Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

K/mentertainer November 25, 1967

In my other blog I have posts on the radio stations KFXM and KMEN, if interested go to http://kfxm-kmen-radio.blogspot.com/
K/men Contests in 1967 Pictures of Mark Ford and Robert E. Walker
Randy Seol of the Strawberry Alarm Clock. The Inland Empire connection.

More pictures of Donovan with the K/men
Kenny O'Dell beating out Bobby Vee's version of Beautiful People for airplay on KMEN and KFXM
Later he would write country hits. I've heard he wrote for Charlie Rich in the 1970s.
#1 Daydream Believer-Monkees
Highest debut on the 30 #27 Judy In Disguise-John Fred
Good song debut at #30 Summer Rain-Johnny Rivers

Favorites among the NEW Hit Bounds thia week. Nobody But Me-Human Beinz and Wear Your Love Like Heaven-Donovan
Hey, Snoopy's Christmas-Royal Guardsmen making it as a Hit Bound in November, and one of the Most Requested.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Picture Sleeve Poster

Here's something I bought a few years ago on EBAY. A roll of uncut picture sleeves for Mirage by Tommy James & The Shondells. It was cheap, so I bought it. I was going to frame it, but it's still rolled up in a tube.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Moving Sidewalks aka

Got a good deal at the Swap Meet. For fity sents The Moving Sidewalks-99th Floor/What Are You Going To Do
This is an early single by the group who became ZZ Top.
Both sides are garage rock.
The pictured side sounds more like a cross of early Kinks/Paul Revere and The Raiders

Friday, November 09, 2007

Picture Sleeves Youngbloods, Music Machine

Couple of cool picture sleeves, that I don't own. Youngbloods and The Music Machine Youngbloods picture kind of reminds me of the way CCR looked, except the the Youngbloods are dressed a little more formally.
Was this a Music Machine sleeve that went with Talk Talk or another single?

Saturday, November 03, 2007

New Eagles CD

I bought the new Eagles 2 CD set today at Sam's Club. 20 songs. I listened to the 11 songs on the first disc, and I like it. How Long is especially good. Sounds like a pre-Hotel California song. Great price. A two record set 35 years ago, would have cost you about the same. I don't particularly like that the only place retail that carries it is Wal-Mart/Sam's Club, but...

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Early 1970's Picture Sleeves

Picture sleeves
Elvis Presley
The Guess Who
Carole King
You can tell I did my record shopping at Two Guys in the early 70s. Best price in town. I think White Front was 69 cents for new singles at that time.

Friday, October 05, 2007

columbia record club

The Columbia Record Club has been around for a long time. They put out exclusie records for their members, usually a compiltion of hits, or reissues of deleted albums.
Usually the compiations had a wide variety of songs. Some hits, some cover versions, some good, some bad.
Nowadays you may find them at garage sales or thrift stores.
One series they did was headliners for the year.
I decided to make the ultimate headliners '66For the first time on CD headliners '66, with the actual headliners from Columbia Records in 1966.
Unttil I put this compilation together I didn't realize Columbia and Epic had so many hits in 1966.
If they would have put out a two record set like this at the end of 1966, I would have bought it.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

John Fogerty New Album

New album by John Fogerty. Coming this week/
I'm a big fan of Creedence Clearwater Revival/CCR/John Fogerty and he is coming out with a new album this week.
Here is the info I got from http://www.johnfogerty.com/
Track Listing
Don't You Wish It Was True
Creedence Song
Broken Down Cowboy
River Is Waiting
Long Dark Night
Summer Of Love
Natural Thing
It Ain't Right
I Can't Take It No More
Somebody Help Me
The single Don't You Wishn It Was True has a little touch of the Blue Ridge Rangers with a little Lodi thrown in

Friday, September 28, 2007

Route 66 Rendezvous with Dick Dale

Two weeks ago tomorrow, I saw Dick Dale at the Route 66 Rendezvous in San Bernardino. The music was great, but there should have been more music and less commentary. Peppermint Man-Dick Dale & his Del-Tones flipped with Surf Beat

Sunday, September 23, 2007

more Light and Bush

I had questions about getting The Light CD.
Both the Light UTCD-2205 and The Bush UTCD-2204 are on the same small independent label, UT Records.. The address on the CDs is UT Records PO Box 4121 La Mesa, Ca. 91944
Pictured below are the backs of the CDs.
You might be able to get info from the website www.ugly-things.com which is a magazine that promotes garage bands in the Inland Empire.
Good luck!
Now only if they come out with Torquays, Good Feelins, Caretakers CDs.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Something a little different...George Strait

My favorite music is rock and roll, but back in the late 1970s, I did listen to country music. What stuck with me is that I really like the music of George Strait. He is the only country artist I still buy new CDs. Here are a bunch of his albums on cassette.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Bush The Light.....Record Show

