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Apr202016

Sam Samudio Sam, Hard and Heavy. CD

  • After Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs Folded in the Late ‘60s, Lead Singer and Front Man Domingo “Sam” Samudio Recorded This Collector’s Dream of a Solo Album in 1971 for Atlantic Records

  • Produced by the Legendary Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd

  • Includes Such Hallowed Sidemen as Duane Allman, The Sweet Inspirations, The Memphis Horns, and The Dixie Flyers Led by Jim Dickinson

  • A Little Hard Rock, a Little Tex-Mex, a Little Blues, and Always Rockin’

  • Won a Grammy for Samudio’s Hilarious, Stream-of- Consciousness Liner Notes, Reproduced Here

  • Also Includes Additional Liner notes by Richie Unterberger 

    AVAILABLE June 3, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON! 

SAM SAMUDIO: Sam, Hard and Heavy CD

After the late-‘60s collapse of Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs, the band’s front man and lead singer Domingo “Sam” Samudio signed a solo deal with Atlantic and recorded this 1971 slice of collector nirvana. Why nirvana? Well, aside from Sam’s estimable vocal and songwriting contributions, the album boasted contributions from, oh, about a half-dozen different flat-out legends, including producers Tom Dowd and Jerry Wexler and sidemen the Dixie Flyers (led by Jim Dickinson), the Memphis Horns, the Sweet Inspirations, and some session guitarist named Duane Allman! Sam’s born-to-be-wild pose on the front cover tips you off to the sound; this album updated the Pharoahs’ frat-boy garage raunch with a nod towards hard rock (“Relativity” and “Don’t Put Me On”), while also harkening back to his Tex-Mex (“Don’t Put Me On”) and blues (“Key to the Highway”) roots.

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Wednesday
Apr202016

MAYNARD FERGUSON: THE NEW SOUNDS OF MAYNARD FERGUSON/ COME BLOW YOUR HORN—THE COMPLETE CAMEO RECORDINGS. CD

 

  • Both Records Maynard Ferguson Recorded for the Cameo Label in 1963

  • Two of the Most Collectible Albums in the Maynard Ferguson Catalog on One CD, Recorded Between His Stints for the Roulette and Mainstream Labels

  • Features His Great Roulette Band of Lanny Morgan, Willie Maiden, Frank Vicari, Mike Abene, Ronnie Cuber and Arranger Don Sebesky

  • Includes a Bonus Track from the New Sounds Sessions

  • Remastered Straight from the Original Tapes

  • New Liner Notes

  • Maynard’s Complete Cameo Recordings 

AVAILABLE June 3, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON! 

Maynard Ferguson: The New Sounds of Maynard Ferguson/Come Blow Your Horn—the Complete Cameo Recordings. CD

Released through Real Gone by arrangement with ABKCO Records, this twofer features two of the most collectible albums in the entire Maynard Ferguson catalog, the two records he recorded in 1963 for the Cameo label in between his stints at the Roulette and Mainstream labels. Maynard still has his great Roulette band of Lanny Morgan, Willie Maiden, Frank Vicari, Mike Abene, Ronnie Cuber and master arranger Don Sebesky et al. with him on these recordings. Sourced from the original master tapes, this marks the first time these rare gems will be legitimately released on CD. Both albums feature driving big band arrangements of both standards and originals, and we have unearthed an unreleased bonus track from the New Sounds sessions, a take on the classic The Song Is You, exclusively for this reissue. Remastered straight from the original tapes with new liner notes—Maynard’s complete Cameo recordings!

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Wednesday
Apr202016

Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks 25

 

  • The Legendary Series of Peak Live Shows, Carefully Culled Straight from the Band's Vaults
  • Dick's Picks 25 Was Recorded by Owsley "Bear" Stanley and Betty Cantor-Jackson, Offering Some of the Best Fidelity in the Series

  • Features a Rare Cover of "Werewolves of London"

    AVAILABLE June 3, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON! 


GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks 25—May 10, 1978 New Haven, CT May 11, 1978 Springfield, MA (4-CD Set) 

This pair of Grateful Dead shows, taken from an extended East Coast run in the Spring of 1978, not only were among the best of the year, but—with the loving touch of Bear and Betty Cantor-Jackson at the controls—rank as one of the most beautifully recorded entries in the Dick’s Picks series. Both concerts—which appear here minus just two and three songs, respectively—find the group in exceptionally lyrical form on ballads like “Loser,” “Stella Blue,” “Looks Like Rain” and “They Love Each Other.” Also not to be missed is a superlative, slowed-down version of “Friend of the Devil” and the rare performance of Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London” as an encore (the band only played it about a dozen times live). Full of diamonds for Deadheads.

