Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ghosting


I am not here
And you are not there
Nobody is anywhere, anywhere
I thought that I knew you
A humble boast
I thought that I knew you
But you're a ghost

Cover girl: Susan Gil, whereabouts unknown

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Sanford and Son


Thanks to Jimmy Holcomb, here's the super rare "Sanford and Son" soundtrack, which features the title theme song along with comedy sketches from the show.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Faces


Obscure John Cassavettes soundtrack, which features Charlie Smalls, who once tried to teach Davy Jones a thing or three about rhythm.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

David Briggs


Yes, this is that David Briggs, the scary-ass mofo who worked with such greats as Elvis Presley, J.J. Cale, Johnny Cash, and, of course, Neil Young. He made this one solo record, and it's a pretty funky collection of hits-of-the-day.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

California Brass


Apparently Buck Owens and his cohorts wanted in on the Tijuana Brass craze. But in its way this is actually a pretty cool little record - little in that it's only 20 minutes long. They probably knocked out the whole shebang between 11:30 and lunchtime.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ellie Greenwich


Another one of Ellie's solo records, in which the former Brill Building songstress attempted to stake out her own identity as a solo performer. Alas, this came and went with barely a ripple. A shame.

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Ellie Greenwich


By request, here is one of Ellie's rare solo outings.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Joyce Everson


Female singer/songwriter from the '70s with connections to Peter Frampton and Chevy Chase.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Something Strange


Never fit in here
Never fit in there
No matter how I tried
I never fit in anywhere
Did what I could
To accomodate
But all of my efforts were in vain
And that's how it always will remain

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Great Metropolitan Steam Band


If ragtime and vaudeville are your thing, then this record is for you. By request.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Alex Harvey



Here are two records by U.S. artist Alexander Harvey, responsible for penning such songs as "Delta Dawn" (by Tanya Tucker), "Reuben James" (by Kenny Rogers), and "Rings" (a country hit by the Glaser Brothers and a pop hit by Cymarron). Sourced from my vinyl. Still hoping for someone to come through with his other solo releases (see wish list below).

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Alex Harvey


Here, with many thanks to our buddy Rich, is Harvey's "True Love" record.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Alex Harvey


Finally managed to track down Alex Harvey's fantastic self-titled album. The vinyl was a little scratchy, but I tried to clean it up the best I could. Enjoy.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Alex Harvey


Yet another wonderful Alex Harvey record, freshly ripped. Still looking for his self-titled album. If you have it, please put a link in the comments.

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Ron Frangipane


Solidly performed and beautifully recorded interpretations of one of my favorite singer/songwriters.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Wolves


I stand accused
Of a wrong I did not do
And I sound nervous in my deposition
You see, innocence's a trick of paperwork
Whereas guilt is the human condition

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Joanne Vent


Pretty awesome and very obscure soul-mama record from Ms. Vent.

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The Soul Society


Here's an exploito album that doesn't sound like an exploito album. Very well played funky beats and breaks.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Joe Beck


This one has an interesting backstory. Beck negotiated a $100,000 advance from Verve Forecast, but squandered it all on partying during the month that the album was supposed to have been completed. Necessity being the mother of invention, he forged ahead almost single-handedly, recording nearly all the of vocal, guitar, bass, and piano parts on his own. Drummer Donald McDonald, who also played with Tim Hardin, was the only other full-time musician on the album, although trumpeter Randy Brecker, bassist Don Payne, and guitarist Danny Whitten from Crazy Horse make appearances as well. "Nature Boy" mixes a number of disparate ingredients, but does an excellent job of blending them all together. Overall, the sound of this album can best be described as psychedelic rock played with a jazz sensibility.

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Leon Russell


Released in 1973, shortly after the success of his single "Tightrope," "Looking Back" contains instrumental tracks that were recorded in the mid-1960s, featuring Russell on harpsichord, Tommy Tedesco on guitar, Jimmy Bend on bass, and Earl Palmer on drums. Neither the record nor album sleeve give writing credits for any of the songs.

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