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✨✧ VariousMartians, Demons, & Fools Like Me – The MCI Records Story 1954 to 1961 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A cool little record label from the Arizona scene of the late 50s – one that worked in a cool variety of styles that's perfectly summed up by the title! MCI was an early home of Lee Hazlewood's studio efforts, and also handled the output of some other inventive talents too – artists who were more than willing to try something new in the pursuit of the fresh styles of the time – including offbeat pop, raw rock, and even some slight hilllbilly styles too – but almost always with a sweet echoey guitar in the lead! A good portion of the music comes from the years right before Arizona took off as a hotbed of rockers, and that quality almost gives the whole thing a fresher feel than some of the more familiar work from the scene – especially Lee's later hits with Duane Eddy and others. CD features 32 tracks, plus 7 more bonus studio selections that were used as commercials – and the booklet's got over 40 pages of notes, and a style that's as nice as the cover. Titles include the original version of "The Fool" by Sanford Clark, plus "Buying On Time" by Lee Hazlewood with Al Casey, "Money Oldsmobile" by Ken Noble, "Mrs Arizona Home Owner" by Jimmy Wilcox, "Boogie Billy" by Spence Bare, "The Boppin Martian" by Dick Robinson & His Makebelievers, "The Woo" by Bobby & The Demons, "I'm No Good Without You" by The Newton Brothers, "The Pink Panther" by Al Casey, "I Need Your Love" by Joe Tanner, "Come To Phoenix" by Red McIlvaine, "Quarter After Eight" by Patti LaSalle, and "Don't You Just Know It" by Jim Fleming & The Casuals. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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✨✧ VariousTwisted Tales From The Vinyl Wastelands Vol 1 – UFO On Farm Road 318 ... CD
Trailer Park, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Ultra-cool cuts from the early years of rock and country – all odd little numbers that deal with alien themes and UFOs – often with a fair bit of studio trickery in the process! These cuts all come from deep deep in the vinyl crates – and most are singles we'd never heard before, and which like much further in the musical strata than the novelty hits of the time – very hip numbers recorded for small labels who often used odd production techniques, weird guitar processing, and even some raw electronics to underscore the stories in the lyrics! As the set moves on, there's an oddly unifying feel to the material – especially on the country cuts, which almost seem to indicate this 60s-era sense of rural peace open to sudden disruption – but often in ways that are far more revelatory than they are threatening. The track selection is wonderful – and titles include "My Evil Mind" by Jack Cook, "Lookin For That UFO" by Calvin Boles, "Who's Gonna Sleep With Me" by Dan Price, "Tiny Space Man" by Bill Carlisle, "Hello World" by Horace Heller, "UFO On Farm Road 318" by Sidney Ester, "The Martian Band" by Scottie Stoneman, "Moon Man" by Johnnie Howard, "UFO Go Away" by Chuck Robbins, and "Monkey On The Moon" by Gene Hall. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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✨✧ VariousWayfaring Strangers – Cosmic American Music ... CD
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The influence of the Byrds, Gram Parsons, and Flying Burrito Brothers knew no bounds back in the day – as you'll hear on this wonderful collection of underground recordings that followed very strongly in their lead! If you think alt-country's only a recent invention, then think again – because way back at the end of the 60s, folks were already starting to come up with their own variant of the sounds of Nashville and Bakersfield – music that's often a bit more gut-wrenching than the mainstream, and which often has those currents of sadness and longing that we love especially strongly in Parsons' records. As usual with Numero, the presentation is wonderful – a special sort of package that features images of all the rare records included, and notes on each individual artist – alongside a set list that includes "Lonesome City" by Black Canyon Gang, "Baby's Back" by Kenny Knight, "To See Her Smile" by Arrogance, "Travelin" by Jimmy Carter & Dallas County Green, "And I Didn't Want You" by Mistress Mary, "Lilly Of The Valley" by Dan Pavlides, "You Can't Make It Alone" by Plain Jane, "Spirit Of The Golden Juice" by FJ McMahon, and "I Know Her Well" by Sandy Harless. (Rock, Folk/Country) CD

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Darol Anger & Barbara HigbieTideline ... CD
Windham Hill/Adventure Music, 1982. Used ... $4.99
Piano and violin come together beautifully here – the former by Barbara Higbie, the latter by Darrol Anger – who also plays mandolin and cello as well! There's an acoustic balance here that's more jazz than some of the other Windham Hill albums of the time – especially in the music's sense of rhythm and phrasing – and the rich acoustic tones of both players get wonderfully past some of the new age cliches that are too-often wrongly associated with the label – and remind us that at their best, records like these offer up a key flowering of the acoustic underground of the 70s. Mike Marshall plays guest mandolin on one title – and tracks include "Movie", "Tideline", "Above The Fog", "True Story", "Onyame", and "Gemini". Really great 2015 remaster – excellent sound and package – way better than the Windham Hill releases in the 80s! (Jazz, Folk/Country) CD

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Bob BrownWall I Built Myself ... LP
Stormy Forest/Tompkins Square, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 18.98
The first of a pair of rare, wonderful records singer-songwriter Bob Brown cut for Richie Haven's Stormy Forest label in early 70s – really soaring stuff that should've made Brown a star! There's a gentleness in spirit on The Wall I Built Myself, both in Brown's lilting voice – which kind of reminds us of young Neil Young at times, though less gruff and gritty – and in Haven's production, which makes great use of piano, violin and viola. The songs are really sweet and engaging, too. Sounds great to this day! Includes "It Takes The World To Make A Feather Fall", "Monday Virus", "First Light", "Winds Of Change", "Selina", "Seek The Sun" and "Vicarus". (Rock, Folk/Country) LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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