Monday, July 10, 2017

Uncharted Waters Volume 30

Boy oh boy have things changed since my last post on here.  I graduated from NKU with a bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Broadcasting.  I'm currently employed as a freight handler at DHL, which sucks, but a paycheck is a paycheck.  And paychecks allow record collectors to collect records. 
This volume is all covers - some of which, like Dick Monda's, were written by the artist featured here but only released after someone else covered the song first.  Others are old standards with a new twist.  There's even some funky soulish type stuff in here, if that piques your interest.

1. Lightmyth - Across The Universe (RCA Victor SPS-45-219, 1970)
2. Silver Hawk - Awaiting On You All (Westbound W-178, 1971)
3. The Ones - Don't Let Me Lose This Dream (Motown M 1130, 1968)
4. London Bridge - Don't Worry Baby (Capitol 3629, 1973)
5. Monda - Everyman (Buddah BDA-388, 1973)
6. Sebastian - Everything's Coming Our Way (Segue SG-112, 1972)
7. The Garden of Eden - Flower Man (Verve VK 10541, 1967)
8. Columbus Smith - Got My Mojo Working (Columbia 4-43721, 1966)
9. Comstock Ltd. - I Was Made To Love Her (Bell B-946, 1970)
10. Goose Creek Symphony - (Oh Lord Won't You Buy Me A) Mercedes-Benz (Capitol 3246, 1971)
11. Drummond - Mississippi Lady (MGM/Verve MV 10688, 1972)
12. Fearns Foundry - Now I Taste The Tears (Parrot 45-40033, 1968)
13. Bobby Vee - Signs (United Artists UA 50755, 1971)
14. The Tokens - Till (Warner Bros. 7169, 1968)
15. The Nova Local - Tobacco Road (from LP "Nova 1", Decca DL 74977, 1968)

...and here's your download link!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Uncharted Waters Volume 29

*blows dust off of this blog* Hello again folks, it has been a while.  I’m coming to a close in my college career and working as an intern at a radio station (or four or five), which is keeping me busy.  I do have a huge backlog of tracks for future Uncharted Waters volumes, so fear not – new music will be showing up every once in a while.

In order to put you in a Kentucky sort of mindframe, this volume is dedicated to the rural side of obscure rock and pop.  These tracks come from a weird era when country rock found a home on King Records, Dion was past his prime – commercially speaking – and all sorts of orange-swirled London subsidiaries were putting out goodies in all sorts of genres.  These tracks all have some sort of inherent folksiness to them, though some are far more noticeable than others.

11.  Jacobs Creek – A Love Song (Columbia 4-44856, 1969)
22. Jake Jones – Feather Bed (Kapp K-2138, 1971)
33. Him, He and Me – Flowers Never Bend With The Rainfall (from LP Him, He and Me, Metromedia 1025, 1969)
44. Timber – Go On Alone (Kapp K-2108, 1970)
55. Yellow Hand – God Knows I Love You (Capitol P-2957, 1970)
66. Chair – Greater Miami Subterranean Rock Revival (Warner Bros. 7418, 1970)
77.  Flying Circus – Gypsy Road (Capitol 3694, 1973)
88. Rusty Taylor – Heat Of Summer (M.O.C. 45-679, 1971)
99. Dion – Josie (Warner Bros. 7491, 1971)
110.   Hugh Prestwood – Like A Children’s Song (Mach 45-12101, 1972)
111.   Ray Hildebrand – Little Old Fashion (Metromedia MMS-175, 1970)
112.   Swampwater – Louisiana Woman (King 45-6345, 1970)
113.   Heartsfield – Music Eyes (Mercury 73449, 1974)
114.   Savage and Sharp – Old Man Tyme (Smak 71139, 1971)
115.   Siller and Johnston – Ungrateful Woman Like You (Bell 45,110, 1971)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Uncharted Waters Volume 28

Two months of hard work are over for a bit, as I am finally on my Thanksgiving break.  I decided to give you a little something to be thankful for. This one's a hodgepodge of stuff with some real oddities in there.

