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Fritz The Cat
09-07-2017, 05:33 AM
Underrated. Superb piano playing by Paul Harris (Manassas/SoutherHillmanFuray Band).
Somebody stupid has punched a hole into Dave....
Listen to the perfect vocal harmonies and a Hammond in Procol Harum-style in "Sit and wonder" B1.

Fritz The Cat
09-07-2017, 07:57 AM
Enjoyable pop history in mono!
This is the starting point of the psychedelic blues of Robin Trower and Gary Brooker. The 1964 Songs on side A are still in typical beat genre.
But the side B marks the take off of Procol Harum.
Listen to the guitar fills and soloing by Robin Trower in 1965 blues "Cuttin' in" B2. Superb Brooker vocals plus big orchestra and choir.
Listen to the powerful vocals by Gary in "You never had it so good" B3.
B4: Brooker as James Brown-shouter in R&B "Don't ya like my love?"
B5: Brooker sings Beatles-harmonies on "Draw me closer". Previously only available on French 1965 EP "Les Paramounts".
B6: Robin Trower plays Buddy Holly-rhythms on "Turn on your lovelight".
Funny psychedelic soul following after the famous Clapton/Cream (and of sure "Hard days night"!!) intro-chord, everybody knows:
B8 Mingus' "Freedom". This one was previously unissued. A nearly forgotten gem of Trower jamming with Brooker in Led Zeppelin-style at the swinging end of this great track. You may meet this sequence 4 years later in the middle of "Whole lotta love". Who has invented it???
Don't forget to remember the great B.J.Wilson!

SpeakerLabFan
09-09-2017, 09:13 AM
Feat. Jasper Van't Hof kb, Nicola Fiszman b, Fredy Studer dr.
Recorded June 25.-27., 1985 at Soundville Luzern, Switzerland by Rene Zingg. It was mixed before it was recorded......by those quick Germans at Tonstudio Bauer!
Listen to the beautiful tune "Plum Island" A1.



recorded in Luzern around the time of my first visit to that beautiful part of the world. I didn't know there was a recording studio in that town.

SpeakerLabFan
09-09-2017, 09:14 AM
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Newport 1958
(1958, Columbia/Coronet) MONO, Australian pressing

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killer sound quality on this live recording. breakfast with Brubeck.

SpeakerLabFan
09-09-2017, 10:11 AM
Freddie Hubbard - Here To Stay
(1963, Blue Note) '85 issue, Promo stamped cover

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notes from discogs:
Recorded on December 27, 1962 at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.
Digitally re-mastered at Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood.
This album was scheduled for release as BST 84135 in 1963 but was never issued.
It first appeared as part of a Hubbard double album (BNLA 496-2) in 1976.
It is issued here for the first time with the original Reid Miles cover from 1963.

SpeakerLabFan
09-09-2017, 04:08 PM
Moby Grape - Moby Grape '69
(1969, Columbia) -1A/-1A XSM Santa Maria plant

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SpeakerLabFan
09-09-2017, 05:00 PM
The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies
(1971, RCA)

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Fritz The Cat
09-10-2017, 07:50 AM
Produced by Bill Wyman. Recorded with the Rolling Stone's mobile unit.
The blind spot: the weak lead vocals. Why didn't Bill Wyman notice it?
Too many bottles.....

Fritz The Cat
09-10-2017, 09:20 AM
Beautiful vocal harmonies. Elaborate guitars. All winners no fillers.
Listen to majestic song A2 "Don't look back". Is it CSN&Y or BJH?
No, the cover foto tells us: this must be Charlie!
Superb dynamics. Good German pressing.
Underrated and forgotten.

SpeakerLabFan
09-10-2017, 09:36 AM
Thelonious Monk - Underground
(1968, Columbia) -1C / -1D Columbia Santa Maria pressing

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Fritz The Cat
09-10-2017, 10:48 AM
Great fun with fantasy girls, oh sorry, with this album, especially with guitar playing by Martin Smith and the vocals by Terry Thomas.

Fritz The Cat
09-10-2017, 11:08 AM
Thelonious Monk - Underground
(1968, Columbia) -1C / -1D Columbia Santa Maria pressing

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​What is an ugly beauty? Track A2.

Fritz The Cat
09-11-2017, 01:51 AM
Dave Mason shows how to prepare a coconut cocktail.
By the way he shows how to prepare some little light music. Trouble in paradise?
What a wonderful world.....

Fritz The Cat
09-11-2017, 02:36 AM
Jimmy shows how to build headphones on desert island. Very important to know about.
By the way, is there any current supply on desert island?
Recorded at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Alabama.
Listen to the beautiful version of 1934 jazz standard "Stars fell on Alabama" B2. Norbert Putnam, upright bass. Wonderful songs. Well made!

Fritz The Cat
09-11-2017, 03:26 AM
Some musicians want to tell about their clothes. They don't know about pleasing cover art.
Very cheesy cover art. What's the meaning? Anybody has a clue?
So let's talk about the weather: track A2 "Summer's almost gone" is convenient today for eastern Switzerland. Hank Jones, piano.
T-shirt time is over.....

Fritz The Cat
09-11-2017, 11:05 AM
Look at hundreds of scratches on the label: obviously this one was the only LP of the former owner!
But you don't believe it: It's still Full Fidelity! Old American vinyl....

Fritz The Cat
09-11-2017, 11:45 AM
Powerful female vocals by Toni Brown and Terry Garthwaite. Fascinating songs.
Listen to hypnotic soul-jazz jam "Did you go downtown". Listen once again and again once more...
Forgotten gem.

Fritz The Cat
09-12-2017, 01:07 AM
Kinney pressing. Weak dynamics.
Also my German issue AS 43002 is lame: where are the percussions, the hi-hat or the snares? Oh, das klingt nach "Wasser in den Ohren"!
Anybody here who owns a pressing with superb sound qualities?

Fritz The Cat
09-12-2017, 01:23 AM
Don't buy Kinney pressings. Buy a beer instead.
Anybody here who owns Kinney pressings with superb dynamics?
Listen to A4 "Tracks of my tears".

Fritz The Cat
09-12-2017, 01:46 AM
Concerning my last 2 posts about cheesy Kinney dynamics:
This is a cheap pressing from Holland with very good dynamics. You may listen to the characteristics of every different instrument, as it should be.
Guter Sound ist keine Hexerei!

onliner
09-12-2017, 03:57 AM
XM Radio - Station 50 (The Loft)
XM Radio - Station 60 (Deep Tracks)

Fritz The Cat
09-12-2017, 10:52 AM
Live at the Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, Sept. 1984.
Mastered by George Horn.
German Bellaphon (=beautiful noise!) pressing. Superb dynamics.

Fritz The Cat
09-12-2017, 12:38 PM
Still a fine one after all these years.
Listen to Jimmy Johnson, The Dixie Hummingbirds and the Onward Brass Band.
Perfect songs. Perfect Muscle Shoals recording. Superb dynamics on this English pressing.
A masterpiece.

SpeakerLabFan
09-12-2017, 03:51 PM
​What is an ugly beauty? Track A2.

I'm not familiar with this phrase either. It does sounds like a title that Monk or Mingus would come up with.

SpeakerLabFan
09-12-2017, 03:52 PM
Steve Lacy - The Forest And The Zoo
(1967, ESP)

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free jazz on the ESP label, recorded live October, 1966. Great sound quality.

SpeakerLabFan
09-12-2017, 04:22 PM
John Coltrane - Crescent
(1964, Impulse!) 1980's UK pressing on Jasmine; JAS 41

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McCoy Tyner (piano), Jimmy Garrison (double bass) and Elvin Jones (drums)

Fritz The Cat
09-14-2017, 11:40 AM
I'm not familiar with this phrase either. It does sounds like a title that Monk or Mingus would come up with.
This is an ugly beauty.
Beautiful melodies. Ugly voice.
You have to like it.......
Norman Smith was predecessor of Geoff Emerick at Abbey Road from 1960-1965. He was chief recording technician for the Beatles until Rubber Soul. He produced the first 3 Lps for Pink Floyd.
Listen to "Oh Babe what would you say".

