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Monday
May142012

Rita Pavone

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• The First American Rita Pavone Reissue of Any Kind

• Her 1964 Hit Album for RCA Featuring the Proto-Punk Classic "Remember Me"

• Includes Bonus English-Language Version of "Heart"

• Notes by Bill Dahl with Period Photos

• Remastered by Maria Triana at Battery Studios in NYC

RITA PAVONE: The International Teen-Age Sensation. CD

Record labels have never been accused of going easy on the hype, but with the title of this 1964 album, RCA was simply stating a fact: Rita Pavone was an international teen-age sensation

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Wednesday
May022012

FREE SHIPPING*

Whew! What a first six months it’s been! Would you believe we’re already up to over 50 titles? It’s been a crazy, wonderful ride, and we thank you for your support in our fledgling venture here at Real Gone Music. Together, we truly have gotten real, real gone for a change.

We have promoted a lot of our titles with special offers, autographed editions, etc., but we haven’t offered a sale on everything…till now! From now till 2 am Tuesday, May 8, we are offering Free Shipping* on all of our titles. That’s right—for the next five days you can take advantage of our low prices, not pay any shipping and, depending on where you live, not pay any sales tax, either. But don’t put your purchase off—this sale will be over before you know it and we don’t know when we’ll do it again!

We’ll be backatcha with more exclusive offers soon—and just wait till you see our next round of releases. But for now, don’t miss your chance to get a lot of free ship! 

*Free Shipping is valid on all new domestic U.S. orders placed between 6:00 pm pst May 2, 2012 thru 2:00 a.m. pst May 8, 2012

Friday
Apr272012

Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash Autograph CD Booklets

We have a autograph from a genuine guitar hero exclusively for our customers!

One of our most popular releases to date has been Wishbone Ash’s Live Dates II, and no wonder—it’s one of the best and best-sounding live albums of the ‘80s. And the man behind much of that sound was also the man behind the Gibson Flying V, Mr. Andy Powell, one of the group’s two original guitarists and one of the truly great blues-rock axemen (Rolling Stone voted him among the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time). Now, Andy has put down his axe and picked up his pen to sign 50 CD booklets, which we are offering to the first 50 customers to buy Live Dates II from us. You’d have to be “F.U.B.B.” to pass this deal up!

 

Monday
Apr162012

May 22 and May 29 New Releases

THE GERMS, DŪROCS, JERRY REED, MICK FLEETWOOD’S ZOO,

TERRY KNIGHT & THE PACK, CHUBBY CHECKER, THE ORLONS

WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE BUT REAL GONE MUSIC IN MAY?

All of that plus the Grateful Dead’s Dick’s Picks, Volume 29 too.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Real Gone Music enters its first Spring with a potpourri of reissues that are definitely not garden variety, with releases ranging from hardcore punk to power pop to Motor City rock ’n’ roll, doo-wop and Summer of Love fixtures the Grateful Dead, all due in late May. The only album by seminal Los Angeles punkers The Germs, (GI), will be reissued alongside the Dūrocs’ self-titled album, Jerry Reed’s The Unbelievable Guitar and Voice of Jerry Reed/Nashville Underground, I’m Not Me by Mick Fleetwood’s Zoo, plus twofers from Terry Knight & the Pack (Terry Knight & the Pack/Reflections), Chubby Checker (It’s Pony Time/Let’s Twist Again), The Orlons (The Wah-Watusi/South Street) and Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups, Vol. 1. And if that’s not enough to put in one’s pipe and smoke, the Grateful Dead’s Dick’s Picks series continues with the six-CD set Dick’s Picks Vol. 29—5/19/77 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA 5/21/77 Lakeland Civic Center Arena Lakeland, FL.

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Monday
Apr162012

Jerry Reed

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• Two Jerry Reed Albums Never Before on CD, Both Progressive Country Classics

• Features the Original Versions of "U.S. Male" and "Guitar Man"

• Remastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios, NYC

• Liner Notes by Chris Morris

• Added Photos

JERRY REED: The Unbelievable Guitar and Voice of Jerry Reed/Nashville Underground. CD

Two classic, late-‘60s albums from Jerry Reed, both of them never on CD before! The titles to these two records (his first two) really tell the tale; Jerry was an unbelievable guitarist and singer, and you can add songwriter to the list—at least Elvis thought so, as he covered both “Guitar Man” and “U.S. Male” from Unbelievable (and hired Jerry to play guitar on both)!

