Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Hookfoot - Live In Memphis USA 1972 (Uk great blend of rock, soul & blues - 1990 edition - flac)


Hookfoot was a quintet formed at the end of the '60s as a recording unit by a half-dozen session players associated with Dick James' publishing and later with his DJM Records label. They never made much of an impression on the charts, despite their work being licensed to A&M Records, through which they released four LPs in the U.S.A. Ian Duck (vocals, harmonica), Dave Glover (bass), Roger Pope (drums, vocals), and Caleb Quaye (guitar, vocals) were the original lineup, with Bob Kulick (guitar, vocals) coming in alongside Quaye, and Fred Gandy joining on bass later.(Bruce Eder)

Does anyone remember how good this group was besides me? This is the fourth release (after Hookfoot, Good Times A Comin, Communication, and Roaring),that I can find from one of the most underated groups from England in the early 70's;Hookfoot. Eight live tracks(5 from the various studio releases) that show what a great band these guys were! A talented guitar band led by Caleb Quaye, and Ian Duck, this four piece band with Roger Pope and Dave Glover/Freddy Gandy could play it all; loud and funky rock n'roll,electric or acoustic blues, combined with great lyrics and superb musicianship. If you can find this disc check it out, because this may be the only Hookfoot music you'll be able to listen to on CD anytime soon. It's a decent recording(considering the time it was made),and shows a "live" sound most fans like me never got to hear. See if you agree with me, that these guys played great music that sounded like nothing else from England that was being played in 1972- it'll make you feel young again!!(By wwwperkmp)

Tracklist
01 Taxman
02 If I Had The Words
03 They'll Never Find Us Up There
04 Here I Come
05 Cuckoo
06 Cruisin'
07 Nature Changes
08 Freedom



Credits
Caleb Quaye : Lead & Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Keyboards
Ian Duck : Rhythm & Lead Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica
Fred Gandy : Bass
Roger Pope : Drums, Vocals

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Jukin' Bone - Get Boned (2004 Great US Heavy Rock - Live Reunion At The Dinosaur - Flac)


Tracklist
01. Nadine
02. Chain of Fools
03. Mama Talk To Your Daughter
04. Fool for You
05. Sayin’ It Is Easy/Can You Feel It
06. Ridin' With The Devil
07. Way Down East
08. Come on Home
09. Carry Me Home
10. Avenue Breakdown/Band Intros

Line-up
Mark Doyle : Lead Guitar
Joe Whiting : Vocals
George Egosarian : Rhythm Guitar
John DeMaso : Bass
Tom Glaister : Drums

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Boomerang - Boomerang (1971 Great Us Psychedelic Heavy Rock - Flac)


An hard rock group formed by Mark Stein after Vanilla Fudge. If you like "Rock Music" you WILL love Boomerang's self titled one and only album. Forget the fact that this was recorded 31 years ago, like any great music this is timeless!
You might recognize Mark Stein's name from the Vanilla Fudge. Gone are the complex arrangements and psychedelic effects that were a trade mark of the Fudge. But Stein's distinctive vocals and his awesome Hammond B3 organ sounds are still here.
Guitarist Richard Rameriz was amazingly only 16 years old when this album was recorded. However he plays like a veteran of many years and studio sessions.
"Juke It", "Hard Times", "Mockingbird", "Cynthia Fever" and "The Peddler" are solid rockers that will stick with you. "Fisherman" is a lesson on greed. The ballad "Brother's Comin' Home" is a tribute to returning war veterans, something that was rare in that time of our history.
The only drawback to this album is there is not enough of it! Only 7 tunes...but what tunes they are. This album is a classic in the progressive rock history.(By Ray Hollingsworth) 

Tracklist
01. Juke It  
02. Fisherman  
03. Hard Times  
04. Mockingbird  
05. Cynthia Fever  
06. Brothers Comin Home  
07. The Peddler  

Credits
Mark Stein - Organ, Piano & Vocals
James Galluzi - Drums & Percussion
Richard Rameriz - Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Joe Casmir - Bass Guitar & Vocals  

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Free Will - The Tony Caputo Tapes (1971 great us hard rock pre-Jukin' Bone - Flac)



The third opus of Free Will tapes, a must to have for the Jukin' Bone - Doyle Whiting fans
Enjoy !!!

