PDA

View Full Version : What's Playing Now



Pages : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 [12] 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43

SpeakerLabFan
12-08-2010, 11:34 PM
John Lennon - Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins
(1968, Apple)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jl009.jpg

The 3rd album released on the Apple label after George's Wonderwall and the White Album. Lots of tape loops and sound effects.

SEAWOLF97
12-09-2010, 03:48 PM
well I guess "whats playing now" doesnt HAVE to be music ...stopped in at the vid game shop today as they have a small selection of records ..came up empty...but passed a big rack of cheap DVD's ....got Casino Royale 2 disk extended set and Master & Commander (both in like new condition) for $2 total.

SpeakerLabFan
12-11-2010, 11:27 AM
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis Bold As Love
(1968, Reprise)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jimi002.jpg

warming up for listening to the West Coast Seattle Boy 8-LP box set later today. I knew that "Spanish Castle Magic" here refers to a local dance hall and I remember hearing about events advertised there on the Seattle Top 40 station KJR as a kid back in the 60s. Fun story about the song on wikipedia[/URL ([URL]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Castle_Magic)]:


The song was inspired by Jimi's high school days (roughly 1958-1961), when he regularly visited a dance hall called The Spanish Castle. The club was south of Seattle in what was then unincorporated King County (now Des Moines, Washington). The Spanish Castle was built in the 1930s outside the city to avoid Seattle's then restrictive nightclub laws. By 1959 it began featuring top local rock groups, such as The Wailers and occasional touring stars. Events at The Castle were hosted by Seattle's best known DJ of the time, Pat O'Day. Jimi had the opportunity to play with other musicians at the club on several occasions.
Hendrix would later describe his frustration getting to the club, saying, "(The bass player) in the band had this beat-up car, and it would break down every other block, on the way there and back..." hence the line, "Takes 'bout a half a day to get there..." In the days when Jimi visited the club there was no freeway between Seattle and Des Moines, so the drive was much longer than today. It was not until the mid 1960s that Interstate 5 linked the two towns. The Spanish Castle was demolished in April 1968.
Rock critic Dave Marsh said about the song “Once you know the legend of the Wailers at the Castle and the facts of Jimi’s attendance there, the lyrics of his ‘Spanish Castle Magic’ seem haunted by homesick nostalgia. ‘It’s very far away, it takes about half a day/to get there/if we travel by...dragonfly,’ he sings, in the voice of a kid stranded a couple continents from home.”

SpeakerLabFan
12-11-2010, 02:30 PM
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Sonny & Terry
(1973, A&M) mastered by Terry H. More

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/sb001.jpg

with Sugarcane Harris, John Mayall, John Hammond, Arlo Guthrie, Michael Franks. a nice cover of Randy Newman's Sail Away.

SpeakerLabFan
12-11-2010, 11:08 PM
Jimi Hendrix - West Coast Seattle Boy / The Jimi Hendrix Anthology
(2010, Experience Hendrix) STERLING RJ in the deadwax; mastered by Ray Janos, Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jh002.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jh001.jpg

8 LP box set arrived yesterday. Listening to disk 1. very nice packaging including a 35 page booklet with song credits, lots of pictures. Nice 180g records. Sound quality is excellent, not too hot or laid back, seems just right, for the early tracks on disk one with Jimi playing on R&B tracks with The Isley Brothers, Don Covay, Rosa Lee, The Icemen, Ray Sharpe. Wow.

SpeakerLabFan
12-11-2010, 11:51 PM
Jimi Hendrix - West Coast Seattle Boy / The Jimi Hendrix Anthology
(2010, Experience Hendrix) STERLING RJ in the deadwax; mastered by Ray Janos, Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jh003.jpg

Disk 2 with Jimi playing as a sideman with R&B acts incl. Little Richard and King Curtis on side 1, unreleased alternate recordings on side 2 - Fire, AYE, May This Be Love, Can You See Me, Cat Talking To Me. They did a nice job with these R&B tracks, huge open, airy soundstage.

SpeakerLabFan
12-12-2010, 10:51 AM
Fairport Convention - Expletive Delighted!
(1986, Rounder/Varrick)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/fc001.jpg

an all instrumental album with the band's electrified take on traditional folk. Nice sounds on a Sunday morning.

SEAWOLF97
12-12-2010, 08:13 PM
Swung by the flea market today and found these 3 ....now eagle eyed WPN followers (and even blind ones) may say "How many Don Henley - Building the Perfect Beast records DO you need "?? "Dont you have like 5 or 6 of them" ?
Yes but when confronted by a copy who has never seen a needle ( or the damage done - (thank you Neil)) ...I just gotta have it ....mebbe an irrational response , but its only another buck. ;)

Have never seen this Steve Winwood b4 , and I've never owned a single BLUEGRASS tune (outside of O' Brother soundtrack) , but the Sawtooth Mountain Boys seemed to be a great place to start
(and it HAS Ghostriders in the Sky)

SpeakerLabFan
12-13-2010, 12:16 AM
Jimi Hendrix - West Coast Seattle Boy / The Jimi Hendrix Anthology
(2010, Experience Hendrix) STERLING RJ in the deadwax; mastered by Ray Janos, Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jh001-1.jpg

disk 3 with songs from 1967, several unreleased, including one with Traffic's Dave Mason on sitar. side 2 is songs recorded in March '68 in Jimi's hotel room on a Teac reel to reel including a cover of Tears Of Rage, which reveals another Dylan song he wanted to record. According to the liner notes he had tapes of unreleased Dylan songs including the Basement tapes.

SpeakerLabFan
12-15-2010, 09:30 PM
Eric Clapton - No Reason To Cry
(1976, RSO) Mastered by Bernie Grundman

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ec001.jpg

w/ Bob Dylan, Ron Wood, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Robbie Robertson. Thanks to Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, "Geoffrey" Harrison. Clapton had wanted to join The Band when he heard Music From Big Pink, and he practically accomplishes it here with this, recorded at the Band's Shangri-La Studio in Malibu, CA. I have a TT/cartridge upgrade in the works, and I'm using the Technics / Shure M97xe back-up today.

SpeakerLabFan
12-15-2010, 09:54 PM
Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton At His Best
(1972, Polydor) STERLING RL in the deadwax; mastered by Robert Ludwig at Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ec002.jpg

I needed to hear more EC after that last record, when I was wishing that Black Summer Rain would never stop. a 2 LP compilation here with tracks from early solo work including Blind Faith, "Eric Clapton", and Derek and The Dominos. listening to sides 1/2. with lots of heavy hitters including Stephen Stills, Duane Allman, Steve Winwood, and the others from BF and D&theD's.

SpeakerLabFan
12-15-2010, 10:46 PM
David Bromberg - self titled
(1971, Columbia)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/DB001.jpg

w/ George Harrison (who co-wrote one song here), John Hartford, Vassar Clements, Norman Blake, Randy Scruggs. A $1 thrift find this week.

SEAWOLF97
12-16-2010, 02:20 PM
I've revisited Brewer & Shipley's TARKIO a couple of times recently (still looking for it on vinyl)

Besides the 2 hits of "One Toke Over the Line" and "Tarkio Road" , there are some overlooked gems with "Don't Want to Die in Georgia" , "Seems Like a Long Time" and "Fifty States of Freedom" ...well worth tracking down :D ...I keep finding myself singing along to "Seems like..." , and that rarely , (a bonus for mankind) happens. ;)

Also the 11:45 pop masterpiece "Papa was a rolling stone" by the Temptations ( no, not by Keith Richard's son) ...its a forgotten wonder :bouncy:

Oh yeah, also the remastered "Strange Days" ..by Jim & crew.

SpeakerLabFan
12-16-2010, 11:48 PM
Jimi Hendrix - West Coast Seattle Boy / The Jimi Hendrix Anthology
(2010, Experience Hendrix) STERLING RJ in the deadwax; mastered by Ray Janos, Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jhe003.jpg

Disk 4 with w/ some killer previously unreleased tracks recorded Oct 1968, a couple of months after completing Electric Ladyland including Calling All The Devil's Children and Here My Freedom, which includes an unknown organist playing with JHE, believed to be Lee Michaels. Also mentions that a lot of Jimi's friends and acquaintances were in the studio sessions including Stephen Stills and Sonny Bono. First record on my new turntable, took dellivery this afternoon after having the cartridge installed by the audio pros. Sounds f'ing fantastic! (Rega P3-24 + Benz Ace cartridge + Herbies Mat)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jhe002-1.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
12-17-2010, 12:07 AM
The Doors - self titled
(1967, Elektra) Stereo, brown label first pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/doors001.jpg

breaking out a favorite for the new TT. wide and deep soundstage spread across the room on this one, "Soul Kitchen" fills the room with keyboards, guitar, drums, & Jim Morrison's vocals.

SpeakerLabFan
12-17-2010, 01:19 AM
Lou Reed - self titled
(1972, RCA)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/lr001.jpg

debut solo LP with Yesmen Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman, and John Cale.

SEAWOLF97
12-17-2010, 10:56 AM
Sounds f'ing fantastic! (Rega P3-24 + Benz Ace cartridge + Herbies Mat)



HPB ??

I'm so old and shaky that gotta have an auto ... never heard the supposed diff 'tween auto/manual or belt/DD :dont-know:

picked up some BG's a bit back and actually like them , so was pleased to get both these doubles + Moby Grape for $1.5 total

SpeakerLabFan
12-17-2010, 08:32 PM
Captain Beefheart - The Spotlight Kid
(1972, Reprise)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/cb001.jpg

on the back cover:
The stars are matter
We're matter
But it doesn't matter
- Don Van Vliet

R.I.P. Captain Beefheart

SpeakerLabFan
12-17-2010, 08:56 PM
HPB ??

I'm so old and shaky that gotta have an auto ... never heard the supposed diff 'tween auto/manual or belt/DD :dont-know:



I hear you; I am missing the auto shut-off on the Thorens, but I'll live with it because this new setup is incredible. I am pretty sure that with an A/B you would hear the what this TT + cartridge is doing for the soundstage and tightened, extended low frequency output on the JBL 4430s. The Benz Micro Ace (http://www.musicalsurroundings.com/benz_ACE.html)is an MC cartridge made in Switzerland. I wanted to put one on the Thorens TD-145 Mk II but the headshell would not support it without mods. Here's a picture of the Benz Ace, I saved a bit by not getting the latest model...

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ACEBlue_blk_m.jpg


HPB = Half Price Books

SpeakerLabFan
12-17-2010, 10:25 PM
Earlier...

Focus - Live At The Rainbow
(1973, Sire) STERLING RL in the deadwax; mastered by Robert Ludwig at Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/foucs002.jpg

recorded at the Rainbow Theatre, London, May 1973. of course it includes Hocus Pocus near the end of the set on side 2. I grabbed this yesterday for a couple of bucks at HPB.


Now...

Jimi Hendrix - West Coast Seattle Boy / The Jimi Hendrix Anthology
(2010, Experience Hendrix) STERLING RJ in the deadwax; mastered by Ray Janos, Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jhe001-2.jpg

record #5 with live April '69 recordings at the Forum in LA of the Star Spangled Banner/Purple Haze and another unreleased track from the Oct '68 sessions titled "Messenger". Side 2 is 20+ minutes of an April '69 jam session at the Record Plant studio in NYC with jazz organist Larry Young who played with Grant Green, John McLaughlin, and contributed to the Miles Davis Bitches Brew recording later in 1969.

SpeakerLabFan
12-17-2010, 10:57 PM
Tangerine Dream - Ricochet
(1975, Virgin)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ef001.jpg

Shifting gears to some Edgar Froese german electronic ambient music after the scorching Young/Hendrix jam session. Live album recorded in France and Britain. Lots of sequencers and synths create a dense ambient soundscape. I think I acquired this in a big collection in the last few years, I discovered it recently in the basement storage.

SpeakerLabFan
12-18-2010, 11:39 AM
Laurindo Almeida - A Man And A Woman
(1967, Capitol)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/la001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
12-18-2010, 12:43 PM
Freddie Hubbard - Backlash
(1966, Atlantic)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/fh001.jpg

The first of three records that the trumpeter did for Atlantic, Allmusic says this set falls between hard bop and the avant-garde. I can dig it. Albert Dailey on Piano. gatefold cover.

SpeakerLabFan
12-18-2010, 02:07 PM
Thelonious Monk - It's Monk's Time
(1964, Columbia) Mono WLP

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/tm001.jpg

I heard an NPR interview this morning with a Monk biographer with interesting stories.

SpeakerLabFan
12-18-2010, 03:31 PM
Jeff Beck - Truth
(1968, Epic)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jb001.jpg

Hard rock and blues. w/ guests Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Keith Moon, Nicky Hopkins.

SpeakerLabFan
12-18-2010, 04:03 PM
Brewer and Shipley - Shake Off The Demon
(1971, Kama Sutra)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bs001.jpg

one for Seawolf....folk rock, with the edge going to the rock side of things. includes a cover of Jackson Browne's Rock Me On The Water. w/ guests John Cipollina, Spencer Dryden, David LaFlamme.

SEAWOLF97
12-18-2010, 04:47 PM
Brewer and Shipley - Shake Off The Demon
(1971, Kama Sutra)

one for Seawolf....folk rock, with the edge going to the rock side of things. includes a cover of Jackson Browne's Rock Me On The Water. w/ guests John Cipollina, Spencer Dryden, David LaFlamme.

not all the B&S does it for me..."Weeds" just didnt connect....just passed on a David LaFlamme album ...doing all the "Its a Beautiful Day" tunes. ...mite have grabbed it, but GreedWill has upped their vinyl prices to $2.99 :(

Dug thru the racks today...just Barry Cantelope , Andy Williams & Barbara...:banghead:

SpeakerLabFan
12-18-2010, 06:03 PM
Box Of Frogs - self titled
(1984, Epic) STERLING TJ in the deadwax; mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bf001.jpg

former Yardbirds Chris Dreja, Paul Samwell-Smith, and Jim McCarty with guests including Jeff Beck, Rory Gallagher.


Brewer and Shipley


not all the B&S does it for me..."Weeds" just didnt connect....just passed on a David LaFlamme album ...doing all the "Its a Beautiful Day" tunes. ...mite have grabbed it, but GreedyWill has upped their vinyl prices to $2.99 :(

Dug thru the racks today...just Barry Cantelope , Andy Williams & Barbara...:banghead:

If you liked Tarkio, I think you'd like this one, it has the same hippie rock ambience.

Ouch, $2.99 is pricey for thrift records although you can still patrol and mark your territory for the half-price sales.

SpeakerLabFan
12-18-2010, 08:46 PM
B.B. King - Guess Who
(1972, ABC) STERLING in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bb001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
12-18-2010, 10:13 PM
Pink Floyd - Relics
(1971, Harvest) MASTERED BY CAPITOL in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/pf001.jpg

compilation of the band's early catalog with songs recorded in 1967-69. Allmusic review: "A little bit of everything that made early Pink Floyd can be found here." I'm currrently reading Barry Miles 2006 book: Pink Floyd The Early Years; interesting to hear some of the songs discussed in the book.

