Saturday, 24 December 2011

DICK JENSEN AND THE IMPORTS "BACK IN CIRCULATION / UNCLE JOHN'S GOOD TIME BAND" (1966)



Here's the second 7" - in a series of three - that Dick Jensen recorded for Loma Records in 1965-1966. Active during the 1964-1968 period, Loma was a Los Angeles based subsidiary of Warner Brothers for Soul, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, etc. Attempting to cash in on the success of labels like Motown and Stax, it focused on releasing 45 RPM records aimed at the younger generations.

Credited to "Dick Jensen and The Imports" and bearing catalogue number 2029, "Back In Circulation / Uncle John's Good Time Band" was released in February 1966, once again in a Warner Bros. company sleeve. The item pictured in this page is a promotional copy and has white labels, you can see images of the "official" release - with yellow labels - on the sparkling Loma Records website.





Side A offers "Back In Circulation", a song written by Mac Rebennac in the old days when he was still a session man and hadn't yet adopted the persona of Dr. John "The Night Tripper", for whom he is better known nowadays. It is believed that Mac was one of the musicians involved in the session. "Back In Circulation" is a strong number with a nice horns arrangement and a rough edge that gives it a live feel.

Russ Regan (...probaly this guy, but I am not 100% sure...) produced both the tracks on this release and also penned "Uncle John's Goodtime Band", the number that fills the second half of the single. Infused with an Early Jazz atmosphere, the track offers a different angle on the mid-60s Dick Jensen.

Here's the track list for this 7" single:

01. Back In Circulation (2:02)
02. Uncle John's Good Time Band (2:20)

Both tracks were remastered from vinyl in December 2011 and are available in FLAC lossless format or high-quality 320 Kbps MP3 files, both formats include scans of the original item in PDF format. Please have a look at the comments for the download links.


More information about Loma Records and Dick Jensen is available here:

http://www.lomarecords.com/

http://archives.starbulletin.com/2006/06/22/news/story02.html

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2006/Jun/22/il/FP606220304.html

http://www.oahuislandnews.com/May05/Home.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Jensen

I'm currently compiling a Dick Jensen biography, the first part of this work-in-progress covers the period 1942-1972 and is available here.

I'm also trying to compile a Dick Jensen exhaustive discography, my work-in-progress is available here.

Last but not least, I'm also trying to build a collection of Dick Jensen pictures and memorabilia, my work-in-progress is available here.

All my posts dedicated to Dick Jensen on this blog are available here.


I will post more Dick Jensen stuff in the next weeks, if you have any other useful information about him and his releases or if you spot any dead links, just get in touch with me at stereocandies [at] hotmail [dot] com or leave a comment in the box below, thank you!

2 comments:

  1. FLAC: https://dfiles.eu/files/3z0iomixh

    MP3: https://dfiles.eu/files/eyvdostgy

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