Winnie Winston – Wanted For Steeling

Winston was a five-string banjo legend by the mid-’60s. He recorded for VANGUARD and ELEKTRA and performed with Bill Monroe. His group, the New York City Ramblers, shared the stage with Bob Dylan at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival. In 1970 Winnie began to play the pedal steel guitar and promptly created quite a stir. He designed and built his own instrument and wrote the “bible” on how to play the steel (Oak Books, 1975).

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VA – Talkin’ On The Telephone Vol. 2 – Hillbilly Music

In this series of four landmark CDs, RWA RECORDS celebrates two inventions from the late 19th century that changed human life and civilization forever: a) the ability to transmit our speech over long distances and b) the ability to preserve that speech on recordings. Those two inventions occurred at almost the same time in history, and just as soon as people began to make recordings of their voices, they began to write and record songs about telephones.

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VA – Talkin’ On The Telephone Vol. 1 – Blues, R&B and Gospel

In this series of four landmark CDs, RWA RECORDS celebrates two inventions from the late 19th century that changed human life and civilization forever: a) the ability to transmit our speech over long distances and b) the ability to preserve that speech on recordings. Those two inventions occurred at almost the same time in history, and just as soon as people began to make recordings of their voices, they began to write and record songs about telephones.

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VA – Play The Music Louder – 4-Star Boogies & Jumpin’ Hillbilly

Bill McCall’s legendary FOUR STAR label began life in 1945 as a subsidiary of Dick Nelson’s GILT EDGE RECORDS. McCall issued a considerable amount of good music, which today is highly collectable and indeed expensive to purchase. This CD focuses on FOUR STAR’s heyday as an important, influential, and independent label, and features vibrant recordings from 1947 to 1955. The performers  range from major names like the Wilburn Brothers, to regional stars like Jerry Irby, Jerry Jericho and Don Whitney who are still revered by collectors and fans of music of the era, to obscure performers almost totally forgotten today, like Owen Perry and Kelly West.

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Twisted Rod – Boozin’ and Boppin’

Is a 3 piece rockin‘ combo based in Prague. They play highly energetic, red hot 50s inspired music. They are considered as one of the most authentic rockabilly band in the Czech Republic. After five years of playing around the Czech Republic and forming their style, in 2014 they finally released their debut album on Rhythm Bomb Records called “Bring it on Home!”. Right now their second album “Boozin’ & Boppin’” is out!

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Otto Bash – My Baby Heard Elvis

The RICHARD WEIZE ARCHIVES make available the recordings of Otto Bash, a Nashville based drummer and sometime vocalist. Bash was 29 years old, and it was the dawn of the rock ‘n’ roll era, when he briefly by chance stepped into the recording spotlight in 1955. This album offers a fascinating insight into the musically pivotal year, and the album offers a weird and wonderful mix of jazz, pop and rock, veering from cool to hot, square to hip, corny to cutting edge. If you can imagine a blend of Boyd Bennet, Tiny Bradshaw, and the jumping sound the combos of these artists made, then Otto Bash will be your cup of tea.

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VA – Hillbilly Goes Electric – Rarest Of Rare Country Boogie Vol. 2

The RICHARD WEIZE ARCHIVES continue their series of 10″ albums, and volume two of the country boogie recordings maintains the quality, and perhaps features better known songs. The cowboy singers also had to be heard and amplification of the instruments was replacing the acoustic cowboy sound. The combos had to play louder at Juke Joints to be heard over the often rowdy crowds. On this volume we introduce Texas Cat Music, which was to become the new direction of hillbilly boogie music. These hepped up cowboys were hitting the groove, and making the groundwork for the birth of rockabilly.

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VA – Hillbilly Goes Electric – Rarest Of Rare Country Boogie Vol. 1

The RICHARD WEIZE ARCHIVES make available the first in a series of 10″ albums which will explore post war esoteric country boogie recordings. Due to post war austerity maintaining a large band was too costly and the result was the beginning of small combos. The cowboy singers had to be heard and amplification of the instruments was replacing the acoustic cowboy sound, they had to play louder at Juke Joints to be heard over the often rowdy crowds. The music itself is a wonderful rhythmic fusion of hillbilly and western music blended with black blues and rhythm influences. The album is informatively annotated by Kevin Coffey offering fascinating insights into the artist’s music and the musicians who provided the compelling rhythms. The 100g, 10 inch vinyl album is housed in a high quality gatefold sleeve which opens out to display numerous vintage images with many rare photographs to add a face to the music.

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VA – Boogie Woogie Santa Claus – An R&B Christmas

Blues and R&B records about Christmas have been released since the earliest days of the record business. Nearly 100 years ago, Bessie Smith recorded At The Christmas Ball in 1925, and Blind Lemon Jefferson chimed in with Christmas Eve Blues in 1928. Pre-war bluesmen Bo Carter, Tampa Red, and Charlie Jordan came up with variations on the theme, and the often-ribald duo of Butterbeans & Susie checked in with Papa Ain’t No Santa Claus (Mama Ain’t No Christmas Tree) in 1930.

