Mar 31, 2013

Jan Dukes De Grey - Sorcerers (1970)

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Tracklist:
1. Dragons
2. Rags, Old Iron
3. 28th June, Village Song
4. High Priced Room
5. Sorcerers
6. Ode To A Schoolgirl
7. The Cheering Crowd
8. Out Of The Eastern Hills
9. M.S.S
10. Texas
11. Yorkshire Indian Sitting In The Sun
12. Wonder Child
13. Dominique
14. Trust Me Now
15. Forms
16. City After 3:00 AM
17. Butterfly
18. Turkish Time



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Mar 29, 2013

Colin Blunstone - Journey (1974)

FLAC TRACKS+LOG+Covers | 307 mb+3% recovery

allmusic:
Colin Blunstone's third solo outing is not as consistent as his first two, but its best moments are easily on par with the best tracks on One Year and Ennismore. This time out, production was handled solely by ex-Zombie Chris White, who was also co-producing and writing for the group Argent at the time. Among the highlights are "Keep the Curtains Closed Today" and "Beginning," both of which incorporate sublime vocal arrangements by the King's Singers. Elsewhere, on tracks like "This Is Your Captain Calling," there's an apparent attempt to conform to the contemporary pop sounds of the (mid-'70s) era. However, Blunstone's voice is better suited to the styles employed throughout his first two LPs, in particular the melancholy string backings of One Year. As a result, Journey is somewhat of a mixed bag. Colin's chart success has tended to come when he's worked in a style better suited to his voice (e.g. "Say You Don't Mind"), and Journey failed to spawn a hit single. Still, for Blunstone aficionados, the best tracks on Journey make it a worthwhile effort. (Collector's note: The American and British versions of Journey feature a different track lineup and cover artwork. The Canadian version is the same as the British.)
Tracklist:
1. Wonderful
2. Beginning
3. Keep The Curtains Closed Today
4. Weak For You
5. Beware
6. Smooth Operator
7. This Is Your Captain Calling
8. Something Happens When You Touch Me
9. Setting Yourself Up
10. Lover Brother
11. Shadow Of A Doubt
12. It's Magical
13. You Who Are Lonely



Personnel:
Colin Blunstone - vocals, guitar
Rod Argent - piano, keyboards
Duncan Browne - guitar
Derek Griffiths - guitar
Richard Kerr - piano
Pete Wingfield - keyboards
Terry Poole - drums
Jim Toomey - drums
John Beecham - horn
Michael Cotton - horn
Nick Newell - horn
Kings Singers - background vocals

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Mar 23, 2013

Totty - Totty (1977)

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Christian powertrio hardrock out of Tulsa with some psych and prog flashes not unlike Truth & Janey. Incessant guitar riffing and soloing throughout, superb bass playing, only weak spot are the vocals which almost drown in the music. A few weaker barrockers, but 3-4 extended killer blowouts make this an essential item for local 70s hardrock fans. The closing 8-minute "Somebody Help Me" is about as good as it gets for me. The band also had a lesser LP "Too" in 1981...
Tracklist:
1. Thus Saith The Lord
2. T-Town Tears
3. Crack In The Cosmic Egg
4. Love Down By One Share
5. I'Ve Done Made Up My Mind
6. Wicked Truth
7. Trying To Forget You
8. Take Me Away Jesus
9. Somebody Help Me


Musicians:
Dennis Totty - gutar, vocals
Byron Totty - bass, vocals
David Blue - drums (6, 9)   
George Cooper - drums (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8)
Roger Roden - drums (4)

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Mar 22, 2013

Peter Banks - Two Sides Of Peter Banks (1973)


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Tracklist:
1. Visions Of The King
2. The White House Vale
3. Knights

4. Battles
5. Knights (reprise)
6. Last Eclipse
7. Beyond The Lonliest Sea
8. Stop That!
9. Get Out Of My Fridge

Musicians:
Peter Banks - electric and acoustic guitar, ARP, Minimoog, and Fender piano
Jan Akkerman - electric guitar (1,4,6,8,9), acoustic guitar (7)
Ray Bennett - bass guitar (3-5,8,9)
Phil Collins - drums (4,5,8,9)
Steve Hackett - electric guitar (5)
Mike Hough - drums (3)
John Wetton - bass guitar (5)

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Mar 21, 2013

By request: Butterflies In My Stomach - Magic Store (2011)


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Tracklist:
1. Magic Store
2. Million Dollar Baby
3. Bumblebee
4. Another You
5. Who Is So Romantic
6. Colors
7. Sometimes
8. Act As If
9. Tricoul
10. Clipe Netrăite  
11. Lucrurile Bune
Bonus tracks:
12. Act As If (2007)
13. Danny (2005)



Musicians:
Dinu Michaela - vocals
Jonut Mititelu - guitar
Mugurel Coman - piano, synthesizer
Ieronim Pogorilovschi - trombone, synthesizer, computer
Bujor Stoicovici - basses, synthesizer, computer
Ciprian Moisescu - drums

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Mar 14, 2013

By request: Ten Years After - Alvin Lee And Company (1972)


