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SpeakerLabFan
11-20-2016, 12:41 AM
Free - Heartbreaker
(1973, Island) STERLING in the deadwax

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Fritz The Cat
11-20-2016, 02:03 AM
After a rainy day, we have a sunny Sunday morning.
Listen to track B1, Roy Ayers' "Mystic Voyage" is featuring the composer at the vibraphon.
A longtime fan of Roy Ayers, Ronny Jordan reworks the vibist's composition into a funky jam session with call-and-response exchanges between the Gibson L-5 CES and vibes.
Fine EU pressing. Which country??
This will be an all time Jazz classic IMHO.

Fritz The Cat
11-20-2016, 03:08 AM
While preparing "Scaloppine al limone" for Sunday lunch: listen to track A3 "Runaway train": i first thought, this is Chris Norman with "Smokey". No, it's Soul Asylum with special guest appearance Booker T. Jones, Hammond B3 organ. Anybody able to hear him playing on any track?
Mastered by Wally/Capitol.
P.S. In fact, Smokey earned enough money with their compositions to be able to buy reliable shoes.....

Fritz The Cat
11-20-2016, 04:23 AM
Witty: El Pea (spanish) means LP. Sampler of the Island-musicians of the early 70ies for promotion of non-singles bands of these early rock music times. Island was and still is a kult label in Germany/England. For the island?
Listen to Free track C1 "Highway song" with a typical guitar solo by Paul Kossoff: reduced to the maximum, it's kept very simple but so wonderful......
German pressing with mediocre dynamics.

Fritz The Cat
11-20-2016, 10:56 AM
Funk-jazz and some disco rhythms. Produced by Harvey Mason.
Anybody knows the castle on front and back cover foto?

Fritz The Cat
11-20-2016, 11:16 AM
Yes - Time And A Word
(1970, Atlantic)

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recycling an older photo.



Acceptable UK Kinney pressing with lyrics sheet. Look at the different cover for Europe.
Peter Banks guitars. Bill Bruford drums. Tony Kaye keyboards.
Listen to track A3 Stephen Stills' "Everydays" with typical Rickenbacker bass sound by Chris Squire.
The US front cover foto includes Steve Howe, who joined the band after this album's recording and thus doesn't actually appear on the album.

Fritz The Cat
11-20-2016, 11:49 AM
Free - Heartbreaker
(1973, Island) STERLING in the deadwax

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German 1980 reissue.
Superb cover art by John Glover and Dick Polak. It's Paul Rodgers! It shows pure iconic rock music attitude!
Kossoff doesn't play guitar on "Wishing well", "Muddy water" and "Easy on my soul". It's Paul Rodgers!
On track B3 "Easy on my soul", the guitar is played by Snuffy Walden (Stray Dog 1973-1974).
Andy Fraser is replaced by Tetsu.
Free were finally set free.....

Fritz The Cat
11-20-2016, 01:55 PM
I can see clearly now: "EMI ...the greatest recording organisation in the world" (as noted on front cover).
Rare English pressing. No reggae. Fine old dynamic vinyl.

SEAWOLF97
11-21-2016, 07:01 AM
when I'm in & out of the room (or just lazy) , will put up PANDORA
on the ESS's and just let it stream ...like we used to do on FM ;)

Occasionally (very) , 'Dora does something good. lately it's been giving me tracks from the movie soundtrack of the 007 film "Skyfall" ... it's really good. Some of the tracks make goosebumps.

Checked my local biblotecca and they have the CD ....will be on my shelf in 2 days .. :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyfall:_Original_Motion_Picture_Soundtrack

Fritz The Cat
11-21-2016, 12:08 PM
Barney Kessel guitars. Something special.
Davis has always followed his own path.
Some kind of a butterfly ball. Schön.

Fritz The Cat
11-22-2016, 11:16 AM
3 powerful tenor sax players.
Smokin'? Yessss!
But there's also a quiet one: listen to track A2 "Blues for M.F".

SpeakerLabFan
11-22-2016, 06:36 PM
Oscar Peterson Et Joe Pass - A Salle Pleyel
(1975, Pablo) MONO, KENDUN A (/B) in the deadwax

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piano and guitar excellence. Listening to record 2.

SpeakerLabFan
11-22-2016, 08:14 PM
Steve Kuhn Trio - Life's Magic
(1986, Blackhawk) Promo/NFS; mastered by George Horn at Fantasy Studios

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SpeakerLabFan
11-22-2016, 11:13 PM
Kenny Dorham - Matador
(1962, United Artists) 1971 reissue

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with Jackie McLean, Bobby Timmon, Teddy Smith, J.C. Moses. A very hot session and dynamic record. A $1 pickup in 2011.

Fritz The Cat
11-23-2016, 10:06 AM
Thick thing. Good English pressing. Front cover art by Jim Fitzpatrick.
Fine twin-guitar playing. Good old rock music for beer o'clock....
Listen to Gary Moore playing a fat Gibson Les Paul on great song track A4 "Still in love with you".

Fritz The Cat
11-23-2016, 10:38 AM
He is the leading guitarist and perfect performer of these days. Anybody who knows better young performers?
How long will he fight against "burning out"?
Owner of the best guitars of the world.......
Listen to smokin' track C2 "You left me nothin' but the bill and the blues". Great.

SEAWOLF97
11-23-2016, 11:19 AM
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http://www.riaa.com/gold-platinum/?tab_active=awards_by_album#search_section

RIAA’s historic Gold® & Platinum® Program defines success in the recorded music industry.

Originally conceived to honor artists and track sound recording sales, Gold & Platinum Awards have come to stand as a benchmark of success for any artist—whether they’ve just released their first song or Greatest Hits album.

Popular Searches & Lists
2016's Best: Album & Single Certifications Released in 2016 | ALL 2016 Certifications | Country Album Certifications in 2016 | Pop Single Certifications in 2016 | Dance/Electronic Certifications in 2016 | Rock Single Certifications in 2016 | Latin Certifications in 2016 | Best of the 80s | Best of the 90s

and some real anomalies in all-time sales (in millions) :blink:

Gump sold more than SPLHCB or Zep HOTH ...etc


SOUNDTRACK FORREST GUMP EPIC ALBUM 12

THE BEATLES SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND CAPITOL ALBUM 11

LED ZEPPELIN HOUSES OF THE HOLY ATLANTIC ALBUM 11

SpeakerLabFan
11-23-2016, 02:12 PM
Renaissance - s/t
(1969, Elektra) RL SS in the deadwax, mastered by Robert Ludwig

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SpeakerLabFan
11-23-2016, 09:49 PM
The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
(1970, Reprise) -1B/-1B Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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Fritz The Cat
11-24-2016, 08:34 AM
The Oscar Peterson Trio - A Jazz Portrait Of Frank Sinatra
(1959, Verve)

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Swingin' w/ Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen.


French stereo reissue of the 80ies.
Very good pressing. Fine dynamics: you sit between the piano, the bass and the drums. On stage!
Recorded in Paris.
Listen to track A3 "Learning the blues".

SpeakerLabFan
11-25-2016, 11:23 PM
The Beatles - Help!
(1965, Apple) 70's German pressing

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Fritz The Cat
11-26-2016, 02:49 AM
Rich in variety. The most melodious violin (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) in rock music. Anybody knows any rock music violin player who doesn't annoy?
Johnny Guitar Watson solo on track B1. Dr. John piano on track B1/B5.
Good English pressing with superb dynamics.
Listen to wonderful track A 5 "Montuno Grande", recalling a famous Eric Burdon song. Which one?

Fritz The Cat
11-26-2016, 02:52 AM
The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
(1970, Reprise) -1B/-1B Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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Since 46 years we are waiting for Vol.2.......

Fritz The Cat
11-26-2016, 09:50 AM
Recorded live at The Both/And Nightclub, Febr. 19, 1966. Produced by Bob Thiele.
Good English pressing.
Difficult to understand today. Not my piece of cake.....
Do we need Free Jazz? Anybody knows?

hjames
11-26-2016, 10:02 AM
Working through some old music from the KSAN Archives ...

74704 74703

Fritz The Cat
11-26-2016, 10:42 AM
At the time when Trikont Records decided to issue this LP in Germany, there weren't anymore master tapes left in USA. They were definitively lost for forever.
Even Floyd Westerman didn't own a vinyl copy anymore. So they had to look for a new vinyl LP copy on many Powwow-meetings.
Finally they succeded.......

Fritz The Cat
11-26-2016, 11:04 AM
Instrumental guitar-driven blues-rock with powerful brass section and a fat Hammond B3.
Paul Brannon, Mark Baldwin, Jim Bonney, guitars. Superb: Jim Hoke, harmonica.
Recorded at Oceans Way Studios and House Of Blues Studios, Nashville, Tennessee.
Superb US pressing on 180gr vinyl.
Very recommendable!

