Tuesday 31 January 2017

The Foundations-From The Foundations-1967 UK

The Foundations were a British soul band, active from 1967 to 1970. The group, made up of West Indians, White British, and a Sri Lankan, are best known for their two biggest hits, "Baby Now That I've Found You" (a Number One hit in the UK Singles Chart and Canada, and subsequently Top 10 in the US), written by Tony Macaulay and John MacLeod; and "Build Me Up Buttercup" (a number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 1 in Canada), co-written by Macaulay with Mike d'Abo, at the time the lead vocalist with Manfred Mann. The group was the first multi-racial group to have a number 1 hit in the UK in the 1960s.(wiki)
From their first album on Pye Records (NPL. 18206), i chose "Show Me","Jerking The Dog" and "The Writings On The Wall". Enjoy!!!

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Tuesday 24 January 2017

Chrysalis- Definition -1968 US

This 1968 album showcases the lost talents of the folk-psych outfit Chrysalis.Though they were one of the most interesting bands of their era, late-1960s psychedelicists Chrysalis only managed to release one album on MGM Records (SE-4547). With female vocals by Nancy Nairn and led by J. Spider Barbarous, the Upstate New York band mixed psychedelic rock with folk and orchestral pop flavors for a rich, diverse sound. I chose "Cynthia Gerome","April Grove" and "Fitzpatrick Swanson".
This is the unofficial release of the album, Not On Label (SE-4547).


Nancy Nairn (Vocals)
J. Spider Barbarous (vocals, guitar)
Jon Sabin (Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals)
Ralph Kotkov (vocals, keyboards)
Paul Album (Bass, Vocals)
Dahaud Elias Shaar (percussion)

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Saturday 21 January 2017

The Apple Pie Motherhood Band-1968 US

The Apple Pie Motherhood Band were a Boston-based aggregate combining a formative heavy blues base with equally earthy elements of psychedelia.
With Atlantic Records staff producer Felix Pappalardi behind the console, the results were a reflection of the ever-changing pop/rock soundscape. Although the band' s lineup would remain in a constant state of flux, the ensemble credited here includes Richard Barnaby (bass), Jackie Bruno (drums), Joe Castagno (guitar), Ted Demos (guitar), and Jeff  Labes (organ/piano).
Although Anne Tanzey, their original "chick" (a la Janis Joplin) singer had already split by the time they were recording this their self-titled debut album,  Marilyn Lundquist (vocal) was temporarily filling the vocalist's void. Her dulcet tones grace several songs,particularly notable is the Baroque-flavored update of David Blue's "I'd Like to Know".
The thoroughly explored reading of Albert King's "Born Under a Bad Sign" is an obvious homage to British supergroup trio Cream who had previously reworked it into a blues-fused jam.
Their self-titled first album released in 1968 on Atlantic Records (SD 8189). I chose "I'd Like to Know","The Ultimate - Contact" and "Born Under A Bad Sign".

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Thursday 19 January 2017

The Wild Angels-1966 US OST

The Wild Angels is a 1966 Roger Corman film, made on location in Southern California. The Wild Angels was made three years before Easy Rider and was the first film to associate actor Peter Fonda with Harley-Davidson motorcycles and 1960s counterculture. It was also the film that inspired the outlaw biker film genre that continued into the early 1970s.(wiki)

The Wild Angels was a cheap 1968 road movie directed by Roger Corman and starring Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra, Diane Ladd, and Bruce Dern. The album's soundtrack captures the rebellious, devil-may-care attitude of its lead characters through rock & roll, surf rock, and psychedelia. Most of it is performed by Davie Allan And The Arrows, but there are also songs by the Visitors and the Hands of Time.(AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine)

The sountrack released in 1966 by Tower Records‎ (T 5043).From this album i chose two songs from Davie Allan And The Arrows, "Blue's Theme" and "Theme From The WIld Angels" and two songs from The Hands Of Time, "Lonely In The Chapel" and "Midnight Rider". Enjoy!!!

