Sunday, August 28, 2016

SILVER SUMMER 1968



I had a request for this one a couple of months ago, At that time I could not locate it. I stumbled across it yesterday while cleaning  out some files So here you go better late than never I guess

Tracks
1. Light Your Windows 2:09 (3:09)
2. Dino's Song 3:37 (3:36)
3. The Fool 13:25
4. Who Do You Love 12:48
5. Mona 11:49 (11:48)
6. Smokestack Lightning 10:48
7. Codine 6:01
8. Back Door Man 4:30 (4:19)
9. Acapulco Gold and Silver 12:01 (12:11)
Total 78:20 (78:10)


Monday, August 15, 2016

HAVE SITAR...WILL TRAVEL



Raga rock is rock or pop music with a heavy Indian influence, either in its construction, its timbre, or its use of instrumentation, such as the sitar and tabla. More recently, scholars have included British rock music from the 1960s and 1970s that utilizes South Asian musical materials and instruments and Western ideas of South Asia.

Raga rock is not normally considered a specific genre of music, but rather a general aspect of any rock significantly influenced by Indian classical music. Since Indian influences are primarily limited to 1960s rock, most raga rock is limited to that decade, although heavily Indian-derived sounds are found in some post-1960s rock.

Ragas are specific melodic modes used in classical music of South Asia. Thus, any rock songs with obvious Indian influences may be deemed "raga-rock" although the term is frequently used to refer to much more explicitly Indian musical outings. A major influence on raga rock was the Indian classical raga music of Bengali sitarist Ravi Shankar, who himself had become a pop music icon by 1966, following the rise of the raga rock trend.

The advent of raga rock is often traced to the July 1965 release of "See My Friends", a Top 10 single for The Kinks in the UK, although The Yardbirds' "Heart Full of Soul", released the previous month, featured a sitar-like riff by guitarist Jeff Beck.The Byrds' March 1966 single "Eight Miles High" and its B-side "Why" were also influential in originating the musical subgenre. Indeed, the term "raga rock" was coined by The Byrds' publicist in the press releases for the single and was first used in print by journalist Sally Kempton in her review of "Eight Miles High" for The Village Voice. However, in his 1968 Pop Chronicles interview, Byrds member Roger McGuinn denied that "Eight Miles High" was in fact raga rock. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band further elevated the concept of Indian influenced rock music with a 13-minute instrumental titled "East-West", which became the title track of their 1966 album, East-West.

The Beatles' song "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)", which first appeared on the band's 1965 album Rubber Soul, was the first Western pop song to incorporate the sitar (played by lead guitarist George Harrison). Harrison's interest in Indian music popularized the genre in the mid-1960s with songs such as "Love You To" and "Tomorrow Never Knows" (Revolver, 1966),"Within You Without You" (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967) and "The Inner Light" (released in 1968 as the B-side of the "Lady Madonna" single).

In the early 1970s, the British progressive rock band Quintessence began to mix elements of Indian classical music with rock and jazz.[13] Later in the decade, guitarist John McLaughlin and his band Shakti introduced a jazz-influenced version of raga rock over the course of three albums.

01 norwegian wood( this bird has flown)  hour glass
02 om  moody blues
03 i'm the light - blue cheer
04 venus in furs - velvet underground
05 see my friends - kinks
06 raga - buffalo springfield
07 tabla rasa - solar circus
08 she's leaving home - big jim sullivsn
09 blue jay way -  lord sitar
10 acka raga - shocking blue
11 raga no.11 - kalacakra
12 babaji (twilight raga)- blue cheer
13 the light of love - humble pie
14 within you without you - jimmy herring
15 winds of change - animals
16 moog raga - byrds
17 raga rock - folkswingers
18 the mad hatter's song - incredible string band
19 girl in your eye - spirit
20 white trash raga - mermen
21 utterly simple - traffic
22 white summer - yardbirds
23 paint it black - rolling stones
24 east-west - butterfield blues band


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

AUSTIN JAM AND JELLY


 Fueled by the amazing fiddle of Benny Thurman, former bassist for the 13th Floor Elevators, and featuring the vocals of stunning Jerrie Jo Jones, PLUM NELLY was a part of the “outlaw country” movement created when Willie Nelson moved to Austin and began playing local venues, most significantly the Armadillo World Headquarters. PLUM NELLY was rare among the artists at the era as it featured four lead vocalists, no drummer, and vocal harmonies ahead of their time.

