Floyd Cramer

Happy birthday Floyd Cramer (1933), Cleo Laine (1927) guitarist Philip Catherine (1942) and singer Simon LeBon (Duran Duran)(1958).

I have been a big Floyd Cramer fan for many years – that, and I enjoy instrumental easy listening albums.  My discography is far from complete – he must’ve had a LOT of albums for RCA!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Cramer

LP                    ALMOST PERSUADED                                                          CAMDEN US        CAS 2508      1971

1971 9 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    AMERICA’S BIGGEST-SELLING PIANIST                              RCA US                LSP 2466       1961

1961 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    BEST OF, THE Vol. 2                                                             RCA US                LSP 4091       1968

1968 12 TRKS stereo LP collection EZ

 

LP                    BIG ONES Vol. 2, THE                                                           RCA US                LSP 4312       1970

 

7″                    CANDY PANTS (mono / stereo)                                         RCA US                JH-10597       1976

1976 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

LP                    CLASS OF ’65                                                                        RCA US                LSP 3405       1965

1965 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    CLASS OF ’66                                                                        RCA US                LSP 3650       1966

1966 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    CLASS OF ’67                                                                        RCA US                LSP 3827       1967

1967 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    CLASS OF ’68                                                                        RCA US                LSP 4025       1968

1968 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    CLASS OF ’69                                                                        RCA US                LSP 4162       1969

1969 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    CLASS OF ’70                                                                        RCA US                LSP 4437       1970

1970 10 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    CLASS OF ’71                                                                        RCA US                LSP 4590       1971

1971 10 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    CLASS OF ’72                                                                        RCA US                LSP 4773       1972

1972 11 TRKS stereo LP EZ promo

 

LP                    CLASS OF ’73                                                                        RCA US                APL1-0299    1973

1973 10 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    CLASS OF ’74 & ’75                                                             RCA US                APL1-1191    1975

1975 10 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    COMIN’ ON                                                                           RCA US                LSP 2701       1963

1963 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    COUNTRY                                                                              RCA US                APL1-1541    1976

1976 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    COUNTRY CLASSICS                                                             RCA US                LSP 3935       1968

1968 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    COUNTRY PIANO – CITY STRINGS                                       RCA US                LSP 2800       1964

1964 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    CRAMER AT THE CONSOLE                                                 RCA US                LSP 2883       1964

1964 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    DALLAS                                                                                 RCA US                AHL1-3613   1980

1980 10 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

7″                    DETOUR / HONKY TONK (Part 2)                                       RCA US                74-0674        1972

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

LP                    DETOURS                                                                               RCA US                LSP 4676       1972

1972 11 TRKS stereo LP EZ promo

 

CD                   EASY LISTENING FAVORITES                                               PAIR US               PDC-2-1297  1994

1994 20 TRKS stereo CD EZ

 

CD                   ESSENTIAL, THE                                                                    RCA US                66591.2         1995

1995 20 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

7″                    FANCY FREE                                                                          RCA US                47-9874        1969

1969? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

7″                    FOR THE GOOD TIMES                                                        RCA US                47-9940        1970

1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

LP                    GETS ORGAN-IZED                                                               RCA US                LSP 2488       1962

1962 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    GOES HONKY TONKIN’ mono                                             MGM US              E 4223           1969

1969? 12 TRKS mono LP EZ

 

LP                    HELLO BLUES                                                                        RCA US                LSP 2151       1960

1960 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    HERE’S WHAT’S HAPPENING                                              RCA US                LSP 3745       1966

1966 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    I REMEMBER HANK WILLIAMS                                          RCA US                LSP 2544       1962

1962 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    IN CONCERT                                                                          RCA US                APL1-0661    1974

1974 9 TRKS stereo LP EZ Live album

 

LP                    KEYBOARD KICK BAND                                                        RCA US                APL1-2278    1977

1977 11 TRKS stereo LP EZ promo; Jack Davis cover art

 

LP                    LAST DATE                                                                            RCA US                LSP 2350       1960

1960 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    MAGIC TOUCH OF FLOYD CRAMER, THE                          CAMDEN US        CAS 874         1965

1965 10 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

CD                   MAGIC TOUCH OF, THE                                                       PAIR US               PDC-2-1254  1989

1989 16 TRKS stereo CD EZ

 

7″                    MOOD INDIGO / ON THE REBOUND                                 RCA US                47-7840        1962

1962? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                    MOOD INDIGO / ON THE REBOUND (UK)                         RCA UK                45-RCA 1231                        1961

1962 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

LP                    MORE COUNTRY CLASSICS                                                 RCA US                LSP 4220       1969

1969 10 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    NIGHT TRAIN                                                                         CAMDEN US        CAS 2152      1967

1967 10 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    ON THE REBOUND                                                               RCA US                LSP 2359       1961

1961 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

7″                    ON THE REBOUND (45)                                                       RCA US                447-0704      1961

1961 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

LP                    ONLY THE BIG ONES                                                            RCA US                LSP 3533       1966

1966 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    PLAYS MacARTHUR PARK                                                  RCA US                LSP 4070       1968

1968 11 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    PLAYS SUNNY (Jpn)                                                              RCA JPN               SHP 6006      1968

1968 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ Japanese pressing

 

LP                    PLAYS THE MONKEES                                                          RCA US                LSP 3811       1967

1967 11 TRKS stereo LP EZ Chet Atkins, prod.

