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✨✧ Chuck BerrySan Francisco Dues ... LP
Chess, Early 70s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
One of the weirdest Chuck Berry albums ever – and one of the greatest, too! The sound here is very different than the hard rockin Berry of the early days – and the record's got kind of a laidback, trippy, and slightly bluesy approach – one that has Chuck singing in these homey vocals we really love, and playing guitar with this kind of watery tone that's really unique – almost airy, but still with a bit of bite – and really quite hard to peg! Backing is relatively spare – electric and acoustic piano, rhythm guitar, bass, and drums – and the whole thing is very rootsy, with tracks that include "Your Lick", "Festival", "Bordeux In My Pirough", "My Dream", "Viva Rock & Roll", "Lonely School Days", and "Let's Do Our Thing Together". (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing on Bellaphon.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryBack Home ... LP
Chess, 1970. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Surprisingly nice work from Chuck Berry – material recorded at the start of the 70s, all with a sound that's much more bluesy than you might expect! There's hardly any oldies cliches going on here at all – and although Chuck still pushes his classic chugging guitar groove on many numbers, it's got less of the overplayed style that you might expect. Production is slightly hip, and although not in the funkier mode of other Chess blues sides of the time, there is a subtle undercurrent of funkiness in some of the rhythms. Titles include "Instrumental", "Gun", "Christmas", "Tulane", "Some People", "Fish & Chips", and "Flyin Home". (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dale HawkinsOh Suzy Q – Dale Hawkins (70s pressing) ... LP
Chess, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stunning work from the great Dale Hawkins – a singer you may only know from the title track of this collection, but one who made some of the hardest, fiercest rock and roll on Chess Records in the 50s! Dale hailed from Louisiana, where much of this music was cut – but he also worked with Chess up in Chicago, where he seems to have picked up some slight bluesy currents in his rhythms – especially on the tracks that feature musicians like Roy Buchanan on guitar and Lafayette Leake on piano! Yet even on his own, and even on the early material recorded in Shreveport, Hawkins has a hell of a sound – a blend of R&B and rockabilly that was forged way down in the swamps, and came back bubbling up with a hell of a lot of power! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing, with orange inner label, in black and white cover. Cover has a cutout mark.)

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✨✧ Chuck BerryAfter School Session ... LP
Chess, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Raucous, rumbling and hard-charging Chess rhythms, rock and roll by Chuck Berry – his legendary After School Session – and possibly his greatest album ever! It features not only some of Chuck Berry's most famous material, but some of the best early rock songs, period –particularly the revolutionary "Brown Eyed Handsome Man" – plus"Berry Pickin", "Deep Feeling"," School Day", "Too Much Monkey Business", "Roly Poly", and "No Money Down". (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue on Doxy, still in the shrink with obi.)

