Chateau Dietrich

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

My Vinyl Attic - Wanda Jackson - The Best of......(1967)


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The vinyl sounds great.  Wanda is one of those singers that you like, even if you don't like country music.  My cover is in better shape than the one I stole off the web.  

01 right or wrong.wav
02 in the middle of a heartache.wav
03 if i cried every time you hurt me.wav
04 the violet and the rose.wav
05 santo domingo.wav
06 tears will be the chaser for your wine.wav
07 i wonder if she knows.wav
08 kickin' our hearts around.wav
09 reckless love affair.wav
10 let's have a party.wav

My Vinyl Attic - The 50 Guitars of Tommy Garrett - Six Flags Over Texas (


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The first track drove me crazy.  I just couldn't get it clean.  Is it terrible?  No...but it bothers me.  The rest of the album cleaned up nicely.  It's just the drums at the start of the first track.  Neat cut out cover!

01 yellow rose of texas.wav
02 streets of loredo .wav
03 cotton fields.wav
04 san antonio rose.wav
05 theme from giant.wav
06 abilene.wav
07 texas, our texas.wav
08 red river valley.wav
09 big d.wav
10 theme from the alamo (the green leaves of summer).wav
11 houston.wav
12 six flags over texas.wav


My Vinyl Attic - The Searchers - Bumble Bee (1965)


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The sound is good, as far as it goes.  There's a lack of top end but I've got to believe that that is on the record.  This is from Kapp and not EMI - perhaps their pressings weren't as crisp.  What Have They Done to the Rain is a very nice song.

The Searchers are an English beat group, who emerged as part of the 1960s Merseybeat scene along with The Beatles, The Fourmost, The Merseybeats, The Swinging Blue Jeans, and Gerry & The Pacemakers.

The band's hits included a remake of the Drifters' 1961 hit, "Sweets for My Sweet"; remakes of Jackie DeShannon's "Needles and Pins" and "When You Walk In The Room"; an original song written for them, "Sugar and Spice"; The Orlons' "Don't Throw Your Love Away"; and a cover of The Clovers' "Love Potion No. 9". They were the second group from Liverpool, after the Beatles, to have a hit in the United States when "Needles and Pins" charted during the first week of March 1964.

Side 1.

1. Everybody Come and Clap Your Hands
2. If I Could Find Someone
3. Magic Potion
4. I Don't Want to Go on Without You
5. Bumble Bee
6. Something You Got
7. What Have They Done to the Rain

Side 2.

8. A Tear Fell
9. Til You Say You Are Mine
10. You Want to Make Her Happy
11. Everything You Do
12. Goodnight Baby

My Vinyl Attic - The Rebels Quartet - Sincerely Yours (

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The vinyl has some stuff that I just could not get out.  It is way, way better sounding that when I started with it.  It mostly sounds very good but has the odd bit of auditory shcmutz.  The music is all religious.  Not particularly my cup of tea but they have some nice harmonies. 

01 he's coming soon.wav
02 what a savior.wav
03 jesus holds the keys.wav
04 god's hands.wav
05 this i know.wav
06 he gave his life for me.wav
07 from now on.wav
08 i'm saved.wav
08 lord, teach me how to pray.wav
10 beyond compare.wav
11 he'll go with me.wav
12 jesus is the reason.wav



My Vinyl Attic - The Flowerpot Men - Let's Go To San Francisco (1985)


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The sound is pretty good.  Considering it was recorded in 1967 and then released by a less than stellar label... The songs are cute and of their time.

01 let's go to san francisco.wav
02 let's go to san francisco part 2.wav
03 a walk in the sky.wav
04 am i losing you.wav
05 you can never be wrong.wav
06 man without a woman.wav
07 in a moment of madness.wav
08 young birds fly.wav
09 jouney's end.wav
10 mythological sunday.wav
11 blow away.wav
12 piccolo man.wav
13 let's go back to san francisco.wav
14 silicon city.wav

My Vinyl Attic - Nancy Wilson - Welcome to My Love (1967)


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Nice sound.  There maybe a few tiny clicks but very, very little.  Overall, the sound is wonderful and clear.  The album is terrific.  What a fucking voice!

