The Velvet Underground was an American rock band formed in New York City. First active from 1965 to 1973, their best-known members were Lou Reed and John Cale, who both went on to find success as solo artists. Although never commercially successful while together, the band is often cited by many critics as one of the most important and influential groups of the 1960s. Loaded is the fourth album by the Velvet Underground, released in September, 1970, one month after Lou Reed had left the band. Reed left the Velvet Underground on August 23, 1970 but Loaded wasn't released until a month later, in September. After its release, Reed discovered that the album had been re-edited and resequenced without his consent. 01 - Who Loves The Sun 02 - Sweet Jane 03 - Rock & Roll 04 - Cool It Down 05 - New Age 06 - Head Held High 07 - Lonesome Cowboy Bill 08 - I Found A Reason 09 - Train Round The Bend 10 - Oh! Sweet Nuthin' LINK
Stoneground was a blues rock band formed in 1970 in Concord, California. Originally a trio, Stoneground expanded to a 10-piece band by the time of their eponymous 1971 debut album. The group appeared in two films, Medicine Ball Caravan (1971) and Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972), and released three albums before singer Sal Valentino quit in 1973. Three other band members, Cory Lerios, Steve Price and David Jenkins, left to form pop group Pablo Cruise. Stoneground continued as an act through 1984, with only Tim Barnes and Annie Sampson remaining from the previous version of the band. Barnes and Price led a reformed Stoneground in 2003, with a studio album released the following year. The original lineup consisted of Tim Barnes (guitars, vocals), Luther Bildt (guitars, vocals), and Mike Mau (drums), later Sal Valentino and John Blakely (guitars, bass), and four female vocalists, Annie Sampson, Lynne Hughes, Lydia Phillips, and Deirdre LaPorte, were also added to the group. Disc 1 Live 01 - Get Rhythm 02 - Passion Flower 03 - Corina 04 - Big River 05 - Won't Be Long 06 - Super Clown 07 - Richland Woman 08 - Queen Sweet Dreams 09 - Precious Lord 10 - It Takes A Lot To Laugh (It Takes A Train To Cry) 11 - I Can't Help It 12 - No Doreen 13 - It's Not Easy 14 - If You Gotta Go 15 - Total Destruction To Your Mind Disc 2 Studio 01 - You Must Be One Of Us 02 - All My Life 03 - Where Will I Find Love 04 - Gonna Have A Good Time 05 - Jam It LINK
Formed in 1963 in Memphis, Tennessee, The Gentrys forged their early reputation playing high school dances. The group - Larry Raspberry (vocals, guitar), Bruce Bowles (vocals), Jimmy Hart (vocals), Bobby Fisher (tenor saxophone, piano, guitar), Jimmy Johnson (trumpet, organ), Pat Neal (bass) and Larry Wall (drums) - later won the city's "Battle Of The Bands" contest and within months had secured a recording contract with the independent Youngstown label. Their first release, "Sometimes", was coupled with the infectious "Keep On Dancing', an R&B track that attracted more interest than the a-side. The major label MGM Records picked up the national distribution rights to the single, resulting in the single reaching number 4 in the US charts, subsequently selling in excess of one million copies. The song was later covered by the Bay City Rollers, giving them their first chart hit in 1971.The Gentrys were unable to repeat their early success, but remained a popular live attraction throughout America's southern states. After the break-up of the group in 1970, Jimmy Hart resuscitated The Gentrys' name by forming a new line-up with Steve Speer (bass), Dave Beaver (keyboards), Jimmy Tarbutton (guitar) and Mike Gardner (drums). This incarnation achieved some success with minor placings in the singles chart. Late-period member Rick Allen resurfaced in The Box Tops, while Raspberry later embarked on a solo career, leading a new group, The High-Steppers. 01. Keep On Dancing 02. Everybody To Their Own Kick 03. Sometimes 04. Hang On Sloopy 05. Hey Girl Don't Bother Me 06. Brown Paper Sack 07. Do You Love Me 08. Hand Jive 09. So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) 10. Don't Send Me No Flowers 11. Little Girl Next Door 12. Make Up Your Mind 13. Spread It On Thick 14. Everyday I Have To Cry
The Syndicate of Sound was an American garage band that existed between 1965 and 1970. Originally from San Jose, California, the band had an edgy style that some critics have considered to be a forerunner of psychedelic rock. The band originally comprised Don Baskin (vocals, guitar); Bob Gonzalez (bass); Larry Ray (guitar); John Sharkey (guitar, keyboards); and John Duckworth (drums). The group was formed from the combination of two teen bands, The Pharaohs and The Aristocrats. The Syndicate of Sound rapidly became popular in the San Jose area, and the next year won a "Battle of the Bands" competition against about 100 groups including The Golliwogs, later Creedence Clearwater Revival. The prize was a recording session with Del-Fi Records, but the resulting single "Prepare For Love" was unsuccessful. "Little Girl" topping out at number 8 on Billboard in May of 1966. 01 - Big Boss Man 02 - Almost Grown 03 - So Alone 04 - Dream Baby 05 - Rumors 06 - Little Girl 07 - That Kind Of Man 08 - I'm Alive 09 - You 10 - Lookin' For The Good Times (The Robot) 11 - The Witch 12 - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby LINK
Rock 'n' Roll is a 1975 album of late 1950s and early 1960s-era rock songs covered by Lennon. The recording of the album spanned a year and its dramatic sessions have since entered into rock music folklore. Rock 'n' Roll became another hit for Lennon, reaching #6 in both the UK and US, where it soon went gold. The single "Stand by Me" also proved a US Top 20 hit that spring. 01 - Be-Bop-A-Lula 02 - Stand By Me 03 - Medley- Rip It Up , Ready Teddy 04 - You Can't Catch Me 05 - Ain't That A Shame 06 - Do You Want To Dance 07 - Sweet Little Sixteen 08 - Slippin' And Slidin' 09 - Peggy Sue 10 - Medley- Bring It On Home To Me , Send Me Some Lovin' 11 - Bony Moronie 12 - Ya Ya 13 - Just Because LINK
Houston hard rock band with some psychedelic touches. Originally released on Imperial records in 1969.
01 - Not Foolin' Me 02 - His Eye Is On The Sparrow 03 - Only For You 04 - Blue Bones And Ashes 05 - Race With The Devil 06 - Mr. Soul 07 - What Are Those Things 08 - Knock Knock 09 - Joshua 10 - Love As A Habit 11 - Hold Me
Wet Willie is an American band from Mobile, Alabama, U.S. They were best known for their hit "Keep On Smilin'", but had a number of charted songs in the 1970s utilizing their soulful brand of Southern rock. Drummer Lewis Ross assembled the musicians for a group called "Fox" in the summer of 1969, which a year later became known as "Wet Willie". Wet Willie was a versatile, high-energy Southern rock band that, from 1971 until 1978, produced an array of albums awash in good-time music, rollicking high-energy blues-rock, and white Southern soul, but racked up just one Top Ten hit and a lot of admirers. This is the fourth album of the band. 01 - Country Side Of Life 02 - Keep On Smilin' 03 - Trust In The Lord 04 - Soul Sister 05 - Alabama 06 - Lucy Was In Trouble 07 - Soul Jones 08 - Don't Wait To Long 09 - Spanish Moss 10 - In Our Hearts LINK