quarta-feira, 27 de abril de 2011

David Lewis - Songs of David Lewis

David Lewis - Songs of David Lewis - 1970

By Richie Unterberger, from allmusic
David Lewis is more known to collectors of late -'60s and early -'70s rock as the leader of the Northern Irish band Andwella's Dream (later shortened to Andwella) than as a solo artist. However, while that group was still going - some sources give the year 1969, others 1970 - solo Lewis performances came out on a publisher's demo, issued more than 30 years later on a Japanese release. It's a mixed lot that gives the impression the tracks might have been recorded at separate times and/or separate sessions spaced at least a few months apart. Many of the cuts are solo piano performances that show some similarities to the work of early singer/songwriters like Carole King, Randy Newman, Elton John, and perhaps even a bit of David Gates. (Some of the melody of "You Don't Know" certainly recalls Bread's "Make It with You.") "On a Day Like Today," on the other hand, might bring to mind Jesse Colin Young's mellower compositions for the Youngbloods. There's a soul-gospel flavor to some of these that makes him sound a little like a singer/songwriter Ray Charles, though you shouldn't get too excited by that comparison; the songs and vocals aren't on the level of Charles or the other aforementioned artists. Yet there are also a couple tracks with full-band arrangements and orchestration that sound like they could have been placed on official late-'60s pop/rock releases. Whatever the case, they're only passable songs, though Lewis is a decently soulful vocalist. 

01. You Don't Know
02. On a Day Like Today
03. Such a Long Way to Go
04. Everlasting Love
05. Because of The Love You've Given me
06. Take My Road
07. Man Without a Name

08. Love is a Beautiful Thing
09. Learning to Walk
10. Put Away Your Tears
11. Yesterday's Gold

12. Yesterday's Gold (2010 version)

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sábado, 23 de abril de 2011

Bobby Whitlock - Vintage

Bobby Whitlock - Vintage - 2009

By CoCo Carmel
Since the days of Derek & the Dominos , Bobby Whitlock has chosen the lower road, raising a family and putting a backseat to his own career.

But now it his time, so we are releasing previously unheard songs. Through this medium we are enabled to allow you to hear these gems that have gone on so long without being released.

On this record playing along with Bobby are the great masters: Jim Keltner on drums , Jim Horn on sax and flute , Steve Cropper on guitar. Also appearing are: Brady Blade on drums , Daryl Johnson on Bass , Barry Swain on guitar.

With the help of the American Rythym Section ( Aretha’s session musicians) and The Memphis Horns and an appearance by Dee Murray (Bass player for Elton John, this record is just swimming in great players . Bobby's son Beau is singing on "It's About Time, And Bobby puts the cherry on top .

A couple of songs that were cut by other artists include: “This Time” (Tom Jones) , and "Whose been sleeping in my bed" (Glen Frey of the Eagles). The song "My Old Pal" was written about Eric Clapton,  it is the story of when the two met in passing on Hammersmith Road in London. The beautiful ballad "Don't Pass us by" is about the passing of Bobby's father, toward the end of the song you hear Bobby out of breath after taking a wild ride through space. Of course last but not least is Bobby’s musical partner and wife, CoCo Carmel singing a duet and playing flute with Bobby on the song entitled "Perfect Strangers" .

We hope that you enjoy this great record .

01. Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed?

02. Save Your Love For Me
03. Southern Gentleman
04. Streets of L.A
05. Island of Love
06. My Old Pal
07. Perfect Strangers(feat. CoCo Carmel)
08. Don't Pass us By
09. This Time There Won't Be No Next Time
10. Your Love
11. It's About Time
12. Dorothy & John

Ready Helvis114. Another beautiful work of Whitlock. For more his albums, look HERE


sexta-feira, 22 de abril de 2011

Sassafras - Sassafras Live

Sassafras - Sassafras Live - 1978

Sassafras were first formed in 1970 as a three-piece band with guitarist Ralph Evans, bassist Ricky John Holt and drummer Rob Reynolds. Guitarist David (Dai) Shell, who was working in a residency in Titos nightclub in Cardiff was the first musician they drafted in to enlarge the band.

