Tuesday, 3 April 2018

VA GREEK ROCK BANDS OF THE 60's



Tracks:

01.Blue Birds- Julie-1966
02.Erica & Margarita Broyer - Little Kiss-1965
03.The Charms - I' m Coming Back (To Stay) -1966
04.Forminx - Until The End-1965
05.The Sounds- Oh Dirlada Dirladada-1969
06.The Charms - It's My Life-1966
07.The Olympians - Hopeless Endless Way-1967
08.M.G.C. - Foxy Lady-1968
09.Juniors - Let Me In-1966
10.Blue Birds - Sweet Polly-1966
11.The Idols -  Dam Dam Baby-1966
12.We Five - From Home-1967
13.Mimis Plessas & The Orbiters - Karagouna-1967

-compiled by dj fanis: here

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Freed- 1970 Denmark





Freed was a Danish psychedelic/blues rock band from late 60's to early 70's. In 1970 they recorded a single album session in the studios of Tommy Seebach on Gammel Kongevej, Copenhagen but it wasn't released for 33 years until 2003.(discogs)
Their album released by Orpheus Records (ORPH 008). I chose "Girlfriend" and "I Want You". Enjoy!!!

Members:

Leif Frederiksen-Guitar, Vocals
Danny Andersen-Bass
Helmuth Ozolins-Guitar
Leif Iversen-Organ
Klaus Gl├╝mer-Drums

-by dj fanis: here

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Bump-1970 US




The Bump emerged in the spring of 1969 out of Detroit's psychedelic pop scene. The band's founding members, bassist/vocalist George Runyan and keyboardist Paul Lupien, held open auditions to fill the open guitar and drum positions, finally settling on Alan Goldman and Jerome Charles Greenberg, respectively, who had themselves been a team of several years going back to their high school friendship.
Runyan came up with the band name after seeing a roadside sign. Lupien was the band's primary songwriter, he already had a backlog of songs coming into the band. Runyan and Greenberg were, although less prodigious, also writers, so the band instantly had original material to practice and perform. By the late summer of 1969, the Bump had sufficiently worked up their material and were signed by a local 8-track recording studio, Pioneer, which also provided the band with management, equipment, booking, rehearsal space, recording facilities, even its own label.
They recorded two singles and two LPs for the label. The first, self-titled album received favorable reviews in publications such as Billboard and Record World magazines, but was not enough promoted to chart nationally. (allmusic.by Stanton Swihart)
From this album i chose "Daydream Song" and "From My Slot". Enjoy!!!

-by dj fanis: here

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Los Dug Dug's-Smog-1972 Mexico




Los Dug Dug's are a rock group from Durango, Mexico, best known for their work in the 60s and early 70s. They were one of the first Mexican bands to adapt The Beatles' influence and are noted as one of the first Mexican bands to write their own songs, as well as cover songs by British and American acts in English, thus breaking what had up to then been an unwritten rule in Mexican rock.They continue to perform today.(wiki)
From their second album "Smog" who released in 1972 on RCA Victor,i chose "Smog" and "No Somos Malos". Enjoy!!!

-by dj fanis: here

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

The Undisputed Truth-1971 US




The Undisputed Truth was a 1970s Motown recording act, assembled by record producer Norman Whitfield as a means for being able to experiment with his psychedelic soul production techniques. Joe "Pep" Harris served as main lead singer, with Billie Rae Calvin and Brenda Joyce Evans on additional leads and background vocals.
"The Undisputed Truth" is the self titled debut album of the Motown group of the same name.Released in 1971 on Gordy label (G -955L) and was produced entirely by Norman Whitfield. The album itself mixes the traditional Motown sound with psychedelic-influenced soul music. (wiki)
From this great album i chose "Smiling Faces Sometimes","Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today)" and "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone". Enjoy!!!

-by dj fanis: here


Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Hugh Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) RIP







Hugh Ramopolo Masekela (4 April 1939 – 23 January 2018) was a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer. He is considered the "father of South African jazz.(wiki)
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", "Dyambo" and "Goin' Back To New Orleans".
Masekela died in Johannesburg on 23 January 2018 from prostate cancer, aged 78. RIP

-by dj fanis: here

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The Growing Concern - 1968 US




The Growing Concern was a typical West Coast psychedelic band.Their sole self-titled album released in 1968 on Mainstream Records.(S/6108)
I chose from this great album "Hard Hard Year", "What Kind Of Life" and their superb version of "Mister You're A Better Man Than I". Enjoy!!!

Members:
Bonnie MacDonald - Vocals
Mary Garstki - Vocals
Pete Guerino - Vocals,Guitar
Dan Passaglia - Organ,Vocals
Ralph Toms - Guitar
John Pedley - Bass
Ralph Williams - Drums

-by dj fanis: here