Black Randy memories

Black Randy

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

“No gift is too great for my people!”, I once heard Black Randy say.  I was only lucky enough to see them a few times.

These days, they are more famous as Dangerhouse Records artists.  In fact, I recently bought another set of Black Randy 45’s (“Trouble At The Cup”, “Idi Amin” and “I Slept In An Arcade”), which I am not entirely convinced were legit – of course I own originals, purchased when the band was still together.

Black Randy died in 1988; I used to hear it was something else (drugs?), but Wikipedia says he died from AIDS.

The band was always very tight, on stage.  They could really play!  I remember thinking, Randy himself is the only one who is not a professional musician – but ultimately, they were all great.  I remember going to see The Screamers at a club out in the San Fernando valley, and Randy was yelling encouragement at them, “You came back too soon!”.

Friends at my work (Superior Music, in Glendale, CA) knew about Black Randy, too.  His only LP “Pass The Dust, I Think I’m Bowie” was a very special LP, and it still is (despite Long Gone John’s CD of it).

Simply put, Black Randy acted “black” – or as close to black as L.A. punks ever got!

But as Randy could be somewhat crude, there was no “eulogy” when he died.  He was just another victim.

There’s a film “Ladies and Gentlemen The Fabulous Stains” that Black Randy & His Elite Metrosquad appear in, if you want to see them “in action”.

Heldon 45 re-issues

HELDON 45 re-issues

Also when I was in Portland, OR recently, I found 2 x Heldon 45 re-issues.  I never knew about the original issues!  These would’ve been right up my alley!

Heldon “Soutien a la RAF” 45 Disjuncta 101 (Souffle Continu / FFL Records) red vinyl, insert

‘Soutien a la fraction armee rouge’, originally released 1975

  1. Baader-Meinhof Blues
  2. D.B.

Heldon “Perspectives” 45 Urus Records 102 (Souffle Continu / FFL Records) orange vinyl

Originally released 1976

  1. Perspectives 1 Bis Complement
  2. Perspectives 4 Bis

No time to listen to these, as yet – so I don’t know if they’re Heldon’s usual “Fripp & Eno” sound.  But I will listen to them soon!

The Nice

Happy birthday Davy O’List (guitarist of The Nice and Jet) (1950) and politician Ted Nugent (1948).

Always did enjoy The Nice!

7″                 AMERICA / (same) (US) promo                                               IMMEDIATE US    ZS7 5008       1967            1967? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

CD                ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS                                                           IMMEDIATE JPN   VICP 61203   1968            2000 8 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                 ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS                                                           IMMEDIATE UK    IMSP 020      1968            1968 11 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

LP                 ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS (US)                                                  IMMEDIATE US    Z12 52020    1968            1968 13 TRKS stereo LP

LP                 AUTUMN ’67 – SPRING ’68                                                       CHARISMA UK      CS 1                1972            1973 9 TRKS stereo LP collection

SHM-CD       AUTUMN ’67 – SPRING ’68                                                       CHARISMA JPN     VJCP-98003  1972            2015 11 TRKS stereo SHM-CD collection, kami sleeve, 2 x bonus tracks

LP                 AUTUMN TO SPRING (US)                                                        CHARISMA US      CAS 1              1973            1973 9 TRKS stereo LP collection

7″                 BRANDENBURGER / HAPPY FREUDS                                        IMMEDIATE UK    IM 072           1968            1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 COUNTRY PIE – BRANDENBURG CONCERTO (US) promo     MERCURY US        DJ-274           1970            1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

7″                 COUNTRY PIE / ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE                                 CHARISMA UK      CB 132           1970            1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

LP                 ELEGY                                                                                           CHARISMA UK      CAS 1030       1970            1970 4 TRKS stereo LP full size hatter label

SHM-CD       ELEGY                                                                                           CHARISMA JPN     UICY 40152   1971            2015 4 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                 ELEGY (US)                                                                                  MERCURY US        830292.1      1970            1970 4 TRKS stereo LP alt U.S. only cover / packaging

