Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cat Mother - Last Dance Chance (1973 us classic rock & country folk rock - vinyl rip - flac)



Grassroots rockers Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys formed in New York's Lower East Side in 1967 -- comprising singer/guitarist Larry Parker, lead guitarist Charlie Chin, bassist Roy Michaels, keyboardist Bob Smith, and drummer Michael Equine; By year's end they were regularly headlining the Café Wha?, and soon were ensconced as the house band at the famed Electric Circus. In 1969 the group signed to Polydor Records, with longtime friend Jimi Hendrix agreeing to produce their debut LP The Street Giveth and the Street Taketh Away -- supported by a series of appearances as Hendrix's opener, the record generated Cat Mother & the All Night Newsboys' lone Top 40 hit "Good Old Rock and Roll," a medley of pop classics from the late 1950s. Chin left the lineup soon after, and in an attempt to also sever ties with manager Michael Jeffrey, the remaining bandmembers traveled to San Francisco to record the follow-up, 1970s Albion Doowah, a pastoral, country-inspired effort featuring Paul Johnson on guitar and Jay Ungar on bass. Parker split soon after, and the remaining trio of Michaels, Smith and Equine returned to New York, abbreviating their name to simply Cat Mother and recruiting guitarist Charlie Prichard and percussionist Steve Davidson for their eponymous 1971 LP. Guitarist Charlie Harcourt replaced Prichard for Cat Mother's fourth and final album, 1973's aptly-titled Last Chance Dance, although the group continued playing live for several years to follow.(By Jason Ankeny)



Tracklist
01- Just Before The Fall - 2:59
02- Take It Now - 3:50
03- The Last Thing I Do - 3:18
04- It Would Seem A Simple Thing - 1:25
05- Stone Hotel - 2:44
06- We'll Have A Real Good Time - 2:09
07- Redwood Blues - 2:40
08- Bottle O'Dog - 3:40
09- The Paranoid Papers - 8:54
10- Side By Side - 2:32

Credits
Bob Smith - Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Charlie Harcourt - Guitar, Vocals
Roy Michaels - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Michael Equine - Drums, Guitar, Vocals
Steve Davidson - Percussion
John Chamberlain - Mandolin
Jay Hungar - Violin
Bill Keith - Pedal Steel Guitar
John Chamberlain - Acoustic Guitar
Richard Grando - Tenor Saxophone
Juliet Allen - Vocals
Dwando Waduba - Vibra-Slap
Al Jacobs - Guitar, Vocals
Buzzy Linhart - Vibes
Vella Cameron - Vocals

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6 comments:

kobilica said...

Thanks for this album.Never heard it before...

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Carl said...

So nice to hear Cat Mother again! This is the last of four albums by this little-known band. I found them all in department store cut-out bins for like 99 cents in the early seventies. Their first LP was produced by Jimi Hendrix. (Yeah, THAT Jimi Hendrix!) Their second album (ALBION DOOWAH) contains a song that was close to the hearts of every pot head I knew back then: "Strike a Match and Light Another (Marijuana Cigarette)."

Carl said...

Cat Mother's second album, ALBION DOOWAH, can be found here: http://rockasteria.blogspot.com/2014/10/cat-mother-and-all-night-newsboys.html

There's also a link to their first!