Sunday, June 25, 2017

John Phillips - John (1969)



Μετά από καιρό βρέθηκε χρόνος να ανεβάσω αυτό το αρχείο. Αν κάνετε μία βόλτα στο νετ θα παρατηρήσετε πως κάποιοι βγάζουν μεροκάματο από το Phillips (με την ευκαιρία να πω οτι δεν έχει απολύτως καμία σχέση με τον άλλο Γιαννη Φιλιπς). Το δισκάκι είναι όντως πολύ σπάνιο και ακριβό (ένα χιλιαρικάκι βλέπω στο discogs). αλλά το βασικό είναι ότι είναι ποιοτικότατο. Εξαιρετική φολκ από αυτό το παλικάρι που αντιμετώπισε σοβαρότατα προβλήματα, τότε, με το καθεστώς στη Νότια Αφρική.

Κατεβάστε το….ανεπιφύλακτα και καλή ακρόαση σε όλους σας.

John Phillips - Pre Ante Pen Ultimatum (1969)


Tracklist
A1      Ballad Of A Tall Man
A2      Peppermint Wind
A3      The Rock
A4      Willow Brook
A5      Paint Box Jester
A6      Scaramouche
A7      Pre Ante Pen Ultimatum
B1      Mulberry Avenue
B2      Whisper To The Wind
B3      The Bird With Plastic Feathers
B4      Sylvia
B5      Premonition Child
B6      Look At The Time Fly

Monday, April 24, 2017

John J. Francis - Breaks, Works And Thoughts (1973)



Χρόνια πολλά, Χριστός Ανέστη, υγεία και ότι το καλύτερο σε όλους μας. Πάμε Αυστραλία αυτή τη φορά σε ένα δισκάκι από το οποίο κάποιοι βγάζουν ακόμα περιουσίες. Ότι έβγαλαν έβγαλαν. Καιρός για όσους δεν το είχαν να το βρουν δωρεάν.

Πληροφορίες υπάρχουν για τον Φράνσις πολλές και γιαόλο το μύθο γύρω από το όνομά του και την περίφημη ταινία της εποχής εκείνης το σάουντρακ της οποίας κάποια στιγμή θα ανεβάσω.

Καλή ακρόαση σε όλους σας.

John J. Francis – God’s Garden (1973)



John J Francis rose to national prominence with the vanguard of contemporary Australian singer/songwriters who came to the fore in the early 70's. Between 1972 and 1974 he released four highly respected studio albums through Warner Brothers and penned the iconic surf anthem, 'Simple Ben' as well as scoring an Australian top 10 hit with the single 'Play Mumma, Sing Me a Song'. 


John J Francis' career began in Newcastle, Australia where he fronted a popular local R n' B band, The Sorrows who became one of the better known Newcastle bands of that era and in 1965 supported the legendary Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, playing to a packed Newcastle Stadium. This performance won the band several gigs at the legendary Sydney dance venue 'Surf City' in Kings Cross, and the following year they were asked to support the Easybeats at a frenetic show in the Newcastle Town Hall…..
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Tracklist:
A1 Liberated Roadside Lady     6:00
A2 Simple Ben                        7:44
A3 What To Do                       2:45
A4 Play Mumma, Sing Me A Song        4:40
A5 Embarrassing Situations     2:15
A6 Chewin On A Bone             3:55
B1 A Wind Is Rising                  3:50
B2 Till We Know                      5:15
B3 Rock N Roller’s Lament      2:15
B4 Bop Right Over You            3:57
B5 God’s Garden                    5:55
B6 Steel Man                          3:50

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dave Halford – Tulesburg (1973)




Αγαπητοί φίλοι και φίλες γεια σας. Δεν αμέλησα το blog αλλά επίτηδες άφησα να περάσει λίγος καιρός και να πλησιάσει το Πάσχα. Ήθελα με το συγκεκριμένο σημερινό post να κάνω, ας μου επιτραπεί η έκφραση, ένα «δώρο» για τις γιορτές στους φίλους του blog.