SpeakerLabFan
12-19-2010, 10:51 AM
Charlie Byrd - Christmas Carols For Solo Guitar
(1967, Columbia)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/cb001-1.jpg

Cover painting: Detail from The Virgin of the Annunciation by Gerard David (d. 1523)

SpeakerLabFan
12-19-2010, 01:39 PM
Robert Palmer - Double Fun
(1978, Island) FW/JR in the deadwax; mastered by Jose Rodriguez at Frankford Wayne Mastering Labs, NYC

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/rp001.jpg

4th solo LP from Palmer. nicely produced pop with rock and blue eyed soul influences. with Little Feat personnel including Paul Barrere and Bill Payne, as well as Randy and Michael Brecker with the horns. Allmusic calls this feel-good and funky and I have to agree it's another fun one from Palmer. A $1 thrift find yesterday.

SpeakerLabFan
12-19-2010, 02:02 PM
Bruce Cockburn - Resume
(1981, True North) Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bc001.jpg

compilation includes previously unreleased "Coldest Night Of The Year". I saw a Cockburn LP at a store yesterday, and wanted to listen again to this Canadian singer-songwriter. Great stuff.

SpeakerLabFan
12-19-2010, 03:24 PM
The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Christmas Album
(1964, Capitol) 1970's reissue; MASTERED BY CAPITOL in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bb001-1.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
12-19-2010, 04:20 PM
Todd Rundgren - Something / Anything?
(1972, Bearsville)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/tr002.jpg

Listening to Sides 1/2. includes a 4 page credits/lyrics insert. tracks recorded at I.D. Sound, LA. players include Rick Derringer, Ben Keith, Randy and Michael Brecker. This was the first Todd record that I heard - and was blown away by - years ago. All kinds of fun commentary wrapped around the song lyrics from Rundgren - for Sweeter Memories: "No this is not a drug song. Yes, I stole the drum part from Levon."

SpeakerLabFan
12-19-2010, 08:10 PM
Area Code 615 - self titled
(1969, Polydor) SS LH in the deadwax; mastered by Lee Hulko at Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ac001.jpg

Country rock album by top Nashville session players. These guys played on Harvest, Blonde On Blonde and Nashville Skyline albums. Kenny Buttrey, Norbert Putnam, Elliot Mazer, David Briggs. includes covers of Hey Jude, Lady Madonna, and Just Like A Woman. a 50 cent grab from a CD/record sale shelf at the local library this afternoon.

SpeakerLabFan
12-19-2010, 08:37 PM
Jimi Hendrix - West Coast Seattle Boy / The Jimi Hendrix Anthology
(2010, Experience Hendrix) STERLING RJ in the deadwax; mastered by Ray Janos, Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jimi001.jpg

Disk 6 with recordings from various times in 1969 including Hound Dog Blues recorded at Olympic Studios, London in February, with Traffic's Chris Wood on sax and Jerry Goldstein on piano. Previously unreleased live tracks from the 12/31/69 Fillmore East 2nd show - Foxey Lady, Stone Free, and Fire.

SEAWOLF97
12-20-2010, 01:46 PM
A new report by one of the Senate's top watchers of wasteful spending slams $11.5 billion worth of items from 2010. The report will no doubt become fodder for future budget debates.
Sen. Tom Coburn's Wastebook 2010 (http://coburn.senate.gov/public//index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=774a6cca-18fa-4619-987b-a15eb44e7f18) highlights, for instance, $615,000 in federal funds to digitize photographs, T-shirts and concert tickets belonging to the Grateful Dead. The money went to the University of California at Santa Cruz, the band's chosen spot for an archive that is supposed to be free to the public. :crying:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2010/12/grateful-dead-tom-coburn-wasteful-spending-/1

SpeakerLabFan
12-20-2010, 04:04 PM
Sonny Rollins - Don't Ask
(1979, Milestone) KENDUN JG in the deadwax, mastered by John Golden at Kendun Recorders

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/sr001.jpg

w/ special guest Larry Coryell. excellent playing by Rollins and Coryell, a few tracks with alternating solos (Coryell lets loose on at least one track), alternating fast and slow tempos with great sounding congas and other high frequency latin percussion.

SpeakerLabFan
12-20-2010, 04:49 PM
Rod Stewart - Never A Dull Moment
(1972, Mercury) G.K. in the deadwax; Gilbert Kong, mastering engineer

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/rs001.jpg

with a double paged gatefold cover. includes a nice cover of the Jimi Hendrix song Angel (a version included in the new Hendrix WCSB set), and Dylan's Mama, You've Been On My Mind. Really nice sounding, nice mastering from G.K. as usual.

SpeakerLabFan
12-20-2010, 05:11 PM
Cream - Heavy Cream
(1972, Polydor) STERLING RL in the deadwax; mastered by Robert Ludwig at Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ec003.jpg

Listening to sides 3/4. 2 LP compilation of Cream material from 1966-68.

SpeakerLabFan
12-20-2010, 06:36 PM
Jimi Hendrix - West Coast Seattle Boy / The Jimi Hendrix Anthology
(2010, Experience Hendrix) STERLING RJ in the deadwax; mastered by Ray Janos, Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jhe001-3.jpg

Album 7 includes Dec. 1969 & Jan. 1970 NYC Record Plant sessions with Buddy Miles on drums. Also includes a March 1970 track from Olympic Studios in London with Jimi playing with Arthur Lee on Everlasting First. Hot damn, this is GOOD stuff.

SpeakerLabFan
12-22-2010, 12:51 PM
Charlie Byrd, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis - Great Guitars
(1976, Concord)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bk001.jpg

These guys played together at the Concord Jazz festival in 1974 and 76. One track here is recorded live at the Pioneer Banque in Seattle. includes a medley where they pay homage to Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Charlie Chrstian. a $1 GW find yesterday.

SEAWOLF97
12-22-2010, 04:00 PM
.
prolly for the musik & Testarosa (certainly not for the acting / story) , but did have a fondness for some of the Jan Hammer offerings...so was happy to pick this one "Escape from Television" for 50 cents
(despite ragged cover bottom edge) ...sounds fab. :bouncy:

RE: all the recent JH tunes.... (here comes the sacrilege ) ...I've heard him for 40 some odd years...he's got great stuff and some duds...in 2010 , I can only take short bursts of Jimi ...longer exposure seems to fatigue me now. :crying:

SpeakerLabFan
12-22-2010, 06:05 PM
earlier...

Jorge Santana - self titled
(1978, Tomato) MASTERDISK J.G. in the deadwax; mastered by Joe Gastwirt

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/js001.jpg

Latin rock/blues, slick late 70s commercial pop treatment. Santana is backed by former bandmates from Malo. Tasty guitar playing.
The cover is a painting by John Kacere. Another $1 grab from GW yesterday.

now...

Lou Reed - Rock And Roll Heart
(1976, Arista)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/lr001-1.jpg

Reed's 7th solo LP and first on the Arista label.

SpeakerLabFan
12-22-2010, 07:13 PM
Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley
(1974, Island) STERLING and "HI TO P.C." in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/rp001-1.jpg

Palmer's debut solo album recorded in New Orleans with lots of R&B funk. Backed by Little Feat members including Lowell George, and The Meters, Allen Toussaint. Steve Winwood plays piano on a track. Includes a cover of Little Feat's Sailin' Shoes. I found this excellent copy for 50 cents on the clearance shelf at HPB yesterday.

SpeakerLabFan
12-22-2010, 07:35 PM
Pete Carr - Not A Word On It
(1976, Big Tree) STERLING in the deadwax; mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/pc001.jpg

All instrumental album from a legendary Muscle Shoals, AL session guitar player. Carr was a Lead guitar in the Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section. In the late 60s he played in The Hour Glass, the R&B band led by Duane and Gregg Allman. Carr turned down an offer to join the Allman Brothers Band after Duane's death and Dickie Betts took that spot.

SpeakerLabFan
12-22-2010, 08:31 PM
Allman Brothers Band - Idlewild South
(1970, Atco)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/abb001.jpg

Electric blues just about doesn't get any better than this album. a note about the title from wiki:


The album title stemmed from the band's nickname for a farmhouse it rented in Georgia during the recording, the busy comings and goings at which reminded them of New York City's Idlewild Airport.

SpeakerLabFan
12-22-2010, 09:05 PM
Dickey Betts & Great Southern - Atlanta's Burning Down
(1978, Arista) STERLING in the deadwax; mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/db001-1.jpg

Solo LP from Allman Brothers Band lead guitar Dickey Betts. southern guitar boogie with the Bett's unmistakeable ringing signature sound and solos taking center stage. a $1 thrift pickup yesterday.

SpeakerLabFan
12-22-2010, 11:00 PM
Cat Stevens - Teaser And The Fire Cat
(1971, A&M)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/cs001.jpg

Rick Wakeman plays piano on Morning Has Broken. also the title of a children's book written and illustrated by Cat Stevens, published in 1972.

stephane RAME
12-23-2010, 12:53 AM
Hi,
You have changed your turntable
Stéphane

SpeakerLabFan
12-23-2010, 09:18 PM
Peter Townshend - Who Came First
(1972, Track/Decca)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/pt001.jpg

I'm reading a Keith (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/11/29/101129fa_fact_wood) Moon bio article in a recent issue of New Yorker mag, need some Who related music. I can never hear enough "Pure And Easy" ...I think it's cool how there are a few notes of it included at the end of The Song Is Over on Who's Next. this copy is the first US release on the silver Track/Decca label. The gatefold cover includes two pictures of Meher Baba, also includes a folded painting insert by Michael McInnenny.

SpeakerLabFan
12-23-2010, 09:57 PM
The Who - The Kids Are Alright
(1979, MCA) TML in the deadwax; Mastered at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood, CA

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/who002.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/who001-1.jpg


I picked up The Who At Kilburn 1977 DVD at the library yesterday. It's 2008 release of a concert originally recorded for inclusion in The Kids Are Alright film. The soundtrack is a 2 LP compilation in a single top-loading unipak style cover, my copy has some wear but the LPs are excellent. The first track starts out with Tommy Smothers introducing and chatting with band members on The Smothers Brothers Show - funny stuff.

SpeakerLabFan
12-23-2010, 10:12 PM
Hi,
You have changed your turntable
Stéphane

Bon jour, Stephane,

Yes, I moved up to a Rega P3 + Benz Ace cartridge. Here's a picture of the new table / cartridge (http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?2724-What-s-Playing-Now&p=301429&viewfull=1#post301429).

The Ace cartridge would not fit on the Thorens headshell/tone arm, and I really wanted this cartridge. I am very happy with the turntable. Tres bon.

SpeakerLabFan
12-23-2010, 10:51 PM
Johnny Winter - About Blues
(1970, Janus)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jw001.jpg

one of the many JW compilation releases, some tasty blues guitar here.

SpeakerLabFan
12-24-2010, 12:51 PM
Big Brother And The Holding Company - self titled
(1967, Mainstream)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jj002.jpg

Janis' studio debut. a nice collection of short blues & rock numbers without the lengthy and loose wandering all over the place of the songs on the live and later albums.

SpeakerLabFan
12-24-2010, 12:55 PM
Nick Lowe - The Abominable Showman
(1983, Columbia)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/nl001.jpg

Lowe's 4th studio album.

SpeakerLabFan
12-24-2010, 02:07 PM
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping
(1974, MCA) KENDUN in the deadwax; mastered by Kent Duncan

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ls001.jpg

with Bobby Keys and Al Kooper, who discovered and produced them for their debut as well as this album.

SpeakerLabFan
12-25-2010, 11:58 AM
John Fahey - Christmas Guitar Volume One
(1982, Varrick/Rounder)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jf001.jpg

recorded October 1982 in Portland, OR.

SpeakerLabFan
12-25-2010, 01:16 PM
Emmylou Harris - Light Of The Stable, The Christmas Album
(1980, Warner Bros)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/eh002.jpg

with Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Willie Nelson.

SpeakerLabFan
12-25-2010, 02:20 PM
The Border Brass - Tijuana Christmas
(1968, Design)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/tc001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
12-25-2010, 02:58 PM
Arthur Fiedler Boston Pops - Pops Christmas Party
(1959, RCA) 1979 reissue

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/af001.jpg

reissue of the 1959 Living Stereo classic on the RCA GOLD SEAL label. very nice.

SpeakerLabFan
12-25-2010, 04:25 PM
Levon Helm - self titled
(1978, ABC) MASTERED BY CAPITOL in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/lh001.jpg

recorded in part at Muscle Shoals Sound in AL. New Orleans funk and country-soul. produced by Donald "Duck" Dunn of Booker T. & the MGs. Steve Cropper, another Booker T. alum, on guitar.

SpeakerLabFan
12-25-2010, 04:59 PM
Rick Danko - self titled
(1977, Arista) mastered by Alan Zentz

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/rd001.jpg

w/ Eric Clapton, Doug Sahm, Ronnie Wood, Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel

SpeakerLabFan
12-25-2010, 10:55 PM
Keith Jarrett - Death And The Flower
(1974, ABC Impulse) KENDUN in the deadwax; mastering by Kendun Recorders

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/kj001.jpg

with Charlie Haden, Dewey Redman, Paul Motian, Guilherme Franco; recorded October 1974, NYC.

SpeakerLabFan
12-26-2010, 04:33 PM
Peter Wolf - Lights Out
(1984, EMI America) STERLING in the deadwax; mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NYC

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/pw002.jpg

with Adrian Belew, guitar; Mick Jagger, background vocals. First solo record from the J. Geils front-man, after he parted ways with the band. The funky electronic production and catchy clever pop songwriting equals a lot of fun.

SpeakerLabFan
12-26-2010, 05:07 PM
Chico Hamilton - Chico Hamilton And The Players
(1976, Blue Note) mastered by Kevin Gray at Artisan Sound, L.A.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ch001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
12-26-2010, 06:01 PM
Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday
(1972, Mercury) G.K. in the deadwax; mastered by Gilbert Kong

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/uh001.jpg

The second LP released by the band in 1972, after Demons And Wizards, and also "prog-like metal". Gatefold cover with artwork designed by Roger Dean.

SpeakerLabFan
12-26-2010, 07:05 PM
Jimi Hendrix - West Coast Seattle Boy / The Jimi Hendrix Anthology
(2010, Experience Hendrix) STERLING RJ in the deadwax; mastered by Ray Janos, Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jh001-2.jpg

Record #8 of 8 in the box set. with studio and live tracks recorded in 1970 including All God's Children recorded in June 1970 at Jimi's newly built Electric Lady studios in NYC.

SpeakerLabFan
12-26-2010, 07:41 PM
Various Artists - Seattle Beat (best of Century 21 Jazz)
(1962, Seafair/Capitol Custom) MLP-1002; mono pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/sb001-1.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/sb002.jpg

a sampling of early 60s local jazz, I think this record was part of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair civic activities. One of the bands, Chuck Mahaffey and The Individuals, included a very young Larry Coryell in 1964, not a lot of information on this record on the interwebs and not sure if he plays on the two tracks here.

SpeakerLabFan
12-26-2010, 09:43 PM
Electric Light Orchestra - Joyride, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(1977, United Artists)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jr001.jpg

This is probably a pretty bad 70s youth-hit-the-road film but it features a 19 year old Melanie Griffith, ELO soundtrack, and Twin Peaks style film locations in the Seattle area as a stand-in for Alaska. Includes Jeff Lynne's "Can't Get It Out Of My Head". A $1 thrift find last week.

SpeakerLabFan
12-27-2010, 03:22 PM
The Johnny Van Zant Band - No More Dirty Deals
(1980, Polydor)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jvz001.jpg

debut record from younger brother of the Lynyrd Skynyrd founder Ronnie Van Zant. Produced by Al Kooper, who plays keyboards, and Paul Barrere plays some slide guitar.

