2 October 2014
The current Red Lick catalogue (no. 180; September-October) includes 6 packed pages of new releases (see 'Brand Spanking New' on pages 3-8). These can be viewed either in the low res pdf version of the catalogue - Red Lick catalogue180 - low res - or at a slightly higher reproduction quality here - Red Lick catalogue 180 - hi res
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Since publication of the catalogue, plenty more new releases have been issued. These can be viewed by downloading our latest New Release Sheet here or by scrolling down the list below.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS £18.95 (pictured)
plus £3.75 UK p&p for this paperback
BK076 Wayne Everett Goins: Blues All Day Long - The Jimmy Rogers Story. A long-overdue biography of legendary Chicago blues guitarist who was instrumental in creating the sound of the Muddy Waters Band in the 1950s and a successful recording career in his own right. A great story, well-researched and written and with rare photos and a detailed discography. Plus a foreword by Kim Wilson. A must-read.
BLUES & RHYTHM MAGAZINE £5.00
(plus £1 p&p on orders under £40; p&p free on orders £40+)
B&R293 Blues & Rhythm October 2014.J.B. Hutto, Blues Boy Hubbard, Otis Ducker, reviews, etc.
ACE CD £10.95
CDCHD1407 The Ventures: In The Vaults Volume 5. Latest in the series, this features 2 rare and 24 previously unreleased sides from the 1960s from enormously successful and influential instrumental rock & roll band.
CDCHD1410 Various:Music City Vocal Groups Volume 2. Second volume of rare (and mostly previously unissued) 1950s doo wop delights from previously untapped vaults of Music City Records of Berkeley, California. The focus here is on uptempo sides, featuring The Holidays, The Midnights, The Gaylarks, The Klixs, The Dialtones and more.
CDCHD1415 Various: Boppin’ By The Bayou - Made In The Shade. The ninth issue within this fantastic series, this again features 28 more rare and often previously-unheard rockin’ sides from the vaults of independent labels of Louisiana in the 1950s and early 1960s such as Swallow, La Louisianne, Goldband, Ron and a host owned by the legendary J.D. Miller. Featuring tracks by Guitar Jeff & The Creoles, Shelby Martin, Warren Storm, Arnold Broussard, Mickey Gilley, Pee Wee Trahan and many more.
CDCHD1416 Various: Ain’t It The Truth! The Ric & Ron Story Volume 2. The second volume telling the story of Joe Ruffino’s Ric And Ron labels and their output of classic New Orleans R&B. The first volume (You Talk Too Much, CDCHD1390) focused on the early years up to 1960, this takes the story on to 1963, featuring 24 stonking tracks from Johnny Adams, Joe ‘Guitar’ Morris, Tommy Ridgley, Eddie Bo, Barbara Lynn, Martha Carter and many more.
ACE CD £7.25
CDCHM1413 Jerry Lee Lewis: The Knox Phillips Sessions. 10 songs recorded by producer Knox Phillips (son of Sam) in in the mid 1970s, cut after-hours and away from the official recordings being made by The Killer during the day. Here Jerry Lee recreates the sheer personality and reckless abandon first heard at Sun in the mid 1950s, An illuminating glimpse into the lasting power of Jerry’s own musical persona. (available on LP on Saguero Road - 30847Z - see page 4 of this release sheet).
ACROBAT CD £10.25
ACMCD4379 Allan Ganley: The Complete Quartet & Jazzmakers Sessions 1957-59. Recordings made by famed British jazz drummer with is own bands, variously including Joe Harriott, Art Ellefson, Ronnie Ross and more. Includes tracks from two rare EPs now on CD for the first time.
ACROBAT 4CD £15.75
ACQCD7076 Miles Davis Quintet Featuring John Coltrane: All Of You - The Last Tour 1960. Another chance to catch the tour that marked Coltrane’s final days of his five year association with the Quintet. This features radio broadcasts and privately recorded sides from the tour plus a revealing interview with Coltrane recorded backstage in Sweden.
ALLIGATOR CD £13.00
ALCD4964 Marcia Ball: The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man. Popular blues singer and pianist with her 16th album full of roadhouse boogie originals plus one cover. Guests include Delbert McClinton.
ARHOOLIE CD £13.50
ARHCD548 Smokey Babe: Way Back In The Country Blues. Rare recordings from little-known bluesman Robert Brown, captured on tape by folklorist Harry Oster in Louisiana and Mississippi in 1960 and 1961. Stunning country blues.
ARHCD7054 Scottdale String Band: Old Folks Better Go To Bed. Sub-titled ‘Early Country Blues, Rags And Breakdowns’, this includes 19 beautiful and immensely charming sides recorded between 1926-1930 from a super band. They may be little known now but were big-sellers in their day. Includes a nice booklet with notes from Tony Russell.
AXE HOUSE CD £12.95
AXE1001 Joanne Shaw Taylor: The Dirty Truth. Fourth album from Brummie blues singer and guitarist recorded in Memphis and another set of earthy, punchy and personal songs.
BACM CD £8.50
BACM460 Various: Custom Made Hillbilly Vol 7. 30 tracks featuring Dickie Damron, Shorty Barnhill, Bob Kinney, Hank Morrison and more
BACM461 Various: Country Gospel Vol 2. 28 tracks featuring The Spires Family, Roy Shepherd, Claude Eldridge, Hoyt Scoggins and more.
BACM462 Idaho Cal & Boots Faye: Heartaches. 22 tracks
BACM463 W. Lee O’Daniel & His Hillbilly Boys: 1935-1938
BACM464 Various: Wisconsin Round-Up. 28 tracks featuring Dave Dudley, Andy Doll, Jimmie Dawson, Larry Lee and more.
BACM465 Various: Country Music On The Excellent Label Vol 1. 28 tracks with Estel Lee, Don Brooks, Hank Drew & more.
BEAR FAMILY LP £18.25
BAF18012 Johnny Burnette: And The Rock ‘N Roll Trio. 12 of the wildest rockabilly sides ever recorded, including The Train Kept A ’Rollin’, Honey Hush, Lonesome Tear In My Eyes and more. All on 180g high quality vinyl.
BAF18026 Etta James: Tell Mama. Possibly her greatest ever single album, recorded in 1967 at FAME studios in Muscle Shoals. 12 tracks inc. I’d Rather Go Blind, Steal Away, Security, The Same Rope& more.
