(2000/ROLLERCOASTER) 58 tracks with 28 page booklet - live radio broadcasts 1954/55, Big D Jamboree live recordings 1954-56 plus studio tracks & demos. A reissue of our acclaimed LP album, Rockin´ On The Radio, which has been unavailable for many years, plus previously unissued and remastered material from radio shows, live performances and studio sessions. A real treat for Five Strings fans and those interested in the development of rockabilly from western swing, country and rhythm & blues. Sid & the Strings put it all in the pot and others like that Elvis boy reaped the benefits. Detailed notes by Hank Taylor and many photographs.
(Rollercoaster) 62 tracks (4 unissued) with 20 page booklet. - Here it is at last, everything you ever wanted by Johnny Powers! We have included most of Johnny´s 50s and 60s recordings on two CDs together with some previously unissued cuts and, as a bonus, added a bunch of his most recent recordings on CD2. It a long road from ´Long Blond Hair´ to ´I´ll Come Back To You´, but Johnny was there when it happened. The package includes a 20 page booklet with photographs and detailed notes and has been remastered from the original tapes wherever possible. Some historic recordings were only preserved on acetate discs and we have done our best to restore the sound on these without losing the integrity of the performance but some surface noise may remain.
(Norton Records) Hühner Aufnahmen aus den Jahren 1956 bis 1999 - mastered by Vic Anesini. - Neuauflage aufgrund der überwältigenden Nachfrage - überrascht am Osterfeuer euren Partner/Partnerin mit einer gelungenen Choreographie zum ´ Chicken Flop ´ oder dem nicht ganz so schweren ´ Chicken Hop ´ - Here it is -- the Hasil Adkins Cchicken Collection! This West Virginia one man band has been doin´ chicken right since his first recordings in 1955 and here delivers a family size box of finger lickin´ goodies free-ranging from Chicken Walk, Chicken Twist and Chicken Shake to unissued cluckers from the vaults Chicken Hop, Chicken Wobble plus brand new poultry pounders Chicken Hunch and Chicken On The Bone! Help celebrate Hasil´s fifteen years as a Norton artist with this fourteen piece bucket! Detailed notes, interviews, data in posh luxe package! Includes Hasil´s own secret chicken recipe! ´Like the Bible and toilet paper, the music of Hasil Adkins belongs in every household, and none is a home without it.´ - Nick Tosches
The moody style that early rocker Jody Reynolds pioneered on his 1958 hit ‘Endless Sleep’ has proved to be one of the more enduring and imitated formats in popular music. The song has remained an important entry in the lexicon of 50s rock. Reynolds’ early quasi-rockabilly sides are much sought after, yet the pioneering singer-songwriter has suffered in the reissue marketplace over the years, with only a couple of hodge-podge collections of his work available. ´´The Complete Demon and Titan Masters” finally rectifies the situation with a definitive compilation of Reynolds’ classic 50s and early 1960s sides for the Los Angles Demon label and its associated Titan imprint. All of the artist’s singles are featured, including the rocking ‘Daisy Mae’, ‘Tight Capris’ and ‘Beulah Lee’, and the downbeat gems ‘Fire Of Love’ and ‘The Storm’. The material is drawn from pristine master tapes for the very first time, and these fresh sources also threw up several unreleased titles that are as good as anything Reynolds issued at the time. Reynolds’ singles for Titan include a pseudonymous instrumental credited to the Storms and a rare 1966 duet single which proved to be the record world’s introduction to Bobbie Gentry. Packaged with detailed liner notes and boasting superior sound, Ace’s ´´The Complete Demon and Titan Masters” is finally the anthology that Jody Reynolds has always deserved.
(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!
(1962-64 ´Imperial´) (54:46/26) The fifth and final volume in the Fats Domino Imperial singles series takes us up to 1964, and as usual covers all the A and B-sides and includes a couple of contemporary album tracks in stereo for good measure. The rest of the CD is in original mono and never waivers from the true singles masters as they were issued in the US. This volume covers the period just as Fats was cooling off chart-wise and includes singles released on Imperial after he had left for ABC Paramount in 1963. This is the least reissued period of Fats Domino but contains many gems. The booklet is packed with great pictures, period advertising and detailed information, and is a handsome companion to the previous volumes and completes the set. 1961 had been a good year for New Orleans R&B, with hits by Joe Barry, Ernie K-Doe, Clarence ´Frogman´ Henry, Chris Kenner and Fats, but things started to cool off in ´62 for our man. It was as if after ten years of hits for him, the gates were swinging open to a plethora of talent from New Orleans and Louisiana. As the 60s progressed this presence continued to be felt, with hits by Jessie Hill, Lee Dorsey, the Dixie Cups and others, while Fats’ star waned, exacerbated by a change of record company and a change in the listening tastes of young record buyers, but in retrospect it’s clear that the decline in hit records was not reflected by a drop in quality. The sides here include ‘Jambalaya’, ‘You Win Again’ and ‘Your Cheating Heart’, Fats´ take on the great Hank Williams, at a time when Ray Charles was changing the face of R&B with covers of country material, some great New Orleans R&B in ‘I Hear You Knocking’, ‘You Always Hurt The One You Love’ and ‘Goin’ Home’, and superb original songs such as ‘My Real Name’, ‘Dance With Mr Domino’ and ‘Did You Ever See A Dream Walking’ – all in all a veritable feast of Fats at his best. Fats’ albums were still strong sellers, and from 1962’s ´Just Domino´ we have included ‘Teenage Love’ and ‘La La’ – as they were released at the time in stereo, we have included stereo masters in this collection. Fats Domino has a larger than life profile following Hurricane Katrina, and he and his producer/songwriter Dave Bartholomew have been honoured by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Today Fats’ name is up there with the great surviving rock’n’roll legends. Now’s the time to complete your library of his Imperial singles. Rest assured, take any volume from the series and you will never be less than happy, and more than likely be ready to get up and dance! By Brian Nevill
Digipack with 56 page booklet - a must have! More great recordings from the Big ´D´ archives. The second CD also includes additional tracks to the US release on Dragon Street Records. If you enjoyed the two volumes of Rockabilly and Country from the Big D Jamboree (RCCD 3042 and 3043), you´ll want to order this two-for-the-price-of-one goodie! This set includes a detailed 56-page booklet with notes by Kevin Coffey.
Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
Hannibal is often considered the finest general the world has ever known. Setting out from Carthaginian-dominated Spain with a small army of select troops, he fought his way over the Pyrenees and crossed the Alps with elephants and a full baggage train. Descending into Italy, he destroyed the main Roman army at Lake Trasimeno and came close to conquering Rome itself. At Cannae, Hannibal’s brilliant cavalry tactics enabled him to destroy a reassembled Roman army, and his subsequent defeats over a 15-year stay in Italy were due more to lack of sufficient support from home than to any failings of generalship. Theodore Ayrault Dodge’s classic history, first published in 1891, is equally perceptive of Hannibal’s military prowess and his visionary character. Dodge followed Hannibal’s route from Carthage to Italy, paying particular attention to the famous crossing of the Alps, exploring every pass in order to determine Hannibal’s route. In this book, he wrote an entire history of the art of war among these two mighty armies. Hannibal remains unequaled as the most comprehensive and readable study of history’s greatest general. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Wallace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004411/bk_blak_004411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.