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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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Wednesday
Aug122015

JOHN GARY

  • John Gary Was One of the Leading Male Pop Singers of the ‘60s, with 15 charting albums to his credit and a Range and Tone That Were the Envy of His Peers
  • His 1964 Christmas Album Was the Most Popular of All of His Releases, Hitting #3 on the Charts and Charting for Four Straight Years After That
  • Arranged and Conducted by Peter Matz, Best Known for His Work with Barbra Streisand 
  • Real Gone Music’s Reissue Features Liner Notes from John Gary’s Widow Lee Gary 
  • Includes Photos from the Gary Family Archives
  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC

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John Gary: The John Gary Christmas Album. CD

With 15 charting albums to his credit during the ‘60s, one would think John Gary would get a lot more recognition than he does these days as one of the leading pop male vocalists of the decade.

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Wednesday
Aug122015

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

  • However, None of the Albums in the Group’s Catalog Have EVER Come Out Legitimately 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

  • Remasters Approved by The Four Seasons’ Bob Gaudio Himself

  • Their 1962 Christmas Album, The 4 Seasons Greetings, Hit the Charts Three Times, Once in 1963 and Then Again in 1966 and 1967 When It Was Re-Packaged as

    The 4 Seasons’ Christmas Album

  • Presented in Mini LP Sleeves with Old-Style, “Tip-On” Printing That Exactly Replicates the Original Album Sleeve for 4 Seasons Greetings All the Way Down to the Vee Jay Logos

  • Obi Strip Promotes the Release

  • LIMITED EDITIONS OF 2000 

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The 4 Seasons: The 4 Seasons Greetings (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!

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Wednesday
Aug122015

Jay Dee

  • 1977’s Come On In Love Was Yet Another in a Long String of Fantastic Barry White Productions in the ‘70s

  • White Produced and Wrote or Co-Wrote Seven of the Nine Songs

  • Front Man Jay Dee a.k.a. Earl Nelson a.k.a. Jackie Lee Collaborated with White on the Hits “Harlem Shuffle” and “The Duck"

  • ArrangedbytheGreatGenePage

  • Expanded Edition Features Both Sides of the “Strange Funky Games and Things” Single, the Single Edit and an Instrumental Version

  • Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti 

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Jay Dee: Come On In Love (Expanded Edition). CD

With production by Barry White, and seven of its nine songs written or co-written by the Walrus of Love, you d think that this one-off release from Jay Dee was in reality all but a solo album from White. And you know what? You d be right...almost. For while Come On In Love sports the trademark lush orchestration (with arrangements by Gene Page) and funky rhythms that made Barry White a superstar during the 70s, the artist Jay Dee was, if not an equal partner, a worthy front man.

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Wednesday
Aug122015

GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 04

  • Dick’s Picks Vol. 4 Hails from Probably the Most Famous Stand of Shows in Grateful Dead History, the 2/13-2/14/70 Concerts at the Fillmore East
    in NYC

  • The Official Release History of the Grateful Dead, Vol. 1 (Bear’s Choice) Pulled Material from These Shows

  • DP4 Features the Most Famous “Dark Star” Version of Them All, the One That Formed the Basis of the Recombinant “Dark Star” on the Grayfolded Album

  • Also Includes a Rare Live Version of “Mason’s Children”

  • One of the Greatest Live Albums in the Dead’s Vast Array of Concert Recordings 

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Grateful Dead: DIck’s Picks Vol. 4—Fillmore East 2/13-14/70 (3-CD Set)

If Dick s Picks Vol. 8 presented arguably the single most famous show in the Grateful Dead canon 5/2/70 at Harpur College in Binghamton then Dick s Picks Vol. 4 presents the most famous stand of shows in the band s long history of touring, the 2/13/70-2/14/70 shows at the Fillmore East in New York. Just how good were the three sets that comprised each show? Well, when LSD chemist and band benefactor Owsley Stanley produced the official release History of the Grateful Dead, Vol. 1 (Bear s Choice), he lifted portions of each night s first set and acoustic second set in assembling that record, yet there was enough (very) strong material left over to make Dick s Picks Vol. 4 one of the greatest live albums in the Grateful Dead catalog.

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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

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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.” But the Wicked Pickett’s scorching career didn’t stop when he left Atlantic Records.  Beginning with 1973’s Mr. Magic Man, Pickett recorded four soulful studio albums for RCA Records, where, in an extremely productive two years, he notched his final Hot 100 hits as well as a string of R&B chart successes. 

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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

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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

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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

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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. His early regional recordings for a multitude of labels including Corona, D.L.B., Norteño, Dina and Joey made him a local music legend in the San Antonio area. But, after being tapped by fellow Texas icon Doug Sahm to play on the landmark album Doug Sahm and Band, Flaco quickly became the accordionist of choice for everybody from Ry Cooder to Buck Owens to the Rolling Stones. His celebrated status among fellow musicians did not escape notice from the major labels. Warner Bros. signed him for 1992’s Partners, and Arista signed him shortly thereafter, at first attempting to make a crossover country star out of the conjunto master. Flaco Jiménez, his 1994 self-titled debut for the label, featured such guest stars as Raul Malo of the Mavericks (singing lead on “Seguro Que Hell Yes”) and Radney Foster (singing a duet with Flaco on “Jealous Heart”), supplementing Flaco’s core band of Oscar Tellez on bajo sexto and vocals, Fred Ojeda on vocals, Max Baca on bass and Flaco’s son David on drums. Perhaps due to its mix of country and conjunto styles, the album didn’t chart, but it did win a Grammy for Best Mexican-American/Tejano Performance. It’s also prime Flaco, as the tension between the country and conjunto stylings actually makes for a very engaging and intriguing album. When it came time to make 1996’s Buena Suerte Señorita, however, all thoughts of building a bridge between Nashville and San Antonio were out the window, and Flaco and his core band settled in to make, as co-producer Cameron Randle put it, “a 100% turbo conjunto record.” (Another choice quote from Randle: “How long does it take to listen to this record? To paraphrase Flaco, about a six-pack and a half.”) Fan favorite “Borracho #1” leads off the album, followed by one propulsive, kick-ass conjunto song after another, highlighted by the title tune that features a rare solo vocal turn by Flaco. Both of these albums have long been out of print, and for this Real Gone reissue (remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios), we’ve added liner notes by Randy Poe that feature quotes from Flaco taken from Poe’s fresh interview with the legend. Essential stuff, and a key, missing part of the Flaco Jiménez discography!

SONGS:

Flaco Jiménez (1994)

1.   Seguro Que Hell Yes

2.   El Pesudo

3.   Por Las Parrandas

4.   Por Una Mujer Bonita

5.   Jealous Heart

6.   Open Up Your Heart

7.   Que Problemas

8.   Carolina

9.   Que Lo Sepa el Mundo

10. Cat Walk 

Buena Suerte, Señorita (1996)

11. Borracho #1

12. Mala Movida

13. Tico Taco Polka

14. En Avión Hasta Acapulco

15. Buena Suerta, Señorita

16. El Gallo Copetón

17. Dos Cosas

18. Contigo Nomas

19. Mis Brazos Te Esperan

20. Swiss Waltz

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!

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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. And make no mistake—the Tornados were a supergroup; in fact, when it comes to roots and ethnic music, the pedigree of the band was unmatched.

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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

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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? Well, they actually did! Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, author and director Ricci Martin, the sixth child of legendary “King of Cool” Dean Martin (and younger brother of Dino, Desi and Billy’s Dean-Paul Martin!), got a little help from his friends to craft 1977’s Epic Records release Beached.

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Monday
Jul132015

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

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