SpeakerLabFan
12-27-2010, 04:09 PM
Paul Revere And The Raiders - Revolution!
(1967, Columbia)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/pr001.jpg

This was probably one of their records on the shelves when they made an appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in 1967.

JeffW
12-27-2010, 04:22 PM
Levon Helm - self titled
(1978, ABC) MASTERED BY CAPITOL in the deadwax

Levon Helm also played Jack Ridley (Chuck Yeager's sidekick) in The Right Stuff

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/lh001.jpg


recorded in part at Muscle Shoals Sound in AL. New Orleans funk and country-soul. produced by Donald "Duck" Dunn of Booker T. & the MGs. Steve Cropper, another Booker T. alum, on guitar.

Dunn and Cropper also played in The Blues Brothers

SEAWOLF97
12-27-2010, 04:37 PM
Paul Revere And The Raiders - Revolution!
(1967, Columbia)
This was probably one of their records on the shelves when they made an appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in 1967.

yup , many wanted in on that British invasion craze....even the swamp rockers

Hey SLF...we never hear abt the disks that you didn't like after a demo , or do you just like them all ??
(warn out that new stylus yet ?? ;) )

SpeakerLabFan
12-27-2010, 04:48 PM
Jimi Hendrix - Hendrix In The West
(1971, Reprise) STERLING RL in the deadwax; mastered by Robert Ludwig, Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jh003-1.jpg

I purchased this one back in the day, and the LP has held up well. great stuff!





Levon Helm also played Jack Ridley (Chuck Yeager's sidekick) in The Right Stuff



The guy that handed Chuck the stick of Beamans gum before every flight? I didn't know that!


yup , many wanted in on that British invasion craze....even the swamp rockers

Hey SLF...we never hear abt the disks that you didn't like after a demo , or do you just like them all ??
(warn out that new stylus yet ?? ;) )

great picture:applaud:

Well I'm mostly familiar with the stuff I choose to play, for instance the Van Zant record was a first listen but I expected Free Bird Skynyrd guitar solos, and that expectation was delivered in full. There is just too little time and too much great music from the 60s onward to waste time with the dreck.

wait a minute, are you implying that I should be critical of Paul Revere...??? :p

SpeakerLabFan
12-27-2010, 05:24 PM
Leonard Cohen - Various Positions
(1985, Passport)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/lc001.jpg

Polaroid shot on cover by Cohen. w/ Jennifer Warnes, background vocals.

SpeakerLabFan
12-27-2010, 06:11 PM
The Jeff Beck Group - Rough And Ready
(1971, Epic)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jb002.jpg

next record after Beck-Ola with the new lineup including Cozy Powell on drums, Bob Tench on vocals instead of Rod Stewart.

SpeakerLabFan
12-27-2010, 06:51 PM
Jeff Beck - Truth/Beck-Ola
(1975, Epic)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jb003.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jb004.jpg

A 1975 2 LP reissue of the first couple of records from the Jeff Beck Group, originally released in 1968 and 69. I'm listening to sides 3/4 the Beck-Ola disk. A $1 thrift or gsale find in the past couple of years with a well worn cover but the LP is in great shape. A gatefold cover with a couple of pictures of Jeff Beck in performance.

SpeakerLabFan
12-27-2010, 08:41 PM
Cold Blood - First Taste Of Sin
(1972, Reprise) Artisan symbol in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/cb001-2.jpg

a Bay Area R&B band from the late 60s with a strong female vocalist, a great guitarist, and a powerful horn section. If you put Tower of Power together with Janis Joplin, you'd have Cold Blood. This record was produced by Donny Hathaway who plays piano and organ; Paul Beaver is credited with Moog playing. Steve Cropper played with CB in later years but is not credited here.

SpeakerLabFan
12-28-2010, 11:31 PM
Rickie Lee Jones - Flying Cowboys
(1989, Geffen) mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Precision Lacquer, L.A.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/rlj001.jpg

produced by Walter Becker of Steely Dan. Wonderful studio production, playing, and lots of great songs from RLJ, plus a great cover of Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying, the Gerry and Pacemakers merseybeat song from 1964.

SpeakerLabFan
12-29-2010, 01:03 PM
David Newman - The Weapon
(1972, Atlantic) Promo/NFS

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/dn002.jpg

David Fathead Newman with Dr. John on piano, Cornell Dupree on guitar, Chuck Rainey on bass. Jazz and R&B mixed together. includes covers of the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want," and the Pointer Sisters' "Yes We Can Can."

SpeakerLabFan
12-29-2010, 01:26 PM
Pete Townshend - The Iron Man: The Musical
(1989, Atlantic) ATLANTIC STUDIOS D.K. in the deadwax; mastered by Dennis King at Atlantic Studios

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/pt001-1.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/pt002.jpg

Pete Townshend compositions here in an adaptation of "The Iron Man," a children's fable written by the British poet Ted Hughes. w/ Roger Daltrey, Deborah Conway, John Lee Hooker, and Nina Simone. The surviving member of The Who play together on a couple of tracks.

SpeakerLabFan
12-29-2010, 02:24 PM
Bob Dylan - self titled
(1962, Columbia) 1966 Mono pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bd003.jpg

produced by John Hammond. This copy is in excellent shape, and sounds great, very warm. I picked up this copy in a collection a couple of years ago.

SpeakerLabFan
12-29-2010, 03:14 PM
Eric Burdon and the Animals - The Greatest Hits Of
(1969, MGM) MASTERDISK in the deadwax; 1980s Polydor reissue

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/eb001.jpg

interesting selections for greatest hits including "Year Of The Guru" and a 7:20 version of "River Deep, Mountain High". I like it.

SpeakerLabFan
12-29-2010, 04:01 PM
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
(1965, Columbia)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/by002.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/by001.jpg

I listened to Dylan's "Spanish Harlem Incident" on his debut album earlier today. The Byrds do a wonderful cover of this and other Dylan songs. There's a fun picture on the back cover here of Dylan joining The Byrds on stage (in L.A.?). If I could time travel, this is one band that I would like to see performing in the mid 60s. Comparing the mono label with stereo 2-eyes label.

SpeakerLabFan
12-29-2010, 10:10 PM
Uriah Heep - Wonderworld
(1974, Bronze) MADE IN GERMANY in the deadwax; mastered by Harry Moss at E.M.I. Studios, Abbey Road, London

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/uh008.jpg

German pressing on Bronze label. 7th record from the Heep. I picked this up at a summer flea market in Lucerne, Switzerland a couple of years ago.

SpeakerLabFan
12-29-2010, 10:51 PM
Frigid Pink - self titled
(1970, Parrot)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/fp001.jpg

debut album of psychedelic/blues rock from this Detroit based band. Driving fuzz guitar of Cream and the blues boogie of Canned Heat or Savoy Brown.

SpeakerLabFan
12-29-2010, 11:32 PM
Love - self titled
(1966, Elektra) Brown label first pressing.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/love001.jpg

debut record from the L.A. psychedelic band. This band's catalog just grows on me with each new listen. Another L.A. band in the mid-60s that I would "love" to time-travel back and see in performance.

SpeakerLabFan
12-30-2010, 01:08 PM
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'
(1964, Columbia) 1965 pressing with "Mono" on the label instead of "Guaranteed High Fidelity"

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bd001-1.jpg

Dylan's third album produced by Tom Wilson and his first with all original songs. Serious songs of social change with just Bob and acoustic guitar. No Chesire cats on shoulders or 20 lbs of headlines stapled to chests, but great imagery in songs like When The Ship Comes In.

SpeakerLabFan
12-30-2010, 02:17 PM
Gary Wright - Touch And Gone
(1977, Warner Bros) TML in the deadwax; mastered at The Mastering Lab

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/gw001.jpg

Lots of different synthesizers used here by Wright - Polymoog, moog bass, Oberheim horns - and that's it besides his vocals, background vocals (Clydie King, Vanetta Fields)and drums/percussion. in spite of all the synthesizers, Wright's keyboards and songs are interesting, and I dig his flying-around-on-astral-planes schtick anyway. A $1 thrift find last week.

SpeakerLabFan
12-30-2010, 05:23 PM
earlier...

Scorpions - Blackout
(1982, Mercury) MASTERDISK HW in the deadwax; mastered by Bob Ludwig and Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk, NY

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/scorps001.jpg

8th studio album from the German heavy metal band. The cover is a self-portrait of artist Gottfried Helnwein.


now...

The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope
(1978, Epic)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/clash001.jpg

2nd album, a look at what was to come inthe Clash records that I'm more familar with. I picked this up at HPB a few weeks ago.

SEAWOLF97
12-31-2010, 01:39 PM
Yes, I moved up to a Rega P3 + Benz Ace cartridge. Here's a picture of the new table / cartridge (http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?2724-What-s-Playing-Now&p=301429&viewfull=1#post301429).

The Ace cartridge would not fit on the Thorens headshell/tone arm, and I really wanted this cartridge. I am very happy with the turntable. Tres bon.

I did too, but for the secondary demo system....full auto /DD/ with a DL-160 cart ....the whole thing was abt 25% of what SLF's new cartridge ran....;)

SpeakerLabFan
12-31-2010, 02:06 PM
Cream - Goodbye
(1969, Atco) 2nd issue 1969 pressing w/ Yellow label

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/cream001.jpg

The label for the first pressing of this record was the purple&brown ATCO label, according to the goldmine guide. I picked up this copy at a garage sale in the past few years, the poster is long gone but the record is excellent.


Denon table


I did too, but for the secondary demo system....full auto /DD/ with a DL-160 cart ....the whole thing was abt 25% of what SLF's new cartridge ran....;)

Nice. that Direct Drive looks like a beast. with a matching Denon cartridge. I have heard good reviews of that cartridge. don't forget to get the stylus looked at/replaced if it's not brand new. your records and ears will thank you.

SEAWOLF97
12-31-2010, 03:24 PM
Denon table
Nice. that Direct Drive looks like a beast. with a matching Denon cartridge. I have heard good reviews of that cartridge. don't forget to get the stylus looked at/replaced if it's not brand new. your records and ears will thank you.

.thinking a stylus replacement is not an option . 'cides it sounds great.
.
"The Denon DL-160 is a high output moving-coil cartridge. Many audiophiles believe that moving-coil cartridges more effectively convert physical record grooves to an electrical signal. By using a tapered cantilever design, this phono cartridge ensures a smooth, accurate response with low distortion."

I printed out the manual (thx.HJ) ...they note the supplied cart as a DL-60 ...so I removed the wand to double check ..

the stylus had a very small lateral alignment shift, that to me means that the anti-skate is set too high..it and the tracking force were at 1.8g ....I looked up the cart specs and they note that it is 1.6g plus or minus .3 , so it was set on the high side ....my practice is always to go as low as possible , while still tracking correctly ....so I readjusted to 1.3g and its tracking great...as the HF picked up some and timbre is even better , so I'll leave it there pending any problems...reduced AS shud work it back straight.

removing the big lint ball from the tip helped too...:o:

SpeakerLabFan
12-31-2010, 03:48 PM
Crack The Sky - self titled
(1975, Lifesong) mastered by Stan Kalina, CBS Studios, NYC

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/cts001.jpg

debut record from American progressive rock band. It was called the "debut album of the year" by Rolling Stone Magazine. quirky lyrics, progressive rock with tasty guitar playing and nice studio work, it's an earful. A thrift store find a couple of years ago.

SpeakerLabFan
12-31-2010, 05:09 PM
earlier...

Alice Cooper - Lace And Whiskey
(1977, Warner Bros)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ac001-1.jpg

Well I had to spin it once, but couldn't get past side 1 / this one probably won't get many plays. This is a departure from AC's usual dark and shocking persona, and not for the better.


now...

Billion Dollar Babies - Battle Ax
(1977, Polydor) mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bdb001.jpg

in contrast to Alice Cooper's new direction with Lace and Whiskey, three of Alice Cooper's former band members, Mike Bruce (guitar, vocals), Dennis Dunaway (bass) and Neal Smith (drums) put out a hard rock record in the same year. Straight ahead, well produced rock and more of the strong playing that Alice was banking on with his early records. According to AllMusic, The LP bombed commercially, and the Billion Dollar Babies never recorded a second album.

SpeakerLabFan
12-31-2010, 07:07 PM
earlier....

Renaissance - In the Beginning
1978, Capitol) MASTERED BY CAPITOL Jay in the deadwax; mastered by Jay Maynard

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/rn001.jpg

2 LP compilation consisting of the Prologue and Ashes are Burning titles first released in '72 and '73. Listing to sides 1/2 with the Prologue LP. a wonderful sounding Capitol Purple label issue.

now...

Moby Grape - Live Grape
(1978, Encore) mastered at Utopia Studios, London

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/lg001.jpg

a very nice recording of performances in 1977. features core members Peter Lewis, Jerry Miller and Skip Spence. Another band whose initial success was limited by inept and shady management, promotion and distribution. The band was still in a dispute with former manager Matthew Katz (who also unfortunately caused grief for It's A Beautiful Day and Jefferson Airplane), so "Moby Grape" does not appear anywhere on the cover.

SpeakerLabFan
12-31-2010, 07:39 PM
Ten Years After - Watt
(1970, Deram/London)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/tya001.jpg

6th album by the English blues rock band, the folllow-up to Cricklewood Green. the usual cooking guitar from Alvin Lee. inner gatefold credits include: "Colour Processing: Graham Nash" "Psychic Crutch: Andy Jaworski"

SpeakerLabFan
12-31-2010, 08:21 PM
Robert Fripp, Brian Eno - (No Pussyfooting)
(1973, Help 16 / Island) UK 1st pressing; mastered by Arun Chakraverty

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/fripp001.jpg

Gatefold cover. ambient experimental music using the Frippertronics system described by Allmusic: two reel-to-reel tape decks that would allow audio elements to be added to a continuing tape loop. This record was Fripp and Eno's first experiments with the system.

SpeakerLabFan
12-31-2010, 08:49 PM
King Crimson - In the Court Of The Crimson King
(1969, Island) gatefold UK 1st pressing with Pink Island label

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/kc001.jpg

More Fripp, This is the iconic debut record from King Crimson. A quiet and nice playing copy that was part of a collection that I picked up a couple of years ago.

SpeakerLabFan
12-31-2010, 09:43 PM
Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Tarkus
(1971, Cotillion)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/el001.jpg

2nd record from ELP is a progressive rock classic and lots of fun with the 21 minute epic track, Tarkus Suite on side 1.

SpeakerLabFan
12-31-2010, 10:54 PM
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
(1970, Atlantic) Mastercraft P.R. / "Do what thou wilt" / "So mote it be" in the deadwax; mastered by Paul Richmond at Mastercraft in Memphis

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/lz001.jpg

Led Zepp's third record. It's one of the least played out of the Zeppelin catalog for me, although Immigrant Song is played out/probably don't need to hear it again in this lifetime. In 1970, Jimmy Page bought Boleskine House on the shores of Loch Ness in the highlands of Scotland. It was the home of author and occultist Aleister Crowley from 1899 to 1913. The deadwax quote "do what thou wilt" is attributed to Crowley, and probably stems from Page's occult interests.

