DescriptionVocal selections from the delightful hit film starring Danny Kay. Includes Thumbelina, Wonderful Copenhagen and The Ugly Duckling.Seven songs in all.SonglistAnywhere I WanderNo Two PeopleThe Inch WormThe King´s New ClothesThe Ugly DucklingThumbelinaWonderful Copenhagen
A) The Ugly Creatures ´Creatures of The Earth´ B) The Ugly Creatures ´Exit To Artist Exist´ The Ugly Creatures (by Baby Doeseb) The band Ugly Creatures was formed as a high school musical outfit at the Martin Luther High School, near Okombahe, a small settlement about 70km west of Omaruru in Namibia in 1971. Interests in music surfaced strong as the entire founding members of the group attended the Martin Luther High School. The band featured in its founding casts, Joni Adams (vocals), August !Uiseb (vocals), Ben Togolo !Naobeb (drums), Moses !Ome (drums), Axali J Doeseb (guitar), Jefta !Noabeb (guitar), Emil Keister (keyboards) and Dantago N !Hoabeb (Bass). Musically things started to move in the right direction and the school band soon started jamming in the city and towns during school holidays, doing gigs on main halls and gospel music on Sundays in Lutheran churches around Namibia. . By mid 70´s the Ugly Creatures had garnered a well-deserved reputation as the premier local band. By then the Band formation was changed, more founding members gave way to styled players and the Ugly Creatures sound was born featuring Axali Doeseb, Baby Doeseb, Elvis Afrikaner, Jefta !Noabeb, Nicro !Hoabeb, Joni Adams and Jomo !Haoseb. The band started to work on their own compositions and three albums, Generation, !Nosa !Keis (Gospel) and The Ugly Creatures were released. Axali Doeseb and Joni Adams were the main songwriters for the group and at a later stage, Baby Doesebalso added his talent. Some tracks were topping the local top 20 programs on black radio stations. Tracks like ´//Khowa am dao-amte´(Creatures) and ´Eyes of ice´(Generation) were banned from the local stations. Top hits such as Shirley, Creatures of the Earth, Not Tonight, Sas xa ≠aihase, Friends of Mine, Give your Heart and !Erere had the longest standing on the local radio stations, out lasting imports. The lack of a Recording company and music promoters, together with the inexperience of the band members themselves, contributed towards the band not earning much from their recordings Their songs may have been popular but record sales were not. In the late 70´s, the Late Thlabanello and Tjongarero took the Band under their wings as the SWAPO Party band. The playing field was broadened, more gigs and more appearances at the SWAPO Party Rallies, the result was the ´Peoples Band´, but the name Ugly Creatures remained with the band throughout though. This combination also cost the band dearly. Being an up-front Band for a banned political party led to a stand-off with the South African rulers and their dreams of reaching out internationally were dash. No band never would been awarded a passport to leave the country. Over the years some members left for further education, some got job transfers outside Windhoek, some died, etc. and the distinct style, performance, sophisticated sound known and appreciated by the Namibians started to decline. The line-up on the Creatures of the Earth album that was recorded in 1978 in Johannesburg, South Africa was: Joni Adams(lead vocals/saxophone), Axali Doeseb – (keyboards/vocals) Peter L. Karon (manager), Baby Doeseb (lead guitar/vocals), Elvis Afrikaner (rhythm guitar/vocals), Jomo !Haoseb (drums/vocals) and Jephta !Noabeb (Bass guitar/vocals).
