Chateau Dietrich

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Because of various problems with public blogs and rights problems, I have decided to take my blog and convert it to a private email. If you’d like to listen to this album (and more) or any other album I am posting here, just send me your email address at radiovickers1@gmail.com and I will put you on my list. Along with this album, I have a gigantic archive of my vinyl digitizations that gets added to every week. I do them myself and de-click them. Most sound pretty darned good, if I do say so myself.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013

My Vinyl Attic - Connivence - Connivence II (1979)



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The sound on this album is great.  I’ve always had a soft spot for French Canadian prog.  Harmonium, Cano etc. seem to have something that just appeals to my ears.  


1. Québec au printemps 
2. Le Mât 
3. Chanson d'Amour pour France 
4. DAC 
5. Les Cocottes de Kazou 
6. Saskatoon 
7. S'il y a d'l'amour 
8. 1959 
9. Une goutte de sang 
10. Le Bateau 
11. Accouche qu'on baptise

My Vinyl Attic - David Cassidy - Dreams Are Nuthin' More Than Wishes (1973)



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The album sounds amazingly good considering it was put out by Bell records and was sold mostly to girls with shitty turntables and long fingernails.  Tracks 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 blend together, so I did not separate them.  David wasn’t a bad singer.  This stuff is quite enjoyable and should bring by some bubblegum memories. 



Side One
  1. "Daydream" (John Sebastian)
  2. "Sing Me" (Tony Romeo)
  3. "Bali Ha'i" (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)
  4. "Mae" (Gary Montgomery)
  5. "Fever" (Richard Liebert)
  6. "Summer Days" (Tony Romeo)
Side Two
  1. "The Puppy Song" (Harry Nillson)
  2. "Daydreamer" (Terry Dempsey)
  3. "Some Old Woman" (Shel Silverstein, Bob Gibson)
  4. "Can't Go Home Again" (Dave Ellingson, David Cassidy, Kim Carnes)
  5. "Preyin' on My Mind" (Dave Ellingson, David Cassidy, Kim Carnes)
  6. "Hold on Me" (Michael H. McDonald)
 

 

My Vinyl Attic - Wigwam - Nuclear Nightclub (1975)



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This vinyl sounds great.  An early release by Virgin Records.  I found it a very listenable album.  They remind me in the odd spot of BeBop Deluxe.
 



 1. Nuclear nightclub (2:45) 
2. Freddie are you ready (5:36) 
3. Bless your lucky stars (5:58) 
4. Kite (4:15) 
5. Do or die (5:03) 
6. Simple human kindness (4:02) 
7. Save my money and my name (4:07) 
8. Pig storm (4:39)

 Line-up / Musicians

- Mans Groundstroem / bass 
- Ronnie Österberg / drums, marimba
- Jim Pembroke / vocals, acoustic & electric piano 
- Pekka Rechardt / guitar 
+ Esa Kotilainen / keyboards 
- Paavo Maijanen / backing vocal

My Vinyl Attic - Sammy Davis Jr. - Sammy Swings (1957)



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This sounds great.  I fucking love this cover.  Got it off E-Bay.  I’ve had my share of disappointments on the bidding site, but this isn’t one of them.  The music is just a groovin’ thing. 


A1
Temptation

A2
The Lady's In Love With You

A3
Comes Love

A4
Don't Get Around Much Anymore

A5
That Old Black Magic

A6
Oo-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be

B1
Begin The Beguine

B2
By Myself

B3
The Gypsy In My Soul

B4
Will You Still Be Mine

B5
Don'cha Go 'Way Mad

B6
Perdido (Lost)







My Vinyl Attic - 6680 Lexington - 6680 Lexington (1971)



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The album sounds really good.  I don’t hear any problems with it through my speakers.  Dave Garland’s vocals are a tiny bit reminiscent of David Clayton Thomas – maybe with more range.  This is an enjoyable slab of vinyl.  



Info stolen from this great great website - check it out.  It's a great source of info for vinyl from this era.


