quarta-feira, 29 de junho de 2022

George Harrison - All Things Must Pass - 1970 (2021 Super Deluxe)


















George Harrison - All Things Must Pass - 1970 (2021 Super Deluxe)

Released in November 1970, just seven months after the group’s breakup was belatedly confirmed, it has become synonymous with the concept of suppressed brilliance. Since he first landed a composition on a Beatles album with “Don’t Bother Me” in 1963, Harrison had battled, largely unsuccessfully, to place his songs on the group’s records, eventually securing one per LP and finally one per vinyl side. Thus, he had a huge backlog of material, and his deep frustration at trying to break the John Lennon-Paul McCartney songwriting stranglehold was one of many factors in the group’s dissolution. Yet it’s also the reason why “All Things Must Pass” is such a masterpiece: He’d been working toward it for his entire career.

Disc 1 (Main Album)
01. I’d Have You Anytime
02. My Sweet Lord
03. Wah-Wah
04. Isn’t It A Pity (Version One)
05. What Is Life
06. If Not For You
07. Behind That Locked Door
08. Let It Down
09. Run Of The Mill

Disc 2 (Main Album)
01. Beware Of Darkness
02. Apple Scruffs
03. Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
04. Awaiting On You All
05. All Things Must Pass
06. I Dig Love
07. Art Of Dying
08. Isn’t It A Pity (Version Two)
09. Hear Me Lord
10. Out Of The Blue  
11. It’s Johnny’s Birthday  
12. Plug Me In  
13. I Remember Jeep  
14. Thanks For The Pepperoni  

Disc 3 (Day 1 Demos – Tuesday 26 May 1970)
01. All Things Must Pass (Take 1) 
02. Behind That Locked Door (Take 2)
03. I Live For You (Take 1)
04. Apple Scruffs (Take 1)
05. What Is Life (Take 3)
06. Awaiting On You All (Take 1) 
07. Isn’t It A Pity (Take 2)
08. I’d Have You Anytime (Take 1)
09. I Dig Love (Take 1)
10. Going Down To Golders Green (Take 1)
11. Dehra Dun (Take 2)
12. Om Hare Om (Gopala Krishna) (Take 1)
13. Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll) (Take 2)
14. My Sweet Lord (Take 1) 
15. Sour Milk Sea (Take 1)

Disc 4 (Day 2 Demos – Wednesday 27 May 1970)
01. Run Of The Mill (Take 1) 
02. Art Of Dying (Take 1)
03. Everybody/Nobody (Take 1)
04. Wah-Wah (Take 1)
05. Window Window (Take 1)
06. Beautiful Girl (Take 1)
07. Beware Of Darkness (Take 1)
08. Let It Down (Take 1)
09. Tell Me What Has Happened To You (Take 1)
10. Hear Me Lord (Take 1)
11. Nowhere To Go (Take 1)
12. Cosmic Empire (Take 1)
13. Mother Divine (Take 1)
14. I Don’t Want To Do It (Take 1)
15. If Not For You (Take 1)

Disc 5 (Session Outtakes and Jams)
01. Isn’t It A Pity (Take 14)
02. Wah-Wah (Take 1)
03. I’d Have You Anytime (Take 5)
04. Art Of Dying (Take 1)
05. Isn’t It A Pity (Take 27)
06. If Not For You (Take 2)
07. Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine) (Take 1)
08. What Is Life (Take 1)
09. Beware Of Darkness (Take 8)
10. Hear Me Lord (Take 5)
11. Let It Down (Take 1)
12. Run Of The Mill (Take 36)
13. Down To the River (Rocking Chair Jam) (Take 1)
14. Get Back (Take 1)
15. Almost 12 Bar Honky Tonk (Take 1)
16. It’s Johnny’s Birthday (Take 1)
17. Woman Don’t You Cry For Me (Take 5)


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segunda-feira, 27 de junho de 2022

IVAR AVENUE REUNION - Ivar Avenue Reunion

















IVAR AVENUE REUNION - Ivar Avenue Reunion - 1970

A one-time project a kind of supergroup of Toronto. Album featuring Neil Merryweather, Charlie Musselwhite, Barry Goldberg and Lynn Carey was recorded at the "RCA Records", located on Ivar Avenue ( hence the name of the group ) , just a few hours. A great mix of blues and psychedelia Hardy with extraordinary vocals Lynn Carey.

