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Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - More Country Hits (2016) {Ace Records CDCHD 1469 rec 1955-63}

Various Artists - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music - More Country Hits (2016) {Ace Records CDCHD 1469 rec 1955-63}
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© 1955-63, 2016 Ace Records | CDCHD 1469
Country / Classic Country / Country Folk

Ace’s flagship “Golden Age” series continues to be among our best selling and most highly respected releases. After a short hiatus, we’re pleased to announce this new volume featuring 28 country recordings that made the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1963. As “More Country Hits” is in the “Golden Age Of American Popular Music” series, the content is more melodic overall than a “Golden Age Of American Rock’n’Roll” edition might be. Nevertheless, there’s a generous helping of up-tempo hillbilly and borderline rockabilly among the straight-ahead country to give listeners a bit of light and shade. As usual, the CD comes with a generously illustrated and copiously annotated booklet.
Various Artists - Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou: Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies (2015) {Ace Records CDCHD 1422}

Various Artists - Rhythm 'n' Bluesin' By The Bayou: Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies (2015) {Ace Records CDCHD 1422}
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© 2015 Ace Records | CDCHD 1422
Blues / Rhythm & Blues / New Orleans R&B / Soul

Ten volumes into their seemingly never-ending, always-excellent By the Bayou series, Ace returns to R&B for Mad Dogs, Sweet Daddies & Pretty Babies. Like nearly all of its predecessors, this is primarily archival – i.e., there aren't a lot of familiar names, but there are acts that have popped up on previous Bayou installments because, at this point, it's been proven that the well is deep but not fathomless. Newly discovered cuts by unknowns can hardly be called "recycling," and this, like its cousins, is pretty close to straight-up aural dynamite.
Johnny & The Hurricanes - Hurricane Force! (2015) {2CD Ace Records CDLUX2 015}

Johnny & The Hurricanes - Hurricane Force! (2015) {2CD Ace Records CDLUX2 015}
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© 2015 Ace Records | CDLUX2 015
Rock & Roll / Instrumental Rock

A limited edition 2CD set featuring 52 rare studio and live recordings, including 20 previously unissued. Package includes a bumper 40-page booklet containing many unpublished photographs and a definitive 12,000 word essay incorporating interviews with several band members. Johnny & the Hurricanes fans – standby to celebrate! This is unlike any other compilation on the market. Instead of the same old titles forever recycled, we have collected together many tracks that you will be hearing for the first time. With 20 unreleased tracks plus piles of rarities this bumper set is easily the most exciting release in decades from one of rock’n’roll’s most-loved bands.
Various Artists - Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul Vol. 1 (2012) {Ace Records CDKEND 375}

Various Artists - Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul Vol. 1 (2012) {Ace Records CDKEND 375}
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© 2012 Ace Records / Kent Records | CDKEND 375
R&B / Country Soul / Soul / Southern Soul

It may open up with Aaron Neville's 1993 rendition of George Jones' classic "The Grand Tour," but Ace's 2012 compilation Behind Closed Doors: Where Country Meets Soul focuses on the golden age of country soul – the late '60s and early '70s, the age when the borders between these two strands of southern American music became decidedly blurring. And many of the 23 cuts on Behind Closed Doors are firmly within the Southern soul tradition – slow, smoky, gritty, and soulful, anchored by languid stride piano and buttressed by muscular horns.
Various Artists - Sweet Dreams: Where Country Meets Soul Vol. 2 (2013) {Ace Records CDKEND 395}

Various Artists - Sweet Dreams: Where Country Meets Soul Vol. 2 (2013) {Ace Records CDKEND 395}
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© 2013 Ace Records / Kent Records | CDKEND 395
Country / Soul / R&B / Country Soul / Southern Soul

Sweet Dreams: Where Country Meets Soul, Ace's second dip into the country-soul well, is every bit as good as its 2012 predecessor. Basically, it's cut from the same cloth as the first volume, concentrating on recordings from the late '60s but stretching deep into the '70s (Millie Jackson's "Sweet Music Man" dates from 1977), with Ted Taylor's 1962 "I'll Release You" and Orquestra Was' 1996 "Forever's a Long, Long Time Ago" functioning as de facto ringers. "Forever's a Long, Long Time Ago" may fit aesthetically but certainly not sonically, as it's a crisp digital blast on a collection devoted to warm, lush, analog soul.
Various Artists - Cold Cold Heart: Where Country Meets Soul Vol. 3 (2014) {Ace Records CDKEND 422}

