Thursday, February 22, 2024

GLADSTONE - Lookin' For A Smile (1973)


ABC Records - ABCX-778

Country:Us

Released:1973


Tracks Listing

01 - Natural Inclination 2:38

02 - Texas Sparrow 3:33

03 - Let Someone's Smile Get Away 2:56

04 - Long Way Home 3:56

05 - Dixie Woman 2:55

06 - Got To Be You, Got To Be Me 3:54

07 - Songbird 3:03

08 - Love, Love, Love 3:26

09 - Lookin' For A Smile 4:20

10 - Here Comes That Feelin' 3:59


Line Up / Musicians

Doug Rhone - Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals

H.L. Voelker - Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals

&

Randy Fouts - Piano, Organ, Synthesizer, Mellotron

Dale Baker, Tom Russell - Backing Vocals

Robin Hood Brians - Backing Vocals, Percussion

David Stanley, Jerry Scheff - Bass

A.D. Washington - Congas

Larry White - Dobro

Gary Crapster, Paul Leim, Ron Tutt - Drums

Mickey Raphael - Harmonica

Lynn Groom - Mellotron


The group originally featured singer/guitarist Rabin, former Mouse & the Traps singer/guitarist Doug Rhone, and vocalist H.L. Voelker. By the time the group released their sophomore album, 1973's "Lookin' for a Smile" Rabon was gone, leaving Rhone and Voelker to surround themselves with an extensive collection of sessions players. Co-produced by Robin Hood Brains and the late Randy Fouts, it's one of those albums that goes by smooth and effortlessly. Reflecting a mixture of originals (including two tracks by former member Rabon) and outside covers, there wasn't really a bad performance here. Both Rhone and Voelker had strong voices that were well suited for the mixture of country and rock scattered throughout the ten tracks ...


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Monday, February 19, 2024

ONION - Made From Plate (1976)


Tiger Lily Records - TL 14040

Country:Us

Released:1976


Tracks Listing

01 - Colorado 4:26

02 - Black Cloud 4:34

03 - Children Hold On 3:38

04 - My, My, My, My 2:27

05 - Believe Me 2:21

06 - When Something's Wrong 2:16

07 - A Lovely Day 2:38

08 - Thanks To All of You 2:17


Line Up / Musicians

Chris Weylon

Jim Bucks

Dennis Wilkinson

Dan Chapman

Steve Wilson


In typical tax scam fashion, 1976's "Made for Plate" is a thorough mystery. There were no performance, or production credits. Other than writing credits (four separate names), the track listing and a reference to the publishing company Koppelman - Bandier/Hoblong Music BMI, there were no liner notes. This LP isn't something you're going to stumble across every other day.


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Saturday, February 17, 2024

The FAMILY - Fresh Fruit (1975) (Private Press)


Mannafest Music - 7001A

Country:Us

Released:1975


Tracks Listing

01 - Family´s All Together 2:57

02 - All 3:13

03 - Jesus Be A Fence 1:05

04 - Hey You 2:14

05 - Two Roads 5:11

06 - Temple Song 3:56

07 - The Lord Is Blessing Me 2:30

08 - I Must Seek Him 2:06

09 - Worship 3:47

10 - Teach Us Dear Lord 3:23


Line Up / Musicians

Steve Johnson

Max Hatfield

Marcus Mosely

Ed & Rae Lynn Rea

Steve Greisen


Mellow jangly sunshine California folkies somewhere between Suncast (without the studio gloss) and The Everlastin’ Living Jesus Music Concert. Five guys and one girl with warm harmonics and simple backing from acoustic guitar, bass and percussion. At their best when the rural vibes come out, like their cover of Country Faith’s ‘Two Roads’ that features a nice guitar break Songs like ‘Family’s All ‘Together’, ‘All’, “Temple Song’ and ‘Teach Us Dear Lord’ are fine examples of their gentle acoustic folkrock style. Also a couple male solo performances with just guitar accompaniment, “Hey You’ and ‘I Must Seek Him’. The group met while attending Youth With A Mission’s School Of Evangelism in Switzerland… ARCHIVIST Vintage Vinyl Jesus Music 1965-1980, 5th Edition, KEN SCOTT


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Saturday, February 10, 2024

BRIAN McLAREN - Learning How To Love (1978) (Private Press)


