New Releases

19 November 2014

The current Red Lick catalogue (no. 181;Nov-Dec) includes 7 packed pages of new releases (see 'Brand Spanking New' on pages 2-8). These can be viewed in the pdf version of the catalogue available here - Red Lick catalogue 181

Since publciation of the catalogue, load of new releases have already come out, or are due out imminently. These are detailed in a new release sheet, which can be downloaded as a pdf here - 181 Release Sheet Issue 2

Alternatively, these new releases can be viewed as a scrollable list below:

ACE CD £10.95

CDCHD1418 Various: Hang On Sloopy - The Bert Berns Story Vol 3. Third collection on songs from talented New York-based songwriter and producer (see CDCHD1178 and CDCHD1251 for the first two volumes), this includes another 26 tracks featuring Betty Harris, Ben E King, The Exciters, Roy Hamilton, Solomon Burke, LaVern Baker, Wislon Pickett and more.

ACE 2CD £16.25

CDTOP2 1421 Various: Speak Easy - The RPM Records Story Vol 2 1954-1957. Hot on the heels of Volume 1 (the big-selling No More Doggin’, see CDTOP2 1406), this picks up the story at the beginning of 1954 and follows it through to the label’s closure in 1957. RPM was a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based Modern Records with an emphasis on high quality blues, R&B, doo wop and rock & roll recordings and the 54 tracks on offer here feature wherever possible re-mastered alternate takes of big sides by B.B. King, Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson, Little George Smith, Donna Hightower, The Jacks, The Teen Queens, Pat Cupp & His Flying Saucers, Richard Berry, Eddie Lang, The Jewels and more. As always with Ace, the booklet offers an impressive set of notes and photographs.

ACE LP £13.25

HIQLP026 John Lee Hooker: Boogie With John Lee Hooker. A special 180g vinyl only release of a compilation of John Lee’s ‘boogie’ sides - 14 tracks including Boogie Chillen, Too Much Boogie, Rock House Boogie, Gotta Boogie and more. Some of the tracks are new to LP and the notes include a never before published 1960 interview with The Man.


ACMCD4381 Various: British Modern Jazz - Singles, EPs & Rarities 1960-1962. 23 tracks British jazz sides released with a view to take the charts by storm, usually to no avail. Great music however from Tony Crombie, Joe Harriott, Stan Tracey, Johnny Dankworth, Tubby Hayes, Tony Kinsey, Vic Feldman and more.

ACROBAT 2CD £10.75

ADDCD3118 Jerry Lee Lewis: The Complete US & UK Singles And EPs A’s & B’s 1956-62. A total of 56 tracks including every track released by The Killer during this period. From his early gems such as Great Balls Of Fireand Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On through to the formative country style that would sustain his career through the sixties, this is a thorough and hugely  enjoyable set.

ADDCD3119 The Consolers: The Consolers Collection 1952-1962. Fantastic 37 track collection of the early sides of Miami-based husband and wife gospel duo, Sullivan & Iola Pugh. With sides as part of the Miami Soul Stirrers and the Spiritual Consolers before settling on The Consolers when they started recording for the Nashboro label.

ACROBAT 4CD £15.75

ACQCD7077 Neil Hefti: The Neil Hefti Collection 1944-62. 105 great tracks featuring Hefti’s own recordings as a jazz trumpeter, orchestra leader and composer plus lots of sides where his skills were employed by Woody Herman, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Clifford Brown, Count Basie, Mavis Rivers, Frank Sinatra, Della Reese & more.

ACQCD7078 Mose Allison: The Mose Allison Collection 1956-62. 82 stonking jazz sides presented in chronological order featuring his own incredible early vocal and instrumental recordings such as Young Man’s Blues, Parchman Farm, Creek Bank, Your Mind Is On Vacation and more alongside his amazing piano contributions on sides of the Al Cohn/Bob Brookmeyer Quintet, Stan Getz Quartet and Al Cohn/Zoot Sims Quintet.

ACT CD £8.45

ACT9595-2 Various: Magic Moments 7 - Sounds Of Surprise. Excellent low-priced sampler CD drawn from recent albums released by leading contemporary jazz label. Includes 16 superb tracks featuring Nils Landgren, Lars Danielsson, Solveig Slettahjell, Manu Katché, Adam Baldych and more. Also includes a 84 page colour label catalogue.


AACD0126 Linda Ronstadt: Sausalito 1973. Rare live radio broadcast from early in her solo recording career.


AJC99115 Dinah Washington: In The Land Of Hi - Fi + Unforgettable. Two famed albums, the first from the mid 1950s released on Emarcy, the other from the early 1960s from Mercury. Great singing, great songs and great bands, plus 6 bonus tracks from the same sessions and a 16 page booklet.


AJC99117 Duke Ellington: The Complete Newport 1958 Performances. All existing material available from the performances featuring the originally issued Columbia LP (eight of the 10 tracks issued at the time actually being studio sides) plus authentic live sides alongside guests that included Gerry Mulligan and Mahalia Jackson. With a 16 page booklet.

BACM CD £8.50

BACM466 Various: The Cozy Label Volume 4. With Bill & Ed & The Music Mountain Men, The Carolina Mountaineers, Hal Webb Trio, Charlie Carroll, Dale Brooks and more.

BACM467 Cecil Campbell: From Tennessee Farms To Hawaiian Palms

BACM468 Miller Brothers: Volume 1 - Ramblin’ Round

BGO 2CD £13.75

BGOCD1170 Back Door: Back Door/8th Street Nites/Another Fine Mess. First three albums for Warner Brothers from the mid-1970s from British jazz-rock trio, the second of which was recorded at Electric Ladyland studios with Cream producer Felix Pappalardi

BIG12 12CD £18.50

BT12001 Frank Sinatra: The Capitol Years 1952-1962. Ol’ Blue Eyes at his peak on 16 original albums in the company of orchestras led by the likes of Nelson Riddle and Billy May. The Great American Songbook as interpreted like no-one else.

