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Monday
Jun102013

Tonto’s Expanding Head Band

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  • The 1971 Album That Introduced T.O.N.T.O. (The Original New Timbral Orchestra), the Largest Multitimbral Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer in the World

  • Tonto and Its Makers, Malcolm Cecil and Robert Margouleff, Went On to Appear on Albums by Stevie Wonder, Weather Report, Stephen Stills, Quincy Jones, Steve Hillage and Many Others

  • First American CD Reissue

  • Features New Liner Notes by Richie Unterberger and Original, "Unipak" Artwork

  • A Landmark Album in Electronic Music 

TONTO’S EXPANDING HEAD BAND:  Zero Time. CD

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Monday
Jun102013

Parlet

  • First Two Albums by the George Clinton-Produced Girl Group Featuring Backup Singers from Parliament/Funkadelic

  • First Time U.S. CD Release for Both Albums

  • First Time Available Anywhere in Two Decades

  • Players Include Such P-Funk Mainstays as Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Glenn Goins, Gary Shider and Fred Wesley

  • Liner Notes by Parliament/ Funkadelic's Minister of Information Tom Vickers Plus Photos from His Archive

  • New Remastering by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC 

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PARLET: Pleasure Principle. CD

 Of George Clinton’s two girl groups, The Brides of Funkenstein commanded the lioness’ share of attention, but Parlet was the funkier of the two; in Clinton put it, “sexual satisfaction guaranteed, that’s what this group is all about!”

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Monday
May132013

Hackamore Brick 

AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular versions of the CD's are still available.

The first 35 customers to buy the CD from us get an autographed booklet. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed.

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Hackamore Brick's One Kiss Leads to Another Defines the Term Cult Classic

Championed by Everybody from Ugly Things to WFMU

CD Debut and First LP Reissue

Remastered from Original Tapes by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC

LP Includes the Bonus Single Side "Searchin'"

CD Includes Three Bonus Tracks

Liner Notes by Tony Rettman Include Exclusive Quotes from Hackamore Brick's Tommy Moonlight

Package Includes Photos from the Band's Own Archive

LP Includes Printed Inner Sleeve

 Hackamore Brick: One Kiss Leads to Another CD and LP

What makes a record a true cult classic? First, it must be released to a modicum of critical acclaim but zero commercial success. Second, in almost all cases the artists behind the release have to disappear immediately into obscurity.

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Monday
May132013

Russ Giguere

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  • Association Member Russ Giguere's Only Solo Album

  • CD Debut

  • Features a Who's Who of Late-'60s West Coast Musical Talent, Including Bernie Leadon,
    Larry Knechtel, Chris Ethridge, Judy Henske, Jerry Yester, 
    Spooner Oldham and Herb Pedersen

Liner Notes by Richie Unterberger Feature Quotes by Giguere About the Making of the Album 

Russ Giguere: Hexagram 16. CD

Named after a music-related excerpt from the I Ching, this 1971 solo album by Association rhythm guitarist and singer-songwriter Russ Giguere not only sports an amazing cast of characters but also draws songs from some of the best songwriters (Judee Sill, Randy Newman, Bill Martin) the early ‘70s L.A scene had to offer.

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Monday
May132013

The Browns

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  • The Browns Were the Leading Country Vocal Group of the Late '50s and Early '60s

  • 24 Hits, the Most Comprehensive Browns Hits Package Ever Compiled

  • Notes by Colin Escott 

    Added Photos 

The Browns: Complete Pop & Country Hits. CD

Every hit—both pop and country—notched by the #1 country singing group of the late- 50s and early- 60s! The brother-and-sister trio of Jim Ed, Maxine and Bonnie Brown personified two trends in popular music at the time, the rise of the lush Nashville Sound and the national craze for folk music, and as a result they crossed over from the country charts into pop stardom.

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Monday
May132013

Ahmed Abdul Malik

  • Rare 1965 Release on the Status Label from Thelonious Monk's Bassist

  • CD Debut

  • Unique Blend of Jazz and Middle Eastern Flavors

  • Liner Notes by Scott Yanow

    Selected by Dusty Groove

Ahmed Abdul Malik: Spellbound. CD

A mindblowing mix of jazz and Middle Eastern influences— and a rare ‘60s treasure from Thelonious Monk's former bassist!

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Monday
May132013

George Braith

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  • Rare, Unique 1967 Album from Groundbreaking Saxophonist George Braith

  • CD Debut

  • Liner Notes by Pat Thomas

    Selected by Dusty Groove 

George Braith: Musart. CD

A completely unique album from a completely unique saxophonist!  George Braith got his start at Blue Note in a Roland Kirk sort of style, but this criminally neglected 1967 session for Prestige is very different altogether.

