Friday, July 11, 2014

Twin Tone Records Catalog Sampler

I'm not sure how Twin Tone Records got away with putting Harmon Killebrew on the cover of their catalog sampler--must have been a sweetheart deal (and if that's not Killebrew, then I don't know who it is). It's a classic, through and through.

This is typical of a catalog sampler--you have artists who are all over the map. You even have Robyn Hitchcock on this thing, which blows my mind. The package works well as a marketing tool because it delivers eighteen tracks from so many different and prominent artists. Something tells me Twin Tone could have been a much bigger deal if they had gotten a better break. In terms of American record labels, I have always thought Twin Tone should have been given more credit for finding so many amazing artists.

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