KING COLEMAN (1932-2010)
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of one of Norton’s most popular stars, Carlton “King” Coleman. His name is synonymous with class action dance floor traction-- (Do The) Mashed Potatoes. The Boo Boo Song, Alley Rat, Dressed In Plaid, Down In The Basement, Bulldog, Show Me What You Got, Loo-key Doo-key, to name but a few-- all humongous, inflammatory buttshakers that redefine the dance disc jockey lexicon and realign us regular people's reason for living. King Coleman's wild story and incredible sounds are collected on IT'S DANCE TIME! which was released in time for King's appearance at the Norton Soul Spectacular in 2003, an event that happily coincided with Billy's 50th birthday-- instant party! King delivered the goods in spades to an awestruck crowd of bone-fide Alley Rats who were clearly losing it to see and hear the legend belting out his signature stompers. The Spectacular soundtrack, GET IN THE GROOVE includes King on The Boo Boo Song (with the audience chanting along in unison), and belting it out on the Shake A Tailfeather finale with the also-late Nathaniel Mayer and Rudy Ray Moore, plus Andre Williams, Bettye Lavette, the Mighty Hannibal, Barrence Whitfield, the Great Gaylord, and Lonnie Youngblood. Read local Florida obituary HERE and LISTEN HERE.

Get ‘em while they’re hot! Norton’s snazzy new online store is now open for biz! Our entire seven inch vinyl stock (nearly 2500 different platters) is now available online. LPs, CDs, posters, magazines and loads more comin’ soon! Keep checkin’ in! www.nortonrecords.com


ROY HEAD AND THE TRAITS – LIVE IT UP! (358) Sixteen song roundup of the earliest recordings by inimitable Texas madman Roy Head along with the original Traits! These 1958 -62 sides include all the group’s wild TNT and Renner singles! One More Time/Don’t Be Blue/Live It Up/Yes I Do/ My Baby’s Blue/Here I Am In Love Again/Summertime Love/Your Turn To Cry/Walking All Day/Night Time Blues/One More Time/Don’t Be Blue/Little Mama/Linda Lou/Woe Woe/Got My Mojo Working

Don’t miss the phenomenal Roy Head at Ponderosa Stomp in
New Orleans - September 24 and 25!

THE GIRLS AT DAWN – CALL THE DOCTOR (361) A dozen heart stoppin' originals from the astonishing and fabulous Girls At Dawn, who sing and write and play in flawless combination. This album serves up a stellar stew that will stick to your ribs and keep you coming back for more. Four stars, say I... high praise when Billy says, “It’s like the Paris Sisters backed by the Churchmice…” Come Here To Die/When She Goes Away/Miss Me/I’m Alone/On And On/Evil One/They’re Waiting/Reach Me (Don’t Forget)/Most Terrible Thing/A Secret/It’s Getting Cold/Your Girl

The Girls At Dawn will be at Gonerfest! Details below...

VARIOUS ARTISTS– YOU TORE MY BRAIN! SIXTIES GARAGE ACETATES VOL. 5 (362) Clobberin’ fifth volume of brutal unissued garage crunchers by the Fanatics, Pharaohs, Invictas, IVbidden, Sir Winston and the Commons, mo’! IVBIDDEN Sick And Lonely/SIR WINSTON AND THE COMMONS All Of The Time/BUNCH Do The Jump/UNKNOWN Palace Of Love/UNKNOWN Follow Her Home/JAMES STREET OVERPASS She Can’t See/UNKNOWN Poor Man Dreamer/INVICTAS Watusi/PHARAOHS The Isle Of Love/UNKNOWN I Won’t Play Your Game/JAMES STREET OVERPASS You Tore My Brain/SIR WINSTON AND THE COMMONS No Sorrow/FANATICS I Can’t Go On/UNKNOWN The Hunter

Be sure to pick up all five volumes in this brain bustin' series!

