Sunday, February 19, 2017

Dwayne Cannan - Spare Change (1980)



Θέμα αυτή τη φορά ο Καναδός Dwayne Cannan, ο οποίος το 1980 έβγαλε αυτό το Private Press (χωρίς label), στο Edmonton. Βγήκαν 300 κόπιες οι οποίες δόθηκαν χέρι με χέρι. Folk περιεχόμενο όπως οι τελευταίες δημοσιεύσεις μου.


Dwayne Cannan picked up his first guitar at ten but set it down again, concentrating instead on an odd combination of bull riding and boxing. His interests were renewed at 17 when a friend from his youth, who had moved away, returned to the area having developed incredible talent at the guitar during his absence.


The two hitchhiked around the United States for a year before returning home to Canada to form a band that featured Cannan on drums. The guitar, however, kept calling his name. Scraping together money from his construction job, Cannan entered Edmonton’s Homestead Recorders in June 24-25 1980, with his newly-bought Gibson acoustic in hand.

Dwayne Cannan - Spare Change (1980)




The resulting ten-song album was pressed in a quantity of 300, all of those sold hand-to-hand from the stage. The album was never broadcast and never reviewed, prompting Cannan to take a 25-year break from recording. For Cannan, learning fingerstyle guitar was merely one small project in developing an extensive repertoire of techniques.


He was disconnected from the movement of guitar players who followed in the footsteps of John Fahey, but he shared with them a spirit of independence, rigorous discipline, and love of the guitar.

Recorded at Homestead Recorders, Edmonton
All songs written, played and sung by Dwayne Cannan


Tracklist
The Gutter Man     
Spare Change       
Lady  
Bad Woman          
Evil In Her Eyes     
Eyedrops For Ernie         
The Drifter   
Cocaine Katie        
Slippin' Away         
One Forty Eight

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Mike Monroe / Castaway - Fred And Anna Vagle/ Fred And Anna Vagle (1973)




Ακόμα ένα Private-Pressing προέλευσης Μινεσότα που κυκλοφόρησε το 1973, με folk μουσικό περιεχόμενο. Στην πρώτη πλευρά έχουμε τον Loner Folk Psych καλλιτέχνη MIKE MONROE με τίτλο των δημιουργιών του «Castaway» και στην δεύτερη πλευρά το ντουέτο FRED AND ANN VAGLE, με τίτλο των κομματιών τους «Fred And Anna Vagle».  

       
With its simple arrangements and minimal instrumentation, this split album with talented artists on both sides is sure to appeal to folk music fans. First up is singer-songwriter Mike Monroe, who serves up five tunes, four of them originals. His talent as an acoustic guitarist is clear, and on his cover of Paul Stookey’s “John Henry Bosworth,” he plays banjo as well. Monroe’s songwriting ability especially shines on the dreamy “Rus.” He’s joined by Phil Kitchen on 12-string guitar and background vocals, and Dave Riley on bass. 

Mike Monroe – Rus (1973)



Side two features Fred and Anne Vagle. Ann sings and adds some nice touches on recorder, piano, and percussion, while Fred plays the guitar and adds occasional vocals. They also get help from Phil Kitchen and Dave Riley. Anne’s beautiful, clear voice is showcased on tracks like “Simple Gifts” and the minor key ballad “The Willow,” one of two songs penned by the Vagles. A Paul Stookey tune makes an appearance here too; this time it’s a version of his “Sebastian.” – David Overstreet.

Fred and Anne Vagle - How Much Time (1973)


Track listing
                             Castaway                               
A1 Mike Monroe     I'd Give You Love                     Michael Monroe
A2 Mike Monroe     John Henry Bosworth              Paul Stookey
A3 Mike Monroe     All The Sweet Dreams              Michael Monroe
A4 Mike Monroe     Rus                                         Michael Monroe
A5 Mike Monroe     Strong In My Weakness           Michael Monroe
                             Fred And Anna Vagle             
B1 Fred And Anna Vagle       (A) Instrument Of Peace; (B) Simple Gifts (A) St. Francis Asissi; (B) Trad. Arr. By Vagles
B2 Fred And Anna Vagle       San Francisco Bay Blues       Jesse Fuller
B3 Fred And Anna Vagle       The Willow                  Fred Vagle, Anna Mae Vagle
B4 Fred And Anna Vagle       How Much Time ?       Fred Vagle, Anna Mae Vagle
B5 Fred And Anna Vagle                                        Sebastian     Paul Stookey

