Chateau Dietrich

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

My Vinyl Attic - Bruce Foxton - Touch Sensitive (1984)


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The vinyl is in great shape.  The sound is wonderful.   I can remember this getting a very good review in Trouser Press, back in the day.   It Make Me Wonder is a terrific song.  

01 freak.wav
02 it makes me wonder.wav
03 this is the way.wav
04 my imagination (sos).wav
05 what i'd give.wav
06 whatever the reason.wav
07 you make me laugh.wav
08 are you ready to talk.wav
09 trying to forget you.wav
10 writing's on the wall.wav

My Vinyl Attic - Bell + Arc - Bell + Arc (1971)


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The sound is really good.  It was a bit clicky but it cleaned up nicely.  I don't hear much of anything on the headphones.  It's a fun rock record.  

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Bell 'n' Arc’s one and only record is a prime cut of early 1970s British rock and roll. Born out of the psychedelic ashes of Skip Bifferty, Bell 'n' Arc saw a reunion of sorts between singer Graham Bell and his former band mates, keyboardist Mick Gallagher and guitarist John Turnbull. Anyone delving into this record expecting the underground freak-beat of that earlier band, however, is in for a rude surprise. This band is an entirely different beast, and even Graham Bell’s singing has undergone some serious evolution since Skip Bifferty sank in 1969.

Heavy threads of American soul music, as well as tasteful touches of gospel and country, are what inform this record more than anything. From the insistent groove of “High Priest of Memphis” to the rollicking banjo rolls in “Keep A Wise Mind,” it is clear what musical traditions these cats are mining. Graham Bell’s vocals here are so soulful it almost hurts, with the obvious reference point being the shredded-throat testifying of fellow countryman Joe Cocker.

Turnbull’s guitar is also on fire, whether he’s indulging in tight wah-pedal workouts in “Let Your Love Run Free” or keeping things beautifully restrained in the band’s sizzling, slow-burn workout of Leonard Cohen’s “So Long, Marianne.” In the meantime, I would assert that it is Gallagher’s rhythm piano which seems to be the bedrock of the band’s sound. Each cut displays inspired playing that really seals together the spirit of the band. His concluding improvisations on “Yat Rock” are particularly enjoyable, where he compliments his driving rhythm playing with the occasional Jerry Lee Lewis run.

Side A of this record is one of those rare cases where every song is absolutely killer, and the energy just does not let up. The opening three song punch blows me away every time. By the second side, things start to lose a little steam, but only barely. In fact, “Dawn,” the one acoustic track on the album, is a pleasant, hazy respite from the high-octane rave-ups that surround it. In fact, the guitar dynamics and subdued atmosphere might actually make it a highlight. “Children of the North Prison” draws the band back, and throws out one of the catchiest hooks on the record against a great ascending piano line.

In the years since I first happened on this record, it has slowly but surely become one of my absolute mainstays. It’s hard not to be drawn in to Arc’s tight grooves and Bell’s cosmic rock and roll songs, and I dare say it makes some fantastic road music. Check out the (out-of-print, but easy to find) Rock and Groove Records reissue, or keep your eye peeled for one of the original copies. I should probably note that it looks as though the British and American copies of this one have different artwork; the British record has a bright red cover, with what looks like layered fists.
by Nik Rayne

 Tracks
1. High Priest of Memphis - 3:30
2. Let Your Love Run Free - 6:00
3. Keep a Wise Mind - 3:19
4. So Long Marianne - 3:44
5. She Belongs to Me - 4:29
6. Yat Rock - 6:08
7. Dawn - 3:00
8. Children of the North Prison - 4:15
9. Everyday - 3:53

Bell + Arc
*Graham Bell - Vocals, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar
*Tom Duffy - Bass
*Michael Gallagher - Piano, Organ
*Rob Tait - Drums
*John Turnbull - Guitars
*Ken Craddock -Guitars, Piano, Organ
*Alan White - Drums, Percussion, Vibes
Guest Musicians
*Steve Gregory - Tenor Saxophone
*Buddy Beadle - Bartione Saxophone
*John Woods - Percussion
*Jeff Condon - Cornet

My Vinyl Attic - Dean Martin as Matt Helm - The Silencers (1966)


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The vinyl sounds great.  It cleaned up very nicely.  If you like Dino, then you'll love this album of mostly standards and a couple of instrumentals.  Great fucking cover!