Fritz The Cat
11-26-2016, 01:44 PM
Good US pressing on 180gr vinyl.
Listen to track A5, Dylan's "All along the watchtower" played by The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

SpeakerLabFan
11-26-2016, 09:33 PM
Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
(1967, Columbia) 2016 reissue

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Fritz The Cat
11-27-2016, 03:55 AM
Indeed a nice pair of vinyl Lps: Piper and Saucerful together, reissued on famous Harvest Label in a new gatefold sleeve.
Artwork by Hipgnosis show pictures of proposed but previously unused album cover designs. Several pictures depict a well-known phrase or saying in form of a visual pun. In USA the nice pair of breasts of the naked woman were made invisible. (Cit: Wiki).
Remastered and restored songs slightly different to the originals.
Superb German pressing with fine remastered dynamics.
Interesting: anybody who finds the differences between the US/UK Originals and these remastered tracks or the reissues of 2016?
After the huge success of "Dark side of the moon", this 1973 reissue introduced new fans to the earlier psychedelic sound of the Syd Barrett period.

Fritz The Cat
11-27-2016, 04:53 AM
Concerning this double LP set: did you know that David Gilmour played solo guitar and contributed vocals on the American versions of "Astronomy domine", "Let there be more light" and "Corporal Clegg"? Do you hear the difference? Hey, anybody knows better?

Fritz The Cat
11-27-2016, 10:22 AM
Underrated.
Listen to "Sheep", when Gilmour starts his staccato riff, the song turns into a triumphal piece.

SpeakerLabFan
11-27-2016, 10:52 AM
Waylon Jennings - Singer Of Sad Songs
(1973, RCA)

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produced by Lee Hazlewood which probably explains the interesting arrangements and great sound quality.

Fritz The Cat
11-27-2016, 11:16 AM
3 tracks are B sides of 45rpm singles.
Good german pressing.
Listen to "See Emily Play": a pop juwel! Sunny, spacey and perfectly fitting to the Summer of Love.

Fritz The Cat
11-27-2016, 11:52 AM
Listen to track B5 "High Hopes": we may hear the bells of Cambridge all over along the song. A sunday song.

Fritz The Cat
11-27-2016, 12:45 PM
Recorded live August 1988. Tim Renwick guitars.
Listen to track D2 "Comfortably numb": majestic song!

Fritz The Cat
11-27-2016, 01:05 PM
This is nearly the only existing collaboration between Art Tatum and Ben Webster.
Recorded September 11, 1956, Los Angeles, California. It was Tatum's last recording session ever. He died Nov. 5, 1956.

Fritz The Cat
11-28-2016, 12:57 PM
Shirley Bassey vocals. Swiss production. 45rpm maxi single.
Great sound and a voice for eternity.

Fritz The Cat
11-28-2016, 01:06 PM
​45rpm maxi single. Test your equipment with this one.

Fritz The Cat
11-28-2016, 01:20 PM
45rpm maxi single. Dieter Meier und Boris Blank. Chico Hablas guitars.

SEAWOLF97
11-29-2016, 08:41 AM
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very nice 2 CD set .... well recorded , somewhat mellower than later incarnations of the group.. a real keeper

a great review ... http://blogcritics.org/music-review-santana-live-at-the/

After their legendary performance at Woodstock in the late summer of 1969, and their blistering self titled debut album, Santana would skyrocket to much deserved stardom and cement a place in rock history. But here, in the warm sounding Fillmore West in December of 1968, we get a very young and hungry Santana trying to find their way. The results couldn’t be more spectacular.

The first thing that knocks me over about this set is the sound, which is absolutely superb. Rich and warm, the sound captured that night in the Fillmore West is immaculately recorded and the stereo separation between the instruments, the percussion in particular, is stunning. Any early Santana fan should thank the stars that someone, somewhere, had the good sense to hit the record button as this is going to be one fantastic night of music (it sounds especially nice in headphones).

First out of the gate is a pulsating version of “Jingo” that seems to contain even more liquid fire than the later studio version found on their debut album. You can hear the percussion trickle in as the bass picks up the back beat and lays a solid foundation for Carlos to soar in with his psychedelic leads. The band grooves along and swings nicely without a care in the world and the polite West coast crowd is highly appreciative.

“Jingo,” with its constant pulsing rhythm, really sets the tone for the rest of the set which focuses mostly on hypnotic grooves and almost meditative song structures. The songs are all stretched as far as they can go and the band gets deep into the cut whenever they can. This usually leads to some excellent percussion breaks with congas and bass throwing the stage afire amidst the swashing leads of organist and pianist Greg Rolie. The band’s ability to alter all perception of what music is supposed to be, especially back in 1968, is astounding.

Speaking of Rolie, he is on fire throughout and, as I mentioned in my review of Tanglewood 1970, he almost steals the entire show away from Carlos. Where some of Carlos’ solos sound restrained and somewhat safe, Rolie is completely unhinged, setting his Hammond B3 organ ablaze with a fury. Not that Carlos isn’t bringing some amazing leads to the table, he is, it’s just that whenever Rolie comes on my ears prick up and I find myself studying the playing just a little more. Of course I have been on a B3 kick lately. Special mention needs to be made here of both Rolie’s and Carlos’ spectacular performances on “Treat,” the two musicians locking together beautifully in the late night atmosphere of the jam.

One of the truly exciting things about hearing these ’68 sets are all the great early and rare gems the band throws out. Throughout the discs we are treated to rarities such as the always mysterious, late night jazz tinged “Fried Neckbones,” the San Francisco styled funk of “Chunk A Funk,” and the great instrumental “Conquistadore Rides Again,” where Rolie and Carlos again mesh musically as if they had been playing together for decades. There is also an early version of “Persuasion” that features a blistering intro played in the San Francisco acid rock style but with a nice touch of Santana styled flavor.

We are also treated to a very rare 30 minute version of “Freeway” which may just be the most hypnotic song on here full of long drum solos, bass solos, and any other solo you can think of (I will admit that the actual drum solo is a bit tame, but remember that spastic drummer Michael Shrieve, featured in the 1969 Woodstock performance of “Soul Sacrifice,” has yet to join the band). Still, it is one amazing performance by all with Carlos bringing some particularly fiery guitar leads into the mix throughout the duration of the jam.

Santana Live at the Fillmore ’68 has been a favorite of mine for years and is highly recommended for any Santana fan. I can also recommend it for any fan of percussion heavy music in general as it is wholly satisfying and far from the watered down Santana of later years. The hypnotic, mesmerizing grooves and pulsing rhythms are sure to keep anyone grooving along throughout the night and there is much to be found deep within the musical layers.

Highly recommended.

Disc One:
“Jingo” – 9:38
“Persuasion” – 7:05
“Treat” – 9:37
“Chunk a Funk” – 5:58
“Fried Neckbones” – 10:09
“Conquistadore Rides Again” – 8:40

Disc Two:
“Soul Sacrifice” – 14:29
“As the Years Go By” – 7:49
“Freeway” – 30:15

Fritz The Cat
11-29-2016, 10:39 AM
This is the strong voice beside Leonard Cohen.
This is the strange cover art by Kosh.
Anybody able to explain the meaning of these pictures. Nonsense?
So let's forget it and listen to the beautiful song track B1 "I'm restless". Blondie Chaplin, guitars.

Fritz The Cat
11-29-2016, 11:24 AM
Not twin guitars, but trio guitars by Jimmy Henderson, Jack Holder and Greg Reding: listen to the title track A1: smokin'!
Underrated powerful voice: J.D. Mangrum.

Odd
11-29-2016, 03:07 PM
74763

Featuring: Steve Gadd
Joe Porcaro
Bernard Purdie
Gregg Bissonette
John "JR" Robinson
David Paich
Steve Porcaro
David Garfield
Glenn Hughes
Bobby Kimball
Joseph Williams
Alex Ligertwood
Lenny Castro
Larry Klimas
Walt Fowler
Phil Perry
and many more!

SEAWOLF97
11-29-2016, 05:50 PM
Jennifer Warnes, Shot In The Dark, 1979, Arista Germany, 201 137



Ummm, the cover & label says "Shot through the heart"

SpeakerLabFan
11-29-2016, 06:37 PM
Family - Bandstand
(1972, United Artists)

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SpeakerLabFan
11-29-2016, 07:19 PM
The Tony Rice Unit - Manzanita
(1978, Rounder) Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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tasty bluegrass, this is my favorite of the Tony Rice records I've heard. The playing is tight and they really stretch out. The sound quality is excellent.

SpeakerLabFan
11-29-2016, 07:59 PM
The Kinks - The Live Kinks
(1967, Reprise) -1B/-1C

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Fritz The Cat
11-30-2016, 09:02 AM
Ummm, the cover & label says "Shot through the heart"

Thanks for your alertness. I have revised this error.
Funny.... this was a typical "Freudian slip": i still don't understand the meaning of the cover picture art. I still think it's some kind of a "shot in the dark"......

Fritz The Cat
11-30-2016, 12:29 PM
Family - Bandstand
(1972, United Artists)

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English 1988 reissue. No cut-out gimmix cover. Good dynamics.
Remarkable because of John Wetton's melodious bass playing. He left Family soon after.
Error: "Made in France".

SpeakerLabFan
11-30-2016, 05:31 PM
The Good Old Boys - Pistol Packin' Mama
(1976, Rounder)

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produced by Jerry Garcia.

SpeakerLabFan
11-30-2016, 05:34 PM
English 1988 reissue. No cut-out gimmix cover. Good dynamics.
Remarkable because of John Wetton's melodious bass playing. He left Family soon after.
Error: "Made in France".


