50’s & 60’s Retro
To say that George Jones is a country music legend is something of an understatement and he is considered to have one of the finest voices with an appeal that transcends the music. Features 54 of his earliest recordings including the hits 'Why Baby Why', 'What Am I Worth', 'Rock It', 'Heartbreak Hotel' and 'Just One More'. Also included are his rare rockabilly recordings which he released under the name 'Thumper Jones'. Fully detailed liner notes cover ... [MORE]
After more than 75 years, The Sons of the Pioneers remain the most popular western group of all time! 'Let's Go West' spotlights their recordings of the 1950s in vibrant fidelity. This collection features western classics such as 'Ghost Riders in the Sky', 'Blue Prairie', 'Tumbling Tumbleweeds', 'Red River Valley', 'Wagon Wheels', and 'The Yellow Rose of Texas' together with 'The Ballad of Davy Crockett', 'Roses', 'The Old Rugged Cross', 'Maverick', and ... [MORE]
One of the greatest and most popular of RB singers whose career stretched from the 1930s to the 1980s. Here we concentrate on his singles he released between 1951 and 1960. 48 tracks with 20 chart hits and a string of influential rock and roll classics including: 'Chains of Love', 'The Chill Is On', 'Don't You Cry', 'Honey Hush', 'Shake, Rattle and Roll', 'Flip Flop and Fly' and many more.
This is the first time his singles have ever been presented ... [MORE]
There are many blues stars but only some of them are legends and Charles Brown falls firmly into the legend category.50 fantastic tracks across 2CDs featuring fifteen of his billboard RB chart hits between 1945-1961, including: 'So Long', 'More Than You Know' and 'Merry Christmas Baby' which was revived by Elvis Presley. Plus let's not forget 'Driftin' Blues' which has been recorded time and time again by many artists. On top of his game for more than ... [MORE]
A boogie woogie pianist and blues balladeer, Amos Milburn was one of the most consistently popular RnB artists of the pre rock and roll era. This 50 track 2CD set features every one of his Billboard RB chart hits and includes classic and influential songs such as: 'Chicken Shack Boogie', 'Bad Bad Whiskey' and 'One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer'. This is a must for blues fans and of course the man himself! So pour a drink, sit back and let the 88s ace ... [MORE]
Just seventeen years of age when he registered his first hits, Little Willie John is one of the most important 'missing links' between '50s RnB and '60s soul. One of the most influential RB singers of his era, he remains chiefly remembered for the original hit versions of songs like 'All Around The World' (aka 'Grits Ain't Groceries), 'Need Your Love So Bad', 'Talk To Me, Talk To Me' and 'Fever'. This special compilation anthologies all his singles from ... [MORE]
The title of this unique compilation says it all! Represented here are 50 blues classics that influenced the future of rock and popular music with artist such as The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton going on to make these songs famous. Here we have the cream of the crop of the greatest and most influential blues singers of the 20th century: Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, Jimmy Reed and many more! Fully detailed liner notes ... [MORE]
Ruth Brown was one of the greatest and most influential American female blues singers of the 20th century. This package features her A and B sides of every single released between 1953 and 1960 and includes: 'Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean', '5-10-15 Hours' and 'Lucky Lips', plus her biggest pre 1953 hits. The 59 tracks across this 2CD set feature hard rock and roll, sublime blues ballads, jazzy slow grooves and are all the introduction you'll need to ... [MORE]
One of the leading architects of soul music, Solomon Burke was a huge influence over both rock and soul performers and the Rolling Stones covered several of his songs. This is the most comprehensive collection of his earliest recordings ever released and includes the A and B sides of two rare singles, 'You Don't Send Me Anymore' and 'Honk Honk Honk' which were released under the name of Little Vincent. Also featured are his early Apollo recordings which ... [MORE]
Little Walter was without a doubt the most influential blues harmonica player of the 20th Century, and here for the first time in one collection are the A and B sides of every single he released from his debut in 1952 to 1960. Chock full of iconic hits, which have been recorded countless times since by beat and blues groups from the 1960s until today, like: 'Juke', 'My Babe' and 'Boom, Boom Out Go The Lights'. These recordings from Little Walter along ... [MORE]
Etta James is no shrinking violet and this is the first CD release for this iconic artist that covers her earliest recordings with her classic Chess recordings. Disc 1 features her '50s Los Angeles rock and blues repertoire, including the No. 1 hit 'Roll With Me Henry'. Disc 2 presents her earliest Chicago recordings for the Chess label, including her version of 'I Just Want To Make Love To You'. Also on disc 2 is her complete 'At Last' album which is ... [MORE]
These two JASMINE CDs offer a rare opportunity to hear Big Bill Broonzy recorded live in 1952, during his second and third tours of Great Britain. They allow us a chance to listen to Broonzy first on a night at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh when he struggled to succeed, and then nine months later during an evening of dazzling artistic command at Hove Town Hall, near Brighton, England. The concerts took place during a period when Broonzy's visibility and ... [MORE]
