Second album from the '60s Texan acid heads from 1967, which is certainly their masterpiece. Contains the classic "Slip Inside This House" and an excellent cover of Bob Dylan's "It's All Over Now Baby Blue". Digitally remastered with the best sound yet available, Mini album sleeve, limited edition only 1500 copies worldwide.
Originally released in 1968 this was not a 'live' album at all but a collection of studio outtakes with fake applause by possibly the most psychedelic band of all time. Stunning versions of 'You're Gonna Miss Me','Roller Coaster', and five tracks not found on their previous studio albums.Digitally remastered and housed in a mini gatefold card sleeve. Ltd to 1500 copies only
Fabulous gatefold mini card sleeve version of the 13th Floor Elevators debut album. Limited to only 1500 copies and remastered with improved sound. This garage psych tour-de-force exploded out of Texas in 1966 and the world was never the same again. The "duggga dugga" electric jug sound floating over the bands savage garage power and large intake of LSD made sure that "You're Gonna Miss Me", "Reverberation" and "Fire Engine" still stand the test of time.
This influential triple album (now on a double CD) was recorded live at Studio 104/Maison De L.'O.R.T.F in Paris in December 1970 and was originally released on BYG/Actuel. Silva and co bring the orchestral wall of sound to the limit in a wild and forward thinking masterwork in structured improvisation - with bassist Silva conducting and performing a range of exotic and string instruments. The orchestra features various Kings and Queens of the Avant/Garde Free Music scene among them Steve Lacy, Dave Burrell, Lester Bowie, Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Don Moye, (the last four all members of the Art Ensemble of Chicago) Bernard Vitet and others. A ground breaking work in avant garde composition and free improvisation. First time on CD and housed in a triple fold card mini-LP style sleeve.
This is the first of Braxton's two albums for the BYG/Actuel series recorded in Paris on September 10, 1969. With the help of Leo Smith (trumpet), Leroy Jenkins (violin) and Steve McCall (drums). Essential avant-psych-jazz from one of the most experimental and creative eras in jazz. Limited to 1500 copies worldwide.
Striking live performances recorded in Algiers during July of 1969. Stellar line up including Clifford Thornton, Grachan Moncur iii, Dave Burrell, Alan Silva, Sunny Murray and poets Ted Joans & Don Lee teaming up with Algerian and Touareg musicians for some wonderful and haunting ethno new jazz. Beautiful miniature CD replica of the original LP.
The Art Ensemble Of Chicago had a reputation as the finest and most influential avant-garde jazz ensemble of the 1970s and '80s. Not only that but they were a groundbreaking band and in the late '60s and early '70s helped pioneer the fusion of jazz with European art music and indigenous African music. This their debut 1969 release was recorded while the Art Ensemble was on its initial sojourn in Paris with just a quartet and is one of their more entertaining and carefree outings mixing free jazz with theatrical experimentation. Beautiful miniature digital CD replica of the original LP.
Beautiful reissue with top notch sound of the sole 1969 album, originally on International Artists, by this Texas based band. In parts psychedelic and progressive, this stands out as one of the killer debut albums of the sixties and should have a home on every self-respecting psych collectors shelf. The tight arrangements, vocal harmonies and fluid acid guitar work is incredible. The band thought up the name, incidentally, whilst tripping at a Hendrix concert!! On the Sunspots label in a beautiful mini gatefold sleeve limited to 1500 copies.
This album was recorded in Paris on August 13, 1969 by pianist Dave Burrell. With the help of Archie Shepp (tenor sax), Alan Silva (bass), Sunny Murray (drums), Clifford Thornton (cornet), Grachan Moncur III (trombone) and Arthur Jones (alto sax). To quote Thurston Moore and Byron Coley: "Echo is considered the ultimate free jazz experience to throw on when you want to demonstrate how dangerous the BYG/Actuel series really is".
Originally a double album of rarities from the International Artists roster now all on a single CD with mini card gatefold sleeve and 16 page booklet. Includes tracks from Red Crayola, Dave Allen, Lightning Hopkins and of course the 13th Floor Elevators( with 3 very scarce tracks). Radio adverts, outtakes and interviews are interspersed with music which also includes some of the lesser known groups such as Thursday's Children, Electric Rubayyat and Inner Scene. The essential soundtrack to alternative '60's Texas history.Ltd to 1500 copies on Sunspots.
