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Thursday, October 19, 2017

My Vinyl Attic - Various Artists - Symposium in Blues (1966)

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Various Artists - Symposium in Blues (1966)

Picked this up for a buck. Nice blues compilation and the vinyl sounds really good. What makes this so special is the gigantic ad in the gatefold. It's a blues compilation sponsored by Elavil - which was a leading antidepressant in the mid sixties. It's almost a joke. Well worth a listen and I'm so glad I own it.


A1Leroy CarrRocks In My Bed
Written-By – L. Carr*
A2Washboard Sam And His Washboard BandI've Been Treated Wrong
Written-By – Robert Brown (10)
A3Lonnie Johnson (2)Lonesome Road
Written-By – Lonnie Johnson (2)
A4Walter DavisWhat Have I Done Wrong
Written-By – W. Davis*
A5LeadbellyI'm On My Last Go-Round
Written-By – Huddie Ledbetter
A6Wingy Manone And His Orch. And Chorus*How Long, How Long Blues
Written-By – Leroy Carr
B1Duke Ellington And His Orch.*Black, Brown, And Beigh: The Blues
Written-By – Duke Ellington
B2Louis Armstrong And His Hot SixBlues For Yesterday
Written-By – Carr*
B3Mildred Bailey With The Ellis Larkins TrioThat Ain't Right
Written-By – Irving MillsNat "King" Cole*
B4Artie Shaw And His Orch.*Blues In The Night
Vocals, Trumpet – "Hot Lips" Page*Written-By – Mercer-Arlen*
B5Ethel WatersBlues In My Heart
Written-By – King Carter*, Irving Mills
B6Joe WilliamsRocks In My Bed
Written-By – Duke Ellington

Elavil Description

Amitriptyline HCl is 3-(10,11-dihydro-5H-dibenzo [a,d] cycloheptene-5-ylidene)-N,N-dimethyl-1- propanamine hydrochloride. Its empirical formula is C20H23N•HCl, and its structural formula is:
Amitriptyline HCl, a dibenzocycloheptadiene derivative, has a molecular weight of 313.87. It is a white, odorless, crystalline compound which is freely soluble in water.
Amitriptyline HCl is supplied as 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg or 150 mg tablets. Each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate, sodium starch glycolate and titanium dioxide. The 10 mg tablets also contain FD&C blue #1 lake. The 25 mg tablets also contain D&C yellow #10 lake and FD&C blue #2 lake. The 50 mg tablets also contain synthetic black iron oxide, synthetic red iron oxide and synthetic yellow iron oxide. The 75 mg tablets also contain FD&C yellow #6 lake. The 100 mg tablets also contain D&C red #33 lake and FD&C red
#40 lake. The 150 mg tablets also contain FD&C blue #2 lake and FD&C yellow #6 lake.

Elavil - Clinical Pharmacology

Amitriptyline hydrochloride is an antidepressant with sedative effects. Its mechanism of action in man is not known. It is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor, and it does not act primarily by stimulation of the central nervous system.
Depression, Risk of Suicide, and Treatment Options
Amitriptyline inhibits the membrane pump mechanism responsible for uptake of norepinephrine and serotonin in adrenergic and serotonergic neurons. Pharmacologically this action may potentiate or prolong neuronal activity since reuptake of these biogenic amines is important physiologically in terminating transmitting activity. This interference with the reuptake of norepinephrine and/or serotonin is believed by some to underlie the antidepressant activity of amitriptyline.

Indications and Usage for Elavil

For the relief of symptoms of depression. Endogenous depression is more likely to be alleviated than are other depressive states.


Amitriptyline hydrochloride is contraindicated in patients who have shown prior hypersensitivity to it.
It should not be given concomitantly with monoamine oxidase inhibitors. Hyperpyretic crises, severe convulsions, and deaths have occurred in patients receiving tricyclic antidepressant and monoamine oxidase inhibiting drugs simultaneously. When it is desired to replace a monoamine oxidase inhibitor with amitriptyline hydrochloride, a minimum of 14 days should be allowed to elapse after the former is discontinued. Amitriptyline hydrochloride should then be initiated cautiously with a gradual increase in dosage until optimum response is achieved.
Amitriptyline hydrochloride should not be given with Cisapride due to the potential for increased QT interval and increased risk for arrhythmia.
This drug is not recommended for use during the acute recovery phase following myocardial infarction.


