Monday, July 21, 2014

Earth Quake - Earth Quake & Why Don't You Try Me (1971-1972 west coast acid rock - 2003 Acadia edition - Wave)


Earth Quake was born out of the fertile Berkeley high school music scene (as were another of the band's eventual Beserkley labelmates, The Rubinoos). The band's lineup, as heard on both of these albums was John Doukas, Robbie Dunbar (older brother of the Rubinoos' Tommy Dunbar), Stan Miller and Steve Nelson. They honed their late '60s/early '70s rock at countless frat parties and free concerts in Provo Park (the latter being a pivotal venue that hosted numerous free Sunday shows), bridging the divide between late '60s jams, soul/R&B and tighter radio pop. They were equally adept at kicking out 9-minute guitar rockers as they were at catchy 3-minute pop and rock.
Hooking up with Matthew "King" Kaufman as their manager, they landed a deal with A&M and recorded a debut that had been practiced hundreds of times in endless gigs. The result is incredibly tight, both in the playing and singing, but with the sort of casualness born of familiarity. The album's nine tracks, all reproduced faithfully on this CD, show off both the band's chops, and the high quality of A&M's production team. The followup LP expanded slightly on the band's sound, with guests providing keyboards and horns that add a soulful edge (ala The Rascals) to a few cuts, but guitar-rock remained at the core.
The band's later albums on Beserkley are probably better known to most fans, but these two early issues are a great look at the band's original late '60s essence and the turn from the more elastic rock on the San Francisco scene into more concise forms. (By hyperbolium - Earth, USA) 

Tracklist
01. Tumbleweed
02. Distance Between
03. Summer Song
04. Things
05. Guarding You
06. Wind Keeps Blowing
07. Look Out Your Window
08. Blurry Eyes
09. Tickler
10. Bright Lights
11. Light Befre The Blindmans Eyes
12. I Get The Sweetest Feeling
13. Trainride
14. See What My Love Can Do
15. Why Dont You Try Me
16. Riding High On Love
17. Live And Let Live 


Credits
Robbie Dunbar - Guitar, Electric Piano & Vocals
John Doukas - Vocals
Stan Miller - Bass & Vocals
Steve Nelson - Drums & Vocals

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Crow - Mosaic (1971 US Strong Bluesy Hard Rock - Flac)


Minnesota's Crow were one of those bands who made an impressive dent in the charts early on, only to be victimized by a ruthless business and left in disarray before they could truly capitalize on their success. Led by Dave Wagner, this quintet flourished in the midwest for several years under the guise of 'South 40', before changing their name in 1969. That year, Crow bypassed an offer from Atlantic Records and signed with the smaller Amaret instead. This decision marked the beginning of what would eventually cause the band to implode. Their debut, "Crow Music" was issued that year and quickly their first single began its run up the Billboard charts. "Evil Woman" (which was later covered by Black Sabbath) went on to be the band's highest charting single. Despite the grand entrance the band had made, Amaret was unable to market the band properly due to their financial limitations and soon the band's momentum began to wane. Crow hurried into the studio and released "Crow By Crow" in 1970, which did not measure up to the success of their debut. A few singles made low chart entries and the album quickly vanished from distribution.

This album, "Mosaic" was released the following year and features some of the band's most memorable material. With Wagner's gritty vocals falling somewhere between Jim Dandy Mangrum and Janis Joplin, the material here is fiery and driving. Bearing a strong bluesy hard rock feel, each of the nine cuts smolder with a passion that borders on spiritual. Despite the quality of the songwriting, this album sank without a trace and the band fizzled by late 1972. It's sad because alot of the band's early material had been saddled with horn sections, which was forced upon the group by Amaret Records. The band were never happy with the change of direction and it is this album where the band finally return to their true sound. Unfortunately, it was a case of too little too late. Adding insult to injury, the band's three albums have never seen reissue. Luckily, this clean vinyl rip will provide listeners a chance to hear the band at its most distilled and clear. Try this out....you'll dig it.

Tracklist
01. (Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The) King Of Rock & Roll (2:22) 
02. Easy Street (4:48)
03. Yellow Dawg (2:54)
04. Sky Is Crying (5:41)
05. I Need Love (4:08)
06. Keeps Me Runnin' (2:48)
07. Watching Can Waste Up The Time (3:53)
08. Satisfied (4:56)
09. Watch That Cat (5:11)
10. Let's Not Say Goodbye (4:52)
11. Something In Your Blood (Bonus Track) (2:37)
12. Mobile Blues (Bonus Track) (3:22)
13. I Want Sunshine (as South 40) (Bonus Track) (3:10)


Credits
David Wagner – Lead Vocals 
Dick Wiegand – Guitar  
Larry Wiegand – Bass & Vocals 
Dave "Kink" Middlemist – Keyboards & Vocals
Denny Caswell – Drums, Percussion & Vocals 

