Thursday 29 September 2016

Burnin Red Ivanhoe-1970 Denmark

Burnin' Red Ivanhoe was formed back in 1967, and that makes them one of the first scandinavian prog bands. Their style was quite original from the start, blending jazz-rock with R&B, blues and psychedelia.
Their second self-titled album released in 1970, contains the track "Secret Oyster Service", and quite soon after that, a new, even more jazz-orientated group was formed, called Secret Oyster.
Burnin' Red Ivanhoe was disbanded in 1972 (although they released one more album in 1974), and as a result, most members moved over to Secret Oyster.
Burnin' Red Ivanhoe second album is certainly their best and recommended for fans of early prog rock. From this album i chose  "Across The Window Sill" and "Near The Sea". Enjoy!!!

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Saturday 24 September 2016

Les Baxter-Hell's Belles- 1970 US OST

Les Baxter's (THE DUNWICH HORROR, PANIC IN YEAR ZERO, BEACH BLANKET BINGO) original score to the 1970 AIP motion picture HELL'S BELLS, starring Jeremy Slate, Adam Roarke, and Jocelyn Lane, and directed by Maury Dexter. Baxter's groovy, full-throttle rock score punches this fun biker flick into overdrive with uber-catchy riffs, fun vocals and late 60's rock-era spills and chills. (amazon)
From this soundtrack i chose "Wheels", "Hot Wind" and "Hell's Belles".

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Wednesday 21 September 2016

Nina Simone- It Is Finished-1974 US

Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon; February 21, 1933 – April 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.
"It Is Finished" is a live album by Nina Simone, originally released in 1974 and her last work for RCA Records.(wiki)
From this great album i chose "The Pusher" and "Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter". Enjoy!!!

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Tuesday 20 September 2016

VA Living Chicago Blues Vol.1-1978 Sonet, Alligator Records

This compilations (vol.1-6) contains some of the best musicians men and woman from Chicago blues scene.
LINER NOTES: "Every night in Chicago, the sounds of blues bands reverberate from narrow barrooms, basement taverns, and small, modest lounges throughout the city.  At black neighborhood bars on the South and West Sides, decorated with Christmas tinsel, day-glo zodiac posters, handwritten signs on the walls; at the more publicized, fashionable nightspots on the North Side; or just at house parties out on the streets- the blues men and women of Chicago are singing, shouting, crying, laughing, celebrating.  Songs of hard times, heartbreak, loneliness; songs to drive the blue feelings away, to rock the night and let the good times roll".
From Vol.1 i chose The Jimmy Johnson Blues Band "Serves Me Right To Suffer" and  Left Hand Frank And His Blues Band "Linda Lu".

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Monday 19 September 2016

Caravan-Caravan & The New Symphonia-1974 UK

 Caravan and the New Symphonia is a record by Caravan recorded at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane and originally released in 1974 on UK Decca's subsidiary Deram. Bringing the band and The New Symphonia Orchestra together for this recording was the work of Martyn Ford, conductor of the New Symphonia, and John G. Perry, who played bass with Caravan at the time.(wiki)
From this album i chose "Virgin On The Ridiculous" and "The Love In Your Eye".


Pye Hastings - guitar, vocals
Geoff Richardson - electric viola
Richard Coughlan - drums
John G. Perry - bass guitar, vocals
Dave Sinclair - electric piano, organ, synthesizer
The New Symphonia Orchestra

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Tuesday 13 September 2016

Hugh Masekela & The Union of South Africa -1971 US

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" and "Dyambo".

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Screamin' Jay hawkins And The Fuzztones - Live -1985 US

A historic 1985 New York performance by R&B legend Screamin Jay Hawkins backed by modern garage rock heroes The Fuzztones.This EP contains four songs and released in US by Midnight Records (MIR LP 114).I chose two songs,"Alligator Wine" and "I Put A Spell On You". Enjoy!!!

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Thursday 8 September 2016

Joy Unlimited -1970 Germany (US Mercury promo release)

This 1970 album by the German group Joy Unlimited was, to the eternal confusion of discographers, issued under three separate titles. In Germany, it was called "Overground", in the UK, "Turbulence" and in the US, simply "Joy Unlimited".
Although the band would later go in a more progressive direction, this LP was not all that progressive in nature, and not at all like the avantart rock of the 1970s Krautrock movement.
Instead, it was a competent amalgam of trends in American and British mainstream rock, pop, and soul, rather like the kind flashed by numerous bands emerging in neighboring Holland at the same time, like Shocking Blue.
Joy Unlimited sang entirely in English and were fronted by a woman singer Joy Fleming, as well as an array of guitar and organ textures and breaks and samples galore.
From this album i chose "All Together Now" and "Helpless Child".

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Tuesday 6 September 2016

Osibisa-Black Magic Night (Live at the Royal Festival Hall)- 1977 UK

Black Magic Night: Live at the Royal Festival Hall is a live double album by British Afro-pop band Osibisa recorded at the Royal Festival Hall on 19 July 1977 with live versions of songs from their previous albums.(wiki) From this album i chose "Welcome Home" and "Sunshine Day". Enjoy!!!

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Thursday 1 September 2016

The Wizards from Kansas - 1970 US

The Wizards from Kansas were an obscure country-psych rock group from Kansas. Their eponymous sole album finds this Midwestern group sounding more like a West Coast hybrid combining rambling, melancholy country-rock elements with harder psych-rock sounds.
Their biggest influences seem to have been Northern California-based groups like the Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and the Grateful Dead.
"The Wizards From Kansas" is a killer laid back country-psychedelic album contains fine versions of classic period songs like "High Flying Bird" and Buffy St. Marie's "Codine", as well as some excellent original compositions notably "Misty Mountainside","Country Dawn" and "She Rides With Witches".
The album was recorded in San Francisco, between July and August of 1970 and released on Mercury Records (SR 61309). Two songs from this album, "High Flying Bird" and "Flyaway Days".


Robert Menadier- bass & vocals
John Coffin- lead guitar
Robert Crain- twelve-string guitar & vocals
Harold Pierce- rhythm guitar & vocals
Mark Naftalin- keyboards
Marc Caplan- drums

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