quarta-feira, 15 de abril de 2015

FreightTrain - The Great Space Coaster

FreightTrain - The Great Space Coaster - 2005

Antes de gravarem este primeiro e único disco, a Freightrain se estabeleceu como um banda ao vivo, tendo feito em 2004 cerca de 150 shows. E segundo pouca coisa que consegui obter sobre eles, este disco incorpora esse gosto de "ao vivo", com boas jams.

Este disco foi o primeiro e único. E não deveria ser. O som, além de ser competentemente executado, passeia entre o rock 'n' roll básico e sem frescuras (como em "Mexico"), passando por pegadas mais jazz, presente em "Boogie on Brighton Ave"; funkeado como em "Give Me a Sign", além de muito space rock como na faixa-título ou uma boa Jam como em "Dog".

Esse álbum é um verdadeiro caleidoscópio musical. Tem Rock, Jazz, Blues, Psico.... nem todos tão claros, mas todos perfeitamente sincronizados como numa incrível e contínua jam.

Dos integrantes da banda, Mike Eliott e Adam Abrams mais tarde ainda tentaram a vida formando a Aerolian Race, num som nos mesmos moldes e que também teve vida curta, registrando igualmente um único álbum. Mas isso é para um próximo post (talvez).

01. Boogie On Brighton Avenue
02. Give Me A Sign
03. Farm Song
04. The Great Space Coaster
05. Dog
06. Brown
07. Noon
08. Mean Old Betty
09. Fhetha
10. Whiskey Mouth
11. Mexico
12. Make Up Yer Mind

Benjamin Cuiffo - Guitar, Vocals
Mike Elliott - Guitar, Vocals
Yoshino Ishii - Keys, Saxophone
Adam Abrams - Bass
Jim Levin - Drums, Vocals


sexta-feira, 10 de abril de 2015

The Alabama State Troupers - Road Show AND Live Troupers For The Lord

The Alabama State Troupers - Road Show - 1972

from Amazon
One of the great, lost, legendary live albums in '70s rock finally sees a legitimate, full-length release with Real Gone Music's deluxe, two-CD issue of The Alabama State Troupers: Road Show. The brainchild of Elektra president Jac Holzman and Memphis music legend Don Nix, the 'Troupers were supposed to be a traveling roadshow highlighting the talents of various Southern musicians who were signed to Elektra, most prominently Nix, singer Jeanie Greene (best known for her work with Elvis and at Muscle Shoals), and guitarist Lonnie Mack. Days before the tour, Mack quit, having had a self-described Biblical vision telling him not to go, so Nix found quite the replacement: legendary bluesman Furry Lewis, whose solo set takes up the first side of the double album. The rest of the record features Nix and Greene with what amounts to be the backup group of your Southern R&B wet dreams; dubbed the Mt. Zion Band and Choir, it featured such stellar talents as guitarists Wayne Perkins and Tippy Armstrong, vocalists Marlin Greene and Brenda Patterson, keyboardist Clayton Ivey, bassist Bob Wray and other Muscle Shoals sidemen. Recorded at two October 1971 California performances, Road Show is kind of like the American version of Joe Cocker s Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour, a rollicking, boisterous and most of all soulful blend of gospel, R&B and rock in which one can hear the nascent stirrings of what would come to be known as Southern rock a little later in the decade.

CD 1
01. Furry's Blues
02. Brownsville
03. I'm Black
04. A Chicken Ain't Nothin' but a Bird
05. Will the Circle Be Unbroken
06. Amos Burke
07. Mighty Time
08. Jesus on the Mainline
09. Mary Louise
10. Yes, I Do Understand

CD 2
01. Opening
02. Living in the Country
03. Joa-Bim
04. Dixie
05. Heavy Makes You Happy
06. Iuka
07. Asphalt Outlaw Hero
08. Olena
09. My Father's House
10. Going Down


The Alabama State Troupers - Live Troupers For The Lord - 2010

An other album only with GOSPEL SONGS from the Tour

01. Oh What A Mighty Time
02. Christian Cowboy
03. Jesus On The Mainline
04. I Been A Long Time Gone
05. Mary Louise
06. Living In The Country
07. Oh Yes I Do Understand
08. Let The Children Know
09. The Lord Be Right
10. My Train Done Come And Gone?
11. I Saw The Light



Posted First in Skydog's Elysium blog  

The Long And Winding Road

quarta-feira, 8 de abril de 2015

Bob Weir & Rob Wasserman - LIVE

Bob Weir & Rob Wasserman - LIVE - 1997

from AMG
Two years after the demise of the Grateful Dead, guitarist/singer Bob Weir put a tentative toe in the water of a post-Dead career with this release, his first non-Dead disc since 1984. Part of what made it so tentative was that it was in fact archival material, all but one track coming from the fall of 1988, and that one from the summer of 1992. Weir has been touring with bassist Wasserman since their partnership began with the show recorded for this album, in recent years with extra players under the name Ratdog. Most of the material here is familiar from the Dead's repertoire ("Victim or the Crime," "Throwing Stones") or Weir's ("Looks Like Rain," "Heaven Help the Fool"). But especially when the two break into "Walkin' Blues," the spare acoustic guitar/bass arrangements are liable to remind you not so much of the Dead as of Hot Tuna. Of course, Weir doesn't have Jorma Kaukonen's chops, but he is an enthusiastic singer, and Wasserman remains a wonderfully melodic bass player.

01. Festival
02. Walkin' Blues
03. The Winners
04. KC Moan
05. Victim Or The Crime
06. Looks Like Rain
07. Easy To Slip
08. Fever
09. Eternity
10. This Time Forever
11. Shade Of Grey
12. Heaven Help The Fool
13. Blue Sky Bop
14. Throwing Stones

Bob Weir - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Rob Wasserman - Electric Upright Bass


sábado, 4 de abril de 2015

3 Twins - De Nada!

3 Twins - De Nada! - 2013

The 3 Twins started as a trio in 1998 for three members of the Subdudes; John Magnie, Steve Amedee, Tim Cook and friends will be joining

01. Ride Your Pony
02. Station On Down The Line
03. How Could You Not?
04. Now I See
05. It’s Gonna Work Out Fine
06. Little Bird
07. I’ll Never Get Out Of  This World Alive
08. Since Then
09. The Best Place
10. I Always Cry At The Movies

John Magnie – Vocals, Accordion, Piano
Tim Cook – Vocals
Steve Amadee – Drums
Nicole Zentvelo -Vocals
Marty Rein – Bass
Johnny Giordanengo – Trombone
Phoung Nguyen – Sax
Greta Cornett – Trumpet