Monthly Archives: July 2012

Stone Roses – Ten Story Love Song / 2005

STONE ROSES Ten Storey Love Song ( 1995 Japanese 3-track CD single featuring the LP Version plus also includes the previously unreleased tracks Moses and Ride On complete with a picture sleeve with lyrics for the title trck on the inside plus original obi-strip MVCG-13024)

Track list

1. (00:04:37) The Stone Roses – Ten Storey Love Song
2. (00:06:46) The Stone Roses – Moses
3. (00:05:48) The Stone Roses – Ride On

Ten Story Love Song

The Beatles – Julia / 1968 B-Side Single

Julia was written by John Lennon for his mother, who died in a road accident in 1958. It is the only solo Lennon recording in The Beatles’ canon.The song was written in India. Like Dear Prudence and Happiness Is A Warm Gun, it contained the fingerpicking guitar style taught to Lennon by Donovan.

Inside the final days of May 1968, immediately before beginning work on the White Album at EMI, The Beatles gathered at George Harrison’s house in Esher, southwest of London, to routine their latest compositions. This recording of Julia is an example of one of those Esher demos. It is the only Beatles song that John wrote and performed himself without accompaniment from any of the other Beatles. It’s common knowledge that when John was 18, his mother Julia was run over and killed by a drunk off-duty policeman. John dedicated this song to her and to Yoko, whose name in Japanese means ocean child, referenced as a line in the lyrics. Folk artist Donovan Leitch, who was with The Beatles at the Maharishi’s camp in India earlier in 1968 taught Lennon the finger-picking guitar style he uses in the song. This early demo gives us a feel for the magic of this beautiful ballad before it was perfected in the studio.

 

Julia .mp3

Beerjacket – The White Feather Trail / 2011

The White Feather Trail’ is the new Beerjacket album and the debut studio recording.

“no matter how much music you listen to, you rarely stumble across a musical approach that does not wear its influences on its sleeve. these songs speak in their own language.” (Kristin Hersh)

credits

released 03 October 2011
All songs written by Peter Kelly.Produced at Beetroot Studios between April and August, 2011 by Stuart MacLeod.Guest vocals on Cave, Eggshells, Jack Chasing Jill & The Monsters by Louise Connell (Reverieme).

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Cave 03:18
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Eggshells 02:28
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Island 03:10
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Hampton Hawes – Blues For Walls / 1973

1 blues for walls
2 sun dance
3 hamp’s collard green blues
4 brother bentley
5 rain forest
6 carmel
7 me-ho

“Blues for Walls”

DEEP PURPLE – Might Just Take Your Life (1974) single

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Might Just Take Your Life (04:39)]
2. You Can’t Do It Right (03:24)

Total Time 08:03

Line-up / Musicians

-Ritchie Blackmore / lead guitar
-David Coverdale / vocals
-Glenn Hughes / bass guitar, vocals
-Jon Lord / keyboards
-Ian Paice / drums

Releases information

Purple Records, EMI Electrola 1C 006-95 246 (Germany), Purple Records PUR.117 (New Zealand), Purple Records 3C 000-95246 (Italy)

Might Just Take Your Life .mp3

The Nite-Liters – Instrumental Directions (1972)

SIDE-A

01 THEME FROM SHAFT
02 BRAND X
03 (THEM) CHANGES
04 RESPECT TO THE OTHER MAN
05 CHERISH EVERY PRECIOUS MOMENT

SIDE-B

01 AFRO-STRUT
02 OH/FUQUA’S THEME
03 I’VE GOT DREAMS TO REMENBER
04 WICHITA LINEMAN
05 BAKERS INSTANT

Harvey Fuqua and Tony Churchill formed the Nite-Liters in 1963 in Louisville. When the band subsequently expanded to 17 members, with a pair of vocal groups and a instrumental ensemble, they were renamed New Birth, Inc. Churchill, Austin Lander, James Baker, Robert Jackson, Leroy Taylor, and Robin Russell were the original bandmembers. Ben Boxtel, Roger Voice, and James Hall were later recruits. They had two mild instrumental hits for RCA in 1971 and 1972, with “K-Jee” making the R&B Top 20.

 

 

Bakers Instant .mp3

Wes Montgomery – A Day In The Life / 1969

Wes Montgomery, long a noted jazz guitarist, recently recorded a song that became quite popular on AM radio “Top 40” stations. The song—”Windy”—is on the album, A Day In The Life, and it is actually one of the least interesting of the ten songs on the album. It probably was selected to be a single only by virtue of the fact that it is just two minutes and twenty seconds long. It is one of the few songs on the album which is not excellently arranged.

The arranging on this album is done by Don Sebesky, whose work strongly… Read More

resembles that of Oliver Nelson—except that it is considerably better! On this album, Sebesky conducts a thirty piece orchestra, which includes Herbie Hancock on piano and Ron Carter on bass, both of whom play regularly with Miles Davis. (Hancock composed the hit “Watermelon Man.”)

Montgomery plays two Lennon and McCartney compositions, the title tune and “Eleanor Rigby.” His other selections run from old standards (“Willow Weep For Me”) to show tunes (“The Joker”) and from rhythm-and-blues (the Percy Sledge hit “When A Man Loves A Woman”) to Top 40 material (“California Nights” and “Windy”). The latter are the only ones which do not work. Though the tunes are not really bad, and the guitar playing is, as usual, excellent, both of these songs sound entirely too much like the teeny-bopper fare that they are.

On “A Day In The Life,” “When A Man Loves A Woman” and “The Joker,” Sebesky makes especially good use of the strings. And listen to Herbie Hancock’s piano on these tracks and on “Trust In Me” and “Eleanor Rigby.”

It is a shame that the majority of rock fans have not yet begun listening to modern but non-avant garde jazz artists such as Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith and Horace Silver. A Day in the Life is an excellent chance to find out what’s going on in this area.

 

A Day In The Life

The Soft Pack ‎– Gagdad ( 7″ Single) / 2010

The Soft Pack celebrates their jump over to the tanning rays of Mexican Summer with a brand new single. “Gagdad” sprawls across both sides of a 7” with a party-starting organ groove, slamming drums, and the unmistakable vibes that one of our catchiest acts has no trouble bringing across. No matter what time of year, the distinct Fall/VU groove of “Gagdad” will convince you to don some shades, make it down to your nearest body of water, and get your own beach party happening, under the auspices of no man-made laws.

Gagdad

Bell X1 – Rocky Took A Lover (Single) / 2006

Rocky Took a Lover” is a single by the Irish pop rock quintet, Bell X1, and the third to be taken from the band’s third album Flock. It was released on 28 August 2006. It entered the Irish Singles Chart on 31 August 2006, spending four weeks there and peaking at #18.[1] The single included a cover of the Depeche Mode song “Enjoy the Silence“.[2]

Many Irish radio stations, including Today FM, had been playing the track since before the release of the previous single “Flame” (as early as December 2005) and the song was used extensively to promote the band’s third album. In early 2008, the song featured on a Dublin Bus television advertising campaign.[3]

A special website—www.rockytookalover.com—was created by the band for the release of the song, featuring blogs written by the characters of Rocky and Adrianna.[4] The BBC described it and previous single “Flame” as “two of the finest pieces of music written on this island”.[5]

The band performed the song when they appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman on 17 March 2008.

Rocky Took A Lover .mp3