Archive for June, 2017

Half Time Report ! Sale on All 2017 LPs & CDs

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

By popular demand . . . This week, we’re featuring all the records Tompkins Square has released in the first half of 2017, for one special price. Sale is good thru June 23.

LPs :

Richard Osborn – Endless
Robbie Basho protege’s first widely circulated LP
Tom Armstrong – The Sky Is An Empty Eye
Texas guitarist’s 1987 rare private press LP
Philip Lewin – Am I Really Here All Alone ?
Canadian songwriter’s 1975 rare private press LP
Meredith Monk – Key
Reissue of her groundbreaking 1971 debut LP
The Music of Harry Taussig & Max Ochs
Joint LP marking the 50th Anniv of their Takoma recordings

All 5 LPs for $55 (Includes postage in the USA)
For Canada, add $25
For the rest of the world, add $40

All 3 CDs for $20 (Armstrong, Lewin and Osborn only)
For Canada, add $10
For the rest of the world, add $15

To order, simply paypal amount to : orders at tompkins square dot com


Will Beeley – TX Songwriter Reissues Two 70’s LPs

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

On June 30th, Tompkins Square will reissue two albums by Texas singer/songwriter Will Beeley – the self-released mega-rare (only 200 copies) private press LP Gallivantin’ from 1971, and Passing Dream, originally released by Malaco Records in 1979.

Recorded in San Antonio, Gallivantin’ shows Beeley’s heartfelt, folky side – a wistful set of original tunes, plus a cover of Bob Dylan’s “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” and a spaced-out, 10 minute+ Eastern-influenced psych take on Buffy Sainte-Marie’s “Little Wheel Spin And Spin / Co’Dine”.

Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, Passing Dream reveals the shifting musical direction of opposite sides of the 70’s – a tougher, huskier, more alt-country sound emerging, presaging modern day troubadours like Chris Stapleton and Jamey Johnson. Released by Malaco Records in 1979, the album features the very first studio credit by guitarist Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm), along with drummer James Stroud (Marshall Tucker Band, Eddie Rabbitt), keyboardist Carson Whitsett (Paul Simon, Tony Joe White) and other crack studio players.

Now a truck driver living in New Mexico, Will Beeley recently recorded his first new album since 1979’s Passing Dream. Produced by Jerry David DeCicca of The Black Swans (who also produced Larry Jon Wilson’s final album), the new one features Michael Guerra (The Mavericks), and is mixed by Stuart Sikes (Loretta Lynn’s Van Lear Rose, Cat Power’s The Greatest). The album is slated for release on Tompkins Square sometime in 2018.

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