NEW ARRIVALS AND RESTOCKS FRIDAY, APRIL 17
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so now it appears that spring really has finally sprung! and around here at tequila sunrise the records (and cds) are popping up like so many buds on trees! check out the ton(s) of good stuff in this week from norton records (garage rock acetate comp lps, charlie feathers lps, link wray lps, and soooo much more); drag city (not represented on this weeks update, but the new bill callahan, bonnie "prince" billy and george edwards group lps are in, as well as related back catalog titles, check next fridays update for more details); a bunch of killer psych restocks like the mexican kaleidoscope lp/cd, el kinto lp, emmanuelle parrenin lp, erkin koray, selda and 3 hur-el cds (and few new arrivals from lion productions: guru guru, sergius golowin and emtidi cds!; new Iranian garage rock comp!); new honest jon’s compilation of west african calypso (!!!); a new, expanded cd reissue of the amazing new dawn full length; new numero group double set/dvd; second sun city girls singles comp; a bunch of great brazilian bossa nova/pop cds, and, oh yeah, it’s “record store day” on saturday, and while i don’t have any “entertainment” planned, i do have (in addition to the slew of records listed below), a couple of amazing compilation lp’s put out specifically for said day… one from light in the attic records and the other from thrill jockey. i really can’t stress enough how great both of these records are (in both content and presentation) and both are extremely limited, one per customer/first come/first served… and they’re priced extremely nice too!!! check em out in the top picks section. nothing in this week on the dubstep/dance front, but check back next week for some killers!!! hope to see you soon!
as always, many of these titles are in very limited quantity, so if you're interested in anything listed below and can’t make it to the shop you can make a purchase via paypal or over the phone with a credit card and pick them up later or have them shipped (see more information below). i will no longer hold records. sorry.
prices are subject to change without notice.
prices do not include shipping and handling. for those of you shipping within the continental united states I offer a 5.00usd flat shipping rate for any amount of records and/or compact discs. shipping cost for international orders are calculated on an order by order basis. payments for orders can be made via paypal or with a credit card by telephone between 12-6pm/est.
i also offer bike messanger service via timecycle couriers. for the low cost of 10.00usd i can deliver any amount of records and/or cds you wish to purchase to your center city philadelphia location (this includes some parts of south, west and north philadelphia) within two hours (and for those of you who need your records even faster, we also offer ‘rush’ service for the low flat rate of 20.00usd for any amount of records/cds delivered to you within one hour). of course, we are still more than happy to ship records via the usps within philadelphia. as with the international shipments, orders placed before 5pm/est will ship out that evening and should reach their destination by the following day.
PICKS OF THE WEEK
SUN CITY GIRLS- NAPOLEON & JOSEPHINE: SINGLES VOLUME 2 CD (abduction, usa)
*This is the second volume in a series featuring rare singles and unreleased tracks from Sun City Girls. In the summer of 1988, Sun City Girls began working on two records simultaneously: Torch Of The Mystics and Dante's Disneyland Inferno. The former was finished and released in December of 1989 but the latter wasn't released until April of 1996. Over those eight years, Dante's morphed into an entirely different record due to several songs originally targeted for inclusion being hijacked by other projects. Two tracks ("X+Y" and "Frankenstein") were siphoned-off to the Kaliflower LP in 1993 and 4 tracks (1, 11, 12, 13) included here were released on 7" singles in the early '90s. The two most notable of the singles tracks dominate this record. "Napoleon & Josephine," a 13-minute episodic conversation between a vagrant and a shop owner, was originally released as a single in 1991 on Scratch Records. The full track was split into sides (parts 1 & 2) running over 6 minutes long. An alternative mix which had been shelved for 15 years is featured here. "Reflection Of A Young Boy Eating From A Can Of Dog Food On A Shiny Red X-Mas Ball" was originally released as side 4 on the double single 3 Fake Female Orgasms (Majora, 1991) and was 8 minutes in length. This extended version is the original complete recording, running 22 minutes. Legendary Phoenix electronic musician and SCG associate David Oliphant mixed and processed the entire piece live to tape in his studio. The remainder of this set is composed of like-minded and literary SCG singles and compilation tracks, including the previously unreleased "The Weatherman" which was originally recorded as an introduction for "Napoleon & Josephine." This is the second of a multi-volume set of rare & long out-of-print singles, compilation, and unreleased tracks to be assembled and sequenced to play as full-length records. Vinyl editions may also appear in time.
SUN CITY GIRLS- YOU'RE NEVER ALONE WITH A CIGARETTE: SINGLES VOLUME 1 CD (abduction, usa)
*shop favorite restocked… Recorded in July of 1988 during the sessions that produced Sun City Girls' most popular recording, these nine tracks represent the other half of songs which were originally prepared as a 2LP demo version of Torch of the Mystics for Placebo Records in 1989. The sequencing of all 20 tracks at the time was entirely different with the predominately instrumental tracks in this collection mixed in and around the mostly vocal tracks of what became Torch. Placebo went out of business shortly after this proposed 2LP idea was presented to them but Majora Records quickly stepped in to begin releasing most of the material. Included here are five tracks from early Majora singles: "100 Pounds of Black Olives" and "The Fine-Tuned Machines of Lemuria" (the complete unreleased 12-minute version) from the single "You're Never Alone with a Cigarette" and all three tracks from Record #1 of the double 7" Three Fake Female Orgasms -- "Plaster Cupids Falling from the Ceiling," "The Beauty of Benghazi," and "Souvenirs from Jangare." The short piece "Harmful Little Armful" is from the triple 7" box set Bruce Lee, Heroin, and the Punk Scene (from a Bay Area label Massacre at Central High) and rounding out the set are three unreleased studio tracks recorded the same day as much of the Torch LP: never before heard versions of "Amazon One," "Sev Acher," and "Wild World of Animals." This is the first of a multi-volume set of reissued singles, compilation, and unreleased tracks to be assembled and sequenced to play as full-length records. Vinyl editions may also appear in time. Limited remaining stock of this now deleted item.
V/A- MARVELLOUS BOY: CALYPSO FROM WEST AFRICA 2LP (honest jon’s, uk)
V/A- MARVELLOUS BOY: CALYPSO FROM WEST AFRICA CD (honest jon’s, uk)
*Marvellous Boy: Calypso From West Africa celebrates the West African counterpart of the 1950s Soho scene uncovered in the Honest Jon's series, London Is The Place For Me. Issuing from centuries of to-ing and fro-ing between England, the West Indies, and West Africa, the same musical styles -- calypso, highlife, jazz -- overlap, proliferate, and adapt, with local traditions freshened up and thrown into the mix. With numerous faces and reference points cropping up in both milieu, this contemporaneous music-making is brimming over with the same passion for life, sparkling topicality, and extravagant, magpie creativity. The inter-war dance bands of British West Africa are often strikingly similar in sound to Trinidadian orchestras like Lovey's String Band (credited with the first calypso recordings in 1912). However, the first West African calypso recordings in the modern style are from Freetown, Sierra Leone in the early 1950s, by Ebenezer Calendar and Famous Scrubbs. In arrangements blending African and European instruments, the brass plays out the legacy of colonial military bands, albeit hair-down and a little ramshackle now; and the beautiful Creole lyrics are as quick and musical as any classic calypsonian's. Decca also organized the first calypso recording session in Ghana, down the coast, where a sound interchangeably designated "calypso" or "highlife" ruled urban dancefloors, courtesy of The Tempos and its spin-offs including The Rhythm Aces. The invasion of King Mensah of Ghana, and The Tempos' money-spinning tour of Nigeria at the start of the 1950s sparked a decade of musical innovation. Bobby Benson's new highlife 11-piece included the great trumpeters Victor Olaiya and Roy Chicago and his calypso "Taxi Driver" was their first, huge, signature hit. (By contrast, little is known about the Nigerian Rolling Stone). The Mayor's Dance Band was run by the celebrated Erekosima "Rex" Lawson, whose trademark blend of Igbo lyrics over a Calabari rhythm reflected his mixed parentage. Steven Amechi was from eastern Nigeria, and the guitar solo on "Nylon Dress" is by the king of Igbo highlife, Stephen Osita Osadebe. Saxophonist Chris Ajilo and his band The Cubanos didn't produce much calpyso-highlife, but rather, cooking Afro-Cuban jazz with traditional roots, exemplifying the open hybridity of all these forms. By the early 1960s, calypso was fading in West Africa, and U.S. soul and rhythm and blues were poised to replace Caribbean influences. Still, the dying embers would produce its most classical exponent, Godwin Omabuwa, Nigeria's own Lord Kitchener. Omabuwa cut only a few records, but his mastery of the genre was a fitting end to the heyday of calypso in British West Africa.