:hyp::hyp::hyp::hyp: an interesting record with great playing especially in places where they stretch out.

SpeakerLabFan
11-30-2016, 06:27 PM
Brewer & Shipley - Welcome To Riddle Bridge
(1975, Capitol)


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recorded at Quadrafonic Sound Studios, Nashville with lots of Nashville regulars - Norbert Putnam, Kenny Buttrey, Charley McCoy, David Briggs

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Fritz The Cat
12-01-2016, 11:56 AM
Brewer & Shipley - Welcome To Riddle Bridge
(1975, Capitol)


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recorded at Quadrafonic Sound Studios, Nashville with lots of Nashville regulars - Norbert Putnam, Kenny Buttrey, Charley McCoy, David Briggs

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Let's not forget to mention one of the "Memphis Boys": Reggie Young, guitars. Listen to his guitar playing on track A1
"Commercial success" and (naturally) on Elvis' "From Elvis in Memphis".

Fritz The Cat
12-01-2016, 12:21 PM
He's not a Frank Sinatra, but it's all good clean fun to listen to him and his jazzy/funky musicians. He once was a member of the notorious "New York Dolls":
Buster Poindexter is David Johannsen!
Listen to Brasil carneval rhythms on track B5 "Cannibal" and to the majestic track B6 "Heart of gold".
A lost gem.

Fritz The Cat
12-01-2016, 12:44 PM
Today, the new "Rolling Stones " LP was released in Switzerland. Shall i buy it? Do i need it? Is it possible to live without it further on?
Hey, if you want to listen to some great rockin' rhythm'n'blues with much heavy slide guitar, so put this one on your turntable.
But Jeff Simon is definitively not a Charlie Watts, unfortunately.

Fritz The Cat
12-01-2016, 01:14 PM
In fact this woman is not really happy.
But since 47 years it's me who is happy with this great album of rock and rhythm'n'blues.
Powerful gem. German 1978 reissue with fine dynamics. Good pressing. But it's not the original foldcover.
It's only a simple LP cover, but i will not show to you a picture of backcover, because it is simply dumb.

SpeakerLabFan
12-01-2016, 05:56 PM
Miles Davis - Circle In The Round (Unreleased Recordings 1955-1970)
(1979, Columbia) WLP; -1B / -1B

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listening to sides 3/4.

SpeakerLabFan
12-01-2016, 06:33 PM
Thunderclap Newman - Hollywood Dream
(1970, Track) Monarch symbol + AB in the deadwax, mastered by Al Brown

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well played and fine sounding heavy rock. Also includes some synthesizer. Produced by Pete Townshend gatefold w/ lyrics insert. A terrific bottom end on this pressing.

Fritz The Cat
12-02-2016, 10:31 AM
Superb 1998 US reissue pressing on 180gr Vinyl.
Young Chick Corea, piano.
Attila Zoller, guitar.
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder. Produced by Creed Taylor.
Listen to Chick Corea's composition track B4 "Oran": a modal jazz percussion festival.....

Fritz The Cat
12-02-2016, 10:54 AM
This must have been the power food Carlos Santana prefered in the 50ies. Mambo, Bolero, Cha Cha Cha. Don't forget to dance.
1978 remastered US reissue with sensational dynamics. Listen loud!

Fritz The Cat
12-02-2016, 11:18 AM
Some hot tracks after a sunny but cold November week here in Switzerland.
Remastered 1978 US reissue with good dynamics.
Listen to track A4, Gillespie's "Guarachi Guaro". Smokin'.

Fritz The Cat
12-03-2016, 12:35 AM
:hyp::hyp::hyp::hyp: an interesting record with great playing especially in places where they stretch out.

Stretch out = Improvising? Jamming? Oh, lucky times in those early 70ies for musicians. (Nearly) everything was possible.
Today's music doesn't allow the musicians to stretch out anymore. In fact, music industry is stretching out. Artists don't have the chance anymore to do what they want to do......

Fritz The Cat
12-03-2016, 10:31 AM
First listen to Pink Floyd's "The piper at the gates of dawn". After that, listen to this one: the first album of Alice Cooper is vol.2 of Pink Floyd's debut.
Very much influenced by Frank Zappa, it's a nearly unknown masterpiece of psychedelic music.
Interesting from the point of view of today: Alice Cooper fans didn't like it in the late 60ies because Vincent Furnier hadn't found "his" style already.

Fritz The Cat
12-03-2016, 10:52 AM
A totally weird one. Difficult to cure. In the 70ies this was called progressive rock music.
Listen to track A4 "Below your means": wild thing!
The next big thing for Alice Cooper was "Glam rock" and "Shock rock". The commercial success later was accompanied by Bob Ezrin and heavy alcohol consumption for many years.

Fritz The Cat
12-03-2016, 02:29 PM
US mono reissue. 2001?
Superb pressing on 180gr vinyl.
With Oscar Peterson Trio. Herb Ellis, guitar.
As noted on front cover: "A panoramic true high fidelity record". Yesss, that's true!

SpeakerLabFan
12-03-2016, 07:12 PM
Stretch out = Improvising? Jamming? Oh, lucky times in those early 70ies for musicians. (Nearly) everything was possible.
Today's music doesn't allow the musicians to stretch out anymore. In fact, music industry is stretching out. Artists don't have the chance anymore to do what they want to do......

Agree.

SpeakerLabFan
12-03-2016, 07:13 PM
Larry Coryell - Spaces
(1970, Vanguard Apostolic) -1B/-1B

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first release with Coryell on the cover. killer fusion with John McLaughlin, Chick Corea, Miroslav Vitous, Billy Cobham.

Fritz The Cat
12-04-2016, 04:19 AM
USA reissue of ca. 1995 (?). 180gr Vinyl. Superb pressing and dynamics.
The US vinyl pressings of the 90ies were of much superior quality compared to the European "mass production" of today.
You have to pay attention! "EU-production" is not a sign of quality anymore, because you even don't know the origin country of production (especially Tchechoslowakian pressings). And by the way: "Swiss made" is often not produced anymore in Switzerland exclusively.

SpeakerLabFan
12-06-2016, 10:44 PM
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration
(1976, Island) -1C / -1B; STERLING in the deadwax

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SpeakerLabFan
12-08-2016, 03:47 PM
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - Powerglide
(1972, Columbia) -1B / -1B, Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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tasty. The opening track sounds like a Gram Parson's song.

SpeakerLabFan
12-08-2016, 08:29 PM
Miles Davis - E.S.P.
(1965, Columbia) -1B/-1A machine stamped matrices

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some great personnel: "Herb" Hancock, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, Wayne Shorter.

SpeakerLabFan
12-08-2016, 10:20 PM
Skip Battin - Skip
(1972, Signpost) Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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with Roger McGuinn, Clarence White

SpeakerLabFan
12-08-2016, 11:11 PM
Michael Nesmith And The National Band - Loose Salute
(1970, RCA)

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SpeakerLabFan
12-09-2016, 04:23 PM
John Lennon - Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits
(1975, ADAM VIII)

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SpeakerLabFan
12-09-2016, 06:45 PM
It's A Beautiful Day - self titled
(1969, Columbia) 1985 issue on the San Francisco Sound label

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gatefold cover. great sound quality. Hot Summer Day is a good song for this time of year!

SpeakerLabFan
12-09-2016, 08:27 PM
Various Artists - Sometimes A Great Notion original soundtrack
(1971, Decca)

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No novel may have a more interesting opening passage than "Sometimes a Great Notion," which begins as Ken Kesey tracks the birth of a river:


"Along the western slopes of the Oregon Coastal Range ... come look: the hysterical crashing of tributaries as they merge into the Wakonda Auga River. ... The first little washes flashing like thick rushing winds through sheep sorrel and clover, ghost fern and nettle, sheering, cutting ... forming branches. Then, through bearberry and salmonberry, blueberry and blackberry, the branches crashing into creek, into streams. Finally, in the foothills, through tamarack and sugar pine, sh+ttim bark and silver spruce -- and the green and blue mosaic of Douglas fir -- the actual river falls 500 feet ... and look: opens out upon the fields."

Fritz The Cat
12-10-2016, 01:17 AM
It's A Beautiful Day - self titled
(1969, Columbia) 1985 issue on the San Francisco Sound label

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gatefold cover. great sound quality. Hot Summer Day is a good song for this time of year!

1979 Holland CBS reissue with acceptable dynamics. Holland CBS pressings always were mass produced.
A song that drives shivers down my spine: A4 "Girl with no eyes". A forgotten gem!
Finally listen (once more) to B1 "Bombay calling": Deep Purple borrowed this one for their "Child in time" and didn't give any credits to La Flamme! Beautiful days for Deep Purple: astonishingly there was no juridical "ricochet"......

Fritz The Cat
12-10-2016, 01:59 AM
John Lennon - Sings The Great Rock & Roll Hits
(1975, ADAM VIII)

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1975 USA pressing. Two tracks are missing on the original issues: "Be my baby" and "Angel baby". Because of juridical problems with Phil Spector? Does anybody know, on which vinyl record these 2 Lennon/Spector recordings are appearing?
The front cover foto shows Dr. Winston O'Boogie in the 60ies Hamburg's Star Club times: "You should have been there"!