01 the glory of love.wav
02 empty saddles in the old corral.wav
03 lovely kravezit.wav
04 the last round-up.wav
05 anniversary song.wav
06 side by side.wav
07 south of the border.wav
08 red sails in the sunset.wav
09 lord, you made the night too long.wav
10 if you knew suzie.wav
11 on the sunny side of the street.wav
12 the silencers .wav

My Vinyl Attic - Father Columba McManus - The Singing Priest (1965)

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The album was not without problems.  Most of them have been cured by the de-clicker and Adobe Audition.  There are just a couple of minor smudges but it is nice and clean.  The music is interesting.  Obviously, it's a tad religious in theme but these are all originals and have a pleasant folky feel to them.


01 promised land.wav
02 the searcher.wav
03 wandering mary.wav
04 the tender years (sung in French).wav
05 bridegroom's friend.wav
06 babylong & the willow tree.wav
07 all over the mountain.wav
08 sorrow sweete marye.wav
09 love is joy.wav
10 good john.wav
11 just as you.wav
12 stay with us lord.wav

Friday, December 28, 2012

My Vinyl Attic - Sheb Wooley - Tales of How the West Was Won ( 1963)


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The vinyl is is pretty good shape.  It is one of those delicious records that proudly boasts of destroying Indian homelands and destroying the ecology.  The cover has a cowboy shooting grazing buffalo!  

01 gotta pull up stakes (and move on west).mp3
02 high lonesome.mp3
03 wagon master's diary - buffalo stampede.mp3
04 buildin' a railroad.mp3
05 rosie's the queen of california.mp3
06 plowin' in the new ground.mp3
07 papa's old fiddle.mp3
08 silver target.mp3
09 i belong.mp3
10 how the west was won.mp3

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A masterful concept album, and an oddity, built around a movie. MGM had the blockbuster How The West Was Won out on screen, and their record division asked Wooley to record an album to tie-in with the film. The result is a superb collection of folk and western-style songs that tie in with various sequences in the movie, including excellent spoken word tracks ("Wagonmaster's Diary"), fine sentimental ballads ("Papa's Old Fiddle"), and even a brilliant cover of the Alfred Newman-Ken Darby title track from the movie. Two years after the release of this album, Darby added the song "Big Land," and MGM re-released it with the new track (but without the Newman-Darby movie song) as It's A Big Land (MGM 4325).             

My Vinyl Attic - The Group Image - A Mouth in the Clouds (1968)


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The vinyl sounds in really good shape.  I think I hear the odd click, but overall - considering the age of this record, very good sound.  The album is fun late 60's rock.  Try out Aunt Ida to get an idea.

01. aunt ida.mp3
02 a way to love you all the time.mp3
03 moonlit6 dip.mp3
04 voices calling me.mp3
05 new romancing.mp3
06 hiya.mp3
07 banana split.mp3
08 my man.mp3
09 grew up all wrong.mp3
10 the treat.mp3

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Undeniably influenced by the West Coast psychedelia of The Jefferson Airplane, New York’s The Group Image released one album in 1968, A Mouth In The Clouds, that managed to go largely ignored by critics and rock fans. Despite having a wild stage show and a dynamic lead singer in Sheila Darla, the band received little national exposure.
The Group Image played for two years in various locations in Manhattan, NYC, including its own productions / shows at the Palm Gardens, and the Cheetah Club, and shows with the Grateful Dead in Central Park and the Fillmore East, and other outdoor shows in parks such as Tompkins Square Park in the East Village.”
While Sheila Darla shares some of Grace Slick’s hippie allure and a similarity in vocal style, her stage performance bears a striking resemblance to Patti Smith rather than the cool and collected Slick. One wonders if Patti ever saw Darla in action.
Time Magazine reviewed A Mouth In The Clouds in their November 18, 1968 issue. I don’t know who the reviewer is, but it’s amusing how hard he/she tries to get down with hipster lingo. “Liquid Eden” indeed.


My Vinyl Attic - The Paupers - Magic People (1967)


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The vinyl sounds great through the speakers.  

