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5 décembre 2013 4 05 /12 /décembre /2013 13:31

 

Tribute to P.F. Sloan's gorgeous songwriting and great performances, mostly focused on his folk-rock output.


The Robbs – Bittersweet

P.F. Sloan – This precious time

The Turtles – I get out of breath

The Peppermint Trolley Company – Lollipop train

The Association – On a quiet night

P.F. Sloan – My first day alone

Ann-Margret – He’s my man

Yvonne Carroll – Please don’t go

Betty Everett – Can I get to know you

I Profeti – Bambina sola

Ray Brown & The Whispers – Say it again

Sunflowers – Sunflower, sunflower

Thomas Group – Autumn

Ulla Ja Tiina – Tahdon sinut sellaisena kuin olet

Odin’s People – From a distance

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Here’s where you belong

The Grass Roots – Melody for you

P.F. Sloan – Above and beyond the call of duty

 

 

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28 novembre 2013 4 28 /11 /novembre /2013 07:06

 

A tribute to the elusive Bob Lind, including loads of top-notch covers and the man himself.

 

The Hard Times – Come to your window

The Bystanders – Cheryl’s goin’ home

Keith Relf – Mr. Zero

Bob Lind – Cool summer

Nancy Sinatra – Long time woman

Cher – Elusive butterfly

Marianne Faithfull – Counting

Bob Lind – It wasn’t just the morning

Bob Lind – The thunder of goodbye

The Cascades – Truly Julie’s blues

The Gants – Drifter’s sunrise

Bob Lind – Elinor

The Poppy Family – Remember the rain

Satisfactions – Bring it all down

The Deep Six – Unlock the door

Bob Lind – Loser

 

 

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21 novembre 2013 4 21 /11 /novembre /2013 07:54

 

“I belong in L.A., ain’t no wrong in L.A.”

 

Jackie De Shannon – L.A.

Peanut Butter Conspiracy – Back in L.A.

Jim Ford – Working my way to L.A.

Ron Nagle – Party in L.A.

Neil Young – L.A.

Tacey Robbins & The Vendells – My L.A.

Dick Rabbit – Take me to L.A.

Ides Of March – L.A. goodbye

Dory Previn – The earthquake in L.A. (february 1971)

Gene Clark – Los Angeles

Brewer & Shipley – Dreamin’ in the shade (down in L.A.)

Orange Bicycle – L.A.

Larry Marks – L.A. breakdown (and take me in)

John Randolph Marr – Hello L.A., bye-bye Birmingham

Feather – L.A. meantime

Hill Barbata Ethridge – L.A. Getaway

Dale Hawkins – L.A.-Memphis-Tyler

 

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7 novembre 2013 4 07 /11 /novembre /2013 18:58

 

A tribute to US big cities, as sung by the Five Americans.

 

The Beach Boys – Salt Lake City

Merrel Fankhauser – Tampa run

The Smithsonian Institute – Boston bay

Moby Grape – Omaha

Saint Steven – Voyage to cleveland

Clean Living – New York City

Five Man Electrical Band – Last time I saw Memphis

Fever Tree – San Francisco girls

Willow – Seattle

Rodger collins – Foxy girls in Oakland

Arthur Alexander – Detroit City

Ted Taylor – Houston town

The Outcasts – I’m in Pittsburgh (and it’s raining)

The Bees – Trip to New Orleans

Spode – Cincinatti woman

West Coast Consortium – Lady from Baltimore

Graham Nash - Chicago

 

 

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31 octobre 2013 4 31 /10 /octobre /2013 05:04

 

A tribute to falling leaves, pale skies and early evenings by the candlelight

 

The Delicate Balance – Autumn wind

The In-Keepers – The cobweb threads of autumn

Vigrass & Osborne – Forver autumn

National Gallery – Diana in the autumn wind

Saint Steven – Grey skies

Studio Six – Falling leaves

Jelly Bean Bandits – September rain

The Rascals – Rainy day

The Fireballs – Ain’t that rain

Summer Sounds – When autumn leaves turn to brown

Patriots – As fall the leaves

Carol with the Omens – September

The Overlanders – The leaves are falling

The Flying Burrito Brothers – Four days of rain

Equipe 84 – September 29th

Tindersticks – This fire of autumn

 

 

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24 octobre 2013 4 24 /10 /octobre /2013 05:08

 

Sweet & sharp Philadelphia sounds from before the 70’s sugar overdose !

