Buena Park Swap Meet

Happy birthday to Johnny Mathis (1935); British record producer (Elton John etc.) Gus Dudgeon (1942); UK glam rock singer / songwriter / performer Marc Bolan (1948)!

 

Last day of September, 2014! The fall season continues, here in Southern California – meaning, it’s still too warm here! I’ve already trimmed the rose bushes back, too. I’m having my “Cactus Man” come and evaluate my garden for the placement of cactii.

 

I continue working on re-typing my big list. Still working on CD’s, actually. Still gotta lotta titles to go, my friends! Can’t wait, as I am dyin’ to get to my LP’s! But I’m gonna finish the CD’s first – then I’ll move on to the vinyl.

 

I went to the Buena Park swap meet last Sunday; hadn’t been for quite a while:

 

BAD COMPANY – BURNIN’ SKY, ISLAND DE LP cover doesn’t fold out

BAJA MARIMBA BAND – YOURS / LAST OF THE RED HOT LLAMAS, A&M US 7″

CURE, THE – GREATEST HITS, ELEKTRA US DVD

DIVINYLS – ONLY LONELY, CHRYSALIS US 7″ promo

DUDZIAK, URSZULA – MIDNIGHT RAIN, ARISTA US LP

EDMUNDS, DAVE / STRAY CATS – RACE IS ON, SWAN SONG UK 7″ W/PS

FERRY, BRYAN – EP, ISLAND UK 7″ EP W/PS 4 TRKS

GUESS WHO – BEST OF, RCA US LP re-issue

JOHN, ELTON – GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD, ISLAND US DVDx2 5.1

KERR, ANITA – VOICES, MCA US 7″ EP promo-only

RAMBOW, PHILIP – SHOOTING GALLERY, CAPITOL US LP

SAD CAFÉ – MISPLACED ICEALS, RCA UK LP w/o insert

SKY, PATRICK – VANGUARD US CD

STEELEYE SPAN – SAILS OF SILVER, CHRYSALIS UK LP

STEVENS, RAY – BRIDGET THE MIDGET, CBS DE 7″ W/PS

TIGER – GOIN’ DOWN LAUGHING, EMI UK LP Big Jim Sullivan

VANILLA FUDGE – YOU KEEP ME HANGING ON, ATLANTIC ES 7″ W/PS great sleeve!

WOOLEY, SHEB – BIG LAND, MGM US 7″ promo

Birthdays #4

Happy birthday JeanLuc Ponty (1942); Jerry Lee Lewis (1935); Mark Farner (of Grand Funk Railroad fame) (1948); Mike Pinera (of Iron Butterfly) (1948)!

 

I first became aware of Jean-Luc Ponty when he made that album with covers of Frank Zappa songs, for World Pacific, late 60-‘s. Later, he joined Frank Zappa’s band, on Overnite Sensation. Who would’ve thought he’d turn up in the 80’s, with music videos on Goodnight L.A. and MTV!? As of 2014, he’s still alive and playing…

 

Jerry Lee Lewis – still alive & kicking – but for how much longer? Age 78, presently. Records on too darned many labels, too. I’ve got an old Rhino “Best Of” CD that ought to take care of my J.L.L. needs.

 

My memory of Grand Funk Railroad summons up the summer of 1970. Still in Jr. High, Grand Funk was not necessarily on my main radar, but my peers all seemed to enjoy it. Yes, it was loud. I remember the 1970 live double album packing quite a punch! Never really cared about their hit singles, but I’ll confess I own the first 3 x Capitol albums on CD and a latter day “Best Of”. Why did Frank Zappa produce them? That’s a weird one.

 

Wasn’t Mike Pinera the guitarist who joined Iron Butterfly for their 1970 Metamorphosis LP, and got his name on the cover? Not sure exactly where he came from, as regards other bands he played in, but how was he famous enough to warrant a cover credit?

Millie Small

On 9/27 happy birthday to my sister Marilyn! Also on 9/27 happy birthday to Shaun Cassidy (1958); reggae ‘main man’ Robbie Shakespeare (1953)!

 

On 9/26 Happy birthday to Dick HeckstallSmith of Colosseum (1934, Ludlow, England); Bryan Ferry (of Roxy Music) (1946)!

