quarta-feira, 26 de abril de 2017

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band - Live at the Belly Up

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band - Live at the Belly Up  - 2016

Mick Fleetwood, the iconic co-founder of Fleetwood Mac, is celebrating his blues heritage with The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, featuring Rick Vito. As well as their own material, the band pays tribute to the original Fleetwood Mac, the blues band that started it all in 1967. Live at The Belly Up, features 17 tracks and over two hours of music including “Oh Tell,” “Albatross,” and “Black Magic Woman".

01. Looking For Somebody
02. Fleetwood Boogie
03. Oh Well
04. Red Hot Gal
05. Rollin’ Man Meets The Voodoo Woman
06. Love That Burns
07. Eyesight To The Blind
08. Black Magic Woman
09. Black Crow Blues
10. Lucky Devil
11. Passage East – World Turning
12. Rattlesnake Shake
13. You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover
14. Shake Your Moneymaker
15. Stop Messin’ Around
16. Carol
17. Albatross


sábado, 22 de abril de 2017

Harvey Mandel - Snake Pit

Harvey Mandel - Snake Pit - 2016

Chicago-based guitarist Harvey Mandel’s first appearance on record was in 1966, on Stand Back! Here Comes Charley Musselwhite’s Southside Band. Over the next few years he played live with a number of other blues legends, including Muddy Waters and Otis Rush, and appeared on recordings by Canned Heat and John Mayall, his long, searing guitar lines earning him the nickname “the Snake.” When the Heat appeared at Woodstock in 1969, Mandel was their lead guitarist. In 1974, when Mick Taylor left the Rolling Stones, Mandel auditioned for his slot, and played in “Hot Stuff” and “Memory Motel,” from the Stones’ Black and Blue (1976).

As even that brief glimpse of his résumé shows, Mandel should be better known. His new album, Snake Pit, matches the standard he’s set with his many solo albums since 1968, and shows his formidable skills undiminished. Mandel recorded the album at Fantasy Studios, in Berkeley, with four young Chicago musicians, to whom he introduced his song ideas via demos he’d recorded on his Phones.

Mandel sounds confident and strong in the title track, with drummer Ryan Jewell and bassist Anton Hatwich laying down a firm foundation behind his tastefully flashy guitar. Ben Boye plays understated electric piano, then steps up for a nicely constructed solo. “Snake Pit” contains hints of blues, funk, and jazz that Mandel handles easily but with burning conviction, and even at a length of 5:27, “Snake Pit” never loses steam or stoops to cliché.

01. Snake Pit
02. Space Monkeys
03. NightinGail
04. Baby Batter
05. JackHammer
06. Buckaroo
07. Before Six
08. Ode to B.B.

Harvey Mandel - Guitar
Brian J. Sulpizio - Rhythm Guitar
Ben Boye - Keyboard
Anton Hatwich - Bass
Ryan Jewell - Drums
Jose Najera - Percussion

+@320 😄😄😄😄😄

terça-feira, 18 de abril de 2017

Peter Wolf - A Cure For Loneliness

Peter Wolf - A Cure For Loneliness  - 2016

With over ten solo albums, Peter Wolf's music remains rooted in American music traditions -- rock, blues, R&B, country. That said, he delivers them with more complexity and nuance than in his role as frontman for the J. Geils Band.

A Cure for Loneliness reassembles members of his longtime backing band the Midnight Travelers: guitarists Duke Levine and Kevin Barry, and bassist Marty Ballou -- augmented by drummer Shawn Pelton and keyboardist and co-producer Kenny White. Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, and others appear in supporting roles. Wolf wrote or co-wrote all but three songs here. The material builds on the foundation laid on 2010's Midnight Souvenirs. The songs are more often than not sad, but they're never downers. Wolf's protagonists don't ask for pity or empathy. This is borne out in the covers too: Moe Bandy's honky tonk waltz "It Was Always So Easy (To Find an Unhappy Woman)" and the 1959 doo wop hit "Tragedy".

01. Rolling On
02. It Was Always So Easy (To Find An Unhappy Woman)
03. Peace Of Mind
04. How Do You Know
05. Fun For Awhile
06. Wastin' Time (Live)
07. Some Other Time, Some Other Place
08. It's Raining
09. Love Stinks (Live)
10. Mr. Mistake
11. Tragedy
12. Stranger

+@192 😀😀😀

sábado, 15 de abril de 2017

Stepson - The Lost Tapes 1972-1974 (Re-Post)

Stepson - The Lost Tapes 1972-1974 - 2013

About forty years in the making, and finally the world has the second Stepson album! Utilizing tapes preserved by drummer Len Fagan then transferred to digital and mastered by bassist Bruce Hauser, this fine collection of twelve songs is as close as the world will ever get to a real second Stepson album. 

Some is raw, some is embryonic, but it’s all prime stuff for fans to savor, reflecting the band’s “devil may care” attitude and rock ’n’ roll lifestyle. And just in case you don’t believe that the band liked to party, consider that the exact recording dates (and even some locations) have long been forgotten. 

To borrow an old adage: If you can remember Stepson, you weren’t there. Kicking off with a crunching riff by guitarist Joey Newman, ‘Danger Zone’ is the heaviest track Stepson ever cut, replete with an ominous atmosphere reflecting the seedy side of their native Los Angeles; ‘Streets of Alameda’ (1974) is an ode to vocalist Jeff Hawks’ hometown, featuring a liquor store holdup and a stolen Lincoln used as the getaway car. ‘Flesh & Blood’ is the only track on here that got an official release, albeit by ex-Smith belter Gayle McCormick as the title track to her second solo album, released by Decca in 1972. This version showcases the riff in full glory. And if you don’t believe that this riff is strong, consider that The Tonight Show band played it for approximately two weeks in 1976, prompting Fagan to confront “author” Don Menza, who coincidentally did the Flesh & Blood album’s horn charts and was now claiming credit for the song under the title ‘Instant Heart.’ The song disappeared from late night TV show shortly thereafter. ‘Bad Situation,’ the only other 1974 track, describes the band’s predicament that year: a track that should have propelled them to the big time, but instead bounced off a brick wall like a tennis ball. The maracas and funkified quasi-Bo Diddley groove hint at Stepson’s growth and what might have been.

01. Danger Zone
02. Streets of Alameda
03. Can’t Help Myself
04. Flesh & Blood
05. S-H-A-K-E
06. Don’t Say Goodbye (Say Goodnight)
07. Midnight Creep
08. Mississippi Dirt Road
09. Rock’d To My Very Soul
10. Bad Situation
11. The Tears You Cried (Ain’t Never Gonna Buy)
12. Legalize It

Joey Newman- Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Hawks - Lead vocals
Len Fagan - Drums
Bruce Hauser - Bass, Vocals


terça-feira, 11 de abril de 2017

Dave Davies & Russ Davies - Open Road

Dave Davies &  Russ Davies - Open Road - 2017

Legendary Kinks guitarist Dave Davies has been collaborating with his son Russ off and on since 1998's Purusha and the Spiritual Planet, which stepped aside from the riff-based rockers that put him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and featured more of a spacious, spiritually and cosmically-minded direction. Dave and Russ' new album, Open Road, explores similar musical territory, and carries a yearning, exploratory mindset that is the antithesis of trying to recreate his sound and style from 1964.