LP                 ELEGY (US) promo                                                                     MERCURY US        SR 61324       1970            1970 4 TRKS stereo LP promo

LP                 EVERYTHING AS NICE AS MOTHER MAKES IT (US)                IMMEDIATE US    IMOCS 102   1969            1969 6 TRKS stereo LP

SHM-CD       FILLMORE EAST 1969                                                                CHARISMA JPN     VJCP 98004   1969            2009 10 TRKS stereo SHM-CD 2CD set, live album

LP                 FIVE BRIDGES                                                                             CHARISMA UK      CAS 1014       1970            1970 5 TRKS stereo LP scroll label

SHM-CD       FIVE BRIDGES                                                                             CHARISMA JPN     UICY 40151   1970            2015 8 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

CD                NICE, THE (aka EVERYTHING AS NICE AS…)                            LINE DE                  9.00233         1969            1983 6 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 THOUGHTS OF EMERLIST DAVJACK, THE (US)                        IMMEDIATE US    Z12 52004    1967            1967 8 TRKS stereo LP

45’s from Tokyo

Happy birthday Cass Elliott (1943), Twiggy (1949), Brian Epstein (1934) and Nile Rogers (1952)!

These were the 45’s I managed to buy in Tokyo recently:

ANIMALS, THE / ERIC BURDON – SKY PILOT (Part 1 / Part 2) (PS), MGM JPN 7” W/PS

ANIMALS, THE / ERIC BURDON – HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN, ODEON JPN 7” W/PS

DEE, DAVE / DOZY, BEAKY, MICK and TICH – OKAY! / HE’S A RAVER, PHILIPS JPN 7” W/PS

DEE, DAVE / DOZY, BEAKY, MICK and TICH – LEGEND O0F XANADU, PHILIPS JPN 7” W/PS

DEEP PURPLE – BLACK KNIGHT, WARNER JPN 7” W/PS

EARTH and FIRE – 21st CENTURY SHOW, POLYDOR JPN 7” W/PS

FIFTH DIMENSION – AQUARIUS, LIBERTY JPN 7” EP W/PS

GUESS WHO, THE – NO SUGAR TONIGHT / AMERICAN WOMAN, RCA JPN 7” W/PS

HOPKIN, MARY – THOSE WERE THE DAYS, APPLE JPN 7” W/PS red vinyl

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE – SOMEBODY TO LOVE / SHE HAS FUNNY CARS, RCA JPN 7” W/PS

KING, CAROLE – IT’S TOO LATE, A&M / ODE 70 JPN 7” EPW/PS

McCARTNEY, PAUL – SILLY LOVE SONGS / COOK OF THE HOUSE, CAPITOL JPN 7” W/PS

MENDES, SERGIO and BRASIL ’66 – MAS QUE NADA, A&M JPN 7” EP W/PS

MENDES, SERGIO and BRASIL ’66 – FOOL ON THE HILL, A&M JPN 7” EP W/PS

MILES, JOHN – MUSIC / PUTTING MY NEW SONG TOGETHER, JPN 7” W/PS

MONKEES, THE – (THEME FROM) MONKEES, VICTOR JPN 7” EP W/PS

PRADO, PEREZ – FIREWORKS, RCA JPN 7” EP W/PS

PROCOL HARUM – WHITER SHADE OF PALE, A / CONQUISTADOR, PHILIPS JPN 7” EP W/PS

RUSSELL, LEON – TIGHT ROPE. SHELTER JPN 7” EP W/PS

SAM THE SHAM AND THE PHARAOHS – LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD / LOVE ME LIKE BEFORE, MGM JPN 7” W/PS

SHOCKING BLUE – VENUS, POLYDOR JPN 7” EP W/PS

SIMON AND GARFUNKEL – 7 O’CLOCK NEWS, CBS / SONY JPN 7” W/PS

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

45 List

Today is the day “Between The Buttons” by The Rolling Stones was first released (1967).

