среда, 25 сентября 2013 г.


Pollution - Pollution II (1972 Prophesy Records) 




Artist: Pollution
Album: Pollution II
Label: Prophesy Records
Catalog#: SD 6057
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1972
Genre: Funk / Soul, Rock
Duration: 00:39:36







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  Side One:
A1. Hospitals 03:42
A2. Vegetable Soup 04:26
A3. Polly 03:23
A4. The End 03:14
A5. How Does It Feel 04:55
 • Side Two:
B1. Why 03:21
B2. Sharecropper's Blues 03:42
B3. Allen P. Ader 04:30
B4. Just The Way 03:14
B5. Foolhearted Woman 04:31

 
Credits:
Guitar – Terry Furlong (tracks: B2)
Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, Arranged By, Producer – James Quill Smith
Lead Vocals, Percussion – Dobie Gray, Tata* Vega
Percussion, Backing Vocals – Dennis Kenmore
Piano – Ronnie Baron (tracks: B2)
Saxophone – Jerry Jumonville (tracks: B2)
Saxophone, Flute, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Christiaan Mostert*
Trumpet, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Richard Lewis
Backing Vocals – Mike Reiley (tracks: B1)
Bass, Backing Vocals – John Lambert
Congas – Joe Lala


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вторник, 24 сентября 2013 г.


Barnaby Bye - Touch (1974 US Atlantic TP 18104)


ArtistBarnaby Bye
Title: Touch
Label: Atlantic Records
Catalog#: TP 18104
Format: 8-Track Tape
Country: US
Released: 1974
Genre: Soft Rock, Pop Rock

Format: FLAC (track)
Bitrate: lossless

Duration: 00:32:03






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  Tracklist:

01. Blonde 02:59
02. Can't Live This Way 03:53
03. Jamie 04:14
04. Damn You Girl 04:04
05. Bein' A Star 04:35
06. Tumblin' Inn 02:41
07. Happy Was The Day We Met 03:08
08. White Tornado 06:51

 
Musicians:
Billy Alessi - ARP Synthesizer, Composer, Keyboards, Vocals
Bobby Alessi - Bass, Composer, Guitar, Vocals
Peppy Castro - Bass, Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Allan MacMillan - Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Michael Ricciardella - Drums, Percussion, Vocals


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понедельник, 23 сентября 2013 г.


Saluki - Saluki (1977 Compendium Records) 



Artist: Saluki
Album: Saluki
Label: Compendium Records
Catalog#: FIDARDO 6
Recorded At The Basement, Oslo
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Norway
Released: 1977
Genre: Jazz-Rock, Jazz-Funk
Duration: 00:50:11







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  Side One:
A1. Come Down 05:18
A2. Autumn 05:53 
A3. The Awakening 03:45 
A4. Love To The Sun 09:30
 • Side Two:
B1. Uranus In Cancer 06:26
B2. Fantasy Suns 01:49 
B3. Hidden Path III 10:40 
B4. Take The Road Across The Bridge 07:20

    Recorded at the Basement, October 1976
    Compendium Records
    Bernt Ankers gt. 17

 
Musicians:
Freddy Dahl - vocals, guitar
Peter Berg Nilsen - vocals, saxophone, percussion
Kjell Ronningen - keyboards
Sverre Beyer - bass
Bjorn Jenssen - drums, Percussion
Additional musicians:
Erik Balke - Saxophone
Petter Katraas - Trumpet
Radka Toneff, Sylvi Lillegaard - Vocals


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Act - September Field (1985) 



Artist: Act
Album: September Field
Label: EMI / Odeon Records
Catalog#: 062 1374841
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Oslo, Norway
Released: 1985
Genre: Rock, New wave, Power pop
Duration: 00:38:44