Fritz The Cat
09-14-2017, 12:24 PM
Funky production by Allen Toussaint at Sea-Saint Studio, New Orleans.
Spectacular front cover art by supremely talented famous Mick Haggerty. (Hendrix, Bowie, Gamma et al!)

SpeakerLabFan
09-15-2017, 03:36 PM
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band - Feeling The Space
(1973, Apple) MASTERED BY Capitol Wly in the deadwax, mastered by Wally Traugott

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released fall '73 around the time that Mind Games was released, and before Yoko had reconciled with Lennon. He plays on a couple of tracks here. Great backing band here.

Fritz The Cat
09-16-2017, 01:19 AM
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band - Feeling The Space
(1973, Apple) MASTERED BY Capitol Wly in the deadwax, mastered by Wally Traugott

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released fall '73 around the time that Mind Games was released, and before Yoko had reconciled with Lennon. He plays on a couple of tracks here. Great backing band here.
The most hated woman in whole music history. IMHO not because of spoiling the party of the Beatles, but because of misusing so many superb studio musicians. Too many mind games!

Fritz The Cat
09-16-2017, 01:56 AM
Something special. Crossover of rock music and flamenco. Recorded 1966 (!!) at Mira Sound Studios, NYC.
"This album sets a groove. It is perhaps the first time an international classical concert performer of world renown has sat down and seriously tried to get into rock." (cit: back cover notes)
Sabicas is Augustin Castellon Campos from Pamplona, Spain. Legendary flamenco guitar player. He didn't like this album, because the rock musicians were "too loud" against his acoustic guitar.
Fantastic rock guitar tunes by Joe Beck (in 1966!!)
Donald McDonald dr. Tony Levin b. Warren Bernhardt kb.
So let's listen to "Zambra" A4.
Clap hands, here comes Sabicas!

SpeakerLabFan
09-16-2017, 10:32 AM
Great Speckled Bird - s/t
(1969, Ampex) Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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Ian & Sylvia's band - produced by Todd Rundgren. Great sound quality. David Briggs on piano.

SpeakerLabFan
09-16-2017, 11:14 AM
John Lennon - Imagine
(1971, Apple) Bell Sound sf in the deadwax, mastered by Sam Feldman

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also have one of those killer sounding purple label Capitol pressings.
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SpeakerLabFan
09-16-2017, 11:54 AM
John Lennon - Mind Games
(1973, Apple) Winchester symbol in the deadwax

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Fritz The Cat
09-17-2017, 02:00 AM
John Lennon - Imagine
(1971, Apple) Bell Sound sf in the deadwax, mastered by Sam Feldman

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also have one of those killer sounding purple label Capitol pressings.
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Mediocre dynamics on this English (?) ( 5C......=Netherland?) pressing. Listen to the fine slide guitar solos of George Harrison in the middle of "Gimme some truth" B1 and "How do you sleep?" B3. It's a sin of Phil Spector to let fade out the fantastic electric piano solo of Nicky Hopkins at the and of this sardonic song.

Fritz The Cat
09-17-2017, 02:14 AM
[QUOTE=SpeakerLabFan;408576]John Lennon - Imagine
(1971, Apple) Bell Sound sf in the deadwax, mastered by Sam Feldman

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also have one of those killer sounding purple label Capitol pressings.
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This is my French Pathe Marconi pressing. Reissue 1978. Tres bonnes dynamiques. Bonne journee la France!
Listen to one of the most beautiful love songs of mankind on this curious planet: "Oh my love" B2

Fritz The Cat
09-17-2017, 10:30 AM
John Lennon - Mind Games
(1973, Apple) Winchester symbol in the deadwax

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Holland cheapo label MFP (Music for pleasure). 1980 reissue with poor sound qualities. Different cover art.
Somewhat underrated work because of lousy mixing. A mash of sounds.
What would have been the result, if George Martin would have been the producer of this one?

Fritz The Cat
09-17-2017, 11:23 AM
Island Records shows some of his treasures.
Interesting sampler with rare tracks of all these great bands of the early 70ies.
Listen to Nick Drake's beautiful "One of these things first" from LP "Bryter Layter" D2.
El Pea=LP?

Fritz The Cat
09-17-2017, 12:18 PM
The Ikettes were considerably more than Ike Turner's dancing girls.
So give your speakers a treat.

SpeakerLabFan
09-20-2017, 10:35 AM
The Bob Brookmeyer 4 - 7x Wilder
(1961, Verve) MONO

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w/ Jim Hall, guitar

Fritz The Cat
09-20-2017, 02:56 PM
The Bob Brookmeyer 4 - 7x Wilder
(1961, Verve) MONO

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w/ Jim Hall, guitar

Old 60ies Verve vinyl is simply great!

SpeakerLabFan
09-21-2017, 01:11 PM
The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request
(1967, London) MONO

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SpeakerLabFan
09-21-2017, 01:16 PM
Old 60ies Verve vinyl is simply great!

Agree, Fritz. Verve was a wonderful label with great artists/titles.

SEAWOLF97
09-21-2017, 09:44 PM
The Ikettes were considerably more than Ike Turner's dancing girls.
So give your speakers a treat.


when I was in HS (1967) , The Ike & Tina Turner Review was the house band at a club down the road. Could have seen them 5 nights a week, if I'd been old enough to get in :crying:

Fritz The Cat
09-22-2017, 10:41 AM
Simply beautiful.
Clap hands, here comes Rod!

Fritz The Cat
09-22-2017, 10:45 AM
[QUOTE=SEAWOLF97;408736]when I was in HS (1967) , The Ike & Tina Turner Review was the house band at a club down the road. Could have seen them 5 nights a week, if I'd been old enough to get in :crying:[/QUOT
Couldhave, wouldhave, shouldhavebeenthere.
Oh, why didn't we????

Fritz The Cat
09-22-2017, 02:03 PM
The Rolling Stones - Their Satanic Majesties Request
(1967, London) MONO

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Holland 1982 reissue.
Just a little piece of junk. Forget this one.

Fritz The Cat
09-23-2017, 01:25 AM
In US released as "Real Mink". All players were world-class: (forgotten?) Madeline Bell great vocals!
Greenaway/Cook world famous songwriter team. Perfect powerful vocal harmonies. Superb London's Morgan Studios' session musicians.
Herbie Flowers, bass, takes a walk on the wild side once again (Tumbleweed Connection/Madman across the water/Diamond Dogs/Schmilsson/Transformer/War of the worlds......
Listen to A3 majestic soul track "World" sung by Roger Cook/Bell.

Fritz The Cat
09-23-2017, 02:18 AM
Poor information about this Irish guitar/vocal musician on the web. No info about Ranke Records Germany.
No info about year of recording. Note on back cover: Contact: Ranke Musik, Hauptstrasse 32, Beuren, Germany.
Perhaps Ariane knows? (Original signature dedicated to Ariane on back cover)
This is a beautiful album with electric and acoustic irish folk-rock. Anybody knows more about this one?

Fritz The Cat
09-23-2017, 03:19 AM
A retrospective including unreleased material for example track D3 "Woodyard street", recorded in San Francisco 1973. A song inspired by Randy Newman.
Track D2 "Relaxin' Blues, Blues for Jimmy Yancey, Sunnyland Slim and Otis Spann" shows his (unknown) piano playing qualities.

Fritz The Cat
09-23-2017, 10:13 AM
Good dynamics. Live Fillmore East, 23/24. Oct. 1970, recorded by Eddie Kramer.
Listen to swinging boogie track C2 "Bottle of red wine". Let's open a bottle of red spanish wine now. Prost!
A bluesrock classic.

SpeakerLabFan
09-23-2017, 11:03 AM
Faces - Long Player
(1971, Warner Bros) WLP, Artisan symbol in the deadwax

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Fritz The Cat
09-25-2017, 01:02 AM
Charlie Mariano, sax. Jasper Van't Hof, piano. Recorded at Morgan Studios, Brussels.
A kaleidoscope of different guitar tunes, techniques and songs by Belgium's most gifted (? Django lived in France) guitar player. I remember a concert in Zurich in 1976 at University Mensa.
Listen to gypsy-jazz tune "Five thousand policemen" A2: a swinging piece of music with different funny changes of rhythm.

