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Fritz The Cat
02-02-2017, 12:18 PM
Found today at my favorite local record shop BRO Records St. Gallen. Something very special. Supergroup with Mick Rogers guitar (Manfred Mann's Earthband), Jack Lancaster sax, keyboards etc.(Blodwyn Pig), Clive Bunker drums (Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig, Steve Hillage) and John G. Perry bass (Caravan).
First class progressive rock with superb vocals. No fillers all winners. In fact it was not the right time for this one in 1979.
English Harvest pressing with superb dynamics.
A lost gem, thanx to Alex!

SpeakerLabFan
02-02-2017, 07:01 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
02-04-2017, 01:40 AM
Concerning my last post "Aviator":
Let's take a trip to mars with Jack Lancaster (Blodwyn Pig, Mick Abrahams Band), Robin Lumley (Brand X, Rod Argent, Anthony Phillips).
Powerful drumming by Phil Collins. Fine guitar work by John Goodsall (Brand X, Atomic Rooster).
An epic work. A forgotten progrock gem.
Listen to track A6 "Olympus Mons" with notice on back cover: "One of the largest volcanoes on mars "Olympus Mons" is 25 kilometers high.....

Fritz The Cat
02-04-2017, 02:26 AM
Great animalistic fun at Trident Studios, London.
Stephane Grappelli, violin, is the cat (tracks A7, A10, B3).
This LP shows once again what great drummer Phil Collins was....
United here are all these superb guitar players: Garry (sic!) Moore, John Goodsall, Chris Spedding, Alvin Lee.
Funny progrock gem, based on Russian composer Serge Prokofiev's work.
Listen to Gary Moore on track B8 playing crybabywahwah-pedal-guitar in Prokofiev tune "Duck Escape".
With such a beautiful booklet as it was usual for seventies' LPs!

Fritz The Cat
02-04-2017, 02:57 AM
Interesting discovery: Alvin Lee duelling with Stephane Grappelli.
Everything was possible in the 70ies, at least musically.
On 1975 album "Peter and the wolf" by Jack Lancaster & Robin Lumley: track A7, Serge Prokofiev's tune "Cat Dance", shows Alvin Lee playing a funny furious duet with Stephane Grappelli.
Nearly unbelievable.

Fritz The Cat
02-04-2017, 03:27 AM
Interesting collection: "The story of folk into rock".
4 Lps and a beautiful booklet with comprehensive infos in a box.
The booklet introduces with the following quotation: "Music is the electric soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents"-Ludwig Van Beethoven.
He was right?
Listen to Lp 2 track A3 Mingus' "Better git it in your soul" by Davey Graham 1965.
Music history!

rusty jefferson
02-04-2017, 04:26 PM
Was hoping to have this in honor of page 600, but it just came today. The cd that started this thread. Lily was here. Is the OP MikeM still with us?

75880

Fritz The Cat
02-05-2017, 05:45 AM
Joe Bonamassa is the man, who is able to collect and to play all these fancy guitars. Guitar models history!
Perfect fun with the songs of the 3 Blues Kings Freddie, Albert and BB.
Fantastic production, pressing on 180gr LPs and dynamics.
One for the desert island.

Fritz The Cat
02-05-2017, 05:48 AM
Will there exist current and hifi equipment on desert island?

Fritz The Cat
02-05-2017, 11:27 AM
Listen to track B3, Charles Mingus' "Better git it in your soul" as the handclapping break in the middle of the track lifts off like a rocket.
It's simple handclapping!
But it sounds great.

Fritz The Cat
02-06-2017, 12:36 PM
Big fun down in the jungle room. Recorded February 2-8 1976/October 29-30 1976 by RCA Mobile Unit at Graceland.
Fine guitars by James Burton et al. and a great warm ripe and........... unique voice.
Superb mastering of newly mixed outtakes.
Superb dynamics on these two 140gr vinyl pressings.
40 years have passed since these recordings.
Exile on lonely street.......

SpeakerLabFan
02-06-2017, 05:27 PM
XTC - Black Sea
(1980, Geffen)

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SpeakerLabFan
02-06-2017, 06:33 PM
David Bromberg - Wanted Dead Or Alive
(1973, Columbia) -1A/-1A; Canadian pressing


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with Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Tracy Nelson, Bill Kreutzmann, and George Harrison on The Holdup

Fritz The Cat
02-07-2017, 12:16 PM
Track B5 "Nobody's fault but mine": Compare this track with the version Led Zeppelin made: which one do you like better?
This album has a strong horn section produced by Jim Price.

Fritz The Cat
02-07-2017, 12:48 PM
Big fat orchestra (Burt Rhodes) for a fantastic great voice.
This diamond is forever.

SpeakerLabFan
02-07-2017, 08:39 PM
Interesting collection: "The story of folk into rock".
4 Lps and a beautiful booklet with comprehensive infos in a box.
The booklet introduces with the following quotation: "Music is the electric soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents"-Ludwig Van Beethoven.
He was right?
Listen to Lp 2 track A3 Mingus' "Better git it in your soul" by Davey Graham 1965.
Music history!


wow, no kidding music history. Davey Graham inspired Bert Jansch and others in GB. cool info and posts.

SpeakerLabFan
02-07-2017, 08:40 PM
Terje Rypdal - Whenever I Seem To Be Far Away
(1974, ECM)

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intense

bldozier
02-09-2017, 12:42 AM
Steely dan - peg

Fritz The Cat
02-10-2017, 09:41 AM
The complete 1972 BBC concert on 180gr vinyl.
Originally recorded at Paris Theatre on Regent Street in London for the BBC's "Sound of the seventies" radio programme on 9th March 1972.
Listen to the ingenious guitar solo intro of "Strange kind of woman". Difficult to play....
On bonus 7" single: interesting soundcheck version of "Maybe I'm a Leo", but the highlight is "Lazy"!

SpeakerLabFan
02-12-2017, 09:15 PM
Johnny Cash - Sunday Morning Coming Down
(1973, Columbia) -1B/-1A

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SpeakerLabFan
02-12-2017, 10:03 PM
Miles Davis - Saturday Night at the Blackhawk, Vol. II
(1961, Columbia) LE 10076; early 70s reissue

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SpeakerLabFan
02-12-2017, 10:34 PM
Gene Clark - No Other
(1974, Asylum) WLP;* A1/B1* & ESR in the deadwax, mastered at Elektra Sound Recorders


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Fritz The Cat
02-13-2017, 03:24 AM
Listen to A4 "Flamingo", Earl's biggest hit. It reached No 1 on Billboard's R'n'B charts and lasted for 20 weeks beginning in November 1951.
Great saxophonist!

Fritz The Cat
02-13-2017, 01:28 PM
PFM is the italian progrock group Premiata Forneria Marconi.
Recorded live at the Convocation Hall, Toronto University on August 22nd and at the Schaefer Central Park Music Festival, New York on August 31st, 1974.
There was a very interesting progrock scene in Italy in the 70ies.
Here is the possibility to compare a German pressing to a US pressing of this diabolic Italian special menu of snake cooking.

Fritz The Cat
02-14-2017, 02:09 PM
Happy Valentine's day with this one: 50th anniversary US issue in red vinyl.
Acceptable dynamics.

SpeakerLabFan
02-14-2017, 06:31 PM
The Miles Davis Septet and Quintet - Miles At Newport
(1967, Columbia) 1973 reissue; Holland pressing Orange CBS label

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SpeakerLabFan
02-14-2017, 06:52 PM
Fraser & Debolt - Fraser & Debolt With Ian Guenther
(1970, Columbia)

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recycled picture, I found this in a thrift store about 6 years ago. from wiki -

In reviewing this release, Mark Allan, of Allmusic, commented that "One of the many sad secrets of the popular music business is the way this little gem languished in obscurity. It should have been heard by millions, but disappeared at the height of psychedelia. Two years later, The Band found an audience with haunting tales of bygone rustic North American life with their seminal, self-titled second album. Widespread acclaim eluded the earlier outing by this unheralded Canadian trio. The songs, most written independently by Daisy DeBolt or Allan Fraser, are poetic."[2]

bldozier
02-15-2017, 05:44 PM
Todd Rundgren - tiny demons

SpeakerLabFan
02-15-2017, 06:28 PM
Funkadelic - s/t
(1970, Westbound) -1C/-1C

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recycled picture from a couple of years ago when I was using a loaner Rega RP8 TT

Fritz The Cat
02-16-2017, 12:51 PM
Look at the fancy guitar on the label: it's the famous Hoefner Club 50 guitar played as Club 40 model by John Lennon in his early days as member of "The Silver Beatles".
Listen to the sax solo by Chris White and the powerful backing vocals on track B5 "Atlantic Monday", recorded live at Abbey Road.
Produced and engineered by Geoff Emerick.