BEAR FAMILY 6CD & DVD £135.00
BCD16947GK Various: Calypso Craze. A massive LP-size box including 173 tracks telling the story of the emergence and popularizing of Calypso music, from its roots in Trinidad to its adoption by American youth in the mid-1950s in and around the emergence of rock and roll. Featuring The Lion, Atilla The Hun, Sir Lancelot, Lord Invader, The Andrews Sisters, Louis Jordan, Eartha Kitt, Nat King Cole, Harry Belafonte, The Mills Brothers, Freddie Mitchell, Hank Snow, Sonny Rollins, The Treniers, Jeri Southern, Robert Mitchum, The Diamonds, Lord Kitchener, Lord Beginner, Mighty Terror, Blind Blake, Mighty Zebra and many more (even Bernard Cribbens and Lance Percival!). The bonus DVD includes a Calypso-Craze feature film made by United Artists never before issued called Calypso Joe (starring Herb Jeffries and Angie Dickinson) plus four short ‘soundies’ from the 1940s and 1950s. And if this is not enough, you also get a 176 page hardback book!! Blimey.
BEAR FAMILY 8CD £175.00
BCD15864HL Various: A Shot In The Dark - Nashville Jumps, Blues And Rhythm On Nashville Independent Labels 1945-1955. Re-issue of large LP-sized format box set featuring 200 tracks from the best artists that recorded blues and R&B sides in and around Nashville after World War II, including Cecil Gant, Wynonie Harris, Christine Kittrell, B.B. King, St Louis Jimmy, Big Three Trio, Sherman Williams, Roosevelt Sykes, Walter Davis, Eddie Jones, Kid King’s Combo, Arthur Gunter, Jerry McCain, Crown Prince Waterford, Julius King and many more. CD8 features interviews with Christine Kittrell, Hutch Carlock and Jim Bulleitt and the set comes with a 284 page hardbound book, with the story of the Nashville R&B scene that these sides were recorded within, song-by-song notes and artist biographies plus lots of rare photos.
BEAR FAMILY 3CD £49.50
BCD17356CR Jim Reeves: Complete Abbott Recordings. Over 200 minutes of the original early session tapes of Gentleman Jim, correctly documented for the first time to include everything he recorded prior to signing with RCA in 1955. Includes every complete performance alongside the likes of Floyd Cramer, Speedy West, Jimmy Day, Bobby Garrett and others plus all surviving false starts and studio chatter. As well as all the Abbott sessions, also included are some 1949 recordings from Macy’s plus early 1950s demos. This set is massively enhanced by a 100 page booklet featuring rare and previously unpublished photos and a discography that also adds interviews with some of the original musicians featured.
BEAR FAMILY 2CD £23.95
BCD17361BS Various: Truckers, Kickers, Country Angels - The Blissed-Out Birth Of Country Rock 1966-1968 Vol 1. 41 tracks chronicling the emergence of country rock as it popularly became known in the 1970s. Includes big names and well-known tracks alongside lesser known artists and rarities - The Byrds, Everly Brothers, Gene Clark & The Gosdin Brothers, Lovin’ Spoonful, Bob Dylan, The Band, The Dillards, Bobbie Gentry and more. Also comes with an extensive booklet full of photos, notes and more.
BEAR FAMILY CD £15.25
BCD17362AH Various: Truckers, Kickers, Country Angels - The Blissed-Out Birth Of Country Rock 1969 Vol 2. 24 more tracks, featuring The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Sir Douglas Quintet, Glen Campbell, The Band, The Corvettes, Elvis Presley, Townes Van Zandt, Linda Ronstadt and more. Again with an extensive booklet of photos, notes & more.
BCD17342AR Various: Atomic Platters. A single CD fillet of the previously issued 5CD & DVD set (BCD16065) presenting the wildest, most radio-active Cold War tracks and US Government public service announcements. This 32 track selection has 5 sides not in the box set and contributions from Wanda Jackson, Connie Francis, Louvin Brothers, Bill Haley And His Comets, Hank King, Buchanan Brothers, Johnny Cash, Elton Britt, Slim Gaillard and many more. With an 80 page colour booklet
BCD17395AH Five Keys And The Nitecaps: Best Of Doo-Wop Classics Vol 2. Re-issue on CD of album originally issued in the 1980s on Bob Jones’ Detour Records label of 16 doo-wop lovelies. 16 page booklet.
BCD17388AH Various: Groove Jumping. Another CD release of a 1980s album originally issued on Bob Jones’ Detour Records label, this is sub-titled ‘14 Classic Rockin’ R&B Tracks From RCA’s Groove Label’ and features Sonny Terry, Roy Gaines, Du-Droppers, Five Keys, Big John Greer, Mr Bear, Tiny Kennedy and Mickey & Sylvia. With a 24 page booklet.
BCD17391AH Various: Still Groove Jumping. A second helping of tracks on a 1980s LP on Bob Jones’ Detour Records label, these 16 tracks (again subtitles ‘Classic Rockin’ R&B Tracks From RCA’s Groove Label’) feature Larry Dale, Roy Gaines, Piano Red, Arthur Crudup, Jack Dupree and more, 24 page booklet.
BCD17390AH Various: More Ballroom Kings. Another from Bob Jones’ Detour Label of the 1980s now on CD for the first time, this includes 16 tracks featuring the great early country sides of Hank Penny, Pee Wee King, Wade Ray, Johnny Lee Wills, Elton Britt, Jim Boyd, Rosalie Allen, Texas Jim Robertson & His Panhandle Punchers and more. 36 page booklet.
BCD17393AH Various: Hillbilly Houn’ Dawgs. 1980s LP originally on Bob Jones’ Detour Label of the 1980s now on CD for the first time, this time featuring 16 early country crackers from Janis Martin, Wade Ray, Eddie Marshall, The Davis Sisters, Terry Fell, Jack Turner and more. 32 page booklet.
BCD17320AH Jo Ann Campbell: Boogie Woogie Country Girl.Latest in the popular Juke Box Pearls series, this features popular fifties rock & roll singer on 37 tracks recorded for Point, Eldorado, Gone, Rori and ABC-Paramount. As well as the re-mastered and previously unavailable gems on offer, there is also a 44 page booklet containing a detailed discography, photos and liner notes on her life and career.
BCD17379AH Johnny Tillotson: Travellin’ On Foreign Grounds. 24 tracks from his MGM years of 1964-1966 following his earlier big-selling pop successes. These sides blend his pop and country sides and the 24 tracks here focus on his international hits mostly sung in other languages (where English equivalents were not recorded). Excellent booklet.
BEAT GOES PUBLIC CD £7.25
CDBGPM281 Gil Scott Heron: Free Will. Re-issue of 1972 album of songs and poems put to music taken from master tapes plus, as a bonus, alternate takes of most of the tracks.
CDBGPM282 Pretty Purdie: Soul Is… Legendary soul drummer Bernard Purdie with a rare solo release from the Flying Dutchman label in the 1970s, featuring Richard Tee, Cornell Dupree, Jerry Jemmott and Ralph McDonald.
