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Wednesday
Jul292015

Autographed Steppenwolf

First and foremost, we have another one of our patented singles collections on tap for you, this time from the legendary band Steppenwolf. The same team that assembled our acclaimed Grass Roots singles anthology has put together The ABC/Dunhill Singles Collection, a 38-track set that not only includes such hallowed tracks as "Born to Be Wild" and "Magic Carpet Ride" (sounding much better than it ever has before, by the way) but also rare B-sides and John Kay solo sides as well. And penning the notes? Why, band leader and vocalist John Kay himself! And, yes indeed, John has signed some copies for us, 28 booklets to be exact. But, since we have so few signed copies, and since we are selling this highly sought after release for the super low price of $19.98, we're going to do things a little differently this time. These signed copies are going to go so fast that it just doesn't seem fair that somebody who steps away from their computer just for a moment misses out, so we are going to take all of the orders for Steppenwolf we receive between now and 9 am PT Monday August 10 and randomly select 28 lucky customers to receive the autographs. And what about the other folks who order the set? Well, first of all, they'll get The ABC/Dunhill Singles Collection for a price well below what they'd pay for it most anywhere else. But even better, we will email those folks a coupon code for $5 off on their next purchase! So, everyone's a winner in this scenario...and everyone is just going to love this set! ORDER NOW!

Thursday
Jul162015

WILSON PICKETT

  • Wilson Pickett Is One of the Greatest Soul Men Ever
  • Hits Include Such Iconic Songs as “Mustang Sally,” “In the Midnight Hour,” “Land of 1,000 Dances” and “Funky Broadway”
  • After He Left Atlantic Records, Pickett Spent Two Very Productive and Successful Years at RCA Records,    Where He Notched His Final Pop Hit As Well As a String of R&B Chart Smashes
  • However, Virtually None of His RCA Discography Has Been Reissued in the CD Era
  • Mr. Magic Man—The Complete RCA Studio Recordings Includes All Four Studio Albums Pickett Recorded for RCA with Bonus Tracks
  • Features the Albums Mr. Magic Man (1973), Miz Lena’s Boy (1973), Pickett in the Pocket (1974) and Join Me and Let’s Be Free (1975)
  • Also Includes Four Rare, Never Before on CD Singles
  • Material Produced by Brad Shapiro, Dave Crawford and Yusuf Rahman
  • Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound and Philadelphia’s Sigma Sound Studios
  • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Sony’s Battery Studios
  • Liner Notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese
  • 42 Tracks, 148 Minutes
  • A Real Gone Music/The Second Disc Release

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 4, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

WILSON PICKETT: Mr. Magic Man—The Complete RCA Studio Recordings. (2-CD Set)

Between 1964 and 1972, Wilson Pickett established himself as one of the greatest soul men of all time with a string of incendiary pop and R&B smashes like “In the Midnight Hour,” “Land of 1,000 Dances,” “Mustang Sally” and “Funky Broadway.”

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Thursday
Jul162015

THE 4 SEASONS

  • The 4 Seasons (Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito) Are One of the Greatest Vocal Groups in the History of Pop and Rock Music
  • Their First Album, Sherry & 11 Others, Was a Top Ten Album and Launched the Group’s Career
  • However, Neither Sherry Nor Any of the Other Albums in the Group’s Catalog Have EVER Come Out on CD in Their Original Mono Mixes, Even Though Most of the Record-Buying Public Were Listening to Mono at the
  • Time and the Group and Producer Bob Crewe Concentrated on the Mono Mixes
  • Now, Real Gone Music Is Embarking on a Monaural Tour of the 4 Seasons Album Catalog by Releasing Each Album in Its Original Mono Mix
  • Remastered from Tape by Bill Inglot, Who Has Extensively Worked with the Band’s Catalog
  • Master Approved by Bob Gaudio Himself
  • Features Such Legendary Hits as “Sherry” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry”
  • Presented in a Mini LP Sleeve with Old-Style, “Tip-On” Printing That Exactly Replicates the Original Album Sleeve All the Way Down to the Vee Jay Logos
  • Obi Strips Promote the Release
  • LIMITED EDITION OF 2000