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Wednesday
Apr202016

GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 31

  • The Legendary Series of Grateful Dead Live Recordings, Originally Unavailable in Stores

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 31 Presents the Wall of Sound Tour at Its Zenith

  • Includes Two Epic Versions of “Playing in the Band”

  • Features Highlights from Three Consecutive Nights of Shows

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 25 Was Recorded by Bear and Betty Cantor-Jackson and Is Among the Highest-Fidelity Volumes in the Series

  • Features Exceptionally Lyrical Performances of “Loser,” “Stella Blue,” “Looks Like Rain,” and “They Love Each Other”

  • Also Includes a Great, Slowed-Down Version of “Friend of the Devil” and a Rare Performance of “Werewolves in London”

  • Two Complete Shows Less Five Songs 

    AVAILABLE June 3, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 31—8/4-5 Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA 8/6/74, Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ (4-CD Set)

This Dick’s Picks volume captures the Dead right in the thick of the legendary 1974 Wall of Sound tour and only two months away from leaving the road for a year-and-a-half hiatus. The Wall of Sound was, of course, the massive sound system designed by Owsley “Bear” Stanley that was so meticulously constructed that, for example, each string of Phil Lesh’s bass had its own speaker (and was so daunting to transport and assemble that it was dismantled after the tour).

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Wednesday
Apr202016

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III/ALBUM II The Atlantic Recordings. CD

  • Perhaps No Singer-Songwriter Has Ever Bared His or Her Soul Quite Like Loudon Wainwright III

  • His First Two Albums, Cut for Atlanticin1970and1971, Respectively, Tackled Such Subjects as Lust, Suicide, and Fear of Parenthood Head On

  • Belying Their Serious Subject Matter, They Are Also Among the Funniest Singer-Songwriter Records Ever Made

  • Both Records Appear on The Atlantic Recordings Along with a Bonus Track

  • Originally Released as a Limited Edition That Sold Out Immediately

  • Back in Print by Popular Demand

    AVAILABLE June 3, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

     

    Loudon Wainwright III: Loudon Wainwright III/Album II—The Atlantic Recordings. CD

    No singer-songwriter has ever stared at himself in the mirror with quite the intense honesty displayed by Loudon Wainwright III throughout his career, but his first two albums, cut for Atlantic in 1970 and 1971, respectively, really bare the soul to a degree perhaps only rivaled by John Lennon’s first solo album with the Plastic Ono Band. Lust, suicidal feelings, fear of parenthood; all are grist for Loudon’s songwriting mill—with such fearless introspection, little wonder he later became an acclaimed actor.

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    Wednesday
    Apr202016

    THE D.O.C. NO ONE CAN DO IT BETTER (EXPANDEDEDITION) CD

  • Featured in the 2015 Film Straight Outta Compton,The D.O.C. (a.k.a. Tracy Lynn Curry) Was a Major Figure in West Coast and Gangsta Rap

  • The D.O.C. Was a Behind-the-ScenesContributortoSome of the Greatest Rap Albums of All Time Including Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, NWA’s Straight Outta Compton, Eazy-E’s Eazy-Duz-It, and Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle

  • Produced by Dr.Dre, His 1989 Debut Album No One Can Do It Better Also Belongs on the Short List of Greatest Rap Albums

  • However, There Has Never Been an Updated Version of the Original CD Release

  • This Expanded Edition Presents a Remastered Edition of the Original Album Plus Seven Impossible-to-Find 12” Mixes

  • Notes by Aaron Kannowski Include Quotes from The D.O.C.

  • 75 Minutes of Historic Hip-Hop 

    AVAILABLE June 3, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

    The D.O.C.: No One Can Do It Better (Expanded Edition). CD

    With the 2015 release of the film Straight Outta Compton, we at Real Gone Music figured it was about time somebody revisited one of the landmark albums of West Coast rap, The D.O.C.’s No One Can Do It Better. The D.O.C. a.k.a. Tracy Lynn Curry was a behind-the-scenes contributor to some of the biggest and most hallowed rap releases ever, including Dr. Dre’s The Chronic, NWA’s Straight Outta Compton, Eazy-E’s Eazy-Duz-It, and Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, and his Dr. Dre-produced debut record lived up to the braggadocio of its title by going platinum, spawning the #1 rap singles “It’s Funky Enough” and “The D.O.C. & The Doctor,” and being hailed by critics nationwide as one of the greatest hip-hop albums ever recorded.

