When a child goes missing at the local tennis club on the same day that several skeletons are unearthed on a building site, Fran Harman’s caseload is heavier than ever. Enjoying a game of tennis when the girl disappeared, Fran´s partner Mark blames himself for not keeping an eye on her.Sucked into the kind of desperate police search he thought he´d left behind on retirement, Mark enlists the help of his fellow Golden Oldies to find young Livvie before it´s too late. Meanwhile, a further shocking discovery suggests that a serial killer may be lurking. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Diana Bishop. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/isis/002039/bk_isis_002039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1-CD mit 20-seitigem Booklet, 27 Einzeltitel. Spieldauer ca. 80 Minuten. Alle Fans des frühen Waylon Jennings , die u.a. auch unsere beiden CD-Boxen haben, brauchen auch diese CD, um sich ein komplettes Bild machen zu können. In den frühen 60er Jahren waren Waylon Jennings und seine Gruppe die Band des JD´s Club in Phoenix, Arizona. Das so genannte JD´s Album ist bereits auf unserer ersten Box und auf der Zu Zazz CD ´From Phoenix To L.A.´ erschienen. Hier nun eine wirkliche Überraschung: Zum ersten Mal Aufnahmen, die Waylon Jennings wirklich im Club aufgenommen hat. (Bei der JD´s LP handelte es sich um Studioaufnahmen.) Jetzt kann man endlich hören wie Waylon Jennings in seinen frühen Tagen auf der Bühne geklungen hat. Hier spielt er nicht so viele Eigenkompositionen wie später, sondern er drückt seinen Stempel auf Oldies und die Hits des Tages, wie High Heel Sneakers, Memphis, Tennessee, Girl Of The North Country , und It Ain´t Me Babe . Insgesamt 25 bislang ungehörte Songs von einem der größten Country Stars unserer Zeit.
(Charly) 16 tracks ´What Foes Around, Turn Around´ runs on old maxim which still holds true. In music, as in all things to do with fashion, tastes go round in full circle. What was passe last year can well be this year´s in thing. We´ve seen *the return of the mini-skirt and now it´s the turn of 1960´s soul music to get a much deserved resurgence of popularity. Maybe it´s a sign that I´m getting old but — the explosion of rock ´n´ roll onto the scene around 1955 excepted — I can think of no other era or musical style which possessed quite the same measure of excitement and delightful discovery as did ´Sixties Soul. True, there have been many great records in the years since but I can´t imagine ever again feeling confident enough to place a standing order with my local record shop for every single release on not one but half-a-dozen labels, knowing that I´ll like every one of them! Sue, London American, Stateside, President, Jay Boy, Chess. Atlantic, Stax and Tamla Motown, were the much-sought-out UK labels amongst soul fans in those heady days. Now, two decades later, the music is ´coming back strong´ (to quote a Tony Clarke classic from the era) thanks initially to the efforts of such re-issue labels as Charly and, latterly, to the renewed chart status of oldies from the likes of Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye, thanks to the use of the songs in TV commercials. Clubs up and down the land are playing the classic songs to a whole new audience while the faithful minority (and it isn´t a small one) who have never deserted the music have taken the chance to stock up on fresh copies of their well-worn favourites. I´ve a strong conviction that both groups will find plenty to entertain them in this great album. Birdlegs And Pauline : The British version of the Sue label, run for Island Records by that colourful character, the late Guy Stevens, was *prized by ´60s soul music collectors for unearthing the real rarities from the American RUB scene. Many were great. some were abysmal, all were interesting. ´´Spring´´ was one of the most talked about UK Sue issues, and one of the most obscure in origin (indeed, it wasn´t until sitting down to pen this present sleevenote that I discovered they had an *album issued, on the Cuca label). From that LP´s sleevenote I´ve gleaned the following information! It was the idea of Chicago bluesman Shakey Jake to put the two together — Birdlegs (aka Sidney Banks) and Pauline (a good friend of Pearl Bailey). Cut originally for Cuca. the quirky ´Spring´ was picked up by Ewan Abner (later to be a Motown exec) for release nationally on Vee Jay. Bob And Ear : Men of many names, Bob and Earl first rocked the emergent British disco scene with the emminently danceable ´Harlem Shuffle´ back in 1963 but it wasn´t until re-release in 1969 that it cracked the UK top-ten. Bobby Relf also recorded as Bobby Garrett while his partner Earl Nelson also masqueraded on records — with some success — as Earl Cosby, Jackie Lee and Jay Dee. Just to further clarify things, the original Bob in the duo had been Bobby Byrd. otherwise known as Bobby Day, of ´Rockin´ Robin´ fame! * The original pairing had emerged from the Hollywood Flames. for whom Nelson sang lead on the 1957 hit ´´Buzz Buzz´´, and recorded for Class until 1959 when Relf replaced Byrd. ´Harlem Shuffle´ was originally released in the US by Marc, one of several LA based labels for which they recorded, usually under the aegis of producer Fred Smith and arranger Barry