Monday, 27 March 2017

Augustus Pablo -King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown -1976 Jamaica




Horace Swaby (21 June 1954 – 18 May 1999), known as Augustus Pablo, was a Jamaican roots reggae and dub record producer, melodica player and keyboardist, active from the 1970s onwards.
He popularised the use of the melodica (an instrument at that time primarily used in Jamaica to teach music to schoolchildren) in reggae music. His album King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown (1976) is often regarded as one of the most important examples of dub.(wiki)
"King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown" released in Jamaica by Yard Music.From this album i chose "Stop Them Jah", "Each One Dub" and "King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown". Enjoy!!!

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

VA - Whole Lotta Love covers


"Whole Lotta Love" is a song by English hard rock band Led Zeppelin. It is the opening track on the band's second album, Led Zeppelin II, and was released in the United States, several countries in Europe, and Japan as a single, as with other Led Zeppelin songs, no single was released in the United Kingdom. The US release became their first hit single, being certified Gold on 13 April 1970, having sold one million copies. It reached number one in Germany, and number four in the Netherlands.
Parts of the song were adapted from Willie Dixon's "You Need Love", recorded by Muddy Waters in 1962.(wiki)
The song has been covered by many artists and bands over the years. On this compilation i chose 10 versions of this song plus the Muddy Waters "You Need Love". Enjoy!!!

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01.Led Zeppelin- Whole Lotta Love-1969 UK
02.Muddy Waters - You Need Love-1962 US
03.C.C.S. - Whole Lotta Love-1970 UK
04.Chico Arnez - Whole Lotta Love-1972 UK
05.Dieter Zimmermann - Whole Lotta Love-1971 Germany
06.The Ventures - Whole Lotta Love-1970 US
07.Electric Food - Whole Lotta Love-1970 Germany
08.Tina Turner - Whole Lotta Love-1975 US
09.Unknown Artist ‎– from the album  The World Of Heavy Hits - Whole Lotta Love-1972 UK
10.James Taylor Quartet - Whole Lotta Love-1995 UK
11.Santana (featuring Chris Cornell)- Whole Lotta Love-2010 US

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Monday, 20 March 2017

Kongas-Anikana-O- 1978 France




Marc Cerrone (born 1952 in Vitry-sur-Seine, near Paris, France) is a French disco drummer, composer, record producer and creator of major concert shows. Cerrone is considered as one of the most influential disco producers of the 70s and 80s in Europe.
His first recordings as a part of Kongas were released on Barclay Records. He is most famous from the Kongas days for "Anikana-O", co-written and produced by Alec R. Costandinos. (wiki)
"Anikana-O" released in 1978 by Barclay Records ‎(91 021) on green vinyl. I chose the two afro-funk songs from this album, "Anikana-O" and "Jungle".Enjoy!!!

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Emil Richards -New Time Element-1967 US




Emil Richards, born Emilio Joseph Radocchia on September 2, 1932 in Hartford, Connecticut, is a percussionist who plays a variety of different percussion instruments.He became known as one of the most desirable percussionists in jazz, rock and other popular music and was called on to play in countless movie and television soundtracks.
On this  rare album who released in 1967 by UNI records (73003), Richards play some  covers of pop/rock and jazz/soul hits.I chose "Call Me", "Sunny", "Happy Together" and "Take Five".

Members:

Emil Richards- Vibes, Percussion
Dave Mac Kay-Piano, Organ
Joe Porcaro-Drums
John Morell-Guitar
Chuck Domanico-Bass
Chino Valdes-Congas, Bongos

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Saturday, 11 March 2017

Brian Auger & The Trinity- Befour -1970 UK




Brian Auger and the Trinity was a British musical ensemble led by the keyboardist Brian Auger. (wiki) "Befour" released in 1970 on RCA Victor (SF-8101) in UK and by RCA Victor (LSP-4372) in USA with different cover.I chose two songs from this album, "I Wanna Take You Higher" and "Pavane".


Members:

Brian Auger-Organ, Piano, Electric Piano, Vocals
David Ambrose-Bass, Backing Vocals
Gary Boyle-Lead Guitar, Vocals, Backing Vocals
Clive Thacker-Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals

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Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Felt-1971 US





Felt was formed in Alabama in the late '60s around the talents of Myke Jackson (guitars), Mike Neel (drums), Tommy Gilstrap (bass), Stan Lee (guitars), and Allan Dalrymple (keyboards).
The band's self-titled album contains half-a-dozen original songs written for the most part by Jackson. This rare album released by Nasco (Nasco- 9006) in 1971,  was the only long-player produced by the progressive blues quintet  Felt,  formed by 17-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist Myke Jackson.
A wide-ranging spectrum of influences including late Beatle-psych, mellow West Coast-jamming and early 1970s hardrock. Fellow guitarist, Stan Lee would move on to the punk band the Dickies later in the '70s.
This is the 90's unknown reissue of the Nasco release, with the same code  (Nasco- 9006).I chose two songs," Now She's Gone" and "Destination".

Members:

Myke Jackson- Lead Guitar, Vocals
Allan Dalrymple- Keyboards
Tommy Gilstrap- Bass
Stan Lee- Rhythm Guitar
Mike Neel- Drums

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Saturday, 4 March 2017

Herbie Mann - Latin Mann-Afro To Bossa To Blues- 1965 US




Herbert Jay Solomon (April 16, 1930 – July 1, 2003), known by his stage name Herbie Mann, was an American jazz flautist and important early practitioner of world music. Latin Mann (subtitled Afro to Bossa to Blues) is an album by American jazz flautist Herbie Mann recorded for the Columbia label (CS 9188) and released in 1965.(wiki)
From this album i chose "Let's Boom Chitty Boom", "What'd I Say" and "Manteca". Enjoy!!!

-by dj fanis: here