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    Wednesday
    Apr202016

    AIR SUPPLY THE COLUMBIA & ARISTA YEARS The DEFINITIVE COLLECTION (2-CD Set)

  • Air Supply’s Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell Ruled the ‘80s Charts with Hits Like “Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “Every Woman in the World,” “The One That You Love,” “Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was over You,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Even the Nights Are Better,” and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All”

  • The Columbia & Arista Years—The Definitive Collection Is Their Biggest Collection Ever

  • 30 Tracks Including Every Hit

  • Also Includes Fan Favorites Like Their First Single for Columbia, “Love and Other Bruises,” and “I Can Wait Forever” from Ghostbusters

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

  • Contains Added Photos and Album Shots

  • Remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in New York

  • Pop Perfection in Every Track 

    AVAILABLE June 3, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

    Air Supply: The Columbia & Arista Years—The Definitive Collection (2-CD Set)

    Here they are…the ones that you love. ALL of the hits that the Australian duo of Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell scored during their sterling, 40-year career, plus a whole lot more—their biggest collection ever! Air Supply simply ruled the ‘80s charts with Top Five hits like “Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “Every Woman in the World,” “The One That You Love,” “Here I Am (Just When I Thought I Was over You,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Even the Nights Are Better,” and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All,” and they’re all here, newly remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios to make their indelible pop melodies soar even more than before.

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    Wednesday
    Apr202016

    PETULA CLARK Natural Love—The Scotti Brothers Recordings. CD

  • Petula Clark is One of the Most Internationally Revered and Versatile Vocalists in Pop Music History

  • In the Early ‘80s, She Returned to the American Music Scene After a Brief Hiatus by Recording for the Scotti Brothers Label

  • Her First Single for the Label,“NaturalLove,” Became a Pop and Country Hit

  • Natural Love—The Scotti Brothers Recordings Collects for the First Time All the Recordings Petula Made for the Scotti Brothers Label

  • Includes Several Petula Originals Plus a Version of “Edelweiss” from The Sound of Music,
    in which she was appearing on stage in London at the time

  • Liner Notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese

  • Period Photos

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • A Missing Piece of Petula’s Distinguished Discography 

    AVAILABLE June 3, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

    Petula Clark: Natural Love—The Scotti Brothers Recordings. CD

    After achieving tremendous success as an international music star in the 1960s and 1970s, Petula Clark began a new phase of her American music career when, after a short hiatus from the States, she was approached by Scotti Brothers Records to return to the recording studio. Label owner Tony Scotti was a fan of Petula's work, and knew that she was capable of singing a variety of styles, including country-flavored tunes. Scotti’s instincts proved dead-on; the slick and twangy toe-tapper “Natural Love,” Petula's debut release for Scotti Brothers, not only brought her back to the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts but also to the Top 20 Country Singles list in 1981. Its success set the stage for follow-ups: Petula's plaintive take on the western torch favorite "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" and a pair of pop ballads, "Love Won't Always Pass You By" and "Dreamin' with My Eyes Wide Open."

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    Wednesday
    Apr202016

    EDGAR WINTER The DEFINITIVE COLLECTION. (2CD SET)

  • Keyboardist/Saxophonist/Composer Edgar Winter First Gained Notice as a Sideman on Brother Johnny Winter’s Second Winter Album

  • After Signing to Epic Records, He Became One of the Biggest Stars of the ‘70s, with Eight Charting Albums Including the #3 They Only Come Out at Night

  • The Definitive Collection Is Edgar’s Largest Retrospective to Date

  • 30 Tracks Reflecting His Unique Mixture of Blues, Jazz, Soul, Rock, and Funk

  • Includes Such Key Tracks as “Frankenstein,” “Give It Everything You Got,” “Free Ride,” “Keep Playin’ That Rock ’n’ Roll,” “Easy Street,” and More

  • Features Tracks from All 11 of His Epic/Blue Sky Albums Including Those Cut with Edgar Winter’s White Trash, The Edgar Winter Group and with Johnny Winter

  • Boasts Such Musicians as Rick Derringer, Ronnie Montrose, Dan Hartman, and Johnny Winter

  • Bill Kopp’s Liner Notes Feature Exclusive Quotes from an Extensive Interview with Edgar Winter

  • Remastered by Darren Salmieri at Battery Studios in New York

  • Some of the Best Blues-Rock of the ‘70s 

    AVAILABLE June 3, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

    Edgar Winter: The Definitive Collection. (2-CD Set)

    After gaining notice as a sideman on his brother Johnny’s Second Winter album, keyboardist/saxophonist/composer Edgar Winter signed to Epic Records and quickly became one of the biggest stars of the ‘70s, releasing eight charting albums during the decade including the #3 smash They Only Come Out at Night. But aside from his commercial success, what makes Edgar Winter such an intriguing artist—and worthy of a 2-CD, 30-track retrospective, his biggest ever—is that he never stayed in one stylistic rut. Elements of blues, jazz, soul, and funk swirl within his music, sometimes even in the same song (e.g. “Frankenstein”), and the level of musicianship—with such sidemen/band members as Rick Derringer, Ronnie Montrose, Dan Hartman, and, of course, brother Johnny Winter—is never less than top shelf.

