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Nov022015

THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS: The Complete Singles—The 50th Anniversary Collection (2-CD Set)

  • On January 8, 1966, The Mamas and the Papas Hit the Charts for the First Time with “California Dreamin’,” Thus Beginning Their Reign as One of the Iconic Groups of the West Coast Folk-Rock Movement, and of ‘60s Rock in General
  • On January 8, 2016, 50 Years to the Day after That First Hit Song, Real Gone Music Is Releasing The Mamas and the Papas: The Complete Singles—50th Anniversary Collection
  • The 2-CD set Collects for the First Time All of The Mamas and the Papas’ A and B-Sides, Presented in Their Impossible-to-Find Original Mono Single Mixes
  • Many B-Sides Never Before on CD
  • Also Includes 22 Solo Single Sides by Mama Cass Elliot, Denny Doherty, and John Phillips, Virtually None of Which Have Appeared Previously on CD
  • Features Such Legendary Tunes as “Monday, Monday,” “California Dreamin’,” “Creeque Alley,” “Dedicated to the One I Love,” “I Saw Her Again,” “Words of Love,” “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Glad to Be Unhappy,” and “It’s Getting Better” Exactly as They Were Heard over the Radio Back in the ‘60s
  • Mastered by Aaron Kannowski, the Engineer Behind Real Gone’s Acclaimed Singles Collections of Dunhill Label Mates The Grass Roots and Steppenwolf
  • Mastered from Sources Painstakingly Assembled over Years and Several Continents
  • Notes by Ed Osborne Include Quotes Taken from Exclusive Interviews with Mama Michelle Phillips and Dunhill Label Head and Producer Lou Adler
  • Booklet Includes Rarely-Seen Images of This Extremely Photogenic Band
  • An Enormously Important Addition to The Mamas and the Papas’ Discography, Which Through the Years Has Suffered from the Lack of Dunhill Tape Sources

 

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The Mamas and the Papas: The Complete Singles—The 50th Anniversary Collection (2-CD Set)

With the debut of their first hit, “California Dreamin’,” on the charts, The Mamas and the Papas proclaimed themselves to be a potent new force in the burgeoning West Coast folk-rock movement, announcing to the world that something special and beautiful was happening in California. Now, 50 years to the day after “California Dreamin’” entered the Billboard Hot 100 on January 8, 1966, Real Gone Music is celebrating this very special anniversary by releasing The Mamas and the Papas: The Complete Singles—The 50th Anniversary Collection, a two-CD, 53-track set that includes for the first time ever the A and B side of every single the group released, all in their impossible-to-find-on-CD original mono single mixes.

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Friday
Oct302015

JOHNNY MATHIS

  • Johnny Mathis Has Probably Sold More Christmas Records Than Any Other Artist in the History of Popular Music

  • The Complete Christmas Collection 1958-2010 Contains All Five Christmas Albums Johnny Mathis Recorded Prior to His 2013 Christmas Release: 1958’s Merry Christmas, 1963’s Sounds of Christmas, 1969’s Give Me Your Love for Christmas, 1986’s Christmas Eve with Johnny Mathis, and 2002’s The Christmas Album

  • Merry Christmas Is One of the Top Ten Selling Christmas Albums of All Time, a #1 Release That Hit the Christmas Charts 16 Times; the Other Albums All Hit the Christmas Charts

  • Also Includes a Full 16 Rare, Non-LP Tracks Including Duets with Bette Midler and Gladys Knight & the Pips

  • Among the Producers, Arrangers, and Conductors Here Are Mitch Miller, Percy Faith, Don Costa, Glenn Osser, Ernie Freeman, Gene Page, Jack Gold, Ray Ellis, and Henry Mancini

  • 71 Tracks Remastered by Mike Piacentini Under the Supervision of Sony Producer Didier Deutsch

  • Packaged Inside a eight-panel wallet sporting photos

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Are Drawn from a Fresh Interview with Johnny Mathis

  • The Christmas Release of the Decade 

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

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Johnny Mathis: The Complete Christmas Collection 1958-2010. (3-CD Set)

