Mar 30, 2011

Hemlock - Hemlock (1973)

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www.alexgitlin.com:
The band's best-known member was Miller Anderson who, apart from recording a solo album back in 1971, was also in The Voice, At Last The 1958 Rock'n'Roll Show, Keef Hartley Band (all pre-Hemlock) and Dog Soldier (1975). He now lives in Shoreham-By-Sea and has been performing regularly with Spencer Davis Group as well as recently guesting on a Jon Lord solo album, "Pictured Within".
More or less a vehicle for Anderson's songwriting output (he wrote all of the album's material), Hemlock sounds by no means artificial or put-together. Rather, they were a typical British blues act, without the requisite posing. Naturally, the atmosphere is very serious and dominated by Mick Weaver's passionate organ-playing.
Tracklist:
1. Just An Old Friend
2. A Lover's Not A Thief
3. Mister Horizontal
4. Ship To Nowhere
5. Monopoly
6. Broken Dreams
7. Fool's Gold
8. Garden Of Life
9. Young Man's Prayer


Musicians:
Miller Anderson - vocals, guitars
Peter Dines - organ, acoustic guitar
Michael Weaver - organ, piano, clavinet, congas
James Leverton - bass
Eric Dillon - drums, percussion
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Chris Mercer - baritone & tenor saxes (1)
Pete Willsher - pedal steel guitar (9)

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Mar 29, 2011

Billy Preston - Encouraging Words (1970)

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Encouraging Words is steeped in exemplary playing and songwriting… and pure soul. Produced by George Harrison and packed with originals and inspired covers, including 'My Sweet Lord' and 'All Things (Must) Pass' - donated by George before he released them himself - and the little-heard Harrison-Preston gospel hymn 'Sing One For The Lord'. This is Billy on the launch pad just before he rocketed to U.S. No.2 success with 'Outta Space' for A&M Records.
Tracklist:
1. Right Now
2. Little Girl
3. Use What You've Got
4. My Sweet Lord
5. Let The Music Play
6. The Same Thing Again
7. I've Got A Feeling
8. Sing One For The Lord
9. When You Are Mine
10. I Don't Want You To Pretend
11. Encouraging Words
12. All Things (Must) Pass
13. You've Been Acting Strange
Bonus tracks:
14. As Long As I Got My Baby
15. All That I Got (I'm Gonna Give It To You)
16. How Long Has The Train Been Gone 
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Mar 25, 2011

Karthago - Rock 'N' Roll Testament (1974)

EAC | CD Image | FLAC+CUE+LOG+Covers | 252 mb+3% recovery | Bellaphon 1991



Tracklist:
1. Hard - Loving Woman
2. We Gonna Keep It Together
3. Now The Irony Keeps Me Company
4. Rock 'N' Roll Testament
5. The Creeper
6. Back Again
7. Sound In The Air
8. Highway Five
9. For Kathy
10. See You Tomorrow In The Sky

Personnel:
Joey Albrecht - guitar, lead vocals
Ingo Bischof - keyboards
Glenn Cornick - bass
Conny (Konstantin) Bommarius - drums
Tommy (Thomas) Goldschmidt - percussions
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Mar 24, 2011

Stan Webb's Chicken Shack - The Creeper (1978)


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Tracklist:
1. The Creeper
2. Delilah
3. Riding With The Devil
4. Think
5. Stop Knocking My Door

6. Blue Vein
7. It's Easy If You're Lonely
8. The Guitar Playing Derelict
9. Dr. Brown
10. Red Haired Lady

Band:
Dave Winthorp - tenor & soprano saxes
Stan Webb - guitars & vocals
Robert Blunt - guitars
Edd Spevock - drums
Paul Martinez - bass
Tony Ashton - keyboards
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Mar 23, 2011

Trevor Rabin - Wolf (1981)

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Tracklist:
1. Open Ended
2. Heard You Cry Wolf
3. Do Ya Do Ya Want Me
4. Stop Turn