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✨✧ Wayne Cochran & The CC RidersWayne Cochran! (180 gram mono pressing) ... LP
Chess/Sundazed, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Wild stuff! White singer Wayne Cochran looks like he should be a rockabilly star – right down to his big ol' pompadour haircut – but this early album of his for Chess is actually a tight batch of groovers that holds a nice appeal to fans of late 60s funk! Cochran's got a raw Wilson Pickett-ish sound to his voice, and the CC Riders vamp behind him in a nice tight way that's similar to a lot of the mixed race groups backing up other southern soul stars from the time. Includes the breakbeat version of "Little Bitty Pretty One", plus "Big City Woman", "Get Down With It", "Boom Boom", and "Get Ready". Nice gatefold, too – filled with wild pictures of Wayne, and a recommendation from Jackie Gleason! (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Archie WhitewaterArchie Whitewater ... CD
Cadet/RPM (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $3.99 13.99
A damn legendary record from the last years of Chess Records – and for good reason, too! Archie Whitewater were a group that was years ahead of its time – a rock combo, but one with real genre-crossing sensibilities that made them perfect for the experimental styles at the Cadet/Concept side of Chess – the same slice of the musical universe that gave us Rotary Connection and important productions from Charles Stepney! The sound here has some surprisingly soulful elements at times – especially the instrumentation, which features some great break moments that get nice and funky, and strands of soulful jazz and blues that really make the music way different than most other groups we can think of – or maybe a bit like a rare elite who shared such visionary territory with Archie Whitewater, such as Shades Of Joy on their first Fontana record. The keyboards and sax lines are as great as the drums – and the vocals have a melancholy undercurrent that's a really refreshing change from some of the overly-postured modes you'd get from other groups in 1970. Titles include the sublime sample cut "Cross Country" – but there's loads of other nice ones with the same stripped-down "Dusty Fingers" sort of groove – and other titles include "Life Is A River", "Home Again", "Lament For The Walking Dead", "Seacoast", "Country To the City", "Friends & Neighbors", and "Mist Of The Early Morning". CD
Also available Archie Whitewater (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Archie WhitewaterArchie Whitewater (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cadet/Get On Down, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A damn legendary record from the last years of Chess Records – and for good reason, too! Archie Whitewater were a group that was years ahead of its time – a rock combo, but one with real genre-crossing sensibilities that made them perfect for the experimental styles at the Cadet/Concept side of Chess – the same slice of the musical universe that gave us Rotary Connection and important productions from Charles Stepney! The sound here has some surprisingly soulful elements at times – especially the instrumentation, which features some great break moments that get nice and funky, and strands of soulful jazz and blues that really make the music way different than most other groups we can think of – or maybe a bit like a rare elite who shared such visionary territory with Archie Whitewater, such as Shades Of Joy on their first Fontana record. The keyboards and sax lines are as great as the drums – and the vocals have a melancholy undercurrent that's a really refreshing change from some of the overly-postured modes you'd get from other groups in 1970. Titles include the sublime sample cut "Cross Country" – but there's loads of other nice ones with the same stripped-down "Dusty Fingers" sort of groove – and other titles include "Life Is A River", "Home Again", "Lament For The Walking Dead", "Seacoast", "Country To the City", "Friends & Neighbors", and "Mist Of The Early Morning". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Archie Whitewater ... CD 3.99

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VariousEl Primitivo – American Rock & Roll & Rockabilly ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A killer collection of raw early rockers and rare rockabilly gems – all with a vintage vibe and classic sound that's way more than you'd expect from the image on the cover! The sound here definitely lives up to the "el primitivo" promise – and the tracks include rare numbers from Chess Records, Nash, and the Do Ra Me label – plus a number of never-issued tracks that fit in perfectly here – making for a set that's half rare singles, and half never-heard music! The set's one from the early Ace Records years on CD – when the reissue label was doing great work for the rockabilly scene – with tracks like this, and titles that include "Save It" by Mel Robbins, "Oh Yeah", by Wally Jeffrey, "I Wanna Dance All Night" by Chuck Wiley, "Explosion" by Cliff Nash, "That'll Get It" by The Imps, "I Wanna Shake It" by Curtis Hobock, "The Thump!" by The Embers, "I Love You Dearly" by Jimmy Hurt & The Del-Rios, "Best Dressed Beggar In Town" by Houston Turner, "Out Of Gas" by Chuck Howard, "Jelnny Lou" by Cliff Nash, "Door To Door" by Chuck Wiley, "Uh Oh" by The Imps, and "Are You With Me" by Mel Robbins. CD

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✨✧ Dale HawkinsLA, Memphis & Tyner, Texas ... CD
Rev-Ola (UK), 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A totally wonderful little record from the mighty Dale Hawkins – an artist most folks remember just for his killer raw singles on Chess in the 50s – but still very much at the top of his game on this late 60s treasure! In face, Dale might even be even rawer here – as the record's a lot more open and unbridled – a bit like Hawkins had steeped himself in some of the swamp rock modes that were big at the time, and undoubtedly inspired by his earlier records – a mode that has Dale coming across with the grit and power of Tony Joe White at his early best – from the heavy guitars right down to his raspy vocals! The approach is great – nice and nasty, as if Dale's experienced plenty in the world since his earlier fame – and backing is by a great array of talents – including James Burton, Spooner Oldham, the Memphis Horns, and even Taj Mahal! Tracks include "LA-Memphis-Tyler", "Heavy On My Mind", "Joe", "Houndog", "Back Street", "La-La La-La", "Candy Man", "Little Rain Cloud", and a totally amazing psychedelic version of "Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town". CD