Having released no less than six charting Christmas albums during his career including one of the Top Ten selling Christmas albums of all time (1958’s Merry Christmas, which hit the Christmas charts 16 times!), Johnny Mathis has probably sold more Christmas records than any other artist in pop music history. And, with a half dozen releases to date on our Real Gone Music label, he is also by far our biggest selling pop vocalist. Add to that the fact that Christmas music is such a big part of what we do here at Real Gone and you can see why the chance to do a truly comprehensive collection of his Christmas music has been a glimmer in our eye ever since we started the label back in 2011. Now, after years of preparation, we are finally ready to release such a collection…and it’s turned out even better than we’d hoped! Not only does The Complete Christmas Collection 1958-2010 contain all five Christmas albums Johnny recorded for Columbia and Mercury prior to his 2013 Christmas release—including Merry Christmas, 1963’s Sounds of Christmas, 1969’s Give Me Your Love for Christmas, 1986’s Christmas Eve with Johnny Mathis, and 2002’s The Christmas Album, all of which charted—but it also includes many more non-LP tracks than we knew even existed before we started delving into the project. In fact, a full 16 of the 71 tracks—including duets with Bette Midler and Gladys Knight & the Pips—on this 3-CD set are rarities that did not appear on the albums, and two of them are newly discovered tracks! What’s more, the array of talent on these recordings is staggering (Johnny only worked with the best): among the producers, arrangers and conductors behind the scenes here are Mitch Miller, Percy Faith, Don Costa, Glenn Osser, Ernie Freeman, Gene Page, Jack Gold, Ray Ellis, and Henry Mancini. Little wonder, then, that Johnny’s Christmas music has been beloved for generations, and here it appears complete with fresh remastering by Mike Piacentini at Sony’s Battery Studios under the watchful eye of Sony producer Didier Deutsch, and packaged inside an eight-panel wallet sporting photos and notes by Joe Marchese drawn from an exclusive interview with Johnny Mathis himself. If there’s one indispensable Christmas release for this season and the seasons beyond, this is it!

SONGS:

Disc One

1. Ave Maria

2. Winter Wonderland

3. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

4. Sleigh Ride

5. Blue Christmas

6. I’ll Be Home for Christmas

7. White Christmas

8. O Holy Night

9. What Child Is This?

10. The First Noel

11. Silver Bells

12. It Came upon a Midnight Clear

13. Silent Night, Holy Night

14. Ol’ Kris Kringle

15. Give Me Your Love for Christmas

16. Christmas Eve

17. My Kind of Christmas

18. The Sounds of Christmas

19. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

20. It’s a Marshmallow World

21. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

22. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

 Disc Two

1. The Little Drummer Boy

2. Have Reindeer, Will Travel

3. The Secret of Christmas

4. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

5. Carol of the Bells

6. Christmas Is a Feeling in Your Heart

7. Hallelujah Chorus

8. Jingle Bell Rock

9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

10. My Favorite Things

11. Give Me Your Love for Christmas

12. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

13. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

14. Do You Hear What I Hear?

15. Calypso Noel

16. The Little Drummer Boy

17. Christmas Day

18. The Lord’s Prayer

19. Sign of the Dove

20. Christmas Is…

21. When a Child Is Born

22. The Very First Christmas Day

23. Christmas in the City of Angels

24. The Lord’s Prayer (with Gladys Knight & the Pips)

25. When a Child Is Born (with Gladys Knight & the Pips)

 Disc Three

1. It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas

2. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

3. Jingle Bells

4. Toyland

5. The Christmas Waltz

6. Every Christmas Eve/Giving (Santa’s Theme)

7. Christmas for Everyone/Where Can I Find Christmas?

8. We Need a Little Christmas

9. Caroling, Caroling/Happy Holiday

10. It’s Christmas Time Again

11. O Tannenbaum

12. Joy to the World

13. Heavenly Peace

14. Away in a Manger

15. A Christmas Love Song

16. Frosty the Snowman

17. Have a Holly Jolly Christmas

18. O Little Town of Bethlehem

19. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

20. Snowfall/Christmas Time Is Here

21. Merry Christmas

22. Winter Wonderland/Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (with Bette Midler)

23. What a Wonderful World (Christmas Version)

24. Ave Maria (Long Version)

Friday
Oct092015

The Dictators: The Next Big Thing EP–Andrew W.K. 2015 Remixes & Studio Outtakes (Black Friday Exclusive Release)

THIS LP IS AN OFFICIAL EXCLUSIVE BLACK FRIDAY/RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE AVAILABLE IN RECORD STORES ON November 27, 2015


  • Andy “Adny” Shernoff, Scott “TopTen” Kempner, Ross “The Boss” Friedman a.k.a. FUNichello, Stu Boy King, and Handsome Dick Manitoba were The Dictators, One of New York’s Earliest—and Best—Punk Rock Bands

