Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cy Timmons - World's Greatest Unknown (1976)

Με ιδιαιτερη χαρά ανεβάζω αυτο το αρχείο του CyTimmons. Δίχως πολλές φλυαρίες πρόκειται περί ενός εξαίρετου  του δίσκου απο την αρχή ως το τέλος. Απολαύστε τον. 

As a young Alabama man born to a musical family, Cy Timmons was destined to have music in his veins. Everywhere he went Cy seemed to have a song resonating in his head.

Cy was thrilled when he discovered his dad’s guitar sitting in the back of a closet. It had been sitting idle for years but a new set of strings and the enthusiastic attention of a young music enthusiast gave the guitar new life. Once Cy felt that he had mastered this steel stringed acoustic guitar, he set his sights on an electric guitar. He lobbied his parents until he got the guitar he wanted as a gift for his nineteenth birthday. From the electric guitar Cy migrated to the classical guitar. That has been his mainstay from then on.
Cy Timmons - Moonshine Wine (1976)

Over the years Cy has developed a repertoire of jazz, old standards, and contemporary pop, as well as his original compositions. Followers of Cy will attest to the fact that he has a special gift for invigorating you with his music. In addition to his music, Cy has a flair for comedic interaction.  He’ll mellow you out with a song and then liven you up with a joke.

If you have been around Highlands for several years, you are sure to have heard Cy perform in one venue or another. He doesn’t limit himself to the Plateau either.  Clubs on both the east and west coast have seen Cy perform as he has pursued his study of the guitar.

The soft melodic tones of Cy’s voice are the result of natural talent and studies with the late Judy Davis in Oakland, voice coach to many vocalists including Barbara Streisand.  He has worked many musical venues in San Francisco and in Los Angeles.  He was even the opening act for folks like Joan Rivers, Peter Nero, Al Jarreau and David Steinbereg.

Lucky for us, in 1970 Cy decided to move back to Atlanta and eventually opened Café Erewhon where he wowed audiences for eleven years before moving to Highlands, in 1993. He and his wife, Carolyn, reside in the Scaly Mountain community.

Cy Timmons grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, graduated from North Fulton High School and attended what is now the University of Montevallo in Alabama. His love of music led him to pursue a career in entertainment as a guitarist/singer. Having performed in Atlanta for several years he moved to San Francisco to study music at the same time performing in the city’s many caberets and clubs, including the famed Purple Onion.

Cy Timmons - Mama Let Go (1976)

His career led him to Los Angeles, where he had continued success. But his love of the South brought him back to Atlanta and he opened Café Erewhon in midtown Atlanta, entertaining his fans for eleven years. He performed in Cashiers, North Carolina at the popular Market Basket restaurant for almost ten years and continues to entertain his fans at the Hummingbird Lounge in the Old Edwards Inn most weekends.

While living in Atlanta, Cy and his wife, Carolyn, purchased and renovated several homes, an endeavor they found both challenging and satisfying and confirming their belief in the value of real estate ownership. In the late 1980’s Cy purchased a small farm eight miles outside of Highlands in Scaly Mountain, North Carolina, where he and Carolyn spent most weekends. In 1993 they left Atlanta to make it their permanent home.

Track listing
A1 Sunny Times 3:37
A2 Moonshine Wine 3:03
A3 How Could I Ever 2:04
A4 Never Ever 3:33
A5 Mama Let Go 3:47
A6 It's Over 3:10
A7 I Can Still Smile 3:11
B1 Wake Up 4:06
B2 Judy 3:48
B3 Nowhere 9:35
B4 The World's Greatest Unknown 5:38


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Michel C. Johnson – Echoes (1978)

Καλημέρα στους φίλους το blog μου. Μη με ρωτήσετε που και πως το βρήκα αυτό διότι δεν θυμάμαι. Τυχαία το βρήκα χτες αργά το βράδυ σκαλίζοντας τα αρχεία μου που προσπαθώ (μάλλον μάταια) να νοικοκυρέψω.

