Mittwoch, 3. Oktober 2007
Ginger Baker (drums, vocals)
Jack Bruce (bass, harmonica, vocals)
Eric Clapton (guitar, vocals)
01. Lawdy Mama (Trad.) 2.03
02. Rollin´ And Tumblin´ (Morganfield) 4.39
03. Sweet Wine (Baker) 3.09
04. Cat Squirrel (Trad.) 3.12
05. The Coffee Song (Colton/Smith) 2.49
06. Toad (Baker) 4.22
07. You Make Me Feel (Bruce) 2.43
08. Wrapping Paper (Bruce/Brown) 1.07
09. Fallstaff Beer (Bruce) 1.02
10. I Feel Free (Bruce/Brown) 3.09
11. White Room (Bruce/Brown) 4.14
MT. FILLMORE lists the date of this show as June 26 and CTFE lists it as June 28. June 27 was the final night of the Fillmore's closing run. The same lineup (Albert King, Mountain, The J. Geils Band and The Allman Brothers Band) played on each of the last two nights, so the 26th is possible. But this tape is from a radio broadcast and it's likely that such a broadcast would have been on the final night. Also, the circulating Allman Brothers tape of these last shows is from the 27th, and it would seem logical that was the same broadcast.
Steve Knight (keyboards)
Corky Laing (drums)
Felix Pappalardi (bass, vocals)
Leslie West (guitar, vocals)
01. Intro by Bill Graham 0.24
02. Never In My Life () 7.09
03. Theme For An Imaginary Western (Bruce/Brown) 5.22
04. Roll Over Beethoven (Berry) 8.48
05. Dreams Of Milk And Honey () 15.59
06. Silver Paper () 7.58
07. Mississippi Queen () 6.19
08. Outside of the Fillmore 3.21
09. Nantucket Sleighride (Bonus track from California Jam 1974) () 6.45
Dienstag, 2. Oktober 2007
Montag, 1. Oktober 2007
Keith Emerson from The Nice, Greg Lake from King Crimson and Atomic Rooster´s Carl Palmer took the Isle Of Wight stage for only their second time as a band, and proceeded to blow the minds of many of the thousands of sun drenched hippies there.
Emerson´s love for classical music had often been show cased in The Nice, his quite remarkable keyboard skills would be pushed to the limits in ELP, and set against Lake´s more down to earth song writing and Palmer´s dynamic percussive ability, the stage was set for an explosve performance. Their short 55 min set was new to the vast audience.
ELP were praised and panned after the Isle Of Wight show, thousands loved them, some thought it was all too much pomp, in the wrong circumstance. Either way the self-titled debut-album was a hit and the shows became longer and much more spectacular, and often involved an orchestra, a Persian rug and lots more organ abuse ...
Keith Emerson (keyboards)
Greg Lake (vocals, bass, guitar)
Carl Palmer (drums)
01. The Barbarian (Bartok) 5.07
02. Take A Pebble (Lake) 11.47
03. Pictures At An Exhibition (Mussorgsky, aditional music & lyrics: Emerson, Lake & Palmer) 35.49
04. Rondo (Bach) 4.12
05. Nutrocker (Tschaikovsky) 4.49
06. Interview 6.14
Sonntag, 30. September 2007
Ten Years After:
Chick Churchill (keyboards)
Leo Lyons (bass)
Alvin Lee (guitar, vocals)
Ric Lee (drums)
01. I Want to Know (McLeod) 2.12
02. I Can´t Keep From Crying Sometime (Kooper) 5.34
03. Adventures Of A Young Organ (Churchill) 2.37
04. Spoonful (Dixon) 6.20
05. Losing The Dogs (A.Lee/Dudgeon) 3.09
06. Feel It For Me (A.Lee) 2.45
07. Love Until I Die (A.Lee) 2.10
08. Don´t Want You Woman (A.Lee) 2.41
09. Help Me (Dixon/Bass) 10.16
collaborative album by folk musicians Bert Jansch (b. 3 November 1943, Glasgow, Scotland) and John Renbourn. Vocalist Jacqui McShee, an established figure on the traditional circuit, who had been working with John for a year and had appeared on his album 'Another Monday' then joined. The lineup was completed by Danny Thompson (b. April 1939; bass) and Terry Cox (drums), both of Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, in a quintet which would also embrace blues and jazz forms.
