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Tuesday
Jan072014

Charley Pride

  • Charley Pride Was the Third Biggest Hitmaker in Country Music During the '70s, with 20 #1 Hits
  • In 1971 and 1975, He Stepped Away from Commercial Success to Record Two Gospel Albums Under the Direction of Legendary Producer Jack Clement, Did You Think to Pray and Sunday Morning with 
Charley Pride
  •  Charley Pride: The Gospel Collection Includes Both Albums in Their Entirety
  •  Sunday Morning with Charley Pride Has Never Been Reissued on CD
  • Liner Notes by John Alexander 
  • Remastered by Vic Anesini and Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in NYC 

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CHARLEY PRIDE: The Gospel Collection. CD

Like his hero Hank Williams, Charley Pride was a country singer equally at home in the sacred and secular worlds, and so, right in the middle of his chart dominance in the early and mid-‘70s, he stepped back from commercial success and recorded two albums of gospel music that remain models of their kind, with production by the late, great Jack Clement.

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Tuesday
Jan072014

Marilyn McCoo 

  • After Decades of Success with the Fifth Dimension and with Husband Billy Davis, Jr., Marilyn McCoo Recorded Her First Solo Album in 1983 with Solid Gold

  • The Album Was Named After the Long-Running Hit TV Music Show Which Marilyn Hosted

  • Solid Gold Features Marilyn's Interpretations of Some of the Biggest and Best Hits That Were Featured on the Show

  • Includes One Unreleased Track, "Relationship"

  • Features a Duet with Billy Davis, Jr. on "I Believe in You and Me"

  • Liner Notes by Mike Ragogna

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC

  • Worldwide CD Debut 

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    MARILYN McCOO: Solid Gold (Expanded Edition) CD

     In 1983, the time was definitely right for Marilyn McCoo to release her first solo album. After two decades of recording success and multiple Grammy Awards with the Fifth Dimension and with her husband Billy Davis, Jr., her star had ascended even higher with her role as host of the long-running hit TV music show Solid Gold; naming the album after the show and leading off with an homage song to the show were obvious commercial choices.

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    Tuesday
    Jan072014

    The Grass Roots

    • The Grass Roots Were One of the Great Singles Bands of the '60s and Early '70s,
    with 23ChartHitsforthe Dunhill/ABC Label

    • The Grass Roots: The Complete Original Dunhill/ABC Hit Singles Marks the First Time All of Their Hit Singles for the Label Have Been Compiled

    • All Singles Presented in Glorious, Original Mono, Most for the First Time

    • Fantastic-Sounding Set Is the Result of a Worldwide Search for the Best Sources

    • Comprehensive Liner Notes by Ed Osborne Explore the Many Line-Ups and Personalities Behind the Grass Roots

    • Added Vintage Photos

    • Features the Big Hits "Let's Live for Today" (Censored & Uncensored Versions), "Midnight Confessions" and "Sooner or Later" 

     

    The band's producer (and legendary songwriter in his own right) Steve Barri has autographed 50 booklets/tray cards! Free with your order of the Grass Roots CD from us. First come, first serve, only one autograph copy per customers order allowed. Autograph version is sold out but the regular version is still available.

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    THE GRASS ROOTS: The Complete Original Dunhill/ABC Hit Singles. CD

    The Grass Roots were, without a doubt, one of the great singles bands of the ‘60s and early ‘70s. So, why hasn’t a collection of their complete, original Dunhill/ABC hit singles ever been released? Well, there’s the little matter of the original mono master tapes.

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    Tuesday
    Jan072014

    Irma Thomas

  • Irma Thomas Is The Soul Queen of New Orleans

  • After having hits with "Time Is on My Side" and "Wish Someone Would Care" on the Imperial Label, Irma Went to Record in the early '70s for the Legendary Jerry Wexler at Atlantic/Cotillion Records

  • Only Two of the Tracks Recorded for Cotillion Were Ever Released, Including the Single "Full Time Woman," Later Deemed by Wexler as One of His Favorite Recordings

  • Full Time Woman—The Lost Cotillion Album Includes All 15 Sides Irma Thomas Recorded for Cotillion

  • 13 Unreleased Tracks

  • Notes by SoulMusic Records Founder David Nathan Describe How He Discovered the Tapes

  • Remastered by Alan Wilson at Western Star Studio

  • One of the Great Soul Finds in Recent Memory, and a Major Addition to the Irma Thomas Discography 

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    IRMA THOMAS: Full Time Woman—The Lost Cotillion Album CD

     “Soul Queen Of New Orleans” Irma Thomas enjoyed a run of national success in the U.S. in the mid-’60s with classics like “Wish Someone Would Care,” “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)” along with the original vocal version of  “Time Is on My Side” (later a massive hit for the Rolling Stones), recorded for Imperial Records. 

