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The Numero Group: The Cleopatra Label (NJ)

Chicago, 26.07.18

In New Jersey, Tommy Falcone remade himself into a DIY Phil Spector. From 1962 to 1970, he founded and ran Cleopatra Records, discovered and mentored young Garden State talent, wrote songs and produced wild studio effects, and quit his day job to promote it all himself. Trained as an accordionist, Falcone had a whirlwind imagination and an omnivorous approach to genre, expressed through acts like the Centuries, the Tabbys, Johnny Silvio, the Inmates, Bernadette Carroll, the Hallmarks, Vickie & the Van Dykes, the Shandillons, Eugene Viscione, the Shoestring, and more. Cleopatra became a time-capsule of every 1960s pop style imaginable—garage rock, psychedelia, surf, girl groups, soul, novelties, exotica, even a crooner—a kaleidoscope of sound in search of the ever-elusive hit record.

Tracklist

  • The Sticks & Stones
    The Wrong Side Of My Dreams
  • The Hallmarks
    Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind
  • The Inmates
    You Tell Lies
  • Jimmy Davis
    I Can’t Love You Anymore
  • Vickie & The Van Dykes
    True Love
  • Dick Thunder
    Don’t Let Her Know
  • Bernadette Carroll
    When We’re Older
  • Hallmarks
    Distant Rain
  • Tommy Falcone, The Centuries
    Like Weird
  • Killer Joe Piro’s
    Lonely Little Girl
  • The Inmates
    Crystal Bal
  • The Hallmarks
    Nightmare
  • The Centuries
    Shoop De Hoop Twine (Instrumental)
  • The Reminiscents
    Please Lie To Me
  • Joe Templeton
    Lover Be Fair
  • The Falconettes
    After All
  • Bernadette Carroll
    Care A Little
  • Wayne Fauross
    Sweet Dreams & Promises
  • The Falconettes
    Same Mistake
  • The Centuries
    Beach Umbrella World
  • The Hallmarks
    That Kind Of Woman
  • Dick Thunder
    Gee But I’m Lonesome
  • Unknown Artist
    I Don’t Mind (Demo)
  • The Centuries
    Untitled
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