CDBGPM283 Gato Barbieri: El Pampero. Exciting jazz saxophonist captured live on a semi-acoustic 4 track set at Montreux in 1971, supported by Bernard Purdie (drums), Lonnie Liston Smith (keyboards) and Nana Vasconcelos (percussion).
CDBGPM284 The Esoteric Circle: George Russell Presents The Esoteric Circle. Rare gem of late 1960s European jazz presented as debut of saxophonist Jan Garbarek and others who went on to become stalwarts of later ECM releases.
BIG3 3CD £5.50
BT3080 Various: Leiber & Stoller - The Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection. A 60 track celebration of the songwriting talents of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, featuring Elvis, The Drifters, Etta James, The Clovers, The Coasters, Jimmy Witherspoon, Big John Greer, LaVern Baker, Little Esther, etc.
BT3081 Duke Ellington: The Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection. 60 of his best, most historic sides,1920s to 1950s.
BLUE MOON CD £11.75
BMCD853 Jonah Jones: The Unsinkable Jonah Jones Swings The Unsinkable Molly Brown + Jazz Bonus. Two albums for Capitol from the early 1960s from popular jazz trumpeter, plus three bonus tracks.
BLUE NOTE LP £19.95
More high quality vinyl re-issues of iconic jazz classics
3786072 Lou Donaldson: Lush Life.
3786470 Bud Powell: The Amazing Bud Powell.
3786069 Wayne Shorter: Juju.
3786068 Herbie Hancock: Speak Like A Child.
CHROME DREAMS CD £10.00
SMCD932 Steve Earle: Down At The Club. Unreleased radio broadcast featuring great songs and between-song chat.
SMCD933 Lynyrd Skynyrd: Chattanooga Choo Choo. Live radio broadcast material from 1975 in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Los Angeles.
COLUMBIA CD £12.75
88875014292 Leonard Cohen: Popular Problems. The 13th studio album from Laughing Len and follow up to the marvelous 2012 return of Old Ideas (88697986712). With nine new songs - not bad for a fellow that has just turned 80!
COMPASS CD £13.15
COM46332 Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen: Cold Spell. 10 tracks from a revered quartet on the contemporary American bluegrass scene (newgrass bluegrass anyone?), featuring a compelling mix of banjo, mandolin, guitar and acoustic bass.
CONCORD JAZZ 3CD £18.25
CJA3568502 Chick Corea Trio: Trilogy. Grammy-award winning jazz pianist with a series of live recordings made around the world alongside Christian McBride (bass) and Brian Blade (drums).
CROSSCUT CD £13.15
CCD111108 BB & The Blues Shacks: Businessmen. Leading blues band on the European circuit with new album of all original numbers plus one cover (John Brim’s It Was A Dream)
DAPTONE CD £13.15
DAP-033 Naomi Shelton And The Gospel Queens: Cold World. Another excellent release from a label committed to keeping classic 60s soul music alive. This album adds a gospel-tinged sound on 12 corking tracks, including a lovely version of O.V. Wright’s Everybody Knows to close out the album.
DELMARK CD £13.00
DE839 Mississippi Heat: Warning Shot. Another collection of straight-ahead Chicago blues and boogie from popular band led by ace harmonica player and singer Pierre Lacocque.
DELMARK LP £17.95
LPDF2833 Magic Sam: Live At The Avant Garde. High quality vinyl edition of sensational live album from 1968. This has been a massive seller on CD (DE833) and will no doubt find favour among you vinyl lovers. A Chicago blues blast!
DEVIL’S TUNES CD £13.15
DEVICD002 John Lee Hooker: I’m Going Home. Hisfirst ever album length recording session released as it was recorded for the first time. Captured on June 10 1958 in Chicago, this features just Hooker and his vocals and guitar along with Everett McCrary (bass) and Richard Johnson (drums) on 12 tracks including Drive Me Away, Lou Della, I Love You Honey, Nightmare and more. With extensive liner notes by Dick Porter
DEVIL’S TUNES LP £17.95
DEVILP002 John Lee Hooker: I’m Going Home. With 10 of the tracks from the CD on high quality 180g vinyl.
DOCUMENTS 2CD £7.95
222235 Various: Jewish Songs - Traditionals 1911-1950. Re-promotion of 2CD set featuring Joseph Szigeti, Molly Picon, Abe Schwartz Orchestra, Joseph Moskowitz & more.
DOCUMENTS 10CD £13.95
223006 Various: Boogie Woogie. Re-promotion of fantastic set of 200 classic boogie woogie piano sides featuring Little Brother Montgomery, Speckled Red, Pinetop Smith, Big Maceo, Albert Ammons, Jimmy Yancey, Meade Lux Lewis, James P Johnson, Earl Hines, Champion Jack Dupree, Clarence Lofton and many more.
600183 Johnny Cash: 10 Original Albums & Bonus Tracks. Historic recordings made between 1957 and 1960 including 10 albums plus assorted rare sides.
600178 Dave Brubeck: Take Five - Portrait Of A Legend. Includes 16 original albums from legendary jazz pianist recorded between 1946 and 1960, as a solo musician and in the company of Paul Desmond, Cal Tjader, Joe Morello and more.
600174 Various: Memphis Vol 3 - Recordings From The Legendary Sun Studios. 189 massive tracks from Sam Phillips historic Sun Studios, full of blues, R&B, rockabilly and country classics incorporating genre-defining tracks and artists plus plenty of rarities and obscurities. With Carl Perkins, Bill Justis, Charlie Feathers, Charlie Rich, Johnny Cash, Slim Rhodes, Joe Hill Louis, B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Dr Ross, Lost John Hunter, Billy Red Love, Evangelist Gospel Singers Of Alabama, Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, Tiny Kennedy, Bobbie & The Boys, Brad Suggs and many more.
DREAMCOVERS CD £11.95
Classic jazz albums with mini LP replica sleeves & bonus tracks
6085 Miles Davis: Round About Midnight.
6086 Chet Baker: Sextet & Quartet.
6087 Miles Davis: Miles Ahead.
DUST TO DIGITAL CD £12.95
DTD-36 Various: Arkansas At 78 RPM - Corn Dodgers & Hoss Hair Pullers. 26 re-mastered hillbilly and early country rarities from the 1920s and 1930s with a 32 page booklet featuring notes from Tony Russell. Due in any day and, like all Dust-To-Digital releases, it is bound to be a corker!!
EAGLE CD £10.25
EAGCD535 Gary Moore: Live At Bush Hall 2007. Concert first broadcast by Planet Rock radio featuring tracks from his Close As You Getalbum plus others from his back catalogue.
ECM CD £14.95
3780663 Mark Turner Quartet: Lathe Of Heaven. Admired jazz saxophonist on label debut as band leader, recorded in New York in June 2013 with kindred spirits Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Joe Martin (double bass) & Marcus Gilmore (drums).
