Tuesday, August 31, 2021

VA - Sunshine Soft & Studio Pop 1966-1972 [2017 - 2021] (7 x CD's)



VA - Sunshine Soft & Studio Pop 1966-1972 [2017 - 2021] (7 x CD's)

Australian outfit Teensville Records has ready done a fantastic job on these compilations. A great hard to find collection Pop Psych, Late Mersey Beat and Sunshine Pop on 45rpm singles labels. Teensville Records explores the turned-on sounds of the late sixties pop scene.

If you are looking for testosterone, you won't find it here. There is nothing rock, psych or beat here. At all. This is soft pop in its purest form; the perfect soundtrack for a cocktail party in L.A. around '68, crowded with second rate television actors, wanna-be starlets and pop producers. But, leaving this aside, I have to say that this is one of the best comps ever made about this musical sub-genre.  Songwriting in most tracks is superb, with complex and elaborated melodies. Obviously, production and arrangements are extraordinary, as most tracks were recorded in state-of-the-art studios by top engineers and the best session musicians. A few songs included here could perfectly be amongst the best studio pop tracks ever recorded. But, be prepared for a heavy dose of saccharine.  Just one drawback (one star less for this): due to the rarity of some recordings, this comp is not taken from the original master tapes. A lot of tracks are taken from vinyl sources and 2nd (or 3rd) generation tapes. Sound quality is not bad at all, no clicks or imperfection from vinyl sources, but it lacks on clarity and dynamics. Anyway, music is perfectly enjoyable and you will be able to fully appreciate the huge amount of talent included here.

To have songs, that that have never heard before from the late 60's early 70's, which have that periods feel to them is just brilliant. There are some tracks where I get the feeling I've heard that, or something very similar before. The Seagulls has a definite Beatles vibe to me. The Yellow Brick Road track 'She's My Girl', reminds me of 'He's So Fine' by The Chiffons. It's finding compilations like this that make me wish I were a DJ, so I could share these great tunes with like minded people. There is the warning on the cover about the age and quality of the source material and to make the allowances for that, but to my ears, this is one of the better transferred compilations. I don't think they could cram any more music on a standard CD, so if you don't recognise any of the artists and are wanting some 'new' late 60's/early 70's music, I'd be very surprised if this doesn't fit the bill. I love it...

Included in the set of 7 CD's are the following:

CD1 Take A Mind Excursion highlights rare and obscure recordings  from artists such as Bob Dileo, Vigrass, Pebbles & Shells, Something Young and so many more! The names may be unfamiliar, but the tunes are just as good as the big-time chart hits that get overplayed to this day.

CD2 My World Of Make Believe is another in a series of turned-on compilations from Teensville Records that examines the late 60s (and in a few cases, very early 70s) pop scene featuring 32 tracks that span sunshine, soft and studio pop sounds.Clouds of satin at your feet....rainbow flowers line the street....only love can get you in....' 

CD3 The Sun Shines On My Street is Teensville's third installment in a series examining the 60s sunshine, soft and studio pop scene. Made by collectors for collectors, the CD features nearly eighty minutes of rarities compiled for lovers of love songs, harpsichords, top class arrangements, and inviting vocals.

CD4 Let The Good Times In is Teensville’s fourth volume look at obscure flowery-pop delights of the late sixties and very early seventies. Expect elaborate arrangements, lilting melodies, alluring harmonies, and most of all, the ultimate feeling of warmth through music

CD5 The Love Revolution is Teensville’s fifth look at the world of obscure soft, sunshine, and harmony pop spanning the years 1966-1971. Expect gorgeous vocals, heavenly harpsichord, exquisite melodies and big arrangements. Featuring artists such as The Carmel, The Game, Lloyd Banks, The Rubber Band and more! 

CD6 Good Weather Machine is the sixth look at the turned-on sounds of late 60s pop spanning the sunshine, soft and studio styles. It features 31 commercial examples of highly produced, arranged and performed music from the likes of should-have-been hit artists,

CD7 Flowers In My Garden, Teensville's seventh installment of examining the forgotten and neglected sounds of the late 60's. Compiled to give the listener an 80-minute frown-upside-down trip, the CD features 30 tracks recorded between 1966-1970 that sound like hits, but weren't. 