Fritz The Cat
09-25-2017, 01:52 AM
Hippie jazz cult album. Female Philippino sisters harmony vocal group. Produced by George Duke and Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer at MPS Villingen, Germany. (Jazz from Schwarzwald)
Backing band George Duke Trio. Anybody knows the musicians of this trio? Drums by Stu Martin.
Reissue 1999. Limited Edition of 2000 copies.
Listen to a fantastic version of "Cantaloupe Island" B5.
Notice on inner cover: The Third Wave "where are you? In fact today nobody knows any news about these 5 sisters?

Fritz The Cat
09-25-2017, 05:00 AM
Sticker on front cover: "The rocking return of former Allman Brother". This one really rocks. Warren Haynes, lead guitars. All perfect Gibson Les Paul sounds.
Superb dynamics. Listen to the clearly mixed powerful drums by Matt Abts! Perfect studio work.
Enjoy!

Fritz The Cat
09-25-2017, 10:32 AM
James Williams piano, Charnett Moffett bass, Jeff Watts drums.
Recorded at Sony Roppongi Studios, Tokyo, July 1985.
Listen to beautiful tune in waltz rhythm B2 "A child is born"
A fine one!

Fritz The Cat
09-25-2017, 10:57 AM
Recorded live at Denen Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan, July 28,1978.
Ron Carter bass. Tony Williams drums.
A wild one.

SpeakerLabFan
09-25-2017, 12:04 PM
Fairport Convention - s/t
(1969, A&M) WLP, Monarch symbol in the deadwax

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SpeakerLabFan
09-25-2017, 12:29 PM
The Pentangle - Sweet Child
(1968, Reprise) -1B/-1E/-1D/-1B

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listening to record 2/sides 2/3

SpeakerLabFan
09-25-2017, 05:06 PM
Harvey Mandel - Cristo Rendentor
(1968, Phillips) -M3/-M1

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fuzz tone guitar. Stereo mastering is credited to Gilbert Kong & Eddie Kramer

SpeakerLabFan
09-26-2017, 12:38 PM
Nancy Sinatra - Nancy In London
(1966, Reprise) MONO

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produced by Lee Hazlewood, and he sings on a track.

SpeakerLabFan
09-27-2017, 09:45 AM
Carly Simon - No Secrets
(1972, Elektra) WLP

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w/ Klaus Voorman - playing that rumbling bass at the start of You're So Vain.

Fritz The Cat
09-27-2017, 12:31 PM
French 1985 reissue in mono. Rudy Van Gelder
Wendell Marshall bass. Kenny Clarke drums.
Tres bon! Une sorte de perfection.

Fritz The Cat
09-27-2017, 01:21 PM
The pressings for German magazine "Stern" were always of first quality dynamics.
Ekseption was the famous Dutch jazz-classic-rock band of mastermind and keyboard-wizzard Rick Van der Linden.
The story and athmospere of this album is based on the book "Le petit prince" by the French author Saint-Exupery.
Listen to B3 "On sunday they will kill the world".

Fritz The Cat
09-27-2017, 01:54 PM
Strong harmony vocals.
Don Dixon was the mastermind of these 4 exuberant folk-country-rock musicians. Robert Kirkland guitars. Superb piano by Marty Stout.
Lost gem.

SpeakerLabFan
09-29-2017, 03:21 PM
The Bee Gees - Bee Gees 1st
(1967, Atco) -1D / -1D

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recycled photos

Fritz The Cat
09-30-2017, 12:55 AM
Beautiful music. Beautiful Saturday morning. A perfect one.
Produced and played by violin/guitar-wizard Ben Mink.
Gary Burton vibraphone/marimba.
Listen to A3 "Miss Chatelaine".
One for the desert island?

Fritz The Cat
09-30-2017, 11:15 AM
Once again this one. Not the last time.
Great guitar playing. Superb trio. No more words necessary......

SpeakerLabFan
09-30-2017, 12:33 PM
The Turtles - Reflection Their Million Sellers
(1975, Fontana) German pressing

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SpeakerLabFan
09-30-2017, 01:18 PM
The Troggs - s/t
(1975, Pye) -1B/1B

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SpeakerLabFan
09-30-2017, 02:24 PM
Thelonious Monk Trio ‎– s/t
(1956, Prestige) MONO; 1982 OJC release

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SpeakerLabFan
09-30-2017, 03:27 PM
Speedy Keen - Previous Convictions
(1973, Track) -W1/-W3

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Keen is the Thunderclap Newman vocalist. Not sure if "Bijou Drains" plays bass on this record but he's listed for special thanks in the notes.

SpeakerLabFan
09-30-2017, 05:08 PM
John Stewart - Signals Through the Glass
(1968, Capitol) Promo stamp on rear cover

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Fritz The Cat
10-01-2017, 12:55 AM
Produced/played by Allen Toussaint in New Orleans.
Art Neville, organ.
B4 "What the hell": Simon Kirke, dr/John (Rabbit) Bundrick, piano&organ/Mick Weaver, Fender Rhodes: with a powerful Free-feeling.

Fritz The Cat
10-02-2017, 12:45 AM
Sean Tyla, guitars. Martin Belmont, guitars. Nick Garvey, bass. Tim Roper, drums: ex-roadies and 2nd cousins on the family tree of Man/Help Yourself/Flamin' Groovies/Brinsley Schwarz. Later they were members of Graham Parker's Rumour/Motors/Tyla Gang.
Compilation of the best tracks of their 2 albums and a clutch of previously unreleased stage favourites. 4 tracks produced by Dave Edmunds.

SpeakerLabFan
10-02-2017, 12:36 PM
Thelonious Monk - It's Monk's Time
(1964, Columbia) MONO; -2D/-1B

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SpeakerLabFan
10-02-2017, 03:43 PM
The Traveling Wilburys - Volume One
(1988, Warner Bros) Future Disc in the deadwax

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R.I.P. Tom Petty, gone too soon. Thanks for all the music.

Fritz The Cat
10-03-2017, 11:19 AM
50 years ago....

Fritz The Cat
10-03-2017, 12:11 PM
​D4 "No more".....

SpeakerLabFan
10-03-2017, 03:19 PM
Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On
(1969, Reprise) WLP, -1A / -1D

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SpeakerLabFan
10-03-2017, 04:08 PM
B.B. King - A Heart Full Of Blues
(1963, Crown) '69 reissue on United-Superior

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I forgot I had this. Sounds great with that piercing B.B. guitar playing.
Finding interesting stuff as I'm sorting records from an unsorted shelf.

Fritz The Cat
10-05-2017, 12:28 AM
Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On
(1969, Reprise) WLP, -1A / -1D

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​Hey, "Oh Well" is missing! Not well.....

Fritz The Cat
10-05-2017, 09:01 AM
1973 German reissue on cheapo label midi.
Oh well!

SpeakerLabFan
10-06-2017, 01:23 PM
Tim Buckley - s/t
(1966, Elektra) MONO

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SpeakerLabFan
10-06-2017, 02:29 PM
Pat Metheny / Ornette Coleman - Song X
(1985, Geffen) MASTERDISK BK; mastered by Bill Kipper

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Fritz The Cat
10-06-2017, 06:38 PM
Tim Buckley - s/t
(1966, Elektra) MONO

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Look at the ugly shot into the heart on cover and label! A sin....

Fritz The Cat
10-07-2017, 12:53 AM
Produced by (later) husband Don Dixon.
Marti Jones Dixon is also known as a painter. Look at her magical paintings on www.
This one is a typical product of the 80ies with too much synthesizer sounds.

Fritz The Cat
10-08-2017, 02:54 AM
Giant Sand's Howe Gelb.
Wonderful rocking country-blues feelings.

Fritz The Cat
10-08-2017, 06:29 AM
The ultimative best female voice of Swiss jazz.
Roland Hanna piano, George Mraz bass.

Fritz The Cat
10-08-2017, 07:27 AM
Listen to the strange French words of " Petit Fleur" B4.
A wizard of all the different guitars and stringed instruments.