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Spirit - Paramount Theatre - Seattle - Washington - KSIW-Broadcast - 1971-12-31 (Flac)

Disc One
01. Radio Comment > Something You Must Say (9:40) >
02. Nature's Way (2:53)
03. Just Care About Me (8:02) - (tape flip, 3 seconds are missing)
04. Hey Joe (9:02)
05. Improvisation (11:32) >
06. Veruska (3:15)

Disc Two
01. Going Away Somewhere (5:23)
02. Tow The Line (5:46)
03. It's All The Same (14:29)
04. I Got A Line On You (3:52)
05. Set Me Free / Comment (9:33)

Credits
Randy California - guitar, vocals
Ed Cassidy - drums, percussion
John Locke - keyboards
John Arliss - bass

This is one of the most intense Concert by Spirit. Powerful and perfect in Harmony. It's a Radio-Broadcast-Show.
The Sound Quality is near excellent Hey Joe is incredible.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Liquid Smoke - Liquid Smoke (1970 Great Us Hard Blues Rock - Flac)


If you ever see a CD simply... buy it!!! Don't worry who it's by or what it costs or anything like that for the moment, buy it. Take it home and stick it in your player, then set the program so you miss out the first two tracks. Never mind why, just do it anyway. Make sure that all breakable objects are firmly secured and turn the volume up regardless of what it was to start with.
It was extremely hard to find CD version, that almost impossible! digitally remastered edition of this album the This is another great day For me I . Even though it took me a lot of time ...(finally I found many thanks Nel,my friend) Yeah it was on my wish list for a long time, more such music, and the world will be better... I remember when I heard for the first time this album, it was like new beginning, for me wow, fantastic, marvelous feeling!
For over 30 years of listening to music, I had not thought it is something that can surprise me, oh how wrong I was!
I did not know those guys, I read that this band existed. Granted, it's amazing playing, powerful, solid, sound organ of Hammond B3,those guitars,dirty heavy vocals.. has long, not heard the such a galopady.... mhhmm it was something new and different form, different scale, the level at which few could climb wonderful abum !
LIQUID SMOKE American psychedelic blues rock band emerged in the city of New York in 1969. Their debut LP, "Liquid Smoke" was released in 1970 on AVCO Embassy Records in the US (AVE-33005 Stereo) produced by Vinnie Testa... to record CD were used Original US pressing from '70 and is not a later reissue of any kind!
Also, for a brief time during this period, Mike Archuleta were putting together a band with Vince Martell, Guitar (of Vanilla Fudge fame) but, the band only played out once (for some local political rally) This album holds, psychedelic sounds, use of vocal harmonies and a blues-rock line,rich,strong sound rare at the 60s-70s heavy obscurities,with great organ Hammond B3 and psychodelic guitars. the New York band's sole self-titled album is classified as very rare consisting of original material written by Vince Fersak and some covers. I wonder if the Black Crowes heard the version of "Hard to Handle" on here because their version sounds awful close. But on this album it's the originals that are the best, with some nice fuzzy rippin' guitar and cool organ runs. 
Among the tracks on the album include "Let Me Down Easy," "Shelter of Your Arms", "Warm Touch" or versions of Otis Redding, "Hard to Handle" and the famous James Brown, "It's a Man's World". The album also includes their single “I, Who Have Nothing” a cover of the Ben E. King hit, which reached nr.82 on the list Billboard. The song, originally by Ben E. King, was written by a partner Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and met successful versions of Tom Jones and Terry Knight and the Pack.
It 's a pity that I have not heard it in the early '70s, today belonged to the canon of my music. Fantastic, melodic, predatory, nostalgic, romantic, everything I love in music is on the album, I listen and listen and listen and I miss those times ...long time no one gave me no such pleasure in music. These 9 tracks are incredibly, amazingly captivating. When I see these forgotten albums, forgotten artists, it is easier on my heart, because it shows that there are people in the world for which, in it's culture and heritage are extremely important. Music is part of human culture, and that band created the foundations of rock music, now a component of our culture. I still have chills, surely I will take him on a Desert Island and to hell with the rest...hehehe 
After issue the album "Liquid Smoke"band ceased to exist.(By Adamus67) 


Tracklist
01. I Who Have Nothing (Leiber, Stoller, Donida, Rapetti) - 3:18
02. Lookin' For Tomorrow (Vince Fersak) - 4:30
03. Hard To Handle (Otis Redding, Allen Alvoid Jones, Jr., Alvertis Isbell) - 3:43
04. Reflection (Vince Fersak) - 4:00
05. Warm Touch (Vince Fersak, Sandy Pantaleo) - 3:31
06 . Shelter Of Your Arms (JerrySamuels) - 4:05
07. Set Me Free (Vince Fersak) - 4:55
08. It's A Man's World (J. Brown, Betty Jean Newsome) - 5:10
09. Let Me Down Easy (Vince Fersak) - 4:2
10. He's A Good Ol'Boy 0:29