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Monday
May132013

Stan Hunter & Sonny Fortune

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  • Hard-to-Find 1966 Album Blending Tenor Sax and Hammond Organ

  • First Appearance on Record of Sonny Fortune, Later a Mainstay in Miles Davis' Electric Bands

  • CD Debut

  • Notes by Pat Thomas 

    Selected by Dusty Groove

Stan Hunter & Sonny Fortune: Trip on the Strip. CD

A rare and sublime Hammond/tenor date from Prestige Records, quite different than the usual groove for the label! 

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Monday
May132013

Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 22

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

  • Dick's Picks 22 Is a Definitive Document of the Rarely-Heard, Early Edition of the Band 

  • Includes All of the Songs Heard on the Anthem of the Sun Album

  • Raw, Intense, and Very Psychedelic

  • Out of Print for Years 

Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 22—Kings Beach Bowl, Kings Beach Lake Tahoe, CA 2/23-2/24/68 (2-CD Set)

Relatively few concert recordings exist of the Dead at this early stage of their career, which is reason enough to add this Pick to your collection, but when you consider that these two nights of shows include the ENTIRE set of songs from the as-yet-unreleased album Anthem of the Sun (with several of the tunes appearing in an incredible, never to be duplicated medley of “Alligator” /“China Cat Sunflower” /“The Eleven”/”Caution”/”Feedback”) and an early version of the classic “Dark Star” medley (with “China Cat Sunflower” replacing “St. Stephen” as the song between “Dark Star” and “The Eleven”), Vol. 22 rises into the indispensable category.

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Monday
May132013

Fire on the Mountain: Reggae Celebrates the Grateful Dead

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  • Two Volumes of Rare Reggae Interpretations of Grateful Dead Songs in One 2-CD Set

  • Features Reggae Giants Like Culture, Toots Hibbert, Mighty Diamonds,
    Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Steel Pulse, Joe Higgs, Judy Mowatt and More

  • Includes Original, Detailed, Track-by-Track Notes

Fire on the Mountain: Reggae Celebrates the Grateful Dead (2-CD Set)

It’s safe to say that most record collections that include the Grateful Dead also include at least a couple of reggae albums; the audiences for the Dead and reggae share a love for easy, loping rhythms and homespun harmonies, not to mention a countercultural bent.

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Tuesday
Apr232013

Dickey Lee

The first 55 customers to buy the album from us get an autographed booklet or traycard from the great Dickey Lee. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed. 

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  • First Legitimate and Comprehensive Collection of Dickey Lee's Classic
    RCA Country Hits

  • 20 Tracks, 19 Hits

  • Includes Dickey's Own Version of "She Thinks I Still Care"

  • Notes by Bill Dahl Include Quotes from Dickey

  • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios 

DICKEY LEE: Original Greatest Hits. CD

 He went from being a ‘60s teen idol to being one of the biggest stars in ’70s country music, but Royden Dickey Lipscomb a.k.a. Dickey Lee has never enjoyed a collection of his original hit RCA ‘70s country sides worthy of the name.

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Tuesday
Apr232013

Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys: Albion Doo-Wah

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• Albion Doo-Wah Has Never Been Reissued in Any Form

• Cult Classic Long Requested by the Band's Fans

•Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC 

CAT MOTHER AND THE ALL NIGHT NEWSBOYS: Albion Doo-Wah. CD

After the success of their Jimi Hendrix-produced debut album The Street Giveth…and the Street Taketh Away (also available from Real Gone) and its hit “Good Old Rock ‘N’ Roll,” the members of Cat Mother repaired to their Woodstock cabin (pictured in the album gatefold reproduced here) and started writing songs for Albion Doo-Wah.

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Tuesday
Apr232013

The Amazing Rhythm Aces

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  • Two Country Rock Classics from the '70s on One CD

  • Both Albums Remastered from Original Analog Tapes for the First Time

  • Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC

  • Includes Non-LP Bonus Track, Mystery Train"

  • Features the Big Hit "Third Rate Romance"

  • Liner Notes by Scott Schinder 

THE AMAZING RHYTHM ACES: Stacked Deck/Too Stuffed to Jump—from the Original Analog Master Tapes. CD

With their unique blend of Memphis soul, country and pop, Stacked Deck and Too Stuffed to Jump have long been hailed as two of the finest country rock albums of the ‘70s, but their availability has been spotty, as contractual reasons (the Amazing Rhythm Aces recorded for ABC but the masters ended up being controlled by Sony) delayed their release on CD, and the twofer that offered both albums has been out of print for several years.