01. Path Is Long
02. Open Road
03. Don't Wanna Grow Up
04. King of Diamonds
05. Forgiveness
06. Sleep on It
07. Slow Down
08. Love Has Rules of It's Own
09. Chemtrails


sábado, 8 de abril de 2017

Kevin Ayers - BBC In Concert (Hampstead Theatre Club, 20th September 1972)

Kevin Ayers - BBC In Concert (Hampstead Theatre Club, 20th September 1972) - 2010

Kevin Ayers was one of rock's oddest and more likable enigmas, even if he often seemed not to operate at his highest potential. Perhaps that's because he never seemed to have taken his music too seriously -- one of his essential charms and most aggravating limitations. After the late '60s, he released many albums with a distinctly British sensibility, making ordinary lyrical subjects seem extraordinary with his rich low vocals, inventive wordplay, and bemused, relaxed attitude. Apt to flavor his songs with female backup choruses and exotic island rhythms, the singer/songwriter inspired the image of a sort of progressive rock beach bum, writing about life's absurdities with a celebratory, relaxed detachment. Yet he was also one of progressive rock's more important (and more humane) innovators, helping to launch Soft Machine as their original bassist, and working with noted European progressive musicians like Mike Oldfield, Lol Coxhill, and Steve Hillage.


01. (Don't Sing No More) Sad Songs
02. Whatevershebringswesing
03. Take Me To Tahiti
04. Oh! Wot A Dream
05. Marlene
06. Ball Bearing Blues
07. Fake Mexican Tourist Blues
08. Interview
09. Hat Song
10. Falling In Love Again
11. Beware Of The Dog


quarta-feira, 5 de abril de 2017

Bun E. Carlos - Greetings From Bunezuela!

Bun E. Carlos - Greetings From Bunezuela! - 2016

Cheap Trick drummer and 2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Bun E. Carlos announced the release of his new solo album, “Greetings From Bunezuela!,” on June 24th, 2016 via SPV Recordings in Europe. The collection features 13 rock songs, 11 of which are covers, including “Armenia City in The Sky” (The Who), “Idea” (The Bee Gees) or "Tell Me" (The Rolling Stones).

The album features Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices), Xeno (original Cheap Trick vocalist), Hanson, Alejandro Escovedo, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), John Stirratt (Wilco), Nicholas Tremulis, Alex Dezen (Damnwells), Rick Rizzo (Eleventh Dream Day), and members of Candy Golde and the Monday Night Band.

Carlos is the drummer for the legendary rock band Cheap Trick, drumming countless hits like “I Want You To Want Me,” “Surrender,” “Dream Police,” and “If You Want My Love.”

In 2009, Bun E. Carlos joined Tinted Windows with Hanson singer Taylor Hanson, former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, and Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger. The critically acclaimed power-pop-band released an eponymous record and played several shows.  In 2011, Bun E. Carlos joined Candy Golde with Nicholas Tremulis, John Stirratt (Wilco), Rick Rizzo, (Eleventh Dream Day), and Mark Greenburg (The Coctails). Candy Golde released a 5-song EP, 10” record, debuted at SXSW, and still record and perform, though sporadically.

01. Do Something Real (feat. Robert Pollard)
02. Armenia City In The Sky (feat. John Stirratt)
03. Him Or Me (feat. Hanson)
04. I Love You No More (feat. Alex Dezen)
05. Tell Me (feat. Alejandro Escovedo)
06. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry (feat. Dave Pirner)
07. Let The Mystery Be (feat. Xeno)
08. Idea (feat. Robert Pollard)
09. Les Cactus (feat. Nicholas Tremulis)
10. I Can Only Give You Everything (feat. Rick Rizzo)
11. Slow Down (feat. Alejandro Escovedo)
12. Count On Me (feat. Xeno)
13. I Don't Mind (feat. Alex Dezen) 


sábado, 1 de abril de 2017

Captain Beyond - 04.30.72 ( Live in Switzerland)

Captain Beyond - 04.30.72 - 2016

Captain Beyond was formed from the ashes of Deep Purple, Johnny Winter And, and the Iron Butterfly. The line-up consisted of Rod Evans, vocals; Bobby Caldwell, drums-vocals; Larry “Rhino” Reinhardt, guitar; and bassist Lee Dorman. In the beginning there were five members with keyboardist Lewie Gold who left some months later for personal reasons before the first album was recorded. After hearing the bands demo, long-time friends Duane and Gregg Allman introduced Captain Beyond to the late Phil Walden and Capricorn Records.

04.30.72 is a live archive release containing selections from an unreleased 1972 concert performance.  

01. I Can't Feel Nothin' - Pt. 1
02. As The Moon Speaks (To the Waves of The Sea)
03. Astral Lady
04. As The Moon Speaks (Return)
05. I Can't Feel Nothin' - Pt. 2
06. Dancing Madly Backwards (On a Sea of Air)
07. Armworth
08. Myopic Void

Rod Evans - Vocals
Larry “Rhino” Reinhart - Guitar
Lee Dorman - Bass
Bobby Caldwell - Drums


quarta-feira, 29 de março de 2017

The New Sell Out - Futureman Records (repost)

The New Sell Out - Futureman Records - 2012

This legendary album is a cover of The Who Sell Out by power pop artists, including The Andersons, Splitsville, The Shazam, Brendon Benson, and The Grip Weeds to just name a few. Put together 12 years ago and gathering cobwebs ever since, The New Sell Out is finally out! Dedicated to Rick McBrien, the soul of Futureman.

01. Armenia City In The Sky - Paranoid Lovesick
02. Heinz Baked Beans - The Andersons 
03. Mary Anne With The Shaky Hands - The Phenomenal Cats 
04. Odorono- The Atomic Numbers 
05. Tattoo - The Jigsaw Seen 
06. Our Love Was - Splitsville 
07. I Can See For Miles - The Shazam 
08. I Can't Reach You - Chris von Sneidern09. Medac - Brendan Benson
10. Relax - Cloud Eleven
11. Silas Stingy - Zumpano12. Sunrise - Willie Wisely
13. Rael - Myracle Brah
14 Commercial Break 
15. Glittering Girl - The Flashing Lights16. Commercial Break
17. Melancholia - The Grip Weeds18. Commercial Break
19. Jaguar - Jim Babjak's Buzzed Meg20. Commercial Break
21. Someone's Coming - The Pearlfishers22. Commercial Break
23. Early Morning, Cold Taxi - SWAG24. Commercial Break
25. Glow Girl - The Vandalias
26. Bonus Track: Doctor, Doctor – Brendan Benson


domingo, 26 de março de 2017

Ginger Baker (featuring Abass Dodoo) - Live At Drums 'n' Percussion Paderborn

Ginger Baker (featuring Abass Dodoo) - Live At Drums 'n' Percussion Paderborn - 2017

Ginger Baker e o percussionista ganês Abass Dodoo em gravação ocorrida em maio de 2015 no Heinz Nixodorf Museum Forum.

