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The Wolverhinos – Love Runs Out (2017) CTR708 Catty Town Records
The idea of contemporary songs being covered in a rockabilly style isn’t new, but The Wolverhinos give it a unique twist by claiming to play the original versions.
Instead of merely changing the instrumentation and the rhythm of a song, The Wolverhinos reinvent it down to the writing, while still maintaining its artistic core.
Back in the 1950s, songs rarely had a middle 8, harmonic progressions consisted of 3 major chords and dynamic changes were sparse. The Wolverhinos take these parameters into consideration when „wolverhizing” a new song.
To be eligible, a song has to be a classic of some sort, either having stood the test of time, or simply by the quality of its composition.
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So when it kicks off, you know you know the song, but often you just can’t put the finger on it. You can hum along, you even remember the lyrics, but it stays in the back of your brain, driving you mad, until you recognize the chorus. Aaaaaah, right. That’s what we call the Wolverhino effect.
But even if you don’t care about the pseudo-scientific approach of The Wolverhinos, and even if you don’t get the joke, the band still kicks ass with their unique blend of Rockabilly, R’n’ B and Country.
Their 2017 debut CD „Love runs out“ on Catty Town Records contains 14 songs, all recorded live at the vintage studio Black Shack Recordings in Calw, Germany.
It contains quite a variety of vintage styles, from boom-chicka-boom country songs and straight forward rockers to r&b jivers and even some chess-style blues, which makes the CD very interesting for DJs and everyone with a broad taste of american roots.[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjQSuKheRoI[/embed]
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BRAND NEW ALBUM RELEASE ON CATTY TOWN RECORDS BY AUSTRALIA’S CHERRY DIVINE:
THIS IS THE BACK COVER WITH THE TRACK LISTING:
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Maureen & The Mercury 5 sign with Catty Town Records[embed]https://youtu.be/_nDXS5mdvbE[/embed]
MAUREEN & THE MERCURY 5 blend raging Rockabilly, sultry Blues, and toe-tappin’ Swing into a sound for fans of IMELDA MAY, BRIAN SETZER, AMY WINEHOUSE and even THE YEAH YEAH YEAHS.
M&M5 have appeared in Paris with NICO DUPORTAL and SANSEVERINO; in Los Angeles with DICK DALE, DEKE DICKERSON and BIG SANDY; and at the infamous Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood with members of Quiet Riot, Cheap Trick & Kiss. And despite Maureen’s bad girl image, (captured in cartoon by Artist Adam Huntley) she is still a favorite at Disneyland, performing to 1000’s every month.
M&M5’s songs are also making quiet a splash on American television, as heard on LIFETIME CHANNEL and COMEDY CENTRAL as well as network TV.
The title track GIMME MO! was cowritten with Rock artist JESSE BLAZE SNIDER (son of TWISTED SISTER’S Dee), and the classic I WANT YOU TO BE MY BABY is sung hilariously in English, French, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese, with guest stars NBC TV crooner DOUGLAS ROEGIERS, Japanese Rockabilly sensation EITARO SAKO and retro music royalty JASON EOFF on keys (THE OUTTA SITES). Co-Produced by SCOTTY LUND (BLACK EYED PEAS, RIHANNA, DRAKE) and SYLVAIN CARTON (BEATS ANTIQUES), GIMME MO! brings “Retro Nouveau” to Pop & Rock Radio.
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JOHNNY & BO
Kingaling Records, Dirty Water Records, Catty Town Records present this fab 4th album from London Town’s hottest rhythm&blues, surf-rock’n’roll combo, the mighty DUSTAPHONICS! Like its collectable predecessors (Burlesque Queen, Party Girl & Big Smoke), this record is a mix of killer Garage Groovers, Rock’n’Roll Rave- Ups, Soul Slammers, Surf Sizzlers & Perfect Pop, all helmed by producer DJ Healer Selecta aka Yvan Serrano .
