Wednesday, July 17, 2019
A lot of classics here and a cool shaped record of 50's hits. I thought it would go nice with the below Sly and the Family Stone mega post since he was a 50's or 60's radio DJ who followed the scene closely and it shows in the many cool versions of his early tunes below. This features: Beau-Marks, Clyde McPhatter, Ronnie Hawkins, Frankie Avalon, Paul Anka, Del Shannon, Bill Haley and the Comets, Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, The Tokens, Wilbert Harrison, Joey Dee and the Starliters, Lou Christie, Buddy Knox, Chris Montez, Castaways, Clovers, Johnny Thunders (different one I believe), Sue Thompson, Newbeats and Curtis Lee.
This would have made a great July 4th post as he is another artist like the Dramatics or Hello People who targeted some of their work for Military Veterans and when Sly was a radio DJ in the early days he even has a good prayer for them in 'Deck Of Cards'. I started with the Anthology CD 81 after I had found the Small Talk LP 74 for a quarter back in the days after 1989 when records were getting cleared out and I am sure glad it was a favorite because those cheaper vinyl I was getting usually were beat up but I made mix tapes from this one and played the hell our of it so it plays good now!?!! You'll recognize lots and lots of hip hop samples and a tune the RHChilipeppers covered. The "High Energy" 2LP from 1975 is a reissue of 'Fun' and 'A Whole New Thing' the first album I had but was trashed so I used the mint reissue that sounded absolutely pristine! The 'Ten Years Too Soon' LP 79 is pretty cool remixes using mainly the old vocals to bring up to 'Disco Age', still good!
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VA - Newport In New York the Soul Sessions Vol. 6 LP 72 w Curtis Mayfield, Roberta Flack, B.B. King, Herbie Mann, Les McCann and Billy Eckstine
Got a live version of Curtis' 'Pusher Man' and great version of Stone Junkie and the rest is fine.
REPOST Request: Ha ha. I remember always seeing the ads in the City Pages or Reader weeklies in the Twin Cities metro area while I lived there but never saw this perpetual 'bar band'. A bit mellow and cheesy for me. https://www10.zippyshare.com/v/Cmqf3Kso/file.html
REPOST Request: Thanks to Donut Duck for these--our local SST authority and US Military serviceman overseas so double thanks!
ANTI-PASTI - The Last Call....& First 3 seven inch vinyls 96 reissue w Four Sore Points 7 80 w st 7 81 w Six Guns 7 81 w The Last Call LP 81 w Live LP 81
REPOST Request: Thanks to Bernando for posting most of this beyond the reissue I had. Sorry I tried to open the comprehensive CD that was posted but had an error.
REPOST Request: The Welcome LP has really become a classic in my eyes with the magical story teller talking throughout...would have worked nicely in the earlier releases but they didn't have that.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Hot out of the Good Will bin yesterday at lunch, I just had to hear this 'electronic pop rock' release last night so you get the early rip! Was missing jacket so good old Discog's had my back as usual with the pictures. Surprised it ain't too cheesy and has words to 'Go For It' to go with SLF's instrumental tune of the same name. Couple other very cool sounding tunes.
REPOST Request: Learned from Jim H. that Rex Smith's (from band REX) brother Michael Lee Smith plays in this awesome band! Thanks for that kind of comment my friend. STARZ used to be called the Fallen Angels who used to sing the hit song "Brandy" by the band "Looking Glass".
REPOST Request: "One of the best little known bands from this time period" per the comment from good old Jim from the record store who I would like to thank for all his insights with these bands.
REPOST Request: Here is what Brian Guy had said: Rockabilly from Tustin, California of all places. This is really good stuff, four songs of rockabilly delight. I have to admit that when I first bought this I thought it was going to be more of a metal band, I guess I missed the stand up bass in the background. Still this was a great little pickup.
This was released in 1985 on Bobbette Records. Enjoy, Brian Guy
Monday, July 8, 2019
B.T. EXPRESS - Do It ('Til You're Satisfied) LP 74 w Non-Stop LP 76 w Energy To Burn LP 76 w Function At The Junction LP 77 w Shout! LP 78 w 1980 LP 80 w Keep It Up LP 82 w Uptown Express EP 85
Another one that old Wiki missed with the 'Uptown Express' EP from 1985. Enjoy the funk!!
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