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The Strange World Of Planet X (1958)


cosmic_monsters_poster_01THE STRANGE WORLD OF PLANET X (1958) a.k.a. Cosmic Monsters, The Crawling Terror, The Cosmic Monster, and The Crawling Horror. Forrest Tucker (F-Troop) stars in this stiff-lipped British sci-fi offering about magnetic experiments, giant insects and alien warnings threatening the entire world. Which covers a lot of ground… and might explain why it was released under so many titles. More or less a cheap mash-up of plots from better alternatives. Of course, there’s a brainy science babe that puts all the dumb chauvinistic males on notice. In that regard, Tucker proves to be an embarrassing pick-up artist. Includes some spooky theremin music, too. EXCLAMATION-MARKED TAG LINE!: Every Second Your Pulse Pounds They Grow Foot By Incredible Foot! DIALOG ALERT: “Well, that DO make it nice. That’s American slang… it means, that DO make it nice.” Find The Strange World Of Planet X at Amazon, HERE. New Movies, Fridays ‘Round Midnight.

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CHET ATKINS & LES PAUL Chester & Lester (Expanded Edition 1977)

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Two Legends Havin’ Fun Doin’ What They Do

The legendary Les Paul was in his 60s and retired when country great Chet Atkins lured him into the studio for the first time in a decade for this blissful collection of instrumental standards. It’s all one could ask for from two guitar masters who have no illusions about getting radio play, and no intentions of making a run for the charts. It’s almost entirely live in the studio, punctuated with occasional, back-and-forth vocal bantering and joking between the two friends, making this swinging musical dialog a repeat listening treat. As a whole, it’s a Sunday morning reflection, as opposed to a Saturday night hootenanny. “Do you know Mel Bay?,” Lester asks Chester during the fade out of “Out Of Nowhere.” “Mel Bay… yeah, sells guitar books,” Chester replies. “Well, let’s send for it,” jokes Lester, as they both break into laughter. A more heart-warming pairing, or delightful LP, is hard to imagine. This bonus track reissue is @ Amazon, HERE.

It’s Been A Long, Long Time (3:34)
Medley: Moonglow/Picnic (Theme From ‘Picnic’) (4:45)
Caravan (3:19)
It Had To Be You (3:35)
Out Of Nowhere (3:15)
Avalon (6:33)
Birth Of The Blues (3:07)
Someday Sweetheart (3:23)
Deed I Do (2:32)
Lover Come Back To Me (2:43)
The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise (2:21) – BONUS TRACK
You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me (2:50) – BONUS TRACK
Caravan (Alternate Version) (3:17) – BONUS TRACK
Medley: Moonglow/Picnic (Theme From ‘Picnic’) (Rehearsal Version) (5:21) – BONUS TRACK

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BRUCE PALMER (Buffalo Springfield) The Cycle Is Complete (1971) – Two Very Different Versions Of The Bassist’s Only Solo Album

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The Cycle Is Complete (Vinyl) (1971)
The Cycle Is Complete (CD) (2010)
Two Vastly Different Versions Of The Same Album

Competing with Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Richie Furay for creative space within Buffalo Springfield, it’s not surprising that bassist Bruce Palmer never wrote or sang any material for the short-lived super-group (before they knew they were super). Post Springfield, after years of dealing with pot busts and Canadian deportation issues, Palmer would eventually channel his individuality into his only solo album, The Cycle Is Complete – an esoteric, meandering, slightly psychedelic instrumental LP featuring 4 folky/jazzy, multi-layered jam improvisations, backed by members of the 60s group Kaleidoscope… and funkster Rick James (before he knew he was Rick James). The All Music Guide, giving it 4-1/2 stars, posits “the end result is something along the lines of latter-era Traffic and the psychedelic soul of Rotary Connection.” But that description suggests coherence, which Cycle rarely trafficks in. The album was, as you might imagine, totally ignored back in the day. In 2010, Collector’s Choice would re-issue the LP on compact disc, but… in a vastly different form, featuring totally different mixes for much of the material – while substituting around 11 minutes of the LP with unreleased material. Julian Cope’s Head Heritage explains: “The majority of the album consists of a pair of tracks cut from the same hours-long cloth of improvisation that was excerpted and stitched together into two sprawling instrumentals, “Alpha-Omega-Apocalypse” and “Oxo.” However, both of these tracks on the CD reissue do not match those found on the original Verve-Forecast album. Although “Oxo,” from the original album, is present in its entirety on the CD, it’s as the final 7 minutes of “Alpha-Omega-Apocalypse,” while conversely: “Alpha-Omega-Apocalypse” (from approximately 4:20-9:00) is used as the first 4:40 minutes of the CD version of “Oxo.” Outside of these two overlapping transpositions, about 11 minutes of previously unreleased material is present on the CD version while much of the album version of “Alpha-Omega-Apocalypse” (remains) unique to the LP. So, The Cycle Is Complete on CD is not…complete.” Further… the CD’s liner notes offer no explanation for the missing/additional music (though the track times are relatively similar). Palmer would disappear from the radar after this album’s release, resurfacing in the 80s for a brief time with Neil and a couple different Springfield revival bands in the 90s. Too bad… he had a lot to offer creatively, which both of these albums make clear. Hear the CD version of “Interlude,” below. Find both versions of The Cycle Is Complete – Vinyl (HERE) & CD (HERE) – at Amazon.

Alpha-Omega-Apocalypse (16:43)/(16:42)
Interlude (1:58)/(1:58)
Oxo (7:08)/(7:57)
Calm Before The Storm (9:55)/(10:12)
Timing = (Vinyl)/(CD)

MOJO PRESENTS… Life Companion – 15 Tracks That Shaped Keith Richards (2015)

MOJO Life CompanionLife Companion – 15 Tracks That Shaped Keith Richards (September, 2015)

The latest free CD from the September, 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is a tribute to The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards, who has a new solo album out. Instead of going for a straight blues comp, which might be expected when one 20/20s Keith Richards career in hindsight, this comp seems more reflective of what was actually on his record player back in the day…. back when he was subliminally laying the groundwork for what would become the longest-standing rock ‘n’ roll band ever. Includes music from Scotty Moore (Elvis’ guitar man), Jimmy Reed, Buddy Holly, The Coasters, The Everly Brothers, Muddy Waters and more. As you should already know… you can head to the archives to find all 161 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

Scotty Moore Trio Have Guitar Will Travel (1:59)
Chuck Berry
Little Queenie (2:39)
Little Richard
Lucille (2:23)
Bo Diddley
Diddley Daddy (2:25)
Buddy Guy
First Time I Met The Blues (2:16)
Pat Hare
I’m Gonna Murder My Baby (3:09)
Muddy Waters
Rollin’ Stone (3:05)
Jimmy Reed
Bright Lights Big City (2:34)
The Coasters
Poison Ivy (2:39)
Fats Domino
Blue Monday (2:14)
Jay McShann
Confessin’ The Blues (2:49)
The Everly Brothers
All I Have To Do Is Dream (2:21)
Buddy Holly
Learning The Game (1:59)
Sanford Clark
Son-Of-A-Gun (2:33)
Hoagy Carmichael
The Nearness Of You (3:21)

THE BEATLES: THE CAPITOL ALBUMS VOLS. 1 & 2 (Original US Albums 2004/2006) – Meet The Beatles, The Beatles’ Second Album, Something New, Beatles ’65, The Early Beatles, Beatles VI, Help!, Rubber Soul

41n4dPP4jpLNOW INCLUDING THE TRUE MONO 2nd PRESSINGS OF RUBBER SOUL & BEATLES VI ! NOTE: These are NOT the 2014 re-issues that inexplicably used 2009 remastered files instead of the original, very different, Capitol masters we all remembered. These are the Capitol/Apple 2004 & 2006 box sets that were “compiled from the original U.S. master tapes.” The Brits must think we’re daft for dragging these mangled, reverb-laden old Capitol Records releases back from oblivion and into the digital age. For youngsters not acquainted with the peculiarities of Beatlemania in America, Capitol Records took George Martin’s original tapes and doused them in reverb, then chopped the British albums into smaller, differing LP configurations, all to squeeze a few extra albums, and a lot more sales, out of a fad that was practically guaranteed to expire before the last lunch box or bubblegum card could roll off the assembly line. That’s how the The Beatles’ UK debut morphed into their 5th LP in the States, how The Beatles’ Second Album ended up being almost a ‘covers’ album, and how Capitol was able to squeeze out five Beatles albums in 1965 alone, Beatles ’65 (actually issued in December ’64), The Early Beatles, Beatles VI, Help! and Rubber Soul. For disciples, there are oddities to be found buried in these digital grooves; like the false start on “I’m Looking Through You” and the original score music from Help! (first time on CD). It should be noted that the first pressing of Beatles VI and Rubber Soul were marred by using “folded down” mono versions, 51JN6M0E24Lby lazily “folding” two stereo tracks into one. But the 2nd pressings of the Vol. 2 box corrected that stupidity. We’ve now got both mono versions for those LPs available. For all their faults, Capitol did do one thing right for the new millennium crowd… they fit both stereo and mono versions onto one disc. Something that would have been nice for the 2009 reissues, but there was too much money involved to allow that to happen. A Hard Day’s Night is not included in the first Capitol box, as it was originally issued on United Artists Records – though Something New closely approximates it. As for Yesterday And Today and Revolver, I’m not really sure of the reasoning for leaving them out. So… why is it we Yanks seem to be clinging to these clearly inferior versions, oh-so-many decades later? Well, truth is… we’re not. Capitol was merely filling a minor marketing void with these re-issues, so except for those rabid collectors that just must have it all, there’s really only one reason all this stuff could hold any interest for the average Joe… memories. Those misty, water-colored memories of the way we were. Personally, I like the nifty cover reproductions. Of course, we’ve got dozens of Beatles-related posts hiding in the archives… just click HERE. You can get the 2004/2006 Capitol boxes at Amazon, HERE & HERE. File Under: The Beatles – Pop Rock, Vocal Group.
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I Want To Hold Your Hand
I Saw Her Standing There
This Boy
It Won’t Be Long
All I’ve Got To Do
All My Loving
Don’t Bother Me
Little Child
Till There Was You
Hold Me Tight
I Wanna Be Your Man
Not A Second Time

