Sunday, September 24, 2017

Swimming, Smoking, Crying


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Elliot Lurie


From the guy who brought you "Brandy." BTW, I'm going to be scaling back Mondo to only (very) occasional posts. My plea for contributions (with the exception of two very fine folks) went unmet. Based on the amount of visitors (and downloads) this site gets each day and the amount of effort I put into it, I just don't see much of a reason to continue. Peace, all.

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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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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Byron Keith Daugherty


Yet another obscure '70s singer/songwriter record, this one on the Fantasy label, which always did right by its artists (cf. John Fogerty).

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Rock Flowers


Easily the best record based on a line of Mattel cheapie dolls (BTW: both Rock Flowers albums are in the file).

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Ron Frangipane


Solidly performed and beautifully recorded interpretations of one of my favorite singer/songwriters.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Hot Parts


Oddball soundtrack featuring contributions from members of the Left Banke and Bert Sommer. Trying to keep the spirits up while the world is wracked with one horrific crisis after another. Peace to all.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

The Good Time SIngers


Pick up a recent issue of Ugly Things, as I did, and read about the sad and strange life of former Monkees songwriter and Penny Arkade member Craig Smith. The near-book-length article inspired me to track down this record, which is, as it turns out, a little too Up With People cornball for my own tastes. But I thought that since I went to the trouble of ripping it, I'd share it with you nonetheless. Besides, it's on classic-period Capitol and David Gates wrote a few tunes. (I stuck a few stray tracks that I found around the internet on the end.) Update: songs are now broken into individual tracks.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Glenda Griffth


Since we're on a '70s tip, here's a wonderful little record - produced by Don Henley and featuring the LA Mafia - that came and went without a blip. A shame.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

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. This should be a two-way street.

Sierra


If this record sounds a little like late-period Burritos, that's because it is. The band - Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Gib Guilbeau, Thad Maxwell, Mickey McGee, and Bobby Cochran - signed to Mercury, changed their name, and, with the help of Felix Peppalardi, they produced an album that leans more toward rock (think the Eagles) and less on country.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Michael Konstan


Yet another obscure '70s singer/songwriter album that checks a lot of my boxes.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Fast Folk


This record from 1989 - featuring the likes of Peter Case, Victoria Williams, Milo Binder, and Marvin Etzioni - holds a special place in my heart because, well, I took the shot. Unfortunately, the person who designed the cover decided that tinting it with garish colors and breaking it up into multiple images was the way to go. To see the original shot, you can check it out here.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Henry Buckle


Couldn't find out much about Mr. Buckle, but I can say he comes across like a more affable early James Taylor. If that's your thing, you might just dig this.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Street Noise


Seems like there were a ton of these kinds of bands around in the late '60s. This one's well worth a listen.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Endtroducing


You likely wouldn't know this, but yours truly is the author of the 33 1/3 book, "DJ Shadow's Endtroducing." You could give back and support this site by snagging yourself a copy. Just follow the link below or purchase one from your local bookseller (if such a place still exists in your 'hood).

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

John Davidson


A curiously topical album, produced by Wendy and Lisa's dad. Update: Thanks to Rick for breaking this up into individual tracks.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Mike Settle


Mike was a member of the First Edition, for which he wrote the hit "But You Know I Love You," which is on this, his sole solo record.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The National Gallery


If you're in the mood for 10 musical interpretations of the artist Paul Klee, this is your record.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

FIre & Rain


This one goes down exceedingly easy.

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Don Cooper


According to Billboard, "Cooper rides the narrow furrow between folk, country and rock, uses his disaffected voice and guitar on some story themes and keeps the backup group (which has some strong jazz names) down. All in all it's a good example of offbeat talent comin' through."

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Friday, July 21, 2017

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Sound Symposium


Arranger Larry Wilcox adds light classical touches to create music that could best be termed very easy listening.

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The Sound Symposium


The Sound Symposium do Dylan.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Classmates


One of my all-time favorite compilations.

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Mt. Airy


A short-lived hybrid group formed in the early 1970s by Eric Weissberg, Tom Chapin, Bob Hinkle, Russell George, and Don MacDonald.

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Keith Sykes


Some sweet folky vibes for yer Sunday blues.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Star Hits


Timmy contributes this deliciously wretched document. Just who these stars were who made these star hits, who can know? Who would want to know?

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Monday, June 19, 2017

A Star Fell Down on Indiana


A star fell down on Indiana
Just like it did in the beginning of time
We all turned out to see what happened
Some of us laughed
Some of us cried
And together we held onto each other's hands
Until the last of us had died

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