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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Sunday, March 30, 2014

My Vinyl Attic - Marjorie McCoy - The Other Side (1971)


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I don't see to be able to find anything out about Marjorie online.  Anyone?

 01 The Thrill is Gone
02 The Morning After
03 Hi-Heel Sneakers
04 Chains of Love
05 Help Me Make it Through the Nigh
06 Shoes
07 Once Upon a Time
08 Summertime
09 Don't Love Me Today
10 My Sweet Lord

My Vinyl Attic - Balaam & The Angel - Greatest Story Ever Told (1987)


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A1New Kind Of Love4:00
A2Don't Look Down3:05
A3She Knows
Producer – John A. Rivers*
3:44
A4Burn Me Down3:56
A5Light Of The World4:21
B1Slow Down4:28
B2The Wave3:26
B3Day And Night
Producer – John A. Rivers*
3:11
B4Never End3:20
B5Nothing There At All2:40

Companies etc


Info stolen from This Great Site
Balaam and the Angel is a rock band formed in Cannock, England, during 1984.
The three founding members of the band, the Morris brothers, are Scottish. As children in Motherwell, they worked in the entertainment industry as part of a cabaret act. They moved south to England to Cannock,Staffordshire, where they formed Balaam and the Angel.
Initially the band self-released a series of EP's via their own Chapter 22 label and played some tour dates opening for The Cult. This saw Balaam and the Angel catch the attention of Virgin Records, who signed them and released their debut album, The Greatest Story Ever Told. It peaked at No. 67 in the UK Albums Chart in August 1986. They toured in the United States with The Mission, Kiss and label mateIggy Pop.
A second guitarist, and the first non-sibling, Ian McKean, was added to the band in 1988. The band began to move away from gothic rock music styles into a sound that had more in common with hard rock. With their new-found style, they recorded the album Live Free or Die. This was soon followed up in similar style when they recorded Days of Madness, before being dropped by Virgin Records. Their song "I'll Show You Something Special" appeared on the soundtrack for the film, Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
Since 1994, Balaam have used keyboard player Chris Williams (also known as Chris P Notes) in their live shows. Chris also plays keyboards on Jason Bonham's first band Airrace's second album, Back to the Start, released in 2011.

My Vinyl Attic - Larry Hart - Hart & Soul - One More Day (1979)


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I bought this at Rockaway Records in Silverlake.


  • A1 Openers
  • A2 I Love You
  • A3 I'll Keep Holdin' On
  • A4 Just As I Am
  • A5 Jesus Loves Me
  • A6 Armagedon : The Final Battle
  • B1 One Day More *
  • B2 Beyond Imagination *
  • B3 Born Again
  • B4 Hallelujah
  • B5 Enders




My Vinyl Attic - So - Horseshoe in the Glove (1988)


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My copy has the other guy in the corner.  Got this at Rockaway Records in Silverlake. 

Tracks

  • A1)   Are You Sure
  • A2)   Dreaming
  • A3)   Burning Bush
  • A4)   Horseshoe In The Glove
  • B1)   Capitol Hill
  • B2)   Tips On Crime
  • B3)   Villains
  • B4)   Would You Die For Me
 Info stolen from This Great Site
So are an English duo from London active in the late 1980s, that featured Marcus Bell and Mark Long, who were previously members of a band called The Opposition. The duo were managed by Steve Weltman of Esta Management, and were contemporaries of acts such as Climie Fisher and Waterfront. Signing to Parlophone, they released singles such as "Are You Sure?" (UK #62, US #41) and "Would You Die For Me", as well as the accompanying albumHorseshoe in the Glove, produced by Walter Turbitt.
They are not to be confused with the similarly named electronic act, featuring Markus Popp (also of Oval and Microstoria) and the Japanese vocalist Eriko Toyoda.

My Vinyl Attic - Philisteens - Walkin a Thin Line (1983)


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Bought this at Rockaway records in Silverlake. 

 01 Walkin a Thin Line
02 Your Picture


My Vinyl Attic - Sprial Staircase - More Today Than Yesterday (1969)


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  The vinyl on this is very good.  This record is an enjoyable trip through our musical past.

