DOWNTOWN ROCKIN’ AT THE STRIPTEASE CLUB 500 [14 Raw & Wild Blues Rockers From The 1960’s]

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As it says – Raw & Wyld blues rockers in tradition of Elmor James and Hound Dog Taylor style. So here you go with cool covers and originals as Shake Your Money Maker, Dust My Broom, Don’t You Lie To Me, We’re Gonna Boogie, Jackson Tennessee, Ain’t Got A Lousy Dime… It’s wyld & raw blues screech Lp collection from B-Sharp label that gave you “Nasty Rockabilly” series. Check some favs down below ‘n’ Dig!!!

 

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BO DIDDLEY – Bo’s Blues

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”500%, more man
A living dream
Bo Diddley, baby
More man than you ever seen
A young women’s wish
And a old women’s dream”

”Bo’s Blues features 22 of Bo Diddley’s best blues-oriented sides from the Chess catalog, including some rare stuff — the rip-roaring 1959 outing “Run Diddley Daddy,” a jive-loaded “Cops and Robbers” from 1956 that features maraca shaker Jerome Green more than Diddley, and a surging “Down Home Special.” If you think that everything Bo Diddley ever made has that same shave-and-a-haircut beat, this collection will set you straight!”[Bill Dahl]

From time to time I have to post some Bo’s stuff just to remind you on the master of wyld rhythm & blues. This is Bo intermezzo at Surfadelic.

 

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MITCH RYDER & THE DETROIT WHEELS – Surfadelic Collection !!!

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”Formed in Detroit in 1964. they served as Mitch Ryder’s backup band from 1964 to 1967. The band had a number of top twenty hits in the mid-1960s before lead singer Ryder was enticed away by Bob Crewe with offers of a solo career, after which the group quickly dissolved.

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels had their first big hit in 1965 with “Jenny Take a Ride”, which reached #10 on national charts, and #1 on the R&B chart – the first time a self-contained rock group had achieved the latter distinction. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the RIAA. Crewe had originally planned to release the track as a B side, but changed his mind after seeing the reactions of Brian Jones and Keith Richards, of The Rolling Stones, who were in the Stei-Philips studio in New York City as it was being recorded.

 

 

Ryder and the Detroit Wheels followed up with another top twenty hit, “Little Latin Lupe Lu,” which peaked at #17. After a couple of misses, the group had its biggest hit with the “Devil with a Blue Dress On”/”Good Golly Miss Molly” medley which reached #4. Around this period they also recorded a number of albums, largely composed of reworked R&B classics, along with a smattering of original compositions.

In 1967 Ryder had another top ten hit with “Sock It to Me, Baby!”, which was banned by some stations as too sexually suggestive. The band had its last hit with the brassy “Too Many Fish in the Sea”/”Three Little Fishes” single, which reached #24. Crewe then persuaded Ryder to quit the group and embark on a solo career.” [wiki]

Yep! Another Surfadelic comp. This one already have been posted but this is fresh edition, an ultra-dynamic Detroit R&B/Soul rockers collection gathering Mitch Ryder’s best 60’s sides with The Detroit Wheels. Sock it to me baby, Dig!!!

 

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v.a. FORBIDDEN CITY DOG FOOD [50s & 60s Instro/R&B/Trash/Exotica + Movie Trailers]

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”Uhoh Baby ! Legendary…One of the very first of Lux Interior’s Vip Vop Tapes to make it onto vinyl way back in the late 1980’s…..This is a limited edition pressing from the USA, the original 1st pressings say Australia (Like the Born Bad series)…..Crazed mix of Rockabilly, Surf, movie clips and a dash of R&B !….Just what the good Dr ordered! Get it while you can!”

Lux’s warm up tape, similar concept to ”Wavy Gravy” with great ridiculous horror & trash flics trailers between [mostly instro tittyshakin’] trax. Don’t miss it! Do The Pig! Dig!!!

 

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THE PRETTY THINGS – Attention! vol.1&2 [Vinyl Rip!]