THE NEW DAWN- THERE'S A NEW DAWN CD (jackpot, usa)
*The New Dawn's There's A New Dawn has been hailed as one of the rarest and best psych albums to come out of the late '60s and early '70s. Fuzz guitar, minor-chord organ dirges, tender vocals and monumental bass are the calling cards of this private press gem. Maybe it's all the rain, but like their Northwest counterparts, the New Tweedy Brothers and the Sonics, The New Dawn helped to establish a regional musical perspective that is hauntingly addictive. Initially released in July of 1970, five hundred copies were pressed, but it's estimated that only around 200 may still exist. Subsequently, auctions on Ebay for an original vinyl LP go for $2000. After being highly sought after by collectors, we are proud to release this definitive CD reissue was produced in close collaboration with Dan Bazzy, singer, songwriter, and founder of The New Dawn. Also included are three previously unreleased 1971 demos and a live track from a 2008 band reunion.
V/A- THIS LP CRASHES HARD DRIVES LP (light in the attic, usa)
*amazing limited edition ‘record store day’ sampler lp assembled by Light In The Attic records, and featuring material from other ace labels like sublime frequencies (unreleased group doueh track!!!), daptone, honest jon’s, numero, jazzman, vampisoul, etc... most, if not all the tracks, are either unreleased or from forthcoming releases. heavyweight vinyl housed in a deluxe stoughton gatefold sleeve stuffed with label sampler cd’s , stickers, fanzines and catalogues. supplies are very limited, one per customer/first come/first served!!!
V/A- LOCAL CUSTOMS: DOWNRIVER REVIVAL 2LP/DVD (numero group, usa)
*Between 1967 and 1981 Detroit's downriver neighbor Ecorse, MI had its very own Moe Asch. Set up in a basement on 18th Avenue, Felton Williams' Double U Sound chronicled the musical lives of Ecorse's citizens and issued them on the Solid Rock, Compose, and Revival labels. Compiled here are 24 of Williams' most fascinating recordings, covering gospel, group soul, garage-punk, northern, jazz, and funk. Also included in the 2LP package is a DVD of the nearly 200 sound recordings pulled from his archives and a 30 minute documentary on the making of Downriver Revival. Deluxe 2LP set contains 24 prime tracks from the Double U archives housed in a thick gatefold sleeve with a tipped in booklet stuffed with photos and detailed notes on the recordings. DVD contains a virtual vault for a 'dig your own' experience. Artists include Shirley Ann Lee, Gospel Supremes, Coleman Family, Calvin Cooke, Bobby Cook & the Explosions, Organics, Combinations, Apostles Of Music, Deliverance Echoes, The Young Generation, Junior Mays Group, The Burgess Band, Mighty Voices Of Wonder and Voices Of Deliverance.
V/A- RAKS! RAKS! RAKS! 17 GOLDEN GARAGE PSYCH NUGGETS FROM THE IRANIAN 60s SCENE LP (raks, eec)
*Raks Discos is proud to present one of the most anticipated as well as unexpected compilations from the global depths of '60s and '70s rock'n'roll: The Persian scene. Let alone coming across with a representative compilation, even solid evidences of such a scene has not been seen until now and has been largely suspected, maybe save for a select few of eager garage and psychedelic record collectors and enthusiasts of worldwide rock, who have been trying to hunt such sounds on the internet and private collectors' circles, usually to no avail. Needless to say, the most important factor in this has been the obvious hideously rare status that Iran's pre-Revolution East-West cross cultural artifacts are in right now. As with almost all Asiatic countries, the Shadows and the Ventures seem to be the true and primal influence in the Iranian music scene of the most part of '60s for the rock sound and attitude to penetrate the country's fledgling record industry and its swinging public base. In 1964, the legendary Top4 company opened up and started releasing choice chart hits from the worldwide lists, on 4-track EPs, followed soon by MonoGram and other companies. These mixed up records featured a lot of popular songs of the day, spanning the whole European continent i.e. including what's referred to now as 'Euro pop' hits and the 'big brothers,' UK and US charts. The day's youth back then was lucky: they could follow the West moment by moment now. The foremost impact of these were to feature and spread British invaders, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, otherwise available only on radio. Come 1966, '60s was in full swing in Iran too! On eye-popping purple & green Persian rug-colored vinyl. Includes full-color glossy insert with liner notes and rare photos.
V/A- RECORD TOREISM LP (thrill jockey, usa)
*another amazing limited edition ‘record store day’ sampler lp, this time assembled by thrill jockey records, and featuring exclusive material from mountains, tortoise, double dagger, white hills and trans am featuring tim soete. limited edition of 900. screenprinted jackets with booklets/inserts. supplies are very limited, one per customer/first come/first served!!!
ROCK AND PSYCHEDELIC
KALEIDOSCOPE- KALEIDOSCOPE LP (ciruela electica, mexico)
KALEIDOSCOPE- KALEIDOSCOPE CD (ciruela electica, mexico)
*shop favorite restocked… vinyl and mini-lp sleeve compact disc version of this monster psych classic from Mexico City c.1968/69, one of the rarest and most desired psychedelic albums of all time! A great album, with all songs in English—heavy grooves, super fuzzified guitar and a raving, ranting, drooling savage garage sound.
EMTIDI- SAAT CD (lion productions, usa)
*Recording in a good studio in 1972 with an accomplished engineer/musician such as Dieter Dierks (Ash Ra Tempel, Cosmic Jokers, Tangerine Dream, and yes, the Scorpions), certainly enabled Emtidi to expand their musical style on “Saat.” The end result was a shimmering, lush cosmic folk trip, with multi-tracked and treated acoustic guitars plus electric piano, fragile angelic femme vocals, vibes, and mellotron, (punctuated by the occasional acid guitar solo). Yes, “Saat” is an elevated cosmic folk brew of a refined and most magical kind—a richly textured sound thick with treated guitars, phased keyboards and trippy electronics, rendering a cosmic atmosphere similar to vintage Klaus Schulze or Ash Ra Tempel, and creating an album which has been called “one of the most beautiful cosmic treks of all time.” Pastoral imagery runs like a green silken thread throughout this beautiful record, starting with the front cover, a psychedelic airbrush painting of a pink stardust ear of wheat (“saat” means “seed”), and the inner gatefold, which depicts a luxurious golden field of corn. Bountiful and blissful. Our Lion Productions edition comes with a 16-page booklet which contains band info, a history of Rolf Ulrich Kaiser and his OHR/Pilz/Kosmischen Kuriere Records empire, and a Pilz label discography.
SERGIUS GOLOWIN- LORD KRISHNA VON GOLOKA CD (lion productions, usa)
*In 1973, Rolf Ulrich Kaiser’s visionary powers acted as a catalyst for an authentic combination of acid, music and sprituality: the mystical LSD-fueled musical project “Lord Krishna von Goloka.” For this adventure into Indian and Oriental mythologies and legends, Kaiser asked esoteric Swiss artist (he was a friend of Giger’s), poet, specialist on Alpine folklore, and friend of Timothy Leary, Sergius Golowin, to join a group of musicians including Klaus Schulze and members of Wallenstein and Witthüser + Westrupp. It was perhaps mere coincidence that Golowin's classic treatise on witches, herbs, and magic mushrooms was published that same year (Magie der verbotenen Märchen); the book was fast becoming a cult item—it was secretly xeroxed in what was then-Communist East Germany, and later distributed in the hippie-underground there. Sergius Golowin’s intellectual and spiritual world of occultism, popular legends, and shamanism were the foundation for the project. He was responsible for the lyrics, which consisted of incantatory recitations in German over the multi-textural compositions.
GURU GURU- UFO CD (lion productions, usa)
*A brief version of the Guru Guru story is told in the rare OHR label LP sampler “Ohrenschmaus”: “Formed in the summer 1968, when, as acoustic musicians Mani Neumeier and Uli Trepte (up to then Free jazz) said, ‘everyone bought a strong amplifier.’ The album text goes on to note that: “There are many groups who practice with acoustic or electronic instruments a spontaneously changing music, which is characterized as improvisation. Actual improvisation, however—like for example with the Guru Guru—is not straight ahead. They orient themselves at agreed upon structures.” Given freedom by the freest label of the day, free jazz drummer Mani Neumeier and bassist Uli Trepte and guitarist extraordinaire Ax Genrich let the acid and the musical innovation flow. Guru Guru were genius, and “UFO” (released in 1970) was their first testament. Like any truly groundbreaking and important album, “UFO” makes one ask oneself bizarre questions such as, “could the members of Joy Division have heard this album?” or induces one to make emphatic statements like “so this is where Throbbing Gristle got the idea.” This is an album which is über-psychedelic, proto-industrial, free in every sense. Or as one writer said, “A high water mark for acid psychedelia that possibly cannot be beat.” Our Lion Productions edition comes with a 20-page booklet which contains band info, a history of Rolf Ulrich Kaiser and OHR Records, and an OHR label discography.
