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PEA018 MERCY, MERCY, PERCY: BLACK ROCK PIONEERS IN BRITAIN
In 1950s Britain, black pop and rock artists were a rarity, and the Press habitually referred to their ethnicity in a manner that would not be tolerated today.
Rock 'n' roll was born in the USA on the evolutionary line from negro spirituals, through rhythm and blues. It was not until the form was well established that white artists such as Elvis Presley jumped on the train.
In Britain, meanwhile, the biggest “ethnic minority” crowd-puller of all, with a TV audience of up to 18 million and a number 1 album, was an easy-listening choir of white men wearing black make-up: the Black and White Minstrels.
This collection represents a little-documented byway of rock, travelled almost exclusively by immigrant or visiting artists, such as the Deep River Boys and Davy Jones. Band leader Ray Ellington might be considered by some to be a surprise inclusion, but his rock 'n' roll pedigree is clear.
The dynamic and hugely entertaining sounds played no small part in driving forward a musical revolution in Britain.
PEA018 Mercy, Mercy, Percy £7.99 (Release date 21 January 2013)
PEA019 DAVE VAN RONK: BLUESMASTER
Bluesmaster celebrates the early work of the acclaimed blues and folk singer, guitarist, songwriter and teacher Dave Van Ronk, who died in February 2002 at the age of 65.
Tracks 1-14 make available on CD Van Ronk’s first recordings, dating from his 1959 debut album Dave Van Ronk Sings Ballads, Blues And A Spiritual, and the bonus tracks are selected from his 1961 album, Dave Van Ronk Sings.
When the young Bob Dylan arrived in New York, Van Ronk took him under his wing.
Van Ronk continued performing and teaching until almost the end of his life.
He was heavily influenced by the blues masters, recording his own version of classics by Blind Lemon Jefferson and other pioneers.
PEA020 TOM RUSH: THE UNICORN SESSIONS
This album marks the 50th anniversary of the debut release by the gifted folk musician, Tom Rush.
While a student at Harvard University, 21-year-old Rush was already drawing crowds to Boston venues.
His guitar virtuosity and imaginative treatment of folk and blues standards attracted unreserved critical acclaim.
Rush’s appearances at the Unicorn on two dates — February 16 and March 19, 1962 — were recorded live and issued on the singer's own label on cassette tape, then vinyl, in that year.
Thus was born a recording and performance career that has spanned the decades into the 21st Century.
The 12-track set comprises traditional songs, from old familiars like The Old 97 and Ramblin’ On My Mind, to Woody Guthrie’s classics Pretty Boy Floyd and Talking Dust Bowl Blues.
PEA020 Tom Rush: The Unicorn Sessions £9.99
PEA017 DON LANG: FRANTIC ROCK
Despite weekly TV exposure on the ground-breaking BBC programme 6-5 Special, Don Lang achieved only one chart hit, a number 5 with Witch Doctor in 1958.
However, this talented singer-musician has long been critically saluted as a rock pioneer, who produced a succession of high quality singles in the late 1950s.
With his group the Frantic Five, he was known for firing off lyrics at 300 words a minute.
He followed Jack Good from the BBC to ITV to become a
mainstay of the powerhouse rock show Oh Boy!
Peaksoft have collected 31 of Lang's key 50s singles tracks for this brilliant collection. It’s rock ‘n’ roll at its frantic best.
DUANE EDDY: COMPLETE UK HITS 1958-62
We've just put together the compilation CD that I've never been able to buy: his 20 1958-62 UK A-sides, in order, from Rebel Rouser to Guitar Man, together with 13 of the very best B-sides .
This is the definitive record of the years when twang was definitely the thang.