I went nuts at Record Surplus a few days ago. Those who know me well know that this is the kind of titles I like to find!

BAY CITY ROLLERS – WE CAN MAKE MUSIC, BELL UK 7″

BEE GEES – (OUR LOVE) DON’T THROW IT ALL AWAY, R.S.O. US 7″ EP promo

BENTON, BROOK – REVENGE, MERCURY UK 7″

CAGNEY, JAMES – YANKEE DOODLE BOY, U.A. UK 7″ W/PS

CAPTAIN SENSIBLE – GLAD IT’S ALL OVER, A&M UK 7″ W/PS

CAPTAIN SENSIBLE – THERE ARE MORE SNAKES THAN LADDERS, A&M UK 7″ W/PS

CARRACK, PAUL – WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM, CHRYSALIS UK 7″ W/PS

CONWAY, RUSS – ROULETTE, EMI / COLUMBIA UK 7″

DAVIS JR., SAMMY – SHELTER OF YOUR ARMS, REPRISE US 7″ promo

DICKSON, BARBARA – PEOPLE GET READY, R.S.O. UK 7″

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – LIVIN’ THING / FIRE ON HIGH, U.A. UK 7″

FAMILY – BURLESQUE / ROCKING R’S, REPRISE UK 7″ promo

GABRIEL, PETER – D.I.Y., ATLANTIC US 7″ promo

GALLERY – BIG CITY RUTH ANN, A&M UK 7″

HOMER AND JETHRO – HEY THERE, RCA US 7″ promo

HOT CHOCOLATE – IT STARTED WITH A KISS, RAK UK 7″ W/PS

HOT CHOCOLATE – CHANCES, RAK UK 7″ W/PS

JOHN, ELTON – GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD, DJM UK 7″

JONES, PAUL – I’VE BEEN A BAD, BAD BOY, HMV UK 7″ promo

KING, CAROLE – IT’S TOO LATE, A&M UK 7″

KINGPINS – SUMMER’S COME AND GONE, EMI / COLUMBIA UK 7″ promo

KOKOMO / PIANO & ORCHESTRA – ASIA MINOR, LONDON UK 7″

LANDSCAPE – EINSTEIN A GO-GO, RCA UK 7″

MACK, LONNIE – RINGS / FLORIDA, ELEKTRA UK 7″ promo

MANCINI, HENRY – LOVE THEME FROM ‘ROMEO & JULIET’, RCA DE 7″ W/PS

MARTIN, GEORGE – ALL QUIET ON THE MERSEY FRONT, PARLOPHONE UK 7″

MILK AND HONEY – HALLELUJAH, POLYDOR UK 7″

O’SULLIVAN, GILBERT – WHY, OH WHY, OH WHY, MAM DE 7″ W/PS

PALMER, ROBERT – I DIDN’T MEAN TO TURN YOU ON, ISLAND US 7″ W/PS

PARSONS PROJECT, ALAN – DON’T ANSWER ME, ARISTA US 7″ W/PS

POPEIL, LISA – POOR CONNECTION, SCOTTI BROS US 7″ promo

PRELUDE – NEVER BE ANYONE ELSE BUT YOU, PYE UK 7″ promo

RICHARD, CLIFF / YOUNG ONES – LIVING DOLL, WEA UK 7″ W/PS

SEARCHERS – AIN’T THAT JUST LIKE ME, PYE CAN 7”

SHOWADDYWADDY – BLUE MOON, ARISTA UK 7″

SKY – NIGHT SKY, EPIC UK 7″ W/PS

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

SPANDAU BALLET – ONLY WHEN YOU LEAVE, CHRYSALIS UK 7″ W/PS

STEVENS, RAY – BUBBLE GUM THE BUBBLE DANCER, MERCURY US 7″ promo

STREETBAND – TOAST, LOGO UK 7″

TV – JETSONS MAIN TITLE, TVT US 7″ W/PS

Homer & Jethro

There really wasn’t anything in my book(s) about this date, apart from this being an anniversary of L.S.D. becoming illegal in the U.S. (in 1966).

