mercredi 25 février 2015

Copperhead With John Cipollina - Studio Sessions (1970-72 us uncirculated sessions from master - Flac)


If you are a Cipollina's fan, what you find here and what
i share with you is something unique. I've put together some
conpletely uncirculated sessions from my personal masters starting 
from the really first attempt to form Copperhead to arrive to
some tracks from the never released second lp. This is something
i want to assemble together since a long time, and i never did
before, so now i finally did it, and if you are a dedicated John's
music fan, now you know that sometimes the dreams come true. (Fabio 38f) 




John Cipollina : Guitars & Vocals
Jim McPherson : Keyboards & Vocals
Gary Phillipet : Vocals & Guitar
James Hutchinson : Bass & Vocals
David Weber : Drums & Percussion


mardi 24 février 2015

Mahogany - Magohany (1969 uk hard blues blended hard rock - FLAC)



Mahogany – ever hear of them. Well, if you were in the US they would be unknown, if you were in the UK, they would have been familiar to you blues fanatics, but this recording was never issued in the UK, only in a country that didn't know them – the US. Go figure.
The band existed only for a little under two years, and started off as Mahogany Guinness, later shortened to just plain Mahogany. They were a Chicago-styled blues band and fit right in with all the other groups of the era, Savoy Brown, Fleetwood Mac and Ten Years After.
They were 'discovered' by Tony Clark (he of Moody Blues fame) who cut this wonderful album for Epic.
On this their only Lp, Mahogany proves that original blues material (they composed everything on the album), if played with skill and vitality, can elicit from an audience that pure gut level reaction.
Magohany is comprised of four young performers, each of whom has had extensive musical experience prior to joining the group: Stephen Darrington (organ), Joseph Southall (bass guitar), John MacKay (lead guitar, lead vocals) and Paul Hobbs (drums).
Although t are only four members of Mahogany, their musical skill is considerable: between three of them they play no less than ten instruments including trumpet, violin and classical guitar.



Organist Stephen Darrington describes his compositions as "innumerable drunken 12-bar blues" 
filled as they are with wronged lovers, drinking bouts, packing up and parting times-but like the best of blues they're exhilarating, cathartic, and sometimes, even happy.


Tracklisting:
01.Coolin'
02.Best Woman, Best Friend
03.Live Your Love A Lie
04.Easy
05.Two Trains
06.Armchair Woman
07.Sweet Home Chicago
08.For Jane
09.Keepin'
10.Feeling Good

Mahogany:
John Mackay (guitar)
Joe Southall (bass)
Paul Hobbs (drums)
Stephen Darrington ( keyboards and harmonica)

Here

Once featuring John Cipollina 1988-02-20 SF Musicworks, San Francisco, CA - Avi


Great video of Once featuring John Cipollina & friends, enjoy !!!

Set I
Tuning
Everyday I Have The Blues
I Shot the Sheriff
In The Midnight Hour
Bring It On Home To Me
My Babe
Who Do You Love

Set II
Knock On Wood
Evil Ways (missing)
You Got Me Runnin' (missing)
Stormy Monday Blues
Help Me
Gimme Some Lovin'
Mona > Tequila > Mona

John Cipollina - guitars, vocals
Mario Cipollina - bass
Alex Ligertwood - guitar, vocals
Pete Sears - keyboards
Tony Johnson - drums, vocals

mardi 3 février 2015

Amish - Amish (1972 Canadian Hard Rock Prog - 2007 Reissue - Flac)

Formed in 1970, Galt, Ontario Formed in 1970 from the remnants of the R & B cover band FJ And The Impressions which included bassist Mike Gingrich and organ player Ron Baumtrog. 
Amish started out playing cover versions of McKenna-Mendelson Mainline, The Modern Rock Quartet, The Doors and James Gang songs.

