Saturday, April 30, 2022

VA - Choctaw Ridge New Fables Of The American South 1968-1973 [2021]

 

COUNTRY FLAVOUR

VA - Choctaw Ridge New Fables Of The American South 1968-1973 [2021]

Choctaw Ridge explores a new country sound, one that emerged at the end of the 60's in the wake of Bobbie Gentry's 'Ode To Billie Joe', a shock number one hit in 1967. When singers like Gentry, Jimmy Webb, Michael Nesmith and Lee Hazlewood moved from the south to Los Angeles to make it in the music business, they were not part of the Nashville in-crowd and they forged a new direction. 'Ode To Billie Joe' was the tip of the iceberg, and it's success helped a bunch of singers and storytellers to emerge over the next three or four years. Storytelling is the link between all of the songs on this collection. The tracklist and fulsome sleeve notes have been put together by Bob Stanley (Saint Etienne) and Martin Green (Smashing, The Sound Gallery), who have been collecting these records for decades. The voices are resonant and relatable, and the productions take in the best of what pop had to offer in the late 60's and early 70's. Before the factionalism between smooth pop-conscious Nashville and the hedonistic 'outlaws' made it look inward again, this was a golden era for an atmospheric, inclusive and progressive country music. It began on the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day.

Overall, this is an eye-opening, fascinating and immensely satisfying glimpse of a corner of music you probably didn't even know existed, and it's immediately worthy of your time and attention. Don't worry about it being country music: if there was ever an album of country music for people who don't like country music, this is it, but country lovers are likely to adore it too. Another reviewer has suggested there's scope for more volumes of stuff like this. Yer darn tootin', podner. Let's hope they do appear, and the sooner the better. (Amazon)

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Track lists


01 Lee Hazlewood The House Song 4:28

02 Chris Gantry If Only She Had Stayed 2:15

03 Jerry Reed Endless Miles Of Highway 2:13

04 Jeannie C Riley The Back Side Of Dallas 2:34

05 Hoyt Axton Way Before The Time Of Towns 3:07

06 Tom T Hall Strawberry Farms 2:51

07 Dolly Parton Down From Dover 3:47

08 Charlie Rich July 12, 1939 4:27

09 Nat Stuckey What Am I Doing In L.A. 2:44

10 Rob Galbraith Mr Stanton Don't Believe It 2:20

11 Sammi Smith Saunders' Ferry Lane 3:03

12 Henson Cargill Four Shades Of Love 3:53

13 Waylon Jennings & The Kimberlys Drivin' Nails In The Wall 2:37

14 Kenny Rogers & The First Edition Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town 2:59

15 Ed Bruce Why Can't I Come Home 2:20

16 Billie Jo Spears Mr Walker, It's All Over 3:00

17 Jim Ford Harlan County 3:27

18 Tony Joe White Widow Wimberly 3:38

19 Bobbie Gentry Belinda (Alt take) 4:06

20 Michael Nesmith & The First National Band Joanne 3:11

21 John Hartford Mr Jackson's Got Nothing To Do 2:43

22 Lee Hazlewood & Suzi Jane Hokom Alone 2:44

23 Sir Robert Charles Griggs Fabulous Body And Smile 3:42

24 Charlie Rich I Feel Like Going Home 4:28

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VA - Going Back, A Collection Of Rhythm & Blues Soul Harmony Sounds From The Galaxy, Fantasy, 4-J, Riverside, and Specialty Labels [2000]

SOUL HARMONY

VA - Going Back, A Collection Of Rhythm & Blues Soul Harmony Sounds From The Galaxy, Fantasy, 4-J, Riverside, and Specialty Labels [2000]

What unites these 26 tracks? They're all black vocal group sides from 1960-1970, originally released on the Galaxy, Fantasy, 4-J, Riverside, and Specialty labels. That might be a fragile thread to tie a compilation around, but basically it's a way for Fantasy, which now distributes Specialty, to round up a bunch of doo wop, R&B, and soul rarities that it has license to. 

Illustrating, in a modest way, the transitional links between doo wop and soul music. It mixes some late-period doo wop sounds, some as late as 1964, as with the Showcases' "(This Love) Was Real", with other 60's records that went into soul and a bit of girl group music, the harmonies retaining links to the doo wop era. Only one of these, the Sevilles' rollicking 1960 single "Charlena," made the national charts (and only at number 84, for that matter), so for both doo wop and soul fans, this is bound to include some damned hard to find sides. As for cuts that make the leap from okay to noteworthy, the Serenaders' 1963 single "Adios, My Love" is a superbly arranged, energetic cut that (according to the liner notes) included original Temptations Eddie Kendricks and Eldridge Bryant; the Playgirls' "Donnie" is rare and slightly raw girl group soul; and Lonnie Russ' "Something Old, Something New" has the kind of orchestration that you might associate with a group like the Skyliners. As for a big name, there's a pre-Motown single by the Four Tops, 1962's "Pennies From Heaven" (on Riverside). As for a big price tag, there's Eugene Knox's "Miss You"/"Carmelita," pairing a smoocher with a Latin-influenced up-tempo tune, originally issued by Galaxy in 1962, and so rare that it reportedly is worth up to four figures on the collector's market. (Amazon)

