The great appeal of this Oh Boy Records retrospective for most people will be the three previously unreleased tracks by John Prine, the cofounder of the imprint. The veteran singer/songwriter contributes three estimable live tracks to the collection, and guests with R.B. Morris on one track and Donnie Fritts on another. Oh Boy recruits Keith Sykes, the Bisquits, and Heather Eastman round out the cast. All fare respectably, and highlights abound. Stalwart songsmith Sykes's "I Was Right About You" and Eastman's "Miss Liberty" are earthy pop tracks. The Bisquits' "Small Town/Big Hair" and Morris's "World Owes Me," meanwhile, represent stinging Southern rock. And it's nice to hear from journeyman Fritts, who enlists Willie Nelson and a crack crew of Memphis regulars to help out with "The Oldest Baby in the World." --Steven Stolder
Manufacturer: Mobile Fidelity
Brand: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
This CD is an out of print collectible! Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Ultradisc II, limited edition 24-karat gold plated. In the original jewel case. There are punch marks through the UPC code. It's The Searchers:1 - 14, Take Me For What I'm Worth:15 - 26.
Manufacturer: Captain Oi!
Brand: EDDIE & THE HOT RODS
First ever Singles Collection by seminal 70s Pub/ Punk Rock heroes Eddie & The Hot Rods featuring all of their releases for both Island Records and EMI between 1976-1979. Includes the UK National Chart hit singles Get Out Of Denver , Teenage Depression , I Might Be Lying , Do Anything You Wanna Do and Quit This Town . Teenage Depression was voted 12th Best Punk Single Ever by Q Magazine. Booklet contains pictures of each of these releases (including many rare foreign issues for all the collectors) and detailed liner notes on each single. Totally remastered by Tim Turan. Still a regular at all of the UK s largest Punk Festivals, the Hot Rods undertook a full American tour early in 2009.
Whether or not these 22 songs inspired Jimi Hendrix or not, this would still be a nice collection, and it actually works as a well-sequenced and varied little blues primer, with classic but very different-sounding tracks like Guitar Slim's "The Things That I Used to Do," Richard Berry's "Louie Louie," Son House's "Death Letter," and Robert Johnson's "If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day." The end result is worth checking out even without the Hendrix angle. ~ Steve Leggett, Rovi
1. Bring The Noise - Public Enemy with Anthrax2. We Will Rock You - KRS-One3. Deep Cover - Candiria4. The Immigrant Song - Jackin from Psycho Realm featuring David Victor5. Baby Got Back - Throwdown6. Round & Round - KRS-One7. Beat On The Brat - Willie Maze8. Hey Joe - Big B featuring John E (of OPM)9. Paranoid - Blunts LLA10. The Devil s Crown - KRS-One11 The Hot Shit - Mellow Man Ace featuring Willie Maze12. I m Eighteen - o.Brown/33313. Ace Of Spades - Sen Dog (of Cypress Hill) featuring Kurt Gravelle14. Unclean - KRS-One vs. Pitbull Daycare15. God Save The Queen - Shifty Shellshock (of Crazy Town) featuring TC and Wolfgang
Where Hendrix's Band of Gypsys left off is exactly the spot where Kool and Together was born. For the Sanders brothers, the screams of Psychedelic Rock met with Motown's funky Soul at a crossroads called Black Rock - a mixture of two genres that few were bold enough to attempt and even fewer possessed the technical ability to master. At the same time groups like Black Merda were crafting their take on Black Rock in Detroit, Kool and Together were blazing their own path with distortion pedals and lyrics about social turmoil in the most unlikely of places, a small, dusty town in South Texas.This set collects the best of Kool and Together's 1970's recordings including material from their little-heard private press 45's, demos and an explosive previously unreleased set of Black Rock. While searching for the reel for their Deep Funk classic, Red Hot Stove, a trove of unreleased material was discovered and Kool and Together's true modus operandi became clear. Their impulse wasn't to follow convention but to build an original, distinct soundscape. Songs like Get Your Feet Off the Ground and I Know represent a seamless, soulful fusion of Funk and Psychedelic Rock.Digging deeper into the Sanders family's demos and home recordings revealed even further evidence of their talent and seemingly limitless inspiration. Recorded when the Sanders brothers were still teenagers, the rehearsal workouts heard on Escapism Beat and Nassau Beat are some of the most searing, uncut Funk ever caught on tape.By the late-70's, Kool and Together had shifted their sound, recording and self-releasing prime cuts of Disco and Modern Soul. Included with the essentially unheard singles, Black Snow and Hooked on Life are stellar previously unreleased demo recordings of the Soul anthem, Better Days and the proto-Rap jam, Blow it Out Your Mind.A sonic revelation to even the most seasoned listener, Heavy Light Records is proud to bring the recordings of this massively talented Texas family to light.Also available on LP.
Now-Again Records, in association with label-owner Lee Anthony, is proud to present the release of True Soul: Deep Sounds from the Left of Stax, a collection of rare and unreleased funk and soul music from the fabled Arkansas indie. Over twelve years in the making, this anthology presented over the course of two volumes of CD/DVDs and one four-LP box set seeks to establish True Soul s rightful place within America's funk and soul pantheon. As much as this CD/DVD set is about the adventurous, always-funky and oh-so-rare recordings that True Soul made possible, it is also about Anthony, the man. A true, American "up-from-the-bootstraps" story, Anthony's is one in which his frontiersman s entrepreneurial spirit and vision remains undeterred as he sets up black-owned businesses in a post-Jim Crow South and succeeds in capturing recordings from the high water mark of America's funk and soul movement. Anthony's story intertwines with the renowned Sam Philips an early mentor and patron and Memphis's Al Bell and Willie Mitchell with whom Anthony collaborated as he tried to cultivate Little Rock's funk and soul in the shadow of Stax and Hi Records. This anthology will make influence amongst the history of southern funk and soul is transparent, as his story of how he helped turn a stranded road band into the Gap Band. This comprehensive True Soul Records anthology presented in a 56- page, full color hardbound book chock full of photos, ephemera and extensive liner notes - not only carries the rare distributed funk and soul 45s that led the likes of renowned collectors DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist to Lee Anthony s door in search of Anthony s fabled "treasure chest", but also includes previously unreleased boogie, disco and party rap recorded in True Soul's early-80 s twilight. Accompanying legendary cuts such as "Slipping Around" and "Doing my Own Thing" is a DVD containing excerpts from The True Soul Revue television program, that captured live performances from the True Soul All Stars in 1973.