New Releases

17 January 2015

The new Red Lick catalogue (no. 182; Jan-Feb) includes 6 packed pages of new releases (see 'Brand Spanking New' on pages 3-8). These can be viewed in the pdf version of the catalogue available here - Red Lick catalogue 182

Since publication of the current catalogue, we have also published the first of our between-catalogue updates of new releases. This can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking on the following link - 182 release sheet issue 1

Alternatively, the new releases can be viewed by scrolling down this page.

TRAFFIC CD £13.15 (pictured)

TEG74004CD Muddy Waters: Sail On.  Re-issue of late 1960s compilation from Chess of early hits of the great man (itself a re-issue of a 1957 Chess album The Best Of Muddy Waters). With 12 of his very best sides, including Louisiana Blues, Long Distance Call, Standing Around Crying, She Moves Me, Rollin’ Stone and more. You surely have all these sides elsewhere but it is still nice to have a slice of history preserved and presented on CD.


AC156/57 Various: The Mississippi. 28 tracks in a nicely-presented hardback long box package with detailed liner notes. Features some of the best blues, zydeco, folk, country, bluegrass and other music currently to be found alongside the waters of the Mississippi River as it winds from the Deep South up to the northern cities - including Big Jack Johnson & The Cornlickers, Leo Welch, Jimmy Duck Holmes, Little Freddie King, South Memphis String Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, Reverend John Wilkins, Como Fife And Drum Band, Bo Dollis & The Wold Magnolias, Magnolia Sisters, Spider John Koerner, John Hartford, L.C. Ulmer, Zion Harmonizers and more.

AP 4CD £9.75

AUPCD4007 Johnny Cash: I Walk The Line - The Best of Johnny Cash. 101 massive early sides including Cry! Cry! Cry!,Folsom Prison Blues, In The Jailhouse Now and many more

AUPCD4008 George Jones: White Lightning - The Best Of George Jones. 101 original recordings from one of the very best country singers. Great sides including She Thinks I Still Care, Sweet Dreams, One Is A Lonely Number,Wedding Bells and many more.

AUPCD4010 Nat King Cole: Unforgettable - The Best Of Nat King Cole. 101 tracks from legendary jazz piano player who went on to become one of the silkiest pop balladeer. Over 4 hours of great music including When I Fall In Love, September Song, Fly Me To The Moon, Let There Be Love, Mona Lisa, and many more (including my own favourite, I’m Lost).

AP 8CD £14.50

AUPCD4000 Various: Big Box Of Jazz. 146 tracks across 9 hours of music, featuring Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, Modern Jazz Quartet, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Horace Silver, Barney Kessel, Jelly Roll Morton, Ahmad Jamal, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Reece, Lee Konitz and more.

AUPCD4001 Various: Big Box Of Blues. From the Deep South to Chicago and beyond, this has 168 classic tracks from the 1930s to the 1950s, featuring Muddy Waters, Son House, T-Bone Walker, Slim Harpo, Big Mama Thornton, Sleepy John Estes, Percy Mayfield, Freddy King, Big Maceo, Robert Nighthawk, Memphis Minnie, Amos Milburn, JB Lenoir and many more.

AUPCD4002 Various: Big Box Of Doo-Wop. 8 hours of music across 160 tracks featuring The Flamingos, The Penguins, The Five Satins, The Cadillacs, The Platters, The Spaniels, The Dells, The Moonglows and so many more.

BACM CD £8.50

BACM472 Country Johnny Mathis: Come On In. 28 great solo tracks from the late 1950s from one half of popular country music hit-makers Jimmy & Johnny (not to be confused with pop crooner with the same name).

BACM473 Various: Country Music On The Excellent Label Vol 2. 30 tracks featuring Eddie Adams, Ray Lunsford, Logan Valley Boys, Inez Hellman (Connie Hall) and more.

BACM474 Marion Worth: Tennessee Teardrops & Other Classics. 24 tracks from the late 1950s-early 1960s, including There’ll Always Be A Sadness, Crazy Arms, Crying In The Chapel and others.


More re-issues of iconic jazz album on 180g vinyl and all in authentic reproductions of original sleeve artwork

3793764 Andrew Hill: Black Fire

3793766 Jackie McClean: Let Freedom Ring

3793767 Anthony Williams: Spring

3793763 Grant Green: Street Of Dreams


250367 Rob Tognoni: The Lost Album. Exhilarating and popular Australian blues rock guitarist with an album originally known as Retro Shakin’ - a limited run CD printed for Rob to sell at his gigs. This is the first official release of the album and delivers 13 uncompromising hard-rocking blues tracks.