SpeakerLabFan
12-31-2010, 11:51 PM
The Paupers - Magic People
(1967, Verve Forecast) FT-3026 mono pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/paupers001.jpg

debut record from a promising Toronto psychedelic rock band that flamed out after a couple of records. I also have a 1999 2-LP compilation on Edsel records.

SpeakerLabFan
01-01-2011, 12:23 AM
801 - 801 Live
(1976, Polydor) U.K. pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/801001.jpg

English experimental rock band consisting of Phil Manzanera (guitars, ex-Roxy Music), Brian Eno (keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, and vocals, ex-Roxy Music), Bill MacCormick (bass and vocals, ex-Quiet Sun, Matching Mole), Francis Monkman (Fender Rhodes piano and clavinet, ex-Curved Air), Simon Phillips (drums and rhythm generator), Lloyd Watson (slide-guitar and vocals). Great playing and a crushing recording. includes covers of Lennon-McCartney's Tomorrow Never Knows and Ray Davies' You Really Got Me.

SpeakerLabFan
01-01-2011, 12:56 AM
JJefferson Airplane - Crown Of Creation
(1968, RCA Victor) 1968 pressing w/ black label & dog on top

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ja001.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ja002.jpg

4th album, this is a big favorite. Jorma Kaukonen's psychedelic lead guitar is a treat, and Jack Casady's bass playing is especially prominent on the Rega/Benz Ace combo. The usual great songwriting from Kantner & Slick, and wonderful vocals from Grace and Marty Balin. 5 stars.

SpeakerLabFan
01-01-2011, 12:46 PM
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Changes
(1964, Columbia) 1st pressing with "360" in black print on label

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/db001-2.jpg

Starting the day with a favorite jazz artist. This is a continuation of Brubeck's series of albums exploring the elements of time in jazz and music. with Paul Desmond, alto sax; Eugene Wright, bass; Joe Morello, drums.

SEAWOLF97
01-01-2011, 01:58 PM
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Changes


good thing you are living in the 21st century, with as much as you spin ....I checked out "The cartridge/stylus" handbook" , written in the 50's .....a sapphire tipped needle had a life expectancy of ...drum roll ......seven and a half hours ...(the EEK is mine)

tho the net has a somewhat longer answer

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/cartridgehistory.htm

An average sapphire stylus will give about 35 or 40 long plays before it begins to scratch records. :eek:

SpeakerLabFan
01-01-2011, 02:03 PM
Various Artists - An Anthology Of British Blues
(1969, Immediate)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bb001-2.jpg

Lots of Clapton here as he plays with the Bluesbreakers on a couple of tracks as well as the three cuts credited to him which, according to Allmusic, also feature Jimmy Page, Mick Jagger (on harmonica), Bill Wyman, and Ian Stewart. a $1 record show grab last year.

SpeakerLabFan
01-01-2011, 02:16 PM
good thing you are living in the 21st century, with as much as you spin ....I checked out "The cartridge/stylus" handbook" , written in the 50's .....a sapphire tipped needle had a life expectancy of ...drum roll ......seven and a half hours ...(the EEK is mine)

tho the net has a somewhat longer answer

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/cartridgehistory.htm

An average sapphire stylus will give about 35 or 40 long plays before it begins to scratch records. :eek:

Cool site. I think the prices are a bit different now than listed in that 1958 text. :blink:

I can get 1000 hours from a stylus (diamond, thank you) which is about a year and half of playing for me. The MC cartridges I have been using don't have replaceable stylii - instead they are "re-tipped" by the mfg, essentially is a trade-in replacement deal.

I think the range of 300 - 1000 hours lifespan is right on because of variables of different playing conditions. I've heard that if the stylus has to navigate a lot of groove damaged records, it will wear out faster.

Until I've had the stylus examined by a pro under a microscope, I assume that a used stylus has been in use for too long, with the wrong tracking force/anti-skate, and on too many trashed records. Replacement stylus for MM cartridges are $30 - $100+ if you go for the fancy JICO stylus. Well worth the expense, especially if you figure you can get 1000 hours of playing time.

SpeakerLabFan
01-01-2011, 02:33 PM
Miles Davis - Water Babies
(1976, Columbia)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/md001.jpg

tracks recorded 1967-69 with Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock on keyboards. side one is the 1967 quintet doing post-bop, side 2 is a couple of tracks is the same group doing two fusion jams that show him on the path to Bitches Brew.

SpeakerLabFan
01-02-2011, 09:55 PM
Crow - The Best Of
(1972, Amaret/MGM)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/crow003.jpg

Crow was a Minneapolis hard rock-based blues rock band, active from 1967-1972. interesting extended jams, one of the songs on side 1 includes a few chords from Jailhouse Rock. Evil Woman and "Cottage Cheese" are highlights, some prominent organ and bass playing on the latter. an interesting note on wiki:


"Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)" is a song written and recorded by Minneapolis-based band Crow that appeared on their 1969 album Crow Music. It was covered in 1970 by Black Sabbath and was released as their first single. The song also appeared on the Sabbath's debut album, Black Sabbath, later that year

SpeakerLabFan
01-02-2011, 10:52 PM
Aretha Franklin - Aretha's Gold
(1969, Atlantic)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/af002.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/af004.jpg

a nice compilation of Aretha's early Atlantic tracks. Recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York except I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) & Do Right Woman, Do Right Man which were recorded at the Fame Recording Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Back cover pictures of session musicians include Duane Allman, Spooner Oldham, and other Muscle Shoals session players.

I have a couple of copies of this, and I noticed that each of the cover pictures have a different hue/tint - weird that they would switch the photo in different runs of the record.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/af001-1.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
01-03-2011, 12:02 AM
Uriah Heep - Return To Fantasy
(1975, Warner Bros)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/uh001-1.jpg

The Heep's 8th studio album, with a new bass player John Wetton.

SpeakerLabFan
01-03-2011, 12:05 PM
Gordon Lightfoot - Sunday Concert
(1969, United Artists)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/gl001.jpg

recorded March 1969 at Massey Hall, Toronto. includes performances of five previously unreleased tracks. A thrift find last month.

SpeakerLabFan
01-03-2011, 03:13 PM
Sandy Posey - Featuring "I Take It Back"
(1967, MGM)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/sp001.jpg

The nashville sound here with big twangy guitars, a rich sound, and sweet vocalist out of Alabama.

SpeakerLabFan
01-03-2011, 04:19 PM
Jeff Beck - There And Back
(1980, Epic) Canadian pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jb001-1.jpg

recorded in London. Jan Hammer on the first three tracks.

jerry_rig
01-03-2011, 04:49 PM
Debut eponymous 1978 release from this short-lived British progressive rock supergroup. U.K. was formed from the ashes of King Crimson and featured John Wetton, Bill Bruford, Allan Holdsworth and Eddie Jobson. Main single, "In the Dead of Night" received modest airplay.

SpeakerLabFan
01-03-2011, 08:49 PM
Klaatu - self titled
(1976, Capitol)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/kl001.jpg

The first album by the Canadian group, titled 3:47 EST but retitled for US release because Capitol execs felt it was too obscure. Sales were boosted by rumours that this Beatlesque psychedelic rock (in the style of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Magical Mystery Tour), was actually a project of the secretly reunited Beatles.


UK


Debut eponymous 1978 release from this short-lived British progressive rock supergroup. U.K. was formed from the ashes of King Crimson and featured John Wetton, Bill Bruford, Allan Holdsworth and Eddie Jobson. Main single, "In the Dead of Night" received modest airplay.

Aha, I recognize John Wetton from his bass playing on Uriah Heep's Return To Fantasy (listened to it yesterday). Interesting to place him here.

thanks for the picture. Nice record player!!

SEAWOLF97
01-04-2011, 11:54 AM
So yesterday had a wind chill factor of 15 ..all summer I've been buying cold weather riding gear and decided to "laugh at the cold" and get out on vinyl safari ...glad I did , Dollar Books had just got in some new vinyl ...culled abt 30 , but sorted down to 8 , as they are rather heavy to carry on the bike....

Pretenders is loaded with good stuff ...I like PS , this looked like a special Marley disc , Taj is a classic double and the Moodies ? sure I already have it, but the condition was sooo good and included the book. :D

SpeakerLabFan
01-04-2011, 11:26 PM
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
(1967, Columbia)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jl001.jpg

I first heard Cohen and several of these songs from the Soundtrack for the 1971 movie, Mcabe and Mrs. Miller. Most songs here are without accompaniment, but I read on wikipedia that the band Kaliedoscope are backing on some of the tracks, like Sisters of Mercy. interesting...Kaliedoscope was David Lindley's band. with the lyric sheet insert.

SpeakerLabFan
01-05-2011, 10:58 PM
The Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Best Of The Mahavishnu Orchestra
(1980, Columbia)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/mo001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
01-05-2011, 11:13 PM
Stealers Wheel - Ferguslie Park
(1973, A&M) NFS/Promo; mastered by Bob Ludwig, Sterling Sound, NYC

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/GF001.jpg

R.I.P. Gerry Rafferty

SpeakerLabFan
01-06-2011, 08:31 PM
Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
(1975, Reprise) HELLO WATERFACE / GOODBYE WATERFACE in the deadwax, sides 1/2;

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ny001.jpg

recorded in the summer of 1973, but not released until 1975. "Bruce Berry was a working man/He used to load that Econoline van."

Ducatista47
01-07-2011, 09:36 PM
Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
(1975, Reprise) HELLO WATERFACE / GOODBYE WATERFACE in the deadwax, sides 1/2;


recorded in the summer of 1973, but not released until 1975. "Bruce Berry was a working man/He used to load that Econoline van."
My favorite Neil Young record. That coming from one of his biggest fans.

For more spooky going ons, try On The Beach. Bone crushing rock from the same era, Zuma. Neil was sure on a roll in the mid Seventies.

SpeakerLabFan
01-07-2011, 11:08 PM
Fairport Convention - Full House
(1970, A&M)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/fc001-1.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/fc002.jpg

British traditional folk tunes with a rock interpretation. Great playing and production on this record ...but I miss Sandy Denny's vocals, she had left before this album.


Neil Young - Tonight's The Night


My favorite Neil Young record. That coming from one of his biggest fans.

For more spooky going ons, try On The Beach. Bone crushing rock from the same era, Zuma. Neil was sure on a roll in the mid Seventies.

My favorite Neil *is* On The Beach. That one is underrated, really captured the feeling of things at the time, that post-hippie / watergate / what's next. All great records, but don't stop there in the 70s there's American Stars n Bars and Comes A Time. of course you can't throw a rock with out hitting a great NY album, the guy is a legend. :applaud:

SpeakerLabFan
01-07-2011, 11:41 PM
The Butterfield Blues Band - Keep On Moving
(1969, Elektra) RL SS in the deadwax; mastered by Robert Ludwig at Sterling Sound, NYC; 1971 pressing with the Butterfly label

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/pb001.jpg

Quite a difference from the earlier Butterfield albums like East-West which were guitar-heavy. This one is driven by the horn-section. This RL mastered pressing sounds really rich and warm, great soundstage.

Ducatista47
01-07-2011, 11:42 PM
Ever see Human Highway? I savor the "Hey Hey My My" collaboration with Devo. A bonus for me, both of Devo's six string men are playing Gibson L-6Ss.

I didn't want to go on, but since you are a fellow appreciator I salute you! On The Beach and American Stars & Bars indeed. I am also a fan of the louder Crazy Horse backed efforts, like Ragged Glory.

I consider the fawning over After The Gold Rush and Harvest similar to and as strange as the perception of The Grateful Dead being largely American Beauty and Workingman's Dead. Wierd and lightweight, says I. (Speaking of the fans, not the music.)

SpeakerLabFan
01-08-2011, 12:42 AM
The Beatles - 20 Greatest Hits
(1982, Capitol) 1983 pressing with colorband label; MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wally in the deadwax; mastered by Wally Traugott (R.I.P.) at Capitol Studio & Mastering , Hollywood

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/beatles001.jpg

compilation of Beatles #1 hits, released to mark the 20th anniversary of The Beatles' first record release, "Love Me Do," in the UK in 1962. wikipedia notes:


a five-minute edited version of "Hey Jude" was used due to time constraints; this edited version dates from 1968 when it was created for use by Capitol Records on the four-inch flexi "Pocket Discs" that were sold in vending machines at that time

remember those pocket disks? I had the Hey Jude pocket disk back in the day, I also remember having Sky Pilot by The Animals on a pocket disk. Long gone. :banghead::(



Neil


Ever see Human Highway? I savor the "Hey Hey My My" collaboration with Devo. A bonus for me, both of Devo's six string men are playing Gibson L-6Ss.

I didn't want to go on, but since you are a fellow appreciator I salute you! On The Beach and American Stars & Bars indeed. I am also a fan of the louder Crazy Horse backed efforts, like Ragged Glory.

I consider the fawning over After The Gold Rush and Harvest similar to and as strange as the perception of The Grateful Dead being largely American Beauty and Workingman's Dead. Wierd and lightweight, says I. (Speaking of the fans, not the music.)

I have seen but not recently, thanks for the reminder to watch that again. :applaud:

I've seen Neil in performance a few times over the years, he has always been just devasting and monsterous on stage and even playing alongside fellow legends Crosby Stills Nash - he stood out with that guitar playing.

I saw him a couple of years ago on his Fall 2008 tour in Everett, WA (http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2008/10/everett-washington-concert-reports.html), I was wondering if some folks in the crowd knew what they were in for/ expecting to just hear a lot of acoustic folksie stuff.

from the review of that Everett show (Death Cab for Cutie opened):



One of the amazing qualities of a live Neil Young performance is how he seamlessly transitions from the beautiful electric sludge of tunes like "Hey Hey, My My," where his extended solos careen through the auditorium with sounds like a dinosaur moaning in pain from a leg amputation...to the acoustic grace and sentiments of a song like "Old Man."

How can I explain it...Neil Young's sludgy electric brand of rock & roll is the equivalent of a musical axe being swung at your head...and, elated, you can't wait for that blade to chop into your skull...only the blade hasn't been sharpened in awhile, and it has pits and gouges in it...so it just manages to knock off a chunk of your skull...get it? Sure you do.

Concert Review: Neil Young At Comcast Arena, Everett, Washington 10-21-2008 (http://www.cinemablend.com/music/Concert-Review-Neil-Young-At-Comcast-Arena-Everett-Washington-10-21-2008-12965.html) by Glen Boyd:

"What was most noteworthy about this concert wasn’t just that Neil Young’s “Electric Band” sounded like such a razor sharp machine, but that Neil himself seemed to be having such a good time. This showed through in one of the more intense Neil Young performances I’ve ever seen. There were plenty of great Neil Young songs that were not played – among them “Like A Hurricane,” “Cortez The Killer,” and “Harvest Moon.” With a catalog as vast as Neil Young’s, there is just no way that you’re going to get hit with everything in a single night."

SEAWOLF97
01-08-2011, 10:34 AM
I too really enjoy NY .....but in short bursts ...he can tend to be a bit whinny, and grates on me with longer exposures.

