The Free Spirits were an American band who have been credited for being the first ever jazz-rock group. The band also incorporated elements of psychedelic rock, pop, and garage rock. The band formed in New York as a jazz outfit and each member of the band (excluding rhythm guitar player Columbus "Chip" Baker) had a background in the music. According to the band's drummer, Bob Moses, it was the band's lead guitar player, Larry Coryell, who helped turn the group on to more rock oriented music. The band played several times in a New York club called the Scene, but the band made very little money from the shows, getting paid only ten dollars as a group per night. The band also got to perform shows with such acts as Mitch Ryder and The Rascals.
01 - Don't Look Now 02 - I'm Gonna Be Free 03 - LBOD 04 - Sunday Telephone 05 - Blue Water Mother 06 - Girl Of The Mountain 07 - Cosmic Daddy Dancer 08 - Bad News Cat 09 - Storm 10 - Early Mornin Fear 11 - Angles Can't Be True 12 - Tattoo Man 13 - I Feel A Song
This is the Stone Circus' one and only album and it consists of all original songs that are mainly psych-pop with acid rock influence. According to the sticker on the CD it was "recorded by a bunch of musicians from Canada who'd fetched up in New York." These Montreal based musicians (save one), known as The Funky Farm, decided to change their name for the release of the album. Ronny Paige (vocals), Sonny Haines (guitar), Dave Keeler (bass), Mike Burns (drums), Jonathan Caine (keyboards). 01 - What Went Wrong 02 - Adam's Lament 03 - Mr. Grey 04 - Blue Funk 05 - Carnival Of Love 06 - Sara Wells 07 - Inside-Out Man 08 - Camino Real 09 - People I Once Knew LINK
A distinctly lower-echelon Merseybeat band, the Escorts' commercial impact was slight indeed. Only one of their six singles made the British Top 50, and at number 49 at that. They covered "Dizzy Miss Lizzie" before the Beatles, and the single made some noise in Texas, but besides that they were unheard beyond their Liverpool hometown. Their 45s were pleasant, moderately catchy, and featured close harmonies, but were basically unmemorable. The Escorts lacked a distinctive sound and wrote virtually none of their own material (many of their A-sides were tame covers of U.S. rock and R&B hits; many of their B-sides were shallow Merseybeat numbers written by their manager). After a lineup change in 1966, the group recorded their sixth single with Paul McCartney on tambourine, showing a much more pronounced soul feel. Guitarist Terry Sylvester left the Escorts near the end of their recording career to join the Swinging Blue Jeans, and eventually replaced Graham Nash in the Hollies in the late '60s. (Richie Unterberger)
01 - Dizzy Miss Lizzy 02 - All I Want Is You 03 - The One To Cry 04 - Tell Me Baby 05 - I Don't Want To Go On Without You 06 - Don't Forget To Write 07 - C'mon Home Baby 08 - You'll Get No Lovin' That Way 09 - Let It Be Me 10 - Mad Mad World 11 - From Head To Toe 12 - Night Time
Stone the Crows were a blues band formed in Glasgow in late 1969. The band were formed after Maggie Bell was introduced to Les Harvey by his elder brother, Alex Harvey. After playing together in the Kinning Park Ramblers, they rejoined in a band Power, later renamed Stone the Crows (after a British/Australian English exclamation of surprise or shock) by Led Zeppelin's manager, Peter Grant. Maggie Bell, vocals, Les Harvey, guitar, Colin Allen, drums, James Dewar, bass, John McGinnis, keyboards 01 - The Touch Of Your Loving Hand 02 - Raining In Your Heart 03 - Blind Man 04 - Fool On The Hill 05 - I Saw America LINK
Nashville Rebel is Waylon Jennings' third album for RCA Victor, released in 1966. It is the soundtrack to the Jay Sheridan film of the same name. It includes a cover of The Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" from Rubber Soul (1965). This song was not featured in the movie. 01 - Silver Ribbons 02 - Nashville Bum 03 - Green River 04 - Nashville Rebel 05 - I'm A Long Way From Home 06 - Tennessee 07 - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) 08 - Hoodlum 09 - Spanish Penthouse 10 - Lang's Theme 11 - Rush Street Blues 12 - Lang's Mansion LINK
Willie Hugh Nelson is an American country singer-songwriter, author, poet, actor and activist. He reached his greatest fame during the outlaw country movement of the 1970s, and remains iconic, especially in American popular culture. Now in his 70s, Willie Nelson continues to tour and has performed in concerts and fundraisers with other major musicians, including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews. He also continues to record albums prolifically in new genres that embrace reggae, blues, jazz, folk, and popular music. And Then I Wrote is the debut album by Willie Nelson, recorded in 1962. 01 - Touch Me 02 - Wake Me When It's Over 03 - Hello Walls 04 - Funny How Times Slips Away 05 - Crazy 06 - The Part Where I Cry 07 - Mr Record Man 08 - Three Days 09 - One Step Beyond 10 - Undo The Right 11 - Darkness On The Face Of The Earth 12 - Where My House Lives LINK