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Track lists


01 Right Kind Going Back 0:03:04

02 Showcases (This Love) Was Real 0:02:31

03 Invictas Featuring Sonny P Gone So Long 0:02:23

04 Eugene Knox Miss You 0:02:47

05 Playgirls Bells 0:03:01

06 Holidays Send Back My Love 0:02:42

07 Sevilles Baby 0:02:35

08 Eugene Knox My Carmelita 0:02:07

09 Sevilles Charlene 0:02:51

10 Holidays Deacon Brown Vs. the Devil 0:02:32

11 Sevilles Loving You (Is My Desire) 0:02:40

12 Bobby Moore & the Fourmost You Got to Live for Yourself 0:02:28

13 Chauncey Huff Does She Love Me? 0:02:22

14 Four Tops Pennies From Heaven 0:02:32

15 Serenaders Adios, My Love 0:02:10

16 Sevilles Creation 0:02:30

17 Showcases Anna My Love 0:01:50

18 Playgirls Donnie 0:02:11

19 Sevilles Treat You Right 0:02:07

20 Little Alice Why Oh Why 0:02:02

21 Lonnie Russ Something Old, Something New 0:02:28

22 James Conwell I Know I'm Sure (I'm in Love) 0:02:25

23 Johnny Lewis & the Gents Right, Don't Wrong Nobody 0:02:20

24 Debonaires Woman, Why? 0:02:32

25 Millionaires It Ain't No Achievement 0:03:16

26 Millionaires And the Rains Came 0:03:37

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MY COMPILATION SERIES VOL. 036

 

MY COMPILATION SERIES

Where visitors provide their self made compilation.


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

I want to thank all for sending in your submissions and following the Guidelines and new format. 

If you have a query on any compilation, leave a comment or contact the owner using the email link where provided.

I am pleased to be able to post the next  MY COMPILATION series of submissions.  

Here are NEW compilations to choose from or simply take them all...These compilations below, are all great listens and I encourage all to pick up these as you wont be disappointed. 

Please thank the  compilation owner if you like their work.

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MY COMPILATION SERIES  VOL. 036

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#001

Title: VA - A Life Of Vice, Disco Dollies Vol. 02 (320 Kbps)

Created By: Pol Inate

Contact: https://polinatewtc.blogspot.com/

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#002

Title: VA - Berni's A To Z Sounds Volume 12 (320 Kbps)

Created By: Berni

Contact: Not provided

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#003

Title: VA - Les Flemmes D´Enfer (Var)

Created By: Detlef J.

Contact: Not provided

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#004

Title: VA - 'Bones To Pick (320 Kbps)

Created By: Doc "MF" Johnson

Contact: Not provided

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#005

Title: VA – Hidden Gems Of Folk – Part IV (320 Kbps)

Created By: Hervé Guilleminot

Contact: herve.guilleminot@gmail.com

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TRACK LISTS Vol. 036

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#001

VA - A Life Of Vice, Disco Dollies Vol. 03 (320kbps)

35 Richard Cheese - The Girl Is Mine

36 Big Daddy - Super Freak

37 Clock - U Sexy Thing

38 Goober & the Peas - MacArthur Park

39 Poi Dog Pondering with Two Nice Girls - Rock Your Baby

40 Tom Tom Club - Love To Love You Baby

41 Shinehead - Billy Jean-Mama Used To Say

42 R Kelly - Thank God It's Friday

43 KWS - Please Don't Go

44 The Squirrels - The Hustle

45 Gloria Estefan - Turn The Beat Around

46 Cyndi Lauper - Disco Inferno

47 Usha Uthup - I Will Survive

48 Señor Coconut & His Orchestra - Beat It

49 Crocodile Ride - I Feel Love

50 Celebrity Skin - S.O.S.

51 24-7 Spyz - Jungle Boogie

52 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Love Rollercoaster

53 Cabaret Voltaire - Theme From -Shaft-

54 The Leather Nun - Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)

55 Dweezil Zappa - Stayin' Alive

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#002

VA - Berni's A To Z Sounds Volume 12 (320 Kbps)

01 - Joan Osborne - One Of Us

02 - Jakob Dylan & Josh Homme - She

03 - James Hand - Baby, Baby, Don't Tell Me That

04 - Justin Townes Earle - Poor Fool

05 - Joshua Hedley - Mr. Jukebox

06 - John Paul White - The Good Old Days

07 - Joe Purdy - Blue In The Sky

08 - Joel Kaiser & The Devil's Own - He's Comin' He's Callin'

09 - John Fullbright - Daydreamer

10 - John Moreland - No One Gives A Damn About Songs Anymore

11 - John Paul Keith & The One Four Fives - Lookin' For A Thrill

12 - John Prine - Glory Of True Love

13 - John R. Miller - Red Eyes

14 - Jon Dee Graham - Lucky Moon

15 - Jon Langford & Skull Orchard - 1234Ever

16 - Joseph - Whirlwind

17 - Josh Small - Come Down

18 - Joseph Huber - Another Man's Shoes

19 - Josh Ritter - All Some Kind Of Dream

20 - John Fogerty - Ramble Tamble (Live)

