Willie Hutch Was a Legendary Writer/Arranger/Producer for the 5th Dimension and for the Motown Label, Co-Writing the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There” Among Many Other Hits
Hutch Also Composed the Cult Classic Film Scores for the Blaxploitation Films The Mack and Foxy Brown
In 1977, He Joined Fellow Motown Producer Norman Whitfield’s Whitfield Label and Cut Two Long Sought-After Disco-Funk Albums, In Tune & Midnight Dancer
Both Albums Make Their Worldwide CD Debut with This Real Gone Music Release
In Tune Includes the Hits “All American Funkathon” and “Paradise”
Both Albums Include Added Photos
Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti
WILLIE HUTCH: In Tune. CD
Willie Hutch got his first big break writing, producing and arranging songs for the 5th Dimension, but when he penned the lyrics to the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There;” Berry Gordy immediately hired him as a Motown writer, arranger and producer. After co-writing songs for Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, the Miracles and others, Hutch stepped into the spotlight as an artist in his own right for Motown, becoming a go-to Blaxploitation film score composer (The Mack; Foxy Brown) and scoring hits with “Brother’s Gonna Work It Out,” “Slick” and “Love Power.” But in 1977, Willie joined fellow Motown producer Norman Whitfield’s own Whitfield label, and the following year cut this disco/funk classic, which married Whitfield’s trademark psychedelic soul sound to his own sharp songwriting, with a bit of Barry White thrown into the mix. Long requested by soul and disco fans across the globe, this record features the R&B chart hits “All American Funkathon” and “Paradise,” and makes its worldwide CD debut with this Real Gone release. Gene Sculatti’s liner notes explore Willie’s distinguished career.
1. And All Hell Broke Loose
3. All American Funkathon
4. Anything Is Possible If You Believe in Love
5. Come On and Dance with Me
6. Easy Does It
7. Hip Shakin’ Sexy Lady
8. Nothing Lasts Forever
WILLIE HUTCH: Midnight Dancer. CD
Willie Hutch got his first big break writing, producing and arranging songs for the 5th Dimension, but when he penned the lyrics to the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There;” Berry Gordy immediately hired him as a Motown writer, arranger and producer. After co-writing songs for Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, the Miracles and others, Hutch stepped into the spotlight as an artist in his own right for Motown, becoming a go-to Blaxploitation film score composer (The Mack; Foxy Brown) and scoring hits with “Brother’s Gonna Work It Out,” “Slick” and “Love Power.” But in 1977, Willie joined fellow Motown producer Norman Whitfield’s own Whitfield label, where he made a pair of disco/funk classics that married Whitfield’s trademark psychedelic soul sound to his own sharp songwriting, with a bit of Barry White thrown into the mix. Long requested by soul and disco fans across the globe, this is the second (1979) album Willie made for Whitfield; it makes its worldwide CD debut with this Real Gone release. Gene Sculatti’s liner notes explore Willie’s distinguished career.
1. Disco Thang
2. Midnight Dancer
3. Kelly Green
4. Never Let You Be Without Love
5. Everyday Love
6. Deep in Your Love
7. Everybody Needs Money
8. Down Here on Disco Street
Rick Wakeman’s Criminal Record Ranks as One of the Yes Keyboardist’s Strongest Solo Efforts and Charted Worldwide
Recorded in 1977 Right After He Rejoined Yes for the Going for the One Album
Features Chris Squire and Alan White from Yes
Previously Available Domestically Only on a Limited-Edition, Long Out-of-Print Release
Added Liner Notes by Bill Kopp
Includes Original Inner Sleeve Text
RICK WAKEMAN: Rick Wakeman’s Criminal Record. CD
Rick Wakeman was always something of a maverick within the proggy confines of Yes, so it’s no surprise that for his seventh solo release—recorded right after he rejoined Yes in 1977 for the Going for the One album—he turned to the transgressive subjects of crime, punishment and villainy.