1. Son's of the Keystone Kops - Chain Gang Man (Public 1003, 1969)
2. Guy Brothers - Edna Scream (Columbia Windfall 4-45884, 1973)
3. Yorkville Grind - Just For Awhile (RCA Victor 47-9861, 1970)
4. Johnny Gamboa - Kind And Good Woman (Epic 5-10561,  1970)
5. The Luv Birds - Little Faces (ABC 45-10923, 1967)
6. The Smithsonian Institute - Lively Played The Combo (Tamborine T45-4, 1968)
7. Manny Fryzer - On To L.A. (Barnaby ZS7 2044, 1971)
8. Hackamore Brick - Radio (Kama Sutra KA 521, 1971)
9. White Duck - Really (Uni 55322, 1972)
10. Fantasy - Stoned Cowboy (Liberty 56190, 1970)
11. Brass Monkey - Sweet Water (Rare Earth R 5022, 1971)
12. Tapestry - The Music Doesn't Seem To Be Going Anywhere (Lion 138, 1972)
13. The Sound Idea - The Sounds (Coral 62540, 1967)
14. Wakefield Sun - Things Are Looking Up (Roulette R-7073, 1970)
15. The Connection - Whatever Became Of The Barbershop Chord? (Blue River 45-227, ????)

Here's your download link. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Uncharted Waters Volume 27

Hard to believe that I am now in my final year of college.  Seems like just yesterday that I was walking out of Tom L.'s massive record show, records blowing away with 25 mph gusts of wind - a copy of Brimstone on Deram ended up flying into his shed - but it was that massive record sale that I credit with the very beginning of this whole adventure. 
Currently I don't have much time to hunt for records, as classes are busier than ever, but I have managed to sneak a few gems into the collection here and there.  This volume features a couple of double-siders, some early Lou Reed, and some Paul Vance as well...

1. Pleasure - Born A Girl (Revue R 11057, 1969)
2. Morning Mist - California On My Mind (Event EV-206, 1971)
3. The All Night Workers - Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket (Round Sound RS-1, 1965)
4. Whitney Sunday - Green Back Dollar (Decca 32837, 1971)
5. Country Coalition - How Do I Love You (Bluesway 45-61034, 1970)
6. Pleasure - It Ain't Right (Revue R 11057, 1969)
7. Brotherhood - Jump Out The Window (RCA Victor 47-9621, 1968)
8. Whitney Sunday - Lost My Drivin' Wheel (Decca 32837, 1971)
9. Chester - Make My Life A Little Bit Brighter (Bell 45,379, 1973)
10. Ned - Matinee Movie (Polydor PD 14208, 1973)
11. Hackamore Brick - Searchin' (Kama Sutra KA 521, 1971)
12. Alfie Khan - She's Comin' Back (Parrot 45-353, 1970)
13. Easy Riders - Wanting You (Avco Embassy AVE-4528, 1970)
14. Warfield County - What Do You See In Marvin (Odax OD-417, 1970)
15. Kin Vassy - Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Amos 168, 1972)

Here's the download link, enjoy!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Uncharted Waters Volume 26

As I said in my previous post, this edition of Uncharted Waters was actually put together several months ago, right after Volume 21.  For whatever reason, I ended up not releasing it.  Almost all the tracks are the same - the one exception one "I Can Feel You" by the Addrisi Brothers.  Didn't want to include that one in case it set off the copyright sensors.  Thus it has been replaced by "Colorado" by Danny Holien.

1. Morning Mist - All The Time It Was You (EV 206, 1971)
2. The Rainy Daze - Blood Of Oblivion (Uni 55026, 1967)
3. Teddy And The Pandas - Bye Bye, Out The Window (Musicor MU 1176, 1966)
4. Danny Holien - Colorado (Tumbleweed TWA-1004, 1972)
5. The Pastor Brothers - Don't Leave Me, Baby (Avco Embassy AVE-4551, 1970)
6. Earth Island - Doomsday Afternoon (Philips DJP-62, 1970)
7. Southwest F.O.B. - Green Skies (Hip HIA-8002, 1968)
8. English House - Is This The Way To Amarillo (MGM K 14360, 1972)
9. Esko Affair - On A Summer's Day With You (Mercury 72934, 1969)
10. Bob Summers - P.F. Sloan (MGM/Verve MV 10683, 1972)
11. The Chocolate Watch Band - Requiem (Decca F 12704, 1967)
12. Horizon - She Opened Up Like A Rosebud (Jubilee 45-5707, 1970)
13. The Buck Brothers - Texas (Map City MC 309, 1971)
14. Coven - Wicked Woman (Mercury 72973, 1969)
15. Chance Eden - Your Ma Said You Cried (In Your Sleep Last Night) (Big Tree BT-107, 1970)

Here's the download link!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Uncharted Waters Volume 25

25 volumes! (Technically 26, since there were two Volume 21s and one went unreleased.) I assure you that there are many more to come.  I have so many tracks ripped from vinyl that I wasn't really sure what to put in this one.