Έχουμε να κάνουμε με ένα Αμερικάνικο private press του 1978 μία κυρίας που ονομάζεται Michel C. Johnson.  O δίσκος ηχογραφήθηκε στο East Lansing του   Michigan, περιέχει μόνο δικά της κομμάτια, με το εξώφυλλό να έχει δημιουργηθεί από την ίδια. ΧΙΑΝ folk η κατηγορία που ανήκει. To Lp ηχογραφήθηκε το 1978 αλλά κυκλοφόρησε το 1981.

Θα πρότεινα ανεπιφύλακτα το Lp στους φίλους αυτού του είδους της μουσικής καθώς το βρίσκω πραγματικά πανέμορφο από την αρχή ως το τέλος. Να είστε όλοι καλά και να προσέχετε την υγεία σας.

Michel C. Johnson – You Are Jesus (1978)

A1  Loneliness 2:25
A2  Like A Dance 2:54
A3  I Need You 2:30
A4 Who Taught You War? 5:50
A5   You Are Jesus     4:11
B1   To Say Thanks   3:40
B2  All The Little Ones    4:00
B3  Psalm 130      3:50
B4  Oh Lady    4:14
B5   Wake Me When The Sun Shines  2:11

Jacket Design And Graphics – MCJ
Lyrics By – Michel C. Johnson
Manufactured By – Recording Services of W.N.C.
Mixed By – S.E.A.W.E.E.D. Recording Studios
Music By – Michel C. Johnson
Producer – Michel C. Johnson
Recorded By – S.E.A.W.E.E.D. Recording Studios
Sound Engineer – Dennis Dougherty
Label: Not on Label – RSR 782


Saturday, October 29, 2016

John Thome - John Does His (1969)

Ακόμα ένα Private Press δισκάκι που δυστυχώς δεν βλέπω να κυκλοφορεί (το έχουν τριπλοκλειδωμένο) και που κατά την ταπεινή μου εκτίμηση αξίζει να ακουστεί.  Ευτυχώς κάποιες πληροφορίες και ελάχιστο οπτικό υλικό βρέθηκε για τον κύριο John Thome το οποίο και παραθέτω.

John Thome - Let My Sorrow Pass (1969) 

John Thome - Pretty Little Girl (1969)

Just A Bit About Me
I have been playing guitar and writing my own sons since I was 12. That was 1965. Originlly I played in a band, but fell in love with the folk music of the 60's - Dylan, Baez, PPM, Arlo Guthrie, Jim Croce and so many greats.

I recorded my first album "John Does His" in 1968, along with my friends Chris Schafehen (
guitar) and Jerry Scheffers (drums). In those days I was playing coffee houses or such every Friday and Saturday night. If I wasn't playing somewhere I was playing at home for my friends...and a 30 minute version of "Alice's Restaurant" was mandatory...and so much fun.

When I went away to school, slowly my music faded. Shame on me. I didn't play for too many years.

Around the year 2000, thanks to the encouragement from a friend in Germany, I began playing again. Then I began writing songs again and recording again.

"Amid All this Madness" was written not too long after 9/11. "Angry Love" was written after the death of one of my closest friends. "Superstition Calls" is about my love for the state of Arizona and "Love of My Life" was a valentine's day gift for my wife.

My music is old school folk...melodic and acoustic, with a story to tell or something important to say.

I hope you enjoy it.


1. John Thome - Wonder (3:03)
2. John Thome - I'm All Alone (4:22)
3. John Thome - I Care (2:18)
4. John Thome - Nightmares-#73 (2:34)
5. John Thome - Peanut Butter Sandwich (1:41)
6. John Thome - Little Robots (2:13)
7. John Thome - No Reason To Live (3:14)
8. John Thome - Fanticy Land (2:06)
9. John Thome - Let My Sorrow Pass (2:31)
10. John Thome - Pretty Little Girl (3:11)


Thursday, October 13, 2016

J.C. And The B's - 1st and 10 (1975)

 Κάτι μάλλον δύσκολο για να βρεθεί και να ακουστεί αλλά εκτιμώ πως πρέπει και να τα ακούστε αλλά και να το βάλετε στη συλλογή σας πριν μας κλείσουν.