There wasn't a swap meet this last weekend at the Orange Show grounds, but there was a Record Show in Claremont. CA. I went to on Sunday. Lot of expensive stuff, some cheap stuff (bought a lot of 45s for 10 cents each!)I bought two garage band CDs.
The Bush which includes local hits Who Killed The Ice Cream Man?/Feeling Sad and Lonely/Don't You Fret, Some live cuts and demos. 27 songs plus a bonus.
The Light had one single on A&M with Back Up/Music Box with a similar CD with 25 songs.
I'm very happy with both.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Buttons of The Beatles

Anyone own any Beatle buttons? I have a couple. The first is a double picture, depending on the angle you look at it. The scan shows a portion of each picture. I've only had this for a couple years, but it appears to be an original. The other with the same picture from the "I Want To Hold Your Hand" picture sleeve, I've had over 40 years.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Swap Meet CD & DVD

Only CDs and DVDs this week at the Swp Meet. Haven't listened to the C & N, but I like both of the singers. The disc is from 2004.
For a buck had to get a double feature of William Shatner. The first movie is from 1973, but the second is from 1965, maybe the last thing he did before Star Trek. That's just a guess, anyone know the facts? On the box, it stes the second feature is in black & white. Do I dare open it and watch?

Saturday, September 08, 2007


In the early 80's I used to sell records at the swap meet (Orange Show) on a regular basis, and a person who bought records from me was Tony Felicetta. He is a musician and released a couple of records (maybe more). The first was as Rikki Rush, and later as part of the group Big Shots.
Rock & Roll of the early 80s.
I did not realize until a few years later that he was the nephew of a good friend of mine, Peter Felicetta. (You think the last name would have given me a clue)
Tony is now working with the Beatles tribute band "The Fab Four"

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Tornadoes Record from Italy

Southern California Surf group The Tornadoes had the single Bustin' Surfboards/Beyond The Surf. In Italy it had a different flip side Bumble Bee Stomp. Somone this week is selling this on ebay if you're interested.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Swap Meet-78 rpm

The only record I bought at the swap meet this week was a 78 on Capital Records Dead End Street/California Waltz-Cliffie Stone.
Dead End Street was written by Stan Freberg and Cliffie Stone. Thge vocal on California Waltz is by Billy Strange
Cliffie Stone also played with Tennessee Ernie Ford.
I met Cliffie Stone once sometimes in the late 1980's. It was at a garage sale. I bought some Cliffie Stone 45s, and he told me I was buying some of his records.. I said ok, then he elaborated saying he was Cliffie Stone, then proceeding to tell me his musical history.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Youngbloods Get Together RCA and Nilsson, too.

In 1967 The Youngbloods had their first hit single: Get Together. It wasn't a very big hit. In 1969 it was rereleased and nationally made it to #5.
Why was the same version a hit 2 years later?
In 1969 it was used in a commercial as a theme for National Conference of Christians and Jews. It caught on with record buyers, and it was a hit. Even though The Youngbloods released a lot of singles, this was their only top 40 hit.1967 version with All My Dreams Blue on the flip side
1969 version with Beautiful on the flip side.

This happened to another RCA artist. Nilsson released Everybody's Talkin' in 1968, and did not make the national top 100. Although the local station KFXM played the flip side Don't Leave Me and it got up to #30 in 1968.
It was rereleased in 1969 after being included in the movie Midnight Cowboy and went to #6 nationally. The new flip side was Rainmaker. I couldn't find a copy of that single, but it was on the newer RCA label like the one above.

Bonus single, a promo 45 of their first single. I had a couple of this before I had ever heard of the Youngbloods. I played it and I liked it.
A true story: In an English class I took in high school, the guy I sat next to, played in a local band. The name of the band wasThe YB Blues Band. He told me when they started they called themselves The Youngbloods, but they were contacted by RCA and told to change their names. (His name I don't remember) I do remember the group playing a lot of local concerts, and listed in KFXM as winning a Battle Of The Bands at least once.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Thee Zends

I found this acetate a few years ago. I can't remember where, when or what I paid for it. It was probably in a box of 45s I bought.
Little Girl is the Syndicate of Sound song, so this was recorded in 1966 or later. The group does a decent version.
The flip, Meet Stella must be an original. Definitely garage rock, but the song starts out with a mention of Dion's Runaround Sue, and starts comparing her to Stella. I would never had thought of using the name Stella in a song.
Anyone familiar with Thee Zends? Where are they from? Anyone not familiar with acetates? They are usually made as demos, and very few are made. Each member of the group probably got one, plus some sent out to record companies, and radio stations. This one is larger than a 45, about an 8 inch record.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Lewis & Clark Expedition

Their only charting hit. I like the song, and it should have been a bigger hit. Travis Lewis (Michael Martin Murphy) and Boomer Clarke (Boomer Castleman). Released on Colgems records (The Monkees label) I always thought the picture made them look more like maniquins than real people.