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02/04/19

March 2019

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Artist:
Title:
Killed By Faith
Release Date: 02/15/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B28) $28.98 

Originally released in 1985, this is the sole album by Tony Cadenas' own Abandoned, the band he formed after the Adolescents original break up in 1981. Sounding a lot like Tony's original band but with an heavier Germs' influence, and a more metallic, darker, almost motorhead-esque touch. As long as the Adolescents got back on track, right before releasing their mid 80's comeback masterpiece 'Brats In Battalions' this obscure page of California punk rock history got completely forgot and never reopened until today. A band that really pushed the boundaries for the time while sticking to their roots, something most bands were not able to do. A must for all California Punk Rock maniacs out there!

Artist:
Title:
Heavy Axe
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B12) $12.98 

Axelrod was a legendary producer whose works have become a playground for sample-mongers the world over; this album features Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Cannonball Adderly & vocalist Stephanie Spruill. (Previously deleted:6/1/12 Original release date:12/15/98)

Artist:
Title:
Taifa/uhuru - Harlem Bush Music
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

2 albums on 1 CD from avant garde jazz player, 1970 & 1971. (Previously deleted:1/1/15 Original release date:1/5/93)

Artist:
Title:
Night Grooves
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B28) $28.98 

This is the first-ever vinyl re-issue for this original 1978 seven track compilation of the Blackbyrds' hottest dancefloor grooves. The album is much coveted by today's club-goers for its famed re-edits of "Happy Music," "Rock Creek Park" & "Supernatural Feelings," all exclusive to this package. Other highlights include the full-length, unedited versions of their debut single "Do It Fluid" & their all-time anthem "Walking In Rhythm". (Previously deleted:7/1/10 Original release date:4/23/02)

Artist:
Title:
The Blackbyrds/flying Start
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Two LP's on CD, both from 1974, some of the hits from the early soul/jazz funk scene. (Previously deleted:11/1/13 Original release date:7/25/94)

Artist:
Title:
Ganymede
Release Date: 02/15/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B18) $18.98 

Matt Brewer's third Criss Cross leader album, Ganymede, follows a pair of inspired ensemble recordings (Mythology. Criss 1373; Unspoken, Criss 1390), for which the master bassist convened some of the most accomplished individualists of 21st century jazz to interpret original music that showcased Brewer's sophisticated compositional skills, lyric gifts, and state of the art chops. Here, Brewer pares down to the trio format, allowing tenor saxophone hero Mark Shim, drum virtuoso Damion Reid and himself ample room to stretch out on challenging "inside" repertoire by Ron Carter ("RJ") and Joe Henderson ("Afro-Centric"), "outside" songs by Ornette Coleman ("Eos"), and Dewey Redman ("Willisee"), a complementary piece by Shim, and four of his own well-wrought originals.

Artist:
Title:
Hot Barbeque
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B28) $28.98 

Jazz dance album from 1965 from this great jazz organist. (Previously deleted:7/1/10 Original release date:3/9/97)

Artist:
Title:
Hot Barbeque/live!
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Great jazz organist, with George Benson on guitar, two LPs from 1965 and 1966 on one CD. (Previously deleted:12/1/10 Original release date:10/9/95)

Artist:
Title:
Sentimental Journey
Release Date: 02/15/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Although not regarded by some as being in the top pantheon of big bands, nevertheless Les Brown’s, Band Of Renown was a significant presence and introduced to the “swing era” a number of fine vocalists. Amongst them and featured on this CD is Doris Day and performing the male vocals Butch Stone. The CD comprises of two One Night Stand programs made specifically for the Armed Forces Radio Service which during and after World War II was in the business of distributing transcriptions of radio programs to service personnel, stationed mainly in and after the European theatre of war. The programs concerned are ONS566 which was performed at The Cafe Rouge, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, January 15th, 1945, and ONS682 which was performed at the Hollywood Palladium, July 24th, 1945.

