Monday, August 1, 2011

GENE MCDANIELS - Golden Greats


03. A TEAR

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Various - When Girls Do It 1971 (Red Lightnin)

Great early 70s compilation on the UK's Red Lightnin label! When Girls Do It was originally released in 1971, and features loads of riveting tunes by Junior Wells, Magic Slim, Drifting Charles, Buddy Giy, Jimmy McCracklin, Tender Slim, Sugar Boy Williams and more! This is great L.P., One of the best blues comps I ever heard. An awesome comp of ripping super rare blues singles!

01 - when girls do it - bobby guitar bennett
02 - things i do for you - junior wells
03 - suicide blues - little oscar stricklin
04 - harmonica fats - how low is low
05 - magic slim & the teardrops - love me baby
06 - ike turner & the kings of rhythm - down and out
07 - sam baker - sweet little angel
08 - drifting charles - evil hearted woman
09 - drifting charles - drifting cloud
10 - memphis slim & his house rockers - blue and lonesome
11 - donnie jacobs - street walkin' woman
12 - tv slim - my heart's full of pain
13 - tv slim - don't knock the blues
14 - buddy guy - hard but it's fair
15 - magic sam - my love is your love
16 - danny boy - wild woman
17 - danny boy - kokomo me baby
18 - jimmy mccracklin - fare well
19 - jimmy mccracklin - take a chance
20 - mr. bo - i ain't gonna suffer
21 - mr. bo - if trouble was money
22 - junior wells - i'm a stranger
23 - clear waters - hillbilly blues
24 - clear waters - boogie woogie baby
25 - tender slim - don't cut out on me
26 - tender slim - i'm checkin' up
27 - sugar boy williams - little girl
28 - sugar boy williams - five long years

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hair (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. The musical's profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal drugs, its treatment of sexuality, its irreverence for the American flag, and its nude scene caused much comment and controversy. The musical broke new ground in musical theatre by defining the genre of "rock musical", using a racially integrated cast, and inviting the audience onstage for a "Be-In" finale.

01 - Aquarius
02 - Donna
03 - Hashish
04 - Sodomy
05 - Colored Spade
06 - Manchester England
07 - I'm Black
08 - Ain't Got No
09 - I Believe in Love
10 - Ain't Got No (reprise)
11 - Air
12 - Initials
13 - I Got Life
14 - Going Down
15 - Hair
16 - My Conviction
17 - Easy To Be Hard
18 - Don't Put It Down.
19 - Frank Mills
20 - Be-In
21 - Where Do I Go
22 - Electric Blues
23 - Manchester England (reprise)
24 - Black Boys
25 - White Boys
26 - Walking In Space
27 - Abie Baby
28 - Three-Five-Zero-Zero
29 - What a Piece of Work Is Man
30 - Good Morning Starshine
31 - The Bed
32 - The Flesh Failures (Let The Sunshine In)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Electric Flag - The Trip (OST) (1967)

One of the greatest exploitation movies of all time, The Trip was the "vision" of Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson (who wrote the original script). The finished film didn't turn out exactly the way Fonda and Nicholson wanted it to, but it certainly had it's moments...all in Psychedelic Color. This, the soundtrack, was pretty cool, too. It contains the first studio recordings of the Electric Flag, Michael Bloomfield's swaggering soul/jazz/rock ensemble. Writing and performing trippy music was a bit removed from this fine ensemble's area (they were, in fact, a serious and funky band), but they succeeded admirably. Considering that it came out on Mike Curb's Sidewalk Records (a Capitol subsidiary) and it was an American International film, one wonders if the Flag saw any dough from this? No matter, as some of the music is excellent. "Fine Jug Thing" and "Peter Gets Off" are wild, jazzy rockers, which perfectly score Fonda's Sunset Strip/trip adventures. The album's closer, "Gettin' Hard," is a variation on "Hoochie Coochie Man" and closes the album out in funky style. Also, there are a few early efforts from synthesizer pioneer Paul Beaver, such as "Synesthesia," which is quite similar to David Bowie's work on the Man Who Fell to Earth/Low projects -- eight years later. ~ AMG

01 Peter's Trip
02 Psyche Soap
03 M-23
04 Synesthesia
05 Hobbit
06 Fewghh
07 Green and Gold
08 Flash, Bam, Pow
09 Home Room
10 Practice Music
11 Fine Jung Thing
12 Senior Citizen
13 Home Room
14 Peter Gets Off
15 Practice Music
16 Fine Jung Thing
17 Senior Citizen
18 Gettin' Hard

Friday, March 11, 2011

Maureen Tucker - Playin' Possum (1981)

Trash Records TLP-1001 (1981)(US)

Trash Records(1981)(US)

Moe Tucker is the whole show on her 1981 debut, singing and playing drums, guitars, bass, and a variety of other instruments. Consisting mostly of raw and primitive covers of rock & roll oldies by Bo Diddley, Little Richard, and Chuck Berry, she also throws in a version of "Heroin" and covers of Dylan's "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight" and Vivaldi's "Concerto In D Major," as well as the "original" "Ellas," which is a six-minute extrapolation of the basic Bo Diddley beat. This inspired lesson in rock & roll auteurism is probably her best effort.

