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Friday
Jun192015

Grateful Dead​ Dick’s Picks Sale

By now, you all know about the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary
celebration and the live shows they are putting on to celebrate the
occasion. Well, we at Real Gone want to celebrate, too; and as the label
that has put out 30 volumes of live shows in the band’s Dick’s Picks
series, we have a lot to celebrate with! So, until the last note of the
last-ever Grateful Dead show fades sometime late at night on Sunday, July
5, we are putting selected volumes of the Dick’s Picks series ON SALE AT
20% OFF! Sale prices are limited to stock on hand…there’s no better way to
trace the steps of the band’s long, strange trip than by picking up these
sets.

http://shop.realgonemusic.com/collections/sale/cd


Tuesday
Jun162015

Real Gone Music is turning up the heat this Summer with a release schedule that just might be the most illustrious one in its proud history. 

Real Gone Music is turning up the heat this Summer with a release schedule that just might be the most illustrious one in its proud history. Leading off is another one of the label’s patented singles collection, this time focusing on the long-lost single sides of Steppenwolf, 38 songs strong and assembled after a worldwide search for the best audio sources, with track-by-track commentary by band leader and vocalist John Kay. The label then stays in the singles groove with a two-CD, 50-track set featuring the Atco/Atlantic singles of the late, great Ben E. King.

Then, Real Gone pays homage to another recently departed legend with a reissue of Someplace Else Now, the lone album Lesley Gore cut for the MoWest label. It makes its worldwide CD debut. And the label continues its rehabilitation of Dusty Springfield’s catalog with a collection of the sides she cut in the U.K. from 1970-1971, 17 hard-to-find tracks never before collected in one place.

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Thursday
Jun112015

STEPPENWOLF

  • Led by Vocalist John Kay and Featuring Dennis Edmonton a.k.a. Mars Bonfire, the Band Also Notched 11 More Charting Songs and 14 Charting Albums
  • Despite All Their Chart Success (and Prominent Inclusion in the Easy Rider Soundtrack), the Original 45 Mixes of Their Hit Singles Have Been Almost Impossible to Find on CD Due to a Lack of Tape Sources 
  • Now, Engineer Aaron Kannowski, Who Mastered Real Gone Music’s Acclaimed Grass Roots Singles Set, Has Scoured the World for the Best Audio Sources in Compiling The ABC/Dunhill Singles Collection 
  • Includes the A and B-Side of Every Steppenwolf Single* and Every John Kay Solo Single as Well 
  • Features, for the First Time Ever, a Good-Sounding Version of the Smash “Magic Carpet Ride” Single
  • Track-by-Track Commentary from John Kay Himself
  • Photos by Henry Diltz and Tom O’Neal nee Gundelfinger, Both of Whom Worked Closely with the Band During Their Heyday 
  • 38 Tracks on Two Compact Discs
  • The Ultimate Steppenwolf Package for the Devoted Fan Base of a Still-Touring Band 
  • Album Version of “Monster” Included at John Kay’s Special Request

AVAILABLE AUGUST 14, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

  

STEPPENWOLF: The ABC/Dunhill Singles Collection. (2-CD Set)

What was the hardest-rocking band ever to notch three Top Ten hits? For our money, it’s Steppenwolf. Formed from the Canadian band The Sparrow (including Dennis Edmonton a.k.a. Mars Bonfire), and led by vocalist John Kay, Steppenwolf scored with “Born to Be Wild,” “Magic Carpet Ride” and “Rock Me” in the space of nine months back in 1968-1969, and hit the charts eleven more times up though the mid-‘70s.

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Tuesday
Jun092015

JORGE BEN

  • Jorge Ben Is One of  Brazil’s Most Legendary Singer-Songwriters
  • His Unique Sound Transcends Any Stylistic Pigeonhole While Incorporating Elements of the Many Movements that Swept Brazilian Pop During the ‘60s and ‘70s
  • This 1972 Album, Ben, Made Him a Superstar in His Native Country
  • Includes Such Ben Classics as “Taj Mahal” and “Fio Maravilha”
  • Real Gone Music’s Limited Mini LP Sleeve Edition Exactly Replicates Original Album Art with Tip-On, “Old Style” Printing
  • Comes with Obi Extolling Selling Points
  • First Time on CD Outside of Brazil
  • LIMITED EDITION OF 2000

 AVAILABLE AUGUST 7, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

Jorge Ben: Ben (Limited Mini LP Sleeve Edition). CD

If there was one thing that all the movements that swept Brazilian popular music during the ‘60s and ‘70s—bossa nova, Jovem Guarda, Tropicalia, Música Popular Brasileira, samba soul, Black Rio—had in common, it was that they all revered Jorge Ben.

