Yes, he was. This lp collection is one of the first Elvis slabs I bought and it’s interesting for great sound enchanced by new remix. Some says these are late 70’s re-recordings of ‘Kings’ classic tunes but I’m not sure. What I know is that this is cool collection with great sound quality so even if you’re feelin’ overstuffed with Elvis stuff check this one anyway. Vinyl rip by Surfadelic. Dig!!!
Cool mix of mostly obscure 50’s & 60’s R’n’R/R&B rockers in this three vinyl volume series. Killer stuff as Scotty Mckay ”Midnight Crying Time”, Tommy Bell ”Swamp Girl”, The Tempests ”Look Away”, Sherman Evans ”Looking For My Baby’‘, Lulu Reed ”You Can’t Hide”, Eddie Stapleton ”Well I’m Weak”, Nathaniel Mayer ”I Had A Dream”, Tommy Bell ”Midnight Dreams”, Jacky Lee ”Misery”, Larry Bright ”Way Down Home” plus some well known names like Freddy Cannon, Howlin’ Wolf, Bo Diddley, Junior Wells and [Paul Revere &] The Raiders early rocker. Get your kicks!
I’ve planned this for a long time and now here is a big fat 72 trax collection of songs covered by garage rock heroes the Lyres. As you know Jeff ‘Mono Man’ Conolly is a big fan of 60’s garage/beat especially The Kinks, The Pretty Things, The Sonics, The Standells, Chocolate Watch Band, 13th Floor Elevators, Flamin’ Groovies, The Stooges, Dutch band The Outsiders as well as some obscure ”Pebbles/Back from the grave” kinda stuff. Lyres have that rare ability kinda ‘magic’ to make others tunes sound as their own [somethin’ like The Cramps or Ramones]. Most songs in this collection are from 60’s but there are some R&B/Roll from 50’s and two trax from late 70’s Boston garage-punk acts. Almost every song they covered on their studio albums and live recordings is here, sometime in 2 versions. So, if you’re a fan of Lyres and 60’s garage/beat you should check these Mono Man favorites. Dig !!!
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Cool collection of songs covered by NY Dolls. 50’s/60’s R&B, Rock’n’ Roll, Blues classics that were influenced yer favorite glam punkers. Short but sweet, Dig!!!
”Hear that thunder and lightning
Raining on through the night
Feel that cool wind blowing
The moon’s gone out of sight
Darkness all around us
I’m a-gonna wanna hold you a-baby
And you don’t want me near”
More Tooter 50’s recordings in these two ’84/’85 White Label Lp comps. Life Begins At 4 O’clock, They Won’t Let Me In, Wayward Wind, Depression Blues, Who That … and other rare stuff with studio chats, rehearsals, false starts and alternate versions. For R-billy enthusiasts and others. Dig!
”Well, hear that big wheel rolling
Rolling on down the line
Vibration of sensation
Man, when her lips meet mine…”
“Tooter Boatman was a Texas rocker who recorded prolifically between 1957 and 1963, but only a handful of recordings were issued during his too short life. In 1957 he formed his own rock and roll group, the Chapparals. Towards the end of 1957 they made their first record, “Poor Gal”/“Sweet Lies” (Rebel 108), which was credited to The Chaparrals. It was recorded at the Clifford Herring studio in Fort Worth, but after Danny Wolfe opened his own studio in Stephensville, Boatman and his group would hold almost all their sessions there. Danny Wolfe, a good friend of Tooter, was a songwriter / singer / pianist who went on to write most of their material. Wolfe’s songs have also been recorded by many other artists, including Gene Vincent, John D. Loudermilk, Pat Boone, Huelyn Duvall and Sanford Clark. Wolfe became the manager of the Chapparals and booked them in clubs and on TV shows all over Texas.
The second release was the one for which Boatman is best known. “The Will of Love” was released in April 1958 on Twinkle 501, coupled with “More and More (I Love You)”. Several sources claim that “The Will of Love” was coupled with “Thunder and Lightning” (another rockabilly classic from the pen of Danny Wolfe), but these two songs were not coupled until 1972, when they were issued on a UK repro single (Injun 108). On August 1, 1964, Boatman’s life came to an abrupt end. A hit and run driver killed Tooter and his close friend Tom Putt on a lonely country road in California.” [rockabilly.nl]
Cool, previously unissued 50’s stuff by this Texas r-billy cat on White Label records lp comp. from 1983. Already have posted it on my old blog and here it is again. Vinyl rip by Mr.Eliminator. Dig!!!
”Ex-New York Doll Sylvain Sylvain attempted to launch a new band during the late ’70s, the Criminals, for which the guitarist cooked up quite a few rockers in the same mold as his former band. While the material went unnoticed by many at the time, by the early 2000s these tunes were popping up on compilations left and right — including 2000’s …In Teenage News. Featuring much of the same material as Sylvain’s Bowery Butterflies set, there are quite a few standouts here, including the title track, which was performed live by the Dolls just before their 1975 split, as well as the Stonesy album-opening “Kids Are Back,” the upbeat “14th Street,” and the low-key “Deeper and Deeper.” While he never topped his former band, Sylvain did pen subsequent tunes that would have fit right at home in the Dolls’ repertoire.” [Greg Prato]
Rockabilly-punk-glam NY Dolls style. Say… Dig!!!
“One man’s garbage is another man’s gold”
”Or as the world’s greatest Rock’n’Roll band puts it, “Your Trash, My Treasure”. Here is a goldmine of garbage dug deep from the dump. Unwanted one-non-hit blunders from the bowels of the 50s & 60s. Put on your gloves, clamp a clothespin on your nose and prepare for a VISIT TO HECK!”
Yo peoples! Here are some real funny and sick shit for a change. Check out some stoopeed dance hits as Steve & The Holidays ”Unemployment”, ”Irving Gluck Twist” or suicide hit single Ralph Smedley’s Suffocate/Drown – ”You feel great when you suffocate, You lose weight when you suffocate…” Dig!!!
Two vinyl slabs full of 50’s & 60’s instros, issued in Netherlands on famous rockabilly White Label Records in early 80’s. Well, I can tell you it’s a mix of some really ace instro rockers as Tempomen ”The Chopper”, Royaltones ”Black Lightning”, Noise Makers ”Panic” & ”Zoobee”, Hollywood Hurricanes ”Beavers”, Dawnbeats ”Midnight Express”, The Vulcans ”Shimmy Shuffle”, Sting Rays ‘‘Surfer’s Walk”, Swanks ”Ghost Train”, Dial Tones ”Boss”, Sportesmen ”Dreaming”, Princetons Five ‘‘Deadman”, Phantom Five ”Graveyard”… and some so so and lame stuff. You can choose brothers and sistas, you can choose! Check out some favs below ‘n’ Dig!!!
This is a collection of Steven Hooker’s 80’s recordings, Lp and Eps with The Shakers and Wilko Johnson. As you know this UK cat shared stages with Chuck Berry, Johnny Thunders, Robert Gordon so you can get the story. His style is a mix of rockabilly, rhythm & blues of pub rockers Dr.Feelgood and Johnny Thunders “pirate love” guitar. My favorite is ’86” The Missing Link” Ep and great tunes as ”Prisoner D’Amour”, ”(Like A) Stake Through My Heart”, ”Everybody Knows” or ”How Did You Know (Paris Mix)” from ”This Stuff Gonna Bust…” where he xeroxed that Johnny T. sound from ”In Cold Blood”/“Que Serra” period. Don’t miss it, it’s pretty rare stuff. Vinyl Rips, Dig!!!