Группа под названием The Act берёт своё начало с февраля 1983 г., когда этот проект именовался Wham Bam! Её будущий лидер Bjоrn Kulseth тогда перехал в Oslo и предпринял поиски других музыкантов через газету "Nye Takter". Его музыкальными предпочтениями были "новая волна" конца 70-х гг. и классический поп-рок 60-х. Вскоре к нему присоединился Rune Krogseth, который так же, как и Бьорн, был и ведущим, и бэк-вокалистом, играл на гитарах и сочинял песни. Потом появились бас-гитарист Trond Ihlen и ударник Dag Bogeberg, нелохо зарекомендовавшие себя на музыкальной сцене Осло с середины 70-х гг. Оба они были из группы Jydske Rev и даже выпустили в её составе один альбом - "Nyt det" в 1981 г.
Wham Bam! очень быстро приобрёл популярность как концертная команда, исполняя как оригинальные песни, так и кавер-версии хитов Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, The Blasters, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Smokey Robinson и т.д. Узнав, что в Великобритании уже есть молодёжный боп-коллектив - дуэт Wham!, группа в ноябре 1983 г. сменила название на The Act.
После выступления в столичном клубе "Ratz" в январе 1984 г. The Act взяли в свой состав на правах ассоциативного члена клавишника и гитариста по имени Stein Ramberg. Стейн был настоящим ветераном рока, имевшим за плечами опыт участия в таких группах, как Kollaps, Front Page, Saturday Cowboys и Ghostriders.
В декабре 1984 г. газета "Nye Takter" назвала The Act "Лучшей из групп, не имеющих контракта с лейблом" ("Best Unsigned Band").
В марте 1985 г. The Act реализовали свою первую запись на собственном лейбле, а дистрибьютор был найден в лице компании "Sonet Records". Сингл "Dream Talk" был записан в Осло и микширован в Лондоне инженером Steve Smith. За продюсирование материала взялся знаменитый Henry Padovani. Padovani, как известно, был первым гитаристом в The Police, а на тот момент занимал видный пост европейского вице-президента компании "I.R.S. Records" - ведущего британского и американского независимого лейбла, выпускавшего альбомы таких исполнителей, как R.E.M., The Cramps, The Fleshtones, The Go-Go's, Wall of Voodoo, The Alarm, The Lords of the New Church и др.
"Dream Talk" продавался очень хорошо, а также крутился на радиоволнах независимыми станциями. Более, того группе удалось выступить на единственном национальном телевизионном поп-шоу "Zting". Естественно, после таких презентаций посыпались предложения от различных звукозаписывающих фирм и компаний. И весной 1985 г. музыканты заключили контракт с EMI на запись трёх альбомов, после чего начали интенсивную работу в студии.
Однако в этот момент ударник Даг выразил желание прекратить своё участие в проекте, сославшись на семейные заботы и согласившись лишь на несколько живых выступлений, пока группа не найдёт ему полноценную замену. В июне 1985 г. оригинальный состав дал один из лучших своих концертов, разогревая публику перед выступлением американцев The Textones.
Запись дебютного альбома началась в августе 1985 г. в лучшей студии Осло "Bel", с помощью ветерана звукозаписи Ingar Helgesen и американского саксофониста Steve Berlin. Berlin играл вместе с лосанджелесскими коллективами The Plugz и The Blasters и приехал в Осло играть живые сессии вместе со своей новой командой Los Lobos (они также участвовали в записи знаменитого альбома Paul Simon "Graceland", который, однако, так и не был реализован до августа 1986 г.)
Из-за проблем с ударником музыканты в конце концов были вынуждены воспользоваться услугами известного сессионного мастера Per Hillestad (ранее играл в Lava, А-Нa и т.д.). Исполняя амбициозные требования Стива Берлина, музыканты также вынуждены были привлечь к записи дополнительных профессиональных мастеров. В конце концов они записали оригинальные и весьма хорошо исполненные песни, которые один из критиков окрестил как "pop 'n' roll" ...
Когда альбом "September Field" и сингл "Coming Closer" были успешно реализованы в 1985, название проекта было сокращено до Act. Однако уровень продаж грампластинок не устроили ни группу, ни лейбл. После июньского турне в Швеции и декабрьских концертов в Норвегии, когда группе приходилось по 12-14 часов в день находиться в дороге, в арктическом климате, Бьорн решил распустить группу и заняться сольной карьерой. В следующем году Кюльсет реализовал сольный альбом "Away" в рамках проекта "Hi-Yo Silver!" и создал группу The Contenders (играла "корневой рок"), с которой выпустил три альбома между 1989 и 1994 гг.

