(Vinyl LP) The seminal debut album from the quintessential American power pop band now available on domestic vinyl for the first time in a generation. Features the classic line up of Alex Chilton, Chris Bell, Andy Hummel and Jody Stephens. LP includes faithfully restored sleeve and label art.
In Ireland, a country churning out hit makers like so much Guinness, Bell X1 are at the forefront of the frenzy. Called 'The best band in Ireland' by Vanity Fair magazine, the quintet of rockers has seen four songs simultaneously chart in the Irish Top 20 and the album, Flock, has since gone 5-times platinum. The band is now bringing their sound stateside with the US release of Flock on Yep Roc Records. Bell X1 was formed when original band Juniper split upon the exit of Damien Rice for a soon to be
According to singer Alexander Zelkin, there was "an awakening of Qu+ªbec's consciousness of its own culture" at the time of La Belle Province Qu+ªbec's release, manifested both in the arts and political movements: Zelkin characterizes the province as tied to its French roots more than to Canada. The album, which was originally released by Monitor Records in 1990, features Zelkin and Denise B+ªrard performing modern arrangements of French-Canadian folk music, with instrumental accompaniment. The liner notes
By the 1970s gospel music was at a crossroads. Rhythm and blues had moved into soul, and the old-timey feel of much of gospel was alienating younger audiences. It fought back by adapting the sounds of contemporary funk and soul to their songs of devotion, and in recent years these records have become some of the hottest items amongst collectors. However until now the Stax Organisation and its Gospel Truth label had been largely ignored. Started by label boss Al Bell and run by veteran black music radio
Patty Griffin's much sought after Silver Bell is finally getting its official release. Silver Bell would have been Griffin's third album. It was recorded in 2000 but went unreleased by A&M Records. Despite its years of limbo the album spawned two huge hits for the Dixie Chicks, who covered both 'Top Of The World' and 'Truth #2' for their 2002 Home album. Newly mixed by legendary producer Glyn Johns, Silver Bell includes 14 original songs that were recorded back in 2000 at Daniel Lanois' Kingsway Studio in
Liner Note Author: Alec Palao.Memphis-based Ardent Records was an outgrowth of the legendary Ardent studios, whose clients were top-shelf artists from both sides of the Atlantic, but the label drew from a stunningly deep pool of local talent, eventually becoming best known for power-pop icons Big Star. THANK YOU FRIENDS is a two-disc collection that charts the course of the little label that could, following it from its lo-fi origins in the 1960s through to its `70s heyday and its partnership with Stax
CD - Lulu Belle & Scotty ~ Sweethearts of Country Music [Gusto Records] (new)
22 tracks w. Tom Bell, Oscar Woods, Joe Harris, Noah Moore, Kid West, Tom Bell, Washboard Trio 1940-41
'Winter Wonderland' is a totally dynamic collection that presents the very best of Christmas, both sacred and secular, and features some of the best remembered performers of all time. The first CD focuses on Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians, who's Christmas albums were among the best sellers of the 50s and 60s. Included are delicate arrangements of "I Wonder As I Wander", "Toyland", "Silent Night" as well as classic carols "Caroling, Caroling", "Jingle Bells", "Silent Night, Holy Night" and more. The
This is the first release in Jasmine's series showcasing R&B vocal groups from different parts of the U.S.A. This collection features The Willows, The Valentines and The Fiestas from New York and The Nutmegs from New Haven, Connecticut. Includes all the hits the four groups enjoyed including "Church Bells May Ring" by The Willows, "Lily Maebelle" & "Woo Woo Train" by The Valentines, "A Story Untold" & "Ship Of Love" by The Nutmegs and "So Fine" & "You Could Be My Girlfriend" by The Fiestas. Fully detailed
In the 1950s Big Band music was in the decline, however Lawrence Welk was still going strong and holding his own against the upcoming Rock n Roll and Rhythm and Blues artists. This superb collection from one of the last prolific band leaders who's career spanned almost 60 years includes the big hits "Threepenny Opera", "Oh Happy Day", "Poor People Of Paris", plus tracks featuring the ever popular vocalist Don Cornell, Johnny Desmond and Teresa Brewer. This set features recordings from the successful
Rusty Draper was one of the biggest crossover stars of the 1950s, selling over a million records to Pop and Country audiences. Featuring hits and million sellers such as "No Help Wanted", "Gambler's Guitar", "Lighthouse", "The Shifting Sands" & "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett" plus his duets with Patti Page, "Wedding Bells Will Soon Be Ringing" and "Release Me". Also incorporated are selections from his popular albums including the highly acclaimed Hoagy Carmichael collection. Plus backing from David Carroll
Dirty Side Down, the 11th studio album from Widespread Panic is set for a May 25th release on ATO Records. Dirty Side Down is comprised of 12 songs that incorporate Panic s unique blend of rock, jazz and blues inspired textures into songs flowing with melody, rhythm and emotion. After 24 years, Widespread Panic remain one of America s best live bands, and most successful touring acts. Aside from their legendary live shows, they continue to raise the bar in their genre through their songwriting, and Dirty
Personnel: Hannah Cohen (vocals); C.J. Camerieri (brass).Audio Mixer: Peter Katis.Recording information: Tarquin Studios.Irish ensemble Bell X1's sixth studio album, 2013's Chop Chop, is an atmospheric, languid, and deeply ruminative album. Once again centered around lead singer Paul Noonan, Chop Chop is a quieter affair than 2011's Bloodless Coup, which mixed electronic sounds with the band's anthemic guitar rock. Whereas that album brought to mind the more exuberant rock of fellow Irish band U2, Chop Chop
2011 holiday release, the second Christmas collection from Jack Johnson's Brushfire Records label. This 12-song album contains festive originals by Jack Johnson, G. Love, Matt Costa, ALO, Money Mark, Zach Gill, Paula Fuga and Neil Halstead. Seasonal classics, such as 'Frosty The Snowman' by Zee Avi, 'Jingle Bell Rock' by Rogue Wave and a cover of The Band's 'Christmas Must Be Tonight' by Bahamas round out this holiday collection.
