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Fritz The Cat
09-13-2015, 08:39 AM
Thanks. I think Trip was a 70's version of a reissue label. Along with Springboard they did low budget compilations and reissues - cheap, cheesy cover artwork. They were a legitimate label and had access to studio tapes, from the records that I've heard on these labels.

Why didn't Dr. John want these tracks to be published? Are they of less quality or not shure of credits?

Fritz The Cat
09-13-2015, 10:15 AM
As noticed on the backside cover: For years Jimmy has been acknowledged as one of the kings of the blues, but it's not so well-known that he started as a balladeer. Rushing became the first of the big band blues singers. Although Jimmy remained a potent rhythm singer ("jump tunes" as they were called) and balladeer, his puissance as a blues man tended to overshadow his other facets.
This is a wonderful LP. What superb musicians. Milt Hinton bass! A minor quality vinyl and pressing. (Dynaflex/Cut out)

Fritz The Cat
09-13-2015, 11:51 AM
Oh no, fusion...... What shall i do with this one? The synthesizer played by Mike Mandel is not good for my old ears. I have to take care of them. Larry Coryell is a superb guitar player. He shows it on track B3 "Gratitude "A So Low"".
Means: a solo. But why isn't this music funny? No heart & soul at all. They do exercises for themselves. See track B4 ".....ejercicio". Who likes this one? Why??? Hey, but i like the hippiesque front cover picture.

Fritz The Cat
09-13-2015, 12:11 PM
Why didn't Dr. John want these tracks to be published? Are they of less quality or not shure of credits?

Hey, did i really write "shure"? Shame on me . This is why i had "Shure" pickups on my turntables for many years. Sorry.

SpeakerLabFan
09-13-2015, 05:36 PM
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Dave Digs Disney
(1958, Columbia) MONO, 80s Holland issue

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Listening to some Brubeck while sorting records

SpeakerLabFan
09-13-2015, 06:05 PM
Joe Zawinul - Zawinul
(1971, Atlantic)

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recycled picture, still upstairs sorting records while listening. Solo LP w/ Herbie Hancock, Miroslav Vitous, Jack DeJohnette, Woody Shaw. Liner notes by Miles Davis.

SpeakerLabFan
09-13-2015, 08:24 PM
earlier...

Deep Purple - In Rock
(1970, Warner Bros) -1B/-1B Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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gatefold cover. recycled pictures

now...

Mike Oldfield - QE2
(1980, Epic) -1G/-1E
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w/ David Hentschel, synthesizer; Phil Collins, drums

Fritz The Cat
09-14-2015, 10:19 AM
earlier... Deep Purple - In Rock (1970, Warner Bros) -1B/-1B Artisan symbol in the deadwax http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/835/oe8i.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/n7oe8ij) http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/163/m2p0.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/4jm2p0j) gatefold cover. recycled pictures now... Mike Oldfield - QE2 (1980, Epic) -1G/-1E https://farm1.staticflickr.com/610/21388503042_d410578ed5_b.jpg https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5665/21211526178_837d698eec_b.jpg w/ David Hentschel, synthesizer; Phil Collins, drums Pure Magic. Begining of hardrock. A love that never dies. Since 45 years.

Fritz The Cat
09-14-2015, 10:46 AM
Rich in variety. We have Jazz, Cuban salsa, country, and Bonnie Bramlett!!!! CBS All Stars are: Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Cedar Walton, Tony Williams, John McLaughlin, Hubert Laws. Have i forgotten some musician? Yessss all the other superb musicians on this one. It's a voyage......

Fritz The Cat
09-14-2015, 11:54 AM
Good italian pressing. FC. Danny Kalb lead guitar. Superb live recordings.

SEAWOLF97
09-14-2015, 12:09 PM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creedence_Clearwater_Revival:_Box_Set

Been making comp disks of the long, tracks (not the Top 40 pop stuff) ...Effigy,
Graveyard Train, Gloomy,Keep on Chooglin, Feelin' Blue,Ramble Tamble,I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Pagan Baby,Rude Awakening #2 ..etc.

The ARCAM CD player has been bringing new life to these and running through the Adcom 555
to the a/d/s's ,, well,,they physically produced goose bumps and a big smile :)

Fritz The Cat
09-14-2015, 12:13 PM
Joe Zawinul - Zawinul
(1971, Atlantic)

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recycled picture, still upstairs sorting records while listening. Solo LP w/ Herbie Hancock, Miroslav Vitous, Jack DeJohnette, Woody Shaw. Liner notes by Miles Davis.


Zawinul was a genious while
he was with Cannonball Adderly in the sixties. Mercy mercy mercy. But what did he play in the eighties and nineties? Synthies......

Fritz The Cat
09-14-2015, 12:30 PM
Hey, this is definitely a "no go":(notice on backcover) "All Saxophone solos performed by Joe Zawinul on Korg Pepe". Too much synthesizers may destroy the music......

Fritz The Cat
09-14-2015, 12:46 PM
Those were the times when everything was possible in popular music. They had nothing to loose. Fuck all the commercial record label business..... Look here these musicians in this big band live at the Marquee Club London England June 23-14, 1970: The Chief himself. Miller Anderson superb. Gary Thain (Uriah Heep), Barbara Thompson (Colosseum until 2015), Pete York, et al. This was big fun. This is big fun now. Thanks to DECCA. No synthesizers at all. Far away. Wonderful live recordings. No dull second. Listen to track A2: Miller Anderson vocal and guitar on "Me and my woman". What a wild hammond on this one by Derek Austin. 45 years ago. Wow!

Fritz The Cat
09-15-2015, 10:06 AM
Last work by Badfinger. Forgotten jewel. Tony Kaye kb (Yes). I like it. I like the cover artwork by Peter Max. Look at www.petermax.com. Great beatlesque vocals. Badfinger were famous with the fresh Paul McCartney song "Come and get it". The interesting demo of the original version is published on the 3rd Anthology by Beatles. The life of Pete Ham and Tom Evans ended in tragedy. They committed suicide after lawsuits against their record companies........They came and got it .....

Fritz The Cat
09-15-2015, 10:30 AM
Superb Dynamics on heavy vinyl. Good old vinyl of the sixties. Laurindo Almeida's phantastic guitar. Original from 1964. Listen to track B1 "ONE NOTE SAMBA". You may hear this one very loud. Forget your neigbours......

Fritz The Cat
09-15-2015, 11:07 AM
Powerhouse vocalist. "If you played with him , you played by his rules." This album was produced by Mike Batt. Listen to "Lady of the dawn" of the "Tarot Suite" LP. The liner notes on back cover were written by Tony McPhee (Groundhogs). This disc is drawn from tapes made solo by BJW in October 1968 in London for Liberty Records using his usual jerry-rigged nine-string guitar with a pickup. Fuck all the guitar teachers. Listen to track A3 "Baby please don't go". Unforgettable great voice....

Fritz The Cat
09-15-2015, 11:30 AM
I bought this one this summer in a thrift store in Schaffhausen Switzerland for 8 Fr. Oh, i tell you what a summer this has been! The return of Harmonica Slim? Nonsense, he's been here all along. The saxes by Plas Johnson are superb. Especially the baritone sax on A4 "Love". What a big big record. I have to listen to it all over again. Swinging, jazzy, powerful. I like the voice of Harmonica Slim. He really sings. Listen also to the powerful guitars by David Walker and Louis Shelton. Listen to track A2 Bob Thiele's "Harmonica Boogaloo". No, you have to listen to all the tracks. And listen loud! I give this record 6 stars ******. You should have been there then....

SEAWOLF97
09-16-2015, 10:55 AM
grabbed these yesterday, all in VG condition.
My source place now charges for records by the pound ($1.69)

albums are normally about a half a pound, so ..... :)

Fritz The Cat
09-16-2015, 11:31 AM
Hey, this is nearly 60 year old vinyl. A little bit mistreated. Good old vinyl from Holland. And the dynamics are still astonishing! Featuring Paul Desmond. This is a wonder of sonics....

Fritz The Cat
09-17-2015, 05:11 AM
I bought this one because of the guitarist: Albert Lee lead guitar on all tracks except B2. Hank DeVito steel guitar. Pete Wingfield keyboards. Did i forget to mention some musician? Ah, yes. The Brothers sing for our hearts and souls. Albert Lee is one of the best guitar players of the world. He plays every style perfectly. Listen to track A5 "Can't get over it".

Fritz The Cat
09-17-2015, 06:46 AM
Forget the frontcover. But the trio plays first class. Such gems are mostly missed by looking quickly through a box full of LPs on a flea market. Joe Sample piano of Crusaders meets Ray Brown bass and Shelly Manne drums. Superb dynamics. Perfect pressing. (Notice on back cover: "Grabado en USA") But one thing, at least, we can learn from the front cover:"A showcase of outstanding Jazz" ......

Fritz The Cat
09-17-2015, 07:04 AM
Beautiful sax solo by David Sanborn on track A1 "Last Hope's Gone". Strong vocals by the bass player Bugsy Maugh on track A2 "Mine To Love". 3 tracks of 7 are compositions of Maugh. But also the voice of the drummer Philip Wilson is interesting. Listen to track A3 "Get yourself together": this one has much speed and force. Remember the Blues Brothers. Good dynamics on superb french pressing. Heavy vinyl. Cult.

Fritz The Cat
09-17-2015, 07:43 AM
Swinging country jazz. There is no dull second on this here. All winners no fillers. David Grisman mandolin, plays with Tony Rice g, Darol Anger violin, Todd Philips mandoline and Bill Amatneek bass. Good german pressing with superb dynamics. "Dawg Music". Lean back and enjoy......

Fritz The Cat
09-17-2015, 09:14 AM
It's not the singer, it's the song. And the band. It's also not the ugly front cover....... It's not a gem. But even a little discovery in the thrift store. Gerard McMahon is an english singer/songwriter/multiinstrumentalist/producer living in USA. Because of lack of commercial success with this one, he began as a composer of soundtracks. Gary Mallaber and John Massaro were members of The Steve Miller Band. Steve Sykes was with Stanley Clarke, Hall and Oates, Dusty Springfield, Manfred Mann and later producer.

Fritz The Cat
09-17-2015, 09:42 AM
I bought this one because of the guitarist Kimberley Rew (of Katharina and the Waves) and Dave Mattacks (of Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull). And therefore it was a lucky decision in the thrift store. Listen to track B2, a nice version of Bob Dylans "Licence to kill". She' s a good singer.... What do you think about her voice?

Fritz The Cat
09-18-2015, 09:51 AM
This is the top of "Ugly Covers". But the music is, in contrast to it, on top of the world. Tenor saxophone premier class. Roland Hanna piano. Grady Tate drums. Very fine dynamics and pressing. Play loud! Forget your neighbours......

SpeakerLabFan
09-18-2015, 10:42 PM
Neil Young - s/t
(1968, Reprise)

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Nice. strings by Jack Nitzsche.

SpeakerLabFan
09-18-2015, 10:46 PM
Hey, this is nearly 60 year old vinyl. A little bit mistreated. Good old vinyl from Holland. And the dynamics are still astonishing! Featuring Paul Desmond. This is a wonder of sonics....

I bet that sounds terrific - jazz fans expected good sound quality on their LPs. Too bad it wasn't the same for rock fans and a lot of rock LPs.

SpeakerLabFan
09-18-2015, 11:36 PM
Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday
(1972, Mercury) German pressing, MADE IN GERMANY in the deadwax

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Non gatefold. Sounds terrific but unlikely to better the UK gatefold copy with GK in the deadwax, Gilbert Kong mastered.

Fritz The Cat
09-19-2015, 04:36 AM
Uriah Heep - The Magician's Birthday
(1972, Mercury) German pressing, MADE IN GERMANY in the deadwax

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Non gatefold. Sounds terrific but unlikely to better the UK gatefold copy with GK in the deadwax, Gilbert Kong mastered.

This is the german pressing with the fold cover. Look at the marvelous pictures by Roger Dean. This one has superb dynamics. Good pressing and vinyl quality. Forget the ugly press critics of those times.
The critics were wrong. They did't like Uriah Heep since their first LP. But the critics didn't check the magic of this music. And time would tell.......David Byron was an excellent performer. His voice was outstandig. Hensley's songs went straight to the heart. Did you know, that David Byron was very busy in music business before Uriah Heep? Under the pseudonym David Garrick he recorded between 1968 and 1971 various cover songs in Pye Studios. Over 100 songs for various cheapo labels as Marble Arch, Orange, Somerset etc. You may discover so many beautiful interpretations by David Byron. As example listen to his version of John Lennon's "Cold Turkey". After David Byrons death, the critics were right with their opinion about Uriah Heep. See my next post if you please......

Fritz The Cat
09-19-2015, 05:44 AM
This is one of many cheap "vocal productions" with the voice of David Byron of later Uriah Heep. Exercises for an unknown talented singer. He needed money. He was exercising to develop his trademark vocals. He is a stunning kind of chamaeleon because of the variations of his voice. There are more than 100 songs he recorded in Pye Studios in 1968 - 1971. For some bucks. Under the pseudonym David Garrick. No credits on the record covers. But he had great fun. Listen to track B1: John Lennons "Cold Turkey". Very impressive. Looking at the front cover: those were the funny times when girls had those mini skirts. Beautiful times then. On some tracks of further vocal productions of Pye Studios you may discover the fresh voice of Reginald Dwight, these days still on the road, known under the name of........... Rock history........

Fritz The Cat
09-19-2015, 08:21 AM
Reg Dwight's piano goes pop. Vocal production with many contributions by Elton John. He sings the tracks A2 "Up around the bend", A3 "Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha", A4 "In the summertime", A5 "Yellow river", A6 "Cottonfields", B2 "Question", B4 "Lady D'Arbanville", B5 "Neanderthal Man", B6"Signed sealed delivered (i'm yours)". David Byron sings the tracks A1 "Alright now", B3 "Lola". I'm not joking: these cheap labels always had superb dynamics. They were not in vogue. But they sold very well in Super Markets. Look for them on flea markets and thread stores! Amazing Pop Machine .......

Fritz The Cat
09-19-2015, 08:37 AM
I bet that sounds terrific - jazz fans expected good sound quality on their LPs. Too bad it wasn't the same for rock fans and a lot of rock LPs.

This was the reason why CDs had that sudden big success in the late 80ies. No cracks, no disturbing sounds. Totally clean atmosphere. But there was no life in those digital sounds. Which CD sounds better than the LP with the same music? Yes there are very bad pressings, especially in the seventies on american label RCA. For example those Elvis productions were often weak. It is therefore big fun, when we sometimes discover some forgotten gem on the flea market. But you have to look at the LP surface very accurately.

