New Releases

28 January 2015

The current Red Lick catalogue (no. 182; Jan-Feb) includes 6 packed pages of new releases (see 'Brand Spanking New' on pages 3-8). These can be viewed in the pdf version of the catalogue available here - Red Lick catalogue 182

Since publication of the catalogue, we have also published a between-catalogue update of new releases. The second edition of this update can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking on the following link - 182 release sheet issue 2

Alternatively, the new releases can be viewed by scrolling down this page.

ACROBAT 3CD £12.75 (pictured)

ACTRCD9035 The Dominoes: The Dominoes Collection 1951-59 - Singles As & Bs. A comprehensive 87 track compilation  from outstanding vocal group that variously featured Billy Ward, Jackie Wilson and Clyde McPhatter.


AC156/57 Various: The Mississippi. 28 tracks in a nicely-presented hardback long box package with detailed liner notes. Features some of the best blues, zydeco, folk, country, bluegrass and other music currently to be found alongside the waters of the Mississippi River as it winds from the Deep South up to the northern cities - including Big Jack Johnson & The Cornlickers, Leo Welch, Jimmy Duck Holmes, Little Freddie King, South Memphis String Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins, Reverend John Wilkins, Como Fife And Drum Band, Bo Dollis & The Wold Magnolias, Magnolia Sisters, Spider John Koerner, John Hartford, L.C. Ulmer, Zion Harmonizers and more.

ACE CD £10.95

CDCHD1422 Various: Rhythm ’N Bluesin’ By The Bayou - Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies. Another 28 staggeringly good tracks from the vaults of Louisiana’s independent labels from the 1950s and early 1960s. This is now the tenth in the By The Bayou series, and third to focus on R&B, and features more lost gems and rarely heard alternate takes from the likes of Lazy Lester, Clifton Chenier, Katie Webster, Jimmy Dotson, Leroy Washington, Carol Fran, Clarence Garlow, Little Victor and more.

ACE 2CD £7.25

CDCHM1425 The Soul Stirrers: Joy In My Soul.  When Sam Cooke achieved large solo success as a secular recording artist he signed to his SAR label the gospel singing group with which he started his career. This set includes both their albums for the label, Jesus Be A Fence Around Me (1961) and Encore (1962) plus eleven bonus tracks.

ACE CD £7.25

CDCHM1426 The Valentinos: Lookin’ For A Love. A super 23 track compilation documenting the career of the five Womack siblings who recorded as The Valentinos (and includes some gospel sides as The Womack Brothers). Featuring the most famous brother, Bobby (who sadly passed away in 2014) a, these sides were recorded for Sam Cooke’s SAR Records (and were produced by Sam himself) and include the original of It’s All Over Now, later an early hit for The Rolling Stones.


31915342 Gregor Hilden: In Phase. New album from German guitarist who combines the blues feel of Peter Green, the jazz chops of Larry Carlton and more.


SJPCD460 Kevin Johnson: Rock & Roll I Gave You Songs. A collection of the best sides from Australian singer-songwriter who hit chart success pay-dirt across the globe in the mid 1970s with Rock & Roll I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life.

AP 4CD £9.75

AUPCD4007 Johnny Cash: I Walk The Line - The Best of Johnny Cash. 101 massive early sides including Cry! Cry! Cry!,Folsom Prison Blues, In The Jailhouse Now and more

AUPCD4008 George Jones: White Lightning - The Best Of George Jones. 101 original recordings from one of the very best country singers. Great sides including She Thinks I Still Care, Sweet Dreams, One Is A Lonely Number,Wedding Bells and many more.

AUPCD4010 Nat King Cole: Unforgettable - The Best Of Nat King Cole. 101 tracks from legendary jazz piano player who went on to become one of the silkiest pop balladeer. Over 4 hours of great music including When I Fall In Love, September Song, Fly Me To The Moon, Let There Be Love, Mona Lisa, and many more (including my own favourite, I’m Lost).

AP 8CD £14.50

AUPCD4000 Various: Big Box Of Jazz. 146 tracks across 9 hours of music, featuring Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Thelonious Monk, Modern Jazz Quartet, Chet Baker, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Horace Silver, Barney Kessel, Jelly Roll Morton, Ahmad Jamal, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Reece, Lee Konitz and more.

AUPCD4001 Various: Big Box Of Blues. From the Deep South to Chicago and beyond, this has 168 classic tracks from the 1930s to the 1950s, featuring Muddy Waters, Son House, T-Bone Walker, Slim Harpo, Big Mama Thornton, Sleepy John Estes, Percy Mayfield, Freddy King, Big Maceo, Robert Nighthawk, Memphis Minnie, Amos Milburn, JB Lenoir & more.

AUPCD4002 Various: Big Box Of Doo-Wop. 8 hours of music across 160 tracks featuring The Flamingos, Penguins, Five Satins, Cadillacs, Platters, Spaniels, Dells, Moonglows and so many more.

BACM CD £8.50

BACM472 Country Johnny Mathis: Come On In. 28 great solo tracks from the late 1950s from one half of popular country music hit-makers Jimmy & Johnny (not to be confused with pop crooner with the same name).

