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V.A. - Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs present State Of The Union - The American Dream In Crisis 1967-1973
V.A.
Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs present State Of The Union - The American Dream In Crisis 1967-1973
2LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Ace)
32,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Pop
By mid-1968 there was a growing consensus that something had gone horribly wrong with the American dream. The nation’s youth had loudly made their feelings clear, but now the older, pre-Beatles generations began to look at the country – with urban riots, Vietnam, and the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy – and wonder what the hell was happening. This album includes rare classics (The Beach Boys’ ‘Fourth Of July’), lost masterpieces (Roy Orbison’s seven-minute ‘Southbound Jericho Parkway’), and forgotten gems by some of the biggest names in the business (Elvis Presley’s ‘Clean Up Your Own Back Yard’). Reactions to America’s existential crisis ranged in subject matter from divorce (Frank Sinatra’s ‘The Train’) and the break-up of the nuclear family (The Four Seasons’ ‘Saturday’s Father’), to eulogies for fallen heroes (Dion’s ‘Abraham Martin and John’), sympathy for Vietnam vets (Johnny Tillotson’s ‘Welfare Hero’), the church’s institutional racism (Eartha Kitt’s intense ‘Paint Me Black Angels’), and even questioning the ethics of the space programme (Bing Crosby’s terrific ‘What Do We Do With The World’). Compiled by Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs, State Of The Union follows on from their highly acclaimed English Weather and Paris In The Spring compilations. With clear parallels between today's fractured country and the USA fifty years ago, this is a fascinating condensation of what Americans were thinking when they turned on the TV, or the radio, or simply walked down Main Street in 1968.
V.A. - Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs present English Weather
V.A.
Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs present English Weather
2LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Ace)
31,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
The latest project from two-thirds of Saint Etienne is a compact disc and deluxe double LP of English music that represented the transition from psychedelia to prog as the 60s moved into the 70s. Most of it is not an easy listen, but it’s always interesting, melodic, melancholy, with jazz and folk touches.While America may have licked its wounds at the turn of the seventies by turning to singer-songwriters, purveyors of homilies like “teach your children well”, Britain wasn't so ready to give up the trappings of psychedelia. And while the UK counterculture may have shed its “faith in something bigger”, it wasn't about to chuck out the mellotron. This is how the day after the sixties felt: damp, fuzzy-headed, neither optimistic nor pessimistic but more than a little lost. British bands would mirror the ennui of the new decade with a new kind of music. Lavishly put together, with two of Peter Mitchell’s iconic photographs of 1970’s Leeds.The double LP is on 180g clear vinyl with a heavy card sleeve.
Billy Hawks - O'Baby!
Billy Hawks
O'Baby!
7" | 2016 | UK | Original (Ace)
10,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Billy Hawks’ second album "Heavy Soul" is an organ-heavy mod R&B masterpiece. It included club classic ‘O'Baby (I Believe I'm Losing You)’, as well as three other floor-fillers; ‘You've Been A Bad Girl’, ‘Whip It On Me’' and ‘What More Can I Do?’. The beautifully packaged EP is designed in the London Records / Decca style and showcases the two known photographs of Billy. These were provided by the organ-playing singer's brother Leroy in 2014. Until this point almost nothing was known about Billy.A native of Richmond, Virginia, he based himself in Philadelphia and his trio worked up and down the Eastern seaboard. He was discovered playing in one of the endless clubs and lounges that existed at the time and made his first album for Prestige, “The New Genius Of The Blues”, in 1966; “Heavy Soul” followed a year later.Produced by Cal Lampley at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, both ‘You've Been A Bad Girl’ and ‘What More Can I Do’ are appearing on 7- inch for the first time.
Annie Philippe - Sensationnell! - Ye-Ye Bonbons 1965-1968
Annie Philippe
Sensationnell! - Ye-Ye Bonbons 1965-1968
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Ace)
20,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Pop
The latest release on the occasional Ace International imprint comprises an hour of pure pop highlights from the career of Annie Philippe, one of France’s leading yé-yé girls. Compiled by our resident girl-pop buff Mick Patrick, the collection her is available as 12-track 180g coloured vinyl. This package features notes by Jean-Emmanuel Deluxe, author of the recent book Yé-Yé Girls Of 60s French Pop, who interviewed Annie specifically for this project.