5. Lost In Love
6. Looking For A Lady (Wolfman)
7. Pain
8. Take Me To A Party
9. She's Easy
10. Long Island

Personnel:
Trevor Rabin - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
Simon Phillips - drums
Jack Bruce, Mo Foster - bass
Manfred Mann, John "Rabbit" Bundrick - keyboards
Chris Thompson, Stevie Lange, Noel McCalla - additional vocals

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Also:
Trevor Rabin - Trevor Rabin (1978)
Trevor Rabin - Face To Face (1979)

Trevor Rabin - Face To Face (1979)

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Tracklist:
1. I'll Take The Weight
2. Don't You Ever Lose
3. I'm Old Enough (To Make You A Woman)
4. The Wanderer

5. You
6. Now
7. The Ripper
8. Candy's Bar
9. Always The Last One

Personnel:
Trevor Rabin - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
Kevin Kruger, Dave Mattacks - drums
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Mar 22, 2011

Trevor Rabin - Trevor Rabin (1978)

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 Trevor Charles Rabin (born January 13, 1954) is a South African born musician, best known as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for the British progressive rock band Yes from 1983-1994, and since then, as a film composer...  Read more
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Tracklist:
1. Getting To Know You Better
2. Finding Me A Way Back Home
3. All I Want Is Your Love
4. Live A Bit
5. Fantasy
6. Stay With Me
7. Red Desert
8. Painted Picture
9. Love Life

Personnel:
Trevor Rabin - vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
Kevin Kruger - percussion
Godfrey Rabin - violin 
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Mar 20, 2011

Czesław Niemen - Strange Is This World (1972)

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Czesław Niemen (February 16, 1939 – January 17, 2004) real name Czesław Juliusz Wydrzycki, was one of the most important and original Polish singer-songwriters and rock balladeers of the last quarter-century, singing mainly in Polish... Read more
1. Strange Is This World (6:05)

2. Why Did You Stop Loving Me (12:05)
3. I've Been Loving You Too Long (4:13)
4. A Song For The Deceased (13:18)


Czesław Niemen - organy, śpiew
Józef Skrzek - fortepian, gitara basowa, organy, harmonijka ustna
Helmut Nadolski - kontrabas, talerze
Apostolis Anthimos - gitara
Jerzy Piotrowski - perkusja
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Mar 18, 2011

Poco - Crazy Eyes (1973)

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Wikipedia:
Crazy Eyes is the sixth album by the country rock band Poco. The album pays homage to Gram Parsons, as Richie Furay sings both the title track, which he wrote in honor of Parsons, and one of Parsons' own compositions, "Brass Buttons". The album was released just four days before Parsons' death on 19 September 1973.
Paul Cotton covered J. J. Cale's "Magnolia," a song the band still plays live. The title track, according to Rusty Young, has never been played in concert due mostly to its complex percussion part, consisting of African drums, among other things.
After the commercial failure of this album, Richie Furay left Poco to co-found the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, where he achieved success with one of the outtakes from Crazy Eyes, "Believe Me".
Tracklist:
1. Blue Water
2. Fools Gold
3. Here We Go Again
4. Brass Buttons
5. A Right Along
6. Crazy Eyes
7. Magnolia
8. Let's Dance Tonight

Personnel:
Paul Cotton - guitar, vocals
Richie Furay - guitar, vocals
Rusty Young - steel guitar, guitar, vocals
Timothy B. Schmit - bass, vocals
George Grantham – drums, vocals
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Chris Hillman - mandolin
Bob Ezrin - piano
Bill Graham - violin
Paul Harris - piano
Joe Lala - percussion

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Brinsley Schwarz - Silver Pistol (1971) / Please Don't Ever Change (1973)


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Silver Pistol (1971)
1. Dry Land
2. Merry Go Round
3. One More Day
4. Nightingale
5. Silver Pistol
6. The Last Time I Was Fooled
7. Unknown Number
8. Range War