 

Millie Small! “My Boy Lollipop”!     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millie_%28singer%29

 

Once heard, this 1964 45 cannot be unheard. It’s one of the first – if not THE first record from Mr. Chris Blackwell’s Island Records to get licensed in the U.S. It is said to be performed in the Bluebeat style, a direct forerunner of reggae music.

 

OK, I don’t mind this record, BUT – I’ll be honest – I wish I could find her LP on Smash (or Island UK). As it stands, I have 4 singles by her now, with a total of 7 songs (“Sweet William”, the follow-up to “My Boy Lollipop”, is repeated on a Smash 45 re-issue).

 

7″            I LOVE THE WAY YOU LOVE ME        FONTANA UK          TF 502

7″            I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH A SNOWMAN            ATLANTIC US  45-2266

7″            MY BOY LOLLIPOP / SWEET WILLIAM re-issue    SMASH US      S-1411

7″            SWEET WILLIAM                                    SMASH US   S-1920

 

I am going to go out on a limb and guess that the Atlantic single is before the Smash 45’s, thus making THAT the first record to be licensed to the U.S. by Island Records.

Soft Rock – Best Collection

Happy birthday to Tony Newley (1931), the singer / actor where Mr. Bowie found some of his schtick; also to Gerry Marsden (of Gerry & The Pacemakers) (1942)! (I pick up British records by both of the artists already mentioned, though neither are particularly easy to find in Los Angeles!)

 

Rejoice! Universal Japan is releasing low cost CD’s of “Soft Rock (Best Collection)”; these are usually straight re-issues, cost is approx. $16.- ea. When they make it down to a low price point, don’t count on bonus tracks, but Universal Japan usually does superlative work on their straight re-issues. It is noted, if bonus tracks appear.

 

UICY-76721  ROGER NICHOLS & THE SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS     ROGER NICHOLS & THE SMALL CIRCLE OF FRIENDS (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76722  FOUR KING COUSINS, THE                                                   INTRODUCING… THE FOUR KING COUSINS (re-issue)(ltd.) Can’t wait for this one!

 

UICY-76723  COWSILLS, THE                                                                     THE COWSILLS (re-issue)(ltd.) Can’t wait for this one!

 

UICY-76724  WHITE PLAINS                                                                        MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76725  PEPPERMINT RAINBOW                                                       WILL YOU BE STAYING AFTER SUNDAY? (re-issue)(ltd.) I have a CD of this already.

 

UICY-76726  BRADY BUNCH, THE                                                              PHONOGRAPHIC ALBUM (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76727  ALAN COPELAND CONSPIRACY, THE                                 A BUBBLE CALLED YOU (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76728  ALAN COPELAND SINGERS, THE                                         IF LOVE COMES WITH IT (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76729  DAVE PELL SINGERS, THE                                                   MAH-NA-MAH-NA (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76730  LOVE GENERATION                                                               MONTAGE (re-issue)(ltd.) Can’t wait for this one!

 

UICY-76731  THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS                                                    IF YOU CAN BELIEVE YOUR EYES AND EARS (re-issue)(ltd.) I have a CD of this already.

 

UICY-76732  CUFF LINKS, THE                                                                   TRACY (re-issue)(ltd.) I have an LP of this already!

 

UICY-76733  KEITH                                                                                       98.6 AIN’T GONNA

LIE (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76734  EIGHTH DAY, THE                                                                   ON (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76735  NICK DECARO                                                                        HAPPY HEART (+bonus)(re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76736  CLAUDINE LONGET                                                               CLAUDINE LONGET (+bonus)(re-issue)(ltd.) I have a CD of this already!

 

UICY-76737  CLAUDINE LONGET                                                               LOOK OF LOVE (+bonus)(re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76738  CLAUDINE LONGET                                                               LOVE IS BLUE (+bonus)(re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76739  LENNON SISTERS, THE                                                        LENNON SISTERS TODAY! (re-issue)(ltd.) Can’t wait for this one!

