Johnny Rivers is an American rock and roll singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. His styles include folk songs, blues, and revivals of old-time rock 'n' roll songs and some original material. He has continued to record and perform to the present. Unhappy with UA's corporate mentality and ever-changing executives, Johnny Rivers signed with Atlantic in 1974 and recorded his Road album in Nashville and Muscle Shoals.
01 - Lights On The Highway 02 - Wait A Minute 03 - Geronimo's Cadillac 04 - I Like Your Music 05 - Sitting In Limbo 06 - Six Day On The Road 07 - See You Then 08 - A Good Love Is Like A Good Song 09 - Artists And Poets 10 - Breath
Janis Lyn Joplin was an American singer, songwriter and music arranger. She rose to prominence in the late 1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company and later as a solo artist. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004, and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. This italian release from 1992, contains live performances: San Francisco 1967, Los Angeles 1967 and The Grande Ballroom, Detroit, 1968. Janis Joplin - vocals, Pete Albin - bass, Dave Getz - drums, Sam Andrews - guitar, James Gurley - guitar. 01 - Magic of love 02 - Down on me 03 - Piece of me heart 04 - Farewell song 05 - Bye bye Baby 06 - Light is faster than sound 07 - Women is losers 08 - All is loneliness 09 - Call on me 10 - Ball and chain LINK
Faithfull was still known primarily as a pop singer when she put out North Country Maid, but this is in fact very close to a pure folk album, with a bit of influence from pop, rock, blues, and jazz. Largely overlooked even by Faithfull fans, it's actually a quite respectable effort, and probably her best LP (other than greatest-hits compilations) from the time when her voice was still on the high side. Ably backed by session men including guitarists Jon Mark and Jim Sullivan, she interprets mostly traditional material on this record, including "She Moved Through the Fair," "Wild Mountain Thyme," "Sally Free and Easy," and "Scarborough Fair." There are some mid-'60s covers too, though, including Donovan's "Sunny Goodge Street" and Tom Paxton's "Last Thing on My Mind." Sometimes, when the bass gets prominent and the arrangements swing, this isn't too far from early Pentangle, as unexpected as that comparison is. The use of sitar on "She Moved Through the Fair" and "Wild Mountain Thyme" is adventurous, and she sings pretty well throughout, with dignity and purity if not utmost imagination or grit. The 1990 CD reissue on Deram U.K. adds three worthwhile bonus tracks: "The Most of What Is Least" (from a 1965 EP) and alternate versions of "Come My Way" and "Mary Anne" (the originals of which had appeared on her 1965 album, Come My Way). [Allmusic.com]
01 - Green Are Your Eyes 02 - Scarborough Fair 03 - Cockleshells 04 - The Last Thing On My Mind 05 - The First Time Ever I Saw Your 06 - Sally Free And Easy 07 - Sunny Goodge Street 08 - How Should I Your True Love Kn 09 - She Moved Thru' The Fair 10 - North Country Maid 11 - Lullaby 12 - Wild Mountain Thyme 13 - The Most Of What Is Least 14 - Come My Way - Version 2 15 - Mary Ann - Version 2
Kaleidoscope (originally The Kaleidoscope) was an American psychedelic folk and ethnic band who recorded 4 albums and several singles for Epic Records between 1966 and 1970. The group was formed in 1966. The original members were: David Lindley, Solomon Feldthouse, Chris Darrow, Chester Crill (a.k.a. Max Budda, Max Buda, Fenrus Epp, Templeton Parcely) and John Vidican. Side Trips was Kaleidoscope's 1967 debut album. It was released in June 1967, while it was recently re-released on vinyl by Sundazed Records (2007). The album has a raw, non-limited instrumental mentality, for each member played many instruments; for example, David Lindley played guitar, banjo, fiddle, and mandolin, Solomon Feldthouse played saz, bouzouki, dobro, vina, oud, doumbek, dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, and including vocals too. While Chester Crill (aka Fenrus Epp and Max Buda) played violin, viola, bass, keyboards, and harmonica, Chris Darrow plays bass, guitar, mandolin, and additional vocals; and John Vidican on percussion. 01 - Egyptian Gardens 02 - If The Night 03 - Hesitation Blues 04 - Please 05 - Keep Your Mind Open 06 - Pulsating Dream 07 - Oh Death 08 - Come On In 09 - Why Try 10 - Minnie The Moocher LINK
Aorta was a highly talented rock band from Rockford, IL that released two albums throughout 1969 and 1970. The band was originally known as the Exceptions, a popular soul rock group that played around the Chicago area and released a handful of singles. n 1969 Columbia released this startling record which was a mix of psychedelia, soul, jazz, folk, and rock. The album was housed in a beautiful, graphic sleeve that has always overshadowed the great music from within. Musically speaking, Aorta’s sound comes close to Boston band Listening or even the more psychedelic aspects of early Blood, Sweat and Tears during its Al Kooper phase. There seems to be some kind of concept that reoccurs under the Mein Vein theme. Aorta is solid throughout though, featuring strong musicianship, inventive studio wizardry, superb songs with a healthy dose of fuzz guitar and wonderful string and horn arrangements. 01 - Main Vein 02 - Heart Attack 03 - What's In My Mind's Eye 04 - Magic Bed 05 - Main Vein II 06 - Sleep Tight 07 - Catalyptic 08 - Main Vein III 09 - Sprinkle Road To Cork Street 10 - Ode To Missy Mxyzosptlk 11 - Strange 12 - A Thousand Thoughts 13 - Thoughts & Feelings-Main Vein IV LINK
Walker was born in Blytheville, Arkansas and grew up in South Bend, Indiana. His saxophone style was the anchor for the band's overall sound. The other original members of the group were drummer Tony Washington, guitarist Willie Woods, and keyboardist Vic Thomas. Junior Walker & the All Stars were signed to the Motown label in the 1960s, and became one of the label's signature acts. Road Runner is the band's second album, it reached #6 on Billboard's "Black Albums" chart and #64 on Billboard's "Pop Albums" chart, launching four hit singles. First released on gramophone by Tamla (Motown), it has been multiply reissued on cassette and compact disc. It has also been remastered and reissued in conjunction with the band's preceding record, Home Cookin', as Road Runner & Home Cookin'. 01 - (I'm A) Road Runner 02 - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved B 03 - Pucker Up Buttercup 04 - Money (That's What I Want) 05 - Last Call 06 - Anyway You Wanna 07 - Baby You Know You Ain't Right 08 - Ame' Cherie (Soul Darling) 09 - Twist Lackawanna 10 - San-Ho-Zay 11 - Mutiny LINK