Thursday, 18 October 2018

Iron Duke "Gammel Dansk" 1977 Danish Prog Symphonic


Iron Duke  "Gammel Dansk"  1977 Danish Prog Symphonic
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Iron Duke was in some ways a Danish version of the semi-classical, keyboard-oriented rock made famous by Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Ekseption. 
First Salvo contained the great “Rockin’ Edward” based on Grieg’s “Peer Gynt”. Gammel Dansk, recorded in 1977, containes similar arrangements of old Danish folk songs and psalms…~


Danish 70’s symphonic rock band. The 1974 debut album line up was: Tommy Hansen, Jens Olesen, Hans Resen and Claus Sarup. 
In 1977 they recorded the LP “Gammel Dansk” with rock versions of danish traditionals like “Ole sad på en knold og sang”, “Dejlig er jorden” og “Spurven sidder stum bag kvist”. The 1978 line up was: Resen, Sarup, Søren Guldberg and Henning Pedersen. 
In 1983 the band recorded the track “En korsvej” for the Greenpeace benefit EP [r1560000]. The 1983 line up was: Resen, Guldberg, Poul Henneberg og Jens Olsen…~


Tracklist 
A1 Ole Sad På En Knold Og Sang 3:24 
A2 Juletræet Med Sin Pynt 2:57 
A3 På Sjølunds Fagre Sletter 4:00 
A4 Dejlig Er Jorden (Accelerando) 3:22 
A5 Maskerade (Jeronimus’ Sang) 5:42 
B1 Spurven Sidder Stum Bag Kvist 3:50 
B2 En Rose Så Jeg Skyde 4:18 
B3 Som En Rejselysten Flåde 2:45 
B4 Her Vil Ties Her Vil Bies 4:10 
B5 Gammel Dansk (Medley) 3:16 

The Matadors "Mark III" 1967 Danish Psych Blues Rock Only 500 copies made Germany Metronome ‎ label


The Matadors  "Mark III" 1967 ultra rare Danish Psych Blues Rock  Only 500 copies made Germany Metronome ‎ label
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Credits 
Bass – Frank Sveidahl 
Drums – Irving Waldorff 
Guitar – Ulrik Hansen
Layout – Olav Bennike 
Organ – Johnny Bjørn 
Vocals – Frank Sveidahl






Tracklist: 

A1 Popcorn Man 2:30 
A2 The Beat Goes On 3:35 
A3 Sweet Little Angel 6:38 
A4 Don’t Let Go 4:00 
A5 Parchman Farm 2:50 
B1 Watermelon Man 3:35 
B2 Channel No. 5 2:32 
B3 Night Life 4:22 
B4 Mellow Down Easy 2:58 
B5 Summertime 6:30

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Gregg Rolie (Santana,The Storm, Abraxas Pool, & Journey) "Roots" 2001 US Classic Latin Rock


Gregg Rolie (Santana,The Storm, Abraxas Pool, & Journey) "Roots" 2001 US Classic Latin Rock
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If you heard this exciting indie recording and didn’t know anything about the singer/keyboardist’s background, you might think he’s just trying hard to capitalize on the resurgence of Latin rock epitomized by Santana’s “smooth” sound. But Rolie – whose energetic, highly percussive tunes are given that vibe via Dave Amato’s various blistering guitars – comes by the vibe legitimately, having co-founded the band Santana with Carlos in 1967. Fans of Rolie from that era and from his years as a founding member of Journey might enjoy his first solo recording in many years as a nice nostalgic visit, and the CD booklet offers many amusing photos and hairstyles that date back to Woodstock. Yet as a singer, Rolie’s energy and enthusiasm for feisty Latin grooves is just as spirited as that of guys like Ricky Martin and others over 20 years younger. “Give It to Me” rocks heavy, propelled by Amato’s explosive lines and a swinging brass section that doesn’t quit. “Down to Rio” rocks too, but the groove is a bit more sensual after the sizzling intro. After a handful of intense electric guitar-brass explosions, the gentle flamenco sway of “Ordinary Man” makes for a nice romantic interlude; the tune also shows a gentler side of Rolie’s voice, which is raspy and sometimes overly dramatic in other places. “Going Home” is a fun revisit of the sound of Santana classics like “Oye Como Va.” Rolie’s intention with Roots is obviously to invoke his legendary association with that band, but he pairs with Neal Schon (who co-founded Journey) on “Breakin’ My Heart.”….by Jonathan Widran….~



Gregg is a founding member of the bands Santana, The Storm, Abraxas Pool, and Journey, for whom he was the original lead singer. He currently performs with his Gregg Rolie Band. Rolie is a two time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Santana and Journey.