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Tuesday
Jun092015

MIKE BLOOMFIELD & NICK GRAVENITES

  •  The 1972 Film Steelyard Blues Reunited Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland, Fresh from Their Triumph in Klute
  • The Soundtrack Was Composed by Former Electric Flag Members Nick Gravenites and, in His First Release of Any Kind in Three Years, Legendary Guitarist Mike Bloomfield
  • Bloomfield and Gravenites Had Previously Composed the Soundtrack to Roger Corman’s Notorious B-Movie The Trip
  • Featured Performances by a Young Maria Muldaur and by Former Bloomfield Band-Mate Paul Butterfield, Along with Annie Sampson of Stoneground and Merl Saunders, Later to Collaborate with Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead
  • Soundtrack Offers a Spirited Mixture of Blues, Rock and Country, with Stinging Guitar Licks from Bloomfield
  • Liner Notes by Richie Unterberger
  • Domestic CD Debut

AVAILABLE AUGUST 7, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

Mike Bloomfield & Nick Gravenites: Steelyard Blues—Original Sound Track from the Motion Picture. CD

With a killer leading couple of Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland—fresh from their box office triumph co-starring in Klute—and a soundtrack by the Electric Flag’s Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites—with performances by Paul Butterfield and Maria Muldaur—you would think that the 1972 film Steelyard Blues would be better known than it is.

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Tuesday
Jun092015

ROBBIE ROBERTSON & ALEX NORTH

  •  The 1980 Film Carny Is One of the Great Lost Works in Former Band Guitarist Robbie Robertson’s Discography
  • Film Starred Jodie Foster, Gary Busey and Robertson in His First Major Acting Role
  • Robertson Composed the Soundtrack Along with Famed Composer Alex North (Cleopatra, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf)
  • Guest Musicians Include Dr. John and Randall Bramlett
  • Robertson’s Work on Carny Heralded a Whole New Direction in His Career Working as a Music Supervisor and Composer
  • Liner Notes by Rob Bowman Feature Copious Quotes from Robertson Himself
  • Worldwide CD Debut

 AVAILABLE AUGUST 7, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

Robbie Robertson & Alex North: Carny—Sound Track from the Motion Picture. CD

Though he was one of the three acting leads (along with Jodie Foster and Gary Busey) in the 1980 film Carny, it’s debatable how many fans of Robbie Robertson and his work with and without The Band are aware of this key release in his discography.

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Tuesday
Jun092015

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD

  •  Dusty Springfield Was and Is the Greatest Female Blue-Eyed Soul Singer of All Time
  • During Her 1968-1971 Period Recording for Atlantic in the U.S., Dusty Continued to Record for the Philips Label in England
  • That Material Was Never Released in the U.S. Except Decades Later in Piecemeal Fashion During the CD Era
  • Come for a Dream—The U.K. Sessions 1970-1971 Gathers All of Her “Orphaned” British Recordings from 1970-1971 Together in One Place for the First Time
  • Includes What Was Intended to Be a Complete Album Plus Singles and Outtakes
  • Notes by Joe Marchese
  • Rare Photos
  • The Perfect Companion Piece to  Real Gone Music’s Faithful Release

 AVAILABLE AUGUST 7, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

Dusty Springfield: Come for a Dream--The U.K. Sessions 1970-1971

During her 1968-1971 period with Atlantic Records in the United States, Dusty Springfield also continued to record material in England, where her Atlantic repertoire was released on Philips Records.

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Tuesday
Jun092015

LESLEY GORE

  • With Four Top Five Hits Before She Was 18, Lesley Gore Was Probably the Biggest Female Teen Idol of Her Era
  • Songs Like “You Don’t Own Me” Broke New Ground for Female Performers, and Later Gore Became a Pioneering LGBT Artist
  • Despite Her Exalted Status in Pop Music History, Her 1972 Album Someplace Else Now for Berry Gordy’s MoWest Label Has Never Been Released on CD
  • Gore Wrote or Co-Wrote Every Song on the Album
  • Songwriting Collaborators Include Ellen Weston and Gore’s Brother Michael, with Whom Lesley Wrote the Score to the Hit Movie Fame
  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision
  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese
  • With Gore’s Recent Passing, a Timely Release and a Lost Blue-Eyed Soul Classic

AVAILABLE AUGUST 7, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

Lesley Gore: Someplace Else Now. CD

It’s hard to overestimate the role Lesley Gore played in charting the course of popular music. Not only was she probably the biggest female teen idol of her era—with four Top Five hits before she was of legal age—but she broke out of the “girl singer” mold with “You Don’t Own Me,” the proto-feminist #2 hit that inspired generations of female singers to come, and served notice that she was much more than just a pretty face with a pretty voice (indeed; Gore ultimately became a pioneering LGBT performer).