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    Wednesday
    Apr202016

    FAIRPORT CONVENTION LIVE IN FINLAND 1971. CD

  • Fairport Convention Has Been the British Folk Rock Band for Almost 50 Years

  • Famous for Hosting the Annual Crop redy Festival

  • Fairport’s 1971 Line-Up of Drummer Dave Mattacks, Guitarist Simon Nicol, Bassist Dave Pegg, and Fiddler Dave Swarbrick Was

    Their Hardest-Rocking Line-Up If Not Their Most Widely Known

  • This UNRELEASED August 1971 Concert Captures the Band in Between Their Underrated Albums Angel Delight and “Babbacombe” Lee

  • The Set List Includes Rare Tracks Like “Mason’s Apron” and “Sir B. McKenzie’s Daughter’s Lament”

  • Also Includes Favorites like “Sir Patrick Spens” and “Matty Groves”

  • Excellent Recording with an Ample Bottom End, Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • Richie Unterberger’s Notes Include Quotes from Simon Nicol and Dave Pegg

  • Added Photos and Memorabilia from Fairport’s Own Collection

  • A Major Addition to Their Vast Discography 

    AVAILABLE June 3, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

    Fairport Convention: Live in Finland 1971. CD

    Hosts of the annual Cropredy Festival and a mere year shy of their 50th anniversary, Fairport Convention is THE British folk-rock group, and many of the most talented and celebrated musicians in the scene have passed through their ranks. Of their many line-ups, generally it’s the Richard Thompson-Ashley Hutchings-Sandy Denny era that gets the most attention, followed by the return of Denny in the mid-‘70s with husband Trevor Lucas. But if there is one line-up that really doesn’t get its due, it would be the quartet of guitarist Simon Nicol, bassist Dave Pegg, fiddler Dave Swarbrick, and drummer Dave Mattacks that remained after Richard Thompson departed following Full House.

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    Wednesday
    Apr202016

    Charles BukowskI Reads His Poetry Reads His Poetry LP (LIMITED RED WINE VINYL EDITION)

  • Quintessential Bukowski, Taken from a September 14, 1972 Poetry Reading

  • Features Observations and Vignettes Drawn from Life’s Darker Side

  • Original Album Art from 1980 Takoma Pressing

  • “Red Wine” Vinyl Pressing Limited to 300 Copies

  • Indie Account Exclusive

  • EXPLICIT MATERIAL 

    AVAILABLE June 3, 2016 Indie Record Store Exclusive, Please visit local Record Store near you to purchase.

    Charles Bukowski: Reads His Poetry (Limited “Red Wine” Vinyl Edition). LP

    This is Charles Bukowski. Well, let me just sit here and drink beer. Thus begins the September 14, 1972 poetry reading from which this 1980 release on John Fahey s Takoma label is drawn. This is quintessential Bukowski, from the rude n crude drawing that adorns the front cover to the belches that punctuate the poems. As for the work itself, it s not really what you d commonly conceive of as poetry, but rather observations and vignettes drawn from life s darker side, focusing on perversions, poverty, drunkenness, gambling, and bodily functions. But Bukowski s bemused air and self-deprecating humor blunt the shock value of the words and emphasize the universality of the themes. I want you to hate me, he says to the audience, but it s hopeless he is one of us.

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    Wednesday
    Apr202016

    THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND: GOT A MIND TO GIVE UP LIVING LIVE 1966 CD

  • Featuring Rock’s First Great Guitar Tandem in Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Were Quite Possibly the Best Live Band Around in 1966

  • Before The Beatles' Revolver, Before The Byrds’ Fifth Dimension, Their Album East-West Brought Eastern Modalities and Lengthy Improvisations into Blues-Based Rock, Setting the Stage for the Psychedelic Revolution to Come

  • This Legendary Bootleg Captures the Band Two Months Before the Release of East-West and Includes Material from That Album

  • Also Includes Songs from Their Debut Record and Other Compositions That Showed Up in Later Butterfield Albums As Well As a Pair of Songs That They Never Commercially Recorded