Artist:
Title:
Cab Calloway
Release Date: 02/15/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

From 1932 to the late 1940’s the period covered by this set, Cab had an orchestra that was about as swinging a band of solid senders as you’d find on the big-band circuit. Cab projects, in his singing on records, something of the vital magic of his stage presence, a boundless exuberance and enthusiasm. His orchestral backing during the Thirties and Forties included many well-known names in jazz. The main attraction, however, was always Cab&emdash;showman, singer, entertainer. Most audiences didn’t even know that some of his sidemen were candidates for the jazz hall of fame. And that was as it should be. The musicians’ first function was to provide musical backing and a musical setting for the man who was being called “King of the Hipsters,” and this they did, wonderfully well.

Artist:
Title:
Riveting Rosie
Release Date: 02/15/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

After recording a string of hit singles and starring in a number of movies including “White Christmas” with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney began recording the first of many albums in 1951, Her co-stars were Harry James, Duke Ellington, Bing Crosby, Perez Prado, Nelson Riddle and many more. Rosemary experienced personal troubles over the years, none more so than in June 1968. She was standing only yards away from her friend, Robert Kennedy, when he was shot fatally. Happily she recovered from this tragedy. In 1976 she received an invitation from her old buddy, Bing Crosby, to accompany him on his 50th anniversary tour. Rosemary accepted willingly, and that tour revived her recording career. The following year her autobiography, “This For Remembrance” was published.

Artist:
Title:
The Best Of The Crests
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

One of the most successful integrated doo wop groups, The Crests waxed the classic ballad "16 Candles" (featured on this CD) in 1959. This collection of music cut for the Co-Ed label includes 18 doo wop sides from the late 1950s. (Previously deleted:5/1/13. Original release date:12/2/05)

Artist:
Title:
Old Gold / Doing The Dixie Twist
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Two albums on one CD. (Previously deleted:8/1/99 Original release date:3/29/00)

Artist:
Title:
Why?
Release Date: 02/15/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B28) $28.98 

Originally released in 1981, this is the 4th EP from legendary British hardcore group Discharge and it's perhaps their most famous and widely regarded recording. A blistering 10 tracks clocking in at around 15 minutes total, Why? reached #1 on the UK indie charts which, when listening today, seems like a miraculous feat for such a brutal and revolutionary sound. Discharge paved the way for '80s crust and thrash punk and literally have a genre of punk named after their unique rhythmic approach and the dozens of imitators it spawned, "D-beat"; this EP, along with the classic debut album, Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing (RRI90), are the most essential items in their catalog. True punks must get this!

Artist:
Title:
Alternative Medicine - The Difficult 3rd Album
Release Date: 02/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Making a return to the Ace catalogue after many years' absence, 1997's difficult third album from the Irish folk group. Features the late Gary Moore on guitar on several tracks. (Previously deleted:10/1/07. Original release date:10/27/97)

Artist:
Title:
We Got More Soul - The Ultimate Broadway Funk
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B32) $32.98 

(2-LP set) We Got More Soul - The Ultimate Broadway Funk is the ultimate collection of this consummate black artist. The complete Dyke & The Blazers recordings 1966-70, a whopping two and a half hours worth of steaming grooves have been liberated from previously locked vaults, all presented here from the master tapes. The 2LP set is neatly divided between Dyke's sojourn in Phoenix with the original hit-making line-up of the Blazers, and his later sessions recorded in Hollywood, when the singer's sidemen were the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band. (Previously deleted:7/1/10 Original release date:2/2/07)

Artist:
Title:
We Got More Soul - The Ultimate Broadway Funk
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B23) $23.98 

(2-CD set)We Got More Soul - The Ultimate Broadway Funk is the ultimate collection of this consummate black artist. The complete Dyke & The Blazers recordings 1966-70, a whopping two and a half hours worth of steaming grooves have been liberated from previously locked vaults, all presented here from the master tapes. The 2CD set is neatly divided between Dyke's sojourn in Phoenix with the original hit-making line-up of the Blazers, and his later sessions recorded in Hollywood, when the singer's sidemen were the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band. (Previously deleted:7/1/10 Original release date:2/2/07)

Artist:
Title:
Let A Woman Be A Woman
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: 12
List Price: (B17) $17.98 

