domingo, 15 de outubro de 2017

Humble Pie - Official Bootleg Box Set Volume 1

Humble Pie - Official Bootleg Box Set  Volume 1 - 2017

Humble Pie’s “Official Bootleg Box Set Volume 1” is a raw testament to what this band did best; playing bluesy, gutsy, soulful and often hard rock, live on stage to an adoring audience. Drawn from a variety of mainly audience recordings that have previously only been available as “under the counter” pirate releases, this is an honest, and often unforgiving, tribute to a classic and much missed 70s supergroup.

Originally emerging from the remnants of 60s beat heroes, The Small Faces, Humble Pie formed in 1969 when guitarist and vocalist Steve Marriott joined forces with Peter Frampton, drummer Jerry Shirley and bassist Greg Ridley, and signed to Andrew Loog Oldham’s Immediate label.

After two albums for Immediate, Humble Pie switched to A&M Records, and began their ascent to conquering the theatres, then arenas of North America, culminating in 1972’s double live “Performance: Rockin’ The Filmore”. Frampton would leave to pursue a highly successful solo career, to be replaced by Clem Clempson, and it was this line-up that was captured at the Arie Crown Theatre, Chicago on 22nd September 1972, whilst touring to promote that year’s “Smokin’” opus, from which ‘Hot ‘n’ Nasty’ and ‘C’mon Everybody’ were taken.

With the band’s growing worldwide reputation, the band toured Japan, playing the Shibuya Kokaido in Tokyo on 16th May 1973, whilst promoting their “Eat It” album, from which Ray Charles’ ‘I Believe To My Soul’ was featured, and with a set that ended with a rip-roaring take of the Staple Singers’ ‘Oh La-De-Da’.

There’s no doubting that the 70s saw some unmissable bills, and the show held at Charlton Athletic Football Ground on 18th May 1974 was no exception, where Humble Pie guested alongside Lou Reed and Bad Company at a concert headlined by The Who. Kicking off with the Small Faces’ debut classic ‘Whatcha Gonna Do About It’, Humble Pie were at the peak of their live powers before a capacity crowd, including ‘Thunderbox’, the title track from that year’s new LP, in their set. CD Three ends with four songs recorded at Finbury Park’s legendary Rainbow Theatre, on 6th June 1974.

As well as plenty of rare memorabilia, the booklet features an essay from Malcolm Dome based on new interviews with Pie drummer, Jerry Shirley.

Whilst every effort has been made to produce the best possible audio, limitations in the material drawn from various, non-standard, and unoffical sources means that the quality may not be up to the standard usually expected. All tracks have been included for their historical importance, and to present an alternative anthology of Humble Pie live on stage from 1972-1974.

CD 1 - Arie Crown Theatre, Chicago 22nd September 1972

01. Introduction    
02. Up Our Sleeve    
03. C'Mon Everybody    
04. Honky Tonk Women    

05. I Wonder    
06. Hallelujah (I Love Her So)    
07. I Don't Need No Doctor    
08. Hot 'N' Nasty    
09. Four Day Creep    

CD 1 - Shibuya Kokaido, Tokyo 16th May 1973

10. Up Our Sleeve    
11. Tokyo Jam    
12. C'Mon Everybody    

CD 2 - Shibuya Kokaido, Tokyo 16th May 1973

01. Honkey Tonk Women    
02. Steve's Little Jam    
03. I Believe To My Soul    
04. 30 Days In The Hole    
05. Road Runner    
06. Hallelujah (I Love Her So)    
07. I Don't Need No Doctor    
08. Hot 'N' Nasty    
09. Oh La-De-Da    

CD 3 - Charlton Athletic Footbal Ground 18th May 1974

01. Introduction    
02. Whatcha Gonna Do About It    
03. Thunderbox    
04. Sweet Peace And Time    
05. 30 Days In The Hole    
06. Let Me Be Your Lovemaker    
07. C'Mon Everybody - I Want A Little Girl    
08. I Don't Need No Doctor

CD 3 - Rainbow Theatre, London 6th June 1974    

09. Thunderbox    
10. 30 Days In The Hole    
11. Sweet Peace And Time    
12. C'Mon Everybody    

+@320 with Complet Art-Cover

terça-feira, 10 de outubro de 2017

Dean Parrish and Carmine Appice - Northern Soul - I'm on My Way

Dean Parrish and Carmine Appice - Northern Soul - I'm on My Way - 2015

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice and New York 60's hitmaker, vocalist Dean Parrish, have reunited after 50 years to record a new 7-song EP of 60's soul music, commonly known as Northern Soul music, aptly titled Northern Soul - I'm On My Way.

