Archive | August 2010

Secret Stash Records

Secret Stash Records has been issuing odd, collectible records for 1 year now. They pretty much specialize in Funk Music from different countries.

They are located in Minneapolis, MN. and the company is ran by Eric Foss.

They (so far) have 7 releases and they will soon put out their 8th vinyl record that will feature Funk Music from Peru on White w/ Black Splatter vinyl.

For more info, you can get them on the web at (I believe) sales@secretstash.com

Here is a list of the other releases on Secret Stash Records:

1) Porno Grooves~Sounds From 70’s Adult Films on “HOT PINK” vinyl.

2) Kind Of Blue: Reggae Interpretations of the complete Miles Davis classic on BLUE VINYL.

3) Mad Dog’s Hustle (a totally unreleased Blaxpoitaion soundtrack from a movie never released due to budget etc. etc.) CURTIS MAYFIELD FANS take a note of this. This LP comes on WHITE VINYL.

4) VA~Soviet Funk Volume 1 comes on RED VINYL (actually very Jazzy)

5) VA~Soviet Funk Volume 2 comes on RED & BLACK SPLIT VINYL (more of the same)

6) VA~Gospel Funk comes on 180 gram BLACK VINYL (very good tracks)

7) Porno Grooves 2 comes as a limited edition of 1000 discs on a full-color PICTURE DISC. This was done as a limited run to celebrate 1 year in business. Forthcoming copies will all be on BLACK VINYL.
If you hurry, you can still get the picture disc w/ FREE download card of the entire album from their website.

Happy Listening

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The Hollies, Animals & Johhny Cash Among September re-issues

Sundazed Music is releasing 5 new re-issues from the swingin’ 60’s in September.

Johnny Cash is getting his 2 LIVE classic prison albums (At Folsom Prison & At San Quentin) pressed on 180 gram “true stereo” vinyl.

The Animals are getting thier 5th M~G~M studio album called “Animalizm” re-issued on 180 gram in  “true stero” also. This album was partially recorded in Los Angles and was actually supervised by Frank Zappa. Though it had no top 40 hit singles, it is considered their strongest work and this album flows really well. Eric Burdon just smokes on Smokestack Lightning. Case Closed.

There are 2 other British Invasion releases coming out by The Hollies. They are the first 2 Imperial Records albums. Both are re-issued here on 180 gram in original MONO instead of the “fake stereo”. Please note that these are the U.S.A. versions, not the U.K. ones (they had different covers and different tracks).

Here I Go Again was a big hit for them, but this 1st album (titled “Here I Go Again”), also has their other hit, the cover of Doris Troy’s “Just One Look” (also covered in fine fashion by Linda Ronstadt). The other tracks on this album are mostly covers for filler.

The 2nd album called “Hear! Here!” is (to me) a much stronger album. It has the wonderful “I’m Alive” & “Look Through Any Window” with harmony vocals that usally rock me outta my chair. Again, this album has cover versions for some filler as was common practice in the 60’s

That’s Sundazed September for now folks

ATTENTION: GRATEFUL DEAD "VINYL" FANS…

Here is a BIG, BIG release right before the Holidays by Rhino/Warner Brothers:

The Grateful Dead: The Warner Brothers Studio Albums on 180 gram vinyl pressed at RTI!!!

This is a 5 LP Box Set and it includes the following studio albums:

1) The Grateful Dead (1967)

2) Anthem Of The Sun (1968, featuring the original rare mixes)

3) Aoxomoxoa (1969, also featuring the original rare mixes)

4) Workingman’s Dead (1970)

5) American Beauty (1970)

The Anthem Of The Sun & Aoxomoxoa LP’s  haven’t been available on vinyl for nearly 40 years.

This Box Set is being released as a 40th Anniversary of the landmark albums Workingman’s Dead & American Beauty.

This Box Set also features a Hard-Shell book with new insightful liner notes, replicas of the original albums and many unpublished photos. The re-mastering was done by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

The Grateful DEAD never sounded so ALIVE on vinyl.

Even though I’m not a DeadHead or even a casul fan of their music, THIS IS JUST TOO TEMPTING..I’LL TAKE IT!

Truck on out and get it. The scheduled release date is on Tuesday, September 21, 2010