THE TANDOORI KNIGHTS – CURRY UP (363) A dozen curried treats (packaged in a massive FUNHOSUE style gatefold jacket!) from the remarkable King Khan and Bloodshot Bill featuring the hit single Pretty Please as well as soon-to-be Tandoori taste treats Into Her Arms and Bandstand and mo’ Hindu hi-jinx! Pretty Please/Bucketful/Roam The Land/Tandoori Party/Books And Ribs/Bandstand/Big Belly Giant/Into Her Arms/Dress On/Lovers Moon/Brown Trash/Beauty And The Feast

Billy says, “This is what Warren Smith would have sounded like
if he recorded in Bombay instead of Memphis…”

VARIOUS ARTISTS - DADDY ROCKING STRONG: A TRIBUTE TO NOLAN STRONG AND THE DIABLOS (The Wind 002) Norton-distributed comp on The Wind Records dedicated to Fortune Records R&B giant Nolan Strong! Andre Williams has this to say in his liner notes: “Hearing these Diablos songs re-interpreted today just proves how timeless Nolan’s music will always be. I can hear the admiration and respect towards Nolan in each and every track.” LONG LIVE NOLAN STRONG! LONG LIVE FORTUNE RECORDS! (LP only) MARK SULTAN The Wind/DIRTBOMBS Daddy Rockin’ Strong/CUB KODA You’re The Only Girl, Delores/OUTRAGEOUS CHERRY (Yeah, Baby) It’s Because Of You/ANDRE WILLIAMS WITH THE A-BONES The Way You Dog Me Around/DANNY KROHA AND THE DEL TORROS Do You Remember What You Did/REIGNING SOUND Mind Over Matter/WRECKLESS ERIC AND AMY RIGBY I Want To Be Your Happiness/A-BONES Real True Love/HENTCHMEN The Mambo Of Love/DEMONS CLAWS Try Me One More Time/GENTLEMEN JESSE AND HIS MEN Harriette It’s You/LENNY KAYE I Wanna Know Dig this COOL REVIEW!

Danny Kroha (Gories) and Howie Pyro (Intoxica Radio) pick up their door prizes at Norton HQ!

OUT OF OUR HEADS! Hot on the heels of our mucho loco THEIR HISPANIC MAJESTIES REQUEST, Norton shows no signs of gathering moss, with two brand new Rolling Stones cover song platters for your listening pleasure!

THE PARTING GIFTS – (WALKIN’ THRU THE) SLEEPY CITY/THE GREAT GAYLORD AND THE CONDO F*CKS – ROLLING STONES RICE KRISPIES JINGLE (9662) Top METAMORPHOSIS gem gets a dreamy stroll treatment by new all star combo featuring members of Reigning Sound, the Greenhornes and the Ettes! Flip it and dig as Double G makes good on his long threatened promise to overhaul the Stones’ legendary 1964 TV commercial, ably backed by the mysterious Condo Fucks! Snap! Crackle! SQUAT!!

DADDY LONG LEGS – COCKSUCKER BLUES/ANDY SHERNOFF AND DADDY LONG LEGS – THE UNDER ASSISTANT WAST COAST PROMOTION MAN (9663) Brooklyn’s fiercest blues stompers hammer out the legendary banned Stones number! Decca’s trash becomes Norton’s treasure! The long legged lads lend fiery support to the Dictators tunesmith on the B-deck! Both sides produced by Andrew Loog Shernoff!


Stay tuned for our big-time annnouncement about new releases from Sun Ra, the Coba Seas, the Flamin Groovies, Yvette and Yvonne (The Siamese Twins), Knights Of The Round Table, the Renegades, plus Christmas goodies! Psst.. wanna sneak peek?










