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Whiskey Headed Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson - Bluebird Blues (Vinyl, LP)

Unfortunately this week's show has no Cream tracks. Rest in peace, Jack :. Well, it looks like things are settling back into a routine following seven weeks of backup shows followed by three weeks of shows with no vinyl sources.

This was because of the British custom of not including songs on LPs that were also available as 45 RPM singles which, unlike their American counterparts, remained available for sale indefinitely or extended play 45s which had no US counterpart. In the US, however, Paint It Black was used to open the album, giving the entire LP a different feel from the British version it had a different cover as well.

Paint It Black is also the only song on Aftermath that was mixed only in mono, although US stereo pressings used an electronic rechannelling process to create a fake stereo sound.

Luckily for everyone's ears, modern CDs use the unenhanced mono mix of the tune. In a sense, then, Aftermath can be considered the very foundation of album rock, as more and groups put their most creative energy into making albums rather than singles in the ensuing years.

Thanks, Stones. Their only album, Restless Night, only sold a few hundred copies and already sounded a bit dated when it appeared in Two of the band's members, however, found greater success after Octopus disbanded.

Paul Griggs, who wrote the song Rainchild, spent nearly a decade with the band Guys 'n' Dolls, while his brother Nigel went down under and joined Split Enz in Three years later, after Hendrix had released a pair of successful albums on the Reprise label with his new band, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Capitol records issued the Knight sessions as an LP called Get That Feeling, giving Hendrix equal billing with Knight.

Additionally, Capitol claimed that the guitarist LP) under contract to them. Eventually the matter was settled by Hendrix promising to provide Capitol with an album of new material by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, although it was not specified whether the album be made up of studio or live recordings.

While all this was going on, the Experience disbanded, leaving Hendrix bandless and under pressure to come up with new material for his regular label, Reprise, as well as the Capitol album.

The solution was to record a set of concerts at the Fillmore East on December 31st, and January 1st,and release the best of these recordings as a live album on the Capitol label, freeing Hendrix up to concentrate on a new studio album for Reprise. The live album, Band Of Gypsys, ended up being the last album of new material to be released during the guitarist's lifetime.

For one thing, one of the group's most visible members, guitarist Skip Spence, had gone awol from the band and was only heard on the album's final track. For another, MG 69 had more than a dash of country-rock at a time when the term country-rock had not yet been invented. Finally, the entire album had a kind of unfinished feel to it.

This may have been the result of a deliberate attempt to avoid the production excesses of their second LP, Wow. It's also possible that the Grape audience was not quite ready for the incorporation of 50s doo-wop vocals on the album's opening track, Ooh Mama Ooh. Whatever the reason, the album stalled out at on the Billboard charts, although in more recent years it has come to be seen as a precursor to the so-called California Sound of bands like Poco and the Eagles.

Although Settle was the official leader on the first album, it was Rogers who would emerge as the star of the band, even to the point of eventually changing the band's name to Kenny Rogers and the First Edition.

That change reflected a shift from psychedelic to country flavored pop that would eventually propel Rogers to superstar status. It is, in fact, Status Quo, quite possibly the nearest thing to a real life version of Spinal Tap.

On the other hand, they remain popular in Scandanavia, playing to sellout crowds on a regular basis yes, they are still together. Among those issues was the cover of their LP Face To Face, which bandleader Ray Davies reportedly hated, as the flower power theme was not at all representative of the band's music.

There were internal problems as well, with bassist Peter Quaife even quitting the band for about a month during the recording of Face To Face. The original recording was edited down to less than three minutes on both releases.

In Sundazed issued a previously unreleased recording of the Spoonful's high energy cover of the Hollywood Argyles hit Alley Oop on 45 RPM vinyl, backed with a longer, less edited version of Night Owl Blues made from the same original recording as the earlier release.

The track features blues harp from John Sebastian and a rare electric guitar solo from Zal Yanovsky. While this is undoubtably true, there is some evidence that much of the blame for this falls on the band itself.

It is well-known that the members of the Watchband were far more interested in blowing the competition of the stage which they did quite regularly than they were in making records. This attitude apparently extended to their movie appearances as well. According to bassist Bill Flores, the band knew six months in advance they would be doing a fim called The Love-In, yet nobody made a serious effort to write any songs for it. As soon as they stepped off the plane in L. The tune ended up being released as the band's next single their first for the Tower label and was included on their debut album, No Way Out, as well.

Miller himself was originally from Chicago, and had cut his musical teeth in Texas. Appropriately enough, the best-known track from Sailor, and the first Steve Miller Band song to get significant national radio exposure, was Living In The U. Of all the members of the "pre-fab four" Tork was the most serious about making the group into a real band, and was the most frustrated when things didn't work out that way.

A talented multi-instrumentalist, Tork had been a part of the Greenwich Village scene since the early 60s, where he became close friends with Stephen Stills. Both Tork and Stills had relocated to the west coast when Stills auditioned for the Monkees and was asked if he had a "better looking" musician friend that might be interested in the part.

Although Tork was, by all accounts, the best guitarist in the Monkees, he found himself cast as the "lovable dummy" bass player on the TV show and had a difficult time being taken seriously as a musician because of that. During the brief period in when the members of the band did play their own instruments on their recordings, Tork could be heard on guitar, bass, banjo, harpsichord and other keyboard instruments.