 Pt.1      Pt. 2 

Missing Track CD2 Track 08 Thru Spray Colored Glasses.mp3


Track lists

CD1 Take A Mind Excursion

01 Bob Dileo Mind Excursion 2:01

02 Paul Vigrass Stop! 3:00

03 Pebbles and Shells Let's Be More Than Friends Tonight 2:25

04 Sundae The Dawn and My Love 2:28

05 Something Young Oh, Don't Come Crying Back to Me 1:57

06 Surprise Package Merry-Go-Round is Slowin' You Down 2:21

07 Proctor Amusement Company Heard You Went Away 2:36

08 Bottom Line Show Me the World of Wonder 3:04

09 Roman Rebellion Every Groovy Day 2:31

10 Chris Simmons Soraya 2:29

11 Johnny Garrett & the Rising Signs Get Around Downtown Girl 2:14

12 Californians What is Happy, Baby 2:42

13 Scarecrow Hold Back the Sun 2:07

14 Bob Dileo Band in Boston 2:57

15 Paul Vigrass A New Man 2:54

16 Montanas Suzanne 2:35

17 Game When Love Begins to Look Like You 1:51

18 Sundae It's Better This Way 2:18

19 Wishful Thinking Turning Round 2:46

20 Four-Evers The Girl I Wanna Bring Home 2:41

21 Johnny Young It's a Sunny Day 2:30

22 Bottom Line When I Was King 3:00

23 Johnny Garrett & the Rising Signs Good People 2:03

24 Golden Horizon Dear Emily 2:24

25 Tartans of Lavender Lane You, Baby, You 2:10

26 Central Nervous System Alice in Wonderland 2:31

27 Gemini Take Her Back 2:37

28 Pebbles and Shells Let's Give it a Try 2:09

29 Paul Vigrass Curly 2:44

30 Bob Dileo Rahni 2:57

31 War Babies Together Forever 2:33

32 Free for All Maybe Tomorrow 2:22

CD2 My World Of Make Believe

01 Barry Darvel My World of Make Believe 2:11

02 Margo, Margo, Madress & Siegel Needles of Evergreen 2:06

03 Fairchilds I Couldn't Think About Livin' Without You) Thinkin' 'bout Me 3:00

04 Seagulls Twiggs 2:41

05 Bob Dileo Jessica 2:46

06 Razor's Edge Don't Let Me Catch You in His Arms 2:05

07 Bat McGrath and D. Harvey Potter Shine a Little Light 2:52

09 Rockin' Horse People Last Night's Dream 2:25

10 Kris Jensen I Can't Get Nowhere With You 1:45

11 Don Grady Let it Happen 2:41

12 New Establishment Time for Everything 2:27

13 Tommy T's Federal Reserve Let's Go Down to the Park 2:14

14 Freshmen Halfway to Where 2:50

15 Joyride The Land of Rypap Papyr 2:43

16 Timothy Clover Great World Next Door 2:21

17 Frank Lyndon Don't Look at Me 2:53

18 Joey Paige The Merry Go-Round is Slowing You Down 2:29

19 Yellow Brick Road She's My Girl 2:20

20 Ritchie Adams I'll Go Anywhere to Meet You Baby 2:17

21 Tony Scotti I Just Haven't Got What it Takes 2:17

22 Music Combination Holding on for Dear Love 2:40

23 Furnacemen It's Waiting There for You 2:14

24 Paul Vigrass Like it Never Was 3:43

25 Bristol Boxkite If You Love Me 2:33

26 Peter Courtney Loving Two 1:43

27 Fairchilds Let Her Run 2:41

28 Seagulls Don't Go Out Into the Rain (You're Gonna Melt) 2:49

29 Bob Dileo Sing to Me 2:25

30 Robbs I Don't Feel Alone 2:15

31 Tokens I Like to Throw My Head Back and Sing 2:50

32 Johnny Walsh The End 2:22

CD3 The Sun Shines On My Street

01 Free for All The Sun Shines on My Street 2:10

02 Tony Ritchie Has Anybody at the Party Seen Jenny 2:23

03 Two Bits Never to Leave 2:32

04 Bobby Vee Today 2:32

05 Victor and the Spoils All I Ask 2:36

06 Tony Summers Make Time Stand Still 3:01

07 Cradle What a Summer 2:24

08 Other Four How Do You Tell a Girl 2:27

09 Almond Marzipan Open Up Your Heart 3:05

10 Rainy Day Friends Not Like Before 2:23

11 April Fools Things Go Better With You 2:38

12 Arthur Wild Boulevard St. Michelle 2:44

13 Guy Apollo My World is You 2:18

14 Dick Whittington Cause You're Mine 2:05

15 Wishbone One and One Make Two 2:00

16 Ritchie Luvworth Hey Baby - Where You Gonna Go 2:23

17 Oshun Ridin' With the Milkman 2:28

18 Ritchie Adams Protect Me 2:46

19 Barry Lee Show I Don't Want to Love You 3:21

20 Jesse Lopez Don't Make Me a Memory 2:22

21 Shaggy Boys Behind These Stained Glass Windows 2:49

22 Horizon She Opened Up Like a Rosebud 2:31

23 Family Album And Soon the Snow is Gonna Fall 2:43

24 Twilights Sand in the Sandwiches 2:20

25 Outcasts I Gotta Find Cupid 2:33

26 Two Bits Things Must Change 2:07

27 Music Combination Crystal 2:38

28 Bobby Vee Places I'd Rather Not Be 2:25

29 Free for All I'm So Glad That I Found You 2:14

30 Montanas Let's Get a Little Sentimental 2:51

31 Searchers The Great Train Robbery 3:10

CD4 Let The Good Times In

01 Vic Dana Let The Good Times In 2:22

02 Sunrise Highway Goin' To California 2:03

03 Spring Fever Stop! 1:56

04 Luis Bravo Overlooking You 2:29

05 Finders Keepers Don't Give In To Him 2:39

06 Steve Leeds Midsummer's Night 2:29

07 Rogue Show Come Back Baby 2:37

08 S.N & The C.Ts The Pleasure Of Your Company 2:27

09 Michael Gately Shine Your Light On Me 2:33

10 Cathy Rich Darkest Before Dawn 1:58

11 Barry Gordon A House Built On Sand 2:45

12 Ray Chafin Life Is A Winner 1:57

13 Chris & Peter Allen Two by Two 2:36

14 Contrasts, Bob Morrison What A Day 2:43

15 Collage Looking For An Answer 2:57

16 Jonah P Jones My Mind's Losing Me 2:40

17 Jesse Lopez Lookin' So Much Better 2:12

18 Jackals Linda Come Lately 2:40

19 Jonathan Cloud Jonathan Cloud 2:05