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Monday
Apr162012

Mick Fleetwood's Zoo

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• Never Before on CD

• Features a Supergroup of Mick Fleetwood, Billy Burnette, Steve Ross, George Hawkins, Christine McVie & Lindsey Buckingham

• Remastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios, NYC

• New Liner Notes by Scott Schinder

MICK FLEETWOOD’S ZOO: I’m Not Me. CD

Though this 1983 album is commonly thought of as a Mick Fleetwood solo record, it really was the product of a band, and one helluva band at that! Aside from the  Fleetwood Mac drummer—who lays down the primal, bedrock rhythms for which he is famous, and for which his only rival could be Charlie Watts—the denizens of this Zoo include the great Billy Burnette and Steve Ross on guitar and vocals, session bass player supreme George Hawkins and, on background vocals, none other than Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham (the band got its start backing Buckingham on a Saturday Night Live appearance).

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Monday
Apr162012

Durocs

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Scott and Ron have signed 30 booklets that we're offering free with your purchase from us. First come first serve. Update: the autograph copies are now sold out but this CD is still available and highly recommended.

• First Time on CD for Legendary 1979 Power Pop Album from Scott Mathews and Ron Nagle

• Includes Eight Unreleased "Bone Us" Tracks

• Liner Notes by Gene Sculatti Feature Fresh Quotes from the Band

• Unseen Photos Augment Elaborate Original Packaging

• Remastered at Battery Studios in NYC with Input from the Durocs

DUROCS: Durocs CD

This Real Gone release will have power pop fans squealing with delight! Named after a breed of hog known for being great producers with oversized ears and genitalia, the Durocs were the brainchild of Scott Mathews and Ron Nagle, each of whom came to the project with an impressive pedigree.

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Monday
Apr162012

Germs

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• Landmark Punk Rock Album Finally Back in Print

• Unreleased bonus track selected by Pat Smear himself

• Original Album Graphics with Lyrics

• New Liner Notes by Richie Unterberger

• Produced by Joan Jett

• Only Studio Album from Band Led by Darby Crash and Pat Smear (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)

GERMS: (GI) CD

This record needs little introduction, so ours will be brief: produced by Joan Jett, (GI) is a seminal album not just in West Coast punk, but in punk rock, period, wellspring of the Darby Crash legend and start of the illustrious career of Pat Smear (Nirvana, Foo Fighters).

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Monday
Apr162012

Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups

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  • 23 Out of 24 Tracks Never on CD Before This Collection
  • All but Three Tracks Taken from Original Tapes
  • Features Unreleased Tracks by the Dovells and Tymes
  • Thorough Annotation by Ed Osborne

REMEMBER ME BABY: Cameo Parkway Vocal Groups Vol. 1. CD

The Philadelphia-based Cameo Parkway label was one of America’s great independent labels for vocal groups, home to big stars like the Dovells, Tymes and Orlons.

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Monday
Apr162012

THE ORLONS

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• Two Charting Albums from Cameo Parkway's Top Girl Group

• FeaturesTwoTopFiveHits,"The Wah-Watusi" and "South Street"

• Gene Sculatti's Liner Notes Feature Quotes from Stephen Caldwell of the Orlons

• Taken from the Original Tape

The Orlons: The Wah-Watusi/South Street. CD

Discovered by high school classmate Len Barry, the Orlons (Shirley Brickley, Marlena Davis, Rosetta Hightower and Stephen Caldwell) were probably Cameo Parkway’s most popular vocal group and certainly the label’s top girl group.

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Monday
Apr162012

Terry Knight and the PACK

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  • Classic 'N' Collectible Midwestern '60s Garage Rock
  • Band Line-Up Included Mark Farner and Don Brewer of Grand Funk, and Grand Funk's Manager (Terry Knight)
  • Features the Hit "I (Who Have Nothing)" 
  • Remastered from Original Tapes
  • In-Depth Annotationby Jeff Tamarkin 

Terry Knight and the Pack: Terry Knight and the Pack/Reflections. CD

Terry Knight and the Pack hailed from the same fertile, late-‘60s Michigan soil that spawned the MC5, the Stooges, the Frost, the Amboy Dukes, SRC, Bob Seger and the Last Heard and other like-minded outfits.

