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Apr162014

Faith Hope & Charity 

. Faith, Hope & Charity Were Produced and Championed by Famed  Producer/ Songwriter/Recording Artist Van McCoy
. Their 1975 Self-Titled Debut Has Never Been Released on CD
. Includes the #1 R&B Hit “To Each His Own”
. Expanded Edition Includes Three Bonus Single Versions
. Liner Notes by SoulMusic Records' David Nathan
. Remastered at Battery Studios in NYC 

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FAITH HOPE & CHARITY: Faith Hope & Charity (Expanded Edition). CD

Making its worldwide CD debut, the self-titled 1975 RCA debut by the trio Faith Hope & Charity was produced by the renowned producer, songwriter and artist in his own right, Van McCoy.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Vikki Carr

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VIKKI CARR: The First Time Ever (I Saw Your Face) (Expanded Edition) CD

She was born Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona in El Paso, Texas, but the world would know her better as Vikki Carr, the four-time Grammy-winner whom no less an authority than Dean Martin once called “The best girl singer in the business” and Ethel Merman singled out as being “more impressed with her performance than by any young singer.”

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Wednesday
Apr162014

GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 18

  • Dick’s Picks Vol.18 Was One of the Most Enthusiastically Received Releases in the Entire Series, and the First to Feature Music from a 1978 Show

  • Features an Amazing Pairing of “Scarlet Begonias” and “Fire on the Mountain”

  • FIRST TIME AVAILABLE AT MUSIC RETAIL IN YEARS! 

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    GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 18—Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI 2/3/78 Uni-Dome, University of N. Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 2/5/78 (3 CD-Set)

    Grateful Dead fans are by a nature an enthusiastic lot, but their reactions to the original release back in 2000 of this Dick’s Pick, the first to feature music from a 1978 show, were ecstatic even by their standards, with some long-time Deadheads labeling it the best concert in their collection (and that designation included both “official” and “unofficial” recordings)!

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    Friday
    Mar072014

    Rick Wakeman

  • Yes Keyboardist Rick Wakeman's 1977 Album White Rock Was the Soundtrack to Tony Maylam1s Documentary on the 1976 Winter Olympic Games Held in Innsbruck, Austria

  • Includes Evocative Musical Interpretations of Ski Jump, Luge, Downhill Skiing, Ice Hockey and Figure Skating

  • Features Wakeman's Keyboard Work on Moog, Clavinet, Mellotron, Hammond Organ and Fender Rhodes

  • Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti

  • Added Photos

  • First Time on CD in America

  • A Timely Release in This Olympic Year 

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    RICK WAKEMAN: White Rock. CD

    With the memories of the Sochi Winter Olympics still fresh in our minds, it seemed the perfect time to reissue White Rock, the soundtrack that Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman composed for Tony Maylam’s documentary about the 1976 Winter Olympic games in Innsbruck, Austria (Maylam directed a Genesis concert film around that time, too, and the two films played as a well-received double feature in the U.K.).

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    Friday
    Mar072014

    X

  • 1982's Under the Big Black Sun Is Considered By Many to Be X's Best Album, and One of the Best Albums of the ‘80s

  • Their Most Personal Record

  • Features the Anthemic “The Hungry Wolf” and the Wrenching “Riding with Mary” and “Come Back to Me”

  • Expanded and Remastered Edition Includes Bonus Tracks Exclusive to This Release 

    The first 25 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. 

    Autographed version is sold out.

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    X: Under the Big Black Sun (Expanded & Remastered Edition). CD

    A lot of people consider 1982’s Under the Big Black Sun to be X’s best album. And even those people who don’t think it’s their best album still consider it one of the best albums of the ‘80s. That’s because it’s their most personal and fearless record.

