quarta-feira, 29 de fevereiro de 2012

Denny Laine - Reborn (repost)

Denny Laine - Reborn - 2001

By Joe Viglione, from answers.com

Reborn is a brilliant album by an erratic and often misdirected artist. It is, actually, quite refreshing in its simplicity, with Laine's vocals surprisingly in good shape. In the late '80s and early '90s, the founding member of the Moody Blues who should never have left Wings had little of his great voice left.

He was performing in New England doing covers of previous glories, talking about a musical opera he was writing, and raising a daughter with his girlfriend Helen Grant, daughter of the late Peter Grant, manager of Led Zeppelin. Hearing "Hard Labor" on this disc definitely shows the rebirth the title track acknowledges. The voice is more flawed here than on other tracks, but it works, like a drunken Steve Marriott might sound today had he lived, raspy and sincere. Brian Hines, in his Denny Laine persona, crams choruses he was so good at creating into compact little tunes with great melodies. "Misty Mountain" is a good example - this pop tune dives right into that sound Laine helped establish.What a shame he didn't come up with songs like this when Paul McCartney generously gave him room to express himself on Wings albums. 


01. In Time

02. Reborn
03. Rollin' Tide
04. Nightwalker
05. Hard Labour
06. Misty Mountain
07. Fanfare
08. Within Walls
09. Eternal Quest
10. Phoenix


Ollie Halsall with John Halsey - Abbot's Langrey (repost)

Ollie Halsall with John Halsey - Abbot's Langrey -  1980

In 1980, following his early career with Timexbox, Patto, Tempest and Boxer guitarist Ollie Halsall teamed up with former bandmate drummer John Halsey to record these remarkable sessions.

The planned group never materialised and Ollie joined Kevin Ayers' band, with whom he spent most of the next 12 years, until his untimely death in 1992.

This album is a snapshot of a particular period in the life of a somewhat eccentric but extraordinarily talented musician.

The material, which includes nine Halsall originals, dates from a 1980 colaboration with drummer John Halsey and is completed by some very unusual extra recordings.

01. Bum Love
02. Monkey On My Back
03. Marietta’s Pizzas #1
04. Don’t Understand    
05. This One’s For Me
06. Marietta’s Pizzas #2
07. Seven Days
08. Time Is By My Side
09. We Want Out
10. Marietta’s Pizzas #3
11. Roll Around
Bonus Tracks
12. Seven Days
13. We Want Out
14. Run
15. Shame, Shame


Dean Rees - Sweet Felicity Arkwright (repost)

Dean Rees - Sweet Felicity Arkwright - 2006

Dean Rees is best known for his Hammond work with classic British rockers Humble Pie, as well as Stray, Del Bromham and the Devils and 17Black. Before that, dues were paid in the usual list of local groupings, most notably Colour Sargeant and Grand Society with Toby Marriott. As a featured artist at all annual installments of the Small Faces convention in London, Rees has shared the stage with Glen Matlock, Clem Clempson, Chris Farlow and Steve Ellis.

He's also become known as a "go-to guy" for several other high-profile special events. One of those was a most memorable stop at London's historic Royal Albert Hall for the Ronnie Lane memorial concert (featuring Pete Townshend and Ronnie Wood). Dean was also honored to play at the Steve Marriott memorial concert (feat Noel Gallagher, Humble Pie, Kenney Jones, Ian McLagen, Bobby Tench, Johnny Warman, Peter Frampton, et al). His contribution to the ModAid CD and video was added to those of Ronnie Wood, Mark Joseph and many other popular mod-influenced musos.

In 2003 Dean rejoined his good friend and mentor Greg Ridley, bassist, vocalist, and founding member of Humble Pie. First billed as Greg Ridley's Humble Pie, the new five piece was enthusiastically received by fans and critics alike at debut gigs in London. The US was then targeted with a club tour of the south & west, but sadly it wasn't to be as in early November Greg suddenly fell ill and then passed away later that month. Dean soon jumped into two projects that would be fitting and lasting tributes to Greg Ridley. A collaboration with Bad Company guitarist Dave "Bucket" Colwell on an unfinished song, co-written by Greg, yielded a track that was added to the Greg Ridley Anthology (2004 AngelAir Records). "Learn to Live" also featured vocals by Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) and Todd Sucherman (Styx) on drums.

A memorial concert in 2004 saw Dean reform Greg Ridley's short-lived band from the year before. The Greg Ridley Band payed a rollicking, butt-kicking tribute to their fallen friend at "The Party For Greg" in London. The event also featured great performances by Spooky Tooth's Mike Kellie and Luther Grosvenor (aka Arial Bender of Mott The Hoople), Bucket Colwell (Bad Company, Humble Pie), Paul Geurin (The Quireboys), Mollie Marriott and many others.

In May of 2006 Dean Rees released his first solo CD "Sweet Felicity Arkwright", an offering that not only rocks, but rhythms, blues and rolls with funkn' soul. You'll hear Dean's heaviest influences, which are rooted in the beginnings of Classic Brit Rock, yet throughout Arkwright are pepperings of American soul, blues and gospel.

Ten new Dean Rees Songs co-produced by Dean and his long-time collaborator and friend Karl Randall.

Dean is joined on Sweet Felicity Arkwright by DR Band members Karl Randall (drums), Del Bromham (guitars), Stu Uren (bass), Mollie Marriott (vocals) and Lee Devine (vocals). Two of those names will be familiar to classic rock fans as Del Bromham is the founder and frontman of the veteran British rock band Stray and Mollie Marriott is the daughter of the legendary leader of Humble Pie, Steve Marriott. Also featured on Arkwright are special guest artists and friends Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake, etc), Tony Rolfe, Stefan John, Toby Marriott (Steve's son), James Coello, Ian Page, Clive Hewsen and Stuart Ikin

01. Slide Rider

02. Smilin' Joe
03. Taken a Hold On Me
04. The Blacksmith
05. Soul Patch
06. I Got You
07. The Grain Train (Get On Board)
08. What's Goin Down
09. Heavy Rain
10. Heavy Rain (reprise)


terça-feira, 28 de fevereiro de 2012

Florian Opahle - Europhonics (Repost)

Florian Opahle - Europhonics - 2010

A primeira vez que vi/ouvi Florian Opahle foi assistindo a um DVD de um show de Greg Lake. De imediato, pensei: "- quem é esse moleque na guitarra que ousa repetir - nota por nota - o que Keith Emerson faria em uma dezena de teclados?. Assim que pude, fui pesquisar sobre ele na internet (aonde mais é possível fazer isso nos dias atuais?) e descobri que esse alemão nascido em  1983 era um músico altamento considerado em sua terra natal. Soube também que chegou a ter aulas no Master Class de Al Di Meola e que em 2004 trabalhou e excursionou com Ian Anderson e seu  Jethro Tull.

