Saturday, April 30, 2016

Richard Lockwood - In The Doorway Of The Dawn: The Chronicles Of A Song, Vol 1&2, (1972-2012)



Across two discs, In the Doorway of the Dawn presents almost 40 years of previously unheard songwriting from Tully founder Richard Lockwood.
Lockwood is renowned as the driving force behind early 70s Sydney folk-psych icons Tully, and for his work with the similarly revered Extradition and Tamam Shud.
In the process of working with Richard on the reissue of Tully’s landmark recordings (second album Sea Of Joy was released in 2012 Chapter, third record Loving Is Hard in 2013 and first album Tully in 2014), Chapter discovered that the very private songwriter had never stopped recording after the end of his much-loved band – only that he had lost interest in making his beautiful, transcendental music available to others.


It took some persuading for Richard to agree to a solo compilation to accompany the Tully reissues, but In the Doorway Of the Dawn justifies the effort beyond measure. Mostly recorded to cassette four track, and played impeccably on every imaginable instrument by Richard himself, In the Doorway Of the Dawn reveals a singular songwriter with an unswerving focus.
Of the 33 songs presented here, virtually all are written in tribute to spiritual master Meher Baba, whom Richard disovered in the late 60s and whose influence wholly transfigured the remainder of his life. Suffused in equal parts with serenity and yearning, Richard’s songs have a grace that is almost unequalled.


Of special note are the settings Richard recorded of works by Australian poet Francis Brabazon, named “the poet of the age” by Meher Baba. Over the course of decades, Richard interpreted many Brabazon poems, of which five are presented here.
The span of these recordings begins with live solo performances in 1972 (just after Tully had disbanded and Richard had joined fellow adventurers Tamam Shud) and continues right up until late last decade, with home recordings made by Richard in Melbourne. For 40 years, Richard wrote songs that could have been classics. 


But he was content merely to write them, sing them, sometimes record them, offer them to his Beloved Meher and then put them away in a box of cassettes in his cupboard. Complete with extensive liner notes, lyrics and photos, In the Doorway Of the Dawn is a revelation, the life’s work of a rare talent, even rarer for his lack of concern with public recognition.
Sadly, Richard Lockwood passed away in September 2012.


Richard Lockwood - In the Doorway Of the Dawn


Richard Lockwood - My Song


Tracks:
1-01  A Fool At Best
1-02  Save The Seals
1-03  Embers Are Cinders
1-04  Für Elise
1-05  The Fairy Bower Walk
1-06  Much Love For You
1-07  Yawning Void
1-08  Just To Be Near You
1-09  My Gift; Your Gift To Me
1-10  Not Afraid To Call Love Mine
1-11  If I Hadn't You
1-12  Meher, My Meher
1-13  Poets Are Queer Fellows
1-14  When I Met You
1-15  You Can Rely On Me
1-16  In The Doorway Of The Dawn
1-17  I Have My Found True Love (A Heart Singing)
2-01  Dawn Song Of The Great 700 Years World Peace
2-02  All The World Loves A Lover
2-03  Highest Of The High
2-04  Don't Throw My Love Back
2-05  Ain't No Politician
2-06  Let's Have A War
2-07  Small Is Beautiful
2-08  Question
2-09  Don't Be Afraid To Love
2-10  If Wishes Were Horses
2-11  Song Of A City Dweller
2-12  Meher, Lovely
2-13  Now I'm Adrift
2-14  Listen
2-15  Your Laughing Eyes
2-16  My Song

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Ellis and Lynch -There’s a Time There’s a Moment (1974)



The most delicate of folk groups featuring Ron and Nancy Ellis together with Michael and Collene Lynch. Their debut There’s A Time There’s A Moment is a first-class charmer that melts your heart with fragile harmonies overtop gentle acoustic guitar, piano and flute. Beautiful graceful melodies are lovingly expressed through songs like ‘Look At My Gifts’, ‘Jesus Heal Us’, ‘Song Of Ruth’, ‘Sweet Sweet Sound’ and the title track. ‘Taste And See’ has some nice acoustic guitar leads, while ‘Our Father’ is enriched by cello accompaniment. Catholic I’m assuming since one of the songs is ‘Hymn To Mary’. A wonderful example of stirring mellow acoustic music. Is that a tear forming in my eye? Nah, couldn’t be.    (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

Ellis and Lynch -Taste And See (1974)


