Saturday 29 October 2016

Wilson Das Neves E Conjunto-O Som Quente E O Das Neves-1976 Brazil

Wilson Das Neves (Born June 14, 1936, Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian Percussionist. He is a key figure in the history of Brazilian music having played with many of Brazil's greatest musicians across many decades and featured on numerous important recordings.
"O Som Quente E O Das Neves" released in 1976 by Underground Records (COLP-12038).From this album i chose "Rock Around The Clock-The Saints Rock'n Roll", "Pick Up The Pieces" and "Berimbau". Enjoy!!!

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Friday 28 October 2016

Jay Berliner - Bananas Are Not Created Equal-1972 US

Jay Berliner (born May 24, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is a versatile guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. He appears on several albums by Charles Mingus and on the 1968 classic "Astral Weeks" by Van Morrison.
For almost 50 years, Jay has been an active studio musician, logging more than 13,000 recording sessions for records, commercials, motion pictures, etc.
"Bananas Are Not Created Equal"  released in 1972 by Mainstream Records ‎(MRL-384) and contains some excellent early 70's jazz funk instrumentals .From this album i chose "Getting The Message" and "Papa Was A Rolling Stone".


Jay Berliner-Electric & Rhythm Guitar
Gordon Edwards-Bass
Paul Griffin-Piano
Ray Barretto-Conga Drums
Jimmy Johnson-Drums
Cornell Dupree-Guitar
Joe Venuto-Mallets,Tambourine

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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Zappatta Schmidt ‎– It's Gonna Get You-1971 UK

 Zappatta Schmidt sole album released in 1971 by President Records (PTLS- 1041) and all the songs written by Eddy Grant and Roy Knight. "It's Gonna Get You" is a killer rare UK underground brass funk hammond LP  produced by Eddy Grant. Two songs from this album "Zappatta In The City" and "Sweet Jam". Enjoy!!!

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Tuesday 25 October 2016

Eric Burdon & Jimmy Witherspoon- Guilty!- 1971 US

"Guilty!" (called Black & White Blues in re-releases) is a 1971 album by Eric Burdon and Jimmy Witherspoon. It was the first release by Burdon after he left his band War.
In September 1970, Jimi Hendrix died after a jam session with Eric Burdon & War at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London. After that, Burdon often broke down on stage. On 5 February 1971 he finally left the band in the middle of their European tour, allegedly due to exhaustion. After returning home and taking time off, the bulk of the album was recorded in summer with Witherspoon. The backing band, called Tovarish, consisted mainly of members from War.
"Home Dream" was taken from Eric Burdon & War's back catalog, the song's title refers to the John Phillips Studios in Los Angeles. "Soledad" was released as a single.(wiki)
"Guilty!" released in 1971 by MGM Records ‎(SE-4791).From this album i chose "Have Mercy Judge","Home Dream" and "Soledad".Enjoy!!!


Eric Burdon: Vocals
Jimmy Witherspoon: Vocals
Bob Mercereau, Lee Oskar: Harmonica
Papa Dee Allen: Congas
Harold Brown, George Suranovich: Drums
Charles Miller: Tenor Saxophone
Howard Scott, John Sterling: Guitar
Lonnie Jordan, Terry Ryan: Piano, Organ
B.B. Dickerson, Kim Kesterson: bass

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Aura-1971 US

Definitely one of the better horn rock albums out there. The movement was quite large after Chicago and BS&T  became chart toppers (interesting to note that Aura were also from Chicago). However most of these horn groups tried too hard for pop stardom, and failed miserably.
Or they were blues rock groups that added horns in a feeble attempt to be trendy. But Aura just kicks butt from beginning to end. They never lost focus of the horn charts and they’re constantly a feature, rather than a side show for some lame songwriting.
In fact, Aura are BRASSY, more than any other album I’ve heard in the style anyway. Also some nice sax, organ and guitar solos to check out. Aura aren’t progressive in the sense of Brainchild or McLuhan – more like BS&T if they’d amped up a bit and hadn’t been so schmaltzy. (ashratom RYM)
The album has also some great covers like Doug Sahm's "Song Of Everything" and Richie Havens'"No Opportunity Needed, No Experience Necessary".
Their sole album released in 1971 on Mercury Records (SRM 1-620). I chose "Song Of Everything" and "Listen To Me".


