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VariousHey Baby – The Rockin South – 30 Rockabilly & Rock N Roll Gems From The Legendary Excello Records ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A killer collection of rare early rock work from the legendary Excello label – a famous southern imprint who cut some excellent blues, gospel, and soul in the 50s and 60s – and who did a surprisingly great job with rockabilly too! The track selection here is superb – very sharp-edge numbers that pack the same heavy punch as Excello's soul catalog – and which really reflect their "ears to the ground" approach on the southern scene at the end of the 50s – with an especially strong focus on Tennessee tracks and raw sounds from Louisiana. The sound quality and notes with the set are great – and the CD features 30 titles that include "Tell Me" by The Trends, "Honey Bee" by Tommy Angel, "Troubles Troubles" by Warren Storm, "Trapped" by Billy Fortune, "Havin A Whole Lot Of Fun" by Johnny Jano, "Hey Baby" by Al Ferrier, "Big Hearted Joe" by Lindsey Brothers, "Somebody Clipped Your Wings" by Don Haggard & The Sunset Drifters, and "Werewolf" by Gary Warren. CD

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VariousWarner Pop Rock Nuggets Vol 2 – Go Away Little Girl ... CD
Warner (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $21.99
Totally great tracks from a magical moment in pop music – that special period when rock had already gotten going, mainstream pop wasn't as soppy as the decade before, and soul music was starting to have a strong influence in the way both singers and groups delivered their vocals! All those qualities and more come into play here – in a fantastic series of cuts that come from deep in the Warner Brothers vaults – not just music from the main label, but also all the indies they've come to absorb over the years – labels like Colpix, Del-Fi, Gone, Mustang, Jubilee, and others who were an even greater force for music like this! The "nuggets" in the title is one way to see these cuts – material that came out in the generation right before the harder-edged material featured in the Nuggets series – but every bit as inventive and great in its own way. Volume 2 features 25 titles that include "It's Cold Outside" by The Choir, "My Baby Made Me Cry" by Jimmy Griffin, "Judy Loves Me" by Johnny Crawford, "Sure As You're Born" by Billy Storm, "Can't You Tell" by Darrell & The Oxfords, "Where Have You Been All My Life" by Gene Vincent, "Buttermilk (part 1)" by Sly, "See That Girl" by Vincent Edwards, "Good Lovin" by The Olympics, "Isn't It Just A Shame" by Kenny Wells, "Think Before You Act" by Tony Orlando, and "I Saw My Girl" by The Victorians. CD

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✨✧ VariousBoppin By The Bayou – Rock Me Mama! – 28 Killer Diller Louisiana Tracks ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Killer cuts from the farthest reaches of the Louisiana scene in the early years of rock and roll – and exactly the kind of material that shows why that state was such an influential one at the time! The music here isn't just familiar rockabilly or crossover hits – and instead has this very deep, dirty vibe that brings together earlier blues, R&B, and even jazz elements – the kind of swampy mix that informed the groove in New Orleans soul, heard here with equal complexity in a range of really raw rockers! Piano triplets, snapping drums, and soulful tenor lines abound – and along with the very well-done notes, and a number of never-issued tracks, the whole thing works like some window into a lost corner of the southern scene of the time. Titles include "Bad Luck" by Danny, "Switch Blade Sam" by Jeff Daniels, "Gonna Work" by Richard Bros, "You're Jealous" by Jivin Gene, "You're Happy Now" by Little Carol, "Bayou Boogie" by Bennie Fruge, "She Left Me" by Al Ferrier, "Rock Me Mama" by Ken Lindsay, "Havin A Whole Lotta Fun" by Johnny Jano, "Rockin Fever" by Joe Carol & The Dukes Of Rhythm, and "Mama Look What Your Little Boy's Done" by Warren Storm. CD
 
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VariousBlues For Dootsie – The Blue & Dootone Sides ... CD
Ace (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A treasure trove of rare postwar blues from the west coast – material cut for Dootsie Williams, best known as the head of the seminal Dootone label in LA! The set offers both tracks from Dootone and Williams' rarer imprint Blue – the latter of which existed from the late 40s into the early 50s, and featured a fair bit of excellent material done in the more laidback bluesy mode of LA after the war – styles popularized by Charles Brown, Cecil Gant, and others – echoed strongly in many of the performances here. As the set rolls on into the later 50s, some of the tracks pick up a bit more of an R&B sound – but the work is still relatively unified here, thanks to a good focus on the more blues-based work on Dootone. 30 tracks in all, plus some really great notes – all at the usual high Ace level! Titles include "Rent Day" by Stormy Herman, "Richmond Blues" by Betty Hall Jones, "West Coast Baby" by Johnny Taylor & His Mellow 5, "I Got A Country Girl" by Bobby Nunn, "Everybody's Jumpin Tonight" by Dootsie Williams & His Rhythm Kings with Joe Turner, "You'd Better Come Home Baby" by Violet Hall, "The Hole In The Wall" by Cleo Brown, "Are You Ready To Go Steady" by Paul Monday, and "Katy Lee" by Fats Gaines. CD