Ralph "We all thought that Dai was a wonderful guitarist so we asked him to join us...."
Dai "So it wasn't my looks then?"
Ralph "It was probably because you had a mini-van at the time and we wanted to use it.

Sassafras found themselves an agency in Hereford and the band were finally on the road. In 1971 Dai Shell set up Ddraig (Dragon) Studios in Severn Road, Cardiff with the help of musician Peter (Jake) Jacobs and Carl Leighton-Pope. Steve (Pudding) Jones joined them at Ddraig as did John Kelly who later went on to produce Kate Bush, Chris Rea and Paul McCartney to name a few.

Dai "Draig means 'dragon' in Welsh, but we spelt it with two 'd's because we were a bit thick! That was when Jake came in and part financed the studios. Well, he didn't really part finance it - he stole most of the bricks and some matresses for the walls, so he was in."

Feeling the need to expand once again, vocalist Terry Bennett from Nottingham was invited down to Ddraig to record some songs, instead he found himself being auditioned, his distinctive voice was exactly what Sassafras were looking for.   READ MORE HERE

01. Riding High
02. Busted Country Blues
03. School Days

04. Moonshine
05. Expecting Company
06. Ohio
07. Electric Chair

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terça-feira, 19 de abril de 2011

Steve Marriott - All or Nuffin - The Final Perfomances

Steve Marriott - All or Nuffin - The Final Perfomances - 2009

30/jan/1945 - 20/abr/1991

Review by Philip Wolf
The Darlings of Wapping Wharf Launderette have produced the two disc offering of Steve Marriott's, Packet of Three on stage in Germany. Steve would die tragically in a house fire only three months later.

With Steve on guitar, harmonica and vocals and Jim Leverton on bass guitar and Alan "Sticky" Wicket on drums, this three piece band produces a big sound that brings a smile. Steve is a fine form here, this is a great little group. "Memphis Tenessee" opens the show to loosen up the fingers, and then it's right into: "Watch Your Step". Steve, carries guitar duties with a combination of power chords and lead Runs that show that he doesn't need another guitar to produce that big & chunky style that he is famous for. The harp playing is right on target here as well, and his voice is in fine shape.

"Some Kind of Wonderful" is a number Steve had been playing for decades, and this is one of the better versions that I have heard of this classic. "Itchycoo Park", the Small Faces hit single makes a appearance here as well. "Natural Born Bugie" and "Hallelujah, I Love Her So" showcase the Humble Pie years quite nicely.

The sound quality of this show isn't stellar, but it is better than all the Bootleg CD's out there that really sound lousy. This is a full show and  Steve sounds really good on this one.

Disc two features Steve as a guest performer on other folks records. It isn't essential but it's interesting. The best of these is: "Havin' a Good Time" with Hermann Ze German. The Traffic song is a throwaway, this one is a little less than impressive. "Route 66/Be Bop A Lula" ia a live Humble Pie selection that has never been released before. The final track is an interview with Steve that took place in 1976 when he was promoting his "Marriott's All-Stars" LP and tour.

CD 01
01. Tennessee (Instrumental)
02. Watch Your Step
03. Some Kind Of Wonderful
04. Big Train Stops At Memphis
cartoon by J. Saurer
05. Watcha Gonna Do About It
06. Talkin' Bout You
07. Silly Song
08. Itchycoo Park

09. Mr. Pitiful
10. Hallelujah I Love Her So
11. Five Long Years
12. All Or Nothing
13. This Ol' Fool
14. Natural Born Bugie
15. Before You Accuse Me