Al Lathan- lead vocals, latin percussion, gong
Bill Waidner- electric guitar, acoustic 12 string guitar
Fred Entesari- alto sax
Andy Foertsch- trombone
Jerry Smith- bass, backing  vocals
George Barr- trumpet, backing  vocals
Dennis Horan- drums
Sam Alessi- organ, electric piano, vibes
Chuck Greenberg- flute, baritone sax
Terry Quaye- congas

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Saturday 22 October 2016

Graham Bond -Love Is The Law-1969 US

Graham John Clifton Bond (28 October 1937 – 8 May 1974) was an English musician and occultist, considered a founding father of the English rhythm and blues boom of the 1960s.(wiki)
Recorded in Los Angeles, "Love Is The Law" saw Bond play all instruments on the album (except drums) and included material that featured Jazz influences alongside emerging Psychedelic and underground Rock influences resulting in a truly unique and highly sought after work, laced with fine musicianship and mystical lyrics. (Esoteric 2011).
From this great album i chose "Love Is The Law", "Our Love Will Come Shining Through" and "Crossroads Of Time". Enjoy!!!

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Friday 21 October 2016

Herbie Mann- Turtle Bay-1973 US

"Turtle Bay" is an album by flautist Herbie Mann recorded in 1971 and 1973 and released on the Atlantic label.The Allmusic site awarded the album 3 stars stating: "Herbie Mann goes back to the well of soul on this LP and comes up with another tastefully funky selection of rock/R&B hits mixed with a few originals of his own. ... Herbie's own flute work is often low-key, maybe even a bit lazy, but he is audibly sympathetic with the material".(wiki)
Two songs from this album, "Turtle Bay" and "Family Affair".

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Tuesday 18 October 2016

The Yellow Balloon- 1967 US

The Yellow Balloon was an American sunshine pop band, produced by Gary Zekley. The group is notable for featuring Don Grady (sometimes billed as "Luke R. Yoo") of Mouseketeers and My Three Sons fame. Other band members hailed from Oregon and Arizona. They were led by Alex Valdez (lead singer), and included Frosty Green (keyboards), Don Braucht (bass guitar), and Paul Cannella (lead guitar).
The Yellow Balloon released multiple singles, including their hit "Yellow Balloon" which peaked at #25 on the Billboard 100 Chart and  "Good Feelin' Time" both taken from the group's debut album.
The band's 1967 self-titled LP was released through Canterbury Records (CLPS-1502) and besides featuring the hit single "Yellow Balloon", also included two songs co-written by former The Mamas & the Papas singer Jill Gibson.
From this album i chose "How Can I Be Down", "Yellow Balloon" and "Follow The Sunshine".

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Saturday 15 October 2016

Willie Bobo And The Bo-Gents - Do What You Want To Do-1971 US

Willie Bobo was the stage name of William Correa (February 28, 1934 – September 15, 1983), a Latin and jazz percussionist of Puerto Rican ancestry.William Correa grew up in Spanish Harlem, New York City. He made his name in Latin Jazz, specifically Afro-Cuban jazz, in the 1960s and '70s, with the timbales becoming his favoured instrument. He met Mongo SantamarĂ­a shortly after his arrival in New York and studied with him while acting as his translator, and later at the age of 19 joined Tito Puente for four years.(wiki)
"Do What You Want To Do" released in 1971 on Sussex label‎ (SXBS 7003).From this killer funky album i chose "How Can I Say Goodbye?" and  "Never You Mind".Enjoy!!!

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Friday 14 October 2016

The Masked Marauders-1969 US

After the appearence of the first rock bootleg, Dylan's "Great White Wonder", rock critic Greil Marcus wrote a tongue-in-cheek review in 'Rolling Stone Magazine' of a non-existant bootleg album featuring a band comprised of Lennon, Jagger and Dylan. The review actually fooled some readers into believing that this mythical LP actually existed and record stores across the U.S. were flooded with requests.
On reaction, Reprise quickly had The Masked Marauders album recorded and it soon appeared on the "Deity" label (as the review had described).
Musically, it mixes some rock numbers with vocals a la Jagger or Dylan, a cover of Donovan's "Season Of The Witch" and doo wop classics "Duke Of Earl" and "The Book Of Love".The musicians were probably members of The Cleanliness And Godliness Skiffle Band together with other musicians.
Two songs from this album, "Cow Pie" and "Season Of The Witch".

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Wednesday 12 October 2016

Ryo Kawasaki- Prism -1975 Japan

Ryo Kawasaki (born February 25, 1947) is a jazz fusion guitarist and composer from Tokyo, Japan. He is best known as one of the first musicians to develop and popularise the fusion genre and for helping to develop the guitar synthesizer in collaboration with Roland Corporation and Korg.
"Prism" is the first album recorded by Japanese musician Ryo Kawasaki after he relocated to New York City from Tokyo in Japan. He recorded additional two leader albums in Japan prior to this album. At the time of this recording, he was band member of Gil Evans Orchestra, Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, Chico Hamilton group and New York–based Jazz Fusion group Tarika Blue led by keyboardist Phil Clendeninn.
As a result, musicians participated on this album are his band mates from these groups, Herb Bushler from Gil Evans Orchestra, Abdulha and Steve Turre from Chico Hamilton group and Phil Clendeninn from Tarika Blue except drummer Buddy Williams was a member of George Benson group at that time often played with Ryo Kawasaki on his local gigs in NYC. The entire album was recorded in one afternoon and mixed in the next day to be completed.(wiki)
"Prism" released in 1975 by Inner City Records(IC-6016).From this album i chose "Agana" and "Phil".

