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✨✧ TurtlesTurtles Present The Battle of The Bands ... LP
White Whale, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
One of the coolest concepts ever for a 60s rock record – and maybe one of the standout sets from The Turtles! The album is set up as a "Battle Of The Bands" – one that has the group pretending to be a different ensemble from track to track on the record, either Natures Children, Fats Mallard & The Bluegrass Fireball, The Bigg Brothers, The LA Bust '66, and many other fake combos – all in a way that offers up a brilliant commentary on rock music in the late 60s! The effortlessness with which the group approaches the songs is fantastic – each number could have been a hit for the individual groups, were they real. One of our favorite tracks is the incredible "I'm Chief Kamanawanalea", played by the Royal Macademia Nuts – which has an incredible funky breakbeat all the way through! Another nice one is the funky cut "Buzzsaw", which has a fuzzy guitar groove that sounds a lot like "Tramp" – and other titles include "Surfer Dan", "The Last Thing I Remember", "Elenore", "You Showed Me", "Food", and "Chicken Little Was Right". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ TurtlesIt Ain't Me Babe ... LP
White Whale, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic debut from The Turtles – and the kind of rock-solid set that shows that the group had so much more to offer than just a few hits that got overplayed on oldies radio! There's a wonderful blend here of folk currents and garage jangle – almost like The Byrds right around the same time – with elements that vaguely hint at trippier territory, but always focus back strongly on the more tuneful side of the music! Production is wonderful – tight, but never too slick – and the group really have a wonderful way of transforming tunes originally recorded by others – as you'll hear on tracks that include "Wanderin Kind", "It Was A Very Good Year", "Like A Rolling Stone", "Love Minus Zero", "It Ain't Me Babe", "Let Me Be", "Eve Of Destruction", and "Glitter & Gold". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Malvina ReynoldsLittle Boxes & Magic Pennies – An Anthology Of Children's Songs 1960 to 1977 (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Iron Mountain Analog Research, 1960s/1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A long-overdue collection of the really special, really unusual songs written and sung by Malvina Reynolds – one of the strangest talents to emerge from the 60s, partly because her age was in the same range as the decade! Reynolds had long been a force on the political left on the west coast scene – but it wasn't until later in life that she started writing songs – and did a surprisingly great job, thanks to a pointed wit, and a no-nonsense approach that often made her songs as sweet as they were biting! Even when serving up songs for kids, as she does here, there's kind of a darker vision behind the music – one that seeks to open minds as much as charm them. Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, and others recorded her music – but nobody sings it better than Malvina herself – as you'll hear on this collection of tracks that mostly includes early 70s sides for the Century City, Pacific Cascade, and Cassandra labels – as well as tracks from her 1960 "discovery" album on Folkways. Titles include the classic "Little Boxes" – used famously on the show Weeds – plus "Artichokes", "The Pets", "Morningtown Ride", "Sweet Stuff", "Little Birds", "Magical Food", "The Whale", "Turn Around", "Never Touch A Singing Bird", "My Street", "I Live In A City", "One Shoe", "Funny Big Basin", "Black Horse", "Don't Push Me", and "It's Up To You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe gatefold limited edition of 500 copies! 200 (randomly inserted) Sky Blue, 200 (randomly inserted) Vanilla Ice Cream White, & 100 standard black vinyl.)
Also available Little Boxes & Magic Pennies – An Anthology Of Children's Songs 1960 to 1977 ... CD 16.99
 
 
 



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