Before she passed away late last year, Samantha and I managed to lay down dozens of vocal tracks that I have now assembled into an album that, hopefully, pays tribute to her unique talent. Here, then, is the first - and last - Samantha Fuller record. Rest in peace, Sam.
Would anyone have rips of these they'd be willing to share? If so, please put you link in the comments. And for those of you who hit me up for re-ups, you might get what you want if you contribute. This should be a two-way street.
I want to thank the one (!) person who actually donated to the Bandcamp/ACLU campaign from this site. Not a lot, considering how many page visits I get on a daily basis. I did receive some unsupportive messages (including one guy who accused me of me ranting and being mentally unstable), and that's disheartening considering that the ACLU is there for anyone whose civil rights are being violated. The air is thick now with disinformation, lunacy and hatred. Music can help clear some of that air, and for those who think it shouldn't, perhaps they should listen to some early Dylan records. If the spirit still moves you, please consider donating directly to the ACLU.
Another obscuro, this one featuring intros of "tunes made famous by the Beatles" et al., set to some stellar David Axelrod arrangements. Sorry about the snaps, crackles and pops (the vinyl had someone's greasy fingerprints all over it), although I think it adds a certain period charm. BTW, for those of you who barrage me with requests for re-ups and whatnot: This is not a store and I am not the customer service department. If you want something, why not also make a contribution?
Here's a pretty decent Pickwick knockoff, featuring soundalike band P.K. and the Sound Explosion, who released other records performing songs by the Beach Boys, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, and the disco collection I posted below. Is it me, or does the woman who sings on the final track sound like Phoebe Snow? BTW, if you have any P.K., please feel free to share them.
With its weirdly erotic cover, this rare-as-heck Dunhill comp shows off the label's wildly eclectic roster at the time (Alice Coltraine, Genesis, Van Der Graff, Jimmy Witherspoon). No wonder they went out of business.
Something from the A&M roster for you. BTW, my outboard CD burner (which allows me to make these rips for you) has gone haywire and I need to get a new one. You could help me out by making a donation (hint: click the DONATE button on the right). Or better yet, buy my new album HERE for $5, and you'll get something for your money. Burners cost around $30, so if just a few of you contribute I could get one right quick. Thanks.
BTW, it looks like some of you have been busy downloading this, so much so that I've exceeded this month's free-download allotment, and now Bandcamp has kicked my stuff into automatic pay mode. So if you want to play, you got to pay. For five bucks, you could do worse.