Fritz The Cat
09-19-2015, 09:37 AM
The guitar playing is interesting: Michael Toles and Charles Pitts of STAX Recording Studios in Memphis. Toles was member of the Bar-Kays. Charles Pitts ist best known for his "wah wah " guitar on the title track. Cry Baby: "The pedal that rocks the world". This one sold very well. Isaac Hayes was the first afroamerican musician who reached platin status with this LP. This 2 LP german pressing shows superb dynamics. The sticker on the back cover shows the price of 1971: 36 FR. That was too much for me those times. In 1971 i could buy 10 meals for these 36 FR. I still wanted to grow a little bit then........ Lucky punch on flea market in Vevey this summer for 10 FR. Listen to the Hammond part, followed by an impressive sax solo on track C2 "No name bar". Listen also to the fine wah wah guitar and sax solo on cool track C3 "Bumpy's blues".

Fritz The Cat
09-19-2015, 10:18 AM
Produced by Mike Mainieri (of Steps Ahead). Good german pressing. Eric Gale guitar on track B2 "Such a good boy" with rhythm cracks Dunbar/Shakespeare. Hugh McCracken guitar with Marcus Miller bass and a beautiful sax solo by David Sanborn on track B3 "Hello big man". Superb Tony Levin bass on most tracks. A beautiful version of Bob Marley's "Is this love" on track A4 with Dunbar/Shakespeare and Eric Gale on guitar. She always had all the best musician. I watched (listened to) the whole career of Carly Simon since "You're so vain" Hit in 1972. Is this love............?

Fritz The Cat
09-19-2015, 11:10 AM
Neil Young - s/t
(1968, Reprise)

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Nice. strings by Jack Nitzsche.
When released, this one was a commercial flop. His only album not to make the charts. Several months after the album's release, Young remixed it to bring out his vocals more and added some overdubs. This second version replaced the first in the U.S. from then on, though the original mix remained available overseas. (Cit.:William Ruhlmann, AMG). I have the same american pressing as you show here. This one doesn't sound clear. In the deadwax: 30817 RS 6317 A-1C. Listen to muffled track A5 "The old laughing lady" with weak dynamics. While listening to track B3 "What did you do to my life" also the unclean vocal mix doesn't satisfy me. B1 sounds better with clear accoustic guitar fills. B4 has clearer dynamics again. Different qualty of recording? I don't like his voice when singing in whining high tenor. His amateur guitar playing on track B5 "The last trip to tulsa" is rather dull. Neil Young was very busy while writing all that stuff on inner fold cover.........

Fritz The Cat
09-19-2015, 01:53 PM
This is a hit and Stomu Yamashta is the boss here. I didn't buy this one because of Klaus Schulze's synthesizer playing. No, we have these superb musicians in a very dynamic live recording as follows: excellent Steve Winwood live vocals and keyboards. He sings for our hearts & souls!!! Pat Thrall guitars. Michael Shrieve drums. Al Di Meola very very big live Les Paul solo guitar on C4 "Crossing the line", D1"Man of leo", etc. etc. Don't forget the formidable bass playing and the magic female backing vocals. Beautiful front and back fold cover with some cigarettes promotion and the waisted Franc bill: they don't need it anymore because of the better (????) Euro. You must have been there, in Paris, summer, Palais des sports,12th June 1976..........

SpeakerLabFan
09-19-2015, 05:56 PM
Steve Ashley - Stroll On
(1975, Gull) Promo DJ copy, Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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recorded in '71. nice. with Danny Thompson, Simon Nicol, Ashley Hutchings, Dave Mattacks.

Fritz The Cat
09-20-2015, 01:03 AM
Steve Ashley - Stroll On
(1975, Gull) Promo DJ copy, Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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recorded in '71. nice. with Danny Thompson, Simon Nicol, Ashley Hutchings, Dave Mattacks.
This is an interesting tip. I have the same american pressing as you show here. It's a good pressing with fine dynamics. But i will have to wash it. Listen to the accoustic guitars: if you hear the sound of sliding fingers on the strings it's recorded and pressed in super quality. A lost treasure with beautiful cover art work as usual in the seventies. I bought this one because of the contributions of the Albion Band musicians and B.J. Cole's pedal steel. Listen to track A5: you may hear the leaves falling. B.J. Cole is the "Jack in the box" of hundreds of records and indicates quality signs. Monastic chant. (Cit:AMG) Listen to track B5 "Follow on". Very english. This record is a folk rock parallel to the theme of classic Antonio Vivaldi's four seasons: the grip of deep winter, the fleeting joys of summer, farewell to the leaves in fall, etc. The moods induced by changing seasons truly are eternal. And it does listeners good to be reminded of that sometimes. (Cit: AMG) Sunday morning music. Let's stroll on.....

Fritz The Cat
09-20-2015, 02:21 AM
Track A1: is this the Les Paul played by Mick Ronson? No it's unknown MacKintyre Duncan on guitar. Well made. Bowie's Ziggy- Drummer has found new friends. Bowie wouldn't need a rock drummer after Ziggy anymore. Vocals by unknown Phil Murray. Strong clear characteristic voice. Interesting songs. Listen to track A2: I like the guitar in Ronson style here through all the tracks. But it was the wrong time for this LP. All around the punk wars were raging. No chance with such fine cover art. And Murray was not a chamaeleon like Bowie. And Martin Smith was not as famous as Ronson. It's not a forgotten gem, but interesting because of the unknown musicians. Does anybody know the further career of these musicians? The funny comic style cover art is simply superb. The contents of this forgotten record were at least well-dressed.....

Fritz The Cat
09-20-2015, 02:42 AM
Mancini is the big Zampano of the Soundtracks. He does every style. Produced by Stanley Cramer. But why does Stanley Cramer write on the back cover, when he has nothing to say? Notice on back cover: "Mancini has given us nostalgia in the modern idiom and i cannot say too much for his contribution to Oklahoma Crude." He should better keep still and go for a beer.....

Fritz The Cat
09-20-2015, 11:04 AM
Thrift store this summer for 10 Fr.. There must be some kind of hidden deficiency, that i cannot discover by controlling the vinyl. On the back cover Leonard Feather explains everything you always wanted to know about the world of jazz. Take your time. It's really interesting. Especially about Lewis/Jackson/Heath and Kay. Actually and unfortunately (as i expected) it's not the best quality of pressing despite of washing in my Hannl. But anyway i like it. Life isn't always clean and perfect.....Does anybody know the year of the release of this rerelease? 1969?

Fritz The Cat
09-20-2015, 11:33 AM
40 years have passed, but the music lasts forever. Produced by Huey P. Meaux means: quality self-evident! What a superb pressing with the best dynamics. I like every record of Baldemar Herto, despite the cheap and ugly cover art. Art???? Does anybody know a solo record of him with passable cover art? Why didn't he pay attention to it? When in Texas Tornados, the music and the cover art were superb. Guitar: Is this thaaat Mickey Moody of Whitesnake? Does anybody know? Listen to track A5 with the superb steel guitar playing.

SpeakerLabFan
09-20-2015, 12:00 PM
Brinsley Schwarz - Silver Pistol
(1972, United Artists)

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Nick Lowe!

Fritz The Cat
09-21-2015, 10:41 AM
Brinsley Schwarz - Silver Pistol
(1972, United Artists)

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Nick Lowe!

Oh, you're a "Glückspilz" with this one. I've never seen it here in Switzerland. How is it?

Fritz The Cat
09-21-2015, 11:22 AM
Track A2 "There's a cloud in my heart" and A4 Bob Marley's "Hypocrite" (as the Hitters) were singles in 1975 resp. 1973. This is a compilation with partly special mixes and live recordings. This compilation is a good english pressing in gatefold cover with a cheap live gig folder included. Listen to the beautiful sax solo on track A6 "I like you, i dont love you". They had various styles of songs: they were a kind of chamaeleon and Nick Lowe was the court jester of club rock.

Fritz The Cat
09-21-2015, 11:53 AM
You have to love this one: ex Brinsley Schwartz guitarist's second solo effort is a discovery. I like his voice. Listen to track A3 "Slow dancing": beautiful song with strong hookline. Good vocals. Bass on 7 tracks by Herbie Flowers! B.J. Cole Pedal steel on track B4. Raphael Ravenscroft (Baker Street sax solo) all brass. Superb recordings. Good german pressing. For 3 SFr. in a thrift store or on a flea market i don't know where and when. What a blow .....It's only club rock but i like it.

hjames
09-21-2015, 11:54 AM
Mancini is the big Zampano of the Soundtracks. He does every style. Produced by Stanley Cramer. ...

Actually, in big print on the album, on the record label,
nearly everywhere in the images you posted it says

Stanley KRAMER - ain't no C about it!!

Just fact correcting - no flames implied or involved -
Have fun!

Fritz The Cat
09-21-2015, 12:28 PM
Pub rock at its beginning. Listen to the lovely track A2 "The slow one" with a beautiful sax solo by Van der Graaf Generator's Dave Jackson. And a fat hammond sound. Notice on the inner fold cover : WUNDERLAND Production. Yes it is.....And the title slogan "Despite it all"??? Look at the failed promotion of their debut by their agency "Famepushers". Superb german original pressing on heavy vinyl. It's only pub rock but i like it.

Fritz The Cat
09-21-2015, 12:38 PM
Actually, in big print on the album, on the record label,
nearly everywhere in the images you posted it says

Stanley KRAMER - ain't no C about it!!

Just fact correcting - no flames implied or involved -
Have fun!

You're right. Sorry it's a careless mistake. Shame shame shame, shame on me. Thank you for your attention. Today i made another mistake: Wrong is: Brinsley Schwartz. Right is: Brinsley Schwarz. Greetings from Switzerland: Fritz

SpeakerLabFan
09-21-2015, 09:31 PM
Richard Thompson - Amnesia
(1988, Capitol) MASTERDISK in the deadwax, side 2

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I learned that RT is coming to Seattle in November, at a small venue - a former movie theater built in 1921 in the University district. The old cinema seats have been removed and there's a club section with a bar. Tickets ordered, should be a great show!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxfLr5AOVKQ

SpeakerLabFan
09-21-2015, 09:35 PM
Brinsley Schwarz - Silver Pistol


Oh, you're a "Glückspilz" with this one. I've never seen it here in Switzerland. How is it?

I read the allmusic.com review of this record - they mention that they were going for a country rock bar band style, and channeling The Band. I think that's about right - very enjoyable. Nick Lowe's terrific pop songwriting is just starting to show up too.

Fritz The Cat
09-23-2015, 07:18 AM
For the fans of punk and new wave of those early eighties. New wave by XTC "Take this town", Gary Numan "Down in the park", Pretenders non album track "Talk of the town", Talking Heads "Life during wartime", The Cure "Grinding Halt". Ska by Joe Jackson "Pretty Boys" and Garland Jeffreys "Innocent, not guilty". Pop version of Holland/Dozier/Holland "You can't hurry love" by D.L. Byron. Rock by Suzy Quatro with "Rock Hard" and punkier efforts by Ramones "I wanna be sedated" and The Ruts "Babylon's burning". Some material by this era's innovators including Lou Reed "Walk on the wild side", Patti Smith with the beautiful song "Pissing in the river", Roxy Music "Same old scene". For those of you who saw the movie, character Nicky Marotta's (Robin Johnson) punk number "Damn dog" is included, as is her duet with David Johansen "Flowers in the city" and her duet with Trini Alvarado "Your daughter is one". A cult film. (Cit. AMG Andy Kellman)
Does anybody know, what kind of style the song "Walk on the wild side" is called? Is it a laid back cool jazzy erotic singer/songwriter song? I always liked the beautiful sax solo by Ronnie Ross in the outro.

Fritz The Cat
09-23-2015, 08:00 AM
1978 rerelease of the second 1972 and fourth 1973 LPs in Duo pack. Nova was a german cheapo side label of Telefunken-Decca. Good pressings. Here we have some famous musicians: Jon Mark and Johnnie Almond were with John Mayall during "Turning Point" and "Empty rooms". Soft Laid back folk-rock with jazz feeling. With Tommy Eyre keyboards and Roger Sutton bass/cello and Dannie Richmond drums. Produced by Tommy Li Puma. Tommy Eyre worked with Joe Cocker, Aynsley Dunbar, Juicy Lucy, Alex Harvey Band, John Martyn, Greg Lake and Gary Moore. With Roger Sutton he recorded as Riff Raff. See my next post. Roger Sutton played with Steampacket, Tim Rose, Julie Driscoll, Aynsley Dunbar, Brian Auger and Dana Gillespie. Rock History.......

Fritz The Cat
09-23-2015, 08:37 AM
Related to my last post concerning Tommy Eyre and Roger Sutton. Soft folk rock with jazzy feeling similar to the records of Mark-Almond. A very multi facetted band. Riff Raff highlight the inadaequacies that existed within Mark-Almond: they could never sustain itself without a lead guitar and in Riff Raff the emphasis is constantly changing between guitars, horns and keyboards (Cit. Jerry Gilbert, Sounds magazine 1973). Listen to the guitar solo by Pete Kirtley in track B2 "You must be joking". English pressing sadly with a little wave. Is anybody able to repair such waves in vinyl pressings?Very often in RCA pressings. I tried it with different techniques, but there were no sufficient results.

Fritz The Cat
09-23-2015, 09:05 AM
BTM is a sub label of RCA. Good pressing. Mick Jacques plays a formidable guitar. Listen to his superb solo on track B1"Orange Street Blues". This is one of the most underrated LPs because it was more commercial/melodious as on back issues. More songs, less prog attitude, more feeling. I was interested in this LP because of the bands new drummer: STEWART COPELAND. Yes, the same Stewart Copeland, that would go on to form Police in just two years. But Stewart had radically changed and expanded his drumming style by the time of the Police' debut. Here he sounds like a solid R'nB' drummer, professional and tasteful, but hardly too imaginative or creative within his limited set of tricks. Still, isn't it fun to hear none other than Copeland on an album by a former progressive band? (Cit. starling. rinet). Sonja Kristina's vocals are superb. Listen to A1 "Woman on a one night stand". Doesn't she try to sing a little bit like Janis Joplin? Try (just a little bit harder)......

Fritz The Cat
09-23-2015, 09:52 AM
He always tended to dramatize. So he was the perfect show partner for David Bowie. Because he was a perfect show guitarist. Look at the picture on the front cover: did you ever see a musician with tears in his face on a cover of his LP? Sadly here we have no Bowie. Listen to track A2 "Growing up and i'm fine" and track A4 Bowie/Battisti's "Music is lethal": MR's voice is mostly similar to Bowie's. Tendency to hystery. But so beautiful.....His guitar style was unique. I like his warm Les Paul sounds. (You may hear his superb live performance on Ian Hunters "Welcome to the club".) We have Trevor Bolder bass, Aynsley Dunbar drums and Mike Garson keyboards (Bowie's Piano Man). You should look after recordings with contributions of Mike Garson.
This LP is a gem. Good german pressing. One for the island. Not lethal at all.....

