Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tony Wright (Kingyo) - Simplicity / Complexity (197?)




Καλή χρονιά σε όλους τους φίλους και τις φίλες του blog. Ξεκίνημα της νέας χρονιάς με αυτόν τον μάλλον άγνωστο καλλιτέχνη, το δισκάκι του οποίου αναζητείτε να ακουστεί από πολλούς εδώ και χρόνια. Δυστυχώς όπως συμβαίνει στις περισσότερες αυτών των περιπτώσεων, οι πληροφορίες είναι ανύπαρκτες καθότι ένα private Folk Rock.


Το Lp χωρίζεται μουσικά σε δύο ενότητες εκ των οποίων η δεύτερη (το Complexity) είναι τουλάχιστον εκπληκτική, με το Peachtree Summers (Part II) συγκλονιστικό από κάθε πλευρά.  


Tony Wright (Kingyo) - Blue Child (197?)


Weird early 70s folk rock release from a Native American singer writer, composer, poet, artist, accompanying himself on guitar with orchestra, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is a rare private Folk Rock

Tony Wright (Kingyo) - Peachtree Summers (Part ΙΙ) (197?)


Tracklist
     Simplicity
A1 Melancholy Woman    3:01
A2 Son Of A Saturday Night       2:15
A3 Laughing Love            3:27
A4 Feyo                          2:27
A5 Yu-Yaki-Tom-Bina      1:43
A6 Mend Your Evil Ways  2:07
A7 Peachtree Summers   4:56
     Complexity
B1 Ever Since Goodbye   2:37
B2 Blue Child                   2:31
B3 Peachtree Summers ΙΙ          4:30
B4 Laughing Love ΙΙ         3:31

Friday, December 16, 2016

Alex Stelzner ‎– Listen Τo Τhe Changes (1968)




Δυστυχώς δεν μπορώ να σας διαφωτίσω με πληροφορίες. Εξαίρετη φολκ από την εν λόγω κυρία (Αμερικάνα) με την Century Records – 32413, να αναλαμβάνει την έκδοση του δίσκου. Η συγκεκριμένη εταιρεία εδρεύει στο Saugus το οποίο γειτνιάζει στην Santa Clarita, California. Πάντως από αυτή την εταιρεία καθότι Private Press γενικά φτύνεις αίμα για να βρεις να ακούσεις τις κυκλοφορίες της.

Alex Stelzner - Yesterday's Song (1968)



Να υποθέσω λοιπόν ότι η Alex ήταν από κει; Εγραψε όλα τα κομμάτια ενώ ως συντελεστές του δίσκου σε παραγωγές και τα συναφή, αναφέρονται οι Gary Coates, Joe Farah, Danny Dunn, Gregory Waite, and Randall Bare

Και αυτός ο δίσκος ανήκει στην κατηγορία «φαντάσματα» που δυστυχώς δεν κυκλοφορούν (παρά ένα δύο βιντεάκια) για να ακούει ο κόσμος που λατρεύει αυτού του είδους τη μουσική.

Αν εκτιμάται τις επιλογές μου που ανεβάζω στο blog κατεβάστε το αρχείο και απολαύστε την. Απλά...υπέροχη!!!

Alex Stelzner - Jannie (1968)



Tracklist:
A1 Season's Winter                  
A2 Jannie
A3 Oh God, When Did I Grow Old?      
A4 Lonely Hours                      
A5 Yesterday's Song                
A6 HVMS                                 
B1 Perspectives                       
B2 Shades of You                    
B3 Cycle                                  
B4 Straight Song                     
B5 Listen to the Changes         
B6 Three Brief Thoughts           

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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.
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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

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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)


Tracklist:
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

Credits
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

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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.

John


Tracklist:
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)

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