(2014/El Toro) 24 tracks 1950/60s (54:59) Superb collection of dancefloor R&B, Rockabilly and Jive gems, compiled by eight of the resident Screamin´ festival DJ´s.
(2014/El Toro) 24 tracks 1950/60s (54:59)Superb collection of dancefloor R&B, Rockabilly and Jive gems, compiled by eight of the resident Screamin´ festival DJ´s.
Various-80s Groove-Greatest EverGreatest Ever 80s Groove bringt auf diesem 3-CD-Box-Set die Groove Klassiker zusammen, die es verdientermaßen von den Dancefloors der Nachtclubs in die Mainstream Charts geschafft haben.Angefangen beim fulminaten Opene
(2016/Ace) 24 tracks 1962-1969 with 12 page booklet. St. Etienne’s Bob Stanley returns to compile a second collection of themed songs for Ace. His previous compilation ´´Songs For The Dog & Duck” (CDCHD 1244) proved popular with St. Etienne fans, who appreciate Bob’s musical taste. All the songs featured here were produced in New York – hence the reference to the Carnegie Deli, 7th Avenue’s purveyor of extremely large sandwiches. The tracks have the high production values of NYC studios and the pop and soul complement each other. Big names abound: Little Anthony, the Chiffons, Irma Thomas, Jay & The Americans and Lesley Gore. Classy obscurities come from the Tradewinds, Marva Josie, Tutti Hill and Junior Lewis. David Coleman, The Groove and Dee Dee Sharp provide retro dancefloor hits. There is one previously unissued girly soul number from Joan Moody. The sound quality is high and the CD is a sumptuous listen. Much-admired writer Bob Stanley provides an entertaining and illuminating sleevenote.
Une collection exceptionnelle de 30 chansons arrangées pour piano, chant, guitare (diagrammes d´accords). Inclus 2 CDS avec pistes démos et playbacks.Titres :Amazed [Lonestar]Angels [Robbie Wiliams]Are Yo Gonna Go My Way [Lenny Kravitz]Bright Eyes [Art Garfunkel]Can´t Take My Eyes Off You [Andy Williams]Crazy [Gnarls Barkley]Fly Me To The Moon [Frank Sinatra]Grease [Frankie Valli]Greased Lightnin´ [John Travolta]Hallelujah, I Love Her So [Ray Charles]Handbag And Gladrags [Stereophonics]Have You Met Miss Jones? [Robbie Williams]Hero [Enrique Iglesias]I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor [Arctic Monkeys]I´ll Be There For You [The Rembrandts]It´s Not Unusual [Tom Jones]Jesus To A Child [George Michael]Let There Be Love [Nat´ King´ Cole]Let´s Stay Together [Al Green]Maggie May [Rod Stewart]Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) [Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel]Me And Mrs Jones [Michael Bublé]Mr. Bojangles [Sammy Davis JNR.]The One I Love [REM]Shine [Take That]Volare [Dean Martin]Wake Me Up When September Ends [Green Day]You Raise Me Up [Josh Groban]You Sexy Thing [Hot Chocolate]You´re Beautiful (James Blunt]
(2017/Vee-Tone) 22 Tracks - The Beatles played 292 gigs at The Cavern Club between February 1961 and August 1963, laying the foundations for their forthcoming worldwide music domination. Whilst The Cavern should be rightly recognised for its part in the Beatles phenomenon, there is so much more to this club than just The Beatles and Mersey Beat. To mark the 60th Anniversary of the world’s most famous nightclub, The Cavern Club have teamed up with Vee-Tone Records to produce a long overdue tribute to the pioneers of Blues, Rock n Roll and Soul that have graced The Cavern stage over the decades. This very special limited edition vinyl collection (only 500 individually numbered copies worldwide) represents the many faces of the Blues, from tough Chicago Blues, to Piano Boogie, to Rockin’ Blues and finishing off with the soulful Rhythm and Blues sounds of the early 60s. More than just a ‘Best of The Blues’ compilation, there’s something here for everyone. Great care has been taken to ensure that ‘The Cavern Club Blues & Rhythm’ LP delivers the right mix of dancefloor fillers (fast ‘n’ slow), alongside some hard to find gems. Contains recordings from - Big Bill Broonzy, John Lee Hooker, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Bo Diddley, Rufus Thomas, Champion Jack Dupree, Memphis Slim, Chuck Berry, Howlin´ Wolf, Little Stevie Wonder, The Ikettes, Wilson Pickett, Lee Dorsey, Ben E. King and Solomon Burke!
