Chateau Dietrich

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

My Vinyl Attic - Mendelson Joe - Not Homogenized (1979)


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The vinyl sounds great.  I think I bought this at Record Surplus when it was on Pico.  I've always had a real soft spot for this Canadian eccentric. 

01 I'm Fussy.mp3
02 Game of Love.mp3
03 Bondage Boots.mp3
04 Everything is Wierd.mp3
05 Microphone.mp3
06 Far Out to Lunch.mp3
07 Those Who Do.mp3
08 Hollywood Would.mp3
09 I Blues.mp3

Info stolen from This Great Site

Born Birrell Josef Mendelson on July 30th, 1944 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Joe taught himself to play his sister’s Gibson guitar at age eleven.  His musical idols were Little Richard, Jimmy Reed, Ray Charles, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

In 1964, at age nineteen, Joe Mendelson became a professional singer-songwriter-musician.  His debut was atThe Depression coffee-house in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Four years later, he formed a bluesy rock band with Toronto guitarist Michael McKenna.  They made five albums under the banner Mainline.  In 1972, Joe recorded his first of many solo albums.  Mr. Middle of the Road (on GRT label) was very much a solo effort, in that he played all the instruments, sang, and wrote the songs.

1975 marked the beginning of Joe’s career as a painter.  He recorded two more albums, Sophisto, and a reunion LP with Mike McKenna entitled No Substitute.  He also became Mendelson Joe.

From 1979 to 1981, Mendelson recorded three more albums for the Stompin' Tom-owned Canadian label Boot Records –Not HomogenizedJack Frost, and the controversial Let’s Party.  In 1984 Stony Plain Records released Some of the Best of Mendelson Joe – The Name of the Game Ain’t Schmaltz.  Several of Joe’s songs have been covered by the likes of guitar-genius Amos Garrett, crooner Noel Harrison, and the characters of Sesame Street.

By 1988, Mr. Joe was becoming very skilled at producing his own records. When singer Geddy Lee of Rush heard Joe’s latest master tape, Lee encouraged his label, Anthem, to release Born To Cuddle.  In 1991Anthem released the hard edged bluesy Addicted LP, along with the support videoPassion.

Boutique label Pacemaker released Mendelson Joe’sEveryone Needs A Pimp CD in June 2007. Joe’s work reflects his passions and convictions as reflected in the albums Live at Sixty-Five (2009), Spoiled Bratland (2010) and Women Are The Only Hope (2012).

Mendelson Joe is a Canadian icon. And, like his musical recordings, his paintings are internationally recognized as exceptional examples of original uncompromising art.



My Vinyl Attic - Herman Brood - Go Nutz (1980)


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The vinyl sounds really good on this.  This was the first Herman Brood record I ever bought.  Picked it up at a parking lot flea  market in Pickering.  My original copy was warped and would only play the first three songs on each side before bounding the needle around like it was in a moon walk.  Great, great album.



A1 Go Nutz 3:05
A2 I Love You Like I Love Myself 3:32
A3 I Don't Need You 3:36
A4 Easy Pickup 
A5 I'll Be Doggone
A6 
You Can't Beat Me                      
B1 Hot Shot                      
B2 Old Memories                      
B3 Stop Messin' Round My Mind
B4 Born Before My Time

B5 Beauty is Only Skin Deep
B6 Right On the Money

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My Vinyl Attic - Robert Goulet - This Christmas I Spend With You (1963)


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This really cleaned up well. Very nice sound.  The odd slight imperfection that bothers me but less psychotic people would not mind.  Robert has a nice voice and these are nice renditions of the classics.


A1This Christmas I Spend With You
Written-By – Velona*
2:28
A2Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Written-By – Martin*, Blane*
2:54
A3December Time
Written-By – Grieve*
2:40
A4Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Written-By – Styne*, Cahn*
2:41
A5The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Written-By – Torme*, Wells*
3:29
A6Silver Bells
Written-By – Livingston-Evans*
3:05
B1Winter Wonderland
Written-By – Smith*, Bernard*
2:38
B2White Christmas
Written-By – Berlin*
3:17
B3O Holy Night (Cantique De Noel)2:08
B4Panis Angelicus
Written-By – Franck*
3:13
B5Ave Maria
Written-By – Gounod*, Bach*
2:45
B6O Come All Ye Faithful2:19

Companies etc

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A companion piece to the earlier Robert Goulet's Wonderful World of Christmas, This Christmas I Spend with You is no less delightful, with renditions of seasonal favorites including "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" and "Silver Bells."

My Vinyl Attic - Johnny and Jack - This Poison Love (1963)


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The vinyl sounds pretty good.  I don't really hear much distortion (on headphones) or other imperfections.  There is a weird maraca sound that's very up front in the recording.  The music is that early 60's country.

01 poison love.mp3
02 just for tonight.mp3
03 cryin' heart blues.mp3
04 when you want a little lovin'.mp3
05 two timing blues.mp3
06 ashes of love.mp3
07 don't let the stars get in your eyes.mp3
08 private property.mp3
09 heart trouble.mp3
10 don't show off.mp3
11 trials and tribulations.mp3
12 borrowed diamonds.mp3  

Info stolen from This Great Site
Johnnie & Jack were an American country music duo composed of Johnnie Wright (1914–2011) andJack Anglin (1916–1963). The duo became members of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1940s. Between 1951 and 1962, the duo released several singles on the RCA Victor Records label, including their version of "Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite" which peaked at No. 4 on the Best Seller charts, and the No. 1 "(Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely".
Following Anglin's death in a car accident in 1963, Wright became a solo artist, topping the country charts in 1965 with "Hello Vietnam".

