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Finally! - Two New Sunshines - Sorry For The Delay



A Sunshine Invasion - Various Artists - Many of the tracks on this offering are tinged (or way more so) with the sound of the British Invasion branching out extensively into garage and garage psych pop. Despite the previous sentence, it's all very Sunshiney, piled with gobs of vocals and melodious melodies. There are some songs here that will have you saying to yourself, "This has 'hit' written all over it." There are two songs that actually charted or bubbled under that should have been big hits. These cases in point start with the opening track, The Shevelles' I Could Conquer The World which bubbled under in September of '64. Should've been a big hit. Next case is You're My Baby (And Don't You Forget It) by The Vacels which went to #63 in the Summer of '65. It totally sounds like a top 10 hit and there are a lot more including Be Faithful by The Twilighters, Autumn by The Thomas Group and All Over The World (La La) by The Alphabetical Order. Some of the other artists are Bobby Whiteside, The Flying Machine, The Gants, The Trolls, The Ricochettes and Fargo. Among the writers, producers and arrangers are Sloan & Barri, Artie Ripp, Jerry Fuller, Norman Ratner and Bob Dylan. A D-Day-esque 34 tracks from '64-'70, all beautifully audio cleaned. To see complete track listing, click here.
Meet The Sunshine People - Various Artists - This is the companion piece to the earlier issued The Sunshine People Are Coming (see just below this listing) and indeed there are many companions. Among the various and sundry companions we find Mrs. Willoughby, Mrs. Perkins, Sanford Ringleton (the fifth), Dr. David and the Last Man Alive. Of course there are lots of girls. Beautiful Girl, Ordinary Girl, girl with the Flower Smile, Lady Fingers and Uphill Woman share the festivities with Mandy, Mary-O, Alaina, Virginia Day, Darilee, Moody Trudy and more. There's a Shady Lady, a Daydreamer, a Funseeker and even a Two Faced Madonna. Stackridge brings us Dora The Female Explorer long before we were introduced to Dora the Latina explorer (we wonder). More of the artists are Julie Budd, The New Dream, Hyle King Movement, The Thomas Group, The Chosen Few, The Proposition and The Concinnators. Writers, producers and arrangers include Jimmy Wisner, Neil Levenson, Herb Bernstein, Teddy Randazzo, Bob Feldman, Buzz Cason, Sloan & Barri, and The Bee Gees. A populanimous 31 tracks from '66-'73, all beautifully audio cleaned. To see complete track listing, click here.
All of the tracks have been audio cleaned. Stereo tracks are noted on the track listing pages.

Compartmentalized Sunshine - Each It's Own Special Trip!



Trippin' On Sunshine - Various Artists - This little outing will take you on a trip through the many sub-genres of Sunshine...and Psych-pop fans will be delighted. We begin our journey in the Sunshine with The Thomas Group's Is Happy This Way and move quickly to a delicious Chylds flip-side in the vein of early Association, Deep Inside, co-written and co-produced by Nick Boldi. Our next stop is pure Psych-pop including some fuzz laden gems with, among others the classic Technicolor Thursday by The Chicago Loop and the obscure Crawl Along The Sand by Unky, Phoebe & Fatty Anne (who else?). Continuing our travels, we next pass through Toytown and Baroqueville managing to include the utterly out there Hieronymus Bosch by Verbatim. A few emotive Psych-pop ballads compliments of The Gentrys, The Waterproof Candle and Love Society bring us to the home-stretch ending with the amazingly poetic and melodic big Psych-pop ballads, In the Middle Of The Night by The Pipe Dream and Tales Of Justine's Morpheus. It took us a long time to map this trip out and we think it was worth the wait. Some of the other artists are Space, Puppet Children, The Perfect Stone, King David, Artie Wayne, The Forum and The Models with the inexplicably ignored flip-side of their original version of Bend Me Shape Me. Among the writers, arrangers and producers are Steve Barri, Les Baxter, Larry Marks & Tandyn Almer, Jimmy Wisner, David Gates, Hutch Davie, Dale Hawkins & Don Nix, Jimmy Webb, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Steve Schwartz and Ted Daryll. Wowee! A trip-a-licious 31 tracks from '65-'70, all beautifully audio cleaned. To see complete track listing, click here.
Wonderful Seasons Of Sunshine - Various Artists - Just as the title says, this collection takes us on a journey through the Wonderful Seasons Of Sunshine beginning with Summer's end and the lush, lustrous and faithful Front Porch version of Robin Ward's girl surf ultra-classic Wonderful Summer. We're taken through Autumn and into Winter by the likes of The Overlanders, The Family, The Household, The Choir and more. Notably were told And Soon The Snow Is Gonna Fall by The Family Album to the accidentally (?) and beautifully plagiarized tune of Sunday Will Never Be The Same (which is better?). Not much in the way of Springtime tunes but a super-abundance of Summer songs compliments of, among others Salt Water Taffy, The Bystanders, The Blackwell Manner and a Tabasco tune, written and co-produced and we think, fronted by Brenton Wood. In a couple of places you feel so warm and sun-soaked you can almost hear the cicadas stridulating in the background. Our Sunshine styles are all inclusive from pure to psych to garage to soulful to neo-vaudeville to folk and back again. Some of the other artists are The Gibsons, The Love's Me Petal, Bill Soden, Dino, Desi & Billy, The Cradle and Kotton Kandie. The producers, writers and arrangers include Jimmy Wisner, Bobby Whiteside, Charles Blackwell, Mike Lloyd & Mike Curb, Al Capps, Sloan & Barri, Stu Phillips, Anders & Poncia, Meco Menardo, Tony Romeo, Bonner & Gordon, Duboff & Kornfeld, David Gates and Don & Dick Adrissi. Holy Sunshine-osity!!! A mega-euphonious 31 audio cleaned tracks from '65 - '74. To see full track listing, click here.
The Sunshine People Are Coming - Various Artists - Sunshine people abound on this collection and they include such souls as Poor Little Henry, Lady Lisa, Little Boy Blue, Mr. Simon and Simon Smith. There are places where Sunshine people appear like, On The Beach, The Bus, Cinnamon Square, The Red Brick House, Abergavenny, at the movies and on The Cutting Room Floor. Not only are there Sunshine people and the places they are found, there are also various and sundry Sunshine animals like a Pink Hippopotomus, Frog Prince and Rupert the bear. There's even a couple of talking cars named Buddin, Buddin and Ah-Ooh-Ga (Ah-Ooh-Ga is the girl car and sounds something like Flip Wilson's Geraldine). There is a tribute to Ron Dante who performs here under three different names. First as The Two Dollar Question with Aunt Matilda's Double Yummy Blow Your Mind Out Brownies (another Vance-Pockriss outing that uses the same music tracks and much of the melody of The Cuff Links' Sally Ann (You're Such A Pretty Baby). Second, and most obscurely as Plant Life with Flower Girl. Third as Ronnie Dante himself with a co-composition of his own, Gypsy Be Mine. Ron-O-Philes will be delighted. All of the Sunshine co-genres are touched here from bubblegum to psych; from folk to baroque. We LOVE it! Among the additional artists are Verbatim, Finders Keepers, Chad Mitchell, Billy Joe Royal, Don Scardino, Billy Burnette, Nancy Marano and Tommy Boyce. Among the writers, arrangers & producers: Hutch Davie, Bill Traut, Charles Fox, Al Capps, Snuff Garrett, Trade Martin, Shelby Singleton, Jr., Perry Botkin, Jr., Jimmy Wisner, Leon Russell, Randy Newman and Buie & Cobb. Yikes! A propitious 32 tracks from '66 - '71. Condition of vinyl before transfer was VG+ to Near Mint - all beautifully audio cleaned. To see full track listing click here.
All Aboard The Sunshine Express - Various Artists - We're taking another trip and to start, we're traveling coast to coast and back again a couple times over with the likes of Petticoat & Vine, Long Distance, Bill & Lauretta and more. Then we get off the train and find other forms of transportation and soon we'll be going by boat on a river and across a bay with Richard Kim Milford, The Forum and Fat Man's Music Festival. After that we come home and go home and then go out of our mind. Next we'll be stepping on bubblegum and still traveling out to the lake and on a hayride courtesy of The Flying Circus and The Saturday Morning Cartoon Show. We'll be rounding the bend for the final leg of our journey Up On A Cotton Cloud and down Portobello Road to Central Park before we see the Signs Of Love that show the way back to the beginning again. And you won't be tired after all that roving about either, you'll be revitalized. Some more of the artists are The Robbs, The Choir, The Underground, The Cinnamon, The Gentrys and English House. Among the writers, arrangers and producers are Buzz Cason & Mac Gayden, Gene Allen & Ron Dante, Joel Sill & Steve Barri, Dale Hawkins, The Tokens & Dave Appel, Tony Romeo, Cat Stevens & Kim Fowley, Cashman, Pistilli & West, Pete Dino and Greenfield & Sedaka. Whew!!! A deep-in-the-water 31 tracks from '67-'73, all beautifully audio cleaned. To see complete track listing, click here.
The Sunshine That Bounced Back - Various Artists - This is another of our super feel-good collections. There's a swath of break-up songs but even those are feel-good, generally about bouncing back from the heartbreak. Boy/girl group and duet vocals abound in almost half of the songs by way of Blackwell Manner, Shirley & Johnny, Tony & Terri, The Rainy Day Friends, Billie & Blue and many more. We have a blue-eyed soul section courtesy of The Velvet Crest, Procession, Weekend and Fragile Lime with their perked-up version of Otis Redding's classic Happy Song. We start and end with cheery covers that will make you want to get up and do your Sunshine dance. Some of the other artists are New Horizons, The Fourgone Conclusion, The Sunshine Trolley, The Goggles and Salt Water Taffy. Among the writers, producers and arrangers are Terry Melcher, Curt Boettcher & Gary Usher, Cook & Greenaway, Dick Glasser, Al Capps, Jeff Barry & Bobby Bloom, Shorty Rogers, Donna Weiss, Ray Stevens, Sloan & Barri, Kenny O'Dell and Bob Stone. A bounce-a-lirious 32 tracks from '66 - '76, all beautifully audio cleaned. To see complete track listing, click here.