ROKY ERICKSON AND THE ALIENS- DON'T KNOCK THE ROK 2LP (norton, usa)
*shop favorite restocked… Twenty three unissued blasts cut at the 1978 warm up sessions for Roky and the Aliens’ EVIL ONE LP! Roky filters his patented howl through a slew of covers ranging from Dion and the Belmonts and Bobby Vee to Elvis and Buddy Holly, not to mention a Bye Bye Birdie show tune! Dig some unheard Roky originals, too!
ROKY ERICKSON AND THE EXPLOSIVES- HALLOWEEN: RECORDED LIVE 1979-81 2LP (norton, usa)
*shop favorite restocked… This howling live set from Roky and the Explosives’ original incarnation moves from horror classics -Creature With The Atom Brain-, to Buddy Holly inspired rockers -Wait For You- to a blistering version of the Elevators’ You’re Gonna Miss Me. Norton’s gatefold double LP comes with a different cover than the CD version and on the preferred miracle PVC format!
PRETTY THINGS- PRETTY THINGS LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Their entire mega-legendary raving 1965 R&B UK debut album chock full of Chuck and Bo workouts -no less than four Diddley toons!- and tuff originals featuring the primo Phil May snarl and Dick Taylor gnarl.
PRETTY THINGS- GET THE PICTURE? LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… The Pretties roar again on their brilliant second album, never before issued in the usa! This '65 set explodes with powerful originals -Buzz The Jerk/Can't Stand The Pain- and well chosen covers -Cry To Me/Gonna Find Me A Substitute-.
PRETTY THINGS- MIDNIGHT TO SIX LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Massive collection of all the Pretty Things' phenomenal non-lp singles, demos and ep cuts from '64-66! Killer upon killer! This set's never been presented before - a must for those with little regard for their neighbors!
THE SONICS- HERE ARE THE SONICS!!! LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… The utterly most fabulous debut album from the loudest crowd of punk rockers ever! Originally released in early ‘65, this hard-hitting screamfest took the local teen scene by the eardrums and never let go! An astonishing battle of the wills of Parypa, Bennett, Roslie, Lind and Parypa, this LP has long provided the measuring stick for all wishful thinkers! Lush packaging, interviews, tons of info, pix! Featuring Nortophonic Loud Sound mastering for massive fidelity. Long out of print! 4 bonus cuts!
THE SONICS- BOOM LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… The ultimate garage kings’ second killer album blows neighborhood gourds just like it did in 1966! Norton delivers the entire original album plus 1972 live tracks of The Witch and Psycho plus acool crazed first sesh alt take of their first hit! Giant gatefold cover features the original front plus interviews with all the Sonics, pix, clippings, the whole wild shebang!
THE SONICS- BUSY BODY!!! LIVE IN TACOMA 1964 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Ferocious Northwest live radio broadcasts from the Tacoma Sports Arena and the Red Carpet Teen Club!
THE SAVAGE YOUNG SONICS- THE SAVAGE YOUNG SONICS LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Long before they delivered the full blown crunch of The Witch and Psycho, the Sonics were cutting their teeth in Tacoma teen clubs! These crude 1961-64 sides were taped live at dances and at home, showing the heavy influence of their primo idols the Wailers and includes the ultra primitive A-Rab, the group's very first recording - raw!! These tapes were recently found in a Tacoma attic. This is their first appearance ever! Liner notes by Sonics founder/guitarist Larry Parypa!
THE WAILERS- THE FABULOUS WAILERS LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… The Wailers’ original 1959 Golden Crest material is now on Norton! Thrill to 15 drivin’ instrumentals (includin’ the dynamic hit Tall Cool One) & three scorchin’ vocal workouts! Dig primo sides from the Wailers original debut lp. These classic sides forged the hallowed Northwest Sound! From original master tapes for maximum whomp!
THE WAILERS- AT THE CASTLE LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… The most influential early Northwest combo at their very wildest, live n’ loud in 1963 at the legendary Spanish Castle with full revue including fifteen year old sensation Gail Harris & the late, everso great Rockin’ Robin Roberts! Reissued with gorgeous original jacket, mega monstrous Nortophonic Loud Sound! Outta print for way too long! Lush packaging, in-depth interviews, pix and info plus two bonus cuts! Essential stuff for all ye who demand unrelenting howling excellence! Yeah!
THE WAILERS- LIVEWIRE!!! LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Wailers fans have waited way too long for this one! The first ever definitive collection of the Wailers best 1965-67 sides! Includes the rawest cuts from their punk masterpiece album OUR OF OUR TREE plus rare singles and unissued demos! Sonics worshippers- get on board and dig the crunch on this baby! Chock fulla rare pics and untold tales from the Fabulous Wailers themselves! Get out the earplugs and aspirin (for the neighbors) and a tall cool one for yerself as you catapult this plastic platter out of your hi fi cannon! Absolutely, devastatingly DEADLY!
V/A- STOMP! NORTHWEST KILLERS VOL. 1: 1960-1964 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Let your backbone slip to a full on set of 1960-64 unreleased Northwest dance floor shakers from the Adventurers, Imperials, Frantics and Artesians plus landmark singles Little Bill's Louie Louie and ace spooker Werewolf by the Frantics! Fans of the early Wailers R&B based thud will certainly be thrown out of their tree by this volume! Crypt Records prexy Tim Warren has already crowned the Artesians' clobber of Trick Bag Record of the Year!
V/A- SHOUT! NORTHWEST KILLERS VOL. 2: 1964-1965 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… This brash brawl rounds up nineteen tracks cut during Audio Recording's frenzied 1964-65 period (when Kearney piloted the HERE ARE THE SONICS LP and all meters were in the red!) and delivers raw workouts from the Incredible Kings and the Elegants (both featuring future Moby Grape string king Jerry Miller), Little Daddy and the Bachelors (with Tommy Chong on guitar!) plus the Nomads, Legends, Eccentrics, Canadian VIPs and mo'!
V/A- WORK IT ON OUT! NORTHWEST KILLERS VOL. 3: 1965-1966 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… And for the loud crowd, we wrap up with an entirely unissued 1965-66 garage collection! Dig the speaker shredding fury of Rocky and his Friends' Wailers cover You Weren't Using Your Head, the snotball take-a-hike punk of the Jet City Five's Huh and the spunky teen crank of the Extremes' Long Dark Collar - and that's just the first three cuts!
V/A- ALIENS, PSYCHOS & WILD THINGS LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Dig this giant platter loaded with rare Virginia sixties garage (including seven unissued tracks!) featuring the Satellites, Wild Cherries, Live Wires, Panics, Uprisers and many more Southern savages! Dig the first ever cover of a Velvet Underground song, There She Goes Again by the Banana - recorded in Vietnam! Deluxe package howls with band bios and photos! Detailed notes and pix bring new focus to this little known sixties garage hotspot.
V/A- GET OFF MY BACK: GARAGE ACETATES VOL. 1 LP (norton, usa)
*first of four volumes of unissued usa sixties garage band mayhem! The ultimate shock and delight to all garage fans! From the pummeling fuzz assault of the Night Crawlers to the inept lo-fi crud of the Khuns, these originally unreleased recordings present a treasure trove of garage killers! All selections were recorded 1964-68 but none were released at the time. lp only!
V/A- SHE WAS SO BAD: GARAGE ACETATES VOL. 2 LP (norton, usa)
*second of four volumes of unissued usa sixties garage band mayhem! The ultimate shock and delight to all garage fans! All selections recorded 1964-68 and never issued. amazing!
V/A- MAD MIKE MONSTERS- VOLUME ONE: A TRIBUTE TO MAD MIKE METROVICH LP (norton, usa)
*Debut volume! First-time authorized tribute to the wild, wild world of Mad Mike Metrovich, legendary Pittsburgh hoo-doo DJ who ruled Pittsburgh's teenage airwaves and brainwaves -- the insanest, most mind-blowing 45s from his primo prime years 1964-1967, compiled into three sets of instant party mashers/massive lp editions tell the story of the Mad One in his own words, plus tons of memories from his many local fans. Noted as the initial blasting force behind such records as the Sonics' Psycho, Tommy James' Hanky Panky and untold others! Norton is bustin' to present the inaugural volumes of this incredible series of our favorite music, the monstrous sounds of Mad Mike... and the story behind the man! An absolutely staggering array of sounds from this Norton icon! All sizzle, no gristle! Artists include: Johnny Otis, Sonics, Silvertones, Scott Wood, Ronnie Cook and the Gaylads, Belltones, Little Ike, Aqua-Nites, King Rock and the Knights, Saucers, Eddie Jones, Calvin Cool, Patrice Holloway, Instrumentals, Four Sounds, Jimmy Heap, Vels, plus a WZUM radio spot.
V/A- MAD MIKE MONSTERS- VOLUME TWO: A TRIBUTE TO MAD MIKE METROVICH LP (norton, usa)
*Second vinyl volume… All sizzle, no gristle! Including a WZUM radio spot, and artist such as: Saxons, Del-Mars, Corvettes, Harvey, James "Red" Holloway, Caps, Jimmy Kelly and the Rock-A-Bouts, Rhythm Addicts, Shane Kai Ray, Count Ferrell, Renegades, Neons, Big Danny Oliver, Savoys, Grand Prees, Marquis Chimps.