The title song is a tribute to two of Serrano’s greatest influences: Bo Diddley and Johnny Ramone, whose unique guitar styles influenced zillions of musicians the world over. Also included is an ode to Serrano’s friend Tura Satana (actress best known from her high-kicking jinks in Russ Meyer’s cult Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill!) who sadly passed shortly after the first single of The Dustaphonics which she co-wrote. There are more killer originals e.g. 2 contrasting versions of the uber-catchy “You Don’t Love Me Anymore” (an uptempo garage punk version with one foot in 1966 Texas, the other in 1977 London, and a high octane R’n’B version complete with a honking horn section from the great Q Sound Records. If pounding surf is your thing, this unreleased vocal version of Dusta’s classic,“Listen To Showman Twang” will have you hanging 10 with your toes on the nose. Of course if groove is your move, you’ve probably already shaken your “thang” to the New Orleans funk of “Q Sounds Groove”, as broadcast on the world’s no1 soul’n’funk radio show by the one and only Mr. Craig Charles on BBC 6 “Dreams on Screen (Dolce Vita Dream)” is a laidback slice of perfect cinematic pop; ideal for kicking back and chilling to, even better with a ”Cachaça” cocktail on Copacabana beach dancing, ‘vintage surf’.[embed]https://youtu.be/p6Z4ND1i8Ps[/embed]
Another one to get your toes tapping and your groove a-grindin’ is, a slinky version of Billy Gales/Ike Turner’s “I’m Hurting”. And as if that wasn’t enough of a marvelous mélange of musical mayhem, everything draws to crashing crescendo with a breathtaking run-through of The Specials’ classic “Gangsters”, re-arranged with a surf edge by Dustaphonics Music Director Yvan Serrano, The closing track “Love Jinx” is a top notch.instrumental “Hammond” garage mod-rocker, perfect for a ride on Sunset Boulevard.
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With fantastic artwork by Tony Diavolo, Dustaphonics’ new album “Johnny & Bo” is a de-luxe lexicon of top quality R’n’B-based music styles with an amazing line up of great musicians and singers; we know you’re going to love this new release.
Produced & Arranged by DJ Healer Selecta
Vocals: Hayley Red – Aina Roxx (4•9) – Kay Elizabeth (7)
Guitar(s): Yvan Serrano
Drums: Eric Frajria – Mark Braby (2) Gabor Dornyei (4•9•11)
Bass: Devid Dell’Aiera – Dan Whaley (1•2) Michael Jablonka (4•7•9•11)
Trumpet: Nick Etwell (4•8) – Didier Bolai (10)
Organ & Flute: Ludo Bors (3•8•10)
Baritone Sax: Stepper Briard (10)
Tenor Sax: Brian Iddenden (9) Mat Le Rouge (10)
Trombone: Dave Liddel (9)
Piano: Sam Beer (6) – Yvan Serrano (6)
Hammond: Dave Koor (4•9) – Dan Feel (7) – Greg Boraman (11)
Percussion: E.Frajria – D.Dell’ Aiera – V.Cunat – Y.Serrano (2•3•5)
Backing Vocals: Ninamay Serrano (10) – Florence Pitard (3) Little Clara (3)
Mixed by Healer Selecta and: Vincent Cunat (1•2•5) – Giles Barrett (8•10) – Ed Deegan (4•9•11) Antoine Demantke (3) – Dan Feel & Xabi Garcia (7)
Mastering by Pete Maher (Brighton) P & C Kingaling Production *Except 7 & 8 Published by Wipe Out Publishing Ltd 2016
Recorded at: Soup Studio London (1•2•5•6) Cargo Studio /QSounds Paris (3•8•10) Audio Underground London (7) Gizzard Studio London (4•9•11)
Art Work Front: Tony Diavolo Design: La Mia London
HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE REVIEWS OF THIS ALBUM –
“Very Smooth and Swinging, the boys have got some style that’s for sure.”
Del Villarreal, Rockabilly DJ Go Kat Go, Motorbilly Radio.
“From the beginning, this CD just plan sounds good: all the instruments, and the vocals, are well recorded, and in the right place in the mix. There’s an overall clarity and warmth to the sound, which really showcases the band’s sense of dynamics; it’s obvious some real thought has gone into the arrangements of the songs.”
Dave Schroeder, CD reviewer for “Western Swing Music Society”
“Your album is brilliant, one of the best of the year, will be at the top of our radio.”
Chema Valbuena, DJ Rockin’ Therapy Radio.
“With their debut record, Out Of The Past, The Palomars prove that a new generation of Canadians are just as capable of understanding these roots genres and delivering their own brand of it with authentic sincerity.”
