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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Galactus “Cosmic Force Field ” 1976 US Private Hard Rock








Galactus “Cosmic Force Field ” 1976 US rare Private Hard Rock
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This band is most notable for containing Bob Hocko, formerly of The Swamp Rats. This album is entirely covers, and actually surprisingly decent, and consistently so. It is fairly commercial sounding hard-edged rock, with a typical-for-it's-vintage sound..............

Bob Hoko, Jim Wilson, John Puckett - in this line-up this record was recorded. I must say that Hoko is known for his garage group "Bob Hocko & The Swamp Rats". They played mostly covers on famous songs. After the disintegration, Hoko shook himself up on different teams and decided to reassemble the team again. He invited bassist and vocalist Jim Wilson, who managed to record on the records of such bands as "Creme Soda" and "Carousel" (in 2013 he participated in the recording of the reunion). John Puckett stood behind the microphone. After recording and releasing this album on January 1, 1976, the tracks of the musicians dispersed and now the record is in rarities (the average price of vinyl is about $ 100). "Cosmic Force Field" was released on Airship Records................

Tracklist
A1 Live With Me
A2 Do Ya
A3 You Can't Win
A4 Blind Eye
A5 Catch You On The Rebopp
B1 You Could Have Been A Lady
B2 Under My Thumb
B3 If I Needed Someone
B4 How We Were Before
B5 Stealin

Bonnie Bramlett "Lady’s Choice" 1976 US Southen Rock,Rhythm n` Blues,Soul







Bonnie Bramlett  "Lady’s Choice"  1976  US Southen Rock,Rhythm n` Blues,Soul Folk Rock
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Although Bonnie Bramlett is a good blue-eyed soul singer, and gets backing by top Muscle Shoals session musicians on this 1976 album, you need more than a good singer and a good band to make a good record. You also need interesting material, and while most of the songs presented here are good, they're mostly well-traveled soul and R&B covers. It seemed to be a holding pattern album of sorts, Bramlett opting to record half of the album with guest vocalists, including Gregg Allman, Dobie Gray, Bobby Whitlock, and Mickey Thomas (the last of whom sang lead on Elvin Bishop's huge hit "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" around this time). Any one or two of these songs would have been okay as album filler, but they in fact fill up almost the entire album, and they don't match the originals or come at them from noteworthy angles. An exception, perhaps, is Bob Dylan's "Forever Young," given a full mid-'70s rock-with-horns arrangement; at least it wasn't a composition that was overly familiar or often interpreted. Lady's Choice was combined with Bramlett's previous album, 1974's It's Time, on a single-CD reissue by Raven Records.......... by Richie Unterberger .................

Bonnie Bramlett is an R&B/rock singer. She moved to Memphis in the early '60s and became a session and backup singer for R&B and blues performers such as Fontella Bass and Albert King. She then became a member of the Ikettes, the backup singers for Ike & Tina Turner. That brought her to Los Angeles in 1967, where she met Delaney Bramlett, who had been a member of the Shindogs, the resident group on the TV show Shindig; they married within five days and formed a musical act, Delaney and Bonnie. Delaney and Bonnie cut an album for Stax Records in Memphis, backed by Booker T. and the MG's, but it was not released at first. They then formed a group called Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, who featured Leon Russell among others, and cut Accept No Substitute (1969). After Delaney and Bonnie and Friends toured opening for Blind Faith, Eric Clapton left that group and joined them along with such notables as George Harrison and Dave Mason. This resulted in the On Tour album, after which members of the Friends band worked with Clapton and Harrison, and on Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen. Delaney and Bonnie made several more albums before divorcing. Bramlett then formed the Bonnie Bramlett Band and released her debut solo album, Sweet Bonnie Bramlett, backed by the Average White Band, in 1973. She then signed to Capricorn Records and made It's Time (1975), Lady's Choice (1976), and Memories (1978). She later became a born-again Christian and began singing gospel music. She turned to acting in 1987, under the name Bonnie Sheridan, and has since appeared in the film The Doors and the TV series Rosanne. In 2002 Bramlett returned to the music world with the release of her first album in over twenty years, I'm Still the Same on Audium. The record features Bramlett singing a variety of styles like jazz, blues, and adult contemporary in a voice that has lost little of its power. ~ William Ruhlmann.............

