sexta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2017

A New Place to Live - Symphonic Progressive Rock

Um álbum bem obscuro, com poucas informações. Direto do Canadá, um som meio Prog, meio Krautrock. Encontrei apenas este comentário abaixo...

Yes, this one's credited to A New Place To Live, but for all intents and purposes it's a Robert John Gallo release with studio backing from singer Joey Carbon and guitarist Richard Zito of Sounds of Modification fame.   As an added bonus, radio/television personality John Zacherly  recited the poetic segments.   Written, arranged, conducted, and produced by Gallo 1972's "A New Place To Live" was also  released on Gallo's Mandala label.  Quite an industrious guy !!!  A concept piece seemingly based on American psychic Edgar Cayce and a bizarre mixture of ecological concerns, history, religion, social commentary, and probably way too many illicit substances, the album sported one of the strangest plotlines I've come across. To quote the liner notes:  "Due to recent occurrences in the world, I would like to bring your attention to my concept album " A New Place To Live".  Written by Robert John Gallo more than two year ago.  Its meaning and significance take on a frightening yet truthful aspect now that the earthquakes and other disturbing occurrence of nature have begun."  Some of you will swear I'm makin' this stuff up.

Conductor, Producer, Written-By – Bob John Gallo* (tracks: A1-A5,B1,B2,B4)
Guitar – Richard Zito*
Narrator [Poems Recited] – John Zacherly*
Vocals – Joey Carbone

quinta-feira, 23 de fevereiro de 2017

1860 Band - Progressive Funk

The 1860 band was a New Zealand group who took their name from the establishment they held residency at.(The 1860 Tavern in Wellington). Their sole LP released in 1978. Formed by Rodger Fox (The Rodger Fox Big Band, Quincy Conserve) the band also included Dave Pearson and other Quincy Conserve members Peter Blake, Billy Brown, Geoff Culverwell and Martin Winch (Espresso Guitar). Quincy Conserve Group recorded from 1968 to 1975. Rodger Fox is a New Zealand jazz trombonist, big band leader, jazz educator, arranger and producer. 

Group Members: Rodger Fox (Trombone) - Martin Winch (Guitar) - Geoff Culverwell
(Trumpet, Flugal, Vocals) - Peter Blake (Keys) - Billy Brown (Drums) - Rob Winch (Bass) 

145th Street Deluxe Blues Band

145th Street is a five-piece blues band that plays pubs, clubs, casinos, and festivals around San Diego. The group was founded in 2002 by singer/harpist Steve Bulger, aka Stevie B, and Marco Marrewa on guitar as the Bossmen.

“We added bass and drums, and all of the sudden, we had a band,” says Bulger. The winning lineup includes Mike Bullard on bass and a sax player from New Orleans by way of Southeast San Diego named Walter Gentry. The sax man’s dad owned a barbershop in Southeast. When he died, Walter came home and worked the shop for a while. (“He doesn’t cut hair anymore,” says Bulger.)

While Gentry was playing New Orleans gigs, he met Tony Peterson, a drummer who would also come to San Diego and eventually join 145th Street.

Their debut CD, 145th Street Deluxe Blues Band, was nominated Best Blues Album at the 2005 San Diego Music Awards. Joe Walsh heard a copy and liked it. “He said it was pretty fucking good,” says Bulger.

The group has opened for acts such as B.B. King, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Charlie Musselwhite, Tommy Castro, and others. They’ve had a residency at Patrick’s II in the Gaslamp for years and Bulger says they’ve played Humphrey’s Backstage, the House of Blues, 4th&B, “and all the local festivals.”

But 145th Street has otherwise been off the local radar. Why? “That’s a good question.” Bulger puts the blame on lack of self-promotion. “When people hear us, they say, ‘Holy shit, are you guys from around here?’”

Bulger, who lives in Serra Mesa and is a distant relative of ex-mobster Whitey Bulger, explains the band’s name: one-four-five describes the chord changes in the 12-bar blues. “We added ‘Street’ because that’s where everything happens.” They carry an old-school wallop redolent of the 1960s, when rock bands were romancing traditional blues. “We don’t play the usual blues covers.”

In late 2011, the band won a series of elimination rounds to end up as Blues Lovers United of San Diego’s (BLUSD) designated hometown choice for the International Blues Challenge in Memphis at the end of January, 2012. The International Blues Challenge is the world’s largest battle of the blues bands. It takes place over five days. More than 748 musicians from 13 countries compete. Oceanside’s Nathan James & Ben Hernandez won the solo/duo title in 2007.

quarta-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2017

Principal Edwards Magic Theater

Principal Edwards Magic Theatre was a 14-member communal performance art collective in the United Kingdom made up of musicians, poets, dancers, and sound and lighting technicians.The collective was originally formed at the University of Exeter in the late 1960s, and then was later based at farmhouse in Kettering, Northamptonshire as a commune after educational studies were causing conflict with their musical activities. The core of the group was Belinda Borquin, David Jones, and Root Cartwright backed by several musicians and dancers.