Fritz The Cat
10-09-2017, 12:01 PM
German Hammond-organ driven Krautrock from Hamburg. One of the best German rock voices: Paul Botter. Underrated.
Freude herrscht!

Fritz The Cat
10-09-2017, 12:40 PM
Bob Young, vocals/harmonica (Status Quo). Mick Moody all guitars/lap slide/mandolin (Whitesnake).
Produced by Roger Glover.
A wonderful laid-back folkrockblues production. Bob Young: characteristic voice.
Listen to Rossi/Young song "I'll be back" A2.

Fritz The Cat
10-10-2017, 02:35 AM
The Savoy sessions. 11 tracks previously not issued. Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Illinois Jacquet, Ike Quebec, John Hardee. Listen to Freddie Green, rhythm guitar, on all 8 tracks on side C, recorded January 1946. (4 tracks previously not issued before this one)

Fritz The Cat
10-10-2017, 11:34 AM
Listen to D2 "Let the rain fall on me". A wonderful rainy piano by Greg Phillinganes. Lead vocals by Ronald Isley.

Fritz The Cat
10-10-2017, 01:33 PM
7" bonus "Oil Song".
One of the most underrated singer/songwriters.
You have to like this one!

SpeakerLabFan
10-10-2017, 05:05 PM
The Rolling Stones - Aftermath
(1966, London) MONO

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SpeakerLabFan
10-10-2017, 05:38 PM
Maffitt/Davies - The Rise and Fall of Honesty
(1968, Capitol)

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Folk-rock including covers of Dylan's Just Like A Woman and Tom Thumb's Blues. Milt Holland on percussion. Produced by Nick Venet.

Fritz The Cat
10-11-2017, 01:12 PM
Listen to B4 "Edward,(The mad shirt grinder)". This is the album of Nicky Hopkins!
John Cipollina, Gregory Elmore, David Freiberg, Nicky Hopkins.
Great one!

SpeakerLabFan
10-11-2017, 05:27 PM
Yardbirds - overundersidewaysdown
(1966, Epic)

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Jeff Beck era Yardbirds

Fritz The Cat
10-12-2017, 02:16 AM
Anybody knows the musicians playing on this one?
LP cover without any infos about the musicians or recording facts.
Beautiful sax on A3 "She left me holdin'".

Fritz The Cat
10-12-2017, 02:49 AM
Yardbirds - overundersidewaysdown
(1966, Epic)

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Jeff Beck era Yardbirds
1983 English Edsel mono reissue including "The Nazz Are Blue","Rack My Mind", "Happening Ten Years Time Ago" and "Psycho Daisies".
So we have assembled on this one all these tracks which were excluded in the different countries because of weird issue politics by the different record companies.
Psychedlic gem produced by Paul Samwell-Smith.

Fritz The Cat
10-12-2017, 12:31 PM
This is the most famous Hungarian rockgroup. Very competent musicians. Produced by Peter Hauke and engineered by Dieter Dierks in Dierks' studio. Still on the road these days in Europe!
Listen to Leslie-speaker-Hammond organ on track B3 "I go away".
Krautrock-Paprikarock of first quality.

Fritz The Cat
10-12-2017, 01:16 PM
All these wonderful songs by Goffin/King!
Danny Kortchmar, great guitar playing. Recorded at Crystal Sound, Los Angeles. Produced by John Fischbach.
Listen to A4 "Going Back".

SpeakerLabFan
10-12-2017, 04:09 PM
Miles Davis - Nefertiti
(1968, Columbia) XSM 135236; early 2000 reissue

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SpeakerLabFan
10-12-2017, 04:45 PM
Barney Kessel, Stephane Grappelli - Limehouse Blues
(1972, Black Lion)

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recorded in Paris, June 1969. the usual tasty picking from Barney Kessel

SpeakerLabFan
10-13-2017, 03:19 PM
Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino
(1969, Smash/Mercury)

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SpeakerLabFan
10-14-2017, 10:49 AM
Miles Davis - Workin' And Steamin'
(1974, Prestige)

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2 LP compilation of mid 50s recordings with Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, Philly Jo Jones. Listening to record 1.

SpeakerLabFan
10-14-2017, 11:50 AM
Jimmy Buffett - Down To Earth
(1970, Barnaby) -1C/-1C

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Barnaby was Andy Williams label under Columbia.

SpeakerLabFan
10-14-2017, 02:50 PM
Joni Mitchell - Court And Spark
(1974, Asylum)

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SpeakerLabFan
10-15-2017, 01:22 PM
Howard Wales & Jerry Garcia - Hooteroll?
(1971, Douglas) Radio Station timing strip on cover

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cover art by Mati Klarwein. Klarwein did quite a few iconic album covers including Bitches Brew and Abraxas.

Fritz The Cat
10-15-2017, 01:29 PM
Produced by famous David Axelrod. Herb Ellis, guitar. Tommy Strode, piano.
James Bond, bass.
Hey, who played the bass? Anybody knows James Bond????
Listen to A3 "Tobacco Road".
Exciting blues versions.

SpeakerLabFan
10-17-2017, 03:13 PM
Rod Stewart - Gasoline Alley
(1970, Vertigo) UK pressing

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w/ Ron Wood and Ronnie Lane.

SpeakerLabFan
10-18-2017, 02:43 PM
Nazz - s/t
(1968, SGC) 1983 reissue on Rhino; PRECISION in the deadwax

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SpeakerLabFan
10-19-2017, 06:32 PM
The Rolling Stones - December's Children (And Everybody's)
(1965, London) MONO 1966 issue with a boxed "London" on the label

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Fritz The Cat
10-20-2017, 10:54 AM
Listen to the fantastic vocals by Roy Eldridge and the guitar solo by Joe Pass in A1 "Sweethearts on parade".
Ray Brown, bass. Eddie Locke, drums, Oscar Peterson, piano.

Fritz The Cat
10-21-2017, 12:29 AM
Rod Stewart - Gasoline Alley
(1970, Vertigo) UK pressing

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w/ Ron Wood and Ronnie Lane.
Good dynamics on this German original pressing. Accoustic instruments driven rock'n'roll. Important piano tunes by Ian McLagan though the credit list notes "Mac not available due to bus strike". In fact the US release credits him as piano player, suggesting he was dubbed later. Who else?
Ron Wood's soulful masterwork with the magic of a swirl. Earthly connected. Simple and pure.

Fritz The Cat
10-21-2017, 12:57 AM
One of the greatest European jazz guitarists/vocalists.
From Austria with a bunch of soul. Perfect "Austro Mechana" recording and pressing.
Listen loud "Going crazy" track B1!

SpeakerLabFan
10-21-2017, 10:40 AM
Terry Riley - A Rainbow In Curved Air
(1969, Columbia) -1A/-F3

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The inspiration for Curved Air's band name.

Fritz The Cat
10-22-2017, 03:51 AM
Yesterday in Schaffhausen: 2 hours at Bruno's Vinyl-Brocki. 2 hours full of music pleasure. As result a bunch of inspiring vinyl-LPs in my bag. Let's forget the bad weather today after 2 weeks of Swiss "Indian summer".
This one for 12 SFr.
Great dynamics on this German pressing. 50 years old vinyl!
This is the masterwork of Eric Gale. Listen to Allen Toussaint's "Get out of my life" B2.

Fritz The Cat
10-23-2017, 04:53 AM
Liner note on back cover by Joe Pass: What makes Jimmy so interesting to work with is that there is a freedom to his playing. You can't anticipate what he does.

Fritz The Cat
10-24-2017, 09:39 AM
10", 33 1/3 rpm LP, 6 tracks, mono.
This rare one was pressed in 1955 in USA for Swiss phono club "Ex Libris".
Musicians credits on label. Jo Jones, drums. Milt Hinton, bass.

Fritz The Cat
10-24-2017, 09:46 AM
Bluesrock trio with guitar-effects-wizard Tony McPhee. Which style of bluesrock? In the strange style of the early 70ies when everything was possible in rock music, especially in England.....