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#003

VA - Les Flemmes D´Enfer (Var)

THE BALFA BROTHERS – Les Flemmes D´Enfer

WADE FRUGE – La Vielle Chanson De Mardi Gras

BEAUSOLEIL – Pierrot Grouillette Et Mamsell Josette

RONNIE FRUGE & THE CAJUN KINGS - L´Annee Tu Partit

BEAUSOLEIL – J´ai Vu Le Loup

HARRY FONTENOT & THE CAJUN TRIO – La Cravate

CLEVELAND CROCHET – Sugar Bee

SHIRLEY BERGERON – Madam Bosso

(HARRY FONTENOT & THE) CAJUN TRIO – Fume, Fume, Fume

BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO – Pour Tout Quelque´un

NATHAN ABSHIRE – Cannon Ball Special

JOHN DELAFOSE – Petite Et La Grosse

MAMA ROSIN feat. HIPBONE SLIM & THE KNEETREMBLERS – Louisiana Sun

ALDUS ROGER – Creole Stomp

DOC GUIDRY & LAWRENCE WALKER – Crowley Two Step

CLIFTON CHENIER – Johnny Can´t Dance

JOHN & GENO DELAFOSE – Ma Femme M´a Quitte

FILÉ – Chanson de Mardi Gras

DAIGLE ELKINS & CAJUN GOLD – Loup Garou Two-Step

BOOZOO CHAVIS – Boozoo That´s Who

KEITH FRANK – On The Bandstand

CLIFTON CHENIER – Mama Told Papa

JOHN DELAFOSE – Lonesome Road

PETER KING & L. HERBERT – King´s Zydeco

BEAUSOLEIL – Blues À Bebe

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#004

VA - 'Bones To Pick (320 Kbps)

1. Bennie Green - Let's Stretch

2. Big Sam - Good Times We Gonna Do It

3. Bob Brookmeyer - Sticks & Stems

4. Charles Joseph - Voodoo

5. Corey Henry - Roll With It

6. Curtis Fuller - I'll Walk Alone

7. Delfeayo Marsalis - Simon's Journey

8. Frank Rosolino - It Had To Be You

9. Fred Wesley - Soft Soul And All That Jazz

10. Grachan Moncur III - Evolution

11. J.J. Johnson - Blue Trombone

12. Jack Teagarden - Tailspin Blues

13. Jimmy Cleveland - Jimmy's Old Funky Blues

14. Kai Winding - Blue Monk

15. Melba Liston - Kucheza Blues

16. Slide Hampton - My Old Flame

17. Trombone Shorty - What Was It You Wanted

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#005

VA – Hidden Gems Of Folk – Part IV (320 Kbps)

1 - American Music Club - All My Love - 2008

2 - American Music Club - Song Of The Rats Leaving The Sinking Ship - 2004

3 - American Music Club - Will You Find Me ? - 1993

4 - Foley & Kavanaugh - Barbarie - 1973

5 - Foley & Kavanaugh - If I Could Say Anything - 1973

6 - Foley & Kavanaugh - Let Me Not Say - 1973

7 - Jean Ritchie - Black Waters (ft Jon & Peter, sons of Jean) - 1993

8 - Jean Ritchie - One I Love - 1965

9 - Jean Ritchie - The L And N Don't Stop Here Anymore - 1979

10 - Mariee Sioux - Buried In Teeth - 2007

11 - Mariee Sioux - Ghosts In My Heart - 2012

12 - Mariee Sioux - Snow Knows White - 2019

13 - Tomaž Pengov - Čakajoč nase, brat - 1973

14 - Tomaž Pengov - Cesta - 1973

15 - Tomaž Pengov - Prišla je - 1988

16 - Tomaž Pengov - Starec in morska zvezda - 1988

17 - Patrick Sky - Children's Song - 1968

18 - Patrick Sky - Many A Mile - 1965

19 - Patrick Sky - She - 1969

20 - Kath Bloom - Come Here (ft. Loren Connors) - 1984

21 - Kath Bloom - Everything Looks Different at Night - 2008

22 - Kath Bloom - Look At Me (ft. Loren Mazzacane) - 1983

23 - Joe Probst - Kingston - 1973

24 - Joe Probst - Love - 1973

25 - Joe Probst - Sad Sad Story - 1973

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Friday, April 29, 2022

VA - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music, Hits With Strings And Things [2009]

 

INSTRUMENTAL HITS

VA - The Golden Age Of American Popular Music, Hits With Strings And Things [2009]

The moment rock’n’roll was born, the major labels lost their grip on the market as numerous independent labels sprang up in every corner of America vying for a piece of the action in what became a commercial free-for-all.  For every small town rockabilly following in Elvis’ shadow, there was a doo wop group hoping to emulate the Platters or Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers and, for a brief, glorious moment, the music business looked to the sticks or inner city housing projects rather than to Tin Pan Alley for its raw material.