 

CD                   PLAYS YOUR ALL-TIME COUNTRY FAVORITES – Disc 2   HEARTLAND US  HD-3059.2    1994

1994 15 TRKS stereo CD EZ

 

LP                    SUPER COUNTRY HITS                                                         RCA US                APD1-0155   1973

1973 11 TRKS stereo / quad LP

 

LP                    SUPER HITS                                                                           RCA US                AHL1-3209   1979

1979 10 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

LP                    SWING ALONG WITH                                                          RCA US                LSP 2642       1963

1963 12 TRKS stereo LP EZ

 

CD                   WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS                               SOR US                SOR-0051      1989

1989 12 TRKS stereo CD Xmas

Hoyt Axton

Happy birthday Keith Strickland (B-52’s) (1953)!  Pablo Picasso died today in 1975.  Hoyt Axton died today in 1999.

I’ll do Hoyt Axton today.  “Boney Fingers” was always a favorite 45 of mine.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoyt_Axton

7″                    BONEY FINGERS / LIFE MACHINE (PS)                              A&M US           AM-1607-S  1974

1974 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

LP                    EXPLODES!                                                                          VEE-JAY US      VJLP 1098    1964

1964 12 TRKS stereo LP

 

LP                    FREE SAILIN’                                                                        MCA US           MCA-2319   1978

1978 10 TRKS stereo LP

 

LP                    GREENBACK DOLLAR                                                         HORIZON US   1601             1963

1963 10 TRKS stereo LP

 

7″                    HAVE A NICE DAY / ALICE IN WONDERLAND                 CAPITOL US     P-3121          1973

1973? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

LP                    LIFE MACHINE                                                                     A&M US           SP 3604        1974

1974 11 TRKS stereo LP

 

LP                    ROAD SONGS                                                                      A&M US           SP 4669        1977

1977 12 TRKS stereo LP promo

 

7″                    SAN FERNANDO (PS)                                                          COLGEMS US  66-1005       1967

1967 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo

7″                    SAN FERNANDO / TEN THOUSAND SUNSETS promo     COLGEMS US  66-1005       1966

1966? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

LP                    WHERE DID THE MONEY GO?                                           JEREMIAH US  JH 5001        1980

1980 12 TRKS stereo LP

 

7″                    WHERE DID THE MONEY GO? / (Same) promo              JEREMIAH US  JH 1008        1980

1980 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

Yes

Happy birthday Jon Anderson (singer of Yes) (1944) – this is also the day that Nick Drake died in 1974.

Since I only like Yes WITH Jon Anderson, I’ll do Yes today!  I’ve bought a few editions of some Yes titles!

“The Yes” on an Italian LP, a 5.1 DVD-A of “Fragile”…I remember hearing them back around 1970 on the FM radio: “All Good People”, probably.  I bought “Fragile” as soon as it came out, and quickly lost interest – but why?  It is British progressive rock!  I guess I just didn’t need “Close To The Edge”; a discount store near here had the 3LP “Yessongs” for a really low price, so I got that one, when new, too.

“90125” was originally called “80143” or something like that, indicating it was a dollar less in retail price.  I also bought the SA-CD boxed set, when it was new (as that added a few titles to the short list of what was on SA-CD).

SHM-CD         90125 (15)                                                                                                    WARNER JPN      WPCR-13527

1983               2009 15 TRKS stereo SHM-CD kami sleeve, 6 x bonus tracks

LP                    90125 (Jpn)                                                                                                  ATCO JPN            P-11356

1983               1983 9 TRKS stereo LP insert

SA-CD             90125 (SA-CD)                                                                                             ATLANTIC JPN     WPCR-14676

1983               2003 9 TRKS SA-CD 2013 Hybrid issue

LP                    90125 (US)                                                                                                    ATCO US             90125.1

1983               1983 9 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

CD                   9012LIVE – THE SOLOS                                                                                 ATCO JPN            AMCY-375

1985               1992 7 TRKS stereo CD Live

LP                    9012LIVE – THE SOLOS (US)                                                                        ATCO US             90474.1