Fritz The Cat
12-10-2016, 09:29 AM
Greg Lake R.I.P.
This debut of the newly arranged supergroup was produced by Greg Lake.
The only acceptable synthesizer playing in rock music ever (!) by Emerson.
Very good dynamics.
Listen to Greg Lake's vocals on A3 "Knife edge": "Only fear breaks the silence, as we all kneel, pray for guidance".

Fritz The Cat
12-10-2016, 09:54 AM
Fripp, McDonald, Lake, Giles. Who else?
Unmatched milestone.
"I fear tomorrow I'll be crying".

Fritz The Cat
12-10-2016, 10:18 AM
Special edition for Switzerland.
Listen to B3 "I believe in father Christmas". Schön!
And this song drives shivers down my spine: B6 "Show me the way to go home". Adieu Greg!

SpeakerLabFan
12-10-2016, 08:59 PM
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - American Stars 'n Bars
(1977, Reprise)

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

SpeakerLabFan
12-10-2016, 09:44 PM
King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
(1969, Island Records) UK pressing

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RIP Greg Lake

SpeakerLabFan
12-10-2016, 10:25 PM
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus
(1971, Cotillion) Monarch symbol, AT/GP in the deadwax, mastered by George Piros

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RIP Keith Emerson, Greg Lake. My favorite ELP title. Crushing sound quality on this pressing.

SpeakerLabFan
12-11-2016, 01:11 AM
The Seeds - A Web Of Sound
(1966, Crescendo) MONO

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Fritz The Cat
12-11-2016, 01:45 AM

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - American Stars 'n Bars
(1977, Reprise)

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

UK Kinney pressing. Mediocre Sound.
Ugly cover art. Canadian Club=heavy stuff?
Anybody able to explain the meaning of the notice on inner sleeve? "Lyndon Johnson bared his scars. American...stars'n bars." ????

SpeakerLabFan
12-11-2016, 01:56 AM
Henry Cow - s/t
(1973, Virgin) Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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Fritz The Cat
12-11-2016, 02:52 AM
Time for great hymns: Greg Lake together with Gary Moore!
Resulting many unknown melodious hymns for eternity. Tommy Eyre, keyboards.
Listen to B1 "Long Goodbye" with Gary Moore on top of his guitar playing art.
After 35 years we may realize, that Greg Lake had one of the most powerful, but mellow voices in rock music, especially convenient for "hymns".
Clarence Clemmons on track B3 "Someone" with a beautiful saxaphone (sic! credited on inner sleeve!)-solo.
Listen to track B5 "For those who dare" with witty irish influences thanks to Gary Moore. A hymn!
A lost and forgotten gem IMHO.

Fritz The Cat
12-11-2016, 03:45 AM
I like this one because of track A2 "Motor city" and the notice on backcover. There isn't "Datsun" anymore since many years.......
What about Detroit today? Will Trump pimp it up?
The notice on back cover is my life motto:
"Deus, dona mihi serenitatem accipere res quae non possum mutare, fortitudinem mutare res quae possum, atquae sapientiam differentiam cognoscere."
Anybody knows the wise author of this sentence?

Fritz The Cat
12-11-2016, 05:18 AM
Lake is the highlight of this record. Fine song B3 "Step aside".
30 years ago: no Palmer. Emerson mostly was thunder and lightning. Lake was the calm lake.

Fritz The Cat
12-11-2016, 05:21 AM
Henry Cow - s/t
(1973, Virgin) Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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What about this one? Colin Hodgkinson on bass? Interesting....

SpeakerLabFan
12-11-2016, 11:03 AM
Very interesting. Fred Frith guitar. Cambridge avant-rock. unique, hard to describe, worth a listen.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwoJ3-_wZOI

SpeakerLabFan
12-11-2016, 11:07 AM
Norman Blake - Fields Of November
(1974, Flying Fish) MASTERFONICS in the deadwax

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fiddle, mandolin, dobro, some tasty picking here on Blake's 2nd album

Fritz The Cat
12-11-2016, 12:35 PM
Very interesting. Fred Frith guitar. Cambridge avant-rock. unique, hard to describe, worth a listen.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwoJ3-_wZOI

Remembers me a little bit to the sounds of "Colosseum" or "If" in the early seventies. Experimental progressive Jazzrock?

SpeakerLabFan
12-11-2016, 06:53 PM
The Stooges - Funhouse
(1970, Elektra) 2002 Sundazed pressing

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SpeakerLabFan
12-12-2016, 08:26 PM
The Beau Brummels - Best Of The Beau Brummels 1964-1968
(1981, Rhino)

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Fritz The Cat
12-13-2016, 09:47 AM
Fine harmony vocals. Good dynamics on this Kinney 1976 reissue.
40 year old vinyl in perfect condition. Vinyl pressings are nearly undestroyable if you care for them.

Fritz The Cat
12-13-2016, 12:19 PM
Perfect live sound on german 2LP pressing.
Recorded live at the London Hippodrome 25/10/07.
Dave Bronze, bass. Darrin Mooney, drums.
Special guests: Mitch Mitchell & Billy Cox.
Was there ever a better Hendrix live tribute than this one?
Listen to the driving B4 "Fire".

SpeakerLabFan
12-13-2016, 09:32 PM
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
(1974, Columbia) -2E/-2J

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purchased new in '74 or '75, lots of great memories & listening with this record.

Flowers on the hillside, bloomin' crazy,
Crickets talkin' back and forth in rhyme,
Blue river runnin' slow and lazy,
I could stay with you forever
And never realize the time.

Fritz The Cat
12-14-2016, 09:57 AM
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
(1974, Columbia) -2E/-2J

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purchased new in '74 or '75, lots of great memories & listening with this record.

Flowers on the hillside, bloomin' crazy,
Crickets talkin' back and forth in rhyme,
Blue river runnin' slow and lazy,
I could stay with you forever
And never realize the time.


A little bit melancholy, speakerlabfan? Hey, next spring will come soon! While waiting for it, let's have fun with our vinyl treasures as the days get shorter and shorter.

SpeakerLabFan
12-16-2016, 03:45 PM
A little bit melancholy, speakerlabfan? Hey, next spring will come soon! While waiting for it, let's have fun with our vinyl treasures as the days get shorter and shorter.


Good plan. :cheers:

SpeakerLabFan
12-16-2016, 03:45 PM
Frank Wakefield - s/t
(1972, Rounder)

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SpeakerLabFan
12-16-2016, 04:04 PM
Various Artists - Anthology Of The Banjo
(1963, Tradition Everest)

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with David Lindley, Jim McGuinn, Erik Darling, Joe Maphis, Mason Williams

SpeakerLabFan
12-16-2016, 10:33 PM
Charlie Byrd - Christmas Carols For Solo Guitar
(1967, Columbia) XSM -1B/-1B

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recycled picture from 4 years ago. Cover painting: Detail from The Virgin of the Annunciation by Gerard David (d. 1523)

SpeakerLabFan
12-17-2016, 07:06 PM
David Grisman - David Grisman's Acoustic Christmas
(1983, Rounder) Artisan symbol, GFulginiti in the deadwax, mastered by Greg Fulginiti

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w/ Bela Fleck.

SpeakerLabFan
12-17-2016, 09:07 PM
The Band - Stage Fright
(1970, Capitol) STERLING RL in the deadwax; mastered by Robert Ludwig at Sterling Sound

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tasty. I also have an MFSL of this title, have not done a shoot-out.

Fritz The Cat
12-18-2016, 05:00 AM
This is my favorite Christmas vinyl album. Anybody knows a better one?
Listen to Diane Schuur track A4 "The Christmas song".
No, i will not present to you my vinyl issue of Bing Crosby's LP.
PS: Im longing for a Christmas song by Alice Cooper. Hey Alice go for it!

Fritz The Cat
12-18-2016, 05:41 AM
Track A3: composer of "Ave Maria" was Franz Schubert in 1825. He lived in Vienna, Austria. He was a singer and played violin and had composed more than 600 "songs". Schubert died when he was 31 years old because of typhus infection complicated by syphilis. Ave!

Fritz The Cat
12-18-2016, 06:10 AM
Listening to track B4 "No more Christmas blues" by Alan Vega.
All in all this is a disappointing example of Christmas vinyl LP.
Christmas blues.....

Fritz The Cat
12-18-2016, 06:21 AM
Isn't this one the Christmas LP with the most beautiful cover art? Keith Haring 1987.
Listen to one of the most touching Christmas Songs ever: track A5 "Have yourself a merry little Christmas" by Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders.
This is a fine Christmas LP! It rocks the cradle......

SEAWOLF97
12-18-2016, 06:52 PM
.
by some unknown ....Bonnie Jo Mason
but he noticed that it was Phil Spector produced , and on a
label that he'd not seen before (Annette 1000) ....10 cents.

turns out it was .... well here's what the web says

"Cherilyn Sarkisian was born in California in 1946; she was 17 when she first met Salvatore "Sonny" Bono, a songwriter and protégé of producer Phil Spector. Sonny brought her to Spector, who used her as a backup singer and produced one single by her, a novelty Beatles tribute record called "Ringo I Love You" issued under the name Bonnie Jo Mason. It disappeared without a trace, but the couple were undaunted -- they emerged as a duo, initially called Caesar & Cleo, later that year, and cut "The Letter," "Do You Wanna Dance," and "Love Is Strange."