For years there have been rumors that Dyke and the Blazers' 'Let A Woman Be A Woman' existed in an extended version with an extended break. No one had heard it except possibly in the background on a recording of DJ Sonny Hopson of his late 60s radio show. BGP have dug deep found the tapes and the masters and can now bring them to you. The break, used by Stetsasonic and Tupac amongst many others, is extended to over thirty seconds and the track is more dynamic than you might believe! This 12" will be perfect for those who want to scratch and manipulate the break. The B-side 'Funky Broadway Time' also has a pretty good break to go with its pretty good groove. (Previously deleted:7/1/10 Original release date:2/2/07)

Artist:
Title:
Black Boy
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: 7
List Price: (B13) $13.98 

An incredible sampler from Dyke and the Blazers including the unreleased funk stormer 'Black Boy'. A strident dirty slice of political funk with Dyke backed by the Watts 103rd Street Band. The B-side sees the same line-up taking on an early take of Dyke's all-time break-beat classic 'Let A Woman Be A Woman'. This alternate and grittier version is not on our Dyke compilation CD. (Previously deleted:7/1/10 Original release date:2/2/07)

Artist:
Title:
Funk Inc./chicken Lickin'
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Their 1st two jazz/funk LP's for Prestige on 1 CD. (Previously deleted:7/1/10 Original release date:10/15/92)

Artist:
Title:
Best Of Slim Harpo
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B12) $12.98 

In the large stable of blues talent that Crowley, Louisiana-based producer Jay Miller recorded for the Nashville-based Excello label, no one enjoyed more mainstream success than Slim Harpo. Just a shade behind Lightnin' Slim in local popularity, Harpo played both guitar and neck-rack harmonica in a more down-home approximation of Jimmy Reed. This 18 track compilation features the songs "Baby Scratch My Back," "I Got Love If You Want It," "I'm A King Bee," "Rock Me Baby" and others. (Previously deleted:3/1/10. Original release date:8/23/02)

Artist:
Title:
Hells Bells
Release Date: 02/15/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

John Hicks (1941-2006) gave much to jazz over several decades but never really received the appreciation he so richly deserved. As a pianist, he proved himself in the Art Blakey and Betty Carter universities. He was also the prototypical musician's musician, a first-call pianist for many jazz greats and a magnificent accompanist to the art's best saxists, including Pharoah Sanders, Arthur Blythe, Chico Freeman, Archie Shepp, and David Murray. He was often accused of hovering in McCoy Tyner's shadow, which is unfair and untrue. But he evinced a great fondness for Coltrane's music and was often heard on many a Coltrane tribute, showing affection for the saxophonist and his appreciation for Tyner's contribution to Coltrane's finest music. Another facet of John Hicks' career, which gets even less attention than his wondrous playing, is his ability to craft identifiable compositions that are wandering and melodic, suggestive and malleable yet memorable all at once.

Artist:
Title:
A Jumpin' Something
Release Date: 02/15/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

Earl Kenneth Hines, universally known as Earl “Fatha” Hines, was an American jazz pianist and bandleader. He was one of the most influential figures in the development of jazz piano and, according to one major source, is “one of a small number of pianists whose playing shaped the history of jazz”. This CD features an all too short recording (Tracks one thru six) that Earl Hines And His Esquire All Stars (Gene Redd, Dickie Wells, Morris Lane, Carl Pruitt and Edward Burns) made at the Club Hangover in San Francisco on the 20th of February, 1954. The other (bonus tracks) were recorded the same year in July, 1954 in Los Angeles, with the following musicians: Gene Redd, Leroy Harris, Dickie Wells, Jerome Richardson, Paul Binnings and Hank Milo. It is possibly not an over statement to say that Hines was one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time.

Artist:
Title:
Sweet And Lovely
Release Date: 02/15/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A20) $20.98 

This CD features two “live” “One Night Stand” 260 and 336 performances by the great Harry James and His Music Makers. The first being from the Roof Garden, Astor Hotel, New York City, June 5th, 1944 and secondly from the Casino Gardens, Ocean Park CA, August 12th, 1944. This was one of Harry’s finest bands and harks back to a time in big band history, when the music was at the height of its popularity and bands like Harry’s could afford to include a string section and several musicians of note including Juan Tizol and Corky Corcoran. It is also worth noting that on the second concert Harry had previouslysustained an injury whilst playing baseball and his place on a number of tracks is taken by Tommy Dorsey.