Fritz The Cat
02-18-2017, 10:47 AM
Superb dynamics on famous German Harvest pressing.
Interesting Krauts-Prog-Rock, produced in Cologne, Germany.
Eloy with Frank Bornemann still is active in music business and also plays live concerts in 2017!!!
40 years old vinyl that shows a plenty of power and passion!

Fritz The Cat
02-19-2017, 02:31 AM
While preparing selfmade spaghetti by using the PastaMatic machine: listening to this retrospective including unreleased material. Music history!
One part of the spaghetti is made with eggs, the second one only with water. So let's taste the difference....... Gastronomy history!

LowPhreak
02-19-2017, 06:52 AM
Lots of good ones here, Fritz, and many I've lost track of but are great to see again. Some duds and strange ones but that's the fun.


:applaud:

Fritz The Cat
02-19-2017, 10:19 AM
It was 40 years ago today when captain Weller told the band to play.......
The exuberant substitute for the tired WHO.
Listen to driving track A4 "I got by in time".

SpeakerLabFan
02-19-2017, 02:56 PM
Neil Young - Time Fades Away
(1973, Reprise) -1A/-1B

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SpeakerLabFan
02-19-2017, 03:59 PM
Rare Bird - Epic Forest
(1972, Polydor) -1C/-1C; Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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Fritz The Cat
02-20-2017, 01:38 AM
One of the finest hours of prog-jazz-rock:
6 panel fold out gimmick cover. Original famous vertigo label.
Listen to hypnotic jazzy jam on track B2 Barazinbar.
Those were the times for creative heads in music history, wasn't it?

Fritz The Cat
02-20-2017, 09:38 AM
This woman can play the blues and the guitar!
Listen to track B3 Buddy Boy Hawkins' "Hawkins Blues".

SpeakerLabFan
02-20-2017, 04:04 PM
Curtis Mayfield - Roots
(1971, Curtom)

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Fritz The Cat
02-25-2017, 01:54 AM
Big orchestra for Hilde.
Live recording with German Orchestra Kurt Edelhagen. Edelhagen was the "Jazzprofessor" of the "Staatliche Musikhochschule Köln" 1958-1963.
Hildegard Knef was the "female Sinatra" of Germany.
Big voice-great songs! Spotlight on the selfmade impressive lyrics in swinging compositions.
Listen to track B2 "Die Welt ging unter am Zürichsee bei 30 Grad im Schatten" on this superb pressing.
Don't forget one of the most characteristic German female voices ever: "Das Glück ist eine Frage der Bescheidenheit"......, isn't it?

Fritz The Cat
02-25-2017, 06:17 AM
​A discovery. Humorous gipsy-cowboy-jazz. Reissue 1980.
The funniest tracks are "O'Reilly at the bar" and "Skippy's farewell". In a world where mediocrity is rampant, Dan Hicks has style. And of course there are the constantly cruising "Lickettes", what a name, too much! (Cit: Ben Sidran on back cover notice).
Produced by Tommy LiPuma. Engineered by Bruce Botnick at Sunset Sound, L.A.

LowPhreak
02-25-2017, 02:53 PM
Lol at the listing on Marscape album of Phil Collins as "Philip Collins". I can imagine Phil doing one of his weird faces as he says, "It's Philip to you now, mister..." :thmbsup:

Fritz The Cat
02-26-2017, 11:29 AM
Cit. notice on back cover: The original "Black charts", the "Harlem Hitparade" in early 1940's developed into the Top 15 of the "Race Records".
On June 17, 1949 a new name was coined: Rhythm And Blues (R&B).
From 1956-1963 Elvis had 28 Songs in it, all together it came to 227 weeks. 4 songs reached number 1.
In 1969 there was another change of name: "Soul Charts".
Listen to track A6 "Reconsider Baby": Boots Randolph plays 2 sax-solos in a row, a praiseworthy exception in Elvis-Songs.
Elvis never forgot the blues.......

SpeakerLabFan
02-26-2017, 12:20 PM
Paul Motian Trio - It Should've Happened A Long Time Ago
(1984, ECM) W. German pressing

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with Bill Frisell

SpeakerLabFan
02-26-2017, 12:41 PM
Larry Coryell - Return
(1979, Vanguard) WLP -1B/-1A

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the usual smoking guitar playing from Coryell, accompanied by the Brubeck sons on piano, bass and drums.

SpeakerLabFan
02-26-2017, 01:30 PM
Levon Helm - s/t
(1982, Capitol) STERLING in the deadwax

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recorded at Muscle Shoals, AL.

SpeakerLabFan
02-26-2017, 02:23 PM
Mike Auldridge - Dobro
(1972, Takoma/Devi)

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w/ David Bromberg, Vassar Clements, Ben Eldridge. Liner notes by Norman Blake

SpeakerLabFan
02-26-2017, 02:59 PM
Steppenwolf - The Second
(1968, ABC Dunhill) UK pressing on EMI Stateside

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don't be such an Ass, Sam.

SpeakerLabFan
02-26-2017, 05:01 PM
Supertramp - Crime Of The Century
(1974, A&M) '78 MSFL mastered by Stan Ricker


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SpeakerLabFan
02-27-2017, 09:34 PM
Keola Beamer - Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar In The Real Old Style
(1972, Music Of Polynesia)

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I'm off on vacation tomorrow, will be away from the turntable for a week but I'm bringing some portable tunes, headphones and a USB headphone amp.

Fritz The Cat
02-28-2017, 02:23 AM
1987 mono reissue. Very good US pressing.
A unique colorful voice with a wingspan of some octaves. Arranged by Billy May. All compositions by Moises Vivanco.
Don't forget to dance......

Fritz The Cat
02-28-2017, 10:53 AM
Recorded live at Reading Festival August 1983.
Listen to track B1 "A night in the life of a blues singer".
Less than 3 years after this recording was made, Phil Lynott died.
Emerald.....

Fritz The Cat
02-28-2017, 12:20 PM
Superb guitar tunes:
Gabor Szabo, guitar
Larry Coryell, guitar R.I.P
Listen to track B4 "Larry of Arabia", probably Larry Coryell's first recordings 1966.

Fritz The Cat
03-02-2017, 10:57 AM
Produced by Johnny Pate at T.T.G. Sound Studios, Hollywood Calif.
Great hammond groovin' with brass and voice by J.S.
Listen to the Archie's hit "Sugar Sugar" track B4 and Eric Burdon & War's 1970 hit "Spill the wine" B2.
Who plays the guitar on this one, anybody knows?? Sounds like John Tropea....

Fritz The Cat
03-03-2017, 09:49 AM
Beer o' clock tunes from an extraordinary voice. A funny one.
Bela Fleck, banjo.

Fritz The Cat
03-04-2017, 03:33 AM
This album was recorded live two-track, no overdubs, December 9,10,11, 1977 & January 3, 1978 at Pecan Street Studios, Austin, Texas.
1986 US Philo/Rounder reissue with different cover art.
Very good dynamics.

Fritz The Cat
03-10-2017, 02:16 PM
The best vocals ever for Black Sabbath were contributed by Ronnie James Dio.
Underrated.
Very good England pressing. Listen to epic title A4 "Heaven And Hell".
Dynamics? Not necessary......

SpeakerLabFan
03-10-2017, 05:48 PM
Megan McDonough - In The Megan Manner
(1971, Wooden Nickel) -1s / -1s; promo stickered cover

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with a young Larry Carlton, guitar; Sneaky Pete Kleinow, steel guitar. as suggested by the album art this is sensitive folk psych songwriting. recorded in Torrance, California. didn't expect string arrangements on some of the tracks, and didn't expect her beautiful singing voice. nice stuff. this LP must have been pressed by RCA - it's dynaflex light and flexible.

SpeakerLabFan
03-10-2017, 06:12 PM
Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
(1970, Warner Bros) -1B/-1A

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SpeakerLabFan
03-10-2017, 08:31 PM
The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies
(1971, RCA)


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Fritz The Cat
03-11-2017, 10:20 AM
The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies
(1971, RCA)

Same US Dynaflex pressing as shown here. Minor dynamics. The weight of the vinyl is only 93 gr. That's why most Dynaflex pressings have bumps. Didn't RCA realize this problem? Deadwax inscription: APRS 5984 2S. What about your issue?
Dynaflex vinyl with bumps only for the European market? No, this is Schizophrenia, because European music market wasn't an insignificant market at all, isn't it?????
There ain't no cure for Schizophrenia disease. The Kinks knew it. So listen to track A2 "Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues".
Does humor belong in music? Yessssss! Thanks to the Kinks. Life is easy......


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Dynaflex: a success story?