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The group was formed as The Spats in Toronto during 1964 by ex-Riverside Three drummer Skip Prokop (born Ronn Prokop, December 13, 1943 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) and rhythm guitarist/vocalist Bill Marion aka Bill Misener (born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada). The other original members comprised lead guitarist Chuck Beal (born April 6, 1944 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) and bass player Denny Gerrard (born February 28, 1947 in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada).
According to legend, The Spats rehearsed for 40 hours a week, sometimes on a 13-hour a day shift, and as a result became one of Toronto’s tightest acts. After changing their name to The Paupers in early 1965, the group attracted the attention of local manager Duff Roman, who signed them to Toronto’s independent label Red Leaf. In March 1965, the label issued Prokop and Marion’s “Never Send You Flowers” as the group’s debut single and it soon became a modest local hit, as did the follow up “If I Told My Baby”. During August, the group appeared at the Canadian National Exhibition’s under 21 club with David Clayton-Thomas & The Shays.
As 1966 dawned, the band signed a new deal with Duff Roman’s label Roman Records which issued the group’s next single “For What I Am”. A cover of “Long Tall Sally” followed in the spring of 1966, by which point the group had parted with Roman (who subsequently became program director of CKFH) and signed up with Bernie Finkelstein (later Bruce Cockburn’s longstanding manager). However, shortly after a show at the El Patio on July 24, 1966, Marion left (after his wife gave him an ultimatum) and subsequently recorded a solo single before moving into production work and playing with The Last Words.
Adam Mitchell joins for classic Paupers line up
In his place, The Paupers recruited Scottish √©migr√© Adam Mitchell (born November 24, 1944 in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland) from the CommonFolk (a folk group featuring Doug Bush, Ian Rankin and Bruce Whitehead), apparently on an hour and a half’s notice. Mitchell quickly asserted himself as the group’s new lead singer and chief songwriter with Skip Prokop and debuted with the band at the Broom and Stone in Scarborough on August 14, 1966.
Finkelstein signed the new line-up to New York label MGM shortly afterwards and on September 24 the group made a prestigious appearance at a 14-hour pop music show held at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens, featuring 14 top local bands. The following month, on October 2, the band supported Wilson Pickett at the Club Kingsway in Toronto. Later that year, on December 11, The Paupers (together with Ottawa band, The Children) supported The Lovin’ Spoonful at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens.
The group’s live reputation began to spread and in early 1967, Bob Dylan’s manager, Albert Grossman, convinced Finkelstein to sell his interests in the group. Grossman re-negotiated the MGM contract and signed the band to its associate label Verve Forecast. The group’s debut single with Mitchell, “If I Call You By Some Name” was released and reached #31 on Canada’s RPM chart, the band’s biggest hit. Apparently The Paupers hated it, feeling that it wasn’t representative of their music.
Upstaging Jefferson Airplane
The single was followed by a well-received appearance at New York’s Cafe Au Go Go from February 21-March 5 1967 supporting Jefferson Airplane, where apparently they “blew the latter away”. The group remained in the city to cut its debut album with Rick Shorter and then set out for a series of concerts on the West Coast including several appearances at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium and the Monterey International Pop Festival on June 16.
Back in Toronto in late summer, the band issued its latest single “Magic People”, which was followed by an album of the same name. MGM then sent the group on a $40,000 promotional tour where they played 17 US cities in a month. The tour included an appearance at New York’s Cafe Au Go Go opening for Eric Clapton’s band Cream, scheduled for September 28-October 1 (but cut short due to faulty equipment) and headlining at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit with The MC5 in support on November 3-5, 1967.
Paupers lose inspirational bass player
In November 1967, The Paupers debut album, “Magic People” peaked at US #178, but its modest success was overshadowed by Denny Gerrard’s departure in early 1968. His replacement was bass player/vocalist Brad Campbell from Marion’s previous group The Last Words. Around the same time, The Paupers also added (for live purposes) former BTB4 keyboard player Peter Sterbach, but he only stayed for about a month.
In January 1968, a final single had been lifted from The Paupers’ debut album, “Think I Care” (considered by many to be the early group’s definitive song), but it failed to chart. Prokop started to grow restless and was soon drawn into the lucrative session world; he duly appeared on Peter, Paul & Mary’s single “I Dig Rock And Roll” and Richie Havens’ album “Something Else” amongst others.
The band continued to play high profile dates and on February 24, supported The Jimi Hendrix Experience and The Soft Machine at the CNE Coliseum in Toronto. This was followed by a second US tour, which proved to be as memorable as the first – in April (2-4) the group was playing in Chicago at the Kinetic Playground when Martin Luther King was assassinated and narrowly missed the subsequent riots.
Prokop leaves to form Lighthouse
During July, the group added John Ord (born April 3, 1945 in London, England) from The Fraser Loveman Group and The Nuclear Tricycle on keyboards, who debuted with the band at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit early the following month.
Internal problems however, continued to dog the band. Following a final date at New York’s Electric Circus running from August 29-September 1, Prokop left to form Lighthouse, while Campbell joined Janis Joplin’s Kozmic Blues Band. The band’s second album “Ellis Island” was released in the aftermath of the group’s break up and was a maturer offering than the debut. Side two included (arguably) the band’s best work and on several tracks, the Japanese instrument the koto was employed. A final single, Mitchell’s “Cairo Hotel” (later recorded by McKendree Spring) was released simultaneously, but failed to chart.
Playing to pay off debts
In October, a new line-up of The Paupers featuring Mitchell, Beal and Ord was formed (to pay off the existing debt) with original bass player Denny Gerrard (who’d played with McKenna Mendelson Mainline in the interim). Roz Parks (born April 15, 1945 in Picton, Ontario, Canada) from Edward Bear and Magic Circus completed the line up. The new Paupers’ line up debuted at the Night Owl in Toronto on October 26-27 and continued to play locally to positive reviews.
Gerrard, however, soon left followed by Mitchell in April 1969. The remaining members brought in James Houston (born May 25, 1946 in Belfast, Northern Ireland), who had previously played with Parks in the Magic Circus, and bass player Mel O’Brien, and returned to the local club scene. Later that year, the Houston-led line up returned to the Night Owl for a show running from August 7-8 but broke up later that month.[edit]
Aftermath
Mitchell briefly embarked upon a solo career, playing the folk circuit in Ontario and then worked as a producer for the likes of McKenna Mendelson Mainline and Linda Ronstadt. Gerrard joined Luke & The Apostles briefly before forming Jericho in March 1970. Beal worked as a record producer and manager, and was last heard of working at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, producing a talking book series. Ord’s band backed Chuck Berry in the summer of 1969. Houston formed his own eponymous band, Houston and worked with Parks and Gerrard in Tranquillity Base. (Max Collodie)
Track Listing
  1. Magic People
  2. It’s Your Mind
  3. Black Thank You Package
  4. Let Me Be
  5. Think I Care
  6. One Rainy Day
  7. Tudor Impressions
  8. Simple Deed
  9. My Love Hides Your View
  10. You And Me