CD 02
01. Why I Sing The Blues
02. Man In Black
03. Having A Good Time

04. Rainy Changes
05. Berkshire Poppies
06. Route 66 / Be Bob A Lula
07. Steve Marriott Interview


segunda-feira, 18 de abril de 2011

Ian McLagan - Rise & Shine

Ian McLagan - Rise & Shine - 2004

By Matt Fink, Paste Magazine

Over three decades since Ian McLagan joined Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane to form the best mod band this side of The Who, The Faces remain one of the most brilliant overlooked bands of their generation. Given the rock ’n’ roll muse’s tendency to abandon musicians who ply their trade in the genre for more than 20 years, there was plenty of opportunity for this album (only McLagan’s second solo outing in the last 24 years) to end up a nostalgia piece for a man few currently recognize as more than a session keyboardist for the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. To that extent, Rise and Shine is an unmitigated success, better than just about any release from his reasonable British rock facsimiles. Having set down roots in Texas, more than a little heartland twang creeps into the tracks such as the effervescent power-pop of “Rubies in Her Hair” and the quasi-choir sing-along in the clever “The Wrong Direction.” Even better are the delicately soulful ballads, evoking Exile on Main Street-era Stones on the earnest “Anytime” and the bluesy dobro and gospel piano of “Lying.” He even channels a bit of Faces swagger in the rollicking “Been A Long Time,” one of the greatest blasts of mod rock since the band’s run ended. Sure, they aren’t all winners here, and the point can be reasonably argued that the sentiments once befitting him as a young man seem more than a little awkward springing from the mouth of a rock veteran nearing his 60th birthday, but the personality and distinction invigorating his work is truly stunning.

01. You're My Girl
02. Been a Long Time
03. Date With an Angel
04. Anytime 05. Price of Love
06. She Ain't My Girl
07. Your Secret 08. Lying
09. The Wrong Direction
10. Rubies in Her Hair
11. Wishing Hoping Dreaming

Ian McLagan - Vocals, Pianos, Harmond, Organ, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass, Percussion
Gurf Morlix - Electric Guitars
"Scrappy" Jud Newcomb - Electric and Acoustic Guitars
George Reiff - Bass
Don Harvey: Drums

Patty Griffin - Vocals (4, 8, 9, 11)
Brian Standefer - Cellos (4, 8)
John Bush - Congas, Percussion (6, 11)
Joe Sublett - Tenor Sax (5)
Darrell Leonard - Trumpet (5)


quinta-feira, 14 de abril de 2011

Long Ago's And World's Apart - A Tribute to Small Faces

Long Ago's And World's Apart - A Tribute to Small Faces - 1996

Review by Complete Modness, Select Magazine, september 1996
As Small Faces drummer Kenney Jones has often remarked, the story of the matching mod quartet is one of immense tragedy. Stitched up by unscrupulous management, frontman Steve Marriott left in 1968 at the height of their fame, and neither he nor the Faces that followed recaptured the original magic. When Ronnie Lane was already too ill with multiple sclerosis to take part, an ill-judged '70s reunion involved the tall bassist from Foreigner. Marriott died in a house fire in 1991, and with Lane struggling to pay Texan medical bills, the breezy stylishness of Itchycoo Park seems far away.Hence this well-timed tribute album to help out the ailing Plonk, and contrary to the usual grimness of tribute albums, there's much to recommend it. Mataray's I've Got Mine threatens like The Who at their most paranoid, while the 60ft Dolls turn The Universal into woozy, country-style pub rock - just like Steve would have wanted - before going all hallucinogenic courtesy of guest axeman Martin Carr. Even better, PP Arnold (backing vocalist on Tin Soldier in 1968, continuity fans) and Primal Scream make b-side track Understanding into a loose slice of Tamla stampage, with her voice closer to Marriott's r n b shout than any OCS groin-straining or Nigel Dodgy yelps. A Gallagher should be on here, you suspect, but Weller's instrumental Home Grown gives the guvnor's stamp of approval. If there's occasional lapses into Stars in their Eyes over-faithfulness (Gene, Whiteout), be thankful the threatened Blur cover of Lazy Sunday never made it. Pawning the one-off nature of the band's white soul heyday, none of these solid covers really improve on the originals but as a demonstration of continuing affection and esteem for the East End modfathers, it's strangely heartwarming. You'd think Ronnie's well-off '60s chums could have rallied round more. But in sober retrospect, a nostalgic showcase would have stymied the top mod spirit of a band who never had a chance to spoil their own legend.

