Dec 31, 2021
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Got some new titles to ring in 2022, let’s hope it doesn’t suck as hard as 2021! Fingers crossed! Lots of restocks too, so dig in.
Drop these skus into our search to see them all
24895, 24896, 23924, 24903, 24904, 24905, 24906, 24907
15489, 19014, 21074, 21105, 21159, 23018, 23387, 23996, 23999, 24204, 24367, 24477, 24715, 24718, 24773, 24780, 24837, 24838, 24841, 24880, 24881, 24886, 24888, 24889
PREMONITIONS-Some Strange Lust (Elevators and LSD) -Label:HYPNOTIC BRIDGE ” b/w “Once In A Blue Moon We wanted to make a solid A-side that represents our sound and what we go for, but let us be honest here: “Some Strange Lust” is about dropping LSD—the romance of it and the lust for the feelings it brings. You might notice we threw on a bit of electric jug in tribute to The Elevators.
On the B-side, we left ourselves even more room to explore, which is a formula we’ve been using for the last few singles. “One In A Blue Moon” is about a dream, and we had all had part in writing the different sections. The second section, which features Veronica Bianqui, came to me as I was drifting off to sleep and woke me right up as I knew I had to write it down. The next section Jesse wrote, and so on. We used many instruments to bring a full, orchestrated, psychedelic feel, including autoharp, ring modulator, Marxophone, harpsichord and other things we've never used before. The song was a blast to make and we're super stoked with how it came out.Singles are pressed on 7-inch, 45 rpm vinyl records. 45 RPM $10 SKU:24906
TIMOTHY EERIE-I Fear The Void Is Waiting For Me--Label:HYPNOTIC BRIDGE “I Fear The Void Is Waiting For Me” (inspired by a serious dose of mushrooms and the resulting experience of dissolution and rebirth) and “Acid Lake” were both recorded in a few different places. Bass, drums and rhythm guitar were tracked live at a studio on a college campus. The band slipped into BB King’s as they were closing one night and recorded the organ parts on a vintage Hammond and Leslie setup in about 15 minutes. The vocals and other overdubs were all done in the bedrooms of the various band members. The idea was to make the songs sounds as loud, fast and energetic as they sound live. 45 RPM $10 SKU:24907
LOUD FAST & OUT OF CONTROL -4 CD BOX set sealed , drilled bar code :RHINO SEALED , mark thru bar code COMP CD $55 SKU:23924
ROCKIN' BONES -1950s Punk & Rockabilly SEALED BOX SET Label:RHINO Great package with important illustrated booklet of 64 pages inside . Bar code drilled but sealed. COMP CD $45 SKU:24895
WHAT IT IS- Funky Soul anbd Rare Grooves -4 CD BOX set sealed , drilled bar codeLabel:RHINO ard 7" x 7" card box containing 4 card-sleeved CDs seated in a
recess plus a 80 page 7"x 7" booklet with track by track annotation and numerous rare photos. COMP CD $55 SKU:24896
BRIGG- ST (collectable psych/folk/hard-rock album from 1973.)Label:GUERSSEN First ever legit vinyl reissue, sanctioned by the band members, of this collectable psych/folk/hard-rock album from 1973. Brigg were a rural Pennsylvania folk-tinged psychedelic band formed by three high school friends: Rob Morse, Jeff Willoughby, and Rusty Foulke. In 1973, they borrowed the money to record their first album together. They called it Brigg after one member saw the name in a dream. It was recorded at a grocery store converted into a 4-track studio. The photos for the cover were taken in a purportedly haunted house in Danville. The band members pressed 1000 copies and sold some to their friends but never played a live show together. They divided the remaining copies between them and went their separate ways. Several decades later, the Brigg album became a collector's item and was bootlegged all over the world. Original artwork in heavy cardboard sleeve; Insert with liner notes and photos. "A mix of basement hardrock and rural hippie prog-folk" --Patrick Lundborg (Acid Archives). LP $30 SKU:24903
GOLIATH - ST (1970First album by US hard-rock band )Label:GUERSSEN First album by US hard-rock band GOLIATH (of Hot Rock & Thunder fame), recorded in 1970 but never released at the time. Goliath was formed in 1969 when the Sons of Sound, Kicks and the XL’s dissolved. They were: Steve Peters (drums), Bill Peters (bass), Paul “Doug” (the Golden Throat) Mason (Hammond B3 Organ), George “Charlie” Egy, (lead vocals), and George Phelps (guitar). In 1970 they entered Allen-Martin Studios in Louisville, KY and registered what should have been their first album. The tapes remained unreleased until the Gear Fab label recovered them and did a CD edition in 2009. This is classic hard-rock with psych & prog touches, prominent Hammond organ, hard guitar, melodic vocals… *First ever vinyl edition. *Master tape sound and insert with liner notes & photos. LP $30 SKU:24904
