Releases

Swingin' Dick's Shellac Shakers

Swingin' Dick's Shellac Shakers Vol. 1+2/Hot Jive, Jumpin' Jazz & Big Band R&B 78rpms
CD
stag-o-1o4
Rel.: April 25, 2017

Inspired by the beat of the big band and the swingin' hot rhythms of the Thirties and Forties.... This collection of swing comes from the vaults of “Swingin’ Dick’s 78 Social”.
Renown the world over as “The Original Gramophone Operative”, Swingin’ Dick shares his collection of shellac shaking phonographic 78rpm records for your edification. Join the enigmatic Dick as he spins his unique brand of Hot Jive and R&B Swing, 10 inches at a time!
This compilation of 78s will have you jumpin' and jitterbugging to the sounds of a bygone era, in all it's gramophonic glory.

Tracklisting:
1. Horace Henderson & His Orchestra – I Got Rhythm
2. Mezzrow-Ladnier Quintet – Everybody Loves My Baby
3. Fats Waller – The Minor Drags
4. Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Orchestra – Old Joe's Hitting The Jug
5. Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra – Ogoun Badagris (Voodoo War God)
6. Rex Stewart's Big Eight – The Little Goose
7. Slim Gaillard – Jam Man
8. Count Basie & His Orchestra - Topsy
9. Jay McShann & His Orchestra – Voodoo Woman Blues
10. Woody Herman - Caldonia
11. Horace Henderson & His Orchestra – Bunch Of Rhythm
12. The Harlem Hamfats – Root, Hog Or Die
13. Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers – Rip Up The Joint
14. Albert Ammonds – Jammin' The Boogie
15. Cab Calloway & His Orchestra – Jive (Page One Of The Hepster's Dictionary)
1. Gene Krupa & His Orchestra – Ball Of Fire
17. Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra – All The Cats Join In
18. Oran „Hot Lips“ Page & His Band – Harlem Rhumbain' The Blues
19. Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra – Raid The Joint
20. Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra – Who Said Shorty Wasn't Coming Back?

Swingin' Dick's Shellac Shakers

Swingin' Dick's Shellac Shakers Vol. 2/Hot Jive, Jumpin' Jazz & Big Band R&B 78rpms
10"
stag-o-1o3
Rel.: April 25, 2017

Inspired by the beat of the big band and the swingin' hot rhythms of the Thirties and Forties.... This collection of swing comes from the vaults of “Swingin’ Dick’s 78 Social”.
Renown the world over as “The Original Gramophone Operative”, Swingin’ Dick shares his collection of shellac shaking phonographic 78rpm records for your edification. Join the enigmatic Dick as he spins his unique brand of Hot Jive and R&B Swing, 10 inches at a time!
This compilation of 78s will have you jumpin' and jitterbugging to the sounds of a bygone era, in all it's gramophonic glory.

Tracklisting:
Side A.
1. Horace Henderson & His Orchestra – Bunch Of Rhythm
2. The Harlem Hamfats – Root, Hog Or Die
3. Sidney Bechet & His New Orleans Feetwarmers – Rip Up The Joint
4. Albert Ammonds – Jammin' The Boogie
5. Cab Calloway & His Orchestra – Jive (Page One Of The Hepster's Dictionary)

Side B.
1. Gene Krupa & His Orchestra – Ball Of Fire
2. Roy Eldridge & His Orchestra – All The Cats Join In
3. Oran „Hot Lips“ Page & His Band – Harlem Rhumbain' The Blues
4. Erskine Hawkins & His Orchestra – Raid The Joint
5. Lucky Millinder & His Orchestra – Who Said Shorty Wasn't Coming Back?

Swingin' Dick's Shellac Shakers

 Swingin' Dick's Shellac Shakers Vol. 1/Hot Jive, Jumpin' Jazz & Big Band R&B 78rpms
10"
stag-o-o94
Rel.: April 25, 2017

Inspired by the beat of the big band and the swingin' hot rhythms of the Thirties and Forties.... This collection of swing comes from the vaults of “Swingin’ Dick’s 78 Social”.
Renown the world over as “The Original Gramophone Operative”, Swingin’ Dick shares his collection of shellac shaking phonographic 78rpm records for your edification. Join the enigmatic Dick as he spins his unique brand of Hot Jive and R&B Swing, 10 inches at a time!
This compilation of 78s will have you jumpin' and jitterbugging to the sounds of a bygone era, in all it's gramophonic glory.

Tracklisting:
Side A.
1. Horace Henderson & His Orchestra – I Got Rhythm
2. Mezzrow-Ladnier Quintet – Everybody Loves My Baby
3. Fats Waller – The Minor Drags
4. Stuff Smith & His Onyx Club Orchestra – Old Joe's Hitting The Jug
5. Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra – Ogoun Badagris (Voodoo War God)

Side B.
1. Rex Stewart's Big Eight – The Little Goose
2. Slim Gaillard – Jam Man
3. Count Basie & His Orchestra - Topsy
4. Jay McShann & His Orchestra – Voodoo Woman Blues
5. Woody Herman - Caldonia

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke Vol. 1+2 / Dark Tales Of Western Noir From A Ghost Town Jukebox
CD
stag-o-1o3
Rel.: March 25, 2017

First and second volume in a new limited edition series on Stag-O-Lee.
The vinyl comes limited to 666 copies and is packaged in a nice 10” sleeve with hole. As usual Stag-O-Lee combines two vinyl versions onto one compact disc. This is a collection of oddball country weepers, moody rockabilly and popcorn noir from the 1950’s and early 60’s.
So turn out the lights, sit back and relax to the soundtrack from a jukebox in a ghost town...

Tracklisting
1. Intro
2. Ray Stevens - Laughing All Over My Grave
3. Bobby Wall - Baby It's Too Much
4. Dave Gardner - Mad Witch
5. The Gatemen - The Klan
6. Selwyn Cox - His Name Is Jesus
7. Jimmy Minor - Satan's Chauffeur
8. Ken & Carol Craig with the Lawrence Bros. Combo - Silver Coin
9. Marvin Rainwater - The Pale Faced Indian
10. Hayden Thompson - Watcha Gonna Do
11. Kip Tyler - Eternity (Surfer's Lament)
12. Juan Montego & His Habana Sound - Come Back Juanita
13. Billy Fury - Don't Jump
14. Steve Arlen - They Took John Away
15. Jerry Irby - The Night I Whipped The Devil
16. Johnny Pelvin - Cast Iron Arm
17. Magnificient Seven - Baby Doll
18. El Clod – Gringo
19. Warren Smith - The Hanging Day
20. Steve King - Satan Is Her Name
21. Danny Welch - Ridin' Shotgun
22. Ric Cartey - Born To Love One Woman
23. Johnny Bond -
All I Can Do Is Cry
24. Sons Of The Pioneers - Buffalo
25. Gunsmoke Outro



Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke Vol. 2 / Dark Tales Of Western Noir From A Ghost Town Jukebox
10"
stag-o-o98
Rel.: March 25, 2017

Second volume in a new limited edition series on Stag-O-Lee. Limited to 666 copies and packaged in a nice 10” sleeve with hole. This is a collection of oddball country weepers, moody rockabilly and popcorn noir from the 1950’s and early 60’s.
So turn out the lights, sit back and relax to the soundtrack from a jukebox in a ghost town...
For best results: listen to after dark!

Tracklisting:
Side A.
1. Billy Fury - Don't Jump
2. Steve Arlen - They Took John Away
3. Jerry Irby - The Night I Whipped The Devil
4. Johnny Pelvin - Cast Iron Arm
5. Magnificient 7 - Baby Doll
6. El Clod – Gringo

Side B.
1. Warren Smith - The Hanging Day
2. Steve King - Satan Is Her Name
3. Danny Welch - Ridin' Shotgun
4. Ric Cartey - Born To Love One Woman
5. Johnny Bond - All I Can Do Is Cry
6. Sons Of The Pioneers - Buffalo
7. Gunsmoke Outro

Buzzsaw Joint

Buzzsaw Joint Cut 1+2 / Diddy Wah / Astro 138 & DJ Zorch
CD
stag-o-o93
Rel.: March 25, 2017

Buzzsaw Joint was born of a club offering Londoners the chance to revel in the sounds of good ol’ trashy rock’n’roll in all its vintage vinyl forms. Club top-cat, Fritz, then took the primitive Buzzsaw sounds online with a series of savage Mixcloud mixes created by record fiends from all over the globe. Now, the high-octane energy of Buzzsaw Joint has manifested into the physical form with a run of compilations on Stag-O-Lee. Get your ears around the wild’n’weird sounds of the extraordinary and inimitable Buzzsaw Joint!

As usual with Stag-O-Lee we compile two vinyl volumes on one CD into 80 minute/32 track monster! The first 16 tracks come courtesy of London based music fanatic, DJ and dedicated 45rpm record hound, Diddy Wah. Two City of Angels record demons combine to unearth 16 more strange sounds from times past - Astro138 and DJ Zorch.

Tracklisting:
1. Sonny And Premiers - Flirtin’ [Joey, ‘61]
2. Billy Garner - Little School Girl [Mojo, ‘61]
3. Bobby December and the famous Renegades - Invasion [Orchestra, ‘59]
4. The Canjoes featuring Joe Louis Johnson - Dance The Boomerang [Dapt, ‘61]
5. Dennis and The Menances - Drumble [Dot, ‘60]
6. The Rumblers - I Don’t Need You No More [Downey, ‘62]
7. Eugene Blacknell and his Savonics - Jump Back [Celeste, ‘62]
8. Sammy Fitzhugh - I Feel Allright [Atco, ‘60]
9. Gabriel and The Angels - Hey! [Amy, ‘60]
10. Jimmy Beck and his Orc. - Arabian Blues [Zil, ‘60]
11. Johnny Acey - Please Don’t Go (Back To Baltimore) [Fire, ‘60]
12. The Egyptians - Inkster Boogie [Mah’s, ‘60]
13. Rex Garvin and The Mighty Cravers - Emulsified [Epic, ‘61]
14. Bunker Hill - Red Ridin’ Hood And The Wolf [Mala, ‘62]
15. Ray Vernon & The Raymen - Big City After Dark [Mala, ‘62]
16 .Lloyd Nolen - Fun Fun [King, ‘62]
17. Cy Wagner Orchestra - Mah-Mah Limbo (Star, 1958)
18. 2. Shades of Rhythm - Gumbo (Caddy, 1956)
19. Dave Osborn - Shake It (Cool, 1959)
20. Whispering Pigg - Darlene (East West, 1958)
21. The Bikinis - Fatima The Dreamer (Dot, 1958)
22. The Gimicks - Sneaky Snail (Ensign, 1958)
23. J.J. Jones - Sock Dance (Ebb, 1958)
24. The Pharaohs - The Green Werewolf (Iona, 1960)
25. Los Twisters – Pedro Pistolas Twist (Discos Audiomex, 1962)
26. Doug Powell – Big City Walk (Mercury, 1962)
27. Duke & The Ambers – Volcano (Stroll, 1960)
28. Charlie Daniels – Robot Romp (Hanover, 1960)
29. The Altecs – Happy Sax (Pamela, 1962)
30. Billy Preston – Volcano (Contract, 1961)
31. The Merrylanders – Rattlesnake (Merger, 1959)
32. The Dream Girls – Crying In The Night (Metro, 1960)

Buzzsaw Joint

Buzzsaw Joint Cut 2 / Astro 138 & DJ Zorch
LP
stag-o-o92
Rel.: March 25, 2017

Buzzsaw Joint is back with another deep cut. Two City of Angels record demons combine to unearth more strange sounds from times past. Astro138 and DJ Zorch created The Vinyl Record Association, an online haven where a global network of rare record fanatics and friends regularly share fave spins. Shout out to all the VRA contributors! They can also be heard on Radiocore.org. Tune in to ‘VRA Monday Nights’ and ‘Delinquent Beats’ to discover even more unsung primitive rock’n’roll. Now, it’s time to play Astro138 and DJ Zorch’s blistering Buzzsaw selections and play them LOUD!
Mixcloud.com/Radiocore

Tracklisting:
Side A:
1. Cy Wagner Orchestra - Mah-Mah Limbo (Star, 1958)
2. Shades of Rhythm - Gumbo (Caddy, 1956)
3. Dave Osborn - Shake It (Cool, 1959)
4. Whispering Pigg - Darlene (East West, 1958)
5. The Bikinis - Fatima The Dreamer (Dot, 1958)
6. The Gimicks - Sneaky Snail (Ensign, 1958)
7. J.J. Jones - Sock Dance (Ebb, 1958)
8. The Pharaohs - The Green Werewolf (Iona, 1960)

Side B:
1. Los Twisters – Pedro Pistolas Twist (Discos Audiomex, 1962)
2. Doug Powell – Big City Walk (Mercury, 1962)
3. Duke & The Ambers – Volcano (Stroll, 1960)
4. Charlie Daniels – Robot Romp (Hanover, 1960)
5. The Altecs – Happy Sax (Pamela, 1962)
6. Billy Preston – Volcano (Contract, 1961)
7. The Merrylanders – Rattlesnake (Merger, 1959)
8. The Dream Girls – Crying In The Night (Metro, 1960)


Buzzsaw Joint

Buzzsaw Joint Cut 1 / Diddy Wah
LP
stag-o-o91
Rel.: February 3, 2017

Buzzsaw Joint was born of a club offering Londoners the chance to revel in the sounds of good ol’ trashy rock’n’roll in all its vintage vinyl forms. Club top-cat, Fritz, then took the primitive Buzzsaw sounds online with a series of savage Mixcloud mixes created by record fiends from all over the globe. Now, the high-octane energy of Buzzsaw Joint has manifested into the physical form with a run of compilations on Stag-O-Lee. Get your ears around the wild’n’weird sounds of the extraordinary and inimitable Buzzsaw Joint!
mixcloud.com/BuzzsawJoint
The first cut from the Buzzsaw Joint comp series comes courtesy of London based music fanatic, DJ and dedicated 45rpm record hound, Diddy Wah. Whether slinging vinyl at his Heavy Sugar club nights or through the NTS Radio airwaves, the man’s got good taste! Impeccable, even. His open-eared, between-the-cracks approach to music selection suits Buzzsaw down to a tee. Enjoy a glimpse into DJ Diddy Wah’s record collection with these sixteen handpicked bliss bombs.
http://djdiddywah.com/

Tracklisting:
Side A
Sonny And Premiers - Flirtin’ [Joey, ‘61]
Billy Garner - Little School Girl [Mojo, ‘61]
Bobby December and the famous Renegades - Invasion [Orchestra, ‘59]
The Canjoes featuring Joe Louis Johnson - Dance The Boomerang [Dapt, ‘61]
Dennis and The Menances - Drumble [Dot, ‘60]
The Rumblers - I Don’t Need You No More [Downey, ‘62]
Eugene Blacknell and his Savonics - Jump Back [Celeste, ‘62]
Sammy Fitzhugh - I Feel Allright [Atco, ‘60]

Side B
Gabriel and The Angels - Hey! [Amy, ‘60]
Jimmy Beck and his Orc. - Arabian Blues [Zil, ‘60]
Johnny Acey - Please Don’t Go (Back To Baltimore) [Fire, ‘60]
The Egyptians - Inkster Boogie [Mah’s, ‘60]
Rex Garvin and The Mighty Cravers - Emulsified [Epic, ‘61]
Bunker Hill - Red Ridin’ Hood And The Wolf [Mala, ‘62]
Ray Vernon & The Raymen - Big City After Dark [Mala, ‘62]
Lloyd Nolen - Fun Fun [King, ‘62]

Sadaba & Gibble Gobble

Sadaba & Gibble Gobble Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol. 5+6
CD
stag-o-o85
Rel.: February 3, 2017

First time on CD! Volumes 5 +6 in our Exotic Blues & Rhythm series were released on limited edition 10” vinyl and sold out in next to no time!
Enjoy amazing and danceable tunes from the late 50s and early 60s - a handful of Popcorn dancefloor smashs, a few grinding Tittyshakers, awesome Rhythm & Blues - most of them with an exotic twist! 24 songs per disc!

Tracklisting:
01. The Clare Sisters - Cool Cool Cool 2:22
02. Earl Hooker - Apache War Dance 2:16
03. Chuck Daniels - Tiny Tim 2:08
04. Otis Blackwell & His Band - My Josephine 2:15
05. Lance Roberts - Gonna Have Myself A Ball 2:04
06. Willie Wright - Gibble, Gobble 3:01
07. Bob Calloway And The Chicks – Native 1:56
08. Sonny Day - Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt 2:17
09. Howlin’ Wolf - Wang Dang Doodle 2:22
10. Toussaint Mccall – Summertime 2:09
11. Titus Turner – Coralee 2:36
12. The Voodoos – Voodoo Walk 2:53
13. The Rhythm Kings – Exotic 2:18
14. Kenny And Moe - I Want To Love You 2:19
15. Titus Turner - Big John 2:39
16. Young Jessie - Big Chief (King Of Love) 2:29
17. Bracey Everett - Lover’s Curse 2:10
18. Johnny And The Hurricanes – Sheba 2:12
19. Johnny Williams – Sadaba 2:18
20. Little Jimmy Ray - You Need To Fall In Love 2:28
21. The Mark Five – Cleo 2:24
22. Cosmo - I’m A Little Mixed Up 2:48
23. Steve Karmen - River In My Blood 2:30
24. Otis Blackwell - Let The Daddy Hold You 2:25

Boom-A-Lay & Chug-A-Lug

Boom-A-Lay & Chug-A-Lug Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol. 7+8
CD
stag-o-o86
Rel.: February 3, 2017

First time on CD! Volumes 7+8 in our Exotic Blues & Rhythm series were released on limited edition 10” vinyl and sold out in next to no time! Enjoy amazing and danceable tunes from the late 50s and early 60s - a handful of Popcorn dancefloor smashs, a few grinding Tittyshakers, awesome Rhythm & Blues - most of them with an exotic twist! 24 songs per disc!

