thursday / Our Mother The Mountain / Second Lover’s Song Side Two: St. John The Gambler / Tecumseh Valley / Snake Mountain Blues / My Proud Mountains / Why She’s Acting This Way
SNAD 557 CD A comprehensive collection showcasing the songwriting genius of Townes Van Zandt. The cream of his recordings for the Poppy and Tomato labels, alongside six duets with country legends such as Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and Freddy Fender. Disc One: If I Needed You / Pancho And Lefty / Snow Don’t Fall / No Lonesome Tune / Silver Ships Of Andilar / Heavenly Houseboat Blues / Be Here To Love Me / Kathleen / Snake Mountain Blues / St. John The Gambler / Our Mother The Mountain / For The Sake Of The Song / None But The Rain / Waiting Around To Die / Lungs / Colorado Girl / I’ll Be Here In The Morning / Nothin’ / Tower Song / Come Tomorrow. Bonus Duets Marie (with Willie Nelson) / Pancho And Lefty (with Freddy Fender) / If I Needed You (with Emmylou Harris) Disc Two: Turnstyled, Junkpiled / Brand New Companion / Delta Moma Blues / No Deal / You Are Not Needed Now / Highway Kind / To Live Is To Fly / Mr. Mudd And Mr. Gold / High, Low And In-Between / Loretta / No Place To Fall / Flyin’ Shoes / Who Do You Love / When She Don’t Need Me / Snake Song / Fraternity Blues (Live) / Tecumseh Valley (Live) / Cocaine Blues (Live) / White Freight Liner Blues (Live) / Only Him Or Me (Live) Bonus Duets Brother Flower (with Kimmie Rhodes) / Two Girls (with Doug Sahm) / At My Window (with Kathy Mattea)
Country & Americana “This finds the troubled singer-songwriter with just a guitar and 100 sweating Texans for company. Classics like ‘Pancho And Lefty’, ‘Kathleen’ and ‘Tecumseh Valley’ are essayed with shimmering poignancy, this can only add to the legend.” Q MAGAZINE “Amazing to hear the rapport he commands with his guitar and songbook.”
MAX BELL, RECORD COLLECTOR “... the type of hard-hitting autobiography that ensured TVZ was revered among the country outlaw crowd.”
MAX BELL, RECORD COLLECTOR
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TOWNES VAN ZANDT
Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas [2LP]
Townes Van Zandt [LP]
CHARLY L 125 Townes’ first live album recorded at one of his regular haunts over five days in July 1973. Universally acclaimed as the definitive Townes Van Zandt live statement, it catches the essence of the great singer songwriter, armed only with his guitar, playing the cream of his own compositions and a handful of covers. Side One: Announcement / Pancho And Lefty / Mr. Mudd And Mr. Gold / Don’t Take It Too Bad / Two Girls / Fraternity Blues / If I Needed You
CHARLY L 124 The artist’s third album, from 1970, recorded at Bradley’s Barn in Nashville. Side One: For The Sake Of The Song / Columbine / Waitin’ Around To Die / Don’t Take It Too Bad / Colorado Girl Side Two: Lungs / I’ll Be Here In The Morning / Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel / (Quicksilver Daydreams Of) Maria / None But The Rain
Side Two: Brand New Companion / White Freightliner Blues / To Live Is To Fly / She Came And She Touched Me / Talking Thunderbird Blues / Rex’s Blues / Nine Pound Hammer Side Three: For The Sake Of The Song / Chaffeur’s Blues / No Place To Fall / Loretta / Kathleen / Why She’s Acting This Way Side Four: Cocaine Blues / Who Do You Love / Tower Song / Waiting ’round To Die / Tecumseh Valley / Lungs / Only Him Or Me
Country & Americana TRUCK STOP SWEETHEARTS & C.B. SAVAGES The Plantation Records Story 1968-1981 [2CD] CHARLY 657 X
Plantation Records was launched in 1968 by Shelby Singleton, the entrepreneurial former head of Mercury and Smash Records, and a celebrated record industry maverick. Essentially a dedicated Country label, with a strong emphasis on novelty and idiosyncratic recordings, Plantation is remembered primarily for its biggest hit, Jeannie C. Riley’s multi-million selling ‘Harper Valley P.T.A.’, which topped both the U.S. Pop and Country charts. The label registered a further three dozen or so chart entries, by artists like David Wilkins, Dee Mullins, Linda Martell, Sleepy LaBeef, John Wesley Ryles, Rita Remington, Webb Pierce, Bobby Hood and Patti Page, whilst non-charting artists included Ray Pillow, Rex Allen Jr, Jimmie Dale & The Flatlanders, Lois Ann Struck, Hank Locklin, Gordon Terry, Jimmy C. Newman, Barbara Eden, Roy Drusky and Leroy Van Dyke. These fifty tracks present the very best of Plantation’s singles output, including 23 US Country hits in a deluxe 2CD mediabook edtion with a 16-page booklet. The set features the label’s four million-sellers: Jeannie C. Riley’s sassy ‘Harper Valley P.T.A.’, Harlow Wilcox’s guitar instro ‘Groovy Grubworm’, C-Company featuring Terry Nelson’s controversial ‘Battle Hymn Of Lt. Calley’ and Rod Hart’s bizarre gay truckers’ anthem ‘C.B. Savage’. Very little of this material has previously been reissued, in any format, and many of these sides make their CD debuts on this set. Disc One: NEIL RAY Big Fanny / JEANNIE C. RILEY Harper Valley P.T.A. / MARCIE DICKERSON (I Wanta Be) A Truck Driver’s Sweetheart / DAVID WILKINS (Just) Blow In His Ear / JEANNIE C. RILEY There Never Was A Time / DEE MULLINS The Big Man / LINDA MARTELL Color Him Father / HARLOW WILCOX & THE OAKIES Groovy Grubworm / DEE MULLINS Guilt Box / LINDA MARTELL Before The Next Teardrop Falls / RAY PILLOW It Takes All Kinds Of People / CLARK BENTLEY The Ballad Of Archie Who? / JEANNIE C. RILEY Country Girl / LINDA MARTELL Bad Case Of The Blues / DAVID WILKINS Put A Little Loving On Me / ROBBIE HARDEN The Service / HARLOW WILCOX & THE OAKIES Cripple Cricket / COLONEL TEX HERRING Sold To The Highest Bidder / DEE MULLINS Remember Bethlehem / JEANNIE C. RILEY Oh, Singer / C. COMPANY feat.Terry Nelson Battle Hymn Of Lt. Calley / SLEEPY LaBEEF Blackland Farmer / JOHNNY CREDIT Hello, I’m Johnny Credit / JEANNIE C. RILEY Roses And Thorns / JOHN WESLEY RYLES Reconsider Me
Disc Two: REX ALLEN JR. I Honky Tonked All The Way Back Home / THE FLATLANDERS Dallas / SANDY COOPER Sweetheart / RITA REMINGTON I’ve Never Been This Far Before / RUSTY ADAMS Hippie From Mississippi / LOIS ANN STRUCK Thinkin’ On You / WEBB PIERCE The Good Lord Giveth (And Uncle Sam Taketh Away) / BEN DAVIDSON-HEWITT Border City Call Girl / HANK LOCKLIN These Arms You Push Away / WEBB PIERCE I’ve Got Leaving On My Mind / JAMES O’GWYNN One Night Gone / ROD HART C.B. Savage / GORDON TERRY & THE TENNESSEE GUITARS Orange Blossom Special / JIMMY C. NEWMAN Alligator Man / RUFUS THIBODEAUX & CAJUN BRASS Blueberry Hill / CHARLIE WALKER ‘T’ For Texas / BOBBY HOOD Come On In / MURRY KELLUM Memphis Sun / BARBARA EDEN Widow Jones / JIMMY C. NEWMAN Sugar Bee / ROY DRUSKY The Last Farewell / LEROY VAN DYKE Don’t Bite The Hand That’s Feeding You / PATTI PAGE No Aces / PATTI PAGE On The Inside / RITA REMINGTON & THE SMOKEY VALLEY SYMPHONY Don’t We Belong In Love?
“... this fascinating 50-track set amounts to a sort of goofy alternative universe to the one that was operating in Nashville during this time, a sort of lost history, if you will, and a fun and endearing testament to the delightfully skewed vision of Shelby Singleton.”
STEVE LEGGETT, ALLMUSIC.COM
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Funk, Soul & Rap JERRY BUTLER The Singles [2CD] CHARLY 668 X
With a career spanning more than four decades, singer/ songwriter Jerry Butler rightly deserves his place in the pantheon of Chicago greats. Blessed with one of Soul music’s most distinguished voices, The Iceman has earned the admiration of peers and fans alike thanks to his smooth delivery and suave demeanour. For the first time on one deluxe 2CD set, this hit-laden 56-track package gathers together all of Butler’s Vee-Jay solo singles and reveals not only a consummate artist, but one with a superb instinct for spotting and nurturing great songwriting talent. Born in Sunflower, MS, Butler relocated to Chicago as a child and began singing in church alongside friend and future collaborator Curtis Mayfield. As teenagers the pair joined brothers Arthur and Richard Brooks and their friend Sam Gooden to form The Roosters vocal group. Changing their name to The Impressions they registered their first hit in 1958 with Butler’s self-penned ‘For Your Precious Love’ on the VeeJay affiliate Abner, and shortly thereafter Butler left to pursue a solo career. Butler’s career flourished at Vee-Jay where he enjoyed ten US R&B Top 30 chart placings (including the No.1 ‘He Will Break Your Heart’) and sixteen US Hot 100 hits, among them stunning duets with labelmate Betty Everett (‘Let It Be Me’, ‘Smile’) all of which are included here. Adept at both ballads and up tempo numbers, Butler was the first to record ‘Moon River’ and had the pick of material by then up-and-coming writers such as Mayfield, Randy Newman and Van McCoy. Complete with a fully annotated, richly illustrated booklet, The Singles comprises all of Jerry Butler’s commercially released Vee-Jay 45rpms 1959-66 A and B-sides, plus bonus tracks on which he duets with Betty Everett.
Disc One: Lost / One By One / Rainbow Valley / Hold Me, My Darling / I Was Wrong / Couldn’t Go To Sleep / A Lonely Soldier / I Found A Love / He Will Break Your Heart / Thanks To You / Silent Night / O, Holy Night / Find Another Girl / When Trouble Calls / I’m A-telling You / I See A Fool / Moon River / Aware Of Love / Isle Of Sirens / Chi Town / Make It Easy On Yourself / It’s Too Late / You Can Run (But You Can’t Hide) / I’m The One Who Loves You / The Wishing Star (Theme From The Film Taras Bulba) / You Go Right Through Me / You Won’t Be Sorry / Whatever You Want
Disc Two: Strawberries / I Almost Lost My Mind / Where’s The Girl? / How Beautifully You Lie / Just A Little Bit / Woman With Soul / Need To Belong / Give Me Your Love / Giving Up On Love / I`ve Been Trying / I Stand Accused / I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore / Let It Be Me [duet with Betty Everett] / Ain’t That Loving You, Baby? / Love Is Strange [duet with Betty Everett] / Since I Don`t Have You [duet with Betty Everett] / Just Be True [duet with Betty Everett] / Fever [duet with Betty Everett] / The Way You Do The Things You Do [duet with Betty Everett] / I Can`t Stand To See You Cry / Nobody Needs Your Love (More Than I Do) / Just For You / Believe In Me / Give It Up / For Your Precious Love [1966 recording]
Funk, Soul & Rap “A great compilation celebrates Alvin Cash’s dance craze hits. Put together by Bob Fisher with comprehensive liner notes from Chicago soul expert Robert Pruter and stylish packaging from Joe Boy’s Glenn Gunton, this 2-CD package will not only stand out among your CD collection but it’ll have you throwing shapes with renewed abandon on the dance floor.”
ALVIN CASH Windy City Workout – The Essential Dance Craze Hits & Rarities 1964-73 [2CD] CHARLY 646 X
Chicago soul music is one of the many regional variations that proved nationally popular during the 1960s and this unique collection celebrates one of the city’s many stars Alvin Cash. An often overlooked sub-genre is the almost never-ending stream of dance craze records which caught the national imagination, and Alvin Cash was among the leading exponents. Windy City Workout is the first ever legitimate CD release devoted entirely to Cash’s recordings. Disc One opens with his sole album release Twine Time, named after his biggest hit, and continues into Disc Two with all of his single releases in chronological order. This deluxe memorabilia-laden package features notes from the eminent Chicago blues and soul expert Robert Pruter, and the track listing denotes all the chart placings he secured on America’s pop and R&B charts. Cash’s recordings for Mar-V-Lus, Toddlin’ Town, Seventy-Seven and Sound Stage Seven are all included. Also featured are three tracks which only ever appeared on the now ultra-rare Toddlin’ Town LP, Wilson Pickett’s ‘Funky Broadway’ and two Arthur Conley hits, ‘Funky Street’ and ‘People Sure Act Funny’. This carefully compiled 2CD set is the first comprehensive retrospective of his work and is testimony to the power of dance music; get up and get down is all you can really do to this collection.
Disc One: Shake A Tail Feather / Twine Awhile / Hawk Eye / The Bump / Twine Time / Fool That I Am / The Barracuda / You Shot Me Through The Grease / In Need Of Love / Burn Just A Hair / Shake / Do It One More Time / Un-Wind The Twine / The Penguin (Tuxedo Bird) / Boston Monkey / The Philly Freeze / No Deposit - No Return / Alvin’s Boo-Ga-Loo / Let’s Do Some Good Timing
Disc Two: Feel So Good / Doin’ The Ali Shuffle / Diff’rent Stroke For Diff’rent Folks / The Charge / Whip It On Me / Alvin’s Bag (aka Funky Bag) / Keep On Dancing Part 1 / Keep On Dancing - Part 2 / Funky ’69 / Moaning And Groaning / Poppin’ Popcorn - Part 1 / Poppin’ Popcorn - Part 2 / People Sure Act Funny / Funky Street / Funky Broadway / Alvin’s Doin’ His Thing / It’s Party (Party Time) / Doin’ The Creep / I Don’t Want It (If It Don’t Look Good) / Funky Washing Machine
Tracks 1-3, 6, 8-12, 16-19: Alvin Cash & The Registers / Tracks 4, 5, 7, 13 & 14: Alvin Cash & The Crawlers / Track 15: Alvin Cash
Tracks 1-3: Alvin Cash & The Registers / Track 4: Alvin Cash featuring The Registers / Tracks 5 & 6, 9-17, 19 & 20: Alvin Cash / Tracks 7 & 8: Alvin Cash with The Scott Brothers Orchestra / Track 18: Alvin Cash & The Hundred Dollar Bills
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The Duke Of Earl [LP]
Duke Of Earl The Very Best Of The Vee-Jay Years
It’s Not Unusual [LP]
CHARLY 119 L Chandler’s only Vee-Jay long-player (and one of the very few to chart for the label), the stereo edition of The Duke Of Earl has long been a sought after rarity owing to the small quantity pressed at the time. Subsequent Vee-Jay reissues may have purported to be in “Stereophonic” sound but were in truth mono pressings packaged as stereo. Moreover, whilst disparate stereo cuts have emerged on CD since the 1990s, the sound quality has tended to be variable at best. Released to mark the 60th Anniversary of legendary Chicago independent label Vee-Jay, Charly are pleased to present The Duke Of Earl in glorious stereo on vinyl for the first time since its original release. Featuring The Dukays, the album includes the hits ‘Duke Of Earl’ and ‘Nite Owl’. Side One: Duke Of Earl / Stand By Me / Festival Of Love / Daddy’s Home / I Wake Up Crying / Turn On Your Love Light Side Two: Nite Owl / I’ll Follow You / Big Lie / Kissin’ In The Kitchen / So Many Ways / Lonely Island
SNAP 228 CD The most comprehensive collection of the great R’n’B singer’s 60s recordings for the legendary Vee-Jay label and its Constellation subsidiary. Gene Chandler has been making consistently fine records for well over forty years, during which he has notched up over forty hits in the US alone, making him one of the most successful R&B/soul singers of all time. A leading purveyor of the Chicago soft soul style, Chandler first shot to prominence in 1961 with his doo-wop inspired mega hit, ‘Duke Of Earl’ - an irresistible gem of early 60s pop-soul lunacy. It topped the U.S. charts for three weeks and sold over a million copies. His best recordings were made in the Sixties for Vee-Jay Records and its Constellation subsidiary and Duke Of Earl comprises 30 highlights from these fruitful years, including several songs written for him by Curtis Mayfield. As well as ‘Duke Of Earl’, it features such other hits as the sumptuous ballad ‘Just Be True’, the sublime ‘Nothing Can Stop Me’- a Northern Soul anthem, plus his fervently-testifying ‘Rainbow ’65’, cut live at Chicago’s Regal Theatre. Duke Of Earl / The Girl’s A Devil / The Big Lie / Nite Owl / Festival Of Love / Kissin’ In The Kitchen / Lonely Island / Stand By Me / Daddy’s Home / I Wake Up Crying / Turn On Your Love Light / Tear For Tear / You Threw A Lucky Punch / Rainbow / Check Yourself / Baby, That’s Love / Man’s Temptation / It’s No Good For Me / Think Nothing About It / A Song Called Soul / Bless Our Love / Just Be True / What Now / You Can’t Hurt Me No More / Nothing Can Stop Me / Rainbow ’65 (Part 1) / Rainbow ’65 (Part 2) / (Gonna Be) Good Times / Bet You Never Thought It / (I’m Just A) Fool For You
CHARLY 118 L Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the legendary Chicago label Vee-Jay, this Limited Edition release replicates The Dells’ original 1966 album on 180g vinyl. Includes the R&B hit ‘Stay In My Corner’ alongside Jazz and Pop standards. Formed in the Chicago suburb of Harvey in 1952, The Dells were one of the best-loved and longest-lived of all the Rock’n’Roll era vocal groups and, unlike many of their peers, they managed to retain very nearly the same members throughout a six decades-spanning career. Adapting their early sound from street corner harmonies and R&B to more sophisticated supperclub Soul and Jazz. The Dells appeal rested on their ability to weather changing musical tastes. It’s Not Unusual reveals just how broad their repertoire was; released on the cusp of the label’s demise, The Dells had only recently registered an R&B Top 30 hit with ‘Stay In My Corner’ and were touring as Ray Charles’ support act. Side One: It’s Not Unusual / I’ve Got A Woman / Stay In My Corner / Witchcraft / L’il Darling Side Two: My Baby Just Cares For Me / Ev’ry Day I Have The Blues / Let’s Do It Over / What Do We Prove / Jeepers Creepers / Alexander’s Ragtime Band
Funk, Soul & Rap “...all Dorsey’s syncopated rhythmic signatures including ‘Ride Your Pony’, ‘Get Out Of My Life, Woman’, ‘Working In A Coalmine’, plus the Meters-backed ‘Give It Up’.”
RECORD COLLECTOR “Good value 56 track comp”
MOJO LEE DORSEY
Soul Mine The Greatest Hits & More [2CD]
Soul Mine The Greatest Hits [LP]
SNAX 628 CD A definitive tribute to the great New Orleans talent with no less than 56 classic tracks from the 1970s. All the singles, hits and rarities in a 2CD mediabook edition. Disc One: Lottie Mo / Lover Of Love / Oo Na Nay / You Better Tell Her / Great Googa Mooga /As Quiet As It’s Kept / Lonelyology (For Your Love) / Ride Your Pony [Live] / Coca Cola Spot (My Old Car) / Coca Cola Spot (Little Babe) / Occapella / Sneakin’ Sally Thru The Alley / Tears Tears And More Tears / Riverboat Yes We Can / Soul Mine / If I Were A Carpenter / Honest I Do / A Place Where We Can Be Free / Can I Be The One / Night People / Am I That Easy To Forget / Before The Next Teardrop Falls / Ya Ya [Live] / Working In A Coal Mine [Live] / Lottie Mo [Live] / Ride Your Pony [Live] Disc Two: Ya Ya / Do-Re-Me / Eenie Meenie Mini Mo / You Are My Sunshine / When I Meet My Baby / Hoodlum Joe / Messed Around And Fell In Love / Ride Your Pony / Can You Hear Me / Work Work Work / Get Out My Life, Woman / Confusion / Workin’ In The Coal Mine / Holy Cow / Rain Rain Go Away / My Old Car / Can’t Get Away / Go Go Girl / Cynthia / Wonder Woman / Four Corners Pts 1& 2 / I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter / A Lover Was Born / Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On) / Give It Up / What You Want Is What You Get / Freedom For The Stallion / When Can I Come Home / On Your Way Down / God Must Have Blessed America
CHARLY L 155 A mainstay of the New Orleans music scene, Lee Dorsey’s funky and infectious sound was an essential party ingredient during the 60s and 70s. During this time he charted some ten singles, most of which were recorded under the aegis of producer/songwriter Allen Toussaint and often featured funk supremos The Meters. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl, this collection includes a selection of Dorsey’s biggest US singles including ‘Ya Ya’ (R&B No.1), ‘Ride Your Pony’ (R&B No.7), ‘Get Out Of My Life, Woman’ (R&B No.5), ‘Working In The Coalmine’ (R&B No.5) and ‘Holy Cow’ (R&B No.10), alongside other classic tracks plus Toussaint’s signature song ‘Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)’. Side One: Lottie Mo / Ya Ya / Do-Re-Mi / Messed Around (And Fell In Love) / Ride Your Pony / Can You Hear Me? / Get Out Of My Life, Woman / Confusion Side Two: Working In The Coalmine / Holy Cow / Yes We Can - Part 1 / Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On) / Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley / Night People
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BETTY EVERETT It’s In His Kiss - The Very Best Of The Vee-Jay Years SNAP 226 CD Classic cuts for Vee-Jay from 1963 to 1966 from one of the period’s leading stars, plus earlier tracks from Chicago’s One-derful Records. You’re No Good / Chained To Your Love / The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) / Hands Off / It Hurts To Be In Love / Hound Dog / Until You Were Gone / The Prince Of Players / I Need You So / I Can’t Hear You / Let It Be Me (Duet with Jerry Butler) / Love Is Strange (Duet with Jerry Butler) / The Way You Do The Things You Do (Duet with Jerry Butler) / Getting Mighty Crowded / Chained To A Memory / Down In The Country / June Night / I’m Gonna Be Ready / The Real Thin / No Place To Hide / Too Hot To Hold / Trouble Over The Weekend / The Shoe Won’t Fit / With You I Stand / Ain’t That Loving You Baby (Duet with Jerry Butler) / Just Be true (Duet with Jerry Butler) / Smile (Duet with Jerry Butler) / Your Love Is Important To Me / Please Love Me
Funk, Soul & Rap FUNKADELIC
‘‘Over four hours of hot buttered funk for the Parliafunkadicment enthusiast and all top quality too... provides this incredible band with the respect they deserve.’’ RECORD COLLECTOR
Under A Groove SNAJ 726 CD
Masterminded by the larger-than-life figure of George Clinton, Funkadelic was a key component of his influential P-Funk empire. Funkadelic’s unique combination of Rock, Psychedelia and Soul led to the band to crossing over into the pop mainstream and gaining an international following, to become one of the most important groups in the evolution of funk. A 3CD clambox set containing all of the material George Clinton and his funksters recorded for Warner Brothers from 1976 until the demise of the band in 1981. With a 36-page fully illustrated booklet. Disc One: One Nation Under A Groove (1978) One Nation Under A Groove / Groovallegiance / Who Says A Funk Band Can’t Play Rock? / Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The DooDoo Chasers) / Into You / Cholly (Funk Getting Ready To Roll) / Lunchmeataphobia (Think! It Ain’t Illegal Yet) / P.E. Squad/DooDoo Chasers (“Going All-The-Way Off” - Instrumental Version) / Maggot Brain (Live) Disc Two: Hardcore Jollies (1976) & Uncle Jam Wants You (1979) Comin’ Round The Mountain / Smokey / If You Got Funk, You Got Style / Hardcore Jollies / Soul Mate / Cosmic Slop / You Scared The Lovin’ Outta Me / Adolescent Funk / Freak Of The Week / (Not Just) Knee Deep / Uncle Jam / Field Maneuvers / Holly Wants To Go To California / Foot Soldiers (Star Spangled Funky) Disc Three: The Electric Spanking Of War Babies (1981) Electric Spanking Of War Babies / Electro-Cuties / Funk Gets Stronger (Part 1) / Brettino’s Bounce / Funk Gets Stronger (Killer Millimeter Longer Version) She Loves You / Shockwaves / Oh, I / Icka Prick
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The Electric Spanking Of War Babies
The Electric Spanking Of War Babies [LP]
CHARLY X 676 Funkadelic’s critically acclaimed 1981 album plus a bonus instrumental track packaged in a deluxe CD mediabook. The last in a decade-long run of Top 50 R&B albums, The Electric Spanking Of War Babies was the band’s twelfth studio LP and featured several players new to the Funkadelic line-up, notably Sly Stone. With its allusions to the Vietnam War and US imperialism, to paraphrase critic Robert Christgau, Clinton reached “into the disgusting depths of his drug-addled mind” for a project that was destined to court controversy from the start, not least for its uncompromising sleeve art which Warner Bros. demanded be changed. Originally conceived as a double album, many tracks saw release on Clinton’s later P-Funk projects. Described as “the solidest, weirdest chunk of P-Funk since one nation gathered under a groove” and arguably the better for having been précised down to a single album, The Electric Spanking...spawned two hit singles when the title track made US R&B No.60, and ‘Shockwaves’ (US R&B No.53). Replicating the original artwork, this deluxe mediabook reissue includes an instrumental version of the title track and an authoritative essay by John Masouri.
CHARLY L 141 Funkadelic’s critically acclaimed 1981 album reissued on heavyweight vinyl. This faithful reissue replicates the original “censored” artwork. Side One: The Electric Spanking Of War Babies / Electro-Cuties / Funk Gets Stronger (Part 1) Side Two: Brettino’s Bounce / Funk Gets Stronger (Killer Millimeter Longer Version)/She Loves You / Shockwaves / Oh, I / Icka Prick
Full colour gatefold
The Electric Spanking Of War Babies / Electro-Cuties / Funk Gets Stronger (Part 1) / Brettino’s Bounce / Funk Gets Stronger (Killer Millimeter Longer Version)/She Loves You / Shockwaves / Oh, I / Icka Prick Bonus track The Electric Spanking Of War Babies
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Hardcore Jollies [LP]
CHARLY X 685
CHARLY L 156
Funkadelic’s US R&B Top 20 Warner Bros. debut reissued in a deluxe CD mediabook.
Funkadelic’s US R&B Top 20 Warner Bros. debut reissued on heavyweight vinyl in a replica gatefold sleeve.
Hardcore Jollies [US R&B No.12] was Funkadelic’s ninth studio album and their first on Warner Bros. Records. Released in October 1976 and dedicated to “the guitar players of the world”, it followed hard on the heels of their last album for indie Westbound, which comprised outtakes from the same recording sessions. Hardcore Jollies was also the last Funkadelic album to feature three original members of The Parliaments, vocalists Fuzzy Haskins, Grady Thomas and Calvin Simon. Arguably lighter in tone that earlier outings, way-out goofiness still abounds with standout moments including ‘If You Got Funk, You Got Style’ and ‘Soul Mate’.
Side One: Comin’ Round The Mountain / Smokey / If You Got Funk, You Got Style / Hardcore Jollies
Spawning the singles ‘Comin’ Round The Mountain’ [US R&B No.54] and ‘Smokey’ [US R&B No.96], the album also includes a live remake of 1973’s ‘Cosmic Slop’, from the album of the same name. Recorded during rehearsals for 1976’s P-Funk Earth Tour, this version features a vocal introduction dropped from the 1973 studio cut and features prominent guitar solos by Michael Hampton, widely considered to be among the best of his early work. Although uncredited, Hardcore Jollies also features guitarist Eddie Hazel. Artist Pedro Bell delivers the band’s trademark wacky sleeve art, whilst the accompanying short story should raise a titter or two.
Side Two: Soul Mate / Cosmic Slop [Live] / You Scared The Lovin’ Outta Me / Adolescent Funk
Full colour gatefold
Comin’ Round The Mountain / Smokey / If You Got Funk, You Got Style / Hardcore Jollies / Soul Mate / Cosmic Slop [Live] / You Scared The Lovin’ Outta Me / Adolescent Funk
Funk, Soul & Rap
“Excellent.” Q MAGAZINE “A true funk masterpiece.”
One Nation Under A Groove [2CD]
One Nation Under A Groove [LP plus bonus EP]
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Deluxe 2CD mediabook celebrating Funkadelic’s all-time classic 1978 album. The second disc comprises the bonus EP, originally only available with early copies of the LP. Booklet includes comprehensive sleeve notes and photos.
Funkadelic’s all-time classic 1978 album reissued on heavyweight vinyl complete with bonus 7” vinyl EP originally only available with early copies of the LP.
Regarded by many as an all-time funk masterpiece, One Nation Under A Groove was recorded at United Sound in Detroit and includes a live track taken from the band's appearance at the Monroe Civic Center in Louisiana in April 1978.
Side One: One Nation Under A Groove / Groovallegiance / Who Says A Funk Band Can’t Play Rock?!
The band’s tenth studio album, it was also their most commercial, with the title track spawning an international hit (and a US R&B No.1). Renowned for their eccentric cartoon-style artwork, One Nation remains one of Funkadelic’s most memorable and celebrated creations and captures guitarist Michael Hampton at the peak of his craft. Disc One: One Nation Under A Groove / Groovallegiance / Who Says A Funk Band Can’t Play Rock?! / Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doodoo Chasers) / Into You / Cholly (Funk Getting Ready To Roll)
Side Two: Promentalshitbackwashpsychosis Enema Squad (The Doodoo Chasers) / Into You / Cholly (Funk Getting Ready To Roll) EP Side One: Maggot Brain / Chant (Think! It Ain’t Illegal Yet!) EP Side Two: Lunchmeataphobia (Think! It Ain’t Illegal Yet!) / P. E. Squad/Doo Doo Chasers (Going All-the-way-off Instrumental Version) Full colour gatefold
Disc Two: Maggot Brain/Chant (Think! It Ain’t Illegal Yet!) / Lunchmeataphobia (Think! It Ain’t Illegal Yet!) / P. E. Squad/Doo Doo Chasers (Going All-the-way-off Instrumental Version)
“The Funk Sgt Pepper.” RECORD COLLECTOR
“Clinton’s most commercially successful and critically acclaimed work yet... sumptuously KRIS NEEDS, SHINDIG! repackaged.”
“George Clinton’s greatest mix of out-there lyrics and catchy tunes, the bands in top gear on an epic of imaginative guitar solos and funk that won’t let go. It’s lasted unbelievably well.” MOJO
Funk, Soul & Rap
Uncle Jam Wants You
Uncle Jam Wants You [LP]
CHARLY X 683 The band’s eleventh studio album first released in 1979. More militant in tone than its predecessor One Nation Under A Groove, which essayed a Funk utopia, Uncle Jam’s mandate is to “rescue dance music from the blahs”. The album features a 15-minute version of what was to become the band’s last hit single ‘(Not Just) Knee Deep’, an edited version of which made US R&B 1. Uncle Jam had a huge influence on the hip-hop scene, notably the legendary Uncle Jamm’s Army. Reproduced here in a deluxe mediabook, this was Funkadelic’s first album since 1972 not to feature a cover design by artist Pedro Bell (although he did contribute to the interior design). A reference to the “Uncle Sam Wants You!” US Army recruitment poster, the sleeve depicts George Clinton aka Dr Funkenstein in a Huey Newton Black Panthers pose. Comprehensive liner notes by John Masouri complete the package.
CHARLY L 164 Heavyweight vinyl reissue of the influential 1979 album replicating the original sleeve art. Including a 15-minute version of their hit record ‘(Not Just) Knee Deep’. Side One: Freak Of The Week / (Not Just) Knee Deep Side Two: Uncle Jam / Field Maneuvers / Holly Wants To Go To California / Foot Soldiers (Star Spangled Funky)
Full colour gatefold
Freak Of The Week / (Not Just) Knee Deep / Uncle Jam; Field Maneuvers / Holly Wants To Go To California / Foot Soldiers (Star Spangled Funky)
Funk, Soul & Rap
“... gathers 13 tracks from his solo canon, every one a winner.” RECORD COLLECTOR
The Best Of
Lucky Fellow The Very Best Of
SNAP 001 CD
SNAP 239 CD
Eleven tracks which represent the very best of Clinton's work with Funkadelic from the four albums recorded for Warner Brothers between 1976 and 1981.
Highlights from Hutson’s Curtom era from 1973 to 1979 Including the hit singles ‘All Because of You’, ‘Where Did Our Love Go’ and ‘In The Mood’.
One Nation Under A Groove / Cholly (Funk Getting Ready To Roll) / Who Says A Funk Band Can’t Play Rock? / Comin’ Round The Mountain / Smokey / Cosmic Slop (Live) / The Electric Spanking Of War Babies / Funk Gets Stronger (Part 1) / (Not Just) Knee Deep (Part 1) / Uncle Jam (Edited Version) / Icka Prick
Lucky Fellow / All Because Of You / Where Did Love Go / Never Know What You Can Do (Give It A Try) / So In Love With You / Love To Hold You Close / Don’t It Make You Feel Good / The Ghetto ’74 / In The Mood / Get To This (You’ll Get To Me) / Lovers’ Holiday / So Nice / When You Smile
Funk, Soul & Rap
ERNIE K-DOE Here Come The Girls A History 1960-1970 [2CD]
“The use of the title track on a Boots TV ad, and the subsequent Sugarbabes rework, led to renewed interest in K-Doe’s laconic goodtime R’n’B, and this two-disc set contains almost his entire 1960s output... jam-packed with rarer gems.” UNCUT
SNAX 634 CD
2CD digipack serving up 49 tracks of prime New Orleans gumbo, produced by the master Allen Toussaint. Includes the mega hit ‘Mother-In-law’ and the classic and recently-revived ‘Here Come The Girls’. Disc One: Make You Love Me / There’s A Will There’s A Way / Hello My Lover / Tain’t It The Truth / Wanted $10,000 Reward / Mother-In-Law / Real Man / Te Ta Te Ta Ta / A Certain Girl / I Cried My Last Tear / Popeye Joe / Come On Home / Hey Hey Hey / I Love You The Best / I Got To Find Somebody / Beating Like A Tom Tom / Get Out Of My House / Loving You / Be Sweet / Easier Said Than Done / I’m The Boss / One Penny’s Worth Of Happiness / Baby Since I Met You / Sufferin’ So / Reaping What You Sow / Talking Out Of My Head Disc Two: You Got To Love Me / Stoop Down / (I Can’t Believe) She Gave It All To Me / Hotcha Mama / Waiting At The Station / She’s Waitin’ / Rub Dub A Dub / Heebie Jeebies / Hurry Up And Know It / Lonelyology (For Your Love) / The Fight (Grandma And Grandpa) / One Penny’s Worth Of Happiness / Let Me Love You (Previously Unissued) / So Good [Previously Unissued] / Here Come The Girls / Back Street Lover / A Place We Can Be Free / Whoever Is Thrilling You (Is Killing Me) / I’m Only Human / Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye / Fly Away With Me / A Long Way Back Home / Lawdy Mama / Talkin’ ’Bout This Woman
Funk, Soul & Rap
THE LAST POETS
THE LAST POETS
The Last Poets [LP]
This Is Madness / The Last Poets [2CD]
CHARLY L 145 The seminal debut from hip-hop pioneers on 180-gram vinyl. Generally recognised as one of the first ever rap groups, The Last Poets’ groundbreaking fusion of minimalist African beats with uncompromising lyrics dealing with life in the ghetto, civil rights and social injustice caused a major sensation when their eponymous debut album made the U.S. Top Ten album chart in 1970. The group’s militant message and delivery, coupled with their support for The Black Panthers, made them highly controversial at the time leading to the group’s second album, 1971’s This Is Madness, being placed on Richard Nixon’s Counter-Intelligence programming list. Their pioneering sound continues to influence today’s funk and hip-hop scenes, with their mark being heard on countless black musicians over the years. This vinyl edition is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and is packaged in a gatefold sleeve.