Stereo tracks are noted on the track listing pages.

Summer Sunshine - Just In Time For Back To School!



Hello Sunshine - Various Artists - Our title is inspired by the three Hello songs that open the disc, not to mention the two Good Morning songs a little more than halfway through. The word Hello also seems to be a positive, up one and that's the predominant gist of the entire collection. After the initial Hello, we head into togetherness followed by quite a bit of soulful Sunshine. This includes a three song tribute to the word Soul with Becky & The Red Pony's Soul Ride, the psych-pop-soul classic Psychedelic Soul by Chylds and The Real Thing's What Is Soul? After a bit of introspection about 2/3's of the way through we take right back off to the total feel good zone and the festivities end with two different songs called Open Up Your Heart. And by the way, the disc is a Rainbow sandwich starting and ending with songs by the fantastic group Rainbow. When all is said and done you'll be saying "HELLO, SUNSHINE!" Some of the other artists are The Harbingers, Rockin' Horse People, The Brothers Cain, The Bleus, Sweet Henry and Clover Leaf. Among the writers, producers and arrangers are Jimmy Bowen, Mike Settle, Nilsson, Billy Meshel, Albert Hammond & Scott English, Jeff Barry, Sandy Linzer, Nick Boldi, Lambert & Potter and Sunshine/Psych diety Curt Boettcher. A swacking 31 tracks all beautifully audio cleaned. To see full track listing click here.
Now Playing At The Sunshine Lounge - Various Artists - At times, kind-a loungey, here and there sort-a jazzy and at all times Sunshiney. We guarantee even soft core Sunshine fans will not be disappointed. This collection could be called a delightful romp. We start with a Bossa Nova vibe that includes a few kiddie pop tunes by way of The Halfbreeds, Gary & The Hornets and French singing teen family act Les Surfs. This is followed by Shirley & Johnny's Gli Occhi Miei, a version of the original Italian song that was transformed into Help Yourself by Tom Jones. A sort of Sunshine Muzak section is followed by a 7 song 'vocal instrumental' section with enough ba-dah's, doo-doo's and la-la's to fill several collections finally ending that section with a complete instrumental compliments of The Arrangement. We segue from there into the jazzy zone and more Bossa nova. The bottom line of this collection is that you could imagine going down to the Red Velvet Lounge at the Bowl-a-Rama (in 1970 or so) and not being surprised to hear any of these selections, live. Other artists include The Pussyfoot, Julie Budd, Procession, Harper & Rowe, The Pleasure Fair, The Family Album, Serendipity Singers and B. J. Baker. Producers, writers and arrangers include Harley Hatcher, Lee Holdrdge, Neil Diamond, David Gates, Barry & Greenwich, Tony Hatch and Felton Jarvis. A goodly 32 tracks all beautifully audio cleaned. For complete listing, click here.
Sunshine: A Galaxy Of Schmaltz - Various Artists - DON'T let the title mislead you! While there is Sunshine schmaltz a-plenty, there's quite enough of our pure Sunshine to balance this out and make it one of our more delicious Sunshine offerings, sure to leave you smiling - ear to ear. Perhaps even giggling. In this collection, a sort of sister to Now Playing At The Sunshine Lounge, when we say Sunshine schmaltz we're basically referring to a sort of adult contemporary vibe in the Chris Montez/Bacharach - David mode supported by swaths of Tijuana Brass arrangements. And that's the address this collection begins at...but it doesn't stay there. We move as artistically as we can to some easy, harpsichord tinged softies that include a couple of covers which have become our favorite versions of Bye Bye Blackbird by Colagé (not the Smash group with two l's) and Johnny B. Goode by the Coronados. Fab! We then segue, again as artistically as we can into a Baroque zone somehow enabling us to include the Baroque meets Calypso version of It Was A Lover And His Lass by Jamie and the J. Silvia Singers...too remarkable for words 'hey nah nee no'. Could Shakespeare limbo or what? One Sunshine bounce jig later and we're firmly into pure Sunshine bounce turf and some six songs later we move along into the lilting melody neighborhood. The festivities end with some zingers that give us chills each time we hear them; David Hess & Jeremy Wind, Websters New World and Frank Cherval & The Cinnamon Caliope provide the wows. Jerry Naylor's Sunshine crooner version of Mind Excursion loops us back to the brilliant obscure opening track, Rainbow Of Love by Mike Douglas. Yummy from start to finish. Among the other stars in the galaxy are Salt Water Taffy, Jackie & Roy, Tony Scotti, Corky Hale, The Doodletown Pipers, Linda Blackmore, The New Dream, Jimmy Carter & The Broken Pieces, The Osmond Brothers, Astrakan Sleeve and The Angels. Some of the writers, arrangers and producers are Jim Fogelsong, Meco Menardo, Snuff Garrett, Joe René, Wes Farrell, Paul Anka, Bacharach & David, Andreoli & Poncia, Resnick, Resnick & Levine, Randy Sparks, Cashman, Pistilli & West, William Shakespeare, Al Capps and Jimmy Wisner. YIKES!!! A staggering 32 tracks all beautifully audio cleaned. For complete listing, click here.
A Sunshine Puzzle - Various Artists - Can you say codependent? How about dysfunctional? Not that all of the songs on this collection fall into those categories but perhaps most of them do. We just didn't have the heart to call it Codependent Sunshine. We also broke with our usual tradition and open this one on a mellow note with Eddie Jason's dreamy What Have They Done To The Moon penned by Sedaka and Greenfield and to us any song that references Swingin' On A Star is sure to be automatically great. The pace gradually picks up and blasts off about five tracks in. There's healthy helpings of English Sunshine, a great Sunshiney dance raver set and another of our girl's names sections featuring Julie, Susan, Carolina, Melissa Jones, Melissa Brown and Suzie. As the disc enters the home stretch we really dive into the codependent and dysfunctional songs including Queen Anne's Lace's eerie version of Dangling Conversation, The Enchanted Forest's You're Never Gonna Get My Love and the weird and lovely Williams - Nichols penned I Just Haven't Got What It Takes by Tony Scotti. Not wanting to leave ourselves in anything resembling drear we lift up at the end with Rising Sun by The Williams Brothers. Truly a puzzle of a collection but all the pieces fit perfectly together. We think you'll whole-heartedly agree. It's fabulous. Some of the other artists are Union Express, Wellington Arrangement, The Fault Line, The Jackpots, The Sugar Townes, Arkade, Chris Andrews and Baskin & Copperfield. Producers, arrangers and writers include Cook & Greenaway, Bonner & Gordon, Jim Webb, Trade Martin, Mike Post, Bill Traut, Jimmy Wisner and Shel Talmy. A boggling 31 tracks all beautifully audio cleaned. To see complete track listing, click here.
All of the tracks have been audio cleaned. Stereo tracks are noted on the track listing pages.

