New Releases

12 September 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

The higher resolution version may take a bit longer to load but will appear much clearer on your screen.

Since publication of the catalogue, plenty more new releases have been issued. These can be viewed by downloading our New Release Sheet here or by scrolling down the list below.

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


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.


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.


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.


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 includes 5 sides not included on the box set and has 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, The Du-Droppers, The 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.

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 and most historic sides,1920s to the 1950s.


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.


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.

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).


EN6CD9020 The Louvin’ Brothers: Complete Recorded Works 1952-1962. Almost 400 minutes of the best country music ever recorded, including previously un-heard sides.


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.


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). This edition comes with 3 bonus tracks from the same period.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 captured live in Copenhagen in 1962 on a set of jazz ballads and standards featuring Swedish and Danish musicians.


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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 radio

JSP CD £10.25

JSP8854 Lucky Peterson: Travelin’ Man. 11 track studio album from multi-talented contemporary favourite produced in Dallas by Steve Washington (who also co-wrote most of the songs). 

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..

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.


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

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.

NOT3CD172 The Platters: Ultimate Collection. 60 tracks.

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.


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.


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.


PRD70201 Walter Trout: Life In The Jungle. Latest in an ongoing 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.

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.


SK3008 Don Pullen: Richard’s Tune.

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.

SIGNET CD £12.45

SM1 Peggy Seeger: Everything Changes. Folk royalty releases her 22nd album in her 80th year, still full of passion, intelligence and humour.


SMCR2 5124 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.


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

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.


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.


Re-issues of iconic albums on high quality 180g vinyl with a few bonus tracks included.

LP771955 Muddy Waters: Sings Big Bill Broonzy. Classic 1959 tribute album featuring Muddy and his band, this edition includes 2 bonus tracks.

LP771948 Bo Diddley: Bo Diddley & Company. His 1963 album plus 2 bonus tracks.

LP771951 Dale Hawkins: Oh! Suzy-Q. Stonking 1950s rock and roll album plus 4 bonus tracks.



More re-issued CDs from new distributors at low prices!

250201 Ike & Tina Turner: We’ve Always Had The Blues. Two classic 1969 albums originally on Blue Thumb.

250205 Various: Tribute To Bo Diddley. Features contributions from Taj Mahal, Joe Louis Walker, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, Corey Harris, Coco Montoya and more.


250203 John Mayall & The Bluebreakers: Dreaming About The Blues. Captured in the studio in 1988 and live in Germany in 1987, featuring the guitar exploits of both Coco Montoya and Walter Trout.

250204 Johnny Winter: Raised On Blues. One album in the studio and the other live at the Texas Pop Festival on September 1st 1969.


8426712 Notting Hillbillies: Missing, Presumed Having A Good Time. Red Lick favourite, Steve Phillips, back in 1990 in the company of Mark Knopfler, Brendan Croker and others


PT001CD John Lewis: Live In Cardiff. Back in print, rockabilly, blues, country and more from a hot night from our favourite British rockabilly artist. If you love his latest (Sanity- reviewed in catalogue 180) and was wowed by his previous album (The Billy Banks Sessions), you really must have this!