Greetings once again, Nortonians, as we prepare for lift off at the newly stoked Norton Records website. We've just added scads of tuff to git wax of all sizes, speeds and persuasions, plus there's loads of insane old stuff- Mexican movie posters from the archives.. plus Fang DVD's and lot lot more. So dig in! We have some major new stuff happening at Nortonville, so read on....
ESQUERITA – SINNER MAN: THE LOST SESSION
(ED-381) Ten unissued selections from a long lost June 1966 NYC session showcase Esquerita pounding it out on piano and organ, flashing back and forth between the two during each song, accompanied only by a fantastic drummer! Dig the over the top nine minute gospel wailin’ title track (based on Nina Simone’s version but delivered at super Voola velocity) that’s worth the price of admission alone! STAGGERING! Sinner Man #1/Hittin’ On Nothing#1/ C.C. Rider/Leave Me Alone#1/ Letter Full Of Tears/ Hittin’ On Nothing #2/On Broadway/Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out/Leave Me Alone #2/Sinner Man #2
ESQUERITA – HITTIN’ ON NOTHING/
LETTER FULL OF TEARS
(45-170) Explosive soulful pairing of Irma Thomas and Gladys Knight covers!
Unissued sides from the Voola vaults!
HASIL ADKINS AND HIS HAPPY GUITAR
GET OUT OF MY CAR/ SHAKE THAT THING
(45-168) Hunch that thing with the world’s greatest one man band!
Two monstrous chicken walkin’ hits on one platter!
GENE MALTAIS – THE RAGING SEA/ GANGWAR
(881) Now on 45 by popular demand - Mad Man Maltais’ storming
1959 Lilac Records double headed blaster!
KICKS BOOKS NEWS BLAST!
HARLAN ELLISON - PULLING A TRAIN (KB4)
HARLAN ELLISON - GETTING IN THE WIND (KB6)
Top hero icon Harlan Ellison joins Andre Williams, Sun Ra, and Nick Tosches at KICKS BOOKS, exploding from the launching pad with a inseparable pair of JD paperbacks that is sure to rearrange your furniture. The king of brain-sprain sci-fi future-bop finally reclaims the throne as the unadulterated boss cat of juvenile delinquent badass fiction with a set of his mega-rarest dark tales that have been unavailable anywhere for fifty years. Do you know the story? You will very, very soon, as Harlan has written massive introductions to both tomes which unravel the mystery behind his most elusive and mind-rending works! The full blast comes at you at kicksbooks.com within a fortnight.. meanwhile, start sweatin'! Dig PULLING A TRAIN by Harlan Ellison (KB4) followed by his superb twin-spin GETTING IN THE WIND (KB6)-- both books will also be available as limited signed versions in presentation boxes for you collector beasts and beastesses.
Naturally, as with all books in the Kicks paperback line, a sidekick perfume has been formulated, street-tested, bottled and packaged. SEX GANG is the heady scent that tells the world OFF! Exclusive, limited, and totally dangerous. Stay tuned at kicksbooks.com!
HOT OFF THE BLOTTER.... T. Valentine of "Hello Lucille" and "Betty Sue" fame is destined for exclusive April appearances in New York City... that's all we can say right now... more as it develops...Norton is working in conjunction with X-Bat Records on an entire LP on rockabilly king Don Ellis (a/k/a Harold Shutters) featuring wicked sides like Rock And Roll Mr. Moon, Bunny Honey, Come In World, Blue Fire – complete with detailed liners and cool pics! Norton has also assembled WOLFE CITY MADNESS: TWISTED HILLBILLY BOP FROM THE VAULTS OF WOLF-TEX RECORDS, the first ever roundup of singles, unissued sides and radio broadcasts from the Texas waxery best know for Harold Montgomery’s immortal rocker How Much Do You Miss Me. Our long promised EL PASO ROCK VOLUMES 4-9 are finally in the pipeline as well - nearly 100 Southwest pulse pumpers, many issued for the first time from master tapes! Fifties rockers, surf instrumentals, guitar killers...sure to fill in the gaps in the the El Paso area story... which funnels down into the upcoming big book from Kicks Books, I FOUGHT THE LAW: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF BOBBY FULLER... we have a solid batch of singles brewing, too...watch for updates... EDUCATION DEPARTMENT… Dig what they're sayin' ABOUT ... KICKSVILLE CONFIDENTIAL... see you on SATURDAY, MARCH 24 at the ALLENTOWN RECORD SHOW... join the feeding frenzy at the 26th semi-annual Allentown 45 and 78 show... we’ll be bringing lots of rockers, R&B, doo wop, instrumentals, garage sounds and more, so stop by the Norton Records table and grab up some maulers, crawlers and bawlers!... that's about it for the moment... see you at nortonrecords.com....