 

This is re-post of two German 70’s compilations of Pretty’s ’64 -’66 recordings. I know, I know, you already have every Pretty Things comps and albums that can be found out there but… but these Germ slabs have pretty different, more ballsy full sound, so that’s the ‘selling point’ alright! Top UK 60’s Garage/Rhythm & Blues. Don’t Bring Me Down, Dig!!!

You buzz around, but you don’t sting
You take a chance, don’t lose a thing
You move on out, then shake around
Now jerk!”

Attention! vol.1 : Don’t Bring Me Down, Road Runner, We’ll Be Together, Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut, Judgement Day, Honey I Need , L.S.D, I Can Never Say, Big Boss Man, Come See Me, Big City, Oh, Baby Doll

Attention! vol.2 : Tripping, Buzz The Jerk, Death Of A Socialite, Gonna Find Me Substitute, The Sun, The Moon Is Rising, Photographer, Rainin’ In My Heart, Bright Lights Of The City, Can’t Stand The Pain, My Time, We’ll Play House

 

HOWLIN’ WOLF – Message To The Young [1971] / The Back Door Wolf [1973]

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”1971 marked the release of Howlin Wolf‘s second experimental offering, ”Message To The Young” . Oft-considered his second attempt (after the ”Howlin Wolf Album” he famously shunned) at offering the masses a psychedelic record, the sound on the record ranges from acid-rock, to blues, to funk, and back again. The title track on Message To The Young is exactly what the title suggests; Wolf s attempt at reaching the youth of the era in a beautiful spoken word ballad which can easily be summed up in two words Be Yourself . Originally released on the newly formed Chess Grt label, a subsidiary of legendary imprint Chess Records.” [Amazon Editorial Review]

 

 

Another overlooked gems, this time from Howlin’ blues legend 70s rumble. ”Message To The Young” is a cool funky-blues slab in style of Muddy Waters ”After The Rain” or “Electric Mud” albums [but not so heavy], made for the new generation rockers of early 70s. You can hear influences of early Funkadelic, late period Jimmy Hendrix and even ”Beggars Banquet”/”Let it Bleed” era Stones.

The Back Door Wolf is pretty solid, straight blues effort marked Howlin’ Wolf’s return to his well known ground. Check it out!

 

 

 

 

 

The Legend Of Bo Diddley [1966. Documentary]

 

Hey folks! You know Bo. Hey Bo Diddley and stuff… This here is a 20 min. ’66 B&W promo documentary directed by Gary Sherman on Bo’s rumble, Duches, studio session [”We’re Gonna Get Married”], live gigs [”Hey Go Go”], records pressing and special appearance of legendary DJ Tom “Big Daddy” Donahue. I’ve recently uploaded it on YT just fer ya, so better check it out while it’s up. I think you need mo’ BO!

 

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GUITAR GABLE – Cool Calm Collected (With King Karl) [50’s R&B/Rockers]

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Guitar Gable was the stage name used by Gabriel Perrodin an American Louisiana rhythm & blues, rock’n’roll guitarist, singer and songwriter. With King Karl, Gable’s brother Clinton “Fats” Perrodin on bass guitar, and drummer Clarence “Jockey” Etienne, as The Musical Kings, they became studio band for record producer J. D. “Jay” Miller Excello Records. They backed musicians such as Lazy Lester, Classie Ballou, Skinny Dynamo, Bobby Charles and Slim Harpo [on legendary 1957. single I’m a King Bee, “I Got Love if You Want It“].

