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ARTIST
TITLE
Don & Stevie
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
BMS 047CD BMS 047CD
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RELEASE DATE
8/19/2014

2013 release. Lost love songs and self-pressed pop acetates made in the late '60s by the previously unheard California folk duo Don & Stevie Gere. These recordings of unreleased and unknown American acidic folk and acoustic pop sat untouched and unplayed in a box of unmarked studio tapes at their family home in Los Angeles for over 40 years. As original pop songs and guitar-based arrangements from Don Gere, the man who made the stoner psych soundtrack for cult movie Werewolves On Wheels, these rescued one-off pressings were sung in harmony with his teenage sweetheart and lifelong partner, Stevie Howard, recorded at LA based walk-in studio sessions. Sprouting a missing branch in the family tree of L.A.-based artists like Curt Boetcher and Doug Rhodes (The Millennium), Waddy Wachtel (Buckingham Nicks) David Gates (Bread) and members of The Steve Miller Band, this CD includes original versions of tracks written for or featuring all of the above, as well as destroyed and unreleased film music. What might have been considered a "lost" treasure until now has remained previously unshared outside of the duo's own private relationship, and presents fans of obscure folk and privately produced pop with a unique collection that defies collectability and paints a fuller picture of a lesser-spotted enigma in uninhabited unison with his closest musical confidant.