...this blog captures in order the albums as I pull these gems off the shelf and groove to them .....

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road (1988)

Steve Earle - Copperhead Road

1910 Fruit Gum Co. - Goody Goody Gum Drops (1968)

1910 Fruit Gum Co. - Goody Goody Gum Drops

The Monks - Black Time (1966)

The Monks - Black Time (180g Vinyl)

  The Monks were the precursor to PUNK rock mixing psychedelic and rock into an aggressive new form of music.  Today this album is considered a treasure and an essential additional to any fan of punk rock.  

Lou Donaldson - Hot Dog (1969)

Lou Donaldson - Hot Dog (1969)

April 25, 1969

Lou Donaldson (varitone alto saxophone, vocals), Ed Williams - trumpet
Charles Earland (organ), Melvin Sparks (guitar), Leo Morris (drums)

Jimmy Smith & Dave "Baby" Cortez - Organ Greats (1965)

Jimmy Smith & Dave "Baby" Cortez - Organ Greats

  I snagged this album down in the US last year for a couple of bucks and man what a groovy one it is !!!!!

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Johnny Rivers - Rewind (1967)

Johnny Rivers - Rewind (mono)

        Rewind is one of the early albums by US singer /songwriter Johnny Rivers who delivers here a pretty cool pop-psych recording.    With a big, clean production, and quality L.A. session musicians, Rewind is a great collection of blue-eyed soul and rock. 

The album was produced by Lou Adler, arranged by Jimmy Webb, featuring Joe Osborne on bass, Larry Knechtel on piano, and Hal Blaine on drums.

  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stomu Yamashta - Go Live (1976)

Stomu Yamashta - Go Live (2 x LP)

  With contibutions from Steve Winwood, Al Di Meola, Pat Thrall and Klaus Schulze this album is a subtle textured album that will float you high into the heavens.

 This double vinyl set captures the energy and prowess of Stomu and his cast of friends in a live setting featuring some pretty cool spacey moments.   Klaus Schulze is awesome as always with his vast array of analog synths and vintage keyboards.