Their respective talents were expertly captured on The Pentangle, where the delicate acoustic interplay between Jansch and Renbourn was brilliantly underscored by Thompson's sympathetic support and McShee's soaring intonation. Stylish original material balanced songs pulled from folk's heritage ('Let No Man Steal Your Thyme', 'Brunton Town'), while the inclusion of the Staple Singers 'Hear My Call' confirmed the group's eclectism. This feature was expanded on the double-set Sweet Child, which included two compositions by jazz bassist Charles Mingus, 'Haitian Fight Song' and 'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat'. The unit enjoyed considerable commercial success with Basket Of Light, which included 'Light Flight', the theme song to the UK television series, Take Three Girls. However, despite an undoubted dexterity and the introduction of muted electric instruments, subsequent releases were marred by a sense of sterility, and lacked the passion of concurrent releases undertaken by the two guitarists.
Pentangle was disbanded in 1973, following which Thompson began a partnership with John Martyn. Cox undertook a lucrative session career before backing French singer Charles Aznavour, and while Jansch continued his solo career, McShee fronted the John Renborn Band between 1974-81. The original Pentangle reconvened the following year for a European and Australian tour . Defections owing to outside commitments led to considerable changes. John was replaced by Mike Piggott , (violin and guitar) and `0pen The Door was recorded in 1983. McShee , Jansch , Cox and Piggott were joined by Nigel Porttnan-Smith (bass) for In The Round 1985, but by 1986 Piggott and Cox had departed and were replaced by Rod Clements (guitar, mandolin) and Gerry Conway (drums) to record `So Early in the Spring 1988. Peter Kirtly (guitar) now featured in the group to replace Rod Clements. This particular line-up continued, recording ,`Think Of Tomorrow` in 1991,`One More Road` in 1993 and a live album in Germany , Pentangle Live `94. .
Jacqui McShee (vocals)
Bert Jansch (guitar, vocals) Tony Roberts (flute, whistle)
Nigel Portman Smith (bass, keyboards)
Rod Clements (mandolin, guitar)
Gerry Conway (percussion, drums)
2. So Early in the Spring (Traditional) - 5:40
3. Blacksmith (Traditional) - 3:25
4. Reynardine (Traditional) - 4:21
5. Lucky Black Cat (Clements/Conway/Jansch/McShee/Portman-Smith) - 3:20
6. Bramble Briarr (Traditional) - 5:54
7. Lassie Gathering Nuts (Traditional) - 5:02
8. Gaea (Traditional) - 4:46
9. Baron of Brackley (Traditional) - 7:53
The members of the land mark blues-rock trio Cream hadn't played together publicly since their 1969 farewell concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker have kept their distance from each other in the intervening years.
But when singer-bassist Bruce stepped to the microphone to acknowledge the group's induction, which climaxed the evening, he observed, "I think that must be what rock'n'roll is about. It brings people together. And if the three of us could be together again, anybody could be together again, I´ll tell you."
Guitarrist Clapton, whose fame has far surpassed that of his colleagues, was more emotional in his address."I've been reunited with two people I love very dearly,"Clapton said, pausing briefly to collect himself. "It´s very moving.
Cream backed up the words a little later with a blistering live set, but the performance that preceded theirs touched off a renewal of hostilities within one of American's classic groups.
When John Fogerty took the stage to play some of his Creedence Clearwater Revival songs, he was fIanked by Robbie Robertson and Bruce Springsteen rather than Creedence's surviving members, bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clillord. That partnership ended in acrimony in 1972 and there are no signs of reconciliation. (In a recent interview, Fogerty characterized his relationship with his former bandmates as like eyeballing each other over a minefield. ... I think there are a lot of strong not-so-positiv feelings. ")
As the threesome and the house band launched "Who'll Stop the Rain," Cook and Cliflord left their table (located on the opposite side of the room from Fogerty's) and walked out of the room,returning later for Cream's performance.