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✨✧ Kansas City JammersGot Good (If You Get It) (plus previously unreleased album) ... CD
Lion, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Good stuff (if you coulda found it) from Kansas City Jammers – their Got Good (If You Get It) album from the early 70s – plus a full unreleased album on disc two – a mix of harmony enriched folk rock of the Crosby, Stills Nash & Young school and more driving, if loosely rollicking psych touches. Nice stuff with a post hippie soulfulness, made all the better for the excellent vocal harmonies and overall solid songwriting! Disc One features the 1971 Got Good (If You Get It) album – featuring "For A Sign". "Live In Harmony", "Messiah", "For Father" "Chess Piece", "Hairy Tongued Turtle", "Midnight Watch", "Fall", "Fingers. Foot & Fade" and more. Disc Two of great CD edition on Lion includes a full unreleased second album. 14 tracks including "Sing Me That Rock And Roll", "Wind In The Willows", "Rain", "Peter Pan", "Messiah (Live)", "Sunfighter", "I'm Your Hero" and more. CD
 
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Babe RuthBabe Ruth ... CD
Harvest/Warner (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $15.99
There's few groups who could ever hope to wrap together influences from Stax Records, Ennio Morricone, and Curtis Mayfield – and whole the whole thing could ever turn out well – but the mighty Babe Ruth do exactly that, and still find time for some of their own unique grooves as well! The group are every bit as groovy here as on their previous records – mixing fuzzy guitars, well-crafted rhythms, and a nicely compressed version of prog into an amazingly fresh sound that still delights all these many years later – thanks to well-crafted vocals from Jenny Haan, and sharp arrangements from Alan Shacklock, whose guitars and sense of wit really keeps the whole thing moving nicely. Shacklock penned most of the original tunes here – like "Dancer", "Somebody's Nobody", "Jack O'Lantern", and "The Dutchess Of Orleans" – and the group also turn in nice remakes of "Fistful Of Dollars", "We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue", and "Private Number". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

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VariousHangman's Blues – Prison Songs In Country Music ... LP
Omni/Iron Mountain Analog Research (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 22.98
A killer collection of obscure country, rockabilly and proto rock prison songs – with sometimes mournful, sometimes darkly humorous songs about convicts, prisoners and executioners – compiled by the same team as the incredible Hillbillies In Hell series! Hangman's Blues is less bluesy in style than it is top shelf pre-countrypolitan era honky tonk and its raucous best, with rare tunes by Porter Wagoner, Stonewall Jackson, Dee Mullins, Ronnie Hawkins and more! Includes a great version of the Harlan Howard-penned, Johnny Cash-popularized "The Wall", "Jailer Jailer" by Jim Carter, "Crash Out" by Jaycee Hill, "Prison Grey" by Dee Mullins, "The Ballad of Carol Chessman" by Ronnie Hawkins, "The Chair" by Marty Robbins, "Run" by Stonewall Jackson", "Twelve Years On Deaath Row" by Hoyle Miller", "(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle by Porter Wagoner and more. (Folk/Country, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAnswer To Everything – Girl Answer Songs Of The 60s ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... About November 1, 2016
A great gimmick, and a great little collection – a batch of all-female "answer" songs to hits sung by bigger male artists of the 60s! As was common back in that decade, if one artist issued a hit, another might piggy-back off its popularity by recording an answer song – a tune that sometimes made fun of the famous numbers, or other times offered up a different side to the story – such as the female perspective to the tale told by the male singer in the lyrics. This 28 track package is an amazing array of lesser-known answer songs – tunes that responded to hits like "Runaround Sue", "King Of The Road", "This Diamond Ring", "Tell Laura I Love Her", "Walk On By", "I Like It Like That", and many more familiar songs – all supported with notes on the tunes and singers. Titles include "Queen Of The House" by Jody Miller, "I'm No Run Around" by Ginger Davis & The Snaps, "Don't Let Him Shop Around" by Debbie Dean, "They Took You Away I'm Glad I'm Glad" by Josephine, "I'll Just Walk On By" by Margie Singleton, "Duchess Of Earl" by The Pearlettes, "Son In Law" by The Blossoms, "I'll Be There" by Damita Jo, and "I'll Believe It When I See It" by The Sierras. (Soul, Rock) CD

