Mar 23, 2014

Earth And Fire - Earth And Fire (1970)

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This top notch Dutch band from The Hague had their pinnacle during the early Seventies when they delivered some outstanding 24 carat symphonic rock albums. EARTH & FIRE was founded by the twin brothers Chris (guitar) and Gerard (keyboards) Koerts in '68. Soon bass player Hans Ziech, drummer Kees Kalis and singer Lisette joined them. Unfortunately Lisette had to give up singing because of a serious eye-disease and Kees Kalis left. They were replaced by Ton v/d Kley and the beautiful, very sexy Jerney Kaagman. She was a discovery by GOLDEN EARRING singer Barry Hay, they knew each other from the blossoming rock scene in The Hague. Read more
1. Wild And Exciting
2. Twilight Dreamer
3. Ruby Is The One
4. You Know The Way
5. Vivid Shady Land
6. 21st Century Show
7. Seasons
8. Love Quivers
9. What's Your Name
Bonus tracks:
10. Hazy Paradise
11. Mechanical Lover

Jerney Kaagman - lead vocals
Ton van de Kleij - drums
Chris Koerts - guitar
Gerard Koerts - guitar, keyboards
Hans Ziech - bass


Re-upload by request: Brainbox - To You (1972)

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Review by Joe Viglione (AMG):
Holland's Brainbox was part of the Benelux Invasion consisting of Stockholm's ABBA, Shocking Blue from the Netherlands, Denmark's the Savage Rose, and, of course, Blue Swede, a convergence a bit more subtle than the British Invasion and spanning over a decade. While H.P. Lovecraft kept changing members around the drummer, this band would release a record with totally new people in 1972, that work entitled Parts. Yet the original Brainbox does have qualities somewhat resembling the earlier H.P. Lovecraft, and is a worthwhile collection of musically diverse and eclectic performances. The decent liner notes call this "progressive pop," and in some respects it is, though they shift gears from the Simon & Garfunkel classic "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" to the 17-minute plus original "Sea of Delight," and take lots of other directions in between. The Damned had a song called "New Rose," which is where the French record label got its name, and there was the aforementioned Savage Rose, but Brainbox has "Dark Rose," a blend of Jethro Tull meets the Mothers of Invention. Brainbox ups the ante by sliding into Tim Hardin and a very credible cover of "Reason to Believe" a full two years before Rod Stewart would get a B-side hit with it (the original A-side of the "Maggie Mae" single), they pull off a chameleon-like change on this to become folk rockers. Casimirz Lux has a very appealing voice with a bit of Stewart's rasp, making "Reason to Believe" a highlight of the album. The liner notes credit Jimmy Smith for writing "Baby, What You Want Me to Do," but the tracking properly gives it to Jimmy Reed, and his Top 40 1960 hit is as bluesy as you can get here, the band changing styles yet again and showing their grasp and appreciation of American music. From progressive rock to folk-rock to blues-rock to the folk-pop of Simon & Garfunkel, who is to say they weren't rewriting Blind Faith's lengthy "Do What You Like" by way of "Sea of Joy" for their epic "Sea of Delight"? The album is a dense amalgam of sounds and themes from England and America, but is reverent in its borrowing and presentation. Brainbox's rendition of "Summertime" sounds like Deep Purple adding heavy keyboard sounds and slowing up the Billy Stewart 1966 hit reinvention of the Gershwin tune from Porgy & Bess. Of course, Janis Joplin did it two years earlier than Brainbox and psychedelicized it with an immortal performance - but a good song is a good song, and this is Jan Akkerman before he would give us "Hocus Pocus" from Focus, and that fact makes the album more than just a curiosity. Since these gents were so enamoured of American music, it seems credible that they took the Vanilla Fudge sound - famous in Europe a year before it hit in America - and put it on a Janis Joplin favorite. This is much more than the "bargain bin" item many American record buyers passed it off as. It's a real diamond in the rough.
1. Virgin
2. Amsterdam, The First Days
3. Sinner's Prayer
4. Dark Rose
5. Cruel Train
6. Down Man
7. Woman's Gone
8. To You
9. Summertime
10. Doomsday Train
11. Between Alpha And Omega
12. Baby, What You Want Me To Do
13. Scarborough Fair
14. The Flight
15. So Helpless
16. The Smile
17. Reason To Believe
18. Sea Of Delight
19. Mobilea
20. Good Morning