 

UICY-76740  JACKIE DESHANNON                                                             ME ABOUT YOU (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76741  O.S.T                                                                                        FOLLOW ME ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76742  BURT BACHARACH                                                                MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76743  BURT BACHARACH                                                                REACH OUT (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76744  BURT BACHARACH                                                                LIVING TOGETHER (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76745  SANDPIPERS, THE                                                                 GUANTANAMERA (+bonus)(re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76746  SANDPIPERS, THE                                                                 SANDPIPERS, THE (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76747  SANDPIPERS, THE                                                                 A GIFT OF SONG (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76748  PISANO & RUFF                                                                      UNDER THE BLANKET (+bonus)(re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76749  PARADE, THE                                                                         PARADE, THE (re-issue)(ltd.) I have a CD of this already, great album!

 

UICY-76750  PAUL WILLIAMS                                                                      JUST AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76751  WE FIVE                                                                                  YOU WERE ON MY MIND (+bonus)(re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76752  WE FIVE                                                                                  MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY (+bonus)(re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76753  WE FIVE                                                                                  THE RETURN OF WE FIVE (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76754  JOHN ANDREWS TARTAGLIA                                               TARTAGLIAN THEOREM (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76755  LEFT BANKE                                                                           WALK AWAY RENEE (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76756  LEFT BANKE                                                                           THE LEFT BANKE TOO (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76757  MERRY-GO-ROUND, THE                                                     YOU’RE A VERY LOVERY WOMAN-LIVE (+bonus)(re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76758  CHRIS MONTEZ                                                                      THE MORE I SEE YOU (+bonus)(re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76759  CHRIS MONTEZ                                                                      TIME AFTER TIME (+bonus)(re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76760  TOMMY BOYCE & BOBBY HART                                          I WONDER WHAT SHE’S DOING TONITE? (+bonus)(re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76761  SPANKY & OUR GANG                                                           SPANKY’S GREATEST HITS (re-issue)(ltd.) I have a CD of this already!

 

UICY-76762  STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK                                            INCENSE AND PEPPERMINTS (re-issue)(ltd.) Can’t wait for this one!

 

UICY-76763  CLASSICS IV                                                                           BEST OF CLASSICS IV (re-issue)(ltd.) I have a CD of this already!

 

UICY-76764  MAMA CASS                                                                            BUBBLE GUM, LEMONADE &… SOMETHING FOR MAMA (+bonus)(re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76765  CRITTERS, THE                                                                      YOUNGER GIRL (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76766  NIRVANA                                                                                  ALL OF US

(+bonus)(re-issue)(ltd.) I have a CD of this already!

 

UICY-76767  NIRVANA                                                                                  THE STORY OF SIMON SIMOPATH (+bonus)(re-issue)(ltd.) I have a CD of this already!

 

UICY-76768  NIRVANA                                                                                  TO MARKOS III (re-issue)(ltd.) Can’t wait for this one!

 

UICY-76769  JAY & THE TECHNIQUES                                                       THE BEST OF JAY & THE TECHNIQUES (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

UICY-76770  NEW COLONY SIX                                                                  BEST OF NEW COLONY SIX (re-issue)(ltd.)

 

Middle to end of November 2014 for these titles!

New SA-CD Re-issues

Happy birthday guitarist Roy Buchanan (1939, Ozark, AR); R&B / C&W singer Ray Charles (1932); sax player John Coltrane (1926)! 3 giants no longer walking the Earth. There’s a Japan-only Roy Buchanan album that’s pretty hot! Ray Charles catalogue is a bit of a mosh pit, as his best work seems to be divided between Atlantic and other labels. Hit the road, Jack! Mr. Coltrane sure seems to have made a lot of recordings, despite his early demise.

 

A whole bunch of SA-CD titles are being re-pressed by Universal Japan; these are Single Layer SA-CD’s, so don’t rush out all at once if you don’t have SA-CD playback capability. This far, all of Universal Japan’s SA-CD’s are STEREO only, no 5.1 stuff here!

