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Various Artists – 2131 South Michigan Avenue

2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60’s Garage & Psychedelia from USA and Destination Records 2-CD Set

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Though the ’60s garage band explosion was felt in every corner ofthe country, the local uprising of talent in Chicago thrived unlike anywhere else. The Windy City had the perfect infrastructure in place; from a booming population of teenagers, to hip music stores in every suburb, a proliferation of teen clubs willing to take their money, and a powerhouse radio station (WLS) equally up to promoting local bands. When it came to giving local groups a shot at 45 rpm fame, no Chicago label—not even the hallowed Dunwich Records—was more prolific than USA Records. USA’s Jim Golden was such a strong supporter of Midwest talent that he started up a second label focused solely in this area, Destination Records.

A quarter century into the CD age, it’s hard to believe these pivotal labels have never been properly anthologized. Until now, that is! Sundazed once again arrives to the rescue with an exhaustive dive into the pure, undiluted garage side of USA and Destination Records; tapping into everything from priceless artifacts from the Lost Agency, the Foggy Notions, and Park Avenue Playground to label hitmakers the Buckinghams, the Cryan’ Shames, and the Flock at their most rockin’. There’s so much impossibly great music on these labels, we had to expand this collection to 40 tracks.

The album artwork is stuffed with rare photos, band bios, and an interview with the legendary Jim Golden. For a full course of Chicago ’66 garage at its finest, look no further than 2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60’s Garage & Psychedelia from USA and Destination Records!



TRACK LISTING AND AUDIO SAMPLES:
DISC ONE:

1. One Girl Man - The Lost Agency
2. I’ll Make You Pay - The Shady Daze
3. Got To Have Your Lovin’ - Oscar Hamod & the Majestics
4. Take Me Back and Hold Me - The Foggy Notions
5. Echoes  - Lord and the Flies
6. Midnight Hour - The Messengers
7. If You Ever Go - Ronnie Ross and the Good Guys
8. Soul Finger - Oscar Hamod & the Majestics
9. I’ll Never Let You Go - The Jokers
10. Do You Still Love Me - The Sheffields 
11. I’m the One For You - The Great Society
12. Ben Franklin’s Almanac - The Cryan’ Shames
13. Need a Little Lovin’ - The Foggy Notions
14. I Can’t Explain - Oscar Hamod & the Majestics
15. Don’t Want to Cry  - The Buckinghams
16. Come With Me - The Boyz
17. You’re Gonna Lose That Girl - The Cryan’ Shames
18. I Cannot Stop You - The Cherry Slush
19. Time to Dream   - The Lost Agency
20. Rowe Jukebox Promo - The Buckinghams 

DISC TWO:
1. Stop Cheating On Me* - The Counts
2. Til the End of the Day - Trafalgar Square
3. Hard Times All Over - The Boyz
4. You Made A Fool of Me - Lord and the Flies
5. I Don’t Want You - The Ricochettes
6. Hard Hard Year - The Messengers 
7. No Chance Baby - Oscar Hamod & the Majestics
8. What’cha Gonna’ Do - The Jokers
9. I Don’t Need Your Help - Gary and the Knight Lites
10. Are You the Kind - The Flock
11. Help Me Boy - The Daughters of Eve
12. I’m a Man - The Buckinghams
13. My Girl Is Waiting - Oscar Hamod & the Majestics
14. Lifs (Don’t Mean Nothin’) - Michael & the Messengers 
15. The Trip - Park Avenue Playground
16. I Know - Park Avenue Playground
17. Gotta Take It Easy - The Cherry Slush
18. What Would You Do If the Sun Died - The Flock
19. Time to Dream (alternate vocal)* - The Lost Agency
20. Radio Spot - The Daughters of Eve





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2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60’s Garage & Psychedelia from USA and Destination Records 3-LP Set
2131 South Michigan Avenue: 60’s Garage & Psychedelia from USA and Destination Records 3-LP Set
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