• 01. Billy Boy Arnold - You Got To Love Me Baby
    02. Little Walter - Hate To See You Go
    03. Billy Stewart - Billy's Blues Part I
    04. Billy Stewart - Baby, You're My Only Love
    05. The Marquees - Hey Little Schoolgirl
    06. The Schoolboys - Pearl
    07. Billy Boy Arnold - I'm Sweet On You
    08. Little Walter - Roller Coaster
    09. Billy Stewart - Billy's Blues Part II
    10. Billy Stewart - Billy's Heartache
    11. The Marquees - Wyatt Earp


    Is a...Sessionman!

    [engl] Bo`s unique artistic personality goes beyond his work as a singer, guitar player and performer: this collection showcases his skills as a first-rate composer, talent-scout, session musician and producer of R&B stars such as Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold, Billy Stewart, The Schoolboys and The Marquees (featuring a youthful Marvin Gaye in their line-up). Nice edition w/ gatefold sleeve, remastered sound, artists pics and extensive liner notes by George R. White, author of Living Legend, Bo Diddley?s biography.
  • 01. Jackie Brenston - My Real Gone Rocket
    02. Lonnie The Cat - I Ain't Drunk
    03. Matt Cockrell - Gypsy Blues
    04. Jesse Knight - Nobody Seems To Want Me
    05. The Sly Fox - I'm Tired Of Begging
    06. Willie King - Peg Leg Woman
    07. Johnny Wright - Suffocate
    08. Billy Gayles - Just One More Time
    09. Gardinias - My Baby's Tops
    10. Clayton Love - The Big Question
    11. Kenneth Churchill - Would You Rather
    12. Chuck Bernard - Calling Your Name
    13. Starrs - Ain't Got No Home
    14. Icky Renrut - Ho Ho


    Real Gone Rocket

    [engl] Besides being an excellent boogie pianist and guitarist supremo, Ike Turner shone as a top-notch composer, producer and talent scout. It's a fact that Ike was at the same professional level as some of the biggest names of the day, whom he worked with on a number of occasions. This new 45?s compilation shines light on this little-known aspect of his artistic career as the genius-behind-the-curtains in several recordings by other artists. Included are R&B essentials such as ?My Real Gone Rocket? or ?I Ain?t Drunk? by the legendary Jackie Brenston and Lonnie the Cat, as well as obscure numbers ?never re-issued till now
  • 01. Get Rich Quick
    02. Why Did You Leave Me
    03. Taxi Blues
    04. Every Hour
    05. I Brought It All On By Myself
    06. Ain't Nothin' Happenin'
    07. Thinkin' Bout My Mother
    08. Please Have Mercy On Me
    09. Always
    10. Ain't That Good News
    11. Fool At The Wheel
    12. Rice, Red Beans And Turnip Greens
    13. Maybe I'm Right
    14. Directly From My Heart To You
    15. I Love My Baby
    16. Little Richard' Boogie


    The Implosive

    [engl] Finally on vinyl! This great set illustrates the (re)construction process of the wildest, freest identity in rock`n`roll history. Here are all Richard?s first recordings from the early fifties with the Johnny Otis and Billy Wright bands, the Deuces of Rhythm and the Tempo Toppers. All his pre-Specialty, pre-Tutti Frutti waxings: his four RCA singles and all the 45s he recorded for Peacock Records. Gatefold sleeve with extensive liners, label shots, dozens of pictures, vintage press clipping and reviews.
  • 01. Big John Greer & His Combo - Blam
    02. Big Maybelle - Don't Leave Poor Me
    03. Brownie Mcghee Sextet - Anna Mae
    04. Marie Knight - The Storm Is Passing Over
    05. Doc Bagby - Honky Tonk In Silk
    06. Stick McGhee - I'm Doing All This Time (And You Put Me Down)
    07. Brother John Sellers - Big Boat Up The River
    08. The Cyclones - Give Me Love
    09. Mickey And Kitty - St. Louis Blues
    10. Jesse Stone - Night Life
    11. Nappy Brown - A Long Time
    12. Brother John Sellers - Took My Feet Out Of The Miry Clay
    13. Big Maybelle - That's A Pretty Good Love
    14. Mickey & Sylvia - Shake It Up


    Blam! NYC R&B Sessions 1953-1961

    [engl] The contribution of Mickey Baker to 1950s music puts him next to titans like Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. He is undoubtedly the king of 50s R&B guitar as well as an inventor of the sound called Rock and Roll. The difference between these two and Baker is that his career has been unfairly undervalued, if not almost unknown. And his recorded output is FIVE times more than Chuck and Bo combined. The most in-demand studio musician/session guitarist par excellence during the golden years of the R & B laid the foundation for Rock and Roll. This tireless hard working musician spent half his life in the studio and the other half on tour and left his mark on hundreds, thousands of recordings, among which are hits from artists like Big Joe Turner, Ruth Brown or the Coasters. His incendiary riffs and solos were always aggressive, twisted but elegant sounding. He possessed creativity ahead of his time with excellent taste, and completely transformed the concept and role of the electric guitar into rock and roll forever. But don't panic. This is far from being an album for guitarists or academics. It is a selection of rare recordings that showcase him backing various singers and a few instrumentals easily moving through styles of R&B, Blues, Rock, Gospel and Folk done for different labels between 1953 and 1961. We are happy to present this diverse compilation with stunning sound quality and much of the material never before reissued. And we hope you enjoy the experience of discovering or remembering the immeasurable Mickey Baker, the king of and most recorded guitarist in 1950s rhythm and blues.