genre: psych folk
quality: lossless (flac, cue, log, covers, 250 mb)
By early 1969, the original line-up of Pearls Before Swine - which had only ever performed in the studio, never live - was disintegrating around its leader and mainstay, singer and songwriter Tom Rapp. Original members Lane Lederer and Roger Crissinger had left, and Rapp had married Dutch traveller Elisabeth (surname unrecorded), whom he had met in New York when recording the album Balaklava. Original member Wayne Harley remained in the group, but left shortly after These Things Too was recorded.
The group had now left ESP-Disk and joined Reprise, a major label, and Rapp and producer Richard Alderson recruited studio musicians to play on the album. Chief among these was Jim Fairs, formerly of garage band The Cryan' Shames, who acted as co-producer and arranger as well as musician. Other musicians included violinist Richard Greene, later of Seatrain, and jazz drummer Grady Tate.
These Things Too has been described as Rapp's "dreamy" album, and it is generally less well regarded by critics than the albums which immediately preceded and followed it, Balaklava (1968) and The Use of Ashes (1970). Rapp stated that it was the first Pearls Before Swine album which reflected drug use in the writing of the songs.
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genre: heavy psych
quality: lossless (flac, cue, log, covers, 260 mb)
Tapesry of Delights - our Bible:
A well-regarded Hendrix-style hard rock outfit. Prior to forming this outfit Owen had been vocalist with Juicy Lucy. The black vocalist also recorded a solo 45 in 1969. The 'A' side was a Dylan song.
01. Talk To Me 5:30
02. Try My Love 5:02
03. Hey Sweety 2:36
04. Free Man 3:01
05. Don't Matter 6:11
06. Voodoo Child 4:51
07. Ouiji 5:00
08. Mississippi Woman 5:32
09. 50 Years Older 5:12
10. Outro 0:49
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genre: afro pop, psychy
state: ghana / uk based
quality: lossless (flac, cue, log, covers, 396 mb)
Although conventionally spelled "Woyaya" the title is actually "Wɔyaya" (with a backwards-c), which comes from the Ghanaian Akan language. The title song was covered by Art Garfunkel on his debut solo album Angel Clare in 1973. The lyrics to the song "We are going nobody knows..." were written by Annie Masembe from Uganda.
1. "Beautiful Seven" Osei/Tontoh 6:42
2. "Y Sharp" Osibisa 6:20
3. "Spirits Up Above" Roland Kirk 7:18
4. "Survival" Tontoh/Osei 6:07
5. "Move On" Richardson 4:42
6. "Rabiatu" Amao 5:07
7. "Woyaya" Amarfio 4:28
Teddy Osei – tenor saxophone, flute, African drums, percussion, vocals
Sol Amarfio – drums, fontonfrom, bongos, African drums, cowbells, percussion, vocals
Mac Tontoh – trumpet, flugelhorn, cowhorn, kabasa, percussion, vocals
Spartacus R (Roy Bedeau) – bass guitar, prenprensua, assorted percussion
Wendell Richardson – lead guitar, vocals
Robert Bailey – organ, piano, timbales, percussion, vocals
Loughty Lasisi Amao – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute, congas, fontonfrom
Osibisa choir – friends and lovers
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