Monday, 23 February 2015

Joan Spins Again - Volume 1 (re-up)


In response to a request, here is a re-up of "Joan Selects - Volume 1". The remaining three volumes will be re-upped later in the week.

This second series of compilations by Joan consisted of short LP length selections of vintage R&B. There are just 18 tracks here, but, hey, they're all killer, etc. I would like to state here and now that "535" by The Dreamers is one humungous piece of rockin' rhythm 'n' blues. Download and hear for yourselves!

The original post with label shots, etc can be read here:


And here is your new download link:


Tracklist:

01 The Flamingos - Get With It - Parrot 811 1955
02 The Derbys - Night After Night - Mercury 71437  1957
03 The Sonnets - Angel Of My Dreams - Lane 501  March 1958
04 The Winners - Can This Be Love - Rainbow 331  1956
05 The Dreamers - 535 - Grand 131  1955
06 The L' Cap-Tans - The Bells Ring Out - Hollywood 1092  1958
07 The Scale-Tones - Dreamin and Dreamin - Jay-Dee 810 1956
08 The Senders - I Dream Of You Night After Night - Kent 320 1959
09 The Hollyhocks - You For Me  - Nasco 6001 1957
10 The Castros - Is It Right - Lasso 502 1959
11 The Thrills - Ain't Got The Money To Pay For This Drink - JAB 103 June 1956
12 The Radars - You Belong To Me - Abbey 3025
13 The Goldentones - Little Island Girl - Hush 101  1959
14 The Swallows - Will You Be Mine - King 4458  1951
15 The Corsairs - Rock, Lilly, Rock - Hytone 110 1958 
16 The Radiants - Joyce - Chess Demo, unreleased 1962
17 The Native Boys - Native Girl - Modern 939 1954
18 The Wrens - What Makes You Do The Things You Do - Rama 184 1955

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Maxwell Davis And His Tenor Sax (re-up)


This is the final LP in the Aladdin "... and His Tenor Sax" series. As with the previous LPs in this series, "Maxwell Davis And His Tenor Sax" underwent various changes, first appearing as a 10" album in 1954, then a 12" album in 1956 and then re-appearing on the Score budget label with a new title, "Blue Tango", in 1957. This is an extended 1980s release on the UK / Danish Official label.

The full story of the various incarnations of this LP, along with an outline of the career of Maxwell Davis can be read on the original post here:


Your new download link is here:


Tracklist:

Side 1:
1. Blue Tango
2. Popsicle
3. Blue Shuffle
4. Glory Of Love
5. Hey, Good Lookin'
6. Joe Louis Story Theme
7. Gomain Nasai (Forgive Me)
8. Ooh!

Side 2:
1. Hey Boy
2. C'est Si Bon
3. Look Sharp
4. Strange Sensation
5. Kiss Me Again
6. Hot Point
7. No Other Love
8. Charmaine

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Lester Young And His Tenor Sax Volume1 (re-up)


Today's re-up is another LP from the Aladdin "... and his Tenor Sax" series. Like the Illinois Jacquet and Lynn Hope albums, this LP originally appeared as a 10" LP in 1954, but this time around the 1956 reissue as a 12" LP was spread over 2 volumes. Back in July 2010 I "reconstructed" Volume 1 of "Lester Young and his Tenor Sax" by ripping the tracks from a couple of old second hand / charity shop vinyl compilations, so you still get that authentic click and hiss, although not from a reissue of the original LP!

The original 2010 post is here:


It contains a more detailed look at the various issues of this album, label and cover scans sent in by Joan K and other kindly people, and a full run down on the tracks - when, where and who, plus original release. All of the tracks were originally released as 78 rpm singles on Philo / Aladdin.

Your new download link is here:


Tracklist:

1. D.B. Blues
2. Lester Blows Again
3. These Foolish Things
4. Jumpin' At Mesner's
5. It's Only A Paper Moon
6. After You've Gone
7. Lover Come Back To Me
8. Jammin' With Lester
9. You're Driving Me Crazy
10. New Lester Leaps In
11. She's Funny That Way
12. Lester's Be Bop Boogie
13. S.M. Blues

This is the running order of the original "Volume 1" album, but I'm not sure where the divide between Side 1 and Side 2 should be! Can anyone help?

