Tag Archives: Charly

power to the golden dawn plant

Powerplant

George Kinney’s eco psych punk … When I saw Charly’s 2010 budget reissue of Power Plantby the Golden Dawn (SNAM950, International Artists 1967), I was immediately reminded of Eva‘s awful remastering (massacre more likely) of CA Quintet’s Trip Thru Hellalbum. And so I was curious: would there be another night vs day difference in this album‘s sound? Luckily, there wasn’t. It’s still as powerful

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charlee dorsey

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It’s … the very underrated and all too oft’ forgotten soul champ & charming regular guy Lee Dorsey (1924-1986)! As produced & accompanied by Allen Toussaint, mostly, on the occasion of the release of Charly‘s Soul Mine The Greatest Hits & More 1960-19782cd (SNAX628CD, 2011) which reprises the Am I That Easy To Forget?2lp (Charly R&B CDX21, 1987) on disc one, adding a new 29 track compilation on disc two. Indeed, Charly / Snapper have been revving up a classy New Orleans reissue programme this year with similar releases by the Meters and Allen Toussaint related productions, and there’s been equally cool budget Red Bird & Shangri-Las releases. Secretly, I’m hoping they’ll reissue those two Swamp Dogg lp’s too (CRB 1026 & 1045), with extras …

swamp dogg reissue request

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Below: a doggone blisterin’ comment on yankeeland, recorded in 1972 by the magnificent Jerry Williams jr, ladies & gentlemen! And hey reissue labels, how’s about reprinting these two Swamp Dogg albums on vinyl – viz. the classic debut Total Destruction To Your Mind(Canyon 1970, gatefold!) and the ultra rare An Opportunity … Not A Bargain!!!(Wizard 1977)? Or how about a Charly 2cd that reprises Uncut And Classified 1A(CRB 1026, 1981) & Unmuzzled!(CRB 1045, 1983)?
http://www.swampdogg.net/
http://swampdogg.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/SwampDogg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swamp_Dogg
http://www11.brinkster.com/groovies1/Swamp.html
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=8633
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=7740
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=7643
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=4496
http://www.spin.com/articles/swamp-dogg-total-destruction-rat-on-the-real-doggfather
http://statestorebluestwo.blogspot.com/2010/07/swamp-dogg-total-destruction-to-your.html

2011-08-14: antwerp toussaint

Athavesome

Mr. Allen Toussaint is a legend in his own time, and rightly so. He will play live in Antwerp (Belgium) on 2011-08-14, accompanied by Marc Ribot
http://www.allentoussaint.com/
http://www.nynorecords.com/allen.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Toussaint
http://songwritershalloffame.org/exhibits/C6044
http://www.nonesuch.com/artists/allen-toussaint
http://www.soulfulkindamusic.net/atoussaint.htm
http://www.npr.org/artists/15403068/allen-toussaint
http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/Allen%20Toussaint.html
http://topics.nola.com/tag/allen%20toussaint/index.html
http://louisianamusichalloffame.org/content/view/102/119/
http://homeofthegroove.blogspot.com/search?q=Toussaint
http://www.sundazed.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=1154
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=7656
http://charly.co.uk/albums/sehorns-soul-farm-50-new-orleans-soul-classics/
http://charly.co.uk/albums/everything-i-do-gonh-be-funky-the-hit-songs-productions-1957-1978/
http://www.bear-family.de/index.php?sid=01b9f140eada2c84a05168806d75b14b&cl=details&anid=4302f9985736e852ea2b16cfd468799a
http://www.answers.com/topic/the-rubaiyats
http://www.answers.com/topic/willie-allen-1
http://www.fuel2000.com/

blue cat & red bird story

As promised here: a bit more on the Red Bird label, on the occasion of [new] Charly’s The Red Bird Story (Hits & Rarities From The Red Bird, Blue Cat, Tiger & Daisy Labels 60 Original Recordings By The Original Artists)budget v/a 2cd (SNAX626CD, 2011). More on Leiber & Stoller later … but see also:
http://www.charly.co.uk/albums/the-red-bird-story/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Bird_Records
http://uzine.posterous.com/tag/brillbuilding
http://www.redbirdent.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bossa_Nova_Baby
http://www.originals.be/en/originals.php?id=687
http://www.originals.be/en/originals.php?id=1501
http://tuwa.blogspot.com/2006/07/alvin-robinson-down-home-girl.html
http://funky16corners.wordpress.com/2009/03/31/the-coasters-down-home-girl/
http://www.elsewhere.co.nz/fromthevaults/4147/alvin-robinson-down-home-girl-1964/

morton’s shangri-las


Hey, and do check this interview with Mary Weiss of the Shangri-Las! And my next post, on the Red Bird label ;-) The radio spots below are off the one and only Shangs record you’ll ever need: Myrmidons Of Melodrama (The Definitive Collection Includes All The Hits Plus Rare Tracks)on RPM (1994, cat. no. 136, revamped in 2002 as cat. no. 506). Though Charly has that Rememberbudget 2cd as well (SNAX625CD) …

rip benny spellman

Benny

IM Benny Spellman (1931-12-11 > 2011-06-03), New Orleans soul legend. As produced by Allen Toussaint, and covered by the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Hollies … and others.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benny_Spellman
http://funky16corners.lunarpages.net/?p=1614
http://www.soulfulkindamusic.net/bspellman.htm
http://louisianamusichalloffame.org/content/view/99/117/
http://www.rockabilly.nl/references/messages/benny_spellman.htm
http://bluesman2001.blogspot.com/2011/06/benny-spellman-rip.html
http://redkelly.blogspot.com/2011/06/benny-spellman-i-feel-good-atlantic.html
http://www.nola.com/music/index.ssf/2011/06/benny_spellman_singer_of_lipst.html
http://homeofthegroove.blogspot.com/2011/07/tracing-benny-spellmans-fortunes.html
http://www.bsnpubs.com/charly/charly09-crb1100.html