EL TORO CD £13.15
ETCD6060 Terry O’Connel & His Pilots: If You Give Me One More Try. Authentic sounding and exciting rockabilly from contemporary Scandinavian band
ETCD1070 Various: It’s A Scream!! A superb compilation of rockin’ sounds favoured by DJs at the popular Screamin’ Festivals. With Wynonie Harris, Rickie Nelson, The Midnighters, Bull Moose Jackson, Little Esther, Howlin’ Wolf, Joe Hill Louis, Ronnie Hawkins, Big Al Downing and more.
ENLIGHTENMENT 6CD £12.75
EN6CD9020 The Louvin’ Brothers: Complete Recorded Works 1952-1962. Almost 400 minutes of the best country music ever recorded, including previously un-heard sides.
ENLIGHTENMENT 5CD £12.45
EN5CD9021 Donald Byrd: The Definitive Classic Blue Note Collection. With 400 minutes of superb jazz in the company other legends such as John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Thelonious Monk.
ESSENTIAL JAZZ CLASSICS CD £9.75
EJC55649 Grant Green: Nigeria. Original LP from jazz guitar legend, in a quartet format with Sonny Clark (piano), Sam Jones (bass) and Art Blakey (drums). Includes 3 bonus tracks from the same period.
ESP CD £11.50
ESP4036 Bud Powell: Live At The Blue Note Café, Paris 1961. 11 great bebop piano sides, also featuring Kenny Clarke (drums), Zoot Sims (tenor sax) and Pierre Michelot (bass).
FABULOUS 2CD £5.75
FADCD2046 Mary Lou Williams: The Mary Lou Williams Collection 1927-59. 50 great sides in the company of Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds Of Joy, Coleman Hawkins, Don Byas, Wardell Gray, Benny Goodman, Booker Collins and more.
FANTASTIC VOYAGE 3CD £11.95
FVTD200 Various: In The Shadow Of Sun - Memphis Area R&B And Rock & Roll. A mighty 101 track survey of the rockin’ records released in and around Memphis in the 1950s in the wake of the success of Sun Records. Featuring sides originally issued on Meteor, Ekko, OJ, Peak, Moon and Sky from the likes of Fenton Robinson, Joe Hill Louis, Little Milton, Roosevelt Sykes, Lynn Pratt, Eddie Cash, Tommy Hawk, Johnny Burnette, Curley Griffin, Charlie Feathers and many more.
FVTD204 Various: Hoosier Daddy - Mar-Vel And The Birth Of Indiana Rockabilly. Compiled by Dave Penny, these 105 tracks tell the story of pioneering record man Harry Glenn and his Mar-Vel’ and Glenn labels, which brought country rock ‘n roll to the sate of Indiana. Among the many rarities (from Gllenn’s labels and others) are tracks from Bob Burton, Rex Jennings, Sherry Lee, Billy Nix, Harold Allen, Skip Cody, Billy Love, Jack Bradshaw, Ronnie Haig, Bill Sherrell and many more.
FVTD205 Various: Right Now - Atlantic Club Soul And Deep Cuts. 86 tremendous rhythm & blues, soul, blues and rock & roll releases from the hallowed Atlantic label, and its Atco offshoot. Swoon to the delightful offerings from Bettye LaVette, Solomon Burke, Ray Charles, Professor Longhair, Ruth Brown, The Clovers, T-Bone Walker, Dale Hawkins, Sticks McGhee, King Curtis, Joe Turner, Barbara Lewis, Joe Morris and more.
FANTASTIC VOYAGE 2CD £10.45
FVDD198 Various: Soul City - Philadelphia. Fifth in the series of city by city early 1960s soul compilations, this has 60 tracks from V-Tone, Cameo/Parkway Chancellor, Heritage and other independent labels, featuring Bobby Parker, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, The Orlons, Al Downing, The Majors, Chubby Checker, Solomon Burke, Lee Andrews and more.
FVDD203 Various: Soul City - New Orleans. Latest in city by city guide to the evolution of soul music in the late 1950s and early 1960s, this has 60 belters from within the Big Easy, including Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe, Barbara Lynn, Tommy Ridgley, Huey Smith & The Clowns, Bobby Marchan, Lee Dorsey, Aaron Neville, Eddie Bo, Joe Jones and more.
FAT POSSUM CD £9.75
More re-issues of famed Hi albums from legendary soul men.
FPH13082 O.V. Wright: Into Something (Can’t Shake Loose).
FPH12882 Swamp Dogg: Cuffed, Collared & Tagged.
FAVORED NATION 2CD £13.35
FN2860 Tommy Emmanuel: The Guitar Mastery Of Tommy Emmanuel. Deluxe compilation of some of the critically acclaimed songs of revered Australian acoustic guitar player. These tracks have been selected from his most recent albums but there are two brand new songs exclusive to this release.
FREMEAUX CD £13.50
FA5470 Frank Sinatra: Live In Paris June 1962. Previously unreleased sides from concerts and other broadcasts, featuring versions of some of his biggest hits.
FA5458 Various: Antilles En Fête. A couple of differing types of French West Indian musical traditions recorded in 1973; the first has popular dance music featuring clarinet and trombone; the other is guitar and violin music of family re-unions.
FA545 Romane: Acoustic Quartet. Leading figure of gypsy jazz guitar renaissance with 12 sublime new sides.
FREMEAUX 3CD £18.75
FA5466 Ray Charles: Live In Paris 1961-62. Indispensable live recordings from the autumn of 1961 and Spring of 1962, featuring Brother Ray in his pomp on lots of his biggest hits and some lesser known numbers.
FA1338 Charlie Parker: Integrale Vol 8 1950. 57 hot tracks.
FA5462 Various: Jazz On Screen 1929-1962. 68 marvellous jazz tracks as featured in movie soundtracks, including Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Shorty Rogers, Hoagy Carmichael, Elmer Bernstein, Henry Mancini, Sidney Bechet, John Lewis, Freddie Redd, Kenyon Hopkins, Claude Luter, Fats Waller, Martial Solal, Shelly Manne and more.
FRESH SOUND CD £11.75
FSR1666 Donald Byrd: Byrd Jazz. Captured live in Detroit on August 23 1955, originally issued on Transition.
FSRCD837 Manny Albam/Ernie Wilkins: The Drum Suite. Massive-selling 1956 album featuring a six part suite composed by Albam and Wilkins for four drummers in front of a small jazz group. This set includes another set recorded four years later as Son Of Drum Suite
FSRCD838 Paul Smith Trio & Quartet: The Big Men + The Sound Of Music. Two swinging sessions from jazz pianist originally issued on Verve in the early 1960s.