Notes
Side A : Michael Monroe
Produced by Mark Holland
Mike Monroe : Six String Guitar, Banjo, Voice
Phil Kitchen : 12 String Guitar, Harmonica
Dave Riley : String Bass
Shown as Mike Monroe on sleeve.

Side B : Fred And Anna Vagle
Fred Vagle : All Guitar, Voice
Anna Mae Vagle : Piano, Recorder, Percussion, Voice
Dave Riley : Bass
Phil Kitchen : Guitar, Voice, Lead Vocal on B5

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tony Wright (Kingyo) - Simplicity / Complexity (197?)




Καλή χρονιά σε όλους τους φίλους και τις φίλες του blog. Ξεκίνημα της νέας χρονιάς με αυτόν τον μάλλον άγνωστο καλλιτέχνη, το δισκάκι του οποίου αναζητείτε να ακουστεί από πολλούς εδώ και χρόνια. Δυστυχώς όπως συμβαίνει στις περισσότερες αυτών των περιπτώσεων, οι πληροφορίες είναι ανύπαρκτες καθότι ένα private Folk Rock.


Το Lp χωρίζεται μουσικά σε δύο ενότητες εκ των οποίων η δεύτερη (το Complexity) είναι τουλάχιστον εκπληκτική, με το Peachtree Summers (Part II) συγκλονιστικό από κάθε πλευρά.  


Tony Wright (Kingyo) - Blue Child (197?)


Weird early 70s folk rock release from a Native American singer writer, composer, poet, artist, accompanying himself on guitar with orchestra, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is a rare private Folk Rock

Tony Wright (Kingyo) - Peachtree Summers (Part ΙΙ) (197?)


Tracklist
     Simplicity
A1 Melancholy Woman    3:01
A2 Son Of A Saturday Night       2:15
A3 Laughing Love            3:27
A4 Feyo                          2:27
A5 Yu-Yaki-Tom-Bina      1:43
A6 Mend Your Evil Ways  2:07
A7 Peachtree Summers   4:56
     Complexity
B1 Ever Since Goodbye   2:37
B2 Blue Child                   2:31
B3 Peachtree Summers ΙΙ          4:30
B4 Laughing Love ΙΙ         3:31

Friday, December 16, 2016

Alex Stelzner ‎– Listen Τo Τhe Changes (1968)




Δυστυχώς δεν μπορώ να σας διαφωτίσω με πληροφορίες. Εξαίρετη φολκ από την εν λόγω κυρία (Αμερικάνα) με την Century Records – 32413, να αναλαμβάνει την έκδοση του δίσκου. Η συγκεκριμένη εταιρεία εδρεύει στο Saugus το οποίο γειτνιάζει στην Santa Clarita, California. Πάντως από αυτή την εταιρεία καθότι Private Press γενικά φτύνεις αίμα για να βρεις να ακούσεις τις κυκλοφορίες της.

Alex Stelzner - Yesterday's Song (1968)



Να υποθέσω λοιπόν ότι η Alex ήταν από κει; Εγραψε όλα τα κομμάτια ενώ ως συντελεστές του δίσκου σε παραγωγές και τα συναφή, αναφέρονται οι Gary Coates, Joe Farah, Danny Dunn, Gregory Waite, and Randall Bare

Και αυτός ο δίσκος ανήκει στην κατηγορία «φαντάσματα» που δυστυχώς δεν κυκλοφορούν (παρά ένα δύο βιντεάκια) για να ακούει ο κόσμος που λατρεύει αυτού του είδους τη μουσική.

Αν εκτιμάται τις επιλογές μου που ανεβάζω στο blog κατεβάστε το αρχείο και απολαύστε την. Απλά...υπέροχη!!!

