Platter Chatter: High Tide – Sea Shanties

High Tide
Sea Shanties LP

Continuing in its ongoing mission to return underappreciated vintage psychedelic gems to the marketplace, Sundazed presents High Tide’s beloved 1969 British cult classic Sea Shanties as it was originally meant to be heard, in the 12″ vinyl LP format.

A one-of-a-kind collision of psychedelia, prog and heavy rock, Sea Shanties embodies the darker edge of psychedelic rock, while presaging the wave of heavy metal combos that would soon emerge in Britain. Although it’s been out of print in the United States for decades, Sea Shanties has attracted a fervent cult following in recent years, making this release a particularly timely one.

“One of the most intense albums I’ve ever heard.”

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Steve Ferguson

Steve Ferguson, one-of-a-kind genre-bending guitarist and bandleader, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on October 7, 2009. As anyone fortunate enough to have seen him perform knows, Ferguson was a one-of-a-kind musical force, effortlessly merging divergent strains of American roots music into a distinctive and highly personal sound of his own.

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Shelby Singleton: 1931-2009

Sundazed Music mourns the loss of our dear friend Shelby Singleton, who passed away at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville on October 7 at the age of 77. Over the course of his five-decade career as a producer, promoter, A&R man and record-company owner, Shelby was renowned as a tireless nurturer of talent, a savvy dealmaker and a vivid character with a flamboyant sense of style. Singleton’s uncanny musical instincts made him a key in the development of country and R&B music and in the careers of a wide range of artists.

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Sundazed’s Revered & Rediscovered Via Download

The digital download revolution has been a boon for serious music fanatics, making a dazzling variety of formerly hard-to-find music available at the click of a mouse. While we at Sundazed aren’t about to give up our vinyl collections, we’ve embraced the digital format wholeheartedly, and we’ve been working overtime to make select items from our massive catalogue of vintage garage, surf, psychedelia, rockabilly, soul and R&B available in downloadable form. So we’re proud to unveil an incredible new bonanza of more than 30 new download titles, including classics by such Sundazed faves as the Byrds, the Cyrkle, the Trashmen and the United States of America, along with such beloved cult legends as the Paisleys, the Bruthers, the Penny Arkade, Music Emporium and the Kings Verses. You’ll find a wealth of rare items, digital exclusives and out-of-print gems. You can download your favorite full albums, or explore new discoveries in smaller doses.

:: Click here for a full listing of all titles available for download

 

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ILLUSTRATED DISCOGRAPHY OF SURF MUSIC

For 30 years, the primary discographical reference for U.S. surf music recordings from the genre’s “golden age” or “first wave.” At 248 pages, this edition documents hundreds of singles and albums, with dozens of illustrations of record labels, album jackets, photographs, and dance flyers, most in full color. The book features an updated Foreword by Dick Dale and a comprehensive index.

 

:: Click here to order direct from author John Blair

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Platter Chatter: Mark Sebastian – Bleecker Street

MARK SEBASTIAN
Bleecker Street

At an age when many young kids would be more concerned with how to score the phone number of that cute girl in Geometry class, Mark Sebastian wrote a song that shot straight to #1 on the national pop charts. Mark’s big brother, John Sebastian, was the frontman for the Lovin’ Spoonful, already permanent residents of the U.S. Top Ten with a series of 1965–66 smashes that included “Do You Believe in Magic,” “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice” and “Daydream.” After he played his sparkling new song, “Summer in the City,” for his older brother, Mark’s life would never be the same.

“Bleecker Street has struck me like lightning…”

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