SpeakerLabFan
03-11-2017, 12:30 PM
Eric Anderson - s/t
(1970, Warner Bros) -1D/-1C

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recorded in Nashville

SpeakerLabFan
03-11-2017, 01:01 PM
High Country - s/t
(1971, Raccoon/WB) -1B/-1B Artisan symbol

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SpeakerLabFan
03-11-2017, 02:25 PM
Bill Monroe - Bluegrass Special
(1962, Decca)

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your love is colder than a foggy river
flowing over a heart of stone

SpeakerLabFan
03-11-2017, 03:20 PM
The Turtles - The Turtles Present The Battle Of The Bands
(1968, White Whale) Rhino issue from '86; kdisk

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SpeakerLabFan
03-11-2017, 07:44 PM
Faces - Snakes And Ladders / Best Of The Faces
(1976, Warner Bros)

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It might get loud here.

I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was younger.
I wish that I knew what know now
When I was stronger

SpeakerLabFan
03-11-2017, 10:47 PM
Sandy Denny - The North Star Grassman And The Ravens
(1971, A&M) STERLING GF in the deadwax; mastered by Greg Fulginiti at Sterling Sound

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so nice, with unmistakable tasty lead guitar from Richard Thompson and John Wood production


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Fritz The Cat
03-13-2017, 01:49 PM
1985 US pressing by Philo records.
A voice pure and powerful as a mountain creek in spring.
Big boots.......

SpeakerLabFan
03-13-2017, 06:33 PM
Jack Nitzsche - St. Giles Cripplegate
(1972, Reprise) WLP

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SpeakerLabFan
03-14-2017, 07:25 PM
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Burrito Deluxe
(1970, A&M) Monarch symbol

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SpeakerLabFan
03-14-2017, 08:48 PM
Rory Gallagher - Against The Grain
(1975, Chrysalis) PROMOTION stamped label/cover

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Fritz The Cat
03-16-2017, 12:16 PM
We had a beautiful warm sunny day today here in Switzerland: we did really fall into spring.....
Listen to guitar playing by Dean Parks and track B6 the Charlie Rich song "I feel like going home"!

SpeakerLabFan
03-18-2017, 01:40 PM
Norman Blake - The Rising Fawn String Ensemble
(1979, Rounder) MASTERDISK in the deadwax

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SpeakerLabFan
03-18-2017, 05:28 PM
Bela Fleck - Natural Bridge
(1982, Rounder)

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w/ David Grisman, Sam Bush, Mark O'Connor, Ricky Skaggs.

Fritz The Cat
03-19-2017, 12:33 AM
R.I.P.
Duckwalk in heaven. Monkey business in hell.
This one is a 6 LP box with 71 songs including a very interesting 36 page booklet. Listen to bass playing by Willie Dixon on many tracks!

SpeakerLabFan
03-20-2017, 03:15 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
03-20-2017, 05:11 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. 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.

Fritz The Cat
03-23-2017, 02:31 PM
[QUOTE=SpeakerLabFan;403968]Keith Richards - Talk Is Cheap
(1988, Virgin) STERLING in the deadwax; mastering by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

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recycled picture. 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.[/QUOTE.

Agree. Lovable rogue. No disco junk on this one. No falsetto voice.
Listen to guitar intro by Mick Taylor on track A4.
This is the german pressing.

Fritz The Cat
03-25-2017, 02:40 AM
From Nashville to his fans all over the world.
Listen to the duet with Fats Domino on track A6 "Toot toot".

Fritz The Cat
03-25-2017, 03:12 AM
This one gives me the drive while cooking for lunch: so peeling of potatoes goes on very quickly, let it roll....
First album without Lowell George after his death in 1979. Funny art work by Neon Park as usual.
Listen to superb lead vocals of new group member Craig Fuller (founding member of "Pure Prairie League").

SpeakerLabFan
03-25-2017, 04:50 PM
King Curtis And The Kingpins - King Size Soul
(1967, ATCO) Monarch pressing

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this was Booker T. style instrumentals except with some string arrangements - borderline boring until the Memphis Soul Stew track.

SpeakerLabFan
03-25-2017, 11:02 PM
Fraser & Debolt - Fraser & Debolt With Ian Guenther
(1970, Columbia)

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Canadian folk rock duo Allan Fraser and Daisy DeBolt, wonderful obscure record.

SpeakerLabFan
03-26-2017, 12:47 AM
Fairport Convention - s/t
(1968, Polydor) UK pressing, '75 reissue Polydor #2384 047

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part of a series of UK Polydor reissues in the mid 70s

Fritz The Cat
03-31-2017, 08:00 AM
Rich in variety. Enjoyable work. Fine vocals by Cousins and Lambert.
If you like Genesis' "Nursery cryme", you will love this one. No madness...

SpeakerLabFan
03-31-2017, 06:21 PM
Crow - The Best Of
(1972, Amaret/MGM)

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

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

SpeakerLabFan
03-31-2017, 07:04 PM
McCoy Tyner - Inner Voices
(1977, Milestone)

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w/ Ron Carter, Jack DeJohnette, Earl Klugh

SpeakerLabFan
03-31-2017, 08:30 PM
Mike Auldridge - Dobro
(1972, Takoma/Devi)

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w/ David Bromberg, Vassar Clements, Ben Eldridge. Liner notes by Norman Blake

Fritz The Cat
04-01-2017, 12:04 AM
Crow - The Best Of
(1972, Amaret/MGM)



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

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


Despite being Sabbath's first single, in America "Evil woman" was not included on debut album release. Anybody owns this original US issue with track "Wicked world" instead?

Fritz The Cat
04-01-2017, 03:34 AM
Schön! Reduced to the maximum.
Listen to Lou Reed song B3 "Sweet Jane". Better than the original?

Fritz The Cat
04-02-2017, 12:46 PM
This is the german issue. It was the first LP with original compositions without Graham Nash after "Words and music by Bob Dylan" with Dylan Songs only.
The US version was titled "He ain't heavy, he's my brother" and included the hit single by the same name while omitting tracks B2 "Soldiers Dilemma" and B3 "Marigold/Gloria Swansong".
Anybody who owns the US issue?

SpeakerLabFan
04-02-2017, 05:20 PM
Badfinger - s/t
(1974, Reprise) WLP, -1B/-1A

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Fritz The Cat
04-04-2017, 05:16 AM
Listen to Larry Carlton's guitar playing on every track, especially on live track B3 Carole King's song "So far away".
Very good german pressing on 2 LP in foldcover.

SpeakerLabFan
04-04-2017, 05:08 PM
Spooky Tooth - Tobacco Road
(1971, A&M)

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SpeakerLabFan
04-04-2017, 05:39 PM
The Seldom Scene - Baptizing
(1978, Rebel)

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SpeakerLabFan
04-04-2017, 06:37 PM
Red White & Blue (Grass) - Pickin' Up!
(1974, GRC) KENDUN in the deadwax, Kent Duncan mastering

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Fritz The Cat
04-06-2017, 10:03 AM
English Kinney pressing with rare grey/orange Atlantic label.
I bought this one because of John Scofield, guitar.
Skunk funk....

Fritz The Cat
04-07-2017, 11:12 AM
Look at the front cover picture: some days after the release of Street Survivors, there was the famous horrible airplane crash.
3 members of the group were dead. The other members were the badly injured street/plane survivors. Premonition? Did they know a little?
Listen to the driving guitar solo intro of track A4 "I know a little".
40 years since then!

Fritz The Cat
04-11-2017, 04:12 AM
That's true: what good and intelligent funk music from New Orleans. Produced by Allen Toussaint between 1968 and mid-70's.
Previously unreleased tracks.
Listen to the furious wah wah pedal guitar technique of Leo Nocentelli on track A5 "Pickin' and grinnin'".

Fritz The Cat
04-11-2017, 01:07 PM
​Guitar by Tony Mottola. Big dominating orchestra for melancholic Frank, because it was his last album for Reprise, the record label he had founded in 1960. So at last resulted these slow melancholy songs. That's why we nearly cannot hear any guitar chords by Tony Mottola.

Fritz The Cat
04-12-2017, 10:15 AM
Produced by Allen Toussaint in New Orleans. Hey old folks, this is a rejuvenation.
Simple but pure funk. What else?

SpeakerLabFan
04-12-2017, 02:21 PM
The Wailers - The Fabulous Wailers
(1959, Golden Crest) MONO

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Fritz The Cat
04-15-2017, 02:22 PM
Gregg & Duane Allman - self titled
(1973, Springboard)

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Estate sale grab this morning. another compilation of pre-ABB material recorded circa 1968 I think. I have the Bold Records 1972 release w/ a Morning Dew cover and an early Melissa, and this is very similar stuff. I like this one, lots of interesting Gregg Allman songs and a really nice cover of a Carole King (ok Goffin-King) song: No Easy Way Down. It looked nice under the dust, and cleaned up great on the VPI 16.5.





Ok! a thrift deal on AR90s should defray costs on alot of those records! I am trying to clear my basement of speaker projects but I would be tempted by those ARs.

