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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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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