Navigation
Twitter
Thursday
Feb122015

JESSE WINCHESTER

With the Passing of Jesse Winchester a Year Ago, America Lost One of Its Great Singer- Songwriters

Winchester’s Early Career Was Stymied by His Exile in Canada as a Draft Resister

This Previously Unreleased Radio Broadcast Marked the First Time a Jesse Winchester Live Concert Had Been Heard in America Since He Moved to Canada

This Montreal Concert Was Also the First-Ever Live Show Broadcast Internationally on Stereo FM Radio

Features Such Classics as “Mississippi on My Mind,” “Brand New Tennessee Waltz” and “Yankee Lady”

Also Includes the Underground Radio Classic “Twigs and Seeds” and Such Sterling Covers as the Everly Brothers’ “Bowling Green”

Crystal Clear Fidelity and Fantastic Performances Featuring a Full Band

Liner Notes by Long-Time Winchester Fan Gene Sculatti

Added Photos

A Major Addition to the Jesse Winchester Discography and a Timely Tribute 

ORDER NOW! 

JESSE WINCHESTER: Seems Like Only Yesterday—Live in Montreal 1976. CD 

With the passing of Jesse Winchester last year, America lost one of its truly great singer-songwriters, but here is an unexpected release that will remind both his fans and those new to his art what a remarkable talent he was.

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Feb122015

RICK WAKEMAN

  • After Becoming a Keyboard Icon with Yes, Rick Wakeman Went On to Have a Very Successful Solo Career

  • Released in 1979, the Double Album Rhapsodies Was His Last Solo Album for the A&M Label

  • Never Before on CD in the U.S.; Previously Available Only as a Very Expensive Double-CD Japanese Release

  • Includes 17 Pieces, Featuring Versions of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Summertime”

  • Liner Notes by Bill Kopp

  • A Dizzying Blend of Styles and Moods, Anchored by Wakeman’s Prodigious Chops 

    ORDER NOW! 

    RICK WAKEMAN: Rhapsodies. CD

    Real Gone Music concludes its survey of Rick Wakeman’s solo recordings for the A&M label with yet another first-time-on-CD-in-the-U.S. release, this time of his last album for the label, a double-LP from 1979.

  • Click to read more ...

    Thursday
    Feb122015

    GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 09

    Two More Sought-After Volumes from the
 Dick’s Picks Series of Live Dead Shows, Both Out of Print for Years

    Dick’s Picks Vol. 11 Was the First-Ever Full Concert from 1972 Released by the Grateful Dead

    Features One of the Great “Dark Star” Performances with a One-Time-Only Segue into “Cumberland Blues”

    A Perfect Complement to Europe ‘72

    Dick’s Picks Vol. 9 Features Keyboardists
Vince Welnick and Bruce Hornsby Playing in Only Their Seventh and Second Shows, Respectively

    The First Dick’s Pick to Feature a Show from the ‘90s

    Peak Moments Include a Couple of Superb Jams, “Lunatic Preserve” and “No MSG Jam” 

    ORDER NOW! 

    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 9—Madison Square Garden, New York, NY 9/16/90 (3-CD Set)

    The signs were not exactly auspicious for the tribes trekking to Madison Square Garden for this mid-September 1990 show—less than two months had passed since the death of Brent Mydland, Vince Welnick had taken over keyboard duties earlier in the month, and Bruce Hornsby had joined the band just the night before!

    Click to read more ...

    Thursday
    Feb122015

    GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 11

    Two More Sought-After Volumes from the
 Dick’s Picks Series of Live Dead Shows, Both Out of Print for Years

    Dick’s Picks Vol. 11 Was the First-Ever Full Concert from 1972 Released by the Grateful Dead

    Features One of the Great “Dark Star” Performances with a One-Time-Only Segue into “Cumberland Blues”

    A Perfect Complement to Europe ‘72

    Dick’s Picks Vol. 9 Features Keyboardists
Vince Welnick and Bruce Hornsby Playing in Only Their Seventh and Second Shows, Respectively

    The First Dick’s Pick to Feature a Show from the ‘90s

    Peak Moments Include a Couple of Superb Jams, “Lunatic Preserve” and “No MSG Jam” 

    ORDER NOW! 