The Act formed under the name Wham Bam! in February 1983, after Bjorn Kulseth (b. 1962) had moved to the capital Oslo and advertised in the music paper Nye Takter for other players into late 1970s new wave and classic 1960s pop and rock.
Kulseth and Rune Krogseth (b. 1963) both sang lead and backing vocals, played guitars and wrote songs. Bass player Trond Ihlen (b. 1956) and drummer Dag Bogeberg (b. 1957) had been kicking around the Oslo music scene since the mid-1970s. Both had been in the band Jydske Rev (one album; Nyt det in 1981) though not at the same time.
Wham Bam! quickly become a popular live act, playing both original songs and covers of artists like Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, The Blasters, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Smokey Robinson etc. To avoid associations with the new UK teenybop duo Wham!, the band name was altered to The Act in November 1983.
After playing the Oslo club Ratz in January 1984, The Act took on keyboards and guitar player Stein Ramberg (b. 1961) as an associated member. Ramberg was a veteran of bands like Kollaps, Front Page, Saturday Cowboys and Ghostriders.
By both headlining shows around the country and supporting likeminded, visiting bands like Green on Red and R.E.M., The Act built a reputation as an exiting new live band. In December 1984 they were voted "Best Unsigned Band" in the annual readers poll in the music paper Nye Takter. Wannskr?k, soon to become DumDum Boys, came in fourth. - en.wikipedia.org

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  Side One:
A1. Coming Closer 03:07
A2. Storyteller 04:12
A3. Tell The Men 04:25
A4. Restless 04:25
A5. Can't You See 03:38
 • Side Two:
B1. When You Find Love 03:58  
B2. Dream Talk 05:13
B3. She Did It 02:40
 
Lead Vocals – Rune Krogseth 
B4. How To Win Friends 02:20
B5. September Field 04:39

    Producer by Steve Berlin
    Engineer by Ingar Helgesen
    Recorded in Bel Studios, Oslo in August 1985.
    Ⓟ 1985 EMI Norsk A/S

 
Members:
Bjorn Kulseth – vocals, guitars
Rune Krogseth – vocals, guitars
Trond Ihlen – bass guitar
Dag Bogeberg – drums

Associated members:
Stein Ramberg – keyboards & guitars
Bjorn "Julle" Juliusson – drums
Totto Hansen – drums

Backing Vocals:
Andrew Hardin, Bitten Forsudd, Bjorn Juliusson,
Grete Larsen, Lasse Hafreager, Richie Crane*,
Solfrid Stene, Stein Ramberg


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воскресенье, 22 сентября 2013 г.


Nadine Expert - It's Up To You (1979 AB Productions) 




Artist: Nadine Expert
Album: It's Up To You
Label: AB Productions
Catalog#: ABP 300 001
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: France
Released: 1979
Genre: Funk/Soul, Pop, Disco
Duration: 00:38:02







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  Side One:
A1. It's Up To You (My Mamie Told Me) 04:02
A2. All The Good Byes 05:17
A3. I Don't Wanna Sleep Alone 03:39
A4. I'm Satisfied Tonight 02:55
A5. Made In France 03:12
 • Side Two:
B1. Question Mark 03:15
B2. The One Who No One Cares For 03:15
B3. Let Me Play With My Doll 02:15
B4. I Did With The Rock And Roll 03:12
B5. Miss You 03:16
B6. Funky Piano Player 02:00

    Cutting by Translab
    Presse en France et distribue en France par CBS Disques
    © 1979 CBS Inc., CB 271
    Tracks A1, A3 to B4, B6: Ed. Abedition
    Track A2: Ed. Promo Pub
    Track B5: Ed. Francis Day


 
Credits:
Arranged By – B. Kaufman* (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B3, B4),
G. Sals* (tracks: A2, A4, B1, B2, B5, B6)
Artwork By [Design] – Five Little Fish Studio
Artwork By [Hand Lettering] – Jean Larcher
Photography – Francois De La Pierre Doree
Producer – J.F. Porry*
Recorded By [Assisted By], Mixed By [Assisted By] – P.J. Mary*
Recorded By, Mixed By – D. Pitois*
Written-By – Alan Merrill (tracks: A2), G. Sals* (tracks: A4, B1, B2, B6),
Jagger-Richards (tracks: B5), Jake Hooker (tracks: A2),
J.F. Porry* (tracks: A1, A3 to B4, B6),
N. Expert* (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B1, B3, B4),
R. Hatchi* (tracks: A1, B3, B4)


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среда, 4 сентября 2013 г.