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Tuesday 17 January 2017

Gordon's War - 1973 US OST

"Gordon's War" is a 1973 action film written by Howard Friedlander and Ed Spielman, and directed by Ossie Davis. It stars Paul Winfield as Gordon Hudson.
The music heard throughout the film has become a well-respected album in its own right, performed by Badder Than Evil, Barbara Mason, New Birth and others. The track "Hot Wheels (The Chase)" has been sampled by scores of artists including Public Enemy, Coldcut and Blade.(wiki)
"Gordon's War" released on Buddah Records (BDS 5137 ST). From this groovy soundtrack  i chose two songs from Badder Than Evil, "Hot Wheels (The Chase)" and "Just Plain Luther" and "Super Shine #9" by Sister Goose And The Ducklings. Enjoy!!!

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Monday 16 January 2017

The Fallen Angels-1967 US

The Fallen Angels were an American psychedelic rock band formed in Washington D.C., in 1966. Spearheaded by the group's lead vocalist and bassist, Jack Bryant, the band released two albums in their recording career, which was marked by lyrical and instrumental experimentation. Despite never breaking through on a national scale, the Fallen Angels were popular in the American music underground, and their music has been revived over the years.(wiki)
Their first self titled album released in 1967 by Roulette Records (SR 25358).From this album i chose "Introspective Looking Glass" and "Your Mother's Homesick Too".

from the back cover:



Jack Bryant-Bass, Vocals, Kazoo
Wally Cook-Guitar
Richard "Luvly" Kumer-Drums, Percussion
Jack Lauritsen-Guitar, Sitar, Vibraphone
Howard Danchik-Piano, Flute, Celesta

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Friday 13 January 2017

VA White Rabbit Covers

"White Rabbit" was written and performed by Grace Slick while she was still with The Great Society. When that band broke up in 1966, Slick was invited to join Jefferson Airplane to replace their departed female singer, Signe Toly Anderson, who left the band with the birth of her child. The first album Slick recorded with Jefferson Airplane was "Surrealistic Pillow", and Slick provided two songs from her previous group: her own "White Rabbit" and "Somebody to Love", written by her brother-in-law Darby Slick and recorded under the title "Someone to Love" by The Great Society.The Great Society's version of "White Rabbit" was much longer than the more aggressive version of Jefferson Airplane.(wiki)
Many band and  artists have covered the song.This compilation contain 8 versions of this great song. Enjoy!!!


01.Jefferson Airplane- White Rabbit-1967 US
02.Grace Slick & The Great Society- White Rabbit-1971 US
03.Flying Karpets -White Rabbit-1968 Mexico
04.Gabor Szabo-White Rabbit-1967 US
05.Rasberry Jam-White Rabbit-1967 US
06.George Benson- White Rabbit-1971 US
07.Lisa Miller - White Rabbit-1968 US
08.The Mops- White Rabbit-1968 Japan


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Mongo Santamaria - Feelin' Alright -1970 US

Ramón "Mongo" Santamaría Rodríguez (April 7, 1922 – February 1, 2003) was a rumba quinto master and an Afro-Cuban Latin jazz percussionist. Mongo Santamaría was one of a handful of Cuban congueros ("conga players") who came to the United States in the 1940s and 1950s.Many consider Santamaría to have been the greatest conga drummer of the twentieth century.(wiki)
"Feelin' Alright" released in 1970 by Atlantic ‎(SD 8252).I chose two rock covers from this album, "Sunshine Of Your Love" and "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida". Enjoy!!!

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Tuesday 10 January 2017

George Shearing - The Way We Are -1974 UK

Sir George Shearing,(13 August 1919 – 14 February 2011) was a British jazz pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group that recorded for Discovery Records, MGM Records and Capitol Records. The composer of over 300 titles, including the jazz standard "Lullaby of Birdland", had multiple albums on the Billboard charts during the 1950s, 1960s, 1980s and 1990s. (wiki)
"The Way We Are" released in 1974 by MPS-BASF Records ‎(MC 25351).From this album i chose  two covers, "The World Is A Ghetto" and "Aquarius". Enjoy!!!