My Vinyl Attic - Jim Nabors - Everything is Beautiful (


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The vinyl sounds good.  The singing is, well...Jim Nabors.  

01 mama, a rainbow.mp3
02 everything is beautiful.mp3
03 hi-lili, hi-lo.mp3
04 a time for us.mp3
05 the world i used to know.mp3
06 bridge over troubled water.mp3
07 if i never laugh again.mp3
08 the sweetheart tree.mp3
09 yesterday when I was young.mp3
10 i can't stop loving you.mp3
10 the windmills of your mind.mp3

My Vinyl Attic - Jim Nabors - For the Good Times (1971)


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The vinyl sounds great.  Jim is a bit on an acquired taste.  I'm still not sure I've acquired it.  This music is taken from his variety show in the early 70's. 

01 for the good times.mp3
02 until it's time for me to go.mp3
03 with pen in hand.mp3
04 louisiana lady.mp3
05 with these hands.mp3
06 i'll begin again.mp3
07 anytime.mp3
08 release me.mp3
09 detroit city.mp3
10 something.mp3
11 I love paris.mp3

My Vinyl Attic - Wes Montgomery - California Dreaming (1966)


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The vinyl sounds really good through the speakers.  The jazz is most enjoyable.  I could stare at this cover for hours.  Yum.

01 california dreaming.mp3
02 sun down.mp3
03 oh you crazy moon.mp3
04 more, more, amor.mp3
05 without you.mp3
06 winds of barcelona.mp3
07 sunny.mp3
08 green peppers.mp3
09 mr. walker.mp3
10 south of the border.mp3

My Vinyl Attic - Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines - Original Soundtrack (1965)


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This album cost me a lot of money.  I think the sound is very good.  As Original Soundtracks go, this is very enjoyable.  

01 those magnificent men in their flying machines.mp3
02 arizona.mp3
03 the great air-race.mp3
04 the dance of the intrepid airmen!.mp3
05 a most serious talk.mp3
06 meanwhile back at the airfield.mp3
07 the darlings of 1910.mp3
08 arizona (reprise).mp3
08 the flying frenchman.mp3
10 ah, so - mein herr.mp3
11 the railroad song.mp3
12 the incredible time of 25 hours and 11 minutes.mp3

My Vinyl Attic - Timber - Bring America Home (1971)


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The vinyl sound pretty good.  Very good for the day.  