Florian Opahle é daqueles guitarristas que esbanjam talento,  técnica  e sentimento à disposição do Blues, do Jazz, Rock e, também, Clássico. Quando excursionou com Ian Anderson, Opahle teve seu talento reconhecido por toda a europa e agora não era apenas respeitado por ser um dos mais requisitados músicos de estúdio.

Europhonics é seu primeiro disco solo e contém sete peças instrumentais magnificamente interpretadas. Acompanham-o nesse trabalho o tecladista Stephan Zeh e o percussionista Timucin Dincel. Seis músicas são  composições originais escritas por Florian e  "Pavana" foi  escrita  por F. Tarrega.

Por fim, esse post dedico para aquele seu amigo que você imagina tocar muito.

1. A Nice Day

2. Spanish Nights
3. Pick A Lick
4. Pavana
5. Synth
6. Lucca   
7. Dropped D


The Coal Porters - Rebels Without Applause (repost)

The Coal Porters - Rebels Without Applause - 1996

01. Roll Columbia Roll
02. I Tell Her All the Time

03. The Light That Shines Within
04. Untitled Track
05. Rhythm and Blue Angel
06. Stealin' Horses
07. Sittin' in an Isle of Palms (Live BBC Rec)
08. Stuck on an Island
09. The John F. Kennedy Blues (Live)
10. The March of the Tapdancin' Rats

Sid Griffin - Guitar, Harmonica, Autoharp, Vocals
Chris Buessem - Banjo, Guitar, Background Vocals
Pat Johnson - Guitar
Billy Bremner - Guitar, Sitar, Vocal Harmony
Ian Thomson - Bass,  Background Vocals
Billy Frank, Greg Sowders - Drums
Billy Block - Percussion, Drums
Neill King - Percussion, Keyboards
Tobie Petrie - Keyboards
Dick Fegy - Mandolin
John Herron - Organ, Keyboards
Andy Kaulkin - Organ, Piano, Glockenspiel, Harpsichord


The Bureau - ...And Another Thing (repost)

The Bureau - ...And Another Thing - 2008

The Bureau were a New Wave soul group formed in late 1980 in Birmingham, England, when the original lineup of Dexys Midnight Runners split-up.

Ex-Dexy's members Pete Williams, Geoff Blythe, Steve Spooner, Stoker and Mick Talbot were joined by Paul Taylo, Rob Jones and Archie Brown from a group called The Upset, which had supported Dexy's on tour. The Bureau retained their Dexy's roots and played powerful brass driven sounds.

The debut single, "Only For Sheep", was a hit in Australia, reaching #6], but failed to reach the UK Singles Chart - as did the follow up single "Let Him Have It", inspired by the Derek Bentley / Christopher Craig case. An eponymously titled album was released in 1981, but only in Canada and Australia, and the band members went their separate ways soon afterwards. The album was finally released in the UK in 2005, and the band reunited to play two launch gigs in London and Birmingham in February that year.


Archie Brown - Vocal, Guitar, Sax
Pete Williams - Bass, Ukulele, Clarinet, Guitar, Vocals
Crispin Taylor - Drums, Guitar, Percurssion
Mick Talbot - Keyboards, Vocals
Paul Taylor - Trombone
Geoff Blythe - Saxophone

01. Run Rabbit Run
02. Save Me
03. Chance In a Million
04. A Fine Mess Rag
05. Freedom March
06. Just a Word
07. Falling

08. Mad
09. Divided In Two
10. Flying Lessons
11. Nothing's Going To Stand In Our Way
12. Keaton's Walk (Bonus Track)


segunda-feira, 27 de fevereiro de 2012

Leon Russel - Angel in Disguise (repost)

Leon Russel - Angel in Disguise - 2007

By James Calemine, from swampland.com
Angel In Disguise contains 11 new Leon Russell songs. Russell's prodigious discography proves his influence and talent since he left Lawton, Oklahoma, in his teens.

"Sweet Mimi", a rollicking opener, employs many of the same musical elements--mercurial guitar, cosmic keyboards and a strong beat--Russell mastered over the last 40 years. "How Can This Be Love" contends as a hybrid R & B song bred with synthesized keyboards. The title track, a swinging R & B number, calls to mind Tony Joe White.

These songs - such as "Lovin' On My Mind" - begin to take on a psychedelic-swamp sound with gospel back up vocalists. These compositions represent The Master of Space and Time in 2007.

"Come For You" could easily pass for a Stevie Wonder funk song until you hear Russell's inimitable voice. "Black N Blue" operates with unrestrained R & B, funk and Russell's signature rock and roll piano.

"All Through The Night", a ballad, calls to mind a sonic landscape of Russell's fine album Will O the Wisp. "Honky Tonk Eyes" proves there's still a spring in Russell's 65-year-old step in an up-tempo ditty that revisits Jerry Lee Lewis' incandescent piano work. "Dyess Colony" sounds like cowboy swing mixed with the blues and a galloping keyboard to birth a toe-tapping tale.

01. Sweet Mimi
02. How Can This Be Love
03. Angel In Disguise
04. Lovin’ On My Mind
05. Come For You
06. Honey & Eli
07. Black N’ Blue
08. All Through The Night
09. Honky Tonk Eyes
10. Dyess Colony
11. Desire Inside Your Eyes


John Lennon - Madison Square Garden (repost)


John Lennon - Madison Square Garden - 30-Aug-1972

In September of 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono relocated to Greenwich Village in New York City and found themselves at the epicenter of political activism. They soon became friends with high profile activists Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman and began making public appearances protesting the Vietnam War and the imprisonment of Angela Davis and John Sinclair. Fearing Lennon's influence and more specifically, that he had the ability to humiliate President Richard Nixon, the FBI began investigating, documenting John and Yoko's every move in an effort to find grounds on which to deport him. It was against this highly charged political backdrop that John and Yoko began recording their album, Sometime In New York City, with an agenda to protest against the social injustices they observed in the United States. With Phil Spector producing and accompanied by members of the Plastic Ono Band and Elephant's Memory, the album was completed in March of 1972 and remains the most overtly political recordings Lennon ever recorded.