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allmusic:
After Ten Years After found commercial success with a new record label, Columbia, and the hit single "I'd Love to Change the World," the band's former label released this collection of outtakes from earlier recording sessions. One listen shows why these tracks were not included on album releases at the time of their recording
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Tracklist:
1. The Sounds
2. Rock Your Mama
3. Hold Me Tight
4. Standing At The Crossroads
5. Portable People
6. Boogie On
7. Spider In My Web
8. Hear Me Calling
9. I'm Going Home 

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Mar 12, 2013

Re-upload by request: Alvin Lee - Detroit Diesel (1987)


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Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine (allmusic.com):
By the time of 1986's Detroit Diesel, Alvin Lee had settled down somewhat. No longer were his songs simply showcases for his astonishingly fast technique, and he was able to open his blues jams into funky grooves. That doesn't mean that Detroit Diesel is a particuarly remarkable album, but it does have more enjoyable moments, such as the Stonesy "Too Late to Run for Cover," than the average latter-day Lee album.

Tracklist:
1. Detroit Diesel
2. Shot In The Dark
3. Too Late To Run For Cover
4. Talk Don't Bother Me
 
5. Ordinary Man
6. Heart Of Stone
7. She's So Cute
8. Back In My Arms
9. Don't Want To Fight
10. Let's Go

Credits:
                            Alvin Lee - vocals, guitar, harmonica, drum programming, drums, bass
                            Vicky Brown - backing vocals
                            Mick Fe'at - backing vocals, bass
                            Steve Gould - backing vocals, synthesizer, guitar [rhythm], vocals
                            Boz Burrell, Leo Lyons - bass
                            Alan Young, Bryson Graham - drums
                            Joe Brown - fiddle
                            George Harrison - guitar [slide]
                            Tim Hinckley - keyboards, backing vocals
                            David Hubbard - keyboards, bass [synth]
                            Jon Lord - organ
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Re-upload by request: Alvin Lee & Mylon LeFevre - On The Road To Freedom (1973)


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Ten Years After guitarist Lee teamed up with gospel crooner LeFevre for a session that could be best described as hard spiritual rock. It was recorded at George Harrison's studio. The 1973 album features guest shots from George Harrison, Stevie Winwood, Ronnie Wood, and Jim Capaldi, among others.
Tracklist:
1. On The Road To Freedom
2. The World Is Changing (I Got A Woman Back In Georgia)
3. So Sad (No Love Of His Own)
4. Fall Angel
5. Funny
6. We Will Shine
7. Carry My Load
8. Lay Me Back
9. Let 'Em Say What They Will
10. I Can't Take It
11. Riffin
12. Rockin' Til The Sun Goes Down
13. So Sad (No Love Of His Own) [Bonus single]

 
Personnel:
Alvin Lee - guitar, bass, sitar, vocals
Mylon LeFevre - 12-string guitar, bass, percussion, vocals
with
George Harrison - guitar, slide guitar, bass, back vocals
Ron Wood - 12-string guitar, bass, drums
Steve Winwood - piano
Tim Hinkley - piano, organ, background vocals
Boz Burrell - bass, background vocals
Bob Black - steel guitar
Andy Stein - fiddle
Jim Capaldi - drums
Reebop Kwaku Baah - congas
Mick Fleetwood - drums
Ian Wallace - drums
Mike Patto - percussion, back vocals

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Re-upload by request: Nitzinger - One Foot In History (1972)


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John Nitzinger, a Texas legend, has been a worldwide force behind rock and roll since the ‘70’s.  His song writing style is unique and diversified.  He is known for his contribution to the development of the signature sound of “Texas Rock and Blues”... Read more...
Tracklist:
1. Take A Picture
2. Motherlode
3. Good Bless The Pervert
4. Earth Eater
5. Driftwood
6. Let The Living Grow
 
7. Cripple Gnat Bounce
8. One Foot In History
9. Uncle John
10. Texas Blues / Jelly Roll (Bonus track)

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Also:
Nitzinger - Nitzinger (1971)

Mar 7, 2013

Re-post: Zephyr - Going Back To Colorado (1971)


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The bands second release was a positive evolution. This time Jimi Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer was behind the board, and he helped the band more fully capture it’s trademark live stylings onto tape. Robbie Chamberlin is replaced by Bobby Berge on drums, but otherwise the lineup remains the same. Tommy’s playing is closer to the trademark sound he has become so famous for. As with Zephyr, this CD also is a must have for any Tommy collector.
Tracklist:
1. Going Back To Colorado
2. Miss Libertine
3. Night Fades Softly
4. The Radio Song
5. See My People Come Together
6. Showbizzy
7. Keep Me
8. Take My Love
9. I'll Be Right Here
10. At This Very Moment

Band: 
David Givens - bass
Bobby Berge - drums
Tommy Bolin - guitar
Candy Givens - piano, vocals, harmonica
John Faris - organ, piano, soprano saxophone, flute

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Mar 5, 2013

Smith - Minus-Plus (1970)

