Monday, November 20, 2017

Flamin' Groovies - Supersnazz (1969 US San Francisco Rock'n'roll revival - Sundazed edition - Flac)


While fellow San Francisco bands like the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane were dropping out and turning on, the Flamin' Groovies were revivalists hell-bent on mining '50s rock for inspiration. Despite playing the wrong kind of music at the wrong time, their cult-like success sparked by the 1967 mini-album SNEAKERS earned the Groovies a contract with Epic to record a full-length record.
Led by vocalist Roy Loney and guitarist Cyril Jordan, this Frisco quintet put together a debut overflowing with garage-rock brio on songs like the fuzz-guitar driven "Love Have Mercy" and the rollicking "The First One's For Free." Not surprisingly, the Flamin' Groovies pulled out all the stops in paying tribute to their idols. Highlights include a chugging version of Little Richard's "The Girl Can't Help It" along with a smoking medley of Eddie Cochran's "Somethin' Else" and the swing standard "Pistol Packin' Mama" (complete with Loney's hiccuping phrasing). Also notable is a laid-back reading of Huey P. Smith's "Rockin' Pneumonia and The Boogie Woogie Flu" that could have could have been the inspiration for John Lennon's ROCK 'N' ROLL album. Unfortunately, poor sales and anachronisms don't mix and Epic released the band after only one record.(By John Dougan)

Tracklist
01 "Love Have Mercy" (Roy Loney)
02 "The Girl Can't Help It" (Bobby Troup)
03 "Laurie Did It" (Roy Loney)
04 "Apart from That" (Roy Loney, Cyril Jordan)
05 "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu" (Huey Smith, John Vincent)
06 "The First One's Free" (Roy Loney)
07 "Pagan Rachel" (Roy Loney)
08 "Somethin' Else (Sharon Sheeley, Bob Cochran)/ Pistol Packin' Mama" (Al Dexter)
09 "Brushfire" (Roy Loney, Cyril Jordan)
10 "Bam Balam" (Roy Loney, Cyril Jordan)
11 "Around the Corner" (Roy Loney, Cyril Jordan)
2000 Sundazed CD bonus tracks
12 "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu"
13 "The First One's Free"
14 "Somethin' Else"
15 "Laurie Did It"



Credits
Roy A. Loney - rhythm guitar, vocals
Cyril Jordan - guitar, vocals
Tim Lynch - guitar, vocals, harmonica
George Alexander - bass, vocals, harmonica
Mike Lang - keyboards
Danny Mihm - drums, percussion

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Jim McCarty & The Hell Drivers - 2009-04-18 - Memphis Smoke- Royal Oak - Michigan (Flac)


The players:
Jim McCarty - guitar
Johnny Bee Badanjek - drums
Jim Edwards - vocals - harmonica
Marvin Conrad - bass
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cd 1
01-Rock You Up - (Romantics)
02-Gimme Some More - (See Dick Run)
03-No Pills - (Torpedos)
04-Respect - (Rationals)
05-Desire - (Rockets)
06-Turn Up The Radio - (Rockets)
07-Sunspot Baby - (Bob Seger)
08-I Wanna Be Your Dog - (Iggy-Stooges)
09-Money - (Smokey Robinson)
10-Lucille - (Little Richard/Rockets)
11-Jenny Take A Ride - (Mitch Ryder)
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cd 2
01-Detroit Music Awards Presentation
02-Rock 'N Roll - (Detroit & Mitch Ryder)
03-Taking It Back - (Rockets)
04-Thats What I Like About You - (Romantics)
05-Ramona - (Rockets)
06-Jumping Jack Flash - (Rolling Stones)
07-Oh Well - (Peter Green's Fleetwood mac)
08-Lust For Life - (Iggy)
09-Get Out Of Denver - (Bob Seger)
10-Gimmie Shelter - (Rolling Stones)
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Inmates - The Heat Of The Night (1998 Great UK Rock'n'roll - Flac)



01 Security (3:12)
02 She's Gone Rockin'(3:27)
03 A Thing Called Love (5:23)
04 Am I Still Your Man (4:14)
05 Precious Blue (4:05)
06 Caroline (3:13)
07 Let's Talk About Girls (2:25)
08 The Walk (2:58)
09 Find Another Fool (4:49)
10 Some Kinda Wonderful (7:11)
11 Breakdown (3:55)
12 Dead Red Roses (3:29)
13 Too Hot (3:38)
14 Dirty Water (3:32)
15 Sweet Nuthin's (5:58)

Some Great Rock'n'roll with the Inmates live in 1998 . 
The Inmates in their element- live and sweating R&B from every pore. With its storming mix of originals and covers this CD shows why the Inmates are the true heirs of the Stones. If you thought the Feelgood's "Stupidity" was good, try this!

