Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Kusudo & Worth - Of Sun And Rain (1969)

Ελάχιστες έως ανύπαρκτες οι πληροφορίες για αυτό το Καλιφορνέζικης προέλευσης ντουέτο που έβγαλε αυτό μοναδικό Lp σε private press το 1969. Εξαιρετικού επιπέδου acid psychedelic folk.

Σπάνιο να το βρείτε για να το ακούσετε  και το οποίο σας το συνιστώ ανεπιφύλακτα να το έχετε στη συλλογή σας. Η τιμή του ορίτζιναλ δίσκου σε mint κατάσταση προκαλεί ίλιγγο. Νομίζω έχει ξεπεράσει πλέον τα 2.500 δολάρια.

Ο Ken Kusudo σε ηλικία 17 ετών ακόμα μαθητής Λυκείου και ο Jeff Worth ήταν τα δύο μέλη. Ανέβασα στο youtube ένα δυό από τα κομμάτια του δίσκου που νομίζω δεν είχουν ανέβει. Το πανέμορφο Elizabeth και 1-2 άλλα υπάρχουν.

Kusudo and Worth – Bittersweet (1969)

Kusudo and Worth – The Gull (1969)

Σκάλισα όσο μπορούσα να βρω πληροφορίες το τι κάνουν ακόμα μουσικά και βρήκα αυτή τη φωτό από μία εμφάνιση που έκαναν στις 17 Νοεμβρίου το 2012 στο MSJC Art Gallery του Mt. San Jacinto College στο Riverside County της Καλιφόρνια.

Το βίντεο που βάζω είναι από αυτή τη βραδιά όπου παίζουν το Once I Was του αξέχαστου Tim Buckley.

1  Elizabeth
2  For You
3  Song To A Pelican
4  Love Is Naught
5  I Would Like To Hear Your Story
6  The Gull
7  Something From Nowhere
8  Bittersweet
9  Mill Valley Woodlands
10      Of Sun And Rain
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Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Good Earth Trio - How Deep Is The Ocean (1968)

Εκτιμώ ότι θα σας αρέσει. Δεν πολύ κυκλοφορεί οπότε καλό είναι να το έχετε στα αρχεία σας. Όταν εμάς μας κλείσουνε να έχετε να ανεβάζετε για να μην χαθούνε αδέλφια.

Καλή ακρόαση.

Jim Dawson, (later replaced by Dan Shepherd)
Bill Hinkle,
Bill Oliver Swofford

1.  HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN                 (DynoVoice 31903)                 1968

1. Louise/How Deep Is The Ocean (DynoVoice 907)   1968
2.  I Can See A Light/Funny Thing Happened (Anytime) (DynoVoice 924)                                                                                                 1968
3. Must I Really Go Thru This Again /Here's More Than One Road To Philadelphia (DynoVoice 929)                                                              1969

The Good Earth Trio - Young Birds Fly

The Good Earth formed in New York City, starting out on the city's coffeehouse circuit as a folk trio before being discovered and promoted by Crewe on his DynoVoice label. Originally showcasing the talents of Jim Dawson, Bill Hinkle, and Bill Oliver Swofford, by the time the group released their debut LP, Dawson had bailed (artistic differences), replaced by Dan Shepherd. Produced by Crewe (Artie Schroek handling four songs), no matter how you looked at it, 1968's "How Deep Is the Ocean" was pretty lame. In spite of the vaguely psych-ish cover, Crewe's intention seems to have been to market them as a clean-cut, sensitive act that could appeal to folks who found rock and roll dirty and offensive. Needless to say, that marketing strategy didn't do these guys any favors. While all three members had decent enough voices, saddled with simply atrocious material (including three originals), there simply wasn't much they guys could do to salvage this one. With the exception of the bouncy 'Goodbye Girl' (not the David Gates tune) and the Righteous Brothers-styled 'River Is Wide', musically this was uniformly inept, harmony rich pop that was far too often cloying, rather than entertaining. Hard to believe it, but tracks like 'Young Birds Fly' and 'Now That You're Leaving' somehow managed to make The Association and other soft-pop outfits sound like heavy metal FM bands.

The Good Earth Trio - How Deep Is The Ocean?

How much do I love you?
I'll tell you no lie
How deep is the ocean?
How high is the sky?

How many times a day do I think of you?
How many roses are sprinkled with dew?

How far would I travel
To be where you are?
How far is the journey
From here to a star?

And if I ever lost you, how much would I cry?
How deep is the ocean?
How high is the sky?

How far would I travel
To be where you are?
How far is the journey
From here to a star?

And if I ever lost you, how much would I cry?
How deep is the ocean?
How high is the sky?
How high is the sky?