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November 6th, 2019
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UC301ab - US Garage Gems, Pt. 45

Welcome back again to the serious stuff. As you might have noticed, my personal definition of "Garage" spans a bit wider than usual (say the 45central forum). So with this collection, again, your journey starts in the very early 60s and will end in late ’71. All tracks tho’ share the same wild / simple / direct / fun / honest / approach of the most classic Garage anthems. The same cheap teenage sounds were available in those Rockabilly days, and I file it under "Garage". Probably it’s because of my wider scope on understanding I continue to dig up unheard und uncompiled Gems. I also found some tape recordings, acetates and blank label by unknown artists, so in case you got some information pls send it to me or to fab youtube channel Chuck DePrima. I especially like to thank youtubers Bill A., Hodadsmusic. Demented Bob, Dan’s Low Budget Showcase and Thomas Shore et al (mentioned in the booklet) for their postings proving the mine still delivers true gems. You just have to dig deeper! I hope you’ll enjoy the trip! (well, and Vigor Fisher’ singing really adds the L to Caplone, and it’s printed like that on the record label too, so…)

CD#1
01/ Initials - School Day - US, ?
02/ [unknown] - Everybody Dance - US, ?
03/ Henry Henry - Hong Kong Mississippi - US, AL
04/ Ray Gee & Counts - Hootenanny Baby - US, RI
05/ Astronauts - Memphis Tennessee - US, CO
06/ Arnie Ginsburg - Catching Spies - US, PA
07/ Arnie Ginsburg - Kathy Crying Heart - US, PA
08/ Thunderbirds Four - Everybody let's Dance - US, ?
09/ Quads - Little Queenie - US, CA
10/ B.J. Thomas - Here I Am In Love Again - US, TX
11/ Offbeets - Drivin'me out of my mind - US, FL
12/ Freddy Koenig & Jades - I'm moving on - US, TX
13/ Demotrons - Beg, Borrow, And Steal - US, NY
14/ Sinners - Milk Cow Blues (on Hollywood a Go Go) - US, CA
15/ Hi Lifes - Soul City - US, NY
16/ Opposite Six - Come straight home - US. CA
17/ Freddy Koenig & Jades - They Call The Wind Mariah - US,TX
18/ Society - You Girl - US, OH
19/ Society - Lonely - US, OH
20/ [unknown] - [unknown instro1] - US, ?
21/ Fountain - Renaissance Fair - US, MO
22/ Caretakers - Good Inside - US, CA
23/ Caretakers - Heart of Love - US, CA
24/Cast of Thousands - Red, White, and Blue - US, TX
25/ Fagen - Williams Group - One Day Lover - US, OH
26/ Heavy Breathing - I Been there - US, ?

CD#2
01/ [unknown] - The Scream - US, ?
02/ Vigor Fisher - Al Caplone - US, RI
03/ Paul Bearer &  Morticians - Don't You Just Know It - US, IL
04/ Crickets - I saw you standing there - US, TX
05/ Spokande Mystics - I'm in love - US, WA
06/ Countdowns - I believe in you - US, TX
07/ Angelo & Initials - I Should Have Listened - US, OH
08/ Angelo & Initials - Someday she'll love me - US, OH
09/ Birdwatchers - Blue Suede Shoes - US, FL
10/ Mystics - Just a Loser - US, WA?
11/ Bees - Mimi's Song (on Hollywood A Go - Go) - US, CA
12/ Victorians - C'mon dream - US, NY
13/ Fire Escape - Journey's End - US, CA
14/ Sinners - Watusi A Go Go (on Hollywood a Go Go) - US, CA
15/ Montereys - You never cared - US, RIf
16/ Shells - When I'm blue - US, IL
17/ Grover Carrott - When I'm gone - US, ?
18/ Gus - Treehouse in the Sky - US, ?
19/ This Side Up - Turn your Head - US, CA
20/ [unknown] - [unknown instro2] - US, ?
21/ East Side Kids - Little Bird - US, CA
22/ Caretakers - Summer Moments - US, CA
23/ Opus Five - Haight (In Haight  -  Ashbury) Street - US, CA
24/ Poor Boys - Can't get back in - US, ?
25/ Hickory Hollow - Home - US, CA
26/ Christopher - Death Song - US, SC

Nuggets in the goldmine (comments)!

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From:michaelvee
Date:November 6th, 2019 09:29 am (UTC)
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From:dcanimal
Date:November 6th, 2019 06:48 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I'm curious about those unknown instros. Looking forward to listening to this collection
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From:michaelvee
Date:November 7th, 2019 08:36 am (UTC)
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.. I'm afraid they'll remain unknown... hope you'll dif the set mate!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 6th, 2019 07:53 pm (UTC)

UC301ab

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Love this stuff, great series, thanks.
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From:michaelvee
Date:November 7th, 2019 08:37 am (UTC)

Re: UC301ab

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I'm gkad you dig, thx for wrting!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 7th, 2019 06:21 pm (UTC)
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Wow great comps. Lots of 45 gems. Cool live performances from the "Hollywood a Go go". Looks like the Astronauts left Colorado for a tour. Thanks for sharing!
Scott
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From:michaelvee
Date:November 8th, 2019 08:09 am (UTC)
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I'm happy you dig Scott, and yes, the Sinners prove they knew how to do their job.....

stay cool mate!
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