BACM473 Various: Country Music On The Excellent Label Vol 2. 30 tracks featuring Eddie Adams, Ray Lunsford, Logan Valley Boys, Inez Hellman (Connie Hall) and more.

BACM474 Marion Worth: Tennessee Teardrops & Other Classics. 24 tracks from the late 1950s-early 1960s, including There’ll Always Be A Sadness, Crazy Arms, Crying In The Chapel and others.

BACM475 Various: Kentucky Round Up. 27 tracks featuring Bob Roak, Jimmy Murphy, Gene Stewart, Ginger Callahan, etc

BACM476 Tom Pall & The Glaser Brothers: Same Old Memories. 27 tracks

BACM477 Hal Lone Pine: Winter Time In Maine. 26 tracks from Harold Breau.

BIG3 3CD £5.50

BT3086 Howlin’ Wolf: The Absolutely Essential Collection. 60 tremendous blues classics from a true original at a bargain price. With early Memphis sides (Getting Old And Grey, Saddle My Pony, Passing By Blues, etc) and late 1950s/early 1960s Chess classics from Chicago (Wang Dang Doodle, Back Door Man, You’ll Be Mine, Do The Do, etc).

BT3087 Various: British Rock ‘N Roll - Absolutely Essential Collection. 60 British rockers from the late 1950s and early 1960s, featuring Cliff Richard & The Drifters, Terry Dene, Wee Willie Harris, Vince Taylor, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates, Billy Fury, Joe Brown & The Bruvvers, Roy Young, Tommy Steele and more.

BIG BEAT CD £11.95

CDTOP326 Zakary Thaks: It’s The End - Definitive Collection. Comprehensive compilation of Texan 60s garage kings, re-mastered from new original source tapes plus bonus tracks previously unheard and an impressively detailed booklet.

BIG BEAT LP £14.50

HIQLP028 Dean Carter: Call Of The Wild! High quality 180g  coloured vinyl release containing 14 highlights of a previously issued CD compilation (CDWIKD213) acting as a testament to Carter’s excellent recordings that successfully merged the garage punk sounds of the mid 1960s to his most long-lasting love, 1950s rockabilly.


BS203 Whitey Morgan & The 78’s: Born, Raised & Live From Flint. Tough, tight and loud alternative honky-tonk country and Americana, guaranteed to loosen the fillings of the more sedate Nashville country music-loving folks.


More re-issues of iconic jazz album on 180g vinyl and all in authentic reproductions of original sleeve artwork

3793764 Andrew Hill: Black Fire

3793766 Jackie McClean: Let Freedom Ring

3793767 Anthony Williams: Spring

3793763 Grant Green: Street Of Dreams


250367 Rob Tognoni: The Lost Album. Exhilarating and popular Australian blues rock guitarist with an album originally known as Retro Shakin’ - a limited run CD printed for Rob to sell at his gigs. This is the first official release of the album and delivers 13 uncompromising hard-rocking blues tracks.


CDBOPD032 Teresa Brewer: The Songs Of Bessie Smith/It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing. Re-issue of two revered albums from the 1970s from pop and jazz singing sensation, the first featuring Count Basie and Thad Jones and the second with Duke Ellington.


BCD233 Michael Jerome Browne: Sliding Delta. Recorded live in the studio, this features a fantastic collection of songs and rural blues styles from 1920s and 1930s as learnt from the records of Blind Willie McTell, Memphis Minnie Skip James, Charley Patton and more. Browne shines on 6 and 12-string guitars, banjo, mandolin and harmonica. Among the 14 tracks is a duet with Eric Bibb, recorded while on tour in Scotland.


CDBRED649 Bettye Lavette: Worthy. New 11-track album from legendary soul vocalist., featuring songs from Bob Dylan, Lennon & McCartney, Jagger & Richards and more.


CDVBRED649 Bettye Lavette: Worthy. Limited edition version of new album which includes a live video performance of Betty at the Jazz Café in London in July 2014.


88875043322 Various: The Perfect Roots & Blues Collection. An excellent package of 20 CDs presented in a cardboard lift-off lid box. This offers the series of compilations originally issued in Columbia’s famed Roots & Blues series, including Slide Guitar - Bottles, Knives and Steel(volumes 1 and 2), Booze And The Blues, Great Blues Guitarists - String Dazzlers, Preachin’ The Gospel - Holy Blues, Messed Up In Love And Other Tales Of Woe, Cajun Dance Party - Fais Do Do, White Country Blues 1926-1938and more. Artists featured include Big Joe Williams, Mississippi Sheiks, Son House, Memphis Minnie, Blind Willie McTell, Roy Acuff, Muddy Waters, Frank Hutchison, Gene Autry, Blind Willie Johnson, Jo Falcon and many, many more well-known & obscure names.


Distributors advise this set (previously listed as deleted) is now going to be re-introduced into stock for sale. Was to be mid-Jan but this has date has now slipped. No new date as yet but hopefully soon!

