Thursday, July 31, 2008

What Do You Think?

A member of one of my Yahoo Groups asked me to upload all of the Monkees material that I had, primarily the albums (both mono and stereo).

As you know, my main purpose with this blog and my Colgems group was to highlight the other acts that populated the Colgems roster. I purposely stayed away from the Monkees because that material is widely available.

However, I know a lot of my members were completely dissatisfied with the mono and stereo mixes on the latest rereleases of the Monkees' first four albums. They have told me that the original mixes were much better and should have been used, but weren't.

Does this warrant the task of digitizing these albums? I am putting that question to you, because I simply can't decide on my own.

What do you think?

Monday, July 14, 2008

This Month's Upload-The Complete Colgems Singles Volume 2

I have uploaded the next in the series of Colgems singles.

This group features a diverse number of artists, including Sally Field, Jewel Akens, the Lewis and Clarke Expedition, the Hung Jury and the Monkees.

The label was in high gear during 1967, and it showed with this slowly expanding talent roster. The real surprise here might be the Hung Jury tracks, which are 1960s power pop at its best.

Although the Monkees continued to get the majority of attention, the tunes by Sally Field (as the Flying Nun) and the LCE were also getting some attention as the label tried to show that it was something more than a one-hit-act entity.

These files can be accessed at

More next month.