Various Fairy Cakes for Tea (Fairyales Vol. 2)

Digging for long lost vinyl in dusty record stores, church bazaars and garage sales is a romantic and noble pursuit, but it’s also time-consuming, frustrating and debilitating expensive. Often, it’s best to leave the digging to the experts. Fairy Cakes For Tea is a collection of previously un-comped pop-psych obscurities recorded between 1966 and 1971, as gathered by neo-psych hero Nick Saloman (the Bevis Frond). The renaissance fair fife and quiet heartbreak on Scott Henderson’s "Saturday Night People” makes one wonder why he was so obscure that Saloman could find nothing about him to include in the liner notes. And "Good Morning Mr. Milkman” by the Starlites, with its rich harmonies, is as good as any pop song to emerge from the era. This second volume of Fairy Cakes For Tea is worth checking out if you’re a devout ’60s music collector, or if you’re just dabbling and looking to expand your horizons beyond Nuggets. (Sound Link)