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V.A. - Spring Fever: 28 Easter Nuggets For Your Spring Season

V.A. - Spring Fever: 28 Easter Nuggets For Your Spring Season

Thanks to SummerSouvenir (RH) for this easter gift


" Spring and Easter themed edition in Bear Family's Season's Greetings CD series.
The musical journey through time includes selected tracks from four decades, spring-like songs and popular songs from 1936 to 1963.
Cross-genre, from jazz and pop to country and R&B to rock 'n' roll - and always hard on the topic - roosters and hens go crazy here, rock & roll the eggs and the Easter bunny dances!
Rocking with hot guitars comes from Vilas Craig, Link Wray and Tina's former better half: Ike Turner.
Danceable teen rock can also be heard! Above all Bobby Rydell with a rare number as well as some Doo Wop formations like the Pentagons and The Velvets.

Spring fever

Yes, the spring fever. Everyone feels them as soon as the first warm rays of sunshine awaken nature to new life. Good keyword, this compilation lets us awaken to new life, even in Corona times! With these rhythms and the swinging sound, Easter eggs can be painted in no time at all. Or, better still, get on the dance floor! It's Spring Fever!

The musical spring

This Bear Family CD has it all again. We are once again delivering a large musical range from the period from 1936 to 1963. But far from it, the oldest recording is not jazz, it comes from the Dixon Brothers and is pure, original country blues. Country music in its traditional form is also provided by Bill Wimberly & The Country Rhythm Boys.

But jazz can also be heard from such illustrious artists as Django Reinhardt, Ramsey Lewis and the Andrews Sisters. In addition to hot rock 'n' roll and rockabilly rhythms, there is a lot to discover from pop to twist, including famous artists with rare recordings, such as Pat Boone's classic 'April Love', here as a rare film version, or Ray Anthony with the Bookends and his rare twist version of the 'Bunny Hop'~  Bear Family

 TRACKLIST:

01 - Radio Commercial - 'Springtime Fever Time' 
02 - Vilas Craig & The Kollege Kings - Spring Fever 
03 - Craig Douglas - Hello Spring 
04 - The Andrews Sisters - I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time 
05 - Ramsey Lewis Trio - Sound Of Spring 
06 - Les Paul - Chicken Reel 
07 - Ray Coleman & His Skyrockets - Rock, Chicken, Rock 
08 - The Charioteers - One Fried Egg 
09 - Fat Daddy Holmes - Chicken Rock 
10 - Bill Haley & His Comets - I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time 
11 - The Jaye Brothers - Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens 
12 - Al Allen - Egghead 
13 - Link Wray & The Raymen - Run Chicken Run 
14 - Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm - The Rooster 
15 - The Pentagons - It's Spring Again 
16 - The Fabulous Pearls - Jungle Bunny 
17 - Ray Anthony & His Bookends - Bunny Hop Twist 
18 - Django Reinhardt & Le Quintette Du Hot Club De France - Swingtime In Springtime 
19 - Shirley Jones & Pat Boone - April Love (Film Version) 
20 - The Dixon Brothers - Easter Day 
21 - Judy Garland & Fred Astaire - Easter Parade (Movie Version) 
22 - The Velvets - Spring Fever 
23 - Bobby Rydell - April Showers 
24 - Ramsey Lewis Trio - Spring Fever 
25 - Jerry Duane & The Monarchs - It Might As Well Be Spring 
26 - Bill Wimberly & The Country Rhythm Boys - Ole Mister Cottontail 
27 - Jimmy Volk with The Matched Aces - Spring Time Rock 
28 - Les Baxter & His Orchestra - End Of Spring 

V.A. - Spring Fever: 28 Easter Nuggets For Your Spring Season



V.A. - Spring Fever: 28 Easter Nuggets For Your Spring Season




 

Blond-- The Lilac Years (1969)

Blond-- The Lilac Years (1969)

Blond grew out of the Swedish band Tages, arguably the finest Swedish '60s rock group. After lead singer Tommy Blom left in the late '60s, they changed their name to Blond, the chief creative force being bassist/songwriter Goran Lagerberg (who had also sang some lead in Tages). Blond's 1969 album The Lilac Years was recorded in London and released in both Europe and the United States (where it was simply called Blond). Similar to the later recordings of Tages, and perhaps a bit more Anglo-pop-oriented than Tages, the album was a respectable though unexceptional effort with echoes of the Hollies, the Beatles, the Easybeats, and the like. At times it got into moody, almost early art rock-like textures, particularly on the lengthy title track, though the general mood was upbeat cheery pop/rock. They could have easily passed for a British (or even American) group, but never made significant inroads into the English-speaking market. Two new members replaced a couple of the ex-Tages, lead guitarist Anders Topel and rhythm guitarist Danne Larsson, after the album was recorded (but before it was released). Blond disbanded in 1970.