Artist:
Title:
The Mindbender/my Fire
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Great jazz guitar with legendary bassist Ron Carter and pianist Harold Mabern, 2 LPs on one CD. (Previously deleted:7/1/10 Original release date:4/15/98)

Artist:
Title:
Kak-ola
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Short-lived psychedelic band's only album has hints of influences, inc. a flash of Quicksilver here & a drop of Moby Grape there; this CD has been out of print for several years & returns here with nearly a half hour of mostly never before released music, inc. solo demos, live tracks & cuts from Gary Yoder's personal archive. (Previously deleted:3/1/10 Original release date:7/9/99)

Artist:
Title:
El Rayo-x
Release Date: 03/15/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

When David Lindley commenced on his solo career with "El Rayo-X" in 1981, he had already established himself as a studio musician in numerous venues. His competent playing, which he had long cultivated in performance with Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt and Crosby & Nash, is concentrated here on this album like an x-ray beam. And what is more: the multi-instrumentalist worked on his early, forgotten attempts on the banjo and fiddle and took himself right up to the strings of the steel guitar.

Artist:
Title:
Terrible Animals
Release Date: 02/15/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B18) $18.98 

Terrible Animals is perhaps the most compositionally ambitious and daringly performed of Lage Lund's five albums on Criss Cross. Joined by a never-before-convened, top-of-the-pyramid rhythm section (Sullivan Fortner, piano; Larry Grenadier, bass; Tyshawn Sorey, drums) the 39-year-old presents ten far-flung originals that elicit the full measure of their creativity over the 68-minute program, spurring Lund, who makes ingenious use of effects within his flow, to some of his most dynamic and varied playing on record.

Artist:
Title:
Tobacco Road
Release Date: 03/15/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

Brother Jack McDuff did plenty of copying and refined the good old standards on his "Tobacco Road" and made them blossom anew. Jack taught himself to play the organ and went on to transform the popular melody "Alexander’s Ragtime Band" into what one might call roughened up ball house jazz, were it not for the contrary saxophone, which soars over rasping organ clusters. For Brother Jack such spiritual sounds as in "And The Angels Sing" and his somewhat slanted version of the musing, dreamy "Wade In The Water" were an absolute must. It really rocks in "Can’t Get Satisfied", a gospel-like and delicately instrumental version of the blues evergreen. The organ does not necessarily always have the last word in this colorful mixture, but it is always very present as regards the sound and the distribution of the parts. And just once does McDuff let the instrument sing out on its glassy top register in "The Shadow Of Your Smile".

Artist:
Title:
Black Rhythm Revolution/peace & Rhythm
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

2-LP's on 1 CD by acid jazz drummer w. R&B backgro 1971. (Previously deleted:5/1/12 Original release date:11/1/92)

Artist:
Title:
Loud Blaring Punk Rock
Release Date: 02/15/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B28) $28.98 

One of the longest standing punk groups in history, Peter & The Test Tube Babies are still going strong today, with 2018 marking their 40th anniversary. The Loud Blaring Punk Rock LP is their 4th LP, originally released in 1985, is the epitome of childish, unrefined, and perfect punk rock and roll. With such deep, poetic titles as "We're Too Drunk", "Pick Yer Nose (And Eat It)", "Beat Up The Mods", you know what you're getting here; drunken, stupid, sloppy, and absolutely perfect UK punk.

Artist:
Title:
Now Is The Future: The Best Of Pleasure Vol. 2
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B28) $28.98 

10 cuts to groove to. (Previously deleted:11/1/10 Original release date:4/10/95)

Artist:
Title:
Straight Ahead: The Best Of Pleasure Vol. 1
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B28) $28.98 

12 funky dance/soul cuts from 70's. (Previously deleted:11/1/12 Original release date:4/18/94)

Artist:
Title:
The Best Of Pleasure
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Highly danceable fusion of jazz, rock, soul, funk & R&B from 70's. (Previously deleted:7/1/10 Original release date:4/10/96)

Artist:
Title:
Shaft
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B28) $28.98 

