Tuesday 31 May 2016

The Dave Pike Set - Got The Feelin'-1969 US

David Samuel Pike (March 23, 1938 – October 3, 2015) was a jazz vibraphone and marimba player. He appears on many Herbie Mann albums as well as those by Bill Evans, Nick Brignola, Paul Bley and Kenny Clarke. He also recorded extensively as leader, including a number of albums on MPS Records. (wiki)
From his 1969 album i chose  two songs, "Got The Feelin'" and "Brown's Hometown". Enjoy!!!

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Wednesday 25 May 2016

Three Souls In My Mind - Que Rico Diablo...! -1979 Mexico

Three Souls in My Mind is a Mexican rock band formed in 1968. The biggest concert of the band was at the Festival of Rock and Wheels Avándaro on days 11 and 12 September 1971 when it closed the festival.(wiki) From their 1979 album "Que Rico Diablo...!"  i chose "Diablo" and "La Droga". Enjoy!!!


Alejandro Lora - bass, vocals
Carlos Hauptvogel - drums
Sergio Mancera - slide guitar, electric piano
Silvestre Méndez - congas
Luis Rojas - piano
Arturo Lavastida - sax

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Ananda Shankar -A Musical Discovery Of India-1978 India

Ananda Shankar (11 December 1942 – 26 March 1999) was a Bengali musician best known for fusing Western and Eastern musical styles. Born in Almora in Uttar Pradesh, India, Shankar was the son of Amala and Uday Shankar, popular dancers, and also the nephew of the renowned sitar player Ravi Shankar. He studied in The Scindia School, Gwalior. Ananda did not learn sitar from his uncle but studied instead with Lalmani Misra at Banaras Hindu University.(wiki)
"A Musical Discovery Of India" manufactured & distributed by The Gramophone Company Of India Limited, a member of the EMI Group of Companies, EMI (N.LP 2002)."Brought to you by the Indian Tourism Development Corporation, 3 Parliament Street, New Delhi, India" as the back cover says.
From this album (played in  45 R.P.M.),  i chose "Namaskar" and "The Hill Train".

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Monday 23 May 2016

Assagai -1971 UK (Contour release)

Assagai was an Afro-rock band from South Africa, active in the early 1970s in London. It consisted of five members: drummer Louis Moholo, trumpeter/flautist Mongezi Feza, tenor saxophonist Bizo Muggikana, guitarist/bassist Fred Coker, and alto saxophonist Dudu Pukwana. Keyboardist Alan Gowen and percussionist Jamie Muir were also briefly members (1971-2).Assagai's self-titled debut album was released in 1971.They recorded for the British label Vertigo Records.(wiki)
Contour issue (2870 -394) is a re-issue of the Vertigo label release, both record and sleeve state the date of release as 1971 but it may have actually come out slightly later.(discogs)
From this album i chose "Telephone Girl" and "Cocoa". Enjoy!!!

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Afrique-Soul Makossa-1973 US

Studio band formed in Los Angeles, Calif. David T. Walker and Arthur Wright (guitars); Charles Kynard (organ); Joe Kelso, Paul Jeffery and Steve Kravitz (horns); King Errisson, Paul Humphrey, Wallace Snow, Charles Taggart and Chino Valdes (percussion); Chuck Rainey (bass); and Ray Pounds (drums). Same group also recorded as The Chubukos.(discogs)
Their album released in 1973 on Mainstream Records (MRL 394).Two songs from this album, Manu Dibango's "Soul Makossa" and "House Of Rising Funk". Enjoy!!!

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Friday 20 May 2016

V.A-The House Of The Rising Sun Covers

"The House Of The Rising Sun" is a traditional folk song, sometimes called "Rising Sun Blues". It tells of a life gone wrong in New Orleans, many versions also urge a sibling to avoid the same fate. The most successful commercial version, recorded in 1964 by the British rock group the Animals, was a number one hit on the UK Singles Chart and also in the United States, Canada and Australia. The song has been described as the "first folk-rock hit".(wiki)
I made a compilation of 16 versions of this song, i hope you're gonna  like it!!!