V/A- MAD MIKE MONSTERS- VOLUME TWO: A TRIBUTE TO MAD MIKE METROVICH LP (norton, usa)
*final volume in this long-awaited tribute to legendary Pittsburg DJ Mad Mike… Artists include: Blonde Bomber, Premieres, Ban-lons, Hong Kongs, Delcos, Wild Child Gipson, Avalons, Mad Mike and the Maniacs, Baby Huey and the Babysitters, Motivations, Duvals, J.J. Jackson and the Jackals, Marino Choice, Ervin Rucker, Youngsters, Big Syl Barnes, and a Johnny Otis spot.
SELDA BAGÇAN- VURULDUK EY HALKIM UNUTMA BIZI CD (world psychedelia, south korea)
*It’s no wonder that psychedelic crate-diggers, and self-proclaimed vinyl vultures Andy Votel and Dominic Thomas of Finders Keepers both have tracks by Selda included on their list of favorites: her take on Anatolian music is unique. This reissue features the second album (released in 1975) by this much beloved female turkish protest singer, notorious for her clashes with Turkish governments; Selda and her acoustic guitar are accompanied here by a psychedelic rock band which includes members of Mogollar, and the result is is one of the best records we’ve heard from Turkey, for it includes ‘Utan,Utan’ (traditional folk sounds spiced with fuzz guitar) and ‘Karaoglan’; a track like ‘Askerin Türküsü’ is interesting for its medieval arrangements, and ‘Maden Dagi’ is sung with great emotion. This is an album which was forbidden in Turkey, which means it has been hard to find since its release; includes eight early singles as bonus tracks, on which hearing Selda sing is as exhilarating an experience as the first time hearing “les mysteres de voix bulgares” or the manic warble of Liz Fraser. Notes in “English” give some background on Selda and the Anatolian rock sound; nice booklet also includes lyrics.
FIKRET KIZILOK- FIKRET KIZILOK CD (world psychedelia, south korea)
*collection of singles by Turkish protest singer much-beloved by young musicians in the underground scene in Tukey, but virtually unknown anywhere else; Fikret started his career playing electric guitar for Cahit Oben Dörtlüsü, which led to appearances in the Golden Microphone song contests that also spotlighted the talents of Erkin Koray, Mogollar and the brothers Hür El; Kizilok frequently collaborated with Bülent Ortaçgil (whose own “Benimle Oynar Misin” album is a lovely artefact of the Turkish scene), and no surprise—it was Fikret’s involvement with prominent folk poets as a result of their shared interest in traditional Anatolian folk music which was the foundation of his storied solo career; the fifteen tracks included here (all from 1970-1974) sport some heavy grooves (‘Leylim, Leylim’, ‘Gözlerinden Bellidir’, ‘Gün Ola Devran Döne’, and the fuzz-guitar heavy ‘Koyverdin Gittin Beni’), but also tantalizes with moody, introspective musings in an Eastern vein (‘Akyin Vari, Akyin’, ‘Haberin Var Mi, and the sitar-laced ‘Köroglu Daglary’. Hard to say more than to say that this is one of the best discs we have heard in a long time. But then we don’t get around as much as most of you. Booklet has notes about the Altin Microphon contests, lyrics, and photos.
ERKIN KORAY- ERKIN KORAY CD (world psychedelia, south korea)
*Koray’s first album, an absolutely over the top debut album by the Turkish psychedelic guitar guru, which is not only the rarest of all of his albums, but also the rarest Turkish psychedelic album of them all; the record was released in 1973, but is actually culled from Koray’s singles from the previous five years. This wide range of dates (1968-73) encompasses a pretty potent period in music, and makes for great variety; some tracks have a kind of pre-psychedelic vibe, while others have the swirling hashish heaviness of that most elusive thing, a sound that one might deem “pure psychedelia”; in any case, every track has that unique Eastern feel that Koray brings to all his recordings. The end result is definitely on a par of greatness with “Elektronik Turkuler”, which makes this a must have album for any psychedelic head! And as if that wasn’t enough, there are eight incredible bonus cuts from the same period as the album tracks, only ever released as singles, that include some of the most blistering material Koray ever recorded. Wow! Liner notes have plentiful information on Erkin Koray’s early career, as well as lyrics for some songs... alas, only in Turkish.
ERKIN KORAY- 2 CD (world psychedelia, south korea)
*advanced fusion of ethnic music and eastern music from Turkish psychedelic master Koray; this is actually his third album (second for the Dogan label), and is the 1976 follow-up to the immensely excellent "Elektronik Turkuler"; the album tracks themselves were recorded (from what we can find out) between 1972-1976, and were first issued as singles; five bonus tracks are great! and come from 1967, 1968, and 1971... as well as an undocumented and very cool acoustic version of 'Yalnizar Rihtimi' from "Elektronik Turkeler"; lyrics and photos in 8-page booklet.
ERKIN KORAY- ELEKTRONIC TURKELER CD (world psychedelia, south korea)
*terrific heavy Eastern raves and drones from Turkey's legendary freaked-out psychedelic guitar guru; fantastic sound quality on an album that basically collected some of Koray's best singles tracks up to the date of its original release by Dogan Plakcilik in 1974—the result? some of Koray's most extended tracks. The sound that first emerges as “Elektronik Türküler” begins is that of the plucked strings of the baglama, a sound both sensuous and languid; then comes another undulating rhythm, Koray’s instrumental, ‘Sir” (Secret), with his lead baglama book-ending a stinging psychedelic guitar solo. The mood changes with the next track, ‘Hele Yar’, an acoustic re-arrangement of a Turkish ballad from the 17th Century; here, twin baglamas construct a dance rhythm behind lilting bass and scant drums. Side two of the original LP opens with the acoustic guitar-led love ballad, ‘Cemalim’ (My Cemal); this well known Anatolian folk number is well handled here with Koray’s stridently strummed acoustic guitar battling throughout against overdubbed electric guitar—background vocals waft softly in the background, echoing Koray’s hypnotic repetition of the title, accompanied by highly controlled fuzz guitar filigrees. The last track is the nine-minute odyssey that is ‘Türkü’ (Ballad): the swirling kalem, that Turkish double-reed wind instrument of snake charming tendencies, weaves a truly psychedelic arabesque against a foundation of solid bass and drums; the voice of Koray emerges from the shadows drenched in reverb, slowly reciting words of great import, intoned over and over again as if in consecration of a ceremonial rite; the pace quickens to a Dervish whirl, until a smash of glass breaks the tension... and we begin again, with Koray’s guitar and trance-like recitation carrying us further and further back into time, each word fading farther and farther into ancestral echo-land where east is west and west is east... and we are all together. A densely textured psychedelic masterpiece... mesmerizing.
3 HUR-EL- 3 HUR-EL CD (world psychedelia, south korea)
*their first lp… a Turkish psychedelic delight, culled from rare singles by the Hür-El brothers, and released in 1972 in small quantities on Diskotur; some of the very best Turkish psych— amazing rhytms, incredible guitar playing, some psych sounds and vocals; less Western in some ways than their great “Arsivi” LP, but still with the same excellent acid fuzz guitar, empassioned vocals and Eastern percussion that makes for memorable listening; if you ask us, and we know no one did, we say it belongs in every record collection. A must listen.
3 HUR-EL- HUREL ARSIVI CD (world psychedelia, south korea)
*a masterpiece of Turkish ethno-psychedelic freakbeat delight, recorded between 1970 and 1975 by the three very talented Hür El brothers; this, their second album, has the heavy hashish sound—fuzz guitar, empassioned vocals and Eastern percussion—that makes Turkish psych so savoury to the rest of the world; brother Feridun was clearly infected by a fuzz virus: his two-arm guitar (one for guitar, one for saz) will give you no rest; more drums than percussion this time around, with the end result an astounding blend of psychedelic rock with Turkish tradition, thanks to the abundant distorted fuzz guitar and electric saz; the end result is Middle Eastern-ized rock with acid fuzz guitar and electric piano, plus Eastern ethnic percussion and stringed instruments, and emotive vocals in Turkish—very possibly as good as anything recorded by countryman Erkin Koray.
