sábado, 19 de agosto de 2017

Ross - Ross


















Ross -  Ross - 1974

Guitarist Alan Ross played on 2 of John Entwistle's solo albums in the early 70's, "Whistle Rhymes" and "Rigor Mortis Sets In". He was also part of Entwistle's touring band during that period. In 1973, he played guitar on Tim Hardin's album "Painted Head". That same year, he formed a band called Ro-Ro with bass player Warwick Rose and they released an album called "Meet At The Water" on the Regal Zonophone label. By 1974, he formed the group "Ross" with former Indian Summer keyboard player Bob Jackson. The band's career seemed to take off when they landed themselves a contract with RSO Records. 


They recorded 2 brilliant albums for the label, "Ross" and "The Pit And The Pendulum", released in 1974 and 1975. Eric Clapton, who was also an RSO artist toured the USA in 1974 and the Ross band was on the same bill. The band disbanded after two albums. In 1976, he appeared on the band Stars' self titled album. He released another 2 albums in 1977 and 1978, "Are You Free On Saturday" and "Restless Nights", this time for a small British label, Ebony Records under the name Alan Ross Band. In 1980, he appeared on an album by Wilson-Gale called "Gift Wrapped Set". In 1983, he played on Alexis Korner's album "Juvenile Delinquent".



01. Alright By Me
02. You're Looking Down A Road
03. Wherever You Go
04. Caroline
05. Changes
06. Help Me Understand
07. Blackbird
08. I Need Your Love
09. Buxton
10. Leave It All Behind You

Alan Ross - Lead Vocals, Guitars
Steve Emery - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Bob Jackson: Keyboards, Vocals,
Tony Fernandez: Drums, Percussion
Reuben White - Percussion






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sexta-feira, 18 de agosto de 2017

JD SIMO- Burnin' Live!


















JD SIMO- Burnin' Live! - 2000

Simo grew up in Chicago. He began playing guitar at the age of five. By age 15, Simo had already formed a band and released a live EP recorded in Phoenix Arizona, which sold 5,000 copies.

He quickly earned a strong local following in the Phoenix area, pleasing crowds of all ages with dynamic stage performances that showcased his guitar skills. He spent most of his teenage years touring, either in  his own solo endeavors or in various other bands.


01. Can't You Hear The Wind Howl?   
02. Lost Your Way   
03. The One   
04. Remembering You   
05. Them Changes   

J.D. Simo - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Tom Feigenbaum - Rhythm Guitar
Harley Bonham - Bass Guitar
Thomas Walker - Drums
Mindy Nilson - Backing Vocals






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sábado, 12 de agosto de 2017

Reg King - Looking For A Dream


















Reg King - Looking For A Dream - 2012

After re-releasing the official “Reg King” album and “Missing in Action” E.P., several years ago, Circle Records had every intention of releasing another complete album of the former Action vocalist’s original material soon afterwards. However, time passes and things often don’t go as planned: It was only by late 2010 that all official permissions were granted, and a further six months before restoration and editing was complete.

Recorded between Reggie leaving The Action in 1968 and the end of 1969, these songs feature his former bandmates throughout (still trading as The Action without him). With just one exception, the tracks are full-band, not just ‘acoustic sketches’ as many demo. recordings are. Aside from three tracks rescued from unlikely tape sources and an acetate, the majority are in perfect ‘finished master’ quality. For some reason, all of this material was left aside when the time came for Reggie’s 1971 album. In comparison, they are brighter and more uplifting than that record, not hampered by a similar busy / heavy production. The music ranges from the soulful pop of his Action days, shows influences of jazz and just hints at the ‘progressions’ yet to come. Nothing is overlong and all tracks show just what a tremendous songwriter the man was. This record bridge’s the gap between The Action’s “Rolled Gold” and Mr. King’s ‘official’ solo record perfectly. If it had been released as a last Action record, or as a ‘first’ solo album, maybe Reggie’s career and our and respect for him would have been even bigger. 

01. Get Up, Get Away
02. Let Me See Some Love In Your Eyes
03. You Gotta Believe Me
04. All Up To Heaven
05. So Full Of Love
06. Merry Go Round
07. Suddenly
08. Picking Up Nancy's Grin
09. In And Out
10. Put Something Together
11. Live Forever
12. Magenta
13. Thinkin' About Getting Out
14. They Must Be Talking About Me
15. You'll Be Around

Reg King - Vocals, Acoustic Rhythm Guitar
Martin Stone – Acoustic, Lead Guitar
Mike Evans - Bass
Roger Powell - Drums
Ian Whiteman - Hammond, Piano, Saxophone, Flute, Vocals
Kevin Westlake- Piano, Guitar, Percussion
Nick Jones - Congas








 
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