Fritz The Cat
09-23-2015, 10:14 AM
Southern rock of first quality. Super guitars! Twin guitars! Rusty Burns and Kim Davis. Stage-rumbling, Dixie-fried collective of Dallas. You may hear it: they toured with ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker et al.. Still on the road today. But why didn't they get as famous as them?

Fritz The Cat
09-23-2015, 12:40 PM
Continuum are all those famous musicians as follows: Slide Hampton trombone, Jimmy Heath saxes, Kenny Barron piano, Ron Carter bass, Art Talor drums. Recorded 1982 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs. They played compositions of Tadd Dameron, one of the first pioneers of Be Bob. He worked with Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Clifford Brown, Kenny Dorham, Gil Evans et.al. as arranger and producer. His compositions are melodious jazz standards. The recordings on this one are superb. But the dynamics are rather flaw. I cannot hear clearly the HiHat. And the rim shots sound flat. Because of the italian pressing? Rudy Van Gelder was a very exactly working engineer. Who knows?

SpeakerLabFan
09-23-2015, 09:42 PM
Richard Thompson - Small Town Romance
(1982, Hannibal) UK pressing

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subtitled: Live/Solo in New York. Nice


RT is coming to Seattle in November, a small venue in the University district. I purchased tickets last week, can't wait. Now thinking about going up to see him in Vancouver the following night - it's a ~2 hour drive from my place and I always enjoy visiting that town.

Edit: Heads up Fritz - if you're a fan of RT's music, I'm seeing that he finishes his Europe concert dates with a stop in Zurich next month.

SpeakerLabFan
09-23-2015, 10:18 PM
Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
(1969, RCA) French pressing

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instead of an insert used in the US record (iirc, too lazy to check), it's the inner gatefold for this release. w/ Jerry Garcia, Stephen Stills, David Crosby.

Fritz The Cat
09-24-2015, 04:21 AM
Richard Thompson - Small Town Romance
(1982, Hannibal) UK pressing

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subtitled: Live/Solo in New York. Nice


RT is coming to Seattle in November, a small venue in the University district. I purchased tickets last week, can't wait. Now thinking about going up to see him in Vancouver the following night - it's a ~2 hour drive from my place and I always enjoy visiting that town.

Edit: Heads up Fritz - if you're a fan of RT's music, I'm seeing that he finishes his Europe concert dates with a stop in Zurich next month.

Thank you for the tip. I will try to go there if there is not too much work waiting for me that Tuesday.

Fritz The Cat
09-24-2015, 05:40 AM
There are only three reasons for buying this LP. 1.) Albert Lee and Jerry Donahue guitars. 2.) Track B6 " Only a boy", a wonderful song recorded live. 3.) The fantastic voice of Linda Thompson. But the musical director Betsy Cook and the producer Hugh Murphy did a poor job. To much synthesizers. Ugly cover pictures. The absence of Richard Thompson? Too much polished popsongs. Only for fans, concerning my three causes.......

Fritz The Cat
09-24-2015, 06:15 AM
A perfect one. Reduced to the max. You don't have to put everything possible into your songs. This one is for heart, soul and body. Listen to track B3 "Baby talk". You may dance to it. Producer and keyboarder Mitchell Froom is not too persitant. Subtle keyboards in the background. Do you want to listen to one of the most beautiful songs? So, it's track B5. Does anybody check the Theremin played by RT and Froom? Greetings from Beach Boys and Led Zep. And without any help from specialist guitar players, we may hear: RT is a superb guitar player. Jerry Scheff bass and Jim Keltner drums on 3 tracks. No weak track: all winners, no fillers. Turn it again, you have to listen to it one more time. No it's not too commercial......

SpeakerLabFan
09-25-2015, 09:37 PM
Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side - The Best Of Lou Reed
(1977, RCA) Canadian pressing

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first compilation, released after Lou Reed's contract ended with RCA in '76. a great set of tracks.

SpeakerLabFan
09-25-2015, 10:30 PM
James Gang - Rides Again
(1970, ABC Dunhill) Artisan symbol (both sides), Love From Jessica in the deadwax, side 2

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The Bomber including Ravel's Bolero here is listed at 7:04 - subsequent pressings clock in at 5:39 after the Ravel estate requested that the piece be removed.

Fritz The Cat
09-26-2015, 03:21 AM
James Gang - Rides Again
(1970, ABC Dunhill) Artisan symbol (both sides), Love From Jessica in the deadwax, side 2

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The Bomber including Ravel's Bolero here is listed at 7:04 - subsequent pressings clock in at 5:39 after the Ravel estate requested that the piece be removed.

Interesting aspect. Maurice Ravel didn't like his composition Bolero for all his lifetime. He called it an "Exercise for the orchestra". He noticed appraisingly: "A masterwork? Naturally Bolero. Too bad there's no music in it at all." There are many soundtracks with Ravel's Bolero. Let's look for the musicians which were influenced by Ravel's Bolero. First of all superb Jeff Beck with "Beck's Bolero". (Credits: Jimmy Page!). Frank Zappa gives credits to Maurice Ravel for his Bolero. Does anybody own a vinyl with this one? Deep Purple's "Child in Time": Not credited. Also not credited is "Bombay Calling" David La Flamme. Deep Purple underlayed another rhythm, so it's not obvious at first time. It's the part beginning at 3:20, going into the furious Blackmore eruption. They were right not to give credits to Ravel. But "Bombay Calling" is obviously a main part of it. Food for lawyers......Does anybody know, if there was a law suite because of this fact? Then we have ELP, who often based their compositions on modern classic influences: "Abandon's Bolero". No credits to Ravel. Why should they? This is the point of it, as Ravel himself said: it's only a traditional rhythm with rising loudness. It's not justified to pay credits to greedy successors of Ravel.
Therefore in later CD releases the complete original version was published again. Was it food for the lawyers?

Fritz The Cat
09-26-2015, 07:30 AM
Film by Claude Lelouch. Music by Francis Lay (Emmannuelle 2, Bilitis etc.) and Michel Legrand (The Go Between, The Lady sings the Blues). Listen to track C1 16:20 minutes "Bolero di Ravel" with the voice of Christiane Legrand.

Fritz The Cat
09-26-2015, 07:54 AM
Recorded July 14th 1979, Black and Blue open air studio, by Gerhard Lehner in Nice at Grande Parade du Jazz. Major Holley bass and Alan Dawson drums. Listen to his own composition track B4, the beautiful "Drinking wine slowly".
Good dynamics. You can hear them breathe.....(Sorry for the 3rd picture: it was not possible to turn. So please turn your head or your laptop)

Fritz The Cat
09-26-2015, 08:17 AM
A surprise. I didn't expect such beautiful acoustic Jazz music behind this cover art. But you never fail with Concord Jazz records. So I tried for 5 SFr. in a thrift store anywhere in Switzerland this spring. Listen to track B4, the swinging "Smokehouse Blues". Perfect dynamics. You stand beside the piano player. A forgotten gem.....

Fritz The Cat
09-26-2015, 08:43 AM
Produced by Jerry Wexler. Engineered by Phil Ramone. Richard Pryor is The Wiz. Lena Horne is Glinda. Diane Ross is Dorothy. Michael Jackson is Scarecrow.......The musicians: Quincy Jones, Steve Gadd drums, Eric Gale guitar, Anthony Jackson bass, Richard Tee kb and many many others in a big orchestra. It's a Soul Opera.

Fritz The Cat
09-26-2015, 09:31 AM
In 1977 i didn't like it because of the fusion jazz of Jan Hammer et al.. Too much dumb and wild synthesizer sounds. But it's getting better all the time......Listen to track A3, a witty version of Lennon/ McCartney's "She's a woman" in reggae style. Would you recognize it through the guitar talking box? Why did he give credits to Lennon/McCartney? Nobody would have noticed........In track B4 "Blue Wind" you may find a reminiscence to the "Blow Up" film. Found this spring for 5 SFr in a thrift store. Perfect mint condition. Super dynamics. Never played in all these years. How is that possible? (Canadian vinyl pressings do not have the best reputation in European countries)

SpeakerLabFan
09-26-2015, 01:44 PM
Levon Helm - s/t
(1982, Capitol) STERLING in the deadwax, mastered by George Marino

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recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL.

SpeakerLabFan
09-26-2015, 02:31 PM
Jack Bruce - Harmony Row
(1971, Atco) AT/GP

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Nice. recycling the first picture from another copy - the gatefold unipak cover on this one has equivalent ring wear, this title seems to be one of those which attracts ring wear.

Fritz The Cat
09-26-2015, 03:43 PM
Jack Bruce - Harmony Row
(1971, Atco) AT/GP

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Nice. recycling the first picture from another copy - the gatefold unipak cover on this one has equivalent ring wear, this title seems to be one of those which attracts ring wear.
This is the german pressing. Good dynamics and vinyl. Chris Spedding guitar. Has the american pressing a foldcover? German pressings always had a glossy cover surface for protection. So they had very seldom ring wear.

Fritz The Cat
09-26-2015, 04:12 PM
Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
(1969, RCA) French pressing

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instead of an insert used in the US record (iirc, too lazy to check), it's the inner gatefold for this release. w/ Jerry Garcia, Stephen Stills, David Crosby.
This is a german pressing. Rerelease of the eighties. 1985? 1988? No foldcover. No lyrics. Dynamics not very convincing. But i think it's because of the recording conditions. Notice on back cover: "All the songs in this album have been recorded complete and unexpurgated as they are performed on stage by Jefferson Airplane." Nicky Hopkins piano. Listen to track B2, the Crosby/Stills/Kantner song "Wooden Ships". The rest is not my piece of cake.

Fritz The Cat
09-26-2015, 04:38 PM
Not a very good canadian pressing. Minor quality of dynamics. Not better after having washed it. But i don't own a better pressing to compare with. Rock Pop Boogie Funk and Soul. Ex-Spirit. Listen to the hit single track A1 "Run run run". Thrift store find this summer in Vevey, Switzerland for 5 SFr. But the sound ......

Fritz The Cat
09-27-2015, 12:52 AM
I have yet still found a better pressing than the canadian issue shown in my last post. Good dynamics. It's one of the early american pressings with the white label. In the deadwax: ST-AS-712391 D. After the first 15 issues or so, the white background changed to sky and clouds with the same "wooden cage" but the circle gone. (Cit. David Edward, Patrice Eyries and Mike Callahan at www.bsn.pubs.com/elektra/ (http://www.bsn.pubs.com/elektra/) asylum)

Fritz The Cat
09-27-2015, 01:15 AM
Levon Helm - s/t
(1982, Capitol) STERLING in the deadwax, mastered by George Marino

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recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL.
Can anybody tell me the meaning of this mark "STERLING"? Is it the name of the mixing engineer? Is it a sign of quality?

Fritz The Cat
09-27-2015, 01:55 AM
This is the second one of JJG. Early english pressing with the white label. 42 years old vinyl. Prod: Bill Szymczyk, Producer of the Eagles. Why do certain LP owners write on labels and covers? They will never get into rocknroll heaven.....

Fritz The Cat
09-27-2015, 02:09 AM
This is the third one of JJG. Ugly cover. Is it funny or simply stupid? 42 years old vinyl from good old England. Bill Szymczyk producer. Why do some musicians accept such ugly cover art? Why do some customers buy such ugly LP covers? Note on back cover: "Made to be played loud". Why should i .........??????

Fritz The Cat
09-27-2015, 02:39 AM
German cheapo label. But they had superb pressings! I always look for the Karussell label at fleamarkets and thriftstores. Good dynamics. No disappointments ever. Marc Bolan was a superb performer and Les Paul guitarist. Listen to his guitar exercises on track B7 "Elemental Child". But he bogged down in glam rock mud and music business dirt. Narcissistic as many other musicians of glam rock, he lost contact with the ground. Too much money in too short time for a human being. The girls adored him. But he shurely was a man with charisma. Tragic figure? These tracks were recorded before his glam hits time. Fairy tale songs of those multicoloured long-haired happy Hippie times.......

Fritz The Cat
09-27-2015, 04:51 AM
The german pressings of this one are simply superb. (Compared to the canadian and french versions i own). Good vinyl quality. Mint condition cover and LP. This is a classic for forever. "Comfortably numb": a guitar masterwork for eternity. Kind of a prayer or hymn. Hey, swiss government (!!!), you are looking for a new national anthem...........(Switzerland has gone comfortably numb in the last years). Keep music simple: effective guitar playing and guitar feeling reduced to the max......

Fritz The Cat
09-27-2015, 06:00 AM
Does dad love his work? James Taylor is one of the most superb singer/songwriters of the last 5 decades. I adore him. His voice. His history. His musicians. Studio cracks all over !!!! Does dad love his work? Dad loves Taylor's work.........Since ever. Produced by Peter Asher! Does dad really love his work.......?

Fritz The Cat
09-27-2015, 07:53 AM
This is a magical one. Listen to track B2 "Jubiaba". Happiness. Fun. Music for your heart &soul.

Fritz The Cat
09-27-2015, 10:11 AM
Produced by Pete Anderson. (Producer of Dwight Yoakam). A beautiful one. Good german pressing. Dance to it. And hear it loud. Listen to track A1. Listen to every track. All winners, no fillers.

Fritz The Cat
09-27-2015, 10:52 AM
John Abercrombie guitar. Nana Vasconcelos percussions. Tra la la. Jazz? New Age? Musac? Graveyard music.....

Fritz The Cat
09-27-2015, 11:45 AM
Al Di Meola is replaced by Larry Coryell. Everything is acoustic. Is it too much acoustic guitar?

Fritz The Cat
09-27-2015, 12:11 PM
Lou Reed at its best. This is nearly as good as "Transformer". What do you think? Cool music.....

Fritz The Cat
09-28-2015, 10:38 AM
Look at the Queen of hearts: With a wink of her eye......This is one of the most enthusiastic live recordings. I love it since 43 years. No sythies! Perfect german pressing. Listen to track A4 "Whammer Jammer": Magic Dick's mouth harp sound defined the band in the beginning: driving full-throated harmonica. Which are your favorite live recordings of modern music? This one is a big favourite.

Fritz The Cat
09-28-2015, 10:57 AM
Do you like synthie-jazz? Why do you? IMHO, there's no heart and soul in it. Why do they do that to jazz? Paul Jackson and Hiram Bullock on two tracks. Why do they? I can not hear anything of both guitarists. Junk Jazz!
Warning: Do not buy this LP!

Fritz The Cat
09-28-2015, 11:12 AM
Something special. A fantastic voice and many unchained melodies. For he is one half of the Righteous Brothers. A little gem.

