THE BEST OF FRANKLIN RECORDS
1967-1972

56 tracks - 160 minutes of music
24 page, full-color booklet


$25
price includes worldwide shipping
 


CD 1
GETTYSBYRG ADDRESS - Love Is A Beautiful Thing
GETTYSBYRG ADDRESS - Keep Your Hands (Off My Baby)
BACK STREET JOURNAL - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
BACK STREET JOURNAL - I'm Not With You
GETTYSBYRG ADDRESS - My Girl
GETTYSBYRG ADDRESS - Be My Baby
JAMIESON-ROBERTS DEVICE - Devil With The Blue Dress On
JAMIESON-ROBERTS DEVICE - I Don't Want To Discuss It
GETTYSBYRG ADDRESS - Come Back To Me Baby
GETTYSBYRG ADDRESS - You've Got To Let Me Know
SUGAR & SPICE - I Don't Need Anything
TRADE WINDS 5 INC. - Get Down With It
TRADE WINDS 5 INC. - Love Makes The World Go Round
EXPEDITION TO EARTH - Expedition To Earth
EXPEDITION TO EARTH - Time Time Time
THE MONGRELS - My Woman
THE MONGRELS - Sitting In The Station
SUGAR & SPICE - Day By Day
MIND EXPLOSION - Nothing Better To Do
MIND EXPLOSION - Someday Sunday
SUGAR & SPICE - Cruel War
SUGAR & SPICE - Not To Return
TRADEWINDS 5 INCP. - Be Sure
 TRADEWINDS 5 INCP. - I Gotta Love You All The Time
THE MONGRELS - Funny Day
THE MONGRELS - Good Good Man (aka "Death Of A Salesman")
LOVE CYRCLE - Never Leave Me Never
LOVE CYRCLE - Wind, Rain & The Seashore
SUGAR & SPICE - Something To Believe
ELECTRIC JUG & BLUES BAND - The Family Breakdown

CD 2
MELVIN D. BURLAP - Let Me Love You

OVERLAND STAGE - Airplane
THE MONGRELS - Do You Know Your Mother
THE MONGRELS - Heartaches
THE TRIAD - The Only Way To Fly
THE TRIAD - Border Line
THE FIFTH - Tobacco Road
THE FIFTH - You Don't Seem To Care
THE FIFTH - Gotta Get Up
THE FIFTH - It Really Doesn't Matter
CHOPPING BLOCK - How Can I Be Right
CHOPPING BLOCK - Goin' Back Home
GOOD FORTUNE - Ring In His Nose
GOOD FORTUNE - After Glow
BLAKEWOOD CASTLE - Lynnie Lynnie
SUGAR & SPICE - Angeline
SUGAR & SPICE - It's Been A Long Time
DUBLIN CORPORATION - Rollin' Common
DUBLIN CORPORATION - Melting Pot
BLAKEWOOD CASTLE - Gimme Little Lovin'
BLAKEWOOD CASTLE - Sweet Love
BLAKEWOOD CASTLE - Farmer's Daughter
BLAKEWOOD CASTLE - Why
SPICE - Strawberry Wine
SPICE - Sweet Talkin' Woman
GETTYSBYRG ADDRESS - Baby True
BLAKEWOOD CASTLE - Scarecrow

 


READ THE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS REVIEW

READ THE UPTOWN MAGAZINE ARTICLE

"My congratulations on the tremendous job you did with this Franklin compilation!
Well researched, excellent layout, and most importantly you've preserved a very special chapter of Canadian music history!
 A project of this scope requires time and tenacity that too few are willing to invest,
so be proud of yourself for making it happen. I know there are many here in Winnipeg who are thrilled with the results!
"
Little Frankie Wonder, Music Director, 92 CITI fm (Winnipeg)

"Anyone who doesn't buy this, cannot claim to really be "into" Canadian music
or '60s garage rock. This is truly essential. Not only the music, but this is worth the
purchase itself for the informative and colorful booklet.
After I first heard that this was in the works, I grew impatient and skeptical of its
release after 3 years. Now I know why it took so long.
This is an amazing product, and totally worth the wait.
The exhaustive research contained here is priceless.
I will wear this out. No one could have done it better
than Shawn (aka Super Oldies)."

"This is far beyond what I expectations. The information contained in the booklet is
more than I knew about the releases, or even the bands. A superb package in all regards.
The sound quality is great too"
~ Frank Wyner (Franklin Records) 

PRODUCT UPDATE
A few notes for those Winnipeg area fans regarding the liner notes of my packaging.
Regarding "Blakewood Castle": Derek Blake (aka Derek Bilyk) is alive and working with the postal service in Winnipeg.
Still playing guitar & writing songs in the privacy of his home...not deceased as many expected.

The whereabouts of the group's lead singer "Lonnie Pannell" are still unknown, even to his family,
but they have passed a photo of "Blakewood Castle" along to me.
John Einarson writes in "this is probably the last lineup of the group,
myself on the left, Dave Mann (drums), Bryan McDowell (bass) & Lonnie Pannell (vocals)".

Photo courtesy of Lonnie Pannell Jr.