88875053322 Various: The Perfect Roots & Blues Collection. An excellent package of 20 CDs presented in a cardboard lift-off lid box. This offers the series of compilations originally issued in Columbia’s famed Roots & Blues series, including Slide Guitar - Bottles, Knives and Steel(volumes 1 and 2), Booze And The Blues, Great Blues Guitarists - String Dazzlers, Preachin’ The Gospel - Holy Blues, Messed Up In Love And Other Tales Of Woe, Cajun Dance Party - Fais Do Do, White Country Blues 1926-1938and more. Artists featured include Big Joe Williams, Mississippi Sheiks, Son House, Memphis Minnie, Blind Willie McTell, Roy Acuff, Muddy Waters, Frank Hutchison, Gene Autry, Blind Willie Johnson, Jo Falcon and so many, many more well-known and obscure names.


Distributors advise this set (previously listed as deleted) is due back in stock & available to order from mid-Jan! Let’s hope so!

88875016122 Bob Dylan And The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete - The Bootleg Series Volume 11. Compiled from meticulously restored original tapes, many only recently found, this is the definitive chronicle of his 1967 sessions of a collection of musicians soon to find their own way as The Band. Presented in near-chronological order of recording, this has 138 tracks


Classic jazz albums on 180g vinyl & MP3 download codes

7235980 Thelonious Monk Orchestra: At Town Hall

7235931 Coleman Hawkins: The Hawk Relaxes

7236136 Bill Evans: Explorations

7235973 Ornette Coleman: Tomorrow Is The Question!

7236004 Miles Davis: Blue Moods

7236144 Art Farmer, Donald Byrd & Idrees Sulieman: Three Trumpets

7236149 Thelonious Monk Quintet: Monk


7236005 Bill Evans: The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings 1961. Regarded as some of the best live jazz recording sessions ever, these performances yielded classic albums Waltz For Debby and Sunday At The Village Vanguard and set the standard for piano-led trio jazz. And its all here in one deluxe & impressive box set.

DOMINO CD £10.45

891224 Miles Davis Quintet: Live In Berlin 1969. A performance from his short European tour promoting his In A Silent Way album, featuring Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jack De Johnette. Also includes three bonus tracks taken from the Montreux Jazz Festival earlier in the year.


6091 Lou Donaldson: Midnight Sun + Blues Walk. Two albums plus a bonus track.

ECM CD £14.95

4704075 Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities. New album from powerful jazz saxophonist and his long-established orchestra.

3780935 Jack De Johnette: Made In Chicago. Exhilarating live album recorded at the 2013 Chicago Jazz Festival that re-united legendary jazz drummer with old friends Roscoe Mitchell, Muhal Richard Abrams, Larry Gray and Henry Threadgill

El  2CD £12.75

ACMEMD283CD Various: West Side Story Jazz Impressions - Unique Perspectives. An album that explores the artistic influence of Leonard Bernstein’s evocative movie score on the jazz fraternity of the early 1960s, with interpretations of the music from Andre Previn, Cal Tjader, Annie Ross, Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Peterson, Stan Kenton and more.


EJC55661 Stan Getz Quintet: The Complete Interpretations Sessions. Originally issued on three 10” LPs, this set includes all recordings from the 1953 and 1954 sessions, alternate takes and five bonus tracks.

EJC55662 Miles Davis/Sonny Rollins: Complete Studio Recordings.All their studio recordings during their collaborations between 1951 and 1957. Includes contributions from Charlie Parker, Jackie MacLean, JJ Johnson, John Lewis, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Kenny Drew, Art Blakey and others and comes with a detailed booklet.


EJC55663 Sonny Rollins Quartet: The Bridge. His famous 1962 album plus four bonus tracks..


FSRCD845 Sandy Mosse/Cy Touff: Relaxin’ With + Chicago Scene + Touff Assignment. Eloquent jazz tenor saxophonist on two of his first albums as a leader in the late 1950s and as a featured artist on a session led by trumpeter Cy Touff alongside Al Cohn and Ernie Wilkins.

FSRCD846 James Moody: Cookin’ The Blues + Another Bag. Two early 1960s albums from tenor sax legend who was just as proficient on alto sax and flute.