Tracklisting:
01. Plas Johnson & His Orchestra - Downstairs 2:03
02. Chance Halladay – 13 Women 2:14
03. Nick Anthony – My Baby's Gone 1:47
04. Nicky De Matteo – Crackin' Stone 2:05
05. David Seville – Almost Good 2:00
06. Ted Jarrett & Band – (Let's Twist) Slow And Easy 2:04
07. The Astro-Jets – Boom-A-Lay 2:30
08. Titus Turner – Hungry Man 2:35
09. Ronny Savoy – Big Hand, Little Hand 2:43
10. Malcolm Dodds – Tremble 2:27
11. Alan Arkin - 900 Miles 2:26
12. Dave Brubeck Quartet – Unsquare Dance 1:59
13. Dick D'Agostin & The Swingers - Night Walk 2:29
14. Don Carroll - You Want Nobody But Me 2:39
15. Mike Shaw - Coal Mine 2:57
16. Chance Halladay - Bury Me Deep 2:27
17. Deane Hawley - Boss Man 1:51
18. Jim Burgett - Jekyll And Hyde 2:29
19. The Viscounts - Chug-A-Lug 2:22
20. Bobby Scott - I Gotta Run Now 2:22
21. Malcolm Dodds - Laugh My Heart 2:23
22. Trini Lopez - The Search Goes On 2:48
23. Jimmy Ricks - Bad Man Of Missouri 2:23
24. Oscar Perry - Sittin' Here Crying 2:46

Gunsmoke

Gunsmoke Vol. 1
10"
stag-o-o95
Rel.: December 9, 1016

First volume in a new limited edition series on Stag-O-Lee. Limited to 666 copies and packaged in a nice 10” sleeve with hole.
This is a collection of oddball country weepers, moody rockabilly and popcorn noir from the 1950’s and early 60’s.
So turn out the lights, sit back and relax to the soundtrack from a jukebox in a ghost town... For best results: listen to after dark!

Tracklisting:
Side A.
1. Intro
2. Ray Stevens - Laughing All Over My Grave
3. Bobby Wall - Baby It's Too Much
4. Dave Gardner - Mad Witch
5. The Gatemen - The Klan
6. Selwyn Cox - His Name Is Jesus

Side B.
1. Jimmy Minor - Satan's Chauffeur
2. Ken & Carol Craig with the Lawrence Bros. Combo - Silver Coin
3. Marvin Rainwater - The Pale Faced Indian
4. Hayden Thompson - Watcha Gonna Do
5. Kip Tyler - Eternity (Surfer's Lament)
6. Juan Montego & His Habana Sound - Come Back Juanita

Slow Grind Fever

Slow Grind Fever Vol. 6
LP
stag-o-o80
Rel.: December 1, 2016

Slow Grind Fever Vol. 6 was compiled by Slow Grind Fever guest DJ Simon Laxton. Expect the best in late 50s Slow Dance!

Side A.
1. Little Jimmy Scott - Somewhere Down The Line
2. Bo Diddley – The Great Grandfather
3. Jeanette B. Washington - Medicine Man
4. Don Sargent and The Buddies - Voodoo Kiss
5. Bob Kayli - Tie Me Tight
6. Malcolm Dodds - Laugh My Heart
7. Bill Doggett – Backwoods

Side B.
1. Donnie Elbert - Wild Child
2. Eddie Jacobs - Comin’ Home
3. Lavern Baker -Tiny Tim
4. Aki - Voodoo Drums
5. Freddie and The Hitch-Hikers - Sinners
6. The Delta Rythm Boys – St. James Infirmary
7. Jon Thomas - Hard Head Pt 1

Slow Grind Fever

Slow Grind Fever Vol. 5+6
CD
stag-o-o81
Rel.: December 1, 2016

Slow Grind Fever 5+6 again combines the latest two volumes on CD with 12 page booklet.
Expect the best in late 50s Slow Dance!

Tracklisting
1. The Hollywood Flames - Let’s Talk It Over
2. Rose Hardaway - Senor Blues
3. The Marquis - Strange Is Love
4. Hillard Street With Jack Marshall’s Music – Comprende
5. Steve King & The Echelons - Satan Is Her Name
6. Johnny Burnette - Touch Me
7. Dee Clark – Fever|
8. The Night Caps - Haunted Sax
9. Birdie Green - Tremblin'
10. The Shields - Nature Boy
11. Nappy Brown With Teacho Wiltshire's Orch. - My Baby
12. Singin' Sammy Ward - Who's The Fool
13. King Coleman - Crazy Feelin'
14. April Stevens - I Want A Lip
15. Little Jimmy Scott - Somewhere Down The Line
16. Bo Diddley – The Great Grandfather
17. Jeanette B. Washington - Medicine Man
18. Don Sargent and The Buddies - Voodoo Kiss
19. Bob Kayli - Tie Me Tight
20. Malcolm Dodds - Laugh My Heart
21. Bill Doggett – Backwoods
22. Donnie Elbert - Wild Child
23. Eddie Jacobs - Comin’ Home
24. Lavern Baker - Tiny Tim
25. Aki - Voodoo Drums
26. Freddie and The Hitch-Hikers - Sinners
27. The Delta Rythm Boys – St. James Infirmary
28. Jon Thomas - Hard Head Pt 1

Jukebox Fever

Jukebox Fever Vol. 2 * 1957 / Deranged Dime-A-Disc Delights
Primal Rock ‘N’ Roll, Super Rare Rockabilly And Rambunctious R&B!

10“ + CD (5 Bonustracks)
stag-o-o79
Rel.: November 10, 2016

Second volume in a new limited edition series on Stag-O-Lee. A series of ten-inch records done chronologically by year. All featuring rare and cool 45s that might have made their way onto a dusty jukebox in the middle of nowhere.
Primal Rock ‘n’ Roll, Super Rare Rockabilly and Rambunctious R&B.
Each volume is pressed on limited edition 10” vinyl and comes with a free CD plus bonustracks for the highway cruise in your big block V8.

The United States was in crisis. Elvis Presley could only be filmed from the waste up on TV. Girls were in a state of constant perspiration and the guys were digging James Dean. On Ed Sullivan’s show, ‘The King’ gave the Bible Belt ‘Peace In The Valley’. People were confused but hoped that, in 1957, teenage music and rock ‘n’ roll was a fad that might just pass. In Liverpool no-one had cottoned onto that and the Cavern Club opened.
And, in the mysteriously super cold and suitably austere Russian empire, Sputnik 1 and 2 were launched. The cold war was gearing up and notable births in that year included Sid Vicious, The B52s’ Cindy Wilson and Siouxsie Sioux. Monkeys would soon go into space - nothing would ever be the same again.
Down on the corner in anywhere USA, the jukebox was getting stacked with vinyl that asked plenty of questions. These records threw together sounds that didn’t belong and storylines and one liners that sparked the imagination. The established acts were crossing musical barriers to get into the spotlight Jukeboxes all over the globe were being bent out of shape. Three songs could change everything… Forever.
On 1957 we are featuring rare and cool 45s that might have made their way onto a dusty jukebox in the middle of nowhere.

Tracklisting:
1.01 - Teddy (Mr. Bear) McRae With Teddy McRae And His Orchestra - Hi Fi Baby
1.02 - Junior Wells - Lovey Dovey Lovely One
1.03 - Jesse Lee Denson - Heart Of A Fool
1.04 - Vincent Maloy - In Deed I Do
1.05 - Danny Andrew - Bongo Boy
1.06 - Al Casey - Guitar Man

2.01 - Skeeter Bonn - Chained
2.02 - Ray Anderson - Living Too Fast
2.03 - Haskell May & The Sundowners - Party Line
2.04 - Roy James - Rock 'n' Roll Mama
2.05 - Teddy (Mr. Bear) McRae With Teddy McRae & His Orchestra - Hold Out Baby
2.06 - Wesley Hardin With The Roxters - Anyway

INCLUDES A CD VERSION WITH 5 BONUS CUTS
B.01 - Johnny Bond - Lay It On The Line
B.02 - Vincent Maloy - Flying Love
B.03 - Dusty Owens & His Rodeo Boys - Hey Honey
B.04 - Burt Keyes With Teddy McRae And His Orchestra - Stop Jivin' Start Drivin'
B.05 - Lee Emerson - Start All Over

Boomstix!

Boomstix! Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol. 10
10"
stag-o-o89
Rel: August 5, 2016

Two brandnew volumes in the successfull Stag-O-Lee series titled Exotic Blues & Rhythm -Enjoy amazing and danceable tunes from the late 50s and early 60s - a handful of Popcorn dancefloor smashs, a few grinding Tittyshakers, awesome Rhythm & Blues - most of them with an exotic twist!

Side A
1. David Hill - Wild Child
2. The 5 Royales - Catch That Teardrop
3. The Gay Poppers - I Want To Know
4. Guy Mitchell - Ninety-Nine Years
5. Louisiana Red - Seventh Son
6. Nellie Rutherford - Laughing At Me

Side B
1. Curley & The Jades - Boom Stix
2. Bobby Sharp - Baby Girl Of Mine
3. Ernie Washington - Lonesome Shack
4. Ruben Fort - So Good
5. Danny Owens - You’re A Little Too Late
6. Bach Yen - Johnny Hold My Hand

Shadrach

Shadrach Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol. 9
10"
stag-o-o88
Rel: August 5, 2016

Two brandnew volumes in the successfull Stag-O-Lee series titled Exotic Blues & Rhythm -Enjoy amazing and danceable tunes from the late 50s and early 60s - a handful of Popcorn dancefloor smashs, a few grinding Tittyshakers, awesome Rhythm & Blues - most of them with an exotic twist!

Side A
1. Jay Abbott - La Tanya
2. Chance Halladay - Deep Sleep
3. Johnny West - Tears Baby
4. The Ken Jones Orchestra - Hum Drum Blues
5. Merle Kilgore - Lover’s Hell
6. Oberia Martinez - Got To Think It Over

Side B
1. The Rhythm Kings - Exotic
2. Dorsey Burnette - Hard Working Man
3. Billy Duke - Timbuctu
4. The Cords - Termites
5. The Wanderers - Shadrach Meshack And Abednego
6. Little Walter - I Hate To See You Go

Automatic City

Automatic City One Batch Of Blues
10"/CD (one bonustrack)
stag-o-o90
Rel.: July 22, 2016

Engines on. “Commit a Crime”, percussion kicks in; pulses and beats issue from various instruments and objects of everyday life; cardboard, cans and bottles echo in the tape machine. Guitar riffs roar, moan and slide, saturating the old tweed amplifier’s small speaker. Singing, always soulful, swings between highs and lows, changing moods and modes, to the backbeat of an ever pounding double bass and the raw strums of acoustic guitar.
Recorded in simple live takes with a handful of microphones, Automatic City stays true to the founding fathers, to the roots of blues, the raw energy of a stripped down spontaneous sound, occasionally whisking them away on further musical explorations. An eclecticism which emerges on “God Moves On The Water” bringing in sounds of theremin, sitar, berimbau and melodica.
There once were giants, by the names of Willie Dixon, Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters and Blind Willie Johnson. They sang stories about lost and found loves, all night balls, cunning escapes and fateful encounters, churches and boozers, humanity sailing forth on a doomed ship. “People had to run and pray” though sometimes whiskey and women wouldn't let the old boys do so, but all the folks surely want them to play. All night long !

Side A.
1. Commit A Crime (Chester Burnett) (3:36)
2. She’s All Right (McKinley Morganfield) (3:18)
3. God Moves On The Water (Blind Willie Johnson) (3:23)
4. Wang Dang Doodle (Willie Dixon) (3:57)

Side B.
5. I Done Someboby Wrong (Elmore James) (2:23)
6. Can’t Be Satisfied (McKinley Morganfield) (2:23)
7. Spoonful (Willie Dixon) … (3:21)
8. You Got To Move (Fred McDowell/Gary Harding Davis) (5:40)

The CD features an acoustic version of Wang Dang Doodle as bonus track.

Fever

Fever Journey To The Center Of The Song Vol. 2
10"
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Rel: June 5, 2016

Stag-O-Lee presents a new series called Journey to the Centre of the Song, celebrating one song at a time, and it’s many guises and interpretations.
Linernotes: “I'm not sure what the first version of "Fever" I ever heard (hopefully Elvis, probably Bon Jovi) but it has become engrained into my psyche. This song is covered scores of times a year and has become album filler for tired artists trying to find that last track before the hand in date.
This belies the history of one of the most sultry song ever written. A burning, intoxicating and poisonous feeling of yearning, lust and passion that is ageless and endless. Sexy just doesn't cover it. It smoulders and breathes hot sweat on the back of your neck.
For a crash course in "Fever" check out the original Little Willie John and Peggy Lee, Elvis and the Cramps (a track I have played at the end of almost every Stay Sick clubnight since 2008). Then listen to this...
This collection tries to show the many diverse guises I have discovered lurking in the darkness. These are the versions overlooked, and often uncompiled till now.
I hope this song infects you like it has me - But what a lovely way to burn...” Chris Sick STAY SICK !!! Brighton 2016

Side A.
1. Bobby Freeman
2. Frankie Avalon
3. The Knockouts
4. Pete Bennett and the Embers
5. Little Caesar and the Romans

Side B.
1. Ray Peterson
2. Sid Cooper
3. Sam Butera and the Witnesses
4. Earl Grant
5. Medicine Men

The Excellos

The Excellos Rise Up
LP/CD
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Rel.: April 8, 2016

The Excellos........ Stompin' Rockabilly and Blues Bop played hard and dirty! The Excellos deliver a solid brand of Rockin' Blues that'd be rough, tough and hard to bluff for any other band raised this side of the pond! Gaining their name from the famous 1950's American Blues record label, they play with the authority and gusto of a blues band that grew straight out of the Mississippi mud! Hailing from good old London these guys have wowed the crowds at many Blues and Rock`n´Roll joints the world over.

Active for a good many years the line-up revolved around main man Craig Shaw (vocals, guitar, harmonica). A debut album was released in 2009 through London-based Rollin' Records. This album as well as several 7“-es cemented their reputation as one of the hardest Rockin low down dirty Rockin-Blues combos on this planet.

A new line up consisting of Craig Shaw (vocals, guitar, harp), Garry Tyrrell Lynch (drums & bass) and Jake Allen (guitar & double bass – himself being a celebrated WILD recording artist) finally recorded a bunch of tracks at Denmark Studios, Maidenhead, UK of which twelve made it onto the new album Rise Up! It took them 7 years, but it was worth the wait. Again The Excellos launch into some truly rockin’ R&B that really goes for the jugular!

Jukebox Fever

Jukebox Fever Vol. 1 * 1956 / Deranged Dime-A-Disc Delights
Primal Rock ‘N’ Roll, Super Rare Rockabilly And Rambunctious R&B!

10“ + CD (3 Bonustracks)
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Rel.: April 8, 2016

First volume in a new limited edition series on Stag-O-Lee. A series of ten-inch records done chronologically by year. All featuring rare and cool 45s that might have made their way onto a dusty jukebox in the middle of nowhere. Primal Rock ‘n’ Roll, Super Rare Rockabilly and Rambunctious R&B.
Rock ‘n’ roll had been gestating for some years. A collision of R&B, blues and hillbilly country, it spawned a monster that, in 1956 had many different heads and came in a variety of flavours. Jukeboxes all over the globe were being bent out of shape. Three songs could change everything… Forever. Compiled and annotated by Dave Henderson (Mojo, Righteous Records, etc.).
Each volume is pressed on limited edition 10” vinyl and comes with a free CD plus bonustracks for the highway cruise in your big block V8.

Tracklisting:
1.01 - Mabel King - Alabama Rock 'n' Roll
1.02 - The Willows - Don't Push Don't Pull Don't Shove
1.03 - Otis Blackwell - Let The Daddy Hold You
1.04 - Dusty Owens And Donna Darlene With The Rodeo Boys - It's Goodbye And So Long
1.05 – The Peace River Rangers (Featuring Bob Regan Guitar) - Teen Age Boogie
1.06 - Roy Moss-You’re My Big Baby Now

2.01 - Mac Curtis - If I Had Me A Woman
2.02 - Sonee West - Rock-Ola Ruby
2.03 - Donna Darlene - You're Not Doin' Me Right
2.04 - Abbie Neal And Her Ranch Girls (Vocal By Betty Brent) - I'll Take Back That Heartache
2.05 - Jimmy Nolen - The Way You Do
2.06 - Lattie Moore - Juke Box Johnnie

INCLUDES A CD VERSION WITH THREE BONUS CUTS
Boogaloo And His Gallant Crew - Talk About A Party
Lattie Moore - Pretty Woman Blues
The Creel Sisters - Stop The Clock Rock

Katanga! & Ahbe Casabe

Katanga! & Ahbe Casabe Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol. 1+2
CD
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Rel.: March 31, 2016

First time on CD! The first two volumes in our Exotic Blues & Rhythm series were released on limited edition 10” vinyl (500 copies per volume) and sold out in next to no time! Enjoy amazing and danceable tunes from the late 50s and early 60s - a handful of Popcorn dancefloor smashs, a few grinding Tittyshakers, awesome Rhythm & Blues - most of them with an exotic twist! 24 songs per disc!

Tracklisting:
01. Chaino – Ubangi Rock 2:33
02. The Scholars – Kan-Gu-Wa 1:56
03. Donald Woods & The Vel-Airs – Man From Utopia 2:56
04. Carole Bennett – Haunted Lover 2:13
05. Curtis Knight – Little Doe-Doe 2:32
06. The Electro-Tones – Ghost Train 2:18
07. Googie Rene – Big Foot 2:33
08. The Marcels – Twistin' Fever 2:07
09. Dick Jordan – I Want Her Back 2:10
10. Troy Dodds – Rise Up And Walk 2:08
11. Les Elgart – Voodoo Drums 2:33
12. The Three Suns – Volcano 2:26
13. Sandy Nelson - Chop Chop 2:20
14. Vince Everett - Don’t Go 2:00
15. Jack Hammer - Ali Ben Ghazi 2:08
16. The Sherwoods - Monkey See, Monkey Do 2:17
17. Faye Adams - Johnny Lee 2:14
18. Jannie Williams - I’ve Been True 2:48
19. Chuck Miller - Baltimore Jones 2:23
20. The Go-Rillas – I Go (King-Kong) 2:12
21. John Lee Hooker - She’s Mine 2:21
22. Marty Hill - Red Lips 2:12
23. Billy And The Moonlighters - Little Indian Girl 2:23
24. Johnnie Moore And His New Blazers – Bullfrog 2:02

Kan-Gu-Wa & Chop Chop

Kan-Gu-Wa & Chop Chop Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol. 3+4
CD
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Rel.: March 31, 2016

First time on CD! Volume 3 + 4 in our Exotic Blues & Rhythm series were released on limited edition 10” vinyl (500 copies per volume) and sold out in next to no time! Enjoy amazing and danceable tunes from the late 50s and early 60s - a handful of Popcorn dancefloor smashs, a few grinding Tittyshakers, awesome Rhythm & Blues - most of them with an exotic twist! 24 songs per disc!

