(2016/ShuffleOne) 14 tracks (41:22) newest album of dancefloor smashes and drinkin´ songs to save a bad day - Highlight!***** (Bear Family Records) - Starkes neues Album von Jeff Woolsey und seinen Dancehall Kings. Ein etwas unspektakuläres Cover (Understatement), aber die Scheibe hat es in sich. Jede Menge schmissige Two Steppers für den gepflegten Feierabendschwof und natürlich geht es auch um Alkohol und gebrochene Herzen. Woolsey Rules!*****(Bear Family Records)
1-CD mit 12-seitigem Booklet, 22 Einzeltitel. Spieldauer ca. 66 Minuten. Michael ist einer der wenigen aktuellen Künstler bei Bear Family. In Texas geboren, beschreibt er ausnahmslos schöne Bilder des Lebens und der Liebe und singt sie mit rauher Stimme. Mit dieser Zusammenstellung würdigt er Texas, seinen Heimatstaat. Zu seinen Songs zählen The Greatest Texas Song, Dark Side Of The Dancefloor, Seminole County Jail, Rodeo Cool und Blue Water .
´´Evacuate The Dancefloor´´.. und macht euch bereit für ein galaktisches Hands Up Erlebniss.Kommt mit uns zurück in die Zukunft! FUTURE TRANCE HANDS UP CLASSICS nimmt euch mit, auf eine galaktische Zeitreise. Feier mit uns die größten Hands Up Classics aller Zeiten ...´´Everytime We Touch´´ bis zum ´´Moonlight Shadow´´.Von den Anfängen in den 90ern, über die erfolgreichen ´´Wonderful Days´´ Mitte 2000 bis in die Neuzeit - alle Classics der Pioniere und Stars der 140-BPM Dance-Music sind mit an Bord, auf der Reise in die Vergangenheit der Sägezahn-Leadsounds und poppigen Hooks. Für eine ordentliche Bassdusche sorgen Groove Coverage, Cascada, Ziggy X, Brooklyn Bounce, Jan Wayne, Scooter, DJs @ Work, Rocco, Bass-T und viele mehr.Nach den Rave Classics (2014) und den Festival Classics aus dem vergangenen Jahr heißt es im Sommer 2016 erneut:Return to the Classics! Nicht nur ´´Maria´´ mag es laut und so darf ´´Loud & Proud´´ gefeiert werden, bis die galaktische Zeitreise von Neuem beginnt.FUTURE TRANCE HANDS UP CLASSICS - anschnallen, zurücklehnen und ´´Welcome To The Club´´!
(Charly) 16 tracks ´What Foes Around, Turn Around´ runs on old maxim which still holds true. In music, as in all things to do with fashion, tastes go round in full circle. What was passe last year can well be this year´s in thing. We´ve seen *the return of the mini-skirt and now it´s the turn of 1960´s soul music to get a much deserved resurgence of popularity. Maybe it´s a sign that I´m getting old but — the explosion of rock ´n´ roll onto the scene around 1955 excepted — I can think of no other era or musical style which possessed quite the same measure of excitement and delightful discovery as did ´Sixties Soul. True, there have been many great records in the years since but I can´t imagine ever again feeling confident enough to place a standing order with my local record shop for every single release on not one but half-a-dozen labels, knowing that I´ll like every one of them! Sue, London American, Stateside, President, Jay Boy, Chess. Atlantic, Stax and Tamla Motown, were the much-sought-out UK labels amongst soul fans in those heady days. Now, two decades later, the music is ´coming back strong´ (to quote a Tony Clarke classic from the era) thanks initially to the efforts of such re-issue labels as Charly and, latterly, to the renewed chart status of oldies from the likes of Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye, thanks to the use of the songs in TV commercials. Clubs up and down the land are playing the classic songs to a whole new audience while the faithful minority (and it isn´t a small one) who have never deserted the music have taken the chance to stock up on fresh copies of their well-worn favourites. I´ve a strong conviction that both groups will find plenty to entertain them in this great album. Birdlegs And Pauline : The British version of the Sue label, run for Island Records by that colourful character, the late Guy Stevens, was *prized by ´60s soul music collectors for unearthing the real rarities from the American RUB scene. Many were great. some were abysmal, all were interesting. ´´Spring´´ was one of the most talked about UK Sue issues, and one of the most obscure in origin (indeed, it wasn´t until sitting down to pen this present sleevenote that I discovered they had an *album issued, on