Rock & Roll

VA – The London American Story: Rarities (2011)

VA - The London American Story: Rarities (2011)

VA – The London American Story: Rarities (2011)
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Total Size: 842 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: One Day Music | Cat#: DAY3CD001 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

The London record label was founded in 1947 as an offshoot of the Decca Label. two years later it began buying the UK distribution rights to American independent labels such as Imperial, Chess, Dot, Atlantic, Specialty and Sun as well as (much later) the first releases from Motown. Coincidentally, the 45rpm seven-inch single format was first introduced in 1949 by RCA Victor.Read More

Little Richard – Just About As Good As It Gets! (2013)

Little Richard - Just About As Good As It Gets! (2013)

Little Richard – Just About As Good As It Gets! (2013)
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Total Size: 716 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Smith & Co | Cat#: SCCD 2493 | Genre: Rock & Roll

Of all the original 50s rock ‘n’ roll stars, none was more flamboyant than Richard Wayne Penniman. Now a game octogenarian still intermittently performing (he headlined a Las Vegas weekender in March 2013), Richard has had a chequered career peppered with retirements and comebacks, fluctuations between God and Mammon and many a misjudged recording; his latter years dogged by a dodgy hip. At his peak he was the most dynamic rock ‘n’ roll extrovert on record and stage, which obscures the fact he was also the most mellifluous vocalist of the pack when he calmed down enough to sing a blues, gospel or soul balladRead More

Various Artists – Twistin’ USA (2013)

Various Artists - Twistin' USA (2013)

Various Artists – Twistin’ USA (2013)
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Total Size: 507 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Fantastic Voyage | Cat#: FVDD161 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Twist

It’s 1961 and the Twist is just the shot in the arm that the music business has been looking for in the wake of the payola scandal. Many key radio stations across the United States have panicked and changed their formats from rock & roll to “quality music”, causing both listeners and advertisers to drop away fastRead More

VA – The Cruisin’ Story 1955 (2012)

VA - The Cruisin' Story 1955 (2012)

VA – The Cruisin’ Story 1955 (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
FLAC: 615 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: One Day Music | Cat#: DAY2CD167 | Genre: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly

One Day Music’s Cruisin’ series continues with the year 1955 and more classic hits. Featured artists include Bill Haley & The Comets, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley and more!Read More

Del Shannon – A Complete Career Anthology 1961-1990 (1998)

Del Shannon - A Complete Career Anthology 1961-1990 (1998)

Del Shannon – A Complete Career Anthology 1961-1990 (1998)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans
FLAC: 977 MB | Scans: 52.6 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Raven Records | Cat#: RVCD-51 | Genre: Rock & Roll

To most casual listeners, Del Shannon was a one-hit (or, at best, two-hit) wonder. This two-CD anthology goes a long way toward correcting that inaccurate perception, covering virtually every high point in a career that, admittedly with some ups and downs, yielded some great and popular music across nearly 30 yearsRead More