Friday May 14th 2010, 3:46 pm
Vinyl Picks: Helping Build Your Collection, Three Records At A Time
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Vinyl Picks: a weekly column were we recommend three vinyl records that any When You Awake reader should own. First up, we have the soundtrack to Sam Peckinpah’s 1973 film Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. Bob Dylan, who appeared in the movie as a character named “Alias”,  scored the soundtrack which features a number of instrumentals and introduced the world to one of Dylan’s most beloved tunes, “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.” They have the Buy It Now option set up (no bidding required) for $5.98. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Bob Dylan- Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

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Next, we have the 45 rpm vinyl for Fleetwood Mac’s “Albatross.” This is Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac featuring Danny Kirwan, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood (no Stevie Nicks or Lindsay Buckingham, thank you very much). This is hands down one of the most beautiful rock instrumentals of all time. They have the Buy It Now option set up (no bidding required) for $7.99. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Fleetwood Mac- Albatross

Finally, we have Chris Darrow (ex- Kaleidoscope) with his 1973 self-titled record. It was recently reissued as a double record alongside his 1974 album Under My Own Disguise (out now via Everloving Records).  This, however,  is the original vinyl from the original 1973 pressing. Ebay has the Buy It Now option set up (no bidding required) for $9.99. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Chris Darrow- A Good Woman’s Love




Friday May 07th 2010, 1:17 pm
Vinyl Picks: Helping Build Your Collection, Three Records At A Time
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Link Wray

Vinyl Picks: a weekly column were we recommend three vinyl records that any When You Awake reader should own. First up, we have Link Wray with his 1971 self-titled album that was recorded in an old chicken shack on Wray’s Maryland farm. The auction is set to end on May 11th and currently has zero bids at $9.99. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Link Wray- Black River Swamp

Townes Van Zandt

Next up, we have Townes Van Zandt’s 1968 debut record For the Sake of the Song. The record features Van Zandt classics like “Tecumseh Valley”, “Waiting Around to Die” and “I’ll Be There in the Morning.” I love this record so much that I even named my online store after it.  The auction is set to end on May 8th and currently has three bids at $16.50. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Townes Van Zandt- For the Sake of the Song

Cher

Lastly, we have Cher’s 1969 record 3614 Jackson Highway. The title of the album is named after the address for the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama where the album was recorded. The in-house session band The Swampers added such a sweet southern soul touch to covers of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth”,  Bob Dylan’s “Tonight, I’ll Be Staying Here With You” and Otis Redding’s “Sittin’ On The Dock Of the Bay” among others. The auction is set to end on May 9th and currently has zero bids at $0.99. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Cher- I Threw It All Away (Dylan cover)




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)

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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




Friday April 23rd 2010, 12:13 pm
Vinyl Picks: Helping Build Your Collection, Three Records At A Time
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The Weight

Vinyl Picks: a weekly column were we recommend three vinyl records that any When You Awake reader should own. First up, we have the 45 rpm vinyl for Aretha Franklin’s covers of The Band’s “The Weight” (feat. Duane Allman) and Smokey Robinson’s “Tracks of My Tears.”  They have the Buy It Now option set up (no bidding required) for $6.50. Click here to check it out.

MP3: Aretha Franklin- The Weight (The Band cover)

International Submarine Band

Next up, we have Gram Parsons’ The International Submarine Band with their 1968 record Safe at Home. The auction is set to end on April 25 and currently has zero bids at $5.99. Click here to check it out.

MP3: International Submarine Band- I Must Be Somebody Else You’ve Known (Merle Haggard cover)

Honeysuckle Rose

Lastly, we have Willie Nelson with the soundtrack to his 1980 film Honeysuckle Rose. They have the Buy It Now option set up (no bidding required) for $2.50. Click here to check it out.

MP3: Willie Nelson & Dyan Cannon- Loving You Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again) (Kris Kristofferson cover)




Friday April 16th 2010, 1:02 pm
Vinyl Picks: Helping Build Your Collection, Three Records At A Time
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Dillard and Clark

Vinyl Picks: a weekly column were we recommend three vinyl records that any When You Awake reader should own. First up, we have Dillard and Clark with their 2nd and final album, 1969’s Though the Morning, Through the Night. The record features country rock pioneers Gene Clark, Doug Dillard, Bernie Leadon, Chris Hillman, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Byron Berline, and Michael Clarke. They have the Buy It Now option set up (no bidding required) for $47.77. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Dillard & Clark- Through the Morning, Through the Night

Delaney and Bonnie

Next up, we have Delaney & Bonnie with their 1971 record Hotel Shot, which features guest appearances by Leon Russell, Duane Allman, Dave Mason, John Hartford, Clarence White, Gram Parsons and Joe Cocker among others. In the liner notes, Bonnie Bramlett wrote “If this album can make one person feel half of what I felt on this session, then I am happy. It is to all of you with love.” The auction is set to end on April 18 and currently has two bids at $14.99. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Delaney & Bonnie- Never Ending Song of Love

Bobbie

Lastly, we have Bobbie Gentry’s 1967 debut album Ode to Billie Joe. They have the Buy It Now option set up (no bidding required) for $4.99. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Bobbie Gentry- Mississippi Delta




Wednesday April 07th 2010, 12:17 pm
Vinyl Picks: Helping Build Your Collection, Three Records At A Time
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Jim Ford

I was searching around good ol’ Ebay and found some vinyl that any reader of When You Awake should own. First up, we have Jim Ford’s 1969 masterpiece Harlan Country. This is the original Sundown Records pressing and is in near mint condition. The auction is set to end on April 8th at 12:37 PDT and currently has zero bids with a starting price of $24.99. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Jim Ford- Long Road Ahead

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Next, we have Steve Young’s 1969 recordRock, Salt and Nails. The album features Young originals like “Holler in the Swamp” and “Seven Bridges Road” and covers of Hank Williams’ “My Sweet Love Ain’t Around” and Johnny Horton’s “I’m A One Woman Man.” The auction is set to end on April 14th at 6:56 PDT and currently has zero bids with a starting price of $4.56. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Steve Young- Holler In The Swamp

Lodi

Lastly, we have the 45 rpm vinyl for Al Wilson’s cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Lodi.” They have the Buy It Now option set up (no bidding required) for $4.99. Click here to check it out.
MP3: Al Wilson- Lodi