The Association

Happy birthday Chuck Berry (1926), Russ Giguere (The Association) (1943) and Laura Nyro (1947). 2 out of 3 ain’t bad?

The Association

Probably first heard “Cherish” on an AM radio.  Seemed like FM never really took up with The Association, apart from the hits (not that I can remember back that far).

Saw them in “Goodbye Columbus” (a film with Richard Benjamin, directed by Frank Perry), love the movie, probably never played the soundtrack LP.

I did get some of their albums on CD from Japan and some Edsel LP re-issues.  Lauren knows one of them.  Would love to find some Japanese 45’s!

ASSOCIATION, THE        ALONG COMES MARY                                                          VALIANT US                              V-741                                     7″                                          1966                                                                                        2                                                1966? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve                                          US                                                                                            45                                              N

 

ASSOCIATION, THE        AND THEN ALONG COMES THE ASSOCIATION                  WARNER JPN                           WPCR-27822                        CD                                          1966                                                                                        12                                              2013 12 TRKS stereo CD     US                                          CD                                                                                            302

ASSOCIATION, THE        AND THEN ALONG COMES THE ASSOCIATION                  WARNER US                             WS 1702                                LP                                          1966                                                                                        12                                              1966 12 TRKS stereo LP     US                                          LP                                                                                             BSW

ASSOCIATION, THE        AND THEN ALONG COMES THE ASSOCIATION (DE)         LONDON DE                             SHA-U 98                               LP                                          1966                                                                                        12                                              1966 12 TRKS fake-stereo LP                                          US                                                                                            LP                                              BSW

 

ASSOCIATION, THE        ASSOCIATION “LIVE”, THE                                                    WARNER US                             2WS 1868                             LP                                          1970                                                                                        21                                              1970 21 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album                               US                                                                                            LP                                              BSW

 

ASSOCIATION, THE        BIRTHDAY                                                                               WARNER US                             WS 1733                                LP                                          1968                                                                                        11                                              1968 11 TRKS stereo LP     US                                          LP                                                                                             BSW

ASSOCIATION, THE        BIRTHDAY (11)                                                                       WARNER JPN                           WPCR-27824                        CD                                          1968                                                                                        11                                              2013 11 TRKS stereo CD     US                                          CD                                                                                            302

ASSOCIATION, THE        BIRTHDAY (14)                                                                       WARNER JPN                           WPCR-10077                        CD                                          1968                                                                                        14                                              1999 14 TRKS stereo CD     US                                          CD                                                                                            155

 

ASSOCIATION, THE        BRING YOURSELF HOME promo                                          WARNER US                             7515                                       7″                                          1971                                                                                        2                                                1971 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo                              US                                                                                            45                                              N

 

ASSOCIATION, THE        CHERISH                                                                                  VALIANT US                              V-747                                     7″                                          1966                                                                                        2                                                1966? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve                                          US                                                                                            45                                              N

 

ASSOCIATION, THE        EVERYTHING THAT TOUCHES YOU                                       WARNER US                             7163                                       7″                                          1968                                                                                        2                                                1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve US                                          45                                                                                            N

ASSOCIATION, THE        EVERYTHING THAT TOUCHES YOU (UK)                              WARNER UK                             WB 6118                               7″                                          1968                                                                                        2                                                1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo                              US                                                                                            45                                              N

 

ASSOCIATION, THE        GOLDEN HEEBIE-JEEBIES                                                       EDSEL UK                                  ED 239                                   LP                                          1987                                                                                        15                                              1987 15 TRKS stereo LP collection, 60’s recordings                                                                                            US                                              LP                                            BSW

 

ASSOCIATION, THE        GOODBYE, COLUMBUS (O.S.T.)                                           CCM US                                     CCM 648                                CD                                          1969                                                                                        10                                              2006 10 TRKS stereo CD O.S.T.                                          US                                                                                            CD                                              OST1

ASSOCIATION, THE        GOODBYE, COLUMBUS (O.S.T.)                                           WARNER US                             WS 1786                                LP                                          1969                                                                                        10                                              1969 10 TRKS stereo LP O.S.T.                                          US                                                                                            LP                                              DNW

