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The Six Teens - A Casual Look - The Flip Record...
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(ACE Records) 25 Tracks - 1956-1963 - Kaum ein Teenager, als der Song aufgenommen wurde, ist Trudy Williams´ klagende Hauptrolle bei den Six Teens´ A Casual Look eine der eindringlichen Erinnerungen an das klassische Zeitalter des Doo Wop Sounds. Zunächst von ihrer älteren Schwester Louise zu einer Probe der von Songwriter Ed Wells gegründeten Gruppe aus Los Angeles mitgenommen, wurde Trudy als Mitglied gewählt, nachdem sie ihre Stimme gehört hatte. Sie wurde die sechste Teenagerin, obwohl sie sich nicht wirklich für den Titel qualifiziert hatte. Ihre erste Aufnahme, die im März 1956 gemacht wurde, produzierte einen der dauerhaftesten Klänge der Vokalgruppen-Ära, der bis heute im Oldies-Radio zu hören ist. Geschrieben von Ed Wells, schaffte es A Casual Look auf Platz 7 der R&B-Listen und Platz 25 der Pop-Charts und zog Cover-Versionen an. Eine der besten war von Little Clydie & The Teens on RPM, die auf MODERN VOCAL GROUPS Vol 4 (Ace CDCHD 764) zu finden ist. A Casual Look begann eine Karriere für die Gruppe auf dem Flip-Label in Los Angeles, für die sie nicht weniger als ein Dutzend Singles aufnahmen. Alle diese sind auf dieser CD enthalten, einer Sammlung ihrer kompletten Aufnahmen für das Label. Es enthält 25 Tracks, da Trudy und ihre Schwester neben der Version von Teenage Promise, die von den Six Teens veröffentlicht wurde, eine schnellere Version aufgenommen haben, die erst 1963 von Trudy und Louise veröffentlicht wurde. Label Billing war etwas, das sich für die Gruppe sehr verändert hat. Beginnend mit dem Vanille Six Teens Namen, gab es mehrere Platten, die den Gruppennamen mit 14 Jahre alten Trudy Williams oder einfach nur Trudy Williams trugen. Eine Veröffentlichung You´re My Boyfriend / A Foolish Little Girl hat sogar den Namen der Gruppe vorhergesagt und wurde wie von Trudy Williams mit Gesangsbegleitung veröffentlicht. Trotz der Änderungen in der Abrechnung waren die Gruppenmitglieder während ihrer gesamten Aufnahmekarriere ziemlich gleich. Neben Trudy, ihrer Schwester Louise und dem Gründer der Gruppe, Ed Wells, bestanden die Six Teens aus Kenny Sinclair, Darryl Lewis und Beverly Pecot. Louise und Beverly auch´moonlighted´ für das Label hinter Richard Owens als Ivy Leaguers und sind auf Deposit Your Love (In The Bank Of My Heart), einer weiteren Ed Wells-Ballade, auf der Compilation Flip Doo Wop Vol 2 (Ace CDCHD 838) zu hören. 1957 verließ Kenny Sinclair die Gruppe und wurde durch Richard Owens ersetzt. Er wurde dann wiederum durch Jimmie Smith ersetzt. Trudy und Jimmie sind auf dem Up-Tempo So Happy zu hören. Kenny, Darryl und Jimmy nahmen auch für das Flip-Label als Elgins auf. Einer der Schlüssel zum Erfolg der Gruppe liegt in der Art der Songs, die Ed Wells für sie zusammengestellt hat. Viele davon waren ´´Story´´-Lieder, deren Texte sich im Laufe der Zeit weiterentwickelten, im Gegensatz zu den eher repetitiven und ephemeren Texten, die in der zweiten Hälfte der 50er Jahre durchaus üblich waren. Gute Beispiele sind Afar Into The Night, Only Jim, Was It A Dream Of Mine und My Surprise. Als die Gruppe durch das, was Beverly Pecot das ´´Zeitalter der Unschuld´´ nennt, zusammen aufwuchs, wurde ihr Material im Ton reifer. Dies spiegelt sich in Auswahlen wie Love´s A Funny That Way, Heaven Knows I Love You, That Wonderful Secret Of Love und einem der wenigen Songs, die nicht von Ed Wells geschrieben wurden, dem Richard Berry - geschrieben von A Foolish Little Girl. Doch die Gruppe nannte die Änderungen, sie wiederholte leider nie ihren anfänglichen Erfolg von A Casual Look und mit dem Ende des Flip-Labels gingen sie getrennte Wege. Die 1990er Jahre sahen die Six Teens neu formiert und sie erschienen im Radio und in Oldies-Shows. Ed Wells und Richard Owens sind leider kürzlich verstorben, aber Kenny Sinclair, Darryl Lewis und Jimmie Smith spielen immer noch in einer neu formierten Elgins-Gruppe, zusammen mit dem ursprünglichen Mitglied William DeVase. Die Elgins werden in der kommenden Compilation FLIP DOO WOP - VOLUME 3 zu sehen sein. Zusammengestellt von Gordon Skadberg und den Jungs von Early Bird Records, enthalten die umfangreichen Notizen der CD Interviews mit den überlebenden Gruppenmitgliedern. Die Gruppe hatte vielleicht nie ein Album in ihrer Karriere, aber jetzt gibt es eine Chance, den kompletten Katalog von Trudy Williams und den Six Teens auf Flip Records zu hören. Von Peter Gibbon

