Slapback Johnny – Hit Me Up

Slapback Johnny is a band that works hard and rocks even harder. This dutch trio has quickly made a name for itself as an energetic live-band by touring extensively worldwide since starting in 2012 and will now finally release their full debut-album on Rhythm Bomb Records.
The album is a display of the full palette of the Johnny-sound. With hard hitting drums, pounding bass and flaming guitars as key ingredients. On this record the trio set out to release something that has its own distinct sound. The songs incorporate influences of rockabilly, blues, rock ’n’ roll, hillbilly and swing on 13 original tracks while always staying recognisable as Slapback Johnny.

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Cat Lee King and his Cocks – Cock-Tales

Here comes the long awaited first LP by Cat Lee King and his Cocks, the sensational Jump Blues youngsters from Bonn, Germany! Under the fitting title “Cock Tales” the Quintet has put down fourteen smoking hot songs, most of them being brand new original material, all with gritty vintage sound and lots of background shoutin’ and yellin’ goin’ on, providing a studio recording as close to a live experience as possible. All songs were recorded live within two days in the tiny vintage “Rocket Lab” studio in Essen, Germany, on analogue tape machines and with vintage instruments, microphones and amps

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B.B. & The Blues Shacks – Reservation Blues (Vinyl)

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.

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The Starjays – Bang! It’s the Starjays (Vinyl)

The Starjays, dynamic, melodic, original and catchy mid-century inspired rhythm and blues from the Northwestern USA. From the second they take the stage with sax, guitar, upright bass, piano and drums, Roy Kay and Angelatini deliver their powerful duets and harmonies on top of a jumpy rhythm that turns music venues into dancehalls. Taking influence from Ruth Brown, Etta James, Irma Thomas, Roy Brown, Wynonie Harris & Little Richard they create their own style and unique sound. In their first two years on the scene they have already played the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender twice, the last time on the main stage, and released their debut LP consisting of 12 original compositions “Bang!, It’s the Starjays” to rave reviews.

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The Margraves – Primitive Beat (Vinyl)

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 (Vinyl)

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.

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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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Kieron McDonald – Shake That Thing

Here comes the third solo effort of the singer of „THE FLATFOOT SHAKERS“ from Melbourne, Australia. KIERON MCDONALD is wellknown in the european Szene, he lived for some years in Cologne, Germany and is a regular guest on all major Rockabilly/Roots festivals like Rockabilly Rave (UK), High Rockabilly (Spain), ABombers (Sweden), Drive-In Barn (Belgium) or Tear It Up (Croatia).

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