Latest Stag-O-Lee News
posted August 24th, 2014Back in the saddle. Been slacking a little over the last few weeks, been at a few festivals selling records and tried to enjoy what little summer we had. In the meantime there are a few new Stag-O-Lee releases out now. Here's a round-up:
Higher Ground – Vol. 1 (10“ - vinyl only)
Eight wild R&B/Gospel-tunes from the late 50s/early 60s compiled by Duke Jens-O-Matic of Jim Jam Gems fame. Comes in a generic brown 10“ cover (with hole) with a screenprint in gold (so what you see here in black is actually in gold) on the front. Numbered and limited to 500 copies.
Mighty Mike OMB - The Blues Of... (7“-EP)
Mighty Mike, drummer/singer in Voodoo Rhythm band Juke Joint Pimps and drummer and part-time singer in Stag-O-Lee duo Grits'N Gravy also plays as one man band. He went into a studio to record 8 tunes playing drums, guitar, harp and singing simultaneously. Stag-O-Lee selected 4 tunes for this raw 7"-ep.
Savage Rhythm - Swingin' Dance Floor Sounds To Blow Your Top (2-LP/CD)
Savage Rhythm is a compilation of this fantastic music, documenting the direct lineage from the Jazz and Swing of the 30s through to a more R&B-ready sound of the early 40s, signposting the way ahead for what was to become Jump Blues and eventually Rock and Roll. Compiled by Brighton (UK) DJ, music lover and vinyl junkie Shamblin Sexton, Savage Rhythm is put together to make the party swing hard. As much a ticket to the good times as a history lesson, Savage Rhythm delivers both with urbane style and swagger.
The double vinyl is packaged in a gatefold sleeve with liner notes (on printed innersleeves) by Shamblin Sexton 180 gramm vinyl, too. The CD comes with a 24-page booklet.
Slow Grind Fever – Vol. 2 (LP)
Vol. 2 was compiled by Richie1250, the founder of the Melbourne based Slow Grind Fever night! „Melbourne's only slow dance party, where they play the slowest, spookiest, sweetest records they can find, and folks dance real slow in a haze of smoke and dim red light.“ Limited edition.
Slow Grind Fever – Vol. 1+2 (CD)
The first CD version of our Slow Grind Fever series. It compiles the 16 tracks of Vol. 1 (on 12" vinyl) as well as the 14 tracks of Vol. 2.
Vol. 1 was compiled by Chris Sick Moore (Brighton) and R-man (Stag-O-Lee). Vol. 2 was selected by Richie1250, the mastermind of the Melbourne based Slow Grind Fever night. The CD has all 30 tracks and comes with a 16 page booklet and track-by-track-notes.
Check out your local dealer or buy direct at www.stagoleeshop.com
Back from Sjock!
posted July 16th, 2014Just returned from Sjock #39 in Gierle/Belgium. What a great weekend! Great bands, lots of amazing and friendly people from all over Europe, tons of fun and good sales at the Stag-O-Lee record stall. And ending the Sunday with the world cup was pretty good, too. Sjock is highly recommended and indeed the "Rock & Roll highlight of the year"!
In the meantime we have plenty of new releases available: Slow Grind Fever Vol. 2 LP (plus 1+2 on CD). Savage Rhythm double-deluxe vinyl (+CD) and the Mighty Mike OMB 7"-ep. All are available NOW at stagoleeshop.com and will be featured here in the next couple of days.
Out now: Beat From Badsville Vol. 2
posted July 2nd, 2014Now that the vinyl is sold out we offer the CD version of Beat From Badsville 2 in a nice digisleeve. Compiled by Dave Henderson (Mojo) this 24-track comp is divided into four themes with 6 songs per theme. Those are Spooky Doo Wops And Insane Harmonies (The Kuf-Linx, The Symbols, The Revels...), Angry Babes Getting Even (Wanda Jackson, Little Sylvia, Bella Lee…), Rumbling Rhythms And Wildcat Whistling (The Rialtos, Terry Snyder, The Lifeguards…) and Chickens And Other Party Animals (Homer Denison Jr., The Five Stars, Ron Haycock And The Boppers…).
Check it out here...
Coming up next: Sjock festival!
posted July 1st, 2014Looking forward to going to Belgium in ten days time for the 39th Sjock festival. This great party takes place in Gierle on July 11-13! The 11th (Friday) is Psychobilly day, Saturday and Sunday are the main festival days. Music comes from the main open air stage and the big Tittytwister tent - when one bands stops the next one starts!
Again Stag-O-Lee will be on site selling our nice records! I am already packing the boxes bringing you a full selection including some cool garage punk 45s and LPs from my personal collection. Please drop by!
Here is the full and exciting line-up:
The Paladins * The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion * The Sonics * Nico Duportal and his Rhythm Dudes * Nekromantix * King Salami and the Cumberland Three * Slim Cessna's Auto Club * Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys * Restless * Marc and the Wild Ones * Los Fabulous Frankies * Lords of Altamont * Voodoo Swing * The Bronx * Koffin Kats * The Delta Bombers * Daddy Long Legs * The Montesas * Peter Pan Speedrock * Astro Zombies * Bob Wayne * Psycho 44 * Cosmic Psychos * 56 Killers * Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band * The Generators * Raketkanon * The Horny Horses * The Spunyboys * Boogie Beasts * Carolina and her Rhythm Rockets * King Hiss * Poncharello