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Various - The Unavailable 16 & The Original Nit...
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(Vee Jay) 28 tracks (77:00) Digitaly remasterd reissue of 2 incredible rare original 1950s LPs (VJ 1051 + VJ 1084) - superb sound quality! - This CD is a reissue of two Tee-Jay albums from 1962 and 1963, respectively, the middle of the first ´´oldies´´ revival. Their release was inspired, no doubt, by the success of Art Laboe´s Oldies But Goodies series, compilations of leased hits and misses of rock ´n´ roll´s golden age of several short years previous. The mish mash of clashing styles here shows that the powers behind these albums knew nothing of their audiences tastes and that their choices probably had more to do with which masters were available at the best price than any aesthetic judgement. Why else would they have put obscure doo-wop sides (welcome to those of us without the financial resources to purchase the originals) next to American Bandstand one hit teen wonders? The Quintones were a four female/one male group from Philly who recorded two records for the local Hunt label. Dick Clark was said to have had an interest in the company. which may account for the massive airplay on his TV show in 1958 as much as the group´s similarity to the then-popular Chantels.Harold Dorman´s one 1960 hit for the Rita label was later revived in a chart version by Johnny Rivers. Singer/accordionist Tony Bellus´s record hit #25 on the N.R.C. label. Paducah, Kentucky´s Ray Smith´s lone hit in 1960 was on Sam Phillips´s brother Juddy´s Judd label. The same year, Rosie Hamlin, raised in Alaska and transplanted to San Diego, wrote her primitive masterpiece of innocence, ´´Angel Baby.´´ It featured a sax solo so bad it was good. Released on the Highland label, the record is still heard on oldies radio today. The remaining cuts on Unavailable 16 were vocal group recordings from either Vee-Jay´s vaults or from the Chance label, label president Ewart Abner´s former employer, plus two cuts by the Orchids leased from Chicago dj Al Benson´s Parrot label. The 5 Echoes are best remembered today for the presence of Johnnie Taylor, who also sang with such gospel groups as the Highway QCs and the post-SamCooke Soul Stirrers before embarking on a successful solo career. Their ´´Lonely Mood´´ was on Chance subsidiary Sabre prior to its inclusion here. Also from Chance came these Flamingos and Moonglows sides, two of their pre-fame finest. Of the Vee-Jay initiated cuts, the Impressions feature a young Curtis Mayfield and the Delegates, a young Dee Clark. The Spaniels´ ´´Red Sails In The Sunset´´ had not been released before this album. It was subsequently bootlegged for collectors who just had to have it on a single. Original Nitty Gritty was more of a blues-oriented grouping of material. Jerry Butler and Dee Clark contributed their name value to rock ´n´ roll fans, while Rosco Gordon, Pee Wee Crayton and Billy Emerson were for the blues fanatics. I suspect that the inclusion of the remaining rare sides was less an act of generosity towards record collectors than a way of filling up the album with a bunch of stuff laying around collecting dust. Lee Diamond later was to have his moment as co-writer of Aaron Neville´s ´´Tell It Like It Is´´ and Harold Burrage´s ´´Crying For My Baby´´ was later cut in a hit version by Junior Parker. Burrage was alocal blues singer who had recorded for Decca and Cobra. Eddie Taylor and Earl Phillips played on label mate Jimmy Reed´s records. Joe Buckner sang with the band of pianist Tommy Dean and Priscilla Bowman had had a hit on Vee-Jay with Jay McShann, ´´Hands Off.´´ The value of these albums today is that more than a few of these songs haven´t yet appeared on other compilations to this day and are welcome old friends. (Billy Vera 1992)

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Ronnie Dawson & High Noon - The Carnegie Hall T...