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    Friday
    Mar072014

    Vanilla Fudge

    • Composed of Organist Mark Stein, Guitarist Vince Martell, Bassist Tim Bogert and Drummer Carmine Appice, Vanilla Fudge Was One of the Heaviest Bands Ever to Hit the Charts and the Missing Link Between Psychedelia and Heavy Metal

    • Their Version of “You Keep Me Hanging On” Remains One of the Great Covers of All Time

    • The Complete Atco Singles Is the First Collection of Their Classic Singles, Many Produced by the Legendary Shadow Morton

    • Over Half of the Single Versions (All but Two Mono) on This Set Have Never Been Reissued

    • Includes the DJ Promo Edit of “Some Velvet Morning” as a Bonus Track

    • Remastered by Mike Milchner at Sonic Vision

    • Includes Track-by-Track Annotation by Band Members

    • Added Pictures 

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    VANILLA FUDGE: The Complete Atco Singles. CD

    They are on the short list of the heaviest bands ever to hit the charts, which they did eight times. They are also quite possibly the greatest cover band of all time, with their version of the Supremes’ “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” easily among the most inventive covers ever recorded.

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    Friday
    Mar072014

    Cannonball Adderley 

    • Cannonball Adderley Was a Mainstay of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue Band and Was a Charting Solo Artist During the ‘60s (“Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”)

    • The Black Messiah Was One of a Celebrated Series of Collaborations with Producer David Axelrod

    • Featured Quintet of Nat Adderley, Roy McCurdy, Walter Booker and George Duke

    • Guests ncluded Air to Moreira, Alvin Battiste, Ernie Watts, Buck Clark and Mike Deasy

    • Recorded Live at the Troubadour in Los Angeles During Same Concert Stand That Produced the Album Music, You All

    • Liner Notes by Bill Kopp

    • Original Gatefold Album Art with Added Photos

    • Complete Double Album on Two CDs

    • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC

    • Worldwide CD Debut for an Adventuresome Cult Classic 

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    CANNONBALL ADDERLEY: The Black Messiah (2-CD Set)

    In 1970, Cannonball Adderley recorded a series of concerts that resulted in three cult classic live albums, of which this double-album—produced, like other landmark double albums of the time like Soul Zodiac and Soul of the Bible, by David Axelrod—is the hardest to find.

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    Friday
    Mar072014

    THE 5th DIMENSION

    The 5th Dimension Is One of the Greatest Pop-Soul Groups of All Time, with Four Grammies and 16 Gold Records to Their Credit

    Earthbound Is the Only One of Their Albums Featuring the Original Line-Up Yet to Be Reissued

    Produced and Arranged by Long-Time Collaborator Jimmy Webb (“Up, Up and Away”), Who Writes Half of the Songs on the Album

    Album Marks a New, Funkier Direction for the Group

    Liner Notes by Joe Marchese

    Added Memorabilia and Photos

    Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision 

    THE 5th DIMENSION: Earthbound. CD

    The Soul City and Bell recordings of the original line-up of the 5th Dimension—Billy Davis, Jr., Marilyn McCoo, Florence LaRue (Gordon), Lamonte McLemore and Ron Townson—have been amply reissued in the digital age, with reissues of all their albums and collections too numerous to name. But Earthbound, the final album they recorded together after moving to the ABC label in 1975, has, due to some contractual confusion, been lost in limbo for almost four decades.

