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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Saturday, March 29, 2014

My Vinyl Attic - Jack Sheldon - Oooo - But It's Good! (1961)


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 This record was in pretty good shape and funnier than I thought it would be.

A1Irving Lancelot And The Medieval Jazz Quartet
A2Experiments With Arts
A3Born To Lose
A4Amoeba Jazz
B1The Falcon
B2The Last Of The Great Fun Wars

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Jack Sheldon is a trumpet player best known as the band leader on The Merv Griffin Show and as the voice of School House Rock's Bill on Capitol Hill. He put out this unique comedy album in the early sixties showcasing his musician's sensibility. One of several jazz musicians to put out comedy records, this might be the best of the lot. Listen to the whole record, The Weird, Wonderful, Wigged Out Wit of Jack Sheldon,

My Vinyl Attic - Moonquake - Star Struck (1978)


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A1Just Another Saturday Night
A2Main Man
A3American Girls (1965)
A4Wild Little Story
A5War Dance
B1I Took You To Heaven
B2Babylon Revisited
B3C'mon (I'm Not A Link On Your Chain
B4Nothing At All
B5The Sky Kept Right On Crying
B6Star Struck

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Moonquake made two albums of their own of laudable quality. “Remember”, their paean to The Hippy Age, my band The Barracudas lovingly rendered on a long-lost B-side; my careful copping of singer Hans Hagopian’s hard rock, Quebecois-accented inflection is a matter of pride even now. Moonquake’s second album, with a suitably glossy, cheesy sleeve, was entitled “Star Struck” and made their sound sweeter; it worked, in a way, but the harder rock incarnation gets the vote for its more authentic French-Canadian Anglo-lingo limbo vambo.

My Vinyl Attic - Ken Tobias - So Far So Good (1978)


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01 I Just Want to Make Music
02 Stay Awhile
03 Fly Me High
04 Lady Luck
05 Run Away With Me
06 Every Bit of Love
07 Give a Little Love
08 Dancer
09 Dream #2
10 I Don't Want to Be Alone
12 Silver Saddle


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Ken (Kenneth Wayne Paul) Tobias. Songwriter, popular singer, b Saint John, NB, 25 July 1945. Raised in Saint John, Ken Tobias briefly worked as a draftsman and from 1961 played guitar in the local folk band The Ramblers, and drums in the rock band Badd Cedes.

Tobias, Ken

Ken (Kenneth Wayne Paul) Tobias. Songwriter, popular singer, b Saint John, NB, 25 July 1945. Raised in Saint John, Ken Tobias briefly worked as a draftsman and from 1961 played guitar in the local folk band The Ramblers, and drums in the rock band Badd Cedes. Moving to Halifax in 1965, he appeared often on CBC television's Music Hop, and was a cast member of Singalong Jubilee 1966-8, singing his own compositions and duets with Anne Murray. In 1968 he met Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers, who took him to Los Angeles. Tobias worked there as a salaried songwriter, returned to Canada (Montreal), then re-established himself in Los Angeles with MGM/Verve, despite his intense dislike of major recording companies. In 1970 he penned the ballad "Stay Awhile," which as recorded by Montreal group The Bells sold over two million copies and went No. 1 in Canada and No. 7 in the US.
Tobias settled in Toronto in 1972, playing with various backing bands in Ontario and New York clubs, and also appearing with the Everly Brothers. With his brother and manager Tony Tobias, he established the publishing company Gloosecap Music and embarked on a brief but successful career as recording artist. He toured in Canada in the 1970s and undertook a European tour in 1978. His many Canadian television appearances include the RenĂ© Simard and Denny Dohertyshows.

Recordings

Tobias recorded his first solo album, Tobias/Dream No. 2, and the successful single "Dream No. 2" in 1972. His single, "I Just Want to Make Music," a statement of the songwriter's work ethic, became a Canadian top ten hit in 1973. Tobias recorded his next album, the country-rock The Magic's in the Music, in London, England for George Martin's AIR Studios in 1973. For Attic Records, Tobias next recorded the albums Every Bit of Love (1975), Siren Spell (1976), and Street Ballet (1977). The Ken Tobias Collection - So Far... So Good was issued in 1978; the 1984 recordings Ken Tobias - Friends (a children's record) and Gallery were his last albums.
Tobias's albums typically contained his own compositions, sung in a naturally-produced tenor especially suited to light rock. His hit songs painted attractive aural landscapes featuring memorable melodies, evocative imagery, creative subject matter, and skilful construction. Although Tobias was often called a folk singer, he is more accurately categorized as an adult contemporary singer-songwriter. His influences included Donovan, Neil Sedaka, Elvis Presley and Vera Lynn.
Later Years
Ken Tobias had ceased recording by 1984. He wrote film and television scores through the 1980s-90s, occasionally produced recordings, and successfully took up painting. He returned to live in Saint John in 2004 and makes festival appearances throughout the Maritime provinces.
Recognition
Ken Tobias's songs were recorded by Cliff Edwards; Anne Murray ("Some Birds," on her first album); Susan Jacks ("Dream No. 2"); US actress Lindsey Wagner; and by British, French, and Italian musicians. He received numerous BMI certificates; PRO Canada's 1988 Crystal Award; and SOCAN Classic awards for 100,000 airplays on domestic radio ("Give a Little Love," "Dream No. 2," "Every Bit of Love," "Stay Awhile," and "I Just Want to Make Music")


My Vinyl Attic - Napalm Beach - Liquid Love (1988)


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Hard to say where I got this.  Perhaps at Record Surplus on Pico. 