Clinical Worsening and Suicide Risk:
Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), both adult and pediatric, may experience worsening of their depression and/or the emergence of suicidal ideation and behavior (suicidality) or unusual changes in behavior, whether or not they are taking antidepressant medications, and this risk may persist until significant remission occurs. Suicide is a known risk of depression and certain other psychiatric disorders, and these disorders themselves are the strongest predictors of suicide. There has been a long-standing concern, however, that antidepressants may have a role in inducing worsening of depression and the emergence of suicidality in certain patients during the early phases of treatment. Pooled analyses of short-term placebo-controlled trials of antidepressant drugs (SSRIs and others) showed that these drugs increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior (suicidality) in children, adolescents, and young adults (ages 1824) with major depressive disorder (MDD) and other psychiatric disorders. Short-term studies did not show an increase in the risk of suicidality with antidepressants compared to placebo in adults beyond age 24; there was a reduction with antidepressants compared to placebo in adults aged 65 and older.

My Vinyl Attic - Cymarron - Rings (1971)

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Cymarron - Rings (1971)

The vinyl sounds good on this one. I was surprised how soft the rock was. A nice album from the time. Well worth a listen.


Written-By – A. Harvey*, E. Reeves*
A2In Your Mind
Written-By – B. McKnight*
A3Across The Kansas Sky
Written-By – S. Parks*
A4A Good Place To Begin
Written-By – B. Carter (2)R. Mainegra*
A5How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Written-By – B. Gibb*, R. Gibb*
Written-By – R. Mainegra*
B2Hello Love
Written-By – R. Williams*, R. Young*
B3Tennessee Waltz
Written-By – P.W. King*, R. Stewart*
B4Break My Mind
Written-By – J.D. Loudermilk*
B5Table For Two For One
Written-By – S. Tyrell*, W. Carson*
B6True Confession
Written-By – S. Parks*


Info stolen from This Great Site

Cymarron was an American soft rock band from the 1970s, most famous for their song "Rings" - a number 17 hit in 1971 . The recording went to #6 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. "Rings" was also the first single release on Columbia's Entrance label. Cymarron was composed of Rick Yancey, Sherrill Parks, and Richard Mainegra. They named their group after Cimarron Strip - a short-lived TV western from 1967.
The band's only top 20 hit, "Rings" was written by outside songwriters Eddie Reeves and Alex Harvey, and produced by Chips Moman. Moman had earlier hired Yancey as a studio musician. Yancey wrote the flip-side of their popular single, the song "Like Children". The song "Rings" was subsequently covered by both Lobo and Reuben Howell in 1974. The song was also recorded in 1983 by Leo Kottke for his album Time Step. Cymarron achieved little other success, despite releasing another album and several other singles.
In 1991, Yancey and Mainegra joined Jimmy Griffin in forming the country music band The Remingtons. Yancey and Griffin also performed together as GYC until Griffin's death in 2005.

My Vinyl Attic - Sandler & Young - More & More of (1967)

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Sandler & Young - More & More of (1967)

Another album for a buck! I used to watch these guys on TV as a youth. Always had a soft spot for them. The vinyl sounds really good. Well worth a listen. 


A1I Love You And You Love Me
A3Imagine Me
A4Sabor A Mi
A5The Late, Late Show
B1More And More
B3If You Go Away
B4That Wonderful Girl Of Mine
B5MalagueƱa Salerosa

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Sandler and Young were a popular singing team from the 1960s through the 1980s, composed of Belgian-born Tony Sandler and native New Yorker Ralph Young.
Sandler and Young appeared with Polly Bergen in her show at the Las Vegas Desert Inn Hotel and Casino, doing eleven minutes between her costume changes. This engagement was a smashing success and was the first of many the three would make together. Sandler and Young's careers were further advanced by their performance at the Coconut Grove nightclub in the Ambassador Hotel in Hollywood, where a long list of celebrities and movie stars, through word of mouth, attended their show. Among the people in attendance was Alan W. Livingston, then-president of Capitol Records, who immediately signed them to a recording contract.
During the following ten years, they released several albums for Capitol, including Side by SidePretty Things Come in TwosOn the MoveHoney Come Back,Odds & EndsMore and MoreThe 'In Person' Album, and The Christmas World of Tony Sandler & Ralph Young. Their producer was future Capitol president David Cavanaugh, and their musical directors included Billy May, Jimmy Jones, Luther Henderson, and Sid Feller.
Later, on other labels including Pickwick Records and PIP, the duo released their albums Sandler & Young: LIVE and Love Stories.
During the release of their albums, Sandler & Young performed numerous concerts in clubs, showrooms, and concert halls throughout the US and Canada. In 1972 Sandler & Young appeared in an extended Christmas commercial from General Motors. This was part of a Canadian television special called "Two Christmases", sponsored by GM. They played Canada so often that people actually thought they were Canadians.
Starting in 1968, they returned frequently, and sometimes for several weeks, to Las Vegas, as headliners at the Sahara Hotel, The Dunes Hotel, The Flamingo Hilton (1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974), Caesars Palace (1969) and The Thunderbird Hotel (1976).
Guest shots followed on such national TV shows as The Ed Sullivan Show (7 episodes),The Mike Douglas Show (30 episodes), The Hollywood PalaceThe Milton Berle ShowThe Andy Williams Show,The Merv Griffin Show (26 episodes),The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (9 episodes) The David Frost Show (3 episodes), The Red Skelton Show (03/28/67) The Joey Bishop Show (2 episodes) That Show with Joan Rivers (12/13/68) and The Today Show, and Sandler and Young became one of the most popular acts in show business. They were imitated by Martin Short (playing Sandler) and Eugene Levy (playing Young) on the comedy TV show SCTV.
In 1969, Sandler and Young hosted for 13 weeks the popular Kraft Music Hall from London for CBS.
In the early 1970s, Sandler and Young started their own label, RALTON Records, and released the following albums on it: Once More With FeelingYou've Got a FriendSandler & Young Go CountryThe Many Moods of Tony Sandler & Ralph YoungPause a While and Sandler & Young Thank Irving Berlin.
In the mid-eighties, by the age of 65, Young decided to retire from the concert stage to spend more time with his family in Palm Springs and Los Angeles. Tony Sandler, the younger of the two by 16 years, wasn't ready to stop performing. Sandler actively toured the country with his interpretations of musical theatre and European repertoire, and his one man-show Chevalier, Maurice and Me.
In 1995 Capitol Records released the CD Sandler & Young, Great Gentlemen of Song.
On special occasions, Sandler and Young re-teamed to perform to sellout crowds. Their last appearance together was at the 2003 All Stars benefit show Let Freedom Ring in Palm Springs to honor the victims of 9/11.
Ralph Young died at his Palm Springs home on August 22, 2008 at the age of 90.
Sandler and Young albums have been re-mastered and many of the Sandler and Young albums have been released on CD.