Fritz The Cat
09-28-2015, 11:55 AM
Beer o'clock music. This salsa music goes with the sound of the sun: Con son del solar. Is there something more happy and positive in modern music? Negative: no credits to any musician. Who plays? Good Netherland pressing.

Fritz The Cat
09-28-2015, 01:04 PM
Fresh melodious guitar rock with folk influences. No synthesizers. Superb vocals. All winners, no fillers. A discovery. No dull moment. Dynamics of high level. Good american pressing. Mint condition. Found for 2 SFr. this summer in a thrift store.

Fritz The Cat
09-29-2015, 12:03 PM
Beer o'clock again. Ready for the Les Paul guitars? I counted 5 (!) Les Paul and one Precision Bass on the cover picture. Typical Les Paul sounds. Listen to track B3, Dobie Gray with Sam Cooke's "A change is gonna come". Superb live recordings from January 17, 1981, Municipal Auditorium, Nashville,Tn. with Crystal Gayle, Delbert McClinton, Bobby Bare, Ted Nugent, MollyHatchet. And all those shown guitars.....

Fritz The Cat
09-29-2015, 12:40 PM
Max Middleton keyboards, Phil Collins drums and production. Featuring Eric Clapton on track A1 playing a not really unforgettable guitar solo. This LP is a little bit curious because of the mostly high and weak voice of John Martyn. What do you think about these vocals? The drums of Phil Collins are rather dominant. Not bad. But superb dynamics and good pressing. The "Glorious Fools" still are on the road these days and pay tribute to John Martyn.

Fritz The Cat
09-29-2015, 01:08 PM
Good pressing and dynamics. Willie's deep roots in the blues are what are most prominently displayed in this winningly unpretentious set of performances, which finds him in the company of a clutch of the finest young musicians on the contemporary Chicago blues scene. (Cit. back cover notes by Pete Welding 1976) Guitars by Mighty Joe Young and Eugene Pearson. "Little Mack" harmonica.

Fritz The Cat
09-30-2015, 10:57 AM
The very special guests are: Waylon Jennings, James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Tammy Wynette, Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello et al. But listen to the guitarists: Reggie Young, Albert Lee, Pete Wade. You have to like this one. Fleamarket this summer for 4 SFr.

Fritz The Cat
09-30-2015, 11:48 AM
Pat Metheny guitar, Steve Swallow bass, Dan Gottlieb drums. Modern Jazz for heart and soul and your health at all. ECM pressings are always superb. Never miss them in thrift stores.

Fritz The Cat
10-01-2015, 06:54 AM
Listening while cooking = concentrated hearing. Powerful solo guitar and filigree guitar fills by Melvin Sparks. Listen to track B1 Willie Nelson's " Funny" with the precise funky style horns. Dr John piano. We have to remember: Melvin Sparks. This one lives !

Fritz The Cat
10-01-2015, 07:28 AM
Recorded live at Bussardweg, Essen Germany, January 24th 1980. Bass: George Linges. Drums: Tony Mann. Perfect dynamics. Superb pressing. High class playing by the Lady. She plays every piano style with big fun. Mixed pickles of Jazz. Big fun also for me.

Fritz The Cat
10-01-2015, 10:57 AM
Remember Manfred Mann's Eartband in 1979, LP "Angel Station" and 1980, LP "Chance". The original version of "Don't kill it Carol" is on this one. And also "Stranded in Iowa". The latter is much more better than Mann's version. You may listen to a new "Kashmir" as Led Zep did 2 years ago. Listen to it! It's track B3. It's a magical song......

Fritz The Cat
10-01-2015, 11:08 AM
He only wants to play. With this interesting combination of musicians as follows: Jack Bruce bass, Billy Cobham drums, Lou Donaldson alto saxophone and Eric Gale guitar. Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, July 21 1982. Great concert for eternity. You can't go wrong with this one for 5 SFr. in a thrift store, this hot summer.

Fritz The Cat
10-01-2015, 11:33 AM
A french rerelease of the seventies. But a superb pressing. Stunning dynamics. A concert, recorded in memorable live performance at Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village's jazz coffeehouse, August 19, 1964. Phantastic athmosphere with Gary Burton, vibes. Notice Kenny Burrell on A1, A2, A3 and B3. Featuring Astrud Gilberto. Thrift store for 4.50 SFr. this summer. A classic LP for that certain little island you may never land on......

Fritz The Cat
10-02-2015, 11:28 AM
Nearly 50 years old vinyl. Good vinyl. Cover and LP in mint condition. Never played since 1966? A wonder. How come? Thrift store discovery for 3 SFr. this summer. Marble Arch was a cheapo label with recordings sampled by Pye Records. These Marble Arch records were always superb pressings. But nobody liked them because mostly there weren't the original versions on it but only "vocal productions". There are US original recordings on this Mono issue. Here we have Billy Young with "You left the water running". Listen to the phantastic track A3 "Man loves two" by Little Milton. Does anybody own a vinyl record of The Knight Brothers, of Spooners Crowd, Mitty Collier, Little Sonny Warner, Jamo Thomas, The Entertainers? Track B2 "Sinking low", sung by The Knight Brothers is the same composition as "People get ready" (stolen melody). Where was "People get ready" stolen from? Mono records mostly show superior dynamics than stereo. Which Mono records do you prefer? Hear this one loud! Dance to it if you can.......

Fritz The Cat
10-02-2015, 02:22 PM
Listen to track A2 Robert Johnson's "Sweet Home Chicago" and track B1 Elmore James' "It hurts me too". The weak point is evident: the hysteric and acute vocals of Peverett don't go together with suchlike blues tracks. In fact it's a "no go"! Prod: Eddie Kramer. Hey, Eddie you should have known better then....Thrift store summer 2015 for 3 SFr. Sticker: "Factory sealed for your protection". Does it protect me? Protect from what? At least it worked well to protect the record cover from dirty hands.........

Fritz The Cat
10-02-2015, 03:18 PM
Beautiful and magical cover art by Hipgnosis. Perfect twin guitar playing art. Listen to track B1 "F.U.B.B.": Gibson "Flying V" of Andy Powell on stereo left. Gibson Firebird (????, does anybody know better?) of Laurie Wisefield on stereo right. Wishbone Ash are a real treat for prog rock fans, and even though they were never able to jump into the first league of prog rock, with live songs like these they came rather close. Very good german pressing with clean guitar sound and superb dynamics. One of the technically best live recordings ever. Some tracks were recorded with the Rolling Stones Mobile. Remember Led Zep "III", Deep Purple "Machine Head" from Montreux, Ten Years After "Recorded Live", Bad Company "Bad Company", and many further great records of rock music. The truck to accompany many musicians in any exiles on mainstreet......

SpeakerLabFan
10-02-2015, 09:37 PM
Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation
(1977, Mercury) MASTERDISK G.K. in the deadwax; mastered by Gilbert Kong

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Glad to see it's the weekend with some time for listening and this title is hitting the right chord.


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SpeakerLabFan
10-02-2015, 10:13 PM
Richard Thompson - Daring Adventures
(1986, Polydor) mastered at Sterling Sound by Greg Calbi

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SpeakerLabFan
10-02-2015, 10:24 PM
Can anybody tell me the meaning of this mark "STERLING"? Is it the name of the mixing engineer? Is it a sign of quality?

STERLING = Sterling Sound, NYC (http://sterling-sound.com/mastering/about/)- audio mastering studio, home of some of the great mastering engineers.

Dead wax inscriptions (http://richmondaudiosociety.com/2012/07/02/dead_wax_inscriptions/)

George Marino wikipedia article




(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Marino#Sterling_Sound)

SpeakerLabFan
10-02-2015, 10:31 PM
Pat Metheny guitar, Steve Swallow bass, Dan Gottlieb drums. Modern Jazz for heart and soul and your health at all. ECM pressings are always superb. Never miss them in thrift stores.

:yes: great stuff.

Fritz The Cat
10-03-2015, 12:51 AM
Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation
(1977, Mercury) MASTERDISK G.K. in the deadwax; mastered by Gilbert Kong

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Glad to see it's the weekend with some time for listening and this title is hitting the right chord.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St8BNkhPzXM
This is an english pressing of minor quality. Weak dynamics. Very weak especially in the high tunes. Drums, hi hat and cymbals are very flat. How is your US pressing concerning the sound of the drums? In track B3 "Downtown" the guitar solos and fills are nearly not audibly mixed into the background. Very thin vinyl. Cheap rerelease of 1983. Noticeably, the front cover didn't include Brian Robertson, however the foto on back cover did. He left soon after this one because of "health implications". He was replaced by Gary Moore. But this is another story. Brian Robertson: too much of those main ingredients of Rocknroll named "Sex, drugs and.........alcohol?". He is an underrated guitarist. Fine twin guitars. Powerful solo works. Clean and warm Les Paul sounds. Produced by Tony Visconti. John Helliwell (of Supertramp) sax and clarinet (track B1!). Mary Hopkin-Visconti backing vocal on "Dear Lord". Do you remember Mary Hopkin? Fairy..........Later, Visconti married May Pang. Another fairy further. Listen to track B1 the swinging "Dancing in the moonlight": the finger-snipping intro and the moody swinging bass rhythm. Then a sudden break, followed by feather-light guitar fills and swinging sax fills by Helliwell. Great song. This song is an example of efficient playing reduced to the max. Funny song. Perfectly produced. Thanks to Tony Visconti. This song is his trademark. Remember his impressive work with David Bowie and T. Rex.

Fritz The Cat
10-03-2015, 02:11 AM
A fine compilation. A funny one because of some rare tracks and singles. Songs recorded 1971- 1974. Thin Lizzy with classic orchestra, violins, organ and all that soft sunday morning tunes? Yes: listen to track A2 "A song for while I'm away". Beautiful tune. On this LP we meet some curious stuff of Thin Lizzy with Eric Bell and Gary Moore. Hey, and Phil Lynott was able to compose really nice songs. Single track A3 "Randolph's Tango": beautiful acoustic guitar solo in spanish style by Eric Bell. But it's not a tango....Track A5 "Sitamoia" with Gary Moore has never been released before. A stolen irish traditional? Single Track B1 "Little Darling" has a fat brass arrangement and a powerful guitar solo by Gary Moore. Notice the excellent cover artwork by Jim Fitzpatrick, an irish artist famous for his Irish Celtic art. He is most famous for his iconic black and white two-tone portrait of Che Guevara created in 1968 and based on a photo. He also produced the impressive artwork for "Jailbreak", "Johnny the Fox", "Nightlife", "Chinatown" and "Black Rose". Look here: www.thenashvillebridge.com (http://www.thenashvillebridge.com)

Fritz The Cat
10-03-2015, 04:09 AM
Unexpected discovery. Guitarist of the Cars. In 2013, Gibson Guitars launched the Elliot Easton "Tikibird" Firebird guitar with Bigsby tremolo and attractive gold-mist finish. Look at it: www.gibson.com (http://www.gibson.com)!

Fritz The Cat
10-03-2015, 05:10 AM
Irritant! You get some of the best studio musicians. You play piano superbly. You have some good ideas for the songs and the lyrics. And what result do you get? Sad. The voice of Andy Pratt is simply inacceptable. At least for a record. He should accompany the Bee Gees. But they did it much better! I took this one because of these musicians: Tony Levin, bass. David Sancious, organ. Mike Stern, guitar. Alex Ligertwood, perc. Prod: Eddie Offord and Andy Pratt. Bad produced vocals! The rest is nice, as they would say. Why should i listen to that? Motives. What strange motives to record stuff like that........

Fritz The Cat
10-03-2015, 05:24 AM
What shall i do with a track like B5 "Da-Ga Da-Ga"? Is Jorma only joking? Nonsense? The rest of the LP is O.K. I like the simple production. Guitar exercises of high quality. Keep it simple. Good US pressing. Thin vinyl. Thick sound.

Fritz The Cat
10-03-2015, 09:44 AM
Already over 30 years since this forgotten one. Not interesting for fans because it was very commercial compared to Poco's earlier work. Superb vocals and fine recording. Good song composing. Produced by Rusty Young and Paul Cotton. Typical 80ies production style with too many electronics. But it's also a little highlight of 80ies rock music. Better than Chicago in those days. Listen to the powerful harmonica fills on track A3 "Daylight". Who plays the harmonica? It's only pop, but i like it.

Fritz The Cat
10-03-2015, 10:26 AM
Recorded live at Powerstation, New York City, 1. April 1985. The Ellie Greenwich Musical. 2 LPs. Foldcover. Ellie Greenwich's singles "Be my baby", "Da Doo Run Run", "Chapel of love","And then he kissed me", "Hanky Panky", "River deep mountain high" and "Leader Of The Pack" sold over 30 million records in the early 1960's. This is the musical of the days of beehives and 45's......

SpeakerLabFan
10-03-2015, 10:27 AM
Barre Phillips - Mountainscapes
(1976, ECM) WLP Promo

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Nice. Barre Phillips on Bass. w/ John Surman, Stu Phillips, John Abercrombie

SpeakerLabFan
10-03-2015, 10:39 AM
This is an english pressing of minor quality. Weak dynamics. Very weak especially in the high tunes. Drums, hi hat and cymbals are very flat. How is your US pressing concerning the sound of the drums? In track B3 "Downtown" the guitar solos and fills are nearly not audibly mixed into the background. Very thin vinyl. Cheap rerelease of 1983. Noticeably, the front cover didn't include Brian Robertson, however the foto on back cover did. He left soon after this one because of "health implications". He was replaced by Gary Moore. But this is another story. Brian Robertson: too much of those main ingredients of Rocknroll named "Sex, drugs and.........alcohol?". He is an underrated guitarist. Fine twin guitars. Powerful solo works. Clean and warm Les Paul sounds. Produced by Tony Visconti. John Helliwell (of Supertramp) sax and clarinet (track B1!). Mary Hopkin-Visconti backing vocal on "Dear Lord". Do you remember Mary Hopkin? Fairy..........Later, Visconti married May Pang. Another fairy further. Listen to track B1 the swinging "Dancing in the moonlight": the finger-snipping intro and the moody swinging bass rhythm. Then a sudden break, followed by feather-light guitar fills and swinging sax fills by Helliwell. Great song. This song is an example of efficient playing reduced to the max. Funny song. Perfectly produced. Thanks to Tony Visconti. This song is his trademark. Remember his impressive work with David Bowie and T. Rex.

Great commentary, you're making my heads spin with these great side notes. another fairy further, ha. :spin: Love Mary Hopkin, didn't know she did vocals here. would be interesting to see how Phil Lynnott would have weathered - if he was still with us. sad loss. The US Gilbert Kong mastered pressing is terrific - recommended. Thundering drums.

