Today’s List

Buena Park swap meet 5/31/15

B52’S, THE – LEGAL TENDER, WARNER US 7″ W/PS

B52’S, THE – PRIVATE IDAHO, WARNER US 7″ W/PS

BEE GEES – ALIVE, ATCO US 7″ promo

BEE GEES – MY WORLD, ATCO US 7″ promo

BOWIE, DAVID – NEVER LET ME DOWN, EMI AMERICA US 7″ W/PS

DEEP PURPLE – PERFECT STRANGERS, POLYDOR UK 7″ pic disc

DEVO – PEEK-A-BOO, WARNER US 7″ W/PS

DYLAN, BOB – TANGLED UP IN BLUE, COLUMBIA US 7″ promo

FREBERG, STAN – OLD PAYOLA ROLL BLUES, CAPITOL US 8″ acetate; also a 78rpm acetate of “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”

GENESIS – LAND OF CONFUSION, ATLANTIC US 7″ W/PS

GUN – LONG HAIR WILDMAN, EPIC US 7″ promo

JOHN, ELTON – PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM, MCA US 7″ promo

LANDERS, RICHARD – FRIDAY NIGHT FEELING, OVATION US 7″

LITTLE SISTER (Sly Stone)SOMEBODY’S WATCHING OVER YOU, STONE FL US 7″ promo

OTIS SHOW, JOHNNY – TELL ME SO / STAY WITH ME, CAPITOL US 7″ promo

REED, JERRY – GOODNIGHT IRENE, COLUMBIA US 7″ promo, red

RUTHERFORD, MIKE – WORKING IN LINE, CHARISMA NL 7″ W/PS

UNIFICS, THE – WHICH ONE SHOULD I CHOOSE, KAPP US 7″ Northern Soul for $2.-

WHITE, TONY JOE – GROUPY GIRL, MONUMENT US 7″ promo

WONDER, STEVIE – DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING, TAMLA US 7″ promo

Procol Harum

On 5/29 Happy birthday to Gary Brooker (of Procol Harum) (1945); Tomorrow 5/29, Irmin Schmidt (keyboard player of Can) (1937). I could write about either, but today I’ll do Gary Brooker, as there has been some activity in the Procol Harum camp as of late, with new 2LP re-issues of many (all?) of their later albums.

 

My late brother was who started me on the long path to the full appreciation of Procol Harum. In a way, listening to the debut LP of Procol Harum taught me some ‘record collector’ patience! I could actually sit and listen all the way through that LP! (Note: I can still sit and listen to it all the way through).

 

Procol Harum sound like The Beatles to me, these days. Even their later records are ‘spirited’! Please listen!

 

I never had a chance to see this band on a stage. I never had the chance to meet any of them.

Rockaway 45’s

Happy birthday UK singer / TV personality Cilla Black (1943); jazzer Ramsey Lewis (1935). I own records by both, but can’t really think of what to say; she’s from Liverpool and he had some decent records in the 60’s.

Did a large batch of 45’s Rockaway recently!

ALQUIN – STRANGER, RCA US 7″ promo

ALQUIN – STRANGER / MR. WIDOW, RCA US 7″

BETHNAL – NOTHING NEW, VERTIGO UK 7″ W/PS blue

DALTREY, ROGER – PARTING SHOULD BE PAINLESS, ATLANTIC US 7″ promo

DEE, KIKI – I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME, ROCKET US 7″ promo

FARLOWE, CHRIS – WE CAN WORK IT OUT, POLYDOR UK 7″

HARRIS, ROLF – WAR CANOE / LINDA, EMI UK 7″ re-issue

HARRISON, GEORGE – ALL THOSE YEARS AGO / WRITING’S ON THE WALL, DARK HORSE US 7″ W/PS

HUNTER, IAN – WE GOTTA’ GET OUT OF HERE, CHRYSALIS US 7″

JACKSON, JOE – BREAKING US IN TWO / TARGET, A&M US 7″ W/PS

JACOBY, DON “JAKE” – THEME FROM ELVIRA MADIGAN / EYES OF LOVE, POMPEII US 7″

JETHRO TULL – WHISTLER, THE / STRIP CARTOON, CHRYSALIS US 7″

KING, JONATHAN – PALOMA BLANCA (WHITE DOVE), BIG TREE US 7″ promo

LENNON, JOHN – HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER), GEFFEN US 7″ W/PS re-issue