1985               1985 7 TRKS stereo LP Yes innersleeve

 

DVD                9012LIVE (DVD)                                                                                            IMAGE US           2558

1985               2006 Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround

 

7″                    AMERICA (US) promo                                                                                  ATLANTIC US      45-2899

1972               1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

7″                    AMERICA / TOTAL MASS RETAIN (US)                                                       ATLANTIC US      45-2899

1972               1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″                    AND YOU AND I (Part 1) (Edit) (US)                                                           ATLANTIC US      45-2920

1972               1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

7″                    AND YOU AND I (Part 1) / (Part 2) (US)                                                    ATLANTIC US      45-2920

1972               1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD                   BEYOND AND BEFORE (1969 – 1970)                                                        PURPLE PYR US  CLP 0246.2

1969               1998 18 TRKS stereo 2CD Gold discs

 

SHM-CD         BIG GENERATOR                                                                                           WARNER JPN      WPCR-13529

1987               2009 13 TRKS stereo SHM-CD kami sleeve, 5 x bonus tracks

SA-CD             BIG GENERATOR (SA-CD)                                                                            ATLANTIC JPN     WPCR-14677

1987               2003 8 TRKS SA-CD 2013 Hybrid issue

LP                    BIG GENERATOR (US)                                                                                   ATCO US             90522.1

1987               1987 8 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

LP                    BIG GENERATOR re-issue                                                                            FRIDAY M US      90522-6

1987               2013 8 TRKS stereo LP re-issue, fold-out cover

 

LP                    CLOSE TO THE EDGE                                                                                     ATLANTIC UK      K 50012

1972               1972 3 TRKS stereo LP embossed cover, innersleeve

SA-CD             CLOSE TO THE EDGE (SA-CD)                                                                      ATLANTIC JPN     WPCR-14667

1972               2003 3 TRKS SA-CD 2013 Hybrid issue

LP                    CLOSE TO THE EDGE (US)                                                                            ATLANTIC US      SD 7244

1972               1973 3 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

 

7″                    DON’T KILL THE WHALE (PS)                                                                       ATLANTIC UK      K 11184

1978               1978 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

LP                    DRAMA                                                                                                          ATLANTIC UK      K 50736

1980               1980 6 TRKS stereo LP insert

SHM-CD         DRAMA (16)                                                                                                 WARNER JPN      WPCR-13524

1980               2009 16 TRKS stereo SHM-CD kami sleeve, 10 x bonus tracks

SA-CD             DRAMA (SA-CD)                                                                                           ATLANTIC JPN     WPCR-14675

1980               2003 6 TRKS SA-CD 2013 Hybrid issue

 

LP                    FRAGILE                                                                                                         ATLANTIC UK      K 50009

1971               1971 9 TRKS stereo LP booklet

SHM-CD         FRAGILE                                                                                                         WARNER JPN      WPCR-13515

1972               2009 11 TRKS stereo SHM-CD kami sleeve, 2 x bonus tracks

SA-CD             FRAGILE (SA-CD)                                                                                           ATLANTIC JPN     WPCR-14666

1971               2003 9 TRKS SA-CD 2013 Hybrid issue

SA-CD             FRAGILE (SA-CD) 5.1                                                                                    RHINO JPN          WPCR-14167

1971               2003 10 TRKS SA-CD Hybrid 5.1

 

SA-CD             GOING FOR THE ONE (SA-CD)                                                                    ATLANTIC JPN     WPCR-14673

1977               2003 5 TRKS SA-CD 2013 Hybrid issue

LP                    GOING FOR THE ONE (US)                                                                           ATLANTIC US      SD 19106

1977               1977 5 TRKS stereo LP tri-fold cover, innersleeve

 

DVD                GREATEST VIDEO HITS (DVD)                                                                      RHINO US            R2 970192

2005               2005 DVD Dolby Digital 5.1

 

SA-CD             HIGH VIBRATION – BONUS DISC (SA-CD)                                                   ATLANTIC JPN     WPCR-14678

2013               2003 12 TRKS SA-CD 2013 Hybrid issue

 

CD                   IN A WORD                                                                                                   RHINO US            R2 78186

2002               2002 55 TRKS stereo 5CD box collection

 

7″                    INTO THE LENS (I AM A CAMERA) / (same) (US)                                      ATLANTIC US      3767

1980               1980 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

7″                    INTO THE LENS (I AM A CAMERA) / DOES IT REALLY HAPPEN?             ATLANTIC UK      K 11622

1980               1980 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                    INTO THE LENS (I AM A CAMERA) / DOES IT REALLY HAPPEN? (US)     ATLANTIC US      3767

1980               1980 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

12″                 LEAVE IT                                                                                                         ATCO UK             B9778T