Our Previous Blast Of Sunshine - Just In Time For Last Winter!



Love Is Sunshine - Sunshine Is Love - Almost all of the songs on this one are love songs and that's why we gave its title, like love - coming and going. Even Automobile by Procession could be considered a love song about loving life and driving around. The festivities start with a nice dose of Sunshine bounce. Further on there's a set of four fabulous, delicious Sunshine covers of hits winding up with Velvet Crest's exquisite version of Looking Through The Eyes Of Love. There's an obscure Ron Dante vocal and we've corrected the label info, crediting it to him instead of Richard Kim Milford who sings the A-side of the Dante/Allen written/produced single. Johnny Young sings a Beach Boys-esque song written for him by former roommate, Barry Gibb. The disc takes you on a Sunshine trip through love and ends with a four song invitation to dream. Among the other artists are Company Front, The Warm, American Revolution, The Gibsons, Crystal Mansion, Inner Dialogue, The Perfect Stone, The Underground and The New Dream. In addition to the writers mentioned above, other writers, arrangers and producers include Gene Cornish, Harley Hatcher, Snuff Garrett, Goffin & King, Mann & Weil, Les Baxter (yes! - he wrote the Sunshine classic It's Sunday and produced this version), Curt Boettcher, Jerry Ragavoy and Boudleaux Bryant. 32 cornucopian tracks from 1967 - 1972 with one jump to '75. Condition of vinyl before transfer was VG+ to Near Mint - all beautifully audio cleaned. To see full track listing click here.
Sunshine Searching - This one takes us on a trip to find the Sunshine on the map, as well as in the soul. One of our loveliest assortments to date the collection contains what we consider several of the most lushly beautiful Sunshine Pop songs of all time including Fabulous Farquahr's Teddy Bear Days, P. K. Limited's My Imagination, Vigrass & Osborne's Forever Autumn and Mary On The Beach by The Exiles. The trip calls us to California, to love, to losing love, to introspection, to more love, then on to home and tomorrow. Irresistibly melodious and harmonious from start to finish, in addition to the aforementioned artists are, among others, Tony & Terri, The Crystal Mansion, The Original Caste, Crib and Ben (Crib is Paul Simon's brother), A Group Called Eve, The Goggles and Astrakan Sleeve. Some of the writers, arrangers and producers are Ray Stevens, Harley Hatcher, Bonnie Guitar, Mann & Weil, David Gates, Shelley Pinz & Lee Pockriss and Neil Young. A profound 29 tracks. Condition of vinyl before transfer was VG+ to Near Mint - all beautifully audio cleaned. For complete listing, click here.
Rumored Sunshine - We weren't sure if a collection of all ballads and mid-tempo songs would be successful so we put one together and guess what? It was! From the reverb drenched Psych-pop of Finders Keepers earlier version of the brilliant Gary Usher penned Don't Give In To Him and Psych classic Within A World Of You by A Group Called Eve to the harmony pop of Velvet Crest's Song Of The Rain. From Peter's Pipers soulful I Don't Know What You're Waiting For (that might have been a hit if The Delfonics had done it) to Sparrow's deliciously eerie, melodious Dream Song and beyond this collection is moody and absolutely gorgeous. Among the other artists are The Affection Collection, The Jay-Hawkers, Tony's Tygers, The Unforscene, San Francisco Earthquake, Spare Change and The Loved Ones (Reparata & The Delrons perhaps?). Writers, producers and arrangers include Jerry Fuller, Norman Petty, Margo Guryan, Joe Renzetti, Bill & Steve Jerome, Richard Perry, Jimmy Wisner, Bert Sommer, Trade Martin, Gordon Lightfoot, Steve Barri, David Gates and Kenny Young. Yikes! An unwhispered 30 tracks. Condition of vinyl before transfer was VG+ to Near Mint - all beautifully audio cleaned with one drawback, the fidelity of Finders Keepers' Don't Give In To Him is less than stellar since it is so difficult to find a decent copy - but it's acceptable and we do apologize. For complete listing, click here. For this one, a special thanks to Bob Felberg.
Everybody Likes Sunshine - takes its title from the song that sandwiches the collection, Everybody Likes It. We open the festivities with some dorky, funky Sunshine starting with Steve Karmen's version of his song and segueing into some additional, thoroughly enjoyable, dorky, funky Sunshine. I don't know how we did it but we managed to move mellifluously to our next segment via 'drumming' which takes us to our music playing and super Sunshiney singing section. From there it’s mildly gummy Sunshine for a couple of songs and then we turn onto the on the rocky road of Sunshine with selections by Keith, Johnny Farnham, The Music Fair, an unreissued George Baker Selection B-side and more. We manage to bring ourselves full circle to the dorky and end with the Polyunsaturates version of Everybody Likes It, looping us more than smoothly back to square one. All in all it is an admittedly weird, tickling ride that is bound to make you smile. Some of the other artists are Bill Cowsill, Eddie (Rambeau) Hazelton - with an earlier Bob Crewe produced version of Good Morning Starshine, stellar Canadian group Rainbow, Life U. S. A., Arkade and The Stampeders three years before they hit it big. Among the producers, writers and arrangers are Ted Daryll, Austin Roberts, Steve Barri & Joel Sill, Linzer & Randell, Greenaway & Cook, Ken Stella and Proffer & Marmelzat. A rollicking 30 tracks. Condition of vinyl before transfer was VG+ to NM and all beautifully audio cleaned. To see complete track listing, click here.
All of the tracks have been audio cleaned. Stereo tracks are noted on the track listing pages.

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Are You Ready For Two Specialty Sunshines?