Credits
Sandy Pantaleo - Lead Vocals
Ben Ninnman - Keyboards
Mike Archuleta - Bass
Vince Fersak - Lead Guitar
Chas Kimbrell - Drums


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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hydra - Live, After All These Years (2005 great us southern rock - flac)


One of the South's, or the world's for that matter, finest rock bands and true legends of the 1970's, Hydra is back with a smoking new album "Live - After All These Years", on Emphasis Records. Band members Wayne Bruce (guitar-vocals), Spencer Kirkpatrick (guitar), Steve Pace (drums) and Tommy Vickery (bass), perform some the band's best and most popular songs, sounding as great, if not better than ever.The performances captured on this live CD release are the true essence of Hydra, which showcase the tremendous seasoned talents of Bruce-Kirkpatrick-Pace and Vickery, placing a vivid exclamation point on their place in the realm of music history as one of the all time great rock bands. The vocals and musicianship are self-defining.If you are into "Real Rock & Roll" music, put on Hydra, "Live - After All These Years", and turn up the volume. This is the great stuff, kids.Others have used the name, but this is the real HYDRA!!!
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Tracklist:
01. Hydra Introduction
02. Glitter Queen
03. Wasting Time
04. Feel A Pain
05. You're The One
06. Baby Please Stop Messing Round
07. Making Plans
08. Feel Like Running
09. Diamond In The Rough
10. Land Of Money
11. Keep You Around
12. Miriam
13. Rattlesnake Shake
14. Going Down

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Steamhammer - Live In Germany 1969-70 - Rare Tapes (Wave & Mp3 @320)


The extraordinary blues-rock band Steamhammer was formed at the end of 1968 in Worthing. Martin Quittenton (g) and Kieran White (voc., g, harm.) came out of the British folk circuit. Quittenton had worked together with the Liverpool Scene and, like the other members Martin Pugh (g), Steve Davy (b) and Michael Rushton (dr), had played with numerous R&B groups.
Blues hero Freddie King ordered Steamhammer as his backing band on tour through Great Britain. Come Spring time, 1969, they signed a record contract with CBS. The first album, "Steamhammer", was a mixture of classic blues by B.B.King and Eddie Boyd and modern blues written by White and Quittenton with the help of Pugh. At the end of the British blues boom, only a few hardcore fans took interest on the finest lyrical blues-rock statement of the century.
Not selling as many records as they'd hoped to, Steamhammer nevertheless became a top European open-air attraction, mainly due to their brilliant live performance. For over two hours each night they would indulge in wide excursions in instrumental improvisations, embodied by the impressive guitar riffage of Martin Pugh and the sensitive harmonica of Kieran White. In the Summer of 1969, Quittenton left the band, followed by drummer Michael Rushton. They were replaced by Steve Jollife (sax, fl.) and Mick Bradley.
Jollife's feel for precise arrangements and jazz influences especially inspired the recording of Steamhammer's second, "Mk II", album. Overstepping the boundaries of traditional blues forms, they unleashed their own musical creativity and imagination without resorting to any technical trickery. These highly professional and creative musicians performed many live shows at various festivals in Scandinavia, West Germany and the Netherlands. On the continent, it turned out, they had become more popular than in England.



In the Summer of 1970, Steamhammer recorded their "definitive album" (rock session), called "Mountains", as a quartet. White, Pugh, Davy and Bradley were really working as a team and offering electrified white urban blues of highest quality. The live cut, "Riding On The L&N", is one of the highlights of the "Mountains" album, which contains straight-ahead blues numbers with a healthy dose of rock'n'roll. It was only with the release of this album that Steamhammer began to be noticed by the rock world. After the Altamont and Fehmarn fiascos, the era of open-air events of such calibre was ended at least for quite a while.
In the late Summer of that same year, Steamhammer toured for the last time in Germany and the Benelux. The following Autumn, the line-up changed again. Only Pugh and Bradley stayed together and engaged ex-Renaissance member Louis Cennamo (b) for the recording of one more album. "Speech" was recorded in the Winter of 1971 and released in the beginning of 1972. By that time, Steamhammer had ceased to exsist. "Speech" was a disappointing, partly chaotic album, and the negative reception of the record led to the end of the group's popularity. Mick Bradley died in February 1972 of leukemia. Kieran White released a solo LP, "Open Door", in 1975 and Martin Pugh and Louis Cennamo put together a cult band Armageddon (with Keith Relf on vocals), which released only one album.