9. Egypt
10. Niki Hoeke Speedway
11. Ju Ju Man
12. Rockin' Chair

Please Don't Ever Change (1973)
13. Hooked On Love
14. Why Do We Hurt The One We Love
15. I Worry ('Bout You Baby)

16. Don't Ever Change
17. Home In My Land
18. Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)
19. I Won't Make It Without You
20. Down In Mexico
21. Speedo
22. The Version (Hypocrite)



Brinsley Schwarz | Ian Gomm | Billy Rankin | Bob Andrews | Nick Lowe

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Mar 17, 2011

The Very Best Of Wilson Pickett (1993)

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Tracklist:
1. In The Midnight Hour
2. 634-5789 (Soulsvuille, U.S.A.)
3. Land Of 1000 Dances
4. Mustang Sally
5. Funky Broadway
6. I'm In Love
7. She's Lookin' Good
8. Hey Jude
9. Sugar Sugar
10. Engine No.9
11. Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You
12. Don't Knock My Love - Pt. 1
13. Fire And Water
14. I'm A Midnight Mover
15. I Found A Love - Pt. 1
16. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love



Hardin & York - Tomorrow Today (1969)

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The unusual power duo of keyboardist / vocalist Eddie Hardin and drummer Pete York made a few albums in the late '60s and early '70s, and were aptly described as a cross between Traffic and Procol Harum. They leaned closer to Traffic than Procol Harum, with their blend of hard rock, soul, progressive, and jazz influences; the swirl and swell of Hardin's Hammond organ; and Hardin's Stevie Winwood-esque vocals. Read more
Tracklist:
1. Tomorrow Today
2. 100 Years From Now
3. I'm Lost
4. Drinking My Wine
5. Candlelight
6. Beautiful Day
7. Mountains Of Sand
8. Can't Keep A Good Man Down
9. Listen Everyone
Extra tracks:
10. All I See Is You
11. Mullberry Place
12. Sunday Morning
13. Rock 'N' Roll Music
14. Can't Find My Way Home
15. Just A Case Of Time


Musicians:
Eddie Hardin - keyboards, vocals
Pete York - drums, percussion
Mel Thorpe - flute, horn, trombone
Vic Flick - guitar
Mike Hurst - guitar
Herbie Flowers - bass



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Poco - A Good Feelin' To Know (1972)

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Review by Bruce Eder:
Good Feelin' to Know was Poco's big attempt to broaden their audience -- the title track, one of their most popular concert numbers, was the group's push for a hit single, which didn't work. The album as a whole, however, features a louder, harder-rocking sound a step or two removed from the country-rock they'd been known for, even on numbers like "Ride the Country," which has a more brittle sound than the group would have achieved on their earlier records. The guitars are all turned up really loud and the harmonies are less sweet, overall making for a very heavy sound, surprisingly similar to Buffalo Springfield (one of their old numbers, "Go and Say Goodbye," is even included, in an arguably better version), making this a curious throwback / advance. This album's relative failure made Richie Furay begin to lose faith in his own group's prospects.
Tracklist:
1. And Settlin' Down
2. Ride The Country
3. I Can See Everything
4. Go And Say Goodbye
5. Keeper Of The Fire
6. Early Times
7. A Good Feelin' To Know
8. Restrain
9. Sweet Lovin'

Personnel:
Paul Cotton - guitar, vocals
Richie Furay - guitar, vocals
Rusty Young - steel guitar, guitar, vocals
Timothy B. Schmit - bass, vocals
George Grantham - drums, vocals
Barry Flast - piano


Mar 13, 2011

Roger Daltrey - Ride A Rock Horse (1975)

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Ride a Rock Horse is the second solo album by The Who's lead singer, Roger Daltrey