SpeakerLabFan
10-24-2017, 02:38 PM
Patrick Sky - A Harvest Of Gentle Clang
(1966, Vanguard) WLP


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SpeakerLabFan
10-24-2017, 02:44 PM
Yesterday in Schaffhausen: 2 hours at Bruno's Vinyl-Brocki. 2 hours full of music pleasure. As result a bunch of inspiring vinyl-LPs in my bag. Let's forget the bad weather today after 2 weeks of Swiss "Indian summer".
This one for 12 SFr.
Great dynamics on this German pressing. 50 years old vinyl!
This is the masterwork of Eric Gale. Listen to Allen Toussaint's "Get out of my life" B2.



That sounds like a great shopping trip, Fritz. Schaffhausen is not too far north of Zurich...I might need to make a trip to that store when I visit CH next year.

Fritz The Cat
10-25-2017, 01:03 PM
Sir Texas and his Douglas Tornados.
Lebensfreude!

SpeakerLabFan
10-25-2017, 05:44 PM
T. Rex - Electric Warrior
(1971, Cube/Polydor) German pressing

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Fritz The Cat
10-28-2017, 02:25 AM
T. Rex - Electric Warrior
(1971, Cube/Polydor) German pressing

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German 80ies reissue. Good dynamics. Funny memories. And a little bit of free jazz at the end of "Rip off" B6 by Ian McDonald (sax) and Burt Collins (Flügelhorn).
Cult cover picture by Hipgnosis.
Hey, we used to dance to "Ride a white swan" in dancing course in 1971 in St. Gallen at "Bentele's Tanzschule". The name of the dance was called "The Beat".
Our female dancing instructor Miss Bentele was about 80 years old. Picture yourself these weird scenes in the gold mine........

Chevelle
10-28-2017, 04:35 AM
Produced in 5 weeks it was only sold outside UK because of copyright problems, 18 months later sold also in the UK. Very thick and heavy vinyl. A Whiter Shade Of Pale was No.1 hit sold 5 million.

Fritz The Cat
10-29-2017, 01:56 AM
Produced in 5 weeks it was only sold outside UK because of copyright problems, 18 months later sold also in the UK. Very thick and heavy vinyl. A Whiter Shade Of Pale was No.1 hit sold 5 million.

Yes, great tunes from Germany and Russia!
"Repent Walpurgis" B5. Early 18th century. Weimar. Leipzig. Johnny Sebastian Bach. Two bombastic fat 20th century guitar solos by Robin Trower. With a quotation of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No1. 19th century. St. Petersburg. Moskau. Music roots history!
Walpurgis leads us to Heidenheim and on top of the Brocken mountain.
The first big little classicrock opera. A witches' feast.

Fritz The Cat
10-29-2017, 02:25 AM
A witches' feast on top of the Matterhorn.
This one is a 2010 reissue with perfect dynamics because it's a limited edition of 1000 copies. (That's only possible in a little country like ours!)
Swiss cult psychedelic rock with famous cover art by painting wizard H.R. Giger from Chur, Switzerland. You should visit the "Giger Bar" in Chur, Switzerland! Or take a look at www.hrgiger.com (http://www.hrgiger.com)

Fritz The Cat
10-29-2017, 03:38 AM
"Harbour for my soul" A2: Roger McGuinn, Reggie Young, Billy Joel
"I've got a thing about you baby" A3: Alvin Lee, Tony Joe White, Billy Swan
So many cooks in the kitchen.....

Fritz The Cat
10-29-2017, 04:30 AM
Marlene chante en francais: 1962 Burt Bacharach's "Cherche la rose" B6.
Trouveé?
Elle chantait bien en francais. In English........forget it!

Fritz The Cat
10-29-2017, 04:50 AM
One of the most wonderful love songs: "Ich weiss, es wird einmal ein Wunder geschehn" B3. She was on the wrong side in 2nd world war. Dietrich was wiser. No wonder for Germany at all in the end....
But then there was the "Wirtschaftswunder"!

Fritz The Cat
10-29-2017, 06:25 AM
"Hit the road Jack" was a hit in 1976.
Listen to "San Diego" B2. And listen loud! Great dynamics on this one.
Crunchy guitars and powerful vocals.

Fritz The Cat
10-29-2017, 10:12 AM
Hot tracks for cool cats on a rainy sunday: "Los twangueros" A3.
With a fat twang.

SpeakerLabFan
10-30-2017, 04:15 PM
Yes - Time And A Word
(1970, Atlantic) Monarch

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SpeakerLabFan
10-30-2017, 05:40 PM
Yes - The Yes Album
(1971, Atlantic) UK pressing

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Fritz The Cat
10-31-2017, 02:02 AM
[QUOTE=SpeakerLabFan;409877]Yes - Time And A Word
(1970, Atlantic) Monarch

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Different cover. Which is the better cover art?
Listen to the typical Rickenbacher bass guitar sounds.
Chris Squire: YES
Jon Anderson: NO

Chevelle
10-31-2017, 09:07 AM
A "soft version" of Jefferson Airplane, but why is it "not licensed for sale in the USA" ????

Fritz The Cat
11-01-2017, 01:09 AM
[QUOTE=Chevelle;409900]A "soft version" of Jefferson Airplane, but why is it "not licensed for sale in the USA" ????

CBS=International
Columbia=USA
Nachlesen unter (deutsch) Wikipedia/Columbia
Best wishes for this beautiful day to Germany!

Fritz The Cat
11-01-2017, 01:17 AM
Great live performance at Carnegie Hall, NYC
Bombay calling child in time.

SpeakerLabFan
11-01-2017, 04:11 PM
Curtis Mayfield - Roots
(1971, Curtom)

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SpeakerLabFan
11-01-2017, 08:26 PM
Ronnie Wood - 1234
(1981, Columbia) -1A/-1A

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Fritz The Cat
11-02-2017, 12:58 PM
MPS Germany: Jazz guitar history in first class Quality. Perfect live recording dynamics. You're sitting on stage! Between the musicians....
Recorded live 5th November 1967 at the Philharmonie, Berlin.
Baden Powell, Barney Kessel, Jim Hall, Buddy Guy, Elmer Snowden.
Hey, this is 50 years ago!!

SpeakerLabFan
11-04-2017, 09:42 PM
Todd Rundgren - Hermit Of Mink Hollow
(1978, Bearsville)

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Todd is god.

Fritz The Cat
11-05-2017, 02:21 AM
[QUOTE=SpeakerLabFan;410011]Todd Rundgren - Hermit Of Mink Hollow
(1978, Bearsville)

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Todd is god.[/QUO

Ooops! God?
Todd is odd.
German pressing.

Fritz The Cat
11-05-2017, 02:39 AM
Great guitar playing by one of the 2 new musicians: Menno Gootjes.
Respect!

bldozier
11-05-2017, 08:52 AM
superfly soundtrack

SpeakerLabFan
11-05-2017, 10:28 AM
Eric Dolphy Quintet - Outward Bound
(1960, New Jazz) MONO; UK pressing on Esquire label

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w/ Freddie Hubbard, Roy Haynes, Jackie Byard.

Fritz The Cat
11-05-2017, 11:16 AM
Ron Carter bass. Jack DeJohnette drums.
No more words necessary to explain.

voice of theatr
11-05-2017, 12:56 PM
Eric Dolphy Quintet - Outward Bound
(1960, New Jazz) MONO; UK pressing on Esquire label

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w/ Freddie Hubbard, Roy Haynes, Jackie Byard.

Immortalized by Frank Zappa! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLUxmYKvYBo

voice of theatr
11-05-2017, 12:57 PM
[QUOTE=SpeakerLabFan;410011]Todd Rundgren - Hermit Of Mink Hollow
(1978, Bearsville)

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Todd is god.[/QUO

Ooops! God?
Todd is odd.
German pressing.

One of my favorite Todd solo albums. Also love A Wizard A True Star just as much!

