Canned Heat is a blues-rock/boogie rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1965. The group has been noted for its own interpretations of blues material as well as for efforts to promote the interest in this type of music and its original artists. It was launched by two blues enthusiasts, Alan Wilson and Bob Hite, who took the name from Tommy Johnson's 1928 "Canned Heat Blues", a song about an alcoholic who had desperately turned to drinking Sterno, generically called "canned heat". After appearances at Monterey and Woodstock, at the end of the 1960s the band acquired worldwide fame with a lineup consisting of Bob Hite, vocals, Alan Wilson guitar, harmonica and vocals, Henry Vestine (or Harvey Mandel) on lead guitar, Larry Taylor on bass, and Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra on drums. One More River To Cross is a 1973 studio album. The band negotiated out of their contract with Liberty Records and debuted with Atlantic Records. This album featured horn arrangements played by the Muscle Shoal Horns along with Barry Beckett and Roger Hawkins. 01 - One More River To Cross 02 - L.A. Town 03 - I Need Someone 04 - Bagful Of Boogie 05 - I'm A Hog For You, Baby 06 - You Am What You Am 07 - Shake, Rattle & Roll 08 - Bright Time Are Comin' 09 - Highway 401 10 - We Remember Fats - Fats Domino Medley LINK
The Picks is an American vocal trio that backed Buddy Holly and The Crickets band on nine of the first twelve Crickets releases on Brunswick in 1957, as well as backing Buddy Holly solos. The original members were John Pickering (lead), Bill Pickering (tenor) and Bob Lapham (baritone). Most of this album was re-recorded by The Picks over the original Holly's master tapes in 1984. 01 - Peggy Sue 02 - Words Of Love 03 - You're So Square (Baby I Don't Care) 04 - True Love Ways 05 - Love's Made A Fool Of You 06 - Listen To Me 07 - Heartbeat 08 - Raining In My Heart 09 - Well, Alright 10 - Love Is Strange 11 - Crying, Waiting, Hoping 12 - Learning The Game 13 - What To Do 14 - Rock Around With Ollie 15 - Bo Diddley 16 - Midnight Shift LINK
01 - Breathe In The Air (Demo) 02 - On The Run (Demo) 03 - On The Run (Outtake) 04 - Time (Demo) 05 - Money (Acoustic Demo) 06 - Us & Them (Demo) 07 - Brain Damage - Eclipse (Demo) 08 - Embryo (Top Gear Session) 09 - Point Me In The Sky (Top Gear Session) 10 - Brain Damage (Outtake Pt 1) 11 - Brain Damage (Outtake Pt 2) 12 - One Of These Days (Studio Demo Pt1) 13 - One Of These Days (Studio Demo Pt 2) 14 - Free Four (Us Promo Single) 15 - Fearless (Mono Mix Us Promo ) 16 - Candy (Demo Version) 17 - Scarecrow (Syd Barrett Bbc Broadcast) 18 - Corporal Cleg (Belgian Video Version) 19 - Bob Dylan Blues (Syd Barrett Demo) 20 - Late Night (Sid Barrett Without Vocal) 21 - On The Road Again (Soundcheck)
This 2 disc set, was recorded just prior to the band's Columbia debut in 1968. Some rare tunes which don't are on other Santana albums such as Fried Neckbones, Chunk A Funk and Conquistadore Rides Again. The songs are mostly lengthy jam-style tunes with plenty of improvisation. Freeway alone is 30 minutes long. Disc 1 01 - Jingo 02 - Persuasion 03 - Treat 04 - Chunk A Funk 05 - Fried Neckbones 06 - Conquistadore Rides Again Disc 2 01 - Soul Sacrifice 02 - As The Years Go Passing By 03 - Freeway LINK
Scorpions are a German hard rock band from Hannover, Germany, known for their 1980s rock anthem "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and their singles "No One Like You", "Send Me an Angel, "Still Loving You", and "Wind of Change". Rudolf Schenker, the band's rhythm guitarist launched the band in 1965. The band has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, and they were ranked #46 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock program. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" is also #18 on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. After 45 years of performing, the band continues to tour and record music. On January 24, 2010, the band announced that they will be retiring after touring in support of their new album Sting in the Tail. Lonesome Crow is the debut album of Scorpions produced by Conny Plank and released in 1972. 01 - I'm Goin' Mad 02 - It All Depends 03 - Leave Me 04 - In Search Of The Peace Of Mind 05 - Inheritance 06 - Action 07 - Lonesome Crow LINK
Blackfoot is a Southern rock band from Jacksonville, Florida formed in 1970. Though they are a Southern rock band, at their peak, they were more popular as a hard rock band. They had a number of hit albums in the 1970s and early 1980s including Strikes (1979), Tomcattin' (1980) and Marauder (1981). The original lineup broke apart by late 1985, though not before former Uriah Heep keyboardist/songwriter Ken Hensley had joined the group during their last couple of years together. No Reservations is the first album of the band. 01 - Railroad Man 02 - Indian World 03 - Stars 04 - Not Another Maker 05 - Born to Rock & Roll 06 - Take a Train 07 - Big Wheels 08 - I Stand Alone 09 - Railroad Man 2 LINK
The Blue Marble was the second (and final) Sagittarius album, released in 1969 by the newly-formed Together Records. The title song is by Lee Mallory and Gary Usher. By and large a Gary Usher creation, the album remained in obscurity for most of its post-release, due to the collapse of Usher's Together Records Label. On this album, Usher used the Moog Synthesizer extensively, and left lead vocals relatively bare (in contrast to previous Sagittarius material, on which the vocals were showered with harmonies). On October 28, 2008, Sundazed Records reissued the album on both CD and Vinyl. The new reissue is sourced from the original analog master tapes, unlike previous reissues which were sourced from a vinyl copy. The reissue includes the "Navajo Girl" and "I Guess the Lord Must Be In New York City" singles as bonus tracks.
01 - In My Room 02 - From You To Us 03 - Will You Ever See Me 04 - Gladys 05 - I Sing My Song 06 - The Blue Marble 07 - Lend Me A Smile 08 - I Can Still See Your Face 09 - I See In You 10 - Cloud Talk 11 - In My Room (Single Version) 12 - Navajo Girl 13 - I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City 14 - I Can Still See Your Face (Single Version) 15 - Will You Ever See Me