THE LAST POETS The Very Best Of
SNAX 637 CD A deluxe 2CD set comprising two ground-breaking original albums, The Last Poets (1970) and This Is Madness (1971), which prefaced the birth of hip-hop. Includes bonus tracks from Lightnin’ Rod including ‘Doriella du Fontaine’ featuring Jimi Hendrix, and an in-depth essay by John Masouri. Disc One: The Last Poets Run, Nigger / On The Subway / Niggers Are Scared Of Revolution / Black Thighs / Gashman / Wake Up, Niggers / New York, New York / Jones Comin’ Down / Just Because / Black Wish / When The Revolution Comes / Two Little Boys / Surprises Disc Two: This Is Madness True Blues / Related To What Chant / Related To What / Black Is Chant / Black Is / Time / Mean Machine Chant / Mean Machine / White Man’s Got A God Complex / Opposites / Black People What Y’All Gon’ Do Chant / Black People What Y’All Gon’ Do / OD / This Is Madness Chant / This Is Madness / Sport / Spoon / Doriella Du Fontaine
SNAP 255 CD 20 tracks from the pioneers of rap. Includes the sought-after ‘Doriella Du Fontaine’ featuring Jimi Hendrix. When The Revolution Comes / Bird’s World / Jones Comin’ Down / Doriella Du Fontaine (Featuring Jimi Henrix) / Jazzoetry / White Man’s Got A God Complex / Related To What / True Blues / E Pluribus Unum / Niggers Are Scared Of Revolution / Ho Chi Minh / New York, New York / O.D / This Madness Chant / Black Soldier / Two Little Boys / Black Is / Jeust Because / Oh, My People / Sport
“Proto-rap prophets of rage... their righteous indignation still burns.” RECORD COLLECTOR
Disc One: Run, Nigger / On The Subway / Niggers Are Scared Of Revolution / Black Thighs / Gashman / Wake Up, Niggers Disc Two: New York, New York / Jones Comin’ Down / When The Revolution Comes / Just Because / Black Wish / Two Little Boys / Surprises
“From the volatile streets of Harlem in the late 60s, the Last Poets were amongst the earliest voices of radical black youth in America. With fans including Jimi Hendrix and Mick Jagger, they took Black Power into the charts and helped inspire hip hop... The Last Poets is a seminal debut. An extraordinary distillation of fury and frustration. Instantly hailed as a classic, it has since been a direct influence on everything from Gil Scott-Heron’s Small Talk at 125th and Lennox to Public Enemy’s Fear of a Black Planet. This Is Madness hints at a growing ambition with its overdubs, sing-song charts and complex drum figures.” UNCUT
Funk, Soul & Rap
BETTYE LAVETTE Nearer To You SNAX 640 CD
A complete collection of the acclaimed soul singer’s Memphis recordings from the late 60s and early 70s made for Silver Fox and SSS International. This deluxe mediabook package with informative liner notes also includes her collaborations with Hank Ballard plus two bonus tracks from 1978. He Made A Woman Out Of Me / Nearer To You / Do Your Duty / Love’s Made A Fool Out Of Me / My Train’s Coming In / Games People Play / At The Mercy Of A Man / Piece Of My Heart / Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go / Hello, Sunshine / We Got To Slip Around / Easier To Say (Than Do) / Let Me Down Easy / I’m In Love / Feelings / Living On A Shoestring
Funk, Soul & Rap
“This is a masterpiece of jailhouse blues and cinematic street rap... it deserves its growing reputation as a lost classic.” UNCUT “A cornerstone in the development of what is now a part of global culture.” FAB 5 FREDDY “A verbal bible.” CHUCK D (Public Enemy)
LIGHTNIN’ ROD Hustlers Convention [LP] CHARLY L 146
Heavyweight vinyl edition of the massively influential album packaged in a gatefold sleeve. In 1973 a fast-talking, hustler by the name of Sport played a huge part in the birth of Hip-Hop. Brought to life by Lightnin’ Rod a.k.a Jalal Nuriddin of The Last Poets and backed by music from Kool & The Gang, Buddy Miles, Billy Preston and more, Hustlers Convention is a concept album documenting the rise and fall of Sport, a street gambler who ends up in jail after a shoot-out with the police. His street tales of card games, throwing dice and chasing women influenced Wu Tang, Ice T, Public Enemy, Jungle Brothers and many more, while also playing a key role in establishing rap as an accepted modern musical art form. Side One: Sport Spoon / The Cafe Black Rose / Brother Hominy Grit / Coppin’ Some Fronts For The Set / Hamhock’s Hall Was Big Side Two: The Bones Fly From Spoon’s Hand / The Break Was So Loud, It Hushed The Crowd / Four Bitches Is What I Got / Grit’s Den / The Shit Hits The Fan Again / Sentenced To The Chair
Funk, Soul & Rap “An excellent gaggle of grooves.” IAN McCANN, RECORD COLLECTOR
MACEO AND ALL THE KING’S MEN
MACEO AND ALL THE KING'S MEN
Doing Their Own Thing
Doing Their Own Thing [LP]
SNAP 003 CD Having been an integral part of James Brown’s backing band since 1964, saxophonist Maceo Parker, together with his drummer brother Melvin and other band members, eventually split from the Godfather of Soul in 1970 to forge their own horndriven Funk outfit. Over a two year period, All The King’s Men toured extensively and cut two albums of which Doing Their Own Thing was the first. Produced by BB Cunningham and Ray Riley at the Sounds of Memphis Studio and featuring original material by the band, the album showcases the not inconsiderable talents of trumpeter Richard Griffith (later to join George Clinton’s ParliamentFunkadelic) as well as Eldee Williams (alto sax), Alfonzo Kellum and Jimmy Nolen (guitars), with Maceo providing vocals on three of the tracks.
CHARLY L 122 Heavyweight vinyl reissue of the highly-regarded funk collective’s debut album recorded in Memphis in 1970. Revered by contemporary Funk fans this is a welcome reissue for a highly sought after album which has long been unavailable on vinyl. Side One: Maceo / Got To Get ’Cha / Southwick / Funky Women Side Two: Shake It Baby (Keep On Shakin’ It) / Better Half / Don’t Waste This World Away / Mag-poo / (I Remember) Mr. Banks
Maceo / Got To Get ’Cha / Southwick / Funky Women / Shake It Baby / Better Half / Don’t Waste This World Away / I Remember Mr Banks / Mag Poo / Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself Again
CURTIS MAYFIELD The death of Curtis Mayfield in 1999 robbed the world of popular music of one of its finest performers, writers and producers. When he made his solo debut in 1970, he’d already achieved more than many artists do in a lifetime career. He’d enjoyed a string of hits as lead singer of The Impressions, for whom he was also the principal songwriter, he produced successful recordings for other artists, was the owner of his own record label, Curtom, and several publishing companies. The solo albums he recorded for Curtom between 1970 up until the time of his tragic accident in 1990 stand as testament to his genius. His influence on American black music and culture has been immense and his thought-provoking lyrics and musical style remain unique in their field.
“Maybe the words that I say is just another way to pray.” CURTIS MAYFIELD
Funk, Soul & Rap
Live In Europe
Short Eyes / Do It All Night
Sweet Exorcist / Got To Find A Way
SNAP 301 CD Live In Europe was recorded during Mayfield’s ten country European tour during the summer of 1987 and features triumphant versions of ‘Freddie’s Dead’, ‘We’ve Gotta Have Peace’ and ‘Move On Up’. Introduction / Ice 9 / Back To The World / Medley: It’s Alright/Amen / Gypsy Woman / Freddie’s Dead / Pusher Man / We’ve Gotta Have Peace / We’ve Only Just Begun / People Get Ready / Move On Up / If There’s A Hell Below / When Seasons Change
SNAP 287 CD Two classic Curtis albums from the Curtom label on one CD. Short Eyes is a movie soundtrack from 1977 and Do It All Night, an excursion into dance music from 1978. Short Eyes was one of several film soundtrack recordings written and produced by Curtis Mayfield and released by Curtom during the Seventies. Released in 1977, it contains a body of excellent songs from Mayfield, one of which, ‘Do Do Wap Is Strong In Here’, became a Top 30 R&B hit. Mayfield’s 1978 foray into the then-burgeoning disco market with the album Do It All Night was something of a departure but nevertheless gave him his best-selling album for three years. Its six largely dance-orientated numbers - three of which clocked in at over seven minutes apiece - produced two hit singles, the title track and ‘You Are, You Are’.
SNAP 278 CD Two original albums, both released in 1974, by the soul supremo from his own Curtom label on one CD. Sweet Exorcist Ain’t Got Time / Sweet Exorcist / To Be Invisible / Power To The People / Kung Fu / Suffer / Make Me Believe In You Got To Find A Way Love Me (Right In the Pocket) / So You Don’t Love Me / A Prayer / Mother’s Son / Cannot Find A Way / Ain’t No Love Lost
“Sweet Exorcist’s sci-fi mystical sleeve alone makes this worth owning, as well as the somewhat surprising kitsch-funk of mini-hit ‘Kung Fu’.” UNCUT
Short Eyes Do Do Wap Is Strong In Here / Back Against The Wall / Need Someone To Love / A Heavy Dude / Short Eyes / Freak, Freak, Free, Free, Free [Instrumental] / Break It Down / Another Fool In Love / Father Confessor Do It All Night Do It All Night / No Goodbyes / Party, Party / Keeps Me Loving You / In Love, In Love, In Love / You Are, You Are
“...Short Eyes is one of Mayfield’s most elegantly bleak albums.” UNCUT
Funk, Soul & Rap
CURTIS MAYFIELD Superfly [Special Edition] [2CD] CHARLY X 670
The soundtrack to the Blaxploitation movie Superfly stayed in the U.S. album charts for almost a year, topping it for four weeks in 1972 and earning Curtis a gold disc. Two singles taken from the album, the title song and the million-selling ‘Freddie’s Dead’, both went Top 10. These two songs, along with the stark and sinister ‘Pusherman’, worked brilliantly in the context of the film, delivering a potent anti-drugs message. The deluxe 2LP reissue presents the original soundtrack album together with a bonus disc of demos, alternate versions, a track which did not appear on the original album, two anti-drugs radio spots, labelmates The Natural Four’s version of ‘Eddie You Should Know Better’ and an excerpt from a 1996 interview with Mayfield discussing the film’s impact and legacy. It also includes material recorded for but not included in the original motion picture soundtrack. Disc One: Little Child Runnin’ Wild / Pusherman / Freddie’s Dead / Junkie Chase [instrumental] / Give Me Your Love (Love Song) / Eddie You Should Know Better / No Thing On Me (Cocaine On Me) / Think [instrumental] / Superfly Disc Two: Ghetto Child [demo 1971] / Pusherman [alternate mix] / Freddie’s Dead [instrumental version] / Junkie Chase [instrumental full-length version] / Militant March [from the film score] / Eddie You Should Know Better [instrumental version] / No Thing On Me (Cocaine On Me) [instrumental version] / Superfly [single edit] / Freddie’s Dead [single edit] / Radio Spot #1 / The Underground [demo 1970] / Check Out Your Mind [instrumental studio jam] / Radio Spot #2 / THE NATURAL FOUR Eddie You Should Know Better / Curtis Mayfield interview on ‘Superfly’
“After 30 years, Superfly and its creator’s humanity tower above almost everything else ever recorded in the Q MAGAZINE name of soul.”
“One of the most iconic movie soundtracks recorded. An essential and influential album, still relevant today, Curtis Mayfield's genius lives on for generations to come.”
“Superfly represented Curtis Mayfield’s creative and commercial peak.” UNCUT
“Genre defining.” MOJO
Funk, Soul & Rap
CURTIS MAYFIELD Superfly [Special Edition] [2LP plus CD] CHARLY L 128
“After 30 years, Superfly and its creator’s humanity tower above almost everything else ever recorded in the name of soul.” Q MAGAZINE
A deluxe double LP version of Curtis Mayfield’s 1972 soundtrack masterpiece complete with a bonus CD of the original 1972 hit album. Side One: Little Child Runnin’ Wild / Pusherman / Freddie’s Dead / Junkie Chase [Instrumental] / Give Me Your Love (Love Song) Side Two: Eddie You Should Know Better / No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song) / Think / Superfly Bonus tracks Ghetto Child [Demo For Little Child Runnin’ Wild] / Militant March [From The Film Score] / Radio Spot #1 Side Three: Pusherman / Freddie’s Dead [Instrumental] / Junkie Chase / Eddie, You Should Know Better [Instrumental] / THE NATURAL FOUR Eddie, You Should Know Better Side Four: Superfly / No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song) [Instrumental] / Freddie’s Dead [Single Edit] / The Underground [Demo] / Check Out Your Mind [Instrumental Studio Jam] / Radio Spot #2 Bonus CD: Little Child Runnin’ Wild / Pusherman / Freddie’s Dead / Junkie Chase [Instrumental] / Give Me Your Love (Love Song) / Eddie You Should Know Better / No Thing On Me (Cocaine Song) / Think / Superfly
Funk, Soul & Rap
There’s No Place Like America Today
We Come In Peace With A Message Of Love / Take It To The Streets
SNAP 244 CD Alongside all the other classic albums he recorded for his own Curtom label, 1975’s There’s No Place Like America Today with its iconic cover stands as testament to Mayfield’s genius. As well as the sweet-sounding groove of the hit single ‘So In Love’, the album’s somewhat darker highlights include its anti-gun opener, ‘Billy Jack’, the gospel-inspired ‘Jesus’ and Mayfield’s look at contemporary American culture, ‘Hard Times’. Billy Jack / When Seasons Change / So In Love / Jesus / Blue Monday People / Hard Times / Love To The People
SNAP 295 CD Produced by Mayfield, these are the last two studio albums he recorded before the accident which left him paralysed. We Come In Peace With A Message Of Love marked Mayfield’s return to recording following three years in semi-retirement when it was released in February 1985. Released in April 1990, Take It To The Streets saw Mayfield revitalised with a new band and a new sound. A return to the form of his early Seventies’ heyday and critically-acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, the album looked destined to return him to the limelight, until the accident which occurred during the promotional tour. We Come In Peace With A Message OF Love We Come In Peace / Baby, It’s You / Body Guard / Breakin’ In The Street / Everybody Needs A Friend / This Love Is True / We Gotta Have Peace Take It To The Streets Homeless / Got To Be Rea / Do Be Down / Who Was That Lady / On And On / He’s A Fly Guy / Don’t Push / I Mo Git U Sucka
Funk, Soul & Rap “The Meters’ Josie recordings 1968-70 collected in their entirety... three albums plus non-album singles and tracks led by Art Neville and Cyril Neville, including Art’s 1968 immortalisation of ‘The Originator’ on ‘Bo Diddley Parts 1 and 2’.”
RECORD COLLECTOR THE METERS
Here Comes The Meter Man The Complete Josie Recordings 1968-1970 [2CD]
Here Comes The Meter Man All The Josie Hits
SNAX 627 CD 50 tracks representing all of the New Orlean’s funksters output for Josie Records from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Three complete original albums plus singles and rarities from their much-sampled catalogue are combined in a deluxe 2CD mediabook. As New Orleans producer Allen Toussaint’s houseband at Sansu Records, The Meters began performing in the mid-60s lending their talents as backing musicians to Dr John, Lee Dorsey and later Paul McCartney and Robert Palmer. Blending melodic grooves and syncopated NOLA rhythms, The Meters’ highly charged guitar riffs and keyboard workouts helped integrate the Crescent City sound into mainstream Pop. Although they contributed to scores of hit records, success in their own right proved elusive and yet their influence endures thanks in part the Hip Hop scene, whose artists liberally sampled the band's inimitable proto-funk moves.
CHARLY L 131 A heavyweight vinyl title including the very best of the New Orleans funksters classic cuts for Josie Records. Side One: Sophisticated Cissy / Cissy Strut / Ease Back / Dry Spell / Look-ka Py Py / Chicken Strut / Hand Clapping Song Side Two: A Message From The Meters / Stretch Your Rubber Band / (The World Is A Bit Under The Weather) Doodle-oop / Zony Mash / Ride Your Pony / Here Comes The Meter Man / Sehorn’s Farm
Disc One: Cissy Strut / Here Comes The Meter Man / Cardova / Live Wire / Art / Sophisticated Cissy / Ease Back / 6v6 La / Sehorn’s Farm / Ann / Stormy / Simple Song / Look-Ka Py-Py / Rigor Mortis / Pungee / Thinking / This Is My Last Affair / Funky Miracle / Yeah You’re Right / Little Old Money Maker / Oh Calcutta! / The Mob / 9 ’Til 5 / Dry Spell [S] Disc Two: Chicken Strut / Britches / Darlin’ Darlin’ / Go For Yourself / Hand Clapping Song / Hey Last Minute / Joog / Liver Splash / Same Old Thing / Tippi-Toes / Wichita Lineman / Ride Your Pony / Message From The Meters / Zony Mash / Stretch Your Rubber Band / Groovy Lady / (The World Is A Little Bit Under The Weather) Doodle-Oop / I Need More Time / Good Old Funky Music / Sassy Lady / Bo Diddley Pt. 1 / Bo Diddley Pt. 2 / Heartaches / I’m Gonna Put Some Hurt On You / Gossip / Tell Me What’s On Your Mind
Funk, Soul & Rap
Look-ka Py Py [LP]
The Very Best Of
CHARLY L 130
SNAP 002 CD
Heavyweight vinyl reissue of the founding fathers of funk’s second album from 1969.
The ultimate collection from New Orleans’ finest. 70 minutes of pure funk.
Produced by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn and recorded at Le Fevre Sound Studios in Atlanta, GA, the all-instrumental Look-Ka Py Py builds on the success of the R&B hits ‘Sophisticated Sissy’ and ‘Sissy Strut’ from earlier in 1969. Ranked #216 in Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Cissy Strut / Look-Ka Py Py / I Need More Time / Funky Miracle / Tell Me What’s On Your Mind / All I Do Every Day / Keep On Marching / Stormy / Heartache / Chicken Strut / Ease Back / Sophisticated Cissy / Meters Jam / Simple Song / Gossip / A Message From The Meters / Handclapping Song / Dry Spell / Pungee / He Bite Me / Stretch Your Rubber Band / It’s Too Late
Side One: Look-ka Py Py / Rigor Mortis / Pungee / Thinking / This Is My Last Affair / Funky Miracle Side Two: Yeah, You’re Right / Little Old Money Maker / Oh, Calcutta! / The Mob / 9 ’Til 5 / Dry Spell
Funk, Soul & Rap “The sweetest-voiced of the four Neville brothers offers up an array of slowburn funk and deep soul grooves from his time at two New Orleans labels.”
Hercules - The Minit & Sansu Sessions 1960-1977 [2CD]
Hercules - The Minit & Sansu Sessions 1960-1976 [LP]
SNAX 632 CD By the time the four Neville Brothers were catapulted to international stardom in 1977, the third oldest Aaron had spent 17 years building up a substantial catalogue of quality soul and funk. Much of this had been recorded under Allen Toussaint’s guidance for Joe Banashak’s Minit and Instant labels or for Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn’s Sansu Enterprises. The best material he recorded in this period, as one of New Orleans greatest vocalists, is included in this deluxe 50-track 2CD mediabook. It includes ‘Over You’, ‘Tell It Like It Is’, ‘Mojo Hannah’, ‘Hercules’ and many more. Disc One comprises all of Aaron’s released recordings on the Minit and Instant labels as well as a couple of titles first released on Banashak’s album label Bandy. Eight alternate takes from the original Minit sessions complete this overview of all the songs recorded by Aaron between 1960 and 1961 and produced by Allen Toussaint.
CHARLY L 154 Disc One: Minit Productions Over You / Everyday / Show Me The Way / Get Out Of My Life /Even Though aka Reality / Don’t Cry / Let’s Live / I Found Another Love / I’m Waiting At The Station /How Many Times / Humdinger / Sweet Little Mama / Wrong / How Could I Help But Love You / For Every Boy There’s A Girl / I’ve Done It Again aka Once Again / Hey Little Alice / The Ticks Of The Clock Bonus tracks/alternate takes Over You / Even Though aka Reality / Humdinger / Show Me The Way / Don’t Cry / The Ticks Of The Clock / Wrong Number / Get Out Of My Life
This 180-gram vinyl compilation comprises some of Neville’s bestloved recordings including his first hit ‘Over You’ (US R&B No.21), ‘Hercules’ and a mid-70s re-recording of his 1967 No.1 ‘Tell It Like It Is’, plus a selection made for Bell, and for Allen Toussaint’s album label Bandy.
Disc Two: Sansu Productions You Can Give But You Can’t Take / Where Is My Baby / Speak To Me / You Don’t Love Me Anymore / All These Things / She’s On My Mind / Baby I’m A Want You / Mojo Hannah / Hercules / Going Home / Tell It Like It Is / Been So Wrong / The Greatest Love / Performance Bonus tracks Struttin’ On Sunday / Love Letters / Make Me Strong / One Fine Day / Cry Me A River / Waiting For A Bus / My Greatest Gift / Wildflower / Feelings / Nadine / For The Good Times / Yesterday / Honey / Have Faith
Side Two: (Between) The Ticks Of The Clock / You Can Give But You Can’t Take / Speak To Me / She’s On My Mind / Hercules / Tell It Like It Is
Side One: Over You / Get Out Of My Life / Let’s Live / I’m Waiting At The Station / Humdinger / Wrong Number (I’m Sorry, Goodbye) / For Every Boy There’s a Girl / All These Things
The 28 tracks on Disc Two represent the best recordings he made for Sansu between 1969 and the formation of The Neville Brothers in 1977. The bonus tracks include tracks that recorded around the same period but were not originally released at the time, appearing later on compilations such as Sehorn’s Soul Farm.
Funk, Soul & Rap “Flawless.” Q MAGAZINE
GIL SCOTT-HERON & BRIAN JACKSON
Winter In America
Soul Queen Of New Orleans [2CD]
SNAF 833 CD Gil Scott Heron had just returned to the limelight in 2011 with the critically acclaimed album I’m New Here when he tragically died. He may have spent much of the last 20 years either in jail or struggling with drug addiction, but when Heron emerged in the early Seventies his unique brand of hard-talking street poetry, combined with soulful jazz arrangements, paved the way for the hip-hop explosion and tracks like ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’, ‘Johannesburg’ and ‘The Bottle’ remain a touchstone for generations of artists. This re-issue, which has been carefully re-mastered from the original tapes, allows fans to hear this legendary performer at his peak. The album has comes packaged in a slip case and features expanded liner notes. Peace Go With You, Brother / Rivers Of My Fathers / A Very Precious Time / Back Home / The Bottle / Song For Bobby Smith / Your Daddy Loves You / H2OGate Blues / Peace Go With You Brother
SNAX 635 CD A 2CD set from the undisputed Soul Queen of New Orleans. It features the cream of her early tracks for the Ron, Minit and Bandy labels. Including rare demos and a rousing performance from the 1976 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Disc One: Ron/Minit/Bandy Masters 1960-1963 Don’t Mess With My Man / Set Me Free / A Good Man / I May Be Wrong / Cry On / Girl Needs Boy / It’s Too Soon To Know / That’s All I Ask / I Done Got Over / Gone / It’s Raining /I Did My Part / Two Winters Long / Somebody Told You / Ruler Of My Heart / (You Ain’t) Hittin’ On Nothing / For Goodness Sake / Look Up [aka Whenever] / Your Love Is True [Demo] / It’s Too Soon To Know [Demo] Disc Two: Live at The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, April 1976 You Can Have My Husband / Cry On / I Won’t Cry / Ruler Of My Heart / I Done Got Over / It’s Raining / Shame, Shame, Shame / Hip Shakin’ Mama / Lady Marmalade / Wish Someone Would Care
Funk, Soul & Rap “This peerless 2CD set combines Toussaint’s solo recordings and selections from that formidable run of hits he masterminded for Lee Dorsey, Aaron and Art Neville, Irma Thomas and The Meters.” UNCUT
Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky [2CD]
Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky [LP]
SNAX 624 CD 50 Tracks spanning three decades featuring the New Orleans music guru’s greatest production hits for Lee Dorsey, The Meters, Ernie K-Doe and a host of New Orleans top talent plus his own rare solo recordings. This collection covers twenty years of his remarkable career, beginning with his first appearances on record as a session pianist, his first solo recordings in 1958 under the name Al Tousan and ending in the ’70s with his timeless songs and productions for artists like Lee Dorsey and The Meters. In between are his original versions of tunes recorded by Al Hirt and Herb Alpert, together with songs he wrote and/or produced which later became famous when covered by The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Herman’s Hermits, The Dave Clark Five, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett. Disc One: Happy Times - Sessions And Solo Recordings FATS DOMINO I Want You To Know / LEE ALLEN Walkin’ With Mr. Lee / LEE ALLEN Tic Toc / FATS DOMINO Young Schoolgirl / FATS DOMINO I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday / AL TOUSAN Whirlaway / AL TOUSAN Happy Times / AL TOUSAN Java / AL TOUSAN Wham Tousan / AL TOUSAN Naomi / AL TOUSAN Moo Moo / ALLEN AND ALLEN Beverly Baby / ALLEN AND ALLEN Heavenly Baby / ALLEN AND ALLEN Tiddle Winks / THE STOKES Whipped Cream / THE STOKES Pie Crust / THE STOKES Banana Split / THE STOKES Fat Cat / THE STOKES Young Man Old Man / ALLEN TOUSSAINT & THE STOKES Poor Boy Got To Move / ALLEN TOUSSAINT & THE STOKES Go Back Home / THE RUBAIYATS Omar Khayyam / THE RUBAIYATS Tomorrow / WILLIE AND ALLEN Baby Do Liddle / WILLIE AND ALLEN I Don’t Need No One
CHARLY L 148 Disc Two: All These Hits - Minit/Instant/Sansu Records JESSIE HILL Ooh Poo Pah Doo Pts 1 & 2 / AARON NEVILLE Over You / ERNIE K-DOE Mother-In-Law / ERNIE K-DOE A Certain Girl / BENNY SPELLMAN Fortune Teller / BENNY SPELLMAN Lipstick Traces / IRMA THOMAS It’s Raining / AARON NEVILLE Wrong Number / IRMA THOMAS Ruler Of My Heart / CHRIS KENNER I Like It Like That / CHRIS KENNER I Like It Like That Pt. 2 / ART NEVILLE All These Things / JESSIE HILL Oogsey Moo / THE SHOWMEN It Will Stand / THE PRIMEMATES Hot Tamales Pt. 1 / THE PRIMEMATES Hot Tamales Pt. 2 / BETTY HARRIS Nearer To You / BETTY HARRIS I’m Evil Tonight / LEE DORSEY Working In A Coalmine / LEE DORSEY Holy Cow / LEE DORSEY Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On) / THE METERS Sophisticated Cissy / THE METERS Look-Ka Py Py / LEE DORSEY Yes We Can / LEE DORSEY Night People
180-gram vinyl LP featuring the New Orleans legend’s solo recordings plus several of his biggest hit productions for Ernie K-Doe, Lee Dorsey, The Meters and more. This set includes the original versions of instrumentals later recorded by Al Hirt and Herb Alpert, plus the original versions of songs that he wrote and/or produced that later became hits for British groups The Hollies and The Dave Clark Five. Side One: LEE ALLEN & HIS BAND Walkin’ With Mr. Lee / AL TOUSAN Java / AL TOUSAN Wham Tousan / ALLEN & ALLEN Beverley Baby / THE STOKES Whipped Cream / THE STOKES Young Man, Old Man / ALLEN TOUSSAINT & THE STOKES Poor Boy, Got To Move / THE RUBAIYATS Omar Khayyam Side Two: ERNIE K-DOE Mother-In-Law / BENNY SPELLMAN Fortune Teller / CHRIS KENNER I Like It Like That - Part 1 / THE SHOWMEN It Will Stand / PRIME MATES Hot Tamales - Part 1 / BETTY HARRIS Nearer To You / LEE DORSEY Working In The Coalmine / THE METERS Look-Ka Py Py
Funk, Soul & Rap BOBBY WOMACK One of the last surviving links to the pre-Soul/R&B era, singer, writer and guitarist Bobby Womack - who was originally discovered as a teenager singing Gospel music by the late Sam Cooke - died on 27 June 2014 aged seventy. Blessed with one of the warmest, most readily-identifiable voices in Soul music, he carved out his reputation with a series of classic albums and singles in the early 70s, re-emerging again in the 80s with his career masterpieces, The Poet and The Poet II, the latter achieving platinum status in Europe alone. Yet for a large part of his six decades-spanning career, he was better known as a songwriter and session musician. It was he who gave The Rolling Stones their first No.1 hit with ‘It’s All Over Now’, a song first recorded by his band The Valentinos, and his funky guitar flourishes have graced records by Ray Charles, Dusty Springfield and Elvis Presley. Despite well-documented personal battles with substance abuse, Womack enjoyed a long, rich career, retaining a strong cult status in the UK and Europe. In the late 1990s, his music was introduced to a new generation when film maker Quentin Tarantino reprised ‘Across 110th Street’ (from the 1972 movie of the same name) as the title track for his own Blaxploitation homage, Jackie Brown. Womack continued to record and tour sporadically and, after battling ill-health in recent years, his first studio album in more than a decade, the aptly titled The Bravest Man In The Universe - co-produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell, who also produced Gil Scott Heron’s final album - was released in June 2012 to critical acclaim. Described by Womack as a “labor of love”, his forthcoming album The Best Is Yet To Come - featuring Rod Stewart, Snoop Dogg and and Stevie Wonder - is set for posthumous release in 2014. Of his experience of working with Albarn and career resurgence, Womack stated, “I was ostracised from the music community aged 21 when I married Sam Cooke’s widow... after 45 years, I feel like Damon has welcomed me back in.” On learning of his friend’s death, Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood paid this tribute, “the man who could make you cry when he sang has brought tears to my eyes with his passing.”
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright The American Singles 1967-76 [2CD] CHARLY 655 X The most comprehensive 2CD compilation of Womack’s singles cut for Minit, Liberty and United Artists 1967-1976 currently available After years of ill health, 2012 saw Bobby Womack enjoy a remarkable career renaissance. Encouraged by his daughter he accepted Damon Albarn’s invitation to provide vocals on several tracks for the Gorillaz 2011 album. This collaboration proved so popular that Albarn then produced Bobby’s first new recordings for some years. The resulting album, The Bravest Man In The Universe, brought Bobby Womack back into the spotlight reminding all that here was one of the greatest exponents of old school soul music still at the top of his game.
Charly Records are proud to present this unique compilation which collates - for the first time on one 2CD set - every single A and B -side Womack released on the Minit, Liberty & United Artists labels between 1967 and 1976. Filled with classics of the genre, this anthology examines one of the most talented singer / songwriters, guitarists and producers to grace the soul spectrum. Presenting a unique look at Womack’s career, this collection is perfect for collectors and newcomers alike. This deluxe mediabook includes detailed liner notes with biography and career achievements.
Disc Two: Come L’Amore / Woman’s Gotta Have It / (If You Don’t Want My Love) Give It Back / Harry Hippie / Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) / Across 110th Street / Hang On In There / Nobody Wants You When You’re Down And Out / I’m Through Trying To Prove My Love To You / Lookin’ For A Love / Let It Hang Out / You’re Welcome, Stop On By / I Don’t Want To Be Hurt By Ya Love Again / I Don't Know / Yes, Jesus Loves Me / Check It Out / Interlude No.2 / It’s All Over Now [Duet with Bill Withers] / Git It / Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way / Everything’s Gonna Be Alright / Daylight / Trust In Me
Disc One: Baby I Can’t Stand It / Trust Me / Somebody Special / Broadway Walk / What Is This / What You Gonna Do (When Your Love Is Gone) / Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words) / Take Me / California Dreamin’ / Baby You Ought To Think It Over / I Left My Heart In San Francisco / Love, The Time Is Now / It’s Gonna Rain / Thank You / How I Miss You Baby / Tried And Convicted / More Than I Can Stand / Arkansas State Prison / I’m Gonna Forget About You / Don’t Look Back / Something / Everybody’s Talking / The Preacher (Part 1) / The Preacher (Part 2)/More Than I Can Stand / Communication / Fire And Rain / That’s The Way I Feel About ’Cha
“Collecting together all these 45s really does show what a consummate performer Bobby Womack was at the time, a touch he retained through to the end of the Eighties, via Columbia, Arista, Beverly Glen. Bobby wrote the closing track ballad, ‘Trust In Me’ with Janis Joplin in mind and you can trust in him to deliver the goods. He has certainly done so here.” IN THE BASEMENT
Funk, Soul & Rap “Across 110th Street is one of the finest (and most successful) creations to emerge from black America.” UNCUT
“... combines one of the truly essential Blaxploitation soundtracks with two excellent Womack albums.”
LOIS WILSON, RECORD COLLECTOR BOBBY WOMACK
Across 110th Street 40th Anniversary Edition [2CD]
Across 110th Street [OST] [LP] CHARLY 105 L
CHARLY 648 X Three original hit albums in one deluxe 2CD mediabook package. This unique package concentrates on the early 70s, and is built around the iconic, award-winning original soundtrack to Across 110th Street (1972), the critically-acclaimed - albeit violent, bloodthirsty and deeply disturbing - Blaxploitation movie which starred Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto and Anthony Franciosa. Perhaps Womack’s most celebrated album, this compelling OST remains the most important soundtrack of the genre, the powerful title song later featuring heavily in both Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 homage to Blaxploitation, Jackie Brown, and Ridley Scott’s 2007 opus, American Gangster. The bonus disc features Womack’s two subsequent LPs, Facts Of Life (1973) and Looking For A Love Again (1974), which were, at that stage of his career, his biggest-selling albums Between them, these three LPs include a handful of Womack’s biggest hit singles, notably ‘Across 110th Street’, ‘Nobody Wants You When You’re Down And Out’, the million-selling ‘Lookin’ For A Love’, and ‘You’re Welcome, Stop On By’. Also featured are a number of Bobby’s famously eccentric, unlikely cover versions, including Dylan’s ‘All Along The Watchtower’, the Goffin & King classic, ‘A Natural Man’, and Bacharach & David’s ‘The Look Of Love’.