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CONGREGACION- VIENE LP (aroma, germany)
*shop favorite restocked… Congregación was perhaps the most legendary of the many excellent bands of the Chilean musical scene of the early 1970s. In spite of not having been a popular band like Los Jaivas, Los Blops and Congreso, they deserve their position of privilege in the history of Chilean rock. The group was from Valparaíso and led by musician and poet, mystic and ecologist Antonio Smith. They wrote lyrics with a significant political, philosophical and religious content, which were a real "celebration of life." Musically, they crafted ballads in an Andean style with ethnic atmospheres: you could say they made a kind of psychedelic folk with progressive leanings. The music of Congregación has an evocative sense of open space, using natural sounds and acoustic textures to foreground Smith's soaring melodies. The results are incredibly beautiful. Like another album, Bulent's “Benimle Oynar Misin,” it has just the perfect balance plaintively sorrowful acid/folk and gently arranged pop (those Beatles-esque harmonics are impossible to overlook). They recorded just one LP and a single (both in 1972); due to the Chilean "coup d'etat" of 1973, the band were forced to put an end to their musical career. Antonio Smith settled in Argentina, where he recorded an LP in 1974 with musicians from Los Jaivas, Illapu and Matías Pizarro called "Sol de Chile" (Chilean Sun); as a solo artist he also recorded two other LPs: "Ven seamos más" (Come and let's be more of us) in 1974, and "Somos el mundo" (We are the world) in 1975. But it’s the music of Congregación which has lasted the longest, and made the greatest impact on listeners worldwide. In the last decades, the music of "Congregación" has conquered people around the world, even though the original LP is a very, very rare collector's piece. This limited edition of 500 copies is an exact replica of the original gatefold release, with notes and lyrics on the LP inner sleeve. A highly recommended album that is surely one of the pinnacles of dreamy psychedelia.
EL KINTO- CIRCA 1968 LP (lion productions, usa)
*shop favorite restocked… i was lucky to see Uruguayan music born. Before El Kinto it didn't exist, and if it did I did not know it or like it. - Osvaldo Fattorusso… An exact replica of the original Clave label LP release of fourteen crucial tracks by these Uruguayan legends, whose line-up includes members of Totem and Limonada, and features the compositional abilities of poet/panhandler and acid casualty Eduardo Mateo and his alter-ego, candombe legend Ruben Rada. El Kinto began their brief but eventful life in music playing in the dark shadows at Orfeo Negro (Black Orpheus), a night club near the Portones de Carrasco in Montevideo, Uruguay. Inspired by the way Tropicalistas like Os Mutantes were transforming the pop music of Brazil, El Kinto embraced their own native music forms—but, as always, they went a step further: they integrated candombe and bossa nova into beat music, but they also added their own notion of “psicodelics.” They experimented with newness in all its variety—new sounds from their guitars, new types of vocal delivery, new ways of striking the drums (with little brooms, with gavels or their hands). As one journalist noted in 1969, “El Kinto, directed by the brilliant Mateo, and amplified to the maximum... creates a frenzy of rhythmic music in which—with force and conviction—pure wave ‘beat’ is synthesized with the warmth of the African drums.” The result of the group’s tireless experiments is music which sounds fresh and engaging today. In a world dominated by the commercialization of everything—including (although it is difficult to comprehend)—the arts, all we can say is, thank god for El Kinto! Now, on to the presentation—the highest quality mastering and pressing (done at Acoustech Mastering/RTI in California, the same people who master and press every title that audiophile label Classic Records makes); the resulting LP is housed in a poly-lined sleeve, inside an ultra-heavy 1960's style jacket, which is housed in a loose-fitting plastic sleeve. Inside you will find a double-fold insert packed with photos, detailed band history, and lyrics for this most important of Uruguayan bands, printed on 100% recycled paper. The LP labels are replicas of the Sondor originals. A top of the line pressing all the way. Limited edition of 500 copies.
LIMONADA- LIMONADA LP (lion productions, usa)
*shop favorite restocked… Although they sprung ready-made from of the ashes of legendary candombe/beat group El Kinto, one of the best-kept secrets from Uruguay’s musical mythology is nevertheless the group of musicians who recorded one album as Limonada. So what happened? The story starts with the end of El Kinto, when band leader and iconoclastic maniac Eduardo Mateo decided to embark on a solo career (see our Lion Productions collection of his early music for more details), and the other members of El Kinto said “let’s do something together.” And so it was that in the middle of 1970, Limonada recorded their one and only album, “LimoNada” (Sondor 33.111). It is a strange record, with backwards tape splices and abrupt song changes, that remains at the same time absolutely accessible and very groovy, in a Tropicalia sort of way, which might explain why it was an immediate success. In truth, it’s a profound mystery why the Limonada LP—one of the ten best sellers of its time within three weeks of its release—seems to have vanished from the consciousness of even the most devoted fans of obscure music. Until now, of course. Now, on to the presentation—the highest quality mastering and pressing (done at Acoustech Mastering/RTI in California, the same people who master and press every title that audiophile label Classic Records makes); the resulting LP is housed in a poly-lined sleeve, inside an ultra-heavy 1960's style jacket, which is housed in a loose-fitting plastic sleeve. Inside you will find an insert with historical background on the Uruguayan scene, details of the band’s past, plenty of photos, as well as a brief overview of the legendary Sondor label, printed on 100% recycled paper. The LP labels are replicas of the Sondor originals. A top of the line pressing all the way. Limited edition of 500 copies.
EMMANUELLE PARRENIN- MAISON ROSE LP (lion productions, usa)
*shop favorite restocked… We begin by saying that this is an album unlike any other. A bold statement, perhaps. Yet look in the “Scented Gardens of the Mind” book and you will see this description: “a revelation of a folk album, with songs of incredible beauty and innovative arrangements. It features traditional instruments you’ve hardly ever heard before and touches of the avant-garde. Play this album directly after that of another randomly chosen female folk album, and you will notice the difference! This is one of the best!” Parrenin had been part of a traditional “antique folk” movement in France in the late 1960’s (she was in many ways a French equivalent to Sandy Denny or Mandy Morton); indeed, she had recorded eight albums with musicians from this scene before “Maison Rose”—her best, and last album, recorded in 1976 and released the following year. The record seems to alternate between a cosmic take on an ancient Breton sound, and delicate, multi-tracked ballads—ranging from sounds that would not be out of place on an Ash Ra Tempel album to elements of traditional French folk music (including home-made instruments) that are just as exotic. Certainly, the avant-garde edge lurking beneath the simple folkiness of “Maison Rose” puts in mind the explorations of Brigitte Fontaine with her sometime musical voyager Areski; there are also suggestions of the pastoral caranavserai aesthetic of Vashti Bunyan, as well as the multi-track sensuality of Linda Perhacs (to name two much-touted singers who seem to have a similar ability to enchant). But Parrenin has her own style, her music has its own deeply ethereal quality, and the album itself has its own magic spell to cast that renders comparison with other albums unimportant in the end. Magnificent… we say. Now, on to the presentation—the highest quality mastering and pressing (done at Acoustech Mastering/RTI in California, the same people who master and press every title that audiophile label Classic Records makes); the resulting LP is housed in a poly-lined sleeve, inside an ultra-heavy 1960's style gatefold jacket, which is housed in a loose-fitting plastic sleeve. Inside the sleeve, you will find an insert with full details on Ms. Parrenin, printed on 100% recycled paper. The LP labels are replicas of the Ballon Noir originals. A top of the line pressing all the way. Limited edition of 500 copies.
HASIL ADKINS- OUT TO HUNCH LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… The coolest collection of all time 50's/60's hunchers by the legendary one man racket squad/rockabilly maniac, crudely recorded in his West Vee-Ay shack! This is the one that started the Big Ruckus! Unreal whompus!
HASIL ADKINS- WILD MAN LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… more great 50's/60's hunchers by the legendary one man racket squad/rockabilly maniac, crudely recorded in his West Vee-Ay shack! This is the one that started the Big Ruckus! Unreal whompus!
HASIL ADKINS- PEANUT BUTTER ROCK & ROLL LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… More whangin’ stomper killers from the King Of The Hunch, gaw-ron-teed to wilt houseplants, scorch speaker fabric, and kill crabs, lice, rats & unwanted roommates in one long playing blast! All previously unreleased vintage material circa 1958-63!
HASIL ADKINS- MOON OVER MADISON LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Gut wrenching, life altering songs straight from the deep, dark & moody backside of Hasil’s soul, showcasing his direct bludline to the Kountry Kings. The purest, truest voice in country music alive today. Great liners on this and peanut butter rock & roll by demented scribe king Nick Tosches!
JOHNNY BURNETTE- CRAZY DATE: ROCK AND ROLL DEMOS VOL. 1 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Volume one of a two lp series. This pair of Norton LP-only releases delivers 36 unreleased 1957-60 rock n' roll demos -- 27 on vinyl for the very first time! Includes the original demos of Believe What You Say and It's Late, both smash hits for Ricky Nelson! Johnny was striving for commercial success but was still aflame with his native Memphis rhythm.
JOHNNY BURNETTE- WAMPUS CAT: ROCK AND ROLL DEMOS VOL. 2 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Volume two. Despite the sometimes crude, stripped down, off the cuff nature of these demos, they are in fact some of Johnny and Dorsey Burnette's finest post-Rock N' Roll Trio recordings. Devoid of strings and pop-oriented studio trickeries that often clouded the Burnette's later material, the recordings presented here showcase the Memphis musical roots which provided the backbone of the Johnny Burnette sound.