01 in the heat of the night.wav
02 may i come in.wav
03 angel eyes.wav
04 it never entered my mind.wav
05 i'm always drunk in san francisco.wav
06 theme from hotel.wav
07 for once in my life.wav
08 you don't know me.wav
09 why try to change me now.wav
10 welcome to my love.wav
11 ode to billie joe.wav


Most of Nancy Wilson's late '60s releases contained four or five good tunes and the rest would be filler from the day's batch of B-grade pop material. Her 1967 date Welcome to My Love, though, is an exception. It offers a consistent selection of high-quality standards and strong contemporary material impressively set off by Oliver Nelson's soulfully urbane arrangements. On the subdued end there are straightahead ballads like "May I Come In" and "It Never Entered My Mind" as well as more soul-tinged numbers such as "Welcome to My Love" and "Let's Make the Most of a Beautiful Thing." Wilson's smoky, whispered voice imparts just the right amount of tender drama here while Nelson's dark and restrained string charts keep things from getting syrupy. Balancing out the set are a series of bluesy big band numbers including "In the Heat of the Night," "I'm Always Drunk in SF" and an amazing version of "Ode to Billy Joe." This classic Bobbie Gentry tune gets a funked up, backwoods treatment à la Etta James with Wilson in full swagger. Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis effectively echoes the intensity with his back in the mix, burning tenor solo while drummer Shelly Manne and bassist Buster Williams anchor the proceedings with driving intensity. The set is rounded out by fine renditions of "For Once in Life" and the classic Ray Charles hit "You Don't Know Me." On Welcome to My Love, Wilson successfully straddled the jazz/soul divide and in the process produced one of her best albums of the 60's. ~ Stephen Cook

Recorded at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles from November 1-3, 1967.

Reissue producer: Michael Cuscuna.

Personnel: Nancy Wilson (vocals); John Collins, Joe Gibbons, Charles Wright (guitar); Ann Mason Stockton (harp); Nathan Kaproff, James Getzoff, Anatol Kaminsky, Erno Neufeld, Myron Sandler, Jacques Gasselin, Louis Kaufman, Edward Bergman, Lou Haderman, Sid Sharp, Samuel Bluestone, Marshall Sosson, Victor Arno (violin); Louis Kievman, Leporte Lucien, Frederick Soykora, Alvin Dinkin, Allan Harshman, Virginia Majewski, Samuel Boghossian (viola); Gloria Strassner, Igor Roroshevsky, Anne Goodman, Raphael Kramer (cello); Bill Green (flute, alto saxophone); Ernie Snell (flute); Frank Strozier (alto saxophone); Gene Cipriano, Plas Johnson (tenor saxophone); David Duke , Dwight Carver, Willie Ruff (French horn); Ernie Tack (trombone); Donn Trenner, Ralph Sharon (piano); Hal Blaine (vibraphone, drums, chimes); Victor Feldman (vibraphone, timpani); Shelly Manne, Stan Levey (drums).

Audio Remixer: Larry Walsh.

Recording information: Capitol studios, Los Angeles, CA (11/01/1967-11/03/1967).

Unknown Contributor Role: Gene Cipriano.

Arranger: Oliver Nelson.

Personnel includes: Nancy Wilson (vocals); Oliver Nelson (arranger); Frank Strozier (alto saxophone); Bill Green (alto saxophone, bass flute); Plas Johnson (tenor saxophone); Gene Cipriano (tenor saxophone, bass flute); Ernie Snell (baritone saxophone, bass flute); Lou Haderman, Victor Arno, Jacques Gasselin, Marshall Sosson, Louis Kaufman (violin); Samuel Boghossian, Alvin Dinkin, Louis Dievman (viola); Raphael Kramer (cello); Hal Blaine (vibraphone, drums, chimes); Donn Trenner, Ralph Sharon (piano); John Collins, Joe Gibbons (guitar); Buster Williams (bass); Stan Levey, Shelly Manne (drums).

Producer: Dave Cavenaugh.

My Vinyl Attic - Mark Farner - Mark Farner (1977)


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The sound is great except for the first track on each side.  The album was so warped that they skipped.  I substituted from another source for those two, so the album is perfect.  Mark wasn't the best songwriter in the world but this has it's rockin' charm.