After the music ended and the light came up, Cook stood holding the unused bass that he'd brought in anticipation of playing.
He says, 'I'm not playing with you guys ever again. '... I decided just to get up and leave.I didn't want to hear them."
In between those extremes were the annual ceremony's customary range of lighthearted and touching moments.
By Richard Cromelin
Special to the TIMES
The Doors w/Eddie Vetter:
01. Roadhouse Blues () 5.56
02. Break On Through () 3.33
03. Light My Fire () 8.36
Creedence Clearwater Revival w/ Bruce Springsteen & Robbie Robertson:
04. Whol Will Top The Rain (Fogerty) 3.14
05. Green River (Fogerty) 3.18
06. Born On The Bayou (Fogerty) 3.35
07. Sunshine Of Your Love (Bruce/Brown/Clapton) 5.47
08. Born Under A Bad Sign (Bell) 3.42
09. Crossroads (Johnson) 4.28
Recorded live at the Apollo Theatre, NYC, June 13, 1993
10. Rock My Baby (King/Josea) 5.43 feat. Eric Clapton
11. Sweet Little Angel (King) 5.29 feat. Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck & Albert Collins
"Ozawa walked into Old Town night life two seasons ago; in a week which he and the Chicago Symphony were presenting the local premiere of Charles Ives' Fourth Symphony. The Siegel-Schwall Blues Band (Corky Siegel and Jim Schwall), the first band he heard on Wells, became his favorite.
He wasn't recognized when he first appeared at Big John's, the bar where they were playing. And, because he didn't have any identity cards to prove his age, he wasn't allowed inside the door.
"Ozawa was impressed, he returned for many performances and suggested a blues classical collaboration. Siegel worked closely with Russo who then began composing and orchestrating "Three Pieces for Blues Band and Symphony Orchestra." The 1968 premier of the composition featuring the Siegel-Schwall Band and the Chicago Symphony was met with a standing ovation and critical acclaim."
"Three Pieces for Blues Band and Symphony Orchestra was commissioned, composed, and finally played with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Ozawa's delight; 'It was a success. Some people think that this is a totally different side of music, but I see it as a convergence in the future. They (Siegel-Schwall) are fantastic.'" - Seiji Ozawa interview 1968 - Airline Magazine
Shelly Plotkin (drums)
Al Radford (bass)
Jim Schwall (guitar)
Corky Siegel (harmonica)
Seji Ozawa (conductor)
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Street Music op 65, - A Blues Concerto - composed by William Russo (total time: 31.18)
01. 1st Movement 8.16
02. 2nd Movement 5.18
03. 3rd Movement 8.52
04. 4th Movement 8.53
Three Pieces For Blues Band And Symphony Orchestra op. 50, composed by William Russo (total time: 24.17)
05. 1st Part 8.08
06. 2nd Part 8.58
07. 3rd Part 7.11
08. An American In Paris (Gershwin) 18.03
June 25, 1928- January 11, 2003
This is their debut-album, released in November 1972.
Corky Laing in his own words about the end of "Mountain" and the early days of "West, Bruce & Laing":
"There was a lot of self-abuse. It was the old ladies, it was drugs, and it was greed and ego. Everything the Russians hated about America, we were living it!"
"When Felix wanted to announce a breakup, I never understood why we couldn't have just gone our different ways for a while instead. That made no sense to me. We'd worked really hard to build all of that up."
Laing stayed involved with West.
"Philosophically, we went in different directions, but musically we were on the same page."
The duo went to Island Studios in London to record, originally with the intention of forming a band along with Paul Rodgers (FREE), Mick Ralphs and Overend Watts (MOTT THE HOOPLE). Things were going well until West invited ex-CREAM bassist Jack Bruce to come in for a jam.
"The next time I talked to Leslie, he told me that his dream was to be in a band with Jack Bruce. I thought we already had a good band going, especially with Paul singing, but Leslie said that Jack would sing too, and off it went."
"Our sound was a lot rougher than Mountain's. 'Like Why Dontcha' I wrote in just twenty minutes and we jammed fiercely on it. We were flowing with ideas and actually stayed together longer than Mountain had."
