Tuesday, August 12, 2014

VA Gloria covers

"Gloria" is a song written by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison and originally recorded by Morrison's band Them in 1964 and released as the B-side of "Baby, Please Don't Go". The song became a garage rock staple and a part of many rock bands' repertoires.
This is a compilation of 18 versions of this great song.Enjoy!!!


01.Them-Gloria (1964 UK)
02.The Shadows Of Knight-Gloria (1966 US)
03.Santa Esmeralda-Gloria (1977 France)
04.The Boots-Gloria (1966 Germany)
05.The Hombres-Gloria (1967 US)
06.The Blues Magoos- Gloria (1967 US)
07.Los Walkers-Gloria (1967 Argentina)
08.The Squires - Gloria (1966 US)
09.The Golden Cups-Gloria (1969 Japan)
10.Miguel Angel & Los Sharps - Gloria (196- Mexico)
11.P.J. Orion and The Magnates- Gloria (1967 US)
12.The Beatnicks- Gloria (1967 Chile)
13.The Outsiders-Gloria (1967 US)
14.The Hangmen-Gloria (1968 US)
15.Gerhard Dlugi - Gloria (196- Germany)
16.The Human Beinz-Gloria (1967 US)
17.The Doors-Gloria (1969 US)
18.The Tangerine Zoo -Gloria (1968 US)


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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Chakachas-1972 Belgium

The Chakachas were a group of Belgian studio musicians. Their self-titled LP released in 1972 by Blue Elephant (BE 877.021-Y) in Belgium  and by Avco Records (AV-11005-598) in the US with different cover and two less songs.
This album was their second after their big hit with "Jungle Fever". This one is a mix of styles. First, you get the band’s familiar mix of Latin, Funk and Soul on "Stories" with a drum and percussion break intro and mid-tempo groove accentuated by a flute and horns. After that the album goes with the female led Gospel cuts "By The Way" and "Judas Kiss", the Pop oriented "Push Together" and "Love, Love, Love", and the more Latin sounding "Oye Me", "Oye Mi Guaguanco" , "Bantu" and of course "The Party".
A Great Latin Soul/Funk LP, this is the 1972 UK release by Young Blood International (SYB-3003).

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Ray Barretto- Barretto Power- 1971 US

Ray Barretto (April 29, 1929 – February 17, 2006) was an American Grammy Award-winning Latin/Latin jazz musician of Puerto Rican ancestry.
Barretto  was born in New York City. His parents moved to New York from Puerto Rico in the early 1920s, looking for a better life. He was raised in Spanish Harlem and at a very young age was influenced by his mother's love of music and by the jazz music of musicians such as Duke Ellington and Count Basie.
Ray Barretto served notice that his was the heavyweight band in the salsa scene with this LP, who released in 1971 on Fania Records (SLP 391). Aside from the devastating three-man trumpet line (Roberto Rodriguez, Rene Lopez, Papy Roman) and Adalberto Santiago's vocals (plus chorus), "Barretto Power" is entirely a rhythm-section record, lean and economical yet no less powerful for it.
The compositions are mostly group originals, and range from the leader's salsa-fied opener, "Oye la Noticia," to Rodriguez's chorus-heavy "Perla del Sur" to a pair of slightly modernized horn-led numbers, "Right On" and the closer, "Power".
This is the Italian Reissue of the album by Dig It International -Fania Records (FLP-009).


Ray Barretto-Congas
Andy Gonzales-Bass
Tony Fuentes-Bongos
Louis Cruz-Piano
Orestes Vilato-Timbales
Papy Roman, Rene Lopez, Roberto Rodriguez- Trumpet
Adalberto Santiago-Vocals

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Candido - Beautiful-1970 US

A beautiful bit of Latin funk and one of the rarest albums ever from the mighty Candido. The album's one of the first that has Candido stepping out of the straighter Latin jazz mode of earlier years, working with a funky lineup of players arranged by the mad genius Joe Cain, and going for a mixed electric/acoustic sound that reminds us of Mongo Santamaria's best work, only a heck of a lot funkier. The album features some really heavy guitar and organ lines, plus some good choppy sax work wailing away with a really solid soulful sound. Titles include "I'm On My Way", "Tic Tac Toe", "Serenade To A Savage", and the great "Ghana Spice (parts 1 & 2)".