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

THE 4 SEASONS: Sherry & 11 Others (Limited Mono Mini LP Sleeve Edition). CD

The 4 Seasons were and are one of the greatest vocal groups in the history of pop music, and their music has been plentifully available since the “dawn” (pun intended) of the CD reissue era. But there remains a very large gap in their catalog: their original albums have NEVER been available on CD in their original mono mixes! Which really makes no sense; not only were most consumers buying and listening to mono albums during the early and mid ‘60s, when the bulk of The 4 Seasons’ album catalog was released, but also the mono mixes were what the group and its producer Bob Crewe concentrated on and approved. Now, Real Gone Music is embarking on a monorail, er, monaural ride through the 4 Seasons album catalog, releasing the original mono album mixes on CD in chronological order, all taken from tape, and housed inside mini LP sleeves with old-style, “tip on” printing that replicates the original album art all the way down to the original Vee Jay logos. And handling the sound for us? The one and only Bill Inglot, who has been working with the 4 Seasons catalog for years (and the master was approved by Bob Gaudio himself)!. We’re starting with Sherry & 11 Others, the smash debut album that launched the group’s career and had a pair of huge hits in “Sherry” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” Strictly limited edition of 2000!

SONGS:

1.   Big Girls Don’t Cry

2.   Yessir, That’s My Baby

3.   Peanuts

4.   La De Dah

5.   Teardrops

6.   Apple of My Eye

7.   Never on Sunday

8.   I Can’t Give You Anything but Love

9.   The Girl in My Dreams

10. Oh, Carol

11. Lost Lullabye

12. Sherry

  • The 4 Seasons (Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito) Are One of the Greatest Vocal Groups in the History of Pop and Rock Music
  • Their Second Album, Big Girls Don’t Cry and Twelve others, Was a Top Ten Album and Cemented the Group’s Success
  • However, Neither Big Girls Nor Any of the Other Albums in the Group’s Catalog Have EVER Come Out on CD in Their Original Mono Mixes, Even Though Most of the Record-Buying Public Were Listening to Mono at the
  • Time and the Group and Producer Bob Crewe Concentrated on the Mono Mixes
  • Now, Real Gone Music Is Embarking on a Monaural Tour of the 4 Seasons Album Catalog by Releasing Each Album in Its Original Mono Mix
  • Remastered from Tape by Bill Inglot, Who Has Extensively Worked with the Band’s Catalog
  • Master Approved by Bob Gaudio Himself
  • Features Such Legendary Hits as “Walk Like a Man” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry”
  • Presented in a Mini LP Sleeve with Old-Style, “Tip-On” Printing That Exactly Replicates the Original Album Sleeve All the Way Down to the Vee Jay Logos
  • Obi Strips Promote the Release
  • LIMITED EDITION OF 2000

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

THE 4 SEASONS: Big Girls Don’t Cry and 12 others (Limited Mono Mini LP Sleeve Edition). CD

The 4 Seasons were and are one of the greatest vocal groups in the history of pop music, and their music has been plentifully available since the “dawn” (pun intended) of the CD reissue era. But there remains a very large gap in their catalog: their original albums have NEVER been available on CD in their original mono mixes! Which really makes no sense; not only were most consumers buying and listening to mono albums during the early and mid ‘60s, when the bulk of The 4 Seasons’ album catalog was released, but also the mono mixes were what the group and its producer Bob Crewe concentrated on and approved. Now, Real Gone Music is embarking on a monorail, er, monaural ride through the 4 Seasons album catalog, releasing the original mono album mixes on CD in chronological order, all taken from tape, and housed inside mini LP sleeves with old-style, “tip on” printing that replicates the original album art all the way down to the original Vee Jay logos. And handling the sound for us? The one and only Bill Inglot, who has been working with the 4 Seasons catalog for years (and the master was approved by Bob Gaudio himself)! This was the group’s sophomore smash LP from 1963, featuring “Walk Like a Man” and the title tune. Strictly limited edition of 2000!

SONGS:

1.   Walk Like a Man

2.   Silhouettes

3.   Why Do Fools Fall in Love

4.   Tonite, Tonite

5.   Lucky Ladybug

6.   Alone

7.   One Song

8.   Sincerely

9.   Since I Don’t Have You

10. My Sugar

11. Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo

12. Big Girls Don’t Cry

13. Goodnight My Love

Thursday
Jul162015

FLACO JIMÉNEZ

  • Flaco Jiménez Is the King of Conjunto Music and Made the Accordion Cool
  • After a String of Successful Album Releases on Local Texas Labels, Flaco Went On to Play with Doug Sahm, the Rolling Stones, Ry Cooder, Buck Owens and Many Others
  • The Complete Arista Recordings Collects Both of the Albums He Made for the Arista Label, Flaco Jimenez (1994) and Buena Suerte, Señorita (1996)
  • Flaco Jimenez Blended Country with Conjunto and Featured Guest Stars Raul Malo of the Mavericks and Radney Foster
  • Buena Suerte, Señorita Was a Straight-Ahead, Kickass Conjunto Record Featuring Flaco’s Core Band of Oscar Tellez, Max Baca, Fred Ojeda and Son David Jiménez
  • Randy Poe’s Liner Notes Feature Quotes Taken from a Fresh Interview with the Legend
  • Two Long Out-of-Print Albums, a Key Missing Part of the Flaco Jiménez Discography

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

FLACO JIMÉNEZ: The Complete Arista Recordings. CD  

King of Conjunto Music and sideman to the stars, Flaco Jiménez is responsible for taking the humble, much-maligned accordion and making it hip.

