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26 Apr 2017

The Zeet Band “Moogie Woogie” 1969 US Instrumental Moog Synth,Electric Blues,Experimental,Avant Garde (feat Michael Bloomfield)


The Zeet Band “Moogie Woogie” 1969 US Instrumental Moog Synth,Electric Blues,Experimental,Avant Garde (feat Michael Bloomfield)

The Zeet Band “Moogie Woogie” LP on US issue Chess Records 1969 (or 1970?)..This early moog synthesizer LP featured Mike Bloomfield !, who was “dodging his Electric Flag Record contract” at the time!!..This is prime stuff for a DJ sample, lots of weird blues & boogie songs, that bass and drums could be easily added for the maximum effect!!! LP jacket has some storage wear and some minor ring wear, and the start of seam splits on the bottom………..

It is an instrumental album, very experimental to blend the blues with moog (ancestor of the synth), the result is rather bogus (all sounds like a joke) Bloomfield probably does not play on the rest of the album. It is credited under a pseudo. 
Norman Dayron who produced the sessions remembered that Mike and he found the concept so ridiculous that they only concentrated on 2 titles … which will not go back in the annals … fun without more.

Recorded november 1969 At Elektron-Muzics, LA & Sound Recorders, Hollywood & Ter-Mar Recordings, Chicago 
Producer Norman Dayron
“Moog” records are those created to show off the early, analog synthesizer; some related, non-Moog instruments are included here. The sound of the true pop Moog LP is cheesy: the ice-cold, computer reproduction of warm, 1960s hits such as “Spanish Flea” and “Aquarius.” The space funk of Sun Ra relied on Moog, and a handful of records by Ananda Shankar, Mort Garson, and others deliver the ultra-bizarre sounds only master musicians achieve. 

In the beginning there were electronic organs. Many organ virtuosos, from Korla Pandit to Lenny Dee and Klaus Wunderlich, were tinkerers and customizers, never satisfied with the built-in tones. From the 1960s through the early 1970s, a breed of “super-organs” emerged, and on rare promotional recordings, these “missing-link” instruments often are indistinguishable from the early “true” synthesizers. 

The team of Jean-Jacques Perrey and Gershon Kingsley had the gretest impact on broad-minded consumers and other musicians. Solo records show that of this pair, Perrey is the creative genius. (Only Kingsley’s later projects are interesting.) And Mort Garson, the master of original esoterica, consistently turned out occult/horror masterpieces. Wozard of Iz, the hippest vocal Moog record, and Black Mass Lucifer are rare, heavy classics. Some other Mort Garson records are nearly as wild. 

The Moog craze popped onto the airwaves and into the national consciousness with 1972’s classic instrumental hit, “Popcorn.” This was the period for experimentation, and thankfully a few experiments leaned toward another major develpment of the era: funk. Funky Moog is great, from Moog Indigo and Blues Current to the Zeet Band’s Moogie Woogie, featuring guitar-god Mike Bloomfield dodging his contractual identity with Electric Flag. (And the Flag appears on the Moog-inflected “You Are What You Eat” ST.) Finally, there are plenty of European and even Korean Moog LPs!…………
An instrumental only album. Moog all over, no wonder it sunk without leaving a trace, despite the “names” playing on it. For 1969 it may have been experimental. It’s a strange mixture of children’s stuff and “party-music”, the kind that’s played at your parents’ silver anniversary, where a keyboardist with a rhythm box entertains. 
Not even the MB tracks can make any interest except for the completist. Track (1) has some OK playing, in fact it’s the only track worth remembering, not too much Moog on that one. On track (02) MB plays his guitar through some moog-like system making it sounding like a keyboard. I don’t think MB plays on more than his own two compositions. And then… maybe he also is present on track (03)……………

Paul Beaver : Moog 
“Fastfingers” Finkelstein aka Michael Bloomfield : Guitar 
Mark Naftalin, Norman Dayron, Erwin Helfer : Keyboards 
Ira Kamin, Donny Hathaway : piano 
Phil Upchurch, Joe Osborne, Ray Pohlman : Bass 
Morris Jennings, Richard Berk, John Guerrin : Drums 
John Conrad, Lawrence Brown : horns 

Side 1 

01 Fireball Boogie 
02 Foggie Train Blues 
03 Beaver Boogie 
04 Boogie-Loo 
05 Gimme 5 Cents Worth Of Love 
06 3:45 Blues 

Side 2 

01 Piggie Woogie 
02 Moogie Woogie 
03 Fat City 
04 Angel’s Dust Boogie 
05 Pinetop’s Blues 
06 Inside 

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