Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Eric B. and Rakim - 12" Collection

Oh yes. The President and The "R". What a time for hip-hop it was for all of us heads when these vinyl slabs were unleashed upon the unsuspecting masses. Everything changed. Musical knowledge, the understated rhythm scratch and rhymes with brains and heart were suddenly what we expected from our music. And, except for the music from these Queens geniuses we would be often disappointed by what was to become of our thing. There were no flashy 'transformer' scratches and the musical montage was thick with old-school breaks and a deft hand from Eric Barrier to keep this conscious party rocking. My feeble words cannot encompass what Rakim did to the scene. At the time he rolled up on the scene, it was all about rhymes name-dropping your sneakers, cars and how many women you have. No one else was thinking about the eternal, the ethereal and how real b-boys should conduct themselves. What a blueprint they provided and it makes me even more ashamed when I listen to them and then see what passes for this music (it's no longer 'mine' sadly) these days. Truly sad. But let's all take a trip back to the mid-to late 1980's and early '90's for some of the best rap records ever released. Respect.

Paid in Full 12" Single

1. Paid In Full (7 Minutes Of Madness - The Coldcut Remix)
2. Paid In Full (Album Mix)
3. Eric B Is On The Cut

Move the Crowd 12" Single

1. Move The Crowd (Beatmix By The Democratic 3 Feat. DJ Slack)
2. Move The Crowd (Album Version)
3. Move The Crowd (Wild Bunch Mix)
4. Extended Beat

I Aint No Joke (On The Cut) 12" Single

1. I Aint No Joke
2. I Aint No Joke (Extended Beat)
3. Eric B Is On The Cut.

Follow The Leader 12" Single

1. Follow The Leader
2. Follow The Leader (Acapella)
3. Follow The Leader (Dub)

In The Ghetto- Cassette Single

1. In The Ghetto (Extended Mix)
2. In The Ghetto (Freestyle Mix)
3. In The Ghetto (Drums Mix)
4. In The Ghetto (Cuts Mix)

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Jim Croce - Home Recordings

Please don't allow DaddyRich to get all gushy about how much love he has for Mr. Jim Croce. Man, this cat was awesome. And taken from us all far too soon. I do truly wish there were more available from his canon, but this appears to be the clearing out of his vaults. I do appreciate the inclusion of some country classics that so informed his material that comprised his long lost of hits and great songs. Enjoy


"Recorded in 1967 at the Croces' Pennsylvania house, these recordings of blues, folk, and country tunes come from sessions “done at our kitchen table” according to the beloved singer/songwriter’s wife, Ingrid. “Jim would set up and play, sometimes for ten or twelve hours straight. He put down the songs he was thinking about playing in concert or at the bar that night. The songs on here are ones A.J. thought were most representative of his roots.” They include “In the Jailhouse Now,” “Cigarettes, Whiskey, and Wild, Wild Women,” “Living With the Blues,” “Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate,” “Six Days on the Road,” “If the Backdoor Could Talk,” and many more.
“Croce is best known as a folk-based singer/songwriter, but he also had an appreciation of country music, as evidenced by the country twang in his voice on such tracks as ‘You Oughta See Pickles Now,’ ‘Mom and Dad's Waltz,’ and ‘The Wall.’ Fans looking for uncommon Croce recordings will surely cherish Home Recordings: Americana.”—All Music Guide"

1. Living With The Blues
2. Things 'Bout Goin' My Way
3. Nobody Loves A Fat Girl
4. You Oughta See Pickles Now
5. Cigarettes, Whiskey & Wild, Wild Women
6. In The Jailhouse Now
7. If The Back Door Could Talk
8. Who Will Buy The Wine
9. Mom And Dad's Waltz
10. Wall, The
11. Sadie Green (The Vamp Of New Orleans)
12. I Got Mine
13. Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
14. Six Days On The Road
15. Mama Tried

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Nine Inch Nails - Purest Feeling (Pretty Hate Machine Demos)