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    Tuesday
    Jan072014

    David Ruffin

    • David Ruffin Is Acknowledged as One of the Greatest Singers on the Talent-Laden Motown Roster

    • After Ruffin Left the Temptations, He Recorded a Series of Solo Albums for Motown That Rank Among the Best Solo Albums of Their Era

    • These Two Twofers Present His First Four Solo Albums, Each a Masterpiece In Its Own Right

    • My Whole World Ended Went to #1 on the R&B Album Chart and Its Title Track Went to #2; Feelin' Good Was Also a Top Ten R&B Album

    •  David Ruffin and Me 'N Rock 'N Roll Are Here to Stay Have Previously Appeared on CD Only As Part of a Long Out of Print, Limited Edition Box Set 

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    DAVID RUFFIN: My Whole World Ended/Feelin’ Good. CD

    The incandescent talent of David Ruffin was too big for even the Temptations to hold. As Smokey Robinson observed, “The only way David could survive at Motown was as a solo artist.”

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    Sunday
    Dec152013

    BROTHERHOOD

    • Brotherhood Is the Band that Bassist Phil "Fang" Volk, Guitarist Drake "The Kid" Levin and Drummer Mike "Smitty" Smith Formed After Leaving Paul Revere &
      the Raiders

    • The Complete Recordings Includes All Three Albums They Recorded for RCA, None of Which Have Ever Been on CD

    • Friend Sound/Joyride Is One of the Most Experimental Albums Released by a Mainstream Rock Group in the Late '60s

    • 2-CD Package Includes a Thorough Band History Written by Bill Kopp and Drawn from Extensive Research and Interviews with Phil "Fang" Volk

    • Added Photos

    • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NY 

    The first 50 customers to buy the set from us will receive an autograph from Fang himself! Autograph version is sold out but the regular version is still available.

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    BROTHERHOOD: The Complete Recordings (2-CD Set)

    Right at the height of popularity for Paul Revere and the Raiders, the band’s core power trio of Phil “Fang” Volk (bass), Drake “The Kid” Levin (guitar) and Mike “Smitty” Smith (drums) left to pursue their own more ambitious musical goals.

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    Sunday
    Dec152013

    JIM REEVES

    • Jim Reeves Was the Voice of the Nashville Sound

    • His Gospel Recordings Have Inspired Millions of Listeners

    • A Beautiful Life Draws from Four Different Albums to Create the Ultimate Jim Reeves Inspirational Package

    • Liner Notes by John Alexander

    • Remastered by Tim Sturges at Battery Studios in NYC 

    JIM REEVES: A Beautiful Life—Songs of Inspiration CD

    Gentleman Jim Reeves wasn’t just the voice of the “Nashville Sound;” his honey-smooth tone and intimate delivery were the perfect vehicle for a series of country gospel and inspirational recordings, recordings that have stood the test of time as among the finest of their kind.

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    Sunday
    Dec152013

    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 20

    • The Legendary Series of Live Shows, Carefully Culled from the Band's Vault

    • Dick's Picks 20 Captures the Dead on the Road after a 20-Month Hiatus with Mickey Hart Back in the Band for the First Time in Five Years

    • Features the Last Performance of "Cosmic Charlie" in Concert

    • Two Whole Shows ,Each Lacking Just One Song Each 

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    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 20—Capital Centre, Landover, MD 9/25/76 Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, NY 9/28/76 (4-CD Set)

    At a mere two songs short of two complete shows—and those two songs, “Bertha” and “It’s All Over Now,” were played at both shows, so they appear on the set at least once—Dick’s Picks Vol. 20 is one of the more jam-packed (or is that packed with jams?) entries in the series.

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    Sunday
    Dec152013

    TROYKA

    • Troyka's 1970 Self-Titled Release Is One of the Most Unique Albums in the History of Rock

    • Combines Elements of Hard Rock, Psychedelia, Folk, Traditional Ukrainian Music, Progressive Rock, Funk and Even Polish Spoken-Word Bits--All Delivered with a Sense of Humor

    • First Legitimate Reissue, Remastered from Original Tapes

    • Includes Unreleased Bonus Track

    • Extensive Notes by Doug Sheppard of Ugly Things Magazine

    • Features Additional Photos Supplied by the Band 

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    TROYKA: Troyka  CD

    One could say that Troyka’s self-titled 1970 Cotillion album came out of left field, but that wouldn’t quite do it justice. It really belongs on its own planet.