The one segment of the market where the majors were able to retain their dominance (and their dignity) was the orchestral or ‘easy’ format, populated by highly-schooled music men such as Andre Previn, Percy Faith and Billy Vaughn. These baton-wielders played a crucial role, arranging and conducting backgrounds for the era’s vocalists while often recording instrumentals in their own right. Their true metier lay in the album market which expanded rapidly with the advent of stereo recording in the late 1950s, though it was very often the kids who’d bought their hit 45's. 

Here are the orchestral and ‘easy’ instrumental hits, both big and small – but mostly big – that helped define the Golden Age of Popular American Music, an era spanning, roughly, 1956-1967, when Billboard’s Hot 100 brimmed with an eclectic cornucopia of sounds and styles unlikely to be repeated in today’s age of corporate, socially engineered music production. An element of the post-modern ironic in our approach makes “Instrumental Hits With Strings & Things” extremely pleasing on the ear while avoiding the blandness that often characterises other releases in this genre. There is surprise and delight at every turn and just as many subtle mood changes. Many of the tunes feature strings or horns (or a combination of both) with intrusions from the occasional twangy guitar (‘Flying Circle’) or an ondioline, an experimental electronic keyboard (only 2000 were ever made) heard playing the lead lines on Kai Winding’s 1963 smash ‘More’. Bill Pursell’s mystical ‘Our Winter Love’ seems to transcend time and space – it’s a dream sequence set to music spun in gossamer sound.

MOJO rated “Instrumental Hits With Strings & Things” highly enough to award it 4-stars, describing some of the US-only hits (the majority) as "pleasantly alien". Three of the tunes, ‘Lost Love’, ‘Flying Circle’ and ‘Baby Elephant Walk’ appear on CD for the first time. Every selection has been mastered from tape, mostly stereo, and the muscular steroid-enhanced 28-page booklet bulges with period ephemera. The lowdown on each hit is from Rob Finnis who once led his own ‘easy’ outfit, the Marylebone Ensemble, whose radio hit, ‘Porcelain’ was covered by Sounds Orchestral. (Ace)

An absolutely wonderful compilation of popular instrumental recordings! 

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01 Kai Winding More 0:02:04

02 Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra Love is Blue 0:02:36

03 Village Stompers Washington Square 0:02:43

04 Bob Moore & His Orchestra Mexico 0:02:38

05 Bill Pursell Our Winter Love 0:02:26

06 Joe Harnell & His Orchestra Fly Me to the Moon - Bossa Nova 0:02:30

07 Frank Slay & His Orchestra Flying Circle 0:02:17

08 Hank Levine & Orchestra Image - Part I 0:02:24

09 Bent Fabric & His Piano Alley Cat 0:02:34

10 Sir Chauncey & His Exciting Strings Beautiful Obsession 0:02:14

11 Al Hirt, Trumpet With Chorus & Orch. Java 0:01:58

12 Islanders The Enchanted Sea 0:02:05

13 Horst Jankowski, His Orchestra & Chorus A Walk in the Black Forrest (Eine Schwarzwaldfahrt) 0:02:52

14 Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra Calcutta 0:02:17

15 Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus Moon River 0:02:46

16 Sounds Orchestral Cast Your Fate to the Wind 0:03:15

17 Billy Vaughn & His Orchestra A Swingin' Safari 0:02:17

18 Mr. Acker Bilk With the Leon Young String Chorale Stranger on Tthe Shore 0:02:57

19 Monty Kelly & His Orchestra Summer Set 0:02:44

20 Miniature Men Baby Elephant Walk 0:01:59

21 H. B. Barnum Lost Love 0:02:23

22 Raymond Lefevre & His Orchestra Soul Coaxing 0:02:37

23 Brass Ring The Dis-Advantages of You 0:02:25

24 Walter Wanderley Summer Samba (So Nice) 0:03:07

25 Hugo Winterhalter & His Orchestra - Piano Solo Eddie Heywood Canadian Sunset 0:02:55

26 Bob Crewe Generation Music to Watch Girls By 0:02:57

27 Percy Faith & His Orchestra Theme From 'a Summer Place' 0:02:24

28 Al Caiola, Guitar With Orchestra Bonanza 0:02:19

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Miles Davis - The Complete Blackhawk Sessions 1961 [2003] (6 x LP's)

MILES DAVIS

Miles Davis - The Complete Blackhawk Sessions 1961 [2003] (6 x LP's)

The Complete Blackhawk Sessions, also called In Person Friday and Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk, Complete, is a 2003 6 x LP set released In conjunction with Sony, Mosaic Records. Simultaneous to this release, the material was made available as two separate double-albums, entitled Friday Night: In Person at the Blackhawk in San Francisco, Complete and Saturday Night: In Person at the Blackhawk in San Francisco, Complete and a four-disc collection of the 1961 live performances of the Miles Davis Quintet at the Black Hawk nightclub in San Francisco.   