  • Their 1975 Album The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! Is Today Considered One of the Greatest Proto-Punk Records Ever Made

  • Real Gone Music Is Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of This Classic Album with an Exclusive Release for Black Friday

  • The Dictators: The Next Big Thing EP—Andrew W.K. 2015 Remixes & Studio Outtakes Includes Six Never-Before-Released Tracks

  • Three of the Tracks Are Go Girl Crazy! Songs That Have Been “Remixed, Over-Produced and Totally Ruined Reimagined” by Long-Time Dictators Fan, Professional Party Animal and Metal/Punk Rock Singer-Songwriter-Producer Andrew W.K.

  • The Other Three Tracks Are Unreleased Outtakes from the Go Girl Crazy! Album Featuring a Newly Discovered Song, “Backseat Boogie”

  • Real Gone Music Will Be Releasing on CD an Expanded & Remastered Version of Go Girl Crazy!; However, Two of the Tracks, the Andrew W.K. Remix of “The Next Big Thing” and the Instrumental Take of “Weekend,” Will Forever Be Exclusive to This Vinyl Black Friday Release

  • Andrew W.K. and The Dictators Are in Full Support of the Release

  • LIMITED EDITION OF 2500 RELEASED ON OPAQUE RED VINYL 

    It’s been 40 years since Andy “Adny” Shernoff, Scott “Top Ten” Kempner, Ross “The Boss” Friedman a.k.a. FUNichello, Stu Boy King, and Handsome Dick Manitoba released the Dictators’ debut Go Girl Crazy! album and created the loud, fast, and rude template that thousands of punk bands to come slavishly followed.

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Friday
Oct092015

Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 3—Pembroke Pines, Florida 5/22/77. (2 CD Set)

—The Spring 1977 Tour Is Considered by Many Dead Heads to Be the Best String of Shows Ever Performed by the Grateful Dead

—Dead Archivist Dick Latvala Deemed the Concert on Dick’s Picks Vol. 3 the Best Show on the Tour

—Features a Never-to-Be-Repeated Medley of “Estimated Prophet”/”Eyes of the World”/”Wharf Rat”/”Terrapin Station”/”Morning Dew”

—Also Includes Definitive Live Versions of “Sugaree” and “The Music Never Stopped” and a Phenomenal “Help on the Way”/Slipknot!”/“Franklin’s Tower”

—Long Out of Print

--Real Gone will also be releasing, in a limited 3eition 300-unit reprint, Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 26—4/26/69 Electric Theater, Chicago, IL 4/27/69 Labor Temple, Minneapolis, MN, a 2-CD set that stands as a worthy complement to the group’s seminal Live Daad album, featuring the same “Dark Star”/”St. Stephen”/”The Eleven” medley that formed the centerpiece of that album

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Grateful Dead:  Dick’s Picks Vol. 3—Pembroke Pines, Florida 5/22/77. (2 CD Set)

Grateful Dead archivist Dick Latvala considered this show to be the finest outing on the entire Spring 1977 tour, and, as any Dead Head knows, that is high praise indeed! At the time, the Dead weren’t sure a market existed (ha!) for three and four-CD packages, so this two-CD set leaves off eight songs from the show, but consider what songs are here: a phenomenal “Help on the Way”/”Slipknot!”/”Franklin’s Tower” concludes disc one after one of the definitive renditions of “Sugaree” and a terrific “The Music Never Stopped,” with Phil Lesh’s slithering bass leading the way in recording engineer’s Betty Cantor-Jackson’s mix.

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Friday
Oct092015

NAT KING COLE: Stardust—The Rare Television Performances. (2CD Set)

—Despite passing away at the young age of 45, Nat “King” Cole Enjoyed a 30-Year Career in Show Business and Became One of the Greatest Pop Singers of All Time

—In 1956, Nat Began a 13-Month Run as Host of The Nat King Cole Show

—While Bits and Pieces of His Performances from the Show Have Surfaced on Various Bootlegs, Stardust—The Rare Television Performances Represents the First Legitimate and Comprehensive Collection of This Material

—35 Tracks That Also Include Recordings from Nat’s 1963 appearance on Australian Television

—Features Renditions of Songs He Never Recorded Commercially as Well as Striking Re-Interpretations of His Hits

—Arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Gordon Jenkins, and Billy May