...can we expect pictures in the speaker safari thread, and how do you transport speakers on a bike? (would like a picture of that...)
Early recordings 1968 featuring "The 31st of February": Butch Trucks dr, David Brown b, Scott Boyer g, voc.
Good dynamics on this original US issue.

SpeakerLabFan
04-15-2017, 04:08 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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SpeakerLabFan
04-15-2017, 04:37 PM
Townes Van Zandt - For The Sake Of The Song
(1968, Poppy)

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SpeakerLabFan
04-15-2017, 06:13 PM
Fairport Convention - Fairport Chronicles
(1976, A&M) WLP Promo; Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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Fritz The Cat
04-16-2017, 03:12 AM
First album on Columbia. First quintet with John Coltrane, ts.
1960s (?) US mono 2-eye issue. Deadwax inscription XLP 39110 1AA/1G.
"Quaranteed High Fidelity in "360" Hemispheric Sound"!!!!!????
Listen to Paul Chambers' bass solo on B3 "Dear old Stockholm", based on an Swedish folk tune. Anybody knows the name of the original song?

Fritz The Cat
04-16-2017, 02:11 PM
1967 psychedelia. 1984 German reissue with mediocre dynamics.
Track B4 "Good times": "When i think of all the good times that we've wasted having good times......"

Fritz The Cat
04-17-2017, 02:24 AM
In the 80ies, "The Who" practically didn't exist anymore, but "Golden Earring" still functioned as a band of musicians with emphasis and rocknroll attitude: listen to the "Who"-alike synthesizer on track B4 "Going crazy again"! They still are rocking together.......
In US this LP was titled "Long blond animal". Anybody has an explanation, why they changed the title?

Fritz The Cat
04-17-2017, 03:42 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.


Some (important?) differences: the original 1979 German Chrysalis issue had a totally different track listing: The concert begins with "Natural Thing". 2 songs (added at the start of 2008 Back In Black label reissue) are missing: "Cherry" / "Hot and ready". 2 tracks actually are not live but studio recordings: B1/B2 "Mother Mary"/"This Kid's". Crowd noise was added. Well made live fake, as reported by Producer Ron Nevison on 2008 reissue inner foldcover liner notes. Apropos: very interesting liner notes! Listen also to Thin Lizzy's "Southbound" on "Live and dangerous", which in fact was a soundcheck recording!
Listen to track C1 "Lights out" as Phil Mogg sings at 2:40 "Lights out Chicago!!!" which is followed by audience roar.

One of the greatest live rock albums of all time, isn't it?

Fritz The Cat
04-17-2017, 04:43 AM
2 lead guitars. Track A4 "Sugar Blues": Listen to 1st guitar solo by Scott Gorham and 2nd by Snowy White.
Still fascinating: this Hendrix-alike voice after 37 years....

SpeakerLabFan
04-18-2017, 06:52 PM
Kensington Market - Avenue Road
(1968, Warner Bros) WLP, -1B/-1B

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first picture is recycled. debut record, produced by Felix Pappalardi for this Toronto rock band named after a Toronto neighborhood. a lot to like here - nice textured guitar, piano, bass, and sitar on some tracks. These guys were brought together by Bernie Finkelstein who later founded True North records.

Fritz The Cat
04-20-2017, 09:22 AM
Great fresh Kraut-rock tunes from Germany. Early 80ies. Famous progressive Harvest label. Fine guitar work by Wolfgang Biersch.
Listen to 10'22" A4 "Swan Song" with witty Pink Floyd reminiscences. Rich in variety. Hand made. One of the last great Kraut-rock albums before the synthesizers took over.
Underrated and forgotten gem.
Forgotten? Who remembers this one?

Fritz The Cat
04-20-2017, 10:26 AM
[QUOTE=SpeakerLabFan;404749]Kensington Market - Avenue Road
(1968, Warner Bros) WLP, -1B/-1B

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first picture is recycled. debut record, produced by Felix Pappalardi for this Toronto rock band named after a Toronto neighborhood. a lot to like here - nice textured guitar, piano, bass, and sitar on some tracks. These guys were brought together by Bernie Finkelstein who later founded True North records.[/QUOT
This was this morning. Snow in spring.

Fritz The Cat
04-20-2017, 11:28 AM
He is a genious of simple but pure hand made music. A Jack of all trades. Witty! Haindling is Hans Jürgen Buchner.
His tunes go right to your heart. Of sure!

Fritz The Cat
04-20-2017, 11:41 AM
Recorded December 8th, 1963 at Craw-Daddy Club, Richmond (London).
These were the very first recordings of the later famous Yardbirds, featuring a "Mister Nobody" on guitar named Eric Clapton.

SpeakerLabFan
04-21-2017, 05:08 PM
[QUOTE=SpeakerLabFan;404749]Kensington Market - Avenue Road
(1968, Warner Bros) WLP, -1B/-1B

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first picture is recycled. debut record, produced by Felix Pappalardi for this Toronto rock band named after a Toronto neighborhood. a lot to like here - nice textured guitar, piano, bass, and sitar on some tracks. These guys were brought together by Bernie Finkelstein who later founded True North records.[/QUOT
This was this morning. Snow in spring.

I heard about the snow earlier this week in Luzern from my sister. It looks like you are back to nice spring weather now.

SpeakerLabFan
04-21-2017, 05:09 PM
Billy Preston - Organ Transplant
(1970, Pickwick/Capitol) Bell Sound in the deadwax

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w/ Sly Stone on vocals on some tracks. a re-issue of the 1966 release 'Wildest Organ In Town!

Fritz The Cat
04-22-2017, 02:07 AM
The Pentangle - Sweet Child
(1968, Reprise)

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A Shel Talmy production. 2LP. Originally released by Transatlantic Records. Cover art by Peter Blake, who had created the cover art for "Sgt. Peppers Heart Club Band".
Sides 1 and 2 recorded live at Royal Festival Hall, London, 29 June 1968.
Sides 3 and 4 recorded at IBC Studios London, August 1968.
A simple but powerful track: A6 "Goodbye pork-pie hat. John Renbourn and Bert Jansch duet using Charles Mingus' tribute to Lester Young as a theme. Great! Listen also to Joni Mitchell's version.
Track D2 "I've got a feeling" in fact is Miles Davis' "All Blues".
Bert Jansch "I'm only in it for the beer"........Remember Frank Zappa: "I'm only in it for the money".......

SpeakerLabFan
04-22-2017, 02:32 PM
Greenslade - Spyglass Guest
(1974, Mercury) MASTERDISK G.K., mastered by Gilbert Kong

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includes a proggy cover of Jack Bruce's Theme For An Imaginary western.


Listening on a basement system with an Elac Miracord TT with a Stanton 681EEE mm cartridge.

SpeakerLabFan
04-22-2017, 03:29 PM
Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
(1974, Bell)

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SpeakerLabFan
04-22-2017, 05:41 PM
John Fogarty - s/t
(1975, Elektra/Asylum)

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Fritz The Cat
04-23-2017, 02:35 AM
Toni Vescoli was "leader" of the Swiss Beatles "Les Sauterelles" in the 60ies.
Les Sauterelles still are on the road in these days (yesterday in St. Gallen, Klang&Kleid).
This original issue is a very rare Swiss CBS pressing. A calm one in Dylan/Byrds style.
Anybody knows who played bass guitar and drums? "Information" has only very spare information on black&white art foldcover.
Listen to the psychedelic version of Swiss national anthem (old version) on track B5 "Do Hurry".
A real Swiss psychedelic folk-rock gem!

SpeakerLabFan
04-23-2017, 09:49 AM
Norman Blake - Home In Sulphur Springs
(1972, Rounder) Rounder 0012

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debut solo LP

SpeakerLabFan
04-23-2017, 10:36 AM
The Outsiders - Album #2
(1966, Capitol)

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SpeakerLabFan
04-23-2017, 11:33 AM
Mashmakhan - s/t
(1970, Epic)

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Fritz The Cat
04-23-2017, 11:52 AM
Mashmakhan - s/t
(1970, Epic)

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​Clearing up the basement?

SpeakerLabFan
04-23-2017, 12:31 PM
Barney Kessel, Stephane Grappelli - Limehouse Blues
(1972, Black Lion)

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recorded in Paris, June 1969.

SpeakerLabFan
04-23-2017, 12:33 PM
​Clearing up the basement?

yes, there is a little spring cleaning but mostly I'm listening on the basement system. Elac Miracord 50H turntable with a Stanton 681EEE cartridge. I've had it for years along with a bunch of Duals, etc which I picked up at yard sales. just using it for some listening in the basement system with Lafayette 250a tube amp, Cambridge Audio 640p phono preamp, and big Frazier movie theater speakers.

Fritz The Cat
04-23-2017, 02:31 PM
Soundscapes. Ear-cinema. Bedtime stories.
Recorded at Talent Studio, Oslo, August 1978.
Perfect German pressing. Nowadays they are not able anymore to treat vinyl like they did in the 70ies/80ies at ECM Germany.