The one and only Trent Reznor. One of my favorite albums of all time is, of course, 'Pretty Hate Machine' and you can imagine my delight at finding these years ago. These are especially precious, to my mind, because of the pre-heavy heavy angst N.I.N absent here, that came to full fruition in the aforementioned album. Some of these are markedly different from the finished versions (as they should be) but, to my mind, hint at a more pop sensibility. Let's not underestimate the influence of the music of Ministry, who also started with a poppier sound and after a little soul-searching had found their dark niche, as it were. It all comes full circle when you hear the early music of Mr. Reznor and how danceable it was. I say this not as a slight towards any of his music, past or present. I just love the evolution and am grateful to be able to hear these songs in their gestational stages. I have a few more N.I.N. goodies that will be posted shortly. So , I hope you all enjoy these songs.

1 Intro (2:23)
2 Sanctified (5:39)
3 Maybe Just Once (5:10)
4 The Only Time (5:12)
5 Kinda I Want To (5:02)
6 Thats What I Get (4:19)
7 Purest Feeling (2:59)
8 Ringfinger (5:54)
9 Down In It (6:17)

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The Million Dollar Quartet at Sun Studios - Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis December 4, 1956

Oh, I am well aware that this offering can be had on a number of blogs but I felt compelled to include it here anyway. I love this one and just recently revisited it a little while back. There must have been a full moon or a unique alignment in the heavens on this particular winter evening in Memphis (hmmmmm....celestial alignment...Memphis...Egypt?...I must consult further..) to put these incredible young men together in the cramped confines of Sam Phillips' rinky-dinky hillbilly studio. Whatever caused them to combine for an evening of song and laughter, we all can be grateful that it happened and the ever-sharp business acumen of Phillips for calling the local paper's entertainment editor to capture the moment. Although there is so many fragments of songs and not much complete, I believe it can still be listened to and enjoyed for it's ability to crystalize a moment in American history, as so few of it's like have been properly captured for us to appreciate. Thank you wikipedia for the below descrition...

"The jam session seems to have happened by pure chance. Perkins, who by this time had already met success with "Blue Suede Shoes", had come into the studios that day, accompanied by his brothers Clayton and Jay and by drummer W.S. Holland, their aim being to cut some new material, including a revamped version of an old blues song, "Matchbox". Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Records, who wished to try to fatten this sparse rockabilly instrumentation, had brought in his latest acquisition, singer and piano man extraordinaire, Jerry Lee Lewis, still unknown outside Memphis, to play the piano on the Perkins session.
Sometime in the early afternoon, Elvis Presley, a former SUN artist himself, but now at RCA, dropped in to pay a casual visit accompanied by a girlfriend, Marilyn Evans. He was, at the time, the biggest name in show business, having hit the top of the singles charts five times, and topping the album charts twice in the preceding 12 month period. Less than four months earlier, he had appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, pulling an unheard-of 83% of the television audience, which was estimated at 55 million, the largest in history, up to that time. After chatting with Philips in the control room, Presley listened to the playback of the Perkins’ session, which he pronounced to be good. Then he went into the studio and some time later the jam session began. Phillips left the tapes running in order to "capture the moment" as a souvenir and for posterity. At some point during the session, SUN artist Johnny Cash, who had also enjoyed a few hits on the country charts, popped in. (Cash noted in his autobiography Cash that it was he who was the first to arrive at Sun Studio that day.)
As the session continued, Phillips spotted an opportunity for some publicity and called a local newspaper, the Memphis Press-Scimitar. Bob Johnson, the newspaper’s entertainment editor came over to the studios accompanied by a UPI representative named Leo Soroca, and a photographer.
The following day, an article, written by Johnson about the session, was published in the Memphis Press-Scimitar under the title, "Million Dollar Quartet". The article contained the now well known photograph of Elvis Presley seated at the piano surrounded by Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash."

