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Devoted To The Music Of The Sixties
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VARIOUS ARTISTS - REMBRANDT RECORDS STORY & 7"

 
         
  Vinyl LP [BREAK 044 LP]  
  7" [BREAK 045 LP]  
  released March 2015    
       
 
This collection covers the first two incredible years of Rembrandt Records, a Chicago based Garage and Psychedelic label of the sixties. After the first release by the Nite-Owls failed to chart, Rembrandt Records’ owner Reggie Weiss moved in a different direction.
 
   
   
   
 

His next releases, “Open Up Your Mind” by the Nuchez, merged garage with psychedelic music. The song was based on an LSD trip and response to the single was positive. Soon other more psych-pop singles were issued by The Circus, the Nickel Bag and Monday’s Children. Cash Box magazine began plugging Rembrandt Records during the fall of 1966. But Weiss was unable to secure solid distribution and could not compete with the larger Chicago based record labels such as Dunwich, USA, and Destination.  By 1967, Weiss was devoting all of his time to promote a high-school band called The Lemon Drops. He wrote another LSD inspired song titled “I Live In The Springtime” for the band. Unfortunately, the single was unable to chart, even regionally. Over the ensuing decades though, the reputation of The Lemon Drops, The Nuchez, The Nite-Owls and other Rembrandt artists has grown immeasurably. This compilation contains the most important singles sides issued on Rembrandt Records between 1966-1967, plus a number of essential previously unreleased versions and mixes that are appearing on vinyl for the first time ever. The fourteen recordings on this album make it apparent that Rembrandt Records was way ahead of its time when these treasures from the psychedelic 60’s were recorded.

 
         
 

 
         
   
TRACKLIST:

   
         
 

Side 1

1. Nite-Owls
Come On Back

(Gary Miller)
Rembrandt 6461 / A-side – 1966

2. Nuchez
Open Up Your Mind

(Reggie Weiss)
Unreleased Mono Master / 1966

3. Nickel Bag
The Woods

(Gary Miller-Jon Stocklin)
    Unreleased Mono Master / 1966

4. Circus
Sands Of Mind

(Mike Levinson)
Rembrandt 5003 / A-side – 1966

5. Lemon Drops
I Live In The Springtime
(Reggie Weiss)
Rembrandt 5009 / A-side – 1967

6. Monday’s Children
Long Lost Friend

(Bill Archer)
Rembrandt 5002 / A-side – 1966

7. Nite-Owls
It’s A Hassle

(Gary Miller-Jon Stocklin)
Unreleased Mono Master / Unreleased 1966

Side 2

1. Nickel Bag
The Woods

(Gary Miller-Jon Stocklin)
Rembrandt 5004 / A-Side - 1966

2. Nite-Owls
It’s A Hassle

(Gary Miller-Jon Stocklin)
Rembrandt 6529 / B-Side – 1966

3. Lemon Drops
Listen Girl

(Danny Smola-Eddie Weiss)
Rembrandt 5009 / B-side – 1967

4. Circus
Games We Play

(Mike Levinson)
Unreleased Stereo Master / 1966

5. Nuchez
Open Up Your Mind

(Reggie Weiss)
Rembrandt 5001/A-side - 1966

6. Lemon Drops
Sometime Ago

(Reggie Weiss)
Previously Unreleased / 1967

7. Nuchez
BG’s One Eye

(Reggie Weiss)

Rembrandt 5001/B-side - 1966


 
 


7" Bonus Tracks


1. Nite-Owls
Something You Got
(Chris Kenner)
Previously Unreleased 1966

2. Nite-Owls
Ooh Poo Pah Doo
(Jesse Hill)
Previously Unreleased 1966

 

 
 
Listen to Nite Owls - Come On Back[click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to Nuchez - Open Up Your Mind [click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to Nickle Back - The Woods[click below]
 
 
 
         
 
Listen to Lemon Drops - I Live In The Springtime [click below]
 
 
 
 
 
 
         
   
 
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    It´s All My Own Bizzare Dream
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THE HORDE LP
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THE HORDE LP
    Break 032 - 2
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THE HORDE LP
    Break 032 - 3
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KNIGHT RIDERS LP
    S.F. 1965: The Autumn Demos
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TRAVEL AGENCY 7"
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Various Artists
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THE RAUNCH Mini LP
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London Dri sold out
    Western Skies
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THE LIBERTY BELL
    Thoughts and Visions
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THE D-MEN
    I WANNA SHOUT
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THE SYNDICATE
    THE EGYPTIAN THING
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THE HORDE LP & 7" EP/CDsold out
    PRESS BUTTONS FIRMLY
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THE REDONDOS LP
    FULL CIRCLE WITH...
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THE OLIVERS CD
    BEEKER STREET
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THE OLIVERS LP
    LOST DOVE SESSIONS
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THE OLIVERS Single
    I Saw What You Did b/w Beeker Street
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CATHERINE´S HORSE CD/LP
    Garage Blues From Connecticut
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THE ABSTRACTS:
 
Hey, Let´s GoNow
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THE ROOSTERS:sold out
 
All Of Our Days
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THE RINGERS:
 
Let Them Be Known
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THE VAMPIRES:sold out
 
A Shot Of Rhythm ´n´ Soul
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THE TROUP:
 
Going Away With The Troup
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THE EMBERMANN FIVE:sold out
 
Fire In Their Hearts
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THE HEARD MEET THE ONLY ONES:sold out
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PSYCHOTIC REACTION:sold out
 
Masters Of Trash
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TRENCHMEN MEET THE LOST SOULS: sold out
    North Dakota ´60s Garage
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THE FIFTH ORDER: sold out
    Bonfire! The Return of...
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LOS YOUNG BEATS:
    The Exciting Sound Of...
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BELFAST GYPSIES: sold out
    I Want You/Baby Blue
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THE GUILLOTEENS: sold out
    Action!Action!Action!
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JAGGED EDGE aka THE OFF-SET:
    A Change Is Gonna Come
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UNITED TRAVEL SERVICE:
    Wind And Stone
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THE MORNING DEW:
    Early Years: Topeka, Kansas 66-69
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THE JUJUS:
    You Treat Me Bad