SpeakerLabFan
10-03-2015, 12:02 PM
Gene Clark - No Other
(1974, Asylum) WLP; A1/B1 & ESR in the deadwax, mastered at Elektra Sound Recorders

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nice.

Fritz The Cat
10-03-2015, 12:49 PM
Barre Phillips - Mountainscapes
(1976, ECM) WLP Promo

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Nice. Barre Phillips on Bass. w/ John Surman, Stu Phillips, John Abercrombie
Is the pickup, you have in use, a Moving Coil MC or Moving Magnet MM ? I spent too much money in the last 15 years with MC pickups and i went back to the MM systems, as i earlier used. I had to pay about 1000 SFr. (=USDollars) per year for replacing those expensive and hypersensitive MCs. Now i have costs about 200 SFr. per year with a little less dynamics with the MMs. But i like it this way. It's not only the pickup that matters, its rather the loudspeakers. I have learnt by paying .......

Fritz The Cat
10-03-2015, 01:09 PM
10cc before the big success. I remember very well the 45 "Neanderthal Man". We used to dance to that song......Does humour belong to music? Yesssss.... and Godley and Creme/ Stewart and Gouldman were the clowns! Oh, those happy times.....

SpeakerLabFan
10-03-2015, 01:36 PM
Barclay James Harvest - Everyone is Everybody Else
(1974, Polydor) UK pressing, VALIUM / ALUMINUM in the deadwax, side 1/2

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Nice. Guitars, mellotron, harmonies, interesting songs. read the deadwax inscriptions with a British accent.

SpeakerLabFan
10-03-2015, 01:47 PM
Is the pickup, you have in use, a Moving Coil MC or Moving Magnet MM ? I spent too much money in the last 15 years with MC pickups and i went back to the MM systems, as i earlier used. I had to pay about 1000 SFr. (=USDollars) per year for replacing those expensive and hypersensitive MCs. Now i have costs about 200 SFr. per year with a little less dynamics with the MMs. But i like it this way. It's not only the pickup that matters, its rather the loudspeakers. I have learnt by paying .......

It's the Benz Micro Wood Body Moving Coil from Switzerland. Yep, pricey but I love the Benz sound, and I moved up from the Ace MC. I use a Fosgate Signature Tube Phono preamp - sublime sound quality. Yes I agree that loudspeakers are important too. I really like what I hear from the JBL 4430 monitors in my room with my system. I'd like to put in some room treatment at some point, but sonics are great now.

Fritz The Cat
10-03-2015, 01:49 PM
Look at the second picture added: he only wants to play.......Only a big number without any meaning stamped into the deadwax......In Europe only Stiff records had funny inscriptions in the deadwax! English pressing with good dynamics. Jerry McGee guitars. Steel pedal guitar by Al Perkins. Doug Dillard banjo. Fiddle by Byron Berline. Emmylou Harris backing voice on track A1 and B1. Most of the tracks this team recorded dated from Clark's rejected Asylum demos and they represented a sort of journey through Gene Clark's past (Cit. Byrd Watcher). Producer: Thomas Jefferson Kaye. See next post.

Fritz The Cat
10-03-2015, 02:42 PM
Very sympathetic musician. Famous producer. On this one he sings and plays guitar. He is also known today as Tommy Kaye. These studio cracks had big fun: Jeff (Skunk) Baxter guitar, Rick Derringer guitar, Walter Becker bass, Donald Fagen vocals. Produced by Gary Katz (Steely Dan, Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night, Link Wray et al.). Superb english vinyl and pressing. With fat horns and fine background vocals by Clydie King and Venetta Fields (Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Humble Pie etc.). B1"Hole in the shoe blues" is a beautiful swinging tune with orchestra and horns. Very laid back. On track B2 "Snake in the grass" the guitar fills by Rick Derringer build the framework of the song. B3 moody tune "Thanks for nothing". Beautiful piano by Tom Salisbury: a discovery. Does anybody know LPs with the involvement of Tom Salisbury? Here we have only winners, no fillers. Good dynamics in the bass and high tunes. Notice the guitar playing of Rick Derringer.

SpeakerLabFan
10-03-2015, 10:24 PM
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - American Stars 'n Bars
(1977, Reprise)

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+ The Bullets: Linda Ronstadt, Nicolette Larson & Emmylou Harris

I'm seeing Neil Young tomorrow at the WaMu Theater - the hall is attached to Centurylink Field where the Seahawks play. We'll probably find free parking in Chinatown, it's a 10 minute walk. Getting excited after seeing the setlist at recent stops.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59-eSM-e6qM

SpeakerLabFan
10-03-2015, 10:26 PM
Very sympathetic musician. Famous producer. On this one he sings and plays guitar. He is also known today as Tommy Kaye. These studio cracks had big fun: Jeff (Skunk) Baxter guitar, Rick Derringer guitar, Walter Becker bass, Donald Fagen vocals. Produced by Gary Katz (Steely Dan, Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night, Link Wray et al.). Superb english vinyl and pressing. With fat horns and fine background vocals by Clydie King and Venetta Fields (Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Humble Pie etc.). B1"Hole in the shoe blues" is a beautiful swinging tune with orchestra and horns. Very laid back. On track B2 "Snake in the grass" the guitar fills by Rick Derringer build the framework of the song. B3 moody tune "Thanks for nothing". Beautiful piano by Tom Salisbury: a discovery. Does anybody know LPs with the involvement of Tom Salisbury? Here we have only winners, no fillers. Good dynamics in the bass and high tunes. Notice the guitar playing of Rick Derringer.

Nice. Kaye also produce Gene Clark's 1974 title - No Other.

SpeakerLabFan
10-03-2015, 11:25 PM
Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
(1975, Reprise) textured gatefold cover; Hello Waterface / Goodbye Waterface in the deadwax, sides 1/2

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Fritz The Cat
10-04-2015, 01:46 AM
Barclay James Harvest - Everyone is Everybody Else
(1974, Polydor) UK pressing, VALIUM / ALUMINUM in the deadwax, side 1/2

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5675/21918856425_74e8563a50_b.jpg
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Nice. Guitars, mellotron, harmonies, interesting songs. read the deadwax inscriptions with a British accent.


Every record tells a story. The inscriptions in the run out area of this english pressing are really interesting. I never noticed these "Aluminum/Valium" inscriptions on my BJH LP until your post here. I couldn't find further informations in the Internet to these curious inscriptions. But there are many interesting forum discussions concerning "Matrix numbers" and "Hidden messages" written into the deadwax. In addition to the LP number there is a stamp as follows: A or B//3 rotated triangle 420 0 and another kind of stamp (production lot?) 11 11 and on B side 11 12
Polydor and Philips shared a close association. In the '70s their records were pressed at "Phonodisc" in Walthamstow. Cit:: www.7tt77.co.uk (http://www.7tt77.co.uk) "Matrix numbers and other run-off markings". The indicated list at discogs includes the most helpful informations.
The sign //3 stands for "extern lacquer cut". So it isn't shure anymore that this record was pressed by Phonodisc in 1974 in Walthamstow England. But possible. So lets look at the very interesting webside www.madeinwalthamstow.com (http://www.madeinwalthamstow.com)
Back to the music: this LP pressing is a superb one with or without any Valium or with Aluminium or without and with any further curious inscriptions. In the late '70s BJHarvest went into a very very soft and too commercial direction. So this one was one of the highlits of their career. Thanks to very famous Hardrock producer Rodger Bain (Black Sabbath, Budgie etc.) It's astonishing that he produced these softprogrockers. But probably after 3 Black Sabbath productions he needed some relaxation.......But look at my next post: The first BJHarvest is a little gem.

Fritz The Cat
10-04-2015, 06:26 AM
"The poor man's Moody Blues". No, it was more of Procol Harum. But Procol Harum's Live at Edmonton was 2 years later! Who stole the music from whom? Or the idea of how to melt classical music with progrock? Harvest was an innovative and experimental label until it's last production, Pink Floyd's "The final cut". Oh, what a meaningful title..... These were the times, when everything was possible in pop music: it meant to be an "El Dorado" for experimental music development. On this one BJH haven't already found their later way. But this fact is convenient, because their songs then were rich in variety and innovations. The vocals were more individual and in full bloom. BJH and their producer experimented with the rich technical possibilities of Abbey Road studios. As noticed on the inner side of the fold cover: they had their own orchestra.......! These were the times when pop groups tried to melt together classical music with rock: Procol Harum (Listen to track A4 here "When the World was woken"and B4), the Nice, Deep Purple, Moody Blues, Ekseption et al. Since then BJH had a strong addiction to the Beatles mood and style of composing and producing. By the way, were there also US Pop groups who tried to melt classical music with progrock? I don't think so. It's a typical European phenomenon. Country, Blues, Westcoast and Zydeco don't go together well with Beethoven and all those studio cracks of the 19th century. Do you know better? Was there progrock also in USA? On this one you may discover many quotations of Beatles songs on their '70s LP's. Interestingly this one was produced by famous Norman Smith. He was sound engineer of the Beatles and produced the first LP's of Pink Floyd. Remember his Pseudonym "Hurricane Smith" as singer of the hit single "Don't let it die" and "Oh babe what would you say". Good german reissue pressing. Pressing year ??? No deadwax inscriptions..... Listen to track A1 "Taking some time on": a little bit of Pink Floyd, Status Quo, Cream and naturally with strong Beatles influences. Funny song!

SEAWOLF97
10-04-2015, 09:15 AM
all of these (except the MD) are "mint +" condition ..happy camper :)

all include inserts/posters as if I just unsealed them. :) :)

SEAWOLF97
10-04-2015, 09:18 AM
one more pic ... you guys remember DD ? reggae ? The Israelites ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5JHGi0awgc

"Black and Dekker" should have posed him with some power tools :)

Fritz The Cat
10-04-2015, 10:06 AM
Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
(1975, Reprise) textured gatefold cover; Hello Waterface / Goodbye Waterface in the deadwax, sides 1/2

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Another US pressing with brown label. Which one is the earlier pressing? In the deadwax: the lying cocktail glass. Sounds good. Nils Lofgren guitar. Neil's Nils is great. Listen to his solos and fills in track A2 "Speakin' out".
A fascinating one, but also a little bit difficult. No Hello. No Goodbye. But superb and powerful dynamics. And thats enough. The black label issue is seldom in Europe and rare! A highlight in the career of Nils Lofgren.

Fritz The Cat
10-04-2015, 10:42 AM
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - American Stars 'n Bars
(1977, Reprise)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5783/21901062246_fbcbf6faa0_b.jpg
http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o240/speakerlabfan/records%204/ny002-5.jpg

+ The Bullets: Linda Ronstadt, Nicolette Larson & Emmylou Harris

I'm seeing Neil Young tomorrow at the WaMu Theater - the hall is attached to Centurylink Field where the Seahawks play. We'll probably find free parking in Chinatown, it's a 10 minute walk. Getting excited after seeing the setlist at recent stops.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59-eSM-e6qM

Hope you find a parking lot. Viel Glück und viel Vergnügen! I'd wish i was there...... But i am here. Na ja, we have the vinyl records: this is the english pressing. An underrated LP. By Kinney. But the dynamics are exceptionally very superb. Much country style. But the female singers are convincing. One of the strongest by Neil Young because of having kept it simple. Listen to track B3 "Like a hurricane". But hey, what an ugly cover.....!!! I won't take the picture of the cover in the right position. This is a kind of protesting against such ugly cover art. It's not artwork in fact. In the deadwax: "Allen" on B side. Hey, Allen Landau how are you? And where are you?

Fritz The Cat
10-04-2015, 11:10 AM
Produced by Richard Podolor. John Kay is one of the strongest and most powerful male voices of the rock age. An iconic one. This is a big one. Listen to track B3 "Walking Blues". Kept simple but it goes to heart & soul. Impressive. One of the best sounding pressings. Run-out inscription "TSM". Steppenwolf on his magic carpet ride. This voice ........

Fritz The Cat
10-04-2015, 11:43 AM
all of these (except the MD) are "mint +" condition ..happy camper :)

all include inserts/posters as if I just unsealed them. :) :)

Which LP of Miles Davis is it? Tutu?

SEAWOLF97
10-04-2015, 11:57 AM
Which LP of Miles Davis is it? Tutu?

yes, Tutu ... vinyl looks unplayed, but jacket shows a little wear.

Fritz The Cat
10-05-2015, 12:43 AM
Oh, all these ugly covers...... However, there is an original signature of Paquette on it. Recorded Sept. 14, 1985, in Belgium. Brian Turnock bass. Sven Stahlberg drums and tap dancing. New Orleans style piano player David Paquette played with BB King, Bonnie Raitt, Amos Garret, Maria Muldaur, Kenny Loggins and Lilian Boutte. He holds the particular distinction of being the only musician to have played at every one of Switzerland's Ascona Jazz Festivals. Listen to track B3 with his fantastic version of George Harrison's "Something" in New Orleans style. Astonishing.

Fritz The Cat
10-05-2015, 01:21 AM
This is it! This is the album that catches all the gritty power and explosive energy that has made Koko Taylor the undisputed Queen Of The Blues. Listen to the fantastic hammond on track B1 "Something inside me". Listen also to track B2 Booker T Jones et al.'s "The Hunter", famous by Free and here with a fantastic solo by Albert Collins. Track B3 "Queen Bee" with guitar solo by Lonnie Brooks and harmonica solo by James Cotton. Recorded at Streeterville Studios Chicago. And a discovery: Criss Johnson guitar. He plays with Roy Buchanan on "When a guitar plays the blues". Every track is a winner, no filler. No synthies......Good english pressing. Inscription "PAG" into run-off. One for the island.

SpeakerLabFan
10-07-2015, 09:46 PM
John Coltrane - The Coltrane Legacy
(1970, Atlantic) WLP, Monarch symbol in the deadwax


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Nice. a compilation of unreleased recordings from between '59 - '61.

SpeakerLabFan
10-07-2015, 09:56 PM
Hope you find a parking lot. Viel Glück und viel Vergnügen! I'd wish i was there...... But i am here. Na ja, we have the vinyl records: this is the english pressing. An underrated LP. By Kinney. But the dynamics are exceptionally very superb. Much country style. But the female singers are convincing. One of the strongest by Neil Young because of having kept it simple. Listen to track B3 "Like a hurricane". But hey, what an ugly cover.....!!! I won't take the picture of the cover in the right position. This is a kind of protesting against such ugly cover art. It's not artwork in fact. In the deadwax: "Allen" on B side. Hey, Allen Landau how are you? And where are you?