01. Intro
02. Understanding - Primal Scream with PP Arnold
03. I Can't Make It - Dodgy
04. It's Too Late - B.L.O.W
05. My Mind's Eye - Northern Uproar
06. I've Got Mine - Mantaray
07. Afterglow - Changing Man featuring Kenney Jones and Mick Talbot
08. The Universal - 60ft Dolls featuring Martin Carr
09. Become Like You - Granny Takes a Trip
10. Song of a Baker - Ocean Colour Scene
11. Rollin' Over - Whiteout
12. Almost Grown - Kenney Jones All Stars featuring Paul Weller and Mick Talbot
13. Talk to You - Hyperglo'
14. Here Comes the Nice - Buzzcocks
15. That Man - Ride
16. Autumn Stone - Gene

This feature showcases the Small Faces tribute album on Nice Records. The album had sold more than 30,000 copies by January 1997 and raised more than £60,000 for Ronnie. It even made the compilation album top 20 in the UK.

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terça-feira, 12 de abril de 2011

The Last Shadow Puppets - My Mistakes Were Made For You

The Last Shadow Puppets - My Mistakes Were Made For You [EP] - 2008

The Last Shadow Puppets are Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys and Miles Kane from The Rascals. This EP features the fan favorite standout track from the band's debut, "The Age Of The Understatement". Also includes acoustic versions of album tracks and previously unreleased demos and b-sides.

01. My Mistakes Were Made For You
02. Seperate and Ever Deadly (live)
03. Paris Summer (live)
04. My Little Red Book (acoustic)
05. The Age Of The Understatement (acoustic)

06. Standing Next To Me (acoustic)
07. Meeting Place (acoustic)
08. My Mistakes Were Made For You (acoustic)


sábado, 9 de abril de 2011

Henry McCullough - Poor Man's Moon

Henry McCullough - Poor Man's Moon - 2008

By  Rovi Eder from answers.com
Henry McCullough was one of the busier guitarists in England during the 1970s, and has played alongside such stars and superstars as Joe Cocker and Paul McCartney. Born in Portstewart, Northern Ireland in 1943, he took up the guitar as a boy and was playing in the Irish show band the Skyrockets in the mid-'60s. After a few years of playing dancehalls, he decided to move his career to the next phase -- he'd met three other players, Ernie Graham (guitar/vocals), Chris Stewart (bass), and Dave Lutton (drums), from a show band called Gene & the Gents, and together they formed the People, later renamed Eire Apparent. Their sound was a mix of blues, pop, and psychedelia, with a commercial and virtuoso edge to the playing and singing. They jumped into the big time after a move to London and being signed by Chas Chandler and Mike Jeffery, the managers of Jimi Hendrix -- from obscurity, they were suddenly thrust into Hendrix's orbit, touring England and then America in support of the legendary guitarist.

In 1972, McCullough passed an audition for Paul McCartney's new band, Wings, joining the bare-bones lineup of Denny Seiwell and Denny Laine (who were already aboard for the album Wild Life) in the first fully functional incarnation of the group. That version of Wings did play a few gigs and cut the album Red Rose Speedway, which restored McCartney (whose career had faltered somewhat with the previous album) to full critical and commercial success. Its sales were driven by the soaring romantic ballad "My Love," a hit single that gave McCullough his most visible moment on record to date, with a guitar solo that was all over AM radio in the months following its release. During the recording of the album at EMI, McCullough made an unintended contribution to another top-seller of the period when took a break -- he ended up in the adjacent studio, joining a Pink Floyd session where he made a spoken word contribution that got him onto Dark Side of the Moon. He left Wings after the one album and later turned to session work, playing on records by Marianne Faithfull, Roy Harper, Ronnie Lane, Frankie Miller, Eric Burdon, and Spooky Tooth, joining the latter on their fourth album. A hand injury in the early '80s left him sidelined for an extended period, and it wasn't until 1988 that McCullough re-emerged fully, leading his own band in Ireland. For the next decade, he confined his work exclusively to Ireland, but in the late '90s he cut a series of sessions for an album in Poland and toured the country. More recently, he has turned to songwriting and generated "Failed Christian," which was later recorded by Nick Lowe. 