88875016122 Bob Dylan And The Band: The Basement Tapes Complete - The Bootleg Series Volume 11. Compiled from meticulously restored original tapes, many only recently found, this is the definitive chronicle of his 1967 sessions of a collection of musicians soon to find their own way as The Band. Presented in near-chronological order of recording, this has 138 tracks


88875057962 Bob Dylan: Shadows In The Night. First new album since 2012’s Tempest, and recorded live in the studio with a five piece band.


Classic jazz albums on 180g vinyl & MP3 download codes

7235980 Thelonious Monk Orchestra: At Town Hall

7235931 Coleman Hawkins: The Hawk Relaxes

7236136 Bill Evans: Explorations

7235973 Ornette Coleman: Tomorrow Is The Question!

7236004 Miles Davis: Blue Moods

7236144 Art Farmer, Donald Byrd & Idrees Sulieman: Three Trumpets

7236149 Thelonious Monk Quintet: Monk


7236005 Bill Evans: The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings 1961. Regarded as some of the best live jazz recording sessions ever, these performances yielded classic albums Waltz For Debby and Sunday At The Village Vanguardand set the standard for piano-led trio jazz. And its all here in one deluxe & impressive box set.


DE5019 Andy Brown: Soloist. 14 track solo album from Chicago jazz guitarist  influenced by George Van Eps, Joe Pass and Kenny Poole.


DOCD8070 Georgia Yellow Hammers And Associates: White Lightning - Volume 4 1929-1931. Superb old-time country music from Gordon County, Georgia featuring Bill Chitwood and Bud Landress, Phil Reeve, Ernest Moody, Clyde Evans, Andrew & Jim Baxter, Harper Brothers, Gus Boaz, Lawrence Neal and more. With informative booklet featuring notes by Tony Russell.


600192 Count Basie: Down For The Count - The Best Of The 1950s. A massive 17 classic albums from the 1950s across 10 CDs, including Atomic Basie, April In Paris, Count Basie Dance Session Vol 1 and 2 and more.

600204 Various: We Were First! 180 Hits In Their Original Versions. Loads of songs that later would go big for the likes of Elvis, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bill Haley and others. Includes Moon Mullican, Chuck Berry, The Clovers, Little Willie Littlefield, Bobby Charles, Big Mama Thornton, Memphis Minnie, Big Joe Turner, Sheb Wooley, Merle Travis, Larry Williams, Al Jolson and many, many more.


600214 Everly Brothers: 6 Original Albums. Classic albums recorded between 1958 and 1960, including The Everly Brothers, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, The Fabulous Style Of The Everly Brothers, It’s Everly Time, A Date With The Everly Brothers andBoth Sides Of An Evening. Also includes 9 bonus tracks.

600129 Chuck Berry: 6 Original Albums. Classic albums recorded between 1958 and 1961, including After School Session, One Dozen Berrys’, Berry Is On Top, More Chuck Berry, Rockin’ At The Hops andNew Juke Box Hits. Also includes 15 bonus tracks.

600220 Gene Vincent: 6 Original Albums. Classic albums recorded between 1956 and 1960, including Bluejean Bop!, Gene Vincent And The Blue Caps, Gene Vincent Rocks! And The Blue Caps Roll, A Gene Vincent Record Date, Sounds Like Gene Vincent andCrazy Times. Also has 24 bonus tracks.

DOMINO CD £10.45

891224 Miles Davis Quintet: Live In Berlin 1969. A performance from his short European tour promoting his In A Silent Way album, featuring Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Jack De Johnette. Also includes three bonus tracks taken from the Montreux Jazz Festival earlier in the year.


6091 Lou Donaldson: Midnight Sun + Blues Walk. Two albums plus a bonus track.

EAGLE CD £10.75

EAGCD597 Jeff Healey Band: Live At The Horseshoe Tavern 1993. Latest in series of finds from Healey’s own archives, this set captures the band on a hot night in hometown Toronto near the end of the tour that promoted the Feel This album.

ECM CD £14.95

4704075 Chris Potter Underground Orchestra: Imaginary Cities. New album from powerful jazz saxophonist and his long-established orchestra.

3780935 Jack De Johnette: Made In Chicago. Exhilarating live album recorded at the 2013 Chicago Jazz Festival that re-united legendary jazz drummer with old friends Roscoe Mitchell, Muhal Richard Abrams, Larry Gray and Henry Threadgill

EDSEL 2CD £13.15

EDSK7076 Dr John: Anutha Zone/Duke Elegant. Re-promotion of a set that features two late 1990s albums from the Night Tripper, the second being his affectionate tribute to the music of Duke Ellington.

EDSK7077 Dr John: Creole Moon/N’Awlinz. Two more albums re-issued on one set. Creole Moon features guest appearances from Sonny Landreth and Michael Doucet, with four of the songs being co-written with Doc Pomus. N’Awlinzis a tribute to his home city, with appearances from Mavis Staples, B.B. King, Cyril Neville and more.

EL 2CD £12.75

ACMEMD283CD Various: West Side Story Jazz Impressions - Unique Perspectives. An album that explores the artistic influence of Leonard Bernstein’s evocative movie score on the jazz fraternity of the early 1960s, with interpretations of the music from Andre Previn, Cal Tjader, Annie Ross, Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Peterson, Stan Kenton and more.


