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Jan102013

Freddie King

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  • First-Ever Compilation Devoted to Freddie King's King-Federal Singles, the Recordings That Made Him a Star

  • 54 Tracks, 155 Minutes

  • Includes Such Hits as "Hideaway," "Lonesome Whistle Blues," "San-Ho-Zay!" and "I'm Tore Down"

  • Liner Notes by Freddie King Expert Bill Dahl

  • Added Photos

  • Pristine Remastering by Jürgen Crasser

  • The Texas Cannonball Was a Huge Influence on Such British Guitar Gods as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Peter Green & Mick Taylor 

FREDDIE KING: The Complete King/Federal Singles (2-CD Set)

Rolling Stone ranked him the #15 greatest guitarist of all time. His sharp treble tone, hooky melodic licks and innovative fingerpicking style—using metal banjo picks on electric guitar—were a profound influence on such British guitar gods as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. And his live performances were so incendiary, so unstoppable—and his build so imposing—that he was nicknamed “The Texas Cannonball.”

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Tuesday
Dec112012

Real Gone Music T-Shirts

Has our ever-eclectic, ever-unpredictable line-up of releases fit you to a tee? Well, now you can wear your musical taste right on your chest! To commemorate our first year of doing business, we at Real Gone Music are releasing black T-Shirts sporting our snazzy purple and white logo. And these are not just your run-of-the-mill jobs, either—these are made of 100% combed ring-spun preshrunk cotton with discharge and water base inks for a super soft feel, as well as a fashion fit for the gals, and come in XXL for men, and XLLM, and S for women.

 

 

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Monday
Dec032012

Sam Dees

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• Long Regarded as One of the Greatest Soul Albums of the '70s from One of Soul's Greatest Songwriters

• Domestic CD Debut and Reissued as a Stand-Alone CD for the First Time Ever

• Includes Five Bonus Single Sides Comprising Sam Dees' Complete Atlantic Recordings

• New Liner Notes by Bill Dahl

SAM DEES: The Show Must Go On  CD

At six foot four and two-hundred-plus pounds, Sam Dees is a soul giant in more ways than one. Best known for penning hits for Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, George Benson, Aretha Franklin, Atlantic Starr and Larry Graham (and songs for artists ranging from Tyrone Davis to the Temptations to Teddy Pendergrass to Millie Jackson), Dees also recorded what a consensus of soul collectors rate as one of the best LPs of the ‘70s, The Show Must Go On, for the Atlantic label in 1975.

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Monday
Dec032012

Rick Wakeman

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• Domestic CD Debut for Ex-Yes Keyboardist Rick Wakeman's 1976 Solo Album

• No Earthly Connection Is More Prog Rock, Less Classical-Oriented Than Other Wakeman Releases of the '70s

• Reissue Features Original Album and Inner Sleeve Art

• New Liner Notes by Gene Sculatt

RICK WAKEMAN: No Earthly Connection CD

 Coming on the heels of his epic Journey to the Centre of the Earth and The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table projects, erstwhile Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman’s 1976 LP No Earthly Connection was a relatively stripped-down affair with respect to its orchestration, employing the six-piece English Rock Ensemble (most notably vocalist Ashley Holt, guitarist John Dunsterville, bassist Roger Newell and percussionist Tony Fernandez) for a metaphysical exploration of the musical essence of mankind’s soul.

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Monday
Dec032012

Patty Duke: Sings Songs from Valley of the Dolls / Sings Folk Songs

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We are offering one signed booklet or tray card from either new release to the first 100 customers WHO BUY BOTH RELEASES FROM US ON THE SAME ORDER. First come, first served and only one autographed copy per customer allowed.  AUTOGRAPH VERSION IS SOLD OUT BUT THE REGULAR VERSION IS STILL AVAILABLE

• Two United Artists Albums Recorded by a True '60s Icon on a "Twofer" Release

• Patty Duke Won an Academy Award for The Miracle Worker at Age 16, and Had Her Own TV Show, The Patty Duke Show, for Three Years

• Includes Bonus Tracks

• Her 1968 Album, Sings Folk Songs, Has Never Been Released in ANY Format Until Now

• Notes Includes Quotes from Patty and Rarely-Seen Photos

• Remastered from the Original Master Tapes


PATTY DUKE: Sings Songs from Valley of the Dolls / Sings Folk Songs CD

There was a lot of competition in the mid-‘60s for the title of America’s Most Popular Teenager, but a convincing case can be made that Patty Duke was IT.

