Multiple award-winner guitarists, harp player, songwriter, singer and producer Little Victor Mac -a.k.a. The Beale Street Blues Bopper- is back after eight years with his ground-breaking new album Deluxe Lo-Fi. The record -also produced by Victor- features Kim Wilson of The Fabulous Thunderbirds (Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Cadillac Records… ), Steve Lucky (Blues Persuaders, Johnny Copeland, Spin Doctors, Blues Travellers… ), Carl Sonny Leyland (Chuck Berry, James Cotton, Louisiana Red, Lowell Fulson… ), Jo’ Buddy (Gene Taylor, Junior Watson, Fred Kaplan… ), Big Jon Atkinson ( John Primer, Dave Riley, Willie Buck, Alabama Mike… ), Brent Harding (Social Distortion, Deke Dickerson, Mike Ness… ), Tomi Leino (Taildragger, Bob Corritore, Trickbag… ), Harpdog Brown, Jordie Edmonds other great musicians. The CD contains sixteen songs including thirteen original and three covers. The album will be probably also released on vinyl later on.read more
Slapback Johnny is a band that works hard and rocks even harder. This dutch trio has quickly made a name for itself as an energetic live-band by touring extensively worldwide since starting in 2012 and will now finally release their full debut-album on Rhythm Bomb Records.
The album is a display of the full palette of the Johnny-sound. With hard hitting drums, pounding bass and flaming guitars as key ingredients. On this record the trio set out to release something that has its own distinct sound. The songs incorporate influences of rockabilly, blues, rock ’n’ roll, hillbilly and swing on 13 original tracks while always staying recognisable as Slapback Johnny.
Within a matter of only a few years, Billie has zoomed from the equivocal position of a highly promising singer to that of one of the world´s top recording artists. Billie brings to music a quality that had too long been missing, a sort of breezy freshness and an imitate directness of appeal. From her very first recordings she was a success, her singing has kept pace and she is one of the most artful and popular stars of her generation. To rhythm numbers she brings a brisk, sparkling enthusiasm that lights up even an ordinary song, while to ballads Billie brings a sort of husky grace and an impression of genuine sincerty that has captivated an imposing number of listeners!read more
Crystal & Runnin’ Wild’s second album, recorded in MONO, released on Rhythm Bomb Records, is a turning point for this Brussels based band, that takes them off the beaten path, away from the restrictions of traditional Rockabilly. In 13 songs, ”The Midnight Creature” explores all sounds between 60’s Garage and Desperate Rockabilly. Their compositions take you to a universe, colored with dark humor, where B-movie monsters make pin-up girls cry in sheer horror. And there’s no such thing as a happy end. Without restrictions on the delay nor the decibels, their sound is aggressive and electric, their songs fast and effective. (Except for line dancers of course) A creepy touch to primitive Rock’n’Roll, to much delight of the fans of The Cramps, Link Wray and other Sonics.read more
Here comes the long awaited first LP by Cat Lee King and his Cocks, the sensational Jump Blues youngsters from Bonn, Germany! Under the fitting title “Cock Tales” the Quintet has put down fourteen smoking hot songs, most of them being brand new original material, all with gritty vintage sound and lots of background shoutin’ and yellin’ goin’ on, providing a studio recording as close to a live experience as possible. All songs were recorded live within two days in the tiny vintage “Rocket Lab” studio in Essen, Germany, on analogue tape machines and with vintage instruments, microphones and amps only.read more
With her first album release in 2013, Lily emerged not only as a singer of extraordinary talent, but also as a singer who hinted of volumes yet to be published. Lily reveals a different personality in each number. To the brightest of melodies she often adds a blue note and to the most simple of lyrics she adds a sophisticated wink. Her choice of numbers is exactly right – ranging from the slow and moody BROKEN HEART to the raging sounds of SAMMY THE RABBIT or DADDY YOU CAN`T COME BACK, all tracks have been written especially for Lily. Lily adds a personal touch, a neat and provocative sense of beat and individualized styling. The result is a recorded collection that´s lastingly pleasurable from beginning to end. We think you´ll find this an album destined to occupy a very special place on your record shelf.read more