Includes the "Theme From Shaft," from funk drummer from the 1970s. (Previously deleted:7/1/10 Original release date:8/12/98)

Artist:
Title:
Purdie Good
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B28) $28.98 

Album by the innovator of 1970s funk style of drumming. (Previously deleted:7/1/10 Original release date:6/8/95)

Artist:
Title:
Purdie Good/shaft
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Two albums on one CD from 1970s funk drummer, feat. Houston Preston on saxophone and Ted Dunbar on guitar. (Previously deleted:9/1/12 Original release date:10/8/97)

Artist:
Title:
The Time Is Now!
Release Date: 02/15/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

Composer and trombonist Phil Ranelin's debut album was originally released in 1974. Infused with the spirit of John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp the album features fiery avant-garde improvisation, hard bop playing with Latin rhythms.

Artist:
Title:
Roarin'
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B12) $12.98 

This is the first in a series of incredibly rare albums that British saxophone great Don Rendell released in the '60s. This album is a tour-de-force of hard bop that stands up to anything recorded in the States at the same time, and features, in the horn-led front line a young Graham Bond on alto saxophone making his debut appearance. This is the first time that this album has ever been re-issued anywhere in the world and is released utilizing its original artwork. (Previously deleted:6/1/17 Original release date:12/5/04)

Artist:
Title:
Thoroughbred Men
Release Date: 02/15/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B28) $28.98 

Resistance 77 are an Oi! and street punk group originating in Nottingham in 1980 and still going strong today, with their latest album released in 2015. Originally released in 1984, Thoroughbred Men is their first proper album, full of sloppy catchy riffs, anthemic vocals, and pounding rhythms. Influenced heavily by first wave Oi! groups like Cock Sparrer and Sham 69, and released on the punk group Riot Squad's Rot Records, this is an obscure and smoking piece of Oi! history never before reissued on LP.

Artist:
Title:
Here Are The Sonics!!!
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B12) $12.98 

Another iconic album release in our Hip Pocket series of facsimile album releases (now with improved packaging including spine and inner sleeve). Here we present the Sonics' first album - released by Etiquette in 1965. Recorded on a two-track tape-recorder, with just one mike for the drum kit, it perfectly captured the band's live performances. (Previously deleted:3/1/10 Original release date:2/2/07)

Artist:
Title:
Hida-takayama Jazz Session
Release Date: 03/15/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A52) $52.98 

Touring with the Micky Curtis Band, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto had the chance to explore several international experiences that he would later use on his 1974 album, Misty, as he worked with this band in France, England and Switzerland. This very special recording by TBM is now released on XRCD24 featuring Tsuyoshi Yamamoto's trio including bassist Akira Daiyoshi and drummer Tetsujiro Obara, with vocalist Koji Moriyama. The rare recording was made in August 23, 1975 at Yoshijima Heritage House in Hida Takayama privately for the local Jazz fan. Contains 6 songs including favorites "My Funny Valentine", "Bye Bye Blackbird", "You Are My Sunshine" and more. At the JVC manufacturing plant, the XRCD24 has been directly laser cut from the 24bit MO Master Disk to ensure the purest sound quality to original source. The XRCD24 has been produced through exclusively designed XRCD mastering studio to the manufacturing. This unparalleled care of from the original source, mastering to manufacturing will bring you warmth, passion, emotion and delineation in addition to entirely new level of listening enjoyment. This recording will let you experience XRCD24 sound as you never have before!

Artist:
Title:
Stomper Time Rockabillies Vol. 2
Release Date: 02/08/2019
Format: 7
List Price: (B17) $17.98 

After a short break of just 10 years, Stomper Time Records returns to the world of vinyl with some top-level rockabilly on two EPs. These dinked, picture sleeve releases are limited to just 500 copies.

Artist:
Title:
Stomper Time Rockabillies Vol. 1
Release Date: 02/08/2019
Format: 7
List Price: (B17) $17.98 

After a short break of just 10 years, Stomper Time Records returns to the world of vinyl with some top-level rockabilly on two EPs. These dinked, picture sleeve releases are limited to just 500 copies.

