Sunday, July 5, 2015

M - 16

01 jumpin' jack flash - anandar shankar
02 albert's shuffle - al kooper & mike bloomfield
03 elenore rigby - jerry garcia
04 cool million - lovin' spoonful
05 stoned - rolling stones
06 expectations - savage resurrection
07 crosstown traffic - phil upchurch
08 fluff - black sabbath
09 chock lite puddin' merl saunders
10 free flight - ted nugent's amboy dukes
11 space jam - spirit
12 too close to the sun - ray manzarek
13 majesty's honky tonk - rolling stones
14 candle of life - moody blues
15 nuages - king crimson
16 classical gas - mason williams
17 foggy mountain breakdown - lester flatt & earl scruggs
18 tanyet - ceylieb people
19 aim the vimana toward the dorian sector = orange alabaster mushroom
20 fool's go;d - poco
21 the storm - hunters
22 dark side of the mushroom - chocolate watchband
23 uncle jam - ten years after
24 insrumental in f minor - electric prunes

Saturday, July 4, 2015


Original artwork By Franflow

Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Blues #3 – Brilliant Outtakes, Demos, Sessions & More (1967/1970)

A very nice set. Worth it alone for the great jam on Blue Suede Blues.

01 - #3 (2:12)
Inst. Outtake from AYE Sessions - Olympic Studio, London April 3rd 1967
02 - If 6 Was 9 (5:57)
Alternate Recording, Olympic Studio, London 1967
03 - Little Wing (3:23)
Inst. Demo Take 1 - Olympic Studio, London October 25th 1967
04 - Little Mis Lover (2:21)
Alternate version - Olympic Studio, London October 1st,3rd 1967
05 - Sweet Angel (4:11)
Inst. Demo of Angel - Olympic Studio, London November 13th, December 28th 1967
06 – Somewhere (3:48)
Early Demo - Sound Center, New York - March 1968
07 - It's Too Bad (8:52)
Record Plant, New York - February 11th 1969
08 - Earth Blues (4:08)
Alternate Version with backing vocals by the Ronettes - Record Plant, New York, Dec. 19th 1969
09 - Cherokee Mist (6:02)
Unreleased Version - Electric Lady Studios, New York, June 24th 1970
10 - Purple Haze (2:56)
Take 1 - DeLane Lea Studios, London, Jan-Feb 1967
11 - The Things I Used To Do (4:06)
Vocal Take #4 with Stephen Stills/J. Winter/Dallas Taylor - Record Plant, New York, May 1969
12 - Room Full Of Mirrors (2:58)
Record Plant, New York, November 17th 1969
13 - Gypsy Eyes (4:14)
Acoustic Demo

Bonus tracks:
14 - Seven Dollars In My Pocket Blues (10:39)
Unreleased Demo
15 - Heartbreak Hotel/Blue Suede Shoes (11:35)
Record Plant, New York, January 23rd 1970

Total time 01:17:22

Friday, July 3, 2015


Rapture in the Chambers was a 1988 album by Spirit. It remains the only Spirit LP or CD still out of print So I thought you Spirit fans would enjoy it.

It was their first "proper" album since their 1976 album Farther Along, which had featured almost the entire original line-up (Jay Ferguson, who was concentrating on his solo career, was absent). Their albums since that time had mostly consisted of archival releases, live albums, a re-union attempt, and Future Games, which is largely considered to be a Randy California solo album in everything but name. It was also their final album for an established label, IRS Records.

The primary line-up for this album was Randy, Ed and John Locke. Mark Andes also appeared on two tracks, and Randy's sister Janet provided harmony vocals on Hard Love.

Track listing

   1. Hard Love
   2. Love Tonight
   3. Thinking Of
   4. Rapture In The Chambers
   5. Mojo Man
   6. Contact
   7. The Prisoner
   8. One Track Mind
   9. Enchanted Forest
  10. Human Sexuality
  11. Shera Princess Of Power
  12. End Suite.