EN6CD9031 Horace Silver: 12 Classic Albums 1953-1962. Distinctive and pioneering jazz pianist and composer at his peak.


EJC55661 Stan Getz Quintet: The Complete Interpretations Sessions. Originally issued on three 10” LPs, this set includes all recordings from the 1953 and 1954 sessions, alternate takes and five bonus tracks.

EJC55662 Miles Davis/Sonny Rollins: Complete Studio Recordings.All their studio recordings during their collaborations between 1951 and 1957. Includes contributions from Charlie Parker, Jackie MacLean, JJ Johnson, John Lewis, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Kenny Drew, Art Blakey and others and comes with a detailed booklet.


EJC55663 Sonny Rollins Quartet: The Bridge. His famous 1962 album plus four bonus tracks..


FADCD2049 Louis Armstrong: The Louis Armstrong Collection Volume 1 1923-32. Lots of great early jazz classics in the various company of King Oliver, Fletcher Henderson, Johnny Dodds, Bessie Smith, Earl Hines, Kid Ory and more.

FLARE CD £9.25

ROYCD328 Carole Carr: Imported Carr - American Gas! Re-issue of 1959 album recorded in Hollywood by superb British singer. Legendary US song-writer, Jimmy Van Heusen, who knew of such matters, said she was the best girl singer he ever heard. Here’s why.


FRLP06 Various: Ouch! Va Va Voom!! Volume 4. 16 early 1960s instrumental shakers on 180g vinyl.  Swinging big bands, greasy R&B and cooking garage combos including Floyd Cramer, Herb Hardesty, The Montclairs, Hank Marr, The Islanders and more.


FSRCD845 Sandy Mosse/Cy Touff: Relaxin’ With + Chicago Scene + Touff Assignment. Eloquent jazz tenor saxophonist on two of his first albums as a leader in the late 1950s and as a featured artist on a session led by trumpeter Cy Touff alongside Al Cohn and Ernie Wilkins.

FSRCD846 James Moody: Cookin’ The Blues + Another Bag. Two early 1960s albums from tenor sax legend who was just as proficient on alto sax and flute.


FSRCD847 George Russell: Smalltet & Orchestra Recordings - Complete 1956-1960. Four albums recorded by jazz composer and arranger featuring a wide array of outstanding musicians.


FSRCD848 George Russell Sextet & Septet: The Complete 1960-1962 Decca And Riverside Album Collection. Jazz composer and arranger brings his skills as a pianist to bear on marvellous recordings that closed the gap between free-blowing jazz and written chamber jazz. Superb live and studio sides plus a detailed 36 page booklet

GRAND 2CD £17.25

GRANDCD36 Dr Feelgood: Adventures At The BBC - 1977 Onwards. 51 rhythm & booze belters from one of Britain’s finest, as captured at various BBC sessions. Lots of favourite track from the Gypie Mayo-era up to the current line-up, including 18 previously unreleased sides (including two tracks in the company of Canned Heat!)

GRAND CD £12.55

GRANDCD05 Dr Feelgood: Down By The Jetty. Re-promotion of fabulous 1975 debut to co-incide with the 40th anniversary of its release. Originally recorded in mono, the CD re-mastering makes She Does It Right, Roxette, All Through The City and the others still sound as electrifying and dynamic as when first heard.

GRAND LP £15.75

GRAND05 Dr Feelgood: Down By The Jetty. Pristine vinyl edition of the stunning debut album from 1975.


263507 Buddy & Ella Johnson: Rock On! The 1956-1962 Recordings. 28 sensational studio sides from between 1956 and 1962. Indispensable rhythm & blues and early rock ‘n roll, re-mastered  and with a 16 page booklet.

263508 Gene Pitney: Only Love Can Break Your Heart + The Many Sides Of... His first two albums on one CD, plus five bonus tracks and a 16-page booklet..

263509 Gene Vincent: The Crazy Beat Of Gene Vincent. Includes his 1963 album that featured sides recorded at numerous earlier studio sessions plus ten bonus tracks and a 16 page booklet.

HOODOO 2CD £12.95

263506 Various: Burt Bacharach - The Story Of My Life, 1960’s Pop & Soul Anthems. A 60 song showcase of his early period hits, featuring Dionne Warwick, Gene Pitney, Jerry Butler, Tommy Hunt, Etta James and many more.


ICON046 Emmylou Harris: Hot Night In Roslyn.  Previously unissued radio broadcast from My Father’s Place in Roslyn, New York on 14th September 1976.

IN CROWD 2CD £13.75

996693 John Coltrane Quartet: The 1962 Graz Concert - Complete Edition. New version of set previously available on Jazz Lips but now at a lower price. With McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones.

JASMINE 2CD £10.95

JASCD251 Nelson Eddy: As Years Go By. Re-promotion of 54 track compilation of songs from one of the most enduringly popular and varied singers of the twentieth century. Includes a number of duets with Gale Sherwood.