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VariousHangman's Blues – Prison Songs In Country Music ... CD
Omni (Australia), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... About October 21, 2016
A killer collection of obscure country, rockabilly and proto rock prison songs – with sometimes mournful, sometimes darkly humorous songs about convicts, prisoners and executioners – compiled by the same team as the incredible Hillbillies In Hell series! Hangman's Blues is less bluesy in style than it is top shelf pre-countrypolitan era honky tonk and its raucous best, with rare tunes by Porter Wagoner, Stonewall Jackson, Dee Mullins, Ronnie Hawkins and more! Includes a great version of the Harlan Howard-penned, Johnny Cash-popularized "The Wall", "Jailer Jailer" by Jim Carter, "Crash Out" by Jaycee Hill, "Prison Grey" by Dee Mullins, "The Ballad of Carol Chessman" by Ronnie Hawkins, "The Chair" by Marty Robbins, "Run" by Stonewall Jackson", "Twelve Years On Deaath Row" by Hoyle Miller", "(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle by Porter Wagoner and more. (Folk/Country, Rock) CD
Also available Hangman's Blues – Prison Songs In Country Music ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ VariousRiot City – Rocking Northwest Instrumentals ... CD
Jerden/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There must have been something in the water up in the Pacific Northwest back in the 60s – because for some reason, that tiny corner of America was home to a hell of a lot of rocking little combos – a good deal of whom are featured on this set! These guys are so great, they don't need any vocals at all – as most of these Northwest groups manage to say as much with a guitar line, sax solo, or keyboard part as other groups would with a vocal – and we might even say that the lack of lyrics gives these cuts even more of an edge than some of their contemporaries, as there's no outdated lyrical references or silly chorus parts – just searing instrumentation all the way through, played by some hot-blooded young musicians. All cuts come from the Jerden label – although some were never issued back in the day – and the collection features great notes by 60s indie rock historian Alec Palao, who also put the whole thing together. Titles include "Riot City" by Rocky & His Friends, "Sticky" by James Henry & The Olympics, "David's Mood" by Dave Lewis, "Mr Meadowlands" by The Chessmen, "Hitch Hiking Home" by Johnny & The Velvetones, "Purple Peanuts" by The Beachcombers, "Black Cat" by The Checkers, "Excelsior" by The Adventurers, "Driving Home" by Doug Robertson & The Good Guys, and "Banzai Pipeline" by Danny & The Seniors. CD

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✨✧ VariousSouvenirs Of The Soul Clap Vol 1 – Jonathan Toubin's New York Night Train ... LP
Norton, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Upbeat soul and plenty of grooves – all hand-picked tracks that bring the spirit of the legendary Soul Clap nights to the home listener! The series is done by Norton records in support of DJ Jonathan Toubin – who's created a unique groove on the New York scene by starting with Northern Soul, then working his way backwards into a range of grittier styles from the early years of soul and rock as well! The Soul Clap specialty is the rare 45 from the years before funk – and tracks on the collection really live up to the fire and spirit of their legendary nights. Titles on this first volume include "Monkey Man" by Gene Burkes, "Tough" by Lord Luther & The Counts, "Detroit Michigan" by Ronnie Love, "Do The Duck" by The Autographs, "I Got Loaded" by Little Bob, "Down In The Basement" by King Coleman, "The Bird Train" by The Chessmen, "What Goes Up Must Come Down" by Ruby Johnson, "Hot Buttered Buns" by What's Happening, and "The Break" by Marlynns. (Soul, Rock) LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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