Guitar Gable and the Musical Kings had earlier recorded their own debut single for Excello in 1956. His first track was the pacy instrumental “Congo Mombo”, which relied on the melody of “Frankie and Johnny”. The A-side of the single was “Life Problem”, which featured King Karl’s vocals. The follow-up release included the swamp pop classic, “Irene”, which later influenced Jimmy Clanton’s “Just A Dream”.
Subsequent releases followed a similar pattern with Gable’s Caribbean-laced instrumentals such as “Congo Mombo,” “Guitar Rhumbo” and “Gumbo Mombo,” pitched against rock and roll tracks including “Cool, Calm, Collected” and “Walking in the Park.” It was the blues influenced ballads including “Irene,” “Life Problem” and “This Should Go On Forever” that caused most interest. The latter track was recorded by Gable and his band in 1958, but did not find favour with Miller. A cover version was recorded by Rod Bernard, and it reached the Top 20 of the US Billboard R&B chart. Gable’s original was finally released in February 1959, but failed to match the success of Bernard’s cover. [wiki]

Greasy & swampy R&B/Rockers and blues almost similar to Little Richard/Chuck Berry style by this Guitar [Clark] Gable 🙂 . This is 80’s vinyl compilation on Flyright Records. Be Cool Calm Collected and … Dig !!!

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DOWNLINERS SECT – Dangerous Ground [1998]

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The Downliners Sect were the ragged, rocking real deal, blasting out of England in 1964 on an early British wave that took their contemporaries the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, the Kinks, and the Pretty Things to rock and roll heights and history. But unlike their friends, the Sect stayed true to their rhythm and blues roots and the grungy glory of the two and a half minute record. Cool tracks like “Baby What’s Wrong” and “Little Egypt” gave them stardom in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway and an enduring cult
status everywhere else. Half a century later, they’re still true to those roots and still fronted by founding members Don Craine and Keith Grant. The Sect survives, and SteadyBoy is thrilled to bring this album of tracks that only saw limited release in the nineties.

Dangerous Ground presents the band true to the spirit of American blues-based rock and roll with a British twist, sounding like early Rolling Stones, had they never abandoned the raw sound of their first several albums. Speaking of the Stones, Ronnie Wood’s brother Art Wood painted the inspired Dangerous Ground cover. Blues rock gets no more authentic, no more psychedelic, no more
unrepentant than the Downliners Sect. [Rush Evan, SteadyBoy Records]

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The Sect returns! But in order to venture forward they had to, first, go back. This, the first-ever US release of a Sect studio album, was actually recorded and released in Europe back in 1998, utilizing the same lineup that performed, to date, their only two live concert appearances in America, in 2001 AND 2004, respectively. I was at both shows, and they killed! Harmonica player Paul Martin left the band a few years ago, and, sadly, drummer Alan Brooks left this world recently. The band is still killin’ ’em on the homefront, and who knows? Maybe we’ll still have our chance to see them again Back in The U.S.A. (Uh-huh , EE – VUN!). Not surprisingly, the fiery Rhythm ‘n’ Blues sound of days gone by is all still there, from the Bo Diddley beatin’ rhythm section to the warm, bluesy tone of the slide guitar. Apart from a nod to their Skiffle roots, “Working on The Railroad,” this is an otherwise all-originals collection, and their songwriting skills are as strong as ever. There’s been another studio LP, not yet available in the states, but this is easily their best studio effort since “Showbiz,” the band’s comeback album and call to arms, not against, but with, the pub and punk rock bands they inspired. “Dangerous Ground” is just a great album, whether you’re already a fan, or whether you only know them through Billy Childish, who picked up much of his sound, dress sense and Snagglepuss phraseology from the Sect, or if you’ve never heard ’em at all but know the blues don’t have to be a drag, and Rock ‘n’ Roll does’nt need to sag. Their work here is fun. My work here is done. Exit, stage right!(GUEST REVIEW BY JOHN BATTLES)

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The Sect strikes again! This time with their best slab since 60’s freakbeat classics. Raw garagey Rhythm’n’Blues mixed with pub rock, reminds me on DR.Feelgood early stuff but it’s kinda… Dangerous! Fav tunes: Keep On Rocking, Escape From Hong Kong, Dangerous Ground, Little Queenie (C. Berry), I Just Want To Make Love To You (W.Dixon), Daemon Lover,Midnight ShiftDig !!!