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Johnny Cash - Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
Johnny Cash
Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Sleazy)
9,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
For the first time on the 7-inch format, here's the alternative version of 'Ballad Of A Teenage Queen' (with the overdubs) as it was originally recorded with only Cash's voice, two acoustic guitars and double bass, resulting in a good country bopper, more attractive than the version that was edited those days. The B-side contains an alternative recording of 'Big Rive', less crafted than the original, but with some differences in the orchestration.
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Johnny Cash - Lovin’ Locomotive Man / I Got Stripe
Johnny Cash
Lovin’ Locomotive Man / I Got Stripe
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Sleazy)
7,59 €* 7,99 € -5%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Johnny Cash. Born in Kingsland, Arkansas, on February 26, 1932. Died in
Nashville, Tennessee, on September 12, 2003. While Carl Perkins’ career at SUN
Records was at its lowest point when he made the move to Columbia Records in the
beginning of 1958, Johnny Cash was enjoying a wave of success that had let him
built a strong reputation based on several number one country hits, a wide collection
of memorable songs and, not less important, a very own recognisable sound.
Nevertheless, whilst Perkins’ desertion responded to a certain jealousy provoked by
the fact of seeing how the company attention had turned to other artists on its roster,
Cash had found some other motives to leave SUN: “Everybody was leaving. We
didn’t like the royalty rate we were getting. [...] I was paid according to what a small,
independent label could pay me at the time. We didn’t think it was fair”. Another
reason had more to do with artistic growth: “I’d been talking to other record
companies about things I wanted to do as an artist, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to
do ‘em on Sun”. One way or the other, he felt sure that “it was definitely time to
move on” and, in the summer of 1958, Johnny Cash became a Columbia artist,
establishing a long-term relationship full of agreements and disagreements but
plenty satisfactory when talking about artistic and commercial results. Nearly three
decades that extended the legend and defined the myth of the Man in Black.
Leaving apart a personal life adorned with heavy drinking, drug abuse and marital
problems, Cash’s first years at Columbia were quite productive. His first single for
the label (“All Over Again” / “What Do I Care”) entered the Top Ten and the second
one (“Don’t Take Your Guns To Town” / “I Still Miss Someone”) reached the Number
One. On the other hand, his discography augmented steadily well into the sixties as
SUN kept releasing some of the cuts Johnny had recorded before leaving.
The cuts on this plate are perfect examples of Johnny Cash early Columbia
recordings. “I Got Stripes” came out on July 1959 together with “Five Feet High and
Rising”, another great song self-penned by Johnny. Telling a prison tale with
notorious humor, it was his fourth single at Columbia and a big hit that reached the
Top Five in the country charts and entered the Top 50 in the pop charts. On the
other side, being a minor addition to the great railroad songs the singer recorded
throughout his long career, “Lovin’ Locomotive Man” (backed with “Girl In
Saskatoon”) was far from enjoying the success of “I Got Stripes”, although Billboard
gave the record a four-star "Very Strong Sales Potential" rating. Strange Things
Happen Every Day, you know.
Charlie Rich - Midnite Blues / Whirlwind
Charlie Rich
Midnite Blues / Whirlwind
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Sleazy)
7,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Charlie Rich. Born in Forrest City, Arkansas, on December 14, 1932. Died in
Hammond, Louisiana, on July 25, 1995. Certainly, the guy to whom Sun Records
founder would refer to as the best singer, writer and player he ever recorded, had
everything necessary to succeed as a solo artist. Including a catchy name. A
talented good-looking young man married to a woman who deeply believed in his
musical potential, Rich had grown up on a farm near Colt, a small rural community
located about 50 miles away from Memphis, Tennessee. There he developed a
taste for Blues, Jazz, Gospel and Country music and was able to reflect that
eclectic mixture in his piano skills, playing club gigs while serving in the Air Force
during the early fifties. After his discharge, Charlie bought a five hundred acre farm
and played the Memphis area circuit as much as his family duties allowed.
According to the legend, one day around 1957 Rich’s wife took a demo tape they
had recorded at home to Bill Justis, musical director at Sun Records, and soon
Charlie became a writer and session musician for the label, providing songs or
piano accompaniment for such artists as Ray Smith, Carl Mann, Johnny Cash,
Barbara Pittman and Jerry Lee Lewis.
August 1958 brought Charlie Rich’s first solo session, resulting in a single released
in November that year by Sun’s subsidiary Phillips International. The songs
included were “Whirlwind” (which you can find on this piece of wax you’re holding in
your hands) and “Philadelphia Baby”, sales being good enough to assure a followup
in summer 1959 with “Rebound” and “Big Man”. Rich only needed one more
single, released early in 1960, to get his first hit. “Lonely Weekends” spent some
weeks in the charts and Charlie found himself into the star-system for a short
period, as public response to his new releases wasn’t so enthusiastic in spite of
such great recordings as “Gonna Be Waiting”, “Who Will The Next Fool Be”,
“There’s Another Place I Can’t Go” or this “Midnite Blues” included here. He left
Sun in 1963, recording for a variety of labels in the next years and finally hitting the
big time in the seventies with Country oriented songs as “Behind Closed Doors”,
“The Most Beautiful Girl In The World”, “A Very Special Love Song” or “I Love My
Friend”. Retired during the most part of the eighties, Charlie Rich had to deal with
alcohol abuse and health problems that finally caused him a pulmonary embolism.
His legendary status, coined by a large collection of unforgettable recordings, was
perfectly reflected, once again, by Sam Phillips’ words: “I never knew a more
talented musician, or a more beautiful human being, than Charlie Rich”.