FSRCD840 Brew Moore: Svingtet 14 - In Europe. Tenor saxophonist live in Copenhagen in 1962 on a set of jazz ballads and standards featuring Swedish and Danish musicians.
FRESH SOUND 2CD £17.95
FSRCD834 King Fleming Trio: Misty Night + Stand By + The Weary Traveler. Chicago jazz pianist on albums from the early 1960s for Argo and Cadet.
FSRCD835 Buddy Tate: Tate’s Date + Tate-A-Tate + Groovin’ With Buddy Tate. Three sensational Prestige-Swingville albums from the early 1960s.
FSRCD836 Donald Byrd: Transition Session. Includes the mid 1950s albums Byrd’s Eye View, Watkins At Large and Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill, all featuring various members of his fellow Jazz Messengers and other major jazz players of the era.
FSRCD839 Tubby Hayes: Tubby The Tenor + Tubby’s Back In Town + Boston ‘64. Epic and Smash albums recorded during his triumphant visits to the USA in the early 1960s plus a previously unreleased session with pianist Ray Santisi’s trio captured in Boston 1964.
GONZO CD £13.25
HST178CD Mick Abrahams: All Said And Done. Excellent blues-rock outing including seven originals plus covers of Black Night, Let Me Love You Baby, I Wonder Who, Billy The Kidand an 11 minute plus version of Cat’s Squirrel.
HST270CD Mick Abrahams Band: Live In Forli. More excellent blues rock from popular British guitarist, this time live and cooking.
GRAPPA CD £13.15
GRCD4459 John Surman & Bergen Big Band: Another Sky. Foremost British jazz composer and saxophonist joins forces with leading Norwegian big band to deliver six of his own compositions plus a Thelonious Monk cover.
GVC 2CD £9.50
GVC2039 Various: The Jimmy Spruill Story. Superb R&B guitarist sideman who made his mark on many classic sides and here are a massive 60 of them. Great tracks from Wilbert Harrison, Elmore James, Tarheel Slim, Bobby Marchan, Buster Brown, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Dave ‘Baby’ Cortez, Lee Dorsey, Maxine Brown, Bobby Lewis and more (including a number with Spruill as the front man)
HARMLESS 2CD & DVD £19.95
HURTXCD125 Various: Northern Soul - The Soundtrack. Soundtrack to forthcoming film Northern Soul, featuring songs featured in the film plus lots more Northern Soul classics, featuring Billy Butler, The Velvets, Don Varner, Edwin Starr, Eddie Holman, Melba Moore, Linda Jones, Sam Dees and more. The DVD includes interviews on the making of the film plus complementary bonus features.
HIGHNOTE CD £14.75
HCD7266 Andy Bey: Pages From An Imaginary Life. Solo vocal and piano performances from under-appreciated jazz talent. With 15 tracks including My Foolish Heart, I’ve Got A Right To Sing The Blues, Love For Sale, Worried Life Blues, Take The ‘A’ Train, All Roads Lead Back To You and more.
HCD7267 Freddy Cole: Singing The Blues. Revered jazz and blues singer with superb set paying tribute to people and places that have influenced his life and career. 11 tracks including Goin’ Down Slow, Meet Me At No Special Place, An Old Piano Plays The Blues, This Time I’m Gone For Goodand more.
HIGHWAY 20 RECORDS 2CD £13.25
H2001 Lucinda Williams: Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone. The 11th studio album from highly regarded American singer-song-writer, again incorporating country, soul, blues and more into 20 superbly sung and played tracks.
HOODOO CD £10.25
263491 Jimmy Witherspoon: Roots + Jimmy Witherspoon.A re-mastered edition of the Rootsalbum with Ben Webster and the eponymous 1960 Crown album, plus 3 bonus tracks.
263492 Big Mama Thornton: Rock-A-Bye Baby - The 1950-1961 Recordings. 29 barn-storming sides for labels such as Peacock, Duke, Irma and Bay-Tone, featuring Hound Dog, I Smell A Rat, Tom Cat, Don’t Talk Back, etc.
263493 The Contours: Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance). Plus 8 bonus tracks.
263494 B.B. King: The Blues + Blues In My Heart. Plus 4 bonus tracks
263495 Brook Benton: Lie To Me + Endlessley.Plus 4 bonus tracks.
ICONOGRAPHY CD £9.95
ICON042 John Fogerty: The Rock & Roll All-Stars. A 1986 all-star concert co-ordinated by John Fogerty paying tribute to, and raising funds for, US Vietnam veterans.
ICON044 Johnny Winter: Good Love In San Diego. Previously unreleased radio broadcast on local KBFH FM
IMPULSE CD £12.95
3784182 Charlie Haden & Jim Hall: Charlie Haden & Jim Hall. Re-issue of stunning jazz guitar and bass duo performance at the 1990 Montreux Festival.
JASMINE 2CD £10.95
JASCD760 Otis Williams & The Charms: Ivory Tower & Other Great Hits - Singles Collection 1953-1958. 63 classic doo wop tracks and most comprehensive overview of popular R&B vocal group.
JASCD748 Various: Don’t Make Me Over - The Songs Of Burt Bacharach & Hal David. Includes 60 recordings from the early years of their song-writing partnership between 1957-1962, featuring Dionne Warwick, Chuck Jackson, The Shirelles, The Drifters, Tommy Sands, Dee Clark, Tommy Hunt, Jerry Butler and many more (even Dick Van Dyke!!)
JASCD754 Various: Treat Me Nice! The Songs Of Leiber & Stoller. 64 tracks from the first ten years of their time writing hits together, 1952-1962. Featuring The Coasters, The Clovers, Lavern Baker, Georgia Gibbs, Big Mama Thornton, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Elvis Presley, Charles Brown, Amos Milburn, Little Willie Littlefield, Mabel Scott, Rufus Thomas, etc
JEROME LP £19.75
JRL005LP Various: Go Devil Go! Rare vintage gospel sides selected from big-selling Fire In My Bones 3CD set on Tompkins Square (TSQ2271) but this time on lovely vinyl. 14 tracks featuring Elder S Patterson & The Christian Crusaders, Rev Utah Smith, Mississippi Nightingales, Madam Ira Mae Littlejohn, Little Ax & The Golden Echoes and more.
JSP 4CD £14.50
JSP958 Eddie Condon: Classic Sessions 1927-1949. Re-issue of one of JSP’s earliest jazz box sets, re-packaged with new artwork and catalogue number. The marvelous re-mastering from John R.T. Davies on the 98 tracks by superb jazz guitarist remains un-touched however, with great playing alongside Bud Freeman, Coleman Hawkins, Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Jack Teagarden, Muggsy Spanier and more.
