пятница, 31 января 2014 г.

Love Sculpture - Blues Helping (1968) 

Artist: Love Sculpture
Album: Blues Helping
Label: Parlophone Records
Catalog#: PCS 7059
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country: UK
Released: Oct 1968
Genre: Rock, Blues Rock
Format: FLAC (img+.cue)
Bitrate: lossless
Duration: 00:42:10

•  As hyperkinetic blues albums by white English kids go, this is a good one. Dave Edmunds, armed only with a 1959 Gibson 335 and a 100-watt Marshall stack, cranks through these recognizable blues covers (with one original instrumental) with reckless abandon and gobs of technique. Backup support is handled by bassist John Williams and drummer Bob "Congo" Jones, who do their best to keep up and provide a rhythmic foundation for Edmunds to wail over. Edmunds also handled nearly all the vocals, and as blues singers go, he's merely serviceable, but what makes this album worthwhile is the revved-up guitar playing, especially when Edmunds shreds both Freddy King's "The Stumble" and Willie Dixon's "Wang Dang Doodle."
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  Side One:
A1. Stumble - 03:11
Written-By – Freddy King, Sonny Thompson
A2. 3 O' Clock Blues - 04:57
Written-By – B.B. King, Jules Taub
A3. I Believe To My Soul - 03:46
Written-By – Ray Charles
A4. So Unkind - 03:01
Written-By – Elmore James, Marshall Sehorn
A5. Summertime - 03:59
Written-By – Heyward, George Gershwin
A6. On The Road Again - 03:37
Written-By – Jones, Shade
 • Side Two:
B1. Don't Answer The Door - 06:10
Written-By – Jimmy Johnson
B2. Wang-Dang-Doodle - 03:31
Written-By – Willie Dixon
B3. Come Back Baby - 02:46
Written-By – Ray Charles
B4. Shake Your Hips - 03:22
Written-By – James Moore
B5. Blues Helping - 03:50
Written-By – Edmunds, Williams, Jones

      Producer – Kingsley Ward, Malcolm Jones
     Liner Notes – Malcolm Jones

Bass Guitar – John Williams
Drums – Bob ''Congo'' Jones
Guitar, Organ, Piano, Lead Vocals – Dave Edmunds
Vocals – John Williams, Bob ''Congo'' Jones
Piano – John Williams

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David LaFlamme - Inside Out (1978 Amherst Records) 

Artist: David LaFlamme
Album: Inside Out
Label: Amherst Records
Catalog#: AMH 1012
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Canada
Released: 1978
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock
Format: FLAC (img+.cue)
Bitrate: lossless
Duration: 00:37:22

•  David LaFlamme (born May 4, 1941, in New Britain, Connecticut) is a virtuoso violinist in both classical and rock music. David's mother was from a Mormon family in Salt Lake City, and when he was eight years old, the family moved there to be near her family. David had already been studying music since moving to Los Angeles at the age of five, and eventually he became the violin soloist for the Utah Symphony Orchestra. After briefly serving in the U.S. Army, he returned to the music scene in San Francisco in 1962. During the 1960s he performed with a wide variety of notable San Francisco acts, such as Jerry Garcia and Janis Joplin. He first formed the band Electric Chamber Orkustra, and later, an early version of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks. Then, in summer 1967, he formed It's a Beautiful Day. An eponymous LP was released by Columbia Records in 1969, containing their biggest hit, "White Bird". After a few more albums with It's a Beautiful Day, LaFlamme went on to work in other acts. He has appeared on the television shows Frasier, Ellen and Wings, as a strolling violinist who stands right at the table in a restaurant, playing loudly or annoyingly. (wiki)

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  Side One:
A1. Who's Gonna Love Me 04:07
A2. My Life 03:43
A3. Night Song 02:38
A4. Forever And A Day 04:24
A5. Somewhere Down The Road 02:45
 • Side Two:
B1. Where Flamingos Fly 05:26
B2. The Day You Went Away 06:25
B3. Need Somebody 04:00
B4. Can't Wait Until Tomorrow 03:43