  • “Work Song” and “I Got a Mind to Give Up Living” Feature Jaw-Dropping Solos from Mike Bloomfield That Point the Way Towards a Whole New Way of Rock Guitar Playing

  • Liner Notes by Chris Morris Include Quotes from the Band’s Elvin Bishop and Mark Naftalin

  • Includes Rare Photos and Memorabilia

  • Mastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • Recorded 50 Years Ago and Never Before Legitimately Released

  • Amazing Ensemble Playing from One of Rock’s Truly Great Groups 

    AVAILABLE June 3, 2016 PRE-ORDER NOW! (CD WILL SHIP BEFORE THE STREET DATE)

    The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: Got a Mind to Give Up Living—Live. CD

    If the Summer of 1967 was the Summer of Love, the Summer of 1966 set the stage for the musical revolution that was to come. Albums released during the season, like The Beatles’ Revolver and The Byrds’ Fifth Dimension, brilliantly blended the burgeoning influence of Eastern exoticism into the rock music format, and the term “psychedelia” entered the common lexicon to stay. But beating them all to the punch was a multi-racial blues band that cut its teeth in Chicago, far from the hippie havens of London, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Issued in July 1966, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band’s East-West took blues-rock to places only free jazz had dared to tread, offering lengthy, modal improvisational passages that sparked the West Coast rock revolution, and, in Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop, fully unleashing the first great guitar tandem in rock history.

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    Tuesday
    Mar152016

    THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD: Original Soundtrack (Limited Translucent Green Vinyl Version) LP

  • Co-written by John Russo, who was George Romero’s writing partner, 1985’s The Return of the Living Dead Was the Punk Rock Sequel to Night of the Living Dead

  • Was the First Film to Feature Brain-Eating Zombies

  • The Amazing Soundtrack Included Songs by The Cramps, 45 Grave, The Damned, T.S.O.L.,
    The Flesh Eaters, The Jet Black Berries, and More Notorious Punk and Death Rock Acts

  • First-Ever Vinyl Reissue

  • Original Cover and Label Art

  • Limited Edition of 750 Copies in Translucent Acid Green Vinyl

  • Braainsss! 

    AVAILABLE May 6, 2016 PRE-ORDER NOW (LP will ship the last week of April)

    THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD: Original Soundtrack (Limited Translucent Green Vinyl Version). LP

    There are zombies…and then there are brain-eating zombies! And Return of the Living Dead was the film where brain-eating zombies got their first lease on, er, life. Co-written by John Russo, who was George Romero’s writing partner on Night of the Living Dead, this 1985 quasi-sequel introduced more “splatstick” humor to the horror formula as well as the indelible image of ghouls groaning “Braainsss” as they shuffle along. All set to a KILLER score featuring the greatest punk and death rock bands of the era, including The Cramps, 45 Grave, The Flesh Eaters, The Damned, Roky Erickson, The Jet Black Berries, T.S.O.L. and SSQ. This marks the first-ever vinyl reissue of this classic soundtrack, and it is just so Real Gone: 750 copies in limited edition translucent acid green vinyl! Braainsss!

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    Tuesday
    Mar152016

    CACTUS: CACTUS LP

  • Composed of Bassist Tim Bogert and Drummer Carmine Appice from Vanilla Fudge, Rusty Day from The Amboy Dukes, and Jim McCarty of The Detroit Wheels, Cactus Was the Hardest-Rocking Supergroup of All Time

  • Their 1970 Debut Record Featured Scorching Versions of “Parchman Farm” and “You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover,” as Well as Rabid Originals Like “Let Me Swim” and “Oleo”

  • One of the Great Guitar Shredding Albums of All Time Courtesy of Guitarist McCarty

  • First-Ever Vinyl Reissue

  • Original Cover and Label Art

  • Limited Edition of 700 Copies in 180-Gram Black Vinyl 

    AVAILABLE May 6, 2016 PRE-ORDER NOW (LP will ship the last week of April)

    CACTUS: Cactus (Limited 180-Gram Vinyl Edition). LP

    Finally back on vinyl where it belongs comes the 1970 debut record from the supercharged supergroup that melted minds and loudspeakers (not necessarily in that order)! We’re talking Cactus, people, with the Vanilla Fudge rhythm section of bassist Tim Bogert and drummer Carmine Appice, Amboy Dukes vocalist Rusty Day, and, oh yes, the AMAZING guitarist Jim McCarty, late of the Detroit Wheels but somehow reincarnated here as the speed freak spawn of Alvin Lee, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. McCarty’s frenetic soloing with an impossibly overdriven tone that Jack White only dreams of matching powers (and we do mean POWERS) incredible versions of “Parchman Farm” and “You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover” as well as bloozy, boogie-in’ originals like “Let Me Swim” and “Oleo.” Our Real Gone reissue comes in a limited edition (of 700) 180-gram edition that captures every bit of the glorious sonic excess with the original cover art intact (hey, is that cactus giving you the finger?). TURN IT UP!