01. Ginger & Abass I
02. Ginger & Abass II - African Time
03. Ginger & Abass III - Pretty Tricky Little Things
04. Ginger & Abass IV
05. Ginger & Abass V - Mix


quinta-feira, 23 de março de 2017

King Fish With Bob Weir - Minglewood Blues - Live At Calderone Concert Hall, Hempstead, NY 27th March 1976

King Fish With Bob Weir - Minglewood Blues - Live At Calderone Concert Hall, Hempstead, NY 27th March 1976 - 2015

Kingfish was fundamentally different to the more celebrated bands that Bob Weir and Dave Torbert hailed from. They clearly dug deep into their mutual love of American roots music to fashion a repertoire that established Kingfish as its own entity. The setlist performed here reflects the soul of their repertoire and finds Weir enjoying a brief sojourn from his obligations with the Grateful Dead while they took a well-earned break. As for Bob Weir, nobody was really sure what a hiatus for the Dead meant, and Kingfish could have blossomed if the Dead had remained on the bricks, but Weir

had a fantastic few hundred hours jamming with friends as this performance easily shows. Klondike proudly presents the entire original WLIR-FM broadcast of Bob Weir with Kingfish live at Calderone Concert Hall, Hempstead, NY from 27th March 1976. Professionally re-mastered original broadcast with background liners and rare archival photos! An exceptional celebration of the American songbook and a valuable addition for fans of NRPS and Grateful Dead. 

01. Mystery Train > Muleskinner Blues
02. Goodbye Your Honor
03. Lazy Lightning > Supplication
04. Juke
05. Bye And Bye
06. Hypnotized
07. Minglewood Blues
08. Battle Of New Orleans
09. Big Iron
10. Jump For Joy
11. Promised Land
12. Sea Cruise


segunda-feira, 20 de março de 2017

J.D. SIMO - The Other Side Of Me

J.D. SIMO - The Other Side Of Me - 2004

from wikipedia
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.

In the winter of 2006 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee where he established himself as the lead guitarist in the Don Kelley Band. This led to Simo's employment as an in-demand session musician. Simo continued to play in this capacity until 2011.

In the beginning of 2010, he joined bassist Frank Swart and drummer Adam Abrashoff to form the rock band SIMO. They spent much of 2011 on tour and released their debut album in November. They closed out the year with a homecoming show at The Basement in Nashville, the site of their first show. Sundazed Records released a vinyl single of Shake It/AoH off their debut album on January 25, 2013. SIMO was featured at several festivals including Mountain Jam and Bonnaroo in the summer of 2013.

Simo maintains an online blog, featuring videos of his playing style as well as information about vintage music equipment. In addition, Simo often films promotional videos for Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville, Tennessee.

01. The Other Side of Me
02. Sooner Or Later
03. Black Cloud
04. Love on the Side
05. Fallin' Down
06. Wait Til Tomorrow
07. This Party
08. You're Mine Tonight
09. Will U Wait For Me


sexta-feira, 17 de março de 2017

Gordon Haskell - Hambledon Hill

Gordon Haskell - Hambledon Hill - 1990

Gordon Haskell is an English musician and songwriter. A pop, rock and blues vocalist, guitarist, and bassist, he was a school friend of King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp, the two first working together in Fripp's mid-1960s teenage group The League of Gentlemen (not to be confused with Fripp's later new wave beat band). Haskell first gained recognition as bass player for the British band Les Fleur de Lys, and subsequently spent a short period in King Crimson, singing one of the songs on their second album and both singing and playing bass on their third album. After departing from King Crimson, he continued his musical career as a solo musician, finally gaining international recognition in 2001 with his hit song How Wonderful You Are.

01. Hambledon Hill
02. Walkin' In A Wilderness
03. Almost Certainly
04. The Right Time
05. The Other Side
06. Mumbo Jumbo
07. Pelican Pie
08. Mystical Allusion
09. What Do Broken Hearted People Do
10. Breathing In
11. Soul Mates

Gordon Haskell - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboars
Alan Bariffi - Electric Guitar (on 4 & 6)
Steve Cowen - Electric Guitar (on 2 & 5)
Tommy Banister - Pedal Steel Guitar
Tony Arnold - Slide Guitar
Paul Beavis - Drums, Percussion
Steve Darrel-Smith - Keyboards
Chris Winter - Keyboards, Brass, Woodwind, Mandolin
Mickey Fudge - Backing Vocals


terça-feira, 14 de março de 2017

Jess Roden And The Humans - Jess Roden And The Humans

Jess Roden And The Humans - Jess Roden And The Humans - 1995

Singer/guitarist Jess Roden was born in Kidderminster in England's West Midlands, and his first band was the Shakedown Sounds. In 1967, he joined the Alan Bown Set as their new lead singer. Although their records never charted nationally, he did pick up a fandom in London (and belatedly became something of a star on the Northern Soul scene) with the release of their single "Emergency 999." He remained with the Bown group through 1970, after which he formed the band Bronco, and later worked on Wildlife, the third Mott the Hoople album, and with Keef Hartley on the album Lancashire Hustler. In the mid-'70s, he teamed up with ex-Doors John Densmore and Robby Krieger in the Butts Band, and sang on their first album. Roden finally emerged as a solo artist in his own right in the mid-'70s on Island Records, with his 1974 self-titled solo album, which was cut in New Orleans and included Allen Toussaint and Art Neville on keyboards. His albums throughout the '70s got great reviews but he never saw any significant sales; in between his own work, he managed to sing and play on albums by Carol Grimes, Jim Capaldi, Stomu Yamashta, Sandy Denny, and Grace Jones. He was with the group Rivits on Island for one album at the outset of the '80s.

01. So Fine, So Young
02. Surrender To Your Heart
03. You Better Believe It Baby
04. Before I Hurt Myself
05. Cinnamon Girl
06. Love The Life I Live
07. If It Takes Just A Little While
08. Forty Four
09. Railroad Of Desire

Jess Roden - Vocals, Harmonica
Gary Grainger - Guitar, Slide Guitar
Bill Burke - Guitar
Nick Graham - Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Leo Brown - Drums

>>> Not credited (according to Steve Winwood fan site) <<<:

Steve Winwood - organ on "Railroad of Desire"
Jim Capaldi - drums on "Railroad of Desire"


sábado, 11 de março de 2017

Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Randy George - Cover 2 Cover

Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Randy George - Cover  2 Cover - 2012

Cover "2" Cover is the second cover CD from Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy and Randy George! Together this group of musicians hand-picked these classic cover songs to complete the second such CD in the bands extensive catalog. This widely diverse selection of songs is sure to capture the essence of the age of music that has impacted these accomplished musicians!

With nine songs along with five previously recorded ones, Morse, Portnoy and George once again create an album of songs that is sure to be enjoyed by any prog lover.