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    Sunday
    Dec152013

    THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS

    • A Gathering of Flowers Remains the Single Most Comprehensive and Enlightening Album Anthology of the Mamas and the Papas Ever Produced

    • Features Such Hits as "California Dreamin'," "Monday, Monday," "I Call Your Name," "I Saw Her Again," "Creeque Alley" and "Dedicated to the One I Love"

    • Also Includes Rehearsals, Outtakes and Interview Snippets with John Phillips and Cass Elliot

    • Worldwide CD Debut

    • Includes Original 16-Page Booklet with Notes by Andy Wickham and Dozens of Rare Images

    • Remastered from Original Tapes by Mike Milchner at SonicVision 

     

    The first 50 customers to buy this from us will receive an autographed booklet or traycard from Michele Phillips! Autograph version is sold out but the regular version is still available.

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    THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS: A Gathering of Flowers—The Anthology of The Mamas & The Papas. CD

    Though A Gathering of Flowers was put together by ABC/Dunhill Records in 1970 immediately after the demise of the Mamas & The Papas, it was much, much more than the typical record label greatest hits collection cash-in.

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    Friday
    Dec132013

    Smith

    • Both ABC-Dunhill Albums by the Los Angeles Blues-Rock Band Smith on One CD

    • Minus-Plus Has Never Been Reissued in Any Format Until Now

    • Features Lead Vocalist Gayle McCormick, Who Went On to Record a Number of Solo Albums for Dunhill

    • Liner Notes by Richie Unterberger

    • Added Photos

    • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC 

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    SMITH: A Group Called Smith/Minus-Plus CD

    Smith were discovered in an L.A. nightclub by none other than Del Shannon, who got them signed to ABC-Dunhill and arranged their smash hit cover of “Baby, It’s You.”

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    Friday
    Dec132013

    BURT BACHARACH: Together?—Original Soundtrack Recording

    • Burt Bacharach's Soundtrack for the 1979 film Together? Enlisted the Talents of Paul Anka, Jackie DeShannon, Michael MacDonald and Libby Titus

    • Never Before on CD in America and Previously Available Only in a High-Priced, Limited-Edition Japanese Release

    • Notes by Joe Marchese Include Exclusive Quotes from Burt Bacharach, Paul Anka &
      Jackie DeShannon

    • Remastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in NYC

    • A Key, Missing Link in the Bacharach Discography

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    The first 50 customers to buy this from us will receive an autograph from Jackie DeShannon!


    BURT BACHARACH: Together?—Original Soundtrack Recording. CD

     Sometimes a movie’s commercial flop can condemn a great soundtrack to obscurity. Such was the case with director Armenia Balducci’s steamy 1979 film Amo non Amo.

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    Friday
    Dec132013

    Toomorrow: From the Harry Saltzman/Don Kirshner Film 

    • The Cult Classic Soundtrack to the 1970 Sci-Fi Movie Musical Starring Olivia Newton-John

    • First Time Reissued in Any Format

    • Produced by Don Kirshner and Harry Saltzman

    • Toomorrow Was Groomed to Be the Next Kirshner Creation After the Monkees and the Archies

    • Composers Include Mark Barkan, Richie Adams and Hugo Montenegro

    • Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

    • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC 

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    TOOMORROW: From the Harry Saltzman-Don Kirshner Film “Toomorrow”—Original Soundtrack Album CD 

    Long before she was Sandy, the good girl of Rydell High, or Kira, the Olympian muse of the roller disco Xanadu, Olivia Newton-John was just plain Livvy, the girl singer with dreams of the big time in the 1970 sci-fi movie musical Toomorrow.

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    Monday
    Dec022013

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    Tuesday
    Nov192013

    Blood, Sweat & Tears

    • Blood, Sweat & Tears Was One of the Most Innovative Bands Ever to Hit the Top 40, Incorporating Elements of Jazz, Rock, R&B, Folk and Even Psychedelia into Their Ever- Evolving Sound

    • At 32 Tracks, The Complete Columbia Singles Is the Most Comprehensive BS&T Collection Ever Compiled

    • Includes the Hard-to-Find Original Mono Single Mixes of Such Hits as "You've Made Me So Very Happy," "And When I Die" and "Spinning Wheel"

    • Features Five Original Single Versions/Mixes Making Their Debut on CD

    • Notes by Ed Osborne Feature Exclusive Quotes from Band Co-Founder Steve Katz

    • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC

    • Added Photos  

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    BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS: The Complete Columbia Singles (2-CD Set)

    They were a pioneering jazz-rock outfit and a hit singles band (which shows how progressive pop music got in the late ‘60s/early ‘70s) that wowed fans and critics alike.