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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Ten Years After - Fillmore Auditorium San Francisco - June 28Th 1968 - SB (Flac)


Here's another of my all-time fave TYA shows, and hopefully - and most likely - a major upgrade to what most fans have; I got my source tape in a trade sometime in the late 90's from my low generation god Larry Clark - thanx again for this, Larry!
TYA arrived on June 13, 1968 in America to begin a seven week US tour, their first of not less than reputedly 28 until their farewell tour in 1975.
They had recorded their May 14, 1968 Klook's Kleek Railway Hotel show and released parts of it in August as their second album "Undead" in order to have a fresh product to promote during their tour - even nowaydays promoters usually demand a new album for touring.
This show here is one of their very first dates, and their first at Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium. As it turned out, this was the last weekend of the original Fillmore before  Bill moved his venue to the much larger Carousel Ballroom the next weekend (on which TYA also played!), now renamed Fillmore West; since Bill had opened his Fillmore East in March 1968 in NYC, the renaming had become necessary.
TYA's two sets differ nicely from the original UNDEAD set: you get the  - AFASIK - only known recorded live rendition of "I WANT TO KNOW" from their first album plus the almost equally rarely played traditional version of "I WOKE UP THIS MORNING" (i.e. not the "Sssssh!", variation). Exactly these two numbers were left off the floating-around bootleg CD that was made from a higher gen. copy of this tape. Funnily BTW, Wolfgang's Vault used that CD for their upload although one would imagine they had access to better and more complete versions in their ...well, vaults. 
Like on the boot CD, my source tape started off with HELP Me which is nonsense and I put at the end of the second set where it belongs. This had been their closing number until they developed I'M GOING HOME as their anthem and show stopper; at that point in their career, ROCK YOUR MAMA was the standard opener and proposed next single (which was shelved). It seems someone early in the copy line placed it at the start to make the two shows fit on the two sides of a C 90 cassette. It is safe to assume TYA also did I'M GOING HOME to end their 2nd set but it is missing from both my tape and the boot CD. 
It's real nice to hear TYA doing such a variety of still fresh numbers many of which would disappear from their set for good soon after.
Enjoy early, raunchy, jazzy, bluesy, rocking, jamming TYA! (Th:-)mas)


CD 1
First set:
01- Rock Your Mama
02- Spoonful
03- I May Be Wrong, But I Won't Be Wrong Always
04- No Title
05- Summertime - Drum Solo
06- I Woke Up This Morning

CD 2
Second set:
01- I Want To Know
02- Spider In My Web
03- Crossroads
04- Woodchoppers Ball
05- Help Me

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hookfoot - Good Times A'comin' (1972 great uk classic rock With country folk shades - flac)


Back in the day of glorious, analog, pre-Dolby music (you young'uns are being ripped off royally with this crappy digital music: whoever convinced anyone that this was a better format than analog. The human ear picks up analog by nature!), Hookfoot's "Good Times A'comin," was the kind of spin-off band LP from musicians who played for the mega-stars of classic rock when they had free time from touring and cutting albums in studio. This LP is from the era of Elton John's Tumbleweed Connection LP, which extends the great country-western / folk genre that made that LP so great, before EJ became the legendary musician (and oddball) that he is today. Caleb Quaye's guitar work alone makes this a memorable LP. Listen to Tumbleweed Collection and related music, plus Blue Moves (esp. One Horse Town), and the electric guitar version of "Madman Across the Water" to understand Caleb's guitar prowess. Too bad the LP is virtually unknown. It should be on CD, maybe bundled with Bernie Taupin's "He Who Rides the Tiger," which recently came out on affordable CD. Spectacular classic rock LP.(By Jeffrey A. Gross)

Tracklist
01- Sweet Sweet Funky Music (Caleb Quaye) 3:14
02- Living In the City (Caleb Quaye) 4:56
03- If I Had the Words (Duck-Glover-Pope-Quaye) 3-20
04- Gunner Webb's Changes (Ian Duck) 3:12
05- The Painter (Caleb Quaye) 6:01
06- Flying In the U.S.A (Caleb Quaye) 4:17
07- Is Anyone There (Duck-Glover-Pope-Quaye) 4:08
08- Slick's Blues For Jumbo (Duck-Quaye) 1:47
09- Look To Your Churches (Duck-Quaye) 2:38
10- Good Time a' Comin' (Duck-Glover-Pope-Quaye) 6:27
11- Gimme Shelter (Jagger-Richards) 4:22


Credits
Caleb Quaye : Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards
Ian Duck : Vocals, Guitar, Harp
Dave Glover : Bass
Roger Pope : Drums, Percussion

Bob Kulick : Guitar, Vocals


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Friday, May 23, 2014

Captain Marryat - Captain Marryat (1974 great scottish rock with hammond organ/guitar duet - Flac)