1984               1984 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

7″                    LEAVE IT (US) (PS) 7″                                                                                    ATCO US             7-99787

1983               1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

12″                 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY (US)                                                                      ATCO US             PR 2088

1987               1987 2 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve, promo-only

 

DVD                MUSIK LADEN LIVE (DVD)                                                                            PIONEER US        PA-99-623-D

1969               1999 4 TRKS ’69 + ’71 Live

 

12″                 OWNER OF A LONELY HEART                                                                     ATCO UK             B9817T

1983               1983 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

12″                 OWNER OF A LONELY HEART (DE)                                                             ATCO DE             79-6976-0

1983               1983 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

7″                    OWNER OF A LONELY HEART (US) (PS) 7″                                                ATCO US             7-99817

1983               1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                    OWNER OF A LONELY HEART (US) promo-only                                       ATCO US             7-99817

1983               1983 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

 

LP                    PRIMERAS GRABACIONES (ES)                                                                   ATLANTIC ES       500-51/52 S

1973               1973 16 TRKS stereo 2LP collection, re-issue of first 2 albums

 

CD                   PROGENY – 7 SHOWS FROM 1972 – Discs 9 & 10                                   RHINO US            7.96E+06

2015               2015 9 TRKS 2CD Live

 

LP                    PROGENY (3LP)                                                                                             ATLANTIC US      R1 545488

2015               2015 9 TRKS stereo 3LP set

 

SA-CD             RELAYER (SA-CD)                                                                                          ATLANTIC JPN     WPCR-14672

1974               2003 3 TRKS SA-CD 2013 Hybrid issue

 

12″                 RHYTHM OF LOVE (12″) (US)                                                                      ATCO US             96722-0

1987               1987 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

7″                    RHYTHM OF LOVE (US)                                                                                ATCO US             99419.7

1987               1987 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

7″                    ROUNDABOUT (US “Classic Yes”) promo                                                  ATLANTIC US      PR 415

1981               1981 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

7″                    ROUNDABOUT / INTO THE LENS (US) blue                                               ATLANTIC US      R7 556330

1972               1972/80 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, edit of A/B-Side, blue vinyl

7″                    ROUNDABOUT / LONG DISTANCE RUNAROUND (NL)                             ATLANTIC NL       2091 178

1972               1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, edit of A-Side

7″                    ROUNDABOUT / LONG DISTANCE RUNAROUND (US)                             ATLANTIC US      45-2854

1972               1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, edit of A-Side

 

7″                    RUN THROUGH THE LIGHT (US) promo                                                     ATLANTIC US      3801

1980               1980 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

 

7″                    SOON (US) promo                                                                                        ATLANTIC US      45-3242

1975               1975 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

 

7″                    SWEETNESS (US) promo                                                                              ATLANTIC US      45-2709

1969               1969? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

SA-CD             TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS (SA-CD)                                        ATLANTIC JPN     WPCR-14670/1

1973               2003 4 TRKS SA-CD 2013 Hybrid issue

LP                    TALES FROM TOPOGRAPHIC OCEANS (US)                                              ATLANTIC US      SD 2-908

1973               1973 4 TRKS stereo 2LP

 

SA-CD             TIME AND A WORD (SA-CD)                                                                       ATLANTIC JPN     WPCR-14664

1969               2003 8 TRKS SA-CD 2013 Hybrid issue

LP                    TIME AND A WORD (US)                                                                             ATLANTIC US      SD 8273

1970               1970 8 TRKS stereo LP

 

LP                    TORMATO (AUS)                                                                                          ATLANTIC AUS    SD 19202

1978               1978 8 TRKS stereo LP innersleeve

SA-CD             TORMATO (SA-CD)                                                                                      ATLANTIC JPN     WPCR-14674

1978               2003 8 TRKS SA-CD 2013 Hybrid issue

 

7″                    WONDEROUS STORIES (US) promo                                                           ATLANTIC US      3416

1977               1977 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

 

CD                   YES                                                                                                                  RHINO US            R2 73786

1969               2003 14 TRKS stereo CD

LP                    YES                                                                                                                  ATLANTIC UK      588 190

1969               1969 8 TRKS stereo LP insert, debut

SA-CD             YES (SA-CD)                                                                                                   ATLANTIC JPN     WPCR-14663

1969               2003 8 TRKS SA-CD 2013 Hybrid issue

 

LP                    YES ALBUM, THE                                                                                           ATLANTIC UK      K 40106

1970               1972 6 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

LP                    YES ALBUM, THE (IT) (as “The Yes”)                                                            ATLANTIC IT        W 40106

1971               1971 6 TRKS stereo LP as “The Yes”

SA-CD             YES ALBUM, THE (SA-CD)                                                                            ATLANTIC JPN     WPCR-14665

