the pseudo-psychedelic sounds of chad & jeremy (“of cabbages and kings”)

BY THE SECOND HALF OF 1966, Chad & Jeremy’s fifteen minutes of fame as Top 40 pop artists was obviously over. Rather than sack it all, they decided to do what all the other serious rock artists were doing—become album artists. “The Pseudo-Psychedelic Sounds Of Chad & Jeremy” is a three-part essay that addresses the music that they made and released on three albums in

the avid collector’s guide to wild in the streets part 1

was not about bikers, babes, and devils. While “Wild In The Streets” was another American International Pictures exploitational B-movie, it was also a clever combination of sociopolitical satire, black humor, and some genuinely good rock & roll. The Avid Collector’s Guide to Wild In The Streets Part 1 addresses the records associated with that movie and its music. 1


a discography and price guide to the kinks’ arthur album and related singles

THE KINKS’ ARTHUR album of 1969 was a smashing success with the critics and the few fans that the once popular group still had at the time. It sold better than any Kinks album had in recent memory, but barely graced the best-selling charts. ARTHUR has grown in prestige through the years and now both original pressings and even reissues are sought after by collectors.CONTINUE READING

the frank daniels discographies & labelographies project

FRANK DANIELS HAS BEEN COLLECTING RECORDS for a long time. Somewhere along the way, he started collecting all sorts of record-related data and information. For years now, he has been researching, compiling, assembling, and publishing several incredibly detailed and accurate Frank Daniels discographies (listings of records) and labelographies (breakdowns on the visual changes in the label designs of a given record company).


rock and rollin’ with fats domino at wikipedia

I AM WORKING ON A PIECE here on Rather Rare Records that inspired this brief piece below. It’s titled “what was the first rock & roll LP album of the ’50s?” and at one point I turned to Wikipedia for information. Specifically, I was interested in determining the release date of Fats Domino’s first album, Rock And Rollin’ With Fats Domino. Hooboy, but I wasn’t prepared CONTINUE READING

understanding riaa gold and platinum record awards of the sixties

OST INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET about gold and platinum records of the Sixties is crap! That is, most of the “information” regarding RIAA Gold and Platinum Records awarded to albums from
 the ’60s and early ’70s is factually incorrect. This applies to almost every website: the few that aren’t incorrect are often misleading, and this includes the RIAA’s own website!

This article will assist CONTINUE READING