The perfect epitaph.
Janis Martin - Barefoot Baby
Janis Martin
Barefoot Baby
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Sleazy)
7,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Born in Sutherlin, Virginia, in March 27, 1940. Died in Durham, North Carolina, in
September 3, 2007. Too good to be true. That’s probably the first thought that came into
Steve Sholes’ mind after hearing a fifteen year-old girl perform a song titled “Will You
Willyum” and modeled after the style that was tearing up the nation. The name of that
precocious talent was Janis Martin and, of course, Sholes signed her to RCA, the same
label that had bought Elvis out of his previous Sun contract.
Coming from a musical family that loved the sounds of Hank Williams or Eddy Arnold,
Janis had started playing guitar at a very early age and soon she was entering talent
contests, performing on the radio and touring with Country stars such as Ernest Tubb,
The Carter Family or Cowboy Copas. When she discovered the music of black artists as
Ruth Brown or La Vern Baker, the circle was finally completed.
March 8, 1956 saw Martin’s debut session for RCA. Accompanied by some of the best
Nashville studio musicians, her first release included the self-penned “Drugstore
Rock’n’Roll”, becoming an instant hit and urging the label to get more material.
Rock’n’Roll was the name of the game and Elvis the top singer of the country, so
somebody at RCA thought that it would be a good idea to use his name to promote
Janis’ records and, after receiving the mandatory permission from Presley’s manager,
she was billed as the female Elvis from then on even though she only met the singer a
couple of times.
Subsequent sessions produced classic tracks as “My Boy Elvis”, “Little Bit”, “Cracker
Jack”, “Bang Bang” or “Barefoot Baby” and “Love and Kisses”, both included here and
recorded in New York, and although her new recordings failed in getting the impact of
the first release, a constant demand for TV, radio and personal appearances kept her
busy and active. Secretly married, Janis’ husband was serving overseas in the Army
and when she visited him during a tour of American bases in Europe, she got pregnant.
The marriage didn’t last long, but that was the end of her RCA contract. By 1960, now
on her second marriage, she was signed by Palette Records and two singles were
released without commercial result. After that, she quit touring and stayed home with
her family, playing occasional local gigs.
However, there was already a place for her among the greatest as she could learn in the
seventies when the Rock’n’Roll revival brought her to Europe and she resumed her
career by performing in front of younger Rock’n’Roll fans, giving her best for the next
three decades with continuous gigs in Europe and her own country. Janis final show
took place on March 24, 2007. Less than six months later, cancer claimed the life of this
true Rockabilly Queen.
Bob Luman - Boston Rocker
Bob Luman
Boston Rocker
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Sleazy)
7,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Bob Luman, born Robert Glynn Luman 15 April 1937 in
Nacogdoches, Texas, died December 27, 1978.
Bob Luman started out as a rockabilly performer and later
switched to country. Through his teens, Luman was primarily
interested in singing country music like his idol Lefty Frizzell, but
then he saw Elvis, which inspired him to try his hand at the
rockabilly sound.
Soon after graduating, Luman won a talent contest, leading to his
debut on the Louisiana Hayride. He became a regular in the mid-
'50s, and had a small role in the 1957 film 'Carnival Rock'; still,
his singles did nothing on the charts.
In 1958 Luman cut a demo 'Guitar Picker' with Eddie Cochran
and Fred Carter on lead guitars. In 1959, the Pittsburgh Pirates
offered Luman a contract, however, the Everly Brothers talked
him into recording the Boudleaux Bryant song 'Let's Think About
Living' which became a Top Ten hit on both the country and pop
charts. His follow-up, 'The Great Snowman', was also a hit, but
he was drafted, and spent the next two years in the military.
In 1964, he began recording for Hickory Records, and the
following year, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Luman eventually signed with Epic Records and had a
string of Top 25 hits over the next ten years. Luman had a major
heart attack in 1975.
His final chart appearance came in 1977, the following year he
contracted pneumonia and died at the age of 41.
Featuring: Eddie Cochran and Fred Carter: Lead Guitars; Conrad
"Gaybo" Smith: Stand-Up Bass
Miss La Velle - Stolen Love
Miss La Velle
Stolen Love
10" | 2017 | EU | Original (Sleazy)
16,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Released on a pink 10-inch vinyl platter, as part of the series 'Ten X Ten', here are ten tracks by the legendary Texas soul-blues singer.
Outta Sites - Outta Mind
Outta Sites
Outta Mind
7" | 2016 | EU | Original (Sleazy)
11,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
On 7-inch, here are three tracks by one of America's most noteworthy contemporary '60s-styled beat bands.
Lola Lola - Sweet Lovin'
Lola Lola
Sweet Lovin'
7" | 2017 | EU | Original (Sleazy)
8,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Hailing from Porto, Portugal, Lola Lola releases an exciting 7-inch of '60s affected r'n'b, beat'n'roll and popcorn vibes. Get your party going with 'Sweet Lovin'!
Lola Lola - Money In The Can
Charlie Hightone & The Rock It's - Small But Loud
Charlie Hightone & The Rock It's
Small But Loud
10" | 2014 | EU | Original (Sleazy)
14,99 €*
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
This 10-incher offers powerful and authentic rockabilly from Charlie Hightone and his Rock-It's, who are among the most popular bands on the European rockin' scene. Their early releases have been packing the dancefloors with boppers, and this second full-length release is sure ton have a comparable impact. 'Small But Loud' includes contributions from Big Sandy and Vesa Haaja (The Barnshakers).
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