JHR102 Eric Sardinas And Big Motor: Boomerang. Label debut from popular blues rockers from southern California, and follow-up to big-selling Sticks & Stones. Nine new originals plus a cover of Troubleas a tribute to Elvis Presley.

0366106 Bernard Allison Group: In The Mix. First studio album in more than six years from singer/guitarist and son of blues legend Luther Allison. 10 tracks mixing up blues, Memphis soul and some of the vibes from Hendrix’s Band Of Gypsys.


High quality 180g vinyl re-issues

LPJW046 Joe Harriott Quintet: Abstract.

LPJW047 Tubby Hayes Sextet: Tubby The Tenor.

JSP DVD £11.45

JSP5805 Various: Good Rocking Tonight - 9th Burnley Festival 1997. Stunning performances from the 1997 edition of what had long been a much-anticipated highlight in the British blues calendar. Star performers in this year include Joe Louis Walker, Eric Bibb, The Holmes Brothers, Barrence Whitfield, Angela Brown, Connie Lush, Johnny Mars, Dave Peabody and more. 16 stunning performances from a special festival.

JSP 4CD £14.50

JSP77182 The Allen Brothers: The Allen Brothers & Other Country Brother Acts. With 3 CDs full of the collected works of Austin and Lee Allen, a popular old-time country act who continued to record well into the 1930s when the Great Depression had stalled the recording careers of many of their contemporaries. The fourth CD includes additional sides from other fraternal country acts including the Kessinger Brothers, Morris Brothers, Shelton Brothers, Stripling Brothers,  Anglin Brothers, Crowder Brothers, Lewis Brothers, McGhee Brothers, Hatton Brothers and more. Compiled and annotated by Pat Harrison.

KENT CD £10.95

CDKEND426 Sam Dees: It’s Over - 70s Songwriter Demos & Masters. Recently discovered tapes of popular southern soul singer/songwriter from the vaults of Showtime Productions in Birmingham, Alabama. These 19 tracks from the mid 1970s feature previously unreleased songs plus alternate mixes of some of his best known numbers.

CDKEND427 Jimmy Holiday: Spread Your Love - The Complete Minit Singles 1966-1970. 26 tracks from hugely popular 1960s southern soul singer and songwriter, featuring his own versions of hits he wrote for others plus other songs he kept back for himself.

CDKEND428 George Jackson And Dan Greer: At Goldwax. 23 stunning tracks from the vaults of Goldwax Records featuring the early vocals and songs of George Jackson, one of southern soul’s most consistent talents, alongside Dan Greer, his friend, fellow vocalist and staff producer.


VJCD199 Justin Townes Earle: Absent Fathers. 10 tracks recorded alongside his recent album Single Mothers(VJCD218), providing a gorgeous two-fer convincing us that he just might be the next big thing in contemporary alt-country.


762052 Boubacar Traore: Mbalimaou. Another special album featuring his distinctive guitar style and the poetry of his songs. Recorded at the Bogolan studios in Bamako,  Mali.


MELLOCD034 Don Cherry: Modern Art - Stockholm 1977. Captured live at Stockholm’s Museum Of Modern Art in 1977 playing a mix of western and eastern instruments.


7559795270 Punch Brothers: The Phosphorescent Blues. New album of contemporary folk, bluegrass, jazz and much more from collective consisting of Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile and Gabe Witcher. Produced this time out by T-Bone Burnett.

NOT NOW 2CD £5.50

NOT2CD564 Various: The Very Best Of Jump ‘N Jive. 50 great sides featuring Big Joe Turner, Wynonie Harris, Tiny Bradshaw, Big Maybelle, Gene Phillips, Roy Milton, H-Bomb Ferguson, Julia Lee, Louis Prima, Bull Moose Jackson, Louis Jordan, Stick McGhee, The Treniers, etc

NOT NOW 3CD £6.95

NOT3CD174 Various: In A Broken Dream - 60 Dreamy Classics.A fun selection of blues, R&B, soul, country, pop, rock, folk and other type of songs featuring dreaming as a subject matter. With Etta James, Ruth Brown, Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson, Sarah Vaughan and more.

NOT3CD179 B.B. King: Can’t Kick The Blues. Updated and re-issued set (formerly NOT3CD067) featuring 60 early and timeless classics - Everyday I Have The Blues, You Upset Me Baby, Three O’ Clock Blues, Sweet Little Angel, Woke Up This Morning and many more.

NOT3CD182 Various: The Very Best Jazz Vocalists. 60 great vocal performances from the likes of Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Brown Jr, Jimmy Witherspoon, Chet Baker, Anita O’Day, Blossom Dearie, Dinah Washington, Carmen McRae and more.

NOT3CD183 Various: The Very Best Jazz Instrumentals. 45 corking classics from Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Eddie Harris, Count Basie, Dexter Gordon, Duke Ellington, Jimmy McGriff, Herbie Mann, George Shearing,  Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie and more.

NOT3CD187 Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie: Bird & Diz. Pioneers of hard bop jazz together and solo, live and in the studio, on 24 immense tracks.