Thursday, July 2, 2015


After the failed attempt at a band reunion (all original members)  in 1974-75 the Beau Brummels tried again 10 years later with new members.. They did manage to release a new single but to no avail . Declan Mulligan should be credited for trying to keep the group together

In my own opinion their 75 reunion LP was pretty good. I still enjoy hearing these guys and their style of music,
The Beau Brummels in 1984
Decaln Mulligan. Terry Thorn, Sal Valentino.. Jim Moyles & John Hjort

beau brummels 
San Francisco 
golden gate park

01 - Intros
02 Love can Fall A long Way Down
03 Melody
04 Just A Little
05 Native Sons 
06 Goldrush
07 Pot Of Steel
08 Sad Little Girl
09 Watching The Night To End
10 Laugh Laugh
11 Back To Life
12 Hard Time Lovin'
13 Goodbye
14 Black Is Black( encore)


01 let's go away for a while - beach boys
02 69 guitars - 69 cats
03 simple simon - move
04 last band on side one - big brother & the holding company
05 apache - babe ruth
06 sage and spirit - grateful dead
07 rot gut- ted nugent & the amboy dukes
08 black pit - steppenwolf
09 untitled lullaby - budgie
10 suntronics - spirit
11 walk in santiago - country joe mcdonald
12 promise her anything but give her arpeggio - big brother
13 i live in conneticutt - aerosmith
14 banjo - jefferson airplane
15 blt - lee oskar
16 they laughed when i sat at the piano - egg
17 we are not alone -  frank zappa
18 pali gap - jimi hendrix
19 sugar cube - electric tommorrow
20 time is tight - booker t & the mg's
21 honky tonk - moby grape
22 from way out to way under - shadows of knight
23 after forever - black sabbath
24 epitaph - king crimson

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


 I thought it was time to revisit the music deemed as Klassic on the radio station KSHE out of St. Louis. here's some history of "Sweetmeat"

The station mascot is a sunglasses-and-headphones-wearing pig named "Sweetmeat," the likeness of which originally appeared on the cover of Blodwyn Pig's 1969 album 'Ahead Rings Out'.
Like the pig pictured on the LP cover, Sweetmeat first appeared with a joint in his mouth. This "controversial" detail disappeared in the early '80s in favor of an updated, cartoon "rocker" pig. Originally, Sweetmeat was a female. At one point, a contest was held, which allowed listeners to name her children, which there were two of, a male and a female,  Then, sometime in the '80s (More than likely at the same time the "Rocker" pig image was put into place), Sweetmeat suddenly became a male character. In recent years, the station has returned to using the original image, along with the original KSHE-95 text logo.

01 circus - string drivin thing
02 black cloud - trapeze
03 another way out - brave belt
04 if i had arocket launcher - bruce cockburn
05 baby blue - chilliwack
06 get it right on out there - bill quateman
07 easy evil - john kay
08 fly by night - alexis
09 ebony eyes - bob welch
10 should i see - frozen ghost
11 what am i living for - mark almond
12 magnolia - poco
13 post toastee - tommy bolin
14 i can feel the fire - ron wood
15 wizard = uriah heep
16 positive vibrations - ten years after
17 ready freddy = jo jo gunne
18 sign of the gypsy queen = april wine
19 quite like you - nantucket
20 nicole - point blank
21 goin' down the road - painter
22 remember the good times - paice, ashton and lord
23 across the board - kantner,slick and freiburg
24 gypsy queen - gypsy

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


The Capricorn Tape

Recording info:
Studio outtakes considered and / or prepared for release on the 1994 CD ":Blues" (possibly also the 1995 CD "Voodoo Soup"). Includes previously uncirculated material (See tracklist for details). Excellent quality.
Origin of the title "Capricorn Tape" is unknown.

1. Getting my heart back together ( 8:14)

Record Plant, New York City, New York, USA
Composite of two takes.
First half:
Wednesday 21 May 1969 Engineer: Dave Ragno
Buddy Miles: drums, Billy Cox: bass, Unknown: congas
Second half:
Unknown date & location (1970?)
Mitch Mitchell?: drums, Billy Cox?: bass

2.  Belly button window (2:28)

Electric Lady Studios, New York City, New York, USA
Saturday 22 August 1970. Engineer: Eddie Kramer
Recorded on 1/2 inch 4-track, complete alternate take, the wah guitar part has probably been added from another take by Alan Douglas.