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Roll Over Beethoven
Thank You Girl
You Really Got A Hold On Me
Devil In Her Heart
Money
You Can’t Do That
Long Tall Sally
I Call Your Name
Please Mr.Postman
I’ll Get You
She Loves You

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I’ll Cry Instead
Things We Said Today
Any Time At All
When I Get Home
Slow Down
Matchbox
Tell Me Why
And I Love Her
I’m Happy Just to Dance With You
If I Fell
Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand

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No Reply
I’m A Loser
Baby’s In Black
Rock And Roll Music
I’ll Follow The Sun
Mr. Moonlight
Honey Don’t
I’ll Be Back
She’s A Woman
I Feel Fine
Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby

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Love Me Do
Twist And Shout
Anna (Go To Him)
Chains
Boys
Ask Me Why
Please Please Me
PS I Love You
Baby It’s You
A Taste Of Honey
Do You Want To Know A Secret

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Kansas City
Eight Days A Week
You Like Me Too Much
Bad Boy
I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party
Words Of Love
What You’re Doing
Yes It Is
Dizzy Miss Lizzie
Tell Me What You See
Every Little Thing

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Help!
The Night Before
From Me To You Fantasy (Instrumental)
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
I Need You
In The Tyrol (Instrumental)
Another Girl
Another Hard Day’s Night (Instrumental)
Ticket To Ride
The Bitter End / You Can’t Do That (Instrumental)
You’re Gonna Lose That Girl
The Chase (Instrumental)

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I’ve Just Seen A Face
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
You Won’t See Me
Think For Yourself
The Word
Michelle
It’s Only Love
Girl
I’m Looking Through You
In My Life
Wait
Run For Your Life

TITO & TARANTULA Tarantism (1997) & Lost Tarantism (2015) + THE PLUGZ Electrify Me (1978), Better Luck (1981) + PSYCHOTIC AZTECS Santa Sangre (1998)

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Lost Tarantism (2015)
Rock & Boogie Blues: Mexicali Style

My first dose of Tito & Tarantula was seeing the crazed, south of the border barroom scene in the Robert Rodriguez (& Quinten Tarantino) flick, From Dusk Till Dawn (watch below). The band performed two songs, a raging “Angry Roaches” and the hypnotically sultry “After Dark,” receiving equal screen time with a ravishing Selma Hayek. Tito Larriva’s history in the music biz dates back to 70s punkers, The Plugz, and Mex-roots rockers, The Cruzados. His acting career has helped to draw attention to the obscure, but outrageously cool, Tito & Tarantula, mixing Texas boogie blues rock with a Mexicali aesthetic. He’s also been a regular in other Rodriquez films, Desperado, Once Upon A Time In Mexico and that cool Machete trailer from the Grindhouse project. Rodriguez, a hot-shot guitarist in his own right (check out the incredible Chingon, HERE), co-produces this self-released debut. Lost Tarantism is a brand new 2015 studio album made up of compositions penned during the original Tarantism sessions, but left unfinished. They’re now dusted off and re-recorded, 18 years later. We’ve got more Tito & Tarantula in the archives, including Back Into The Darkness, Hungry Sally & Other Killer Lullabies, Little Bitch & Andalucia (all HERE). Find Tarantism (HERE) and Lost Tarantism (HERE) @ Amazon.

TARANTISM
After Dark (3:44)
Smiling Karen (3:58)
Slippin‘ And Slidin‘ (3:43)
Strange Face (5:38)
Angry Cockroaches (4:39)
Back To The House (That Love Built) (4:32)
Jupiter (6:08)
Sweet Cycle (4:58)
Flying In My Sleep (3:58)
Killing Just For Fun (4:23)

LOST TARANTISM
When To Let It Go (3:58)
Back To Mexico (4:26)
Jokes On Me (4:14)
Damn Good Day To Die (4:03)
Cry In The Night (4:06)
See You On The Way Down (4:57)
Navajo In A UFO (4:24)
Wild Love (3:35)
You Don’t Scare Me (4:13)
Gimme Respect (4:14)
To Paradise (3:51)
In My Arms Tonight (4:56)

TITO-RELATED BONUSES

THE PLUGZ Electrify Me (1978)
THE PLUGZ Better Luck (1981)
PSYCHOTIC AZTECS Santa Sangre (1998)
Just A Tip Of The Tito Iceberg

Here’s a small sampling of some earlier work from Tito Larriva. The Plugz are largely considered one of the very first LA punk bands, though, their early spiky take on raw, ragged rock (now) pales in intensity to what would follow. It’s still effective, though. Electrify Me was their 1978 debut, but I’m often drawn to 1981’s Better Luck, as the band widened their horizons beyond punk, while keeping much of the spike. If you ever give one of those music ‘Blindfold Tests,’ “Red Eye #9′”s a must use – as unknowing listeners will be totally confused by the Roger McGuinn vocals and Monkees production. The Psychotic Aztecs’ Santa Sangre, from 1998, is defined more by the darker, heavier, more ethnic edge Larriva’s work developed in later years – the kind of stuff that initially drew me to the guy in the first place. Electrify Me (HERE) goes for big bucks at Amazon, if you’re looking for a hard copy. You won’t have any better luck with Better Luck (HERE), which is also rare. You can still find The Psychotic Aztecs cheap, (HERE).

THE HILLBENDERS Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry (2015) – The Who’s Classic… Bluegrass Style

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You Say You Don’t Have Enough Tommy’s
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A self-explanatory new version of The Who’s Tommy, performed in a welcoming relaxed bluegrass style. It’s way too easy to debate the pros or cons of this idea, but it’s actually a fun listen, and works (for me, anyway) because vocalist Nolan Lawrence manages to deliver a viable and appropriate alternative to Roger Daltry’s iconic vocals with relative ease. The five-piece band is no stranger to covering pop material (their 2012 debut featured The Romantics’ “Talking In Your Sleep”), so these guys may just be frustrated rockers hiding out on a backwoods porch… in plain view. But, no matter. It’s there is you’re curious, or if you don’t have enough Tommy’s on the shelf already. This one, however, does happen to be better than a bunch of those that are already available. Find it at Amazon, HERE.

Overture (3:49)
Captain Walker (1:41)
1921 (2:20)
Amazing Journey (3:00)
Sparks (2:50)
Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker) (2:05)
Christmas (4:11)
Cousin Kevin (3:39)
The Acid Queen (3:15)
Do You Think It’s Alright (0:26)
Fiddle About (1:19)
Pinball Wizard (3:43)
There’s A Doctor (0:22)
Go To The Mirror (2:58)
Tommy, Can You Hear Me (0:56)
Smash The Mirror (1:19)
Sensation (2:20)
Miracle Cure (0:13)
Sally Simpson (3:35)
I’m Free (1:58)
Welcome (3:39)
Tommy’s Holiday Camp (0:48)
We’re Not Gonna Take It/See Me, Feel Me (5:24)

WILCO Star Wars (2015) – Free For The Asking!

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A Straight-Up Barter: LP @256 For Your Email Addy

Wilco is giving away their new 11-song album, Star Wars. Click the link (HERE) and give ’em your email. Nice fellas. Thanks to The Chairman for the tip.

THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Freaky Styley (1985) + The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (1987) + Demos And Raw Tapes: Uplift Mofo Party Plan Sessions (1987)

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Freaky Styley (The Definitive Remaster) (1985/2003)
The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (Japanese SHM Reissue) (1987/2009)
Audaciously Funky Brilliance…

The Red Hot Chili Peppers were firing on all cylinders by 1987, crafting a minor funk/rock/metal masterpiece with The Uplift Mofo Party Plan, their third LP, and – for my money – a powerful and convincingly original “fusion” album cut from its own cloth… seemingly oblivious to what was fashionably going on around them in the mid-80s. And, with all due respect to Chad Smith, who would join the Peppers’ ranks after this release, drummer Jack Irons is simply on fire here. This unit’s previous effort, 1985’s undeniably funky Freaky Styley, set the stage for it, boasting production from Funkadelic’s George Clinton (and support of former James Brown tribesmen, Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley), in a loose, groovy, smoke-filled, weed party of a gathering that would be completely unrecognizable to the hordes of later RHCP fans that would surface in the 90s and beyond. “Hollywood (Africa)” – a reworking of the famed Meters track “Africa” – is simply one of the coolest, funkiest white boy concoctions ever produced. That it came from California surf punks like the Peppers in the first place is a testament to something, whatever that may be. The band would never be the same after these two releases, finding MTV and worldwide success, while losing both guitarist Hillel Slovak (to heroin) and drummer Jack Irons. But, for some of us, stuck in our own past perhaps (but quite content there), it never got better than this. Find reissues of Freaky Styley (HERE) and The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (HERE) at Amazon.

