Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Shangai Featuring Mick Green - Shangai & Fallen Heroes - (1974-1975 uk classic rock blended soul & Rock'n'roll - Vinyl rip - Wave audio format)


These two albums that are totally different from the rest of the career of guitarist Mick Green that was exceptional.
The first appeared in 1975 is a blend of soul music and various other influences that are far from the basics of rock'n'roll by Mick. This is in fact due to the musicians that surround Mick, especially the singer Chuck Bedford (Great soul singer), which is the main composer with Mick Green. An album full of fine superb compositions with bright guitars and vocals!!! The kind of album that should have been a total success!!!
The second see an almost complete change of personnel with the addition of fantastic singer Clif Bennett (Toe Fat) and guitarist Brian Alterman (Great slide guitarist). There are only Mick and Pete Kircher from the first album. The music is different, more focused rock'n'roll with the voice of Cliff (This proves the importance of the singers in these 2 discs) ... There is the classic "Shakin All Over" very successful but also more adventurous compositions as Let's Get The Hell or Nobody's Fool ... In short two gems never reissued on cd (Which is a shame when you see the number of bad reissued discs!)   

Shangai
01- Hear It
02- Keep The Faith
03- Darling Come To me
04- Weekend Madness
05- Joy Joy Joy
06- Hobo
07- Sparks Of Time
08- If You Can't Live
09- Magic Lady
10- Loose As A Goose



Mick Green - Guitars
Chuck Bedford - Vocals Harmonica
Mike Demain - Bass, Keyboards
Pete Kircher - Drums, Vocals
Babara Bedford - Backing Vocals

Fallen Heroes
11- Fallen Heroes
12- Shakin' All Over
13- Lets Get The Hell Off This Highway
14- Nobodys Fool
15- Candy Eyes
16- Over The Wall
17- Solaris
18- Fallen Heroes Theme



Mick Green - Guitars
Cliff Benett - Vocals
Brian Alterman - Guitars
Speedy King - Bass
Pete Kircher - Drums, Vocals



Here

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)

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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