"7" with picture sleeve. Tresa Leigh is the reflection of St. Simons Island, Georgia teenager Teresa Laxamanna (né Leggett). Wooed by a Classifieds listing to audition for Philly funk and soul imprint Lyndell Records, the aspiring 15-year-old dragged her father, guitar, Fender amplifier, and microphone to perform her convincingly mature folk tales of first-time heartbreak. Winning the support of label owner Walter L Rayfield, the fresh recruit cut two originals in a makeshift motel studio on the neighboring Jekyll Island, backed by a band of unhurried session players. The 1970 recording yielded her debut 45, pairing the endearing juvenile jangle of "I Remember" with the heartsick Ghost Riders (EFFICIENT 022CD/LP) cornerstone "Until Then". After a car accident prevented Mr. Rayfield from fulfilling his release plans, an unswayed Tresa responded to Great World Of Sound's newspaper advert, baiting the prospect of gold records, major label connections, and sales of a million copies. With family and friends crowdfunding the $1,200 that the company required to produce a follow-up 7", she jetted to Nashville, recording a slicker, emotionally elevated update on "Until Then", and the symphonic slow dancer "I Miss You". In another unfortunate career misfire, the dubious label failed to deliver on any of their promises, with the artist volunteering the only surviving copy for restoration. Collating all four recordings, this brief anthology immortalizes the innocent smalltown dreams of a genuine original, inadvertently echoing the likes of Nora Guthrie, Bonnie Dobson, and Patti Whipp." - Efficient Space
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.