James, Tommy

Vinyl Records and Rare LPs:

James, Tommy - My Head, My Bed & My Red Guitar My Head, My Bed & My Red Guitar
Pop New - LP SR 3007 Roulette
Sealed 1971 Stereo Original. Saw Cut. ... more details
 
James, Tommy - Christian Of The World Christian Of The World
Pop New - LP SR 3001 Roulette
Sealed 1972 Original. Saw-Cut. "Bruce Staple Had The Honor Of Engineering Both Tommy James And Ex-Members Of The Shondells For Their Respective Roulette Solo Projects (Except For James' Brilliant My Head, My Bed And My Red Guitar, Which Featured The Work Of Nashville's Scotty Moore). All Of The Solo Albums By Tommy James Show A Sparkle And Understanding Of The Magic That Makes For Great Pop Recordings; It Is Absolutely A Shame He Did Not Rival Elton John For Supremacy Of The Charts In The '70s. "Bits And Pieces" Has A Riff Taken Straight Out Of Phil Spector's Crystals Songbook, While "I Believe In People" Is Everything Motown Was Searching For In The '70s When They Signed The Four Seasons And Lesley Gore. Ritchie Cordell, Who Almost Single-Handedly Wrote The Entire I Think We're Alone Now Album, Co-Writes "Church St. Soul Revival" With Tommy James; It Is The Only One Of The 13 Titles Not Co-Written With Bob King And It Is Absolutely Brilliant. So Is "Another Hill To Climb," But On Another Level. The Genius Of Tommy James Is That Along With His Perfect Radio Voice And Ability To Construct And Deliver Hits, He Knows How To Nick Riffs Right And Left And Reformulate Them To Suit His Compact Pop Essays. Christian Of The World Is Another Top-Notch Tommy James Album; Despite The Two Final Top 40 Hits He Received Until He Switched Labels, It Has Not Received The Critical Acclaim It Deserves. It's Extraordinary, From The Opening Track To "Silk Satin, Carriage Waiting." Again, Tommy James Should Have Been Battling Elton John Throughout The '70s The Way The Beatles And The Rolling Stones Went Back And Forth On The Charts. The World Is A Lesser Place Because These Recordings Did Not Get The Additional Airplay They So Richly Deserved.” – Joe Viglione, All Music Guide... more details
 
James, Tommy - Tommy James Tommy James
Pop New - LP SR 42051 Roulette
Sealed 1970 Stereo Original With Cut Out Hole. Includes "Ball And Chain."... more details
 
James, Tommy - Tommy James Tommy James
Pop New - LP SR 42051 Roulette
Sealed 1970 Stereo Original With The Original K Mart Price Sticker.... more details
 
James, Tommy - Christian Of The World Christian Of The World
Pop New - LP SR 3001 Roulette
Sealed 1972 Gatefold Original With Custom Hype Sticker And Original K-Mart Price Tag On Shrink. "Bruce Staple Had The Honor Of Engineering Both Tommy James And Ex-Members Of The Shondells For Their Respective Roulette Solo Projects (Except For James' Brilliant My Head, My Bed And My Red Guitar, Which Featured The Work Of Nashville's Scotty Moore). All Of The Solo Albums By Tommy James Show A Sparkle And Understanding Of The Magic That Makes For Great Pop Recordings; It Is Absolutely A Shame He Did Not Rival Elton John For Supremacy Of The Charts In The '70s. "Bits And Pieces" Has A Riff Taken Straight Out Of Phil Spector's Crystals Songbook, While "I Believe In People" Is Everything Motown Was Searching For In The '70s When They Signed The Four Seasons And Lesley Gore. Ritchie Cordell, Who Almost Single-Handedly Wrote The Entire I Think We're Alone Now Album, Co-Writes "Church St. Soul Revival" With Tommy James; It Is The Only One Of The 13 Titles Not Co-Written With Bob King And It Is Absolutely Brilliant. So Is "Another Hill To Climb," But On Another Level. The Genius Of Tommy James Is That Along With His Perfect Radio Voice And Ability To Construct And Deliver Hits, He Knows How To Nick Riffs Right And Left And Reformulate Them To Suit His Compact Pop Essays. Christian Of The World Is Another Top-Notch Tommy James Album; Despite The Two Final Top 40 Hits He Received Until He Switched Labels, It Has Not Received The Critical Acclaim It Deserves. It's Extraordinary, From The Opening Track To "Silk Satin, Carriage Waiting." Again, Tommy James Should Have Been Battling Elton John Throughout The '70s The Way The Beatles And The Rolling Stones Went Back And Forth On The Charts. The World Is A Lesser Place Because These Recordings Did Not Get The Additional Airplay They So Richly Deserved.” – Joe Viglione, All Music Guide... more details
 
