Thursday, February 27, 2014

Silverbird


Here's my vinyl rip of "Broken Treaties," the debut album from Silverbird. I think I'm more partial to their second album, which you can find in the January 27th entry.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Mariano and the Unbelievables


A perfect album for a lazy Sunday afternoon. BTW, this post is 2-fer, containing their other record, "25th Hour."

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Wheel


Kick back in your comfortable chair, slip into euphoria and spin the Wheel.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Treasury of Great Folk Rock Hits


More Dunhill goodness. If anyone has other Dunhill comps, please post a link in the comments.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

More Kyle


This fills a request from Rock Archeologia. A nice album, very different in feel from the one I posted yesterday.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dave Antrell


This one goes out to monkeeboy. Sweet and sunshiny (especially nice on this snowy day here in Boston), with the assistance of the Wrecking Crew (Carol Kaye, Mike Deasy, Hal Blaine, et al). Enjoy.

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Bobby Hart


Speaking of Bobby Hart ...

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Kyle


Here's an album I picked up yesterday for $1.99 at In Your Ear in Harvard Square. I have seen Kyle's other two records - "Times That Try a Man's Soul" and "Kyle" - floating around the interwebs, but not this one. I couldn't track down much about this guy other than this was his final disk. At times he sounds a little like Neil Diamond. It was produced by Danny Janssen and Bobby Hart (of Tommy Boyce and ...), which made it essential - at least for me. If anyone out there has some info on ol' Kyle, please share it in the comments.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Don Randi


Thanks to Rock Archeologia, here is "Revolver Jazz." Alas, it's only 160 kbps, but it's nice to finally listen to this album. If anyone has a higher-quality rip, please post a link in the comments.

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Stuffin'


Stuffin' was a four-member group in which Jerry Riopelle, member of the Parade and producer of numerous early A&M albums, was involved.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Terry Jacks


As a follow-up to the Susan Jacks entry (thanks, btw, to blog friend Rock Archeologia for posting "Forever"), here are two albums by her hubby, "Seasons in the Sun" and "Y' Don't Fight The Sea." If anyone has two later albums from Terry - "Pulse" and "Just Like That" - my collection, and my pitiable life, will be complete. Please post in the comments if you do.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Brutal Beauty


Yeah, I know this is outside the musical realm of my usual posts, but I'd like to share this record with you. The link below will take you to Bandcamp where you can either download the album for free or leave a little in the tipping tray. Please choose the latter.

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Booker T and Priscilla


Fresh vinyl rip for you. Features "Bobby Dylan" on harmonica, Chris Ethridge of the Flying Burrito Brothers on bass and Johnny Barbata of the Turtles/Jefferson Starship on drums. Careful listeners will notice the piano motif from "Layla" popping up on one of the tunes. A question arises: who stole it from whom? Overall, a pretty unusual record. A bit of mellow funk, some gospel, some light soul. Priscilla's voice can grate at times, especially when she's getting into it. BTW, if someone has Booker T and Priscilla's album "Home Grown" and would like to share it, please put a link in the comments. Thanks.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Bobby Darin


In which ol' Walden Robert Cassotto signs on with Motown for one last shot at relevance.

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Jeanie Greene


Very nice (and rare) white gal Southern soul. Here's some info: Mississippi native Mary Elizabeth Lee started her recording career under the stage name Jeanie Johnson in 1958 when she contracted with RCA Victor with assistance by Chet Atkins. The mid 1960s brought about a new moniker, Jeanie Fortune; an introduction to future husband Marlin Greene; and backing vocals session work at American Studios in Memphis and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama. Toward the end of the '60s, under her married name, Jeanie Greene, she released a singles for both Atco and Cotillion; her 1971 full-length solo debut, Elektra's "Mary Called Jeanie Greene"; and played gigs in both the Alabama State Troupers and Southern Comfort. Throughout Mary Elizabeth Lee's career as a singer, songwriter and keyboardist, her vocals can be heard on recordings by Big Ben Atkins, Wayne Berry, Reuben Howell, Eddy Mitchell, Willie Nelson, Don Nix and Dan Penn as well as on stage at "The Concert for Bangla Desh" and with Elvis Presley "On Stage: February 1970."

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Saturday, February 8, 2014