A two CD set of 17 tracks from the career of the hugely influential artist/producer up to 1975.The set starts with 5 tracks from the debut Blood Sweat & Tears album,2 from Super Session through to tracks by Stephen Stills and more solo material from the man himself.All tracks selected by Al.
Official CD reissue of the sole album by this great late '60's US psychedelic band who made this one album in 1968. Quirky fuzz guitars, odd lyrics and multi-layered harmonies create a strange brew that leans towards a West Coast sound rather than hinting at the bands East Coast origins. Classic '60's psych cover art.
These 2 early 70's albums by the Blues Project are from the Danny Kalb line up with the first being produced by Shel Talmy (Who,Kinks,Creation) in the UK and the second by Gabriel Mekler (Steppenwolf) which includes David Cohen (C.J& the Fish) and the original Blues Project vocalist Tommy Flanders.Both albums include blues based psyche rock of the highest order.
Often regarded as the first of the San Francisco rock bands, the Charlatans mixed country rock influences with the burgeoning acid craziness to evolve a unique sound. This is the bands much underrated late '60s album with the addition of a bonus track of the radio advert for the release from the time.Great versions of 'Alabama Bound' and 'High Coin' sit alongside 'Folsom Prison Blues' 'When I Go Sailin' By' and 'Wabash Cannonball'. Think of a harder Sopwith Camel with more acid guitar work. Cool period sleeve.
The only album from 1973 by this great US band that featured John Cipollina ex-Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jim McPherson ex-Stained Glass. Great West Coast rock with that at times sounds like early Quicksilver loaded with Cippllina's distinctive acid guitar leads. Features a bonus track and detailed booklet.
This CD contains Eric Clapton's first recorded interview in America, when he arrived with Cream band mates Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker in March 1967. Also included in the package are rare photos of the power trio's first U.S. recording session for the legendary "Disraeli Gears' album. Tracks 1-9 Ginger Baker interview, tracks 10-27 Eric Clapton interview and 28-37 Jack Bruce interview. THIS CD CONTAINS NO MUSIC.
First released in '87, this is the founding member of The Blasters landmark album. Now accepted as one of the best troubadours of America, his first solo album is available for the first time in years. And what a welcome return it is. Produced by Los Lobos member Steve Berlin, these eleven are essential American roots songs. Features guest musicians Al Kooper, Katy Moffat and David Hidalgo from Los Lobos. Tracks include: "I Wish It Was Satuday Night", "Long White Cadillac", "Brother (On The Line)", and "Border Radio."
One half of the twin guitar Heat of Chicago's legendary Paul Butterfield Blues Band and then lead guitarist for the same group after Mike Bloomfield departed to join Electric Flag. This CD showcases what happened when Elvin moving to San Francisco and recorded for Bill Graham's Fillmore Label and parent CD Epic/ Sony. All three albums, live tracks and B-sides are included on this double CD set.
The country-rock pioneers recorded two albums for Columbia/Sony in 1975 and 1976, which have escaped CD re-issue until now.Guests include SPOONER OLDHAM and STEVIE WONDER, plusSKIP BATTIN and GENE PARSONS from THE BYRDSTwenty-one tracks of country rock and southern soul.Founded by the truly ledgendary GRAM PARSONS the Burritos paved the way for what is now wildly known as 'Americana'Cosmic American Music
The 1985 effort from this Aussie outfit once again channelled their insipration from the vast entirety of American pop / rock culture. With the usual suspects like garage rock, power pop, and surf to create a distinctly catchy sound(similar to the Replacements). Includes the brillliant "Bittersweet", the radio friendly "Death Defying", and the touching "Show Some Emotion".This re-issue includes 5 bonus tracks.
This was the Aussie band's debut album from 1983. The Hoodoo's channelled their insipration from the vast entirety of American pop / rock culture. With the usual suspects like garage rock, power pop, and surf to create a distinctly catchy sound. This reissue includes the classic "I Want You Back" and two extra bonus tracks.
Illusion were formed from the remnants of Renaissance and included former Yardbirds/Renaissance member, Jim McCarty as well as Renaissance vocalist, Jane Relf (sister of Keith). The band released two albums for Island "Out of the Mist" & "Illusion" and both are featured in this re-mastered release. The music is centered around Hawken's lush keyboards and Jane Relf's beautiful vocals.The music is still very much the prototype of Renaissance despite the entirely different lineup from the Haslam-fronted band, and the family resemblance is striking. Hawken's use of cascading piano and Mellotron strings as an accompaniment to Jane Relf's lilting voice is bewitching and the albums often lean towards progressive folk-rock and are certainly a must-own for any serious fan of Renaissance.
Recorded by the Berkeley folk-rock group for Capitol in 1971.The band were part of the second wave of S.F. political bands.Produced by John Palladino (Quicksilver Messenger Service,Sons of Champlin).First time on CD anywhere.
This ultimate CD set contains the Epic recordings from 1967 to 1970 including all four Epic studio albumsl. With the multi-instrumental wizardry of David Lindley leading the way, Kaleidoscope weaved dreamy, middle eastern exotica into psychedelic rock songs better than anybody before or since. This 3-CD set contains all their Epic recordings, including the four albums'Side Trips', 'Beacon from Mars',' Incredible Kaleidoscope' and 'Bernice' (the only place you will find this gem on CD) plus a bunch of hard-to-find singles, B-sides and rarities. 45 brain melting tracks in total. Wow what more could a music lover want?