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Tuesday
Jul142015

TEXAS TORNADOS

  • Blending Country, Rock, Blues and Tejano Influences, the Texas Tornados Were and Are the Roots Rock Supergroup to End All Supergroups
  • Led by the Legendary Doug Sahm, the Group Also Included Tejano Crooner Extraordinaire Freddy Fender, Vox Organ Champion Augie Meyers, Who Played with Sahm in the Sir Douglas Quintet, and The King of Conjunto Himself, Accordionist Flaco Jiménez
  • Together, the Group Cut Four Albums for the Reprise Label during the ‘90s: Their Self-Titled Debut (Which Came Out in English and Spanish-Language Versions), Zone of Our Own, Hangin’ On by a Thread, and 4 Aces
  • Real Gone Music’s New 2-CD Compilation, A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada—Prime Cuts 1990-1996, Includes 39 Tracks Taken from All of Their Album Releases
  • Also Features Rarities from Their Greatest Hits Album and Six Unreleased Tracks Highlighted by Four Instrumentals
  • Among the “Prime Cuts” Are Such Band Favorites as “Una Mas Cerveza,” the Freddy Fender favorite “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights,” “(Hey Baby) Que Paso,” “Little Bit Is Better Than Nada,” “Who Were You Thinkin' Of,” and the Doug Sahm anthem “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone” 
  • Randy Poe’s Liner Notes Includes Fresh Quotes from Doug Sahm’s Son and Tornados Bandleader Shawn Sahm
  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision
  • Includes Photos from the Reprise Label Archive
  • The Roots Rock Retrospective of the Year!

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

TEXAS TORNADOS: A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada—Prime Cuts 1990-1996. (2-CD Set)

Pop music has seen its share of supergroups, but none of them were (and are) as infectious, buoyant and plain ol’ fun as the Texas Tornados.

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Tuesday
Jul142015

RICCI MARTIN

  • Helmed by Ricci Martin, Son of Dean and Brother to Dean-Paul Martin of Dino, Desi & Billy, Beached Is the Greatest California Rock Album You’ve Never Heard
  • Recorded at the Beach Boys’ Brother Studios in 1977, the Album Was Co-Produced by Carl Wilson and Features Dennis Wilson in a Rare Non-Beach Boys Role
  • Contributors Also Include One-Time Beach Boy Ricky Fataar and Long-Time Beach Boys Sideman Billy Hinsche (of Dino, Desi & Billy)
  • Other Sideman Include Peter Cetera of Chicago Plus the Band’s Entire Horn Section, As Well As America’s Gerry Beckley, Wings’ Jimmy McCullough and the Inimitable Van Dyke Parks
  • First-Ever Domestic CD Reissue
  • Includes Four Bonus Tracks Including Rare Mono and Stereo Single Mixes of “Moonbeams” and “Stop Look Around”
  • Newly Remastered by Vic Anesini at Sony’s Battery Studios
  • Liner Notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 PRE-ORDER COMING SOON!

RICCI MARTIN: Beached (Expanded Edition). CD

What if key members of The Beach Boys, Chicago, America, and Wings had teamed up to create one of the greatest California rock albums you’ve never heard?

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Monday
Jul132015

Real Gone artists with July Birthdays on sale now at 30% off! 

Real Gone artists with July Birthdays on sale now at 30% off! Enter the sale here:

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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 NOW!

  

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. Often tagged as a biker band—mostly due to their prominent presence on the soundtrack to Easy Rider—Steppenwolf was actually a socially-conscious, highly political outfit, never more so than on their controversial LP Monster, one of 14 charting albums released by the band over a 20-year period.

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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 14, 2015 PRE-ORDER NOW!

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 NOW!

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 NOW!

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 NOW!

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 NOW!

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 NOW!

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. His big, beautiful baritone powered such Hall of Fame songs as “There Goes My Baby,” “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “Spanish Harlem” and, of course, “Stand by Me,” and—almost alone among R&B singers of his era—he successfully transitioned into the disco era of the ‘70s with hits like “Supernatural Thing” and his acclaimed collaboration with the Average White Band.

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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

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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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