FREAKY STYLEY
Jungleman (4:09)
Hollywood (Africa) (5:04)
American Ghost Dance (3:51)
If You Want Me To Stay (4:07)
Nevermind (2:48)
Freaky Styley (3:40)
Blackeyed Blonde (2:41)
The Brothers Cup (3:28)
Battleship (1:54)
Lovin’ And Touchin’ (0:37)
Catholic School Girls Rule (1:56)
Sex Rap (1:55)
Thirty Dirty Birds (0:15)
Yertle The Turtle (3:47)
Nevermind (Demo) (2:17) – Bonus Track
Sex Rap (Demo) (1:37) – Bonus Track
Freaky Styley (Original Long Version) (8:49) – Bonus Track
Millionaires Against Hunger (Previously Unreleased) (3:27) – Bonus Track


THE UPLIFT MOFO PARTY PLAN
Fight Like A Brave (3:54)
Funky Crime (3:01)
Me And My Friends (3:09)
Backwoods (3:08)
Skinny Sweet Man (1:17)
Behind The Sun (4:41)
Subterranean Homesick Blues (2:35)
Party On Your Pussy (3:16)
No Chump Love Sucker (2:42)
Walkin’ On Down The Road (3:50)
Love Trilogy (2:42)
Organic Anti-Beat Box Band (4:11)
Behind The Sun (Instrumental Demo) (2:56) – Bonus Track
Me And My Friends (Instrumental Demo) (1:55) – Bonus Track

BONUS RE-UP FROM 2009
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Sizzling Live/Unreleased Studio Instrumentals

A collection of live studio takes from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Great sound and lots of action. “Fire” features vocals, but the rest of the tracks are sizzling live-in-the-studio instrumentals. Two tracks (included above) were first used for the 2003 reissue of The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (“Behind The Sun” & “Me And My Friends”), and were already omitted when I got this set years ago.


Backwoods (3:25)
Instrumental 1 (0:57)
Party On Your Pussy (4:24)
Instrumental 2 (1:48)
Instrumental 3 (2:50)
Instrumental 4 (2:19)
Instrumental 5 (1:02)
Instrumental 6 (2:17)
Blues For Meister (2:58)
Walkin‘ On Down The Road (3:57)
Instrumental 7 (4:30)
Love Trilogy (2:46)
Organic Anti-Beat Box Band (3:59)
Fire (w/vocals) (2:08)
Instrumental 8 (1:21)
Party On Your Pussy (Take 2) (3:34)
Subterranean Homesick Blues (2:32)
Funky Crime (3:10)
Backwoods (Take 2) (3:15)
Fight Like A Brave (4:00)
No Chump Love Sucker (2:51)
Skinny Sweaty Man (1:19)

VELVERT TURNER GROUP Velvert Turner Group (1972) – A Convincing Hendrix Disciple / 2CD RE-UP

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Is There A Hendrix In The House?… Times Two!

UPGRADED! Recorded in 1972 and self-produced by the title guitarist/vocalist, Velvert Turner Group draws its inspiration from VT’s obvious (and reportedly personal) mentor, Jimi Hendrix, circa 1970 – the final year of Jimi’s life. Turner routinely appropriates Hendrix’s guitar stylings and, especially, his vocal phrasing, most noticeably on the tracks “Three O’Clock Train,” “Talkin’ Bout My Baby” and “‘Xcuse Me, Gentlemen (The Fall Of Atlantis).” Turner’s non-Hendrixian music is actually rather unique, if somewhat tough to fully embrace, and relatively interesting in a pop/jam free-wheeling 70s sort of way. Not necessarily “essential,” but a fun artifact of an era when the void left by Hendrix’s departure from this plane of existence was tangible and heartfelt. Big thanks to JackH for supplying this new, 2CD limited edition (1,000) remaster from 2011, which not only upgrades the overall sound of our old vinyl rip, but includes “both original mixes” of the album. Find the 2011 2CD reissue of Velvert Turner Group at Amazon, HERE.

1 – Rock Mix
Madonna (Of The Seven Moons) (3:40)
Talkin’ ‘Bout My Baby (4:00)
Country Chicken (2:48)
Strangely Neww (5:15)
Scarlet Warrior (3:34)
Three O’Clock Train (5:09)
Just Look And See (4:23)
‘Xcuse Me Gentlemen (The Fall Of Atlantis) (4:27)
(Love Rides…) The Slow Swirling Seas (3:36)
Freedom (5:50)

2 – Soul Mix
Madonna (Of The Seven Moons) (3:33)
Talkin’ ‘Bout My Baby (4:01)
Country Chicken (2:51)
Strangely Neww (5:00)
Scarlet Warrior (3:39)
Three O’Clock Train (5:09)
Just Look And See (4:25)
‘Xcuse Me Gentlemen (The Fall Of Atlantis) (4:40)
(Love Rides…) The Slow Swirling Seas (3:45)
Freedom (5:53)

DREAM SYNDICATE The Days Of Wine And Roses (1982) – Unreleased 2015 2CD Deluxe Edition

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Velvets For The Rest Of Us

UPGRADED 2009 POST: I may get my Pontification License revoked for stating this, but I’ve always liked the idea of The Velvet Underground more than much of their actual music. Yeah, I know… as sacrilegious as it is to suggest, VU had a few too many fractious elements for my tastes, though… I still own and enjoy a couple of their early LPs. So why then is The Dream Syndicate’s The Days Of Wine And Roses one of my all time favorites? After all, it’s essentially a distillation of The Velvet’s three chord banging, incessant rhythms and slacker, monotone vocals. Any VU fan would probably consider the album a two-bit rip off… or worse, since it lacks VU’s dangerous sex and drug themes. And, they’re probably right. But, The Dream Syndicate still manages to stretch The Velvets’ DIY simplicity into a debut that captures all the droning, disengaged desperation that made screeds like “Heroin” or “Waiting For The Man” so essential.

What we have here is an upgrade from our 2009 post, featuring the new 2015 remaster (with all new bonus tracks), combined with the completely different set of bonuses from the 2001 reissue. So we’re calling this a “Deluxe Edition,” though our savvier readers will already know what we’re up to (as our 8 previous “Deluxe” posts, below, should confirm). Hit the archives for more from The Dream Syndicate, including The Day Before Wine And Roses: Live at KPFK, September 5, 1982 (A pre-LP live radio performance, HERE) and The Complete Live At Raji’s (2CD HERE). Go to Amazon to find the 2001 CD (HERE) and 2015 remaster (HERE) of The Days Of Wine And Roses.

1 – The Original Album (2015 Remaster)
Tell Me When It’s Over (3:32)
Definitely Clean (3:30)
That’s What You Always Say (3:13)
Then She Remembers (4:08)
Halloween (6:10)
When You Smile (4:16)
Until Lately (6:51)
Too Little, Too Late (3:28)
The Days of Wine and Roses (7:34)

2 – 2015 & 2001 Bonus Tracks
Is It Rolling, Bob? (1:23) – Bonus Track
A Reason (4:07) – Bonus Track
Still Holding On To You (6:47) – Bonus Track
Armed With An Empty Gun (5:40) – Bonus Track
Like Mary (8:34) – Bonus Track
Outside The Dream Syndicate (10:43) – Bonus Track
Sure Thing (4:02) Down There EP Version
That’s What You Always Say (4:23) Down There EP Version
When You Smile (3:10) Down There EP Version
Some Kinda Itch (5:32) Down There EP Version
Too Little, Too Late (3:40) – Rehearsal
Definitely Clean (3:36) – Rehearsal
That’s What You Always Say (3:58) 15 Minutes Version
Last Chance for You (2:40) 15 Minutes Version

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Stripped DeluxeSugar Cane's Got The BluesThe Gold Experience (Deluxe)Kooper Deluxe
Shotgun Willie DeluxeFlashback DeluxeRagged Glory DeluxeBest Of Both Worlds Deluxe

KAMIKAZE GROUND CREW Kamikaze Ground Crew (1985)

Kamikaze Ground CrewKamikaze Ground Crew (1985)
Juggling A Host Of Styles And Influences…

Fun debut from the Kamikaze Ground Crew, a loose conglomerate of performers and players that first emerged from the orchestra pit of the juggling/performance art troupe, The Flying Karamazov Brothers. Those who know the Karamazovs from 70s/80s television, remember well the troupe’s expertly irreverent performances with great fondness. And, while their instrumental accompaniment was generally backgrounded, the musical punctuation always managed to add a colorful dimension and circus-like atmosphere to the mile-a-minute showmanship. The Kamikaze Ground Crew picks up where the Karamazov Brothers’ musical pit-crew left off, incorporating klezmer, vaudeville, gypsy-chic, ethnic folk music, three-penny opera, jazz and German beer hall oom-pah into an eclectic musical gumbo. Hear the overture from their 1985 debut, below, for a taste of the proceedings, while the Flying Karamazov Brothers video at the bottom will offer a reminder of the entertaining roots of this long running musical outfit – which, over the course of around a half-dozen LPs, has included the likes of Steven Bernstein (The Lounge Lizards, Sex Mob) and Peter Apfelbaum (Carla Bley, The Hieroglyphic Ensemble), among others. Find Kamikaze Ground Crew at Amazon, HERE.