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band - Warner Theater - Washington-D.C - 1978-03-07 - Flac


Root Boy Slim is hard to describe, maybe ''blues based mayhem'' is a start. He has been compared to Captain Beefheart and Dr. John. One thing for sure, he has a hardcore cult following.
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Setlist:
01 - Intro
02 - Elmo's Blues
03 - ?
04 - Root Intro > Mood Ring
05 - I Want It Now
06 - Too Sick To Reggae
07 - You Can't Quit My Club
08 - Country Love
09 - Used to Be a Radical, Pissed On The Pentagon
10 - Not Too Old For You
11 - In Jail In Jacksonville
12 - Boogie 'Til You Puke
13 - ?
14 - My Wig Fell Off

Friday, August 11, 2017

Someones Band - Someones Band (1970 uk great psych blues rock - flac)


This group got together via word of mouth and an advert in Melody Maker. They made a demo for Decca, who then sanctioned this album, which is now a monster rarity. Given that it was recorded in the course of a single night, it's a surprisingly polished and varied collection of progessive blues and soul. Also the influence of jazz, funk and African music is evident. Acoustic guitars meet wild electric guitar solos with a bluesy vocalist. One of my all-time favourites!! (Record Collector)

Musicians
Cecil James - Vocals, Percussions
Melvin Buckley - Guitar
John Coxen - Guitar
Terry Powney - Bass
Woody Martin - Drums, Percussions
Produced by Steve Stevenson

Tracklist
01.  Country ride • (Buckley)
02.  How it began • (James, Coxen)
03.  Blues for brother "E" • (James, Coxen)
04.  I wanna go where I belong • (James, Buckley)
05.  Hands of time • (Buckley)
06.  Alice • (Buckley)
07.  Give it to you • (James)
08.  Trouble is • (Buckley)
09.  A Story • (Buckley)
10.  Manhunt • (Martin) > Fiddlesticks • (James)


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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Nick Gravenites - Bluestar (1980 Great Us Blues & Blues Rock - Flac)


01. Junkyard in Malibu (04:49)
02. Bye Bye (03:59)
03. I'm a Bluesman (03:43)
04. Dekalb Blues (03:07)
05. Blues Back Off (04:47)
06. Who's Out There (03:14)
07. Down in the Bottom (03:08)
08. I'm a Dancing Fool (02:49)
09. The Sister Song (03:38)
10. My Party (03:23)
11. Southside (02:54)
12. Nobody's Fault But Mine (03:58)
13. Rattlecan Man (07:00)
14. Hollywood Woman (08:27)


Nick Gravenites - Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Pete Sears - Bass, Piano, Organ
Joey Covington - Drums
Huey Lewis - Harmonica
Greg Douglas - Slide Guitar
Willy Toast - Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar
John Cipollina - Rhythm Guitar
Roger Troy - Bass, Vocals
Marla Hunt - Vocals
Diane Hursh - Vocals

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Tear Gas - Tear Gas (1971 outstanding uk hard rock - Flac)


Originally known as Mustard. Their first vocalist Andy Mulvey had previously been with The Poets. However, he was soon replaced by David Batchelor and around the same time Gilson Lavis (their original drummer, who later played with Squeeze) was replaced by Richard Monro from Ritchie Blackmore's Mandrake Root. This line-up recorded Piggy Go Getter, which made little impact. In 1970 Hugh McKenna took over Batchelor's vocal role and Ted McKenna (ex-Dream Police) relieved Monro on drums. They recorded a second album and tried to establish themselves on the underground scene but were going nowhere with their brand of tired boogie heavy rock, until they teamed up with Alex Harvey in August 1972 to become The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. This 1st album is a real MUST for those who like UK hardrock from the early 70s.



Tracks List :
01. That's What's Real
02. Love Story
03. Lay It On Me
04. Woman For Sale
05. I'm Glad
06. Where Is My Answer
07. Jailhouse Rock-All Shook Up
08. The First Time
09. The Temptation Of St. Anthony (Live)


Credits
Davey Batchelor - Vocals, Guitar
Zal Cleminson - Lead Guitar
Chris Glen - Bass
Eddie McKenna - Drums
Ted McKenna - Drums on Temptation
Hugh McKenna - Keyboards on Temptation
Alex Harvey - Vocals on Temptation

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Eric Quincy Tate - 1972 Drinking Man's Friend - 1975 Eric Quincy Tate (Great US Southern Rock - Mp3 @320)


Eric Quincy Tate - Drinking Man's Friend - 1972

Tracklist
01- Brown Sugar 3:55
02- Things (I Think I'll Find) 6:55
03- Whiskey Woman Blues 5:23
04- Another Sunshine Son 2:59
05- Water to Wine 1:58
06- Can't Get Home from Your Party 3:20
07- Texas Sand 2:59
08- Suzie B. Dunn 4:54