I agree American Stars n' Bars is an underrated LP - love it. There's an interesting story about this LP cover, from Wikipedia:


The album cover was designed by actor Dean Stockwell (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Stockwell), who had also written the screenplay that inspired After the Gold Rush (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/After_the_Gold_Rush). It features Connie Moskos, girlfriend of producer David Briggs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Briggs_(producer)), drooping with a bottle of Canadian whisky (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_whisky) in her hand and an intoxicated Young with his face pressed against the glass floor

The concert was great. The band behind Neil includes two of Willie Nelson's sons. I don't know how they kept up with Neil - I saw CSNY perform Down By The River in 1974 with Stills squaring off and dueling with Young on stage. The 20 minute performance of the song on Sunday had the same intensity. I've seen Neil every time he comes to town lately - 3 times since 2008 - each time thinking it might be the last chance. But he is still a monster on stage, no signs of slowing down.

SpeakerLabFan
10-07-2015, 10:28 PM
Neil Young - Comes A Time
(1978, Reprise)

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A great performance of the title song was included in the set on Sunday. We had decent seats and the sound/mix was great - 22 rows back and to the right of the stage.

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Neil visited his former road manager's pizzeria in West Seattle while he was in town (http://www.westseattleherald.com/2015/10/05/features/neil-young-visits-west-seattles-pizzeria-22-a)


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Fritz The Cat
10-08-2015, 01:31 AM
Neil Young - Comes A Time
(1978, Reprise)

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A great performance of the title song was included in the set on Sunday. We had decent seats and the sound/mix was great - 22 rows back and to the right of the stage.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5830/21843466949_4348c75c60_b.jpg

Neil visited his former road manager's pizzeria in West Seattle while he was in town (http://www.westseattleherald.com/2015/10/05/features/neil-young-visits-west-seattles-pizzeria-22-a)


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This is the german pressing. JJ Cale electric guitar. Many strings. Tim Mulligan saxophone with songwriter credits on most songs. Good dynamics. Listen also to Nicolette Larson's later version of "Lotta Love".

Fritz The Cat
10-08-2015, 02:35 AM
Singer of many Neil Young works. Track A1 "Lotta Love" is her version of the song by Neil Young 1978 LP "Comes a time". On the back cover the credits of track A4 for lead guitar are marked wit a "?". It's Eddie Van Halen with a superb guitar contribution. This song is creditedto "Chunky": Chunky is background singer of Doobie Brothers Ilene Rappaport, aka Lauren Wood. She sings on "Cleetus" of Zappa's 1972 The Grand Wazoo. Her picture may be seen on the inner fold cover of Wazoo. Nicolette sings french on B4 "French Waltz". J'aime beaucoup cette chanson. We have them all here on this one, all those famous guitar players: Albert Lee, James Burton, Paul Barrere, Herb Pedersen and ? Eddie Van Halen?. Listen to one of her most beautiful songs B6 "Souther/Frey's "Last in love". Good german pressing. But french "SACEM" (not "GEMA") written on label. Deadwax "PF".

Fritz The Cat
10-08-2015, 02:55 AM
John Coltrane - The Coltrane Legacy
(1970, Atlantic) WLP, Monarch symbol in the deadwax


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Nice. a compilation of unreleased recordings from between '59 - '61.
This is the official US pressing. In Europe, it's very difficult to get these US promos. It's a rerelease with deadwax inscription ST-A- 701873 PR and AT and PRP and further inscriptions...... This is probably one of many thousands of pressings. Good dynamics.

Fritz The Cat
10-08-2015, 10:27 AM
Good german 1977 rerelease. Duane Allman dobro & slide & guitars, Eddie Hinton guitars, Jimmy Johnson guitars, Barry Beckett keyboards, and all these studio cracks of Muscle Shoals. Listen to the beautiful slow blues track B2 "Loan me a dime" which is very emotionally but not always perfectly played. Such is life .....

Fritz The Cat
10-08-2015, 12:01 PM
Ear cinema. Chris Spedding on most tracks: superb. Very Good english pressing. Listen to track B4 "Railway Hotel" and after that to track B5/6 "Voices in the dark"/"Don't let me be missunderstood"- Chicken skin music.

Fritz The Cat
10-09-2015, 12:48 AM
Milestone? Perhaps. But shurely there is a miles-tone on this one. Very good dynamics. Powerful string bass by Oscar Pettiford and Wendell Marshall. This specially priced 1973 two record set includes the definitive 1957 mid-cool era recordings from Rudy Van Gelder Studios. Superb guitar player Joe Puma. These recordings previously were issued on 1957 Riverside and Prestige LPs. Tommy Flanagan, quite new to the New York scene at that time, shows here why his rise to fame was to be quite rapid. (Cit. Philip Elwood, inner fold cover notice). Listen to the light swinging track B1"Sultry Serenade" with impressive solo by Puma. I bought this one yesterday in a thrift store for 5 SFr. though the cover is not in best condition.

Fritz The Cat
10-09-2015, 02:23 AM
Powerful funky but also melodious Jazz. The cover art is misleading to a wrong musical direction. Is it New Age music? No, look at the musicians on the back cover refered to, and you will know better.....We have a New York section and a Los Angeles section of studio musicians. Blues Brother Lou Marini, Steve Khan, Toots Thielemans,Tony Levin et al.. MPS is always a sure sign of quality. Good german pressing.Thrift store 3 SFr. this summer.

SpeakerLabFan
10-10-2015, 12:18 AM
Jefferson Airplane - Thirty Seconds Over Winterland
(1973, Grunt) -1s/-1s

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Although it's a later release after Marty Balin had left the band, it's a favorite with me especially for the thunder from Kaukonen & Casady and the between songs commentary from Slick and Kantner.

Fritz The Cat
10-10-2015, 01:52 AM
Jack Casady plays a rare Gibson (????) Flying V bass with the machine heads on top row of headstock: a self-modified Gibson bass body combined with Fender Jazz bass neck? I have never seen this curious bass elsewhere. Does anybody know better or more? Inner gatefold cover shows Casady using a Wah Wah pedal. Recorded live Aug. 5./6. 1977 at Theatre 1839, San Francisco. Very dynamic live sound superbly produced by Felix Pappalardi: mountains of cream....Listen to tracks A1-A4: Kaukonen solo with big sounding acoustic guitar. Listen to the audience. So many women screaming.....

Fritz The Cat
10-10-2015, 03:03 AM
This is not an impossible mission for Lalo Schifrin. In fact, as Jeff Baxter is quoted on back cover: it's possible to hear the movie! Lalo took the sounds of the 1940 New York era - swinging jazz, brassy big bands, ballsy hot groups- and added the ragtime feel (Cit. Jeremy Paul Kagan on LP backside cover). Listen to track B2 "Most Men" with famous singer Linda Hopkins.

Fritz The Cat
10-10-2015, 04:16 AM
Fascinating singer and piano player. Cool style but with a warm voice. Sympathetic person. She called her style "Black classical music". Yes it is. This is an english 1969 version of the 1960 original LP. Marble Arch was a sub label of Pye Records, famous for cheap vocal productions. Sold in supermarkets for some bucks. But the pressings were always superb. Mastered by Pye Records. Al Schackman (her musical director for 46 years!!) guitar, Chris White bass, Bobby Hamilton drums.

Fritz The Cat
10-10-2015, 05:09 AM
Produced by Paul A. Rothchild. Listen to Steve Hunter on track B2 " Camellia". No, it's not a Bob Ezrin produced track. But the "style" of Bob Ezrin is included. Superb solo guitar playing. Look at my next post concerning Steven Hunter with Alice Cooper on "Welcome 2 my nightmare". German pressing for France distribution "sacem". And don't forget to remember Janis Joplin.....

Fritz The Cat
10-10-2015, 05:44 AM
This is not only a masterpiece of Alice Cooper. No, it's also a perfect cooperation of Steve Hunter with Bob Ezrin. The voice of Alice Cooper has not noticeably grown older. It's an example of a seasoned voice on its peak. Steve Hunter truly deserves the designation "Guitar Hero"(Cit. Wikipedia). Superb lead guitar playing. This is one for the island. So many facets to discover. Included in this perfect made coloured 2LP vinyl is a poster and a booklet with lyrics. Also included is a passcode for free MP3 Download. But why should i use that.........?

Fritz The Cat
10-10-2015, 08:56 AM
Something special for your heart and soul. This is NOT the usual boring european 80ies synthie new pop stuff with weak boys vocals. Guitar dominated band from Scottland. Strong voice and composition by Justin Currie. Track B5 "Nothing ever happens" was a unique 1989 hit in Europe with high quality. On this one we have it all: along with many beautiful accoustic and powerful guitarsounds, fingersnipping, accordeon, dobro, mandolines, violins, hammond. Harmonica played by Julian Dawson, an insider tip in Europe. Look for LP's by Dawson! Good english pressing and recording. Listen to every track: all winners no fillers. This a highlight of the eighties!

SpeakerLabFan
10-10-2015, 11:00 AM
Barclay James Harvest - The Best Of Barclay James Harvest Volume 3
(1981, Harvest) UK pressing

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A compilation with a nice selection of tracks published between 1968-1972.

SpeakerLabFan
10-10-2015, 12:06 PM
Bill Evans Trio - Everybody Digs Bill Evans
(1959, Riverside) MONO

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Nice. Sam Jones, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums.

SpeakerLabFan
10-10-2015, 02:09 PM
Curt Boetcher - There's An Innocent Face
(1973, Elektra) WLP

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a fun thrift store find the other day. I always have an eye out for anything he's uh - associated - with, then along comes this LP.

SpeakerLabFan
10-10-2015, 05:32 PM
Roger Taylor - Fun In Space
(1981, Elektra)

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1st solo LP by the drummer for Queen. Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound.

Fritz The Cat
10-11-2015, 03:41 AM
Roger Taylor - Fun In Space
(1981, Elektra)

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1st solo LP by the drummer for Queen. Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound.

This is a canadian pressing. Deadwax inscription: 2HDZ. Acceptable dynamics. Magic cover art work by famous Hipgnosis. Flash Gordon Vol.2 ? Too many synthesizers. At least Roger Taylor's voice is a variable and characteristic one. But superb vocals and ideas are not sufficient. It's always a special thing, if drummers do their own LP. Which rock or pop drummer produced an acceptable or good LP or a masterpiece? There are many famous drummers in Jazz with the well known resulting masterpieces. But in rock music? Drummers always needed many important helping friends. In fact on this one there is none...........Concerning the producing helping hands it's the lack of Mack that matters. As Queen sang: "It gotta be Mack". See next post.

Fritz The Cat
10-11-2015, 04:13 AM
Now here they are: the helping hands. They lacked on "Fun In Space". Rick Parfitt guitar and backing vocals on track B4 "It's an illusion". Powerful guitars. Many tracks are boosted by Brian May. Thanks to Mack. As Queen said in "Dragon attack ": "gonna use my stack/it's gotta be Mack". But there's an embarrassing NO GO on this one: Track A5 Dylan's "Masters of war" with too much synthesizer junk.....Ugly cover art with the odd and hollow title "Strange Frontier".
EU pressing from (?) Germany.

Fritz The Cat
10-11-2015, 05:18 AM
He is a superb composer. But this voice doesn't seem to be suitable for this music. Big songwriting. Herbie Flowers bass. Jackie De Shannon (his wife) and Kiki Dee vocals. Here we have Tony Rivers, Allan Carvell and Stu Calver backing vocals. They are famous for many superb vocal productions at Pye Studios in the 60ies/70ies. What about the airplane on back cover? Remember nine eleven......

Fritz The Cat
10-11-2015, 06:18 AM
In June 1969 the Manfred Mann pop group disbanded after 5 1/2 years of successfully making hit records. And then there was a curious kind of jazzrock. An affront to the fans. Experimental. In fact not a funny record. An affront to the fans. And the jazz fans didn't want to hear such crap....it was not the way anyone wanted them to go. Why should i buy such a record? So it's a 1979 german rerelease with cut-out cover. Anyone who likes this one?

Fritz The Cat
10-11-2015, 06:50 AM
Eagles number 2 or 3. Or Poco? America? Bellamy Brothers? Fools gold? Nice harmony vocals with easy country rock tunes. Originally backing voices of Dan Fogelberg. Featuring Don Felder. Produced by Glyn Johns, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and John Stronach. Beautiful songs. German pressing with weak dynamics. It's not really gold, but it's gilded silver.

Fritz The Cat
10-11-2015, 07:05 AM
Americana played by punkrock musicians: a side project of John Doe voc, guitar, Exene Cervenka voc and D.J. Bonebrake dr. together with Dave Alvin (Blasters). Good american pressing. A very fresh swinging one! 3 SFr. in a thrift store this summer anywhere in Switzerland.

Fritz The Cat
10-11-2015, 08:17 AM
Limited edition of 5000 copies. 18 LPs. One for the island too.

Fritz The Cat
10-11-2015, 09:07 AM
Jack Casady plays a rare Gibson (????) Flying V bass with the machine heads on top row of headstock: a self-modified Gibson bass body combined with Fender Jazz bass neck? I have never seen this curious bass elsewhere. Does anybody know better or more? Inner gatefold cover shows Casady using a Wah Wah pedal. Recorded live Aug. 5./6. 1977 at Theatre 1839, San Francisco. Very dynamic live sound superbly produced by Felix Pappalardi: mountains of cream....Listen to tracks A1-A4: Kaukonen solo with big sounding acoustic guitar. Listen to the audience. So many women screaming.....

No, it's neither Gibson nor Fender! Now i found what i was looking for. As Jack Casady says in his interview with "Fly Guitars": it's a Guild V bass modified by a Guild Jetstar bass neck. See www.flyguitars.com

Fritz The Cat
10-11-2015, 09:30 AM
Barclay James Harvest - The Best Of Barclay James Harvest Volume 3
(1981, Harvest) UK pressing

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A compilation with a nice selection of tracks published between 1968-1972.

Thank you for the tip. On "Vol.2" there are some rare or curious tracks too. I didn't know until now. Good german pressing. Fine dynamics though it's a cheapo label. Track A1 "Early morning" was their first single. Track A5 "When the city sleeps" was B-side of a single issued under pseudonym "Bombadil". A5 "Medicine Man" was single B-side. B4 "Mr. Sunshine" was single B-side of A1. B6 "Breathless" was a single under pseudonym "Bombadil". Interesting pop history indeed. Do you have Vol.1?

Fritz The Cat
10-11-2015, 10:11 AM
Very good american pressing with superb dynamics! This one is interesting because of a special guitar acessory, which was invented by Byrds Gene Parsons and Clarence White in 1967: the B-Bender. This tool enables the player to bend the B-string up a whole tune (two frets) to C-sharp. On this LP we have also Albert Lee using it brilliantly. Listen to track B5 "Why you been gone so long".