At the request of their friend Geraldo Rivera, shortly after the album was released, Lennon agreed to headline two charity concerts to benefit the Willowbrook Home, a facility for learning disabled children. Also featuring Sha Na Na, Roberta Flack, and Stevie Wonder, the event was called "One To One," and New York mayor John Lindsay declared the date, "One To One Day." Both concerts were filmed and recorded, with excerpts of the evening show broadcast on ABC Television and performances from the afternoon show eventually compiled for release in 1986 as the live album and home video releases Live In New York City. Not only would these performances go down in history as one of the few times John and Yoko ever performed material from the Sometimes In New York City album, but they would unfortunately prove to be John Lennon's last and only full-length public concerts following the breakup of The Beatles.


01. Mother
02. We're All Water
03. Come Together
04. Give Peace A Chance
05. Imagine

John Lennon - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Yoko Ono - Keyboards, Vocals
Jim Keltner - Drums

Elephant's Memory
Wayne "Tex" Gabriel - Guitar
John Ward - Bass
Richard Frank Jr.  - Drums
Adam Ippolito - keyboards
Stan Bronstien - saxophone
Stevie Wonder,  Roberta Flack and Sha Na Na bandmembers  guests on "Give Peace A Chance"


Buddy Miles Regiment - Sneak Attack (repost)

Buddy Miles Regiment - Sneak Attack - 1981
01. Latin Rock Fusion
02. Can You Hold Me
03. Sunshine Of Your Love
04. I've Made Up My Mind
05. Working Hard Every Day
06. Colossus
07. Let's Make It Together
08. Jazz Fusion
09. Hold Her Tight
10. Dust In The Wind        

11. For Your Precious Love

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domingo, 26 de fevereiro de 2012

Ian McLagan - Rise & Shine (repost)

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)


Nicky Hopkins - No More Changes

Nicky Hopkins - No More Changes - 1975

From Wikipedia....

He recorded and performed on some of the most important British and American popular music recordings of the 1960s and 1970s, and is widely regarded as one of the most important session musicians in rock history

Hopkins was born in Harlesden, North London, England. He suffered from Crohn's disease from his youth. Poor health and ongoing surgery made it difficult for him to tour. This contributed heavily to his focus on working primarily as a studio player.

Hopkins started his musical career in the early 1960s as the pianist with Screaming Lord Sutch's Savages, which also included Ritchie Blackmore, founder of Deep Purple. He then joined The Cyril Davies R&B All Stars, one of the first British rhythm & blues bands, and played piano on their initial single, "Country Line Special".

He began his career as a session musician in London in the early Sixties and quickly became one of the most in-demand players on the thriving session scene there, contributing his fluid and dexterous boogie-woogie influenced piano style to many hit recordings. He worked extensively as a session pianist for leading UK independent producers Shel Talmy and Mickie Most and performed on albums and singles by The Kinks, Alun Davies and Jon Mark (later of the Mark-Almond Band), while Davies was touring with Cat Stevens, Donovan, and The Rolling Stones. His performances with The Rolling Stones were among his most memorable, notably on their Sixties albums Between the Buttons, Their Satanic Majesties Request, Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed. Hopkins also played on Jamming With Edward, an unofficial Stones release that was recorded during the Let It Bleed sessions, while Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts, of the Stones, with Hopkins and Ry Cooder, were waiting for Keith Richards at Keith's Paris flat. The "Edward" of the title was an alias of Nicky Hopkins, derived from his outstanding performance on "Edward, the Mad Shirt Grinder", a song from Quicksilver Messenger Service's Shady Grove LP.

In 1965, he played piano on The Who's debut LP, My Generation. He recorded with most of the top British acts of the Sixties, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and The Kinks, and on solo albums by John Lennon, Jeff Beck, and others. In 1967 he joined The Jeff Beck Group, formed by former Yardbirds guitarist Jeff Beck, with vocalist Rod Stewart, bassist Ronnie Wood and drummer Micky Waller, playing on their influential LPs Truth and Beck-Ola. He also helped define the "San Francisco sound", playing on albums by Jefferson Airplane, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Steve Miller Band. He briefly joined Quicksilver Messenger Service and performed with Jefferson Airplane at the Woodstock Festival. In 1968 he played piano with the Swedish psychedelic group The Tages on the single "Halcyon Days", produced in Abbey Road Studio. He also appeared for The Who on "Getting in Tune" and "The Song Is Over" from band's 1971 album Who's Next.Roger Powell: Cosmic Furnace

Hopkins was added to the Rolling Stones live line-up on the 1971 Good-Bye Britain tour, as well as the notorious 1972 North American Tour and the early 1973 Winter Tour of Australia and New Zealand. He is featured heavily on the classic 1972 Exile on Main St. album. He started to form his own band around this time but decided against it after the Stones tour. He had planned on using Prairie Prince on drums, and Pete Sears on bass. Hopkins failed to make the Stones' 1973 tour of Europe due to ill health and, aside from a guest appearance in 1978, did not play again with the Stones live on stage. He did manage to go on tour with the Jerry Garcia Band, from August 5 to December 31, 1975. He continued to record with the Stones until 1980, and on solo records of members of the Stones up to 1991.

In 1969, Hopkins was a member of the short-lived Sweet Thursday line-up, a quintet made up of Hopkins, Alun Davies, Jon Mark, Harvey Burns and Brian Odgers. The band completed their eponymous debut album, however the project was doomed from the start. Their record label, Fontana Records didn't promote the album, and declared bankruptcy before the members could tour.

He released his second solo album in 1973 entitled The Tin Man Was a Dreamer. Other musicians appearing on the album include George Harrison (credited as George O'Hara), Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones, and Prairie Prince, who was later the drummer for the subversive punk band The Tubes. Re-released on Columbia in 2004, the album is a rare opportunity to hear Hopkins sing.

His third solo album, entitled No More Changes (Mercury SRM 11028), was released in 1975 Appearing on the album are Hopkins (lead vocals and all keyboards), David Tedstone (guitars), Michael Kennedy (guitars), Rick Willis (bass), and Eric Dillon (drums and percussion), with back-up vocals from Kathi McDonald, Lea Santo-Robertie, Doug, Duffy and Dolly. Recorded in London and mixed and mastered in Los Angeles, this is probably Hopkins' best solo album.

Hopkins lived in Mill Valley, California, for several years. During this time he worked with several local dealer bands and continued to record in San Francisco. At the Church Studio in San Anselmo, Marin County, a small jam band formed around Nicky: Bruce Walford, guitar, Larry Holman, drums,and Reb Blake, bass. Hopkins would play his songs and spin tales of his time in London's early rock scene and his father's piano playing in England during World War Two. Hopkins never allowed any of these sessions to be recorded, citing his complete disgust with the music business. One of his complaints throughout his career was that he did not receive royalties from any of his recording sessions, because of his status at the time as merely a "hired hand", as opposed to pop stars with agents. Only Quicksilver Messenger Service through its manager Ron Polti and its members gave Hopkins an ownership stake.