Beautiful official reissue of this classic Texas psychedelic album!!! Contemporaries of The 13th Floor Elevators, this album was originally released in 1968 on International Artists and featured some stunning psychedelic music, with trippy mystical lyrics and snappy instrumentation. An album that is very much in the mould of the Elevators but perhaps even more mystical! One of the best psych covers of all time! Housed in a mini card gatefold sleeve, limited to 1500 copies and remastered!
Originally issued on Curtis Mayfield's own Curtom label in 1968 this album is considered by many to be the peak of The Impressions career. Mayfield delivers a couple of forceful statements of African-American pride with the title track and 'They Don't Know' and also walks gingerly onto the flower power plank with 'Loves Happening'. Mostly, however, romance remains the hot topic and this is characteristically strong impressions effort is full to the brim with first class Mayfield compositions. A late '60s Soul classic that you just can't miss! Mini card sleeve edition limited to 1500 copies.
Regarded by many as the originators of Rap music, this Afro-American band's legendary 1970 release is a classic mix of jazzy proto-funk, tribal rhythms, socio-political poetry and urban tales with a '60s beat vibe. This mini card sleeve version is limited to 1500 copies.
Second legendary album by US street poets originally released in 1971l. They used offensive language brilliantly, talked in graphic detail about America's social and racial failures. Controversial enough to land them on Richard Nixon's Counter Intelligence Programming list. This is an important album that was a forerunner to rap music that later emerged from the ghetto's of America. Mini card gatefold sleeve limited pressing of 1500.
Another great remaster in a mini gatefold sleeve. Founded in Houston Texas in 1965, these guys were label mates and friends of the 13th Floor Elevators. This is a straight reissue of their long-lost 1967 album and the Elevators influences are here for all to hear. There's even a cover of "Don't Fall Down", whilst the band's original songs stand up well by themselves, especially the awesome 7 minute "Living Eye". On the Sunspots label in a limited edition of 1500 copies.
Red Krayola's second album originally released on International Artists in 1968. Mayo Thompson and Steve Cunningham returned to Texas for this release and, along with drummer Tommy Smith (who briefly played with Bubble Puppy), recorded this in numerous, bizarre, one and two minute tracks. Limited to 1500 copies worldwide.
Debut album from Houston psych-mongers Red Krayola. Originally released in 1967, this is tripped-out, freaky psychedelia at it's most bizarre. Listening now, it has as much in common with avant-noise-rock as 60s Texas psych (mainstay Mayo Thompson later turned up in post-punk experimentalists Pere Ubu) and was literally years ahead of it's time. Features appearances from companion group The Familiar Ugly and Roky Erikson (13th Floor Elevators) and includes Transparent Radiation later made famous by The Spacemen 3. Housed in a mini gatefold sleeve and remastered with best sound yet. Limited to 1500 copies.
The 1967 (third) album from the Mods who were soon to make huge inroads into the UK pop charts. This reissue includes five bonus tracks, making a total of 19 - all self-penned - quite a rarity in those days. This is the album that marked the start of the bands more psych sound with "Up the Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire" and "Green Circles" being highlights of a quality album. Limited to 1500 copies and packaged in mini card gatefold sleeve.
Originally released in 1969 on the BYG label this album was recorded in Paris and is a sought after free jazz item. With sharrock's guitar and wife Linda's vocals the pair wail up a storm of free floating sound over Ben Guerin's bass and Jacques Thollot's drums. Alongside "Black Woman" this is certainly a quintessential recording in the fierce and impassioned guitarists career. A mixture of Jimi Hendrix and Pharaoh Saunders. Mini card sleeve edition limited to 1500 copies.
After three years with the Albert Ayler band, avant-garde drummer Sunny Murray travelled to France where he recorded this phenomenal album in 1969. Features the incredible talents of Archie Shepp, Alan Silva, Lester Bowie and other luminary jazz renegades. Stunning gatefold digi CD replica of the original LP.
This classic 1969 album from Townes originally released on the Poppy label was his third full length album and once again showed the Dylan,Lightnin' Hopkins influence alongside his own very unique style.This was the album that contained the classic songs 'for the Sake of the Song' & 'I'll Be Here in the Morning' which he still retained in his live sets up till his untimely death. The magic of Townes Van Zandt's songs is that they never leave you alone. Ltd digitally-remastered mini gatefold sleeve version limited to 1500 copies.