sábado, 21 de setembro de 2019

Janis Joplin - Woodstock Sunday August 17, 1969

Janis Joplin - Woodstock Sunday August 17, 1969 - 2019

Janis Joplin and her former band Big Brother & the Holding Company gained stardom at the Monterey International Pop Festival 1967. Unfortunately in late 1968 she left the band to move on to a solo career. Of course, Janis ended up in Woodstock together with a full ensemble of musicians.

Her late performance - she played in the night of Saturday to Sunday at about 2:00 am - didn't make things easier for her. The show was still strong but it lacked somewhat of Janis Joplin's power and improvisation of her backing band. Nevertheless, this gig is a worthwhile document of time.

01. Raise Your Hand
02. As Good As You've Been To This World
03. To Love Somebody
04. Summertime
05. Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)
06. Kozmic Blues

01. Can't Turn You Loose
02. Work Me, Lord
03. Piece Of My Heart
04. Ball and Chain

Janis Joplin - Vocals
John Till - Guitar
Brad Campbell - Bass
Maury Baker - Drums
Richard Kermode - Keyboards
Terry Clements - Tenor Saxophone
Cornelius "Snooky" Flowers - Baritone Saxophone, Vocals
Luis Gasca - Trumpet


sexta-feira, 13 de setembro de 2019

Henry McCullough - BallyWonderland

Henry McCullough - BallyWonderland - 2019

from ThePaulMcCartneyProject!!!!!
Henry Campbell Liken McCullough (21 July 1943 – 14 June 2016) was a Northern Irish guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. He was best known for his work as a member of Spooky Tooth, Paul McCartney & Wings, The Grease Band and Sweeney’s Men. He also performed and recorded as a solo artist and session musician.

McCullough was born in Portstewart, and first came to prominence in the early 1960s as the teenage lead guitarist with The Skyrockets showband from Enniskillen. In 1964, with three other members of The Skyrockets, he left and formed a new showband fronted by South African born vocalist Gene Chetty, which they named Gene and The Gents.

In 1967 McCullough moved to Belfast where he joined Chris Stewart (bass), Ernie Graham (vocals) and Dave Lutton (drums) to form the psychedelic band The People. Later that year the band moved to London and were signed by Chas Chandler’s management team, who changed the group’s name to Éire Apparent. Under Chandler’s guidance after a single release they toured with groups such as Pink Floyd, Soft Machine, The Move and The Jimi Hendrix Experience, as well as Eric Burdon and the Animals. Things went well until in Vancouver, Canada in mid February 1968, while the band was touring with The Animals, McCullough returned to The United Kingdom, officially because of ‘visa problems’ and Mick Cox flew out to take his place in the band. Back in Ireland McCullough joined what was primarily a folk group called Sweeney’s Men, by May 1968. Under his influence, they began to mix folk and rock, and are regarded as the innovators of Folk rock.

A new 15 track album of the best of Henry McCullough’s music during his solo career, “Ballywonderland”. All tracks produced by Henry. He grew up in Portstewart on the north coast of Northern Ireland, and played with various showbands in Ireland, The Eire Apparent on 3 tours with Jimi Hendrix, the Grease Band with Joe Cocker at Woodstock, and worked at various times with Marianne Faithfull and Donovan, and he also appeared on the original cast recording of Jesus Christ Superstar. He was recruited to join the second version of Wings in 1971, and his guitar solo on My Love on the album Red Rose Speedway marked a career peak. McCullough also worked with George Harrison’s Dark Horse label, which produced his solo album Mind Your Own Business in 1975. During his time with Wings, McCullough was one of the people whose voices are heard answering questions at the end of Pink Floyd’s song Money from the album The Dark Side of the Moon.

01 Belfast To Boston
02 I Couldn't Sleep For Thinking Of Hank Williams
03 Time To Put The Snakes To Bed
04 While My Guitar Gently Weeps

05 Live Long Rock & Roll (feat. Gary Brooker, Nick Mason, Paul McCartney, Chris Stainton, Albert Lee, Paul Carrack & Paul Brady)

06 Belfast Train
07 The Last Of The Bluemen
08 Drunken Nights In The City
09 Fast Blues In G
10 Ould Piece Of Wood
11 I'd Rather Die Young
12 Failed Christian
13 The Burial Ground
14 So Long Blues
15 Josie's In The Garden


terça-feira, 10 de setembro de 2019

Ten Years After - Naturally Live

Ten Years After - Naturally Live - 2019

On September 6, the legendary BluesRock band Ten Years After will release a new live album. 'Naturally Live' was recorded on March 24, 2018 at the HsD Museumkeller in Erfurt (Germany) during the tour that followed the release of their most recent studio album 'A Sting In The Tale'. As well as original members Ric Lee and Chick Churchill, the band features Bass Icon Colin Hodgkinson and multi-award winning Guitarist/Vocalist Marcus Bonfanti. This line-up was also responsible for 'A Sting In The Tale' that was released 50 years after the release of their eponymous debut album in 1967.