Bonnie Bramlett was one of the greatest r&b vocalists of the '60s and '70s. This album catches her in top form singing from the heart (did she ever sing any other way?). Today's female vocalists could learn from Bonnie's heartfelt interpretations that there's more to singing then octave leaps and the same old melismas. Until then, here's the real thing..................

Bonnie Bramlett is an R&B/rock singer. She moved to Memphis in the early '60s and became a session and backup singer for R&B and blues performers such as Fontella Bass and Albert King. She then became a member of the Ikettes, the backup singers for Ike & Tina Turner. That brought her to Los Angeles in 1967, where she met Delaney Bramlett, who had been a member of the Shindogs, the resident group on the TV show Shindig; they married within five days and formed a musical act, Delaney and Bonnie. Delaney and Bonnie cut an album for Stax Records in Memphis, backed by Booker T. and the MG's, but it was not released at first. They then formed a group called Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, who featured Leon Russell among others, and cut Accept No Substitute (1969). After Delaney and Bonnie and Friends toured opening for Blind Faith, Eric Clapton left that group and joined them along with such notables as George Harrison and Dave Mason. This resulted in the On Tour album, after which members of the Friends band worked with Clapton and Harrison, and on Joe Cocker's Mad Dogs and Englishmen. Delaney and Bonnie made several more albums before divorcing. Bramlett then formed the Bonnie Bramlett Band and released her debut solo album, Sweet Bonnie Bramlett, backed by the Average White Band, in 1973. She then signed to Capricorn Records and made It's Time (1975), Lady's Choice (1976), and Memories (1978). She later became a born-again Christian and began singing gospel music. She turned to acting in 1987, under the name Bonnie Sheridan, and has since appeared in the film The Doors and the TV series Rosanne. In 2002 Bramlett returned to the music world with the release of her first album in over twenty years, I'm Still the Same on Audium. The record features Bramlett singing a variety of styles like jazz, blues, and adult contemporary in a voice that has lost little of its power. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi....................

Bonnie Bramlett - Vocals on tracks 1, 3, 5, 7 & 11

Bonnie Bramlett & Mickey Thomas - Vocals on track 2
Bonnie Bramlett & Dobie Gray - Vocals on track 4
Bonnie Bramlett & Gregg Allman - Vocals on track 6

Bonnie Bramlett & Jimmy Hall - Vocals on track 8

Bonnie Bramlett, Jimmy Hall & Mickey Thomas - Vocals on track 9

Bonnie Bramlett & Bobby Whitlock - Vocals on track 10

Musicians:
Barry Beckett - Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Clavinet

David Hood - Bass

Johnny Sandlin - Guitar

Roger Hawkins - Drums

Tommy Talton - Guitar

Muscle Shoals Horn Section:
Charles Rose, Ronald Eades, Harvey Thompson, Harrison Calloway

Guest Musicians:
Chuck Leavell - Piano on track 8
Richard Betts - Guitar on track 8
Ricky Hirsch - Guitar on track 5
Gregg Allman - Organ on track 1
Randall Bramblett - Soprano Sax on track 3
Dianne Davidson - Background Vocals on tracks 1 & 11
Anita Ball - Background Vocals on tracks 1 & 11
Paul Hornsby - Organ on track 11

1. Think (About It)
2. Hold On I'm Comin'
3. You Send Me
4. Never Gonna Give You Up
5. Let's Go Get Stoned
6. Two Steps From The Blues
7. If I Were Your Woman
8. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
9. You've Really Got A Hold On Me
10. Thrill On The Hill
11. Forever Young