Artist:
Title:
Stax Of Funk Vol. 2 - More Funky Truth
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B32) $32.98 

(2-LP set) Here are another 21 high quality slabs of Stax funk. Although BGP brings in some of the biggest names on the label - the Staple Singers, Rufus Thomas - with the unreleased monster "Doin' The Side Saddle" - and Albert King, this album is about the rare and the funky. These are mainly hard-to-find 45 tracks that cross the range from hard heavy funk to female shouters to proto-disco. Some of these have been sampled, including Stu Gardner's "Devil In A Man" (by DJ Shadow), but most are just great funk. Features Calvin Scott, Bar Kays, Jimmy McCracklin, Inez Foxx, Wrecking Crew, Sweet Inspirations, Sir Mack Rice, Lee Sain & many others. (Previously deleted:7/1/10 Original release date:8/9/02)

Artist:
Title:
Stax Of Funk Vol. 2 - More Funky Truth
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Here are another 21 high quality slabs of Stax funk. Although BGP brings in some of the biggest names on the label - the Staple Singers, Rufus Thomas - with the unreleased monster "Doin' The Side Saddle" - and Albert King, this album is about the rare and the funky. These are mainly hard-to-find 45 tracks that cross the range from hard heavy funk to female shouters to proto-disco. Some of these have been sampled, including Stu Gardner's "Devil In A Man" (by DJ Shadow), but most are just great funk. Features Calvin Scott, Bar Kays, Jimmy McCracklin, Inez Foxx, Wrecking Crew, Sweet Inspirations, Sir Mack Rice, Lee Sain & many others. (Previously deleted:7/1/10 Original release date:8/9/02)

Artist:
Title:
Sweet Taste Of Sin
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

As hip hop moves on in its ever increasing desire to raid the history of black music, so new areas have found themselves increasingly coming into focus, like the sweet sound of big stringed lovers' soul from the 1970s found on this 16 track compilation, featuring plenty of bass, drums & beautiful voices. Includes songs from Isaac Hayes & Millie Jackson, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Caesar Frazier, Fatback, Dennis Coffey, Phillip Mitchell, Betty Everett, Three Pieces, Fantastic 4, Detroit Emeralds, Shirley Brown & others. (Previously deleted:7/1/10 Original release date:12/7/01)

Artist:
Title:
Funkin' The Ghetto
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

BGP takes a 20 track dip into the 1970s-era Atlantic catalog, feat. tracks by Billy Cobham, King Curtis, Roland Kirk, Yusef Lateef, Black Heat, Clarence Wheeler, Fred Wesley, The Gaturs, Herbie Mann, Lotti Golden, Roy Ayers & others. (Previously deleted:7/1/10 Original release date:10/27/00)

Artist:
Title:
On The Detroit Beat - Motor City Soul - Uk Style 1963-67
Release Date: 02/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B20) $20.98 

It's been part of the UK's musical DNA for so many years that it's hard to imagine a time when Motown was struggling to make an initial impact here. Incredibly, not one of the forty 45s issued from their catalogue, across an assortment of labels, breached the UK charts in the company's first five years of operation. Motown's initial lack of success here made its early catalogue fair game for any UK artist looking to score a hit with a quality song. After the Beatles recorded three Motown songs on their second album, local artists were queuing up to put their own spin on Motown copyrights. Not all of those homegrown versions were artistically successful, but Ace's "On The Detroit Beat!" brings together two dozen that were, by some of our best-known and best-loved singers and groups of the Beat Era (and beyond). On this CD you'll hear the likes of Cilla Black singing Junior Walker, Elkie Brooks taking on the Temptations, the Hollies essaying the Miracles and much more besides.

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Manchester - A City United In Music
Release Date: 02/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B26) $26.98 

Starting with Ewan MacColl's 'Dirty Old Town', written about the great metropolis and capturing the effects of 200 years of industrial revolution and its aftermath, "Manchester; A City United In Music" moves through the 60s beat revolution, Strawberry Studios pop era, northern punk, indie mayhem and on to the Madchester years, culminating with an Oasis modern day-anthem. The tracks vary from the multi-million selling hits of Wayne Fontana, 10cc, Herman's Hermits and Simply Red to the cult musical art of Haydock's Rockhouse, Wynder K Frog and Smack. Well-known artists like the Hollies, Georgie Fame and John Mayall are heard on some of their lesser-known but top-notch tracks.