01 Dear Miss Lucy.mp3
02 street fight.wav
03 easy breezes.wav
04 social disaster.wav
05 he let me love.wav
06 You And Me Baby.mp3
07 second chance to dance.wav
08 lorraine.wav
09 lady luck.wav
10 ban the man.wav

My Vinyl Attic - Lorne Greene - Have a Happy Holiday (1965)


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The sound is great.  Very little to complain about.  It's songs and Christmas stories.  If you're in the mood for this kind of thing, there's two whole sides of it.

101 twas the night before christmas.wav
102 the gift of the magi.wav
201 Home for the holidays.wav
202 jingle bells.wav
203 christmas is a-comin'.wav
204 we wish you a merry christmas.wav
205 the holy nigh (A Christmas Contata).wav

My Vinyl Attic - Liza Minelli - Liza! Liza! (1964)


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The sound is excellent.  There are probably a couple of minor imperfections here and there but very little.  The album has some real corkers on it.  Probably from her zenith as an entertainer.

01 it's just a matter of time.wav
02 it i were in your shoes.wav
03 meantime.wav
04 try to remember.wav
05 i'm all i've got.wav
06 maybe soon.wav
07 maybe this time.wav
08 don't every leave me.wav
09 the travelin' life.wav
10 together wherever we go.wav
11 blue moon.wav
12 i knew him when.wav

My Vinyl Attic - The John LaSalle Quartet - Potluck


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There is a tiny little bit of something on the first track of this album - but it's mostly wonderful sound.  I really quite like this album.  I was surprised.  It's kind of jazzy and peppy.  Good stuff.  

My Vinyl Attic - Jack Parr - The Best of What's His Name (1960)


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There's a tiny little bit of noise right off the top, but then it's mostly excellent and that's tough to do with spoken word albums.  Mostly great sound.  The comedy is of its day.

Side One
Side Two

My Vinyl Attic - Herman Rarebell - Herman Ze German (1985)


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The vinyl is in great shape.  Very little de-clicking necessary.  The music isn't bad.  Scorpions lite?

01 i'll say goodbye.wav
02 junk funk.wav
03 destiny.wav
04 rock your balls.wav
05 wipe out.wav
06 hard sensation.wav
07 messing around.wav
08 having a good time.wav
09 do it.wav
10 pancake.wav


Review stolen from This Great Site

This was a solo venture by Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell.  His “friends” included Don Dokken, Jack Russell, and Charlie Huhn (of Victory).  Don’t expect a drum clinic from Rarebell.  Nope, Herman Ze German And Friends is all about straightforward party-style hard rock/metal.  And the party kicks off with… a ballad?  Yes, oddly enough a ballad called I’ll Say Goodbye featuring Don Dokken on vocals is the first track on the LP.  A serviceable one at that.  The remainder of side one contains knuckleheaded, moderately effective, good time tunes.  (For all you youngsters out there, I am working with my cassette copy of Herman Ze German And Friends, so forgive me if I still use archaic terms like “side one”, or for that matter, “cassette”. )  Side two continues in the same vein, with its best cut coming by way of Having A Good Time, which features Steve Marriott of Humble Pie fame. 

My Vinly Attic - Jean-Pierre Ferland - Les Grand Succes Barclay Vol. 5 (1972)


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The sound on this is wonderful.  I don't think it had been played much at all.  The music is in French and seems to go all over the place.  There's a wacky spoken word thing at the end of side two.

101 mon ami.wav
102 st edele pq.wav
103 un peu plus loin.wav
104 modern hotel.wav
105 si je savais parler aux femmes.wav
201 qu'etes vous devenues.wav
202 t'appelles ca vivre toi joe.wav
203 marie claire.wav
204 je t'aime s'il n'est pas trop tard.wav
205 l'assassin mondain.wav
301 je reviens chez nous.wav
302 la grande melodie.wav
303 je le sais.wav
304 la mort du cerf d'amerique.wav
305 dan quel pays.wav
401 au bord du canal.wav
402 avant de m'assagir.wav
403 les femme de trente ans.wav
404 le poete.wav
405 parlez moi d'autres choses.wav 

My Vinyl Attic - Arthur Fielder & the Boston Pops - Fiedler on Broadway (1958)


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The sound is excellent on this album.  Nice covers of Broadway tunes. 

