Thursday, August 14, 2008

New Upload: The Complete Colgems Singles (vol. 3)

Here is the third in a continuing series of singles from the Colgems label.

This volume highlights the eclectic mix of artists on the label. The volume begins with one of the Monkees' all-time favorite B sides, Goin' Down, which is their (and Diane Hildebrand's) treatment of Mose Allison's Parchment Farm. The song gave Micky Dolenz his chance at James Brown-like immortality, and remembering the TV series, one of the most beloved videos is of Micky doing a great impersonation of the hardest working man in show business.

But this volume is more than just the Monkees. Two of the most controversial films of the 1960s are represented by songs on this volume--tunes by Quincy Jones (In Cold Blood) and Frank DeVol (Guess Who's Coming To Dinner) gave these films as sharp a musical edge to go with their inherent sharp social themes.

In addition, two celebrities that are better known for other things than singing--Sally Field and Rich Little--are highlighted on this volume.

One special note is the inclusion of Field's Golden Days and The Louder I Sing (The Braver I Get) single. Some discographies state that this record never was actually released; perhaps it was quickly pulled, but it is included here anyway.

Enjoy this volume; there is much, much more to come in this series.

You can access it at


Blogger   said...

I've joined the Yahoo! group but it looks like the earlier "volumes" don't exist anymore! Is there any way to get them back up? Is there some kind of limit on the group which causes the previous uploads to disappear?

Great Blog, btw!


5:50 PM

Blogger Larry said...

I've taken down the previous volumes due to space limitations. I will re-upload them somewhere down the line--don't give up on this, I will either upload them or put all of them on a disk for those who missed out the first time.

Give me a little time and a few more volumes, and I am sure that you will have everything.

5:35 AM


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