As a session player, Hopkins was renowned for his ability to give accomplished performances with little or no rehearsal, and for his quirky habit of reading comic books at recording sessions. The classic Kinks song "Session Man" from Face to Face is dedicated to (and features) Hopkins. The Kinks' Ray Davies wrote a memorial piece that appeared in the New York Times after Hopkins' death.

Hopkins died aged 50, in Nashville, Tennessee, of complications from intestinal surgery. At the time of his death he was working on his autobiography with Ray Coleman. He was survived by his wife, Moira.

1. Sea Cruise
2. The Ridiculous Trip
3. Hanna
4. Wild You
5. No Time
6. Refugee Blues
7. Lady Sleeps
8. Mornin’ I’ll Be Movin On
9. Last Night’s Changes
10. Lady It’s Time to Go

+@320 vinyl rip

Originalmente postado em 12 de julho de 2010.

Leon Russell - Almost Piano - (repost)

Leon Russell - Almost Piano - 2008

By Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic
Almost Piano = MIDI synthesizers, at least in this collection of ten instrumentals from Leon Russell. One of many self-recorded and self-released albums Russell kicked out in the new millennium, this sequenced and sprightly offering clearly betrays its origins as a computerized creation. As careful as the production sounds, the compositions often seem as if Russell just set up and started playing, giving the tracks their titles afterward. Still, Russell remains a fluid, engaging player, and devoted Leon Russell fans might enjoy putting this on as background music.

01. Ixtland
02. Piano Polka
03. Friendly Fire
04. Whitewater Blues
05. Harpo's Dream
06. Kiss My Eyes
07. Girl I Once Knew, A
08. Blind Lemon Cream
09. Big Easy
10. Reba Lights


sábado, 25 de fevereiro de 2012

Steve Marriott - 30 Seconds to Midnite (repost)

Steve Marriott - 30 Seconds to Midnite - 1989

01. Knocking on Your Door
02. All or Nothing
03. One More Heartache
04. The Um Um Um Um Um Song
05. Superlungs
06. Get Up, Stand Up
07. Rascal You
08. Life During Wartime
09. Phone Call Away
10. The Clapping Song
11. Shakin' All Over
12. Gypsy Woman

Steve Marriott - Guitar, Vocals
James Litherland, Chris Pye - Guitar
Steve Waliys - Slide Guitar
Mick Weaver - Piano
Andy Pask, Mario Castronari - Bass
Philip Todd, Chris White - Saxophone
Guy Barker - Trumpet
Frank Ricotti - Percussion
Simon Hidding - Harmonica
P.P. Arnold, Jim Leverton, Dan - Vocals
J. Neil Sidwell, Stuart Brooks, Simon Gardner - Brass


Buddy Miles - Changes (DVD-A) (repost)

Buddy Miles - Changes (DVD-A) - 2008 

When Buddy Miles died on February 28th, 2008, it marked the passing of one of rock and roll's most flamboyant characters. Primarily known for his skill as a drummer, Buddy played with and for a who's who of rock and roll's elite as well as carving out a successful solo career as a band leader. Aside from the seventeen albums he recorded under his own name, he appeared on albums with Michael Bloomfield and Electric Flag, Gregg Allman, Carlos Santana (he was vocalist for Santana from 1979 - 84), and as the voice of the California Raisins.He is most famous though for his association with Jimi Hendrix.

He recorded a couple of songs with Jimi on Electric Ladyland, before becoming his permanent drummer in the Band Of Gypsies and recording the famous live New Year's Eve concert at Filmore East, Band Of Gypsies. Ironically his time with Jimi was limited to only a year before Jimi's management fired him. Billy still believes that the idea of an all black rock and roll band, Billy Cox was the bass player, made the record companies nervous at the time. They were probably scared it would have a negative impact on record sales.

Read more HERE

Buddy Miles - Drums, Vocal
Kevin Smith - Guitar, Vocal
Joe Thomas - Bass, Vocal

01. Bad Bad Misses
02. Knock On Wood
03. Come Together
04. Medley:

      a) Peter Gunn
      b) Take You Higher
      c) Superstition
05. Changes
06. Life Is What You Make It
07. How Long For An Answer
08. Tribute to Jimi Hendrix Medley:
      a) Purple Haze
      b) Voodoo Child
      c) Hey Joe


Jorma Kaukonen - Magic (repost)

Jorma Kaukonen - Magic  - 1985

From Wikipedia

Magic is a live Jorma Kaukonen album containing performances of acoustic songs from Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna albums recorded during his solo tour of 1984. After a brief reunion tour in 1983 with Hot Tuna, Jorma had continued to play solo and eventually landed a contract with Relix Records. In addition to releasing Kaukonen's new solo recordings, Relix also released live Hot Tuna recordings from the 70s, with the albums Splashdown and Historic Live Tuna. In 1995, Michael Falzarano remastered the album and produced a new version that Relix released as the CD Magic Two.

01. Walkin' Blues
02. Winin' Boy Blues
03. I'll Be Alright (Traditional)
04. Embryonic Journey
05. Candy Man
06. Roads and Roads &
07. Good Shepherd (Traditional)
08. Mann's Fate


Noel Redding Band - Clonakilty Cowboys & Blowin' (repost)

Noel Redding Band - Clonakilty Cowboys & Blowin' - 1975 & 1976

By William Ruhlmann from allmusic.com

Clonakilty Cowboys
Former Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist Noel Redding's second attempt to lead a group (following Fat Mattress), the Noel Redding Band were more of a cooperative effort than their name would suggest. Redding may have been the organizing principal behind the unit, but David Clarke wrote or co-wrote almost all the material as well as singing lead vocals, while Eric Bell played lead guitar. Whoever dominated the band, however, their debut LP, Clonakilty Cowboys, was very much a British rock album of its time. There were hints here of the Faces and there of Mott the Hoople in a mainstream rock sound that seemed utterly familiar in the mid-'70s, but didn't much remind you of Redding's work with Hendrix. When Bell took off on his solo, for example, at the end of "Eight Nights a Week" (a paean to being a rock & roll star), his high-pitched work was out of Rock Guitar 101, but it had none of Hendrix's inventiveness. Maybe it's not fair to make such a comparison, but one falls into comparisons in discussing the music because it had little distinctive character of its own. As singers, neither Clarke nor Redding made it out of the rusty-voiced ranks of generic rock vocalists. Clonakilty Cowboys didn't make any noise on the charts and it didn't deserve to. Redding and company had made a fairly typical album for their time, but hadn't done anything that distinguished them from the pack.