SpeakerLabFan
04-23-2017, 03:11 PM
Count Five - Psychotic Reaction
(1966, Double Shot) Mono pressing

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this was a surprising thrift store find in VG++ shape back in 2010.

SEAWOLF97
04-23-2017, 04:04 PM
Just back from the record show ... I'm a RO fan and was happy to find this
"never seen b4 by me" album with vinyl in good condition :D

SpeakerLabFan
04-23-2017, 08:48 PM
David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name
(1971, Atlantic) Artisan & Monarch symbols in the deadwax

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Fritz The Cat
04-24-2017, 01:16 AM
French issue with good dynamics. Different cover.
Meeting of all those famous rock stars: The Planet Earth Rock And Roll Orchestra with mastermind Jerry Garcia. Too many cooks.......?
Still absurd after all these years is the title of this album: why was David not able to remember his name? Drug abuse? Dumb and absurd.......

Fritz The Cat
04-24-2017, 01:54 AM
Slide guitar/violin David Lindley. Lead guitar Danny Kortchmar.
Location? No infos on cover. Poor cover art. Mediocre dynamics.

Fritz The Cat
04-24-2017, 02:10 AM
This one swings and grooves! Interesting discovery. Recorded at Ramport Studios, London. Owned by The Who.
All guitars Chris Spedding. Herbie Flowers/Rick Grech bass. Alan Skidmore sax.
Great voices by Eunice A. Green/Louise Arthurworrey.

SEAWOLF97
04-24-2017, 09:48 AM
for many years, one of the faves that always gets loaded to the POD is
The Temptations "Papa was a rolling stone" ... they made lots of hits but
I considered it their best. Every time I grab one of their albums (GH, Masterpiece , etc.) it's never on there.

reviews:
http://www.allmusic.com/song/papa-was-a-rollin-stone-mt0014048022
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papa_Was_a_Rollin'_Stone
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/the-500-greatest-songs-of-all-time-20110407/the-temptations-papa-was-a-rollin-stone-20110526

It's #169 on Rolling Stone mags 500 all time greatest.

Today I ran across a GORDY labeled Temps "One Direction" and I'll be darned it was there, all 12m05s* of it. To my consternation , it had set in a wet basement somewhere and the jacket was waterlogged/moldy. The vinyl looked OK under the powdered mold.
Gave it a try ... then cleaned off at home and it plays perfectly :applaud: . I of course have a digi version, but the vinyl lets me hear things that I can't on my MP3 copies.

I tossed the jacket and will find another to hold it. Sometimes a gamble pays off.

*label says 11m45s , but I timed it in at 12:05

colors were hard to photo, but here's a poor one.

EXTRA BITS: The song was parodied by comedian Bob Rivers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Rivers) in 1994 on Twisted Tunes: 1994 The Year in Review as "Grandpa Loved the Rolling Stones".
The song, the anchor of the 1972 Temptations album All Directions, won three 1973 Grammys:
"Possibly the greatest Temptations record of all time, "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" combined so many musical elements so well that it could be described as the group's own "Good Vibrations." A brilliant, dark bass and drum pattern sets the menacing tone to the rhythm, and is spiced elegantly by a jazzy trumpet, giving the song a slightly free-form air. On top of this, some steely orchestration adds yet another layer of darkness, making this one of the "blackest" Top Ten records of its time." (Allmusic link)

It took a while, but I finally found a clean copy of this , and in a $1 bin no less. :bouncy:

SpeakerLabFan
04-24-2017, 11:31 AM
John Stewart - Sunstorm
(1972, Reprise) -1A/-1A, promo stamped gatefold cover

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Fritz The Cat
04-24-2017, 02:05 PM
It took a while, but I finally found a clean copy of this , and in a $1 bin no less. :bouncy:

German 80ies reissue. Fine dynamics.
"Papa was a rolling stone" track A3: 12:00

Fritz The Cat
04-25-2017, 11:00 AM
US 80ies reissue of unknown year. "Chet" in deadwax: Mastered by Chet Bennett. Produced by Bob Johnston.
This one swings heavily.
Listen to track B6 "Jukies' Ball".

SpeakerLabFan
04-25-2017, 06:04 PM
Ella Fitzgerald - The Best Of Ella Fitzgerald
(1959, Decca) 1980 MCA re-issue; 2 LP

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tracks recorded from 1938 - 1955. happy birthday, Ella.

SpeakerLabFan
04-26-2017, 06:32 PM
Chet Atkins, Les Paul - Chester And Lester
(1976, RCA)

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great back and forth bantering by Chet and Les between tracks

Fritz The Cat
04-26-2017, 11:35 PM
[QUOTE=SpeakerLabFan;405012]Chet Atkins, Les Paul - Chester And Lester
(1976, RCA)

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great back and forth bantering by Chet and Les between t

Look at my post of 08-16-2016: the 2 Gibson guitar kings play together with big fun in the studio. A sensation!

Fritz The Cat
04-27-2017, 03:09 AM
Get happy with this mono US pressing. Living sound fidelity.
Listen to the guitar solo played by Herb Ellis on track A4 "Beat me daddy, eight to the bar".
Anybody able to explain the meaning of "..., eight to the bar"?


No, in fact it's a stereo release. Nobody noticed? On back cover is printed "V-4036". Deadwax inscription and label print: "V6 4036". Front cover "MG VS 64036".
No matter, it's Ella at the peak of her powers in 1959.
About 15 years later i had the chance to visit 2 of her Kongresshaus Zürich concerts. Unforgettable!
Get happy!

Fritz The Cat
04-27-2017, 03:56 AM
This is perfect witty live record improvisation: Live at Deutschlandhalle in Berlin 1960. Listen to the famous version of "Mack the knife" on track B3.
It was the first time she had sung the song, and not knowing the lyrics so well, she substituted her own in a fantastic style! She mentions Bobby Darin's and Louis Armstrong's perfect versions of this song and then she improvises in the vocal style of Louis Armstrong.....
Standing ovations and 2 Grammys for Ella!
Jim Hall guitar. Oh, she always had the best musicians in her bands........

SpeakerLabFan
04-27-2017, 08:21 PM
John Cale - Slow Dazzle
(1975, Island) STERLING in the deadwax

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with Phil Manzera, Chris Spedding, Brian Eno. great stuff.

Fritz The Cat
04-28-2017, 11:14 AM
We had really nasty weather here in east Switzerland today. That's why i have to put this sunny one on the turntable.
Cover art brings warmth into your brains and hearts.
Listen to the funny song for all little children: track A5 "Chanson pour les petits enfants"!
Underrated.

SpeakerLabFan
04-28-2017, 04:41 PM
We had really nasty weather here in east Switzerland today. That's why i have to put this sunny one on the turntable.
Cover art brings warmth into your brains and hearts.
Listen to the funny song for all little children: track A5 "Chanson pour les petits enfants"!
Underrated.



It's the wrong end of the calendar for that kind of weather!

SpeakerLabFan
04-28-2017, 04:42 PM
Wes Montgomery - Down Here On The Ground
(1968, CTI / A&M) WLP; VAN GELDER in the deadwax

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They must not have had the album's title nailed down for the initial run of jackets - the spine on this copy has the title of the first song on side 2 - "Goin' On To Detroit".

Fritz The Cat
04-29-2017, 11:17 AM
Big fun on the rocks!
Heavy rotation on my turntable. Hey, no information on cover/label: heavy rotation needs 45 rpm!!!
Superb German pressing.
A "must-have" for fans of "In Rock".
Let's buy a "Fender Stratocaster" as a gift for Steve Morse.......

SpeakerLabFan
04-29-2017, 02:56 PM
Jimi Hendrix - West Coast Seattle Boy
(2011, Experience Hendrix) STERLING RJ; mastered by Ray Janos

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recycled pics. listening to record 3 from the box set.

Fritz The Cat
04-30-2017, 12:41 AM
Jimi Hendrix - West Coast Seattle Boy
(2011, Experience Hendrix) STERLING RJ; mastered by Ray Janos

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recycled pics. listening to record 3 from the box set.
If Hendrix in 1970 wouldn't have died, which kind of music do you think he would play or produce today?

Fritz The Cat
04-30-2017, 01:20 AM
Reissue 2009. Superb pressing with good dynamics. in this new mix guitars and piano are very clear, like a little creek in spring. Hey, it's spring again!
2 previously unreleased bonus tracks are included: A7 "Out in the cold"/B7 "Smackwater Jack" live version.

Fritz The Cat
04-30-2017, 01:59 AM
Concerning my last post: Carole King, Tapestry.
Track B3 "Will you love me tomorrow". The credits for James Taylor notice: Acoustic guitar and Granfalloon.
Anybody able to explain the meaning of the term "Granfalloon" to a German/Swiss/European thinking person???