NUGENE CD £12.50

NUG1402 Ian Siegal: The Picnic Sessions. Leading British bluesman again mixes his talents with some of the best living Mississippi Hill Country bluesmen and comes up trumps. With Alvin Youngblood Hart, Cody Dickinson, Luther Dickinson and Jimbo Mathus, this session has its emphasis on relaxed and spontaneous ‘back porch’ enjoyment.

ONE DAY 2CD £5.95

DAY2CD157 Various: Hoochie Coochie Man - The Chess Story. 50 great tracks from one of the very best labels ever, this features plenty of obvious blues heavy-hitters (Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, etc) but loads of surprises from less likely and quite varied artists, including Sugar Pie DeSanto, TV Slim, Paul Gayten, Clifton Chenier, Jimmy McCracklin, The Moonglows and more.

DAY2CD270 Various: Ding-Dong - The Gee Records Story 1956-62. 50 tracks featuring The Mello-Tones, Ollie Shepard, Anne Kaye, The Heartbeats, Jimmy Wright Orchestra, The Jets, The Upsetters and more.

DAY2CD274 Various: The Very Best Of Doo-Wop. 50 tracks featuring The Del-Vikings, The Moonglows, The Orioles, The Clovers, The Dells, The Spaniels, The Cleftones, The Dominoes, The ‘5’ Royales, The Platters and more.

DAY2CD278 Various: The Melotone Blues Story. 40 tremendous pre-war blues featuring tracks from Mississippi Jook Band, Washboard Sam, Big Bill Broonzy, Buddy Moss, Blind Boy Fuller, Leroy Carr, Charley Jordan, Lucille Bogan, Leadbelly, Lil Johnson, Kid Prince Moore and others.

OUR GATE CD £11.75

OGP014 24 Pesos: Do The Right Thing. Live in the studio recordings from popular UK blues band, full of acoustic and electric slide guitar, rocking rhythms, great songs and funky hooks. Possibly their best album, Paul Jones seems to think so - he has been effusive about it on his Radio 2 programme and the tracks he has featured so far suggests he is on to something.


OSCD052 Various: Soul On The Real Side #3. 20 more lost Modern and Northern soul gems from the archives of Real Soul Records. With Al Green, The Shirelles, The Montclairs, The Main Ingredient, Walter Thomas, The O’Jays and more.

RSCD006 Various: R&B And Classic Soul Volume 2.  24 fantastic treasures featuring Little Willie John, Little Milton, Little Esther, Lightnin’ Slim, Ruth Brown, Mitty Collier, Johnnie & Joe, Spirit Of Memphis, Jimmy Rogers, Otis Rush, Phil Upchurch Combo, Milton Trenier and more.

PAN AM LP £16.75

180g high quality vinyl with a free MP3 download

LP9152240 Dinah Washington & Clifford Brown: Dinah Washington With Clifford Brown. Splendid jam session in front of a live audience in LA in August 1954 also featuring Clark Terry, Harold Land, Junior Mance, Max Roach and others.

LP9152241 Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong: Ella & Louis. Classic 1956 album also featuring Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Buddy Rich.


CDPJA30 Don Pullen & The African Brazilian Connection: Live Again… Live At Montreux. Re-issue of 1978 live performance first issued on Blue Note.

PEACH CD £13.15

PCHCD701017 Allman Brothers Band: Hittin’ The Note. Re-issue of 2003 album, featuring their first new material in over a decade. This was also their first album without guitarist Dickie Betts. Fortunately, they did have Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks on board to carry the weight and create (what was said at the time to be) their best album since Brothers & Sisters some 20 years previous.

PHONO CD £9.75

870230 Kenny Drew: I Love Jerome Kern + Jazz Impressions Of Pal Joey. Two lovely jazz piano albums originally issued on Riverside in 1957 celebrating the songs of Jerome Kern and Rodgers & Hart.


PWR27321 Vince Guaraldi: Vince Guaraldi Trio + A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing. First two albums in his own name from innovative jazz pianist, composer and arranger. Originally issued on Fantasy. Alongside Guaraldi is the guitar of Eddie Duran and the bass of Dean Reilly.

PWR27322 Art Tatum: The Greatest Piano of Them All. The complete classic Verve album of solo piano plus seven bonus tracks from the same session and a 12 page booklet.

PWR27323 Kenny Burrell: Kenny Burrell + Swingin’. Two complete classic Blue Note albums on one CD, with legendary jazz guitarists backed by an assortment of jazz legends in a variety of small group formats. With a 16 page booklet.

PWR27324 Dizzy Gillespie & Stuff Smith: Dizzy Gillespie & Stuff Smith. The original Verve album recorded in a quintet alongside a rhythm section led by Wynton Kelly’s piano. This also includes 12 bonus tracks, that were the earlier 1951 Dee Gee session, their first collaboration. Includes a 16 page booklet.

PWR27325 Stan Getz Quartet: The Steamer. The complete Verve album plus a previous quartet session included as a bonus. With a 16 page booklet.


CDSGP1694 Various: The Soul Of Detroit. 56 original tracks from the early stages of the development of Berry Gordy’s Tamla Motown label. With Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Mary Wells, The Temptations, The Marvelettes, The Cotours, The Supremes and more.


