Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Paul Revere and the Raiders: "Revolution!"

Released in 1967,
this was their seventh (7th) studio LP.

Read more about
Paul Revere and the Raiders

The Rolling Stones: "NOW!"

Released in early 1965,
this was The Rolling Stones'
third (3rd) LP distributed in the USA.

Read more about this LP
and follow the trail to more about
The Rolling Stones

Ramsey Lewis: "Hang On Ramsey"

Recorded live and released in 1965,
this is a really great LP
filled with delightful jazz interpretations
of popular songs
like "Hard Day's Night" and "Hang On Sloopy"

Read more about Ramsey Lewis HERE.

Peter Frampton: "Frampton's Camel"

Released in 1973,
this was Frampton's second (2nd) studio LP.

Includes the first release of
"Do You Feel Like We Do"

Read more HERE.

Monterey International Pop Festival: "The Mama and the Papas"

Released in 1970,
a few years after the historic festival,
this is a fun recording;
not all that sonically pure
or meticulously mixed,
but a great kick
and stunningly historic.

Read more about the incredible

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Various: "On The Move"

Released in 1970,
this is a great promotional piece
from Chevrolet.
Excellent music from popular mainstream artists of the day,
and drop dead pics of the latest muscle from GM.

Living Brass: "Mexican Shuffle"

Released in 1965,
the generic "Living Brass"
was trying to ride
Herb Alpert's coat-tails
with this LP.
Not sure it was anywhere near
as commercially successful
as Mr. Alpert's Tijuana Brass
or the closely related
Baja Marimba Band, though.
Part of the "Living Strings" family
this music was suited perfectly
for brief exposure during an elevator ride.

Terry Talbot: "Face to Face"

Released in 1985,
this is one of only a few solo LPs
released by Terry.

He and his younger brother John Michael Talbot
started a little band called
some of you might remember.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Stanley Turrentine: "In The Pocket"

One of the coolest album covers
for one of the best saxophonists

Released in 1975,
this is just one among many
estimable recordings from this great jazzman.

Read more about Stanley Turrentine HERE.

This is one where I sincerely wish I had taken note
of the art direction/design/photography credits;
but I didn't -
now I can't read it in my photo
and I can't find references on the web (yet).

Tenth Anniversary Albums: Warner Brothers - Seven Arts

Released in 1969,
this compilation LP offers up a
pretty amazing range of artists!

Take a look:

From Petula Clark to Fats Domino,
Sammy Davis, Jr. and Trini Lopez
to The Fugs and The Grateful Dead,
Kensington Market to Harper's Bizarre.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Johnny Horton: "The Battle of New Orleans"

Released post-humously, in 1965,
this recording is a great tribute to
Johnny Horton's legacy.

Read about Johnny Horton HERE.

Simon and Garfunkel: "Sounds of Silence"


Not sure what to say.
It's Simon and Garfunkel.
Sounds of Silence.

If you need more info, go HERE.

I WILL say
that up until recently
I would have easily assumed
that EVERYONE knows about
and has listened to
Simon and Garfunkel
"Sounds of Silence."
my assumptions were severely challenged when,
while watching a popular "reality show"
it was revealed that there were contestants -
musicians, mind you -
ANY recordings of

>>>stunned sounds of silence<<<

How can that be?

I ask you.

Van Morrison: "Moondance"

This 1970 release
is an absolute must for any collector.
It is considered by most critics to be a classic
and one of the greatest albums of all time
for a reason.

Besides the title cut, which is indisputably a treasure,
this LP also includes what I consider to be
one of the best songs ever written -
"Crazy Love" -
among a gathering of tunes that is delicious
from beginning to end.

Read more about the LP and Van Morrison HERE.

Photographer: Elliott Landy
Designer: Bob Cato

Columbia Jazz Festival - 1959

This 1959 recording
is a rare gem.
Just ponder the names on the cover for a moment...

Stop drooling.

And, yes,
it is as great a collection of tracks
as it appears to be.

Irv Cottler: "Around The World In Percussion"

Released in 1961,
this is Irv Cottler's unique percussive take
on some of the great "hits" of the day.

For a little glimpse of Irv Cottler's talent and personality, go HERE.

Boston Pops (Arthur Fiedler): "Music For A Summer Night"

This 1957 recording brings beautiful, soothing, classic music.

Also, read about Arthur Fiedler's astonishing career HERE.

Thursday, March 3, 2011