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…”
Stephen McParland is a well-known and well-respected figure in both the record collecting and musical research and documentation fields – an acknowledged worldwide expert on surf music and its related musical offshoots.
Currently, Stephen operates California Music, incorporating CMusic Publishing and CMusic Archives; the former responsible for publishing Stephen prodigious output of books; and the latter a resource for record companies, print media, film, and TV companies needing material in the field of surf and hot-rod music.
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Sundazed is proud to unveil this snappy new t-shirt, featuring a brand new old-school turntable logo created for us by legendary artist Cal Schenkel. Schenkel became an underground legend through his lengthy association with Frank Zappa, during which time his iconic style—showcasing both his absurdist sense of humor and his distinctively rough-edged visual sensibility—graced numerous Zappa albums, as well as classic LPs by Captain Beefheart, Tim Buckley and Tom Waits. Schenkel’s unique work was crucial in the emergence of album-cover design as a legitimate art form, and became a major inspiration on subsequent generations of artists and bands, particularly in in the punk/new-wave era. Now, one of rock’s greatest visual artists joins forces with your favorite reissue label to produce this classic t-shirt!
:: Order your Cal Schenkel turntable t-shirt HERE
Bettye LaVette put on another killer performance recently on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and performed live as part of the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center! Check out her outstanding Silver Fox and SSS recordings on Do Your Duty, which is available on compact disc and vinyl!
:: Check out Bettye LaVette on Sundazed HERE