Various-The 1969 Warner-Reprise Record Show- LP- Stereo-Warner/Reprise PRO 336 - 1969 release Promo-only 2 LP set that was available to customers only by mail-order. Features 31 tracks ranging from well-known to obscure and rare cuts from LP's that did not sell well upon initial release. Artists include Mephistopheles, Pearls Before Swine, The Pentangle, The Blue Velvet Band, Ella Fitzgerald, Geoff and Maria Muldaur, The Kinks, The Fugs, The Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, Lorraine Ellison, Neil Young, The Mothers of Invention, Jethro Tull and more. Gatfold cover is clean with no writing, stains, tears, etc. Minor wear/creasing to 2 corners and 2 inch seam split to back half of cover at top center. Nice 4 page booklet inside w/photos, artist bios, etc.) Both discs (green Warner/7 Arts label) are clean, glossy & Near Mint. Set provides an interesting snapshot of a very good year in Rock and was not available in stores!
Various-Unforgettable Oldies Volume II- LP- Stereo-Unart S 21027 - Hard-to-find 1968 release featuring 10 60s Pop hits by various artists. Including "Friday On My Mind" by the Easybeats, "Little Things" by Bobby Goldsboro, "Come A little Bit Closer" by Jay & The Americains and "I'm a Man" by Spencer Davis (with Stevie Winwood). See our scan for the complete track list. Cover is near-perfect in the shrink (with a tiny dent at the bottom right corner), but no heavy creases, tears, stains, writing or seamsplits. Heavy vinyl disc (with seldom-seen green, yellow & blue Unart label) is Mint. Hard-to-find 60s UA complilation in top-condition. In the desirable Stereo format!
Various Artists-Music For a Mad Ball- LP- mono-Tops L 1610 - 1958 33 1/3 rpm LP release on the old Tops/Mayfair label. Tops was a budget label with a high 'cheese' content, but occasionally some gems would surface. This LP is one such example. Album cover uses images of the stars of the movie, "Operation Mad Ball", although the music in fact has no relation to the movie. LP offers 12 cover songs of then-current hits. Some of these covers are rather good by artists like Scatman Crothers, Dave Burgess (The Champs), and Bobby Milano (Challenge Rockabilly artist), and that is why we have owned a copy of this LP for many years. Highlights include "Send For Me", "I'm Walkin'", "A White Sport Coat (& a Pink Carnation)", "Don't Forbid Me", "Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On" and "Since I Met You Baby". Complete track listing: SEND FOR ME--Jerry Case, PARTY DOLL-no artist listed, I'M WALKIN'-Scat Man Crothers, ROCK-A-BILLY-Neil Hunt, A WHITE SPORT COAT (AND A PINK CARNATION)-Dave Burgess, DON'T FORBID ME-Bobby Milano, TEEN AGE CRUSH--no artist listed, WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON-Dave Burgess, SINCE I MET YOU BABY-Scat Man Crothers, BUTTERFLY-Dave Burgess, TEENAGER'S ROMANCE-Dave Burgess, WHY BABY WHY-Neil Hunt. Cover shows wear & faint writing on front at left center. Top edge has 6" piece of tape and edges are a bit frayed with a bit of splitting. Heavy vinyl disc has small white collectors number system label on the A side. Vinyl shows numerous light marks, but no serious scratches. Plays nicely with light surface noise and clear sound. Interesting piece.
Various Artists-History of Rhythm & Blues Vols I, II, III, IV: Promo Sampler- 45- mono-Atlantic EP 8161 - 1968 promo-only 45 rpm LP release. This is a white label promo 7" disc with music on one side only. Disc offers snippets of songs from the excellent Atlantic Records series of LP's, "The History of Rhythm & Blues". Track list: Orioles: it's too soon to know * Stick Mcghee - drinking wine spo dee o dee * Ruth Brown - 5 10 15 hours * Clovers - one mint julep * Ruth Brown - mama he treats your daughter mean
Drifters - money honey * Chords - sh boom * Joe Turner - shake rattle and roll * Joe Turner - corrine corrina * Ivory Joe Hunter - since i met you baby * Lavern Baker - Jim Dandy
Chuck Willis - c.c. rider * The Coasters - yakety yak * Bobby Darin - splish splash * Ray Charles - what'd i say * Coasters - poison ivy. Custom picture sleeve (pictures of the LP series on the back) is clean with moderate creasing around the edges. Vinyl is clean & glossy with one small mark at the outside edge.