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Monday
Apr162012

Chubby Checker

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  • 24 Original Parkway Tracks Straight from the Master Tapes 
  • Includes Three Chart Hits, Featuring the #1 Hit "Pony Time
  • In-Depth Annotation by Jim Ritz 

Chubby Checker: It’s Pony Time/Let’s Twist Again. CD

Two albums from the height of the Chubby Checker twist phenomenon! Chubby just flat-out ruled the charts in 1960 and 1961; the title cut to It’s Pony Time went to #1, his only #1 hit besides The Twist, while Let’s Twist Again, his fourth album, went to #11, shortly to be followed by three Top Ten albums in a row.

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Tuesday
Mar202012

Autographed Tubes Twofer, Rick Springfield, Clint Eastwood and Frankie Avalon

To quote one of the artists we're releasing March 26, do you feel lucky? Well, you should, because we're going to go ahead and make your day! That's right-it's time for one of our patented, exclusive, autographed releases from one of the luminaries on the Real Gone roster. No, it's not from Clint Eastwood-the Real Gone release schedule waits for no man! Instead, we have 50 autographed booklets from none other than Mr. Prairie Prince, drummer for the Tubes and raconteur extraordinaire, who lends some marvelous quotes to our reissue of the band's second and third albums, Young and Rich and Now. Both of these classic records have been out of print on CD for years (in fact, Now has never been on CD in this country), and we've compiled them both on to a 2-CD set with new liner notes by Gene Sculatti and original album art-plus an autographed booklet to the first 50 customers who order from us (those of you who have already ordered will receive a booklet, too). "Cathy's Clone"... "Don't Touch Me There"... "Slipped My Disco"...one essential Tubes tune after another awaits!

After that double-barreled blast of prime '70s FM rock we do indeed have a two-fisted combination of Clint, featuring his one-and-only vocal album, Rawhide's Clint Eastwood Sings Cowboy Favorites, available both on CD and, for the first time since its original release, on 180-gram vinyl. This album captures Clint right at the beginning of his career, fresh from his success on the TV series Rawhide, and suggests that he could have had a career as a country crooner if the silver screen had not beckoned. We've added both sides of his 1962 single, Rowdy b/w Cowboy Wedding Song, to the CD release of this 1963 stereo album.

Clint's not the only screen idol on tap this month-Rick Springfield set ladies' hearts a-flutter in the early '80s with his role as Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital. But way before that, back in 1972 to be exact, Rick was causing teenage hearts to swoon with his hit "Speak to the Sky" and his debut album, Beginnings. Only trouble was, Rick was a serious songwriter with the lyrical and melodic chops to prove it, while his label (Capitol) was intent on marketing him as a Tiger Beat teen pinup.  Which explains why this album has NEVER been reissued on CD-if you're at all a Rick Springfield or '70s singer-songwriter fan, you have to check this one out. Comes with original gatefold art (and yes, it's very pinup-y)!

Rick didn't quite make it as a teen idol. But our last artist in this release practically defines the term. Frankie Avalon scored big both on record and on screen with Annette Funicello, in a series of pictures that immortalized the bronzed teen beach culture of Southern California. And the recordings we've collected on Muscle Beach Party-the United Artists Sessions feature his biggest songs from those classic movies recorded in stereo-and out on CD for the first time! Plus, rare singles and even songs from his movie with Bob Hope, I'll Take Sweden. It's an essential, 20-track look at a long-overlooked stage of Frankie's career.

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We'll be back soon with some special treats from the Easter bunny-till then, hop to it and pick up these Real Gone releases!

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Wednesday
Mar072012

APRIL/EARLY MAY REISSUES FROM REAL GONE MUSIC

APRIL/EARLY MAY REISSUES FROM REAL GONE MUSIC INCLUDE LITTLE WILLIE JOHN, COWBOY COPAS, THE AD LIBS, MEL McDANIEL AND EDDIE RABBITT

Also due are two more Grateful Dead Dicks Picks sets, Volumes 30 & 31.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Real Gone Music will issue Little Willie John’s Complete Hit Singles A’s and B’s, a definitive compilation of the influential R&B singer’s King Records sides as well as King-Starday label mate Cowboy Copas’ Complete Hit Singles A’s & B’s, featuring 30 of the country legends’ sides from 1946-63, both slated for April 17, 2012 street date. On May 1, doo-woppers the Ab Libs will be celebrated on The Complete Blue Cat Recordings. And two country hit-makers from the ’70s and ’70s, Mel McDaniel and Eddie Rabbit, will be reissued — McDaniel with Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On — His Original Capitol Hits, and Rabbitt with 13 Original #1 Hits. Finally, Real Gone continues its acclaimed Grateful Dead Dick’s Picks reissues with Volume 30 and Volume 31.

