Friday, January 20, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Green Lyte Sunday

This soft-rock outfit from Dayton with Cyrkle connections managed to land on RCA, releasing this here record before fading into obscurity.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Jazz Set

I'm back with a new burner. Hopefully this one will last a little longer than the last (which wasn't that long). Thanks to those that contributed!


Monday, January 16, 2017

Easy Listening Moods

Something from the A&M roster for you. BTW, my outboard CD burner (which allows me to make these rips for you) has gone haywire and I need to get a new one. You could help me out by making a donation (hint: click the DONATE button on the right). Or better yet, buy my new album HERE for $5, and you'll get something for your money. Burners cost around $30, so if just a few of you contribute I could get one right quick. Thanks.


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Twelve instros in a brutal time.

BTW, it looks like some of you have been busy downloading this, so much so that I've exceeded this month's free-download allotment, and now Bandcamp has kicked my stuff into automatic pay mode. So if you want to play, you got to pay. For five bucks, you could do worse.


Monday, January 9, 2017

Friday, December 30, 2016

Frank Kinsel - Request

I've been looking for this record for a long time, and I'm hoping someone has it and would be willing to share it. I've seen it on Soulseek (files locked, natch), so I know it's out there. C'mon folks - I share a lot and I get hit with requests for re-ups all the time. Now's your turn to give back.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Electric Indian

A funky exploito set put together by Len Barry (and featuring Vince Montana on vibes and Daryl Hall on keyboards), this is actually a pretty decent, well-recorded record.


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

Past Imperfect

It's been this way
For more than 60 years
And it's highly likely
That it will always be
So I'm putting a stop
To this pointless charade
I'm telling you
That you are dead to me


Sunday, December 18, 2016


Here's yet another Capitol Stereo Showcase compilation, sent by fellow blogger Heidi, who said she thought of me when she spotted it at a local thrift store. Sharity lives!


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Time to Get It Together

And the hits keep a-comin'. Sort of.

Update: Check the comments for some nice shares from October Country.


Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Sugar Bears

Some soon-to-be-famous names were slumming it on this tasty nugget.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Solitary Dreams

Not a bad song in the bunch if you go in for this sort of thing. Which, of course, I do.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tony Scotti

By request, here's a re-up. For those of you that want additional re-ups, check the Wish List below and contribute to this site.

Monday, December 5, 2016


Nice little slice of Capitol's roster from the '70s, presented to you in collaboration with the five and dime TG&Y. Interesting that no songs on this would even be close to being a hit, but, jeez, there's some good shit on here.


Saturday, December 3, 2016


He asked us all to follow him
And follow him we did
We let the devil out of his box
And we can't put back the lid


Friday, December 2, 2016

Wish List

Ol' Mondo is well past the 600,000-visitor mark, and with so many folks coming here, certainly at least one of you has one of these. I've shared a ton of music with you, filled requests, and re-upped records; now's your chance to return the favor. If you've got one of these bad boys (or anything else along these lines you'd like to share), please put a link in the comments.

Terry Baxter: "Feelin' Groovy"

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The New Classic Singers

Lightening up the mood, here's a fresh vinyl rip of the New Classic Singers, singing, as they say, today's new classics.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Don Scaletta Trio

Just chillin' here. Have a great Thanksgiving.


Super Rock

Here's a real rare treat for you. This rip is from a three-LP set featuring hits of the day by a group called the Candy Rock Generation, of whom I can find no information. They could be some sort conglomeration of sessioners, but that may not be likely as many of the performances are pretty wobbly. My set is not in the best of shape, so sorry about the surface noise and occasional skip (if anyone with the inclination and technology would like to clean this up and repost, be my guest). At any rate, this one's a lot of fun. More info here.

Update: Check the comments for newly updated links.

Part One and Part Two

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Here's a very cool, obscure mid-'70s record on A&M. Came and went without a stir, which is a shame.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

The A&M Bootleg Album

With many thanks to Popville, here is an uber-rare A&M comp. This one goes out to Leon ...


Monday, November 7, 2016

Today's Great Popular Favorites

Yep, today's great popular favorites ... or rather, yesterday's. And were they all that popular?


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Sounds of the Seventies Orchestra

Fulfilling my own request, here is a fab collection of instros from the Capitol tower.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Diary of a Plague Year

We think we're at our peak
We look at how high we can reach
But like Sisyphus
We go a-tumbling down
We go to church
And we pray for our souls to be saved
The water's rising
And we're scared we'll drown
Can you see Him
God is sleeping

A donation of any amount would be greatly appreciated. On an unrelated note, check out the 20th Anniversary Edition of DJ Shadow's "Endtroducing." It features lots of bonuses, including extensive liner notes by yours truly.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Kusudo & Worth

An article on the Custom Fidelity label in the recent issue of Ugly Things brought this haunting, homemade folky gem to my attention. Now I am bringing it to yours. Check out more Custom Fidelity tracks here.