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Archive News - 2011
Another new release Sounds Of The Sixties, released by EMI TV in cooperation with the BBC as a tie in to their BBC Radio 2 show. On behalf of Chantelle Music we have licensed the track You Got What It Takes by The Lana Sisters onto the compilation.
On behalf of GTM Music/ Varner Estate ,we have licensed the track Down In Texas by Don Varner on to a cracking 4 CD box set just released by Universal Music - Holland. The set is a superb blend of all sounds , country,soul,r&b, pop which made up the sound of the southern USA studios during the peak 60's and 70's .
We produced a compilation on actor and singer/songwriter Brian Protheroe for EMI's Zonophone imprint in 2006, called PINBALL and Other Stories. Now Brian has had time to return to live performance, for the singing/songwriting part of his CV. Here he is to be joined by Paul Jones with whom we have produced four albums of his back cataloge on RPM Records.
Vol.4 of the Joe Tex singles A's & B's series, now upto 1972-1975, and the Billy Stewart Chess recordings released on SHOUT! .
70's Uk hit pop harmony group ARRIVAL are close to arriving at Another Planet Music. A meeting with their manager David Coleman at the site of Judas Priest’s KK Downing own private golf club (!) saw final negotiations take place to secure the two LPs and singles for reissue. More details to follow.
Meantime ponder this , which came first ?
Exciting news for 60’s fans, the RPM 3 CD MOD Box set is now scheduled for November 21st release
APM met with the charming Lois Lane recently and discussed all matters CARAVELLES in the presence of husband and former Radio 1 producer Roger Pusey. The complete 1963-1968 Caravelles collection is also due for release on November 21st , a coop. production with both Lois and Andrea Simpson.
(below , an example of the memorabilia to be included in the package : the Swedish edition of the hit 7” in 1963.)
A radio station for prog fans to check out : http://www.getreadytorockradio.com/
Recent programmes have included good run outs for tracks from the Armada album recently released on RPM.
Review in this months Record Collector Magazine for the two DESIGN packages produced by Another Planet Music , released on RPM Records.
17.8.11 - New digital download agreement just signed with Shel Talmy Productions. This will enable us to release many of the cracking Shel Talmy, Hugh Grundy and Glyn Johns produced recordings sitting mostly in the label catalogue that was Planet Records. Artists include The Untamed, The Trekkas, Dani Sheridan, Perpetual Langley.
1.8.11 - Announcing the preparation of the first 3 CD box set on RPM Records. 80 track collection of collectable and obscure 60's singles loosely called The MOD Box. Should be ready for November.
New signings : The Caravelles album and singles , working with Lois Lane and Andrea Simpson on a complete 60's reissue package for RPM Records this autumn. Planet Records singles plus unreleased recordings for digital download release through APM, via a new deal with Shel Talmy Productions.
Armada and Kippington Lodge albums now released on RPM.
4.7.11 - Alan Klein just signed for catalogue publishing. That’s Alan "New Vaudeville Band" and "What A Crazy World" Klein, not the other one, you know, the accountant. Alan’s catalogue includes a few songs from the Blur inspiring (‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’) LP ‘Well At least It’s British’. Also singles including his very topical ,then and now, Age Of Corruption. Back then it was a take on Eve of Destruction.
26.6.11 - Anyone catch the repeat of that great documentary on Sister Rosetta Tharpe ? Shown on BBC 4, made by Mick Csáky, the most awesome footage is of Tharpe in her Sunday best plus blonde wig knocking out the meanest R&B licks on her electric guitar. A more incongruous sight you can’t imagine. The talking heads are great too, real people from the time and place. These include a Dixie Hummingbird, and a son of, Ira Tucker. The latter kindly corresponded with us for our reissue on Shout! Records of the Hummingbird LP ‘A Christian Testimonial’. Also featured on the programme is Anthony Helibut, the noted historian on gospel music. Again on Shout! we have the album ‘The Gospel Sound’, based on Anthony’s book of the same name first published in 1971, and endorsed by Anthony.
22.6.11 - Sean Rowley giving us plenty of airtime on his syndicated BBC Kent show . In particular the three cuts from his album of the week in late June being our Shout ! Records release ‘Woman’ by Doris Duke.
20.6.11 - The first four albums by the UK six piece harmony , sunshine pop group DESIGN are released today on RPM.
15.6.11 - Sammy Rimington & Nina Buck signed to Transistor Music for publishing. Key works are the songs on the Armada album.
14.6.11 - Discussions with Janique Joelle about her husband, and business partner Bunny Lewis Ritz Productions company which ran as a recording company, and as a performing artists agency during the 60’s and 70’s. Bunny recorded and produced Marilyn Powell , whose 60’s recordings we now have on a license from Marilyn for digital download via our online label popgear. Our next project from this stable will be The Caravelles. 91 year old Janique was once an entertainer with ENSA during WW11, a dancer with the Folies Bergeres, acted in Hitchcock’s wartime propaganda film ‘Bon Voyage’, then ran the above named agency guiding the likes of singer Craig Douglas.
4.6.11 - Billy Stewart’s 'Unbelievable' and 'Cross My Heart' albums cleared for reissue on SHOUT! . The former album is the home of the Stewart’s amazing rendition of Summertime which became an international hit, and remains a radio staple today. Great to hear this track in context amongst other songs with Stewarts unique vocal stylings.
1.6.11 - New projects cleared for license include the Dion 'Yo Frankie' album , the 1989 recording produced by Dave Edmunds, with contributions from Bryan Adams, KD Lang, Lou Reed, Paul Simon
23.5.11 - Lana Sisters on RPM , Minimal Compact on RPM International, Peoples Choice on Shout! Records all released today.
4.5.11 - 'Loving Friends' is the title of a previously unreleased LP by CLARE TORRY and JOHN FYFFE (of the 60's folk band The Settlers). This has just been released on popgear via digital download. Recorded and produced by Richard Hill(composer/writer of The Canterbury Tales musical) in 1977, their label deal fell through and in time honoured fashion the LP remained on the shelf as all parties moved on with their respective busy schedules. Fans of Torry's soaring yet emotive vocals will not be disappointed.