Doug Kilmer - Electric Bass
James 'Willy' Ralston - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Michael Baird - Drums, Performer (Overdubs)
Mitchell Froom - Organ, Piano, Trumpet, Vibraphone, Electric Piano, Mini Moog
Dominique Dellacroix - Harmony Vocals
David Laflamme - Lead Vocals, Violin, Viola
Peter Milio - Drums

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Ian Whitcomb - You Turn Me On! (1965 Tower Records) 

Artist: Ian Whitcomb
Album: You Turn Me On!
Label: Tower Records
Catalog#: T-5004
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1965
Genre: Pop Rock, Beat
Duration: 00:29:38

•  Whitcomb’s single, “You Turn Me On” reached Billboard’s number 8 spot in July 1965. During his summer vacation in 1965, Whitcomb went to America to appear on such television programs as Shindig, Hollywood A Go-Go and American Bandstand. Whitcomb played the Hollywood Bowl with The Beach Boys in 1965 and then toured with The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, and Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs.
“N-Nervous!” Whitcomb’s next release, was recorded in Hollywood, California and reached Billboard’s Top 50. He returned to Dublin for his history finals and received a B.A. degree. In 1966 he turned to early popular song: his version of a 1916 comedy number, “Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go with Friday on Saturday Night?” was a West Coast hit, reviving the ukulele before the emergence of Tiny Tim.
After making four albums for Tower Records and producing Mae West on her album called Great Balls of Fire for MGM Records in 1972, Whitcomb returned to the UK where he began his writing career with After the Ball. He later wrote Tin Pan Alley, A Pictorial History (1919–1939) and a novel, Lotusland: A Story of Southern California. (Wiki)
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  Side One:
A1. You Turn Me On 02:43
A2. River Of No Return 02:22
A3. Be My Baby 02:59
A4. Nervous 03:54
A5. Poor But Honest 02:47
A6. Fizz 02:54
 • Side Two:
B1. This Sporting Life 02:51
B2. Too Many Cars On The Road 01:51
B3. That's Rock N' Roll 02:18
B4. Sugar Babe 01:57
B5. No Tears For Johnny 02:56

Ian Whitcomb - Vocals
Mitch Michell, Jim Gordon - Drums
Jimmy Page, Al Casey, James Burton - Guitar
John Paul Jones - Bass
Jim Horn - Saxophone

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четверг, 30 января 2014 г.

Eddie Mottau - No Moulding (1977) 

Artist: Eddie Mottau
Title: No Moulding
Label: Neworld Media
Catalogue: NWS 050677
Released Date: 1977
Country: USA
Genre: Pop/Rock
Duration: 00:36:58

•  Boston-born guitarist Eddie Mottau has enjoyed a five-decade career that has carried him across a dozen or more crazes, waves, and other trends in music. From a boyhood interest in folk music, he formed a team with his friend Joe Hutchinson as Two Guys from Boston, who got to record a single for Scepter Records with Paul Stookey, of Peter, Paul & Mary, as producer. The duo eventually became the psychedelic folk-rock band Bo Grumpus, who relocated to New York to be recorded by Felix Pappalardi. That group -- which for a time assumed the name Jolliver Arkansaw -- lasted until 1970.
Mottau returned to Paul Stookey's orbit, playing guitar and serving as co-producer of the latter's first post-Peter, Paul & Mary solo album, Paul And. That project led to his crossing paths with John Lennon, which resulted in his working with Lennon's live band, and to a gig playing with Lower East Side music rebel David Peel. Mottau recorded and released his first solo album, No Turning Around (MCA) -- produced by Stookey -- in 1973. And he was back working again with Lennon the following year, on Walls and Bridges, and again in 1975 on Rock 'n' Roll. Another solo album, No Moulding, followed in 1977. Mottau continues to play and record, but out of New Hampshire -- where he has lived since the 1980s -- rather than New York City. - Bruce Eder