A Key Volume and the First '60s Concert from the Legendary Series of Live Grateful Dead Recordings
One of Dead Archivist Dick Latvala’s Favorite Shows
Dick’s Picks Vol.16 Captures a Real Turning Point in the Band’s History, the Premiere of Country- Tinged Material from the Forthcoming Wake of the Flood Album
Also Features a Monumental, 90-Minute Medley of “Dark Star”/”The Other One”/”Dark Star”/ ”Uncle John’s Band Jam”/”St. Stephen”/”The Eleven”/”Caution”/”Feedback”
A Perfect Companion Set to the Live Dead Album
OUT OF PRINT FOR YEARS!
GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 16—Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 11/8/69 (3-CD Set)
Reputedly one of Dead archivist Dick Latvala’s favorite concerts, and the first of the Dick’s Picks series to present a ‘60s show, Vol. 16 or, more specifically, disc one of Vol. 16, captures a crucial turning point in the band’s history. There you will find embryonic versions of the songs that were to form Workingman’s Dead, as the group begins to steer away from the psychedelic, blues-based jamming of their early years towards the country-rock pole star that was to guide much of their early ‘70s music (and the friendly hometown crowd at the Fillmore proves the ideal audience for the premiere of the new material).
Along with Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago, The Ides of March Were One of the Great, Progressive “Horn Bands” of the Late ‘60s & Early ‘70s
The Ides Formed in October 2014 and Have Stayed Together Ever Since; 2014 Marks Their 50th Anniversary as a Band
Vehicle Is Their Most Popular Album
Title Song Went to #2 on the Charts
Expanded Edition Includes Four Single Bonus Sides
Richie Unterberger’s Notes Includes Quotes from Jim Peterik and Larry Millas
THE IDES OF MARCH: Vehicle (Expanded Edition). CD
With our release of well-received titles by Blood, Sweat & Tears and Tower of Power, we at Real Gone have become something of a home for the great “horn bands” of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, and with our reissue of The Ides of March’s classic Vehicle album on the 50th anniversary of the band’s founding, we are bringing another one into the fold. “The Ides” began in a basement in the Chicago suburb of Berwyn on October 16th, 1964, and have stayed together ever since; only the Rolling Stones really rival them for longevity.
Ray Griff Is a Country Music Giant, with Over 40 American and Canadian Hits to His Credit and Over 700 Songs Written for the Biggest Names in the Business
The Entertainer—Greatest U.S. & Canadian Hits Is the First-Ever Comprehensive Compilation of His Work
Includes 24 Chart Hits Taken from Seven Different Labels
All Original Versions
Includes Such Classics as “If I Let Her Come In,” “The Mornin’ After Baby Let Me Down,” “You Ring My Bell,” and “The Entertainer”
Greg Adams’ Notes Feature Quotes from Ray Griff Himself
Includes Pictures from Griff’s Private Archive
RAY GRIFF: The Entertainer—Greatest U.S. & Canadian Hits. CD
Ray Griff earned his nickname, “The Entertainer,” by being one of the hardest working artists in country music. As a singer, he charted over 40 hits from the 1960s onward, and as a songwriter, he wrote over 700 songs for the biggest stars of country music: George Jones, Jim Reeves, Conway Twitty, Eddy Arnold, Dolly Parton, Mel Tillis, Ray Price, and many others.
Esther Phillips Grew Up as a Child Star (Little Esther) and Became One of the Most Distinctive R&B/Jazz Stylists of the ‘70s & ‘80s
Alone Again Naturally, Produced by Creed Taylor in 1973 for His Own Kudu Label, Was a Top 20 Jazz and Top 30 R&B Album
Features Arrangements by Don Sebesky
Musicians Include Hank Crawford, George Benson, Ron Carter, Maceo Parker, Billy Cobham,
Richard Tee, Cornell Dupree and Other Giants
This Expanded Edition Includes Two Bonus Live Tracks from a 1972 Hollywood Bowl Show Featuring Accompaniment by an All-Star Cast
Liner Notes by A. Scott Galloway
ESTHER PHILLIPS: Alone Again Naturally (Expanded Edition). CD
Following the 1972 release of her groundbreaking From A Whisper To A Scream album, Esther Phillips—who had enjoyed hits as a child star (Little Esther) in the ‘50s and as a R&B/jazz stylist in the ‘60s—was experiencing a career rejuvenation with Creed Taylor’s Kudu label after kicking a long-time drug addiction and a spell in rehab.