Οι παρακολουθούντες και γνωρίζοντες τα της folk , θα γνωρίζουν ότι αυτό το Lp είναι από αυτά που λέμε … «δύσκολα» και σίγουρα κάποιοι δεν θα είναι ευχαριστημένοι που βγαίνει στην επιφάνεια έτσι χωρίς…αντίκρισμα. Αρκεί μία βόλτα από το popsike (νομίζω δεν υπάρχει) ή το rateyourmusic (κοιτάξτε στο cataloged) και θα καταλάβετε τι εννοώ.

Όπως είναι αναμενόμενο πληροφορίες για τον Dave Halford δεν υπάρχουν. Το μόνο που βρίσκω είναι αυτό που διαβάζω στο Acid Arhives"Tulesburg" is amateurish DIY folkrock with an undercurrent of drug themes, as on "Ride on your horse". The actual title and contents of the second LP are unknown. From Oregon or California. Και πολλά μας ήταν για αυτό το do it yourself (DIY) project.

Καλή ακρόαση και καλό ΠΑΣΧΑ σε όλους σας.

Dave Halford - What A Day (1973)


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Thursday, March 02, 2017

Cutts Road - The Answer (1976)



Χαιρετώ τους αγαπητούς γνωστούς και άγνωστους φίλους του μπλογκ. Αιτία που ανεβάζω αυτό το δίσκο είναι το γεγονός, πρώτον ότι πρόκειται περί ενός πολύ αξιόλογου private press περιεχομένου μεταξύ acid και psych folk, το οποίο μάλλον μπορεί και να ενταχθεί στην κατηγορία των Christian


Ο δεύτερος λόγος έχει να κάνει με το γεγονός ότι κάποιος-α που έχει ανεβάσει ένα κομμάτι του δίσκου στο τιουμπ, μας παραπέμπει να το αγοράσουμε διότι μάλλον το πουλάει (σε τσουχτερή τιμή). Ευκαιρία λοιπόν να δοθεί δωρεάν καθότι κάποιοι προφανώς δεν έχουν τα χρήματα να τα διαθέσουν για να το ακούσουν. Εντάξει, πειρατεία κάνουμε αλλά τουλάχιστον δεν βγάζουμε χρήματα. 

Cutts Road - At The Airport (1976)


Όσον αφορά πληροφορίες για τους Cutts Road, δεν υπάρχουν. Η μπάντα είναι κατά 99% από το Beverly, Massachusetts, ο δίσκος επεξεργάστηκε στη Βοστόνη και τυπώθηκε το 1976. Στο αρχείο που ανέβασα, περιλαμβάνονται οι στίχοι σε φωτό αλλά σε εξαιρετική ανάλυση, συνεπώς διαβάζονται με μεγάλη ευκολία.  Καλή ακρόαση σε όλους σας και εκτιμώ ότι θα σας αρέσει. Εις το επανειδείν.

This is a US private pressing acid folk/psych folk LP from Cutts Road out of Beverly, Massachusetts.

Personnel:
Duncan Wood – acoustic guitar, vocals
Byron (Barney) Johnson – acoustic guitar, vocals
Steve Cucchiaro – electric guitar
Woody Woodward – bass, back vocals


Tracklist
A1  When The Morning Comes   2:50
A2  God Song        2:45
A3  Desert Requiem         2:50
A4  Will O' Wisp      2:10
A5  One-Way Ticket         2:45
A6  Save Me, Child           3:10
B1  Maelstrom       3:45
B2  At The Airport 3:30
B3  Road Back Home       3:45
B4  Two Year Song          2:50
B5  Diana     2:45
B6  The Answer     4:10

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Patric (Pat) Calfee - Dayspring (1974)