01 - Treat You Right
02 - Carry Me Home
03 - Can't Judge What You Missed
04 - Someplace Is Something
05 - Walk On
06 - I'll Be On My Way
07 - Get That Shinin' Sun
08 - Candy Man
09 - Fool For You
10 - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
11 - Sayin' It's Easy
12 - Ramblin'
13 - Whiskey Woman
14 - I'll Be On My Way
15 - Carry Me Home

Joe Whiting : Lead Vocals, Tenor Sax
Mak Doyle : Lead Guitar, Wurlitzer Piano, Backing Vocals
George Egosarian : Rhythm Guitar
John DeMaso : Bass
Tom Glaister : Drums

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Free Will - Cold, Cold Morning (1969 great us hard rock & blues pre Jukin' Bone - Flac)


Earliest demo recording (01 to 05) and a recording made in Waterbury, Conn (06 to 13) With John DeMaso joining the group on bass. Features the legendary “Are You Gone?”
Who would thought the have made such a fine cover of "River Deep Mountain High". "Step inside love" is so fine romantic lyrical song, "No Resurrection" same and also "Heart full of Soul", "I believe to my Soul", so fine blues rock song and last song is such a big highlight. They should really deserve to be on the same train as Spirit or Linn County. (By Uros)

Tracklist
01- River Deep Mountain High (Spector/Barry/Greenwich)
02- Cold, Cold Morning (Egosarian)
03- Name In The Wind (Egosarian)
04- Step Inside Love (Lennon/McCartney)
05- No Resurrection (Doyle/Glaister)
06- Heart Full Of Soul (Gouldman)
07- State Police Boogie (Doyle/Whiting)
08- Way Out (Doyle/Whiting) 
09- Changes (Irwin)
10- I Believe To My Soul (Charles)
11- Are You Gone ? (Doyle Whiting)
12- Chuck Berry Medley (Berry)
13- Skaneateles Cellar Incident (Doyle)
Recorded February 1969 (1 to 5) & November 1969 (6 to 13)

Credits
Joe Whiting - Lead Vocals, Tenor Sax
Mark Doyle - Lead Guitar, Vocals, Piano on 13
Bill Irvin - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Lead Vocals on 9
Tom Glaister - Drums
George Egosarian - Bass on 1 thru 5
John DeMaso - Bass on 6 thru 13
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Doobie Brothers - Pacific High Recorders - San Francisco CA - 1972-01-16 - KSAN-FM (Flac)



01-Jesus Is Just Alright 4:18
02-Disciple 8:54
03-Feelin' Down Farther 5:21
04-Nobody 4:43
05-Slippery St. Paul 3:32
06-Greenwood Creek 4:30
07-Road Angel 5:03
08-Going Down 7:10
09-Tilted Park Crud Hunchery 10:23
10-Jam* (includes some vocals from 6:20 > 7:02) 15:24
11-Morning Blues* > 12:15
12-unknown title* [cut] 3:24

Tom Johnston Guitar
Pat Simmons Guitar
Tiran Porter Bass
John Hartman Drums
*with Gregg Rolie of Santana (keyboards) and Mike Wilhelm of the Charlatans (guitar).

Great FM concert from the earlier (And best) period of the Doobie Brothers...

Monday, November 14, 2016

Groundhogs - Live UK '76 (1976 uk progressive and hard blues rock - 2004 edition - Flac)



Two years later after the Solid tour, it was again a totally changed band that the audience saw on stage. Actually, Tony McPhee had disbanded Groundhogs (he thought for ever) in 1975 and wanted to tour under his name such as had done Rory Gallagher after Taste. But it seemed it was too late and to tour he had to use again the name of the band. The main change was that Groundhogs was for the first time (and the last) a 4-member band, with a second guitar (the young and talented Dave Wellbelove, great name). And honestly, it's maybe the best live incarnation of the band you got here (yes, I know I also wrote that for the previous one, but let's say they're both are). Still less bluesy and more and more noisy, the music played here will surprise many who may imagine the band to be late bluesboomers. You'll be less surprised why Jack Endino has always been a fan of Tony McPhee). Another main change is the drumming. Mick Cook has often strange choices of drumming (not far from Terry Williams from Man) and this totally transforms the old Groundhogs repertoire, making them having a new youth. But actually, this live LP (released in 2004) could have been called Crosscut Saw Live since the band plays 5 songs from this album they had just recorded some weeks before and which is another underrated masterpiece. As insane as Solid was, but somewhat less muddy in its production and composition, lyrics are some of the best of Tony McPhee and all deal about bitter sentimental separation and are often quite hard. There are some Tony McPhee's peaks here (in the studio and the live LPs) such as "Eleventh Hour" (one highlight of all his career and one of the most moving song ever) and the extremely noisy and derelicted "Fulfilment" (listen to the grande finale and tell me that it's not thrilling). I put them both in streaming. Enjoy this fabulous piece of living music !!! (By Dkelvin)

Recorded on 24th March 1976 at The Kings Hall, Derby



Personnel
Tony (TS) McPhee : Vocals, Guitar, ARP Synthesiser
Dave Wellbelove : Guitar
Martin Kent : Bass
Mick Cook : Drums

Tracks listing
01- Boogie With Us           4:20
02- Promiscuity              7:33
03- Corn Cob                 5:12
04- Eleventh Hour            6:48
05- Crosscut Saw             5:34
06- Fulfilment               8:01
07- Light My Light           8:35
08- Split, Part 2           11:30
09- Cherry Red              15:34

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