Candido Camero - conga, bongos
Bernie Glow, Pat Russo - trumpet
Alan Raph - trombone, bass trombone
Joe Grimm - saxes,flute
Frank Anderson - piano, organ
Dave Spinozza - guitar
Gerald Jemmott , Richard Davis -Fender bass
Herbie Lovelle - drums

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VA See For Miles Records (SEA 2) -1987 EP UK

1.Simon Dupree & The Big Sound –  Kites:

Simon Dupree and the Big Sound were a British psychedelic rock/psychedelic pop band formed by Shulman brothers. They started as The Howling Wolves and then became The Road Runners, playing R&B around the Portsmouth area, home of the Shulman brothers, becoming Simon Dupree and the Big Sound in early 1966. It was the unashamed flower-power style of "Kites" which gave them their biggest success.

2.Idle Race –Skeleton And The Roundabout:

The Idle Race were a British rock group from Birmingham in the late 1960s and early 1970s who had a cult following but never enjoyed mass commercial success.

3.Keith West –Excerpt From "A Teenage Opera":

Keith West (Real Name:Keith Alan Hopkins) is a British singer, born 6 December 1943 in Dagenham, Essex, England. West himself is perhaps better known as a participant of Wirtz's "A Teenage Opera". He was the singer of "Excerpt From A Teenage Opera", also known as "Grocer Jack", which reached #2 on the UK Singles Chart in 1967. He was also the lead singer of  Tomorrow, a 1960s psychedelic rock band.

4.Lemon Tree– William Chalker's Time Machine:

The Lemon Tree were one of a coterie of psychedelic pop groups who sprang up in Birmingham, England, in the mid- to late '60s. Like the Idle Race and most of their Birmingham compatriots, their music was close in spirit to the Move, a cheerful, celebratory, and upbeat account of life in a world lit by a psychedelic glow.
(by request)

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

VA Can't Find My Way Home covers

"Can't Find My Way Home" is a song written by Steve Winwood, that was first released by Blind Faith on their 1969 album "Blind Faith". Rolling Stone, in a review of the album, noted that the song featured "Ginger Baker's highly innovative percussion" and judged the lyric "And I'm wasted and I can't find my way home" to be "delightful". This is a compilation of 10 versions of this great song. Enjoy!!!


01.Blind Faith- Can't Find My Way Home (1969 UK)
02.Mama Lion- Can't Find My Way Home (1972 US)
03.Jeff St John's Copperwine- Can't Find My Way Home (1970 Australia)
04.Sound Factory- Can't Find My Way Home (1970 Brazil)
05.Ellen McIlwaine- Can't Find My Way Home (1972 US)
06.Gilberto Gil- Can't Find My Way Home (1971 Brazil)
07.Yvonne Elliman- Can't Find My Way Home (1972 US)
08.Eric Clapton- Can't Find My Way Home (1975 UK)
09.Bonnie Bramlett- Can't Find My Way Home (1978 US)
10.Bonnie Raitt- Can't Find My Way Home (1972 US)


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Monday, August 4, 2014

The Sons Of Champlin- Marin County Sunshine- 1968-1971 US

The Sons Of Champlin is an American rock band, formed in the late 1960s and hailing from the San Francisco-Bay area. They are fronted by vocalist/keyboardist/guitarist Bill Champlin, who was also a member of the rock band Chicago.
During the late 1960s, The Sons Of Champlin performed regularly at the San Francisco venues, the Avalon Ballroom and the Fillmore West. They shared billing with, among many others, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe and the Fish, and The Youngbloods.
This UK Compilation released in 1988  by Decal Records (LIK 21).