20 Vince Donofrio Weather's Better 2:18

21 Buffalo Nickel I Could Be So Good To You 2:49

22 Tommy T's Federal Reserve Someday (They'll Reach Out) 2:33

23 Bennett And Evans No, No, You Don't Know 2:44

24 Sherry Sisters And Then I Think Of You 2:23

25 Sandy Kannon Mr. Hitmaker Man 2:02

26 Peter Antell Wanting 2:02

27 Ken Stella I Wanna Spend My Whole Life Loving You 2:43

28 Imaginations Summer In New York 2:36

29 Luis Bravo Look For The Rainbow 2:22

30 Spring Fever You Made My Life 2:02

31 Eternal Flame Ciao Baby 2:28

32 Barbara Streisand Our Corner Of The Night 2:23

33 Alan O'Day Somewhere She Is Sleeping 2:55

CD5 The Love Revolution 

01 Billy Bud The Love Revolution 2:23

02 Five D She Can't Be My Girl 1:54

03 Game My Kind of Morning 2:28

04 Carmel I Can't Shake This Feeling 2:21

05 Lloyd Banks Sixpenny Dreams 2:44

06 Sunflower Singers Autumn 2:25

07 Phil Taylor California (Be Fine) 3:04

08 08 Graham Chapman Now It's My Turn 2:31

09 Honestmen It's Too Late to Turn Around 2:50

10 Rubber Band I'm Gonna Make It 2:41

11 Tony and Siegrid Just Be Good 2:33

12 Alphabetical Order All Over the World (La La) 3:04

13 William Bonny You Won't Find That Kind in Me 2:46

14 1st National Band The Trip Down 2:37

15 Peter Ford Once There Was a Child 2:55

16 Harry's Group Old Man Trouble 1:58

17 Grapevine I Can't Get Enough of You 2:21

18 18 Frankie Love First Star 2:57

19 Troys Gotta Fit You Into My Life 2:27

20 Randy Benjamin Look at You Now 2:35

21 Chapter Six Lovin' All The Time 2:32

22 Crib and Ben Emily 3:09

23 Rubber Band Messin' Up the Mind of a Young Girl 2:55

24 Five D Freeloader 2:40

25 Lloyd Banks Miss Amanda 2:41

26 Honestmen New York's My Home 2:19

27 Sunflower Singers Strangers 2:22

28 Graham Chapman Pardon Me, Miss 2:12

29 Game Things for Me 2:50

30 Phil Taylor A.M. 2:06

31 Carmel They Didn't Believe Me 2:18

CD6 Good Weather Machine

01 Charlotte Russe Good Weather Machine 2:14

02 U.S. Males Come Out of the Rain 2:44

03 Interns Ray of Sunshine 2:31

04 John, Jeffrey and Brother Tom True as a Brand New Lie 2:54

05 Augie Morena She's Got the Magic 2:04

06 Bryllig & the Nymbol Swabes I'm Gonna Love You Anyway 3:42

07 Exiles I'd Love to Give My Love Away 2:30

08 Aquariun Age The Horse I Rode Ran Off My Merry Go Round 2:27

09 Spice of Life Variety 3:08

10 Bill Chadwick Talking to the Wall 2:16

11 Catalinas You Haven't the Right 2:16

12 Frank Cherval Devils Are Dancing Tonight 2:24

13 Gonks Going Round 2:26

14 Clockwatchers Hey, It's Summertime 2:16

15 John, Geoffrey and Brother Tom Good Time Charlie [The Prodigal Son] 2:26

16 Augie Moreno Party People 2:30

17 Sugar Canyon On Top of the World 2:08

18 Neil Brian 1000 Years 2:49

19 Wildwood One Bad Thing 2:47

20 Martin J. Torbert Jr. Magic Girl 2:02

21 Silky & Sage Where Do I Go 2:44

22 Giant Sunflower February Sunshine 2:37

23 Ronie Serfass Ragedy Ann 2:45

24 Bazooka Yours Till Forever 2:42

25 Coastliners She's My Girl 2:42

26 Exiles Mary on the Beach 2:41

27 Interns Is it Really What You Want 2:31

28 Bryllig & the Nymbol Swabes Back Again 2:58

29 John, Geoffrey and Brother Tom You've Has Such a Good Life 2:45

30 Augie Moreno Don't Let Love Slip Away [From You] 2:31

31 Bobby Vee Break It 2:11

CD7 Flowers In My Garden

01 Bonni Long On Flower Street 2:44

02 Guild The Sun Shines For You 3:00

03 Force West Gotta Tell Somebody 2:38

04 Norro Wilson Sunset And Vine 3:00

05 Arrangement River Road 2:40

06 Kinsmen Always The Loser 2:33

07 Aquarium Age I Saw The Sky 2:47

08 Donna Marie Sunshine Mind 2:26

09 Good Earth Trio Louise 2:28

10 NJ Orange You've Got To) Live For Today 2:20

11 Sons Of Cajun Since Ronnie Left For Boston 2:47

12 Society's Children Golden Child 2:00

13 Children Such A Fine Night 2:31

14 Robert John Raindrops Love And Sunshine 2:56

15 Weekends Canadian Sunset 3:01

16 Two Of Each Every Single Day 2:32

17 David Fisher Gotta Tell The World 2:34

18 MFQ I Had A Dream Last Night (Alternate Mix) 2:26

19 Fabulous Farquahr Hollywood Ending 2:22

20 Reasons For Being A Thousand Years 2:27

21 Neil Sedaka Heartbreak House For Homeless Children 2:18

22 James Arthur Griffin Lookin' So Much Better 2:15

23 Richard Dickson Make Them Laugh, Clown 2:57

24 Donna Marie The Penthouse 2:46

25 Arrangement A Child Of The Times 3:12

26 Force West When The Sun Comes Out 3:12

27 Norro Wilson I'd Rather Do It Than Eat 2:07

28 Guild You've Got The Cutest Smile 2:44

29 Kinsmen It's Good To See You 2:44

30 Orphans There's No Flowers In My Garden 3:18



Monday, August 30, 2021

Oscar Peterson - Exclusively For My Friends [2014] (6 x CD's)



Oscar Peterson - Exclusively For My Friends [2014] (6 x CD's)

Exclusively for My Friends is a series of six albums for the MPS label by Canadian jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. The album tracks were recorded live by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer for MPS on the occasion of private concerts with a small audience in his home studio. The albums have been collected in different box sets over the years.

