Friday, August 18, 2017

Fast Folk


This record from 1989 - featuring the likes of Peter Case, Victoria Williams, and Marvin Etzioni - holds a special place in my heart; I took the cover shot. Unfortunately, the person who did the design decided that using odd colors and breaking it up into multiple images was the way to go. To see the original shot, you can check it out here.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Henry Buckle


Couldn't find out much about Mr. Buckle, but I can say he comes across like a more affable early James Taylor. If that's your thing, you might just dig this.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Street Noise


Seems like there were a ton of these kinds of bands around in the late '60s. This one's well worth a listen.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Endtroducing


You likely wouldn't know this, but yours truly is the author of the 33 1/3 book, "DJ Shadow's Endtroducing." You could give back and support this site by snagging yourself a copy. Just follow the link below or purchase one from your local bookseller (if such a place still exists in your 'hood).

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

John Davidson


A curiously topical album, produced by Wendy and Lisa's dad. Update: Thanks to Rick for breaking this up into individual tracks.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Mike Settle


Mike was a member of the First Edition, for which he wrote the hit "But You Know I Love You," which is on this, his sole solo record.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The National Gallery


If you're in the mood for 10 musical interpretations of the artist Paul Klee, this is your record.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

FIre & Rain


This one goes down exceedingly easy.

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Don Cooper


According to Billboard, "Cooper rides the narrow furrow between folk, country and rock, uses his disaffected voice and guitar on some story themes and keeps the backup group (which has some strong jazz names) down. All in all it's a good example of offbeat talent comin' through."

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Sound Symposium


Arranger Larry Wilcox adds light classical touches to create music that could best be termed very easy listening.

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The Sound Symposium


The Sound Symposium do Dylan.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Classmates


One of my all-time favorite compilations.

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Mt. Airy


A short-lived hybrid group formed in the early 1970s by Eric Weissberg, Tom Chapin, Bob Hinkle, Russell George, and Don MacDonald.

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Keith Sykes


Some sweet folky vibes for yer Sunday blues.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Star Hits


Timmy contributes this deliciously wretched document. Just who these stars were who made these star hits, who can know? Who would want to know?

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Monday, June 19, 2017

A Star Fell Down on Indiana


A star fell down on Indiana
Just like it did in the beginning of time
We all turned out to see what happened
Some of us laughed
Some of us cried
And together we held onto each other's hands
Until the last of us had died

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Sound Effects


From Timmy: "I came across one of the most detestable albums I have ever had to listen to. Horrific, blase, bland, halfhearted renditions of top-40 hits from 1973. All lamely done by a lousy band called the Sound Effects. Apparently, they recorded many albums, each focusing on different years, as advertised on the rear cover of this monstrosity, titled: 'Autumn '73.' " Thanks Timmy!

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Friday, June 16, 2017

The Chicken Chronicles


Familiar tunes decorate this soundtrack to an obscure flick that featured none other than the fabulous Steve Guttenberg.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

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. This should be a two-way street.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

John Randolph Marr


Despite being produced by Harry Nilsson, arranged by George Tipton and released on Warner Bros., this charming period piece went nowhere. But now it can be yours.

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John Davidson


Never thought I'd be into something like this. I mean, all I remember about this dude is that he was a slick game-show host with perfect hair and an Ultra Brite smile. But listening to it you sense that John was saying, "Take me seriously as an artist" in the same way that, say, Jack Jones did when he hooked up with David Gates on "Bread Winners." And it winds up being sort of cool, especially so because the Wrecking Crew is the backing band. At any rate, here's a fresh vinyl rip for you.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Gary Ogan


One half of the duo featured in the post below, Gary Ogan has a nice yacht-rock thing going on here. Co-produced by Leon Russell, who also contributes keybs. Gary performs most of the rest of the instrumentation.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Levitts


Answers the musical question, What if the Partridge Family went jazz?

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Jimmy Dale Adventure


Something soft and groovy for your Sunday. This one goes out to monkeeboy ... thanks for your $$$ contribution!

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Album


Not to be outdone, I'm guessing, by Warner's Loss Leaders series, A&M put together this comp. The label's dedication at the time to artists over hit-makers shines through. Ah, thems were the days.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Juste Milieu


We could be oceans
Never drifting apart
We could be endless
Flow through my heart
If you want to ride my waves

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Quartet


An all-instro album based on "The Alexandria Quartet" tetralogy by Lawrence Durrell. Best heard in a single sitting with the lights off and the headphones cranked.

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Michael Parks



With thanks to One Bite, here are a pair of records commemorating the passing of Michael Parks. Would anyone have "Lost and Found"?

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