Tracklist:
1. Get Your Love
2. Hearts Right
3. Oceans Away
4. Proud
5. World Over
6. Near To Surrender
7. Feeling
8. Walking The Dog
9. Milk Train
10.  Born To Sing Your Song
Extra bonus tracks:
11. You Put Something Better Inside Of Me
12. Dear John
13. Oceans Away (Alternate version)
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Musicians:
Roger Daltrey - vocals
Russ Ballard - guitar, keyboards
Clem Clempson - guitar
Dave Wintour - bass guitar
Stuart Francis, Henry Spinetti - drums
Paul Korda - piano and backing vocals


Strollers - Waiting Is... (1973)

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Amazing album from obscure band from Malaysia The Strollers, recorded in 1973. "Waiting Is..." remains as one of the best psychedelic albums ever recorded in Asia: superb musicanship, top sound & production and original songs sung in perfect english. It ranges from full-blown heavy psych with killer organ, guitar & flute to amazing UK late sixties styled pop-psych and some funkiest & proggy moments...
Tracklist:
1. You're Gonna Make It
2. Silly Jokes
3. Bus Ride

4. Children
5. Fire
6. Please Don't Let Me Down
7. You
8. N.W.K.
9. Maybe Tomorrow
10. My Girl
11. Medley: Do What You Gotta Do Just As I Am


Personnel:
Michael Magness - keyboards, vocals
Nand Kumar - flute, harmonica, guitars, percussion
Hassan Idris - guitars
Billy Chang - bass
Hussein Idris - drums

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Mar 11, 2011

Legs Diamond - A Diamond Is A Hard Rock (1977)


EAC | CD Image | FLAC+CUE+LOG+Covers | 279 mb+3% recovery | Diamond records 2007


Tracklist:
1. A Diamond Is A Hard Rock
2. Waiting

3. Long Shot
4. Woman
5. Jailbait
6. I Think I Got It
7. Evil
8. Live A Little
9. Flyin' Too High
Bonus track:
10. High School Queen


Personnel:
Rick Sanford - vocals
Roger Romeo - guitars
Mike Prince - guitars, keyboards
Michael Diamond - bass
Jeff Poole - drums

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Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush - Tales Of The Unexpected (1979)


EAC | CD Image | APE+CUE+LOG+Covers | 277 mb+3% recovery


Tracklist:
1. Sister Change
2. All Along The Watchtower
3. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)

4. Tales Of The Unexpected
5. Down, Down, Down
6. Door Of Illusion
7. Woman
8. Bottom Of The Barrel
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Also:
Mahogany Rush - IV (1976)

Rush - Rush (1974)

EAC | CD Image | FLAC+CUE+LOG+Covers | 261 mb+3% recovery | SHM-CD 2009, Japan


Tracklist:
1. Finding My Way

2. Need Some Love
3. Take A Friend
4. Here Again
5. What You're Doing
6. In The Mood
7. Before And After
8. Working Man


Line-up:
Geddy Lee - vocals, guitar, keyboards
Alex Lifeson - vocals, guitar
John Rutsey - vocals, drums
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Mar 10, 2011

Birtha - Birtha (1972) / Can't Stop The Madness (1973)


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Birtha was one of the leading female rock bands performing during the early 1970's.  The band consisted of four women: Shele Pinizzotto ( guitar), Rosemary Butler (bass), Sherry Hagler (keyboards) and Liver Favela (drums).  All four members of the group performed lead vocals and harmonies.
Liver was the last member to join Birtha in 1968.   The group immediately started playing the club circuit  and toured from  California to Alaska.  From 1968 to 1971 Birtha worked to tighten and refine their rock sound and in 1971 they started writing  their own material.   Most of the material was written by Birtha, but there were a few songs  which were written in partnership with other parties including,  Mark Wickman and Gabriel Mckler... Read more


Birtha (1972):
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1. Free Spirit
2. Fine Talking Man
3. Tuesday
4. Feeling Lonely
5. She Was Good To Me
6. Work On A Dream
7. Too Much Woman