Ullanda McCullough Was One of the Most In-Demand Session Singers of the ‘70s & ‘80s, with Credits Ranging from Blood, Sweat & Tears to Roberta Flack to Carly Simon
Ullanda McCullough and WatchingYou,Watching Me, the two albums she cut for Atlantic Records in the early ‘80s, have never been on CD
Her Self-Titled Album Was Written and Produced in Its Entirety by the Famed Team of Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson
Watching You,Watching Me Was Produced by Renowned Arranger/Conductor Bert DeCoteaux and Features Vocal Arrangements by Luther Vandross
Musicians Include Marcus Miller, Eric Gale, Ray Chew, Tawatha Agee, Brenda White, Ralph MacDonald and Other Luminaries
Includes a Bonus Track, a Single Edit of “Bad Company"
Liner Notes by David Nathan Feature Quotes from Valerie SimpsonAVAILABLE September 30, 2014 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON
ULLANDA McCULLOUGH: Ullanda McCullough/Watching You, Watching Me. CD
One of the most respected and active session singers of the mid-‘70s and early ‘80s, Ullanda McCullough’s distinctive voice could be heard on numerous popular jingles (including 1971’s Coca-Cola campaign, “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing”) as well as albums by Eddie Floyd, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Patti Austin, Cissy Houston, Bionic Boogie, Carly Simon, Chic, Roberta Flack, Diana Ross, the soundtrack for the movie The Wiz and Ashford & Simpson, with whom she toured as a primary background vocalist during the late ‘70s. In 1979, Ullanda recorded her first solo album (Love Zone) for Ocean/Ariola Records before signing with Atlantic Records where she recorded two albums, a 1981 self-titled set and 1982’s Watching You, Watching Me. Real Gone Music in association with SoulMusic Records is proud to present the worldwide CD debut of these two rare LPs, together on a two-on-one CD.
The Younger Sister of Dionne Warwick, Dee Dee Warwick Enjoyed a Sterling Career in Her Own Right as a Lead and Back-Up Soul Singer
Dionne Herself Called Dee Dee “The Singer in the Family!”
The Complete Atco Recordings Includes 35 Tracks on Two Compact Discs
Features a Full Dozen Unreleased Recordings
Includes the Hits “She Didn’t Know (She Kept On Talking),” “Cold Night in Georgia” and “Suspicious Minds”
Notes by SoulMusic Records Founder David Nathan
Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision
DEE DEE WARWiCK: The Complete Atco Recordings (2-CD Set)
It’s not easy being a singer and the younger sister of music legend Dionne Warwick, but Dee Dee Warwick contributed a rich body of soulful recordings from the early ‘60s all the way into the mid-‘80s. While she didn’t attain the same international recognition afforded her sibling, the two-time Grammy-nominated Warwick more than earned her place in the soul music pantheon. Indeed, as Dionne herself put it succinctly in a note for a 1996 compilation of some of Dee Dee’s Atco work, “Dee Dee is the singer in the family…”
The Shirelles Were One of the Greatest Girl Groups of All Time
Their 1971 & 1972 LPs Happy and in Love and Shirelles Make Their Worldwide CD Debuts Here
Includes Three Non-LP RCA Single Sides as Bonus Tracks
Liner Notes by David Cole Include Quotes from Shirley Alston of the Shirelles
Remastered at Battery Studios in New York
THE SHIRELLES: Happy and in Love/Shirelles. CD
One of the pioneering girl groups of the ‘60s, The Shirelles (originally Shirley Alston nee Owens, Doris Coley, Micki Harris and Beverly Lee) were the mainstay act at New York-based Scepter Records for a number of years, scoring hits with such classic songs as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (considered the first No. 1 single by a girl group), ““Dedicated to the One I Love,” “Baby It’s You” and “Soldier Boy” (another No. 1 single).