Various Artists - Cold Cold Heart: Where Country Meets Soul Vol. 3 (2014) {Ace Records CDKEND 422}
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© 2014 Ace Records / Kent Records | CDKEND 422
Country / Soul / R&B / Southern Soul

If the release of Cold Cold Heart proves anything, it's that Where Country Meets Soul is one of Ace Records' most popular series of the 2010s. If this third volume proves anything else, it's that the well of country-soul has hardly been tapped dry by compiler Tony Rounce and the label. Apart from a handful of tracks cut in the early '60s right in the wake of Ray Charles' groundbreaking Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music plus a few sides cut in the disco era or later, Cold Cold Heart is firmly grounded in the late-'60s heyday of soul music.
Various Artists - Out Of Left Field: Where Soul Meets Country (2016) {Ace Records CDCHD 1464}

Various Artists - Out Of Left Field: Where Soul Meets Country (2016) {Ace Records CDCHD 1464}
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© 2016 Ace Records | CDCHD 1464
Country / Soul

Not a set of country-styled soul music – as you might guess from the title – and instead a package that shows the undeniable influence that soul music songs had on the sound of country music in the 60s and 70s! The flipside of the scene has been well-documented on collections of western-tinged soul music we've stocked in the past – but this great set is the first we've ever heard to show the way that country singers were able to easily pick up hit soul songs of the time, then recraft them completely with a whole new sort of style!
The Ikettes - Can't Sit Down… 'Cos it feels so good! (The Complete Modern Recordings 1963-65) (2007) {Ace Records}

The Ikettes - Can't Sit Down… 'Cos it feels so good! (The Complete Modern Recordings 1963-65) (2007) {Ace Records}
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© 2007 Ace Records / Kent Records | CDKEND 276
Rhythm & Blues / Soul

Like Ike & Tina Turner, the Ikettes had a pretty confusing recording career, releasing numerous discs for several labels and enduring several lineup changes. They did, however, settle at Modern for a while in the mid-'60s, releasing six singles and one LP for the company. This 27-track compilation includes all of that material, as well as some solo recordings by Ikettes Venetta Fields and Flora Williams (aka Delores Johnson), adding quite a few outtakes and alternate takes not issued in the '60s. It's not, it should be a clarified, a greatest-hits compilation; it doesn't include anything not recorded for Modern, which means it doesn't have their biggest hit, 1962's Top 20 single "I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)" (released on Atco), though it does have their only other Top 40 pop entry, 1965's "Peaches 'n' Cream."
Roy Acuff - Sings American Folk Songs / Hand-Clapping Gospel Songs (1963) {2004 Ace Records 2on1 24-bit remaster}

Roy Acuff - Sings American Folk Songs / Hand-Clapping Gospel Songs (1963) {2004 Ace Records 2on1 24-bit remaster}
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© 1963, 2004 Hickory Records / Ace Records | CDCHD 999
Country / Country Folk / Gospel / Traditional Country / Honky Tonk

UK twofer combines 'Sings American Folk Songs' & 'Hand-Clapping Songs' (both originally released in 1963), the country legends fifth & sixth albums for the Hickory label. Features 24 beautifully remastered tracks from original first-generation Hickory Records master tapes, making their CD debut. Includes 12-page booklet with extensive liner notes, photos & memorabilia. Two of Roy Acuff's 1963 albums, Sings American Folk Songs and Hand-Clapping Gospel Songs, are combined onto one disc on this CD reissue. Sings American Folk Songs was the third album that he recorded in the early '60s for his own Hickory label, and might be less essential than some of his other work from the era, simply because most of the songs are folk tunes rather than his own compositions. That doesn't automatically mean they're not of interest. But Acuff is simply a more distinctive talent when working with the country compositions of his own and others than he is as an interpreter of folk songs.

ACE Update - August 2015  Magazines

Posted by Puslik at Aug. 11, 2015
ACE Update - August 2015

ACE Update - August 2015
English | PDF | 44 pages | 12.58 Mb