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New Release – Little Johnny Coconut by Sandy Salisbury

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Little Johnny CoconutSonic Past Music is proud to announce a new release, Little Johnny Coconut – I Love Sunshine Pop by Sandy Salisbury.

Sandy Salisbury, aka Graham Salisbury, was a major rocker in the 60′s. He performed on many hit recordings, such as the Association, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Tommy Roe and many others. Today he is among the most recognized writers of books for young readers, with fourteen best sellers and over a million books sold. The CD I Love Sunshine Pop is tied to a character in his “Calvin Coconut” series, and provides the music that will be a major part of the next few book releases. The artist is none other than Calvin Coconut’s father, “Little Johnny Coconut.”The songs on Little Johnny’s CD were written by Sandy (Graham), and are certain to please anyone in the 9 to 90 demographic. Enjoy!

Sonic Past Music titles at

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Sonic Past Music is proud to announce that select releases from our catalog, including Rick Springfield and Randy Meisner, are available on CD at for a special price of $9.88. As usual, all of our titles are also available on

To order, simply browse our Artist pages and select the “Buy CD Version” button on an individual album page.

Sonic Past Music Launches Subsidiary Label SPM Records

Friday, April 24th, 2009

We’re proud to announce the launch of our subsidary label for new acts, SPM Records, located on the web at The first release on the new label is the The Only One We Need by Tess Narciso.

Tess‘ debut solo album The Only One We Need marks a significant moment in modern music history. This is not only one of the first releases in a new genre – Catholic Christian Rock – but it also features famous musicians known for their work with mainstream secular classic rock legends. John McFee of The Doobie Brothers, Clover and Jackdawg, Carlos Rios and Sharon Celani of the Stevie Nicks band, and Joey Stec of The Millennium are among the noted musicians present on this album.

Order the album at

Elvis Presley – The U.K. Sun Sessions Released

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

We are proud to announce the immediate release of Elvis Presley – The U.K. Sun Sessions.

In the compiling of the Sun Master recording in London in the 50s, it was understood that several of the actual acetates used in the day served as a pre-recording demo, essentially showing a song to a singing artist. We have provided the actual recordings of both master and acetate demos not to often heard these days for your full experience in listening and discovering Mr. E.P.’s beginning.

Stu Cook of Jackdawg Interviewed

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Stu Cook of Jackdawg was recently interviewed by Classic Rock Music Blog.  Click here to read the full story!

Jackdawg – The Reviews are In!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Some great reviews of Jackdawg have been pouring in. Check them out!

Delaney Bramlett 1939-2008

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Sonic Past Music is mourning the loss of one of our most famous artists, Delaney Bramlett, who passed away in a Los Angeles hospital following a surgery on Saturday. He leaves a massive musical legacy behind, and will be greatly missed.

Stu Cook of Jackdawg and CCR Interviewed

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 has just conducted an interview with legendary bassist Stu Cook of Jackdawg (and of course CCR) in two parts. He goes through the details of his current bass rig, a great read for anyone interested in how he achieves his incredible sound. Enjoy!

Sonic Past Music featured in Music Connection Magazine

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Sonic Past Music is featured twice in this month’s issue of Music Connection (Vol. 32, Issue #17, December 2008.) Check it out using the instructions below:

  1. Open the Music Connection Magazine Viewer [Click Here]
  2. Click the Archives button on the magazine viewer (near the bottom of the page.)
  3. Select “Issue 17 December 2008 Metallica” from the menu.
  4. Check out page 18 for a feature about Jackdawg and page 50 to see Sonic Past Music founder Joey Stec in the list of 50 Innovators, Iconoclasts, Groundbreakers and Guiding Lights of 2008, as voted on by nearly 70,000 readers, in addition to the editors and industry contacts (see page 42 for information on the voting process.)

Jackdawg to be featured on “Classic Artists Today” Podcast

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

We’ve just received the following update from Ray White of Classic Artists Today (The CAT.) Be sure to tune in!

Before the Doobie Brothers performance in Newport News, VA this past Sunday, we had the pleasure to interview the Doobie Brothers’ John McFee.  We talked about his Jackdawg project that was recorded in the late 80′s and early 90′s.  The late Keith Knudsen of the Doobies, along with Stu Cook – formerly of Creedence Clearwater Revival joined John in Jackdawg.  We are scheduled to air part of the interview with John on our weekly syndicated radio show,  Classic Artists Today – “The Best Songs Today…From Yesterday’s Top Artists,” during the week of January 5th, 2009.  We’ll also play a song from the Jackdawg CD, and a “classic” Doobie Brothers song with John.

If you can’t wait that long to hear a song from the “Jackdawg” CD, we will be playing a track on “The C.A.T.” during our show airing the week starting Monday, December 8th.  Visit our Web Sites at and to learn more about our show that features “new” (or previously unreleased) tracks from “classic” artists.  Information on our Radio Station affiliates (how you can tune-in) and show times can be found on our site.  All of our shows are also simulcast on the Net!

For information on “Jackdawg,” and/or to purchase the album, visit   We’re working on lining up another Doobie Brothers special during the first quarter of 2009 – stay tuned to Classic Artists Today!!

Thank you to John for spending some time with us and to The Doobie Brothers – for another great show!!

-Ray White
Classic Artists Today (The CAT)