BIG3 3CD £5.50

BT3084 Chuck Berry: The Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection. 60 prime rock and roll sides from the mid 1950s to the end of 1962.

BIG BEAT CD £10.95

CDWIKD324 Bonnie Dobson: She’s Like A Swallow. The first ever CD issue of Canadian folk singer’s 1960 debut album originally released by Prestige. A major release, particularly for fans who were delighted by her re-emergence over recent years after a long disappearance from public life. Freshly re-mastered and with new notes based around a recent interview with Bonnie, this still contains replica packaging of the original LP sleeve.


LMIL09CD Larry Miller: Soldier Of The Line. New album from popular blues rock singer-guitarist. This album showcases his under-appreciated song-writing talents as well as delivering as always on the guitar playing and vocals.


BHMCD75 Big Dave McLean: Faded But Not Gone. New album from award-winning harp-blowing bluesman with attractively gravelly voice, supported by Steve Dawson’s immaculate production and multi-instrumental contributions, Colin Linden’s occasional slide guitar and other fine blues musicians.


250349 Robbie Hill & The Blue 62’s: Price To Pay. Re-promotion of CD from experienced blues rock trio on winning set of covers and originals.

250364 Howlin’ Bill: Hungry. New studio album from experienced blues rockers following up on the success of their well-received Midnight Hero album (250354).

250366 Doghouse Sam & His Magnatones: Knock Knock. More exhilaratingly raw rockin’ blues from trio featuring upright bass, drums and hollow-body guitar. If you enjoyed their debut (Buddha Blues - 250324), you’ll love this.


CDBOPM029 Blue Mitchell: Blue Mitchell. Re-issue of mid 1970s debut album as a solo artist from jazz trumpeter who initially made his name on Blue Note recordings with the Horace Silver Quintet and then his own combo before going on to become an in-demand session man who played on recordings of John Mayall, Ray Charles and plenty more. This features five tracks, mostly acoustic, of swinging soul jazz.

CDBOPM030 Hadley Caliman: Hadley Caliman. Little known but impressive West Coast saxophonist/flautist who recorded extensively on records by Santana, Bobby Hutcherson, Julian Priester and Gerald Wilson before cutting this, his debut album, in 1971. Includes six distinctive and reflective early 1970s acoustic jazz numbers.

CDBOPM031 Sarah Vaughan: A Time In My Life. Her second album for Mainstream Records and one of her very best from her later career, this includes her own interpretations of songs written by Bob Dylan, John Lennon, John Sebastian, Brian Auger and more. Among the band are titans such as Joe Pass and Earl Palmer.

CAM JAZZ 4CD £23.75

BXS1031 Sun Ra: The Complete Re-mastered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note. Includes the albums Reflections In Blue, Hours After, Mayan Templesand A Tribute To Stuff Smith.

CAM JAZZ 5CD £25.95

BXS1028 Jimmy Lyons: The Complete Re-mastered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note. Includes the albums Wee Sneezawee, Give It Up, Burnt Offering, Nuba andSomething In Return.

BXS1029 Chico Hamilton: The Complete Re-mastered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note. Includes the albums Re-Union, Arroyo, Trio!, My Panamanian Friend andDancing To A Different Drummer.

CAM JAZZ 8CD £35.75

BXS1030 Ed Blackwell: The Complete Re-mastered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note. Includes the albums Walls-Bridges (2 sets), Old And New Dreams, A Tribute To Blackwell, Transit, Live In Willisau, Morning Songand From Bad To Badder.

CAM JAZZ 9CD £39.50

BXS1032 Gianluigi Trovesi: The Complete Re-mastered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note. Includes the albums From G To G, Les Hommes Armés, The Village Fair, Around Small Fairy Tales, Electric Five, Missa, Baghet, Cinque Piccole Storie and Nivola.

CAM JAZZ 10CD £41.50

BXS1033 Steve Lacy: The Complete Re-mastered Recordings On Black Saint And Soul Note. Includes albums Trickles, Revenue, Troubles, Regeneration, Change Of Season, Dutch Masters, The Condoe, The Cry (2 sets)and Vespers.

CHESS 2CD £15.95

CRCDE2014 Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey: Going Back Home.Deluxe edition of massively successful collaborative album, featuring a bonus disc that includes extra tracks plus live sides from Johnson’s appearance at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in February 2014 and their joint appearance at the Teenage Cancer Trust 2014 Concert at the Royal Albert Hall.


88875019672 Bob Dylan And The Band: The Basement Tapes Raw - The Bootleg Series Volume 11. 38 highlights from the 1967 sessions with a collection of musicians soon to find their own way as The Band, drawn from a much larger pool of material than previous ‘official’ release of CBS in 1975.


7235127 Miles Davis: Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz Giants. A classic Prestige/OJC album re-issued.

7235980 Thelonious Monk Orchestra: At Town Hall. Classic 1959 album, featuring Charlie Rouse on tenor sax

CONCORD 9CD £45.00

1844112 Various: The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles Vol 2 - 1968-1971. The entire output of A & B sides from Stax during these four years, with 216 tracks featuring Eddie Floyd, Booker T & MGs, Jimmy Hughes, Isaac Hayes, The Staple Singers, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, William Bell, John Lee Hooker, Little Sonny, Bar-Kays, Jean Knight & many more.


CR226 Riccardo Del Fra: My Chet My Song. Chet Baker’s bassist and musical arranger in the final decade of his life with leads a jazz quintet and orchestra on a selection of numbers closely associated with the tormented but much-missed jazz legend. This unique project was performed live at the Marciac Festival and previously only heard on French radio.

CRS LP £19.95

RMLP1010 Heritage Blues Orchestra: And Still I Rise. Vinyl edition (finally available) of big-selling album from excellent acoustic blues threesome full of gospel, North Mississippi hill country blues and delta influences. A lovely album, whether you get it here on vinyl or on CD (for the CD version, ask for RM1010 - £14.25 plus p&p).


