Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Electric Indian


A funky exploito set put together by Len Barry (and featuring Vince Montana on vibes and Daryl Hall on keyboards), this is actually a pretty decent, well-recorded record.

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Monday, December 26, 2016

Past Imperfect


It's been this way
For more than 60 years
And it's highly likely
That it will always be
So I'm putting a stop
To this pointless charade
I'm telling you
That you are dead to me


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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Viva!


Here's yet another Capitol Stereo Showcase compilation, sent by fellow blogger Heidi, who said she thought of me when she spotted it at a local thrift store. Sharity lives!

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Time to Get It Together


And the hits keep a-comin'. Sort of.

Update: Check the comments for some nice shares from October Country.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Sugar Bears


Some soon-to-be-famous names were slumming it on this tasty nugget.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Solitary Dreams


Not a bad song in the bunch if you go in for this sort of thing. Which, of course, I do.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tony Scotti


By request, here's a re-up. For those of you that want additional re-ups, check the Wish List below and contribute to this site.
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Wings


Nice little slice of Capitol's roster from the '70s, presented to you in collaboration with the five and dime TG&Y. Interesting that no songs on this would even be close to being a hit, but, jeez, there's some good shit on here.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Absalom


He asked us all to follow him
And follow him we did
We let the devil out of his box
And we can't put back the lid


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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The New Classic Singers


Lightening up the mood, here's a fresh vinyl rip of the New Classic Singers, singing, as they say, today's new classics.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tango


Here's a very cool, obscure mid-'70s record on A&M. Came and went without a stir, which is a shame.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Today's Great Popular Favorites


Yep, today's great popular favorites ... or rather, yesterday's. And were they all that popular?

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Sounds of the Seventies Orchestra


Fulfilling my own request, here is a fab collection of instros from the Capitol tower.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Diary of a Plague Year


We think we're at our peak
We look at how high we can reach
But like Sisyphus
We go a-tumbling down
We go to church
And we pray for our souls to be saved
The water's rising
And we're scared we'll drown
Can you see Him
God is sleeping


A donation of any amount would be greatly appreciated. On an unrelated note, check out the 20th Anniversary Edition of DJ Shadow's "Endtroducing." It features lots of bonuses, including extensive liner notes by yours truly.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Kusudo & Worth


An article on the Custom Fidelity label in the recent issue of Ugly Things brought this haunting, homemade folky gem to my attention. Now I am bringing it to yours. Check out more Custom Fidelity tracks here.

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Groovie Goolies


Some bubblegum for your Halloween sack.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Behind Closed Doors at a Recording Session


One of the more curious posts I've tossed up here.

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Elsewhere


They fuck you up, your mum and dad
They may not mean to, but they do
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Very Soul of Me II


This record is a sequel to "The Very Soul of Me," which can be found HERE. On an unrelated note, the 20th Anniversary Edition of DJ Shadow's "Endtroducing" is about to be released. It will feature lots of bonuses, including liner notes by yours truly. Pick it up.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Friday, September 9, 2016

A Star Fell Down on Indiana


A star fell down on Indiana
Just like it did in the beginning of time
We all turned out to see what happened
Some of us laughed
Some of us cried
And together we held onto each other's hands
Until the last of us had died

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Steve Feldman


More obscure singer/songwriter stuff on the Evolution label. BTW, I'm being peppered with requests for re-ups, and I won't be performing that function anymore. So grab 'em while the links are still alive.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Breathe


Do you feel a certain pressure at night
Like something big pushing down on you
What do you think that it could be
Is it just this old wandering Jew
Oh I whisper in your ear
All the words you long to hear

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Stations of the Elevated


I wish there were some crazy cure
But all I can offer are these words
Write it all down, every detail
'Cause it will fly away like birds

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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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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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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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