 

UIGY-9574  ROLLING STONES, THE                                                                BIG HITS(HIGH TIDE AND GREEN GRASS) (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a domestic SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9575  ROLLING STONES, THE                                                                THEIR SATANIC MAJESTIES REQUEST (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a domestic SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9576  ROLLING STONES, THE                                                                BEGGARS BANQUET (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a domestic SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9577  ROLLING STONES, THE                                                                THROUGH THE PAST DARKLY (BIG HITS VOL.2) (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a domestic SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9578  ROLLING STONES, THE                                                                LET IT BLEED (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a domestic SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9579  ROLLING STONES, THE                                                                STICKY FINGERS (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a Japanese stereo SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9580  ROLLING STONES, THE                                                                EXILE ON MAIN STREET (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9581  ROLLING STONES, THE                                                                GOATS HEAD SOUP (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9582  ROLLING STONES, THE                                                                IT’S ONLY ROCK & ROLL (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9583  ROLLING STONES, THE                                                                BLACK AND BLUE (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9584  ROLLING STONES, THE                                                                LOVE YOU LIVE (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9585  ROLLING STONES, THE                                                                SOME GIRLS (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9586  ROLLING STONES, THE                                                                EMOTIONAL RESCUE (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9587  ROLLING STONES, THE                                                                TATTOO YOU (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9588  ROLLING STONES, THE                                                                STILL LIFE (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9589  ROLLING STONES, THE                                                                UNDERCOVER (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9590  ROLLING STONES, THE                                                                DIRTY WORK (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9591  STEELY DAN                                                                                   AJA (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9592  STEELY DAN                                                                                   GAUCHO (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9593  WHO, THE                                                                                       MY GENERATION (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a domestic stereo SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9594  WHO, THE                                                                                       THE WHO SELL OUT (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9595  WHO, THE                                                                                       TOMMY (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a domestic 5.1 SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9596  WHO, THE                                                                                       WHO’S NEXT (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a Japanese stereo SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9597  WHO, THE                                                                                       QUADROPHENIA (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9598  WHO, THE                                                                                       THE SINGLES (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9599  JOHN MAYALL & BLUES BREAKERS WITH ERIC CLAPTON     JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUES BREAKERS WITH ERIC CLAPTON (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a Japanese stereo SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9600  CREAM                                                                                            WHEELS OF FIRE (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9601  BLIND FAITH                                                                                    BLIND FAITH (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a Japanese stereo SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9602  DEREK AND THE DOMINOS                                                         LAYLA & OTHER ASSORTED LOVE SONGS (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a domestic 5.1 SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9603  ERIC CLAPTON                                                                              461 OCEAN

BOULEVARD (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a domestic 5.1 SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9604  POLICE, THE                                                                                  OUTLANDOS D’AMOUR (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9605  POLICE, THE                                                                                  SYNCRONICITY (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9606  ASIA                                                                                                 ASIA (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9607  MOODY BLUES                                                                              EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR (THRESHOLD) (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a domestic 5.1 SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9608  VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO, THE                                      VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9609  ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND                                                           AT FILLMORE EAST (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a domestic 5.1 SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9610  MARVIN GAYE                                                                                 WHAT’S GOING ON (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9611  10CC                                                                                                THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a Japanese stereo SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9612  ELTON JOHN                                                                                  YOUR SONG (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a domestic 5.1 SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9613  ELTON JOHN                                                                                  GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a domestic 5.1 SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9614  STEVIE WONDER                                                                          TALKING BOOK (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9615  STEVIE WONDER                                                                          INNERVISIONS (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9616  STEVIE WONDER                                                                          FULFILLINGNESS’ FIRST FINALE (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9617  STEVIE WONDER                                                                          SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9618  STEVIE WONDER                                                                          HOTTER THAN JULY (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9619  WISHBONE ASH                                                                             ARGUS (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9620  CARAVAN                                                                                        IN THE LAND OF GREY AND PINK (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a Japanese stereo SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9621  FREE                                                                                               FIRE AND WATER (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9622  TRAFFIC                                                                                          JOHN BARLEYCORN MUST DIE (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a Japanese stereo SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9623  FAIRPORT CONVENTION                                                              LIEGE AND LIFE (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9624  ROD STEWART                                                                             GASOLINE ALLEY (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9625  STYLE COUNCIL. THE                                                                   CAFE BLEU (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9626  GENTLE GIANT                                                                               OCTOPUS (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a Japanese stereo SA-CD of this title.

 

UIGY-9627  B.B. KING                                                                                         LIVE AT THE LEGAL (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9628  ELVIS COSTELLO                                                                          MY AIM IS TRUE (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9629  MIKE OLDFIELD                                                                              TUBULAR BELLS (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a Japanese DVD-A 5.1 of this title.