Artist: 6680 Lexington
Title: 6680 Lexington
Year: 1971
Format: LP
Label: MGM
6680 Lexington were a studio project funded by Mike Curb and consisted of Dave Garland (clarinet-flute- saxophone-percussion-organ-vocals), Art Munson (lead rhythm acoustic guitars-vocals), Joe Lamanno (bass), Mike Patterson (piano-vocals), Ernie Earnshaw (drums), Virgil Beckham (guitar), Chris Morgan (vocals), Ronnie Bowden (vocals), Darlene Love (vocals), Edna Cruz (vocals), Bill Medley (vocals), George Poole (violin) and Tony McCashen (harmonica).
” I always assumed, from the sound of the band, that 6680 Lexington were originally from Louisiana or Arkansas but as it turns out, they were Southern…Southern Californian that is (though I’ve also seen the band referred to as a Bay Area group). Wherever they’re from, they bring a distinctly funky blues-rock approach to their music.” (soulsides)
“The 6680 Lexington album by 6680 Lexington on MGM Records wasn’t by a group as such, just very talented musicians including all the members of Big Foot and singers including Darlene Love, Chris Morganand Bill Medley.” (spectropop)
Track Listing
  1. Can’t You See
  2. Sara Lee
  3. Be My Woman
  4. Fire And Rain
  5. Drink My Water
  6. Gonna Love You Right
  7. Feelin’ All Right
  8. Slippin’ And Slidin’
  9. Damn Good Friend Of Mine




Wednesday, October 23, 2013

My Vinyl Attic - The Harmonicats - In the Land of Hi-Fi (1959)



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The sound is pretty damn fine on this album, considering its age.  I don't hear any real problems with it.  The music is, well...harmonicas.   A nice change of pace - but I wouldn't want to listen to an entire evening of this stuff.

 01 bye bye blues
02 diane
04 heart of my heart
04 what a diff'rence a day makes
05 jealous
06 swingin' down the lane
07 twelth street rag
08 I love you
09 you made me love you
10 sentimental silly
11 all of me
12 did I remember


 



My Vinyl Attic - Flying Island - Another Kind of Space (1976)



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The sound on this is great.  I was delightfully surprised upon listening to it.  Nice prog rock with some violin thrown in to add spice to the stew. 

01 star dance
02 dandelion wine
03 huh!
04 the whole family would like this
05 Radiant Point
06 isolation
07 through the four doors
08 the vision and the voice

My Vinyl Attic - Gary Lewis & the Playboys - Rhythm of the Rain (1969)



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The sound on this appears to be terrific. (through the speakers)  The album is a lot of 60's fun.  It's a shame he was mostly reduced to covering hits rather than doing material exclusive to him.

01 rhythm of the rain
02 medicine man
03 proud mary
04 orangutan
05 my little girl
06 hayride
07 sugar coated candy love
08 back door key
09 3 cheers
10 orangutan
11 C C Rider
12 nothing to be ashamed of

Info stolen from here:
 Gary Lewis' remake of the Cascades' "Rhythm of the Rain" was his final chart hit and the title track of his second-to-last Liberty album. In his early years, Lewis' nasality and limited vocal ability led producer Snuff Garrett to lean heavily on background vocalists to shadow and support Lewis in his musical efforts, but most of the material on Rhythm of the Rain is in Lewis' range and doesn't require him to strain. The results are pleasing and the songs top-notch, from songwriters who include Sonny Curtis, Buzz Cason, and Lewis himself. The two Buzz Cason/Mac Gayden songs, "Hayride" and "Sugar Coated Candy Love," are excellent bubblegum ditties -- if Liberty had released them as singles a few months later, Lewis might have been able to catch some of the Archies' wave. Lewis covers "My Little Girl," one ofthe Crickets' best songs, and the recent hits "Proud Mary" and "Good Morning Starshine." The only really weak point is the silly, plodding "Orangutan," written by Arnold Rosenthal (later known for his novelty song "The World's First Jewish Country Singer"). Weirdly enough, Lewis' final Liberty album, 1970's I'm on the Right Road Now, recycles "Orangutan" and "Three Cheers" from Rhythm of the Rain and leans heavily on Rosenthal for material.