1/28/18

FEB 1 HASIL ADKINS RADIO BLAST WITH SPAZZ, HOUND AND MIRIAM AT WFMU


COMMODITY MEAT (AND OTHER DELIGHTS)*

HASIL ADKINS PRE-HALL OF FAME INDUCTION RADIO BLAST 

FEB. 1  (9 PM-MIDNIGHT) AT WFMU.ORG

THE "MUSIC TO SPAZZ BY" will bring in Norton Records queenpin Miriam Linna and radio legend (and long time Hasil Adkins acolyte)  Jim "The Hound" Marshall at about 10 PM to gab about Hasil with host Dave the Spazz. Tune in for unissued mayhem and true tales  about the undisputed king of the one man bands from the nuts who knew him! Hasil Adkins will be inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame in Charleston, West Virginia on Saturday, February 10 at a ceremony and celebration that will not soon be forgotten. Meet you there!

Catch all of the Haze's chicken scratch at the Norton site!

(* thanks for the headline, Hound!)

Photo courtesy Axel Kustner

10/26/14

NORTON HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR WEEKENDER!

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• NORTON RECORDS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR 2014 •

DECEMBER 4-5-6 Norton Records kicks off the holiday season with a wild weekend of Kicks, flicks, and astounding rock 'n' roll.

• DECEMBER 5 FRI • ROCKIN' AT THE BELL HOUSE •

DECEMBER 5 FRI • ROCKIN' AT THE BELL HOUSE

THREE BIG NIGHTS OF LOUD SOUND ROCK N’ ROLL ACTION!

Coming to town for the big Bell House Bash Friday Dec. 5 is the RANDY FULLER FOUR , delivering all of the rockin' favorites of the Bobby Fuller Four as delivered by original BF4 members Randy Fuller and Dewayne Quirico, rounded out with the genius excellence of Deke Dickerson and Sam Elwitt! Randy Fuller Four (Randy Fuller, Dewayne Quirico, Deke Dickerson, Sam Elwitt) / ANDY SHERNOFF & THE NORTON ALL-STARS /A-BONES / DADDY LONG LEGS / MIRIAM & NOBODY’S BABIES
BLOODSHOT BILL
Friday night is our night to howl! A giant six-gun salute with a half dozen top Norton wild men topped off with the wild sounds of the BOBBY FULLER FOUR as served up by (who else?) the RANDY FULLER FOUR! Norton Records has long championed the musical legacy of Bobby Fuller and early El Paso rock n’ roll. Now, Bobby’s brother Randy Fuller (original Bobby Fuller Four bass player) and original hit disc BF4 drummer Dewayne Quirico serve up the best of the Bobby Fuller Four with Norton stringbusters Deke Dickerson and Sam Elwitt on guitars! Get ready to make those floor boards jump! Dig our hero ANDY SHERNOFF as he brings his show (and tell!) to the big stage with his hand-picked band of Norton all-stars delivering the goods! Rumble to the mayhem of the A-Bones! Tremble to the blues wail of DADDY LONG LEGS! Shiver ya timbers to the rompacious MIRIAM and her terrific NOBODY'S BABIES! Watch BLOODSHOT BILL astound as the loud sound abounds! Everyone is on tap for signing and snaps at this fabulous show! Pick up all their Norton releases and the new Kicks publication of I FOUGHT THE LAW plus stacks of Norton wax at the Bell House show! See you there!

DECEMBER 5 FRI • ROCKIN' AT THE BELL HOUSE

THREE BIG NIGHTS OF LOUD SOUND ROCK N’ ROLL ACTION!