01. Land of the Vandals
02. One of These Days
03. Hear Me Calling
04. I'd Love to Change the World
05. Silverspoon Lady
06. Last Night of the Bottle
07. Portable People
08. Don't Want You Woman
09. Losing the Dogs
10. 50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain
11. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
12. I'm Going Home
13. Ric Lee Introducing Tya


sexta-feira, 6 de setembro de 2019

Harvey Mandel - Dragons At Play

Harvey Mandel - Dragons At Play - 2017

From CDBaby
You are about to listen to a master musician, a maestro, a craftsman, a fully–realized musical genius. Harvey Mandel is a legend, and a true hero of contemporary music who long ago established himself among the elite modern electric guitarists in the world. He has performed with the Rolling Stones, The Ventures, Bob Dylan, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and other iconic artists and bands. He performed a legendary set at Woodstock, and has played most of the great shrines of the blues and rock and roll worlds.

Harvey Mandel is a master musician at every level. Harvey actually invented many of the techniques now used by great rock, blues and “psychedelic” guitarist around the world. His beautiful melody–making, his sense of lyricism, his rhythmic potency, his breathtaking power, his pure mastery of music itself, his sense of detail and perfection, his virtually–cosmic creativity, all come together in this dazzling display of musicianship.

Performing pieces that he and/or I composed, the music in Dragons at Play is in the end pure Harvey Mandel - exciting, potent, beautiful, mystical in the greatest rock and roll sense. All instrumentation in this album is by Harvey Mandel. You can listen hundreds of times and still hear more in Harvey’s breathtaking guitar.

Dragons at Play is music for mature rock and blues connoisseurs. Listen to each piece through to the blissful end Harvey has a talent for building each piece and finishing with magic. My humble recommendation stick this disc in your car stereo, turn up the volume and take a long drive, you are about to experience mastery!

01. Dragons at Play
02. Fantasy Mountain
03. Wild Ginseng
04. Karma
05. Father Sun
06. Happy in Our Garden
07. Leopard Spots
08. I'm a Yin Yang Man
09. Tattooed Beauty


domingo, 1 de setembro de 2019

Matt Deighton - Villager

Matt Deighton - Villager - 1995

Deighton is a familiar name on the UK music scene through his work with acid jazz favourites Mother Earth and his association with Paul Weller and Oasis. Additionally, he has established a minor solo career with a series of low-key but undeniably charming folk rock albums.

Deighton initially made a name for himself in the mid-80s as a member of London-based indie rock band the Wolfhounds, before moving on to Mother Earth in the early 90s. As the band’s chief songwriter he was responsible for some of their most memorable songs, including the sublime ballad ‘Jesse’. In 1995, shortly before Mother Earth’s demise, Deighton released his solo debut Villager, a charming folk rock collection that earned admiring comparisons to the work of Richard Thompson. In 1997, he joined Paul Weller’s band for the Heavy Soul tour and remained as lead guitarist until late 1999. The following year Deighton issued his second solo album, You Are The Healer. Originally recorded in 1996 but delayed because of contractual difficulties, the album was reworked for release on the Yeaah! label and featured excellent keyboard work from UK music legend Brian Auger.

01. Good For Us
02. Stones Around The Candle
03. Villager/Bone Dry Boat
04. Jesus Loves The Rain
05. Get Out The Road
06. Hey, My Mind
07. Pure English Honey
08. The Windmills Of Norfolk
09. Two Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
10. Hiding In The Breeze

Bonus Tracks (live tracks)
11. Hey, My Mind
12. Get Out The Road
13. Stones Around The Candle
14. Pure English Honey
15. Hiding In The Breeze
16. Villager

Matt Deighton - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Phil Steriopulos - Double Bass
Paul Clarris - Drums, Percussion
Andrew Dillon - Harmonica
Scotty Addison - Piano
Peter Shrubshall - Flute
Ingrid Sellschop - Violin, Viola