Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ask. Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: I read with interest your column on the many Grammys won by Adele.

Would you now please list some of the most famous artists who never won a single Grammy Award?
—Phil Conley, Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Bill Haley
DEAR PHIL: I'm sure glad you said “some,” as a complete list of non-winners would be humongous. I will name names of some very “famous artists,” each of whom is as Grammy-worthy as some of the winners.

Because the inaugural Grammy Award nominees were for recordings released in 1958, though not announced until May 4, 1959, hundreds of stars from earlier years were just not eligible.

To remedy this unfortunate situation, the Recording Academy introduced a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1962, to honor selected pre-1958 “performers who made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.”

A similar honor, named the Grammy Hall of Fame, exists specifically for songs and albums. Along with each enshrined title is a specific artist's name, though not necessarily the songwriter or the performer with the original version. These are simply the acts most associated with it by modern standards, such as honoring the Righteous Brothers' version of “Unchained Melody,” rather than Les Baxter's or Al Hibbler's.

Now for some legends who, if not for the Lifetime Achievement Award, would be Grammy-less. Up to two Hall of Fame titles, if any, follow each credited artist's name:

Eddy Arnold (HOF “Make the World Go Away”); Gene Autry (HOF “Back in the Saddle Again” and “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”); Carter Family (HOF “Wildwood Flower” and “Can the Circle Be Unbroken”); Enrico Caruso (HOF “Celest Aida” and “Vesti la Giubba”); Rosemary Clooney (HOF “Hey There”); Bing Crosby (HOF “White Christmas” and “Swinging on a Star”); Sammy Davis Jr. (HOF “What Kind of Fool Am I?”); Doris Day (HOF “Secret Love” and “Sentimental Journey”); Benny Goodman (HOF “And the Angels Sing” and “Moonglow”); Bill Haley and the Comets (HOF “Rock Around the Clock”); Billie Holiday (HOF “Embraceable You” and “God Bless the Child”); Robert Johnson (HOF “Cross Road Blues”); Glenn Miller (HOF “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and “In the Mood”); Mills Brothers (HOF “Paper Doll”); Bessie Smith (HOF “Empty Bed Blues” and “St. Louis Blues”); and Bob Wills (HOF “New San Antonio Rose”).

A few that are conspicuous by their absence in this category, at least so far, are: Mildred Bailey; Pat Boone; Connie Francis; Ink Spots (HOF “If I Didn't Care”); Platters (Featuring Tony Williams) (HOF “Only You” and “The Great Pretender”); Django Reinhardt (HOF “Djangology” and “Nuage”); Jimmie Rodgers (HOF “Blue Yodel”); Hank Snow (HOF “I'm Moving On”); Kay Starr (HOF “Wheel of Fortune”); Hank Thompson (HOF “The Wild Side of Life”); and Gene Vincent (HOF “Be-Bop-a-Lula”).

Each of these stars “made a creative contribution of outstanding artistic significance,” and is overdue for a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Now for those talented acts whose greatest success came in the Grammy era (1958 or later), but who have yet to win one: ABBA; Paul Anka; Brook Benton; Jimmy Buffett; Patsy Cline (HOF “Crazy” and “I Fall to Pieces”); Eddie Cochran (HOF “Summertime Blues”); Creedence Clearwater Revival (HOF “Proud Mary”); Dion (HOF “Runaround Sue” and, with the Belmonts, “I Wonder Why”); Drifters (HOF “Money Honey” and “Save the Last Dance for Me”); 4 Seasons; Connie Francis; Daryl Hall & John Oates; Sonny James; Jefferson Airplane/Starship (HOF “White Rabbit” and “Surrealistic Pillow” LP); Journey; Kinks (HOF “You Really Got Me”); Monkees; Moody Blues; Steve Miller Band; O'Jays; Buck Owens (HOF “I've Got a Tiger By the Tail”); Jim Reeves (HOF “He'll Have to Go”); Righteous Brothers (HOF “You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'” and “Unchained Melody”); Ventures; and Bobby Vinton.

IZ ZAT SO? Oh how they've grown. For the 1958 Grammys, 28 separate award categories were used.

For 2011, the Recording Academy's big night handed out Grammys in 74 categories.

Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column. Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368 E-mail: t Visit his Web site:  

All values quoted in this column are for near-mint condition.

Copyright 2012 Osborne Enterprises- Reprinted By Exclusive Permission

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UK Record Store Day List Is Released

Arctic Monkeys & Sex Pistols Among Record Store Day Releases

A couple of UK reissues are on my list (see below), and the UK have just released their list of 2012 Record Store Day goodies, which you can find after my to get my hands on the releases for the US, still awaiting word from the folks at RSD....

The Arctic Monkeys are set to release their latest single "R U Mine" on a special edition purple vinyl and the unheard b-side is called "Electricity."

Additionally, the Sex Pistols are releasing a limited edition 7" record of their first single "Anarchy in the UK" on April 21st for Record Store Day. Originally released in November 1976, "Anarchy in the UK" was the band's first call to arms and single-handedly kick-started the punk movement that spread worldwide. 35 years later, to celebrate Record Store Day, the Sex Pistols are very proud to re-release a collector's edition, 7" vinyl picture disc of this seminal debut single.  The re-mastered single will also feature original b-side track "I Wanna Be Me", available internationally, but limited to just 3,500 records.