Jan Akkerman - guitar, organ, vibes, bass guitar
Andre Reynen - bass guitar
Pierre van der Linden - drums
Kazimierz Lux - vocals, percussion
John Schuursma - guitar
Frans Smit - drums
Rudy de Queljoe - guitar
Herman Meyer - guitar
Tom Barlage - flute
Rob Hoeke - piano


Mar 21, 2014

Blue Mountain Eagle - Blue Mountain Eagle (1970, rem. 2012)

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1. Love Is Here
2. Yellow's Dream
3. Feel Like A Bandit
4. Troubles
5. Loveless Lives

6. No Regrets
7. Winding Your String
8. Sweet Mama
9. Promise Of Love
10. Trivial Sum
Bonus track:
11. Marianne

David Price - rhythm guitar, vocal on 3
Randy Fuller - bass, guitar, vocal on 8
Bob "BJ" Jones - lead guitar, vocal on 4, 10
Joey Newman - lead guitar, keyboards, vocal on 2, 7, 9
Don Poncher - drums, vocal on 5, 6


Mar 20, 2014

Re-upload by request: Gary Wright [ex-Spooky Tooth] - Extraction (1971) & Footprint (1972)

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First two solo albums from ex-Spooky Tooth keyboardist.


Extraction (1971):
1. Get On The Right Road
2. Get Hold Of Yourself
3. Sing A Song
4. We Try Hard
5. I Know A Place
6. The Wrong Time
7. Over You Now
8. Too Late To Cry
9. I've Got A Story

Footprint (1972):
10. Give Me The Good Earth
11. Two Faced Man
12. Love To Survive
13. Whether It's Right Or Wrong
14. Stand For Our Rights
15. Fascinating Things
16. Forgotten
17. If You Treat Someone Right 

Gary Wright - guitar, keyboards
Hugh McCracken - guitars
George O'Hara - guitar, slide guitar
Jerry Donahue - guitar
King Curtis - saxophone
Bobby Keys - tenor saxophone
Klaus Voormann - electric bass
Colin Allen, Jim Gordon - drums, percussion
Alan White - drums
Doris Troy, Liza Strike, Madeline Bell, P.P. Arnold, Barry St. John - background vocals
Jim Keltner - drums, percussion


Takáts Tamás Dirty Blues Band - Húzom az igát (1995)

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 1. Ufó
2. Sem a testem, sem a lelkem
3. Hol a határ
4. Úgyis a szeretőd leszek
5. Te szeress engem
6. Komoly, nagylány
7. Vigyél el
8. Húzom az igát (Az asszony mindig pénzt akar)

9. Senki nem vigyáz rám
10. Szégyelld magad, babám
11. Hortobágy


Mar 18, 2014

Re-upload by request: Zorán - Zorán I (1977)

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Zorán Sztevanovity (Serbian: Zoran Stevanović, Cyrillic: Зоран Стевановић), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 4 March 1942) is a Hungarian musician (guitarist), singer and composer of Serbian origin... More info
Dalok listája:
1. Egészen egyszerű dal
2. Addig jó nekem
3. Amikor elmentél tőlem
4. Név nélkül
5. Kiáltás
6. Nekem nem elég
7. Menj el
8. Az aranykulcs
9. Apám hitte
10. Egészen egyszerű emberek
11. Szépek és bolondok


Mar 10, 2014

Steppenwolf - Slow Flux (1974)

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1. Gang War Blues
2. Children Of The Night
3. Justice Don't Be Slow
4. Get Into The Wind
5. Jeraboah
6. Straight Shootin' Woman
7. Smokey Factory Blues
8. Morning Blue
9. Fool's Fantasy
10. Fishin' In The Dark

George Biondo - bass, vocals
Jerry Edmonton - drums
Bobby Cochran - guitar
John Kay - guitar, vocals
Goldy McJohn - keyboards


Mar 9, 2014

Dr. Hook - Belly Up! (1973)

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1. Acapulco Goldie
2. Penicillin Penny
3. Life Ain't Easy

4. When Lilly Was Queen
5. Monterey Jack
6. You Ain't Got The Right
7. Put A Little Bit On Me
8. Ballad Of ...
9. Roland The Roadie & Gertrude The Groupie
10. Come On In
11. The Wonderful Soup Stone

George Cummings - guitar, steel guitar
Jay David - drums, vocals
Bill Francis - keyboards, vocals
Dennis Locorriere - bass, guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals
Don Oriolo - string
Ray Sawyer - guitar, vocals