My Name Is Sunshine - Here is one of our two new 'specialty' Sunshine collections and has been given its title because more than half of the songs include a person's name in the title, usually of course, a girl. From Vigrass & Osborne's sparkling Mister Deadline, the power Sunshine of Windmill's Big Bertha and bluesy Sunshine of New Orleans Ruth by Piccadilly Circus to the Sunshine bounce of St. David's Road's Strange Loves Of Gwyneth and The Ashley Brothers' Marcy, the Sunshine bubble poppy Daisey, Sandi and Randi, Randi and the horn-filled sounds of The Sound Idea's Linda T. and Diane by The Golden Gate - it's just a whopper of Sunshine entertainment. The festivities segue seamlessly into a tribute to the sound of what we call British Sunshine best represented in top 40 circles by chart-toppers like My Baby Loves Lovin', Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes and songs brought to us by writers like Greenaway & Cook, John MacLeod, Mike Leander and Tony MacAulay, many of whom are represented here-in. Indeed, the two aforementioned hits are beautifully sound-a-liked by Union Express' Emily Knows (take a guess) and My Kind Of Music by Colagé. Some of the other artists include The Jackpots, Neon Philharmonic, Wellington Arrangement, The Clingers, Montanas and Michael Lloyd. Some of the writers, arrangers and producers include Jimmy Bowen, Tommy Cogbill, Wes Farrell, Mike Curb, Bill & Steve Jerome, Kenny Young, Vance & Pockriss, Paul Leka, Barry Mason and Michael Lloyd. A preponderant 31 audio cleaned tracks. For complete listing, click here.
Let There Be Sunshine - Due to the artistic success of our previous 'all message song' Of The Sunshine, By The Sunshine, For The Sunshine we have created a second, similarly themed collection. Rather than the more issue related songs on our earlier collection this one has a more spiritual (or anti-spiritual) mien and the groove it's in is that of faith, hope & love. With songs of brotherly love, spiritual aspiration, personal love evoking a love of everything, love of god, disdain of god and so on, the artist list includes The New Christy Minstrels, The Establishment (a reconfiguration of The New Establishment?), Astrakan Sleeve, Everyday Hudson (The Hudson Brothers), Salt & Pepper (The Singing Sisters of St. Lucy), Jimmy Webb, McKendree Spring and the incredibly fabulous Marsha Maye. Writers, producers and arrangers include Lambert & Potter, Laura Nyro, Charles Calello, Dickie Goodman, George Tobin, Bob Stone, J. D. Loudermilk, Michael Lloyd, Bill & Steve Jerome, Ken Stella and Dick & Don Addrisi. A preeminent 29 tracks. For complete listing, click here.
All of the tracks have been audio cleaned. Stereo tracks are noted on the track listing pages.

LOT'S MORE SUNSHINE!

Operation Sunshine - Maybe we should have called this one Euphoric Sunshine because it will send Sunshine and Psych Pop fans into one aural heaven after another and it's non-stop from the Sunshine beginning to the Psych center and back to the Sunshine to make it full circle. The set includes ultra-Sunshine entries like Alice In Wonderland by The Central Nervous System (the Laurie group, not the group on Music Factory) and why it never even charted is well beyond our imagining. Also of note is Gotta Make You Mine by The Velvet Crest with a vocalist who's name should be a household word. We should also mention the song I Feel Wonderful by The Catch that every time we hear it we say, "This is the best song ever in the whole world." Psych Pop masterpieces include Anyway Your Mind Blows by Charlotte Russe, Down Comes The World by Bobby Lile and Bad News by Group Therapy. Other artists include The Milky Way, The Kane Triplets, The Wellington Arrangement, The Byzantine Empire, The Blue Subway and The Rumbles Ltd. Writers, producers and arrangers include Teddy Randazzo, Carloe Bayer & Neil Sedaka, Kenny Young, Mike Leander, Richard Perry, Ritchie Cordell, Dick & Don Addrisi, Kenny Laguna, Eddie Jason, Charles Calello, Dick Glasser, Lenny Worokner and David Gates. Yikes! Songs from 1967 - 1971. A lavish 32 tracks. Condition of vinyl before transfer was VG+ to NM. To see a complete playlist, click here.
Neglected Sunshine - No longer available. Look for the great tracks from this disc more appropriately placed on later collections.
Excluded Sunshine - On many of our collections we like to express the diversity of the genre and here we have continued to do just that. While there is enough Sunshine Bounce to repopulate Penny Lane there are other facets of the genre well represented with the sisters under the skin of Psych and Garage Pop via the likes of The Mirage, The Yellow Payges, The Trolls and more. There are boy-girl vocal groups well represented courtesy of The Blue Marble Faun, Sparrow, The Sunrise Highway and Heaven Bound. It's all topped off with a large slab of tribute to the production style of Bob Crewe at his Four Seasons best climaxing like an aria with the last track, a symphonic, falsetto laden rendition of The Orlons "Everything" by The Younger Society that might just make you gasp. Other artists include Peter's Pipers, We In A Nutshell, The Express, Danny Hutton, The Unforscene, The Catch and The In Crowd. Writers, arrangers and producers include Paul Leka, Michael Z. Gordon, Al Capps, Jerry Fuller, Gary Zekley, Sandy Linzer and Joe Renzetti. Songs from 1965 - 1972. A supercalifragilistic 33 tracks! Condition of vinyl before transfer was VG+ to NM. To see a complete playlist, click here.
Of The Sunshine, By The Sunshine, For The Sunshine - We once read a definition of Sunshine Pop that said it should never have a message. Well, I suppose that would certainly hold true if one had a narrow interpretation of Sunshine Pop. Of course that would preclude such songs as Get Together, Along Comes Mary, Give A Damn and All You Need Is Love from the category. We have done it but admittedly, these kinds of songs are difficult to fit smoothly into our usual Sunshine collections. So in an effort to be all inclusive we've created a disc of Sunshine Pop, Rock and Folk filled with nothing but songs with messages of one sort or another. Be they political, anti-war, anti-drug, peace and love, religious, philosophical or social statement, they are represented on this might we say, utterly awesome collection. Among the artists on the disc are The In-Keepers, The Tygers, St. David's Road, Queen Anne's Lace, The Blue Marble Faun, The Music Bachs, The Higher Elevation, Cashman, Pistilli & West, The Kitchen Cinq and The Arrangement. Some of the writers, producers and arrangers are Geld & Udell, Bill & Steve Jerome, Tom Paxton, Ralph McTell, Frank Slay, Bob Dylan, Ron Dante and J. D. Souther. Songs from 1966 - 1972. A profuse 30 tracks. Condition of vinyl before transfer was VG+ to NM. To see a complete playlist, click here.
Undisclosed Sunshine - YAY! Though I walk through the valley of the Sunshine, I shall disclose charmed, sunshine smiles galore…and you will too! While there are a few somewhat introspective Sunshines like Rainsun Song by Sparrow and Mike McClurg's Tomorrow your cheeks may need a rest from the smiles this collection will generate as you are Welcome To The World Of Love And Laughter by Petticoat & Vine and float away in a Feather Balloon compliments of The Sugar Bears. And your Pop-Psych/Baroque cravings will be satisfied by such delights as The Pleasure Fair's Turnaway and Looking For Evergreens by The Dawnbreakers. More of the artists are St. David's Road, The Furnacemen, The Girls, Charlotte Russe, The Arrangement, Chester and the most patly named, Sunshine! Among the writers, producers and arrangers are Bonner & Gordon, Jim Webb, Tom Pacheco, Rob Royer, Tim Hallinan, Jimmie Haskell, Kim Carnes, Steve Barri, Cashman, Pistilli & West, Linzer & Randell and Charlie Callelo. Songs from 1966 - 1972. A profuse 30 tracks. Condition of vinyl before transfer was VG+ to NM. To see a complete playlist, click here.
All of the tracks have been audio cleaned. Stereo tracks are noted on the track listing pages.