Amish is a Progressive / Hard Rock band, formed in Galt, Ontario, Canada, in 1970.
They released self-titled album in 1972. album originally released on the label (Sussex/Buddah) SXBS-7016 [1000 copies only press] produced by Mike Theodore & Dennis Coffey 
“Amish, a sect of people whose love for the natural life has kept them perennially old-fashioned, far from the destructive energies of progress and industry. A life without electricity or automobiles, in harmony with the land.
A community of Amish people has grown up in Galt. And when five young musicians were looking for a name that would reflect their admiration and respect for simplicity and a natural way of life they had to look no farther than their neighbours.
Amish … new music. Natural music.”
The band's manager, Bill Gefross, brought them to the attention of US label Sussex Records where Motown producer Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore, both staff producers for Sussex, took the band into GM Studios in East Detroit to record. Guitarist Botts was a draft dodger from the Viet Nam War and couldn't return to the United States to record so session guitarist Joe Gutz performed on the album instead.
Their self-titled album was distributed through Buddah Records in 1972. The album contains a remake of Traffic's "Dear Mr. Fantasy". The original song "Down The Road" was intended as a 7" release with the non-LP track "Upon My Leavin'", but the label never issued it. 
After the album;s release, and a possible US tour, Amish merged with another Preston-Galt area band called Oasis and guitarist Bob Norris replaced Botts while drummer Kim Neil replaced Byrne. 
Following the recording of a second album, but not released, Baumtrog left and Gery Mertz was brought in on keyboards. The band carried on for a couple of years, even as a 4-piece after the departure of Mertz. 
Baumtrog is the Health & Safety Co-ordinator for Metokote Canada in Cambridge, Ontario; Mike Gingrich would play with Nightwinds in the late 1970s, Klaatu's touring bassist from November 1981 until August 1982, The Headpins in 1983 and Holly Woods And Toronto in 1984; Doug Stagg passed away in 1999. (By Adamus67 - Many Thanks)

Tracklist
1.Sad Girl
2.Black Lace Woman
3.Wise Man
4.Help Me
5.I Don
6.Dear Mr. Fantasy
7.The Sea
8.Down The Road


Credits
Ron Baumtrog - Keyboards
Jack Byrne - Drums
Mike Gingrich - Bass
Doug Stagg - Vocals
Joe Gutz - Guitar (Replace Jack Botts on the album)
Jack Botts - Guitar (Not playing on the album)

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Love & Arthur Lee - Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA - November 21, 1970 (Great Audience Flac)



Tracklist
1st Set
01 Product Of The Times
02 Stand Out
03 Keep On Shining
04 Andmoreagain
05 Singing Cowboy
06 Good Times
07 Announcements
2nd Set
08 Stand Out
09 Product Of The Times
10 Bummer In The Summer
11 Find Somebody
12 Signed D.C.
13 Slick Dick
14 Always See Your Face
15 Singing Cowboy

Credits
Arthur Lee - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar 
Gary Rowles - Lead Guitar 
Frank Fayad - Bass 
George Suranovich - Drums

Link

lundi 2 février 2015

Nick Gravenites With Mike Bloomfield - My Labors + 7 Bonus Tracks - 1969 Live At Fillmore West - Great Blues (Wave & Mp3 @320)


While this album is listed as a Nick Gravenites album, Michael Bloomfield plays such an integral part, one is tempted to call it "Our Labors." Nick Gravenites is an underrated songwriter/singer and deserves accolades for his work on this and many other albums but the star that really shines,no,blazes, is Michael Bloomfield. His playing on the live cuts is some of the best blues guitar I've ever heard. That's no hyperbole,either. Mike Bloomfield had brains in his fingers and this CD proves it. This is Blues improvisation at its finest. By the way, "My Labors" was recorded in 1969. While some of the studio cuts sound a little dated, the live stuff sounds like it could have been recorded yesterday. Timeless. ( By John B. Ivey "Slothhand")



Mike Bloomfield- guitar, vocals
Nick Gravenites- guitar, vocals
Mark Naftalin- piano
Ira Kamin- organ
John Kahn- bass
Cornelius "Snooky" Flowers- baritone sax
Gerald Oshita- baritone sax
John Wilmeth- trumpet
Noel Jewkes- tenor sax
Dino Andino- congas
Bob Jones- drums, vocals

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Mp320