01. There´s A Light
02. Throw Me A Buoy
03. After All
04. Roller Coaster Kids / Whatever Became Of The Children
05. Eight Nights A Week
06. Clonakilty Cowboys
07. Snowstorm
08. Born To His Name
09. If I Had
10. Gotta Move Awaya
Noel Redding emphasized his primacy in the band named after him on their second album, Blowin', putting close-up photographs of himself alone on the front and back covers, albeit with humorous intention. (He was pictured on the front blowing up a big bubblegum bubble and on the back with the burst bubble stuck to his nose.) He also took over production duties on the record and wrote a couple of songs on his own. But this was still a group effort on which lead singer and primary songwriter David Clarke took a prominent, if not dominant, role. The album rocked harder than its predecessor, Clonakilty Cowboys, and, recorded largely in the U.S., seemed to have more of an American, on-the-road feel, beginning with its opening track, "Back on the Road Again." But the Noel Redding Band were still a faceless, nearly generic rock group with a rusty-voiced singer mouthing rock & roll clichés and a standard-issue guitarist. Blowin' didn't sell any better than Clonakilty Cowboys had, and that was about the end of the Noel Redding Band.
11. Back On The Road Again

12. California
13. Yes It´s Alright
14. I´d Rather Go Blind
15. You Make Me Feel So Good
16. Take It Easy
17. Love And War
18. Before The Photograph
19. I`m Just A Sinner
20. Hold On To What You´ve Got


sexta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2012

The Ambulators With Pete French - On Top (repost)

The Ambulators With Pete French - On Top - 2007

review from cdbaby
The term SUPER-GROUP is thrown around far too often but the truth of the matter is that these guys really do all come from SUPER groups. Vocalist Pete French has done time with Carmine Appice and Tim Bogert in Cactus as well as making albums with Atomic Rooster and his own Leaf Hound. Guitarist Ray Majors is a former Yardbird and member of Mott The Hoople. Don Craine and Keith Grant are founding members of The Downliners Sect. Roger Cotton was a member of Peter Green's Splinter Group and Mick Avory is the drummer for The Kinks.

Peter French - Vocals
Ray Majors  - Guitar
Doun Crane - Guitar
Keith Grant - Bass
Roger Cotton - Keyboads
Mick Avory - Drums

01. Sitting On Top of the World

02. Blue Monday
03. Nature
04. Wang Dang Doodle
05. What a Price


V.A - The Yardbirds Family Tree - Birds Of A Feather (repost)

V.A -  The Yardbirds Family Tree - Birds Of A Feather - 2006

By Dave Thompson from Goldmine Magazine
There’s the Yardbirds’ family tree, and then there’s the Yardbirds’ family tree, and in terms of having something fresh to listen to, one is a lot more enjoyable than the other. John Mayall, Cream, the Jeff Beck Group, Led Zeppelin – whatever is left to be said about the monsters that once took flight from the Yardbirds’ nest? But step away from the antics of a few smart guitar slingers, and there’s an underground swirling around the band’s other members that rarely sees the daylight it deserves.

In fairness, this is less a Family Tree collection, than an anthology of Jim McCarty’s more recent, extra-curricular activities. The British Invasion All-Stars, the Yardbirds Experience and, of course, the Jim McCarty Band are the dominant names here, together with a clutch of McCarty-less highlights from the Ambulators’ tribute to ‘birds mentor Sonny Boy Williamson. Likewise, the 19 tracks turn up a mere handful of established Yardbirds classics (“Shapes Of Things,” of course, kicks it all off), preferring to mine the entire British beat repertoire of bluesy classics, R&B stompers and proto-rock howlers.

The line-up across the four acts is phenomenal – Don Craine, Phil May, Dick Taylor, Eddie Phillips, Mick Green, Matthew Fisher, Ray Majors, Mick Avory, Dave Walker … and that’s just the names that your pet goldfish would recognize. Noel Redding leads one aggregation across a dynamic “Jimi Hendrix Trilogy”; Pete French (ex-Cactus) fronts another through an incendiary “Wang Dang Doodle” and a Cream-stopping “Sitting On Top Of The World.” (Both tracks, incidentally, are previously unreleased.)

There’s no weak moments, no awkward segues, no annoying lapses. From start to finish, Birds of a Feather blazes as brightly as the blues should burn, and rocks with all the passion that the Yardbirds themselves made their own. Others among the band’s hatchlings may grab all the headlines, and make all the noise. But when it comes to actually playing the music, and making it matter, this is Year Zero.

01. Shapes of Things
02. Mona
03. Gimme Some Lovin'
04. Shakin' All Over
05. Green Onions    
06. I'm a Man        
07. Wang Dang Doodle
08. Sitting on Top of the World
09. Outside Woman Blues
10. How Many More Times

11. Framed
12. I Go Crazy
13. How Blue
14. Don't Start Me Talkin'
15. Nine Below Zero
16. Bring It on Home
17. Keep It to Yourself
18. Help Me
19. Jimi Hendrix Trilogy

Tracks 1-6 by The British Invasion All-Stars featuring Yardbirds founding member Jim McCarty along with Dick Taylor and Phil May of The Pretty Things, Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum) Don Craine and Keith Grant (Downliners Sect) Eddie Phillips (Creation) Ray Phillips (Nashville Teens) and Mick Green (The Pirates)

Tracks 6 and 7 are brand new recordings featuring Pete French (Cactus/Atomic Rooster) on vocals. Never before released!

Tracks 9-13 are by The Jim McCarty Band once again with Mr McCarty on drums, co-lead guitar by current Yardbirds vocalist John Idan and former Yardbirds axe-man Ray Majors along with Rod 'The Mod' Demick on bass. Vocals handled by Idan and Majors.

Tracks 14-18 are from the album 'Mostly Sonny-A Tribute to Sonny Boy Williamson' by The Ambulators with Dave (Savoy Brown) Walker on vocals. Don Craine - guitar, Nigel Watson- guitar, Ray Majors-lead guitar, John O'Leary-harmonica, Roger Cotton-keyboards, and Mick Avory (The Kinks) on drums.

Track 19 is a long out of print song by The Yardbirds Experience. 'The Yardbirds Experience' is the same basic line-up as The British Invasion All-Stars with the additional of Noel Redding on bass.


British Invasion All-Stars - British Invasion All-Stars (repost)

British Invasion All-Stars - British Invasion All-Stars - 2002

by Alex Henderson from AMG
The British Invasion All-Stars are a 21st century band with a '60s sound, which isn't surprising because all of its members are veteran rockers who belonged to various '60s bands (some more prominent than others). In rock circles, the term British Invasion is used to describe the wave of British rock bands that made its presence felt in the '60s. Rock was born in the United States, but when the Beatles and many other British acts hit big in the '60s, it was clear that England had become a major player in the rock & roll field.