Fritz The Cat
10-11-2015, 11:48 AM
A big one. Rare with original vertigo swirl. This summer in a thrift store in Vevey: goose bumps! But it's a little bit mishandled one. First i had to wash it. Now it sounds very good ++. Those were the times when everything was possible in rock music. Everything!!!! Did Vertigo swirl also exist in USA? It was a quality sign for progrock in Europe. Listen to track B5 "Tomorrow is a whole new day" with different rhythm changes. Remember Colosseum, Rare Bird, Barclay James Harvest, Moody Blues, Audience, and.....? Playful.

SpeakerLabFan
10-11-2015, 07:54 PM
Area Code 615 - s/t
(1969, Polydor) SS LH in the deadwax; mastered by Lee Hulko at Sterling Sound

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Tasty country rock by top Nashville session players, well recorded on thick heavy vinyl. These guys played on Harvest, Blonde On Blonde and Nashville Skyline albums.

SpeakerLabFan
10-11-2015, 07:57 PM
Thank you for the tip. On "Vol.2" there are some rare or curious tracks too. I didn't know until now. Good german pressing. Fine dynamics though it's a cheapo label. Track A1 "Early morning" was their first single. Track A5 "When the city sleeps" was B-side of a single issued under pseudonym "Bombadil". A5 "Medicine Man" was single B-side. B4 "Mr. Sunshine" was single B-side of A1. B6 "Breathless" was a single under pseudonym "Bombadil". Interesting pop history indeed. Do you have Vol.1?

I might have picked up Vol. 1 in the past, (or a different BJH compilation)...not sure and the collection is not organized. I'm fairly sure I don't have Vol.2. Vol. 3 was found in an Antique store last month.

SpeakerLabFan
10-11-2015, 08:00 PM
This is a canadian pressing. Deadwax inscription: 2HDZ. Acceptable dynamics. Magic cover art work by famous Hipgnosis. Flash Gordon Vol.2 ? Too many synthesizers. At least Roger Taylor's voice is a variable and characteristic one. But superb vocals and ideas are not sufficient. It's always a special thing, if drummers do their own LP. Which rock or pop drummer produced an acceptable or good LP or a masterpiece? There are many famous drummers in Jazz with the well known resulting masterpieces. But in rock music? Drummers always needed many important helping friends. In fact on this one there is none...........Concerning the producing helping hands it's the lack of Mack that matters. As Queen sang: "It gotta be Mack". See next post.

Good question. I've always enjoyed Bill Bruford's solo LPs - thankfully I don't think he tries any vocals,

also ...not a drummer but it's unfortunate that fellow Yes member Steve Howe did sing on his solo LP(s). :|

SpeakerLabFan
10-11-2015, 08:55 PM
The Doobie Brothers - s/t
(1971, Warner Bros) -1B/-1B

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recycled picture from several years ago.

SpeakerLabFan
10-11-2015, 10:04 PM
Miles Davis Sextet - Someday My Prince Will Come
(1961, Columbia) MONO -1A/-1D

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'61 first pressing w/o "guaranteed high fidelity" on the label. Playing a very nice VG+ so far.

Fritz The Cat
10-12-2015, 12:11 PM
John Coltrane has left the group of Miles Davis in spring 1960. A year later Miles Davis recorded "Someday my prince will come" with Hank Mobley ts, Wynton Kelly p, Paul Chambers b and Jimmy Cobb dr in March 7./20./21. 1961. On Front cover there is a picture of his then wife Frances Taylor. On March 20. and 21. John Coltrane appeared in the studio between two sets at the Apollo Theatre where he was performing. So on "prince" there were only two tracks with contributions of Coltrane. Before these two studio days Davis had performed on 19. March at Carnegie Hall with his group without Coltrane but with the Gil Evans Orchestra. It was one of only two concerts Davis and Evans ever performed together. And that fact makes this one necessary for collectors. It shows a strong, powerful Davis (Cit. allmusic guide). Listen to track B2, a short version of "Someday my prince will come" without Coltrane. Very historic night. It's the last recording Hank Mobley did as part of the Miles Davis group. Mobley resumed his solo career with Blue Note. This is a superb US rerelease pressing (from?) electrically re-channeled for stereo. Deadwax: HPY and GI

Fritz The Cat
10-12-2015, 12:56 PM
They were the only 2 persons who were with the Doobies from 1970 beginning: longtime producer and catalyzer Ted Templeman together with Patrick Simmons. On this one we have many superb studio cracks: Chris Thompson voc, Lee Sklar b, Willie Weeks b, Jeff Baxter g, Mike McDonald key voc, Nicky Hopkins p, Tower Of Power Horns. Co produced by Ted Tempelman and John Ryan. This one is a little bit too lightweight though there are some fantastic guitar solos. Too many boring synthesizers and keyboards. Shurely Simmons is an underrated musician. But together with the Doobies there was more punch. And (sorry Chris Thompson!) better vocals.....

Fritz The Cat
10-13-2015, 10:22 AM
Danny Federici of E-Street Band is featured on 3 tracks. Texas Tornados number 2 or 3. Does anybody know more about this one?

Fritz The Cat
10-13-2015, 11:15 AM
Eddie Grant was composer of most of these songs. Disco music of the 60ies. Superb german pressing. This is fun. Don't forget to dance .....Thrift store find 3 Sfr. this summer anywhere in east Switzerland.

SpeakerLabFan
10-16-2015, 07:56 PM
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
(1967, RCA)

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ahhhh. a nice record to downshift into the weekend with, and rest my head on this pillow.

SpeakerLabFan
10-16-2015, 08:25 PM
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds Of Fire
(1973, Columbia) -2B/-2B

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in tents. John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, Jan Hammer, Jerry Goodman, Rick Laird

SpeakerLabFan
10-16-2015, 08:40 PM
Barclay James Harvest - The Best Of Barclay James Harvest
(1972, Harvest) UK

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It turns out this is volume 1, part of at least 3 compilation volumes of early BJH tracks. I've had this one for a few years (1st picture is recycled), and I picked up Volume 3 last month.

SpeakerLabFan
10-16-2015, 10:03 PM
Jimi Hendrix - Rainbow Bridge
(1971, Reprise) Experience Hendrix/Sony 2014; BG in the deadwax, mastered by Bernie Grundman

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Smokin' another killer sounding reissue from Experience Hendrix.

Fritz The Cat
10-17-2015, 12:58 AM
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
(1967, RCA)

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ahhhh. a nice record to downshift into the weekend with, and rest my head on this pillow.

Monaural.....This is the US Mono pressing. It's a well sounding one. Bright dynamics. Has anybody the possibilities to compare the mono version with a stereo vinyl version? Results?

Fritz The Cat
10-17-2015, 01:20 AM
Brother of Jorma. Strongly influenced by Jimi Hendrix. Listen to track A4 "Billy's tune". Interesting recording and superb guitar playing. Joey Covington drums. Good US pressing.

SpeakerLabFan
10-17-2015, 07:02 PM
Jack Bruce - Songs For A Tailor
(1969, Atco)

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w/ Jon Hiseman & Dick Heckstall-Smith of Colosseum, produced by Felix Pappalardi. I don't have the lyrics insert in my UK copy.

SpeakerLabFan
10-17-2015, 07:50 PM
Brother of Jorma. Strongly influenced by Jimi Hendrix. Listen to track A4 "Billy's tune". Interesting recording and superb guitar playing. Joey Covington drums. Good US pressing.

Peter Kaukonen - Black Kangaroo
(1972, Grunt) -3s/-3s

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Nice. Songs written by Peter Kaukonen. Nice straight-ahead well recorded early 70s rock. Guitar playing ran strong in the Kaukonen family. Yes, now that you mention it - that track sounds very much influenced by Jimi's playing. He also has a heavy approach on other songs which remind me of Leslie West of Mountain. Great stuff.

SpeakerLabFan
10-17-2015, 10:18 PM
Dobie Gray - Drift Away
(1973, Decca) Mastered by Bernie Grundman, A&M recording studios

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The title track was unavoidable/played to death in the 70s on AM radio. Nice to hear in full fidelity thundering low frequency along with other great tracks. w/ Nashville regulars including David Briggs, Kenny Malone, Reggie Young.

SpeakerLabFan
10-17-2015, 11:53 PM
Lindisfarne - Sleepless Nights
(1983, Shanachie) Canadian pressing

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As usual Alan Hull has interesting songs and things to say - Cruising To Disaster is more political than most. Cheeky back-cover

Fritz The Cat
10-18-2015, 11:25 AM
Jack Bruce - Songs For A Tailor
(1969, Atco)

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w/ Jon Hiseman & Dick Heckstall-Smith of Colosseum, produced by Felix Pappalardi. I don't have the lyrics insert in my UK copy.

German pressing. Strong melodic and lightweight bass playing. No lyric insert. A kaleidoscope of different music styles. Important record. Look for the track A5 in the version of Colosseum and track A2 in the version of Mountain. One of the most playful bassists with impressive vocals.

Fritz The Cat
10-18-2015, 01:03 PM
A discovery. Rusty Anderson is the superb guitar artist in Mc Cartney's tour band. This LP is a forgotten gem. It's beat! Listen to the beatlesque track A3 "Compromise". Mc Cartney was right to choose Rusty Anderson as guitarist.

SpeakerLabFan
10-18-2015, 07:24 PM
Townes Van Zandt - Flyin' Shoes
(1978, Tomato)

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great songwriter, great record

Fritz The Cat
10-19-2015, 11:19 AM
Townes Van Zandt's song track A1 "White Freight Liner Blues" is the perfect opener for this LP. Produced by Joe Ely. And this means: quality record! Very good english pressing. Beer o' clock music. Listen to J.D. Gilmore song track A4 "Don't look for heartache". And don't forget to dance.....

Fritz The Cat
10-20-2015, 11:21 AM
Robben Ford guitar on track B4 "Capricorn". Soundtrack music. Modern Jazz? Easy listening music. Musac? But Robben Ford is worth listening to. Good guitar solo. The saxophon playing is superb on every track. But all those keyboards and synthesizers, forget it! Oh, these 80ies........

Fritz The Cat
10-20-2015, 12:19 PM
Mono recording. US pressing. Disappointing dynamics. Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley. No musician credits available. Is it possible, that nobody knows the names of the musicians of a record???? Does anybody know better?

Fritz The Cat
10-20-2015, 01:01 PM
"Fifty years into this career with many highs and as many lows. I offer this to you, my fellow survivors, this is my story. May this journey i'm on be relevant to you (Cit. E.B. on back cover)". US pressing. Good dynamics. Fold cover with lyrics on inner cover. Important lyrics! Listen to what the old man has to say: track B2 "27 forever" is a song about the dead rock stars of the "27 Club". You'd sell your soul to the devil.......

Ducatista47
10-20-2015, 02:37 PM
I would not hesitate to say that the most talented musician in this aggregation is Chris Spedding. Known as a session ace, his own work is hard to find but his playing is awesome. He may be less known to the public than the others, but tops among professional musicians.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Spedding

I still have a vinyl of Mantle-piece by The Battered Ornaments.


Jack Bruce - Songs For A Tailor
(1969, Atco)

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w/ Jon Hiseman & Dick Heckstall-Smith of Colosseum, produced by Felix Pappalardi. I don't have the lyrics insert in my UK copy.

Fritz The Cat
10-21-2015, 01:59 PM
Sampler with excerpts of 6 LP's of the year 1970. 4 forgotten gems are from progressive rock groups Freedom and Bush. Freedom sounds like Humble Pie.
Bush is a well known canadian Band. But has anybody further informations about Freedom? They play a very special style of progressive rock. Listen to track B3 "Frustated woman". Listen also to the two outstanding Steppenwolf tracks. Great rock voice!

Fritz The Cat
10-22-2015, 09:17 AM
Pure and rough Les Paul sound of first quality. Good german rerelease pressing of 1977. How could these young men play the blues so impressively? Classic live LP. Superbly recorded tracks! Turn the LP to the other side and listen once again. Concentrate on the brilliant bass playing. What a great voice......

Fritz The Cat
10-22-2015, 10:13 AM
Hey, it's not a pop group called "Highway". Most people don't realize this as FREE Lp at first sight in the dim light of a thriftstore. But fans look for these gems. And luckily they may find. Two times this summer i had the chance to get the same german original pressing with the rosa label. For some swiss bucks. Label and vinyl in mint condition. How is that possible? 45 year old LPs!!!! A wonder. And big fun. Looking at the inner fold cover: four tired young men without any future perspective .......??? Listen to the accurately applicated mellotron in track B5 "Soon i will be gone". Kossoff 1976. Andy Fraser 2015.
Hear it loud !

Fritz The Cat
10-22-2015, 10:48 AM
Listen to the guitar and banjo playing of John Whitney and John Weider. Good german rerelease of unknown year. Perfect dynamics and pressing. Listen to the short swinging track B2 "Hey-let it rock". This is big short fun for everyone.....

Fritz The Cat
10-22-2015, 11:57 AM
Listen to the Barry/Kim bubblegum track A2 "Sugar Sugar". It's a fascinating version. It's not bubblegum anymore. It's soul for your heart and soul. Good german pressing. In 1972 we used to dance to this music.......Don't forget to dance..... Because we are born to be wild.

Fritz The Cat
10-23-2015, 09:59 AM
Bluff package. You shouldn't buy this record. It's a lousy bootleg. The best 2 tracks are not played and sung by Alice Cooper but by Ronnie Hawkins. Bad sound quality. Abuse of vinyl material. Forget it!

Fritz The Cat
10-23-2015, 10:34 AM
Master of Telecaster. Good english pressing with superb dynamics. Recorded in Memphis with the Uptown Horns. Strong. Funky swinging blues. All winners, no fillers. Buy it!

Fritz The Cat
10-23-2015, 11:11 AM
The blues guitarist with the Gibson SG. Singing and playing to make every moment count. Great variability in the voice. Listen to the beautiful track A4 "Family Rules", where Lonnie Brooks sings in the style of Freddy Fender. Recorded live in the studio. This music lives. Very good english pressing. Does anybody know further blues musicians playing a Gibson SG?

Fritz The Cat
10-23-2015, 12:37 PM
Kevin Breit is an interesting guitar player. Though he isn't a conventional jazz guitarist, he worked over ten years with Norah Jones and Cassandra Wilson. Listen to his slide guitar playing on track A4 "Slow train". Not too much synthesizer. What kind of dog food is hidden in the phonograph's loudspeaker................?

Fritz The Cat
10-23-2015, 01:16 PM
Beer o'clock music. Everybody is happy. I'm happy with this good english pressing. Heavy vinyl. The whole world is beautiful. Everybody is in love. Love makes the world go round. Or is it the money? But in fact: who made the Honky Tonk Angels........?

