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Various Artists - Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou: Rompin' & Stompin' (2014) {Ace Records CDCHD 1388}

Various Artists - Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou: Rompin' & Stompin' (2014) {Ace Records CDCHD 1388}
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© 2014 Ace Records | CDCHD 1388
Rock & Roll / Rhythm & Blues / Blues / South Louisiana

Letting the good times roll again, with this second visit to the dynamic South Louisiana R&B scene there is no waver in the quality of music. We’ve added the work of another Louisiana record man, Sam Montel from Baton Rouge, to the vast stockpile of material in the vaults of J.D. Miller, Eddie Shuler, Floyd Soileau and Jake Graffagnino. Sam (originally Montalbano) got into the music business when his childhood friend Jimmy Clanton hit the charts. Sam became his road manager and the whole scene got into his blood. He decided to start his own record label when only 18 years old. His first release, Lester Robertson’s ‘My Girl Across Town’, is included here, as is a previously unissued outing from Robertson.
Various Artists - Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou - Vocal Groups (2015) {Ace Records CDCHD 1448}

Various Artists - Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou - Vocal Groups (2015) {Ace Records CDCHD 1448}
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© 2015 Ace Records | CDCHD 1448
Rock & Roll / Rhythm & Blues

The forgotten sound of South Louisiana. Setting out on the “By The Bayou” journey, I didn’t envisage reaching CD 12. The project started as a vehicle for white Louisiana rockers, but exploration of the tape vaults of J.D. Miller and the catalogues of Eddie Shuler’s Goldband, Floyd Soileau’s Jin, Sam Montelbano’s Montel and Joe Ruffino’s Ric and Ron labels revealed more than enough great vocal group material to fill a dedicated CD. So here is a collection of chanting rockers and sweet harmonies, rather overlooked as ingredients which go into the rich gumbo of South Louisiana music of the 50s.
Various Artists - Boppin' By The Bayou: Rock Me, Mama! (2015) {Ace Records CDCHD 1443}

Various Artists - Boppin' By The Bayou: Rock Me, Mama! (2015) {Ace Records CDCHD 1443}
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© 2015 Ace Records | CDCHD 1443
Rock & Roll / Rockabilly / Cajun / North American Traditions / Zydeco

Time to roll up the carpet and put on your dancing shoes – 28 killer-diller Louisiana tracks. The eleventh CD in the “By The Bayou” contains some real skirt-swirlers, with a couple of slower numbers slipped in to break up the tempo. In keeping with the other “Boppin’” discs in this series, we have included some pure rockabilly and Cajun tracks alongside the swamp rockers.
Various Artists - Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou: Nights Of Sin, Dirty Deals And Love Sick Souls (2016) {Ace Records}

Various Artists - Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou: Nights Of Sin, Dirty Deals And Love Sick Souls (2016) {Ace Records}
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© 2016 Ace Records | CDCHD 1478
Rhythm & Blues / Blues

A spicy mix of rarities, alternates and previously unissued R&B goodies from South Louisiana and S.E. Texas, where you are never too far from a bayou and some good rockin’ music. This 15th compilation in the “By The Bayou” series takes us back to the R&B sounds you would have heard belting out of a Louisiana juke joint on a steamy night in the 1950s or early 1960s. All of the tracks included were recorded in that party state, although some of the artists were based in Texas, crossing the state line to make music in studios based in Crowley and Lake Charles.
Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - The Country Hits (2008) {Ace Records CDCHD 1185 rec 1953-63}

Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - The Country Hits (2008) {Ace Records CDCHD 1185 rec 1953-63}
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© 1953-63, 2008 Ace Records | CDCHD 1185
Country / Classic Country / Country Folk

Here at Ace Towers we usually have a pretty realistic advance idea of how many copies we’re likely to sell of any CD that we release. But once in a while we put out something that catches the public imagination in a manner that exceeds our expectations in terms of sales and acclaim. Such was the case with our “Special Country Edition” of our “Golden Age Of American Rock’n’Roll” series, which has already sold almost twice as many copies as we initially anticipated, and which is still selling strongly six years on from its initial release.
Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - More Country Hits (2016) {Ace Records CDCHD 1469 rec 1955-63}

Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - More Country Hits (2016) {Ace Records CDCHD 1469 rec 1955-63}
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© 1955-63, 2016 Ace Records | CDCHD 1469
Country / Classic Country / Country Folk

Ace’s flagship “Golden Age” series continues to be among our best selling and most highly respected releases. After a short hiatus, we’re pleased to announce this new volume featuring 28 country recordings that made the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1963. As “More Country Hits” is in the “Golden Age Of American Popular Music” series, the content is more melodic overall than a “Golden Age Of American Rock’n’Roll” edition might be. Nevertheless, there’s a generous helping of up-tempo hillbilly and borderline rockabilly among the straight-ahead country to give listeners a bit of light and shade. As usual, the CD comes with a generously illustrated and copiously annotated booklet.
Various Artists - Boppin' By The Bayou: Drive-Ins & Baby Dolls (2016) {Ace Records CDCHD 1486}

Various Artists - Boppin' By The Bayou: Drive-Ins & Baby Dolls (2016) {Ace Records CDCHD 1486}
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© 2015 Ace Records | CDCHD 1486
Rock & Roll / Rockabilly

28 hot rockers, cool boppers and Cajun thumpers from Louisiana and South East Texas. This exciting new addition to our popular “By The Bayou” series features 28 tracks from the vaults of Louisiana and South East Texas record men J.D. Miller, Eddie Shuler, Sam Montel, Pappy Daily, Huey Meaux, George Khoury, Joe Ruffino, Diamond Jim Wheeler and Melvin Dodge, plus tracks by Louisiana artists recorded by Murray Nash and Dee Marais. This might be the 16th in the series but it continues to unearth unknown goodies and dust off long-forgotten gems.
Various Artists - Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou: Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies (2015) {Ace Records CDCHD 1422}

Various Artists - Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou: Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies (2015) {Ace Records CDCHD 1422}
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© 2015 Ace Records | CDCHD 1422
Blues / Rhythm & Blues / New Orleans R&B / Soul

Ten volumes into their seemingly never-ending, always-excellent By the Bayou series, Ace returns to R&B for Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies. Like nearly all of its predecessors, this is primarily archival – i.e., there aren't a lot of familiar names, but there are acts that have popped up on previous Bayou installments because, at this point, it's been proven that the well is deep but not fathomless. Newly discovered cuts by unknowns can hardly be called "recycling," and this, like its cousins, is pretty close to straight-up aural dynamite.
Johnny & The Hurricanes - Hurricane Force! (2015) {2CD Ace Records CDLUX2 015}

Johnny & The Hurricanes - Hurricane Force! (2015) {2CD Ace Records CDLUX2 015}
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© 2015 Ace Records | CDLUX2 015
Rock & Roll / Instrumental Rock

A limited edition 2CD set featuring 52 rare studio and live recordings, including 20 previously unissued. Package includes a bumper 40-page booklet containing many unpublished photographs and a definitive 12,000 word essay incorporating interviews with several band members. Johnny & the Hurricanes fans – standby to celebrate! This is unlike any other compilation on the market. Instead of the same old titles forever recycled, we have collected together many tracks that you will be hearing for the first time. With 20 unreleased tracks plus piles of rarities this bumper set is easily the most exciting release in decades from one of rock’n’roll’s most-loved bands.
Various Artists - Beef Ball Baby! The New Orleans R&B Sessions (2015) {Ace Records CDTOP 1435}

Various Artists - Beef Ball Baby! The New Orleans R&B Sessions (2015) {Ace Records CDTOP 1435}
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© 2015 Ace Records | CDTOP 1435
Rhythm & Blues / Blues

Stupendously rare or unissued New Orleans R&B and blues in incomparable sound quality. Despite being based in Linden, New Jersey, DeLuxe recorded all across the USA in the company’s formative period in an attempt to score hits. DeLuxe was the first indie to tap into what was going on in the Crescent City in the years immediately following WWII. The label’s biggest find during that time was Roy Brown, the subject of two CDs in our “King & DeLuxe Acetates” series. In “Beef Ball Baby!” you can hear the surviving acetates of some of the other highly talented people DeLuxe recorded in New Orleans in the acetate era.