Disc One: Across 110th Street OST Across 110th Street / Harlem Clavinette [instrumental] / If You Don’t Want My Love / Hang On In There [instrumental] / Quicksand / Harlem Love Theme [instrumental] / Across 110th Street [instrumental] / Do It Right / Hang On In There / If You Don’t Want My Love [instrumental] / Across 110th Street [Pt. 2] Disc Two: Facts Of Life Nobody Wants You When You’re Down And Out / I’m Through Trying To Prove My Love To You / If You Can’t Give Her Love, Give Her Up / That’s Heaven To Me / Holdin’ On To My Baby’s Love/ Nobody / Fact Of Life/He’ll Be There When The Sun Goes Down / Can’t Stop A Man In Love / The Look Of Love / Natural Man / All Along The Watchtower Lookin’ For A Love Again Lookin’ For A Love / I Don’t Wanna Be Hurt By Ya Love Again / Doing It My Way / Let It Hang Out / Point Of No Return / You’re Welcome, Stop On By / You’re Messing Up A Good Thing / Don’t Let Me Down / Copper Kettle / There’s One Thing That Beats Failing
Womack’s 1972 soundtrack for the Blaxploitation classic, on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl. Side One: Across 110th Street / Harlem Clavinette [instrumental]* / If You Don’t Want My Love / Hang On In There [instrumental]* / Quicksand / Harlem Love Theme [instrumental]* Side Two: Across 110th Street [instrumental]* / Do It Right / Hang On In There / If You Don’t Want My Love [instrumental]* / Across 110th Street (part 2) * J. J. Johnson & his Orchestra
Funk, Soul & Rap “A world with Bobby Womack in it is a richer place.” DAMON ALBARN
Across 110th Street [OST]
Check It Out - The Very Best Of
SNAP 231 CD Single CD edition of Bobby Womack’s compelling original soundtrack, which remains the most important album for the whole Blaxploitation film genre. Across 110th Street / Harlem Clavinette (Instrumental) / If You Don’t Want My Love / Hang On In There (Instrumental) / Quicksand / Harlem Love Theme (Instrumental) / Across 110th Street (Instrumental) / Do It Right / Hang On In There / If You Don’t Want My Love / (Instrumental) / Across 110th Street, Part II
SNAP 217 CD Classic performances spanning three decades from one of soul music’s most respected figures. Across 110th Street / I’m A Midnight Mover / How I Miss You, Baby / That’s The Way I Feel About ‘Cha / Woman’s Gotta Have It / All Along The Watchtower / California Dreamin’ / Check It Out / Harry Hippie / Love Has Finally Come At Last [with Patti Labelle] / Tell Me Why / Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) / Nobody Wants You When You’re Down And Out / Fly Me To The Moon / You’re Welcome, Stop On By / More Than I Can Stand / I Wish I Had Someone To Go Home To / If You Want My Love, Put Something Down On It / Lookin’ For A Love / Communication / It’s Gonna Rain / It’s All Over Now [with Bill Withers]
Funk, Soul & Rap [Christmas]
JAMES BROWN The Christmas Album SNAP 303 CD While many artists sought to plough the seasonal furrow, James Brown’s celebrated quartet of Christmas albums weren’t just another selection of suitably funked-up fireside traditionals. Rather, he wrote copious new material for each one, often using the occasion to draw attention to social issues. This album, originally released in 1999, is no exception and likewise contains contemporaneous material with ‘Don’t Forget The Poor At Christmas’,’Mom And Dad’ and ‘Christmas For Everybody’ among the standout tracks. Sleigh Ride / Clean For Christmas / Spread Love / Not Just Another Holiday / Mom & Dad / Christmas Is For Everyone / God Gave Me This / A Gift / Reindeer On The Rooftop / Funky Christmas Millennium / Don’t Forget The Poor At Christmas
HAVE YOURSELF A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS SNAP 807 CDX A sublime selection of 24 soulful seasonal favourites from R&B greats The Drifters, Jerry Butler, The Cadillacs, Billy Eckstein, The Moonglows, Dinah Washington, Brook Benton, The Staple Singers and many more. CHUCK BERRY Merry Christmas, Baby / JOE TEX I’ll Make Every Day Christmas (For My Woman) / THE DRIFTERS White Christmas / BROOK BENTON This Time Of The Year / EARTHA KITT Santa Baby / HARRY BELAFONTE Mary’s Boy Child / THE MOONGLOWS Hey, Santa Claus / THE PATTERSON SINGERS Behold The Star / THE CADILLACS Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer / CHUCK BERRY Run, Rudolph, Run / DINAH WASHINGTON Ole! Santa / BILLY ECKSTINE Christmas Eve / FRANKIE LYMON It’s Christmas Once Again / CHARLES TAYLOR & THE TAYLOR SINGERS Joy To The World / THE VALENTINES Christmas Prayer / PEARL BAILEY Jingle Bells Cha-Cha-Cha / JERR BUTLER Oh, Holy Night / THE MOONGLOWS Just A Lonely Christmas / THE CARAVANS God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / THE STAPLE SINGERS Born In Bethlehem / CHARLES TAYLOR & THE TAYLOR SINGERS A Christmas Message / JOHNNY ADAMS Please Come Home For Christmas / HANK BALLARD & THE MIDNITERS Christmas Time For Everyone But Me / JERRY BUTLER Silent Night
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Funk, Soul & Rap “The Scene Club was red hot, the hottest little club in London… and in 1963 London was the centre of the world - even if the rest of the world didn’t know it quite yet.” NORMAN JOPLING, RECORD MIRROR
CLUB SOUL VOL 1
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CHARLY 652 X The Scene Club was in Ham Yard, off Great Windmill Street, in Soho, central London. It had previously been a jazz club, but by 1963 it had become a revered mod venue, playing soul, R&B, blues, ska and rock’n’roll records to a sharply dressed crowd. This compilation collects some of the classic tracks that would have been played at the time. The 28 tracks include gems from Betty Everett, Ike and Tina Turner, Jimmy Reed, Billy Preston, The Upsetters and more. BETTY EVERETT I’ve Got A Claim On You / JEANETTE “BABY” WASHINGTON Let Love Go By / ROSCOE SHELTON Question / DON GARDNER & DEE DEE FORD I Need Your Lovin’ / ALVIN ROBINSON Let The Good Times Roll / IKE AND TINA TURNER A Fool In Love / COOKIE & HIS CUPCAKES Mathilda / JIMMY REED Ain’t That Loving You Baby / WILBERT HARRISON Let’s Stick Together / THE DIXIE CUPS Iko Iko / DON COVAY & THE GOODTIMERS See About Me / ALVIN CASH & THE REGISTERS Alvin’s Boo-Ga-Loo / JOHNNY NASH Ol’ Man River / BILLY PRESTON Billy’s Bag / JERRY BUTLER Just For You / GERRI HALL Who Can I Run To / HAROLD BURRAGE I’ll Take One / GENE CHANDLER A Song Called Soul / CHRIS KENNER Land Of 1,000 Dances / THE UPSETTERS Jay Walking / THE FIVE DU-TONES Shake A Tail Feather / LAZY LESTER I’m A Lover Not A Fighter / THE DAYLIGHTERS Oh Mom (Teach Me How To Uncle Willie) / BOBBY DAY Over And Over / LITTLE HANK Mister Bang Bang Man / DERRICK & PATSY Housewife’s Choice / SONNY KNIGHT Confidential / BESSIE BANKS Go Now
CHARLY 653 X The Twisted Wheel in Manchester is one of the legendary names in British clubbing history. Originally born in a coffee bar in the city’s Brazennose Street in 1963, before later moving to a converted warehouse on Whitworth Street, it quickly developed a reputation as one of the country’s finest venues for obscure, imported soul, R&B and ska. Music fans would flock from all around the country to the weekly all-nighters to hear live sets from some of the finest soul artists of the time. The term “Northern Soul” was first coined by the journalist Dave Godin following a visit to the Twisted Wheel to describe the distinctive brand of music played there which couldn't be found in London clubs at the time. This compilation collects some of the classic tracks that would have been played at the time. The 28 tracks include gems from Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Benny Spellman, Ernie K-Doe, Solomon Burke, Gene Chandler, Betty Everett, The Dells, Fats Domino and more. BOBBY “BLUE” BLAND Turn On Your Lovelight / THE SHARPEES Do The 45 / LITTLE RICHARD Dance What You Wanna / BOBBY MARCHAN Get Down With It / BIG SAMBO & THE HOUSE WRECKERS At The Party / BO DIDDLEY Road Runner / MITCH RYDER & THE DETROIT WHEELS Jenny Take A Ride / JAMES BOOKER Smacksie / JOE HAYWOOD Talk To Me Baby (Put Some Sugar In My Ear) / ALVIN CASH & THE REGISTERS You Shot Me Through The Grease / BENNY SPELLMAN Fortune Teller / ERNIE K DOE A Certain Girl / ALVIN ROBINSON Searchin’ / SOLOMON BURKE Cry To Me / MARV JOHNSON I Love The Way You Love / RONNIE & THE MANHATTANS Long Time No See / GENE CHANDLER (Gonna Be) Good Times / BETTY EVERETT Getting Mighty Crowded / THE BALLADS I Can’t See Your Love (For The Tears In My Eyes) / THE AD LIBS The Boy From New York City / THE ESQUIRES And Get Away / THE DELLS It’s Not Unusual / SIR LATTIMORE BROWN Shake And Vibrate / JACKIE LEE Bring It Home / JAMO THOMAS & HIS PARTY SOUL BROTHERS I Spy For The FBI / THE SALEM TRAVELERS Wade In The Water / THE RUBAIYATS Omar Khayyam / FATS DOMINO It Keeps Rainin’
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CLUB SOUL VOL 3
“There was nothing glamorous about The Cats. The Sounds hit you like a ton of dynamite and stayed with you. You remembered what you heard at The Cats. We took what had gone before, what was happening now, and set the template for what was to follow at The Torch, Wigan and beyond, and it’s still following today.” BASIL, former Catacombs DJ
The Catacombs CHARLY 659 X This compilation collects some of the classic tracks made popular by The Cats deejays. The 28 tracks include gems from Saxie Russell, The Showmen, Victor Knight, Gene Chandler and The Du-Ettes and more. SAXIE RUSSELL • Psychedelic Soul (Part 1) / JOHNNY & LILLY • Suffering City / BOBBY WOMACK • What Is This? / THE FI-DELS • Try A Little Harder / THE WHISPERS • Remember Me / THE FIVE STAIRSTEPS • Change Of Pace / THE AD LIBS • Nothing Worse Than Being Alone / JERRY WILLIAMS • If You Ask Me (Because I Love You) / JOE SIMON • The Girl’s Alright With Me / SANDY WYNNS • The Touch Of Venus / MILL EVANS • I’ve Got To Have Your Love / KELLY BROTHERS • Love Time / JOHN WILLIAMS & THE TICK TOCKS • Do Me Like You Do Me / “BIG” AL DOWNING • Medley of Soul / BOBBY JONES AND THE PARA-MONTS • Beware A Stranger / LEON HAYWOOD • Baby, Reconsider / BOB WILSON • Suzy’s Serenade / THE SHOWMEN • The Wrong Girl / GENE CHANDLER • Nothing Can Stop Me / THE DU-ETTES • Every Beat Of My Heart / FRED HUGHES • You Can’t Take It Away / THE NEPTUNES • House Of Heartaches / VICTOR KNIGHT • Chinatown / DEE CLARK • That’s My Girl / THE C.O.D.’s • Michael (The Lover) / THE PEACHES • Music To My Ears / P.P. ARNOLD • Everything’s Gonna Be Alright / KENNY YOUNG • Ain’t It Funny What Love Can Do
CLUB SOUL VOL 5
“WIGAN CASINO bestrode the Northern Soul scene like a mighty colossus, creating a legend that is almost mystical today, drawing people to the music in numbers that still form the bedrock of countless all-nighters, weekenders and soul nights up and down the country. The Wigan Casino years are the golden ones, when everyone was young, when the numbers were unparalleled, when new styles of soul music were embraced and when the scene occasionally went ‘over ground’.” TIM BROWN, author The Wigan Casino Years
Wigan Casino Soul Club [2CD] CHARLY 661 X This compilation collects some of the classic tracks made popular by the Wigan Casino Soul Club deejays. Comprising 28 tracks including gems from Maurice Williams, Ann Sexton, The Jerms, Blanch Carter, The Skullsnaps and more, Club Soul marks the Wigan Casino’s 40th anniversary with an exclusive bonus disc featuring the legendary Tommy Hunt recorded live on stage in September 1975. Disc One: DON THOMAS Come On Train / THE APPRECIATIONS I Can’t Hide It / THE FURYS • I’m Satisfied With You / GENE CHANDLER Mr. Big Shot / TED FORD You’re Gonna Need Me / DONNA KING Take Me Home / MAURICE WILLIAMS Being Without You / THE ZODIACS Don’t Ever Leave Me / JOHNNY DYNAMITE The Night The Angels Cried / THE JERMS I’m A Teardrop / THE RINGLEADERS Baby, What Has Happened To Our Love / LITTLE RICHIE Just Another Heartache / THE INSPIRATIONS Your Wish Is My Command / LYDIA MARCELLE It’s Not Like You / BLANCH CARTER Halos Are For Angels / THE SKULLSNAPS I’m Your Pimp / BAGS It’s Heavy / “LITTLE” JOHNNY BLAIR Momma’s Gone / JOE TEX Show Me / THE FABULETTES Screamin’ And Shoutin’ / THE COMBINATIONS What ’Cha Gonna Do / THE C.O.D.’s She’s Fire / GENE LATTER Sign On The Dotted Line / RON HOLDEN I’ll Forgive And Forget / THE OHIO PLAYERS Love Slipped Thru My Fingers / ANN SEXTON You Got To Use What You Got / TOMMY HUNT Loving On The Losing Side / THE GENTRYS Why Should I Cry Disc Two: Tommy Hunt Live At The Wigan Casino, September 27th, 1975 I Can’t Turn You Loose / Get Ready / My Girl / Knock On Wood / Never Can Say Goodbye / Help Me Make It Through The Night / Crackin’ Up / Baby I Need Your Loving
Funk, Soul & Rap
CURTOM FUNK SNAP 805 CDX
20 classic grooves from Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom including propulsive cuts by the man himself and the label’s other main players and hitmakers. From the late Sixties and throughout the Seventies Curtom Records was responsible for some of the finest funk and soul music of the era - recordings especially admired for their sophisticated arrangements and production values. Owned and operated by the legendary Curtis Mayfield, the Curtom label pretty well defined and set the pace for Chicago Funk during that era. This collection features funk at its most nuanced and sophisticated, covering a wide range of styles; ranging from early soulful examples of the genre to more harder-edged grooves, Blaxploitation and scorching, street-smart Funk. Many of the lyrics contain incendiary social commentary, a signature feature of Curtom’s output. Featuring performances from Mayfield himself, either solo or with The Impressions, many of the other tracks bear the stamp of his involvement, be it as producer, arranger, player or writer. As well as tracks from the label’s other main players and hit-makers, such as Leroy Hutson, Baby Huey, The Notations and Linda Clifford, this set also features several gems and sought-after rarities from its less well-known talents.
THE FIVE STAIRSTEPS & CUBIE Don’t Change Your Love / BABY HUEY & THE BABY SITTERS Mighty Mighty Children / MOSES DILLARD & TEX-TOWN DISPLAY I’ve Got To Find A Way / JESSE ANDERSON I Got A Problem / LEROY HUTSON Sofunkistication / THE NOTATIONS Superpeople / RASPUTIN STASH The Devil Made Me Do It / GROUND HOG Bumpin’ / DONNY HATHAWAY & JUNE CONQUEST I Thank You / THE TRIPLETT TWINS Get It
/ LINDA CLIFFORD Runaway Love / THE IMPRESSIONS Check Out Your Mind / BOBBY FRANKLIN’S INSANITY Bring It On Down To Me (Part 1) / CURTIS MAYFIELD Move On Up / MAJOR LANCE Must Be Love Coming Down / THE AMAZERS Without A Warning / THE JONES GIRLS / Will You Be There / CURTIS MAYFIELD Junkie Chase [Full Length Version] / LOVE’S CHILDREN Soul Is Love / LEROY HUTSON Cool Out
Funk, Soul & Rap MOVE WITH THE GROOVE Hardcore Chicago Soul 1962-1970 • The One-Derful • Mar-V-Lus Story [2CD] CHARLY 645 X
Fifty years on it’s hard to comprehend just how important Chicago was in the history of soul music. Today there is little regional music anywhere in the US and certainly no regional labels servicing their populations with local talent the way many did in the early 60s. Chess, Vee-Jay, Curtom and Mercury spring readily to mind but this collection highlights another Chicago cluster of merit and importance. Inspired by three critically acclaimed volumes of Chicago soul released by Charly in 1998, Move With The Groove celebrates a group of labels founded by the Leaner Brothers: Mar-V-Lus, One-Derful, M-Pac and Toddlin’ Town. This 50-track selection retains many of the classics included on those groundbreaking CDs alongside 20 titles not originally featured. Featuring Otis Clay, Alvin Cash, Harold Burrage, Betty Everett and Lonnie Brooks alongside arguably the label’s most famous track, ‘Shake A Tail Feather’ by The Five Dutones. One of the greatest dance 45rpms of all time, the song was taken to international fame when performed by Ray Charles in the movie, The Blues Brothers, while Mar-V-Lus’ biggest seller was undoubtedly the infectious ‘Twine Time’ by Alvin Cash. Housed in a deluxe mediabook, this 2CD set pays fitting tribute to one of Chicago’s great music powerhouses with a memorabilia-laden booklet complete with a full history of the labels and potted biographies of the featured artists. To paraphrase Symtec & Wylie it’s Sockin’ Soul Power all the way! Disc One: BOBBY DAVIS Damper Down / LONNIE BROOKS (GUITAR JR.) The Popeye / LONNIE BROOKS (GUITAR JR.) Mr. Hot Shot / McKINLEY MITCHELL The Town I Live In / BETTY EVERETT I’ve Got A Claim On You / BENNY TURNER Come Back Home / HAROLD BURRAGE Master Key / BIG DADDY ROGERS Be My Lawyer / BIG DADDY ROGERS I’m A Big Man / THE FIVE DU-TONES Shake A Tail Feather / DOROTHY PRINCE If I Could Live My Life / BILLY ‘THE KID’ EMERSON The Whip Pt. 1 / THE FIVE DU-TONES That’s How I Love You / JOHNNY SAYLES Don’t Turn Your Back On Me / JOHNNY SAYLES You Told A Lie / McKINLEY MITCHELL Tell It Like It Is / LUCKY LAWS Who Is She / THE ACCENTS New Girl / JOHNNY SAYLES You Did Me Wrong / ALVIN CASH & THE CRAWLERS Twine Time / JOE & MACK Don’t You Worry / THE SHARPEES Do The 45 / HAROLD BURRAGE Got To Find A Way / BEVERLY SHAFFER Where Will You Be Boy / THE DU-ETTES Every Beat Of My Heart
Disc Two: THE SHARPEES Tired Of Being Lonely / BIG DADDY SIMPSON Give Me Back My Ring / CICERO BLAKE Sad Feeling / JOSEPH MOORE I Still Can’t Get You / ALVIN CASH & THE REGISTERS The Philly Freeze / JOSEPHINE TAYLOR What Is Love / ANDREW TIBBS I Made A Mistake / HAROLD BURRAGE More Power To You / STACY JOHNSON I Stand Alone / JOSEPHINE TAYLOR Ordinary Guy / LIZ LANDS One Man’s Poison / THE ADMIRATIONS Wait Til I Get To Know You / MISS MADELINE Behave Yourself / THE ULTIMATIONS Without You / THE ULTIMATIONS Would I Do It Over / OTIS CLAY That’s How It Is (When You're In Love) / WYLIE DIXON Gotta Hold On / OTIS CLAY A Lasting Love / WILLIE PARKER You Got Your Finger In My Eye / ALVIN CASH Keep On Dancin’ / BULL & THE MATADORS The Funky Judge / THOMAS EAST & THE FABULOUS PLAYBOYS I Get A Groove / SIMTEC & WYLIE Socking Soul Power / BULL & THE MATADORS Move With The Groove / TODDLIN TOWN SOUNDS It’s Your Thing
“... this nicely presented 2-CD set is terrific value - there’s some real quality soul on offer, in a variety of styles...”
SIR SHAMBLING’S DEEP SOUL HEAVEN “Northen sliders, tittyshaker ravers, mod-soul brothers, popcorn packers... this excellently annotated 50-tracker will satisfy all manner of soul and R&B fans. Collectors have long snapped up these gems and while we understand the sentiments of The Sharpees’ ‘Do The 45’ sometimes you’ve got to do the CD. This is one of those occasions.” IAN McCANN, RECORD COLLECTOR
Funk, Soul & Rap
MR JOE’S JAMBALAYA & LOADED DOWN WITH THE BLUES [2CD] SNAD 664 CD
Based around three original LPs (Mr Joe’s Jambalaya Parts 1 & 2 and Loaded Down With The Blues), this 46-track 2CD set revels in glorious 50s & 60s Southern Soul and Blues from Mr Joe Banashak’s legendary Minit, Instant, Alon and Seven-B labels. Hitmakers Ernie K-Doe, Chris Kenner, Aaron Neville, Jessie Hill, Benny Spellman and The Showmen provide the chart action, while lesser-heard gems come courtesy of Eldridge Holmes, The Pitter Pats, Nolan Pitts, The Stokes and Little Buck. Disc One: Loaded Down With The Blues MATTHEW ‘BOOGIE JAKE’ JACOBS Loaded Down / EDGAR BLANCHARD Tight Like That / THE PITTER PATS Nervous Condition / EDDIE LANG I’m Gonna Make You Eat Those Words / DIAMOND JOE Moanin’ And Screamin’ (Parts 1 & 2) / POLKA DOT SLIM Ain’t Broke, Ain’t Hungry / MATTHEW ‘BOOGIE JAKE’ JACOBS Early Morning Blues / NOLAN PITTS Way In The Middle Of The Night / MATTHEW ‘BOOGIE JAKE’ JACOBS Bad Luck And Trouble / EDGAR BLANCHARD Somebody’s Doin’ Me Wrong / MATTHEW ‘BOOGIE JAKE’ JACOBS (If I Only Had A) Chance For Your Love / POLKA DOT SLIM A Thing You Gotta Face / NOLAN PITTS What Is Life? / EDDIE LANG The Fooler Parts 1 & 2 Mr Joe’s Jambalaya Part One ALLEN & ALLEN Beverly Baby / JESSIE HILL Ooh Poo Pah Doo Parts 1 & 2 / LEE DORSEY Lottie Mo / AARON NEVILLE Over You / ERNIE K-DOE Mother-In-Law / ROY MONTRELL Mudd / THE DEL ROYALS Always Naggin’ / LEE DIAMOND I Need Money / CHRIS KENNER I Like It Like That Part 1
Disc Two: Mr. Joe’s Jambalaya Part Two ART NEVILLE All These Things [Full-Length Version] / THE SHOWMEN It Will Stand / WILLIE HARPER New Kind Of Love / JOE ‘MR GOOGLE EYES’ AUGUST Everything Happens At Night / RAYMOND LEWIS I’m Gonna Put Some Hurt On You / BENNY SPELLMAN Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette) / CHICK CARBO In The Night / ESKEW REEDER Green Door / ELDRIDGE HOLMES The Sooner You Realize / CALVIN LEE Valley Of Tears / IRMA THOMAS Ruler Of My Heart / THE STOKES Whipped Cream / ALLEN TOUSSAINT
& THE STOKES Poor Boy, Got To Move / ALLEN TOUSSAINT & THE STOKES Go Back Home / ROGER & THE GYPSIES Pass The Hatchet Part 1 / THE PITTER PATS It Do Me Good / OLIVER MORGAN The La La Man Part 1 / EDDIE LANG The Sad One / BARBARA GEORGE Something You Got / EDDIE BO & INEZ CHEATHAM Lover And A Friend / LARRY DARNELL Son Of A Son Of A Slave (aka Stomp Down Soul) Part 1 / LITTLE BUCK Whisper My Name / SKIP EASTERLING I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man
Funk, Soul & Rap SEHORN’S SOUL FARM 50 New Orleans Classics [2CD] SNAD 661 CD
Two rare compilations previously only available on vinyl LP are now combined on CD for the first time with bonus tracks in a deluxe 2CD mediabook edition. In 1965 the famed talent scout and promotion man, Marshall Sehorn and the legendary producer/musician Allen Toussaint formed the Sansu label. Between them they completely revived the somewhat moribund New Orleans music scene of the mid to late Sixties, signing the cream of the city’s soul and R&B acts. The bigger acts on Sansu such as Lee Dorsey and The Meters were leased to major labels but all of the local talent appeared on their own imprints including Sansu, Tou-Sea and Dee-Su. The original Sehorn’s Soul Farm LP was released in 1982 and collected together 16 tracks recorded by Sansu. The compilation was part of a batch of four albums collecting together the more obscure releases of the soul music labels that Charly represented at the time. Now long out of print, the album has achieved iconic status over the years since its release as an important and influential document of New Orleans soul music and is still constantly referred to in various overviews of New Orleans soul. Volume Two was released in 1986 and also included many more little heard or previously unissued recordings. Disc One: Volume 1 WARREN LEE Star Revue / WILLIE HARPER Why You Wanna Do It / JOHN WILLIAMS Blues Tears And Sorrow / BENNY SPELLMAN Sinner Girl / ELDRIDGE HOLMES Love Affair / JOE HAYWOOD Let’s Make It / CURLY MOORE Get Low Down / AARON NEVILLE Hercules / AARON NEVILLE Struttin’ On Sunday / WARREN LEE Climb The Ladder / CURLY MOORE Don’t Pity Me / SONNY FISHER Oh Love This Is Sonny / EARL KING All My Love (All My Love) / WILLIE HARPER That’s What You Need / DIAMOND JOE Gossip Gossip / ERNIE K-DOE Hotcha Mama Bonus tracks WILLIE WEST Baby, Baby I Love You / ELDRIDGE HOLMES A Love Problem / WARREN LEE Underdog Backstreet / EARL KING This Is What I Call Livin’ / LEE DORSEY Ride Your Pony / BETTY HARRIS Mean Man / THE METERS Cissy Strut / WILLIE HARPER I Don’t Need You Anymore / ERNIE K-DOE I Can’t Believe She Gave It All To Me
Disc Two: Volume 2 ELDRIDGE HOLMES Lovely Woman / DIAMOND JOE How To Pick A Winner / WILLIE WEST Fair Child / WARREN LEE Just Like A Woman / ZILLA MAYES I Love You Still / IRONING BOARD SAM Man Of The Street / WILLIE HARPER Here Comes The Hurt Again / ERNIE K-DOE You Got To Love Me / DANNY WHITE Natural Soul Brother / CURLY MOORE Goodbye / ELDRIDGE HOLMES Cheatin’ Woman / DIAMOND JOE Don’t Set Me Back / WILLIE WEST Did You Have Fun / ZILLA MAYES All I Want Is You / JOE HAYWOOD Sadie Mae / ERNIE K-DOE You Lie So Much Bonus tracks EARL KING A Mother’s Love / ELDRIDGE HOLMES An Open Letter (To My Love) / WARREN LEE A Lady / DIAMOND JOE Look Way Back / LEE DORSEY Get Out My Life, Woman / BETTY HARRIS I’m Evil Tonight / THE METERS Chicken Strut / WILLIE WEST Keep You Mine / ERNIE K-DOE Let Me Love You
“Artists without national eminence display a consistent ability to grab songs, to interpret them in different soul styles, and to generally get down, loose and funky.” MOJO
Funk, Soul & Rap “Stunning... top extra tracks, too!” MOJO SOUTHERN SOUL SHAKE! SSS Soul Survey / Music City Soul [2CD] SNAD 561 CD
SSS International, along with its affiliates Silver Fox and Minaret, produced and released some of the finest Southern soul and deep soul recordings of the 60s. These two original Charly albums Music City Soul and SSS Soul Survey, released in 1978 and 1982 respectively, collect the best of these tracks from the late 60s and into the 70s and are presented here on a 2CD set for the first time, along with 18 bonus tracks. Formed in 1966 by Shelby Singleton, SSS International boasted an enviable roster: Wilbert Harrison, Bettye Lavette, Robert Parker, Big Al Downing, Betty Harris, Hank Ballard and Doris Allen to name but a few. Singleton, the husband of singer Margie Singleton, entered the music industry by promoting his wife but soon carved an illustrious career for himself, initially working for Mercury before branching out on his own and eventually purchasing the legendary Sun Records. Disc One: Music City Soul “BIG” AL DOWNING Cornbread Row / “BIG”AL DOWNING Medley Of Soul / PEGGY SCOTT & JO JO BENSON Pickin’ Wild Mountain Berries / PEGGY SCOTT & JO JO BENSON Big City Blues / JOHNNY ADAMS Reconsider Me / BETTYE LAVETTE My Train’s Coming In / BETTYE LAVETTE He Made A Woman Out Of Me / T-BONE WALKER All Night Long / WILBERT HARRISON Let’s Stick Together / WILBERT HARRISON From The Bottom Of My Heart / GLORIA TAYLOR You Gotta Pay The Price / BETTYE LAVETTE & HANK BALLARD Let’s Go, Let’s Go, Let’s Go / MICKEY MURRAY Shout Bamalama / ROBERT PARKER You See Me / ROBERT PARKER You Shakin’ Things Up / CALVIN LEAVY Cummins Prison Farm Bonus tracks PEGGY SCOTT & JO JO BENSON Soulshake / JOHNNY ADAMS Georgia Morning Dew / “BIG” AL DOWNING These Arms You Push Away / WILLIE CHARLES GRAY I’ve Really Got Something To Be Proud Of / GEORGIE BOY The Pleasure Of My Woman / PEGGY SCOTT Every Little Bit Hurts / WILLIE HOBBS Yes, My Goodness, Yes / BETTY HARRIS There’s A Break In The Road / WILLIE CHARLES GRAY My Ancestors
Disc Two: SSS Soul Survey GEORGE PERKINS & THE SILVER STARS Cryin’ In The Streets / MICKEY MURRAY Lonely Room / WILLIE HOBBS The Game Of Love / BIG JOHN HAMILTON I Have No One / REUBEN BEL Action Speaks Louder Than Words / EDDIE GILES That’s How Strong My Love Is / BIG JOHN HAMILTON How Much Can A Man Take? / BIG JOHN HAMILTON & DORIS ALLEN Them Changes / CLARENCE MURRAY Baby, You Got It / DANNY WHITE One Way Love Affair / BIG JOHN HAMILTON Lift Me Up / JOHNNY ADAMS If I Could See You One More
Time / JOHNNY SOUL Lonely Man / REUBEN BELL Too Late / TOMMY BUSH (I Just Want) Some Leaving Alone / BIG JOHN HAMILTON Take This Hurt Off Me Bonus tracks CLIFFORD CURRY Soul Ranger / JOHNNY SOUL I Almost Called Your Name / BIG JOHN HAMILTON Before The Next Teardrop Falls / HANK BALLARD Sunday Morning Coming Down / DORIS ALLEN A Shell Of A Woman / DANNY WHITE Natural Soul Brother / JOHNNY DYNAMITE The Night The Angels Cried / DORIS ALLEN Hanging Heavy In My Mind / JOHNNY ADAMS Release Me
Funk, Soul & Rap UP ALL NIGHT!
“Originally intended as gateways into the Northern scene for a new generation, the tracklistings bring together staples from Gene Chandler, Wade Flemons, Sam Dees, Sidney Barnes, Fred Hughes and Roscoe Shelton.”
LOIS WILSON, RECORD COLLECTOR
56 Northern Soul Classics [2CD] SNAX 638 CD
56 Northern Soul gems made popular by Manchester’s Twisted Wheel club and The Wigan Casino. Drawn from the same-named albums originally compiled by Brian Rae and David Flynn in the 1990s, these decade-defying floor-fillers are a solid gold slice of Northern Soul history. With perennial favourites from Gene Chandler, Betty Everett, Sidney Barnes, The Ad Libs, Ann Sexton, Dee Clark, Linda Jones and many more, this deluxe 2CD memorabilia-laden package also features an additional 22 tracks not included on previous editions plus informative liner notes by soul authority Bob Fisher. Repackaged along with 18 bonus tracks by Lee Dorsey, Betty Harris and The Meters, this is the first time that these albums have appeared on CD, with tracks not included on the originals, plus extra material from the talents who made those first albums so exciting. Disc One: Up All Night Volume 1 GENE CHANDLER Nothing Can Stop Me / BETTY EVERETT Getting Mighty Crowded / THE AD LIBS Nothing Worse Than Being Alone / WADE FLEMONS That Other Place / FRED HUGHES I Keep Tryin’ / ROSCOE SHELTON You’re The Dream / SIDNEY BARNES I Hurt On The Other Side / SAM DEES Lonely For You Baby / DON THOMAS Come On Train / THE VALENTINES Breakaway / TED FORD You’re Gonna Need Me / MAURICE WILLIAMS Being Without You / LEE BATES Why Don’t You Write / WILLIE HARPER I Couldn’t / LITTLE RICHIE Just Another Heartache / THE INSPIRATIONS Touch Me Hold Me Kiss Me / ROSCOE SHELTON Running For My Life / GWEN DAVIS My Man Don’t Think I Know / JACKEY BEAVERS Hold On / ANN SEXTON You’ve Been Gone Too Long / SAM FLETCHER I’d Think It Over Twice / SIDNEY BARNES You’ll Always Be In Style / FRED HUGHES Don’t Let Me Down / THE VAN McCOY STRINGS Sweet And Easy Bonus tracks JOE MURPHY So Blue (Without You) / THE DONTELLS In Your Heart (You Know I’m Right) / THE BALLADS I Can’t See Your Love (For The Tears In My Eyes) Part 1 / THE RUBAIYATS Omar Khayyam
Disc Two: Up All Night Volume 2 DEE CLARK That’s My Girl / MAURICE WILLIAMS Return / EDDIE WILSON Toast To The Lady / LINDA JONES You Hit Me Like TNT / LITTLE RICHIE One Bo Dillion Years / GENE CHANDLER Check Yourself / THE RIVINGTONS I Love You Always / RODDIE JOY If There’s Anything Else You Want / THE SHOWMEN The Wrong Girl / THE AD LIBS Johnny My Boy Bonus tracks THE DELLS Hey Sugar Don’t Get Serious / BETTY EVERETT Trouble Over The Weekend / BARRETT STRONG Gonna Take A Journey / EDDIE BILLUPS Shake Off That Dream / NOLAN CHANCE Just Like The Weather / GENE CHANDLER I Can Take Care Of
Myself / THE STOKES Young Man, Old Man / LITTLE HANK Mr. Bang Bang Man / ELDRIDGE HOLMES Lovely Woman / THE STOKES Crystal Ball / YVONNE CARROLL Please Don’t Go / ANDERSON BROTHERS I Can See Him Loving You / THE SKULLSNAPS I’m Your Pimp / CONNIE LAVERNE Can’t Live Without You / JOE SIMON The Girl’s Alright With Me / LITTLE JOHNNY BLAIR Momma’s Gone / JAMO THOMAS & THE PARTY BROTHERS ORCHESTRA I Spy (For The FBI) / BLANCH CARTER Halos Are For Angels
Jazz Archie Shepp
Jazz JAZZACTUEL A collection of avant garde/free jazz/ psychedelia from the BYG/Actuel catalogue of 1969-1971 CHARLY 707 J
A critically acclaimed overview of the French free jazz label BYG Actuel. This 3CD boxed set presents the cream of the BYG Actuel catalogue. Covering the period 1969-1971 and comprising the best of its improvised jazz, avant garde and psychedelic output, it features Don Cherry, Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, Gong, Sunny Murray, Art Ensemble of Chicago and more. Absent from the album racks for the best part of a decade, the set was originally compiled and annotated by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, together with US music journalist Byron Coley. First released in 2000 to critical acclaim, this updated edition includes a 48page booklet featuring newly sourced photographs and memorabilia all housed in an attractive clam box. Disc One: SUNNY MURRAY Red Cross / ARCHIE SHEPP Blase / STEVE LACY Note / DAEVID ALLEN Memories / SONNY SHARROCK Soon / GRACHAN MONCUR III Exploration / CLIFFORD THORTON Pan-African Festival / JACQUES COURSIL Black Suite - Part 2 [Excerpt] / DAVE BURRELL Echo Disc Two: SUN RA AND HIS SOLAR-MYTH ARKESTRA The Utter Nots / ARTHUR JONES Brother B / THE BURTON GREENE ENSEMBLE From ‘Out Of Bartok’ / ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO Get In Line / ANDREW CYRILLE Pioneering / PAUL BLEY Ramblin’ / FRANK WRIGHT One For John / ACTING TRIO Cello Discordato Number Nine / DEWEY REDMAN Tarik Disc Three: DON CHERRY Teo-Teo-Can / ANTHONY BRAXTON B-Xo NOI47a [Excerpt] / JIMMY LYONS Premonitions / CLAUDE DELCLOO AND ARTHUR JONES Africanasia - Part 1 [Excerpt] / MUSICA ELETTRONICA VIVA The Sound Pool - Part 2 [Excerpt] / KENNETH TERROADE Blessing / GONG Squeezing Sponges Over Policemen’s Heads/Fohat Digs Holes In Space / ALAN SILVA AND THE CELESTIAL COMMUNICATION ORCHESTRA Seasons - Part 6
“The release of Jazzactuel reclaims from obscurity a remarkable period of avant-garde music. These oddball tracks reveal the period as a true renaissance of “out” music, to which Jazzactuel serves as a wonderful introduction.” ALLMUSIC.COM
ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO
A Jackson In Your House / Message To Our Folks / Reese And The Smooth Ones [2CD]
Mu Parts 1 & 2 / Orient [2CD]
Live In Antibes [2CD]
CHARLY 649 X The Art Ensemble Of Chicago have been a major influence in the jazz world since the group’s inception in the late 60s and the recordings they have made in the ensuing years continue to inspire. The three original albums reissued on this 2CD set are considered as being among their best. They were recorded for French label BYG in 1969 in Paris, where the group were living at the time. This deluxe set includes a photo-laden booklet with informative notes. A Jackson In Your House, Message To Our Folks and Reese And The Smooth Ones all showcase the musicians’ incredible energy and extraordinary eclecticism, ranging from their off-the-wall delivery of the poem ‘Ericka’ to the bebop sounds of ‘Dexterity’ and the storming ‘A Brain For The Seine’. Disc One: A Jackson In Your House A Jackson In Your House / Get In Line / The Waltz / Ericka / Song For Charles Message To Our Folks Old Time Religion / Dexterity / Rock Out / A Brain For The Seine Disc Two: Reese And The Smooth Ones Reese And The Smooth Ones Pt. 1/ Reese And The Smooth Ones Pt. 2
“... these tracks create a universe of unrestrained joy that mocks the authoritarian... impudent, carefree, wild and beautiful.” MICHAEL SIMMONS, MOJO
CHARLY 650 X Acknowledged as one of the fathers of World music, Don Cherry is also one of the most important jazz musicians of his era. Having played with musicians as diverse as Ornette Coleman and Lou Reed, the multi-instrumentalist further developed and enriched his unique sound through his extensive global travels. This deluxe 2CD set comprises three of his finest albums recorded in France for the BYG Actuel label. The first disc features the albums MU Part 1 and MU Part 2. These two albums, recorded in 1969, showcase Cherry’s unique sound, with drummer Ed Blackwell providing accompaniment.
CHARLY 651 X Two original BYG Actuel albums in a deluxe mediabook. By the late 1960s Archie Shepp, following his earlier patronage by the legendary John Coltrane, had established himself as a leading player in the field of avant-garde jazz. Although an enthusiastic advocate of musical experimentation, his music still retained a strong sense of tradition, his playing style being deeply tinged with a feeling for the blues and soul music. In 1969 he travelled to Algiers to perform at the Pan-African Music Festival and following this travelled on to Paris where he recorded a series of albums for the BYG Actuel label.
The second disc contains the Orient album, which captures Cherry in a live trio set in which he is accompanied by the great Dutch drummer Han Bennink and the South African bassist Johnny Dyani. In the album’s four extended pieces, their playing reflects Cherry’s passion for global culture, touching on elements of Indonesian gamelan, Indian Karnatic singing and the rhythms of Africa and American Indian rituals.
This deluxe 2CD set captures Shepp’s complete live performance at the Juan les Pins Jazz Festival in Antibes on July 18, 1970. Originally released on the BYG Actuel label as two separate albums, each disc features one extended piece, split into 2 parts.
Includes a photo-laden booklet with in-depth notes.
Disc One: Live In Antibes Volume 1: The Early Bird part 1 / The Early Bird part 2
Disc One: Mu first part / Mu second part Brilliant Action / Amejelo / Total Vibration / Sun Of The East / Terrestrial Beings / The Mysticism Of My Sound / Medley: Dollar Brand / Spontaneous Composing / Exert, Man On The Moon / Bamboo Night / Teo-Teo Can / Smiling Faces, Going Places / Psycho Drama / Medley: Theme - Albert Heath / Theme - Dollar Brand / Babyrest, Time For...
This mediabook package includes a photo-laden booklet with new in-depth notes.