Credits
Donnie McCormick - drums and lead vocals
Tommy Carlisle - guitars
David Cantonwine - bass
Joe Rogers - keyboards, harp and background vocals


Eric Quincy Tate - EQT - 1975

Tracklist
01- Honky Tonk Man 3:18
02- No Rollin' Boogie 4:40
03- Food, Phone, Gas And Lodging 2:40
04- Chatta Hoochee Coochee Man 2:25
05- Wide Open 3:55
06- Drivin' Wheel 6:15
07- Big Boss Jam 15:22

Credits
Donnie McCormick (Drums, Harmonica, Vocals)
Joseph Rogers (Harmonica, Keyboards)
David Cantonwine (Bass)
Tommy Carlisle (Dobro, Slide Guitar)
Wayne Sauls (Acoustic, Electric, Background Vocals)


Second and third album by EQT in Mp3 @320 (I don't have lossless version)

Eric Quincy Tate - Eric Quincy Tate (1971 us great southern rock - 2006 edition with bonus tracks - Flac)



Tracklist 
01. Stonehead Blues 
02. I Want 'Cha 
03. Try a Little Harder 
04. On the Loose 
05. Makes No Difference 
06. When I'm Gone 
07. Comin' Down 
08. Hooker House 
09. The Bream Are Still Biting in Ferriday 
10. Ain't It a Bummer 
11. License to Love 
12. Stonehead Blues - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track/Demo)
13. Comin' Down - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track/Demo)
14. Ain't It a Bummer - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track/Demo)
15. Gimme Some Lovin' - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track/Demo)
16. Blowin' the Clouds Away - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track/Alternate Version)
17. Get on the Road - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track)
18. I Don't Know Much - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track) 

Credits
Donnie McCormick - Lead Vocals - Drums
Tommy Carlisle - Guitar - Vocals
David Cantonwine - Bass
Joe Rogers - Keyboards - Vocals
The Memphis Horns - Brass
Duane Allman - Slide Guitar
The Dixie Flyers - Session Work  

  To boil it down into a couple sentences; if 70's R&B/blues is your thing, then this disc is a must have! At the very least, it can safely be labled as criminally forgotten.
  First of all, Eric Quincy Tate was not an individual but rather a blue-eyed R&B outfit playing the club circuit in Texas when they were discovered. This swampy concoction, there first and only studio effort, was recorded at the "Sounds of Memphis" studio in 1971. The cast of characters was absolutely stellar! Three legends share production credit; Tony Joe White, Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd. The personnel roster boasted the Dixie Fliers(house band for the studio), overdubs by the Memphis Horns and a cameo appearance on slide by none other than Duane Allman. Only the drummer/vocalist and guitarist from the actual band were allowed to play on the LP; which gives the digitally remastered original tracks a tighter, more professional feel than the bonus tracks which feature the "real" band. The "demos" by the real band, which form the last part of the disc, have a looser, more naive and therefore sincere groove. The sound quality throughout is excellent.
  All in all, this disc easily qualifies as one of the best 70's releases that you never heard of. The song writing is superior and the instrumental attack is engaging throughout.I strongly recommend it. (By C. Pumarejo "Bunny Rabid")

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Mystery Train With Motor City Josh - Live At Brothouse - 1999-09-17 - Flac

By request ...
Great blues, with guitar dialogue between Jim "Les Paul" McCarty and Motor City "Telecaster" Josh . No tracks listing (Any help is welcome)

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Motor City Josh & The Big Three - 2008-12-27 - Fat Iguana - Madison Heights, MI (Flac)


By request
Excellent show of Motor City Josh & The Big Three ...
Thanks to Billy Bardo for the original seed ...
Enjoy !!!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Free Will - Live At Jabberwocky 1970 (Great us hard rock - flac)


Great Free Will stuff for all the fans of Mark Doyle & Joe Whiting . Enjoy this great Rock album ! 



Monday, May 15, 2017

Catfish Hodge - Boogieman Gonna Get Ya (1973 great us detroit boogie blues & rock - Flac)


01.Different Strokes 3:47
02.Ghetto 3:12
03.Hungry Love 6:54
04.I Want You (She’s So Heavy) 5:28
05.I’ll Be Gone 5:42
06.Stop 2:42
07.I’m The Man 3:28
08.Boogie Man 9:44

"Hodge possesses a voice that can be heard miles away but can get so low and ethereal you’ll swear he’s singing through you. Few can compare with this man’s power and effect!" (Rolling Stone Magazine)




Catfish Hodge- Vocals
Dallas Hodge- Guitar
Shakey Al Werneken- Guitar
Bob Babitch- Piano
William H.Laudless-Bass
Pat Freer- Drums
Jerry Paul- Percussion

