Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Holidays

Hi everyone. Happy Holidays. I came across a couple interesting blogs that is worth mentioning. The first is the Golden Voice Recording Company. It has background/history of the groups who recorded at the Golden Voice Recording Studio in the 1960's. A couple of highlights for me is the history of The Camaros and the Wombats. Another cool blog is Rip It Up Rhode Island which features bands from the Rhode Island area. Both have very good information. I have featured some records that I like. I hope you will find these 45's as enjoyable as I do and that it might stir conversation about the artist who made them.

                                                                       The Minutemen - Thinking of You

                                                                The Patriots - The Land Of No Return

                                                                    The Royal Knights- Yes it's me
                                                                        The Corals - Love You Baby

                                                        The Brian Ross Playboys - Someone to Love

                                                       Al Riccio and the Noblemen - For Losing You

                                                                           Skip Arne - Night Life

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Butterflies (RAB)

Hi everybody. In 1966 a group called The Butterflies released this 45 on the RAB record label. Not much else is known about the band. As far as I know it was their only record. Any information would be great. The female lead singer lets it rip with tuff vocals on both songs. "I'll Still Love You Anyway" has the cool garage sound, while on flip side the band does a strong version of the Animals "House of the Rising Sun".
                                                       The Butterflies -- I'll Still Love You Anyway

                                                         The Butterflies -- House Of The Rising Sun

Monday, January 6, 2014

Mike McKenzie and the Embers (Crash)

Hello to all and happy new year. To start 2014 off I would like to feature a record by Mike Mckenzie and the Embers on Crash records. "My Summer Star" is a gem. It's a moody garage song with a nice beat. The band does a decent cover of "I Want to Do It" for the flip. The record label has a slight tear were the year of the copyright is. Its look like 1965, the numbers etched in the dead wax are SJW 8476 which is a Wakefield pressing number. Malcolm Chapman has a really cool website about all the different pressing facility's .  It shows the record was pressed in 1966. I would also like to thank Mike Markesich for giving me some tips about how to locate the numbers etched in the dead wax. Anyway if anyone has information about the band I would appreciate your comments.
                                                    Mike McKenzie and the Embers - My Summer Star

                                                       Mike McKenzie and the Embers - I Want To Do It