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 Don´t Stop 02 - Mother´s Favourite Lover (Marg 03 - Uncle Dugie´s 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
Amen Corner was a successful British rock group, formed in late 1966 in Cardiff, Wales. The band was named after The Amen Corner, a weekly disc spin at the Victoria Ballroom (later to become The Scene Club) in Cardiff, Wales, where every Sunday night Dr. Rock would play the best soul music from the United States. Initially they specialised in a blues and jazz-orientated style, but were steered by their record labels into more commercial pastures. Their first singles and album appeared on Decca's subsidiary label Deram, but they left at the end of 1968 to join Immediate,where they were instantly rewarded with a No. 1, "(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice" in early 1969, followed by another Top 5 entry with the Roy Wood composition, "Hello Susie". After recording a final studio album, Farewell to the Real Magnificent Seven, with a cover version of The Beatles' "Get Back" released as their swansong, they disbanded at the end of 1969.
01 - Bend Me, Shape Me 02 - Judge Rumpel Crassila 03 - Love Me Tender 04 - Our Love (Is In The Pocket) 05 - Something You Got 06 - I Am An Angel (But I Can't Fly 07 - Expressway To Your Heart 08 - Good Time 09 - Let The Good Times Roll And Feel So Good 10 - Can't Get Used To Losing You 11 - Lost And Found 12 - Gin House Blues 13 - I Don't Wanna Discuss It And Amen
Elephant's Memory was a New York band, most notable for backing John Lennon and Yoko Ono during 1972 (appearing as the Plastic Ono Elephant's Memory Band) on a pair of albums, and a handful of TV and live appearances.Two of their songs, "Jungle Gym at the Zoo" and "Old Man Willow", appeared earlier in the soundtrack to the film Midnight Cowboy. Elephant's Memory received a gold disc for their contribution to the soundtrack. The Elephant's Memory was formed between 1967 and 1968 by Stan Bronstein (sax/clarinet/vocals) and Rick Frank (drums). In 1968 they briefly added Carly Simon as a vocalist. By 1969 the line-up had expanded to include John Ward (bass), Chester Ayers (guitar), Myron Yules (bass/trombone), Richard Sussman (keyboards), Michal Shapiro (vocals), Guy Peritore (guitar/vocals), and David Cohen (guitar/keyboards/vocals). Further additions in 1970 saw Chris Robison (guitar) and Davey 'Crabsticks' Trotter (mellotron) join the band. This is the second selftitled album from 1972, produced by John Lennon & Yoko Ono. 01 - Liberation Special 02 - Baddest Of The Mean 03 - Cryin Blacksheep Blues 04 - Chuckn Bo 05 - Gypsy Wolf 06 - Madness 07 - Life 08 - Wind Ridge 09 - Power Boogie 10 - Local Plastic Ono Band LINK
The Los Angeles-based Hamilton Streetcar were apparently a studio project built around the talents of ex-Appletree Theater mastermind/vocalist John Boylan, singer/guitarist Buzz Clifford (who'd enjoyed an early '60s hit with "Baby Sittin' Boogie") and Ralph Plummer. The trio somehow attracted the attention of the eccentric Lee Hazlewood who promptly signed them to his newly established LHI label. Debuting with 1968's "Invisible People" b/w "Flash", the group managed one follow-up single "Confusion" b/w "Your Own Comedown", before switching to Dot Records. The group was originally named on behalf of former member John Burge, aka Ian Hamilton. 01 - Overture 02 - Streetcar 03 - Brother Speed 04 - I See I Am 05 - Where Do I Go 06 - Now I Taste The Tears 07 - Welcome Into Your World 08 - Entre Acte 09 - Wouldnt It Be Nice [To Have Wi 10 - Silver Wings 11 - Honey And Wine 12 - Pleasant Street 13 - Wasnt It You LINK