Fritz The Cat
04-30-2017, 04:09 AM
One of the most fascinating instrumentals: track A4 "In memory of Elizabeth Reed". Latin rhythm intro (inspired by Santana?) driving into a more and more swinging Gibson Les Paul guitar-soloing part. Bravo Dicky Betts!
Elizabeth Reed was a girlfriend of Boz Scaggs. True or not?
Who is "Twiggs"? Notice on back cover.

Fritz The Cat
04-30-2017, 04:25 AM
Once again: great guitar work by Chris Spedding. Jack of all trades.....​

SEAWOLF97
04-30-2017, 12:10 PM
picked this up yesterday, plays well.

a track or 2 on this London pressing that I can't recall hearing before :dont-know:

SpeakerLabFan
04-30-2017, 03:30 PM
Butterfield Blues Band - Sometimes I Just Feel Like Smilin'
(1971, Elektra) STERLING LH, mastered by Lee Hulko

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Fritz The Cat
05-02-2017, 03:44 AM
Notice on back cover: As a child Michael got a Martin guitar from granddaddy Murphey.
This is an empathetic tribute to Martin guitars, Cadillac and Geronimo and Leonard Cohen (credits:"good spirits")
Good english original pressing in fold-cover. Produced by genious Bob Johnston in Nashville and London.
Bought yesterday at "Klang und Kleid" in St. Gallen, Switzerland for 5 Fr.

Fritz The Cat
05-02-2017, 08:23 AM
A fascinating variable characteristic voice. Sometimes sleepy but also powerful.
I have never ever heard of Carol Hall, since i found this wonderful LP yesterday in St. Gallen, at "Klang und Kleid".
Wayne Perkins and Eddie Hinton guitar!
This one is light as a feather and worthy like a pearl.
Lost and forgotten, but now i'm glad that i've found it.

Fritz The Cat
05-02-2017, 11:58 AM
Victoria is Victoria Domagalski. She is a very beautiful woman with a wonderful voice as we may see on cover photo. And she was a fantastic cook (notice on inner fold cover by Richard Brautigan).
She made only 2 albums and then she was lost but not found anymore. Anybody knows more about this singer?
I found this one yesterday in "Klang und Kleid" record store, St. Gallen.
I especially bought this one because of the credits to Herbie Hancock who played piano.
Ronnie Montrose guitars! What a rare combination.....

Fritz The Cat
05-04-2017, 04:32 AM
The lusty billowing sound of Arthur Blythe's alto saxophone was a welcome, authoritative contribution to the music of the '70s. (Notice on back cover by Gary Giddins).
Listen to track A1 "Jitterbug Waltz".
Lebensfreude!

Fritz The Cat
05-04-2017, 11:08 AM
Geoff Whitehorn great guitar work.
No Fisher, no Trower.
Something magic's being gone......

SpeakerLabFan
05-04-2017, 05:56 PM
Ian Matthews - Tigers Will Survive
(1971, Vertigo) G.K. in the deadwax, mastered by Gilbert Kong

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Mercury distributed this Vertigo label LP and includes a Mercury inner sleeve and mastering by Gilbert Kong.

Fritz The Cat
05-05-2017, 10:41 AM
This copy has an ugly cut-out hole at the bottom of the left side of front cover. But the dynamics are very very superb.
What kind of people did punch holes into beautiful LP covers?
This one sounds like a fresh creek in spring.
Only hits, no fillers, or.... or? Is "Da doo Ron Ron" the filler?
One for the desert island......

Fritz The Cat
05-05-2017, 01:31 PM
This one is interesting music history potpourri. Patti Smith reads the poem "The new creatures" by Jim Morrison B1 "I wake up screaming". Joe Walsh guitar on title track.
Listen to track B3 "Bicentennial Blues": Santana meet The Doors!
Great fun in the studio: orgasmic sounds in track B4 "Perfumed garden":...now it's out of control.....

Fritz The Cat
05-06-2017, 09:09 AM
Very good Canadian pressing with lyrics-sheet, folder and gimmix cover.
Listen to the short jazz guitar solo on track B3 "I'm the face" (first record release 1964 by The Who as The High Numbers) and look at the notice by Pete Townshend on lyric sheet: "Superb jazz guitar solo from somebody i don't recognize.......".
Anybody who knows more about this session guitar player?
Anyway, anyhow, anywhere: Long live rock!

Fritz The Cat
05-06-2017, 09:35 AM
German curiosity. Notorious because of the offensive front cover art/title. Heya! (track B1)
In hippie-1970 everything was possible in Krautrock. Krautrock: anybody knows about it in USA?
Bellaphon: always superb pressings!

Fritz The Cat
05-06-2017, 10:14 AM
There are some LP's you should grab immediately if you recognize the producer: George Martin, Bob Ezrin, Mike Vernon et.al.
Here is one produced by Mike Vernon. Wrong decision? A lightweight funk album played by UK session cracks in the style of Rare Earth.
Pete Wingfield (notice credits:"Eighteen with a wallet") vocals, keyboards
Mike Vernon producer, vocals, percussion, mouth harp.
Joe Jammer, guitars & schtickenspiel (???????)
Big fun in the studio. All in all fun must be: (track A4) Just funkin' around.....

Fritz The Cat
05-07-2017, 01:31 AM
Producers which guarantee a gem album (especially if it's an unknown LP), that should be grabbed in thrift store immedately:
George Martin, Bob Ezrin, Chris Thomas, T-Bone Burnett, Mike Vernon, Rick Rubin, Mickie Most, Chet Atkins, Dieter Dierks, Manfred Eicher, Rudy Van Gelder.......
Further proposals?

Fritz The Cat
05-07-2017, 05:20 AM
US 1967 original. Electronically re-processed. Does anybody own an original mono pressing?
Notice on back cover: "With the exception of Repent Walpurgis for which Matthew Fisher may be held responsible all the music was written by Gary Brooker and the words by Keith Reid". Since the famous law-suite in 2005 Matthew Fisher owns 40% of the credits of
"A whiter shade of pale"!! The room was humming harder and the ceiling flew away......
Look at the lady on cover art of the first album.
Look at the lady on cover art of 2017 "Novum". After 50 years: It's the granddaughter?

SpeakerLabFan
05-07-2017, 08:32 PM
nice spins, Fritz! great Manzarek album.

SpeakerLabFan
05-07-2017, 08:32 PM
Nick Lowe - Labour Of Lust
(1979, Columbia)

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SpeakerLabFan
05-07-2017, 08:48 PM
Gene Clark - No Other
(1974, Asylum) WLP;* A1/B1* & ESR in the deadwax, mastered at Elektra Sound Recorders

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Fritz The Cat
05-08-2017, 12:39 AM
After many hours (rainy sunday) of heavy rotation on my turntable: yes, there still is the same old MAGIC in this same old voice and the same old tunes!
Gary Brooker's heritage....

Fritz The Cat
05-08-2017, 01:01 AM
In the 70ies mostly separated out into the dust bins with mistreated cut out gimmix cover: underrated because of the dominance of Robin Trower's Gibson Les Paul guitar and the absence of the organ of Matthew Fisher. This one was not the classical "Whiter shade of pale"-sound anymore. Also for me it was a huge disappointment then.
But from the view of today it's very interesting because that one was Trower's goodbye to Procol Harum and his change to Fender Stratocaster with Hendrix touch.
So let's listen to "Song for a dreamer" track B2: his tribute to Jimi Hendrix.

Fritz The Cat
05-08-2017, 02:32 AM
Some people like his voice, some don't. Anyway, there are two outstanding musicians in this line-up:
Geoff Whitehorn, guitar (look at my post of Procol Harum "Novum")
Mel Collins, sax
Recorded live in Hamburg at Markthalle 28.8.79 on a Telefunken 2-track machine. Nothing has been added to enhance the album.
Limited edition: different cover, 24 pages booklet, 2nd LP two tracks 45rpm

Fritz The Cat
05-08-2017, 11:39 AM
By chance i have found the older sister of this LP.


1973 US stereo reissue. Good dynamics. Listen to track A1 "Split kick": what a majestic introduction by the ebullient voice of Pee-Wee Marquette, the club's emcee-mascot.
Soon after this recording Clifford Brown died June 27, 1956, in an automobile accident.
Great piano playing by Horace silver at the jazz corner of the world.


This is vol.2, hot stuff.
Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, February 21,1954, an engineer who understands jazz and knows how to balance it. (Notice on back cover in the liner notes by Leonard Feather).
Very good mono US pressing. Deadwax inscription RVG and the "ear" (for Plastylite) on both sides. Deep grooved labels with address
161 Lexington Ave on A side /47 West 63rd on B-side. A rare one in this formidable condition.