He also co-wrote For Pete's Sake, a song on the Headquarters album that became the closing theme for the TV show during its second and final season. Since leaving the band Tork has been involved with a variety of projects, including an occasional Monkees reunion. Leave it to Jefferson Airplane, however, to disregard the rules and release a live album with five songs making up more than half of the album that had never been released by the band. Among those five songs was Fat Angel, a song that had first appeared on Donovan's groundbreaking Sunshine Superman album.

Paul Kantner playfully substitutes the line "fly Jefferson Airplane" for the original "fly Trans-Love Airways" throughout the song, which runs over seven minutes long. Much of this resistance was because the so-called Baby Boomers were at an age where they were eligible to be drafted into military service and many of them did not relish the idea of dying in a jungle halfway around the world for someone else's political beliefs.

Of course much of this resistance was to the draft itself, and it was not limited just to young men of draftable age. Among the most prominent figures in the draft resistance movement was folk singer Joan Baez, who made the issue a focal point of her performance at the Woodstock Performing Arts Festival in the summer of Earlier that year she had released an LP called David's Album as a gift to her husband, who was about to go to prison for resisting the draft.

Among the songs on that album was Rock Salt And Nails, written by Bruce "Utah" Phillips, himself a labor organizer, folk singer, storyteller, poet and self-described anarchist who was sometimes known as the "Golden Voice of the Great Southwest". A promo single pairing Rock Salt And Nails with the album's opening track, If I Knew, was pressed by Baez's label, Vanguard, but it is not known whether the record was ever released commercially.

Freed of the responsibilities of the road and under the influence of mind-expanding substancesthe band members found themselves discovering new sonic possibilities as never before or sincehitting a creative peak with their album Sgt.

Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, often cited as the greatest album ever recorded. The individual Beatles were about to move in separate musical directions, but as of Sgt. Pepper's were still functioning mostly as a single unit, as is heard on the chorus of Getting Better, in which Paul McCartney's opening line, "I have to admit it's getting better", is immediately answered by John Lennon's playfully cynical "can't get no worse".

The members continued to experiment with their instrumentation as well, such as George Harrison's use of sitar on the song's bridge, accompanied by Ringo Starr's bongos. Unlike most events in the city that year, this one did not tie in to the emerging hippy culture. Rather, the event drew bands that were in their element when playing high school dances and teen clubs although the Charlatans did make an appearance.

The winners of that battle were Butch Engle and the Styx. Eighteen months later, their only single appeared on the Onyx label and was distributed throughout the bay area. Although the album was not particularly well-received at the time, it has, in more recent years, come to be regarded as a classic. Hotel Hell is a moody piece that showcases Eric Burdon's darker side.

Artist: Buffalo Springfield Title: Bluebird Source: LP: Homer soundtrack originally released on LP: Buffalo Springfield Again Writer s : Stephen Stills Label: Cotillion original label: Atco Year: When it comes right down to it Buffalo Springfield has one of the highest ratios of songs recorded to songs played on the radio of any band in history, especially if you only count the two albums Whiskey Headed Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson - Bluebird Blues (Vinyl of material that was released while the band was still active.

This is probably because Buffalo Springfield had more raw songwriting talent than just about any two other bands. Although Neil Young was just starting to hit his stride as a songwriter, bandmate Stephen Stills was already at an early peak, as songs like Bluebird clearly demonstrate.

The first two discs in the set, however, were early recordings that had never been made available except through bootlegs. Less than two years after the box set was released, those two discs were released separately as Birth Of The Dead.

The second disc consists of some of the band's earliest live recordings made directly from the sound board by Owsley Stanley. As Stanley's intent was to provide the band with something they could use to critique their own performance, the stereo mix puts the vocals in one channel and everything else in the other although there is enough bleedthrough on the vocal mikes to create a phantom center channel.

One of the most enjoyable of these early recordings is the Dead's cover of James Moore's I'm A King Bee, a blues classic that was also performed by John Belushi on an early episode of Saturday Night Live in full bee regalia, even. In fact, the majority of working musicians are members of cover bands, playing a variety of venues all over the world.

Most of these bands will never see the inside of a recording studio. There have been times and places, however, when even cover bands could get recording contracts, especially if they had a sizable local following. They recorded a series of singles for several different local labels, one of which was Garden Of My Mind, a freakbeat tune written by guitarist Mickey Waller and vocalist Alan Marks and released on the Direction label.

As the decade wore on and the Mod fad began to die out, the Mickey Finn as they were then known found itself playing more and more on the European continent, eventually calling it a day or night in Their fourth LP, Ssssh! The best known track was a hard rocking version of the Sonny Boy Williamson blues classic Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, which had already been covered by several rock bands.

Labels: the renegadesthirteen womenvideos. It was a rare moment when two bands from different decades and continents not only played consecutively, but simultaneously. In an era when one gig and performance is much the same as another, this was a special night that could only be fully appreciated by those in attendance. Until now. Primal Scream took a while to get fully loaded. Follow that motherfuckers. Brother Wayne Kramer in his white suit, stars and stripes Strat and freaky dancing, led the way.

My old band, all those years ago, tried it unsuccessfully as we dreamt of being the MC5. You can bet your bottom dollar Bobby has dreamt it too, and there he was living out his fantasy as his flippy-floppy dance went into overdrive. It was fascinating to see the contrasting styles of Gillespie and Duvall go head-to-head as the bands laid down a holy racket around them. The MC5! I still can't get across how brilliant this was. At least now I don't have to. Labels: album reviewsblack to commjohn sinclairlive reviewsmc5primal scream.

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