Friday, 20 February 2015

Illinois Jacquet And His Tenor Sax (re-up)


A 1983 Pathe Marconi reissue of an album originally released by Aladdin as a 10 incher in 1954 and then as a twelve incher in 1956. This was originally posted on Be Bop Wino in October 2009. Illinois Jacquet was an important figure in the development of both jazz and R&B tenor saxophone. His wild performance on the live cut of "Blues" from the first Jazz At The Philharmonic concert is probably the root of the honking and squealing R&B tenor sax.

"Flying Home, Parts 1 and 2" was the first disc issued on the Mesner Brothers' Philo label in 1945. "Uptown Boogie" / "Throw It Out Of Your Mind Baby" was the second issue on the label which was later renamed Aladdin. All other tracks on this LP were recorded in 1947. For more information on Illinois Jacquet and these recordings please read the original post here:


Your new download link is:


Tracklist:

Side 1
1. Flying Home, Part 1
2. Flying Home, Part 2
3. Uptown Boogie
4. Throw It Out Of Your Mind Baby
5. For Europeans Only
6. Big Dog
7. You Left Me All Alone
8. Jivin' With Jack The Bellboy
9. Blow Illinois Blow

Side 2
1. Illinois Blows The Blues
2. Goofin' Off
3. Riffin' With Jacquet
4. Don't Push Daddy
5. Sahara Heat
6. It's Wild
7. Destination Moon
8. For Truly
9. I Surrender Dear

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Lynn Hope And His Tenor Sax (re-up)






















Re-upped from October 2009. This is a 1983 Pathe Marconi issue of an LP originally put out by Aladdin as a 10" album way back in 1954. Aladdin issued 3 other LPs in a short "... and his Tenor Sax" series in the 1950s - the other artists featured being Illinois Jacquet, Maxwell Davis and Lester Young. 1980s versions of these LPs appeared on Be Bop Wino years ago and more re-ups with new links may be in the pipeline ...

This has been one of my favourite tenor sax LPs for 30 years. The sound quality is excellent and while there is no wild honking on display, there's lots of exotica-tinged sax stylings for the discerning R&B and even striptease jazz fan.

The original post from October 2009 can be read here:

http://bebopwinorip.blogspot.co.uk/2009/10/lynn-hope-and-his-tenor-sax.html

Click the link to board the Be Bop Wino Way-Back Time Machine and get the lowdown on the Maharajah of the Saxophone.

Your new working download link is here:

http://www33.zippyshare.com/v/oSTGRgvm/file.html

Tracklist:

Side 1
1. Tenderly
2. Driftin' (Goin' Home)
3. Hope, Skip And Jump
4. Blue Moon
5. Blues For Anna Bacoa
6. Eleven Til Two
7. Miserlou

Side 2
1. Blow Lynn Blow
2. Move It
3. Don't Worry 'Bout Me
4. South Of The Border
5. September Song
6. Summertime
7. The Scrunch

Those Great Blues Girls From The 40's (re-up)























In response to a request for a re-up, here's this 1985 Pathe Marconi collection of tracks originally released on Philo / Aladdin, Capitol and Imperial. Betty Hall Jones is very much the star here. Her combination of piano tinkling, sophisticated wit and dry vocal delivery is reminiscent of Julia Lee and Nellie Lutcher.

The original post and write up from January 2010 is here:

http://bebopwinorip.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/those-great-blues-girls-from-40s.html

The new download link is here:

http://www21.zippyshare.com/v/89p0cMAj/file.html

Tracklist:

Side 1
1. Rose Mitchell - Baby Please Don't Go
2. Cleo Brown - Cleo's Boogie
3. Addie Williams - Maybe Someday
4. Helen Humes - Stop Jivin' Around
5. Helen Humes - Please Let Me Forget
6. Tina Dixon - Hello Baby
7. Tina Dixon - Don't You Know I Want To Love You

Side 2
1. Betty Hall Jones - You Got To Have What It Takes
2. Betty Hall Jones - If I Ever Cry (You'll Never Know)
3. Betty Hall Jones - This Joint's Too Hip For Me
4. Betty Hall Jones - Thrill Me
5. Betty Hall Jones - Buddy Stay Off That Wine
6. Betty Hall Jones - That's A Man For You
7. Betty Hall Jones - I Never Miss The Sunshine (I'm So Used To The Rain)

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Joan Selects Encore Appearance Volume 2


And this was the end of Joan Selects. Forty crackly examples of that vocal group record phenomenon - the talking bridge. Think The Ink Spots and those records that always had a spoken interlude, seemingly always beginning with the words "Honey Child ... " Or is my memory playing me tricks? Or perhaps that was Spike Jones and his City Slickers in one of their send ups.