Disc Two: Live In Antibes Volume 2: Huru part 1 / Huru part 2
Disc Two: Orient Orient / Si Ta Ra Ma / Eagle Eye / Togetherness
ARCHIE SHEPP Yasmina, A Black Woman / Poem For Malcolm CHARLY 270 P Two avant-garde albums recorded for BYG in August 1969 featuring Hank Mobley, Philly Joe Jones, Malachi Favors and other members of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, combined on one disc. Yasmina, A Black Woman Yasmina, A Black Woman / Sonny’s Back / Body And Soul Poem For Malcolm Rain Forest / Oleo / Mamarose / Poem For Malcolm
ARCHIE SHEPP Blasé / Live at the Pan-African Festival [2CD] SNAD 534 CD Over the years, Archie Shepp has become one of the most revered of all jazz icons for his innovative music, which borders on the edge between free music and the blues. This 2CD presents a fascinating insight into Shepp’s diverse catalogue and features two of his finest albums, Blasé and Live At The Pan-African Festival, both recorded in 1969 for the BYG label. Blasé was recorded in Paris with the musical assistance of Jeanne Lee, Lester Bowie, harp player Chicago Beau and drummer Philly Joe Jones and captured Shepp in a distinctly bluesy mood. In contrast, Live At The Pan-African Festival, recorded in Algiers and featuring Alan Silva, Dave Burrell, Sunny Murray, Clifford Thornton as well as several Algerian and Tuareg musicians, highlights the free-form side of Shepp in full flight. This reissue is accompanied by new sleevenotes (in English and in French) written by the respected French journalist Jacques Denis. Disc One: My Angel / Blasé / There Is A Balm In Gilead / Sophisticated Lady / Touareg Disc Two: Brotherhood At Ketchaoua / We Have Come Back
Jazz NINA SIMONE The Nina Simone Story [3CD] SNAJ 738 CDX
The most comprehensive 3CD collection available from this extraordinary performer. Chronicles the heyday of her career from 1958 to 1985, including all her classic recordings for Bethlehem Records. Disc One: My Baby Just Cares For Me / I Loves You Porgy / Love Me Or Leave Me / Little Girl Blue / Mood Indigo / He Needs Me / Don’t Smoke In Bed / Good Bait / Plain Gold Ring / You’ll Never Walk Alone / Central Park Blues / He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands / For All We Know / African Mailman / Please Read Me / Just In Time / When I Was A Young Girl / Don’t Let Me Be Understood / Gin House Blues Disc Two: House Of The Rising Sun / See Line Woman / To Love Somebody / Ne Me Quitte Pas / Ain’t Got No/I Got Life / To Be Young, Gifted And Black / The Assignment Song / No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed / I’ll Look Around / After You’ve Gone / When I Was In My Prime / Ain’t No Use / Blues / Cotton Eyed Joe / Nobody / Sunday In Savannah / Zungo Disc Three: Backlash Blues / Do What You Gotta Do / Pirate Jenny / The Other Woman / Mississippi Goddam / You Took My Teeth / Four Women / I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl / Fodder In Her Wings / For A While / It Cold Out Here / Saratoga / Touching And Caring / I Sing Just To Know That I’m Alive / You Must Have Another Lover / Porgy
Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club
Live At Berkeley / Forever Young, Gifted & Black
Sings Billie Holiday / The Gospel According To Nina Simone
SNAP 216 CD Nina Simone is widely regarded as being one of world's finest vocalists and jazz intepreters. Little Girl Blue aka Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club was her first album, which she recorded for the Bethlehem label in 1958, and includes her superb interpretations of the jazz classics ‘I Loves You Porgy’ and the immortal ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’. For these recordings Nina was accompanied by Jimmy Bond on bass and Al Heath on drums, whilst she contributed her unique vocal talents and sensitive and highly accomplished piano playing. This re-issue includes four bonus tracks in the form of three tracks recorded at the original album session, plus the extended version of ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’.
SNAP 300 CD Two original albums from 1969 and 1971 from the Stroud label capturing the legendary singer at the peak of her career. Forever Young, Gifted & Black Black Is The Colour / Since My Love Is Gone / Blue Prelude / Spring Is Here / Porgy / Remind Me / Near To You / The Thrill Is Gone Live At Berkeley Ain’t Got No/I Got Life / Four Women / No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed / Backlash Blues / The Assignment Song / To Be Young, Gifted And Black
SNAP 288 CD Two original Nina Simone albums on one CD. Simone’s tribute to the jazz great from 1972 includes her versions of ‘Fine And Mellow’ and ‘Strange Fruit’ together with her 1973 part gospel-tinged album. Nina Simone Sings Billie Holiday Tell Me More And More And Then Some / This Year’s Kisses / Strange Fruit / Fine And Mellow / Don’t Explain / Just In Time / Gimme A Pigfoot (And A Bottle Of Beer) / Love Me Or Leave Me Gospel According To Nina Simone Anytime, Anywhere / Sunday In Savannah / You Can’t Hide / Nobody’s Fault But Mine / To Be Young, Gifted And Black / Brown Baby / Sinnerman
Mood Indigo / Don’t Smoke In Bed / He Needs Me / Little Girl Blue / Love Me Or Leave Me / My Baby Just Cares For Me / Good Bait / Plain Gold Ring / You’ll Never Walk Alone / I Loves you Porgy / Central Park Blues / Bonus Tracks / He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands / For All We Know / African Mailman / My Baby Just Cares For Me (extended version)
“An essential album for anyone who wants to share the sense of unfettered possibilities that flow through Simone’s youthful music.” RECORD COLLECTOR
Jazz JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY SDVD001 Jazz On A Summer’s Day is one of the greatest jazz movies ever made. Filmed over the four days of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival the movie not only captured inspired performances from the biggest names in jazz at the time, but also the style and fashions of late Fifties America. This DVD Includes performances by Thelonious Monk, Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington, Gerry Mulligan and concludes with the peerless gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. Jazz On A Summer’s Day was the only film made by leading stills photographer Bert Stern (Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn), his photographer’s eye for the subject matter and his picture composition being apparent from the film’s series of unforgettable images of the performers, the audience and the picturesque setting of Rhode Island. This set includes an hour-long CD of music highlights from the movie and was chosen as one of the all-time classic albums by Mojo magazine in its compendium, The Mojo Collection.
JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY SNAP 191 CD
Extras include: interview with Bert Stern, an introduction to Jazz On A Summer’s Day, artist biographies and photo gallery. THE JIMMY GIUFFRE TRIO Train And The River / THE THELONIOUS MONK TRIO Blue Monk / SONNY STITT & SAL SALVADOR Loose Walk / ANITA O’DAY Sweet Georgia Brown / ANITA O’DAY Tea For Two / THE GEORGE SHEARING QUINTET Rondo/ DINAH WASHINGTON All Of Me / GERRY MULLIGAN Catch As Catch Can / BIG MAYBELLE I Ain’t Mad At You / CHUCK BERRY Sweet Little Sixteen / THE CHICO HAMILTON QUINTET Blue Sands / LOUIS ARMSTRONG & JACK TEAGARDEN Up A Lazy River / LOUIS ARMSTRONG Tiger Rag / LOUIS ARMSTRONG Rockin’ Chair / LOUIS ARMSTRONG When The Saints Go Marching In / MAHALIA JACKSON Walk All Over God’s Heaven / MAHALIA JACKSON Didn’t It Rain / MAHALIA JACKSON The Lord’s Prayer Interludes, Rehearsals And Interviews / ELI’S CHOSEN SIX When The Saints Go Marching In / THE CHICO HAMILTON QUINTET Rehearsal / ELI’S CHOSEN SIX Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?/ NATHAN GERSHMAN [Cello Solo] Rehearsal / ELI’S CHOSEN SIX Maryland, My Maryland / Interview with LOUIS ARMSTRONG / ELI’S CHOSEN SIX Maryland, My Maryland [Closing Credits] Bonus CD: THE JIMMY GIUFFRE TRIO Train And The River / THELONIOUS MONK Blue Monk / SONNY STITT Loose Walk / ANITA O’DAY Sweet Georgia Brown / ANITA O’DAY Tea For Two / DINAH WASHINGTON All Of Me / GERRY MULLIGAN Catch As Catch Can / BIG MAYBELLE I Ain’t Mad At You / CHUCK BERRY Sweet Little Sixteen / THE CHICO HAMILTON QUINTET Blue Sands/ LOUIS ARMSTRONG Up A Lazy River / LOUIS ARMSTRONG Tiger Rag / LOUIS ARMSTRONG Rockin’ Chair / LOUIS ARMSTRONG When The Saints Go Marching In / MAHALIA JACKSON Medley: Walk All Over God’s Heaven/Didn’t It Rain / MAHALIA The Lord’s Prayer
The 1958 Newport Jazz Festival inspired superlative performances from the stars of the day. These are the highlights, taken from the soundtrack of the classic film.
“Bert Stern’s one-off movie about the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival is a classic piece of multimedia, where sensitive, intimate cinematography of the performers is intercut with gorgeous images... the whole package is an audiovisual treat, a moment to savour from the Indian summer of jazz.”
THE JIMMY GIUFFRE TRIO Train And The River / THELONIOUS MONK Blue Monk / SONNY STITT Loose Walk / ANITA O’DAY Sweet Georgia Brown / ANITA O’DAY Tea For Two / DINAH WASHINGTON All Of Me / GERRY MULLIGAN Catch As Catch Can / BIG MAYBELLE I Ain’t Mad At You / CHUCK BERRY Sweet Little Sixteen / THE CHICO HAMILTON QUINTET Blue Sands/ LOUIS ARMSTRONG Up A Lazy River / LOUIS ARMSTRONG Tiger Rag / LOUIS ARMSTRONG Rockin’ Chair / LOUIS ARMSTRONG When The Saints Go Marching In / MAHALIA JACKSON Medley: Walk All Over God’s Heaven/ Didn’t It Rain / MAHALIA The Lord’s Prayer
SAMMY DAVIS JR.
Where Is Love [2CD]
Unforgettable - The Very Best Of
SNAD 545 CD
SNAX 633 CD
Classic Reprise recordings capturing the highly talented singer at his best.
The Trashmen’s original 1964 album for Garrett Records packaged in a deluxe mediabook featuring 9 bonus tracks.
Disc One: If You Want This Love Of Mine; The Second Best Secret Agent In The World; Your Other Love; I’m A Brass Band; Dingdong! The Witch Is Dead; I Know A Place; All That Jazz; Whisper To One; Medley: Up Tight / You’ve Got Your Troubles; The More I See You / The Second Time Around (Take 4); Talk To The Animals; My Friend The Doctor; Beautiful Things; I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It; Something In Your Smile; Up, Up And Away; Shake! Shake! Shake; Children, Children; Don’t Take Your Time; Where Is Love?
Formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1962, The Trashmen's original lineup comprised Tony Andreason (lead guitar and vocals), Dal Winslow (guitar and vocals), Steve Wahrer (drums and vocals) and Bob Reed (bass guitar). Their biggest hit ‘Surfin’ Bird’ - a fearsome marriage of The Rivingtons’ ‘Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow’ and ‘The Bird’s The Word’ set to a surf rock beat - made US No.4 in late 1963. Their only other Hot 100 hit ‘Dance Bird Beat’ (US No.30) came the following year, with ‘Bad News’ Bubbling Under at No.124 a few months later.
Disc Two: Medley: I’ve Got You Under My Skin/What’s A Nice Kid Like You Doing In A Place Like This/Dang Me/Big Bad John/The Girl From Ipanema/ Ugly Chile/On The Road To Mandalay/What’d I Say/Hello Dolly/I’ve Got You Under My Skin; The Lady Is A Tramp; One For My Baby (And One More For The Road); Medley: Lonesome Road/Gonna Build A Mountain/Yes I Can/I Want To Be With You/ Too Close For Comfort/ Something’s Gotta Give/ Hey There; Joey, Joey, Joey; She Believes In Me; My Personal Property; Somebody; If My Friends Could See Me Now; Sweet November; Please Don’t Go; I Have But One Life To Live; It’s A Happening World; Macarthur Park; Wichita Lineman; For Once In My Life; In The Ghetto; Hi-Heel Sneakers; My Way; Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
“Sammy Davis can do everything bar cook spaghetti!”
The Trashmen shot back into public consciousness when ‘Surfin’ Bird’ narrowly missed the No.1 slot in the UK singles chart in 2010 after a massively successful online campaign which arose from the use of the song in an episode of the popular cartoon Family Guy. ‘Surfin’ Bird’ has also been recorded by numerous artists including The Ramones, The Cramps and the thrash metal band Sodom, as well as being used in movies and television shows including Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket. Surfin’ Bird / King Of The Surf / Henrietta / Misirlou / Malaguena / It’s So Easy / Tube City / My Woodie / Bird Bath / Kuk / Money (That’s What I Want) / Sleeper Bonus Tracks Bird Dance Band / Bad News / On The Road / Whoa Dad! / A-Bone / Peppermint Man / New Generation / Real Live Doll / Walkin’ My Baby / Dancin’ With Santa
SNAP 210 CD Dinah Washington was one of the finest female vocalists of the 20th Century, a consummate performer who embraced many musical styles during her 30-year recording career. Unforgettable concentrates on the peerless recordings made during her heyday from the mid-50s to the early 60s, all of which are distinguished by their superb arrangements and recording quality. These 28 sides includes hits such as ‘What A Diff’rence A Day Makes’, ‘September In The Rain’ and ‘Unforgettable’, as well as matchless performances of standards such as ‘Smoke Gets In Your Eyes’ and ‘Mad About The Boy’. Includes her two duet hits with Brook Benton, ‘A Rocking Good Way’ and ‘Baby, You Got What It Takes’. Unforgettable / What A Diff’rence A Day Makes / Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes) (Duet with Brook Benton) / A Rockin’ Good Way (To Mess Around And Fall In Love) (Duet with Brook Benton) / This Bitter Earth / Love Walked In / September In The Rain / Mad About The Boy / I’ll Close My Eyes / You’re Crying; Makin’ Whoopee / I’ll Drown In My Tears / That’s All There Is To That / Nothing In The World / Never Let Me Go / I Concentrate On You / Blue Gardenia / Smoke Gets In Your Eyes / Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby / T’Ain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do / Cry Me A River / Our Love Is Here To Stay / A Sunday Kind Of Love / They Didn’t Believe Me / Somebody Loves Me / Perdido / It Could Happen To You / Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
“Choice cuts from ineffable vocalist’s Mercury recordings. The equal of Billie Holiday’s Columbia sides or red Atlantic-era Aretha.” UNCUT
Popular THE SHANGRI-LAS The Shangri-Las’ tough girl demeanour was the perfect counterpoint to their bittersweet songs of loss, longing and teenage angst. Formed in 1963 in Queens, New York the group comprised two sets of sisters; Mary and Betty Weiss and twins Marguerite (Marge) and Mary Ann Ganser.
“This compilation leaves no stone unturned and includes a handful of rarely-heard radio commercials and truly bizarre etiquette advice on dating. What more could a troubled teen RECORD COLLECTOR with a fragile heart want?”
Few girl groups of the 1960s can lay claim to being as influential as The Shangri-Las. Eschewing the glitz’n’glamour of their Motown contemporaries, the group’s melodramatic songs and tough girl image - often at odds with lead singer Mary’s tremulous vocals - have resonated across the decades in the recordings of Blondie, Amy Winehouse and, latterly, Bat For Lashes. The group made their Red Bird debut with producer ‘Shadow’ Morton’s opus ‘Remember (Walking In The Sand)’. Between 1964 and 1966 they charted 11 US Hot 100 singles.
REMEMBER... Hits & rarities from the Bad Girls of 60s Pop [2CD] SNAX 625 CD All their Red Bird recordings, including ‘Remember (Walking In The Sand)’ and ‘Leader Of The Pack’, plus lesser-heard alternate takes and live tracks. The band had the first of five US Top 30 hits in summer 1964 with ‘Remember (Walking In The Sand)’, complete with seagull sound effects which were to become songwriter/producer George ‘Shadow’ Morton’s signature touch. The follow-up ‘Leader Of The Pack’, a death disc par excellence penned by Red Bird’s’ in-house songwriters Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry secured the US No.1 spot later that year and earned the girls notoriety when it was banned by the BBC for being too morbid. Even so, the song made the UK charts on three separate occasions peaking at No.3 when it was reissued in 1972. Their edgy, proto-Punk image, melodramatic songs and readily identifiable sound underscored by Mary’s plaintive vocals have gone on to influence scores of artists including Blondie, Aerosmith, Sonic Youth, The Horrors and Amy Winehouse. This deluxe 2CD mediabook set brings together all of the ShangriLas’ Red Bird recordings including in-concert material, stereo and alternate versions, radio spots plus Shadow Morton’s deadpan demo of ‘Dressed In Black’. With in-depth liners by acclaimed Shangs’ authority and Goldmine writer the late Dennis Garvey, this memorabilia-laden set offers all the hits and collector’s gems in one must-have package.
“...delicious melodramas driven by anguish and full of dangerous thrills.” MOJO Disc One: Remember (Walkin’ In The Sand) [stereo] / It’s Easier To Cry / Leader Of The Pack [stereo] / What Is Love? / Give Him A Great Big Kiss [stereo] / Bull Dog / Right Now And Not Later / The Train From Kansas City [stereo] / Never Again / Give Us Your Blessings / Heaven Only Knows / Sophisticated Boom Boom / I’m Blue / Out In The Streets / The Boy / What’s A Girl Supposed To Do / The Dum Dum Ditty / You Cheated, You Lied / I Can Never Go Home Anymore [stereo]
Disc Two: Remember (Walkin’ In The Sand) [long version] / Twist And Shout * / Maybe * / So Much In Love * / Shout * / Good Night, My Love (Pleasant Dreams) * / You Can’t Sit Down * / Long Live Our Love / He Cried / Dressed In Black / Past, Present And Future / Paradise / Love You More Than Yesterday / Give Him A Great Big Kiss [stereo, alt. version] / Radio Spot Revlon #1 How Pretty Can You Get? / Radio Spot Good Taste Tip Gift Receiving / Radio Spot Revlon #2 Natural Wonder / Radio Spot Good Taste Tip Dating Courtesy / Dressed In Black [Shadow Morton demo] * Live recording
Popular THE SHANGRI-LAS Leader Of The Pack [LP] CHARLY L 123
Heavyweight vinyl reissue of the seminal New York girl group’s debut album produced by George ‘Shadow’ Morton for Red Bird Records. Recorded to capitalise on their US No.1 death disc classic ‘Leader Of The Pack’ (penned by Ellie Greenwich & Jeff Barry), Side 1 of this mono 12-tracker brings The Shangs’ distinctive sound and penchant for tear-stained heartbreak to the fore with tracks such as ‘Easier To Cry’ and ‘What Is Love?’, while Side Two includes rough’n’ready live recordings of the Isley Brothers’ ‘Twist And Shout’, the Phil Upchurch stomper ‘You Can’t Sit Down’ and, harking back to their high school roots, The Chantels’ ‘Maybe’. The album’s opener, ‘Give Him A Great Big Kiss’, was immediately spun off as a single, peaking at US No.18 in early 1965. Side One: Give Him A Great Big Kiss / Leader Of The Pack / Bull Dog / It’s Easier To Cry / What Is Love? / Remember (Walkin’ In The Sand) Side Two: Twist And Shout / Maybe / So Much In Love / Shout / Good Night, My Love / Shout [Reprise] / You Can’t Sit Down
“Their distinctive girl group sound, which they delivered with either endearing earnestness or insouciant cool, was never captured better than on their debut album. Terrific.” LOIS WILSON, RECORD COLLECTOR
Popular BOYS CAN BE MEAN [2CD] CHARLY 665 D
60 Fabulous Femme Pop recordings 1961-67 featuring The Shangri-Las, Gladys Knight, The Dixie Cups, Betty Everett, Ellie Greenwich, Shelley Fabares and many more. includes a 20page memorabilia-laden booklet, informative liner notes plus a hidden bonus track. Following on the kitten heels of Charly’s critically acclaimed Shangri-Las: Remember… [SNAX625CD] and The Red Bird Story [SNAX626CD], comes a stunning 2CD compilation of US Femme Pop gems from the Red Bird, Vee-Jay, Sound Stage 7, Black Pearl, Fire and Fury labels. Comprising solo thrushes and girl groups, R&B divas and teen angels, Boys Can Be Mean is as sensational a set of 60s songbirds as one could hope to find. The genre continues to influence and captivate contemporary pop and fashion; the late Amy Winehouse cited The Shangri-Las among her favourites, while Grammy Award-winning Adele’s musical bloodline has much in common with white Soul singers such as Evie Sands and deep soul greats like Bessie Banks. Combining collector’s favourites with a helping of Hot 100 hits, this set also includes 14 rare recordings not previously available on CD plus several making their first official reissue release, among them Barbara Green, The Angelos and Judy Thomas. The set also features a hidden bonus track new-to-CD. Disc One: BETTY EVERETT Gettin’ Mighty Crowded / THE BOUQUETS Ain’t That Love / EVIE SANDS Take Me For A Little While / THE AD LIBS On The Corner / THE RUBIES Spanish Boy / THE ANGELO Backfield In Motion / THE GOODIES Sophisticated Boom Boom / THE FABULETTES Money (That’s What I Want) / BARBARA GREEN I Should Have Treated You Right / GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS Operator / CATHY SAINT Mr Heartbreak / KAREN KELLY Nobody’s Girl / THE CLINGER SISTERS Puppet / THE DIXIE CUPS Little Bell / THE BUTTERFLYS I Wonder / THE SHANGRI-LAS Love You More Than Yesterday / SHELLEY FABARES I Know You’ll Be There / BARBARA JACKSON Second Best / THE BOUQUETS Welcome To My Heart / CHI CHI McCAULEY Memory Lane Without You / THE JELLY BEANS Do Wah Diddy / THE DIXIE CUPS People Say / ELLIE GREENWICH Another Boy Like Mine / THE HONEY BEES No Guy / RODDIE JOY ∙ Stop / LINDA MARTELL & THE ANGLOS The Things I Do For You / THE SUNBEAMS ∙ Sing A Song / THE SENSATIONS That’s What You Gotta Do / THE ANGELOS Bad Motorcycle / SUGAR & THE SPICES Boys Can Be Mean
Disc Two: THE SOCIETY GIRLS S.P.C.L.G. / BETTY EVERETT I Can’t Hear You / THE RUBIES Deeper / THE ANGELOS Just Like Taking Candy From A Baby / THE BUTTERFLYS Gee Baby Gee / THE JELLY BEANS Here She Comes / THE AD LIBS I’m Just A Down Home Girl / GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS Letter Full Of Tears / THE LOVEJOYS Payin’ For The Wrong I’ve Done / KAREN KELLY He Passes By / MELINDA MARX How I Wish You Came / TRACEY DEY Jealous Eyes / EVIE SANDS You Got Me Uptight / THE SHANGRI-LAS Right Now And Not Later / THE DIXIE CUPS I’m Gonna Get You Yet / THE PEARLETTES Duchess Of Earl / LEOLA & THE LOVEJOYS Wait ’Round The Corner / KELLI & THE KITTENS Happy Town / THE JELLY BEANS The Kind Of Boy You Can’t Forget / SHELLEY FABARES Lost Summer Love / THE GOODIES The Dum Dum Ditty / THE FABULETTES Try The Worryin’ Way / BESSIE BANKS It Sounds Like My Baby / RODDIE JOY If There’s Anything Else You Want (Let Me Know) / THE AVONS Just As Long As I Live / THE INSPIRATIONS What Am I Gonna Do With You, Hey Baby / LINDA JONES You Hit Me Like TNT / YVONNE CARROLL Please Don’t Go / BARBARA GREEN A Lover’s Plea / JUDY THOMAS ∙ Golden Records
“The true strength of this collection comes from the deeper cuts, many having seen their widest distribution before this comp on the original 45s... a fully rounded necessity for any girl group enthusiast. Never sacrificing the quality of the material for obscurity, this compilation hits the mark on almost every track, and shines brightly as a consistently interesting and revisitable collection.”
FRED THOMAS, ALLMUSIC.COM “Sweet’n’sassy platters a-plenty... this is a must-have for aficionados.” RECORD COLLECTOR “You like the girl group sound of the sixties? If so, you’re gonna love this...” IN THE BASEMENT
Popular GO GIRLS The Birds From Red Bird SNAP 268 CD
30 of the finest tracks from Leiber and Stoller’s Red Bird label’s roster of hot girls from the mid-Sixties. Hitting the coveted No.1 spot in the US pop charts with their very first release, The Dixie Cups’ ‘Chapel Of Love’, Red Bird swiftly consolidated its success with equally memorable hits from The Shangri-Las, The Jelly Beans and The Ad-Libs. The girl group sound of the Sixties was predominantly a creation of Red Bird as their ‘birds’ - in the form of such groups - brought a new dimension to the sound of female vocal groups. In addition to its groups, Red Bird’s solo girls, including the likes of Dee Dee Warwick, Ellie Greenwich and Linda Jones, produced many fine R&B and soul releases between them. Notable amongst these are Bessie Banks’ magnificent original version of ‘Go Now’ a UK No.1 for The Moody Blues and Evie Sands’ original of ‘I Can’t Let Go’, a No.2 hit in the U.K. when it was covered by The Hollies in 1966. This generous 30-track collection of highlights from the label’s impressive female roster includes all of its biggest hits in addition to several sought-after gems of the genre. THE SHANGRI-LAS Leader Of The Pack / THE DIXIE CUPS Chapel Of Love / BESSIE BANKS Go Now THE JELLYBEANS I Wanna Love Him So Bad / ELLIE GREENWICH You Don’t Know / THE AD LIBS The Boy From New York City / EVIE SANDS I Can’t Let Go / THE SHANGRI-LAS Remember (Walking In The Sand) / LINDA JONES Fugitive From Love / THE BUTTERFLYS I Wonder / DEE DEE WARWICK Don’t Think My Baby’s Coming Back / THE DIXIE CUPS Iko, Iko / RODDIE JOY Come Back Baby / LEOLA & THE LOVEJOYS He Ain’t No Angel / CATHY SAINT Big Bad World / THE GOODIES Sophisticated Boom Boom / CHI CHI McCAULEY I Know He Loves Me / THE LOVEJOYS It’s Mighty Nice / EVIE SANDS Run Home To Your Mama / THE BOUQUETS Welcome To My Heart / DIDI NOEL Let The Music Play / THE JELLYBEANS Baby, Be Mine / BESSIE BANKS It Sounds Like My Baby / ELLIE GREENWICH Baby / THE DIXIE CUPS I’m Gonna Get You Yet / RODDIE JOY Love Hit Me With A Wallop / THE LOVEJOYS Payin’ (For The Wrong I’ve Done) / LINDA JONES You Hit Me Like T.N.T. / CATHY SAINT Mr. Heartbreak / THE BUTTERFLYS Good Night, Baby
Popular THE RED BIRD STORY
SNAX 626 CD
60 original recordings from the celebrated New York label including classic tracks from The Shangri-Las, The Dixie Cups and more packaged in a deluxe mediabook. Founded in 1964 by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Red Bird Records may only have been operational for three years but during that time the label became synonymous with the 60s girl group sound, largely due to the success of The Shangri-Las and The Dixie Cups - both of whom scored No.1 hits for Red Bird in its fledgling year. Rising phoenix-like from earlier try-outs with Tiger (founded in 1962) and later Daisy (in 1963), Red Bird was unique among indie labels in that its output was of a consistently high standard and almost half of its releases made a commercial impact. The secret to Red Bird’s “hit factory” lay in no small part with the charttopping Brill Building songwriting team of Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry who’d previously penned hits for producer Phil Spector’s Ronettes and Crystals. In the years prior to the British Invasion, the husband and wife team wrote prolifically for the label’s biggest names including the aforementioned Shangri-Las and Dixie Cups, The Butterflys, Sam Hawkins, The Ad Libs and Andy Kim, as well as occasionally recording in their own right. This deluxe 2CD set draws together the best of Red Bird along with tracks from its Blue Cat Soul/R&B subsidiary and material from the short-lived Tiger and Daisy affiliates. Carefully compiled and annotated by Roger Dopson, this compilation is a worthy successor to previous volumes incorporating lesserheard gems alongside the major hits. Disc One: TIPPY & THE CLOVERS Bossa Nova Baby / CATHY SAINT Big Bad World / MOODY & THE DELTAS Everybody Come Clap Your Hands / LEOLA & THE LOVEJOYS He Ain’t No Angel / BESSIE BANKS Go Now / DEE DEE WARWICK Don’t Think My Baby’s Coming Back / THE DIXIE CUPS Chapel Of Love / ALVIN ROBINSON Something You Got / THE JELLY BEANS I Wanna Love Him So Bad / CHI CHI McCAULEY I Know He Loves Me / THE ROCKAWAYS Top Down Time / THE SHANGRI-LAS Remember (Walkin’ In The Sand) / THE BUTTERFLYS Goodnight Baby / ALVIN ROBINSON Down Home Girl / THE JELLY BEANS Baby Be Mine / THE DIXIE CUPS No True Love / THE SHANGRI-LAS Leader Of The Pack / BARRY MANN Talk To Me Baby / THE BUTTERFLYS I Wonder / ELLIE GREENWICH Another Boy Like Mine / THE DIXIE CUPS Wrong Direction / THE AD LIBS The Boy From New York City / THE TRADEWINDS New York’s A Lonely Town / RODDIE JOY Come Back Baby / RODDIE JOY Love Hit Me With A Wallop / THE SOUL BROTHERS I Got A Dream / JIMMY RICE Spanish Perfume / ALVIN ROBINSON I’m Gonna Put Some Hurt On You / THE DIXIE CUPS Iko Iko / THE SHANGRI-LAS Out In The Streets
Disc Two: JEFF BARRY I’ll Still Love You / JIMMY RICE Or Not At All / RONNIE MITCHELL Having A Party / THE TRADEWINDS The Girl From Greenwich Village / SAM HAWKINS Hold On Baby / STEVE ROSSI Nobody But You / THE AD LIBS Ask Anybody / THE BOUQUETS Welcome To My Heart / THE GOODIES The Dum Dum Ditty / EVIE SANDS Take Me For A Little While / ELLIE GREENWICH You Don’t Know / ELLIE GREENWICH Baby / BARRY MANN We Gotta Get Out Of This Place / VIC DONNA I Won’t Be Me Anymore / RODDY JOY If There’s Anything Else You Want (Let Me Know) / ANDY KIM I Hear You Say (I Love You Baby) / ORPHEUS My Life / JIMMY CROSS Hey Little Girl / SAM HAWKINS I Know It’s Alright / EVIE SANDS I Can’t Let Go / SIDNEY BARNES I Hurt On The Other Side / TINY TIM Little Girl / TINY TIM April Showers / LINDA JONES Fugitive From Love / DIDI NOEL Let The Music Play / RAL DONNER It Will Only Make You Love Me More / RAL DONNER Love Isn’t Like That / KANE & ABEL He Will Break Your Heart / THE YOUNG GENERATION The Hideaway / THE SHANGRI-LAS Past, Present & Future
“Motown might have been ‘The Sound Of Young America’, but for just over two years Leiber and Soller’s Red Bird label vied for that legend, too, yielding a preposterous number of hits - 20 in their first 13 months - thanks to a peerless songwriting team and a stable of acts who stirred up every crazy MOJO emotion.”
