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Top 20 is the Multimedia webfront for Globe Records, the independent record company and on-line/mailorder catalog offering CDs and vinyl LPs of the unusual or hard to find featuring San Francisco Bay Area artists, and a searchable database of over 20,000 mostly regional titles.

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    New Copasetics: TWANG-UCOPIA (Balanced Diet) Old Weakness Single New Copasetics: "Old Weakness" Download Single
    Dallis Craft leads New Copasetics in this west coast roots-rockization from the TWANG-UCOPIA (Balanced Diet) album, recorded live, "Big Pink-style" in the living room studios of Global Mobile,...veteran players with ridiculous credits... Available on iTunes & Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon

    New Copasetics: TWANG-UCOPIA (Balanced Diet) New Copasetics: "TWANG-UCOPIA (Balanced Diet)"
    Debut release! Recorded live, "Big Pink-style" in the living room studios of Global Mobile in the S.F. Bay Area with minimal overdubbing. A quartet of veteran players with ridiculous credits and a curated playlist of originals and covers from Rockpile (Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds), Ry Cooder, Delbert McClinton, Gary Nicholson, Little Feat, Don Covay, The Simms Twins, Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen, Manual Galban and L. D. Armstrong. 'November' Sale! Only $11! ($9.90 with discount - order >$35)

    Christmas Jug Band: Live From The West Pole Christmas Jug Band: "Live From The West Pole"
    1st album of all new material since 2009... The wild animal in its natural habitat! Live recording from December of 2018 in the Village where it all began...Mill Valley, California. ...deep in the snow drifts of the "West Pole". The kings of 100% acoustic folk-skiffle-swing holiday highjinks continuing their penchant for original holiday raucous jugbandizations and parodies of unlikely classics. Futures Sale! Only $10 ($9 ea. if ordering 4 or more)


    Christmas Jug Band: Jugology Christmas Jug Band: "Red on Gold T-Shirts"
    Red on Gold Jug Band Cartoon T-Shirt, Adult S,M,L, X and XX sizes. Short sleeve. 100% cotton, Made in USA. Printed in Petaluma, CA, USA. (NOTE: color shown is estimated). Starts shipping on 12/13/18 or sooner if possible. On Sale Now
    Transistor Rodeo: Truck and A Radio Transistor Rodeo: "Truck & A Radio"
    A long awaited and much anticipated new release by Transistor Rodeo.... marks a new approach...sets the songs on a bare bones, primitive palette; no elaborate arrangements, soloists, backing vocals or instrumentation. The pure sound of guitar, bass & drums leave only the heart of rock & roll to fuel the material, letting the songs stand on their own merit. This also allows the band to give the audience a true reflection of a live performance.... unique in the band's catalog of releases, inspired by BUDDY HOLLY and THE CLASH bringing simplicity to the material. On Sale
    Christmas Jug Band: Jugology Christmas Jug Band: "Jugology - Greatest Near Misses (Best Of...)"
    Best of previously released titles including the perennial-hit "Santa Lost A Ho," plus TWO BONUS TRACKS of unreleased material. Celebrating 38 years of Holidays for the CJB, this release spans recordings from 1986-2009, from the albums, "Mistletoe Jam," "Treeside Hoot," "Rhythm On The Roof," "Uncorked," (eng. by Fred Catero) and "On The Holiday Highway". 1st ever "best of" release for the band. "The kings of 100% acoustic folk-skiffle-swing holiday highjinks..." Performed on washboard, drums, guitars, percussion, kazoos, slide whistles, jaw harp, washtub bass, jug, accordions, autoharp, harmonica, piano, sax, clarinet, recorder, trumpet, and mandolin... with MANY SPECIAL GUESTS. On Sale
    Zydeco Flames: Fire Dance Zydeco Flames: "Fire Dance"
    Showcases the recent live club performance in Berkeley, California that provides fans with hot Zydeco music they've come to expect from the Flames, in the tradition of the great masters like Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Queen Ida. The Zydeco Flames' sizzling roots rhythms are timeless and the execution is relentless, with a stunningly powerful groove and playlist that includes originals and select covers in the genres of Zydeco, Cajun, New Orleans R&B, Rock and Swamp-Pop. On Sale
    Country Joe McDonald: Time Flies By Country Joe McDonald: "Time Flies By"
    The first Country Joe album with a focus on a group sound since The Fish broke up in '71. Joe takes an all-acoustic jug band / string band approach here, using Christmas Jug Band personnel and their pool of musical pals, plus Joe's own circle of talent: Harper Simon, The Persuasions, Austin de Lone, Tim Eschliman, Gregory Dewey, Russ Gauthier, Ken "Snakebite" Jacobs, Suzy Thompson, Chris & Lorin Rowan and Bernie Krause. All original material save one. Decades in the making, Time Flies By incorporates instrumentals, ballads, protests, waltzes and rock and roll. On Sale: $13.25, $11.93 with discount!
    Joe Goldmark: Blue Steel Joe Goldmark: "Blue Steel"
    Joe Goldmark's most exciting album to date. He mixes original instrumentals with unusual vocal selections, creating a true Americana blend. Dallis Craft contributes gorgeous renditions of tunes written by Jeff Lynne, Graham Parker and Lefty Frizzell, while Glenn Walters works the R&B side of the street with tunes by Jimmy McCracklin, B.B. King and Rufus Thomas. Goldmark has seven pedal steel guitar CDs under his belt, including the popular "Seducing the 60s" (Lo-Ball #9), and the critically acclaimed "Steelin' The Beatles" (Lo-Ball #8). He also recorded three seminal albums as a member of the storied "Jim Campilongo and the 10 Gallon Cats." He toured and recorded with the "Twangbangers," the Hightone Records all-star band that featured Redd Volkaert, Bill Kirchen and Dallas Wayne. He also has toured with Jim Lauderdale and Peter Rowan. Country, rock, americana, hot instrumentals. On Sale: $12.75, $11.47 with discount!
    Gator Beat: Stompin' at the Bal De Maison Gator Beat: "Stompin' at the Bal De Maison"
    Evolved from a story from Louisiana of house parties where so many folks showed up to dance, the floor broke and they spent Sunday repairing it, this CD is that party, coming at you with relentless grooves designed to keep you stompin' in your own house or nearest dance hall, with new originals, classic Cajun, hard core Zydeco, New Orleans R&B, blues ballads and a French waltz. On Sale
    The Cul-De-Sac Kids Paul Rogers: "The Cul-De-Sac Kids"
    Paul Rogers, 20 year front man for the San Francisco rock accordion band, Those Darn Accordions, fires off a solo CD of kid friendly tunes... a wonderful collection of 12 original witty, and heartfelt tunes that will delight kids and their parents alike... Rogers' salute to the cul-de-sac where he grew up. On Sale
    On The Main Stem The Rhythmtown-Jive: "On The Main Stem"
    This 3rd RJ album brings the band's diverse American roots into a solid blues focus with the addition of Johnnie Johnson on seven cuts and a cameo by east coast R&B diva, Rahni Raines, and the full three-man New Orleans-style horn section With nine originals, an Irma Thomas classic, a New Orleans brass band romp and a Pinetop Smith Boogie Woogie, a full pallette of top shelf rhythm & blues is delivered on this recording. On Sale
    On The Holiday Highway The Christmas Jug Band: "On The Holiday Highway"
    Recorded live across 7 shows at 4 locations in Northern California, between 2006 and 2008: Nearly 73 minutes of live sheer CJB insanity...foremost purveyors of Seasonal Skiffle-Swing and Jugabilly-Infused Revelry. On Sale
    Eponymous - Mike Rinta Mike Rinta: "Eponymous"
    Trombone virtuoso Mike Rinta made his name backing up scores of Jazz and Funk stars including Sly & the Family Stone, Herbie Hancock, Buddy Guy, Otis Clay, Carlos Santana, legends Jerry Garcia and Bob Wier and The New Orleans All Stars. This debut CD is a lovingly rendered medley of moody organic jazz with New Orleans-style compositions featuring RHYTHMTOWN-JIVE sidemen, Kevin Zuffi, Jimmy Sanchez & Tim Eschliman. On Sale
    The Reptile Brothers The Reptile Brothers: "What's The Rush?"
    Three wacky guys from Ohio and their pals during Mill Valley's mid to late 1970s north of San Francisco music scene.... a band of veterans from Country Joe & the Fish, Marty Balin, Commander Cody, Etta James... features the only recording that features both the "'Tiles" and Eggs Over Easy On Sale
    The Missing Moonlighters "The Missing Moonlighters - Live / Studio Closet Tapes"
    All previously unreleased tracks from The Moonlighters, a band led by Bill Kirchen, that "moonlighted" from Commander Cody and the LPA... later to become his backing group... the early "Rhythm & Western" sound of the group as well as the later four-man, skinny-tie, rock/pop outfit... On Sale

