(2000 ´Delmark´) (68:48/14) Gutes neues Album der starken Sängerin, die sich diesmal neben klassischen Bluesthemen z.B. auch ´Nutbush City Limits´, bekannt von Tina Turner, vorgenommen hat / fine new effort from this powerful singer. Besides her classic Chicago style blues you´ll also find songs like ´Nutbush City Limits´. ZORA YOUNG - voc, JAMES WHEELER - gtr, DANNY DREHER - gtr, KEN SAYDAK - pno, JOHNNY B. GAYDEN - bass, TIM AUSTIN - drums. Learned My Lesson is the celebration of Zora Young´s lifelong love affair with the blues.This is Zora´s first album on an established American label which is surprising since she is one of the most creative blues singers in Chicago. Zora was born in West Point, Mississippi and raised in Chicago where she grew up singing gospel music in a south side church. After years in the R&B ´´chittlin circuit´´, she switched to blues and since then has shared the stage with B.B. and Albert King, played the Chicago Blues Festival many times and tours Europe regularly. Zora´s voice ranges from a melancholy whisper to a rock ´n´ roll scream, and she will have you in her corner with one listen. With this album Zora Young has finally arrived to claim her rightful place as a contemporary blues powerhouse.
(2007/Halb 7 Records) 13 Tracks - Best of East German Psychobilly!
(2011/Halb 7 Records) 17 Tracks - Best of South German Psychobilly!
(2009/Halb 7 Records) 18 Tracks - Best of North German Neo Rockabilly und Psychobilly!
(2009/dandyland/cargo) 12 tracks Imagine the bastard offspring of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen who had been taught to play by Johnny Cash and had spent his Summer afternoons receiving singing lessons from Jim Morrison fronting a 21st century hybrid of Lindisfarne and The Doors, and you´ll start to get the picture.
(2004 ´Delmark´) (66:30/13) In Mississippi geborene Sängerin, die heute zu den bekannteren Bluessängerinnen in Chicago zählt. Gutes Studioalbum / Born in Mississippi, Zora Young´s regarded one of the finest blues vocalists today in Chicago. Superb studio album. ZORA YOUNG - voc, PETE ALLEN - gtr, BOBBY DIRNINGER - pno/kbd, LEE CAIN - bass, KERMAN FRAZIER - drums, plus horns (2 tracks). Of her first Delmark CD Learned My Lesson (Delmark 748) Living Blues magazine said ´Her rough-edged croon can raise welts or love bumps. She has the versatility to strut comfortably from back-alley funk to uptown jump sophistication.´ Tore Up From The Floor Up features five original compositions, some choice covers and an interview. Guitarist Pete Allen provides most of the musical direction while The Chicago Horns provide support on ´Til The Fat Lady Sings´ and ´Ace Of Spades.´
(1995/Brill Tone) Original Brill Building recordings - 57 tracks (31 unreleased) with 12 page booklet. - Gerry Goffin and Carole King are always and rightfully described as the most popular and prolific songwriters of their era, the early Sixties. It was a golden age for minority sounds: the music of soulful, urban or black vocal groups, the best of whom Were perhaps the Shirelles and the Drifters, given material by writers and producers who were young, gifted and Jewish. Gerry Goffin was born in Queens, New York, on 11 February 1930. Although he started writing lyrics over his own one-dimensional melodies when he was eight, he became a qualified chemist before making a career of songwriting many years later. Carole King, née Klein, was born in Brooklyn on 9 February 1941. She started piano lessons at four, tutored by her school-teacher mother. Outgoing and determined, she had formed her own group, the CoSines, by the age of 14 and danced in the aisles at the Alan Freed rock´n´roll shows. By her mid-teens King was signed to ABC-Paramount Records. She then teamed up with Paul Simon to make demo records of other writers´ songs for Frankie Avalon, the Passions and the Fleetwoods. It was not a stunning beginning. At Queens College, however, the quiet lyricist who wrote terrible music crossed paths with the chirpy composer who wrote bad lyrics. Their musical collaboration grew into something more, and they married in 1958. It was Neil Sedaka who opened the door for Goffin and King to join Don Kirshner´s songwriting team at Aldon Music. By the end of 1960 they had written numerous songs but had met with little success. The news that producers Leiber and Stoller were looking for a follow-up single to the Drifters´ ´´Save The Last Dance For Me´´ changed all that. Goffin and King took demo singer Tony Orlando into the studio and cut four songs, including ´´Some Kind Of Wonderful´´ (which the Drifters actually used) and Will You Love Me Tomorrow´´. Arranged by Carole King and sung by the Shirelles, ´´Will You Love Me Tomorrow´´ gave the team their first and biggest hit song. It became a US Number 1 in early 1961 and reached Number 3 in the UK.
(Silvertown) 14 Titel - Original LP von 1983 - Aufgenommen wurde sie ebenfalls 1983 in Manchester, Grossbritanien Clarence ´frogman´ Henry is one of those rare names in the music world that is as interesting and exciting today as when he started out. few sixties artistes have received such continuous ´golden oldie´ airplay year alter year. Barely a week goes by without the strains of ´But I Do´ — his multi-million seller — hitting the airwaves. What is it that makes particular records and certain artistes command such extraordinary loyalty and fondness amongst presenters and public alike? New Orleans born Clarence Henry is a some example of this phenomenon. He absorbed the jars, boogie and rhythm-and-blues influences of his home town during the fifties and was signed to a record contract in 1951. His hrst single ´Ain´t Got No Home´ was a Billboard Chart Number 1, and featured his now famous vocal ´croaking´ effect which rapidly earned him the unusual but unforgettable middle name which subsequently became known around the world. ´frogman Henry first achieved international recognition in 1961 with ´But I Do´, a single which made the top ten in eighteen countries and scored over three million sales worldwide. The follow-up ´You Always Hurt The One You love´ enjoyed similar international success. In the early sixties he visited Europe twice, and also played tours in Canada, Australia, South America and the far East when not working across the States, where his bouncy, uncomplicated rock ´n´ roll style was always in demand. This was highlighted in 1965, when he was featured as special guest on the Beatles´ first ever 11.5 coast to coast tour. The seventies saw ´frogman Henry concentrating far lesson louring, in ordel to spend more time at home in New Orleans with his family. Always a strong favourite in his home state in Louisiana, and throughout the American South ´frogman´ appeared regularly in the late ill´s at R ´n´B festivals, special events, revival concerts and Mardi Gras balls, whilst at the same time enjoying a ten year residency on Bourbon Street, New Orleans, where the frogman´s nightly cabaret was accurately billed as the top tourist attraction on the strip. This record-breaking stint concluded in 1982, when he refused the inevitable offer to continue, in order to make a break for other projects. This album is one of the benelits of his desire for change. It took many years before this project came to fruition, but the dynamic, week-long sessions featured top studio players. Recorded in Manchester, it produced this 14-track album of high quality.