01. The Burial Ground
02. Big Old River
03. I’ve Got A Secret
04. Too Late To Worry
05. Poor Man’s Moon

06. Walk With Me
07. Belfast Train
08. Skin And Bone
09. Fix Me Up Jesus
10. All Gone Crazy
11. Time To Put The Snakes To Bed 
12. Poor Man’s Moon (Reprise)

Henry McCullough - Guitars, Vocals 
Declan Murphy , Paddy Goodwin - Electric Guitar
Nicky Scott - Double Bass, Bass (electric)
James Delaney, Enda Walsh - Keyboards
Roe Butcher - Bass

Aidey McIlduff - Drums
Percy Robinson - Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar
Peter McKinney - Drums, Sequencing


quarta-feira, 6 de abril de 2011

Ronnie Lane - You Never Can Tell (The BBC Sessions)

Ronnie Lane - You Never Can Tell (The BBC Sessions) - 1997

Ronald Frederick "Ronnie" Lane (1 April 1946 - 4 June 1997) was an English musician, songwriter, and producer who is best known as the bass guitarist and founding member of two prominent English rock and roll bands; the Small Faces where he was nicknamed "Plonk", (1965–69) - and, after losing the band's frontman, Faces, with two new members added to the line up from The Jeff Beck Group).

Subsequently Lane collaborated with other musicians, leading his own bands as well as pursuing a solo career while remaining close to his former bandmates. In the late 1970s he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and, despite charity projects and financial support from friends, former bandmates and fans, Lane, after suffering from the disease for 21 years, died at 51.

review from makingtime.co.uk  
British label New Millenium Communications, in conjunction with the Lane family, has released three excellent new Ronnie Lane releases in 1997. The BBC live disc You Never Can Tell was planned for release prior to Lane's death in June, 1997. It's a two-disc compilation of sessions done for BBC radio between 1973 and 1976 that serves as a very fitting memorial to a great songwriter and charming performer. The release was primarily made possible by Lane's brother Stan, and has one of the loveliest packages of any CD I've seen lately, with lots of great photos, posters, an essay, and a brief interview with Lana, who was Lane's step-daughter during the Slim Chance years, and attended the events put on by Ronnie Lane & Slim Chance's Passing Show.
Disc One comprises all three Peel Sessions shows, beginning with the fall 1973 set half a year after Lane left the Faces, and continuing through 1974 and 1976, which means that most of the different line-ups of Slim Chance are included though sadly not credited individually on this CD). Disc two contains over 70 minutes with two complete lengthy sets taken from BBC's In Concert series, in 1974 and 1976. READ MORE HERE

Disc 01
01. Ooh la La [1]
02. Flags & Banners [1]
03. How Come [1]
04. Anniversary [2]
05. Don't Try & Change My Mind [3]
06. One for the Road [3]
07. Steppin' & Reelin' [3]
08. Sweet Virginia [2]
09. Careless Love [1]
10. Lovely [2]
11. All or Nothing [3]

Disc 02
01. Last Orders
02. Anniversary
03. Roll on Babel
04. Lost/How Come?
05. You're So Rude
06. What Went Down (That Night With You)
07. Chicken Wired
08. Ooh la La
09. You Never Can Tell
10. Anniversary
11. Don't Try & Change My Mind [4]
12. Walk on By [4]
13. You Never Can Tell [4]
14. Steppin' & Reelin' [4]
15. Ooh la La [4]