01 savannah.wav
02 take it slow, joe.wav
03 pretty to walk with.wav
04 cocoanut sweet.wav
05 i could have danced all night.wav
06 i've grown accustomed to her face.wav
07 get me to the church on time.wav
08 on the street where you live.wav
09 did you close your eyes.wav
10 you're my friend, ain'tcha.wav
11 theme from new girl in town.wav
12 sunshine girl.wav

My Vinyl Attic - Arthur Fiedler & The Bostop Pops (1960)


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This one was a bit clicky when I played it.  I got most of that out.  It sounds pretty darned good now.  This pic is not my cover.  I stole that from the internet.  This copy doesn't look like it would clean up well at all.  

01 Rhapsody in Blue
02 An American in Paris

My Vinyl Attic - Arthur Fieldler - Boston Pops Picnic (1956)


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I was surprised to hear how good this vinyl is.  It's an old red label pressing.  I got this in a box of 300 orchestral and choral albums.  Some were in great shape - some were not.  This is what you'd expect, though I have know idea what some of these selections have to do with a picnic.  You'd think they'd all be very pastoral but some are quite boomy and  energetic in spot.  Perhaps to scare away the ants.

01 pops polka.wav
02 enchanted sea.wav
03 the watzing cat.wav
04 jalousie.wav
05 danube waves.wav
06 malaguena.wav
07 village swallows waltz.wav
08 in a pereian market.wav
09 poet and peasant overture.wav

My Vinyl Attic - Leigh Ashford - Kinfolk (1971)


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The vinyl sounds really good.  I had two copies and both were a little warped.  Dynoflex was supposed to get rid of warpage but all it did was save RCA vinyl.  This is a fine rockin' record from that period in time.


01 dickens.wav
02 mighty fine cookin'.wav
03 never give myself.wav
04 juicy lucy.wav
05 county country.wav
06 good day.wav
07 lee oompa kum pah pah.wav
08 lady.wav
09 sicawine part 1.wav
10 sicawine part 2.wav



The group was formed in 1967 by, the guitarist Gord Waszek, drummer Dave Cairns, bassist Joe Agnello and keyboard player Newton Garwood. In 1968 a lead singer was added for more dynamics...Percussionist Vocalist Glenn Brown was recruited from another iconic Toronto band , A Passing Fancy ...During his stint in the band Leigh Ashford opened for the bands The Foundations and The Who at the Rockpile in 1969....Glenn was also there for the successful audition with Jack Richardson but left the band for personal reasons before the recordings....Glenn was co-writer for Country Place... ., record producer Jack Richardson took the band to New York to record. A single "Country Place" was released on the Nimbus 9 label, but the album itself was never issued.
The band kept busy in the clubs in Toronto until 1970. At this time Garwood was replaced by keyboardist Bruno Weckerle, Craig Kaleal (of The Witness) became the permanent drummer and a new vocalist Buzz Shearman[1] was added. The band was invited to appear at three day long, Strawberry Fields Festival, in August 1970. In 1971, they recorded their debut album called Kinfolk in the RCA studios in Toronto. Things were looking good for the band with a US tour. In addition, the album's first single, "Dickens", began gaining attention of US radio stations. However creative differences due to member turn-over rate was breaking the band up. It fell to singer Buzz Shearman to pick up the pieces and soldier on in 1972, when founding members Gord Waszek joining Fludd and Joe Agnello joining Grant Smith & The Power. Wally Cameron and Doni Underhill also decided to leave in 1974, with Underhill also joining Fludd. Shearman recruited Earl Johnson (guitar, and former member of the King Biscuit Boy band), Kim Fraser, then Terry Juric (bass guitar) and Bill Wade (drums), the latter being former members of Outlaw Music. This group ultimately evolved with a harder sound into the hit recording act Moxy in late 1974.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

My Vinyl Attic - The Messengers - The Messengers (1969)


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The vinyl is great.  I liked this album.  The two R. Dean Taylor songs are very enjoyable.  I've always like Gotta See Jane though I think R. Dean's own version is better.  