FSRCD847 George Russell: Smalltet & Orchestra Recordings - Complete 1956-1960. Four albums recorded by jazz composer and arranger featuring a wide array of outstanding musicians.


FSRCD848 George Russell Sextet & Septet: The Complete 1960-1962 Decca And Riverside Album Collection. Jazz composer and arranger brings his skills as a pianist to bear on marvellous recordings that closed the gap between free-blowing jazz and written chamber jazz. Superb live and studio sides plus a detailed 36 page booklet

GRAND 2CD £17.25

GRANDCD36 Dr Feelgood: Adventures At The BBC - 1977 Onwards. 51 rhythm & booze belters from one of Britain’s finest, as captured at various BBC sessions. Lots of favourite track from the Gypie Mayo-era up to the current line-up, including 18 previously unreleased sides (including two tracks in the company of Canned Heat!)

GRAND CD £12.55

GRANDCD05 Dr Feelgood: Down By The Jetty. Re-promotion of fabulous 1975 debut to co-incide with the 40th anniversary of its release. Originally recorded in mono, the CD re-mastering makes She Does It Right, Roxette, All Through The City and the others still sound as electrifying and dynamic as when first heard.

GRAND LP £15.75

GRAND05 Dr Feelgood: Down By The Jetty. Pristine vinyl edition of the stunning debut album from 1975.


263507 Buddy & Ella Johnson: Rock On! The 1956-1962 Recordings. 28 sensational studio sides from between 1956 and 1962. Indispensable rhythm & blues and early rock ‘n roll, re-mastered  and with a 16 page booklet.

263508 Gene Pitney: Only Love Can Break Your Heart + The Many Sides Of... His first two albums on one CD, plus five bonus tracks and a 16-page booklet..

263509 Gene Vincent: The Crazy Beat Of Gene Vincent. Includes his 1963 album that featured sides recorded at numerous earlier studio sessions plus ten bonus tracks and a 16 page booklet.

HOODOO 2CD £12.95

263506 Various: Burt Bacharach - The Story Of My Life, 1960’s Pop & Soul Anthems. A 60 song showcase of his early period hits, featuring Dionne Warwick, Gene Pitney, Jerry Butler, Tommy Hunt, Etta James and many more.

IN CROWD 2CD £13.75

996693 John Coltrane Quartet: The 1962 Graz Concert - Complete Edition. New version of set previously available on Jazz Lips but now at a lower price. With McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones.


High quality 180g vinyl re-issues

LPJW046 Joe Harriott Quintet: Abstract.

LPJW047 Tubby Hayes Sextet: Tubby The Tenor.


VJCD199 Justin Townes Earle: Absent Fathers. 10 tracks recorded alongside his recent album Single Mothers(VJCD218), providing a gorgeous two-fer convincing us that he just might be the next big thing in contemporary alt-country.

NOT NOW 2CD £5.50

NOT2CD564 Various: The Very Best Of Jump ‘N Jive. 50 great sides featuring Big Joe Turner, Wynonie Harris, Tiny Bradshaw, Big Maybelle, Gene Phillips, Roy Milton, H-Bomb Ferguson, Julia Lee, Louis Prima, Bull Moose Jackson, Louis Jordan, Stick McGhee, The Treniers, etc

NOT NOW 3CD £6.95

NOT3CD174 Various: In A Broken Dream - 60 Dreamy Classics.A fun selection of blues, R&B, soul, country, pop, rock, folk and other type of songs featuring dreaming as a subject matter. With Etta James, Ruth Brown, Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson, Sarah Vaughan and more.

NOT3CD179 B.B. King: Can’t Kick The Blues. Updated and re-issued set (formerly NOT3CD067) featuring 60 early and timeless classics - Everyday I Have The Blues, You Upset Me Baby, Three O’Clock Blues, Sweet Little Angel, Woke Up This Morning and many more.

NOT3CD182 Various: The Very Best Jazz Vocalists. 60 great vocal performances from the likes of Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Brown Jr, Jimmy Witherspoon, Chet Baker, Anita O’Day, Blossom Dearie, Dinah Washington, Carmen McRae and more.

NOT3CD183 Various: The Very Best Jazz Instrumentals. 45 corking classics from Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Eddie Harris, Count Basie, Dexter Gordon, Duke Ellington, Jimmy McGriff, Herbie Mann and more.