LENNON, JOHN – NOBODY TOLD ME, POLYDOR US 7″ W/PS

LENNON, JULIAN – SAY YOU’RE WRONG / BE BOP, CHARISMA UK 7′ W/PS

LIGHT, J.J. – HEYA, LIBERTY FR 7′ W/PS

McCARTNEY, PAUL – SO BAD / PIPES OF PEACE, COLUMBIA US 7″ W/PS

PARADE, THE – WELCOME, YOU’RE IN LOVE, A&M US 7″ promo

PRICE, ALAN – JARROW SONG / LOOK AY MY FACE, WARNER UK 7″

PROCOL HARUM – WHISKEY TRAIN / ABOUT TO DIE, A&M US 7″

ROLLERS, THE (Bay City Rollers) – NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, EPIC UK 7″

ROXY MUSIC – JEALOUS GUY, ATCO US 7″ promo

ROXY MUSIC – JEALOUS GUY / TO TURN YOU ON, E.G. UK 7″ W/PS

STEWART, ROD – TWISTING THE NIGHT AWAY, MERCURY US 7″

SUNFIGHTER (Chris Rainbow)SUCH A LOVELY NIGHT, EMI UK 7″

URIAH HEEP – SOMETHING OR NOTHING / WHAT CAN I DO, BRONZE UK 7″

WEATHER REPORT – BROWN STREET, COLUMBIA US 7″ promo

WEIDER, JOHN – DON’T GIVE UP ON ME / AMBUSH ALICE, ANCHOR UK 7″

WORD, THE – NAZ, THE, CHARISMA US 7″ promo

YES – RHYTHM OF LOVE, ATCO US 7″ W/PS

Jaki Liebezeit / Phantom Band

Happy birthday, Jaki Liebezeit (drummer of Can) (1938); Verden Allen (of Mott The Hoople) (1944); Levon Helm (of The Band) (1942).

I did Mott The Hoople not all that long ago; Levon Helm, I don’t have much to say about – but Jaki Liebezeit from Can – him I like!

Let’s not concentrate of Jaki’s contributions to Can, let’s look at his solo work with Phantom Band!

 

LP                PHANTOM BAND                                                  SKY DE         SKY 048               1980 10 TRKS stereo LP Holger Czukay

 

LP                FREEDOM OF SPEECH                                       SKY DE         SKY 065               1981 10 TRKS stereo LP

 

CD               FREEDOM OF SPEECH – PHANTOM BAND   SKY DE         CD 32/109-110   1995 20 TRKS stereo CD 2-on-1, 1980 & 1981 recordings

 

CD               NOWHERE                                                              SPOON DE   SPOONCD 17     1990? 13 TRKS stereo CD

 

Really, the stand out LP in Phantom Band’s output is their 2nd album, “Freedom Of Speech”, from 1981. Jaki is the drummer, but the star is Sheldon Ancell, the vocalist / lyricist. There’s some really messed-up stuff on “Freedom Of Speech”!

 

Mr. Ancell recently turned up on a Holger Czukay 10” “Hit Flop”, presumably from this (or last) year, again, providing the voice. Sounds American, maybe an American living in Germany?

Sweden and Finland

In re-typing up my LP list, this morning, I ran across all of my Swedish and Finnish LP’s, some I’ve had for 40 years!

I want to thank my good friend Dana Madore for turning me on to many Swedish and Finnish artists, naturally from the 70’s, 80’s etc.  Not everyone chose this path, but I was lucky enough to know Dana Madore.

In honor of my running across all of this stuff, I must first say how much I miss many of the departed artists I noted, in these particular collections.  Bo Hansson, Pekka Pohjola and everybody who was in the band Wigwam who passed on, Pekka Poyry – the Finnish sax player who graced so many LP’s…I miss all of you guys immensely, your LP’s add color and tone to my sprawling LP collection.  Love to you all!

Today’s Playlist:

Goran AGDUR – Fallet

Bo HANSSON / Jan KARLSSON – Taxfree (a song that Jimi Hendrix also really liked)

HJARNSTORM – Min Skugga

IMP INK – The Pranky Elevator

MOGEL – Kanner Sa Fa

JONAS PALM – Artrock

PSYNKOPAT – Banal Boj

PUSHTWANGERS – Bad Bad Girls

STORMAKT GUL – Sondra Och Harska

Jukka TOLONEN – Aurora Borealis (also known as “Northern Lights”)

Olli AHVENLAHTI – Grandma’s Rocking Chair

WIGWAM – Frederick & Bill (the very first piece of Finnish music I ever heard!  Who’s the guitarist?)