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    Friday
    Mar072014

    Bob Wills 

    • The Tiffany Transcriptions Are Generally Recognized as the Greatest—and Rarest—Recordings by the King of Western Swing, Bob Wills
    • Originally Intended for Radio Airplay Only, and Distributed on Transcription Discs, Less Than Half of the Songs Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Recorded for Tiffany Music Have Ever Been Issued in Any Format
    • The Missing and Unissued Tiffany Recordings Were Recently Discovered in the Warner Music Vault
    • This New 2-CD Set Includes 50 Songs That Have Never Been Reissued in Any Format
    • 20 of the 50 Songs Have Never Been Released, Not Even on Transcription Discs
    • Taken from Original Tapes and Mastered by Bob Fisher to Preserve Vintage Sonic Vibrancy While Eliminating Excess Surface Noise
    • Deluxe Packaging in DVD Digipak Format
    • Liner Notes by Western Swing Expert Cary Ginell Features Quotes from Members of the Playboys
    • Foreword by Co-Producer Mike Johnson, Who Discovered the Tapes
    • Complete Tiffany Transcriptions Discography
    • Vintage Photos and Memorabilia from the Collection of Kaleidoscope Records Co-Founder Tom Diamant
    • Features Wills and His Great Band of Tommy Duncan, Junior Barnard, Herb Remington, Eldon Shamblin, Joe Holley, Millard Kelso, Tiny Moore, Ocie Stockard, Billy Jack Wills and Others
    • Some of the Most Important—and Joyous— Recordings in the History of American Popular Music 

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    BOB WILLS AND HIS TEXAS PLAYBOYS: Riding Your Way—The Lost Transcriptions for Tiffany Music, 1946-1947 (2-CD Set)

    This new 2-CD, 50-track set from Real Gone Music offers folks a chance to own some of the most revered—and rare—recordings in the history of American music.

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    Friday
    Mar072014

    Bob Wills Record Store Day Exclusive LP

  • The Tiffany Transcriptions Are Generally Recognized as the Greatest—and Rarest—Recordings by the King of Western Swing, Bob Wills

  • Originally Intended for Radio Airplay Only, Less Than Half of the Songs Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Recorded for Tiffany Music Have Ever Been Issued in Any Format

  • This Record Store Day Exclusive Vinyl Release Features 10 Songs That Have Never Been Released Anywhere

  • Four of the Songs Are Exclusive to This Release; Six Will Appear on the Forthcoming 2-CD Set Riding Your Way—The Lost Transcriptions for Tiffany Music, 1946-1947 (Release Date: April 29)

  • Limited Edition of 1500

  • Red Vinyl, 150-Gram

  • Packaging Is Designed to Mimic the Mailers In Which the Transcription Discs Were Sent to Radio Stations, with ”Pre-Distressed,“ Trompe L1Oeil Wrinkles and Wear

  • Features Vintage Tiffany Transcriptions Label and Advertising

  • Mastered by Bob Fisher to Preserve Vibrancy While Eliminating Excess Surface Noise 

    AVAILABLE APRIL 19, 2014 EXCLUSIVELY AT A PARTICIPATNG RECORD STORE DAY NEAR YOU!

    Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys - Transcriptions LP

     

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    Monday
    Feb102014

    Eddie Kendricks

  • The Sweet Tenor and Falsetto of Eddie Kendricks Powered Many of the Temptations' Most Popular Songs

  • Like Group Co-Founder David Ruffin, Kendricks Left the Temptations to Pursue a Solo Career

  • Love Keys Was the Sole Album Kendricks Recorded for the Atlantic Label and Marked a Stylistic Shift to Southern Soul

  • Features Backing by the Muscle Shoals Horns and Production by Johnny Sandlin (Allman Brothers, Wet Willie)

  • Liner Notes and Photos

  • Worldwide CD Debut 

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    Eddie Kendricks: Love Keys. CD

    Having recently released a quartet of albums by David Ruffin, Real Gone Music now turns its attention to Ruffin’s former running mate in the Temptations, Eddie Kendricks, whose mellifluous tenor and falsetto were such an integral part of the group’s sound.