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VA – A Rootin’ Tootin’ Santa – A Hillbilly Christmas

Christmas music rarely appeared on phonograph records until the late 1940s, and most of what did appear was aimed squarely at the mainstream pop market. In fact, Christmas recordings by country artists were virtually non-existent in the pre-war years. This collection of 30 hillbilly Christmas records gathers together some mighty rare recorded material, to say the least.

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B.B. & The Blues Shacks – Reservation Blues

Celebrated on all continents for nearly 30 years B.B, & The Blues Shacks are the European export of traditional Rhythm&Blues. With up to 4000 concerts worldwide the band has achieved a huge fanbase and can look back on 13 album releases since 1994. Now the band has found a new home at Rhythm Bomb, returning to their creative roots with their new album. Whilst their love for Soul was never in doubt in the past, this new release sees the quintet return to what they have mastered like no other formation since their foundation: exquisite Vintage Blues and 50s Chicago Blues coupled with swing, Jump and driving shuffles. “Reservation Blues” contains 14 original compositions which are complemented by an outstanding horn section on 4 tracks

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Mike Penny & his Moonshiners – Rock Me Daddy-O

Mike Penny & his Moonshiners are back with their third album by Rhythm Bomb Records and reconnect with “Texas Boogie”. Musically richer and more sophisticated, they continue to follow the path that their idols have established at the end of the forties up to the beginning of the 1950s: with “Rock Me Daddy-O”, the Country & Western elements move in the background and are replaced by Jumping Jive, Boogie and Rhythm’n Blues (greetings from Bill Haley). This makes “Rock Me Daddy-O” the most danceable album from the five Hillbillies and should not be missing at any party.

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The Margraves – Primitive Beat

Primitive Beat, the raw up-tempo second record from The Margraves, combines catchy driving guitar hooks with warm vocal harmonies all set to, you guessed it, a primitive beat! Ray, Mick, and Bobby Margrave belt out vocal harmonies as Ray and Mick push through on their matching guitars, Bobby puts down a solid moving bass line and Mark Margrave pounds out a primitive beat. New to the line-up is Mark Margrave on drums. With Ray’s addition of tenor sax, the new sound is even more savage! Fourteen all original tracks will get you shakin’ and keep you there!

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Black Patti – Red Tape

Breaking news: Sensational new album by Black Patti coming soon!
Marked cards, lost wigs, shady street corners, worried mothers, greedy bankers and nagging lovers are part of the 13 original compositions that were recorded in perfect oldtime manner by Peter Crow C. and Ferdinand Jelly Roll Kraemer at the Black Shack Studios. Special guests on upright bass are Ryan Donohue and Uli Lehmann. This record will be released on CD and as a limited edition LP with each product containing the lyrics to the songs. Enjoy!

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Dusty Dave & The Heart Attacks – One Beer Left

After releasing their debut single on Rhythm Bomb Records in 2014, The Heart Attacks are finally back with a full length album, featuring an even more brute sound and a new singer called Dusty Dave. Dave totally lives up to his name and graces the 14 songs with his distinctive, smokey voice, sometimes reminiscent of the mississippi delta, sometimes reminiscent of chicago. He is getting support by Lucky Steve on guitar, Dynamite White on Blues Harp, Rockin’ Bende on Drums and Ray Black on Bass, who is also in charge as the producer of this record. „One Beer Left“ is a longplayer which ranges stilistically from extensive, spherical blues boppers to groovy early 60’s R&B to dirty Rockin’ Blues. A musical challenge which is pretty hard to accomplish but invites the audience to an interesting trip through the world of the blues. In contrast to other blues bands, who cover classical material in a perfect way, Dusty Dave & The Heart Attacks prove that they are darn good at one central thing: putting their hearts and souls into their music.

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A.J. and the Rockin Trio – Rockin The Blues

It is hard to believe that 3 years have passed since that first jam session in the summer of 2014 at Aloha Café. The little snowball haven’t stop growing, after the 6 track promo cassette, that arrived at Rhythm Bomb headquarters, soon A.J. & the Rockin’ Trio were promoting their first CD at The 20th Rockabilly Rave with gigs scheduled outside their old country Portugal, in the far corner of Western Europe.

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Groove Juice (Vinyl)

It must have been heaven on earth, when record playing time was limited to only about three minutes per side, as there wasn’t enough space for more on a fragile 78 rpm shellack. The majority of these titles was simply designed for dancing and pure pleasure in late 40s and early 50s territory jukeboxes, most of them pressed in relatively small quantities only and good survivors from way back then are scarce today. Enjoy your Shag-, Lindy-, Balboa- or Boogie-dancing with this collection. To tell it with ‘The Hipster’: “Put a nickel in the slot!”