To visit the Record Store Day UK site go HERE

Official 2012 UK Record Store Day Releases:

Abba – 'Voulez-Vous' (Extended Dance Remix)/'If It Wasn’t For The Night'
Admiral Fallow – 'Boots Met My Face'
All The Young – 'The Horizon'
Amanda Palmer – 'Polly/Idioteque'
Andrew Bird – 'The Crown Salesman/So Music Wine'
Animal Collective – '4 track E.P'
Arcade Fire – 'Sprawl II Remix'
Arctic Monkeys - 'R U Mine?'
ASAP Rocky - Exclusive Mixtape
Babe – 'Terror Knights'
Battles - Remix 12"
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - 'Dr Who Sound Effects'
BBC Radiophonic Workshop - 'Out Of This World'
Beach House – 'Lazuli'
Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny – 'Atlas'
Bevis Frond – 'Hard Meat At The Midnight Court' (7")
Billy Brag & Wilco – 'Mermaid Avenue'
Bitchin' – 'Bajas Vibraquatic'
Bloc Party – 'She's Hearing Voices'
Blood For Blood – 'Enemy'
Bo Ningen – 'Live At St Leonards'
Bob Dylan –' Can You Please Crawl Out Of Your Window'
Bob Marley – 'Marley OST'
Botch – 'An Anthology Of Dead Ends'
Brendan Benson – 'What Kind Of World'
Bruce Springsteen – 'Rocky Ground'/The Promise' (Live)'
Bruno Mars – 'The Grenade Sessions
Camille – 'Mars Is No Fun'
Candy Flip – 'Strawberry Fields Forever'/'Love Is Life'
Carolina Chocolate Drops/Run-DMC - 'You Be Illin''
Carter – 'Tutti Void'
Cedric Bixler Zavala & Christian Eric Beaulieu – 'Anywhere'
Childish Gambino – 'Heartbeat'
Chuck Persons - 'A.D.D. Complete'
Chuck Prophet - 'The Left Hand And The Right Hand'
Circle – 'Manner'
Civil Wars – 'Billie Jean/Sour Times'
Clutch - 'Pigtown Blues'
Cold Specks – 'Holland'
Common – 'The Dreamer, The Believer'
Consort Audite Nova - 'Plays Metronomy'
Crosses – 'Option/Telepathy'
Cymbals – 'Sideways, Sometimes'
Dale Earnheart Jr – 'We Almost Lost Detroit'
Daniel Johnston – 'Welcome To My World'
Daniel Land & The Modern Painters – 'Eyes Wide Shut'
Danny Brown - 'XXX'
David Bowie – 'Starman'
Dead Boys – 'Sonic Reducer', 'Hey Little Girl', 'Down In Flames'
Dead Fingers/Nik Freitas – 'Dead Fingers'/'Nik Freitas'
Devo – 'Live In Seattle 1981'
Disturbed – 'The Collection'
Diva Dompe – 'Cyborg Sweetie'
Django Django – 'Storm'
Donald Fagen – 'The Night Fly'
Dr John – 'Locked Down'
Dry The River - 'New Ceremony'
Duke Garwood & Wooden Wand – 'Duke Wand'
Duke Spirit – 'Live'
Elbow 'McGreggor'
Electric Guest – 'This Head I Hold'/'Jenny'
Emeli Sande – 'Heaven'
Eric Bibb – 'Deeper In The Well'
ESG/Las Kellies – 'Erase You'
Fanfarlo – 'Romms'
Faust – 'Like A Stuntman'
Field Music – 'Heart/Rent'
Fleetwood Mac – 'Fleetwood Mac'
Footprintz – 'Rush To The Capsule'
Foster The People – 'Broken Jaw/Ruby'
Frank Turner – 'I Still Believe'/'Somebody To Love'
Freakwater - 'Feels Like the Third Time'
Futurebirds – 'Seney-Stoval'
Gangrene – 'The Alchemist + Oh N – Odditorium'
Gary Clark Jr Presents HWUL Cuts Vol. 1
Genesis – 'Spot The Pigeon'
Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury – 'Drokk - Music Inspired By Mega-City One'
Gilles Peterson – 'Brazilica'
Go Kart Mozart – 'New World In The Morning'
Gojira - 'End Of Time'/'Bleeding'
Grateful Dead – 'Dark Star - Olympia Theatre - Paris, France 5/4/72'
Gregory Porter – '1960 What?'
Grouplove – 'Don’t Fly Too Close To The Sun'/'Tongue Tie' remix
Guided By Voices – 'Jon The Croc'
Hello Bear – 'Fan Club EP'
Iggy Pop – 'I'm Bored'/'African Man'
Inca Babies – 'My Sick Suburb'
Inspiral Carpets – 'You're So Good For Me'
Jake Morley – 'Ghostess EP'
James Brown – 'Live At The Apollo'
Janis Joplin – 'Selections from Pearl Sessions'
Jean Michel Jarre – 'Concert In China'
John Cale – 'Remixes' 12"
John Martyn – 'Transatlantic Sessions Recordings'
Johnny Flynn – 'A Bag Of Hammers'
Jonathan Wilson – 'Pity Trials And Tomorrow's Child'
Karen Elson – 'Milk & Honey'/'Winter Going'
Kasabian – 'Video Games'/'Sweet Escape'
Kate Nash – 'The Thin Kids Theme'
Keith Hudson – 'Bloody Eyes EP'
Kimbra – 'Settle Down'
Kreidler/Tarwater – 'Team'/'Big Eden'/'Voyage To Arcturus Hush/Tanni'
Lanterns On The Lake – 'Low Tide'
Laura Marling - 'Flicker And Fail'/'To Be A Woman'
Lee Hazelwood – 'The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides'
Lee Scratch Perry – 'Blackboard Jungle Dub'
Leonard Cohen – 'Live in Frederiction EP'
Lianne Le Havas – 'Lost & Found'
Lissie – 'Covered Up With Flowers'
Loose Tapestries 'Soundtrack to new Noel Fielding Show - music by Serge Pizzorno'
Louis And Bebe Barron – 'Forbidden Planet - Original Soundtrack'
M Ward – 'Primitive Girl'
Machinedrum – 'Room(s)'