  Tennesse native Billy Stoner created PLUM NELLY as a duo with Jones in 1973, creating a stir at the Kerrville Folk Festival and winning the New Folk Contest that year. Shortly after, Thurman, bassist/vocalist Ernie Gammage and guitarist Johnny Richardson were added to the group. Stoner’s songs were at the core of the Plum Nelly ethos although the rest of the band, individually and collectively, wrote material. Much like the progressive country scene itself, PLUM NELLY was courted by the Nashville music business machine and finally sputtered to its demise in the late 1970s.

  The group was the perfect mirror of the intersection of traditional Nashville country music and the free-wheeling hippie lifestyle of early 70s Austin. Stoner’s song “Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” singularly captures this rare point in America’s musical history. “Used to be a redneck” Stoner sings, but “Hippie or a redneck I don’t know which one to be. I’m in between the devil and the deep blue sea.”



Wednesday, July 27, 2016

VANISHING ACT


Just a quick look at the files currently active and there are quite a few links headed for deletion,
Zippyshare pulls the plug on inactive files at 30 days. I am not going to re up them when their gone


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

HEY WHATS THAT SOUND


                                            You just can't keep a good instro down.... can you. ?                                                                                 


01  borderline - spirit
02  orange blossom special - fairport convention
03  golden ear-rings - hunters
04  boog a dunk - loading zone
05  toktela - absolute elsewhere
06  hall of the mountain grill - hawkwind
07  voyages of past travelers - captain beyond
08  the stumble -  henry vestine
09  caught at the plate - babe ruth
10  pian_della_tortilla - bambiband_e_melodie
11  terry's tune - raiders
12  daddy long legs - tiki tonrd
13  lsd boogie - henry vestine
14  rumble 68 - kasenetz -katz singing orchestral circus
15  space race - billy preston
16  the premium bond theme - roy wood
17  blue guitar - fraternity of man
18  honky fonk - p.f.flyer
19  thanks - new phoenix
20  bongo,bongo,bongo - preston epps
21  manhattan rumble ( 49th street massacre)
22  waltz for a pig - graham bond
23  lugars groove = spooky tooth
24  baby' please don't go - baptism of uzi


Sunday, July 3, 2016

4 WAY HARMONIES



Crosby, Stills And Nash (and sometimes Young)

Four Way Harmonies
Outtakes and unreleased tracks from the early years, plus a few live recordings.


Track 01. Our Mouse (Crosby-Nash dialogue) (446k)
Track 02. Wooden Ships (embryonic first demo - no lyrics yet) (2.4MB)
Track 03. Laughing (1968 Crosby demo) (5.6MB)
Track 04. Wooden Ships (first studio take by Crosby and Stills, 1968) (6.7MB)
Track 05. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (instrumental with bass and drums) (6.6MB)
Track 06. Marrakesh Express (early rough mix; overdubs missing) (3.7MB)
Track 07. Guinnevere (alternate mix with full band - electric guitars, drums and bass) (6.9MB)
Track 08. Guinnevere (early acoustic version) (7.0MB)
Track 09. Lady of the Island (rough mix with discarded Crosby duet vocal) (3.9MB)
Track 10. Pre-Road Downs (rough mix with missing chorus vocal) (4.2MB)
Track 11. Helplessly Hoping (with full band - guitars drums and bass) (3.6MB)
Track 12. Cinnamon Girl (1969 instrumental studio take of Neil Young's song) (3.6MB)
Track 13. I've Loved Her So Long (CSNY live, Aug. 26, 1969, Los Angeles, Neil's song) (2.9MB)
Track 14. And So Begins the Task (CSNY live, Dec. 13, 1969, Chicago, Stephen Stills' song) (6.3MB)
Track 15. Little Miss Bright Eyes (unreleased Stills song, late 1969 studio outtake) (2.9MB)
Track 16. Long Time Gone (Tom Jones with CSNY, Sept. 6, 1969, "This Is Tom Jones" TV show (5.6MB)
Track 17. Come One in My Kitchen (Stills coaxing Crosby into singing the blues song) (1.5MB) 


