domingo, 26 de outubro de 2014

Too Smooth - live From Mother Earth

Too Smooth - live From Mother Earth - 1974

Too Smooth were an Austin Texas based four piece who specialized in hard edged Southern Rock, but also occasionally dallied with progressive song structures. A legendary band, and a huge live draw in their homestate in the '70's.

Their twin guitar attack and legendary live shows soon garnered the band a huge home-state following. When touring acts such as GOLDEN EARRING, TED NUGENT and LYNYRD SKYNYRD made their initial forays into Austin, bookers would put Too Smooth on as the opening act to ensure a full house. Too Smooth signed with Michael Lang's Just Sunshine label in '74 and recorded an album at the Record Plant in California.

Unfortunately, just as the band were finishing up work on the LP the label was sold to ABC. The new owners didn't know who Too Smooth was, and didn't care, and dropped the band without releasing the album. The band's second chance came in 1976 when they signed to Buddah Records. Too Smooth were dispatched to Criterion Studios in Miami to record another album, but released only one 45 for Buddah, "Song For the World".

The label had decided to concentrate on it's disco acts, and once more Too Smooth were dropped, with another unreleased album in the can. The band then released a single, "Mamie Mama", on the local independent Armadillo Records label.

When Mercury Records began courting the band it looked like it might be 3rd time lucky for Too Smooth, but negotiations broke down before a contract could be finalised.

01. Too Smooth Boogie
02. Spanada Kid
03. Smile
04. Leavin' It Up To You
05. I Beg Your Pardon
06. Crippled Duck
07. Long Hot Night
08. Peach Preserves
09. Tough Times
10. Mamie Mama

Brian Wooten - Guitar & Vocals
Jeff Clark - Guitar & Vocals
Danny Swinney - Bass
Tom Holden - Drums


quinta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2014

Crimson Jazz Trio - King Crimson Songbook Volume 2 (re-repost)

Crimson Jazz Trio - King Crimson Songbook Volume 2

1 In The Court of the Crimson King   
2 Pictures of a City   
3 One Time   
4 Frame by Frame   
5 Inner Garden   
6 Heartbeat   
7 Islands Suite:
a) Press Gang   
b) Zero Dark Thirty   
c) Formentera Lady   
d) Sailor's Tale   
e) The Plank
8 Lament   

Jody Nardone - Piano, Vocal
Tim Landers - Acoustic and Electric Bass
Ian Wallace - Drums

with Mel Collins on Sax


quarta-feira, 22 de outubro de 2014

Yesterday - A Tribute To The Beatles - Live From Las Vegas! (repost)

Yesterday - A Tribute To The Beatles - Live From Las Vegas! - 2007

Performing all eras of Beatles music in their original key, wearing drainpipe trousers and playing authentic instruments, Yesterday - The Beatles Tribute has performed on five continents. Beginning with the British Invasions in 1964, the mop tops from Liverpool began the first wave of Beatlemania. The Beatles forever changed the face of pop music with such songs as "Hard Day's Night", "Help", "I Wanna Hold Your Hand", "Sgt. Pepper", and "Revolution". Yesterday recreates note for note the music of the Fab Four.

Based in Las Vegas, Yesterday show bands have performed the long running show in among others, Atlantic City at the Tropicana Casino Resort for three years, at the Horizon Casino Hotel in Lake Tahoe for eight months, five months in the Tiffany Theater at the Tropicana in Las Vegas and hundreds of venues across the US.


01. Hard Day's Night
02. Help
03. I Wanna Hold Your Hand
04. All My Lovin'
05. Please Please Me
06. Yesterday
07. I Saw Her Standing There
08. Twist and Shout
09. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - With a Little Help from M
10. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
11. Taxman
12. Got to Get You into My Life
13. I Am the Walrus
14. Here Comes the Sun
15. Revolution
16. Bye Bye Love
17. Wake Up Little Susie
18. All I Have to Do Is Dream
19. Cathy's Clown
20. That'll Be the Day
21. Peggy Sue
22. Everyday
23. Maybe Baby


terça-feira, 21 de outubro de 2014

District 97 With John Wetton - One More Red Night - Live In Chicago

District 97 With John Wetton - One More Red Night - Live In Chicago - 2014

One More Red Night: Live In Chicago' includes three songs from the iconic landmark album 'Red’; which inspired many musicians including Kurt Cobain. This CD also captures several other well-known songs from the three King Crimson studio albums John Wetton played and sang on, plus their earlier hit “21st Century Schizoid Man”. This is the first release of this recording and features many tracks which are now rarely heard live.

“I've said it before, and I maintain that D97 is the best young progressive band around right now. Gifted players, great material, and a brilliant, charismatic singer in Leslie Hunt. Their shows are an exciting pleasure to attend, and I am proud to work, and be associated with them.” - John Wetton, Annapolis, October 1,2014.