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Wednesday
Mar072012

Little Willie John

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• Most Comprehensive Collection Ever Compiled for This R&B/Soul Legend

• Includes Every Hit, Highlighted by the Classic "Fever"

• Rare B-Sides Include Some of Little Willie John's Most Rockin' Recordings

• Extensive Annotation by R&B Expert Bill Dahl

• Photos from the King Label Archives • Freshly Remastered

Little Willie John: Complete Hit Singles A's & B's. 2CD Set

Diminutive in size but gigantic in stature, Little Willie John was a genuine architect of soul. Along with Clyde McPhatter, Ray Charles, and Sam Cooke, the visionary singer stood at the forefront of fusing gospel intensity to rhythm and blues tradition. And had he not died inside a Walla Walla prison at the age of 30, his name would likely be etched in the same soul Pantheon as his peers.

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Wednesday
Mar072012

Cowboy Copas

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• Most Comprehensive Cowboy Copas Collection Ever Compiled

• Includes Every Hit Featuring "Alabam," "Filipino Baby" and "Signed, Sealed and Delivered"

• Rare B-Sides Included

• Notes by GrammyTM-Winning Writer Colin Escott

• Photos from the King-Starday Label Archives

• Freshly Remastered

Cowboy Copas: Complete Hit Singles A's & B's. 2CD Set

To many, Lloyd Estel “Cowboy” Copas is just a footnote to the Patsy Cline legend, having perished in the same plane crash that claimed her life and that of Hawkshaw Hawkins; but what many folks don’t realize is that Cope had 14 hits during his lifetime while Patsy had but nine.

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Wednesday
Mar072012

The Ad-Libs

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The Ad-Libs: The Complete Blue Cat Recordings. CD

On the heels of Real Gone’s well-received Red Bird Girls: Very First Time in True Stereo 1964-1966 comes another incredible find for doo wop and girl group fans: the first-ever legitimate album devoted to the classic Blue Cat recordings by the legendary vocal group The Ad-Libs, featuring 24 tracks taken by producers Ron Furmanek and Ash Wells straight from the original master session tapes (again, another first) including five unreleased songs and nine unreleased alternate versions

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Wednesday
Mar072012

Mel McDaniel

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• First-Ever Full-Length CD Compilation for This '70s & '80s Country Star

• 21 Original Capitol Hits

• Includes Such Chart-Toppers as "Louisiana Saturday Night," "Big Ole Brew" and "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On"

• Liner Notes and Photos

Mel McDaniel: Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On—His Original Capitol Hits. CD

This late country legend scored a string of 41 chartmakers during the ‘70s and ‘80s, but there’s never been a hits collection issued that’s worthy of the name…’til now! Here are 21 original Capitol sides from Mel McDaniel, including such good-time anthems as Louisiana Saturday Night; Big Ole Brew (Mel would rather drink his beer than cry in it); Let It Roll (Let It Rock); Stand Up, and, of course, one of the great girl watching songs of all time, Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On.

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Wednesday
Mar072012

Eddie Rabbitt

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• 13 #1 Hits from One of Country's Biggest Crossover Stars

• Includes Such Smashes as "Drivin' My Life Away," "Every Which Way but Loose," "I Love a Rainy Night" and "Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight"

• Features Eddie's smash duet with Juice Newton, "Both to Each Other (Friend and Lovers)"

• Liner Notes and Photos

Eddie Rabbitt: 13 Original #1 Hits. CD

We’ve really pulled a (groan) Rabbitt out of our hat on this one—a lucky 13 #1 hits from one of the biggest pop and country music stars of the ‘70s and ‘80s!

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Wednesday
Mar072012

Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 30

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Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 30—Academy of Music, New York City, NY 3/25 & 3/28/72 (4-CD Set)

That this 4-CD set kicks off with five tracks featuring blues legend Bo Diddley (taken from a 3/25/72 benefit for the Hell’s Angels) ought to be enough to get those Dead collector synapses firing.  That the last three discs present a complete show from March 28, 1972 that’s very Europe ’72 in its set list (with lots of early appearances of songs that ended up on that album) but with that extra edge that playing in New York always seemed to inspire in the band, all recorded by Dead sound whiz Betty Cantor-Jackson, explains why this Dick’s Picks volume met with almost universal acclaim upon its original release. Brought to you in HDCD sound, and making its debut in record stores. Double bonus: the Dead’s lone renditions of  How Sweet It Is (to Be Loved by You) and Are You Lonely for Me!

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