Named after the 19th Century mariner and novelist, this Glaswegian band made just one privately-pressed LP. Its back cover announces that ‘Captain Marryat is a Scottish band, and have been playing together for just under a year. They already have a sizeable following in the pubs n’ clubs circuit and this, their first LP, is a sample of the music that brought them success’. The line-up was Tommy Hendry (vocals, acoustic guitar), Ian McEleny (lead guitar, acoustic guitar), Allan Bryce (organ, vocals), Hugh Finnegan (bass, vocals) and Jimmy Rorrison (sic) (drums, vocals). They were originally intending to record a single, but the engineer at the Glasgow studio they’d booked told them that there was time enough to make a whole album. They therefore taped five tracks they’d already written (‘Blindness’, ‘It Happened To Me’, ‘A Friend’, ‘Songwriter’s Lament’ and ‘Changes’) and finished the LP with an improvised jam (‘Dance Of Thor’). The result came in a drab flipback sleeve, and according to one dealer is ‘a progressive rock rarity with psych flourishes – doom-laden organ plus acid guitar riffs and strong male vocals’. The 250 copies pressed were sold at gigs, and two that surfaced on eBay in late 2008 went for around £3000 each. (Galacticramble.com)


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01- Blindness
02- It Happened to Me
03- A Friend
04- Songwriter's Lament
05- Changes
06- Dance of Thor
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Jimmy Rorrison - Vocals/Drums
Hugh Finnegan - Bass/Vocals
Allan Bryce - Organ/Vocals
Tommy Hendry - Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Ian McEleny - Lead Guitar/Acoustic Guitar
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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Spirit - California Blues (1996 us great psych blues & rock - Flac)


The last album released when Randy California (Wolfe) was alive and approving everything on the album. He also wrote a great section in the liner notes about his involvement with Jimi Hendrix in the Flames the summer of '66, and other aspects of Spirit history, and dedicating the album to his mother as the guiding force behind Spirit(she joined him in June of 2009). It was she who began his guitar lessons at age five, and made it so he could study under some blues greats. Spirit had a great band together at the time of this album, and the blues go from psychedelic to folksy.
He does the song written with Hendrix, "Look Over Yonder", and a Hendrix-like version of "Red House". "The River" has words that portend his own death saving his son from a rip tide(he joined Jimi, and John, on 01-02-'97), and the bonus of his poem for John Lennon was also used for him. Old blues throughout with guests; "Sugar Mama" with the Doors' Robby Krieger (who had also been with him on the Night of the Guitars, 1988 London), and Spencer Davis joining on his own song "Gimme Some Lovin'". "Crossroads" is done different than Cream's version. Old style "Pawn Shop Blues", and more plus bonus tracks.
Randy California (Wolfe, named by Jimi to differentiate him from the bass player Randy in the Flames)lead and rhythm guitar and vocals, Matt Andes (from Jo Jo Gunne)on slide guitar and vocals, Matt's daughter Rachel Andes on vocals, Steve (Liberty) Loria (an old Spirit hand and bassist for jazz and Motown greats) bass and vocals, and the great Ed (Cass)Cassidy on drums, percussion and vocals (before Spirit, he was with Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder, and before that with some jazz greats, rated as one of the best drummers of all time, even ahead of Ginger Baker and Ringo Starr).
California Blues is a Spirit Masterpiece.(By Michael G. O'Brien)

Tracklist
01."California Blues"   3:48
02."Look Over Yonder" (Jimi Hendrix)   2:35
03."The River"   4:22
04."Call On Me"   2:58
05."Crossroads" (Robert Johnson)   5:46
06."Song for Clyde"   5:40
07."Pawn Shop Blues" (Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry)   2:48
08."Sugar Mama" (Chester Arthur Burnett)   3:18
09."Red House (live)" (Hendrix)   6:12
10."Gimme Some Lovin'" (Davis, Winwood, Winwood)   3:36
11."We Believe"   3:40
12."One World/Like a Dog/Poem for John Lennon/Shoes Back On/Tell – Everyone [live]" 

All songs written by Randy California except noted. 

Credits
Randy California - guitar, vocals
Ed Cassidy - drums, vocals
Matt Andes - slide guitar
Steve Loria - bass
Rachel Andes - vocals
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John Locke - keyboards tracks 3,10,11,12
Scott Monahan - keyboards tracks 6,9,10
Spencer Davis - guitar, vocals track 10
Robbie Krieger - lead guitar track 8
Bruce Gary - drums track 10
Todd Smallwood - lead guitar track 12
Bob Nichols - drums track 3
Arthur Barrow - bass track 7
Denise Gula - strings track 4
Michael Lewis - horn arrangements



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Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Blues Project - The Matrix - San Francisco - September 1966 - Soundboard (Flac)


The Blues Project was a short-lived band from the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City that was formed in 1965 and split up in 1967. While their songs drew from a wide array of musical styles, they are most remembered as one of the earliest practitioners of psychedelic rock, as well as one of the world's first jam bands, along with the Grateful Dead.