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01.The Chambers Brothers-House Of The Rising Sun-1970 US
02.David-House Of The Rising Sun-1969 Canada
03.Joey Long-House Of The Rising Sun-1978 US
04.Bohemian Vendetta- House Of The Rising Sun-1968 US
05.Deena Webster-The House Of The Rising Sun-1968 UK
06.Mops-House Of The Rising Sun-1970 Japan
07.Frijid Pink-House Of The Rising Sun Rising Sun-1970 US
08.Joseph-The House Of The Rising Sun-1970 US
09.Marianne Faithfull-House Of The Rising Sun-1965 UK
10.Nina Simone-The House Of The Rising Sun-1967 US
11.Square Root Of Nine-House Of The Rising Sun-1969 US
12.The Animals-The House Of The Rising Sun-1964 UK
13.The Immigrants-House Of The Rising Sun-1966 US
14.The Nirvana Sitar And String Group-House Of The Rising Sun-1968 US
15.The Uniques-House Of The Rising Sun-1966 US
16.Donald Byrd-House Of The Rising Sun-1964 US


Deviled Ham-I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night-1968 US

Before Deviled Ham, there was The Ascots and then White Wash. As part of the Rhode Island rock and roll scene, all three bands achieved success, as demonstrated by a handful of popular 45 releases. Managed by Al Pavlow, Deviled Ham was a theatrical rock group that most likely was at least a year ahead of the times. The group recorded a full length LP, highlighted by a 20-minute pertformance of 'The Raven', a classic psychedelic song that has kept the group's name alive in collector circles. Deviled Ham was Ted Medbury, Vin Medbury and Mark Vinbury. (http://www.60sgaragebands.com/deviledham.html)
Their sole album released in 1968 on Super K (SKS 6003).Two songs from this album, "Come On In" and "The Raven- I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night- Rosemary's Baby". Enjoy!!!

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Darius - 1969 US

Darius aka Robert J. Ott was a mysterious figure that made a self-titled album in 1969 on Chartmaker records out of LA. Totally obscure and yet likeable if you imagine a folky Psychedelic Elvis. Information is sketchy but "Shades Of Blue" might be a welcome addition to your record collection from this passionate and talented singer – the last note of the song is tremendous.
Darius ll seems to be a ‘found’ album of unreleased songs and a little research tells me there was another project in the eighties called The Earthlings but he seems to have dropped off the map until a German label World Of Sound rediscovered him in 2002. That’s about all I know except that one website suggested that he had a car accident in 1974 and that’s what may have hindered his progress – sadly he died of cancer in 2006. Alas no one noticed him then and unfortunately no-one has noticed him since – now’s your chance.(indeepmusicarchive)
From the Austrian unofficial release of this great album by Breeder (RPR 005-2C-565), i chose "Shades Of Blue" and "I'm The Man". Enjoy!!!

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Damnation Of Adam Blessing - Second Damnation- 1970 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. Second Damnation followed a year later, generating the minor hit "Back To The River".(allmusic)
"The Second Damnation" released in 1970 by United Artists Records (UAS-6773). Three songs from this album, "No Way", "Ba-Dup" and "Back To The River". Enjoy!!!

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Tuesday 17 May 2016

Brian Auger & The Trinity - Definitely What! -1969 US Atco Release

Brian Auger and the Trinity was a British musical ensemble led by the keyboardist Brian Auger. His duet with Julie Driscoll, the Bob Dylan-penned "This Wheel's On Fire", was a #5 hit on the 1968 UK Singles Chart.(wiki)
"Definitely What!" released in 1968 in UK by Marmalade Records (608003) and in 1969 in US by ATCO Records (SD 33-273). From this album i chose Lennon- McCartney's  "A Day In The Life" and Brian Auger's "George Bruno Money" and "Far Horizon".  Enjoy!!!

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Malo-Evolution-1973 US

Malo was an American Latin-tinged rock and roll group. The San Francisco-based ensemble was led by Arcelio Garcia and Jorge Santana, the brother of Latin-rock guitarist, Carlos Santana.
Five of Malo's original members (Santana, Leo, Garcia, Tellez, and Bean) had previously played in the band, The Malibus. The other three founding members (Abel Zarate, Roy Murray, and Richard Spremich) had played together in the group Naked Lunch.(wiki)
Their third album "Evolution" released in 1973 by Warner Bros. Records (BS 2702). From this album i chose two songs, "I Don't Know" and "Merengue". Enjoy!!!