Overture: The Phoenix/Jungle Interlude/Ituri Circus/The New Chumleighland March (4:06)
Alabama Song (3:07)
Wendy’s (2:30)
Fanfare (0:21)
Teddy Bears’ Picnic (2:50)
Fanfare – ‘5’ (1:15)
Blue Wheels (4:35)
Stupid Song (1:01)
Wa-Wa-Wa (3:05)
Rearranging The Deckchairs On The Titanic (2:30)
Grushome (The Cannonball Juggler) (3:14)
Fanfare (0:15)
What? (2:12)
Desert Funk (4:35)
Thunder And Blazes (2:55)
Turn Your Lights Off (3:13)

Enjoy a taste of The Flying Karamazov Brothers, who are to juggling what Penn & Teller are to magic. I posted this just as a reference reminder, but ended up watching the entire show myself.

Cun Cun Revival

Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 1.40.10 PMHere’s a tip for fans of Acid Mothers Temple, Henry Cow, Bo Hansson, Daevid Allen & Gong (and its many offshoots), Popol Vuh, Brian Eno, Omega, Xhol Caravan, Magma and way too many others to mention. Check out Cun Cun Revival (HERE), Drago Museveni’s continuation of his previous blog, Cun Cun NaMa!, with nearly 1,300 posts – in 2015 alone, so you’re bound to find something up your alley. I arrived for the The 40th Anniversary Henry Cow Box Set and got lost in the amazing array of artists and titles. There’s a shameful lack of feedback, so show some love for the effort while you’re there.

THE ROLLING STONES: The Marquee Club Live In 1971, The Brussels Affair ’73, L.A. Friday (Live 1975), Some Girls Live In Texas ’78, Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981), Live At Leeds Roundhay Park 1982, Live At The Tokyo Dome Tokyo 1990, Light The Fuse: A Bigger Bang Tour Toronto Live 2005, Hyde Park Live 2013

Sticky Fingers LiveSticky Fingers Live (2015)
Sway (3:37)
Dead Flowers (4:14)
Wild Horses (4:42)
Sister Morphine (5:55)
You Gotta Move (3:38)
Bitch (4:27)
Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (7:21)
I Got The Blues (4:30)
Moonlight Mile (4:41)
Brown Sugar (7:22)

The Marquee Club Live In 1971The Marquee Club Live In 1971 (2015)
Live With Me (4:17)
Dead Flowers (4:15)
I Got The Blues (3:35)
Let It Rock (2:32)
Midnight Rambler (9:52)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (4:58)
Bitch (4:11)
Brown Sugar (4:15)
I Got The Blues (Alternative Take 1) (4:12) – Bonus
I Got The Blues (Alternative Take 2) (3:52) – Bonus
Bitch (Alternative Take 1) (4:24) – Bonus
Bitch (Alternative Take 2) (4:18) – Bonus

Brussels coverThe Brussels Affair ’73 (2013)
Brown Sugar (3:56)
Gimme Shelter (5:33)
Happy (3:14)
Tumblin’ Dice (5:04)
Star Star (4:16)
Dancing With Mr. D (4:38)
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) (5:03)
Angie (5:15)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (11:01)
Midnight Rambler (12:53)
Honky Tonk Women (3:12)
All Down The Line (4:21)
Rip This Joint (2:25)
Jumping Jack Flash (3:27)
Street Fighting Man (5:15)

L.A.Friday (Live 1975) (2013)
1
Honky Tonk Women (5:29)
All Down The Line (4:05)
If You Can’t Rock Me (3:25)
Get Off Of My Cloud (4:03)
Star Star (4:46)
Gimme Shelter (6:12)
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg (4:25)
You Gotta Move (4:33)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (15:23)
Happy (3:59)
Tumbling Dice (5:24)
Band Intros (1:21)
It’s Only Rock N Roll (6:04)
Heartbreaker (5:03)
2
Fingerprint File (9:24)
Angie (5:18)
Wild Horses (7:25)
That’s Life (Billy Preston & The Rolling Stones) (3:17)
Outta Space (Billy Preston & The Rolling Stones) (4:05)
Brown Sugar (4:16)
Midnight Rambler (15:15)
Rip This Joint (2:06)
Street Fighting Man (4:06)
Jumping Jack Flash (6:58)
Sympathy For The Devil (10:22)

Some Girls Live - In Texas '78Some Girls Live In Texas ’78 (2014)
Let It Rock (2:13)
All Down The Line (3:57)
Honky Tonk Woman (3:38)
Star Star (3:48)
When The Whip Come Down (5:13)
Beast Of Burden (6:29)
Miss You (8:36)
Just My Imagination (6:40)
Shattered (4:45)
Respectable (3:23)
Far Away Eyes (5:51)
Love In Vain (4:54)
Tumbling Dice (4:39)
Happy (3:13)
Sweet Little 16 (3:12)
Brown Sugar (3:15)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (6:15)

Rolling StonesHampton Coliseum (Live 1981) (2013)
Under My Thumb (5:04)
When The Whip Comes Down (5:07)
Let’s Spend The Night Together (4:32)
Shattered (4:50)
Neighbours (4:23)
Black Limousine (3:28)
Just My Imagination (9:47)
Twenty Flight Rock (1:48)
Going To A Go Go (4:03)
Let Me Go (5:25)
Time Is On My Side (4:13)
Beast Of Burden (7:25)
Waiting On A Friend (5:55)
Let It Bleed (6:58)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (9:35)
Band Introductions (1:43)
Little T&A (3:59)
Tumbling Dice (4:49)
She’s So Cold (4:26)
Hang Fire (2:41)
Miss You (7:46)
Honky Tonk Women (3:43)
Brown Sugar (3:39)
Start Me Up (5:06)
Jumping Jack Flash (8:44)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (7:29)

coverLive at Leeds Roundhay Park 1982 (2013)
Under My Thumb (3:42)
When The Whip Comes Down (4:13)
Let’s Spend The Night Together (4:15)
Shattered (5:01)
Neighbours (4:11)
Black Limousine (3:41)
Just My Imagination (9:06)
Twenty Flight Rock (1:46)
Going To A Go-Go (3:48)
Let Me Go (4:25)
Time Is On My Side (3:44)
Beast Of Burden (8:55)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (11:04)
Band Intros (1:15)
Little T & A (3:31)
Angie (4:42)
Tumbling Dice (4:18)
She’s So Cold (4:05)
Hang Fire (2:48)
Miss You (8:31)
Honky Tonk Women (3:28)
Brown Sugar (3:45)
Start Me Up (5:28)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (6:53)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (7:18)

coverLive At The Tokyo Dome 1990 (2013)
Start Me Up (4:05)
Bitch (3:47)
Sad Sad Sad (3:46)
Harlem Shuffle (4:18)
Tumbling Dice (3:57)
Miss You (6:43)
Ruby Tuesday (3:20)
Almost Hear You Sigh (5:18)
Rock And A Hard Place (5:16)
Mixed Emotions (5:21)
Honky Tonk Women (5:01)
Midnight Rambler (10:32)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (7:45)
Can’t Be Seen (5:11)
Happy (4:13)
Paint It Black (4:07)
2000 Light Years From Home (6:49)
Sympathy For The Devil (7:59)
Gimme Shelter (6:29)
Band Introductions (1:39)
It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (4:26)
Brown Sugar (4:35)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (8:57)
Jumping Jack Flash (7:38)

coverLight The Fuse: A Bigger Bang Tour – Toronto Live 2005 (2013)
Rough Justice (4:15)
Live With Me (4:12)
19th Nervous Breakdown (5:57)
She’s So Cold (4:44)
Dead Flowers (4:18)
Back Of My Hand (5:10)
Ain’t Too Proud To Beg (4:22)
Band Intros (3:29) Infamy (5:50)
Oh No, Not You Again (4:37)
Get Up, Stand Up (6:22)
Mr. Pitiful (3:29)
Tumbling Dice (4:42)
Brown Sugar (4:49)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (5:04)

coverHyde Park Live 2013 (2013)
Start Me Up (4:18)
It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It) (4:47)
Emotional Rescue (5:54)
Street Fighting Man (5:23)
Ruby Tuesday (3:22)
Doom And Gloom (4:17)
Paint It Black (5:01)
Honky Tonk Women (6:59)
You Got The Silver (3:18)
Before They Make Me Run (4:33)
Miss You (7:19)
Midnight Rambler (11:55)
Gimme Shelter (7:16)
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (4:54)
Sympathy For The Devil (6:47)
Brown Sugar (4:55)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (8:05)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (8:20)
Tumbling Dice (4:05)

PRINCE & 3rd Eye Girl “HARDROCKLOVER” (2015)

OCTOBER FACTION October Faction (1985) + The Second Factionalization (1986) w/ Chuck Dukowski, Joe Baiza, Greg Ginn, Henry Rollins, Tom Troccoli & others

October FactionThe Second Factionalization
October Faction (1985)
The Second Factionalization (1986)
Punk Improv…

Rarely do punk and improvisation travel in similar circles, but October Faction, a loose gathering of some of the underground heavies from SST Records, is a fun example of this rare (but not non-existent) phenomenon. October Faction is a 30 minute live jam recorded at The Stone in San Francisco, August 26, 1984. The single track segues from instrumental mayhem to vocalized “songs”… or, at least, vocalized “sections” that have been given song titles… probably after the fact, but I’m not well-versed on these guys’ collective catalogs to know one way or the other. The Second Factionalization is cut from the same cloth, this time featuring two 30-minute tracks recorded (mostly) live in the studio the following year. Hear an eight minute excerpt from the beginning of The Second Factionalization‘s “Pocahontas,” below. Henry Rollins shows up briefly, though, you wouldn’t know it without the liners. We’re lacking in SST material in the archives, but we do have Henry Rollins’ Wartime (1990’s Fast Food For Thought), HERE. Find October Faction (HERE) and The Second Factionalization (HERE), both cheap at Amazon.