July 2014 Marks the 40th Anniversary of Cass Elliot’s Untimely Passing
This Expanded Edition of Her Last Album Don’t Call Me Mama Anymore Collects Her Final Recordings
Includes Five Bonus Tracks, Two Unreleased
Features Rare Photos and Notes by Cass Elliot Expert Richard Barton Campbell
Remastered at Battery Studios in New York
Released with the Full Support of Cass Elliot’s Daughter Owen Elliot
Captures the Great Lady as a Fantastically Talented Cabaret Singer
CASS ELLIOT: Don’t Call Me Mama Anymore Plus Rarities—Her Final Recordings. CD
It is very hard to believe, but July 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Cass Elliot’s passing, and we at Real Gone are commemorating the occasion with a deluxe reissue of the great lady’s final album, garnished with five bonus tracks.
- 1965’s How to Stuff aWild Bikini Was the Last of the Vintage Beach Party Movies, and the Last Appearance Together on Screen of Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello until 1987
- This Real Gone Music Title Is the Only True Original Soundtrack Release from the Beach Party Film Series
- Presented in Rare Stereo from the Original Tapes
- Features Performances by Annette Funicello, Lu Ann Simms, Mickey Rooney, Harvey Lembeck and The Kingsmen
- Added Photos
HOW TO STUFF A WILD BIKINI: Original Stereo Soundtrack CD
Cowabunga! Real Music Gone has great news for surfin' soundtrack fans—this summer we are releasing the original soundtrack to the wackiest of all of the Beach Party films—How to Stuff a Wild Bikini—in glorious STEREO and mastered from the original tapes. Featuring standout tracks by Annette Funicello and spotlight band The Kingsmen (of "Louie, Louie" fame), this is the ONLY TRUE ORIGINAL soundtrack release from the much-loved Beach Party series.
Along with Martin Denny & Arthur Lyman, Gene Rains Is One of the Big Three of Exotica Conductor/Composers
Nevertheless, None of Rains’ Albums Have Come Out on CD, and His Work Has Never Been Anthologized
Far Away Lands—The Exotic Music of Gene Rains Includes 19 Tracks Taken from All Three of His Classic Decca Albums
Liner Notes by Randy Poe
Art and Sound Assistance by Mark Riddle a.k.a. DigiTiki, the Man Behind the Popular Podcast “The Quiet Village”
Striking Front Cover Art Features MeduSirena the Fire-Eating Mermaid
Long Awaited Release for Tiki Devotees
GENE RAINS: Far Away Lands—The Exotic Music of Gene Rains. CD
Among devotees of exotica music and tiki culture, vibraphonist Gene Rains is one of the Big Three of exotica – Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman being the other two. (Though Les Baxter had some notable releases in the genre, exotica was not his primary focus, so he isn’t generally considered in the same league as the Big Three). Yet, while Denny and Lyman have seen their entire album catalogs come out on CD, and many collections compiled of their work, to date Gene Rains has remained a true cult figure, with NONE of his albums released on compact disc. Part of the reason for that is because the man himself is a bit of a mystery.