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  Side One:
A1. Glory Of Love (Billy Hill) - 02:48
A2. I Love You (Eddie Mottau, Eddie Ryan & Jimmy Clark) - 03:09
A3. Living The Life Of Riley (Eddie Mottau & Jimmy Clark) - 03:41
A4. Empty Pockets Blues (Seeger & Hayes) - 02:45
A5. Starting From Scratch (Eddie Mottau & Walter Holt) - 03:10
A6. This Year (Eddie Mottau & Jimmy Clark) - 03:06
 • Side Two:
B1. Jazz-Bo-Brown (Adapted & Arranged by Eddie Mottau) - 03:31
B2. For You (Eddie Mottau & Eddie Ryan) - 02:34
B3. Whistle A Tune (Eddie Mottau & Eddie Ryan) - 02:34
B4. The Winner (Noel Paul Stookey) - 03:32
B5. Jesus Is On The Mainline (Adapted & Arranged by Eddie Mottau) - 02:35
B6. Morning Dancer (Jimmy Clark) - 03:38

     Produced & Engineered by Noel Stookey

Eddie Mottau - Vocals, 6 &12 Strings Guitar
Noel Paul Stookey - Producer, Melodica on A3, Back-up Vocals on B5
Eddie Ryan - Songwriting
Jimmy Clark - Bass, Harmony Vocals
Vic Hyman - Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Back-up Vocals on B5
Wayne Cadrain - Harmonica, Bells & Knees
Walter Holt - 12 Strings Guitar, Harmony Vocals on A5
Stu Davis - Assistant Engineer, Back-up Vocals on B5
Elaine Sutherland - Back-up Vocals on B5
Bob Wilson - Photograph & Art Work, Back-up Vocals on B5
Elizabeth Stookey - Back-up Vocals on B5
Anna Stookey - Back-up Vocals on B5
Kate Stookey - Back-up Vocals on B5

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Pacheco & Alexander - Tom Pacheco and Sharon Alexander (1971) 

Artist: Pacheco & Alexander
Album: Tom Pacheco & Sharon Alexander
Label: CBS, Columbia
Catalog#: C 30509
Released: 1971
Country: US
Genre: Pop/Rock, Folk Rock
Duration: 00:38:48

•  When Tom Pacheco's group Euphoria dissolved, Sharon and Tom worked as a duo for a time, mostly around Greenwich Village. While performing at The Gaslight they were approached by an A&R man from CBS who arranged for them to audition for then label head, Clive Davis.
A few weeks later, the pair walked out of New York's CBS building with a record deal. Pacheco & Alexander 1971, a twelve-track collection of songs penned by Tom, was produced by John Hall. By this stage, Hall had already recorded his first solo album, which had included three of Tom's songs. The Pacheco & Alexander liner credits the songs to Pacheco, while the disc states Pacheco/Alexander. The liner is correct. Tom and Sharon's album was not a commercial success and the pair drifted apart. (James Oglethorp)
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  Side One:
A1. White River Junction 02:55
A2. Anna Lee 04:31
A3. Milwaukee 02:42
A4. Morning 04:23
A5. The Night The Ice Age Came To Mobile 03:12
A6. Gather Your Children 02:58
 • Side Two:
B1. Lost On A Stormy Day 03:23
B2. White Buffalo 02:19
B3. Please Take A Stand 02:42
B4. Roll With The Flow 02:43
B5. Since I Was Born 04:37
B6. Turn Out Every Light 02:09

     All Songs by Tom Pacheco
     Produced by John Hall
     Engineering: Tim Geelan

Tom Pacheco - Vocals, Acoustic guitar, Back-up vocals
Sharon Alexander - Vocals, Back-up vocals
Richard Bell, John Simon - Piano
Harvey Brooks, Brad Campbell, Jim Colegrove - Bass
Richard Davis - String Bass
John Hall - Lead Guitar, Steel, Organ, Melodica, Back-up vocals
Paul Harris - Piano, Organ, Harpsichord
Bill Keith - Steel
Wells Kelly, Denny Seiwell - Drums
N.D. Smart, Greg Thomas - Drums

