One of the grooviest Christmas collections we've heard in years – a real treasure trove of work from the novelty Holiday stretch of the 60s! The cuts here are all from the vaults of Philly's Cameo/Parkway record label – and they blend together vocal numbers, pop tracks, and some instrumental numbers too – the last of which kind of bring in a slightly traditional feel to the package, which makes us love the vocal numbers even more! Titles include "Merry Christmas" and "New Years Eve" by The Cameos, "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Jingle Bell Imitations" by Bobby Rydell & Chubby Checker, "Auld Lang Syne" by Beethoven Ben, "I'll Stay Home" by The Jaynells, "White Christmas (3 O'Clock Weather Report)" by Bobby The Poet, "Donde Esta Santa Claus" by Toni Stante, "Twelve Days Of Christmas" by Mexicani Marimba Band, "Sock It To Me Santa" by Bob Seger & The Last Heard, and "Auld Lang Syne" by Bob Johnson & The Lonesome Travelers. CD
Gene Clark —
No Other ... CD Asylum/Collectors Choice, 1974. Used ....
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A pretty amazing effort from country rock progenitor Gene Clark! This one blends breezy songcraft that's not too far off from his previous couple of great solo albums – rustic harmonies and memorable lyricism flavored by acoustic guitars – with far more deft studio touches such as synths and densely layered backing vocals. There really was no other album in '74 like No Other, and initially it had the poor reception to show for it! It has a somewhat laidback and laconic vibe overall – infused with that Cali country rock groove that Gene helped invent – yet the production is richly produced on an epic scale, an effort that seems to seek flat out perfection. A couple years later, Califoria fellow travelers would utilize a similar approach and sell LPs by the ton. Here's hoping those groups bought Gene a dinner or two to thank him for the inspiration! Includes "Life's Greatest Fool", "Silver Raven", "No Other", "Some Misunderstanding", "The True One", "Lady Of The North", "Strength Of Strings" and "From A Silver Phial". CD