Recording took place in six separate sessions between 1963 and 1968 in different trio settings as well as with Peterson playing solo. The recordings include performances with his most well-known trio consisting of double bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen and also teams him with bassist Sam Jones and drummers Louis Hayes or Bobby Durham. While around 60 tracks were recorded, only 37 were initially released in five trio albums and one solo album, the first in Peterson's career. The titles on each album were often selected from different recording sessions. Peterson was personally involved in selecting and editing the tapes. Due to contractual reasons, the albums were not released before 1968.   In 1992, the series was re-released as a four CD box set by MPS (and by Verve in the US) which included all recordings of the six original albums. In 1995, the release of the compilation Exclusively for My Friends: The Lost Tapes added twelve previously unreleased tracks to the collection. The constituent albums were also available as individual CD's.  MPS released remastered versions of the original albums as a six LP box set in 2014. One year later, an eight CD box set followed that collected the six albums plus two volumes of Lost Tapes, adding another ten tracks to the overall release group which were personally selected by Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer for release shortly before his death in 2004. (Wikipedia)



Track lists


01 Oscar Peterson At Long Last Love 5:01

02 Oscar Peterson Easy Walker 9:45

03 Oscar Peterson Tin Tin Deo 5:39

04 Oscar Peterson I've Got a Crush on You 5:19

05 Oscar Peterson A Foggy Day 4:36

06 Oscar Peterson Like Someone in Love 11:17


01 Oscar Peterson On A Clear Day You Can See Forever 4:24

02 Oscar Peterson I'm In The Mood For Love 17:07

03 Oscar Peterson Girl Talk 5:39

04 Oscar Peterson I Concentrate On You / Moon River 6:29

05 Oscar Peterson Robbin's Nest 6:18


01 Oscar Peterson Waltzing Is Hip 6:06

02 Oscar Peterson Satin Doll 10:00

03 Oscar Peterson Love Is Here To Say 4:50

04 Oscar Peterson Sandy's Blues 9:30

05 Oscar Peterson Alice In Wonderland 4:45

06 Oscar Peterson Noreen's Nocturne 5:19


01 Oscar Peterson Someone To Watch Over Me 4:19

02 Oscar Peterson Perdido 6:18

03 Oscar Peterson Body And Soul 4:36

04 Oscar Peterson Who Can I Turn To? 5:02

05 Oscar Peterson Bye, Bye Blackbird 4:57

06 Oscar Peterson I Should Care 4:49

07 Oscar Peterson Lulu's Back In Town 2:11

08 Oscar Peterson Little Girl Blue 6:09

09 Oscar Peterson Take The 'A' Train 2:38


1 Oscar Peterson In A Mellotone 5:57

2 Oscar Peterson Nica's Dream 7:54

3 Oscar Peterson Green Dolphin Street 6:25

4 Oscar Peterson Summertime 5:22

5 Oscar Peterson Sometimes I'm Happy 5:10

6 Oscar Peterson Who Can I Turn To 6:27


01 Oscar Peterson Travelin On 2:34

02 Oscar Peterson Emily 10:26

03 Oscar Peterson Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars 7:32

04 Oscar Peterson Sax No End 6:05

05 Oscar Peterson When Lights are Low 7:32



Sunday, August 29, 2021

Little Feat - Waiting for Columbus [1978] (2 x CD's)


Little Feat - Waiting for Columbus [1978] (2 x CD's)

Waiting for Columbus is the first live album by the band Little Feat, recorded during seven performances in 1977. The first four shows were held at the Rainbow Theatre in London on August 1–4, 1977. The final three shows were recorded the following week at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C. on August 8–10. Local Washington radio personality Don "Cerphe" Colwell can be heard leading the audience in a "F-E-A-T" spellout in between the first ("Join the Band") and second ("Fat Man in the Bathtub") tracks.

The band were backed by the Tower of Power horn section with whom they had recorded for their 1974 album Feats Don't Fail Me Now. The result was one of their biggest selling albums.

Many of their more well-known songs were either re-worked or extended. For instance, one of their signature songs, "Dixie Chicken", was heavily extended to include a lengthy piano solo by keyboardist Bill Payne, a Dixieland horn arrangement and finally a dual guitar jam between the band's two guitarists, Lowell George and Paul Barrère. In some cases, songs such as "Rocket in My Pocket" and "Mercenary Territory" were re-worked to include the horn section, and Little Feat additionally covered such tunes as Fraternity of Man's "Don't Bogart That Joint" and Allen Toussaint's "On Your Way Down" (which had also appeared on 1973's Dixie Chicken album). Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor makes a guest appearance playing slide guitar on "A Apolitical Blues". The band recorded and mixed enough material from these performances for a triple LP, but for marketing reasons kept it to a double album. Three of the unused tracks were included on their 1981 album Hoy-Hoy!.  (Wikipedia)

And as far as live albums go, this is probably the most amazing "you are there" experience you'll ever hear. Production and performances are flawless,  you almost feel that these songs were really only meant to be done live.