Madonna – 'Immaculate Collection'
Marilyn Manson – 'No Reflection'
Mastadon/Feist – 'Black Tongue'
MC5/Afrika Bambaataa – 'Kick Out The Jams'
Mclusky – 'Mclusky Do Dallas'
Metallica 'Beyond Magnetic'
Metronomy – 'Black Eye Burnt Thumb'/'You Could Easily Have Me (Woodwind version)'
Mika Vainio – 'Rasputin 3000'
Miike Snow – 'Devils Work'
Miles Davis – 'Forever Miles'
Miles Kane - 'First Of My Kind'
Morrissey –'Suedehead', 'We'll Let You Know (live)', 'Now My Heart Is Full' (live)
Mory Kante – 'La Guineenne'
My Brightest Diamond – 'I Have Never Loved Someone'
Neon Indian – 'Hex Girlfriend' (Twin Shadow remix)
New Build – 'Medication (Pill Shaped Package)'
Nlf3 – 'Beast Me'
Nomads – 'Miles Away'/'American Beat'
Nomads – 'Solna'
Nurse With Wound/Graham Bowers - 'Rupture'
Odd Future - 'The Of Tape Vol. 2'
of Montreal/Deerhoof Split 7"
Orbital – 'Wonky'
Oscar Cash – 'Plays Metronomy'
Otis Reading/Aretha Franklin - 'Respect'
Otis Shuggie – 'Inspiration Information'
Patti Smith – 'Hey Joe', 'Piss Factory'
Paul Thomas Saunders – 'Descartes Highlands'
Pelican - 'Australasia'
Pete Townsend – 'The Quadrophenia Demos '
Peter Tosh – 'Legalize It (Dub Club & Secret Circuit remixes)'
Preteen Zenith - 'Preteen Zenith'
Producers – 'Freeway'/'Garden Of Flowers'
Professor Green – 'How Many Moons Remix'
Public Image Ltd – 'One Drop'
Quantic & Alice Russell With T – 'Look Around The Corner '
Ramones – 'Blitzkrieg Bop'/'Havana Affair' 7"
Red Horses Of The Snow – 'The Bright New City'/'Bridges'
Refused – 'The Shape Of Punk To Come'/'Songs To Fan The Flames Of Discontent'/'Rather Be Dead'/'The New Noise Theology'
Regina Spektor – 'The Prayer Of Francois Villon'/'Old Jacket'
Richard Hell & The Voidiods - 'Blank Generation', 'Liars Beware', 'Who Says'
Rizzle Kicks – 'Stereo Typical'
Rockabye Baby! – 'Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions Of The Smiths'
Rory Gallagher – 'Stompin' Ground'
Rosie Thomas & Sufjan Stevens – 'Hit & Run Vol'
Ryan Adams – 'Heartbreak A Stranger'/'Black Sheets Of Rain'
Santigold – 'Master Of My Make-Believe'
Sara Watkins/The Everly Brothers – 'You're The One I Love'
Scum/Big Deal - Split 7" single
Sebastian – 'The EP Collection'
Sex Pistols – 'Anarchy In The UK'
She & Him - 'Vol 1'
Social Distortion – 'Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes'
Sonnymoon – 'Wild Rumpus'
Squackett - 'Chris Squire'/'Stev'
Straylight Run – 'Straylight Run'
Switchfoot – 'Remix EP'/Vice RE Verses'
T Rex - 'Electric Warrior'
Taffy – 'So Long'
Talibam! – '#No School'/'Step Into The Marna'
Tangerine Dream – 'Electronic Meditation'/'Ultima Thule Part One/ Ultima Thule Part Two'
Tegan & Sara – 'Get Along'
The Black Angels – 'Watch Out Bo'y/'I'd Rather Be Lonely'
The Black Keys – 'El Camino'
The Black Twig Pickers - 'Yellow Cat b/w You'll Never Miss Your Mama'
The Civil Wars – 'Live At Amoeba'
The Clash – 'London Calling'
The Cult – 'Lucifer'/'For The Animals'
The Cure – 'Three Imaginary Boys', 'Seventeen Seconds', 'Faith', 'Pornography', 'The Top'
The Czars – 'Sorry I Made You Cry'
The Fall – 'Night Of The Humerons'
The Flamin Groovies – 'Shake Some Action, Teenage Confidential '
The Flaming Lips/Mastadon – 'A Spoonful Weighs A Ton'
The Future Sound Of London - 'Papua New Guinea'/'Murmurations'
The Heartbreaks – 'Funtimes'
The Jezabels - 'Rosebud'
The Kinks – 'Arthur', 'Something Else', 'Face To Face'
The Megaphonic Thrift – 'Moonstruck'
The Misfits – 'Walk Amoung Us'
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – 'Belong (Remixes)'
The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II – 'The Pharcyde - The Singles Collection Music Box'
The Pop Group – 'LP'
The Raveonettes – 'Into The Night'
The Right Now – 'He Used To Be'/'Good Man'
The Sound – 'Jeopardy'
The Subways – 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang'
The Supremes - 'Baby Love'
The Treatment - 'Then And Again'
The Velvet Underground – 'Sweet Jane'/'Rock & Roll', 'Loaded'
The Wedding Present – '4 Chansons EP'
The White Stripes – 'Handsprings/Red Death At 6.14'
The Wombats - 'The Wombats Proudly Present..'
To Kill A King – 'Video Games'/'Bloody Shirt'
Tortoise – 'Lonesome Sound'/'Mosquito'
Trentemoeller – 'My Dreams' (Gun Club Cover)
Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters/Pyrolator – 'Balcony Sunset'/'Sonnenaufgang'
Variety Lights – 'Silent Too Long'
Vivian Stanshall – 'Men Opening Umbrellas Ahead'
Xiu Xiu/Dirty Beaches - 'Always/Tu Ne Dis Rien'
Yma Sumac – 'Mambo (And More)'
Zomby – 'Where Were U In 92?'