Coming to town for the big Bell House Bash Friday Dec. 5 is the RANDY FULLER FOUR , delivering all of the rockin' favorites of the Bobby Fuller Four as delivered by original BF4 members Randy Fuller and Dewayne Quirico, rounded out with the genius excellence of Deke Dickerson and Sam Elwitt! Randy Fuller Four (Randy Fuller, Dewayne Quirico, Deke Dickerson, Sam Elwitt) / ANDY SHERNOFF & THE NORTON ALL-STARS /A-BONES / DADDY LONG LEGS / MIRIAM & NOBODY’S BABIES
BLOODSHOT BILL
Friday night is our night to howl! A giant six-gun salute with a half dozen top Norton wild men topped off with the wild sounds of the BOBBY FULLER FOUR as served up by (who else?) the RANDY FULLER FOUR! Norton Records has long championed the musical legacy of Bobby Fuller and early El Paso rock n’ roll. Now, Bobby’s brother Randy Fuller (original Bobby Fuller Four bass player) and original hit disc BF4 drummer Dewayne Quirico serve up the best of the Bobby Fuller Four with Norton stringbusters Deke Dickerson and Sam Elwitt on guitars! Get ready to make those floor boards jump! Dig our hero ANDY SHERNOFF as he brings his show (and tell!) to the big stage with his hand-picked band of Norton all-stars delivering the goods! Rumble to the mayhem of the A-Bones! Tremble to the blues wail of DADDY LONG LEGS! Shiver ya timbers to the rompacious MIRIAM and her terrific NOBODY'S BABIES! Watch BLOODSHOT BILL astound as the loud sound abounds! Everyone is on tap for signing and snaps at this fabulous show! Pick up all their Norton releases and the new Kicks publication of I FOUGHT THE LAW plus stacks of Norton wax at the Bell House show! See you there!
Friday ticket link FRIDAY TICKET
Combo Fri-Sat ticket link COMBO TICKET - FRI & SAT NITES
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Bobby Fuller Four 1966. Left to right Bobby Fuller (RIP), Dewayne Quirico (drums), Randy Fuller (bass) and Jim Reese (RIP)
Randy Fuller Four The backbeat of the Bobby Fuller Four was, and always will be, their legendary rhythm section—Randy Fuller and Dewayne Quirico, bass and drums respectively! Now, the guys hit the big stage at the Bell House with guitar cats Deke Dickerson and Sam Elwitt in tow. Don’t miss celebrating the publication of I FOUGHT THE LAW: THE LIFE AND STRANGE DEATH OF BOBBY FULLER from Kicks Books – pick up the book and all Norton releases on Bobby Fuller and their El Paso Rock & Roll series – now ten volumes deep and documenting for the first time the incredible rock n' roll scene in the Southwest!
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Andy Shernoff & the Norton All Stars Dictators mastermind strikes with his catalogue of Dictators anthems, backed by his fanclub—Deke Dickerson, Brian Hurd, and Josh Styles!

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The A-Bones latest release EARS WIDE SHUT was recorded live on Superbowl Sunday and was received with reviews like "The guitars sound like The Stooges trying to teach The Sonics how to play Chuck Berry, and the sax sounds like it's on probation after being arrested for selling stuff off the back of a truck." The A-Bones have just returned from their second tour of Japan and now bring their ruckus back home to scenic Brookyn!
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Daddy Long Legs The most blueswailing combo in the world- vocalist/harmonica blower Brian Hurd, guitarist Murat Akturk, and drummer Josh Styles have spent a record-breaking year storming across North America and blazing through Europe several times. The band is recording a new album and will be blasting through their intense catalog of fan favorites, plus wild surprises. Get ready to SWEAT!
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MIRIAM & NOBODY'S BABIES The title of the debut album by A-Bones drummer Miriam is NOBODY’S BABY and it was produced and recorded by Brookyn’s legendary Sam Elwitt. The collection of stormy lost ballads hit the coveted #1 Most Played record slot at WFMU and is making noise in the press. The album was recorded with Sam on all instruments and Miriam on vocals. Now Nobody’s Babies, the band, has hatched, with David Lindsay (drums), Justina Davies (percussion), Matt Fiveash (bass), and Alec Higgins added to bring the recorded sound around!
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Bloodshot Bill Canada’s one man gang makes a triumphant return to the Bell House with a new album SHOOK SHAKE and a brand new holiday single! Bloodshot Bill makes this special stop to celebrate with the gang—all in the midst of a world tour that has taken him to a nighteries across the globe. He is now topping the festivak scenes and making big noise wherever he roams!
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Kicks Books celebrates its 5th anniversary Friday and Saturday night- be sure to pick up all of the hip pocket paperbacks plus the new Bobby Fuller bio I FOUGHT THE LAW!