The Dream Academy Was One of the Most Artistically Ambitious British Bands of the ‘80s
The Morning Lasted All Day—A Retrospective Is the First Comprehensive Collection of Their Work and the Definitive Dream Academy Package
Painstakingly Compiled, Comprehensively Annotated and Carefully Remastered by the Dream Academy’s Nick Laird-Clowes
Includes 24 Tracks on Two Compact Discs
Includes the Hits “Life in a Northern Town” and “The Love Parade” Plus Key Album Tracks
Also Features the unreleased songs “Living in a War” and “The Chosen Few” (Both with David Gilmour of Pink Floyd on Guitar), and “The Last Day of the War"
Other Rarities Include the Unreleased Instrumental of “Power to Believe” from the John Hughes Film Trains, Planes & Automobiles; the Rare B-Side “Girl in a Million” and the Rare 12” track “The Demonstration”
Among the Guest Musicians (Besides Gilmour, Who Co-Produces Many of the Tracks) Are Johnny Marr, Lindsey Buckingham, Polystyrene and J.D. Souther
Booklet Includes Photos from the Band’s Personal Archive Plus Images from a Lost Session by Famed Photographer Arthur Elgort
The Collection Winds Up with a New Song, “Sunrising”
THE DREAM ACADEMY: The Morning Lasted All Day—A Retrospective (2-CD Set)
With their varied instrumentation, intimate song stylings, and poetic, allusive lyrics, the Dream Academy always stood apart from their ‘80s British rock brethren; that they dedicated their hit song, “Life in a Northern Town,” to Nick Drake and minimalist composer Steve Reich spoke volumes as to the reach of their intellectual and artistic ambition.
The New York Community Choir (NYCC) Formed in the Late ‘60s and First Came into Prominence on Poet Nikki Giovanni’s Album The Truth Is on Its Way
TheTitleTracktoTheir1978Album Make Every Day Count Has Become an Enduring Anthem for Gospel and R&B Fans
Arranged by Saturday Night Live Band Co-Leader Leon Pendarvis
Features Top-Flight Session men Like Paul Shaffer, Will Lee, Steve Gadd and Richard Tee
Expanded Edition Includes Two Bonus 12” Single Versions
Liner Notes by Soul Music Records Founder David Nathan
Remastered at Sony’s Battery Studios
THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY CHOIR: Make Every Day Count (Expanded Edition). CD
Formed in the early '70s as an offshoot of the popular, Grammy-nominated Isaac Douglas Singers, The New York Community Choir originally consisted of some one hundred members under the direction of Benny Diggs and included prominent writer Arthur Freeman
X’s Classic 4th Album, Back in Print in a Remastered and Expanded Edition!
Features Such Favorites as “I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts,” “Breathless,” “Devil Doll” and “Hot House”
Includes Lyrics, Liner Notes and Copious Photos
Produced by the Doors’ Ray Manzarek
Four Bonus Tracks
X: More Fun in the New World (Expanded & Remastered Edition). CD
1983’s More Fun in the New World marked yet another masterpiece for X; produced, like their first three albums, by ex-Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, it offered a surplus of great songs, highlighted by the riposte to the Reagan years ballad “I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts” and the rockers “Breathless,” Devil Doll” and “Hot House.”
With 21 Pop Chart Hits to His Credit, Ronnie Dove Was One of the Most Popular Vocalists of the Mid-‘60s
The Complete Original Chart Hits 1964-1969 Includes Every Pop Chart Hit, All Original Recordings for the Diamond Label
In Vastly Superior Sound to Previous Compilations, Taken Mostly from Newly Available Tape Sources
Remastered at Capitol Mastering Studios by Evren Göknar and Marty Wekser
Liner Notes by Joseph Lanza Feature Quotes from Ronnie Dove
Never Before Seen Photos and Memorabilia
The first 100 customers to order the CD from us will receive a copy SIGNED BY RONNIE DOVE HIMSELF!!! First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed.
RONNIE DOVE: The Complete Original Chart Hits 1964-1969. CD
He notched over 20 hits and was a fixture on the charts throughout the mid-‘60s, but to date Ronnie Dove has not received the definitive retrospective he deserves, as inferior-sounding album reissues and compilations have cluttered up the marketplace.