Track lists


01 Little Feat Join The Band 1:52

02 Little Feat Fat Man in the Bathtub 4:54

03 Little Feat All That You Dream 4:29

04 Little Feat Oh Atlanta 4:18

05 Little Feat Old Folks' Boogie 4:37

06 Little Feat Time Loves a Hero 4:17

07 Little Feat Day or Night 5:28

08 Little Feat Mercenary Territory 4:34

09 Little Feat Spanish Moon 5:34


01 Little Feat Dixie Chicken 8:58

02 Little Feat Tripe Face Boogie 7:07

03 Little Feat Rocket in my Pocket 3:51

04 Little Feat Willin´ 4:51

05 Little Feat Don't Bogart That Joint 1:01

06 Little Feat A Apolitical Blues 3:50

07 Little Feat Sailin' Shoes 6:21

08 Little Feat Feats Don't Fail Me Now 5:33






Lucky Dip's will be a mystery gift to those who choose to pick them up. 

Today's links:      New Wave 1

"There were a lot of things I listened to, but so-called pop music never killed me, you know, the type of stuff that always seems to make it on the radio. The whole radio thing seems so ... it's like they've accepted the whole "new wave" thing only because this kind of pop element came into it. In Europe they really love emotion, but here it's like, "let's stay away from it because we might cry or something"...Tom Verlaine


Pt.1      Pt.2



Saturday, August 28, 2021


MY COMPILATION SERIES (Where visitors share their self made compilations)

What a great start to this new series. I want to thank all for sending in your submissions and following the Guidelines. The compilations below are all great listens.  I encourage all to pick up these as you wont be disappointed.  Some of the links are only alive for seven day from date of creation.  I would recommend to all, to use a file host that has longer download time limits if possible if you want your compilations to be heard. 

Please note, I will not be re-uploading any of the "My Compilations" created. So visitors need pick up what the want ASAP.

Here are the first set of compilations YOU have created. 

(Fanfare  trumpets, steamers, and cheering , glasses clinking.. you get it!)







Title: VA - MADE IN THE BAY AREA (Variable Kbps)

Created By: Harley P.



Title: VA - Americana Seconds, Vol. 1 (Variable Kbps)

Created By: Peter D.



Title: VA- Through the Cracks- Lost World Heavy Nuggets 1967-74 (flac)

Created By: David W.



Title: VA - Boob Vision 16 '70s Funkin' Groovin' Instro Rare Gems (Variable Kbps)

Created By: George G.



Title: VA - 3 Minutes Or Under, Pop Songs That Dont Overstay Their Welcome (320Kbps)

Created By: LibraryDude



Title: VA - ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS – A Personal Selection of Highlights 2017-NOW!!! (320Kbps)

Created By: Detlef J



Title: VA - All Pop, No Poop 001 (192Kbps)

Created By: Andrew C




#001    VA - MADE IN THE BAY AREA (Variable Kbps)

American Music Club, “Pale Skinny Girl"

The Beau Brummels, “Just A Little"

Blue Cheer, “Fool"

The Brian Jonestown Massacre, “Those Memories"

The Chocolate Watchband, “No Way Out"

Chuck Prophet, “ Dyin’ All Young"

Country Joe and the Fish, “Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine"

Deafheaven, “In Blur"

Deerhoof, “Department of Corrections"

The Dodos, “Winter"

The Flamin’ Groovies, “Teenage Head"

The Frantics, “Human Monkey"

Girls, “Darling"

Jefferson Airplane, “Lather"

The Mojo Men, “She’s My Baby"

New Riders of the Purple Sage, “Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud Loud Music)

Osees, “The Fizz"

Quicksilver Messenger Service, “Codine"

Sons of Champlain, “Get High"

Sopwith Camel, “Frantic Depression"

Sun Kil Moon, “Jim Wise"

Ty Segall Band, “Tell Me What’s Inside Your Heart"

The Velvet Teen, “You Were The First"

The Warlocks, “Can’t Come Down"

Wooden Shjips, “Ride On"



 #002        VA - Americana - Seconds Vol. 1

01 My Narrow Mind (2.59) 16 Horsepower (Low Estate - 1997)

02 Blade (3.20) The Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash (Walk Alone - 2001)

03 Cursing The Ohio (2.41) Matt King (Rube - 2008)

04 Uncle Disney (3.40) Keller & The Keels (Thief - 2010)

05 Drunk As Dragons (3.14) Woodbox Gang (Drunk As Dragons - 2008)

06 Dusty Boxcar Wall (2.43) Eilen Jewel (Letters From Sinners And Strangers - 2007)

07 I'm Gonna Put You Down (3.50) Gangstagrass (Lightning On The Strings, Thunder On The Mic - 2011)

08 Ghosttown (3.40) Bob Wayne (Blood To Dust - 2006)

09 Good Girl (3.07) The Fox Hunt (Nowhere Bound - 2008)

10 Graveyard (3.27) The Devil Makes Three (The Devil Makes Three - 2002)

11 Dawson Creek (5.49) Fred Eaglesmith (The Boy That Just Went Wrong - 1983)

12 The Later Days (4.08) Frontier Ruckus (The Orion Songbook - 2008)

13 Wasted (1.46) Whiskey Daredevils (Old Favorites - 2007)

14 This Town Called Fate (3.26) Stan Ridgway (Neon Mirage - 2010)

15 No Integrity Man (3.06) Gordie Tentrees (Mercy Or Sin - 2009)

16 The Wound That Never Heals (4.26) Jim White (No Such Place - 2001)

17 Warrior (4.41) The Bean Pickers Union (Potlatch - 2007)

18 New York City Found (3.28) Yarn (Come On In - 2010)

19 If Time Was for Wasting (4.45) Dylan LeBlanc (Paupers Field - 2010)

20 High Noon In Killville (6.46) Angry Johnny And The Killbillies (What's So Funny? - 1998)

21 Ain't Being Treated Right (3.53) The Burtschi Brothers (Ain't Being Treated Right - 2001)



#003        VA- Through the Cracks- Lost World Heavy Nuggets 1967-74 (Flac)