Formed in 2001, the British Invasion All-Stars boasts former-Yardbird Jim McCarty on drums and lead vocals, ex-Procol Harum member Matthew Fisher on electric Hammond organ, and Eddie Phillips (formerly of the Creation) on lead guitar. The three other members are Ray Phillips, of the Nashville Teens fame, on lead vocals, and two ex-members of the Downliners Sect: rhythm guitarist Don Craine and bassist Keith Grand (who contributes background vocals and shares the lead vocals with Phillips and McCarty). The British Invasion All-Stars' self-titled debut album, which was released on the independent Mooreland Street label in 2002, shows no awareness of the alternative rock sounds of the early 2000s; the band is totally unaffected by any of the punk, new wave, post-punk, pop-metal, or alternative rock that came after the '60s. From covers of well-known songs by the Yardbirds ("Shapes of Things") and the Who ("Shakin' All Over"), to new material, everything on the British Invasion All-Stars' first album is unapologetically '60s-minded. The CD boasts several guest musicians who have strong '60s credentials, including bassist Noel Redding (who was one-third of the Jimi Hendrix Experience) and two ex-members of the Pretty Things: Dick Taylor and Phil May.

This self-titled debut album by the British Invasion All-Stars was released in 2002, but if you didn't know better, you might assume that it was recorded in the mid- to late '60s. That's because their music is a celebration of '60s British Invasion rock, and all of them know a lot about that subject - they were members of bands like the Yardbirds, Procol Harum, and the Nashville Teens. All of the material sounds dated, and that is true of new songs (including the moody "Heavy Weather") as well as covers of '60s hits like the Yardbirds' "Shapes of Things," the Who's "Shakin' All Over," and Booker T. & the M.G.'s "Green Onions" (which ends up with a British blues-rock outlook rather than a Stax/Volt outlook). Even the production sounds dated; if producer/arranger Mike Ober wanted to make this CD as '60s-sounding as possible, he accomplished his goal. But dated isn't necessarily a bad thing if you are a die-hard fan of a particular era; in fact, it can actually be a plus. And for fans of '60s British Invasion rock, this release is dated in a good sense - dated as in being an enjoyable celebration of an era that gave fans great bands like the Beatles, the Yardbirds, the Zombies, the Who, and the Kinks. The British Invasion All-Stars' performances fall short of mind-blowing; none of their covers are superior to the original versions. But the album is generally decent, and it is worth hearing if you are a serious admirer of '60s rock.

01. Shapes of Things
02. United
03. White Knight
04. Gimme Some Lovin'
05. Bad Penny
06. Heavy Weather
07. Tobacco Road

08. Shakin' All Over
09. Green Onions
10. Glimpses of God
11. Lavender Down
12. Mona
13. I'm a Man
14. How Does It Feel


British Blues All Stars - At Notodden Blues Festival (repost)

British Blues All Stars - At Notodden Blues Festival - 2007

Formed  in 2004, the British Blues All Stars have been blazing a trail across the globe playing blues festivals from San Francisco to Notodden in Norway. Affectionately known by its members as the ‘Silver Shufflers’ the All Stars includes musicians who began their careers up to half a century ago and were responsible for the creation of the British Blues style that rocked the world.

Membership of this elite collaboration is by invitation only and offered to those who have made a major contribution to British Blues. Its participants can trace their musical roots to such seminal bands as; Fleetwood Mac, Manfred Mann, John Mayall’s Blues Breakers, Savoy Brown, Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated and many other legendary outfits.  The line-up varies with the commitments of its members, but The British Blues All-Stars always give an epic performance. The British Blues All Stars at Notodden Blues Festival was released August 28, 2007.

NB: Este acha fácil pela net e possivelmente venham todos da mesma fonte. Mas quando postei o British All-Stars, imediatamente lembrei-me desse.

Peter Green - Guitar
Kim Simmonds, Long John Baldry - Vocals, Guitar
Tom McGuinness - Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin
Gary Fletcher - Bass
Bob Hall - Vocals, Piano
Colin Allen - Drums
Steve Beighton - Sax

01. When It Rains
02. Mississippi Steamboat
03. Standing By My Window
04. Black Magic Woman
05. Pine Top's Boogie Woogie
06. Midnight In New Orleans
07. Shake That Thing
08. Beehive Blues
09. I Got My Eye On You
10. Where Has Your Heart Gone
11. Every Day I Have The Blues
12. Baldry's Out

quinta-feira, 23 de fevereiro de 2012

The Alastair Greene Band - Official Bootleg - Live In L.A (repost)

The Alastair Greene Band - Official Bootleg - Live In L.A - 2003

Alastair Greene is a guitarist/singer/songwriter based out of Santa Barbara California who plays blues and blues influenced rock much in the same vein as Gov't Mule, Rory Gallagher, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Allman Brothers Band, etc,..

He has performed and/or recorded with a number of California and International artists over the years including: Alan Parsons, Mark Karan (Ratdog), Jeff Pevar (CSN), Aynsley Dunbar, Frank Goldwasser, The Pontiax, Wally Ingram, Seymour Duncan and Mitch Kashmar to name a few. His first full length album under his own name entitled "A Little Wiser" was released in late in 2001. The Alastair Greene Band has shared the stage with such artists as John Mayall And The Bluesbreakers, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Mike Campbell's Dirty Knobs, Billy Boy Arnold, Lonnie Brooks, Jonny Lang, Junior Brown, Lucky Peterson and Robin Trower.

This is a LIVE CD from Winter of 2002 recorded direct to CD from the mixing board at an LA Club.

Alastair Greene - Guitar, Vocals
Jack Kennedy - Bass
Tom Lackner - Drums
Steve Utstein - Hammond B-3 Organ

01. Ramblin' Mind
02. Beginning To Wonder/Cissy Strut
03. Say What You Want
04. One Way Out
05. Afro Blue
06. Love Too Strong
07. Three Bullets


Simon Phillips and Jeff Babko - Vantage Point (repost)

Simon Phillips and Jeff Babko - Vantage Point - 2000

By Hilarie Grey from jazztime 
Offering authentic acoustic jazz from a unique Vantage Point are drummer Simon Phillips and pianist Jeff Babko. Phillips, most widely known as the foundation of pop-rock mega-band Toto, has worked out acclaimed jazz-rock chops over the years. Teaming with the dazzlingly talented Babko, bassist Dave Carpenter and the blistering dual-horn attack of trumpeter Walt Fowler and saxophonist Brandon Fields, Phillips serves up a sound that reveres the masters of '50s and '60s jazz, with the crisp bite of modern production. From the sweet, blithely swinging horn-based feel of "New Blooded," to the wicked film noir sounds of "Miles Away," spotlighting Carpenter's mysterious bass and squinched mute horns, the quintet's sound is vintage-bracing and potent-but with a spacious instrument placement that deposits listeners directly in the club, ringside. The solos stretch, romp and wail, with Fowler's scorching trumpet powering the soulful "Vantage Point," and Phillips offering a huge drum intro to the hard bop of "Bewilderment," for example. A live hyper-fast romp entitled "Spirits of Trane" showcases the band's mind-boggling synchronicity and features some truly inspired sax spirals and squeals that might suggest that actual channeling of these spirits has occurred on this truly transporting effort.