1971               2003 6 TRKS SA-CD 2013 Hybrid issue

 

DVD                YESSONGS (DVD)                                                                                          IMAGE US           ID4209CLDVD

1974               1974 76 min (’97 issue)

 

LP                    YESSONGS (ES)                                                                                              ATLANTIC ES       750-03/4/5

1973               1973 13 TRKS stereo 3LP Live album

SA-CD             YESSONGS (SA-CD)                                                                                       ATLANTIC JPN     WPCR-14668/9

1973               2003 13 TRKS SA-CD 2013 Hybrid issue

 

7″                    YOUR MOVE (Edit) (US) promo                                                                  ATLANTIC US      45-2819

1971               1971 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

7″                    YOUR MOVE / CLAP (US)                                                                             ATLANTIC US      45-2819

1970               1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

Mott The Hoople

Happy birthday Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones) (1939), Dale “Buffin” Griffin (Mott The Hoople) (1948) and producer Ted Templeman (1944) – who was also in Harper’s Bizarre.

Let’s go with Mott The Hoople today!  Named from a novel by Willard Manus, Mott were always a good band, although they were popular in England (almost on a Rolling Stones level) they were practically unknown in the US prior to their hooking up with David Bowie in 1972.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mott_the_Hoople

7″                    ALL THE WAY FROM MEMPHIS                                       CBS UK                 SCBS 1764       1973

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

BD                   ALL THE YOUNG DUDES (BD)                                           SONY JPN             SICP 30089      1972

2013 16 TRKS stereo BSCD2 Glam Rock

 

7″                    ALL THE YOUNG DUDES (US 45) re-issue                       COLUMBIA US     13-33249         1973

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, re-issue

 

LP                    ALL THE YOUNG DUDES (US)                                            COLUMBIA US     PC 31750         1972

1972 10 TRKS stereo LP

7″                    ALL THE YOUNG DUDES / ONE OF THE BOYS                 CBS UK                 CBS S 8271      1972

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

DVD                BALLAD OF MOTT THE HOOPLE, THE (DVD)                  START US             STADVD002     2011

2011 110m feature length documentary

 

CD                   BALLAD OF MOTT: A RETROSPECTIVE (US)                    COLUMBIA US     C2K 46973       1993

1993 Stereo 2CD collection, UK Glam Rock

 

CD                   BALLAD OF, THE                                                                SONY JPN             SICP-3464        2012

2012 16 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve collection

 

CD                   BRAIN CAPERS                                                                   ANGEL AIR UK     SJPCD 160        1971

2003 10 TRKS stereo CD 2 x bonus tracks

LP                    BRAIN CAPERS (Can)                                                         ISLAND CAN        ILPS 9178         1974

1974 8 TRKS stereo LP

 

CD                   COLLECTIONS                                                                     SONY EU              70142.2           1997

1997 10 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

7″                    DOWNTOWN / HOME                                                      ISLAND UK           WIP 6112         1971

1971 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″                    FOXY, FOXY / TRUDI’S SONG                                           CBS UK                 S CBS 2439      1974

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD                   FRIENDS AND RELATIVES                                                  EAGLE US             EDGCD 104      1999

1999 26 TRKS stereo 2CD compilation

 

7″                    GOLDEN AGE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (US)                             COLUMBIA US     4-46035           1974

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD                   GOOSEBERRY SESSIONS, THE                                           ANGEL AIR UK     SJPCD 054        2000

2000 22 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

CD                   GREATEST HITS                                                                  CBS / SONY JPN  MHCP 1067     1975

2006 12 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, 2 x bonus tracks

LP                    GREATEST HITS (US)                                                          COLUMBIA US     PC 34368         1976

1976 10 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

7″                    HONALOOCHIE BOOGIE / ROSE (US)                              COLUMBIA US     4-45882           1973

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

LP                    HOOPLE, THE                                                                     CBS UK                 69062               1974

1974 9 TRKS stereo LP

 

CD                   MAD SHADOWS                                                                ANGEL AIR UK     SJPCD 158        1970

2003 9 TRKS stereo CD 2 x bonus tracks

LP                    MAD SHADOWS (Can)                                                     ISLAND CAN        ILPS 9119         1970

1974 7 TRKS stereo LP

 

7″                    MIDNIGHT LADY / DEBT, THE                                           ISLAND UK           WIP 6105         1971

1971 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD                   MOTT (US)                                                                          COLUMBIA US     CK 32425         1973

1988 9 TRKS stereo CD

 

CD                   MOTT THE HOOPLE                                                           ANGEL AIR UK     SJPCD 157        1969

2003 10 TRKS stereo CD 2 x bonus tracks

LP                    MOTT THE HOOPLE (US)                                                  ATLANTIC US       SD 8258           1969

