50’s & 60’s Retro
Whether you are 'the good, the bad or the ugly' The name Montenegro carries with it a measure of high esteem when it comes to exciting and imaginative music.
Here we feature two fantastic albums in 'Loves of My Life' and 'Ellington Fantasy'. The first album offers romantic and voluptuous versions of these tantalizing and most often tender tunes. The second offers the grandiose, sweeping strings and Hugo his talented musicians eloquently express their ... [MORE]
As the '50s moved into the '60s, Bert Kaempfert was one of the most successful conductors, arrangers and recording artists and through his great talent and ability he forged a distinctive sound of his own. Here we have four of his earliest albums: 'Wonderland by Night' (which kick started his career in the States and was No. 1 for 5 weeks) 'Dancing in Wonderland' 'The Wonderful World of Bert Kaempfert' and 'With a Sound in My Heart'.
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When we issued the two disc set by Billy Vaughan entitled 'MELODY OF LOVE' - JASCD 503 in 2009 you were delighted and in return we were delighted. So much so that we've gone through the catalogue and found you another 61 tracks for your listening pleasure. Delve into several of Billy's successful chart albums and bring the cream of the crop to your ears - with tunes from 'GOLDEN HITS', 'GOLDEN SAXOPHONES', 'THEME FROM A SUMMER PLACE' (this album topped ... [MORE]
Following on from the success of 'Building the Wall of Sound - JASCD 582' Jasmine are proud to continue charting the early career of rock's greatest producer, Phil Spector. 48 tracks across 2 CDs with early work by, Ben E. King, Johnny Nash, Gene Pitney and more! Don't miss the first releases on Phil Spector's own label by The Crystals and the first ever version of 'Twist and Shout'! Fully detailed liner notes continue to cover his entire history.See also ... [MORE]
After the success of our first Roy Hamilton CD, The Definitive '50s Singles Collection JASCD 558, we are pleased to present more of his recordings this time taking us up to 1961. 4 complete albums featuring gospel, RnB and classic American songbook numbers and includes rocking classics like 'Don't Let Go' and 'You Can Have Her'. Although Roy had a relatively short career he has made a lasting influence on future generations and his song 'Abide With Me' ... [MORE]
After the success of our previous Kingston Trio release, Leaders of the ‘60s Folk Revolution – JASCD566 comes, Close Up and Sold Out which features the next two chronological albums from 1960, Sold Out and String Along and continues on disc 2 with two of the three albums they released in 1961, “Goin’ Places” and “Close Up” all in wonderful stereo.
All these albums were US top 3 album chart hits with both Sold Out and ... [MORE]
Whoever it was who said pop music was dead before The Beatles must have been locked in a small, dark, soundproof cupboard. Here you have every No. 1 and most No. 2s from 1960 and 1961 in both the UK and USA.
This is a who's who of pop/rock prowess with tracks from Elvis Presley, Adam Faith, Bobby Vee, Del Shannon, and Helen Shapiro. The list goes on! If you like nostalgia and whether or not you are an aficionado of this wonderful era of music, this ... [MORE]
Frankie Avalon was an international teen idol who bridged the gap between Elvis and The Beatles. Features his first five albums: 'Frankie Avalon', 'The Young Frankie', 'Swingin' on a Rainbow', 'The Hit Makers' and 'Summer Scene' as they were originally recorded. This is the first time the albums have appeared on one CD set together and includes all his greatest hits, 'De De Dinah', 'Venus' and 'Why' [MORE]
The Cleftones were one of the great doo wop groups of the '50s and early '60s. Features their two original albums and all their singles including: 'Little Girl of Mine', 'For Sentimental Reasons' and the group's biggest pop hit: 'Heart and Soul'. A Version of the group continues to perform today and is led by Herb Cox who is one of the original members. Fully detailed liner notes are included in the set and they cover the group's history, influence and ... [MORE]
The Chantels were the true pioneers of the girl group sound, not the first, but certainly the first to score notable hits and were a major influence over every girl group of the sixties. Here we focus on two classic albums, 'We are the Chantels' and 'There's Our Song Again' which include their biggest hit 'Maybe' as well as 'I Love You So' and 'Every Night (I Pray)'. Also included on this great CD are seven bonus tracks, two of which feature the great AR ... [MORE]
With lead guitarist Hank B. Marvin's twangy, melodious Stratocaster, The Shadows provided the template and inspiration for a thousand copycat groups worldwide and were the most influential and successful British instrumental group of all time. This compilation comprises everything they recorded between 1958 (when they were originally known as The Drifters) and the end of 1961, including an unfeasibly-rare South African EP.