Blond-- The Lilac Years (1969)


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Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 12

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 12

Say Thanks to Cor for this wonderful  series

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 12

01 Steve Perry - Step By Step 
02 Nelson Keene - Ocean Of Love 
03 Ronny And The Satellites - Last Night I Dreamed 
04 Clay Robbins - Angel Lips And Devil Eyes 
05 Ray And Lamar - I'd Like To Know 
06 The Roses - I Kissed An angel 
07 Ray Campi - Hear What I Wanna Hear 
08 The Duals - Nearest To My Heart 
09 Gino & The Barons - Peggy 
10 The Southlanders - Cheerleader 
11 Ted Simon - There's No Love For Me 
12 Ronnie Hawkins - Hay Ride 
13 Jerry Mason - You Are Lonely 
14 Bob E. Lee - Darling I Love You 
15 Dale Hawkins - Someday One Day 
16 Tom Carter And Ramrods - Teen Love 
17 Gene Evans - Tell Me 
18 Tony Dunning - Be My Girl 
19 Rusty Draper - Ten Thousnad Years Ago 
20 Barry Devorzon - Cora Lee 
21 The Inventions - Row Boat 
22 Bill Erwin - Too Young To Be Blue 
23 Bob And Larry - I Never Dreamed 
24 Frankie Lymon - The Only Way To Love 
25 Bobby Helms - I Want To Be With You 
26 The Tides - Little Carmen 
27 The Cousins - Lonely Road 
28 Richard Allen - Poetry In Motion 
29 Rufus McKay - It's A Night For Love 
30 Don Crawford - Uggly Duckling

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 12


 

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 13

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 13

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 13

01 Eddie Lee - The Wrong Kind Of Love 
02 Stev Mitchell - Changeable You 
03 Weldon Myrick - Because I Wanted You 
04 Jimmy Jay - Run Wild 
05 Bruce Porter - I'm Not Ashamed 
06 Gerry Temple - Seventeen Come Sunday  
07 Bobby & His Orbits - What Do I Say 
08 Jeff Lerner - Candy Sue 
09 Howard And The Darts - Lightning 
10 Bubba Jordan - Aware Of you 
11 Marty Wilson - Mindy 
12 Hogan Brothers - A Love Like Yours 
13 Sir Walter - Sentimental Reasons 
14 Jim And Dan Bowlin - Lessons Of Love 
15 Geoff Goddard - Girl Bride 
16 Starlighters - Teenage Bop 
17 Steve Monahan - Annabelle Lee 
18 Laverne Stovall - Your Love 
19 Ricky Vac And The Rock-A-Ways - Colleen 
20 Johnny Devlin - What's Come Over You 
21 Rick Jarrard - Tell Me Not 
22 The Ideals - Please Jan 
23 The Corvairs - Darlin' 
24 J.Albert & B.Wayne - Roll Clean Out Of Your Life 
25 The Royal-Aires - Please Don't Leave Me now 
26 Randy Robins - Wishing Star 
27 Marty Hill - Oh It Isn't Fair 
28 Gregg Scott - Cheryl 
29 Frankie Staro - You I Like 
30 Johnny Rocker - Besame Senorita 

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 13

 


 

