Thursday, April 19, 2018

You think you've got them all, and then another one surfaces...Kevin Kelley on a Bernie Schwartz LP from 1970





We just learned that Kevin Kelley is the drummer on Bernie Schwartz' LP "The Wheel" from 1970.

The album has been released on CD in 2016 but it went under the radar as far as we're concerned.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

GENE CLARK SINGS FOR YOU released on June 15, 2018



FROM OMNIVORE RECORDINGS:

GENE CLARK SINGS FOR YOU

The legendary 1967 Gene Clark recordings. Also includes six additional previously unissued & unknown recordings

Gene Clark’s musical legacy is most certainly assured as a singer, songwriter and member of some xclusive company as an inductee to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a founder of The Byrds, and collaborator in groups such as Dillard & Clark, Gene Clark and the Gosdin Brothers, McGuinn Clark & Hillman and later as the duet partner of Carla Olson (The Textones).

His songs have been covered by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Iain Matthews, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, The Rose Garden, and Chris & Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes among many others. As well documented as Clark’s career has been, there have been remarkable discoveries over the years (see Omnivore’s Here Tonight: The White Light Demos for example), but now the Holy Grail of Clark’s post-Byrds career is finally about to see the light of day.

For longtime Gene Clark fans and aficionados, the tracks on this remarkable archival album are the stuff of legend. Since word first spread in the 1980s about the discovery of these 1967 recordings on a rare acetate in Liberty Records’ vaults, fans have come to regard Gene Clark Sings For You as nothing less than the Holy Grail of the singer/songwriter’s extraordinary body of work. Shrouded in mystery and the subject of much speculation and conjecture, few have ever had the opportunity to hear these forgotten gems from one of Gene Clark’s most prolifically creative periods. Until now.

In addition to the 8 tracks from the Gene Clark Sings For You acetate, recorded in 1967 after he famously left The Byrds, there are an additional 5 previously unknown tracks from a further 1967 acetate given to the band The Rose Garden for recording consideration. This new compilation also includes a previously unissued demo rescued from a tape in the collection of John Noreen, member of The Rose Garden. This demo of the song “Till Today” is Clark running through the song for the band who would cut it on their only album, the 1968 self-titled effort on Atco Records (also being reissued and expanded at the same time as Gene Clark Sings For You).

Released with the full approval and cooperation with both the Estate of Gene Clark and the band The Rose Garden, Gene Clark Sings For You is produced for release by Grammy-winner Cheryl Pawelski with restoration and mastering by Grammy-winner Michael Graves. With previously unseen photos.

CD / 2-LP / DIGITAL TRACK LIST:

ON HER OWN
PAST TENSE
YESTERDAY, AM I RIGHT
PAST MY DOOR
THAT’S ALIRGHT BY ME
ONE WAY ROAD
DOWN ON THE PIER
7:30 MODE

ON TENTH STREET
UNDERSTAND ME
A LONG TIME
BIG CITY GIRL
DOCTOR DOCTOR
TILL TODAY

For more information and to pre-order your copy visit the Omnivore Recordings website:

http://www.omnivorerecordings.com

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

New documentary film about David Crosby



David Crosby's life and music will be the subject of a new documentary produced by Academy Award-winning filmmaker/journalist Cameron Crowe. 

Crowe's Vinyl Films will produce the A.J. Eaton-directed film about the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer with BMG, which is financing and executive producing the doc. 

In addition to producing the documentary, Crowe has conducted multiple interviews with Crosby that will cast a new light on the artist, whose career includes stints in the Byrds and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, as well as a vibrant solo career.

"David Crosby has been near the forefront of music and social change for the last four decades. Now 76, he’s forging a new path by seeking out younger musicians and trying to make a mark in a world now so different from the generation he came to define in the 60’s.", Crowe said in a statement.

"It’s a raw and moving portrait, rough edges and all. We’re also so proud of the work being done by our wonderful director A.J. Eaton who’s been filming Croz for the last several years."

Thursday, April 5, 2018

John York Concert



YORK sings DYLAN

Sunday, April 15, 7pm $20

2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena CA, 91001

Reservations: 626-798-6236

www.coffeegallery.com 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

From Whin Oppice's Collection: 4 copies of a Gene Clark Test Pressing Single



Owned by Gene Clark himself come four Columbia Test Pressing copies of a 45 rpm single Home Run King / Lonely Saturday. 

