Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

Dog Soldier - Dog Soldier (1975 Great Uk Hard Rock With Keef Hartley & Miller Anderson - flac)


Drummer Keef Hartley and principal writer Miller Anderson had previous history in the great melting pot of British music's golden era, 1965-75, coming up through the blues boom through various line ups of the Keef Hartley band and this album in many ways represents a last attempt to crack the mainstream. The story did not have a happy ending and the band subsequently fell apart in disarray, but the album they left behind is an invigorating and fresh example of the state of rock music in 1975.
On first hearing the two lead tracks (released simultaneously on a single) certainly indicate British blues rock at it's finest, but as the album progresses it is clear that there are many more elements at work beneath the surface, making this a cliche free collection with much variety and strength. One could realistically have expected to hear this on John Peel, Alan Freeman and Bob Harris' shows simultaneously way back then. At times it is somewhat redolent of that other great unsung British band Patto, and also Paul Kossoff's solo work, at others an American west coast influence on the vocal harmonies can clearly be detected (this reportedly more at the the behest of the record company who were looking for a return on their considerable investment), and somehow this conflict actually benefits the album greatly giving it a bright disposition alongside somewhat darker and earthier guitar riffing. The closing tune, `Looks Like Rain', also gets a wonderful double take on this new edition on Esoteric with the inclusion of a bonus 15 minute early version which is every bit as good if not better than the album version.
The eight tracks on the original LP belong together as a coherent and accomplished whole, all are FM friendly and accessible yet `heavy' at the same time. The musicianship and vocals are first class, and as an example of the kind of music which people just do not make any more, this is perfect. If the sound of 1975 was British based, American-tinged rock, suitable for all manner of airplay outside the chart stations then this is pretty much it in a nutshell.(By Steve Dinsdale)



Tracks List
01. Pillar To Post    
02. Several People    
03. You Are My Spark    
04. Long & Lonely Night    
05. Giving As Good As You Get    
06. Thieves & Robbers    
07. Stranger In My Own Time    
08. Looks Like Rain    
09. Looks Like Rain (First Version - Bonus)

Miller Anderson - guitar, vocals
Derek Griffiths - guitar, vocals
Mel Simpson - keyboards, vocals
Paul Bliss - bass, vocals
Keef Hartley - drums
Eric Dillon - drums
Jim Leverton - bass 

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Keef Hartley Band - Overdog (1970 great uk brass blues rock - flac)


Tracklist
01. You Can Choose
02. Plain Talkin'
03. Theme Song / Enroute / Theme Song Reprise
04. Overdog
05. Roundabout
06. Imitations From Home
07. We Are All The Same
08. Roundabout Part 1
09. Roundabout Part 2


Credits
Keef Hartley - Drums & Percussion
Miller Anderson - Guitar & Vocals
Gary Thain - Bass Guitar
Mike Weaver - Keyboards
Dave Caswell - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Lyle Jenkins - Tenor Sax & Flute
Johnny Almond - Flute
Jon Hiseman - Drums & Percussion
Peter Dines - Keyboards
Ingrid Thomas, Joan Knighton, Valerie Charrington - Backing Vocals

It's a nice disc. Kind of a looser version of Chicago. Less pretty vocals, but nice and lots of rock guitar licks and horns for a jazz/rock/blues fusion feel. This release is Keef Hartleys most Rock and Roll sounding as compared to the bluesey previous material. I feel that every song, including the bonus tracks is a keeper. Is it comparable to Magical Mystery Tour, No but its a fine peice of 1970 music that I'm pleased to own. Of all the Hartleys I own I must say this is overall the best.(Mark E. Hyken)

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Flamin' Groovies - Teenage Head (1971 great us rock 'n' roll - 1999 Buddha records edition with bonus tracks - Flac)