Johnny Jano / Rusty Kershaw - Rock-a-me Lulu / Carrry On
Link Wray - Early Recordings
V.A. - Rhythm & Blues Christmas
V.A.
Rhythm & Blues Christmas
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Ace)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder 16.11.2018
Having noticed that Christmas tends to be an annual event and that vinyl is suffering a resurgence, we here at Ace have put the two together and extracted 14 blues, R&B and doo wop sides from our Christmas R&B compact disc and turned them into a seasonal platter.A mostly upbeat selection that will certainly help you and yours get through these fraught times. Blues stars like B.B. King and Lowell Fulsom, with their ripping up-beat guitars join forces with the mellower mistletoe sounds of Hadda Brooks and Jesse Belvin. This positive view of seasonal goodwill was probably down to the fact that all these sides were cut in Los Angeles in the warm California sun.
Willie Hightower - Out Of The Blue
Willie Hightower
Out Of The Blue
LP | 2018 | UK | Original (Ace)
18,99 €*
Release:2018 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ace Records and SoulTrax Records are proud to announce the release of a brand new recording involving two of soul music’s most distinguished legends. • 77 year-old singer Willie Hightower and 95 year-old producer Quinton Claunch have made a remarkable Southern Soul record – recorded in Muscle Shoals, soaking up the atmosphere of nearly 60 years of soul music. The band features Muscle Shoals legends Travis Wammack and Clayton Ivey.
V.A. - Girls With Guitars Take Over!
V.A.
Girls With Guitars Take Over!
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Ace)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Pop
A deluxe vinyl-only collection of guitar-toting all-girl bands, drop-dead female frat rock and axe-centric she-pop. Pressed on 180g mandarin-coloured vinyl in heavy-duty sleeve, with a swanky inner bag sporting a fact-filled 3500-word note and many rare photos. The eye-grabbing front cover features a great shot of Girls Take Over (sisters Cindy, Rinie and Wendy Wilhelmi and their pal Geri Gibson), who open the show with their fabulously raw and pounding version of ‘Hi Heel Sneekers’, recorded in “some guy’s attic” in Milwaukee circa 1969. Other highlights include the jangly ‘He’s Not There Anymore’ by the teenage Chymes from the suburbs of Los Angeles, ‘Little Latin Lupe Lu’ by genre favourites the Debutantes of Detroit, and Karen Verros’ much-prized freakbeat bauble ‘You Just Gotta Know My Mind’. Compilation and notes by garage girl nuts Mick Patrick and Matt Meek.
V.A. - Marylebone Beat Girls 1964-1967
V.A.
Marylebone Beat Girls 1964-1967
LP | 2017 | UK | Original (Ace)
22,99 €*
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Pop
This follow-up to our recent “Love Hit Me! Decca Beat Girls” and “Scratch My Back! Pye Beat Girls” releases comprises superior 60s she-pop from the EMI group of record labels – Parlophone, Columbia and HMV – headquartered in Marylebone in the heart of London’s West End.The LP edition is pressed on 180g orange vinyl in a heavy duty sleeve with comprehensive notes and rare photos on the inner bag. Most of the female acts signed by EMI were teenagers completely tuned in to the current pop trends. Scottish duo the McKinleys, R&B club habituée Julie Driscoll (cover star of the vinyl version), talent show winner Billie Davis (the CD cover girl) and Midlands pub singer Beverley Jones took original material from London’s Tin Pan Alley and American covers and gave them an abrasive, vigorous kick that made for fabulous 45s. They may not have had quite the polish of their US counterparts, but the rough’n’ready sound of the Marylebone Beat Girl was precisely her appeal. Among the many highlights are ‘Dancing Yet’, a Dobie Gray-style discotheque number by Liza & the Jet Set; ‘Like The Big Man Said’ by Toni Daly, a cover of Italian star Caterina Caselli’s ‘L’uomo D’oro’ with edgy English lyrics by Peter Callander; and Billie Davis’ groovy gender-switched update of Chuck Willis’ R&B nugget ‘Whatcha’ Gonna Do’. Compilation and notes by Ace Records’ in-house girl-pop buffs Mick Patrick and Sheila Burgel.