JOHNNY BURNETTE AND THE ROCK 'N ROLL TRIO- JOHNNY BURNETTE AND THE ROCK 'N ROLL TRIO LP (norton/coral, usa)
*At long last! Tear it up with this straight up, big sounding 180 gram reissue of the fifties’ finest half hour and change! This sonic ‘57 platter is an unparalleled masterpiece - Memphis rockabilly at its full throttled best! Includes the Trio’s blazing take of Tiny Bradshaw’s Train Kept A-Rollin’ plus eleven more stunners - every one a classic! THEE ULTIMATE!!! Limited 180 gram LP!
CHARLIE FEATHERS- UH HUH HONEY LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Echo ridden genius behind 50's rockabilly killers like Tongue Tied Jill, One Hand Loose, Bottle To The Baby, Jungle Fever! Don't let the 60's n' 70's vintage throw ya, 'cause ya git some of the tip top daddy's most primo flipouts (inc. his entire classic lp that rockabilly cat + wigged 45's like Stutterin' Cindy n' That Certain Female) plus previously unissued material!
CHARLIE FEATHERS- TIP TOP DADDY LP (norton, usa)
*shop favorite, in stock for the first time!!! Now that everybody and his MTV damaged brother's gone "unplugged", it's time for Charlie Feathers to mop up the floor with the lot of 'em! Two dozen incredible unissued acoustic demos 1958-73 further boost the rep of Memphis' primo daddy-o! Awesome, spinechilling supremity!
CHARLIE FEATHERS- WILD SIDE OF LIFE: RARE & UNISSUED RECORDINGS VOL. 1 LP (norton, usa)
*shop favorite restocked… Norton is very proud to present three full volumes of Charlie Feathers, featuring rare and unissued recordings spanning his entire career. This series has been much anticipated by rockabilly fans worldwide and the wait is over! Each set features liner notes by Mike Hurtt including interviews with Charlie's family, friends and fellow musicians as well as unbelievable photos. Many rare titles are offered from master tapes for the first time since their initial release. Twenty-five performances that have never been issued anywhere!
CHARLIE FEATHERS- HONKY TONK KIND: RARE & UNISSUED RECORDINGS VOL. 2 LP (norton, usa)
*shop favorite restocked… Volume 2 of 3 volumes of Norton's Charlie Feathers series, featuring rare and unissued recordings spanning his entire career.
CHARLIE FEATHERS- LONG TIME AGO: RARE & UNISSUED RECORDINGS VOL. 3 LP (norton, usa)
*shop favorite restocked… Volume 3 of 3 volumes of Norton's Charlie Feathers series, featuring rare and unissued recordings spanning his entire career.
BOBBY FULLER- ROCK AND ROLL KING OF THE SOUTHWEST LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… We heard your call and we're heeding the needy - here comes Bobby Fuller and the Fanatics on black wax full lengths - all recorded in his garage studio on Album Avenue in El Paso, Texas. Dig our obsession with the Bobby and with the great teen stomp combos of the Southwest with our wax series on the scene, starting right here!
BOBBY FULLER- BOBBY FULLER LIVE!!! LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Bobby Fuller was making records, running a night club, and dragging a professional recording deck to his shows in Texas years before he made any records outside of his home state. Check out this astonishing sampling of live sounds and prepare yourselves for another upcoming volume of mayhem from West Texas!
DALE HAWKINS- DAREDEVIL LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Astonishing supercharged unreleased landmark teenage recordings 1956-1964 from the one rock n' roll's mightiest original maulin' kings, mr. dale hawkins! Norton presents for the first time ever the swampy, blues infested demo of rock n' roll icon-legend-anthem Susie Q (featuring 15 year old James Burton on lead guitar!) plus tons of early monsters which document the beginnings of the often imitated/never duplicated patented Hawkins sound! Package features unseen photos galore, massive interview packed bio reignites the fever for the Hawk himself!
RON HAYDOCK & THE BOPPERS- 99 CHICKS LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Massive collection on well deserved cult icon Ron Haydock delivers his insane 1950's rockers and Ray Dennis Steckler soundtrack numbers plus rare demos, all culled from original master tapes! Giant bio, photos, deluxe 28 page booklet! Meet our beloved Mister Rat Fink, RIP! Read all about his majesty in KICKS #7 then spend your days adoring him! Chicago’s answer to Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps!
LONG JOHN HUNTER- OOH WEE PRETTY BABY LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Oh, yes, finally in Nortophonic Loud Sound, the original Yucca masters come to life with enough stomp blues wail to set ya pants afire! The real deal gittar man who started the whole El Paso Rock deal rollin' is now on Norton with his early greasy SW grinders! Get thee ready to salivate aplenty! Catch Long John in action on tour & holler for all his Yucca/Norton wildies! He's sure to oblige!
THE JUNIOR RAYMEN- RUMBLE '66 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Link Wray's nephew Vern circa 1966 with his teen combo the (what else?) Junior Raymen whangin' away on four Link stompers & an original, Rat Fink on this killer mini-LP! The J.R.'s star never got a chance to shine, as Vern was killed a few months after these sessions! Produced by Vernon Wray!
PHANTOM RAIDERS - NEW SOUND '67 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… killer surf/frat rock… Steppin' Stone / Stick Shift / Gloria / Day Tripper / Devil With A Blue Dress On / New Sound '67 / Walk Don't Run / I'm A Believer / Pipeline / Last Kiss / Wipeout.
JOHNNY POWERS- LONG BLOND HAIR LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Legendary '57-59 Fortune & Sun tracks, unreal title cut on Fox, the insanely rare Mama Rock (ished only in Australia), scads of frantic demos & outtakes! A wild collection by one of the greatest rockers ever!
JACK STARR- BORN PETRIFIED LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… 18 rabid frothers from the late, great Texas brainiac + a coupla his bizarre radio ads all gut stitched into one frantic footlong! Truly "out there" stuff w/raw 50's side & a flip full of savage 60's garage toons! Boss sleeve inc. stills from his still-to-be-retrieved Dallas vice squad monster flicks!
TEMPOS - SPEAKING OF... LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Two Timer / Last Time / You're Not Here / Wipeout / You're Gonna Miss Me / Money / You Got Me Goin' Out Of My Mind / Pardon Me / Heartbeat / I've Got A Girl / To Conquer This Whole World / Baby It's You.
GENE VINCENT AND THE BLUE CAPS- BLUEJEAN BOP! LP (norton/capital, usa)
*amazing norton/capital back catalog title in stock for the first time… August 1956 Bluejean Bop / Jezebel / Who Slapped John? / Ain’t She Sweet? / I Flipped / Waltz Of The Wind / Jump Back, Honey, Jump Back / That Old Gang Of Mine / Jumps. Giggles and Shakes / Up A Lazy River / Bop Street / Peg O’ My Heart.
GENE VINCENT AND THE BLUE CAPS- GENE VINCENT AND THE BLUE CAPS LP (norton/capital, usa)
*amazing norton/capital back catalog title in stock for the first time… March 1957 Red Bluejeans And A Pony Tail / Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me / Unchained Melody / You Told A Fib / Cat Man / You Better Believe / Cruisin’ / Double Talkin’ Baby / Blues Stay Away From Me / Pink Thunderbird / I Sure Miss You / Pretty, Pretty Baby.
GENE VINCENT AND THE BLUE CAPS- GENE VINCENT ROCKS AND THE BLUE CAPS ROLL LP (norton/capital, usa)
*amazing norton/capital back catalog title in stock for the first time… March 1958 Brand New Beat / By The Light Of The Silvery Moon / You’ll Never Walk Alone / Frankie And Johnnie / In My Dreams / Flea Brain / Rollin’ Danny / You Belong To Me / Your Cheatin’ Heart / Time Will Bring You Everything / Should I Ever Love Again / It’s No Lie.
GENE VINCENT AND THE BLUE CAPS- A GENE VINCENT RECORD DATE LP (norton/capital, usa)
*amazing norton/capital back catalog title in stock for the first time… September 1958 Five Feet Of Lovin’ / The Wayward Wind / Somebody Help Me / Keep It A Secret / Hey Good Looking / Git It / Teenage Partner / Peace Of Mind / Look What You Gone And Done To Me / Summertime / I Can't Help It / I Love You.
GENE VINCENT AND THE BLUE CAPS- SOUNDS LIKE GENE VINCENT LP (norton/capital, usa)
*amazing norton/capital back catalog title in stock for the first time… 1959 Gene’s final lp with the Blue Caps. Includes songs written by Johnny Burnette and Johnny Carroll! My Baby Don’t ‘Low / I Can’t Believe You Want To Leave / I Might Have Known / In Love Again / You Are The One For Me / Reddy Teddy / I Got To Get To You Yet / Vincent’s Blues / Maybe / Now Is The Hour / My Heart / Maybelline.