PBS ran rebroadcasts of the 1969 Johnny Cash TV variety shows...Neil (among some of the Greats of the Time *) played....he seemed intimidated , looked down a lot , came out and played ...with no interaction with the audience and walked off when done ....if I only had that performance to judge him by , I would sum him up as a fine talent with no performance skills..another dead ender.

thankfully he got a little better as time went on...:)

* It featured many folk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folk_music)-country (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_music) musicians, such as Joni Mitchell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joni_Mitchell), Bob Dylan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dylan), Linda Ronstadt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linda_Ronstadt), Kris Kristofferson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris_Kristofferson), Mickey Newbury (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Newbury), Neil Young (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Young), Gordon Lightfoot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Lightfoot), Merle Haggard (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merle_Haggard), James Taylor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Taylor) and Tammy Wynette (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tammy_Wynette). It also featured other musicians such as jazz great Louis Armstrong (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Armstrong), who died eight months after appearing on the show.

and (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Johnny_Cash_Show_%28TV_series%29)



Roy Orbison (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Orbison)
Creedence Clearwater Revival (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creedence_Clearwater_Revival)
Arlo Guthrie (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlo_Guthrie)
Jose Feliciano (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jose_Feliciano)
Bobbie Gentry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobbie_Gentry)
Glen Campbell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Campbell)
Marty Robbins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marty_Robbins)
Dusty Springfield (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusty_Springfield)
Ray Charles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Charles)
Neil Diamond (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Diamond)

SpeakerLabFan
01-08-2011, 11:39 AM
Hank Crawford - Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
(1974, KUDU) Promo/NFS; VAN GELDER in the deadwax; recorded at Van Gelder studios;

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/hc002.jpg

jazz flavored R&B. with Ron Carter, bass; Hugh McCracken, guitar - he was the session guitarist who played on McCartney's Ram, played with Steely Dan, Paul Simon, others.

SpeakerLabFan
01-08-2011, 12:21 PM
Colosseum - The Grass Is Greener
(1970, ABC Dunhill) NFS/Promo

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/colosseum001.jpg

Progressive rock band formed in the UK in 1968, Colosseum also played the "Super Session" program produced by BBC with Modern Jazz Quartet, Led Zeppelin, Jack Bruce, Roland Kirk Quartet, Eric Clapton, Steve Stills. This is their 3rd album and a North American only release includes tracks released on earlier albums in Europe as well as 4 new tracks including a Jack Bruce song - Rope Ladder To The Moon. Great stuff.

SpeakerLabFan
01-08-2011, 01:26 PM
Colosseum - Those Who Are About To Die Salute You
(1969, ABC Dunhill) Promo/NFS; Monarch symbol in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/colo001.jpg

debut album, recorded in fall 1968, released on the Fontana label in Europe and Dunhill in the US with a different track list and different cover.

SpeakerLabFan
01-08-2011, 08:01 PM
Savoy Brown - Getting To The Point
(1968, Parrot) Bell Sound SF in deadwax; mastered by Sam Feldman, Bell Sound Studios

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/sv001.jpg

2nd record from the British blues rock group. A very nice sounding Bell Sound - Sam Feldman pressing.

SpeakerLabFan
01-08-2011, 09:37 PM
Savoy Brown - Blue Matter
(1969, Parrot) Bell Sound in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/sb001-2.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/sb003.jpg

Louisiana Blues, 9:03 on side 2 really cooks, great electric guitar; along with the rest of side 2 - recorded live at the Leicester College of Education, Scraptoft, Leicester on 12/06/1968.

SpeakerLabFan
01-09-2011, 10:26 AM
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz Goes To Junior College
(1957, Columbia) CL 1034 Mono pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/db001-3.jpg

recorded at Fullerton and Long Beach Junior colleges. I picked up this nice copy for a couple of bucks during the HPB post-Christmas sale.

SpeakerLabFan
01-09-2011, 11:02 AM
Eddie Harris - Cool Sax, Warm Heart
(1964, Columbia) Demonstration/NFS stamped on back cover

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/eh001.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
01-09-2011, 11:31 AM
Savoy Brown - Raw Sienna
(1969, Parrot)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/SB001-3.jpg

They stretch into jazz with horns added here, but still straight-ahead blues rock. a nice gatefold cover, the artwork continues on the inner gatefold.

SpeakerLabFan
01-09-2011, 12:45 PM
Savoy Brown - Boogie Brothers
(1974, London) STERLING in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/sb002-1.jpg

a later incarnation of SB around Kim Simmonds, with Stan Webb - ex-Chicken Shack, and former Keef Hartley-member Miller Anderson matching Simonds with blistering guitar licks.

SpeakerLabFan
01-09-2011, 02:05 PM
Patrick Moraz - Story Of i
(1975, Atlantic) ARUN in the deadwax; mastered by Arun Chakraverty

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/pm001.jpg

progressive rock from the Yes keyboard player. All the Yes band members did solo albums in 1975, and this is a tasty one. Moraz mixes latin and rock rhythms together with his keyboard work. The album concept is around a mysterious tower in a jungle that lures people to enter. According to wikipedia, the idea came while Jon Anderson and Moraz were on tour with Yes - they saw an old massive tower. They started to think what was inside the tower and invented many theories.

SpeakerLabFan
01-09-2011, 03:52 PM
Fleetwood Mac - Penguin
(1973, Reprise) Canadian pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/fm001.jpg

The first album after Danny Kirwan left, and in the Bob Welch period. The best tracks here for me are, as always, from Christine McVie.

Ducatista47
01-09-2011, 08:17 PM
Fleetwood Mac - Penguin
(1973, Reprise) Canadian pressing


The first album after Danny Kirwan left, and in the Bob Welch period. The best tracks here for me are, as always, from Christine McVie.
The first track is a favorite of mine. "Remember Me" features a tingling slide riff by the briefly employed Bob Weston. Too bad he was sleeping with Mick Fleetwood's wife; I wanted to hear more from him with this band.

I very much like all the FM output up to the Buckingham-Nicks era, so this "middle period" work is fine with me. Middle as in after Peter Green and before the hitmaking group. After that, Time with Dave Mason and Bekka Bramlet floats my boat. Any band that had Peter Green, Danny Kirwan and Dave Mason pass through it goes straight to the to top with me. The Kiln House band of Fleetwood, McVie, McVie, Kirwan & Spencer walked on water too. I can't contemplate the Peter Green era without tears of joy.

Clark

SpeakerLabFan
01-09-2011, 10:21 PM
Mott The Hoople - Wildlife
(1971, Atlantic)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/mh001.jpg

most tracks recorded at Island studios London Nov/Dec 1970. The band name was picked out by producer Guy Stevens - after a 1966 novel by Willard Manus about an eccentric who works in a circus freak show. I spotted this record at the local HPB this afternoon, another hole in the MTH collection filled.

SpeakerLabFan
01-10-2011, 10:18 PM
Pentangle - Cruel Sister
(1970, Reprise) Canadian pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/pent001.jpg

British folk rock, wonderful versions of traditional songs here. Wonderful vocals from Jacqui McShee. The stunning album production is noted in a wikipedia article as an "uncluttered" sound with each instrument clearly placed in the mix and, despite its use of a range of instruments, including electric guitars, it maintains a clarity and simplicity, appropriate for the material.

SpeakerLabFan
01-10-2011, 11:04 PM
Atomic Rooster - In Hearing Of Atomic Rooster
(1971, Elektra)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ar001.jpg

3rd album from this British progressive rock group.


Fleetwood Mac - pre BuckinghamNicks


The first track is a favorite of mine. "Remember Me" features a tingling slide riff by the briefly employed Bob Weston. Too bad he was sleeping with Mick Fleetwood's wife; I wanted to hear more from him with this band.

I very much like all the FM output up to the Buckingham-Nicks era, so this "middle period" work is fine with me. Middle as in after Peter Green and before the hitmaking group. After that, Time with Dave Mason and Bekka Bramlet floats my boat. Any band that had Peter Green, Danny Kirwan and Dave Mason pass through it goes straight to the to top with me. The Kiln House band of Fleetwood, McVie, McVie, Kirwan & Spencer walked on water too. I can't contemplate the Peter Green era without tears of joy.

Clark

...just catching up with this post on the Penguin LP. I agree, the first track from Christine McVie - "Remember Me" is a great listen. I didn't know that backstory on Weston, how could they keep track of who was sleeping with who in those days? :P ...so that explains his short FM tenure...

SEAWOLF97
01-11-2011, 09:24 AM
been catching up with Dionne Warwick, Connie Francis & Glen Yarlboro , but that shud change after the 30th...gonna make the trip to Eugene..

SpeakerLabFan
01-11-2011, 10:15 PM
Grateful Dead - From Mars Hotel
(1974, Grateful Dead Records) Mastered by George Horn

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/gd001.jpg

7th studio album from the Dead. interesting trivia from wikipedia:

When held upside down in front of a mirror, the graphic on the front of the album cover appears to say "Ugly Rumors". This inspired the name of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's band, Ugly Rumours


Eugene Record Show


been catching up with Dionne Warwick, Connie Francis & Glen Yarlboro , but that shud change after the 30th...gonna make the trip to Eugene..

I am jealous. That's supposed to be one of the best record shows on the west coast. Wish I could make it but the 6 hours of driving to do a roundtrip Seattle to Portland is definitely my limit either driving or riding shotgun. I think the run to Eugene would tack on another 4 hours of roundtrip. And it doesn't help that most of the length of the Interstate is deadly boring, compared to most highways in WA or OR.

SpeakerLabFan
01-11-2011, 11:23 PM
Grateful Dead - Wake Of The Flood
(1973, Grateful Dead Records) TLC 10-6-73 in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/gd002.jpg

6th studio album, 3 years since American Beauty had been released, and the first without Pigpen.

SpeakerLabFan
01-12-2011, 09:48 PM
The Turtles - The Turtles Greatest Hits
(1982, Rhino) PRECISION SM / "Westchester High" / "Solid Zing" in the deadwax side 1/2; mastered by Stephen Marcussen at Precision Lacquer

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/turtles002.jpg

a nice compilation of hits starting with their 1965 cover of Dylan's It Ain't Me Babe.


Record show grabs


Is there anything that you've long lusted for (records..think records) that could possibly be in dollar boxes ??? (thats my main hangout ,,,, unless things get sparse and I'm forced into the $2 boxes) ...if so, I dont mind grabbing for you ...heck, my paws will be sore anyway..:p

Thanks for the offer, the mind reels with visions of Columbia 6-eye jazz LPs and obscure 60s psychedelic rock, or tasty stuff like The Soft Machine or The Flying Burrito Brothers - Gilded Palace Of Sin, but then reality sinks in. If I think of anything specific that has a chance of being in the buck boxes, I'll shoot you a PM. :applaud:

SpeakerLabFan
01-12-2011, 10:46 PM
John and Beverly Martyn - Stormbringer!
(1970, Reprise) NFS/Promo

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jm001.jpg

folk rock, recorded summer 1969 in Woodstock, NY. w/ Levon Helm.

SpeakerLabFan
01-12-2011, 11:03 PM
Flying Burrito Brothers - self titled
(1971, A&M) Artisan symbol in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/fbb002.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
01-14-2011, 12:21 AM
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
(1968, Columbia) 1971 orange label pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/byrds001.jpg

after listening to the Flying Burrito Brothers last night, more from several of the same fellows. with John Hartford - banjo, fiddle, acoustic guitar. Gram Parson's one LP as a member of the Byrds. Recorded in Nashville and LA.

SpeakerLabFan
01-14-2011, 09:53 PM
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline
(1969, Columbia)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bd001-2.jpg

w/ Kenny Buttrey, Norman Blake, Johnny Cash. fun story from Kenny Buttrey about Lay Lady Lay from the wikipedia article on the album:


"Sometimes... I go to the artist and say, 'What do you hear on the drums?' Because sometimes when people write songs they can hear it completed, they hear everything they think's gonna be on it", says drummer Ken Buttrey. "I went over to Dylan and said, 'I'm having a little trouble thinking of something to play. Do you have any ideas on ['Lay Lady Lay']?'... He said, 'Bongos'... I immediately disregarded that, I couldn't hear bongos in this thing at all... So I walked into the control room and said, 'Bob [Johnston], what do you hear as regards [to] drums on this thing?'... [He] said, 'Cowbells.'... Kris Kristofferson was working at Columbia Studios at the time as a janitor and he had just emptied my ashtray at the drums and I said, 'Kris, do me a favor, here, hold these two things... hold these bongos in one hand and the cowbells in the other,' and I swung this mike over to the cowbells and the bongos... I had no pattern or anything worked out. I just told Kris, 'This is one of those spite deals. I'm gonna show 'em how bad their ideas're gonna sound.'... We started playing the tune and I was just doodling around on these bongos and the cowbells and it was kinda working out pretty cool... Come chorus time I'd go to the set of drums. Next time you hear that [cut], listen how far off-mike the drums sound. There were no mikes on the drums, it was just leakage... But it worked out pretty good... To this day it's one of the best drum patterns I ever came up with."

SpeakerLabFan
01-14-2011, 10:11 PM
Jimi Hendrix - West Coast Seattle Boy / The Jimi Hendrix Anthology
(2010, Experience Hendrix) STERLING RJ in the deadwax; mastered by Ray Janos, Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jhe003.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
01-14-2011, 10:59 PM
The Doobie Brothers - self titled
(1971, Warner Bros)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/doobies001.jpg

debut record, compared by one critic to Moby Grape. fair enough for this record, and the back cover includes a Special Thanks to Skip Spence.

Ducatista47
01-14-2011, 11:26 PM
The Doobie Brothers - self titled
(1971, Warner Bros)

debut record, compared by one critic to Moby Grape. fair enough for this record, and the back cover includes a Special Thanks to Skip Spence.
Skip Spence's Oar is one of the most compelling recordings I have ever heard. I still have the original vinyl. I have never been able to get "Books of Moses" or "Weighted Down " out of my head completely. Even when I would not play it for ten years, they kept going through my head - involuntarily. I seem to remember that Oar sold less than five thousand copies originally. There are reissues with new material, but this old copy seems to be asking $200 these days. I could use the money, but I'll keep it.

Clark

Ducatista47
01-15-2011, 12:12 AM
49402
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
(1968, Columbia) 1971 orange label pressing


after listening to the Flying Burrito Brothers last night, more from several of the same fellows. with John Hartford - banjo, fiddle, acoustic guitar. Gram Parson's one LP as a member of the Byrds. Recorded in Nashville and LA.
This album is sacred! Too bad Chris Hillman gets lost in all the talk about Parsons. Let's see some of the bands he was in...The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Bros, Manassas, The Souther-Hillman-Furray Band, sessions with Gene Clark (the greatest...), Poco, Dillard & Clark, lead the Dessert Rose Band, cut records with Tony Rice....

My Lord! IMHO, the only band with as much talent as the Byrds was Buffalo Springfield. One of the many times I saw The Byrds was in a big Chicago club after Sweetheart came out. After playing a lot of country music (country rock, newgrass, whatever), Roger Mcguinn told the audience, which was getting testy to hear old Byrds hits, "For you who are tired of country music, here is some more of it." This was a while after he said, like a robot, in response to shouted requests, "I am not a computer. I can not be programmed." Parsons was gone and Chris had brought in Clarence White, and I am quite sure I saw God. What a great night.

SpeakerLabFan
01-15-2011, 12:17 AM
The Rolling Stones - More Hot Rocks (big hits & fazed cookies)
(1972, London) STERLING LH in the deadwax; mastered by Lee Hulko at Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/rs001-1.jpg

Listening to side 3 which is true stereo; sides 1 & 4 are fake stereo/re-channeled. includes "Child Of The Moon" which was recorded in March 1968 during early Beggars Banquet sessions but more of a Satanic Majesties type of song, never released on an album, it was a B-side on the Jumping Jack Flash single. the Stones did a Promo (http://www.rollingstonesnet.com/ChildOfTheMoon.html) video of the song.