Career 
Prior to Santana, Rolie played with a group called William Penn and his Pals while attending Cubberley High School in Palo Alto, California, circa 1965. A year after graduating from high school in 1965, Rolie joined Carlos Santana and others to form the Santana Blues Band, which was later shortened simply to Santana. As a founding member of Santana, Rolie was part of the band’s first wave of success, including an appearance at the Woodstock Music and Art Festival in 1969 and central roles in several hit albums. He is perhaps best known for being their original lead vocalist, with his voice driving such classic Santana hits as Black Magic Woman (US #4), Oye Como Va, No One To Depend On and Evil Ways. He also became well known for his unique sound and groundbreaking work on the Hammond B3 organ, with classic solos on many of the aforementioned hits. However, persistent differences with Carlos Santana regarding the musical direction of the band led Rolie to leave the band at the end of 1971. 

In 1973 Rolie joined a new band with ex-Santana guitarist Neal Schon; this became Journey. Starring in a lineup that featured Schon, Aynsley Dunbar, George Tickner, and Ross Valory, he was keyboardist for the band’s first six albums. On Journey and Look into the Future, he was lead vocalist, and on Next he shared those duties with guitarist Neal Schon. After Steve Perry joined the band in 1977, Rolie sang co-lead vocals on several songs on the albums Infinity, Evolution, and Departure. 

After leaving Journey in 1980, Gregg released several solo albums, including the eponymous Gregg Rolie in 1985. This album featured the song “I Wanna Go Back,” which later became a hit for Eddie Money, and included contributions from Carlos Santana, Peter Wolf, Neal Schon, and Craig Chaquico. A second solo effort, Gringo, was released in 1987. 

Rolie formed The Storm in 1991 with Steve Smith (replaced by Ron Wikso after the recording of the first album) and Ross Valory of Journey. The band also included Josh Ramos (whose guitar style resembles that of Neal Schon) and Kevin Chalfant (whose voice resembles that of Steve Perry). Similar to his work with Journey and Steve Perry, Rolie played keyboards and was a co-lead vocalist on several tracks of the band’s first, eponymous, album, which hit #3 on the Billboard albums chart and spawned the Top Ten single “I’ve Got A Lot To Learn About Love.” Despite this success, their second album, recorded in 1993, was shelved, due to the industry’s shifting focus to favor rap and alternative music audiences. It finally saw limited release in 1996, and in 1998, Rolie and other former members of Santana, including Neal Schon, briefly reunited as Abraxas Pool, releasing one eponymous album. 

When Schon left to lead a re-formed Journey later that year, Rolie and Ron Wikso began work in 1999, on a Gregg Rolie solo CD, titled “Roots”, which eventually led to the forming of the Gregg Rolie Band. Besides Rolie and Wikso, “Roots” featured appearances by Neal Schon, Alphonso Johnson, Dave Amato, Adrian Areas, Michael Carabello. The Gregg Rolie Band saw Kurt Griffey taking over guitar duties and the addition of Wally Minko as a second keyboardist. They recorded a live CD at Sturgis called “Rain Dance”, which was released in 2009.In 2010, Rolie released “Five Days” and subsequently formed a duo with Alan Haynes, which eventually led to the formation of the Gregg Rolie Quartet, with the addition of long time collaborator / drummer, Ron Wikso and bassist Evan “Sticky” Lopez. 

In 2012-2014 he toured as a member of Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band performing Santana hits Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways and Everybody’s Everything. The band also included Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, Todd Rundgren, Richard Page, Mark Rivera and Gregg Bissonette. On February 2nd, 2013 Carlos Santana confirmed that he would reunite his classic lineup, most of whom played Woodstock with him in 1969. Santana said of Rolie, “I’m pretty sure Gregg’s going to do it.” Speaking in 2012 of such a reunion, Rolie told Radio.com “it’s just a matter of putting it together and going and doing it. I would do it. I think it’s a great idea. People would love it. It could be great!” 

Philanthropy 
Gregg is a proponent of music education for children. In 2005, he signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides free musical instruments and instruction to children in underserved public schools throughout the U.S.A. He sits on the organization’s Honorary Board of Directors……~


Credits 

A&R – Herbie Herbert 
Acoustic Guitar – Tom Edwards (9) (tracks: 12) 
Backing Vocals – Brett Tuggle 
Bass Guitar – Alphonso Johnson 
Congas, Percussion – Michael Carabello 
Drums, Percussion – Ron Wikso 
Lead Guitar – Neal Schon (tracks: 10) 
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Dave Amato 
Lead Vocals, Keyboards – Gregg Rolie 
Timbales, Bongos, Percussion – Adrian Areas 
Trumpet – Tom Marino