Reggae “Gregory and (producer) GG Ranglin ensure everything clicks in an unfussy way. This compilation takes a similarly straightforward approach and it’s a delight.” RECORD COLLECTOR MOJO DILLINGER
Love Is Overdue [2CD]
SNAP 139 CD Known for his quick wit and humorous lyrics, Jamaicanborn Dillinger scored a No.1 hit in The Netherlands with his controversial ‘Cocaine In My Brain’, a track which has since featured in soundtrack to the computer game Grand Theft Auto. This compilation also includes ‘Marijuana In My Brain’ alongside the slack classic ‘Crabs In My Pants’. Cocaine In My Brain / Jah Love / Funkey Punk / Mickey Mouse Crab Louse / I Thirst / Loving Pauper / Flat Foot Hustlin’ / Crabs In My Pants / Marijuana In My Brain
SNAD 663 CD 39 tracks presenting the cream of Gregory’s 1970s recordings, produced by the legendary Alvin ‘GG’ Ranglin. Includes the massive reggae hit ‘My Number One’. Disc One: Love Is Overdue / Far Beyond The Valley / Sweeter The Victory / Financial Endorsement / Send Me The Pillow You Dream On / Be Careful / Philistines / Lonely Days / Happiness Come / The Way She Walks / Another Heartache / No Forgiveness / Love Disguise / Don’t Go / Lonely Teardrops / Once Ago / Cool You / I Am Struggling / Each Day / If You’re In Love Disc Two: My Number One / Look Before You Leap / Want To Go / Special Guest / Tumbling Tears / Willow Tree / Everything Is Going To Be Alright / Border / No Footstool / Breaking Up / No Speech, No Language / Something Nice / A Riot / Jailer / Happiness / Village Of The Underprivileged / Payroll / If You’re Feeling Hot, I Will Cool You / Can I Change My Mind
Reggae BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS Trench Town Rock [4CD] SNAJ 745 CD
Beautifully packaged 4CD box set providing the most comprehensive collection yet of Marley’s recordings from the late 60s and early 70s, regarded by many as his most creative period. The set comes in a clam box with a lavishly-illustrated, 36page colour book contains detailed track-by-track commentary, along with an authoritative introduction to the background to the music scene in Jamaica at the time. Comprising 95 digitally-remastered tracks, each of the four themed discs in the set has been carefully sequenced for listening purposes. The first two discs gather together predominantly Rastafarian reggae, whilst the third and fourth discs comprise that titles with their roots in gospel, spirituals, soul and folk rock which reflects the Wailers’ eclecticism. This deluxe set is an essential purchase for all Bob Marley fans and for anyone interested in the roots of reggae music. Disc One: Keep On Skanking Keep On Skanking / Brain Washing / No Sympathy [Vocal: Peter Tosh] / Mr. Brown / Corner Stone / Riding High / Riding High Rhythm / It’s Alright / All In One / Copasetic [The Upsetters] / Sun Is Shining / Sun Is Shining Rhythm / Man To Man (Who The Cap Fit) / Nicotine [The Upsetters] / Do It Twice / Wisdom / Dracula (Mr. Brown Rhythm) / Mr. Chatterbox / Kaya / Kaya Rhythm / One In All / Brain Washing Rhythm / Reaction / Picture On The Wall [Version 4, Vocal: Carl Dawkins] Disc Two: Horns Of Zion Duppy Conqueror / Small Axe / Fussing & Fighting / Fussing & Fighting Rhythm / Put It On / Lively Up Yourself / 400 Years [Vocal: Peter Tosh] / More Axe / Duppy Conqueror Rhythm / Jah Is Mighty [Corner Stone - Alternate] / Trench Town Rock / Dreamland [Vocal: Bunny Wailer] / Natural Mystic / Rainbow Country / Run For Cover / Dreamland [Version 2, Vocal: Bunny Wailer] / I Like It Like This [Vocal: Johnny Lover] / Put It On Rhythm Disc Three: Soul Shakedown Try Me / Soul Shakedown Party / Turn Me Loose / Mellow Mood / Stop That Train [Vocal: Peter Tosh] / Stand Alone/ Stand Alone Rhythm / Brand New Second Hand [Single Edit, Vocal: Peter
Tosh] / Brand New Second Hand [The Upsetters] / Soul Rebel / Try Me Rhythm / No Water / This Train / African Herbsman / African Herbsman Rhythm / Can’t You See [Vocal: Peter Tosh] / Satisfy Our Soul Jah Jah [aka Power & More Power] / Concrete Jungle / Brand New Second Hand [Alternate Version, Vocal: Peter Tosh] / Screw Face / Love Light Shining / Love Light Shining Rhythm / Rebel’s Hop / Soul Rebel Rhythm [Version 4] / Caution / Satisfy My Soul / Satisfy My Soul Rhythm / Picture On The Wall [Version 3, Vocal: Carl Dawkins]
Disc Four: Shocks Of Mighty Shocks Of Mighty [Vocal: Lee Perry & Bob Marley] / Shocks Of Mighty Pt. 2 [Vocal: Lee Perry & Bob Marley] / Back Out / Nice Time / My Cup / My Cup Rhythm [The Upsetters] / Adam And Eve / Cheer Up / Downpresser [Vocal: Peter Tosh] / Hypocrites / Long, Long Winter / Long, Long Winter Rhythm / Thank You Lord / Soon Come [Vocal: Peter Tosh] / Keep On Moving / Keep On Moving Rhythm / Soul Captives / Soul Almighty / Soul Almighty Rhythm / Send Me That Love / Memphis / Don’t Rock My Boat / Don’t Rock My Boat Rhythm / Tell It On The Mountain [Vocal: Peter Tosh] / (Don’t) Rock My Boat
The Tiffany System as featured on Alice In Wonderland P.95
BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING COMPANY
Ball And Chain [2CD]
CHARLY 667 D A 2CD set put together and re-mastered by original band members which captures the West Coast act, fronted by Janis Joplin, at the height of its powers playing two gigs in San Francisco. Disc One features a show recorded at The Matrix in January 1967, while Disc Two comprises an earlier performance at the California Hall in July 1966. The set also includes two atmospheric video tracks recorded for TV in April 1967, namely ‘Coo Coo’ and the anthemic ‘Ball And Chain’, filmed just ahead of the group’s breakthrough performance at the Monterey Festival, together with notes from original drummer David Getz. Disc One: Bye, Bye, Baby / Great White Guru / Women Is Losers / Oh, My Soul / Amazing Grace / Caterpillar / It’s A Deal / Hi Heel Sneakers / Faster, Pussycat, Kill, Kill / Turtle Blues / All Is Loneliness / Light Is Faster Than Sound
SNAP 015 CD The second part in the celebrated 1973 Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy sees Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth joined by Steve Hillage on guitar, Didier Malherbe on sax and flute and Pierre Moerlen on percussion. Other Side Of The Sky / Sold To The Highest Buddha / Castle In The Clouds / Prostitute Poem / Givin’ My Love To You / Selene / Flute Salad / Oily Way / Outer Temple / Inner Temple / Love Is How You Make It / I Niver Glid Before / Eat That Phone Book Coda
SNAP 009 CD The third and probably most commercially successful album by Daevid Allen and his band of eccentric musicians, recorded in the ‘Honky Chateau’ in Normandy in the summer of 1971. Full of edge and anarchy with tape loops, space whispers, glissando guitar and inspired sax playing, it has been delightfully described as “stoned loonies, who also happen to be excellent musicians, having a great time”. Radio Gnome / You Can’t Kill Me / I’ve Bin Stone Before / Mister Long Shanks: O Mother I Am Your Fantasy / Dynamite: I Am Your Animal / Wet Cheese Delerium / Squeezing Sponges Over Policemens Heads / Fohat Digs Holes In Space / Tried So Hard / Tropical Fish: Selene / Gnome The Second
Disc Two: Let The Good Times Roll / I Know You Rider / Moanin’ At Midnight / Hey, Baby / Down On Me / Whisperman / Women Is Losers / Blow My Mind / Oh, My Soul / Ball & Chain / Coo Coo / Grutra’s Garden / Harry / Hall Of The Mountain King Video tracks: Coo Coo / Ball & Chain
“a package that Joplin aficionados will welcome.” MOJO
Planet Gong - Live Floating Anarchy 1977
SNAP 025 CD 1973’s first instalment of the Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy which was completed later in the year with Angel’s Egg and You. Described by Head Heritage as “varied and fascinating”, “amazing head music” with “wild ambience”. Radio Gnome Invisible / Flying Teapot / The Pot Head Pixies / The Octave Doctors And The Crystal Machine / Zero The Hero And The Witch’s Spell / Witch’s Song - I Am Your Pussy
SNAP 199 CD Gong’s first album in a recording career which now stretches over six decades. Daevid Allen and Gilly Smyth are joined by top musicians Earl Freeman, Didier Malherbe, Burton Green and Rachid Hoari on this 1970 release for the experimental French label BYG. Mystic Sister, Magick Brother / Rational Anthem / Glad To Sad To Say / Chainstore Chant & Pretty Miss Titty / Fable Of A Fredfish & Hope You Feel O.K. / Ego / Gong Song / Princess Dreaming / Five & Twenty Schoolgirls / Cos You Got Green Hair
SNAP 101 CD The classic 1970s line up including guitarist Steffy Sharpstrings support Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth for Live Floating Anarchy in 1977. Psychological Overture / Floatin’ Anarchy / Stone Innoc Frankenstein / New Age Transformation Try: No More Sages / Opium For The People / Allez Ali Baba Black-Sheep Have You Any Bull Shit : Mama Maya Mantram
The Very Best Of
SNAP 148 CD The final instalment of 1973’s Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy, You represents the anarchic, psychedelic, experimental pranksters’ most sophisticated and well-produced album, recorded just before the departure of leading light Daevid Allen and guitar wizard Steve Hillage. Thoughts For Naught / A P.H.P.’s Advice / Magick Mother Invocation / Master Builder / A Sprinkling Of Clouds / Perfect Mystery / The Isle Of Everywhere / You Never Blow Your Trip Forever
SNAP 250 CD A 19-track journey through the wild, wacky world of Gong. Starting with a track from Daevid Allen and Gilli Smyth’s 1969 debut Magick Brother the collection takes in recordings from all of their output for the BYG label, including their commercial peak Camembert Electrique, the three celebrated albums which comprise the Radio Gnome Invisible Trilogy and concluding with a taster of their 1977 punk/hippy comeback, Live Floating Anarchy 1977. Rational Anthem / Foghat Digs Holes In Space / Glad To Say To Say / Tried So Hard / Tropical Fish: Selene / Radio Gnome Invisible / The Pot Head Pixies / Witch’s Song : I Am Your Pussy / Sold To The Highest Buddah / Oily Way / Outer Temple / Love Is How You Make It / I Niver Glid Before / Selene / Perfect Mystery / The Isle Of Everywhere / Thoughts For Naught / Opium For The People (With Planet Gong)
Rock JEFFERSON AIRPLANE Flight Box [3CD] SNAJ 742 CD
A 3CD clambox set with a 20-page booklet combining a massive outdoor show from the Golden Gate Park in May 1969 and the band’s last concert appearance at the Winterland Arena in September 1972. These band-authorised recordings capture the classic 1969 line-up with Paul Kantner and Marty Balin, and the final edition of the Airplane with Papa John Creach and David Freiberg, alongside ever present Grace Slick, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady. The sets capture the best material from both the group’s early career and highlights from later albums Bark and Long John Silver. Disc One: At Golden Gate Park The Other Side Of This Life / Somebody To Love / The Farm / Greasy Heart / Good Shepherd / Plastic Fantastic Lover / Uncle Sam Blues / Volunteers / White Rabbit / Won’t You Try / Saturday Afternoon / Jam / We Can Be Together / 3/5 A Mile In 10 Seconds Disc Two: Live At Winterland Arena Part 1 Introduction by Bill Graham / Somebody To Love / Twilight Double Leader / Wooden Ships / Milk Train / Blind John / Come Back Baby / The Son Of Jesus / Long John Silver / When The Earth Moves Again / Papa John’s Down Home Blues / Eat Starch Mom Disc Three: Live At Winterland Arena Part 2 John’s Other / Trial By Fire / Law Man / Have You Seen The Saucers? / Aerie (Gang Of Eagles) / Feel So Good / Crown Of Creation / Walking The Tou Tou / Medley: Diana/Volunteers
At Golden Gate Park
At The Family Dog Ballroom
Last Flight [2CD]
SNAP 293 CD
SNAP 283 CD Band-authorised release of the much-bootlegged open air show from San Francisco in May 1969. With early hits ‘White Rabbit’ and ‘Somebody To Love’, tracks from the Volunteers album from later in the year, and rarer songs such as ‘Uncle Sam Blues’. The Other Side Of This Life / Somebody To Love / The Farm / Greasy Heart / Good Shepherd / Plastic Fantastic Lover / Uncle Sam Blues / Volunteers / White Rabbit / Won’t You Try / Saturday Afternoon Bonus tracks Jam / We Can Be Together / 3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds
“Captures Jefferson Airplane at a key point... powerfully transports the listener back to a particular moment in time.” RECORD COLLECTOR
The first authorised release of the September 1969 gig by the psychedelic legends in San Francisco. Features the classic band line up and a 26 minute jam along with the Dead’s Jerry Garcia. Ballad Of You And Me And Pooneil / Good Shepherd / We Can Be Together / Somebody To Love / The Farm / Crown Of Creation / Come Back Baby / Wooden Ships / Volunteers / Jam
SNAD 555 CD The first band-authorised, re-mastered and complete edition on two discs of the West Coast giants’ last concert performance at the Winterland Arena in San Francisco in September 1972. With repertoire from the group’s two last albums, Bark and Long John Silver, and highlights from their explosive career including ‘Crown Of Creation’, ‘Volunteers’ and ‘Somebody To Love’. Disc One: Introduction by Bill Graham / Somebody To Love / Twilight Double Leader / Wooden Ships / Milk Train / Blind John / Come Back Baby / The Son Of Jesus / Long John Silver / When The Earth Moves Again / Papa John’s Down Home Blues / Eat Starch Mom Disc Two: John’s Other / Trial By Fire / Law Man / Have You Seen The Saucers? / Aerie (Gang Of Eagles) / Feel So Good / Crown Of Creation / Walking The Tou Tou / Medley: Diana/Volunteers
“Complete final show by legendary acidrockers ... an arresting and meaningful swansong from one of our most undervalued musical inventors.” RECORD COLLECTOR
Rock “Magma tend to engender extreme reactions both positive and negative... this set, with its informative sleevenotes and excellent design, is the perfect way to find out which side of the fence you’re on.” WILLIAM PINFOLD, RECORD COLLECTOR
MAGMA Trilogy [3CD] CHARLY 749 J
A 3CD digipack set with new notes by Pierre Perrone which celebrates the work of Christian Vander’s ultimate prog rock ensemble Magma. Three original albums are collated highlighting the band’s singular achievements in the 1970s. Originally a double album, Live captures a spectacular show from Paris in 1975. Üdü Wüdü, a studio set from 1976, is a “magical and enchanting voyage through time.” 1978’s Attahk sees the band stretch further on one of Vander’s most popular, vibrant and accessible albums. Disc One: Magma Live Köhntark / Kobah /Lïhns / Hhaï / Mëkanik Zain Disc Two: Üdü Wüdü Üdü Wüdü / Weidorje / Troller Tanz (Ghost Dance) / Soleil D’Ork (Ork’ Sun) / Zombies (Ghost Dance) / De Futura Disc Three: Attahk The Last Seven Minutes (1970-1971, Phase 1) / Spiritual (Negro Song) / Rinde (Eastern Song) / Lirik Necronomicus Kant (In Which Our Heroes Ourgon And Gorgo Meet) / Maahnt (The Wizard’s Fight Vs The Devil) / Dondai (To An Eternal Love) / Nono (1978, Phase 11)
QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE
At The Kabuki Theatre [2CD]
SNAP 008 CD This former 2LP set captures Christian Vander’s cosmic vision of the universe in a spectacular show from Paris in 1975 recorded at the height of Magma’s career. Includes the epic 32-minute ‘Köhntark’. Köhntark / Kobah / Lïhns / Hhaï / Mëkanik Zaïn
SNAD 556 CD
SNAP 160 CD A magical progressive journey into the parallel planet of Kobaia. One of Christian Vander’s masterpieces, recorded in Paris in 1976 with a 17-minute version of the epic ‘De Futura’. Üdü Wüdü / Weidorje / Troller Tanz (Ghost Dance) / Soleil D’Ork (Ork’sun) / Zombies (Ghost Dance) / De Futura
The first official re-mastered, authorised and complete edition of the historic last show by the classic Quicksilver line-up, featuring John Cipollina, Dino Valenti and David Freiberg, recorded on 31 December 1970. The set includes highlights from their career with this edition also adding four bonus studio cuts featuring the late great Nicky Hopkins. Disc One: Fresh Air / New Year’s Jam / Baby, Baby / Too Far / Truth / You’re Gonna Need Somebody On Your Band / Doctor Feelgood / Cobra / Song For Frisco / Mona / Subway Disc Two: What About Me / Call On Me / Pride Of Man / Local Colour / Not Fade Away / Mojo / Freeway Flyer Bonus tracks Subway / Castles In The Sand / Look Over Yonder Wall/State Farm / Señor Blues
QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE
Castles In The Sand
The Best Of
Five Live Yardbirds
SNAP 297 CD An intriguing insight into one of the landmark late 1960s West Coast bands. Studio sessions, mainly acoustic, from late 1969 and early 1970 which feature Dino Valenti, John Cipollina, David Freiberg, Greg Elmore and Nicky Hopkins performing both new songs and rare versions of standards. Señor Blues / Subway / I Know You Rider #1 / I Know You Rider #2 / Walk In Jerusalem / Castles In The Sand / May You Never Be Alone / Warm Red Wine / Look Over Yonder Wall /State Farm / Wake Up, Dead Man (Part 1) / Wake Up, Dead Man (Part 2) / The Fool
SNAP 272 CD
SNAP 209 CD A comprehensive 22-track set highlighting the best recordings the band made between 1963 and 1966. With all their hits and the groundbreaking guitar sounds of both Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. Shapes Of Things / Evil-Hearted You / Heart Full Of Soul / Still I’m Sad / Stroll On / I’m A Man / You’re A Better Man Than I / Train Kept A-Rollin / I’m Not Talkin’ / I Ain’t Done Wrong / For Your Love / Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl / I Wish You Would / A Certain Girl / I Ain’t Got You / Got To Hurry / Putty In Your Hands / Let It Rock / Too Much Monkey Business / Smokestack Lightning / Five Long Years / Here ’Tis
“A cool collection of groundbreaking pop CLASSIC ROCK classics.” “Startling stuff.”
The Yardbirds, featuring Eric Clapton, live at the Marquee Club in 1964. The original album plus 10 bonus tracks. Too Much Monkey Business / Got Love If You Want It / Smokestack / Lightning / Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl / Respectable / Five Long Years / Pretty Girl / Louise / I’m A Man / Here ’Tis. Bonus tracks You Can’t Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover / Let It Rock / I Wish You Would / Who Do You Love / Honey In Your Hips / A Certain Girl / Got To Hurry / Boom, Boom / I Ain’t Got You / Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl (Studio Version)
“British blues boomers’ barn-storming 1964 debut. Recorded on stage at London’s Marquee Club and featuring Eric Clapton ripping up the Chess songbook, this is a watershed album for British rock. As rough as hell, but you can almost smell the excitement. Ten bonus tracks double the thrills and Q MAGAZINE pleasure.”
Rock THE YARDBIRDS The Yardbirds Story [4CD] SNAJ 736 CD
A 4CD clambox set with a 52-page booklet containing every recording released by the influential rock group under the management of Giorgio Gomelsky between 1963 and 1966. With rarities and the big hits including ‘For Your Love’ and ‘Shapes Of Things’, the set highlights the development of the band from raw rhythm and blues towards heavy rock and features the nascent talent of guitar heroes Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck.
“Anyone interested in The Yardbirds will want this... Immaculately presented 4CD box set from seminal 60s act. Includes lavish 52-page booklet by manager Giorgio Gomelsky.” UNCUT Disc One: 1963 - R&B Roots Smokestack Lightning / You Can’t Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover / Let It Rock / I Wish You Would / Who Do You Love / Honey In Your Hips / Bye, Bye, Bird / Mister Downchild / The River Rhine / 23 Hours Too Long / A Lost Care / Pontiac Blues / Take It Easy, Baby / Out On The Water Coast / Western Arizona / Take It Easy, Baby / Do The Weston / Baby, What’s Wrong Disc Two: 1964 - Early Studio & At The Marquee Boom, Boom / Honey In Your Hips / Talkin’ ‘Bout You / I Wish You Would (Demo) / A Certain Girl (Demo) / Slow Walk / Highway 69 / My Little Cabin / Too Much Monkey Business / Got Love If You Want It / Smokestack Lightning / Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl / Respectable / Five Long Years / Pretty Girl / Louise / I’m A Man / Here ’Tis / I Wish You Would / A Certain Girl / Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl (Backing Track) / Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl (Backing Track Plus Harmonica) / Good Morning, Little Schoolgirl (Master) / I Ain’t Got You
Disc Three: 1965/66 - Big Hits & America Calling For Your Love / Got To Hurry (Take 2) / Got To Hurry (Take 3 Master) / Got To Hurry (Take 4) / Putty In Your Hands / Sweet Music (Take 3) / Sweet Music (Take 4) / I’m Not Talking / I Ain’t Done Wrong / My Girl Sloopy / Heart Full Of Soul (Sitar Version) / Heart Full Of Soul / Steeled Blues / Evil Hearted You / Still I’m Sad / Shapes Of Things / Shapes Of Things (Alt.) / You’re A Better Man Than I / I’m A Man / New York City Blues / Train Kept A-Rollin’ / Paff...Bum / Questa Volta / Mr Zero (Keith Relf) / Knowing (Keith Relf) / New York City Blues (Stereo Remix)
Disc Four: 1966/67 - An Eye View Of Beat Jeff’s Blues (Take 1) / Jeff’s Blues (Take 2) / Someone To Love, Part One (Take 2, Instr) / Someone To Love, Part One (Take 4, Instr) / Someone To Love, Part One (Take 14, Instr) / Someone To Love, Part One (Take 15, Vocal) / Someone To Love, Part Two / Like Jimmy Reed Again / Chris’ Number (Take 1) / Pounds And Stomps (XYZ) / Pounds And Stomps / What Do You Want (Take 1); What Do You Want (Take 2); What Do You Want (Take 3) / What Do You Want (Take 4) / Here ’Tis (Stereo Instrumental Version) / Here ’Tis (Version For ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’) / Crimson Curtain (Edit Of Take One And Insert) / Stroll On / I’m A Man (Live In Germany, 1967) / Shapes Of Things (Live In Germany, 1967)
Rock ALICE IN WONDERLAND And Other Rainy Day Girls • The Great Lost Southern Popsike Trip [2CD]
“... covering the worlds of garage-pop, soulrock, acid-rock and a smattering of the titular popsike. Nicely packaged as a double digipack, the booklet features some great colour LP artwork for rare albums by Lazarus, Arnold Bean and H Y Sledge there’s something for most people here.”
CHARLY 658 X
A deluxe 2CD mediabook package comprising 40 original recordings from the vaults of Sun & SSS International. Covering the years 1965-71, this set includes rare and previously unreleased tracks, plus others new to CD together and a photo-laden booklet. Tennessee might not be the first place on the map which springs to mind when embarking on a magical mystery tour of the 1960s psychedelic scene, much less Nashville, with its longestablished folk and country traditions. And yet, as this trip into the obscure backwaters of Southern popsike, blues-infused garage and bubblegum soul reveals, Music City wasn’t all Nudie suits and steel guitars, no siree. By delving into the further recesses of the Sun and SSS Int’l catalogues and casting its net as far south as Florida, this set uncovers forgotten forays into the realms of fuzz-laden garage rock, lilting Baroque pop and saccharine psychedelia along with those whose wig-out weirdness defies easy categorisation. Dig stinging sitars and Farfisafuelled fun? Then hop aboard! Drawn from the Sun, SSS Int’l, Amazon, Minaret, Honor Brigade labels and featuring sought-after cuts by The Rugbys, Strange Bedfellows, The Germs, H.Y. Sledge, The Tiffany System,Lord August, The Geers and The Berkeley Kites, this is a must-do musical excursion along the highways and byways of The Great Lost Southern Popsike Trip.
PAUL MARTIN, SHINDIG!
Disc One: THE BERKELEY KITES Alice In Wonderland / THE RUGBYS Juditha Gina / THE JERMS Baby Love / THE GENTRYS Goddess Of Love / THE UNITED NOTIONS Wait Until Tomorrow / THE JESTERS Stompity Stomp / RANDY & THE REST The Vacuum / RANDY & THE REST Dreamin’ / THE BERKELEY KITES What Goes Up Must Come Down / THE SOUND LABORATORY Rainy Day Girls / LAZARUS Stay With Me / THE GEERS I Need You / THE JERMS I’m A Teardrop / THE UNITED NOTIONS Sometime Baby / THE TIFFANY SYSTEM Wayward One / ARNOLD BEAN Captain Marvel / THE RUGBYS Lines Of Thought / HALF A WORLD AWAY I Got Your Love / RANDY & THE RADIANTS Peek-A-Boo / COUNT & THE COLONY Symptoms Of Love
Disc Two: HALF A WORLD AWAY Full Confusion / THE GENTRYS Cinnamon Girl / H.Y. SLEDGE Canadian Exodus / THE JERMS Green Door / THE UNITED NOTIONS Melinda [previously unreleased] / THE RUGBYS You, I / H.Y. SLEDGE Finding It / YOUNG SOCIETY Lass / THE RUGBYS The Light / THE BERKELEY KITES Mary Go Round / STRANGE BEDFELLOWS Wild And Free / THE GEERS Please Don’t Break My Heart / RANDY & THE RADIANTS My Way Of Thinking / THE UNITED NOTIONS Money Man [previously unreleased] / THE JESTERS The Big Hurt COUNT & THE COLONY Say What You Think / THE SOUND LABORATORY Twenty-First Century Girl / THE BERKELEY KITES Hang Up City / LOAD OF MISCHIEF I’m A Lover / LORD AUGUST & THE VISION OF LIGHT Let Me Be Me
Founded by Andrew Loog Oldham in swinging London in August 1965, Immediate Records was a new kind of truly independent and youthoriented record label, set up to compete with the conservative majors. It burned brightly and prosperously for five years, with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Jimmy Page as producers and musical directors, with a roster including the Small Faces, The Nice, Humble Pie, Chris Farlowe, Amen Corner, Fleetwood Mac, PP Arnold and more, before collapsing amidst general financial confusion. The last six years has seen the culmination of a massive tape recovery and restoration programme for all Immediate artists, resulting in the discovery of original masters and session multitracks containing previously unheard and unreleased material, outtakes and alternate versions. The first stage of the project saw the Small Faces Immediate catalogue remastered and reissued to worldwide critical acclaim. As Charly’s 40th anniversary turns into celebrating the 50th anniversary of Immediate Records – “40 into 50” – the same deluxe treatment will be given to the rest of the label’s artists during 2015 and beyond, climaxing in a huge lavishly produced limited edition premium boxset. Charly Records continue to be proud “to be part of the industry of human happiness…”
“…for a bunch of guys who never took themselves too seriously, they made some of the most soulful, beautiful music anyone’s ever made…” Extract from Steven Van Zandt’s speech inducting the Small Faces into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame The Small Faces were at the heart of the Swinging London scene of the late 1960s and encapsulated everything that was fast and fabulous in that great decade. Featuring Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones and Ian “Mac” McLagan, the band in a short sharp career moved from beat to mod to soul and psychedelia, leaving a legacy of great songs and a unique style that still influences today’s artists. Following their recent induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and a five-year programme to restore and recover long lost master tapes, the Small Faces original albums are now available as definitive remastered CDs with previously unreleaed and rare bonus material and 180-gram audiophile vinyl LPs. Each beautifully designed deluxe package features previously unseen photos and memorabilia plus exclusive in-depth sleeve notes, all supervised by surviving band members Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan.
“This is the Small Faces as they should be heard.” Kenney Jones
“I loved ’em then and still do! I always will.” PAUL WELLER “A complete delight!” PETE TOWNSHEND
A whopping 75 songs includes every hit single, A & B side released worldwide on Immediate Records plus a generous bounty of unreleased material, outtakes, early and alternate versions, live tracks and previously unheard recording sessions from Olympic, Trident and IBC Studios, all sourced and remastered from recently discovered original master and multitrack tapes. The lavish 72-page hardback book, with a heartfelt foreword by Pete Townshend and introduction by Kenney and Mac, is full of previously unseen photos and rare memorabilia, a career overview by esteemed Mojo magazine scribe Mark Paytress, copious and
Here Come The Nice CHARLY BX 170
In celebration of the Small Faces’ induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Charly Records present Here Come The Nice, a deluxe heavyweight 4CD box set chronicling the group’s career on Andrew Loog Oldham’s pioneering Immediate Records label, curated by surviving band members Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan.
revealing track-by-track annotation, new testimonials from the likes of Robert Plant, Paul Weller, David Bowie, Nick Mason, Peter Frampton - and much more! The box is crammed full with exclusive extras, such as replicas of three of the rarest Small Faces EPs in coloured vinyl, an impossibly rare Olympic Studios acetate, large-size repro posters, fine art prints, 64-page fully illustrated lyric booklet, collectors postcards and more, all paying testament to the enduring musical genius of the Small Faces. Here Come The Nice is the ultimate, indispensible tribute to Swinging London’s finest and best-loved pop heroes!
Rock Lavishly illustrated 72 page hardbound coffee table book comprising: Introduction by Kenney & Mac plus a foreword by Pete Townshend. Over 90 classic, rare & previously unpublished photos & memorabilia. Definitive sleeve notes include new & archive interviews. Written contributions from Robert Plant, Paul Weller, David Bowie, Nick Mason, Peter Frampton, Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Paul Stanley (Kiss) & many more. Exclusive Gered Mankowitz interview on photographing 'Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake'. Track-by-track illustrated guide to every song on the box set.
Lyric Booklet: 64-page fully illustrated song booklet with rare photos & memorabilia. Complete lyrics transcribed & endorsed by band members for the first time ever.
Red, white and blue coloured vinyl: Three replica 7-inch EPs of the rarest Small Faces vinyl originally released in 1967:
Small Faces album sampler - Excerpts from the Small Faces LP.
Here Come The Nice 4-song French EP in picture sleeve.
Itchycoo Park 4-song French EP in picture sleeve.
Replica Studio Acetate: Olympic Sound Studios one-off acetate pressing for Andrew Loog-Oldham for the song ‘Mystery’.
Two large reproduction posters: Reproductions of original posters for the Tin Soldier single featuring photography by Gered Mankowitz. Newcastle City Hall live concert from 1968.
Press kit for Ogden’s Gone Nut Flake: Rare 6-panel Immediate Records Press Kit from 1968.
Double sided postcards: Five collector's edition postcards with rare photos of each Small Faces band member backed with memorabilia from the Immediate Records Archive.
Fine art prints: Two beautiful prints provided by Gered Mankowitz from his 1967 Itchycoo Park photo sessions.
Disc One: Small Faces Singles Worldwide As Bs & EPs Here Come The Nice [mono] / Talk To You [mono] / (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me [mono] / Something I Want To Tell You [mono] / Get Yourself Together [mono] / Become Like You [mono] / Green Circles [mono] / Eddie’s Dreaming (B-side edit) [mono] / Itchycoo Park [mono] / I’m Only Dreaming [mono] / Tin Soldier [mono] / I Feel Much Better [mono] / Lazy Sunday [mono] / Rollin’ Over (Part II of Happiness Stan) [mono] / Mad John (single version) [mono] / The Journey (single version) [mono] / The Universal [mono]/ Donkey Rides, A Penny A Glass [mono] / Afterglow Of Your Love (single version) [mono] / Wham Bam Thank You Mam [mono] Original Immediate single versions. Taken from original mono master tapes.
Disc Two: Small Faces In The Studio Olympic, IBC & Trident Sessions - Part 1 Shades Of Green [mono] / Green Circles (take 1) [mono] / Green Circles (take 1 alt mix 1) [mono] / Anything (tracking session) [stereo] / Anything (backing track) [stereo] / Show Me The Way (stripped down mix) [stereo] / Wit Art Yer (tracking session) [mono] / Wit Art Yer (backing track) [stereo] / I Can’t Make It (alt mix) [stereo] / Doolally (tracking session) [mono] / What’s It Called? (overdub session) [mono] / Call It Something Nice (take 9) [stereo] / Wide Eyed Girl (take 2) [stereo] / Wide Eyed Girl On The Wall (alt mix) [stereo] / Donkey Rides, A Penny A Glass (stripped down mix) [stereo] / Red Balloon With A Blue Surprise (take 5) [stereo] / Red Balloon (alt mix) [stereo] / Saieide Mamoon (tracking session) [stereo] All tracks previously unreleased versions. Taken from original studio multitrack and session master tapes.
Disc Three: Small Faces In The Studio Olympic, IBC & Trident Sessions - Part 2 Wham Bam Thank You Mam (alt mix) [stereo] / I Can’t Make It (stripped down mix) [stereo] / This Feeling Of Spring (take 1) [stereo] / All Our Yesterdays (backing track) [mono] / Talk To You (alt mix) [stereo] / Mind The Doors Please [mono] / Things Are Going To Get Better (stripped down mix) [stereo] / Mad John (tracking session) [stereo] / A Collibosher (take 4) [stereo] / Lazy Sunday Afternoon (early mix) [mono] / Jack (backing track) [stereo] / Fred (backing track) [stereo] / Red Balloon (stripped down mix) [stereo] / Kolomodelomo (take 1) [stereo] / Donkey Rides, A Penny A Glass (alt mix) [stereo] / Jenny’s Song (take 2) [stereo] All tracks previously unreleased versions. Taken from original studio multitrack and session master tapes.
Disc Four: Alternate Small Faces Outtakes & In Concert Itchycoo Park (take 1 stereo mix) [stereo] / Here Come The Nice (take 1 stereo mix) [stereo] / I’m Only Dreaming (take 1 stereo mix) [stereo]/ Don’t Burst My Bubble [mono] / I Feel Much Better [stereo] / Green Circles (take 1
Italian version) [mono]* / Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow (alt mix) [stereo]* / Piccanniny (alt mix) [stereo] / Get Yourself Together (alt mix) [stereo]* / Eddie’s Dreaming (take 2 alt mix) [stereo]* / (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me (take 2 alt mix) [stereo]* / Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire (US alt mix) [mono]* / Afterglow Of Your Love (alt single version) [mono]* / (If You Think You’re) Groovy [mono] (The Lot Version) P.P. ARNOLD & SMALL FACES / Me You And Us Too [mono] / The Universal (take 1 stereo mix) [stereo] / Rollin’ Over (live) [stereo] / If I Were A Carpenter (live) [stereo] / Every Little Bit Hurts (live) [stereo] / All Or Nothing (live) [stereo] / Tin Soldier (live) [stereo] All tracks rare or * previously unreleased versions. Taken from original studio and session master tapes. Live tracks recorded at Newcastle City Hall 18 November 1968. Taken from Pye Studios master tape, pitch and speed corrected.
The vinyl comprises: Small Faces Album Sampler One-sided promo single includes excerpts from the Small Faces L.P. [mono] The original 7” vinyl was issued as a promotional single for the debut Immediate album. Featuring excepts from ‘Get Yourself Together’, ‘Green Circles’, ‘Talk To You’, ‘All Our Yesterdays’, ‘Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire’ with DJ Tommy Vance announcements, the original vinyl has gone on to become the rarest Small Faces single amongst collectors.
Here Come The Nice French E.P. Here Come The Nice [mono] - This is the same performance as the regular ‘Here Come The Nice’ mixed to mono but similar to other releases at the time, was subjected to varispeed so plays slightly faster. Talk To You [mono] Become Like You [mono] Get Yourself Together [mono]
Itchycoo Park French E.P. Itchycoo Park [mono] I’m Only Dreaming [mono] Green Circles [mono] Eddie’s Dreaming [mono] Mystery Replica acetate Intended to be a single, a handful of acetates of ‘Mystery’ were produced for the band and Andrew Loog Oldham to check the mix. For unknown reasons, the single wasn’t released, and Ronnie went back into Olympic to record a new vocal during April 1967 for the newly entitled ‘Something I Want To Tell You’. This is a replica of the acetate delivered to Andrew Loog Oldham back in 1967.
Rock “A newly curated romp through the band’s Immediate output with the emphasis on 45s. Nice to hear the single edit of ‘Afterglow’ getting a rare look in, too.” ANDY MORTEN, SHINDIG!
Greatest Hits The Immediate Years 1967-69 [LP]
Greatest Hits The Immediate Years 1967-69 [Re-masters Series]
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CHARLY 654 X All the Small Faces hit singles released worldwide on Andrew Loog Oldham’s legendary Immediate Records available on one CD! For the first time ever in the band’s history, the correct single versions are included, newly remastered from recently discovered original mono master tapes. Over 55 minutes of classic Sixties pop: A-sides, rare B-sides, EP tracks, classic hit singles such as ‘Itchycoo Park’ ‘Lazy Sunday’, ‘Here Come The Nice’, ‘Tin Soldier’, ‘The Universal’, ‘Afterglow Of Your Love’ and more. Compiled with the full cooperation of surviving Small Faces members Kenney Jones and Ian “Mac” McLagan, the 24-page mediabook by Grammy Award winner and Small Faces reissue series designer Rachel Gutek features an exclusive cover photo by Gered Mankowitz, informative track-by-track analysis, rare memorabilia and photos, original ads and reviews, plus introductory notes by Kenney and Mac and series producer Rob Caiger. This release continues the successful and critically acclaimed Small Faces re-master series released to commemorate the band’s induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Here Come The Nice [Mono] / Talk To You [Mono] / (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me? [Mono] / Something I Want To Tell You [Mono] / Get Yourself Together [Mono] / Become Like You [Mono] / Green Circles [Mono] / Eddie’s Dreaming [Mono] / Itchycoo Park [Mono] / I’m Only Dreaming [Mono] / Tin Soldier [Mono] / I Feel Much Better [Mono] / Lazy Sunday [Mono] / Rollin’ Over [Part 2 Of Happiness Stan, Mono] / Mad John [Single Version, Mono] / The Journey [Single Version, Mono] / The Universal [Mono] / Donkey Rides, A Penny A Glass [Mono] / Afterglow Of Your Love [Single Version, Mono] / Wham Bam Thank You Mam [Mono]
A-sides, rare B-sides, classic hit singles such as ‘Itchycoo Park’, ‘Lazy Sunday’, ‘Here Comes The Nice’, ‘Tin Soldier’, ‘The Universal’, ‘Afterglow Of Your Love’ and more. For the first time ever, all the correct single versions are included, newly remastered from recently discovered original mono master tapes by Matt Colton (Mastering Engineer Of The Year 2013 - MPG Awards). Compiled with the full cooperation of surviving Small Faces members Kenney Jones and Ian “Mac” McLagan, the LP features an exclusive cover photo by Gered Mankowitz, a colour inner sleeve with full track credits and rare memorabilia and photos. The Greatest Hits continues the successful and critically acclaimed Small Faces remasters series, released to commemorate the band’s induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Side One: Here Come The Nice [Mono] / Talk To You [Mono] / Get Yourself Together [Mono] / Become Like You [Mono] / Green Circles [Mono] / Itchycoo Park [Mono] / I’m Only Dreaming [Mono] / Tin Soldier [Mono] / I Feel Much Better [Mono] Side Two: Lazy Sunday [Mono] / Rollin’ Over [Part 2 Of Happiness Stan, Mono] / Mad John [Single Version, Mono] / The Journey [Single Version, Mono] / The Universal [Mono] / Donkey Rides, A Penny A Glass [Mono] / Afterglow Of Your Love [Single Version, Mono] / Wham Bam Thank You Mam [Mono]
Rock “This is the Small Faces as they should be heard... The band lived through explosive times - and every bit of that intensity found its way onto these records.”
KENNEY JONES RECORD COLLECTOR SMALL FACES
Small Faces [Re-masters Series] [2CD]
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CHARLY 642 X 2012 was a momentous year in the history of the Small Faces. On April 14th the band were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland. The year also saw the results of the first ever complete upgrade of the band’s catalogue. With the full co-operation of both surviving members, Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan, the last five years have seen a massive programme of tape recovery and upgrading. Masters have been pulled in from all over the world, including Immediate label multitracks from the Kenney Jones and Charly Records’ archives. Using these, it is now possible to represent all of the Small Faces’ original albums sounding better than at any time since the Sixties and to add a whole host of newly discovered tracks and alternative versions. The new editions will also feature original artwork and contemporary photos and publicity material alongside comprehensive new notes by band experts. Grammy Award-winning graphic designer Rachel Gutek has assembled the new Definitive Edition Remaster Series and all feature deluxe packaging, restored original artwork, rare photos and memorabilia alongside comprehensive new sleeve notes by Mojo's Mark Paytress. Each release contains new and revealing interviews with Kenney and Mac while also including archive interview material with Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane.
Disc One: [Original Mono Album] (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me / Something I Want To Tell You / Feeling Lonely / Happy Boys Happy / Things Are Going To Get Better / My Way Of Giving / Green Circles / Become Like You / Get Yourself Together / All Our Yesterdays / Talk To You / Show Me The Way / Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire / Eddie’s Dreaming / Here Come The Nice / Itchycoo Park / I’m Only Dreaming / Tin Soldier / I Feel Much Better / (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen [alt. mix] / Eddie’s Dreaming [alt. mix] / Green Circles [take 1 - alt. mix] Disc Two: [Original Stereo Album] (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me / Something I Want To Tell You / Feeling Lonely / Happy Boys Happy / Things Are Going To Get Better / My Way Of Giving / Green Circles / Become Like You / Get Yourself Together / All Our Yesterdays / Talk To You / Show Me The Way / Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire / Eddie’s Dreaming / Just Passing / Itchycoo Park / Here Come The Nice / Don’t Burst My Bubble / Things Are Going To Get Better [alt. mix] / I Can’t Make It [session version] / Green Circles [alt. mix - take 2] / Tin Soldier / (If You Think You’re) Groovy [backing track]
This limited edition LP was cut direct from recently discovered analogue master tapes on a Neumann VMS 80 mastering lathe by Matt Colton at Air Studios during February 2012, under the supervision of Kenney Jones and Small Faces remastering engineer Nick Robbins. This heavyweight 180-gram vinyl album is a lavish recreation of the original Immediate mono LP and adds an exclusive illustrated inner sleeve featuring sleeve notes, photos and full band credits and recording details. Side One: (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me / Something I Want To Tell You / Feeling Lovely / Happy Boys Happy / Things Are Going To Get Better / My Way Of Giving / Green Circles Side Two: Become Like You / Get Yourself Together / All Our Yesterdays / Talk To You / Show Me The Way / Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire / Eddie’s Dreaming
Rock “An all-time classic.”
SMALL FACES Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake [Re-masters Series] [2CD]
CHARLY 644 X Re-mastered 2CD digibook edition of the 1968 Small Faces classic. Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake, recorded in late 1967 and early 1968, and released in the summer of that year, is by far and away the Small Faces’ best-known and most successful album. Alongside classic tracks like ‘Lazy Sunday’, ‘Afterglow’ and ‘Rollin’ Over’, it even added a conceptual twist with the story of ‘Happiness Stan’ and the narrations of Stanley Unwin. Loved also for its crazy round packaging, the record represents the band’s finest hour, though soon after its release the Small Faces were no more, having morphed into the Faces and Humble Pie. Alongside tracks such as ‘Lazy Sunday’, ‘Afterglow’ and ‘Rollin’ Over’, it contained a conceptual twist with the addition of the eccentric story of ‘Happiness Stan’, narrated by Stanley Unwin. This deluxe mediabook 2CD edition of the album features the newly re-mastered mono mix of the original album plus a second disc of previously unreleased rarities and alternate versions.