Reappraising and re-compiling Maxine Brown’s Wand Years has been a total pleasure and has surprised me at how much more information there is and music to be admired from this iconic soul singer. This replaces the deleted ´´Oh No Not My Baby” CDKEND 949, first issued in 1990. That disc could have used as its sub-title but this time around we’ve been stricter and re-released the 1961 and 1962 Nomar hits ‘All In My Mind’ and ‘Funny’, which were in a noticeably earlier style. However we’ve been intentionally lax in including the ABC recording ‘Am I Falling In Love’. This is in order to represent Maxine’s first ever Wand release, which was surprisingly an album consisting mainly of ABC tracks that Scepter/Wand owner Florence Greenberg had bought from the major label when buying Maxine’s contract. Since the old CD was issued, Kent have used other previously unreleased Wand tracks, dotted about on several Various Artists CDs but we’ve gathered them together for inclusion here. The main Kent package since ´´Oh No Not My Baby” was 2000’s ´´Spotlight On / Greatest Hits” (CDKEND 187) which featured all the tracks from the ´´Spotlight On” LP but only some of the ´´Greatest Hits” LP, as those two Nomar hits were included on the vinyl version but, as they were not Wand, are not on the CD. It is impossible to deliver the best of Wand without also including several of the ´´Spotlight On” tracks and there are seven of those twelve tracks duplicated here. However we have used the mono versions of the songs, as opposed to the stereo of ´´Spotlight” to offer Kent collectors the chance to hear the songs how they were, in most cases, issued in the 60s. Sticking with the Kent history theme (so that you know what you’re getting here), like the original ´´Oh No” CD, we’ve included several tracks that we originally discovered in the Wand vaults in the mid-80s and debuted on the LP ´´Like Never Before” (Kent LP 047). In order to give the collector good value, three of those waxings were included on our ´´Spotlight” CD but we have revived another eight of them on here. Fortunately further research into our mid-80s Wand trawl has revealed several more excellent recordings to give the great Kent public a ´´must have” CD for their collections. The two of interest to all soul fans will be those that Maxine cut with Otis Redding producing at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. We put the more obvious ‘Baby Cakes’ and ‘Slipping Through My Fingers’ out on ´´Like Never Before”; the former is here, the latter on ´´Spotlight”. I had confused ‘If I Had Known’ with the similarly-titled ABC recording, ‘If I Knew Then’, which is actually a line in this song’s lyrics and as for ‘That’s All I Want From You’, put it down to human error. Though not as obviously southern as the first two Otis tracks we released, these are well worthy of inclusion and the quotes from Maxine on the sessions and Otis’ subsequent death are revealing. Maxine kindly granted me a two hour phone interview about some of the specifics on this CD and her thoughts and stories help us fill in more details of her illustrious career and to the ways of Scepter/Wand in the 60s. She also provided some splendid shots of herself, looking as fabulous as ever, to go with the several exclusives we had already sourced. Other notable bonuses for Maxine’s many Kent fans are a noticeably alternative vocal on the Ashford, Simpson, Armstead dancer ‘I Want A Guarantee’ and, for the first time on any CD, the correct version of ‘Let Me Give You My Lovin’’ is used. There’s another treat for lovers of the uptown, uptempo style and that is the previously unissued ‘Why Did I Chose You’ another potential dancefloor hit from the great lady. We even feature three of the very best Wand 45s sides, unavailable elsewhere, on here: ‘You’re In Love’, ‘Put Yourself In My Place’ and ‘The Secret Of Living’. The gist then is: you need this one even if you’ve got the other two and Maxine Brown is magnificent. By Ady Croasdell