Tracklisting:
01. Claus Ogerman Orchestra - Green Onions 2:27
02. Artie Barsamin & Orchestra - Nene Aman 3:06
03. Prince Conley - I’m Going Home 2:52
04. Joe Valino - Everything I Touch Turns To Gold 1:55
05. Chance Halladay - Lucky Me 2:19
06. The Chiefs – Apache 2:28
07. Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm – Katanga 2:19
08. Jimmy Rushing - Where Were You? 2:51
09. Eddie Cole & The Three Peppers – Police 2:29
10. Sonny Til And The Orioles - Hey! Little Woman 2:26
11. Emmet Davis - Woke Up This Morning 3:10
12. Classie Ballou - Classie’s Whip 2:07
13. Jack La Forge - Cleopatra Kick 2:16
14. Marti Barris - Ahbe Casabe 2:51
15. Steve Arlen - They Took John Away 2:33
16. Bruce Cloud - Lucky Is My Name 2:13
17. Dickie Thompson - Thirteen Women And One Man 2:46
18. Rene Hall And His Band – Cleo 2:11
19. Machito And His Orchestra - Asia Minor 3:13
20. Mamie Perry – Lament 1:57
21. Bill Haley And His Comets - Chick Safari 2:27
22. Lord Kitchener - Big Bamboo 2:29
23. Jamie Coe – Cleopatra 2:39
24. Kip Tyler - Shadow Street 2:34


Beat From Badsville

Beat From Badsville Vol. 4/Even MoreTrash Classics From Lux & Ivy's Vinyl Mountain
2-10"
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Rel.: February 28, 2016

Brought up on the radio shows of the legendary rock 'n' roll DJs, the moondogging Alan Freed, Mad Daddy and, later, the ghostly Ghoulardi, it was hardly surprising that The Cramps' Lux Interior and Poison Ivy began trawling the thrift stores for juvenile delinquent tunes, lip curling bad boy rock 'n' roll, strange exotica, bizarre novelty 45s, dysfunctional doo wop, psychedelic weirdness and instrumentals made by madmen. In America in the 1950s and 1960s there seemed to be small town versions of such vinyl madness everywhere that, by the 1970s were remaindered and to the majority of people unwanted. To the fledgling Cramps this was nothing short of heaven.
The duo filled their house with novelty memorabilia, schlock horror furniture and a record collection to die for. Lux eventually gravitated to his own Purple Knif Radio show and the Cramps delivered their versions of some of the stuff they'd found. The duo name-checked many a 45 along the way and seeking them out and sampling their eccentricities is nothing short of mind blowing.
This 24-track collection positively effervesces with eccentricity. Again the vinyl only double-10“ is divided into 4 themes: „The Rock`n´Rollers“, „New Dance Trend“, „Instrumentals“ and „The Mad Daddies“.
Every track pirouettes dangerously and at times hap hazardly around the expected. These are songs for strange times by what can definitely be considered strange people. Gems and nuggets that sparkle even more bright in today's manufactured music maelstrom.
The population of Badsville welcomes you aboard.

Tracklisting:

Side 1. * The Rock`n´Rollers
1. Gary Link & The Rock-A-Fellas - Rhythm Rock
2. Buddy Starr & The Starliners - Hold It
3. The Saints - Call My Name
4. Jamie Coe - Summertime
5. Bo Toliver & His Timers - Begging
6. Dossie Thunderbird Terry - Fool Mule

Side 2. * New Dance Trend
1. The Vocaleers - The Cootie Snap
2. Celestine - Shake, Baby, Shake
3. Young Jessie - Shuffle In The Gravel
4. Creel Sisters - Stop The Clock Rock
5. The Phaetons - Fling
6. Burt Keyes With Teddy McRae & His Orchestra - Stop Jivin' Start Drivin'

Side 3. * Instrumentals
1. The Dawnbeats - Midnight Express
2. The Stereos - Hot Rod
3. The Ramblers - Devil Train
4. The Storms - Tarantula
5. The Ramblers - Rambling
6. The Renegades - Charge

Side 4. * The Mad Daddies
1. Nightmares Jimmie Maddin Orchestra - (Oooh I'm Scared) Of The Horrors Of The Black Museum
2. Don Johnston - The Whipmaster
3. Jivin' Gene And The Jokers - Up... Up... And Away
4. Freddy Montell - (Ooey Gooey) Green Cheese
5. Terry Corin And Her Boyfriends - Sick! Sick! Sick!
6. Mr. Undertaker - Here Lies My Love


Beat From Badsville

Beat From Badsville Vol. 3/Trash Classics From Lux & Ivy's Vinyl Mountain
CD
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Rel.: February 2, 2016

CD version of double-10".

Roy Thompson & The Mellow Kings

Roy Thompson & The Mellow Kings 20 Days
LP/CD
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Rel.: February 1, 2016

Roy Thompson & The Mellow Kings
is a Rockin’ Rhythm & Blues band from France. The six musicians are all experienced veterans from the Rockin' Scene and well versed in roots, blues and rock'n'roll .

After several years in Canada, where in 2003 Roy Thompson set up a band called Roy Thompson & His Royal Acadians and some tours in Canada, USA and Europe Roy decided to go back to Europe in 2005 and founded The Mellow Kings in 2010. Their influences range from Blues to Rhythm & Blues, from Swing to Rockin' 50's/early 60's sounds. Songs by artists such as Ike Turner, Ray Charles, T-Bone Walker, Larry Williams, Little Richard, Young Jessie, Junior Watson, Bobby Blue Bland and the Memphis sound, Freddie King, Johnny Otis, Guitar Junior and the Louisiana Style are in the Mellow Kings' live repertoire as well as many self-penned tunes.

In 2012 they released their first album Back On Tracks which was released by Sleazy Records out of Spain. Promoting that album they played all the big festivals such as the Rockin’ Race in Spain, Rhythm Riot in England, Live & Jive Festival in Sweden, Cahors Blues Festival in France, Rock n Roll Festival in Disneyland Paris, Tremblay Blues in Paris, American Festival in Tours, the Rockin’ Horse Festival in Limoges, Blues en Loire in France, the Moondogs Festival and the Summer Jamboree in Italy, Let’s Get Wild Festival in Germany and The Firebirds Festival in Leipzig and gigs in Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Germany, England, Sweden and Spain... a huge tour in Europe backing up Gizzelle, the California Soul Diva from Los Angeles, in November 2013, July 2014 and August 2015 + Turnhout Festival in Belgium, Vintage Roots Festival in Milano, Festi Jump Blues in France, and Get Rhythm Go Wild in Germany. You get the idea...

In the meantime new recordings were made which have just been released on German based Stag-O-Lee. The title of the album is 20 Days and it features tunes by Mike Pedicin, Little Richard, Bobby Bland, Aaron Neville, Otis Blackwell as well as a number of band compositions. In general the sound of the new album could be filed under New Breed – a kinda new genre that defines the music made between the late 50s and early 60s when Rhythm & Blues slowly morphed into Soul.

It is a rockin' record with lots of sizzlin' guitars, great piano work and a powerful sax! The band's masterpiece so far. Go check it out!

Jungle Jive

Jungle Jive Voodoo Exotica Jungle Swing
10“
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Rel.: December 1, 2015

Inspired by the call of the wild and the primitive beat, from the deepest jungle to the far-off Orient... This collection of voodoo exotica comes from the vaults of Swingin’ Dick’s 78 Social. Renown the world over as “The Original Gramophone Operative”, Swingin’ Dick shares his collection of shellac shaking phonographic 78rpm records for your edification. Join the enigmatic Dick as he spins his unique brand of Jungle Swing & Tribal Rhythms, 10 inches at a time!
Many of these sides are either unissued promo pressings or see their first inclusion on compilation here. Recorded directly from their battered 78 platters and remastered for your aural satisfaction, it’s time to embrace the hiss and crackle of authentic Swing records from the Thirties and Forties.
With jazz hotter than the Tropics, packed with the essence of both The Rhythm & The Blues, these tunes will have you swingin’ and swayin’ till you start sweatin’ !
The Sleeve is inspired by the vintage Schellack covers.

Side A
1. Oasis - Joe Loss & His Orchestra
2. Jungle Night in Harlem - Duke Ellington and His Cotton Club Orch.
3. Jungle Boogie - The Bobby True Trio
4. Keb-Lah - Juan Tizol & His Orchestra
5. The Big Noise From Winnetka - Bob Crosby’s Bob Cats

Side B
1. Jungle Fever - The Mills Brothers
2. Jungle Drums - Sidney Bechet
3. Jungle Jive - Miff Ferrie & His Ferrymen
4. Comanche War Dance - Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra
5. Jingle of the Jungle -Ambrose & His Orchestra


Slow Grind Fever

Slow Grind Fever Vol. 5
LP
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Rel.: December 1, 2015

Welcome once more to Slow Grind Fever, the soundtrack to Melbourne’s smokiest slow dance party, where we play moody mid-century slow burners for the indolent and the aroused. If you’re ever in town on the last Saturday of the month, do come visit us. Listening to the albums is nice, but when you’re up there all wrapped up in the smoke and the smells and the sizzle of the records, there’s nothing quite like it.
Slow Grind Fever Vol. 5 was again compiled by SGF mastermind Richie1250 from Melbourne with sharing sides with his DJ sidekick Pierre Baroni. Expect the best in Slow Dance!

Side A / Side Richie
1. The Hollywood Flames - Let’s Talk It Over
2. Rose Hardaway - Senor Blues
3. The Marquis - Strange Is Love
4. Hillard Street With Jack Marshall’s Music - Comprende
5. Steve King & The Echelons - Satan Is Her Name
6. Johnny Burnette - Touch Me
7. Dee Clark - Fever

Side B / Side Pierre
1. The Night Caps - Haunted Sax
2. Birdie Green - Tremblin'
3. The Shields - Nature Boy
4. Nappy Brown With Teacho Wiltshire's Orch. - My Baby
5. Singin' Sammy Ward - Who's The Fool
6. King Coleman - Crazy Feelin'
7. April Stevens - I Want A Lip

Earl Zinger & Don Rogall

Earl Zinger & Don Rogall In The Backroom
CD
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Rel.: May 5, 2015

Compilation of the track from the two limited 10"-es plus three extras. Packaged in a nice digipak.

Deep down from the swamp delta of Berlin, D.C., and straight outta Gin Lane, Londinium: The feral stepsons of carpet dealers and long forgotten record sellers, Don Rogall and Earl Zinger, with their long awaited debut on the probably best label of the western hemisphere (well, now it is).
The music? Rock´n Blues, dealing with some nasty boogie, jive and ingredients of exotic origin - a new breed of juke joint anthems.

Marcel Bontempi

Marcel Bontempi Witches, Spiders, Frogs & Holes/Demos And Recordings 2009-2014
LP+7"/CD
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Rel: May 5, 2015

The Wizard Of Rhythm makes his Stag-O-Lee comeback with a collection of 21 amazing tunes – 14 taken from his various 7“-releases on Witchcraft, Sleazy, Stag-O-Lee, Migraine and Squoodge (which are mostly sold-out) and 7 tunes previously unreleased!!!!

The vinyl version comes as LP plus 7“ packaged in a nice gatefold-sleeve while the CD will feature a digipak with 16-page booklet. Both will have extensive liner notes and track-by-track info by Darren Ross, as well as lots of photos, 7“-covers and memorabilia. Artwork by Mr. Bontempi himself, of course.

Taboo

Taboo Journey To The Center Of The Song
10"
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Rel: May 5, 2015

Presenting a new series called Journey To The Centre Of The Song, celebrating one song at a time, and it’s many guises and interpretations.

In this case the classic Tabu - written by Margarita Lecuona (also responsible for Babalu, a classic as well). She was a cousin of the famous Cuban composer and pianist Ernesto Lecuona. Tabú (also recorded as Tabou, Tabu, and Taboo) is a jazz and popular music standard which was first recorded by Cuarteto Machin in 1934 and later made popular by The Lecuona Cuban Boys and others.

The afore mentioned guises and interpretations span genres from Charles Blackwell’s upbeat surf’strumental shaker to the brassy exotic tones of Tito Rivera, from the cumbian island sounds of Cyril Diaz to Sylvie Mora’s silky smooth popcorn rendition. Completing the record with Arthur Lyman’s crazy voodoo lounge version that evokes visions of palm trees and sun-drenched white sand.

9 versions in total on a great 10“ - vinyl only.

Earl Zinger & Don Rogall

Earl Zinger & Don Rogall Vol. 2
10"
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Rel: March 5, 2015

Second of two 10"-es. Deep down from the swamp delta of Berlin, D.C., and straight outta Gin Lane, Londinium: The feral stepsons of carpet dealers and long forgotten record sellers, Don Rogall and Earl Zinger, with their long awaited debut on the probably best label of the western hemisphere (well, now it is).
The music? Rock´n Blues, dealing with some nasty boogie, jive and ingredients of exotic origin - a new breed of juke joint anthems.

Slow Grind Fever

Slow Grind Fever Vol. 4
LP
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Rel: March, 2015

Slow Grind Fever Vol. 4 was compiled by DJ Diddy Wah from London. Insider know him from his Diddywah Blog, his radio show and from constantly DJ-ing in London hosting his own nights like Heavy Sugar, Get Rhythm and others. Expect the best in late 50s Slow Dance!

Side A.
1. Jay Hawkins - Well, I Tried
2. Yvonne Fair & James Brown Band - If I Knew
3. Nappy Brown - The Right Time
4. Bobby Peterson Quintet - One Day
5. Big Daddy and His Boys - Bacon Fat
6. Roy Brown - Slow Down Little Eva
7. Varetta Dillard - So Many Ways
8. John Greer and his Combo - Night Crawlin'

Side B.
1. Duane Eddy - Stalkin'
2. Howlin' Wolf - Going Down Slow
3. Elmore James - Anna Lee
4. The Jaguars - Roundabout
5. Yvonne Baker and the Sensations - Eyes
6. The Stone Crushers - Crawfish
7. Cozy Cole - Bad
8. El Pauling and The Royalton - Now Baby Don't Do It

Chug-A-Lug

Chug-A-Lug Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol. 8
10"
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Rel: February 24, 2015

Two brandnew volumes (Boom-A-Lay + Chug-A-Lug) in the successfull Stag-O-Lee series titled Exotic Blues & Rhythm. Vol. 1-4 were sold out in next to no time! Vol. 5 (Gibble Gobble) and Vol. 6 (Sadaba) still available (last copies though).

Enjoy amazing and danceable tunes from the late 50s and early 60s - a handful of Popcorn dancefloor smashs, a few grinding Tittyshakers, awesome Rhythm & Blues - most of them with an exotic twist! 12 songs each on nice 10” vinyl (only)!

Side A
1. Dick D'Agostin & The Swingers - Night Walk
2. Don Carroll - You Want Nobody But Me
3. Mike Shaw - Coal Mine
4. Chance Halladay - Bury Me Deep
5. Deane Hawley - Boss Man
6. Jim Burgett - Jekyll And Hyde

Side B
1. The Viscounts - Chug-A-Lug
2. Bobby Scott - I Gotta Run Now
3. Malcolm Dodds - Laugh My Heart
4. Trini Lopez - The Search Goes On
5. Jimmy Ricks - Bad Man Of Missouri
6. Oscar Perry - Sittin' Here Crying

Boom-A-Lay

Boom-A-Lay Exotic Blues & Rhythm Vol. 7
10"
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Rel: February 24, 2015

Two brandnew volumes (Boom-A-Lay + Chug-A-Lug) in the successfull Stag-O-Lee series titled Exotic Blues & Rhythm. Vol. 1-4 were sold out in next to no time! Vol. 5 (Gibble Gobble) and Vol. 6 (Sadaba) still available (last copies though).
Enjoy amazing and danceable tunes from the late 50s and early 60s - a handful of Popcorn dancefloor smashs, a few grinding Tittyshakers, awesome Rhythm & Blues - most of them with an exotic twist! 12 songs each on nice 10” vinyl (only)!

Side A
1. Plas Johnson & His Orchestra - Downstairs
2. Chance Halladay - 13 Women
3. Nick Anthony - My Baby's Gone
4. Nicky De Matteo - Crackin' Stone
5. David Seville - Almost Good
6. Ted Jarrett & Band - (let's Twist) Slow And Easy

Side B
1. The Astro-Jets - Boom-A-Lay
2. Titus Turner - Hungry Man
3. Ronny Savoy - Big Hand, Little Hand
4. Malcom Dodds - Tremble
5. Alan Arkin - 900 Miles
6. Dave Brubeck Quartet - Unsquare Dance

Slow Grind Fever

Slow Grind Fever Vol. 3+4
CD
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Rel: February 24, 2015

Slow Grind Fever 3+4 again combines the latest two volumes (compiled by Richie 1250 und DJ Diddywah respectively) on CD with 12 page booklet. Expect the best in late 50s Slow Dance!