Χαιρετώ τους φίλους του blog. Αποφάσισα να ανεβάσω αυτό το Lp για δύο λόγους. Πρώτον διότι είναι πολύ δύσκολο να βρεθεί για να ακουστεί και δεύτερον διότι η τιμή του είναι τσουχτερή. Οπότε μάλλον δεν είναι κακή ιδέα να «ρίξουμε»  λίγο τις τιμές. Είμαστε στο Ακρον του Οχάιο το 1974 με τον  Patric Calfee να κυκλοφορεί αυτό  Private Press Lp της κατηγορίας  Christian rock (οπότε ξέφυγα λίγο από τα  καθαρά φολκ) στην Morning Star Records.  Για να ειμαι παντως αντικειμενικός μαζί σας, δεν θα το χαρακτήριζα και αριστούργημα. Εχω και εχετε ακούσει και καλύτερα. Πάντως αξιζει να κοσμει την ψηφιακή συλλογή σας καθότι αρκετά ακριβοθώρητο.  

 DaySpring was released in late 1974 on the MorningStar Records label. The so-called label was actually a design and a name created by the then 18 year old musician and songwriter Patric Calfee (his given name is Patrick Calfee, but he thought it looked cooler to drop the 'k' from the end of his first name).
Patric had been perfoming and writing Christian music for about 3 years at that time. 


The songs on DaySpring had been road tested before audiences throughout the Akron Ohio area. Performing in "Jesus Movement" coffehouses, concerts, churches and gatherings, the teenage Calfee had unknowingly become one of the acknowledged "Fathers" of the still developing Jesus Music scene. Jesus Music bands from Ohio and western Pennsylvania were creating inspired expressions of devotion in the context of the current Rock music, without much of an eye for commerce or self promotion. In fact, at the time DaySpring came out it was considered a mainstream Rock record by area radio stations and listeners; the segregation of Jesus Music from the mainstream rock scene had not yet happened.

Patric Calfee - I'm Happy (1974)

Prior to going into the studio for DaySpring Patric performed only by himself with just an acoustic guitar or a piano. He was friends with several other local Christian musicians who came into the studio to help him out. Al Montgomery (on Bass) was with another local Christian Band and attended the same fellowship in Akron, the Avalon. Al also added some arrangement ideas - and it's him that you hear singing at the end of "Eyes Of The Lord". Don Pleskach (aka Cab Jenkins) had his own Christian band and contributed Bass, Drums, created the bass and drum parts for Gospel Ship, as well as contributing the wah-wah solo in "Eyes Of The Lord". Unknown to most listeners, the wah-wah solo was created by Don singing the part into a mic, no instuments or effects were used  . The 2 Sax players on Gospel Ship were a pair of brothers, Gary and Jeff Schneider, who were friends of Don's.


Dayspring was recorded on a 4 channel tape recorder, and the mixing board was handmade by the engineer, Tom Krieger. The recording process was much the same as was used by the Beatles and other bands in the previous decade. Instruments were recorded to the 4 channels. Then the 4 channels were mixed down to 2 tracks and 'bounced' (transferred) to a 2 channel tape recorder. The 2 channels were then bounced back to 2 channels on the 4 channel. The 2 open channels on the 4 channel were then recorded, and finally it was all bounced again to the final 2 channel stereo mix. On each of the transfers another track could be recorded, so potentially you could record up to 8 separate parts.


The total recording costs were $315, paid for by Paul Tell, a friend to many ministries in NE Ohio and throughout the world. A large part of the manufacturing costs were paid for by another friend, Mike Giannone.

The album name, Dayspring, and the label name, Morningstar, were chosen because they were names for Jesus. When the record was recorded and manufactured there was never any thought that 40 years later there would still be interest in it. But the expression of delight and freedom in the Lord heard in this record will be appreciated by listeners for years to come.


Tracks:
01. Gospel Ship
02. Sad Times
03. Joy Comes In The Morning
04. I’m Happy
05. I Was In The Spirit
06. Rock Of Ages
07. Eyes Of The Lord
08. Down By The Riverside


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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         
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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