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Saturday 8 October 2016

Street- 1968 US

Street was a psychedelic band from New York, with great female vocalist Anya Cohen (similiar voice to Grace Slick or Lydia Pense of Cold Blood). They release their sole self-titled album in 1968 on Verve Forecast (FTS-3057).
From this album i chose "What A Strange Town" and "There's One Kind Favor". Enjoy!!!


Anya Cohen-Lead Vocals, Tambourine
Michael Lynne-Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Vocals
John Williamson-Electric Guitar,Bass, Vocals
Al Camardo-Percussion
Tom Champion-Drums, Percussion
Will Betz-Electric Guitar, Bass

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Friday 7 October 2016

Calliope- Steamed -1968 US

From Seattle, the driving force behind this short-lived outfit was singer/songwriter Danny O'Keefe.
The "Steamed" album includes cover versions of  "Hello,Hello" (Lee Michaels), "California Dreamin" (with a very good psychedelic guitar solo), Jimmy Bell's "Hound Dog" (a traditional number), "Like A Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan), "Nadine" (Chuck Berry) and four originals, two by Goldsmith and two by O'Keefe.
John Simpson, who was tragically killed in a plane crash in 1973, had previously played with Scott Strong in The Bumps. Paul Goldsmith and Luther Rabb had earlier been in Emergency Exit and Clyde Heaton in The Dimensions. Bassist Luther Rabb later played with Ballin' Jack. Prior to joining Calliope, Scott Strong also acted as their road manager.
Calliope's sole album released in 1968 on Buddah Records (BDS-5023) and is now a very minor collectable. From this album i chose "Hello,Hello" and "California Dreamin". Enjoy!!!


Paul Goldsmith- guitar
Clyde Heaton- organ
Danny O'Keefe- bass,vocals
John Simpson- drums
Luther Rabb- bass
Scott Strong- keyboards

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Wednesday 5 October 2016

Smith-Minus-Plus-1970 US

"Minus-Plus" is the second album of American rock band Smith released in 1970 on ABC/Dunhill Records (DS-50081). Almost all of the material on "Minus - Plus" was written by well known sessionman Alan Parker and their keyboardist Larry Moss. "Take A Look Around" and "What Am I Gonna Do" were both minor hits peaking at No's 43 and 73 respectively. Gayle McCormick later went solo. Alan Parker, who'd previously been in Summerhill, later fronted his own band.
From this album i chose "You Don't Love Me" and "What Am I Gonna Do".


Gayle McCormick-Vocals
Alan Parker-Guitars, Vocals
Judd Huss-Bass, Vocals
Bob Evans-Drums, Percussion
Larry Moss-Keyboards

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Tuesday 4 October 2016

T. Swift & The Electric Bag - Are You Experienced- 1968 US

No one besides the folks who made Are You Experienced? knew exactly who T. Swift, let alone his Electric Bag, was. You could lay down good money, however, that Are You Experienced? is a psychsploitation toss-off. The record smacks of a group of grizzled, thirty-something, Sunset Strip sessionmen trying their hand at the groovy pop sounds of the day, on the strict orders of label suits with chic sideburns looking to make a quick buck off the amusements of the hippies and flower children. (allmusic)
From the 2001 reissue of the album by Comet-Gear Fab Records ‎(GFC-425), i chose "Are You Experienced?" and "Expo In Sound". Enjoy!!!

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Saturday 1 October 2016

The Serpent Power-1967 US

The Serpent Power was a San Francisco Band led by poet David Meltzer formed in 1966.This is the legendary Serpent Power's sole album, a psychedelic masterpiece by David and his wife Tina Meltzer. Also included Denny Ellis on lead guitar and David Stenson on bass (both from The Grass Roots)  John Payne on organ and Clark Coolidge on drums.
This is the 1990 Unofficial Release of the album, released somewhere in Europe.I chose "Don't You Listen To Her" and "Forget". Enjoy!!!


David Meltzer: Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Tina Meltzer: Vocals
Denny Ellis: Rhythm Guitar
David Stenson: Bass
John Payne: Organ
Clark Coolidge: Drums

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