Disc One: Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake / Afterglow / Long Agos And Worlds Apart / Rene Song Of A Baker / Lazy Sunday / Happiness Stan / Rollin’ Over / The Hungry Intruder / The Journey Mad John / Happydaystoytown Disc Two: Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake [Early Session Version - Mono] / Afterglow [Alt. USA Mix] / Long Agos And Worlds Apart [Alt. USA Mix – Stereo] / Rene, The Dockers’ Delight [Early Session Mix] / Song Of A Baker [Alt. USA Mix – Stereo] / Lazy Sunday [Alt. Usa Mix – Stereo] / Happiness Stan [Backing Track – Mono] / Bun In The Oven [Early Session Mix] / The Fly [Take 4 - Instrumental Version, Stereo] / Mad John [Take 7 - Backing Track, Mono] / Happydaystoytown (Alt. USA Mix – Stereo] / Kamikhazi [Take 7 - Backing Track, Mono] / Every Little Bit Hurts [Early Session Mix – Mono] / Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake [Alt. Take - Phased Mix, Stereo]
Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake [Picture Disc] CHARLY 114 L This re-mastered 180-gram heavyweight picture disc vinyl edition of the 1968 Small Faces Psychedelic classic features the newly re-mastered mono mix of the original album. Side One: (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me / Something I Want To Tell You / Feeling Lovely / Happy Boys Happy / Things Are Going To Get Better / My Way Of Giving / Green Circles Side Two: Become Like You / Get Yourself Together / All Our Yesterdays / Talk To You / Show Me The Way / Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire / Eddie’s Dreaming
Rock “An expanded edition of our heroes’ 1968 US Immediate debut... audiophiles can have fun comparing the stereo and previously unheard mono AM radio mixes. Further US-orientated alternate takes, early mixes and backing tracks adorn both discs.”
ANDY MORTEN, SHINDIG!
There Are But Four Small Faces [Re-masters Series] [2CD]
There Are But Four Small Faces [LP] CHARLY 107 L
CHARLY X 672 The Small Faces’ debut US album released on Andrew Loog Oldham’s Immediate Records in 1968 newly expanded and remastered from the original master tapes for the first time ever! Disc One features different songs to the 1967 UK version, including original stereo versions of ‘Itchycoo Park’, ‘Here Come The Nice’, ‘Tin Soldier’, ‘Green Circles’ and more. Disc Two features a previously unreleased version of the album originally mixed and mastered exclusively for American AM radio promotional LPs which were never pressed. Bonus tracks include previously unreleased takes of ‘Eddie’s Dreaming’ and ‘Show Me The Way’ plus the rare American single edit of ‘Here Come The Nice’ restored from the original Olympic Studios acetate. This definitive edition of There Are But Four Small Faces has been overseen by surviving band members Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan and features previously unseen memorabilia and photography, plus In-depth sleeve notes by Ken Sharp with new exclusive interviews with Olympic Studios engineer George Chkiantz, PP Arnold, renowned photographer Gered Mankowitz and commentary by Eric Carmen (‘All By Myself’, The Raspberries) and Californian journalist Harvey Kubernik.
Disc One: Itchycoo Park / Talk To You / Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire / My Way Of Giving / I’m Only Dreaming / I Feel Much Better / Tin Soldier / Get Yourself Together / Show Me The Way / Here Come The Nice / Green Circles / (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me? Bonus tracks Eddie’s Dreaming [Take 4 Mix 1] / Get Yourself Together [Early Mix] / Show Me The Way [Take 5 Alt. Mix] (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me? [Alt. Take Stereo] Disc Two: Itchycoo Park [USA Am Radio Version] / Talk To You [USA Am Radio Version] / Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire [USA Am Radio Version] / My Way Of Giving [USA Am Radio Version] / I’m Only Dreaming [USA Am Radio Version] / I Feel Much Better [USA Am Radio Version] / Tin Soldier [USA Am Radio Version] / Get Yourself Together [USA Am Radio Version] / Show Me The Way [USA Am Radio Version] / Here Come The Nice [USA Am Radio Version] / Green Circles [USA Am Radio Version] / (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me? [USA Am Radio Version] Bonus tracks Tin Soldier [TV Backing Track] / Here Come The Nice [USA Version] / Green Circles [Take 1 Alternate Mix]
2014 remastered and recut 180-gram vinyl edition of the Small Faces debut US LP originally released in 1968. Cut by Matt Colton at Air Studios, London from the original production master tape with nothing else in the signal path and the lacquer. The cutting session was conducted under the supervision of Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan. Side One: Itchycoo Park / Talk To You / Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire / My Way Of Giving / I’m Only Dreaming / I Feel Much Better Side Two: Tin Soldier / Get Yourself Together / Show Me The Way / Here Come The Nice / Green Circles / (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me?
“A major breakthrough in pop group experimentation.” MELODY MAKER 
Town And Country
Ars Longa Vita Brevis
SNAP 290 CD The Immediate Records’ supergroup’s second album from 1969. Steve Marriott and Peter Frampton shine on this acoustic-based record which is presented here with 8 bonus tracks including the anthemic rocker ‘Natural Born Bugie’ and songs from their debut album As Safe As Yesterday Is. Take Me Back / The Sad Bag Of Shaky Jake / The Light Of Love / Cold Lady / Down Home Again / Ollie Ollie / Every Mother’s Son / Heartbeat / Only You Can See / Silver Tongue / Home And Away Bonus tracks Desperation / Stick Shift / Buttermilk Boy / As Safe As Yesterday Is / Bang! / Alabama ’69 / Wrist Job / Natural Born Bugie
SNAP 164 CD The second Immediate album from 1968 by the Keith Emerson-led trio. A landmark album in the blending of rock classical and prog music it features inventive arrangements of Bach and Sibelius with contributions from the London Philarmonic Orchestra. This edition also features four additional bonus tracks including the controversial hit single ‘America’. Daddy, Where Did I Come From? / Little Arabella / Happy Freuds / Intermezzo From The Karelia Suite / Don Edito El Gruva / Ars Longa Vita Brevis (Symphony For Group And Orchestra) 1, Prelude / 2, 1st Movement - Awakening / 3, 2nd Movement - Realisation / 4, 3rd Movement - Acceptance, Brandenburger / 5, 4th Movement - Denial. 6, Coda - Extension To The Big Note / Bonus tracks 7, America (2nd Amendment) / 8, Diamond-Hard Blue Apples Of The Moon / 9, Daddy, Where Did I Come From? (Early Version) / 10, Brandenburger (Demo)
International Artists Records produced some of the most innovative records to come out of Texas’s thriving rock scene of the late Sixties. International Artists has gained cult status over the years, particularly amongst fans of prime American psychedelic and garage rock. Based in Houston, the label thrived under the expert guidance of its driving force, Lelan Rogers, brother of country legend Kenny Rogers. International Artists announced its arrival to the rock world in 1966 when its most significant signing, The 13th Floor Elevators, made the national charts with their truly groundbreaking single ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’. During its four years of activity in the late Sixties, International Artists released twelve albums, four of which were by its flagship act, The 13th Floor Elevators. The other eight were equally challenging and significant in their own way; more psychedelic classics from The Red Crayola, The Bubble Puppy, The Golden Dawn and Endle St. Cloud, as well as a couple of left-field albums of Texas rocking blues from local legend Lightnin’ Hopkins and Dave Allen, representing the new generation of white bluesmen.
Rock THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS The trailblazing 13th Floor Elevators released the first “psychedelic” rock album in 1966 and helped transform popular culture in the US and beyound. Formed in late 1965 in a small town in Texas by electric jug-playing Tommy Hall, guitarist & vocalist Roky Erickson and guitarist Stacy Sutherland, they were joined by bass player Benny Thurman and drummer John Ike Walton. At a time when Baptist and Mormon preachers fought for the population’s spiritual wellbeing, and Country & Western music filled the bars on a Saturday night, from out of these conflicting extremes the Elevators were born and began making a name for themselves in the burgeoning Austin, TX music scene. Although Roky Erickson was the frontman, the group’s sound and philosophy were created by the unpredictable and impulsive Tommy Hall. The Elevators followed their own cosmic route searching for a new path to enlightenment whilst creating a reputation for excess. The band developed a sound that merged garagepunk and psychedelic experimentation. From the beginning, their music - played and created under the influence of LSD - was raw, ambitious and hugely experimental with Sutherland’s pioneering use of reverb and echo, and bluesy, aciddrenched guitar mixed with Tommy Hall’s innovative electric jug… ‘psychedelic rock’ was conceived.
Music Of The Spheres IA - 16
The award-winning vinyl box set celebrating the music of The Elevators. The winner of the prestigious AIM Awards Special Catalogue Release in 2012.
Rock Box contents A strong 13-inch square hard box, featuring a unique 3D lenticular cover image of the iconic Zebra Man artwork which was used on a poster advertising the band’s performance at The Avalon Ballroom. A 2-LP gatefold sleeve edition of The Psychedelic Sounds Of, remastered from a safety master derived from the tape source. Album One is the Mono Edition; album Two, a remastered version of the original stereo mix and thus different to the version an Sign Of The Three Eyed Men. This, as for Easter Everywhere and Bull Of The Woods, is the first vinyl reissue from tape sources of the Stereo editions for over three decades. Album Two is the first-ever vinyl pressing of the album in the band’s intended running order. A 2-LP gatefold sleeve edition of Easter Everywhere, mastered from the original tape source. Album One is the Mono Edition; Album Two, a remastered version of the original Stereo mix. This is the first official Mono reissue of the album since 1967. A 2-LP gatefold sleeve edition of Of Bull Of The Woods / A Love That’s Sound. This is the first release on vinyl for the latter and it contains a recently discovered and never-before-heard version of ‘Some Day My Love’, the song originally scheduled as the band’s sixth single. The first-ever vinyl release of the band’s unreleased first album Headstone. The first official vinyl release of Live In California - The Avalon Recordings. The Sumet Sounds Masters EP, a six-track 10-inch EP of Bob Sullivan’s original Stereo ‘Desk Mixes’ of five tracks from The Psychedelic Sounds Of Recordings plus the highly desirable early version of the band’s second single ‘Reverberation’ from an acetate, only previously available on the long sold out Sign Of The Three Eyed Men CD box set. This disc will only be available in this package. Stunning 8-inch (200cm) 3D lenticular prints of the album artwork for The Psychedelic Sounds Of, Bull Of The Woods and Easter Everywhere. A 48-page full colour revised edition of The Sign Of The Three Eyed Men book by Paul Drummond, packed with rare memorabilia and photos, which traces the strange history of the band. A Limited Edition numbered certificate of authenticity.
The Sumet Sounds Masters
Disc Two Original Stereo Version
Side1: Reverberation [acetate] / Rollercoaster / Monkey Island
Side 1: Slip Inside This House / Slide Machine / She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) / Nobody To Love / Baby Blue
Side 2: Fire Engine / Thru the Rhythm / Tried to Hide
Headstone: The Contact Sessions [Single vinyl LP] Side1: You’re Gonna Miss Me / Tried To Hide / Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Take That Girl / You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore / I’m Gonna Love You Too Side 2: Monkey Island / Roller Coaster / Now I’m Home (Splash 1) / Where Am I ? (Thru the Rhythm) / Fire Engine
The Psychedelic Sounds Of [Gatefold double vinyl LP] Disc One Mono Side1: You’re Gonna Miss Me / Roller Coaster / Splash 1 / Reverberation / Don’t Fall Down Side 2: Fire Engine / Thru The Rhythm / You Don’t Know (How Young You Are) / Kingdom Of Heaven (Is Within You) / Monkey Island / Tried To Hide
The Psychedelic Sounds Of
Side 2: Earthquake / Dust / (I’ve Got) Levitation / I Had To Tell You / Postures (Leave Your Body Behind)
Bull Of The Woods [Gatefold double vinyl LP] Disc One Stereo Side 1: Livin’ On / Barnyard Blues / Till Then / Never Another / Rose & The Thorn / Down By The River Side 2: Scarlet & Gold / Street Song / Dr Doom / With You / May The Circle Remain Unbroken
A Love That’s Sound Disc Two Stereo Side 1: Wait For My Love / It’s You / May The Circle Remain Unbroken / Livin’ On / Never Another Side 2: Dr Doom / Someday My Love* / Sweet Surprise / Moon Song / Livin’ On [Acetate] *previously unreleased track
Disc Two Stereo Side 1: You Don’t Know (How Young You Are) / Through The Rhythm / Monkey Island / Roller Coaster / Fire Engine Side 2: Reverberation / Tried To Hide / You’re Gonna Miss Me / Splash 1 / Don’t Fall Down / Kingdom Of Heaven (Is Within You)
Live In California [Single vinyl LP] Stereo Side 1: Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Before You Accuse Me / You Don't Know (How Young You Are) / Splash 1 / I’m Gonna Love You Too / You Really Got Me Side 2: Fire Engine / Roll Over Beethoven / The Word / Monkey Island / Roller Coaster
Easter Everywhere [Gatefold double vinyl LP] Disc One Mono Side 1: Slip Inside this House / Slide Machine / She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) / Nobody To Love / Baby Blue Side 2: Earthquake / Dust / (I’ve Got) Levitation / I Had To Tell You / Postures
Rock THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS The Albums Collection [4CD] SNAJ 748 CD
All four of the explosive original albums recorded by the Texan psych trailblazers for International Artists Records between 1966 and 1969, in a clambox with a 16-page booklet. The three stereo studio albums have been remixed and mastered by the original producer and for the first time Live has been stripped of layers of excessive fake applause. Disc One: Psychedelic Sounds [stereo] You’re Gonna Miss Me / Roller Coaster / Splash 1 / Reverberation / Don’t Fall Down / Fire Engine / Thru The Rhythm / You Don’t Know (How Young You Are) / Kingdom Of Heaven (Is Within You) / Monkey Island / Tried To Hide Disc Two: Easter Everywhere [stereo] Slip Inside This House / Slide Machine / She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) / Nobody To Love / Baby Blue / Earthquake / Dust / (I’ve Got) Levitation / I Had To tell You / Postures (Leave Your Body Behind) Disc Three: Bull Of The Woods [Stereo] Livin’ On / Barnyard Blues / Till Then / Never Another / Rose & The Thorn / Down By The River / Scarlet & Gold / Street Song / Dr Doom / With You / May The Circle Remain Unbroken Disc Four: Live! [Stereo, Re-mastered 2011] Introduction / Before You Accuse Me / Tried To Hide / She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) / You Gotta Take That Girl / I’m Gonna Love You Too / Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / (I’ve Got) Levitation / You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore / Roller Coaster / You’re Gonna Miss Me
THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
Bull Of The Woods [2CD]
Bull Of The Woods [2LP Gatefold]
SNAX 618 CD A 2CD mediabook edition of the Elevators’ final studio album from 1968, guitarist Stacy Sutherland’s finest hour, remixed from the master tapes by original producer Walt Andrus. One disc features the re-mastered stereo edition of the original which is combined with the mono edition of the band’s lost unfinished third album A Love That’s Sound. Disc One: A Love That’s Sound Wait For My Love / It’s You / May The Circle Remain Unbroken / Livin’ On / Never Another / Dr Doom / Sweet Surprise / Moon Song Disc Two: Bull Of The Woods [stereo re-master] Livin’ On / Barnyard Blues / Til Then / Never Another / Rose & The Thorn / Down By The River / Scarlet & Gold / Street Scene / Mr Doom / With You / May The Circle Be Unbroken
CHARLY 113 L A double gatefold heavyweight vinyl set taken from the award-winning Music Of The Spheres box set. One disc is the remastered stereo edition of the band’s swansong Bull Of The Woods, with the other their lost unfinished set A Love That’s Sound. Side One: Wait For My Love / It’s You [aka I Don’t Ever Want To Come Down] / May The Circle Remain Unbroken / Livin’ On / Never Another Side Two: Dr Doom / Someday My Love / Sweet Surprise / Moon Song / Livin’ on Side Three: Livin’ On / Barnyard Blues / Till Then / Never Another / Rose And The Thorn / Down By The River
Full colour gatefold
Side Four: Scarlet And Gold / Street Song / Dr Doom / With You / May The Circle Remain Unbroken
“This album more than holds up against its predecessors: Sutherland’s lovelorn songs inhabiting a bluesier cosmic sound reminiscent of The Grateful Dead, Moby Grape or Blue Cheer – for whom the Elevators were an undeniable inspiration.” UNCUT
THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
Easter Everywhere [2CD]
Easter Everywhere [2LP Gatefold]
SNAX 617 CD A 2CD deluxe mediabook edition of the Elevators’ second album for International Artists Records from 1967. A bona-fide psych classic which includes the epic ‘Slip Inside This House’ and Dylan’s ‘(It’s All Over Now) Baby Blue’. Contains both the original mono album and an alternate stereo mix and features the rare bonus track ‘Fire In My Bones’. Disc One: Easter Everywhere [Mono] Slip Inside this House / Slide Machine / She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) / Nobody To Love / (It's All Over Now) Baby Blue / Earthquake / Dust / Levitation / I Had To Tell You / Postures (Leave Your Body Behind) Disc Two: Easter Everyone [Stereo] Slip Inside This House / Slide Machine / She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) / Nobody To Love / (It's All Over Now) Baby Blue / Earthquake / Dust / Levitation / I Had To tell You / Postures (Leave Your Body Behind)
CHARLY 112 L A double heavyweight album of The Elevators’ acclaimed second album which captures the band before drug abuse, mental health problems and run-ins with the law led to their premature demise. Previously only available as part of the award-winning Music Of The Spheres box set, this gatefold set includes the first official vinyl reissue of the album since 1967. Mojo has described it as “their masterpiece... an all-time higher-key document.” Side One: Stereo Slip Inside This House / Slide Machine / She Lives (in A Time Of Her Own) / Nobody To Love / Baby Blue Side Two: Stereo Earthquake / Dust / I’ve Got Levitation / I Had To Tell You / Postures (Leave Your Body Behind) Side Three: Mono Slip Inside This House / Slide Machine / She Lives (in A Time Of Her Own) / Nobody To Love / Baby Blue Side Four: Mono Earthquake / Dust / I’ve Got Levitation / I Had To Tell You / Postures (Leave Your Body Behind)
Full colour gatefold
“A 24-carat masterpiece.” 8/10 CLASSIC ROCK
“Perfect for after-hours compare-and contrast capers...” MOJO “Powerful, intense and frequently disturbing. Elevators made their trips so you don’t have to.”
Rock “The Elevators were way ahead of the psychedelic curve: only The Beatles, The Byrds and Bob Dylan were recording material like this in early 1966.” MOJO
THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
Going Up - The Very Best Of
Headstone - The Contact Sessions
SNAP 211 CD Twenty mind-blowing tracks recorded by the psychedelic pioneers for the International Artists label in Houston Texas between 1966 and 1969. Features favourites ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’, ‘Fire Engine’, ‘Reverberation’ and a live cover of Van Morrison’s garage anthem ‘Gloria’. You’re Gonna Miss Me, Slip Inside This House / Fire Engine / Livin’ On / She Lives In A Time Of Her Own / Reverberation (Doubt) / Earthquake / Tried To Hide / Scarlet And Gold / Nobody To Love / You Don’t Know / I Don’t Ever Want To Come Down / Levitation / I Had To Tell You / Splash 1 / Gloria (Live) / The Rose And The Thorn / Baby Blue / Slide Machine / May The Circle Remain Unbroken
“20 well-chosen tracks prove them even better than the legend.” MOJO
SNAX 615 CD The first studio recordings by the 13th Floor Elevators from January and February 1966 made in Texas for an album which never saw the light of day in those heady drug-filled days. You’re Gonna Miss Me / Tried To Hide / Everybody Needs Somebody to Love / Take That Girl / You Can't Hurt Me Anymore / I’m Gonna Love You Too / Monkey Island / Roller Coaster / Now I’m Home (Splash 1) / Where Am I? (Thru The Rhythm) / Fire Engine / You Can’t Hurt Me Anymore [Take 1] / Fire Engine [Take 8] / You’re Gonna Miss Me [Take 6] / Tried To Hide [Take 7] / Everybody Needs Somebody To Love [live at La Maison, previously unreleased] / Roller Coaster [live at La Maison, previously unreleased] / We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place [live at La Maison, previously unreleased] / Fire Engine [live at La Maison, previously unreleased]
Rock THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS Live Evolution Lost [3LP] CHARLY L 136
Live Evolution Lost: The 13th Floor Elevators Live at the Houston Music Theatre is the first-ever release of the complete performance of the band’s legendary show from 18th February 1967 presented in a 3LP coloured vinyl box set. This three album edition, on green, blue and red heavyweight vinyl, features the whole of the Elevators’ historic gig on 18th February 1967 at the Houston Music Theatre for the first time ever. It catches the band with its classic line-up before the release of Easter Everywhere and is the only known complete recording of an Elevators’ gig, and the latest to survive. Mastered by Sonic Boom (Spaceman 3) and put together by band expert Paul Drummond, it includes one reel unissued for over fortyfive years. Side One: (I’ve Got) Levitation / Roller Coaster / Fire Engine / Reverberation (Doubt) Side Two: Don’t Fall Down / Tried To Hide / Splash 1 / You’re Gonna Miss Me / Monkey Island Side Three: Kingdom Of Heaven / She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) / Jam Intro / Jam 1 - Roll Over Blue Suede Blues Jam Side Four: Jam 2 - Backwards Evolution Jam / Jam 3 - Ed’s Esoteric Jazz Jam Side Five: Jam 4 - (It’s All Over Now) Baby Blue Jam / Jam 5 She Lives Jam / Jam 6 Side Six: Screen Print
“Mastered by long-time fan Sonic Boom and coming in a green, blue and red triple-vinyl box set this recording now stands as the missing link between The Elevators’ seismic The Psychedelic Sounds Of... debut and November 1967’s Easter Everywhere.” RECORD COLLECTOR
Rock THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS Live Evolution Lost [2CD]
“...shows a group a the top of their game: powerful, together, in control - possibly the last time they were any of those things... a fascinating historical document, the thought and effort gone into its packaging and sense of completeness are more than enough incentive to jump on board.” MOLE, SHINDIG!
CHARLY X 673
This two CD mediabook edition catches the band with its classic line-up before the release of Easter Everywhere. Disc One: (I’ve Got) Levitation / Roller Coaster / Fire Engine
/ Reverberation (Doubt) / Don’t Fall Down / Tried To Hide / Splash 1 / You’re Gonna Miss Me / Monkey Island / Kingdom Of Heaven / She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) Disc Two: Jam Intro / Jam 1 - Roll Over Blue Suede Blues
Jam / Jam 2 - Backwards Evolution Jam Jam 3 - Ed’s Esoteric Jazz Jam / Jam 4 - (It’s All Over Now) Baby Blue Jam / Jam 5 - She Lives Jam Jam 6
“An awesome document offering irrefutable proof that, when it came to mind-bending psychedelic rock, nobody went higher than The Elevators.” KRIS NEEDS, RECORD COLLECTOR “Uniquely compulsive listening. Those with ears for the evolution of The Elevators, in all its epic ambition and tragedy, will find it profoundly affecting. The unravelling had begun. And what a sound.” THE WIRE
“A microcosm of The Elevators’ entire career; wild, woolly, flashingly brilliant but ultimately doomed. It started here.” ROB HUGHES, CLASSIC ROCK presents PROG ROCK
THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS 7th Heaven: Music Of The Spheres The Complete Singles Collection SNAM 951 CD
All the band’s singles compiled to CD for the first time along with a rare French EP with extensive notes. You’re Gonna Miss Me / Tried To Hide / Reverberation / Fire Engine / (I’ve Got) Levitation / Before You Accuse Me / She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own) / Baby Blue / Slip Inside This House / Splash 1 / May The Circle Remain Unbroken / I’m Gonna Love You Too / Livin’ On / Scarlet & Gold / Reverbaration [Sic] (Doubt) / You’re Gonna Miss Me / Fire Engine / Tried To Hide
“The fearless trailblazers of psychedelia and one of the most kick-ass rock bands ever... For two or so years they burned with a flame so fierce that 40 years on they still remain an inspiration.”
THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
The Psychedelic Sounds Of [2CD]
The Psychedelic Sounds Of [2LP Gatefold]
SNAX 616 CD
CHARLY 111 L
Definitive two-CD mediabook edition of the Elevators’ incendiary 1966 debut album, comprising the original mono version and the original stereo mix in the band’s intended running order. Bonus tracks include five hitherto unreleased original studio mixes from original producer/engineer Bob Sullivan.
A 2LP heavyweight vinyl edition of The Elevators’ incendiary debut album featuring re-mastered mono and stereo mixes plus the band’s intended running order.
Disc One: Original Mono Album You’re Gonna Miss Me / Roller Coaster / Splash 1 / Reverberation / Don’t Fall Down / Fire Engine / Thru The Rhythm / You Don’t Know ( How Young You Are) / Kingdom Of Heaven (Is Within You) / Monkey Island / Tried To Hide
LP 1 is the mono edition and LP 2 is a remastered edition of the original stereo mix in the band’s intended running order.
Disc Two: Original 1966 Stereo mix [remastered] You Don’t Know (How Young You Are) / Through The Rhythm / Monkey Island / Roller Coaster / Fire Engine / Reverberation / Tried To Hide / You’re Gonna Miss Me / Splash 1 / Don’t Fall Down / Kingdom Of Heaven (Is Within You) Bonus tracks Fire Engine / Monkey Island / Roller Coaster / Thru The Rhythm / Tried To Hide
Previously only available as part of The Music Of The Spheres box set, this is the first vinyl reissue from tape sources of the stereo edition for over three decades.
Side One: The Psychedelic Sounds Of [Mono] You’re Gonna Miss Me / Roller Coaster / Splash 1 / Reverberation / Don’t Fall Down Side Two: Fire Engine / Thru The Rhythm / You Don’t Know / Kingdom Of Heaven / Monkey Island / Tried To Hide
Full colour gatefold
Side Three: The Psychedelic Sounds Of [Stereo] You Don’t Know (How Young You Are) / Through The Rhythm / Monkey Island / Roller Coaster / Fire Engine Side Four: Reverberation / Tried To Hide / You’re Gonna Miss Me / I’ve Seen Your Face Before (Splash 1) / Don’t Fall Down / The Kingdom Of Heaven
“It’s a full-blown lysergic masterpiece.”
“A recognised classic. If you haven’t heard this record you need to. 2CD version of 1966 jug-burbling proto-psych debut... stereo MOJO mixes add value.”
Falling Through The Universe
A Gathering Of Promises
SNAX 619 CD The long awaited release on CD in a deluxe mediabook edition of the Texan blues guitarist and vocalist’s only album. Recorded for International Artists in Houston and released in 1969 it now features four bonus tracks. Terp / How Can You Be So Cold / Baby Please Don’t Try To Tell Me What To Do / Dave’s Blues / Lord Have Mercy / Goin’ Back To Houston / Poor Soul / Livin’ In A World Of Darkness / Bone’s Home / Midnight Hour Blues / Goin’ To St. Louis Bonus tracks C.C. Rider / Saturday A.M. Blues / Breakfast In Bed / All In My Mind
“Startling, soulful and fuzzed out, fans of Jim Sullivan’s UFO album will find further deep joy here.”
MOJO “...a relevant masterpiece of Texan blues.” SHINDIG
SNAX 643 CD Available on CD for the first time, 20 previously unreleased tracks from the legendary lost voice of the Houston mid-60s’ underground scene. Encouraged by Janis Joplin, nurtured by the infamous Red Krayola, informed by the notorious 13th Floor Elevators and taught by the master himself, Lightnin’ Hopkins, a retrospective of this renegade psychedelic troubadour is long overdue. Bartlett’s International Artists tapes are now deemed lost forever so this collection comprises the earliest surviving recordings of the songs he performed from the mid-60s until the 70s. Anniversary Song (End Of The Day) / Rain / Levitation / Nobody To Love / Driftin’ / Falling Through The Universe / Slipslouch / Furry Legged Pan / I Had To Tell You / Right Track Now / Slide Machine / Bunni’s Song / Tree Frog Lady / Jubilation / Splash One / You’re Gonna Miss Me / Street Song / Solid Memory / City Fires / She’s Got The Soul
SNAM 953 CD The high energy psych-pop act from San Antonio, Texas which gave the International Artists label its biggest commercial success after The 13th Floor Elevators. Recorded in 1969, the album includes the US hit ‘Hot Smoke And Sasafrass’ and is presented here with six bonus cuts comprising four non-album single tracks and two different mixes of songs from the album. Includes a 16page booklet featuring an interview with original member David Fore. Hot Smoke And Sasafrass / Todd’s Tune / I’ve Got To Reach You / Lonely / A Gathering Of Promises / Hurry Sundown / Elizabeth / It’s Safe To Say / Road To St. Stephen’s / Beginning Bonus tracks If I Had A Reason / Days Of Our Time / Thinkin’ About Thinkin’ / What Do You See / Hot Smoke And Sasafrass / Lonely / Hurry Sundown [Remix] / Beginning [Remix]
ENDLE ST CLOUD
THE GOLDEN DAWN
Thank You All Very Much
SNAX 609 CD
SNAM 950 CD
A deluxe mediabook release of the last album released by International Artists Records in early 1970. The Texan band’s only album, Thank You All Very Much shows more varied musical styles than many others on the label, including unusual spoken word/ piano sections and is presented here with two bonus tracks.
Released in 1967, The Golden Dawn’s only album is one of the International Artists label’s most accomplished recordings and an acknowledged psych classic. This edition includes an insightful interview with the group’s driving force George Kinney, and a track-by-track song analysis.
Piano A Tempo / Street Corner Preacher / Piano Scherzo / Who Would You Like To Be Today? / Piano Tranquillo / This Is Love / Piano Allegretto / Professor Black / Piano Diminuendo / Piano Agitato / Laughter / Piano Adagio / Jessica / Piano Con Brio / Come Through / Piano Andante / Like A Badge / Piano Teneramente Bonus tracks Tell Me One More Time (What’s Happening To Our World) / Quest For Beauty
Evolution / This Way, Please / Starvation / I’ll Be Around / Seeing Is Believing / My Time / A Nice Surprise / Every Day / Tell Me Why / Reaching Out To You
Rock LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS Free Form Patterns
“Loaded collaboration with psych-rockers ends well... cuts right to the soul... sounds like a band tight from RECORD COLLECTOR years in juke joints.”
CHARLY J 750
A 3CD set which presents veteran Bluesman Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins’ only album for International Artists, alongside two discs of previously unreleased material comprising candid conversation and additional material from the studio sessions. Free Form Patterns has long been of interest for its unusual line-up which included Danny Thomas and Duke Davis of The 13th Floor Elevators. Now salvaged and assembled into a coherent form, this fascinating audio document reveals how Hopkins cut across generational and racial divides in late 60s Texas, and offers an intriguing insight into the legendary bluesman and his music. Disc One: Mr. Charlie / Give Me Time To Think / Fox Chase / Mr. Dittas’ Grocery Store / Open Up Your Door / Baby Child / Cooking’s Done / Got Her Letter This Morning / Rain Falling / Mini Skirt Black Ghost Blues Disc Two: Chat 1 - I’d Like To Get In Tune With The Boys / Song 1 - Give Me Time To ThinkChat 2 - Harmonica Players / Song 2 - Miniskirt / Chat 3 - Lelan: Is Billy A Hippy? / Song 3 - Got Her Letter This Morning / Chat 4 - Drinking Chat 1: No No, I Don’t Fool With Nothin’ But What I Fool With / Song 4 - Mixed Up [Previously Unreleased] / Chat 5 - Band Direction / Billy / Song 5 - (Mr. Dillon’s) Grocery Store Blues / Chat 6 - You Know Mr. Dillon? / Fox Chase False Starts / Band Direction / Song 6 - Fox Chase / Chat 7 - Drinking Chat 2 - I’m The Best Person In The World When I’m Drinking / Song 7 - Lord Have Mercy [Previously Unreleased] / Chat 8 - Drinking Chat 3 - Don`t Think It Ain’t Got Something In It Disc Three: Song 8 - Rain Falling / Chat 9 - Argument Over Songs / Song 9 - Cooking’s Done / Chat 10 - Sweet Lil’ Woman, But You Ain’t Got No Hair + Chat / Song 11 - Mr Charlie / Song 12 - Straw Hat [Previously Unreleased] / Chat 11 - They Got 100 Songs / Song 13 - Green Onions [Previously Unreleased] / Chat 12 - Vietnam Song Snippet / Oh Oh Lyric / Song/chat Poppa Was A Preacher Rehearsal/chat / Chat 13 - That Had The Feeling, Finishing Session / Conversation 1 - Trouble In Crackett TX / Conversation 2 - Whiskey On Prescription / Conversation 3 - Musician’s Hours: Tommy Hall / Stacy Sutherland / Conversation 4 - Where’d You Pick Up The Name Lightnin’ / Conversation 5 - You Not Gonna Mess With Elmore (Nixon) Anymore? / Conversation 6 - Centreville TX / Conversation 7 - Politics
“... An intriguing reissue, much of the bonus material taking the form of spoken-word snippets recorded surreptitiously by producer Lelan Rogers. It’s illuminating, candid and often hilarious stuff but original cuts like ‘Give Me Time To Think’ and ‘Open Up Your Door’ are still the main event.” 8/10 CLASSIC ROCK
LOST & FOUND
Free Form Patterns
CHARLY 120 L Heavyweight vinyl edition of Texas blues legend Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins’ only album for International Artists. Recorded in January 1968, Free Form Patterns stands out in Hopkins’ discography due to the unusual line-up on the sessions, with the veteran bluesman - fuelled by homemade moonshine - supported by a young, hip rhythm section, comprising Danny Thomas and Duke Davis from The 13th Floor Elevators (both high on acid at the time). Free Form Patterns is no failed hippy/blues hybrid, however, just a straightforward, honest blues album with the great man backed by fans, who happened to be members of a legendary Psychedelic band. Its significance lies in how the music cut across the generation and racial boundaries within the segregated and repressive atmosphere of late 1960s Texas.
SNAX 608 CD A deluxe mediabook edition of the Houston Texas band’s only album for International Artists Records released in the summer of 1967. The psych classic is now augmented with three bonus tracks and its original sleeve notes expanded to a 16-page illustrated booklet. Forever Lasting Plastic Words / Everybody’s Here / There Would Be No Doubt / Don’t Fall Down / Zig Zag Blues / Let Me Be / I Realize / 2 Stroke Blues / I’m So Hip To Pain / Living Eye Bonus tracks When Will You Come Through / Professor Black / 25 MPH
Side One: Mr. Charlie / Give Me Time To Think / Fox Chase / Mr. Dittas’ Grocery Store / Open Up Your Door Side Two: Baby Child / Cooking’s Done / Got Her Letter This Morning / Rain Falling / Mini Skirt
Rock “This is the Crayola captured, in stereo and mono, with illuminating extra tracks, on this chunky covetable version of 1967’s The Parable of Arable Land.” “Texas psychedelic classic remastered by Sonic Boom.”