Anyway as you can hear from Joan's marvelous selection, the tradition continued in vocal group records throughout the 1950s. You can find Joan's write up in the original post from 2010 here:

http://bebopwinorip.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/joan-selects-encore-appearance-volume-2.html

She knows a lot more about this than I do! Also on display on the original post are some rare label shots.

And here is your new download link:

http://www13.zippyshare.com/v/oBVHFBU4/file.html

Tracklist:

01 - The Velvetones - Glory Of Love - Release:  Aladdin 45-3372
02 - The Enchanters - True Love Gone - Release:  Coral 8-61756
03 - The Swans - Wedding Bells, Oh Wedding Bells - Release:  Fortune 813
04 - The Corvets - I'm Going To Cry - Release:  Moon 100
05 - The Jayhawks - Counting My Teardrops - Release: Flash 104
06 - The Esquires - Only The Angels Know - Release: Hi-Po 103
07 - The Squires - A Dream Come True - Release:  Kicks 1-F
08 - The Diablos - The Wind - Release:  Fortune 511
09 - The Ink Spots - If I Didn't Care - Release: Decca 9-23632
10 - The Medallions - The Letter - Release:  Dootone 347
11 - The Delicardos - Letter To A School Girl - Release: Elgey 1001
12 - The Tellers - Tears Fell From My Eyes - Release: Fire 1038
13 - The Supremes - Just For You and I - Release:  Ace 534
14 - The Dukes - I'll Find Her - Release: Imperial x5385
15 - The Velvitones - A Prayer At Gettysburgh - Release: Milmart 113x45
16 - The Gates -  Summer Night Love - Release: Peach 716
17 - The Five Willows - Dolores 1 - Release:  Allen 1002x45
18 - The Teardrops - Come Back To Me - Release: Sampson 634-A
19 - The Quintones - The Lonely Telephone - Release: Jordan 1601
20 - The Ink Spots - We Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me) - Release:  Decca 9-23634
21 - The Equallos -  Beneath The Sun - Release: M & M
22 - The Rockaways - I'm Not Going Steady - Release: Epic 9226
23 - The El Pollos - These Four Letters - Release: Studio St. 999
24 - The Twisters - This Is The End - Release: Sunset 501
25 - The Gainors - The Secret - Release: Cameo 151
26 - The Spinners -  My Love and Your Love - Release: Rhythm 125
27 - The Blue Jays - Write Me A Letter - Release: BlueJay  1002
28 - The Esquires - My Dearest, My Darling - Release: Odyssey
29 - The Melotones - Prayer Of Love - Release: Lee Tone 700
30 - The Smoothtones - Bring Back Your Love (To Me) - Release:  Jem 412-45
31 - The Jupiters - It Takes Two - Release: Planet X  9621
32 - The Ebonaires -  Love Call - Release: Lena L-1001
33 - The Lovers - A Lonely Island - Release: Derby 1030
34 - The Execs - Walking In The Rain - Release: Fargo 1055
35 - The Velvetones -  Found My Love - Release: Aladdin 45-3391
36 - The Five Embers -  Please Come Home - Release:  Gem 224
37 - The Blenders - It Takes Time - Release:  AFO 305
38 - The Five Kids - Carolyn - Release: Maxwell 101 (2 known copies)
39 - The Whispers - Are You Sorry - Release: Gotham G-7-312
40 - The Ink Spots - When You Come To The End Of The Day - Release: King 45--1425

And that, folks, is that, for now. Many, many thanks to Joan for all her hard work in bringing these sounds and label shots to us.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Joan Selects Encore Appearance (re-up)























And now the end is near ...  after Volume 20 Joan K came up with 2 extra volumes of "Joan Selects." Here's the first additional collection of 35 weepers, pleaders, rockers and solid gone gassers.