Terry & The Pirates - Record Plant - Sausalito, CA - Ksan FM - 1973-06-24




Setlist:
01. Instumental - Intro Tom Donahue 1:55
02. Fifth Of Bliss 6:09
03. Ready For The Country 4:05
04. Angie 5:55
05. Truer Than Blue 6:12
06. Inlaws And Outlaws 6:09
07. Walking The Plank 4:14
08. Tom Donahue's Band Introduction 0:42
09. Rave On 3:36
10. Nothing To Lose 4:37
11. Purple And Blonde 5:36
12. Rainbow 3:59
13. Queen Of Thieves > Tom Donahue Outro 5:56

Total Time: 59:05

Terry Dolan - Guitars & Vocals
Greg Douglass - Guitars
John Cipollina - Guitars, Electric 12-String on 7
Hutch Hutchinson - Bass
David Weber - Drums

Great FM concert by Terry & The Pirates ...In 1973 Terry Dolan was backed by Greg Douglass on Guitar and a part of Copperhead with Hutch Hutchinson on Bass ...David Weber on Drums ....And Of course the "Master" himself on Guitar ...Mr John Cipollina !!!
Enjoy !!!

The Gravenites Cipollina Band - Monkey Medecine (1982 Great US Blues Rock - Cd Reissue - Flac)



John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service) and Nick Gravenites (Electric Flag) join forces on this release of blues and rock. Recorded in 1982, this reissue features the bonus tracks "Born In Chicago" and "Small Walk-In Box."
The music of the Gravenites-Cippolina Band was unlike any other. It can't be compared to Quicksilver Messenger Service...which band was the apple and which the orange?
The Gravenites-Cipollina Band created unique blues rock. It picks up where Mike Bloomfield left off.This is a very rare release of what the band was doing at the time...at their best.(By traveling wilbury)



Tracklist
01- Blues in the Bottle (4:03)
02- Six Weeks in Reno (4:29)
03- I'll Pull the Trigger (3:32)
04- Trust Me (3:48)
05- Buried Alive in the Blues (5:13)
06- Born in Chicago (4:12)
07- Bad Luck Baby (7:31)
08- Signs of Life (3:49)
09- Pride of Man (3:51)
10- Hot Rods and Cool Women (3:34)
11- Small Walk-In Box (7:47)

Personnel: 
John Cipollina - Guitar
Nick Gravenites - Guitar, Vocals
Al Staehely - Bass, Vocals
Marcus David - Drums

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Copperhead With John Cipollina - Hollywood Palladium LA - 1972-04-28 (Flac)



01- Kibitzer
02- Highway #9 (aka Back Roads)
03- Spin Spin
04- Wang Dang Do
05- Rider
06- Cobra
07- Drunken Irish Setter
08- Instrumental
09- Bigelow 6-9000
10- Roller Derby Star

John Cipollina - Lead Guitar
Jim McPherson - Vocals, Piano
Gary Philippet - Vocals, Guitar
David Weber - Drums
Hutch Hutchinson - Vocals, Bass

Excellent and rare concert of Copperhead ...
Enjoy !!!

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The Sheiks With John Cipollina - My Father's Place - Roslyn - NY - August 07 1977 (Flac)


Summer of 1977. I'd quit working as roadie/soundman/fill-in drummer for local NY band The Sheiks. I decided it was time to be in my own band. Anyway, we heard that the night club, My Father's Place, somehow got in touch with John Cipollina and convinced him to come to NY and play with a couple of local bands, especially the Shieks. He came in mid week and made it in time for the later part of the evening at another of the clubs they usually played called Arthurs in Massapequa, NY. It was great to see John playing with my old friends in a local bar. As we didn't see john in NY too often then, we had no idea that he normally played with everyone all the time back in S.F. They rehearsed the next night and afterwards the Sheiks took John to see local blues legend, Little Buster. I understand he did sit in but nothing was recorded. The next 2 nights, the Sheiks along with John, played at the most popular local club in the area, the Right Track Inn in Freeport, NY. After the 2nd night, I took John back to his hotel where we stayed up all night talking about the heyday of the bay area and listening to tapes he'd brought with him. About 5 am, a knock at the door surprised me. It was Link Wray, who was staying in the next room and who would be opening the following night's show at My Father's Place. As the Sheiks normally played sunday nights at the Right Track, my new band ended up taking their place meaning I could not attend the show at My Father's Place. I was able to get another friend of the Sheiks to record the show. Unfortunately, he either wasn't prepared or didn't know who Link Wray was so that set, which included John guesting from what I heard later, was not taped. So, here's the complete Sheiks and John show that's gone around for many years in an incomplete form and with some incorrect information. Another result of this meeting was Sheik's guitarist Don Gaynor's decision to leave and do a solo lp. He ended up moving to S.F. and eventually played in the Heart of Gold Band with the Grateful Dead's Keith and Donna Godchaux.
Enjoy !!! (Dave Tamarkin)
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