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allmusic.com:
Basically a mainstream pop/rock band with hard rock and soul-influenced arrangements, Smith hit the Top Ten in 1969 with their drastically revised cover of the Shirelles' "Baby It's You." Featuring three lead singers and a B-3 Hammond organ, their strongest asset was their most frequent vocalist, Gayle McCormick, an accomplished female blue-eyed soul belter. Most of their material consisted of covers of popular rock and R&B tunes, and they broke up after a couple of albums, though the singles "What Am I Gonna Do" (co-written by Carole King) and "Take a Look Around" made the middle of the charts. McCormick had a couple of small hits in 1971 and made a few albums in the early '70s as a soloist.
Tracklist:
1. You Don't Love Me (Yes I Know)
2. Born In Boston
3. Comin' Back To Me
4. Feel The Magic
5. Jason
6. What Am I Gonna Do
7. Take A Look Around
8. Since You've Been Gone
9. Circle Man
10. Minus-Plus


Line-up:
Gayle McCormick - vocals
Alan Parker - guitars, vocals
Jud Hass - bass, vocals
Bob Evans - drums, percussion
Larry Moss - keyboards

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Mar 4, 2013

Pushking - Selection vol. 2 (1999)

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Tracklist:
1. Hoop
2. Dissilusion
3. Wiseman
4. Princess
5. Brave Song
6. Happy Newer Year
7. Good Times
8. I'm Not Mad
9. Gently Wheeps Mandolin
10. Fellow Travellers
11. Hey Lary
12. Silhoette
13. Free Man
14. Mr. Willson
15. The Garden Undone

 

Musicians:
Vocal by Koha
Drums & percussion by Andrey Kruglov
Keyboards by Viktor Drobysh
Guitars by Nikolai Egerev, Valeriy Kocheguro, Aleksandr Skriabin
Accoustic guitars by Valeriy Kocheguro, Aleksandr Skriabin
Bass by Valeriy Sudakov
Mandolin by Valeriy Kocheguro

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Mar 3, 2013

Pushking - Selection vol. 1 (1999)

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Tracklist:
1. Kukarracha
2. Mama
3. Little To Lose
4. Faith
5. Angels Of Death
6. My Simple Song
7. Bad Loving - Bad Deal
8. Nicolas
9. Whiskey In The Morning
10. Virtual Baby
11. I Really Need Your Body
12. Teaser
13. All My Real Friends
14. Underground
15. I Love You

 

Musicians:
Vocal by Koha
Drums & percussion by Andrey Kruglov
Keyboards by Viktor Drobysh
Guitars by Nikolai Egerev, Valeriy Kocheguro, Aleksandr Skriabin
Accoustic guitars by Valeriy Kocheguro, Aleksandr Skriabin
Bass by Valeriy Sudakov
Mandolin by Valeriy Kocheguro

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Mar 2, 2013

Symphonic Slam - Symphonic Slam (1976)

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Symphonic Slam was mainly about Timo Laine (born in Finland, and moved to America as a child), and his polyphonic guitar synthesizer. The rest of the band was filled out by drummer John Lowery, and keyboardist David Stone.
Timo had been playing the club circuit for a while, but it wasn't until he relocated to Canada that things began to happen. It was there that Symphonic Slam was discovered by A&M Records. What set them apart was the $10,000 360 systems guitar synthesizer prototype. This led to the release of their 1976 self-titled album. Read more
Tracklist:
1. Universe
2. Everytime
3. Fold Back
4. I Won't Cry
5. Let It Grow
 
6. Modane Train
7. Times Run Short
8. Days (instrumental)
9. Summer Rain
10. How Do You Stand (Before The Lord)


The band:
Timo Laine - vocals, guitars, guitar synthesizer
John Lowry - drums
David Stone - keyboards

 

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Mar 1, 2013

Nitzinger - Nitzinger (1971)

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Nitzinger is the band named after Texan guitarist John Nitzinger, whose long career has yielded sporadic releases and on-stage appearances for over three decades, starting in the late '60s. Hailing from the city of Fort Worth, John Nitzinger was, by his own account, a precocious songwriter and musician and was involved in several bands and nondescript single releases in the mid- to late '60s. But it wasn't until the next decade that the Nitzinger name began gaining recognition -- first as a sometime songwriter for fellow Texans Bloodrock, and then, after recruiting bassist Curly Benton and drummer Linda Waring, to create a power trio named after himself. This lineup recorded an eclectic eponymous debut album (part bluesy boogie rock, part esoteric post-psych) for Capitol in 1971 and briefly broke into the American charts' Top 200 with a spunky Southern rock single called "Louisiana Cock Fight." Read more
Tracklist:
1. L.A. Texas Boy
2. Ticklelick
3. No Sun
4. Louisiana Cock Fight

5. Boogie Queen
6. Witness To The Truth
7. Nature Of Your Taste
8. My Last Goodbye
9. Enigma
10. Hero Of The War
Bonus tracks (1974):
11. King's X
12. Pretty Boy Shuffle


John Nitzinger - lead guitar, lead vocals
Curly Benton - bass, vocals
Bugs Henderson - lead guitar
Linda Waring - percussion section, vocals

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