 

UIGY-9630  MIKE OLDFIELD                                                                              OMMADAWN (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9631  T.REX                                                                                              ELECTRIC WARRIOR (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.) I already have a domestic DVD-A 5.1 of this title.

 

UIGY-9632  CAMEL                                                                                             SNOW GOOSE (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9633  LYNYRD SKYNYRD                                                                        SECOND HELPING (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9634  DIRE STRAITS                                                                                DIRE STRAIT (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9635  DIRE STRAITS                                                                                COMMUNIQUE (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9636  DIRE STRAITS                                                                                MAKING MOVIES (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9637  DIRE STRAITS                                                                                LOVE OVER GOLD (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9638  DIRE STRAITS                                                                                ALCHEMY: DIRE STRAITS LIVE (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9639  KISS                                                                                                 DESTROYER (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9640  THIN LIZZY                                                                                       BLACK ROSE A ROCK LEGEND (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9641  RAINBOW                                                                                        RAINBOW RISING (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9642  RAINBOW                                                                                        LONG LIVE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

UIGY-9643  WHITESNAKE                                                                                 COME AND GET IT (reissue)(SHM-SACD)(ltd.)

 

End of November 2014 release for the above titles!

Claremont Swap Meet

Yesterday 9/21, Happy birthday to Leonard Cohen (1934, Montreal, Canada); Today, Happy birthday to Joan Jett (of The Runaways) (1958)!

So, guess I am older than Joan Jett!

Leonard Cohen has interested me for years. Before his Euro-Disco 80’s phase, he created some really awesome albums, notably the John Simon produced debut album. A real favorite for years has been his “divorce” album, “New Skin For The Old Ceremony”. For goodness’ sake, go buy this album. It’s not expensive!

I remember when it looked like Mr. Cohen was going to play The Wiltern Theatre here in Los Angeles, I called to buy tickets, only to be told that front row, orchestra – was available. OK. He used a broad tipped red pen to autograph my LP that evening.

Then I started reading his books; “The Favorite Game”? Yep – for an alternative universe where “The Graduate” wasn’t an academy award winner.

He might be Canadian, but the man’s got talent!

What about that Philip Glass show I saw, out in Claremont, eh? “The Book Of Longing”, I believe it was called. BTW, Claremont swap meet yesterday was good!

I went to the Claremont swap meet on Sunday 9/21:

BRIGHOUSE & RASTRICK BRASS BAND – FLORAL DANCE, TRANSATLANTIC UK 7″ British novelty record

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE – WE CAN BE TOGETHER, RCA US 7″ W/PS !

MANFRED MANN – JUST LIKE A WOMAN, FONTANA UK 7″ ’66

MOBY GRAPE – 8:05, COLUMBIA US 7″ promo

MOTORS, THE – TODAY, VIRGIN US 7″ promo, 2nd album

PINK RHYTHM – INDIA, BEGGAR’S BAN UK 7″ W/PS

PROCOL HARUM – TOUJOURS L’AMOUT / BRINGING HOME THE BACON, CHRYSALIS US 7″ – Somehow this 45 avoided me until yesterday!

SLADE – LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL, POLYDOR US 7″ promo ’72

SMALL, MILLIE – I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH A SNOWMAN, ATLANTIC US 7″ pre-Smash

SMALL, MILLIE – SWEET WILLIAM, SMASH US 7″ after “My Boy Lollipop”!

SPRINGFIELD, DUSTY – YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME, PHILIPS UK 7″

TELEX – EURO-VISION, SIRE UK 7″ W/PS – A British copy!

 

CHAMBERLAIN, RICHARD – ROME WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU, MGM JPN LP promo

COCKER, JOE – COCKER HAPPY, ARIOLA DE LP collection, instead of being on Fly Records

FELICIANO, JOSE – 10 TO 23, RCA UK LP

GUTHRIE, ARLO – RUNNING DOWN THE ROAD, REPRISE DE LP Comin’ Into Los Angeles

IRON BUTTERFLY – BALL, ATCO DE LP alternate cover!

LAST, JAMES – NON STOP EVERGREENS, POLYDOR DE LP EZ

LINX – INTUITION, CHRYSALIS US LP Britfunk

SABRES OF PARADISE – WILMOT, WARP UK 10” W/PS

THINKMAN – FORMULA, ISLAND JPN LP promo, Rupert Hine!