ASSOCIATION, THE        GOODBYE, COLUMBUS (O.S.T.) (DE)                                   WARNER DE                             WB 46106                             LP                                          1969                                                                                        10                                              1969 10 TRKS stereo LP O.S.T.                                          US                                                                                            LP                                              171

 

ASSOCIATION, THE        GOODBYE, COLUMBUS / TIME IT IS TODAY, THE              WARNER US                             7267                                       7″                                          1969                                                                                        2                                                1969 2 TRKS no pic sleeve US                                          45                                                                                            N

 

ASSOCIATION, THE        GREATEST HITS!                                                                     WARNER US                             1767.2                                   CD                                          1969                                                                                        13                                              1990? 13 TRKS stereo CD collection                        US                                                                                            CD                                              E

ASSOCIATION, THE        GREATEST HITS!                                                                     WARNER US                             WS 1767                                LP                                          1968                                                                                        13                                              1968 13 TRKS stereo LP collection                        US                                                                                            LP                                              BSW

 

ASSOCIATION, THE        INSIGHT OUT – WINDY                                                           WARNER JPN                           WPCR-27823                        CD                                          1967                                                                                        11                                              2013 11 TRKS stereo CD     US                                          CD                                                                                            302

ASSOCIATION, THE        INSIGHT OUT – WINDY (DE)                                                  WARNER DE                             WS 1696                                LP                                          1967                                                                                        11                                              1967 11 TRKS stereo LP     US                                          LP                                                                                             BSW

 

ASSOCIATION, THE        NEVER MY LOVE                                                                     WARNER US                             7074                                       7″                                          1968                                                                                        2                                                1968? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve                                          US                                                                                            45                                              N

 

ASSOCIATION, THE        NO FAIR AT ALL / LOOKING GLASS                                    VALIANT US                              V-758                                     7″                                          1966                                                                                        2                                                1966? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve                                          US                                                                                            45                                              N

 

ASSOCIATION, THE        PANDORA’S GOLDEN HEEBIE JEEBIES                                 VALIANT US                              V-755                                     7″                                          1966                                                                                        2                                                1966? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve                                          US                                                                                            45                                              N

 

ASSOCIATION, THE        SIX MAN BAND promo                                                         WARNER US                             7229                                       7″                                          1968                                                                                        2                                                1968? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo                              US                                                                                            45                                              N

 

ASSOCIATION, THE        TIME FOR LIVIN’ / BIRTHDAY – Morning                             WARNER US                             7195                                       7″                                          1968                                                                                        2                                                1968? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, stock copy                       US                                                                                            45                                              N

ASSOCIATION, THE        TIME FOR LIVIN’ promo                                                        WARNER US                             7195                                       7″                                          1968                                                                                        2                                                1968? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo                              US                                                                                            45                                              N

 

ASSOCIATION, THE        WINDY / SOMETIME                                                              WARNER US                             7041                                       7″                                          1970                                                                                        2                                                1968? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve                                          US                                                                                            45                                              N

 

ASSOCIATION, THE              YES, I WILL promo                WARNER US          7305

Brian Eno “77 Million” CD

Happy birthday Robbie Shakespeare (1953) and Randy Bachman (Guess Who & B.T.O.)  (1943).

BRIAN ENO – 77 Million (Opal / Beat Japan 2006 CD) 1,000 copies, mine is #740

Presumably done for his exhibition of 77 million paintings / illustrations that showed at Laforet, a shopping mall art gallery in March, 2006.  Paper sleeve CD, with only a card inside that says “This compilation is a limited edition of 1,000 copies of unreleased material by Brian Eno.   I’ll tell you what’s on this CD, as I assume it’s fairly uncommon.

Never Stomp

System Piano

Bonk

Luxor Night Car

Targa Summer

Cold

Little Slicer

Surf Birds

Targa

I always shy’d away from Mr. Eno’s sleepy bye music.  This CD is more than “sleepy bye” music, some of it actually has some guts to it, but not a note of Mr. Eno singing; there are some women he sampled who do sing some of this.  And “Targa” is about 16 minutes long!

The Temptations

Happy birthday Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly) (1941) and Julian “Cannonball” Adderley (1926)!

THE TEMPTATIONS, a Motown group!

If you have the bucks, this is a decent way to go:

https://www.discogs.com/The-Temptations-Emperors-Of-Soul/master/714014

It’s a 5CD boxed set and it has nearly everything you could want for The Temps.

