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:

"THE SIXTH AND SEVENTH ANGELS YOU WON'T SEE, ARE FALLEN ANGEL PRODUCERS AND MANAGERS, SEIDEL AND TRAYNOR, WHO ARE KNOWN TO THE GROUP AS THE "INVISIBLE ANGELS".TOGETHER, THE SEVEN BRING ABOUT THIS GREAT SOUND.THEY HAVE COMBINED THEIR TALENTS AND IDEAS INTO A UNIT OF SOUND CREATION.IF YOU'RE EVER FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SEE THEM PERFORMING, OR GO TO ONE OF THEIR RECORDINGS SESSIONS, BELIEVE US (IT'S LIKE HELL).

Members:

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!!!

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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!!!

Members:

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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