The group was signed to John Peel's Dandelion Records after he witnessed their first gig, and their single, "The Ballad of a Big Girl Now", was released in 1969. Following the single was the release (under the same label) of two albums - Soundtrack and The Asmoto Running Band - the second of which was produced by Nick Mason of Pink Floyd. During this time, the group opened for several acts including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Fleetwood Mac. The sometimes whimsical, sometimes epic (verging on progressive rock) writing style of guitarist Root Cartwright, was paired with the eclectic lyrical contributions of David Jones, Gillian Hadley and Monica Nettles, and was performed by vocalist Vivienne McAuliffe. The violin and recorders of Bindy Bourquin were another key element of the group's trademark sound. Lyn Edwards, originally on bongos, took over on the drumkit. The group disbanded in December 1971, but a new band with a smaller nucleus (including new bassist Richard Jones from Climax Blues Band) and a name-change to, simply, Principal Edwards, they recorded a few new singles and a third album called Round One for Deram Records. Most of the Deram recordings were also produced by Nick Mason


A Witness - Post-Punk/Indie Rock

A Witness are an English post-punk/indie rock band who were originally active in the mid-1980s alternative music scene. Their first EP Loudhailer Songs and début album I am John's Pancreas brought them to the attention of BBC Radio disc jockey John Peel, for whom they recorded four sessions. Their career was brought to a halt with the death of guitarist Rick Aitken in 1989. Founder member and songwriter Vince Hunt revived the band with a new line-up for a series of UK-wide dates in 2014 marking the 25th anniversary of Aitken's death, and the band continues to play live.

terça-feira, 21 de fevereiro de 2017

101 North (with George Duke)

In 1987, George Duke formed a R&B group called "101 North", whith Lynn Davis and the big fellows George Duke Band members Josie James, Napoleon Murphy Brock, and Carl Carwell (of Earth, Wind, and Fire). The group released their self-titled debut album in August 1987.

George Duke (Synthesizer)
Paulinho Da Costa (Percussion)
Byron Miller (Bass)
John Robinson, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler (Drums)
Dawilli Gonga (Keyboards)
Carl Carlwell, Ellis Hall, Josie James (Lead Vocals)
Carl Carwell, George Duke, Josie James, Lynn Davis, Napoleon Murphy Brock (Backing Vocals).

Northern Soul OST

Um excelente filme musical... Dois amigos desanimados com a monotonia da cidade em que vivem descobrem um novo mundo ao ouvirem pela primeira vez o legítimo soul americano. A paixão recém-adquirida logo mostra-se uma interessante possibilidade de negócio, os dois se destacam discotecando nas festas locais e, a partir de então, nada será como antes. Nem mesmo a amizade. E muito som rolando... Segue uma palhinha:

segunda-feira, 20 de fevereiro de 2017

Blues Power ~ Songs Of Eric Clapton

Although Blues Power: Songs of Eric Clapton contains a couple versions of blues standards recorded at one time or another by Clapton, it's mostly devoted to covers of Clapton compositions by blues veterans and relative newcomers alike (i.e., either influences on Clapton or artists who have been influenced by him). The performances are generally spot-on, but that's to be expected from an artist roster that includes Koko Taylor, Pinetop Perkins, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Larry McCray, and Eric Gales, among others.

All Blues'd Up! - Songs of Bob Dylan

Um grande tributo... As grandes canções de Bob Dylan cantadas por monstros do Blues & Soul... Vale a pena!!!

1 It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Taj Mahal)
2 Gotta Serve Someone (Mavis Staples)
3 Lay Lady Lay(Isaac Hayes)
4 Everything Is Broken (R.L. Burnside)
5 Pledging My Time (Luther "Guiter Jr." Johnson and the Magic Rockers)
6 I'll Be Your Baby Tonight(John Hammond, Sr.)
7 Ballad of a Thin Man (James Solberg)
8 Million Miles(Alvin Youngblood Hart)
9 Watching the River Flow (Leon Russell)
10 Wallflower (The Holmes Brothers)
11 All Along the Watchtower(Larry McCray)
12 One Too Many Mornings The Band

domingo, 19 de fevereiro de 2017

Paint It, Blue ~ Songs Of The Rolling Stones

The idea behind Paint It Blue: Songs of the Rolling Stones is such a simple, appealing one that it's a wonder that the record wasn't made before 1997. The Stones never made any secret of their debt to the blues, so it makes sense that their songs would sound good when performed by blues and R&B artists. That's the idea behind Paint It Blue -- contemporary blues and R&B artists sing some of the band's bluesiest songs. While some may quibble that the idea is a little too cute, the performances by Luther Allison ("You Can't Always Get What You Want"), Junior Wells ("(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"), Taj Mahal ("Honky Tonk Women"), Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown ("Ventilator Blues"), the Holmes Bros. ("Beast of Burden") and Bobby Womack ("It's All Over Now"), among many others, are hard to argue with. It's a rock-solid record that confirms what great songwriters Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are.