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    Tuesday
    Mar152016

    THE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET

    • Julian “Cannonball” Adderley Is One of Jazz’s Most Legendary Figures

    • Adderley First Gained Notice as Part of the Miles Davis Band That Cut Kind of Blue

    • In 1970, Adderley’s Band Recorded a Series of Live Performances That Yielded Three Cult Classic Live Albums: Black Messiah, The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free, and Music, You All

    • The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free and Music, You All Make Their CD Debut (Black Messiah Is a Previous Real Gone Music Release)

    • Both Albums Display Adderley’s Trademark Blend of Rock, Soul, and Jazz, a Unique Spin on Miles Davis’ Electric Fusion Albums Like Bitches Brew

    • Among the Musicians Are Trumpeter Nat Adderley, Keyboardists Joe Zawinul and George Duke, Bassist Walter Booker, Drummer Roy McCurdy, Percussionist Airto Moreira, Guitarist Mike Deasy, and Saxophonist Ernie Watts

    • The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free Was Recorded in Part at the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival

    • The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free Hit the Charts as the #5 Jazz Album

    • Music, You All Was Recorded During the Same Historic Troubadour Stand That Yielded Black Messiah

    • Music, You All Features Several Spoken-Word Soliloquies from Cannonball Adderley

    • Liner Notes by Bill Kopp

    • Remastered by Mike Milchner at Sonic Vision

    • Essential Modern Jazz Recordings 

      AVAILABLE May 6, 2016 PRE-ORDER NOW!

      THE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET: The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free. CD

       Julian “Cannonball” Adderley first gained notice as the bluesier saxophone voice on Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue (John Coltrane being the other), and in the late ‘60s and early ’70s, he was engaged in an ongoing artistic conversation with Miles, often trading musicians with him and taking the electric innovations of Bitches Brew and filtering them with through his own earthy sensibility. The height of Cannonball’s fusion phase arguably came in 1970, a year that yielded no less than three live albums—all produced by David Axelrod—that have since ascended to cult favorite status. We at Real Gone have already issued one of them, the double-album Black Messiah; now, we’re back with the CD debut of his double-album The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free. Drawn from a performance at the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival and “live in the studio” tracks cut at Capitol, Price  was a testament to Cannonball Adderley’s sprawling artistic vision, embracing abstract improvisation, funky soul-jazz, hard bop, and world music. It also offered the lone lead vocal of the saxman’s entire career (on Milton Nascimento’s “Bridges”), and was the last Cannonball Adderley album to feature keyboardist Joe Zawinul, who contributes the key compositions “Directions,” “Painted Desert,” and “Rumplestiltskin.” The record went to #5 on the Billboard Jazz chart and #169 on the Top 200, quite a remarkable showing given the avant-garde stylings of such numbers as “Out and In” and “Alto Sex,” although the album also did include such trademark populist Cannonball fare as “Down in Black Bottom” and “Get Up off Your Knees.” Features liner notes by Bill Kopp that include quotes from Cannonball’s drummer at the time, Roy McCurdy, and remastering by Mike Milchner at SonicVision!

       SONGS:

      1. Soul Virgo

      2. Rumplestiltskin

      3. Inquisition

      4. Devastatement

      5. Pra Dizer Adeus (To Say Goodbye)

      6. The Price You Got to Pay to Be Free

      7. Some Time Ago

      8. Exquisition

      9. Painted Desert

      10. Directions

      11. Down in Black Bottom

      12. 1-2-3-Go-O-O-O!

      13. Lonesome Stranger

      14. Get Up off Your Knees

      15. Wild-Cat Pee

      16. Alto Sex

      17. Bridges

      18. Out and In

      19. Together

      20. The Scene

      AVAILABLE May 6, 2016 PRE-ORDER COMING NOW!