WAKEMAN, RICK – RHAPSODIES, A&M JPN 2LP promo

Dana Madore

9/18/68 The Who release the 45 “Magic Bus” b/w “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” (yet another charming John Entwistle song).

 

Tomorrow 9/19, Happy birthday to Nile Rogers of Chic (1952); “Mama” Cass Elliot (1943); Twiggy (1949); singer / songwriter / elf Paul Williams (1940); Lol Crème (of 10cc) (1947)!

My good friend Dana Madore is still in the hospital, here in Long Beach, CA. If we chant hard enough, maybe we can stop this rain! Actually, it’s been so damned hot here lately, I would welcome some rain! And I’d get my lawn watered for free!

Neat 45’s from New York!

ALPERT, HERB / TIJUANA BRASS – SUMMERTIME, A&M US 7″ W/PS

COOPER, ALICE – EIGHTEEN / BODY, WARNER US 7″ promo

  1. JOHN – WASH MAMA WASH, ATCO US 7″ promo

MACK, LONNIE – LAY IT DOWN, ELEKTRA US 7″ W/PS

QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE – FRESH AIR / FREEWAY FLYER, CAPITOL US 7″ promo

STEPPENWOLF – WHO NEEDS YA, DUNHILL US 7″ promo

WINTER, JOHNNY – 21ST CENTURY MAN, COLUMBIA US 7″ promo

Birthdays #3

Happy birthday to Bill Black, bassist for Elvis Presley and leader of The Bill Black Combo (1926, Memphis, TN); Hank Williams (1923); Fee Waybill (singer of The Tubes, born John Waldo) (1950).

 

Another one of those days. I can’t think of what to write.

 

I got onto The Bill Black Combo in the early 90’s, and it took a while, but I think I got all of the US LP’s on Hi Records. A company in England was doing 2-on-1 CD’s for a while, so that helped. I first heard of Elvis Presley in the early 60’s, as he was a topic that it was difficult to avoid. I remember people asking, “Who’s better, The Beatles or Elvis Presley?” Who’s Elvis Presley?

 

I found out pretty quickly. This was so long ago, that I went to Wallach’s Music City and bought a couple of his RCA EP’s – 4 songs each. Blue Suede Shoes! Shake Rattle & Roll! In the modern age, I do not mind buying an Elvis Presley SA-CD of hits or a CD repro of his 60’s 45’s. He does well what it is that he does.

 

Hank Williams was never particularly of interest to me. The ex-wife got the 2CD collection at the end of the 80’s and seemed to like it. The voice is OK, and I do enjoy some of the songs.

 

The Tubes! Fee Waybill – do you know what a Fee Waybill is? It’s an import / export phrase, letting you know if something’s been paid for or freight paid for. Something like that. I liked their debut album, when it was new. I duly saw them play live towards the end of the 70’s at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, one of their big shows. I got their music videos. Like all intelligent people, I was shocked and stunned that Ron Nagle got a co-write on “Don’t Touch Me There”! Al Kooper produced their first album, so you know it sounds good – and if there was still an A&M, maybe Al could remix it to 5.1 for us to hear.

Time Machine – August 1974

Happy birthday to B. B. King (1925); Earl Klugh (1953); Kenny Jones (of Small Faces and The Who) (1948)!

 

Today’s Time Machine is from August, 1974 – a time I remember well. I was just about to start high school! As usual, this list of albums comes courtesy our friends at Strange Days magazine, Mr. Quoichiro Iwamoto, in particular.

 

August, 1974 releases: Emerson, Lake & Palmer “Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends” (Manticore UK 3LP live album K 63500); Mike Oldfield “Hergest Ridge” (Virgin UK LP V 2013); Little Feat “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now” (Warner Brothers US LP BS 2784); Joe Cocker “I Can Stand A Little Rain” (Cube UK LP HIFLY 18); Scott Walker “We Had It All” (CBS UK LP S 80254); Lou Reed “Sally Can’t Dance” (RCA US LP CPL1-0611); Harry Nilsson “Pussycats” (RCA US LP CPL1-0570); Average White Band “A.W.B.” (Atlantic US LP SD 7308 though I am certain it originated in England, with a Warner UK “K” number); and finally Bachman Turner Overdrive “Not Fragile” (Mercury US LP SRM-1-1004).