01 louie louie.wav
02 the letter.wav
03 leavin' here.wav
04 do you believe in love.wav
05 a little bit for sandy.wav
06 you keep running away.wav
07 i'll move heaven and earth.wav
08 must we always live for tomorrow.wav
09 nowhere to run.wav
10 window shopping.wav
11 gotta see jane.wav
12 greyhound to indiana.wav

Information stolen from This Great Site
Released on Rare Earth, August 1969.
The Messengers were one of the Motown acts with the strangest histories. They formed in Minnesota in 1962, as a frat-rock club group, establishing a good reputation as a live act. After a couple singles on small labels, the group disbanded.
They reformed with a different lineup in Milwaukee in 1965. Signed to the USA label, they released three singles, including a charting version of Wilson Pickett's In The Midnight Hour.
By the time of Midnight Hour's success, the group had been picked up and signed by Motown. In a very strange development, a Chicago DJ put together a ripoff group named Michael And The Messengers. That group cut a version of Just Like Romeo And Juliet, a song originally recorded by The Reflections on Detroit's Golden World label and cowritten by Freddie Gorman. Michael And The Messengers' record became a minor national hit, and due to its inclusion on Lenny Kaye's classic Nuggets double-album compilation, the group has become better-remembered than the real Messengers.
The real group were interestingly placed on the Soul label imprint at Motown, and paired with writer-producer R. Dean Taylor.
Their debut solo release came in July 1967. The breezy, catchy, acoustic-guitar driven, seemingly Neil Diamond-influenced Window Shopping was written and produced by Taylor, a very strong debut for the group.
The flipside was just as interesting. The Ashford and Simpson team produced a very strong new composition for the group, California Soul. This indelibly memorable song, with strong melodic hooks in the verse and chorus, was given a full production, with string overdubs and vocal harmony on the verses from Simpson.
This song would be definitively recorded the following year by The 5th Dimension, and later recorded by Simpson in a Tammi Terrell-ghosted duet with Marvin Gaye.
Window Shopping saw minor national chart success.
After a two year break in releases and a near-total lineup change, the group were reassigned to the "white rock" Rare Earth subsidiary and given the green light to make a full album, in their own style.
Again, the group were produced by R. Dean Taylor. The resulting album wasn't original-sounding in any way, the group being a derivative outfit relying upon exuberance of performance. But nevertheless, their album is a joyful little gem.
There were several originals on hand, including the poppy Do You Believe In Love, the excellent folk-bubblegum A Little Bit For Sandy, the much heavier, fuzzy I'll Move Heaven And Earth, the psychedelic Must We Always Live For Tomorrow and the closing Greyhound To Indiana. Window Shopping was also included.
The remaining half of the album comprised the group's energetic takes on a wide range of cover material, including Louie Louie (with a hilarious frat-rock fake-live stage intro and sound effects), a great, slowed-down version of The Box Tops' The Letter, The Four Tops' You Keep Running Away, and a "heavy", fuzzed-out Nowhere To Run.
Also on hand were a version of R. Dean Taylor's classic single Gotta See Jane and a great choice, Eddie Holland's cult classic Leaving Here.
For garage rock fans, the Messengers album is a real find, uncharacteristic for Motown by all the more surprising and engaging for that reason alone.
The album did not see commercial success, and the group saw another two-year break between releases.
Then, seemingly from nowhere, the group returned in July 1971 with the single That's The Way A Woman Is/In The Jungle. A bubble-rock classic, both sides of this brilliant single are beloved to collectors and deep-cut fans.
That's The Way became a national hit, reaching #62 on the charts.
This would be the group's final Motown release, and the group would break up shortly thereafter.
The Messengers' story is an odd one, and they were far from the Motown mainstream, but this excellent group deserves greater recognition.

My Vinyl Attic - Neil Norman - Not of This Earth (1978)


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The vinyl sounds terrific.  This is an odd little record.  I quite enjoyed it's retro-futuristic music.  

01 star wars.wav
02 phaser-laser.wav
03 apricot love.wav
04 re-entry.wav
05 across the void.wav
06 galactic vortex.wav
07 as the moon's circled overhead.wav
08 videospace.wav
09-10 not of this earth-wild boys.wav
11 time passes much too slowly.wav

My Vinyl Attic - Roger Cook - Meanwhile...Back at the Rold, (1972)


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There are a few imperfections in this record.  Overall - and through speakers, it sounds pretty good.  I'm just bugged by the smallest things.  The music is interesting enough.  Not hit potential but well worth a listen.  