Shakey Vick "Little Woman You’re So Sweet" 1969 UK,Blues, Blues Rock

Shakey Vick  "Little Woman You’re So Sweet" 1969 UK Blues, Blues Rock
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English band formed in 1968 in Birmingham frontman Graham Vickery (aka Shakey Vick). Shakey Vick started playing blues harmonica in the late fifties. In 1963, he formed his first band, teaming up with Chris Youlden. In 1967, Vic gathered "Big City Blues Band" and began performing in clubs in London, including the "Marquee". During this period, he has worked with many American artists, including "Champion" Jack Dupree, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Johnny Shines. Around this same time, he received an offer to join the "Savoy Brown", but he was forced to withdraw as the band's manager Harry Simmonds was able to offer only half that sum, which required him to maintain his wife and child. He played a few gigs with the "Savoy Brown" and continued to work with the "Big City Blues Band". In 1969 it was renamed the "Shakey Vick" and the label "Janus" was recorded first album "Little Woman You're So Sweet" .....~


Shakey Vick got into blues in the late fifties and early sixties in various duos and blues bands around London.In 1963 he formed his first band, teaming up with Chris Youlden. They won a heat of an R&B contestand did a gig at the Marquee, which was recorded by Giorgio Gomulsky of Yardbirds connection. Shakey and Chris did a few duo gigs and also worked occasionally with Dave Peverett in Dave’s band Lonesome Jax.
In 1967 The first Shakey Vick Big City Blues Band was formed and started to gig around London and the home-counties circuit, including the Marquee, 100 Club, Klooks Kleek, etc. During those early yearshe worked with many American artists, including the late Champion Jack Dupree, Arthur Big Boy Crudup,and Johnny Shines.
At about this time Shakey was asked to join Savoy Brown when their harp player left. Shakey had toturn the offer down because Harry Simmonds, the manager could only offer half of what Shakey neededto live on. While the others in the band were all single at that time, Shakey had a wife and childrento support. He did a few gigs until Savoy Brown had a day off and were able to rehearse their setwithout harp and then carried on with his own Big City Blues Band. Later both Chris Youlden and Dave
Peverett joined Savoy Brown and started their States careers.
The Shakey Vick band gigged regularly for a few years before Mel Wright, Ron Skinner and Rod Price split to form Dynaflow Blues. Rod Later teamed up with Dave Peverett in Foghat, the British bandwhich became very successful in the USA.
The Shakey Vick band continued with Bruce Langsman on guitar and the first album Little Woman You’re So Sweet, was recorded for Pye in 1969 (later released in the U.S.A. on the Janus label a Chess Records-associated company).
This was followed by the first continental touring. Shakey Vick Tours in Europe included: Denmark and Sweden in 1969/70, Holland 1972, Holland/Belgium 1974, Holland 1981, Italy 1983, and Holland again in 1985.
In 1975 Big Bear Records asked Shakey to be the Artistes road Manager for the annual Anglo-American tour of France, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. Here he travelled with Homesick James, Billy Boy Arnold and Tommy Tucker among others. One night arriving late at a German hotel, Tommy asked to share Shakeys room as hed got fed up rooming with Homesick. The next morning, the musicians asked Tommy what it was like sharing the room with a white guy.
I slept with one eye open. declared Tommy.
I slept with both eyes open. Shakey replied.
A series of long-lasting residencies on the London circuit continued during the ups and downs of the blues scene in Britain. Shakey continued to play the blues when other bands were turning to Rock, indeed his whole career has been about encouraging interest in the blues, whether as a musician inspiring younger blues players via open mic jams, or as the editor of a blues magazine, British Blues Review or as a promoter of blues gigs around London.
Shakey edited the British Blues Review from April 1998 until July 1999. In addition to his band work, Shakeys promotions around London from 1992-1999 included the American artists, Kenny Neal, Lucky Evans (ex Howlin’ Wolf), Guitar Shorty, Elisha Blue and U.P.Wilson. at places as diverse as the 100 Club W1, the Carnarvon castle NW1, the Station Tavern W10, the Plough SW17 and the Dublin Castle NW1. He also started his own blues label, Vicksboro Records.
In January 2000, he went to the U.S. to gig and record an album for ex -Foghat guitarist Rod Price. Rod was in the first Shakey Vick band before joining the Black Cat Bones and then going on to success in the States with Foghat. The cd was released in the U.S on the Burnside label and then in Europe about eight weeks later. Shakey returned to the States another four times during the following eighteen months for promotional tours.
Currently Shakey has teamed up with Chris Youlden and Mel Wright (Chris was the singer in Savoy Brown when that band started to take off in the States, but he had formed a band with Shakey as early as 1963. Mel was the drummer in the original Shakey Vick Big City Blues Band). They have formed a new band, Maxwell Street, named after the famous Chicago market where bluesmen and women busked on the street.
The band personnel are Shakey Vick, vocals and harp, Chris Youlden, vocals and guitar, Bernie Pallo, lead guitar, Pete Moody, electric Bass and Mel Wright, drums.
They have recorded a 4-track cd entitled Movin Along with all songs penned By Shakey and arranged by the band. This has now been released on the Vicksboro label. The band will be doing some gigs in future. The Shakey Vick Big-City Blues Band will also continue to gig.
Maxwell Street have changed their name as there are at least two other bands with the same name. The band will now be known as Waydown and will release the forthcoming Cd album under the title “Greek Street” after the Soho street. This album will consist of nine new tracks plus the Maxwell Street tracks.
The band meet in the Coach & Horses pub in Greek Street, whenever they need to discuss business. This is the pub where Mel and Shakey first came up with the idea of the Moving Along Cd, and also where the name change was agreed so it seems appropriate to identify with the area.
Waydown’s line-up is the same as Maxwell Street with the exception of the bass. Pete Moody was unable to continue due to other commitments so Andy Cleveland joined for the other recording sessions. Andy has worked with the Shakey Vick Band and with Gordon Smith and the Top Topham/Jim McCarty Band among others.....~