A1Get Movin'
A2Can't Do That
A3Plague
A4Takes No Fire
A5Too Much Fun
B1She's A Carnival
B2Payin' The Price
B3Harmony Hill
B4Livin' On The Run
B5Down Mexico Way
B6In The Sunshine


Napalm Beach is an American punk rock band from Portland, Oregon. One of the longest-running punk bands in the U.S., they are credited by some as being early innovators of the grunge sound. Napalm Beach shared the stage with bands such as X, Public Image Ltd., Joan Jett, Johnny Thunders, Gun Club, Bad Brains, Soundgarden, Screaming Trees, Mudhoney,Dead Moon, and Poison Idea. They also toured Germany five times between 1989 and 1992. During their long musical career they have released more than 30 studio and live recordings in various formats on a number of small independent labels in the U.S. and Germany.
At the core of the group is Chris Newman on guitar, and Sam Henry on drums. Sam Henry was the original drummer for theWipers and Portland band The Rats (with Fred and Toody Cole) before joining Napalm Beach in 1981. The group went through thirteen bass players before Dave Dillinger came on board in 1989. The group's earliest recordings were done on the Trap label, owned by Greg Sage of the Wipers.
Courtney Love lived in the Napalm Beach band house in 1981




My Vinyl Attic - Wazmo Nariz - Tell Me How To Live (1981)


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Hard to say where I bought this.  Probably at Moby Disc on Ventura though, you used to see this album a lot in the second-hand bins back in the day.

A1On Right3:05
A2Iron On Courage3:27
A3Welcome To The Eighties, Ladies3:35
A4What Lays, Lays3:24
A5House Of Woo2:28
A6Hymn For Humans Perfect For Ants After 8:003:19
B1Sister Theresa3:40
B2Tubs4:05
B3She Needs It3:25
B4Live2:17
B5Don`t Say Always, If You Mean Never3:35
B6The Refridgerator Saga

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Wazmo Nariz (born Larry Grennan in Chicago, Illinois) was a quirky new wave singer and songwriter. His first success came with an independent single, "Tele-tele-telephone" which was recorded and released on the independent Chicago label Fiction Records in 1978. The single was picked up and was one of Stiff Records' early releases in the UK. They released an EP the next year and I.R.S. Records founder Miles Copeland III signed Wazmo and his band to Illegal Records/I.R.S. The signing resulted in the full length LP Things Aren't Right and featured the single "Checking Out The Checkout Girl" which received some airplay around the Midwestern U.S. Further success was limited and there were no other Illegal Records/I.R.S. releases for Wazmo Nariz.
Wazmo Nariz's next recording was the Big Records release Tell Me How To Live. The album cover was designed by Rick Landerman, who also designed logos and posters for him. Again, success was limited and five years went by before another recording was released, this time a 12" single "Yahoo Eeeee".
Wazmo has worked with Stan Ridgway under his real name, Larry Grennan, along with his drummer Bruce Zelesnik. Zelesnik performed as a permanent member of Stan's band starting in 2002.
Nariz's trademark was his tendency to wear two neckties side by side.
Wazmo Nariz band members:
  • Jeff Hill - Guitar and backing vocals
  • Bruce Zelesnik - Drums
  • Jeff Boynton - Keyboards
  • James E.McGreevy III - Bass

My Vinyl Attic - Flying Tigers - Flying Tigers (1983 )


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I bought this at Rockaway Records in Silverlake.   There doesn't seem to be much info about this band on the web.  Anybody?

A1Beg Me A Little3:24
A2House Of Cards3:04
B1User Friendly (Phone Sex)4:02
B2You Feel Nothing3:33
B3Golden Touch3:00

Credits

My Vinyl Attic - Smokie - The Montreux Album (1979)


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This was purchased at Rockaway Records in Silverlake. 

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The Montreux Album is the fifth studio album by the British rock band Smokie, released in 1978. In Germany, The Montreux Album spent 24 weeks in the charts, peaking at No. 3. It also reached No. 6 in Austria and No. 52 in the UK Albums Chart.
 Allmusic's brief retrospective review called the album "a solidly played and recorded work"








Side One
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Girl Can't Help It"  Chris Norman, Pete Spencer3:44
2."Power Of Love"  Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman1:54
3."No More Letters"  Norman, Spencer3:27
4."Mexican Girl"  Norman, Spencer3:57
5."You Took Me By Surprise"  Alan Silson, Terry Uttley3:38
Side Two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."Oh Carol"  Chinn, Chapman3:39
7."Liverpool Docks"  Norman, Spencer2:56
8."Light Up My Life"  Uttley, Silson4:23
9."Petesey's Song"  Norman, Spencer2:49
10."For A Few Dollars More"  Chinn, Chapman3:33