3.  Villanova junction (19:41) / (aka Jam / Country blues)

Record Plant, New York City, New York, USA
Friday 23 January 1970
Engineer: Bob Hughes, 2nd Engineer: Dave Ragno
Don: harmonica, Buddy Miles: drums, Billy Cox: bass

4.  Mother  (7:53) / (aka Georgia blues)

Record Plant, New York City, New York, USA
Wednesday 19 March 1969 Engineer: Gary Kellgren
Drums: Jimmy Mayes, Bass: Hank Anderson, Organ: John Winfield, Vocals & Sax: Lonnie Youngblood, Congas: unknown

5.  Lover man (2:47)

Record Plant, New York City, New York, USA
Friday 15 May 1970
Engineer: Eddie Kramer, 2nd Engineer: Tom Flye

6.  New rising sun (8:28)

Studio B, TTG Studios, 1441 N.McCadden Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Wednesday 23 October 1968
Jimi - guitar, Jimi - drums
Engineer - Angel Balestier, Second engineer - Mark Kauffman
According to the "Voodoo Soup" liner notes by Michael Fairchild "the tape itself is a nine minute reel" recorded entirely by Jimi with him filling four of the tracks with drum overdubs.
Thus this version probably is the unedited complete take.

7.  Midnight ( 8:19) (from 4.51 to end tape damage)

Olmstead Studios, New York City, New York, USA
Tuesday 1 April 1969
Mitch Mitchell: drums, Noel Redding: bass
Engineer: Eddie Kramer

Sunday, June 28, 2015


Here is a set of tunes from Spirit that were taken from some of their last releases   mostly from the 80's through the 90's. 

Tracks 1-6 from   California Blues
Tracks 7-12 from  Blues From The Soul
Tracks 15-18 from Son Of America
Tracks 19-24 from  Cosmic Smile

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Of course this soundtrack album might be rated even higher as a relic, if musical considerations are not applied. Like all exploitative commerce based around the trippy era, it has an appealing tackiness. Those eager for a real revolution in the recording industry should look no further than the word "revolution" itself, which has been the title of literally dozens of albums. In this case we have a product that was even connected to a film of the same name, with three fairly famous rock bands of the San Francisco scene providing tracks for the soundtrack. There's Quicksilver Messenger Service, there's the Steve Miller Band, and there's the bluesy Mother Earth. Actually, all the tracks are kind of bluesy one way or another; that influence was never very far from any of the San Francisco psychedelic bands, except now and then when somebody really felt mellow. Most importantly, it should be stated that it is really difficult to knock an album that includes liner notes beginning with the following advice to the reader: "Next time you use the word revolution, you'd better include in your concept a beautiful blonde who went to San Francisco and illegally changed her name from Louise to Today." And these words come from famous scribe Paul Krassner, no less. A few tommorows later, nobody remembers Today Malone, an innocent blonde starlet who was at the center of this film's maelstrom-like scenario. Probably the actress and the film were forgotten moments after the first release. All the tracks can be found on other recordings, but the compilation's concept actually works to the advantage of the groups featured, none of whom sounded that great and all of whom had trouble creating an entirely listenable album. Vocalist Tracy Nelson has no problem dealing with a Percy Mayfield cover, on the other hand, one of the highlights of the set. "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" is an enjoyable example of what was basically a required number for years in certain types of freaky coffeehouse venues.An All Music Review


Zabriskie Point -- just when you thought it was safe to hurtle into the entertainments of the so-called counterculture, this half-baked slice of nonsense arrived under the direction of Michelangelo Antonioni, who had previously directed Blow-Up, a great success. Zabriskie Point eventually became notorious for its Death Valley orgy sequence and the tragic fate of its neophyte star, Mark Frechette, but artistically it served, in the main, to do little but devastate Antonioni's reputation. As a way of accenting the counterculture he thought he was depicting, Antonioni chose to hire a selection of contemporary rock performers. The results of this effort were mixed indeed, with some performers having their music rejected outright after weeks of work, while others left the project after arguments with the ever-evasive director. In the end, MGM tacked on a Roy Orbison song to garner a hit single, and the soundtrack album featured an odd melange of songs from Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead (whose "Dark Star" is only excerpted), the Kaleidoscope, and others. This compilation is well worth hearing for the Floyd numbers, including an altered "Careful with That Axe, Eugene" presented as "Come in Number 51, Your Time Is Up." [Some reissues add a second disc of outtakes from the score -- including four guitar improvisations by Jerry Garcia, who sat in the big MGM recording stage while the Death Valley scene looped, followed by four cuts from Pink Floyd, who tried a variety of different styles to please Antonioni.  While not quite finished, these cuts are fascinating and, for many people that are fans of early Floyd will hear echoes of the band's later work in these cuts -- these recordings caught the band in transition from the childlike mysticism of the Syd Barrett days to the psychological mysticism of latter-day Floyd. While not quite finished, these cuts are fascinating and, for many people, essential.] An All Music Review