These sets, performed with recording in mind, forged new ground for jazz musician Miles Davis, who had never previously been recorded live in a club with his combo. Material from the four sets was first released simultaneously by Columbia Records on two albums in September 1961, titled In Person Friday Nights at the Blackhawk, San Francisco, Volume 1 and In Person Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk, San Francisco, Volume 2. Although those albums were subsequently rereleased several times, the complete sets were not commercially available until Sony Records released a digital mastering of this collection.  The complete collection, which included liner notes from the original release by Monterey Jazz Festival co-founder Ralph J. Gleason as well as additional notes by jazz trumpeter Eddie Henderson, was critically and commercially well received. The collection peaked at #9 on Billboard's "Top Jazz Albums" chart. (Wikipedia)

In my opinion this is Miles best live album because of the selection and consistency of the songs. It is not "Kind of Blue" live, even though the band plays, for example "So What". Mobley, the sax player has a completely different vibe than Coltrane, who is not on this album. However, the rythmn section is incredibly tight and the sound quality is excellant. It really sounds like a band that knows exactly what its doing. The full set formats, on both nights, helps give insight as to what it must have been like to see Miles live.  This is a must have Miles Davis Live Box set. It's a mood setter and good hearing on a any day drive. I had to have it.  (Amazon)

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CD1

01 Miles Davis Oleo 6:53

02 Miles Davis No Blues 17:07

03 Miles Davis Bye Bye (theme) 2:50

04 Miles Davis All Of You 15:42

05 Miles Davis Neo 10:14


CD2

01 Miles Davis I Thought About You 5:02

02 Miles Davis Bye Bye Blackbird 9:42

03 Miles Davis Walkin' 14:10

04 Miles Davis Love, I've Found You 1:53


CD3

01 Miles Davis If I Were a Bell 12:39

02 Miles Davis Fran Dance 7:33

03 Miles Davis On Green Dolphin Street 12:07

04 Miles Davis The Theme 0:47


CD4

01 Miles Davis If I Were a Bell 12:35

02 Miles Davis So What 12:09

03 Miles Davis No Blues (Theme) 0:28

04 Miles Davis On Green Dolphin Street 11:55

05 Miles Davis Walkin' 12:19


CD5

01 Miles Davis 'round Midnight 7:26

02 Miles Davis Well You Needn't 7:59

03 Miles Davis The Theme 0:20

04 Miles Davis Autumn Leaves 11:39

05 Miles Davis Neo 12:24


CD6

01 Miles Davis Two Bass Hit 4:34

02 Miles Davis Bye Bye (Theme) 3:25

03 Miles Davis Love, I've Found You 1:58

04 Miles Davis I Thought About You 5:22

05 Miles Davis Someday My Prince Will Come 9:35

06 Miles Davis Softly as in a Morning Sunrise 8:41

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

VA - In The Charts MAY 1966 (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3

 

IN THE CHARTS, MAY 1966

VA - In The Charts MAY 1966 (A Butterboy Compilation) CD1+CD2+CD3

This continues the new series "In The Charts 1966" ... visiting the tracks that are familiar and forgotten.

All these track were in the US and/or UK charts in MAY 1966. 

It seems like yesterday we were dancing to these tunes. I hope you enjoy this mix of artists from USA and UK. 

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CD1

01 Neil Diamond Solitary Man 2:32

02 Dusty Springfield You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me 2:51

03 Sunrays Still 2:29

04 Animals Don't Bring Me Down 3:16

05 Dean Martin Come Running Back 2:07

06 Kinks Dedicated Follower of Fashion 3:04

07 Bob Lind Truly Julie's Blues (I'll Be There) 2:51

08 B.J. Thomas Mama 2:49

09 Rolling Stones Paint it Black 3:45

10 Ray Charles Let's Go Get Stoned 2:59

11 Jimmie Rodgers It's Over 2:40

12 Peter and Gordon There's No Living Without Your Loving (Mono) 2:58

13 Temptations Ain't Too Proud to Beg (Mono) 2:33

14 Gentrys Everyday I Have to Cry 2:12

15 Simon & Garfunkel I Am a Rock (Mono) 2:53

16 Chiffons Sweet Talkin’ Guy 2:21

17 Jackie Deshannon Come and Get Me 2:40

18 Bobby Goldsboro I Know You Better Than That 2:43

19 Lovin' Spoonful Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind 2:00

20 Frank Sinatra Strangers in the Night 2:36


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21 Leaves Hey Joe 2:46

22 Ike & Tina Turner River Deep, Mountain High 3:37

23 Manfred Mann Pretty Flamingo 2:28

24 Merseybeats Sorrow 2:23

25 Al Martino Wiederseh'n 3:02

26 Barbra Streisand Sam, You Made the Pants Too Long 2:04

27 Vic Dana I Love You Drops (Mono) 2:45

28 Cilla Black Alfie 2:39

29 Shades of Blue Oh How Happy 2:12

30 Billy Joe Royal Hearts Desire 2:38

31 Five Stairsteps You Waited Too Long 2:55

32 Joe Tex S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (Letter Song) 2:48

33 Del Shannon The Big Hurt 2:10

34 Ben E. King So Much Love 3:13

35 Four Seasons Opus 17 (Don't You Worry 'bout Me) (Mono) 2:35

36 Edwin Starr Headline News 2:33

37 Marvin Gaye Take This Heart of Mine 2:43

38 Holidays I'll Love You Forever 2:53

39 Bobby "Blue" Bland Good Time Charlie, Pt. 1 2:34

40 Nancy Sinatra How Does That Grab You, Darlin 2:29


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41 Willie Mitchell 10 Bad Eye 2:27