DE5018 Sax Gordon: In The Wee Small Hours. R&B tenor sax man and in-demand session player (who has recorded with Duke Robillard, Kim Wilson, Pinetop Perkins, Champion Jack Dupree, Billy Boy Arnold and more) with his first jazz recording. Ahead of a small organ-led combo, Gordon plays a relaxed set of gorgeous jazz standards.

DE628 Junior Wells:Southside Blues Jam - Expanded Edition. Classic Chicago blues album recorded at the end of 1969 featuring Junior on vocals and harmonica along with sterling support from Buddy Guy (guitar), Fred Below (drums), Earnest Johnson (bass) and Otis Spann (piano). This re-mastered version comes in a nice digi-pack with new notes and five bonus tracks not on the original album.


DOCD322020 Various: Blues, Blues, Hoodoo, Halloween-Scary Blues & Jazz 1925-1961. Excellent collection of 20 varied blues and jazz classics featuring voodoo, magic potions, spells, mojo’s and devils. With Muddy Waters, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Charlie Burse, St Louis Bessie, Lonnie Johnson, Hop Wilson, King Oliver, Brownie McGhee, LaVern Baker, Casey Bill Weldon and more.


600184 Various: Dixieland Jazz. Featuring 15 original albums of the 1950s from the likes of Chris Barber, Humphrey Lyttelton, Ken Colyer, Terry Lightfoot, Bob Wallis, Nat Gonella, the Dutch Swing College Band, George Lewis, Alex Welsh, Sidney Bechet and more.

600185 Pete Seeger: America’s Political Storyteller No. 1. 200 tracks from American folk legend, including hits and best-known numbers plus lots of sought-after rarities with the Almanac Singers and The Weavers.

600186 Woody Guthrie: America’s Folk Idol No. 1. 160 tracks from legendary folk artist and singer-songwriter, including lots of influential recordings and contributions from Cisco Houston, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and Leadbelly.

600189 Oscar Peterson: Songbooks. Includes 14 original albums from between 1956 and 1959 featuring albums focussed on the songbooks of Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter plus albums such as At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival, A Jazz Portrait Of Frank Sinatra and more.

600190 Various: The Best Big Band Jazz - Classics From The 1950s. With 20 classic but rare to CD big band albums of the 1950s from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Billy Taylor And His Orchestra, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Gil Evans, Art Farmer, Bill Holman, Jimmy Heath, Marty Paich, Stan Kenton and more.

600195 Various: Bluegrass - Hit Festival. With 200 tracks from legends of the early years of bluegrass including Bill Monroe, Stanley Brothers, Grandpa Jones, Flatt & Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, Reno & Smiley, Bailey Brothers, Armstrong Twins, Earl Johnson & His Cloudhoppers, Blue Sky Boys, Uncle Dave Macon, Tanner & Puckett and more.


EREDV1046 Eric Clapton: Planes, Trains And Eric. High definition film that follows Eric and his band during the Far and Middle Eastern leg of a 2014 world tour. Includes 13 full length song performances from the tour intercut with rehearsal footage, interviews and other fly on the wall footage. A fascinating study of what goes on to make a successful tour for a major artist.

EREDV1052 Rolling Stones: From The Vault - Hampton Coliseum, Live In 1981. The first in a new series of archive concerts from the vaults, re-mixed and fully re-stored and now receiving an official release for the first time. This performance was from the tour promoting the Tattoo You album and was held on December 18th (also Keef’s birthday).

EREDV1053 Rolling Stones: From The Vault - L.A. Forum, Live In 1975. The second in a new series of archive concerts from the vaults, re-mixed and fully re-stored and now receiving an official release for the first time. This performance was from the first tour that included Ronnie Wood and was held on June 12th.


EAGDV037 Rolling Stones: From The Vault - Hampton Coliseum, Live In 1981. The DVD plus concert in audio on 2CDs.

EAGDV038 Rolling Stones: From The Vault - L.A. Forum, Live In 1975. The DVD plus concert in audio on 2CDs.


EUDVD510 Squeeze: Essential Squeeze. Features 24 of the videos for their long-running string of chart hits plus an exclusive live concert from the Regal Theatre, filmed by the BBC in 1982.

ECHOES CD £12.75

ECHOCD2004 Albert Collins: Joe’s Place, Cambridge, MA - 17th January 1973. A re-mastered version of an entire concert broadcast of a giant of Texan blues from a small and intimate appearance. Features versions of terrific songs and stunning instrumentals from across his recorded career to this point. 

ECHOCD2005 Taj Mahal: Main Point, Bryn Mawr, PA - 14th March 1972. Digitally re-mastered complete FM concert broadcast, un-edited presenting his mastery of country blues, rock, soul, Caribbean, gospel and so much more. 16 immensely enjoyable tracks including versions of Corinna, Fishing Blues, Paint My Mailbox Blue, Ain’t Nobody’s Business and more.

EL TORO CD £13.15

ETCD6061 Bluegrass Stuff: The Old Stuff. Talented bluegrass band with a deep respect for the traditional sounds and styles, as evidenced on these 14 great tracks.

ETCD3028 The Wise Guyz: Hot Summer Nights. New album from leading contemporary Eastern European rockabilly band.

ETCD6066 Freddy Velas And The Silvertones: Back To Street Harmonies. European vocal group inspired by the tradition of the Italian/American doo wop traditions.

ETCD6065 Dani Nel-lo & The Barcelona Big Blues Band: The Barcelona Big Blues Band. Lively set of musicians reared on T-Bone Walker and Johnny Otis recordings deliver a rockin’ 13 track sensation alongside guest vocalist Dani Nel-lo.