In 1964, Elektra Records produced a compilation album of various artists entitled The Blues Project which featured several white musicians from the Greenwich Village area who played acoustic blues music in the style of black musicians. One of the featured artists on the album was a young guitarist named Danny Kalb, who was paid $75 for his two songs. Not long after the album's release, however, Kalb gave up his acoustic guitar for an electric one. The Beatles' arrival in America earlier in the year signified the end of the folk and acoustic blues movement that had swept young America in the early 1960s. The ensuing British Invasion was the nail in the coffin. Seeing the writing on the wall, Kalb gave up acoustic blues and switched to rock and roll, as did many other aspiring American musicians during this period.

Danny Kalb's first rock and roll band was formed in the spring of 1965, playing under various names at first, until finally settling on the Blues Project moniker as an allusion to Kalb's first foray on record. After a brief hiatus in the summer months of 1965 during which Kalb was visiting Europe, the band reformed in September 1965 and were almost immediately a top draw in Greenwich Village. By this time, the band included Danny Kalb on guitar, Steve Katz (having recently departed the Even Dozen Jug Band) also on guitar, Andy Kulberg on bass and flute, Roy Blumenfeld on drums and Tommy Flanders on vocals.

The band's first big break came only a few weeks later when they auditioned for Columbia Records, and failed. The audition was a success, nevertheless, as it garnered them an organist in session musician Al Kooper. Kooper had begun his career as a session guitarist, but that summer, he began playing organ when he sneaked into the "Like a Rolling Stone" recording session on Bob Dylan's seminal album Highway 61 Revisited. In order to improve his musicianship on the new instrument, Kooper joined the Blues Project and began gigging with them almost immediately.

Soon thereafter, the Blues Project gained a record contract from Verve Records, and began recording their first album live at the Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwich Village over the course of a week in November 1965. While the band was known for their lengthy interpretations of blues and traditional rock and roll songs (making them, along with the Grateful Dead, rock's first "jam band"), their first album saw them rein in these tendencies because of record company wariness as well as the time restrictions of the vinyl record.

Entitled simply Live At the Cafe Au Go-Go, the album was finished with another week of live recordings at the cafe in January 1966. By that time, vocalist Tommy Flanders had left the band and was not replaced. As a result, Flanders appears on only a few of the songs on this album.

The album was a moderate success and the band toured America to promote it. While in San Francisco in April 1966, during the height of the city's Haight-Ashbury culture, the Blues Project played at the Fillmore Auditorium to rave reviews. Seemingly New York's answer to the Grateful Dead, even members of the Grateful Dead who saw them play were impressed with their improvisational abilities. (SOURCE: "Rock Family Trees" TV show.)

Returning to New York, the band recorded their second album and first studio album in the fall of 1966, and it was released in November. Arguably better than their first album, Projections was certainly more ambitious than their first album, boasting an eclectic set of songs that ran the gamut from blues, R&B, jazz, psychedelia, and folk-rock. The centerpiece of the album was an 11-and-a-half minute version of "Two Trains Running", which, along with other songs on the album, showed off their improvisational tendencies. One such song was the instrumental, "Flute Thing", written by Kooper and featuring Kulberg.

Soon after the album was completed, though, the band began to fall apart. Al Kooper quit the band in the spring of 1967, and the band without him completed a third album, Live At Town Hall. Despite the name, only one song was recorded live at Town Hall, while the rest was made up of live recordings from other venues, or of studio outtakes with overdubbed applause to feign a live sound.

The Blues Project's last hurrah was at the Monterey International Pop Festival held in Monterey, California, in June 1967. By this time, however, half the original line-up was gone and most of their early magic was, too. Al Kooper had formed his own band and played at the festival as well, but no sort of reunion was in the offing. Guitarist Steve Katz left soon thereafter, followed by founder Danny Kalb. A fourth album, 1968's Planned Obsolescene, featured only drummer Roy Blumenfeld and bassist Andy Kulberg from the original lineup. Upon the album's completion, the Blues Project called it quits.

In 1968, Al Kooper and Steve Katz joined forces once again to fulfill a desire of Al Kooper's to form a rock band with a horn section. The resulting band was Blood, Sweat & Tears. While Kooper led the band on its first album, Child Is Father to the Man, he did not stick around for any subsequent releases. Katz, on the other hand, remained with the band into the 1970s.

The Blues Project, with a modified lineup, reformed briefly in the early 1970s, releasing three further albums: 1971's Lazarus, 1972's The Blues Project, and 1973's The Original Blues Project Reunion In Central Park (which featured Al Kooper but not Tommy Flanders). These albums did little to excite the public, however. Since then, the group's activity has been confined to a few sporadic reunion concerts.

