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Archie WhitewaterArchie Whitewater (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Cadet/Get On Down, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 19.98
A damn legendary record from the last years of Chess Records – and for good reason, too! Archie Whitewater were a group that was years ahead of its time – a rock combo, but one with real genre-crossing sensibilities that made them perfect for the experimental styles at the Cadet/Concept side of Chess – the same slice of the musical universe that gave us Rotary Connection and important productions from Charles Stepney! The sound here has some surprisingly soulful elements at times – especially the instrumentation, which features some great break moments that get nice and funky, and strands of soulful jazz and blues that really make the music way different than most other groups we can think of – or maybe a bit like a rare elite who shared such visionary territory with Archie Whitewater, such as Shades Of Joy on their first Fontana record. The keyboards and sax lines are as great as the drums – and the vocals have a melancholy undercurrent that's a really refreshing change from some of the overly-postured modes you'd get from other groups in 1970. Titles include the sublime sample cut "Cross Country" – but there's loads of other nice ones with the same stripped-down "Dusty Fingers" sort of groove – and other titles include "Life Is A River", "Home Again", "Lament For The Walking Dead", "Seacoast", "Country To the City", "Friends & Neighbors", and "Mist Of The Early Morning". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bobby CharlesBobby Charles (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bearsville/Light In The Attic, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 22.99
A near-perfect classic from the greatly under-appreciated Bobby Charles – a cat with who worked for Chess Records as far back as the 50s, but also managed to deliver this soul-drenched swamp rock gem in 1972! Bobby's got this great sense of delivery – a bit laidback and almost laconic, without some of the other cliches of some of his contemporaries – this mode that makes you feel like you're just happening upon the man in his best spirits – even though the record's filled with top-shelf work from a super-pro lineup that includes Dr John, Geoff Muldaur, Levon Helm, Rick Danco, and others. Danko and John Simon helped produce with Bobby – and the album's got the same sort of blend of southern rock, soul, and roots that you'd also find in the best work by Tony Joe White. Titles include "Street People", "Long Face", "I Must Be In A Good Place Now", "Let Yourself Go", "Grow Too Old", "I'm That Way", and "Tennessee Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great super-heavy gatefold pressing – remastered from the original tapes!)

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New Various2131 South Michigan Ave – 60s Garage & Psychedelia From USA & Destination Records ... CD
USA/Sundazed, Late 60s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally incredible batch of garage and psychedelic rock & pop singles from the vaults of 60s Chicago label USA Records and the affiliated Destination – the company charted a few hits, but released a ton of killer singles that have been lost for decades! 2131 South Michigan Avenue was put together by Sundazed and it's absolutely one of the most beautiful and rewarding lost 60s rock compilations we've seen in ages – lots of rougher hewn garage gems, groovy organ, vocal & guitar jams, echoey stunners and lots of great stuff – some of it with a blue eyed, rugged youth take on the kinds of things that were going on across the street at Chess, much of it with a heavier garage rock sound. USA also released some great Chisoul and funk stuff, too – but this set is lovingly devoted to the raw rock numbers by Chicago area combos (shout out to Joliet & Villa Park) and other midwestern groups – with the the stars being the Buckinghams and the Cryan Shames, but loads of killer obscurities. 40 tracks on 2CDs, with excellent notes and vintage photos: "One Girl Man" by The Lost Agency", "I'll Make You" by The Shady Daze, "Take Me Back And Hold Me" by The Foggy Notions, "I Cannot Stop You" by The Cherry Slush, "Stop Cheating On Me" by The Counts, "I'm A Man" by The Buckinghams, "Ben Franklin's Almanac" by The Cryan Shames, "If You Ever Go" by Ronnie Ross and the Good Guys, and lots more! CD
(Includes original slipcase.)
 
 
 
 



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