Another Sunshine Triple Header!

Reflected Sunshine - Recordings from 1966 - 1972 with one appropriate leap to '76, the bulk from '66 through '69. This is one of our ULTRA SUNSHINE collections guaranteed to make you SMILE. If it doesn't, you're just not into this kind of music. We begin and end with 'Day' songs, starting with Johnny Young's Sunshine essential, It's A Sunny Day, one of the only songs that is simply about being happy without attributing it to a source outside one's self (like love or God or some-such) and ends with Georgio's Happy Birthday. Our cheeks hurt from smiling just writing about it all! Some of the other artists are Danny Hutton, Byzantine Empire, The Dawnbreakers, Artie & Linda (who as far as we know are still singing together), The Razor's Edge, The Rumbles Ltd., Sunshine, The Rites Of Spring and Linus & The Little People. Writers, producers & arrangers include Dick & Don Addrisi, The Tokens, Cole Porter, All Capps, Mark James, Snuff Garrett and Georgio Moroder. A feverish 31 tracks. For complete listing, click here.
Frozen Sunshine - Recordings from 1966 - 1971. This one begins in a more Psych-Baroque-y zone, moves resourcefully into a horn laden American Breed/Grassroots-ish area and back out into the more Neo-Vaudeville zone of Baroque. This is followed by some pure Sunshine Pop/Pop and loops back around to the beginning stylistically if not in lyrical tone - crazy but it all works quite well. Among the artists are The Magpies (Cashman & Pistilli perhaps?), The San Francisco Earthquake (Kenny Young perhaps?), The Pleasure Fair, John, Jeffrey & Brother Tom (Silver Eagle to be sure), Noah's Ark (featuring an obscure and exquisite Ron Dante vocal), The Village East (an earlier conception of the Ron Dante co-produced 8th Day?), The Jones Boys, The Tokens and Scott Fagan. Writers, arrangers and producers include Pistilli & Cashman, Johnny Cymbal, Kenny Young, Wes Farrell, Ron Dante, David Gates, Neil Sedaka & Carole Bayer and Dick Glasser. A sumptuous 31 tracks. For complete listing, click here.
Rearranged Sunshine - Recordings from 1965 - 1972. We took little sets we'd been working with that just weren't working and moved them this way and that and voila, they were rearranged! The festivities begin in total Sunshineland and segue gracefully into Folkier Sunshine turf. This is followed by Invasion tinged Sunshine from a poppier to a rockier vibe from which we move into more garagey terrain. We call this another one of our "little trips" and it includes an even bigger Action set than on Sunken Sunshine that is sure to get you moving. Artists include Ohio's The Lime, The Curtain Calls, The Giant Sunflower, The Gibsons, Peter's Pipers and a Vegas swathed Sunshine version of The Poor's She's Got The Time by Bobby Rydell, retitled as Time And Changes. Writers, arrangers and producers include Kim Carnes, Jerry Fuller, Geld & Udell, Lou Adler, Brown & Bloodworth, Ted Daryll and Bob Crewe. A bountiful 31 tracks. For complete listing, click here. A special thanks to Ken Pobo, Bob Felberg and Tom James.
All of the tracks have been audio cleaned. Stereo tracks are noted on the track listing pages.

A Quadrangle of Sunshine - Can You Survive Four BIG Doses?

Destination Sunshine - Recordings from 1967 - 1971, the bulk from '68 & '69. There is something of a theme on this one in that many of the songs have to do with places, both real and 'hallucinated?'. Festivities start out with a set of Sunshine bounce that takes us to a set of Flower Sunshine Psych Pop destinations, which are some of the most treasured gems in our collection. They include Bonni Long's On Flower Street, Alan Gary's At The Love-In (not to be confused with other songs of the same title), Flower Hill by Central Park and MORE! We really go places too, courtesy of The Good Earth and The Curtain Calls who both take us to Philadelphia. We head to California with Manny Fryzer who takes us On To L.A. and Saturday's Photograph with their Gentle Loving San Francisco Man. We even make it Home with The New Kick. This is a thrilling Sunshine ride. Some more of the artists are The War Babies, Sweet Henry, The Chevrons, Society of Seven, The Vogues and Bob Dileo with an earlier sensationally gorgeous version of Just Can't Help Believing. Some of the writers & producers include Bob Crewe, Claus Ogerman, Macauley & Macleod, Lee Holdridge, Charlie Calallo, Mann & Weil, Lou Stallman, Kenny Young, Wes Farrell, and Margo, Margo Medress, Siegel. With several opuses at over 3 minutes and even one over 4, we were still managed to fit 29 tracks. For complete listing, click here.
Sunshine After The Rain - Recordings from 1966 - 1972. We paid tribute to the late Ellie Greenwich by naming this one after her song Sunshine After The Rain performed on this disc by Joanie Sommers. These festivities blast off out of the gate and barely let up at all throughout. Possibly our most energetic collection to date. Among the artists are The Unforecene, The Harbingers, Dave Antrell, The Tears, Proffer, Marmelzat & Reed, Marsha Maye, Rumbles Ltd., The Distant Cousins, The Razor's Edge, The Rainy Daze and The Cherry Slush. Writers, arrangers and producers include the aforementioned Ellie Greenwich, Barry Mann & Cynthiia Weil, Don & Phil Everly, Al Kasha & Joel Hirschorn, Bob Crewe, Joey Levine and Jerry Fuller. A fully fleshed out 32 tracks. For complete listing, click here.
Clouded Sunshine - Recordings from 1966 - 1972. We called this one Clouded because of the large amount of references to the weather...quite a bit of it cloudy or rainy. From Summer Skies by The Higher Elevation and Summer Never Go Away by Saturday's Photograph to a Grey City Day with The Tokens and Harry's Group's invitation Under My Umbrella. A mini Bee Gees tribute is given by way of two exemplary, peppy versions of two of their delicious album tracks, Melody Fair by The New Dawn and Gerry Marsden's Gilbert Green. This disc takes us on a fabulous little trip...and you're never sure where the next turn will take you. More of the artists are Sugar Bears, Junction, Common Ground, San Francisco Earthquake (with a surprise for Reparata & The Delrons fans), Forever And Ever, Johnny Draper and a pre-Susan & Mom Cowsills. Writers, arrangers and producers include Cashman, Pistilli & West, Smokey Robinson, Chip Taylor & Bliiy Vera, Kenny Young, Barry & Robin Gibb, Tony Hatch, Bill & Steve Jerome, Lou Adler, Gary Loizzo & Bill Traut and Jimmy Bowen. A beatific 33 tracks. For complete listing, click here.
Sunken Sunshine - Recordings from 1965 - 1973. Yet another of our little trips, this one starts off cheerful and horn laden with some blue eyed Sunshine soul courtesy of Herman Grimes, The Magnificent Men and The Pastors (sounding quite like relatives of The Osmonds). About halfway through we're are taken into a folkier Sunshine vibe followed by some sumptuous mellow Sunshine courtesy of The Coronados, Cashman, Pistilli and West and crowned with Peter Morse's hauntingly lovely Ballad For Ophey. Of course we bring you out of the reverie in slam bang fashion into one of the zaniest sections in all of our Sunshine collections. Right On!!! Additional artists are The Springtime (with the first Colossus single), Junction, The Other Voices, Free For All, The Toy Factory, The Frosted Flakes, The In Crowd, The Chicago Loop, The Smubbs and Central Park. There are also a couple of somewhat reinvented teeners; Bobby Rydell with a terrific version of The Lovin' Things and Bobby Darin with an obscure Bonner & Gordon song, She Knows. Other writers, arrangers and producers include Lambert & Potter, Hutch Davie, Charles Calello, Linzer & Randall, Al Capps, Perry Botkin, Jr., Kenny Young, Jack Nietche, Wes Farrell & Tony Romeo and Lee Pockriss & Shelley Pinz. A delicious 31 tracks. For complete listing, click here. A special thanks to Bob Felberg.
All of the tracks have been audio cleaned. Stereo tracks are noted on the track listing pages.

