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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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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Narvel Felts & Jerry Mercer – 1956 Radio Rockabillies

Reissued by popular demand is the ‘Radio Rockabillies’ material recorded by Jerry Mercer and his band, the Rhythm and Blues Boys, in 1956 for a local radio show in Malden, Missouri. Jerry’s band included a certain NARVEL FELTS who would go on to record at SUN and MERCURY before achieving stardom in the South in the 1960s and then international renown as a major country music entertainer in the 1970s.

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VA – Perfect For Parties

It was the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll: revolutionary rhythms, electric guitars, off-beat saxophones and hammering pianos, plus piercing vocals and choruses which made everything that went before sound antiquated: awopbopaloobopalopbamboom, Be-bop-a-lula… However, this turbulent environment also produced a delicate flour which kept on blossoming in a most miraculous way: Petite Fleur by Chris Barber’s Jazz Band. Monty Sunshine’s melodic clarinet successfully stood up against the powerful sound of rock music. The METRONOME single with Sidney Bechet’s composition kept incessantly spinning on the turntables, against the rock ‘n’ roll trend of its day.

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Ray Campi – Austin, Texas 1949 – 1950

The incredible musical saga of Ray Campi, spanning more than 65 years and still going strong, commenced with the previously unheard contents of this album, waxed long before the advent of the rockabilly genre that he’s world-renowned for helping to keep thriving. In 1949-50, when Ray and his pals laid down these eight splendid sides at his cousin’s house on an Audio Disc recorder, his hometown of Austin, Texas was dominated by straightahead country music. That’s what Campi, then only in his mid-teens, sang as well. Quite convincingly, too.

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George Jones – Why Baby Why

George Jones greatest successes lay ahead of him when he performed the tracks in this collection – his first number one was just around the corner – and his voice would mature to almost unimagined depth, but there remains something special about his early years, a yet unjaded passion and an unadulterated authenticity that would arguably disappear in the coming years. Even as his voice matured and his abilities deepened, something else was lost which many find in vintage recordings like these.

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The Cochran Brothers – Latch On with The Cochran Brothers

Hank Cochran and Eddie Cochran, not related, both rose to international prominence in music – Hank Cochran in Country Music and Eddie Cochran in Rock and Roll. Their success as solo artists did not come overnight, though. Before that, Hank and Eddie joined forces in 1954 when they were only teenagers, Hank 19 and Eddie 16, but as the Cochran Brothers they made their very first professional steps in music. And they did so with some success; the Cochran Brothers recorded professionally for EKKO and CASH RECORDS, toured extensively along the west coast and were featured regularly on regional TV with the popular artists of the day.

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Mo Al Jaz and friends – The Blues of Little Walter

Rhythm Bomb Records proudly presents “The Blues of Little Walter” by Mo Al Jaz & Friends, produced by Award-winner Little Victor. This album was recorded with the great Dexter Shaw, David Imir, Francesca Shaw, Robert Pokorny and help from Danny Michel and Big Jon Atkinson.This is probably the coolest “tribute” to Little Walter ever done. Little Victor really tried his best to make this record SOUND and LOOK as close as possible to a Little Walter CHESS album from the 1950’s. The album is full of blues boppers and rockin’ blues tunes. This project received the blessing of Marion Jacobs Diaz (Little Walter’s daughter) and approval from many great harp players and Little Walter fans all over the World. Grab your copy quick. They are gone fast!

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