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1-CD Digipac (4-seitig) mit ausführlichem Booklet, 19 Einzeltitel. Spieldauer ca. 69 Minuten. ´Recorded live at the James Dean Rockabilly Weekender, Marion, Indiana on June 25, 1994, and recorded live in the Lasso Productions Studio, Columbus, Ohio on May 5, 1994´ Ronnie Dawson und das Rockabilly Trio High Noon mit Schlagzeugerin Lisa Pankratz als Gast machten während einer ausgedehnten Tournee, die auf das Debütkonzert in der New Yorker Carnegie Hall am 29. April 1994 folgte, eine Reihe von Aufnahmen, live ´on stage´ und im Studio. Dieses Album ist bis dato unveröffentlicht und wird hiermit weltweit zum ersten Mal der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich gemacht mit einem Ronnie Dawson in absoluter Bestform! Seine brillante Begleitband tut ein Übriges. Mit dabei sind: High Noons Shaun Young, Sean Mencher und Kevin Smith, unterstützt von der weiblichen Schlagzeug-Legende Lisa Pankratz. Das ist dieselbe großartige Besetzung mit Musikern aus Texas, die mit Dawson live 1995 in der ´Conan O´ Brien Show´ im nationalen U.S. Fernsehen auftrat. Auf diesem Album sind neue Versionen von Ronnie-Dawson-Klassikern wie etwa Yum Yum Yum, Monkey Beat City, Rockin´ In The Graveyard und Rockin´ Bones zu hören. Die Live Mitschnitte enthalten u.a. ein sensationelles Highlight: durch einen Stromausfall lassen sich Ronnie Dawson und die Band nicht etwa stoppen, sie legen stattdessen eine akustische Unplugged-Session auf die Bretter, welche die Party nur noch weiter anheizt! Legendär! Ronnie Dawson war ein unvergleichlicher Künstler, der die Fähigkeit besaß, auf seine ureigene Art, kombiniert mit seinem explosiven Stil aus Texabilly, Blues und Rock ´n´ Roll jedes Publikum in seinen Bann zu ziehen. Seine Karriere begann als Teenager-Sensation in der zweiten Hälfte der 1950er Jahre in Dallas, Texas. Als ´The Blonde Bomber´ wurde er schnell erfolgreich und machte zudem frühe Rockabilly Aufnahmen, wie Action Packed und Rockin´ Bones , die allesamt zu Klassikern des Genres wurden. Dank dieser frühen Aufnahmen erwachte gegen Ende der 1980er Jahre erneutes Interesse, zuerst in England und alsbald auch auf dem europäischen Kontinent. Das war der Anfang der produktivsten und erfolgreichsten Jahre in Ronnie Dawsons Leben. Und er klang erfrischend, relevant und aufregend, eben nicht wie ein ´Oldies´-Performer, der sich auf seinen Lorbeeren ausruht. Die gesamten 1990er Jahre hindurch bis zu seinem viel zu frühen Tod 2003 im Alter von nur 64 Jahren brachte er energiegeladen immer wieder neue, spannende Aufnahmen zur Veröffentlichung und beeindruckte mit unvergesslichen Auftritten. Die hier zum ersten Mal veröffentlichten Aufnahmen auf einem Album sind der Inbegriff dafür, dass diese Schaffensperiode die kreativste und intensivste in Ronnie Dawsons Leben ist.

