Hourglass - 1967 - Hourglass The HourGlass was the name of a band featuring Duane Allman (guitars, sitar, vocal), Gregg Allman (vocal, organ, piano, guitar), Mabron McKinney (bass, 1967), Johnny Sandlin (drums, guitar, gong), Paul Hornsby (piano, organ, guitar, vocal) and Pete Carr (bass, guitar, vocal 1967-68). The Hour Glass selftitled first album showcased a group far removed from its true being, with producer Dallas Smith adding layers of vocals and instrumentation to the group's basic track. Gregg Allman is far and away the star, though his songwriting capabilities are not on display as ten of the album's tracks are covers. It was a failure on the charts. 01 - Out Of The Night 02 - Nothing But Tears 03 - Love Makes The World Go `round 04 - Cast Off All My Fears 05 - I?ve Been Trying 06 - No Easy Way Down 07 - Heartbeat 08 - So Much Love 09 - Got To Get Away 10 - Silently 11 - Bells LINK Hourglass - 1968 - Power Of Love Power of Love (March 1968) showcased a group closer to its true being, with the group tackling both originals by Gregg Allman and songs written by songwriters from the Southern United States. A cover of The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)"- the only track not written by southerners- featured Duane Allman on electric sitar. The Hour Glass performed all of the instrumentation. Again produced by Dallas Smith, it too was a failure on the charts. 01 - Power Of Love 02 - Changing Of The Guard 03 - To Things Before 04 - I'm Not Afraid 05 - I Can Stand Alone 06 - Down In Texas 07 - I Still Want Your Love 08 - Home For The Summer 09 - I'm Hanging Up My Heart For You 10 - Going Nowhere 11 - Norwegian Wood ( This Bird Has Flown ) 12 - How Is The Time LINK
Indian Summer, Bob Jackson, Colin Williams, Malcolm Harker, Paul Hooper and Wez Price, was a little known one-shot British prog rock band that released this self-entitled album and disappeared. Indian Summer's music is typical early '70s prog rock dominated by Hammond organ with some Mellotron. Perhaps a bit too complex for most. One of the best progressive albums of all-time.
01 - God Is The Dog 02 - Emotions Of Man 03 - Glimpse 04 - Half Changed Again 05 - Black Sunshine 06 - From The Film Of The Same Name 07 - Secrets Reflected 08 - Another Tree Will Grow
Killing Floor was a british blues-rock band of the late '60s and early '70s, formed in South London in late 1968 when guitarist Mick Clarke, vocalist Bill Thorndycraft, bassist Stuart McDonald and drummer Baz Smith recruited keyboardist Lou Martin and began a bout of intensive rehearsals. Killing Floor was support in concerts of Ten Years After, Jethro Tull, Chicken Shack, The Herd, The Casuals and Junior Walker And The All Stars amongst others. Out of Uranus is the second album of the band
01 - Out Of Uranus 02 - Soon There Will Be Everything 03 - Acid Bean 04 - Baz Smith Where Nobody Ever Goes 05 - Sun Keeps Shining 06 - Mick Clarke; Bill Thorndycraft Call For The Politicians 07 - Fido Castrol 08 - Lost Alone 09 - Baz Smith Son Of Wet 10 - Milkman
Harmony Grass was a British pop group active briefly in the late 1960s, formed in Essex by previous members of Tony Rivers & the Castaways, including Tony Rivers himself. They signed to RCA Records about a year after they formed, and their single "Move in a Little Closer Baby" hit #24 on the UK Singles Chart in January 1969. They released this album, This Is Us, on RCA, and did concerts in the UK (including at London's Marquee Club), but had broken up by 1970. Bandmembers Tony Ferguson (guitar) and Kenny Rowe (bass) both joined Capability Brown in 1973, and Tony Rivers (lead vocals) later appeared on albums by Brian Bennett (of The Shadows), Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, and Roger Daltrey. 01 - Move In A Little Closer Baby 02 - My Little Girl 03 - What A Groovy Day 04 - I've Seen A Dream 05 - (It Ain't Necessarily) Byrd Avenue 06 - Chattanooga Choo Choo 07 - Good Thing 08 - Mrs. Richie 09 - Summer Dreaming 10 - I Think Of You 11 - Ballad Of Michael 12 - Tom Dooley 13 - What Do You Do When Love Dies LINK
Leviathan, Wain Bradley / bass, guitars, vocals, Peter Richardson / organ, vocals, Don Swearingen / piano, Grady Trimble / guitars, John Sadler / mellotron and Shof Beavers / drums, are a forgotten one-shot American band of the early seventies from Texas. They recorded this album shortly before scoring a major coup as opening act for an Electric Light Orchestra American tour.
01 - Arabesque 02 - Angels 03 - Endless Dream 04 - Seagull 05 - Angel of Death 06 - Always Need You 07 - Quicksilver Clay