Sunday, 14 January 2018

Mousikes Taxiarhies-1982 GR - Tzimis Panousis (12 February 1954 – 13 January 2018) RIP

Tzimis Panousis (Greek: Δημήτρης "Τζίμης" Πανούσης) (12 February 1954 – 13 January 2018) was a Greek musician, stand-up comedian and occasional film and theater actor born in Athens, where he has spent most of his life. His fans often refer to him as “Tzimakos” (little Jim). He was married to Lili Achladioti and has a son, Aris and a daughter Fotini. Panousis died on 13 January 2018 after suffering a heart attack at his home in Athens. He had previously been hospitalized after collapsing on stage in December 2017.
Panousis made his first appearance in the mid-1970s, performing in various pubs, with his band "Mousikes Taxiarhies" (Musical Brigades, Greek: Μουσικές Ταξιαρχίες). Panousis was the vocalist and main composer of the group. Their first (unofficial) album was Disco Tsoutsouni (Disco Weenie) released in 1980. It was an illegally published tape, many songs of which were later rerecorded for the band's official debut, their eponymous album in 1982. (wiki)
From this album i chose " O Tekes", "To Paidi Tou Solina" and "Gia Ti Giorti Tis Miteras". RIP

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Monday, 8 January 2018

Yamasuki Singers-Yamasuki/Aieaoa-1971 single

"Aie a Mwana" is the best-known title of a song originally written by the French-Belgian writing and production team of Daniel Vangarde and Jean Kluger.The original song was called "Aieaoa", and was featured on the pseudo-Japanese dance album by Yamasuki Singers titled "Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki", which was released in 1971.
In 1975, a version with predominantly Swahili lyrics by Black Blood, an African group recording in Belgium, was released as "A.I.E. (A Mwana)".
This is the original 1971 Spanish single by Yamasuki Singers who contains "Yamasuki/Aieaoa" and released by Belter (07-917). Enjoy!!!

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Thursday, 4 January 2018

The Moving Sidewalks - Flash-1968 US

The Moving Sidewalks was an American psychedelic blues rock band, most notable for giving future ZZ Top guitarist, Billy Gibbons, his start in the music business. The band consisted of Gibbons on guitar, Don Summers on bass, Dan Mitchell on drums and Tom Moore on keyboards.(wiki)
Their sole album "Flash" released in 1968 on Tantara Records (TS-6919). I chose "Flashback", "Pluto - Sept. 31st" and "No Good To Cry". Enjoy and Happy New Year!!!

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Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Broth-1970 US

Broth was a rock/funk band with members from Cuba and Puerto Rico like William Villanueva (saxophone, percussion, vocals), Carlos De La Rosa (horns, vocals), Eddie "Chino" Dominguez (percussion, vocals).Their sole album was recorded in N.Y.C. in 1970.
This is the original UK release of the album on Mercury (6338 032), with different cover. I chose "Manana (Sun Shine On)", "Train Woman" and "Louie, Louie". Enjoy!!!

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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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