V.A. - The Girls Want The Boys! - Sweden's Beat Girls 1966-1970
V.A.
The Girls Want The Boys! - Sweden's Beat Girls 1966-1970
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Ace)
24,99 €*
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Pop
The Ace catalogue has traditionally focused on American music. But our compilers have never shied from venturing worldwide in their quest for good sounds, as evident from our popular collections spotlighting the female vocalists of 1960s Japan, France and Italy (not forgetting the UK). Now it’s the turn of Sweden. Our smörgåsbord of Swedish she-pop opens with early solo sides by the lead singers of the nation’s greatest pop music export, ABBA: Agnetha Fältskog with ‘Ge Dej Till Tåls’ (a highlight of her second album) and Anni-Frid Lyngstad with ‘Så Synd Du Måste Gå’ (a song popularised by Françoise Hardy as ‘Comment Te Dire Adieu’). Other featured well-known names include national treasure Lill-Babs with her cover of Dusty Springfield’s ‘Little By Little’ and chart star Mona Wessman with a version of ‘Music To Watch Girls By’. But it wasn’t all cover versions in mid-60s Sweden. Dig, for example, Eleanor Bodel’s title track, ‘Don’t’ by cult favourite Doris (who also appears as lead vocalist of the group Plums), au pair duo Bella & Me’s groovy ‘Help Me Break This Habit’ and Britt Bergström’s Ivy League-penned ‘You Really Have Started Something’. Cherry-picked tracks by the Plommons and cover stars MAK Les Soeurs illustrate the country also produced its fair share of all-girl groups.
Little Booker / Joe Tex - Open The Door / You Little Baby Face Thing
V.A. - Here Today! The Songs Of Brian Wilson
V.A.
Here Today! The Songs Of Brian Wilson
LP | 2016 | UK | Original (Ace)
22,94 €* 26,99 € -15%
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Pop
"Here Today! The Songs Of Brian Wilson" was Ace Records' top-selling release of 2015. To celebrate that fact, we're releasing this gorgeously packaged vinyl edition featuring a dozen of the best tracks from the CD.The collection opens with Darian Sahanaja of the Wondermints' recording of ‘Do You Have Any Regrets?’, a rare composition from Wilson’s unissued “Sweet Insanity” album of the early 90s. While Wilson’s version was a rather frantic latin-styled piece, Sahanaja’s is a homage to the 1965-era Beach Boys. Other highlights include superb recordings of songs from “Pet Sounds” by Kirsty MacColl, Carmen McRae, Nick DeCaro, Betty Everett, Bobby Vee and Louis Philippe, which prove Wilson's compositions easily lend themselves to interpretation by artists from all genres of music. Those who own a copy of MacColl’s harmony-drenched ‘You Still Believe In Me’ single might have noticed a message etched into the run-off groove: God Bless Brian - a sentiment echoed by all lovers of great music. Pressed on 180g snow white vinyl with fully illustrated inner bag.
V.A. - Toujours Chic! More French Girl Singers
V.A.
Toujours Chic! More French Girl Singers
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Ace)
23,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Pop
Experience the hip sounds of 1960s France with “Toujours Chic!”, the latest in our series of groovy Gallic girl-pop. The collection is available on 24-track CD and 12-track LP formats. Star of the show is series debutante Laura Ulmer, who graces the cover of the CD version and contributes three pure pop tracks in the France Gall mode. Fabienne, Zouzou, Charlotte Walters, Stone, are all also new to the series. This LP version, features a gorgeous cover photo of Françoise Hardy, is pressed on 180g lavender vinyl and comes with a fully illustrated inner bag.
Frankie Lee Sims - Walking With Frankie / Hey Little Girl
Frankie Lee Sims
Walking With Frankie / Hey Little Girl
7" | 1957 | US | Reissue (Ace)
11,99 €*
Release:1957 / US – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
He is a cool driving blues rocker with great guitar work and hypnotic rhythm.
