(1972/RCA) ´RCA Special Products´ - Canadian pressing
(Wild) The newest 45rom record of the Desperados from California The Desperados are a group of 4 savage young Rockin´ Rollers, Their sound will make you move furiously, bop and rip your hair off if ya have any, they play rough, evil, dirty baby making Rock ´n´ Roll. The band released the first record ´On the Rampage´ in 2013 and the record received world wide critical acclaim and it was received as a very fresh approached to the Rockabilly music. The band recorded their new album and 45´ on Feb 2015, the band had their European tour lined in Aug ust 2015.
(1953-56 ´Imperial´) (71:03/30) The first volume in this series (CDCHD 597) took us from Fats´ debut single. The Fat Man which was recorded in 1949, through to his 14th release in 1952. Volume 2 contains recordings made up to November 1955. This period saw Fats cross over from the R&B charts to the Top 20 pop charts with Ain´t It A Shame, which reached number 10 in July 1955. Another milestone, is the first (78 rpm) Domino single to gain release in Britain on the London label in February 1954, Rose Mary b/w You Said You Love Me. This CD presents a wonderful melange of blues, R&B and rock´n´roll which can be summarised under the title of the joyful Professor Longhair anthem, Mardi Gras In New Orleans. The rationale behind these releases is to provide Fats´ singles in chronological order for the first time, showing the development of his sound, style and career through time. It´s well known that Imperial speeded up Fats´ singles in the rock´n´roll era in order to give his voice a lighter, more commercial sound. The first track to be so ´doctored´ was the aforementioned Ain´t It A Shame. It is, however, less known that when earlier singles subsequently appeared on Imperial´s late 50s LP reissues they too were speeded up. And it´s those LP versions that have been reissued again ever since, including those on the comprehensive Bear Family box set. Now, with the help of expert researchers Dave Sax and Victor Pearlin, the original singles have been timed and the tracks have been remastered at the original speed. This work shows enormous dedication to the recreation of the original sound! In addition to both sides of the 14 singles, two high quality bonus tracks, Swanee River Hop and if You Need Me, are included and, for the first time on reissue, the instrumental introduction to I Lived My Life can be heard. Furthermore, a lot of new information is provided in the fascinating and highly detailed notes written by Domino biographer Rick Coleman. Fats Domino´s smile is devastating, his music is uplifting and he remains a unique artist with an immediately recognisable sound. This CD covers a historic period of his career where he started the move from gutsy boogie´n´blues to rock´n´roll,from black audiences to world-wide super-stardom. It´s another vivid snapshot of rock´n´roll history and portends Fats´ influence on the forthcoming sound of swamp-pop. Let´s all go to the Mardi Gras!
(2001/FUEL) 17 tracks - (US) - Cut Out 1956 with 16 page booklet US Version von CD ROLL 3012 in Jewelbox mit anderem Cover Picture the scene ...it´s 1956... a smoke-filled bar, late Saturday afternoon, Odessa, Texas, a bottle of Lone Star on the counter in front of you and a week of sweat and toil in the oil fields behind you. Through the smoke, someone switches on the black & white TV above the shelf of bottles behind the bar ...slowly a picture forms on the screen and a voice says, a little uncertainly, ´Are you ready?´ The Teen Kings explode on the screen with a wild version of ´Oohy Dooby´. Wonder where those kids are from_ Nearly thirty years later, the recordings the ´Teen Kings made of sees´ of those live television performances must rate historically as the most important release so far of Roy Orhison´s long career. For the first time ever, two in the world, we are able to hear again some of the live broadcasts that preceded his world-wide commercial successes of the sixties and onwards that etched Roy´s name on the Roll of Honour in the Rock ´n´ Roll Hall of Fame. It is fortunate that these recordings have survived. They give us a chance to better understand the music of an era, sadly gone by, and to appreciate more fully the influence these two early groups had on Roy´s heritage. This is the story of the Wink Westerners, The Teen Kings and Roy Orbison.... Roy´s earliest memories of his musical career appear to haye been in 1941 when he was five years old and in the primary grade at school in Vernon, Texas. One of his leachers was A.K. Hamblen (the brother of singer composer Stuart Hamblen, writer of ´It is no secret´ :trot ole !lousy´) who recognised and encouraged (lot abilities. Roy´s father, ( Lee, is generally credited with teach-ing Roy to play guitar (Ir was givcn a flat-top acoustic guitar for his sixth birthday I I I( of er, Roy would also have learnt from other family members including Charlie Orhison, Orbie Lee´s brother, and Kenneth Schultz, brother of Roy´s mother, Nadine. Together with Clois Russell, Orbie Lee´s neighbour and workmate, the Orbison clan would often sing and play - mostly for their own amusement but occasionally for a local dance - in between work in the local oil fields, Roy sometimes joining in with his rendition of ´You are my sunshine´. Radio was the train opportunity to hear music in the forties and WSM´s ´Grand Ole Opry´ broadcasts were easily heard throughout Texas. The Carter Family were broadcasting from Del Rio, Texas and Bob Wills from Fort Worth. The airwaves resound-ed with the music of various Mexican groups from along the southern border area. Roy would never forget the mixture of Country and Spanish-Mexican rhythms from those times. The Orbisons moved to Fort Worth sometime in 1942 and Orbie Lee found employment in the munitions and aircraft factories that had been expanded due to America´s entry into World War 11. Radio stations WRAP and KFIZ were the main broadcasters in this part of Texas and they regularly featured Bob Wills & The Light Cr´. Doughboys, Ted Daffan, and Ernest Tubb. In later years Roy often recalled seeing Tubb appear on the hack of a flatbed truck, singing the praises of some local dairy products in between songs. Roy´s own repertoire at this time included ´When my blue moon turns to gold´, ´Dusty skies´, ´No letter today´ and ´San Antonio Rose´.