I’ve had really good luck finding Homer & Jethro 45’s & EP’s lately.

HOMER AND JETHRO – KID THE TOP POPS, RCA US 7″ EP W/PS

HOMER AND JETHRO – ASSAULT THE TOP POPS, RCA US 7″ EP W/PS

HOMER AND JETHRO – WORST OF, RCA US 7″ EP W/PS

HOMER AND JETHRO – LET ME GO BLUBBER, RCA US 7″ EP W/PS

HOMER AND JETHRO – THIS IS A WIFE?, RCA US 7″ EP W/PS

 

HOMER AND JETHRO – JUST BE HERE , RCA US 7″

HOMER AND JETHRO – OH MY PAPPY, RCA US 7″

HOMER AND JETHRO – HERNANDO’S HIDEAWAY, RCA US 7″

HOMER AND JETHRO – AT THE FLOP, RCA US 7″

HOMER AND JETHRO – EL PASO – NUMERO DOS, RCA US 7″

HOMER AND JETHRO – ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT, RCA US 7″

HOMER AND JETHRO – HOUN’ DAWG, RCA US 7″

HOMER AND JETHRO – PLEASE HELP ME I’M FALLING, RCA US 7″

HOMER AND JETHRO – HE’LL HAVE TO GO, RCA US 7″

I found all of the above late last month, the EP’s at Claremont swap meet (50 cents each!) and the 45’s ($3 each) at Buena Park swap meet.

 

I do not know where I can reference Homer & Jethro information, do you? Where it is, then?

 

The EP’S are particularly good, seeing as they all have picture sleeves. The 45’s are, alas, just plain old RCA 45 sleeves, not pic sleeves.

 

There are a lot more 45’s by Homer & Jethro; I do own a few others, too. I just can’t believe I added 14 new Homer & Jethro titles to my collection – recently!

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

Buena Park swap meet list

Happy birthday, Ed Cassidy (of Spirit) (1931); Zal Cleminson (of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band) (1949).

Yesterday 5/3 Happy birthday to agitator / singer / songwriter Pete Seeger (of The Weavers) (1919); Welsh singer Mary Hopkin (1950); soul-man James Brown (1928).

 

Buena Park swap meet, April 2015 – Most are from $2 Bob. But they were $1 45’s!

45’s

ALPERT, HERB / TIJUANA BRASS – TASTE OF HONEY, A&M US 7” re-issue

ALPERT, HERB / TIJUANA BRASS – MEXICAN SHUFFLE, A&M US 7” re-issue

ASSOCIATION – PANDORA’S GOLDEN HEEBIE JEEBIES, VALIANT US 7” early 45

AVERAGE WHITE BAND – WALK ON BY, ATLANTIC US 7”

AVERAGE WHITE BAND – CUT THE CAKE, ATLANTIC US 7”

BARE, BOBBY – HE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE, RCA US 7” promo, Don Bowman co-write

BEAU BRUMMELS – TWO DAYS ‘TIL TOMORROW, WARNER US 7” ’67 promo

BELAFONTE, HARRY – HELLO EVERYBODY, RCA US 7” ’55 promo

BIG BROTHER / HOLDING COMPANY – PIECE OF MY HEART / TURTLE BLUES, COLUMBIA US 7” promo, edited A-Side

BROOD, HERMAN / WILD ROMANCE – SATURDAYNIGHT, ARIOLA US 7”