Fritz The Cat
10-23-2015, 02:13 PM
In 1966 Tom McGuinness switched from bass to guitar playing. Jack Bruce came in on bass. He is on Pretty Flamingo, singing harmony too. But soon he drifted out to form Cream. At the same time, Klaus Voormann joined on bass. From 1966 to 1969 he played the bass in Manfred Mann's group. In Mighty Quinn he played the flute and bass and sang backup to Mike d'Abo's lead vocal. Mighty Quinn by Manfred Mann was the only Bob Dylan song ever to hold the number one spot in the UK charts. Is this true? Didn't Bob Dylan ever have a number one hit in UK? In USA? In 1969 Klaus Voormann joined the Plastic Ono Band. But this is another story.....

Fritz The Cat
10-23-2015, 02:53 PM
This is a MONO compilation of 1963 to 1966 recordings. Good dynamics. Toe-tapping stuff. On this album you may listen to straight non-nonsense R&B played with young enthusiasm and heartfelt dedication. Before the Manfreds went pop they produced superb R&B recordings. Forgotten gems.......

SpeakerLabFan
10-23-2015, 10:07 PM
The Pentangle - s/t
(1968, Reprise) -1A/-1A


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I'm always astonished by the sound quality of this title, really nice that such great music was captured so well. A nice way to ease into the weekend after a busy work week.

Fritz The Cat
10-24-2015, 12:20 AM
The Pentangle - s/t
(1968, Reprise) -1A/-1A


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I'm always astonished by the sound quality of this title, really nice that such great music was captured so well. A nice way to ease into the weekend after a busy work week.

Congratulation. This is a precious gem. A rare one in Europe. Produced by Shel Talmy!!! (easy beats for kinky Who)

Fritz The Cat
10-24-2015, 01:02 AM
John Renbourn plays and sings the traditional blues songs. He blends them with Irish folk. Listen to instrumental track B5 "Faro Annie". Beautiful relaxt sitar playing on various tracks. Track A3 "Kokomo Blues" in laidback JJ Cale-style. He is a chamäleon of guitar styles. Excellent english pressing.

Fritz The Cat
10-24-2015, 10:56 AM
Some great guitar players: Listen to track B1 "Stand by me": typically playing by famous Telecaster master James Burton. B2 "Cherokee fiddle" with a steel guitar solo by Sneaky Pete Kleinow. C3 is with Mr. Gibson335 Larry Carlton together with Sneaky Pete Kleinow. A2 Joe Walsh singing and guitar playing all night long. A3 with Dan Fogelberg. D2 Charlie Daniels guitar and lead vocal together heartwarming twin guitars with Tom Crain. No guitar by Bonnie Rait. But strong vocal on "Darlin'". D4 Steve Lukather. D5 Ricky Scaggs and J.D. Souther.
Mastered by Capitol "Wally". All winners no fillers. And don't forget to dance with waltzing Anne Murray.......

Fritz The Cat
10-24-2015, 11:12 AM
Perfect vinyl pressing technique. You should grab every ECM record you meet on your way through thriftstores. They are ALWAYS in good condition. Nobody puts any greasy fingers on ECM records.......

SpeakerLabFan
10-24-2015, 04:07 PM
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby
(1970, Straight / Reprise) 2007 Rhino reissue

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SpeakerLabFan
10-24-2015, 04:13 PM
The Pentangle


Congratulation. This is a precious gem. A rare one in Europe. Produced by Shel Talmy!!! (easy beats for kinky Who)

Thanks it's a favorite, as with just about everything the individual artists worked on. I'd like to run across an inexpensive UK Transatlantic copy of this one.

SpeakerLabFan
10-24-2015, 05:12 PM
Brian Eno - Ambient 1:Music For Airports
(1978, EG Polydor) UK

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from the Before and After Science EG boxset

SpeakerLabFan
10-24-2015, 08:26 PM
Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum
(1968, Phillips) -M3/-M2

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a good one for Saturday night. with the full Augustus Stanley Owsley III quote on the back cover

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SpeakerLabFan
10-24-2015, 09:50 PM
The Leaves - Hey Joe
(1966, Mira)

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nice

Fritz The Cat
10-25-2015, 04:19 AM
Swinging sunday morning music while cooking. Sonntagsbraten mit Kartoffelstock. Good Holland recording and pressing.

Fritz The Cat
10-25-2015, 11:32 AM
Bizzare. But a very interesting one. Does humour belong to music? Yessss! Remember Zappa. Anyone hearing this LP for the first time might conclude, that this is one of the weirdest albums ever produced. Randy California and Ed Cassidy recorded this music in 1973. It was then rejected for release by Epic. In 1981 Randy California overdubed the tapes of this concept album to make it more compatible with the times. This 1981 version of Potatoland isn't the same anymore. It features four newly recorded tracks on the first side. The second side is material from the first side of the original 1973 version, but heavily remixed with many new parts and overdubs added.
Some interesting melodious songs and much nonsense. Listen to the Byrds-style track B7 "My friend". Beautiful. A crazy gem of LP.

Fritz The Cat
10-25-2015, 12:19 PM
A magical one. One of the most beautiful songs recorded ever is by Ellen Foley and her "Clash" boy friend Joe Strummer. What a wonderful gem: Listen to track A1 "The shuttered palace". Don't mind the liner notes by Ellen Foley which tell an interesting story: "Produced by my boyfriend for a couple of blow jobs". It's the same old story:the beauty and the beast.......

SpeakerLabFan
10-25-2015, 05:09 PM
Cat Mother And The All Night Newsboys - The Street Giveth And The Street Taketh Away
(1969, Polydor) German pressing

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Produced by Jimi Hendrix. These guys met Hendrix while playing the Café Wha? in NYC. Great stuff, could mistake this for Moby Grape.

SpeakerLabFan
10-25-2015, 05:12 PM
A magical one. One of the most beautiful songs recorded ever is by Ellen Foley and her "Clash" boy friend Joe Strummer. What a wonderful gem: Listen to track A1 "The shuttered palace". Don't mind the liner notes by Ellen Foley which tell an interesting story: "Produced by my boyfriend for a couple of blow jobs". It's the same old story:the beauty and the beast.......

Wow, I must have skimmed through the liner notes on that record. I'm sure that wasn't the first or last record that were helped along by blow of some kind.

Fritz The Cat
10-26-2015, 10:42 AM
Cat Mother And The All Night Newsboys - The Street Giveth And The Street Taketh Away
(1969, Polydor) German pressing

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Produced by Jimi Hendrix. These guys met Hendrix while playing the Café Wha? in NYC. Great stuff, could mistake this for Moby Grape.
Is the influence of Jimi Hendrix noticeable? Did he play guitar on this LP?

Fritz The Cat
10-26-2015, 11:42 AM
Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum
(1968, Phillips) -M3/-M2

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a good one for Saturday night. with the full Augustus Stanley Owsley III quote on the back cover

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This is a Holland rerelease of 1978. The voice of Dick Peterson was simply annoyant. Look at my next post. This pressing has weak dynamics. The lyrics on back cover by Owsley are nonsense. This LP is not my piece of cake. Listen to The Who's version of Summertime Blues. Listen to Iron Butterfly. They all were very much better. This is kind of a cheap hype.....

Fritz The Cat
10-26-2015, 12:06 PM
This is the pseudonym of Blue Cheer vocalist ( i won't denote him as a singer) Dickie Peterson. There are many good songs on this LP but also some disco crap. Why did he? Who needs this album? His voice has mellowed since 1967......

Fritz The Cat
10-26-2015, 12:46 PM
A 1980 cheapo of CBS pressed in Holland. Good dynamics. Clit McTorius aka as Noel Redding bass on 3 tracks. Henry Manchovitz aka as Leslie Sampson, drummer of Noel Reddings Band "Road" on 3 tracks. Cass Strange aka as Ed Cassidy plays drums on 2 tracks. The Album with two weird Beatles song versions "Rain" and "Day Tripper" was heavily influenced by the death of Jimi Hendrix, who had been friends with Randy California since they played together in Jimmy James and the Blue Flames. Somehow these recordings seem not to have been finalized exactly. Kind of a rough mix.....

Fritz The Cat
10-26-2015, 01:32 PM
Perfect Canadian pressing with fine structured dynamics. Nearly three dimensional depth. Vinyl and cover in mint condition. Hey, this LP is 47 years old! Thrift store find this summer. I wonder who are the musicians on this LP. Only his son is credited. Does anybody know? As noted on back cover, it's a history making album because for the first time background voices have been heard on a Buck Owens record. True or not? But anyhow he was one of the most prolific and superb songwriters in country music. Listen also to Dwight Yoakam, one of his best followers.

Fritz The Cat
10-26-2015, 02:06 PM
Also a thrift store find for 3 SFr. this summer. Perfect german pressing on heavy vinyl with fantastic dynamics. You may hear every instrument exactly. The Buckaroos without Buck Owens. Some superb vocalists have participated on this LP: Don Rich, Doyle Holly, Doyle Singer. Listen to steel guitar player Buddy Emmons on forward driving track A4 "Cajun steel guitar". He died 28. July 2015 in these days as i found this LP. Don Rich was the master of these recordings in Buck Owens' Studios in Bakersfield California. Perfect vinyl gusto.

Fritz The Cat
10-27-2015, 11:28 AM
Today was a beautiful day. Not anytime..... But this is really choice quality stuff. Does humour belong to music? Yessssss. Though this vinyl and cover have been mistreated by some kind of house collapse, it's big fun because of its good dynamics. Nearly undestroyable vinyl. Ein Käferfest! No fillers, all winners. Only in the beginning of the 70ies Holland CBS was able to produce such superb pressings. Listen to the violin playing of David LaFlamme in track B2 "Bye bye baby". How are the US pressings of this one? One for the island....
Which island?

Fritz The Cat
10-28-2015, 11:15 AM
Non Plus Ultra Power Sound. 45rpm Maxi single. Check out the limits of your speakers. Deep wide groove in superb german vinyl. 15 minutes of pure audio fun. Which 45rpm Maxi single do you prefer concerning the dynamics? Listen to the saxophone on track A2
"Goodnight my love". Don't forget to dance, because in fact it's not a lullabye....

SpeakerLabFan
10-28-2015, 09:01 PM
Cat Mother


Is the influence of Jimi Hendrix noticeable? Did he play guitar on this LP?

It's guitar rock but the material is all over the place and I don't hear any Hendrix influence. from the AllMusic review (http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-street-givethand-the-street-taketh-away-mw0000025090):


Steven Roby's book Black Gold: The Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix notes that the band opened for the Jimi Hendrix Experience (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-jimi-hendrix-experience-mn0000088906) in November of 1968 and that Hendrix (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/hendrix-mn0000354105) offered production suggestions but did not play on the album

SpeakerLabFan
10-28-2015, 09:02 PM
Gentle Giant - Free Hand
(1975, Capitol) -F2, Winchester symbol in the deadwax

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SpeakerLabFan
10-28-2015, 09:47 PM
Terry Riley - A Rainbow In Curved Air
(1969, Columbia) -1A/-F3

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The inspiration for Curved Air's band name.

Fritz The Cat
10-29-2015, 09:27 AM
Power trio. Less is more. Guitar, bass and drums. Superb live recording at The Paradiso in Amsterdam, September 5, 1991. Stratocaster mishandling on photo, zzzzzzzz.........Listen to the CCR track A7 "Born on the bayou" and compare with the original. This is a trio.....

Fritz The Cat
10-29-2015, 09:47 AM
This is a try to repair a destroyed LP cover. The vinyl was totally mishandled by too many listeners all over these years. Many scratches and scars. So nobody wanted to buy it in the thriftstore. Hey, it sounds good! Like the Rolling Stones: not perfect, but it's fun. Keith Richards is the best worst guitar player ever.....

Fritz The Cat
10-29-2015, 09:52 AM
Terry Riley - A Rainbow In Curved Air
(1969, Columbia) -1A/-F3

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The inspiration for Curved Air's band name.
Yes shure. And let's not forget "Baba O'Riley".

Fritz The Cat
10-29-2015, 10:31 AM
Gentle Giant - Free Hand
(1975, Capitol) -F2, Winchester symbol in the deadwax

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English pressing. 40 years old vinyl in mint condition. Good dynamics. Underrated. A little bit too many synthesizer smear? No, this synthesizer playing is acceptable. Listen to the superb bass playing on track B3 "Talybont" with renaissance music reminiscence.

Fritz The Cat
10-29-2015, 11:15 AM
An unexpected dicovery. Such one as many others, one may find sometimes in thriftstores in the classical music bin. If they knew....
I purchased this one because of the outstanding swiss mastering studio: Rico Sonderegger, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Swiss pressing. This LP has very good dynamics. Recorded in Memphis Studio, Tennessee. These 4 musicians are excellent players and singers. Listen to their version of Jimmy Cliff song "Many rivers to cross" on track A4. The Memphis Blues Revue's musicians are from Amazing Rhythm Aces. You know them well.......

Fritz The Cat
10-30-2015, 05:56 AM
An unexpected discovery. Such one as many others, one may find sometimes in thriftstores in the classical music bin. If they knew.... I purchased this one because of the outstanding swiss mastering studio: Rico Sonderegger, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Swiss pressing. This LP has very good dynamics. Recorded in Memphis Studio, Tennessee. These 4 musicians are excellent players and singers. Listen to their version of Jimmy Cliff song "Many rivers to cross" on track A4. The Memphis Blues Revue's musicians are from Amazing Rhythm Aces. You know them well....... 67933679346793567935

Fritz The Cat
10-30-2015, 11:50 AM
One of the best live recordings. In fact it's rather some kind of a tour diary. We may hear the bus noise. We hear them breathing. Some songs were recorded in hotel rooms. Oh sure it's a live document of first quality. A classic. Superb musicians and good friends to each other. Listen to the fiddle playing and falsetto singing of David Lindley. Hey! 38 years old german pressing vinyl with perfect dynamics. Which live recording is your favorite?

Fritz The Cat
10-30-2015, 12:09 PM
In the sixties and seventies blues musicians had no chance to tour in USA. They were much more estimated in Europe. Especially in Germany. So this one was recorded in Hamburg October 18, 1962. Memphis Slim. T Bone Walker. Sonny Terry. John Lee Hooker. Shakey Jake. Brownie McGhee. Music history!

SEAWOLF97
10-30-2015, 12:13 PM
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for some reason , while listening to Bob's other offerings, I'd bypassed this one. It's really quite good and not classic BD ... lots of keeper tracks here. :)

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Odd
10-30-2015, 04:10 PM
67950

SpeakerLabFan
10-30-2015, 07:40 PM
Terry Riley - A Rainbow In Curved Air


Yes shure. And let's not forget "Baba O'Riley".

Of course! A good use of synthesizer. My son and daughter refer to this as "Teenage Wasteland". My family and I saw Daltrey and Townshend perform the song in their encore at a performance at Bercy arena in Paris (the Quadrophenia tour) a few summers ago. The opening synthesizer chords made the neck hairs stand!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBV7InqerP0