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Here it is, the long awaited follow up for the release of 'Cowboy and Yodel Songs' - JASMCD 3567! This is the result of researching around the world to locate all original copies of these very rare recordings from the '40s and '50s.
Renowned for his unique yodelling: from the simple but effective Jimmie Rodgers style to his own inimitable, intricate double-time yodels. This is a mix of authentic and later country and cowboy songs - all but a few ... [MORE]
After the success of our previous Elton Britt releases JASMCD 3565 - 'Country Music's Yodelling Cowboy Crooner Volume 1' and Volume 2 - JASMCD 3581, 'The Yodelling Cowboy' returns to wrestle more pure emotion from what has to be one of the strongest voices in country music. Featuring 59 tracks including three full LPs in stereo and the rare 6 track 10' LP with many tracks taken from rare transcriptions, most never previously appearing on CD. Many country ... [MORE]
The incomparable Ernest Tubb is country music personified! In a career that spanned six decades his songs and the man himself made many fans. This package contains four vintage albums and includes all the hit singles from them, including: 'Rainbow at Midnight', 'Slippin' Around', 'Have You Ever Been Lonely', 'Tennessee Border No. 2' and many more! Features all of his duets with another country legend, Red Foley and fully detailed liner notes covering ... [MORE]
Kitty Wells was the first female country artist to enjoy regular hits and earned herself the title 'Queen of Country Music'. Four complete albums making a rare appearance on CD including her classic '50s hits, 'It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels' and 'Paying For That Back Street Affair'. The recordings on this set are a testimony to her success which paved the way for stars like Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. [MORE]
The late Marty Robbins was one of the most successful and influential country singers of the '50s, '60s and '70s and was the first mainstream CW artist to effectively cross over to the Teen and RnR market. This unique compilation features twenty five CW hits and fifteen Pop hits, including the million selling, 'Singing the Blues', 'A White Sports Coat', 'Don't Worry' and 'El Paso' which was the first Country song to win a Grammy. Also included are many ... [MORE]
Few country singers, especially female country singers have produced such a large body of work as enduring as Jean Shepard's. Featuring all twelve tracks from what is arguably the first concept album in country music history 'Songs Of A Love Affair', plus her hits 'A Satisfied Mind' and 'Beautiful Lies'. There is one thing that will sell a country music entertainer above anything else and that is utter and absolute sincerity. Jean had this sincerity. She ... [MORE]
They call Rex Allen 'The Voice of the West' and this is not just a fancy phrase! With echoes of the old frontier, the rhythm of the trail, the music of the cowboy and the corral this is western music at it's best! The First twelve tracks are taken from the classic 'Under Western Skies', a small anthology of western melodies with enriched orchestration by the late Victor Young and his Orchestra. The remaining fourteen tracks are from 'Mister Cowboy', an ... [MORE]
From his heyday in the nineteen thirties with Bob Wills, the King Of Western Swing, through to his solo recordings of the late forties and fifties, Tommy Duncan was often imitated but never surpassed. Featuring the western swing classics 'San Antonio Rose' and Tommy Duncan's own composition of 'Time Changes Everything'. In addition to Tommy Duncan this CD includes material by Billy Jack Wills, Bob's younger brother, composer of 'Lilly Dale' and 'Down In ... [MORE]
This is Jasmine's second foray into the early career of one of the most iconic female jazz and blues stars of all time, Etta James. Featuring Etta's third ('Etta') and fourth ('Sings for Lovers') albums for Argo Records. Both of these LPs are making their debut on this superb CD.
Includes, If I can't Have You, Something's Got A Hold On Me, Spoonful, Stop The Wedding, Next Door To The Blues and more! The booklet contains the original notes from ... [MORE]
The title of this unique compilation says it all! Represented here are 50 blues classics that influenced the future of rock and popular music with artist such as The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton going on to make these songs famous. Here we have the cream of the crop of the greatest and most influential blues singers of the 20th century: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, Jimmy Reed and many more! Fully detailed liner notes ... [MORE]
Ruth Brown was one of the greatest and most influential American female blues singers of the 20th century. This package features her A and B sides of every single released between 1953 and 1960 and includes: 'Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean', '5-10-15 Hours' and 'Lucky Lips', plus her biggest pre 1953 hits. The 59 tracks across this 2CD set feature hard rock and roll, sublime blues ballads, jazzy slow grooves and are all the introduction you'll need to ... [MORE]
Little Walter was without a doubt the most influential blues harmonica player of the 20th Century, and here for the first time in one collection are the A and B sides of every single he released from his debut in 1952 to 1960. Chock full of iconic hits, which have been recorded countless times since by beat and blues groups from the 1960s until today, like: 'Juke', 'My Babe' and 'Boom, Boom Out Go The Lights'. These recordings from Little Walter along ... [MORE]