COASTERS, THE – YAKETY YAK / ALONG CAME JONES, ATLANTIC US 7’ re-issue

COFFEY, DENNIS / DETROIT GUITAR BAND – SCORPIO, SUSSEX US 7” instrumental

COFFEY, DENNIS / DETROIT GUITAR BAND – TAURUS, SUSSEX US 7” instrumental

COLLINS, DAVE AND ANSIL – DOUBLE BARRELL, BIG TREE US 7” early reggae 45

COOPER, ALICE – ELECTED, WARNER US 7”

DINO, DESI AND BILLY – I’M A FOOL, REPRISE US 7”

DRAKE, PETE – FOREVER / MIDNIGHT IN AMARILLA, SMASH US 7” instrumental

DYLAN, BOB – HURRICANE (PART 1), COLUMBIA US 7” promo

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – SHOWDOWN / IN OLD ENGLAND TOWN, U.A. US 7” with B-Side

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – SHOWDOWN, U.A. US 7” promo, without B-Side

FINN, TIM – THROUGH THE YEARS / GRAND ADVENTURE, A&M US 7” US

FIXX, THE – SECRET SEPARATION, MCA US 7”

FLEETWOOD MAC – OH WELL (Part 1) / GREEN MANALISHI, REPRISE US 7” re-issue; I never knew Warner / Reprise acknowledged the existence of this 45, after F. Mac got popular!

GENTRYS, THE – KEEP ON DANCING, MGM US 7”

GOODMAN, DICKIE – HORROR MOVIES, RORI US 7” ’61 promo

GOODMAN, DICKIE – WATERGATE, RAINY WEDS US 7”

GRASS ROOTS – RIVER IS WIDE, DUNHILL US 7” promo

GUESS WHO – NO SUGAR TONIGHT / AMERICAN WOMAN, RCA US 7” re-issue

GUESS WHO – LAUGHING / UNDUN, RCA US 7” re-issue

GUESS WHO – RAIN DANCE / SOUR SUITE, RCA US 7” re-issue

GUESS WHO – ALBERT FLASHER / BROKEN, RCA US 7” re-issue

HARRIS, ROLF – SUN ARISE / SOMEONE’S PINCHED MY WINKLES, EPIC US 7”

HENDRIX, JIMI – PURPLE HAZE / FOXEY LADY, REPRISE US 7” promo, re-issue; but it’s a freakin’ Hendrix promo white label 45!

IRON BUTTERFLY – GET OUT OF MY LIFE WOMAN, ATCO US 7” EP promo-only, from the time of “Heavy”, yeah!

JETHRO TULL – MINSTREL IN THE GALLERY / SUMMER DAY SAND, CHRYSALIS US 7” with a B-Side!

LOGGINS AND MESSINA – YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE, COLUMBIA US 7” promo, my complete collection of Loggina and Messina!

MILES, BUDDY – WHOLESALE LOVE, MERCURY US 7”

MILES, BUDDY – GIVE AWAY NONE OF MY LOVE, MERCURY US 7”

NILSSON, HARRY – SPACEMAN / TURN ON YOUR RADIO, RCA US 7”

PATIENCE AND PRUDENCE – TONIGHT YOU BELONG TO ME, U.A. US 7” re-issue

PICKETT, BOBBY ‘BORIS’ – MONSTER MASH, PARROT US 7” promo, novelty

PINK LADY – KISS IN THE DARK, ELEKTRA US 7” W/PS stock copy!

QUATRO, SUZI – ROCK HARD, DREAMLAND US 7” W/PS ’80

RASCALS / YOUNG RASCALS – HOW CAN I BE SURE, ATLANTIC US 7”

RASCALS / YOUNG RASCALS – I AIN’T GONNA EAT OUT MY HEART ANYMORE, ATLANTIC US 7”

RASCALS / YOUNG RASCALS – GOOD LOVIN’ / MUSTANG SALLY, ATLANTIC US 7”

REED, JERRY – FIGHTIN’ FOR THE U.S.A., RCA US 7” ’65 promo

RE-FLEX – POLITICS OF DANCING, CAPITOL US 7” W/PS my complete collection!