01. Cosmic Dealer-  Child of the Golden Sun

02. Can - Vitamin C

03. Grodeck Whipperjenny- Put Your Thing On Me

04. Galliard - Skillet

05. The Facedancers - Little Waterfall

06. Thundermug- Africa

07. Animated Egg- A Love Built on Sand

08. Ticket- Awake

09. The Good Rats - Injun Joe

10. Toncho Pilatos - Tomy Liz

11. Keith Papworth - Hard Hitter

12. Thunderpussy- Document of Validation

13. The Spiders - What your Feel

14. Orang-Utan- Chocolate Piano

15. Blue Mountain Eagle- Love is Here

16. Monument - Boneyard Bumne

17. Hard Stuff - No Witch at All

18. The Glass Family-  I Want To See My Baby

19. Sundance- Train Time

20. Mantis-  Island Suite- Firewalker-Back at the Village-Hurricane Bebe

21. Ashkan - Going Home

22. Murray Head - Say It Ain't So



#004        VA - Boob Vision 16 '70s Funkin' Groovin' Instro Rare Gems (Variable Kbps)

# - vinyl

## - possibly vinyl

1) "Sugar, Sugar" - Jimmy McGriff - 1970 - (320 kbps)

2) "Excuse Me While I Do My Thing" - The Nite-Liters - 1973 - (320)

3) # "Razorback Circus" - Roy Lee Johnson & The Villagers - 1973 - (320)

4) "Time Tunnel" - Tony Aiken and Future 2000 - 1976 - (320)

5) "Mini Pads" - Jack McDuff - 1976 - (320)

6) "Lunarputians" - Billy Cobham - 1974 - (320)

7) "New York Sister" - Harold Alexander - 1974 - (192)

8) "Turtle Bay" - Herbie Mann - 1973 - (256)

9) "Straight Ahead" (extended outro mix) - James Brown - 1973 - (256)

10) "You've Got It Bad, Girl" - Boogaloo Joe Jones - 1976 - (256)

11) "Your Mama Don't Dance" - Charles Kynard - 1973 - (320)

12) ## "Warp Factor 8" - Charles Earland - 1974 - (320)

13) "Playhouse" - O'Donel Levy - 1973 - (192)

14) "Blues for Abraham" - Grant Green - 1971 - (320)

15) "Born Funky" - The Rimshots - 1972 - (192)

16) "Nitroglycerin" - Alphonse Mouzon - 1975 - (192)



#005        VA - 3 Minutes Or Under (320kbps)

01-Shy Nobleman-Girlfriend

02-Numbers-Five Letter Word

03-The Charms-Tragic

04-Jesse Malin-In The Modern World

05-Christian Kjellvander-Bad Hurtin'

06-Hello Saferide-I Wonder Who Is Like This One

07-Andrew-Allyn White

08-Boo Hewerdine And Darden Smith-All I Want (Is Everything)

09-Jenny And Johnny-Scissor Runner

10-Mike Viola-Get You Back

11-The Apples In Stereo-What's The # 

12-The Wellingtons-Your Love Keeps Bringing Me Down

13-Sam Phillips-All Over Me

14-An Horse-Not Mine

15-Dum Dum Girls-He Gets Me High

16-Lush-Heavenly Nobodies

17-Teaneck-I Won't Lie

18-Cinerama-And When She Was Bad

19-The Goodees-Condition Red

20-Tilly & The Wall-Pot Kettle Black

21-Kelly Jones-Subway Song

22-Devil Doll-It Was Raining

23-Lindi Ortega-Dying Of Another Broken Heart

24-Twin Forks-Kiss Me Darling



#006        VA - ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS – A Personal Selection of Highlights 2017-NOW!!!