SpeakerLabFan
11-05-2017, 09:37 PM
Pat Metheny Group - s/t
(1978, ECM) Promo stamped cover

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Fritz The Cat
11-06-2017, 04:44 AM
Too much synthesizer and computer patterns. Typical in those years.
But look at this beautiful black guitar: Ibanez Roadstar II Series 1984.
Bass guitar by Lee Sklar and Abraham Laboriel

Fritz The Cat
11-07-2017, 02:01 AM
German Jazz-Krautrock. Rare item.
Gorilla is not the name of the band. The rock group is called "Creative Rock".
Powerful vocals (not usual in this quality for krautrock) by Rainer Erbel.
Produced and engineered by Conny Plank at Windrose Studio, Hamburg.
Fantastic horn section: Benny Stremmel & Hubertus Kreutner.
Anybody owns this gem of "Creative Rock"? This pressing is formidable.

SpeakerLabFan
11-07-2017, 03:30 PM
Spring - s/t
(1972, United Artists) Promo stamped cover
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a cool find last year. produced in part by, and recorded in Brian Wilson's home studio. Spring includes Diane and Marilyn Rovell, aka Marilyn Wilson - Brian's then wife. includes various Beach Boys contributing songs and performing.

SpeakerLabFan
11-07-2017, 05:24 PM
Jerry Jeff Walker - It's A Good Night For Singin'
(1976, MCA) MASTERFONICS in the deadwax

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voice of theatr
11-07-2017, 05:57 PM
Jerry Jeff Walker - It's A Good Night For Singin'
(1976, MCA) MASTERFONICS in the deadwax

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I love JJ Walker--his music is DYNOMITE! ;)

voice of theatr
11-07-2017, 06:05 PM
With Sally Minnear on vocals--Kerry Minnear's (of Gentle Giant) daughter. Amazing album....
78917

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn31A36Dp8Q

SpeakerLabFan
11-07-2017, 08:15 PM
Steely Dan - The Royal Scam
(1976, ABC) -1C/-1B

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Every A frame had your number on the wall

SpeakerLabFan
11-07-2017, 08:52 PM
Chico Hamilton Quintet - Ellington Suite
(1959, World Pacific) UK pressing on Vogue; MONO

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Jim Hall, guitar; Paul Horn, alto and flutes;

Fritz The Cat
11-08-2017, 01:29 PM
2 LPs with superb dynamics. Important British music history.
Listen to the powerful version of "Satisfaction", produced by Jagger/Richards/Oldham.
The most soulful stuff by a white voice ever in Europe.
Don't look at the typing error on white label: "Proberty"....

SpeakerLabFan
11-08-2017, 06:52 PM
Man - Slow Motion
(1975, United Artists)

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SpeakerLabFan
11-08-2017, 07:29 PM
John Prine - Pink Cadillac
(1979, Elektra)

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SpeakerLabFan
11-08-2017, 09:51 PM
David Lindley - Mr. Dave
(1985, Warner Bros) Japanese pressing

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bldozier
11-09-2017, 12:45 AM
star wars ost

Fritz The Cat
11-09-2017, 01:58 AM
40 years ago. When this one was issued, "punk music" came in fashion (Sex Pistols' "Never Mind The Bollocks" was issued at the same time).
No more chance for Queen? Listen to A3 "Sheer heart attack": sheer punk....
Mad: front cover art shows "Frank", created by Frank Kelly Freas. Kind regards to Alfred E. Neumann.
Anybody liked punk? IMHO punk was one of the greatest hypes in music history. Punk is dead since many many years. The Queen still lives today.....
(I like the Queen)

Fritz The Cat
11-09-2017, 02:34 AM
Does humour belong in music?
This is Hawkwind's Robert Calvert as German Air Minister Franz Josef Strauss, purchasing 916 Lockheed F-104 Starfighters, called "The widowmakers": 262 were lost in accidents between the early 1960ies until mid-1980ies.
Satyrical concept album with Lemmy on bass, Dave Brock guitar, Eno (credited as Brian Peter George St. John Le Baptiste de la Salle....)
Great production by Roy Thomas Baker (Queen)
German history!!!! Rock music history......

Fritz The Cat
11-09-2017, 04:57 AM
John Prine - Pink Cadillac
(1979, Elektra)

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Jack Nicholson fascinated by all these vinyl albums or Angelica Huston?

Fritz The Cat
11-09-2017, 09:25 AM
Vocals Paul Rodgers. 1/2 speed mastered. Live at Sheffield.
Paul is a unique performer. The best one for Queen after Freddie.
Listen to Free's "All right now" with a great fat guitar intro and the Kossoff-like solos. Bravo Brian!

Fritz The Cat
11-09-2017, 11:05 AM
Recorded at Rosenberg-Studio, Copenhagen.
Piano plus bass. That's all. Cheers!

bldozier
11-10-2017, 01:09 AM
Charles Earland - Kungfusion

bldozier
11-10-2017, 12:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn5F5TFoaiU

SpeakerLabFan
11-10-2017, 03:57 PM
Jack Nicholson fascinated by all these vinyl albums or Angelica Huston?

Yes


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SpeakerLabFan
11-10-2017, 03:58 PM
The Kenny Burrell Quartet - The Tender Gender
(1966, Cadet)

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I picked this up in a garage sale in 2012. It cooks as you'd expect from Kenny Burrell.

voice of theatr
11-10-2017, 05:49 PM
Pete Jones (current keyboardist for CAMEL) 2014 solo project featuring Pete Jones on vocals and all instruments. He displays some great songwriting on this album--and I'm impressed how good he is on all of these instruments considering he's blind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpnJmWEJVZg (wait for it--this song starts acoustic and really builds nicely to full symphonic rock by about the five minute mark "A Visit To Chigwick") Might be right up your alley SpeakerLabFan?
7894778946

Fritz The Cat
11-11-2017, 09:16 AM
Psychedelic-Beat-Soul produced by Jeff Barry.
Listen to the 2 funky melodious tracks A1 " Did you see her eyes" and A2 "Talkin' sweet talkin' soul". Fresh vocal harmonies.
Good dynamics though it was a little bit mistreated.
Fancy hairstyle.....

Fritz The Cat
11-11-2017, 09:29 AM
Yes


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Smoke gets in your eyes (The Platters 1973)
Harbach wrote the lyrics 1933 according to an old popular Russian saying: "Wenn dein Herz brennt, bekommst du Rauch in die Augen".

SEAWOLF97
11-12-2017, 04:54 PM
I was listening to this on CD last week and then picked up the LP yesterday.
Both played on the same system, the LP was MUCH better , detail & instruments
that I hadn't noticed before . :)

SpeakerLabFan
11-12-2017, 06:07 PM
Dr. John - Gumbo
(1972, Atlantic) Monarch

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SpeakerLabFan
11-12-2017, 07:57 PM
AC/DC - Highway To Hell
(1979, Atlantic) Monarch pressing, MO and SRC in the deadwax, handwritten matrices

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smokin'

Fritz The Cat
11-13-2017, 12:23 PM
I was listening to this on CD last week and then picked up the LP yesterday.
Both played on the same system, the LP was MUCH better , detail & instruments
that I hadn't noticed before . :)

​A surprise? Life is analog. Digital is tool.

SpeakerLabFan
11-13-2017, 06:39 PM
Fripp & Eno - Evening Star
(1975, EG) STERLING in the deadwax

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SpeakerLabFan
11-13-2017, 09:55 PM
Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead - Dylan & The Dead
(1989, Columbia)

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Fritz The Cat
11-14-2017, 02:43 AM
Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead - Dylan & The Dead
(1989, Columbia)

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Look at my post of 19. November 2016. My question is not answered until now: underrated?

Fritz The Cat
11-14-2017, 09:52 AM
Remastered US 1991 reissue for "Original Jazz Classics". Superb dynamics.
Joe Pass, furious guitar solo in the middle of track A2 "Doggin' around".
"Mama don't wear no drawers" A1.

Fritz The Cat
11-14-2017, 10:30 AM
French issue: "Les diamants sont eternels". Shirley Bassey: what a voice of the 20th century. What a great John Barry song......

SpeakerLabFan
11-14-2017, 01:58 PM
Look at my post of 19. November 2016. My question is not answered until now: underrated?


It's a concert recording with only average sound quality, and it's later-era Bob in ragged voice (with backgroundsinging/shouting from Brent Mydland) but I really enjoy Jerry's playing throughout.

