воскресенье, 15 июня 2014 г.

Stillrock - Stillrock (1969 Enterprise)

Artist: Stillrock
Album: Stillrock
Label: Enterprise
Catalog#: ENS-1016
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1971
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Southern Rock
Duration: 00:31:36

Stillrock -according to the Lp- or Still Rock, depending on the scarce sources found in cyberspace, was a short-lived group whose only effort -most probably from 1969 even though some argue 1971- featured a very pleasant collection of tunes. You can hear double and three-part harmonies and singing, along with clever influences of the Everlys, the Beatles -btw, The Reach Of My Memory is, how to describe it... Freeasabirdian thirty years in advance? Oh, and a lot of Hollies (a lot), all within the boundaries of a beautiful Southern rock flavor. CSN&Y anyone? You get steel guitar parts, a couple of ballads with violins in the background, nice countrified mid tempos where you can even smell the grass, a correct rendition of Isaac Hayes' soulful When Something Is Wrong With My Baby, and even a shy attempt at light psych.
During the 1950s, a teenaged Don Preston had the opportunity to strum his guitar for many of the day's hitmakers, including the Penguins, the Coasters, the Olympics, and the Jaguars. He went on to work with a roster of artists that included Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ritchie Valens, the Righteous Brothers, Gene Vincent, Rick Nelson, Ray Sharpe, and Jessie Hill. Influences from those years can be heard in Preston's Sacre Blues album, which blends the blues with elements of country and rockabilly. The guitarist also was a member of the Shindogs during the 1960s, along with Chuck Blackwell and Delaney Bramlett. By the following decade, he was part of Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen. Later work includes a trio of recordings with blues guitarist Freddie King. He also contributed vocals and guitar work to Leon Russell's Shelter People, and appeared at George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh.

 • Side One:
A1. So Hard To Say Goodbye 02:18
A2. The Reach Of My Memory 03:06
A3. Mighty Time 03:08
A4. Rolling In My Dreams 02:48
A5. Hiway Fever 02:20
A6. Waiting for The Door To Open 02:55
 • Side Two:
B1. Wedding Parade 03:12
B2. I Can Remember 02:47
B3. Lost City Child 02:48
B4. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby 03:36
B5. She Was A Long Time Ago 02:42

      Produced by Don Nix

Bobby Cochran - Guitars & Vocals
Casey Van Beek - Bass & Vocals
Bob Young - Drums & Vocals
Don Preston - Guitars & Vocals

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