1969 8 TRKS stereo LP debut

 

LP                    POP CHRONIK (DE)                                                           ISLAND DE           88292 XCT

1974               1974? 17 TRKS stereo 2LP collection

 

LP                    ROCK AND ROLL QUEEN                                                   ISLAND UK           ILPS 9215         1972

1972 8 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

7″                    ROCK AND ROLL QUEEN (US) promo                             ATLANTIC US       45-2749           1969

1969 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

7″                    ROCK AND ROLL QUEEN / ROAD TO BIRMINGHAM     ISLAND UK           WIP 6072         1969

1969 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD                   ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CIRCUS – LIVE                                           TSOL JPN              GQCP-10002   1972

2007 11 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

 

7″                    ROLL AWAY THE STONE (US)                                           COLUMBIA US     4-45076           1974

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″                    SATURDAY GIG                                                                  CBS UK                 S CBS 2754      1974

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD                   THE HOOPLE (US)                                                              COLUMBIA US     CK 32871

1974               1988? 9 TRKS stereo CD

 

CD                   WILDLIFE                                                                             ANGEL AIR UK     SJPCD 159        1970

2003 11 TRKS stereo CD 2 x bonus tracks

LP                    WILDLIFE (US)                                                                    ATLANTIC US       SD 8284           1971

1971 9 TRKS stereo LP

Janis Joplin / Big Brother & The Holding Company

Janis Joplin died today of a drug overdose in 1970.  Being a fan of “hippie music”, I always kind of liked Big Brother & The Holding Company (I will confess to not owning the post-Janis Joplin albums by BB & THC).

I have a vivid memory of going to San Francisco (with my parents) about 1973 or so, and buying a UK pressing of “Cheap Thrills” (which I still have).  Many years later, I bought a 5.1 mix of “Cheap Thrills”, as an SA-CD.  The Robert Crumb artwork is very impressive on “Cheap Thrills”!

I also enjoy their debut LP, and I have a few different versions of it – I really like the version that has the extra material (“Coo Coo” b/w “The Last Time”, a Mainstream 45).  Still working on finding all of the Mainstream 45’s!

If there’s a flaw in the Janis Joplin catalogue, it’s her first solo album, “I Got Dem Ol Kozmic Blues Again” – just like when it came out, I still don’t know what to make of that LP!  And I just bought a copy of “Pearl” as a paper (kami) sleeve CD in Japan – though I imagine they will eventually issue all of the Big Brother & Janis solo albums as blu-spec CD’s…new mastering, to keep me busy buying…

Though if I stop and think about it, I have the best version of “Cheap Thrills” (the SA-CD), and I am not displeased in any way with the paper (kami) sleeve CD I recently got in Tokyo of “Pearl” – and as I already have a paper (kami) sleeve CD of the debut album…perhaps I can be done with whatever I will purchase on BB & JJ?

Ryuichi Sakamoto “Ongakuzukan” SHM-CD

Happy birthday Dick Heckstall-Smith (sax player in Colosseum)(1934) and Bryan Ferry (singer & piano player of Roxy Music)!

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO – Ongakuzukan / Illustrated Music Encyclopedia (2CD SHM-CD)

The original 1984 LP was 10 tracks, it was…all we knew about Mr. Sakamoto, at that time.  There are several versions of CD, each time adding a track (or two).  This album is straightforward Japanese music, of the electro-pop type; a Y.M.O. solo album, too.  The new 2CD SHM-CD version is designated as the “2015 edition”, with 27 tracks!  Disc 2 of the new set is 12 “demos” of nearly the entire album!

To be fair, it is a pretty good Ryuichi Sakamoto album.  I’d put it in the Top 10 of Y.M.O. solo albums.

Disc 1

Tibetan Dance

Etude

Paradise Lost

Self Portrait

(Japanese title)

M.A.Y. In The Backyard

(Japanese title)

(Japanese title)

A Tribute To Nam Jun Paik

Replica

(Japanese title)

(Japanese title)

(Japanese title)

(Japanese title)

Tibetan Dance (Version)

 

Disc 2

M2 Bill

M4 Tod

Self Portrait (featuring Minako Yoshida)

0011-22

M11 Bruc

M16 Untitled

0016-03

M23 Ballad

0013-04A

0014-02-May 16

M31 Tokyo Melody

M33 Untitled

Rick Wakeman

Happy birthday to singer Little Eva (1945)!

Rick Wakeman

LP                 1984                                                                            CHARISMA UK       CDS 4022

1984 9 TRKS stereo LP

 

7″                 ANIMAL SHOWDOWN (PS)                                     A&M UK                 AMS 7436

1979 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo

 

7″                 ANNE / CATHERINE (US)                                           A&M US                 1430-S

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 ANNE / CATHERINE (US) promo                              A&M US                 1430-S

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

LP                 BURNING, THE (O.S.T.)                                              CHARISMA UK       CLASS 12

1981 11 TRKS stereo LP O.S.T.