—Remastered by Mike Milchner, the Engineer on At Last, Real Gone Music’s Acclaimed Collection of Peggy Lee Radio Performances

—Comprehensive Liner Notes by Cole Expert Jordan Taylor

—Photos from the Cole Estate

—A Major Addition to the Nat King Cole Discography and a Must for His Legion of Fans

 

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Nat King Cole: Stardust—The Rare Television Performances. (2CD Set)

 Was there ever a performer in the history of American popular music who produced such a diverse body of work, over such an extended period of time, as Nat King Cole? In a career that spanned nearly 30 years—despite his untimely death in 1965 at age 45—Nat sang and played just about everything at one time or another, from jazz and pop to country and spirituals and all else in between. To this day, his music—all of it—endures.

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Friday
Oct092015

KING CURTIS: The Complete Atco Singles (3-CD Set)

—Curtis Ousley a.k.a. King Curtis Was the Greatest R&B Instrumentalist of All Time

—The Saxophonist Played on Hundreds of Historic Recording Sessions, Everything from The Coasters’ “Yakety Yak” to John Lennon’s Imagine Album

—Also Released Some of the Greatest Pop-R&B Albums of All Time, Including Live at Small’s Paradise, King Curtis Plays the Great Memphis Hits, Instant Groove, and, of course, Live at Fillmore West.

—Curtis Was a Successful Singles Artist, Too, Notching 25 Pop and 10 R&B Hits During His Career

—In Fact, Curtis Recorded an Astounding 66 Single Sides for the Atco Label During His Two Tenures for the Label

King Curtis: The Complete Atco Hits Collects, for the First Time, All 66 Single Sides Curtis Recorded for Atco on one 3-CD Set

—Includes over Two Dozen Songs That Never Came Out on Any of His Albums

—Virtually None of These Mono Single Mixes Have Come Out on CD

—Also Features Both Sides of An Unreleased Single

—Among the 66 Tracks Are Hits Like “Memphis Soul Stew,” “Ode to Billie Joe,” and “Whole Lotta Love” (the Led Zeppelin song)

—Musicians Appearing on These Recordings Include Eric Clapton, Duane Allman, Delaney Bramlett, Cornell Dupree, Jimmy Johnson, Spooner Oldham, Roger Hawkins, Tommy Cogbill, and Reggie Young 

—All but One Track Taken from Tape in the Atlantic Vaults

—Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision    

—Liner Notes by Randy Poe, Head of Leiber & Stoller Music Publishing

—Includes Beautiful Photos Inside a Gleaming 8-Panel Digipak

—The R&B Retrospective of the Year!

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King Curtis: The Complete Atco Singles. (3-CD Set

 King Curtis was the greatest R&B instrumentalist of all time, period. And it’s not much of a contest. Born Curtis Ousley in Fort Worth, Texas in 1934, the saxophonist played on hundreds of the most hallowed recording sessions of all time, everything from the Coasters’ “Yakety Yak” to John Lennon’s Imagine album. But Curtis wasn’t just a superstar sideman; he also was responsible for some of the greatest Pop/R&B instrumental albums of all time, including such Atco label classics as Live at Small’s Paradise, King Curtis Plays the Great Memphis Hits, Instant Groove, and, of course, Live at Fillmore West.

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Friday
Oct092015

THE DICTATORS: The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! 40th Anniversary Remastered & Expanded Edition. CD

—Andy “Adny” Shernoff, Scott “Top Ten” Kempner, Ross “The Boss” Friedman a.k.a. FUNichello, Stu Boy King, and Handsome Dick Manitoba were The Dictators, One of New York’s Earliest—and Best—Punk Rock Bands

—Their 1975 Album The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! Is Today Considered One of the Greatest Proto-Punk Records Ever Made

—Real Gone Music Is Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of This Classic Album with a Deluxe, Newly Remastered Version

The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! 40th Anniversary Remastered & Expanded Edition Presents the First Remastering (by Mike Piacentini at Battery Studios) of the Original Album Since Its Initial Release on CD in 1990

—Two of the Bonus Tracks Are Go Girl Crazy! Songs That Have Been “Remixed, Over-Produced and Totally Ruined Reimagined” by Long-Time Dictators Fan, Professional Party Animal and Metal/Punk Rock Singer-Songwriter-Producer Andrew W.K.

