Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Autumn Tunes For Psych Spaniolos




Αφού δεν ήρθε ο χειμώνας πάλι καλα. Οι αγαπητοί φίλοι Fuzzy Daddy και Jose Kortozirkuito μπήκαν πάλι στο κόπο να φτιάξουν μία πανέμορφη συλλογή την οποία έστειλαν όταν μπήκε το φθινόπωρο αλλά τώρα αξίωσα να την ανεβάσω. Καθαρά ημερολογιακά πρόλαβα.

Τους ευχαριστώ από καρδιάς και ζητώ συγνώμη για την καθυστέρηση.

Tracklist:
01 Manos Hadjidakis - When The Clouds Come
02 Simon And Garfunkel - Leaves That Are Green
03 Brimstone - Visions Of Autumn
04 Small Faces - The Autumn Stone
05 Stone Poneys - Autumn Afternoon
06 Tom Parrott - Autumn Time In Grenada
07 Anita Kerr Singers - Autumn Afternoon
08 Bobby Callender - Autumn
09 Nick Drake - River Man
10 Stamatis Spanoudakis - Autumn
11 Vashti Bunyan - Rose Hip November
12 National Gallery - Diana In The Autumn Wind
13 Danny Gerrard - Autumn Blewn
14 Peter Fonda - November Night
15 Kinks - Autumn Almanac
16 Delicate Balance - Autumn Wind
17 Hamlets - It's Autumn
18 Summer Sounds - When Autumn Leaves Turn To Brown
19 October Country - October Country
20 Vigrass & Osborne - Forever Autumn

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Cream Bassist Jack Bruce Dead at 71




Jack Bruce, bassist from 1960s band Cream, has died aged 71, his publicist confirms.



Born in the Glasgow suburb of Bishopbriggs in 1943, his parents travelled extensively in Canada and the USA and the young Jack attended 14 different schools.
He finished his formal education at Bellahouston Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music, to which he won a scholarship for cello and composition. 
He left the academy and Scotland at the age of 16 and eventually found his way to London where he became a member of the influential Alexis Korner's Blues Inc, where Charlie Watts, later to join the Rolling Stones, was the drummer. 
He played in a number of bands throughout the early 60s, including John Mayall's Blues Breakers and Manfred Mann before joining Clapton and Baker in Cream.

The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts.

Cream - As You Said


Let's go down to where it's clean
To see the time that might have been.
The tides have carried off the beach.
As you said,
The sun is out of reach.

Let's go back to where it's clean
To see what year it might have been.
The road have carried off the smiles.
As you said,
To judge them at the trial.

Let's go back to now that's bad
To see the time we migt have had.
The rails have carried off the trains.
As you said,
I'll never come again, again, again, again.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Andy Robinson - Patterns Of Reality (1968)




Απολογούμαι για τις μέρες απουσίας, αλλά οι υποχρεώσεις αυξάνονται πλέον με γεωμετρική πρόοδο. Λοιπόν ένα δισκάκι που δεν «παίζει» πολύ στο νετ και πρέπει να υπάρχει. Είναι πολύ καλό. Ανέβασα δυο τραγούδια στο youtube που δεν υπήρχαν να πάρετε γεύση. Για πληροφορίες σκάλισα ότι υπήρχε και σας τα παραθέτω. Δεν αναγράφεται κάπου στα Αγγλικά κείμενα , αλλά ο δίσκος του κυκλοφόρησε το Νοέμβριο του 1968.

Να περνάτε και να περνάμε όλοι καλά δηλαδή όσο καλά μας αφήνουν να περνάμε όλα αυτά τα αχόρταγα τσακάλια που μας έχουν περιτριγυρίσει.


Originally from Philadelphia, he began singing and composing songs while still a student at the University of Colorado in Boulder. It was small clubs in and around Boulder that he first started singing professionally appearing with people like Judy Collins, Odetta and others. Their encourage ment led Andy to New York City where he met Janis Ian, who was impressed enough to introduce him to her manager. He was signed to a contract, and Janis Ian produced his forst album "Patterns of Reality" on the Philadelphia label.


1) According to a comment in "Rate Your Music" Andy Robinson was originally from Philadelphia. "Patterns Of Reality" (Philips PHS 600-289 / 1968) was recorded in L.A. and is full of well-crafted songs that hang together well. One might miss some rough edges but Andy Robinson's ambition wasn't to do a lo-fi album. On the negative side are some loungy moves at the end on some of his songs ("Are You Sleeping" and "Maiden Voyage" in particular), especially when he let's his studio pro's loose. All in all this is an album well worth hearing not unlike to Bob Ray, Toby Ben or Hamilton Camp for instance. Andy Robinson recorded a second album entitled "Break Out Of The City" on Janus in 1970 which I've never got the chance to hear.
 
