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Yer' Album is the first studio album by the James Gang, recorded at The Hit Factory in NYC and released in March 1969. This is the only album featuring the bassist Tom Kriss.
In the locked groove at the end of side 1 of the LP version of the album (which is normally silent on most phonograph records), the spoken phrase "Turn me over" repeats in a loop, while the locked groove at the end of side 2 repeats the phrase "Play me again".
Allmusic, critic William Ruhlman wrote the album "Yer' Album contained much to suggest that the James Gang, in particular its guitarist, had a great future, even if it was more an album of performances than compositions."
oe: very similar & reminds Great Funk's Survival.
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genre: beat, pop
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Tapestry Of Delights:
Formed in 1964 when John Carter and Ken Lewis (real names John Shakespeare (no joke!) and James Hawker), previously of Carter-Lewis and The Southerners, joined forces with Perry Ford (real name Brian Pugh). All three were session singers with songwriting ability and a clear liking for high-pitched vocals, and decided to record under their own name of The Ivy League. After their initial 45 flopped, Funny How Love Can Be, a song with instant appeal and high-pitched vocals which typified their style, took them into the Top Ten. The sadder but otherwise similar That's Why I'm Crying was a minor hit, but was followed by their finest moment, Tossin' And Turnin', which made No 3 over here and No 83 in the US. Their album, This Is The Ivy League, was a rather odd mixture of their own songs and other people's. During 1966 Carter and Lewis left and Burrows and Landon came in as replacements. Their final, if minor, hit was Willow Tree but the following year they returned as The Flowerpot Men.
During their hit period they used a backing group called Division Two (Clem Cattini (bs), Mickey Keen (gtr), Mike O'Neill (piano, organ), Dave Wintour (drms)), who also recorded a great instrumental beat/R&B album, Discotheque (Society SOC 1016) in 1965.
The eighties saw a band of this name working the night club circuit but it contained none of the earlier members.
"Almost Grown" (written by Chuck Berry)
"That's Why I'm Crying" (written by Carter-Lewis)
"The Floral Dance" (written by Moss)
"What More Do You Want" (written by Carter-Lewis, Ford)
"Lulu's Back in Town" (written by Dubin, Warren)
"We're Having a Party" (written by Epstein)
"Don't Worry Baby" (written by Goffin)
"Make Love" (written by Carter-Lewis, Ford)
"Don't Think Twice It's Alright" (written by Bob Dylan)
"Funny How Love Can Be" (written by Carter-Lewis)
"My Old Dutch" (written by Lowry, Chevalier)
"Dance To The Locomotion" (written by Barberis, Weinstein, Randazzo)
13. Lonely Room [Bonus Track] 1:58
14. A Girl Like You [Bonus Track] 2:04
15. Tossing And Turning [Bonus Track] 2:28
16. Graduation Day [Bonus Track] 2:17
17. Our Love Is Slipping Away [Bonus Track] 2:53
18. Running Round In Circles [Bonus Track] 2:13
19. Willow Tree [Bonus Track] 2:32
20. My World Fell Down [Bonus Track] 2:52
21. Four And Twenty Hours [Bonus Track] 2:36
22. Suddenly Things [Bonus Track] 3:12
John Carter – vocals
Ken Lewis – vocals, guitar
Perry Ford – vocals
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01. Phuntzionariat 3:43
02. Goizeko Deihadar 10:01
03. Zati Txiki Bat La M'En 1:56
04. Lau Teilatu 4:05
05. Hilzori I 7:11
06. Hilzori II 4:41
07. Foisis Jauna 3:15
08. Astelehen Urdin Batean 5:56
09. Lau Teitalu (Live) 5:10
Joseba Erkiaga / flute
Estanis Osinalde / drums
Juan Carlos Perez / guitar and vocals
Jose Garate / bass
Jose Antonio Fernandez / keyboards
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AllMusic by Linsay Planer:
As the title implies, this disc captures the Bay Area-based It's a Beautiful Day in concert at the venerable New York City performance Mecca Carnegie Hall. Although the band was on the road supporting their third long-player, Choice Quality Stuff/Anytime, the track list contains only "The Grand Camel Suite" from that disc. So, rather than re-treading material, Live at Carnegie Hall includes several new tunes from the band, as well as a couple of classics and well-chosen covers. As with many of the San Francisco groups to gain prominence during the late '60s and early '70s, It's a Beautiful Day is best experienced in the
interactive and reciprocal atmosphere of a live performance. The band uses their ability to stretch and reshape familiar works such as "A Hot Summer Day" or their incendiary reading of "Bombay Calling" -- the latter featuring some jaw-dropping contributions from future Frank Zappa bassist Tom Fowler. His counter melodies and fluid timekeeping add a fullness and an additional dimension to the rocking version of "White Bird" and the cover of Taj Mahal's "Give Your Woman What She Wants."
Fowler's own composition, "Going to Another Party," highlights the amazing ensemble work of this incarnation of It's a Beautiful Day. Particularly inspired is the frenetic violin of David LaFlamme, who gives a workout to the new track "Good Lovin'" and the extended "Hot Summer Day." It is a shame that this platter has been out of print on CD since the early '90s, as it reveals an edgier side to the band, primarily known for their one hit, "White Bird." Live at Carnegie Hall is not only more representative of the group's true nature, but also the way they deserve to be heard and remembered.
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Farewell Aldebaran by Judy Henske and Jerry Yester is an album issued in 1969 on Frank Zappa's innovative Straight record label. It contains a wild mixture of styles, as though recorded by ten different bands, all featuring Henske's almost gothic lyrics and remarkable vocal range, which might lead one to think there were also ten different singers. Instrumentally the songs are held together by Yester's piano. The album, which has achieved a cult following, is also notable for its early use of synthesisers. Although the album got some good reviews it failed to sell in large quantities, purchasers possibly having been driven away by its sheer eclecticism.
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genre: blues, brass
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"Morning Rain" - 3:00
"From The Window" - 3:28
"The Time Is Near" - 10:09
"You Can't Take It With You" - 7:19
"Premonition" - 4:24
"Another Time, Another Place" - 2:35
"Change" - 4:00
All songs written by Miller Anderson, except "Premonition", written by Dave Caswell
Keef Hartley - Drums, Percussion
Miller Anderson - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Henry Lowther - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Violin, Piano, Brass arrangements on tracks 1,7
Jim Jewell - Tenor Saxophone on tracks 1,7
Gary Thain - Bass Guitar
Dave Caswell - Flugelhorn, Euphonium, Trumpet, Electric Piano, Brass arrangements on tracks 2,3,4,5,6
Lyle Jenkins - Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Baritone Saxophone on tracks 2,3,4,5,6
Stewart Wicks - Piano, Organ on tracks 2,3
Del Roll - Percussion on track 7
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