norm and jane have an interesting ebay top 5 list, with a couple of 78 rpm platters going for big bucks

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Records Sales - Week Ending 03/17/2012

A Charlie Patton 78 shows up on the list for the first time. Bob Dylan's song "High Water" is dedicated to Charlie Patton. Another Vogue picture record shows up on this week's list. The Butlers' Northern Soul 45 shot up to a nice price, over $1k past it's last sale in 2008. The Fix KBD 45 also shot up about $500 over its last sale in November of last year.

1. 78 - Charlie Patton "High Water Everywhere Part 1" / "High Water Everywhere Part 2" Paramount 12909 - $5,000.00

2. Johanna Martzy "Bach: The unaccompanied Violin Sonatas" Columbia Box set UK - $4,500.00

3. 78 - Art Kasel "Queen For A Day" / "At The End Of A Perfect Day" Vogue Picture Record - $4,293.72

4. 45 - The Butlers With Frankie Beverly "Because Of My Heart" / "I Want To Feel I'm Wanted" Rouser 1017 - $4,173.00

5. 45 - The Fix "Vengeance"/"In This Town" - $3,999.99

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KISS and MOTLEY CRUE - The World's Biggest Rock Bands on One Stage - The Tour SUMMER 2012

LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock 'n Roll doesn't get any bigger than this! KISS and MOTLEY CRUE... On the same stage... On the same night. This spectacle of spectacles announced today, KISS and MOTLEY CRUE are uniting to launch THE TOUR of 2012. The summer's biggest, baddest rock tour will level 40+ cities nationwide starting July 20th. The Live Nation promoted tour will go on sale beginning Friday, March 23rd at and Both bands will have fan club presales beginning Wednesday, March 21st at 10am.

Citi® cardmembers will also have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, March 21st at 2pm local time through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit

With combined album sales of almost 200 million, KISS and MOTLEY CRUE are more than just iconic; they remain today as the dominant powerhouses of rock music tallying 30+ chart-topping hits, countless sold out tours and awards and accolades from around the world. Known for their elaborate and spectacular stage shows, each band plans to give fans the ultimate summer concert experience with the most impressive lighting and sound production ever and their signature over-the-top pyrotechnics. This is the first time KISS and MOTLEY CRUE will share a stage since 1982.

KISS consists of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer. MOTLEY CRUE consists of Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee.

These veterans of the music business are still at the height of their popularity. KISS is the juggernaut of them all, with 3,000 licensed merchandise products, including the KISS golf course in Las Vegas and a new album. KISS has broken box office records set by The Beatles and Elvis. MOTLEY CRUE is the first rock band in history to have just completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The band is best known for continuing to reinvent not only their live show (with mind blowing elements such as Tommy Lee's 360 drum roller coaster) and music (brand new song due out this spring), but remain on the cutting edge via social media interaction. MOTLEY CRUE's New York Times bestselling book The Dirt is currently being adapted into a major motion picture. Last month, the band was featured in one of the highest rated Super Bowl ads of all time for the KIA Optima.

