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Singers Talkers Players Swingers & Doers

LP (Item 434205) Command, Late 60s — Condition: Used
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These Hellers are pretty darn hip fellers – way more than just singers, talkers, players, swingers, and doers – and also experimentalists with a very groovy approach to their music! At one level, the record's got a dreamy pop feel that's very much in keeping with the album's inclusion on the Command label in the late 60s – but at another level, it's got some playful electronics and spoken word bits that remind us more of the cut-up commentary of Jon Appleton and his Syntonic Menagerie! The album was written by Dick Hamilton and produced by Hugh Heller – and it features a wide number of voices that float in and out of the mix in both spoken and sung passages – including a contributions from McLean Stevenson and Sally Stevens! There's plenty of moog and analogue electronics next to some groovier pop production – and titles include "The Elevator", "It's 74 In San Francisco", "And Now The News", "The Piano Lesson", "Take 46", "The Mist Of Time", "High Fly Ball", "The Mechanic", and "Life Story". (Original pressing.)  © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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