quarta-feira, 19 de outubro de 2016

Dell Richardson - Pieces Of A Jigsaw (Repost)

Dell Richardson - Pieces Of A Jigsaw - 1972

The acclaimed multi-instrumentalist first found fame in the African-rhythm rock band Osibisa. His involvement in with the group from 1969-1973 helped catapult Osibisa to the upper reaches of the UK album charts. Sales of Osibisa (’71), Woyaya (‘71), and Heads (‘72) reflected a slow but steady migration of audiences moving towards acceptance of their unusual blend of jazz and rock amid African beats. Dell briefly left Osibisa in 1973 to tour with UK favorites Free in a trek across the US. He recorded his first solo  for MCA in 1972  and then returned to Osibisa in 1975.

01. Do What You Can
02. Gypsy Girl
03. Jig-saw
04. Kodjo
05. Road Song
06. Good Morning World
07. Mama Jane
08. A Song For Two

Del Richardson - Vocals, Bass, Guitar
Alan Spenner - Bass
Chilli Charles - Drums
Jean Roussel - Keyboards
Roger Ball, Malcolm Duncan - Horn
Remi Kabaka - Percussion
Rosetta Hightower, Donny Perkins - Vocals


sábado, 15 de outubro de 2016

Robey, Falk & Bod - Kentucky Gambler

Robey, Falk & Bod - Kentucky Gambler - 1973

Bill Robey, Don Falk and Bod Noubarian formed this trio and released this album on Epic in 1973. Back in those days I was living in Alexandria, VA and used to shop at a cool record store in Georgetown called Orpheus.

When I first saw this LP I had no idea who these guys were but that never stopped me back then as long as the cover looked interesting. And as usual, I was right about this album. It quickly became one of my favorite records - and it still is.

If you like Poco and all the “Country-Rock” gems that came out in the early 70s then you’re gonna love this album. Their cover of “Magic Woman Touch” (which you may know from the Hollies’ ‘Romany’ album or the original from the band "The Greatest Show on Earth") is even better than those. And ’Free Blue’ (track one) is a quintessential specimen of the genre.

Two of these guys went on to form a band called Iguana and released an album on United Artists soon after the demise of R,F&B. and you really need to hear that too. (See the link at the bottom of this page) But for now, simply enjoy Robey, Falk & Bod.

01. Free Blue
02. Magic Woman Touch
03. Brown Skin Blues
04. Woman Child
05. Playin' up to You
06. Kentucky Gambler
07. Lonesome Road
08. Call on You
09. City Pride
10. Denver Daydream
11. Walk Away Renee
12. That's Alright I Don't Mind
13. Free Blue (Mix)


quarta-feira, 12 de outubro de 2016

Jamestown Revival -The Education Of A Wandering Man

Jamestown Revival -The Education Of A Wandering Man - 2016

From AMG
Lone Star State-based Americana duo Jamestown Revival formed in 2011 around the talents of childhood friends Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance. Growing up together in the small Texas town of Magnolia, Clay and Chance spent their formative years listening to artists like Creedence Clearwater Revival, Willie Nelson, the Everly Brothers, Guy Clark, and John Prine, each eventually carving out his own unique niche as a solo artist. The duo's debut long-player, a highly autobiographical collection of harmony-laden, Western-tinged indie folk songs in the vein of Shovels & Rope, the Avett Brothers, and the Lumineers, was recorded to tape in a log cabin in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, and released via Republic Records in 2014. The duo kept things closer to home for its much anticipated sophomore outing. Recorded in Austin, the rootsy, more rock and pop-oriented Education of a Wandering Man dropped in October 2016. 

01. Company Man
02. Love Is a Burden
03. Journeyman
04. American Dream
05. Airliner
06. Always Been Wild
07. Back to Austin
08. Midnight Hour
09. Poor Man's Gold
10. Almost All the Time
11. Done Me Wrong
12. Head On

Zach Chance - Piano, Vocals
Jonathan Clay - Guitar, Vocals
Ed Benrock - Drums
Nick Bearden - Bass