• GNP CRESCENDO & NORTON RECORDS PRESENT •

• THE SEEDS - PUSHIN' TOO HARD NYC PREMIERE•

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Said director Neil Norman: “I’ve made this movie because I really love the Seeds music and was lucky enough to hang out with them as a young teenager and was inspired. They achieved true stardom.”
Neil’s father, Gene Norman, head of the L.A.-based GNP Crescendo label, signed, financed, promoted and controlled the Seeds’ catalog and music publishing.
“The Seeds and GNP have always had a symbiotic relationship,” says Neil. “Sky Saxon was an electrifying performer. Handsome and charismatic, he inspired girls to rip his clothes off (or maybe theirs) on stage. Sky and the Seeds had some great concepts that are timeless and will thrill for centuries.”
Sat Night Movie ticket MOVIE TICKET ONLY
Combo link COMBO TICKET - FRI & SAT NITES

THURS DECEMBER 4 • BOOK LAUNCH BLAST NYPL

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Kicks Books 5th Anniversary Blast Book Launch and Signing

I FOUGHT THE LAW: The Life and Strange Death of Bobby Fuller

by Randell Fuller & Miriam Linna. Kicks Books is thrilled to announce the publication of I FOUGHT THE LAW! Bobby Fuller’s brother (and bandmate) tells all he knows in this long awaited first authorized biography of Texas legend Bobby Fuller, whose death by gasoline in 1966 remains a puzzle. A coterie of original players in the story are set to read, tell stories and field questions at the library! Meet & greet /signing to follow! Pick up the book and all Kicks titles at this special night out at historic Jefferson Market Library- the site of the old Women’s Prison Court House!
Jefferson Market Library NYPL 425 Sixth Ave at 10th St NYC
Free admission Doors 7 PM reading 7:30
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7/22/14

Back to School at Norton Records!