Jack Bruce (bass, vocals, haromica)
Corky Laing (drums)
Leslie West (guitar, vocals)
01. Why Dontacha (West/Bruce/Laing) 3.02
02. Out Into The Fields (Bruce/Brown/West/Laing) 4.40
03. The Doctor (West/Bruce/Laing/Palmer) 4.30
04. Turn Me Over (West/Bruce/Laing) 2.43
05. Third Degree (Boyd) 5.15
06. Shake My Thing (West/Bruce/Laing) 3.14
07. While You Sleep (West/Bruce/Laing) 3.24
08. Pleasure (Bruce/Brown/West/Laing) 4.02
09. Love Is Worth The Blues (West/Bruce/Laing) 4.11
10. Pollution Woman (Bruce/Brown/West/Laing) 4.26
Manfred Mann was after all these years as a star in the pop market very proud of these recordings, because they show him and his band as a "real" musician" with an ambitious mixture between jazz and rock.
Mike Hugg was the vocalist, pianist and principal song writer with Manfred playing organ and arranging the album's contents.
One of the hightlights was "Snakesin Garter" witch an excellent bass solo by Steve York. Another highlight was "Travelling Lady", a wonderful song with a dark atmosphere and sophisticated lyrics.
Craig Collinge (drums)
Brian Hugg (guitar)
Mike Hugg (keyboards, vocals)
Bernie Living (saxophone)
Manfred Mann (keyboards)
Steve York (bass)
01. Travelling Lady (Mann/Hugg) 5.48
02. Snakeskin Garter (Hugg) 5:48
03. Konekuf(Mann) 5:47
04. Sometime (Hugg) 2:37
05. Devil Woman" (Hugg) 5:24
06. Time (Hugg) 7:25
07. One Way Glass (Mann/Thomas) 3:33
08. Mister, You're A Better Man Than I (Mann/Hugg) 5:10
09. Ain't It Sad (Hugg) 1:57
10. A Study In Inaccuracy (Mann) 4:05
11. Where Am I Going" (Hugg) 2:36
12. Travelling Lady (Mann/Hugg) (alternate version) 5.16
Samstag, 29. September 2007
Randall Bramblett (sax, flute, keyboards)
Jim Capaldi (vocals, drums, percussion)
Rosko Gee (bass)
Mike McEvoy (guitar, keyboards)
Walfredo Reyes Jr. (drums, percussion)
Steve Winwood (vocals, keyboards, guitar)
01. Pearly Queen (Winwood/Capaldi)) 5.13
02. Medicated Goo (Winwood/Miller) 5.37
03. Rock N Roll Stew (Winwood/Capaldi)) 6.13
04. Mozambique (Winwood/Capaldi) 5.22
05. The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys (Winwood/Capaldi) 11.13
06. Glad / Freedom Rider (Winwood/Capaldi) 10.35
07. Empty Pages (Winwood/Capaldi) 4.28
08. Light Up Or Leave Me Alone (Capaldi) 12.40
09. Dear Mister Fantasy (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood) 7.28
10. Gimme Some Lovin´ (Winwood/Davis) 6.33
(August 02, 1944 - Januar 28, 2005)
Teaze was very popular in Japan and so it´s not a big surprise, that their live album was recorded at the Nakona Sun Plaza, Tokio.
Mark Bradac guitar, vocals
Brian Danter vocals, bass
Mike Kozak drums
Chuck Price guitar, vocals
01. Rockin´With The Music (Bradac) 3.54
02. Lady Killer (Bradac/Kozak/Price) 5.16
03. Come On Hold On (Danter) 6.24
04. Baby Why Can´t You (Danter) 3.26
05. On The Loose (Bradac/Danter) 7.42
06. Open My Eyes (Bradac/Danter) 6.42
07. Tonite It´s Me (Kozak) 3.30
08. Boy´s Nite Out (Bradac/Kozak) 6.22
09. Gonna Have A Good Time Tonight (Vanda/Young) 3.35
10. Hot To Trot (Bradac/Danter/Kozak/Price) 3.39