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The Ventures Band Members: Bob Spalding, Nokie Edwards, Don Wilson, Gerry McGee, Bob Bogle, Leon Taylor.
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Mel Taylor & The Magics In Action

Aug, 08 2013

I recently found out that Warner Bros. Records in Japan have just re-released the Mel Taylor & The Magics 'In Action' album on CD.  This was originally released in 1966 on vinyl of course and, shortly after Mel passed away (17 years ago this week), they re-issued it on CD with a bonus track. The current re-issue consists of only the original 12 tracks.  Since this has never been widely available (at least not since 1966, almost 50 years ago - gulp!), I imagine there will be some fans who would like to buy a copy.

The tracks are as follows:

Drums A Go-Go, From Russia With Love, The 'In' Crowd, Bullseye, Bongo Rock, Skokiaan, Watermelon Man, Harlem Nocturne, A Taste of Honey, The Creeper, No E xit, Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White

This is a budget CD, issued as part of Warner Bros. Japan's 'Masters of Pop' series.  I am hoping I can obtain copies at a discounted rate in order to offer it at no more than $15.  (Amazon is offering it for $17.99, with availabiity next week).  If anyone is interested, please e-mail me directly at so I can estimate how many copies to ask for.  Again, I will be leaving for Japan a week from today (August 15) so please let me know as soon as possible.   If I can obtain a copy of the artwork for the CD (should be the same as last time but you never know), I will add it to our on-line store.