NOT3CD187 Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie: Bird & Diz. Pioneers of hard bop jazz together and solo, live and in the studio, on 24 immense tracks.

NUGENE CD £12.50

NUG1402 Ian Siegal: The Picnic Sessions. Leading British bluesman again mixes his talents with some of the best living Mississippi Hill Country bluesmen and comes up trumps. With Alvin Youngblood Hart, Cody Dickinson, Luther Dickinson and Jimbo Mathus, this session has its emphasis on relaxed and spontaneous ‘back porch’ enjoyment.

ONE DAY 2CD £5.95

DAY2CD157 Various: Hoochie Coochie Man - The Chess Story. 50 great tracks from one of the very best labels ever, this features plenty of obvious blues heavy-hitters (Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, etc) but loads of surprises from less likely and quite varied artists, including Sugar Pie DeSanto, TV Slim, Paul Gayten, Clifton Chenier, Jimmy McCracklin, The Moonglows and more.

DAY2CD270 Various: Ding-Dong - The Gee Records Story 1956-62. 50 tracks featuring The Mello-Tones, Ollie Shepard, Anne Kaye, The Heartbeats, Jimmy Wright Orchestra, The Jets, The Upsetters and more.

DAY2CD274 Various: The Very Best Of Doo-Wop. 50 tracks featuring The Del-Vikings, The Moonglows, The Orioles, The Clovers, The Dells, The Spaniels, The Cleftones, The Dominoes, The ‘5’ Royales, The Platters and more.

DAY2CD278 Various: The Melotone Blues Story. 40 tremendous pre-war blues featuring tracks from Mississippi Jook Band, Washboard Sam, Big Bill Broonzy, Buddy Moss, Blind Boy Fuller, Leroy Carr, Charley Jordan, Lucille Bogan, Leadbelly, Lil Johnson, Kid Prince Moore and others.

OUR GATE CD £11.75

OGP014 24 Pesos: Do The Right Thing. Live in the studio recordings from popular UK blues band, full of acoustic and electric slide guitar, rocking rhythms, great songs and funky hooks. Possibly their best album, Paul Jones seems to think so - he has been effusive about it on his Radio 2 programme and the tracks he has featured so far suggests he is on to something.


OSCD052 Various: Soul On The Real Side #3. 20 more lost Modern and Northern soul gems from the archives of Real Soul Records. With Al Green, The Shirelles, The Montclairs, The Main Ingredient, Walter Thomas, The O’Jays and more.

RSCD006 Various: R&B And Classic Soul Volume 2.  24 fantastic treasures featuring Little Willie John, Little Milton, Little Esther, Lightnin’ Slim, Ruth Brown, Mitty Collier, Johnnie & Joe, Spirit Of Memphis, Jimmy Rogers, Otis Rush and more.

PAN AM LP £16.75

180g high quality vinyl with a free MP3 download

LP9152240 Dinah Washington & Clifford Brown: Dinah Washington With Clifford Brown. Splendid jam session in front of a live audience in LA in August 1954 also featuring Clark Terry, Harold Land, Junior Mance, Max Roach and others.

LP9152241 Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong: Ella & Louis. Classic 1956 album also featuring Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Buddy Rich.


PWR27321 Vince Guaraldi: Vince Guaraldi Trio + A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing. First two albums in his own name from innovative jazz pianist, composer and arranger. Originally issued on Fantasy. Alongside Guaraldi is the guitar of Eddie Duran and the bass of Dean Reilly.

PWR27322 Art Tatum: The Greatest Piano of Them All. The complete classic Verve album of solo piano plus seven bonus tracks from the same session and a 12 page booklet.

PWR27323 Kenny Burrell: Kenny Burrell + Swingin’. Two complete classic Blue Note albums on one CD, with legendary jazz guitarists backed by an assortment of jazz legends in a variety of small group formats. With a 16 page booklet.

PWR27324 Dizzy Gillespie & Stuff Smith: Dizzy Gillespie & Stuff Smith. The original Verve album recorded in a quintet alongside a rhythm section led by Wynton Kelly’s piano. This also includes 12 bonus tracks, that were the earlier 1951 Dee Gee session, their first collaboration. Includes a 16 page booklet.

PWR27325 Stan Getz Quartet: The Steamer. The complete Verve album plus a previous quartet session included as a bonus. With a 16 page booklet.