42 Contours Just a Little Misunderstanding 2:42

43 Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels Break Out 3:16

44 Isley Brothers Take Some Time Out for Love 2:26

29 Wilson Pickett Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do) 2:42

46 Little Anthony & the Imperials Better Use Your Head 2:53

47 Drafi Marble Breaks and Bends 2:41

48 Four Tops Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever 2:47

49 Tammi Terrell Come on and See Me (Mono) 2:23

50 Dee Jay & the Runaways Peter Rabbit 2:11

51 Cyrkle Red Rubber Ball 2:23

52 Barry McGuire Cloudy Summer Afternoon 2:56

53 Critters Younger Girl 2:28

54 Eddy Arnold The Last Word in Lonesome is Me 2:18

55 Jay & the Americans Crying 2:41

56 Roy C Shotgun Wedding 2:22

57 Gary Lewis & the Playboys Green Grass 2:13

58 Steve Alaimo So Much Love 2:52

59 Kingsmen Louie Louie 2:46

60 Dickie Goodman Batman & His Grandmother 2:47

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

K Tells Vol. 09

 

K Tells Vol. 09

K-tells -   Super 'Stars'!

Super Star Collection - 36 Original Hits - 36 Original Stars (K-tel TU 2810 USA - TC 248 CAN) (2021 Remastered Expanded Edition) (2CD) (1978)        This double album was originally released by K-tel in the USA and Canada in 1978. They each had different track listings. It was released on vinyl, 8-track tape and quite surprisingly on cassette - a first for a K-tel album in America!  Astonishingly, this 2CD collection contains 21 number 1 hits.  For this 2021 expanded edition I have selected the 44 very best tracks from both versions for a special 2CD set, and features all the original unedited 7" single mixes, including a few hard to find tracks. Fully remastered.

Disc 1 comprises of 22 of the very best song selections with a running time of 78:59 CD length.

Disc 2 comprises of 22 of the very best song selections with a running time of 77:30 CD length.

Star Party - 20 Original Hits - 20 Original Stars (K-tel NE 1034 UK) (2021 Remastered Edition) (1978)       Star Party was originally released by K-tel in the UK only in 1978 on vinyl and cassette. It was a big success, reaching #4 on the official albums chart on the 26th August 1978.  Featuring all the original unedited 7" single mixes, including a few hard to find tracks. Fully remastered with a new running time of 65:42 CD length.  

Star Traks - 20 Original Hits (K-tel NE 1070 UK) (2022 Remastered Edition) (1980)        Star Traks was originally released by K-tel in the UK only in 1980 on vinyl and cassette. It was a big success, reaching #6 on the official albums chart on the 12th April 1980. Featuring all the original unedited 7" single mixes, including a few hard to find tracks. Fully remastered with a new running time of 77:25 CD length.


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K

Hi all down-loaders.

Just a gentle reminder to acknowledge K. who goes to a lot of effort to ensure you have a wonderful listening experience on these compilations. Very rarely do I see thanks to him for his genuine hard work and the time and effort to make 100% sure all tracks are the original 7” single edits and mixes featured on most of his album posts.   Let him know what you think of the albums, your thoughts on the sound quality, digital editing, consistent volume levels throughout, artwork and research, etc.  A message can always be sent  later, after listening to the shares. There is no time-limit on comments.

Please take that step further and thank K for these posts. Appreciated.

Cheers

BB

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Track lists

Super Star Collection - 36 Original Hits - 36 Original Stars (K-tel TU 2810 USA - TC 248 CAN) (2021 Remastered Expanded Edition) (2CD) (1978) 

CD1

11 Bay City Rollers Saturday Night 2:56

12 Pilot Magic 3:05

13 Smokie Living Next Door to Alice 3:29

14 Eric Carmen All By Myself (Original 1975 7" Single Edit) 4:31

15 KC and the Sunshine Band Keep It Comin' Love (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 3:51

16 The Sylvers Hot Line (Original 1976 7" Single Edit) 3:02

17 Starbuck Moonlight Feels Right 3:39

18 Meco Star Wars Theme / Cantina Band (Original 1977 7" Single Edit) 3:29

19 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Blinded by the Light (Original 1976 7" Single Edit) 3:49

10 The Babys Isn't It Time (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 3:24

11 Hall & Oates Rich Girl 2:24

12 Steely Dan Peg 4:00

13 England Dan & John Ford Coley It's Sad to Belong (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 2:50

14 Michael Zager Band Let's All Chant (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 3:02

15 Peter Brown Do Ya Wanna Get Funky with Me (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 3:41

16 Lou Rawls Lady Love (Original 1978 7" Single Edit) 3:41

17 Andy Gibb I Just Want to Be Your Everything 3:46

18 Yvonne Elliman Love Me 3:22

19 Andrew Gold Lonely Boy 4:21

20 Player Baby Come Back (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 3:38

21 The Stylistics You Make Me Feel Brand New (Original 1974 7" Single Edit) 4:48

22 The Floaters Float On (Original 1977 7" Single Edit) 4:09


CD2

01 Yvonne Elliman If I Can't Have You (Original 1977 7" Single Edit) 3:00

02 Samantha Sang Emotion 3:53

03 ABBA The Name of the Game 4:54

04 Melissa Manchester Midnight Blue (Original 1975 7" Single Version) 3:25

05 Bay City Rollers I Only Want to Be with You 3:38

06 Paul Nicholas Heaven on the 7th Floor 2:48

07 Andy Gibb (Love Is) Thicker Than Water 4:16

08 David Dundas Jeans On 3:17

09 Barry Manilow Mandy (Original 1974 7" Single Version) 3:18

10 Meco Theme from Close Encounters (Original 1977 7" Single Edit) 3:01

11 The Sylvers Boogie Fever 3:23

12 Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show) (Original 1976 7" Single Edit) 3:54