01. Vantage Point
02. New Blooded
03. Bewilderment
04. Miles Away
05. Doubletake
06. Dreamscape
07. One of a Kind
08. Spirits of Trane (Recorded live at Café Cordiale, Sherman Oaks on September 1st, 1999)

Simon Phillips - Drums
Jeff Babko - Piano
Dave Carpenter - Acoustic Bass
Walt Fowler - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Brandon Fields - Sax Tenor, Sax Soprano

NB: Eu não sei se é uma questão de ser outra edição ou serviço mal feito mesmo, mas existe um arquivo deste disco rolando na net com sete - e não oito! -  faixas. No caso, sem "one of a kind". Então, se já tens a sua cópia, é hora de fazer o upgrade.

Se quiseres saber mais sobre Jeff Babko ou baixar mais alguma coisa dele, dê uma olhada AQUI


Country Joe McDonald - War War War Live (repost)

Country Joe McDonald - War War War Live - 2007

Nine poems from Robert W. Service’s war-themed collection Rhymes of a Red Cross Man set to music and sung by Country Joe McDonald. Recorded live on July 7, 2007 at the 2nd annual “Our Way Home Peace Event and Reunion,” honoring US Vietnam War resisters and others in Castlegar, British Columbia. Live show includes an introduction by Country Joe explaining how the original Vanguard album came to be recorded.

Read More HERE 

01. Introduction by Country Joe
02. Foreword
03. The Call
04. Young Fellow, My Lad
05. The Man from Athabaska
06. The Munition Maker
07. The Twins
08. Jean Desprez
09. War Widow
10. The March of the Dead


Arlo Guthrie & Wenzel - Every 100 Years - Live auf der Wartburg (repost)

Arlo Guthrie & Wenzel - Every 100 Years - Live auf der Wartburg  - 2010

Recorded live at the Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Germany on September 19, 2006. This recording is the final performance of the "Together Tour 2006" with Arlo Guthrie & Wenzel. This album has Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie and Wenzel composed tracks, with the first ever released "My Peace", with words by Woody Guthrie and music by Arlo Guthrie.

01. Green, Green Rocky Road
02. In Times Like These
03. Nächtliche Überfahrt
04.. Ridin' Down The Canyon
05. Ninety Mile Wind/Neuzig Meilen Orkan
06. The Red Haired Boy
07. Every 100 Years/Erst nach 100 Jahrn
08. St. Louis Tickle
09. Herbstlied
10. St. James Infirmary
11. In meiner schwarzen Stunde
12. Darkest Hour
13. My Peace / Mein Frieden


quarta-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2012

Rich Hopkins & Barry 'The Fish' Melton - Duel in the Desert (repost)

Rich Hopkins & Barry 'The Fish' Melton - Duel in the Desert - 2007
Country Joe McDonald and his partner "the fish" (also known in real life as Barry Melton) helped put the word "psychedelic" into mainstream American speech during the 60's and 70's with several of the best rock and roll albums to ever come out of the San Francisco bay area.

Along with admitted major "Fish" fan, guitarist/vocalist Rich Hopkins, Melton can be now be heard on DUEL IN THE DESERT, an import CD from Taxim Records in Germany. Melton and Hopkins are in fine form with a disc full of songs written by Hopkins, Melton, Melton and Hopkins, Chuck Berry and even a couple of folk and blues items from the Public Domain. Rounding out the group are Nick Augustine on Bass Guitar and Tom Larkin on Drums.

01. Alabama Bound (Publ. Domain, arr. Hopkins)
02. I've Seen the World from Your Eyes (Hopkins)
03. Please Forgive Me (Melton)
04. Without You (Hopkins) 5:23
05. The Highway is a Devil (Melton)
06. Duel in the Desert (Hopkins)
07. Pretty Polly (Publ. Domain, arr. Hopkins &  Melton)
08. Oh Death (Publ. Domain, arr. Hopkins &  Melton)
09. Thirty Days (Chuck Berry)

Rich Hopkins - Guitar, Vocals
Barry Melton - Guitar, Shakers, Vocals
Nick Augustine - Bass
Tom Larkins - Drums

Mais um disquinho que se encontra fácil na net. Pra comprar.


The Original Steve Gibbons Band - Live In Concert (repost)

The Original Steve Gibbons Band - Live In Concert - 2010

from official site

The Steve Gibbons Band were causing a stir across the UK in the 70's when Pete Townshend discovered and mentored them leading to a recording deal with Polydor and touring the World with The Who for 3 years.

They had a UK Top 10 hit with "Tulane" and recorded 4 albums for Polydor and even Roger Daltrey covered "One of the Boys" for his solo album.

Punk & New Wave changed the record industries way of thinking so the original band split, leading to drummer, Bob Lamb becoming a high profile recording producer, notably for UB40, Duran Duran, Ruby Turner, Stephen Tin Tin Duffy & Ocean Colour Scene.

Bob Wilson went on to be MD of the Ruby Turner Band as well as playing guitar for many top Birmingham bands over the past 20 years.

Dave Carroll is a highly respected classical musician who works for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford upon Avon. He still plays a mean lead guitar!

Trevor Burton, original member of The Move, has fronted his own Trevor Burton Band since the split and is still busy to this day.

Steve Gibbons continues to play his music live across the UK & Europe after over 4 decades in the business covering more miles than NASA's Space Shuttle Program!

Live In Concert this is an exclusive previously unreleased live recording of their acclaimed reunion tour recorded in front of a 1000+ capacity crowd at the Old Robin Hood Club, Merry Hill in Birmingham England in March 98. 78 minutes of 14 great rockin' tracks, ball breaking rhythm section, exciting, soaring dual lead guitars and Steve's classic story telling vocals.