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Following a personnel change which saw the addition of female vocalist Judy Elliott and a switch to Jac Holzman’s Elektra Records, the group returned with 1971′s Bring American Home.  Produced by Don Gallucci (of Don and the Good Times fame), the album showcased singers/songwriters Wayne Berry and George Clinton (no, not the Funkadelic/Parliament guy); the two responsible (separately) for penning all ten tracks.
To be honest, the first couple of times I played this one it made absolutely no impression on me.  In fact after playing it one afternoon I found myself unable to remember a single one of the ten selections.  So this one ended up spending a year in my ‘check it out later’ pile.  When I finally got around to giving it another shot it didn’t exactly overwhelm me.  Nothing particularly bad, though nothing that really jumped out at you.
Exemplified by tracks like “Canada” (which featured a pretty melody and a subtle anti-war lyric), the anti-drug “Pipe Dream”, and “Don’t Underestimate Your Friends” (sporting a Seals and Crofts-vibe), about half the album had a modest country-rock vibe.
Elsewhere the title track sounded a little bit like The Mamas and the Papas doing a car commercial. It was an even odder song given the activist lyric. Vocalists Berry, Clinton and Elliott were all competent (Berry was probably the best of the three), though again none were overwhelming.  Certainly competent, but not an essential addition to anyone’s collection. (Bad Cat)
Track Listing
  1. Bring America Home
  2. Canada
  3. Pipe Dream
  4. Remember
  5. Don’t Underestimate Your Friends
  6. Witch Hunt
  7. The Spirit Song
  8. Caught In The Middle
  9. Same Ole Story
  10. From The Time I Rise


My Vinyl Attic - Tennessee Ernie Ford - The Lusty Land (1955)


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This was very clicky but cleaned up very well.  You can certainly tell it's vinyl, but considering the age of the album, it sounds really good. 

01 john henry.mp3
02 trouble in mind.mp3
03 dark as a dungeon.mp3
04 false hearted woman.mp3
05 chicken road.mp3
06 who will shoe your pretty little foot.mp3
07 the rovin' gambler.mp3
08 in the pines.mp3
09 i gave my love a cherry.mp3
10 nine pound hammer.mp3
11 gaily the troubadour.mp3
12 the last letter.mp3-

My Vinyl Attic - Brenda Lee - Top Teen Hits (1965)


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The vinyl sounds great through my speakers.  The music is interesting.  Why they felt that she needed to do a covers album?  Anyone's guess. 

01 dancing in the street.mp3
02 the crying game.mp3
03 thanks a lot.mp3
04 let it be me.mp3
05 he loves you.mp3
06 snap your fingers.mp3
07 wishin' and hopin'.mp3
08 funny how times slips away.mp3
09 is it true.mp3
10 (there's) always something there to remind me.mp3
11 can't buy me love.mp3
12 when you loved me.mp3


My Vinyl Attic - Rolf Harris - Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport (1963)


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The vinyl was mostly very good (after de-clicking) except for In The Wet.  It has some bad vinyl damage that couldn't be gotten out without severely compromising the audio fidelity.  A had to get another source for that song.  The album is full of very memorable songs.  Top notch Rolf Harris fare.

01 sun arise.mp3
02 big black hat.mp3
03 living it up.mp3
04 english country garden.mp3
05 nick teen and la k. hall.mp3
06 hair oil on my ears.mp3
07 In The Wet.mp3
08 mighty thunderer.mp3
09 ground hog.mp3
10 carra barra wirra canna.mp3
11 i know a man.mp3
12 i know a man.mp3
13 johnny day.mp3
14 tie me kangaroo down sport.mp3

My Vinyl Attic - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (1969)


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The vinyl sounds really good.  The music is pretty cool rock from the late 60's.  

01 dusty moon.mp3
02 son of a hounddog man.mp3
03 ugly stick.mp3
04 we'll make a chain of love.mp3
05 take a look at your friends.mp3
06 gypsy lover.mp3
07 blues for maggie.mp3
08 i was born a free man.mp3
09 for telling those lies.mp3
10 don't mess up a good thing.mp3



My Vinyl Attic - {Pete Fountain - Mr. Stick Man (1965)


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The vinyl sounds great.  The album is enjoyable Pete Fountain fare.


01 gotta travel on.mp3
02 amazon.mp3
03 whipped cream.mp3
04 another world.mp3
05 humbug.mp3
06 on the street where you live.mp3
07 jambalaya (on the bayou).mp3
08 the whiffenpoof song (baa baa baa).mp3
09 mr stick man.mp3
10 goodbye.mp3
11 show me a city like new orleans.mp3
12 the sound of music.mp3


MR. STICK MAN PETE FOUNTAIN
Clarinet Solos With Chorus And Orchestra Directed by Charles "Bud" Dant

Mr. Stick Man?
None other than the magician of the licorice stick, Pete Fountain. Who else?