(2013/Sundazed) 2x7inch records 4 tracks - gatefold sleeve.Making his radio debut at age 5, San Antonio native Doug Sahm began a lifelong musical journey that led him through many branches of American roots music. Sourced from the original Mercury session
(Sleazy Records) - (Sleazy Records) Mario Cobo has managed to carve out a musical career seemingly unattainable for a musician born in Barcelona. Chopping stone. Test after test. Concert after concert. With an impeccable attitude from his first live appearance, in 1994, until the last one, probably yesterday. Because Cobo has not stopped playing in all these years. Either with Nu-Niles, his usual band, with which he edited up to 6 LPs and several 7inchs. The band that took to him to turn by all Europe and the United States until its dissolution, this same year, with a splendid album of homonymous title. A background that shapes his reputation as a guitarist and composer within the international roots music scene. With songs edited in Germany, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Holland and the United States. That has made Cobo a renowned musician, an aspect in which they have much to do other projects such as The Lazy Jumpers, which between 2003 and 2008 recorded three albums with his name, and two more as a band of Little Rachel and Mitch Woods. He also was one of Kim Lenz´s Jaguars between 2010 and 2012 and played performances as a member of the groups of Sonny Burgess and Dj Fontana (drummer Elvis), Billy Lee Riley, Janis Martin, Joe Clay Glen Glenn or Dale Hawkins. But now all that is history, like the Nu-Niles. A beautiful story that resurfaced this year 2015 to edit together with Loquillo ´Code Rocker´ (DRO / Warner), produced by Mario with Josu Garcia, placed in the number 1 sales in Spain and make a thrilling tour while exclusive of 12 dates in a month throughout the state. Cobo goes ahead with the Mambo Jambo, a whirlwind of instrumental rhythm & blues formed with the saxophone master Dani Nel.lo (Rebels, Nel.lo and La Banda del Zoco), his partner in innumerable projects Ivan Kovacevic (Nu-Niles) and the magician of the drumsticks Anton Jarl. With them and three LP´s plus several singles have conquered the hearts of the public and also of the critics, who does not stop giving praise to the band. Another of his projects is the Western Swing band Los Locos del Oeste and his crazy country jazz where he deals between the guitar, voice and steel guitar with which he occupies the little free time he has left when he is not touring with Mambo Jambo or working in various productions.
(2017/Stag-O-Lee) 12 Tracks - A wild musical trip through the Caribbeans continued!
Stephen Trask´s 1998 rock musical is about a fictional rock and roll band fronted by an East German transgender singer. The music is steeped in the 1970s glam rock era of David Bowie.
(2016/Ace) 2 tracks. When Lorraine Chandler’s dramatic ‘You Only Live Twice’ was discovered in RCA’s tape library in the 90s, it was recognised as the forerunner of Yvonne Baker’s Northern classic ‘You Didn’t Say A Word’. Both tracks sport the powerful James Bond theme tune motif. Chandler and Baker’s late 60s careers intertwined further when both artists cut versions of ‘Mend The Torn Pieces’ and ‘I Can’t Change’. It was exciting to access the Pied Piper tapes and hear an earlier, rawer take of ‘You Only Live Twice’. Previously available only on a 100 Club Anniversary 45, this is the first single release for the song from the original session. The instrumental mix of the Cavaliers’ ‘Hold To My Baby’ is quite an adrenalin rush for dancers who love to revel in the musical instrumentation that made these sounds so memorable.
(Vee-Tone Records) 10 tracks - The Cavern Club - The Jazz & Skiffle Years (Special 60th Anniversary Collector’s Edition) - 10” Blue Vinyl (Individually numbered 001-500) - Special Features: • An official Cavern Club 60th Anniversary special release • Only 500 individually numbered copies worldwide • Superior high gloss heavyweight card sleeve, with ‘flap-back’ sleeve shrink wrapped • Special 10” blue vinyl pressing • Stunning artwork featuring rare Cavern Club archive photographs and original record release information • Features original recordings from George Melly, Merseysippi Jazz Band, Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes, Mose Allison, Lonnie Donegan, Beryl Bryden, Chas McDevitt, Johnny Duncan and Dickie Bishop _ Post-War Britain saw a move away from Big Bands to that of more smaller Jazz combos, from which the Skiffle phenomenon evolved. By the late 1950’s, Liverpool alone had around 200 Skiffle groups, with the Cavern Club showcasing both new and established artists. The Skiffle craze swept Britain for around 3 years, laying the foundations for the British Rock ‘n’ Roll scene. The Cavern first opened its doors on the 16th January 1957, purely as a Jazz venue showcasing British and US performers. Top of the bill on that opening night was the Merseysippi Jazz Band (featured on this collection) supported by the Wall City Jazzmen, Ralph Watmough Jazz Band