Betty Wright, Tielman Brothers, BZN, Ken Boothe, The Ethiopians, T.S.O.L. , and many more
“When I started out, even though you had your rhythm section, they were big horn sections, strings, live people laying on every part of the floor in the studio waiting for their chance to get on that one little track.” - Betty Wright
We have two brand new releases in our Golden Years series, first up are the legendary Tielman Brothers a important and highly influential band for the Dutch Rock scene followed by the very popular band BZN. The Betty Wright Live! album is arguably the best record made by the late Betty Wright, now presented to you with some nice extra's. For our Trojan lovers, we have fantastic releases by Ken Boothe and The Ethiopians. Change Today by T.S.O.L. and Groeten Uit Grollo by Cuby + Blizzards are now both available as coloured editions, on respectively lime green and moss green vinyl. And finally on our At The Movies label we have two incredible soundtrack titles, The Dark Knight Rises (including movie poster and fridge magnet) and Judgment Night.
The Ethiopians was one of Jamaica's most popular bands during the late ska, rocksteady, and early reggae periods. The Reggae Power album is chock-full of these tasty melodies and rhythms and comes wrapped in a cool sleeve photo of future Carry On Girls actress Pauline Peart.
The Tielman Brothers are the founders of the Dutch rock & roll scene. Their amazing live performances didn't go unnoticed in the rest of Europe, and soon they were touring Germany, Belgium and many other countries. All the singles from their heydays are featured on this 2LP set.
Cuby & The Blizzards is relatively unknown to the English-speaking market but none the less the band has been famous in The Netherlands since the mid-60's. The early work of Cuby & The Blizzards had a beat/punk orientation but soon they settled into a blues groove.
A seminal '90s Rock/Hip Hop collaboration featuring heavy hitting combos such as Slayer & Ice-T, Helmet & House of Pain, Sonic Youth & Cypress Hill. Judgment Night spawned four singles: Biohazard & Onyx's "Judgment Night", Helmet & House Of Pain's "Just Another Victim", Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul's "Fallin" and Faith No More & Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.'s "Another Body Murdered".
Betty Wright (original name Bessie Regina Norris) rose to fame in the 1970s with hits such as "Clean Up Woman", “Lovin' Is Really My Game”, and "Tonight Is the Night". She was an outstanding performer and this Live album provides much evidence of Wright's vitality as a singer.
The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 multiple-awarded superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan (Westworld). The soundtrack was composed by the legendary Hans Zimmer (Inception, Interstellar, Gladiator). The Dark Knight Rises main themes were composed by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, but Howard did not return to the series to score this film and was not credited as a composer.
Arguably the finest Jamaican soul singer of his generation, Ken Boothe burst onto the international stage when his sublime rendering of Bread's melancholic Everything I Own topped the UK charts in the autumn of 1974. Years before, in 1970, he moved to Leslie Kong's Beverley's imprint to record Freedom Street, which continued his string of hits with the songs “Why Baby Why,” “Now I Know,” and the title tune, “Freedom Street.”
BZN (short for Band Zonder Naam, meaning Band Without A Name) hails from Volendam (The Netherlands). From 1977 to 1998 they had no less than a non-stop string of 32 top 10 albums with their MOR 'paling-sound' (Dutch for eel-sound, as the city of Volendam is famous for their eel fishermen), fronted by lead singers Jan Keizer and Annie Schilder.
Change Today?(1984) is the third studio album by the American rock band T.S.O.L. (True Sounds Of Liberty). The album was recorded using money loaned to T.S.O.L. by the Dead Kennedys, Play Loud!