In this long playing album, Vince displays his characteristic style on such great rockers as “Bye To The City”, “Heartbeats” and “Rock My Baby”. As a balladeer, Vince shines on “Garden Of Roses”. Country fans will certainly love “Your Hand In Mine” and “Why”. These are the rockers and ballads Vince has written himself, only exception is “Ransom of Love”written by Luca Ciriacono. After the great success of the album “Spinnin´ Around” in 2016, there has been a rising demand for new recordings on new albums. Vince is now ready to give you what you asked him for, … a new long playing album!read more
‘Ray Black and The Flying Carpets’ came together in late 2015, and the four young men in the band are based in Stuttgart, Germany. The band was formed as a side project for Ray who owns a recording studio ‘Back Shack Recordings’ which is situated in a small town called Calw, located in the Black Forest region of Germany.read more
For Lucy Tight and Wayne Waxing of Hymn for Her, ‘Drive Til U Die’ is more than an album title. It’s a manifesto. A mantra. But to call this Americana duo road warriors would be a misnomer; to them, the road isn’t a battleground to conquer, it’s their beloved home. A nomadic tribe with their young daughter, they dwell in a ’61-vintage Bambi Airstream towed by a Ford van whose odometer shows nearly half a million miles – a trip to the moon. And back. Sleeping to the rhythm of spinning wheels, they thrive on spontaneity, friends and the moments that make it worthwhile: when they stand onstage and unleash their dynamic yin-yang of high-octane outlaw rockers and honey-sweet, harmony-laden ballads.read more
The East of Paris is where it’s at! If you’re looking for action in the city of lights, look no further. Live music, themed bars where musicians hang at or good restaurants that don’t require you to sell a kidney to pay the bill. It’s also the birthplace and playground of Eddie & The Head-Starts aka your favourite local Rockabilly trio. Wether in Punk and Rock and Roll bars, squats, dance halls, clubs or restaurants, those boys are always willing and ready to spread the good word and keep live music alive. They have become a familiar face in that environment, meanwhile expanding their horizons as a band to many other places in France and the rest of Europe. For their first recording effort, they chose to go way farther East: the East of Berlin, home of Lightning Recorder, the right studio for them thanks to its vintage analog equipment and skillfull team. The result is 12 rocking tracks, recorded live with no overdubs. Sincere and passionate material made for people who like down to earth music.read more
Rhythm Bomb Records (London) presents: ‘Shakedown’s Th’owdown’ the new album by Shakedown Tim & The Rhythm Revue. It’s a swell and varied collection of blues, swing, jump, R&B, rock ’n roll… played with attitude and authentic sounds.read more
5 more years have passed now, since we put out a Rocket Lauch Sampler showing the broad variety of bands that come to Calw, Germany, to an old house and record their rockin’ tunes in a cosy and authentic atmosphere.read more
The Nut Jumpers, a hot new trio of well known musicians have come together to play their own brand of uncompromising, hard-hitting pure Rock’n’Roll. Drawing influence from a wide variety of danceable genres: Blues, Rockabilly, Garage, Latin, Swamp and more, all mixed together to create the dynamic Nut Jumper sound. The band have have recorded their debut album Boogie in the Shack and 7” single No Good No Good in Jakes Shack in Northern France. 13 self penned tracks were recorded live using 1 microphone and vintage tape recording equipment that captures the pure power and Rock’n’Roll sound of The Nut Jumpers!!! The Nut Jumpers are JAKE CALYPSO (The Corals, Mystery Train, Hot Chickens, Jake Calypso and his Red Hot), HELEN SHADOW (The Blue Ridge Rockets, The Johnson Family, The Queen Bs, The Shooting Stars) and RICKY LEE BRAWN (The Stargazers, The Big Six, The Space Cadets, Johnny Back and the Moonshine Boozers)read more