2012 Momentum Sessions
01. Lido Shuffle (Boz Scaggs)
02. I Saw the Light (Todd Rundgren)
03. Rikki Don't Lose That Number (Steely Dan)
04. Teacher (Jethro Tull)
05. Driven to Tears (The Police)
06. Come Sail Away (Styx)
07. Southern Man / Needle and the Damage Done / Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young)

2008 Lifeline Sessions
08. Crazy Horses (The Osmonds)
09. Lemons Never Forget (The Bee Gees)
10. The Letter (Joe Cocker version)
11. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding (Elvis Costello)
12. Starless (King Crimson)


quinta-feira, 9 de março de 2017

Gary Pickford-Hopkins - GPH

Gary Pickford-Hopkins - GPH  - 2012

Gary Pickford-Hopkins burst onto the music scene in the early 70’s as lead singer/songwriter with WILD TURKEY who recorded during their existence a couple of classic rock albums ‘Battle Hymn’ and ‘Turkey’.

Following Wild Turkey’s demise in 1974 Gary promptly joined Rick Wakeman and was involved in two of Rick’s highest profile and commercially successful albums ‘Journey To The Centre Of The Earth’, ‘The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table’.

01. Outlaw Blues    
02. Faraway Friends    
03. Across The Muddy River    
04. Long Time Coming    
05. Loving You Means Leaving You    
06. You're Gonna Get It     07. Drifting Away    
08. U.B. Love    
09. Take It And Shake It    
10. Sinner Man    
11. Holocaust    

Bonus Tracks:
12. Why (Extended Single Version)    
13. Why (Narration)


segunda-feira, 6 de março de 2017

Delaney Bramlett - Giving Birth To A Song (Re-Re-Post)

Delaney Bramlett - Giving Birth To A Song - 1975

by William Ruhlmann for Allmusic.com
Although his popularity was often eclipsed by the artists he mentored, Delaney Bramlett was an accomplished guitarist and singer/songwriter whose style influenced the likes of Eric Clapton, J.J. Cale, and Duane Allman. A native of Pontotoc, MS, he served time in the U.S. Navy before moving to Los Angeles in 1959. He soon became a member of the Shindogs, the resident band on the TV show Shindig. Such a job allowed Bramlett to rub shoulders with other notable musicians, and in 1967 he met Bonnie Lynn O'Farrell, a member of Ike & Tina Turner's backup group the Ikettes. The two were married within five days; they also formed a duo named Delaney & Bonnie. Read More HERE

Delaney Bramlett - Vocals, Guitar
Nick Van Maarth,  Jim McGrew - Guitar
Fred Riviera - Bass
Stu Perry - Drums, Percussion
Victor Pantonia - Congas, Percussion
Rick Sutherland - Keyboads
Jim Hobson - Piano, Clavinet
Cole Kesler - Harmonica

1975's Jimmy Bowen produced "Giving Birth To A Song" marked Delaney Bramlett's third solo album (and his third label in as many years).  Credited as 'Delaney and Blue Diamond' the album found Bramlett returning to the confines of a full fledged band.  Musically the set wasn't a major departure from his standing soul/rock moves. 

01. Giving Birth To A Song
02. I Get High
03. So Much In Love
04. My Lover's Prayer
05. (I Wanna) Stay Home With You
06. The Plug
07. Nothing Without You
08. Never No More Blues
09. Lonesome, Long Gone, And So Long
10. Over You
11. I Got Away


sábado, 4 de março de 2017

Archie Brown - Elysian Fields

Archie Brown - Elysian Fields - 2015

The band is formed in Newcastle by Pat Rafferty and Tony Wadsworth. First gig is the University Fine Art Dept Xmas Party. Still without a name, inspiration comes from Bogart's “Key Largo” - “I’m looking for a couple of young bucks in fancy shirts who busted out of prison”.

Band is instantly popular. John Glynn moves to London and joins proto punks ‘X Ray Spex’. His replacement is Archie Brown, sax player and songwriter with local band ‘Pylon’. Band starts playing Monday nights at the “Cooperage” which is sold out for the next two years. Summer ’77 Tim Wilder is replaced by Seb Shelton.


01. 1983

02. The Islands
03. Elysian Fields
04. Last Train for Toledo
05. The Strong and Silent Kind
06. Bad Things Happen
07. Holy Night
08. Regardless
09. The Journey
10. Kate Barlowe
11. Miles from Home
12. Temptation


quarta-feira, 1 de março de 2017

Bernard Fowler - The Bura

Bernard Fowler - The Bura - 2015

The Bura is the second solo project from singer, songwriter, producer, and percussionist Bernard Fowler. Fowler s dynamic vocals have appeared on hundreds of albums for bands as diverse as The Rolling Stones, Herbie Hancock, John Mayer, Rod Stewart, Duran Duran, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Hutchence, Michael Buble, Philip Glass, Yoko Ono, Alice Cooper and many more.

01. Shake It (B. Fowler, R. Davis)
Bernard Fowler - Vocals,  Background Vocals
Skip McDonald - Guitar
Brent Woods - Guitar, Background Vocals
Robert Davis - Guitar, Background Vocals
Phil X - Guitar
Sean Davis - Bass
Dave Goodstein - Drums
Lenny Castro - Percussion

02. See You Again (B. Fowler, R. Davis, Cox)
Bernard Fowler - Vocals
Robert Davis - Guitar
Waddy Wachtel - Guitar
Emilio Terranova - Bass
Will Calhoun - Drums
Lenny Castro - Percussion
Jeff Bova - Keyboards
L. Shankar - Violin, Vocals
Waddy Wachtel - Guitar

03. The Letter (W. C. Thompson)
Bernard Fowler - Vocals,  Background Vocals
Robert Davis - Guitar
Waddy Wachtel - Guitar
Brent Woods - Guitar
Doug Wimbish - Bass
Alvino Bennett - Drums
Ikey Owens - Keyboards
Maxwell Drummey - Keyboards
Lisa Fischer - Background Vocals

04. My Friend Sin (B. Fowler, R. Davis)
Bernard Fowler - Vocals,  Background Vocals, Percussion, Jaw Harp
Slash - Guitar
Robert Davis - Guitar
Sugar Blue - Harmonica
Lisa Fischer - Background Vocals

05. Second Place (B. Fowler, R. Davis)
Bernard Fowler - Vocals, Background Vocals
Robert Davis - Guitar
Brent Woods - Guitar
Sigve "Siggy" Sjursen - Bass
Alvino Bennett - Drums
Khris Kellow - Keyboards
Jeff Bova - Keyboards
Lisa Fischer - Background Vocals

06. Driving Home To You (B. Fowler, R. Davis)
Bernard Fowler - Vocals, Background Vocals,
Albert Lee - Guitar
Robert Davis - Guitar, Drums
Foday Musa Suso - Kora

07. Can't You Hear Me Knocking (M. Jagger, K. Richards)
Bernard Fowler - Vocals, Background Vocals
Chuck D - Rap Vocals
Skip McDonald - Guitar
Robert Davis - Guitar
Keith LeBlanc - Drums
Doug Wimbish - Bass