If you are less well heeled, a 2CD collection might do the trick:

https://www.discogs.com/The-Temptations-Anthology/release/5112079

Both have the tracks you would want; I believe I found the “Emperors Of Soul” 5CD boxed set for $1 a disc, as some used store.  It does go slightly later than “Anthology” goes.

And all of this because I liked “Ball Of Confusion” as a youngster!

Lenny Bruce

Lenny Bruce died today in 1966.  I remember not knowing who he was, once upon a time.  But I quickly found out, probably about the time Frank Zappa released an LP of him, about 1969 or 1970.  I am not an expert on Mr. Bruce, I am just a fan.  His book “How To Talk Dirty and influence People” is a must-read!

7″                 2 INTERVIEWS OF OUR TIMES (EP) (PS)                                    FANTASY US            EP-4051           1959? 2 TRK EP with pic sleeve

7″                 2 INTERVIEWS OF OUR TIMES (EP) (PS) (UK)                          VOGUE UK                VE 170132      1959? 2 TRK UK EP with pic sleeve

 

LP                 AMERICAN                                                                                           FANTASY US            7011                 1961 10 TRKS mono LP comedy, red vinyl

 

CD                BERKELEY CONCERT, THE                                                               RHINO US                 R2 70355         1989 1 TRK stereo / mono CD comedy

LP                 BERKELEY CONCERT, THE                                                               BIZARRE US              2S 6329            1969 4 TRKS stereo 2LP comedy

 

LP                 BEST OF, THE                                                                                       FANTASY US            7012                 1962 9 TRKS stereo LP collection, re-issue

 

LP                 CARNEGIE HALL – FEBRUARY 4, 1961                                          U.A. US                      UAS 9800        1972 6 TRKS stereo 3LP comedy

 

LP                 CURRAN THEATRE – NOVEMBER 19, 1961                                FANTASY US            34201               1971 6 TRKS stereo 3LP comedy

 

LP                 I AM NOT A NUT, ELECT ME!                                                         FANTASY US            7007                 1960 10 TRKS mono LP comedy, red vinyl

 

LP                 IN CONCERT                                                                                        U.A. US                      UAL 3580        1967 9 TRKS mono LP comedy

 

LP                 INTERVIEWS OF OUR TIMES                                                          FANTASY US            7001                 1958 9 TRKS mono LP comedy, red vinyl

 

LP                 IS OUT AGAIN                                                                                     PHILLES US               PHLP 4010      1963 2 TRKS mono LP comedy

 

LP                 LAW, LANGUAGE AND LENNY BRUCE, THE                              PHIL SPECTOR US   SP 9101           1974 2 TRKS mono LP comedy

 

7″                 LAW, LANGUAGE AND LENNY BRUCE, THE (PS) promo      PHIL SPECTOR US   PRO 598          1974 12 TRK EP; with pic sleeve, promo

 

LP                 LENNY BRUCE’S INTERVIEWS OF OUR TIMES red                  FANTASY US            7001                 1958 9 TRKS mono LP comedy, red vinyl

 

CD                LET THE BUYER BEWARE                                                                 SHOUT US                 D6K 37109      2004 119 TRKS stereo 6CD boxed set collection

 

CD                ORIGINALS Vol. 1                                                                              FANTASY US            FCD 60023.2  1991 16 TRKS stereo CD comedy

 

CD                ORIGINALS Vol. 2                                                                              FANTASY US            FCD 60024.2  1991 18 TRKS stereo CD comedy

 

LP                 REAL LENNY BRUCE, THE                                                                FANTASY US            F 79003            1974 14 TRKS stereo 2LP collection, booklet, poster

 

7″                 SICK HUMOR OF LENNY BRUCE, THE (EP)                                FANTASY US            EP 4071           1959 4 TRKS mono EP no pic sleeve

LP                 SICK HUMOR OF LENNY BRUCE, THE (UK) re-issue              DEMON V UK           VERB 2             1984 6 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

LP                 SICK HUMOR OF LENNY BRUCE, THE                                          FANTASY US            7003                 1959 6 TRKS mono LP comedy, red vinyl

 

CD                THANK YOU MASKED MAN                                                           FANTASY US            FCD-7716.2    2004 8 TRKS stereo / mono CD comedy, CD Extra