£7.99 Re-available 3 April 2013
PEA014 BILLY FURY: THE LOST ALBUM
Lost Album :
:Unchain My Heart, Get Ready, That’s All Right Mama, It’s No Good, That’s Right, That’s Me, Green Eyed American Actress, Getting Sentimental Over You, Wedding Bells, Life is What You Make It, All My Time, Going Round The Bend (Of My Mind), Forget Him. Bonus tracks: Communication, Bring It Back, Sheila (alt), River And The Sun, God Created Woman, Heartbeat, Our Love Has Gone, My Whole World Seems to Be Tumblin’ Down, Reach Out For Your Loving Touch, My Baby Left Me, Right Or Wrong, Suzanne In The Mirror (alt)
BRITAIN'S COMPLETE NME NUMBER 1s
the *New Musical Express
introduced its UK singles chart in 1952, a music revolution was
the first time, the disc was recognised as the most important element in
the music industry, and the coveted number 1 spot became the aim of
every pop music artist, from crooners to rockers, and from big bands to
people in their thousands bought their weekly copy of the NME, and tuned
in their trannies to hear the latest chart on Radio Luxembourg’s
Sunday show. The NME’s
enterprise and foresight had transformed the music scene.
Peaksoft first double-CD volume of original recordings celebrates that achievement, featuring every number 1 from the first chart in 1952, to the end of 1956 – a total of 52 mega-hits.
SONGS TO CHANGE THE WORLD
1 H Bomb’s Thunder, Creeping Bentgrass. 2 Atom And Evil, Golden Gate Quartet. 3 We Shall Overcome, The Young Jewish Folksingers. 4 No More Auction Block For Me, Paul Robeson. 5 I’ll Overcome Someday, Mississippi Bracey. 6 Strange Fruit, Billie Holiday. 7 Oh Freedom, Hope Foye and Pete Seeger. 8 What Did I Do (To Be So Black And Blue), Louis Armstrong. 9 A Nation Once Again, John McCormack. 10 Zog Nit Keymol (Never Say That You Have Reached The Final Road), Betty Segal. 11 Two Enemies, Polish veterans. 12 Brother Can You Spare A Dime, Bing Crosby. 13 How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live, Blind Alfred Reed. 14 This Land Is Your Land, Woody Guthrie. 15 The Manchester Rambler, Ewan MacColl. 16 If I Had A Hammer, The Weavers. 17 I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ To Die, Cablestones. 18 Dirty Old Town, Creeping Bentgrass. 19 We Shall Not Be Moved, Johnny Storme. 20 Which Side Are You On, Almanac Singers. 21 The Peat-Bog Soldiers, Paul Robeson. 22 Kkosa Sikelel’ iAfrika (God Bless Africa), Black Diamonds. 23 The Eve Of Destruction, The Shy. 24 Yare Dabestani (My Classmate), Fereydoun Feroughi. We Don’t Want Your War, Jynkz.
LARRY PARNES EXTRAVAGANZA
the austere years of the 1950s gave way to the Swinging 60s, Larry
Parnes was transforming the pop music scene.
RIVERS, Can’t You Hear My Heart, 2 BILLY FURY, Gonna Type A Letter, 3
DUFFY POWER, Dream Lover
BILLY FURY: THE ROAD TO PARADISE
The Road To Paradise charts Billy Fury's rise to becoming the most consistent hit-maker of the 1960s.
From the demos recorded in a Liverpool studio, through his early singles and the ground-breaking The Sound Of Fury LP, this album provides an impressive collection of Billy's early years recordings.
Also included among the 37 tracks are radio and television appearances, including an exclusive TV track that was unearthed only in 2010.
The illustrated 8-page booklet sets the scene for this super collection.
and The Sound Of Fury: 1
Maybe Tomorrow 2 Gonna Type A Letter 3 Margo 4 Don’t Knock Upon
My Door 5 Angel Face 6 Time Has Come 7 My Christmas Prayer 8 The Last
Kiss 9 Collette 10 Baby How I Cried 11 That’s Love 12 You Don’t
Know 13 A Wondrous Place 14 All Right, Goodbye 15 A Thousand
Stars 16 Push Push 17 My Advice 18 Phone Call 19 Turn My Back On You 20
Don’t Say It’s Over 21 Since You’ve Been Gone 22 It’s You I Need Radio
This unique 29-track CD brings together for the first time both sides of all of Billy Fury's 11 Parlophone singles, plus seven brilliant bonus songs from the era.