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 14

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 14

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 14

01 Jack Moore And The Clefs - Here Comes That Dream Again 
02 Jimi Lea - Gonna Make You Mine Tonight 
03 The Team Mates - I Just Might 
04 Ray Pilgrim - Red Red Roses 
05 Bryan Davis - Then I'll Know 
06 Ricky Robins - Baby What You Gonna Do 
07 Ray Jones And The Starbrites - Phone Book 
08 The Hideaways - Lovin' Time 
09 Joey Vee And The Randers - Goodbye, Don't Cry For Me 
10 Ted Dirk - Wedding Bells 
11 Andy Cavell - Hey There, Cruel Heart 
12 George Graham - Your Love Means So Much To Me 
13 Eddie Lee - Teen Age Love 
14 Grade Wicker - Our Summer Romance 
15 Mickey Farrell With The Generals - I'm Searchin' 
16 Bobby Nelson - Your Letter 
17 Larry And The Standards - Where Is She 
18 Bobby Boyle - You Had Your Chance 
19 Charles Watts - The Fault Is Your Own 
20 Richard Star - Never Gone Steady 
21 Bobby Curtola - High-Tone 
22 Kingtones - A Love I Had 
23 Jim Cava - Walking With My Angel 
24 Bryan Davis - Don't Love 
25 Danny And The Saints - No One Has Eyes For Me 
26 Peanut Holley - My One True Love 
27 Paul De Cain - But Only In Name 
28 Rix Slaughter - Listen Little Girl 
29 Ronnie Toth - Someone Like You 
30 Chase Webster - Like I've Never Been Gone 

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 14




 

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 15

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 15

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 15

01 Frankie Lee - Angel Eyes 
02 Stewart Self - You Are My Destiny 
03 Ray Melton - You And Johnny Smith 
04 Terry Clark - I'm Gonna Travel 
05 Frank Gari - Be My Girl 
06 Bobby Capri - One Sided Love 
07 Freddy Weller - Goodbye 
08 Craig Douglas - Golden Girl 
09 Herbie Smith - What Happened To The Girl 
10 Eddie McGlin - She's My Queen 
11 Arlo Dee & The Charms - I Wouldn't Be So Sure 
12 Ben Toro - More Every Day 
13 Danny Colingo - Kiss N' Tell 
14 Eddie Hickey - Who Could Be Bluer 
15 Tommy Burk & The Counts - You'll Feel It Too 
16 Ty Whitney - Cure For Love 
17 Lance Farr - Mary Lisa 
18 Lee Parker & The Sharps - If Love Is What You Want 
19 Frankie Drake - I Worry 
20 Norty Johnson And The Nomads - For Your Love 
21 Walt Benton & The Diplomats - Summer Love 
22 Freddy Schaefer - Zoom Zoom Zoom 
23 The Starfires - Love Will Break Your Heart 
24 Wallace Odell - Will They Know 
25 Freddy Weller - Don't Answer That Question 
26 The Swordsmen - Lonely Boy-Lonely Girl 
27 Larry Brummett - Time 
28 Gary & Sunny - You're Gonna Love Me 
29 The Griffin Brothers - Just Want You To Know 
30 The Jackson Bros - I Only Know





 

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 16

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 16

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 16

01 Ned Costner - Valley Of Despair 
02 Carl Bonafede - Two Months Out Of School 
03 Scott Engel - Kathleen 
04 Virgil Sawyer - Star Of Love 
05 La Chords - To Be 
06 Tony Hoven - What Did I Do Now 
07 Don Brandon - Our Love Is Here To Stay 
08 Vinny & Kenny - Who (Is The Girl) 
09 Lonnie Belmore - Night Of Love 
10 Geo. J Camarinos III - Tip-Tip-Toe 
11 Ronnie James - I Just Want 
12 Unknown - Hearts In Love 
13 Magid Triplets - Stop The Wedding 
14 Dudley Duncan - Yo-Yo 
15 Jimmy Hawkins - Sure Do 
16 Scott Stevens - Loved In Vain 
17 Shad Prinder - Willow Tree 
18 Ronnie Thompson - Cold Hearted 
19 Doug Davidson - Letter Returned (Address Unknown) 
20 Jimmy King - Walk In The Sun 
21 Tom Walls - Without Your Love 
22 Jimmy Justice - When Love Has Left You 
23 Larry Rollins - You're The Only Little Girl 
24 Marty Filler - Yea, Bom, Dom, De, Dubi, Dubi, Dom 
25 Lonnie Lee - When The Bell Stop Ringing 
26 Ronnie Saxon - Turning To You 
27 Ronnie Mac - I Love You So 
28 Jerry Amato - When I Met You 
29 Sonny Satin - My Baby Put Me Down 
30 Donnie Brooks - L'il Sweetheart 