—The Other Seven Bonus Tracks Are Rare and/or Unreleased Outtakes from the Go Girl Crazy! Album Featuring a Newly Discovered Song, “Backseat Boogie”

—Also Includes the Unreleased Single Mix of “(I Live for) Cars and Girls”

—Liner Notes by Dictators Songwriter, Lead Vocalist and Bassist Andy Shernoff

—Rare Images from the Vault Including the Actual Tape Boxes Included

—Released with the Full Support of The Dictators and Andrew W.K.

—The Key Link Between Early ‘70s Acts Like the Stooges and New York Dolls and the Late-‘70s Punk Movement


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The Dictators: The Dictators Go Girl Crazy! 40th Anniversary Remastered & Expanded Edition. CD

It’s been 40 years since Andy “Adny” Shernoff, Scott “Top Ten” Kempner, Ross “The Boss” Friedman a.k.a. FUNichello, Stu Boy King, and Handsome Dick Manitoba released the Dictators’ debut Go Girl Crazy! Album and created the loud, fast, and snotty template that thousands of punk bands to come slavishly followed. And now the boys are ready to celebrate their anniversary in style, with help from a very special friend.

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Friday
Oct092015

JEREMY SPENCER: Jeremy Spencer (Expanded Edition). CD

  • A Gifted Mimic and Stinging Blues Guitar Player, Jeremy Spencer Was One of the Original Members of Fleetwood Mac

 

  • His 1970 Self-Titled Solo Album Features Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Danny Kirwan and Peter Green from the Band

 

  • First Legitimate Release on CD

 

  • Charmingly Eccentric Release Features Spencer’s Adoption of the Styles of Buddy Holly (“Linda”), Elvis Presley (“If I Could Swim the Mountain”), and John Mayall (“Mean Blues”)

 

  • Also Includes Mod Pop a la Small Faces on “Take a Look Around Mrs. Brown” and a Yardbirds Rave-Up on “Here Comes Charlie (with His Dancing Shoes On)"

 

  • Expanded Edition Includes the Non-LP B-Side “Teenage Darling” That Spencer Used to Perform Live Dressed as Elvis Presley

 

  • Richie Unterberger’s Liner Notes Include Quotes from Spencer

 

  • Real Gone Reissue Will Be Welcomed by Fleetwood Mac Fans Worldwide 

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Jeremy Spencer: Jeremy Spencer (Expanded Edition). CD

With Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Danny Kirwan and Peter Green all playing on the record, it would be easy to label Jeremy Spencer’s 1970 solo release “The Great Lost Early Fleetwood Mac Album.” And you’d be right—up to a point. For while Spencer’s bandmates are all unmistakably there—perhaps making up for Spencer’s absence on Then Play On—this record is very much a product of Spencer’s own unique take on blues and pop music. Spencer was always a bit of a wildcard in Fleetwood Mac; on record, he was the most tradition-minded bluesman in the band, but on stage he was a real live wire, notable not just for his scorching (and sometimes suggestive) renditions of old blues tunes but also for his gifted mimicry of such performers as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and John Mayall.

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Friday
Sep252015

Our Once A Year Sale Continues with 21 Titles Added Including Vinyl and Christmas Releases!

We can't believe it's already been a week since we launched our Once A Year Sale...we've been so busy filling your orders (for which we thank you very much) that the time has just flown by! But that means we only have a week left in the Sale, so the time has come to sweeten the pot. We've added 21 new titles marked down to as low as $5.00 to the 118 titles we already marked down , and have put vinyl LPs and Christmas releases on sale for the first time ever! Even if you already bought from us, you might want to take another look...these prices have never been lower and probably never will be this low again. Just click on the link below and get Real Gone on the cheap!


Thanks again for your business, and remember, our Once A Year Sale ends a week from today on Friday, October 2!

 

Friday
Sep182015

Once A Year Huge Sale! Up To 79% Off On 118 Titles!

It's time for our annual huge sale! Last year we launched it in October because we had so many great holiday releases coming up that we had to make room in our warehouse, but this year, with TWICE the number of new Christmas titles on tap, we're getting started even earlier. And it's by far our biggest hugest sale yet–118 releases compared to 85 last year, with a ton of titles that we have never put on sale before anywhere! With CDs priced as low as $3 and savings of up to 79% off list price, it's time to go to town...Just click the link below for the list of sale titles and their incredibly low prices


Order as much as you want, but don't wait around too long-the sale is only going to last a couple of weeks, and once a title is gone, it's real gone! First-come, first-served. It's our only sale of the year-don't miss this chance to save more on our quality reissues than you ever have before!
 