08. Dragon Attack (Queen)
Bernard Fowler - Vocals, Background Vocals
Slash - Guitar
Phil X - Guitar
Robert Davis - Guitar
Sean Davis - Bass
Dave Goodstein - Drums
Lenny Castro - Percussion
Roberta Freeman - Background Vocals
Leah Grant - Background Vocals
Jordice Unger - Background Vocals

09. Helter Skelter (J. Lennon, P. McCartney)
Bernard Fowler - Vocals, Background Vocals
Robert Davis - Guitar
Phil X - Guitar
Sean Davis - Bass
Dave Goodstein - Drums
Brent Woods - Background Vocals

10. Will You Miss Me (B. Fowler, R. Davis)
Bernard Fowler - Vocals, Background Vocals
Robert Davis - Guitar
Waddy Wachtel - Guitar
Darryl Jones - Bass
Philip "Fish" Fisher - Drums
Lisa Fischer - Background Vocals, Background Vocal Arrangement
Lucas Nelson - Vocals

11. The Letter [acapella & dub] (W. C. Thompson)
Bernard Fowler - Vocals, Background Vocals


domingo, 26 de fevereiro de 2017

Hot Tuna - 2015-11-20 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY (Live)

Hot Tuna - 2015-11-20 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY (Live) - 2016

On a pleasant Friday night in the fall, Hot Tuna celebrated Jorma Kaukonen's 75th birthday at the classic 3 - tiered Beacon Theater in New York City. The place was packed and there was a special buzz in the atmosphere. There were rumors floating around that there will be special guests to join Jorma and Jack (Casady) on stage, and they proved to be right on the mark. After an opening solo number by Jorma, classic blues artist John Hammond joined him on harmonica - along with Jack on bass - for a 3 song acoustic mini-set. It was really a nice start to the evening. Now it was time to plug in and pick up the pace, and for this they brought in drummer Justin Guip, who has collaborated extensively in the past with Levon Helm. They worked their way through a dynamic set that riled up the crowd. It eventually became evident that in the floor seats you were going to have to stand! Jorma showed off some really rocking lead solos on his Gibson Firebird guitar. Set two featured special guests Larry Campbell - a seasoned multi-instrumentalist who toured with Bob Dylan for many years - and his wife, singer Teresa Williams. Larry played an arsenal of instruments in the set including mandolin, fiddle, pedal steel, and guitar. Teresa's lovely voice was showcased in great versions of "Wade in the Water", "Big River", and many others. The encore was the classic "Sugaree" from the Grateful Dead songbook. The show sent everyone home satisfied and wishing they had tickets for Saturday night also.


01. Hesitation Blues - Set 1
02. Come Back Baby - Set 1
03. Death Don't Have No Mercy - Set 1
04. Serpent of Dreams - Set 1
05. Watch the North Wind Rise - Set 1
06. I Can't Be Satisfied - Set 1
07. Ode for Billy Dean - Set 1
08. In the Kingdom - Set 1
09. 99 Year Blues - Set 1
10. Bowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed Man - Set 1
11. Hit Single #1 - Set 1
12. Children of Zion - Set 2
13. Where There's Two There's Trouble - Set 2
14. Mourning Interrupted - Set 2
15. Rock Me Baby - Set 2
16. Wade in the Water - Set 2
17. Bar Room Crystal Ball - Set 2
18. Water Song - Set 2
19. Big River - Set 2
20. Good Shepherd - Set 2
21. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning - Set 2
22. Funky #7 - Set 2
23. Encore: Sugaree


sexta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2017

Simon Kirke - All Because of You

Simon Kirke - All Because of You - 2016

From GetReadyToRock
Following Bad Company’s successful touring in 2016, Kirke now unleashes his third solo album.  The only clue to his illustrious past is a cover of ‘Feel Like Making Love’ and only on ‘Troubled Road’ does he break any sweat.

‘All Because Of You’ is a pleasant song-driven album and should be assessed on its own merits, rather than with deferment to his essentially hard rock heritage.  The truth is, Kirke co-wrote many songs with Free and then Bad Company.  He slipped off the radar only when Bad Company folded in the late 1990s and having successfully fought alcoholism and drug abuse surfaced sporadically with the Ringo Starr All-Starr Band and then Bad Company when that band reformed.

The material here is mature, somewhat introspective, and fairly consistent.  It’s the proverbial easy listen, driven by Kirke’s vocal and acoustic guitar rather than his drum kit.  Arguably, it belongs to a different age when albums clocked in at sub-40 minutes and we had half-decent daytime radio.  In spirit the album is closest to the likes of Harry Chapin and Gordon Lightfoot which places the album’s feel firmly in the seventies.

Consistency is always an issue with solo albums as it is very easy for artists to seize the opportunity to display a variety of styles and influences.  To his credit, Simon has kept things on an even keel.

There’s a McCartney-esque ‘Blackbird’ influence on ‘Maria’ (with attractive string orchestration) whilst ‘Into The Light’ features a gospel choir.  However, I can’t help thinking what an album this would be if all the tracks matched the killer class of ‘Melting On Madison’.  Cue for a widescreen song placement?

The inclusion of ‘Friends In The Woods’ may seem somewhat trite and disposable, it was written for Kirke’s first child some years ago.  It merely contributes to the feeling that Kirke is wearing his heart on his sleeve throughout this album.  I mean does he have to pander to expectation or modern taste and preference?

It’s about time that we all sat up and took notice of Simon Kirke away from the drum stool.  After a couple of tentative solo efforts, ‘All Because Of You’ will help wider recognition of a talented performer with a gold-plated past who for a time looked into an abyss of despair and who ultimately emerged  with  a clearer and re-vitalised vision.

01. All Because Of You
02. Warm Gulf Water
03. Feel Like Making Love
04. Melting On Madison
05. Maria
06. Wind And The Rain
07. Into The Light
08. Friends In The Woods
09. Lie With You
10. Trouble Road
11. Stay With Me


quarta-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2017

Blossom Toes - What On Earth - Rarities 1967-69

Blossom Toes -  What On Earth - Rarities 1967-69 - 2009
The Blossom Toes were the first really professional band of guitarist Brian Godding (Centipede, Mike Westbrook, Magma, Mirage, Solid Gold Cadillac, Kevin Coyne, etc.) and while their two albums are a bit dated in terms of production, they are pretty fine albums for their time. This is the first-ever legit release of rare tracks and assorted unheard emphemera by this classic psychedelic-avant-pop outfit all of which is in much better sound (semi-rough, but pretty good for 'these sorts of releases' and completely listenable and enjoyable).