Various Artists - Teenage Time Volume 16





The Crickets - Well... All Right (The Crickets Collection) 1992-3

The Crickets -  Well... All Right (The Crickets Collection) 1992-3


The Crickets were a group with two careers, one that lasted less than a year-and-a-half, and another that continued for decades. Originally formed by singer and guitarist Buddy Holly, drummer Jerry Allison, and bassist Joe B. Mauldin, the Crickets went from being Holly's backing musicians to a self-contained band when they re-recorded a song that Holly had already cut under his own name to avoid violating an earlier contract. The Crickets went on to a successful run of hits with Holly -- including "Maybe Baby," "Not Fade Away," and "That'll Be the Day" -- until his death in 1959. After that, the Crickets, joined by guitarist Sonny Curtis, went on to a long run recording on their own as well as backing other artists, most notably Bobby Vee and the Everly Brothers. Their first post-Holly album, In Style with the Crickets, included the original version of Curtis' song "I Fought the Law," but by the mid-'70s, they had walked away from recording and primarily performed live, especially after the 1978 film The Buddy Holly Story revived interest in their former frontman. The Crickets came back in 1988 with T Shirt, which was produced in part by longtime fan Paul McCartney, and 2004's The Crickets & Their Buddies found them covering their classics with help from Eric Clapton, Waylon Jennings, John Prine, Graham Nash, and many more.
The "Crickets" started out as a ruse. In 1956, Buddy Holly signed a contract with Decca Records, but after two sessions in Nashville, no one was happy with the results, and Holly and Decca parted ways. After finding a more sympathetic producer in Norman Petty, Holly, Jerry Allison, and Joe B. Mauldin decamped to Petty's studio in Clovis, New Mexico, and, among other things, cut a new version of one of Holly's Decca efforts, "That'll Be the Day." Coral Records was interested in Holly's Clovis recordings, but the terms of the Decca contract meant he couldn't re-record "That'll Be the Day" under his own name, so the new version was credited to the Crickets. The Crickets' "That'll Be the Day" became a Number One hit in 1957, and for the next 15 months, there were records by the Crickets and records by Buddy Holly -- which were virtually interchangeable -- and on-stage they were billed as Buddy Holly & the Crickets. By the end of 1958, however, the references to "Buddy Holly & the Crickets" were becoming valid in the worst possible way. Holly's shifting and expanding musical interests, coupled with his move to New York and marriage to Maria Elena Santiago, and the differing relationships that the three had with Petty, who was now their manager, led to a split between Holly and his bandmates in the months immediately prior to Holly's death in a plane crash on February 3, 1959.

The result of their split was a separate existence for the Crickets. Jerry Allison became the de facto leader of the group, and they were soon a quartet, with Sonny Curtis on guitar and Earl Sinks as lead singer. In 1959, still managed and produced by Norman Petty, they recorded "Love's Made a Fool of You" backed with "Someone, Someone," which failed to chart. Their next serious assault on the charts -- a version of Curtis' "I Fought the Law" cut for Coral Records -- vanished without a trace in 1959, and their rendition of "More Than I Can Say" also failed to find an audience for them, though it did wonders for Bobby Vee (and, by extension, for Curtis as its composer). They recorded a handful of singles for Coral Records, and later signed to Liberty Records with Jerry Naylor in the lead singer spot (sometimes switching off with Curtis), in addition to recording with Buddy Holly soundalike Bobby Vee.