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    Monday
    Feb102014

    Doris Day

  • The Great Doris Day Turns 90 on April 3, 2014

  • Doris Day's Triumphs in the Recording and Film Worlds Remain Unsurpassed by Any Female Performer

  • Now, Real Gone Music Celebrates Her 90th Birthday with a Pair of Releases That Capture the Full Breadth of Her Unparalleled Career

  • Music, Movies & Memories Includes 20 Rare Tracks Recorded over Five Decades

  • Features Eight Unreleased Tracks and a Host of Other Songs Never Reissued in Any Format

  • Sings Her Great Movie Hits Adds over a Dozen Bonus Tracks to the Original 1966 Columbia/ Harmony Album, Which Has Never Been Reissued on CD

  • Presents Songs from Every 1956-1967 Movie in Which She Sang, Including Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back, Send Me No Flowers,
    Do Not Disturb, The Glass Bottom Boat and The Man Who Knew Too Much 
    ("Que Sera Sera")

  • Each release features liner notes by
    Tom Santopietro (author of books on Doris, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra) and added photos 

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    Doris Day: Music, Movies & Memories. CD


    Here’s the perfect 90th birthday present for Doris Day fans: a brand-new album of Day rarities spanning the 1940s through 1980s, offering tracks that have never appeared on an album or compact disc as well as several precious, recently-discovered gems.

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    Monday
    Feb102014

    Vicki Lawrence

  • Vicki Lawrence Was Discovered by Carol Burnett and Became a Regular on The Carol Burnett Show

  • Her Recording of "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" Became a #1 Hit

  • The Album with the Hit Title Track Featured Songwriting by Vicki's Husband Bobby Russell, with Production by "Snuff" Garrett and Arrangements by Artie Butler

  • Her Second Album for the Bell Label, Ships in the Night, Was Only Released in Australia and Makes
    Its CD Debut Here

  • The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia—The Complete Bell Recordings Also Features Two Non-Bell Single Sides and an Unreleased Track

  • Notes and Added Pictures

  • 25 Tracks Remastered by Steve Massie 

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    Vicki Lawrence: The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia--The Complete Bell Recordings. CD

    Carol Burnett wasn’t the only multi-talented regular on The Carol Burnett Show. Her protégé Vicki Lawrence (a.k.a. “Eunice” and “Mama”), actually did her one better by scoring a # 1 hit with “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” on the Bell label in 1973.

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    Monday
    Feb102014

    Keith Allison

    • Keith Allison Starred on the TV Show Where the Action Is, and Worked with the Monkees, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Alice Cooper and Ringo Starr Among Others

    • His 1967 album In Action Was Produced by the Legendary Gary Usher (Byrds, Beach Boys)

    • In Action—The Complete Columbia Sides Plus! Includes 10 Columbia Single Sides and Two Rare Singles Recorded for the Amy Label

    • Singles Produced by Mark Lindsay, Terry Melcher and Larry Marks

    • Notes by Joe Marchese

      Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC 

       

    Keith himself has signed 50 booklets/tray cards, which we're giving away FREE to any customer who orders the set from us. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed. Better get "in action," though-these'll go fast!

    Autographed version is sold out.

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    Keith Allison: In Action--The Complete Columbia Sides Plus!. CD

    Keith Allison took listeners “where the action is” on his 1967 Columbia Records debut LP In Action, packing its grooves with tunes from Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart (including “Action, Action, Action,” the theme to ABC-TV’s Where the Action Is, which featured Allison), Donovan, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, and his future bandmates Paul Revere and the Raiders.

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    Monday
    Feb102014

    GRATEFUL DEAD: DICK’S PICKS VOL. 19

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

  • Dick's Picks Vol. 19 Captures the First Night of the Dead's Excellent Fall 1973 Midwest Tour

  • Concert Was Held Just Days after Wake of the Flood Was Released, and Features Impassioned Renditions of Material from the Album

  • The First Full 1973 Concert to Be Issued

  • In HDCD Sound

  • FIRST TIME AVAILABLE AT MUSIC RETAIL IN YEARS! 

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    Grateful Dead: Dick's Picks Vol. 19--10/19/73 Oklahoma City Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City, OK (3 CD-Set)

    The first full 1973 concert to be released, and the first concert of their uniformly excellent Fall ’73 Midwest tour, Dick’s Picks Vol. 19 captures the Dead a matter of days after the release of Wake of the Flood, the first release on their own Grateful Dead Records label, and over half the tracks from the album appear here, highlighted by stellar (no pun intended) renditions of “Stella Blue” and “Eyes of the World.”