8. Judgement Day
9. Forgotten Soul


Can't Stop The Madness (1973):
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10. Can't Stop The Madness
11. My Pants Are Too Short
12. Freedom
13. Let Us Sing
14. Don't Let It Get You Down

15. (When Will Ya) Understand
16. Rock Me
17. All This Love
18. Sun
19. My Man Told Me


Personnel:
Sherry Hagler - keyboards
Shele Pinizzotto - guitar
Rosemary Butler - bass, vocals
Olivia Favela (Liver) - drums, lead vocals
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Mar 9, 2011

Jackson Heights - King Progress (1970)

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When Keith Emerson disbanded The Nice, Lee Jackson decided to hang up his bass guitar and go back to 'simpler' music. With this in mind he gathered together some musicians he had known for a number of years: Charlie Harcourt, Tommy Sloane and Mario Tapia. The result being the first Jackson Heights album King Progress, on which Jackson sang and played acoustic guitar. The standout tracks are 'Mr Screw' and a reworking of the old Nice song 'The Cry of Eugene'. It did not sell in any great numbers. The band started to drift apart and Jackson's next recruitment began... Read more
Tracklist:
1. Mr. Screw
2. Since I Last Saw You
3. Sunshine Freak
4. King Progress
5. Doubting Thomas
6. Insomnia
7. Cry Of Eugene 


Line-up:
Lee Jackson 
6 & 12 string acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals
Charlie Harcourt 
electric guitar, spanish guitar, piano, organ, harpsichord, Mellotron, vocals
Tommy Slone 
drums, congas, triangle, tymps, abdominal pecussions on ''Doubting Thomas''
Mario Enriquie Covarrubias Tapia 
bass guitar, spanish guitar, vocals
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Liar - Straight From The Hip (1977)

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Tracklist:
1. Soft Light, Sweet Music
2. Straight From The Hip Kid
3. Roll Me Down
4. Rich Man's Woman
5. Try Lovin'
6. Chicago Shakedown
7. Full Time Woman
8. Born To Rock And Roll
9. Light Of The City
10. Blame It On The Kids
Bonus tracks:
11. Full Time Woman
12. Here You Come Knocking


The band:
Dave Burton - vocals
Paul Travis - guitar
Dave Taylor - bass
Clive Brooks - drums
Steve Mann - guitar
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Lez Zeppelin - Lez Zeppelin (2007)

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Tracklist:
1. Whole Lotta Love
2. The Ocean
3. On The Rocks
4. Since I've Been Loving You
5. Rock And Roll
6. Winter Sun
7. Communication Breakdown
8. Kashmir


The band:
Steph Paynes  - electric & acoustic guitars, theremin, background vocals
Sarah McLellan - vocals
Lisa Brigantino - bass guitar, mandolin, keyboards, bass pedals, background vocals
Helen Destroy - drums, percussion
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Mar 8, 2011

Legs Diamond - Legs Diamond (1977)

EAC | CD Image | FLAC+CUE+LOG+Covers | 323 mb+3% recovery | Diamond records 2007

Legs Diamond was an obscure hard rock/heavy metal band from the late '70s. Founding members Michael Diamond (bass) and Jeff Poole (drums) were originally from the San Francisco area, but it wasn't until the duo relocated to Los Angeles that they found the missing pieces to the puzzle -- singer Rick Sanford, guitarist Roger Romeo, and keyboard player/guitarist Mike Prince -- resulting in a recording contract with Mercury. 1977 saw a pair of releases, a self-titled debut and A Diamond Is a Hard Rock, and although they supported both albums with arena… Read more
Tracklist:
1. It's Not The Music
2. Stage Fright
3. Satin Peacock
4. Rock And Roll Man
5. Deadly Dancer
6. Rat Race
7. Can't Find Love
Bonus track:
8. Come With Me


Band members:
Rick Sanford - vocals, percussion, flute
Michael Diamond - bass
Roger Romeo - lead guitar
Mike Prince - keyboards, rhythm guitar
Jeff Poole - drums, percussion
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Mar 7, 2011

