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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Monday 9 October 2017

Grahame Bond - Mighty Grahame Bond -1968 US release

Graham John Clifton Bond (Born: October 28, 1937, Romford, Essex, England--
Died: May 8, 1974, Finsbury Park Station, London, England) was a influential blues keyboardist. He was found dead of an apparent suicide beneath a tube train at the Finsbury Park Station in 1974.
Bond was an innovator, described as "an important, under-appreciated figure of early British R&B", along with Cyril Davies and Alexis Korner. Jack Bruce, John McLaughlin and Ginger Baker first achieved prominence in his group, the Graham Bond Organisation.
After the break-up of the Organisation, Bond continued to exhibit mental disorders, with manic episodes and periods of intense depression, exacerbated by heavy drug use. Moving to America, he recorded two albums and performed session work for Harvey Mandel and Dr. John among others, but he returned to England in 1969.(wiki)
His second US album "Mighty Grahame Bond" released on Pulsar Records (AR- 10606).I chose "Water, Water","Freaky Beak" and "Baroque". Enjoy!!!

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Wednesday 27 September 2017

Amazonas - Amazonas Play Santana-1973 UK

One from mr. Mullers book of tricks,
look what is popular in the charts, hire some good musicians who have no work at the moment, pay them cash for a few days in the studio and as part of the deal the writing-credits of some jamsessions go to mr Muller.
Again the same on this album  , Santana's early 70s charthits are covered incl 2 so-called selfwritten mr. Muller songs and one called 'Sierra-do-mar' could have been on a Santana album.
overall:  its surprisingly a good album , ok some tracks ad nothing to the Santana version but also  a few tracks actually do.(by purpleoverdose)

The album released in 1973 by Stereo Gold Award (MER 377).I chose "Oye Como Va", "No One To Depend On" and "Jingo". Enjoy!!!

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Saturday 23 September 2017

Lena Horne and Gabor Szabo-Lena & Gabor-1969 US

Lena & Gabor is an album by American vocalist Lena Horne and Hungarian guitarist Gábor Szabó, arranged and produced by Gary McFarland. It was recorded in 1969 and released on the Skye label (Skye Records ‎– SK-15).The album was Lena Horne's first album release in four years, and a saw her return to the charts with the single "Watch What Happens". (wiki)
From this album i chose "Rocky Raccoon", "Watch What Happens" and "The Fool On The Hill". Enjoy!!!

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Monday 11 September 2017

Damnation Of Adam Blessing-1969 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.(allmusic)
From their first self-titled LP on United Artists (UAS 6738), i chose "Cookbook", "Dreams" and "Lonely". Enjoy!!!

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Wednesday 30 August 2017

Agape-1971 US

Agape was a hippie-era psychedelic hard rock act that used the music of youth rebellion to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Fred Caban was a young guitarist from Azusa, CA, who became a born-again Christian shortly after graduating from high school in 1968. In an effort to help evangelize his peers, Caban formed the band with bassist John Peckhart and drummer Mike Jungkman. They were one of the earliest Christian rock bands, established in a time when the music they played was still being shunned by established churches (the few they approached for concerts rejected the loud music they played, despite the message). Agape performed wherever they could, on beaches, in schools, and in parks, and released their debut album  in 1971.(allmusic)
Originally issued  on Mark Records and is now extremely rare. This is the 1988 Italian reissue of this album by Hablabel (HBL 11001). I chose "Blind", "Believe" and "Choose". Enjoy!!!

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Thursday 17 August 2017

Stoneground-Stoneground 3-1972 US

Stoneground was a rock band formed in 1970 in Concord, California. Originally a trio, Stoneground expanded to a 10-piece band by the time of their eponymous 1971 debut album. The group appeared in two films, Medicine Ball Caravan (1971) and Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972), and released three albums before singer Sal Valentino quit in 1973.
 Stoneground was formed in 1968 in the San Francisco suburb of Concord, California. The original lineup consisted of Tim Barnes (guitars, vocals), Luther Bildt (guitars, vocals), and Mike Mau (drums). Band manager and former Autumn Records executive Tom Donahue introduced the band to ex-Beau Brummels singer Sal Valentino and John Blakely (guitars, bass), both of whom joined Stoneground. Four female vocalists—Annie Sampson, Lynne Hughes, Lydia Phillips, and Deirdre LaPorte—were also added to the group. While touring America and Europe, the band added another new member, bassist/keyboardist Pete Sears, later of Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna.
"Stoneground 3", sometimes stylized as Stoneground Three, is the third album by American rock band Stoneground, released in 1972 on Warner Bros (BS 2645). It was the final studio album to feature the band's original lineup, as eight of the ten members quit shortly after the album's release.(wiki)
From this album i chose "From A Sad Man Into A Deep Blue Sea", "Dancin'" and "Down To The Bottom". Enjoy!!!

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Wednesday 28 June 2017

Barrabas-1972 Spain

Barrabás are a Spanish musical group, most successful in the 1970s and 1980s when they were led by drummer and producer Fernando Arbex. The group's musical style was initially Latin rock with jazz and funk influences, and later developed into a more disco-orientated sound.
Wild Safari is a 1971 album by the Spanish group Barrabás, released outside Spain in January 1972. The album was released in some countries under the simple title Barrabás, with a different sleeve design. It was also known as Música Caliente after its subtitle on the back sleeve.
The tracks "Woman" and "Wild Safari" were released as singles in various countries, and "Woman" became a club hit in Europe, Canada and the USA. (wiki) I chose those two songs from their first album. Enjoy!!!