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Monday
Dec032012

Patty Duke: Don’t Just Stand There / Patty CD

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We are offering one signed booklet or tray card from either new release to the first 100 customers WHO BUY BOTH RELEASES FROM US ON THE SAME ORDER. First come, first served and only one autographed copy per customer allowed.  AUTOGRAPH VERSION IS SOLD OUT BUT THE REGULAR VERSION IS STILL AVAILABLE

 

• Two United Artists Albums Recorded by a True '60s Icon on a "Twofer" Release

• Patty Duke Won an Academy Award for The Miracle Worker at Age 16, and Had Her Own TV Show, The Patty Duke Show, for Three Years

• Includes Bonus Tracks

• Features the Hits "Don't Just Stand There," "Say Something Funny," "Whenever She Holds You" and "Funny Little Butterflies"

• Notes Includes Quotes from Patty and Rarely-Seen Photos

• Remastered from the Original Master Tapes

Patty Duke: Don’t Just Stand There / Patty  CD

There was a lot of competition in the mid-‘60S for the title of America’s Most Popular Teenager, but a convincing case can be made that PATTY DUKE was it.

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Monday
Dec032012

Pozo Seco

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We have a limited number of booklets and tray cards signed. First-come, first-served and only one autographed copy per customer's order allowed.

• Pozo Seco Was Country Superstar- to-Be Don Williams and Susan Taylor (a.k.a. Taylor Pie)

• Shades was produced by Elliot Mazer (Neil Young, Janis Joplin) and Bob Johnston (Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel)

• Eleven Bonus Single Sides Included

• Liner Notes by Tom Pickles Include Exclusive Quotes from Taylor Pie

• Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in NYC

• CD Debut

POZO SECO: Shades of Time CD

A little bit folk, a little bit country and a little bit rock with a healthy dollop of sunshine pop, the Pozo Seco Singers never hit it big—despite the fact that they launched the career of country superstar Don Williams—but their recordings remain highly coveted by collectors of all three styles.

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Monday
Dec032012

Kenny O'Dell

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We have a limited number of booklets and tray cards signed. First-come, first-served and only one autographed copy per customer's order allowed. AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version is still available. 

• Kenny O'Dell Wrote "Behind Closed Doors" for Charlie Rich and "Mama He's Crazy" for the Judds

• Includes Six Bonus Single Sides Comprising Kenny's Complete Vegas-White Whale Recordings

• Features the Hits "Beautiful People," "Springfield Plane," "Happy with You" and "No Obligations"

• New Liner Notes by Ed Osborne

• Remastered by Steve Massie

• CD Debut

KENNY O’DELL: Beautiful People CD

Kenny O’Dell is best known for penning “Behind Closed Doors” for Charlie Rich and “Mama He’s Crazy” for the Judds, but before he headed for Nashville and songwriting superstardom he recorded this bubblegum-psych gem (think Kenny Rogers & the First Edition) for the Vegas label in 1967.

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Monday
Dec032012

Borderline

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We have a limited number of booklets and tray cards signed. First-come, first-served and only one autographed copy per customer's order allowed. AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version is still available

• Domestic CD Debut for Two Lost Country-Rock Classics

• The Second Album Is Mastered from Original Tapes That Were Thought to Be Lost

• Sidemen Include Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel of The Band, Ben Keith, David Sanborn, the Brecker Brothers, John Simon, Billy Mundi, Vassar Clements and Ken Kosek

• Liner Notes by Richie Unterberger Include Quotes from Borderline Founding Members Jon Gershen, Jim Rooney, and Dave Gershen 

• Features Photos from Jon Gershen's Private Archive

BORDERLINE: Sweet Dreams and Quiet Desires/The Second Album CD

Composed of brothers Dave and Jon Gershen and Jim Rooney, Borderline was at the center of the fertile ‘70s Woodstock scene. And when we say the center, we mean the center; not only did Rooney manage Albert Grossman’s Bearsville Sound Studio, where Sweet Dreams and Quiet Desires was recorded in 1972, but it seems like virtually every famous musician in a 10-mile radius played on the record, including Neil Young’s favorite sideman Ben Keith, fiddlers supreme Vassar Clements and Ken Kosek, drummer Billy Mundi, saxophonist David Sanborn, Band producer John Simon on piano and Band members Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson (billed as “Dick Handle” and “Campo Malaqua,” respectively) on keyboards.

