Blind Faith was an English blues-rock band which was one of the first "super-groups", released their only album, Blind Faith, in August 1969. They were stylistically similar to the bands in which Winwood, Baker, and Clapton had most recently participated, Traffic and Cream. Blind Faith is the self-titled album by the band, which consisted of Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, Cream), Ginger Baker (Graham Bond Organisation, Cream), Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group, Traffic) and Ric Grech (Family). There was an intense buzz about the band and its debut album Blind Faith, which on release topped Billboard's Pop Albums chart in America (as it did the UK and Canadian charts) and peaked at #40 on the Black Albums chart, an impressive feat for a British rock quartet. In addition, Rolling Stone published three reviews of the album in their September 6, 1969 issue, which were written by Ed Leimbacher, Lester Bangs, and John Morthland. They began to work out songs early in 1969, and in February and March the group was in London at Morgan Studios, preparing for the beginnings of basic tracks for their album, although the first few almost finished songs didn't show up until they were at Olympic Studios in April and May under the direction of producer Jimmy Miller. The music community was already aware of the linkup, despite Clapton's claim that he was cutting an album of his own on which Winwood would play. The rock press wasn't buying any of it, knowing that Baker was involved as well, and then the promoters and record companies got involved, pushing those concerned for an album and a tour. The recording of their album was interrupted by such a tour of Scandinavia, then a U.S. tour from July 11 (Newport) to August 24 (Hawaii), supported by Free, Taste and Delaney & Bonnie and Friends. Although a chart topper the LP was recorded hurriedly and side two consisted of just two songs, one of them a 15-minute jam entitled "Do What You Like." Nevertheless the band was able to produce two classic hits, Winwood's "Can't Find My Way Home" and Clapton's "Presence of the Lord". An expanded, deluxe edition of the album was released in 2001, with previously unreleased tracks and 'jams' included. Two live tracks from the Hyde Park concert, Sleeping In The Ground by Sam Myers and the Rolling Stones song "Under My Thumb" are also available on Winwood's four-CD retrospective The Finer Things. 01 - Had To Cry Today 02 - Can't Find My Way Home 03 - Well All Right 04 - Presence Of The Lord 05 - Sea Of Joy 06 - Do What You Like 07 - Sleeping In The Ground 08 - Can't Find My Way Home (Electric Version) 09 - Acoustic Jam 10 - Time Winds 11 - Sleeping In The Ground (Slow Blues Version) Blind Faith - Deluxe Edition CD 2 01 - Jam No.1 'Very Long & Good Jam' 02 - Jam No.2 'Slow Jam #1' 03 - Jam No.3 'Change of Address Jam' 04 - Jam No.4 'Slow Jam #2' LINK
Crow is a Minneapolis hard rock-based blues rock band, that was active from 1967 to 1972. They are best known for the song "Evil Woman (Don’t Play Your Games With Me)." Crow was formed in 1967 by singer David Wagner, guitarist Dick Wiegand, bassist Larry Wiegand, keyboardist Kink Middlemist, and drummer Harry Nehls under the name South 40, which was used until the group went national. Nehls was replaced by Denny Craswell at that time. Columbia Records brought them in to record a demo in 1969; they passed, and Crow was signed to Amaret. 01 - (Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The) King Of Rock And Roll 02 - Easy Street 03 - Yellow Dawg 04 - Sky Is Crying 05 - I Need Love 06 - Keeps Me Runnin' 07 - Watching Can Waste Up The Time 08 - Satisfied 09 - Watch That Cat LINK
Damon is the artistic name of David Del Conte, a genius American gypsy musician who is responsible for one the rarest and most sought-after psychedelic album of all time. Based in Los Angeles, David Del Conte and Charlie Carey had already pursued careers in popular music for many years before deciding to embrace the underground rock movement. His debut album, Song of a Gypsy, which was originally released in 1969, has a totally unique sound, with the 'crooner-like' voice of Damon, the omnipresent melodic fuzz guitar of Charlie Carey and truly atmospheric melodies. Amazing druggy fuzzed out psychedelic album with exotic atmosphere, eclectic percussion and trippy songs. 01 - Song Of A Gypsy 02 - Poor Poor Genie 03 - Don't You Feel Me 04 - Did You Ever 05 - Funky Funky Blues 06 - Do You 07 - The Night 08 - I Feel Your Love 09 - Birds Fly So High 10 - The Road Of Life LINK
Jigsaw were an English pop music group, fronted by the singer-songwriter duo of Clive Scott and Des Dyer. In Australia the group was called "British Jigsaw" due to the existence of a local band of the same name. Originally a six piece band, formed from musicians in Coventry and Rugby by Tony Campbell in 1966, they went on to score a number of hit singles around the world. They also released thirteen albums. The group was partly influenced by fellow British musicians The Beatles, at times sounding Beatle-esque, especially their ballads, which show leanings towards Paul McCartney's musical and vocal arrangements. The original line-up consisted of Dave "Biffo" Beech (vocals and drums), Clive Scott (keyboards and vocals), Barrie Bernard (bass guitar), Tony Campbell (guitar), Tony Britnell (saxophone) and Kevin "Beppy" Mahon (saxophone).
01 - That's What It's All About 02 - Summertime Wintertime 03 - A Bedtime Story 04 - Gun 05 - Baby's Lost Time 06 - Just Another Clown 07 - Only Because You're There 08 - Have You Heard The News 09 - Linda 10 - And I Like You 11 - My Summer Song 12 - It's A Sort Of Magic
BO GRUMPUS was formed in Boston in 1967 .In the spring of 1968, Before The War was issued on the Atco label. A couple of tracks were engineered by Chris Houston, former member of The Undertakers. Felix said that the roots to his rock group, Mountain, can be traced to this recording. When Bell Records approached Felix with an offer for him to produce a record, he wanted Bo Grumpus to be the band. The problem was, The Richmond Organization (the group’s publishing company) owned the rights to the name Bo Grumpus being used for a musical group. That meant another name change. At the suggestion of Eddie Mottau, the group changed its name to Jolliver Arkansaw.(SPPS) 01 - Frou Frou 02 - Mr. Brennan 03 - Bright As Fire 04 - The Eye 05 - A Girl Like Mary 06 - Hatred Sun 07 - Lisa My Love 08 - Migrant Fowl 09 - King Chaos 10 - You Keep Me Statisfied 11 - St. Justina 12 - Gray Afternoon (W. Leslie West) LINK
Matching Mole was a UK progressive rock band from the Canterbury scene best known for the song "O Caroline". Robert Wyatt formed the band in October 1971 after he left Soft Machine and recorded his first solo album The End of an Ear. He continued his role on vocals and drums and was joined by David Sinclair, of Caravan, on organ and piano, Phil Miller on guitar and Bill MacCormick, formerly of Quiet Sun, on bass. The name is a pun on Machine Molle, the French translation of the name of Wyatt's previous group Soft Machine. Their first, eponymous album was released in April 1972, the bulk of which was composed by Wyatt himself, with the exception of "O Caroline" (a Dave Sinclair composition with lyrics by Wyatt about his recent breakup with girlfriend Caroline Coon) and Phil Miller's "Part Of The Dance". 01 - O Caroline 02 - Instant Pussy 03 - Signed Curtain 04 - Part Of The Dance 05 - Instant Kitten 06 - Dedicated To Hugh, But You Weren't Listening 07 - Beer As In Braindeer 08 - Immediate Curtain LINK