SpeakerLabFan
11-14-2017, 01:59 PM
Bud & Travis - The Bud & Travis Latin Album
(1965, Liberty) MONO; Monarch

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SpeakerLabFan
11-14-2017, 06:34 PM
Van Dyke Parks - Clang Of The Yankee Reaper
(1975, Warner Bros)

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Fritz The Cat
11-15-2017, 11:12 AM
Totally weird. Zappa meets Beefheart within my nightmare. Welcome to my nightmare.

SpeakerLabFan
11-15-2017, 09:28 PM
Gene Clark - White Light
(1971, A&M) Monarch

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w/ Chris Etheridge, bass; Ben Sidran, piano; Jessie Ed Davis, guitar

Fritz The Cat
11-16-2017, 04:44 AM
Gene Clark - White Light
(1971, A&M) Monarch

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w/ Chris Etheridge, bass; Ben Sidran, piano; Jessie Ed Davis, guitar
Found last saturday in Brockenhaus Schaffhausen: Holland pressing by Ariola-Eurodisc.
Mixed by Jesse Ed Davis at Sunset Studio, Los Angeles.
Many beautiful songs. Songs and cover art are a bit depressive. Listen to the beautiful "One in a hundred" A5.
Indeed, this one is one of the best in a hundred of albums.

Fritz The Cat
11-16-2017, 09:47 AM
French pressing.
Billy Preston, organ. Saxophon and leader of orchestra: King Curtis.
The Kingpins are: Dupree, Jemmott, Purdie, Morales, Thomas.
Plus The Memphis Horns.
Listen to tracks B2/B3 with the reprise of "Spirit in the dark" as Ray Charles replaces Aretha after she says: "Would you play just a little bit for us?" leading into a hot soul jamming: Oh Aretha......

Fritz The Cat
11-16-2017, 02:02 PM
Some kind of tragedy. Great guitar playing. But he can't write any songs. No, not only one little pretty one....
Ask Paul McCartney!

Fritz The Cat
11-16-2017, 03:06 PM
Legend is: this is the worst album ever. True or not?
It's the album previously released in 1970, called " Lord Sutch and heavy friends".
A weird one because of the strange vocals by "Screaming" Lord Sutch. But there's interesting guitar playing by Page and Beck. Yardbirds meets Led Zeppelin. Rock music history!
Listen to Jimmy Page's solo in B6 "Baby come back".
Forget the vocals......

Fritz The Cat
11-16-2017, 03:29 PM
Rare Japan edition with Japanese insert issued only for Japan music market. 2 LPs in foldcover.
Listen to the fantastic live version of Yardbird's "Jeff's Boogie" A3. Jeff Beck on top.
Recorded live in Osaka 18./19. Mai 1973.
Great guitar stuff....

SpeakerLabFan
11-16-2017, 05:48 PM
Found last saturday in Brockenhaus Schaffhausen: Holland pressing by Ariola-Eurodisc.
Mixed by Jesse Ed Davis at Sunset Studio, Los Angeles.
Many beautiful songs. Songs and cover art are a bit depressive. Listen to the beautiful "One in a hundred" A5.
Indeed, this one is one of the best in a hundred of albums.


Great songwriting. up there with Richard Thompson for me. a Desert-island album.

SpeakerLabFan
11-16-2017, 05:49 PM
Hawkwind - Hall Of The Mountain Grill
(1974, United Artists)

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SpeakerLabFan
11-16-2017, 06:22 PM
Bob Marley and The Wailers - Catch A Fire
(1973, Island) STERLING in the deadwax

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SpeakerLabFan
11-16-2017, 10:01 PM
Hot Tuna - The Phosphorescent Rat
(1973, Grunt)

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Fritz The Cat
11-17-2017, 01:00 AM
German 1970ies Bellaphon pressings are among the best vinyl issues in Europe. Incredible dynamics. In USA this one is named "Baby Batter".
These jam tracks were recorded live in A&M Studios, San Francisco. Larry Taylor, bass.
Howard Wales, fantastic organ playing in track A4 "Morton Grove Mama".
Note on back cover: Special thanks to Harry Nilsson wine consultant and bearer.
To Hank Cicalo, master of the 16 tracks, is payed tribute in "Hank the ripper" B3. Listen to that slow 12 bar blues with so much feeling teased out of the Gibson Les Paul.

Fritz The Cat
11-17-2017, 01:10 AM
Hot Tuna - The Phosphorescent Rat
(1973, Grunt)

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Congratulation to you, because you have reached the amount of 5000 posts. I will never reach it in my life, because i write too much. I always need much time to translate correctly from Swiss German into English language. But it's getting better all the time. But there' s a lot to say and ask about these fantastic vinyl treasures......

SpeakerLabFan
11-17-2017, 05:26 PM
Terry Reid - Rogue Wave
(1978, Capitol) STERLING in the deadwax

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SpeakerLabFan
11-17-2017, 09:43 PM
Oscar Peterson - Plays The Duke Ellington Song Book
(1959, Verve)

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SpeakerLabFan
11-19-2017, 12:36 PM
Larry Coryell - Fairyland
(1971, Mega) '74 issue

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SpeakerLabFan
11-19-2017, 01:31 PM
Bernie Taupin - s/t
(1971, Elektra)

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includes a 4 page insert with Taupin's poems which he narrates to music here.

SpeakerLabFan
11-19-2017, 06:45 PM
The Temptations - Greatest Hits II
(1970, Motown)

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Fritz The Cat
11-21-2017, 12:48 AM
Lonnie Turner, bass. Ben Sidran/Nicky Hopkins, keyboards. Tim Davis, drums.
Produced by Glyn Johns. Recorded at Wally Heider, SF. Mixed at Olympic, London.
Superb US reissue.
Listen to the magical "Baby's House" A4.

SpeakerLabFan
11-21-2017, 04:38 PM
Blind Faith - s/t
(1969, Polydor) UK pressing, 1977 RSO label

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SpeakerLabFan
11-21-2017, 05:50 PM
Shiva's Headband - Take Me To The Mountains
(1969, Capitol)

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SpeakerLabFan
11-21-2017, 06:25 PM
Rod Stewart - Smiler
(1974, Mercury) WLP, KENDUN

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w/ Ron Wood, Elton John, Tropical Island Steel Band

Fritz The Cat
11-22-2017, 09:50 AM
Do you remember? Dave Ball had played that superb guitar on "Procol Harum, Live at Edmonton" 1972. On this one he shows all his competence. Why did he quit Procol Harum?
Melodious bluesrock remembering "Mountain" with Felix Pappalardi, who was the producer of Bedlam and played all the keyboards with exception of "Sweet sister Mary" (Max Middleton).
Cozy Powell, drums.

Fritz The Cat
11-22-2017, 03:12 PM
Recorded Live at the Golden Slipper, Las Vegas. Year of recording?
Listen to A5, Jimmy Drew's "410 East": lifts up like a rocket. Smokin'!!
And once more again this track, dancing into this night......

Fritz The Cat
11-23-2017, 07:15 AM
Rod Stewart - Smiler
(1974, Mercury) WLP, KENDUN

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w/ Ron Wood, Elton John, Tropical Island Steel Band

The last of his "British" albums is a big party with Ron and many young and elder friends. Sweet little (?) rocknrollers. Listen to Rod's many laughs while he is singing. Prankster.......

Fritz The Cat
11-23-2017, 08:24 AM
Jazz-rock. Jeff Allen, drums. Driving guitar playing by Les Davidson. This is a forgotten one. Not a gem, but interesting phase of the band.
What about the climate in 1978?

SpeakerLabFan
11-23-2017, 10:38 AM
Grateful Dead - American Beauty
(1970, Warner Bros) Artisan Symbol in the deadwax

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SpeakerLabFan
11-23-2017, 12:53 PM
Henry Kaiser - Devil In The Drain
(1987, SST) kdisc - PB in the deadwax; mastered by Phil Brown at kdisc

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SpeakerLabFan
11-23-2017, 01:17 PM
Robert Fripp, Brian Eno - (No Pussyfooting)
(1973, Help 16 / Island) UK 1st pressing; mastered by Arun Chakravertya

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Gatefold cover. ambient experimental music using the Frippertronics system

Fritz The Cat
11-24-2017, 09:20 AM
Listen to the jumping bass played by Nick Lowe and the organ by Paul Carrack on title track B1. Also track B2 "You may already be a winner" is a winner. What great songwriting! Produced by Nick Lowe.
In fact, in 2000 Eric Clapton was riding with the king, divinely.

