Saturday, April 18, 2015

WE GOTTA GO NOW !


Here is one last set of tunes for this series .Please do not hesitate to send me your comments!



ROUTE 66

chuck berry
underbeats
mystic eyes
asleep at the wheel
rolling stones
visions

WILD THING

troggs
standells
fancy
randy california
runaways
jimi hendrix

FARMER JOHN

premiers
hep stars
los lobos
tidal waves
beachcombers
neil young & crazy horse

LOUIE LOUIE

paul revere & the raiders
toots & the maytels
flamin' groovies
stanley clarke & george duke
beach boys
kingsmen


Thursday, April 16, 2015

THE DIDDLEY EFFECT


Let's acknowledge the fact that the great Bo Diddley may well be one of the most covered artists by the original 60's garage bands with his contributions to the music world.My own first exposure to his songs probably was hearing the Stones do Mona or the Yardbirds raving up on I'm a Man .His songs have endured the times and are still played by many today .  Bo knew!!


I'M A MAN

bo diddley
yardbirds
mouse & the traps
doug sahm
iggy & the stooges
black strobe

MONA (I need you Baby)

bo diddley
rolling stones
sugar blue
roosters
troggs
dinosaurs

ROADRUNNER

bo diddley
chris spedding
gants
microwave dan
liverbirds
wayne fontana % the mindbenders

WHO DO YOU LOVE

bo diddley
woolies
hoodoo gurus
blues project
george thorogood & the destroyers
quicksilver messenger service


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

GARAGE BLUES


 Here is a second set of tunes that the garage bands seemed to adopt as their own. Many times the song was actually wtitten many years before it became a staple for bands. A lot of  mainstay rhythm and blues material was transformed into classic garage material.


IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR

wilson pickett
silvertones
rascals
chocolate watchband
? and the mysterians
wanted

SPOONFUL

willie dixon
paul butterfield blues band
allman joys
shadows of knight
canned heat
cream

BABY PLEASE DON'T GO

amboy dukes
them
steppenwolf
budgie
curved air
forest rangers

TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT

bobby blue bland
human beinz
bob kuban & the in-men
stackabones
blues brothers
grateful dead



Sunday, April 12, 2015

GARAGE BAND ANTHEMS


A little flashback to some tunes that are indeed garage band classics. If you were in a garage band in the mid sixties you probably had these songs in your bands setlist. Gonna post a couple of these basic garage themes to highlight some classic songs that were vital to the times.




GLORIA

them
shadows of knight
sky saxon
standells
tangerine zoo
santa esmeralda

HEY JOE

leaves
surfaris
music machine
byrds
love
deep purple

FORTUNE TELLER

cowslingers
igaunas
fire escape
hard times
who
rolling stones

TOBACCO ROAD

blues magoos
jefferson airplane
spooky tooth
mystic siva
john d loudermilk
nashville teens







                                                                 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

NO A CAPPELLA



01  fighting for madge - fleetwood mac
02  fish walk - harvey mandel
03  queen of the highway - doord
04  teen best - sandy nelson
05  apache - babe ruth
06  vaseline machine gun - leo kottke
07  sawed off - little joe
08  surphase tension - hot tuna
09  horseradish - horses
10  maelstrom - mistress
11  opus 36 clementi - nitty gritty dirt band
12  rolli polli - chuck berry
13  flash gordon - orkustra
14  midnight in milpitas - jorma kaukonen
15  peaches in regalia - grandmothers
16  wind chimes - mad river
17  slinkey - cowslingers
18  time stops - loading zone
19  nashville west - byrds
20  over the rainbow - papa john creach
21  taxim - kaliedoscope
22  fujiyama - dan hicks
23  pintor - pharos
24  cantalope island - notes from the underground


Saturday, April 4, 2015

SKIFFLE BERKELEY STYLE



The Cleanliness And Godliness Skiffle Band were a Berkeley, California based group and consisted of Annie Johnston (vocals-guitar-mandolin-wood blocks), Hank Bradley (vocals-fiddle-mandolin-harmonica), Phil Marsh (vocals-guitar), Brian Voorheis (vocals-harmonica-guitar) and Richard Saunders (bass).

The group released their only album on Vanguard Records in 1968, and then led the recording of the infamous Masked Marauders album, along with some members of Sky Blue, but CGSB ground to a halt in early 1970. Robert Christgau gave them a favorable review, preferring them over the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. (Max Collodie)

Track Listing

    Goofus
    Where Do We Go From Here
    Dr. Jazz
    Chinese New Year Waltz
    Lotus Blossom
    Altitudinous Youthful Deviant Number 468 (Do It Up)
    Who Will Buy The Wine
    Love’s A Game
    Carol’s Song
    Tonight You Belong To Me
    Stop My Heart With Joy
    Let Me Loose




FINGER LICKIN' GOOD


In 1968, Hicks formed Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks with violinist David LaFlamme. LaFlamme was quickly replaced by jazz violinist "Symphony" Sid Page. Vocalists Sherry Snow and Christine Gancher, guitarist Jon Weber, and bassist Jaime Leopold filled out the band, unusual in having no drummer. This line-up was signed to Epic and in 1969 issued the album Original Recordings, produced by Bob Johnston. The first Hot Licks line-up lasted until 1971 and then disintegrated.

When Hicks reformed the band, Page and Leopold remained, and vocalists Naomi Ruth Eisenberg and Maryann Price joined, followed later by guitarist John Girton. This group recorded three albums, culminating in 1973's Last Train to Hicksville (on which the group first added a drummer). After existing as a critical success only, this last album gained the group wider acclaim, as evidenced by Hicks' appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone. Thus, it was a great surprise to many when he chose that moment to disband the Hot Licks. Asked why in 1974, he said:

"I didn't want to be a bandleader anymore. It was a load and a load I didn't want. I'm basically a loner... I like singing and stuff, but I didn't necessarily want to be a bandleader. The thing had turned into a collective sort of thing – democracy, vote on this, do that. I conceived the thing. They wouldn't be there if it wasn't for me. My role as leader started diminishing, but it was my fault because I let it happen; I cared less as the thing went on."

As time passed, this particular Hot Licks band became Hicks' "classic" band, in part due to Page's passionate fiddling, combining swing and classical training, as well as Price's sultry jazz vocals in the style of Anita O'Day, reflecting her pre-Hicks performing experience.

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks
The Boarding House
San Francisco, California
May 1971

KMPX-FM Broadcast

first set:

01. Introduction
02. Evening Breeze
03. How Can I Miss You (When You Won't Go Away)?
04. Caught In The Rain
05. By Hook Or By Crook
06. Presently In The Past
07. I Feel Like Singing 
08. Station promo (KMPX-FM)
09. The Rounder
10. Shorty Falls In Love/Fujiyama
11. Reelin' Down
12. Where's The Money?
13. The Buzzard Was Their Friend

second set:

14. Peach Pickin' Time
15. He Don't Care (Stoned)
16. Woe The Luck
17. The Rounder
18. Shorty Falls In Love/Fujiyami
19. How Can I Miss You (When You Won't Go Away)? 
20. KSAN station promo's from Dan Hicks