NEW NORTON RELEASES • IN STOCK NOW

396 Kim Fowley
Kim Fowley on Norton!
KIM FOWLEY TECHNICOLOR GREASE
• LP ED-396
• CD CED-396
(Norton 396) Lost Treasures From The Vaults Volume Four
Our fourth excursion into the early career of the legendary Kim Fowley rounds up 16 rare productions, compositions and performances first issued on independent Southern California labels. From the crazed vocal hi-jinx of the pre-Rivingtons Crenshaws to the sultry doo-wop of Yolanda and the Naturals to the Zappa-esque lunacy of Vito and the Hands, each and every track bears the unique Fowley stamp!
CRENSHAWS Moonlight In Vermont/ NEWMARKS Goody-Goody Gum Drop/ RANGERS Justine/ YOLANDA AND THE NATURALS My Memories Of You/ JACK B. NIMBLE AND THE QUICKS Like Keyed/ FOUR AFTER FIVES Hello Schoolteacher!/ MEMORIES Little Bitty Girl/ BLUE BELLS Atlantis/ RANGERS Reputation/ ALTHEA AND THE MEMORIES In This Whole Wide World/ RANGERS Mogul Monster/ FALLING ANGELS She’s Mine, All Mine/ KIM FOWLEY Pop Art ‘66/ VITO AND THE HANDS Vito And The Hands/ BELFAST GYPSIES People Let’s Freak Out/ BILL WOODS Story Of Susie
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45-1702 FLAMETHROWERS
(45-1702) Double 45 gatefold set! Raw 1960 Detroit guitar instrumentals from the Clix and Bel-Mar labels-- super tuff to find rare sides! Deluxe photo-filled gatefold package with extensive liner notes by Mike Hurtt make this a must-have! Two brutal records with brutal sound!
Five Southwest slabs from the vaults of 
Yucca Records 1958 - 1966!
45-884 BOB TAYLOR - DON T BE UNFAIR
45 884 BOB TAYLOR AND THE COUNTS Don't Be Unfair/ BOBBY FULLER Say Honey
Monster El Paso rock and roll! One of the wildest! Flip is an outtake from Fuller's first 45 session!
45-885 LONG JOHN HUNTER - EL PASO ROCK
45 885 LONG JOHN HUNTER El Paso Rock/ LONG JOHN HUNTER Ride With Me Baby
Explosive guitar driven border town R&B! Classic top deck (later covered by Bobby Fuller) b/w unissued rocker!
45-886 BOB TAYLOR - TAYLOR ROCK
45 886 - BOB TAYLOR AND THE COUNTS Taylor's Rock/ BOB TAYLOR AND THE COUNTS Thunder
Pounding instrumentals from El Paso teen royalty! Flip is from a different session than on LP version!
45-887 DON ORR
45 887 - DON ORR AND THE ORIGINAL ROCKETS Sarah Jane/ SONNY WALLACE Black Cadillac
Two killer rockers! Frantic unissued top side b/w tense, brooding sleazer!
45-888 CHUCK SLEDGE - WHITE HEAT
45 888 - CHUCK SLEDGE White Heat/ STEVE COOPER AND THE AVANTISSky Diver
Brutal unissued heavy reverb surf pounder coupled with rare 1966 blaster! Two great El Paso instrumentals!
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RAY AGEE - I'M LOSING AGAIN (SOUL TOWN) Super rare tough R&B/soul belter!
DUSTY BROWN - WELL YOU KNOW (BANDERA) Raw blues guitar/harp stomper!
JAMES BROWN - CHONNIE ON CHON (FEDERAL) Amazing Little Richard style romper!
RUTH BROWN - I WANT TO DO MORE (ATLANTIC) Rockin' double decker! Two on one!
CLEARWATER - DUCK WALK (USA) Killer Chicago Diddley-esque blaster!
HAYES COTTON - BLACK WINGS HAVE MY ANGEL (RESIST) "Satan in high heels" - tuff!
PHIL FLOWERS - THE DANCES (SWAY) Incredible R&B dance howler! Crazed guitar!
LIL GRAY - ARE YOU FOOLING? (JERMA) Rockin' soul/blues with great guitar!
JOHN GREER - BOTTLE UP AND GO (GROOVE) Raw booze belter!
SLIM HARPO - LITTLE QUEEN BEE (EXCELLO) Thumping swamp blues bopper!
HOWLIN WOLF - SMOKE STACK LIGHTNING (CHESS) All time classic! Fantastic!
SONNY JACKSON - MY BABE (SUE) Blazing guitar ripper! Great version!
TONI JORDAN - THE BEND (DANAE) Drunken ,mambo chant b/w blues killer!
LULA REED AND FREDDY KING - YOU CAN'T HIDE (FEDERAL) Sharp R&B rocker!
LAZY LESTER - I'M A LOVER, NOT A FIGHTER (EXCELLO) All time blues monster!
LITTLE WALKIN WILLIE - GOTTA GOTTA GET CHA (JAGUAR) Insane jump blues!
LOVERS - SECURITY (CHECKER) Tarheel Slim! Koko Taylor Wang Dang Doodle on flip!
NATHANIEL MAYER - I WANT LOVE AND AFFECTION (NOT THE HOUSE OF CORRECTION) (FORTUNE) Powerful James Brown style rocker! Nay Dog at his best!
VINCE MONROE - GIVE IT UP (EXCELLO) Ballsyhonker! Cool!
IKE TURNER - SHE MADE MY BLOOD RUN COLD (FEDERAL) Killer R&B creeper!
UTOPIANS - DUTCH TREAT (IMPERIAL) Wicked mad Mike Monster! FANTASTIC!
GARY "SPIDER" WEBB - THE CAVE (BAMBOO) Solid spooky rocker! Fantastic!