The record-consuming public of the '70s was enthusiastic enough about jam sessions to have been offered all kinds of products such as this album, the contents of which beg the question of just what is a jam session, anyway? In this case, the liner notes hint at a casual get-together of various friends, with the cast of characters extending well beyond the confines of the four names listed under the album title. The music these individuals come up with is more like the type of song material rock artists put on a formal album. There is really not much jamming, other than a concluding group improvisation given the title of "Toe Jam," an unappetizing decision seeing how it is preceded by "Walkin' Shoes" and "Run, Run Children" before that. This hint of an obsession with sweaty feet is the only consistent thing about an album that is simply all over the place, depending on who is taking charge of any given song.

Charlie Musselwhite can do a shuffle blues, so he contributes that. Barry Goldberg is a familiar hand at jams, but also co-writes songs with vocalist Lynn Carey that require a flutist and French horn player to augment the group. In the former case, hiring one that plays out of tune is not something that benefits the song at all. On the plus side, certain types of grooves are nailed dead-on. The recording aggregation, who collectively pose on the back cover and for the most part do not look like people one would want to invite over for the evening, bite down solidly on an Otis Spann cover entitled "After While." It is the "Smokestack Lightning" groove, with the results actually an improvement over the sound of 

Musselwhite's own blues recordings. "Fast Train" is a good example of type of joyous but overlong rock-gospel tracks that were popular in the '70s, with solid vocalizing from Carey. The reunion occurred at RCA Studios on Ivar Avenue, thus the name “Ivar Avenue Reunion”.

A one-time project a kind of supergroup of Toronto. Album featuring Neil Merryweather, Charlie Musselwhite, Barry Goldberg and Lynn Carey was recorded at the "RCA Records", located on Ivar Avenue ( hence the name of the group ) , just a few hours. A great mix of blues and psychedelia Hardy with extraordinary vocals Lynn Carey.

The record-consuming public of the '70s was enthusiastic enough about jam sessions to have been offered all kinds of products such as this album, the contents of which beg the question of just what is a jam session, anyway? In this case, the liner notes hint at a casual get-together of various friends, with the cast of characters extending well beyond the confines of the four names listed under the album title. The music these individuals come up with is more like the type of song material rock artists put on a formal album. There is really not much jamming, other than a concluding group improvisation given the title of "Toe Jam," an unappetizing decision seeing how it is preceded by "Walkin' Shoes" and "Run, Run Children" before that. This hint of an obsession with sweaty feet is the only consistent thing about an album that is simply all over the place, depending on who is taking charge of any given song. Charlie Musselwhite can do a shuffle blues, so he contributes that. Barry Goldberg is a familiar hand at jams, but also co-writes songs with vocalist Lynn Carey that require a flutist and French horn player to augment the group. In the former case, hiring one that plays out of tune is not something that benefits the song at all. On the plus side, certain types of grooves are nailed dead-on. The recording aggregation, who collectively pose on the back cover and for the most part do not look like people one would want to invite over for the evening, bite down solidly on an Otis Spann cover entitled "After While." It is the "Smokestack Lightning" groove, with the results actually an improvement over the sound of Musselwhite's own blues recordings. "Fast Train" is a good example of type of joyous but overlong rock-gospel tracks that were popular in the '70s, with solid vocalizing from Carey. The reunion occurred at RCA Studios on Ivar Avenue, thus the name “Ivar Avenue Reunion”.