They make the news again and they’re the talk of the town – not because of another succesful wild show, but because of the long awaited brand new album. Finally! In their second album they present 13 brand new songs straight from Hepsville. You will hear the teenage bopper Gimme Gimme with a dazzling high piano hammering, strongly grooving Brainwasher Boogie going round and round, horn-based swinging Show Me That You Can Rock and really jiving hit Hepsville Jive, an obligatory baritone stroll Horn At Dawn, bluesy Got No Time and even a dreamy surf instrumental Just A Little Hepsville Surfbeat with a theremin solo.read more
SaraLee and her band’s music is an explosive mix of rhythm ‘n’ blues, mesmerising vocals, roaring saxophone and that swing! Tattooed Finnish chanteuse SaraLee has a unique ability to transform from a roaring lioness to a soul thrilling and seductive torchy whisperer when the song demands it. With their impeccable sense of style, elaborated guitar solos, tight rhythm section and fierce yet playful original songs they form a new and unique grip to roots music.read more
The Starjays, dynamic, melodic, original and catchy mid-century inspired rhythm and blues from the Northwestern USA. From the second they take the stage with sax, guitar, upright bass, piano and drums, Roy Kay and Angelatini deliver their powerful duets and harmonies on top of a jumpy rhythm that turns music venues into dancehalls.read more
Is a 3 piece rockin‘ combo based in Prague. They play highly energetic, red hot 50s inspired music. They are considered as one of the most authentic rockabilly band in the Czech Republic. After five years of playing around the Czech Republic and forming their style, in 2014 they finally released their debut album on Rhythm Bomb Records called “Bring it on Home!”. Right now their second album “Boozin’ & Boppin'” is out!read more
Breaking news: Sensational new album by Black Patti coming soon!
Marked cards, lost wigs, shady street corners, worried mothers, greedy bankers and nagging lovers are part of the 13 original compositions that were recorded in perfect oldtime manner by Peter Crow C. and Ferdinand Jelly Roll Kraemer at the Black Shack Studios. Special guests on upright bass are Ryan Donohue and Uli Lehmann. This record will be released on CD and as a limited edition LP with each product containing the lyrics to the songs. Enjoy!
Celebrated on all continents for nearly 30 years B.B, & The Blues Shacks are the European export of traditional Rhythm&Blues. With up to 4000 concerts worldwide the band has achieved a huge fanbase and can look back on 13 album releases since 1994. Now the band has found a new home at Rhythm Bomb, returning to their creative roots with their new album. Whilst their love for Soul was never in doubt in the past, this new release sees the quintet return to what they have mastered like no other formation since their foundation: exquisite Vintage Blues and 50s Chicago Blues coupled with swing, Jump and driving shuffles. “Reservation Blues” contains 14 original compositions which are complemented by an outstanding horn section on 4 tracksread more
Mike Penny & his Moonshiners are back with their third album by Rhythm Bomb Records and reconnect with “Texas Boogie”. Musically richer and more sophisticated, they continue to follow the path that their idols have established at the end of the forties up to the beginning of the 1950s: with “Rock Me Daddy-O”, the Country & Western elements move in the background and are replaced by Jumping Jive, Boogie and Rhythm’n Blues (greetings from Bill Haley). This makes “Rock Me Daddy-O” the most danceable album from the five Hillbillies and should not be missing at any party.read more
After releasing their debut single on Rhythm Bomb Records in 2014, The Heart Attacks are finally back with a full length album, featuring an even more brute sound and a new singer called Dusty Dave. Dave totally lives up to his name and graces the 14 songs with his distinctive, smokey voice, sometimes reminiscent of the mississippi delta, sometimes reminiscent of chicago. He is getting support by Lucky Steve on guitar, Dynamite White on Blues Harp, Rockin’ Bende on Drums and Ray Black on Bass, who is also in charge as the producer of this record. „One Beer Left“ is a longplayer which ranges stilistically from extensive, spherical blues boppers to groovy early 60’s R&B to dirty Rockin’ Blues. A musical challenge which is pretty hard to accomplish but invites the audience to an interesting trip through the world of the blues. In contrast to other blues bands, who cover classical material in a perfect way, Dusty Dave & The Heart Attacks prove that they are darn good at one central thing: putting their hearts and souls into their music.read more