Jukin' Bone recorded two albums, "Whiskey Woman" and "Way Down East" that were hailed by Creem magazine as seminal classics of 70's hard rock. While signed to RCA, the band toured with ZZ Top, Freddie King, The Allman Brothers, The Kinks, John Mayall, and Three Dog Night, among others. They disbanded in 1973. Joe Whiting (vocals), Mark Doyle (lead guitar, piano), George Egosarian (rhythm guitar, slide guitar), John DeMaso (bass), Tom Glaister (drums, percussion) 01 - Jungle Fever 02 - Candy Man 03 - Spirit In The Dark 04 - Can't Judge What You Miss 05 - Whiskey Woman 06 - Going Down 07 - The Hunter 08 - Got The Need 09 - Let Loose LINK
The Rascals (initially known as The Young Rascals) were an American blue-eyed soul group initially active during the years 1965–72. The band released numerous top ten singles in North America during the mid- and late-1960s, including the U.S. #1 hits "Good Lovin'" (1966), "Groovin'" (1967), and "People Got to Be Free" (1968). The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. See was released in December 1969. The album continued a trend towards album-oriented material authored and sung by Felix Cavaliere, begun with the band's Freedom Suite album earlier in the year. 01 See 02 I'd Like To Take You Home 03 Remember Me 04 I'm Blue 05 Stop And Think 06 Temptation's Bout To Get Me 07 Nubia 08 Carry Me Back 09 Away Away 10 Real Thing 11 Death's Reply 12 Hold On LINK
In 1965, Steve Miller and keyboardist Barry Goldberg founded the Goldberg-Miller Blues Band along with bassist Shawn Yoder, rhythm guitarist Craymore Stevens, and drummer Lance Haas after moving to Chicago to play the blues. The band was contracted to Epic Records after playing many Chicago clubs. They also appeared on Hullabaloo with the Four Tops and the Supremes, and gigged at a Manhattan club. With Miller, the band's only release was the ten-track album Blowing My Mind in 1966. Miller left the group to go to San Francisco where the psychedelic scene was flourishing. He then formed the Steve Miller Blues Band which, when they contracted with Capitol Records in 1967, they shortened their name to the Steve Miller Band. The band, consisting of Miller, guitarist James Cooke, bassist Lonnie Turner, and drummer Tim Davis (who replaced the departing Lance Haas on drums), backed Chuck Berry at a gig at the Fillmore West that was released as a live album. Sailor is the second album by The Steve Miller Band, released in 1968. 01 - Song For Our Ancestors 02 - Dear Mary 03 - My Friend 04 - Living In The U.S.A. 05 - Quicksilver Girl 06 - Lucky Man 07 - Gangster Of Love 08 - You're So Fine 09 - Overdrive 10 - Dime-A-Dance Romance LINK
British blues-rock supergroup consisting of bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton, and drummer/vocalist Ginger Baker. Live performances in Sweden and USA. Konserthuset, Stockholm, on May 7, 1967 1. N.S.U. 2. Steppin' Out 3. Train Time 4. Toad 5. I'm So Glad Sports Arena, San Diego, on October 20, 1968 6. Train Time 7. Toad 8. Spoonful LINK
The Robbs, brothers Dee Robb (guitar, vocals), Joe Robb (guitar, vocals), and Bruce Robb (keyboards, vocals) — began their lengthy careers in their hometown of Oconomowoc, WI as a teen-center pop group calling themselves Dee Robb & the Robbins. As Robby & the Robins, they recorded "Surfer's Life" for the Todd label, which has since appeared on numerous surf compilations. During a summer tour, their guitarist was facing the draft board, so the band had to shuffle the lineup and bring in their cousin, Craig Robb (real name Craig Krampf) as a replacement on drums. The band then changed names to the Robbs and soldiered on, playing soft rock harmony drenched pop in the vein of the Cowsills, the Monkees, or Paul Revere & the Raiders 01 - Violets Of Dawn 02 - Race With The Wind 03 - Cynthia Loves 04 - Next Time You See Me 05 - Girls, Girls 06 - Bittersweet 07 - See Jane Run 08 - In A Funny Sort Of Way 09 - Rapid Transit 10 - Jolly Miller LINK