The applause for Pete's album, Licorice Stick (Coral 57460), was so loud and long, and the cries of "Encore!" so many and insistent, that this collection has been prepared and programmed in a somewhat similar fashion. There are show tunes, standards, blues and originals. There are strong guitar rhythms,vocal groups of four and six voices - including, again, the Jordanaires - and the clarinet, the potent black stick that stirs all the other ingredients and is at once their spice and raison d'etre. Withal, there are surprises in the way of tempo, mood, treatment and melody.

The melody, somewhere, has always been axiomatic in New Orleans music,
and its presentation traditionally an audience's right. It is, indeed, a kind of courtesy in which Pete Fountain, like his storied predecessors, strongly believes. The melody is always stated - at length if it is worthy - as a point of departure, before the variations and any abandoned swinging begin. This is one of the secrets of Pete's great popularity, but it is lost today on those who believe that in jazz improvisation is all. To phrase the melody neatly, tastefully, and with perhaps rather more rhythmic emphasis than the composer originally envisioned, is an art, too, and one which sets feet tapping and spirits rising. In fact, Pete achieves instant communication by a mode of expression that is remarkable for its clarity and directness. Those who wish may make a virtue out of the complex and obscure, but his way is warm and unpretentious. He says what he has to say pithily and genially, as though he were among friends whom he did not have to impress, and it is this unaffected quality in his playing which constantly wins him new admirers.

Gotta Travel On, with which the album opens, is a case in point. A rousing number of traditional character at up tempo, it has a strong beat from the drums and alternating choruses by Pete and the vocal group. The performance, which incidentally contains four key changes, rolls from beginning to end in a fashion that is likely to have you lifting the pick-up back a few times until you remember...well, yes, you "gotta travel on" too, to Amazon for a change of pace and mood. Complete with tropical birdcalls and the voices of the Jordanaires, this is an exotic novelty of a kind not attempted by Pete before.
The program continues with Whipped Cream, a jubilant, warm and catchy Gay Nineties-like number; Another World, a melodious blending of voices and clarinet; Humbug, an original with a highly danceable beat; and On the Street Where You Live, a fresh and fetching interpretation of the hit from My Fair Lady.

The second side begins with Jambalaya, another happy dance, which is followed by a version of The Whiffenpoof Song that makes a marked contrast. Here the voices provide quiet, wordless backgrounds to the wistful melancholy of Pete's clarinet in a performance that represents a consider-able departure from the usual. Mr. Stick Man is a driving blues with Pete in double time, and guitar, percussion and voices all contributing to an exciting atmosphere. Charles "Bud" Dant's arrangement of Goodbye, Benny Goodman's closing theme, makes beautiful use of Millie Kirkham's attractive voice in obbligato to the clarinet.
Show Me a City Like New Orleans was written for Pete by Laurraine Goreau of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, a writer who knows all the local folklore. A twelve-bar blues with an eight-bar bridge, the song and its sentiment are extremely appropriate to the clarinetist, whose affection for his hometown is proverbial. Another show tune, The Sound of Music, brings the album to a gracefully pretty close. No doubt about it, Mr. Stick Man has done it again!

      


My Vinyl Attic - Pagliaro - Pagliaro I (1975)


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The vinyl is great sounding.  The album has the obvious hit and a bunch of other terrific songs.  

01 i don't believe it's you.wav
02 louise.wav
03 how does it feel.wav
04 nobody.wav
05 oh baby (We've got a good thing goin').wav
06 what the hell i got.wav
07 walking the dog.wav
08 cry baby.wav
09 get down.wav
10 make or break healer.wav

My Vinyl Attic - The Government - How Many Fingers (EP) (1981)


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The vinyl sounds fantastic.  I remember the guys from The Government coming into Larry's Hideaway on day when we were setting up to play.  Brush with Hemingway Hated Disco Music greatness.  The music is very Gang of Four like.  I'm a fan. 

01 how many fingers.mp3
02 plaza del pimps.mp3
03 portrait.mp3
04 paranoid downtown funk pt 2.mp3

My Vinyl Attic - Touch - Touch (1969)


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The vinyl is good but not fantastic.  It cleaned up well but you can hear some imperfections with the headphones.  The music is rockin'.  