and the Coney Island Skiffle Group. At that time Skiffle groups were seen as acceptable by the Cavern management (part of the Jazz scene), no Rock ‘n’ Roll was allowed to be performed, although John Lennon famously pushed the boundaries when the Quarrymen played the Cavern slipping in a Rock ‘n’ Roll tune! In London, the ‘cool’ mellow sounds of the Modern Jazz scene were quickly picked up by the fashionable ‘Modernists’ of the late 50’s and early 60’s. This movement quickly spread across the country, the likes of Mose Allison, Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes were all hugely popular and influential on the musical development of the diverse ‘Mod’ scene. Furthermore, the influence of Skiffle on the development of British popular music cannot be underestimated. Skiffle groups quickly morphed into Rock ‘n’ Roll groups by the late 1950’s, the tea chest bass being replaced by electric bass guitars and acoustic guitars by electric. Members of The Shadows, Led Zeppelin, The Hollies, Deep Purple and of course The Beatles (The Quarrymen) all cut their teeth in Skiffle groups. To mark the Cavern Club’s 60th Anniversary year, this special limited edition 10” blue vinyl LP (individually numbered 001-500) celebrates its diverse musical heritage, showcasing some of the legends of Modern Jazz and Skiffle that performed at the Cavern in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. The Cavern was even the official base for the Liverpool branch of the ‘Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Club’. Passionate about Skiffle, Donegan used his Skiffle Clubs to encourage young musicians to get on stage and give it a go. Although Donegan visited the Cavern, he was far too big a name to perform there in those days, but he did take to the stage on the 24th of May 2001 for a special one-off gig. The Cavern Club - The Jazz And Skiffle Years isn’t just a historical record of the Cavern’s rich and diverse musical heritage, it’s a stunning collection of great music. Featuring all things Jazz, from Trad. to Modern, through to Skiffle. This special collection features Jazz legends George Melly (UK), Liverpool’s very own Merseysippi Jazz Band (UK), Ronnie Scott (UK), Tubby Hayes (UK) and Mose Allison (USA). On the flip side, we feature five popular Skiffle pioneers - Lonnie Donegan (UK), Beryl Bryden (UK), Chas. McDevitt (UK), Johnny Duncan (USA) and Liverpool’s very own Dickie Bishop (UK). Paul McCartney paid homage to his Skiffle roots in 1999, recording a fine cover of Bishop’s ‘No Other Baby’ on ‘Run Devil Run’ album, you can hear the original right here!
(Norton) Recorded live at the Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, New York 1956. MC - Alan Freed. - Rock ´n Roll — the first new major music trend in more than two decades — is referred to in the trade today as ´The Great Leveler.´ Until Rock ´n Roll reared its rhyth-mic head a couple of years ago, records were rigidly classified under three headings - pop, country-and-western and rhythm-and-blues. However, Rock ´n Roll (an exciting blend of all three categories with strong emphasis on the latter two) broke down the musical barriers and today Rock ´n Roll recording stars often hit all three best-seller charts with one disk. Although Rock ´n Roll platters are made by performers in all categories, the most successful Rock ´n Roll artists of late have been those who originally started in the country-and-western field. In fact, it sometimes seems Tennessee must be the ´coolest´ state in the union, judging by the number of topflight Rock ´n Roll artists who call it home. Johnny Burnettte and the Rock ´n Roll Trio — one of the hottest new record acts in the Rock ´n Roll market today and stars of this disk — were rocked in the cradle of Davy Crockett land, as were those popular compatriots Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins. The Tennessee boys sing a unique brand of Rock ´n Roll, a style dubbed by some disk jock-eys as ´Rock-a-Billy.´ Burnette and his buddies generate all the earthy spontaneity and hard driving showmanship of the best ´Rock-a-Billy´ stars, yet at the same time retain a plain-tive, folksy quality that gives their work heart as well as excitement. The record selections — sung with tremendous warmth and enthusiasm, punctuated by animal-like, uninhibited yelps of sheer vitality — include the wildly exuberant rhythm items ´Tear It Up´ and ´Oh Baby Babe´. The boys also write music, and their own compositions are featured in this package.
(2013/Sundazed) 2x7inch records 4 tracks - gatefold sleeve. Making his radio debut at age 5, San Antonio native Doug Sahm began a lifelong musical journey that led him through many branches of American roots music. Sourced from the original Mercury session tapes, these tracks honor Sahm’s legacy by carrying his musical alchemy forward into a new century. ´´You just can’t live in Texas if you don’t have a lot of soul,” Sahm once sang and, truly, he possessed un alma eterna triunfante.Track Listing: Mendocino • ¿Que Sera Mañana? • Nuevo Laredo • La luna Fue Culpable