 

CD                TO IS A PREPOSITION; COME IS A VERB                                   KNITTING US           KCR-3019        2000 11 TRKS stereo CD US comedy

LP                 TO IS A PREPOSITION; COME IS A VERB                                   DOUGLAS US           DOUGLAS 2    1970? 11 TRKS mono LP comedy

 

LP                 UNEXPURGATED – VERY BEST OF (UK)                                      FANTASY UK            FASLP 5001    1982 12 TRKS mono LP collection

 

LP                 WHAT I WAS ARRESTED FOR                                                        DOUGLAS US           KZ 30872         1970? 11 TRKS mono LP comedy, promo

 

LP                 WHY DID LENNY BRUCE DIE?                                                        CAPITOL US              KAO 2630       1966 2 TRKS mono LP documentary

Track Record (UK)

Happy birthday Percy Sledge (1940) and John McVie (Fleetwood Mac) (1945). Also the date of the farewell performance by The Cream at The Royal Albert Hall, 1968.

 

After discussing mono vs. stereo as issued by Track Record UK yesterday, I decided to go on and take this discussion to it’s conclusion today.

 

I can confirm these albums as being issued in mono in the UK:

 

HENDRIX, JIMI        ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?                                                                                TRACK RECORD UK    612 001

LP                               1967                                                                                                                        11

Not issued in stereo in the UK, but Reprise Records in the US released a stereo LP for this title.

 

WHO, THE                WHO SELL OUT, THE                                                                                         TRACK RECORD UK    612 002

LP                               1968                                                                                                                        13

The US did, in fact, issue a mono version of this LP, but it’s not the same as the UK mono version.

 

BROWN, ARTHUR CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN                                                             TRACK RECORD UK    612 005

LP                               1968                                                                                                                        8

The US did, in fact, issue a mono version of this LP, but it’s not the same as the UK mono version.

 

WHO, THE                DIRECT HITS                                                                                                        TRACK RECORD UK    612 006

LP                               1968                                                                                                                        12

I was so excited to finally get a mono LP of this title, recently…

 

I can confirm these albums as being issued in stereo in the UK:

 

HENDRIX, JIMI        AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE                                                                                         TRACK RECORD UK    613 003

LP                               1967                                                                                                                        13

 

HENDRIX, JIMI        SMASH HITS                                                                                                         TRACK RECORD UK    613 004

LP                               1968                                                                                                                        12

Track listing changed for the US

 

BROWN, ARTHUR CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN                                                             TRACK RECORD UK    613 005

LP                               1968                                                                                                                        8

 

WHO, THE                DIRECT HITS                                                                                                        TRACK RECORD UK    613 006

LP                               1968                                                                                                                        12

Not issued in the US, but pieced out over the “Magic Bus” LP etc.

 

ROMAN, MURRAY YOU CAN’T BEAT PEOPLE UP & HAVE THEM SAY I LOVE YOU             TRACK RECORD UK    613 007

LP                               1968                                                                                                                        16

 

ROMAN, MURRAY BLIND MAN’S MOVIE, A                                                                                     TRACK RECORD UK    613 015

LP                               1969                                                                                                                        11

Licensed from Tetragrammaton Records, at the insistence of Keith Moon

 

V.A.                            TRACK RECORD: HOUSE THAT TRACK BUILT, THE                                 TRACK RECORD UK    613 016

LP                               1969                                                                                                                        13

A fabulous compilation LP, including some rare Track Record cuts. I first read about it in a book about The Who, but I never saw a copy of it for sale until the early 80’s in New Zealand.

Portland, OR

Happy birthday Graham Parker (1950), jazz trumpet player Don Cherry (1936) and Kim Wilde (1960).

Went to Portland, OR for a week, a while back. Saw singer – songwriter Maia Sharp, too! Ate at some new places, drank at some new places – all around, a good time was had by all concerned!