Eight of these tracks have never before been available on CD.
The 12-page booklet includes an authoritative background commentary, and has a pair of superb photographs.
Tracks are: 1 Hurtin' Is Loving, 2 Things Are Changing, 3 Loving You, 4 I'll Go Along With It, 5 Suzanne In The Mirror, 6 It Just Don't Matter Now, 7 Beyond The Shadow Of A Doubt, 8 Baby Do You Love Me, 9 Silly Boy Blue, 10 One Minute Woman, 11 Phone Box, 12 Any Morning Now, 13 Lady, 14 Certain Things, 15 I Call For My Rose, 16 Bye Bye, 17 All The Way To The USA, 18 Do My Best For You, 19 Why Are You Leaving, 20 Old Sweet Roll, 21 Paradise Alley, 22 Well Alright, 23 Sheila, 24 Maybe Baby, 25 I'm Gonna Love You Too, 26 In My Room, 27 Lazy Life, 28 Your Words, 29 Lyanna.
PEA007 THE COMPLETE DICKIE PRIDE
At last - a professionally-produced album of the complete recordings of Dickie Pride, one of the most tragic figures of British 50s/60s pop, who was wowing TV audiences on Oh Boy! within weeks of his discovery singing in a pub.
This CD features all 24 of the Sheik of Shake's tracks, from his first single, Slippin' 'n' Slidin' in 1959, through his classic 1961 LP, to his final single, as a member of The Guv'ners, in 1963.
Joe Brown and others who performed with Dickie were unanimous that his talent was unique - yet he never had a hit record, and he died at the age of only 27.
This super, unique CD is a snip at just £9.99.
THE COMPLETE VINCE EAGER
An amazing record of the veteran rock 'n' roller's 50-year-plus career on a 62-track double CD.
The story starts with four great rockers, including the amazing Money Honey, recorded by 17-year-old Vince Eager and the Vagabonds in an hour in HMV's d-i-y studio, with the £100 prize money they received as runners-up in the World Skiffle Championship.
This is Vince as complete as you can get him.
It covers the Larry Parnes, Oh Boy! and package show era, through Vince's days in the title role in the West End and world tour production of Elvis The Musical, through (almost) to the present day. Vince remains an amazing live performer and recording artist, evidenced by the extraordinary No Other Baby.
The 62 tracks are: Five Days Five Days - No More - No Other Arms - No Other Lips - This Should Go On Forever The Railroad Song - When Is Your Birthday Baby - I Wanna Love My Life Away - I Know What I Want - Why - El Paso - The World's Loneliest Man - Created In a Dream - Makin' Love - Primrose Lane - Lonely Blue Boy - No Love Have I - Anytime Is the Right Time Heavenly - I Shall Not Be Moved - It's Only Make Believe - Heartbreak Hotel - All Shook Up - I Want You I Need You I Love You - Hound Dog - Don't Be Cruel - Anyway You Want Me - Your Cheatin Heart - Big Hunk Love - Jailhouse Rock - Love Me Tender - Too Much - It's Now Or Never Beautiful Noise - Dream Lover - Splish Splash - Say Mama - Summertime Blues Beautiul Girl - Jezebel - Yes Tonight Josephine - Suspicious Minds - Sundown Days of Rock n' Roll - Please Don't Touch, Money Honey - Cotton Fields - Be Bop A Lu La - Soda Pop Pop - Yea Yea - Lend Me Your Comb - Tread Softly Stranger Gumdrop - Buzz Buzz Buzz - Good Rockin' Tonight - It's Late - Blue Ribbon Baby - Brand New Cadillac - Shake It Baby.
EXCLUSIVE BONUS CD for Peaksoft customers: Vince Eager live in 2003.