Look for big news (and autographs) early next month on our holiday releases.

Till then, happy bargain hunting!
 

 

Friday
Sep112015

THE LIVING VOICES

  • Brain child of Pioneering Producer Ethel Gabriel,The Living Voices Were One of the Top Acts on RCA’s Wildly Successful Living Stereo Imprint

  • Living Voices Albums Were Renowned for Their Ornate Orchestration, Innovative Arrangements, and, Most of All, Sweeping Stereo Sound

  • This Twofer Includes a Pair of Classic Christmas Albums from the Vocal Ensemble

  • 1962’s Sing Christmas Music Had Come Out in 1959 on the Living Stereo Imprint as Christmas Surprises from the Ralph Hunter Choir

  • Features Such Unexpected Touches as an Orchestra of Toys and a Native American Christmas Carol

  • Worldwide CD Debut

  • 1965’s The Little Drummer Boy Boasts the Legendary Anita Kerr Singers and Production by Anita Kerr Herself

  • Includes Then-Recent Seasonal Broadway Tunes Along with Modern Classics Like “Blue Christmas” and Old Favorites Like “Jingle Bells”

  • Domestic CD Debut

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Sony’s Battery Studios

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese 

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THE LIVING VOICES: Sing Christmas Music/The Little Drummer Boy. CDCd 

RCA’s wildly successful Living Stereo series spawned a number of ensembles with “Living” in their titles; the two that folks remember these days are The Living Strings and The Living Voices. Both groups were the brainchild of RCA’s trailblazing female producer Ethel Gabriel, who assembled some of the finest studio musicians, arrangers and vocalists for lush, beautifully recorded albums aimed at a middle America eager to give their newly acquired stereo systems a spin.

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Friday
Sep112015

JIM NABORS

  • Jim Nabors Will Forever Be Famous for His Comic Role as Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.

  • But Nabors Had a Rich Baritone That He Flashed Occasionally on TV, Which Led to Columbia’s Signing Him as a Recording Artist

  • The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings Contains Both of the Christmas Albums Nabors Recorded for Columbia , 1967’s The Jim Nabors Christmas Album and 1972’s Merry Christmas

  • Both Albums Have Long Been Out of Print

  • The Jim Nabors Christmas Album Was the Best-Selling Holiday Release of 1969, Two Years After Its Original Release, and Remained on the Christmas Charts for Seven Years

  • Merry Christmas Teamed Nabors with Famed Producer Snuff Garrett and Featured the Much- Requested “A Girl Named Noel”

  • The Collection Also Includes the Rare Single “I Was a King at Jesus’ Birth” and Adds More Three Seasonal Selections Culled from Nabors’ Beloved Gospel Recordings

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Sony’s Battery Studios

  • Liner Notes by JoeMarchese of The Second Disc

  • 27 Tracks, Over 79 Minutes 

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Jim Nabors: The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings. CD

From his first appearances on The Andy Griffith Show, America fell in love with Jim Nabors’ portrayal of the sweetly bumbling gas station attendant Gomer Pyle.  But Gomer was just one part of Nabors’ persona.  Nabors also possessed a rich baritone that he used to great, and comic, effect on both Andy Griffith and then his own immensely popular spin-off, Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C., during its five-season run between 1964 and 1969. 

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Friday
Sep112015

JIMMY DEAN

  • Top Ten Country and Pop Recording Artist, Sausage Salesman, James Bond Villain, Tonight Show Host— Jimmy Dean Was an All-American, Self-Made Renaissance Man

  • Best Known Musically for His Hits “Big Bad John” and “P.T. 109,” Dean Also Scored a Big Smash with His 1965 Holiday Release, Jimmy Dean’s Christmas Card, Which Hit the Christmas Charts for Three Straight Years

  • Includes the Classic Christmas Novelty Song, “Yes, Patricia, There Is a Santa Claus”

  • Jimmy Dean’s Christmas Card—The Complete Columbia Christmas Recordings Also Includes Three Rare, Non-LP Sides Featuring the Hit Single Version of “Yes, Patricia”

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Sony’s Battery Studios

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

  • AddedPhotos 

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JIMMY DEAN: Jimmy Dean’s Christmas Card—The Complete

Columbia Christmas Recordings. CD 

The title of the late Jimmy Dean’s autobiography is 30 Years of Sausage, 50 Years of Ham, but a more appropriate summation of his life is etched on his tombstone epitaph: “Here Lies One Hell of a Man.” For Jimmy Dean really did do it all—Top Ten pop and country singer, pure pork sausage purveyor, James Bond villain, Tonight Show host, even patron saint to puppeteer Jim Henson (Henson got his break on Jimmy’s 1963-1966 TV show).

