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Sundazed plans special releases for Record Store Day

Music acts from the 1960s, including The Byrds, Captain Beefheart, Chocolate Watch Band and Paul Revere & The Raiders, dominate the list of special releases Sundazed is issuing exclusively for Record Store Day 2012.

Music acts from the 1960s dominate the list of special releases Sundazed is issuing exclusively for Record Store Day 2012.

In addition to a new series of 45 RPM picture sleeve releases featuring Jimi Hendrix, the debut disc of which is "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?"/"Burning of the Midnight Lamp" (S 239), which also will be available starting April 21, 2012, Sundazed also is releasing these Record Store Day exclusives (Click here to check out a list of participating Record Store Day venues.)

Gene Clark Record Store Day single

Gene Clark, "One in a Hundred"/"She’s the Kind of Girl," 7-inch single (S 240): These songs were sourced from surviving, original rough-mix mono reels from a 1970 session that was an under-the-radar Byrds reunion.

Doug Dillard and Gene Clark, "Why Not Your Baby"/"Lyin’ Down The Middle," 7-inch single (S 241): Both of these tracks from a 1969 studio session. Both songs were only issued as single sides at the time by A&M; they were not included on any original Dillard & Clark album. Together here for the first time as a single, these songs are presented from the original A&M mono masters.

Dillard & Clark Record Store Day single
Chocolate Watch Band single for Record Store Day

Chocolate Watch Band, "In the Midnight Hour"/"Psychedelic Trip," 7-inch single (S 242): The outtake of "In The Midnight Hour" features frontman Dave Aguilar's original vocal, which was replaced on the officially released version that appeared on the group's "No Way Out" LP. "Psychedelic Trip" is an outtake that eventually was transformed into "No Way Out." Both of these songs are presented in mono from the original Tower masters.

Bloos Magoos, "So I’m Wrong And You Are Right"/"Wild About My Lovin’"/ "The People Had No Faces," 7-inch EP (SEP 244): In January 1967, The Blues Magoos hat a hit with "(We Ain't Go" Nothin' Yet." But the year before, when these songs first were released, they were overlooked. This EP is cut from the original Verve-Folkways mono masters.

Blues Magoos Record Store Day single
Captain Beefheart single for Record Store Day

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, "Diddy Wah Diddy"/"Who Do You Think You’re Fooling"/"Moonchild"/"Frying Pan," double 7-inch gatefold set: These early sides showcase the Magic Band's developed blues foundation in these legendary debut singles. All of the songs on this double 7-inch 45 RPM gatefold edition were cut from the original A&M mono masters.

The Blues Project, "Parchman Farm"/"Bright Lights, Big City," 7-inch single (S 245): This visionary act featuring Danny Kalb and Al Kooper pioneered a dynamic fusion of blues, folk-rock, psychedelia and improvisational instrumentals. Far ahead of its time, the Blues Project fine-tuned their eclecticism and built their reputation through their electrifying live shows in NYC. Two of the group's long-lost performances are featured here: their covers of Mose Allison’s “Parchman Farm” and Jimmy Reed’s “Bright Lights, Big City.” Sundazed is proud to present these two tracks for the first time on vinyl, direct from the original Verve Folkways mono masters.

The Blues Project Record Store Day single
The Byrds Record Store Day single

The Byrds, "I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better"/"It’s No Use," 7-inch single (S 247): This single features a rare, alternate vocal take version of “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better" and "It's No Use" from the "Mr. Tambourine Man" album sessions. These songs are sourced from the original, Columbia Records mono masters and presented on colored vinyl.

Paul Revere & the Raiders, "Ride Your Pony"/"(You're a) Bad Girl," 7-inch single (S 248): Two originally unissued numbers from the band's prime: an August '65 cover of Lee Dorsey’s “Ride Your Pony” and “(You’re a) Bad Girl,” recorded in July 1966. These songs appear for the first time on vinyl, direct from the original Columbia Records mono masters and are on colored vinyl, too.

Paul Revere and The Raiders Record Store Day single

The Neanderthals, "Groovy Dances"/"How Can I Make Her Mine," 7-inch single (Spin 024): The Neanderthals offer up two raunchy, wild dance songs that were no doubt part of some ritualistic dance party. These songs will definitely get you doing the Twist. This is available via a special arrangement with Spinout Records.

The Neanderthals Record Store Day single

The Martian Denny Orchestra, "Crossfire"/"The 2000 Pound Bee-Part 2," 7-inch single (Spin 026): Guitarist Eddie Angel shakes up the world of indie-rock with Los Straitjackets and the Planet Rockers. Guitarist Bob Irwin is the fretboard whiz of New York’s Pluto Walkers. Dave Roe played bass for Johnny Cash and works the same magic for John Mellencamp and many others. Jim Hoke plays steel guitar and woodwinds for NRBQ, Toby Keith and others. The rock-solid beat comes courtesy of the mighty Jimmy Lester, the original skinsman of Los Straitjackets and now with Webb Wilder’s honky tonk hellions. This record is offered in a special arrangement with Spinout Records.

The Martian Denny Orchestra Record Store Day single