Pollution - I (1971 Prophesy Records) 



Artist: Pollution
Album: Pollution I
Label: Prophesy Records
Catalog#: SD 6051
Format: Vinyl, LP, Unipak Gatefold
Country: US
Released: 1971
Genre: Funk / Soul, Rock
Duration: 00:38:21






Pollution was the brainchild of guitarist and songwriter James Quill Smith (aka Smitty), who appears to have organized the band and wrote a good deal of the songs they recorded. With most of the rest of their material written by other members of the group. On Pollution I, the band consisted of Dobie Gray (Percussion & Vocals), Ronnie Barron (Piano), Terry Furlong (Guitar), Jerry Jumonville (Saxophone), Dennis Kenmore (Percussion & Background Vocals), John Lambert (Bass & Vocals), Richard Lewis (Trumpet, Keyboards & Background Vocals), Christiaan Mostert (Flute, Keyboards, Saxophone & Background Vocals), James Quill Smith (Guitar, Harmonica & Vocals), Tata Vega (Percussion & Vocals), and Mike Reiley (Background Vocals). The lineup changed somewhat for Pollution II, most notably Dobie Gray was absent, but I don't have the full lineup for that one.
The band was managed by Max Baer Jr., son of the onetime World Heavyweight champion and the actor who played Jethro on the Beverly Hillbillies. This didn't appear to help their career as much as one might expect since, by all accounts, he was a lousy manager. He did better as a movie producer having put out some profitable gems like Macon County Line & Ode to Billie Joe.
James Quill Smith still performs and has a recent CD. Vocalists Dobie Gray (who appears on the 1st but not the 2nd of these) and Tata Vega (who appears on both) both went on to productive careers that continue to this day, and at least some of the other band members are still playing music as well. Pianist Ronnie Barron, in addition to his musical efforts, also went on to play the sleazy bartender in Steven Seagal's Above the Law.
Prophesy Records, which issued both of these albumes, was distributed by Atlantic that only had a few releases including a couple Kraut rock bands, a Clifton Chenier album & Quincy Jones' soundtrack for The Hot Rock--odd selection to say the least.


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  Side One:

A1. Travelin' High (With The Lord) 03:19
Congas – Joe Lalo*
Piano – Right Reverend Ether*
Written-By – Christiaan Mostert*, John Sargent

A2. This Feelin' Won't Last Long 03:45
Piano – Right Reverend Ether*
Synthesizer – Paul Lewinthal
Written-By – James Quill Smith

A3. Ballad Of A Well Known Gun 04:39
Congas – Joe Lalo*
Written-By – Elton John & Bernie Taupin

A4. Do You Really Have A Heart 03:26
Written-By – Paul Williams, Rodger Nichols*

A5. Dry Dream 03:41
Written-By – Christiaan Mostert*, James Quill Smith

 • Side Two:
B1. Underdog 03:55
Written-By – Sylvester Stewart
B2. River 04:17
Written-By – James Quill Smith

B3. Lo And Behold 03:46
Written-By – James Taylor

B4. Mother Earth 06:59
Written-By – Lewis Simpkin*, Peter Chatman


    © 1971 Atlantic Recording Corporation.
   
Recorded in Los Angeles at Paramount Recording Studios.
   Special Thanks to Marshal Brevetz & Wiley Brooks.
   Chicken Courtesy of the Los Angeles County Museum
   of Science & Industry (Returned in good health after photo session)



Credits:
Bass, Backing Vocals – John Lambert
Choir –
Church Of What's Happening Now Choir, The
Percussion, Backing Vocals –
Dennis Kenmore
Saxophone, Flute, Keyboards, Backing Vocals –
Christiaan Mostert*
Trumpet, Keyboards, Backing Vocals –
Richard Lewis
Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals –
James Quill Smith
Lead Vocals, Percussion –
Dobie Gray, Tata*
Choir (Leader) –
Sister Tata*


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вторник, 3 сентября 2013 г.


