Saturday, January 30, 2010

Keith West-Sam (from "A teenage Opera").

Keith West was the lead vocalist and songwriter of a 1960 psychedelic rock band named Tomorrow.
He had a No:2 UK hits single with producer Mark Wirtz "Grocer Jack (excerpt from A teenage Opera)"

Sam (from A teenage Opera) released under the Parlophone label in 1967 was like Grocer Jack-orchestral music and tales of the common people lyrics.

Side One: Sam (from A teenage Opera)

Side Two:Thimble full of puzzles.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Christie-Yellow river.

Jeff Christie-vocals, bass, songwriter.
Vic Elmes-guitar.
Mike Blakely-drums.

Christie were an English pop rock band formed in the 1960s'.

The 1970 U.K. hit singles song "Yellow river" written by Jeff Christie and recorded under the CBS label was offered to the Tremeloes but they rejected it.

It became a perennial favorites among other artistes, at parties and radio stations all over the world.

Side One: Yellow river.

Side Two: Down the Mississippi line.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Bad Company-Desolation Angels.

Paul Rodgers-vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer.
Mick Ralphs-guitar, keyboards.
Simon Kirke-drums.
Boz Burrell-bass.

Bad Company was a British rock group and Desolation Angels- their fifth album was named after a novel of the same name by Jack Kerouac.

The music on this album which was recorded in 1979 under the Swan song label makes them sounds like desperate rockers with medium tempo ballads and not as rocking as before.

My fave song is the only hard rocker "Rock and roll fantasy"

Side One: 1. Rock and roll fantasy (video) 2. Crazy circles 3. Gone, gone, gone 4. Evil wind 5. Early in the morning.

Side Two 1. Lonely for your love 2. Oh, Atlanta 3. Take the time 4. Rhythm machine 5. She brings me love.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Carlos Santana-guitar, vocals.
Mike Carrabello-conga, percussion.
Dave Brown-bass.
Jose Chepito Areas-timbales, conga, percussion.
Mike Shrieve-drums.
Greg Rolie-piano, organ, vocals.

I was knocked out when I first heard the songs on this album-so much feel, gaiety, percussion and Hammond organ driven with Carlos blues based guitar works and they sure can rock!

Santana is an American band, formed in 1966 and became famous at the three days Woodstock Music Festival in 1969 with their Latin/African rock music.

This is their first album and one of the song Evil ways became a hit single.
It was recorded under the CBS label.

My fave songs are "Evil ways" and "Soul sacrifice"

Side One: 1. Waiting 2. Evil ways 3. Shades of time 4. Savor 5. Jingo.

Side Two: 1. Persuasion 2. Treat 3. You just don't care 4. Soul sacrifice (video).

Monday, January 18, 2010

Bob Dylan-The times they are a-changin'

Bob Dylan-vocals, guitar, harmonica.

This is singer, song writer Bob Dylan's third album and was recorded under the Columbia/CBS label in 1964
The music and poetic lyrics are all original compositions- raw folk music at it's very best-about politics, racism, poverty and social changes.

My fave song is the classic anthem "The times they are a-changin" which was initially written as a protest song.

Side One: 1. The times they are a-changin' (video) 2. Ballad of Hollis Brown 3. With God on our side 4. One too many mornings 5. North country blues.

Side Two:1. Only a pawn in their game 2. Boots of a Spanish leather 3. When the ship comes in 4. The lonesome death of Hattie Carroll 5. Restless farewell.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


David Byron-vocals
Mick Box-guitar
Ken Hensley-keyboards
Paul Newton-bass guitar
Alex Napier-drums.

Uriah Heep are a British heavy rock group and can be considered as one of the most popular bands in the 70s together with the likes of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple....etc

very 'eavy very 'umble , their debut album- released under the Vertigo label was a big hit.
The music is rock, bluesy, heavy with some beautiful ballads-Hammond organ driven, great guitar riffs with dynamic vocals.

My fave song is "Gypsy"

Side One- 1. Gypsy (video) 2. Walking in your shadow 3. Come away Melinda 4. Lucy blues.

Side two: 1. Dreammare 2. Real turned on 3. I'll keep on trying 4. Wake up (set your sights)