    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 11—Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, NJ 9/27/72 (3-CD Set)

    Dick’s Picks Vol. 11 was not only the first concert from 1972 to be released in the series, but also was the first full concert from that hallowed year ever to be released by the Dead.

    Click to read more ...

    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    SHANTI

  • Shanti Was Part of the Fertile Late-‘60s/ Early-‘70s Bay Area Psychedelic Rock Scene

  • Led by Tabla Master Zakir Hussain, Who Went On to Collaborate with the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart Among Many Others

  • Also in Shanti’s Line-Up Were Sarod Virtuoso Ashish Khan and Former Members of the Loading Zone, Cold Blood and the Travel Agency

  • Cult Classic “Raga Rock” Album Sampled by Everybody from Richard Ashcroft to Fatboy Slim

  • Liner Notes by Richie Unterberger

  • Worldwide CD Debut 

    ORDER NOW! 

    SHANTI: Shanti. CD

    One of the earliest and greatest raga rock bands! Shanti’s most famous member was the legendary tabla player Zakir Hussain, who moved to Marin County in the late ‘60s and was eventually to hook up with the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart in the Diga Rhythm Band and Planet Drum.

  • Click to read more ...

    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    Betty LaVette

  • Betty (Now Bettye) LaVette Is One of the Greatest Female Soul Singers Alive, with a Brand-New Album Out (Worthy) Co-Produced by Joe Henry

  • Child of the Seventies Presents Her Long-Lost Album for the Atco Label Recorded in 1972

  • Also Includes Two Tracks Unreleased Prior to This Collection, Plus Six Single Sides and Two Mono Single Versions

  • Previously Available Only in a Hard-to-Find Limited Edition

  • Liner Notes by David Nathan

  • Masterful, Gritty Soul Performances 

    ORDER NOW! 

    BETTY LaVETTE: Child of the Seventies. CD

    With a brand-new album out this year (Worthy) co-produced by Joe Henry, Bettye LaVette is hotter than ever, easily one of our greatest living soul singers and still an irresistible artistic force.

  • Click to read more ...

    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    PERRY COMO

    With 131 Chart Singles and Over 20 Charting Albums, Perry Como Is One of the Most Decorated Singers in Pop Music History

    Nevertheless, Because of His Television Shooting Schedule His Live Performances Were Somewhat Rare

    1980’s Perry Como Live on Tour Offers a Rare Chance to Hear Him Perform

    Captures Mr. C. Captivating a Live Chicago Audience with His Trademark Warmth and Charm, Plus Some Very Funny Bits of Crowd Interaction

    An Hour-Long Concert Recording

    Includes Renditions of Such Huge Hits as “Temptation,” “It’s Impossible,” “Till the End of Time,” ”Catch a Falling Star,” ”Round and Round,” and ”Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes”

    Also Includes a Number of Songs He Never Recorded Commercially

    Musical Accompaniment Provided by Como’s Long-Time Music Director Nick Perito, with Vocal Arrangements by the Great Ray Charles

    Liner Notes by Como Expert Matthew Long

    Includes Photos from the Tour Drawn from the Sony Archive

    Remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in NYC...Sounds Better Than the Original Vinyl Release

    Worldwide CD Debut 

    ORDER NOW! 

    PERRY COMO: Perry Como Live on Tour. CD

    With 21 charting albums, 53 chart hits, and countless appearances on television and radio to his name, Perry Como has been awarded with virtually every accolade the music industry has to offer.

    Click to read more ...

