Monday, January 15, 2018

The Realistics


Here's "Today's Greatest Hits," a nifty collection of soundalike songs performed by ... who knows? UPDATE: Thanks to Doyscoy, the tracks are now properly broken up.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Few Requests








Looking for anything in the Ensemble Petit series.





Terry Baxter: "Feelin' Groovy"

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.

Alan Thicke


Thicke as a brick.

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Jimmy Caravan


Funky little jazz set from the Tower label to get your New Year's Day started. Peace, all.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

The Mellow Moods of Eliot Wilder


Sorry about the lack of posts. For the past six weeks I've been laid low with an exceedingly painful neurological illness. At any rate, here is a collection of some of my quieter songs. Only available here.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Cymbal and Clinger


I just read a wonderful article on the Clinger Sisters in the latest issue of Ugly Things, so I thought I'd post this cool record, which features the late, great Peggy.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Bobby Sherman



Ol' Mondo has been feeling extremely under the weather for the last few weeks, hence the lack of posts. Here's something kinda cheery.

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Born to It



As always, when you purchase one of my albums on Bandcamp - for any amount - you're aiding me when I go on one of my crate-digging expeditions for Mondo. Contribute!

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Jack Schechtman


After a bit of work, I finally tracked this one down. Very cool little folk-rock record with some beautifully understated orchestral arrangements by Charlie Calello, who worked with the likes of Laura Nyro during her peak. Thanks to Rick for breaking up the tracks!

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Dennis Stoner


Alas, it appears that someone is deleting links here and there. I don't know what their game is, but if someone wants to spoil the party, well, there ain't a lot I can do about it. I won't be re-upping anything anymore (so grab what you can while you can).

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Angeline Butler


This one doesn't fall into the "exploito" category, but it's a wonderful, seldom-heard record (produced by Tom Cogbill), and two of these songs appear on the "The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart" soundtrack. UPDATE: Thanks to Rick for breaking up the tracks.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Josie and the Pussycats


From Wiki: The Josie and the Pussycats recordings were produced by La La Productions, run by Danny Janssen and Bobby Young. They held a talent search to find three girls who would match the three girls in the comic book in both looks and singing ability; early plans, which did not come to fruition, called for a live-action Pussycats segment at the end of each episode. After interviewing over 500 finalists, settled upon casting Kathleen Dougherty (Cathy Dougher) as Josie, Cherie Moor (actress Cheryl Ladd) as Melody, and Patrice Holloway as Valerie. Janssen presented the newly formed band to William Hanna and Joseph Barbera to finalize the production deal, but was in for a surprise. Hanna-Barbera wanted Janssen to recast Patrice Holloway, because they had decided to portray "Josie and the Pussycats" as an all-white trio and had altered Valerie, who had been conceived as African-American and was already appearing as such in Archie's revamped Josie and the Pussycats comic book, to make her white. Janssen refused to recast Holloway and threatened to walk away from the project. After a three-week-long stand-off between Janssen and Hanna-Barbera, Hanna-Barbera finally relented and allowed Janssen to keep Holloway, and changed Valerie back to being African-American. The Valerie character was the first African-American female character on a regular Saturday morning cartoon series. The Hardy Boys drummer Pete Jones had been the first African-American male to appear on Saturday mornings a year earlier.

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The Hamlet Collection


Yet another comp from my fav boutique label.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Indian Summer



As always, when you purchase one of my albums on Bandcamp - for any amount - you're aiding me when I go on one of my crate-digging expeditions for Mondo. Contribute!

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ecology


Excellent country-rock record from a former Blue Thing. Sounds at times a bit like Gene Clark.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

David McComb


Yep, this one's glaringly out of character with most of what appears on Ol' Mondo, but it's such a beautiful (and rare) record that I felt the need to share it. For more on David McComb, check out his work with the Triffids, yet another great, underrated Aussie band.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Michael Kenny


Big thanks to Micro for this one. Link fixed.

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22 Explosive Hits


UPDATE: It appears that someone keeps deleting the link for this one. Sorry, but I'm not going to be re-upping it.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

J Jocko


Former Sha-Na-Na drummer attempts to get down with his bad self. Some nifty guitar leads courtesy of Elliott Randall.

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Morgan


Here's one of my occasional posts. BTW, for those of you who keep hitting me up with requests for re-ups and whatnot, make a decent donation (button's on the right) or buy one of my albums over at Bandcamp, and I will give you what you want. Capice?

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Ron Frangipane


Solidly performed and beautifully recorded interpretations of one of my favorite singer/songwriters. UPDATE: now broken into separate tracks, thanks to Rick.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Avant-Garde


Here's the Avant-Garde, featuring Chuck "We'll Be Back in Two and Two" Woolery. This sucker is going for 90 bucks on eBay, so you're getting a pretty good deal here.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Coronados


More music from the Silverbird folks, by request.

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Teresa Graves


A decent bubblegum soul record from the former "Laugh In" turned Jehovah's Witness girl. Sadly, she died in a fire at her Los Angeles home in 2002.

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