David Paton - Fellow man (2007 DPS 005) 



Artist: David Paton
Album: Fellow man
Label: DPS Records
Catalog#: 005
Released: 12. 20. 2007
Country: UK
Genre: Easy Vocal, Pop
Format: FLAC (track+.cue+log)
Bitrate: lossless
Cover: JPG, 300 dpi, HQ Scan
Duration: 00:41:37




Just a lew words on 'Fellow man'. I set off for Australia in August 2007 for a series of concerts. I took with me a working title for the album, a few notes on final lyrics and a rough idea of the running order. While in Sydney I met with Andrew Hogarth who took me to meet Uncle Max Eulo at a ceremony in St Mary's Cathedral. When I was introduced to Uncle Max his words to me were 'You've come a long way', these are the opening lines to 'Fellow man' and I realised then that I had a title for the album. Other song titles: 'I want' sounds selfish but has a lyric many of us would agree with, in an ideal world all of us would be surrounded by lots and lots of love. A song that came about thanks to a piece of software called Atmosphere is 'I've been here before' it's not as sinister as it sounds and more to do with drinking too much alcohol. 'You and I' the lyric was finished in Australia and was the final song recorded for this album. 'You' is a birthday song for Mary completed on the 21st of June. 'Give me a sign' written in Spain 2005 and included on the David Paton and friends CD. 'Fellow man' it's all in the lyric and I always wanted to write a song about this subject, it's not all doom and gloom, we do live on a beautiful planet. 'Crazy' I don't believe in trying to impress others with exaggerated statements, better to just tell it like it is. 'Heaven' is dedicated to Cousin Evelyn, sadly no longer with us. It's no secret, I'm a big Prince fan and 'I'm gonna make you happy' shows how much I like his music. 'Across the Oceans' this is a song about travelling and feeling lucky to see so much of the world and other cultures.l enjoy quality as opposed to quantity and try to achieve the best quality in my music and playing without over polishing everything, spontaneity and the flash of inspiration can be lost with a clinical approach. I've worked with people who spend days on getting 'the right snare drum sound', not for me, the right sound and playing the right part is important, but if it's not there within 15 minutes, I'll move on. Many songs were considered and rejected for this album, some of them might evolve and be used at a later time, for now, I'm happy to release this collection as my album for 2007.1 hope that it is enjoyed for what it is. - David Paton

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  Tracklist:

01. Fellow Man [Inst] 01:03
02. I Want 04:11
03. I've Been Here Before 04:03
04. You and I 03:44
05. You 04:05
06. Give Me a Sign 03:29
07. Fellow Man 04:11
08. Crazy (Tell It Like It Is) 03:26
09. Heaven 05:00
10. I'm Gonna Make You Happy 03:54
11. Across the Oceans 04:31

All songs written recorded & produced by David Paton.


Credits:
• Heaven written by David Paton and Patrick Logan.
• Front cover Photo of
Paha Sapa Sunset, South Dakota and inner sleeve
David with Uncle Max Eulo by Andrew Hogarth
• Photo of Sara and baby Jackson by
lain Scott
• Painting by
Katy McPhail
• Front cover photo of
David by Richard Newton
• Design and Artwork by
Kenny Herbert
• Management: Kirk Kiester,  
Blue Yonder Media Group
• Web:
www.davidpatonsongs.com
and wviw.davidpaton.com

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Carol Grimes - Daydreams & Danger (1988 Instant Records) 




Artist: Carol Grimes
Album: Daydreams & Danger
Ⓟ & © 1988 Instant Records
a division of LINE Music GmbH.
Catalog#: INCD 9.00539
Digitally rec. live from "An Evening With Carol Grimes" at The Drill Arts Centre, London, 1987.
Format: CD, Album
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Vocal
Total Time: 00:35:08






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  Tracklist:

01. Overture 00:29
02. Heart To Heart 04:27
03. Over The Moon 03:18
04. Daydreams & Danger 06:38
05. Walls 06:25
06. Never Gonna See Me Cry 05:18
07. Mental Mood 03:59
08. I'm Scared 03:50
09. You Drive Me Crazy 06:59
10. Overture 00:23  

Members:
Keyboards – Steve Lodder
Keyboards, Flute – Janette Mason
Vocals – Carol Grimes


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воскресенье, 1 сентября 2013 г.