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Gary Lewis & The Playboys - Listen (1967) 

Artist: Gary Lewis & The Playboys
Album: Listen!
Label: Liberty Records
Catalog#: LRP-3524
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Mono
Country: US
Released: 1967
Genre: Rock , Pop Rock
Duration: 00:30:45

•  Gary Lewis was one of the very few American pop stars who was drafted and served in the military during the Vietnam War, and the slightly goofy but well-crafted pop/rock records that were his stock in trade were rapidly going out of style as Lewis entered the service in 1967. Listen!, recorded while Lewis was on leave, was intended to serve two purposes: to keep him in the public eye while he was overseas, and to update his sound and approach as psychedelia and heavy rock where becoming the dominant sounds in rock & roll. Listen! is a long way from psychedelia, but it's significantly artier and more ambitious than "This Diamond Ring," "She's Just My Style," or any of Lewis' other hits; "Happiness" is largely cut from the same cloth, but the Phil Spector-esque production was clearly on the grand side for Lewis. Producer Gary Klein selected some excellent material for Lewis, including two Tim Hardin numbers ("Reason to Believe" and "Don't Make Promises"), John Sebastian's "Six O'Clock," and three tunes by Alan Gordon and Garry Bonner of the Magicians (one of which, "She'd Rather Be with Me," was recorded around the same time by the Turtles and became a hit). Jack Nitzsche arranged the sessions (with session musicians taking the place of the Playboys), and he transforms these songs into stylish pop that's sophisticated, engaging, and more forward-thinking than anyone might have expected from a Gary Lewis album. And while no one ever described Lewis as one of the great singers of his generation, Klein and Nitzsche clearly worked with him on Listen!, and he sounds sure and confident on this album; the material doesn't stretch his range, but the where he often sounded clumsy on his hits, he approaches this material with aplomb. Listen! is something less than a lost classic, but for a guy who was never considered to be an artist of lasting importance, it shows that given the right material and careful nurturing, he had it in him to make a worthwhile album. - Mark Deming
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  Side One:
A1. Jill 02:19
A2. Don't Make Promises 02:45
A3. She'd Rather Be With Me 02:38
A4. Look, Here Comes The Sun 02:37
A5. Happiness 02:28
A6. Bring The Whole Family 02:35
 • Side Two:
B1. Reason To Believe 02:40
B2. New Day 02:08
B3. Small Talk 02:38
B4. Angel On The Corner 02:36
B5. Six O'Clock 02:30
B6. Young And Carefree 02:20

     Arranged By, Conductor – Jack Nitzsche
     Art Direction – Woody Woodward
     Engineer – John Haeny
     Photography By – Ivan Nagy
     Producer – Gary Klein

Jim Keltner, Hal Blaine - drums
Gary Lewis - vocals, drums
David Walker, Tommy Allsup - guitar
Allan Ramsay, David Costell - guitar
John West - electric accordion
Snuff Garrett - producer, backing vocals
Leon Russell - keyboards
Carol Kaye, Joe Osborne - bass
Ron Hicklin - backing vocals

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вторник, 28 января 2014 г.

Style - S/t (1988 RAzz-a-MAtazz Records) 

Artist: Style
Album: Style
Label: RAzz-a-MAtazz Records
Catalog#: 8X563
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Rock
Duration: 00:40:53