Ronnie Lane: Guitar, Vocals
Kevin Westlake: Guitar, Vocals
Bruce Rowland: Drums
Chrissy Stewart: Bass
Benny Gallagher: Guitar, Accordion
Graham Lyle: Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Billy Livsey: Keyboards
Jimmy Jewel: Sax

Ronnie Lane: Guitar, Vocals
Charlie Hart: Keyboards, Fiddle
Ruan O'Lochlainn: Keyboards, Sax
Steve Simpson: Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle
Brian Belshaw: Bass
Guy Le Fleur: Drums.

Ronnie Lane: Guitar, Vocals
Charlie Hart: Keyboards, Fiddle
Steve Simpson: Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle
Brian Belshaw: Bass
Colin Davey: Drums

Ronnie Lane: Guitar, Vocals
Ian McLagan: Piano
Charlie Hart: Keyboards, Fiddle
Steve Simpson: Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle
Brian Belshaw: Bass
Colin Davey: Drums

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sábado, 2 de abril de 2011

Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck - Live at Madison Square Garden

Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck - Live at Madison Square Garden - 2010

Jeff Beck and Band
Jeff Beck - Guitar
Jason Rebello - Keyboards
Rhonda Smith - Bass
Narada Michael Walden - Drums

Eric Clapton and Band
Eric Clapton - Guitar, Vocals
Chris Stainton, Walt Richmond - Keyboards
Willie Weeks - bass
Steve Gadd - drums
Michelle John, Sharon White - backing vocals

01. Eternity’s Breath
02. Stratus

03. Led Boots
04. Corpus Christi Carol
05. Bass solo by Rhonda Smith
06. Hammerhead
07. Mna Na Heireann
08. Brush with the Blues
09. Big Block
10. A Day in the Life
11. Nessun Dorma Aria

01. Key To The Highway
02. I Shot The Sheriff

03. Little Queen Of Spades
04. Cocaine
05. Shake Your Moneymaker
06. Moon River
07. You Need Love
08. Outside Woman Blues
09. Little Brown Bird
10. Wee Wee Baby
11. (I Want To Take You) Higher
12. Crossroads - encore

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sexta-feira, 1 de abril de 2011

The Charlie Watts Riots - Long Story Short

The Charlie Watts Riots - Long Story Short - 2010

By Tom McWatters from http://www.timesunion.com
If Last Cons boast a big past, Charlie Watts Riots are an actual supergroup, with a lineup boasting former members of Vodkasonics, Bloom, The Wait and Coal Palace Kings. Power-pop is served on "Long Story Short," and nothing else, thank gosh.

Guitarists Brendan Pendergast and Seth Powell know how to make four chords ring, and they do just that on killers like "Greater Good," "Lie to Me" and the epic chugging, stop/start of "Radio". Just try not singing along to the hook on that one; try to resist the Gerry Rafferty tug in Pendergast's voice.

But there's room for ballads, too, and although the emphasis is on power, we don't mean power ballads. "Page Turner" is poignant enough to make Paul McCartney jealous, and drummer Joe Putrock and bassist Mike Pauley keep it taut without overpowering it.

Powell's "Dress Up," which just might be the album's sleeper, enters over a chiming six-string figure before juggling a great mix of counterpoint vocals and chunky chords over and an eerie keyboard pedal tone.

Long story short, "Long Story Short" is the real thing, a testament to music of the past that proves - Livingston's cry aside - that the future looks just fine.

Brendan Pendergast - Guitar, Vocal
Seth Powell - Guitar, Vocal
Mike Pauley- Bass, Vocal
Joe Putrock - Drums

01. Greater Good           
02. The Narcissist           
03. Dress Up           
04. Calling Out           
05. Running In Place           
06. Lie to Me           

07. Ever After           
08. Page Turner           
09. So Out of Touch           
10. Reveille           
11. Radio           
12. Repeat Myself
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