the Cuca label). From that LP´s sleevenote I´ve gleaned the following information! It was the idea of Chicago bluesman Shakey Jake to put the two together — Birdlegs (aka Sidney Banks) and Pauline (a good friend of Pearl Bailey). Cut originally for Cuca. the quirky ´Spring´ was picked up by Ewan Abner (later to be a Motown exec) for release nationally on Vee Jay. Bob And Ear : Men of many names, Bob and Earl first rocked the emergent British disco scene with the emminently danceable ´Harlem Shuffle´ back in 1963 but it wasn´t until re-release in 1969 that it cracked the UK top-ten. Bobby Relf also recorded as Bobby Garrett while his partner Earl Nelson also masqueraded on records — with some success — as Earl Cosby, Jackie Lee and Jay Dee. Just to further clarify things, the original Bob in the duo had been Bobby Byrd. otherwise known as Bobby Day, of ´Rockin´ Robin´ fame! * The original pairing had emerged from the Hollywood Flames. for whom Nelson sang lead on the 1957 hit ´´Buzz Buzz´´, and recorded for Class until 1959 when Relf replaced Byrd. ´Harlem Shuffle´ was originally released in the US by Marc, one of several LA based labels for which they recorded, usually under the aegis of producer Fred Smith and arranger Barry White (later to be a soul superstar) who devised a totally distinctive sound. With the Rolling Stones´ recent cover version having returned that group to its ´60s R&B roots, the time seems ripe for the original ´´Harlem Shuffle´´ to return to the nation´s dance-floors. Barbara Lewis : A product of the Ollie McLoughlin stable, which also included Deon Jackson and the Capitols, Barbara Lewis had an R&B chart-topper in 1963 with the superb ballad ´Hello Stranger´´, leased from McLoughlin´s Carla label by Atlantic, and quickly scored again with ´Baby I´m Yours´ and ´Make Me Your Baby´. Shades Of Blue: Of Shades of Blue I know nothing except that they were a white Detroit based act and that their ´Oh How Happy´ was written by Edwin Starr and was widely performed by British soul acts in the late ´60s. It was released in the UK on Sue. Brenton Wood: Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on July 26 1941, Los Angeles´ based Brenton Wood wasn´t a one-hit wonder, he was a two-hit wonder! It was Double Shot Records who
Over thirty years since their triumphant victory at the Eurovision Song Contest with ´Waterloo´ in 1974, ABBA´s unfailing popularity remains. From dancefloor classics like ´Dancing Queen´ and ´Mamma Mia´ to ballads like ´The Winner Takes It All´ ABBA´s musical legacy endures and their songs have been covered or sampled by many artists from U2 to Madonna. Fully illustrated throughout with unique photographs and rare memorabilia, ´´ABBA The Scrapbook´´ gives a complete history of one of the best-loved pop groups of all time: including their early days in Sweden; the relationships within the band; the excitement of Eurovision victory; the outrageous 1970s fashion and style of ABBA; ´´ABBA The Movie´´; the eventual break-up of the group; and the legacy of ABBA including the hugely successful ´´Mamma Mia!´´ stage musical and the forthcoming film. This visual biography charts the amazing story of how ABBA conquered the world!
(2017/Ace) 14 tracks - Slick West Coast uptempo soul music for dancers only. 12-inch vinyl LP. - You have to really search through the Doré catalogue to find the soul 45s, but when you do it is hugely rewarding. Its jewels have only been revealed to Northern Soul collectors over time and several are ridiculously scarce; Little Johnny Hamilton’s ‘Keep On Movin’’ and the Swans’ ‘Nitty Gritty City’ remain one-off disc discoveries. Guaranteed dancefloor classics abound, including Rita & the Tiaras’ ‘Gone With The Wind Is My Love’, Little Johnny Hamilton’s ‘Oh How I Love You’ and the Puffs’ ‘I Only Cry Once A Day Now’. - The Superbs’ ‘Wind In My Sails’ and Milton James’ mesmeric ‘My Lonely Feeling’ represent the funkier end of the Northern Soul sound, while tracks by Ray Marchand and the Shades Of Jade are subtle mid-tempo soul of the highest quality. Nearly all are rare, expensive and beautiful, while Kenard’s ‘What Did You Gain By That’ is highly imaginative, and the Fidels’ ‘I’m Givin’ You Notice Baby’ is just a classic 60s soul stomper.