01 we feel fine.mp3
02 friendly birds.mp3
03 miss leach.mp3
04-05-06 down at circes place-alesha and others-seventy five.mp3
07 the spiritual death of howard greer.mp3



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Personnel:
Don Gallucci - Keyboards, Vocals
John Bordonaro - Percussion, Vocals
Joey Newman – Guitar, Vocals
Bruce Hauser - Bass, Vocals
Jeff Hawks - Vocals

All five members of this band had previously played in Don And The Goodtimes, a popular club band from Portland, Oregon. Prior to that, Gallucci, who later became a staff producer for Elektra, was with The Kingsmen, Newman with The Liberty Party and Bordonaro and Hauser - with Connecticut's Gretschmen.

Their album was a really exploratory effort with touches of psychedelia ("Down At Circes Place"), jazz, avant-garde and progressive rock. The vocals sound rather like Tim Buckley in his Starsailor period - amazing! It was produced by Gene Shiveley, who also produced the Elyse Weinberg album for which Hauser and Bordonaro also provided the rhythm section and on which Gallucci and Joey Newman also appeared.

Renaissance also put out a sampler CD, "Buried Treasures", containing three further Touch tracks: a 1968 demo of "The Spiritual Death Of Howard Greer", "We Finally Met Today" from an unreleased 45, and "The Second Coming Of Suzanne" from 1973.

Hawks and Hauser were later in Stepson who made an album in 1974 along with Newman, who had been in Blue Mountain Eagle in the interim. Newman later played with Shaun Cassidy. John Bordonaro also was assistant A&R Director at Elektra Records in Los Angeles in 1972-73. John had toured with James Taylor, Carole King and Dan Kortchmar, working as a road manager and concert mixer, before going to Elektra. 





My Vinyl Attic - The Domenic Troiano Band - Burnin' at the Stake (1977)


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The vinyl is terrific. Great sound.  Track one and track two did not seem to have a real separation on the record, so I left them co-joined.   I really like Mr. Troiano and this album did nothing to dampen my fandom.  

01 burnin' at the stake
02 peace of mind.wav
03 savour the flavour.wav
04 lonely girl.wav
05 willpower.wav
06 master of concealment.wav
07 i'd rather be your lover.wav
08 rock & roll madness.wav
09 the outer limits of my soul.wav

My Vinyl Attic - Underground Sunshine - Let There Be Light (1969)


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This vinyl wasn't in very good shape.  It de-clicked pretty nicely, though you can tell it's vinyl.  I found this album to be very enjoyable.  Some nice covers.  


01 birthday.wav
02 all i want is you.wav
03 bad moon rising.wav
04 don't let me down.wav
05 gimme some lovin'.wav
06 don't shut me out.wav
07 proud mary.wav
08 take me, break me.wav


My Vinyl Attic - The Liverpool Beat - Sung by The Weasels (1964)


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The vinyl sounds really good on this.  The album is a bit of an oddity.  Obviously, this band (record company) could only afford to record so many Beatle songs, so you get to hear what the Beatles would have sounded like if they'd recorded Swanee River and Green Sleeves.  Quite surreal. 

01 i want to hold your hand.wav
02 she loves you.wav
03 my bonnie.wav
04 green sleeves.wav
05 danny boy.wav
06 from me to you.wav
07 i saw here standing there.wav
08 way down upon the swanee river.wav
09 this little light of mine.wav
10 corrine, corrina.wav


My Vinyl Attic - The Government - Guest List (1980)


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The vinyl on this is great.  The album is quite a bit more musical than Electric Eye.  Listening to this, while I was digitizing it, I quite liked it.  

01 real computer.wav
02 basic motel.wav
03 acute angle.wav
04 complications.wav
05 none of the above.wav
06 white.wav
07 nippon gakki.wav
08 information.wav
09 exit line.wav
10 telephobia.wav
11 i can't swim.wav
12 fire escape.wav
13 jackboots.wav
14 thursday.wav

My Vinyl Attic - The Government - Electric Eye (1979)


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The vinyl cleaned up pretty nicely.  That being said, this is a strange album.  I've divided up the tracks in spots where there seemed to be breaks but they are in no way broken up into individual pieces.  I won't even call some of this stuff music...because some of it isn't.

1. greetings from the Gutter
2. letter to craig
3. it must be god/downtown
4. i only drive my car
5. fumigators
6. on the prowl
7. I don't really care
8. following you
9. on the prowl (reprise)
10. I Feel Like a beer
11. I'm somebody
12 Gunshot wound
13. following (reprise)
14. it must be god (reprise)
15. loading of gun, shootout and escape
16. parking ticket
17. greetings from the gutter (reprise)

My Vinyl Attic - Steel River - Armoured Car (1980)


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The vinyl sounds great.  This is their reunion album from 1980.  This is a good album though their lyrics could be a little better.   I really liked A Better Road which is also featured on this blog along with their first album.  