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Wednesday 21 June 2017

Dakis ‎– 100% -1975 Greece

Dakis (Vrasidas Charalambidis) is a greek pop singer born in 1943 in Egypt.In 1963 he came to Greece and almost a year later he started singing in amusement and entertainment venues and recorded in 1965 his first single with the Play Boys  entitled "I'll Shake The Earth/ Deep In The Heart Of Athens" followed by albums that were immediately successful in French, Italian and English.
"100%" released in 1975 by Minos (MSM 234)."The cover of the album  looks like Rare Earth ‎"Rare Earth In Concert " from 1971".
From this album i chose "An Thelis (Αν Θέλεις),"Gaston", "I Mama (Η Μαμά),"Kouei Mei (Κουέι Μέι)"  and "Koritsi Mou Agnwsto (Κορίτσι Μου Άγνωστο). (by request) Enjoy!!!

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Tuesday 20 June 2017

Psych Out- 1968 US OST

Psych-Out is a 1968 counterculture-era psychedelic film about hippies, psychedelic music, and recreational drugs, produced and released by American International Pictures. (wiki)
The soundtrack of "Psych-Out" released in 1968 by Sidewalk (ST-5913).I chose "Two Fingers Pointing On You" by The Seeds, "The World's On Fire" by The Strawberry Alarm Clock and "Ashbury Wednesday" by Boenzee Cryque. Enjoy!!!

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Thursday 15 June 2017

The Fool-1968 Holland

The Fool were a Dutch design collective and band in the psychedelic style of art in British popular music in the late 1960s. The group was named in reference to the Fool tarot card.
The original members were Dutch artists Simon (Seemon) Posthuma and Marijke Koger, who were discovered by photographer Karl Ferris among the hippie community on the Spanish island of Ibiza in 1966. He took photographs of clothes they designed, and sent them to London where they were published in The Times. Ferris took The Fool back to London, and together they opened a studio, with the Dutch artists producing clothes and art, and Ferris pursuing photography. Barry Finch and artist Josje Leeger joined later.

Their work includes:

the colourful clothes worn by the Hollies on the cover of their 1967 album Evolution
stage costumes and the front cover design for the self-titled 1967 debut LP Move by the Move
stage costumes for Procol Harum
the cover of the Incredible String Band's 1967 LP The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion
stage costumes and decoration to instruments used by Cream, including Eric Clapton's famed Gibson SG guitar named also The Fool, Jack Bruce's Fender Bass VI bass, and Ginger Baker's drum kit, created for the group's 1967 tour of the US.

The Fool's best known artworks are those they created for the Beatles in 1966–67.

After moving to Los Angeles, the Fool created the largest mural in the world at the time (1968) on the exterior of the Aquarius Theatre for a production of the Broadway musical Hair, by invitation of producer Michael Butler. Simon and Marijke went on to paint other theaters where Hair was playing, in San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago. Thereafter, The Fool split up, Simon, Barry and Yosha eventually going back to Amsterdam while Marijke remained in Los Angeles to continue her artistic endeavors.(wiki)
The Fool also released an eponymous album The Fool in 1968, in the psychedelic folk style, produced by Graham Nash. From this album i chose "Fly", "No One Will Ever Know" and "Reincarnation". Enjoy!!!

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Saturday 10 June 2017

Canarios - Liberate!-1970 Spain

Spanish progressive-rock band from the 70's, led by Teddy Bautista since 1964. They dared to arrange a version of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" on their album "Ciclos" (1974). Their more pop oriented songs had a big success, as "Get on your knees". On 1972 there was a different turn on their music. Drummer and lead guitar were replaced by Alan Richard and Salvador Domínguez. They released live "Canarios vivos", but soon after that Teddy split the band and reformed it with new musicians. The older ones founded "Alcatraz", and Teddy with Alan, plus brothers Jess and James Lamn, recorded "Ciclos".(discogs)
Their second album "Libérate!" released in 1970 on Barclay label (920282). From this album i chose "Free Yourself" and "You're My Sunshine". Enjoy!!!

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Friday 9 June 2017

Jess & James-1969 Belgium

Jess & James was a Belgian soul duo that their backing band, the JJ Band, was especially popular in the late 60s .
Jess & James were the stage names of the Portuguese brothers Fernando and Antonio Lameirinhas. Fernando and Antonio  was born in Portugal. From childhood  was fascinated by music, but because of dictatorship of Salazar in Portugal, there was no money for music lessons. That changed when the Lameirinhos family moved to Belgium. Fernando went into a marble company works and bought with the money that he earned a guitar , with which he could go to the academy. Antonio learned under the influence of his brother's, bass .(wiki)
As Jess & James they release three albums between 1968-69.From their third self-titled album who released in 1969 on Palette ‎(MPB S-3290), i chose "Straight Man" and "James Stuff". Enjoy!!!

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