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!
(Includes original slipcase.)