"Sonny introduced Cher to Spector, who used her as a backup singer on many recordings, including the Ronettes' "Be My Baby" and the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'".[14] Spector produced her first single, the commercially unsuccessful "Ringo, I Love You", which Cher recorded under the name Bonnie Jo Mason.[15]"

value is somewhere between 400-1200 :blink:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringo,_I_Love_You

SpeakerLabFan
12-18-2016, 08:02 PM
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - NRPS
(1971, Columbia) Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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executive producers - Phil Lesh, Steve Barncard. w/ Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart

SpeakerLabFan
12-18-2016, 10:28 PM
The Grateful Dead - self titled
(1967, Warner Bros) W 1689 MONO

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recycled picture. an estate sale find from a few years ago.

Fritz The Cat
12-19-2016, 11:18 AM
New Riders Of The Purple Sage - NRPS
(1971, Columbia) Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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executive producers - Phil Lesh, Steve Barncard. w/ Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart

English reissue of the 70ies. Good dynamics.
Found this weekend in Schaffhausen at Bruno's Vinyl Brocki.
Words and music by John Dawson.
Listen to Jerry Garcia playing pedal steel guitar on track A5 "Dirty business".

SpeakerLabFan
12-19-2016, 03:53 PM
The Everly Brothers - EB84
(1984, Mercury) STERLING in the deadwax, mastering credits - George Peckham

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produced by Dave Edmunds. w/ Paul McCartney, Jeff Lynne, Dave Edmunds. Albert Lee.

SpeakerLabFan
12-19-2016, 04:56 PM
Grateful Dead - Reckoning
(1981, Arista) Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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listening to sides 3/4. a terrific live recording - cheapo packaging though for a 2 LP set it's a non-gatefold cover, both records in single cover.

SpeakerLabFan
12-19-2016, 05:27 PM
Grateful Dead - In The Dark
(1987, Arista) MASTERDISK in the deadwax


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Fritz The Cat
12-20-2016, 09:26 AM
Majestic double album. The last studio recordings of BB King.
Produced by T Bone Burnett. Buy every record produced by T Bone Burnett!
Listen to A1 " See that my grave is kept clean". Dr. John piano.

Fritz The Cat
12-20-2016, 09:56 AM
OST. French reissue 1988. Complete recordings. Side 2: all material previously unreleased tracks.
Recorded December 4/5, 1957 at the Poste Parisien in Paris.

Fritz The Cat
12-20-2016, 10:57 AM
​Listen to the most famous "snare shot" at the beginning of "Light my fire". Perfect!

Fritz The Cat
12-20-2016, 11:12 AM
They had no expectations 50 years ago.......$
45rpm Germany.

SpeakerLabFan
12-20-2016, 04:41 PM
Bill Monroe - Bill Monroe's Uncle Pen
(1972, MCA)


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a nice $1 find today.

grumpy
12-21-2016, 07:51 AM
Childhood memories with a side of cheese.
Must have recorded that accordian in a gymnasium. :)

75060

Fritz The Cat
12-21-2016, 09:02 AM
Childhood memories with a side of cheese.
Must have recorded that accordian in a gymnasium. :)

75060
Let it snow, over this one. And wait until spring.......

grumpy
12-21-2016, 11:35 AM
lol... maybe something better (less horrifically nostalgic) will grow in it's place.

nedseg
12-21-2016, 12:34 PM
Just had to share:

Beethoven's Symphony No.9 - Free DL

http://en.rode.com/animaeterna

Definitely ordering the Bluray...

PS. Sounds great on the LSR305s; not too suprising given the monitors used during the recording (see videos).

Happy Happy (ode to) Joy Joy!!

Fritz The Cat
12-21-2016, 01:55 PM
[QUOTE=SpeakerLabFan;400217]The Everly Brothers - EB84
(1984, Mercury) STERLING in the deadwax, mastering credits - George Peckham

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produced by Dave Edmunds. w/ Paul McCartney, Jeff Lynne, Dave Edmunds. Albert Lee.[/QUOT
A wonderful song with a great hookline composed by Paul Mc Cartney is track A1: "On the wings of a nightingale".
Guitars by Albert Lee, Dave Edmunds and Phil Donnelly.

Fritz The Cat
12-21-2016, 02:34 PM
Grateful Dead - Reckoning
(1981, Arista) Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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listening to sides 3/4. a terrific live recording - cheapo packaging though for a 2 LP set it's a non-gatefold cover, both records in single cover.

GD were always (at least) 3 different bands stylistically: The rock band- the country&folk-band- the psychedelic space rock band.
This one captures a live show by the folk band side of GD.
Listen to track D3 "Bird song": a Dead classic. Wonderful excursion into spacey acoustic rock. Magical texture. Features a piano/guitar jam that is in a trademark GD style.
A fine album.
German double LP issue.

SEAWOLF97
12-21-2016, 05:18 PM
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sure is a relief from today's overprocessed gunk

SpeakerLabFan
12-21-2016, 07:56 PM
The New Lost City Ramblers - s/t
(1958, Folkways) MONO

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tasty old-time American string music. Mike Seeger was Pete Seeger's brother.

SpeakerLabFan
12-21-2016, 08:37 PM
Glen Campbell - Christmas With Glen Campbell
(1971, Capitol)

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SpeakerLabFan
12-21-2016, 09:04 PM
Emmylou Harris - Light Of The Stable, The Christmas Album
(1980, Warner Bros)

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

Fritz The Cat
12-22-2016, 10:08 AM
Listen to track B2 "Sentimental Journey". A world wide hit in 1959. Vocals by a film star: Doris Day!
So now it's high time to put away all those heartwarming Christmas albums and to start into this 2016 Christmas weekend with some feetwarming 50ies swing.
Good german pressing.

Fritz The Cat
12-22-2016, 10:46 AM
Orange is a beautiful town in the south of France.
Recorded at Condorcet studio, Toulouse, November 30th, 1971.
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, guitar.
A discovery. Every track of this one is a winner.
Buy every vinyl LP of French Black&Blue label!

Fritz The Cat
12-22-2016, 01:12 PM
Guest appearances by guitarists Gary Moore, Snowy White, Eric Bell, Brian Robertson.
Listen to the guitar jam in track D3 "Still in love with you".
Still in love with this melancholy song.

SpeakerLabFan
12-22-2016, 08:36 PM
Dave Edmunds & Love Sculpture - The Classic Tracks 1968/1972
(1974, One Up/EMI) UK pressing

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a killer compilation LP. enjoying it with a great seasonal ale from Lagunitas - Brown Shugga'

Fritz The Cat
12-23-2016, 10:06 AM
Dave Edmunds & Love Sculpture - The Classic Tracks 1968/1972
(1974, One Up/EMI) UK pressing

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a killer compilation LP. enjoying it with a great seasonal ale from Lagunitas - Brown Shugga'
Hey you rascal you, i hear you rocking....

Fritz The Cat
12-23-2016, 10:46 AM
Double album of the complete work of Love Sculpture and Dave Edmunds.
There is a Lovin' LP and a Rockin' LP. The rockin' sides C and D are by Dave Edmunds.
The lovin' sides A and B are rockin' as much as the rockin' sides C and D do.....

Fritz The Cat
12-23-2016, 11:02 AM
Genya Ravan. A thunderstorm voice. Brass orientated power rock.
As noted on inner fold cover: "Warning: not for easy listening".
By the way: is there any term "Hard listening"????

SpeakerLabFan
12-23-2016, 03:55 PM
Hey you rascal you, i hear you rocking....

:cheers:

SpeakerLabFan
12-23-2016, 03:55 PM
The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers
(1968, Columbia) MONO, -1C / -1C

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Enjoyed a later Chris Hillman record earlier - The Desert Rose Band. continuing here.

SpeakerLabFan
12-23-2016, 07:30 PM
Jerry Jeff Walker - s/t
(1972, Decca) '75 issue on MCA, STERLING LH in the deadwax, mastered by Lee Hulko

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Fritz The Cat
12-24-2016, 01:33 AM
Once more this year has passed unbelievably quickly: so let's listen to track A2 Slim Gaillards "Sighing Boogie".
Guitar, vocals, piano, vibraphone, humor and gags all by Slim Gaillard, Los Angeles 1945.
Musidisc was a very trustworthy french label, but this one is not for HIFI gusto because the tracks were copied from 78rpm Shellacs.
But i ask you:
Does it always have to be in HIFI? Real life isn't/wasn't HIFI too. At least for me. At least partly until today........

Fritz The Cat
12-24-2016, 02:57 AM
Miles smiles while i am preparing the typical swiss Christmas evening dinner: Fondue Chinoise.
Miles smiles because of this curious Chinese-Switzerland connection.
Happy Christmas to everybody on this planet.
Happy Christmas also to Chinese people, though shurely most of them don't know about it.
But some of them know about smiling Miles.
US 1977 stereo reissue with superb dynamics: listen to the clear pacemaking hi-hat played by Tony Williams on track A3 "Footprints".
Deadwax inscription XSM 115748-1G/J

Fritz The Cat
12-24-2016, 01:41 PM
Driving piles in heaven. RIP Rick Parfitt

Fritz The Cat
12-25-2016, 06:50 AM
Promo LP for Montreux Jazz 10-LP-Box.
Listen to track B4 Bill Evans "Midnight mood".