Tracklisting.
1. The Notes - Cha Jezebel
2. The El Torros - Yellow Hand
3. Eddie Cooley & The Dimples – Driftwood
4. Isley Brothers with Ray Ellis & Orchestra - Teach Me How To Shimmy
5. Donna Dee - Nobody's Gonna Hurt You
6. Charlie Williams - Playin Guitar And Missin You
7. Henry Thome - Wolf Bait
8. Bob Lee - Wanted For Questioning
9. Little Willie John - Young Girl
10. Elizabeth Waldo - Balsa Boat
11. Bobby Rebel - Valley Of Tears
12. Jessie Hill - My Love
13. The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You
14. Jimmy Scott - Home 2:56
15. Jay Hawkins - Well, I Tried
16. Yvonne Fair & James Brown Band - If I Knew
17. Nappy Brown - The Right Time
18. Bobby Peterson Quintet - One Day
19. Big Daddy and His Boys - Bacon Fat
20. Roy Brown - Slow Down Little Eva
21. Varetta Dillard - So Many Ways
22. John Greer and his Combo - Night Crawlin'
23. Duane Eddy – Stalkin'
24. Howlin' Wolf - Going Down Slow
25. Elmore James - Anna Lee
26. The Jaguars – Roundabout
27. Yvonne Baker and the Sensations - Eyes
28. The Stone Crushers – Crawfish
29. Cozy Cole - Bad
30. El Pauling and The Royalton - Now Baby Don't Do It

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Grits'n Gravy

Grits'n Gravy Second Shot
LP/CD
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Rel: November 20, 2014

14 months after their debut release German duo Grits`n Gravy return with Second Shot - their second album (you guessed it). Grits’n Gravy still consists of drummer/singer Mighty Mike OMB of Voodoo Rhythm recording artists The Juke Joint Pimps and Cat Lee King - a young and skinny piano player with a big voice. No idea where he gets it from, but he has the soul of Ray Charles and the mean attack of Bunker Hill.

The guys spent two days in the studio to lay down 12 tracks of which 10 made the final cut. Musically Grits'n Gravy still stand for 50s Rock`n´Roll, raw Rhythm`n´Blues and early Soul. While their first release mainly consisted of cover tunes this time the duo has written seven originals which are padded by their interpretations of sides like Tell A Whale Of A Tale (Wynonie Harris), Act Right (Wynona Carr) and an inspired re-working of I Put A Spell On You (Screamin' Jay Hawkins).

In order to broaden the sonic palette Mike and Cat invited a few friends to add double-bass, guitar and saxophones (two guys from Ray Collins Hot Club) on selected tracks.

Tracklisting
Side One:

1. Juke Joint (Michael Wagener)
2. Whiskey (Cat Lee King)
3. I'm Gonna Leave You (Michael Wagener)
4. Act Right (Wynona Carr)
5. Lovely Laurie Dana (Cat Lee King)

Side Two:
1. Mud Knife Man (Cat Lee King)
2. Busy Girl (Cat Lee King)
3. Tell A Whale Of A Tale (William Henry Miller; Billy Dawn Smith)
4. Sweet Sandy Lee (Cat Lee King)
5. I Put A Spell On You (Jay Hawkins)

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Slow Grind Fever

Slow Grind Fever Vol. 3
LP
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Rel: November 20, 2014

Being a part time dj whose fave musical period is the decade between 1953 and 1963 one can dig forever in a bottomless pit of great danceable uptempo tunes. Even after years and years of bringing new and exciting tunes to light there still are new finds every day who fill the dancefloors around the world for fans young and old.
We're talking Rhythm`n´Blues and the phase in the early 60s when it morphed into Soul (now called New Breed), as well as the genre that nowadays is labeled Popcorn – a midtempo style with a high groove-factor that was created in Belgium (of all places).
Of course, when filling the box for a dj night one selects the fast and highly danceable stuff and maybe a few slower tunes to send people home in the morning.
The Slow Grind Fever series was created after stumbling over a clubnight in Australia via the internet: „Melbourne's only slow dance party, where they play the slowest, spookiest, sweetest records they can find, and folks dance real slow in a haze of smoke and dim red light.“
Well, what a concept! The Soundcloud-mixes the three dj's posted pretty quickly convinced the Stag-O-Lee chief that this is very exciting and after a few mails with the guys who run the Melbourne night the Slow Grind Fever series was born.

Tracklisting
Side One:

1. The Notes - Cha Jezebel 2:54
2. The El Torros - Yellow Hand 2:18
3. Eddie Cooley & The Dimples - Driftwood 2:49
4. Isley Brothers with Ray Ellis & Orchestra - Teach Me How To Shimmy 2:29
5. Donna Dee - Nobody's Gonna Hurt You 2:27
6. Charlie Williams - Playin Guitar And Missin You 2:23
7. Henry Thome - Wolf Bait 2:38

Side Two:
1. Bob Lee - Wanted For Questioning 2:22
2. Little Willie John - Young Girl 2:53
3. Elizabeth Waldo - Balsa Boat 3:05
4. Bobby Rebel - Valley Of Tears 2:28
5. Jessie Hill - My Love 2:42
6. The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You 3:21
7. Jimmy Scott - Home 2:56

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Music From Planet Earth

Music From Planet Earth Vol. 2 / Aliens, Teenie Weenie Men, Moonbeams and the Gayway To Heaven
10"
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Rel: November 10, 2014

Second in a series of three 10”-es!
Each 10” comes with a signed & numbered 24 x 24 cm screenprint of the front cover drawn by well-known artist Marcel Bontempi!

It’s a perennial starting point for conspiracy theories, the perfect excuse for lost homework or any kind of irrational behavior. Alien intervention solves everything. Things from other planets are a sustainable reason to many unanswerable questions and, across the music industry in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, in the wake of a slew of space-based exploitation movies, a series of 45s and suitably unearthly concept albums emerged to capitalize on this burgeoning, bizarre and mysterious idea.

Everyone was viewing far off planets with wonder, amazement and the occasional well-directed sound effect. No-one really knew what aliens could do, so the potential for music to accompany whatever they did was limitless.

Over 50 years after these sides were released in a fit of futuristic creativity, we’re still asking about the potential of water on Mars, puzzling of the rings of Saturn and wondering if anything really did happen at Roswell. “Aliens stole my dog” screams the headline in the National Enquirer. Of course they did.

Dave Henderson, MOJO magazine, 2014

Tracklisting
Side One:

01 - Master Control
02 - Cees & His Skyliners - Rocking To Telstar
03 - Kenny Hollywood - Magic Star
04 - Unknown Enemy
05 - Danny Wheeler - Teenie Weenie Man
06 - Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman - Mist O' The Moon
07 - Carl & The Spindletoppers - Hey Moon

Side Two:
01 - Russ Garcia - Into Space
02 - Joe & Rose Lee Maphis – Moonshot
03 - Rusty Wellington - Rocking Chair On The Moon
04 - Attilio Mineo - Gayway To Heaven
05 - Jean-Jacques Perrey - The Alien Planet
06 - Sun Ra - Solar Symbols

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Caribbean Audio Odyssey

Caribbean Audio Odyssey Vol. 1
10"
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Rel: November 10, 2014

Caribbean Audio Odyssey is a reflection of Stag-O-Lee’s love for early Jamaican music. When one traces back the roots of SKA to the early sound systems and Mento it needs not genius to discover Calypso! Here’s 10 little jewels from the 50s - recorded in Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago and Bermuda. If you don’t enjoy ‘em, consult a doctor!

“CALYPSO, the infectious rhythms and melodies of the Caribbean area originated in Trinidad. It is really the musical expression of the Afro-West-Indian population. There are various explanations for the origin of the word “Calypso”, but it is most likely that it stems from the African word “Kaiso”, which means BRAVO. The lyrics (in a dialectic English) and the melody are usually made up at the spur of the moment. The words very often have a double meaning. The topic is sex, but frequently deals with current events of social and political happenings. The rhythms are enticing and therefore popular for dancing.” (Linernotes)
Calypso in the Caribbean includes a range of genres, including: the Benna genre of Antiguan and Barbudan music; Mento, a style of Jamaican folk music that greatly influenced ska and reggae; Ska, the precursor to rocksteady and reggae; Spouge, a style of Barbadian popular music; Cadence-lypso, which mixed calypso with the cadence rampa of Haiti and Dominican traditional music; and soca music, a style of Kaiso/calypso, with influences from Cadencelypso, Soul, Funk and Indian musical instruments.

Side A.
Marie Bryant - Don’t Touch Me Tomato
Lord Kitchener - Muriel And The Bug
Orchestral Overtures - Me Ting Is Mine
Duke Of Iron - Big Bamboo
Count Owen & His Calypsonians - Hoola Hoop Calypso

Side B.
Blind Blake - Gin And Coconut Water
The Charmer - Is She Is, Or Is She Ain’t
The Talbot Brothers - You Can’t Tell The Old From The Young
Wilmoth Houdini - Bobby Sox Idol (Frank Sinatra)
Small Island Pride - Whey You Want To Touch It For

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Earl Zinger & Don Rogall

Earl Zinger & Don Rogall Vol. 1
10"
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Rel: October 10, 2014

The first of two limited 10"-es - a second 10" will follow soon, as well as a CD with the tracks from both 10"-es plus three bonuscuts.

Deep down from the swamp delta of Berlin, D.C., and straight outta Gin Lane, Londinium: The feral stepsons of carpet dealers and long forgotten record sellers, Don Rogall and Earl Zinger, with their long awaited debut on the probably best label of the western hemisphere (well, now it is).
The music? Rock´n Blues, dealing with some nasty boogie, jive and ingredients of exotic origin - a new breed of juke joint anthems.

Earl Zinger is a London based cult hero (Galliano etc.) and Don Rogall lives in Berlin. He is a musician, but also a well-known DJ with a Bassy residence amongst others.

Tracklisting:
A1. Gabba Gabba Hey
A2. Game Of Bad Jacks
A3. Funky Butt
B1. Baby Gone
B2. Backroom

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Tav Falco's Wonderful World Of Musical And Exotic Obscurities

Tav Falco's Wonderful World Of Musical And Exotic Obscurities Various Artists
2-LP/CD
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Rel: September 26, 2014

Tav Falco, the Memphis legend (of Panther Burns fame) compiled 25 of his favourite tunes from 50s rockabilly to tangos, valtzes & quite a bunch of other wonderful obscurities. Songs he loves, songs he covered with Panther Burns, songs that influenced him. Thus shedding much light upon the music that incessantly ignites Falco's muse.

This is a wild and wonderful ride. A Back To Mine-style compilation that will open your ears.

Double vinyl comes in a nice gatefold sleeve with extensive liner notes by the maestro himself. CD comes with 20-page booklet.

Tracklisting:
Side 1.

1. The Johnny Burnette Trio - Train Kept-A-Rollin' 2:15
2. Don Willis - Warrior Sam 2:39
3. Bobby Lee Trammell - It’s All Your Fault 2:31
4. Allen Page - She's The One That's Got It 2:13
5. Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup - I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole 3:17
6. Jimmy Lloyd - Where The Rio De Rosa Flows 2:31
7. Benny Joy - I'm Doubtful Of Your Love 3:42

Side 2.
1. Alexander Princes – Donauwellen 2:14
2. Bachicha Bianco - La Cumparsita 2:39
3. Anton Karas - Harry Lime Theme 2:12
4. Los Indios Tacunau - Romance Del Barrio 2:38
5. Carlos Di Sarli - A La Gran Muneca 2:44
6. Orchestra Juan D'Arienzo - Milonga Vieja 3:10
7. Osvaldo Pugliese - Desde El Alma 2:57

Side 3.
1. Elmore James - The Sky Is Crying 2:46
2. Bobby Blue Bland – Who Will The Next Fool Be 2:27
3. Chet Baker – I’m A Fool To Want You 8:36
4. Fred Buscaglione - Guarda De Luna 2:20
5. Martin Denny - Quiet Village 3:40

Side 4.
1. Dion & The Belmonts - (I Was) Born To Cry 2:26
2. Shorty Rogers - Hot Blood 3:18
3. Tav Falco Panther Burns - Sweet Lotus Blossom 3:23
4. Charlie Feathers - Jungle Fever 3:48
5. Alex Chilton – Bangkok 1:56
6. Tav Falco Panther Burns - Real Cool Trash 5:53

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Legendary Shack Shakers

Legendary Shack Shakers Agri.Dustrial
LP
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Rel: September 20, 2014

Right in time for their reunion Stag-O-Lee releases Agri.Dustrial on vinyl for the first time. The album features a new track, a new running order and a proper vinyl remastering.

A roots rock juggernaut from Nashville, TN, the Legendary Shack Shakers are a hot-rodded foursome combining blues, rockabilly, country, and rock & roll into one manic assemblage boasting all the gloriously explosive instability of an M-80. Fronted by the manic JD Wilkes, who when not busy with music (he also leads the Dirt Daubers) is also known as a visual artist, publishing comic books and creating elaborate "carnival art" murals on discarded roll-up projection screens.

The Legendary Shack Shakers existed from 2000 until 2010 with Agri.Dustrial being their last release. On this record we hear new guitarist Duane Denison (Hank III, Jesus Lizard), who plays with the enthusiastic power of his predecessors, while new drummer Brett Whitacre drives his kit like it's a semi full of dynamite rolling down a steep hill with no brakes. Singer Colonel JD Wilkes matches the mania of his bandmates, and with longtime bass man Mark Roberts in tow, they deliver a disc packed with sizzling slabs of rock mayhem. This is one sweet and evil ride.

The Legendary Shack Shakers play like their lives depend on wringing the maximum force out of every note. Agri.Dustrial - already a timeless classic.

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Higher Ground

Higher Ground Vol. 1
10"
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Rel: August 25, 2014

Eight wild R&B/Gospel-tunes from the late 50s/early 60s compiled by Duke Jens-O-Matic of Jim Jam Gems fame. Comes in a generic brown 10“ cover (with hole) with a screenprint in gold (so what you see here in black is actually in gold) on the front. Numbered and limited to 500 copies.

Side A.
1. The Voices Of Jordon – It's Getting Late
2. Juanita Johnson & The Gospel Tones – There Is A God Somewhere
3. The Blind Boys Of Alabama – Satisfied With My Jesus
4. Sister Wynona Carr – The Ball Game

Side B.
1. The Happyland Singers – Here Am I
2. The Chosen Gospel Singers – Stay With Me Jesus
3. The Gospelaires - C'Mon
4. The Swan Silvertones – End Of My Journey

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Mighty Mike OMB

Mighty Mike OMB The Blues Of...
7"
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Rel: July 10, 2014

Mighty Mike, drummer/singer in Voodoo Rhythm band Juke Joint Pimps and drummer and part-time singer in Stag-O-Lee duo Grits'N Gravy also plays as one man band. He went into a studio to record 8 tunes playing drums, guitar, harp and singing simultaneously. Stag-O-Lee selected 4 tunes for this raw 7"-ep.

Tracklisting:
A1. Never Make Your Move Too Soon
A2. I Wish You Would
B1. I Ain't Got You
B2. Eat For Me

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Savage Rhythm

Savage Rhythm Swingin' Dance Floor Sounds To Blow Your Top
2-LP/CD
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Rel: July 10, 2014

New musical styles don't appear over night. Rock and Roll didn't explode out of a vacuum and Elvis wasn't the Big Bang (more like the start of rapid inflationary expansion). Before Elvis, there was a massively diverse R&B scene in the States, which today's record buyer is currently enjoying the discovery of through a wealth of compilations and reissue 7s. In turn, this music was a development of the sound that came before it, with many of the key players having been instrumental in the swing bands of the 30s and early 40s.

Savage Rhythm is a compilation of this fantastic music, documenting the direct lineage from the Jazz and Swing of the 30s through to a more R&B-ready sound of the early 40s, signposting the way ahead for what was to become Jump Blues and eventually Rock and Roll. Compiled by Brighton (UK) DJ, music lover and vinyl junkie Shamblin Sexton, Savage Rhythm is put together to make the party swing hard. As much a ticket to the good times as a history lesson, Savage Rhythm delivers both with urbane style and swagger.

The double vinyl is packaged in a gatefold sleeve with liner notes (on printed innersleeves) by Shamblin Sexton 180 gramm vinyl, too. The CD comes with a 24-page booklet. With original artwork by graphic designer Chris Sick, this compilation will be a must-have for the vintage kids & R&B heads, as well as the electro-swing DJs and club-goers. Savage Rhythm swings a hefty punch of serious, quality music that is as vibrant and essentially vital today as it was 75 years ago.

Tracklisting:
01. Louis Prima and his New Orleans Gang - House Rent Party Day
02. Duke Ellington Orchestra - It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
03. Count Basie & His Orchestra - Sent For You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today)
04. Tiny Bradshaw & His Orchestra - Shout, Sister Shout
05. Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra – Stratosphere
06. Cab Calloway & His Orchestra - Savage Rhythm
07. Gene Krupa & His Orchestra - Drum Boogie
08. Artie Shaw & His Gramercy Five - Special Delivery Stomp
09. Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra - Loose Lid Special
10. Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra - Redskin Rhumba
11. Benny Goodman & His Orchestra - Roll 'Em
12. Bob Crosby & His Ochestra - Diga Diga Doo (Parts 1 & 2)
13. Artie Shaw & His Orchestra - Traffic Jam
14. Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra - Zig Zag
15. Jimmie Lunceford & His Orchestra - Lunceford Special
16. Bud Freeman & His Summa Cum Laude Orchestra - The Eel
17. Coleman Hawkins & His Orchestra - Rocky Comfort
18. Big Sid Catlett's Band - I Never Knew
19. Gene Krupa & His Orchestra - I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
20. Slim Gillard - Chicken Rhythm
21. Will Bradley Orchestra - Beat Me Daddy
22. Harry James & His Orchestra - Back Beat Boogie
23. Earl Hines - Ridin’ & Jivin’
24. Hot Lips Page & His Orchestra - They Raided The Joint

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Slow Grind Fever

Slow Grind Fever Vol. 2
LP
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Rel: July 7, 2014

Being a part time dj whose fave musical period is the decade between 1953 and 1963 one can dig forever in a bottomless pit of great danceable uptempo tunes. Even after years and years of bringing new and exciting tunes to light there still are new finds every day who fill the dancefloors around the world for fans young and old. We're talking Rhythm`n´Blues and the phase in the early 60s when it morphed into Soul (now called New Breed), as well as the genre that nowadays is labeled Popcorn – a midtempo style with a high groove-factor that was created in Belgium (of all places). Of course, when filling the box for a dj night one selects the fast and highly danceable stuff and maybe a few slower tunes to send people home in the morning.

