The story of David Hersk's custom studio and record company, Gaity, and its three tiny affiliates, Perry, Twayne, and Laura, gets a second volume here, rife with rarities from what is generally described as "America's most primitive label. The other ingredient came from the bands and artists themselves, playing with a go-for-broke spirit that was awfully hard to ignore. Although these singles were little more than vanity pressings funded by the artists using his label, Hersk still exercised producer's prerogative in selecting what material wisely pushing originals would bear the Gaity imprint.
This second volume corrals 20 more examples from this legendary label with typically unbridled, hard-rocking results. The tale of the Gaity "house band," the Glenraysgets told in this volume, starting with their crude acetate of "Easy Rhythm," cut when they were still the Crown Teens. Gaity was also still recording doo wop -- what little existed of it existed back then in the Twin Cities -- and the Velquins' lone single "My Dear," "Falling Star" is the only departure here from the label's hard-rockin' teen combo sound.
ByGaity's The Long And Winding Road - The Beatles - The Beatles Collection was big enough to corral three acts from nearby North Dakota to make the trip up to ply their wares in Hersk's basement studio.
The relocation forever changed the sound of Gaity Records, but Hersk -- who was winding down the label by -- went out Little Marlene - Various - Bloodshot! The Gaity Records Story Vol. 2 a rocking high Us - Celine Dion* - Lets Talk About Love, recording Little Marlene - Various - Bloodshot! The Gaity Records Story Vol.
Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.
Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date January 1, Track Listing. Blue Black Hair. The Jades. Easy Rhythm. Crown Teens. Rhythm Review. Theme from a Fireplace. Twist All Wrong. Miller-Olsen Combo. Change Your Mind. Surfin' Crow. My Dear. The Corvairs. Shake Baby Shake. Jesse Lee Turner. Hey Little Willie. Falling Star. Fidel Castro Rock. Little Marlene.
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