SpeakerLabFan
01-15-2011, 12:22 AM
Skip Spence's Oar is one of the most compelling recordings I have ever heard. I still have the original vinyl. I have never been able to get "Books of Moses" or "Weighted Down " out of my head completely. Even when I would not play it for ten years, they kept going through my head - involuntarily. I seem to remember that Oar sold less than five thousand copies originally. There are reissues with new material, but this old copy seems to be asking $200 these days. I could use the money, but I'll keep it.

Clark

I have that Oar record too/ I know what you mean - it is a haunting and unforgettable record. Mine was a $1 find at a local garage sale a couple of years ago, yes I wave and salute whenever I drive past their driveway.

I found this on the Skip Spence - Doobie Brothers connection, which I did not know but the interwebs did...


Spence is acknowledged as having been instrumental in the formation of the Doobie Brothers, by way of introducing John Hartman to Tom Johnston, and encouraging their musical development, as well as occasionally sitting in with their pre Doobie Brothers band Pud, though Spence never was an official member.

SpeakerLabFan
01-15-2011, 12:26 AM
This album is sacred! Too bad Chris Hillman gets lost in all the talk about Parsons. Let's see some of the bands he was in...The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Bros, Manassas, The Souther-Hillman-Furray Band, sessions with Gene Clark (the greatest...), Poco, Dillard & Clark....

My God! IMHO, the only band with as much talent as the Byrds was Buffalo Springfield. One of the many times I saw The Byrds was in a big Chicago club after Sweetheart came out. After playing a lot of country music (newgrass, whatever), Roger Mcguinn told the audience, which was getting testy to hear old Byrds hits, "For you who are tired of country music, her is some more of it." This was a while after he said, like a robot, in response to shouted requests, "I am not a computer. I can not be programmed." Clarence White was in this lineup, and I am quite sure I saw God. What a great night.

Great story... I think I've said before that I would gladly time-travel back to the 60's to see a few sets by these guys.

SpeakerLabFan
01-15-2011, 12:53 AM
Alexander Spence - Oar
(1969, Columbia)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ss001.jpg

Ducatista47
01-15-2011, 02:56 AM
Alexander Spence - Oar
(1969, Columbia)
I have to ask. What was it like to listen to it again?

SpeakerLabFan
01-15-2011, 11:49 AM
Pentangle - Reflection
(1971, Reprise)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/pent001-1.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/pent002.jpg
Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Jacqui McShee, Terry Cox, Danny Thompson.

SEAWOLF97
01-15-2011, 11:59 AM
yesterday was spinning "BeeGee's Gold" ....expected cheesy crap , but ended up giving repeats...they are kinda sincere (in a hokey way ...:crying:) , but today its...

"This 10-CD set contains all nine Led Zeppelin studio albums as originally sequenced"--

Contents
Disc 1, Led Zeppelin. Good times, bad times ; Babe, I'm gonna leave you ; You shook me ; Dazed and confused ; Your time is gonna come ; Black mountain side ; Communication breakdown ; I can't quit you, baby ; How many more times.

Disc 2, Led Zeppelin II. Whole lotta love ; What is and what should never be ; The lemon song ; Thank you ; Heartbreaker ; Living, loving maid (She's just a woman) ; Ramble on ; Moby Dick ; Bring it on home.

Disc 3, Led Zeppelin III. Immigrant song ; Friends ; Celebration day ; Since I've been loving you ; Out on the tiles ; Gallows pole ; Tangerine ; That's the way ; Bron-y-aur stomp ; Hats off to (Roy) Harper.

Disc 4, Zoso. Black dog ; Rock and roll ; The battle of evermore ; Stairway to heaven ; Misty mountain hop; Four sticks ; Going to California ; When the levee breaks.

Disc 5, -- Houses of the holy. The song remains the same ; The rain song ; Over the hills and far away ; The crunge ; Dancing days ; D'yer mak'er ; No quarter ; The ocean.

Disc 6, Presence. Achilles last stand ; For your life ; Royal Orleans ; Nobody's fault but mine ; Candy store rock ; Hots on for nowhere ; Tea for one.

Disc 7, Physical graffiti, Disc 1. Custard pie ; The rover ; In my time of dying ; Houses of the holy ; Trampled under foot ; Kashmir.

Disc 8, Physical graffiti, Disc 2. In the light ; Bron-yr-aur ; Down by the seaside ; Ten years gone ; Night flight ; The wanton song ; Boogie with Stu ; Black country woman ; Sick again.

Disc 9, In through the out door. In the evening ; South bound Saurez ; Fool in the rain ; Hot dog ; Carouselambra ; All my love ; I'm gonna crawl.

Disc 10, Coda. We're gonna groove ; Poor Tom ; I can't quit you, baby ; Walter's walk ; Ozone baby ; Darlene ; Bonzo's Montreux ; Wearing and tearing ; bonus tracks: Baby come on home ; Travelling Riverside blues ; White summer/Black mountain side ; Hey, hey, what can I do.

that LZ1 (disk 1) is almost a Greatest Hits disc....WOW :bouncy: (that one belongs on my DID list)

SpeakerLabFan
01-15-2011, 01:37 PM
Jefferson Airplane - Takes Off
(1966, RCA Victor)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ja001-1.jpg

with Skip Spence on drums.

SpeakerLabFan
01-15-2011, 02:03 PM
Atomic Rooster - Made In England
(1972, Elektra)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ar003.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
01-15-2011, 04:05 PM
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - self titled
(1968, Track/Atlantic)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ab001.jpg

w/ Vincent Crane, he went on to form Atomic Rooster. Crane co-wrote the hit "Fire" with Arthur Brown and he wrote several songs here.


Skip Spence - Oar


I have to ask. What was it like to listen to it again?

Sorry, didn't see your post until now. The material is haunting to listen to, as always. I think it would stand out, even without knowing his fragile mental state at the time of the recording. I listened with a new MC cartridge (Benz Ace) on Carver Amazing speakers so it was very striking - I really noticed the cooking guitar playing on "War In Peace" and the observations and perspective in the lyrics, for example in "Weighted Down".

I hear that a recent CD issue includes Bonus Tracks - sounds like that's a must-have to hear what else he was cooking in that studio.

SpeakerLabFan
01-15-2011, 08:44 PM
Thin Lizzy - Johnny The Fox
(1976, Mercury) MASTERDISK RL; mastered by Robert Ludwig at Masterdisk

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/tl001.jpg

7th record from the hard rock band formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969. This is genuine rock with lots of musical influences, setting it apart from a lot of the hard/metal shiite that started to surface in the mid-70s.

MikeBrewster77
01-15-2011, 09:04 PM
Judy at Carnegie Hall
- Judy Garland
Capitol/EMI, 2000 (24-Bit Digitally Remastered 40th Anniversary Edition)


49416

SpeakerLabFan
01-15-2011, 09:24 PM
Kingfish - self titled
(1976, Round Records)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/kf001.jpg

debut record. Lineup for this record includes Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead who was a Kingfish member from 1974-76 during a hiatus in the Dead's touring. also includes Matthew Kelly who played on the Dead's Wake Of The Flood, and Dave Torbert who was bass player for New Riders Of The Purple Sage.

SpeakerLabFan
01-15-2011, 10:16 PM
Grand Funk Railroad - Phoenix
(1972, Capitol) STERLING LH in the deadwax; mastered by Lee Hulko at Sterling Sound, NYC

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/gf001-1.jpg

7th record from the hard rock band out of Flint, MI, and the first self-produced. w/ Doug Kershaw on electric fiddle. At this point with several gold albums released, looks like Capitol let them have a custom record label.

SpeakerLabFan
01-15-2011, 10:39 PM
Little Feat - self titled
(1971, Warner Bros) Artisan symbol in the deadwax; 1973 pressing w/ Palm trees label

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/lf001.jpg

debut record from the LA band formed in 1969, they got their start on the label with help from Frank Zappa - Lowell George had played with Zappa previously. Ry Cooder plays slide guitar on a couple of songs here. From wikipedia:


When "Willin'" was recorded for the Little Feat album, George hurt his hand in an accident with a model airplane, so Ry Cooder sat in and played the song's slide part.

SEAWOLF97
01-16-2011, 12:06 PM
Grand Funk Railroad -

7th record from the hard rock band out of Flint, MI, and the first self-produced. w/ Doug Kershaw on electric fiddle. At this point with several gold albums released, looks like Capitol let them have a custom record label.

Funny about GFR ....most of their stuff is dreck , BUT .... I always seem to have a copy of
"I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home) " on each of my pods & anthologies. :o:

Thot it just related to my Navy adventures until I read this....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27m_Your_Captain_%28Closer_to_Home%29

The song conveys the pleas of a captain on a troubled sea voyage and facing a mutiny from his crew. Its use of an orchestra during the long repeated refrains of the closing movement served to differentiate it from much of Grand Funk's work. Several interpretations of the song have been given; most revolve around the Vietnam War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War), and "I'm Your Captain" is popular among veterans of that conflict. The record was a modest hit single when first released, but achieved greater airplay on progressive rock radio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_rock_%28radio_format%29) stations. It has become a classic rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classic_rock) staple and has appeared on several audience-selected lists as one of the best rock songs of all time.

SpeakerLabFan
01-16-2011, 07:22 PM
Donovan - 7-Tease
(1974, Epic) Promo/NFS

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/dono006.jpg

recorded in Nashville with Kenny Buttrey, Norbert Putnam, Buffy Sainte-Marie. Lots of studio production here by Norbert Putnam, with layered electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards, strings, horns. I have hesistated listening to this because frankly I think Donovan was done by about 1969, but this is an interesting record - it was intended to be developed into a stage production - no longer the starry eyed hurdy gurdy man, it's a critical mid 70s observation by Donovan of what just happened in the 60s and into disillusioned 70s. from AllMusic:


Listening to it 30 years after the fact is an eerie experience, vividly evoking the feelings of uncertainty surrounding the period in which it was made (and for those too young to know, the early to mid-'70s saw the self-destruction and resignation of a U.S. president, crippling oil boycotts affecting daily life in America, and serious political and social strife on every continent except Antarctica) -- all wrapped up in songs that were achingly beautiful, piercing in their directness, and generally as clever as any music of its era.



Grand Funk Railroad


Funny about GFR ....most of their stuff is dreck , BUT .... I always seem to have a copy of
"I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home) " on each of my pods & anthologies. :o:

Thot it just related to my Navy adventures until I read this....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I%27m_Your_Captain_%28Closer_to_Home%29

The song conveys the pleas of a captain on a troubled sea voyage and facing a mutiny from his crew. Its use of an orchestra during the long repeated refrains of the closing movement served to differentiate it from much of Grand Funk's work. Several interpretations of the song have been given; most revolve around the Vietnam War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War), and "I'm Your Captain" is popular among veterans of that conflict. The record was a modest hit single when first released, but achieved greater airplay on progressive rock radio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_rock_%28radio_format%29) stations. It has become a classic rock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classic_rock) staple and has appeared on several audience-selected lists as one of the best rock songs of all time.

interesting background on that song. I agree that the GFR catalog is mixed but it's entertaining. We're an American Band (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We%27re_an_American_Band) is a lot of fun and the production is outstanding (Todd Rundgren producer).

SpeakerLabFan
01-16-2011, 08:10 PM
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Fire & Fleet & Candlelight
(1967, Vanguard)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bsm001.jpg

includes a really wonderful fast-paced arrangement of Joni Mitchell's Circle Game with a full rock band consisting of Bruce Langhorne on electric guitar, Alexis Rogers on drums and Russ Savakus on bass, plus orchestra arranged by Peter Schickele, the PDQ Bach guy. also a cover of Joni's Song To A Seagull plus lots of her own folk compositions - including "97 Men in This Here Town Would Give a Half a Grand in Silver Just to Follow Me Down"

SpeakerLabFan
01-16-2011, 08:51 PM
Claudine - Love Is Blue
(1968, A&M)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/claudine001.jpg

breathy, lispy vocals with smooth, sophisticated '60s pop arrangements. This 3rd album includes an early Randy Newman song - Snow. interesting biography: Longet was married to Andy Williams (14 years older than her) from 1961-1975, she appeared as a guest star on television series including Combat!, Hogan's Heroes, Run for Your Life, and The Rat Patrol and she was also regularly featured on The Andy Williams Show. Her career was overshadowed by her involvement in the 1976 shooting death of her boyfriend, US Olympic skiier Spider Sabich.

SpeakerLabFan
01-16-2011, 10:15 PM
The Rolling Stones - Metamorphosis
(1975, ABKCO) US 2nd issue with "I'm Going Down" credited to Jagger/Richards instead of Jagger/Richards/Taylor on the 1st pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/rs002.jpg

This demos and outtakes record is a showcase for Jagger/Richards' songwriting for other artists. Most of the songs on side 1 are demo tracks with Jagger vocals over a studio band including Jimmy Page on guitar. Includes a demo version of "Each And Every Day" which was given to Bobby Jameson to record in 1965. Later outtakes from Let It Bleed and Beggars Banquet sessions include Stephen Stills, Al Kooper, Ry Cooder, Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi.

SpeakerLabFan
01-16-2011, 10:33 PM
The Rolling Stones - Through The Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)
(1969, London) Bell Sound sf in the deadwax; mastered by Sam Feldman at Bell Sound studios

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/rs003.jpg

another Stones compilation, this Bell Sound mastered pressing sounds really nice. Released September 1969 with a dedication to Brian Jones, who died in early July, in the inner gatefold.

Ducatista47
01-17-2011, 01:40 AM
Claudine - Love Is Blue
(1968, A&M)


Her career was overshadowed by her involvement in the 1976 shooting death of her boyfriend, US Olympic skiier Spider Sabich.
For those old enough to remember, SNL's Claudine Longet Invitational Ski Tournament, Season one Episode eighteen. IMHO one skit more entertaining than her entire career.

Call me old school, but I have a preference for singers who can actually sing in some expressive manner. Having no natural voice is OK, but please express something. She was too early to take the newer way out of that dilemma. As John Entwhistle said, "Those who can't sing rap."

MikeBrewster77
01-17-2011, 09:29 PM
Lady in Satin
- Billie Holiday | Columbia (originally relased 1958, remastered 1997)

This was a tough one to listen to. It's clear her voal capabilities have far deteriorated. Juxtaposing that against Ray Ellis' lush orchestration (at her request, as the story goes) provides a real dichotomy between undeniably hard-lived vocals set against a harmonious, almost virginal background.

But, the profundity of her vocalization coupled with the vulnerability of not being "on top" is almost ... shall I say, poignant. It lends an air of credibility so often lacking in this genre. Coupled with the fact that we get the real dynamics of her vocals (limited as they may have been at this point) that earlier recordings simply couldn't capture, it winds up being a wonderful, if not at times wrenching album. In fact, it just might be one of her best, irrespective of whether it was so intended or critically recognized.