Credits
Al Kooper
Steve Katz
Roy Blumenfeld
Andy Kulberg
Danny Kalb

CD1
01. Intros
02. Louisiana Blues
03. Steve's Song
04. I Can't Kept From Crying
05. Caress Me Baby
06. Flute Thing 1
07. Wake Me Shake Me
08. The Way My Baby Walks
09. Love Will Endure
10. Jelly Jelly

CD2
01. Cheryl's Going Home
02. You Can' Catch Me
03. Talk
04. Shake That Thing
05. Talk
06. Catch The Wind
07. You Can't Judge A Book
08. Talk
09. Unknown
10. Hoochie Coochie Man
11. If You Don't Come Back

Great live album with incredible sound quality for a record of 1966 !!!
Enjoy !!!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Steppenwolf - Fillmore West - San Francisco - California - August 27th 1968 - Soundboard - Wave


This performance captures Steppenwolf at a pivotal time, early in their career, as the band was experiencing their first tastes of commercial success from the single off their debut album: the blazing biker anthem "Born To Be Wild." They had recorded but not yet released their second album (which contained the single "Magic Carpet Ride"), and were beginning to perform the more adventurous and experimental material to be included on that album, in addition to staples from their debut LP.This is an excellent performance that grabs you and doesn't let go. 




01. Your Wall's Too High 
02. Hoochie Coochie Man 
05. Born To Be Wild 
06. Desperation 
07. The Ostrich 
08. Tighten Up Your Wig 
09. Disappointment Number (Unknown) 
10. Lost And Found By Trial And Error 
11. Hodge Podge, Strained Through A Leslie 
12. Resurrection 
13. Baby Please Don't Go 
14. The Pusher

John Kay - Vocals, Guitar, Harp 
Michael Monarch - Guitar 
Goldy McJohn - Keyboards 
Rushton Moreve (aka John Russell Morgan) - Bass, Vocals 
Jerry Edmonton - Drums, Vocals 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Corpus - Creation A Child (1971 great us psychedelic rock - Flac)


This album is one of the rarest psychedelic albums you can get, much sought after and very expensive, at least in it's original version. I’ve never come across an original US copy of this one. Privately pressed on Acorn in 1971 (Acorn 1001), this Psych Rock album is one of those crown jewels you have to spend a great amount of money to possess, its first pressing.

The record has been reissued on vinyl (Breeder (RPR 007-3C-567) 1986 and also counterfeited on vinyl and CD,later reissued on vinyl and CD (Akarma AK 113). The reissue is worth investigating but don't fork out lots of bucks on the original. 

I bought the bootleg knowing I’d never have the opportunity to buy the original red-label Acorn press (later Acorn pressings have a green/pink label).(Album it was reissued recently on CD Remastered, the British edition [AXCD 1016]Very good sound quality.)

American band playing nice, pretty catchy music bordering on hard rock and psychedelia. This is not a heavy proto metal style of album, but a more 'feel good' record, boogie blues meets psychedelia, full of upbeat harmonies, clean guitar solos Excellent vocal harmonies and ringing guitar work coupled with some heavy riffs blues-based two excellent guitar players, William Grate and Richard De Leon.

Group play with a touch sharper Roka psychedelia. A particularly noteworthy guitar (a bit like two guitarists Wishbone Ash), and compositions. Like everything is ok, but something in me, this is missing. The individual pieces taste better than a whole album together. "Creation A Child" is not an absolute must-have LP but it will please Psych Rock lovers.

Musically, this Corpus-Christi, TX-based band offers a great dose of bar-rockers, some inspired idle ballads "Joy" is really beautiful and a couple of forgettable cuts.The songs boast a soft and smooth guitar work, great vocals and a laid-back rhythm section.“Marriage” is one my favorite tracks, along with the majestic “Joy” but the before us "Creation A Child" that's a thoroughbred killer is everything: composition, mood, the guitar best track on the album

It's very hard to find out anything more about them and well make this a worthwhile reissue. The origin of the surname is simply the place of residence of the training is Corpus Christi, Texas. In the series of "beautiful losers" of those who disappeared after the completion of the famous record to record, exhausted by years of effort and perseverance, this is heavy with the Corpus. Not the heavy in the sense of sound but in that of the intrinsic quality of the work. One is immediately struck by the ease of musicians, to the point where one might think the result of a meeting of experienced professionals, and not that of an obscure combo. However, one rumor said that this would be teenagers.

Out of nowhere, Corpus has a hard enough personal and original. Elusive. A concept album with the subject of the short life. The music is around a U.S. Heavy-rock relatively close in the first two Blue Oyster Cult, with a stronger frame bluesy, and sometimes a few reminiscences Soul, and some sensations of Southern Rock.

