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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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Thursday
Mar142013

Wilderness Road

  • CD Debut for Cult Classic Album from 1973

  • Wilderness Road Arose from the Second City Comedy Club and the Political Ferment of Late-’60s Chicago

  • Includes Original Gatefold Album Art

  • New Notes by Richie Unterberger

  • A Unique Blend of Country, Psych and Satire 

WILDERNESS ROAD: Sold for the Prevention of Disease Only. CD

Back in 1973, naming an album after a slogan found on condom dispenser wasn’t exactly a smart commercial move—but what do you expect from a band whose members met at the Second City club in Chicago?

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Thursday
Mar142013

Henry Mancini: “10” Original Soundtrack

  • Henry Mancini's Beloved Score to the 1979 Smash Film

  • First Time on CD in the U.S.

  • Features Julie Andrews on Vocals and Dudley Moore on Piano

  • Newly Remastered 

HENRY MANCINI: “10” Original Soundtrack. CD

Would you believe that the score to “10” has never been out on CD in the U.S. (and only briefly out on CD in Europe on a spotty-sounding release)?

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Thursday
Mar142013

Blue Oyster Cult


  • 2012 Remaster of Blue Oyster Cult's Last Album for Columbia

  • A Wildly Ambitious Project Several Decades in the Making

  • Imaginos Was the First BOC Album in Seven Years to Feature the Original Line-Up

  • Features Sidemen Robbie Krieger, Joe Satriani and Aldo Nova Among Others

  • Includes Original Album and Inner Sleeve Art

BLUE OYSTER CULT: Imaginos. CD

 The tangled history of Imaginos, Blue Oyster Cult’s last (1988) album for Columbia, has passed into legend for BOC fans.

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Thursday
Mar142013

Eddy Arnold

  • Eddy Arnold Is the #1 Country Hit Maker of All Time

  • Includes All 28 of His #1 Hits

  • Features the Original Hit Versions, Not the Overdubbed Re-Records

  • Notes by Arnold Scholar Don Cusic 

 

EDDY ARNOLD: Complete Original #1 Hits. CD

 He’s the #1 country hit maker of all time. And here’s the collection that proves it. Eddy Arnold: Complete Original #1 Hits presents all 28, count ‘em, 28 chart toppers the Tennessee Plowboy notched during his storied career, as distilled a dose of ‘40s, ‘50s & ‘60s country hit power as you could ever find.

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Thursday
Mar142013

David Allan Coe

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  • David Allan Coe Is the Most Controversial and Uncompromising Figure
    in Country Music

  • Texas Moon Has Never Been Reissued in Any Format

  • Liner Notes by Chris Morris

  • Added Photos

  • A Proto Alt-Country Classic 

DAVID ALLAN COE: Texas Moon. CD

If you slapped up “Wanted” posters for all the great outlaw country singers, David Allan Coe is the one no lawman would want to tangle with.

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Monday
Feb182013

Arthur Fielder / Boston Pops / Chet Atkins

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  • The Pops Goes Country Features Legendary Guitarist Chet Atkins

  • Newly Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studio in NYC

  • New Liner Notes by Ed Osborne 

  • Two Classics from Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops Album Catalog
  • Both Albums Make Their CD Debut 


ARTHUR FIEDLER / BOSTON POPS / CHET ATKINS: The Pops Goes Country / The Pops Goes West. CD

With a score of charted albums to their name, and many more before the advent of the Billboard charts, Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops “crossed over” from classical music into widespread popular acclaim like no other orchestra before or since.

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Monday
Feb182013

Tom Jans & Mimi Farina

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  • Two Albums from Cult Singer- Songwriter Tom Jans

  • U.S. CD Debut for Take Heart

  • Worldwide CD Debut for Tom Jans

  • Take Heart Features Mimi Farina 

  • Tom Jans Features Guitarist Lonnie Mack and Keyboardist David Briggs

  • Original Album Art with Additional Photos and Liner Notes

  • Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios, NYC 



TOM JANS & MIMI FARINA: Take Heart / Tom Jans. CD

With nary a single reissue of his album catalog in this country, these days Tom Jans is perhaps most famous for having had a song (“Whistle Down the Wind”) dedicated to him on Tom Waits’ album Bone Machine, but the body of work by this ‘70s folk singer-songwriter remains one well worth revisiting; this twofer presents Tom Jans’ first two albums, both recorded for A&M Records.

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Monday
Feb182013

The Diary of Anne Frank

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The first 25 customers to buy the album from us get an autographed booklet from the great Diane Baker, who played Diane’s older sister Margot in the film! First-come, first-served and only one autographed copy per customer's order allowed.   AUTOGRAPH VERSION IS SOLD OUT BUT THE REGULAR VERSION IS STILL AVAILABLE

  • The Diary of Anne Frank Is One of Legendary Screen Composer Alfred Newman's Most Beloved Scores

  • First-Time CD Release of Original 1959 Soundtrack Album 

  • In Rare Stereo

  • New Liner Notes 

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK: Original Film Soundtrack. CD

Winner of nine Academy Awards (second only to Walt Disney) and nominated for 45 (second among composers only to John Williams), Alfred Newman ranks as one of the greatest screen composers of all time, writer of such acclaimed film scores as How Green Was My Valley, All About Eve, Wuthering Heights, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing and The Song of Bernadette.