MAQUINA- Why (1970 underground Spanish prog psych) Label:GUERSSEN Guerssen Records presents a reissue of Màquina!'s Why?, originally released in 1970. Along with Smash, Cerebrum, or Pan & Regaliz, Catalan band Màquina! were one the truly pioneers when talking about the underground Spanish psych-prog scene from the late '60s. Why? was their debut album, originally released in 1970 on the Diábolo label and housed in a striking surreal sleeve designed by band member Jordi Batiste. English vocals, wicked acid fuzz-wah guitars, Hammond organ, flute -- including the legendary self-titled track, 24 minutes (split in two parts) of wild psychedelic improvisation. Featuring Josep Maria "Tapi" Vilaseca (later of Tapiman) on drums, Josep Maria París on fuzz guitar, Luigi Cabanach on wah guitar, Enric Herrera on organ, and Jordi Batiste on bass/flute/vocals. Highly sought-after by psych collectors worldwide, this is a long overdue vinyl reissue of this cult album featuring. Newly remastered sound. Original artwork and eight-page color insert with detailed liner notes by Àlex Gómez-Font and cool photos; heavy cardboard sleeve + OBI. LP $30 SKU:24905
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49TH PARALLEL- ST (60’s psych) w 11 bonus tracks and 12 page booklet. - Label:LION First proper version of this legendary Canadian psych album, supplemented by eleven bonus tracks, two of which have never seen reissue before now. Strong melodies, great playing and sympathetic production, make for a must own collection of songs./The twelve page booklet includes two slightly different views of the band's history, as well as the notes from the original LP release. CD $10 SKU:23018
BRAM STOKER -Heavy Rock Spectacular (1972 prog rock)Label:Talking Elephant Records Outstanding album of classic progressive rock (released in 1972), recorded by virtuoso musicians, miles ahead of Atomic Rooster, Black Widow et al. The founder and organist of Bram Stoker, Tony Bronsdon, was trained as classical musician, and didn't need to learn anything from Keith Emerson & Co. This is a unique masterpiece of progressive rock, brought to the point of perfection, with delighful organ (Hammond) solos laid over quite heavy pulsating drumming and and roaring guitars. Bram Stoker was formed in 1969 in their south coast home town of Bournemouth, England, UK. One of the early gigs was as support act for the Who at Bournemouth Pavilion. Roger Daltry asked for details of the band and invited them to record a demo album at his home in Berkshire. A few months later Bram Stoker was signed up to an independent label owned by Rolling Stones manager Tony Calder. Not to be missed! CD $12 SKU:24837
DOWNLINERS SECT-Sectuality DBL CD (Pretty Things/Yardbirds style)-Label:CHARLY This double-CD set is essential listening — not just for Downliners Sect fans, but for anyone who's ever worn out copies of any of the first three Rolling Stones albums or owns anything by the Yardbirds, the Pretty Things, Them, the Graham Bond Organisation, the Animals, early John Mayall, the Shadows of Knight, or any of countless blues-inspired American garage bands. In content, it includes the complete contents of the Downliners Sect's three original LPs, from the bluesy "Baby, What's Wrong" to the pounding, proto-psychedelic “Glendora.” You get two hours of some of the most delightfully raw and unaffected, downright affectionate British renditions of American rock & roll and R&B, so unstylish that they achieve a kind of beguiling, offhanded stylishness all their own. That must be why they can shift from sounding like Chuck Berry or Bo Diddley to Bill Haley & His Comets, then resemble the early Spencer Davis Group, then suddenly sound like the rawest American garage band this side of the Litter, then switch back toward the Rolling Stones and follow that with the jocular ‘May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose,’ sounding like the Pretty Things having fun. Geez, on ‘I'm Looking for a Woman’ they get into this Bo Diddley groove that's so perfect, despite being so much more flaccid than Bo would ever permit his band to sound, that your fingers will start dancing to that shave-and-a-haircut beat; there's just something so real and honest about the way these guys plunked and plodded their way through their music, running on sheer bravado and a genuine affection at their core. It didn't propel them to stardom (except maybe in Scandinavia), but it makes their stuff worth hearing in full. The sound is excellent and the annotation is very thorough; there are some misprints and missing words on the song listings, but where it counts, this set would be worthwhile even at twice the price. —Bruce Eder CD $15 SKU:24838