Tracks:
01. Look At My Gifts
02. Jesus Heal Us
03. There’s A Time, There’s A Moment
04. Song Of Ruth
05. Teach Me Your Ways
06. Whom Shall I Fear
07. Taste And See
08. We Stand In Need
09. Hymn To Mary
10. Our Father
11. Simple Christmas Song
12. Sweet, Sweet Sound


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Monday, April 18, 2016

Foley & Kavanaugh - Ways To Get Through (1973)




Known more for being the mastermind behind the group St. Louis Jesuits, John Foley and fellow member John Kavanaugh have a crafted a beautiful double album of moody folk music unequaled in the Christian market.  While Foley’s other projects have been more praise-oriented, here the approach is not so much Jesus music (though the Savior’s name appears 2 or 3 times), but rather observations about life, people, and relationships written from a Christian perspective.  Most of the album is just an acoustic guitar and the two singers as on ‘Peas, Carrots, & Cabbages’, a 13-minute parable expanding on the lilies-of-the-field principles in Matthew 6.  A couple of the songs on the second disk get some heavy electric fuzz guitar.  Both gents share in the songwriting which leans toward the poetic – call it thinking-man’s folk.     (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

Foley and Kavanaugh - The Colors You Bring (1973)


Tracks:
01. Records, Piano And Guitar
02. It Is Good
03. Tastes Of Your Life
04. All Undone
05. You Are Far Away
06. Take My Ring
07. The Colors You Bring
08. Throw Me A Line
09. Let Me Not Say
10. Peas, Carrots And Cabbage
11. Save Them
12. The Promises Of Home
13. Clyde
14. Wind
15. Listen To The Angels
16. Lydia Moore
17. The Silo
18. Barbarie
19. Rainin’ Days
20. The Summer Will Rise
21. Evening Sunrise
22. How Can I Keep From Singing


Enjoy

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Dave Atkinson - Atkinsongs (1975)



"...I have been singing, playing and writing for over 40 years - and the music has always been a key part of my life and for me the songs capture life's moments in a way that no picture, memory or physical souvenir can do. I love the fellowship with others it brings and, I love song as an art form and delight in the many manifestations of the form I encounter along the way. There are of course enough songs out there already and no need for more from me, but, sometimes seemingly driven by a force outside me, the songs have kept coming. 
A survey of the songbook would find some favorite material originating from 1970-73 and a steady output continuing until 1990 by which time there were 320 songs. For the next 10 years there was virtually nothing and it appeared to be over, then late in 2001 my mischievous muse woke again and since then has supplied me with another 50 plus songs - but quantity was never a guarantee of quality, was it? - but there really are people who like some of them, and some of the older stuff has endured well.


Sadly (perhaps) money remains one of the main ways we register value in the world. But as for me I am richer every time someone says 'I like that song', and enriched many times over by songs and performances I hear from others.
I have recorded quite a few songs, now all collected on 10 separate CD's. I have also got sheet music (top line, chords and words) for around 50 of the songs. Just e-mail me on dave.atkinson27@googlemail.com if you are interested. Thank you!..."
Dave Atkinson

Dave Atkinson - Mary Allen (1975)


Tracks:
1. Dave Atkinson - Where I'm Going (3:39)
2. Dave Atkinson - Siegfried's Song (3:44)
3. Dave Atkinson - I Know Where I'm Bound (2:41)
4. Dave Atkinson - The Last House In Erskine Street (3:45)
5. Dave Atkinson - The Wedding Ring (3:09)
6. Dave Atkinson - Galleons (4:38)
7. Dave Atkinson - Mary Allen (1:51)
8. Dave Atkinson - The Cradle (3:06)
9. Dave Atkinson - For A Single Childhood Dream (3:56)
10. Dave Atkinson - Ain't Gonna Work A Lie (3:56)
11. Dave Atkinson - Saint Francis Of Assisi (2:38)
12. Dave Atkinson - Climbing In The Mountains (6:45)

Enjoy

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Peter Harris - Ruby (1975)



Peter Harris was a school teacher within the NSW school system and was posted to the area around 1974. He wrote a song about the PS Ruby and recorded a full album back in Sydney which was released on Ritz records, a subsidiary of Festival. Ruby was the title track of the album (and we have a copy at HOT FM)

When I was on the tourist Board we had two goes to get a good song on Mildura. In 1975 we got the late Tex Williams to record locally a single "The Paddleboat Song" and "The Mildura Song". It was recorded at the Norco Studios in Mildura by the late Brian Norris and issued as NCP 208. Both sides were written by Tex and Paul Williams, who were living out at Ruby Hayles place at Trentham Cliffs.