Buster Fayte, Rockabilly Blogger (www.rockabillyromp.com)
THE BAND –The band was formed in 2011 by lead singer/steel guitarist Tom Hammel and upright bassist Ken Wilson to follow their love of ’40s and ’50s musical and cultural styles. This just seemed natural for Ken who also runs a business selling ’50s rockabilly wear and for Tom, who’s love of the steel guitar led him to explore musical styles from that era. Tom notes, “I was surprised how the band’s initial rockabilly focus led so easily to other styles that were influenced by jazz and western swing, but without losing their edge”. Part of the bands signature sound is the twin harmony lines played on steel guitar and electric guitar.
The band has been playing locally in Vancouver and has connected with local swing dance groups which was a natural connection for the band. After a recent gig with the Atomic Radio Productions Swing group, DJ J.F.Sebastian commented, “You guys knocked it out of the park and had the dance floor hopping and honky-tonkin’ all night long”. That’s in large part due to the bands swinging rhythm section with drummer Sandy McNair and bassist Ken Wilson who have been playing together in various bands for over 20 years.Spurred by the interest in the debut CD, the Palomars have released 3 singles and are working on more new material with the goal of another album soon.
“What it comes down to for us,” remarks Tom, “Is that we really dig what we’re doing, and we’ve brought a lot of people along with us on a historical musical journey. We know rockabilly isn’t a mainstream form of music, but that’s fine because it was always intended as a form of rebellion.
“The Palomars are:Tom Hammel – Lead vocals and steel guitar, Ken Wilson – Upright bass,Sandy McNair – Drums.
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Well, here it is…our first album, released on Catty Town records on October 14, 2016!Twelve tracks recorded by Will Keeris at the MiniMobile Studio in Schipluiden (NL).And boy, did we have fun recording!The whole album was mixed and mastered by Alex Hall at the Hi-Style Studio in Chicago (USA).The beautiful artwork is done by Chris Wilkinson, and we are so proud to have some heavy weight musicians cooperating on it;We’ve got Jan Albert Smit playing some mean clarinet, Koos van der Hout swingin’ on both the trumpet and the trombone, Jonathan Doyle with some fabulous hip-shakin’ saxophone- and clarinet-solo’s, and Carl Sonny Leyland playing his boogie-woogie-ragtime-piano on a couple of songs![gallery ids="8438,8439,8440,8441,8442,8443,8444,8445"]
The Hot Rhythm Ramblers are Aram Stoop; Guitar & Vocals,Huey Moor; Upright-Bass & Vocals,Ben van Anrooy; Drums.And occasionally:Jan Albert Smit; Clarinet,Koos van der Hout; TrumpetTo buy this great album now click on the Catty Town Records image below.
Daniel De Vita is a 28 year old guitar player and singer born in Buenos Aires who has been playing in the argentinian Blues scene for the last 10 years. He has been a part of major latin Blues festivals such as the ¨Festival de Invierno de Buenos Aires¨ and the ¨Buenos Aires Blues Festival¨ as well as the ¨Mississippi Delta Blues Festival¨, this last one being the most important Blues Festival in South America. He is also a part of the band ¨South American Kings of the Blues¨CLICK HERE TO BUY THIS ALBUM NOW!He has recently recorded his first solo work. The album is called ¨Southside Blues¨and it´s a tribute to great masters such as Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Memphis Slim, John Brim and many other Bluesmen.The CD consists of 11 electric Blues songs and 4 acoustic Downhome tunes.Some of the tracks are classic songs from the Chicago of the 40s and 50s like ¨You got me where you want me¨ by John Brim, ¨Be mine alone¨ written by Sunnyland Slim, ¨I´m getting tired¨ by Snooky Pryor and ¨Red headed woman¨ written by Baby Face Leroy.Daniel is a Blues fanatic and recording engineer who used the same methods as the Chess Record Company did during the 50s to recreate a truthful sound.The band consists of some of the more experienced Blues musicians in Argentina and Latin America. Gabriel Cabiaglia provides a solid drum beat while Mariano D´Andrea plays upright bass with great excellence, the work of Nico Smoljan with the harmonica rounds up performances that are a homage to the traditional Blues style.In addition, ¨Southside Blues¨ has gotten some great reviews by publications such as Blues Junction.com, Blues Blast Magazine, The Alternate Roots, and many more praising Daniel De Vita for his debut album.CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO BUY THIS ALBUM FROM THE CATTY TOWN RECORDS SHOP!