Tracklist 
1 Give It To Me
2 Down To Rio
3 Love Is Everything
4 In My Skin
5 Ordinary Man
6 Going Home
7 Domingo
8 That´s The Way It Goes
9 Con Todo Mi Corazon
10 Breakin´ My Heart
11 Let It Slide
12 Orient Express



Discography 
Solo discography (also as Gregg Rolie Band) 
Gregg Rolie – 1985 
Gringo – 1987 
Rough Tracks – 1997 
Roots – 2001 
Rain Dance (Live) – 2007 
Five Days EP – 2011 

with Santana 
Santana – 1969 
Abraxas – 1970 
Santana III – 1971 
Caravanserai – 1972 
Freedom – 1987

with Journey 
Journey – 1975 
Look into the Future – 1976 
Next – 1977 
Infinity – 1978 
Evolution – 1979 
Departure – 1980 
Dream, After Dream – 1980 
Captured – 1981 

with The Storm 
The Storm – 1991 
Eye of the Storm – 1992 

with Abraxas Pool 
Abraxas Pool – 1997 

The Guild "Musik" 1980 US Private Psych Folk


The Guild  "Musik" 1980 US Private Psych Folk

the peak of Renee & Daryl Redeker’s work 
I think there’s a lot of confusion about this album since Hans Pokora listed this LP in hin 3001 Collector Dreams Book and described it as Folk-Psychedelic. First: the Siblings Renee & Daryl Redeker were completly unknown to European collectors and music lovers that time and many of them expected mellow music with typical psychedelic ingrediences like fuzz guitars, floating organs or a lofi sound paired with an underground feeling…Second: the album is not psychedelic and has no underground feeling, so if you seek such music you will be disappointed! 
Musik is simply an amazing SiSo-Rock album based around great songs by Daryl Redeker who also manages some very interesting - wah wah & distorted - guitar work on some songs. Renee’s vocals melt like honey over songs mostly based on acoustic guitars. The musical gifts of the siblings go together so well on that album that I declare it the peak of all their labour!…by…schnauby ….~


As members of the Spokane, Washington-based The Minstrel String Guild, brother and sister Daryl and Renee Redeker recorded a pair of self-financed mid-‘70s albums (1976’s “The Nightbirds Are Screaming” and 1977’s “Music Swims Back To Me”). Outside of their native Washington, the albums did little and by late 1977 they’d shortened the band name down to The Guild, making their debut with the album “Susurus” on their own KM label.Produced by Frank Stearns and recorded at Eastern Washington University, The Guild’s second album “Musik” came out in 1980. With Daryl and Renee again sharing writing duties, the album was hard to accurately describe. The predominant thrust remained folk, but unexpectedly commercial pop and rock touches were scattered throughout the sixteen (!) tracks. I won’t attempt to sell it as a lost classic, 'cause it wasn’t. Exemplified by compositions like 'Do Rite’ and 'River’, way too many of the sixteen tracks came off as pedestrian singer/songwriter material with little to recommend. Still, the album had a couple of things going for it. At the top of the list were Daryl and Renee’s voices. On their own the pair were pretty good with Renee occasionally sounding like a young Joni Mitchell, but when they blend their voices together, they had a special sound that only siblings seemed capable of achieving. Their goofy adaptation of e.e. cummings 'Jimmy’s Got a Gun’, 'Glory Halil’, and 'Dry Falls’ were examples of those exquisite harmonies. Elsewhere the album attracted some attention from collectors when it appeared in Hans Pokora’s book 3001 Record Collector Dreams. As much as I love the Pokora books, I’d argue this one’s a good example of the flaws in those books, which scarcity seemingly outweighing quality as a basis for being selected for his books…bad cat….~


Credits 
Dulcimer – Renee Redeker 
Guitar – Daryl Redeker, Renee Redeker 
Lead Guitar – Daryl Redeker 
Pedal Steel Guitar – Tom Anderson (12) 
Percussion – Daryl Redeker 
Vocals – Daryl Redeker, Renee Redeker, Terri Cochran (tracks: A6)



Tracks Listing 
01.You Walked Into My Life 3:02 
02.I Find Myself 2:25 
03.Blue Light 2:53 
04.Jimmy’s Got A Goil 3:02 
05.Glory Halil 3:03 
06.Dry Falls 2:54 
07.Do Rite 3:07 
08.River 4:14 
09.A Hand To Lead Me 3:33 
10.Angle 3:07 
11.Love Keeps Comin’ 2:37 
12.Sick Judgement 3:59 
13.The Boxer Hits Harder 2:17 
14.The Private World Of Smiles 3:05 
15.After My Love 3:00 
16.Wish I Could 2:56 

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