Graham Vickery - harp, vocals 
Bruce Langsman - lead & bottleneck guitar 
Nigel Tickler - bass guitar 
Ned Balen - drums 






Tracklist 

A1 Introduction By Erskin T. (DJ At Mothers) 
A2 Good Morning Little Schoolgirl 
A3 Blues With A Feeling 
A4 Backbiter 
A5 Come On In My Kitchen 
A6 Crossroads Blues 
B1 Terraplane Blues 
B2 Little Woman You're So Sweet 
B3 I'm Going Upstairs 
B4 Death Valley Blues 
B5 Movin' To Chicago 

Los Amigos De Maria “Rock” 1973 Chile Psych Blues Rock Recorded in 1968 and released in 1973








Los Amigos De Maria “Rock” 1973 Chile Psych Blues Rock Recorded in 1968 and released in 1973.
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Los Amigos De Maria are enrolled in the pioneering history of rock made in Chile in a position near Aguaturbia, Tumulto and Debris. However, the lack of available records of his acclaimed work has helped to create around him something resembling a myth, in which his work with the American Dean Reed is a sure and surprising fact. The collaboration between the two was released on the single "Things I've Seen / We're the Revolutionaries", published under the label EMI-Odeón, in 1970, and shared credits between Dean Reed and Osvaldo Jeldres. The following year, the company returned to appear in the single "I feel that the history calls / You", two titles of Reed with dedication (the first one to its wife, the second, to Ernesto Che Guevara). It was a job in Chile, when the American (left-wing ideas, and popularly known as "the red Elvis") came to the country to get a closer look at the experience of Popular Unity............

Les Amigos De Maria They make their appearance in 1969 with the name of Los Diferentes, a dance band that publishes a pair of singles. Already with the name of Amigos de María, they accompany the actor and singer Dean Reed during their stay in Chile. Later they begin a winding road that takes them to hard rock, arriving to record its only LP in 1973. 
As demonstrated in this album, Amigos de María seems to be one of those groupings with potentialities that fail to insist on taking the wrong path. The album opens with its own theme, "Vuelve a Comenzar", sung in Spanish, well played, immersed in hard rock, with Zeppelin influences. When you wait to listen to a band that continues to explore this terrain, there is the disappointment of a series of foreign bands, sung in English. Some of them are interesting versions like The Letter, but even many correspond to an incompressible election, even with themes that for 1973 seem outdated in the time. In no case they get excited again as in the opening. A shame. (There are versions that say the material is actually recorded in the late 60s, which would actually change things).......................