Billy Cox & Buddy Miles - The Band Of Gypsys Return (2006)


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Review by Greg Prato:
During his brief yet legendary career, the albums released during Jimi Hendrix's lifetime could be broken down into two categories: psychedelic hard rock and funk / soul rock. The latter style could be pinpointed to the 1970 release Band of Gypsys, a live recording which saw Hendrix hook up with old pals Billy Cox (bass guitar) and Buddy Miles (drums), and shy away from the pyrotechnics of his early days in favor of heavy jamming. Thirty-six years after the release of the Band of Gypsys' lone album comes a follow-up, Band of Gypsys Return, on which Hendrix's shoes are filled by such players as Eric Gales, Kid Rock's Kenny Olson, and Guitar World Magazine's Andy Aledort, among others. Comprised of both studio and live recordings, several Hendrix classics are revisited, as well as a pair of tunes penned by Cox for Jimmy Stewart (aka Buzzard), who was a musical influence on Hendrix and Cox (according to Cox's liner notes). For the most part, the renditions of the Hendrix classics follow the original versions closely-especially Aledort's fine job of re-creating the long-and-winding solos of "Machine Gun," as well as Olson tackling "Stone Free." But elsewhere, tracks like "Manic Depression" get a significant overhauling, and the two aforementioned Stewart tribute tracks, "You've Got the Best in Town" and "Let Your Word Be Your Bond" fit in well. As evidenced by Band of Gypsys Return, Cox and Miles still make up one hell of a rhythm section.
1. Power Of Soul
Billy Cox - bass & backing vocals
Buddy Miles - drums & vocals
Andy Aledor - guitar
Sheldon Reynolds - backing vocals

2. Machine Gun
Billy Cox - bass & backing vocals
Buddy Miles - drums & vocals
Andy Aledort - guitar
Sheldon Reynolds - backing vocals

3. Manic Depression
Buddy Miles - vocals
Henri Brown - bass
Matt Frenette - drums
Rick 'Hendrix' - guitar
Joe Bashorun - keyboards

4. You've Got The Best In Town
Billy Cox - bass & vocal
Jerry Stockard - drums
James Nixon - guitar & backing vocals
Shannon Wilford - harmonica
Gary Serkin - guitar

5. Let Your Word Be Your Bond
Billy Cox - bass & backing vocals
Eugene Golden - keyboards & backing vocals
Gary Serkin - guitar

6. Stone Free [Live]
Billy Cox - bass & vocals
Buddy Miles - drums
Kenny Olson - guitar

7. Power Of Soul [Live]
Billy Cox - bass
Buddy Miles - drums & backing vocals
Andy Aledort - guitar & backing vocals
Sheldon Reynolds - vocals

8. Who Knows [Live]
Billy Cox - bass
Buddy Miles - drums & backing vocals
Eric Gales - guitar & backing vocals
Sheldon Reynolds - guitar & vocals
Kenny Olson - guitar

9. Foxey Lady [Live]
Billy Cox - bass
Buddy Miles - drums
Eric Gales - lead guitar & vocals
Sheldon Reynolds - rhythm guitar



Mar 3, 2011

Artful Dodger - Honor Among Thieves (1976)

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Biography by Peter Kurtz:
Hailing from Virginia, Artful Dodger was a tuneful working-man's band that had a brief run of success in the late '70s. In classic power pop style, the group combined hard-driving electric guitars with catchy arrangements and harmonies. But where the Raspberries emphasized balladry and romanticism, and Big Star had both that plus lyricism, Artful Dodger put its stock in straight-ahead guitar energy and high-end vocalizing. Lead singer Bill Paliselli provided the latter, with Gary Herrewig and Gary Cox sharing guitar duties. This energy carried over on stage as well as in the studio, and the band had a rather fervent cult following among those who like their rock tough, yet melodic, especially in working-class cities like Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Although Artful Dodger never managed to push through to a mainstream audience, anyone with a taste for '70s power pop should not be without at least one of their records.
Tracklist:
1. Honor Among Thieves
2. Not Enough
3. Scream
4. Keep a Knockin'
5. Keep Me Happy
6. Remember
7. Dandelion
8. Hey Boys
9. Good Fun