The vinyl is thin and very flexible.  

These are the same recordings released on the album Two Sides To Every Story.  

It is unclear if this was released as a single record. 

Collectors do come across a white label promo 45 of Home Run King mono/ stereo sides.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

New album by Bennett Wilson Poole available very soon




New album by Bennett Wilson Poole available very soon

Danny Wilson (Danny And The Champions Of The World, Grand Drive), and Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Saint Etienne) join forces with Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing), producer extraordinaire, and king of the electric twelve-string Rickenbacker to form their own “supergroup”.

The eleven songs on the record are all written, sung and played by us and produced by Tony.

Bennett Wilson Poole, the record, is officially released on April 6th, 2018, but it’s available to pre-order right now at Pledge Music, so you can be first to get your hands on the album in all formats (Vinyl, CD and download) and some other cool stuff too. 

All pre-orders will get access to some bonus stuff in the lead up to the album release, along with an immediate download of the track “Wilson General Store”.

https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/bennett-wilson-poole

Friday, March 16, 2018

Sweetheart Of The Rodeo by Lloyd Green and Jay Dee Maness



 

Pedal steel guitar players Lloyd Green and Jay Dee Maness both played on The Byrds' "Sweetheart Of The Rodeo" album in 1968.

Their new CD (to be released on April 22nd, 2018) is called "Journey To The Beginning - A Steel Guitar Tribute To The Byrds Sweet Heart Of The Rodeo". It features 10 tracks from these Spring 1968 sessions, recently re-recorded by the duo.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Mendocino Quartet with Gene Parsons: new CD now available



 
The Mendocino Quartet featuring Gene Parsons new CD WAY OUT THERE is now now available.

You can get it from

https://www.kozt.com/store/

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Gene Clark 6 track vinyl to be released on Record Store Day in April 2018


Gene Clark, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee as a member of the Byrds, struck out on his own in 1966 but by early 1967 he was out looking for another label.

These tracks are some of his efforts in recording as a solo singer/songwriter during that time. These recordings included backup by famous L.A Wrecking Crew (Leon Russell, Glen Campbell, Hal Blaine, etc.) along with special guest, Hugh Masekela.

The 180g vinyl records were pressed at Hand Drawn Pressings in Texas on the newly designed and manufactured 'WarmTone' automated presses.
Packaged in a limited edition numbered silver foil jacket.

SIDE ONE 1. Back Street Mirror 2. Don't Let It Fall Through 3. Yesterday, I Am Right

SIDE TWO 1. She Told Me 2. If I Hang Around 3. That's What You Want

Unrelased tracks and alternate versions

Friday, February 2, 2018

John York Concert



The JANGLE BROTHERS

John York, Billy Darnell & Chad Watson

Sunday Feb. 4th 2018, 7pm  $20

The Coffee Gallery Backstage

2029 N. Lake Ave. Altadena, CA 91001

Reservations: 626-798-6236

www.coffeegallery.com 

bstane@earthlink.net

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Desert Rose Band Live 1989 CD to be released in Europe



The famous Desert Rose Band concert at the Ritz, New York (1989) will be released on February 9, 2018 in Europe as "Live In New York 1989".

It's been available for decades as a bootleg titled "Roses At The Ritz".

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Skip Battin's Italian LPs now released on CD at last...with bonus live CD


Both Skip Battin LPs that were released in Italy only during the 80s are now released on one CD, along with a 1988 live concert featuring Skip Battin and John York, which was until now only available on a bootleg CDR.

The title of this new CD is "Skip Battin's Italian Dream" and the content is as follows:

Skip Battin - Navigator (Appaloosa 1981)

Skip Battin - Don't Go Crazy (Appaloosa 1984)

Family Tree (Skip Battin and John York with Beppe D'Angelo and Ricky Mantoan) - Live In Bolzano 1988

The CD comes with a 14 page booklet with many never seen before pictures, and liner notes in Italian (except for a one-page tribute interview with Gene Parsons).

It is an Italy-only release, currently only available from Amazon Italy and a couple of other Italian outlets. Amazon Italy ships worldwide though.