OCTOBER FACTION
I Don`t Mean Shit/Todo Para Mi/You, Me/Trail Of Tears/Ten Hour Drive/Gimme A Quarter, Twenty-Five Cents For The Bus/Bad Acid (31:01)

THE SECOND FACTIONALIZATION
Pocahontas (33:19)
Sam (32:29)

Line-up…
Joe Baiza (guitar, vocals)
Chuck Dukowski (bass, vocals)
Greg Ginn (guitar)
Tom Troccoli (harp, vocals)
Greg Cameron (drums) (on October Faction)
Henry Rollins (percussion) (on October Faction)
Bill Stevenson (drums) (on The Second Factionalization)

STEWART COPELAND Talk Radio / Wall Street (1988) – 2 Short Film Scores From The Ex-Police Drummer

Talk:WallTall Radio/Wall Street (1987/1988)
The Ex-Police Drummer Hits His Cues…

I caught the film Talk Radio recently, for maybe the 3rd or 4th time. But it was my first time noticing that former Police drummer Stewart Copeland scored the music. Reason being, it’s buried in the mix of Oliver Stone’s multi-layered, multi-media 1987 film. Yet another Stone flick I’ve enjoyed a love/hate relationship with, as Eric Bogosian’s lead performance is a first-rate tour de force, but his character is so hatefully despicable it’s hard to fully appreciate his thespianism. Stone, on the other hand, is a filmmaker I’ve held in low regard for most of his career. He’s always had abilities, but was always too heavy-handed, obvious and forcefully opinionated for my tastes. Talk Radio may still be a tad obvious, but it might also be Stone’s most inventive and flawlessly executed direction to date – turning Bogosian’s stage show of a guy talking into a microphone into a fluid and engaging visual experience. Is there a bummer lurking in the midst of this score by Stewart Copeland… besides its brevity? Of course! For reasons that escape me, the soundtrack also features voices from the film (not on all tracks, thankfully), which fail to offer any tangible atmosphere… instead, only detracting from Copeland’s considerable ingenuity. Because the soundtrack is so short, the music has been paired with Copeland’s other under-the-radar film score for Oliver Stone’s Wall Street. Barely 15 minutes of music pepper each flick, so this dual-duty disc barely tops 30 minutes, which might be why it’s so obscure. Hearing more examples of Stewart Copeland’s swirling, deliciously inventive melodies and counterpointing, however, makes it easy to understand why Stu wasn’t taking any more of Sting’s horseshit about anything regarding music. We’ve also got Copeland’s essential solo debut (under his own name), The Rhythmatist, HERE. Find Talk Radio/Wall Street @ Amazon, HERE.

TALK RADIO (1988)
Kent: Unpredictable (2:17)
Dietz: Just Come Right In Here, Denise (3:06)
Tlka: We Know Where You Live (3:51)
Tick: We Feel Too Much (2:47)
Trend: He Has Heart (3:11)
WALL STREET (1987)
Bud’s Scam (2:52)
Are You With Me? (1:15)
Trading Begins (2:25)
The Tall Weeds (3:05)
Break-Up (Darian) (2:03)
Anacott Steal (2:54)
End Title Theme (1:15)

MOJO PRESENTS… My Generation (2015)

MOJO My GenerationMy Generation (August, 2015)

The latest free CD from the August, 2015 issue of MOJO Magazine is a celebration of the Mod roots of The Who, this month’s cover boys, who are currently in the midst of their final tour. And… unlike 1982’s “farewell” tour, over 30 years ago, it’s probably true this time. Subtitled “15 Tracks Of ’60s Beat-Filled Teenage Mod Angst,” My Generation is a fun (and still) fresh blast of rockin’ British energy, boasting material not typically found on other MOJO comps. Speaking of which… head to the archives to find all 160 of MOJO‘s freebie CDs, dating back to 1997, HERE.

The Pretty Things Don’t Bring Me Down (2:08)
The Bo Street Runners
I’m A Bo Street Runner (2:04)
Larry’s Rebels
It’s Not True (2:25)
The Mike Cotton Sound
Make Up Your Mind (2:37)
The Stormsville Shakers
Number One (2:25)
The Artwoods
Can You Hear Me (2:54)
The in Crowd
Stop! Wait A Minute (2:06)
John’s Children
But She’s Mine (1:56)
The Fleur De Lys
Wait For Me (2:23)
Golden Dawn
My Time (3:50)
Sons Of Adam
Mr. You’re A Better Man Than I (2:54)
Andy Ellison
Cornflake Zoo (2:00)
Katch 22
Major Catastrophe (2:25)
The Rockin’ Vickers
It’s Alright (2:12)
The Syndicats
Crawadaddy Simone (3:17)

THE COOLIES dig..? (1986) Simon & Garfunkel Trib +
Doug – A Rock Opera And Comic Book (1988)

UPGRADED: Thanks to zuiop for helping us replace our ancient vinyl rips of The Coolies’ dig..? and Doug LPs with the 1995 2CD reissue, Take That You Bastards! For the CD set, the band included a handful of bonus tracks, including b-sides and unreleased material, while – curiously – omitting “Mrs. Robinson” from dig..? (fret not, we’ve put it back in). Some of the song title spellings are a bit different, too, which appears to be more an issue of quality control than design. The music itself, however, sounds great, so those who grabbed our original vinyl rips any time in the last 5 or 6 years are advised to upgrade. Find The Coolies’ Take That You Bastards! @ Amazon, HERE.

dig?dig..? (1986)
Simon & Garfunkel: A Weird Alternate View

Anyone remember satirical rockers, The Coolies? They were part of Danny Beard’s Atlanta-based DB Records (Swimming Pool Q’s, Guadalcanal Diary, Python, among others), and while The Coolies were never the highest profile outfit, two of their 80s albums did manage to survive my vinyl purges of the 90s. To give you an idea of their collective WTF career attitude, the band’s debut, dig..?, is a rocking, irreverent Simon & Garfunkel covers LP (with a dollop of Paul Anka anchored by a Lou Reed sample). These S&G bastardizations exude their own brand of ramshackle charm, via naked, aggressive, head-scratching arrangements – presumably recorded live in the studio. Not necessarily a classic, but a great diversion for those that like their concept albums with tongue in cheek.

Scarborough Fair (2:28)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (4:14)
59th St. Bridge (Feelin’ Groovy) (2:26)
I Am A Rock (4:04)
El Condor Pass (4:07)
Sounds Of Silence (4:35) – Bonus Track
Cecilia (2:30)
Homeward Bound (3:15)
The Only Living Boy In NY (4:38)
Richard Corey (4:04) – Bonus Track
Having My Baby (4:46)
Mrs. Robinson – Omitted from Take That You Bastards! but included here for your convenience

DougDoug (1988)
A Very Twisted Indie Rock Opera

Speaking of concepts… here’s The Coolies’ 1987 follow-up, Doug – a rock opera about a “skinhead who slays a transvestite short-order cook, makes a fortune by publishing the victim’s cookbook, falls prey to drug abuse and paranoia, and ultimately winds up back on the streets. OK then. As you’ll hear, The Coolies use similar tactics on this album as they did on the last one – parody & irreverence – sending up these original tunes with familiar stylistic elements pinched from The Who, Beach Boys and others. The overall production is much better than their debut (thanks to Brendan O’Brien, who also produced the three outtakes), making for a more rockin’ album, while the opening title track boasts the kind of Southern rock riffage the Pool Q’s (HERE, in the archives) were always so good at. The comic book that came with the original is also included.