For the first time on one CD the AB sides of every single released by the amazing Bo Diddley between his debut in 1955 to 1958. This collection features such iconic hits recorded countless times since by acts like The Rolling Stones, as 'Bo Diddley, 'I'm A Man', 'Mona', 'Who Do You Love' and 'Pretty Thing'. Bo Diddley was one of a handful of artists whose recordings helped reshape popular music during the 1960s and his importance cannot be overstated. [MORE]
Recorded 'live' in Manchester 1966. 'The scene on our arrival at the Duprees Pacific Street, Brooklyn was worthy of a Chaplin movie: abject housing, poor and outwardly dirty, badly paved sidewalks an exterior staircase of worm eaten wood led up to their apartment. Yet in extreme contrast to this, we were soon to learn that everything in America is contrast - the street was lined with magnificent cars. In this strange and disturbing setting we began our ... [MORE]
A comedian and singer, an actor, song writer, impersonator and story teller, the ever versatile Max Bygraves was a true 'Rags to Riches' success. Famous for his catchphrases some of which were turned into songs: 'Big 'ead', 'A Good Idea - Son' are both featured here and still sound great today. His hits throughout the '50s are all included 'Heart Of My Heart', 'Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer', 'Mister Sandman', 'Meet Me On The Corner', 'Davy Crockett' and 'Out ... [MORE]
Was she pop? Was she rock and roll? Was she good? Well we think the resounding answer to these questions is yes and she is Gale Storm. This set follows on from the popular 'Gale Storm - Sentimental Me' - JASCD 458 and this time we focus on singles and a selection of tracks from two LPs 'Gale Strom Sings' and 'Softly and Tenderly'. Includes the hits 'Why Do Fools Fall in Love', 'Ivory Tower', 'Dark Moon' and many more! Over what was to be a short career ... [MORE]
Acker Bilk was part of the boom in traditional jazz that swept the United Kingdom in the late 1950s. The discs feature his hits 'Summer Set', performed by his ensemble 'The Paramount Jazz Band', and 'Stranger on the Shore' which went to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart making him the first British artist to have an American No. 1 making him an international star.
Other great songs of note include his interpretation of 'I Can't Get ... [MORE]
Leroy Holmes was an American songwriter, composer, arranger and conductor. This is a 'must listen' for those who are after the sweep of lustrous violins, muted cellos and the vibrant darkness of violas. You will hear on this collection a cleverly balanced program of arrangements covering five original LPs, Which highlight glorious string sections, big band themes, a selection of Spanish songs, movie themes and a tribute to the great Ray Charles.
The ... [MORE]
With a career spanning almost sixty years, rumours of mob connections and appearing in all three of The Godfather films, Al Martino stands high up on the list of great vocalists of the 20th century. The first tracks in this collection are four of Al Martino's biggest hits: 'Here in my Heart' 'Wanted' 'Take My Heart' and 'Rachel', whilst tracks 6 to 10 are rarely heard standards from his early days.
This wonderful 2CD set isn't just about the hits. Al ... [MORE]
Long before he'd evolved into a fully-fledged cult figure, Joe Meek was the UK's first fully independent record producer. This unique 2CD set traces his career from his earliest sessions, as a sound balance engineer in the mid-'50s, to his emergence as a major songwriter and hit maker in the early '60s. It includes many of Meek's biggest records, including five UK number ones by, Anne Shelton, Lonnie Donegan, Frankie Vaughan, Emile Ford and John Leyton, ... [MORE]
Fred Waring was one of Radio's earliest stars who brought his skilled group to television and was one of the 20th Century's great choral conductors. Disc one consists of their later choral works - recorded in Stereo - including such great titles as 'Say It With Music', 'I Hear Music', 'The Rose of Tralee', 'Sleep', 'Dear Hearts and Gentle People', 'Blessed Assurance', '76 Trombones' and 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic'. Disc two is comprised of some of ... [MORE]
With a pleasing voice, a good varying choice of material, excellent backings and almost 70 singles released from 1951 to 1960, yet Champ never seemed to get the recognition he deserved and became a 'nearly man' to the likes of Billy Eckstine.Listen and indulge yourself with Champ's dulcet tones on sublime tracks such as 'Be My Love', with backing by the Les Brown band or the Paul Weston backed 'Let Me In' plus many more! If you have ever wondered where ... [MORE]
Gordon MacRae did it all: RADIO, TELEVISION, MOVIES, BROADWAY, THE CONCERT STAGE and NIGHT CLUBS, all the while recording some of the best songs of the '40s and '50s! HIGH ON A WINDY HILL brings together some of his greatest hits and most memorable performances. From the Hollywood films: 'Oh What a Beautiful Morning', 'It's Magic', 'Sayonara', 'Love Is A Many Splendored Thing', 'Soliloquy', 'Laura', 'Singing In The Rain' From Broadway: 'Without a Song', ... [MORE]
The Fleetwoods were one the few white vocal groups of the late '50s and early '60s to have success on both the pop and RnB charts. 4 original albums: 'Mr Blue' 'Gretchen, Gary and Barbara' 'Softly' and 'Deep in Dreams' wonderfully remastered with many stereo recordings. Includes the international hits, 'Mr. Blue', 'Come Softly to Me' and 'Tragedy'.
The sound created by the two girls and a boy was highly original which gave The Fleetwoods no stylistic ... [MORE]
Diahann Carroll's is perhaps best known today for being an Actress and appearing in TV classics like 'Dynasty' and most recently the US TV Drama, 'White Collar'. However we at Jasmine feel that her recording career is well overdue a reappraisal and this collection is a perfect introduction to the early years.
The four albums on offer here see her at the peak of her singing career, accompanied by sumptuous orchestrations and the jazz trio of Andre ... [MORE]