49451

SpeakerLabFan
01-17-2011, 10:43 PM
Judy Henske - High Flying Bird
(1964, Elektra) Mono pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jh001-3.jpg

Ducatista47
01-17-2011, 10:52 PM
Lady in Satin
- Billie Holiday | Columbia (originally relased 1958, remastered 1997)

I know this was totally unrelated to my previous post, but I couldn't agree more. It was never about her ability to have a great singing voice. She never did have one and was still one of the greatest singers that ever recorded. It is all about what you do with what you have. Her middle name should have be expressive, yet has there ever been a less showy singer? I consider her the anti Ella Fitzgerald.

I have bored everyone I know with the comparison of Whitney Houston and Bob Dylan. A gifted natural voice in the service of crap vs no vocal instrument to speak of in the service of a revolution of modern lyrics and culture. Did Billie really lose much towards the end? I'm still not sure, not that what I think about the accomplishments of such a genius would ever matter.

I am not at all sure that Billie would have been any more effective if she had possessed the voice of Laura Branigan. It might have even gotten in the way. My jury is still out on Sassy for these very reasons, despite my extreme positive prejudice towards contraltos.

Back on topic, The Magnificent Thad Jones, Rudy Van Gelder remaster, Blue Note. With Billy Mitchel on tenor, Barry Harris on piano, Percy Heath bass and Max Roach drums. Recorded July 1956. A huge bonus cut, the "Something To Remember You By" duet with Kenny Burrell.

I had not heard the music of Thad Jones before, but I can tell you that this trumpeter had as great a tone as I have ever encountered; ditto his control of dynamics at the piano end.49452 He was very harmonically interesting as well.

Clark

SpeakerLabFan
01-17-2011, 11:21 PM
Laura Nyro - Laura Nyro - More Than A New Discovery
(1967, Verve Folkways) FT-3020; Mono pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ln001.jpg

I need a dose of Laura. :cool:

A find at the local HPB tonight, along with a couple dozen other interesting 60s mostly folk records on Elektra and Verve, part of a dusty but shiny excellent condition collection that apparently went straight to the clearance shelf. :cool: Sounds wonderful after a clean and rinse cycle on the VPI 16.5 RCM.

SpeakerLabFan
01-18-2011, 11:11 PM
Curved Air - Air Conditioning
(1970, Warner Bros) NFS/Promo; artisan symbol in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ca001.jpg

debut record from the British progressive rock group. Classical rock fusion. This record was also issued in picture disk format with the same artwork as the cover art. Was one of the first picture disks, if not the first ever - I wish I had one of those.

SpeakerLabFan
01-18-2011, 11:54 PM
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
(1972, Reprise)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jt001.jpg

5th studio album from the British progressive rock band. a single 45 minute song. My favorite Tull record. My copy includes the newspaper.

SEAWOLF97
01-19-2011, 11:41 AM
I was on a "Stormy Monday" kick for a while and picking up everybody's versions .....the "Little Milton" as referred to ..on the Tull cover ..had a really excellent version. :bouncy:

SpeakerLabFan
01-19-2011, 09:06 PM
Johnny Cougar - Chestnut Street Incident
(1976, MCA)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jc001.jpg

John Cougar Mellencamp's debut record, recorded at the Record Plant/Hit Factory, NYC and Gilfoy Sound, Bloominton, IN. His songs are catchy, populist tunes nicely recorded, plus nice covers of Oh Pretty Woman, Twentieth Century Fox, and Do You Believe In Magic. This release was a flop according to wikipedia only sold 12,000 copies. I ran across a lot of 50 cent clearance inventory tonight at the local HPB, and I snapped this up along with a couple dozen other titles. Most are like-new with cutout notches on the covers, this one has a diagonal slice in the lower right corner of the cover.

SpeakerLabFan
01-19-2011, 09:39 PM
John Cougar Mellencamp - Big Daddy
(1989, Mercury) Canadian pressing; mastered by "Bob Ludwig / Masterdisc"

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jcm001.jpg

Violins, dobros and mandolins on some songs, and no synthesizers in sight. Recorded and Mixed at Belmont Mall Studio, Belmont, Indiana. ...another 50 cent grab tonight.

SpeakerLabFan
01-19-2011, 11:35 PM
Steely Dan - self titled
(1981, MCA) VIM 4076-7 MCA Japan pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/sd001.jpg

2 LP Japanese compilation from Steely Dan titles through the Aja release. includes a booklet that was slipped inside the gatefold under the Obi strip. Sounds very nice. Another clearance shelf pickup tonight.

SpeakerLabFan
01-20-2011, 11:57 PM
Lee Hazlewood - Houston
(1967, Harmony/Columbia) originally released in 1965 as "Friday's Child" on Reprise

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/lh001-1.jpg

American country and pop singer, songwriter, and record producer - including work with Duane Eddy, Nancy Sinatra. I dig the quirky songs and the baritone voice.

SEAWOLF97
01-21-2011, 11:38 AM
.
finally I get a good copy of "Feelings" & David Soul :barf:


Disc one. Play that funky music / (Wild Cherry) -- My Maria / (B.W. Stevenson) -- One toke over the line / (Brewer & Shipley) -- Afternoon delight / (Starland Vocal Band) -- Life is a rock (but the rock rolled me) / (Reunion) -- I can help / (Billy Swan) -- Magnet and steel / (Walter Egan) -- The rapper / (The Jaggerz) -- Beach baby / (First Class) -- O-o-h child / (The Five Stairsteps) -- Precious and few / (Climax) -- Brother Louie / (Stories) -- Playground in my mind / (Clint Holmes) -- Put your hand in the hand / (Ocean) -- Please come to Boston / (Dave Loggins)

Disc two. Turn the beat around / (Vicki Sue Robinson) -- Ring my bell / (Anita Ward) -- Don't give up on us / (David Soul) -- In the summertime / (Mungo Jerry) -- Seasons in the sun / (Terry Jacks) -- The night Chicago died / (Paper Lace) -- Knock on wood / (Amii Stewart) -- Sometimes when we touch / (Dan Hill) -- Rose garden / (Lynn Anderson) -- Kung fu fighting / (Carl Douglas) -- Love grows (where my Rosemary goes) / (Edison Lighthouse) -- Sweet Mary / (Wadsworth Mansion) -- The night the lights went out in Georgia / (Vicki Lawrence) -- TSOP / MFSB) -- Feelings / (Morris Albert) :eek:

Thirty chart-toppers, including twelve #1 hits. Released between 1970-1979.

SpeakerLabFan
01-21-2011, 07:57 PM
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Creedence Gold
(1972, Fantasy) German pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ccr001.jpg

a chooglin' compilation album. Doug Clifford - drums, Stu Cook - bass, John Fogerty - lead guitar, harmonica, lead vocals, Tom Fogerty - rhythm guitar, backing vocals

SpeakerLabFan
01-21-2011, 09:24 PM
Mountain - Live (the road goes ever on)
(1972, Windfall)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/lw001.jpg

Just four songs from the hard rock band on this record, which shows how they could really extend a song in live performance with Leslie West's jamming, smoking blues guitar. The first two from the 1969 Woodstock festival, Tracks 3-4 recorded January-February 1972 with track 4, Nantucket Sleighride, clocking in at 17:38 and taking all of side 2. another HPB find this week.

SpeakerLabFan
01-21-2011, 10:09 PM
Mountain - The Best Of Mountain
(1973, Columbia/Windfall) STERLING LH in the deadwax; mastered by Lee Hulko at Sterling Sound

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/lw002.jpg

Leslie West was inspired by Clapton and Cream. AllMusic calls Mountain a "somewhat twisted but effective American version of the legendary power trio that inspired them." This is the first compilation by Mountain. It rocks. http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/rock.gif

SpeakerLabFan
01-21-2011, 11:11 PM
Flora Purim - Nothing Will Be As It Was ... Tomorrow
(1977, Warner Bros) KENDUN in the deadwax; mastered by John Golden at Kendun Recorders

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/fp001-1.jpg

Jazz fusion solo record from the Brazilian jazz singer whose beautiful vocals I first heard on the self-titled Return To Forever album in 1972. With husband /Airto Moreira on percussion here. another 50 cent grab at HPB this week.

SpeakerLabFan
01-22-2011, 12:23 PM
Susan Reed - self titled
(1957, Elektra) Mono pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/sr001-1.jpg

Traditional folk songs. with a lyric booklet included. another one from the folk record finds this week.

SEAWOLF97
01-22-2011, 06:21 PM
tossed back some SpeakerLab 1's & a HK 4xx receiver ...but they dumped out the records and there seems to be 2 keepers...I missed the copy of Pentangle, but snagged "The Seeds" ...pushin' too hard.

Also always enjoy Rodrigo and The Planets are a favorite too..:D

BMWCCA
01-22-2011, 06:43 PM
Caught a brief mention of this over on AK and liked the concept. The quality of the playing and recording is really impressive on most of the cuts. I'd say if you enjoy the Clapton "Crossroads Guitar Festival" kind of mix 'em up sets, you'll find something to like here.

I'm pretty sure they didn't master it on JBL 4345s though because I have to turn down the low-end output of the bi-amp crossover due to over-saturation of the bass sometimes. With several different bass players, that problem is variable. Tal is okay (sometimes loud) and Nathan East is, as always, superb. Found some new guitar players I wasn't familiar with and will have to investigate. That's always the fun part of a new album. :thmbsup:

49513

It's also available in a Monster Music HD Surround Sound 2-disc set at some BB stores.

SpeakerLabFan
01-22-2011, 07:24 PM
Beacon Street Union - The Clown Died in Marvin Gardens
(1968, MGM)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bu001.jpg

2nd record from this Boston area psychedelic rock band. I have been hoping to run across this after hearing their Boston contemporaries, Orpheus. It's a mixed bag for me, the title track is scorching and they do what seems like a ten minute version of "Baby, Please Don't Go", but there are also some plodding tracks with string arrangements. I found this one with no inner sleeve and in dusty but otherwise decent condition for a 50 center at a flea market this afternoon. Plays well after a pre-rinse in the sink, then clean and rinse cycle on the VPI 16.5 RCM.

SpeakerLabFan
01-22-2011, 07:54 PM
Captain Beyond - self titled
(1972, Capricorn)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/cb001-3.jpg

first album from this progressive rock band formed in L.A. in 1971 with former members of Iron Butterfly, Deep Purple, Johnny Winter, and Rick Derringer. The first pressing album cover for the U.S. release included 3-D artwork (using lenticular printing), this one with a normal cover is a later pressing from 1972, according to the Goldmine guide. rock, heavy metal, and jazz influences, and great playing. A $1 pickup earlier this week.

SpeakerLabFan
01-22-2011, 08:31 PM
Captain Beyond - Sufficiently Breathless
(1973, Capricorn)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/cb002.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/cb003.jpg

2nd record from the progressive hard rock band, with a nice gatefold cover. includes "this album is dedicated to the memory of Barry Oakley" ; their self titled debut from the previous year included a dedication to Duane Allman.

SpeakerLabFan
01-22-2011, 09:17 PM
Mahavishnu Orchestra/John McLaughlin - Inner Worlds
(1976, Columbia)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jm001-1.jpg

Smoking hot playing from McLaughlin and the Orchestra. Recorded at La Chateau Herouville, France. A $1 pickup this week.

SpeakerLabFan
01-22-2011, 10:14 PM
Steppenwolf - 16 Greatest Hits
(1981, MCA)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/sw001.jpg

Sookie, Sookie and goddamn the Pusherman. goddamn there's some good music here!
originally released in 1973 on ABC Dunhill, then reissued in 1979, this is a 1981 release - part of the MCA "Super Savers" series.

SpeakerLabFan
01-22-2011, 11:15 PM
Uriah Heep - Salisbury
(1971, Mercury)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/uh001-2.jpg

2nd record from the British progressive heavy rock band. The title track clocks in at 16+ minutes. The UK front cover artwork includes a British tank.

SpeakerLabFan
01-22-2011, 11:50 PM
Uriah Heep - Fallen Angel
(1978, Bronze) MADE IN GERMANY in the deadwax; German pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/uh002.jpg

with the original pressing vertical gatefold sleeve.

SpeakerLabFan
01-23-2011, 10:39 AM
Strawbs - From The Witchwood
(1971, A&M)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/st001.jpg

Rick Wakeman on organ and synthesizer, the second of two Strawbs albums that he played on.

SEAWOLF97
01-23-2011, 11:51 AM
we've got threads for FAVs...why not a thread for those that you cant stand ? The ones that you get up and change the station , rather than listen to them ?

I'll start.

Bruce Springsteen
Rush
Yes
Thin Lizzy
Ambrosia (some YES clone)
Captain Beyond
Frank Zappa
Genisis/Phil Collins
Dixi-land - anything

You are welcome to disagree, but let's keep it civil. Please add your AGYCS entries.

http://www.audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?14734-Artists-Groups-you-cant-stand


Captain Beyond - self titled
(1972, Capricorn)
.

Captain Beyond , Cactus & Springsteen are the 3 that chased me OFF of XM :crying: ...they had a moron DJ that was in love with that stuff and I couldn't change channels fast enough ...
the only thing that I can think of that could be worse (IMHO) ....would be a trio of Kenny G , Mike Bolton and Yanni :eek::eek::eek:

hjames
01-23-2011, 04:59 PM
working through a series of albums produced by Daniel Lanois ...
Including but not limited to

The Joshua Tree - U2
The Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon
Acadie - Daniel Lanois
Robbie Robertson - (self titled)
Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball
Willie Nelson - Teatro

Not in the mood for the Eno and Peter Gabriel albums he produced,
but this is a good groove with lots of space ...

SEAWOLF97
01-23-2011, 06:21 PM
Today found a LP of Brain Salad Surgery in MINT condition with the foldout ....have rejected 10-15 copies because of condition...but finally..:D ...and LOW BUDGET ...(rather a SW mantra)

BSS was such great condition that I wasn't even miffed at having to pay $1.70 ;)

SpeakerLabFan
01-23-2011, 07:50 PM
The Damnation Of Adam Blessing - self titled
(1968, United Artists) UAS 6738 Stereo

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ab001-1.jpg

debut record from Cleveland area psychedelic band. blues-rock, psychedelia, folk-rock, and poprock melodics, with excellent vocals from singer Adam Blessing. a cover of Morning Dew and Last Train To Clarksville as well as original songs. I have had this in the basement pile from a bulk collection purchase quite awhile ago, and I'm not sure why I didn't play it earlier - it's definitely my cup of tea. and looking on popsike.com, this goes for big bucks.

SpeakerLabFan
01-23-2011, 08:26 PM
Van Der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts
(1971, Charisma/Buddah) Bell Sound in the deadwax;

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/vg001.jpg

4th album from the English progressive band; Robert Fripp on guitar.

SpeakerLabFan
01-23-2011, 09:45 PM
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
(1976, Mercury) MASTERDISK G.K. in the deadwax; mastered by Gilbert Kong at Masterdisk, NY

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/tl001-1.jpg

6th record from the Irish hard rock band. Along with the usual smoking blues influenced hard rock, some nicely produced commercial elements. "Running Back" adds keyboards from a session player, and Lynott said that song was very much influenced by Van Morrison. nice.

SpeakerLabFan
01-23-2011, 10:23 PM
Junior Wells and Buddy Guy - Coming At You
(1968, Vanguard) VSD-79262; Stereo pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bg001.jpg

Chicago Blues Band ....with Buddy Guy, Lead guitar; Clark Terry, trumpet.