SpeakerLabFan
11-24-2017, 01:57 PM
Cream - Wheels Of Fire
(1968, Atco) Monarch

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SpeakerLabFan
11-24-2017, 10:39 PM
Bob Dylan /The Band - Before The Flood
(1974, Elektra Asylum)

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Fritz The Cat
11-25-2017, 03:12 AM
Soulful bluesrock-supergroup with Carmine Appice, Rick Grech, Mike Bloomfield, Barry Goldberg, Ray Kennedy.
Produced by Jim Price.
Bloomfield at his best. Underrated.

Fritz The Cat
11-25-2017, 03:50 AM
Recorded in the Chess Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago, January 1969. Produced by Mike Vernon.
Peter Green at his best.

SpeakerLabFan
11-25-2017, 02:09 PM
Johnny Cash - Original Soundtrack Recording I Walk The Line
(1971, Columbia Masterworks) Philippines pressing; PAL-30397-1B / PBL-30397-1B

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MikeBrewster77
11-25-2017, 10:16 PM
1967-1970
The Beatles, 1993
EMI Records Ltd.

79095

MikeBrewster77
11-25-2017, 11:27 PM
The Traveling Wilburys Collection
Traveling Wilburys
Rhino, 2007
79098

Fritz The Cat
11-26-2017, 02:21 AM
She has written all those famous songs together with Barry, Spector et al..
But she was right to let it be sung by Tina and all the girls who had more power in their voices.

Fritz The Cat
11-26-2017, 08:32 AM
Kim Simmonds, guitars. Dave Walker, powerful vocals.
Paul Raymond (->UFO), keyboards and vocals.
Listen to Willie Dixon's driving "Wang dang doodle" B3.
Fantastic front cover art by David Anstey (->Moody Blues' Nights in white satin).
Smokin'...

Fritz The Cat
11-26-2017, 09:33 AM
Recorded at Sysmo Studio in Paris.
Listen to "I cover the waterfront" A2. A beauty! Sammy Price piano.

Fritz The Cat
11-26-2017, 10:22 AM
US psychedelic folkrock. Mastermind Tom Rapp, vocals/guitar. Grady Tate, jazz drummer.
This is a very quiet one: dreamy...
Difficult front cover art: a 15th century painting by Giovanni Bellini. For the German issue the picture was removed because it showed Christ's nipple exposed.

SpeakerLabFan
11-26-2017, 01:08 PM
The Troggs - Wild Thing
(1966, Fontana) MONO

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SpeakerLabFan
11-26-2017, 01:42 PM
Issac Hayes - Black Moses
(1971, Enterprise)

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2 LP with fold-out cover

Fritz The Cat
11-26-2017, 02:06 PM
Molto virtuoso, maestoso e grandioso.

Fritz The Cat
11-27-2017, 06:48 AM
75 years ago Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle.
This one shows the remarkable live sessions on BBC Radio & TV.
30 tracks, 13 previously unreleased, booklet with rare fotos.
In my eyes and ears these 1967/69 live recordings are the best by Experience ever. Jimi is happy and in best condition.
Look at the fantastic Afro hairdo of Redding and Mitchell. What great times then......
Listen to the speach of Alexis Korner as intro of "Driving south" A7.
Smoking colourful south .

Fritz The Cat
11-27-2017, 08:59 AM
Shelly Manne, dr. Art Farmer, tr. Bud Shank, as et.al.
60 years old vinyl. It has grown older without any relevant quality problems. Some scratches, noises and strange smell must be accepted.
All tracks composed by Johnny Mandel for the soundtrack of the motion picture "I want to live".
Also Barney Kessel is credited on front cover. Anybody able to hear him on one of these 6 wonderful tracks?
Let's turn this one and listen once again more carefully.

Fritz The Cat
11-27-2017, 09:55 AM
Some kind of a bastard. There's rock, jazz, easy listening, southern rock and soul music in this one.
What a bunch of musicians: Ron Tutt dr, Jerry Scheff b, Louis Shelton g, Al Casey g, Larry Knechtel kb, Jim Keltner dr, Jim Gordon dr, Carl Radle b, fat Horns and powerful harmony vocals.
Look at front cover art: Horn licks....
I like bastards because they are happy and enjoyable.

Fritz The Cat
11-27-2017, 01:12 PM
After this one there weren't anymore stop signals for a great career. Recorded at Vulcan Gas Company, Austin Texas. 1974 England reissue.
Tommy Shannon, bass (-> Vaughan's Double Trouble). Red Turner, dr.
Important blues-rock milestone.

Fritz The Cat
11-27-2017, 01:20 PM
1986 direct metal cut. Very good dynamics indeed. Anybody able to hear the differences between the various issues?

SpeakerLabFan
11-27-2017, 09:12 PM
Jimi Hendrix - West Coast Seattle Boy
(2011, Experience Hendrix) STERLING RJ; mastered by Ray Janos

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listening to record 2 from the box set. Happy Birthday, Jimi Hendrix

Fritz The Cat
11-28-2017, 04:02 AM
Bach, Haydn, Mozart. Some roots. Replanted. Produced by Teo Macero. 26 June 1963 Kennedy visited the wall and the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin. He spoke these famous words: "Ick been oin Börliner". No chance for communism.
Hey, this one is "Nonbreakable" (label inscription)!

Fritz The Cat
11-28-2017, 07:08 AM
Remembering a concert of Elvin Jones in University of Zürich in 1976 or 1977.
Ryo Kawasaki, guitar.
Not remembering so many free-jazz tunes as there are on this one.

Fritz The Cat
11-28-2017, 08:03 AM
From Celebrity Club Harlem. Nat Pierce, Piano. Produced by Joachim Ernst Berendt and Hans Maurer at Villingen, Germany.
Listen to the beautiful "Body and soul" B2.
Perfect dynamics and pressing.
Look always for the MPS/BASF-Label: Deutsche Präzision!

Fritz The Cat
11-28-2017, 08:45 AM
From Detroit. Buddie Buie, writer of many beautiful songs. James Cobb, lead guitar. Robert Nix, dr (-> Atlanta Rhythm Section)
Spooky....

Fritz The Cat
11-30-2017, 01:47 AM
Pleasant cover art. What do you see?
Alan White (Yes/Plastic Ono Band/Alan Price Set and....)

Fritz The Cat
11-30-2017, 02:26 AM
Early bird. Early Bert. 1966 recordings with John Renbourn 2nd guitar.
In fact this is a good reissue of the 3rd album.
Listen to the ballad "Jack Orion" A3.

Fritz The Cat
11-30-2017, 04:06 AM
Blues played with a wink. Laid back style. Sometimes happy. Sometimes sad.
If the angels don't want me, the devil will.....
That's life.
Recommendation!

Fritz The Cat
11-30-2017, 08:20 AM
Fine characteristic voice and beautiful songs. Superb studio musicians: John Tropea, Buzzy Feiten, David Spinozza, Hugh McCracken, Alan Schwartzberg, Eric Weissberg.
Recorded at Sound Ideas Studios, N.Y.
Long forgotten but now found in best condition.

Fritz The Cat
11-30-2017, 08:40 AM
Italian high quality pressing. Recorded Nov. 24 & 25 1981 at Barigozzi Studios, Milano, Italy.
A voice to remember. White woman with a black voice.
With The Kenny Drew Trio: Mads Vinding, bass. Ed Thigpen, drums.
Insider tip?

SpeakerLabFan
11-30-2017, 07:19 PM
Nice run of LPs, Fritz!



Phil Manzanera - Diamond Head
(1975, Atco)

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w/ Brian Eno, and Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt. I don't play this enough, great stuff with terrific SQ.