Primitive Beat, the raw up-tempo second record from The Margraves, combines catchy driving guitar hooks with warm vocal harmonies all set to, you guessed it, a primitive beat! Ray, Mick, and Bobby Margrave belt out vocal harmonies as Ray and Mick push through on their matching guitars, Bobby puts down a solid moving bass line and Mark Margrave pounds out a primitive beat. New to the line-up is Mark Margrave on drums. With Ray’s addition of tenor sax, the new sound is even more savage! Fourteen all original tracks will get you shakin’ and keep you there!read more
It is hard to believe that 3 years have passed since that first jam session in the summer of 2014 at Aloha Café. The little snowball haven’t stop growing, after the 6 track promo cassette, that arrived at Rhythm Bomb headquarters, soon A.J. & the Rockin’ Trio were promoting their first CD at The 20th Rockabilly Rave with gigs scheduled outside their old country Portugal, in the far corner of Western Europe.read more
Almost three years after the release of their debut album Joakim Tinderholt & his band are finally ready with the follow-up. Since signing with German record label Rhythm Bomb Records, in 2015, the band has made it to big festival stages across Europe. Most notably Screamin´ Festival (Spain), Rhythm Riot (UK) and Moulin Blues Festival (Netherlands).
The new record is based on the same recipe as the first; a good mix of new original tunes and favorites from the live set. This time Joakim has penned two songs by himself and co-written another two with guitarist Hoeye and bassplayer Troiani. The covers are gems from the catalogues of Ike Turner, Freddie King and country singer Johnny Rivers, among others.
The Jelly Roll Men are on a mission. They want to the bring old-school blues to everybody out there. The band earned a solid reputation for beings a great live act and a real crowd-pleaser. Make no mistake. In spite of their stage antics, these guys take their music seriously hey don’t play old-school blues to be different, they play it because it’s in their soul – and they are playing it just like it’s like it’s supposed to be played.read more
In every city, town and hamlet in the world, there are a few people who are just a little different. From a little fishing village in southern Brazil to a factory town in the Ukraine there is someone, maybe even three or four like-minded individuals, who speak an esoteric, universal language. From Stockholm to Los Angeles, from Chicago to Milan and Bologna here are people, not many mind you, who communicate in this unwritten dialect. It is the language of the blues. Just for sake of clarification, I’m not talking about “blues-rock” that ugly, coarse, rather juvenile, bastardized way of communicating, but…real blues.read more
Big Beat will turn 20 in 2017. So far we have issued 96 tabloid-sized numbers full of good rockin‘ read.read more
Rhythm Bomb Records proudly presents “The Blues of Little Walter” by Mo Al Jaz & Friends, produced by Award-winner Little Victor. This album was recorded with the great Dexter Shaw, David Imir, Francesca Shaw, Robert Pokorny and help from Danny Michel and Big Jon Atkinson.This is probably the coolest “tribute” to Little Walter ever done. Little Victor really tried his best to make this record SOUND and LOOK as close as possible to a Little Walter CHESS album from the 1950’s. The album is full of blues boppers and rockin’ blues tunes. This project received the blessing of Marion Jacobs Diaz (Little Walter’s daughter) and approval from many great harp players and Little Walter fans all over the World. Grab your copy quick. They are gone fast!read more
Take a big bucket of unpolished Mississippi juke joint boogie and blend it with another bucket of laid back down home blues. Add a teacup of swamp pop, a tablespoon of hillbilly and a pound of profane, ecstatic gospel and you´ll have the Kokomo Kings. This is rock´n´roll before rock´n´roll was born. Nothing but primitive, groovy Saturday-night music made for dancing.read more