 

45’s

 

COOPER, ALICE – ELECTED, WARNER UK 7”

DAHO, ETIENNE – TOMBE POUR LA FRANCE, VIRGIN FR 7” W/PS

DENVER, KARL – BY A SLEEPY LAGOON, DECCA UK 45 EP 7” W/PS

JAMES, TOMMY / SHONDELLS – HANKY PANKY, ROULETTE JPN 7” W/PS

JONES, TOM – I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN, LONDON JPN 7” W/PS

KIM, ANDY – BABY I LOVE YOU, DOT JPN 7” W/PS

MAMAS & PAPAS – I SAW HER AGAIN, VICTOR JPN 7” W/PS

McKENZIE, SCOTT – SAN FRANCISCO (BE SURE TO WEAR…), CBS JPN 7” W/PS

NABORS, JIM – TOMORROW NEVER COMES, COLUMBIA US 7” W/PS

POPEIL, LISA – PRIMO MAN, POPEIL US 7” W/PS

RITA MITSOUKO, LES – MARCIA BAILA, VIRGIN FR 7” W/PS

ROLLING STONES – FIVE BY FIVE, ABKCO US EP 7” W/PS re-issue

STEPPENWOLF – JUPITER CHILD, STATESIDE NZ 7”

SUMMERS, ANDY – LOVE IS THE STRANGEST WAY, MCA US 7” W/PS

TEARDROP EXPLODES – TREASON, MERCURY UK 7” W/PS

URIAH HEEP – THAT’S THE WAY IT IS, MERCURY US 7” W/PS

WITHERSPOON, JIMMY – SINGS THE BLUES, ARC UK EP 7” W/PS

 

Vinyl:

 

AUDSLEY, MICK – STORYBOARD, SONET UK LP

BARRON KNIGHTS – LIVE IN TROUBLE, EPIC UK LP

BATT, MIKE – WAVES, EPIC UK LP

BEE GEES – HORIZONTAL, RSO JPN LP

BIG PIG – BIG PIG (12″ x 2), WHITE AUS 12” W/PS

BROWN, ARTHUR – ZIM ZAM ZIM, BRONZE RAT UK LP

CAMEL – CLOAK AND DAGGER MAN, DECCA UK LP

CARAVAN – CARAVAN & THE NEW SYMPHONIA, DERAM UK LP

CARMEN – FANDANGOS IN SPACE, REGAL ZONO UK LP

CORNELIUS – STAR FRUITS SURF RIDER, MATADOR UK 12”

COUTURE, CHARLELIE – ART ET SCALP, ISLAND CAN LP

DAVIE, HUTCH / HIS SWINGING PIANO – MUCH HUTCH, ATCO US LP mono

ESCUDOS, LOS – NEW LOOK AT LATIN, DERAM US LP

FISCHER, MORGAN – LOOK AT LIFE, CHERRY RED UK LP

FLAIRCK – VARIATIES OP EEN DAME, POLYDOR NL LP

GONZALES TAKE ME TO BROADWAY, KITTY-YO DE 12”

GOODHAND-TAIT, PHILLIP – PHILLIP GOODHAND-TAIT, DJM AUS LP

GREENFIELD AND COOK – SECOND ALBUM, POLYDOR NL LP

HALEY, BILL / HIS COMETS – ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK, MIDI DE LP

