Green Lyte Sunday was a Dayton, Ohio, pop band who took a shot at the big time, signing an album deal with RCA Victor in 1969. The resulting self-titled long-player reveals a very talented group of musicians with a distinct ability at blending pop and jazz influences. But when it didn't become a hit, though the lone single from the album did hit Billboard's easy listening radio charts, they didn't get a second chance. Despite that fact, they apparently remained active in their local scene in various forms far into the '70s.
01 - Happy Happy 02 - If You Want To Be Free 03 - Emmie 04 - Glen Helen 05 - Woman's Blues 06 - Lenore 07 - Chelsea Morning 08 - High Up In The Sky 09 - What Makes Him Happy 10 - My Own Time
Hard rock band from Poughkeepsie,New York, influenced by Grand Funk Railroad, Mountain, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. Geno Charles (drums), Larry LaFalce (lead guitar, vocals), Dino Paolillo (lead guitar, vocals), Frankie Previte (vocals, recorder, percussion), Ron Piccolo (organ, piano, vocals), Lenny Venditti (bass)
01 - Run Donīt Stop 02 - Motherīs Favourite Lover (Marg 03 - Uncle Dugieīs Fun Bus Ride 04 - A Time Like Ours 05 - Miss Casey 06 - Pot Of Gold 07 - Cy 08 - No Cream For The Mad
Recorded live 03/04/67. The "Cafe A Go Go" was a Greenwich Village night club located in the basement of 152 Bleecker Street, New York, NY. Many rock groups began performing there, the Au Go Go was an oasis for jazz (Bill Evans, Stan Getz), comedy, and folk music. When the Cafe Au Go Go finally locked its doors for good, now-famous Stephen Stills was a featured performer in the gala closing. 01 - It's No Secret 02 - Let's Get Together 03 - White Rabbit 04 - Your Bringing Me Down 05 - My Best Friend 06 - Jorma's Blues 07 - This Is My Life 08 - She Has Funny Cars 09 - Somebody To Love 10 - Tobacco Road 11 - Around The World 12 - Instrumental. Blues 13 - Today 14 - High Flying Bird LINK (Fixed)
The Brit-psych band included Mick Wayne, Graham Kelly on vocals, Steve Chapman on drums and John (Honk) Lodge on bass. Personnel changes added Tim Renwick (guitar), Rick Wakeman (keyboards) and John Cambridge (drums). Junior's Eyes, briefly served as David Bowie's backing band for live appearances and on an October 1969 BBC Radio session. This is a 2000 reissue of the album with a lot of bonus tracks.
01 - Total War 02 - Circus Days 03 - Imagination 04 - My Ship 05 - Miss Lizzy 06 - So Embarrassed 07 - Freak In 08 - Playtime 09 - I'm Drowning 10 - White Light 11 - By The Tree 12 - Mr. Golden Trumpet Player (Bonus) 13 - Black Snake (Bonus) 14 - Woman Love (Bonus) 15 - Star Child (Bonus) 16 - Sink Or Swim (Bonus) 17 - Circus Days (Single Version - Bonus) 18 - White Light (Demo - Bonus) 19 - By The Tree (Demo - Bonus) 20 - Imagination (Demo - Bonus) 21 - Playtime (Demo - Bonus) 22 - Subway [Smokey Pokey World] (As The Tickle - Bonus) 23 - Good Evening (As The Tickle - Bonus)
This very rare album was the work of a Rochester, New York band. The LP sleeve notes declare that their music is "hard rock in the style of Grand Funk Railroad and Uriah Heep". Overall the album is nowhere near that heaviness - there's a notable lack of thunderous riffing or screaming solos. Heep influences are more obvious in the soaring Byron-esque vocals on the dramatic ballads but an underlying soulful vibe and keyboard dominance puts them in the class of those NYC and Long Island Italian-American bands influenced by Vanilla Fudge or the Young Rascals, rather than the proto heavy-metal set. On their lighter side, they deliver a fine flowing rendition of the Youngbloods' version of Dino Valente's hippie anthem (Let's) Get Together. The original is supposedly very rare and has been hyped by specialist dealers with asking prices reaching a dizzyingly silly level - one copy seen going for $900 in 2001.(Av.) 01 - Sixteen 02 - Different Face 03 - Where Do We Go From Here 04 - Get Together 05 - My Baby 06 - You Better Find Someone To Love 07 - I'm Gonna Make It 08 - If This World Were Mine 09 - Dreaming Isn't Good For You 10 - Crabby Day 11 - Don't Tell Me How To Love LINK
The New Vaudeville Band was a group created by songwriter Geoff Stephens in 1966 to record his novelty composition "Winchester Cathedral", a song inspired by the dance bands of the 1920s and a Rudy Vallee megaphone style vocal. To his surprise, the song became a transatlantic hit that autumn, reaching the Top 10 in the UK and rising to #1 in the U.S. Global sales of the single were over three million. The track also won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Song in 1967. The lead vocal was sung by John Carter, formerly of The Ivy League, who had sung on the demo of the record, which Stephens decided to keep for the commercial release. An initial long-playing album was also issued in late 1966 by Fontana Records, also titled Winchester Cathedral. 01 - Winchester Cathedral 02 - Diana goodbye 03 - 14 Lovely Women 04 - Green Street Green 05 - That's All For Now Sugar Baby 06 - Shirl 07 - Holiday Inn 08 - Sadie Moonshine 09 - Tap Your Feet 10 - Amy 11 - Peek-A-Boo 12 - Rosie 13 - I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet 14 - Finchley Central LINK