Chateau Dietrich

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My Vinyl Attic - Gordon Michaels - Stargazer (1979)



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The vinyl is in great shape.  I got this out of the old 29 cent bins at Aaron Records when it was on Melrose.  God, that was a great store.  The album is peppy rock with some tasty sax work (from David Sanborn, no less).  He sort of reminds me of Gilbert O'Sullivan.


A1
Stargazer4:07
A2
Monkey Mother3:15
A3
Indoor Lovers3:36
A4
This Is Love4:32
A5
Turnin' Brown3:13
Master #SP-774
B1
Find The Angle3:17
B2
Bermuda3:02
B3
Ugly Ramona3:40
B4
Danny Dies In Dublin3:48
B5
Favorite Songs3:21

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My Vinyl Attic - The Metropolitans - Storybook (1986)



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The vinyl on this sounds terrific.  The album isn't what I expected.  The first song is a pleasant new wavey fort of song but then the record is more soft rock/MOR in nature. 


A1
Catch A New Wave

A2
Don't Let This Love Go By

A3
All Our Stars Are Shining

A4
For Baby (For Bobbie)

A5
I'm A Rocker

B1
Camden Tide

B2
Mechanical Man

B3
Starlight

B4
Fallin' Down

B5
Mechanical Man (Reprise)

B6
Prelude/J.D.'s Dream

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My Vinyl Attic - John Mehler - Bow & Arrow (1982)



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 The vinyl on this is very good.  It kind of reminds me of a Christian Rush.  Perhaps it's just John's vocal timbre.  It rocks along, though the songs are very Christian centric.


A1
Trust In The Lord
Backing Vocals [Background Vocal], Percussion – John VestmanGuitar – Randy MitchellGuitar [Lead Guitar Solo] – Phil KeaggyLyrics By, Music By, Drums, Lead Vocals [Lead Vocal], Keyboards [Keys], Percussion – John MehlerMusic By, Bass – Billy Batstone*


A2
Just Like You
Guitar – Randy MitchellHandclaps [Electric Hand Claps] – John VestmanKeyboards [Keyboard] – Rob WatsonLead Guitar – Wayne BraselLyrics By, Music By, Drums, Lead Vocals [Lead Vocal] – John MehlerMusic By, Bass – Billy Batstone*


A3
His Love For You
Lead Guitar – Phil KeaggyLyrics By, Music By, Drums, Lead Vocals [Lead Vocal] – John MehlerMusic By, Bass Guitar – Billy Batstone*Percussion, Backing Vocals [Background Vocal] – John VestmanRhythm Guitar – Randy Mitchell


A4
Bow And Arrow
Guitar – Randy MitchellKeyboards [Keys] – Rob WatsonLyrics By, Music By, Drums, Lead Vocals [Lead Vocal] – John MehlerMusic By, Bass – Billy Batstone*Percussion – John Vestman


A5
Be Strong In The Lord
Guitar – Randy MitchellKeyboards [Keys] – Rob WatsonLead Guitar – Phil KeaggyLyrics By, Music By, Drums, Lead Vocals [Lead Vocal] – John MehlerMusic By, Bass – Billy Batstone*Violin, Percussion, Backing Vocals [Background Vocal] – John Vestman


B1
Alright
Guitar, Lead Guitar, Violin – John VestmanKeyboards [Keyboard] – Rob WatsonLyrics By – Lynda MehlerLyrics By, Music By, Drums, Lead Vocals [Lead Vocal] – John MehlerMusic By, Bass Guitar – Billy Batstone*


B2
Little Drummer Boy
Bass Guitar – Jim LacefieldDrums – John MehlerKeyboards [Keys] – Rob WatsonLead Guitar – Wayne BraselRhythm Guitar – Randy Mitchell


B3
The Seventh Seal
Keyboards [Keys] – Rob WatsonLead Guitar – Wayne BraselMusic By, Bass Guitar – Billy Batstone*Music By, Drums – John MehlerRhythm Guitar – Randy Mitchell


B4
My Strength
Keyboards [Keyboard] – Rob WatsonLyrics By, Music By, Vocals [Vocal] – John Mehler


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My Vinyl Attic - Doug Mitchell - 5 Cent Strawberry Soday (1989)



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The vinyl sounds pretty good.  The album is quite pleasant folk/rock.  The album cover is made out of shiny paper.  I couldn't find much information or a pic of this cover on the web.


