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VA: - 2131 South Michigan Avenue 2CD (2-CD)


Sundazed Music 2009
090771120120
 

Though the ’60s garage band explosion was felt in every corner ofthe country, the local uprising of talent in Chicago thrived unlike anywhere else. The Windy City had the perfect infrastructure in place; from a booming population of teenagers, to hip music stores in every suburb, a proliferation of teen clubs willing to take their money, and a powerhouse radio station (WLS) equally up to promoting local bands. When it came to giving local groups a shot at 45 rpm fame, no Chicago label—not even the hallowed Dunwich Records—was more prolific than USA Records. USA’s Jim Golden was such a strong supporter of Midwest talent that he started up a second label focused solely in this area, Destination Records. A quarter century into the CD age, it’s hard to believe these pivotal labels have never been properly anthologized. Until now, that is! Sundazed once again arrives to the rescue with an exhaustive dive into the pure, undiluted garage side of USA and Destination Records; tapping into everything from priceless artifacts from the Lost Agency, the Foggy Notions, and Park Avenue Playground to label hitmakers the Buckinghams, the Cryan’ Shames, and the Flock at their most rockin’. There’s so much impossibly great music on these labels, we had to expand this collection to 40 tracks. The album artwork is stuffed with rare photos, band bios, and an interview with the legendary Jim Golden. For a full course of Chicago ’66 garage at its finest, look no further than 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60’s Garage & Psychedelia from USA and Destination Records!

Disc 1:
1 One Girl Man - The Lost Agency 3:04
2 I'll Make You Pay -Shady Daze 1:58
3 Got to Have Your Lovin' - Oscar Hamod & The Majestics 2:38
4 Take Me Back and Hold Me - The Foggy Notions 2:31
5 Echoes - Lord & the Flies 2:05
6 Midnight Hour - Messengers 2:32
7 If You Ever Go - Ronnie Ross & The Good Guys 2:01
8 Soul Finger - Oscar Hamod & The Majestics 2:33
9 I'll Never Let You Go - Jokers 2:20
10 Do You Still Love Me - The Sheffields 2:46
11 I'm the One for You - The Great Society 2:20
12 Ben Franklin's Almanac - The Cryan' Shames 2:02
13 Need a Little Lovin' - The Foggy Notions Cold End 3:00
14 I Can't Explain - Oscar Hamod & The Majestics 2:15
15 Don't Want to Cry - The Buckinghams Unedited Guitar Solo 2:13
16 Come with Me - The Boyz 2:33
17 You're Gonna Lose That Girl - The Cryan' Shames Demo Version 2:17
18 I Cannot Stop You - The Cherry Slush 2:38
19 Time to Dream - The Lost Agency 2:15
20 Rowe Jukebox Promo - The Buckinghams 0:30

Disc 2:
1 Stop Cheating on Me - The Counts previously unreleased 2:34
2 Til the End of the Day - Trafalgar Square 2:09
3 Hard Times All Over - The Boyz 2:14
4 You Made a Fool of Me - Lord & the Flies 2:42
5 I Don't Want You - The Ricochettes 2:23
6 Hard Hard Year - Messengers 2:39
7 No Chance Baby - Oscar Hamod & The Majestics 2:37
8 What'cha Gonna' Do - Jokers 2:50
9 I Don't Need Your Help - Gary & the Knight Lites 2:44
10 Are You the Kind - Flock 1:56
11 Help Me Boy - The Daughters of Eve 2:36
12 I'm a Man - The Buckinghams 5:12
13 My Girl Is Waiting - Oscar Hamod & The Majestics 2:27
14 Lifs (Don't Mean Nothin') - Michael & the Messengers 1:56
15 The Trip - Park Avenue Playground 2:29
16 I Know - Park Avenue Playground 2:17
17 Gotta Take It Easy - The Cherry Slush 2:07
18 What Would You Do If the Sun Died - Flock previously unreleased - Alternate Version 2:47
19 Time to Dream - The Lost Agency previously unreleased - Alternate Vocal 2:17
20 Radio Spot - The Daughters of Eve 0:18

35.00 €

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