One of the first wave of San Francisco bands and one of the last to release an album. The Loading Zone were like a Big Brother with horns. Don't be put off by Vernon Joynson's description of this their debut album. It's a fine exercise in soulful hippie rock with female vocals that rocks and swings in equal proportions. Worth checking out...
Once a member of Screaming Trees and having worked with Nirvana and Mark lanegan, this is his first solo album recorded in 2005. Reminiscent of Nick Cave and Lanegan for it's late night stoner, deathly vibe. Includes: "Don't Look Back", "Sin Tax Man", "Ask The Wind; Ask The Dust" and "Come Down Blues."
Just after the Bonzo's split Neil tried his hand at many musical dreams; the first of these was the World, a straight rock group Innes formed with former Bonzos bassist Dennis Cowan, drummer Ian Wallace, and guitarist Roger McKew. Their sole album, 1970's Lucky Planet, was a Beatlesque pop album that bears a certain resemblance to early Badfinger and is worthy of investigation.
Two albums on the same CD. Comparable to ZZ Top for their gritty desert boogie style of Rural/Southern Rock, these two albums were released in '76/'77, having been discovered by Top producer Bill Ham. Pointblank has three live tracks scattered throughout their fine first album, this was where their keyboard/guitar/high pitched vocals realy came to life. Includes: "Bring You Down", "Four" and "Stranger Than Fiction."
Double Cd set containing 31 tracks charting the brief career of Rainer Ptacek in the '80's and '90's. Includes four previously unreleased tracks. A fine introduction to this superb guitarists career, who tragically died in the mid '90's. A beautfully high voice and emotionally vivid lyrics appear throughout his body of work, rivalling his slide guitar abilities. Popular with Rory Gallagher, Robert Plant and ZZ Top, their fans should lap this up. Includes: "Powderkeg", "The Unseen Enemy", "I Am A Sinner" and "Within You Without You."
CD re-issue of the 1980 album which was the 3rd solo album by the ex Small Faces/Faces member.Featured on the album are guests Eric Clapton,Mel Collins,Ian Stewart and more.This re-issie also includes as a bonus the single "Kuschty Rye" the 1979 single not included on the original album.
The Rowan Brothers embrace Folk/Country/Bluegrass and Rock to create a unique blend and slice of genuine Americana.This is the follow up to the 1994 Sugarhill album, "Crazy People" is only the second time The Rowan Brothers have recorded together since the early '70's.Peter Rowan's career stretches back to the 60's with Elektra recording artists, Earth Opera, followed by Seatrain and as one of Jerry Garcia's Old And In The Way. Jerry produced the first Rowan Brothers album for Columbia/Sony. The album contains a new version of the Rowan classic and doper's anthem, "Free Mexican Airforce"
Great 1970 album by Doug Sham and his band from 1970. A diverse but unified collection of funky Tex Mex pop, garage, brass rock, country soul and rock with by this Texas legend. This reissue includes lengthy sleevenotes about the album, plus 4 bonus tracks (3 are taken from the rough edges session and the other from the cisco pike soundtrack) If you dig later Butterfield Blues band and Sons Of Champlin then this is for you!
Arguably the greatest and most influential Tex-Mex group ever. Here is their debut album from 1968, a mixture of , cajun, blues, country rock and Beatles influenced psychy pop. Complete with 3 BONUS TRACKS, remastered and repackaged. A legend of The Texan underground along with Janis Joplin and the 13th Floor Elevators. Great booklet with some cool psych posters from the era
Debut album from this 1969 San Francisco band, including the 14 minute "Freedom".The Sons of Champlin were a late '60's San Francisco band that had nothing much in common with their contemporaries, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane or Country Joe and the Fish owing to the fact that they had a prominent horn section that gave the band a soul rather than folk feel.
The sons are one of San Francisco's more durable bands and this album was originally released 1969 and now available for the first time on CD and Includes both sides of a promotion only single, "Jesus Is Coming Part 1 & 2". This is Marin County Soul from "Acid Visionaries"!
Two hours of music on this double CD features Ed Cassidy and ex- Jo Jo Gunne member Matt Andes (brother of original Spirit member, Mark Andes). All tracks on this release have never been available before now as they have been culled from the vaults of Randy California's estate.
Wet Willie where one of the pioneering Southern Rock bands, from Mobile Alabama they helped bands such as The Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynryd and The Marshall Tucker Band formulate the distinctive Southern sound. Epic Willie is the entire Epic output on one CD, Manorisms and Which One's Willie? offers their original recordings for Capricorn Records. Wet Willie are still very much a working band and next time yer down the American South be sure to check them out.
Thirty two track compilation of Nile's three albums for Arista and Columbia. A peak period for him, as ever combining his love of early rock n roll and Americana esque songs. Combining "Willie Nile", "Golden Down" and "Places I Have Never Been" makes this into an absolutely essential collection. One Of New York's finest. Includes: "Old Man Sleeping In A Bowery", "Café Memphis", "That's Enough", "I'm Not Waiting" and "Vagabond Moon."