Fritz The Cat
05-08-2017, 01:13 PM
Something very special, a curious discovery from thrift store last month. Cult female vocal group arranged and conducted by George Duke with George Duke Trio. Produced by Hans Georg Brunner Schwer in Villingen, Germany in 1969/70. And it's definitively a cult album in Germany.
Scarce German 1999 reissue with great dynamics.
Originally released at MPS.
Includes superb versions of "Maiden Voyage", "Cantaloupe Island", "Got to get you into my life" and "Eleanor Rigby".
Turn this one and listen once again!
Where are these 5 girls today?

SpeakerLabFan
05-08-2017, 05:38 PM
Tim Hart and Maddy Prior - Folk Songs Of Olde England Volume II
(1969, Tepee) UK pressing, 1976 issue on Mooncrest

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Fritz The Cat
05-10-2017, 02:07 PM
42 years since then, but this one sounds fresh and clear like a little mountain creek in springtime in the morning. No, this is definitively not fusion jazz, as noticed in most critiques. It's funky Latin-BeBop! What a genious sax played by David Sanborn. So many thrilling rhythms here!
Produced with superb dynamics by Creed Taylor, recorded at Rudy Van Gelder in March, 1975. Good England pressing by James Upton Ltd.
Look at the miraculous front cover painting by Mati Klarwein (Bitches Brew/Abraxas).
Listen to the highlight, track B3 "Brothers and others". And listen once again. And again.....

Fritz The Cat
05-11-2017, 12:09 PM
Mick Ronson guitar, production.
Mick Jones guitar, production.
You have to grab this one. Immediately. At any price!
Life is too short to let this one pass away in the dust bin of the thrift store.
Ellen Foley vocals. She was a very significant singer!
Ian Hunter still rocks in these days........36 years since this one.
Listen to track A4 "Old records never die".

SpeakerLabFan
05-11-2017, 10:08 PM
The Doors - s/t
(1967, Elektra)

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recycled picture

SpeakerLabFan
05-11-2017, 10:28 PM
Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
(1974, Island) 1983 reissue on Carthage, MASTERDISK in the deadwax

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nice. Killer sonics, songwriting and Linda.

SpeakerLabFan
05-11-2017, 10:59 PM
Procol Harum - Historia De La Musica Rock
(1981, Polydor) Spanish issue

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volume 15 in the series of rock compilations put out by Polydor.

SpeakerLabFan
05-12-2017, 12:06 PM
Chuck ‎– Chuck USA
(1987, Upheaval)

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Eugene Chadbourne - experimental/industrial. great sound quality.

SpeakerLabFan
05-12-2017, 01:17 PM
Freddie And The Dreamers - Seaside Swingers / Original Motion Picture Sound Track
(1965, Mercury) MONO

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some good stuff here in between schmaltzy 60s musical show tunes

SpeakerLabFan
05-12-2017, 05:33 PM
NRBQ - Tiddly Winks
(1980, Red Rooster/Rounder)

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these guys started as a rehearsal band in KY in 1966. I don't think I've seen this Rounder / Red Rooster label variation before.

Fritz The Cat
05-13-2017, 12:04 AM
NRBQ - Tiddly Winks
(1980, Red Rooster/Rounder)

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these guys started as a rehearsal band in KY in 1966. I don't think I've seen this Rounder / Red Rooster label variation before.

German label. Licensed by Rounder & Red Rooster Records.
Forgotten little humble gems by a nearly forgotten group of very talented musicians.

SpeakerLabFan
05-13-2017, 04:21 PM
Herb Ellis, Charlie Byrd - Guitar/Guitar
(1963, Columbia) -1B/-1B

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SpeakerLabFan
05-13-2017, 04:47 PM
Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out The Lights
(1982, Hannibal) Canadian pressing; STERLING in the deadwax

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SpeakerLabFan
05-13-2017, 06:21 PM
Warren Zevon - s/t
(1976, Asylum) WLP; Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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Fritz The Cat
05-14-2017, 10:21 AM
Music full of power and beauty.
Good German pressing.

Fritz The Cat
05-14-2017, 10:46 AM
Wonderful songs. Disappointing live sound. Mediocre production. No enthralling live atmosphere.
->Track B4 "If it doesn't come naturally, leave it!"

SpeakerLabFan
05-15-2017, 06:12 PM
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
(1968, Warner Bros) German reissue, STRAWBERRY in the deadwax, Strawberry Mastering, London

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SpeakerLabFan
05-16-2017, 03:46 PM
Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks - Last Train To Hicksville
(1973, Blue Thumb) -1B/-1B

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SpeakerLabFan
05-16-2017, 04:44 PM
Roy Orbison - Cry Softly, Lonely One
(1967, MGM)

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SpeakerLabFan
05-16-2017, 06:01 PM
John Hickman - Don't Mean Maybe
(1978, Rounder) MASTERDISK in the deadwax

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w/ Dan Crary, Byron Berline

SpeakerLabFan
05-17-2017, 01:15 PM
Dewey Redman - Ear Of The Behearer
(1973, ABC Impulse!) Promo/NFS sticker on cover

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SpeakerLabFan
05-18-2017, 08:32 PM
Soundgarden - Screaming Life
(1987, Sub Pop) BUY GREEN RIVER / BUY MALFUNKSHUN in the deadwax; side 1/2

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RIP Chris Cornell.

SpeakerLabFan
05-19-2017, 06:34 PM
Pete Townshend - Scoop
(1983, ATCO) SRC in the deadwax, Specialty Records Corporation

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Happy Birthday Pete Townshend, 72 years old and still going strong.

SpeakerLabFan
05-21-2017, 08:25 AM
Terry Reid - River
(1973, Atlantic) Promo, AT/GP in the deadwax, mastered by George Piros

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with David Lindley.

SpeakerLabFan
05-21-2017, 08:42 AM
Barre Phillips - Mountainscapes
(1976, ECM) WLP

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

SpeakerLabFan
05-22-2017, 02:09 PM
Fleetwood Mac -The Pious Bird Of Good Omen
(1969, Blue Horizon) UK pressing

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SpeakerLabFan
05-22-2017, 04:29 PM
Beau Brummels - Triangle
(1966, Warner Bros) MONO

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SpeakerLabFan
05-23-2017, 03:08 PM
Donovan - Essence To Essence
(1974, Epic) WLP, STERLING RL in the deadwax, mastered by Robert Ludwig

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Peter Frampton, Nicky Hopkins, Danny Thompson, Jim Gordon, Carl Radle, Bobby Whitlock, and Russell Kunkel, and even Carole King on the last song.

SpeakerLabFan
05-23-2017, 03:25 PM
John Prine - Sweet Revenge
(1973, Atlantic) PR / Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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SpeakerLabFan
05-23-2017, 03:46 PM
Jefferson Airplane - 2400 Fulton Street
(1987, RCA) PRECISION in the deadwax

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listening to record 1. recycled pictures

SpeakerLabFan
05-23-2017, 04:17 PM
Greensky Bluegrass - Shouted, Written Down & Quoted
(2016, Big Blue Zoo)

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SpeakerLabFan
05-23-2017, 04:33 PM
The Pentangle - Solomon's Seal
(1972, Reprise) WLP; -1B/-1B

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recycled pictures

SpeakerLabFan
05-24-2017, 12:06 PM
The Griffin - The World's Filled With Love
(1968, ABC) MONO, WLP



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The Griffin - The World's Filled With Love
(1968, ABC) MONO, WLP

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SpeakerLabFan
05-24-2017, 03:33 PM
The Seeds - A Web Of Sound
(1966, Crescendo) MONO

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SpeakerLabFan
05-24-2017, 03:55 PM
Dusty Springfield - A Brand New Me
(1970, Atlantic) WLP; -MO; Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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recorded at Sigma Sound studios, Philadelphia. a Gamble-Huff production

SpeakerLabFan
05-24-2017, 07:12 PM
Bob Dylan - self titled
(1962, Columbia) MONO

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Happy Birthday to his Bobness

SpeakerLabFan
05-26-2017, 02:26 PM
The Stills-Young Band - Long May You Run
(1976, Reprise)

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Neil's guitar - Fountainebleau - is the star on this record.

SpeakerLabFan
05-26-2017, 02:59 PM
SVT - No Regrets
(1981, MSI) MASTERDISK HW in the deadwax, mastered by Howie Weinberg

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Jack Casady on bass. 2nd album from this band. It's new wave rock typical of the period, with Casady's rumbling bass. Sad to read that the lead singer and guitarist Brian Marnell died shortly after the release of this album

SpeakerLabFan
05-27-2017, 04:32 PM
R.I.P. Greg Allman
Gregg Allman - Laid Back
(1973, Capricorn) mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound

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w/ my favorite version of Jackson Browne's "These Days". nice color pictures in the inner gatefold. R&B, folk, and gospel sounds, great singing by Allman. w/ Chuck Leavell, piano; Jai Johanny Johanson, Butch Trucks, percussion; David "Fathead" Newman, sax.