Led by Ellen “Spanky” McFarlane, Spanky & Our Gang Was One of the Quintessential Singles Bands of the ‘ 60s
The Complete Mercury Singles Is the First-Ever Collection of Their Classic Single Sides, All in Their Original Mono Mixes as Heard on the Radio
Features Such Timeless Hits as “Sunday Will Never Be the Same,” “Lazy Day” and “Like to Get to Know You”
Liner Notes by Ed Osborne
The Essential Single-CD Spanky & Our Gang Retrospective
The first 125 customers to order the CD from us will receive a copy SIGNED by Ms. McFarlane HERSELF!!! First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed. AUTOGRAPH VERSION IS SOLD OUT BUT THE REGULAR VERSION IS STILL AVAILABLE
Spanky and our Gang: The Complete Mercury Singles. CD
Having compiled the singles of such hit-happy artists as Gary Lewis & the Playboys and the Grass Roots, Real Gone Music now turns its attention to another quintessential ‘60s singles band, Spanky and Our Gang, with a 21-track collection that includes every unique A and B-side the band released on Mercury during their spectacular 1966-69 stint with the label!
The Legendary Series of Live Grateful Dead Shows, Handpicked from the Vault
Dick’s Picks Vol. 17 Captures the Twin Keyboard Line-Up of Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick
Includes a Full Show from the Boston Garden and a Bonus Half Hour from Greensboro, NC
Features the Band’s First-Ever Performance of Paul McCartney’s “That Would Be Something” and the First Appearance on Record of Dylan’s “The Mighty Quinn”
Prime, Late-Period Dead, Out of Print for Years!
GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 17—Boston Garden 9/25/91 (3-CD Set)
This Pick was, at the time it was released, chronologically the latest live show in the Grateful Dead discography, and it’s still the second latest concert to be officially released in their vast library. And it chronicles a very special period in Dead history, when Bruce Hornsby sat in with the band to form, along with former Tube Vince Welnick, a formidable, two-pronged keyboard attack.
In Her Role as Flower Child Julie Barnes on The Mod Squad, Model-Turned-Actress Peggy Lipton Was One of the Most Recognizable Faces of Her Generation
In 1968, the Year The Mod Squad Premiered, Lipton Cut a Self-Titled Album for Lou Adler’s Ode Label
The Complete Ode Recordings Reissues Her Lone Album for the First Time in the U.S., and Adds 8 Bonus Tracks That Have Never Been on CD
Features the Songs “Stoney End,” “Lu” and “Wear Your Love Like Heaven”
Also Features a Collaboration with Jimmy Webb on “Red Clay County Line”
Deluxe Wallet Packaging Mimics Original Gatefold Album Layout
Liner Notes by Joe Marchese
Added Photos and Picture Sleeve Art
PEGGY LIPTON: The Complete Ode Recordings. CD
Model-turned-actress Peggy Lipton was (and is) one of the great beauties of her generation, and in her role as flower child Julie Barnes on The Mod Squad, became the “It Girl” during the show’s late-‘60s/early-‘70s run. The same year (1968) that she premiered on the show, Peggy also unveiled her formidable singing talent on a self-titled album produced by Lou Adler and released on his Ode record label.
British Invasion Superstar Lulu (“To Sir with Love”) Came to the U.S. In the Late ‘60s to Record with Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler, the Same Production Team That Made Dusty in Memphis
The Atco Sessions 1969-1972 Includes Both Albums Lulu Made for Atco, New Routes and Melody Fair
2-CDSet Also Includes an Album’s Worth of Unreleased Material Produced by Dowd, Plus Singles and Other Rarities
Features the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Jim Dickinson’s Dixie Flyers, Plus Duane Allman, Cornell Dupree and Eddie Hinton on Guitar
Compilation Previously Came Out Only in the UK for a Brief Time and Sells for Triple Digits Online
Real Gone Release Includes New Liner Notes by Richie Unterberger
LULU: The Atco Sessions 1969-1972. (2-CD Set)
Atco/Atlantic had struck artistic and commercial gold when they brought Dusty Springfield to the States to record with Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd and topnotch Southern session musicians, so it made sense for the label to introduce another great British pop-soul singer, Lulu, to the same stellar production team. And Lulu, who had just married Bee Gee (and Atco label-mate) Maurice Gibb, didn’t need much convincing given the success of Dusty in Memphis.