Line-up:
Bill Paliselli - guitar, vocals
Gary Herrewig - slide guitar, vocals
Gary Cox - guitar, vocals
Steve Cooper - bass
Steve Brigada - drums, percussion
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Orange Wedge - No One Left But Me (1974)

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Orange Wedge was established around 1968 in Baltimore, Maryland. The group evolved from Greg & the Originals. Members were Greg Coulson (lead vocals), Fred Zang (rhythm guitar, vocals), and Don Cowger (bass). In 1968 they added Craig Krixer (lead guitar), Dave Burgess (keyboards) and Tom Rizzo (drums). Krixer came up with the name Orange Wedge. The rock band began playing many teen centers, and school dances. After a brief illness and hospital stay in early 1969 Coulson rejoined the band. They began playing on regular basis quickly becoming one of the top hard rock bands in Baltimore. Orange Wedge could be seen at all the local clubs in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and West Virginia. Zang and Krixer left the group in 1969 and joined Black Foot Smoke. Zang played guitar and / or bass for a lot of other groups. He is still active in the music business. The group that created the records existed between 1971 and 1975.
When the group decided to do there own music, guitarist Joe Farace (ex-Fabulous Monarchs, Cabbage) brought his basic ideas to the group. Coulson was responsible for the lyrics. The entire band created the arrangements. The first record entitled "Wedge" was recorded and mixed in Baltimore at Flite Three Studios in 1972. Five hundred copies were made which were distributed a few local stores, and several labels for a possible deal. The remaining records were sold out at shows when the group performed.
In 1973 Burgess left the band becoming a member of Patch. Their second album was released in 1974 titled "No One Left But Me" and was recorded at Sheffield Studios with special guests Mark O'Connor, and Jay Graboski of Oho. This time a thousand copies were pressed and distributed in the same way. The group performed the songs live at their shows. They were also heard on the local rock radio station. The group was never offered a contract for either release.
In 1975 Joe Farace left the band. Coulson and Rizzo continued the group which finally called it a day in late 1978. Both Orange Wedge LPs have been reissued in the 00's in the States and also have been reissued as a 2 LP German import on "Little Wing".
Tracklist:
1. S.P.
2. Hungary Man
3. No One Left But Me
4. Dream
5. Whisky & Gin
6. People
7. The Gate
Bonus:
8. People (7' Version / Radio Edit)


Band members:
Joe Farace - guitars
Don Cowger - bass
Tom Rizzo - drums & percussion
Greg Coulson - vocals, chimes
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The Parlour Band - Is A Friend? (1971)

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THE PARLOUR BAND were a progressive melodic / hard rock band from the Channel Island of Jersey. They signed to the Decca progressive imprint label, Deram and recorded their debut album 'Is A Friend?' in 1972.
Later the band changed their name and musical style towards a more American 'AOR' Rock sound and became A BAND CALLED 'O', which they later shortened to THE O BAND.

Tracklist:
1. Forgotten Dreams
2. Pretty Haired Girl
3. Spring's Sweet Comfort
4. Early Morning Eyes
5. Follow Me
6. Evening
7. Don't Be Sad
8. Little Goldie
9. To Happiness
10. Home
a). Once More Loneliness
b). Fortress
c). Home

Members:
Peter Filleul - lead vocals, keyboards, rhythm acoustic
Pix - vocals, lead vocals (on "Evening"), wah wah Gibson
Craig Anders - vocals, electric, acoustic & slide guitar
Mark Ashley Anders - vocals, bass
Jerry Robins - percussion