JSP77137 Lefty Frizzell: Selected Sides 1950-1959. 100 early sides from genuine country music honky tonk legend including his initial 1950 hit of If You’ve Got The Money (I’ve Got The Time) right through to 1959’s massive Long Black Veil. He continued to record for a much longer period but was never as popular or perhaps as good as on the tracks included here.
JSP 5CD £14.50
JSP975 Judy Garland: The Garland Variations. 115 re-mastered tracks featuring versions of songs she recorded more than once, providing stirring evidence of her adaptability and talent of interpretation.
JSP CD £10.25
JSP8854 Lucky Peterson: Travelin’ Man. 11 track studio album from multi-talented contemporary favourite produced by Steve Washington (who also co-wrote most songs).
JSP5403 Various: Ya Gotta Quit Kickin’ My Dog Around. 21 stunning old-timey, folk, country and hillbilly blues sides from way back when that seeded the folk revival of the 1960s and beyond. Selected from the fantastic series of JSP box sets that are already available, this works as an ideal sampler of the deeper delights that are available but it is pretty stupendous in its own right (we would say this of course, given it was compiled by Red Lick founder and former owner, Ken Smith). Great sounds of Cliff Carlisle, Grayson & Whitter, the Carter Family, Frank Hutchison, the Delmore Brothers, Jimmie Rodgers, Clarence Ashley, Darby & Tarlton and more.
JUMP CD £12.95
JUMP1237 Evergreen Classic Jazz Band: Early Tunes 1915-1932. Popular jazz revivalist band recreate the sounds of the early years of recorded jazz led by the fine tuba playing and arrangements of leader Tom Jacobus.
KENT LP £13.25
HIQLP018 Sam Dees: Take One - The Origin Of Twelve 70s Soul Masterpieces. Soul giant of the 1970s with 12 of his great singer/songwriter demos on vinyl for the first time. High quality 180g coloured vinyl.
LAKE CD £13.15
LACD333 Ken Mathieson’s Classic Jazz Orchestra: Clarinet Gumbo. A refreshing take from contemporary Glasgow-based band on a number of tunes closely associated with jazz clarinet players of a by-gone era, such as Sidney Bechet, Barney Bigard, Jimmy Noone, Ed Hall and more.
LOOSE CD £10.25
VJCD218 Justin Townes Earle: Single Mothers. New album of 10 personal and heart-felt songs from son of Steve Earle and now one of the leading light of the contemporary Americana scene.
MYSTIC CD £12.95
MYSCD217 Virgil & The Accelerators: Army Of Three. Highly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s critically-acclaimed studio debut The Radium (MYSCD205), this again features a superb hard blues rock edge from three seriously young Brits going places.
NONESUCH CD £12.95
7559795373 Robert Plant: Lullaby… And The Ceaseless Roar. First new album from Led Zep’s former front-man since 2010’s Band Of Joy. With 11 new tracks, nine of which are originals, alongside an excellent band of musicians (The Sensational Space Shifters) that feature Justin Adams on guitars, bendirs, djembe, tehardant and backing vocals.
NOT NOW 2CD £5.50
NOT2CD549 Ray Charles/Milt Jackson: Soul Brothers Meeting. The iconic Soul Brothers and Soul Meeting albums plus bonus tracks.
NOT2CD551 Johnny Cash: The Sun Singles Collection. 38 majestic early sides.
NOT2CD552 The Coasters: Very Best Of
NOT NOW 3CD £6.95
NOT3CD168 Various: The Greenwich Village Folk Scene. 60 tracks featuring Bob Dylan, Doc Watson, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and more.
NOT3CD171 Roland Kirk: We Free Kings. Featuring three classic albums - We Free Kings, Kirk’s Work and Domino.
NOT3CD172 The Platters: Ultimate Collection. 60 tracks.
OCORA CD £12.45
C583053 Flora Molton: Gospel Songs. Recorded live at the Avignon Festival in 1987, this features little known guitar gospel evangelist on a set of 18 stirring songs, full of passion, charm and religious fervour. A star performer on the legendary Living Country Blues series (first issued by L+R and later re-released by Evidence), this is a rare chance to catch a marvellous artist perform a set of (mostly) traditional gospel classics.
OKEH CD £12.75
88843074612 Bill Frisell: Guitar In The Space Age. Guitarist and composer draws together the guitar sounds of the 1950s and 1960s that first excited him to take up the instrument. Includes music learned from the repertoires of Pete Seeger, The Byrds, Junior Wells, Duane Eddy, The Kinks, The Beach Boys, Dick Dale, The Ventures. Chet Atkins, Speedy West, Merle Travis and others.
OMNIA 6CD £22.95
348261 Miles Davis & John Coltrane: Complete Studio Recordings - The Master Takes. All titles from their collective discography recorded between 1955 and 1961 plus four bonus live performances and a 40 page book.
ONE DAY 2CD £5.95
DAY2CD259 Various: Werewolf - The Dolton Records Story 1959-1962,
DAY2CD260 Various: Sixty Minute Man - The Madison Records Story 1958-1961. 40 tracks featuring The Untouchables, King Victor, The Freckles, Eddie Delmar and more.
DAY2CD261 Various: I’m Ready - The Modern Story. 50 tracks with John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Witherspoon, Hadda Brooks, Jesse Belvin, Elmore James, The Cadets, Jimmy Beasley and more
DAY2CD262 Carl Perkins: The Rockabilly Years. 40 all-time classic rockabilly sides.
DAY2CD265 Various: The Chess Rockabilly Story. 32 lively sides featuring Eddie Fontaine, Dale Hawkins, Mel Robbins, Gene Simmons, Rod Bernard, Bobby Sisco and more.
OUTTA SIGHT CD £11.95
OSCD050 Various: Deep Soul Moments - Sometime, Someplace, Somewhere. 27 sublime examples of deep soul from the mid 196os, paying homage to the spirit and work of soul music propagandist, Dave Godin. Features Judy Clay, Gene Allison, Little Joe Hinton, Nancy Love, Cookie Gabriel, Elmore Morris and more.
PALMETTO CD £13.45
PM2169 Matt Wilson Quartet & John Medeski: Gathering Call. New album from excellent jazz quartet featuring keyboard star John Medeski on a set of Wilson originals plus well-chosen versions of numbers written by Duke Ellington, Charlie Rouse, Butch Warren and more.
PLASTIC SOHO 2CD £10.95
PLSOH025 Gram Parsons: Live New York 1973 (Featuring Emmylou Harris). Live radio broadcast made while touring to promote his GP album. Lots of favourites from his albums plus rarely heard covers plus some demos and out-takes from recordings sessions of the period.