01 You Belong To My Heart (Ray Gilbert/Agustín Lara) Elvis Presley 0:45
02 When God Dips His Love In My Heart (trad.) Elvis Presley & Jerry Lee Lewis 0:18
03 Just A Little Talk With Jesus (Clevant Derricks) Elvis Presley & Jerry Lee Lewis 3:52
04 Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley (trad.) Elvis Presley & Jerry Lee Lewis 2:52
05 I Shall Not Be Moved (Ray Gilbert/Agustín Lara Elvis Presley & Jerry Lee Lewis 3:01
06 Peace In The Valley (Thomas A. Dorsey) Elvis Presley 1:20
07 Down By The Riverside (trad.) Elvis Presley & Jerry Lee Lewis 2:11
08 I'm With A Crowd But So Alone (Ernest Tubb/Carl Story) Elvis Presley 1:17
09 Farther Along (trad.) All 1:38
10 Blessed Jesus (Hold My Hand) (trad.) Elvis Presley & Jerry Lee Lewis 1:24
11 As We Travel Along On The Jericho Road (trad.) Elvis Presley & Jerry Lee Lewis 0:42
12 I Just Can't Make It By Myself (Clara Ward) Elvis Presley & Jerry Lee Lewis 0:59
13 Little Cabin Home On The Hill (Bill Monroe/Lester Flatt) Elvis Presley 0:38
14 Summertime Is Past And Gone (Bill Monroe) Elvis Presley & Carl Perkins 0:06
15 I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling (Bill Monroe) All 0:27
16 Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong (Bill Monroe/Lester Flatt) All 0:26
17 Keeper Of The Key (B.Stewart/H.Howard/K.Devine/L.Guynes) Carl Perkins 0:45
18 Crazy Arms (Ralph Mooney/Charles Seals) Jerry Lee Lewis 0:18
19 Don't Forbid Me (Charles Singleton) Elvis Presley 0:56
20 Too Much Monkey Business (Chuck Berry) Jerry Lee Lewis 0:05
21 Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Chuck Berry) Elvis Presley & Jerry Lee Lewis 1:00
22 Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind (Ivory Joe Hunter/Clyde Otis) Elvis Presley 0:45
23 Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Chuck Berry) Elvis Presley & Jerry Lee Lewis 1:42
24 Don't Be Cruel (Elvis Presley/Otis Blackwell) Elvis Presley 1:41
25 Don't Be Cruel (Elvis Presley/Otis Blackwell) Elvis Presley 0:37
26 Paralyzed (Elvis Presley/Otis Blackwell) Elvis Presley 2:36
27 Don't Be Cruel (Elvis Presley/Otis Blackwell) Elvis Presley 0:24
28 There's No Place Like Home (trad.) Elvis Presley 3:18
29 When The Saints Go Marchin' In (trad.) Elvis Presley & Jerry Lee Lewis 2:14
30 Softly And Tenderly (trad.) Elvis Presley & Jerry Lee Lewis 2:27
31 Is It So Strange (Faron Young) Elvis Presley 1:09
32 That's When Your Heartaches Begin (W.Hill/F.Fisher/W.Raskin) Elvis Presley 4:37
33 Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Chuck Berry) Elvis Presley 0:20
34 Rip It Up (Robert Blackwell/J.Marascalco) Elvis Presley 0:03
35 I'm Gonna Bid My Blues Goodbye (Hank Snow) Elvis Presley 0:31
36 Crazy Arms (Ralph Mooney/Charles Seals) Jerry Lee Lewis 3:13
37 That's My Desire (Helmy Kresa/Carroll Loveday) Jerry Lee Lewis 1:17
38 End Of The Road (Jerry Lee Lewis) Jerry Lee Lewis 1:35
39 Black Bottom Stomp (Ferdinand Morton) Jerry Lee Lewis (instr.) 0:54
40 You're The Only Star In My Blue Heaven (Gene Autry) Jerry Lee Lewis 1:13
41 Elvis chatter 0:39

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Elvis Presley - G.I. Blues Collectors Edition