A1More Today Than Yesterday
A2Broken Hearted Man
A3For One In My Life
A4This Guy's In Love With You
A5Sweet Little Thing
A6Proud Mary
B1The Thought Of Loving You
B2Our Day Will Come
B3No One For Me To Turn To
B4Since I Don't Have You
B5Judas To The Love We Knew


Info Stolen from This Great Site
The Spiral Starecase was an American band, best known as a one-hit wonder for their 1969 single "More Today Than Yesterday".
The band, from Sacramento, California, was a popular 1960s group, recognizable for its horns and lead singer/guitarist Pat Upton's distinctive voice. The group also included Harvey Kaye (organ), Dick Lopes (saxophone), Bobby Raymond (bass guitar) and Vinny Parello (drums).
Starting as the Fydallions, they released that song, one album, and a few more singles including "No One for Me to Turn To" after signing with Columbia.
The band is known for their hits "More Today Than Yesterday" (U.S. #12), released in January 1969, and the follow-up "She's Ready". "More Today Than Yesterday" has been widely covered by, among others, Sonny and Cher, Diana Ross and the band Goldfinger, and was featured in the 1991 film My Girl, on the soundtrack of The Waterboy in 1998, and in an episode of Ally McBeal entitled Silver Bells.

The group evolved from a four-piece instrumental group called the Fydallions, which formed in 1964 in Sacramento, California, for an Air Force talent contest. After leaving the Air Force, the band went on the road, playing five-hour lounge jobs on the Las Vegas circuit. The Fydallions, now a quintet consisting of Dick Lopes (saxophone), Bobby Raymond (bass guitar), Harvey Kaye (keyboards), Vinnie Parello (drums), and Pat Upton (guitar and lead vocals), were noticed by the A&R representative for Columbia Records, Gary Usher, while they were working in El Monte, California. Columbia signed the band, but insisted that they change their name. "They loved our work" said Upton, "but they hated the name and they didn’t like the way we dressed. This was in the late sixties when all the musicians were wearing long hair. We looked very square!" The band was renamed after the movie The Spiral Staircase, but with a deliberate misspelling.
Also known as a reference for two who have a relationship where they want to touch tips. In literature it is used as a reference for two that have intercourse. Their first two singles, produced by Gary Usher, were regional successes in markets like Phoenix, Arizona. At this time, Sonny Knight was brought in to produce their first album. Usher had encouraged Upton to write original material for the group, and Upton had written "More Today Than Yesterday," while the band was working the Flamingo Sky Room in Las Vegas.
Another single that did well in the 1968 period was a song called "Baby What I Mean". It, along with the two hits mentioned above, are on the CD "The Very Best Of The Spiral Starecase".
In 1969, "More Today Than Yesterday" charted #12 in the Billboard Hot 100, (in Cash Box, it reached #7) but sold over one million copies, and was awarded agold disc. About 18 months after the single's release, after releasing one album and a couple more singles, the group disbanded due to poor management and squabbles over finances.
Upton went back to Los Angeles to work as a session musician, eventually working with Ricky Nelson.
Kaye returned to Las Vegas where he re-formed the band. That line-up featured Mike Caschera (aka. Michael Anthony) (lead vocals), Al Sebay (guitar), Gene Austin (electric bass), Mark Barrett (drums), The band toured extensively and played every major venue in the United States, Canada, and Mexico in the late 1970s through the mid-1980s with a full horn section to replicate the trademark sound of their biggest hits.
Upton currently lives in Guntersville, Alabama, where he has lived for many years with his family, and still performs various times throughout the year. On December 31, 1985, Upton performed with Ricky Nelson in Guntersville in what was to be Nelson's final performance before his death in a plane crash later that same night.
Kaye headed a management company in Las Vegas with his wife Candy; he died on August 17, 2008. Candy still owns SMASH Productions and holds the trademark for "Spiral Starecase." His daughter is Brenda K. Starr, who had several R&B/pop hits in the mid-late 1980s, including the original hit version of "I Still Believe" (later recorded by Mariah Carey).
Raymond died in 1984.
Lopes is part owner of a hair-styling salon in Sacramento, California, called 663 Arden Salon.
Parello is retired in Southern California.