Piano – George Shearing
Bass – Andy Simpkins
Bongos, Congas – Chino Valdes
Drums – Rusty Jones
Guitar – Sigi Schwab
Timbales – Carmelo Garcia
Vibraphone – Heribert Thusek

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Monday 9 January 2017

Churchill's-1968 Israel

The Churchill's was an Israeli band with three Israeli members and two foreign members, founded in 1965 and was active until the mid-70s. It was a part of the rhythm bands scene that were active in Israel in the 70s, especially in Ramla.The Israeli members are Haim Romano (Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals), Michael Gavriellov (Bass,Vocals), Amy Trebitch (Drums) and the two foreign members are Canadian vocalist Stan Solomon and British guitarist Rob Huxley.
The band played  psychedelic rock to hard rock and sing in English. It was also active in other countries, under the name of Jericho Jones and Jericho. It was one of the first Israeli rock bands.
The band has been a leading force in the early Israeli beat scene, but it was their cooperation with singer-songwriter Arik Einstein that helped them cross over to the mainstream of Israeli pop and gain recognition. Their collaboration with Einstein proved to be very influentive on the Israeli rock.The album recorded at Kolinor Studios,Tel Aviv,Israel.
The songs on the first side of the album (1-6) are from the soundtrack of the motion picture "A Woman's Case".
This is the Israeli reissue of the album by Hed-Arzi (BAN 14106) from 1987. I chose "Song From The Sea", "When You're Gone" and "Subsequent Finale".

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Wednesday 4 January 2017

The Collectors -Grass And Wild Strawberries -1969 Canada (US Warner promo release)

The Collectors was a Canadian rock band active in the 1960s. It debuted in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1961 as a house band (the C-FUN Classics) for CFUN radio, and renamed itself The Collectors in 1966. In 1967 they travelled to Los Angeles to record their debut album.
Their follow-up album "Grass And Wild Strawberries " released by Warner Bros-Seven Arts Records (WS 1774), was the result of a collaboration with the poet/playwrite George Ryga. Whilst the plot of the album is difficult to unravel musically, The Collectors were superb.
Of particular note were "Things I Remember" with its sudden shifts of mood and tempo and intertwined voices and the acid soaked "Dream Of Desolation".
Howie Vickers left the group in 1969, and the remaining members of the band reconstituted themselves as Chilliwack, with Bill Henderson taking over lead vocals.
From this album i chose "Grass And Wild Strawberries","Things I Remember" and "Dream Of Desolation". Enjoy!!!


Howie Vickers-Lead Vocals
Glenn Miller-Bass, Vocals
Bill Henderson- Lead Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Claire Lawrence-Saxophone, Flute, Keyboards, Harmonica, Vocals
Ross Turney-Drums

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Phluph-1968 US

Hailing from Boston in the late sixties, Phluph recorded their one and only album for the Verve record label (V6-5054). This Boston band made an excellent psychedelic album full of trippy lyrics, catchy organ and fine guitar work. Almost all the tracks are interesting so it's difficult to single out individual ones.
This is more commercial than most of the Bosstown Sound's offerings in 1968 and is now a very minor collectors' item. The band release one single in 1967  "Doctor Mind / Another Day", both cuts are taken from the album. I chose "Doctor Mind", "Girl In Tears" and "Death Of A Nation".


Benson Blake IV- Vocals, Guitar
Joel Maisano- Vocals, Organ
John Pell- Vocals, Bass
Lee Dudley- Drums

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Tuesday 3 January 2017

James Brown-Black Caesar-1973 US OST

Black Caesar is a soundtrack album recorded by James Brown for the film of the same name and released in 1973. The album also features The J.B.'s and Lyn Collins.(wiki)
The album released on Polydor ‎(PD-6014). I chose "Down And Out In New York City", "Make It Good To Yourself" and "Sportin' Life". Enjoy!!!

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