      THE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET: Music, You All. CD

      Julian “Cannonball” Adderley first gained notice as the bluesier saxophone voice on Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue (John Coltrane being the other), and in the late ‘60s and early ’70s, he was engaged in an ongoing artistic conversation with Miles, often trading musicians with him and taking the electric innovations of Bitches Brew and filtering them with through his own earthy sensibility. The height of Cannonball’s fusion phase arguably came in 1970, a year that yielded no less than three live albums—all produced by David Axelrod—that have since ascended to cult favorite status. Drawn from the same 1970 Troubadour performances that yielded the album Black Messiah (also issued by Real Gone Music), and featuring the same line-up (the two Adderley brothers, Cannon and Nat; keyboardist George Duke; bassist Walter Booker; drummer Roy McCurdy, and special guests guitarist Mike Deasy, percussionist Airto Moreira and saxman Ernie Watts), Music, You All displayed the same uncompromisingly eclectic rock/soul/jazz fusion as did its companion release. But on Music. You All, Cannonball’s warmly iconoclastic stage personality really comes to the fore…witness the two tracks simply entitled “Cannon Raps!” And George Duke fans will flip over this album; check his solo on “Capricorn” for starters. One of those live albums that REALLY makes you wish you were there!

      SONGS 

      1. The Brakes

      2. Cannon Raps

      3. Capricorn

      4. Walk Tall

      5. Oh, Babe

      6. Cannon Raps

      7. Music, You All

      8. The Scene

    Tuesday
    Mar152016

    The Beau Brummels Triangle/Bradley’s Barn. CD

  • Best Known for Their Hits “Laugh Laugh” and “Just a Little,” The Beau Brummels Were One of the Most Underrated Bands of the ‘60s

  • The Two Records They Cut for Warner Bros. with Lenny Waronker as Producer, Triangle and Bradley’s Barn, Are Today Hailed as Groundbreaking Alt- Country Precursors

  • Moody and Mysterious, 1967’s Triangle Includes Such Great Ron Elliott Songs as “Magic Hollow” and “Painter of Women”

  • Triangle Also Features Sideman Work by Van Dyke Parks

  • Bradley’s Barn Involved Legendary Nashville Session Men Like Jerry Reed, David Briggs, Norbert Putnam, and Kenneth Buttrey

  • Includes Such Country-Rock Tunes as “Loneliest Man in Town” and “Long Walking Down to Misery”

  • Richie Unterberger’s Liner Notes Include Quotes from Songwriter Ron Elliott 

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    THE BEAU BRUMMELS: Triangle/Bradley’s Barn

    While San Francisco’s Beau Brummels are best known to casual fans for the British Invasion-style hits “Laugh, Laugh” and “Just a Little,” the two albums they cut for Warner Bros. with producer Lenny Waronker, Triangle and Bradley’s Barn, remain their most artistically ambitious and critically acclaimed records, and continue to exert an influence on modern-day rockers well beyond their modest commercial success. The group was at a low point when they recorded Triangle; they were fresh off the debacle of Beau Brummels ’66, the album of covers that was their ill-conceived Warner debut, and the original quintet had shrunk down to a trio of vocalist Sal Valentino, guitarist and principal songwriter Ron Elliott, and bassist Ron Meagher.  But with Waronker as producer, the band was for the first time given the freedom to craft a coherent project from beginning to end, with help from some creative sidemen like Van Dyke Parks; the result was a moody, mysterious masterpiece that spoke to the psychedelic spirit of 1967 yet stood apart from it with such ethereal songs as “Magic Hollow” and “Painter of Women.”

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    Mar152016

    The STAPLE SINGERS Amen!/WHY. CD

  • The Staple Singers Straddled the Sacred and Secular Worlds of Like No Group Before or Since

  • The Enormously Influential Guitar Stylings of Roebuck “Pops” Staples, the Deep-Beyond-Their- Years Vocals of Mavis Staples, and the Exalted Harmonies of Pervis and Cleotha Staples Created a Singular Sound That Somehow Managed to Be Earthy and Soaring at the Same Time

  • 1965’s Amen! and 1966’s Why Were Their Second and Third Albums and First Two Studio Recordings for the Epic Label

  • Both Produced by Nashville Legend Billy Sherrill

  • Includes the Hit “Why (Am I Treated So Bad)"

  • Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti

  • Remastered by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios inNewYork

  • CD Debuts for Both Albums

  • Mavis Staples Is Currently on Tour Promoting Her New Album Livin’ on a High Note Produced by M. Ward, and Will Appear at Coachella and Bonnaroo 

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    THE STAPLE SINGERS: Amen!/Why. CD

    One could make the argument that no gospel group before or since has so successfully straddled the sacred and secular worlds as has The Staple Singers. The enormously influential blues guitar stylings of Roebuck “Pops” Staples, the astonishing, wise-beyond-their-years lead vocals of Mavis Staples, and the exalted harmonies of Cleotha, Pervis, and (later) Yvonne Staples packed a punch whether singing about salvation or civil rights. Now, Real Gone Music welcomes “God’s greatest hitmakers” into the fold with its release of two classic albums by The Staple Singers, their second and third releases and first two studio records for the Epic label, both produced by Billy Sherrill.