District 97's drummer and 'One More Red Night' producer, Jonathan Schang, says “The first Crimson song I ever played live with John was 'Lament'. To hear 'that voice' coming from right in front of me, seemingly made only stronger by the passage of time, was an experience I shall never forget. Getting to know John more closely, both as a musician and a human being, is an honor and a privilege. I'm thrilled that our joint interpretations of his iconic work with King Crimson are now available for all to enjoy.”

01. One More Red Nightmare
02. The Great Deceiver
03. Lament
04. The Night Watch
05. Fallen Angel
06. Book Of Saturday
07. 21st Century Schizoid Man
08. Starless
09. Easy Money


sábado, 18 de outubro de 2014

The Action - Action Packed (DEMON DELUXE)

The Action - Action Packed (DEMON DELUXE) - 2014

From Wikipedia

The Action foi uma banda britânica mod ativa entre os anos de 1963 e 1969 e era formada por Reg King (vocais), Mike Evans (baixo), Roger Powell (bateria), Alan King e Peter Watson (guitarras) e era produzida por George Martin, famoso por ter trabalhado contemporaneamente com os Beatles.

Contratados da Parlophone, a banda era influenciada pela música soul americana e no seu repertório encontravam-se versões de músicas originalmente gravadas por artistas das gravadoras Motown e Stax, como Wilson Pickett, The Temptations e Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. Apesar de receberem boas críticas na época, a banda nunca foi um sucesso de vendas, tendo seu público limitado aos mods.

Em 1967, Reg King saiu da banda e o The Action mudou de nome para Mighty Baby, agora com Alan King nos vocais, e um estilo mais voltado para o rock progressivo, psicodélico e folk. Enquanto isso, Reg King teve um breve carreira solo, lançando apenas um disco homônimo em 1971 com participação de antigos parceiros do The Action, além de músicos famosos como Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones) e Steve Winwood (The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic e Blind Faith). O Mighty Baby acabaria em 1971. Alan King formaria a seguir o grupo Ace, ativa até 1977.

Entre o material disponível do The Action encontram-se compilações dos singles lançados até 1967 (Action Packed e The Ultimate Action), bem como a reunião de material ao vivo intitulada Uptight and Outasight e o disco Rolled Gold, que apresenta remasterizações de músicas do grupo gravadas entre 1967 e 1969 previamente não realizadas. Este último apresenta apenas músicas autorais, onde a banda funde o soul com a psicodelia do final da década.


NB: Action Packed foi originalmente lançado com 17 faixas e este que agora é postado vem com um total de 38 títulos. Foram adicionadas apresentações na BBC rádio nos anos de 1966 e 1967 e, a mais legal, de um show realizado em 1988, em Londres . Este set, é bom frisar, não chega a ser inédito, pois ele está presente no CD 2 da compilação "Uptight And Outasight".

01. Land of 1000 Dances
02. In My Lonely Room
03. Harlem Shuffle
04. I Love You (Yeah!)
05. I'll Keep on Holding On
06. Hey Sah-Lo-Ney
07. Just Once in My Life
08. Wasn't It You
09. Baby You've Got It
10. Since I Lost My Baby
11. Never Ever
12. Twenty Fourth Hour
13. The Place
14. Come on, Come with Me
15. The Cissy
16. Something Has Hit Me
17. Shadows & Reflections
18. Mine Exclusively (Live on Television & BBC Radio 1966-1967)
19. Baby You've Got It (Live on Television & BBC Radio 1966-1967)
20. Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) [Live on Television & BBC Radio 1966-1967]
21. I See You (Live on Television & BBC Radio 1966-1967)
22. Shadows & Reflections (Live on Television & BBC Radio 1966-1967)
23. Meeting over Yonder (Live at the Boston Arms, London 1998)
24. The Monkey Time (Live at the Boston Arms, London 1998)
25. Baby Don't You Do It (Live at the Boston Arms, London 1998)
26. In My Lonely Room (Live at the Boston Arms, London 1998)
27. I Love You (Yeah!) [Live at the Boston Arms, London 1998]
28. Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue) [Live at the Boston Arms, London 1998]
29. Ooo Baby Baby (Live at the Boston Arms, London 1998)
30. Crazy About You Baby (Live at the Boston Arms, London 1998)
31. Heatwave (Live at the Boston Arms, London 1998)
32. People Get Ready (Live at the Boston Arms, London 1998)
33. The Memphis Train (Live at the Boston Arms, London 1998)
34. Since I Lost My Baby (Live at the Boston Arms, London 1998)
35. Harlem Shuffle (Live at the Boston Arms, London 1998)
36. Baby You've Got It (Live at the Boston Arms, London 1998)
37. I'll Keep Holding On (Live at the Boston Arms, London 1998)
38. Land of 1000 Dances (Live at the Boston Arms, London 1998)