    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    PEGGY LEE

  • Peggy Lee Is One of the Greatest Pop Vocalists of All Time

  • During the ‘50s, She Was a Regular on the Radio Airwaves, Particularly on Her Own Show Which Aired over the CBS Network and the Armed Forces Radio Service

  • However, Unlike Many of Her Peers, Peggy Has Never Enjoyed a Legitimate Retrospective of Her Radio Appearances

  • At Last—The Lost Radio Recordings Captures Peggy at Her Early-to-Mid-‘50s Peak, Performing 44 Songs She Never Recorded Commercially

  • Includes Popular Standards, Novelty Numbers, and Songs Made Famous by Such Contemporaries as Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Shore, Jo Stafford, Kay Starr and Margaret Whiting

  • Musical Direction by Sonny Burke and Russ Case

  • Superior Sound on Recordings Licensed from the Peggy Lee Estate and Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • Liner Notes by David Torresen, Long-Time Editor of PeggyLee.com, Her Official Website

  • Includes Photos from the Family Archives

  • Almost All of the Performances Have Not Been Heard Since They First Aired over the Radio Some 50 Years Ago

  • A Major, Historic Addition to the Peggy Lee Discography and Legacy 

    ORDER NOW! 

    PEGGY LEE: At Last—The Lost Radio Recordings (2-CD Set)

    As one of the greatest and most popular female pop singers working during radio’s Golden Age, Peggy Lee made her share of appearances on the dial, particularly on her own radio show that, starting in 1951, was broadcast over the CBS network and the Armed Forces Radio Service.

  • Click to read more ...

    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    Johnny Mathis

    • Johnny Mathis Is One of the Greatest Pop Vocalists of All Time, with over 70 Charting Albums and 50 Charting Singles to His Credit
    • Best Known for His Balladry, Mathis Took a Stylistic Detour in the ‘70s and Made a Pair of Cult Classic Albums with Philly Soul Legend Thom Bell (Delfonics, Stylistics, Spinners)
    • Life Is a Song Worth Singing—The Complete Thom Bell Sessions Presents Both Albums in Their Entirety with Bonus Tracks
    • 1973’s I’m Coming Home Features the Hit Title Track and the Top 10 AC Hit “Life Is a Song Worth Singing,” Plus Versions of the Stylistics Classics “I’m Stone in Love with You” and “Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)”
    • Also Includes Two Unreleased Thom Bell Instrumental Versions of “I’m Stone in Love with You” and “And I Think That’s What I’ll Do”
    • 1977’s Mathis Is Makes Its Worldwide CD Debut with a Bonus Single Version of “Loving You—Losing You”
    • The 2-CD, 29-Track Set Also Includes Five Other Mathis-Bell Productions Dating from 1972 to 2008
    • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese Feature Exclusive Quotes from Johnny Mathis Himself 
    • Remastered by Sean Brennan at Battery Studios in NYC 
    • A Unique Pairing of Two Pop Music Giants 

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

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

    ORDER NOW! 

    JOHNNY MATHIS: Life Is a Song Worth Singing—The Complete Thom Bell Sessions (2-CD Set)

    In 1973, Johnny Mathis boarded the love train with the destination of Philadelphia.  The velvet-voiced vocalist was already a music legend when he teamed with Thom Bell, architect of the Philadelphia soul sound via his groundbreaking work with The Delfonics, The Stylistics and The Spinners.

    Click to read more ...

    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    BOB CREWE

    The Late, Great Bob Crewe was “The Fifth Season” and One of Pop Music’s True Renaissance Men as a Songwriter, Producer, Singer, Artist & Entrepreneur

    With Bob Gaudio, Crewe Produced Most of the Four Seasons’ Biggest Hits

    Crewe Also Wrote Such Legendary Tunes as “Can’t Take My Eyes off You,” “Jenny, Take a Ride” and “Lady Marmalade”

    During 1976 & 1977, Crewe Was Signed to Elektra Records, Where He Recorded Two Albums, Neither of Which Have Been Out on CD in the U.S.