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    Tuesday
    Nov192013

    Samuel Jonathan Johnson

    • First-Time Reissue for the Lone Album from Samuel Jonathan Johnson

    • Cult Classic Release, Often Sampled and Long Requested

    • Notes by Daughter Yolanda Johnson

    • Added Photos

    • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC 

    The first 25 customers to order Samuel Jonathan Johnson from us will receive a booklet autographed by the man himself! Autographed copies are sold out.

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    SAMUEL JONATHAN JOHNSON: My Music   CD

     Stellar spiritual soul from Samuel Jonathan Johnson -- an artist who only ever cut this one full album (in 1978 for Columbia Records) during his career, an album we'd rank right up there with the best ‘70s work by jazzy R&B contemporaries like Roy Ayers or Norman Connors!

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    Tuesday
    Nov192013

    Bettye Swann

    • Soul Songstress Bettye Swann's Complete Recordings for the Atlantic Label Available for the First Time on CD

    • Features 5 Unreleased Tracks

    • Includes Bettye's Single with Soul Legend Sam Dees

    • Liner Notes by Noted UK Journalist Charles Waring

    • First Release in Partnership Between Real Gone Music and SoulMusic Records 

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    Bettye Swann:  The Complete Atlantic Recordings  CD

    Soul singer Bettye Swann first came to international prominence with her now-classic 1967 No. 1 R&B hit, “Make Me Yours.” Following a couple of years of recording for Capitol Records, the Louisiana-born songstress was signed to Atlantic Records where she recorded for close to five years (1972-1976).

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    Tuesday
    Nov192013

    Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 10

    • Release of Dick's Picks 10 Honors the Hallowed Grateful Dead Tradition of Year End Concerts
    • One of the Most Acclaimed Performances in the Entire Series, Recorded at One of the Band's Favorite Venues, Winterland Arena
    • Features the First Rendition of "China Cat Sunflower" the Band Had Played in Three Years
    • Includes a Bonus Medley from the 12/30/77 Show 

    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 10—Winterland Arena December 29, 1977  3CD Set

    Starting with Vol. 36, we have been releasing the Dick’s Picks series in reverse order, but, with we are putting out Vol. 10 now to honor one of the most hallowed Grateful Dead traditions: the run of shows the band would put on in the Bay Area the last week of December leading up to the year’s end.

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    Wednesday
    Nov132013

    Information on the autographed Animals Box Set

    We are getting a lot of emails asking "How do I know if I was one of the first 100 to order?" We still have signed copies available.  When we run out of signed copies we will write on our web page and on the product detail page (in our web store)  that the signed copies are sold out so until that is done people should order.

     

     

    Wednesday
    Oct092013

    The Animals

    The first 100 customers to order the set from us will receive a copy of the box SIGNED BY ANIMALS LEAD VOCALIST ERIC BURDON HIMSELF!!! 


    Led by Eric Burdon, The Animals Remain Among the Most Popular Bands of the British Invasion and of '60s Rock

    Now, 50 Years After Their First Release, The Animals—the Mickie Most Years and More  Is the First-Ever Box Set Devoted to Their Work

    5-CD Set Includes Their First Four American Albums: The Animals, The Animals on Tour, Animal Tracks and Animalization 
• 16 Bonus Tracks Featuring Their Four-Song Debut EP, I Just Wanna Make Love to You, Plus Four Tracks Previously Unreleased in the U.S., Three Single Versions, Four Alternate Versions & One U.K.-Only Track

    Includes Such Classic Songs as "House of the Rising Sun," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "It's My Life" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"

    Newly Remastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering from the Original Mono Tapes

    Each CD Includes Liner Notes by David Fricke of Rolling Stone

    Includes Animals T-Shirt (Size Extra Large, 100% Cotton)

    Brought to You by ABKCO Music and Records & Real Gone Music 

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    THE ANIMALS: The Animals—the Mickie Most Years and More (5-CD Set)

    They were right among the first rank of British Invasion bands, with 11 American chart hits in their first two years of existence.

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