White (later to be a soul superstar) who devised a totally distinctive sound. With the Rolling Stones´ recent cover version having returned that group to its ´60s R&B roots, the time seems ripe for the original ´´Harlem Shuffle´´ to return to the nation´s dance-floors. Barbara Lewis : A product of the Ollie McLoughlin stable, which also included Deon Jackson and the Capitols, Barbara Lewis had an R&B chart-topper in 1963 with the superb ballad ´Hello Stranger´´, leased from McLoughlin´s Carla label by Atlantic, and quickly scored again with ´Baby I´m Yours´ and ´Make Me Your Baby´. Shades Of Blue: Of Shades of Blue I know nothing except that they were a white Detroit based act and that their ´Oh How Happy´ was written by Edwin Starr and was widely performed by British soul acts in the late ´60s. It was released in the UK on Sue. Brenton Wood: Born in Shreveport, Louisiana, on July 26 1941, Los Angeles´ based Brenton Wood wasn´t a one-hit wonder, he was a two-hit wonder! It was Double Shot Records who
22 hard to find selections Ronnie Dove Born and raised in Herndon, Virginia, Ronnie Dove heard the roar of applause at an early age. After singing ´Away In A Manger´ in a grade school play, he knew he wanted to be a singer. He joined the glee club and during high school he sang with a group called The Rockers. After graduation he joined the U.S. Coast Guard and was stationed on a buoy tender off the coast of Baltimore. During this four-year period he would visit the local clubs and request to get up and sing for the audience. One of these clubs, a place called Elmer´s, was so impressed with the reaction of the crowd that they hired him. He was now making five dollars a night singing Elvis covers on his evenings off. Leaving the Coast Guard in 1959, he formed a group known as Ronnie Dove & The Belltones and had his first release with a song he wrote called ´Lover Boy´. The group devoted the next four years to playing the club circuit as often as seven nights a week, becoming one of the hottest acts in the Baltimore area. In the fall of 1963, Ronnie parted ways with the band and headed for Nashville. He was signed to Phil Kahl´s Diamond Record label and shortly thereafter he recorded ´Sweeter Than Sugar´, an uptempo song that did not see much success. Diamond followed this with ´Say You´ and ´Right Or Wrong´ and Ronnie had found his forte - the ballads. Followed by such songs as ´One Kiss For Old Time´s Sake´, ´Little Bit Of Heaven´ and ´When Liking Turns To Loving´, Ronnie had achieved star status. In 1965, voted by Cashbox and Billboard to be the ´Best Male Vocalist´, ´Top Singles Artist´, ´Top Easy Listening Artist´ and also ´Best R&B Vocalist´, the awards and hit songs just kept coming. Ronnie´s success was doubly impressive during this time, due to the almost complete domination of the charts by British rock groups. Both Beatle-worshipping teens and their Beatle-hating parents fell in love with Ronnie Dove. Teenage girls fell asleep at night listening to Ronnie Dove songs and dreaming of their dark-haired, blue-eyed idol. During the next ten years he was either in the studio, touring or debuting on prestigious radio and television shows such as Mike Douglas, Mery Griffin, American Bandstand, and Ed Sullivan. He performed on countless tours with Dick Clark, Shindig and Where The Action Is. With the growing popularity of disco music in the mid-´70s, Ronnie took a needed and well-deserved hiatus. He bought a home in Augusta, Georgia, and did something he had yearned to do for a long time - learn to play golf. Not able to get far from his love of music, he still worked local clubs occasionally to keep his voice in shape. In the early 1980s, Ronnie moved to Nashville and recorded a few country-flavored songs with mild success. Then came the resurgence of the ´golden oldies´, which prompted Ronnie out of retirement. Touring again and sounding better than ever, he was soon filling venues with more than 5,000 fans per show. Then in 1989, he was dealt a shocking blow. His mother, who had been his most devoted supporter through the years, was diagnosed with two aneurysms and given only three to six months to live. Ronnie again took time off from his career to take care of her. His mother lingered on for two more years with Ronnie by her side tirelessly. After her death in 1991, he again started touring throughout the United States and Canada. Music seemed to be the only thing to keep him going. Still touring today, Ronnie has just recently achieved another dream of his. He has opened a nightclub called ´The Dove´s Nest´ in Baltimore, where it all started for him. Singing his hits from the sixties and other country-flavored tunes, the fans still keep coming. There are lots of the baby-boomer fans from that era, as well as younger fans who just can´t get enough of this terrific talent. Today, although his good looks have matured, this veteran performer hasn´t lost his voice, enthusiasm or his public appeal. He still makes every lady feel that he is singing just to her. Included in this set are songs that are sure to bring back lots of fond memories. This is Ronnie Dove as you´ve never heard him before. So sit back, relax and enjoy music as it is supposed to be. Ronnie still receives fan letters and enjoys reading them all.