The Slow Grind Fever series was created after stumbling over a clubnight in Australia via the internet: „Melbourne's only slow dance party, where they play the slowest, spookiest, sweetest records they can find, and folks dance real slow in a haze of smoke and dim red light.“ Well, what a concept! The Soundcloud-mixes the three dj's posted pretty quickly convinced the Stag-O-Lee chief that this is very exciting and after a few mails with the guys who run the Melbourne night the Slow Grind Fever series was born. Long may it run...

There will be two limited edition LPs with 14-16 tracks each, released within 6 weeks. Once the second volume is released there will also be a CD version will all tracks of both vinyl volumes – 30 tracks and 79:30 minutes in case of Vol. 1+2.

Vol. 2 was compiled by Richie1250, the founder of the Melbourne based Slow Grind Fever night!

Check out www.slowgrindfever.com !

Tracklisting

Side 1.
1. Bobby Beck – Swinging On A Chandelier 2:30
2. Barbara McNair - He's A King 2:35
3. Helen Grayco – Lilly's Lament (Cell 29) 2:30
4. Sylvie Mora – Taboo 2:19
5. Nina Simone - The Gal From Joe's 2:09
6. Big Maybelle - Rain Down Rain 3:04
7. Scatman Crothers - Dead Man's Blues 3:09

Side 2.
1. Lorrie Collins - Another Man Done Gone 2:55
2. Larry O'Keefe – Lover's Dream 2:38
3. Johnny Carroll - Bandstand Doll 2:08
4. Dick Penner - Cindy Lou 2:14
5. Santo & Johnny – Summertime 2:44
6. Lee Hazlewood With Duane Eddy And His Orchestra - The Girl On Death Row 2:48
7. Eddie Miller And His Band - Ghost Town 3:16

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Slow Grind Fever

Slow Grind Fever Vol. 1+2
CD
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Rel: July 1, 2014

The first CD version of our Slow Grind Fever series. It compiles the 16 tracks of Vol. 1 (on 12" vinyl) as well as the 14 tracks of Vol. 2.
Vol. 1 was compiled by Chris Sick Moore (Brighton) and R-man (Stag-O-Lee). Vol. 2 was selected by Richie1250, the mastermind of the Melbourne based Slow Grind Fever night. The CD has all 30 tracks and comes with a 16 page booklet and track-by-track-notes.

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Beat From Badsville

Beat From Badsville Vol. 2
CD
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Rel: June 15, 2014

Now that the vinyl is sold out we offer the CD version in a nice digisleeve. Compiled by D ave Henderson (Mojo) this 24-track comp is divided into four themes with 6 songs per theme. Those are Spooky Doo Wops And Insane Harmonies (The Kuf-Linx, The Symbols, The Revels...), Angry Babes Getting Even (Wanda Jackson, Little Sylvia, Bella Lee…), Rumbling Rhythms And Wildcat Whistling (The Rialtos, Terry Snyder, The Lifeguards…) and Chickens And Other Party Animals (Homer Denison Jr., The Five Stars, Ron Haycock And The Boppers…).

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Slow Grind Fever

Slow Grind Fever Vol. 1
LP
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Rel: May 15, 2014

Being a part time dj whose fave musical period is the decade between 1953 and 1963 one can dig forever in a bottomless pit of great danceable uptempo tunes. Even after years and years of bringing new and exciting tunes to light there still are new finds every day who fill the dancefloors around the world for fans young and old.

We're talking Rhythm`n´Blues and the phase in the early 60s when it morphed into Soul (now called New Breed), as well as the genre that nowadays is labeled Popcorn – a midtempo style with a high groove-factor that was created in Belgium (of all places).

Of course, when filling the box for a dj night one selects the fast and highly danceable stuff and maybe a few slower tunes to send people home in the morning.

The Slow Grind Fever series was created after stumbling over a clubnight in Australia via the internet: „Melbourne's only slow dance party, where they play the slowest, spookiest, sweetest records they can find, and folks dance real slow in a haze of smoke and dim red light.“

Well, what a concept! The Soundcloud-mixes the three dj's posted pretty quickly convinced the Stag-O-Lee chief that this is very exciting and after a few mails with the guys who run the Melbourne night the Slow Grind Fever series was born. Long may it run...

There will be two limited edition LPs with 14-16 tracks each, released within 6 weeks. Once the second volume is released there will also be a CD version will all tracks of both vinyl volumes – 30 tracks and 79:30 minutes in case of Vol. 1+2.

Vol. 1 was compiled by R-Man from Stag-O-Lee and Chris Sick from Stay Sick!

Tracklisting:
A1. Wynonie Harris - Tell A Whale Of Tale
A2. Bill Haley And His Comets – Hawk
A3. Ernie Fields & Orch. - Workin' Out
A4. Eden Kane - A New Kind of Lovin’
A5. Titus Turner - Hungry Man
A6. The Robins - Truble
A7. Lavern Baker & Jimmy Ricks - You're The Boss
A8. Bobby Blue Bland - St James Infirmary

B1. Dick Dixon & The Room Mates – Caterpillar Crawl
B2. Chuck Willis - Watcha´ Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You
B3. Andre Williams - Mozelle
B4. Dee Irwin - Anytime
B5. Jericho Brown - Lonesome Drifter
B6. Pat Clayton - I Said No
B7. Vernon Green & His Medallions - A Lover's Prayer
B8. Wynona Carr - Please Mr. Jailer

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Music From Planet Earth

Music From Planet Earth Martians, Ray Guns, Flying Saucers & Other Space Junk / Vol. 1
10"
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Rel: April 25, 2014

This is Volume 1 of three limited 10"-es in the series. Each one will feature cover artwork of the great Marcel Bontempi. And to make these releases even more special, each one will come with a free 24 x 24 cm high quality screenprint of the cover artwork.

About the record: What’s that in the sky? Back in the late 1950s and into the early ‘60s everyone seemed to become obsessed with the possibility that science fiction might become science fact. Movie houses and drive-ins across America were fascinated by the idea of a Martian invasion, with a suitably theremin-powered eerie soundtrack, not to mention the prospect of the rise of unruly robots. Never one to miss jumping on a trend, the prolific Jimmy Haskell – who would later go on to provide music for Doris Day, Andy Williams and a host of others – produced a whole album of space-based tomfoolery called ‘Countdown’ for the Imperial label. Similarly, in the UK Joe Meek produced the concept album ‘I Hear A New World’ to quench his intrigue in the stars having already peaked the public’s imagination with his ‘Telstar’ hit with The Torandos. Meanwhile, in Belgium, in the process of developing new possibilities for sound recording Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan produced the electronic pulse at the heart of ‘Song To The Second Moon’.

So the story went in many of the alien invasion films, it was always going to be some remote back woods territory where the people from another planet would choose to land, so it was hardly surprising that aspiring rockabilly performers and early rock ‘n’ rollers in the southern states picked up on the phenomena while craning their necks upwards. Billy Lee Riley And The Little Green Men, The Wildetones, Buck Trail and Joe Tate all took the idea to new levels of incredulity, while Lynn Vernon’s instrumental chops for the Tennessee-based Cover label just needed a suitable title to put it in the frame. But if those southern performers were looking to the skies for inspiration, legend has it that Sun Ra And His Arkestra were looking down on them from their own planet. Far fetched? I don’t think so.

Tracklisting:
Side A.

01. The Jimmie Haskell Orchestra - Blast Off!
02. Tom Dissevelt/Kid Baltan - Song Of The Second Moon
03. The Tornados – Telstar
04. Buck Trail - Knocked Out Joint On Mars
05. Joe Tate - Satellite Rock
06. The Wildtones - Martian Band

Side B.
01. What Will The Future Reveal?
02. Sun Ra - Plutonian Nights
03. Billy Lee Riley - Flying Saucers Rock 'N' Roll
04. Lyn Vernon - Moon Rocket
05. Joe Meek - Orbit Around The Moon
06. The Jimmie Haskell Orchestra – Astrosonic
07. Space Ships Sound Effect

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Beat From Badsville

Beat From Badsville Trash Classics From Lux And Ivy’s Vinyl Mountain, Vol. 3
2-10"
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Rel: March 14, 2014

First time in gatefold sleeve!

The people who inhabit the parallel universe that is Badsville are in many cases willfully obscure, running under pseudonyms, or just plain difficult to track down – proper no hit wonders. That said, some of Lux and Ivy’s favourites carved the very cornerstones of rock music. The inventor of shock rock, with stage props and wild screams, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins needs no introduction and Richard Berry wrote ‘Louie Louie’ so, without whom, etc.

However, the rest of our cast remains in the strange netherworld that combines tragedy and bad career decisions. Jape Richardson, more commonly known as The Big Bopper, perished along with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens on the day the music died, while Vince Taylor, a British rock ‘n’ roller inspired by Gene Vincent and Elvis was said to have been the inspiration for David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’. Another Vincent devotee, Sparkle Moore toured with the man, mimicked him and wore men’s clothing but recorded just a handful of tunes before retiring in 1957 to start a family. Allegedly, Oklahoma’s own Wanda Jackson penned a string of her own songs but after hearing Gene Vincent she insisted that her recordings from there on in should share the same raunchiness. She also dated the King.

And, talking of raunch, Bunker Hill’s efforts here are exemplary. A former member of Gospel outfit the Mighty Clouds Of Joy and a reasonably successful heavyweight boxer, Hill’s career in rock ‘n’ roll was brief. Acclaimed for taking the “Little Richard aesthetic one step further”, he recorded six songs backed by Link Wray And The Raymen, before returning sporadically to his gospel roots.

In Badsville, other moments in the spotlight were even shorter lived. Ralph Nielsen had several bands when he was at school in New Jersey, and by 1962 he’d formed The Chancellors. The four piece recorded ‘Scream’ in one take in a basement studio in Princeton. Released in September the band split up two months later. In the same year, The Playboys’ ‘Jungle Fever’, which comes in at just over a minute, was their only recording to see the light of day, while the similarly jungle obsessed Buddy Bow’s ‘Twistin' In The Jungle’, which offers the controversial morsel of wisdom that “Cubby Checker is the king” was his only claim to fame.

Others made a tougher fist of it and stuck around. The Bobbettes ‘s big hit was 1959’s ‘Mr Lee’ but their close four-piece harmonies were prolific and ‘I Don't Like It Like That part 1 & 2’, an answer song to Chris Kenner from 1961 bridged the gap between early Motown and The Shangri-Las, with a maniacal piano tinkling throughout. The four-piece lasted till 1974, beaten only by Fabian, who moved into the movies and was still getting roles at the end of the ‘90s. A well-groomed teen idol from the ‘60s, Fabian had 11 hit singles on the Billboard 100, the most successful being ‘Tiger’ which reached number three. Note; he famously testified to congress during the payola scandal of the ‘60s that his voice had been “electronically” altered on his recordings. Like Fabian, Annette was a pin up and household name. One of the original Mouseketeers from the Mickey Mouse Club, a Disney TV series that would eventually beget Christina Aguilera and Britney, back in the 1960s she released a string of exploitation albums before acting in The Monkees’ legendary Head movie. It doesn’t get better than that.

Of course, many of the artists on this collection were much further from the spotlight. Jimmy Witter was a radio DJ from Charlotte, NC, during the birth of rock ‘n’ roll who recorded a few wild rockabilly 45s before succumbing to a drug overdose in the ‘70s. Ron Thompson had teamed up with Nebraska band The Broughams for the bruising ‘Switchblade’, one of two singles that gained them national recognition before cult status loomed. Ditto Glenn Reeves, who is probably most famous for being the man who recorded the original demo of ‘Heartbreak Hotel’.

The Charts’ most famous doo-wop side was ‘Desiree’ from 1957, they split a year later and the mindless ‘Ooba Gooba’ sneaked out posthumously in 1959. Similarly odd in the lyric department, The Loafers’ ‘Crazy Talk’ from the same year was a classic screwball moment. By contrast, also from ’59, Charlie Baker’s ‘You Crack Me Up’ became a popcorn RnB classic, original copies of which now go for $40.

From the south side of Chicago, The Moroccos formed in 1952, releasing their biggest hit, their version of (Somewhere) Over The Rainbow’ three years later. In the same year, the gritty ‘Red Hots And Chili Mac’ provided a far less romantic view of the world. Much further west, Lord Luther hailed from Salinas, south of San Francisco. A former member of The Four Deuces, he produced a string of crazy rock ‘ n’ roll sides for a selection of labels, the novelty ‘(I Was A) Teenage Creature’ undoubtedly being the zaniest.

Teddy Rich And The Rockets played supper clubs around Pennsylvania in the late ‘50s, with Kenny Hodge on vocals, their ‘Put A Nickel In The Jukebox (A Rock ‘n’ Roll Rhapsody)’ is the a great cash-in 45, grabbing at the blue suede tailcoat of a new phenomena. And, it’s a fair bet that Stormy Gayle’s ‘Flipsville’ was a similar exercise but it came out as a surreal slice of beatnik rockabilly with a brooding staccato riff and a fleeting wail of steel guitar lurking behind the mysterious vocalist. In their effort to tick every box, they created a sound that’s like nothing else.

The population of Badsville welcomes you aboard. (Dave Henderson, MOJO magazine 2014)

Tracklisting:
Side 1 - Life’s A Scream

1. Bunker Hill - Red Ridin' Hood and the Wolf 2:12
2. Ralph Nielsen - Scream 1:56
3. Ron Thompson His Rowdy Guitar And The Brougham's - Switchblade 1:57
4. Vince Taylor & Ses Play-Boys - Peppermint Twist, Pt. 2 2:38
5. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell On You 2:26
6. Lord Luther And The King's Men - Teenage Creature 2:43

Side 2 - Crazy Guys, Food, Prison And A Guide To The Female Persuasion
1. Teddy Rich and the Rockets, vocal by Kenny Hodge - Put A Nickel In The Juke Box 2:33
2. Fabian - Tiger 2:28
3. The Moroccos - Red Hots And Chili Mac 2:20
4. Richard Berry And Group - The Big Break 2:58
5. Jimmy Witter And The Shadows - What Are Little Girls Made Of 2:21
6. Charlie Baker - You Crack Me Up 2:25

Side 3 - Welcome To The Jungle
1. Buddy Bow - Twistin' In The Jungle 2:15
2. Glenn Reeves - Tarzan 2:41
3. The Playboys - Jungle Fever 1:10
4. Jape Richards And The Echoes - Monkey Song (You Made A Monkey Out Of Me) 2:25
5. The Loafers - Crazy Talk 2:28
6. The Charts - Ooba Gooba 2:07

Side 4 - Wild And Wilder Boppin’ Girls

1. The Bobbettes - I Don't Like It Like That part 1 & 2 4:09
2. Wanda Jackson – Mean, Mean Man 2:14
3. Annette - Jo Jo The Dog Faced Boy 2:08
4. Sparkle Moore - Skull And Cross Bones 2:34
5. Stormy Gayle - Flipsville 1:59
6. The Storey Sisters – Bad Motorcycle 1:58

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Richard Johnston

Richard Johnston Foot Hill Stomp
LP/CD
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Rel: March 14, 2014

Richard Johnston was born in Houston Texas. He studied Sociology and Philosophy at San Diego State University. Left for Japan, studied at Gifu University for a year and stayed an additional four years as a burgeoning musician. When he was invited to perform at the first Blues Stock in Memphis in 1997 he returned home. He was scheduled to perform with someone he had not heard of at the time: Junior Kimbrough. Junior no-showed due to health reasons. Out of curiousity, Richard found his way to a little out-of-the-way joint in Chulahoma where heard Junior's band The Soul Blues Boys, minus Junior, playing the music that would forever change his life: North Mississippi Hill Country Blues – a rockin' and very hypnotic style of the blues.

The world took notice about the music of Northern Mississippi when music archeologist Robert Palmer released his Deep Blues documentary in the early 90s to great critical acclaim. This led to recording contracts for R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough and Frank Frost who soon released records on the newly found Fat Possum Records.

A few years later Junior Kimbrough opened a Juke Joint called Junior's Place in Chulahoma MS. Junior, for the most part, was not physically able to tour. To hear Junior play you had to go to Mississippi. Rock bands such as the Rolling Stones, Sonic Youth, and U2 all made pilgrimages.

When Junior Kimbrough died in 1998 Richard Johnston (who by then was an adopted son of the Hemphill/Kimbrough clan) approached Junior's band The Soul Blues Boys (basically consisting of Kimbrough's kids and nephews) about continuing the Sunday dances. And so it happened that a white guitarist and a black rhythm section rocked the joint until it burned to the ground in 2000.

Johnston went back to Beale Street with nothing but an acoustic guitar and a heart full of Hill Country Blues. A year later, Richard Johnston won the 2001 International Blues Talent competition award, the last solo act to beat all bands (now the competition is seperated into solo/band). He also won the 2001 Albert King award as most promising blues guitarist. Ever since then you can hear him play in front of the New Daisy Theatre on Beale Street in Memphis working as a street musician and one man band – as Richard is playing guitar, bass and drums simultaneously.

His debut album, Foot Hill Stomp, was recorded in 2002 with the help of Jesse Mae Hemphill, Cedric Burnside, Mark Simpson and Robert "Nighthawk" Tooms. In the meantime it vanished from the face of earth (unless you were on Beale Street recently) and Stag–O–Lee dug this timeless piece of music up, polished and released it.

Loaded with standards from the North Mississippi Hill Country, the locomotive power of Foot Hill Stomp has the raw rhythmic drive of a primal entity that will infuse itself into the dark primitive recesses of your primordial senses. Or: That guy sure can play!

Tracklisting:
1. Miss Maebelle 4:38
2. Do The Romp 5:22
3. Coal Black Mattie 4:00
4. That's No Way To Get Along 3:25
5. Work Me Baby 7:00
6. Catfish Blues/I Feel Good Little Girl 6:00
7. Come On In 5:15
8. Chicken And Gravy 4:54

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The Left Arm Of Buddha

The Left Arm Of Buddha Monkey's Affair
7"-EP
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Rel: February 15, 2014

The Left Arm of Buddha is what you call an "exotic" orchestra. On stage, you can find the spirit of the Tiki culture, burlesque dancing and music inspirated by Rock&Roll, Jazz and Space Age Pop Music born in USA during the 50’s. ​​The band consists of eight experienced musicians from the Moon Invaders/Caroloregians/Adolphe Sex-stable, a sound & video engineer, a light engineer, and several dancing girls. A sensual and exotic experience ... an original and rare offer on the worldwide scene!