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Tuesday
Jun092015

Ben E. King

  • The Late, Great Ben E. King (d. April 30, 2015) Was One of the Greatest Pop and Soul Singers of All Time
  • Between His Stint in the Drifters and His Solo Recordings, He Scored  37 Pop and 30 R&B Chart Hits
  • This 2-CD Set Includes the A and B-sides of All the Classic Singles He Recorded for the Atco/Atlantic Labels from 1960-1966
  • Features Such Legendary Songs as “Spanish Harlem,” “Stand by Me,” “Don’t Play That Song “You Lied)” and “Amor”
  • Many of the 50 Tracks Have Never Been Released on CD in the U.S., and Many More Have Never Been on CD Anywhere in Their Original Mono Single Versions
  • Tracks All from Original Tape Sources
  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision
  • Liner Notes by British Soul Music Expert and DJ Clive Richardson
  • Added Photos
  • The Songs That Made Ben E. King Famous in the Versions That Made Him Famous

AVAILABLE AUGUST 7, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

Ben E. King: The Complete Atco/Atlantic Singles Vol. 1 - 1960-1966. (2CD Set)

From his early days as a last-second replacement in the Drifters to his sterling solo career during which he scored a total of 31 pop and 24 R&B chart hits, the late, great Ben E. King was responsible for some of the most indelible recordings in pop music history.

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Wednesday
May202015

Free Shipping Sale!

Our website may look the same, but underneath the chassis a brand-new, powerful engine is purring. With the recent upgrade of our website back-end, we're now able to offer our customers all sorts of special sales-for the rest of this year and beyond, you're going to have more chances to save on our releases than ever before. And we're kicking things off with the special offer most requested by our customers: a  FREE SHIPPING SALE! From today through May 27, anything you order from our site will be shipped to you FREE OF CHARGE (applies to regular domestic shipping only, no international orders). Remember, the more you order, the more you save-add that to our already low prices and almost without exception you simply will not find our new or old releases for a cheaper all-in price anywhere else. This offer even extends to our exclusive autographed titles-but this FREE SHIPPING SALE only lasts a week, so don't wait too long to jump in!

Thursday
May072015

REAL GONE REVS UP FOR SUMMER WITH RONNY AND THE DAYTONAS

2-CD Set Featuring Their Complete Recordings Highlights June 30/July 10 Slate That Also Includes Limited-Edition Releases from the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Viscounts and Banana and the Bunch, a Deluxe Fanny Reissue and a Timely Grateful Dead Release 

Nothing says Summer like surf and hot rod music, and on June 30 Real Gone Music is paying tribute to one of the greatest bands ever to come down the (turn)pike, Ronny and the Daytonas, with a 2-CD, 48-track set featuring four unreleased tracks and notes from “Ronny” himself! Being from Nashville, Ronny and the Daytonas tossed a little country twang into their surfin’ sound; our next artist, the New Riders of the Purple Sage, also turned country on its head by injecting an unapologetic hippie ethos into their country-rock sound. On July 10, we are reissuing their classic The Adventures of Panama Red album on limited edition (of 1000) purple vinyl with the fantastic gatefold album artwork intact.

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Tuesday
May052015

NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE

  • The New Riders of the Purple Sage Began as Something of a Side Project for the Grateful Dead, but Earned a Devout Following on Their Own with Their Distinctive Brand of Hippie Country Rock
  • Their 1973 Release The Adventures of Panama Red Was Their Only Gold Record, and Boasted the FM Radio Hit “Panama Red” and Other Tall Countercultural Tales
  • Featured the Classic Line-Up of John Dawson, David Nelson, Dave Torbert, Buddy Cage and Ex-Jefferson Airplane Drummer Spencer Dryden
  • Songwriting Contributions by Peter Rowan (“Panama Red,” “Lonesome L.A. Cowboy”) and Robert Hunter (“Kick in the Head”)
  • Sidemen Included Buffy Sainte-Marie, Donna Godchaux and the Memphis Horns
  • Produced by Multi-Instrumentalist Norbert Putnam
  • Reissue Includes Original Gatefold Album Art Festooned with Comic Book Illustrations and Inner Sleeve Lyric Sheet
  • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC
  • Lacquer Cutting by Kevin Gray
  • LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 PURPLE VINYL RELEASE

 AVAILABLE JULY 10, 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW! 

NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE: The Adventures of Panama Red (Limited Edition Purple Vinyl Release) LP

If there was ever any doubt that the New Riders of the Purple Sage were the ultimate hippie country rock band—and having had Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead as early members meant that there wasn’t much—The Adventures of Panama Red put them to rest.

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Tuesday
May052015

RONNY AND THE DAYTONAS

  • Led by John “Bucky” Wilkin and Produced by Bill Justis, Nashville’s Ronny and the Daytonas Were One of the Greatest Surf ’N’ Hot Rod Combos of the ‘60s
  • Offered a Unique Sound Incorporating Country and Orchestral Elements into the Characteristic Surf Twang 
  • Real Gone Music’s New 2-CD Set The Complete Recordings Includes All of Their Recordings for the Mala, RCA and Show Biz Labels
  • Also Features Four Unreleased Tracks Plus Songs Credited to "Buzz and Bucky" on the Amy Label and Bucky Wilkin Solo Recordings 
  • Many Selections Never Before on CD
  • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC
  • All but Two Tracks Taken from Original Mono Tapes
  • Liner Notes Authored by Bucky Wilkin Himself
  • Includes Previously Unseen Photos Taken from Bucky Wilkin’s Private Archive
  • Features the Hits “G.T.O.,” “Bucket ’T’,” “Sandy,” “Dianne, Dianne,” “California Bound” and More 
  • 48 Tracks
  • The Perfect Release to Kick Off the Summer

ORDER NOW! 

AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version is still available. 

The first 40 customers to buy the cd from us get an autographed copy by Bucky Wilkin. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed

 

RONNY AND THE DAYTONAS: The Complete Recordings (2-CD Set)

Better put a little more octane into your car stereo, because here come 48 tracks from Nashville’s greatest contribution to surf and hot rod music, Ronny and the Daytonas! “Ronny” was singer-songwriter-guitarist John “Bucky” Wilkin, who wrote their first hit, “G.T.O.,” while attending physics class as a senior in high school; his mom, country songwriter Marijohn Wilkin, then landed him a session with producer and former Sun session saxophonist Bill Justis that yielded the #4 chart smash.

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Tuesday
May052015

THE VISCOUNTS

  •  The Rendition of “Harlem Nocturne” by The Viscounts Is the Definitive Version of the Oft-Covered Song, Hitting the Charts Twice, Once in 1959 and Once in 1965
  • The 1965 Release for the Amy Label Spawned a Full-Length Album, Which Makes Its Worldwide CD Debut on This Real Gone Music Release
  • Its Surf-Meets-Rockabilly-Meets-Sleazy R&B/Jazz Sound Creates a Perfect, Late-Night Noir Soundtrack 
  • Remastered at Sony’s Own Battery Studios
  • ISSUED IN A LIMITED-EDITION (OF 1200) MINI LP SLEEVE RE-CREATING THE ORIGINAL ALBUM ARTWORK

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THE VISCOUNTS: Harlem Nocturne (Limited Mini LP Sleeve Edition) CD

A lot of folks covered Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers’ classic composition “Harlem Nocturne”—there are over 500 recorded versions by some estimates—but the definitive take was laid down by a little-known R&B combo out of New Jersey named the Viscounts, who had a hit with the song for two different labels, for Madison in 1959 and for Amy in 1965.

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Tuesday
May052015

FANNY

  • Fanny Was the First All-Female Rock Band Signed to a Major Label (Reprise), and Their Albums Have a Devoted Cult Following
  • Fanny Hill, Their Third Album, Took Them to The Beatles’ own Apple Studios to Record with Producer Richard Perry and Beatles Engineer Geoff Emerick
  • Their Most Varied and Ambitious Album, Featuring a Mix of Rockers and Socially-Conscious Ballads, and the One Most Requested for Reissue by Their Fans
  • Expanded Edition Includes Six Bonus Tracks
  • New Liner Notes by the Band
  • Rare Photos

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The first 50 customers to buy the cd from us get an autographed copy. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed


FANNY: Fanny Hill (Expanded Edition) CD

Fanny had already stepped into some big shoes by being the first all-female rock band signed to a major label, but with the release of 1972’s Fanny Hill, they took things to a new level, recording at The Beatles’ own Apple Studios with producer Richard Perry and famed Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick (the album includes a Beatles homage with a cover of “Hey Bulldog”).