 

Richard Anthony & The Blue Notes – No good

The Rockmasters – Pretty one

The Fantastic Johnny C. – Got what you need

Moses Smith – The girl across the street

De-Lites – Tell me why

Patty & The Emblems – He said, she said

Brenda & The Tabulations – That’s in the past

The Intruders – Youre my one and only baby

Frankie Beverley & The Butlers – Love (your pain goes deep)

Charles Feagin – You must have been a wonderful girl

Jerry Butler – Go away find yourself

John Ellison – You’re my world

Eddie Holman & The Larks – You can tell

The O’Jays – Just can’t get enough

Big Dee Irwin – Better to have loved and lost

Delfonics – Ready or not here I come

 

 

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17 octobre 2013 4 17 /10 /octobre /2013 07:17

 

Garage rock purists dislike horns but that’s alright as we dislike garage rock purists. This show was dedicated to brass arrangement in 60's garage rock and other teenage greatness.

 

Ole Miss Downbeats – Geraldine

Werps – Love’s a fire

The Onion Rings – She’s gonna cry

Boy Blues – Living child

Avengers – Crying all alone

New Colony Six – I’m just waitin’ (anticipatin’ for her to show up)

The Embermen Five – Do you have to be so cruel

Red Coats Revue Inc. – Keep on trying

The Fireballs – I don’t have the right

Nobody’s Children – Dontcha feel like cryin’

The Cherry Slush – I cannot stop you

Dick Wagner & The Frosts – Little girl

Tonto & The Renegades – The easy way out

The Grodes – What they say about love

Thor’s Hammer – By the sea (version 2)

The Undertakers – (I fell in love) for the very first time

The Bumble Bees – Girl of my kind

The Riot Squad – Gotta be a first time

The Five Americans – Virginia girl

 

 

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3 octobre 2013 4 03 /10 /octobre /2013 11:21

 

Ballsier efforts of soft-oriented bands !

 

The Millenium – The know it all

The Beach Boys – How she boogalooed it

The Sunrays – Don’t take yourself too seriously

The Tokens – Animal

Del Shannon – Move it on over

Herman’s Hermits – Ace, king, queen, jack

Honeybus – Tender are the ashes

The Gremlins – Listen to me

The Chessmen – There’s no blood in bone

Cher – I walk on guilded splinters

Townes Van Zandt – Black widow blues

The Bee Gees – Lay it on me

Harry Nilsson – Jump into the fire

The Mamas & Papas – Gemini childe

Bread – Tecolote (live 1972)

Nick Lowe – Music for money

 

 

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19 septembre 2013 4 19 /09 /septembre /2013 11:43

 

The softer side of tough acts. To be continued next week with the opposite.

 

Don & The Goodtimes – I could never be

Charlie Feathers – South of Chicago

Gene Vincent – The day the world turned blue

Link Wray – Black river swamp

The Sonics – Anyway the wind blows

The Breakers/Wailers – All my nights all my days

The Shadows Of Knight – Wille Jean

The Remains – But I ain’t got you

Steppenwolf – Spiritual Fantasy

Iron Butterfly – Flowers and beads

Spirit – Give a life, take a life

Bob Seger & The Last Heard – Very few

Third Power – Passed by

The Koala – Elizabeth

Dean Carter – Shadow of evil

The Troggs – Anyway that you want me

 

 

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12 septembre 2013 4 12 /09 /septembre /2013 12:15

 

Before the Gallagher brothers discovered the joys of glue-sniffing there was a great Marin County folk-rock band named Oasis. There are dozens of other examples, here are a few samples.

The Go-Betweens – Knock knock

Feelies – Happy

The New Order – You’ve got me high

Cult – Fire and flood

The Smiths – Now I taste the tears

The Jam – Something’s gone

The Gladiators – Turning to stone

The Wailers – Bad trip

The Status Quo – They all want her love

Saints – Please don’t leave me

Iron Maiden – Ned Kelly

Nirvana – Rainbow chaser

Genesis – Gloomy Sunday

Oasis – The wake

Felt – Look at the sun

The Bats – Not my girl anymore

The Damned – Morning bird

 

 

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