Keith Hampshire - The First Cut (1973 A&M Records) 



Artist: Hampshire, Keith
Title: The First Cut
Label: A&M Records
Catalog#: SP 9006
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Year: 1973
Origin: Calgary, Alberta
Genre: Pop/Rock
Duration: 00:40:16





Keith Hampshire (born November 23, 1945 in Dulwich, London) is an English-born popular singer of the 1970s, famous in Canada for three top ten hits (including his #1 version of "The First Cut Is The Deepest", which topped the RPM 100 national singles chart on May 12, 1973), and the successful television show Music Machine. Though his voice resembles David Clayton-Thomas', Hampshire was not as successful in the United States, where his highest single only reached number 51. Between July 1966 and mid-August 1967, he was a DJ for Radio Caroline South on 259 metres, medium wave (1187kHz AM). His show was called "Keefers Commotions", and later "Keefers Uprising". In 1983, Hampshire released a song (as 'Bat Boys') entitled "OK Blue Jays", which became an anthem for the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team. Blue Jays fans sing it during the seventh-inning stretch of home games. The song was written by Alan Smith, Pat Arbour, Jack Lenz and Tony Kosinec. The song was remixed by Rob Wells and Chris Anderson of Big Honkin' Spaceship Inc. in 2003, and still plays during the seventh-inning stretch. On June 18, 2005 Hampshire was hired by Darren Stevens (comedian) to host a 60's-70's based oldies radio show on CHAY-FM in Barrie, Ontario. (en.wiki)

               • www.keithhampshire.com

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  Side One:
A1. Forget About Me 03:36
A2. Think 02:34
A3. Waking Up Alone 03:45
A4. Sittin' On a Fence 03:15
A5. Say You Don't Mind 03:15
A6. (That's All) Part of Losing 03:25
 • Side Two:
B1. Daytime, Night-Time 03:13
B2. You Can't Hear the Song I Sing 04:16
B3. Sitting in the Park 02:55
B4. First Cut is the Deepest 03:49
B5. Game of Love 03:00
B6. French Song 03:07

    From The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Leader Peter Schenkman
    Strings Arranged & Conducted By Gord Fleming & Bill Misener
    Background Vocals By The Laurie Bower Singers 

    With Oianne Brooks & Brian Russell
    Engineered By George Semkiw 'With A Little Help 

    From Mark Smith & Hayward Parrot)
    Produced By Bill Misener For Pig-Weed Productions
    Executive Producer - Gerry Lacoursiere
    Recorded At R.C.A. Studios,. Toronto, Canada.
    Design - Roger Griese
    Photography - Struan

 
Members:
Jim Morgan - Bass
Keith Hampshire - Lead Vocals
Brian Russel - Electric & Acoustic Guitar
Bill Misener - Electric & Acoustic Guitar
Gordon Fleming - Organ & Piano
Barry McMullen - Piano
Keith Hampshire - Water Bottle, Vocals
Jack Zaza - Flute, Baritone Sax & Eng. Horn
Arnie Chycoski, Al Stanwick - Trumpets
Laurie Bower, Russ Little - Trombone
Bob Livingston - Bass Trombone
David Brown - Drums, Percussion
Dick Smith - Congas


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Jake and the Rest of the Jewels - A Lick and a Promise (2011)



Artist: Jake and the Rest of the Jewels
Title: A Lick and a Promise
Label: Cd Baby.Com/Indys
Copyright: Jake and the rest of the Jewels
Released: October 16, 2011
Genres: Folk, Miscellaneous, Pop/Rock
Total Length: 00:43:34