Still with us after that sneak peek? You'll need to wait til Halloween for the treats above!
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It's dumb to be glum when there's so mucho much going on all over this super crazy planet! Time is short, so if you haven't set your antennae up to tune into HOWIE PYRO'S fabulous weekly radio show INTOXICA, well.. DO IT! Five years running, he's been blasting nutty, wild insanity, Mad Mike style, every Tuesday at 9 PM (California time) all from original 45's and things at www.luxuriamusic.com. And yes, he's archived! I had the great pleasure of guesting with HOWIE on his show while on a week-long record/research/onion ring junket. Question Mark and Kim Fowley called in and had us laughing and learning... dig it in two parts at :

September 24 and 25 PONDEROSA STOMP IN NEW ORLEANS! Dr. Ike and the gang once again put the romp into the Stomp with Duane Eddy, the Trashmen, Thee Midniters, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Roy Head, Young Jessie, Joyce Harris, Barbara Lynn, Johnnie Allan, Red Simpson plus stars upon stars!

September 24 THE TRASHMEN In-store live show at the Louisiana Music Factory in New Orleans. The Bird is the word!!!

September 26 PONDEROSA STOMP – THE PARTY CONTINUES IN NEW ORLEANS! Roy Loney and Cyril Jordan of the Flamin Groovies with the A-Bones and the Jim Jones Revue! Tickets goin’ fast!

November 10 ROKY ERICKSON and THE A-BONES Meanwhile, back in the asphalt jungle.... if somebody doesn't bring at electric jug to this extraterrorestrial event, then there is no justice! His lordship Roky Erickson, superhero to us and everybody we know, returns to Brooklyn at the Bell House, located near the scenic Gowanus Canal (Roky should be informed that this location is a stone's throw from H.P. Lovecraft's horrorific RED HOOK!) Suitably starry-eyed A-Bones will blast things off in full-on gear-mash mode! The Bell House 149 7th Street, Brooklyn

October 2 and 3 SCION GARAGE FEST Gino Washington will be backed by King Khan and his Shrines! The Oblivians and Gories headline… lotta action!


September 18 WFMU The Girls perform live on Terre T’s Cherry Blossom Clinic on WFMU showcasing tunes from their brand new Norton long player CALL THE DOCTOR! Do not miss this! 3PM on your radio dial...

September 18 KNITTING FACTORY THE GIRLS AT DAWN w/the Dum Dum Girls After tuning in to the WFMU's Terre T radio broadcast, plan to make the scene as the Girls play live, followed by even more Girls! 361 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn

September 22 MERCURY LOUNGE THE GIRLS AT DAWN with the Crocodiles. Bulgarian Independence Day never had it so good!
217 E. Houston Street, NYC

September 25 GONERFEST The Girls At Dawn join the stellar lineup at this year’s Memphis blast!

Sunday September 19 VINTAGE PAPERBACK SHOW 2010! New York City Collectible Paperback & Pulp Fiction Expo #22! This annual show is growing! Scads of spectacular vintage paperbacks in all price ranges, plus old magazines and loads of original art and artists, authors, book mavens, and pulp stuff! Yes, Kicks Books is set up so bring a sandwich and coffee and come hang out! Juvenile delinquent, early adult, crime, detective and garden variety off kilter mayhem on tap, Bad Seed/Smut Peddler style! Holiday Inn, 440 West 57th St., NYC.

October 2 ALLENTOWN RECORD FAIR The big mammy jammy East Coast 45 show – don’t miss it! See grown men fight over records they already have! This could be the only place in the world to score that elusive copy Hindu On A Honda by Count Down and the Moonsters! SEE YA THERE! Merchants Square Mall, South 12th and Vultee Streets, Allentown PA

October 22-24 WFMU RECORD FAIR Three days of record madness! Records, live bands, records, celebrities, records, movies, records, pizza, records, Edgar and records! Stop by the Norton table and score advance copies of November blasts!

HENTCHMEN NEWS! The Hamtramck, Michigan noisemakers have a new album out on PJ's Dirty Water Records in the UK so pick it up!

October 9-11FUNTASTIC DRACULA CARNIVAL Benidorm, Alicante, Spain Featuring the legendary Peruvian garage kings Los Saicos!!! Make the scene and catch Davila 666 and Los Peyotes performing numbers from epic THEIR HISPANIC MAJESTIES REQUEST double EP on Norton!

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