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Tuesday
May052015

Banana and the Bunch

  • Recorded in 1972 right after the Youngbloods Broke Up, Mid-Mountain-Ranch Is the Sole Solo Album from the Band’s Multi-Instrumentalist Banana a.k.a. Lowell Levinger 
  • The Bunch Included Joe Bauer and Michael Kane from the Youngbloods; Mid-Mountain-Ranch Is Practically a Youngbloods Album Without Jesse Colin Young
  • An Early Alt-Country Cult Classic with Elements of Bluegrass and Jazz Alongside the Youngbloods’ Patented Folk-Rock Sound
  • Worldwide CD Debut
  • ISSUED IN A LIMITED-EDITION (OF 1000) MINI LP SLEEVE RE-CREATING THE ORIGINAL ALBUM ARTWORK

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BANANA AND THE BUNCH: Mid-Mountain-Ranch (Limited Mini LP Sleeve Edition) CD

Recorded right after the Youngbloods broke up, and released on their own Raccoon label, 1972’s Mid-Mountain-Ranch was the sole solo album from the band’s multi-instrumentalist Banana a.k.a. Lowell Levinger.

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Tuesday
May052015

GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 05 

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 5 Was the Last of Five Straight ‘70s Volumes of ‘70s Shows Selected by Archivist Dick Latvala to Begin the Series
  • Taken from the Dead’s Annual Year-End Run of Bay Area Concerts 
  • Features Essentially a Two-Hour (!) Medley That Begins and Ends with “Uncle John’s Band”
  • Also Includes an Intense Rendition of “The Other One” and the First Appearance of “Brokedown Palace” in Two Year
  • One of Brent Mydland’s First Shows
  • Out of Print for Years
  • Perfectly Timed Release for the Late June/Early July Grateful Dead Reunion Shows

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GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 5—Oakland Auditorium Arena 12/26/79 (3-CD Set)

Taken, like Dick’s Picks Vol. 10, from one of the Dead’s annual year-end runs of Bay Area concerts, Dick’s Picks Vol. 5 marked five straight volumes of ‘70s shows selected by archivist Dick Latvala to start the series, and as it was from one of the very last days of the decade, it was the perfect way for Dick to complete his own mini “tour” of the ‘70s (Vol. 6 would break the string by forging ahead to the ‘80s).

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Tuesday
Apr282015

AUTOGRAPHED NILS LOFGREN!

Tuesday
Apr282015

AUTOGRAPHED JACKIE DESHANNON!

Tuesday
Apr142015

PAUL WILLIAMS

  • Paul Williams Is One of the Most Successful Songwriters of Our Time
  • His Songs Have Been Recorded by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, The Carpenters, and of course, Kermit the Frog

  • He Has Also Won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy

  • After Successful Runs at the Reprise and A&M Labels, Williams Recorded A Little on the Windy Side for the Portrait Label

  • Described by Williams as “one of the most listenable and good-feeling records I’ve ever been associated with.”

  • Recorded in Nashville with Paul’s Brother Mentor Williams (Writer of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away”) and Session Superstars David Briggs, Reggie Young and Troy Seals

  • Includes the Fan Favorite “For Goodness Sake”

  • First-Ever Domestic Release on CD

  • Expanded Edition Includes Four Bonus Tracks, Three Unreleased, Featuring Paul’s Own Version of “When the River Meets the Sea” from the Beloved Holiday Special Emmett Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas

  • Also Includes His Version of “Love Conquers All,” Originally Performed by Seals & Crofts

  • Liner Notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese

  • Remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in New York

  • A Real Gone Music/The Second Disc Release 

ORDER NOW!

AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version is still available. 

The first 50 customers to buy the cd from us get an autographed copy. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed

Paul Williams: A Little on the Windy Side (Expanded Edition) CD

In a Grammy, Oscar and Golden Globe-winning career that’s taken him from Tiny Tim to Daft Punk, Paul Williams has seen his songs recorded by Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, The Carpenters, and of course, Kermit the Frog. During his reign as perhaps the Seventies’ most in-demand songwriter, Williams also kept busy as an actor, television personality and recording artist.

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