EL TORO 2CD £16.95

ETCD1049 George Barnes: Quiet! Gibson At Work, Vol 1 1938-1957. An under-valued but talented and ubiquitous session musician and pioneer of the electric guitar, Barnes is heard here on his own  brand of blues, country, jazz, rockabilly recordings and as a sideman to the likes of Jazz Gillum, Big Bill Broonzy, Washboard Sam, Blind John Davis, Curtis Jones, Louise Massey, Hattie Bolten and more.

ETCD1062 George Barnes: Restless Guitar, Vol 2 1952-1962. More from his own recording career plus as a sideman to the likes of Dean Hightower, Eddie Fontaine, Shorty Long, Dinah Washington, Eddie Cooley, The Coasters, Lawson-Haggart Rockin’ Band, Bunny Paul and more.


EN6CD9025 Bill Evans: 12 Classic Albums 1956-1962. Sublime jazz pianist on his first 12 albums, almost 500 minutes of great music.


EN4CD9028 Blossom Dearie: Complete Recordings 1952-1962. Includes eight complete albums from remarkable and unique jazz vocalist and interpreter of song.


EJC55656 John Coltrane: Golden Disk. Tracks recorded for Atlantic during 1959 and 1960 released on a Japanese LP plus 7 bonus tracks.

EJC55658 Thelonious Monk: Thelonious Monk Trio. The Prestige LP compiled from sessions recorded between 1952-1954 plus 9 bonus tracks.

EJC55659 Vince Guaraldi Trio: Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus. The classic Fantasy album from the early 1960s plus 3 bonus live tracks from San Francisco in 1955.


EJC55655 Duke Ellington: Ellington Uptown + The Liberian Suite + Masterpieces. All available session material that made up 3 classic Columbia LPs plus bonus rare live sides.


EJC55657 Louis Armstrong: At The Crescendo 1955 - Complete Edition. The classic 2LP live album plus all other material from the set and other bonus sides from 1954, 1956 and 1959.


FADCD2047 Muggsy Spanier: The Muggsy Spanier Collection 1924-1949. 47 tracks from leading Ragtime and Dixieland jazz cornet player. Both as leader of his own bands and in bands led by Ted Lewis, Ben Pollack, Sidney Bechet, Seger Ellis and more.


FVQD209 Various: American Music Library - The Hits Of 1962. Latest in series of all top 10 singles in the US charts from 1962 that did not become a hit in the UK. With 120 tracks featuring Ray Charles, Gene Chandler, The Orlons, Dee Dee Sharp, Claudine Clark, Booker T And The MGs, Little Esther Phillips, Porter Wagoner, George Jones, Hank Snow, Artha Franklin, Little Junior Parker, Elvis Presley, William Bell, Benny Spellman, Sam Cooke and more. With a 24 page booklet.


FVTD210 Dinah Washington: Original Queen Of Soul. 80 track compilation spanning 3 decades from the alter 1940s to early 1960s and many labels (including Keynote, Apollo, Mercury, Emarcy and Roulette). A fitting tribute including massive hits such as What A Diff’rence A Day Makes, Mad About The Boy,  September In The Rain and many more plus lots of less well-known numbers. With a 20 page booklet.


FP14832 Various: Hi Records - The Soul Years. Magical and distinctive 1970s recordings from iconic Memphis label. Nearly 50 great sides, with Al Green, Otis Clay, Syl Johnson, O.V. Wright, Ann Peebles, Don Bryant & Willie Mitchell

FP14872 Al Green: The Best Of Al Green.42 of his very best sides from his peak period with Hi Records of Memphis. Sultry after-hours soul featuring Let’s Stay Together, L-O-V-E (Love), Tired Of Being Alone, Call Me and so many, many more.


FSR1667 Harold Corbin: Soul Brother - The Driving Jazz Piano Of. Debut LP for Roulette of talented but doomed jazz pianist who died of a drugs overdue less than five months after the release of this album.

FSRCD843 Carol Sloane: Out Of The Blue + Live At 30th Street. Two early 1960s Columbia albums plus bonus tracks.


FSRCD844 Various: Jazz Mission To Moscow + Soviet Jazz Themes + Liberty. Early 1960s albums featuring collaborations of jazz greats following on from Benny Goodman’s rapturous and door-opening Soviet Union tour of 1962

GOSSIP 2CD £11.25

GOSS012 Grateful Dead: Live From Saratoga, June 1988. Previously unissued live radio broadcast.

HEADS UP CD £13.95

HUI3576802 Eric Johnson & Mike Stern: Eclectic. Revered rock guitarist joins forces with leading contemporary jazz guitarist (with help from occasional guest vocalists) on a set of originals and covers, demonstrating their command of various influences and styles. Includes a barn-storming version of Hendrix’s Red House to end the album on a high.


263501 Chubby Checker: Let’s Twist Again + It’s Pony Time. Two 1961 Parkway LPs plus 6 bonus tracks.

263502 Arthur Alexander: You Better Move On + Do You Love Me. His original 1962 Dot album plus 14 bonus tracks.

263503 T-Bone Walker: T-Bone Blues + Sings The Blues. Two of his finest albums, for Atlantic and Imperial in 1959 and 1960 plus 5 bonus tracks.

263505 Peter, Paul & Mary: Peter, Paul & Mary + Moving. Plus 3 bonus tracks.


3793181 Ran Blake: Cocktails At Dusk - A Noir Tribute To Chris Connor. A tribute to legendary jazz singer from a fan, friend and exceptional jazz pianist.


JASCD929 Peter, Paul & Mary: Folk Routes - The First Two Albums. Two early million selling albums that paved the way for the folk revival in the early 1960s.

JASCD917 Miguel Dias: A Mariachi Festival With Miguel Dias. Boisterous, carnival sounds full of joyous Mexican melodies and dance sounds. A band who clearly enjoy their music.

JASMINE 2CD £10.95

JASMCD3640 Various: Hillbilly Bop, Boogie & The Honky Tonk Blues - Vol 6 1960-1961. More good old-fashioned down home, rootin’ and tootin’ music from the likes of Jack Reno, Cecil Cline, Jim King And His Cosden Cowboys, Artie Davis, Darnell Miller & The Swing Kings, Lefty King And His Rangers and many more.