Talkin’ Bout Doug (2:58)
Ice Cold Soul (2:51)
Pussy Cook (3:13)
Cook Book (3:16)
Shirts And Skins (2:31)
40 Foot Stretch (4:05)
Doug! (1:55)
Coke Light Ice (3:08)
The Last Supper (2:47)
Ain’t Gonna Eat No More (3:40)
Crack Pipe (Burnin’) (4:18)
Poverty (4:56)
Talkin’ Bout Doug (Reprise) (0:57)
Serious (3:06) – Bonus Track
Soul Side Of Your Mind (4:06) – Bonus Track
Done (3:32) – Bonus Track

BARRY McGUIRE This Precious Time (1965) – featuring the debut of The Mamas & The Papas

This Precious TimeThis Precious Time (1965)
Historic Debut Of The Mamas & The Papas…

Producer Lou Adler assembled a high-calibre studio band for former New Christy Minstrel Barry McGuire’s 1965 LP, This Precious Time. Stylistically bowing at the altar of the new electric Dylan, this LP includes John Phillips & P.F. Sloan (guitars), Joe Osborn (bass), Hal Blaine (drums), Steve Barri (percussion) and… the unsigned Mamas & Papas on background vocals. The All Music Guide summed this one up nicely: “A real lost artifact, Barry McGuire’s second album [really his third or fourth] actually has quite a bit of historical significance. After his mega-hit, “Eve Of Destruction,” McGuire was set to do a follow-up album, complete with some excellent P.F. Sloan songs. During the early sessions, The Mamas & The Papas had just come into town. Being old friends of McGuire’s from the folkie days (Barry was the lead voice on “Green, Green,” by the New Christy Minstrels), he invited the group to audition for producer Lou Adler. The rest is history, and this record is essentially The Mamas’ audition, as they sing backgrounds on virtually all of the record. It’s magnificent, too. Hits such as “Do You Believe In Magic,” “Yesterday,” and others work perfectly with McGuire’s gravely lead voice and The Mamas & Papas sweet harmonies. McGuire even cut “California Dreamin’,” and it’s the exact same track as the famous Mamas version, sans Denny Doherty’s lead vocal and Bud Shank’s flute solo. If you’re looking to find the real roots of The Mamas & The Papas, here it is.” We’ve also got the essential Mamas & Papas Complete Anthology box in the archives, HERE, as well as head Papa John Phillips’ 1970s solo LP, Pay Back & Follow (recorded with most of The Rolling Stones), HERE. This Precious Time was reissued in 2009 (as a two-fer with The World’s Last Private Citizen) and is at Amazon (HERE)

This Precious Time (2:50)
California Dreamin’ (2:39)
Let Me Be (2:35)
Do You Believe In Magic (2:16)
Yesterday (2:53)
Hang On Sloopy (4:04)
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues (4:01)
Upon A Painted Ocean (2:57)
Hide Your Love Away (2:48)
I’d Have To Be Outta My Mind (3:45)
Child Of Our Times (3:24)
Don’t You Wonder Where It’s At (2:53)

GNOMIC RINKS A Tribute To KINGfuckin’CRIMSON (2011)

Gnomic RinksA Tribute To KINGfuckin’CRIMSON (2011)
Is It Real Or Is It Memorex?

From Gnomic Rinks’ Bandcamp page (HERE): “Debut release from Greenland’s last prog hope, Gnomic Rinks, entitled A Tribute To KINGfuckin’CRIMSON. Seven instrumental tracks cut from Crimson’s melodic/progressive cloth, mining grooves and space-age guitars, sometimes incorporating themes from KC’s own extensive catalog.” Released August, 2011. Download link in comments.


All Abuzz (6:51)
Walking On Air (5:54)
Only Four On The Floor (6:05)
Glass Tears (1:05)
2 And 2 (3:45)
I Talk To The Wind (4:17)
Bad Groove (13:04)

Porky’s Revenge (Soundtrack 1985) w/ Dave Edmunds, George Harrison, Carl Perkins, Jeff Beck & Bonus Trks!

Porky's RevengePorky’s Revenge (1985)
2004 Reissue Of A Leading Contender For The Best Soundtrack To The Worst Movie Award

Excellent and, more importantly, fun soundtrack to the teen sex romp, Porky’s Revenge. Curator Dave Edmunds got a bunch of his pals together to record new originals and covers for this set; including George Harrison, with a previously unreleased Dylan tune, “I Don’t Want To Do It,” Carl Perkins’ re-visit of “Blue Suede Shoes” (with Edmunds on guitar and at the dials), Willie Nelson’s “Love Me Tender,” Clarence Clemons’ righteous take on the “Peter Gunn Theme,” Jeff Beck’s cover of the classic, “Sleepwalk” and Robert Plant’s Crawling King Snakes’ “Philadelphia Baby.” Of course, Edmunds shines in all his roots-rockin’ glory on some solo offerings, including the infectious “High School Nights”… not to mention a b-side bonus track and a Perkins outtake of “Honey Don’t.” There’s lot’s more Dave Edmunds in the archives, including; Get It, Tracks On Wax 4, The College Radio Network Presents Dave Edmunds And Rockpile, Odds & Edmunds, ROCKPILE’s Seconds Of Pleasure and numerous releases as a session player/producer with Carlene Carter, Nick Lowe & The Flamin’ Groovies… not to mention his filmed performance in Stardust (along with That’ll Be The Day) for your viewing pleasure. ALL HERE. Get Porky’s Revenge at Amazon, HERE.

DAVE EDMUNDS High School Nights (3:12)
DAVE EDMUNDS
Do You Wanna Dance (2:33)
JEFF BECK
Sleepwalk (2:19)
GEORGE HARRISON
I Don’t Want To Do It (2:55)
THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS
Stagger Lee (2:57)
CARL PERKINS
Blue Suede Shoes (2:24)
CLARENCE CLEMONS
Peter Gunn Theme (2:37)
DAVE EDMUNDS
Queen Of The Hop (2:16)
WILLIE NELSON
Love Me Tender (2:32)
THE CRAWLING KING SNAKES w/ROBERT PLANT
Philadelphia Baby (2:18)
DAVE EDMUNDS
Porky’s Revenge (4:46)
CARL PERKINS
Honey Don’t (2:48) – Bonus Track
DAVE EDMUNDS
Don’t Call Me Tonight (2:29) – Bonus Track

ELMORE JAMES & HIS BROOMDUSTERS The Classic Early Recordings: 1951-1956 (2007)

The Classic Early Recordings frontThe Classic Early Recordings: 1951-1956 (2007)
He’s Got Nothin’ On This, Baby…

Righteous 3CD collection of Elmore James’ various sides for many labels from the early to mid-50s. “Dust My Broom” is his signature tune, though… musical archeologists have also attributed the tune’s authorship to James’ mentor, Robert Johnson. This box features tons of outtakes and alternate recordings, making it a rich study for blues fans. The “King Of The Slide Guitar” was name checked by slide-enthusiast George Harrison on The Beatles’ Let It Be (“For You Blue”). Get The Classic Early Recordings: 1951-1956 at Amazon, HERE.

1
Dust My Broom (2:48)
Please Find My Baby (Version 1) (3:05)
Hawaiian Boogie (Version 1) (2:40)
Please Find My Baby (Version 2) (3:09)
Hand In Hand (2:53)
Long Tall Woman (2:57)
Rock My Baby Right (2:51)
One More Drink (Take 1) (3:06)
My Baby’s Gone (2:24)
One More Drink (Take 2) (3:17)
Lost Woman Blues a.k.a. Please Find My Baby (Version 3) (3:17)
I Believe (3:18)
I Held My Baby Last Night (3:32)
Baby What’s Wrong (2:54)
Sinful Woman (2:53)
Round House Boogie a.k.a. Sax Symphonic Boogie (Inst) (2:47)
Dumb Woman Blues (3:12)
Sax-Ony Boogie (Inst) (2:37)
Kicking The Blues Around a.k.a. Flaming Blues (2:57)
I May Be Wrong (2:52)
Sweet Little Woman (3:00)
2
Early In the Morning (2:50)
Can’t Stop Lovin’ (2:26)
Hawaiian Boogie (Version 2) (2:21)
Make A Little Love (2:52)
My Best Friend (Take 1) (2:48)
Make My Dreams Come True (Take 2) (2:46)
Make My Dreams Come True (Take 3) (0:57)
Make My Dreams Come True (Take 4) (2:48)
Make My Dreams Come True (Take 7) (2:43)
Strange Kinda Feeling (Take 1) (2:31)
Strange Kinda Feeling (Take 2) (2:40)
Strange Kinda Feeling (Take 3) (2:49)
Strange Kinda Feeling (Take 4) (0:58)
Strange Kinda Feeling (Take 5) (2:36)
Strange Kinda Feeling (Take 6) (2:43)
Dark And Dreary (Take 1) (0:28)
Dark And Dreary (Take 2) (3:30)
Dark And Dreary (Take 4) (2:49)
Quarter Past Nine (3:32)
Where Can My Baby Be (Take 1) (0:20)
Where Can My Baby Be (Take 8) (2:59)
Where Can My Baby Be (Take 9) (2:58)
Please Come Back To Me (Sho’ Nuff I Do) (3:01)
Session Talk & False Start/Sho’ Nuff I Do (1:32)
Sho’ Nuff I Do (Alternate Take) (2:47)
Sho’ Nuff I Do (2:53)
1839 Blues (3:17)
I Got A Strange Baby (False Start & Chat) (1:03)
Canton Mississippi Breakdown (Instrumental) (2:41)
3
Standing At The Crossroads (2:50)
Late Hours At Midnight (2:47)
Happy Home (2:47)
Sunny Land (3:19)
The Way You Treat Me a.k.a. Mean And Evil (2:15)
No Love in My Heart (2:25)
Dust My Blues (3:12)
I Was A Fool (2:53)
Blues Before Sunrise (2:46)
Good Bye (Baby) (3:00)
So Mean To Me (Take 2) (2:39)
So Mean To Me (Take 3) (2:37)
So Mean To Me (Take 4) (2:30)
Chat & False Start Wild About You Baby (1:01)
Wild About You (3:21)
Wild About You (Baby) (2:42)
Elmo’s Shuffle (Take 3) (Instrumental) (3:11)
Elmo’s Shuffle (Take 4) (2:57)
Elmo’s Shuffle (Take 5) (2:36)
Long Tall Woman (3:41)
Long Tall Woman (2:53)

BIG STAR Thank You Friends: The Music Of Big Star, Alex Chilton And Chris Bell (2012) – Extremely Rare Publisher’s Promo Disc

Big Star Thank You FriendsThank You Friends: The Music Of Big Star, Alex Chilton And Chris Bell (2013)
Very Limited Promo-Only Collection

Fantastic – and fantastically rare – promo-only publishing disc featuring the music of Alex Chilton, Chris Bell and Big Star. In the wake of the 2012 Big Star film documentary, Nothing Can Hurt Me (and 2009 multi-disc box set, Keep An Eye On The Sky), Omnivore Music Publishing issued this very limited CD release to spark commercial/media interest in Big Star’s music. The message being, if Big Star’s “In The Street” can successfully anchor a prime time TV sitcom like That 70s Show, think what it could do for your project. Speculation is that this disc – boasting a host of upgraded mixes and alternative versions (probably culled from the box set, though I haven’t compared) – was produced in quantity in the low hundreds. So, if you stumble on one somewhere, grab it. Even for Big Star students, this a great one-disc collection, but its sumptuous mix of hits, alternates and remastered sound has turned it into a BS go-to disc for me. Major thanks to our good pal RS for the rip. We’ve also got Big Star’s Ardent Studio Session outtakes (HERE) and Nobody Can Dance (studio rehearsals) (HERE) in the archives. Find Keep An Eye On The Sky at Amazon (HERE) if you’re the all-encompassing collector type.