13 High Inergy You Can't Turn Me Off (In the Middle of Turning Me On) (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 3:31

14 Alice Cooper You and Me 3:26

15 Blue Swede Hooked On a Feeling 2:54

16 Kiss Christine Sixteen 3:14

17 Atlanta Rhythm Section Imaginary Lover (Original 1978 7" Single Edit) 4:07

18 Stephen Bishop On and On 3:00

19 Bonnie Tyler It's a Heartache 3:29

20 Glen Campbell Rhinestone Cowboy 3:13

21 Eric Carmen She Did It 3:47

22 Bay City Rollers The Way I Feel Tonight 3:56


Star Party - 20 Original Hits - 20 Original Stars (K-tel NE 1034 UK) (2021 Remastered Edition) (1978) 

01 Smokie Oh Carol 3:40

02 Blondie Denis (Original 1978 7" Single Version) 2:16

03 Ian Dury and the Blockheads What a Waste 3:25

04 Suzi Quatro If You Can't Give Me Love 3:51

05 Showaddywaddy I Wonder Why 3:16

06 Goldie Making Up Again 3:29

07 Patti Smith Group Because the Night 3:19

08 The Babys Isn't It Time (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 3:24

09 Raydio Jack and Jill (Original 1978 7" Single Edit) 3:40

10 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Davy's on the Road Again (Original 1978 7" Single Version) 3:38

11 The Boomtown Rats She's So Modern 2:58

12 Bonnie Tyler It's a Heartache 3:29

13 Darts Come Back My Love (Original 1978 7" Single Version) 2:32

14 Brotherhood of Man Figaro 2:53

15 Guys 'n' Dolls Only Loving Does It 2:55

16 David Soul It Sure Brings Out the Love in Your Eyes 3:28

17 Ruby Winters Come to Me 3:10

18 John Paul Young Love Is in the Air (Original 1977 7" Single Edit) 3:28

19 Co-Co Bad Old Days 2:37

20 Dee D. Jackson Automatic Lover (Original 1978 7" Single Version) 4:08


Star Traks - 20 Original Hits (K-tel NE 1070 UK) (2022 Remastered Edition) (1980)

01 Blondie Union City Blue 3:20

02 The Tourists So Good to Be Back Home Again 2:37

03 Peter Gabriel Games Without Frontiers (Original 1980 7" Single Edit) 3:57

04 Sparks When I'm with You (Original 1980 7" Single Edit) 3:54

05 New Musik Living by Numbers 3:28

06 Rupert Holmes Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (Original 1979 7" Single Version) 3:51

07 Billy Ocean Are You Ready? (Original 1980 7" Single Version) 3:49

08 Liquid Gold Dance Yourself Dizzy 4:10

09 The Gibson Brothers Que Sera Mi Vida (If You Should Go) (Original 1979 7" Single Edit) 3:51

10 Booker T. & the M.G.'s Green Onions 2:52

11 ABBA Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) 4:51

12 Matchbox Buzz Buzz a Diddle It 2:53

13 The Regents 7 Teen 3:22

14 John Foxx Underpass (Original 1980 7" Single Edit) 3:19

15 The Vapors Turning Japanese 3:43

16 Sad Café Strange Little Girl 5:06

17 Martha and the Muffins Echo Beach 3:34

18 Osibisa Pata Pata (Original 1980 7" Single Edit) 3:49

19 Tony Rallo & the Midnite Band 19 Holdin' On 7:35

20 Azymuth Jazz Carnival (Original 1979 7" Single Edit) 3:24

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LUCKY DIP # 102

 

LUCKY DIP # 102

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


Today's topic: "K" 2


Stephen's Quote Of The Day:    "Rock and roll is a nuclear blast of reality in a mundane world where no-one is allowed to be magnificent." ... Kim Fowley


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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

VA - The Psychedelic Experience Vol. 01 - Vol. 04 [1996-2000] (4 x CD's)

LIMITED EDITION PSYCH

VA - The Psychedelic Experience  Vol. 01 - Vol. 04 [1996-2000] (4 x CD's)

The Psychedelic Experience series compilations consists of ultra rare 60's psychedelic and garage punk. Many of these songs are only available on this collection, and were pulled from various 45's released around the United States during the 60's garage band explosion. An extremely limited number of these vinyl records were pressed, and even fewer managed to survive. Although most of the bands on this compilation would go on to vanish into obscurity, these tracks still sound impressive after all these years. The Psychedelic Experience doesn't disappoint with it's assortment of straight forward monster garage fuzz rock and roll. (Amazon)

This is all high-quality, authentic US & British psych garage from the 1960's. Some amazing tracks appear on these CD's, songs that you want to revisit time and time again. Enjoy!

