Remembering drummer George Cameron, who passed away this weekend.
Surf duo Jan & Dean’s “comedy” album was intended as a contractual obligation, an unfunny joke that was rightly rejected, yet bowdlerized by their label after Jan Berry’s near-fatal car accident. Fifty-one years later, this reissue presents the album as it was meant to be heard.
A beautiful little instrumental passage from their finest album makes for wonderful Sunday morning chill-out listening.
Swedish actress Ann Margret was a triple threat: a talented singer and actress who exuded natural sexuality. This compilation pairs two of her mid-sixties soundtrack albums, and are delightful listens.
Anita Kerr left the comfort of her successful career in Nashville, setting out to Los Angeles to experiment with more contemporary music. The five albums she released under her name for Warner Brothers are fine examples of mid-60s Easy Listening and Sunshine Pop.
Taken from the Superior Viaduct release, Jack Orion.
This year’s archival copyright release from The Beach Boys is a collection of two live performances. As live performances go, it’s a perfunctory show, yet these two shows represent something greater: a band at a crossroads, shortly before things worsened for their career.
One of the most notorious bootlegs in rock and roll history has also been erroneously credited. This new release-taken from a larger box set encompassing all known recordings from Dylan’s infamous 1966 tour–offers the actual Royal Albert Hall performance, and it serves as a document of the frustrating nature of that infamous and legendary tour.
Taken from the Stax Records release Live At The Whisky A Go-Go: The Complete Recordings.
Taken from the Atlantic Records release Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (Fiftieth Anniversary Edition)