Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Rubber Band


Definitely a strange one. Michael Lloyd put together this Hendrix tribute, adding lush strings and horns. Tough to categorize, which makes it that much more fun to listen to. More of the Rubber Band can be found here.

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Pete Jolly


Another fine album (with bonus cuts) by Mr. Jolly, by request.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Gove


Obscure album by talented Nashville songwriter, featuring Bergen White and David Briggs.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Higgledy Piggledy


The world it is a frightening place
Gettin' scarier by the second
Hate is blown' up all around
More than anyone could have reckoned
Who can understand it, yeah
Don't wanna participate
Rather live in my tiny bubble of love
Than to live in a world of hate

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Sound Symposium


The Sound Symposium do Dylan.

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The Sound Symposium


Arranger Larry Wilcox adds light classical touches to create music that could best be termed very easy listening.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Sounds of Our Times


More Sounds of Our Times. And the rest can be found here.

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Single Room Furnished


Extremely rare exploito soundtrack that I've gone to some trouble to acquire. BTW, I've been getting scads of re-up requests lately. Unless you plan to contribute either monetarily or with fulfilling one of the albums from my wish list below, I won't be doing any further re-ups.

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Herbie Flowers


Solo record by Herbie Flowers, the dude responsible for the iconic "Walk on the Wild Side" bass line, backing up Elton John and countless sessions.

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Gary S. Paxton


As promised, here's one of my occasional posts. This one is dedicated to the memory of Gary S. Paxton, who will forever be terminally weird but goodly right.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Jerry Riopelle


Pretty amazing record from virtually unknown singer/songwriter/arranger.

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Witness


The key to life
Or so I've found
Is being wide awake and at the ready
Pulling your head
Out of your ass
So your vision's clear
And your hands are steady

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wish List


Ol' Mondo is zeroing in on the 500,000-visitor mark, and with so many folks coming here, certainly at least one of you has one of these. I've shared a ton of music with you, filled requests, and re-upped records; now's your chance to return the favor. If you've got one of these bad boys (or anything else along these lines you'd like to share), please put a link in the comments.


















Monday, June 27, 2016

The 18th Century Concepts


Looking for this band's other album, "Off On a 20th Century Cycle." C'mon, someone out there has this.

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Stark & McBrien


A re-up for Monkeeboy. Half of this duo, Rod McBrien, was involved in the Children of Prague album below, as well as Salt Water Taffy, the Trade Winds, the Critters, and Tommy James.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

T.G. Sheppard


Fine country record from singer who was signed with Melodyland (later Hitsville) Records, a short-lived country label owned by Motown Records.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Sound of Summer Showers


By request, here's a re-up of a sunshine-y comp from Japan, this one featuring artists from the Dunhill label.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Electric Junkyard


From Allmusic: The Electric Junkyard shows up occasionally in Moog sections but is not an electronic album. Instead, electrified horns and recording techniques ("nine months alone were spent experimenting") are supposed to justify the name and concept. But the result is an album of fun but standard blues-based dirges, items a Lalo Schifrin or Les Baxter might have written for the jukebox scene in a biker movie. There are interesting touches, such as female laughter; arranger Frank Hunter had arranged abstract female vocals in an exotica album a decade earlier (as had Les Baxter). Fans of progressive 1960s rock looking for new kicks could do much worse, but it would be no surprise to learn that the Electric Junkyard sold in the dozens.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mt. Airy


A short-lived hybrid group formed in the early 1970s by Eric Weissberg, Tom Chapin, Bob Hinkle, Russell George, and Don MacDonald.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Devil You Know


And the bleached sun it does not flatter
All them babies getting fatter
And the moms and the dads
They waltz around grotesque
As they dance this strange burlesque

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Friday, June 10, 2016

Hair


You might get the impression from the cover art and song titles that this is some sort of lost pysch record. But you'd be wrong. This being Design Records, what you get is something that sounds like a lounge act performing, with varying degrees of ineptitude, a few hits of the day along with what I'm guessing are originals (penned by who? Who knows.). Another stone classic.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Danny Bonaduce


Although what passes for singing on this is not as wretched as, say, Rodney Allen Rippy's own Bell disk, Danny's no David Cassidy. I guess all you needed to get a record deal back then was a popular TV series, and MGM Records likely figured some young fan would be suckered into buying this. Featuring such sessioners as Ben Benay, this might qualify as a guilty pleasure. But I dare you to get through it more than once.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016