"Following the November 1967 release of We Are Ever So Clean, beloved '60s UK psych group Blossom Toes spent 18 months gigging hard and recording numerous tracks that, for one reason or another, never saw the light of day -- until now. Culled from long-lost acetates and tapes, What On Earth spans home demos and studio recordings, including previously-unheard songs as well as early renditions of material that appeared on their July 1969 swansong, If Only For A Moment. Ranging from delicate ballads to heavy psychedelic rock, the set is a veritable treasure-trove for the band's legion of admirers

01. Collects Little Girls
02. Backstreet
03. Ever Since A Memory
04. Going Home
05. Hometime
06. Looking Up I'm Looking Back
07. Penny And The Pennies
08. Postcard
10. Peace Loving Man - Version 1
11. Peace Loving Man - Version 2
12. Nobody But
13. Wait A Minute
14. Marmelade Jam
15. Poli's Folly
16. First Love Song
17. New Day


sábado, 18 de fevereiro de 2017

The Spencer Davis Group -Taking Time Out - Complete Recordings 1967-1969

The Spencer Davis Group -Taking Time Out - Complete Recordings 1967-1969 - 2016

3 CD boxset of all the 60s post-Steve Winwood recordings by R n B/Psych Popsters the Spencer Davis Group, including two LPs “With Their New Face On” and “Funky”, singles and outtakes plus unreleased BBC Sessions.

On the face of it, the Spencer Davis Group should have been relishing the year ahead as 1967 dawned. They had reached the top spot in the UK charts in each of the previous two years (with “Keep On Running” and “Somebody Help Me”) and had just narrowly missed it again with the number two hit “Gimme Some Lovin”, which also made the US top 10. On top of that they had just pipped the Rolling Stones to the title of “Best R n B Group” in the then prestigious NME Awards. Yet all was far from rosy in the SDG camp…..

Wonderboy Steve Winwood, the band’s youthful face and voice, was growing restless with what he saw as the slightly old fashioned approach of the band in the face of the burgeoning Psychedelic scene and wished to move on to a band of his own construct that would follow that pathway. After another hit single in early 1967 with “I’m A Man” he would head “back to nature” with his band Traffic and leave group leader Spencer Davis with a headache and a sizable poser. How would he replace Winwood (and indeed his brother Muff too who also absconded at the same time) and even if he did manage this effectively would it still sound the death knell for a pop group seemingly on the precipice of huge success?

Singles (Mono)
01. Time Seller
02. Don’t Want You No More
03. Taking Out Time
04. Every Little Thing
05. Virginals Dream
06. Looking Back
07. Picture Of Her
08. Just Like Me
09. Possession
Singles (Mono)
10. Mr. Second Class
11. Sanity Inspector
12. After Tea
13. Moonshine
Album - With Their New Face On (Stereo)
14. With His New Face On
15. Mr Second Class
16. Alec In Transitland
17. Sanity Inspector
18. Feel Your Way
19. Morning Sun
20. Moonshine
21. Don't Want You No More
22. Time Seller
23. Stop Me, I'm Falling
Bonus Track (Stereo)
24. After Tea

01. (Aquarius) Der Wassermann
02. Let The Sunshine In
03. Short Change
04. Picture Of Heaven
Album - Funky
05. I Met A Woman
06. Letters From Edith
07. Raintree River
08. What A Way To Die
09. Firefly (Funky)
10. Magical Day
11. I Guess I'm Wasting My Time
12. Misguided (Poor Misguided Woman)
13. And The Gods Came Down
14. New Jersey Turnpike
15. Magpie (The Murgatroyd Band)
16. Twice A Week (The Murgatroyd Band)
17. I’m Lost
18. Pools Winner
19. Groove Extra
20. The Girls Song
21. Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In (Demo)
22. Feel Your Way (Backing Track)

Alternative Versions From Soundtrack Sessions 1967
01. Feel Your Way
02. Morning Sun
03. Taking Out Time
04. Picture Of Her
05. Just Like Me
06. Possession
BBC Radio Sessions
07. Don’t Want You No More (18.12.67)
08. Interview (18.12.67)
09. Mr Second Class (18.12.67)
10. Time Seller (18.12.67)
11. Feel Your Way (17.1.68)
12. Taking Out Time (17.1.68)
13. Time Seller (17.1.68)
14. Moonshine (11.3.68)
15. After Tea (11.3.68)
16. Feel Your Way (11.3.68)
17. Dust My Blues (24.6.68)
18. Interview (24.6.68)
19. With His New Face On (24.6.68)
20. Mr Second Class (24.6.68)
Live - Empire Pool, Wembley 24.3.68
21. Dust My Blues


quinta-feira, 16 de fevereiro de 2017

VA - Through a Faraway Window - A Tribute to Jimmy Silva

VA - Through a Faraway Window - A Tribute to Jimmy Silva - 2010

The brilliant lyrics and jangling melodies of San Francisco Bay Area native Jimmy Silva are a superb fit for the often-abused tribute album format. Over the course of four luminous solo albums for PopLlama and East Side Digital, Silva would frequently step aside and let the lead-vocal spotlight fall upon singers as diverse as Sal Valentino of the Beau Brummels or Bill Jedrzejewski or Kim Wonderley, both members of Silva's final band, the Goats. 

Jimmy Silva died tragically in Seattle in 1994 at the age of 42 from complications after contracting chicken pox. But his small legion of friends and admirers have never forgotten Silva and his sometimes stirring/often melancholy songs. Like New Testament disciples, they have banded together on From A Faraway Window (SteadyBoy) to celebrate the music their dear friend left behind. Rock journalist Jud Cost and Texas Music Hall of Famer Freddie Steady Krc along with ex-Goats Kim Wonderley and Eric Scott have rounded up selections from Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck of the Minus 5 (and R.E.M.), Jon Auer of the Posies, Roy Loney of the Flamin' Groovies, Freddie Steady Krc of Roky Erickson & the Explosives, Christy McWilson, the Jigsaw Seen, Sal Valentino of the Beau Brummels, Dennis Diken of the Smithereens, the Young Fresh Fellows, John Wesley Harding and Chris Eckman of the Walkabouts in a technicolor, extra-large mural depicting the very best material from the haunting catalog of Jimmy Silva.

01. Intro/Carival Barker
02. Waking Up - Dennis Diken
03. All The Places - Sal Valentino
04. I've Got Time - The Flywheels
05. People Standing In A Line - The Minus 5
06. Need I Know - John Wesley Harding
07. Spontaneous Entertainment
08. Big House - Roy Loney
09. Man Of The Cloth - Christy McWilson
10. Doesn't Matter At All - Chris Eckman
11. I'll Never Go To Sea Again - Bill Rivers Trio
12. For The Love Of Land - Jim Krabetin
13. City Of Sisterly Love - Jon Auer
14. Tin Whistle And A Wooden Drum - Freddie Steady Krc
15. We Want The Empty Set
16. Fair Exchange - Young Fresh Fellow
17. Train Crossing - The Goats
18. May The Second - The Flywheels
19. Robot Man From The Void Of Space
20. St. Catherine's Statue - The Minus 5
21. Through A Faraway Window - Chris Eckman
22. The Branch - The Jigsaw Seen
23. Kate Of The Human Race - Young Fresh Fellows
24. Tell It To The Raven - Joey Kline
25. For The Masses - Jimmy Silva
26. Christmas Is Holy - John Wesley Harding
27. Grease The Wheel - Sal Valentino
28. A Fine And Private Place - Eddy Irvine
29. Jim Silva Ad


domingo, 12 de fevereiro de 2017

RavenEye - Nova

RavenEye - Nova - 2016

Since forming in 2014, RAVENEYE has toured globally, supporting bands such as THE DARKNESS, SLASH, DEEP PURPLE, HALESTORM and BLUES PILLS. The band has headlined tours through Europe and America and has performed at major international rock festivals such as Download (U.K.), Hellfest (France), Azkena Rock (Spain), and will also perform at the Maximus festival in Brazil and Argentina this September. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a "must-see" live band.