For tickets & VIP packages, including opportunities to meet KISS and MOTLEY CRUE, please visit  or


KISS/Mötley Crüe tour dates:

Jul. 20 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA
Jul. 21 - Farm Bureau Live - Virginia Beach, VA
Jul. 22 - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion - Raleigh, NC
Jul. 24 - Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood - Atlanta, GA
Jul. 25 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Charlotte, NC
Jul. 27 - Cruzan Amphitheatre - West Palm Beach, FL
Jul. 28 - 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheater - Tampa, FL
Jul. 31 - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre - Pelham, A\L
Aug. 03 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Woodlands, TX
Aug. 04 - Gexa Energy Paviliion - Dallas, TX
Aug. 07 - Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion - Albuquerque, NM
Aug. 08 - Comfort Dental Amphitheater - Englewood, CO
Aug. 10 - Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
Aug. 11 - Mandalay Bay Arena - Las Vegas, NV
Aug. 12 - Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre - Chula Vista, CA
Aug. 14 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Irvine, CA
Aug. 16 - Sleep Train Pavilion - Concord, MA
Aug. 18 - White River Amphitheatre - Auburn, WA
Aug. 19 - Sleep Country Amphitheater - Ridgefield, CT
Aug. 24 - Rock Jam - Grand Junction, CO
Aug. 26 - BOK Center - Tulsa, OK
Aug. 27 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Maryland Heights, MO
Aug. 29 - Minnesota State Fair - Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 31 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
Sep. 01 - Klipsch Music Center - Noblesville, IN
Sep. 02 - First Niagara Pavilion - Burgettstown, PA
Sep. 04 - Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN
Sep. 05 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI
Sep. 07 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL
Sep. 08 - Alpine Valley Music Theater - East Troy, MI
Sep. 11 - Allegan County Fair - Allegan, MI
Sep. 12 - Blossom Music Center - Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Sep. 13 - Molson Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON
Sep. 15 - Darien Lake PAC - Darien Lake, NY
Sep. 16 - Comcast Center - Mansfield, MA
Sep. 18 - Toyota Pavilion - Scranton, PA
Sep. 19 - Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ
Sep. 21 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
Sep. 22 - Nikon at Jones Beach - Wantagh, NY
Sep. 23 - Comcast Theater - Hartford, CT

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment


GRIMEY'S BEST SELLERS 3/12 - 3/18, 2012

Vinyl Top 25:

1. Lucero - Women & Work
2. Gotye - Making Mirrors
3. Paperhead - Pictures Of Her Demise 7"
4. Andrew Bird - Break It Yourself
5. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
6. Delta Spirit - Delta Spirit
7. The Decemberists - We All Raise Our Voices To The Air
8. The Black Keys - El Camino
9. Big Surr - Baked + Bruised 7"
10. Natural Child/Liquor Store - split 7"
11. Radiohead - King Of Limbs
12. The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow
13. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
14. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
15. Andrew Bird - Crown Salesman 7"
16. Beastie Boys - Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win 7"
17. Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball
18. Lee Fields & The Expressions - Faithful Man
19. Sleigh Bells - Reign Of Terror
20. Evans The Death - Telling Lies 7"
21. Heartless Bastards - Arrow
22. Say Anything - Anarchy My Dear
23. Adele - 21
24. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
25. Dr. Dog - Be The Void




Also due are two more Grateful Dead Dicks Picks sets, Volumes 30 & 31.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Real Gone Music will issue Little Willie John’s Complete Hit Singles A’s and B’s, a definitive compilation of the influential R&B singer’s King Records sides as well as King-Starday label mate Cowboy Copas’ Complete Hit Singles A’s & B’s, featuring 30 of the country legends’ sides from 1946-63, both slated for April 17, 2012 street date. On May 1, doo-woppers the Ab Libs will be celebrated on The Complete Blue Cat Recordings. And two country hit-makers from the ’70s and ’70s, Mel McDaniel and Eddie Rabbit, will be reissued — McDaniel with Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On — His Original Capitol Hits, and Rabbitt with 13 Original #1 Hits. Finally, Real Gone continues its acclaimed Grateful Dead Dick’s Picks reissues with Volume 30 and Volume 31.

Little Willie John was a genuine architect of soul. Along with Clyde McPhatter, Ray Charles and Sam Cooke, the visionary singer stood at the forefront of fusing gospel intensity to rhythm and blues tradition.

And had he not died inside a Walla Walla prison at the age of 30, his name would likely be etched in the same soul pantheon as his peers. In his short career, Willie cut a string of seminal sides for Cincinnati-based King Records from 1955-61 that rank among the finest R&B ever waxed. As Motown legend Lamont Dozier says in Bill Dahl’s notes to this collection, “Willie John was just an extraordinary talent. He knew how to touch you with a song, and he knew how to raise the hairs on the back of your neck.” Real Gone Music will offer the most comprehensive collection of this overlooked soul superstar ever assembled: two CDs, 32 tracks that include every chart hit plus its accompanying, seldom-compiled B-side. And the B-sides are where some of the real fun is: joining such landmark R&B recordings as “Fever,” “All Around the World,” “Need Your Love So Bad” and “Home at Last” on this collection are such crackling tunes as “Spasms,” “Let’s Rock While the Rockin’s Good” and “Do You Love Me” (recorded with Little Richard’s band the Upsetters).