This is Exotica! And Monkey's Affair is their debut release.

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Jim Jam Gems

Jim Jam Gems Vol. 4: Bongology
10"
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Rel: February 8, 2014

Enjoy a beguiling musical expedition from haunting Calypso rhythms via mesmerizing Voodoo Jazz to wild exotic Rock'n'Roll. When you feel like having a strong rum drink under a tropical sky, this fourth installment of Jim Jam Gems compiled by Duke JensOmatic, brings 10 rare tracks by artists like Cab Calloway, Dinah Washington and Sugar Boy Crawford onto your turntable and a glimpse of summer into your house bar. Limited edition of 1000 on crisp 10“ virgin vinyl.

Tracklisting:
A-Side

1. Lecuona Cuban Boys – Tabou 3:08
2. Cab Calloway – Que Pasa Chica 2:32
3. Sugar Boy Crawford – Watch Her, Whip Her 2:20
4. Jimmy Van Eaton – Bo Diddley 2:22
5. Kishore Kurma – Eena Meena Deeka 2:16

B-Side
1. Dinah Washington – Since My Man Has Gone And Went 2:02
2. Wilmoth Houdini – Don't Do That To Me 2:58
3. Sondi Sodsai – Love Dance 2:21
4. Latin Allstars – Rapture 3:20
5. Julie London – Come On In My House 2:32

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Jim Jam Gems

Jim Jam Gems Vol. 3: Party In The Front, Black Jack In The Back
10"
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Rel: February 8, 2014

It's saturday night, go put on your best threads and let this 10“ platter take you to a tenement block in Chicago, New Orleans or Harlem! Throwing house parties to collect some rent money has a long standing tradition in those neighbourhoods, so come in, jump to some wild boogie, smooche with Big Momma to the blues, get a chicken leg in the kitchen or loose your dough at a card table in the back room. 10 tracks by artists like Willie Mabon, Bonita Cole and Pete Williams on a limited run of 1000, compiled by Duke JensOmatic.

Tracklisting:
A-Side

1. Cootie Williams – Rinky Dink 2:30
2. Bonita – Walk Right In 2:47
3. Willie Mabon – Wow I Feel So Good 2:45
4. Jesse Allen – Let's Party 2:17
5. Sonny Boy Williamson – Rub A Dub 2:39

B-Side
1. Tony Middleton – Black Jack 2:27
2. Pete Johnson – Pete's Mixture 2:47
3. Babs Gonzales – House Rent Party 2:53
4. Big John Greer – Let It Roll Again 2:56
5. Bea Foote – Weed 3:00

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Marcel Bontempi

Marcel Bontempi Bull Frog
7"-Ep
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Rel: November 8, 2013

Ever since we heard that Old Mad Witch EP on Witchcraft Intenational we kept our fingers crossed and hoped to once be able to release a Bontempi record on Stag-O-Lee. The knuckles broke when Migraine Records released that Spider 45 (since sold out), but the man from Northern Hessen has been nice and gentle and gave us 3 (yes: three) new tunes from his bottomless vaults - a great 7" with three frog related tunes.

There is a Rufus Thomas/Bear Cat-style answer to Big Mama Thornton's classic on side A and two tracks (on 33 rpm) on side B: Do The Frog by Billy Pitchock & The People and another self-penned frogish instrumental with a Diddleybeat. A great little record that comes in a nice heavy duty cardboard picture cover.

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Beat From Badsville

Beat From Badsville Trash Classics From Lux And Ivy`s Vinyl Mountain, Vol. 1
CD
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Rel: October 1, 2013

Finally on limited edition compact disc packaged in a nice digifile sleeve (all cardboard). This 24-track collection (compiled by Mojo’s Dave Henderson) feature songs championed by Lux and Ivy of Cramps fame. Side one offers half a dozen slabs of lip curling rock ‘n’ roll, from the madcap beginnings of ‘Bongo Beatin’ Beatnik’ through to the teenage rampage of Gene Maltais’ unhinged ‘Gang War’. Side two gives fashion tips, conveys strange love talk, songs where words are meaningless and novelty driving stories, while side three brings guitars from Hades, honking saxophones and rhythmic dance routines for the hard of standing. Finally, we have sounds to make you shriek on side four, with scorpions, witches and nightmares all on offer plus probably one of the oddest 45s ever in ‘The Cave’.

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In Fuzz We Trust

In Fuzz We Trust 60's Garage- And Psych Legends Salute The Fuzztones
2-LP/CD
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Rel: September 6, 2013

In Fuzz We Trust is nothing short of the Greatest Tribute Album Ever Recorded. Nowhere in history have as many legendary performers appeared on one record, for the purpose of saluting another artist. In this case, the artist is the band that instigated the 80's Garage Revival that continues to this day - The Fuzztones. Preaching the Garage (and Psych) gospel since their inception in 1980, The Fuzztones influenced countless bands worldwide with their enigmatic image, high velocity performance and personalized interpretations. Fact is, even if The Fuzztones had never written a song in their long and illustrious career, they succeeded in accomplishing something much more important, even profound... they resurrected a music style that had only existed from (roughly) 1966 to 1967, and through relentless touring and recording, kept it alive for over 33 years. Initially, the band's mission was to introduce this long-lost music to the world, and did so by covering obscure classics, many by artists who appear on this album.

"When the Beatles and Stones started out, they covered a lot of Motown and blues stuff, in an attempt to turn people on to it," points out head Fuzztone, Rudi Protrudi, "and that's what we wanted to do as well." The music they chose to cover was so obscure that most of their audience assumed they were originals, and the band could easily have kept it that way. Instead, Rudi joined forces with Germany's Music Maniac label and released the album, "Songs We Taught The Fuzztones," a collection of original versions of songs made famous by The Fuzztones. This record, released in 1993, turned Fuzztones fans on to the original artists, hence beginning the "purist" movement that eventually spawned the emergence of reunited 60's Garage and Psych legends, as well as events such as Cavestomp, which brought them and their newfound fan base together. But The Fuzztones are much more than a cover band. Their original material bears their own distinctive sound - which owes as much to Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, the Stooges and the Doors, as to the 60's Garage and Psych they obviously adore. When you hear The Fuzztones, there's no mistaking them for someone else.

This album is the last of a three-part trilogy of Fuzztones tribute albums that began with "Fuzztones Illegitimate Spawn 1" and it's successor, "2." Both double CD collections featured bands from all around the world, paying homage to the band that inspired them. Now we come full circle with a collection of Fuzztones classics, covered by the legendary bands that inspired The Fuzztones!

Tracklisting:
01. Davie Allan & The Arrows - Avalanche
02. Shadows Of Knight - I Never Knew (w/ guest ex-Fuzztones guitarist Elan Portnoy )
03. Sky Saxon - Get Naked
04. The Pretty Things (w/ Plasticland) - Ward 81 (special guest: John Zacherley)
05. The Shy Guys - Highway 69
06. Gonn - Shame On You
07. The Monks - Hurt On Hold
08. The Electric Prunes (w/ guests Arthur Lee, Sean Bonniwell, and the Pretty Things) - All The King's Horses
09. Charlie Souza & The Tropics - Rise
10. Shadows Of Knight - Me Tarzan You Jane (w/ guest Pretty Things guitarist Dick Taylor)
11. The Vagrants - Nine Months Later
12. Gonn - Hallucination Generation
13. The Shy Guys - Romilar D
14. Strawberry Alarm Clock - Charlotte's Remains
15. Wallflowers (Pretty Thing's Wally Waller & The Strange Flowers) - Look For The Question Mark
16. ? & The Mysterians - Action Speaks Louder Than Words
17. Davie Allan & Craig Moore (Gonn) - She's Wicked
18. Vanilla Fudge - Black Box

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Grits'N Gravy

Grits'N Gravy Cat Lee King Vs. Mighty Mike OMB
10" LP/CD
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Rel: August 2, 2013

Debut release by the brandnew two-piece Grits`N Gravy. The title of the album is Cat Lee King vs. Mighty Mike OMB! You might have seen Mighty Mike doing his one-man-band thing or causing trouble as the drummer/singer of Voodoo Rhythm recording artists The Juke Joint Pimps, but you sure do not know about Cat Lee King. The King is a skinny 20 year old rock & roller (looking like 17) living in the hill country east of Cologne. He plays a mean piano and has a voice that knocks you out. No idea where he gets it from, but he has the soul of Ray Charles and the mean attack of Bunker Hill. This guy is going to be a star! Remember: you heard him here first!

The guys spent a day in the studio and the resulting 8 track will be released on a nice 10“ and an eco-friendly digifile CD - on Stag-O-Lee of course. Expect covers of tunes by Bunker Hill, Gary US Bonds, Nick Curran, J. Starkes (of Nightriders fame), Dickie Thompson (amazing version of 13 Women) and Larry Williams as well as two original tunes – Little Devil Talking is simply killer! You are going to witness a Rhythm & Blues Battle of Epic Proportions!

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The Dirt Daubers

The Dirt Daubers Wake Up Sinners
10" LP
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Rel: June 1, 2013

As a harmonica player, Colonel J.D. Wilkes has recorded his raw, country-blues style for everyone from Merle Haggard to Mike Patton, Hank Williams III to his own band the Legendary Shack Shakers. Mixing acoustic rockabilly, blues, jazz and country into a thrilling frankenstein hybrid, Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers (named after the southern slang term for a stingless wasp that builds mud-clumps in the corners of old barns) are proud to debut their new album Wake Up, Sinners, a collection of raw originals and covers, recorded together in real time... in a big, live, open room... the Real Man way! This is ornery, full-throated American music sung from the gut and shot from the hip. WAKE UP SINNERS! A song, an album, an ORDER!  13 songs - 30 minutes!

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Tav Falco Panther Burns

Tav Falco Panther Burns Lore And Testament Vol. 2
2-LP/2-CD
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Rel: April 21, 2013

The Tav Falco Panther Burns reissue/ remaster-series, Part II.! This one contains the Sugar Ditch Revisited EP (1985) and The Shake Rag EP (1986). Plus a previously unreleased 11-song/45 minute live show from the Messepalast Vienna from 1989. Pristine recording by the ORF!

2 CDs in 12” replica sleeves, the live show is added to the Shake Rag EP. 32 page booklet featuring extensive liner notes by Tav Falco himself. Packaged in a special deluxe wraparound wallet sleeve.

Limited edition 2 x180 gramm heavyweight vinyl. Foldout-cover featuring the original 12”-sleeves. Full colour printed innersleeves featuring extensive liner notes.

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Jim Jam Gems

Jim Jam Gems Vol. 2/This Ain't Hot Compared To Hell
10”-LP (vinyl only)
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Out now on limited edition 10"!!!
Brothers and Sisters, Swing out with Halleluja! We’ve all come together here to hear about good souls in full faith! To hear about sinners confessing their misled ways! To hear about the tellings of the good book, and to hear about beating the devil! So let’s  lift your hearts and open your ears, feel the spirit driving into you like the rod of correction, sing, praise, and give the Lord a handclap!

Ten tracks that praise the Lord by Rod Willis, LaVerne Baker, Otta Bash, The Golden Gate Quartet, Dorsey Burnette and others.

Compiled by Stuttgart's own Duke JensOmatic. Buy now or cry later!

Jim Jam Gems

Jim Jam Gems Vol. 1 – Bad Boy Serenade
10”-LP (vinyl only)
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Rel: March 15, 2013

The start of a new series! Both are available as limited edition 10“-es only!
Teenage hoodlums in leather jackets standing on street corners, chewin' gum and eyeing conspiciously every invader on their turf. Tough gals in jeans and tight sweaters struttin' by, answering every wolf call with a dangerous glimmer of the eye and a swing of the hips. Revvin' up the engine of a hopped-up Ford, kissing in back alleys, flashin' a flicknife in the dark – that's the sound of a Bad Boy Serenade.

Ten 50s R&B-smashes by the likes of Larry Williams, Connee Boswell, Tony Casanova, Bobby Lester, Danny Taylor and others...

Compiled by Stuttgart's own Duke JensOmatic. Buy now or cry later!

The Electric Prunes / The Shadows Of Knight

The Electric Prunes / The Shadows Of Knight All The King's Horses / I Never Knew
7" (vinyl only)
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Rel.: March 15, 2013

Sneak preview from the upcoming Fuzztones tribute album IN FUZZ WE TRUST! The Electric Prunes track features guest appearances by The Pretty Things, Sean Bonniwell (Music Machine) and Arthur Lee (Love). The Shadows Of Knight track features original Fuzztones member Elan Portnoy on guitar.
Limited edition 7” with picture sleeve”!

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Beat From Badsville

Beat From Badsville Trash Classics From Lux And Ivy’s Vinyl Mountain, Vol. 2
2 x 10" (vinyl only)
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Rel.: Feb. 1, 2013

Music is a voyage of strange opportunity. Out there, if you look hard enough, you’ll find crazed visionaries, half deaf creatives, lunatics let loose with whistles, juvenile delinquents with a notepad and pen and people who, quite frankly, have no time for the theory of pop. Thank God! This collection brings together two dozen songs by such people, tunes that don’t fall into any easy categories and give short shrift to the context of “classic” or traditional songwriting. This is the stuff of legend, the beat from Badsville.

In this collection we bring together chickens and party animals of all kinds. There’s Homer Denison Jr’s cautionary tale of teenage car racing that refers directly to James Dean’s movie antics. There’s Mel Smith And The Night Riders’ crazed guitar and cowbell battle on ‘Pretty Plaid Skirt’ sitting neatly alongside the wonderfully named Dicky Doo And The Don’ts rebel-friendly ‘Wild Party’. And, our selection of chickens continues with the seminal ‘Pickin’ On The Wrong Chicken’, a veritable JD gem by The Five Stars and The Jerry Lee-powered ’99 Chicks’ by Ron Haydock And The Boppers, a rollicking rocker that’s preceded by the demented and quite disturbing melody of ‘Baby Brother’ by Bill Carter.

This set also focuses on half a dozen of the tougher ladies. Wanda Jackson, Betty McQuaid and Priscilla Bowman all possess a scary rasp in their vocal, especially McQuaid who sounds like she prepared for the session by gargling some home-distilled hooch. Indeed, they all tell it like it is and stick to their man – perfect! Meanwhile, a further three angry babes get even: The seemingly serene Linda Leigh, whose delivery on ‘My Guy’ has a modern punkiness, offloads some lip curling advice to her other half in squealing brevity, while Bella Lee’s ‘Two Timin’ Man’ lays down the law in front of some pure barrelhouse boogie. Finally, one of the earliest cuts here, 1952’s ‘Drive, Daddy, Drive’ by Little Sylvia has all the swagger of a jive daddy-bating tease.

All of these tunes have been raved over by The Cramps’ legendary Lux and Ivy through various radio shows and interviews over the years. Capturing the excitement that comes from discovering a spine tingling or simply ‘out there’ record, Lux and Ivy have inspired many a generation to dig deep in the crates and uncover all kinds of strange music. While offbeat vocals and bizarre lyrics are par for the course, there’s always plenty of room for deranged instrumentals where possible with sound effects. The Rialtos’ ‘Like Thunder’ delivers the bad weather forecast with a rumbling flurry, The Lifeguards’ utilise the warning whistle and bell to get everyone out of that pool and ‘Red Headed Flea’ by The Caps is full of blood-curdling screams. Johnny And The Hurricanes offer rhythmic electronic organ facing off against sax and twangy guitar with a groaning bass in the background and Terry Snyder’s cut from the cash-in LP set ‘Persuasive Percussion’ features his stylistic bongo playing on an incessant, claustrophobic, mind-bending gem. Even without the sound effects, the instrumental proves to be the backbone of rock ‘n’ roll as Ronnie Ray’s Playboys’ tempered guitar neck-bender ‘The Vulture’, a brooding cross between Link Wray and Duane Eddy, ably proves.

Lux and Ivy’s recommendations have often featured the darker side of doo wop and, this double vinyl collection brings together six cuts from the often overlooked genre. From its heyday in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, we kick off with The Kuf-Linx’s ‘Service With A Smile’ a soulful nugget complete with a glorious hook, closely followed by the tongue-twisting phrasing of the Quotations’ ‘Imagination’ which is just haunting, even on some of the cornier lines. In doo-wop it seems that there’s always room for a bit of horror exploitation too as The Symbols’ ghoulish ‘Do The Zombie’ and The Revels under-stated ‘Midnight Stroll’ adequately display. But, we’re back to the studio trickery and sound effects for the thunder-heavy ‘Stormy Weather’ by The Five Sharps, a priceless cacophony no less, the direct opposite of the sweet toothed ‘Ice Cream Baby’ The Pearls. A homage to the iced cone, it’s a light piece of frippery with some of the most wince-inducing lines ever, including the comparison of the singer’s girl’s eyes to pistachios. They don’t write them like that any more.

This collection is an exotic trip into the off-kilter world of recordings, many of them independent, which sprang up all over the US during the ‘50s. It’s filled with sounds that will stop you in your tracks and the best news is, there’s so much more out there. Keep digging.

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Adolphe Sex Et Ses Machines

Adolphe Sex Et Ses Machines Machine EP
7"-EP (vinyl only)
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Rel.: Jan. 10, 2013
 
Adolphe Sex Et Ses Machines is a 7-piece from Charleroi in Belgium. Singer/guitarist Matthew Hardison and drummer Nico Leonard are also heart and soul of The Moon Invaders and The Caroloregians, two of the best active Rock Steady/Boss Reggae bands. If not the best.

But there is no trace of Jamaica in the sound of Adolphe Sex, this is pure Rhythm & Blues raunch with four covers on offer - two wild Tittyshakers by the legendary Northwest rockers The Wailers as well as Torture Rock by The Rockin Belmarx! Also featured are sleazy rockers by Sam McLain (Baby Come Home) and a awesome take on the Burnt Toast & Black Coffee classic – known from the likes of Shorty Long and Mike Pedicin.

