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    Deep Purple, Speed King, 1970

    50 years ago: the dirty laughter by Ian Gillan at the end of "Speed King" is an ecstatic outburst of exalted gladness. They had just given birth to "heavy metal hard rock". An epochal song. PS: on...
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    No "woffle" for America

    50 years ago: the birth of heavy metal rock. "Speed King": that explosive whammy-bar-excess intro, called by the band "woffle", was not suitable for the US music market. So they dropped the fist 50...
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    Phon Roll, Same, 1989, Black Cat, Switzerland, BC/LP 371

    Holy cow!
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    Cannonball Adderley, Lovers..., 1976, Fantasy USA, F 9505

    Why so sad on back cover photo? Totally exhausted? What a gloom. Somehow he knew that this one was not their best one...
    The bright spot on this one is a samba: the vocals by Flora Purim and the...
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    Tommy Flanagan, Tokyo Recital, 1975, Pablo Germany, 2310 724

    "UMMG" (Upper Manhattan Medical Group) A2, a composition by Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967).
    Gratitude to his doctor: In 1964, Strayhorn fell seriously ill and was in fact diagnosed with cancer. He...
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    B.J.Wilson and Johann Sebastian Bach 1967

    Repent Walpurgis: this simple and pure but so portentous drum intro by B.J. Wilson. Followed by that great Bach-Fisher organ tune. Shivers down my spine... still after so many years.
    "To be...
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    The Shiver, Walpurgis, 1969, Garden Of Delights Germany, LP 003, Nr. 866

    First psychedelic rock album in Switzerland. 1969: Switzerland was a late starter for the first lick...
    Look here:...
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    Elton John, Victim Of Love, 1979, Rocket Germany, 9103 503

    This is not the genius of Elton John that i knew before in 1979. This is the dumbest and worst disco junk ever from Pete Bellotte.He once was Donna Summer's producer. Elton, i have forgiven you since...
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    The Subdudes, Same, 1989, Atlantic Germany, 782 015-1

    "New Orleans is about good music, good food and good times..." (liner notes on back cover by Earl King). Agreed! A bright spot in the keyboard-synthie-junk of the 80ies. Ein Lichtblick der 80er...
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    Jimmy Smith, Paid In Full, 1974, Metronome Germany, MLP 15.923

    "If you listen with your soul, Man, you can hear me tell of all the bullshit, disappointments, jive "Janes" and "Joneses" that went through my life, in PAID IN FULL!" (Jimmy Smith, back cover notes)...
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    Lucky Peterson, Lucky Strikes!, 1989, Alligator USA, AL 4770

    RIP.
    He died 55 years old after his 50 years stage-jubilee last year. How come? Willie Dixon was producer of his debut when Lucky was a "five-year-old genius". A superb organ and guitar player.
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    Brain or heart?

    Yes, you're right. We have a different approach to music. But isn't that normal? For me music is heart and soul and and individual measure of brain. You can't measure everything. As example, it's not...
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    Ennobled?

    [QUOTE=Kay Pirinha;422368]Yes - Close To The Edge :D:D:D

    Best regards!

    Edit: Perhaps I might substantiate. The album's title track, spanning the whole A side, shows important parallels with...
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    Grant Green, Carryin' On, 1970, Blue Note USA, 31247 1 8, Reissue 1995

    A child of the time 50 years ago. Still going strong. Great drums by Idris Muhammad. Timeless.
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    Bluff package

    You are on the proper thread. As i said: even that is a bluff package, isn't?
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    Live 1973

    But live! Here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6SQniO7SnU
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    Low-budget records

    Look only for those cheap vocal productions before 1971! On flea markets and in second hand vinyl shops you sometimes may also find them today. I collect these cheapo records since 20 years, also...
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    Bruce Baxter, Tommy (Extraits de l'opera-rock), 1974, Mr. Pickwick France, MPD 008

    Mr Pickwick is the cheeky brother of Mr. Miller. A beautiful rock-opera mishandled by synthesizers. Tony Rivers is Tommy. He was a very busy vocalist for budget vocal productions.
  19. Eric Burdon, 'Til Your River Runs Dry, 2013, ABKCO USA, 8906-1

    Interview. Eric says: he was not the WALRUS, he was the EGGMAN! https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/073466-000-A/eric-burdon-rock-n-roll-animal/
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    John Hamilton Band, 28 Beatle-Hits For Teens, 1970, Somerset Germany, 694

    What a swizz! Sloppy vocal production. John Hamilton doesn't exist. It's not a band, it's an orchestra. Beatle or Beatles-Hits? It won't be suitable for teens. It's a German low budget production by...
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    Stack, Rock'n'Roll Revival, 1970, Marble Arch England, MALS 1369

    The content is not according to the promise. Also England had it's bluff package budget LP products. Especially in Pye Records Studios London many vocal productions were recorded between 1967 and...
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    Hollywood "Pop's" Orchestra, Motion In Percussion, 1967, Somerset Germany, 666

    Not absolutely true: Perfekte Stereo-Demonstration. "Pop's". Hollywood. Motion in percussion. Supposedly recent stereo recordings.
    True: There are only a few stereo-effects added later. Robert...
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    Ken James And His Rockers, Rock History, 1968?, Primaphon Germany, PMR 3535

    Ken James is German guitar player and composer Holger Petersen. It's definitively not rock history because most of the tracks are self-composed (12). These are interesting. Nobody needs another...
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    Procol Harum, Song For A Dreamer

    Rock myths aside, “Song for a Dreamer” remains one of the best evocations of Hendrix ever recorded. Beautiful and mysterious, elegiac and seemingly profound, it is among the great dark works of...
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    Vocal Production, Soul Hits Vol.2, 1971, Stereo Gold Award England, MER 370

    Next David L. Miller crime. Liner notes don't tell the truth: "...in the original sounds of..., ...the big ones, ... the stone smashes...". It's not the big hits. That's also a lie. And it has no...
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