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Dig in to July news as we bring you killer new Norton releases and a bunch more items of importance! Thank you to many Norton pals-- artist Lluis Fuzzhound, who made the fabulous logo and intro for a brand new Norton youtube channel created by Rich Tupica-- thanks, guys!!. Let us know if you've got a you tuber of a Norton record you'd like to see on the channel and by all means, JOIN UP here
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5/7/14

Spring 2014 Norton Releases


NEW
New Norton wax is upon us-- a slathering of grease for the loud and the lovelorn-- these seven inch slabs pave the blacktop for twelve inch action coming in June!
Check out the website - lots of hot new wax from Norton and other attitudinal labels plus loads of previously-out Norton titles are now BACK IN PRINT!
Plus new stuff from Kicks Books.. soon to celebrate five years in biz-- four of them above water!
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182 TICO AND THE TRIUMPHS – HERE COMES THE GARBAGE MAN/THE BIGGEST LIE I EVER TOLD Two unissued 1962 sides from the Jerry Landis (Paul Simon) New York City group!
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183 MIRIAM – MY LOVE HAS GONE/THERE GOES MY BABE Miriam steps out from behind the A-Bones drum kit for her first solo outing-- two songs from the upcoming NOBODY'S BABY album. Produced by Sam Elwitt. Of course!
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9667 BARRENCE WHITFIELD AND THE SAVAGES – ONE MORE TRY/STOMPIN’ RIFF RAFFS – WHAT A SHAME Northeast meets Far East as the Savages channel Frankie Lee Sims while the Riff Raffs clobber their side with a nod to Don and Dewey!
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184 DONDEE AND THE GLADES – THAT’S WHY I CRIED/I HAD A DREAM A true early sixties sad sack anthem – as the cover claims, “For Losers Only.” Nothing about this record is right.
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185 JOHNNY BURNETTE – YOU GOTTA GET READY/ FANTABU-LOUS Early rock n’ roll demos! Johnny and Dorsey tear it up with a full band on the rockin’ You Gotta Get Ready from Norton’s CRAZY DATE LP while the frantic flip makes its first appearance on wax!

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SUN RA -PROPHETIKA (45-1901) CENTENNIAL SOUVENIR (KICKS BOOKS) Two never heard and top rank Sun Ra vocal sing-song doomsday recitations, one with fabulous instrumentation. This small-hole 45 RPM record commemorates the Sun Ra Centennial 2014 and celebrates the publication of the first book of a three "hip-pocket paperback" trilogy called PROPHETIKA--apocalyptic end-time warnings to heed from Kicks Books! Each sleeve is stamped and numbered.
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PROPHETIKA by Sun Ra (KB9) Foreword by Charles Plymell. Introduction by Phast Phreddie Patterson. The first of three books that will comprise the PROPHETIKA trilogy, a lost trove of unpublished end-times poetry and prose-- hard-edged predictions and prognostications to mankind from the doomsday pen of visionary genius Sun Ra! From Kicks Boks, who previously bought you Sun Ra's THIS PLANET IS DOOMED (KB2) - also available!
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SWEET EBONY by Royston Ellis! (KBB1) Britain's original beat author, the inspiration for the Beatles' Paperback Writer, resurfaced last year with Kicks Books' GONE MAN SQUARED, after going MIA for five decades. Now, he's back in action, taking the publishing world by storm with SWEET EBONY, the first of TWELVE titles for Kicks Books- with a new book due each month for the next twelve months! SWEET EBONY charts new genre-warping terrain as four free-thinking women from California travel to Kenya on a safari in search of the "F' word- fulfillment of their wildest desires. Ellis writes with shrewd insight into four disparate personalities coping with the clash of cultures at the end of the 1970's. Come along for a wild ride with the man the Beatles called "Paperback Writer", who Jimmy Page backed as a young stringbuster, and who Time Out declared one of London's all-time Top Teenage Rebels! Kicks Books Blue-- for those who wish turn up the heat! KBB series is a thick, larger format book.
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