 

I’ll confess to having a British 3LP ELP Manticore LP set, but I have not gone for a CD version of it, noting my lack of interest in hearing a polished up E.L.P. of the day; there are divergent versions of the Mike Oldfield LP / CD – I have a UK LP, a US LP that is banded, an old re-mastered Virgin UK CD, and a new Mercury re-re-mastered CD – the story always used to be that David Lynch thought Hergest Ridge must have something as powerful as what got used in “The Exorcist”, so was forever trying to license it! And it’s an odd duck, in the Mike Oldfield catalogue, with the newest CD making the most sense, as relevant singles have now been added. Is there a quad LP? Oh, there was a quad remix in “Boxed”, but…

 

Little Feat was off of my radar by ’74, fully. It was absolutely not a style in which I participated. I don’t even know if Roy Estrada is on it or not!

 

Joe Cocker is always interesting to me. His first 2 or 3 A&M LP’s are dynamite ’68 – ’71 hippie rock music! I believe I finally got a UK Cube / Fly copy, after years of looking, no use for an A&M copy. I am in the process of reading a biography about Joe Cocker by J.P. Bean, must re-read the section about this LP, and advise.

 

Scott Walker has never troubled me; Lou Reed initially showed promise, then proceeded to make LP’s of this sort – pass. Harry Nilsson was obviously “of interest” and John Lennon’s appearance on this LP generated interest, but of what sort? I didn’t “get it” at the time, maybe I should listen again and see if the magic appears?

 

Then and now, I dig the Average White Band. Even saw them live not long ago, great band! And you can’t argue with “Pick Up The Pieces” or “Cut The Cake”, could you?

 

B.T.O. were not “of interest” in 1974 and not really even now, apart from some hit singles. Ex-Guess Who, and likely seemed a bit plodding at the time, and by ’74 hit singles were much less of a consideration for me.

Back Into It…

Yesterday, Happy birthday to Paul Kossof (of Free) (1950)! Today, Happy birthday to Julian “Cannonball” Adderley (1926); Lee Dorman (of Iron Butterfly fame).

After going to approx. a dozen record stores in a week with Murray Cammick, I decided to take a few weeks off from buying / looking at records. This gave me a chance to enter many cartons of CD’s into my list (approx. 30 cartons).

But last weekend, I re-entered the fray and found the following:

 

BERGER, MICHEL – BEAURIVAGE, WARNER FR LP French songwriter

BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND – EAST / WEST, AUDIO FIDELITY US SA-CD stereo, hybrid

FAIRWEATHER-LOW, ANDY – LA BOOGA ROOGA, A&M UK LP

GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION – (YOU’RE A) FOXY LADY, WARNER NL 7″ W/PS re-issue

HERMAN’S HERMITS – MOST OF, MFP UK LP collection

JETHRO TULL – PASSION PLAY, CHRYSALIS EU LP re-issue, new mix w/lg. booklet

JULY – s/t, PARLOPHONE EU LP re-issue, colored vinyl; Tom Newman

MORECAMBE & WISE – EMI COMEDY, EMI UK CD collection

RAMBOW, PHILIP – SHOOTING GALLERY, EMI UK LP

SAD CAFÉ – s/t, RCA UK LP ’80

SIMON & GARFUNKEL – BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS, COLUMBIA US 7″

SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET – INTERPRETA EN ESPANOL, SUNDAZED US 7″x2 W/PS re-issue

SQUIRE, CHRIS / ALAN WHITE – RUN WITH THE FOX, ATLANTIC IT 7″ W/PS Yes members

STEELEYE SPAN – BEST OF, CHRYSALIS UK LP collection

TEARS FOR FEARS – SOWING THE SEEDS OF LOVE, FONTANA UK 12″ W/PS

V.A. – NUGGETS, RHINO US 2LP re-issue compilation

WHITCOMB, IAN – HIP HOORAY FOR NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN, ARGO UK LP

ZAPPA, FRANK – ROXY & ELSEWHERE, ZAPPA US 2LP re-issue

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I am no longer in a relationship.