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    Monday
    Feb102014

    Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles

    • Before They Became the Superstar '70s Group LaBelle, Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and
      Sarah Dash Were All Members of the Vaunted '60s Girl Group Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles

    • The Group Also Included Cindy Birdsong, Who Went On to Replace Florence Ballard in the Supremes

    • This 2-CD Set Is the First-Ever Comprehensive Compilation of the Recordings They Made for the Atlantic Label from 1964-1968

    • Features Tracks from the Albums Saturday Night at the Uptown, Over the Rainbow and Dreamer

    • Producers Include Bert Berns, Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Williams, Jr., Chips Moman and Dan Penn, Bob Gallo, Don Davis and Others

    • The Collection Introduces Four Unreleased Tracks

    • Produced and Annotated by SoulMusic Records' David Nathan

    • Remastered by Alan Wilson at Western Star Studio

    Added Pictures 

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    Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles: The Complete Atlantic Sides Plus (2 CD-Set)

    Before Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash morphed into the futuristic soul trio known as Labelle and became one of the greatest girl groups of the ‘70s, all three women - along with Cindy Birdsong – were members of one of the greatest girl groups of the ‘60s, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles.

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    Monday
    Feb102014

    Cowboy

    Led by Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton, the Jacksonville band Cowboy Was Discovered by Duane Allman for Capricorn Records 

    Their Long-Requested 1970 debut, Reach for the Sky, Has Been Out of Print for Over a Decade 
    Produced by Allman Brothers Producer Johnny Sandlin 

    Original Gatefold Art with Lyrics 

    Liner Notes by Scott Schinder 

    Boyer and Talton Are Still Active
     
    Tommy Talton has been kind enough to autograph 60 booklets/tray cards which we are giving away FREE to any customer who "reaches for the sky" with us! First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed.
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    Cowboy: Reach for the Sky. CD

    Led by Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton, the Jacksonville band Cowboy was discovered by none other than Duane Allman, who, as legend has it, banged on their door at 7 am one day and asked to hear some songs.

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    Monday
    Feb102014

    The Ohio Express

    • The Ohio Express Was One of the Earliest Productions by the Legendary Bubblegum Producing Team of Jerry Kasenetz and Jeffrey Katz

    • Beg, Borrow and Steal—The Complete Cameo Recordings Marks the First Reissue in Any Format of the Lone Album Cut by the Ohio Express for the Cameo Label

    • Also Includes Four Single Sides and Two Unreleased Tracks

    • Features Songwriting by a Young Joe Walsh

    • Produced from Original Master Tapes by ABKCO's Engineer Teri Landi

    • Liner Notes by Jim Allen 

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      THE OHIO EXPRESS: Beg, Borrow and Steal—the Complete Cameo Recordings CD

      The tangled history of the Ohio Express is difficult to unwind, but the one constant in the band’s chronology are the guiding hands of legendary bubblegum/garage producers Jerry Kasenetz and Jeffrey Katz, whose Super K Productions were behind hits by everybody from the Shadows of Knight to the 1910 Fruitgum Company to the Music Explosion.

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    Tuesday
    Jan072014

    Dr. John

    • Features Mac Rebennack in His Newly Minted Persona of Dr. John, the Night Tripper
    •  Also Features Such New Orleans Legends as Jessie Hill, Shirley Goodman, Plas Johnson and Richard "Didimus" Washington
    • Reissue Includes Notes by Richie Unterberger with Added Photos
    • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC
    • Released on Mardi Gras Itself!

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    DR. JOHN, THE NIGHT TRIPPER: Gris Gris. CD 

    “Gris gris” is the New Orleans term for voodoo, and one could be forgiven for thinking this album was recorded in the dead of night in one of the city’s famed graveyards.

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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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