Monthly Archives: August 2012

Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song / BBC Sessions (1971)

This album is the definitive Led Zeppelin experience. It captures all of the power, intensity, and mysticism that flourished through the atmosphere of their live performances. The music itself is a reflection of the many different chapters in Led Zeppelin’s career, with each song serving as a personal souvenir that represents all of the musical voyages their albums have invited us to embark on through the years. This album is a celebration of their legacy, moments of musical alchemy recorded in time for us to simply enjoy. Song


Chapterhouse – Falling Down EP / 1991

Falling Down
1. Falling Down
2. Feel The Same
3. Something More
4. Satin Safe

“Falling Down” single is a promo CD by English Shoegazing band Chapterhouse[1]. The title song also appears on their debut album Whirlpool & their debut Freefall EP. The title track was remixed by Stephen Hague.


Feel The Same (4:15)

Harvey Mandel – The Snake (1972)

He emerged as one of the most innovative guitar players to come out of the psychedelic blues boom of the late 1960’s. Harvey “The Snake” Mandel pioneered electric fusion guitar with a string of jazz influences and an unmatched Blues background honed in the Windy City’s seediest clubs. “The Snake” marks Mandel’s signature stamp on modern music as an player looking decades into the future, incorporating then-unheard of effects and his signature snake-like guitar licks. “Uno Ino” features a rare foray into vocal work, and “Ode To The Owl” pays tribute to the then-recently deceased Alan” Blind Owl” Wilson. The slinky leads on this record will make you want to get up and strut the evening away.

The Snake. Shangrenade (1972)
1. The Divining Rod
2. Pegasus
3. Lynda Love
4. Peruvian Flake
5. The Snake
6. Uno Ino
7. Ode To The Owl
8. Levitation
9. Bite The Electric Eel

The Snake .mp3

Anne-Marie Sanderson – Walking in the Air (from The Snowman) 2005

This CD of the Howard Blake music for the Raymond Briggs classic story “The Snowman” should be in every child’s collection of favorite music. The main theme is hauntingly beautiful and could create a mood for any child’s creative daydreaming. The double bonus of the music alone, or the narrated version that is offered on the CD will whet your appetite for the animated video, which is a veritible feast for the eyes. “The Snowman” and the music by Blake is loved by any who have had the pleasure of knowing it, and this CD will allow many more children (and those who are still young at heart) to discover this treasure.

Anne-Marie Sanderson delivers her folk-tinged acoustic pop directly from the heart.  A singer-songwriter hailing from Cumbria, England, Anne-Marie was steeped in the classical and jazz traditions from an early age, and studied both the clarinet and cello.  However, her discovery of the guitar as a teenager marked a crucial point in her musical development.  It was this instrument that unlocked her own inner sound world, combining influences as diverse geographically as they are stylistically, from Hanne Hukkelberg to Herbie Hancock, Sibelius and Grieg to Simon and Garfunkel.   Perhaps surprisingly, given all the formal music training that she had growing up, Anne-Marie never had any vocal or guitar lessons.  Maybe this is why her sound is so unique. in the Air 

Rory Gallagher – Deuce / 1971

  • I’m Not Awake Yet
  • Used To Be
  • Don’t Know Where I’m Going
  • Maybe I Will
  • What Lot Of People
  • In Your Town
  • Should’ve Learnt My Lesson
  • There’s A Light
  • Out of My Mind
  • Crest Of Wave
  • Bonus Track
  • Persuasion

Deuce was released in 1971 and is the second album by Rory Gallagher. In contrast with his previous album Rory Gallagher which he believed to have an organised sound, Deuce was an effort by Gallagher to capture the energy of a live performance.

Deuce was recorded at Tangerine Studios in Dalston with Gerry McAvoy on bass guitar and Wilgar Campbell on drums and percussion. In order to capture the feeling of a live performance that Gallagher wanted, he would often record immediately before or after live performances while keeping production at a minimum.