Κανα δυο βιντέκια με τραγούδια τους κυκλοφορούν στο νετ αλλά το δίσκο όσοι τον έχουν, δεν τον ανεβάζουν με τίποτα. Και δυστυχώς υπάρχουν πολλοί δίσκοι που μένουν κρυφοί και δεν μπορεί να τους ακούσει ο κόσμος. Τι τους κρατάνε κρυφούς? Μαζί τους θα τους πάρουνε? Τέλος πάντων εγώ ότι αξιόλογο έχω στη κατοχή μου και δεν κυκλοφορεί θα το ανεβάζω διότι μαζί μου σίγουρα δεν θα τα πάρω. Υγεία να έχουμε και θα ανέβουν πολλά τέτοια.

Μπάντα ήταν ή από το New Jersey ή από την Pennsylvania (μικρή σημασία έχει νομίζω), η οποία κυκλοφόρησε αυτό το private press σε λιγότερες από 300 κόπιες.

1. Never Miss the Business 3:22
2. Homecoming King 2:13
3. Grandstand 2:26
4. New Years Eve 3:21
5. Cardiac Arrest 7:19
6. Dude 1:33
7. Melissa 5:31
8. Try 5:28
9. Ruby 2:15
10. Marianne 3:55

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Monday, October 03, 2016

Saltcreek – 1 (1971)

Κατάφερα να βρω χρόνο να ανεβάσω ακόμα ένα δισκάκι από αυτά που δεν κυκλοφορούν στο νετ από όσο τουλάχιστον πρόλαβα να ρίξω μία ματιά. Εδώ να ξεκαθαρίσω κάτι. Προσπαθώ να ανεβάζω δισκάκια πρώτον που να μου αρέσουν και δεύτερον να μην υπάρχουν τόσο εύκολα ώστε να μπορούν να ακουστούν ξανά. Το να ανεβάζουμε πράγματα που υπάρχουν δεν έχει νόημα ίσως.

Λοιπόν αυτοί οι Saltcreek δεν πρέπει να μπερδευτούν με κάποιους άλλους Salt Creek που είναι δύο λέξεις το όνομά τους (θα ανεβάσω κάποια στιγμή από αυτούς το Just About Due ένα private press στην MT Records του 1977).

Οι πληροφορίες λιγοστές όπως σχεδόν πάντα. Σύμφωνα με όσα αλίευσα στο νετ, πρόκειται για μπάντα από την Μασαχουσέτη, των οποίων ο δίσκος στους κυκλοφόρησε το 1971 στην United Sound (USR 6061) ανήκει folk αλλά υπάρχουν και δύο κομμάτια  καθαρά XIAN. Εμφανίζεται σύμφωνα με τις λιγοστές πληροφορίες ως κουαρτέτο αλλά στο δίσκο αναγράφονται πέντε μέλη.

Saltcreek - Tomorrow's Sunshine (1971)

Επίσης αν ψάξετε και εσεις στο νετ θα παρατήσετε κάποιο προβληματάκι όσον αφορά τον τίτλο του δίσκου. Είναι «Ι» ή «1»; Η εκτίμησή μου κοιτώντας το label είναι το «1».

Rare (probably only) self-released LP from this New England folk-rock outfit from the early 70's. All original songs and self produced, recorded at Century Recording in Holyoke Massachusetts and pressed at United Sound/Century in California (USR 6061).

Saltcreek - Used To Be (1971)

Band members:
Dave Barsalou: drums and flute
John English: 6-string guitar and lead vox
Dave Hicksh: 12-string guitar and vox
Bruce Johnson: 12-string guitar and vox
Ken Lawing: bass and 6-string guitar

Saltcreek - Two Years Ago (1971)

1. Tomorrow's Sunshine      
2. Christie                           
3. Trying To Live                  
4. Searchin'                         
5. A Life To Share (Guy's Song)
6  G.O.H.F.                         
7. Used To Be                     
8. Tears                              
9. Two Years Ago                
10. Lost My Lover
11. Air Force Blues