While other bands in the Bay Area were into their spaced out, unfocused drivel, the Flamin' Groovies were honing their skills on straight ahead, power driven, rock and roll. Probably the best American band that should've, but didn't hit the big time. The Groovies made some fine records, but Teenage Head remains their crowning acheivement. This recording is as fresh today as it was when it was released in 1971. The songwriting duo of Cyril Jordan and Roy Loney were probably the best in the business at the time, and the only real challangers in the field were Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. In fact comparisons of Teenage Head to the Stones Sticky Fingers LP were often pointed out. After hearing Teenage Head Jagger stated that the Groovies did a better job than the Stones did on Sticky Fingers. So why is Teenage Head such a great album? First of all, the material on the record varies from the hard driving Proto Punk anthemic title cut, to taut acoustic blues numbers such as a revamped version of Robert Johnson's 32-20 and City Lights, then moves into areas such as the high energy rockabilly number Evil Hearted Ada, or the easy going cool of Doctor Boogie, while containing a couple of power ballads such as Yesterdays Numbers and Whiskey Woman, along with a couple of no nonsense rockers like Have You Seen My Baby? and the fantastic High Flyin' Baby. What really makes this recording something special is the consistent high caliber of musicianship througout the whole affair which makes Teenage Head a virtually seamless masterpiece of manic rockin' out. Rarely does a record meet with its inteded purpose as well as it does on Teenage Head. The seven added bonus tracks of raw, well played, unapologetic, rock and roll only leaves you wanting more. Teenage Head is not just a very good record, but it is a great record. It is still influencing the more serious, no nonsense bands and musicians of today. This is a seminal rock and roll record which still is the definitive album in this genre. I suppose the comparisons to some of the Stones albums of the early seventies are warranted, but the Stones never did make an album this good. No sloppy, over the top theatrics on Teenage Head; just some tight, nicely crafted songs, which are played extremely well. Does that sound like any Stones album released? You owe it to yourself to see how it really should be done. God knows it isn't being done today! (By M. S. Ulbricht "BomboMon")

Tracklist
01- High Flyin' Baby
02- City Lights
03- Have You Seen My Baby?   
04- Yesterday's Numbers
05- Teenage Head
06- 32-20   
07- Evil Hearted Ada
08- Doctor Boogie
09- Whisky Woman

Bonus Tracks
10- Shakin' All Over   
11- That'll Be The Day   
12- Louie Louie
13- Walkin' The Dog   
14- Scratch My Back   
15- Carol   
16- Going Out Theme (Version 2)

Credits
Roy Loney - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Percussion
Cyril Jordan - Guitar, Vocals 
George Alexander: Bass, Percussion 
Danny Mihm - Drums, Percussion, Piano, Organ 
Tim Lynch - Guitar, Vocals, Percussion 
Jim Dickinson - Piano (1-2-3)


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The Flamin' Groovies - Flamingo (1970 great us rock 'n' roll - Big Beat 1990 edition with bonus tracks - Flac)


Flamingo is The Flamin' Groovies' second studio album, released in 1970. Following their departure from the Epic record label, it was the first of their two albums for Kama Sutra.
Flamingo is one of the greatest rock n roll records released ever! No question about it. Ranks at the top with Pet Sounds, Super Session (look it up, yuppie morons), Who's Next, Kind of Blue and Love it to Death as some of the best music released ever. The Flamin' Groovies are truly, along with The Dictators, unsung heroes of Rock and Roll. If you can appreciate great music, get it! (By R.Isherwood )


Track listing
01-"Gonna Rock Tonight"
02-"Comin' After Me"
03-"Headin' for the Texas Border"
04-"Sweet Roll Me on Down"
05-"Keep a Knockin'"
06-"Second Cousin"
07-"Childhood's End"
08-"Jailbait"
09-"She's Falling Apart"
10-"Road House"
Bonus Tracks
11-"Walking the Dog"
12-"Somethin' Else"
13-"My Girl Josephine"
14-"Louie Louie"
15-"Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu"
16-"Going Out Theme"

Credits
Roy Loney : Lead Vocals, Guitar, Percussion
Cyril Jordan - Guitar, Vocals 
George Alexander: Bass, Percussion 
Danny Mihm - Drums, Percussion, Piano, Organ 
Tim Lynch - Guitar, Vocals, Cello, Percussion 
Commander Cody : Piano  (Tracks: 02, 05, 06) 


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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Jim McCarty & friends (Jam Night - Rusty Nail - Clinton Township, MI - 2010-10-03 - Flac)


Disc One
01. She Winked Her Eye [6:02]
02. Come Back To Me [7:49]
03. Big Mama Boogie [9:10]
04. Goin' Down [7:19]
05. Let It Rock [4:34]
06. Oh Well [6:56]

Disc Two
01. Shuffle In C [5:46]
02. Phone Booth [6:02]
03. Wee Baby Blues [8:10]
04. Made Up My Mind [4:09]
05. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl [9:26]
06. Politition [8:42]
07. I'm Tore Down [6:04]



Jim McCarty - guitar, vocals
Emmanuel Garza - guitar, vocals
Greasy Carlisi - bass
Billy Knight - bass
Big Al Grebovic - guitar, vocals
John Badanjek - drums, vocals

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 !!!