The duo first met when in the early 60's they played opposite of Jimi Hendrix, known at the time as Jimmy James. The band, called The Beeets, played Stax, Motown and Altantic 60's soul. Carmine eventually went on to have major success with the likes of the Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogert & Appice, Rod Stewart and countless other artists, while Dean pursued a solo career and had a number of hits in the UK and US. He did several Murry The K tours and performed on the Dick Clark show and other well know TV programs at the time such as Zachary Channel 11 NYC, and the Clay Cole show. Dean has performed on the same bill as Mitch Ryder, The Capitals and Lou Christie. He has recorded and toured with the likes of Jorge Santana, Paul Weller, Lord Large and the legendary Bob Marley. Dean even recorded 2 Jams with Jimi Hendrix & Eddie Kramer at Juggy  Murray's  studio NYC 1969 with the band the Rosicrucians aka Steeplechase.


01. Love's Whatcha Cooking
02. I'm on My Way (Re-Recorded)
03. Girl
04. Lonely
05. Fever
06. I'm on My Way (Classic Mix)
07. I'm on My Way (Instrumental Version)


sábado, 7 de outubro de 2017

PP Arnold - The Turning Tide

PP Arnold - The Turning Tide - 2017

Digitally remastered archive release from the legendary vocalist. PP became one of the iconic faces of the 60's. This year celebrates her 50-year anniversary as an incredible performing artist in the music industry. These recording sessions bring back happy memories for PP, with Bill Shepherd (Bee Gees, Gene Vincent) creating the beautiful arrangements we hear on the record today. "We recorded around ten tracks, eight of which made it onto The Turning Tide".

Sadly, due to Bee Gee's commitments only half the record was able to be completed, and PP was heartbroken, as she had put her heart and soul into the recordings. At a lot loss on how to go forward it was the idea of her manager Robert Stigwood to pair PP up with Eric Clapton. Eric called in his Delaney and Bonnie band who later became Derek and The Dominos, along with Rita Coolidge and PP's dear friend soul singer Doris Troy. The end result was phenomenal, they recorded songs written by Steve Winwood, Van Morrison and Jagger & Richards.

These recordings were left sitting on shelves for many years due to industry politics, and still after all these years, PP could never fathom the thought that nobody would be able to hear them. It became her mission to let these recordings see the light of day, and not let this incredible piece of music history stay buried. Steve Cradock (Ocean Colour Scene) began mixing the tracks, calling upon his old friend Paul Weller, who gladly allowed them to use his Black Barn Studio, and also his long time engineer, Charles Rees. The results were remarkable; after all these years, pieces of history were brought back to life again.

01. Medicated Goo [Steve Winwood/Jimmy Miller]
02. Born [Barry Gibb]
03. If This Were My World [Caleb Quaye/PP Arnold]
04. High And Windy Mountain [Barry Gibb]
05. Spinning Wheel [David Clayton Thomas]
06. Bury Me Down By the River [Barry Gibb/Maurice Gibb]
07. Children of The Last War Caleb Quaye/PP Arnold]
08. Brand New Day [Van Morrison]
09. The Turning Tide [Barry Gibb]
10. You’ve Made Me So Very Happy [Brenda Holloway/Patrice Holloway/Frank Wilson/Barry Gordy]
11. Give a Hand Take a Hand [Barry Gibb]
12. Happiness [Barry Gibb]
13. You Can’t Always Get What You Want [Mick Jagger/Keith Richards]

PP Arnold - Vocals
Eric Clapton and Dave Mason - Guitar
Bobby Whitlock - Keyboards, Piano
Jim Gordon - Drums
Carl Radle and Steve York - Bass
Bobby Keys - Sax
Jim Price - Trumpet
Kay Garner, Lesley Ducan and Doris Troy - Backing Vocals