CLICK ON ARTWORK ABOVE TO BUY THIS ALBUM!TRACK LISTING:01 Not For Long (3:13)02 Can You Spare A Match? (2:23)03 All Knocked Up (2:22)04 Put You Down (3:51)05 Mean Mean Woman (1:45)06 I See Green (2:47)07 Little Black Heart (3:17)08 Camille (3:45)09 When I Steal (3:04)10 Who You Think I Am (3:26)11 Pretty Little Kitty (4:11)12 The Way I Walk (3:19)13 You Underwhelm Me (3:26)All songs Philippa/Harada © & P 2016 North Of Bakersfield Music, ASCAP except “The Way I Walk” (Jack Scott) APRS/EMI UNART Catalog, Inc BMICREDITS:Lead and Harmony Vocals, Songwriting: Ruby Dee PhilippaElectric guitar, baritone guitar, flattop and archtop acoustic guitar, bottleneck guitar on “Little Black Heart”, B Bender on “I See Green”: Jorge HaradaUpright Bass: Dylan CavaliereDrums and Percussion: Scott L. FrenchConsole Steel Guitar on “Little Black Heart”: Dave Leroy BillerSaxophone: Jim TrimmierPiano: Earle Poole BallCello on “Camille”: Tony RogersViolin on “Camille”: James AndersonAll Knocked Up Rowdy Playground Choir: Ruby Dee, Kelly Davis-Burns, Holly Brown, Cris Burns, Dylan Cavaliere, Jorge HaradaSpecial guest appearance by Rosie D. Burns on “Pretty Little Kitty”
Produced by Ruby Dee Philippa and Jorge HaradaEngineered by Cris Burns at Ameripolitan Studios, Austin TX during March and April 2016Mixed by Cris Burns and Jorge HaradaMastered by Cris BurnsCover Photo by Ricardo Acevedo at St. Elmo Soundstage, courtesy of Dave WolfeBack Cover Photo by Joe Van WykDesign by Dave S. Phillips, Dimention XPublicity: Heather West @ Western PublicityRadio: Bill Wence @ Bill Wence ProductionsCLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RUBY AND THE SNAKEHANDLERS!Many Thanks (not in any particular order):Cris Burns for his invaluable ear and assistance – we couldn’tve done it without you, Kelly Davis-Burns, Tim Summitt and Holly Brown, Josh Nichols and Monica Jones, Rob Butler, Sweetpea Rockabilly, Leon Berman at Shake The Shack – KEXP FM Seattle; Road Moag, Ted Branson, and Miss Pearl at KOOP-FM Austin TX, Freddy Krc and American Federation Of Musicians (Local 433), Dave Phillips, Jess Klein, Tjarko Jeen, Rod at The Driskill Hotel, AJ Mancabelli, Joe Carducci at GRETSCH Guitars, Jeff Van Zandt at Fender Musical Instrument Corporation, Steve Wertheimer and Dianne Scott at The Continental Club Austin, Waterloo Records, Antone’s Record Store, Ed and Britta Maloney, Francis Macri, Shaun Havoc, Jen “Lil’ Bit” Adams and Sam’s Burger Joint, Joel Gammage and Texas Hatters, Chuck Stokes, Highway 99 Blues Club, Dr. Jon Carroll, PhD, Terry Gaona and all the staff at the Little Longhorn Saloon, Dale Watson, Phantom Shakers Elle Mae and Mark Longsdorf (Thank you for loaning me the awesome sounding guitar, Mark!), A-Town Rockabilly Roundup, Rockin’ Ronny Weiser and Rollin’ Rock Records, Lee Joseph and Dionysus Records, and all our fans in the USA, Europe, and Australia, anyone who supports live music, and rockabilly rebels and honky tonk angels everywhere. We miss you, Mary Schuh.To those who hit the boards with us night after night, past and present – we salute you: Dylan Cavaliere, Mike L. Smith, Scott French, Kevin Fox, Jody Suarez, Pete Crowley.CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO BUY THIS ALBUM AT CATTY TOWN RECORDS.