Release Round-Up: Week of December 13

By The Second Disc | December 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up! Blinky, Heart Full of Soul: The Motown Anthology (Second Disc/Real Gone) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Second Disc Records and Real Gone Music are proud to mark Motown’s 60th anniversary with a collection that has truly been decades in the making.  Heart Full of Soul: The […]

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OUT TOMORROW! Blinky Is Free at Last on Second Disc Records, Real Gone Music’s “Heart Full of Soul: The Motown Anthology”

By The Second Disc | December 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

The story of Sondra “Blinky” Williams has long been shrouded in mystery. The soulful singer came to Motown Records in 1967 following stints at Vee-Jay and Atlantic, bringing her passionate and powerful deep soul sound to Hitsville, USA. Despite recording dozens of tracks between 1968 and 1973, only a small handful saw release: a mere […]

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Rock Gently: Real Gone Music Remembers Rod McKuen in January with New CDs, Digital Debuts

By The Second Disc | December 12, 2019 | 2 Comments

We’ve already filled you on a number of titles from Real Gone Music’s January slate, including our Second Disc Records release of Laura Nyro’s rare mono More Than a New Discovery on vinyl and the first-ever reissue of Miss Barbara Eden on CD and vinyl. Now, Real Gone has announced a pair of titles from […]

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Showing Out: Cherry Red Collects Mel and Kim’s Singles on New Box Set

By Joe Marchese | December 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Between 1986 and 1988, British pop duo Mel and Kim charted four top 5 entries on the U.K. Singles Chart, including one chart-topper there and two songs which reached No. 1 on the U.S. Dance survey. Sisters Melanie and Kim Appleby’s career was cut short when Mel tragically died of cancer at just 23 years […]

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Dreaming of Jeannie: Real Gone Brings “Miss Barbara Eden” to CD, LP in January

By The Second Disc | December 11, 2019 | 9 Comments

Since its network debut on September 18, 1965, I Dream of Jeannie has enchanted television audiences. That’s in no small part to the magical presence of Barbara Eden as the title character. While Jeannie had the occasional musical moment on the show, few viewers knew at the time of the star’s extensive background in music. […]

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