Warren Riker (Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, DOWN, Anders Osborne) engineered RAVENEYE's debut EP, "Breaking Out", and took over as producer to capture the band's true sonic identity on "Nova". Together, they worked at Water Music in Hoboken, New Jersey for 25 days and created an eleven-track album that pushed the band beyond its boundaries and into new ground. From the hard-hitting riffs of "Inside", "Madeline" and "Hero" to the raw sounds of "Wanna Feel You" and "Oh My Love" to the stark reality of life and death in "Eternity", "Nova" takes you on a journey of defiance, pain, hate, death and, yes, love.

With songs filled with deep, bluesy grooves and infectious hooks that invoke giants such as LED ZEPPELIN and SOUNDGARDEN , RAVENEYE continues to win fans over around the world with its huge sound and killer live shows. The extensive touring in 2015 laid the ground work for a hungry fan base and, this past April, one year after the release of "Breaking Out", the band debuted on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.

When RAVENEYE formed two years ago, the then-25-year-old Oli Brown, singer and guitarist, had already released four solo albums and toured the world for ten years with legends such as Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Joe Satriani.

01. Wanna Feel You
02. Come With Me
03. Inside
04. Hero
05. Supernova
06. Walls
07. Oh My Love
08. Madeline
09. Hate
10. Out Of The Rain
11. Eternity

+ @192

sábado, 11 de fevereiro de 2017

Don Nix And Alabama State Troupers - Live In San Francisco 1967

Don Nix And Alabama State Troupers - Live In San Francisco 1967 - 2016

from AMG
The Alabama State Troupers was a big-band soul outfit formed by ex-Markey member Don Nix in 1971. Nix cut a solo album, entitled Living by the Days, for Elektra Records in 1971, and put together a touring group consisting of Lonnie Mack -- replaced by Furry Lewis -- Jeannie Greene, and the Mt. Zion Band and Choir. The group embarked on a national tour that took them across the South and West to California, initially to promote Nix's album, but the shows soon took on a life of their own, especially with Lewis -- a veteran bluesman with more than 40 years in the business.

Live in San Francisco is a bootleg real one recorded in october 1971 at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

01. Mary Louise
02. Living In the Country
03. Cowboy Song
04. Heavy Makes You Happy
05. Luka (I Been a Long Time Gone)
06. Will the Circle Be Unbroken
07. The Lord Be Right
08. Oh What a Mighty Time
09. I Saw The Light
10. Jesus On the Mainline
11. My Train's Done Come and Gone
12. Yes I Do Understand
13. Only the Children Know
14. Tuning
15. Like a Man
16. Flute Jam


More Alabama State Troopers? Check HERE

quarta-feira, 8 de fevereiro de 2017

Jorma Kaukonen - 2016-03-06 The Greenwich Odeum, East Greenwich, Ri

Jorma Kaukonen - 2016-03-06 The Greenwich Odeum, East Greenwich, Ri - 2016

In a career that has already spanned a half-century, Jorma Kaukonen has been one of the most highly respected interpreters of American roots music, blues, and Americana, and at the forefront of popular rock-and-roll. A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy nominee, he is a founding member of two legendary bands, Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna. Jorma Kaukonen’s repertoire goes far beyond his involvement creating psychedelic rock; he is a music legend and one of the finest singer-songwriters in music.

01. True Religion
02. Ain't in No Hurry
03. Hesitation Blues
04. Been so Long
05. Sea Child
06. Sleep Song
07. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
08. Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
09. Let Us Get Together
10. Come Back Baby
11. Candy Man
12. How Long Blues
13. Sales
14. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning
15. I See the Light
16. Things That Might Have Been
17. The Terrible Operation
18. San Francisco Bay Blues
19. Barbecue King
20. In My Dreams
21. Death Don't Have No Mercy
22. Watch the North Wind Rise
23. Good Shepherd
24. Whinin' Boy Blues
25. Bar Room Crystal Ball
26. Water Song
27. Encore: Embryonic Journey


This is not a bootleg. This is an official work of the series Jorma's Catalog, released by Fur Peace Ranch Label

domingo, 5 de fevereiro de 2017

Fifty Foot Hose - Sing Like Scanffold AND Live And Unrealeased (Two Re-Re-Posts)

Fifty Foot Hose - Sing Like Scaffold - 1996

San Francisco’s Fifty Foot Hose were certainly one of the innovators of a sound that took Psychedelia to new heights and was captured on the band’s one record, “Cauldron”. Band leader, Cork Marcheschi, used homemade electronic devices to create crude and experimental soundscapes and instrumental compostitions that were sprinkled throughout the album. However, these passages are not characteristic of the whole albums. “Cauldron” passes through many other styles, which include Folk & Jazz and is anchored by Nancy Blossom’s Grace Slick-esque vocals, creating a wholly unique listening experience. In addition to his work sculpting, Cork Marcheschi brought the Hose back to the public eye for a new record in 1996 and still performs periodically. 

Cork Marcheschi - Electronics
Elizabeth Perry - Vocals
Walter Funk III - Electronics
Reid Johnston - Guitube, Guitar, Horns, Harmonium
Lenny Bove - Bass, Electronics, Vocals
Dean Cook - Drums

01. Fantasy
02. Volumentric Overscan
03. I Flew at the Speed of Smell           
04. 5: 00 to 5:11:33           
05. Cameltracks           
06. Jet Lag           
07. Birds
08. Picture the Sky           
09. You Ruuuined Me (L. Bove)

Fifty Foot Hose - Live And Unrealeased - 1997

01. If Not This Time
02. The Rose (6:18)
03.  Lenny's Tune
04. Roll Out The Larvae
05. God Bless The Child
06. Cauldron
07. Red The Sign Post
08. Come Home It's Time For Dinner

Elizabeth Perry - Vocals
Nancy Blossom - Vocals
Cork Marcheschi - Electronics
Walter Funk III - Electronics
David Blossom  - Guitar, Piano
Larry Evans - Guitar, Vocals
Reid Johnston - Guitar, Horns, Harmonium
Lenny Bove - Bass, Electronics, Vocals
Terry Hansley - Bass
Kim Kimsey - Drums, percussion
Dean Cook - Drums

+@320 Sing Like....