Tav Falco Panther Burns

Tav Falco Panther Burns Live In London
2 x 10" (vinyl only)
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Rel.: Nov. 1, 2012

Tav Falco is an American legend. And it is time to acknowledge that. The All Music Guide states the following: „The master of a raw and shambolic fusion of rockabilly, blues, and fractured noise, Tav Falco was, along with The Cramps, one of the earliest purveyors of what would come to be known as psychobilly, and he anticipated the fractured but hard-hitting blues wailing of the Gories and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion by close to a decade.“

After releasing a handful of classic albums with his band Panther Burns on various labels – most notably Paris-based New Rose Records – Tav's recording career slowly fizzled out and the maestro stranded in Vienna of all places. About three years ago, the new founded Stag-O-Lee label (part of Glitterhouse Records) contacted Tav Falco about properly re-releasing his prized back-catalogue. The man was notorious of being hard to deal with, but Stag-O-Lee encountered a well behaved and educated Southern gentleman and a deal was quickly struck.

2010 saw the release of a new album with fresh original tunes titled „Conjurations: Seance For Deranged Lovers“ which met with great critical acclaim. In 2011 the reissue campaign slowly started with his amazing debut Behind The Magnolia Curtain (plus the Blow Your Tops EP as added bonus) receiving the deluxe treatment it deserved. The Sunday Times had the following to say: "Must have reissue! Today’s rockabilly revivalists such as Imelda May and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, revere their sources. In the late 1970’s, however, degenerate New Yorkers and track-marked Australians pointed their quiffs at the future and bled post-punk noise over the music’s bones. This collection of Tav Falco’s early recordings finds the fabled Memphis polymath howling off-key over perfectly out-of-sync broken blues from the Panther Burns band, which features Big Star’s Alex Chilton on uncharacteristically sloppy guitar and Jim Sclavunos on drums, later poached by an indebted Nick Cave.“ (Sunday Times)

The second installment of the reissue series is in the works and will follow in early 2013 featuring an unreleased concert from that era as added bonus.

In the meantime Tav Falco Panther Burns started to tour again, playing selected dates around Europe – and recently even toured the fatherland  - the United States. In September 2011 Tav Falco Panther Burns travelled to London to perform at the respected 100 Club – a holy grail of live music. The Beh nd The Magnolia Curtain reissue was promoted by playing the album in it's entirety (first set) as well as newer tunes in the 2nd set.

The document of said gig is now being released via Stag-O-Lee as a limited edition double-10“ (vinyl only). 

Beat From Badsville

Beat From Badsville Trash Classics From Lux And Ivy’s Vinyl Mountain, Vol. 1
2 x 10" (vinyl only)
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Rel.: June 11, 2012

Brought up on the radio shows of the legendary rock ‘n’ roll DJs, the moondogging Alan Freed, Mad Daddy and, later, the ghostly Ghoulardi, it was hardly surprising that The Cramps’ Lux Interior and Poison Ivy began trawling the thrift stores for juvenile delinquent tunes, lip curling bad boy rock ‘n’ roll, strange exotica, bizarre novelty 45s, dysfunctional doo wop, psychedelic weirdness and instrumentals made by madmen. In America in the 1950s and 1960s there seemed to be small town versions of such vinyl madness everywhere that, by the 1970s were remaindered and to the majority of people unwanted. To the fledgling Cramps this was nothing short of heaven.

The duo filled their house with novelty memorabilia, schlock horror furniture and a record collection to die for. Lux eventually gravitated to his own Purple Knif Radio show and the Cramps delivered their versions of some of the stuff they’d found, from Ronnie Cook And The Gaylads’ ‘Goo Goo Muck’, to The Novas’ ‘The Crusher’, Lightnin’ Slim’s ‘It’s Mighty Crazy’ and a whole host of others originally hand tooled by The Phantom, Carl Perkins, The Groupies, Hasil Adkins and many more.

The duo name-checked many a 45 along the way and seeking them out and sampling their eccentricities is nothing short of mind blowing. Indeed, in many cases, you have to wonder at what the artists involved were thinking before they went into the studio. Cackling laughs, offbeat plotlines and maniacal lyrics, detuned guitars, coded gibberish and b-movie horror all wrapped up in under three minutes, these are songs from a golden era of DIY music when the rule book of contemporary MOR music was lost down the back of the sofa.

This 24-track collection (compiled by Mojo’s Dave Henderson) positively effervesces with eccentricity. Side one offers half a dozen slabs of lip curling rock ‘n’ roll, from the madcap beginnings of ‘Bongo Beatin’ Beatnik’ through to the teenage rampage of Gene Maltais’ unhinged ‘Gang War’. Side two gives fashion tips, conveys strange love talk, songs where words are meaningless and novelty driving stories, while side three brings guitars from Hades, honking saxophones and rhythmic dance routines for the hard of standing. Finally, we have sounds to make you shriek on side four, with scorpions, witches and nightmares all on offer plus probably one of the oddest 45s ever in ‘The Cave’.

Every track pirouettes dangerously and at times hap hazardly around the expected. These are songs for strange times by what can definitely be considered strange people. Gems and nuggets that sparkle even more bright in today’s manufactured music maelstrom.

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The Excellos

The Excellos The Excellos
10"
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Rel.: Nov. 05, 2011

This is possibly the hottest piece of vinyl around! Eight tracks taken from their debut CD on a shiny piece of 10“-vinyl. Based in London, The Excellos are one of the hottest (if not the hottest)  Rhythm & Blues acts around. Think of sped up Slim Harpo tracks chased by straight John Lee Hooker boogie! Hot`n´Nasty! Limited to 500 copies only. ... and sold out already.

The Obsidians

The Obsidians Black Veil/Shakin' It Up
7"-Single
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Rel.: Oct. 28, 2011

Get a taste of this! It's obscure late 50’s, early 60’s frat-style garage rock & roll with a big apprehension for rhythm & blues and soul. Featuring the final LOS RAW MEAT band line-up, the big voice of ELLA - of NIGHTSHOUTERS & ROOSTERS fame - plus the real Linus LaLonde means that this gang knows how to shake things up. So, clap your hands and squeal with glee! Baby, it's about to get wild. 500 copies only!

The Fuzztones

The Fuzztones Monster A Go Go
CD
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Rel.: Oct. 25, 2011

The Fuzztones have certainly achieved legendary status as cult faves during their 30 year career. Their fiery brand of Garage-Psych Punk pre-dated the entire “Garage Revival” of the 1980’s and has influenced hundreds of groups, from The Hives to The Horrors. Born in the summer of 1980 in the bowels of NYC’s Lower East Side, The Fuzztones were soon regulars at legendary NYC hotspots such as CBGB, and the Mudd Club.

By utilizing the fuzzbox (an antiquated effects pedal used by many 60’s groups to achieve overly distorted “psychedelic” guitar sounds), the band created a raunchy sound they referred to as “Grunge”… (on their 1984 debut single, “Bad News Travels Fast”, lead guitarist Elan Portnoy is credited as playing “lead grunge”, at least a decade before the Seattle Grunge Invasion), and the band was nicknamed “The Gurus Of Garage Grunge”.

By 1991 the band was riding high (20 years later they still are). A decade into their career they released a bunch of great records on various labels, but also had a deal with Indie-giant Beggar’s Banquet. Monster A-Go-Go – the record in question - was released on Skyclad subsidiary Screamin’ Skull in 1991. Around this time of the year, I might add, because it is a very special kind of release - a collection of 60s-type Monster and Halloween songs.

Subtitled 14 Spook-Adelic Halloween Classics! the band tackled a few of their spooky favourites like The Witch (The Sonics), Jack The Ripper (Screamin‘ Lord Sutch), D.O.A. (Bloodrock), She’s my Witch (Kip Tyler) or Roky Erickson’s masterpiece Night Of The Vampire for your ghoulish pleasure. So get your share of evil garage vibes NOW!

Monster A-Go-Go was deleted for more than a decade and is now reissued on the mighty Stag-O-Lee label in a nice and dandy digipak.

Tav Falco & Panther Burns

Tav Falco & Panther Burns Behind The Magnolia Curtain/Blow Your Top
2-LP/2-CD
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Rel.: Oct. 14, 2011

„Today’s rockabilly revivalists, such as Imelda May and Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, revere their sources. In the late 1970’s, however, degenerate New Yorkers and track-marked Australians pointed their quiffs at the future and bled post-punk noise over the music’s bones. This collection of Tav Falco’s early recordings finds the fabled Memphis polymath howling off-key over perfectly broken blues from the Panther Burns band, which features Big Star’s Alex Chilton on uncharacteristically sloppy guitar and Jim Sclavunos on drums, later poached by an indebted Nick Cave.“ ("Must-have reissue". Sunday Times)

30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of groundbreaking debut album with the Blow Your Top follow-up EP as aded bonus. This is hot, pretty baby, and the first installment of an ongoing Tav falco reissue series!

Double-CD in wallet sleeve contains two individual discs in vinyl replica covers plus a 24 page booklet containing memorabilia and three essays on the mighty Panther Burns.
Double vinyl comes on 2 x 180 Gramm vinyl, packaged in a gatefold-cover and printed inner sleeves with all the info, photos and essays of the CD booklet. Severely limited!

Stomp On It!

Stomp On It! A Stag-O-Lee Shakedown/Various Artists
CD
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Rel.: March 15, 2011

A budget priced compilation featuring tracks from the Stag-stable. Comes in a digipak and features album-cuts, 7"-b-sides and exclusive tracks - 9 out of 17 are rare or exclusive. Only available via the Glitterhouse mailorder and selected shops throughout Europe.

Miraculous Mule

Miraculous Mule Miraculous Mule
10"-EP
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Rel.: March 18, 2011

Miraculous Mule has been whipping audiences into a frenzy since forming in the latter part of 2010. The band features former Dream City Film Club front-man and solo artist Michael J Sheehy, who describes Miraculous Mule as "...a group of Anglo-Irish honkys who dig African-American Gospel, prison/work songs and Hillbilly music.”

They are a four piece with three lead singers; Sheehy, Alex Louise Petty (who has previously sung with Bronzerat artist Gemma Ray), and Patrick McCarthy (Sheehy's brother and longtime collaborator), who also plays the bass and, along with drummer Ian Burns, provides a driving rhythm section. Sheehy says. "We may be lapsed Catholics, agnostics and non-believers who have all stumbled into Hell's ditch, but we sincerely believe in the redemptive power of this music and how it makes us and our audiences feel. Our only mission is to move you!"

Their self-titled debut mini-album is a rich mix of reinterpretations, such as 'Prettiest Train' and 'No More My Lord', which they have adapted from Alan Lomax's field recordings; traditional Gospel songs, 'I Know I've Been Changed' and 'Run On' ; a vicious reworking of Chuck Berry's 'Downbound Train' , and a spine-tingling funky version of traditional folk song 'Wayfaring Stranger'.

Sonically the songs range from stripped down acapella to lengthy Hendrix-esque psychedelic wig outs. "We didn't think too hard about which songs to play or how to play them. This band runs on instinct, if it feels right we'll do it." Sheehy says. "We're not purists on a fruitless search for authenticity; merely copying the songs would be pointless. It's important to us to impress our own style upon them." The band's journey through these songs has led them to write original material which will be available on their second mini album due out later this year.

Their 6-song/26-minute debut is available only on beautiful and very limited 10 inch vinyl! It is preceded by a download only double-a-side single of Wayfaring Stranger/Run On.

The Fuzztones

The Fuzztones Preaching To The Perverted
LP / CD
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Rel.: Feb 11, 2011

It's probably not the wisest decision, commercially, for a band that's been relevant for over 30 years, to stray from the tried-and-true form that has helped them maintain their fanbase.

Yet that is just what The Fuzztones have done with their newest release, Preaching To The Perverted, The Fuzztones are globally recognized as the progenitors of the Garage Rock movement, and could easily continue retreading the same ground for many years to come, but they continually choose to push the envelope. Their last album, Horny As Hell, for instance, introduced a prominent horn section, black female background vocals and a hammond organ, adding a deep Soul element to their patented Garage-Grunge. While Preaching To The Perverted continues to explore the realm of Garage Psych - and adventurously engulfs every sub genre within (Psychedelic Soul, Garage Blues, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Lounge, et al), it dares to go beyond musical proficiency and experimentation.

This album contains a message - a wake-up call to the "perverted." One look at the cryptic cover art and it's immediately obvious that it's not sex that the 'Tones are referring to. Lyrically, the songs (all original compositions) address many political and social issues with music that drives the message home with the urgency required. Yet while Preaching To The Perverted is, by far, The Fuzztones most mature offering, it still maintains reverence to the Garage sound the band helped to re-introduce in the 80's. Possibly the most important album the genre has ever produced.

Cut In The Hill Gang

Cut In The Hill Gang Mean Black Cat
LP / CD
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Rel.: Oct. 25, 2010

Second full length by Cincinnati, Ohio based outfit fronted by ex-Soledad Brothers leader Johnny Walker (vocals, harmonica, guitar, bass). Just prior to these sessions the core trio of Walker, Lance Kaufman (vocals, drums) and Reuben Glaser (guitar, vocals) added a fourth member to the line-up: John Wesley (keyboards, vocals), in real life the gravel-voiced/keyboard-playing main attraction in The Black Diamond Heavies. Wesley was present on all recording sessions and will tour with the band in November.

When Cut In The Hill Gang released their Hats Off Boogie 7” (on Stag-O-Lee, of course) in spring 2010 it was a tribute to all their favorite bluesmen – from John Lee Hooker to Dr. Ross. A new longplayer needed to be recorded and the original idea was to re-record Hats Off Boogie, write a couple of new originals and cover at least 50 % of blues tunes – shredded Cut In The Hill gang-style of course. And instead of the sprawling 18 song Hung Up/Cut Down debut album the Stag-O-Lee head honcho demanded a concise 40-minute kick in the teeth, kinda like early Stooges backing a Benzedrine-damaged Howlin’ Wolf.

In the end Mean Black Cat (a track that was recorded, but is not on the album) is 20 seconds over time. And an all covers record. And still the kick in the teeth Stag-O-Lee asked for.

1) Dont Ever Leave Your Daddy At Home (Frank Frost)
2) Help Me (Traditional/Lula Collins)
3) Please Give Somethin’ (Bill Allen)
4) I Wanna Holler (Gary US Bonds)
5) Let’s Get Funky/Black To Comm (Hound Dog Taylor/MC5)
6) Serves Me Right To Suffer (Hooker)
7) Come On Home (Louis "Blues Boy" Jones)
8) The Right To Love You (James T Shaw Aka The Mighty Hannibal)
9) Fuck The People/Revolution (Kills/Spacemen 3)
10) Promise Me (Jeffrey Lee Pierce)

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Tokyo Sex Destruction

Tokyo Sex Destruction The Neighbourhood
CD
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Rel.: Oct. 25, 2010

Tokyo Sex Destruction is a four-piece from Barcelona with a sound that is universal. On the map since 2003 they banged out three records in the first three years of their existence. Those discs were regularly compared to The Hives and (International) Noise Conspiracy.

And now The Neighbourhood – a new album after a four year break in recording! In the meantime they played 150 gigs per year from San Francisco to Moscow, broke in a new bassplayer (who looks like the prez of the Pyreneean Taliban-chapter) and finetuned their sound. Which by now is a potent brew of rock-channeled soul, with characteristic handclaps, hammond organs, a horn section and catchy choruses sprinkled with "Hey Hey Heys" and "Yeah Yeah Yeahs"!

With The Neighbourhood, Tokyo Sex Destruction reinvent themselves showing maturity and diversity. They have moved beyond their direct MC5/ Sonics dichotomy, although all four of them still use the surname Sinclair, in honor of the MC5-manager and White Panther Party leader John Sinclair.

For the Stag-O-Lee version of The Neighbourhood Tokyo Sex Destruction recorded three additional studio songs in June 2010.

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Diplomats Of Solid Sound

Diplomats Of Solid Sound Hip Drop/I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)
7"-Single
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Rel.: Oct. 25, 2010

Based in Iowa City this 7-piece band started as an instrumental ensemble that released two album. For album #3 they added three female singers to the line-up (The Diplomettes) which was released on italian label Record Kicks. The same line-up (almost, one singer left, leaving two) recorded What Comes Around Goes Around), their full-length masterpiece that is being released simultaneously with the Stag-O-Lee 45.

But both these tracks won't be featured on the new album, as they are exclusives to this 45. Two cover version, Hip Drop is a funky little thing written by New orleans legend Eddie Bo and performed by The Explosions. On the flipside there is the great rhythm & blues dancer I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) that was a hit for The Ikettes and of course written by Ike Turner.

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Tav Falco & Panther Burns

Tav Falco & Panther Burns Conjurations: Séance For Deranged Lovers
LP/CD
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Rel.: June 6, 2010

Author Robert Gordon included a sizeable segment about Tav Falco and the beginnings of his group Panther Burns in his acclaimed book on Memphis music, It Came From Memphis. Falco has formed a legendary reputation nationally and internationally over the past three decades since the formation of Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, releasing dozens of recordings, produced by the comrades, Jim Dickinson, and Perry Michael Allen of Hi Records

Tav Falco first felt the twinges of musical inspiration growing up in rural Arkansas, where he was drawn to the rustic blues and jazz forms that abounded in the Mississippi Delta area. While working as a brakeman on the Missouri Pacific railroad, Falco would hop rides into Memphis -- where “music was just in the air,” He remembers hearing 1st generation country blues artists like Sleepy John Estes, Bukka White, Furry Lewis, Fred McDowell and Houston Stackhouse.

Falco later moved to Memphis, where he crafted avant-garde video documentaries of local musicians for the experimental TeleVista group. Around that time, he joined Jim Dickinson’s offbeat band Mud Boy & The Neutrons as a performance artist. “We would do these alternative theatrical art actions within the context of rock’n’roll shows," he recalls. “We were being hoisted up in harnesses and slung out over the audience and re-enacting scenes from William Burroughs involving shipwrecks, finger amputations and onstage explosions.”