Fritz The Cat
05-28-2017, 03:52 AM
Ear cinema on 2 LP.
Memories of all those magic moments while gazing at the silver screen.
Maestro Morricone....

SpeakerLabFan
05-28-2017, 01:04 PM
John Fahey - Requia
(1967, Vanguard) -1D/-1B

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SpeakerLabFan
05-28-2017, 01:50 PM
Eric Andersen - Avalanche
(1969, Warner Bros) -1A/-1B

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Fritz The Cat
05-28-2017, 02:56 PM
Not jazz. But blues. At last..
A curious one.

Fritz The Cat
05-28-2017, 03:03 PM
R.I.P. Greg Allman
Gregg Allman - Laid Back
(1973, Capricorn) mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound

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w/ my favorite version of Jackson Browne's "These Days". nice color pictures in the inner gatefold. R&B, folk, and gospel sounds, great singing by Allman. w/ Chuck Leavell, piano; Jai Johanny Johanson, Butch Trucks, percussion; David "Fathead" Newman, sax.

The cover art was created by Mati Klarwein. Look at my post of 01-09-2016

SpeakerLabFan
05-28-2017, 09:54 PM
T. Rex - Electric Warrior
(1971, Cube/Polydor) German pressing

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SpeakerLabFan
05-28-2017, 10:17 PM
Jeff Beck - Truth
(1968, Epic) -1A/-1G

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Fritz The Cat
05-29-2017, 01:09 AM
T. Rex - Electric Warrior
(1971, Cube/Polydor) German pressing

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Are you sure? This foto doesn't show a German pressing. "GEMA"-sign is missing. Copyright text on label in English. UK pressing?

Fritz The Cat
05-29-2017, 01:18 AM
This is a very dynamic German reissue.
A4 Monolith: "And lost like a lion in the canyons of smoke".

Fritz The Cat
05-29-2017, 02:18 AM
Jeff Beck - Truth
(1968, Epic) -1A/-1G

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Very good US reissue of unknown year.
Produced by Mickie Most. Credits for 3 songs were noted on label as "Jeffrey Rod" (= Beck/Stewart)
Who is the girl on front cover art?

Fritz The Cat
05-29-2017, 02:41 AM
Old cars.
Long may they run....

Fritz The Cat
05-29-2017, 03:03 AM
The Stills-Young Band - Long May You Run
(1976, Reprise)

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Neil's guitar - Fountainebleau - is the star on this record.

Thank you for the tip. Heavy guitar tunes.
Listen also to superb swinging hammond playing by Jerry Aiello!
Underrated.

SpeakerLabFan
05-29-2017, 11:20 AM
Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
(2006, Dangerbird)

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SpeakerLabFan
05-29-2017, 12:01 PM
The Youngbloods - Earth Music
(1967, RCA)

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SpeakerLabFan
05-29-2017, 12:08 PM
Are you sure? This foto doesn't show a German pressing. "GEMA"-sign is missing. Copyright text on label in English. UK pressing?


yes, good question. There is no indication of the country on the cover either. I did some internet research a few years ago. I didn't make any notes but it was probably the catalog number that pointed me to a german pressing.

SpeakerLabFan
05-29-2017, 12:46 PM
Tim Hardin - Tim Hardin 2
(1967, Verve Forecast) Bell Sound

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SpeakerLabFan
05-29-2017, 01:26 PM
The Greg Allman Band - Playin' Up A Storm
(1977, Capricorn)

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Fritz The Cat
05-29-2017, 01:59 PM
Produced by Ahmet Ertegun at United Recording, Hollywood and at Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
Interesting production with strong horn section, flutes and the best studio cracks:
Chris Ethridge b, Eddie Hinton and Jimmy Johnson guitars. Barry Becket kb, David Hood b, Roger Hawkins dr.
Listen to A5 "Good time Charlie's got the blues".
Forgotten?

SpeakerLabFan
05-29-2017, 02:08 PM
Muddy Waters - Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live
(1979, Blue Sky) -1A/-1A

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w/ Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins.

Fritz The Cat
05-29-2017, 02:24 PM
Curious cover art by Hipgnosis. Who else?
3 thoroughbred musicians. Recorded at Abbey Road.
Hammond driven progrock with very special characteristics , jazzy tunes and superb vocal harmonies.
Good German pressing on famous progressive label Harvest.
Listen to B1 "Gemini".

SpeakerLabFan
05-29-2017, 03:41 PM
Buckingham Nicks - s/t
(1973, Polydor) STERLING in the deadwax; gatefold cover

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Fritz The Cat
05-30-2017, 03:23 AM
Astonishing discovery: Elton John sings the solo parts as member of no name vocal production session group "The Tramps". Probably Reginald Dwight also played the piano parts (B2)
A2 Love grows
A3 Come and get it
A6 Ma belle amie (Listen to this beautiful Elton John version on YouTube)
B2 Bridge over troubled water (with big problems while singing the high tunes at the end)
B3 Let's work together (same rocking style as in "Crocodile rock")
B5 August October (Bee Gees)
P.S.: A4 Jingle Jangle is interpreted by "Lulu"!
Look at the front cover foto: this person seems to be David Byron, who also contributed hundreds of vocal versions on those "No name" productions, mostly created in Pye Studios!
A cheapo with huge value. Look for it in the dust bins at the flea markets!

Fritz The Cat
05-30-2017, 04:14 AM
Listen to the beautiful version of Steve Earle's "My old friend the blues" track B5.
Is there anybody left who still uses MCs? I still have hundreds of them in the attic since 30 years.​

Fritz The Cat
05-30-2017, 09:17 AM
A little light music for this hot summer evening.
I remember summer 1985: a hot one.
Julie Roberts voc, Simon Booth g, Larry Stabbins sax&flute.
Strong horn and string arrangements.
No synthies! Listen to A1 Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues"
Hot tracks for cool cats.....

Fritz The Cat
05-30-2017, 10:23 AM
Muddy Waters - Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live
(1979, Blue Sky) -1A/-1A

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w/ Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins.

Many credits to fantastic musicians. No notice about the location(s). Anybody knows?
Produced by Johnny Winter who played guitar on 3 tracks.
All in all: Magic moments....

SpeakerLabFan
05-30-2017, 06:35 PM
Hank Snow - Railroad Man
(1963, RCA) MONO

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SpeakerLabFan
05-30-2017, 08:35 PM
The Beau Brummels - Introducing The Beau Brummels
(1965, Autumn) MONO

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SpeakerLabFan
05-30-2017, 11:29 PM
Be Bop Deluxe - Modern Music
(1977, Harvest) MASTERED BY CAPITOL Wly in the deadwax; mastered by Wally Traugott at Capitol

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SpeakerLabFan
05-31-2017, 06:05 PM
Rumplestiltskin - s/t
(1970, Bell) WLP Promo/DJ Copy; Bestway Bell Sound SF in deadwax; mastered by Sam Feldman at Bell Sound Studios

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British studio psych project, reminds me of Colosseum. The flights from guitar and piano/organ are anchord by a nice prominent bass from "Jackson Primrose" - credits must be made-up for contractual reasons. a thrift store find from 6 years ago.

Fritz The Cat
06-01-2017, 02:23 AM
Rumplestiltskin - s/t
(1970, Bell) WLP Promo/DJ Copy; Bestway Bell Sound SF in deadwax; mastered by Sam Feldman at Bell Sound Studios

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British studio psych project, reminds me of Colosseum. The flights from guitar and piano/organ are anchord by a nice prominent bass from "Jackson Primrose" - credits must be made-up for contractual reasons. a thrift store find from 6 years ago.

This album is seriously a gem. How lucky you are....

Fritz The Cat
06-01-2017, 02:37 AM
Irish traditional folk music. Remember all those summer openair festivals in the 70ies in ancient locations.
Commercial success was not the main aspect then. Funny times........

Fritz The Cat
06-01-2017, 03:46 AM
This is not the "Sugar Baby Love"-thing anymore. Unexpected. Matured songwriting, great harmony vocals and many different influences.
The Rubettes were a disco/dancing floor orientated group. But on this one we may meet the Beatles, CSN&Y, folk influences.....
Produced by Tremeloes' Alan Blakely.
Notice on lyrics-sheet: "And Alan....Surprise surprise, this didn't make the playlist either."

SpeakerLabFan
06-02-2017, 11:05 AM
This album is seriously a gem. How lucky you are....

A thrift store find about five years ago!

a guy on another audio forum has an eight-track tape of this title - unusual.

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SpeakerLabFan
06-02-2017, 11:06 AM
Keith Jarrett - The Mourning Of A Star
(1971, Atlantic) AT/GP symbol in the deadwax


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w/ Charlie Haden and Paul Motian. includes a cover of Joni Mitchell's All I Want.