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Slabs of Humdingers
Volume One

£17.99 + £3.50 P&P UK
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“Slabs Of Humdingers Volume One” featuring 17 Greasy Groovers compiled by Radio DJ and TV presenter Mark Lamarr. This deluxe set is presented in a quality 180g format for your ultimate listening pleasure! Containing a “humdinging’” mix of 50s & 60s R&B rarities and obscurities from a cross section of labels including:- Checker, Felsted, Amber, King, Groove, RPM, Super, Triode, Kaydee, Acclaim, Unique Laboratories, Apollo, Specialty, RCA and Amaker.

 

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  • Compiled by Radio DJ and TV Presenter Mark Lamarr
  • Liner notes by Mark Lamarr
  • Limited Edition Only 500 pressed
  • Deluxe 180g vinyl collector’s edition
  • Contains recordings by artists such as Billy Miranda, Dr.
    Harmonica Zack & The Groovers, James "Sugar Boy" Crawford, King Curtis and Jimmy Witherspoon plus many more

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Screaming Gospel Holy Rollers
Hop Skip And Jump LP

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Following the success of Vee-Tone Records CD releases “Screaming Gospel Holy Rollers” Vols. 1 & 2 here are a further 18 screamin’ and hollerin’ black Gospel recordings compiled by Radio DJ and TV presenter Mark Lamarr presented in a deluxe 180g vinyl format. “Screaming Gospel Holy Rollers - Hop, Skip And Jump” focuses on the greatest era of Black Gospel music, the 50s and early 60s. As the title implies, this release contains some of the wildest Black Gospel ever recorded, the torrid opening track “I Wanna Be Ready” by The Rev. H.B. Crum And The Mighty Golden Keys pretty much sets the tone for the entire album. What makes this album very special is that it focuses on the “wild side” of Black Gospel, which is but a stone’s throw from Soul & Rock n Roll at its wildest and best. If you’re looking for silky smooth Gospel this definitely isn’t the album for you! Featuring record labels including Savoy, Gospel, Peacock, Checker, Sue etc. this beautifully presented Limited Edition (only 500 pressed), 180g, 12” vinyl album includes sleeve notes by Mark Lamarr along with detailed session information. The influence of Black Gospel music on Rock n Roll cannot be underestimated and this album clearly demonstrates the cross over between non secular and secular music in the 50s & 60s. Absolutely essential listening for collectors of Soul, Black Gospel & Rhythm & Blues!

 

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  • Compiled by Radio DJ and TV Presenter Mark Lamarr
  • Comprehensive liner notes by Mark Lamarr
  • Full session details
  • Limited Edition Only 500
  • Deluxe 180 g vinyl collector’s edition
  • Contains recordings by artists such as The Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi, The Nightingales, Blind Boys Of Alabama, The Apollos, Rev. Dwight "Gatemouth" Moore, Rev. H.B Crum & The Mighty Golden Keys plus many more

 



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Janis & Elvis

The RCA Victor Singles LP

This stunning 10” album was inspired by the now legendary 1957 “JANIS AND ELVIS” South African album, “JANIS AND ELVIS - The RCA VICTOR Singles 1956-1958” features 12 original RCA VICTOR recordings from Janis Martin aka “The Female Elvis” and Elvis Presley (3 x Janis Martin 45s A&B sides and 3 x Elvis Presley 45s A&B sides). The short two year window from 1956 to 1958 was extremely significant to both artists, both kick started their RCA recording careers in 1956 and by 1958 both artists were forced to take a break from the recording studios, in Elvis’ case he was drafted into the Army and regrettably for Janis her contract was ended by RCA. The similarities didn’t end their either, both artists resumed their recording careers in 1960, with Elvis famously returning to the studio and Janis recording two 45s for the Belgian record label, Palette. The 45s featured in this collection are raw slices of prime Rock n Roll cooked to perfection by RCAs fine production teams… meaty goodies indeed, served up on a sizzling 10” platter!

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  • Limited Edition only 500 pressed
  • Deluxe 10” vinyl collector’s edition
  • Original 45 rpm label shots
  • Liner notes
  • Contains original RCA VICTOR recordings by Janis Martin and Elvis Presley

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Motown Rhythm & Blues ’59-’62

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Motown Rhythm & Blues ’59-’62 (Vee-Tone Records VTRLP2031) - Berry Gordy Jr. founded the now legendary Motown Records in
January 1959 with an $800 Dollar loan from his family. He went on to create one of the most successful record labels in music history,
introducing the world to the musical talents of Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Mary
Wells, The Supremes, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas to mention but a few. Gathered together here on this stunning deluxe
collector’s 12” vinyl edition are 16 slices of raucous Rhythm & Blues that showcase the foundations of what went on to become the
‘Motown Sound’. This Mark Lamarr compiled collection covers the period between 1959 and 1962 and features 45s originally released
on Motown and sister labels Tamla, Miracle and MEL-O-DY. From screaming Rhythm & Blues to Doo Wop ballads it’s all here in
superb sound quality, switch on the turntable, line up the tone arm and prepare to be blown away…… “That's What I Want”.

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  • Compiled by Radio DJ and TV Presenter Mark Lamarr
  • Comprehensive liner notes by Mark Lamarr
  • Limited Edition 500 1st press
  • Deluxe 180 g vinyl collector’s edition
  • Free bonus tracks download
  • Contains early and rare recordings by artists including Barrett Strong, The Miracles, The Temptations, Charters and Gino Parks

Motown Rhythm & Blues ’59-’62 LP Review By Mike Atherton