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Monday
Feb182013

Margaret Whiting

Together with Peggy Lee, Margaret Whiting was the only female vocalist to have hits in the ‘40s, ‘50s and even in the late ‘60s, when the rock and roll sound sidetracked the career of most of her peers. But unlike Peggy, Margaret’s ‘60s recordings—made with producer Arnold Goland and released on the London label—have remained unissued in the digital era. Now, Real Gone Music, in conjunction with the Whiting estate, is reissuing Margaret’s COMPLETE London recordings in two 25-track volumes, with notes by highly esteemed music critic Will Friedwald and pictures from the Whiting family’s private archive. The pop vocal find of the year!

  • Margaret Whiting's Complete '60s Recordings for the London Label, on CD for the First Time
  • Wheel Of Hurt Hit the Charts in 1967 and Its Title Tune Was a Top 40 Hit
  • Two Releases Feature a Total of 49 Songs and Seven Chart Hits
  • Includes 13 Rare Single Sides and Three Unreleased Tracks
  • Notes by Will Friedwald
  • Includes Photos Supplied from the Whiting Family Archives
  • All Three Albums Remastered from Original Stereo Master Tapes by Mike Milchner at Sonic Vision

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MARGARET WHITING: Maggie Isn’t Margaret Anymore/Pop Country. CD

This release marks the CD debuts for both Margaret’s 1967 album Maggie Isn’t Margaret Anymore and her 1968 album Pop Country, both remastered from the original stereo master tapes, to which we’ve appended four unreleased tracks.

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Monday
Feb182013

Chet Atkins & Les Paul

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  • The Rousing 1978 Follow-Up to the Smash Chester and Lester Guitar Duets Album Featuring Chet Atkins & Les Paul

  • Never Before on Stand-Alone CD

  • Newly Remastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in NYC

  • New Liner Notes by Chris Morris 


CHET ATKINS & LES PAUL: Guitar Monsters. CD

After their 1976 smash Chester and Lester guitar duet album, Chet Atkins and Les Paul reunited in 1978 for another round of pickin’ and grinnin’ on Guitar Monsters.

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Monday
Feb182013

Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 24

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

  • Dick's Picks 24 Presents the First Show to Use the Dead's "Wall of Sound" PA System

  • Features the Concert Debuts of "Cassidy" and "Scarlet Begonias"

  • Concert Highlight Is a Monumental "Playing in the Band/Uncle John's Band/Morning Dew/ Uncle John's Band/Playing in the Band" Medley 

GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 24—Cow Palace Daly City, CA 3/23/74. (2-CD Set)

This Dick’s Picks volume, which presents excerpts of the Dead’s March 23, 1974 show at the Cow Palace, is not only historic but a hot show to boot! First, the history: this concert marked the first appearance of the famous (or infamous, depending on which Deadhead you ask) Wall of Sound concert PA, with the crystal-clear sound to show for it; it also features the debut of two songs, “Cassidy” and “Scarlet Begonias,” that were to become staples of the band’s repertoire.

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Monday
Feb182013

Don Nix

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  • U.S. CD Debut for Memphis Music Legend Don Nix's 1971 Elektra Album
  • All-Star Cast Features the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, the Shelter People and Furry Lewis

  • Original Gatefold Artwork Reproduced

  • New Notes by Grammy Winning Liner Note Writer Colin Escott 

DON NIX: Living by the Days. CD

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Monday
Feb182013

Barbara & Ernie

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  • Cult Classic 1971 Psychedelic Soul Album Out on Legitimate CD for the First Time

  • Guitarist Ernie Calabria Played with Harry Belafonte, Anita Carter and Nina Simone

  • Orchestral Arrangements by Deodato

  • Pioneering Blend of Funk, Folk, Soul and Rock

  • Includes New Liner Notes by Pat Thomas 

  • Vocalist Barbara Massey Sang Backup for Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock and Cat Stevens 



BARBARA & ERNIE: Prelude To… CD

Totally obscure, utterly beguiling and shockingly relevant to today’s music scene, this 1971 pairing of guitarist Ernie Calabria and soul singer Barbara Massey is a good example of why reissue labels exist. Prior to this recording, Calabria had played on sessions for Harry Belafonte, Nina Simone and Anita Carter, while Massey had sung backup for Jimi Hendrix, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock and Cat Stevens among others.

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Thursday
Jan102013

The Hello People

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  • First CD Release of Any Kind from Cult Favorite "Mime Rock" Band

  • Features the Banned Antiwar Song "Anthem"

  • Includes Original Gatefold Album Art with New Liner Notes

THE HELLO PEOPLE: Fusion. CD

As one of the very few (and possibly only) denizens of that musical subgenre known as “mime rock,” the Hello People could easily be dismissed as a gimmick act, but there was a lot more to them than just whiteface. Their roots actually trace back to the father of French mime, Etienne Decroux.

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