01 meanwhile back at the world.mp3
02 i am.mp3
03 greta oscawina.mp3
04 we will get by.mp3
05 warm days, warm nights.mp3
06 oh babe.mp3
07 i'll bet jesus is a lonely man.mp3
08 sweet america.mp3

My Vinyl Attic - My Girlfriend's Dead (1980)


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The vinyl is in excellent shape.  The music is sort of in the Gary Numan vein.  Some good stuff here.  

01 remember my name.wav
02 the naked city.wav
03 lying with the jet set.wav
04 we're not lonely.wav
05 twenty-five years.wav
06 model's world.wav
07 my girlfriend's dead.wav
08 son of gi joe.wav
09 interview with a v

My Vinyl Attic - Nick Noble - Relax (1963)


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The vinyl sounds great except for the beginning of the first song.  There's a distortion that I just couldn't get out.  I don't know this guy from a hole in the ground, but he has a pleasant voice and some nice songs.  

01 more than you know.wav
02 when autumn calls.wav
03 try a little tenderness.wav
04 these foolish things.wav
05 if ever i should leave you.wav
06 relax.wav
07 can't get out of this mood.wav
08 to each his own.wav
09 i'll remember april.wav
10 fly me to the moon.wav
11 that's all.wav
12 call me irresponsible.wav

My Vinyl Attic - Flying Circus - Last Laugh (1974)

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The vinyl sounds absolutely terrific.  I think there is one song on the second side that has a little auditory schmutz that I could not get out.  The last laugh of course, is that the last song listed doesn't exist.  Good rock.


01 turn away.wav
02 morning sets you free.wav
03 rock & roll woman.wav
04 jabber jabber.wav
05 wake up wake up.wav
06 round & round.wav
07 requiem.wav
08 you're not to blame.wav
09 ontario song.wav
10 Hemming's farm.wav

11 Last Laugh (don't hold your breath for this cut)




My Vinyl Attic - Bim - Anything You Want (1982)


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01 tough times.wav
02 talk around town.wav
03 summer birds fly.wav
04 in the northern sun.wav
05 anything you want.wav
06T-model boogie
07 old man worry
08 freezing ground
09 fever
10 Long, long way
12 Gimmie Little Wine



Guitar slinger Roy Forbes was born in Dawson Creek, British Columbia as the only boy in a family of six sisters, and was given the nickname Bim. In the mid-70's went to Vancouver with nothing but a voice, a pocket full of songs and guitar.

He kept the Bim name for stage and recording work and a local buzz began to spill over nationally and internationally. Albums like 'Kid Full Of Dreams", 'Raincheck On Misery', 'Thistles' and the acoustic 'Anything You Want' accompanied Bim on an endless series of concert and festival tours.

By the mid-'80's Roy Forbes had grown up and dropped his childhood moniker and released projects like a Christmas album with Connie Kaldor, his rootsy/rock record 'Love Turns To Ice' and, in the 1992, the country album 'The Human Kind'.

In 1995 a stripped down revisit to the Bim years was incorporated into 'Almost Overnight'. Forbes also managed to squeeze in two collaborative CDs as part of the trio UHF with Shari Ulrich and Bill Henderson (Chilliwack).

In recent years Forbes has been in the producer's seat helping Connie Kaldor, Mark Perry, Faith Nolan, Rob Widdowson. His songs are also featured on Sesame Street and he's done soundtracks for Nettie Wild's 'Blockade' and the six part TV mini-series 'Eye Level'.

Forbes is also much in demand as a songwriter and has had many others artists record his songs such as Cindy Church, Sylvia Tyson, Montreal's Hart Rouge, children's entertainer Norman Foote, and popular bluegrassers Kathy Kallick and Laurie Lewis. Roy also hosts the occasional 'Snap, Crackle, Pop' CBC radio program playing material from his own record collection.         

My Vinyl Attic - Scrubbaloe Caine - Round One (1973)


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The vinyl is top notch on this.  I really like this album,  Canadian boys and a couple of rock luminaries on board.  Paul Dean from Loverboy and Jim Kale from the Guess Who.

