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This is the first release in our series showcasing RnB vocal groups from different parts of the USA. This collection features The Willows, The Valentines and The Fiestas from New York and The Nutmegs from New Haven, Connecticut. It includes all the hits the four groups enjoyed including 'Church Bells May Ring' by The Willows, 'Lily Maebelle' and 'Woo Woo Train' by The Valentines, 'A Story Untold' and 'Ship of Love' by The Nutmegs and 'So Fine' and 'You ... [MORE]
The first ever CD collection featuring Jo Ann Greer, one of the most talented and distinctive vocalists of the 1950s, who toured with the Les Brown Orchestra for more than 30 years. 28 recordings, most on CD for the first time, including early singles with orchestral backing by: Dave Barbour Jerry Gray Dick Stabile and Ray Anthony, with whom she had the hits 'Wild Horses' and 'The Hokey Pokey', as well as 11 great tracks with Les Brown's Band of Renown ... [MORE]
Jasmine are pleased to issue this superb collection of 25 songs from The Cardinals who like many groups of the early RnB/doo wop era strangely never received the hits or following they deserved. Today they are considered one the greatest of the early doo-wop groups by fans and collectors alike. The set features the A and B sides of all their singles and includes their hits including 'Shouldn’t I Know', 'Wheel of Fortune' and 'The Door Is Still Open'.
Despite their comparative lack of chart hits, The Harptones are one of the most beloved doo wop groups of the ‘50s. This is by far the best collection ever of this superb group which includes hits and rarities with many of the tracks making their CD debut. The set features such classics as 'A Sunday Kind Of Love', 'Life Is but a Dream' and their biggest hit 'Why Should I Love You'.
Listening to the content of this 2CD set it is hard to believe that ... [MORE]
The Du Droppers were an early ‘50s RnB vocal group who were more influenced by blues and gospel than many groups of the time and are much revered by today’s collectors of early RnB. With 38 tracks this is the most comprehensive Du Droppers CD ever released and features their very rare EPs as well as all of their notable singles including their hits 'I Wanna Know' and 'I Found Out'.
This is a must for early RB fans and if you like The Dominoes, Clovers ... [MORE]
During the 1950s, Lonnie Donegan reigned as the undisputed 'King of Skiffle' and he is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential musicians of his era. This unique 58-track, 2CD collection contains all his singles, both As and B-sides issued between 1954-1961.
The set features 32 UK hits, including Lonnie’s four UK No. 1s Cumberland Gap, Gamblin’ Man, Putting On The Style and My Old Man’s A Dustman. Also included ... [MORE]
Don Rondo was amongst the finest of ballad singers during the late '50s but somehow - with just a few exceptions - chart success eluded him, despite a succession of fine recordings. However we at Jasmine recognise a fine baritone voice when we hear one. Features his hits: 'Two Different Worlds', 'White Silver Sands' and 'There's Only You' plus another 25 tracks that include 'While We're Young', 'Dormi, Dormi, Dormi', 'City Lights' and 'My Foolish Heart'. ... [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'.
We are fortunate ... [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]
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]
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]
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 Dells are one of the finest RB vocal groups and the only one to survive with pretty much the same line up to this day and were a viable act until the '90s! Features every A and B side of all their singles through to 1961 including, 'Dreams of Contentment' and the Doo Wop classic, 'Oh What a Night'. Also included on this superb set is the CD debut of their 1961 recordings with the legendary Dinah Washington. The Dells were inducted into the Vocal Group ... [MORE]
The King Sisters were one of the most respected vocal groups of the 20th Century - in the recording studio, on the concert stage and as television fixtures of the 1960s. Their sophisticated four part harmony was emulated by many other lesser known groups and 'Imagination' is a dynamic collection of tracks recorded at their vocal peak during the 1950s, in brilliant fidelity. All of their single releases are debuting on CD among the classics: 'Imagination', ... [MORE]
This is the most complete Spaniels package yet! For the first time their complete A and B sides of all their Vee-Jay Singles plus both of their original album releases are all featured on this great 2CD set. Includes the classics: 'Baby It's You' and 'Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight' as featured on numerous TV commercials and in movies. Fully detailed liner notes cover the entire career of this fantastic group. This is yet another superb RnB release for ... [MORE]
The Solitaires were one of the greatest New York based vocal groups and considering they never had anything like a national or international hit it is remarkable to consider their fame! This set features the A and B sides of all their singles through to 1960. Best known for their hit 'Walking Along', this superb set also includes the lushly atmospheric, 'Wonder Why', 'Blue Valentine' and 'I Don't Stand a Ghost of a Chance' plus the hits, 'The Wedding' and ... [MORE]
Little Anthony and The Imperials were one of the greatest Doo Wop groups of all time. This package features their two original '50s LPs plus the majority of their single and EP releases, including, the original version of 'Tears on My Pillow', which was a No. 1 hit for Kylie Minogue in 1990. Still performing today, and one of the few groups to enjoy success into the '70s, Little Anthony and The Imperials are definitely worth a listen and fully detailed ... [MORE]
The charismatic and compelling Jack Scott was the most commercially successful Rockabilly artists of his era and this compilation collects together the very best of Scott's recordings between 1957-1960. Sixty-four brooding, menacing rockers, including sixteen US hits, five of which were million sellers: 'My True Love'/'Leroy', 'Goodbye Baby', 'The Way I Walk', 'What in the World's Come Over You', 'Burning Bridges'. Also included are many hard-to-find ... [MORE]
The Penguins are best known for their all time classic hit, 'Earth Angel' which is undoubtedly one of the most famous 'oldie' records of all time, and an important link to RnB music's acceptability to white audiences and the growth of rock and roll between 1953 and 1958. This is the first multi label career spanning compilation for the group and along with 'Earth Angel' contains all of their most famous recordings including the hit 'Pledge of Love'. This ... [MORE]
Musically speaking the Italian-Americans are probably the most influential subculture in American pop music after African-Americans and this 2CD set is a celebration of the great Italian-American singers of the '50s. Features all the major stars like, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and maybe even a few you didn't know were Italian. Most titles across this set were major hits in the US, Europe and often both. In actual fact this set could be the ... [MORE]
After the success of 'Girls Allowed' - JASCD 524, comes 'Guys Allowed', a truly unique collection of rare recordings from some of the most popular male singers of the '50s era. Packed with 60 sought after singles from stars like, Tony Bennett, Champ Butler, Billy Eckstine, Liberace, Guy Mitchell and more! This is a real treasure trove with 15 hard to find chart hits as well as tracks that have previously never been available on CD! [MORE]