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Bellisima! - More 1960s She Pop From Italy
Release Date: 02/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B20) $20.98 

Comprising soaring big beat ballads, the occasional guitar-driven nugget and other feminine pop gems of the stylish Italian variety, this much-anticipated follow-up to "Ciao Bella!" (one of Ace Records' best sellers of 2015) offers further proof that there is musical life beyond the shores of English-speaking countries. "Bellissima! More 1960s She-Pop From Italy" comprises an equal mix of superstars and obscure artists, performing songs of both Italian and overseas origin.

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Title:
Bellisima! - More 1960s She Pop From Italy
Release Date: 02/08/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B37) $37.98 

Comprising soaring big beat ballads, the occasional guitar-driven nugget and other feminine pop gems of the stylish Italian variety, this much-anticipated follow-up to "Ciao Bella!" (one of Ace Records' best sellers of 2015) offers further proof that there is musical life beyond the shores of English-speaking countries. "Bellissima! More 1960s She-Pop From Italy" comprises an equal mix of superstars and obscure artists, performing songs of both Italian and overseas origin.

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Title:
This Is Lowrider Soul 1962-1970
Release Date: 02/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

The Mexican and central and South American immigrants and their descendants who originally settled mainly around East Los Angeles have had an affinity for sweet soul love ballads for many years. In recent times the collecting scene has intensified and spread to soul fans around the world who, already sympathetic to the music, were intrigued by the titles that were finding such favour among this very hip scene. Scene classics are provided by the Whispers, Barbara Mason, the Ambassadors, Brenton Wood and Lee Williams & the Cymbals, most of which are quite well known in Europe, too. More esoteric picks are provided by the Endeavors, Aesop's Fables, Jimmy Conwell, the Vows and the Interpreters. Being Kent, we suggested some previously unreleased masters to the selectors and they were knocked out to include the Lovers Bay Area-recorded 'When You're Poor' and the Billy Terrell, Ray Dahrouge and Tony Camillo-written-and-produced gem 'I'm Just Passing Time'; their inclusion has caused a buzz around the scene.

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At His Finest - The Specialty Rock 'n Roll Years
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B23) $23.98 

(2-CD set) Along with Little Richard, Larry Williams is rightly considered as one of the greatest black rockers - and both artists recorded for Art Rupe's Specialty label. This set features all the Specialty singles (CD 1), and the superb outtakes with hilarious studio chat (CD 2). All the big hits are here in all their remastered glory: "Short Fat Fannie," "Bony Moronie," "Dizzy Miss Lizzy" and Slow Down." With Larry at the pounding piano, the instrumental work is outstanding. Accompanists include such stalwarts as Plas Johnson (sax), Rene Hall (guitar), Earl Palmer and Charles "Hungry" Williams (drums). The attractive booklet features expert notes from Stuart Colman. (Previously deleted:3/1/10 Original release date:8/6/04)

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Title:
Shadowman
Release Date: 03/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

1997 album from guitar legend including 9 originals & songs by John Fogerty & Hank Williams, recorded during a visit to the U.K. in 1995; inc. the cut "Rumble On The Docks" featured in the movies "Pulp Fiction" & "Independence Day." (Previously deleted:1/1/08 Original release date:5/10/99)

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Los Angeles
Release Date: 03/15/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B21) $21.98 

Reissue of the classic debut "Los Angeles" by X. Remastered at Chicago Mastering by Jason Ward.

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Session Guitar Star
Release Date: 02/08/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

During his six-decade career as a session man, predominantly in Memphis and Nashville, Reggie Young's unique guitar work has embellished 45s and albums by just about every major artist who cut tracks in those two hotbeds of recording activity. There were plenty of lower profile names, too, who made great records without necessarily over-working the chart compilers. To Reggie it didn't matter; he always did his best to provide what he felt was right for the song, very often just some personalised licks and fills here and there, but he would cut loose on a scorching solo if he thought it added to the overall performance. This CD contains a healthy mixture of both, and much in between.


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