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Richard Barone & Al Jardine – If I Had A Hammer

The first collaboration between a Richard Barone (The Bongos) and Al Jardine (the Beach Boys), exclusively for ONE’s Agit8 campaign.

Written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays in 1949, this was one of the first protest songs ever to become a hit record. They first performed the song publicly in the midst of the federal trial for the leaders of the Communist Party of the United States, accused of generating support for the overthrow of the federal government. Seeger has been a teacher and mentor to Barone (who produced Seeger’s most recent single), and was an inspiration for many of the Beach Boys’ folkier tunes such as “Sloop John B.” The group’s harmonies were in turn a big influence on Richard’s group The Bongos.

rest in peace, Pete Seeger




The Bongos – Bulrushes

Most of this was filmed at the Peppermint Lounge, NYC, 1982. Rob Norris on bass, Frank, Giannini drums, Richard Barone guitar, James Mastro guitar.

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Odd Girl Out – Richard Barone/Jill Sobule
Taken from the “Glow” album via Bar/None, ‘Odd Girl Out’ was co-written by Barone and Jill Sobule, the song tells the true story of a lesbian in the pre-Stonewall days of the West Village. 

Glow is the new solo album from Richard Barone, guitarist and vocalist for cult faves the Bongos. The album is a sonic delight; like a lost solo Beatle album from a glam-rock future-world. After taking a break from performing to produce others and write a book, Barone is back working with his long time friend and favorite producer Tony Visconti along with Steve Addabbo, Jill Sobule, Paul Williams (co-write “Silence Is Our Song”), Smithereens drummer Dennis Diken and others, Glow positively glows with great songs like “Gravity’s Pull,” “Yet Another Midnight” and a captivating cover of Marc Bolan’s “Girl.” The king of chamber pop does not disappoint on this stunning new addition to his catalog.
































“Glow” is the new solo album from Richard Barone, guitarist and vocalist for cult faves the Bongos. The album is a sonic delight; like a lost solo Beatle album from a glam-rock future-world. After taking a break from performing to produce others and write a book, Barone is back working with his long time friend and favorite producer Tony Visconti (along with Steve Addabbo, Jill Sobule and others) Glow positively glows with great songs like “Gravity’s Pull,” “Yet Another Midnight” and a captivating cover of Marc Bolan’s “Girl.” The king of chamber pop does not disappoint on this stunning new addition to his catalog. 


‘Gravity’s Pull’ is the first track on “Glow,” which also features ‘Silence is Our Song’ co-written by Paul Williams. The album is due out on September 14th via Bar/None Records.

Richard Barone-Gravity’s Pull by barnonerecords


 
“I’ve Never Seen A Straight Banana–Rare Moments: Volume 1″ is completely UNRELEASED recordings recorded and produced in 1976 by Bongos frontman Richard Barone at the tender age of 16. Including a full band overdub starring Barone and Terre Roche of the Roches.

We like characters here at ‘Collectors’ Choice Music’, because characters often make the best music, and thus our label roster has the likes of Spike Jones, Shel Silverstein, Little Richard and even Wildman Fischer. But there is one artist who out-characters them all, Mr. Herbert Khaury a.k.a. Tiny Tim, and with this release we proudly add him to our colorful label roster! Actually, Tim’s outrageous persona and ‘Tonight Show’ wedding tended to obscure the fact that the guy was a walking encyclopedia of early American popular music, and you can hear that on this collection of completely UNRELEASED recordings recorded and produced in 1976 by Bongos frontman Richard Barone at the tender age of 16. Tim takes us from the earliest Edison cylinders all the way up through Eddie Cantor, Bob Dylan and then-contemporary songs of the day, with some originals and no shortage, of, yes, character on these 15 tracks! Tiny Tim biographer Justin Martell contributes liner notes. Includes ‘Prelude: What Strange God Designed Me? I’ve Never Seen a Straight Banana’ (with a full band overdub starring Barone and Terre Roche of the Roches); ‘Baby Shoes; Mr. Phonograph; It’s Not Your Nationality; Nobody Loves a Fat Man; You Are Heaven Here on Earth; The Space Ship Song; Tiny Meets Dylan: Vagabond Lover/Like a Rolling Stone/My Time Is Your Time; Granny/Carolina Mammy; You Can Take Me Away from Dixie (but You Can’t Take Dixie from Me); School Days; With My Guitar; Dear Tuesday; I Found You; When They’re Old Enough to Know Better (It’s Better to Leave Them Alone)’, and some “deleted scenes.” A guaranteed good time. (Collectors’ Choice Music)
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