Etta James is no shrinking violet and this is the first CD release for this iconic artist that covers her earliest recordings with her classic Chess recordings. Disc 1 features her '50s Los Angeles rock and blues repertoire, including the No. 1 hit 'Roll With Me Henry'. Disc 2 presents her earliest Chicago recordings for the Chess label, including her version of 'I Just Want To Make Love To You'. Also on disc 2 is her complete 'At Last' album which is ... [MORE]
These two JASMINE CDs offer a rare opportunity to hear Big Bill Broonzy recorded live in 1952, during his second and third tours of Great Britain. They allow us a chance to listen to Broonzy first on a night at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh when he struggled to succeed, and then nine months later during an evening of dazzling artistic command at Hove Town Hall, near Brighton, England. The concerts took place during a period when Broonzy's visibility and ... [MORE]
For the first time on one CD the AB sides of every single released by the amazing Bo Diddley between his debut in 1955 to 1958. This collection features such iconic hits recorded countless times since by acts like The Rolling Stones, as 'Bo Diddley, 'I'm A Man', 'Mona', 'Who Do You Love' and 'Pretty Thing'. Bo Diddley was one of a handful of artists whose recordings helped reshape popular music during the 1960s and his importance cannot be overstated. [MORE]
Recorded 'live' in Manchester 1966. 'The scene on our arrival at the Duprees Pacific Street, Brooklyn was worthy of a Chaplin movie: abject housing, poor and outwardly dirty, badly paved sidewalks an exterior staircase of worm eaten wood led up to their apartment. Yet in extreme contrast to this, we were soon to learn that everything in America is contrast - the street was lined with magnificent cars. In this strange and disturbing setting we began our ... [MORE]
'Get Out Of Here' was the Bell band’s opener.The rest of the first set includes two tunes from the classic jazz period in 'Muskrat Ramble' and 'High Society', together with 'Big Chief Battle Axe' which is associated with Bunk Johnson. 'Kansas City Stomps' is a Jelly Roll Morton tune and is given a fine rolling treatment. To complete the set we have Graeme Bell’s original composition, 'Bull Ant Blues'. 'High Society' with which the set finished is, of ... [MORE]
It has been many years since Josh White received anything like his due from either Blues or Folk music fans, but there was a time when he was the world's most famous Blues musician and one of the leading lights of the Folk scene. When the recordings that make up the first disc of this set were made, Josh was in the process of introducing the mass of Americans to the existence of acoustic Blues music, and when those on the second were made he was serving ... [MORE]
This CD covers the first five years of ’Spoon’s illustrious career and arguably his best work, mainly accompanied by the band of his first boss and friend Jay McShann, but also featuring late 1940s sessions with the Buddy Tate and Maxwell Davis groups. 'Confessin’ The Blues' is from ’Spoon’s debut session with the McShann band, recorded in the summer of 1945 for Philo Records. A brief association with the short-lived Premier label of St Louis led to a ... [MORE]
By far the outstanding, most powerful female British Blues/RnB singer of her era, former Belfast art teacher OTTILIE PATTERSON sang with Chris Barber's band between 1955-73. Although the slight, demure Ottilie looked like a shy Irish coleen, she sang like a white Bessie Smith, as Louis Armstrong once famously observed.
She recorded prolifically, both as a solo artiste and as an ensemble band member, and this compilation is drawn from both sources. ... [MORE]
Embracing a 1920/30s trad-jazz style, The Temperance Seven's unique sound paired with their marvellous musicianship and ingeniously humorous compositions saw them come to popularity in the trad-jazz resurgence of the early 1960s. This excellent CD from Jasmine has been lovingly remastered and comprises of the group's first singles and EPs followed by their LP 'The Temperance Seven' from 1961.
Included within are a plethora of great songs and contains ... [MORE]
A lovely CD highlighting the sound of one of the best dance bands of it’s era, led by the talented trumpet of Billy Butterfield. Listen to Billy’s excellent interpretation on many familiar tunes such as 'Stormy Weather', 'Blue Lou' and the exquisite 'I’ll Remember April'. Re-mastered to Jasmine’s usual high standards. [MORE]
This is the second CD in a series (see Cole Porter JASMCD2601) highlighting the greatest song writers of the last century, performed by arguably some of the best American dance bands of the 30s and 40s. 24 tracks meticulously compiled and annotated by nostalgia expert Geoff Milne - including tracks by Artie Shaw, Guy Lombardo, Bob Crosby, Rudy Vallee, Tommy Dorsey and many more! See track listing for full details. [MORE]
This is the first CD in a series highlighting the greatest song writers of the last century, performed by arguably some of the best American dance bands of the 30s and 40s. 24 tracks meticulously compiled and annotated by nostalgia expert Geoff Milne including Eddy Duchin, The Dorsey Brothers, Paul Whiteman, Guy Lombardo and many more. See track listing for full details. [MORE]
Forever associated with Kansas City, the great tenor saxophonist Lester Young joined forces with Count Basie between 1938-1944 to create some of the most distinctive sounds in swing. Young participated in four separate recording sessions with the 'Kansas City' tag, each capturing perfectly the balance of soloists with on-the-hoof structure that was the hallmark of the city's legendary jam sessions. This compilation pools together all the master takes from ... [MORE]