HANSSON, BO – MITT I LIVET, SILENCE SWE LP

HICKS, DAN – IT HAPPENED ONE BITE, EDSEL UK LP re-issue

HUMBLEBUMS, THE – HUMBLEBUMS, TRANSATLANTIC UK LP

LAKE – LAKE, CBS DE LP

MANFRED MANN / EARTH BAND – NIGHTINGALES & BOMBERS, BRONZE UK LP

McCARTNEY, PAUL – HOPE FOR THE FUTURE, HEAR M US 12” W/PS

MOTHMEN, THE – PAY ATTENTION!, ON-U UK LP re-issue

OCEAN, BILLY – EUROPEAN QUEEN, JIVE DE 12” W/PS, green vinyl

PONTY, JEAN-LUC – AURORA, ATLANTIC DE LP

PROCOL HARUM – VOLUME 2, IMPACT FR LP collection

RAINBOW – STONE COLD, POLYDOR UK 12” W/PS

RARE BIRD – BORN AGAIN, POLYDOR UK LP

RARE BIRD – SOMEBODY’S WATCHING, POLYDOR UK LP

RIVERS, JOHNNY – SLIM SLO SLIDER, LIBERTY DE LP

SKY – VERY BEST OF, TELSTAR UK LP

STACKRIDGE – EXTRAVAGANZA, ROCKET UK LP

STILLS, STEPHEN / MANASSAS – DOWN THE ROAD, ATLANTIC US LP promo

SUMMERS, ANDY – LOVE IS THE STRANGEST WAY, MCA UK 12” W/PS

TOMLIN, LILY – THIS IS A RECORDING, POLYDOR DE LP

TUBES, THE – TUBES LIVE, A&M US LP promo-only

V.A. – ONE MOMENT IN TIME, ARISTA DE LP

V.A. – 12 X 12 MEGA MIXES, STAR BLEND UK 2LP

VANIAN, DAVID / PHANTOM CHORDS – JOHNNY REMEMBER ME, POLYDOR UK 12” W/PS

VAYA CON DIOS – VAYA CON DIOS, ARIOLA DE LP

WEB – I, SPIDER, AKARMA IT LP re-issue

WHO, THE – DIRECT HITS, TRACK RECORD UK LP mono

WURZELS, THE – COMBINE HARVESTER, ATTIC CAN LP

YURO, TIMI – BEST OF, LIBERTY JPN LP red vinyl

 

CD’s:

 

BEE GEES – THEIR GREATEST HITS, POLYDOR US 2xHDCD

BENSON, GEORGE – BREEZIN’, AUDIO FIDELITY US SA-CD 5.1

BROWN, ARTHUR – VOICE OF LOVE, ZOHO US CD

CHEAP TRICK – IN COLOR, EPIC US CD

CHEAP TRICK – HEAVEN TONIGHT, EPIC US CD

COCKER, JOE – LONG VOYAGE HOME, A&M US 4CD boxed set

COODER, RY – BOOMER’S STORY, REPRISE US CD

DEVO – DUTY NOW – NEW TRADITIONALISTS, VIRGIN UK CD 2-on-1

FANTASTISCHEN VIER, DIE – 4:99, COLUMBIA DE CD

GURTU, TRILOK – LIVING MAGIC, CMP US CD

JONES, BOOKER T. – ROAD FROM MEMPHIS, ANTI US CD

LASWELL, BILL – BROKEN VESSELS (O.S.T.), VELVEL US CD

MATERIAL – ONE DOWN, CELLULOID US CD

MONKEES, THE – HEADQUARTERS, RHINO US CD

MONKEES, THE – BIRDS, THE BEES & THE MONKEES, RHINO US CD

PINK FLOYD – P.U.L.S.E., COLUMBIA US 2CD

SQUEEZE – SQUEEZE, A&M US CD

SQUEEZE – COOL FOR CATS, A&M UK CD

TAHA, RACHID – TEKITOI, BARCLAY FR CD

TAHA, RACHID – MADE IN MEDINA, BARCLAY FR CD

THIRD EAR BAND – ALCHEMY – ELEMENTS, BGO UK 2CD

V.A. – GREASY TRUCKERS PARTY, LIBERTY UK 3CD

V.A. – DISCOVER INDONESIA, SMITHSONIAN US HDCD

V.A. – INFINE BY JMJ (Jean Michel Jarre), INFINE FR CD

ZAPPA, FRANK – ROXY – THE MOVIE, EAGLE VI US CD + Blu-ray

Neil Young “Decade” 2CD

Happy birthday Colonel Sanders (of K.F.C. fame) (1890) also guitarist Jimmy Reed (1925) and drummer Elvin Jones (1927).

 

“Decade” by Neil Young was originally a 3LP set on Reprise Records, a collection of most everything he’d done by 1977. So, too early to get his Geffen missives.

 

When did I first hear Neil Young? Obviously in Buffalo Springfield, but there were so many songwriters in that band! No way to tell Neil from Steve Stills, at least initially. We all heard Crosby Stills & Nash, and it made sense that it became Crosby Still Nash & Young, with “Déjà vu”. But wait a cotton pickin’ minute! By “Déjà vu”, there’s at least 3 x Neil Young solo albums!

 

“After The Goldrush” Remains my favorite Neil Young solo album. Maybe it was when it was released? Or my youth? My original Reprise US LP of it sits on the shelf in my bedroom (the music room). I wandered away after “Harvest” in ’72, the call of motorik music aus Deutschland had a more direct calling to my name, my culture.

 

I did not slobber for long at the steady stream of singer – songwriter-it is. The Germans knew what was really going on, not these hicks!

