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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Sep 23, 2020.
STAX/VOLT The Complete Singles, 9CD set on... Rhino of course. Not a bad track on there.
Whoa! Cool suggestions and selections!
Just a couple of thoughts....
A radio station in Minneapolis, 'Cities 97' had a lot of in studio performances when bands came through town. At the end of each year they would/maybe still do release a cd/album of their year's selection from the studio recording archive. I am sure all kinds of this stuff happens in many places on the globe!
There were always some renditions of pieces that were outstanding performances.
Venues also created compilations, like the Cedar Cultural Center also released at least one CD of recordings made from in-house performances.
I think The Winnipeg Folk Festival had a sampler made each year, back when you used to go to hear live music.... Sigh.
I would also recommend this. Current favorite track is Rufus Thomas' "Walking The Dog" though a few of the other Rufus Thomas tracks come close. And then there's all that Otis Redding and William Bell. And Eddie Floyd. And...it goes on.
Kim Shattuck of the Muffs passed away today from ALS. RIP.
Big Hits Of Mid-America Volume Three
Twin Tone records put out a compilation double album of Minnesota made garage rock and punk tunes in 1979.
The Suburbs, Suicide Commandos and even the Ice Stars.
(details and samples)
The first two where Minnesota bands trying to get national airplay on their pop tunes
In 1964 Soma Records put out
Big Hits Of Mid-America Volume One
In 1965 Soma Records put out
Big Hits Of Mid-America Volume Two
Great series! Love how it was revived years after the originals.
Have you read Rick Shefchik's book about the mid 60s Minnesota surf music bands like the Trashmen, Castaways, Avantis, etc ... that are featured on the Soma Records compilation? Great read.
(Although the actual lead vocal on the recording was done by the fired bass player, not the lead guitarist as in the video.)
There was a Rhino series, Just Can't Get Enough, I bought Vol 2 & Vol 6.
Vol. 2 has Pop Musik, I Don't Like Mondays, I Got You, Echo Beach, Turning Japanese
Vol 6. has Wot.
Also Steal This Disc, 1 & 3.
I have that set too. Great stuff.
The Trashmen were punk surf rock but the Castaways, Del Counts, Gestures were more Pop R&R. The Avantis where a Hammond/Leslie driven band.
Seems like the 60's bands went to the studio to record covers
Have not checked the book yet but it looks like something I would enjoy
It's a great fun read. You are right, I shouldn't have lumped them all as surf bands.
Inspired by your post, I listened to the set in my car. I like Run Run Run a lot.
Just bought the book...cheers