+@192 Live

quinta-feira, 2 de fevereiro de 2017

Gary Wright and Wonderwhell - Ring of Changes (1972)

Gary Wright and Wonderwhell - Ring of Changes (1972) - 2016

from prnewswire.com
Keyboardist Gary Wright is the New Jersey-born psychology student who landed in London at the height of the rock revolution in 1967, where he founded Spooky Tooth and had a successful solo career producing the classic hits "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive." Wright recorded Ring of Changes in 1972 with Wonderwheel, a band featuring Mick Jones, who would go on to found Foreigner, Lindisfarne bassist Tom Duffey and John Bonham-influenced drummer Bryson Graham, with Jones and Graham later joining him and Mike Harrison in a reunited Spooky Tooth. The planned follow-up to Wright's two previous solo albums for A&M Records, 1970's Extraction and 1971's Footprint, the finished record was released for the first time to digital retailers through UMe and as a CD by Cherry Red internationally on July 29.

"I hadn't listened to it in 40 years, but when I put it on, I thought to myself, 'I can't believe this was never released,'" says Wright. "It was more of a rock album than what I had done, but I think it stands up alongside anything that you might hear being played on Classic Rock radio around the world. I hope that people will be surprised by the material. I'm proud of it and I'm glad it's finally coming out so everyone can hear what we did all those years ago."

Produced by Wright and one of the first albums to be recorded at the newly opened Apple Studios on Saville Row, Ring of Changes is remarkably eclectic in style, ranging from the funky blues of "Goodbye Sunday," with lyrics by Gary's sister Lorna Lee, featuring a George Harrison slide guitar solo that sounds like an outtake from All Things Must Pass (which Wright famously played on) to the Crosby, Stills & Nash folk-rock harmonies and Led Zeppelin "Stairway to Heaven" feel of the album's epic closer, "Creation."

"That was the track that got me when I listened to the album again," said Wright.

There are also stylistic nods to The Band in the soulful country of "Set on You," a rollicking Mad Dogs and Englishmen feel to the Hugh McCracken-penned "Something for Us All" and the previously released single, "I Know" (a bonus track which never appeared on the original album) with its The Who meets Bad Company flourish.  "Goodbye Sunday" was previously released by the German label Ariola after it was featured in a ski documentary.

Wright, who was originally introduced to George Harrison by his Hamburg mate Klaus Voormann, who played bass on Gary's first two solo albums, explains how the Beatle ended up playing slide guitar on "Goodbye Sunday," which was not the first time either – Harrison had previously played on Footprint under the pseudonym George O'Hara.

"We were in the studio and I was showing him the song," explains Wright. "He just started playing slide guitar and came up with that line, which I think really worked."

Wright was an American student in Germany when he formed the band the New York Tymes, who were the openers for Traffic's very first gig in Oslo, Norway, where he was introduced by his New Jersey buddy, producer Jimmy Miller, to Island chief Chris Blackwell, who put Gary with members of a band called Art to form Spooky Tooth.

Wright first played keyboards on Harrison's "Isn't It a Pity," then went on to play on most of the rest of the All Things Must Pass album, as well as George's sessions for Ringo Starr's "It Don't Come Easy" and "Back Off Boogaloo." The pair became lifelong friends, sharing an interest in Eastern religions, with Wright contributing to several of Harrison's solo albums. Wright also played keyboards on Nilsson's classic "Without You." Upon signing with Warner Bros. in 1975, Wright released his classic album Dream Weaver, which produced a pair of hit singles in the title track and "Love Is Alive."

01. Lovetaker
02. Wild Bird
03. Something For Us All
04. Set On You
05. Ring Of Changes
06. Goodbye Sunday
07. For A Woman
08. Workin' On A River
09. Creation
10. I Know (A-Side Of Single)
11. What Can We Do (Recorded During The "Ring Of Changes" Sessions)
12. Somebody (B-Side Of Single)

Gary Wright - Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar
Tom Duffey - Bass, Vocals
Bryson Graham - Drums
Mick Jones - Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals (2)
George Harrison - Slide Guitar – George Harrison (6)

+@256 👍

segunda-feira, 30 de janeiro de 2017

The Geoff Everett Band - The Quick And The Dead

The Geoff Everett Band - The Quick And The Dead - 2012

The Quick And The Dead is an exciting 10 track blues/rock/soul extravaganza. Featuring legendary guitarist Albert Lee, Mollie Marriott ( Steve's daughter), Gary Barnacle ( Tina Turner's saxophonist ); Tim Hinkley ( Legendary keyboardist), Alan Glen (Yardbirds & Nine Below Zero ), Dave Swarbrick (Fairport Convention ), Brendan O'Neill ( Rory Gallagher & Nine Below Zero ) and renowned exciting guitarist and vocalist Geoff Everett blasts his stuff through this outstanding album.

01. If You Can't Fight (Wear A Big Hat)  
02. Forty Days On The Road    
03. Lost At Sea
04. Bad Bad Man    
05. Fool Outa Me    
06. Airflow Blues  (Feat. Tim Hinkley)    
07. Why Can't We Stop? (Feat. Albert Lee & Larry Barnacle)   
08. Too Big For Your Boots (Feat. Dave Swarbrick)   
09. The Quick And The Dead    
10. Sin City Blues    

Geoff Everett - Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals
Albert Lee - Lead Guitar
Tim Hinkley - Piano, Organ
Kevin Dore - Bass
Brendan O'Neill - Drums
Dave Swarbrick - Fiddle
Alan Glen - Harmonica
Gary Barnacle - Sax
Mollie Marriott - Vocals


quarta-feira, 25 de janeiro de 2017

Bonnie Bramlett - Step By Step

Bonnie Bramlett - Step By Step - 1981

Step By Step é o único álbum abertamente de música cristã gravado por Bonnie Bramlett. Lançado pelo então recém criado selo Refuge Record, que fora inaugurado com o lançamento do primeiro álbum (Lights in the World) do ex-baterista do Wings, Joe English, que havia se convertido ao cristianismo recentemente. Foi de Joe que partiu a ideia para que Bonnie fizesse um trabalho nestes moldes.

Certa vez, em entrevista, Bonnie afirmou que o disco era "um grito da alma", pois se sentia "ferida, assustada e sozinha" e que procurava se aproximar "passo a passo" de Jesus.

Mas o disco acabou não sendo muito bem recebido por fãs e crítica. Tão pesadas foram as reações que talvez por isso o seu próximo trabalho se chamou "I Stil The Same", já em 2002 (mas isso é para outra postagem)

Esse post até então virtualmente impossível de se achar na rede vem de um bom rip de vinil. Eu não sou nem um pouco entusiasta de música cristã (de qualquer gênero musical), mas posto esse para ajudar a completar a discografia desta ícone da música. Inclusive eu completei a minha com ele.

01. Givin' It Up
02. Back Out On The Streets
03. For The Love Of It
04. Let It Flow
05. Whispering Hope
06. Step By Step
07. White Dove
08. Sweet Rose Of Sharon
09. Joy

Bonnie Bramlett - Vocals
Joe English - Drums
Jon Goin, Kenny Mims - Guitar
John Rosasco, Mitch Humphries - Keyboard
Terry McMillan - Percussion
Bob Wray, Larry Paxton - Bass
Donnie Sanders - Sax
Alan Steinberger - Sinths
Bobby Jones & The New Life Singers, Gary Moreno, Donna McElroy, Vicki Hampton - Backing Vocals