CDSGP1136 Art Tatum: The Classic Years, Volume 2. 23 recordings made with Norman Granz as producer between 1954 and 1956 in a small band format. Tatum’s wonderful piano is heard here in the company of a variety of talents, including Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, Ben Webster, Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison and more.

PRIMO 2CD £6.00

PRMCD6163 Brenda Lee: The Essential Recordings. Versatile singer equally at home singing rockabilly, country, R&B and pop ballads. 40 of her best sides here by way of evidence.


PRD74492 Gov’t Mule Featuring John Schofield: Sco-Mule. A collaboration from September 1999 on two mind-bending live shows featuring an all-instrumental jazz, rock, soul and funk configurations over two and a half hours.


PRD74491 Gov’t Mule Featuring John Schofield: Sco-Mule. The 180g double vinyl edition, incorporating a download code to access the set in digital format.

REDEYE CD £11.95

REDR1026PS Tom Travis: Pure And Simple. UK bluegrass pioneer takes time out from his band to record a solo album featuring (mostly) just his vocals and trusty guitar on a set of brand new songs.


REPUK1209 Mink DeVille: Live At Rockpalast 1978 & 1981.Two German TV appearances showcase the immense singing and song-writing talents of Willy DeVille, both heavily featuring  songs recorded for the early Jack Nitzsche produced Capitol albums. Present and correct are the untouchable gems Just Your Friends, She’s So Tough, Guardian Angel, the big hit Spanish Strolland the jaw-dropping Mixed-Up Shook Up Girl. The covers are terrific too - You Better Move On, Cadillac Walk and the rest. 


Re-promotion of more Blues Band back catalogue albums

REPUK1251 The Blues Band: Back For More.

REPUK1252 The Blues Band: Fat City.

REPUK1253 The Blues Band: Homage.

RPM CD £9.95

RPM117 Timi Yuro: The Lost Voice Of Soul! Re-issue of a CD that was the first UK compilation of the pick of her albums, hits (mostly for Liberty), B-sides and the Northern Soul rarity It’ll Never Be Over For Me.  26 of the best tracks featuring a powerful voice in such a small package.

RETRO961 The Mike Cotton Sound: The Mike Cotton Sound. 27 tracks from popular mid-1960s pop and beat combo that successfully combined Mike Cotton’s jazz-leaning trumpet and vocals with the rock stylings of band members who variously went  on to the Animals, Argent, The Kinks and The Artwoods. Superbly nostalgic takes of Love Potion No 9, How Long Can This Go On, Harlem Shuffle, Watermelon Man, One Mint Julep and more.


SS003CD Tubby Hayes Big Band: Rumpus. More tapes unearthed from Tubby’s own personal archive, this features an all-star session from the Torrington Arms in 1969 including Peter King, Kenny Wheeler and Spike Wells. First time on CD.

SLEAZY CD £13.25

SRCD1731 Charlie Hightone & The Rock-Its: Small But Loud. New album from one of the most popular and powerful rockabilly bands on the European rockin’ scene. Includes guest spots from Big Sandy and Vesa Haaja (The Barnshakers).


SFWCD40212 Various: Through The Streets Of The City - New Orleans Brass Bands. Featuring tracks from three generations of New Orleans brass band sounds invoking celebration and community pride. With the Liberty Brass Band, the Treme Band and the Hot 8 Brass Band. As always, an impressively detailed 36 page booklet.

SOLAR 2CD £14.75

4569956 Cannonball Adderley Sextet: Complete Live In Tokyo 1963.  Excellent live set that showcased one of his finest groups, featuring Nat Adderley, Yusef Lateef, Joe Zawinul, Sam Jones and Louis Hayes. On CD for the first time.

SOLAR CD £10.75

4569957 Dizzy Gillespie Quintet:  A Musical Safari - 1961 Montgomery Jazz Festival. A stirring live set on CD for the first time plus a complete set recorded in New York a few months previously featuring the same band members.


SON0309 The Cramps: Coast To Coast. Rare live radio broadcasts from a 1979 USA tour, featuring 13 tracks recorded in New York plus 8 more from an appearance in Palo Alto, California. Spirited rockabilly cacophony where the crowd come across as manic and as up for it as the band. A little lo-fi to be sure, and not the place to start for the uninitiated, but a must for fans who want to hear live run-throughs of tracks from the first two albums, early singles and some unrecorded rockabilly standards.


600845 Sam Cooke: Cooke’s Tour + Hit Kit. Two of his lesser-known albums (first released in 1959 and 1960), re-mastered and with four bonus tracks.

SPV DVD £12.25

1131587 Elvis Presley: The Man, The Life, The Legend. A documentary telling his amazing story, from his first recordings at Sun Records to his tragic death in 1977.


TEG74004CD Muddy Waters: Sail On.  Re-issue of late 1960s compilation from Chess of early hits of the great man (itself a re-issue of a 1957 Chess album The Best Of Muddy Waters). With 12 of his very best sides, including Louisiana Blues, Long Distance Call, Standing Around Crying, She Moves Me, Rollin’ Stone and more. You surely have all these sides elsewhere but it is still nice to have a slice of history preserved and presented on CD.