01. Ride Mama Ride
02. After While
03. Magic Fool
04. Fast Train
05. My Daddy Was A Jockey
06. Charlotte Brown
07. Run, Run Children
08. Walkin 'Shoes
09. Toe Jam

Barry Goldberg - Organ, Piano
Charlie Musselwhite - Harmonica, Vocals
John "Screamin JR " Richardson - Guitars
Lynn Carey - Vocals
Neil Merryweather - Bass
Robin Boers - Drums
Louise Di Tullio - Flute
Jim Decker - Horn
Sidney George - Clarinet
J. J. Velker - Eletric Piano, Organ


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sábado, 18 de junho de 2022

Speedy Keen - You Know What I Mean (Re-Re-Post)


















Speedy Keen - You Know What I Mean - 1975

from http://www.glorydazemusic.com
Ever heard of them eh? Well, Speedy Keen was not really a band but the stage name of one John Keen former lead vocalist of Thunderclap Newman. The Thunderclap's originally put together by The Who's Pete Townsend had one major hit with 'Something In The Air', a song that if you've been within earshot of a radio in the last thirty eight years, you must have heard at least once. An obligatory two month tour of the UK followed, but the band fell apart, understandably not able to match the success of the brilliant and timeless single. Following the split guitarist Jimmy McCulloch went on to Wings and keyboardist Andy Newman released an outstanding progressive album 'Rainbow' in 1971 disappearing soon after never to be heard from again. Not to be left out in the cold, Keen released his first solo album 'Previous Convictions' in 1973 to lukewarm reviews. Following up with 'Y'Know Wot I Mean' found Speedy supported by most of Back Street Crawler and an album that was originally written as a double LP, but eventually was whittled down on the advisement of Island Records.

01 Crazy Love
02 Almost Eighteen
03 Nightmare
04 Fighting In The Streets
05 Bad Boys
06 I Promise You
07 Someone To Love
08 My Love
09 The Profit Of Ecology

John "Speedy" Keen - Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Drums, Piano, Organ, Mellotron
Butch Sanford - Lead Guitar
Terry Wilson - Bass
Tony Braunagel - Drums
Emanuel Rentzos, John Bundrick - Keyboards
Liza Strike - Backing Vocals
Peter Vanderpuije, George Lee, Eddie Quansah - Horns

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quinta-feira, 9 de junho de 2022

Linda Ronstadt - Simple Dreams


















Linda Ronstadt - Simple Dreams - 1977 

By Wiikipedia
Simple Dreams is the eighth studio album by the American singer Linda Ronstadt, released in 1977 by Asylum Records. It includes several of her best-known songs, including her cover of the Rolling Stones song "Tumbling Dice" (featured in the film FM) and her version of the Roy Orbison song "Blue Bayou", which earned her a Grammy nomination for Record of the Year. The album also contains covers of the Buddy Holly song "It's So Easy!" (a top-5 hit) and the Warren Zevon songs "Poor Poor Pitiful Me" (another top-40 hit) and "Carmelita". The album was the best-selling studio album of her career, and at the time was the second best-selling album by a female artist (behind only Carole King's Tapestry). It was her first album since Don't Cry Now without long-time musical collaborator Andrew Gold, though it features several of the other Laurel Canyon-based session musicians who appeared on her prior albums, including guitarists Dan Dugmore and Waddy Wachtel, bassist Kenny Edwards, and producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Asher.

01. It's So Easy (Buddy Holly)
02. Carmelita (Warren Zevon)
03. Simple Man, Simple Dream (J.D. Souther)
04. Sorrow Lives Here (Eric Kaz)
05. I Never Will Marry (Traditional)
06. Blue Bayou (Roy Orbison)
07. Poor Poor Pitiful Me (Warren Zevon)
08. Maybe I'm Right (Waddy Wachtel)
09. Tumbling Dice (Stones)
10. Old Paint (Trad.)
 

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