Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll & The Trinity - Open -1967 UK

Brian Auger and the Trinity was a British musical ensemble led by keyboardist Brian Auger. Their joint album, Open, billed as Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger and the Trinity, reached #12 in the UK Albums Chart the same year.(wiki)
Their first album "Open" released in 1967 on Marmalade label‎ (607002). I chose "Black Cat", "Tramp" and "Season Of The Witch". Enjoy!!!

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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Doris-Did You Give The World Some Love Today Baby-1970 Sweden

Doris Svensson (born July 1, 1947 in Gothenburg), billed as Doris, is a former Swedish pop singer. Doris is best known for her lone solo album, eclectic pop, rock and funk "Did You Give the World Some Love Today Baby" recorded in 1970.
In April 1970, Doris went to record in the EMI studios of Stockholm. Most of the lyrics of the songs were by Scottish writer Francis Cowan. The material was composed by TV producer, jazz-pianist, and composer Berndt Egerbladh. He also provided the big band brass arrangements for the tracks. The heavy drumming on the tracks was performed by Janne Carlsson from the duo Hansson & Karlsson, and the bass was played by Doris's husband Lukas Lindholm. The album "Did You Give the World Some Love Today Baby" was issued by Odeon in Sweden, 1970. (wiki)
From this album i chose "Don't", "Beatmaker" and "You Never Come Closer". Enjoy!!!

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Monday, 16 October 2017

Mint Tattoo-1969 US

The Mint Tattoo was born as an offshoot of the legendary 60's proto punk acid band Blue Cheer. Bruce Stevens and Ralph (Burns) Kellogg had played together in Blue Cheer on band's self titled album in 1969, but after that one album, Stevens left the band to pursue other interests. Kellogg stayed on with Blue Cheer until the demise of the band in 1971, but during his tenure with Blue Cheer he reunited with Stevens along with drummer Gregg Thomas to form the band Mint Tattoo. Produced by James William Guercio (Chicago) and engineered by Phil Ramone in New York, the Mint Tattoo is a mixture of blues styled original songs, a cover of classic a blues numbers and some rather uninspired, typical for the era hard rock tunes.(allmusic)
Their one and only selftitled album released in 1969 by Dot Records ‎(DLP- 25918). I chose "Faces Of Roses", "Mark Of The Beast" and "With Love".  Enjoy!!!

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Monday, 9 October 2017

Grahame Bond - Mighty Grahame Bond -1968 US release

Graham John Clifton Bond (Born: October 28, 1937, Romford, Essex, England--
Died: May 8, 1974, Finsbury Park Station, London, England) was a influential blues keyboardist. He was found dead of an apparent suicide beneath a tube train at the Finsbury Park Station in 1974.
Bond was an innovator, described as "an important, under-appreciated figure of early British R&B", along with Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner. Jack Bruce, John McLaughlin and Ginger Baker first achieved prominence in his group, the Graham Bond Organisation.
After the break-up of the Organisation, Bond continued to exhibit mental disorders, with manic episodes and periods of intense depression, exacerbated by heavy drug use. Moving to America, he recorded two albums and performed session work for Harvey Mandel and Dr. John among others, but he returned to England in 1969.(wiki)
His second US album "Mighty Grahame Bond" released on Pulsar Records (AR- 10606).I chose "Water, Water","Freaky Beak" and "Baroque". Enjoy!!!

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Amazonas - Amazonas Play Santana-1973 UK

One from mr. Mullers book of tricks,
look what is popular in the charts, hire some good musicians who have no work at the moment, pay them cash for a few days in the studio and as part of the deal the writing-credits of some jamsessions go to mr Muller.
Again the same on this album  , Santana's early 70s charthits are covered incl 2 so-called selfwritten mr. Muller songs and one called 'Sierra-do-mar' could have been on a Santana album.
overall:  its surprisingly a good album , ok some tracks ad nothing to the Santana version but also  a few tracks actually do.(by purpleoverdose)

The album released in 1973 by Stereo Gold Award (MER 377).I chose "Oye Como Va", "No One To Depend On" and "Jingo". Enjoy!!!

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Saturday, 23 September 2017

Lena Horne and Gabor Szabo-Lena & Gabor-1969 US

Lena & Gabor is an album by American vocalist Lena Horne and Hungarian guitarist Gábor Szabó, arranged and produced by Gary McFarland. It was recorded in 1969 and released on the Skye label (Skye Records ‎– SK-15).The album was Lena Horne's first album release in four years, and a saw her return to the charts with the single "Watch What Happens". (wiki)
From this album i chose "Rocky Raccoon", "Watch What Happens" and "The Fool On The Hill". Enjoy!!!

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Monday, 11 September 2017

Damnation Of Adam Blessing-1969 US

Cleveland acid rock combo the Damnation Of Adam Blessing was formed in 1968 from the ashes of a pair of local garage bands, the Society and Dust, led by frontman Adam Blessing (Bill Constable), the group also included guitarists Jim Quinn and Bob Kalamasz, bassist Ray Benich, and drummer Bill Schwark. After months of relentless local gigging -- often as the opener for hometown heroes the James Gang -- the Damnation Of Adam Blessing signed to United Artists and issued their self-titled debut LP in 1969, followed by a tour in support of the Faces.(allmusic)
From their first self-titled LP on United Artists (UAS 6738), i chose "Cookbook", "Dreams" and "Lonely". Enjoy!!!

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