GNIDROLOG- LIVE 1972 ( 70s Brit prog) -Label:AUDIO ARCHIVES A remastered new edition release of this superb UK progressive-rock band's live performance captured in Birmingham 1972. Contains rare, extended bonus track 'Sixpence For A Handstand' which is a non-LP track. Gnidrolog were one of the most respected prog-rock bands of the early 70s alongside Gentle Giant, King Crimson and Van Der Graaf Generator. Excellent soundboard recording. CD $12 SKU:24880
HERON, MIKE-Smiling Men With Bad Reputations (1971 rock solor debut)Label:TALKING ELEPHANT Heron's 1971 solo debut, released while he was still a member of the unique Incredible String Band (ISB). But this is NOT a folk album; it’s a rock album, and it rocks along very well. CD $14 SKU:24881
HEYOKA- Secret Rarities 1978-86-Label:SHROOMANGEL a new limited edition TEXAS ROCK DYAMONDS series of small press-run CD releases The music you are now listening to represents the best of the remaining previously unreleased Heyoka recordings both live and studio. The original 1979 studio sessions were first presented as rough mixes to various people very close to the band at the time, and one of those people fortunate enough to have received one of the demo cassettes was living in Louisiana and was able to preserve that tape over the years. That cassette is the source for the 1979 studio sessions (released on Spirit of Revelation in their final form) herein, and provides a different perspective on the core songs of Heyoka as far as how they were mixed, the lead guitar takes, etc. The track “Moods” is quite the rarity, only recently re-recorded by the band, this song could be considered the last great prog-rock epic written and performed live but never properly recorded in the studio. This live recording of the track is the only surviving example of it from the active period of the band. The other tracks are gathered from various sources and give you more of a clear picture as to what the band was about both in the studio and live– playing their top caliber originals mixed with select covers, usually cuts by artists such as Pink Floyd, Rush, or Jethro Tull among others. Presented in a digipak with foldout mini poster-insert, limited to only 300 copies, all songs and alternate studio versions, are for the first time released on CD. First one in the Texas Rock Dyamonds Series. File Under: Pomp Rock, Melodic Hard Rock, Progressive Hard Rock. For fans of: Prism, Trillion, 70s Kansas, 70s Styx. (LIMITED TO 300 COPIES - TEXAS ROCK DYAMONDS SERIES) CD $12 SKU:24718
JEFFERSON AIRPLANE-Flight Box-3xCD Clam Shell Box Set)Label:CHARLY CD $18 SKU:24841
PEPPERMINT RAINBOW- Will You Be Staying After Sunday (60s BUBBLEGUM Pop ) -Label:REVOLA Baltimore quintet The Peppermint Rainbow scored a U.S. Top 10 hit in 1969 with the super-groovy 'Will You Be Staying After Sunday.' Produced by 'Green Tambourine' hit maker Paul Leka, the album that followed featured 10 more slices of juicy bubblegum pop including a second Top 10 smash, 'Don't Wake Me Up In The Morning, Michael.' The band cut two further singles both added here but by late '69s it was all over as the sound of love faded from the airwaves. First time on CD in the UK for this bubblegum classic. Re-mastered by Norman 'I'll 'ave you Butler' Blake. Liner notes by popmeister supreme Duglas T. Stewart! Lovely packaging by Pepperbox. Essential for all fans of U.S. bubblegum, harmony pop and just plain full-on grooviness CD $12 SKU:23996
PICKETT, WILSON-- In Philadelphia/“Don’t Knock My Love DBL CD Label:EDSEL wo funky soul albums in one set — excellent stuff. The ninth and tenth Atlantic albums on two CD's plus 17 bonus tracks recorded between 1969 and 1973.3-panel gatefold card sleeve, includes a 16 page booklet. CD $14 SKU:24886
PLEASE - Circus Days A Collection of Demos and Studio Recordings 1967-69-Label:ACME/LION Sink into a vision of a dreamy psychedelic universe which seems to have been Peter Dunton’s own on “Circus Days," the third collection of previously unreleased recordings from Dunton's late 1960’s British psychedelic band, Please. CD edition includes three bonus tracks not on the LP version!! CD $14 SKU:23387