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Monday
Dec032012

Billy Joe Shaver

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• All Three Albums Billy Joe Shaver Cut for Columbia Plus a Non-LP B-Side

Billy Joe Shaver Has Never Been on CD

• I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal...But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday and Salt of the Earth Have Been Out of Print for Years

• Notes by Doug Freeman Include Fresh Quotes from Billy Joe Shaver

• Features Original Art from All Three Albums

• Remastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios

• 31 Tracks of Outlaw Country from a Texas Legend

BILLY JOE SHAVER: The Complete Columbia Recordings  2-CD Set

He almost died by the hand of his father while he was still in his mother’s womb. He’s lost parts of three fingers, broke his back, suffered a heart attack and a quadruple bypass, had a steel plate put in his neck and 136 stitches in his head, fought drugs and booze, and buried his wife, son, and mother in the span of one year.

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Friday
Nov232012

Forget Black Friday! ‘Round here, it’s Black FREE Day! Why? *FREE SHIPPING 

Forget Black Friday! ‘Round here, it’s Black FREE Day! Why? ‘Cuz from now (November 23 through November 30), we’re offering *FREE SHIPPING on all new domestic orders from our website-even orders for our new titles from John Hartford, Gene HarrisBobbi HumphreyJeremy SteigJohnny Mathis and the good ol’ Grateful Dead! And since we’ve put out over 100 titles on Real Gone Music in our first year of existence, there are a lot of title combinations you can put together-a little Doris Day here, a little Rick Nelson there, perhaps?--to take advantage of this offer. In fact, you could save up to $11.99 so don’t procrastinate, we know how it is this time of year, order now and don’t miss this once-a-year sales event!

Thursday
Oct252012

Dusty Groove and Real Gone Music

REAL GONE MUSIC ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH DUSTY GROOVE FOR REISSUE CAMPAIGN

First Releases Include Albums by Gene Harris, Bobbi Humphrey and Jeremy Steig

Los Angeles, California—Chicago's Dusty Groove record store stands on Ashland just south of Division in the city's Wicker Park area. But for music lovers around the globe who have either made the pilgrimage or bought from its online store, Dusty Groove stands squarely (or, rather, hiply) at the intersection of soul, funk, jazz, hip hop and world music as purveyors of the rarest, coolest and freshest sounds around. Now, Real Gone Music, the upstart, eclectic reissue label distributed by Sony via Razor & Tie, is proud to announce that it is teaming up with Dusty Groove to produce reissues drawn from the store's 16-year experience selling to its dedicated audience of collectors, deejays, devotees and fans; these titles are all time-tested yet impossible to find on compact disc. And the first releases in the joint venture—all out December 4—hit right on that soul-jazz-funk sweet spot. 

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Thursday
Oct252012

JEREMY STEIG

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• Early-'70s Soul-Jazz-Funk Essentials from the Legendary Blue Note Label Collected here.

• Time-Tested Collector Favorite as Selected by Chicago's Dusty Groove Record Store

• Newly Remastered

• Original Album Art

• New Liner Notes by Pat Thomas, Author of Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975

• CD Debut

JEREMY STEIG: Wayfaring Stranger. CD 

 One of the hippest, funkiest, most soulful albums ever from flute man Jeremy Steig – and a rare session for Blue Note!  The feel here is a bit more stripped-down than other Steig albums of the time, with an especially strong focus on the bass of Eddie Gomez, who really gives the record a soulful sparkle.  Don Alias plays drums, and there’s also some sweet guitar from Sam Brown on the record too. Produced in 1970 by Sonny Lester—never before on CD, and rei

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Thursday
Oct252012

Bobbi Humphrey

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• Early-'70s Soul-Jazz-Funk Essentials from the Legendary Blue Note Label Collected here.

• Time-Tested Collector Favorite as Selected by Chicago's Dusty Groove Record Store

• Newly Remastered

• Original Album Art

• New Liner Notes by Pat Thomas, Author of Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975

• CD Debut

BOBBI HUMPHREY: Dig This. CD

Sublime early work from the legendary Bobbi Humphrey – a 1972 Blue Note session recorded before her work with the Mizell Brothers – but a set that’s done with an equally soulful sound!

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Thursday
Oct252012

Gene Harris

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• Early-'70s Soul-Jazz-Funk Essentials from the Legendary Blue Note Label Collected here.

• Time-Tested Collector Favorite as Selected by Chicago's Dusty Groove Record Store

• Newly Remastered

• Original Album Art

• New Liner Notes by Pat Thomas, Author of Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975

• CD Debut

GENE HARRIS: Gene Harris/The Three Sounds/Gene Harris of the Three Sounds CD

A pair of hard-to-find Blue Note albums from soul jazz piano master Gene Harris! 1971’s Gene Harris/The Three Sounds is easily one of the hippest and funkiest records Harris made with his group the Three Sounds.

