Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Non-Dairy Creamer


During the late 1960s and into the early '70s, Warner/Reprise was really at the cutting edge for a mainstream label, and one of the cool things this Burbank-based operation did was put out a series of samplers known as "loss leaders," whose purpose was show off its eccentric roster. These records were inexpensive (I recall stuffing $2 in an envelope to get my copy of "The Big Ball," which I still treasure), but thoughtfully compiled and annotated. "Non-Dairy Creamer" demonstrates just how eclectic the label truly was, featuring artists such as Little Feat, Tony Joe White and Ron Nagle. I can post more if anyone is interested.

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7 comments:

  1. Hi Eliot!
    I'm looking for two albums Canadian group
    Darkstar - Into the Heartland (1978)
    Darkstar - Escape Routines (1980)
    Do you happen to have these albums?

    Thanx.

    Alex.

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  2. Thanks for this. Would love to see more loss leader lp's from Warner / Reprise. Thanks E.

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  3. ah Ron Nagle, Bay Area wonderkind & renowned ceramics artist. from Mystery Trend to Durocs. The Rubinoos' Tommy Dunbar was good friends with Ron & Scott Matthews.

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  4. Always loved the ''loss leaders'' series! Thank you for you fine music choices!

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  5. The loss leader that has always eluded me is "All Singing, All Talking, All Rocking". That would be wonderful if it is available! Thanks!

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  6. I can help you out with that one, Doyscoy. Stay tuned.

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