THE RED CRAYOLA
THE RED CRAYOLA
The Parable Of Arable Land [2CD]
The Parable Of Arable Land [2LP]
SNAX 621 CD The Red Crayola (later Red Krayola) are recognised in psychedelic circles as having produced some of the weirdest music ever, combining elements of avant garde and garage with wild, experimental freak outs and chilling stripped down songs which sounded unlike anything from the Sixties. The ultimate 2CD mediabook edition of the Texan psych kings’ 1967 debut for International Artist Records. Re-mastered by Pete Kember aka Sonic Boom from the original tapes, this release includes not only the stereo and ultra rare mono mixes, but also bonus tracks and an edit of the mono disc without the freeform freakouts featuring the Familiar Ugly. Disc One: Stereo edition Free Form Freak-Out [#1] / Hurricane Fighter Plane / Free Form Freak-Out [#2] / Transparent Radiation / Free Form FreakOut [#3] / War Sucks / Free Form Freak-Out [#4] / Pink Stainless Tail / Free Form Freak-Out [#5] / Parable Of Arable Land / Free Form Freak-Out [#6] / Former Reflections Enduring Doubt Bonus tracks Nickel Niceness [demo of ‘Green of My Pants’] / Vile Vile Grass [demo of ‘War Sucks’] /Transparent Radiation [demo] / Pink Stainless Tail [alt. take, guitar & vocal only] / Hurricane Fighter Plane [alt. stereo mix] / Former Reflections Enduring Doubt [unreleased alt. stereo edit & mix]
CHARLY L 142 The ultimate 2LP edition of the Texan psych kings’ 1967 debut for International Artist Records. Re-mastered by Pete Kember aka Sonic Boom from the original tapes, this release includes not only the stereo and ultra rare mono mixes, but also bonus tracks and an edit of the mono disc without the freeform freakouts featuring the Familiar Ugly. Side One: Stereo edition Free Form Freak-Out [#1] / Hurricane Fighter Plane / Free Form Freak-Out [#2] / Transparent Radiation / Free Form Freak-Out [#3] / War Sucks / Free Form Freak-Out [#4] Side Two: Stereo edition Free Form Freak-Out [#5] / Pink Stainless Tail / Free Form Freak-Out [#6] / Parable Of Arable Land / Free Form Freak-Out [#7] / Former Reflections Enduring Doubt Side Three: Mono edition Free Form Freak-Out [#1] / Hurricane Fighter Plane / Free Form Freak-Out [#2] / Transparent Radiation / Free Form Freak-Out [#3] / War Sucks / Free Form Freak-Out [#4] Side Four: Mono edition Free Form Freak-Out [#5] / Pink Stainless Tail / Free Form Freak-Out [#6] / Parable Of Arable Land / Free Form Freak-Out [#7] / Former Reflections Enduring Doubt
Disc Two: Mono edition Free Form Freak-Out [#1] / Hurricane Fighter Plane / Free Form Freak-Out [#2] / Transparent Radiation / Free Form Freak-Out [#3] / War Sucks / Free Form Freak-Out [#4] / Pink Stainless Tail / Free Form Freak-Out [#5] / Parable Of Arable Land / Free Form Freak-Out [#6] / Former Reflections Enduring Doubt / Hurricane Fighter Plane / Transparent Radiation / War Sucks / Pink Stainless Tail / Former Reflections Enduring Doubt
THE RED KRAYOLA
EPITAPH FOR A LEGEND
God Bless The Red Krayola And All Who Sail With It
SNAX 631 CD The second album from Mayo Thompson’s Texan psychedelic pioneers originally released by International Artists in 1968. Now re-mastered by lifelong fan Sonic Boom of Spacmen 3 from the original tapes. In a deluxe mediabook edition masterminded by Texan music guru Paul Drummond. Say Hello To Jamie Jones / Music / The Shirt / Listen To This / Save The House / Victory Garden / Coconut Hotel / Sheriff Jack / Free Piece / Ravi Shankar: Parachutist / Piece for Piano and Guitar / Dairymaid’s Lament Big [Vocal: Holly Pritchett] / Leejol / Sherlock Holmes / Dirth Of Tilth / Tina’s Gone To Have A Baby / Jewels Of The Madonna / Green Of My Pants / Night Song
“Thrillingly remastered (by Sonic Boom), gloriously mad avant-psych landmarks.” MOJO “Highly influential. They’ve outlasted their far more famous peers.” UNCUT
SNAX 620 CD The 1980 compilation of rarities, alternate takes, demos and unissued tracks which shows the diversity of talent on the Texan International Artists label presented in a 2CD mediabook edition. Disc One: BIG WALTER Breakfast In Bed / DAVE ALLEN C.C. Rider / DAVE ALLEN Saturday A.M. Blues / LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS Conversation With Lightnin’ Hopkins / LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS Black Ghost Blues / ROKY ERIKSON Interview with Roky (KSAN 4/1/78) / THE SPADES You’re Gonna Miss Me / THE SPADES We Sell Soul / ROKY & CLEMENTINE HALL Splash 1 / ROKY & CLEMENTINE HALL Right Track Now / THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS Wait For My Love / THE 13 TH FLOOR ELEVATORS 60-second Radio Spot for Bull Of The Woods / THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS Fire Engine Disc Two: THE CHAYNS Night Time (Is The Right Time) / THE PATTERNS In My Own Time / THE CHAPARRELS I Tried So Hard / THURSDAY’S CHILDREN A Part Of You / THE RUBAYYAT If I Were A Carpenter / SONNY HALL / Poor Planet Earth / INNER SCENE Communication Breakdown / THE RED CRAYOLA Hurricane Fighter Plane [Demo] / THE RED CRAYOLA Pink Stainless Tail [Demo] / THE RED CRAYOLA Nickle Niceness [Demo] / THE RED CRAYOLA Vile, Vile Grass [Demo] / THE RED CRAYOLA Transparent Radiation [Demo] / THE EMPERORS I Want My Woman / LOST & FOUND 25 mph
NEVER EVER LAND
83 Texan Nuggets From International Artists Records 1965-1970 [3CD] SNAJ 735 CD
Featuring The 13th Floor Elevators, The Red Krayola, The Bubble Puppy and more. Complied by Jon ‘Mojo’ Mills, the 3CD boxset also includes 48-page booklet containing label history and discography, artist biographies and interview with Lelan Rogers. Disc One: Garage ∙ The Texan Earthquake THE EMPERORS I Want My Woman / THE COASTLINERS It’s Alright / THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS You’re Gonna Miss Me / STERLING DAMON Rejected / THE COASTLINERS Wonderful You / THURSDAY’S CHILDREN Dominoes / THE CHAPARRELS I Tried So Hard / THE CHAYNS See It Thru’ / THE PATTERNS In My Own Time / THE CHAYNS Live With The Moon / THE CHAYNS Night Time (Is The Right Time) / THURSDAY’S CHILDREN A Part Of You / THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATIORS Fire Engine / THURSDAY’S CHILDREN Air Conditioned Man / LOST & FOUND 25 MPH / THE CHAYNS There’s Something Wrong In This / THURSDAY’S CHILDREN Help, Murder, Police / THE GOLDEN DAWN Reaching Out To You / THURSDAY’S CHILDREN You Can Forget About That / THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS Tried To Hide / THE GOLDEN DAWN A Nice Surprise / THE RED CRAYOLA Pink Stainless Steel / INNER SCENE Communication Breakdown / LOST & FOUND Let Me Be / THE SPADES We Sell Soul / THE SPADES You’re Gonna Miss Me / THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS I Don’t Ever Want To Come Down Disc Two: Out There! ∙ The Psychedelic Sounds Of I.A. THE BUBBLE PUPPY Hot Smoke & Sassafras / THE GOLDEN DAWN Starvation / THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS Scarlet & Gold / LOST & FOUND Everybody’s Here / THE RED CRAYOLA War Sucks / THE RUBAYYAT Never Ever Land / THE SHAYDS Search The Sun / THE GOLDEN DAWN My Time / THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS Slip Inside This House / LOST & FOUND When Will You come Through / ENDLE ST CLOUD Tell Me What’s Happening / THE BUBBLE PUPPY If I Had A Reason / GINGER VALLEY Ginger / THE RUBAYYAT If I Were A Carpenter / THE BUBBLE PUPPY Days Of Our Time / LOST & FOUND Professor Black / ENDLE ST CLOUD Quest For Beauty / THE BUBBLE PUPPY A Gathering Of Promises / LOST & FOUND Forever Lasting Plastic Words / THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS She Lives In A Time Of Her Own / THE RED CRAYOLA Nickle Niceness / THE RED CRAYOLA Hurricane Fighter Plane / ENDLE ST CLOUD Come Through / GINGER VALLEY Country Life / ENDLE ST CLOUD This Is Love / THE RED CRAYOLA Vile Vile Grass / THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS 60 Second Radio Spot /
Disc Three: Pot Pourri ∙ Pop And Anything Goes ARNIM & HAMILTON Pepperman / DISCIPLES OF SHAFTESBURY Times Gone By / BEAUREGARDE Popcorn Popper / BIG WALTER Breakfast In Bed / LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS Black Ghost / BEAUREGARDE Mama Taught Me How To Jellyroll / DAVE ALLEN Terp / THE BUBBLE PUPPY Hurry Sundown / DISCIPLES OF SHAFTESBURY My Cup Is Full / KATHY CLARKE Little Girl Called Sad / LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS Baby Child / THE SHAYDS Bring Your Love / ARNIM & HAMILTON Walkin’ Midnight Coffee Break / ROKY & CLEMENTINE HALL Splash 1 / ROKY & CLEMENTINE
HALL Right Track Now / BILLY WADE McKNIGHT Trouble’s Comin’ On / KATHY CLARKE My Summer Prayer / BILLY WADE McKNIGHT I Need Your Love / LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS Mini Skirt / DAVE ALLEN C.C. Rider / THE BUBBLE PUPPY Lonely / SONNY HALL Poor Planet Earth / TOM HARVEY So Ah In Ah Love / JOHNNY WILLIAMS Honey Child / FRANKIE & JOHNNY Sweet Thang / SONNY HALL Battle Of The Moon / STERLING DAMON My Last Letter / Roky Erikson Interview/ THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS May The Circle Remain Unbroken
Pioneering producer and Sun Records founder Samuel Cornelius Phillips was born in Florence, Alabama in 1923. Phillips grew up on a farm picking cotton alongside black labourers, and the experience of hearing the workers singing in the fields made a lasting impression on the young man. A family trip to Memphis enhanced his musical inclinations further still when the teenaged Sam snuck off to Beale Street - the heart of the city’s music scene - and “just fell totally in love” with what he saw and heard. A stint as a radio engineer and deejay at WLAY in Muscle Shoals during the 1940s provided the springboard to launching his own business, and in January 1950 Phillips opened the Memphis Recording Service at 706 Union Avenue, launching the Sun label in 1952.
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Phillips’ innovative “record anything, anywhere, anytime” approach drew enthusiastic amateurs and proficient musicians alike, defied racial boundaries and resulted in a label whose variety of styles embraced the region’s musical melting pot and came to define the “Sun sound”. As well as kick-starting the recording careers of Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, Phillips was the first to record Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King and of course, Elvis Presley. Jackie Brenston’s ‘Rocket 88’, widely regarded as the first rock’n’roll disc, was recorded by Phillips thus giving rise to studio’s claim as the “birthplace of rock’n’roll”. In melding black blues with predominantly white country music, his contribution to the evolution of Pop cannot be overstated, nor can the part he played in helping to break down racial and cultural barriers. Rebuffing offers from Columbia, Atlantic and Chess Records, in 1969 Sam Phillips sold the Sun catalogue to Shelby Singleton, whose acquisition was made possible by the success of Jeannie C. Riley’s ‘Harper Valley P.T.A.’, the debut release on his fledgling Plantation label. Perhaps Phillips recognised a kindred spirit in the former Mercury Records A&R man, an independent, entrepreneurial vision which would ensure his “baby” was in safe hands. Indeed, within six weeks of the contract ink drying, Jerry Lee Lewis was back in the Country Top 10 with ‘Invitation To Your Party’. Whilst the deal had called for new acts to be brought on board whilst the legend remained intact, it soon became clear that Sun in the 70s would never be able to compete with Sun in its 50s heyday. Times were fast changing and so was the music industry, almost beyond recognition. Even so, more than sixty years on, Sun still burns brightly as a beacon of the rock’n’roll era, with an allure which continues to enthral both contemporary musicians who come to record in its legendary studio, and collectors who pore over first generation 45s and live in hope of “lost” recordings being unearthed. The Complete Rock’n’Roll series showcases some of the best known and best loved of Sun’s rock’n’roll output. An ideal starting point from which to explore this iconic independent label and its many successes, each single artist package brings a different Sun alumni to the fore and, where available, includes bonus material in the shape of alternate takes, demos and lesser-heard versions, together with in-depth liner notes.
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JERRY LEE LEWIS
The Arkansas Wild Man
A Rockin’ Decade
Whole Lot Of Shakin’
SROLLCD808X Some of the wildest rock’n’roll ever made for the Sun label from the late 1950s. A true Rockabilly original, singer/guitarist Sonny Burgess remains one of Sun Records’ leading lights. One of handful of rockers to find a new audience in Europe in the 1970s and 80s and with a recording career spanning nearly 60 years (his most recent album, Live At Sun Studios, was released in 2012) this 25-track compilation brings together the best of Burgess’ mid-to-late-50s cuts for the label including fan favourites ‘We Wanna Boogie’ and ‘Red Headed Woman’. In between hosting a weekly radio show in Jonesboro, AK, the Arkansas wild man continues to tour. We Wanna Boogie / Red Headed Woman / The Prisoner’s Song / Restless / Ain’t Got A Thing / Daddy Blues / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane (All My Sins Are Taken Away) / Fannie Mae / One Broken Heart / Gone / Please Listen To Me (And Don’t Be That Way) / My Babe / Sweet Misery / Oh Mama! / Truckin’ Down The Avenue / What’ Cha Gonna Do / So Glad You’re Mine / One Night / My Little Town Baby / Mr. Blues / Find My Baby For Me / Tomorrow Night / Skinny Ginny / Mama Loochie / Sadie’s Back In Town
SROLLCD818X The best of the rocker’s 1970s recordings for Sun International. Born Thomas Paulsley LaBeff in Arkansas, Sleepy - so-called because of a lazy eye - has maintained a career as a Rockabilly and Country musician since the mid-1950s. At the age of eighteen he was performing Gospel music on the radio in Houston, TX, before recording in a rock’n’roll vein for Pappy Daily’s Starday imprint. In the mid-60s Sleepy relocated to Nashville where he developed a solid Country style and registered several hits including ‘Every Day’ for Columbia and 'Blackland Farmer' (US No.67) for Shelby Singleton’s Plantation label. Although his popularity waned at home, Sleepy enjoyed a career filip in Europe via his association with the Sun label during the 70s. He has continued to record throughout and in April 2013 a documentary/concert DVD/CD Sleepy Rides Again was released on Earwave Records. Too Much Monkey Business / Blackland Farmer / Boom, Boom, Boom / Honey Hush / Stormy Monday Blues / Good Rocking Boogie / Roll Over, Beethoven / You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover / Matchbox / What Am I Living For / Baby Let’s Play House / Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Rock ‘n’ Roll Ruby / Big Boss Man / Boogie Woogie Country Girl / Mystery Train / Honky-Tonk Hardwood Floor / Tore Up / Flying Saucers Rock’n’Roll / Red Hot / Honky-Tonk Man / Jack And Jill Boogie / Shotgun Boogie / Go Ahead On Baby / Milk Cow Blues / Shame, Shame, Shame
SROLLCD804X Now well into his seventh decade as a performer, singer/ songwriter and piano pumpin’ force of nature, Jerry Lee Lewis aka The Ferriday Fireball richly deserves his living legend status. A true originator from the get-go, Lewis enjoyed massive international success with a slew of Sun singles which marked him out as a serious contender to Presley’s crown and duly ensured his place in the pantheon of 20th century music’s greats. After his private life derailed his career in 1958, he rose phoenix-like from the ashes, reinventing himself as a Country artist racking up no less than 44 Top 20 C&W hits over a period spanning more than twenty years. This compilation draws together 30 killer Sun cuts which - like Jerry himself - would change the face of Rock’n’Roll and Country music forever. Whole Lot Of Shakin’ Going On / Great Balls Of Fire / Breathless / High School Confidential / Lovin’ Up A Storm / Lewis Boogie / Big Blon’ Baby / End Of The Road / Crazy Arms / Don’t Be Cruel / You Win Again / Down The Line / Matchbox / Goodnight Irene / I’m Feeling Sorry / I Know What It Means / It Hurts Me So / Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / I’ll Make It All Up To You / It’ll Be me / Turn Around / Mean Woman Blues / Ubangi Stomp / It All Depends (On Who Will Buy The Wine) / Wild One (Real Wild Child) / Milk Shake Mademoiselle / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / Hello, Hello, Baby / Little Queenie / What’d I Say
Rock & Roll “128 tracks... taking in ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On’ and ‘Great Balls of Fire’, this 4CD set shows time and again that no white boy ever rocked or rolled with more predatory abandon than ol’ Jerry Lee.”
JERRY LEE LEWIS
Sun Essentials [4CD] SNAJ 737 CD
A 4CD set from the Rock’n’Roll legend in a deluxe clam box. One of the few serious contenders to Elvis’ title of the King of Rock’n’Roll, Jerry Lee Lewis made some of his finest recordings during his early years with Sun Records. Whilst there he recorded prolifically, encompassing the diverse musical styles - among them country, gospel, blues, hillbilly and R&B - which he had grown up listening to. This deluxe 4-CD set presents the cream of Lewis’ peerless recordings made for Sun Records between 1956 and 1963 when he was at his creative peak. These 128 cuts from ‘The Killer’ changed the face of both Rock’n’Roll and country music. Discs One and Two feature a selection of scorching Rock’n’Roll sides contrasted with country classics, whilst Disc Three concentrates on Lewis’ country side and includes, both rockers and ballads. The final disc comprises R&B standards and a pot pourri of other musical styles. The 36-page, illustrated booklet contains a detailed biography of Lewis’ career to date along with an illuminating track-by-track commentary from compiler Clive Anderson.
Rock & Roll Disc One: Rockin’ Rollin’ Country Boy Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On / Great Balls Of Fire / High School Confidential / Be Bop A Lula / Good Golly Miss Molly [Alt. Take] / Down The Line / Lovin’ Up A Storm / Wild One / Ooby Dooby / End Of The Road / Pumping Piano Rock / All Night Long / Let The Good Times Roll / Put Me Down / Don’t Be Cruel / I’m Feeling Sorry / Home / The Wild Side Of Life / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / I Love You Because / Born To Lose / I’m Throwing Rice (At The Girl I Love) / Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Lovesick Blues / Crazy Heart / You Win Again / Cold, Cold Heart / I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) / Your Cheatin’ Heart / Settin’ The Woods On Fire [Undubbed Version] / Long Gone Lonesome Blues / (Walk That) Lonesome Valley [with Elvis Presley] Disc Two: The Country Boy Rocks On Big Blon’ Baby / Rock’n’Roll Ruby / Pink Pedal Pushers / Breathless / I’m Sorry, I’m Not Sorry / Ubangi Stomp / Friday Night / It’ll Be Me / Milkshake Mademoiselle / Baby, Baby, Bye, Bye / Break Up / Just Who Is To Blame / Charming Billy (Billy Boy) / It Won’t Happen With Me / Bonnie B / Livin’ Lovin’ Wreck / Your Lovin’ Ways / Crazy Arms / I’ll Make It All Up To You [Alt. Take] / Let’s Talk About Us / It Hurt Me So / As Long As I Live / How’s My Ex Treating You? / I Can’t Seem To Say Goodbye / Shame On You / I’ll Sail My Ship Alone / Someday (You’ll Want Me To Want You) / Set My Mind At Ease / Seasons Of My Heart / It All Depends (On Who Will Buy The Wine) / Slippin’ Around / Night Train To Memphis
Disc Three: Hillbilly Blues Big Legged Woman / Rockin’ With Red / Sixty Minute Man / So Long, I’m Gone / I’ve Been Twistin’ / Teenage Letter / Mean Woman Blues / Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee / Keep Your Hands Off It (Birthday Cake) / Money / Sick And Tired / Hound Dog / Cool, Cool Ways (Sexy Ways) / Hello, Hello Baby / I Know What It Means / It’ll Be Me [L.P. Version] / Hillbilly Music / Turn Around / Love’s Made A Fool Of Me / I Forgot To Remember To Forget / Fools Like Me / I Can’t Trust Me / I’m The Guilty One / Memory Of You / Don’t Drop It / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / Crawdad Song / Crazy Arms [Remake] / Ramblin’ Rose / Rockin’ The Boat Of Love / Whole Lotta Twistin’ Goin’ On
Disc Four: Something Old, Something Blue What’d I Say / Honey Hush / Tomorrow Night / Carryin’ On (Sexy Ways) / Good Rockin’ Tonight / Come What May / Hello, Josephine / Little Queenie / Johnny B. Goode / Hang Up My Rock’n’Roll Shoes / Sweet Little Sixteen / Matchbox [Alt. Take] / C.C. Rider / Lewis Boogie / The Ballad Of Billy Joe / My Pretty Quadroon / Hong Kong Blues (Down In Old Hong Kong) / That Lucky Old Sun / Goodnight Irene [Undubbed] / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / The Great Speckled Bird / John Henry / Frankie And Johnny / You’re The Only Star In My Blue Heaven / Waiting For A Train (All Around The Watertank) / Old Pal Of Yesterday / Mexicali Rose [Slow Version] / Deep Elem Blues / You Are My Sunshine The Marines’ Hymn (from The Halls Of Montezuma) / That’s My Desire / Just A Little Talk With Jesus [With Elvis Presley] / Carry Me Back To Old Virginia
Rock & Roll
Boppin’ Blue Suede Shoes
Getting Better All The Time
SROLLCD817X The very best Sun recordings from an often overlooked talent. Elvis aside, at just sixteen years-old, Carl Mann was arguably Sun Records’ first teen idol as rock’n’roll began to give way to saccharin pop. Introduced to owner Sam Phillips by Carl Perkins’ drummer W.S. Holland, Mann debuted with a rocked-up rendition of the Nat Cole hit ‘Mona Lisa’ for Sun’s Phillips International subsidiary which duly peaked at US Pop No.25 / US R&B No.24. The follow-up, ‘Pretend’, fared less well and shortly thereafter Mann retired from showbiz. In the mid-70s he returned in a Country vein, recording for ABC and Dot. Signing to the Dutchowned Rockhouse label in 1977, Mann toured Europe periodically before returning to his family-run lumber business. Coaxed out of retirement in 2005, Mann has continued to perform and record, notably alongside fellow Sun veterans Rayburn Anthony and W.S. Holland on the 2008 album Rockabilly Highway. Mona Lisa (alternate) / Foolish One / Rockin’ Love (alternate) / Pretend / Some Enchanted Evening / I Can’t Forget You (undubbed) / Look At That Moon / Take These Chains From My Heart / Too Young / South Of The Border (alternate) / Kansas City / The Wayward Wind / Ain’t Got No Home / Blueberry Hill / I’ll Always Love You, Darling / Baby, I Don’t Care, I Don’t Care / Ubangi Stomp / I’m Comin’ Home / Born To Be Bad (undubbed) / Ain’t You Got No Lovin’ For Me / Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes / When I Grow Too Old To Dream / Mountain Dew / If I Could Change You (no chorus) / Even Tho’ / Because Of You / Long Black Veil
SROLLCD 805X It’s hard to underestimate the effect that Grammy Awardwinning singer/songwriter Carl Perkins’ had on the course of popular music. The recordings he made for Sun Records during the 1950s helped define the Rock’n’Roll era, as well as establishing Sun as its creative powerhouse. His songs were subsequently covered by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Johnny Cash and Jimi Hendrix. The “King of Rockabilly”, Perkins was inducted in to the Rock And Roll, Rockabilly and the Nashville Songswriter Halls of Fame. This set presents 25 of his very best Sun recordings including tracks unreleased at the time. Movie Magg; Let The Jukebox Keep On Playing / Sure To Fall / Honey Don’t / Blue Suede Shoes / Boppin’ The Blues / Dixie Fried / Put Your Cat Clothes On / Right String, Wrong Yo-Yo / Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby / That Don’t Move Me / Caldonia / Sweethearts Or Strangers / I’m Sorry, I’m Not Sorry / Matchbox / Roll Over Beethoven / That’s Right / Forever Yours / Your True Love / Y.O.U. / Pink Pedal Pushers / I Care / Lend Me Your Comb / Look At That Moon / Glad All Over
SROLLCD816X 27 Classic cuts by the first lady of Sun rock’n’roll. Unique among the female artists who recorded for Sun in that she was given a contract, husky-voiced Barbara Pittman began her career performing with a local Memphis band before touring with Western star Lash Larue. Returning to Memphis, she worked as a demo singer, coming to the attention of songwriter Stan Kesler who hoped Pittman’s high school friendship with Elvis Presley might help him place the copyright. Her rendition of ‘Playing For Keeps’ led to the star recording the song and brought the singer to Sam Phillips’ attention (Sun had previously turned down the pre-teen Pittman). Ranging from slushy teen pop to bluesy ballads, her Sun singles were commercially unsuccessful and it was only in the 70s that rockin’ cuts such as ‘I Need A Man’ and ‘Getting Better All The Time’ began to garner interest among revivalists, prompting a reevaluation of her work and several reissues. Pittman continued to record for Phillips and tour on Sun packages before quitting the label for West Coast-based Del-Fi, and later sang on the soundtracks to the mid-60s motorcycle flick Wild Wheels (1966) and Wild Wheels (1969). I Need A Man; No Matter Who’s To Blame / Sentimental Fool (1) / Voice Of A Fool; Two Young Fools In Love / I’m Getting Better All The Time / Take My Sympathy (1) / Cold, Cold, Heart / Everlasting Love / Eleventh Commandment / Handsome Man / Just One Day / Love Is A Stranger (with the Sunrays) / The Lonely Hours (with the Sunrays) / Sentimental Fool (2) / Cold, Cold, Heart (1) / Everlasting Love (1) / No Matter Who’s To Blame (1) / I’m Getting Better All The Time (1) / Take My Sympathy (Demo) / Two Young Fools In Love (Demo) / I’m Getting Better All The Time (Demo) / No Matter Who’s To Blame (2) / I’m Getting Better All The Time (2) / Sentimental Fool (3) / I Forgot To Remember To Forget / I’m Getting Better All The Time
Rock & Roll “There’ll always be a place in my collection for the Sun-period recordings of Gene Simmons.” NOW DIG THIS
“One of the finest rockabilly artists to record at Sun. His artistic achievement is as golden as Elvis.” RECORD COLLECTOR
BILLY LEE RILEY
I Done Told You
SROLLCD806X 26 tracks from one of Sun Rockabilly’s most distinctive and influential proponents. Includes the classics ‘Flyin’ Saucers Rock’n’Roll’, ‘Red Hot’, ‘Pearly Lee’ and more. Lauded by Bob Dylan and feted for his wild stage act, multi-instrumentalist songwriter Billy Riley and his band The Little Green Men - essentially the Sun studio house band comprising Roland Janes, J.M. van Eaton, Marvin Pepper, Jimmy Wilson and later Martin Willis - were responsible for some of the label’s defining Rockabilly recordings and yet, despite his Presley-ish good looks, hit record production and session work, Riley was to spend most of his six decades-spanning career in relative obscurity. Featuring a young Jerry Lee Lewis on piano, ‘Flyin’ Saucers Rock’n’Roll’ was Riley’s first Sun cut of note (later garnering a cover by Link Wray) but it was the follow-up, ‘Red Hot’, which showed all the signs of breaking nationally with advance orders of 10,000 copies. Instead of getting behind the disc, Sam Phillips directed his marketing budget at Lewis’ solo debut release ‘Great Balls Of Fire’. Consequently, ‘Red Hot’ stalled and Riley suffered the same fate as labelmates Sonny Burgess and Warren Smith with chart success proving frustratingly elusive. Riley relocated to Los Angeles in the early 60s where worked steadily as a session musician contributing guitar and bluesy harmonica to a number of hit recordings. Rediscovered by European fans in the 1970s, the Grammy-nominated Riley was still performing in the years immediately prior to his death in 2009. Although largely overlooked at the time, these recordings - many now regarded as classics - serve as a timely reminder of Riley’s status as a true rock’n’roll pioneer. Flyin’ Saucers Rock ‘n’ Roll / Red Hot / Rock With Me Baby / Pearly Lee / Down By The Riverside / I Want You Baby / Trouble Bound / Wouldn’t You Know / Baby, Please Don’t Go / That’s Right; Searchin’ / College Man / Dance With Me, Honey / Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash / Swanee River Rock / Betty And Dupree / Got The Water Boiling / No Name Girl / Come Back Baby / Let’s Talk About Us / Folsom Prison Blues / Sweet William / Saturday Night Fish Fry / Dark Muddy Bottom / When A Man Gets The Blues / Billy’s Blues (Instrumental)
SROLLCD834X Not to be confused with the Spandex-clad bass player from Kiss or the late British actress, Tupelo-born Gene Simmons was responsible for some of the best Rockabilly cuts never to emerge on the Sun label! A gifted tunesmith, Simmons’ self-penned gems such as ‘Juicy Fruit’ and ‘Crazy Woman’ languished unissued for years. Furthermore his only Sun release, ‘Drinkin’ Wine’ b/w ‘I Done Told You’, was held back by label boss Sam Phillips for eighteen months, by which point the Rockabilly craze had peaked nixing his chances of a hit. Chart success would eventually come on Hi Records with the 1964 Hallowe’en novelty hit ‘Haunted House’ and thanks to the 70s Rockabilly revival, he enjoyed renewed acclaim among Sun aficionados in Europe and the US. Covering the period 1955-58, this collection gathers together all of Simmons’ Sun recordings including alternate takes and unreleased masters. Drinkin’ Wine / I Done Told You / Blues At Midnight [alt.1] / Down On The Border / Mom And Pop [alt.2] / Juicy Fruit [alt.2] / You Can’t Break The Chains Of Love / Gene’s Jumpin’ Jive / Shake Rattle And Roll / If I’m Not Wanted / Peroxide Blonde And A Hopped Up Model Ford / Crazy Woman [alt.1] / I Don’t Love You Baby / Money, Money, Money [alt.3] / I Done Told You [alt.1] / Drinkin’ Wine [alt.2] / Mom And Pop [alt.1] / Down On The Border [alt.1] / Blues At Midnight [alt.2] / Juicy Fruit [alt.1] / Crazy Woman [alt.2] / Money, Money, Money [alt.2] / I Done Told You [false start alt.2] / Juicy Fruit [alt.3] / Money, Money, Money [alt.1] / If I’m Not Wanted / Drinkin’ Scotch
Rock & Roll
“Probably the best pure singer for country music I’ve ever heard.”
“...a glorious mixture of country swing and rockabilly.”
NOW DIG THIS
The million-selling singer’s complete Sun recordings plus later cuts for Vee-Jay.
The best of his Sun recordings including the hugely influential ‘Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache’.
Influenced by Country stars Eddy Arnold, Gene Autry and Faron Young, Kentucky-born Ray Smith grew up performing cowboy songs before landing his own show on Paducah’s WPSD-TV. Spotted by Onie Wheeler’s manager Charlie Terrell, Smith duly came to the attention of Sam Phillips who was so impressed with what he heard, he signed the singer to Sun without meeting him beforehand - a first for the Sun founder.
Despite scoring a regional No.1 with his first Sun release in 1956, Warren Smith was one of several Sun artists whose careers suffered when Sam Phillips focused his attention on the then up-and-coming Jerry Lee Lewis. Indeed, Smith’s version of ‘Rock’n’Roll Ruby’, penned by labelmate Johnny Cash, went on to outsell the debut releases of Elvis Presley, Cash and Carl Perkins.
At Sun Smith debuted the Charlie Rich song ‘Break Up’ (later recorded by labelmates Jerry Lee Lewis and Rich himself) one of a slew of tidy rockers (‘You Made A Hit’, ‘Shake Around’, ‘Right Behind You Baby’), most of which featured the stinging guitar of session-player Stanley Walker.It wasn’t until Smith quit Sun for Judd Phillips’ new label that he registered his first national hit with the million-selling, pop-friendly ‘Rockin’ Little Angel’. This compilation features Smith’s five Sun 45rpms together with material unreleased at the time, plus his lone single for Chicago’s Vee-Jay ‘Robbin’ The Cradle’ b/w ‘Rockin’ Robin’ Break Up / Why, Why, Why / Willing And Ready / So Young / Right Behind You Baby / You Made A Hit / Shake Around / Rockin’ Bandit [dubbed version] / Sail Away / Forever Yours / I Won’t Miss You (’Til You Go) / Travelin’ Salesman / Candy Doll / Hey, Boss Man / Life Is A Flower / Little Girl / I Wanna Be Free / Two Pennies And A String / The Girl Was Meant For Me / Rockin’ Bandit [undubbed version] / Why, Why, Why [alternate] / Rockin’ Robin / Robbin’ The Cradle
Although he continued to record some top notch Rockabilly, including the unreleased gem ‘Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache’, Smith delivered his final Sun cut ‘Sweet, Sweet Girl’ in late 1958, deemed ultra-commercial by Billboard. In 1959 Smith signed to Liberty Records where he enjoyed a sustained run of Top 50 Country singles into the mid-60s. This compilation shines a light on an artist whose talent was manifest from the start but for whom commercial success would prove to be a slow burn. Rock’n’Roll Ruby / I’d Rather Be Safe Than Sorry / Black Jack David / Ubangi Stomp / Tell Me Who / Tonight Will Be The Last Night / The Darkest Cloud / So Long, I’m Gone / Who Took My Baby / Miss Froggie / Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache / Stop The World / Got Love If You Want It / I Fell In Love / Dear John [studio talk & master] / Hank Snow Medley / Do I Love You / Uranium Rock / Goodbye Mr. Love / Sweet Sweet Girl [studio talk & master] / I Couldn’t Take The Chance / I Like Your Kind Of Love / Uranium Rock [alt] / Goodbye Mr Love [alt] / Stop The World [alt] / Rock’n’Roll Ruby [alt] / So Long, I’m Gone [alt] / Old Lonesome Feeling [incomplete] / My Hanging Day / Sweet Sweet Girl [alt]
MALCOLM YELVINGTON Rockin’ With My Baby SROLLCD833X Covering the period 1954-57, this collection gathers together all of Yelvington’s Sun recordings including alternate takes, unreleased masters and home demos. Although he only saw two singles released on Sun, Malcolm Yelvington nonetheless made his mark at Sam Phillips’ label. In many ways his sound and that of his band the Starlight Wranglers presaged Rockabilly with its catchy beat and downhome lyrics, providing a bridge between old time Country music and Rock’n’Roll - one that Phillips was quick to pick up on. Drawing upon Hillbilly Blues and Western Swing, their infectious, good time energy ensured the boys were in demand around the Memphis area. A big man with a big heart, Malcolm Yelvington was rediscovered in later years when he performed in Europe at the height of the Rockabilly revival in the 1980s and 90s. Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee / Just Rolling Along / Yakety Yak [alt. 2] / I’ve Got The Blues (Blues In The Bottom Of My Shoes) [alt. 2] / Gonna Have Myself A Ball / Rockin’ With My Baby / It’s Me, Baby / First And Last Love / Mr. Blues [alt. 1] / I Ask You To Stay [alt. 1] / Trumpet [alt. 3] / Goodbye Marie [alt. 2] / Goin’ To The Sea / Let The Moon Say Goodbye / Yakety Yak [alt. 1] / I’ve Got The Blues (Blues In The Bottom Of My Shoes) [alt. 1] / Rockin’ With My Baby [alt. 1] / It’s Me, Baby [alt. 1] / Mr. Blues [alt. 2] / I Ask You To Stay [alt. 2] / Trumpet [alt. 1] / Goodbye Marie [alt. 1] / Rockin’ With My Baby [alt. 2] / Trumpet [alt. 2] / Rockin’ With My Baby [home demo] / It’s Me, Baby [home demo]
Rock & Roll “All told this is an excellent package...” UK ROCK
“High-octane, hillbilly party!”
DING DONG VOLUME 1
DING DONG VOLUME 2
Rabbit Action & Rock-A-Billy Blues [2CD]
Rock Bop Boogie & Rock And Roll Pills [2CD]
SNAD 559 CD
SNAD 560 CD
The first in a series of titles from the much loved Ding Dong Sun Rock’n’Roll collections which had never previously been available on CD. Staying faithful to the wild original packaging each mid-price package contains two original albums on two discs. The first volume features the Rabbit Action and Rock-A-Billy Blues albums and includes tracks from Carl Perkins, Junior Thompson, Gene Simmons, Jack Earls and Luke McDaniel.
The second release in a series of key titles from the much loved Ding Dong Sun Rock’n’Roll collections which had never previously been available on CD. Staying faithful to the wild original packaging each mid-price package contains two original albums on two discs. Volume Two features the Rock Bop Boogie and Rock & Roll Pills albums and includes tracks from Barbara Pittman, Carl Perkins, The Miller Sisters, Malcolm Yelvington and more.