I do have a neat story concerning one track on here: the Yellow Payges' "Moonfire".  Prior to Hurricane Sandy and the havoc it wreaked upon much of the Eastern Seaboard, my family was invited to stay in a beach house owned by my great-aunt (r.i.p.) and great-uncle in Ocean Grove, NJ. We stayed for two or three years on the weekend of July 4th, during which there was a book sale at the historic Great Auditorium.  This single came out of a stack of LPs and cost me no less than 15 cents.  On that same trip, I went down the boardwalk to Asbury Park - the only Springsteen-related reference you'll ever see me make on here - and found a Rupert's People single on Bell at an antique store.

Now I'm sitting here in a slightly damp Ohio basement, wishing I could be at the beachfront again.  Those of you who have things to do in warm weather besides frying eggs on the sidewalk - take advantage of them! If I had a beach nearby, my productivity on this blog would go WAY down.

Anyway, here's the track listing for Volume 25:

1. Sea Dog - Beyond The Spirit (Scepter SDJ-12377, 1973)
2. Buckwheat - Carmel Mountain Road (London 45-156, 1971)
3. Alfie Khan - Come On Babe (Parrot PRT 353, 1970)
4. Genesis - Dubble Bubble (Scepter SCE-12341, 1972)
5. The Pace - Free Me (Rerise 0668, 1968)
6. The Executioners - I Want The Rain (Swan S-4259, 1966)
7. Orange Colored Sky - Knowing How I Love You (Uni 55140, 1969)
8. Glenn Shorrock - Let's Get The Band Together (MAM 45-3616, 1971)
9. The Yellow Payges - Moonfire (Uni .213, 1968)
10. Celebration - Never Mind The Rain (United Artists UA 50467, 1968)
11. The Minute Men - Sweet Little Sixteen (Hourglass HG-008, 1969)
12. The Racket Squad - Let's Dance To The Beat Of My Heart (Jubilee 45-5623, 1968)
13. Fancy Friends - Thinkin' About Me, Thinkin' About You (SSS International 834, 1971)
14. Myrth - We Got To Get Together (RCA Victor 74-0191, 1969)
15. The Establishment - Why Is She All I See (King 45-6349, 1970)

...and here's the download link.

(Note: I uploaded an earlier version of the .zip/.rar file that didn't have the album information updated for each file.  I've replaced this with a new version as of 7:23, 7/15.)

Monday, June 27, 2016

Desperate Measures Volume 1

Hello from sunny and humid Cincinnati.  Here's the first installment of the series that I announced a while ago - was originally going to call it Perspectives, but instead I'm calling it Desperate Measures.
A little explanation behind the's half of the saying "desperate times call for desperate measures".  This is applicable to the songs featured in this series because the years it encompasses - about 1973 to 1988 - weren't the best in terms of musical creativity. 
It's also a super funny music joke because "measures" is a music term! Ha ha.

Unlike some of the songs in the Uncharted Waters series, there are NO major labels in this series.  It's all small labels, private pressings, and independent operations.  And, as you might be able to tell, none of this stuff really hit the big-time, sadly.

Here's the track listing for the first volume.  Some of this stuff is nearly impossible to find info on and is thus missing dates.

11.       Ira Watson – Breakin’ Away (SOZO S-50-12-01, 1982)
22.       The Gary R. Smith Company – Cincinnati Freight (Gateway 38685, 1977)
33.       Marian Kel – Family Reunion (Hybrid LS 7610, 1977)
44.       New Harmony – I Believe In Music (Artist’s Records 730926, 1973)
55.       Mighty Travelers featuring Richard Chapman – I’m Leaning On You, Jesus (Mighty Travelers 4681, 1981)
66.       John Allan Armstrong – Malibu ([no label], 1978)
77.       The Algebra Mothers – Modern Noise (Aftertaste AT-100, 1979)
88.       Now For Then – Money Makes Me Pretty (Nunc Pro Tunc 3607, 1987)
99.       No Hard Feelings – She’s My Woman (Fraternity 3391, 1978)
110.   Pearl – Stage Lights (Ambrotype 1178, 1978)
111.   The Algebra Mothers – strawberry cheesecake (Aftertaste AT-100, 1979)
112.   aKaLaUaC – The Woman Across The Street (Cosmic Jungle CJR 106, 1979)
113.   Claude Young and the Glory Bound Travelers – Those Golden Strings In Heaven (MAG RSR 809, ????)
114.   David Witt and Shenandoah – Tore Down (MRC 2268, ????)
115.   Darlene Davis – You’ll End Up On Top (Isle City 1313, 1973)

Here's the download link: click here
Please leave a comment if you have any issues with downloading, and I'll do my best to fix it in short order. Enjoy.

(Oh - and I've been busy transferring dozens of tracks for new UW volumes.  Watch this space!)