1 Brentford Rd Soul Rebels – 30-60-90

2 Prince Alphonso & The Fever – Peter Gunn

3 Prince Alphonso & The Fever – A Fistful Of Dollars

4 Melbourne Douglas – Rudy Skankin´ On The Moon

5 Prince Alphonso & The Fever – Time Is Ska Tight

6 Junior Del & The D-Lites – Miss Aranivah

7 Junior Dell & The D-Lites – Ska Train

8 The Regulators – Mek Wi Rukumbine

9 Brentford Rd Soul Rebels feat. Dennis Alcapone – It´s Alright Now (Version)

10 Melbourne Douglas – Rude Boy Don´t Fight

11 The Regulators – Why Why Why?

12 The Regulators – Don´t Look Back In Anger

13 The Regulators – Love Is A Treasure

14 King Deadly – Joshua A Mek Riddim Run

15 Curtis Baker & The Bravehearts – Midnight In Memphis

16 Floyd James & The GTs – A Weight (Hanging Over Me)

17 Floyd James & The GTs – The Sweetest Thing

18 Jodie – Pushover

19 Floyd James & The GTs – Green Onions

20 Luchito Rodriguez – Vacilón

21 Melvin Craig – Beggar Man

22 Floyd James & The GTs – The Switchback

23 Curtis Baker & The Bravehearts – Is Vic There?

24 Curtis Baker & The Bravehearts – Peter Gunn

25 Curtis Baker & The Bravehearts – 30-60-90



#007        VA - All Pop, No Poop 001

1. Yeah, A Little - The Incredible Casuals

2. Government Center - The Modern Lovers

3. For You - Big Star

4. Who Loves The Sun  - The Velvet Underground

5. Mr. Dieingly Sad - The Critters

6. Girl Of My Dreams - Bram Tchaikovsky

7. Let Me Take Your Photo - The Speedies

8. I Know A Girl - The Undertones

9. She May Call You Up - Ian Matthews

10. Oh My Lover - The Detroit Cobras

11 Let's Talk About The Weather -The Radiators From Space

12. London's a Lonely Town - Dave Edmunds

13. Only When You're Lonely - The Grass Roots

14. Ridin' in My Car - NRBQ

15. That I Remember - The Dwight Twilley Band

16. Hearts In Her Eyes -The Searchers

17. Tomorrow Night - The Shoes

18. She's the One - The Ramones

19. Ever Fallen In Love - Buzzcocks

20. Starry Eyes -The Records

21. When You Were With Me - The Choir



  • Only Various Artists compilations will be accepted.
  • Only one compilation per week from each contributor with a limit of 25 tracks per track list per submission. You can submit a new track list the following week.
  • The Topic is your choice, Genre is your choice and any music is acceptable. (If readers don't like the topic or choices then they don't have to pick them up)
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  • Whilst most would prefer MP3's @ 320 kbps all I request is a good sound quality. 
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Entries must be received by  Midnight ,Wednesday. (Wherever you are in the world.) Once received, your entries will be checked for content matching the track lists provided. If an entry is considered unsafe or different to the track list provided it will be deleted. If your submissions are outside the guidelines they will not be include (No questions asked and no reply)

VA - Rare Soul, Groove & Grind 1963-1973 [2015] (4 x CD's)



VA - Rare Soul, Groove & Grind 1963-1973 [2015] (4 x CD's)

Apparently there was a surfeit of acts all vying for their shot at the merry-go-round brass ring of R&B popularity during what is typically considered the golden age of soul. Add one more to the lot as this mammoth, four disc 8”x8” formatted book/set collects 112 singles, most of them so obscure they have never officially appeared on CD. Along with 128 pages of extensive notes by historian Bill Dahl and full color pictures of the 45 RPM labels all on heavy stock, this attempts to move to the front of the pack, if only in terms of sumptuous presentation. The CD's are divided thematically; Urban Soul, Vocal Groups, Southern soul and the final platter concentrating on more dance oriented (but pre-disco) material. The acts are as colorful as the music with such eye-catching names as The Flint Emeralds, Mad Dog & the Pups, Maskmen & the Agents, and the Tenth Dymentions all vying for your attention in bite size (most under three minutes) tracks of smoking, sweat soaked testifying. The mono sound and occasional pops and crackles inevitable when crate digging this deeply occurs, generally enhances the overall retro vibe. (americansongwriter.com)

This is a first ever collection of Rare Soul that assembles ultra, hard-to-find,Soul 45's. Highly collectible, and highly prized by those who love the genre. Virtually all of these songs have never been on CD before, and making their digital debut here in this deluxe collection. With encyclopedic liner notes by Bill Dahl, this book and CD release certainly raises the bar for this genre. The songs have been grouped in categories.  It blows my mind how many "deep soul" records were made in the 60's. I've just touched the iceberg, and I probably have hundreds of  "deep soul" collections, from the obvious, like Stax, Atlantic,Chess to VeeJay, Galaxy, Minit, King, Sue to labels like Call Me, and all sorts of obscure one-offs. This is a killer collection of rare soul, R & B, hidden gems that someone has mined from what must have been a quite vast collection. There is truly excellent music throughout the 4 CD's. This may well be one pf the greatest compilations of obscure soul tracks from the 63-73 period. Not only is it really well crafted and put on with wonderful songs, but the box's packaging and the liner notes from soul historian Bill Dahl really take you on a journey from which you might never return! This box set IS a must have. (Amazon)