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The Late '50s, early '60s were the 'Golden Era' for Rock 'n' Roll Instrumentals and Johnny The Hurricanes were at the forefront of the boom, enjoying widespread international popularity with the unmistakable sound on Johnny Paris's rasping sax and Paul Tesluks's searing Hammond organ. This unique compilation comprises all their A and B sides between 1959-61, plus three LPs in their entirety. Features all their hits, including 'Crossfire', the multimillion ... [MORE]
Connie Francis is the original Madonna, the only female artist of her generation who was able to surpass many of her male contemporaries and top the charts, and still to this day troubles the modern ilk as the biggest selling female recording artist of all time. This new set is the follow up to Jasmine's very successful 'Fallin' - The Best of the Early Years' (JASCD 530) and across the two discs are a plethora of international hits, many of which were ... [MORE]
The Drifters were the most successful R'n'B / R'n'R group of the 1950s and '60s and Ben E. King was their lead singer between 1958-60, before leaving for a solo career. This fantastic 2CD set is the follow up to 'The Drifters - All the Singles, 1953-58' (JASCD 526). It comprises everything recorded by both The Drifters and Be E. King between 1958-61. Disc one features thirteen of The Drifters hits, including the million selling 'There Goes My Baby', ... [MORE]
Well here it is, 'Twenty-Twelve' and the poor UK tax payers have already coughed up for the 'wonderful' Olympic Games. However this is also the year that Jasmine is releasing a great CD from the hit RnB vocal group, The Olympics. A mere coincidence? Yes. However this is one Olympics purchase that isn't a waste of money. Super value 32 track CD that features all of their 45s from 1958 through to 1961 plus six bonus tracks including the rock and roll ... [MORE]
One of the top vocal groups of the 1950s, The Four Freshmen influenced the likes of Brian Wilson/Beach Boys and many other '50s/'60s pop groups. This set features their 4 biggest selling and best known LPs: Voices in Modern, 4 Freshmen and 5 Trumpets, Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones and Freshmen Favorites. Includes the hits songs: 'It's A Blue World', 'Mood Indigo', 'Day By Day', 'Charmaine' and 'Graduation Day [MORE]
Vocalist, organist, pianist, and also skilled on the drums and trumpet, Earl Grant could be described, as the title of CD suggests, to be a versatile entertainer. Across this 2CD set are four complete albums with pop songs, instrumentals, blues songs and standards such as: 'I'm in the Mood For Love', 'Canadian Sunset', 'Misty' and 'My Foolish Heart' to name a few. There has been little Earl Grant available in recent years and with these 48 great tracks we ... [MORE]
Tommy Edwards was a vocalist, pianist and composer who made an impact in early RB circles. Features all 21 of his chart hits including, 'Please Mr Sun', 'My Melancholy Baby' and his biggest hit 'It's All in the Game' which became an RB and pop staple. His version of, 'A Fool Such As I' went on to be recorded by Elvis Presley for whom it sold millions. Although Tommy died in 1969, his material hasn't been readily available but the 53 tracks here stand out ... [MORE]
Celia Cruz was one of the most significant, internationally acclaimed artists to emerge from the Latin American music scene. This 2CD set comprises four original albums and includes early Celia Cruz classics 'Pa La Paloma', 'La Cumbanchera de Belen' and 'Caramelos'. Essential listening for all fans of Cuba's undisputed multi Grammy award-winning Queen of Salsa. Complete with informative notes. [MORE]
There is not much written about the man that is, Pepé Jaramillo. All we know is that for some time he was one of the most popular artists in Mexico, and this was no doubt down to his innate musical talent. Featuring 30 great songs with a Latin tinge many of which have been expertly graced with the musical direction of, Geoff Love. If you seek a record for easy listening any time of day and night, featuring a soloist who is himself a native of Latin ... [MORE]
'The first lady of folk', Joan Baez, is a major addition to our on-going series of classic American folk recordings. Featured here are four early albums: 'Joan Baez in San Francisco', 'Folksingers 'Round Harvard Square', 'Joan Baez' and her breakthrough album, 'Joan Baez Vol. 2', after which the previous albums took off even further. Still touring and recording today Joan Baez remains a force to be reckoned with, so boo to Vietnam and hooray for 'The ... [MORE]
'Soul plus Jazz = Genius' follows on from 'The Singles Collection 1952-1958' (JASCD 506) and 'The Genius in Person' (JASCD160) and continues to show the immense style and class of the revered Genius that is, Ray Charles. Here you have four complete albums that have never been released in one package like this. The Genius hits the Road, Dedicated to you, Soul plus Jazz = Genius and Ray Charles and Betty Carter all of which confirm that a 'Genius' is ... [MORE]
Roy Orbison was one of the most popular singers of the 20th Century and here is a detailed presentation of 44 recordings from his first five years. Includes such timeless classics as, 'Ooby Dooby', 'Running Scared' and 'Only the Lonely'. He was inspirational and unique 'The Big O' influenced many of the next generation of performers that came after him and this is an amazing opportunity to hear how his song writing, vocal delivery and sound evolved to its ... [MORE]
The supreme Chubby Checker was unsurpassed as the king of the rock and roll dance craze and unleashed some of the most enduring pop music of the last fifty years. Featuring all his great 'Twist' hits of the early '60s with 'The Twist' which made it to number one twice and 'Let's Twist Again' which was a chart hit three times in the UK and helped to seal Chubby as a worldwide superstar. This is the first time his first four LPs have been available in one ... [MORE]
Gene McDaniels was one of the more popular artists to come out of the 1950s RnB scene and here we present his first four LPs in one package for the first time. Includes the popular oldie '100 Pounds of Clay' and also featured are bonus singles from 1960 to 61 including 'Tower of Strength' and 'A Tear Fell' which is featured in the famous '60s movie 'It's Trad Dad'. This marvellous 2CD set illustrates perfectly his immense talent to diversify into the ever ... [MORE]