JASMCD3648 The Browns: Looking Back To See - The First Four Albums 1957-1960. Popular country harmony group with the best of their recordings from the late 1950s plus a fully detailed booklet.

JASCD781 Various: Doo Wop Across America - The Italian Connection, New York. Latest in a popular series returns to New York and features Italian vocal groups such as Johnny Maestro And The Crests, The Regents, The Elegants and The Mystics.

JASCD772 Lorez Alexandria: What Is This Thing Called Love.  Classy jazz singer often sadly overlooked in favour of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday gets a much deserved collection of her own recordings from the Great American Songbook. This includes four LPs from between 1959 and 1962.

JASCD784 Brook Benton: The Early Years 1953-1959. A sort of prequel to two previous collections on the label (JASCD687 and JASCD744), this includes his early years as a songwriter and balladeer in gospel and doo wop groups. Compiled by Opal Louis Nations, this includes lots of rare sides and demo recordings and a detailed booklet.

KENT CD £10.95

CDKEND425 Bo Kirkland & Ruth Davis: You’re Gonna Get Next To Me - The Complete Claridge Recordings. Sweet harmony soul from the mid-1970s re-issued for the first time on CD. Features their only album together & a solo single apiece.

KENT LP £13.25

HIQLP019 Preston Love: Omaha Bar-B-Q. A coloured 180g vinyl release for 1970 LP originally issue by Kent featuring by Johnny and Shuggie Otis.


KHCD9030 Little Feat: Live At Ultrasonic Studios, Long Island - April 10th 1973. Following on from the thrills of Electrif Lycanthrope(SMCD930) comes another splendid live broadcast from Ultrasonic Studios. This was captured a year earlier than Electrif Lycanthrope but is still during the period when the band were at a creative peak with Lowell George very much at the helm. Another superb performance featuring great versions of Willin’, Apolitical Blues, Sailin’ Shoes, Teenage Nervous Breakdown, Two Trains and more all-original songs (with the sole exception of a tremendous reading of Allen Toussaint’s On Your Way Down).

KHCD9031 Taj Mahal: Ultrasonic Studios, Long Island - October 15th 1974. 9 superb tracks and an eight minute interview from a master of his craft, including versions of Black Jack Davey, Johnny Too Bad, Stealin’, Take A Giant Step and more.

KEYHOLE 2CD £13.95

KH2CD9028 Frank Zappa And Captain Beefheart: Providence College, Rhode Island - April 26th 1975. Childhood friends captured live on their legendary US 1975 tour together, featuring songs that were recorded for their Bongo Fury album and so much more. 19 stunning sides.


KLCD5011 Sun Ra Arkestra: Chicago - 3rd September 1988. Re-packaged version of legendary appearance at the Chicago Free Jazz Festival, originally broadcast by National Public Radio. Flamboyant and exuberant jazz and swing across nine tracks.

LAKE CD £13.15

LACD336 The New Century Ragtime Orchestra: Singin’ In The Bathtub. A band formed in 1998 by a collection of British enthusiasts keen to play and preserve the music of ragtime, hot dance tunes and early jazz of the 1920s and early 1930s. This is their 2002 album re-issued and offers loads of fun.

MASCOT LP £18.75

M73291 Beth Hart: My California. Popular blues-rock vocalist has an earlier album re-issued on vinyl for the first time.


MW705 Various: An Easy Introduction To Jazz Bossa Nova - Top 18 Albums. Classics by Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Quincy Jones, Bud Shank, Coleman Hawkins and more.


MW702 Various: An Easy Introduction To R&B/Soul - Top 15 Albums. Classic albums from Bo Diddley, Ike & Tina Turner, James Brown, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Solomon Burke and more.

METRO CD £4.75

METRSL092W The Drifters: The Very Best Of. The great sounds of classic American vocal group, including Up On The Roof, Save The Last Dance For Me, On Broadway and more. With an 8 page booklet.

NOT NOW 2CD £5.50

NOT2CD557 Sam Cooke: Twistin’ The Night Away/My Kind Of Blues. Two ground-breaking albums and bonus tracks.

NOT2CD558 Everly Brothers: It’s Everly Time/A Date With The Everly Brothers. Two classic albums from the early 1960s plus bonus tracks from the same period.

NOT2CD559 Various: The Cat Was Clean - The Mod Side Of Jazz. 40 tracks including Dr Horse, Mose Allison, Nina Simone, Jimmy Smith, King Curtis, Phil Upchurch Combo, Oscar Brown Jr, Booker T & The MGs and more.

NOT NOW 3CD £6.95

NOT3CD164 Dave Brubeck: The Very Best Of. A 27 track retrospective of a jazz legend.

NOT3CD178 Toots Thielemans: Trilogy. Includes the albums Man Bites Harmonica, Time Out For Toots and Soul Of Toots.

ONE DAY 2CD £5.95

DAY2CD264 Various: Earth Angel - The Dootone/Dooto Records Story 1954-1961. 40 superb doo-wop and R&B tracks including The Penguins, The Medallions, The Fabulous Pearls, The Souvenirs, Chuck Higgins, Roy Milton and more,

DAY2CD268 Various: American Heartbeat 1955. 50 tracks featuring Elvis Presley, The Platters, Bill Haley, Bo Diddley, Nappy Brown, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Little Walter and more.

DAY2CD269 Various: American Heartbeat 1956. 50 more tracks featuring Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Jimmy Reed, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, Fats Domino, Ray Charles and more.

DAY2CD271 Various: Lonesome Road - Gems From The Vanguard Vaults 1958-1962. 40 tracks featuring Joan Baez, Barbara Dane, Pete Seeger, Leon Bibb, Hedy West, Odetta, The Weavers and more.