Track lists


01 Don Gardner My Baby Likes to Boogaloo 2:54

02 Jelly Beans I'm Hip to You 2:55

03 Danny Woods You Had Me Fooled 2:43

04 Gail Anderson They're Laughing at Me 2:52

05 Tyrone (The Wonder Boy) Please Consider Me 2:46

06 Jessie James Are You Gonna Leave Me 2:10

07 Bettye Lavette Almost 2:21

08 Donald Height My Baby's Gone 3:07

09 Little Charles & the Sidewinders Got My Own Thing Going 2:46

10 Joan Baker Everybody's Talking 2:25

11 Big Dee Irwin Follow My Heart 2:35

12 Cookie Jackson Suffer 2:30

13 Alvin Robinson You Brought My Heart Right Down to My Knees 2:52

14 Big Ella The Queen 2:12

15 King Floyd Walkin' and Thinkin' 2:31

16 Billy McGregor Mr. Shy 2:55

17 Hoagy Lands Do You Know What Life is All About 2:44

18 Tommy Hunt Searchin' for Love 2:27

19 Pat Lewis No One to Love 2:10

20 Lou Courtney I'm Mad About You 2:39

21 Lezli Valentine Love on a Two Way Street 4:08

22 Ike & Tina Turner You Can't Miss Nothing That You Never Had 2:03

23 Tony Mathews Don't Hurt Me No More 2:53

24 Theola Kilgore He's Coming Back to Me 2:14

25 Kenny Gamble & the Romeos Hard to Find the Right Girl 2:52

26 Soul Shakers Big Train 2:44

27 Jackie Owens Love That Guy 2:33


01 Tempos (Countdown) Here I Come 2:36

02 C-Quents It's You and Me 2:51

03 Exsaveyons I Don't Love You No More 2:22

04 Sounds Four A Memory Best Forgotten 2:50

05 Specials You Stood Me Up 2:43

06 Dynamics Bingo 2:07

07 Vontastics Peace of Mind 2:59

08 Holidays Loves Creeping Up on Me 1:56

09 Mandells There Will Be Tears Pt.1 3:10

10 Montclairs Never Ending Love 2:47

11 Four Pennies You're a Gas With Your Trash 2:33

12 New Young Hearts The Young Hearts Get Lonely Too 2:28

13 Down to Earth Forgive Me If I Cry 2:46

14 Sweet Things I'm in a World of Trouble 2:32

15 C.O.D.'s Cry No More 2:42

16 Ascots Miss Heartbreaker 2:38

17 Shades of Sensation But Then You Left Me 2:55

18 The Webs Keep Your Love Strong 2:39

19 Flint Emeralds Just Like a Baby (Mama's Rocking in a Cradle) 2:23

20 Pearlean Gray & the Passengers I Don't Want to Cry 2:26

21 Little Ben & the Cheers Beggar of Love 2:49

22 Versatiles You're Good Enough for Me 2:25

23 Vows Say You'll Be Mine 2:31

24 Delacardos She's the One I Love 2:39

25 People's Choice Savin' My Lovin' for You 3:01

26 Profiles Got to Be Your Lover 2:22

27 Pace-Setters Victim of Loneliness 2:33

28 Four Perfections I'm Not Strong Enough 2:33


01 Willy McDougal Don't Turn Away 2:32

02 Winfield Parker Mr Clean 2:38

03 Candi Staton Now You've Got the Upper Hand 1:51

04 Jay Wiggins Forgive Then Forget 2:18

05 Matt "Ti" Mattison & the Minit Men Don't Make Me Cry 2:36

06 Little Gene Brooks The James Brown Boogaloo 2:20

07 Betty Right Mr Lucky 2:41

08 Sam Hutchins I Can't Stop Crying 2:36

09 Sam Dees It's All Wrong (It's All Right) 2:44

10 Lee Edwards & His Continentals On the Re-E-B-O-U-N-D 2:24

11 Buddy Grubbs I'm Telling You 2:55

12 Eddie Floyd Hey Now 2:14

13 Patt Brown The Good Got to Suffer for the Bad 2:59

14 Little Frankie Lee I Gotta Come Back 2:03

15 Nat Hall With the Mellow 3 A Broken Hearted Clown 3:14

16 Ella Washington The Grass is Always Greener 2:22

17 Billy Young Still My Life Through 2:47

18 Carla Thomas Every Ounce of Strength 2:12

19 Ruby Winters I Don't Want to Hurt Nobody 3:02

20 Al "Tnt" Braggs I'm a Good Man 2:03

21 Sir Mack Rice Gotta Have My Baby's Love 2:21

22 Elijah & the Ebonies I Confess (Featuring Mary Sexton) 2:50

23 Jackie Avery Understanding 2:08

24 Margie Joseph Show Me 2:32

25 Moses Dillard & the Dynamic Showmen Pretty as a Picture 2:16

26 Jerry & Eddie & the Tornados Hurry Up Little Girl 2:44

27 Roy Arlington Everybody Makes a Mistake Sometimes 2:56

28 Bobby Parker Get Right 2:32


01 Pep Brown Can You Handle It 2:30

02 Jessie Hill Free and Easy 3:07

03 Richard Knight Show Stopper 2:36

04 Interpretations Soul Affection 2:07

05 King Earnest The Soul Stroke (Can You Handle It) 2:32

06 Rockie Charles & the Lavonics Riccasha 2:51

07 Reggie Smith Soul Walkin' 2:52

08 Bobby Rush Wake Up 2:43

09 Tenth Dymentions The Bushman 2:29

10 Essene Brotherhood Band The Funky Bandwagon 2:32

11 Noble Watts F.L.A. 2:49

12 Billy Sha-Rae Do It 2:24

13 Sonny Green People Are Talking About Me 2:39

14 Iron Man Sam Original Funky Bell Bottom 3:02

15 L.J. Waiters I'm a Lonely Man 2:47

16 Bobby Jones I've Got a Habit (Of Lovin' You) 2:32

17 Bobby Dunn Do the Bobby Dunn 3:13

18 Fantastic Epics We Do it All Up Here 2:50

19 Maskman & the Agents Ratty Ratty 2:53

20 Roy Hytower It Must Be Love 2:53

21 Isaac Clark Do the Dog Funk 3:02

22 Little Joe Mixon What You See is What You Get 2:30

23 Charles Lattimore Do the Thing 2:36

24 Lloyd Hendricks The Sno-Cone 2:35

25 Magic Sam I'll Pay You Back 2:17

26 Mad Dog & the Pups Hep Squeeze 3:12

27 Chet "Poison" Ivey & His Fabulous Avengers The Poo Poo Man 3:13

28 Dave Mitchell & the Screamers The Trip 2:19

29 Willie Smith I Got a New Thing 2:09