TW0050 Chip Taylor: The Little Prayers Trilogy. One of the great names in modern Americana, the legendary Chip Taylor is back with possibly his most unique and thought-provoking collection of songs yet, a 3 CD set that features some of Chip's most intense and personal writing


BAMF49 Tav Falco & The Panther Burns: Command Performance. First album for five years from garage blues and rockabilly protagonists who first came to prominence in the early 1980s in the wake of The Cramps popularity. The usual selection of obscure, bizarre and wilfully eclectic, incorporating a slice of bottleneck blues heaven, a dab surf guitar, a touch of country, a dollop of rumba, a sprinkling of movie theme tunes and plenty more. Covers of Me And My Chauffeur Blues and He’ll Have To Go amid the tracks only adds to the confection.


VTNF005 Billy Walton Band: Wish For What You Want. New album from guitarist best known for his work as a member of Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, with a personal musical journey covering rock & roll and blues influences from Chicago, new Orleans, Atlantic City and New Jersey.

VTOLM005 Brandon Santini: Live & Extended. Powerful and energetic harmonica-driven blues album from rising star based in Memphis. Captured live at a recent Blues Festival in Quebec.

VTSH001 D.A. Foster: The Real Thing. New album from experienced blues and R&B singer backed here Grammy-Award winning Phantom Blues Band plus a few other friendsand guests.


More Japanese re-issues of classic jazz albums

8122795760 Freddie Hubbard: Ride Like The Wind

8122795900 Donald Byrd: Donald Byrd And 125th Street, NYC

8122795735 Sonny Fortune: Infinity Is

8122795737 Shorty Rogers: Clickin’ With Clax

8122796620 Chico Hamilton: Three Faces Of Chico

8122796687 Chico Hamilton Quintet: Gongs East!

8122795759 Eddie Harris: Live At Newport

8122795748 David Newman: The Weapon

8122795891 Eddie Harris: E.H. In The UK (The London Sessions)

8122795893 Sonny Fortune: With Sound Reason

8122795748 David Newman: The Weapon

8122795752 David Sanborn: Heart To Heart

8122795747 David Sanborn: Taking Off

8122795851 Chris Connor: Misty

8122795755 Chris Connor: Free Spirits

8122795751 Joe Bushkin: In Concert Town Hall

7567813802 Yusef Lateef: The Gentle Giant


Classic albums on high quality 180g vinyl, each typically with a couple of bonus tracks

LP772000 Chet Baker Quartet: Chet Baker Quartet Featuring Russ Freeman.Plus 8 bonus tracks!

LP772001 Grant Green: Nigeria.

LP772002 Jimmy Smith: Confirmation.

LP772003 John Coltrane: The Believer.

LP772004 Sonny Rollins: Rollins Plays For Bird.

LP772005 Jerry Lee Lewis: Jerry Lee’s Greatest.

LP772006 Buddy Holly: Buddy Holly (Second Album)

LP772007 Aretha Franklin: The Electrifyin’ Aretha Franklin

LP772008 Lloyd Price: Sings The Million Sellers.

LP772009 Jackie Wilson: So Much

LP772010 Gene Vincent: A Gene Vincent Record Date.

LP772011 Howlin’ Wolf: Second Album (aka Rockin’ Chair).


30972Z J.J. Cale: The Unreleased Recordings. 180g vinyl album featuring unreleased vintage recordings from his time at Shelter Records, unusually (for Cale at least) focused around versions of songs of others - including those of Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Waylon Jennings, Randy Newman and more.

WOLF CD £10.95

120832 Vance Kelly: Live At Kingston Mines. Hard-working Chicago bluesman with his second live album for the label. As you would expect, it is full of his soulful vocals and funky guitar.


Popular new book now back in stock!!


plus £3.75 UK p&p for this paperback

BK076 Wayne Everett Goins: Blues All Day Long - The Jimmy Rogers Story. A long-overdue biography of legendary Chicago blues guitarist who was instrumental in creating the sound of the Muddy Waters Band in the 1950s and a successful recording career in his own right. A great story, well-researched and written and with rare photos and a detailed discography. Plus a foreword by Kim Wilson. A must-read.


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5044542 Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men With The Blues.

0963882Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Here We Go Again - Celebrating The Genius Of Ray Charles. Featuring Norah Jones.


3786308 Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze - An Appreciation Of J.J. Cale.16 Cale songs played to honour his passing. Clapton leads but Mark Knopfler, Willie Nelson, Derek Trucks & more chip in


4780205 Robert Plant & Alison Kraus: Raising Sand. The Grammy-winning collaboration from 2007

SPV CD £4.50

SPV42942 Taj Mahal: The Natch’l Blues. Lovely digi-pack edition of one of Taj’s defining moments, his second solo album from 1968. Lovely delta blues (Good Morning Miss Brown, Corinna,etc) plus the addition of sumptuous soul readings (You Don’t Miss Your Water) and more. This edition includes 3 bonus tracks