(2017/El Toro) 13 Tracks - Aisha’s earliest influences incorporated everything from Elvis and Sarah Vaughan to Billy Bragg and Northern Soul and once drawn into London’s incendiary rockabilly club scene, she felt the irresistible pull of black American Rhythm & Blues as a call to action, setting up her first band Tiger Lily and the Jitterbugs, with which she performed throughout the UK and Europe for several years. Subsequently, she was the first vocalist with the 10 piece big band, Blue Harlem performing Swing and Jump Jive. Throughout this time, she also sang Jazz and Blues in a variety of combos. She is currently working in England and Europe with ongoing Projects in Spain and London. Recent performances include events with the Aisha Khan R&B Revue, Blue Harlem, Cherry Casino & the Gamblers Big Jamboree and the Velvet Candles. She has just returned from the Screamin’ festival in Calella where she debuted the outstanding music from her new album release with her band, The Rajahs. Aishaddiction is packed full of stunning original material and featuring outstanding musicianship plus special guests!
Musik Magazin der 50er Jahre für Sammler und Fans. Bio-, Diskographien, Labelstories, Musikgeschichte, Plattenraritäten oder Musikfilme, Rock´n´Roll, Rockabilly, Country & Western Swing und Rhythm & Blues. Termine/Anzeigen 2 - 3 Impressum 4 Vorwort 6 Sonny Burgess Story Teil 2 7 - 10 Platten-, CD-, Buchbesprechungen 10 - 18 News/In Memoriam 18 In Memoriam Roger Miller 19 Rare Records 20 Tiny Grünes Story Teil 1 21 - 25 Tiny Grünes Diskographie Teil 1 26 - 29 Mr. Rock´n´Roll Meeting in Forli 30 - 31 Rockin´ in England 31 - 32 Hillbilly Nights at the Life Club 32 - 33 Oldtimer Vorstellung 34 - 36 White Label Records Story 37 - 40 Rudy -Tun´´´ Grayzell Story 40 - 47 Rudy -Tutti´´ Grayzell Diskographie 48 - 49 Rock´n´Roll Jamboree in Suhr 50 - 51 In Concert 52 Classical Rock´n´Roll 53 - 58 News 58- The Country Music Hall of Fame 59 Lokal Green Door 60 Platten-, CD-, Buchbesprechungen 61 - 63 Jitterbug Records Konzert in Lehrte 64 - 65 Rockabilly Madness 65 Tschernobilly Teil 11 66 - 69 News 69 Anzeigen 70 - 72
(Rollercoaster) 4 tracks - small center - Sherry Davis met Gene Autry when she was taken to visit his house as a child, and from that day she wanted to be a singer. Success in Amateur Nights and Talent Shows led Sherry to singing on the Cowtown Round-Up where she met Smokey Montgomery who helped her join Texo Ted Gouldy´s Hired Hands about October 1949. The Hired Hands were effectively the Light Crust Doughboys in disguise and had a daily show on Radio WBAP, Fort Worth. About a year later Sherry switched to WBAP-TV´s Bewley Barn Dance which she co-hosted with Darrell Glenn, who was replaced by Pat Boone when Glenn went on the road to promote his big hit ´Crying In The Chapel´. Gene Autry encouraged Sherry to move to the West Coast about 1954. She recorded advertising jingles for American Music and played on the Foreman Phillips Show and Town Hall Party before becoming featured singer on the nationally syndicated Lawrence Welk TV Show. The American Music connection led to her disc debut ´God Speaks´/´Did You Stop To Pray This Morning?´ (Crest 1005). Sherry returned to Dallas in 1955 and was soon a regular on the Big D Jamboree playing alongside the biggest names in music. She also hosted KRLD-TV´s Opus ´56 show. In October 1956 Sherry became one of the very few artists ever to support a tour by RCA artist Elvis Presley; they played to over 60,000 people in 4 days. The following summer the Big D´s Ed McLemore and Johnny Hicks set up a recording session, financed by Ray Winkler (Radio KZIP, Amarillo), which took place in Norman Petty´s studio overnight July 25-26, 1957. Petty hired the musicians and it wasn´t until later that Sherry realised she´d been backed by Buddy Holly (lead guitar) and JI Allison (drums) who at the time were still a few weeks away from stardom with the Crickets. The other musicians were George Atwood on bass, Vi Petty on organ, the Picks (Bill & John Pickering and Bob Lapham) backing vocals and Jack Vaughan or Niki Sullivan on rhythm guitar. ´´Broken Promises´´ and ´´Humble Heart´´ made up the debut single on Winkler´s Fashion label (1001) in late August. Mitch Miller wanted to buy the masters for Columbia but the deal fell through when McLemore refused to relinquish the publishing rights; a devastating blow for Sherry as Miller would have been the perfect person to promote her career. The two songs have never been reissued until now and the original single is one of the highest priced discs to emerge from Texas. The two superb and previously unissued rockers on side one of this EP are a mystery. Sherry recognises her voice but cannot recall recording them. They were probably cut in Dallas about 1957. The classy backings may well be the Big D Jamboree houseband. Whatever the origins the two songs are among the best femme rockers to come out of Texas. This is just a little bit of Sherry Davis - further material by Sherry will appear on a forthcoming Rollercoaster CD, Highway 84. Sherry later worked the Holiday Inn circuit and then spent almost a decade as a Las Vegas headliner singing for lounge-pop genius Esquivel before retiring from music in 1971. It´s a pity we had to wait so long for Sherry´s first release in the UK, but maybe it´s not too late for her career to take off on this side of the Atlantic ....(John Ingman)