Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ultimate Breaks & Beats Vol. 3 & 4


And now for something completely different ...

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Simpatico Voices and Strings


I'm reposting this wonderful record in memory of Alexandr, who has apparently passed away from some sort of virus. Rest in peace, my friend.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Chris Bartley


Signed in 1967 by Van McCoy to his newly formed Vandor Records label, Chris Bartley and the label scored a Top 40 pop hit and a Top Ten R&B hit their first time out with the McCoy-authored "The Sweetest Thing This Side of Heaven," an achingly beautiful soul ballad. The song was successful enough to get Bartley national exposure and even some performing engagements in England and is one of the more findly remembered one-shot soul hits of its period, but it was only a one-shot - he was never able to duplicate its success despite several tries.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bandcamp Update


During the past year I've been going over all the songs and albums that I've posted on Bandcamp, and I've remastered, re-tweeked and re-imagined virtually everything. So if you have listened to a particular record in the past, you might want to give it another shot. And if you do download, please donate.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dino, Desi and Billy


Yeah, they were a cool little band. But would they have gotten a deal if they didn't have relatives in high places?

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Julie Budd


Had a request for this Babs look-alike. Sorry that some of the tracks wobble a bit.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

David Geddes


Some more gum for you, this one in the mode of Bo Donaldson with some disco touches. Most of it is pretty silly, but the title track is a great teenage tragedy song.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Street People


A sort of sub-Archies record, with Rupert Holmes doing his best Ron Dante impression. By the way, I've installed a "Donate" button on the right (the link was not working, but now it is). Give early and often.

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Queen Anne's Lace


With its sunshiny girl/boy singing, this is an album very much in the mold of the Free Design.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Thomas and Richard Frost


Had a request for this one, a pleasant set of country-rock recordings from this Mateo, Calif.-based duo.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

The Mind Expanders


What's happening? According to the back cover of this record, mad "mod" clothes, op art, pop art, uninhibited dancing, and far-out "psychedelic" music - that's what's happening. Speaking of what's happening, Mondo Exploito just passed the 100,000-visitor mark.

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