•  Да уж, слишком долго альбом "Style" томился в безвестности, будучи недостижимым даже для самых крутых соул и фанк коллекционеров по всему миру. Безусловно, это самый редкий до неприличия соул-альбом группы из Индианаполиса с таким же названием, которая была одной из самых популярных в данном жанре в начале 80-х годов. Её участниками были Jerry Brown, Katharine Carter, Donald Daily, William Drane, Terry Moncrief, Diane White и Thomas Woods.
Оба лидера Style - Thomas Woods и William Drane были оригинальными участниками-основателями группы Soul Relation Show Band, которая записала на неясном лейбле Beetle, коим владел John Footman, свой невероятный "Mongo Strut" ещё в 1972 году. Позднее они сократили своё название до SRB, а в конечном итоге превратились в Style. Как вспоминал Woods, причиной этого было то, что мир "соул" считался немного старомодным, чтобы использовать такое название в конце 70-х годов.
Ходят слухи, что продюсер Jim Horton (что также продюсировал "Take Me" от Fabulous Souls) забросил несколько непроданных партий этого альбома в свой гараж где-то в 2000-х годах и пару сотен его копий случайно сжёг гитарист Woods. Это на самом деле слишком плохо, потому что время такого альбома, пожалуй, ещё впереди. Вы вряд ли найдёте хотя бы один его экземпляр в ближайшем будущем, но если наткнётесь на него, то оно того стоит.
Сам альбом является сильной смесью среднего темпа соул-кусков и баллад с изрядным участием вокала. Правда, принятыми мерами аранжирования и инструментальной обработки значительно добавлены звуки синтезатора, но это только делает материал более запоминающимся и захватывающим при прослушивании. Как опять же вспоминал Woods, его группа SRB всегда находилась под сильным влиянием коллектива Parliament, за которым стоял George Clinton, а потому и рок-ориентированные соул / фанк оттенки просвечивают здесь всюду.

For too long the Style album has languished in obscurity, unknown to even some of the hardest soul and funk collectors around the world. Certainly the most obscenely rare soul album out of Indianapolis, Style was one of the most popular soul groups in the early 80s. It's membership included Jerry Brown, Katharine Carter, Donald Daily, William Drane, Terry Moncrief, Diane White and Thomas Woods.
Both Thomas Woods and William Drane were original founding members of Soul Relation Show Band that recorded on John Footman's obscure "Beetle" imprint their incredible "Mongo Strut" way back in 1972. They later shortened their name to SRB and eventually morphed into Style. According to Woods the reason for this was that the world "soul" was considered a bit old-fashioned to have in your name by the late 70s.
Rumor has it that producer Jim Horton (who also produced Fabulous Souls - Take Me) threw away a small garage unit filled with this album sometime in the earls 2000s and a couple hundred were accidentally burned by the guitarist Woods. It's really too bad because it's an album whose time is yet to come. You won't likely find one soon, but it's worth picking up if you stumble across one.
The album itself is a strong mixture of mid-tempo soul cuts and ballads with great singing. True, the material's arrangements and instrumentations are dated by the synthesizer sounds, but it only makes the material more memorable and more exciting to listen to. It's hard for me to forget that Woods informed me that his SRB band was heavily influenced by George Clinton's Parliament and the rock-oriented soul/funk arrangements shine through.
Several years ago I was lucky enough to stumble across one of the Style test pressings in a collection in Indianapolis. The guy who had it thought for some reason that the record was never issued. Indeed, the original proved to be as elusive to find as the test pressing. Both the original gold cover and the test pressing are shown in the photos above.

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  Side One:
A1. Video Playgirl 04:45
A2. Make It Count 03:00
A3. All I Need Is You 03:54
A4. You Don't Want To Settle Down 04:53
A5. Sexy, Sexy 03:07
 • Side Two:
B1. Disconnect Notice 04:19
B2. Illusions 04:56
B3. Holding On 03:50
B4. Make That Move 04:41
B5. Give Me Your Number 02:56

     Recorded and Mixed at T.M.C. Studio
     Engineer – Donnie Sawyer, Jeff Templeton
     Producer – Ernest Jones, James Horton

Jerry Brown - Bass, Backing Vocals
Terry Moncrief, Thomas Woods - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Diane White, Katharine Carter, Thomas Woods, William Drane - Keyboards
Diane White, Katharine Carter, Terry Moncrief - Lead Vocals
Diane White, Katharine Carter - Backing Vocals
Donald Daily - Drums