PRETTY THINGS- PARACHUTE -digipak-Label:MADFISH If "S.F. Sorrow" is the Pretty Things' "Sgt. Pepper," "Magical Mystery Tour,” and "Yellow Submarine" wrapped in one, then “Parachute" is their more succinct "White Album" and "Abbey Road." It's not just a time line comparison. The Pretties made this fascinating LP in the same studio as the Fab Four, London's Abbey Road, with Beatles engineer Norman Smith producing. 'The Good Mr. Square' replicates the three-part harmony the Beatles were so proud of on ‘Because.' Two songs later, the group assembles a brief, interconnected three-song suite like the famous ones on side two of Abbey Road. Bassist Wally Allen's vocals on tracks such as 'Sickle Clowns' have the same throaty, mad anguish that John Lennon exhibited on 'Yer Blues' and 'Happiness Is a Warm Gun.' If "S.F. Sorrow" is psychedelic rock grandeur, then “Parachute" is its more bitter twist, the dream dying and the witching hour upon us. Yet, if this isn't as much of a triumph, the creative neurons are still firing throughout a multi-varied, cohesive LP. Like "S.F. Sorrow," it's a concept LP. This time the topic is a generation caught between the conflicting calls of (rural) peace, love, and boredom, and (urban) sophistication, sex, and squalor in a harsh world. Somehow the departure of the band's main creative force, Dick Taylor, didn't diminish the writing and inspired variety. Allen stepped up big time into the collaborator role with singer Phil May. The harmonies remain a strong point on an otherwise rock-inclined record, and the nasty edge of perfectly balanced bombast in the best songs have been a lost art ever since. (There are eighteen minutes of good stuff tacked on the Snapper edition, taken from singles.)" CD $ SKU:23999
STONE THE CROWS -Stone the Crows Featuring Maggie Bell-Label:TALKING ELEPHANT Stone the Crows was a tough-luck, working class, progressive soul band that came out of the pubs of Scotland in the early '70s. CD $12 SKU:24888
T2-1971- 1972 W 12 PAGE BOOKLET(PSYCH PROG Power trio)Label:ACME LION Third and last archival set of recordings from the classic era of UK psych/prog legends T2. Digipack with 12-page booklet detailing T2's three sets of recordings from the psychedelic era CD $10 SKU:15489
ZOOT MONEY-Transition (LOST 70S PSYCH GEM)-Label:RIGHTEOUS An excellent album! Featuring the same players who were in the Big Roll Band (including future Police guitarist Andy Summers) on all tracks, Zoot Money came up with this tip-top set, which has soulful ballads, up-tempo mod material and a couple of dreamy sitar numbers written by Summers; 'Soma' inspired Summers and Money to push the boundaries and encouraged the band to wig out further, and in a state of psyche-pop bliss, they decided they were so far out of the Big Roll Band sound that they should change their name to Dantalian's Chariot. They played shows with the Pink Floyd and featured a couple of the tracks from “Transition” in stranger incarnations; Dantalion’s became a cult classic in the process, but turned their existing mod following off and failed to ignite. After the Dantalion hiatus, “Transition” was finally released (in 1968) on the Direction label; by that time, the mods had embraced the psychedelic bug and the album slipped into obscurity, and became one of those buried treasures that is talked of but seldom actually even seen. Finally, this lost gem has made it to CD. Remastered from the original quarter inch tapes, with all of its glorious sweeping sounds, aching vocals and groovy upbeat tunes intact, it's the epitome of cool. CD $10 SKU:19014
COUNTRY FUNK VOL 11- 1967-1974 1970 psych/blues/country) Label:LITA Country funk — a genre created not from geography, but a term applied retrospectively based solely on the feel of the songs: hip-swinging rhythms with bourbon on the breath. These are songs to make your cowboy boots itchy. Songs that encompass the elation of gospel with the sexual thrust of the blues; country hoedown harmonies cut with inner city grit. Compiled from tracks dating from the late ‘60s to the mid ’70s, Country Funk is the sound of country music blending with sounds and scenes from coast to coast, white America’s heartland music blending with the melting pot The good news for the people who fell in love with the first volume of Country Funk is this: there’s plenty more where that came from. Country Funk Volume II 1967 – 1974 is a new set of loose-talking, lap steel-twanging tracks. On this volume you’ll find household names like Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Kenny Rogers, Jackie