(2004/BLUE NOTE) PAL, Code 0, Color, 123 Mins., with special guests: Dolly Parton, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Richard Julian, Kevin Breit. 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound, Bonus Outtakes, Music Videos, Mini Documentaries. limited stock copy offer!/begrenzt lieferbarer Sonderposten.
(2004/Backbeat) 399 pages, 1.6kg, english, 21x27 cm, glossy softcover. overstock copies - special price A fascinating, throughout (b&w) illustrated, blow-by-blow account of the rise of this popular and critically acclaimed band sheds light on the origins of the group, the rivalry with the Beatles, the release of the influential ´Pet Sounds,´ and the debilitating nervous breakdown of Brian Wilson, the group´s creative genius.
English, Paperback, 15x23 cm, 240 pages, discography, rare b&w photos - Born in Bentley, Alberta, Dick Damron grew up as a young rodeo rider and rockabilly singer. He first recorded in the late 1950s at CKRD Red Deer, then blazed a trail to Nashville, recording over 50 singles and 20 albums in Music City since 1961. During the 1970s, Damron became a legend as an ´outlaw´: a wildman on stage, his ´Dick Damron Mystery Tour´ laid waste to many a bar and music hall across North America and Europe. In the 1980s he became the resident country artist at Howard Hughes´ Desert Inn in Las Vegas during the National Finals Rodeo, where he was joined on stage by members of Reba McIntyre´s band, Mickey Gilley´s band, Ray Stevens´ band - even by James Burton (Elvis) and Jeff Cook (Alabama). Voted Canada´s Country Male Vocalist of the Year four times and Country Music Entertainer of the Year in 1985, Dick Damron has also been named Best Foreign Artist in Europe and Texas. The winner of seven BMI Songwriter Awards, his five Number 1 records include Countryfied, which George Hamilton IV took to the Top Ten worldwide. Dick Damron was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Honour in 1994, yet maintains he is merely part of the legend and the legacy of country music. -few copies left!
(BBNC) Sly & The Family Stone: One of the most innovative groups popular music has ever known, a band that instigated a musical revolution! Led by Sylvester ´Sly Stone´ Stewart, The Family Stone´s personnel was black and white, and male and female, and black and white, making it likely the first fully integrated group in the history of popular music. Starting in 1966, their sound was a unique, unknown fusion of soul, jazz, rock, R&B and psychedelia. Sly himself was a master musician who wrote, arranged and produced all the group´s material, fashioning ingenious musical arrangements filled with syncopated rhythm, pop melody and unexpected harmony. This book covers the entire discography of Sly & The Family Stone. It is a complete career overview, from the first gospel recording by the Stewart Four, through to Sly´s most recent releases, as well as each members solo work in the years before and since, illustrated with vinyl releases from all over the world. It´s the book all Sly fans have been waiting for. As a special bonus, copies come with a 45 reproduction of the hyper-rare Stewart Four 78 from 1952.
(Aurum Press) Paperback, 13,3 x 20,3 x 2,5 cm, english, 432 page, 16 page color and b/w illustrations. In August 1964 The Kinks released their third single. After a little noticed debut and a follow-up that had failed to chart at all, Pye Records were threatening to annul the group’s contract. But with its unforgettable distorted guitar riff, ´´You Really Got Me” went on to reach No.1, entering the US Top Ten later the same year. Followed by a string of hits, it marked the breakthrough of one of Britain’s most innovative and influential bands, and a turning point in the fortunes of two brothers whose troubled story is as tumultuous and characterful as the music they produced: Ray and Dave Davies. Born into a deeply musical working-class family in London’s Muswell Hill, Ray and Dave grew up in a city recovering from the bombs and privations of the Second World War, and, more than any other musicians of the Sixties, they crafted the soundtrack that made it swing again. In songs such as ´´Dedicated Follower of Fashion”, ´´Sunny Afternoon” – which toppled The Beatles to become the hit of Summer 1966 – ´´Waterloo Sunset”, ´´Days” and ´´Lola”, they drew on music hall, folk and rhythm and blues to craft a peculiarly English pop idiom, inspiring generations of songwriters from David Bowie to Jarvis Cocker and Damon Albarn. Pocked by sibling rivalry, furious on-stage violence, walkouts, overdoses, a career-throttling ban from the US, gross self-indulgence, and the band´s curious rebirth as Eighties stadium rockers, the story laid bare in God Save The Kinks is one of the greatest in British pop history.
(2013/Bluelight) 17 tracks, PAL, code 0! Legendary British neo-rockabilly band The Blue Cats release their first ever live album On A Live Mission on CD, DVD and limited double-vinyl LP. Recorded and filmed in May 2013 in front of live audience, the album without doubt shows the band in it´s prime and in full attack.Formed in 1980, The Blue Cats released their seminal Fight Back album and single Wild Night in 1981.Their fusion of rockabilly and new wave was, and still is, a perfect example of what became known as neo-rockabilly.