Disc One: Rabbit Action CARL PERKINS Blue Suede Shoes / JUNIOR THOMPSON Rhythm Called Rock N Roll / CARL PERKINS Honey Don’t / JUNIOR THOMPSON Rabbit Action / CARL PERKINS Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby / JUNIOR THOMPSON How Come You Do Me / JUNIOR THOMPSON Rock Me Baby / CARL PERKINS Dixie Fried / Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby  / CARL PERKINS Put Your Cat Clothes On / CARL PERKINS You Can’t Make Love To Somebody  / CARL PERKINS Put Your Cat Clothes On  / CARL PERKINS That Don’t Move Me / CARL PERKINS Honey Don’t 
Disc One: Rock Bop Boogie SMOKEY JOE BAUGH Hula Bop / BARBARA PITMAN Sentimental Fool / THE MILLER SISTERS Ten Cats Downs / DEAN BEARD Rakin’ And Scrapin’  / HAROLD JENKINS I Need Your Lovin’ Kiss / DEAN BEARD When You’re Gone / SMOKEY JOE BAUGH She’s A Woman / SMOKEY JOE BAUGH Paul Revere / CARL PERKINS I’m Sorry I’m Not Sorry / MALCOLM YELVINGTON It’s Me Baby / MALCOLM YELVINGTON Rock & Roll With My Baby / SMOKEY JOE BAUGH The Signifying Monkey / SMOKEY JOE BAUGH Listen To Me Baby
Disc Two: Rock’A’Billy Blues GENE SIMMONS Blues At Midnight / JACK EARLS Hey Slim / CHARLIES FEATHERS Bottle To The Baby / GENE SIMMONS Drinkin’ Scotch / GENE SIMMONS Pop & Mama / CARL PERKINS You Can’t Make Love To Somebody / JACK EARLS Crawdad Hole / JACK EARLS You Can’t Keep Me From You / JACK EARLS A Fool For Lovin’ You / JACK EARLS Hey Jim / LUKE McDANIEL Uh Babe  / LUKE McDANIEL Uh Babe  / LUKE McDANIEL Go Ahead Baby  / JACK EARLS Slow Down / JACK EARLS Sign On The Dotted Line
Disc Two: Rock And Roll Pills WADE & DICK Wild Woman / MACY ‘SKIP’ SKIPPER Bop Pills / JIMMY WILLIAMS Fire Engine Red / JIMMY WILLIAMS Sonny Boy / MACY ‘SKIP’ SKIPPER Watch That Stuff / BARBARA PITTMAN Sentimental Fool  / CARL McVOY Tootsie / MACY ‘SKIP’ SKIPPER Slow Rock & Roll / JEAN CHAPEL I Won’t Be Rockin’ Tonight / THE KIRBY SISTERS Red Velvet / JEAN CHAPEL Welcome To The Club / MAGGIE SUE WIMBERLY Rock’n’Roll Cinnamon Tree / MAGGIE SUE WIMBERLY Call Me Anything But Call Me / BARBARA PITTMAN Voice Of A Fool
Rock & Roll “The friendly face-off between the King and the killer is still phenomenal. It’s like eavesdropping on the jam session of the Gods - Perkins’ guitarpicking is divine, while Elvis and Jerry Lee bust a lung trying to out-earnest one another on the mostly gospel repertoire. It’s like eavesdropping on a jam session of the Gods.” RECORD COLLECTOR
THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET 50th Anniversary Special Edition [2CD] SNAD 551 CD 2006 marked the 50th Anniversary of a one-off meeting of rock’n’roll giants at Sun Studios on December 4th 1956. Consequently the recordings made on that day by the so-called Million Dollar Quartet really do have legendary status. Carl Perkins was completing a recording session on which Jerry Lee Lewis had been playing piano when Elvis Presley dropped by to visit his old friends at Sun, where he had made his first seminal recordings a couple of years earlier. The scene was set for an extraordinary impromptu jam session which was fortunately recorded for posterity by Sam Phillips’ engineer Jack Clement. Supported by Carl Perkins’ band, Elvis, Carl and Jerry spontaneously run through a mixture of popular songs of the day, country favourites as well as the old country-gospel tunes which had so influenced the trio. Johnny Cash’s actual involvement in the surviving tracks has for many years been a matter of conjecture. Although his voice does not seem to appear on any of the surviving tracks, several reliable authorities, including Cash himself in his autobiography, have stated that he was definitely present and performed on several songs. The music we hear is a mixture of snippets of songs, passages of dialogue as well as several complete or near-complete songs. In one particularly fascinating segment, Elvis talks about and sings three of his own then-current releases, ‘Don’t Be Cruel’, ‘Paralysed’ and ‘That’s When Your Heartaches Begin’. Disc One of this special anniversary set includes all the performances by the Quartet which have been found to date. Although other songs are known to have been performed on the day, they have not been found and are now presumably lost forever.
Disc One: You Belong To My Heart / When God Dips His Love In My Heart / Just A Little Talk With Jesus / Walk That Lonesome Valley / I Shall Not Be Moved / (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) / Down By The Riverside / I’m In The Crowd But Oh So Alone / Farther Along / Blessed Jesus, Hold My Hand / As We Travel Along On The Jericho Road / I Just Can’t Make It By Myself / Little Cabin On The Hill / Summertime Has Passed And Gone / I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling / Sweetheart, You Done Me Wrong / Keeper Of The Key / Crazy Arms / Don’t Forbid Me / Brown Eyed Handsome Man / Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind / Brown Eyed Handsome Man / Don’t Be Cruel / Don't Be Cruel / Paralysed / Don’t Be Cruel / There’s No Place Like Home / When The Saints Go Marching In / Softly And Tenderly / Is It So Strange / That’s When Your Heartaches Begin / Reconsider Baby / Brown Eyed Handsome Man / Rip It Up / I’m Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye / Crazy Arms / That’s My Desire / At The End Of The Road / Jerry’s Boogie / You’re The Only Star In My Blue Heaven / Elvis Farewell Disc Two: ELVIS PRESLEY That’s All Right / CARL PERKINS Movie Magg / ELVIS PRESLET You’re A Heartbreaker / JOHNNY CASH My Treasure / ELVIS PRESLEY I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine / JOHNNY CASH You’re My Baby / ELVIS PRESLEY I’m Left, You’re Right, She’s Gone / JOHNNY CASH New Mexico / ELVIS PRESLEY I Forgot To Remember To Forget / JERRY LEE LEWIS That Lucky Old Sun / CARL PERKINS Turn Around / JERRY LEE LEWIS Dixie / CARL PERKINS Honky Tonk Gal / ELVIS PRESLEY Milkcow Blues Boogie / JOHNNY CASH Belshazar / JERRY LEE LEWIS Marines’ Hymn (Halls Of Montezema) / CARL PERKINS Sure To Fall / JOHNNY CASH Train Of Love / JERRY LEE LEWIS Will The Circle Be Unbroken / CARL PERKINS Keeper Of The Key / JOHNNY CASH I Was There When It Happened / JERRY LEE LEWIS Old Time Religion / CARL PERKINS Be Honest With Me / JERRY LEE LEWIS Silver Threads Among The Gold / ELVIS PRESLEY Mystery Train / CARL PERKINS Lonely Street / JOHNNY CASH Goodnight Irene / JERRY LEE LEWIS Great Speckled Bird / CARL PERKINS Forever Yours / JOHNNY CASH Leave That Junk Alone / JERRY LEE LEWIS Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / ELVIS PRESLEY Baby, Let’s Play House
THE COMPLETE MILLION DOLLAR SESSION SNAP 026 CD Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash’s legendary session at the Sun Studios. You Belong To My Heart / When God Dips His Love In My Heart / Just A Little Talk With Jesus / Walk That Lonesome Valley / I Shall Not Be Moved / (There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me) / Down By The Riverside / I’m In The Crowd But Oh So Alone / Farther Along / Blessed Jesus, Hold My Hand / As We Travel Along On The Jericho Road / I Just Can’t Make It By Myself / Little Cabin On The Hill / Summertime Has Passed And Gone / I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling / Sweetheart, You Done Me Wrong / Keeper Of The Key / Crazy Arms / Don’t Forbid Me / Brown Eyed Handsome Man / Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind / Brown Eyed Handsome Man / Don’t Be Cruel / Don’t Be Cruel / Paralysed / Don’t Be Cruel / There’s No Place Like Home / When The Saints Go Marching In / Softly And Tenderly / Is It So Strange / That’s When Your Heartaches Begin / Brown Eyed Handsome Man / Rip It Up / I’m Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye / Crazy Arms / That’s My Desire / At The End Of The Road / Jerry’s Boogie / You’re The Only Star In My Blue Heaven / Elvis Farewellk
Disc Two features eight especially chosen solo titles from each of the Quartet members.
Rock & Roll SUN ROCKABILLY MELTDOWN [3CD] SNAJ 743 CD
A 3CD set including 107 rockabilly classics from the vaults of Sun Records. Featuring Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and many more. Elvis Presley introduced the Rockabilly sound to the world with the seminal recordings he made in 1954 at Sun Records. These were to epitomise the famous Sun sound and set the scene for the Rock’n’Roll explosion that was just around the corner. This raw and exciting sound, a remarkable fusion of white country music and black R&B, quickly found an eager audience with the youth of the day. Rockabilly has endured the test of time and remains as popular as ever with listeners of all age groups. This 3CD box set comprises 107 rockabilly highlights from the hallowed vaults of Sun Records, acknowledged by fans as being home to the finest rockabilly sides ever recorded. As well as featuring Elvis Presley and such household names as Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Charlie Rich and Roy Orbison, the set also includes significant contributions from the label’s lesser lights, many of who were unfairly overlooked at the time. The set is strikingly-packaged in a compact hard box and includes a 28-page lavishly illustrated colour booklet.
Rock & Roll Disc One: ELVIS PRESLEY Mystery Train / JERRY LEE LEWIS Milkshake Mademoiselle / WARREN SMITH Dear John / SONNY BURGESS We Wanna Boogie [Alt.] / CARL PERKINS Pink Pedal Pushers [Alt.] / ONIE WHEELER Walkin’ Shoes [Alt.] / MALCOLM YELVINGTON Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee / HAYDEN THOMPSON Blues, Blues, Blues [Alt. - Take 2] / DICK PENNER Move, Baby, Move / TRACY PENDARVIS Southbound Line / CARL MANN Baby, I Don’t Care / CHARLIE RICH Yes, Ma’am / CARL PERKINS Everybody’s Tryin’ To Be My Baby [Alt.] / ROY ORBISON Domino [Undubbed] / RAY SMITH Break Up / BILLY LEE RILEY Pearly Lee [Undubbed] / JERRY LEE LEWIS Rockin’ With Red (She Knows How To Rock Me) / JACK EARLS Slow Down / SLIM RHODES Gonna Romp And Stomp / ROY HALL I Lost My Baby / HAYDEN THOMPSON One Broken Heart / MACK VICKERY Drive-In / TRACY PENDARVIS Please Be Mine (Come To Me) / RAY HARRIS Love Dumb Baby / JOHNNY CASH Folsom Prison Blues [Alt.] / JERRY LEE LEWIS Wild One (Real Wild Child) / CARL PERKINS I’m Sorry, I’m Not Sorry / JIMMY WILLIAMS Sonny Boy / DICKEY LEE (Dickey Lipscomb) Good Lovin’ / ALTON & JIMMY I Just Don’t Know / SMOKEY JOE BAUGH Hula Bop / CARL PERKINS Blue Suede Shoes [Alt. Take 3] / GLENN HONEYCUTT If It Wasn’t For Love / MISSISSIPPI SLIM Try Doin’ Right / JERRY LEE LEWIS I Don’t Love Nobody / JEAN CHAPEL Welcome To The Club
Disc Two: CARL PERKINS Her Love Rubbed Off / JACK EARLS Crawdad Hole [Take 3] / JERRY LEE LEWIS Mean Woman Blues / BILLY LEE RILEY I Want You Baby / TOMMY BLAKE You Better Believe It [Alt. #1] / HAROLD DORMAN To Be With You / JIMMY PRITCHETT That’s The Way I Feel / TRACY PENDARVIS Is It Me? / ERNIE BARTON Whirlpool / JERRY LEE LEWIS Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee / MICKEY GILLEY Thinkin’ Of Me / SONNY BURGESS Little Town Baby / WARREN SMITH Who Took My Baby? / CARL McVOY Little Girl / RAY SMITH Why, Why, Why [Alt.] / HAYDEN THOMPSON Fairlane Rock / DICK PENNER Don’t Need Your Lovin’ Baby [Alt. #1] / MALCOLM YELVINGTON Have Myself A Ball / LUKE McDANIEL Go Ahead, Baby / CARL PERKINS Put Your Cat Clothes On [Take 3] / JERRY ARNOLD Little Boy Blue / TRACY PENDARVIS Bop A Cha-Cha Baby / CARL MANN Pretend / JERRY LEE LEWIS Friday Night / KENNETH PARCHMAN Treat Me Right [Alt.] / JOHNNY CASH Two Timin’ Woman [Alt.] / KEN COOK & ROY ORBISON Crazy Baby [Take 2] / ELVIS PRESLEY Trying To Get To You / BARBARA PITTMAN Voice Of A Fool / GLENN HONEYCUTT On Mobile Bay / HOWARD CHANDLER Wampus Cat / CARL PERKINS Glad All Over / JERRY LEE LEWIS Lewis Boogie / GENE SIMMONS Shake, Rattle And Roll / BILLY LEE RILEY & THE LITTLE GREEN MEN Flying Saucer Rock’n’Roll / CHARLIE RICH Blue Suede Shoes
Disc Three: ELVIS PRESLEY Milkcow Blues Boogie / JERRY LEE LEWIS Cool, Cool Ways (Sexy Ways) / JIMMY WILLIAMS Fire Engine Red / CHARLIE RICH Lonely Weekends [Alt.] / TOMMY BLAKE I Dig You, Baby [Alt.] / EDWIN BRUCE Rock Boppin’ Baby [Alt.] / CLIFF GLEAVES Your Cheatin’ Heart / JOHNNY POWERS Waitin’ For You / TRACY PENDARVIS Hypnotized / SID WATSON (Hayden Thompson) Don’t You Worry / CURTIS HOBACK Apron Strings / CARL PERKINS Dixie Fried / RAY SMITH Willing And Ready / JESSE LEE TURNER Put Me Down / ERNIE BARTON She’s Gone Away / EDDIE BOND This Old Heart Of Mine / MALCOLM YELVINGTON Rockin’ With My Baby / HAYDEN THOMPSON Mama, Mama, Mama / JERRY LEE LEWIS Whole Lotta Twistin’ Goin’ On / JIMMY WAGES Miss Pearl / KEN COOK Problem Child / CARL MANN I Love You, I Adore You / ELVIS PRESLEY I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine / RAY HARRIS Come On Little Mama / SONNY BURGESS Truckin’ Down The Avenue / CARL PERKINS Caldonia / RAY SMITH I Want To Be Free / BILLY LEE RILEY (Come Back Baby) One More Time / CHARLIE FEATHERS Corrine, Corrina / ONIE WHEELER That’s All / DICK PENNER Cindy Lou / GENE SIMMONS I Done Told You / CARL McVOY A Woman’s Love (The Thrill Of Your Love) / JERRY LEE LEWIS Ooby Dooby / ROY ORBISON It’s Too Late
Rock & Roll CRAZY CAVAN & THE RHYTHM ROCKERS Rockin’ [5CD] CHARLY J 752 Five original albums by the legendary Welsh Rock’n’Rollers. Wholly synonymous with the 70s Rockabilly/Rock’n’Roll Revival, the mighty Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers remain active to this day, forty years on, enjoying pretty much the same legendary status as the first generation Rockers who originally inspired them - no mean feat considering they never quite managed the mainstream success of contemporaries such as Rocky Sharpe & The Replays or Darts. The band first took shape as Count Dracula & The Vampires an outfit formed by Cavan Grogan (vocals), Lyndon Needs (lead guitar) and Terry Walley (rhythm guitar) in 1964 in south Wales. Their ranks were swelled when Don Kinsella (bass) and Brian Thompson (piano) joined in 1968. The addition of drummer Mike Coffey in 1970 saw the group coalesce as Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers. Described as “the most dramatic band in the country” by Charly Records’ Joop Visser, in 1976 they signed to the label and released their first UK album Rockability. Whilst UK chart success eluded them, their records sold well in Europe, notably in Finland and Spain, where their fanbase remains strong. Leading the British vanguard at this Easter's Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly week-ender, Crazy Cavan’s rough-hewn rockin’ rhythm remains as popular overseas as it does at home. Packaged in an eye-catching box, this 69-track 5CD set presents five of the band’s original albums including the aforementioned Rockability, Our Own Way Of Rockin’ , Crazy Rhythm [first released in Holland in 1975; reissued on Charly in 1978], Live At The Rainbow  and Mr Cool aka Still Crazy  in miniaturised sleeves replicating the original LP artwork, together with a memorabilia-laden 20-page booklet and informative essay by Rock’n’Roll authority Stuart Colman.
Disc Two: Rockability Get Yourself A Band / Stompin’ Shoes / Sweet Baby Jean / Knock Knock / Waiting For My Baby / Feelin’ Blue / That’s What Made Me Cry / Hey Pretty Baby / Sweet Little Pretty Thing / Delores / Nobody Else Like You / Gonna Leave This Town / Get Yourself A Band (Reprise)
Disc One: Crazy Rhythm She’s The One To Blame / Teddy Boy Rock’n’Roll / Sadie / Bop Little Baby / Cross My Heart / Caroline / Wildest Cat In Town / Got A Date With Sally / Fancy Nancy / Rockabilly Star / Why Can’t We Be / Rita / Hard Rock Cafe / Crazy Boogie / Marilyn / Going Down The Road / Teddy Boy Boogie / Crazy Rhythm
Disc Three: Our Own Way Of Rockin’ Boppin’ ’n’ Shakin’ / Whatcha Gonna Do When The Creek Runs Dry / Ol’ Black Joe / My Own Way Of Rockin’ / Drinkin’ Wine / That’s My House / My Little Sister’s Gotta Motorbike / Why Don't Somebody / Tennessee Border / Teddy Jive / Gotta Be My Baby / Monkey And The Baboon / Gonna Rock, Gonna Roll, Gonna Boogie / Saturday Nite
Disc Four: Live At The Rainbow She’s The One To Blame / Okie Boogie / Teddy Boy Rock’n’Roll / Stompin’ Shoes / Ollie Vee / Bop Pretty Baby / Tongue Tied Jill / Teddy Boy Boogie / Old Black Joe / My Little Sister’s Gotta Motorbike / Real Gone Lover Disc Five: Mr Cool Rockabilly Rules OK / Mister Cool / Bonnie / Flip Flop ’n’ Fly / Blues Stay Away From Me / The New Politician / Trouble Trouble / I Hear You Knockin’ Well I'll Keep Rockin’ / Red Sails In The Sunset / Pins ’n’ Needles / Flight To The USA / Both Wheels Left The Ground
Rock & Roll
Live At Picketts Lock
Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers Teddy Boy Boogie [2CD]
CHARLY L 147 Recorded live at the height of the 70s Rock’n’Roll revival, this 2LP set captures Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers at their rockin’est best. On 15th May 1976, more than 5000 Rock’n’Roll fans converged on London from all corners of the British Isles to march in protest at the dearth of Rock’n’Roll on the radio. That summer the protest bore fruit when club deejays Stuart Colman and Geoff Barker took to the airwaves with their weekly It’s Rock’n’Roll show on BBC Radio 1. The day’s events culminated in a celebratory concert at the Picketts Lock sports centre in Edmonton with Crazy Cavan headlining. Recorded at the height of the Rock’n’Roll revival, the atmospheric Live At Picketts Lock captures the excitement of Cavan & co. on stage and showcases many of the songs which have since become the bedrock of their live gigs. Produced by the legendary John Schroeder and originally released in France on two 10” albums in 1983, this double vinyl set replicates the original 10” format and comprises both volumes in a photo-laden gatefold sleeve. Side 1: Wildest Cat In Town / Teddy Boy Rock’n’Roll / Got A Date With Sally / Sadie / Long Tall Sally / Blue Suede Shoes Side 2: My Little Teddy Girl / Nobody Else Like You / Tongue-Tied Jill / Old Black Joe / Teddy Boy Blues / Bop, Pretty Baby Side 3: Caroline / Monkey And The Baboon / One Hand Loose / Big Blonde Baby / Whatcha Gonna Do When The Creek Runs Dry / Alabama Shake Side 4: Rockabilly Star / Hard Rock Cafe / Stompin’ Shoes / She’s The One To Blame / Saturday Nite / Real Gone Lover (aka Nervous Fella)
CHARLY 666 D Wholly synonymous with the 70s Rockabilly/ R’n’R Revival boom, the mighty Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers remain active to this day, enjoying pretty much the same legendary status as the first generation Rock’n’Rollers and Rockabillies who originally inspired them. This 2CD set comprises 36 of their best-loved tracks from their hugely popular debut album Crazy Rhythm released in 1975 up until 1979’s Still Crazy. Now approaching their sixth decade “on the road”, Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers remain the ultimate Teddy Boy Rock’n’Roll band.. Disc One: Crazy Rhythm / Hard Rock Café / Why Can’t We Be / Cross My Heart / Going Down The Road / Stompin’ Shoes / Knock Knock / Waitin’ For My Baby / That’s What Made Me Cry / Sweet Little Pretty Thing / Nobody Else Like You / Gonna Leave This Town / What’cha Gonna Do / Old Black Joe / Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee / That’s My House / Why Don’t Somebody / Saturday Night
SROLLCD819X A 30 track single CD showcasing the very best of the Welsh Rockabilly kings. Monkey & The Baboon / Crazy Boogie / Teddy Boy Boogie / Teddy Boy Rock’n’Roll / Teddy Jive / My Own Way Of Rockin’ / Wildest Cat In Town / Boppin’ And Shakin’ / Bop Pretty Baby / Hey, Pretty Baby / Delores / Bonnie / Caroline / Marilyn / Rita / Sadie / Fancy Nancy / Sweet Baby Jean / Got A Date With Sally / Tongue Tied Jill / Ollie Vee / She’s The One To Blame / My Little Sister’s Got A Motorbike / Both Wheels Left The Ground / Mister Cool / Knock, Knock / Rockabilly Rules, O.K. / Well, I’ll Keep Rockin’ / Rockabilly Star / Alabama Shake
Disc Two: My Own Way Of Rockin’ / Tennessee Border / Gonna Roll, Gonna Rock, Gonna Boogie) / She’s The One To Blame [live] / Oakie Boogie [live] / Teddy Boy Rock’n’Roll [live] / Bop Pretty Baby [live] / Teddy Boy Boogie [live] / My Little Sister’s Got A Motorbike [live] / Real Gone Lover [live] / Saturday Night [slow version] / Flip Flop’n’Fly / Blues Stay Away From Me / New Politician / Trouble, Trouble / I Hear You Knockin’ / Pins And Needles In My Heart / Flight To The USA
The 13th Floor Elevators Easter Everywhere
The 13th Floor Elevators Music Of The Spheres
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Feed the chocolate bunny some incense and peppermints in the Easter Everywhere cover image on a Gildan Heavyweight black shirt with full colour print.
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The 13th Floor Elevators The Psychedelic Sounds Of... Scare your own reflection with the Psychedelic Sounds Of cover image on a Gildan Heavyweight black shirt with full colour print. Available in sizes M, L & XL
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Dave Allen Color Blind______________________________________________ SNAX 619 CD
Art Ensemble Of Chicago A Jackson In... / A Message To... / Reese And...____ CHARLY 649 X
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The Golden Dawn Power Plant______________________________________ SNAM 950 CD 115 Gong Angel’s Egg___________________________________________________ SNAP 015 CD
Gong Camembert Electrique___________________________________________ SNAP 009 CD Gong Flying Teapot__________________________________________________ SNAP 025 CD
Johndavid Bartlett Falling Through The Universe________________________ SNAX 643 CD 114 Big Brother & The Holding Company Ball & Chain___________________ CHARLY 667 CD 84 James Brown The Christmas Album___________________________________ SNAP 303 CD 56
Bubble Puppy A Gathering Of Promises_________________________________ SNAM 953 CD 114
Sonny Burgess The Arkansas Wild Man________________________________ SROLLCD808X 122
Gong Magick Brother________________________________________________ SNAP 199 CD Gong Planet Gong - Live Floating Anarchy 1977____________________________ SNAP 101 CD
Gong The Very Best Of_______________________________________________ SNAP 250 CD Gong You_________________________________________________________ SNAP 148 CD
Jerry Butler The Singles_____________________________________________ CHARLY 668 X 27
John Lee Hooker I’m John Lee Hooker________________________________ SNAP 130 CD
Alvin Cash Windy City Workout________________________________________ CHARLY 646 X 28 Johnny Cash The Complete Sun Masters________________________________ SNAJ 741 CDX 18
Johnny Cash The Original Sun Sound Of... / All Aboard The Blue Train...________ SNAP 285 CD 19
Gene Chandler The Duke Of Earl - The Very Best Of The Vee-Jay Years________ SNAP 228 CD 29 Gene Chandler The Duke Of Earl (LP)__________________________________ CHARLY 119 L 29
Don Cherry Mu Parts 1 & 2 / Orient____________________________________ CHARLY 650 X 68
Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers Crazy Rhythm__________________ SROLLCD819X 133 Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers Live At Picketts Lock (2LP)________ CHARLY L 147 133 Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers Rockin’_______________________ CHARLY J 752 132
Crazy Cavan & The Rhythm Rockers Teddy Boy Boogie_______________ SNAD 666 CD 133
John Lee Hooker Travelin’__________________________________________ SNAP 145 CD
Lightnin’ Hopkins F ree Form Patterns_________________________________ CHARLY J 750 Free Form Patterns (LP)_____________________________ CHARLY 120 L
Lightnin’ Hopkins Lightnin’ Strikes___________________________________ SNAP 136 CD
Humble Pie Town And Country________________________________________ SNAP 290 CD
Leroy Hutson Lucky Fellow - The Very Best Of___________________________ SNAP 239 CD
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Gregory Isaacs Love Is Overdue______________________________________ SNAD 663 CD 81
Jefferson Airplane At The Golden Gate Park____________________________ SNAP 283 CD
Dillinger Cocaine___________________________________________________ SNAP 139 CD
Jefferson Airplane Flight Box_______________________________________ SNAJ 742 CD
Jefferson Airplane At The Family Dog Ballroom__________________________ SNAP 293 CD
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Jefferson Airplane Last Flight_______________________________________ SNAD 555 CD
Betty Everett It’s In His Kiss - The Very Best Of The Vee-Jay Years____________ SNAP 226 CD 31
Magma Trilogy_____________________________________________________ CHARLY 749 J 89 Magma Üdü Wüdü__________________________________________________ SNAP 160 CD
Bob Marley & The Wailers Trench Town Rock_________________________ SNAJ 745 CD
Carl Mann Rockin’ Mann_____________________________________________ SROLLCD817X 125 Curtis Mayfield Live In Europe_______________________________________ SNAP 301 CD 44
Curtis Mayfield Superfly [Special Edition]_______________________________ CHARLY X 670 45 Superfly [Special Edition] (LP)___________________________ CHARLY L 128
Curtis Mayfield Sweet Exorcist / Got To Find A Way_______________________ SNAP 278 CD 44 Curtis Mayfield There’s No Place Like America Today______________________ SNAP 244 CD
Curtis Mayfield We Come In Peace With A Message... / Take It To The Streets___ SNAP 295 CD 47
The Meters Here Comes The Meter Man - The Complete Josie Recordings_______ SNAX 627 CD 48 Here Comes The Meter Man - All The Josie Hits (LP)______________ CHARLY L 131
The Meters Look-Ka Py Py___________________________________________ CHARLY L 130 49 The Meters The Very Best Of_________________________________________ SNAP 002 CD 49
Aaron Neville Hercules - The Minit & Sansu Sessions 1960-1977_____________ SNAX 632 CD 50 Hercules - The Minit & Sansu Sessions 1960-1976 (LP)__________ CHARLY L 154
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The Nice Ars Longa Vita Brevis________________________________________ SNAP 164 CD
Carl Perkins Boppin’ Blue Suede Shoes_________________________________ SROLLCD805X 125 Barbara Pittman Getting Better All The Time____________________________ SROLLCD816X 125
Albert King King Albert & New Orleans Heat______________________________ SNAP 298 CD 9
Quicksilver Messenger Service Castles In The Sand___________________ SNAP 297 CD 91
Ernie K-Doe Here Come The Girls_____________________________________ SNAX 634 CD 38
Endle St. Cloud Thank You Very Much_________________________________ SNAX 609 CD 115
The Miller Sisters Got You On My Mind________________________________ SNAM 952 CD 19
The Dells It’s Not Unusual (LP)________________________________________ CHARLY 118 L 29
Doing Their Own Thing (LP)________________ CHARLY L 122
Magma Live_______________________________________________________ SNAP 008 CD 90
Curtis Mayfield Short Eyes / Do It All Night______________________________ SNAP 287 CD 44
John Lee Hooker The Cream________________________________________ SNAD 542 CD 5
Sammy Davis Jr. Where Is Love?_____________________________________ SNAD 545 CD 74
Soul Mine - The Greatest Hits (LP)____________________________ CHARLY L 155
Maceo & All The King’s Men Doing Their Own Thing____________________ SNAP 003 CD 42
Curtis Mayfield Soul Legacy_________________________________________ SNAJ 740 CD
Elmore James King Of The Slide Guitar_________________________________ SNAJ 722 CD
Lee Dorsey Soul Mine - The Greatest Hits & More__________________________ SNAX 628 CD
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Sleepy Labeef A Rockin’ Decade______________________________________ SROLLCD818X 122
Quicksilver Messenger Service At The Kabuki Theatre_________________ SNAD 556 CD 90
The Red Crayola The Parable Of Arable Land____________________________ SNAX 621 CD 118
Funkadelic The Best Of_____________________________________________ SNAP 001 CD 37
The Last Poets The Last Poets (LP)___________________________________ CHARLY L 145 39
The Last Poets The Very Best Of______________________________________ SNAP 255 CD 39
Jimmy Reed I’m Jimmy Reed_________________________________________ SNAX 630 CD 9
Jerry Lee Lewis Sun Essentials______________________________________ SNAJ 737 CD
Billy Lee Riley Red Hot_____________________________________________ SROLLCD806X 126
The Parable Of Arable Land____________________________ CHARLY L 142
Funkadelic The Electric Spanking Of War Babies__________________________ CHARLY X 676 33
The Last Poets This Is Madness / The Last Poets_________________________ SNAX 637 CD 39
The Red Krayola God Bless The Red Krayola...___________________________ SNAX 631 CD 119
Funkadelic Hardcore Jollies__________________________________________ CHARLY X 685 34
Bettye Lavette Nearer To You________________________________________ SNAX 640 CD 40
Jimmy Reed The Essential Boss Man___________________________________ SNAJ 728 CD
The Electric Spanking Of War Babies (LP)_______________________ CHARLY L 141
Hardcore Jollies (LP)______________________________________ CHARLY L 156
Funkadelic One Nation Under A Groove__________________________________ CHARLY X 671 One Nation Under A Groove (LP & Ep)__________________________ CHARLY L 132
Funkadelic Uncle Jam Wants You______________________________________ CHARLY X 683 Uncle Jam Wants You (LP)__________________________________ CHARLY L 164
Funkadelic Under A Groove___________________________________________ SNAJ 726 CD
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Jerry Lee Lewis Whole Lot Of Shakin’_________________________________ SROLLCD804X Lightnin’ Rod Hustlers Convention_____________________________________ CHARLY L 146 Lost & Found Everybody’s Here_______________________________________ SNAX 608 CD
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Jeannie C. Riley Harper Valley P.T.A. - The Plantation Years_________________ CHARLY 656 X 20
Gil Scott-Heron Winter In America____________________________________ SNAF833 CD
The Shangri-Las Leader Of The Pack (LP)______________________________ CHARLY L 123 The Shangri-Las Remember... Hits & Rarities From The Bad Girls Of 60S Pop___ SNAX 625 CD
Archie Shepp Blasé / Live At The Pan-African Festival______________________ SNAD 534 CD
Archie Shepp Live In Antibes________________________________________ CHARLY 651 X
Archie Shepp Yasmina, A Black Woman / Poem For Malcolm_________________ CHARLY 270 P
Gene Simmons I Done Told You______________________________________ SROLLCD834X Nina Simone Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club_________________ SNAP 216 CD
Nina Simone Live At Berkeley / Forever, Young, Gifted & Black________________ SNAP 300 CD
Nina Simone The Nina Simone Story___________________________________ SNAJ 738 CDX Nina Simone Sings Billie Holiday / The Gospel According To...________________ SNAP 288 CD
Small Faces Greatest Hits - The Immediate Years 1967-69__________________ CHARLY 654 X Greatest Hits - The Immediate Years 1967-69 (LP)_______________ CHARLY L 126
Small Faces Here Come The Nice______________________________________ CHARLY BX 170 Small Faces Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake [Picture Disc] (LP)____________________ CHARLY 114 L
Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake___________________________________ CHARLY 644 X
Small Faces Small Faces____________________________________________ CHARLY 642 X Small Faces (LP)________________________________________ CHARLY 104 L
Small Faces There Are But Four Small Faces_____________________________ CHARLY X 672 There Are But Four Small Faces (LP)_________________________ CHARLY 107 L
Huey ‘Piano’ Smith It Do Me Good____________________________________ CHARLY 647 X
Ray Smith Shake Around____________________________________________ SROLLCD815X Warren Smith Rockabilly Legend______________________________________ SROLLCD810X The Spaniels The Very Best Of________________________________________ SNAP 299 CD The Staple Singers Let’s Do It Again OST______________________________ SNAP 245 CD
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Townes Van Zandt For The Sake Of The Song / Our Mother The Mountain______ CHARLY X 674 22
Bobby Womack Across 110th Street (LP)_______________________________ CHARLY 105 L 54
Townes Van Zandt For The Sake Of The Song (LP)_______________________ CHARLY L 139 23 Townes Van Zandt Legend - The Very Best Of..._________________________ SNAD 557 CD 23 Townes Van Zandt Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas________________ CHARLY L 125 24
Townes Van Zandt Our Mother The Mountain (LP)________________________ CHARLY L 157 23 Townes Van Zandt Texas Troubadour_________________________________ SNAJ 729 CD
Townes Van Zandt Townes Van Zandt (LP)_____________________________ CHARLY L 124
The 13th Floor Elevators 7th Heaven: Music Of The Spheres______________ SNAM 951 CD 112 The 13th Floor Elevators The Albums Collection________________________ SNAJ 748 CD
The 13th Floor Elevators Bull Of The Woods___________________________ SNAX 618 CD
Bull Of The Woods (2LP)______________________ CHARLY 113 L
The 13th Floor Elevators Easter Everywhere___________________________ SNAX 617 CD
Easter Everywhere (3LP)______________________ CHARLY 112 L
The 13th Floor Elevators Going Up - The Very Best Of____________________ SNAP 211 CD
The 13th Floor Elevators Headstone - The Contact Sessions_______________ SNAX 615 CD
The 13th Floor Elevators Live Evolution Lost___________________________ CHARLY X 673 Live Evolution Lost (3LP)______________________ CHARLY L 136
The 13th Floor Elevators Music Of The Spheres (8LP & 10")_______________ IA-16
The 13th Floor Elevators The Psychedelic Sounds Of...___________________ SNAX 616 CD
The Psychedelic Sounds Of... (2LP)______________ CHARLY 111 L
Irma Thomas Soul Queen Of New Orleans_______________________________ SNAX 635 CD Allen Touissant Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky__________________________ SNAX 624 CD
Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (LP)_______________________ CHARLY L 148
The Trashmen Surfin’ Bird__________________________________________ SNAX 633 CD
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Across 110th Street__________________________________ SNAP 231 CD Across 110th Street 40th Anniversary Edition_______________ CHARLY 648 X
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Bobby Womack Check It Out - The Very Best Of__________________________ SNAP 217 CD
Bobby Womack Everything's Gonna Be Alright___________________________ CHARLY 655 X
The Yardbirds The Best Of__________________________________________ SNAP 209 CD 91
Alice In Wonderland And Other Rainy Day Girls_________________________ CHARLY 658 X 93 Boys Can Be Mean _______________________________________________ CHARLY 665 D 77
Chicago Hit Factory The Vee-Jay Story 1953-1966______________________ CHARLY 915 B 14, 15 Club Soul Volume 1 The Scene Club__________________________________ CHARLY 652 X 58 Club Soul Volume 2 The Twisted Wheel_______________________________ CHARLY 653 X 58 Club Soul Volume 3 The Catacombs__________________________________ CHARLY 659 X 59 Club Soul Volume 5 Wigan Casino Soul Club____________________________ CHARLY 661 X 59
The Complete Million Dollar Session______________________________ SNAP 026 CD 129 Curtom Funk_____________________________________________________ SNAP 805 CDX 60
The Yardbirds Five Live Yardbirds_____________________________________ SNAP 272 CD 91 The Yardbirds The Yardbirds Story____________________________________ SNAJ 736 CD
Malcolm Yelvington Rockin’ With My Baby_____________________________ SROLLCD833X 127
Immediate Records (T-Shirt)
International Artists (T-Shirt)
The 13th Floor Elevators E aster Everywhere (T-Shirt)
Music Of The Spheres (T-Shirt) The Psychedelic Sounds Of... (T-Shirt)
134 134 134 134 134
Ding Dong Volume 1 Rabbit Action & Rock-A-Billy Blues__________________ SNAD 559 CD 128 Ding Dong Volume 2 Rock Bop Boogie & Rock And Roll Pills_______________ SNAD 560 CD 128
Epitaph For A Legend ____________________________________________ SNAX 620 CD 119 The Fire & Fury Story_____________________________________________ SNAJ 730 CD
Go Girls The Birds From Red Bird_______________________________________ SNAP 268 CD 78
Have Yourself A Soulful Christmas________________________________ SNAP 807 CDX 56 Jazz On A Summer’s Day ( DVD & CD)________________________________ SDVD001
Dinah Washington Unforgettable - The Very Best Of______________________ SNAP 210 CD
Jazz On A Summer’s Day ( CD)_____________________________________ SNAP 191 CD
Jazzactuel_______________________________________________________ CHARLY 707 J Million Dollar Quartet 50th Anniversary Edition ________________________ SNAD 551 CD Move With The Groove Hardcore Chicago Soul________________________________
CHARLY 645 X
Mr Joe’s Jambalaya & Loaded Down With The Blues______________ SNAX 664 CD Never Ever Land__________________________________________________ SNAJ 735 CD
The Red Bird Story_______________________________________________ SNAX 626 CD
Sehorn’s Soul Farm_______________________________________________ SNAD 661 CD Southern Soul Shake!____________________________________________ SNAD 561 CD Sun Rockabilly Meltdown_________________________________________ SNAJ 743 CD
Truck Stop Sweethearts & C.B. Savages The Plantation Records Story___ CHARLY 657 X Up All Night! 56 Northern Soul Classics_________________________________ SNAX 638 CD Vee-Jay Records Presents The Blues_____________________________ SNAX 629 CD
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