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A TRILOGY OF SUNSHINE - Three unique approaches to the Sunshine!

Unexplored Sunshine - Recordings from 1966 - 1971. This one is the most Sunshiney of this trilogy opening with a tribute to being happy and glad along with a BIG set of Sunshine bounce. Among the artists are The Glory Rhodes, The Good Time Singers, Finders Keepers, The Furnacemen, Saturday's Photograph, People Tree, Piccadilly Circus, Ronnie & Natalie, the exquisite Bob Dileo and the also exquisite Dave Antrell. Writers, arrangers and producers include Ellie Greenwich, Dionne Warwick, Teddy Randazzo, Don Grady & Gary Zekley, Charles Calello, Denny Randell, Greenaway & Cook, Goffin & King and Paul Williams & Roger Nichols. A sumptuous 33 tracks. For complete listing, click here.
Ye Olde Sunshine Vaudeville Show - Recordings from 1967 - 1972 - the largest percentage from '67. Ye Olde would be referring to the quasi-Baroque entries by The Capes of Good Hope, The New Society and more. Vaudeville would be the reference to the neo-Vaudeville entries by the likes of The Curtain Calls, Gil & Johnny, Johnny Farnham and numerous others. Additional artists include Lord August & The Visions Of Lite, The Clingers, The Best Of Friends, The In Crowd and The Rubber Band. Writers, arrangers and producers include Johnny Mercer, Johnny Tillotson, Randy Sparks, Terry Knight, Tupper Saussy, Hank Medress, Dave Appell, Mike Curb and Perry Botkin, Jr. A bodacious 32 tracks. For complete listing, click here.
Sunshine Behind The Veil - Recordings from 1966 - 1969 with one leap into 1971. This one is quite heavy on the Psych. Psych Pop, Psych Folk & Garage, Sunshine Folk & Psych...it's all here. Some of the artists who take us on our journey behind the veil are The Bedforde Set, The Main Attraction, Aerial Landscape, The Kitchen Cinq, Pleasure, The Lemonade Charade, Chesmann Square, The Stratfords and The Rainy Daze. Writers, arrangers and producers include P. F. Sloan & Steve Barri, Al Kooper and Pete Townsend. A delicious 31 tracks. For complete listing, click here. A special thanks to Bob Felberg.
All of the tracks have been audio cleaned. Stereo tracks are noted on the track listing pages.

Among Others: The Sunshine Renewal - Your Sunshine may be overdue!

The Sunshine Renewal - Here's hefty dose of renewed Sunshine. The festivities begin with a mini-travel tribute and were off and sailing with Design's exquisite 2nd album lead track Take A Boat and The Jet Stream's Ready To Leave leaves us on Bobby & I's On Rose Walk! There's also a five song tribute to the word 'Can't' but the vibe is definintely CAN! We have a two song tribute to Neil Diamond whose writing at the time was in great demand. He penned The Boy With The Green Eyes by The Angels and My Babe by Ronnie Dove which he also produced! Other artists include The Sherry Sisters, The In-Keepers, Other Voices, The Executives, The Byzantine Empire, The Meantime (that would be Ellie Greenwich Meantime on lead vocals) and The Tokens. Some of the writers, producers and arrangers are Kenny Young, Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich, Brute Force, Hutch Davie, Bill Traut, Leon Russell, Snuff Garrett, Wes Farrell, Paul Leka, Resnick, Resnick & Levine, Mac Davis and the deity Ron Dante. Whew! 30 terrific tracks in all. To see full track listing, click here. Audio cleaned.
The Sunshine Disappearance - Recordings from 1966 - 1971. Our initial mapping out on this one was laid out in October and after much hemming, hawing, hacking and replacing, 8 months later, here is one of our favorites ever. The festivities open with the Beatle-esque Mr. Lovin' Luggage Man by The Young Idea. What follows is one helping of sunshine after another. Artists include Orange Colored Sky, The Inner Dialogue (who on this outing are uplifting soft Sunshine Pop in the vein of Benny Hill's Lady Birds), The Snappers, The Wreck-A-Mended (another face of the Tokens???), The United Fruit Co., Terry Knight, the Berkeley Kites and Australia's fantastic Executives. Writers, producers and arrangers include Ellie Greenwich, Norman Gimbel, Michel LeGrand, Dominic Frontiere, Paul Simon, Goffin & King, Bob Crewe and Hutch Davie. A beneficent 31 tracks. For complete listing, click here.
The Other Side Of The Sunshine - So Sunshiney we needed sunglasses. Recordings from 1967 - 1971. This starts out with what should be one of Sunshine Pop's most acclaimed anthems, Life Is A Winner by Ray Chafin and segues into the much sought after Fairyland by the Pop Workshop. It doesn't go downhill either...just maintains that midday Summer Sunshine at all times. We were able to include three of the tracks we had to remove from the original Golden Afterthought and embed them in a more appropriate setting. Artists include Jacky, Design, Euphoria, Gil & Johnny, The Joy Ride The Music Combination, the awesome Bob Dileo and The Match with some soulful sunshine provided by The Magic Fleet, Beefcake and The Shirelles circa 1971 with a fabulous cover of The Guess Who's No Sugar Tonight. Writers, producers and arrangers include Ben Findon, Mann & Weil, Bo Gentry & Joey Levine, Kenny Laguna, The Addrisi Brothers, Ray Stevens, Jimmy "The Wiz" Wisner and Felton Jarvis. A munificent 31 tracks. For complete listing, click here.
All of the tracks have been audio cleaned. Stereo tracks are noted on the track listing pages.
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Three collections that didn't live up to our standards have been revamped:

Okay, so these weren't up to snuff the first time out so they've been

Sometimes we don't get it right the first time and we're not too proud to admit it.
The Golden Afterthought Re-thunk!