    1976’s Street Talk Resurrected The Bob Crewe Generation for a “Disco-Rock-Ballet” Concept Album Aimed at Broadway

    1977’s Motivation Teamed Crewe with Jerry Wexler and Famed Muscle Shoals Session Man Barry Beckett for a Singer- Songwriter Album Inspired by Carole King’s Tapestry

    The Complete Elektra Recordings Includes Both Albums on a 2-CD Set Jammed with a Host of Never-on-CD Bonus Tracks Featuring Rare Singles and Re-Mixes

    The Complete Elektra Recordings Also Marks the First Collaboration Between Real Gone Music and Online Music Reissue Maven Site The Second Disc

    Liner Notes by The Second Disc’s Own Joe Marchese

    A Timely Tribute to a Pop Music Giant 

    ORDER NOW!

    BOB CREWE: The Complete Elektra Recordings (2-CD Set)

    What do “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Jenny, Take a Ride” and “Lady Marmalade” all have in common?  Each one of those songs came from the pen from Bob Crewe. 

    Click to read more ...

    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    THE J. GEILS BAND

  • 1973’s Bloodshot Was The J.Geil Band’s Third Studio Album, and Their First Top Ten Album

  • Recognized as an Artistic Highpoint for the Band

  • Includes Such Geils Classics as “Give It to Me,” “Southside Shuffle” and “”(Ain’t Nothin’ but a) House Party”

  • Released on Limited Edition Red Vinyl Just Like the Original Release

  • All Other Original Album Art Intact Including Retro LP Labels

  • Lacquer Cutting and Remastering by Peter Black

  • First Time LP Reissue 

    ORDER NOW!

    J. Geils Band: Bloodshot (LIMITED EDITION 180-GRAM LP RELEASE)

    Despite a couple of previous worthy studio efforts to their name, when Bloodshot came out in 1973, the J. Geils Band was best known for being a smokin hot live act, a reputation bolstered by the success of their previous album, Live Full House, which was their highest-charting record to date.

  • Click to read more ...

    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    FOGHAT

  • Foghat Live Is One of Rock and Roll’s Great Live Albums, and One of the Great Albums of the ‘70s

  • Features the Classic Line-up of “Lonesome” Dave Peverett, Rod Price, Craig MacGregor and Roger Earl

  • 180-Gram Vinyl

  • Reproduces Original Die-Cut Jacket and Cardboard Full-Color Inner “Eurosleeve”

  • Features Boogie Classics “I Just Want to Make Love to You” and “Slow Ride” and a Live Version of the Hit “Fool for the City”

  • Lacquer Cutting and Remastering by Peter Black

  • First-Time LP Reissue 

    The first 50 customers to buy the LP from us get an autographed cover by Roger Earl, Foghat's original drummer who is still leading them on tour some 40 years later?. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed

    ORDER NOW!

    Foghat: Live (LIMITED EDITION 180-GRAM LP RELEASE) 

    It s one of the greatest rock n roll live albums of all time, and one of the greatest rock n roll albums of the 70s, period.

  • Click to read more ...

    Monday
    Dec082014

    RAY KENNEDY

    • Ray Kennedy Wrote “Sail On Sailor” with Brian Wilson, and Wrote/Recorded/Toured with Jeff Beck, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, Dave Mason, Michael Schenker and Many More Top Artists

    • Kennedy Was Also the “K” in Supergroup KGB That Included Barry Goldberg and Mike Bloomfield

    • This 1980 Solo Album Was Produced by David Foster and Featured Jeff Porcaro, Steve Lukather and Bill Champlin in Supporting Roles

    • Includes the Hits “Just for the Moment” and “Starlight”

    • Expanded Edition Includes an Unreleased Track, Two Unreleased Original Mixes and a Single Version of “Starlight”

    • Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti

    • Worldwide CD Debut 

    ORDER NOW!

