Saturday, March 29, 2014

Rocket Morgan - You're Humbuggin' Me/This Life I Live (1958)

How about a bit of rockabilly?  This one came straight out of a Santa Fe, New Mexico junk shop when I visited last summer - it was the best fifty cents I spent on that trip!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Smoke Rise - Survival (1971)

This is a track from Smoke Rise's soundtrack to "The Survival Of St. Joan," a prog-flavored album full of the contributions of a few brothers. The only other track I've heard from the album is the excellent "Lonely Neighbors" (courtesy of PCino45s2 on YouTube).

 Unfortunately, I'm unable to provide the A-side counterpart to this B-side, "I'm Here/Love Me", as it is quite badly gouged.

The Leer Bros. Band - Mystery Of Love (1970)

Anyone up for some funky rock early on a Saturday morning (at least where I am)?! Good! Here's a catchy little number from the Brothers Leer.
Sorry in advance for the subpar audio quality on this one - I think it is a bad pressing.

Weather - Jamboree Special/Two Peculiar People (1969)

For those of you not familiar with the "60s Psych Pop Treasures" series of compilations, I highly recommend you check them out (they are free to download, except for those with copyright issues - there are a couple).  I first heard the A-side of this record on one of these volumes, and became enamored with it - the drowsy pace, the bulging bassline...and the fact that such a hippie-oriented record did not sell at all.

In February, I finally purchased this copy from an Australian eBay seller...but the record itself appears to be Dutch.  What do you say - was it worth $11.00?

The Dove - Toy Train (1971)

Nice little folksy tearjerker from 1971. Got this one in Los Angeles this past December.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

I See A Change Is Gonna Come...

I recently mustered up the time, space, and storage boxes to go through my record collection and find the real cream of the crop.  I found about 300 psychedelic pop, garage rock, and soul singles worth listening to.  As a result, I'll be starting a series of compilations called "Perspectives".

For those of you familiar with the "In Dan's Garage" series, it will be similar to that, but with more major-label stuff, less garage rock, and more soul.  Of course, it will be free to download from a trustworthy file hosting site called Zippyshare (also used by Dan of IDG).  Mediafire and other big-name free hosting services can block or remove downloads if their filters detect copyrighted content, so lesser-known hosting providers have taken center stage for now.

I'll be uploading the first issue of Perspectives over the weekend, and redesigning the blog a bit in the meantime. STAY TUNED!