Friday, May 30, 2014

Richard Roundtree


So, some power-that-be must've thought, "Well, he played the part in the movie, so he should play the part on a record," or some shit. Thing is, this isn't half-bad.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bill Cosby


He "really sings," eh? Define "sings." Frizzle frazzle pudd'n pop ...

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Monday, May 26, 2014

Summer Blonde Beach Party


Thought I'd kick off the summer season with this rarity. Do blondes have more fun? Only your turntable knows for sure.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Marjorie McCoy


Looked around for some info on this bluesy mama and discovered that, sadly, she recently passed away. Here's to you, Marjorie!

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Friday, May 23, 2014

The Man With the Glass Head


If you feel so inclined, any donation you make when you download this album will help fund further purchases for the records featured on Mondo Exploito.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Classic Example


Seventies soul does not get sweeter than this. It doesn't hurt to have Paul Humphrey on drums, Wilton Felder on bass, Arthur Adams on guitar, Joe Sample on piano and production by Mickey Stevenson. If you're feeling down, this album will just about make your day.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Psychedelic Guitars


Did someone call for some psychedelic guitars? Here, the cheapie Custom label offers some far-out freak-outs that sound like they were recorded in a basement direct to your brother's Radio Shack tape recorder. Especially outstanding - because it stands out as the loudest thing here - is the fuzz-tone bass, which may or may not have been intentional. Turn on, tune in, and drop out.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Morning Glory Daze


Here's a companion to yesterday's post. More sunshine for you on this Sunday morning.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Melodies for You


Mega-rare sunshine comp from Japan. Got a few more of these coming up.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Revelation


Don't know much about this Christian band other than they have a Fifth Dimension vibe, tie-dyed outfits and the involvement of Jimmy Webb, which is good enough for me.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Bells


Some more sunshine pop, this time from this wonderfully sweet Canadian band. Would anyone have their album, Studio A?

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Harpers Bizarre


Harpers Bizarre's final - and most obscure - record. Spread a little sunshine around.

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Shaft


You'd think with a stoopid band name like Soul Mann & the Brothers and a cheapie label like Pickwick that this record would at best make a nice Frisbee. But you'd be wrong. This is the shit.

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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Jim Horn


Nice vinyl rip of sax-y soul from ubiquitous sessioner Jim Horn for you on this Mother's Day.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Christopher Kearney


Some cool '70s Canadiana. Says here he used to open for Anne Murray! Still hoping someone might come through with his self-titled debut.

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Richard Hayman


Moog + Latin robot love = a true oddity.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Lotus Palace


More "hits of the day" sitar-style as performed by the Alan Lorber Orchestra. Pretty groovy.

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Monday, May 5, 2014

The Spinners


Not the soul group of the same name, but some sort of studio concatenation on the budget Crown label. The playing is loose to the point of sloppy and the guy doing the singing sounds like he's on ludes. Check out their version of the title track, which I prefer over BS&T.

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Eliot Wilder's America


We drank ourselves sick with lust
We spit into the brown southern night
We made a pact sealed with a prick
Somehow that black blood felt so right

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Jack Jones


I mentioned this album in the John Davidson post, and the blog Vinyl Shipwreck just put it up. Small world. Click the link below to download and enjoy.

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