Fritz The Cat
12-25-2016, 01:20 PM
C'est si bon.
A voice for forever. Elle est si bonne, cette voix. Inoubliable.
Listen to track A4 "That lucky old sun". Simply beautiful.
German 1961 mono pressing. 55 years old vinyl.

Fritz The Cat
12-25-2016, 01:56 PM
Smokin' Telecasters. A wild bunch of musicians having big fun playing together in the Track Recorders studio, Silver Spring, Maryland.
Pinetop Perkins, p and voc/ Guitar Jr./ Bob Margolin, g are members of the Muddy Waters Band.
Dave Maxwell is member of The James Cotton Band.
Listen to the Fender Telecaster solo on track A2 "Born in Chicago" played by Jim Thackery.
Superb sound full of power. All winners no fillers.
This one is a forgotten gem. A Diamond.

Fritz The Cat
12-25-2016, 03:23 PM
Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Alabama.
Session musician Eddie Hinton supplied 2 of his songs, some guitar sounds and background vocals.
Listen to track B5 "I wouldn't treat a dog" with fantastic guitar fills and solo.

Fritz The Cat
12-25-2016, 03:41 PM
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York.
You must (!) love this LP, because there's a lot of heart & soul packed into these recordings. But also a lot of fun and humour.
At the time when The J. Geils Band travelled on the commercial ways, The Nighthawks acquired their part.
Listen to the funny swinging track A4 "James' Hawaiian punch".

Fritz The Cat
12-26-2016, 10:18 AM
Eddie Boyd, p/voc together with Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac: John McVie, bass. Mick Fleetwood, drums. Peter Green plays his Gibson Les Paul guitar with greatful sensitivity.
90ies US reissue with very good dynamics.
Lost treasure produced by Mike Vernon.

Fritz The Cat
12-26-2016, 10:38 AM
No german speaking vinyl afficionados on this blog? Hey, there's plenty of interesting Krautrock!

Fritz The Cat
12-26-2016, 10:59 AM
Eddie Boyd was the mentor of Fleetwood Mac. Produced by Mike Vernon. Engineer Gus Dudgeon (Elton John).
John McVie, bass. Aynsley Dunbar, drums. John Mayall, harmonica. Tony McPhee, guitar. I hear them Groundhogs howling.

SpeakerLabFan
12-26-2016, 05:45 PM
John Hartford - Gum Tree Canoe
(1984, Flying Fish) MASTERPHONICS in the deadwax

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nice. w/ Mark O' Connor (local boy, from Snohomish County).

SpeakerLabFan
12-26-2016, 06:04 PM
Greensky Bluegrass - Shouted, Written Down & Quoted
(2016, Big Blue Zoo)

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this record bears repeat spins, great songwriting and playing.

SpeakerLabFan
12-27-2016, 11:40 PM
Keith Richards - Talk Is Cheap
(1988, Virgin) STERLING in the deadwax; mastering by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

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recycled picture from 5 years ago, debut solo LP; with Waddy Watchell, Mick Taylor, Chuck Leavell, Bobby Keys, Ivan Neville, Sarah Dash, Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker. Straightahead rock, and this record sounds better to me than a lot of the Stones 80s output.

SpeakerLabFan
12-28-2016, 12:14 AM
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin
(1969, A&M)

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recycled pictures

SpeakerLabFan
12-28-2016, 01:46 PM
David Grisman - Quintet '80
(1980, Warner Bros) Artisan, Winchester symbols in the deadwax

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SpeakerLabFan
12-28-2016, 03:39 PM
Various - A Bushel Of Five String Banjos
(1971, Hilltop)

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the humble banjo according to music historians was transported to these shores during slavery, by Africans who adopted it from the Arab traders. It mellowed musically, and prospered in the rich soil of the south at first, then moved across this great land with the pioneers westward.

SpeakerLabFan
12-28-2016, 06:27 PM
Dave Edmunds - Closer To The Flame
(1989, Capitol) mastered by Capitol Wally in the deadwax, both sides; mastered by Wally Traugott

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SpeakerLabFan
12-29-2016, 10:50 PM
Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard
(1974, RSO) STERLING in the deadwax

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probably my favorite solo EC record.

SpeakerLabFan
12-29-2016, 11:29 PM
Lucinda Williams - World Without Tears
(2003, Lost Highway)

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listening to record 1

Fritz The Cat
12-30-2016, 05:42 AM
Produced by Chips Moman.
Reggie Young guitars.
Track A6 "Reason to quit".
Track B1 "No reason to quit".

Fritz The Cat
12-30-2016, 10:49 AM
Accordeons, violins, pianos and voices voices voices.
You must love this one too.
Very good German pressing in 180gr vinyl. 2LPs.
Don't forget to dance, it's all good clean fun, a mess of the blues.....

Fritz The Cat
12-30-2016, 11:25 AM
Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard
(1974, RSO) STERLING in the deadwax

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probably my favorite solo EC record.
German pressing. One of my favorites of EC solo LPs.

SpeakerLabFan
12-30-2016, 10:45 PM
Rory Gallagher - Tatoo
(1973, Polydor) -1A/-1A; STERLING RL in the deadwax

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killer LP, Rory at his peak.

Fritz The Cat
12-31-2016, 12:43 AM
My personal favorite EC solo LP.
No gospel. No reggae. No Tom Dowd as producer.
But there is Glyn Johns (he who was next) what meant: no partying, but hard work.
A high point of slowhand's career.

Fritz The Cat
01-01-2017, 11:30 AM
These Contemporary LPs have very good dynamics. Remastered 1990 by Phil De Lancie at Fantasy Studios, Berkley.
Previn p, Manne dr and Mitchell b recorded this one August 24 & 25, 1959.
The front cover is a 1939 painting by Ben Shan and is called "Handball". It is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Fritz The Cat
01-02-2017, 01:51 AM
Rory Gallagher - Tatoo
(1973, Polydor) -1A/-1A; STERLING RL in the deadwax

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killer LP, Rory at his peak.
There are many peaks on Gallagher Mountain!
Excellent quartet with Lou Martin, keyboards.
The front cover art by Robin Lawrie is an unforgettable icon.
Excellent original Austrian pressing by famous "Austro Mechana".
Listen to A4, the swinging "They don't make them like you anymore". And that's a fact.

Fritz The Cat
01-02-2017, 02:23 AM
This is definitively the worst vinyl LP in my collection.
I only grabbed it because of the promising notes on back cover: "Recorded at Electric Lady Studios by Eddie Cramer".
Too many boring four letter words. Still funny after all these years? Some kind of weird cult object in USA?
IMHO abuse of vinyl material......

Fritz The Cat
01-02-2017, 02:40 AM
Another curious one by 2 weird US comedians.
Difficult for German thinking/speaking people.
Difficult for Not Drug Abusers.
Difficult for HIFI fans.
Weird scenes inside the goldmine.......
Vinyl abuse.

SpeakerLabFan
01-02-2017, 11:30 AM
Mannfred Mann - The Mannfred Mann Album
(1964, Ascot) MONO

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SpeakerLabFan
01-02-2017, 12:16 PM
Jimmy Buffett - Living And Dying In 3/4 Time
(1974, ABC)

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SpeakerLabFan
01-02-2017, 12:49 PM
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again
(1967, Atco) -MO

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SpeakerLabFan
01-02-2017, 07:56 PM
Iron Butterfly - Ball
(1969, Atco) -1A / -1C

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IB is all over the map here, mostly heavy organ, guitar, bass. great sound quality.

Fritz The Cat
01-03-2017, 10:44 AM
Produced by Adam Faith.
Big fun at Air Studio for Rory Gallagher, Zoot Money, Ringo Starr, Albert Lee, Peter Banks, Gary Brooker, Ron Wood, Brian May, et al.
Listen to the witty guitar playing on track A1 " Rock Island Line": Rory Gallagher plays all the farm animal tunes!

SpeakerLabFan
01-03-2017, 02:51 PM
Earl Scruggs - His Family And Friends
(1972, Columbia) -1C/-1D

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with Joan Baez, The Byrds, Dylan, Doc Watson. some tracks cut at the homes of Watson and Baez.

SpeakerLabFan
01-03-2017, 03:16 PM
Brinsley Schwarz - Silver Pistol
(1972, United Artists)

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Nick Lowe's band.

SpeakerLabFan
01-03-2017, 04:59 PM
John Prine - Sweet Revenge
(1973, Atlantic) PR / Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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SEAWOLF97
01-03-2017, 05:10 PM
I'm a CCR fan . I think one the best tunes of theirs was not done by the group, but on a solo by John Fogerty. "Change in the Weather" sounds like the group tho. This tune is always on my iPod nano.