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Joakim Tinderholt – Hold On (Vinyl)

Joakim Tinderholts second album ”Hold On” is available on CD, LP and download (iTunes etc). Released on Big H Records (Norway) and Rhythm Bomb Records (International) in Summer/Fall 2017.
Almost three years after the release of their debut album Joakim Tinderholt & his band are finally ready with the follow-up. Since signing with German record label Rhythm Bomb Records, in 2015, the band has made it to big festival stages across Europe. Most notably Screamin´ Festival (Spain), Rhythm Riot (UK) and Moulin Blues Festival (Netherlands).
The new record is based on the same recipe as the first; a good mix of new original tunes and favorites from the live set. This time Joakim has penned two songs by himself and co-written another two with guitarist Hoeye and bassplayer Troiani. The covers are gems from the catalogues of Ike Turner, Freddie King and country singer Johnny Rivers, among others.

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The Kokomo Kings – Too Good To Stay Away From (Vinyl)

Take a big bucket of unpolished Mississippi juke joint boogie and blend it with another bucket of laid back down home blues. Add a teacup of swamp pop, a tablespoon of hillbilly and a pound of profane, ecstatic gospel and you´ll have the Kokomo Kings. This is rock´n´roll before rock´n´roll was born. Nothing but primitive, groovy Saturday-night music made for dancing.
The long awaited follow up of their classy debuet record „Artificial Natural“ is here, its called „Too Good To Stay Away“ full of red hot rockin Rhythm and Blues. 12 colorful originals prove once again the smartness and craftmanship of this danish/swedish Cooperation. Long awaited is the remake of „The River Tumed To Steam“ which was available as 7inch version only or „A Wasted Day Is Forever Lost“ another dancefloor killer ! Smart lyrics, raw unpolished and primitive Rhythms made for dancing ! This is too good to stay away from, so hurry up and get this little platter from your local record dealer !

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Del Shannon – Greatest Hits & Finest Performances

Del Shannon is known as the Runaway hitmaker of 1961, with a string of hits to follow in the early ’60s. One story that may not be as well known is that he was the first American artist to record and release a Lennon/McCartney composition in From Me To You in the summer of 1963. Shannon’s version charted higher than The Beatles’ original on the U.S. charts that summer, a song that Shannon had produced himself! Del’s first attempt producing a session tasted sweet and he wanted to explore that opportunity more in depth. Del Shannon cut ties briefly with his managers in the latter half of ’63 and wrote, recorded, produced, and released his own records for a stint on his own label, albeit short-lived, BER-LEE RECORDS.

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Chet Atkins

Chester Burton Atkins (June 20, 1924 – June 30, 2001), known as “Mr. Guitar” and “The Country Gentleman”, was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter, and record producer, who along with Owen Bradley and Bob Ferguson, among others, created the country music style that came to be known as the Nashville sound, which expanded country music’s appeal to adult pop music fans. He was primarily known as a guitarist. He also played the mandolin, fiddle, banjo, and ukulele.

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Egidio “Juke” Ingala & The Jacknives – Switcharoo

In every city, town and hamlet in the world, there are a few people who are just a little different. From a little fishing village in southern Brazil to a factory town in the Ukraine there is someone, maybe even three or four like-minded individuals, who speak an esoteric, universal language. From Stockholm to Los Angeles, from Chicago to Milan and Bologna here are people, not many mind you, who communicate in this unwritten dialect. It is the language of the blues. Just for sake of clarification, I’m not talking about “blues-rock” that ugly, coarse, rather juvenile, bastardized way of communicating, but…real blues.

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The Jelly Roll Men – Jelly Roll Shuffle

The Jelly Roll Men are on a mission. They want to the bring old-school blues to everybody out there. The band earned a solid reputation for beings a great live act and a real crowd-pleaser. Make no mistake. In spite of their stage antics, these guys take their music seriously hey don’t play old-school blues to be different, they play it because it’s in their soul – and they are playing it just like it’s like it’s supposed to be played.

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Joakim Tinderholt – Hold On

Almost three years after the release of their debut album Joakim Tinderholt & his band are finally ready with the follow-up. Since signing with German record label Rhythm Bomb Records, in 2015, the band has made it to big festival stages across Europe. Most notably Screamin´ Festival (Spain), Rhythm Riot (UK) and Moulin Blues Festival (Netherlands).
The new record is based on the same recipe as the first; a good mix of new original tunes and favorites from the live set. This time Joakim has penned two songs by himself and co-written another two with guitarist Hoeye and bassplayer Troiani. The covers are gems from the catalogues of Ike Turner, Freddie King and country singer Johnny Rivers, among others.

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VA – Rockin’ The King

When Elvis Presley exploded in 1956, the swivel-hipped rocker’s avalanche of hits provided ample fodder for BELL RECORDS. Arthur Shimkin’s budget-priced label subsisted on a steady diet of well-done covers that utilized top New York studios and some of the city’s leading session musicians, BELL’s roster of vocalists trying hard to capture the feel of Elvis’ groundbreaking rock and roll.

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The Jelly Roll Men

The Jelly Roll Men are on a mission! They want to the bring old-school blues to everybody out there. They band earned a solid reputation for beings a great live act and a real crowd-pleaser. Make no mistake. In spite of their stage antics, these guys take their music seriously. They don’t play old-school blues to be different, they play it because it’s in their soul. Their debut album “Jelly Roll Shuffle” -produced by award-winner producer and musician Little Victor -who also guests on the record- features the most authentic 1950’s blues sounds.

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