I believe I have already given my opinion on Elvis here, right? Well, to summarize - I appreciate him more as a cultural milestone than as a singer (he wasn't much of a musician), but I do not wish to slight those who may be great fans of his. We may just have to agree to disagree. I DO believe the burgeoning rock and roll movement took a swift kick in the nuts as soon as he was drafted into service for the Army and sent to Germany. If not for Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins and a few others, it may have extinguished altogether before reaching it's fruition. So, for me, this is one of the more bearable Elvis offerings and is offered as an answer to a request. Please understand that I do read all of the e-mails and comments and would love to fill all the requests and such but I have a backlog of about 200 requests and will get to them as my time allows. I hope htere are some fans out there who do not already have this one and it pleases their ears. Peace.

1. Tonight Is So Right for Love (2:12)
2 What's She Really Like (2:16)
3 Frankfort Special (2:55)
4 Wooden Heart (2:02)
5 G.I. Blues (2:35)
6 Pocketful of Rainbows (2:32)
7 Shoppin' Around (2:21)
8 Big Boots (1:30)
9 Didja' Ever (2:35)
10 Blue Suede Shoes (2:05)
11 Doin' the Best I Can (3:09)
12 Tonight's All Right for Love (1:21)
13 Big Boots (Fast Version) (1:14)
14 Shoppin' Around (Alternate Take 11) (2:15)
15 Frankfort Special (Fast Version - Take 2) (2:25)
16 Pocketful of Rainbows (Alternate Take 2) (2:47)
17 Didja' Ever (Alternate Take 1) (2:42)
18 Big Boots (Acoustic Version) (0:58)
19 What's She Really Like (Alternate Take 7) (2:24)
20 Doin' the Best I Can (Alternate Take 9) (3:17)

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The Stooges - Studio Sessions 1972

As is often the case, I find a wonderful description on the web that trumps anything I could write. I recently rewatched "Velvet Goldmine" and continue to be impressed with Ewan MacGregor's Iggy imperesonation. Really uncanny stuff. Lots of goodness and Stooges' madness in this bootleg for you all to enjoy. The review below is from www.dmme.net/reviews/reviews5.html - they are a great resource for kicking musical knowledge.

"THE STOOGES are the band everyone has to re-visit from time to time to recall they were not only about noise. Iggy seems to overshadow hus mates while it was them who secured for the singer a space to freak out in. These recordings hail from 1972, around the "Raw Power" period and after it, when the band set to work on the follow-up. Welcomed in the fold was Scott Thurston whose Jerry Lee Lewis-ey piano shines in "Head On" and no one can ignore Ron Asheton's bass. Hectic rock'n'roll debuted on the "Metallic KO" live album but this version shows how unleashed the band was even in the studio. "Death Trip" is presented here in rough mix, not so wild as one that made the LP. Pop in his best Jagger mood.

"I Got Right", fantastic, organ-driven song eventually appeared in 1975 on Pop's album of the same name. Early variant could have been considered classic had it been released by the band. Kudos to the short solo Blackmore would've been proud of.

Detroit's WABX radio broadcast 1972 sessions and now fans can savour "Hard To Beat" and still poppy "Raw Power" taken off the station's vaults. In case you don't know: "Hard To Beat", once polished and loaded with fiery guitars, turned out as "Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell".

Another rock'n'roll of this kind is "Cock In My Pocket", previously known only by the "Metallic KO" rendition. But studio version appeared to exist with keyboards' firework provided by one Bob Sheff while . Also there are two jams, "Rubber Legs" and "Pin Point Eyes", dedicating the listener to THE STOOGES methods of work, tight and disciplined despite the rumours. Especially good is the latter, the blues, while James Williamson's solo of the former blows the socks off the feet.

Manzarek-like organ adorns mighty "Open Up & Bleed" which you could easily confuse with stoned Mick The Stone track. And more DOORS feel to "Johanna" to pop up later on Iggy's "Kill City".

A valuable addition to THE STOOGES' catalogue, a fun not only for a fan."

