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16 mars 2017 4 16 /03 /mars /2017 18:29

 

Hooks galore and pop perfection, make way for the first and best family band ever !

 

(All songs performed by the Cowsills unless otherwise noted)

 

All I Wanta Be Is Me

(Joda single, 1965)

The Rain, The Park And The Other Things

Thinking About The Oher Side

(The Cowsills, MGM 1967)

A Time For Remembrance

Gotta Get Away From It All

(We Can Fly, MGM 1968)

Captain Sad And His Ship Of Fools

Newspaper Blanket

(Captain Sad And His Ship Of Fools, MGM 1968)

Anything Changes

Night Shift

Father

(II X II, MGM 1969)

Contact Mae

The Mystery Of Life

(On My Side, London 1971)

Bill Cowsill – Take The Gun

(Nervous Breakthrough, MGM 1971)

Bridey Murphy – The Time Has Come

(Capitol single, 1974)

Bodine - Travelogue

(S/T, MGM 1969)

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9 mars 2017 4 09 /03 /mars /2017 19:03

Back to the roots : (Mostly) US teenage lament from the golden age.

 

The Living Children – Now it’s over

(MTA single, 1968)

The Dovers – I could be happy

(Miramar single, 1965)

Terry Randall – Tell her

(Valiant single, 1966)

The Kee-Notes – Please don’t tell me no

(Ikon single, 1966)

The Us – How can I tell her

(Unissued, Big Beat 1994 – originally recorded in 1966)

Willie & The Walkers – Diamonds and gold

(Capitol single, 1967)

The Underdogs – Man in the glass

(Hideout single, 1965)

Mike & The Ravens – Mr. Heartbreak

(Empire single, 1962)

The Quest’s – Shadows in the night

(Fenton single, 1966)

The Uniques – Look to me

(Happenning now !!, Paula, 1967)

The Romans – I’ll find a way

(My single, 1966)

The Yo Yo’s – Leanin’ on you

(Goldwax single, 1966)

Flower Power – Stop

(Tener single 1967)

The Journey Men – She’s sorry

(Boss single, 1967)

Us Too Group – I’ll leave you cryin’

(Jinx single, 1966)

The Gestures – It seems to me

(Soma single, 1964)

The Rising Storm – Frozen laughter

(Calm before..., Remnant, 1967)

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23 février 2017 4 23 /02 /février /2017 21:50

 

Tragicomic tales about fictional psychedelic characters.

 

The Shadows – Dear old mrs. Bell

(Columbia single, 1968)

The Attack – Neville Thumbcatch

(Decca single, 1968)

The Smoke – Sydney Gill

(Metronome single, 1968)

The Mirage – The wedding of Ramona Blair

(Philips single, 1967)

The Blues Magoos – Sybil Green (of the in between)

(Basic Blues Magoos, Mercury, 1968)

Chrysalis – Fitzpatrick Swanson

(Definition, MGM Records, 1968)

Nazz – Meridian Leeward

(Nazz Nazz, SGC, 1969)

The Collage – Virginia Day’s ragtime memories

(S/T, Smash Records, 1967)

Kaleidoscope – Jenny Artichoke

(Fontana single, 1968)

The Bee Gees – Harry Braff

(Horizontal, Polydor, 1968)

The Easybeats – Amanda Storey

(The shame just drained, Albert Productions 1977, recorded late 60’s)

The Casuals – Jennifer Brown

(Joker single, 1967)

Timebox – Barnabus Swain

(Unissued, recorded late 60’s, RPM Retrodisc)

The Rats – The rise & fall of Bernie

(Unissued, recorded in 1967, Tenth Planet)

The Epics – Henry Long

(CBS single, 1968)

Scott Walker – The amorous Humphrey Plugg

(Scott 2, Philips, 1968)

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9 février 2017 4 09 /02 /février /2017 09:33

Dark and primitive hard rock from Great Britain, fused with moody psychedelia.

 

Leaf Hound – Stray

(Growers Of Mushrooms, Decca, 1970)

Stray – All in your mind

(Single version, Transatlantic Records, 1971)

Groundhogs – Split-part one

(Split, Liberty, 1971)

Little Free Rock – Lost lonely

(S/T, Transatlantic Records, 1969)

Sam Gopal – Cold embrace

(Escalator, Stable Records, 1969)

Second Hand – Somethin’ you got

(Death may be your Santa Claus, Mushroom, 1971)

Pink Fairies – War girl

(Never – Neverland, Polydor, 1970)

Hard Stuff – Jay time

(Bulletproof, Purple Records, 1972)

Fuzzy Duck – Time will be your doctor

(S/T, MAM, 1971)

Andromeda – Breakdown

(S/T, RCA Victor, 1969)

Elias Hulk – Nightmare

(Unchained, Young Blood, 1970)

Dark – Maypole

(Round the edges, Sis, 1972)

Blonde On Blonde – November

(Rebirth, Ember Records, 1970)

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2 février 2017 4 02 /02 /février /2017 10:07

 

A musical tribute to some lesser-known north american songstresses. Mellow vibes, orchestral greatness and hippie grooves.

