Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sincerely, Samantha Fuller


Before she passed away late last year, Samantha and I managed to lay down dozens of vocal tracks that I have now assembled into an album that, hopefully, pays tribute to her unique talent. Here, then, is the first - and last - Samantha Fuller record. Rest in peace, Sam.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Rockbuster


Guess I'm digging on these comps. If you have anything along similar lines, please share.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Barbaric Poems


The day it veers toward twilight
But it's not like you could tell
Snow's crunching under sneakers
In the distance rings a bell
A crow is winging overhead
Hello and farewell

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Friday, March 10, 2017

A Few Requests














Terry Baxter: "Feelin' Groovy"

Would anyone have rips of these they'd be willing to share? If so, please put you link in the comments. And for those of you who hit me up for re-ups, you might get what you want if you contribute. This should be a two-way street.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Teen Sound


What I dig about comps like these is the odd selection of artists. You got your Dylan, your Donovan ... and your Bobby Vinton. Guess that must've been what teens wanted.

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The Metropolitan Pops Orchestra


Positively easy listening street.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Bartel


Mixing it up here with some jazz/soul/funk coolness from the Perception label.

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Undersound / Uppersoul


Another comp from ABC/Probe featuring a motley assortment of tracks, some hits, some misses.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Vince Martin


Rare second solo record from Vince Martin, a bud of dolphin man Fred Neil.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

The Sounds of Sunshine


With thanks to Derrick Bostrom, here's a another request filled. Sort of the Lettermen on quaaludes.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Wilderness Years


Days roll along
One into the other
All the time in the world, it seems
The next thing you know
There's one less day
And slightly taller weeds

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Frank Kinsel


After years of searching, I finally tracked down this sucker (at a price I could afford). His voice and style reminds me of Tims Buckley and Hardin. Hope you like it as much as I do.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Copy Cats


For a band of copy cats, this one is pretty fooking great. Thanks so much to Lee for sending this one ... and all you who have made contributions (you know who you are).

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Christopher Kearney


By request, here's a re-re-up of my vinyl rip of Canadian Chris Kearney's debut.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Sounds of Sunshine


Let a little sunshine in. BTW, if anyone has Sounds of Sunshine's "Best Years of Our Lives" album, please share.

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

L'Avventura


And what happened to us
Is what happens to everyone
Sooner or later
And later is sooner than we think


All of the free monthly downloads that Bandcamp allows got used up in the very first day. Please consider purchasing. Thanks.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Songs for a Blue Girl


Nothing goes right
Never has, never will
Won't ever be happy
Can't feel the thrill
Nothing will change her
Lord knows I've tried
Used my best jokes
And she merely sighed

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Snow Day





What Astrid and I did on her snow day.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Swingin' Sounds for Secret Agents


I want to thank the one (!) person who actually donated to the Bandcamp/ACLU campaign from this site. Not a lot, considering how many page visits I get on a daily basis. I did receive some unsupportive messages (including one guy who accused me of me ranting and being mentally unstable), and that's disheartening considering that the ACLU is there for anyone whose civil rights are being violated. The air is thick now with disinformation, lunacy and hatred. Music can help clear some of that air, and for those who think it shouldn't, perhaps they should listen to some early Dylan records. If the spirit still moves you, please consider donating directly to the ACLU.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

The Top-40 Song Book


Another obscuro, this one featuring intros of "tunes made famous by the Beatles" et al., set to some stellar David Axelrod arrangements. Sorry about the snaps, crackles and pops (the vinyl had someone's greasy fingerprints all over it), although I think it adds a certain period charm. BTW, for those of you who barrage me with requests for re-ups and whatnot: This is not a store and I am not the customer service department. If you want something, why not also make a contribution?

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

P.K. and the Sound Explosion


Here's a pretty decent Pickwick knockoff, featuring soundalike band P.K. and the Sound Explosion, who released other records performing songs by the Beach Boys, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, and the disco collection I posted below. Is it me, or does the woman who sings on the final track sound like Phoebe Snow? BTW, if you have any P.K., please feel free to share them.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

P.K. and the Sound Explosion


Here's a record that's got to be the very essence of exploito: a bunch of studio hacks knocking out disco versions of the hits of the day.

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Rusty Kerhsaw


Strange and funky record from strange and funky Neil Young brah. For more, check out "On the Beach," my personal fav NY album.

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Zachariah


While we're on an ABC/Dunhill/Probe tip, here's a cool and funky OST.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Just a Taste


With its weirdly erotic cover, this rare-as-heck Dunhill comp shows off the label's wildly eclectic roster at the time (Alice Coltraine, Genesis, Van Der Graff, Jimmy Witherspoon). No wonder they went out of business.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Green Lyte Sunday


This soft-rock outfit from Dayton with Cyrkle connections managed to land on RCA, releasing this here record before fading into obscurity.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Jazz Set


I'm back with a new burner. Hopefully this one will last a little longer than the last (which wasn't that long). Thanks to those that contributed!

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Easy Listening Moods


Something from the A&M roster for you. BTW, my outboard CD burner (which allows me to make these rips for you) has gone haywire and I need to get a new one. You could help me out by making a donation (hint: click the DONATE button on the right). Or better yet, buy my new album HERE for $5, and you'll get something for your money. Burners cost around $30, so if just a few of you contribute I could get one right quick. Thanks.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Brutalismo


Twelve instros in a brutal time.


BTW, it looks like some of you have been busy downloading this, so much so that I've exceeded this month's free-download allotment, and now Bandcamp has kicked my stuff into automatic pay mode. So if you want to play, you got to pay. For five bucks, you could do worse.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

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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