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Friday
Sep112015

LYNN ANDERSON

—The Late, Great Lynn Anderson Is One of the Most Successful Country Artists of All Time

—Her 1970 Chart Topper “Rose Garden” Launched a String of #1 Hits That Made Her an Early ‘70s Country Superstar

—Among Her Most Beloved Recordings is 1971’s The Christmas Album, Which Was Released at the Height of Her Popularity, but Has Only Been on CD Briefly and Commands Triple-Figure Sums

—Produced by Then-Husband Glenn Sutton and Features Nashville’s A-Team of Session Musicians

—Includes Favorites Like “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” 

—Also Premieres New Songs Like “Ding-a-Ling the Christmas Bell,” “Mr. Mistletoe,” and the Country Weeper “Don’t Wish Me Merry Christmas”

—Expanded Edition Includes Special Christmas Seals Promotional Singles Lynn Recorded in 1971 and 1972 as the Charity’s Ambassador Including Spoken Word Sections

—Liner Notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese

—Added Photos

--Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC

—A Timely Release to Celebrate the Country Legend’s Legacy

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Lynn Anderson : The Christmas Album (Expanded Edition). CD

With the phenomenal success of her 1970 single “Rose Garden,” Lynn Anderson was launched into the ranks of country and pop superstardom.  The Grammy Award-winning singer’s string of No. 1 hits made her a chart fixture in the 1970s, and, indeed, one of the most successful artists of all time. 

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Friday
Sep112015

BOBBY VINTON

  • Almost Alone Among Pop Crooners in the ‘60s, Bobby Vinton Continued to Score Hits for Another Two Decades After the British Invasion, Including Such Top Ten Smashes as “Mr. Lonely,” “Please Love Me Forever,” and “My Melody of Love”

  • Vinton Also Ruled the Christmas Charts with His 1963 EP Songs of Christmas and His 1964 Full- Length LP A Very Merry Christmas

  • A Very Merry Christmas—The Complete Epic Christmas Collection Features Both the EP and the LP, Plus the Rare 1970 Single “Christmas Eve in My Home Town”

  • Also Includes Two Non-LP Sides Taken from Hard-to-Find Various Artists Packages and an Unreleased Track

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Sony’s Battery Studios

  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

  • AddedPhotos 

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Bobby Vinton: A Very Merry Christmas—The Complete Epic Christmas Collection. CD

When The Beatles hit the top of the charts for the first time in 1964 with “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” do you know what single they displaced? Why, Bobby Vinton’s “There! I’ve Said It Again!” But, while the British Invasion spelled the end of chart appearances for just about every pop crooner of Bobby’s ilk, “The Polish Prince” just kept rolling along, racking up a total of 49 hits all the way through 1981, including such Top Ten smashes as “Mr. Lonely,” “Please Love Me Forever,” and “My Melody of Love.”

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Friday
Sep112015

GLEN CAMPBELL: Complete Capitol Christmas Recordings

—In a Career Spanning over 50 Years, Glen Campbell Has Become One of Pop Music’s Truly Iconic Figures

—Over 45 Million Records Sold (and Many Millions More Played On as Part of The Wrecking Crew)

—Awarded 12 Gold, 4 Platinum, and 1 Double Platinum Records

—Over 80 Songs Charted on the Pop, Country, and Adult Contemporary Charts

—Host of His Own 1969-1972 TV Show, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour

—Currently the Subject of Two Talked-About Documentaries,  The Wrecking Crew and Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

The Standard Bearer for New Openness About Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

—His Christmas Album, 1968’s That Christmas Feeling, Went to #1 on the Christmas Charts and Hit the Charts Three Times after That

—Capitol Issued Three More Christmas Albums under Glen’s Name, Sprinkling in New Tracks with Songs Lifted from That Christmas Feeling

—Glen Campbell: Complete Capitol Christmas Recordings Includes Every Christmas Recording Glen Made for the Capitol Label