Didn't know the long was available on vinyl (just the short version) and today found this - in mint condition :) , by the weight they charged 71 cents :) :)

Short ver on "A" side..long one on "B"

SpeakerLabFan
01-03-2017, 08:03 PM
Gene Clark - White Light
(1971, A&M) Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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a desert island LP. w/ Chris Etheridge, bass; Ben Sidran, piano; Jessie Ed Davis, guitar

Fritz The Cat
01-04-2017, 09:35 AM
John Prine - Sweet Revenge
(1973, Atlantic) PR / Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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​Look at my post of 13. November 2016

SpeakerLabFan
01-04-2017, 08:04 PM
John Phillips - (John, the Wolf King of L.A.)
(1970, ABC Dunhill)

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wonderful record, Phillips has terrific songs with lots to say, and with Elvis' backing band including James Burton and the Wrecking Crew. country flavored folk rock.

SpeakerLabFan
01-04-2017, 09:27 PM
Beau Brummels - Beau Brummels 66
(1966, Warner Bros) MONO

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SpeakerLabFan
01-05-2017, 09:25 PM
T. Rex - T. Rextasy The Best of T.Rex 1970-1973
(1985, Warner Bros)

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SpeakerLabFan
01-06-2017, 01:15 PM
The Sidewalk Singers - Folk Swingin' Harpsichord
(1964, Warner Bros) MONO

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with Glen Campbell, Hal Blaine.

Fritz The Cat
01-06-2017, 02:10 PM
Listen to track A2 "All or nothing": His life motto till the bitter end while he was sleeping in bed with a burning cigarette.
Great voice ready to roll.
Unforgettable.

SpeakerLabFan
01-06-2017, 02:53 PM
David Grisman - Early Dawg
(1980, Sugar Hill)

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Much of this was recorded in March, 1966. dedicated to Frank Wakefield and Ralph Rinzler - two other Mandolin players.

Fritz The Cat
01-06-2017, 03:18 PM
Produced by Joe Boyd.
A surreal parable in song and dance.
Medieval hippie circus. Oh, those early 70ies were so playful......

SpeakerLabFan
01-07-2017, 01:22 PM
The Pentangle - Cruel Sister
(1970, Reprise) -1B/-1A

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SpeakerLabFan
01-07-2017, 01:25 PM
Produced by Joe Boyd.
A surreal parable in song and dance.
Medieval hippie circus. Oh, those early 70ies were so playful......



Joe Boyd needed lots of patience watching ISB going off in these directions. I think he mentions being puzzled in his retrospective book published awhile back - White Bicycles. I have a copy of this record in the queue. I love ISB and I'll reserve judgment until I listen, but this record might have been a bridge too far.

Fritz The Cat
01-08-2017, 03:29 AM
Recorded live at the 1972 New York & Montreux Jazz Festivals.
Interesting especially because of Sonny Sharrock's unobtrusive but efficient live guitar. Listen to his contributions on Miles Davis' "A tribute to Jack Johnson".
Listen to Sharrocks witty and wild solo on track B1 "Memphis Underground".

Fritz The Cat
01-08-2017, 04:02 AM
A typical 80ies downmarket product produced by Tom Dowd.
To much synthesizers, dull songs and la la la melodies.
You listen to this shallow one without participation of heart & soul.
Inside the fire? But no fire inside....

SpeakerLabFan
01-09-2017, 09:14 PM
Argent - self titled
(1969, CBS) UK

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SpeakerLabFan
01-10-2017, 05:08 PM
The Who - A Quick One / The Who Sell Out
(1966, Track) MONO, UK pressing, 2LP Track records 2683 038 issued in 1974

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listening to record 1 - A Quick One.

SEAWOLF97
01-11-2017, 02:02 PM
.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_%26_Lonesome_(The_Rolling_Stones_album)

best album they've done in a long time.

SpeakerLabFan
01-11-2017, 04:16 PM
Various - First Generation Soul
(1969, Buddah)

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SpeakerLabFan
01-11-2017, 04:58 PM
Mike Melvoin - Keys To Your Mind
(1966, Liberty) "Audition Record" on the label

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American jazz pianist, with Hal Blaine and the wrecking crew in the studio. Melvoin was a prolific studio session artist himself, recording with Sinatra, Lennon, The Jackson 5, The Beach Boys. covers of contemporary hits including no less than 5 Lennon & McCartney songs, Summer in the City, & Along Comes Mary.

SpeakerLabFan
01-11-2017, 08:15 PM
Sly And The Family Stone - A Whole New Thing
(1967, Epic) Sundazed reissue

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smoking funk/soul R&B and rock (and other destinations in Sly's head) debut album.

SpeakerLabFan
01-12-2017, 06:52 PM
Terry Reid - s/t
(1969, Epic) -2A/-2A

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Fritz The Cat
01-14-2017, 01:18 AM
The Who - A Quick One / The Who Sell Out
(1966, Track) MONO, UK pressing, 2LP Track records 2683 038 issued in 1974

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listening to record 1 - A Quick One.

2004 stereo reissue on 180gr vinyl. Produced by Kit Lambert in Pye Studios.
Not noted on red label is track B5: "Happy Jack". The original US issue included 6 tracks in true stereo. The rest were in reprocessed fake stereo and included "Happy Jack" instead of "Heatwave".
Listen to Pete's first rock opera B4 "A quick one" singing "cello-cello-cello-cello....." in the intro of "You are forgiven" because Kit Lambert couldn't afford any cello players. Because it had to be a quick one......

Fritz The Cat
01-14-2017, 01:51 AM
Double album on 180gr vinyl. Live at the BBC.
Listen to track C5 "A quick one": also on this version, recorded at De Lane Lea Studios, they had to sing the cello parts by themselves.
Also at the Beeb the cello players avoided to play together with four chaotic rock musicians who mostly destroyed their instruments.
Listen to the powerful version of "The seeker" track D1.
This one is unavoidable for Who fans of My Generation, shakin' all over anyway, anyhow, anywhere....
Long live rock!

Fritz The Cat
01-14-2017, 02:14 AM
(Once again) comparing vinyl and CD.
Mastered by Glenn Meadows at Masterfonics using the JVC Digital Audio Mastering System.
Concentrating on the voice of Nancy: No chance for this CD.
The vinyl sound of the voice is far more warmer and the dynamics are much more extensive.
Recorded live August 19th and 20th, 1988, at Anderson Fair, Houston, Texas.

Fritz The Cat
01-14-2017, 03:20 AM
Bela Fleck banjo, John Jarvis keyboards, Rick Marotta, drums.
Listen to John Stewart singing duet and playing lead guitar on track B5 "Sweet dreams will come". Beautiful.
Look at front cover: Lp's of John Stewart and Everly Brothers are shown on the window sill!

Fritz The Cat
01-14-2017, 05:06 AM
Performing compositions and arrangements of Thad Jones.
This recording was mastered using the Soundstream Digital Recording System.
Superb German pressing.

Fritz The Cat
01-14-2017, 10:52 AM
Deep beautiful winter here in eastern part of Switzerland. So it's the right time for the wolves to howl.
Still a magical song after so many years: track A2 "Hush".
This one is a very good English 1987 reissue.
Listen to the organ of Jon Lord on all tracks, especially the jazzy parts in "Mandrake Root" track B1!
Who was the leading wolf of Deep Purple Mark 1, 2 and 3?
Beautiful alternative cover art with the rising sun and the rising Fender Stratocaster by Steve Newport EMI Design.

Fritz The Cat
01-14-2017, 12:54 PM
​Once again, concerning "dedicated to ...and Ravel".
Did you check where the Bolero is on this LP?
Listen to track B4 "Hey Joe". Thanks to Maurice Ravel!

SpeakerLabFan
01-15-2017, 12:35 AM
The Horace Silver Quintet - Doin' The Thing At The Village Gate
(1961, Blue Note) MONO; 1963 pressing w/ NY, USA on label

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Fritz The Cat
01-15-2017, 04:27 AM
The italian voice and face of the 70ies. It's not the "Sound di verita" (track B1) because of too much synthesizer abuse.

SpeakerLabFan
01-15-2017, 01:59 PM
Kenny Baker - Plays Bill Monroe
(1976, County)

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smoking bluegrass with Bill Monroe in the lineup on mandolin.

Fritz The Cat
01-16-2017, 04:54 AM
Problems?
With your musicians in the studio? No!
With your wife? No! She looks nice.
With your glass of wine you will not share with your wife?
Totally depressive kind of music. Not my piece of cake!

Fritz The Cat
01-16-2017, 11:12 AM
Underrated.
Listen to track A2 "I want you" and A4 "Queen Jane approximately": still very beautiful songs after all these years.
Cover art by Rick Griffin. Skull and roses with mouth-harmonica. Great! I like it.

Fritz The Cat
01-17-2017, 11:15 AM
2008 live reissue. 2LPs on 180gr vinyl.
Great Flying-V Gibson guitar work by German Michael Schenker, younger brother of Scorpions guitarist Rudolf Schenker.

Fritz The Cat
01-18-2017, 01:33 PM
Faces - Long Player
(1971, Warner Bros) Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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a 38cent pickup today. cleaned up well, playing nicely.

Recorded by Dave Palmer with Electric Lady Mobile Recording Unit and by Martin Birch with Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Unit (tracks A1,A2).
Track B2 was recorded with Revox "spare room unit" as noted on back cover: "On the beach". Listen to this funny junk.

Fritz The Cat
01-18-2017, 02:08 PM
Americana from Australia. Good English pressing with superb dynamics.
The title is a reference to the 1967 science fiction film "Mars needs women".
Don't look too far: In fact Australia needs more guitars like these.
Listen to track B1 "Hayride to hell".
Funny and whimsical.