Mud Boy eventually disbanded, but their free-for-all at Memphis’ Orpheum Theater would be Falco’s dramatic entry into the world of music making. Falco arrived with his battered Silvertone guitar (purchased from a neighbor for five dollars) on which he’d learned an odd, drone style from then obscure honky-tonk bluesman R.L. Burnside, and, between sets, he took the stage. “I was in evening clothes -- frock coat and tails, white tie and gloves -- and I had a chainsaw and an electric Skilsaw set up on two tables,” he remembers. He emerged alone, plugged in his guitar and launched into a gratingly distorted read of the old Leadbelly tune “Bourgeois Blues.” At the song’s frenzied climax, “I put the guitar down between the two tables, took the Skilsaw and ripped through it with that saw. People started screaming because it sounded like this industrial metal clanging-smashing- ripping sound, like a derailed freight train … and it was driving them crazy. Then I took out the chainsaw and finished the guitar off. The sound was horrendous and people were going completely hysterical in the audience. Then I passed out onstage and they had to drag me off. That was my first performance.”

Alex Chilton witnessed the mayhem, tracked Falco down and told him that a spiritual feeling had overtaken him during Falco’s performance. He encouraged Falco to start his own band, of which he would become a founding member and eventually produce. Taking the band’s name from a bit of local legend, the brutal slaying by fire of a panther that had terrorized a Mississippi plantation around the turn of the century, Falco found in Panther Burns an ideal conduit for “stirring up the dark waters of the unconscious and getting away from this sort of bourgeois realism that we all know.”

Playing in the Memphis cotton lofts -- wood-lined structures Falco likens to a guitar sounding box -- Panther Burns developed their own tone science and gut-bucket approach to fusing seemingly disparate musical forms. The unbridled Panther Burns shows, which often featured guests like rockabilly legend Charlie Feathers, became monumental, renegade events. Ever-committed to preserving indigenous music and furthering new and daring expression, in 1985 Falco and the Panther Burns founded Counter Fest, an annual festival showcasing the best and the worst of the Memphis arts underground. The band had quickly become a favorite in New York City, as well, where No Wave was emerging at the time. “All these bands were into this very ultra-cool bag and Panther Burns came in from Memphis with this really hot, incendiary music and we were accepted right away,” Falco remembers. “People really liked us because we represented that little pocket of antithesis.” Rough Trade Records enthused over the band, too, and released debut album Behind The Magnolia Curtain in 1981.

Twelve LP/EP releases and countless globe-trotting tours later, Falco moved to Europe, where he found his most embracing audiences, settling for a time in Vienna, and now in Paris. Though he sees some parallels between the river cities of Memphis and Vienna and Paris. The dramatic flair of his music has transmuted into film, landing Falco in moviemaking. In addition to his own expressionistic films, Falco appeared with Winona Ryder in the dubious 1989 Jerry Lee Lewis bio-flick Great Balls Of Fire and in 1993 portrayed the leader of a biker gang in the award-winning rock’n’roll road movie Highway 61, riding his own vintage Norton motorcycle.

Falco’s interest in Latin sounds has evolved into a devotion to tango-music, dance and lore -- which enjoys a certain popularity in Europe. Falco has become a tango dancer himself, regularly gliding in baroque ballrooms of Vienna’s many palaces and in the milongas of Paris and Buenos Aires. Falco describes tango’s intense allure: “Only with blues from the American South, a form with which tango shares certain thematic and tonal parallels, have I seen people moved with such dark power.”

Tango’s profound influence is evident in Falco’s albums, as woven through the Shadow Dancer record’s songs of unrequited love, betrayal, and lost causes. “It’s impossible to have any understanding of the future -- or to be in touch with the immediate present -- without having firsthand knowledge of the early musical forms and myths,” Falco says. “With Panther Burns, we call up the early myths and reach people on an orphic level.” As The New York Times has declared of unorthodox preservationist Falco, “(He is) a singer, guitarist and researcher of musical arcane who hasn’t let his increasingly technical expertise and idiomatic mastery compromise the clarity of his vision.”

Falco continues to perform with Panther Burns, appearing as a headliner at events like the Orange Evolution Festival in Newcastle, England,; also appearing in the It Came From Memphis series at The Barbican Centre in London in 2005. Falco’s films were also showcased in a “concert & flicks” event at Couvent des Ursulines in 2005. He recently appeared in By the Ways, a documentary film about color photographer William Eggleston, screened in 2005 at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, and a retrospective of his films was shown on April 21, 2006 at the prestigious La Cinémathèque Française. On October 20, 2006, Tav Falco & Panther Burns appeared on the Arthur Magazine, ArthurNIGHTS festival at the historic Palace Theatre in Los Angeles, and a delivered a command performance in 2007 at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, plus in 2008 headlining the Strade Blu Festival in Tredozio, Italy, and in 2009 the Alternatilla Festival in Mallorca, Spain, and the Barreiro Rocks Festival in Lisbon.

The album, CONJURATIONS: Séance for Deranged Lovers – just recorded in a secret studio in Saint Germain-des-Prés in Paris – is the definitive masterpiece of the Panther Burns. Refining the themes explored by the group over their career, the new record composed of all original songs, consummates Falco’s vision with a particularly poetic, yet turbulent thrust. His exceptional voice, described by one journalist, as sounding like Marlene Dietrich under torture, evokes the phenomenal fires of the Panther Burns and is supported by the rock solid line-up cast of players devoted to the band over the past decade: Giovana Pirrorno – drums: Grégoire Cat – guitar; Laurent Lanouzière, bass. Guests on the album include Bertrand Burgalat on harpsichord, and Olivier Manoury playing bandoneon.

The Fabulous Penetrators

The Fabulous Penetrators With Love
LP/CD
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Rel.: May 6, 2010 (June 6/UK)

A fearsome mix of sweat, glitter and ear rupturing rock'n'roll, East London based international five-piece The Fabulous Penetrators formed in late 2006 from the ashes of their 50's vaudevillian act, Paloma and The Penetrators. April 2010 sees the release of their long-awaited debut album 'With Love', finally bringing a touch of their live energy onto plastic.

A contrary concoction of post-modern attitude and honest rock’n’roll is at the core of their live performance - Leigh Bowery meets Captain Beefheart at first glance. Yet direct in the influences from the speakers - The Sonics, Sam & Dave, The Cramps, Little Richard, ZZ Top with the stage stylings of early Roxy Music. They are far away from any commercial establishment out there right now, shunning indie dullards for the fearsome blues and sleazy swagger of the 50s and 60s.

While frontman Liam Casey may spend more time searching for weird and wonderful stage costumes than on intelligible lyrics, his rhythmic, scowling delivery is the perfect match for the psycho blues riffs laid down. Add to this a penchant for extreme eye make-up, gorilla suits and mariachi outfits, he is the definitive front man who wants to be seen.

Vocal duties are shared with Parisian bassist Clement C-Coulom and guitarist Steve Lowe, with former guitarist John Robinson fronting two songs on the album. Clement’s vocal on 'Catching Up On Me' or 'Charlie' reveals his love of all things Little Richard, with whoops that would make the Georgia Peach proud. Guitarists Crispin Weir and Lowe's greaser haircuts maybe similar, but Crispin’s lightning-fast, vibrato-enriched style is more legendary blues man Lonnie Mack to Steve’s Fred Sonic Smith (MC5). This leaves Portuguese João Felizardo who beats skins like the ultimate heavy metal drummer, Dave Lombardo (Slayer) as well as providing backing vocals, unlike Dave Lombardo.

The Penetrators work hard to ensure every show an event in itself. They run their own night, Saturday Night Beaver at venues such as The Bethnal Green Workingmen’s Club, Notting Hill Arts Club and The Macbeth. Since 2006 it has packed these venues with people eager to escape London’s less inspiring live scene. It was in fact a trip to Saturday Night Beaver that resulted in their being snapped up by their eventual recording home Stag-O-Lee Records, part of Glitterhouse. Other live highlights include New Years Eve 2008 where they played 4 shows in 4 corners of London. Their 2009 tour of Spain ended playing at a brothel. Seeing The Fabulous Penetrators billed at the home of prostitutes apparently amused the promoter.
Festivals welcome them with open arms: Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Standon Calling and Shambala are already under their belts. At Glastonbury 2007, their 4am show was the “lustiest set of the festival” according to The Guardian’s report. And to show this was no fluke, in 2008 the Guardian, again, included an interview with the band in their G2 review - the only unsigned band to feature. Their four performances at Standon Calling, are now very much a part of Britain’s best boutique festival.

Their sound was described by Rough Trade as “pure psych-garage, 1960's shing-a-ling explosion with the raw sex of The Sonics, growling gruffness of Howlin' Wolf and dress-spinning twists of what is simply the best party soundtrack since 1968.” Highlights from their self-produced album include debut single, 'The Hump', a primitive blues pounder, follow up 'Send In The Clones' with its Ian Dury like take on a true garage riff, and the driving beat of 'Catching Up On Me'.

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Cut In The Hill Gang

Cut In The Hill Gang Hats Off Boogie / Road Runner
7"-Single
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Rel.: March 8, 2010

Hot on the heels of their Cut Down longplay debut the Kentucky based three piece led by ex-Soledad Brothers frontman Johnny Walker delivers two heavy punches. Kinda like The Stooges backing Howlin' Wolf. The a-side pays homage to their favorite bluesmen, while they give us a storming cover of Bo Diddley's Road Runner ("The girls love it. Trust me!" Johnny Walker) on the flip. Both tracks are non LP and freshly laid down on tape.

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The Fabulous Penetrators

The Fabulous Penetrators Send In The Clones / Down On Your Luck
7"-Single
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Rel.: Oct. 30, 2009

The Fabulous Penetrators are set to release their second Stag-O-Lee single. Released on limited seven inch vinyl it features live favourite 'Send In The Clones' and is a taste of what to expect from their debut album 'With Love' which is set for release early 2009. The b-side 'Down On Your Luck' is an exclusive!

Formed in East London in 2006, the 5 members of The Fabulous Penetrators, from 5 different countries have emerged as one of the most exciting bands on the London rock’n’roll scene. Combining ultra-tight, delightfully unhinged live performances and a tough power-punk garage sound, The Penetrators come across as a glittered mix of Captain Beefheart, The New York Dolls, and late Vegas-era, scary Elvis.

“This is a pure psych-garage, 1960's shing-a-ling explosion with the raw sex of The Sonics, growling gruffness of Howlin' Wolf and dress-spinning twists of what is simply the best party soundtrack since 1968.” (Base Ad Magazine)

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Bobby Franklin’s Insanity

Bobby Franklin’s Insanity Bring It On Down To Me (Pt 1+2)
7"-Single
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Rel.: Oct. 30, 2009

A Stag-O-Lee Reissue! Bobby Franklin was born in Birmingham Alabama, and grew up on Parkside in Detroit Michigan, during the Motown, Motor City Blues, and Detroit Jazz era when music and cars ruled supreme. After a stint in the Navy Franklin started a band called Bobby Franklin's Insanity with a group of guys he grew up with: John Hopkins, Hubert Crawford, Mike Anthony and Michael Gray.

In the spring of 1969 Bobby Franklin's Insanity went to Chicago and met Curtis Mayfield and Eddie Thomas (his manager and partner), signed a contract with Mayfield’s Curtom Records, and Curtis Mayfield produced the debut single, 'Bring It On Down To Me'. Arguably the hardest funk single to appear in the Curtom, 'Bring It On Down To Me' is all guitar rips and handclaps plus Franklin's rough, bluesy vocals.

After its 1969 release on Curtom’s sub-label Thomas, the record was under promoted, under exploited, and had a very small amount of promotion. It subsequently sunk like a stone. However, the ultra-rare original 7” has since been re-appraised by cratediggers and funkateers worldwide.

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The Death Letters

The Death Letters The Death Letters
CD
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Rel.: Oct. 30, 2009

The Death Letters are a Dutch two-piece band from the city of Dordrecht consisting of Victor (17 years old, playing drums) and Duende (18, guitar/vocals). The band offers an overwhelming mixture of Rock with mainly Punk and Blues influences but their music also consists of elements from Hard Rock, Pop and Country. Influences come from acts as diverse as The Black Keys, The Datsuns, John Lee Hooker, Son House, Hank Williams and John Frusciante to name just a few.

They started practising in 2006 and three years later released their self-titled debut.

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Tav Falco & Panther Burns

Tav Falco & Panther Burns

Administrator Blues / Real Cool Trash

7"-Single  

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Rel.: May 4, 2009

"The master of a raw and shambolic fusion of rockabilly, blues, and fractured noise, Tav Falco was, along with the Cramps, one of the earliest purveyors of what would come to be known as psychobilly (though his version of the sound lacked the campy horror movie ambience others brought to it), and he anticipated the fractured but hard-hitting blueswailing of the Gories and the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion by close to a decade.”, says the All Music Guide about Tav Falco & Panther Burns, a true Memphis legend.

Well, he signed to Stag-O-Lee and we`re going to re-release his first five albums deluxe-style as well as a brand new studio album called Conjurations (May 2010). The Ambassador Blues is taken from said album, the rumbustios 5+ minute b-side Real Cool Time is exclusive to this 7”.

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Big John Bates

Big John Bates Bangtown
LP
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Rel.: May 4, 2009

3-piece from Vancouver with a wyld live show featuring two burlesque dancers. Active since 2001 Bangtown is their 5th album.

From the very first notes of "Fill Your Tank," this band lets you know that you are in for a high-octane musical experience. OK, but what does that really mean, you ask. Well, you've got Bates, who plays guitar parts that border punkabilly and blues. Then there is the driving rhythm section of sCare-oline on the doghouse bass and JT Brander on drums. Add backing vocals by Jenn Chycoski and Little Miss Risk in a cabaret style. Now blend all those parts in some very uptempo tunes and what you have is a general overview of Bangtown.

Vinyl on Stag-O-Lee (CD out at Rookie Records) with bonus tracks and fold-out cover.

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The Death Letters

The Death Letters Schizophrenic / Is It Love That I Felt?
7"-Single
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Rel.: May 4, 2009

Very young Dutch two-piece with their debut 45. Just manic guitar and thundering drums, Schizophrenic is a Smells Like Teen Spirit-like anthem for 2010. The B-side is not on the CD-version of the album.

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Cut In The Hill Gang

Cut In The Hill Gang Cut Down
CD
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Rel.: Feb. 26, 2009

The US trio breathes new life into the old Garagerock corpse. Johnny Walker (ex-Soledad Brothers) and his cohorts present the CD version of their vinyl debut. 5 songs from the Hung Up LP are substituted by 6 new ones, plus the 7"-b-side Sugar Never Tasted So Good.

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Roll Your Moneymaker

Roll Your Moneymaker Early Black Rock’n’Roll 1948-1958/Various Artists
2-LP
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Rel.: Jan. 10, 2009

Long before Elvis, many black Blues Gospel and Jazz artists had laid the cornerstone for the musical revolution that would shatter the western world - Rock'n'Roll. Much less known than their white imitators, nonetheless they produced the grittier originals - they combined the archaic drive of the Blues with Country melodies and the feverish beat of black Gospel, and pepped up African rhythms with electric amplification in order to please their audience's hunger for new thrills.

Besides well-known names like Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf or Bo Diddley, the compilation "Roll Your Moneymaker" also honours many unjustly overseen Rock'n Roll pioneers: from gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe to Johnny Guitar Watson, from Ike Turner's early rockabilly blueprints to the doo-wop-rock of Ruth Brown, alongside dazzling musicians as Magic Slim, Andre Williams, Big Maybelle, Rufus Thomas, Lazy Lester, Etta James and Jesse Stone.

Tracklisting :
01. Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm - You've Got To Lose
02. Howlin' Wolf - You Gonna Wreck My Life
03. Etta James - W.O.M.A.N.
04. Sharkey Jake - Roll Your Moneymaker
05. Lazy Lester - Sugar Coated Love
06. Rufus Thomas - Tiger Man
07. John J. Moses - Night Out
08. Andre Williams - I'm Going Down To Tijuana
09. Ruth Brown - Please Don't Freeze
10. Bill Davis Trio - Bring The Money In
11. Big Maybelle - Don't Leave Poor Me
12. Johnny "Guitar" Watson - Space Guitar
13. Ike Turner - She Made My Blood Run Cold
14. Slim Harpo - I Got Love If You Want It
15. Otis Rush - Keep On Loving Me Baby
16. Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Jericho
17. Billy The Kid Emerson - If Lovin' Is Believing
18. Bo Diddley - Heart-O-Matic Love
19. Ann Cole & The Suburbans - Got My Mojo Working
20. Magic Sam - 21 Days In Jail
21. Chuck Berry - Deep Feeling
22. Jesse Stone - Crawfish
23. Joe Tex - Pneumonia
24. Junior Parker - Love Me Baby

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Cut In The Hill Gang

Cut In The Hill Gang

Hung Up
LP
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Rel.: Oct. 23, 2008

Covington, Kentucky. Hung Up is the debut longplayer by Cut In The Hill Gang! The new band of Soledad Brothers leader Johnny Walker delivers a mighty slab of 180 gramm vinyl. Imagine The Stooges and Mudhoney jammin’ with Howlin’ Wolf.

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The Detroit Cobras

The Detroit Cobras Ya Ya Ya (Looking For My Baby) / As Long As I Have You
7"-Single
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Rel.: Oct. 23, 2008

Detroit, Michigan. Killer double-A-side 45. Two of the best tracks this amazing band has ever recorded!

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The Fabulous Penetrators

The Fabulous Penetrators The Hump / Oh My Soul
7"-Single
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Rel.: Oct. 23, 2010

London, England. This is a pure psych-garage, 1960's shing-a-ling explosion with the raw sex of The Sonics, growling gruffness of Howlin' Wolf and dress-spinning twists of what is simply the best party soundtrack since 1968.

Debut 45!

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Cut In The Hill Gang

Cut In The Hill Gang Johnny Walker's Quixotic Dream / Sugar Never Tasted So Good
7"-Single
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Rel.: Oct. 23, 2008

Johnny Walker is no longer a Soledad Brother by name, but he's still one sick mother by trade. Check him out in his new band... Cut In The Hill Gang. Debut 45 – b-side is a White Stripes cover.

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Saint Silas Intercession

Saint Silas Intercession All About The Money / The Fear
7"-Single
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Rel.: Oct. 23, 2008

London, England. The McCarthy brothers and their mates offer a dual-fronted tour de force of urban kick-arse garage blues.

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