After listening to these once they'd been around a few months we wondered what we were thinking but now they're back, and better than before!
The Sunshine That Wasn't There - Recordings from 1967 - 1974. We'd really made a major fopah the first time out. John & Anne Ryder were pictured on the cover but we put the Will-O-Bees version of It's Getting Better on the disc. Well oops. We thought there were other problems with the playlist as well so we yanked it until we collected the right tracks to replace the less than stellar ones. In addition to the Ryders, other artists include Johnny Cymbal, The Executives, Orange Colored Sky, Fountain Of Youth The Easy Touch and The Gentle Touch! There is a salute to the word 'day' with Lovin' Day by The Status Cymbal, What A Day by Euphoria, the afore mentioned Ryder's It's Getting Better (Every Day), the original Unspoken Word version of On A Beautiful Day and Any Day's A Sunday Afternoon by The Collage. Fantastic. There are songs by The Wreck-A-Mended and The Jesters who we suspect are The Tokens (sound just like them). Writers, producers and arrangers include Jimmy 'The Wiz' Wisner, the Addrisi brothers, Perry Botkin, Jr., Vance & Pockriss, Mann & Weil, Goffin & King, Bacharach & David and Ray Whitley. An abundant 31 tracks. For complete listing, click here.
Sunshine Surprise - Recordings from '66 - '72. This one now takes us on a trip through most all the genres we include on our collections; Neo Vaudeville, Psych Pop, Garage Pop, Bubblegum Sunshine and of course pure Sunshine. An emotion laden, rare version of Under My Thumb by Del Shannon. Other artists include Design, Euphoria, Four Jacks & A Jill, The Fifth Estate, Reparata, Cartoone, The Lewis & Clarke Expedition, The In-Keepers, Oogim B. & The Tricks, The Tokens and Becky & The Red Pony. Writers, producers, arrangers and guests include Terry Melcher, Wes Farrell, Jimmy Page, Jagger & Richard, Vance & Pockriss, Lou Adler, The Tokens and Felton Jarvis. A munificent 31 tracks. For complete listing, click here.
The Golden Afterthought is truly that...the result of afterthough. This was previously issued but it simply didn't measure up so we withdrew it and after some afterthough we replaced twelve tracks with higher grade tracks and now instead of our least worthy collection, we have one our most Sunshine-y delights. Heavy on the Sunshine it includes a mini-nod to the Four Seasons' '66-'67 sound via The Gibsons version of Night And Day and a marvelous Seasons clone, For A Moment by the shamelessly named Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring. Some soulful Sunshine comes, compliments of The Aubrey Twins and Gene Latter. Other artists include John & Anne Ryder, The Hubbels, Orange Colored Sky, Tommy T's Federal Reserve, The Inner Dialogue, Sounds Of Sunshine and the amazing Bob Dileo. Some of the writers, producers and arrangers are Jerry Keller, Bonner & Gordon, Vance & Pockriss, Perry Botkin, Jr., Jimmy "The Wiz" Wisner and Ron Malo who held the reins for Tommy T's Federal Reserve at Cadet Records.
30 terrific tracks in all. To see full track listing, click here. Audio cleaned.
NOTE: While many of the removed tracks were deemed substandard, there were indeed tracks that were quite up to par but just didn't fit into these new incarnations. Those tracks will appear in upcoming collections.
All of the tracks have been audio cleaned. Stereo tracks are noted on the track listing pages.

More Sunshine - Uncovered and Right on Time!!!

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The Sunshine Cover-Up - Recordings from 1966 - 1972. This one is certainly heavy on the Sunshine and features a big 'Sunshine Bounce' section smack in the middle. Artists include John & Anne Ryder, Brian Hyland (an un-reissued, non-LP B-side), Michele & Jeff (with a Tony Macauley song), The Archies, The Capes Of Good Hope, The Silver Eagle, yet another fantastic version of Marks & Almer's Shadows & Reflections by The Lownly Crowde and Sort Of favorites The Joyride. Writers, arrangers and producers include Marty Wilde, Ellie Greenwich, Lou Stallman, Artie Butler, Lennon & McCartney, Mann & Weil, Vance & Pockriss, a Sedaka & Greenfield song performed by Lou Christie and produced by Biddu and even a Baroque arrangement for The Capes Of Good Hope by Chuck Mangione! A whopping 31 tracks. For complete listing, click here.
Delayed Sunshine - This was supposed to be a part of the Double Whammy just below but it was delayed. Delayed or not, this is another sensational collection of sunshine and psych pop, rock and folk from the mid to late 60's and early 70's ('66 to '73) that has been long delayed in being heard. We open the set with a 3 song tribute to the word "groovy" and gradually segue into a wonderful social commentary section featuring Jimmy Curtiss' Johnny Get Your Gun, possibly one of the best anti-war songs of all time. Some of the other artists include United States Double Quartet, Brian Hyland (a non-LP, non-reissued B-side), The Split Level (another non-LP track), The Aubrey Twins, Jackie Trent & Tony Hatch, Donafaye, The Will-O-Bees, The Original Caste (yes, we know) and The Lonesome Rhodes. Some of the writers and producers include Lambert & Potter, Rod McKuen, Steve Winwood & Jim Capaldi, Hilary Lipsitz & Anne Phillips and Wes Farrell & Tony Romeo. 29 amazing tracks in all. To see full track listing, click here. Audio cleaned.

The Sunshine Pop Saga Continues With A This SUNSHINE DOUBLE WHAMMY
Featuring Even MORE Of The Most Obscure Sunshine Recordings You've Never Heard Of!!!

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Undiscovered Sunshine - Undiscovered, until now that is, here is another collection of sunshine and psych pop from the late 60's and a few early 70's (our broadest ranged package, '65 to '74). Some of the artists: The Fountain of Youth (Monkees label mates), Four Jacks & A Jill, The Jackals, Wichita Fall (a non-LP track), The Gross National Product and The Beau Gentry. Some of the writers and producers include Al Kooper, Jeff Barry, Cook & Greenaway (of My Baby Loves Lovin' fame), Ray Davies, Ted Glasser, Jerry Keller and Trade Martin. A Whopping 32 tracks! To see full track listing, click here. Audio cleaned.
Mislaid Sunshine - The stuff on this one is so obscure that we had trouble gathering imagery for the package design...just lucky we have a couple of album tracks on there that are featured in the catalog. This one fits tightly into the years '65 to '70. Some of the artists include The Gentle Touch, The Sugar Shoppe, Copper Penny, The Berkeley Kites, The Playhouse, Ginny Tiu & The Few, Candlewick Green (Lally Stott), The Robbs, The Joyride and yes, Donafaye! The writers & producers list includes Jackie Trent & Tony Hatch, Jeff Barry, Lee Pockriss, Anne Phillips, Gary Loizzo, The Doors, Bob Dylan, Bob Lind, Ray Whitley and the fabulous and under-rated Roger Nichols! 29 tracks. To see complete track listing, click here. Audio cleaned. These collections are FANTASTIC! Don't miss our original Sunshine and Golden compilations a bit further down the page.

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The Third Wave: THE SUNSHINE TRIPLE WHAMMY!!!

The Sunshine Revelation - Recordings from 1967 - 1970. The cheeriest of this triple play of Sunshine, our shall we say, glazed donut of Sunshine Pop? Okay, here we go: Artists include The Pufnstuf, The Spectrum, The Gibsons, Phluph, Ginny Tiu & The Few, The Yellow Payges, Gingerbread, The Bubblegum Machine, John, Jeffrey & Brother Tom (sounding remarkably like label-mates The Cowsills) and yes indeedy, some sunshine from Sally Field and even more from Merv Griffin & The Griffin Family Singers!!!! Writers, arrangers and producers include Brian Lane & Don Gould, Michael Gore & Carole Bayer, Kornfeld & Duboff, Tony Romeo, Felton Jarvis, Roger Nichols & Paul Williams, Bo Gentry & Ritchie Cordell, Jimmy "The Wiz" Wisner and Charles Koppelman. 29 tracks. For complete listing, click here.
The Golden Gone - Recordings from 1967 - 1974. Possibly our prettiest and most melodious collection to date. Just delicious. Artists include Mome Rath, Chris & Peter Allen, Austin Roberts, Capes of Good Hope, Tim Hollier, The Fortunes, Wind, The Sweet Tymes (with the original female version of Twinn Connexion's "I Think I Know Him"), Dino, Desi & Billy, and The Jay Five. Purists may object to the inclusion of Primo People's "Better Late Than Never" from '74 deeming it too late to be real Sunshine Pop but it was behind the times and fits snugly into the package (trust us). Purists may also not find the more mainstream pop "Patterns" by Barbara Cooper appropriate but when you hear the segues, you'll get it. Writers, arrangers and producers include Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel, Paul Simon, Kasha & Hirschhorn, Cashman, Pistilli & West, Joan (Joni) Mitchell, Hillary Lipsitz & Anne Phillips, Bo Gentry & Joey Levine, Roger Nichols & Paul Williams, David Gates and John Phillips. 27 tracks. For complete listing, click here.
Buried Sunshine - Recordings from 1966 - 1971. To date, our most Psych and Folk Sunshine collection...and of course the Sunshine Pop is not overlooked. We've made this a Wichita Fall/Five Americans sandwich beginning and ending with a track by each. Other artists include The Lewis & Clarke Expedition, The Gross National Product, Bristol Boxkite, Phluph, Chapter V, The Hobbits, The Split Level, Four Jacks & A Jill, The Lonesome Rhodes, The Giant Jellybean Copout (featuring the elusive Bob Dileo) and three super psych re-invented teeners Tommy Roe, Eddie Hodges and Tommy Sands - you will be amazed! Writers, arrangers and producers include Jack Keller, Dennis Lambert, Shelly Pinz & Paul Leka, Paul Vance & Lee Pockriss, Jim Ryan (of the Critters), Lesley Duncan and Larry Marks & Tandyn Almer. 29 tracks. For complete listing, click here.
All of the tracks have been audio cleaned. Stereo tracks are noted on the track listing pages. Some of the records are extremely rare and there are occasional pffts but they are few and far between and DEFINITELY worth the minor inconvenience.
Sunshine Compiler's Note: Recordings by Mome Rath, The Pufnstuf and Punch while rooted firmly in the late 60's Sunshine vibe all foretell the coming of ABBA and through these recordings, ABBA can proudly trace it's lineage directly to groups like The Mamas & Papas and The 5th Dimension. The Pufnstuf sound remarkably like Olivia Newton John (at times backed by ABBA themselves). So much so that we spent exhaustive hours of research trying to find out who the singer of these tracks is so if anyone knows, please tell us!