All for just £9.99
PEA002 BILLY FURY: Dreaming
Our second CD, and a real curiosity. It opens with Billy's lost single, I Must Be Dreaming (In Thoughts Of You was issued instead). We came across this recording in 2006 and offered it to Decca, who turned it down. Five years later, a CD on a Universal (ie Decca) imprint used our version. Next are fascinating alternative versions of In Thoughts Of You and It's Only Make-Believe, which came to light on acetates. Track 3 is a gem - the privately-recorded studio demo of My Life, by Tony Tait (Tony Damond, lead singer of Billy's backing group, The Gamblers). The first known copy of Billy's dynamic recording of the Jerry Lee Lewis number, Break Up, was provided by Mrs Mavis Tait, Tony Tait's widow. Our recording unexpectedly appeared on a Universal CD several years later. Finally, track 6 is an extraordinary stereo version of Billy singing Nobody's Child, taken from a tape privately recorded by Billy's manager, Larry Parnes.
All proceeds from the sale of this CD are donated to the Cardiac Fund at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool.
There are limited stocks of
the album, which will be deleted when existing copies have been sold - no
Billy Fury collection can be complete without this unique CD.
PEA008 COLIN PAUL: FIT FOR A KING
Superb new release by Colin Paul - an extraordinary production of 25 dynamic tracks that reveal the full range of Colin's remarkable talent.
Fit For A King explores a songbook that Elvis just might have recorded, presented in the style that is unarguably 100% Colin Paul.
Tracks are: 1 Mountain Of Love, 2 Turn Around Look At Me, 3 Pretty Little Love Song, 4 Rolling With The Flow, 5 A Love Worth Waiting For, 6 Tears In Heaven, 7 Oh Lonesome Me, 8 Turn Around And Face Me, 9 Some Girls, 10 Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On, 11 Bop To Be, 12 Honey, 13 Guitars, Cadillacs, 14 The Chapel On The Hill, 15 The Most Beautiful Girl, 16 Constantly, 17 I'll Show You, 18 Legend In My Time, 19 If I Never Sing Another Song, 20 Where Do You Run, 21 Nothing Short Of Dying, 22 The Drugs Don't Work, 23 After The Lovin', 24 Just A Little Too Much, I'll Be With You Always.
Super 9-track charity CD, raising funds for Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Isle of Wight, and the Heart Fund at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, in memory of Pauline Swindells
Christmas Day Again.
Four brilliant original Frankie Connor songs performed by Billy Fury's brother, the former Joe Meek recording artist Jason Eddie (Albie Wycherley). Tracks are: I Never Met Colette, Believe In Love, Helpless, I Know I've Got A Heart. Albie at his very best. A real collector's item and highly recommended.
PEA003 LEW DITE SKIFFLE
The 20-track UK debut album by Canada's King of Skiffle, Lew Dite.
Lew's superb musicianship acknowledges the influence of Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Lonnie Donegan and the Carter family.
This brilliant, authentic 20-track offering brings skiffle tradition to North American folk. 8-page booklet includes tributes from Chas McDevitt and Vince Eager. A must-have addition to any skiffle collection.
Track list: 1 We Shall Not Be Moved
2 Wabash Cannonball 3 Going Down That Road Feeling Bad 4 The Midnight
Special 5 Putting On The Style 6 Times Are Getting Hard Boys 7 Ham 'n'
Eggs 8 Freight Train 9 Whoa Back Buck 10 My Dixie Darling 11 Railroad Bill
12 Can't You Line 'em 13 Worried Man Blues 14 Aunt Rhody 15 You Rascal You
16 Easy Rider 17 Memphis Yodel 18 10,000 Years Ago 19 Dead Or Alive 20
Digging My Potatoes. £9.99.
Written by music journalist Spencer Leigh, Wondrous Face has many, many photographs and illustrations, and is the result of much original research.
This is THE FIRST AND STILL THE ONLY biography of Billy published in book form.
HALFWAY TO PARADISE: The story of Britpop 1955-1962.Top music writer Spencer Leigh interviewed more than 150 performers for Halfway To Paradise, the story of British popular music from the birth of rock 'n' roll to the advent of The Beatles.
