12 String Guitar CD's

                       

Les Fradkin- "Jangleholic" - RRO-1010

The Master of the 12-String Guitar shows you all his tricks on this very popular Jangle Pop release. This CD features Les' renowned Rickenbacker 12-String Guitar stylings with some special surprises! On this CD, he offers a selection of great Jangle covers from songs that influenced him as a 12-string guitarist: "I Want You" ( Bob Dylan ), "You Were On My Mind" ( by The We Five ), "I'll Never Find Another You" ( by The Seekers ) and TWO Paul Simon songs from the Simon & Garfunkel Songbook- "A Hazy Shade Of Winter" and his electrfying cover of "The Dangling Conversation." Les' original compositions on this CD range from brand new tunes such as "Arrow Thru Your Heart" to gems from his past such as "Still On My Way" (co-written with Raven Kane of Neil Diamond touring fame) and "Sometimes A Girl Must Carry On" which dates back all the way to his 1971 unreleased MGM/Sunflower album. Check out "Why Is This Man Smiling?", a track the critics love! The title track, "Jangleholic" gives the listener a humorous account of Les' history with both the 12-string guitar and his days in Beatlemania.
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Les Fradkin- "If Your Memory Serves You Well" - RRO-1013

Jangle Pop for Modern Times. The Times They Are-A-Changin and you can hear Bob Dylan's most famous tunes through the "Wheel's On Fire" sound of Les Fradkin. Of particular interest is Les' Phil Spector styled production of "One Of Us Must Know".

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With times changin at today's speeds, Bob Dylan fans can now hear something new from Les Fradkin, who has found great success with "Single" download sales across the Internet. In this new Jangle Pop release, the "Jangleholic" and his trusty Rickenbacker 12-String guitar are at it again! Les takes more than just a common tribute approach and reveals a unique perspective in the diverse influences that form the basis of a new sound for Bob Dylan's music. Byrds, Beatles, George Harrison, The Hollies, Phil Spector, Manfred Mann, Tom Petty and Dylan all blend together for a distinct journey through the Bob Dylan catalog. "This Wheels On Fire", "The Times They Are-A-Changin" will impress Byrds fans and Les' reading of "One Of Must Know" is a must hear as it takes Dylan into new sonic territory. Tom Petty fans will delight to his approach on "Absolutely Sweet Marie" and his fresh take on "Just Like A Woman" will suprise even those overly familiar with this Dylan hit.

Les Fradkin- "12" - (RRO-1015)

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It's his 12th solo CD and he takes the Rickenbacker 12 string and his voice on new journeys-Jangle Pop with his covers of "Mr. Tambourine Man " and "Four Strong Winds", folk rock meets Tom Petty stylings on "A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall", Psychedelic folk rock with his electric version of "I Know You Rider" and several originals including the lyrically rich "Down On My Luck" and his new definitive anti war rallying cry "Lay Down Your Arms." Available now as a CD and at download outlets everrywhere.

Les Fradkin- "Goin' Back" - RRO-1009

Take a trip back with the Jangle Pop release you'll want as a must have. This CD features Les' renowned Rickenbacker 12-String Guitar stylings with some special surprises! Featured guest performers on this release include Richie Furay ( Buffalo Springfield, Poco) guest duetting with Les on Richie's all new composition "Only To You." The original members of The Left Banke (Mike Brown on Piano, Tom Finn on Bass and Background Vocals, Steve Martin on Guitar and Background Vocals and George Cameron on Drums and Background Vocals) appear with Les on a remixed version of his 1972 composition "I Could Make It Last Forever"- a crucial, heretofore, never heard missing piece of Left Banke history. This recording even includes Mike's father Harry Lookofsky on Violins so the entire crew from "Walk Away Renee" fame is on board for this extremely commercial piece of pop history. And Guitarist Mick Ronson (ex-David Bowie, Ian Hunter Band) shows his lead guitar prowess on "Spare Change". Les Fradkin "I Could Make It Last Forever" Video on You Tube! Mick Ronson and Hilly Michaels stepped in the studio way back in 1981 with Les and the resuls are found on "Spare Change." Les also offers a selection of great Jangle covers from songs that influenced him as a 12-string guitarist: "The Byrds' "Goin' Back" and "So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star" as well as songs from The Searchers ("When You Walk In The Room"), The Honeycombs ("Have I The Right"-Joe Meek fans-take note!), The Hollies ("I Can't Let Go"), The Left Banke ("Walk Away Renee") Bob Dylan and Procol Harum. Les' cover of Bob Dylan's "I Don't Want To Do It" is a must hear!

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Les Fradkin-"Spirit Of Christmas" - RRO-1012

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A Jangle and chime Rickenbacker 12-String Christmas! Every year, so many people say they wish they could hear sone brand new Christmas songs. Well, here they are.... and as a bonus, you'll get new covers of George Harrison's "Ding Dong, Ding Dong", John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" and Roy Wood and Wizzard's "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday." Les' new songs for Christmas include some done in Phil Spector style ("Say You Love Me For Christmas", "Jangle Bells", "Hello Christmas, Goodbye Year"), a Byrds meets Roy Orbison styled "The Spirit Of Christmas", a British Pop Edison Lighthouse styled "My Baby Loves Christmas", a reggae meets Jimmy Buffett exploration on "Christmas Vacation", the Les Fradkin and Pauline Flechette aka Raven Kane collaboration and Procol Harum influenced "A Christmas Gone Too Soon" and the song Les and collaborator Diana Haig originally wrote for The Drifters- "There Won't Be Christmas This Year....an anthem for the men and women in the Armed Forces of the USA. Something new for Christmas!

Les Fradkin-"Under The Covers" - RRO-1011

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This Jangle Pop CD gives everyone a look at some of his newest music- drenched in hooks galore for fans of Beatles Pop and 70's AM radio Pop. You'll also get to hear brand new versions of his origional MGM/Sunflower single "Song Of A Thousand Voices" and "You Can Cry If You Want" which has been a must have for 45RPM collectors for years. These songs have been unavailable for 35 years. New songs this time out include "Under The Covers", an autobiographical followup to "Jangleholic." Other newies include "Through The Looking Glass" and "Take A Chance" which are slices of 60's & 70's Pop ear candy with hooks galore. His latest tune, "I Cry" promises to be one of his most covered compositions. Co-written with Amber Gomez of Venus In Bluejeans, this tune will grab you every time you hear it. All with Les' famous Rickenbacker 12-String guitar stylings mixed with his "sonic signature" production stamp. Covers this time round include: "Reflections Of My Life" (The Marmalade), "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again" (The Fortunes) "Montego Bay" (Bobby Bloom), and "I'd Love You To Want Me" (Lobo). And as a surprise bonus, Les sings his famous French Mireille Mathieu hit.... in French! Arranged with a nod to the original Paul Mauriat ("Love Is Blue")arrangement in mind, Les brings his self-composed Mathieu classic into modern sound. This release is pressed on special edition BLACK Colored CD's which reflect crimson burgundy in bright light. One time "Under The Covers" and you'll be hooked!

Les Fradkin-"Perfect World" - RRO-1004

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With covers of hits such as "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) ", "My Baby Loves Lovin'" and "Smile A Little Smile For Me" as well as Beach Boys influenced Sunshine Pop gems like "God Bless California" and "You Belong To Me." Features guest appearances by Hal Blaine, Carole Kaye, Don Randi and Mitch Holder ("Phil Spector's Wrecking Crew"). Les' version of "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" is a best seller at Apple iTunes!