Jerry Byrd - Hula Blues
Ray Campi - The Rambling Rag
George Jones - You Gotta Be My Baby
Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys - New Mule Skinner Blues
Billy Mize - Clementine
Frankie Miller – A Letter From Korea
Jerry Byrd - Hula BluesIf pedal steel virtuosos Speedy West, Buddy Emmons, and Bud Isaacs played to your head and your feet, then lap steel master Jerry Byrd (1920-2005) played to your heart.
Ray Campi - The Rambling RagThe incredible musical saga of Ray Campi, spanning more than 65 years and still going strong, commenced with the previously unheard contents of this album, waxed long before the advent of the rockabilly genre that he’s world-renowned for helping to keep thriving. In 1949-50, when Ray and his pals laid down these eight splendid sides at his cousin’s house on an Audio Disc recorder, his hometown of Austin, Texas was dominated by straightahead country music. That’s what Campi, then only in his mid-teens, sang as well. Quite convincingly, too.
George Jones - You Gotta Be My BabyPromo video for the brandnew 10inch record on Richard Weize Archives ! George Jones greatest successes lay ahead of him when he performed the tracks in this collection his first number one was just around the corner and his voice would mature to almost unimagined depth, but there remains something special about his early years, a yet unjaded passion and an unadulterated authenticity that would arguably disappear in the coming years. Even as his voice matured and his abilities deepened, something else was lost which many find in vintage recordings like these.
Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys - New Mule Skinner BluesPromo for the 5-CD set of Bill Monroe recordings containing all the tracks he cut for Decca in 1950 and 1951. Included are important sessions with Jimmy Martin and Carter Stanley as lead vocalist, with all available alternate takes captured in the Castle studio.
Billy Mize - Clementine
Frankie Miller – A Letter From KoreaAn unexpected treasure for fans of Frankie Miller and ’50s country music – Contains seven lost songs never recorded before or since – Includes Frankie’s narrative about each of the songs he sings – Contains demo version of a song from Frankie’s first COLUMBIA session in 1953 – Includes Frankie’s previously unissued tribute song to Cajun fiddler Harry Choates – Contains unpublished army photos of Frankie – Historical liner notes by Hank Davis detail an often-overlooked period in Frankie’s career One of the most unusual country records of the year, if not the decade!
The Cochran Brothers - Latch On
Huelyn Duvall - Pucker Paint
Cab Calloway - Minnie The Moocher
Johnny Cymbal - Mr. Bass Man
The Cochran Brothers - Latch OnPromo video for the new RWA release The Cochran Brothers - Latch On
Huelyn Duvall - Pucker PaintPromo video for the new RWA release Huelyn Duvall - Three Months To Kill
Cab Calloway - Minnie The MoocherMinnie The Moocher was effervescent bandleader Cab Calloway's signature theme for more than half a century. He first waxed the ditty in 1931, and his sparkling reprise in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers was one of its indelible highlights.
Johnny Cymbal - Mr. Bass ManThere was a lot more to Johnny Cymbal than his 1963 smash Mr. Bass Man, though the song remains his chief claim to fame (under his own name, anyway). You'll find no less than three versions of his calling card on Mr. Bass Man The Acetates the beloved hit with ex-Valentines bass singer Ronnie Bright providing the deep-voiced retorts as well as an alternate take and a fascinating solo demo version where Johnny magically sings both parts. Rare demo tapes comprise the lion's share of this intriguing 15-song compilation, and they're revelatory ? just Cymbal and his acoustic guitar, singing some of his most impressive compositions (he was a prolific songwriter) in a most engaging manner. It's like Johnny's sitting in your living room, demonstrating his latest sheaf of potential hits just for you (there are even brief spoken intros on a few selections)! Not everything here is solo acoustic, but that's the primary focus ? a too often-overlooked facet of this extraordinarily talented and versatile '60s performer.
Just Sitting in the Balcony - Cab Calloway - Unchained Melody
Just Sitting in the Balcony - Cab Calloway - Unchained MelodyPromovideo for the new RWA release - Just Sitting in the Balcony Here’s a musical journey back to the 1950s with a dozen themes from Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. The songs from films like ‘Around The World In 80 Days’; ‘High Society’ (the song True Love); ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ (Moon River); and ‘Love Me Tender’ are accompanied by vintage movie illustrations. An unexpected treasure is the theme from an obscure prison film called ‘Unchained’ that sank without a trace at the time, but went on to become one of the most recorded romantic songs of all time. Unchained Melody has been called the most memorable love song ever written.
Alexis Korner, Tony Sheridan and Steve Baker The RIAS Session - Live in Berlin
Alexis Korner, Tony Sheridan and Steve Baker The RIAS Session - Live in BerlinAlexis Korner, Tony Sheridan and Steve Baker The RIAS Session - Live in Berlin
Interview Richard Weize Feb2017
Interview Richard Weize Feb2017Interview with Richard Weize by Götz Alsmann about his past with Bear Family and his future with RWA Richard Weize Archives.