Eric Clapton & Very Good Friends!!!!

Eric Clapton matando as saudades do Cream, com Jack Bruce e Ginger Baker, além de dar uma duelada com Jimmy Page. Sonzeira.

sábado, 18 de fevereiro de 2017

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood

O ex-guitarrista do Traffic, Sr. Winwood encontra-se com o ex-guitarrista do Cream, Sr. Clapton, para relembrar os tempos de Blind Faith... Isto só podia dar em um espetáculo maravilhoso, registrado em alguns CDs. Divirtam-se.

Live on Highclere Castle,UK [a.k.a. Live at Countryside Rock Festival] 19.05.2007 - Hampshire, UK

Steve Winwood - organ. guitar, vocals 
Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals 
Jose Neto - guitar 
Paul Booth - organ, saxophone 
Karl Vanden Bossche - percussion

New York, New York - February 25, 2008

Eric Clapton - guitar, vocals
Steve Winwood - hammond organ, guitar, vocals
Chris Stainton - keyboards
Willie Weeks - bass
Ian Thomas - drums

Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor

Uma união fantástica... Mick Taylor & Eric Clapton, ao vivo de Montevideo...

Volume I

Volume II

Estadio Centenario 
Montevideo, Uruguay 
October 3, 1990 

sexta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2017

JJ Cale & Eric Clapton

Jeff Beck & Eric Clapton

E vamos em frente com as parcerias... Agora é Jeff Beck que convida Mr. Clapton para um álbum maravilhoso....

Jeff Beck with Eric Clapton - Exhaust Note
London, England - November 29/30, 2007 - Mid Valley 432-435 - TBA

November 29, 2007

Disc 1:
1. Leo Green Introduction
2. Beck's Bolero
3. Breath Eternal
4. Stratus
5. Cause We've Ended As Lovers
6. Behind The Veil
7. You Never Know
8. Blast From The East (False Start)
9. Nadia
10. Blast From The East
11. Led Boots
12. Angel Footsteps
13. Scatterbrain

Disc 2:
1. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
2. Brush With The Blues
3. Space Boogie
4. Big Block
5. A Day In The Life
6. Introduction of EC by Jeff Beck
7. Little Brown Bird (w/ EC)
8. You Need Your Love (w/ EC)
9. Where Were You

November 30, 2007

Disc 3 - with The Big Town Playboys
1. Leo Green Introduction
2. Race With The Devil
3. Crazy Legs
4. Train Kept A Rollin'
5. My Baby Left Me
6. Matchbox
7. Baby Blue
8. Honky Tonk (w/ Leo Green on sax)
Main Set:
9. Beck's Bolero
10. Breath Eternal
11. Stratus
12. Cause We've Ended As Lovers
13. Behind The Veil
14. You Never Know
15. Nadia
16. Blast From The East
17. Led Boots
18. Angel Footsteps

Disc 4:
1. Scatterbrain
2. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
3. Brush With The Blues
4. Space Boogie
5. Blanket (w/ Imogen Heap)
6. Big Block
7. A Day In The Life
8. Rollin' and Tumblin' (w/ Imogen Heap)
9. Where Were You

The Band:
Jeff Beck  guitar
Vinnie Colaiuta  drums
Jason Rebello  keyboards
Tal Wilkenfeld  bass

quinta-feira, 16 de fevereiro de 2017

Eric Clapton & Mark Knopfler

Mais uma bela parceria do Eric Clapton, com Mark Knopfler do Dire Straits. Um belo trabalho, onde os estilos de guitarras se confrontam e se harmonizam. Assim como Clapton, Knopfler tem seu estilo único, dedilhado que caracterizou as canções do Dire Straits. Um excelente álbum...

01. Crossroads
02. White Room
03. I Shot The Sheriff
04. Bell Bottom Blues
05. Lay Down Sally
06. I Wanna Make Love To You
07. After Midnight
08. Can’t Find My Way Home
09. Forever Man

01. Same Old Blues
02. Tearing Us Apart
03. Cocaine
04. Layla
05. Behind The Mask
06. Sunshine Of Your Love
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