Our second wave of Sunshine Pop / Psych Pop collections



Abandoned Sunshine - Not only did we abandon the sunshine but we abandoned the hope and vision it stood for. I could easily say why but this isn't a sociology lesson. But though the sunshine was abandoned you can recapture it for a while in a big way with the fantastic motherlode in this collection of sunshine and psych pop from the late 60's ('67 - '69 to be exact - with one rare Cowsills track from '71). Some of the artists: Celebration, The Sugar Shoppe, The New Establishment, Picardy, The Gibsons, Moonstone, The Good Earth (the original duo) and The Crystal Mansion. We've included some 45 tracks by The Parade (this was made before the reissue of the reissue of their album and we're just not going to update them out of the picture). Some of the writers and producers include Jim Dawson, Jimmy Webb, Cashman Pistilli & West, The Doors, Jerry Keller & Dave Blume, Donovan, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich & Phil Spector and Paul Vance & Lee Pockriss. 29 tracks. To see full track listing, click here. Audio cleaned.
Hidden Sunshine - This one will take you through the gamut of sunshine & psych emotions circa '67 - '70. It has two rare early Peppermint Trolley Company tracks and some more of the sensational Parade tracks. We open the festivities with the rare stereo version of The Hollies' Everything Is Sunshine - only we removed the tape hiss that previous CD producers must've deemed an unnecessary task. You'll get to hear The Will-o-bees version of Make Your Own Kind Of Music (seems Mama Cass was not the only perfect match for Mann & Weil in 1969). Other artists include The Tuneful Trolley, The Rich Kids, Mortimer (yeah, we know), The Robbs, Mercy, The Gibsons, Rain, The Young Ideas (another face of The Happenings??? - sounds just like them) and in our little tribute to The Hollies, Cathy Rich's delicious version of Wishyouawish. Indeed, there are many 'other versions' of songs on this one that we hesitate to call covers. The writers & producers list includes Kenny Laguna, Clint Ballard Jr., Jeff Barry, Paul Simon, Willie Hutch and of course, Barry & Cynthia the GREAT! 28 tracks. To see complete track listing, click here. Audio cleaned. These collections are FANTASTIC! Don't miss our original Sunshine and Golden compilations a bit further down the page.

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The Original Essential First Wave Quadrangle of Sunshine From Sort Of
The Golden Lost - REDONE! - Lost treasures - each one a gem! The Grand Daddy of our Sunshine collections, we've removed 12 of the now available tracks from the original 2 disc version and added five new tracks to make a tighter single disc of obscure soft-pop, bubblegum and psych-sunshine pop songs from the late 60's (1966 - 1970 to be exact) many of which have never appeared on CD or even a vinyl LP. Includes songs by The New Establishment, The Groop, Bobby Skel, December's Children, American Breed, The Sherry Sisters, Bob Dileo, Pat Shannon, The Peppermint Rainbow and many more. It will bring sugar coated tears to your eyes. 30 tracks total. Condition of vinyl before transfer: VG+ to NM. Audio cleaned. To see the complete playlist, click here.

The Golden Unknown - Not just golden lost, many of these treasures are virtually unknown. A collection of obscure soft sunshine pop and psych pop and rock tracks from the late 60's (1967 - 1970 to be exact) many of which have never appeared on CD or even a vinyl LP. There are a bunch of candy coated story songs on this set as well. Includes songs by The Candymen, The Sugar Shoppe, Jon & Robin, 2 Of Clubs, Jim & Dale, The Aliis and many more. Songwriters include Laura Nyro, Mann & Weil, Johnny Cymbal, The Addrisi Brothers, Linzer & Randell, Rupert Holmes and Delaney Bramlett. Some of the producers include Delaney Bramlett, Steve Barri and Mama Cass. Rupert Holmes does lead vocals for Street People while Johnny Cymbal aka Derek is the voice of Brother John. The Golden Unknown will bring as many sugar coated tears to your eyes as The Golden Lost. 27 tracks. Condition of vinyl before transfer: VG+ to NM. Beautifully audio cleaned. To see a complete track listing click here.
Secret Sunshine - A-one more time - not just golden lost or unknown, many of these treasures are virtually unknown. Another collection of obscure soft sunshine pop, bubblegum and psych pop, folk and rock tracks from the late 60's & early 70's (1967 - 1971 to be exact) many of which have never appeared on CD or even a vinyl LP. Includes songs by Jon & Robin, Nilsson (a rare one), Creme Caramel, Morning Mist, Misty Morn, The Cufflinks, The Five Americans, Jackie DeShannon, and many more. Songwriters include Nilsson, Cashman, Pistilli & West, Kenny Young, Vance & Pockriss, Bonner & Gordon (of Happy Together fame) and Linzer & Randell. Producers include among others, Kenny Young and Teddy Randazzo. Secret Sunshine will bring as many sugar coated tears to your eyes as The Golden Unknown & Golden Lost. 27 tracks. Condition of vinyl before transfer: VG+ to NM. Beautifully audio cleaned. To see a complete track listing click here.

Leftover Sunshine - A-one more time - and a once more - not just golden lost, unknown or secret, many of these treasures are virtually unknown. Yet another collection of obscure soft sunshine pop, bubblegum and psych pop, folk and rock tracks from the late 60's & early 70's (1967 - 1970 to be exact) many of which have never appeared on CD or even a vinyl LP. Includes songs by Jon & Robin, Tiny Tim, Every Mother's Son, The Critters, The Jackals, The Hobbits, Colours, The Five Americans, Brian Hyland and many more. Rupert Holmes makes another appearance as the voice of The Street People on another rare track and famed game show host Chuck Woolery makes an appearance as a co-songwriter of Avant-Garde's awesome "Yellow Beads"! Leftover Sunshine will bring as many sugar coated tears to your eyes as Secret Sunshine, The Golden Unknown and The Golden Lost. 27 tracks. Condition of vinyl before transfer: VG+ to NM. Beautifully audio cleaned. To see a complete track listing click here.

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