Around 1977 we did a similar experiment with Peter Harris and he wrote and recorded "The Murray Song" and "The River Bird Cries" It was recorded at Nor-Co and issued with the catalogue number of NCP 243.

Soon after that Peter left the district and from memory went to the Casino area of NSW [...] Peter did a lot of work with school kids on both sides of the Murray River during his time here.
Urbanbower

Peter Harris – Legend (1975)


Peter Harris - Beautiful Woman (1975)


Tracks:
A1      Ruby
A2      Early Morning Vigil         
A3      Beautiful Woman  
A4      Shellfish     
A5      Legend       
B1      Do You Ever?        
B2      I Danced...
B3      Second Hand Dreams     
B4      Be What You Wanna Be  
B5      Lennie        
B6      My Guide


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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Dan Lewis - Towards The Light (1979)




Dan Lewis (1953- ) songwriter, composer, instrumentalist, audio engineer, recording artist, arranger/producer with complete recording studio & mobile recording. On the Asheville music scene since 1974, Dan Lewis writes Americana songs flavored by the traditional old- time mountain music, folk tunes and bluegrass that he grew up with in the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina.

A music veteran who has performed hundreds of times for thousands of people in the US and the UK over the last 40 years, Dan helped organize early Bele Chere festivals in Asheville, produced many concert events, performed with 1st generation blues musicians Walter & Ethel Phelps, concerts and recording with synthesizer inventor Robert Moog (Mr. Synthesizer died in 2005), fronted the 1950s-60s dance band "Johnny & the Jokers". Twelve CDs of various original music. Acoustic guitar (finger-style, flatpicking and rhythm), electric guitar, synthesizers and other instruments. 





Creates/performs original songs, instrumental music, electronic, dance, pop, folk/traditional, Americana, traditional blues, etc. Awarded 3 artist grants from the North Carolina Arts Council. Recent shows with classic bluesman Ironing Board Sam, playing blues and 1960s soul music. Also currently performs traditional old time and Americana music with Sheila Kay Adams and the Scofflaws.



Audio engineer at Acoustic Audio Recording. Also specializes in transfer and conversion of old analog recordings on vinyl and tape to digital Cd and Mp3 format, with state-of-the-art noise reduction and digital re-mastering.

https://www.reverbnation.com/danlewismusic

Dan Lewis - Time (1979)


Dan Lewis - Right Here (1979)


Tracks:
SIDE 1
1) To Get Started
2) When I See You
3) Love From Afar
4) Dizzy
5) Hometown
6) Kitchen Floor Waltz
SIDE 2
1) In My Windowpane
2) Right Here
3) Blue Ridge Lullaby
4) Nobody's Baby for Long
5) Spring Thaw
6) Time

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Friday, March 18, 2016

My radio show tonight…







My radio show tonight…
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Excerpt of tonight’s playlist
1. Beethoven's Fifth - The Last Thing On My Mind (2:49)
2. Calliope - Awosting (The Truth) (3:03)
3. Candy Store Prophets - You're A Teaser (2:11)
4. Days of the Week - Home at Last (2:17)
5. Fallen Angels - Have You Ever Lost A Love (2:53)
6. Fargo - Promises Of Love (2:14)
7. Illusions - Tell Me No (2:14)
8. Intruders - Now That You Know (2:37)
9. Marty's Misfits - A Misfit (2:28)
10. Masterminds - Taken My Love (2:47)
11. MG & The Escorts - Remembering (2:32)
12. Pauline Scribner & The Peppermint Triangle - Hey Baby (1:47)
13. Polo's People - Take Care Of Our Love (2:55)
14. Prince & The Paupers - Shoulder Of A Giant (2:44)
15. Psycho - You Think You Got Me (2:39)
16. Richie's Renegades - Don't Cry (2:04)
17. Soul inc - Ode To A Girl (2:35)
18. The 4 M’S - First Day Of Your Life (2:51)
19. The Blue Condition - Once There Was A Girl (2:26)
20. The Brutes - Baby Come Home (2:39)
21. The Kee-Notes - Please Don't Tell Me No (2:32)