POLL WINNERS 2CD £14.50
PWR27320 Joe Harriott: Abstract + Southern Horizons + Free Form. Three quintet albums from between 1959 and 1962 from Jamaican jazz saxophonist who was such a major influence on the British jazz scene of the period. Includes bonus tracks from between 1955-56 and a 20 page booklet.
PRESSURE DROP 5CD BOX SET £24.50
PDROPBOX25 Laurel Aitken: Original Albums Collection. Includes four classic 1960s studio albums (Ska With Laurel; Laurel Aitken Says Fire; Scandal In A Brixton Market; and The High Priest Of Reggae) plus a 24 track singles and rarities collection. 72 tracks of the trail-blazing ska, blue-beat and reggae, invoking a real sense of London in the sixties.
PRIMO 2CD £6.00
PRMCD6159 Ray Price: The Essential Early Recordings. 40 prime slices of excellent honky tonk country from under-rated singer.
PRMCD6160 Johnny Otis: The Essential Recordings. 40 sides from the Godfather Of Rhythm & Blues demonstrating his talents as a bandleader, singer, arranger, composer, producer and more. Featuring vocals from Little Esther, Mel Walker, Wynonie Harris, Big Mama Thornton, Little Richard, Jimmy Rushing and more.
PROPER 4CD £13.95
PROPERBOX188 Charles Mingus: Mingus Moods. A marvellous set that covers the recordings made during one of his peak periods between 1956 and 1960 when he released many of his iconic albums. Selections from these albums are featured here on a 40 track jazz masterclass. With a 32 page booklet.
PROVOGUE 2LP £21.95
PRD70201 Walter Trout: Life In The Jungle. Latest in an on-going series of limited edition re-issues of Walter’s Provogue back catalogue on high quality vinyl to commemorate 25th year as a solo recording artist. Here is his ground-breaking 1990 blues-rock LP that established his reputation as a star in his own right.
PROVOGUE LTD EDITION CD £14.95
PRD74415 Joe Bonamassa: Different Shades Of Blue. First new studio album for two years and first to feature all-original material, This has a more experimental edge but still retaining a commitment to the blues. This initial edition is a limited issue version inclusive of a 64 page booklet, returning to a standard CD version when sold out.
PROVOGUE LP £19.95
PRD74411 Joe Bonamassa: Different Shades Of Blue. High quality 180g vinyl version of the new album.
RAVEN 2CD £23.45
RVCD380 Chet Atkins: Four Master Class Albums 1978-1997. Includes four albums - Guitar Monsters with Les Paul, Neck And Neck with Mark Knopfler, Sneakin’ Around with Jerry Reed and The Day Finger Pickers Took Over The Worldwith Tommy Emmanuel.
RVCD379 Guy Clark: An American Dream - 4 Classic Albums 1978-1992. Albums for Warner Brothers and Asylum - Guy Clark, The South Coast Of Texas, Better Days and Boats To Build - featuring contributions from Albert Lee, Jerry Douglas, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Emmons, Rosanne Cash and more.
RED RIVER 3CD £14.95
RRECD154 Dale Watson: The Truckin’ Sessions Trilogy. Popular old-style rockabilly, honky tonk and Bakersfield country adherent with his debut Truckin’ Sessions volume from 1998, the 2009 follow up plus bonus CD of new tracks.
RHINO 3CD £18.75
8122795833 Grateful Dead: Wake Up To Find Out. Official debut release of live show at the Nassau Coliseum on March 29 1990 as part of their USA tour.
RUF CD & DVD £16.50
RUF1206 Mike Zito And The Wheel: Songs From The Road. Hot and in full flight on his home turf of Texas on January 10th 2014. Live versions of fans favourites from his recent albums and a must for fans.
RUF 2CD £13.95
RUF1208 Various: Ruf Records 20 Years Anniversary. 28 corking tracks recorded for the label over the 20 years of existence, featuring Walter Trout, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Savoy Brown, Samantha Fish, Erja Lyytinen, Luther Allison, Mike Zito, Oli Brown, Devon Allman, Jeff Healey, Dani Wilde and more.
SACKVILLE CD £12.95
SK3008 Don Pullen: Richard’s Tune.
SAGUERO ROAD LP £21.75
30847Z Jerry Lee Lewis: The Knox Phillips Sessions - The Unreleased Recordings. 11 songs recorded by producer Knox Phillips (son of Sam) in in the mid 1970s. These were cut after-hours and away from the official recordings being made by The Killer during the day, recreating the sheer personality and reckless abandon first heard at Sun in the mid 1950s, An illuminating glimpse into the lasting power of Jerry’s own musical persona. (available on CD on Ace - CDCHM1413 - see page 1 of this release sheet).
SALVO CD & DVD £13.25
SALVOSVX031 Canned Heat: Live In Europe 1973.
SALVOSVX032 Bad Company: Live At Wembley
SALVOSVX033 George Thorogood & The Destroyers: 30th Anniversary Tour - Live.
SEXY INTELLECTUAL DVD £11.50
LFM411 Elvis Presley: Winds Of Change. The story of his early Sun sessions, featuring contributions from those that were there plus music journalists and writers. With rare footage and photos and the earth-shaking music, including That’s All Right Mama, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, I Don’t Care If The Sun Don’t Shine, Milkcow Blues Boogie and more.
SIGNATURE CD £13.15
SIG2021 Eilen Jewell: Sea Of Tears. Elegant folk-inspired singer-songwriter incorporating a winning mix of vintage R&B, Chicago blues, early rockabilly and more.
SIG2068 Various: Link Of Chains - A Songwriters Tribute To Chris Smither. 15 versions of songs written by revered singer songwriter from fans including Bonnie Raitt, Dave Alvin, Loudon Wainwright III, Mary Gauthier, Jorma Kaukonen, Josh Ritter and more.
SIGNET CD £12.45
SMO1 Peggy Seeger: Everything Changes. Folk royalty releases her 22nd album in her 80th year, still full of passion, intelligence and humour.
SMITH & CO 2CD £11.45
SCCD11365 Bob Dylan: Folk Singer - Humdinger Volume 2 - Just About As Good As It Gets. The first CD features more private performances, live sides and radio performances from the early 1960s in Greenwich Village and Minneapolis before he started to release albums. The second CD includes Bob’s appearances as harmonica sideman (often under his famed alias of Blind Boy Grunt) on rare sides from Big Joe Williams, Dick Farina & Eric Von Schmidt, Carolyn Hester and Harry Belafonte.
SMOKE SESSIONS CD £14.75
SSR1402 Harold Mabern: Right On Time. 77 year old pianist on eleven classic jazz and American Songbook standards, ably supported by just a bass and drums. Includes The Nearness Of You, My Favorite Things, Don’t Get Around Much Any Moreand others. Superb.