—11 Tracks from That Christmas Feeling Plus Seven More Christmas Rarities

—Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

—Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

—Added Photos

—A Timely Tribute to a Man and Artist Whose Spirit and Legacy Remain Undimmed

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Glen Campbell: Complete Capitol Christmas Recordings. CD

The statistics concerning Glen Campbell’s career are staggering. Over 50-plus years in the music business, he has sold over 45 million records (and that’s not counting the tens of millions more he played on as part of the Wrecking Crew), accumulated 12 Gold albums, 4 Platinum albums and one Double Platinum album, and placed over 80 different songs on the Country, Pop and Adult Contemporary charts including such iconic recordings as “Gentle on My Mind,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” and “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

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Wednesday
Aug122015

THE BECKIES

  • The Beckies Were the Last Significant Musical Project for the Late, Great Michael Brown (Left Banke, Montage, Stories) 
  • Their One and Only Release, a 1976 Self-Titled Album, Is a Bona-Fide Power Pop Classic 
  • Perfect for Fans of Badfinger and the Raspberries 
  • Reissued with Liner Notes by Jeremy Cargill and Lyrics
  • Worldwide CD Debut for a True Cult Favorite!

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The Beckies: The Beckies CD

Real Gone Music answers the pleas of power pop fans worldwide with the first-ever CD release of this classic one-off album from The Beckies, the group led by Michael Brown of Left Banke, Montage, and Stories fame. Brown made a career out of melding classical motifs with rock, but here—on what would turn out to be the last project to which he made a significant contribution—the focus is definitely more on the latter. The Beckies fits right on the shelf with your Badfinger and Raspberries records, full of catchy tunes that in another era would have had a chance at significant radio play, but 1976 was the height of the disco craze, and therefore it sunk without a commercial trace.

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Wednesday
Aug122015

THE SOULFUL STRINGS

 

  • The Soulful Strings Were the Hippest “Easy Listening” Group Ever
  • Produced and Conceived of by Richard Evans, Resident Genius at the Cadet Label
  • Composed of Members of the Chess/Cadet Label House Band, Including flautist Lennie Druss, guitarist Phil Upchurch, bassist/cellist Cleveland Eaton and harpist Dorothy Ashby
  • Their Mix of Orchestral, Jazz, R&B and Exotica Sounds Has Made Them an Act Beloved by Collectors the World Over
  • The Magic of Christmas Was Their Highest-Charting Album, at #35
  • Reissued with Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti
  • Worldwide CD Debut!

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The Soulful Strings : The Magic of Christmas. CD

The Soulful Strings were without a doubt the hippest project ever to emerge from the ‘60s with the word “Strings” in its name.

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Wednesday
Aug122015

GEORGE MELACHRINO AND HIS ORCHESTRA

  • The British-Born Conductor George Melachrino Was the RCA Label’s Answer to the Decca Label’s Mantovani
  • His 1959 Album Christmas Joy Was a Symphonic Seasonal Classic That Took Full Advantage of the New Recording Techniques Pioneered by RCA’s Living Stereo Series
  • Features 12 Tracks from Melachrino’s Previous Christmas Smash Christmas in High Fidelity Re-Recorded in Stereo Plus Four New Songs
  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese with Added Photos 
  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC
  • Worldwide CD debut!

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George Melachrino and His Orchestra: Christmas Joy. CD

English-born conductor/arranger George Melachrino was the RCA label’s answer to the Decca label’s Mantovani. Along with his famed Music for Moods series, which provided sumptuous soundtracks for every occasion, from dining to daydreaming to studying to sleeping, his most beloved recordings were his two Christmas albums.

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Wednesday
Aug122015

THE THREE SUNS

 

  • The Instrumental Trio The Three Suns Had a Career That Spanned Three Decades and Were Among the Most Popular Acts of the ‘40s and ‘50s
  • Recorded for RCA’s Famed Living Stereo Series, Their 1959 Album A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas Is One of the Most Entertaining and Wacky Christmas Albums of the Era
  • Rock and Roll Guitar and Instrumentation Ranging from Chimes to Bells to Oboes to Two Tubas Make This Album a Christmas Music Cult Classic
  • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese with Added Photos
  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC
  • Worldwide CD Debut!

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The Three Suns: A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas. CD

The instrumental trio The Three Suns had been around for about two decades, capturing fans as far-ranging as First Lady Mamie Eisenhower and the Platters (who took their “Twilight Time” to the top of the charts), when they cut this record for RCA’s famed Living Stereo series in 1959.

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