BIG STAR In The Street (Movie Mix) (2:57)
BIG STAR When My Baby’s Beside Me (Alternate Mix) (3:25)
BIG STAR Don’t Lie To Me (Alternate Mix) (2:57)
BIG STAR September Gurls (Movie Mix) (2:46)
BIG STAR O My Soul (Demo) (3:40)
BIG STAR Thirteen (Alternate Mix) (2:46)
BIG STAR The Ballad Of El Goodo (Alternate Mix) (4:30)
ALEX CHILTON The EMI Song (Smile For Me) (4:03)
ALEX CHILTON Free Again (Stereo Mix/Alternate Vocal) (2:58)
ALEX CHILTON All We Ever Got From Them Was Pain (3:23)
CHRIS BELL I Am The Cosmos (Movie Mix) (3:57)
BIG STAR Big Black Car (Rough Mix) (3:40)
BIG STAR For You (Movie Mix) (2:44)
CHRIS BELL with Keith Sykes (Stay With Me (Movie Mix) (2:47)
ROCK CITY Try Again (Movie Mix) (3:37)
ALEX CHILTON Come On Honey (3:35)
BIG STAR My Life Is Right (Alternate Mix) (3:31)
BIG STAR Thank You Friends (Movie Mix) (3:09)

ORNETTE COLEMAN x 4: Free Jazz (1961), Town Hall, 1962 (1965), Hidden Man & Three Women (1996)

Free Jazz BonusTown Hall
Free Jazz (1961)
Town Hall, 1962 (1965)
The Early Groundbreaking Years…

1961’s Free Jazz put the world on notice that altoist Ornette Coleman wasn’t about to recognize any musical limitations. Coleman put together a double quartet; Ornette (sax), Don Cherry (trumpet), Scott La Faro (bass) and Billy Higgins (drums) – in the left channel – Eric Dolphy (clarinet), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Charlie Haden (bass) and Ed Blackwell (drums), in the right. All improvising simultaneously, with no charts, no melodies and no idea what might come of it all. Which is illustrated nicely by this CD edition’s 17-minute bonus track, “First Take,” where some of the ideas and constructs are being formulated on the fly before the original releases’ 37 minute explosion. The 1962 live Town Hall performance finds Coleman fronting a trio – with David Izenzon (bass) and Charles Moffett (percussion) – and bringing along a string quartet (for one track), before breaking into the 23m free-for-all, “The Ark.” Originally issued by ESP Disk in 1965. Find Free Jazz (HERE) and Town Hall, 1962 (HERE) @ Amazon.

FREE JAZZ
Free Jazz (37:08)
First Take (17:03) – Bonus Track


TOWN HALL, 1962
Doughnut (9:35) – Trio
Sadness (4:24) – Trio
Dedication To Poets And Writers (9:20) – String Quartet
The Ark (23:53) – Trio

Hidden ManThree Women
Sound Museum/Hidden Man (1996)
Sound Museum/Three Women (1996)
Conceptually Constructive Until The End…

For what appears to be Ornette Coleman’s last studio albums, the long-standing maverick released two different albums, consisting of two different versions of the same original material. Geri Allen (piano), Charnett Moffett (bass) and Denardo Coleman (drums) – essentially a new generation of players – bring Coleman’s compositional work to life in melodic living color. Three Women even features a vocal track featuring Lauren Kinhan and Chris Walker. Maybe better suited for listeners who enjoy the subtle (or not) differences in approaches and choices available to a group of interacting players, but throughly accessible to relative newbies, too. Hear both versions of the title track, “Sound Museum,” below. Get Hidden Man (HERE) and Three Women (HERE) @ Amazon.

SOUND MUSEUM / HIDDEN MAN
Sound Museum (6:17)
Monsieur Allard (2:57)
City Living (3:21)
What Reason (4:20)
Home Grown (3:08)
Stopwatch (2:25)
Women Of The Veil (4:41)
P.P. (Picolo Pesos) (2:51)
Biosphere (3:11)
Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow (4:10)
European Echoes (3:18)
What A Friend We Have In Jesus (Variation) (4:39)
Mob Job (3:11)
Macho Woman (2:18)


SOUND MUSEUM / THREE WOMEN
Sound Museum (4:54)
Monsieur Allard (2:48)
City Living (3:31)
What Reason (4:59)
Home Grown (3:23)
Stopwatch (2:27)
Don’t You Know By Now (4:23)
P.P. (Picolo Pesos) (3:23)
Women Of The Veil (4:48)
Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow (4:14)
Biosphere (4:23)
European Echos (4:57)
Mob Job (4:22)
Macho Woman (2:41)

THE MOVE Anthology 1966-1972 (2008)
+ more from The Idle Race, Electric Light Orchestra, Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Orchestra, and more!

Move AnthologyAnthology 1966-1972 (2008)
On Paper, This Union Probably Shouldn’t Have Worked…

Fantastic 4CD box set capturing the mad, glorious psychedelia that was The Move. Virtually ignored in America, the band that spawned Roy Wood and Electric Light Orchestra was one of the most fascinating, resourceful and experimental pop outfits – outside of The Beatles – ever exported by the Brits. They were one of only a handful of 60s psych bands that actually created instead of copied, and they could make your head swim with a sumptuous mix of melody, invention and orchestration. Like most Yanks, I came to The Move’s party well after it had been busted up, intrigued by Roy Wood’s wonderfully diverse solo catalog, and motivated by Electric Light Orchestra’s grand pop majesty. It was a marriage that, to this day, still seems quite improbable on paper. As a result, save for a couple of their albums, these ears have no allegiance to any particular versions or running orders, so this box satisfies most of my needs for classic tracks, studio oddities, live material and buried treasures (the acoustic take of “Flowers In The Rain” is a marvel). Lord knows what kind of sorcery was used to revitalize the Live At The Marquee tapes [though, there’s now some info in comments]. Listen for how garbled the between song patter compares to the background harmonies, sounding exactly as one would imagine Roy Wood fronting ELO might sound like. But then… what do I know? I’ve always thought that “Do Ya!” was equally as iconic as “Louie Louie.” Maybe Jeff Lynne thought so, too, since he resurrected the muscular riff for ELO’s New World Record years later. We’ve got lots more from Move/ELO family in the archives, including… THE IDLE RACE The Birthday Party (HERE); THE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA: A New World Record (HERE), Out Of The Blue (HERE), The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach) (HERE), the remastered Zoom (HERE), and a 5 hour collection of Bonus Tracks (HERE); ROY WOOD’s Introducing Eddie & The Falcons & Mustard (HERE) and 1999’s Exotic Mixture: Best Of Singles A’s & B’s (HERE); JEFF LYNNE’S 2012 Mr. Blue Sky – The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra (re-recorded versions) and his first solo album in 12 years, Long Wave (both HERE)… and some cool related stuff, including the 2001 ELO reboot, THE ORCHESTRA No Rewind with Parthenon Huxley (HERE), a cool original tribute L.E.O. Alpacas Orgling (HERE) and an expansive 2CD various artists tribute, Lynne Me Your Ears – A Tribute To The Music Of Jeff Lynne (HERE). Find The Move’s Anthology 1966-1972 at Amazon, HERE.