ONE DAY 3CD £7.45

DAY3CD072 Various:Get A Job - The Ember Records Story 1956-1962. 60 tracks from vaults of New York label, including The Five Satins, The Silhouettes, Ernie K. Doe, Lee Allen, Judy Clay, Cousin Leroy, Rudy Greene, Billy Myles and more.


131606 Charlie Christian: Solo Flight - Live! With The Benny Goodman Sextet. Rare radio broadcasts 1939-1941.

POLYDOR 6LP £77.95

5354841 Cream: 1966-1972. All studio and live albums recorded by legendary blues rock super-group in the 1960s but released during these years in a limited edition boxed set. Each LP is presented as high quality 180g vinyl and in replica reproductions of original artwork

PRIMO 2CD £6.00

PRMCD6161 Eartha Kitt: The Essential Recordings. 40 sultry cabaret style sides.

PRMCD6162 Link Wray: The Essential Early Recordings. Stunning tracks from innovative and exciting guitarist.


441202CD Larry Coryell & The Eleventh House: January 1975 - The Livelove Series Volume 1. Powerful live show from a German tour recorded for Radio Bremen showcasing jazz-rock guitarist and an excellent band.

441212CD Horace Silver Quintet: June 1977 - The Livelove Series Volume 2. Legendary jazz pianist captured live at an open air festival in Germany by Radio Bremen. Available in full now for the first time.

PROPER 4CD £13.95

PROPERBOX189 Various: The Grand Ole Opry Story. 100 cracking studio sides recorded between 1926 and 1962 from performers who graced the stage at some time in Nashville, Tennessee. Big name performers and  legends such as Bill Monroe, Uncle Dave Macon, Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Kitty Wells, George Jones and more rub shoulders with more obscure acts such as Dr Humphrey Bate & His Possum Hunters, Goldie Hill, Leroy Van Dyke, Archie Campbell, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Martha Carson and more.

PROPER 2CD £13.15

PRPCD021 Balham Alligators: Bayou-Degradable. Definitive compilation of tracks from popular live act from London in the 1980s and 1990s, equally at home on blues, R&B, cajun and zydeco, swamp pop, country and rock & roll. 45 lively and enjoyable tracks from Geraint Watkins, Arthur Kitchener and associates drawn from their various albums, most of CD for the first time.


PRD70261 Walter Trout: Prisoner Of A Dream. Another in the  25th anniversary series of re-issues of Walter’s back-catalogue of blues-rock albums on high quality vinyl

REBEL CD £9.25

REBCD7534 Larry Rice: If Only You Knew - The Best Of Larry Rice. Older brother of better-known bluegrass legend Tony Rice, Larry ought to be better known for his amazing mandolin playing, distinctive vocals and superb song-writing. This 16 track collection ought to help.

REBEL CD £13.15

REBCD1853 Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein: If I Had A Boat. Excellent collaboration featuring Klein (guitarist & singer with Seldom Scene) alongside the multi-instrumentalist Gaudreau on a set of Americana and bluegrass interpretations of songs of Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, Rodney Crowell and more.

REBCD1846 Larry Sparks: Lonesome And Then Some - A Classic 50th Celebration. One of the most respected figures in bluegrass music over the past 50 years with more fine singing, bluesy guitar picking and great material.

REBCD1850 Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II: Side By Side. New recording from titan of bluegrass alongside his immensely talented son and heir. Includes 14 tracks featuring new songs and new versions of traditional numbers.


9362493170 Neil Young: Storytone. 10 brand new songs recorded live in the studio with a 92 piece orchestra and choir.


9362493240 Neil Young: Storytone. The new album with the orchestra and choir plus the same songs sung by Young in a solo artist context.


HCD2016 Charles Lloyd: Manhattan Stories. Previously unreleased recordings from 1965 from outstanding jazz saxophonist and flautist, in the company of Gabor Szabo (guitar), Ron Carter (bass) and Pete La Roca (drums).


RTR79077 Various: Unissued On 78s 1929-1938. Latest in popular series of rare early jazz sides, this has 24 more sparkling sides featuring 6 tracks from Louis Armstrong, 7 from  Clarence Williams and 11 from Blanche Calloway,

RHINO 4CD £31.50

0349790555 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band: Sun Zoom Spark - 1970-1972. Re-mastered versions of three momentous albums, Lick My Decals Off Baby, The Spotlight Kid and Clear Spot plus a full additional disc of 14 previously unreleased sides taken from alternate takes, out-takes and rehearsals. Some of the best ever experimental rock recordings are here; re-tune your ears and jump aboard. Established Beefheart fans will be salivating as Decalshas peculiarly been very hard to find on CD, until now! But beware, this is a limited edition release, so don’t dilly-dally!

RHINO 4LP £69.95

8122795862 Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band: Sun Zoom Spark - 1970-1972. Limited edition hi-quality vinyl edition of a sensational set.

RPM CD £9.95

RPM166 Various: Let’s Go - Joe Meek’s Girls!  Re-press of 1996 release of 29 outstanding early 1960s girl pop/beat sides overseen by legendary UK producer Joe Meek. With Jenny Moss, Pamela Blue, Valerie Masters, Glenda Collins and more.

RETRO958 Bo Street Runners: Never Say Goodbye - The Complete Recordings 1964-1966. Mid-60s British R&B/beat sounds from a band popular on the Mod scene at the time and subsequently enshrined in history as the first recordings of Mick Fleetwood before finding fame and fortune elsewhere. With 17 tracks drawn from singles, EPs and rare tracks and available now as their first dedicated compilation.

RPM 2CD £11.95

RPMD247 Ruby And The Romantics: Our Day Will Come - The Very Best Of.Re-press of 2002 collection of stirring early 1960s vocal group sides featuring the immaculate singing of Ruby Nash in front of the harmonies of an all-male vocal quartet. Includes their big hit (the title track), the original version of Hey There Lonely Girl (later a big hit for Eddie Holman) and many more.

RUF CD & DVD £16.50

RUF1207 Dana Fuchs: Songs From The Road. Live in New York on March 14 2014, with the feisty blues-rock singer and vocalist on top form.