Джейк Джейкобс создаёт музыку, которая без потакания вкусам публики и упрощения передает слушателю подлинное чувство дружелюбия.. Этого музыканта вообще можно считать олицетворением особого волшебного времени в музыкальной среде Нью-Йорка.
Записи Джейка (все, которые обычно очень рекомендуют) слишком редки - это два лонгплея дуэта Bunky & Jake 1969 и 1970 гг. и два с его группой Family Jewels 1970 и 1972 гг. С тех пор он записал только один сингл с более поздним составом Family Jewels для лейбла "Red Rooster" (подразделения NRBQ) в 1983 г. и альбом с детской музыкой с Bunky в 1993 г.
Что касается его нового альбома "A Lick And A Promise", то мы получили чудесную новую запись его музыки, бальзам с добрыми пожеланиями для души, что происходит в то время, когда хитиновый панцирь невежества и фанатизма затвердевает и искажает узы, которые связывают человеческие семьи. Но сие не означает, что музыка здесь усыпана сахаром.
"Just A Stone's Throw" - это болезненно точный портрет того, как много хороших людей в настоящее время находится всего в двух шагах от улицы, с музыкой, которая больше напоминает нежный гимн, чем панихиду, что в результате делает её еще более острее. Принятие желаемого за действительное так же остро ощущается в задумчивой "Locked Inside The City", с ее горькой поэзией и красивой струнной аранжировкой.
Вместе с тем музыка Джейка аппелирует и к другим человеческим чувствам. "Stay In Shape" полна оптимистичной энергии, которая вполне соответствует её названию, а в её тексте упомянуты имена Мухаммеда Али и Dr. J. В "For No One But The Moon" отдается дань пению а-капелла в модной стилистике на углу улицы, в то время как "Dusty" прославляет королеву голубоглазого соула, и здесь Джейк не впадает в музыкальную стилизацию.
"Annabelle" и "Kinky Afternoon" представляют собой характерные музыкальные виньетки, которые так хорошо удаются Джейку, а "Long Lost Friend" с любовью рассказывает о воссоединении друзей. Закрывает альбом "Lullaby of the Train" - воскрешение сладкой тайны и чуда того знакового образа, какой мы видим в воссоединённом дуэте Bunky & Jake. Один из восторженных рецензентов релиза, Josh Norton, признался, что это попросту один из самых его любимых альбомов года.

Jake Jacobs makes music that conveys a genuine sense of friendliness without being smarmy or simplistic. He is a personification of a particularly magical time in the musical spirit of New York City.
Jake's recordings (all of which are highly recommended) have been too rare - two LPs by the duo Bunky & Jake in '69 and '70, and two with his band the Family Jewels in '70 and '72. Since then he has only recorded a single with a later edition of the Family Jewels for NRBQ's Red Rooster label in '83,and an album of children's music with Bunky in '93.
With his new album, A Lick And A Promise, we now have a wonderful new recording of his music, a balm of good wishes for the soul that comes at a time when a chitinous shell of ignorance and zealotry has hardened and distorted the ties that bind the human family.
This doesn't mean that the music here is sugar coated. "Just A Stone's Throw" is an achingly accurate portrait of how so many good people are now just a stone's throw from the street, with music that is gently anthemic rather than dirge-like, making it even more poignant as a result. Wishful reverie marks the equally poignant "Locked Inside The City", with its bittersweet poetry and beautiful string arrangement.
The music hearkens to other sensibilities as well. "Stay In Shape" has an upbeat energy that befits its title while its lyrics name check Muhammad Ali and Dr. J. "For No One But The Moon" pays tribute to street corner a cappella singing in fitting fashion, while "Dusty" honors the queen of blue eyed soul without stooping to musical pastiche. "Annabelle" and "Kinky Afternoon" are the type of character vignettes that Jake does so well, and "Long Lost Friend" lovingly recounts a reunion. The album closes with "Lullaby of the Train", an evocation of the sweet mystery and wonder of that iconic image by a reunited duet of Bunky and Jake. This is easily one of my favorite albums of the year. - Josh Norton

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  Tracklist:

01. Rings 02:04
02. Stay in Shape 02:51
03. Just a Stone's Throw 03:08
04. For No One But the Moon 03:38
05. Annabelle 02:18
06. Willy and Toots 02:43
07. Kinky Afternoon 03:43
08. Dusty 02:56
09. Long Lost Friend 02:16
10. Apply to You 02:11
11. Lou's Brazilian Cook 02:22
12. A Little Too Much 02:30
13. Guitar, Guitar 02:48
14. Locked Inside the City 02:54
15. Don't Let It Go 01:13
16. Lullaby of the Train 02:59



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