SpeakerLabFan
01-18-2017, 07:45 PM
Bill Evans Jim Hall - Undercurrent
(1962, United Artists Jazz) -1A/-1A

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bldozier
01-19-2017, 07:23 AM
George benson - masquerade
midnight Starr - wet my whistle

Fritz The Cat
01-19-2017, 12:13 PM
Produced by Creed Taylor.
Listen to track B3 "Soft winds".
Beautiful. Soulful.

SpeakerLabFan
01-19-2017, 04:37 PM
Miroslav Vitous - Magical Shepard
(1976, Warner Bros) -1A / -1B

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w/ Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, Airto.

SpeakerLabFan
01-19-2017, 05:29 PM
Jerry Jeff Walker - Ridin' High
(1975, MCA) FW NYC in the deadwax, mastered at Frankford Wayne, NYC

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"Texas country drunk n' roll"

Fritz The Cat
01-20-2017, 01:18 PM
Drunk'n'roll? Why?

SpeakerLabFan
01-20-2017, 05:40 PM
Drunk'n'roll? Why?

I agree with the allmusic review impressions:

The album feels like a solid stream of hippie cowboy music fed by cold Lone Star, lots of pot, and the occasional line. To listen closely is to miss the point. This is an album to be experienced with the senses, entering into the free flow of Walker (http://www.allmusic.com/artist/walker-mn0000845468)'s good-time world even for the 40 minutes it takes to listen to the album. But that's far better than nothin', ain't it?

SpeakerLabFan
01-20-2017, 05:41 PM
Michael Doucet & Cajun Brew - s/t
(1988, Rounder)

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with Richard Thompson on electric guitar, and he also contributes Liner Notes.

Fritz The Cat
01-21-2017, 02:26 AM
Swiss made pressing.
Recorded for King Jazz Records in New York and Chicago, July-December 1945.
Sidney Bechet on soprano sax. Sammy Price piano. Oran "Lips" Page and Wesley "Sox" Wilson (superb!) vocals.
Interesting because Sidney Bechet does not play clarinette as usual.
Listen to bass playing by George "Pops" Foster on track A7 "Funky Butt".

Fritz The Cat
01-21-2017, 03:23 AM
Swiss made pressing.
Listen to these 3 great Blues singers on this one:
1.) Wesley "Sox" Wilson eschews exaggerated vocal expressiveness in favour of clear and precise diction (cit. notice by Humphrey Lyttleton on inner fold cover). Listen to her on tracks A4 "Evil Gal Blues" and B5 "Groovin' The Minor".
2.) New Orleans born Pleasant Joe's trademark was a voice full of rough dissonance and frequently punctuated by the gasp, half chuckle and half sob (cit. dito). Listen to him on track B6 "Levee Blues".
3.) Oran "Hot Lips" Page was a genuine blues singer who expressed his own thoughts without reference to any formal lyric. Listen to his across-the-beat phrasing on track B2 "Blood on the moon"(cit. dito).

Fritz The Cat
01-22-2017, 02:11 AM
33 or 45 rpm? This is the question.
Interesting comparison: side A plays in 33rpm, B in 45rpm. All compositions by Frank Egli, kb. Fantastic dynamics.
Swiss JazzRock, recorded Jan. 1983 at Magnetix Studio, Küsnacht, Switzerland. They still are on the road with "Sofa reloaded 2016".
My choice is 45!

Fritz The Cat
01-22-2017, 03:19 AM
Ecuador-Switzerland connection, rich in variety.
Listen to superb guitar playing/flutes/vocals and rock music rhythms.
Very interesting influences of 45 years of rock/latinrock/jazzrock/cantautore rock and many many Jethro Tull reminiscences.
A characteristic powerful voice. Superb dynamics.
No vinyl available?

Fritz The Cat
01-22-2017, 05:18 AM
Recorded 1984 at Magnetix Studio, Küsnacht, Switzerland.
Notice on back cover: Thanks to our psychiatrist who saved us from further mental disaster....
Let the music speak! You don't need any help by psychiatrists. Listen to this one....

Fritz The Cat
01-22-2017, 10:01 AM
Swiss JazzRock recorded 1985 at Artag Studio, Zürich.
Superb sax by Florian Egli.

Fritz The Cat
01-22-2017, 11:07 AM
2 LP. Recorded live in California 1983. Listen to C3 "Slat Key Soquel Rag".

SpeakerLabFan
01-23-2017, 07:55 PM
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Bossa Nova USA
(1963, Columbia) MONO, WLP -1F / -1E

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Nice mellow Brubeck and Paul Desmond for a Monday.

Fritz The Cat
01-24-2017, 04:42 AM
Back to the roots. No more keep on running.
Some calm folky bluesy tunes.
Listen to Barney Kessels guitar on track A4 "Balkan Blues" with many many wild violins.

Fritz The Cat
01-24-2017, 11:11 AM
US reissue of a year nobody knows, probably 70ies. Deadwax inscription: ST-A-59 192-T sf/atl
Very good dynamics.
The 4 musicians on front cover foto are not very amused because they all had to put on the same ties and jackets.

SpeakerLabFan
01-25-2017, 05:43 PM
The Allman Brothers Band - Idlewild South
(1970, Atco) Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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RIP Butch Trucks

Fritz The Cat
01-27-2017, 02:47 PM
Listen to the precise bass playing on 13:49 hypnotic funk-dance-kick title A2 "Masterpiece".
All tracks written and produced by Norman Whitfield: this one is his masterpiece indeed.
The slow funk "Ma" B1 was the title track on Rare Earth's 1973 LP.

Fritz The Cat
01-27-2017, 03:30 PM
Superb guitar work by Vinnie Moore.
Listen to his powerful slide guitar playing on track A5 "Rock ready".
A strong album all in all with dainty cover art.

Fritz The Cat
01-28-2017, 01:56 PM
Strong guitars. Weak vocals. Somewhat lack of conceptions and waste of talents. Katzenjammer.

Fritz The Cat
01-29-2017, 02:25 AM
Recorded at Alpha Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, August 1987.
This one is smokin' since 30 years. Listen to track A3 "Highway 49" remembering early Fleetwood Mac records.
Notice on back cover: This album is dedicated to the memory of A-NO1. A-NO 1????

Fritz The Cat
01-29-2017, 03:19 AM
Groovin' and drivin' to the maximum.
Interesting guitar players on this one: Sides A/B: George Freeman & John Thomas, side C: Lawrence Frazier, side D: Thornel Schwartz.
Listen to Lawrence Frazier on track C2 "Tiki".
Only killers no fillers on this one.
While preparing "Spaghetti Carbonara": Big fun and bright sunshine today here in Switzerland.

Fritz The Cat
01-30-2017, 05:02 AM
Pure white blues. Reduced to the maximum: vocals plus National steel guitar. Totally NON commercial PYE recordings!
A rare one.

Fritz The Cat
01-30-2017, 10:52 AM
They are the native sons of some rare Byrds.
So let's ring the 12 string Rickenbacker: Listen to track A3 "Ivory Tower"!

Fritz The Cat
01-30-2017, 11:08 AM
"Uncle Sam Blues" track A3......
Live at the New Orleans House, Berkley

Fritz The Cat
01-31-2017, 03:13 AM
Concerning my last post "Uncle Sam Blues": this one was rather prophetic.
The eagle presents his sharp claws that Europe has to respect.
There is a harsh heavy metal rocking American side 1 and a melodious soft country rocking European Side 2.
American side: "Fearless Leader", "Breakout", "Skull And Crossbones"......
European side: "Rude Reaction", "Mon Ami", "Calling You", "This is the end".......
Which one is the better choice? The fearless leader or mon ami? Anybody knows? Time will tell?

Fritz The Cat
01-31-2017, 05:11 AM
Compilation of her greatest songs 1961-1964.
50 years old superb English CBS pressing. Look at the traces on the label: this one was thrown onto the turntable many times by some shaky listener's hands.
Let's take a look and listen! And shake it!

Fritz The Cat
01-31-2017, 11:58 AM
Produced by George Martin.
Hey, these 4 fellows were still in their 20ies at this time!!! Great musicians!
Funny times then. Lucy in the sky was perfect.....
Look at the LEGO ship you are able to buy and put these tiny LEGO pieces together. Anybody knows "LEGO" in USA?

SpeakerLabFan
01-31-2017, 02:29 PM
Bob Dylan - s/t
(1962, Columbia) MONO

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SpeakerLabFan
01-31-2017, 05:28 PM
Faces - Long Player
(1971, Warner Bros) WLP, Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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SpeakerLabFan
01-31-2017, 06:27 PM
The Rolling Stones - More Hot Rocks (big hits & fazed cookies)
(1972, London) STERLING LH in the deadwax; mastered by Lee Hulko at Sterling Sound

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Listening to side 3 which is true stereo; sides 1 & 4 are fake stereo/re-channeled.

Fritz The Cat
02-02-2017, 10:52 AM
That's why we Europeans still love America although there's a serious political turning point in these days:
Let's listen to Rory's Turning Point, especially track B6 "Tomorrow".
Full of beauty and prophecy.