CDSGP1694 Various: The Soul Of Detroit. 56 original tracks from the early stages of the development of Berry Gordy’s Tamla Motown label. With Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Mary Wells, The Temptations, The Marvelettes, The Cotours, The Supremes and more.


CDSGP1136 Art Tatum: The Classic Years, Volume 2. 23 recordings made with Norman Granz as producer between 1954 and 1956 in a small band format. Tatum’s wonderful piano is heard here in the company of a variety of talents, including Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Ben Webster, Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison and more.

RPM CD £9.95

RPM117 Timi Yuro: The Lost Voice Of Soul! Re-issue of a CD that was the first UK compilation of the pick of her albums, hits (mostly for Liberty), B-sides and the Northern Soul rarity It’ll Never Be Over For Me.  26 of the best tracks featuring a powerful voice in such a small package.

RETRO961 The Mike Cotton Sound: The Mike Cotton Sound. 27 tracks from popular mid-1960s pop and beat combo that successfully combined Mike Cotton’s jazz-leaning trumpet and vocals with the rock stylings of band members who variously went  on to the Animals, Argent, The Kinks and The Artwoods. Superbly nostalgic takes of Love Potion No 9, How Long Can This Go On, Harlem Shuffle, Watermelon Man, One Mint Julep and more.

SOLAR 2CD £14.75

4569956 Cannonball Adderley Sextet: Complete Live In Tokyo 1963.  Excellent live set that showcased one of his finest groups, featuring Nat Adderley, Yusef Lateef, Joe Zawinul, Sam Jones and Louis Hayes. On CD for the first time.

SOLAR CD £10.75

4569957 Dizzy Gillespie Quintet:  A Musical Safari - 1961 Montgomery Jazz Festival. A stirring live set on CD for the first time plus a complete set recorded in New York a few months previously featuring the same band members.


600845 Sam Cooke: Cooke’s Tour + Hit Kit. Two of his lesser-known albums (first released in 1959 and 1960), re-mastered and with four bonus tracks.

SPV DVD £12.25

1131587 Elvis Presley: The Man, The Life, The Legend. A documentary telling his amazing story, from his first recordings at Sun Records to his tragic death in 1977.


TW0050 Chip Taylor: The Little Prayers Trilogy. One of the great names in modern Americana, the legendary Chip Taylor is back with possibly his most unique and thought-provoking collection of songs yet, a 3 CD set that features some of Chip's most intense and personal writing


More Japanese re-issues of classic jazz albums

8122795760 Freddie Hubbard: Ride Like The Wind

8122795900 Donald Byrd: Donald Byrd And 125th Street, NYC

8122795735 Sonny Fortune: Infinity Is

8122795737 Shorty Rogers: Clickin’ With Clax

8122796620 Chico Hamilton: Three Faces Of Chico

8122796687 Chico Hamilton Quintet: Gongs East!

8122795759 Eddie Harris: Live At Newport

8122795748 David Newman: The Weapon


Classic albums on high quality 180g vinyl, each typically with a couple of bonus tracks

LP772000 Chet Baker Quartet: Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman.Plus 8 bonus tracks!

LP772001 Grant Green: Nigeria.

LP772002 Jimmy Smith: Confirmation.

LP772003 John Coltrane: The Believer.

LP772004 Sonny Rollins: Rollins Plays For Bird.

LP772005 Jerry Lee Lewis: Jerry Lee’s Greatest.

LP772006 Buddy Holly: Buddy Holly (Second Album)

LP772007 Aretha Franklin: The Electrifyin’ Aretha Franklin

LP772008 Lloyd Price: Sings The Million Sellers.

LP772009 Jackie Wilson: So Much

LP772010 Gene Vincent: A Gene Vincent Record Date.

LP772011 Howlin’ Wolf: Second Album (aka Rockin’ Chair).

WOLF CD £10.95

120832 Vance Kelly: Live At Kingston Mines. Hard-working Chicago bluesman with his second live album for the label. As you would expect, it is full of his soulful vocals and funky guitar.


Reduced price offers - for a limited period, so get in quick!!


5044542 Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men With The Blues.

0963882Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Here We Go Again - Celebrating The Genius Of Ray Charles. Featuring Norah Jones.


3786308 Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze - An Appreciation Of J.J. Cale.16 Cale songs played to honour his passing. Clapton leads but Mark Knopfler, Willie Nelson, Derek Trucks & more chip in


4780205 Robert Plant & Alison Kraus: Raising Sand. The Grammy-winning collaboration from 2007