    RAY KENNEDY: Ray Kennedy (Expanded Edition)

    The late Ray Kennedy wrote, recorded and toured with a Who’s Who list of musicians, including Brian Wilson (“Sail On Sailor”), Jeff Beck, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, Dave Mason, Michael Schenker and many more.

    Click to read more ...

    Monday
    Dec082014

    JOHN HALL

    • John Hall Founded the Group Orleans and Co-Wrote Their Two Biggest Hits, “Still the One” and “Dance with Me”

    • Hall Also Co-Founded Musicians United for Safe Energy Along with Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt & Graham Nash, and Became a Two-Term Congressman for New York’s 19th Congressional District

    • This 1979 Album Marries His Musical and Political Concerns on Songs Like “Power” and “So”

    • Features Guest Stars James Taylor, Carly Simon, Tony Levin and
      Jon Pousette-Dart

    • Expanded Edition Includes a Bonus Single Side, “Plutonium Is Forever”

    • Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti

    • Worldwide CD Debut 

    ORDER NOW!

    JOHN HALL: Power (Expanded Edition). CD 

    Sure, various congressmen have dabbled in music, but how many congressmen founded a platinum-selling band?! Well, 2007-2011 U.S. Representative for New York’s 19th congressional district John Hall did…in fact, he not only started Orleans, but wrote (along with then-wife Johanna Hall) their two big hits, “Still the One” and Dance with Me!”

    Click to read more ...

    Monday
    Dec082014

    GEORGE JONES & TAMMY WYNETTE

    • George Jones and Tammy Wynette Are One of the Most Celebrated Couples in the History of Country Music, Famous for Their Larger-Than-Life Music and Marriage

    • The First Collection of Its Kind, Songs of Inspiration Presents the Pair’s Devotional Recordings

    • Includes Songs Pulled from the Albums George Jones & Tammy Wynette: We Love to Sing About Jesus & Tammy Wynette: Inspiration

    • Inspiration Makes Its CD Debut on This Package

    • Also Includes Solo Inspirational Singles from George and Tammy

    • Liner Notes by John Alexander

    • Remastered at Sony’s Own Battery Studios

    • 26 Tracks 


    GEORGE JONES & TAMMY WYNETTE: Songs of Inspiration. CD

    Part of the attraction of country music is the way it juxtaposes the pious and profane, the sacred and sinful; Saturday night’s partier is Sunday morning’s penitent. And never was this contradiction at the core of country music quite so captured than by the very public ups and downs of the marriage between George Jones and Tammy Wynette.

    Click to read more ...

    Monday
    Dec082014

    JERRY WILLIAMS

  • Jerry Williams Is the Greatest Rock and R&B Songwriter You Never Heard Of, with Songs Recorded by Delbert McClinton, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt and Stevie Ray Vaughan Among Many Others

  • His 1979 Album, Gone, Should Have Been His Big Break But Was Pulled from Circulation Due to a Label Dispute; It’s Since Become a Serious Cult Classic

  • Produced by Williams and Chris Kimsey, Who Produced the Rolling Stones’ Some Girls Album

  • Features Such Stellar Sidemen as Donald “Duck” Dunn, Steve Cropper and Jeff Porcaro

  • Liner Notes by Williams Devotee Bill Bentley

  • Worldwide CD Debut 

    ORDER NOW!

     

    JERRY WILLIAMS: Gone. CD

     First scheduled for release in 1979, Jerry Williams' debut album for Warner Brothers Records was pulled from distribution before it ever made the record stores, victim of a dispute with the label.

  • Click to read more ...

    Monday
    Dec082014

    GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 12

     

    • Dick’s Picks Vol. 12 Combines the Second Sets of Two Different Nights to Create a Superlative Document of the “Wall of Sound” tour

    • Features One of the Greatest Performances of “China Cat Sunflower” Extant

    • Also Includes One of the Dead’s Most Historic Jams, a 27-Minute, Telepathic Improvisation Coming Out of a Beautiful “Weather Report Suite”

    • Second Set from the Second Night Begins with the Rarely-Performed Electronic Music Piece “Seastones,” and Includes a Separation of the “Sunshine Daydream” Section from “Sugar Magnolia” for Only the Second Time Ever

    • Out of Print for Years 

    ORDER NOW!