To many, Lloyd Estel “Cowboy” Copas is just a footnote to the Patsy Cline legend, having perished in the same plane crash that claimed her life and that of Hawkshaw Hawkins; but what many folks don’t realize is that Cope had 14 hits during his lifetime while Patsy had but nine. Clearly, the intervening years have burnished and magnified Patsy’s legend; they’ve also unjustly neglected this early Grand Ole Opry stalwart. Now, with Complete Hit Singles A’s & B’s, Real Gone has assembled the most comprehensive Cowboy Copas collection to date: two CDs, 30 tracks including every hit and its accompanying, rarely‐if‐ever‐compiled B‐sides. Cope got his start in Pee Wee King’s band, and you can hear a bit of that bandleader’s freewheeling approach to country in these songs, among many other influences. In fact, as Colin Escott writes in the accompanying liner notes, “His records were so personable and so unlike any others from that day and time. Not honky tonk, not bluegrass, not Western swing, not hillbilly, not pop crossover, they could be labeled Cowboy Copas records.” This Cowboy Copas collection is the one to have — essential country spanning the years from 1946-63, the year Cope died.

On the heels of Real Gone’s well-received Red Bird Girls: Very First Time in True Stereo 1964-1966 comes another incredible find for doo-wop and girl-group fans: the first-ever legitimate album devoted to the classic Blue Cat recordings by the legendary vocal group The Ad-Libs, featuring 24 tracks taken by producers Ron Furmanek and Ash Wells straight from the original master session tapes (again, another first) including five unreleased songs and nine unreleased alternate versions! And among those unreleased alternate versions are a full three newly discovered versions of their big hit “The Boy from New York City,” highlighted by an a cappella demo version that must be heard. Most tracks make their true stereo debut, while the 12-page booklet boasts great liner notes by James Moniz that offer insights from original Ad-Lib Norman Donegan, plus a foreword from Manhattan Transfer member Tim Hauser.

The late country legend Mel McDaniel scored a string of 41 chartmakers during the ’70s and ’80s, but there’s never been a hits collection worthy of the name until now. Twenty-one original Capitol sides from McDaniel appear on Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On — His Original Capitol Hits, including such good-time anthems as “Louisiana Saturday Night,” “Big Ole Brew” (Mel preferred to drink his beer rather than cry in it), “Let It Roll (Let It Rock),” “Stand Up” and, of course one of the great girl-watching songs of all time, “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On.” McDaniel was one of the real bright lights of ’80s country, and Real Gone is proud to give him his due.

13 #1 Hits compiles the chart-topping hits of Eddie Rabbitt, one of the biggest pop and country music stars of the ’70s and ’80s. In addition to the great singles Eddie recorded for Elektra and Warner — “Drivin’ My Life Away,” “I Love a Rainy Night,” “Every Which Way But Loose,” and more — Real Gone cross-licensed the hits owned by Capitol—“Someone Could Lose a Heart Tonight,” “You and I,” “Best Year of My Life,” etc.—AND the #1 hit duet he recorded with Juice Newton for RCA, “Both to Each Other (Friends and Lovers).” Liner notes and photos recount the story of one of country music’s biggest crossover artists. No other Eddie Rabbitt collection packs this hit power.

Real Gone Music continues its Grateful Dead Dick’s Picks reissues with two new titles available in stores for the first time: The four-CD set Dick’s Picks Vol. 30 — Academy of Music, New York City, NY 3/25 & 3/28/72 kicks off with five tracks featuring blues legend Bo Diddley (taken from a 3/25/72 benefit for the Hell’s Angels), which ought to be enough to get those Dead collector synapses firing. The final three discs present a complete show from March 28, 1972 that’s very Europe ’72 in its set list but with that extra edge that playing in New York always seemed to inspire in the band, all recorded by Dead sound guru Betty Cantor-Jackson. The set features HDCD sound and contain the Dead’s lone renditions of “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)” and “Are You Lonely for Me.”

The four-CD Dick’s Picks Vol. 31 — 8/4-5 Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA 8/6/74, Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ captures the Dead right in the thick of the legendary 1974 Wall of Sound tour and only two months away from leaving the road for a year-and-a-half hiatus. The Wall of Sound was, of course, the massive sound system designed by Owsley “Bear” Stanley that was so meticulously constructed that, for example, each string of Phil Lesh’s bass had its own speaker. The result was a crystal-clear sound that to this day stirs controversy among the band’s fans. It certainly complemented and even encouraged the band’s continued move away from the country-rock of Workingman’s Dead towards a jazz fusion sound best expressed by the two epic versions of “Playing in the Band” found here.

Unlike most Dick’s Picks collections, this four-disc set offers highlights from three consecutive nights of shows (again, all in HDCD sound) rather than presenting shows in their entirety.