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Thursday 12 May 2016

Clee's Five-Jerk With The Clee's Five-1967 Belgium

One of the better dance-bands of the late sixties.The band was founded on the remains of the fifties bebop-jazz orchestra "The Flamingo's" and "The Croonies", recruited by the brothers Stevens from the best musicians of a number of high-school bands. Leader of the gang became Clement van Herzele, rebaptized to Clee. This band came about in 1962 and slowly but surely built a good reputation for itself in the region of Zottegem.
In 1966 Griet de Bock joined the band (much later, Humo would write "the very first female rock-and-roll singer in Flanders", best known as "Kate") which gave the band new possibilities. They recorded an album for Philips, live in dancing "De Truweel" in Sint-Lievens-Esse, with nothing but well-known songs from those days (e.g. "Hey Joe", "The Beat goes on", "Happy Together" ...).(http://houbi.com/belpop/groups/cleesfive.htm)
"Jerk With The Clee's Five" released in 1967 on Philips label (QL 625908).From this album i chose "Somebody To Love", "The Beat Goes On" and "We Love You". (vinyl rip) Enjoy!!!

Band members :

- Griet De Bock (vocals)
- Dré Baeckelandt (drums, guitar)
- Herman "Toots" De Vos (bass)
- Guido Vanden Hauwe (piano)
- Clee van Herzele (guitar)

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Second Hand- Death May Be Your Santa Claus- 1971 UK

Second Hand were a British progressive rock band, established by teenagers Ken Elliott, Kieran O'Connor and Bob Gibbons in 1965. They recorded three studio albums (the first was released in 1968) until their breakup in 1972. The band is considered to be one of the first and most underestimated progressive rock bands in history.(wiki)
Their second album "Death May Be Your Santa Claus" released in 1971 on Mushroom label (200 MR 6).From this album i chose "Lucifer And The Egg" and "Somethin' You Got".

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Wednesday 11 May 2016

The Blues Project-Planned Obsolescence- 1968 US

The Blues Project is a band from the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City that was formed in 1965 and originally split up in 1967. While their songs drew from a wide array of musical styles, they are most remembered as one of the earliest practitioners of psychedelic rock, as well as one of the world's first jam bands, along with the Grateful Dead.(wiki)
From their fourth album, 1968's "Planned Obsolescence" (featured only Blumenfeld and Kulberg from the original lineup, but was released under the Blues Project name at Verve label),  i chose "If You Got To Make A Fool Of Someone" and "Dakota Recollection".

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Monday 9 May 2016

Sly Stone - Recorded In San Francisco: 1964-67

Sly Stone (born Sylvester Stewart, March 15, 1943, Denton, Texas) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer, most famous for his role as frontman for Sly and the Family Stone, a band which played a critical role in the development of soul, funk, rock, and psychedelia in the 1960s and '70s.(wiki)
From this album i chose "Watermelon Man" and "Rock Dirge Pt.1".

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Wednesday 4 May 2016

Billy Paul-Ebony Woman-1970 US

Billy Paul (born Paul Williams, December 1, 1934 – April 24, 2016), was a Grammy Award-winning American soul singer, known for his 1972 #1 single, "Me and Mrs. Jones", as well as the 1973 album and single "War of the Gods" which blends his more conventional pop, soul, and funk styles with electronic and psychedelic influences.
"Ebony Woman"  was produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, arranged by Stanley Johnson and Bobby Martin, and engineered by Joe Tarsia. On its original Neptune Records release in 1970 the LP reached #12 on the Billboard soul charts and #183 on the pop charts.(wiki)
The album was re-released in 1973  on Philadelphia International Records (PIR- 65931) with new cover art featuring the model Grace Jones (un-credited). From this album i chose two covers, "Mrs. Robinson" and "Psychedelic Sally".

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Big Jim H and his Men Of Rhythm Play...-Dance Party Hammond Hits -1972 UK

"Dance Party Hammond Hits" released in 1972 by Stereo Gold Award (MER 361).From this album i chose "Back Off Boogaloo" and the great version of  "Jungle Fever". Enjoy!!!

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Benitez And Nebula-Night Life -1976 US

Eddie Benitez (born November 12, 1962)  is a guitarist. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, his family moved to Europe soon after his birth for his father's work. He was raised in Italy and Spain, and while in Spain his father Francisco arranged private lessons for Benitez from classical guitar virtuoso, Andrés Segovia.
The family returned to the U.S. when Benitez was 9 and settled in Brooklyn, New York. Benitez began formed his first band at 12 and began competing and winning local battles of the bands in Brooklyn. It was at one such battle of the bands where he was discovered by an AR person from Fania Records. Soon after the teenage guitarist was signed to Fania records.(wiki)
The "Night Life" released in 1976 by Vaya Records (VS-50).From this album i chose two Santana style songs, "Night Life" and "Waiting For Your Love". Enjoy!!!

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