GENE VINCENT- CRAZY TIMES LP (norton/capital, usa)
*amazing norton/capital back catalog title in stock for the first time… May 1960 First time ever reissue of very scarce STEREO version of Gene’s last Capitol LP! From master tapes! Includes alternate take of Darlene! Crazy Times / Crazy Times / She She Little Sheila / Darlene / Everybody's Got A Date But Me / Why Don't You People Learn How To Drive / Green Back Dollar / Big Fat Saturday Night / Mitchiko From Tokyo / Hot Dollar / Accentuate The Positive / Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / Pretty Pearly.
LINK WRAY- HILLBILLY WOLF: MISSING LINKS VOL. 1 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Ravin' rockabilly roots of Lucky Wray & the Palomino Ranch Gang thru the early days of the Raymen! Unreal, classic rocked up hillbilly hall o' fame- worthy boppers! Soo-perb!
LINK WRAY- BIG CITY AFTER DARK: MISSING LINKS VOL. 2 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… More snarlin' savagery from Link, w/ previously unished live stompers @ '61 plus wild unished studio recordings! Ultimate crime inspiring whangery that spits, sweats and swaggers. Thee ultimate!
LINK WRAY- SOME KINDA NUT: MISSING LINKS VOL. 3 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… More Link & the Raymen in their prime-- early & midsixties rarities!
LINK WRAY- STREETS OF CHICAGO: MISSING LINKS VOL. 4 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… After a 6 year diggin' spree we've come up with this series' strongest volume yet! A sonic 7 song unissued studio + live roundup from 1959-65, the Linkster's primo racket time!
LINK WRAY & THE WRAYMEN- LINK WRAY & THE WRAYMEN LP (norton/epic, usa)
*amazing norton/epic back catalog title in stock for the first time… Norton Records Special Products Division, in conjunction with Epic/Sony Music, is proud to bring you this long demanded rerelease of Link Wray's original 1960 debut LP! The all instrumental album includes Link's smash hit Raw-Hide, the often covered Comanche, the chill bumpin' ballad Lillian and nine more cuts, with absolutely zero overlap with Link's previous Norton material! Issued with the original lustrous godlike full color cover!
V/A- EVERYBODY'S BOPPIN': EARLY NORTHWEST ROCKERS & INSTRUMENTALS VOL. 1 LP (norton, usa)
V/A- CHICKEN SESSION: EARLY NORTHWEST ROCKERS & INSTRUMENTALS VOL. 2 LP (norton, usa)
V/A- SHAKE UM UP ROCK: EARLY NORTHWEST ROCKERS & INSTRUMENTALS VOL. 3 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Three massive volumes of rare and unissued early boppers, rockers and instrumentals 1957-1964! Includes earliest recordings by Paul Revere & The Raiders and the Wailers!
V/A- THE BEST OF JUSTICE RECORDS LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Tempos - Two Timer / Fugitives - On The Run / Tony Lane And The Fabulous Spades - Baby Please Don’t Go / Mod And The Rockers - Gonna Love You Every Day / Skip And The Creations - Harlem Shuffle / Stowaways - You Lied / Barracudas - I’m A Man / Phantom Raiders - (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone / Rockets Combo - Topless A Go Go / Speckulations - Carol, Carol / Tempos - Pardon Me / Fugitives - Kidding Around / Stowaways - Just A Toy / Turks - Tell Me Now / Skip And The Creations - Ninety-Nine And A Half.
V/A- KICKSVILLE! RAW ROCKABILLY ACETATES VOLUME 1 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… You thought you knew it all? Think again! Here comes the debut volume of Kicksville, our newly hatched series of wild unissued 1950s rockabilly acetates that defies all logic! Forget looking for these on original 45s -- they were never issued to begin with! Available on vinyl for the first time ever are early un-ished slammers from legendary stars Jimmy Grubbs, Scotty McKay, Ray Pate, Danny Dell and Art Adams, presented side by side with mayhem from unknown kings. In a word, this blast is atomic! For the crowd who wants it all and more, we serve up Kicksville, on the washable, resilient, eternally reliable black polyvinyl chloride format preferred by sound hounds. On Norton Records... of course!
V/A- KICKSVILLE! RAW ROCKABILLY ACETATES VOLUME 2 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Make way for the massive second volume in the super hep and ultra rockin' KICKSVILLE series of raw rockabilly acetates! Heard it all, you say? Think again! You ain't heard none of these flat out monsters and that's for darn sure! Plus the only way to complete your Hasil Adkins collection is to nab this honey! And speakin' of honeys, yes that's the Haze's favorite platinum powerhouse, roots and all, on the cover, gettin' her two bits worth outta the Seeburg Select-o-matic!
V/A- KICKSVILLE! RAW ROCKABILLY ACETATES VOLUME 3 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Here’s the third set in Norton’s popular KICKSVILLE series of raw unissued rockabilly acetates! This installment comes on like gangbusters with never before heard demos from rockin’ icons Benny Joy and Danny Dell, Florida mauler Ray Pate (with 12 year old bro Donnie’s stunning guitar work!), Volume Two favorite Eddie McCall and other deadly rhythm kings! 18 unissued killers! Dig a special two-fisted bonus as you feast your ears on first ever demo recordings by future surf legend Gary Usher and hit maker Ral Donner!
V/A- KICKSVILLE! RAW ROCKABILLY ACETATES VOLUME 4 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Still more wild rockabilly acetates! This special dallas edition showcases the strong influence that Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps held over the wild bands on the Big D teen scene. In fact. Vincent’s original demo of Say Mama (with Ronnie Dawson on guitar!) is on tap here! Be sure to dig all four volumes of this sensational series!
V/A- BEST OF TWIST-A-RAMA: 1960'S NY STATE GARAGE BANDS VOL. 1 LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Whoa dad! Our first time reissue of this insanely rare 1965 garage band LP features some of the crudest, most primitive lo-fi sixties teen raunch EVER! TWIST-A-RAMA was a local TV teen talent show that ruled the Mohawk Valley in Upstate NY and this album was issued to showcase first time recordings by fourteen local teen bands, all of whom appeared on the TV show! Hank Brown, the host of the show, still rules the airwaves of Central New York State with his top rated morning radio show. The original LP is a highly sought after lo-fi teen masterpiece. This collection of raw crude teen manglers presents the little known regional New York State rock n' roll scene. Cool package includes pix/notes/ interviews plus two newly found bonus tracks! This release kicks off a series of New York State garage sounds sure to please sixties sound hounds who dig their music RAW! Audiophile alert: This album mastered from a mint copy of the TWIST-A-RAMA LP. Due to the primitive fidelity and astonishingly low grade plastic used on the original 1965 pressing, surface noise is detectable. It is presented in the highest possible fidelity.
V/A- WOLF CALL! LP (norton, usa)
*amazing norton back catalog title in stock for the first time… Howlin' 1957-64 insane rarities culled from the vaults of Golden Crest, the fabled East Coast wax domain that spawned the likes of the Fabulous Wailers, Mando & the Chili Peppers, Mask Man & the Agents and loads more raunchy, greasy, slobberin' clobberers! Mammoth full-out Nortophonic loud sound abundance roars forth with an astonishing barrage of foot stompin', brain sprainin' teentown tantrums guar-anteed to take your house party from zero to sixty-nine in two seconds flat! Rare photos, extensive liner notes, lotsa cuts presented for the first time on CD! Label oddities abound on Golden Crest: insanely rare picture sleeves (the Four Bars, Donny Lee Moore and four different promo only Wailers jackets to name but a few), limited edition EP's (ever see the Mando and the Chili Peppers four tracker or the bizarre Wailers /Three Graces split platter?) and of course, the variety of boldly regal label designs-all presented for your drooling pleasure on this luxe package. Rock n' roll, instrumentals, rockabilly, doo-wop, soul floor shakers, hairy squallers a-plenty! Sure to elevate your status in all sudsy circles!
TAKEHISA KOSUGI- CATCH-WAVE CD (world psychedelia, south korea)
*shop favorite restocked… Takehisa Kosugi is without doubt one of the most important and influential figures of the Japanese avant-garde still performing. Over the years he has worked with everyone from John Cage to Sonic Youth as well as being an active member of the Fluxus group and starting his own performance units Group Ongaku and the Taj Mahal Travellers. His album “Catch-Wave,” originally released in 1975, features on side A "an excerpt from a meta-media solo improvisation" utilizing heavily-processed violin, voice, radio and oscillators (the latter modified via wind and light) to create a massive drone. Side B is "a triple performance by a solo vocalist" where a vocal phrase is taken and electronically modified until it loses any meaning other than as part of the wave form.” Booklet contains biography, and discography for this important avant-garde performer.