Jubal Spring Records - JR 7001

Country:Us

Released:1978


Tracks Listing

01 - Sailing Out On Life 4:35

02 - Becoming 3:30

03 - Depersonalization Blues 2:08

04 - I Wonder How You Love Me 4:20

05 - Learning How To Love 4:53

06 - Every Step I Take 3:40

07 - Publican And Pharisee 4:09

08 - Simple Things 4:09

09 - Mary And Martha 5:05

10 - Immanuel 2:21

11 - I Believe In Him 6:28

12 - Psalm 95 2:40


Line Up / Musicians

Brian McLaren - Lead Vocals, Guitar, Wind, Congas, Keyboards

Scott Smith, Tom Tuel - Backing Vocals – 

Tom Willett - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals

Rodger Hamilton - Guitar, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar


The voice reminds me of Evan Williams, the music of Phil Keaggy’s 'What A Day' or perhaps the quieter side of Harvest Flight. Learning How To Love is an exceptional private press recording of dreamy acoustic rock that features beautiful melodies layered with silky guitar work and soft lulling vocals. Over forty-five minutes of music to drift away to, twelve original songs with titles like ‘Sailing Out On Life’, ‘Publican And Pharisee’, ‘I Wonder How You Love Me’, ‘I Believe In Him’, ‘Simple Things’, ‘Mary And Martha’ and the boogie jammin’ ‘Depersonalization Blues’. Brian plays guitar, woodwinds, congas and keyboards, while four other guys add various instruments and/or background vocals. How come no one’s ever heard of this guy?  (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).


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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

KALIKA - Kalika (1973) (Private Press)


Voooom! - VMLP 6802

Country:Belgium

Released:1973


Tracks Listing 

01 - Because I Think 2:45

02 - Mister Girl 2:45

03 - Ne Boude Pas 3:00

04 - Baby Come 2:30

05 - I'm Cryin'3:12

06 - Mina 3:00

07 - Hurricane 3:03

08 - Un Jour Je Partirai 3:10

09 - Come Back To Me 2:51

10 - Pars, C'est Fini 3:00

11 - Kalika 3:10

12 - Quand Reviendra L'ete 3:33


It was at the time of a tour in Germany that the group Kalika (ex-Soul Fingers) formed in 1970. A Psych Prog Rock Sextet from Belgium with one and only full album and two singles. Only a few hundred copies of this album pressed.  


Line Up / Musicians

Ahmed Bachaoui - Bass Guitar

Ignazio Liberto - Drums

Carmelo Ditavi - Flute, Vocals

Casimir Saliamorius - Guitar, Vocals

Alberto Azori - Organ

Lucien Christofani - Percussion, Vocals  


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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

SIDE SHOW - Side Show (1970)


Atlantic - SD 8261

Country:Us

Released:1970


Tracks Listing

01 - Cold Coffee 3:34 

02 - Carolyn 4:06 

03 - The Duel 5:19 

04 - The Pill 4:39 

05 - Ah! 4:05

06 - Joanna 4:34

07 - Jinx 3:29

08 - Supper 3:54

09 - Rooster 3:13 

10 - Joe 4:46


Line Up / Musicians

Paul Giovanni - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Twelve String Guitar

Ken Zeserson - Lead Guitar, Saxophone, Vocals

Gregg Kreutz - Bass, Harmonica, Vocals

Ken Bischel - Keyboards, Moog, Trumpet, Melodica, Vocals

&

Gordon Gottlieb - Drums

Bill Lavornia - Drums

Chuck Rainey - Bass

Ted Hoyle - Cello

John Sachs - Guitar

Tony Studd - Trombone

Cissy Houston - Vocals

Arif Mardin - Finger Cymbals, Strings


Singer/guitarist Giovanni started his entertain career in New York's mid-'60s theater scene. His musical career started under the moniker of The Forever Children, releasing a rare 45 for ABC: - 1967's 'Only the Rain' b/w 'Merry Go Round' (ABC catalog number 45-10947). With the Forever Children enjoying a short recording career (the one single), Giovanni met bassist Gregg Kreutz while performing summer stock theater in Massachusetts. The pair found a common interest in music, deciding to form a rock band that could incorporate some of their theatrical interests. Recruiting Julliard trained keyboardist Ken Bichel and guitarist Ken Zeserson, as Side Show they attracted the attention of Atlantic Records which signed them to a contract, resulting in the release of 1970's "Side Show".


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