     
    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 12—Providence Civic Center 6/26/74 & Boston Garden 6/28/74 (3-CD Set)

    Combining the second sets of two different nights is not standard operating procedure for the Dick’s Picks series of live Dead shows, but this volume is the exception that proves the rule—the playing is so extraordinary, and the repertoire so unusual, that one can understand why Dick Latvala played more curator than archivist on Vol. 12.

    Click to read more ...

    Monday
    Dec082014

    BOBBY LANCE

  • Bobby Lance Wrote “The House That Jack Built” for Aretha Franklin and Other Hits for Girl Group and Doo Wop Acts

  • First Peace and Rollin’ Man Were His Only Two Solo Albums, Recorded for Cotillion in 1971 and Atlantic in 1972, Respectively

  • Both Albums Make Their Worldwide CD Debut on This Real Gone Release

  • First Peace Features Legendary Muscle Shoals Sidemen and an Uncredited Duane Allman on Guitar

  • Rollin’ Man Is Recorded and Mixed by Geoff Haslam (Cactus, Velvet Underground, Bette Midler) and Features Kenny Mims on Guitar

  • Liner Notes by Bill Kopp Include Quotes from Kenny Mims

  • Two Southern Rock ’n’ Soul Cult Classics 

    ORDER NOW!

    BOBBY LANCE: First Peace/Rollin’ Man. CD

    Nowadays, Bobby Lance is best remembered for having penned (along with writing partner Fran Robins) Aretha Franklin’s “The House That Jack Built” among a number of hits for doo wop and girl group acts, but by the early ‘70s, when these two cult classic albums were recorded, he was another in the seemingly endless supply of excellent soul singers recording for the Atlantic family of labels.

  • Click to read more ...

    Monday
    Dec082014

    TONY JOE WHITE

    Louisiana-Born Tony Joe White Is One of the Most Distinctive Talents in American Music

    “Polk Salad Annie” Was White’s Biggest Hit, But He Penned Hits for Dusty Springfield (“Willie and Laura Mae Jones”). Brook Benton (Rainy Night in Georgia”) and Elvis Presley (“For Ol’ Times Sake”;“I’ve Got a Thing About You”)

    Real Gone’s New 2-CD Set The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings Includes the Three Classic Albums White Recorded for Warner Bros. in the early ‘70s: Tony Joe White, The Train I’m On and Homemade Ice Cream

    Also Includes Six Non-LP Singles

    Tony Joe White Paired White with Producer Peter Asher and Included Such Rockers as "They Caught the Devil and Put Him in Jail in Eudora, Arkansas” and “My Kind of Woman”

    The Train I’m On Was Produced by the Great Team of Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd and Featured the Great Muscle Shoals Session Musicians

    Homemade Ice Cream Was Produced by Dowd and Was Highlighted by the Original Version of “For Ol’ Times Sake”

    40 Tracks in All

    Set Includes Liner Notes by Ben Edmonds Featuring Exclusive Quotes from Tony Joe White Himself 

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

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

    ORDER NOW!

    TONY JOE WHITE: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings. (2-CD Set)

    71 years old and still going strong, Louisiana-born Tony Joe White is nothing short of a national musical treasure. White first gained fame mainly through his songwriting; 1969’s “Polk Salad Annie” was his only Top Ten hit, but artists such as Dusty Springfield (“Willie and Laura Mae Jones”), Brook Benton (“Rainy Night in Georgia”) and Elvis Presley (“For Ol’ Times Sake”; “I’ve Got a Thing About You Baby”) took his songs to the charts.

    Click to read more ...

    Thursday
    Nov272014

    Autographed Theodore Bikel and a Christmas Music Sale!