The rhythm guitar is generally laid-back with a full kind of Marshall Gibson, with little or no saturation. The singing is clear, mix of 60's Pop crooner and "blue-eyes-Soul." The battery is cultivated, that is to say, she knows, if necessary, to diversify his game and his shot with a controlled use of cymbals. The bass is groovy, and the guitar solos are sparkling and bewitching. Musicians who are strong to inject pure emotion into their game. It is one of the many good little-known publishers of the 60/70. A forgotten gem, close to the masterpiece. It is worth it get acquainted! (By Adamus67)

Tracklist
01 - Cruising - 3.48
02 - Joy - 6.22
03 - Marriage - 3.35
04 - Creation A Child - 6.53
05 - Just A Man - 3.15
06 - We Can Make It, Luv - 2.30
07 - Not Mine - 3.29
08 - Where Is She - 3.36
09 - Mythical Dream - 4.54



Credits
Richard Deleon (De-De) : Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
William Grate : Lead Guitar, Background Vocals
James Castillo (Beaver) : Bass
Frudy Lianes : Drums
Gilbert Pena Jr : Lyrics

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The Farm Band - High On The Rim Of The Nashville Basin (1976 us psychedelic folk rock - vinyl rip - Wave)


Collector’s items since the beginning, all albums by the Farm Band have always been extremely hard to find due to the special nature of the band, a musical combo which sprang out from a hippie commune. Led by Thomas Dotzler (vocals/keyboards) and Walter Rabideau (guitar) the Farm Band’s sound has much in common with hippie combos like the Grateful Dead but also with psych-rock ensembles like Jefferson Airplane.

Tracklist  
01. Wings Of My Heart 
02. Tennessee Scrap Iron Man 
03. Cotton Eyed Joe 
04. Keep It In Mind 
05. Everything’s Gonna Be All Right  
06. Baile De Los Changos 
07. Roncho Rondo 
08. Excusa M’Wah



Thomas Dotzler : Vocals Organ Piano Synthesizer
Linda Hershfield : Vocals & Piano
Louise Dotzler : Lead Vocal on Cotton Eyed Joe
Walter Rabideau : Electric & Acoustic Guitars Vocals on Everything’s Gonna Be All Right
Michael Sullens : Bass Guitar
David Chalmers : Drums
Philip Schweitzer & Patrick Thomas : Fiddles on Wings Of My Heart & Cotton Eyed Joe
Stephen : Percussion & Integration
Michael Tassone : Sound Engineer
Peter Paul & Mark : Artwork

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Stephen & The Farm Band - Up In Your Thing (1973 us psychedelic folk rock - vinyl rip - Wave)


Second album by the farm community also known as the Farm Band. From Tennessee, a perfect hippie combo that lies somewhere between the Grateful Dead and Jethro Tull, performing long psycho blues suites with flute and violin solos. Featuring the original artwork which a poster and inlay notes about the history of the community.

Tracklist
01. Think It Over 
02. This World 
03. Come On Back 
04. Sooner Or Later/ Pick It Up 
05. Hey Beatnik! 
06. Nice Ladies 
07. A Better Look 
08. Easy Does It


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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Jeff Beck - This Blows - Live Detroit & Milwaukee - 1975-05-09 & 1975-05-10 (Flac)


Great concerts by Jeff Beck in 1975 with a soundboard quality .

Disc one :  May 9, 1975 - Masonic Temple - Detroit

01 Constipated Duck
02 She's A Woman
03 Freeway Jam
04 Definitely Maybe
05 Supersticious
06 Cause We've Ended As Lovers
07 Power
08 Got The Feeling
09 Diamond Dust
10 You Know What I Mean

Disc two : May 10, 1975 - Auditorium Theatre - Milwaukee

01 Constipated Duck
02 She's A Woman
03 Freeway Jam
04 Definitely Maybe
05 Supersticious
06 Cause We've Ended As Lovers
07 Air Blower
08 Got The Feeling
09 Diamond Dust
10 Power (Guest: John McLaughlin)


Jeff beck - Guitar
Wilbur Bascomb - Bass
Max Middleton - Keyboards
Bernard Purdie - Drums

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Little Joe Featuring John Cipollina & Paul Butterfield - Full Moon Saloon - SF - July 24th 1986 (Flac)



Fantastic concert by Little Joe with special guests John Cipollina & Paul Butterfield .Enjoy !!!
This show is well known as the Butter jam, but actually are Little Joe with John and Paul guesting.
This is also the complete show, since a partial version of it is often circulated.

John Cipollina
Greg Elmore
Greg Douglass
Bobby Vega
with special guest 
Paul Butterfield

Disc One
1. Hideaway
2. Mona
3. All Worth The Price You Pay 
4. Why Do You Act Like That ?
5. Mystery Train
6. Mannish Boy
Disc Two
1. Drums & Bass
2. Steppin' Out
3. Drums
4. Down In The Bottom
5. Ride In Your Automobile
6. Driftin' Blues
7. He Got All the Money