Andy Robinson - Ballad of a Summer Girl


From 1966-1970, I was one of the show hosts (I think they still call them "dj's" there today) at college radio station WONY in Oneonta, NY. While the station was essentially a Top 40 formatted station, those of us on the air occasionally had a variety of album tracks and/or single releases (45's) from those albums sent to us by record companies. (Yes, we actually played vinyl records, because no one had even dreamed of mp3 tracks back then.)
In 1968, we featured almost every track on the album Patterns of Reality by Andy Robinson. According to a comment in Rate Your Music, "Andy Robinson was originally from Philadelphia. Patterns Of Reality was recorded in L.A. in 1968 and is full of well-crafted songs that hang together well." The songs weren't just a clear-voiced guy and his guitar; some were fully produced with piano and orchestra strings.
His songs became extremely popular with men and women listeners alike on WONY. The lyrics of his songs were compelling in the sense that they made you think about yourself and your relationships with other people without ever being preachy. And, as strange as it may sound, Andy's songs had an unusual way of making you forget all about time while you were listening. THAT takes real talent. Andy recorded a second album entitled Break Out Of The City in 1970 which I've never seen or heard. This lost song was the single we played that was very popular with WONY listeners. It still sounds good today.


Andy Robinson - Nothing Could Be Better


Personnel:
Andy Robinson - vocals
Artie Butler - piano, organ
Lincoln Mayorga - harpsichord, piano
Jim Gordon - drums
Earl Palmer - drums
Carol Kaye - bass
David Cohen - guitar
Dennis Budimir - guitar
Al Casey - guitar
Ken Watson - percussion
Gene Estes - percussion
Victor Feldman - percussion
Gary Coleman - percussion
Sid Sharp - violin
Bill Nuttycombe - violin
Sam Boghossian - viola
Jesse Ehrlich – cello

Tracklist:
01. Absolutely the End (3:38)
02. Ballad of a Summer Girl (3:30)
03. The Exhibition (2:37)
04. Time For Decision (3:41)
05.  Provider (3:25)
06. Tell You the Truth (2:51)
07.  Are You Sleeping? (4:20)
08.  Nothing Could Be Better (2:18)
09.  Maiden Voyage (4:11)
10.  Patterns of Reality (5:12)


Download Link:
http://uploadmirrors.com/download/1LCAOEDR/Andy_Robinson_-_Patterns_of_Reality__1968_.rar

Friday, September 05, 2014

The Sandalwood Candle NEW UPDATE



Few minutes ago, I received a mail from Mr. Gerry Dionne with many infos about “The Sandalwood Candle”.

Hi:


I was one half of the duo, The Sandalwood Candle. We recorded "Does Your Mother Know?" and "Ended Moments" at Arthur Smith Studios in Charlotte NC  in December of 1969. The other member of  the duo, Dick Lewis and I are the two voices. Dick also played 12 string guitar. I played bass and tambourine. The drummer is Nelson Lemmond, who also played with a Charlotte-based rhythm and blues band called The Tempest. They had a minor hit in 1968 entitled, "Would You Believe?". Other players on the session include Leslie Smiley on violin and harpsichord, Bill Tritt on second violin. I don't remember who played  the cello and oboe. Van Coble and Nelson Lemmond were co-producers. The engineer was Hank Poole. The label, 440 Plus was owned by Arthur Smith and distributed my Monument Records. The record got air play in Charlotte and, I was told, Chicago. Monument was in the process of being sold to CBS at the time, so this release got lost in the shuffle. I don't think it actually ever made it into any stores.

Here are two photos of the Sandalwood Candle from 1970. Dick Lewis is in the gray suit.



Dick Lewis is deceased. He died of cardiac arrest two years ago at age 68.The arranger, Bob Early was a Benedictine monk at Belmont Abbey in Belmont NC at the time  of the recording. He left the  monastery in the '70s, taught literature at Bowling Green University for a few years, got married and moved to Spain. 

Thank you for posting,

Gerry Dionne


I must say THANKS A LOT from my heart Mr. Gerry Dionne. 

The Sandalwood Candle - Does Your Mother Know (1969)


Gerry Dionne singing "The Number and the Name" in 1969 and "Does Your Mother Know" in 1981

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Candy Store Prophets - You’re A Teaser / The Time of Day (1966)



Πρόσφατα αποφάσισα να κάνω ένα back up αγοράζοντας επιτέλους μετά κόπων και βασάνων ένα δίσκο, για να βάλω μέσα τα τις μουσικές που έχω. Στο μεταξύ άκουγα κομματάκια από ένα ξεχασμένο αρχείο, οπότε έπεσα πάνω σε αυτό το γκρουπ.
Οι Candy Store Prophets είναι η συνέχεια ενός γκρουπ που λεγόταν Bassmen (υπήρχε άλλο ένα τότε με το ίδιο όνομα αλλά από την Αριζόνα). Οι συγκεκριμένοι πάντως δεν έχουν καμία σχέση με τους άλλους Candy Store Prophets των Boyce και Hart που έγραφαν και ηχογραφούσαν backing tracks στα πρώτα βήματα των Monkees
Οι Beatles μπορεί να ήταν αξεπέραστοι, έδωσαν όμως την ευκαιρία τότε σε μερικά παιδιά με μερικές συνθέσεις τους, ακόμα και να τους ξεπεράσουν. Έτσι πιστεύω και για το  «Youre A Teaser» όπου νομίζω είναι ένα από τα διαμάντια εκείνης της εποχής και το οποίο απορώ πως κανείς ως τώρα δεν το είχε ανεβάσει.   

Candy Store Prophets - You’re A Teaser (1966)


Candy Store Prophets


For info: http://www.thebassmen.com/

Candy Store Prophets:
Jamie Grant,
Charlie Feldman,
Mike Easter,
Tommy Johnson

Tracks:
Candy Store Prophets - You’re A Teaser
Candy Store Prophets - The Time of Day