Pekka POHJOLA – Tehdasmushkkia

PEDRO’S HEAVY GENTLEMEN – Nuclear Dustman’s Ball (a great song and performance by Jim Pembroke)

JARGON – Snapshot

PIIRPAUKE – Imala Maika

Make LIEVONEN – Rain Dance

So this was a playlist that was a long time coming.  It’s groovy stuff, and i recommend everything here, and am happy to discuss any of it.

Miles Davis

Happy birthday, jazzer Miles Davis (1926).

Today, we have some time for old crusty jazz guy Miles Davis. You’ve probably heard some Miles Davis, I think we all have. These days, I try to find his 45’s, which isn’t easy. I think the first Miles Davis title I got is the one that Hermeto Pascoal is supposed to be on? That would’ve been around ’77 or so, when I was all getting into Hermeto.

When I used to work in import / export, we imported a lot of Japanese pressings of Mr. Davis’ work, for anxious well-heeled patrons. For the last few years, in addition to collecting his 45’s, I also seek our his SA-CD titles, some of which have been remixed to 5.1! (And I’d like a few more…)

So, hats off to Miles Davis! He can’t play in France any more, which I am certain bums out a portion of the Paris community.

 

CD               WALKIN’                                                                      PRESTIGE JPN     VICJ-41506       1954            2006 5 TRKS mono CD kami sleeve

CD               RELAXIN’ WITH                                                          PRESTIGE US       OJCCD 190.2    1956            1987 6 TRKS mono CD

CD               BIRTH OF THE COOL                                               CAPITOL US          92862.2              1957            1990? 12 TRKS mono CD

CD               ASCENSEUR POUR L’ECHAFAUD (O.S.T.)        FONTANA US        836305.2            1958            1988 26 TRKS stereo CD O.S.T.

CD               KIND OF BLUE                                                           COLUMBIA US      EN 90887           1959            2004 6 TRKS stereo CD

MD               KIND OF BLUE (MD)                                                 COLUMBIA US      CM 40579          1959            1959 5 TRKS stereo Minidisc, wrong speed edition

CD               KIND OF BLUE (re)                                                   COLUMBIA US      CK 40579           1959            1989? 5 TRKS stereo CD wrong speed edition

SA-CD         KIND OF BLUE 5.1                                                    COLUMBIA US      CS 64935           1959            2003 6 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid 5.1

CD               PORGY AND BESS                                                   COLUMBIA US      CK 65141           1959            1997 15 TRKS stereo CD

CD               SKETCHES OF SPAIN                                             COLUMBIA US      CK 65142           1960            1997 8 TRKS stereo CD

SA-CD         SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME 5.1              ANALOGUE US    CAPJ 8456 SA  1961            2003 6 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid 5.1

7″                 GIRLS OF KILIMANJARO Part 1 / Part 2                COLUMBIA US      4-44652              1962            1962 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

SA-CD         SEVEN STEPS TO HEAVEN 5.1                            ANALOGUE US    CAPJ 8851 SA  1963            2003 6 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid 5.1

SA-CD         QUIET NIGHTS (SA-CD)                                          COLUMBIA US      CS 65293           1964            2003 8 TRKS SA-CD Non-hybrid stereo

CD               HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PLUGGED NICKEL    COLUMBIA US      CK 67377           1965            1995 6 TRKS stereo CD Live ’65

LP                GREATEST HITS (re)                                                COLUMBIA US      PC 9808             1969            1980? 8 TRKS stereo LP collection, jazz

CD               LIVE-EVIL                                                                    COLUMBIA US      C2K 65135        1970            1997 8 TRKS stereo 2CD with Hermeto Pascoal

7″                 SATURDAY MILES / FRIDAY MILES promo         COLUMBIA US      4-45327              1971            1971 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

7″                 MAIYSHA (PS)                                                            COLUMBIA US      AS 214                1976            1976 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo-only

Leo Sayer

Happy birthday UK singer / songwriter Leo Sayer (1948).

I have a small Leo Sayer collection, but I like the records I have! Wonder how he hooked-up with Roger Daltrey? Shame he got super popular, after the records listed below. He’s still alive, presumably still in England.