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Tuesday
Apr232013

Surf Punks


The first 25 customers to buy the CD from us get an autographed booklet from Dennis Dragon. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed.

  • Locals Only Has Been Out of Print for Over 15 Years

  • Newly Remastered and Annotated by Dennis Dragon of the Surf Punks

  • Includes Two Rare Bonus Tracks

  • Added Photos

SURF PUNKS: Locals Only. CD

Surf Punks were what washed up when the late-‘70s punk wave crashed on the SoCal beach scene.

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Tuesday
Apr232013

Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 23

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  • Dick's Picks 23 Captures the Dead During What Is Arguably Their Best Year of Touring, 1972

  • Some of the Best Fidelity in the Series

  • Concert Highlight Is a Sublime Version of "Playing in the Band" 

GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 23—Baltimore Civic Center Baltimore, MD 9/17/72 (3-CD Set)

It’s the topic of endless argument, but, bolstered by the legendary Europe ’72 album and tour, consensus opinion holds that 1972 was the peak year for Grateful Dead live shows.

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Tuesday
Apr232013

Mason Williams

  • The Releases That Brought Prodigiously Talented Multi-Instrumentalist/Writer/ Poet/Artist Mason Williams to Fame

 

  • Phonograph Record Includes the #1 Hit Instrumental "Classical Gas"

 

  • Ear Show Makes Its CD Debut

 

  • Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti Include Exclusive Quotes from Mason Williams

 

  • Unique Listening Experiences from a True American Original

 

He won an Emmy Award as head writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and has published many books of poetry and prose. He is an accomplished visual artist, with a piece (“Bus”) in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. And he penned and performed a #1 hit instrumental (“Classical Gas”). He’s Mason Williams, and that brief summation of his accomplishments doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of the man’s many talents. Now, we at Real Gone Music are very, very proud to present the first two solo albums Williams recorded for Warner Bros., the records that introduced America to one of its true originals. As you might expect given his background, these albums are quirky, eclectic and wholly unique affairs combining pop, rock, folk, bluegrass and no shortage of whimsy; they’re like having a conversation with a brilliant raconteur who also happens to be a prodigiously talented musician. Gene Sculatti provided the notes for both releases, with fresh quotes from Mason Williams himself. Essential listening.

 

The first 25 customers to buy the album from us get an autographed booklet. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed. AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version is still available 

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MASON WILLIAMS: The Mason Williams Phonograph Record. CD

Produced by Mike Post with arrangements by Al Capps, Mason Williams’ 1968 debut record for Warner Bros. scored a #1 hit with the instrumental “Classical Gas,” and went to #14 on the charts.

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Thursday
Mar142013

Sea Level


The first 75 customers to buy the album from us get an autographed booklet from the great Chuck Leavell. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed.

Both 1978 Albums from the Band Founded by Ex-Allman Bros. members Chuck Leavell, Jaimoe and Lamar Williams

Both Albums Have Been Out of Print for Years

Features "That's Your Secret" and "A Lotta Colada"

New Liner Notes by Scott Schinder

SEA LEVEL: Cats on the Coast/On the Edge. CD

 

Sea Level started as an Allman Brothers offshoot, boasting three members (keyboardist Chuck Leavell, percussionist Jai Johanny “Jaimoe” Johanson and bassist Lamar Williams) from the mid-‘70s edition of the band, but became a major act in its own right with its tasty blend of jazz, blues and Southern rock (in other words, they would have fit nicely into today’s jam band scene).

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Thursday
Mar142013

Johnny Lytle


JOHNNY LYTLE: Soulful Rebel/People & Love. CD

Two lost smokers from the man Lionel Hampton called “The greatest vibes player in the world,” Johnny Lytle—both very different from anything else he ever recorded!

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Thursday
Mar142013

Larry Williams


CD Debut for Funk-ified 1978 Album by R&B Pioneer Larry Williams

Selected by Dusty Groove

Features Fred Wesley and Maceo Parker on Horns and Rudy Copeland on Keyboards

Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti 

LARRY WILLIAMS: That Larry Williams. CD

A lost treasure from R&B pioneer Larry Williams—the only album he ever issued in the 70s, recorded a few years before his untimely and mysterious death!

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Thursday
Mar142013

Allspice

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CD Debut of the Sole Album from Allspice

Selected by Dusty Groove

Produced by Crusaders Co-Founder Wayne Henderson

Liner Notes by Bill Dahl 

ALLSPICE: Allspice. CD

Sublime grooves from Allspice—a group who only gave the world this one and only 1977 album (released on the At-Home label), but who sparkle strongly throughout—thanks to help from ‘70s maestro Wayne Henderson!

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