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Track lists


Vol. 1

01 Unknown Intro 0:57

02 Astros Space Walk 2:19

03 Premiers Get On This Plane 2:32

04 Fantastic Zoo Light Show 2:22

05 Flower Power You Make Me Fly 2:33

06 One Mile Ahead Contribution 4:02

07 Picture Evolution 4:23

08 Apple Glass Cyndrome Someday 3:50

09 Kollektion Savage Lost 2:33

10 Apparition Apparition 2:54

11 Brass Toads In the Back of My Mind 2:54

12 Black Rose Love Handles 2:43

13 Troy Amnesia 3:09

14 Tommy Jett Groovy Little Trip 2:44

15 Twilighters Nothing Can Bring Me Down 2:51

16 Inexpensive Handmade Look What Good Is Up 2:47

17 Jason Merrick and the Finders I'm Not What You Are 2:32

18 Johnny Thompson Quintet Color Me Columbus 2:25

19 Scorpion I'm Only Human 2:52

20 Embryo Infinity Rebirth Walls 2:59

21 NCG45 Skippin Thru the Night 2:53

22 Stu Mitchell Acid 1:59

23 Tommy and the Tru Blue Facts I'm Back 3:36

24 Vince Hopkins & The Street Theatre Mystery Track 5:28


Vol. 2

01 Decades On Sunset 2:31

02 Higher Elevation Odyssey 2:54

03 Monocles Psychedelic (That's Where It's At) 2:15

04 The Waters Mother Samwell 2:38

05 Trespassers Come With Me 2:31

06 Cave Dwellers Meditation 4:05

07 Castaways Just on High 2:26

08 Dirty Filthy Mud Forest of Black 3:01

09 Element Open the Door to Your Mind 1:59

10 Elopers Music to Smoke Bananas By 2:04

11 Inner Light Long Journey 3:11

12 Purple Underground Count Back 2:33

13 Mirror's Image No Lovin' Man 2:44

14 Jokers Wild All I See is You 2:35

15 Doppler Effect God is Alive in Argentina 3:14

16 Essex St Journal Progression 256 2:51

17 Sherman Marshall Realization of Life 3:04

18 Unsettled Society 17 Diamond Studded Cadillacs 4:57

19 Quiet Jungle Ship of Dreams 2:04

20 Knights Bridge Quintet Sorrow in C Major 2:40

21 Raving Madd Boundaries 2:42

22 East Side Kids Close Your Mind 2:07

23 Ed Powers Mouming 2:07

24 Trane One Way Street 3:35


Vol. 3

01 Logic Circuit Motocross 2:30

02 Steve Akin I'm Trippin' Alone 3:21

03 Perpetual Motion Workshop Won't Come Down 2:17

04 Section Five Pusher's Route 2:55

05 Wild Things Another Colored Ink Drawing 2:20

06 Inferno The Inferno 2:27

07 Finnegan's Wake Situation Sad 2:42

08 Electric Company Scary Business 2:53

09 Kensington Forest Bells 2:37

10 Cross Town Bus Enchanted Island 3:14

11 Lawson & 4 More Halfway Down the Stairs 2:34

12 Hinge Idols of Your Mind 2:49

13 Tears People Through My Glasses 1:53

14 Grapple Ethereal Genesis 3:15

15 Flyght Trifle Cerivia 2:49

16 Elastic Prism Time Change 2:41

17 David Santo Rising of Scorpio 3:16

18 Missing Lynx Behind Locked Doors 2:37

19 One of Hours Psychedelic Illusions 3:11

20 Renaissance Fair In Wyrd 2:52

21 Scorpio Tube Yellow Listen 2:51

22 Jimmy White & the Relations Diamond Coated Banana Bush 2:28

23 Pompeo Stillo & the Companions He Was a Guitar Player and Now Plays Machine Gun 2:49


Vol. 4

01 Perpetual Motion Workshop Infiltrate Your Mind 2:27

02 Captain Crunch & the Crew Nowadays People 3:20

03 Barber Green Gliding Ride 2:46

04 Stonemen In the Evening 3:02

05 Beggars Opera Escape 2:17

06 Fox & the Roadrunners Illusions of a Party 2:19

07 Famen Hurry 2:32

08 Golden Grass Elastic Soldier 2:16

09 Golden Grass I'm Crying 2:19

10 Stonemen Faded Colors 2:51

11 Reverbs Lie in the Shade of the Sun 2:08

12 Peabody Hermitage Something So 2:21

13 Barracudas Wait for Tomorrow 2:43

14 Them Usa Her Kind 2:28

15 Peabody Hermitage Fear 2:48

16 Group Why Does My Head Go Boom 2:20

17 Long Richard Force Myself 3:36

18 Grapple Snail 5:52

19 Wally Shoop and Fubar Words in My Head 3:49

20 Nightpatrol Trippin' 3:29

21 Mark of Kings Realities 2:37

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