SSR1407 Jimmy Cobb: The Original Mob. Legendary jazz drummer now in his seventies but still full of beans in the company of former students now making big names for themselves in jazz circles, including Brad Mehldau (piano), John Webber (bass) and Peter Bernstein (guitar). 10 greta tracks including versions of Old Devil Moon, Nobody Else But Me, Minor Blues and more.
SONY CD £4.95
88875002992 The Kinks: Best Of The Kinks. Excellent 17 tracks compilation at a bargain price, featuring You Really Got Me, See My Friends, Sunny Afternoon, Days, Lolaand more.
88875016482 Shuggie Otis: The Best Of Shuggie Otis. 18 track selection of his best sides.
SONY CD £12.75
Two re-mastered albums released posthumously in 1971 but unavailable for quite a while. Until now...
88843099662 Jimi Hendrix: Rainbow Bridge.
88843099652 Jimi Hendrix: The Cry Of Love.
SONY CD £12.75
88875005012 Madeski, Schofield, Martin & Wood: Juice. New album from long-time jazz collaborators, this time focussing on African-based musical forms.
SONY CD & DVD £13.95
88875008872 Santana: Corazon - Live From Mexico.
SONY BOOKSETS SERIES 5CD £17.95
88875006142 Elvis Presley: Young Man With The Big Beat. The complete 1956 masters and a testament to the impact of his unprecedented early recording career.
SONY BOOKSETS SERIES 4CD £17.95
88875006172 Dolly Parton: Dolly. Career overview from her early sides through to the early 1990s.
88875006192 Weather Report: Forecast Tomorrow. 37 track career overview on three CDs plus a DVD featuring a 2 hour long concert of the band at their zenith
SOULMUSIC.COM CD £12.95
SMCR25124 Johnnie Taylor: She’s Killing Me/A New Day. Two Columbia albums from soul legend from 1979 and 1980, both appearing as follow ups to his big selling label debut Eargasm. Might be a little too close to disco for some but fans will appreciate the soulful roots shining through from Johnnie and his band of musicians and producers.
STAG-O LEE CD £14.95
STAGO045 Various: Beat From Badsville Vol 2. 24 more sensational trash classics as raved about by Lux and Ivy of The Cramps. Exotic, erotic, neurotic and just plain mad sides from Wanda Jackson, Ron Haydock And The Boppers, Terry Snyder, Johnny And The Hurricanes, The Five Sharps, Dicky Do And The Don’ts (yes, really) and plenty more.
33 RECORDS CD £13.15
33WM150 Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion: Exposed. Third album from impressive band featuring Zoe’s passionate and commanding vocals and Rob Koral’s stirring guitar.
TRAFFIC CD £12.95
TEG74006CD B.B. King: Blues Is King. Recorded on a hot night in Chicago in 1966, this live album was originally issued on Bluesway
TEG74007CD Muddy Waters: A.K.A. McKinley Morganfield. Re-issue of a 1971 compilation of his big Chess sides from the late-1940s to early-1960s, this was highly prized on vinyl as among the earliest and best collection of his greatness. 24 monster tracks from the early sides of I Can’t Be Satisfied,Rollin’ Stone and Rollin’ & Tumblin’ right through to The Same Thing, You Can’t Lose What You Never Had and Walkin’ Through The Park.
TROST 3CD £22.45
TR118 Sun Ra Arkestra: Live In Nickelsdorf 1984. Nearly 3 hours of concert performance from Austria, March 11th 1984
TUOHI CD £12.95
THC001CD Erja Lyytinen: The Sky Is Crying. Popular Finnish blues singer and guitarist with her own tribute to Elmore James. 11 tracks, mostly Elmore covers, will ensure that you not only reach out for your Elmore albums, you’ll want to catch up on Erja’s own back catalogue also.
VEE-TONE LP £17.25
VTRLP024 Various: Slabs Of Humdingers Vol 1. 17 R&B rarities and obscurities from the 1950s and 1960s on a limited edition high quality vinyl pressing. Compiled by Mark Lamarr, this features Sugar Boy Crawford, Jimmy Witherspoon, King Curtis, Eddie Lang, Boots Brown, The DeVilles, Lord Sundance and more.
VTRLP2035 Various: Slabs Of Humdingers Vol 2. Again compiled by, and with liner notes from, Mark Lamarr, this high quality 180g vinyl features more great R&B from Lowell Fulson, Wild Jimmy Spruill, Amos Milburn, Little Mack and more.
VIRGIN CD £13.15
CDLHN122 Kris Kristofferson: An Evening With Kris Kristofferson The Pilgrim; CH 77 Union Chapel. An intimate live recording captured at London’s Union Chapel featuring tracks from his most recent studio album (2012’s Feeling Mortal) plus classics from his back catalogue including Me And Bobby McGee, Help Me Make It Through The Night, For The Good Times and more.
VIZZTONE CD £13.15
VTFR003 Chris O’Leary: Live At Blues Now! One-time harmonica-player and singer with Levon Helm’s Barn Burners has since established himself as a big draw on the blues circuit and has received Blues Music Awards and Blues Blast Awards for his recent studio albums. This live set captured at the Blues Now! Series of concerts in Basel, Switzerland in March 2014 features renowned blues guitarist Alex Schultz on an energetic and impressive set.
VIZZTONE CD £13.15
VTMQ10013 Rob Stone: Gotta Keep Rollin’. Blues harmonica ace moves from Earwig Records for this label debut with Vizztone. The talents of long-time band mates Chris James (guitar), Patrick Rynn (bass) and Willie ‘The Touch’ Hayes (drums) are again in evidence but this time they are supplemented by guest appearance from guitarist John Primer and David Maxwell on piano. And if this ain’t enough, also involved are a couple of Howlin’ Wolf’s former sidemen - legendary saxman, Eddie Shaw and, on one track, pianist Henry Gray.
WARNERS CD £6.95
More Japanese re-issues of jazz, blues and R&B classics.
8122796004 Larry Coryell & Alphonse Mouzon: Back Together Again.
8122795930 Candi Staton: House Of Love.
8122796619 Barney Kessel: Contemporary Latin Rhythms
8122796605 Charles Mingus:Something Like A Bird.
8122796584 Clarke-Boland Big Band: Clarke-Boland Big Band
8122795892 Eddie Harris: High Voltage.
8122795759 Eddie Harris: Live At Newport
8122795760 Freddie Hubbard: Ride Like The Wind.
8122795894 Hank Crawford: True Blue.
8122795744 Kevin Eubanks: Guitarist.
8122795750 Jimmy Witherspoon: Hey, Mrs Jones!
8122795754 Joe Farrell: Night Dancing.
8122795770 John Coltrane:My Favorite Things.
8122795888 Les McCann: Live At Montreux.