Thursday, June 30, 2016

ON THE RADIO



Kingfish's Very First Radio Show, Live At The Roxy, LA, 1976-03-11 FM reel-to-reel   great show

Not much to say here, except that "Hypnotize" is a great track, reminiscent of "Eyes Of The World". This is a fun show to listen to!

Setlist (runtime about 70:30):

Intro
The Battle Of New Orleans
My Blue Tears
Hypnotize
Bye And Bye
Juke
Good-Bye Yer Honor
New New Minglewood Blues
I Hear You Knockin'
Big Iron
Jump For joy
I Need Time
Asia Minor
Around And Around
Tom O'Hare (announcer)
Sea Cruise
One More Saturday Night


As of the time of this show, the band were:

Chris Herold – drums, percussion
Robby Hoddinott – guitar, slide guitar
Matt Kelly – guitar, harmonica, vocals
Dave Torbert – bass guitar, vocals
Bob Weir – guitar, vocals 




Friday, June 24, 2016

MARMADUKE AND THE RIDERS


New Riders of the Purple Sage
10/10/74
TCC Music Hall,
Tucson, AZ
source: sbd cassette master 



John Dawson: guitar, vocals
David Nelson: guitar, vocals
Skip Battin: bass
Buddy Cage: pedal steel 
Spencer Dryden: drums


disc one: 68:28
set I
01: I Don't Know You
02: Sunday Susie
03: Austin Texas >
04: Instant Armadillo Blues
05: Lonesome LA Cowboy
06: Panama Red
07: Rainbow
08: Teardrops In My Eyes
09: Singing Cowboy
10: You Angel You
11: Henry
12: Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)
13: Old Man Noll
14: Take A Letter Maria
15: Truck Driving Man
16: Portland Woman

disc two: 63:38
set II
01: She's No Angel
02: Dirty Business
03: Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
04: Whiskey
05: One Too Many Stories
06: Big Wheels
07: Six Days On The Road
08: Crooked Judge
09: Last Lonely Eagle
10: Louisiana Lady
11: Glendale Train
 encores:
12: Dead Flowers
13: Nadine



Thursday, June 16, 2016

NOVACAIN





The band circa 73.. This lineup was indeed their best after the original band 


1. - Waitin' For The Wind
 2. - I Am The Walrus
 3. - The Wrong Time
 4. - Cotton Growing Man
 5. - Old As I Was Born
 6. - Better By You, Better Than Me
 7. - Tobacco Road
 8. - Evil Woman
 9. - Sunshine Help Me


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

CLASSIC BLUES TO ROCK



I Just Want to Make Love to You is a 1954 blues song written by Willie Dixon, first recorded byMuddy Waters, and released as Just Make Love to Me (Chess 1571). The song reached number four on Billboard magazine's R&B Best Sellers chart

Backing Waters' vocals on the single were Little Walter on harmonica, Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Otis Spann on piano, Willie Dixon on bass, and Fred Below on drums.Waters recorded the song again for the album Electric Mud (1968)


etta james
chuck berry
freddie king
muddy waters, bo diddley & little walter
bill medley
blue moon
cold blood
shadows of knight
mom's apple pie
the sensational  alex harvey
lee kings
willie dixon
soul agents
rolling stones
panthers
smith
mungo jerry
paul rodgers & jeff beckrainbow
johnny kidd & the pirates
meat puppets
utopia
tom petty
foghat