 

Bonnie Dobson – Winter’s going

(S/T RCA album, 1969)

Kathy Smith – Topanga

(Some song I’ve saved, Stormy Forest, 1970)

Alicia May – Dearly beloved

(Skinnydipping in the flowers, Golden Anchor Records, 1976)

Penny Nichols – Look around rock

(Penny’s Arcade, Buddah Records, 1968)

Heaven & Earth – Jenny

(Refuge, Ovation Records, 1973)

Essra Mohawk – Full fledged woman

(S/T, Asylum Records, 1974)

Ronee Blakley – I lied

(S/T, Elektra, 1972)

Nancy Priddy – Ebony glass

(You’ve come this way before, Dot Records, 1968)

Kathe Green – Run the length of your wildness

(Run the length of your wildness, Deram, 1969)

Nancy Honeytree – Honeytree

(The way I feel, Myrrh, 1974)

Marj Snyder – White clouds

(A time of peace, Discovery Records, 1970)

Cathy Young – Color that lightning

(A spoonful of Cathy Young, Mainstream Records, 1969)

Bonnie Koloc – Rainy day

(After all this time, Ovation Records, 1971)

Susan Christie – Paint a lady

(Paint a lady, unissued 1969, Finder Keepers Records 2006)

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26 janvier 2017 4 26 /01 /janvier /2017 05:05

 

The great label and its subsidiary issued many fine pop psych gems during the late 60’s. Here’s a selection.

 

The Paupers – Magic people

Chrysalis – Father’s getting old

Tommy Flanders – Blue water blue

Appletree Theatre – What a way to go

Kangaroo – Daydream stallion

Friend & Lover – Room to let (to Rowena with love)

Dreams and illusions – In a dream

Every Mother’s Son – The proper four leaf clover

Cherry People – Imagination

The Gordian Knot – Broken down ole merry-go-round

Curt Newbury – S&C see me

Beacon Street Union – Blue avenue

Phluph – In her way

Orpheus – The dream

Caravan – Grandma’s lawn

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19 janvier 2017 4 19 /01 /janvier /2017 17:08

 

A selection of Rundgen’s first studio steps, from the Bearsville studios to artistic blossoming.

 

Todd Rundgren – Intro

The American Dream – Storm

Great Speckled Bird – Love what you’re doing child

Jericho – S.S.#4

Todd Rundgren – Chain letter

Badfinger – Perfection

Halfnelson – High C

Daryll Hall & John Oates – Better watch your back

Todd Rundgren – Hello it’s me

Grand Funk – Black licorice

Fanny – I need you need me

Felix Cavaliere – I’m free

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12 janvier 2017 4 12 /01 /janvier /2017 17:42

 

A batch of cool christian rock groovers from the golden era.

 

Sister Janet Mead – The lord’s prayer

The Search Party – Speak to me

John Ylvisaker – Who cares for the city

Sons Of Thunder – Mighty hard road

The Holy Ghost Reception Committee #9 – Know they’re you

The Pilgrims – There’s someone in your life

Whispers Of Truth – Reality

Joshua – The word

Morly Grey – After me again

Out Of Darkness – Closing in on me

Glass Harp – Where did my world come from

Wilson McKinley – He made us free

Indelible Inc – Thank you

Judy MacKenzie – Never a man like this man

Pete Levin & Bill Comeau – Some beautiful day

 

Don't miss the first part !

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15 décembre 2016 4 15 /12 /décembre /2016 17:17

 

Blissful sounds from the golden era of christian pop music.

 

Linda Rich – Tomorrow’s mountain

Roger Rodier – The key

Azitis – From this place

Karen Beth – The joys of life

Listen – Chapel

The Sheep – Little children

Daniel Amos – The whistler

Jeremy Spencer & The Children – Let get on the ball

Caedmon – Sea song

Mystery Maker – Pentecost

Peter Campbell – Let me ride

Canaan – Finding

East Of The Altar – Show them the way

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8 décembre 2016 4 08 /12 /décembre /2016 11:22

 

Badass black sounds from the psychedelic era.

 

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Little miss lover

Velvert Turner Group – Strangely neww

Arthur Lee – Everytime I look up I’m down or white dog

Curtis Knight Zeus – Mysterious lady

The Chambers Brothers – Do your thing

Black Merda – Prophet

Brothers Three (Isley Brothers) – Turn on, tune in, drop out

The Flame – See the light

Witch – Motherless child

Rikki Ililonga – Lovely woman

Purple Image – Living in the ghetto

Kool and Together – Hey now baby

Bo Diddley – Elephant man

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