Alex Stelzner - Jannie (1968)



Tracklist:
A1 Season's Winter                  
A2 Jannie
A3 Oh God, When Did I Grow Old?      
A4 Lonely Hours                      
A5 Yesterday's Song                
A6 HVMS                                 
B1 Perspectives                       
B2 Shades of You                    
B3 Cycle                                  
B4 Straight Song                     
B5 Listen to the Changes         
B6 Three Brief Thoughts           

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cy Timmons - World's Greatest Unknown (1976)




Με ιδιαιτερη χαρά ανεβάζω αυτο το αρχείο του CyTimmons. Δίχως πολλές φλυαρίες πρόκειται περί ενός εξαίρετου  του δίσκου απο την αρχή ως το τέλος. Απολαύστε τον. 

As a young Alabama man born to a musical family, Cy Timmons was destined to have music in his veins. Everywhere he went Cy seemed to have a song resonating in his head.


Cy was thrilled when he discovered his dad’s guitar sitting in the back of a closet. It had been sitting idle for years but a new set of strings and the enthusiastic attention of a young music enthusiast gave the guitar new life. Once Cy felt that he had mastered this steel stringed acoustic guitar, he set his sights on an electric guitar. He lobbied his parents until he got the guitar he wanted as a gift for his nineteenth birthday. From the electric guitar Cy migrated to the classical guitar. That has been his mainstay from then on.
Cy Timmons - Moonshine Wine (1976)



Over the years Cy has developed a repertoire of jazz, old standards, and contemporary pop, as well as his original compositions. Followers of Cy will attest to the fact that he has a special gift for invigorating you with his music. In addition to his music, Cy has a flair for comedic interaction.  He’ll mellow you out with a song and then liven you up with a joke.

If you have been around Highlands for several years, you are sure to have heard Cy perform in one venue or another. He doesn’t limit himself to the Plateau either.  Clubs on both the east and west coast have seen Cy perform as he has pursued his study of the guitar.


The soft melodic tones of Cy’s voice are the result of natural talent and studies with the late Judy Davis in Oakland, voice coach to many vocalists including Barbara Streisand.  He has worked many musical venues in San Francisco and in Los Angeles.  He was even the opening act for folks like Joan Rivers, Peter Nero, Al Jarreau and David Steinbereg.

Lucky for us, in 1970 Cy decided to move back to Atlanta and eventually opened Café Erewhon where he wowed audiences for eleven years before moving to Highlands, in 1993. He and his wife, Carolyn, reside in the Scaly Mountain community.


Cy Timmons grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, graduated from North Fulton High School and attended what is now the University of Montevallo in Alabama. His love of music led him to pursue a career in entertainment as a guitarist/singer. Having performed in Atlanta for several years he moved to San Francisco to study music at the same time performing in the city’s many caberets and clubs, including the famed Purple Onion.


Cy Timmons - Mama Let Go (1976)

His career led him to Los Angeles, where he had continued success. But his love of the South brought him back to Atlanta and he opened Café Erewhon in midtown Atlanta, entertaining his fans for eleven years. He performed in Cashiers, North Carolina at the popular Market Basket restaurant for almost ten years and continues to entertain his fans at the Hummingbird Lounge in the Old Edwards Inn most weekends.


While living in Atlanta, Cy and his wife, Carolyn, purchased and renovated several homes, an endeavor they found both challenging and satisfying and confirming their belief in the value of real estate ownership. In the late 1980’s Cy purchased a small farm eight miles outside of Highlands in Scaly Mountain, North Carolina, where he and Carolyn spent most weekends. In 1993 they left Atlanta to make it their permanent home.
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Track listing
A1 Sunny Times 3:37
A2 Moonshine Wine 3:03
A3 How Could I Ever 2:04
A4 Never Ever 3:33
A5 Mama Let Go 3:47
A6 It's Over 3:10
A7 I Can Still Smile 3:11
B1 Wake Up 4:06
B2 Judy 3:48
B3 Nowhere 9:35
B4 The World's Greatest Unknown 5:38

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