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VARIOUS - SHAZAM (ACE) Behind many of the great rock'n'roll instrumental acts of the late 1950s and early 1960s was a great producer.

The Champs had Dave Burgess, The Ventures had Bob Reisdorff, Sandy Nelson had Richie Podolor, Johnny & The Hurricanes had Harry Balk and, most significantly, Duane Eddy had Lee Hazelwood, who not only produced but also wrote many of his signature recordings. Between 1958 and 1962, Duane Eddy & The Rebels had a mighty 15 hits on the UK top 20charts.

This compilation CD contains two dozen Lee Hazelwood compositions. Star of the show is twang master Eddy himself with Shazam, Stalkin' and This Town. Other standouts include versions of other Duane Eddy hits, like Movin' And Groovin' by The Rhythm Rockers, Rebel Rouser by The Ventures and Dance With The Guitar Man by The Lively Ones.

There are also instrumental versions of two songs that Hazelwood wrote and produced for Nancy Sinatra - Some Velvet Morning by The Afro Blues Quintet and These Boots Are Made For Walking, performed by Billy Strange.

BELINDA CARLISLE - ACCESS ALL AREAS (EDSEL) Former lead singer of California's The Go Go's and international solo star Belinda performs live in this full length CD / DVD package from her early Nineties heyday, recorded at Birminmgham's NEC Arena in 1990.

This performance takes fans back to the start of Belinda's solo hit making days. She is backed by a fine seven piece band, which includes two backing vocalists and cello. Songs include the Go Go's hit Our Lips Are Sealed and solo hits Heaven Is A Place On Earth, Mad About You, I Get Weak and Circle In The Sand.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Mar 6, 2016
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