01 price you pay.wav
02 that's exactly what he'll do.wav
03 hold on to the love.wav
04 big brother.wav
05 armoured car.wav
06 we want you to love us.wav
07 hold me close.wav
08 so many reasons.wav
09 keep movin' on.wav

My Vinyl Attic - Kentucky Express - Kentucky Express


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The vinyl is very good.  The Girl from the Country is a pretty cool song.  

01 girl from the country.wav
02 singing the blues.wav
03 just like a woman.wav
04 bye bye, love.wav
05 oh, lonesome me.wav
06 folsom prison blues.wav
07 memphis, tennessee.wav
08 wings of a dove.wav
09 i still miss someone.wav
10 never goin'g back (to nashville).wav
11 movin' through kansas.wav

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Parking Lot Wonders - The Mother Station - Brand New Bag (1994)

Eons ago, before all the great record stores became extinct, they used to hold bi-yearly parking lot sales where 8CD's could be purchased for as little as 10 cents apiece.   I would stand out in the hot sun and pluck economically auditory gold from acres of cardboard boxes until my back game out.  Many times I walked away with 1,000 plus CD's and CD singles.  Oh glorious rapture!  Those days, alas, are gone, but I still have my blessed collection.  

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01 Put the Blame on Me
02 Fool For a Pretty Face
03 Love Don't Come Easy
04 Love Me
05 Somebody else will
06 Spirit in Me
07 Heart without a Home
08 Black Beauty
09 Hangin' On
10 What's on your Mind
11 Show You the Way
12 Stranger To My Soul

Memphis, TN's the Mother Station sprung to life in late 1990. From their early beginnings, it was always clear that the Station's voyage of self-discovery would include a heavy dose of 1960s blues and soul aesthetic that paid homage to their hometown roots. Led in tandem by vocal powerhouse Susan Marshall and the extraordinary Gwin Spencer on guitar and vocals, the band is rounded out by drummer Rick Shelton, bass player Michael Jaques, and keyboard player Paul Brown -- all of whom had been kicking around the Memphis music scene for years.

Each had cut their teeth at one time or another in a revolving door of soul tribute bands and, at various times, as back up players for the Staples Singers and many others. After being discovered by ex-Kerrang! scribe and EastWest A&R guy Derek Oliver at the South by Southwest Music (SXSW) Music Conference in Texas, the band signed to the Warner affiliate in 1992. The Mother Station tracked their debut album, Brand New Bag, on Beale Street in Memphis with veteran producer Joe Hardy (renowned for his sublime engineering and co-production skills on many of Steve Earle's albums and later day ZZ Top records). A solid debut, Brand New Bag features 11 original compositions and a cover of Humble Pie's "Fool for a Pretty Face" (although a version of the Faces' "Losing You" was also considered but never made the final cut). Also unreleased is a colossal version of Humble Pie's "99 lbs," performed as a duet with Mavis Staples. Even though the album's first single, "Put the Blame on Me," met with surprise and much enthusiasm from rock radio, the album failed to make any significant in-roads at retail. After parting ways with EastWest, the band cut another self-financed album that remains unreleased to this day. Mother Station vocalist Susan Marshall would go on to join the Afghan Whigs as one of its backup singers -- recording and touring with the unit the world over. In fact, Greg Dulli was so smitten with Marshall's voice that he would give her nightly stage time on the band's ensuing 1965 trek on which she was given the opportunity to perform one of her original songs. Guitarist Gwin Spencer moved to Los Angeles and began a career working in various television backup bands. Spencer's first notable gig would be as the feature guitarist and bandleader on the short-lived Keenan Ivory Wayans Show. In addition to her TV efforts, Ms. Spencer is currently shopping a finished solo album. Drummer Rick Shelton went on to form Dust for Life. The band's self-titled debut album was released by Wind Up Entertainment in October of 2000. ~ John Franck, All Music Guide Deduced From All Music Guide.

Parking Lot Wonders - 60 Cycle- Da Da (single)


Eons ago, before all the great record stores became extinct, they used to hold bi-yearly parking lot sales where 8CD's could be purchased for as little as 10 cents apiece.   I would stand out in the hot sun and pluck economically auditory gold from acres of cardboard boxes until my back game out.  Many times I walked away with 1,000 plus CD's and CD singles.  Oh glorious rapture!  Those days, alas, are gone, but I still have my blessed collection.  

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01 Da Da (sanitized fro your protection)
02 Reefer madness
03 Blessing
04 No New Tale to Tell