01 edmonton rain.wav
02 do i love you (Does a guitar play the blues).wav
03 rosalie.wav
04 gonna keep an eye on you.wav
05 daybreak.wav
06 trouble.wav
07 feelin' good on sunday.wav
08 travelin'.wav
09 crazy 'bout a blues guitar.wav  

My Vinyl Attic - Steve Lawrence - Ramblin' Rose (1969)


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This sounds wonderful for a cheapie record.  The recordings were taken from different albums and have different producers.  It's a mixed bag but there are some nice moments in here. 

01 ramblin' rose.wav
02 it's a sin to tell a lie.wav
03 where can i go.wav
04 a room without windows.wav
05 more.wav
06 i will wait for you.wav
07 let me call you sweetheart.wav
08 millions of roses.wav
09 my foolish heart.wav

My Vinyl Attic - Offenbach - Coup de Foudre (1981)


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The vinyl is excellent.  This is wonderful sounding.  If you like Offenbach, then you'll like this.  Rockin' and a lot of fun.  Even, if like me, you don't speak French. 

01 palais des glaces (sueurs froides).wav
02 rock de v'lours.wav
03 pourquoi mourir d'amour.wav
04 a la porte du bonheur.wav
05 une fille sans famille.wav
06 le bar salon des deux toxons.wav
07 j'me cringque un blues.wav
08 hit an' run.wav
09 poison rouge.wav
10 ouv'moe ta porte.wav

My Vinyl Attic - Stonewall Jackson - Country (1967)


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There's a tiny bit of distortion at the beginning of this album but then it is great.  The music is hardcore country.  

This great review stolen from This Great Site

As we harken back to the days of the console stereo, the record changer, or the still-newfangled machine called an 8-track, it’s Thanksgiving time, 1967, all over again, on today’s Classic Album Review, as we look back at Stonewall Jackson’s newest release, at that time, “Country”. “Country” was Stonewall’s ninth album release, featuring two singles, both top forty country hits, but neither making the top twenty. The album, itself, failed to chart.
“This World Holds Nothing (Since You’re Gone)” opens the album. A single in the fall of 1967, it peaked at twenty-seven. It’s not a bad song, really. I think Stonewall gives a great performance, on this track, a mid tempo song of heartbreak, which is the style he tended to do best. The track has a bit of drama to it, based on how the melody is crafted, but it never really builds to a big ending, unlike say, Roy Orbison’s “Running Scared”.
“If This House Could Talk” was a single for Stonewall, in late 1965, a couple of years before this album was released. Again, a good track, in my opinion, one of his works that I’ve always liked. Stonewall can really sell this song with his vocals, making you feel the sadness and loneliness of the song. I can’t explain why this single didn’t at least make the top twenty.
Next, Stonewall covers Wynn Stewart’s “It’s Such A Pretty World Today”. Unfortunately, this one just doesn’t come off, well, in my opinion. I really can’t explain why, other than to say the singer and the song just don’t match up well.
Another cover, Merle Haggard’s “I Threw Away The Rose” should have worked; could have worked, but doesn’t, because of an arrangement that just doesn’t fit, in my opinion. Too bright of a sound for a song about someone losing everything to alcohol. An arrangement similar to Haggard’s hit version, and you’d have a potentially outstanding track.
I also didn’t care for his version of “Gonna Find Me A Bluebird”, either. Again, it feels of a mismatch between singer and song. The song just doesn’t fit well, with his vocal style.
However, it’s a nice recovery for the end of side one, with “Big Busy World”. This Hidden Gem contender comes off, well, with one of Stonewall’s best vocal performances on the album. A quality composition, as well, this mid tempo ballad from Stonewall’s own pen, is a great piece of music.
Side two opens with “You’re The Sad In My Songs”. Good track, here. Again, when given the right song, Stonewall could sing as well as anyone. This is one of those right songs; itself being created with a good melody and decent lyrics.
Another Hidden Gem contender is “There’s No Reason To Be Living (Since You’re Gone)”. Classic country music at it’s best, right here. See my comment, above, about the right song; it applies here, too.
“I Can’t Dry Your Tears”, another mid tempo track. This album is heavy on them; which can get monotonous if not careful, yet Stonewall and his producer, Frank Jones, do a pretty good job of preventing that on this disc.
“Only Lonely Me” also falls into that vein, yet again, sounds just different enough to hold your attention. Mid tempo, yet with a different beat, this track isn’t quite as good as the previous three, but it isn’t a bad track, either. A little weak, lyrically.
For some reason, I just can’t warm up to a song with the lyrics “I’ll go get the toolbox and you can fix our broken home”. The album’s final track, appropriately titled “I’ll Go Get The Toolbox”, is doomed by weak lyrics that sound too clichéd. It’s a disappointment after a string of decent to very good tracks on the second side.
Not available on CD or MP3 download, this album, though, did spend several years in the Columbia catalog, even long enough to get a renumbering, at one point. I found used copies going mostly under $10, though one listing on Ebay was asking $95. My guess is he won’t be selling anytime soon.
“If This House Could Talk” gets the nod for Standout Track, while the Hidden Gem goes to “There’s No Reason To Be Living (Since You’re Gone)”. As for the Weakest Track, while most of the covers seem to fall flat, I think I have to go with “I’ll Go Get The Toolbox”.
Overall, it’s an album that is okay, not great, but certainly not awful, either. There are some misses, here, but a few good tracks, as well, that save this album. While it wouldn’t be my first choice to introduce someone to Stonewall Jackson, a serious fan will likely enjoy an occasional spin of this album.

