The Complete Loma Singles: Vol.1 (2CD)

Various Artists

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July 7, 2017

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It didn't have any hits to speak of. Its roster of artists was obscure to say the least. And it only released about 100 singles and a half dozen albums in the four short years (1964-1968) of its existence. But in the five decades that have passed since Loma Records existed as a little-known imprint of Warner Brothers Records, it has become a highly-coveted label - maybe the most coveted label - among '60s soul and R&B collectors.

Why has Loma has become such a hot property? Well, it has not been well anthologized in the digital age - witness the fact that over half of the tracks on this 50-song set have never appeared on CD, and nothing piques collector interest like scarcity. But there is a deeper story here. While Loma was started by WB chief Mike Maitland as a purely commercial venture designed to accommodate the flood of recordings being made by artists and producers off roster, label head Bob Krasnow - veteran of such hallowed indie labels as Del-Fi, Autumn, and King - recognized that Warner's holdings were severely lacking in soul and R&B, and brought a certain focus to Loma's "throw it at the wall and see if it sticks" approach. Which, given the times, was not a bad approach at all.

The post-Beatles rising tide of pop music really did lift all boats, prompting an incredible outburst of creativity in the recording industry across all genres. That's why, alongside the hitless wonders on these 50 tracks, you will find legends like Gene Page, Jerry Ragavoy, and James Brown producing and arranging. And why you will also find some legendary artists, like Ike & Tina Turner, Little Jerry Williams (a.k.a Swamp Dogg), and Smiley Lewis, as well as artists like The Olympics (whose complete output for Loma appears here, including the original version of "Good Lovin'") and The Apollas that are treasured by '60s soul collectors.

This is the first of four 2-CD collections containing the complete singles output for Loma that we have planned here at Real Gone, and we have brought '60s rock and soul guru Alec Palao on board to write the liner notes and co-produce. Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision, all but one single of this material comes from original tape sources, and we have rounded up some rare photos to complete the package. Big, big news for collectors, with more to come!

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Key Value
Catalogue number RLGM06062PMI
Barcode 0848064006060
Number of items 2
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 120g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. BILLY STORM I Never Want to Dream Again (There Is a Garden) -
2. BILLY STORM Baby, Don’t Look Down -
3. THE SINGERS (I Was) Born to Lose -
4. THE SINGERS Midnight Prowl -
5. CLYDE & THE BLUE JAYS The Big Jerk (Part One) -
6. CLYDE & THE BLUE JAYS The Big Jerk (Part Two) -
7. BOB & EARL Everybody Jerk -
8. BOB & EARL Just One Look in Your Eyes -
9. LITTLE JERRY WILLIAMS I’m the Lover Man -
10. LITTLE JERRY WILLIAMS The Push, Push, Push -
12. LUCKY CARMICHAEL Blues with a Feelin’ -
13. SUGAR ‘N’ SPICE Come Go with Me -
14. SUGAR ‘N’ SPICE Playboy -
15. REB FOSTER Something You Got -
16. REB & THE ROGUES Quetzel and Jude -
17. BILLY STORM Goldfinger -
18. BILLY STORM Debbie and Mitch -
19. THE OLYMPICS I’m Comin’ Home -
20. THE OLYMPICS Rainin’ in My Heart -
21. IKE & TINA TURNER Tell Her I’m Not Home -
22. IKE & TINA TURNER I’m Thru with Love -
23. THE ENCHANTERS I Want to Be Loved -
24. THE ENCHANTERS I Paid for the Party -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. THE OLYMPICS Good Lovin’ -
2. THE OLYMPICS Olympic Shuffle -
3. BABY LLOYD There’s Something on Your Mind (Part One) -
4. BABY LLOYD There’s Something on Your Mind (Part Two) -
5. IKE & TINA TURNER Somebody (Somewhere) Needs You -
6. IKE & TINA TURNER (I’ll Do Anything) Just to Be with You -
7. BOBBY BENNETT & THE DYNAMICS Soul Jerk (Part One) -
8. BOBBY BENNETT & THE DYNAMICS Soul Jerk (Part Two) -
9. THE OLYMPICS Baby I’m Yours -
10. THE OLYMPICS No More Will I Cry -
11. WALTER FOSTER Waitin’ -
12. WALTER FOSTER Your Search Is Over -
13. THE APOLLAS You’re Absolutely Right -
14. THE APOLLAS Lock Me in Your Heart -
15. BRENDA HALL Soldier Baby of Mine -
16. BRENDA HALL Oh Eddy, My Baby -
18. DICK JENSEN & THE IMPORTS Since I Fell for You -
19. THE YOUNG LIONS We Better Get Along -
20. THE YOUNG LIONS Live and Learn -
21. KELL OSBORNE You Can’t Outsmart a Woman -
22. KELL OSBORNE That’s What’s Happening -
23. THE SMILEY LEWIS BAND The Bells Are Ringing -
24. THE SMILEY LEWIS BAND Walkin’ the Girl -
25. THE APOLLAS Just Can’t Get Enough of You -
26. THE APOLLAS Nobody’s Baby (Am I) -