About Real Gone Music
Real Gone Music, formed and helmed by industry vets Gordon Anderson and Gabby Castellana, aims to establish itself as the most eclectic and prolific catalog and reissue label in the country. The label has announced distribution through by Razor & Tie. Anderson and Castellana each started businesses in 1993 — Collectors’ Choice Music and Hep Cat Records & Distribution, respectively — that became two of the most important outlets for buyers and sellers of vintage music recordings. Now, 18 years later, they have joined forces to launch Real Gone Music, a reissue label dedicated to serving both the collector community and the casual music fan with a robust release schedule combining big-name artists with esoteric cult favorites. Real Gone Music is a music company dedicated to combing the vaults for sounds that aren’t just gone — they’re REAL gone.

Street date April 17, 2012
Little Willie John: Complete Hit Singles A’s and B’s. 2-CD Set
Cowboy Copas: Complete Hit Singles A’s & B’s. 2-CD Set

Street date May 1, 2012
The Ad Libs: The Complete Blue Cat Recordings. CD
Mel McDaniel with Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On—His Original Capitol Hits. CD
Eddie Rabbitt: 13 Original #1 Hits. CD
Grateful Dead: Dick’s Picks Vol. 30 — Academy of Music, New York City, NY 3/25 & 3/28/72. 4-CD Set
Grateful Dead: Volume 31: Dick’s Picks Vol. 31 — 8/4-5 Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, PA 8/6/74, Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, NJ. 4-CD Set

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this sounds so cool and interesting, i'll hop on my jet and pay a visit....

The Annenberg Space for Photography Presents WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL: A Photographic History, 1955 - Present, Opening June 23, 2012

LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Annenberg Space for Photography is pleased to announce its next exhibit – WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL, a group show featuring the work of over 100 photographers. Originally shown and created by the Brooklyn Museum with guest curator and author Gail Buckland, WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL is the first major museum exhibit on rock and roll to spotlight the creative and collaborative role that photographers played in the history of rock music. WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL opens to the public in Los Angeles on June 23, 2012 and runs through October 7, 2012.

The Los Angeles showing of this exhibit is the only one on the western coast of the United States and will feature an original documentary film produced by Arclight Productions exclusively for the Annenberg Space for Photography. The film will be shown in vivid detail on two 14' by 7' screens in 4K resolution and will feature new photographs, interviews and behind the scenes footage with exhibit photographers Ed Colver, Henry Diltz, Jill Furmanovsky, Lynn Goldsmith, Bob Gruen, Norman Seeff, Mark Seliger and Guy Webster. Shot in Los Angeles, New York and the United Kingdom, the film will also include appearances by recording artists such as Alice Cooper and Henry Rollins, as well as rock photography uber-collector Michael Ochs, Grammy-winning album cover designer Gary Burden and Gail Buckland.

WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL features 166 prints from iconic photographers such as Amy Arbus, Diane Arbus, Roberta Bayley, Stephanie Chernikowski, Danny Clinch, Anton Corbijn, Godlis, Jean-Paul Goude, Ross Halfin, Dennis Hopper, Richard Kern, David LaChapelle, Michael Lavine, Annie Leibovitz, Gered Mankowitz, Jim Marshall, Linda McCartney, Ryan McGinley, Marcia Resnick, Stephane Sednaoui, Pennie Smith, Storm Thorgerson and Albert Watson.

Through the lenses of the photographers, visitors will experience the history of rock & roll through the following:

•Rare images behind the scenes like Alfred Wertheimer's series of photos of Elvis Presley playfully kissing a woman backstage before a performance

•Young artists at the start of their careers including Maripol's shot of Madonna at Danceteria in 1983

•Live performances like Ian Dickson's photo of The Ramones playing a club in Liverpool, England

•Fans like the Central Press photo of London bobbies holding back a crush of fevered Beatles fans outside Buckingham Palace

•Portraits that reveal the soul of the musician such as Michael Lavine's haunting portrait of Notorious B.I.G. taken at Cypress Hills Cemetery in Brooklyn

•Images highlighting the artistic collaboration between photographers and musicians like Richard Kern and Marilyn Manson's take on Marilyn Monroe's infamous nude calendar photograph

In addition, visitors will see a slideshow of 80 images by Henry Diltz taken between 1966-1990 set to a soundtrack. Woven into the lively exhibit, brief music videos will include Sonic Youth's Death Valley '69 by Judith Barry and Richard Kern, U2's One and Electrical Storm by Anton Corbijn, Grace Jones' One Man Show by Jean-Paul Goude, The Vines' Outtathaway by David LaChapelle and Bjork's Big Time Sensuality by Stephane Sednaoui and a video of Elvis performing "Heartbreak Hotel" from the TV program, "Stage Show."

The Annenberg Space for Photography has partnered with acclaimed Los Angeles public radio station KCRW (89.9FM and to create a live music series during the month of July. KCRW's influence in the careers of many musicians, both established and up-and-coming, is unquestionable. The Saturday night live music series will create an exciting addition to WHO SHOT ROCK & ROLL and remind music fans from across the city and beyond as to the importance live performances have played in the history of rock music. The series will be free and open to the public. Further details will be announced in coming months.

