THE LONESOME DRIFTER – EAGER BOY (327) Seventeen song roundup on Thomas Johnson, the mysterious Lonesome Drifter culled from the vaults of Shreveport’s Ram Records. His 1958 single Eager Boy stands as one of the most sought after records of all time. The Drifter’s haunting vocals and stark instrumentation make him a truly unique figure in rockabilly and hillbilly music. This is real bone chilling stuff! For fans of Hasil Adkins’ MOON OVER MADISON and Charlie Feathers’ UH HUH HONEY albums. Eager Boy/Tear Drop Valley/Honey Do You Think Of Me/No Lovin’ No Rockin’ Blues/Ain’t Got Nothin’ But The Blues/I Want You Back/Eager Boy (alt. take)/I’ll Be Lonesome When You’re Gone/Tear Drop Valley (alt. take)/I’ll Take A Chance/This Old World Don’t Seem The Same/I’m Gonna Quit My Crying/Blues From A Broken Heart/I Wished It Wasn’t So/Your New Love/Tear Drop Valley (alt. take)/Eager Boy (alt. take)
HASIL ADKINS – WHITE LIGHT/WHITE MEAT (328) Celebrate Hasil’s 25 years as a Norton Records artist with fourteen 1958-65 hunchers and weepers recorded in Hasil’s Boone County, West Virginia shack! Roll Roll Train/Woke Up This Morning/So Tell Me Darlin’/Hot Dog Baby/Come On And Do The Shake With Me/Teenie Weenie Waddy Kiss/Turn My Coat Tails Loose/Donnio Boogie/Tomorrow You’re Gone/Somebody Help Me/You’re Gonna Break My Heart/Lonely Graveyard/You Don’t Love Me/Donnio Shuffle
THEIR HISPANIC MAJESTIES REQUEST (9666) Double 45 set (in posh non-3D gatefold cover) featuring four mucho loco Rolling Stones songs con carne - sung in Spanish! Los Peyotes Let’s Spend The Night Together/Davila 666 She’s A Rainbow/Luis and the Wildfires Get Off My Cloud/Los Vigilantes Paint It Black – arriba!
THE LONESOME DRIFTER – EAGER BOY/TEAR DROP VALLEY (877) Fired up alternate takes of both sides of the incredible Lonesome Drifter’s astonishing 1958 K label rockabilly masterpiece! Absolutely stunning! Of course, you can always buy an original…
IN THE PIPELINE... COMING SOON...
Here’s some upcoming summer releases from Norton! Mr. Excitable Foreigner – do not order these platters yet!
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!
Be sure to catch the Girls when they come to your town on their big summer tour!
VARIOUS – 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’!
THE TANDOORI KNIGHTS – TEMPLE OF BOOM (363) A dozen curried treats 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!
DADDY ROCKING STRONG: A TRIBUTE TO NOLAN STRONG AND THE DIABLOS (002) Norton-distributed comp on The Wind Records featuring songs made famous by Detroit's all time greatest singer as interpreted by his biggest fans - Mark Sultan, Dirtbombs, Reigning Sound, Andre Williams, Dan Kroha, A-Bones, Hentchmen, Outrageous Cherry, Party Stompers, Cub Koda, Demons Claws, Lenny Kaye, Fondas and Wreckless Eric! LONG LIVE NOLAN STRONG! LONG LIVE FORTUNE RECORDS!!
A-BONES TOUR DATESJune 17 Montreal, Canada w/Great Gaylord,
Reigning Sound, Bloodshot Bill at La Sala Rossa
June 19 WFMU, live on Cherry Blossom Clinic with Terre T (3PM) wfmu.org
Skyport Marina NYC w/The Girls At Dawn; DJ Josh Styles at the wheel!
A-BONES EURO JUNKET!!
July 6 Norton Records DJ Party with Billy and
Miriam, Bar Loser, Helsinki, Finland
July 7 Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
July 8 Klubi, Tampere, Finland
July 9 DBs, Utrecht, Holland
July 10 tba
July 11 Sjock Festival, Gierle Belgium w/The Jim
Jones Review and the Fleshtones
BACK IN THE USA...
July 16 Rebel Night Weekender, Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY w/the Trashmen
MORE GREAT STUFF THIS SUMMER & BEYOND! PONDEROSA STOMP!!
Gentlemen (and ladies), prepare to start your engines....
July 31 PONDEROSA STOMP AT LINCOLN CENTER: THE DETROIT BREAKDOWN! Just spoke with Question Mark and he is confident the Empire State Building will shine ORANGE after he sets the town on its ear at this wild bash.... and MELVIN DAVIS makes his NYC debut.... see you there!
September 24 and 25 PONDEROSA STOMP IN NEW ORLEANS!
Thee Midniters, Thee Trashmen... Duane Eddy...Sugar Pie De Santo.... plus an unannounced cherry-on-top brain-blaster of a closer for Sunday night’s wild, wild top secret party! Be sure to stick around til Monday morn!