 

LP                 COST OF LIVING                                                         CHARISMA UK       CAS 1163

1983 9 TRKS stereo LP

 

CD                CRIMES OF PASSION (O.S.T.)                                   EDEL US                  EDS 5404.2

1984 10 TRKS stereo CD Ken Russell O.S.T.

 

CD                CRIMINAL RECORD                                                    HIP-O US                B0002885.2

2000? 6 TRKS Stereo CD US paper sleeve, #525 of 5000

 

LP                 GOLE! (O.S.T.)                                                            CHARISMA UK       CAS 1162

1983 12 TRKS stereo LP O.S.T.

 

CD                GRUMPY OLD ROCK STAR                                        RH AUDIO UK        RC 1164

2008 6 CD’s, 7 hrs; spoken word

 

7″                 I’M SO STRAIGHT I’M A WEIRDO (UK) promo       A&M UK                 AMS 7510

1980 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

CD                IN CONCERT                                                                KING BISCUIT US    88009.2

1995 8 TRKS stereo CD Live ’75

 

LP                 JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH               A&M UK                 AMLH 63621

1974 4 TRKS stereo LP booklet

CD                JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH (US)      A&M US                 CD 3156

1988 2 TRKS stereo CD

 

CD                MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF KING ARTHUR…            A&M US                 CD 3230

1988 7 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF KING ARTHUR… (US)    A&M US                 SP 4515

1975 7 TRKS stereo LP large booklet

 

CD                NO EARTHLY CONNECTION                                      A&M JPN                UICY-9295

1976 8 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                 NO EARTHLY CONNECTION                                      A&M UK                 AMLK 64583

1976 4 TRKS stereo LP insert (mylar sheet)

 

CD                RHAPSODIES                                                              REAL GONE US      RGM 0347

2015 17 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 RHAPSODIES (Jpn 2LP)                                             A&M JPN                AMP 9003/4

1979 18 TRKS stereo 2LP insert

 

7″                 ROBOT MAN / 1984 OVERTURE (Part 1)               CHARISMA UK       CB 392

1981 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

LP                 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PROPHET                                         MOON UK              LUNALP 1

1982 8 TRKS stereo LP ’79 album

LP                 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PROPHET (Jpn)                                VAP JPN                  35001-25

1982 8 TRKS stereo LP ’79 album, insert

CD                ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PROPHET…PLUS                             PRESIDENT UK       RWCD 12

1993 12 TRKS stereo CD 4 x bonus tracks

 

LP                 SILENT NIGHTS                                                           PRESIDENT UK       RW 1

1985 10 TRKS stereo LP

 

SHM-CD       SIX WIVES OF HENRY THE EIGHTH                           A&M JPN                UICY 25550

2016 15 TRKS stereo SHM-CD

LP                 SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII, THE                                  A&M UK                 AMLH 64361

1973 6 TRKS stereo LP

LP                 SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII, THE (DE)                         A&M DE                 86560 IT

1973 6 TRKS stereo LP

LP                 SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII, THE (Jpn)                        A&M JPN                GP 255

1973 6 TRKS stereo LP insert, King Records version

LP                 SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII, THE (Jpn) re-issue         A&M JPN                C25Y 3124

1986? 6 TRKS stereo LP insert

 

7″                 SWAN LAGER / WOOLY WILLY TANGO                 A&M UK                 AMS 7497

1979 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

LP                 WHITE ROCK (O.S.T.) (DE)                                        A&M DE                 28333 XOT

1976 8 TRKS stereo LP O.S.T.

LP                 WHITE ROCK (O.S.T.) (US)                                        A&M US                 SP 4614

1976 8 TRKS stereo LP O.S.T.

Mott The Hoople 45’s

Happy birthday to singer / songwriter Peter Yarrow (1938) and to Mick Ralphs (Mott The Hoople) (1944)!

Have to go with Mott The Hoople 45’s today!  Wish I had more of ;em!

