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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Deluxe Edition of 1000 featuring:
    6 panel fold out jacket on uncoated card stock with debossed artist name on front cover
    20 page uncoated paper booklet containing excerpts from Jay Bolotin's personal letters from the era, accompanied by newly commissioned woodcuts depicting the people and the times
    OBI strip

    Includes unlimited streaming of No One Seems To Notice That It's Raining (Previously Unreleased Recordings 1970-75) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Deluxe edition of 1,000 featuring:
    Full album download code + bonus song: "The Story Of Lester And The Gold Coin", deluxe linen old style tip-on jacket, 12-page Saddle Stitched Book containing excerpts from Jay Bolotin's personal letters from the era, accompanied by newly commissioned woodcuts depicting the people and the times, printed inner sleeve with full lyrics on the front, and woodcut print "The River" - suitable for framing - on the back, OBI strip.

    Includes unlimited streaming of No One Seems To Notice That It's Raining (Previously Unreleased Recordings 1970-75) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Included with this special edition package is a limited edition woodcut depicting a young Jay Bolotin riding along side David Allan Coe, in Coe's vintage Cadillac. Printed on Arches BFK, the edition is limited to 50, each signed and numbered, along with a handwritten excerpt from a June, 1974 letter. Bolotin's work is included in many public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Georgia Museum of Art, Smith College Museum of Art, among many others.

    The LP also includes a full album download code + bonus song: "The Story Of Lester And The Gold Coin", deluxe linen, old style tip-on jacket, 12-page Saddle Stitched Book containing excerpts from Jay Bolotin's personal letters from the era, accompanied by newly commissioned woodcuts depicting the people and the times, printed inner sleeve with full lyrics on the front, and woodcut print "The River" on the back, and an OBI strip. Please note that the Special Edition LP will be available to ship on 11/13/18

    Includes unlimited streaming of No One Seems To Notice That It's Raining (Previously Unreleased Recordings 1970-75) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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lyrics

When Lester was a young man he was very tall and very strong
And his hands, lots of people said, had the grip on one of those constrictor snakes
Now one day he found a shiny coin and an old old book that was hand written
Now Lester, he knew the bible, cause his mother made him go to church
And then stay even after the Sunday service to go to bible school
So Lester knew that the book that he found was copied mostly from the bible
And yet things were changed – lines were scratched out and new lines were put in
And even those were scratched out and changed again
Enough so that Lester couldn’t even read most of it
And that that he could – he couldn’t make hid nor hair of
And that gold coin that he found – it had one year written up on one side
And another year written up on the other
At first Lester didn’t know what to make of that

Now he went on in life and he married a good woman
And her name was Cora and Cora grew to be a big fat woman
They didn’t have any children
Now both Lester and Cora – they worked for a white lady
And her name was Misses Plainfield
Cora did the work inside the house
And Lester did the work outside the house
And every so often when the sun was shining hot
And sweat was pouring down Lester’s face
He would take out that shiny coin (it always stayed shiny)
He’d take it out of his pants pocket and he’d hold it up in the sun
And he’d wonder real hard about what it meant
He had lost the book years ago and he was real sorry about that

Now when Cora died the church people buried her in the churchyard
Cause they said that she was an extra righteous woman
And rightfully ought to have her place there
It wasn’t soon after the funeral that Lester took out the gold coin
Now he knew that the year on the front was this very year
But it wasn’t right until then that he noticed that the year on the back
Was the year that dear old Cora was born

And now Lester’s just an old man
He’s too old really to work
But he still goes to Misses Plainfield’s house almost every day
And he finds something to do
It isn’t because he has to
And it isn’t even because he wants to
It’s because he’s scared of god

credits

from No One Seems To Notice That It's Raining (Previously Unreleased Recordings 1970​-​75), released November 9, 2018
-Studio On The Pond – Hendersonville, TN, Apr. 13th 1975
- Lee Hazen – Engineer/Producer
- Guitar and Vocal (and Whistle)– Jay Bolotin
- Violin – Lisa Silver

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Delmore Recording Society exists to expose singular artists that don’t quite fit in to the world. The pursuit and discovery of lost tapes is another side of that mission.

We strive to bring something of value into the world…music that might enhance our appreciation of an artist that was under recorded, or whose recordings were never released due to some vagary of the business.
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