Friday April 30th 2010, 1:11 pm
Vinyl Picks: Helping Build Your Collection, Three Records At A Time
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Rising Sons

Vinyl Picks: a weekly column were we recommend three vinyl records that any When You Awake reader should own. First up, we have the Rising Sons featuring Taj Mahal, Ry Cooder, Jesse Lee Kincaid and others. The group was in existence from 1964-1966 and counted Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger and David Crosby among its admirers. Their debut album, however, was never released and remained unissued in the Columbia vaults until Sundazed Records got a hold of some of the long lost tracks and put them together for this 1992 compilation (released on vinyl in 2001). You can buy it new on Amazon for $15.03. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Rising Sons- Statesboro Blues

Wilson Pickett

Next up, we have the 45 rpm vinyl for Wilson Pickett’s 1969 cover of The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” (featuring Duane Allman). This tune was Allman’s big break into the music biz. His work on the record got him hired as a full time session musician at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and drew the attention of folks like Eric Clapton who said “I remember hearing Wilson Pickett’s ‘Hey Jude’ and just being astounded by the lead break at the end. … I had to know who that was immediately — right now.” Ebay has the Buy It Now option set up (no bidding required) for $2.99. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Wilson Pickett (feat Duane Allman)- Hey Jude (Beatles cover)

magneticsouth

Lastly, we have ex-Monkee (and one of the under-appreciated pioneers of country rock) Michael Nesmith with his first solo record, 1970′s Magnetic South. The record also heavily features steel guitarist Red Rhodes, an in-demand session player who appeared on records by Bert Jansch, The Byrds, Harry Nilsson, John Phillips, Buffy Sainte-Marie and many others. They have the Buy It Now option set up (no bidding required) for $15.00. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Michael Nesmith- Joanne



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Thanks Jody, just bought the Rising Sons album. I didn’t know that that even existed. So now it will soon begin it’s journey over the vast Atlantic ocean.

Comment by Stian 04.30.10 @ 1:42 pm

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Pingback by Tech Test: Numark USB Turntable 04.30.10 @ 11:59 pm

Thanks for the heads up on the Rising Sons. I hadn’t heard of them. And, I second the Nesmith pick. Anyone who doesn’t own that album needs to pick it up ASAP.

Comment by Jacob 05.06.10 @ 3:52 pm



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