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La Revolucion De Emiliano Zapata - Hoy-1972 Mexico

A legendary Mexican outfit who along with Flying Karpets ,The Survival and Kaleidoscope were the country's top psychedelic acts in the late sixties and the early seventies.Probably one of the best pieces of Latin American psychedelic rock ever made.
This is the second album from 1972 by the band La Revolucion De Emiliano Zapata. Superb late sixties styled trippy psychedelia with male/female vocals and some killer lead guitar.
This is the 1999 UK Unofficial Release of the album by El Disco Es Cultura label with no number.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Laghonia- Etcetera-1971 Peru

Laghonia was an important part of Peru's surprisingly fertile psychedelic/prog rock scene during the late '60s and early '70s. Originally formed in 1965 as the New Juggler Sound, their initial lineup featured lead guitarist/vocalist Davey Levene, rhythm guitarist/vocalist Saul Cornejo, keyboardist Carlos Salom, bassist Eddy Zarauz and drummer Alex Abad.
They became a harder-edged psychedelic garage band with touches of prog rock, soul, and blues-rock. Abad left in 1968, upon which point the group replaced him with Manuel Cornejo and changed their name to Laghonia.
That year, they recorded their first album, "Glue". In 1970, Zarauz left and was replaced by Ernesto Samame. This lineup recorded the second Laghonia LP, "Etcetera" on Mag label (LPN-2412), which was released in 1971 and drew more from the progressive late-period Beatles.
After leader Levene departed, the remaining members recruited guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Carlos Guerrero and regrouped as We All Together, releasing two albums during the '70s.
This is the 2004 German Reissue of the album by World In Sound (RFR-24), with a bonus single.

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Hell Preachers Inc.- Supreme Psychedelic Underground-1968 Germany

Broiling, fuming hard-psych exploito record which was definitely not recorded by members of Deep Purple. It was rumoured that this album was made by Ritchie Blackmore (gtr), Jon Lord (keyb'ds) and Ian Paice (drms) in their pre-Deep Purple days, but all three have persistently denied this.
The album feature some good guitar and organ work, notably on "Time Race part 1 & 2", but it's best moment is probably the Bo Diddley derivative "Turn Turn".
One of the better period exploito albums. In the UK the album was released in 1969 by the Marble Arch label (MALS 1169) with different cover, in Germany it was released in 1968 by Europa Records (E 356).
This is the Greek Reissue of the album by Europa (LP 4001).Cover claims that band consists of members of Deep Purple.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Kaleidoscope - When Scopes Collide-1976 US

In 1976, ex-members Brotman, Crill, Darrow, Feldthouse and Lagos reconvened for the reunion album," When Scopes Collide", which was released on Michael Nesmith’s Pacific Arts label (PAC7-102A).
"When Scopes Collide" was a reunion project about six years after the breakup of the band. It reunited most key members that ever played with the band, with the exception of original drummer, John Vidican. Of the twelve cuts on the album, five are originals. "When Scopes Collide" include one of my favorite versions of "Ghost Riders In The Sky".
This is the 1976 UK Release of the album by Island Records (ILPS 9462-A).

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Lou Rawls- Soulin'- 1966 US

Louis Allen "Lou" Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was an American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter, and record producer. Rawls released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 million records and had numerous charting singles.
Lou Rawls began his roll onto the R&B and pop charts with this  work. "Soulin'" album  by Lou Rawls was released in 1966 on Capitol Records ( ST-2566). He was now doing soul material, songs where his gospel background and instincts took over, and he simply wailed, soared, and shouted, rather than interpreting or working with blues progressions. He scored a huge hit with "Love Is A Hurtin' Thing".