 

So, when “Decade” rolled down the pike, during my 2nd year at a hippie record store, I was non-plussed. “What? I Need more of this?”, I remember thinking. I did not initially buy “Decade”, as a 3LP set – besides it was something like $9.-!

 

I look at the CD booklet in 2015, were the LP innersleeves color? 35 tracks over 2CD’s, maybe a gnat’s more handle-able than the 8CD “Archive Vol. 1” CD boxed set, which I also obtained. “Decade” appears to be more to the point. Disc 1 – I mostly know the majority of those tracks, done. On Disc 2 of “Decade”, my knowledge trails off around track 9 or 10, as previously stated, I didn’t make it past “Harvest”.

 

Liner notes say “Burned” was ‘the first Neil Young vocal ever recorded’. I know that song! “Down To The Wire” is supposedly from “Stampede”, the unreleased Buffalo Springfield album. The “Sugar Mountain” B-Side is here, too. Lo & behold, there’s even some Stills – Young Band material on “Decade”!

 

So, was “Decade” really an attempt to have an early version of “Neil Young’s Greatest Hits”, collecting the Buffalo Springfield and solo stuff and CSN&Y stuff? They were all under one roof, at that point. Well, it doesn’t say that, I am making assumptions, which I am loathe to do.

 

But in 2015, I can listen and believe or not. He’s still alive, which is more than I can say for some people who helped Mr. Young, like Danny Whitten.

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

= = =

I am no longer in a relationship.

 

Recommended Records Sampler (1982)

5-29-14                     Recommended Records Sampler (1982)

Recommended Records Sampler (May 1st 1982)

Started life in Spring ’79…Released Spring ’82.

Side 1 (Time: 28.06)

VOGEL – Flaschenzug (I have a 45 by Vogel with Ivor Cutler)

FAUST – Extract 5 from “Faust Party 3” (I have numerous other records attributed to “Faust Party”, so not sure if I have this particular extract)

ART BEARS – All Hail! (I never cared for this post-Henry Cow band; I am not a fan of Dagmar Krause)

STORMY SIX – Reparto Novita (I mail-ordered 4 or 5 LP’s by this band , but it didn’t stick; I don’t remember them at all!)

THE HOMOSEXUALS – Walk Before Imitate

JOSEPH RACAILLE & PATRICK PORTELLA – On Ne Peut Plus Compter Sur Ses Doigts (Racaille is from ZNR, but I didn’t keep any Racaille & Portilla LP’s)

FELIU GASUL – *

Side 2 (Time: 30.45)

THE BLACK SHEEP – Strangelove

UNIVERSE ZERO – Influences (I have some of their albums in 2014, but I don’t think I’ve heard one that makes a big difference to me yet)

AKSAK MABOUL / HONEYMOON KILLERS – Boss De Crosses Dans Le Doulos (Absolutely love Mark Hollander’s stuff!(

THE WORK – Houdini (Ex-Henry Cow?)

HENRY COW – Slice / Viva Pa Ubu (I do not recognize this material by H.C.)

DECIBEL

Side 3 (Time: 31.00)

ART ZOYD – Simulacres (Similar story to Universe Zero)

THE MUFFINS – 2 from “Chronometers” (U.S. band)

HEINER GOEBBELS – Berlin Kudamm 12/4/81 (I remember not caring for an ECM album I used to have on CD)

AMOS – Steer Clear of England

CONVENTUM – Commerce Nostalgique

HECTOR ZAZOU – Vera C (The “Z” of ZNR – a real favorite)

Side 4 (Time: 30.08)

THIS HEAT – Pool (I know the band, but don’t recognize the title of this track)

THE RESIDENTS – Walter Westinghouse (U.S. band)

R. STEVIE MOORE – Pedestrian Hop & Copy Me (U.S. guitarist)

RON PATE – I Talk To My Haircut

PICCHIO DAL POZZO – Uccellin Del Bosco (I think this is found on their 2nd album)

ROBERT WYATT – The Internationale (this 2LP set says this is licensed from Rough Trade, so I am going to assume this appears elsewhere).

The Band

The Band

Happy birthday to Levon Helm of The Band (1942, Marvell, AR).