My Vinyl Attic - Bob McGrath - Mitch Miller Presents (1965)

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Bob McGrath - Mitch Miller Presents (1965)

Couldn't believe that this was available for a buck. Lucky Me! The vinyl sounds great. There's a little bit of Roy Orbison in his voice. This is well worth a listen. 


The Drifter2:58
Danny Boy4:05
A Fellow Needs A Girl3:30
A Ribbon Bow3:15
The Very Thought Of You3:32
On The Street Where You Live2:37
Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair3:22
Panis Angelicus3:33

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Robert Emmet "BobMcGrath (born June 13, 1932) is an American singer, musician, actor, voice artist and children's author best known for playing original human character Bob Johnson on the long-running educational television series, Sesame Street. He was born in Ottawa, Illinois. McGrath was named for Irish patriot Robert Emmet.
Along with Susan, played by Loretta Long, Bob had been one of the two longest-lasting human characters on the series since the show's debut. A Nogginsegment proclaimed the four decades of Bob when promoting Sesame Street on that network. In July 2016, Sesame Workshop announced that McGrath would not return to the show for its 47th season because they would be re-tooling the series, but they did say that McGrath would continue to represent them at public events. Sesame Workshop later announced that there'd be talks to bring him back.
McGrath has said that his two favorite moments on Sesame Street were Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (a 1978 Christmas special that included a pastiche of "The Gift of the Magi"), and the 1983 sequence that candidly addressed the death of longtime character Mr. Hooper, played by his good friend Will Lee who had died the previous year.
McGrath was born in Ottawa, Illinois on June 13, 1932. McGrath is a 1954 graduate of the University of Michigan's School of Music. While attending Michigan, he was a member of the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club and of the fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, where during fraternity events, he washed dishes while fraternity brother David Connell waited tables; a connection which Connell would use when casting began for Sesame Street. He worked with Mitch Millerand was the featured tenor on Miller's NBC-TV television singalong series Sing Along with Mitch for five seasons from 1959 to 1964. He was a singer on theWalt Kelly album Songs of the Pogo.
In the mid-1960s, McGrath became a well-known recording artist in Japan, releasing a series of successful albums of Irish and other folk songs and ballads sung in Japanese. This aspect of his career was the basis of his "secret" when he appeared on the game shows To Tell the Truth in 1966 and I've Got a Secret (February 20, 1967).
For 38 years, McGrath was a regular fixture on Telemiracle, a telethon broadcast annually on CTV outlets in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. 2015 was his final appearance at Telemiracle, where performers at the show paid tribute to him. On March 3, 2006, he was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan for this work by the Lieutenant Governor of SaskatchewanLynda Haverstock. He was given the Saskatchewan Distinguished Service Award in 2013 by the Premier of SaskatchewanBrad Wall.
He has written many children's books, including Uh Oh! Gotta Go! and OOPS! Excuse Me Please!.
In 1995, he was awarded a grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award.
McGrath's "Sing Me a Story" was nominated for the 7th Annual Independent Music Awards for children's album of the year.
On April 10, 2010, he was the first recipient of the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club Lifetime Achievement Award. McGrath also served as master of ceremonies at the Glee Club's 150th anniversary celebration weekend.