The group emerged under the name Los Diferentes singing in the style of melodic groups like Los Angeles Negros, being the first singles under this line, later they would record commercial rock singles of dubious invoice and would be the companion group of Dean Reed, who was An American left.
Finally in 1972 they released rock singles as a band or accompanied by "Juliano the Stranger", an Argentinian avencindado in Chile, where all the potential of the band arises. In 1973 they managed to edit their lp composed of covers, but that includes two own songs, and it is "Back to begin" which justifies all lp since this subject of Zeppelian influences of almost 10 minutes with all the strength of guitars and Rhythmic base makes it a classic of Chilean rock................

Vinyl reissue of a legendary Chilean underground psychedelic hard-rock LP, recorded in 1968 and released in 1973. The lead-off track, 'Vuelve A Comenzar', is a breathtaking, nearly 10-minute Zeppelin-esque ripper and the rest of the album is really cool too! Though they never recorded again and disappeared into obscurity soon after the release of this album, Los Amigos De Maria left one of the finest pieces of South-American rock, which now is reissued on vinyl for the first time in ages! .................

- Miguel Hernandez
Miguel Cantillana
Mariano Galvez
Fernando Espinoza
Luis Barahona
Oscar Segovia

1. Vuelve a Comenzar
2. La Carta
3. Guitarra
4. Que dije
5. Ruta 66
6. Sally la Larga
7. Quien parará la lluvia

Summerhill "Summerhill" 1969 US Psych Rock






Summerhill  "Summerhill" 1969 US Psych Rock
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Most reviews I've seen of 1969's "Summerhill" have been less than overwhelming, though it's apparently fairly rare as was included in one of Hans Pokora's "Record Collector Dreams" books (think it's in the 5th volume). Accordingly my expectations for this one were pretty low and when I finally stumbled across a copy of the album it actually sat in my 'to-listen-to' pile for a couple of months before I bothered giving it a spin. To say the least, I was pleasantly surprised by the collection and found it far better than most of the heavily hyped crap out there.

Produced by David Briggs, "Summerhill" showcased a talented line up in the form of keyboardist Doug Burger, bassist Larry Hickman, lead guitarist Alan Parker, and drummer Del Ramos. Featuring ten original compositions, all four members contributed material giving the album a diverse, but occasionally unfocused feel. The set certainly sported a late-1960s West Coast vibe ('course it was recorded a Wally Heider Studio), bouncing all over the musical spectrum, including conventional rock ('Bring Me Around'), sunshine pop ('Soft Voice'), psych ('Follow Us'), a touch of jazz ('What Can I Say'), and brushes with more experimental moves (check out the aural meltdown on side two's 'The Bird').

Elsewhere the album was interesting for showing the band as an early exponent of true country-rock. Parker's pretty country-flavored ballad 'The Last Day' was every bit as good as anything being released by The Byrds, The Buffalo Springfield, or Poco (who's Rusty Young provided pedal steel guitar)'. Speaking of The Buffalo Springfield and The Byrds, Parker's fuzz guitar propelled 'My Way (Hard for You)' would have sounded right at home on one of their early albums. Even better was the fuzz and feedback drenched 'It's Gonna Rain'. A great slice of harmony rich, lysergic soaked rock.

While nothing here was exactly trend setting, it made for an album that was fun to listen to with headphones and play 'spot-the-influences'. Try playing it with 'Friday Morning's Paper'.) In fact, there's only one out-and-out turkey in the form of an overblown ballad (the closer 'Summer Days'). One of the better albums I've stumbled across over the last couple of years and well worth digging up.
Bad-cat.................

Personnel:
- Alan Parker - lead & rhythm guitar, banjo, vocals
- Doug Burger - keyboards
- Larry Hickman - bass, banjo
- Del Ramos - drums
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- Rusty Young - pedal steel guitar
- C. Tugg - keyboards
- Phoote, S. Butterfly, Portebo - percussion
- David Blumberg - keyboards, orchestral arrangements
- Dave Briggs - keyboards, producer

Tracks
1. Soft Voice (Larry Hickman) - 3:49
2. Friday Morning's Paper (Alan Parker) - 2:35
3. Bring Me Around (Del Ramos, Alan Parker) - 2:23
4. The Last Day (Alan Parker) - 3:36
5. Follow Us (Larry Hickman) - 3:49
6. The Bird (Del Ramos, Larry Hickman) - 1:22
7. My Way (Hard For You) (Alan Parker) - 3:02
8. What Can I Say (Larry Hickman) - 2:39
9. It's Gonna Rain (Del Ramos, Alan Parker) -3:18
10.Summer Days (Alan Parker) - 4:05

