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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.
    Autographed version is sold out.


    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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    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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