DeShannon, JJ Cale, Bobby Darin and Dolly Parton. You’ll also find obscure artists like Bill Wilson, whose lost "Ever Changing Minstrel" album was produced by the feted Dylan producer Bob Johnston, and Thomas Jefferson Kaye, noted producer of Gene Clark’s opus No Other. Gene Clark’s here too, as half of Dillard & Clark, wringing raw emotion from The Beatles’ 'Don’t Let Me Down.' All of the individuals featured have a story to tell, whether it’s that of the sidelined session musician, the fading star or the country upstart. There’s Canadian group Great Speckled Bird, who joined Janis Joplin and more on 1970’s Festival Express tour. There’s Hoyt Axton, who along with singing the harmonica-sucking ode to 'California Women,’ also took a role in Gremlins. There’s Jim Ford, who Sly Stone once described as “the baddest white man on the planet”. And there’s Billy Swan, who kicks proceedings off with a soul-stirring organ, a lazy kickdrum and his rockabilly vocals echoing like a croon into the grand canyon. COMP CD $10 SKU:24204
GARY CROWLEY’S PUNK AND NEW WAVE (77 Tracks Rare Punk Gems And New Wave Nuggets 1977 - 1982)TRIPLE CD BoxLabel:EDSEL Veteran UK DJ and broadcaster Gary Crowley has curated Gary Crowley’s Punk and New Wave, a triple CD box set that seeks to avoid the usual ‘classic anthems’ and rather opts for a quirkier selection of punk/new wave singles from 1977-1982. Contains 77 tracks originally released between 1977 - 1982, including many for the first time on CD.
COMP CD $24 SKU:24889
HEAVY PROG FALL OUT- VA rare, prev. unrel. & live 69-73- Label:AUDIO ARCHIVES A trailblazing new compilation CD of rare, previously unreleased and live material recorded between 1969-73 by a number of obscure and unknown UK bands alongside some AA nuggets from our Prog-Rock catalogue. COMP CD $12 SKU:21105
ST. ALBERT'S DREAM- Vol. 2: Lucid Electric Prophet- with BOOKLET Label:LYSERGIC SOUND SOUND "Mandatory compilation containing no fillers and fiercely representative of my beloved heavy psychedelic genre. Crude, raw and uncompromising, what else?” — GAZHOO117, rateyourmusic COMP LP $24 SKU:24367
ATILA-Beginning of the End (1975 Spanish hard psych/prog w 8 page booklet )Label:WAH WAH BACK IN PRINT! The debut full-length by the legendary Spanish hard psych/prog band, originally released in 1975, reissued on vinyl! This edition (only 500 copies made!) comes with remastered sound and an 8-page booklet. LP $28 SKU:24780
CAROLYN HESTER COALITION-Magazine (1969 hippie psych fuzz) -Label:MISSING VINYL Both Carolyn Hester Coalition albums are fine examples of US west coast style hippie fuzz psychedelic folk rock, like Neighb’rhood Children, Birmingham Sunday and similar outfits. They were recorded in 1969 and 1970 on the METROMEDIA label and are considered to be a must have for US dreamy folk psych music collectors. First ever reissue on vinyl. Limited edition, deluxe 180g vinyl, exact reproduction of the original first pressing. Great US psychedelic folk rock album from 1970.” A little more info: After a handful of traditional folk albums, Carolyn Hester went on a mini trip with The Carolyn Hester Coalition—a completely different beast, which took her in a psychedelic direction. The albums are fine West Coast-style Hippie fuzz Folk Rock/Pop affairs, with Hester singing in a decidedly non-folky Acid Bubblegum style. Solid all the way through, the albums should appeal to any fan of Neighb'rhood Child'n, Birmingham Sunday, Daisy Chain and similar pop/psych trips. The opening of the debut, ‘Magic, Man,’ is well known due to its inclusion on the “Hippie Goddesses” compilation LP $26 SKU:21074
O.P.M.C. -Amalgamation (1970 acid psych w insert)Label:WAH WAH A splendid vinyl reissue of this much sought after psych LP by a great Dutch-British duo, consisting of Barrie Webb and Teun van der Slikke, who were joined by a host of highly regarded guest musicians. Originally released in 1970 by Pink Elephant, the music is a wonderful mixture of druggy folk, spacy guitar and haunting melodies that some sources have considered to be vaguely reminiscent of Love's 'Forever Changes'. They were located in Amsterdam's red light district, which is why they called themselves Oldest Profession(al) Music Company, or in short O.P.M.C. This reissue comes with remastered sound, a quality glossy laminated sleeve reproducing the original artwork, bonus tracks and an insert with photos and liner notes. Limited edition of only 500 copies. LP $28 SKU:24773