My Vinyl Attic - The Magic Lanterns - Shame Shame (1969)


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The vinyl is excellent.  I really like this album. It's got some very good songs on it.  Impressions of Linda, Shame Shame and Give Me Love are standouts.  

01 impressions of linda.wav
02 shame shame.wav
03 brunette lady.wav
04 never gonna trust my heart again.wav
05 sarah wear a smile.wav
06 gime me love.wav
07 highway of dreams.wav
08 feelings.wav
09 missing out on you.wav
10 out in the cold again.wav
11 pussy willow dragon.wav
12 when the music stops.wav

My Vinyl Attic - Arthur Gee - Arthur Gee (1971)

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The vinyl is very good to excellent.  A few imperfections.  The vinyl was warped but that did not come into play.  I quite like this album.  I was surprised by how good it was.

Information stolen from This Great Site


Artist: Arthur Gee
Title: Arthur Gee
Year: 1971
Format: LP
Label: Tumbleweed
Arthur Gee’s name has been bandied about a bit of late, as he was recently identified as the guy behind a mysterious 1969 demo LP on the Two:Dot label in California, credited only to ‘Arthur’.
A whole LP’s worth of recordings from this pre-Tumbleweed era was recently released by RD Records in Switzerland, including earlier versions of a couple of numbers that would turn up on this Tumbleweed album.
Arthur was originally from Canada, and after a few years and one more LP for Tumbleweed would return there. His LP was one of the few that Tumbleweed actively promoted.
“Confessions” should get considerable airplay on progressive rock stations because of the strength of the message and it fits in with the religious movement in music today. “A.L.F.A.L.F.A.” could get top 40 and progressive rock airplay. “Plain Talk” is a good solid message tune. Flavor of this LP is folk-oriented, soft rock…right in today’s musical style. With proper promotion, this could be a strong seller.” (Billboard Magazine)
Track Listing
  1. Dimensions
  2. Plain Talk
  3. Cotten Suede
  4. Love Song 451
  5. A.L.F.A.L.F.A.
  6. Country Fable
  7. Waterweight
  8. Love Song 450
  9. Confessions
  10. Dawn Of Time

Monday, December 3, 2012

My Vinyl Attic - Bobby Sherman - Portrait of....


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The vinyl was in pretty good shape for this album.  It de-click nicely.  The sound is a little muddy, to my ears, but that maybe the way it was recorded.  Some songs sound different than others that way, which leads me to believe it was a production decision and not the vinyl.  This album doesn't have the big hits on it but it's still enjoyable bubblegum.

01 cried like a baby.mp3
02 i'm still looking for the right girl.mp3
03 wherefore and why.mp3
04 august.mp3
05 is anybody there.mp3
06 love's been good to me.mp3
07 the drum.mp3
08 i think i'm gonna be alright.mp3
09 step my way.mp3
10 bubble gum and braces.mp3
11 maybe you know something i don't.mp3
12 i'm in a tree.mp3