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✨✧ Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill DavisBlue Pyramid ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet little Verve set from the team of Wild Bill Davis and Johnny Hodges – 2 older players who both seemed to find new life in their music when working together! On Davis' part, the organist hits a more open, more modern approach to his instrument – one that clearly puts him at the level of some of his younger contemporaries on the soul jazz scene of the 60s. On Hodges' part, the pairing makes for a sometimes more relaxed style – and one that really helps him break out of the shadows of Ellington with a range of new settings and sounds! Other players here include Lawrence Brown, Jimmy Hamilton, Billy Butler, and Jimmy Jones –- all in varying arrangements, some small combo, some larger groups directed by Jones. Titles include "Pyramid", "Blues For Madeline", "When I'm Feelin Kinda Blue", "Rabbit Out Of The Hat", "Hash Brown", "At Dawn", and "Stormy Weather". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Johnny & The HurricanesStormesville ... LP
Warwick, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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✨✧ VariousLand Of 1000 Dances Vol 2 – The Ultimate Compilation Of Hit Dances 1956 to 1966 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Dancefloor stormers from one of the most fruitful periods in American music – a set of tracks that were all based around a specific style or dancing mode, but which have gone onto become some of the best-remembered grooves of the time! The collection brings together Northern Soul, group harmony tracks, blues and rockers, and even a few Latin-styled tracks as well – most of which lent their name to a dance fad that they either inspired, or were recorded to help push forward – although the music here is more than great enough to keep on going, long after the dancefloor has died down! And given the strength of these cuts, the whole thing's way more than just a collection of faddish tracks – because these tunes have lasted a lot longer than their steps on the floor. Titles on this second volume include "Let's Stomp" by Bobby Comstock, "Twine Time" by Alvin Cash, "Shake A Tail Feather" by The Five Du-Tones, "Shimmy Shimmy" by Bobby Freeman, "The Jerk" by The Larks, "Loop De Loop" by Johnny Thunder, "The Twist" by Hank Ballard, "The Crusher" by The Novas, "Bacon Fat" by Andre Williams, "Baby Workout" by Jackie Wilson, "Skate Now" by Lou Courtney, "Barefootin" by Robert Parker, "Pop Eye" by Huey Smith, "The Wobble" by Curtis Lee, "Twistin USA" by Danny & The Juniors, "The Bird's The Word" by The Rivingtons, "The Bounce" by The Olympics, "The Madison (part 1)" by Ray Bryant, "Dance With The Guitar Man" by Duane Eddy, and "The Roach" by Gene & Wendell. CD

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✨✧ VariousMichigan Box – 1950s & 1960s Oddball Labels (10 CD set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 10CD (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A HUGE collection of rare rockabilly, surf-styled instrumentals, proto garage stormers and other lost treasures from the late 50s and early 60s scenes in Michigan – wild numbers from regional indie labels like Fortune, Nu-Sound, Oasis, Bel-Mar, Happy Hearts, Thumb and many more – with 332 tracks on 10 CDs! Detroit, Ann Arbor and other points in the great state of Michigan have ALWAYS been a hotbed of primal rockers, both famous and obscure, and this massive box set is one of the richest treasure troves of rare Michigan rock we've ever seen! It comes with a massive 200+ page hardcover book, which is a beautiful historical record even on it's own, with notes on the scene(s) – including the many artists, record labels and recording studios – plus essays by local legends. Includes great tracks by The Blue Echoes, The Millionaires, The Princetons Five, The Continental Four, The Scavengers, Barry Ray, The Tikis, Jim Myers & His Gems, Danny & The Galaxies, The Starlighters, Angie & The Monacos, Johnny & The Drifters and The Torquays to name but a few. A really amazing set – and it's worth every penny! CD

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✨✧ VariousSound Of The Grapevine Vol 2 – 24 Modern Soul Dancers ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime soul from the genius compilers at Grapevine Records – an assortment of southern and modern soul tunes that all move along at a fairly nice little clip – dancefloor oriented, but not in a disco or club sort of approach. The groove here is really wonderful – honest, heartfelt, and warm – a nice change from the more upbeat approach of Northern Soul compilations, and done with a richness that features loads of great bits from the Chicago scene on down to the deepest south. At 24 tracks in all, the collection's really overflowing with great music – a heck of a bang for your buck, with a huge amount of tracks we've never seen elsewhere! Titles include "Alone Again" by Ernest Baker, "It's You" by Sex, "You Don't Know" by Bettye Jean Plummer, "Good Old Days" by The Jones Brothers, "Yesterday Today & Tomorrow" by Johnny Moore, "Leaving (radio edit)" by Bobby Cutchins, "Long Hard Road" by Bobby Wayne, "Love Stormy Weather" by Melvin Brown & James Matthews, "Man Can't Be A Man" by Bill Coday, "Love Bandit" by Patti & The Lovelites, "I'll Let You Slide" by The Saints, "I Kept On Smilin" by Cal Brandon, and "Nice & Slow" by Norma & The Heartaches. CD
 
 
 



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