ROSS AND THE SUPREMES, DIANA – BACK IN MY ARMS AGAIN, MOTOWN US 7” ’65 R&B

RUFFIN, JIMMY – WHAT BECOMES OF THE BROKENHEARTED, TAMLA MOTOWN UK 7” ’66 R&B

RUN DMC – WALK THIS WAY, PROFILE US 7” W/PS ’86 R&B

SAXOPHONE CIRCUS – ISADORA’S THEME, AVCO US 7” promo

SESAME STREET – RUBBER DUCKIE / SESAME STREET, COLUMBIA US 7” the debut Sesame Street 45?

SHOCKING BLUE – MIGHTY JOE, COLOSSUS US 7” a 45’s that’s not “Venus”!

SILVER CONVENTION – GET UP AND BOOGIE, MIDLAND US 7” W/PS

SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE – IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY, EPIC US 7”

STEVENS, RAY – BRIDGET THE MIDGET, BARNABY US 7” promo

STEWART, ROD – I KNOW I’M LOSING YOU / MANDOLIN WIND, MERCURY US 7”

STILLS, STEPHEN – CHANGE PARTNERS / RELAXING TOWN, ATLANTIC US 7”

SWEET – LITTLE WILLY, BELL US 7” promo, mono / stereo

THOMAS, RUFUS – WALKING THE DOG, STAX US 7”

TURTLES – LET ME BE / YOUR MAW SAID YOU CRIED, WHITE WHALE US 7”

U.K. JOE – SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES / DEADWOOD CENTRAL, BELL US 7” promo, could this be Mike Berry?

WHO, THE – REAL ME, THE / I’M ONE, TRACK RECORD US 7”

 

So, 45’s are what make me happy and $2 Bob prided me with the above for $1 each.

Rockaway 45’s

Happy birthday to Ray Collins, singer of The Mothers of Invention (1937); TV star Dick Cavett (1938)!

I grew up listening to Ray Collins. I met him a few times, out in Claremont. I miss him a lot. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Collins_%28rock_musician%29

Dick Cavett was never easy to figure out. As a child, I didn’t trust him, because he seemed so – straight. Watching his “rock music” DVD’s in the new century, his straightness is not readily in evidence, so now – something I never would’ve thought – he seems sort of…cool.

I hope everyone is enjoying their November. It’s OK to go shopping for a few more days, before your good sense tells you to stay out of places that sell things. I recently got a big batch of 45’s at Rockaway Records in Los Angeles. Some highlights:

 

BLACKFOOT SUE – SING DON’T SPEAK, JAM UK 7″

BLACKFOOT SUE – SUMMER (FROM THE SEASONS SUITE), JAM UK 7″

Somewhat mysterious band, in that they never had an LP, at the time they were together. I remember that re-issue LP being on a dumb label, so…

 

BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND – WHERE DID MY BABY GO, ELEKTRA US 7″ promo

So, there’s at least 2 x Paul Butterfield Elektra 45’s!

 

COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH – JANIS / (ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY COUNTRY JOE), VANGUARD US 7″

“Orchestra”? Non-LP CJ & The Fish 45 on Vanguard, 2nd album.

 

JETHRO TULL – LOVE STORY / A SONG FOR JEFFREY, REPRISE US 7″ promo

2nd album era US J Tull 45, WLP

 

LADLY, MARTHA – FINLANDIA, DINDISC UK 7″ W/PS

One of the 2 x Marthas from Martha & the Muffins, in 1981

 

STEVENS, RAY – SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES, MERCURY US 7″ EP promo-only

Promo EP from the debut Ray Stevens LP

 

U.K.RENDEZVOUS 6.02, POLYDOR US 7″ promo

How many U.K. 45’s can there be?

 

This is what I am occupying myself with these days.