There’s A Light



Joseph Arthur ‎– Redemption’s Son / 2002

Redemption’s Son is the third studio album by Joseph Arthur. The double album was first released in the UK only on May 20, 2002, due to Joseph being dropped by Virgin Records/EMI in the US. Eventually, Enjoy Records picked up the record and released it stateside on November 26, 2002 with a slightly different track listing and alternate artwork. The song “September Baby” was covered by Joseph’s friend Greg Connors, and appeared on Connors’ 2009 album Full Moon Flashlight. Hubcap City’s Bill Taft also features in the song, providing a haunting cornet solo to the song.

Though time had passed since his Real World apprenticeship, the Peter Gabriel influence looms larger than ever on Joseph Arthur‘s third release. In particular, Redemption’s Son achieves a sophisticated marriage of traditional songwriting craft and avant-garde production, a combination that guides Gabriel‘s best work as well. The singer/songwriter foundation is clearer with Arthur, however; many of these tracks grow from a bedrock of acoustic guitar and vocals, with gauzy electronics shimmering across the surface rather than glistening within the fabric of the tune. Aside from a few inspired images, such as his admission that “I’ve been so happy being unhappy with you” in “Favorite Girl,” Arthur‘s writing is steady and workmanlike; by giving prominent position to lines like “I wish I could follow you to the shore of freedom,” from “Honey and the Moon,” he tends to build in the verses toward slightly disappointing resolutions in the choruses. Even so, the sonic range achieved on these tracks, ranging from a filmy folk-rock evocation on “Dear Lord” to the collision of “Strawberry Fields” Mellotron and Duane Eddy twang on “I Would Rather Hide,” suggests that Arthur may have even more promise as a producer than as an artist in years to come.’s Son .mp3

Tom Scott & The L.A. Express – Sneakin’ In The Back / 1974

When you first heard this band live, it was like hearing a more rocking version of the Crusaders (with Joe Sample and Larry Carlton on board, bringing the notable sonic similarity). This was a great band to hear live, it’s a shame they didn’t stay together long enough to record a live album at the Baked Potato in North Hollywood where this band used to woodshed. This great record will give you a taste of how “fusion” can be when it’s done with true taste and jazz chops. No overbearing typewriter music or ridiculous overtures, just foot-tapping fun. And Scott’s beautiful “Spindrift” is worthwhile all by itself, a beautiful melodic mood enhanced by the sound of Carlton’s silky guitar and drummer John Guerin’s wonderful rhythmic spirit.

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Woods – “Size Meets The Sound” / 2012

Woods are an American folky band who’ve been around for seven years and you’ve never heard of them. They’ve released an album every year since and their seventh, ‘Bend Beyond’, is out next month. They play very sixties influenced stuff and the folk leaning has been pop-ulated, so the attached track should be very listenable, if you care to sample it.

from the new album, Bend Beyond, out Sept. 2012 on Woodsist



The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night (7″ SINGLE) / 1964


“TWANG! It’s been a …”

There is perhaps no song as quintessentially Beatle-ish as A Hard Day’s Night – it just bubbles with unbridled enthusiasm and joy. And in my mind, there’s no other opening chord of a rock song that is as instantly recognisable as that one.

Considering the quality of the original material on With the Beatles, it shouldn’t have been a surprise that Lennon & McCartney decided to devote their third album to all-original material. Nevertheless, that decision still impresses, not only because the album is so strong, but because it was written and recorded at a time when the Beatles were constantly touring, giving regular BBC concerts, appearing on television and releasing non-LP singles and EPs, as well as filming their first motion picture. In that context, the achievement of A Hard Day’s Night is all the more astounding. Not only was the record the de facto soundtrack for their movie, not only was it filled with nothing but LennonMcCartney originals, but it found the Beatles truly coming into their own as a band by performing a uniformly excellent set of songs.

Hard Days Night

Bloodrock – A Certain Kind / 1971 ( 7″ single)

Record Details

Artist: Bloodrock
Label:   Capitol
Country: USA
Catalogue: 3089
Date: Apr 1971
Format: 7″

American (Fort Worth, Texas) rock band Bloodrock’s ‘A Certain Kind’ from Bloodrock 3 – 1971

Jim Rutledge (vocals)
Lee Pickens (guitar)
Ed Grundy (bass)
Stevie Hill (keyboards)
Nick Taylor (guitar)
Rick Cobb (drums)


A Certain Kind