SpeakerLabFan
01-23-2011, 11:23 PM
The Association - Renaissance
(1967, Valiant) Mono pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/as002.jpg

2nd record and the last on the Valiant label. with the jangly 60s guitars and vaguely psychedelic pop lyrics.

SpeakerLabFan
01-24-2011, 10:36 PM
Van Der Graaf Generator - The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other
(1970, ABC/Probe)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/vg001-1.jpg

The second album by the British progressive rock band. Trident Studios, London, December 1969. There is a Hammond B3 under-pinning the sounds and the lyrics combine science and mysticism. This is a more striking record than the other VDGG title that I have - Pawn Hearts. According to wikipedia the title is from artist John Minton: "We're all awash in a sea of blood, and the least we can do is wave to each other."

SpeakerLabFan
01-26-2011, 08:55 PM
Captain Beyond - Dawn Explosion
(1977, Warner Bros) STERLING in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/cb001-4.jpg

Progressive hard rock band with former Iron Butterfly and Johnny Winter band members. This is a final album recorded after after a 3 year break. Another 50cent grab from the clearance shelf last week.

SpeakerLabFan
01-26-2011, 11:56 PM
Traffic - self titled
(1968, Island) 1986 "Island Life Collection" reissue

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/tra003.jpg

this reissue of the classic title sounds nice, really great soundstage, such a terrific record, especially Winwood's songs. quite a bit of edgewear on the cover, but LP is excellent so I couldn't leave it in the clearance bin.

SpeakerLabFan
01-28-2011, 09:47 PM
The Beatles - self titled
(1968, Apple) 1978 Capitol issue on white vinyl (SEBX-11841); MASTERED BY CAPITOL in the deadwax

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/wa002.jpg

US Capitol issue "white" album. Capitol also released red and blue vinyl versions of the 62-66 (SEBX-11842) and 67-70 (SEBX-11842) compilations at the same time. With the poster but the pictures are long gone. a $2 yard sale find a couple of years ago.

SpeakerLabFan
01-28-2011, 10:42 PM
Various Artists - The Bridge, A Tribute To Neil Young
(1989, Caroline) Promo/NFS; KDISC in the deadwax; K Disc Mastering

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ny001-1.jpg

anthology with alternative rock bands covering songs written by Neil Young. A portion of the profits from the album were donated to The Bridge School, dedicated to educating children with speech and physical impairments, and which was founded by Neil and Pegi Young. Some nice covers here. A yard sale find a couple of years ago.

SpeakerLabFan
01-28-2011, 11:56 PM
Steve Miller Band - Your Saving Grace
(1969, Capitol) SKAO-331 stereo

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/smb001.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/smb002.jpg

4th record from SMB. another trippy early record from Steve Miller. Lots of wear on the cover, which is a Unipak gatefold, the record goes inside the inner pocket. The LP cleaned up well on the VPI 16.5 RCM.

SpeakerLabFan
01-29-2011, 11:09 AM
Thelonious Monk - Thelonious Monk Trio
(1956, Prestige) Mono; 1980s Fantasy OJC-010 reissue

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/tm001-1.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
01-29-2011, 12:13 PM
Clark Terry Quartet - In Orbit
(1958, Riverside) 1988 OJC reissue; remastered 1987 Phil De Lancie, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ct001.jpg

Clark Terry, Flugelhorn; Thelonious Monk, piano; Sam Jones, Bass; Philly Jo Jones, Drums.

SpeakerLabFan
01-29-2011, 05:00 PM
Robert Palmer - Secrets
(1978, Island) STERLING GC in the deadwax; mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, NYC

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/rp001-2.jpg

another cookin, well produced record from Palmer. recorded at New Providence, Bahamas. includes a nice cover of Todd Rundgren's Can We Still Be Friends?. a $1 grab last week.

SpeakerLabFan
01-29-2011, 05:53 PM
J. Geils Band - Monkey Island
(1977, Atlantic) MCR JB in the deadwax; mastered by Joe Brescio at the Cutting Room, Record Plant, NY

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/jg001-1.jpg

9th album from J. Geils. AllMusic says that this one has the "innate Geils Band charm" and I agree. The Peter Wolf vocals, Magic Dick harmonica, are there along with the Brecker brothers sitting in. The earlier stuff (Bloodshot, Full House...) from these guys is mandatory, and if you dig, you will probably like this. Worth a listen.

SpeakerLabFan
01-29-2011, 07:16 PM
Walter Becker Donald Fagen - The Early Years
(1984, Passport/PVC) STERLING in the deadwax; mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, NYC

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bf001-1.jpg

The duo's early pre-Steel Dan compositions recorded here between 1968-1971. Those days included a stint with Jay and the Americans under pseudonyms, and in the early 1970s, as pop songwriters, prior to forming Steely Dan. They cranked out Brill building material for established artists (Babs Streisand covered one of their songs) and their own quirky tunes laid groundwork for their later plans. One song here "Soul Ram" includes the words "steely dan". I can hear initial hints of the Dan cynicism and sarcasm in these early tunes.

SEAWOLF97
01-29-2011, 07:39 PM
One song here "Soul Ram" includes the words "steely dan". I can hear initial hints of the Dan cynicism and sarcasm in these early tunes.

Could it have been ..."Steely Dan 3 from Yokohama" ????

off to Eugene Record Convention early Sunday AM......:bouncy:

took the 6.25 mile ride down to foster record store Thursday....grabbed abt 30 , after condition check , threw back 28 ....Burnin' Sky isnt too bad

came out of the store and front tire was flat ....pumped it up and took off for home ....1.25 miles later it was flat again....so repumping 5x got me back to la casa SW

SpeakerLabFan
01-29-2011, 07:56 PM
Walter Becker Donald Fagen - You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It
(1971, Spark) 1978 Canadian reissue on Visa
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bf002.jpg
Reissue of pre-Steely Dan (Becker, Fagen, Denny Dias) is a soundtrack album for early Richard Pryor movie, 'You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It' from 1970. I think was from when they were in LA working as staff songwrters for ABC Dunhill records - liner notes indicate that they wrote songs for Dusty Springfield, The Grass Roots, Denny Doherty. I grabbed this from a 50 cent clearance bin in August, along with The Early Years title.

track list:
You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It 2:58
Written-By - Fagen* , Becker*
Flotsam And Jetsam 3:29
Written-By - Fagen* , Vance* , Becker*
War And Peace 1:43
Written-By - Discepolo*
Roll Back The Meaning 3:44
Written-By - Fagen* , Becker*
You Gotta Walk It Like You Talk It (Reprise) 0:42
Written-By - Fagen* , Becker*
Dog Eat Dog 3:43
Written-By - Fagen* , Becker*
Red Giant/White Dwarf 8:01
Written-By - Fagen* , Vance* , Becker*
If It Rains 7:04
Written-By - Fagen* , Becker*




Could it have been ..."Steely Dan 3 from Yokohama" ????

off to Eugene Record Convention early Sunday AM......:bouncy:

well as you'd expect from those two, the lyrics (search on "soul ram lyrics") are pretty salty.

Good hunting tomorrow.

SpeakerLabFan
01-29-2011, 08:23 PM
Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
(1974, ABC) Quad pressing

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/sd001-1.jpg

3rd album from Steely Dan. with a bunch of session aces including Timothy B. Schmit - bass, vocals, Wilton Felder - bass, Jim Gordon - drums. probably my favorite Dan album, hard to say because all of them are played out for me. killer pop/jazz/rock tracks from start to finish here, plus a chance to take a piece of Mr. Parker's band. According to wiki:


The album was originally released in 2 channel Stereo and also in a special 4-channel Quadrophonic mix. There are some significant musical differences between the two mixes. This was the last of three Steely Dan albums to be issued in both 2 and 4 channel formats.

SpeakerLabFan
01-29-2011, 09:04 PM
T. Rex - Electric Warrior
(1971, Reprise)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/tr001-1.jpg

SpeakerLabFan
01-29-2011, 10:29 PM
Bloomfield Kooper Stills - Super Session
(1968, Columbia)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bsk001.jpg

May 1968 when Bloomfield was in the process of leaving the Electric Flag, and Stills was in the process of leaving Buffalo Springfield and a few weeks away from joining up with David Crosby and Graham Nash. with Harvey Brooks from Electric Flag on bass. I can hear the twangy Stills' Buffalo Springfield guitar chords on the Dylan tune; he also stretches out with some Hendrix-like amped up licks on the "You Don't Love Me" jam. love this record.

MikeBrewster77
01-29-2011, 11:44 PM
Had to post this just to see the reaction to his two antitheses coupled together :p

49648

Ducatista47
01-30-2011, 12:30 AM
Had to post this just to see the reaction to his two antitheses coupled together :p

On the same performance? That would be like Ted Nugent and Dan Fogelberg.

MikeBrewster77
01-30-2011, 10:56 AM
On the same performance? That would be like Ted Nugent and Dan Fogelberg.

:rotfl:

Same venue, different nights.

SpeakerLabFan
01-30-2011, 11:09 AM
Oregon - Distant Hills
(1973, Vanguard)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/pr001-1.jpg

former members of Paul Winter's ensemble in the 60's; jazz and world music. Ralph Towner (guitar, piano, synthesizer, trumpet), Paul McCandless (woodwind instruments), Glen Moore (double bass, violin, piano), and Collin Walcott (percussion, sitar, tabla).

SpeakerLabFan
01-30-2011, 11:52 AM
Colosseum II - War Dance
(1977, MCA)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/ppm001.jpg

formed by Colosseum drummer Jon Hiseman. Jazz fusion heavy on the synthesizer. I was hoping to hear some of the progressive bite of the original Colosseum, but this sounds pretty bland to me.

SpeakerLabFan
01-30-2011, 05:08 PM
Bonnie Guitar, Edna Leal Williams - self titled
(1970s, Tacoma, WA private press)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/bg001-1.jpg

a interesting moody folk record, introspective 70s influenced lyrics and nothing you would expect from Bonnie Guitar's earlier work including the 1957 Country-Pop crossover hit "Dark Moon". She became one of the first female Country Music singers to have songs crossover from the Country charts to the Pop charts, and have hits on both sides. She also co-founded the Seattle record company Dolton Records in the late 50s, which played a role in the Northwest sound and launched the careers of The Fleetwoods and The Ventures. I have been reading about her influence in a book about the Northwest sound titled "Sonic Boom - The History of Northwest Rock from Louie Louie to Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Peter Blecha. I grabbed this for 25cents this afternoon, appears unplayed.

SpeakerLabFan
01-30-2011, 05:41 PM
Christie - Yellow River
(1970, Epic)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records2/yr001.jpg

Debut album from the British rock band with one hit wonder for the title track, which Jeff Christie wrote and originally was offered to The Tremeloes. They recorded it but did not release, Christie's vocals were added to the backing track. The song hit #1 on the UK and other Euro charts and as high as #23 on US Billboard.

SpeakerLabFan
01-30-2011, 06:15 PM
Strawbs - Grave New World
(1972, A&M)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/Records3/str001.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/Records3/str002.jpg

first album after Rick Wakeman's departure from the band, Blue Weaver was his replacement on the harmonium, mellotron, organ and piano. elaborate folk rock arrangements with more emphasis on rock than earlier albums. With a 10 page lyric booklet and a trippy drawing on the inner gatefold cover.

SpeakerLabFan
01-30-2011, 07:01 PM
James Gang - Rides Again
(1970, ABC Dunhill) Artisan symbol in the deadwax; mastered at Artisan Sound Recorders

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/Records3/jg001.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/Records3/jg002.jpg

The Ravel estate requested the unauthorized "Bolero" section removed from "The Bomber" medly, subsequent pressings "The Bomber" track time is 5:39, as it is here even though the inner gatefold lists the time at 7:04. Rusty Young from Buffalo Springfield, Poco plays Pedal Steel on "There I Go Again".

SpeakerLabFan
01-30-2011, 07:52 PM
James Gang - Live In Concert
(1971, ABC Dunhill) WITH LOVE FROM JESSICA & CHRISTOPHER in the deadwax, side 2.

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/Records3/jg003.jpg

from performances at Carnegie Hall, New York. with scorching guitar solos from Joe Walsh throughout.

The James Gang appeared as themselves in the 1971 "electric western" film, Zachariah[/URL ([URL]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zachariah_(1971_film))]

SpeakerLabFan
01-30-2011, 08:47 PM
Joe Walsh - Got Any Gum?
(1987, Warner Bros) MASTERDISK in the deadwax; mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, NYC

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/Records3/jw001.jpg

8th studio record from Joe, includes "In My Car" co-written with Ringo Starr.

SpeakerLabFan
01-30-2011, 09:45 PM
Grateful Dead - Reckoning
(1981, Arista) Artisan symbol + "GF" in the deadwax; mastered by Greg Fulginiti at Artisan Sound Recorders

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/Records3/gd001.jpg

2LP of acoustic material recorded live in September and October 1980, a very nice live recording. listening to record 1.

SpeakerLabFan
01-30-2011, 10:30 PM
John McLaughlin - Extrapolation
(1969, Marmalade) 1976 Polydor issue

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/Records3/jm001.jpg

SEAWOLF97
01-31-2011, 01:22 PM
.
must have been 500/600 people there ...lots of "under 30 somethings" ...TV coverage ..lots of friendlies....spent $24 ...all were $1 finds except for the Peggy Lee boxed set for $2 ....no earthshaking finds, but some I'd been looking for and hole fillers

SEAWOLF97
01-31-2011, 01:25 PM
Mo..

SEAWOLF97
01-31-2011, 01:27 PM
Still mo..

SEAWOLF97
01-31-2011, 01:28 PM
.
:o:

SpeakerLabFan
01-31-2011, 09:54 PM
Ellen Foley - Spirit of St. Louis
(1981, Epic/Cleveland International) MASTERDISK HW / TimTom BS U.K. in the deadwax side 1/2; mastered by Howie Weinberg, side 1; mastered by Tim Young, side 2

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/Records3/ef001.jpg

Ellen Foley with the members of The Clash, produced by Mick Jones who wrote "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" about his relationship with Foley. Several songs here written by Strummer/Jones. A 50 cent HPB clearance find a couple of weeks ago.


Seawolf >

my shoulder hurts from carrying that bag of LP's around


Those licorice pizzas weigh about 1/2 lb each. You didn't pedal to Eugene, did ya? :D

SpeakerLabFan
01-31-2011, 10:23 PM
The Ventures - Where The Action Is
(1966, Dolton) Dolton BST 8040 Stereo "Visual Sound"

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/Records3/vn001.jpg

The Tacoma, WA instrumental rock band, they started in the late 50s on the local Dolton Records label co-founded by Bonnie Guitar. Dolton was acquired by Liberty Records in the 60s. heavy handed but warm sounding 60s studio production on this one.


In the early 1960s "golden age of hi-fi", and with the novelty of stereo still in its experimental stages, The Ventures found their characteristic style of recording each instrument in either the extreme left , or right channel, with little cross-over (if any), enhancing the stereo effect to its fullest limits.

SpeakerLabFan
01-31-2011, 11:06 PM
Strawbs - Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios
(1970, A&M)

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/Records3/strawbs001.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/Records3/strawbs002.jpg

The folk rock band recorded live at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall in July of 1970. Rick Wakeman at the organ, piano, harpsichord, and with his own 5:00composition "Temperment Of Mind".