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About Doug Mitchell The Boston Globe once said " Doug Mitchell songwriter-performer is a refreshing summer breeze on today's music scene." His music really says something. Every time you listen to one of his songs, you hear another innuendo. What seemed so simple at first becomes deeper and more meaningful. Either way, if you're just listening at the surface or digging deeper into the soul of his music, it feels good. Singer/Songwriter Doug Mitchell Doug Mitchell's music flows freely, speaking to all - young and old, happy and melancholy, wise and foolish. Everyone leaves a Mitchell performance feeling as if they have been individually serenaded. He is comfortable with his music whether it is in a large university setting or a small intimate private audience. Coffee house, club, or concert hall is home to Doug Mitchell. Doug arranges and composes many of his selections. He has a seemingly limitless repertoire of over 2000 songs reaching back to classic folk and constantly shifting pace with contemporary and the classics of Paul Simon, The Eagles, Bob Seger, Crosby,Stills and Nash, Elton John, Bonny Raitt (to name a few)and selections from his four albums. Resilient and articulate, his performances whether solo, duet or full band are a pleasure not often found in today's musical world that seems to target specific audiences to the dismay of all others. Doug left the University of New Hampshire to further explore the musical world. Since that time, he has played an average of 250 shows a year. A farm boy who has handled horses since he can remember, he became one of the most respected Harness Horse drivers in the area, with over 500 career wins racing horses from the Meadowlands in NJ to the summer fairs in Maine. With the help of his brother, they built a modern spacious state of the art recording studio on the family farm. This is where his original manuscripts take form. He has engineered thousands of songs for artists from Boston to Bangor, Maine. He is a talented young man who weaves his many lives into his music and performances. He has performed with Jonathan Edwards, Bonnie Raitt, The Outlaws, Stonewall Jackson, Motley Crue, John Prine, Sawyer Brown, Don Maclean, Fog Hat and Willie Nelson (to name a few) as an opener. Although he would not be considered a traditional country performer, four of his songs - "5 Cent Strawberry Soda" "Love" "Time to Say Goodbye" and "Sunshine Where She Goes"- were selected as song of the year four years out of five by the Country Music Association. Musical awards adorn his walls but nothing matches what the audience and he get from a live performance, whether it be solo, duet or band. Doug's albums are available from Kingston Records. He is available for booking as a solo artist, duo with John Davies renowned bassist, band "SUM X 4" John Davies - bass, Joe Green-drums, Peter Finkle-lead guitar & vocals.

My Vinyl Attic - Roy Clark - The Everlovin' Soul of Roy Clark (1969)



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The vinyl on this sounds really good.  The record is all right.  Roy has a nice voice but the songs are staples of the time and Roy doesn't do what he does best, which is play them stringed things. 


A1
Then She's A Lover
Written-By – Bobby Russell
3:37
A2
Unchained Melody
Written-By – North*, Zaret*
3:00
A3
Me And Bobby McGee
Written-By – Foster*, Kristofferson*
3:29
A4
For Once In My Life
Written-By – Murden*, Miller*
3:11
A5
All The Way
Written-By – Cahn, Van Heusen*
3:10
A6
The Last Letter
Written-By – Rex Griffin
3:43
B1
Right Or Left At Oak Street
Written-By – Williams*, Nixon*
3:16
B2
Today
Written-By – Randy Sparks
3:55
B3
Morningside Of The Mountain
Written-By – Manning*, Stock*
2:29
B4
I Need To Be Needed
Written-By – B. Bryant, F. Bryant*
2:06
B5
You Don't Have Very Far To Go
Written-By – Haggard*, Simpson*
2:30
B6
Say Amen
Written-By – Charles Ziegler, Coy Ziegler
2:50

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