1. Head On

2. Death Trip

3. I Got a Right

4. Hard to Beat

5. Cock in My Pocket

6. Rubber Legs

7. Johanna

8. Pin Point Eyes

9. Open up and Bleed

10. Raw Power

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Monday, October 15, 2007

The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour Outtakes

Today's final Beatle offering of goodness. I looked back on my posts and realized it had been a good long time since I posted Beatles music. There is so many good albums and compilations to share that I am resonlably sure I will be posting more soon. As always - purchase the real albums and such, but the bootlegs are for the people - and we, the people, like to share, right? Right.

1. Magical Mystery Tour - unknown take
2. Fool on the Hill - demo 9/5/1967
3. Aerial Tour Instrumental - mono mix 9/8/67
4. Blue Jay Way - overdub session 10/6/67
5. Your Mother Should Know - alternate mono mix 8/22/67
6. I Am The Walrus - take 7 monitor mix 9/5/67
7. I Am The Walrus - take 9 9/5/67
8. I Am The Walrus - acetate source unknown take
9. Hello Hello - take 1
10. Strawberry Fields Forever - Twickenham Studios 1/1969
11. Strawberry Fields Forever - demos 1/66, take 1 11/24/66, and take 5 12/9/66
12. Penny Lane - brass overdub 1/9/67
13. Penny Lane - mono mix 1/25/67
14. Baby, You're a Rich Man - German stereo LP mix
15. All You Need is Love - TV Broadcast 6/25/67
16. Jessie's Dream - film music 10/67
17. Magical Mystery Tour - German stereo LP mix
18. Your Mother Should Know - German stereo LP mix
19. Strawberry Fields Forever - German stereo LP mix
20. Hello Goodbye - German stereo LP mix

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The Beatles - The River Rhine Tapes

Great selections from the 'Let It Be' and 'Get Back' sessions-era. Not a whole lot of Beatle-banter on this one, many boots of this era have endless studio chatter and clearly show the band falling apart. Although I value those editions as well, it gets kind of depressing to listen to. This one is just chock full of great versions of soon-to-be classics, God they are missed. The best part of this package it seems universally agreed upon is the emergence of George Harrison as a song-writig force to be reckoned with. This one (actually is part of a 3 disc set) has some wonderful sound quality and is worth many listens on your stereos children, more Beatles to come.

01 Two of Us
02 I dig a Pony
03 I got a Feeling
04 Dont Let Me Down
05 I Me Mine Waltz
06 Let it Be
07 For You Blue
08 One After 909
09 Long and Winding Road
10 Get Back
11 Oh Darling
12 Across the Universe
13 Dig It/John sings the titles
14 Mailman
15 Good Rockin Tonite
16 20 Flight Rock
17 Her Majesty
18 Maxwells Silver Hammer by John
19 Maxwells Silver Hammer by Paul
20 Suzy Parker
21 Bad Finger Boogie
22 Mean Mr Mustard
23 All Things Must Pass
24 The Walk
25 River Rhine
26 BillyBeatle Boogie

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The Beatles - Sink in the Can

Some more Beatle goodness from the 1968-69 era of the band. Near the inevitable end that was soon to pass. This time frame for the band is among my favorites (hard to beleive they were only around for about 6-7 years on the scene) and is rich with outtake material. Doesn't hurt either that 'Abbey Road' is my second favorite album of theirs - anyone guess the first? Also, as a cool side note to this boot, tracks 7-16 are Ringo drumming for a Cat Stevens session.As ever, all are welcome to post any good finds (from any blog-related band) in the comments. Good friend of the blog Bucephalus has shared many great albums in the comments and all are welcome to do so as well.