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The Crests - The Best Of The Crest featuring Jo...
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(Rhino/Murray Hill) 14 tracks (5 newly remastered in Stereo) - In order to examine the way rock ´n´ roll began as a marriage of black and white popular musics. one need only look at the number of racially mixed vocal groups that emerged dunng rock´s chaotic origin. The first to gamer national recognation was Pittsburgh´s Del Vikings who scored with Come Go With Me in late ´56 early ´57. But the group that would enjoy the longest run of hits with a mixed line up was Johnny Maestro And The Crests There would be others (The Marvels immediately comes to mind). but none succeeded in establishing a sound as well as Mr. Maestro and company. The Crests began as a black quartet in 1955. Patricia Van Dross. Harold Torres. Talmadge (Tommy) Gough and J.T. Carter formed the group at P.S. 160 Junior High School in Manhattan; Carter. originally from Brooklyn. lived on Delaney St. and the rest (all from Staten Island) lived in the Allred E. Smith projects in nearby Chinatown. Singing for local functions without a permanent name, the group naturally emulated the singing idols of the day. Harlem´s Cadillacs. Harptones. and Teenagers. At the same time. Brooklyn.born Johnny Maestro (or Mastroangelo. as he was christened) from near. by Mulberry St. was already singing in a racially integrated group —a necessity, according to Maestro. There just weren´t too many white kids interested in singing black R&B in lower Manhattan at the time. Maestro met the future Crests at the Henry Street Settlement House in 1956 and joined them soon after. ´Street´ vocal groups would seek any place that offered a good echo to add timbre and depth to their a capella singing. One natural refuge was the subway. One day in 1957 the group. recently named The Crests at the suggestion of member Carter. was in the subway practicing some of the gospel harmony they had been studying. A woman. riding the train from Brooklyn. heard them singing at the Brooklyn Bridge station The wife of arch´ estra leader Al Browne. she gave her husband´s business card to the group at the subway station. The group kneew that an Al Browne had backed up one of their favorite groups. The Heartbeats. and rushed to contact him. Browne knew the owners of a miniscule record label. Joyce Records. Maestro claims that Joyce Records was two guys who ran the company from the back of a record store in Brooklyn. something quite believable given the history of many of New York´s small independent record operations at the time. The group wrote both sides of what would be their last single. My Juanita , Sweetest One: and future royalty payments notwithstanding (Maestro claims the sum of $17.50 for this single). Sweetest One - actually made the national pop charts. peaking at #87 in July 1957. Two other recordings from that session. No One To Love and Wish She Was Mine were released on Joyce a few months later without fanfare or sales. While recording for Joyce. the group was intro-duced to singer. songwriter.rarranger Billy Dawn Smith. Smith was impressed with the group and brought them to the attention of music publisher George Paxton. With the group now signed to him— minus Patricia Van Dross, who as a 15-year-old girl was not allowed to travel with the boys—Paxton formed Coed Records in early 1958. Compared to Joyce. Coed was it big league operation. Paxton had contacts throughout the industry and provided the group with some Al the best writers and arrangers on the scene, including Luther Dixon. Bert Keyes and Otis Blackwell. Coed 501 Pretty Little Angel by The Crests— inaugurated the label. While it got local airplay and local chart placement. national atten. Lion was not to be. The group´s next release. however. was a different story: it would not only twome one of the best-selling ´oldies´ of all time, but the source of some controversy in the payola hearings that would take place two years atter its release That classic. 16 Candles was originally called Twenty One Candles before someone with marketing sense aimed the song at the burgeoning teenage audience. Trade ads of the day state that the record ´broke´ immediately; it was later shown that when Dick Clark bought it share of the publishing in the song. the record began being featured almost daily 011 American Bandstand. and success followed directly. The song peaked at 12 on the national charts and The Crests were on their way. Appearances with Clark and Alan Freed. among others. strengthened the group´s stage acumen: their show featured some

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Various - Harlem Shuffle - Sixties Soul Classic...
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(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

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