Download from:

http://www34.zippyshare.com/v/vmTWCwET/file.html

Tracklist:

1)  The Spiedels - Dear Joan Release:   Crosley  201  (1958)
2)  The Gems - Talk About The Weather   Release:  Drexel 901 (1954)
3)  The De-Vaurs - Boy In Mexico Release:  Moon 105  (1959)
4)  Ferris and the Wheels -  He Was A Fortune Teller Release:   United Artists 458  (1962)
5)  The Whirlwinds - Heartbeat Release:   Phillips 40139  (1967)
6)  The Four Plaid Throats - My Inspiration Release:   Mercury 70143
7)  The Four Buddies - Ooh-Ow Release:   Savoy 888  (1953)
8)  The Valaquons - Teardrops Release:   Laguna 102 (1964)
9)   Mary Edwards & The Saxons - Oh! Oh! Mama Release:  Meteor 5031 (1956)
10)  Bo Diddley and the Carnations - Don't Let It Go Release:
11)   Joey and the Lexingtons - Tears From My Eyes Release:   Dunes 2029  (1962)
12)   The Metrotones -  Skitter Skatter Release:   Reserve 116  (1954)
13)   The Jets - Heaven Above Me Release:   Gee 1020  (1956)
14)   The  Rhythm Masters - Until Now  Release: Bennett 1949
15)   The Roamers -  I'll Never Get Over You Release:   Savoy 1147  (1955)
16)   The Videls - We Belong Together Release:  Musicnote 117  (1963)
17)   The Blue Dots - My Very Own Release:  Hurricane 104  (1959)
18)   The Marshall Brothers - Why Make A Fool Out Of Me Release: Savoy 873 (1952)
19)    The Quarternotes - Hold Me Darling Release:  Little Star 112  (1962)
20)   The Crystals - My Heart's Desire  Release:   Apollo 462  (1954) (also known as the Opals)
21)   The Mighty Dukes - Why Can't I Have You  Release: Duke 104  (1952)
22)    The Velvetones - penalty of love Release: D 1649  (1959)
23)   The Daylighters - I Love The Life I Live Release:
24)  The Nic-Nacs -  I Found Me A Sugar Daddy Release:  RPM 313  (1949)
25)   The Mixers - Casanova Release:   Bold 102 (1959)
26)   The Velvet Angels - i'm in love Release:   Medieval 201
27)  The Dikes - Dont Leave Me Poor Release:  Federal 12249  (1955)
28)   The Marvells - Did She Leave You Release:  Magnet 1005  (1959)
29)  The Empires - Sittin' On Top Of The World Release:
30)   The Twigs - Lover Boy Release:   Hollywood 1026  (1954)
31)   The Four Buddies - You Mean Everything To Me Release:  Club 51  103  (1956)
32)   The Riffs -  Little Girl Release:   Sunny 22  (1964)
33)   The Impressors - Do You Love Her Release:  Cub 9010  (1958)
34)   The Lyrics - I'm In Love Release:   Hy-Tone  111  (1958)
35)   The Quarternotes - Hold Me Darling Release:  Little Star 112  (1962)

Coming soon - the living end!

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Joan Selects Volume 20 (re-up)






















Volume 20 of Joan Selects was originally called "The Grand Finale" but it wasn't quite the end of the series ...

Forty vocal group tracks full of yearning. Classics abound - such as "Secret Love" by The Moonglows (an old favourite of mine), "For Your Precious Love" by Jerry Butler and The Impressions, "Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight" by The Spaniels, plus the incomparable "The Wind" by Nolan Strong and The Diablos. Then there's the ridiculously over the top Velvetones ...

Download from here:

http://www4.zippyshare.com/v/JmByjGbI/file.html

Here's the tracklist:

Joan Selects Volume 20 - The Grand Finale:

01 The Five Satins  - I'll Remember (In The Still Of The Night) - Ember E-1005
02 The Dominoes - Love, Love, Love - Federal 45-12072-A
03 The Velvetones -  Found My Love - Aladdin 45-3391
04 The Diablos - The Wind - Fortune 511
05 The Castelles - My Girl Awaits Me - Grand 45-101
06 The Five Notes -  You Are So Beautiful - Josie 45-784
07 The Jaguars - The Way You Look Tonight - R-Dell 11
08 The Fascinators - Chapel Bells - Capitol F-4053
09 The Solitaires - The Angels Sang - Old Town O.T. 1026
10 The Five Willows - My Dear, Dearest Darling - Allen 45-1000
11 The Casinos - Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye - Fraternity F-977
12 The Crystals - Come To Me Baby - Luna 45-101
13 Luther Bond and the Emeralds - Starlight, Starbright - Savoy 1131
14 The Duprees - You Belong To Me - Coed CO 569
15 The Flamingos - Dream Of A Lifetime - Parrot 808
16 The Drifters -  Your Promise To Be Mine - Atlantic 45-1089
17 The Nite Caps -  In Each Corner Of My Heart - Groove 4G-0176
18 The Harptones - Life Is But A Dream - Paradise P-101-A
19 The Five Diamonds - Ten Commandments of Love - Treat 501
20 Jerry Butler & The Impressions - For Your Precious Love - Abner 1013
21 The Sharptones - Made To Love - Post x2009
22 The Cufflinxs - Lawful Wedding - Dootone 438-B
23 The Crests - Pretty Little Angel - Coed  501
24 The Robins - My Heart's The Biggest Fool - RCA Victor 47-5175
25 The Moonglows - Secret Love - Chance CH-1152
26 The Swallows - I Only Have Eyes For You - King 45-4533-AA
27 The Checkers - Night's Curtains - King 4581
28 The Plants - Dear I Swear - J & S 1602 A
29 The Orchids - You're Everything To Me - Parrot 815
30 The Charms - Happy Are We - DeLuxe 6014
31 The TimeTones - In My Heart - Time Sqauare 421
32 The Wrens - Love's Something Made For Two - Rama RR-110
33 The Passions - Just To Be With You - Audicon 45-102
34 The Royals - Every Beat Of My Heart - Federal 45-12064-AA
35 The Orioles - There's No One But You - Jubilee 45-5134
36 The Dubs - Could This Be Magic - Gone 5011
37 Harvey and the moonglows - Don't Be Afraid To Love - Chess 1735
38 The Admirations -  Bells Of Rosa Rita - Mercury 71721X45
39 The Ink Spots - When You Come To The End Of The Day - King 45-1425
40 The Spaniels - Goodnite Sweetheart, Goodnite - Vee Jay VJ-107

A more than generous helping of label scans is included in the download. Thanks Joan!

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Joan Selects Volume 19 (re-up)

Volume 19 of the Joan Selects series is a mix of vocal group novelties, ranging from classics such as "Louie, Louie" and "Be Bop Wino" to the downright demented such as Vito & The Salutations' crazed deconstruction of "Unchained Melody." No wonder this collection was originally subtitled "Joan Gets Silly."

Highly recommended - download, stick on your media player, put your feet up and join in with Andre Williams as he pleads "Pass The Biscuits, Please." Life don't get any better than this.

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Joan Selects Volume 19 Tracklist:

01 Rufus Hunter and the Masters -  Purple Stew - Aladdin 45-3440
02 The Halos -  Nag - 7 Arts S 709
03 Vito and the Salutations -  Unchained Melody - Herald H-583
04 Andre Williams - Pass The Biscuits Please - Fortune 839X
05 The Lamplighters -  Be Bop Wino - Federal 45-12152
06 The Chips -  Rubber Biscuit - Josie 45-803
07 The Marcels -  Friendly Loans - Colpix CP 651
08 The Marquees -  Hey Little School Girl - Okeh 4-7096
09 The Pentagons - Silly  Dilly - Specialty 644
10 The Imperials -  Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop - End 1060
11 Richard Berry and the Pharoes -  Louie, Louie - Flip 45-321
12 The Chalets - Fat - Fat - Fat! Mom - Mi - O - True-Lite 1001
13 The Chandeliers -  Dancing In The Congo - Angle Tone 529-3
14 The Monotones -  The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow - Argo 5321
15 The Spaniels -  Play It Cool - Vee Jay VJ-1116
16 The Stereos -  I Really Love You - Cub K9095
17 The Fascinators - Fried Chicken & Macaroni - Capitol 45-CL-15062
18 The Three Friends -  Dedicated (To The Songs I Love) - Imperial X5763
19 The Cellos -  The Be-Bop Mouse - Apollo 516-45
20 The Belmonts – Street Corner Symphony
21 Sheriff and the Revels -  Shomblor - Vee Jay VJ 306
22 Rick and The Keens -  Peanuts  - Le Cam 721
23 12 Year Old Richard Lanham -  On Your Radio - Acme 45-A-712
24 The Devotions -  Rip Van Winkle - Roulette R-4541
25 Nino and The Ebb Tides -  Jukebox Saturday Night - Madison M166
26 The Olympics -  Western Movies - Demon FF-1508
27 The Delroys -  Bermuda Shorts - Apollo 514
28 The Dandeliers -  Chop Chop Boom - States 147
29 The Savoys - Yacka Hoom Boom - Combo 75
30 The Capris -  Morse Code Of Love - Ambient Sound 02697
31 The Visuals -  The Submarine Race - Popular #115