1. I Will (0:39)
2. Oh Darling Playing with Echo (1:06)
3. Oh Darling I can hear nothing in my earphone (3:05)
4. Oh Darling Latin Version (1:26)
5. Oh Darling (1:15)
6. Oh Darling (2:29)
7. Blue Monday (3:08)
8. If I Have to work for you (3:03)
9. Tuning (0:58)
10. Blue Monday Eins Zwei (2:07)
11. Blue Monday One Two (2:06)
12. Tuning (0:44)
13. I just Want To Make Love To You (4:31)
14. Working In The Coal Mine (4:36)
15. Baby I Have Some Love For You (1:18)
16. Looking For The Sailor (8:16)

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Culture - Production Something (Extended Versions)

Here is the first installment of the promised future postings of the mighty, much-missed Culture. I know they continue on with a replacement, but for me it could never be the same. These are all crucial versions of deep cuts from the group and all will enjoy the sweetness from the harmonies. This is an essential part of any roots-reggae lovers collection. More to come, children

Too Long Slavery (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
Garvey (Extended Mix)
Trod On (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
Weeping (Extended Mix)
Production Something (Extended Mix)
Pyaka (Previously Unreleased Alternate Mix)
Dog A Go Nyam Dog (Extended Mix)
Black Rose (AKA Stand Up And Fight) (Extended Mix)
Children Of Israel (Extended Alternate Mix)

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Crass - Peel Session March 10, 1979

Oh yes. Love Crass. To me, they seemed like the English equivalent of our Dead Kennedys. Keen political insight and minimal amounts of musical talent. The words are what were really meant to be heard and absorbed. I suppose they figure it may be easier to change minds (and eventually, the world) by wonderfully voiced and well-written words than by their guitars, drums, bass, et. al. Sadly, Crass only did one session with the immortal Mr. Peel (God rest his soul) and here we have the fruits of that session. Damn, 1979 was a great year for the Peel Sessons, eh? Gang of Four (love them, too), Joy Division, Adam & The Ants, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Cure, Buzzcocks, U.K. Subs, O.M.D., The Police, Psychedelic Furs, Madness, Stiff Little Fingers, XTC, The Specials, Killing Joke, The Damned... Would it be too much to ask to be reincarnated as John Peel circa 1979. Holy Hell - that reads like my dream line-up of English Bands. For you further edification, I will be posting more Crass in the future and hope you will indeed enjoy their music and go buy some from their own label. At least you know where the money is going when you buy from Crass Records. I will go buy another just to do my part, as well.

1. G's Song
2. Mother Earth
3. Bomb
4. Shaved Woman
5. Tired

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Tool - Live at Maida Vale BBC 1993

I know the pictures are more recent than the recording (all you blog purists out there can kiss it...) but it is well-nigh impossible to find good pictures of them from that era. I remember all the cool promos I had for them that I gave away back in 1994, damn - a prettty woman can talk me out of damn near anything. Or at least they could back then, eh? Anyway, this little diamond here is a wonderful glimpse of the band before they became world-beaters. They so often remind me of Led Zeppelin and am glad they chose ot cover the Zep. Both bands had music with WEIGHT. The lyrics and the music are heavy, oops, HEAVY. I don't know how they sound like a 10 piece band but they pull it off. True virtuoso skill on every instrument, including Maynard and his voice. It's odd how music affects people in different ways, isn't it? When my wife was pregnant with our first son, we'd spend a lot of time at home relaxing and listneing to music. And DaddyRich, being who he is, generally has the run of the music selection. This would be 1996-1997 and for a long porton of that time I had Radiohead 'OK Computer' and Tool's 'Aenima' on steady rotation. Like clockwork, both of these deep and heavy classic albums would put her to sleep. I am not talking about soft levels of volume either, since appreciation of both albums increases exponentially with the rise of the volume. But, I digress. This is a quick little set (for Tool) and is as enjoyable today as it was lo those many years ago in Jolly Old England.

1. Opiate
2. 4 Degrees
3. Prison Sex
4. Sober

These guys look like people I could hang out with. Awesome band.