The Space's successful IRIS Nights lecture series will offer an additional unique perspective into the world of rock music, featuring photographers and guest artists sharing their experiences documenting the images of rock music through the years.

SOURCE The Annenberg Foundation


and in music history for march 21st:

In 1952, the Cleveland Arena is the site of what will become recognized as the world's first major Rock 'n' Roll concert. With over 10,000 people inside and another 20,000 waiting outside, Alan Freed is set to broadcast the event 'live' over WJW radio. Paul Williams and His Hucklebuckers were playing their first song when city officials decided to shut the proceedings down, citing fire code violations. Doors and windows were smashed, a few fights broke out, but no one asked for their $1.75 admission back.

In 1956, rock 'n' roll pioneer Carl Perkins received four broken ribs and a broken shoulder in a car accident that killed his brother Jay while the two were on their way the way to appear on The Perry Como Show in New York. Perkins would spend several months in the hospital and by the time he is well, Elvis Presley had covered his song, "Blue Suede Shoes".

In 1960, at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Elvis Presley recorded "Stuck On You," "Fame And Fortune," "A Mess Of Blues" and "It Feels So Right."

In 1961, the Beatles, with Pete Best on drums, played their first evening show at Liverpool's Cavern Club, opening for an act called the Bluegenes, who later renamed themselves the Swinging Blue Jeans.

In 1963, Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas entered Abbey Road studios to record the Lennon / McCartney tune "Do You Want To Know A Secret", which will reach #1 in the UK, topping The Beatles themselves.

In 1964, the Beatles replaced one Billboard chart topper with another when "She Loves You" took over from "I Want To Hold Your Hand".

In 1967, John Lennon took his first major LSD trip and freaked out while recording backing vocals on the track "Getting Better." Producer George Martin, not realizing the effects of the drug, took Lennon to the roof of Abbey Road Studios to get some fresh air. Paul and George, upon learning where John was, rushed up to get him down. The group worked on a piano track for "Lovely Rita" instead.

In 1969, at the Amsterdam Hilton, John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their first 'bed-in' for peace.

In 1970, the Faces, featuring newcomers Rod Stewart and Ron Wood, released their debut LP, 'First Step.'

In 1973, the BBC banned all teenybopper acts appearing on UK TV show Top Of The Pops, after a riot following a David Cassidy performance.

In 1976, David Bowie, Iggy Pop and several others are arrested in New York and charged with possession of marijuana.

In 1981, although they had been making records for ten years, REO Speedwagon enjoyed their first taste of success when "Keep On Loving You" became the top tune in the US. The band would go on to place twelve more songs in the Top 40.

In 1984, Yoko Ono opens Strawberry Fields, an area in New York's Central Park dedicated to the memory of her late husband, John Lennon.

In 1987, 35 year old Dean Martin Jr. of Dino, Desi and Billy, died when his F-4 Phantom fighter-jet crashed into California's San Bernardino Mountains during a snowstorm about 100 kilometers east of Los Angeles. Dino was serving in the Air National Guard at the time. He was married and divorced from ice skater Dorothy Hamill and actress Olivia Hussey.

In 1991, Leo Fender, who pioneered the electric guitar, passed away at the age of 81. He started mass producing solid body electric guitars in the late 40s and when he sold his guitar company in 1965, sales were in excess of $40 million a year.

In 1992, former model Vanessa Williams started a five week run at the top of the US singles chart with "Save The Best To Last", a #3 hit in the UK.

In 2002, John "Speedy" Keene, vocalist and drummer for Thunderclap Newman died at the age of 56. The band's biggest hit came in 1969 with "Something In The Air".

In 2004, Johnny Bristol, who had a 1973 hit with "Hang On In There Baby", died of natural causes at the age of 65.

In 2006, three South African women whose father, Solomon Linda, wrote "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" in 1939, won a six-year court battle that gives them 25 per cent of all past and future royalties from the song. The court ruled that the song, which the Tokens adapted from a Pete Seeger song called "Wimoweh," was actually Linda's 1939 adaptation of a native folk song. Linda, who died in 1962, had nothing to leave to his family, which was destitute at the time of the ruling.

In 2008, the long legal battle over the use of the Beach Boys' name came to a close after two days of talks mediated by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge. Mike Love, Brian Wilson and the estate of the late Carl Wilson had launched several law suits against former band member Al Jardine, who had been touring under various names such as "Beach Boys Family and Friends". Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, however hope rose again of a long-awaited reunion of the band's three surviving co-founders.

In 2011, a lost David Bowie album called 'Toy,' which went unreleased since 2001, mysteriously appeared on several file-sharing websites. The collection of mostly re-recorded tracks from Bowie's early years, had been locked in a dispute with Virgin Records.

In 2011, Loleatta Holloway, best known for the 1980 Disco hit "Love Sensation," died of heart failure at the age of 64.

birthdays today include (among others); Rose Stone (Sly & the Family Stone) (67), Ray Dorset (Mungo Jerry) (66), Eddie Money (63), Roger Hodgson (Supertramp) (62), Russell Tompkins, Jr. (Stylistics), 61), Robert Sweet (Stryper) (52) and Andrew Copeland (Sister Hazel) (44)