THE PYRAMIDS- LALIBELA LP (ikef, usa)
*'We were playing music to burst out of our bodies. Extremely free! Extremely intense!' -- Idrissa Ackamoor. The Pyramids came together in the feverish expat climate of Paris & Amsterdam in 1971 where the three Antioch classmates -- Idrissa Ackamoor, Margo Ackamoor and Kimathi Asante -- hooked up with drummer Donald Robinson and began to flesh out their own brand of musical freedom, but it was the subsequent pilgrimage back to Africa that proved to be the young musicians' creative awakening & truly set their brand of spiritual jazz apart from the pack. Cut just months after their return to Yellow Springs, Ohio in 1973 with kindred players jumping in on the session, Lalibela is an urgent, beautiful & massive two track suite of propulsive Afrodelic cosmic earth groove. Exact repro of the ultra-rare private issue LP on the band's Pyramid Records label. Remastered from the original source tapes. 180 gram virgin vinyl pressing.
THE PYRAMIDS- KING OF KINGS LP (ikef, usa)
*'There were spirits in that recording studio! I remember a feeling of spiritual strength while we were recording! Images and sounds reverberating off the walls!' - Idris Ackamoor. Though only a year had passed in the time between the fierce abandon of Lalibela and 1974's King Of Kings, it signaled a monumental shift for the band. By 1974, the core Pyramids continued their musical odyssey with their Lalibela collaborators -- percussionists Hekaptah, Marcel Lytle and saxophonist Masai -- while welcoming drummer-in-exile Donald Robinson back to the Pyramids' Midwestern American family. Inspired, the group set to shape a set of compositions that most fully realized -- in form, feel & reflection -- their African passage. On a spring day in 1974, the Pyramids went into a remote 16-track studio called Appalachia Sound Recording hours from Antioch in Chillicothe, Ohio -- the site of ancient native Indian burial mounds -- and, with no less intensity than before, cut a warm and infectious spiritual jazz masterpiece -- King of Kings -- in a day and headed back to Antioch that night. Exact repro of the ultra-rare private issue LP on the band's Pyramid Records label. Remastered from the original source tapes. 180 gram virgin vinyl pressing.
THE PYRAMIDS- BIRTH/SPEED/MERGING LP (ikef, usa)
*A psychedelic Afrojazz stunner that capped off a feverish diaspora from the Midwest to the Bay Area by way of Africa. Cut in 1975, Birth/Speed/Merging was the band's highest end production to date and their final recorded act. The mood was celebratory, carnivalesque and wholly in the groove. Features the burning classic 'Black Man & Woman Of The Nile.' Remastered from the original source tapes. 180 gram virgin vinyl pressing.
ALICE B. TOKLAS- DIMENSION 618: TIMELESS 12” (slow to speak, usa)
*An intriguing one-sided release featuring music from guitarist John Abercrombie's 1974 solo debut on ECM, Timeless, and having something to do with writer Alice B. Toklas. Featuring Jan Hammer on organ, piano, and synthesizer and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Silkscreened lettering on jacket… The 1979 Foundation For The Black Arts Presents 'Timeless' ...sequestered moments written by John Abercrombie. Chosen by Paul Nickerson for Poverty's Paradise, Inc. Hand crafted 1st edition pressing -- 100 scribed. This release is in direct conflict with the Unlawful Societies Act of 1799." We try, we struggle, all the time to find words to express our love. The quality, the quantity, certain that no two people have experienced it before in the history of creation. We have known each other forever, since before conception even. We remember playing together in a playpen, crossing paths at F.A.O Schwarz. We remember meeting in front of the holy temple in the days before Christ, we remember greeting each other at the Forum, at the Parthenon, on passing ships as Christopher Columbus sailed to America. We have survived a pogrom together, we have died in Pachau together, we have been lynched by the Ku Klux Klan together. There have been cancer, polio, the bubonic plague, consumption, morphine addiction. We have had children together, we have been children together, we were in the womb together. Our history is so deep and wide and long, we have known each other a million years. And we don't know how to express this kind of love, deep and wide and long, we have known each other a million years. And we don't know how to express this kind of love, this kind of feeling. I get paralyzed sometimes. One day, we are in the shower and I want to say to him, I could be submerged in sixty feet of water right now, never drowning, never even fearing drowning, knowing I would always be safe with you here, knowing that it would be ok to die as long as you are here. I want to say this but don't. -- Elizabeth Wurtzel
SONIA ROSA- BOSSA ROSA DE SONIA CD (continental/warner bros., brazil)
*Gentle bossa nova blowing in from the south thanks to the lovely Sonia Angelica de Carvalho Rosa on this rare LP; Rosa’s tender voice and sweet acoustic bossa tunes are backed by unobtrusive orchestrations arranged by Chiquinho Moraes—and gentle and wonderful they are. The album was released in 1968, when Sonia (a contemporary of Nara Leão on the bossa nova scene of the late 1960’s) was 18 years old, surprising, as it includes six original songs. Sonia went to Japan when she was 20 years old and did not return to Brazil. Remastered from the original tapes, and it shows, as the sound quality is stupendous. Call it music to listen to through vintage tube amps.
JONGO TRIO- JONGO TRIO CD (emi, brazil)
*Rare second Copacabana Records album from 1972 by the Jongo Trio, a bossa nova group who managed to blend vocals and keyboards together into a magical whole! the harmony vocals of the Jongo Trio soar above the music, in itself a groove laid down on bass, keyboards (organ, electric piano, acoustic keyboards), and percussion. Includes a fantastic up-tempo version of Joao Gilberto’s ‘Aguas De Marco,’ plus the standout tracks ‘Alo Feveiro,’ ‘Quem Vem La,’ ‘Cavaleiro De Aruanda,’ among others.
OS 3 MORAIS- OS 3 MORAIS CD (emi, brazil)
*If you like groovy Brazilian music, this one should appeal to you. On this album (1971), Os 3 Morais blend some of the baroque orchestrations that grace the music of Marcos Valle and Antonio Adolfo, the jazz/funk underpinnings of Som 3, and the vocals of harmony groups like Quarteto Em Cy. Includes an impressive version of Marcus Valle’s ‘Freio Aerodynamico’—well worth buying it just for that alone; of course, the summery ‘Azul Da Cor Do Mar’ is pretty great too, and the groove of ‘Se Quiser Valer’ cooks. Other tracks include ‘Tico Tico No Fuba,’ ‘Se Quiser Valer,’ and ‘Sambachiana’.
ADOLFO E A BRAZUCA- ADOLFO E A BRAZUCA CD (odeon/emi, brazil)
*A lost treasure from Brazilian Antiono Adolfo—a keyboard player, arranger, whom many consider to be one of the most important musicians of his generation. This oftentimes dreamy album from 1971 has Adolfo working with A Brazuca, who add excellent vocal harmonies to the proceedings; they add spice to this amalgam of electric piano, guitars, and orchestrations. The end results are excellent: the track ‘Atenção! Atenção!’ sounds to us like a missing track from the original Tropicalia compilation, especially when the fuzz guitar kicks in! ‘Pela Cidade’ sounds very much like the groovy sexy arrangements by Jean-Claude Vannier for Serge Gainsbourg/Jane Birkin erotic classics. But then, you’ve got the Adolfo’s ferocious vocals set against the ghostly melody in ‘Tributo a Victor Manga’ to make one think of something quite different. Includes the breezy classic ‘Transamazonica,’ as well as ‘Que Se Dane,’ ‘Atencao Atencao,’ ‘Claudia,’ ‘Panorama,’ ‘Tributo A Victor Manga,’ ‘Caminhada,’ ‘Grilopus No 1,’ among others. There are other artists on a similar plane of existence (Marcos Valle, Edu Lobo, Milton Nascimento spring to mind); Adolfo’s music resembles that of his more famous contemporaries in that he blends funk, jazz, MPB, and baroque orchestrations. It is the supple fusion of these disparate elements that has made Adolfo's records from this period extremely sought after by record collectors.
CLAUDIA- VOCE CLAUDIA VOCE CD (odeon/emi, brazil)
*This out of print 1971 lp is a nice album jazzy album, with stylish orchestrations by Geraldo Vespar and Orlando Silveira, that reminds a lot of people of the records by Marcos Valle from the late 1960's; almost unknown outside of Brazil, Claudia has more than twenty albums, having her career peak at early 70's. She won some important recognition at the "Festivais da Canção" and for a certain period, divided with Elis Regina the public and media recognition of being the best Brazilian Diva. Claudia's vocals are set among an intelligent mix of organ, abundant percussion, horns, and strings, at all times demonstrating a strong commitment to the groove; it also has a Nancy Sinatra-esque go-go vibe mixed in with the bossa/swing, which only adds another rather bizarre level of interest.
EVA- EVA CD (odeon/emi, brazil)
*Sweet bossa nova inflected soul and pop album from singer Eva (1974), with orchestrations by Gaya; the album includes American pop ballads (a frenetic version of ‘Moon River’, for example), plus originals along the lines of post-bossa nova singers like Doris Monteiro or Claudette Soares, although more modern in their approach.
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