7″      ALL THE WAY FROM MEMPHIS                                       CBS UK                 SCBS 1764       1973    2

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″      ALL THE YOUNG DUDES (US) re-issue                            COLUMBIA US     13-33249        1973    2

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, re-issue

 

7″      ALL THE YOUNG DUDES / ONE OF THE BOYS                 CBS UK                 CBS S 8271      1972    2

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″      DOWNTOWN / HOME                                                     ISLAND UK           WIP 6112        1971    2

1971 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″      FOXY, FOXY / TRUDI’S SONG                                           CBS UK                 S CBS 2439      1974    2

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″      GOLDEN AGE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (US)                             COLUMBIA US     4-46035          1974    2

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″      HONALOOCHIE BOOGIE / ROSE (US)                             COLUMBIA US     4-45882          1973    2

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″      MIDNIGHT LADY / DEBT, THE                                          ISLAND UK           WIP 6105        1971    2

1971 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″      ROCK AND ROLL QUEEN (US) promo                             ATLANTIC US        45-2749          1969    2

1969 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

 

7″      ROCK AND ROLL QUEEN / ROAD TO BIRMINGHAM     ISLAND UK           WIP 6072        1969    2

1969 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″      ROLL AWAY THE STONE (US)                                           COLUMBIA US     4-45076          1974    2

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″      SATURDAY GIG                                                                  CBS UK                 S CBS 2754      1974    2

1974 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

Work #2

Happy birthday to singer Tommy Roe (1942) and singer Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield) (1944).

From West Covina, I was offered a job at the distributor that owned the store I was working for.  Late ’78 or early ’79?  No girlfriend, all the high school girlfriends were busy now in college!  My band was “active” at that time, too.  The distributor was in Glendale, CA – about 35 miles from my home, but I could carpool with my late brother, who also worked there.

I worked for the guy who had taken over the ‘imported’ product; so I pulled orders and got to use the shrinkwrap machine a lot!  My brother worked in the special order office and he seemed to fit in to working there better than I did.  I am maybe 21 at this time.  It was during this time that I first went to England and Europe.

I continued working at Superior Music Distributor, working more and enjoying it less.  Little did I know that the main course was just on the horizon!

I went to work for Tony Harrington in 1982.  USS&M, with an understanding that bI could run a mail-order business ANZ Imports.  I went to New Zealand 7 times between 1980 and 1987.  I imported LP’s from New Zealand from about 1982 to 1987.  I knew (and know) lots of music business people – in New Zealand.

A guy I met in NZ moved to England, and earned a lot of money.  He wanted a tax break, so he asked me about setting up an exporting company.  I had worked at an importer; I knew how to write catalogues, and how to arrange for shipments to be picked up etc.

The then-wife and I moved to England in late 1989, to check things out and to discuss further what paperwork had to be done for us to officially move to England.  We moved to England in February, 1990.

The guy hadn’t set any of it up.  He’d leased premises, but that was it!  It took ages to get accounts at record companies; and the shipping of product took more than a small bit of figuring out.

We only stayed in England a year, both the wife and I did our respective parts – she wrote a book catalogue and I wrote an LP / CD catalogue – all items that could potentially be exported.

The food wasn’t very good in England, in 1990.  We had to go to Holland to buy groceries!

Work #1

Happy birthday to drummer Bill Ward (Black Sabbath) (1948)!

I first went to work in a record store in 1976, at the age of 17.  Bellflower, CA.  I got to “inventory” the “Hit Sheets”, among other things.  “Will we sell more Stevie Wonder if we file him in rock?”  I remember being given the task of figuring out if we could add 4 bins of Country & Western (losing 2 bins each in R&B and jazz).  The hippie record store had to cater to the community, at least somewhat!

We sold a lot of Kiss, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Ted Nugent, Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder – as the community was primarily ‘latin’.  There were always lots of kids around, because the store I worked for gave away free licorice!

Salesmen would sometimes come into our store; most brought empty LP sleeves – ostensibly to make displays for new records.  I was the youngest one there, but I knew it was what I wanted to do with myself!  So what if everybody else was stoned all the time?  Y’mean even the manager was stoned?

So, with everybody but myself stoned all the time…the minute the door would get locked (at 11:00pm), somebody would like up a marijuana cigarette!  The “Keyholder” could count the cash, two of us took out the trash, another to straighten up the LP’s on display, organize the order book & special orders…

Whoever had to take out the trash had to empty the ash trays!  Yuck!

The good stuff?  Lunches from Ricci’s deli, 2 days off per week!  I finally earned enough money to buy an orange Datsun B-210 (with a 8-track player in it).

I followed my manager to the next location he had been assigned: West Covina, roughly 30 miles from my home.  Each hippie record store had it’s own ‘vibe’, and West Covina wasn’t Bellflower.  I didn’t know what went on around there, like I had known what went on in Bellflower.  I did meet some nice folks, but the existing staff of the store weren’t as sharp as Bellflower.  I believe the faux-punks were all still making their minds up as to whether or not they should support punk or disco.

And disco won.  It was “Saturday Night Fever” time – and that record just flew out of our store!  It was bigger than big, and West Covina stayed disco; the staff dressed as disco people, not punks – if you wanted punks, go out to Riverside!  They had real punks, girls with dyed hair, guys with facial tattoos etc.