Rasa “Coming Into Full Bloom” 1979 + “Oasis 1979 Sweden Psych Raga Rock










Rasa  “Coming Into Full Bloom” 1979 + “Oasis 1979 Sweden Psych Raga Rock 


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The group RASA began in the summer of 1978. Robert Campagnola, then known as Harikesa Swami, had been playing devotional Sanskrit bhajans in a joking manner on a large organ recently donated to ISKCON Germany. Some of these songs were recorded and the tapes passed around. Jorgen Sundsvall (Vegavan das), heard these tapes and decided it could be potentially profitable to record an album and distribute it. He invited Robert into a room in the building where they stayed where he had secretly arranged a recording session with a drummer (Dattatreya), piano player Madhava Puri Das (Mats Olausson), electric guitarist (Stig Sjoberg), bass player and a recording engineer (Sperling). Robert sat behind the piano and started spontaneously playing Cintamani while the others gradually joined in. This was the first track on the extremely successful album, Oasis, which sold many hundreds of thousands of copies throughout Europe. Subsequent RASA albums were released, some with the same original musicians, and the band grew so popular they were requested to play the large open air concerts in Germany before huge crowds.

To facilitate the recording of the material, Robert built a recording studio in Korsnas Gard, Sweden with the help of Ekhardt Matz (Ekanath das) and others. Together they learned the art of recording, mixing and mastering, and custom built many of the facilities within the studio that were used to record other albums and shows for bands and Radio Krishna, the popular Narradion production for Stockholm. The music and lyrics were either adaptations of traditional Indian songs or original compositions by Robert. The band ceased to exist in 1984. From 1987 till 1995, Robert recorded under the band name of BLISS…………………….

I have bought this album 1st time in 1983 in Berlin ,Germany and at that time I didn’t know much about this band"Rasa".Just to make it clear this band is not affiliated with new age band RASA(Hans Christian) in any way,a actually they were Swedish band under supervision of Sri Vishnupada(Robert Campagnola) leader of the band and at that time one of the spiritual masters at ISKCON (The International Society for Krishna Consciousness).O.K. now about this record,originally released in 1979 in Lotos production and album is made in Old Indian bhajan tradition with some modern progrock influence.Songs on this album are sang on ancient Sanskrit language and they all are old traditional devotional songs.So for me this is bit of a nostalgic and I purchased this album for 4th time in last 35years,because those previous ones I have lost over the time.I will put this album in prog rock genre and if somebody like tripy melodic tunes this will be the one to try,all recording is in the" Quintessence" mood or mid sixties psychedelic era,from musical point of view,for me is just excellent work.Just to ad one more thing ,Rasa band have all together about nine more albums.Thank you………Byn.b.pop sound factory project…………

Credits
Bass – Mikael Lammgård
Drums – Kent Larsson (2)
Guitar – Stig Sjöberg
Organ – Madhava Purī* (tracks: B1)
Painting [Front Cover] – Yadurāṇī
Percussion [Ass’t], Bells – Jan.*, K.K. (5), Tur., Veg.*
Percussion [Mṛdanga] – Viṣṇupāda (tracks: B2)
Piano – Madhava Purī*, Viṣṇupāda (tracks: B1)
Producer, Arranged By, Design [Cover], Vocals, Organ – Viṣṇupāda
Written-By – Trad.*, Visnupada*

Tracklist
A1 Eternal Spaceman 7:15
A2 Mahā-mantra 8:55
A3 My Wasted Life 6:30
B1 Six Wonderful Men 7:50
B2 The Jewel Quality 6:30
B3 Childhood Pastimes 6:52 






Rasa “Oasis” 1979 Sweden Psych Raga Rock 
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“The word rasa, means mellow, the smooth, uninterrupted taste of a higher nature. The group Rasa, taking off on the ancient melody and lyric of timeless India, illuminates the anxiety filled recesses of our hazy minds and cleanses the mirror of the inner heart.” This is what it says in backcover. Nice atmosphere, good vocals, easy playing…..ProgNotFrog…………..