DescriptionThis Little Black Book Of All-Time Hit Songs is a pint-sized collection of 72 of the most timeless and enduring tunes ever written, all presented in chord song book format including chord symbols, Guitar chord boxes and full lyrics. Included within this Little Black Book are some not-so-little hits that are universally known as some of the greatest songs ever, composed by some of the greatest artists to have graced the airwaves. Artists like Elvis Presley, Queen, Van Morrison, Marvin Gaye, Dusty Springfield, Stevie Wonder and The Rolling Stones are represented here, and the list truly does go on. Reading the contents is like looking back through time at the legends and geniuses of the musical world - those performers and bands who transcend genres and time periods to become immortal. If you´ve ever wanted to play songs like Bohemian Rhapsody (even though the list of chords takes up almost a page!), Go Your Own Way, Baby Love, as well as massive modern classics like I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor, Song 2 and Seven Nation Army then this Little Black Book of all-time hit Guitar chords is for you. With handy chord boxes, chord symbols and full lyrics, you can learn the songs exactly as these musicians have played them, and therefore nail each and every tune here. This All-Time Hit Songs book is perfect for a variety of players, with simpler songs that are stalwarts of a buskers´ repertoire as well as more challenging tunes for the advanced player. The old favourites rub shoulders with contemporary pop melodies making this Guitar chord song book perfect for musicians and audiences of all tastes. The Little Black Book Of All-Time Hit Songs packs the biggest songs into a brilliantly small size. Perfect for the home or on the move, Guitarists will love every one of these immortal hits.A Groovy Kind Of Love [Mindbenders, The] A Rainy Night In Georgia [Benton, Brook] ABC [Jackson Five] Alone Again, Naturally [O´Sullivan, Gilbert] Always On My Mind [Presley, Elvis] At Seventeen [Ian, Janis] Baby Love [Supremes, The] Baggy Trousers [Madness] Bohemian Rhapsody [Queen] Brass In Pocket [Pretenders, The] Can´t Take My Eyes Off You [Williams, Andy] Come Away With Me [Jones, Norah] Dance The Night Away [Mavericks, The] Daydream Believer [Monkees, The] December 1963 (Oh, What A Night) [Valli, Frankie] [Four Seasons, The] Do Right Woman, Do Right Man [Franklin, Aretha] Do You Really Want To Hurt Me [Culture Club] Down Under [Men At Work] Dream A Little Dream Of Me [Mama Cass] Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me) [Train] Everybody Wants To Rule The World [Tears For Fears] Fire [Kasabian] Go Your Own Way [Fleetwood Mac] Have I Told You Lately [Van Morrison] Help Me Make It Through The Night [Kristofferson, Kris] Holding Back The Years [Simply Red] How To Save A Life [Fray, The] I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor [Arctic Monkeys] I Don’t Wanna Dance [Grant, Eddy] I Heard It Through The Grapevine [Gaye, Marvin] I Saw The Light [Rundgren, Todd] I’m Not In Love [10cc] It Must Have Been Love [Roxette] Jack And Diane [Mellencamp, John] Labelled With Love [Squeeze] Livin’ Thing [Electric Light Orchestra] Living Doll [Richard, Cliff] Love Shack [B-52’s, The] Maggie May [Stewart, Rod] Mercy [Duffy] More Than This [Roxy Music] Mr. Jones [Counting Crows] Mustang Sally [Pickett, Wilson] My Cherie Amour [Wonder, Stevie] My Girl [Temptations, The] Nowhere To Run [Martha & The Vandellas] Orinoco Flow [Enya] Personal Jesus [Depeche Mode] Pretty In Pink [Psychedelic Furs, The] Reach Out I’ll Be There [Four Tops] Rio [Duran Duran] Seven Nation Army [White Stripes, The] Sledgehammer [Gabriel, Peter] Smoke On The Water [Deep Purple] Song 2 [Blur] Start Me Up [Rolling Stones, The] Stupid Cupid [Francis, Connie] Take Your Mama [Scissor Sisters] The House OF The Rising Sun [Animals, The] The Loco-Motion [Little Eva] The Look Of Love [Springfield, Dusty] The Tears Of A Clown [Smokey Robinson & The Miracles] Three Times A Lady [Commodores] Total Eclipse Of The Heart [Tyler, Bonnie] Toxic [Spears, Britney] Uptown Girl [Joel, Billy] Virtual Insanity [Jamiroquai] Walk On The Wild Side [Reed, Lou] What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted? [Ruffin, Jimmy] Would I Lie To You? [Charles & Eddie] Wuthering Heights [Charles & Eddie] Young Folks [Peter Bjorn And John]