Tiffany Shade was an American psychedelic rock band formed in 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio and was formed by keyboardist Bob Leonard, Folk Guitarist/vocalist Mike Barnes, 12-string guitarist/vocalist Barrow Davidian, bassist Rick Hohn, later replaced by bassist Robb Clarke-Murphy and drummer Tom Schuster. They broke up 1968. They recorded and released this self-titled LP and two singles from the same album on the Mainstream label in 1968. 01 - Would You Take My Mind Out For A Walk 02 - An Older Man 03 - Sam 04 - Jaguar City Blues 05 - A Very Grand Love 06 - Come Softly To Me 07 - No Reality 08 - One Good Reason 09 - A Quiet Revolution 10 - Not Worth The Pain LINK
The exotic, mindbending sounds of Gandalf have long been one of the great lost treasures of the first psychedelic era. Featuring the breathy vocals and lysergic guitar of Peter Sando, the band's only album, a delight from start to finish, has generated a fervent demand for more of the same. Gandalf 2, is a return trip to the band's garden of earthly delights. A thorough search of Sando's tape vault revealed a fabulous stash of spellbinding demos and acetates, unheard for decades! This is a 90's comp. 01 - Bird In The Hand 02 - Days Are Only Here And Gone 03 - Smokey Topaz 04 - Ladyfingers 05 - No Earth Can Be Won 06 - Bad Dream 07 - I Won't Cry No More 08 - The Dance At St. Francis 09 - Julie (The Song I Sing Is You) 10 - Over This Table 11 - Golden Earrings (Demo) 12 - Tears Of Ages (Live) 13 - Downbound Train (Live) LINK
Sweetwater was a rock band originally from Los Angeles. The original members of the band were Nancy Nevins (lead vocals/guitar), August Burns (cello), Albert Moore (flute/backing vocals), Alan Malarowitz (drums), Elpidio Cobian (conga drums), Alex Del Zoppo (keyboards) and Fred Herrera (bass). They were the act scheduled to play first at the Woodstock Festival in 1969, although due to problems within the band, solo folksinger Richie Havens became the first performer. Sweetwater performed next, becoming the first band to play the festival. 01 - Motherless Child 02 - For Petes Sake 03 - Day Song 04 - Whats Wrong 05 - Crystal Spider 06 - Band Intros 07 - Why Oh Why LINK
Heavy psych US. Very difficult to obtain info about this band. 01 - Old Time Feeling 02 - How Long 03 - Forever Angels Proud 04 - Laught 05 - Just For Today 06 - Limousine Ride 07 - Billy Bad Billy 08 - Chinese 09 - Red Dog 10 - Old Charlie LINK
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. The core members of the band during that period were Jimmy Hall, vocals, harmonica, saxophone; Jimmy's brother Jack Hall on bass; John Anthony on keyboards; Ricky Hirsch on guitar, and Lewis Ross on drums and percussion. 01 - Thats alright 02 - Mule to ride 03 - No Good woman blues 04 - Red Hot Chicken 05 - Airport 06 - I'd rather be blind 07 - Macon hambine blues 08 - Shout Bamalama LINK
Sweet (originally The Sweet) was a British rock band that formed in the late 1960s and rose to prominence as one of the main glam rock acts in the 1970s, with the classic line-up consisting of Brian Connolly, Steve Priest, Andy Scott, and Mick Tucker. During the early years of 1971 and 1972, Sweet's musical style followed a marked progression from the Archies-like bubblegum style of the first hit, "Funny Funny", to a Who influenced heavy rock style supplemented by a striking use of high-pitched backing vocals. The band achieved notable success in the UK charts, with thirteen Top 20 hits during the 1970s alone. Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be was Sweet's first official album, released in 1971 on RCA Records in the UK. 01 - Coco 02 - Chop Chop 03 - Reflections 04 - Honeysuckle Love 05 - Santa Monica Sunshine 06 - Daydream 07 - Funny Funny 08 - Tom Tom Turnaround 09 - Jeanie 10 - Sunny Sleeps Late 11 - Spotlight LINK