As a young man, I never quite ‘got’ The Band. Even at a very young age, it seemed like the type of hippie music that did not interest me – going as far as all but ignoring their records, even the good ones! Any exposure to the era of Basement Tape material will make one sit up and take notice of this Canadian-U.S. hybrid band. Just like Bob Dylan – who they worked with – they are fairly well served by the SA-CD community. Alas, I had to break down and buy an aftermarket DVD-A for “Music From Big Pink”, to get the album in 5.1 – the Mobile Fidelity SA-CD is stereo only!

LP                MUSIC FROM BIG PINK                                                                               CAPITOL US            SKAO 2955

1968 11 TRKS 1st pressing?

DVD             MUSIC FROM BIG PINK (DVD-A) 5.1                                                         CAPITOL US            77939.9

1968 11 TRKS 5.1 mix (’02 Issue)

LP                MUSIC FROM BIG PINK                                                                               TOSHIBA JPN          ECS-50101

1968 11 TRKS Jpn pressing, ’76 issue, insert

CD                MUSIC FROM BIG PINK (SA-CD)                                                               MOBILE FIDELITY   UDSA-CD 2044

1968 11 TRKS SA-CD (’09 issue) DSD Mastering

LP                MUSIC FROM BIG PINK                                                                               CAPITOL UK            ST 2955

1968 11 TRKS U.K. 2nd pressing

CD                MUSIC FROM BIG PINK re                                                                          CAPITOL US            25390.2

1968 20 TRKS (9 x bonus tracks) (’00 issue)

 

7″                 I SHALL BE RELEASED / WEIGHT, THE promo                                     CAPITOL US            P 2269

1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, debut 45, promo

7″                 I SHALL BE RELEASED / WEIGHT, THE                                                  CAPITOL US            2269

1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, debut 45?

 

CD                BAND, THE (2nd album) (SA-CD)                                                              MOBILE FIDELITY   USSACD 2129

1969 12 TRKS (’13 issue) SA-CD

CD                BAND, THE (2nd album) re                                                                         CAPITOL US            25389.2

1969 12 TRKS John Simon

LP                BAND, THE (2nd album)                                                                              CAPITOL US            STAO-132

1969 12 TRKS John Simon

DVD             BAND, THE (“Classic Albums”)                                                                  EAGLE US                EV 30101-09

2005 75m “Classic Albums”

 

CD                STAGE FRIGHT                                                                                             CAPITOL US            19839.2

1970 10 TRKS (’90 issue)

LP                  MUSIC FROM BIG PINK re-issue                                                               CAPITOL US            STCR-288

1970? 11 TRKS part of box set, Peter Max artwork

 

CD                CAHOOTS (SA-CD)                                                                                       MOBILE FIDELITY   UDSA-CD 2045

1971 11 TRKS (’10 issue) SA-CD; DSD Mastering

 

CD                ROCK OF AGES (SA-CD)                                                                            MOBILE FIDELITY   UDSA-CD 2046

1972 17 TRKS (’10 issue) Live, #2117 SA-CD

CDx2           ROCK OF AGES re                                                                                        CAPITOL US            30181.2

1972 28 TRKS (’01 issue) Live

 

7″                 HANG UP MY ROCK AND ROLL SHOES / CALEDONIA MISSION      CAPITOL US            3500

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″                 DON’T DO IT (Live) / RAG MAMA RAG (Live) promo                               CAPITOL US            P-3433

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo; Live

 

CD                NORTHERN LIGHTS – SOUTHERN CROSS (SA-CD)                          MOBILE FIDELITY   UDSA-CD 2047

1975 8 TRKS (’10 issue) SA-CD; DSD Mastering

 

LP                BEST OF                                                                                                         CAPITOL US            ST-511553

1976 11 TRK Collection, record club copy

CD                BEST OF                                                                                                         CAPITOL US            CDP 46070

1976 11 TRK Collection, textured booklet

 

LPx2            ANTHOLOGY                                                                                                  CAPITOL US            SKBO-11856

1978 20 TRK collection

 

LPx3            LAST WALTZ, THE                                                                                        WARNER US           3WS 3146

1978 29 TRKS Live, Bob Dylan etc.

BD                LAST WALTZ, THE (BD)                                                                               MGM US                    61502-4

2006 117m (’78 orig issue) Blu-ray re-master