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Jul172013

The Paley Brothers

The first 50 customers to buy the album from us get an autographed booklet or traycard signed by both Andy and Jonathan Paley. 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. 

  • The Paley Brothers' Sire Recordings Have Long Been a Holy Grail for Power Pop Fans

  • Package Includes Everything They Recorded for Sire Plus 11 Unreleased Bonus Tracks

  • Compiled and Produced by the Paley Brothers

  • Unreleased Bonus Tracks Include Two Songs from Their 1978 Madison Square Garden Gig and a Track Produced by Phil Spector

  • Also Features the Version of "Come On Let's Go" They Recorded with the Ramones That Appeared on the Rock and Roll High School Soundtrack

  • Liner Notes Include Quotes from the Paley Brothers and Photos from Their Private Archive

  • Includes a Note from Sire Label Founder Seymour Stein 

THE PALEY BROTHERS: The Complete Recordings. CD

For power pop fans and aficionados of the mid-to-late-‘70s Boston and downtown New York scenes, news that at last a CD is coming out containing ALL of the sides the Paley Brothers released on the Sire label would be reason enough for rejoicing.

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Wednesday
Jul172013

Stonewall Jackson

  • Stonewall Jackson Bucked the Nashville Sound and Recorded Some of the Finest Honky-Tonk of the '60s
  • The Definitive Collection, Featuring 24 Tracks Highlighted by "Life to Go," "Waterloo," "A Wound Time Can't Erase" and "B.J. the D.J."

  • Notes by Colin Escott

  • Photos 

STONEWALL JACKSON: Original Greatest Hits. CD

Nothing ever came easy for Stonewall Jackson; his dad died before he was born, he ran away from home when he was 14, and finally made it to Music City in 1956 at age 24, just as the Nashville Sound was taking hold with its strings and choruses.

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Tuesday
Jun112013

Claudia Lennear

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Claudia Lennear Is Featured in the New Documentary 20 Feet from Stardom

One of the Most Decorated Backup Singers in Rock & Soul History

Worked with Leon Russell, George Harrison, Joe Cocker and a Host of Other Superstar Artists & Albums

Inspired the Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar" and David Bowie's "Lady Grinning Soul"

CD Debut for Her Only Solo Album

Features Jim Dickinson's Dixie Flyers, Ry Cooder, Allen Toussaint, Jim Keltner and Spooner Oldham

Real Gone Reissue Includes Notes by Pat Thomas Featuring Quotes from Claudia and Photos from Her Private Collection 

CLAUDIA LENNEAR: Phew! CD

Calling Claudia Lennear’s appearance in 20 Feet from Stardom, the documentary about the great unsung backup singers in rock ‘n’ roll, a “star turn” may be a contradiction in terms, but if you find her riveting on screen you’re in good company—not only did she inspire Mick Jagger to write “Brown Sugar” (and David Bowie to write “Lady Grinning Soul”), but Jagger calls her “very hot” and a “beautiful girl” in the film!

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Monday
Jun102013

Dionne Warwick

  • Dionne Warwick's 1972-1977 Stint at Warner Bros. Remains the Least Heralded Period of Her Career
  • These Two Collections Shed New Light on Some of Her Finest Recordings
  • Features Dionne with Such Top-Flight Songwriters and Producers as Burt Bacharach & Hal David, Ashford & Simpson, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Thom Bell, Jerry Ragavoy and More
  • The Complete Warner Bros. Singles Includes All 21 Stereo Single Sides She Recorded for the Label, with the Hits "Once You Hit the Road" and "If We Only Have Love"
  • We Need to Go Back—The Unissued Warner Bros. Masters Collects 19 Unreleased Tracks, Including Three Recorded with Burt Bacharach
  • Notes by Dionne Expert Paul Howes
  • Photo-Packed Booklets 
  • Produced by Jim Pierson

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DIONNE WARWICK: The Complete Warner Bros. Singles. CD

Dionne Warwick’s 1972-1977 singles for the Warner Bros. label not only feature a reteaming with Burt Bacharach and Hal David but also a host of other top-drawer collaborators, including former Motown kingpins Holland-Dozier-Holland, Philly soul king Thom Bell, R&B legend Jerry Ragovoy, West Coast pop-rock pioneer Steve Barri with multiple Grammy-winner Michael Omartian, and ace Gladys Knight & The Pips producer Joe Porter.

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Monday
Jun102013

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr

  • Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.'s Careers Span over 40 Years in Show Business
  • CD Debuts for Two of the Three Charting Albums They Recorded after Leaving the 5th Dimension
  • Each Release Includes Non-LP Bonus Tracks
  • The Two of Us Features the Hit "Look What You've Done to My Heart"
  • Liner Notes by Mike Ragogna
  • Added Photos
  • Remastered at Battery Studios in NYC

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MARILYN McCOO & BILLY DAVIS, JR.: Marilyn & Billy. CD

When Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. left the Fifth Dimension in 1975 to pursue their own recording careers, success was not long in coming; in fact, each of the succeeding years saw a charting album released from the duo – plus a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal (Duo) and their own CBS-TV series. However, while their first album, 1976’s I Hope We Get to Love in Time, has been reissued two different times on compact disc, their 1978 album Marilyn & Billy on the Columbia label has never been reissued anywhere in the world. Now, Real Gone Music is releasing this pop-soul classic in an expanded edition featuring the extended 12” single mix of “Shine On Silver Moon” as a bonus track, with liner notes by Mike Ragogna featuring quotes from the duo plus photos and remastering at Battery Studios in NYC. Long, long overdue and eagerly awaited by Marilyn and Billy’s fans!

Tracks: 

1. Shine On Silver Moon

2. So Many Things for Free

3. You Got the Love

4. I Got the Words, You Got the Music

5. I Thank You

6. I Thought It Took a Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love)

7. Stay with Me

8. I Got Love for You

9. Saving All My Love for You

10. Carry Me 

Bonus Track 

11. Shine On Silver Moon (extended 12" single mix)

 

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The first 75 customers to  buy "The Two of Us" will recieve and autographed booklet or traycard. First-come, first-served, only one autographed copy per customers order allowed.

MARILYN McCOO & BILLY DAVIS, JR.: The Two of Us. CD

When Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. left the Fifth Dimension in 1975 to pursue their own recording careers, success was not long in coming; in fact, each of the succeeding years saw a charting album released from the duo – plus a Grammy Award for Best R&B Vocal (Duo) and their own CBS-TV series. However, while their first album, 1976’s I Hope We Get to Love in Time, has been reissued two different times on compact disc, their 1977 albumThe Two of Us on the ABC label has never been reissued anywhere in the world. Now, Real Gone Music is releasing this pop-soul classic in an expanded edition featuring the non-LP bonus track “I’m So Glad I Found You” and the Billy Davis, Jr. solo single sides “Light a Candle” and “Three Steps from True Love,” with liner notes by Mike Ragogna featuring quotes from the duo plus photos and remastering at Battery Studios in NYC. Long, long overdue and eagerly awaited by Marilyn and Billy’s fans!

Tracks: 

1. Look What You've Done to My Heart

2. Wonderful

3. My Reason to Be Is You

4. My Very Special Darling

5. Nightsong

6. The Times

7. The Two of Us

8. In My Lifetime

9. Hard Road Down

Bonus Tracks (single tracks)

10. I'm So Glad I Found You              

11. Light a Candle - Billy Davis Jr.             

12. Three Steps from True Love - Billy Davis Jr.

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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