Various Artists-History Of Rhythm & Blues, Volume 5: The Beat Goes On 1961-62- LP- elec stereo-Atlantic SD 8193 - 1968 33 1/3 rpm white label promo LP release. Volume 6 in a great series of records recapping Atlantic Records' huge role in the history of R&B music. This volume focuses on 1961 & 1962 when 50's R&B was gradually morphing into 60's Soul. Track listing:
A1 Ray Charles – Early In The Mornin'
A2 Coasters, The – Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)
A3 Ben E. King – Stand By Me
A4 Mar-Keys, The – Last Night
A5 Solomon Burke – Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Empty Arms)
A6 Ikettes, The – I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)
A7 William Bell – You Don't Miss Your Water
B1 Solomon Burke – Cry To Me
B2 Falcons, The Featuring Wilson Pickett – I Found A Love
B3 Booker T. & The MG's* – Green Onions
B4 Drifters, The – Up On The Roof
B5 La Vern Baker* – See See Rider
B6 Otis Redding – These Arms Of Mine
B7 Rufus Thomas – The Dog.
Quite a lineup, eh? This series has a bit of a bad rep as all the commercial copies were electronically rechanneled for stereo. However, the promo copies for radio stations were sent out in good old mono, so this particular copy did not get that treatment! Cover (small punch hole through top left corner) has clean front slick-back slick shows a bit more wear. Cover also shows edge and corner wear-1/2" inch split at top right. (Note that the electronic stereo symbol on the front is covered up with a gold sticker.) Disc bears white promo label with Atlantic logo at right-the words "stereo" have been blacked out on both sides with marker. Vinyl shows good gloss with some spindling and one small mark on B side. Plays nicely with light surface noise and punchy mono sound.
Various Artists-History of Rhythm & Blues: Vol. 6 1963-'64, "On Broadway"- LP- mono-Atlantic SD 8194 - 1968 33 1/3 rpm white label promo LP release. Volume 6 in a great series of records recapping Atlantic Records' huge role in the history of R&B music. This volume focuses on early Soul music from 1963 & 1964 with a few Doo Wop era holdovers. Tracklist:
A1 Drifters, The – On Broadway
A2 Barbara Lewis – Hello Stranger
A3 Solomon Burke – If You Need Me
A4 Doris Troy – Just One Look
A5 Chris Kenner – Land Of 1000 Dances
A6 Nat Kendrick & The Swans – Mashed Potatoes
A7 Ben E. King – I (Who Have Nothing)
B1 Rufus Thomas – Walking The Dog
B2 Coasters, The – T'Ain't Nothin' To Me
B3 Wilson Pickett – I'm Gonna Cry
B4 Carla Thomas – I've Got No Time To Lose
B5 Don Covay – Mercy, Mercy
B6 Joe Tex – Hold What You've Got
B7 Otis Redding – Mr. Pitiful. A mighty strong lineup! This series has a bit of a bad rep as it was electronically rechanneled for stereo. However, the promo copies for radio stations were sent out in good old mono, so this particular copy did not get that treatment! Cover (small punch hole through top left corner) has clean front slick-back slick shows a bit more wear. Cover also shows edge and corner wear. (Note that the electronic stereo symbol on the front is covered up with a gold sticker.) Disc bears white promo label with Atlantic logo at right-the words "stereo" have been blacked out on both sides with marker. Vinyl shows good gloss with some spindling and one small mark on B side. Plays nicely with light surface noise and punchy mono sound.
Various Artists-12 Original Artists Hits Volume 2- LP- Stereo-Souffle 502018 - 12 song collection (late 70's) of prime 50's blues and R&B from the vaults of Kent Records (Crown/RPM/Modern). From the Souffle label which had a few other nice Blues/R&B reissues at the time (we recall a Buster Brown LP, to name one). Artists include B.B. King, Richard Berry, Marvin & Johnny, Saunders King, Big Joe Turner, the Jacks & Jimmy Nelson ("T-99"). (See our scan for a complete track listing. 40 minutes listening time- Still sealed-100% new and unused!