SKCD22046 Junior Mance: Jubilation. A 1994 solo jazz piano concert from Toronto. 15 tracks including St Louis Blues, Georgia On My Mind, Autumn Leaves and more.


CD010314 Spikedrivers: Live In London. Seventh album from popular blues band featuring the talents of Ben Tyzack (guitar, harmonica and vocals), Constance Redgrave ((bass, guitar, vocals and percussion) and Maurice McElroy (drums, percussion and vocals). This includes versions of their most requested tracks from fans and features the band at full power.


SSRCD-33 Sonny Knight & The Lakers: I’m Still Here. The debut album from excellent soul singer, made some 50 years after his first single. Soul like it used to sound, and still should, for those who over recent years taken to Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley and Lee Fields.

SSRCD-35 Various: The One-Derful Collection! - One-Derful Records. Tracks taken from the vaults of Chicago’s One-Derful Records. 25 stunning soul sides from the 1960s from Otis Clay, Betty Everett, McKinley Mitchell, Mary Silvers, The Five Du-Tones, Liz Lands and more.

SEPIA CD £7.75

SEPIA1271 Floyd Cramer: I Remember Hank Williams/Floyd Cramer Gets Organ-Ized. Two LPs plus bonus sides on splendid 32-track CD from Hall Of Fame pianist and one of the architects of the ‘Nashville Sound’.


SP009 Kit Holmes: You Took The Blues. Fourth album, and first electric outing, from popular British blues guitar heroine.


SON0305 Little Village: The Action In Frisco.  The massive combined talents of John Hiatt, Ry Cooder, Nick Lowe and Jim Keltner captured live in San Francisco in 1992. Includes versions of songs from their only album recorded as Little Village (including Hiatt’s sumptuous Don’t Think About Her When You’re Trying To Drive) and tracks from their various solo albums. A delight.

SOUL JAM CD £11.55

600841 The Mar-Keys: Last Night! + Do The Pop-Eye. The first two albums (both from 1962) from famed soul-rock instrumental band, plus 5 bonus tracks and excellent liner notes. Includes contributions from members of Booker T & The MGs.


SJRCD269 Various: New Orleans Soul. 22 vintage soul sides from the Crescent City, featuring Robert Parker, Aaron Neville, Irma Thomas, Jimmy Hicks, Eddie Bo, Francine King, Eldridge Holmes, Ernie K Doe, Jean Knight and more. An excellent package with extensive notes & photos.


SPIT014 Laura Cantrell: When The Roses Bloom Again. Superb contemporary country album, now at a mid-price.

STAG-O-LEE LP £15.75

STAGO057 Various: Caribbean Audio Odyssey 01. Enticing 10” vinyl featuring 10 magnificent examples of early ska, reggae, calypso and mento from 1950s. With Blind Blake, Lord Kitchener, Count Owen’s Calypsonians, Wilmoth Houdini, Maria Bryant & more.


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TMR-204/RVN216 Various: The Rise And Fall Of Paramount Records Vol 2 1928-32. Deluxe hand-sculptured cabinet style package containing 6 LPs, books of artwork, discography and artist portraits, a USB drive of many hundreds of MP3 tracks, pdfs of artwork & so much more. Volume 2 picks up where Volume 1 left off and documents the label’s final 5 year period, including the genre’s most  formidable musicians, well known and barely heard of - Charlie Patton, Skip James, Son House, Tommy Johnson, Geeshie Wiley, Willie Brown, Mississippi Sheiks, and so many more.


TSQ5050 Alice Gerrard: Follow The Music. Trailblazing folk and bluegrass musician who made her name on recordings alongside Hazel Dickens in the early 1960s returns to the recording studio for just her fourth solo album (and first for Tompkins Square) just after her 80th birthday. A masterpiece of rough-hewn guitar and banjo on a set of originals and folk and bluegrass standards.


TSQ5074 Bessie Jones With The Georgia Sea Island Singers: Get In Union. Freshly re-mastered Alan Lomax recordings from the early 1960s, containing 51 stunning songs (many previously unreleased). Powerful gospel singing, both solo and with a choir, and also alongside the likes of Reverend Gary Davis,  Sweet Papa Stovepipe and Mabel Hillary. A classic of traditional gospel.

TOPIC DVD £11.45

TSDVD590 Nic Jones: The Enigma Of Nic Jones. Award-winning documentary telling the amazing story of excellent British folk singer and guitarist and his incredible journey from a seeming career-ending 1982 car crash through to a return to performing over recent years. With interviews with Nic himself plus family and musical collaborators alongside archive and new footage and special performances of his music from contemporary artists inspired by Nic.


TH44CD0301 Chad Strentz: Shake-Down. Best-known as vocalist with Paul Lamb & The King Snakes but also with stints with the Big Town Playboys, Shout Sister Shout, Cat Talk and Breakout Blues on an impressive CV, this is the debut solo album of award-winning British blues and soul singer. 15 scorching tracks recorded as live in the studio in the company of some of Europe’s finest blues musicians.

UNESCO CD £13.75

FS3588 Pink Anderson: Carolina Medicine Show Hokum & Blues, With Baby Tate. From the Smithsonian Folkways archives, these 11 songs of Pink Anderson  were recorded by Sam Charters in 1962 and feature a delightful mix of blues, minstrel songs, novelties and hokum. Anderson’s friend, Baby Tate, contributes an additional number to round off the album.


5355109 Various: While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Lots of classic guitar sounds featuring the Rolling Stones, Derek And The Dominoes, The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Joe Bonamassa, Stevie Ray Vaughan, J.J. Cale, Rory Gallagher, Robert Cray, B.B. King, Robin Trower, Santana and many more.


3793842 John Martyn: The Best Of The Island Years. With 56 tracks from out-takes, live performances and unreleased songs selected from a collection first released as a mammoth 18 disc set. Presented in engaging hard-back book style format.