The contributors include Acker Bilk, Lonnie Donegan, Adam Faith, Rolf Harris, Ronnie Hilton, Anthony Newley, Hank Marvin, Cliff Richard, Tommy Steele, Frankie Vaughan and Marty Wilde.
146 pages. £9.99
EAGER'S ROCK 'n' ROLL FILES
Wherever music and mischief have come together in the past 50 years, it seems that Vince Eager hasn't been far away.
From his skiffle roots in Grantham, he became a pioneer of TV pop, before wowing the world in the titel role of the West End hit musical, Elvis.
Vince rubbed shoulders with the giants of the music world, and with his big heart and sense of fun, he left a trail of admiring friends wherever he roamed.
Thanks to his wayward sense of mischief, he's almost come a cropper on many occasions. From outwitting Robert Mugabe's security police, to ticking off the Rat Pack, he's been there, sung teh song, and come out smiling.
Vince Eager has a tour bus full of tales to tell, and tell them he certainly does in this sparkling collectioj nof wit, wisdom and wonderful insights into the crazy world of pop stardom.
EXCLUSIVE DOUBLE BONUS for Peaksoft customers: 1 Vince Eager interviews Jack Good live on stage. 2 All copies autographed by Vince.
Large format, 21cm * 21cm, 230 pages. £12.99
THINGS DO GO WRONG. The day by day story of Eddie Cochran's final UK tour in 1960, leading to his tragic death. 140 well illustrated pages. Foreword by Bobby Vee. Brilliant read. £9.99.
ON THE STYLE
The biography of the pioneering king of skiffle, the late Lonnie Donegan - 160 pages.
Written by the accomplished music journalist Spencer Leigh, Puttin' On The Style has many, photographs and illustrations, and is the result of much original research.
Please note that these DVDs are not in retail packaging.
They are offered at bargain prices to ensure their continued availability to fans.
Proceeds are donated to our charity appeal.
Both DVDs, which were originally produced and licensed in the USA, have substantial bonus content.
PLAY IT COOL
Billy Fury's first film, produced by Michael Winner in 1962. Billy Universe (guess who) and the Satellites are en route to Brussels to take part in a song festival. The aircraft is grounded, so they give a tour of London to an heiress who is being sent abroad by her father on the same aircraft, to separate her from an unsuitable romantic interest. There are, of course, many opportunities for songs, written by Norrie Paramor - the title song Play It Cool and Once Upon A Dream are the pick of the bunch. Guest stars are Helen Shapiro, Bobby Vee, Danny Williams and Shane Fenton and the Fentones.
Play It Cool £5.00
I'VE GOTTA HORSE
Billy Fury is the star of a seaside summer show who pays little attention to rehearsals, but always (of course!) performs on top form. Instead, he plays with his pet dogs. When he buys a horse, he goes to Epsom to see it run in the Derby, and returns with little time to spare. Also features The Bachelors.
I've Gotta Horse £5.00
PEA004 LOVE DON'T LET ME DOWN single
The mystery track from the 1960s,
recreated by composer Geoff Howlett and singer/producer Johnny Storme.
PEA001 WITHOUT YOU
available for digital download only.
Please follow this link for details.
DEAD MAN'S CAVE
A brand-new reprint of Conon Fraser's classic adventure novel, set in the 1950s.
Dead Man's Cave was originally written for a teenage audience, but as with all great young people's books, it's a winner with all ages.
Peaksoft have lovingly recreated this epic adventure, long unavailable even on the second-hand market - surviving copies of the original are well-guarded.
Produced with Conon Fraser's enthusiastic support, the new edition has the full original text and illustrations, for which permission was granted by the family of the late Will Nickless (of Eagle fame).
There is a new foreword by Conon Fraser, as well as the tale of the 20-year process that led to the 21st Century re-issue of Dead Man's Cave. £7.99
|CAR TAX DISC HOLDERS|
"Billy Fury – always number 1" car sticker in blue and gold. 25cm * 5cm, with two pictures. £1.75
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Charity donations: Proceeds from the sale of the Billy Fury biography, the Love Don't Let Me Down single and the Wondrous Face biography are donated to Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool.
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