 

7″                 SHOW MUST GO ON, THE / TOMORROW (PS)     CHRYSALIS DE   6155 020    1973 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

LP                SILVERBIRD                                                                 CHRYSALIS UK   CHR 1050  1973 11 TRKS stereo LP

7″                 LONG TALL GLASSES / IN MY LIFE                         CHRYSALIS UK   CHS 2052   1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 ONE MAN BAND / DROP BACK                                 CHRYSALIS UK   CHS 2045   1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 LET IT BE (PS)                                                              CHRYSALIS UK   CHS 2080   1975 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 MOONLIGHTING / STREETS OF YOUR TOWN     CHRYSALIS UK   CHS 2076   1975 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

CD                VERY BEST OF                                                             RHINO US            R2 79798    2000 16 TRKS stereo CD collection

Joe Cocker

Happy birthday to singer Cher (1946); singer Joe Cocker (1944).

I never bothered to collect Joe Cocker when his best records were initially released, but I am very OK with his Regal-Zonophone / A&M LP’s in 2015. I even got a DVD of the feature film his tour generated, “Mad Dogs & Englishmen” – see it! Believe it! It’s “Hippie Entitlement” at it’s best! Mr, Cocker is no longer with us, but his rasp will freak on!

7″                 MARJORINE / NEW AGE OF THE LILLY, THE                                                       REGAL ZONO UK   RZ 3006           1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 MARJORINE / NEW AGE OF THE LILLY, THE promo                                          A&M US                    928

1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 DELTA LADY / SHE’S SO GOOD TO ME                                                                REGAL ZONO UK   RZ 3024           1969 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 DELTA LADY / SHE’S SO GOOD TO ME promo                                                   A&M US                    1112

1969? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

CD               JOE COCKER!                                                                                                             HIP-O US                  B0012911.2    2009 10 TRKS stereo CD

LP                JOE COCKER!                                                                                                             REGAL ZONO UK   SLRZ 1011      1969 10 TRKS stereo LP UK original edition

LP                JOE COCKER! (DE)                                                                                                    POLYDOR DE          184 349           1969 10 TRKS stereo LP 2nd LP

CD               WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS                                                           A&M US                    490419.2         1999 12 TRKS stereo CD

LP                WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS                                                           REGAL ZONO UK   SLRZ 1006      1969 10 TRKS stereo LP UK original edition

LP                WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (re)                                                    CUBE DE                 136 305           1980? 10 TRKS stereo LP 1st LP

7″                 WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS / (same)                                           A&M US                    991

1969 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

7″                 LETTER, THE (Live) / SPACE CAPTAIN (Live) (PS)                                            A&M US                    1174

1970? 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 LETTER, THE (Live) / SPACE CAPTAIN (Live) promo                                        A&M US                    1174

1970? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

CD               MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN                                                                                   A&M US                    6002.2

1999? 19 TRKS stereo 2CD Live

LP                MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN (Jpn)                                                                         A&M JPN                  AMW 15/16     1970 19 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album, double-fold cover, insert

CD               MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN COMPLETE FILLMORE EAST CONCERTS     HIP-O US                  B0005963.2    2006 32 TRKS stereo 3CD, Live 3/70 Fillmore East; Ltd. Ed.

7″                 PARDON ME SIR / ST. JAMES… promo                                                                A&M US                    1407

1970? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

LP                WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (re)                                                    MFP UK                    MFP 5275        1970? 12 TRKS stereo LP collection

LP                COCKER HAPPY                                                                                                         FLY UK                      HIFLY 3            1971 12 TRKS stereo LP collection

7″                 CRY ME A RIVER / GIVE PEACE A CHANCE (PS)                                               A&M US                    AM-1200-S      1971? 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 HIGH TIME WE WENT                                                                                                A&M US                    1258

1971 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

LP                LIVE IN L.A.                                                                                                                  CUBE FR                  2326 041         1972 9 TRKS stereo LP Live album

7″                 WOMAN TO WOMAN / MIDNIGHT RIDER                                                              CUBE UK                 BUG 25            1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

LP                I CAN STAND A LITTLE RAIN                                                                                   CUBE UK                 HIFLY 18          1974 10 TRKS stereo LP

7″                 PUT OUT THE LIGHT (PS)                                                                                        CUBE DE                 2016 073         1974 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD               MILLENNIUM COLLECTION, THE                                                                          A&M US                    541606.2         2000 11 TRKS stereo CD collection