1 Bo Diddley
2 Heroin
3 Slippin' and Slidin'
4 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
5 Louie Louie
6 Slippin' and Slidin'
7 Concerto in D Major Vivaldi
8 Around and Around
9 Ellas

Monday, February 21, 2011

Class Of '55 (Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins)(1986)

A1 - Birth Of Rock And Roll
A2 - Sixteen Candles
A3 - Class Of '55
A4 - Waymore Blues
A5 - We Remember The King
B1 - Coming Home
B2 - Rock And Roll (Fais-Do-Do)
B3 - Keep My Motor Running
B4 - I Will Rock And Roll With You
B5 - Big Train From Memphis

Thursday, February 10, 2011

James Burton - The Guitar Sounds of James Burton

01. Polk Salad Annie (3.37)
02. Suzie-Q (2.26)
03. Fire And Rain (3.30)
04. Fools Rush In (2.39)
05. Johnny B Goode (2.21)
06. I Know (You Don't Want Me No More) (2.35)
07. Delta Lady (2.52)
08. Mystery Train (3.23)
09. Rock And Raunch (2.26)
10. Hound Dog (2.24)
11. Hi-Heel Sneakers (2.40)
12. Long Reach (2.03)

James Burton has played with some of the greatest names in music history from Elvis Presley to Merle Haggard to Gram Parsons to Emmy Lou Harris, incorporating his 'chicken pickin' country/rock style in to his repertoire with the help of his favorite guitar - the Fender Telecaster. Burton created and played the guitar solo on Dale Hawkins 1957 hit song "Susie Q", a record that would become one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. "The Guitar Sounds Of James Burton" is a truly marvelous solo album demonstrating the flair of this unsung hero...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Buddy Holly - In Person (Cricket Label LP 002000)

A01 - Newscast About The Plane Crash
A02 - Tribute To Buddy Holly
A03 - That's My Desire
A04 - Good Rockin' Tonight
A05 - Stay Close To Me
A06 - Ed Sullivan Show - Part One
A07 - Baby It's Love
A08 - Learning The Game
A09 - Rip It Up
B01 - Love Me
B02 - Queen Of The Ballroom
B03 - Rock Around With Ollie Vee
B04 - Ed Sullivan Show - Part Two
B05 - That's What They Say
B06 - Down The Line
B07 - Crying, Waiting, Hoping
B08 - Newscast About The Plane Crash

On February 3, 1959, a small-plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, killed three American rock and roll musicians: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, as well as the pilot, Roger Peterson. The day was later called The Day the Music Died by Don McLean, in his song "American Pie".

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Very Best Of John Barry [Polydor - 1977]

Side One

01. Thunderball
02. 007
03. Curiouser & Curiouser
04. Strip Drive
05. We Have All The Time In The World
06. Diamonds Are Forever
07. A Doll’s House

Side Two

01. Goldfinger
02. Theme From « Love Among The Ruins »
03. The Adventurer
04. Exerpt From « Yesternight Suite »
05. Midnight Cowboy

John Barry Prendergast, OBE (3 November 1933 – 30 January 2011) was an Oscar winning English film score composer. He was best known for composing 11 James Bond soundtracks and was hugely influential on the 007 series' style.

In a career spanning almost 50 years, Barry received a number of awards for his work, including five Academy Awards; two for Born Free, and one each for The Lion in Winter (for which he also won a BAFTA Award), Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves (for which he also won a Grammy Award).

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

101 Strings - Astro Sounds From Beyond the Year 2000

01. Flameout
02. Re-Entry to Mog
03. Space Odyssey
04. Astral Freakout
05. Orbit Fantasy
06. Barrier X-69
07. A Disappointed Love with a Desensitized Robot
08. Where Were You in 1982
09. Trippin' on Lunar 07
10. A Bad Trip Back to '69
11. Karma Sitar
12. Whiplash
13. Instant Nirvana

Originally recorded in 1969, Astro Sounds was easy listening's response to psychedelic acid rock. Unlike all the previous 101 String albums, whose gentle, tuneful travelogues were suitable dinner music, when poor housewives ripped the shrink-wrap off this Pandora's Box of acid-laden rock, all hell broke loose! Fuzz-ed out guitars, heavy drums and strings, yes strings(!), all collided to create what has become one of the top cult classics of the psychedelic era. Even Goldmine recently listed Astro Sounds among the top wish-list "incredibly strange music" albums begging to be re-issued.
Here in all its B-movie, LSD party-sequence glory are songs like "Astral Freakout," "A Disappointed Love With A Desensitized Robot," "Trippin' On Lunar 07," and the futuristically titled "Where Were You In 1982?" Also featured as the rare bonus tracks "Karma Sitar", "Whiplash" (with real whip sound effects) and "Instant Nirvana."
And now this classic album has been expanded to include 3 additional tracks of exotic, digially remastered, psychedelia: "Karma Sitar," "Instant Nirvana" and the legendary "Whiplash," featuring the ecstatic sighs of Bebe Bartron amidst the sounds of whips being cracked!
Yes, here's an album whose zaniness has made it a must-have for both the lounge scenesters as well as lovers of psychedelic rock and incredibly strange music. Over 130 players turned on with the sights and sounds of tomorrow together with a swingin' rhythm section from Britain! The result is a program with a sound dimension that is out of sight - perhaps the most astounding trip ever to be taped.