James, Tommy - Christian Of The World Christian Of The World
Pop New - LP SR 3001 Roulette
Sealed 1972 Gatefold Original With Custom Hype Sticker On Shrink. "Bruce Staple Had The Honor Of Engineering Both Tommy James And Ex-Members Of The Shondells For Their Respective Roulette Solo Projects (Except For James' Brilliant My Head, My Bed And My Red Guitar, Which Featured The Work Of Nashville's Scotty Moore). All Of The Solo Albums By Tommy James Show A Sparkle And Understanding Of The Magic That Makes For Great Pop Recordings; It Is Absolutely A Shame He Did Not Rival Elton John For Supremacy Of The Charts In The '70s. "Bits And Pieces" Has A Riff Taken Straight Out Of Phil Spector's Crystals Songbook, While "I Believe In People" Is Everything Motown Was Searching For In The '70s When They Signed The Four Seasons And Lesley Gore. Ritchie Cordell, Who Almost Single-Handedly Wrote The Entire I Think We're Alone Now Album, Co-Writes "Church St. Soul Revival" With Tommy James; It Is The Only One Of The 13 Titles Not Co-Written With Bob King And It Is Absolutely Brilliant. So Is "Another Hill To Climb," But On Another Level. The Genius Of Tommy James Is That Along With His Perfect Radio Voice And Ability To Construct And Deliver Hits, He Knows How To Nick Riffs Right And Left And Reformulate Them To Suit His Compact Pop Essays. Christian Of The World Is Another Top-Notch Tommy James Album; Despite The Two Final Top 40 Hits He Received Until He Switched Labels, It Has Not Received The Critical Acclaim It Deserves. It's Extraordinary, From The Opening Track To "Silk Satin, Carriage Waiting." Again, Tommy James Should Have Been Battling Elton John Throughout The '70s The Way The Beatles And The Rolling Stones Went Back And Forth On The Charts. The World Is A Lesser Place Because These Recordings Did Not Get The Additional Airplay They So Richly Deserved.” – Joe Viglione, All Music Guide... more details
 
James, Tommy - Tommy James Tommy James
Pop New - LP SR 42051 Roulette
Sealed 1970 Original. “A Very Cosmic/Psychedelic Album Cover Has Seven Black-And-White Tommy James Heads Coasting Over What Looks Like An Acid Trip, Rainbow Behind Him, Colors Dripping Upwards. It's The Opposite Of The Black-And-White Psychedelic Look Of The Cellophane Symphony Album. "Come Away," "Ball And Chain" From The First Tommy James Solo Album Sounds Like It Is An Outtake From The Velvet Underground's Loaded LP. "Meet The Comer" Has Bits Of Neil Young's "Helpless," All Gone Pop. It's A Real Gift To Tune In And Grab Melodies From The Cosmos, And Rest Assured, Memorable Hooks And Special Sounds Are All Over These Grooves. "Midnight Train" Continues The Party, Making This A Very Underground Pop Album. "Come To Me" Leads Off Side Two, And It Is The Lost Sequel To "Sugar On Sunday," The Big Hit For The Clique Which First Appeared On The Crimson & Clover Album. "Come To Me" Has A Choir Of Backing Vocals And Should've Been A Smash With Its Flavors Of Past Glories Enhanced With A New Bridge. It's Perhaps The Most Experimental Of All His Projects, More Cohesive Than Peter Lucia And Mike Vale's Hog Heaven, And Sets The Stage For The Refined Christian Of The World And The Reverent And Very Satisfying Nashville Recording My Head, My Bed And My Red Guitar. Where A Song Like "Quick Silver Would Be Out Of Place On Those Aforementioned Titles, It Fits Perfectly On This Descent Into A Pop Maestro's Psyche. An Enlightening Project, And Like Many Of Tommy James' Other Artistic Endeavors, Tragically Overlooked.” Joe Viglione, AMG.... more details
 

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