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
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

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?)

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
B1 Ever Since Goodbye   2:37
B2 Blue Child                   2:31
B3 Peachtree Summers ΙΙ          4:30
B4 Laughing Love ΙΙ         3:31