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    Tuesday
    Mar152016

    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 1—Tampa, Florida 12/1/73 (2CD Set)

  • Dick’s Picks Is the Legendary Series of Grateful Dead Live Recordings Drawn from the Band’s Own Vaults

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 1—Tampa, Florida 12/17/73 Was the First to Be Released in the Series, and Is the Last to Be Reissued by Real Gone Music

  • Includes the Best-Ever Version of “Here Comes Sunshine” and the Rarely-Performed “Nobody’s Fault but Mine”

  • One of the Best Shows (and the Last Show) from Arguably the Dead’s Best Year of Touring (1973) 

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    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 1—Tampa, Florida 12/1/73

     

    With this release, we at Real Gone Music conclude our reissue campaign of all 36 volumes of the Dick’s Picks series; we went in reverse order, so we’re ending with the first volume in the series, which you know had to have a special place in compiler Dick Latvala’s heart! And right off the bat you’ll hear why; the version of “Here Comes Sunshine” that leads off disc one is pretty much universally considered the best ever.

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    Mar152016

    DAN FOGELBERG THE DEFINITIVE ANTHOLOGY (2-CD Set)

  • Dan Fogelberg Was One of the Leading Singer- Songwriters of the ‘70s and ‘80s

  • Fogelberg Also Constantly Defied Stylistic Boundaries by Collaborating with Such Artists as Tim Weisberg and Domenic Frontiere

  • The Definitive Anthology Cherry Picks 28 Essential Tracks from 10 of His Studio Albums

  • Also Includes Two Songs (“Missing You” and “Make Love Stay”) from his Greatest Hits Album

  • Features Such Rocking Tracks as “Phoenix,” “As the Raven Flies,” and “The Power of Gold”

  • Also Includes Hits Like “Longer,” “Same Old Lang Syne,” “Hard to Say,” and “Leader of the Band”

  • Liner Notes by Bill Kopp

  • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NewYork 

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    DAN FOGELBERG: The Definitive Anthology (2-CD Set)

     He’s commonly thought of as the quintessential West Coast singer songwriter, but, as his celebrated collaborations with jazz flautist Tim Weisberg and soundtrack composer Domenic Frontiere demonstrate, the Peoria-born Dan Fogelberg had a restless artistic spirit that took him beyond the typical country-influenced, folk-rock sound of his contemporaries. And it is that constant thirst for experimentation and change that make this new 2-CD career-spanning retrospective such a great listen. From rockers like “Phoenix,” “As the Raven Flies,” and “The Power of Gold,” to chart-topping, radio-friendly fare like “Longer,” “Same Old Lang Syne,” “Hard to Say,” and “Leader of the Band,” to more idiosyncratic offerings like  “Tucson, Arizona (Gazette)” and “Heart Hotels,” The Definitive Anthology cherry picks 28 tracks from ten of Fogelberg’s studio releases plus two tracks (“Missing You” and “Make Love Stay”) that first were released on his Greatest Hits album to form a full portrait of a multi-faceted, complex songwriter and musician. Bill Kopp’s liner notes guide the listener through each album and track. Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York!

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    Tuesday
    Mar152016

    JOHNNY PAYCHECK: Take This Job and Shove It—The Definitive Collection (2CD Set)

  • Johnny Paycheck Was One of Country Music’s All-Time Great Honky-Tonkers and Most Incorrigible Outlaws

  • Paycheck First Broke Through on the Little Darlin’ Label, Then Signed with Epic and Recorded a String of Big Country hits

  • Take This Job and Shove It—TheDefinitive Collection Includes 40 Songs Featuring 32 Chart Hits

  • Highlighted by the Big Hits “Take This Job and Shove It,” “She’s All I Got,” “Someone to Give My Love To,” and “Mr. Lovemaker”

  • Liner Notes by Chris Morris

  • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios inNewYork 

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    JOHNNY PAYCHECK: Take This Job and Shove It—The Definitive Collection

    Never less than authentic, and irascible to the very end, Johnny Paycheck was one of country music’s all-time great honky-tonkers and most incorrigible outlaws, one of the truly larger than life figures in a genre that’s full of ‘em. Paycheck got his break in the early ‘60s backing up George Jones (who appears on a couple of hit duets on this collection), then changed his name from Donald Lytle to Johnny Paycheck and recorded some cult classic hard country sides with maverick producer Aubrey Mayhew on the Little Darlin’ label.

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