Monday, July 6, 2015
Ever since the Helmut Lang designed 12" Louis Vuitton record box was introduced in the mid 90's i've wanted one. I've actually found 3 since then but have always been a dollar short. People want an arm & a leg for those things. I can't get a hold of John Travolta who I hear has one so I did the next best thing. Sent my old duffle bags off to the homie to make me this one off double wide case for my best 45s.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
My quest for the odd local record never stops. The latest discovery is a 45 by a group called Image. Once again they released this record with very little to no information on it as far as publishing, copyright owners, writers, etc. Gonna be hard to track but i'm on my mission, and before anyone tells me to call the phone number I already did that. It's out of service. The internet can be an amazing tool! With that being said anyone who has any information on this record please contact me I have questions. Any band members, radio djs, managers, promoters, family members etc. Someone here in Seattle holds they key to this one. I'll post audio when I can the divshare site seems to be down at the moment.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Back with another slice of Seattle (Blue Eyed) Soul for you. Today's selection is from Mike Nelson on the Thunder Tummy records label. I recall my parents having a 45 when I was 4 years old on this label and specifically remember it because I thought the art work was so funny as a kid. I don't recall what record they owned but i'm gonna say it was most likely the ballad of Sonny Sixkiller. That record seems to be easily available while this one is not.
Mike Nelson - "Could I Forget You"
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
It never fails. Never ever. Just when I think I have every local Seattle 45 there is to have, another pops up! This recent discovery is by Kayano released in 1985 and definitely up there as one of my top favorite local records. Very rare as only 3 known copies have surfaced. Apparently it was pressed in quantity of 1000 and half of them ended up being thrown in a dumpster, 100 copies to radio promotion and the remainder to a record distributor. Kayano not only does music but paints pictures as well. I'm going to try to catch up with him to see some of his work soon and get the scoop on this modern soul masterpiece that struggled to see the light of day. He told me he played all the instruments and did the vocals solo on this!
Kayano - "Shine on You"