Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Attitudes


Here's a pretty rare one on George Harrison's Dark Horse label, featuring Ringo on one track. BTW, I continue to get lots of request for re-ups (just yesterday some person hit me up about 20 different times with "Can you reupload this?" ... hey chill, dude). Yep, it's clear someone is taking down links. But unless you want to contribute (there's that "donate" button, geddit?), I'm not motivated to replace links for the umpteenth time. And to the guy who wanted a new link for the John Bunyan album in trade for the Terry Baxter "Feelin' Groovy" record ... I did my part now do yours.

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Friday, February 9, 2018

US Radio Band


Rounding out a week of unsung non-heroes of the '70s, here's the US Radio Band.

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Henson


Yet another sweet one-off, this one produced by Fame Records' Rick Hall, who praises to the skies in the liners. So what happened?

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sweet Lightnin'


On the heels of yesterday's post, here's yet another '70s band that had their moment before obscurity beckoned.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Danny Green


Just one of a slew of artists signed by the majors in the '70s that made just one record, and then ...

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

A Few Requests








Looking for anything in the Ensemble Petit series.





Terry Baxter: "Feelin' Groovy"

Would anyone have rips of these they'd be willing to share? If so, please put you link in the comments. And for those of you who hit me up for re-ups, you might get what you want if you contribute.

The Baja Marimba Band


Some late-period Baja.

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

The Music of Julius Wechter


Another rare one, this a showcase of tunes from the leader of the Baja Marimba Band. BTW, I've noticed that many of my older zippy links are dead. The only reason I can figure is that someone has performed a hit job on this site. That's too bad, because everyone loses. For those you clamoring for re-ups, possibly the only thing that would motivate me to do that would be for you to click on the yellow "donate" button over there on the upper right.

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Judy Singh


Here's a real rare one - so rare that it fetches upward of $1,000 in collector circles. The thing is, it is pretty great; Canadian Judy has a very sweet and soulful way with a tune. If anyone has "Make Someone Happy," the record she made with Tommy Banks, please post a link in the comments.

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Nancy Nevins


Former Sweetwater singer makes a soulful solo statement.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Decline of Spengler


In the last few weeks I've lost two dear friends, one to cancer, the other to something I do not yet know. And on Wednesday, my mother-in-law passed. My heart is broken. In a fragile state came these songs. These are for you Dann and Joe and Maxine. Missing you.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

The Realistics


Here's "Today's Greatest Hits," a nifty collection of soundalike songs performed by ... who knows? UPDATE: Thanks to Doyscoy, the tracks are now properly broken up.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018

Jimmy Caravan


Funky little jazz set from the Tower label to get your New Year's Day started. Peace, all.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Mellow Moods of Eliot Wilder


Sorry about the lack of posts. For the past six weeks I've been laid low with an exceedingly painful neurological illness. At any rate, here is a collection of some of my quieter songs. Only available here.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Cymbal and Clinger


I just read a wonderful article on the Clinger Sisters in the latest issue of Ugly Things, so I thought I'd post this cool record, which features the late, great Peggy.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Bobby Sherman



Ol' Mondo has been feeling extremely under the weather for the last few weeks, hence the lack of posts. Here's something kinda cheery.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Born to It



As always, when you purchase one of my albums on Bandcamp - for any amount - you're aiding me when I go on one of my crate-digging expeditions for Mondo. Contribute!

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Jack Schechtman


After a bit of work, I finally tracked this one down. Very cool little folk-rock record with some beautifully understated orchestral arrangements by Charlie Calello, who worked with the likes of Laura Nyro during her peak. Thanks to Rick for breaking up the tracks!

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Dennis Stoner


Alas, it appears that someone is deleting links here and there. I don't know what their game is, but if someone wants to spoil the party, well, there ain't a lot I can do about it. I won't be re-upping anything anymore (so grab what you can while you can).

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Angeline Butler


This one doesn't fall into the "exploito" category, but it's a wonderful, seldom-heard record (produced by Tom Cogbill), and two of these songs appear on the "The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart" soundtrack. UPDATE: Thanks to Rick for breaking up the tracks.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Josie and the Pussycats


From Wiki: The Josie and the Pussycats recordings were produced by La La Productions, run by Danny Janssen and Bobby Young. They held a talent search to find three girls who would match the three girls in the comic book in both looks and singing ability; early plans, which did not come to fruition, called for a live-action Pussycats segment at the end of each episode. After interviewing over 500 finalists, settled upon casting Kathleen Dougherty (Cathy Dougher) as Josie, Cherie Moor (actress Cheryl Ladd) as Melody, and Patrice Holloway as Valerie. Janssen presented the newly formed band to William Hanna and Joseph Barbera to finalize the production deal, but was in for a surprise. Hanna-Barbera wanted Janssen to recast Patrice Holloway, because they had decided to portray "Josie and the Pussycats" as an all-white trio and had altered Valerie, who had been conceived as African-American and was already appearing as such in Archie's revamped Josie and the Pussycats comic book, to make her white. Janssen refused to recast Holloway and threatened to walk away from the project. After a three-week-long stand-off between Janssen and Hanna-Barbera, Hanna-Barbera finally relented and allowed Janssen to keep Holloway, and changed Valerie back to being African-American. The Valerie character was the first African-American female character on a regular Saturday morning cartoon series. The Hardy Boys drummer Pete Jones had been the first African-American male to appear on Saturday mornings a year earlier.

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The Hamlet Collection


Yet another comp from my fav boutique label.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Indian Summer



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