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Many thanks to funkiss

Hoyt Axton - Fearless (1975) 

Artist: Hoyt Axton
Album: Fearless
Label: A&M Records
Catalog#: SP-4571
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1975
Genre: Folk, Country Rock, Bluegrass
Duration: 00:32:37

•  Hoyt Wayne Axton (March 25, 1938 – October 26, 1999) was an American folk music singer-songwriter, and a film and television actor. He became prominent in the early 1960s, establishing himself on the West Coast as a folk singer with an earthy style and powerful voice. As he matured, some of his songwriting efforts became well known throughout the world. Among them were "Joy to the World", "The Pusher", "No No Song", and "Greenback Dollar" (wiki)

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  Side One:
A1. Idol Of The Band 03:13
A2. Evangelina 03:31
A3. Flash Of Fire 02:43
A4. Lay Lady Lay 03:05
A5. Jealous Man 01:18
A6. Paid In Advance 02:29
 • Side Two:
B1. An Old Greyhound 02:52
B2. A Stone And A Feather 02:58
B3. Gypsy Moth 03:15
B4. Beyond These Walls 03:34
B5. Penny Whistle Song 01:20
B6. The Devil 02:54

     Engineer – Alex Kazanegras
     Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
     Producer – David Kershenbaum

Jim Kletner, Jeff Porcaro - Drums
Hoyt Axton - Guitar, Vocals
Larry Carlton - Guitar, Bass
Ben Benay, James Burton, Dean Parks, Frank Reckard, Bob Worford - Guitar
Ed Black, Hank DeVito - Pedal Steel Guitar
Michael Botts - Drums, Background Vocals
Teda Bracci, Buddy Brayfield, Randle Chowning, John Dillon, Marc Edelstein,
William Griffin, Nicolette Larson, Larry Lee, Warren "Pete" Moore,
Robert Rogers, Ronald White, Cathy Smith - Background Vocals
Gary Coleman - Percussion
Al Johnson - Penny Whistle
Mark Dawson - Harp, Background Vocals
Larry Muhoberac, Michael Omartian, George Clinton - Piano
Joe Sample - Electric Piano
Jerry Scheff, Klaus Voormann, Harley Trey Thompson - Bass
Tom Scott - Clarinet
Ernie Carlson - Trombone

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The Archers - Fresh Surrender (1977) 

Artist: The Archers
Album: Fresh Surrender
Label: Light Records
(Sheridan Square Entertainment)
Catalog#: LSB-5707
Released: 1977
Country: US
Genre: Christian rock
Duration: 00:38:33

•  The Archers were one of America's earliest Contemporary Christian music groups. They were originally brothers Tim and Steve Archer, Nancye Short and Billy Rush Masters. After Masters and Short departed in 1977, sister Janice Archer joined. They enjoyed greater longevity than most of the pioneering CCM artists, recording chart hits in the decades of the 1970s, '80s, and '90s. Their hits included, "Jesus Is The Answer", "Little Flowers", "It Wouldn't Be Enough", "Fresh Surrender", "Stand Up!", and "Heaven In Your Eyes". Former Maranatha! Music artist and CCM pioneer Erick Nelson defined The Archers' role in the development of contemporary Christian music as representing one-half of a convergence: traditional vocal groups like The Archers got hipper while the hippie rock groups (like the Maranatha bands) got more mellow—eventually both evinced the polished, commercial sound that would be identified as stereotypical contemporary Christian music.
Fresh Surrender was The Archers fourth studio album and third Light Records release. It and its title song were nominated for a Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Award, and claimed an astounding seven airplay hits for the Jesus music stars. Perhaps more importantly it signaled a marked change for the band, both in sound and appearance. It was recorded on the departure of two founding-members, Billy Rush Masters and Nancye Short-Tsapralis who had been linchpins in the creation of the group’s sound and writing team for six years. Now a trio with sister, Janice Archer, who had been traveling with the combo for some time, The Archers took off in a new direction that would define them for the rest of their career. The project was arranged by Elvis Presley's original TCB Band keyboardist, Larry Muhoberac who went on to co-produce The Archers' next album, Stand Up! also released by Light Records. Once again, the band was joined in the studio by an elite group of Los Angeles recording musicians, including Steely Dan alumni Ben Benay, Dean Parks, Lee Ritenour, Wilton Felder, David Hungate, Mike Baird, and Jim Keltner. (wiki)