My Vinyl Attic - Rabindra - All I See is you (1973)


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A1Something Wrong
A2The Only One
A3Let Me Fall
A4Lord How I Love You
A5Lord Lord Lord
A6Tippy Tapping
B1Davids Dream
B2Jesus Saves
B3Krishna Boy (For Lili)
B4Lords Sweet Name
B5All I See Is You

Notes

Takoma Records 1973

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Rabrindra is the name and "all i see is you" is the LP on Takoma/Devi(D-1036. 1973. 11 tracks "respectfully placed at the lotus feet of my beloved Guru, Swami Praphavananda". Special thanks to "all of my devotee friends for rocking out on "all i see is you". Based on the label(Takoma was John Fahey's label and he is the executive producer) and the instrumentation which includes guitar/bass/drums plus moog and "buchla" synthesizer, I was excited to throw this on. The back cover "mother protects" artwork is amazing and I will post photos once my camera comes back from vacation with my wife. 
A mix of Christian and Krsna lyrics seem to help get this describe as "acid-folk" but that doesn't seem to fit a record that is clearly orchestrated and recorded such as this. "The Only One" is not a Cro-Mags cover, but an ode to God just the same, but with a countryish groove. First 2 tracks bring to mind John Denver more than LSD. Creeps into Grateful Dead territory on the next track and he starts to sound like Gram Parsons on "Lord how I love you" until the female backing vocals come in and it starts to sound like a Coke commercial. Although they wrap it up with a nice guitar and drum break. "lord,lord,lord" has a nice haunting vibe mainly strings and female vocals and then a synthesizer busts in making it even creepier and weirder, I could imagine some drugs being involved in the writing and recording of this one. Most tracks are short under 4 minutes and only 2 go over 5 minutes which doesn't give much room to stretch out, but prevents mistakes from droning on. "Tippy Taping" sounds like Ringo Starr trying to write and ode to Krsna. Very odd horn driven track. "Suddenly I am feeling so eternal" is the opening lyric on side 2's "Davids Dream" and who hasn't felt like that? Country Rock shuffle. "Jesus Saves" is up next and no it's not a Slayer cover. "Krishna Boy(for Lili) is the second nod to the Krishnas and his blue skinned incarnation as Govinda. "Lord's Sweet Name" is up next with the synth bubbling away right from the beginning. As the records longest track you know you are in for a trip. Once the percussion and backing vocals kick in it has kind of a Traffic vibe to it as it breaks into a raga influenced section with some good guitar work. Rabindra's devotee friends add some choral more than kirtany back up vocals to "all i see is you" which starts out slow but picks up and has some hoots and hollers in the end (kind of like McCartney in "get back")
On the whole, this record is a pretty catchy country rock record with some interesting lyrical material. This record falls into the Golden Avatar style of Krsna record, influenced by the Krsna's but not directly recorded or made for Krsna's. 
A google search on Rabindra Danks is pretty interesting. Check this website. But not as interesting as a check on Indira Danks who had the honor of being on Sanford and Son !

My Vinyl Attic - Gerry and the Pacemakers - Ferry Cross the Mersey (1965)


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This vinyl sounds wonderful.  A very enjoyable collection of songs with Gerry's great voice. 


A1Gerry And The PacemakersIt's Gonna Be Alright
Written-By – Marsden*
A2Gerry And The PacemakersWhy Oh Why
Written-By – Marsden*
A3Gerry And The PacemakersFall In Love
Written-By – Marsden*
A4Gerry And The PacemakersThink About Love
Written-By – Marsden*
A5Fourmost, The I Love You Too
Written By – Jacques-Ryan
A6George Martin Orchestra, TheAll Quiet On The Mersey Front
Written-By – Martin*
B1Gerry And The PacemakersThis Thing Called Love
Written-By – Marsden*
B2Gerry And The PacemakersBaby You're So Good To Me
Written-By – Marsden*
B3Gerry And The PacemakersI'll Wait For You
Written-By – Marsden*
B4Gerry And The PacemakersShe's The Only Girl
Written-By – Marsden*
B5Cilla Black Is It Love
Written By – Willis
B6Gerry And The PacemakersFerry Cross The Mersey
Written-By – Marsden*

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Credits


Info stolen from This Great Site
"Ferry Cross the Mersey" (sometimes written Ferry 'Cross the Mersey) is a song written by Gerry Marsden. It was first recorded by his band Gerry and the Pacemakers and released in late 1964 in the UKand in 1965 in the United States. It was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic, reaching number six in the United States and number eight in the UK. The song is from the film with the same name and was released on its soundtrack album. In the mid-1990s a musical theatre production also titled Ferry Cross the Mersey related Gerry Marsden's Merseybeat days; it premiered in Liverpool and played in the UK, Australia, and Canada.