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.
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.
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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.
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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…”
In the September 2009 issue of STEREOPHILE (Vol.32 No.9), Editor at Large Art Dudley shares his enthusiasm for the recent Sundazed vinyl reissues of Leonard Cohen’s early albums. Check out this amazing 3 page feature!
Order the Leonard Cohen High-Definition Vinyl LPs HERE
Another Side Of This Life: The Lost Recordings, 1965-’66
Sundazed Music is proud to release Another Side of This Life, 18 previously unheard demo recordings of Gram Parsons, country-rock pioneer and former member of the Byrds and founding member of the Flying Burrito Brothers.The release – available on CD and High-Definition Vinyl – features Parsons, singing and playing acoustic guitar, recorded from March 1965 to April 1966 at the home of his Winter Haven, Fla. friend, Jim Carlton. Another Side of This Life also features rare photos and a detailed liner essay by noted writer Stanley Booth (The True Adventures of the Rolling Stones).
“These … songs are so real and pure you can almost feel like you’re in the same room as Gram…”