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Welcome to the deepest, the darkest and the most unexplored side of rock'n'roll jungle! What you have here is simply loads and loads of detailed information on pure, straight-forward rock'n'roll, blues and rhythm'n'blues, mostly dating back to the 1950's and the 1960's. Basically all this stuff has been compiled as a hobby and primarily for my own private purposes and pleasure, but I do hope that there are some other people as well who might find this website useful, maybe even slightly entertaining.

As you probably have already learned, any of these artists and records I display here doesn't really have that much in common. These are all random choices which don't represent any specified music style, decade, skin color or sex. They just happen to represent that kind of musical junk that Yours Truly loves to listen, examine and sometimes even play by himself!

I don't consider myself a music expert. As a matter of fact, I couldn't be any further from that! Of course I intend to be as comprehensive as I just can, but that doesn't mean that I would already know everything under the sun. On the contrary, what I'm very aware of, is a number of errors and absences that still exist in my discographies and articles - and although I'm trying to do my best to get rid of them, please keep in mind that a helping hand will always be valuable, needed and appreciated. In other words, if you have anything to add or to correct, don't afraid to contact me via the e-mail address seen on this or on the front page. However, I must remind that - due to my actual day job and dozens of other daily "normal life" commitments - my time for maintaing WandDangDula.com is nowadays extremely limited. Therefore, as I'm not really able to be on duty 24/7, it can sometimes take several days to find a proper moment replying to all the e-mails received - or even weeks to do any updates to the website.

Do also note that I don't necessarily own all the records that are listed here. Honestly, I don't have even half of them! The basic idea of this website is just to give you discographical information regarding a few hundred unordinary rock'n'roll / blues / rhythm'n'blues artists, bands and record labels. I'm not selling anything. I'm not trading anything. I'm not advertising anything or anyone. I have no association with the record labels listed on this website. I do not burn cd-rom copies for anyone. I do not make/send mp3 files to anyone. I'm not suggesting you to purchase any bootleg or pirate releases either. I don't have them and I really don't know where anyone would be able to get them. If you are interested in buying some of the records that you have seen here, please contact your local record dealer, the official record company that has released the particular item, or just try your luck with some of those various on-line web record stores that are selling music worldwide. You can find links to most of them from here. Again, the list of commonly used abbreviations can be found from here.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Over the years, hundreds of music specialists, historians and record collectors have helped me for keeping this website as updated as possible by providing tons of information, corrections and additions. Equally important has also been the moral support that I've received from various musicians, DJ's, record company owners, and other professional music authors. Many of these people are mentioned in separate source/acknowledgment lists that I have recently added to every discography. Those lists also include the most important books, magazine articles and other websites that I have utilized. Even though I'm afraid it's not possible to salute everyone who has participated in this never-ending project, I'd like to thank especially the following people for their indispensable contribution and for being in "spirit" with me already so long:

Honey Aaltonen, Robert en Alida, Trevor Alixopulos, Andy Ambrosia, Mats Andersson, Jean-Pierre Arniac, Bosko Asanovic, Jan Athmer, Richard Baert, Tom Baker, Alan Balfour, Nicolas Baumel, Theo Bell, Bruce Bennett, Shane K. Bernard, Benoit Billot, Stephen M.H. Braitman, Arto Broström, Jonas Brunskog, Dan Buie, Lars Bulnheim, Elaine Butler, George "Wild Child" Butler (r.i.p.), Enrique Campanolo, Ort Carlton, Timothy Cass, Tim Catinat, Bill Cheesman, Marty Childress, Jim Christian, Philippe Chivot, Fred Clemons, Terry Clemson, Bob Coleman, Rick Conrad, Marc Coulavin, "Crazy Amy", Liam Crill, Jeff Crompton, Dave Cruse, Daddy Bones, Erik Dahlström, Hank Davis, Karl-Heinz Decker, Dik de Heer, Gijsbert den Hollander, Jasper de Wilde, Uri DeYoung, Jim Dickinson (r.i.p.), Mary Dickinson, Scott Dirks, John P. Dixon, Pol Dodu, Larry Donn, Robert Donnelly, Judy Dorsey, Michael Dover, Pete Downs, Peter Doyle, Lee Dresser, Philippe Dubois, Huelyn Duvall, Richard Duvigneaud, Ed Dyball, Robin Easton, Fred Eatherton, Dave Edwards, Esa Elgström, Hans Otto Engvold, Richard Eriksen, Jeff Evangelista, Jennings Falcon, Frank Fazio, Marc Fenech, Miguel Fenollosa, Robert Ferlingere, Dietmar Fischer, Sol Fischer, Steve Foehner, Carole Forrest, John Freeola, Lin Freeola, Guy Gardon, Galen Gart, Russell Gilbert, Charlie Gillett (r.i.p.), Semprucci Giuliano, Terry Gordon, Henk Gorter, Dick Grant, Mike Griffiths, Skip Groff, Pete Gurney, Nikki Gustafson, Ivan Haffenden, Marko Hakala, Pete Hakonen, Frank Hale, Pekka Halonen, Derek Hamilton, Mike Hardy, Dickie Harrell, James Harrell, Dennis Haw, Mike Heard, Kent Heineman, Antti Hilska, Dennis van den Hoek, Kees van der Hoeven, Sid Holmes, Tapio Honkanen, Jarmo Hoppula, Brenna Hoover, Shane Hughes, Hasse Huss, Sven-Åke Högberg, Mike Ingram, Juha Jaakola, Fred James, Lex Jansen, Tjarko Jeen, Jeroen Jongeneel, Lee Jorgensen, Arto Junttila, Ari Kaipio, Markus Karlqvist, Mike Kelley, Kari Kempas, Heimo Kiiski, Brian Kirchner, Stephan Koenig, Jari Kolari, George Korval, Ari Koskela, Pasi Koskela, Lee Kriske, Esa Kuloniemi, Mikko Kuusimäki, Petri Lahti, Juhani Laikkoja, Joska Laine, Lance Lambert, Erling Larsson, Pasi Lehtomaa, John Lejeune, James Leonardo, Miriam Linna, Michel Lyon, Michael Reid MacKay, Craig Maki, Karl Heinz Mandel, Barry Margolis, James Marshall, Paul Marshall, Fread Eugene Martin, Zack Martin, Bill Maska, Terence McArdle, Jerry McCain, Keane McClelland, Tom McCullough, Greg McWhorter, Mikko Meriläinen, Billy Miller, Lee Miller, Arnaud Milliet, Bruce Milne, Cedric Molinier, Pierre Monnery, Ladis Montes, Doug Moody, Dean Morris, Jeff Morris, Jamie Moss, Keith Murphy, Gary Myers, Mika Myyryläinen, Kyösti Mäkinen, Rauno Mäkinen, David Neale, John Newman, Eero Niskala, Matthieu Noir, Tomi Nuotio, Thor G. Norås, Pertti Nurmi, Tapani Nyman, Mikke Nöjd, Jason Odd, Philipp Odermatt, Bradley Olson, Valeri Orlov, Mike Owens, Timo Paakkala, Steven Paine, David Palmquist, Scott Parker, Edward Parkinson, James Pasquale, Jon "Storm" Patterson, Svein Martin Pedersen, Rog Peyton, Ingo Pfensig, "The Phantom", Yrjö Pienimäki, Jeffrey Lee Pierre, Jim Pollock, Eric Pomeroy, Brian Poust, Denny Powers, Eric Predoehl, Jerry Priessen, Claude Van Raefelgem, Jarmo Raitio, Timo Rauhaniemi, Jussi Raulamo, Ray Reardon, Stephane Rebeschini, Bill Reed, Fred Reif, Jari Reinikka, Laurent Réus, Rolf Rieben, Billy Lee Riley (r.i.p.), Tormod Ringvold, Richard W. Rinn, Juhani Ritvanen, Gerrit Robs, Paul Roberts, Jan Rohde (r.i.p.), Sonny Roth, George Rowland, Greg Russo, Ed Salamon, Seppo Salminen, Stephen D. Saperstein, Karl-Ulrich Schellhaas, Bruce Schurman, Ulf Schöning, Dick Shurman, Erkki Sironen, Ed Slonina, Jon Solomon, Alain Sornay, Kai Sorokin, Peter Struijk, Waelz Studer, Heikki Suosalo, Marko Suutarla, Yoshi Takeuch, Finis Tasby, Michael Taylor, Sam Taylor Jr. (r.i.p.), Robert Termorshuizen, Hayden Thompson, Gene Tomko, Kike Turmix, Terry Turner, Matti Turunen, Charles Ulrich, Tommi P. Uschanov, Marko Veijalainen, Cor Vermolen, Gilles Vignal, Anti Voit, Bob Volturno, Tapio Väisänen, Mark Wallace, Tony Watson, Andreas Weigel, Wolfgang Weißbrodt, Steve Werner, Rex White, Jody Williams, Willy Wilson, Julian "Winnie" Winston (r.i.p.), Stephen Wood, Morgan Young, Tom Zagryn, Rusty Zinn, Olaf Øwre, and many many others... Thank you, thank you all!


Pete Hoppula, the author

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