Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Bump-1970 US

The Bump emerged in the spring of 1969 out of Detroit's psychedelic pop scene. The band's founding members, bassist/vocalist George Runyan and keyboardist Paul Lupien, held open auditions to fill the open guitar and drum positions, finally settling on Alan Goldman and Jerome Charles Greenberg, respectively, who had themselves been a team of several years going back to their high school friendship.
Runyan came up with the band name after seeing a roadside sign. Lupien was the band's primary songwriter, he already had a backlog of songs coming into the band. Runyan and Greenberg were, although less prodigious, also writers, so the band instantly had original material to practice and perform. By the late summer of 1969, the Bump had sufficiently worked up their material and were signed by a local 8-track recording studio, Pioneer, which also provided the band with management, equipment, booking, rehearsal space, recording facilities, even its own label.
They recorded two singles and two LPs for the label. The first, self-titled album received favorable reviews in publications such as Billboard and Record World magazines, but was not enough promoted to chart nationally. (allmusic.by Stanton Swihart)
From this album i chose "Daydream Song" and "From My Slot". Enjoy!!!

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Saturday, 24 February 2018

Los Dug Dug's-Smog-1972 Mexico

Los Dug Dug's are a rock group from Durango, Mexico, best known for their work in the 60s and early 70s. They were one of the first Mexican bands to adapt The Beatles' influence and are noted as one of the first Mexican bands to write their own songs, as well as cover songs by British and American acts in English, thus breaking what had up to then been an unwritten rule in Mexican rock.They continue to perform today.(wiki)
From their second album "Smog" who released in 1972 on RCA Victor,i chose "Smog" and "No Somos Malos". Enjoy!!!

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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The Undisputed Truth-1971 US

The Undisputed Truth was a 1970s Motown recording act, assembled by record producer Norman Whitfield as a means for being able to experiment with his psychedelic soul production techniques. Joe "Pep" Harris served as main lead singer, with Billie Rae Calvin and Brenda Joyce Evans on additional leads and background vocals.
"The Undisputed Truth" is the self titled debut album of the Motown group of the same name.Released in 1971 on Gordy label (G -955L) and was produced entirely by Norman Whitfield. The album itself mixes the traditional Motown sound with psychedelic-influenced soul music. (wiki)
From this great album i chose "Smiling Faces Sometimes","Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today)" and "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone". Enjoy!!!

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Hugh Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) RIP

Hugh Ramopolo Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer. He is considered the "father of South African jazz.(wiki)
Hugh Masekela & The Union of South Africa is the thirteen studio album by South African jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, recorded at Poppi Studios, Los Angeles, California and released via Chisa Records label (CS 808) in 1971.In UK was released by Rare Earth label (SRE 3002).From this album i chose "Ade", "Dyambo" and "Goin' Back To New Orleans".
Masekela died in Johannesburg on 23 January 2018 from prostate cancer, aged 78. RIP

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The Growing Concern - 1968 US

The Growing Concern was a typical West Coast psychedelic band.Their sole self-titled album released in 1968 on Mainstream Records.(S/6108)
I chose from this great album "Hard Hard Year", "What Kind Of Life" and their superb version of "Mister You're A Better Man Than I". Enjoy!!!

Bonnie MacDonald - Vocals
Mary Garstki - Vocals
Pete Guerino - Vocals,Guitar
Dan Passaglia - Organ,Vocals
Ralph Toms - Guitar
John Pedley - Bass
Ralph Williams - Drums

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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 release  of  Yamasuki Singers single, who contains "Yamasuki/Aieaoa" and released by Belter (07-917). Enjoy!!!

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