Dexter Shaw born In the 1950’s in London He developed his love of blues and roots music, listening to his mother’s Rhythm & Blues records. He got his first guitar at 11 and started busking on the street – playing in the “San Fancisco Bay” jug Band – outside pubs and working men’s clubs with some school friends at 18 got a job as a sound engineer for Doctor Feelgood. After 10 years of touring, he picked up his guitar again and hooked up with his childhood friend Steve “West” Weston, who was playing the local gigs circuit.read more
Following their first CD release in 2016, VINCE AND THE SUN BOPPERS are ready and proud to present their second RHYTHM BOMB album, Spinnin’ Around. Filled with brand new tracks to enjoy and dance along with, Spinnin’ Around is a collection of self – penned rocking songs recorded at Berlin’s LIGHTNING RECORDERS. With jivers such as “Hold My Hand” and “Let´s Get Ready”, a stroll for the ladies with “Frank’s Barber Shop” or a bopper for all with ”Got A Feeling For You”, these recordings can cover any dance craving your body desires.read more
If you are into Rhythm and Blues and like to discover new artists, this one is for YOU ! Strictly limited to 500 sales copies this release celebrates 20 years of the Rhythm Riot! 23 bands with 23 songs … a lot of new stuff to discover.read more
Keep it simple …
…has always been the band’s credo: two screamin’ guitars, a slappin’ double bass, a rhythmic snare drum and a soulful voice – what else do you need? NOTHIN’ – at least from the band member’s point of view because this is exactly the cast of THE SLAPBACKS: 4 men – 4 instruments – pure music without compromises.
This brandnew trio from Denmark was founded early 2016. Within the last months they could grow a solid fanbase. The video of their first single „WHY WHY WHY“ got viral on Facebook and Youtube. The »Ramblin Bandits« are Michael Skandov, Lasse Eriksen and André Prenthun.read more
This is the charming debuet on Rhythm Bomb Records of THE PRINGLES from Tokyo, Japan. Rhythm Bomb completes its roster with the first ever band from Japan ! Charming singers MEI and YUKI present a very colorful Rock and Roll record.read more
From LILLE, north of France comes a brandnew Rockabilly trio called THE HOODOO TONES ! If you are familiar with the Rhythm Bomb roster this band will remind you on MARC AND THE WILD ONES, THE RAMBLIN BANDITS or TWISTED ROD. Modern rockabilly sounds, mostly original songs these are the attributes of THE HOODOO TONES !read more
What might be the coolest festival a Roots band can play? Yep probably Montreaux Jazz festival ! Rob Ryan Roadshow played there and recorded a live album in 2014. The result is a longplayer fully packed with 18 „hits“ from their 4 studio recordings ! American ROBERT RYAN is living in Berlin for many years now.read more
BANG ! Here comes the second long player from MARIANN “MARY ANN” LANTS on RHYTHM BOMB ! Hailing from Talinn, Estonia members of the band started as THE JUMPIN` WHEELS and her first record “Supersonic Gal” got them already some great results including a show at THE ROCKABILLY RAVE in the UK.read more
This is the brand new record of wellknown Blues- and Jazzmusician GIFT MUSARURWA on RHYTHM BOMB. GIFT MUSARURWA is the younger brother of Jazzmusician AUGUST MUSARURWA from Simbabwe, who wrote the hit ‘Skokiaan’ which was recorded by PAUL ANKA, BILL HALEY, HERB ALPERT, LOUIS ARMSTRONG and many others. GIFT is a natural talent and started in age of 12 playing piano.read more
Here comes the brandnew studio recordings of aussie Rhythm and Blues legend BENNY PETERS ! Its just 9 years ago that he released his studio album „Hey Now“ ! Time flies ! But good news for all fans of 1950s Rhythm and Blues, Benny continues to deliver a amazing authentic masterpiece – and he returned to his roots after two records recorded in Texas, he recorded this platter back in Australia with a bunch a great musicians out of the Melbourne roots szene.read more
Just in time with Benny Peters new CD »WATCH YOUSELF« we are releasing the CD »THE MANY SIDES OF« of Benny & The Flybyniters, which is a best of Benny‘s first three CD’s »JET PROPELLED DADDY«, »BE GOOD OR BE GONE« and »HEY NOW« which were originally released on Aloha Records and are very hard to find nowadays.read more