The group recorded for Liberty for four years, from 1961 through 1965, even doing their versions of several Beatles songs, but apart from a pair of minor hits, "My Little Girl" and "Please Don't Ever Change," were unable to generate any enthusiasm. One of Naylor's successors, David Box, died in a plane crash in 1964. They did find some lingering success in England, where they headlined shows as well as serving as a backing band for the Everly Brothers, and the group even managed to appear in two jukebox movies on either side of the Atlantic, Just for Fun (1963) in England (doing "My Little Girl" and "Teardrops Feel Like Rain") and The Girls on the Beach (1965) in America (doing "La Bamba"). By the end of the '60s, Mauldin had left music while Allison was singing lead; he and Curtis were also working as session musicians, and Curtis scored a huge success at the dawn of the '70s as the composer of "Love Is All Around," the theme song for The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Too Much Monday MorningAllison and Curtis were the core of the group in the early '70s, mostly working as a touring act rather than a recording outfit, though new records did appear on various labels, including Mercury and MCA. In the wake of the revival of interest in Holly's music at the end of the '70s, thanks in part to the 1978 movie The Buddy Holly Story, the Crickets re-formed on a steady basis, with Joe B. Mauldin returning to the lineup after more than a decade out of music. In 1986, Curtis left the fold to re-establish himself as a solo performer, and was replaced by Gordon Payne on vocals. In 1988, they recorded the single "T-Shirt," produced by noted fan Paul McCartney, which became a minor hit and led to the release of an LP of the same name from Epic Records. The British label Carlton Records issued Too Much Monday Morning in 1996, which included guest vocals from Texas country-folk artist Nanci Griffith. In 2004, the Crickets released The Crickets & their Buddies, in which they re-recorded a number of their Holly-era hits with notable guest stars, among them Eric Clapton, John Prine, Rodney Crowell, Graham Nash, Bobby Vee, and Waylon Jennings (whose contribution was recorded shortly before his death). After the death of Joe B. Mauldin in 2015 and the advancing age of the other Crickets, the band faded away from both recording and live work, but a steady flow of archival reissues and the group's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 kept their music and memory alive. In 2018, the British Not Now label issued The Crickets Story, which collected the group's complete recordings from 1957 to 1962

The Crickets -  Well... All Right (The Crickets Collection) 1992-3



Bobby Vee & The Crickets - Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets (1962)

Bobby Vee & The Crickets - Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets (1962)


Launching his career as a fill-in for the recently deceased Buddy Holly, Bobby Vee scored several pop hits during the early '60s, that notorious period of popular music sandwiched between the birth of rock & roll and the rise of the British Invasion. Though a few of his singles -- "Rubber Ball," for one -- were as innocuous as anything else from the era, Vee had a knack for infectious Brill Building pop, thanks to his ebullient voice as well as the cadre of songwriters standing behind him.

Born in Fargo, North Dakota in 1943, Robert Thomas Velline was still in his teens when he formed his first combo, the Shadows, with his brother Bill and their friend Bob Korum. The trio were playing around the area when their big break came, at the expense of one of Bobby's musical idols; the Winter Dance Party package tour, with Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper were on their way to Fargo when their plane went down in Iowa, killing all three. The Shadows were scheduled to play the date instead of Holly, and several months later, producer Tommy "Snuff" Garrett supervised their first recording session and the release of the single "Suzie Baby" on Soma Records. Liberty/RCA picked up the single later in the year, and though it just barely scraped the pop charts, the label kept plugging with Vee as a solo act, recording him on Adam Faith's "What Do You Want?," which also failed to move.

With the collective might of the Brill Building behind him, though, Vee was guaranteed to make it; his third single, "Devil or Angel," hit the Top Ten in mid-1960, followed by "Rubber Ball" later that year. One year later, Vee's biggest hit, "Take Good Care of My Baby," spent three weeks at number one, followed by the number two "Run to Him." His fame appeared to wane after the 1962 Top Ten single "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," due in large part to the success of the Beatles and other English acts. Vee appeared in several movies (Just for Fun, Play It Cool) and briefly tried to cash in on the British phenomenon -- with the disappointing Bobby Vee Sings the New Sound from England! -- but also recorded songs by his early influences, including Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Vee continued to chart throughout the '60s, and even hit the Top Ten again in 1967 with "Come Back When You Grow Up," but after a brief attempt at more serious recordings, he hit the rock & roll oldies circuit. He died in 2016 at the age of 73.



Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets is a cross-over rock and roll album that brings singer Bobby Vee together with the Crickets. It was Vee's 6th album and The Crickets' second release following the departure and subsequent death of their front man, Buddy Holly. The album contains new versions of three songs written by or recorded by Holly—Peggy Sue, Bo Diddley, and Well...All Right—and a host of cover versions of 1950s rock'n'roll songs by artists like Little Richard and Chuck Berry. Originally released as an LP record on July 14, 1962, the album was re-released on CD in 1991, with bonus tracks not featured on the original album.


Bobby Vee & The Crickets - Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets (1991)

Bobby Vee & The Crickets - Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets (1962)

The reissue of this enjoyable album includes ten bonus tracks, including alternate takes, unreleased songs


Blond-- The Lilac Years (1969)Mike Berry & The Crickets - About Time Too!The Crickets -  Well... All Right (The Crickets Collection) 1992-3Bobby Vee & The Crickets - Bobby Vee Meets The Crickets (1962)

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