Various Artists - Boss Reggae! Coxsone Dodd Selections

Whoa Nelly! What a great collection of the Rootsiest of the Reggae, from the golden age of the music. Containing selections from some of DaddyRich's favorites like The Gladiators and Winston Jarrett. Coxsone Dodd, for those who don't know, was one of THE pre-eminent producers of his day and worked with a who's who list of reggae stars. We all know that I post many dub collection shere, but my true love of reggae lies in the Roots tradition. More collections will be coming in the near future from some of the best of the genre, in my humble opinion. So, twist up a bone and relax friends.

1. Winston Jarrett- Poor Me Israelites
2. The Flames- Scare Him
3. The Meditators- Give Me True Love
4. The Helpers- Help
5. Jackie Mittoo- Night Doctor
6. Lloyd Robinson- Run For Rescue
7. The Meditators- Tomorrow When You're Gone
8. W. Wellington- Too Many Miles
9. Lloyd Robinsons- Double Crosser
10. The Heptones- Sweet Talking
11. Winston Jarrett- Just Can't Satisfy
12. The Gladiators- Jane

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Bob Dylan - The Emmit Grogan Acetates (1963)

Oh, the awesome early Dylan. Just love this stuff and, knowing my penchant for all things rare and unusual in great music, sometimes even just an added second of studio chatter is enough to make a boot worthwhile to me. I know, I am a freak. Just ask the wife. Although this dates as 1963, it seems these recordings were also dated from 1964-65, so who knows? Things get murky sometimes in the wild and wooly world of acetates. I will also begin again to post some more outtakes and rarities from Mr. Zimmerman as soon as I can get them uploaded and have some pithy comments prepared for your edification and approbation.

Culled from the interwebs...

"Seven tracks from the Emmett Grogan acetates in superb stereo so clean there's little hint that acetates are the source. Bonus tracks also in excellent quality, to my knowledge best quality available. The Another Side acetates are sure to cause a stir. While these trax are the same as appear on the official album, in a couple of cases you hear the producer asking Dylan if he's ready and perhaps a count-in. All, that is, except "Mr Tambourine Man." This version is completely different, vocally and instrumentally, than the one recorded 6 months later and released on Bringing It All Back Home. This is a major find. Unlike the upbeat, optimistic, jaunty official version, this one is much slower, more sparse, sung like BD has the "worried blues," concerned that his muse may not return. A totally different song, different phrasing, added lines, a mistaken line, different ending. And who is that singing the choruses with Bob? [Jack Elliott] This version runs well over a minute longer than the released version, and ends without a guitar/harp solo. This one tune is more than worth the price of admission. "

1. i don't believe you
2. chimes of freedom
3. motorpsycho nitemare
4. mr. tambourine man (with jack elliot)
5. all i really i want to do
6. black crow blues
7. i shall be free #10
8. all i really want to do
9. denise
10. california
11. bob dylan's new orleans rag
12. east laredo blues
13. that's all right, mama -- sally free and easy
14. bob dylan's new orleans rag
15. hero blues

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The Cure - What Happened Behind The Door?

You know, it seems that every month I smack myself upside my head and exclaim, "how could I have not posted more (or any) of THIS band (insert name of any 1000 bands)". So, here I am again wondering how a band I love as much as The Cure has not made it's prescence felt more strongly on the Ape. And there is no good excuse, ladies and gentlemen. I shall begin to rectify that starting today. I have about 100 bootleg/rarities and thanks to the mighty SFRP , they keep coming. It seems kind of redundant to post so many individual boots , what with 'JoinThe Dots' being available and all, but I digress. I may even eventually post that. Wonderful disc set that is, just great. This wonderful collection is composed of early alternate takes for most of the disc and ends on a few cuts available on the classic acoustic disc. I may just have to put in that acoustic disc now for a listen, it's been too long. Hope you all enjoy.

1 One Hundred Years
2 Forever
3 Ariel
4 Figurehead
5 Cold Colours
6 Siamese Twins
7 Inbetween Days
8 Close To Me
9 Kyoto Song
10 The Baby Screams
11 Sinking
12 To The Sky
13 Just Like Heaven
14 The Caterpillar
15 The Blood

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