12 July 2016
The current Red Lick catalogue (no. 191; July-August 2016) includes 7 packed pages of new releases in our 'Brand Spanking New' section.
These can be viewed in pages 2 - 8 of the catalogue - a pdf version of which can be downloaded here - Red Lick catalogue 191
Since publication of the new catalogue, we have also issued the first of our new release sheets, consisting of an updated list of the best new and forthcoming CDs, DVDs, LPs, books and more. This release sheet can be viewed as a pdf here - 191 New Release Sheet - Issue 1
This release sheet features among its many highlights a new edition of a significant and enjoyable book, a brief summary of which is provided below:
PELICAN BOOKS £21. 50
BK087 John Broven: Rhythm And Blues In New Orleans – Third Edition
(plus UK p&p £3.75 for this paperback)
An updated and revised version of the definitive history of New Orleans rhythm and blues, originally published in the UK as Walking to New Orleans.This new edition has over 100 new pages of interviews and information chronicling the careers and music of the major R&B artists as well as telling the stories of important Crescent City recording studios, clubs and record companies. Broven adds to his original interviews with musical legends with fresh research and new interviews in the portrayal of the dramatic rise and fall of such a wonderful and influential regional sound, predominantly covering the 1940s through ‘60s.
The book features such R&B stars Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Professor Longhair, Huey “Piano” Smith, Dr John, Allen Toussaint, Little Richard and more, and features almost 100 photographs and a full appendix featuring a list of best-selling records produced in New Orleans.