Young Jessie - Hit, Git & Split
Young Jessie
Hit, Git & Split
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Ace)
16,79 €* 20,99 € -20%
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
An updated version of the seminal 1982 Ace album from the still active Young (Obediah) Jessie.When first issued not many were aware of Young Jessie and this album built him a legion of fans among the then teens of the Camden (& beyond) Rockin’ circuit. Nowadays he has been taken up by the New Breed crowd and they are going to love this one. Rockin’ rollin’ R&B as sharp as the crease on a well-tailored pair of peg pants.A coloured 180g vinyl release.Features the original LP notes by Ray Topping, now updated and fully illustrated. The inner bag features a specially written essay by Ted Carroll which relates the story of how he came to set up a gig back in the 80s in London featuring a mixed bill of R&B stars, of whom Young Jessie was a main attraction.
V.A. - Ciao Bella! Italian Girl Singers Of The 60s
V.A.
Ciao Bella! Italian Girl Singers Of The 60s
LP | 2015 | UK | Original (Ace)
22,99 €*
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Pop
The 12-track coloured vinyl LP format opens with Brunetta’s prized dancefloor-filler ‘Baluba Shake’ and closes with ‘Pà Diglielo A Mà’, a dramatic ballad by big-voiced Nada. The prolific Mina - queen bee of Italy’s female singers - gets two tracks: folk rock nugget ‘No’ and ‘Se Telefonando’, a sophisto-pop epic courtesy of maestro Ennio Morricone. Other highlights include the sitar-embellished ‘Il Mio Posto Qual’È’ by Ornella Vanoni, a convincing cover of ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’ by beat girl Caterina Caselli, the pounding ‘Il Geghegè’ by petite dynamo Rita Pavone and breathy-voiced actress Catherine Spaak’s bossa-imbued ‘La Notte È Fatta Per Rubare’.
V.A. - Girls With Guitars
V.A.
Girls With Guitars
LP | 2014 | UK | Original (Ace)
24,99 €*
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Guaranteed to sound as good as it looks, the record comes housed in a heavy-duty jacket and is pressed on 180g crimson vinyl. Wasting no space, the inner sleeve contains notes by compiler Mick Patrick and an array of great photos.
Etta James - Good Rockin' Mama: Her 1950S Rock'n'roll Dance Party
Etta James
Good Rockin' Mama: Her 1950S Rock'n'roll Dance Party
LP | 2013 | UK | Original (Ace)
22,99 €*
Release:2013 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
As perfect a play for sock hop balls in the 21st century as it would have been almost 60 years ago, here’s the music that put Etta on the road to the stardom and makes the title of our glorious pink vinyl album really come to life.
V.A. - Tres Chic! More French Girl Singers Of The 1960S
V.A.
Tres Chic! More French Girl Singers Of The 1960S
LP | 2013 | UK | Original (Ace)
23,99 €*
Release:2013 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie, Pop
180g coloured vinyl! Hand-picked titles by Françoise Hardy, France Gall. Annie Philippe, Elsa, Violaine, Pussy Cat, Brigitte Bardot, Delphine and Liz Brady!
V.A. - C’est Chic! French Girl Singers Of The 1960s
V.A. - Hang It Out To Dry
V.A.
Hang It Out To Dry
7" | 2012 | UK | Original (Ace)
10,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
60s hard-to-find garage classics from the Downey label!
Two Things In One, The - Together Forever - The Music City Sessions
V.A. - Rockabilly Psychosis & Garage Disease
Funkadelic - The Best Of - Standing On The Verge
Isaac Hayes - The Man! - The Ultimate Isaac Hayes 1969 - 1977
Isaac Hayes
The Man! - The Ultimate Isaac Hayes 1969 - 1977
2LP | 2009 | UK | Original (Ace)
22,99 €*
Release:2009 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
For a new generation of Isaac Hayes fans who first came to him via samples and some outrageous threads, this is the ultimate compilation of his recordings for Stax and his own HBS productions between 1969 and 1977.
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