3791906 Various: Lost On The River - The New Basement Tapes. Intriguing project with some top musicians congregating in Capitol Studios in Hollywood in March 2014 to develop into 15 fully formed songs a collection of Bob Dylan’s scribbled notes and hand-written lyrics from 1967 while putting together what became The Basement Tapes. Produced and co-ordinated by T-Bone Burnett, the collective includes Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Jim James (This Morning’s Jacket) and more.


3795104 Various: Lost On The River - The New Basement Tapes. An expanded version of the album, including 20 songs from the sessions.


VTJJ001 Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers: Love Whip Blues. Debut album from a band that shake and stir vintage pre-war delta blues sounds in with more modern soul, funk and more. Includes four originals plus covers of blues sides from Willie Brown, Lucille Bogan, Geeshie Wiley, William Moore and others, with guest appearances from Richard Rosenblatt (harmonica) and Bob Margolin (guitar).

WOLF CD £12.75

120830 Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Pure Magic. The passing of Magic Slim in 2013 marked the end of the regular release of consistently excellent   rockin’ Chicago blues albums. Or so it seemed. This new collection of early 1990s live European recordings again demonstrate a superb bluesman and excellent backing band in full flow. 10 full tracks plus additional spoken word observations from Slim on stage.   


WRK8336CD Mac Wiseman: Songs From My Mother’s Hand. Roots icon and Bluegrass legend, Mac Wiseman, on a set of songs learned as a child from his mother around the family pump organ. These 12 songs are cherished postcards from by-gone age.


YEB7745 Ron Miles, Bill Frisell & Brian Blade: Circuit Rider. One of the finest and most in-demand jazz trumpeters around today with excellent support from Frisell’s guitar and Black’s drums on a nice set of 8 tunes.



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B&R294 Blues & Rhythm Nov 2014.Roy Brown, Blues Revivial, Kenny ‘Beedy Eyes’ Smith, reviews, etc.


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EVDVD045 Eric Clapton & Friends: Live 1986.

EVDVD113 Jack Bruce: Golden Days.

EVDVD031 Johnny Cash: Presents A Concert Behind Prison Walls.

EVDVD144 Lynyryd Skynyrd: Sweet Home Alabama.

EVDVD128 Peter Green & Splinter Group: An Evening With..

EVDVD063 Willie Nelson & Friends: Outlaws And Angels

EVDVD065 Joni Mitchell: Painting With Words & Music.


EREDV950 Gary Moore: Blues For Jimi.

EREDV723 Jeff Beck: Performing This Week - Live At Ronnie Scott’s.

EREDV786 Rolling Stones: Stones In Exile.

EREDV946 Muddy Waters & The Rolling Stones: Live At The Checkerboard Lounge.


It’s getting near that time of year again, so here are just a few new releases and re-promotions of festive sounds...

BIG 3 3CD £5.50

BT3049 Various: It’s Christmas - The Absolutely Essential 3CD Collection. Festive favourites from Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, Gene Autry, Elvis Presley, Louis Jordan, Brenda Lee, Frank Sinatra, Lionel Hampton, Peggy Lee  & more.


DTD02CD Various: Where Will You Be Christmas Day?A collection of 78rpm period gospel, blues and hillbilly tracks of a festive nature from the 1920s and 1930s. Artists featured include Alabama Sacred Harp Singers, Butterbeans And Susie, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Kansas City Kitty, Leadbelly, Fiddlin’ John Carson, Los Jibaros, Bessie Smith and more. With a 16 page booklet.

EL CD £9.95

ACMEM282CD Anita Kerr Singers/Chet Atkins: On This Holy Night/Christmas With Chet Atkins. Two architects of the Nashville country sound with excellent Christmas albums from the 1950s together on one CD, plus some excellent Christmas sides from other singers and musicians of the period.

JASMINE 2CD £10.95

JASCD803 Various: Snowbound For Christmas - Fun Songs, Classics & Rarities.Excellent compilation of tracks from rare Christmas EPs released in the 1950s & 1960s, featuring Les Paul And Mary Ford, Guy Lombardo, Dinah Shore, Fred Waring And His Pennsylvanians, Ernest Tubb, Bing Crosby And The Andrews Sisters and more.


GLMY82 Various: A 1950s Christmas. Re-promotion of excellent set of 50 Christmas crackers including Elvis And The Jordanaires, Brenda Lee, Louis Prima, The Moonglows, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and more.


E7231671 Ray Charles: The Spirit Of Christmas


2564621379 Various: Soul Christmas. Festive sides from Otis Redding, William Bell, Solomon Burke, King Curtis, Percy Sledge, Clarence Carter and more.


More re-promotions from popular label at a much reduced price.


250137 Henry Vestine: I Used To Be Mad (But Now I’m Half Crazy). Another chance to hear the solo debut album from  legendary Canned Heat guitarist.

250349 Percy Sledge: My Old Friend The Blues.

250280 Jay Willie Blues Band: The Real Deal. Scorching blues rock with Jay Willie’s rippin’ slide appearing alongside Bob Callahan (guitar and vocals), Bobby T Torello (drums) and Tommy Shannon (bass).

250276 Bo Diddley: Live In Eighty-Five. Includes guest appearances from John Mayall, Mick Fleetwood, Ron Wood, Chuck Berry and more.


250106 Canned Heat: Eternal Boogie. Their 1966 debut Vintage Heat plus a 1981 live album recorded during a Australian tour with Walter Trout on lead guitar & vocals.

250279 Rob Tognoni: Rock ‘N Roll Live. Over two hours of fast and furious blues rock.


The good folk at Grass Skirt Records initially planned on a one-off print run for this CD but it is available again now; Read our review at (see ‘review’ section)


SM2002 Eddie Bush & The Biltmore Trio: Also With Mannie Klein’s Hawaiians. 20 rare sides from splendid Hawaiian–style American guitarist from the 1920s and 1930s.