  • Announcing the Addition of the Vintage Music and Swing Time labels:

  • OTHER RECENT RELEASES: THOSE DARN ACCORDIONS' "SQUEEZE MACHINE", a self-titled release by San Diego's SANDI & THE ACCENTS and Northern California Zydeco favorties, TRI TIP TRIO all now available.

  • Our other NOTABLE RELEASES: Farlow-Kirch Band ~ Solid Air ~ Mistletoe Jam reissue ~ Uncorked ~ Caroline Dahl ~ West Coast Mardi Gras Party ~ Rhythmtown-Jive

  • Buy Individual Songs... Apple's iTunes has added Globe Records to their music download sevice... you can even download an artists entire catalog! (these link will launch iTunes). Check out all of the download options on our music page.

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Globe Records is an independent record label and mailorder catalog from the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern california, offering CDs cassettes and vinyl LPs of the unusual or hard to find featuring San Francisco Bay Area artists, and a searchable database of over 15,000 mostly regional titles. Formed in 1985, this label features rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, blues, zydeco, cajun, folk, country, New Orleans, Christmas and other musical styles by the likes of Rhythmtown-Jive, Johnnie Johnson, Annie Sampson, New Copasetics, Paul Rogers, the Baxter Brothers, Bill Kirchen, Brenda Boykin, Eric Swinderman, the Charlatans, the Christmas Jug Band, Cole Tate Band, Commander Cody, the Country All Stars, Dan Hicks, Michael Peloquin, Tri Tip Trio, Sandi & the Accents, the Farlow-Kirch Band, Caroline Dahl, David Landon, the Edlos, Freddie Roulette, Gator Beat, Jeff Massanari, Jill Carole, Jimmy Dillon, Alex Baum, Joe Goldmark, the Johnny Nocturne Band, Kathy N. Right, Michael And Pilar, Mike Weiner Trio, Mitch Woods And His Rocket 88s, the Moonlighters, Paris Slim, Rhythm Sheiks, S. E. Willis, Solid Air, Steve Gannon, Steve Gornall, The Reptile Brothers, Those Darn Accordions, Tommy Castro, The Swing Session, Frank Biner, Frederick Nighthawk, Transistor Rodeo, Vinyl, West Coast Mardi Gras Party, Poor Man's Whiskey, Grootna, Mad River and Bodacious.
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