OMNIBUS - ST (70s psych double LP plus 7”) - Label:WAH WAH New Jersey's Omnibus formed from the ashes of garage bands from the New Milford area: The Cliffhangers, The Forerunners and The Vandals. Original members came from these three local bands and consisted of Jay Polt, Al Raimondi, Bob Wegrzyn, Bobby Marcinczack and Jerry Garino. They soon hit the local scene and got in touch with brothers Steve and Eric Nathanson who would become their managers and finance their first recordings. A United Artists recording deal was the next step, through wich the band issued their debut 45 "The Man Song" / "It's All In Your Heart" plus their eponymous LP in 1970. Omnibus had an amazing psychedelic sound that took all the right elements from West Coast bands like The Doors or The Jefferson Airplane, Bosstown sound acts like Ultimate Spinach or Chicago hipsters like H.P. Lovecraft to produce their very own Made in Milford, N.J. mixture. Strong, dramatic vocals, tons of fuzz guitar and swirling organs built up their magic sound. Wah Wah proudly offers the first ever reissue of their original 1970 album, plus a whole second LP compiling previously unreleased recordings from rare acetates with earlier recordings of some of the LP tracks and some non released songs. Also added is an extra bonus 7" with the garage killer "The Farm", which would have been an explosive 45 for the band had not been withdrawn from release. A luxury remastered 2LP + bonus 7" set that includes a facsimile of a vintage Omnibus gig poster in a gatefold package respecting the original artwork, plus an 8 page booklet with photos, lyrics and liner notes written by Jay Polt himself and reissue curator Ezra Lesser - all this in a strictly limited edition of only 500 copies, get yours while still available! If you like bands like The Doors, The Children, Ultimate Spinach, The Beacon Street Union, Fever Tree or Clear Light you ought to have this one on your collection LP $45 SKU:21159
SELDA ST- (1976 Turkish folk) GATEFOLD Label:PHARAWAY SOUNDS First album by Selda Bagcan, originally released in 1976. A collection of well-known poems and folk-songs, recorded in cooperation with the most progressive Turkish musicians / arrangers of the 70s: Mogollar, Dadaslar, Zafer Dilek & Arif Sag. Combining traditional instrumentation from Anatolia with Western psychedelic grooves: fuzz-wah guitars, electric saz, funk drums and above all, Selda's passionate vocals. *Original artwork in gatefold sleeve. *Insert with detailed liner notes by Kornelia Binicewicz (Ladies on Records). *Newly remastered sound. LP $28 SKU:24477
WALLER CREEK BOYS- Featuring JANIS JOPLIN-Label:LYSERGIC SOUND DISTRIBUTORS 1962 recordings from this legendary Austin, TX trio featuring the “Sultan Of Psychedelia,” Powell St. John, and a 19-year old Janis Joplin! Raucous country music and blues, both traditional and original, with a gritty roadhouse sound and feel, recorded in 1962 at Threadgill’s, the famous Austin beer joint and music venue. You’ll hear beer bottles hit the floor, doors slam, chatter by the band, including some choice expletives by Janis as she laughs and banters with Lanny and Powell throughout the recording. However, the music is not overwhelmed by the background, and the raw talent heard in Janis’s clear, so-much-older-than-her-years vocals is unmistakable and undeniable, leaving little doubt about her greatness. Lanny’s consistent and timely guitar playing and Powell’s soulful harmonica work, coupled with the ever-present Janis vocals, offer a time capsule of a sound that would soon circle the globe.
The first authorized vinyl release by this legendary three piece group from Austin, Texas. Formed in 1962, the Waller Creek Boys consisted of Lanny Wiggins on acoustic guitar, Powell St. John, later of The Conqueroo, Mother Earth and songwriter for the 13th Floor Elevators, on harmonica, and a then-unknown 19-year old female singer, recently transplanted from Port Arthur, Texas who would go on to bigger things — that’s right, Janis Joplin.
The album includes five songs that have never been released — and the album’s remaining nine songs haven’t been commercially released in almost fifty years. All the songs were re-mastered from the original 1962 tapes, which have been in Powell St. John’s possession for almost sixty years.
Included is a 14-page booklet with first person anecdotes from individuals who were part of the band’s inner circle during those formative years in Austin.
Listen carefully to the very last words on this record to hear an example of the freewheelin’ performance style of one of the greatest female blues singers that ever graced planet Earth.
LP $25 SKU:24715