Personnel: Jonny Bell (vocals, saxophone, organ); Andrew King (guitar); Richard Dodd (cello); J.P. Bendzinski (organ); Kevin Stuart (drums).Audio Mixer: Griffin Rodriguez.Recording information: Jazzcats, Long Beach, CA (10/2012); The Ship, Los Angeles, CA (10 /2012 ) .Photographer : C.R. Stcyk III.The Crystal Antlers' self-titled debut for L.A.'s Innovative Leisure was recorded at bassist/vocalist Jonny Bell's home studio. This set marks not only an extension of the band's garagey neo-speech roots, but an
First solo full-length from the prolific singer/songwriter of the electronic music scene and co-founder of the highly influential band Nitzer Ebb. Produced by Mark Bell, famed producer of the M People and owner of Shaboom Records. This album is very much on the dark house music tip.
G. Love and Special Sauce's Superhero Brother is another entry in a career that now spans 15 years. It's been a long, successful run for the Philadelphia native and self-described 'Hip-Hop Blues artist,' whose self titled 1994 Okeh/Epic Records debut was certified Gold on the strength of the MTV hit, 'Cold Beverage' and a non-stop performing ethic that still has them playing more than 150 shows a year. Superhero Brother combines both political and party songs. The album is a reflection of the band's
2012 release from the Soulful vocalist. Let it Burn is a deeply intimate recording: a smoky mix of original songs coupled with inventive interpretations of an unexpected collection of covers - ranging from Adele to Los Lobos, and from The Black Keys to Johnny Cash. Recorded in New Orleans at Piety Street studios, with a small group of A-List musicians that includes George Porter Jr. of the legendary Meters, this album takes the listener on Ruthie's most personal journey yet. With her deeply moving vocals at
Plainfield, New Jersey - the 1960s: Richard X. Heyman, Willy Kirchofer and Mike Caruso form a band in the fall of 64 and call themselves The Ascots. A year later they merge with two members of a rival group - Myke Scavone and Mike Farina - and change their name to The Doughboys. 1966: The Doughboys win a recording contract with Bell Records and release two singles, receiving airplay on WMCA in New York City. Summer of 68: The Doughboys are the house band at the Café Wha? in Greenwich Village. As the 60s
Digipak CD of Ascension of the Watchers is a band that was started by Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory, G/Z/R) and John Bechdel (Ministry, Fear Factory, Killing Joke, Prong, Murder, Inc.). They wrote and recorded their first release, Iconoclast at Bechdel's home in rural Pennsylvania. Iconoclast was originally released on 12" Vinyl Record but it has since been released on CD. In October of 2005 they headlined The Surfacing Tour with Bechdel's other band, False Icons and Still Life Decay, a New York City
The Canadian pop group was founded by Bruce Innes in Calgary, Alberta in 1966. Originally named The North Country Singers, the group began its career singing in coffee houses and pizza restaurants across Canada. In 1968, they moved to Los Angeles and changed the group name to The Original Caste. They recorded two singles for Dot Records and had limited success, but then signed with TA Records in 1969, a label distributed by Bell Records. At TA Records they met Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, who produced
Total Slacker has a thing for the 90s. But rest assured, their 2014 record Slip Away , out on Black Bell Records, isn't the sort of hack revivalism that'll make you want to burn your copy of Bleach . For the album, Total Slacker dug deep into the crates, and came up with something that sounds like Hum and Skywave a bunch of other bands that'll draw blank stares from nu-gaze numbnuts. Most importantly, they retain their original ethos to blur the lines between the genuine and the satirical, the earnest and
Perseverance Records is proud to announce the reissue of the soundtrack to The Exorcist , one of horror's best and most frightening films of all time. This is another release straight from the Warner /Elektra /Atlantic vaults - remastered and priced just right. Back in 1973 not only was this film released during the Christmas holiday season, it freaked out audiences like nothing that came before (well maybe Night of the Living Dead !). For many audiences seeing Linda Blair make obscene gestures to Father
broaddaylight follows up their first two self-released EP's The Bell Jar (2005) and Stars Out (2010) with Anniversaries:Reunions, mastered by Robin Guthrie. The record easily puts you in a dreamlike state but can suddenly awaken you with the harsh realities of life in our modern world. The walls of sound layered upon Sarah Eakins haunting vocals make for a harmonious, perfect storm. The band decided to have a reunion during the end of 2011 start of 2012, spending half the time in the studio, and half the
First Aid Kit make their Columbia Records debut with the album, Stay Gold. The Swedish duo sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg have honed their lush arrangements and blossomed as vivid storytellers in creating this ambitious 10-song collection of originals. Recorded at ARC studios in Omaha and produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk), the duo also enlisted The Omaha Symphony Orchestra to play on the record, with arrangements by Nate Walcott (Bright Eyes, Broken Bells, Rilo Kiley). They say of
Sea Wolf will release its third album, Old World Romance on Dangerbird Records. Old World Romance is the highly anticipated follow up to Sea Wolf's successful sophomore LP, White Water, White Bloom. Sea Wolf's founder and leading man, Alex Brown Church (writer /guitar /vocals ) , produced and recorded Old World Romance in the comfort of his home studio, with mixing by Kennie Takahashi (Broken Bells, The Black Keys, Jessica Lea Mayfield).