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Chuck Bridges and the L.A. Happening -1969 US Promo Release

Chuck Bridges and the L.A. Happening were an integrated band out of Los Angeles with Bridges being the lead vocalist. They were signed to Vault where producer Lucky Young wrote or co-wrote all but one of the albums’ 12 tracks. The arrangements in each song show the influence of Soul/Funk, Pop, Jazz and Gospel.
One of the great soul/funk rarities of the late 1960's, Chuck Bridges and the L.A. Happening's 1969 self-titled LP has risen in stature as a highly sought after rare soul record among collectors of the genre. An eight piece integrated soul/funk band, it's hard to understand after listening to the album, why this talented band never released another LP. The songwriting is tight and the grooves are definitely, well - happening.
This is the 1969 US Promo release of the album by Vault Records (SLP-132).

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The Turtles - Happy Together - 1967 US

The Turtles are an American rock band led by vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, later known as Flo and Eddie. The band became notable for several Top 40 hits beginning with their cover version of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" in 1965. They scored their biggest and best-known hit in 1967 with the song "Happy Together".
"Happy Together" is the third studio album by pop rock band The Turtles. It was released in April 1967 on White Whale Records (WW 114).

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band-Golden Butter-The Best Of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band-1972 US

Though their luster had faded by 1972, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band had already earned their measure of immortality by first popularizing and then pushing the boundaries of the blues. This influential outfit recorded two acknowledged classics, their eponymous debut and the subsequent "East-West", which account for the first two sides of "Golden Butter". Here you'll find the straight-ahead Chicago blues of their debut ("Born in Chicago," "Mellow Down Easy," "Look Over Yonders Wall") and the prescient psychedelic blues-rock of their second effort ("East-West," "Mary, Mary").
Delivered in chronological order, "Golden Butter" offers an accurate miniature of the band's unraveling from blues ambassadors to innovators to increasingly irrelevant icons.
This is the Greek Reissue of 2 × Vinyl compilation, released by Elektra Records (62011).

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VA Spoonful covers

"Spoonful" is a blues song written by Willie Dixon and first recorded in 1960 by Howlin' Wolf. Called "a stark and haunting work", it is one of Dixon's best known and most interpreted songs.
The lyrics relate men's sometimes violent search to satisfy their cravings, with "a spoonful" used mostly as a metaphor for pleasures, which have been interpreted as sex, love, or drugs:
"It could be a spoonful of coffee, it could be a spoonful of tea
But one little spoon of your precious love, is good enough for me
Men lies about that spoonful, some of them dies about that spoonful
Some of them cries about that spoonful, but everybody fight about that spoonful ..."
This is a compilation of 19 versions of this great song. Enjoy!!!


part 1:

01.Howlin' Wolf-Spoonful (1960 US)
02.Willie Dixon- Spoonful (1970 US)
03.Jim Ford - Spoonfull (1969 US)
04.Cream-Spoonful (1968 UK)
05.Cathy Young-Spoonful (1969 US)
06.Blues Creation-Spoonful (1969 Japan)
07.Brothers Unlimited-Spoonful (1970 US)
08.Jose Feliciano-Spoonful (1966 US)
09.Terry Brooks And Strange - Spoonful (1973 US)


part 2:

01.The Blues Project-Spoonful (1966 US)
02.The Helpful Soul-Spoonful (1969 Japan)
03.Ten Years After- Spoonful (1967 UK)
04.The Paul Butterfield Blues Band-Spoonful (1966 US)
05.Etta James duet with Harvey Fuqua-Spoonful (1962 US)
06.Breakthru-Spoonful  (1967 UK)
07.Q 65-Spoonful (1966 Holland)
08.Powerhouse- Spoonful (1969 Japan)
09.Shadows Of Knight-Spoonful (1967 US)
10.Howlin' Wolf-Spoonful (1968 US)


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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Johnny Winter- Livin' In The Blues-1985 Showcase Records Compilation

This UK Compilation of the Texas rock and blues guitarist Johnny Winter includes "Leavin' Blues" and "Goin Down Slow." Other tracks include, "Parchman Farm", "Livin' In The Blues","38-32-20", '"Bad News", "Kind Hearted Woman", "Out Of Sight", "Low Down Gal Of Mine" and "Avocado Green".
This compilation released in 1985 by Showcase Records (SHLP-132).

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