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Earl McGrath was the ultimate 70s jet setter, an art collector and comic bon vivant who stumbled into the record business between legendary parties in New York and LA and discovered Daryl Hall and John Oates and then Jim Carroll. Atlantic founder Ahmet Ertegun gave Earl his own label, Clean Records, in 1970; Mick Jagger hired him to run Rolling Stones Records in 1977.Friend to Joan Didion, Andy Warhol, and a galaxy of luminaries, Earl was an inveterate tastemaker. Actor Harrison Ford, who before Star Wars fame was Earls handyman and pot dealer, called him "the last of a breed, one of the last great gentlemen and bohemians."After Earl died in 2016, journalist Joe Hagan, author of the critically-acclaimed Sticky Fingers, the biography of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner, discovered a trove of rare and unheard tapes in Earls apartment in New York-literally inside his closet. "I asked for a step ladder and the first box I pulled off the shelf was a master tape of Some Girls, the Stones album," says Hagan.Now Light in the Attic Records proudly presents Earls Closet, a double album of the treasures discovered inside, including unheard music by Daryl Hall and John Oates, David Johansen, Terry Allen, Delbert McClinton, Warhol "Superstar" Ultra Violet, Detroit sax legend Norma Jean Bell, Jim Carroll and an eclectic cast of undiscovered artists who once vied for fame and glory-folk, rock, country, funk and R&B gems that virtually no one has heard in decades. Whether its the almost-famous power pop of Shadow from Detroit, or the Delfonics-style soul of the Blood Brothers Six, Earls Closet retraces the dreams of artists who once sent demos to Earl McGrath. Longtime Light in the Attic-affiliated reissue producer Pat Thomas assisted Hagan in tracking down the artists and finalizing the paperwork.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Two More Bottles Of Wine - Delbert & Glen 02. Baby Come Closer - Daryl Hall And John Oates 03. Gonna California - Terry Allen 04. Only Yourself To Lose - Kazoo Singers 05. Christopher - Michael Mccarty 06. Dixie Darling - Jim Hurt 07. California - Mark Rodney 08. Killer - Country (fondiler & Snow) 09. Dry In The Sun - Daryl Hall And John Oates 10. Oh La La - Shadow 11. Cocaine Cowboy - Terry Allen 12. How Do You Do (children Of The Most High) - Ultra Violet 13. Invisible Lady - Johnny Angel (johnny Angelino) 14. I See My Days Go By - Shadow 15. Where Have All The Flowers Gone? - Blood Brothers Six 16. Salt Showers - Len And Betsy Greene 17. Holy Commotion - Paul Potash 18. Sail Away - Jabor 19. Funky But Chic - David Johansen 20. Just Look-ah What You'll Be Missing - Norma Jean Bell 21. Tension - The Jim Carroll Band 22. Waiting For Me - Little Whisper And The Rumors

Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 2
Release date: 15-07-2022
Item # : 557073     
Availability: IN STOCK

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