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Thursday
Oct252012

John Hartford

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• John Hartford Remains a Beloved Figure in Country and Bluegrass Music, with an Annual Bluegrass Festival in His Name Held in Bean Blossom, Indiana

• Two Groundbreaking Albums That Gave Birth to the "Newgrass" Genre

• Eight Unreleased Tracks, Four from Each Album Session

• Among the Sidemen are Norman Blake, Vassar Clements, Dave Holland, Randy Scruggs, and Tut Taylor

• Liner Notes by Hartford Scholar Andrew Vaughan

• Photos from the Hartford Family's Private Collection

JOHN HARTFORD: Aereo-Plain/Morning Bugle—the Complete Warner Bros. Recordings. 2-CD Set

After penning the Glen Campbell mega-hit “Gentle on My Mind” and appearing repeatedly both on Glen’s weekly variety show and on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, John Hartford could have taken the show biz glide path to financial security and ease.

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Thursday
Oct252012

Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 26

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

• Dick's Picks 26 Is a Worthy Companion to Live Dead, Recorded Only a Few Months Later

• Features an Intense Version of the Hallowed "Dark Star/St. Stephen/The Eleven" Medley

 

GRATEFUL DEAD: Dick’s Picks Vol. 26—4/26/69 Electric Theater, Chicago, IL 4/27/69 Labor Temple Minneapolis, MN (2-CD Set)

Recorded but a few months after the shows that formed Live Dead, and featuring a spellbinding version of the Dark Star/St. Stephen/The Eleven medley that was that album’s centerpiece, this Dick’s Picks stands as a worthy counterpoint to what is one of the greatest live albums in rock ‘n’ roll history.

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Thursday
Oct252012

JOHNNY MATHIS

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• Johnny Mathis' Classic Mercury Albums on CD for the First Time Ever

• Remastered from the Original Tapes by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in NYC

• Liner Notes by Jim Ritz Feature an Exclusive Interview with Johnny Mathis

• Two Charting Albums from the End of Mathis' Tenure at Mercury Records Featuring Masterful Interpretations of Then-Current Pop, Stage & Screen Hits

JOHNNY MATHIS: So Nice/Johnny Mathis Sings CD 

Johnny’s last two albums for the Mercury label marked the singer’s continued evolution towards the “cover” album format that was to serve him so well upon his return to Columbia, where he would sing the pop, stage and screen hits of the day instead of creating themed albums.

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Thursday
Oct252012

Johnny Mathis

• Johnny Mathis' Classic Mercury Albums on CD for the First Time Ever

• Ole' Is One of the Most Artistically Daring Albums of Mathis' Career; The Shadow of Your Smile Is One of the Most Popular

• Remastered from the Original Tapes by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in NYC

• Liner Notes by Jim Ritz Feature an Exclusive Interview with Johnny Mathis

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Due to the demand on our previous Johnny Mathis autographed CD's we are offering one signed booklet or tray card from either new release (This Is Love/Ole' The Sweetheart Tree/The Shadow of Your Smile) to the first 100 customers WHO BUY BOTH RELEASES FROM US ON THE SAME ORDER. First come, first served and only one autographed copy per customer allowed. 

JOHNNY MATHIS: This Is Love/Ole’ CD

1964’s This Is Love was one of the last and greatest of the romantic ballad albums Johnny had been recording throughout his career to that point, with three tracks (“Poinciana,” “The Touch of Your Lips” and “The End of a Love Affair”) paying tribute to another all-time great romantic balladeer and early role model, Nat “King” Cole.

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Thursday
Oct252012

Barbara Lewis

We have a limited number of booklets and tray cards signed by Barbara Lewis. First-come, first-served and only one autographed copy per customer's order allowed.

AUTOGRAPHED COPIES ARE NOW SOLD OUT but the regular version is still available. 

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• The Most Comprehensive Barbara Lewis Collection Ever Released— and the Only One in Print

• The A and B-Sides of All 17 Singles She Recorded for the Atlantic Label, Many Never Before on CD— 34 Tracks in All

• Material Is Beloved Among Beach Music and Northern Soul Fans

• Richie Unterberger's Notes Feature Exclusive Quotes from Barbara Lewis

• Mastered by Charles Benson

• Features Such '60 Pop-Soul Essentials as "Hello Stranger," "Baby I'm Yours" and "Make Me Your Baby"

BARBARA LEWIS: The Complete Atlantic Singles (2-CD Set)

With her purring passionate voice and arrangements both spare and sumptuous, Barbara Lewis recorded some of the best soul-pop of the 1960s.

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