1
You’re The One I Need (2:03)
I Can’t Hear You No More (2:51)
Is It True (2:04)
Respectable (2:28)
Night Of Fear (Alternate Version) (2:28)
Disturbance (Undubbed Alternate Version) (2:03)
I Can Hear The Grass Grow (Full-Length Version) (3:18)
Move (2:08)
Wave The Flag And Stop The Train (2:58)
(Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree (Original Stereo) (2:59)
Flowers & Lemon Tea (Tony Visconti Talks To The Players…) (1:08)
Flowers In The Rain (2:29)
Cherry Blossom Clinic (Enhanced Stereo) (2:31)
Vote For Me (2:51)
Fire Brigade (Early Piano Version Rough Mix) (2:26)
Useless Information (2:57)
Yellow Rainbow (Enhanced Stereo) (2:43)
Kilroy Was Here (Enhanced Stereo) (2:43)
Fire Brigade (2:23)
The Girl Outside (Alternate Take) (3:00)
Mist On A Monday Morning (Enhanced Stereo) (2:31)
Flowers In The Rain (Acoustic Version Rough Mix) (2:35)
Simple Simon (Backing Track Take 6 Rough Mix) (2:06)

2 – LIVE AT THE MARQUEE 1968
Move Bolero (0:19)
It’ll Be Me ( 2:41)
Too Much In Love (2:32)
Flowers In The Rain (2:28)
Fire Brigade (2:31)
Stephanie Knows Who (3:10)
Somethin‘ Else (2:21)
So You Want To Be A Rock’n’Roll Star (3:13)
The Price Of Love (4:44)
Piece Of My Heart (4:07)
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher (4:04)
Sunshine Help Me (6:55)

3
Somethin‘ Else (EP Version) (2:33)
Sunshine Help Me (EP Version) (5:19)
Wild Tiger Woman (UK Single Edit) (2:35)
Omnibus (Enhanced Stereo) (3:53)
Blackberry Way (3:42)
A Certain Something (Piano Version Rough Mix) (3:53)
Curly (2:46)
Second Class (She’s Too Good For Me) Part 1 (1:28)
Second Class (She’s Too Good For Me) Part 2 (2:15)
Beautiful Daughter (Reduced Mix) (2:37)
This Time Tomorrow (3:43)
Hello Susie (Abridged) (3:34)
Don’t Make My Baby Blue (6:16)
The Last Thing On My Mind (7:37)
Open My Eyes (Live at the Fillmore West 1969) (6:50)

4
I Can Hear The Grass Grow (Live at the Fillmore West 1969) (10:04)
Brontosaurus (US Promo Edit) (3:18)
When Alice Comes Back To The Farm (3:43)
Turkish Tram Conductor Blues (Take 5 Rough Mix) (4:53)
Feel Too Good (8:16)
Lightnin‘ Never Strikes Twice (3:13)
Ella James (3:14)
Tonight (US Edited Version) (2:55)
Do Ya (Edited Version) (3:14)
Chinatown (3:08)
California Man (3:37)
The Duke Of Edinburgh’s Lettuce (1:19)

DAVID CROSBY Van Cortlandt: Alternate Tunings & Nautical Themes (2000)

Van Cortlandt: Alternate
Tunings & Nautical Themes
(2000)
A Deeper Look Into David Crosby

Most have already made up their minds about the most notorious of the CSN&Y clan – though, it’s often only through the few high-profile songs he’s managed to squeeze onto any given C&N, CS&N or CSN&Y album. Or worse… via his well-known public escapades. Comparing the individual merits of Crosby, Stills, Nash or Young, however, is futile. A classic apples and oranges debate. I’m a Crosby man, myself, and this set might help explain why. Alternate tunings are a major source of David Van Cortlandt Crosby’s unique style, giving much of his work a floating, dream-like quality. Even when he rocks, his music often takes on a stoned, lazy vibe – a purposeful one, as this comp should illustrate. His fearless use of silence and space, especially live, is dramatic. Personally, I’ve never tired of Crosby’s narrative in “Laughing,” which details his failed attempts to find ‘truth,’ only to finally discover it in the laughter of a child. The song’s twist comes when he finds, but fails to recognize that discovery as truth. The electric version (with Jerry Garcia) opens this comp, while the shockingly naked live version closes. Then there’s “Almost Cut My Hair,” a seemingly ridiculous ode to fashion that is, in reality, a serious line drawn in the sand. “I’m not giving in an inch to fear,” Crosby wails, and his words ring as substantive as any anti-war declaration. But, the main reason for this re-examination is just the sheer beauty of the music; “Lee Shore,” “Traction In The Rain,” “Song With No Words,” “The Wall Song,” are all sincere and brilliantly executed observations that have advanced Californian folk music beyond its precedents. This set picks up after DC’s tenure in The Byrds and was made in 2000, pre-internet and before the recent rash of demo and outtake releases. A glaring omission is his work with CPR. There’s a LOT more essential Crosby in the archives, HERE.

ONE
Laughing (5:23) (C)
Song With No Words (Tree With No Leaves) (5:56) (C)
Cowboy Movie (8:09) (C)
Traction In The Rain (3:44) (C)
I’d Swear There Was Somebody Here (1:21) (C)
Guinnevere (demo) (4:48) (C)
Where Will I Be? (3:23) (C&N)
Page 43 (2:56) (C&N)
In My Dreams (5:13) (CS&N)
Music Is Love (3:21) (C)
Rusty And Blue (7:09) (Live) (C)
Till It Shines On You (5:40) (Live) (C)
Deja Vu (10:27) (Live) (C)
Triad (6:14) (Live) (CSN&Y)

TWO
Almost Cut My Hair (unedited version) (8:50) (CSN&Y)
What Are Their Names? (2:42) (C)
Orleans (1:58) (C)
Hero (4:50) (Live) (C)
Whole Cloth (4:34) (C&N)
Lee Shore (4:49) (Live) (C&N)
The Wall Song (4:26) (C&N)
Tampalpais High (At About 3) (3:31) (C)
Games (3:59) (C&N)
Tracks In The Dust (4:48) (C)
Homeward Through The Haze (4:21) (CSN&Y)
Long Time Gone (5:58) (Live) (CSN&Y)
Wooden Ships (10:43) (Live) (C)
Laughing (4:35) (Live) (C&N)

THE O’JAYS Back Stabbers (1972)

frontBack Stabbers (1972)
Philly Soul…

A breakthrough release not only for the long-standing O’Jays, but an album that helped to put Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff’s Philadelphia International Records on the map. Fueled mostly by Gamble & Huff tunes, including “Love Train” (the basis for TV’s Soul Train theme song), Back Stabbers is all you’d need to hand an alien being to explain the Philly Soul sound – a sensuously sweet mix of soulful harmonies, sweeping strings, persistently inviting rhythms and note-perfect arrangements. Speaking of Gamble & Huff, we’ve got a great, promo-only comp, I Love Music: The Songs Of Gamble & Huff, in the archives (HERE), along with the 3CD box, The Philly Sound: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and the Story of Brotherly Love (HERE). At Amazon (HERE) a download is $9.99, but you can get the hard disc – new – for under $6, and additional MP3 files are tossed in for free. Go figure.

When The World’s At Peace (5:21)
Back Stabbers (3:08)
Who Am I (5:13)
(They Call Me) Mr. Lucky (3:20)
Time To Get Down (2:52)
992 Arguments (6:08)
Listen To The Clock On The Wall (3:47)
Shiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind Of People (3:37)
Sunshine (3:43)
Love Train (2:59)

LITTLE WALTER The Essential Little Walter (1993)

FrontThe Essential Little Walter (1993)
More From The Blues Shelf

Apparently, I was buying a lot of blues back in 1993, as you might tell from a previous Muddy & Wolf post (HERE), I guess because Chess was releasing a lot of it that year. The Essential Little Walter collects the best from the blues harpist’s career, with remastered sound (as of ’93) and a nifty informative booklet. Most of these tracks are the original 45 versions, mixed with a handful of previously unreleased tracks, providing all you need if you’re just looking to get your feet wet with Walt. 2CDs, 46 tracks and lots of stompin’ Chicago blues. We’ve got a lot of blues buried in the archives, but you can start with the Capitol Blues Series (HERE) before progressing to a bunch of blues-based comps (HERE & HERE). Find The Essential Little Walter at Amazon, HERE.

1
Juke (Single Version) (2:46)
Can’t Hold Out Much Longer (Single Version) (3:01)
Boogie (3:02)
Blue Midnight (Alt.) (3:03)
Mean Old World (Single Version) (2:55)
Sad Hours (Single Version) (3:13)
Don’t Need No Horse (3:16)
Tell Me Mama (Single Version) (2:49)
Off The Wall (Single Version) (2:52)
Quarter To Twelve (Single Version) (3:13)
Blues With A Feeling (Single Version) (3:08)
Too Late (Single Version) (2:42)
Fast Boogie (2:53)
Lights Out (Single Version) (2:46)
Fast Large One (2:51)
You’re So Fine (Single Version) (3:05)
Oh Baby (Single Version) (2:46)
I Got To Find My Baby (Single Version) (2:49)
Last Night (First Version) (2:55)
You Better Watch Yourself (Single Version) (3:05)
Mellow Down Easy (Single Version) (2:43)
My Babe (Single Version) (2:42)
Roller Coaster (Single Version) (2:54)
Little Girl (3:04)

2
Hate To See You Go (Single Version) (2:19)
Boom, Boom Out Goes The Light (Single Version) (2:51)
It Ain’t Right (Single Version) (2:55)
It’s Too Late Brother (Single Version) (2:42)
Just A Feeling (Single Version) (2:54)
Ah’w Baby (2:54)
I’ve Had My Fun (2:14)
Confessin’ The Blues (Single Version) (3:04)
Key To The Highway (Single Version) (2:46)
Walkin’ On (2:37)
You Gonna Be Sorry (Someday Baby) (Alt.) (3:08)
Crazy Mixed Up World (Single Version) (2:01)
Worried Life (2:42)
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Single Version) (2:50)
Back Track (Single Version) (2:50)
Blue And Lonesome (Single Version) (2:56)
I Don’t Play (Single Version) (2:19)
As Long As I Have You (Single Version) (2:40)
Just Your Fool (Single Version) (2:25)
Up The Line (Single Version) (2:08)
Southern Feeling (2:59)
Dead Presidents (Single Version) (2:50)