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  Side One:
A1. I Need You (Billy Rush Masters) – 03:33
A2. Fresh Surrender (Masters) – 02:55
A3. With Every Breath I Take (Aldridge) – 04:28
A4. Water Into Wine (Steve Archer) – 03:16
A5. Give Him Praise (Phil Kristianson) – 04:48
 • Side Two:
B1. I’m Gonna Rise (Nancye Short-Tsapralis) – 03:12
B2. Change (Short-Tsapralis) – 03:31
B3. Sanctified Life (Archer, Kristianson) – 03:33
B4. Make Me An Instrument (Coffey) – 04:41
B5. You Know The Future (Learning) – 04:23

     Producers: Bill Cole, Tim Archer & Steve Archer
     Vocal Arrangements: Tim Archer, Steve Archer & Janice Archer
     Instrumental Arrangements: The Archers & Larry Muhoberac
     Orchestrations: Larry Muhoberac

Steve, Tim and Janice Archer - Vocals
Drums - Mike Baird, Jim Keltner & Paul Leim
Bass - Wilton Felder, David Hungate & Reinie Press
Guitars - Ben Benay, Dean Parks, Lee Ritenour, Tony Sena & Fred Tackett
Keyboards - Phil Kristianson & Larry Muhoberac
Strings (Concert Master) - Jimmy Getzoff

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понедельник, 27 января 2014 г.

Silverbird - Getting Together (1972 Columbia) 

Artist: Silverbird
Album: Getting Together
Label: Columbia
Catalog#: KC 31570
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1972
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock
Duration: 00:26:23

•  This album is dedicated to Ginger. Through the years, it has become established and realized that the longer a band sticks together, the tighter and more cohesive it becomes. After all, it makes sence. Practice, common experience and the unpredictable changes a group of people literally living together must go through make a tighter unit.
So if a time-tested band is a tight unit, then a time-tested family is an even tighter one. Silverbird is a tightly knit band and an even more tightly knit family. Originally from New Mexico, Silverbird consists of brothers Gilbert, 15, Mark 17, and Perry, 16, along with nephew Rudy, 20, mother Virginia and father Reuben. As to the ages of Ma and Pa, Virginia told me to ask Reuben and Reuben told me to ask Virginia.
Their music is based on harmonies that are bellringing and melodies that are so encompassing that a message, it's to tale a little off your back, remove a worry or two and maybe even add several smiles to your day. As far as I'm concerned, that's plenty. (back cover)

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  Side One:
A1. Getting Together 02:45
A2. You're Too Young 03:07
A3. The Summer's Gone 04:34
A4. You 03:47
A5. Just Thinking Of You 02:35
 • Side Two:
B1. Meet Me After School 03:03
B2. She's Gone 02:48
B3. Always By My Side 02:33
B4. My Love 04:24
B5. Gotta Crackin' 03:20
B6. You're The One 03:27

     Recording Engineers: Tim Geelon, Stan Tonkel
     Mixing Enginers: Mike Figlio and M. C. Rather
     Remixs Enginer: Jack Ashkinazy
     Produced and Arranged by Paul Leka

Warm and sincere thanks to Clive Davis.
Special thanks to: Kip Cohen, Steve Popovich, George Brever,
Larry Harris, Jonathan Coffino.

Phyllis Blackman and the entire Columbia staff too numerous to mention.
Last but not least, thanks to our producer Paul Leka who put it all together.

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                                        • Many thanks to Mondo Exploito