01.Watching The River Flow
02. Spark Of Love
03. Natural Thing
04. Strange World
05. Tupelo Mississippi Flash
06. All Right Now
07. Down In The Bunker
08. My Generation
09. One Of The Boys
10. Mr Jones
11. Rollin'
12. Tulane
13. Grace
14. Little Suzie


CoCo Carmel - First Fruit (repost)

CoCo Carmel - First Fruit - 2010

This record is available on Cd Baby , I-Tunes , Amazon and many other online stores (and good blogs too!). One of the last great recordings by Delaney Bramlett with CoCo Carmel engineering and co-producing. Along the same lines as their cd "Sounds From Home" that was released in Europe in 1998.

This is CoCo Carmel's first solo record, the artwork is by Michele Bramlett, the very talented daughter of Delaney. Also appearing on the record is Bekka Bramlett. This record is chock full of great songs including "I don't know why", the song Delaney produced on Eric Clapton's first solo record .

Check out HERE  to view the tracks and CoCo's thoughts on each of them and how the songs came about and click HERE too to watch "rest in peace".

01. What Am I Doin In a Place Like This?
02. Doin' It Right
03. Love Don't Deserve It (to be treated this way)
04. Mother
05. I Don't Know Why
06. Sound Of The City (feat. Delaney Bramlett & Bekka Bramlett)
07. Why Would I do That? (feat. Delaney Bramlett)
08. Go To Him
09. Let Me Put it Another Way (feat. Delaney Bramlett)
10. Imaginary Love
11. Sweet Miss You
12. Only a Game (feat. Delaney Bramlett)
13. Rest In Peace


Pat McManus - 2PM (repost)

Pat McManus - 2PM - 2009

01. Chasing Away The Blues
02. Trouble
03. Best Friends (End Of The Line)
04. Rough Diamond
05. Law Of The Jungle
06. Big Hair (Slight Return)
07. Voodoo Boogie
08. Addicted To The Rush
09. Dogging Me Around
10. So Bored
11. Whole Damn World (Getting On Our Backs)
12. Satisfaction Guaranteed
13. Born To Be Bad
14. Lucky Man
Bonus Track
15. Blowin' In The Wind

Pat McManus - Lead Vocals, Electric, Accoustic, Steel and Slide, Guitars, Bass, Violi
Paul Faloon   - Drums
Gordon Sheridan - Bass
John McCollough - Keyboards
Mudd Wallace  - Backing Vocals, Additional Bass and Drum Programming
Maura Wallace - Backing Vocals
Ali Clinton - Guest for additional guitar on "Blowin In The Wind"


terça-feira, 21 de fevereiro de 2012

The Mods - The Mods 1966's Singles (repost)

The Mods - The Mods 1966's Singles

The 1960's band from Toledo, Ohio that billed themselves, as The Mods did not start out using the name The Mods when they first formed a band.  The original members of the band that was formed in Toledo, Ohio had several other names before they took on the name  The Mods.  The band was originally founded by two brothers;  Terry Smith and his younger brother Larry Smith along with and their best friend, Larry Music.  I know what you are saying, (Larry Music) yes, Music was his real last name... great name to have if you are going to be in a band playing music.  The three teenagers first became interested in forming a band in 1963 shortly after the Beatles took America by storm.

As young boys, the Smith brothers, Terry (age 12) and his younger brother Larry (age 10), both learned to play guitar on their own after their father showed them how to make a few basic chords on their father's guitar. Their father was very musically inclined and had the ability to play several musical instruments, as did Smith boy's uncle's and grandfather. So I guess it must have been in the genes for the Smith brothers to play musical instruments too. The Smith brothers did inherit the ability to play music by ear on the guitar, and both eventually learned to play several other musical instruments between them. Terry Smith ended up teaching the brother's friend, Larry Music to play guitar in 1962.

from The Mods' site

A single copy of The Mods 1966 45 RPM recording (original label shown above), sold on an Ebay auction on May 2, 2005 for the astounding price of $504.00 (USD) to a bidder from the United Kingdom. We sold a lot of these in 1966 at our concerts for the price of $1.00 (one dollar) per record. Since then, in late 2007 one dozen mint copies were discovered by someone in Toledo, Ohio (our old hometown). The records were put up for auction by Frogtown books on Ebay and auctioned off one record at a time.  After all records were sold on Ebay and the dust settled the records had fetched and average price of between $500 to $550 per record; and ending up netting over six thousand USA dollars to the owner of the auction.  Hearing that makes me wish I that I had bought a box of them (30 records to a box in 1966) and then I could have stashed them in a safe place until now and had my own auction. 


Terry Smith - Lead Guitar, Harmonica, Lead Vocals
Larry Music - Rythmn Guitar, Back Vocals
Larry Smith - Bass Guitar, Back Vocals
Fred Jablonski - Drums

01. I Give You An Inch (And You Take A Mile)
02. You've Got Another Think Coming




Robert Plant - If I Were A Carpenter - EP (repost)

Robert Plant - If I Were A Carpenter - EP - 1993
01 If I Were a Carpenter
02 Ship of Fools (Live from Montreux)
03 I Believe (Live from Montreux)
04 Tall Cool One (Live from Montreux)


Pete Townshend - Lifehouse Elements (repost)

Pete Townshend - Lifehouse Elements - 2000

from cduniverse
As most Who fans already know, Pete Townshend's next project after finishing TOMMY was to be a wildly ambitious multi-media event-including an album, a concert, and a movie - called LIFEHOUSE, with a storyline that was a combination of sci-fi and Eastern mysticism. The project eventually collapsed, partly due to early '70s technical limitations, but some of the songs later surfaced on official Who albums (principally WHO'S NEXT) and on several widely circulated Townshend bootlegs.

LIFEHOUSE ELEMENTS (an abridged version of a 6-CD set for sale on Townshend's website), collects various versions of the most important songs. Some are new, such as an astounding techno demolition of Who Are You, and a lovely acoustic guitar/string orchestra remake of Behind Blue Eyes, while some are old, including occasionally unfamiliar mixes of Townshend's one-man band demos of Pure and Easy, and Won't Get Fooled Again. Almost everything here is interesting on some level, and it goes without saying that this is an absolute must-have for Who fans.

There once was a note, pure and easy
Playing so free, like a breath rippling by
The note is eternal, I hear it, it sees me
Forever we blend and forever we die

Pete Townshend - Vocals, Various Instruments
London Chamber Orchestra.

01. One Note (Prologue)
02. Baba O'Riley
03. Pure And Easy
04. New Song

05. Getting In Tune   
06. Behind Blue Eyes
07. Let's See Action
08. Who Are You       
09. Won't Get Fooled Again See All
10. Baba M1   
11. Song Is Over