RASA was a Swedish music group that existed in 1978-1984 . Their first album, Oasis, came in 1979 and became a big success sold in over 100,000 copies in Europe . The band consisted exclusively of Hare Krishna followers and their records were recorded in a studio (built by band member Robert Campagnola) at Korsnäs gård

The band members changed a little, but many were there from start to finish, and they achieved the biggest successes in Germany, where they faced a large audience . The band consisted, among other things, of Robert Campagnola, then known as Harikesa Swami, (song, various instruments and acted as well as songwriter and producer) , Mats Olausson (piano) and Stig Sjöberg (electric guitar) .

Their albums have only been released on LP and cassette tape……..

“This Lotus-Eye production was recorded live by Roger Sperrling at Korsnäs Gård, Sweden, on Stellovox equipment. This long lasting, hi-fidelity, stereo record is pressed from the highest quality plastic and properly cooled. Thus the exciting sound captured within the grooves remains crystal clear when played on proper stereo or monaural equipment. There are no artificially added electronic effects, alterations, over-dubs, or any other sound dulling technique - simply the pure, natural sound of live music.”………

Credits
Arranged By – Viṣṇupāda
Artwork By – Viṣṇupāda
Artwork By [Front Cover Painting] – Janmanalāya
Bass – Carl Klintenberg (tracks: B2, B3), Jan Appelholm (tracks: A3), Mikael Lammgård
Drums – Dattatreya
Guitar – Stig Sjöberg
Organ – Mats Olausson (tracks: B2), Viṣṇupāda
Piano – Mats Olausson, Viṣṇupāda (tracks: A1)
Recorded By [Live] – Roger Sperrling
Vocals – Viṣṇupāda

Tracklist
A1 Touchstone 8:41
A2 Where? 8:00
A3 Life’s Oasis 7:49
B1 Lotus Flower 7:27
B2 The Names 7:27
B3 Feast For The Mind 7:48 
Studio Albums
1979 - Oasis
1979 - Coming Into Full Bloom
1980 - Setting The Scene
1980 - Transparent Media
1982 - Universal Forum
1982 - Swinging
1982 - Dancing on the Head of the Serpent

Live Albums
1980 - The Family Krishna - Alive!
1981 - Creation 

Emergency “Emergency” 1971 Germany Prog Jazz Rock Kraut Rock





Emergency “Emergency”  1971 Germany Prog Jazz Rock Kraut Rock
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A reissue of a great album from 1971, originally out on CBS.
This band, featuring a.o. German rock star Udo Lindenberg on
drums and English guitarist Barrie Newby, played a great
mixture of prog and jazz-rock, reminding of Chicago Transit
Authority and The Keef Hartley Band...................

History of the group «Emergency» rooted in Prague, capital of Czechoslovakia. It was from there he moved to Germany jazz musician Hanuš Berka. In 1966, he decided to try his luck in America, in Las Vegas, opening up a new style based on jazz roots - "brass-rock", but soon gave up and moved to Germany in Munich. There he met with his friends, who toured with the musical "Hair" version and decided to form a band, which came only one German Udo Lindenberg. He played the drums. Other members of the band - bassist Otto Bezloja, keyboardist Jiří Matoušek, vocalist Miloš Vokurka. In addition, in the group were listed Englishman Barrie Newby and trumpeter Dušan Gojković. Their debut album, titled «Emergency» showed more inclination for European jazz scene than to German psychedelic kraut rock. In music «Emergency» clash between Eastern European jazz, and the Anglo-American styles, which played «Chicago Transit Authority», Keith Hartley and the like...................

Hanus Berka (sax) from Prague came to Germany for the first time in the mid-sixties. After an extended stay in Las Vegas, he settled in Munich and formed Emergency at the end of 1970, comprising Udo Lindenberg (drums), Barrie Newby (guitar), Jiro Matousek (keyboards), Otto Bezloja (bass), Dusko Goykovic (trumpet) and Reddy (vocals) - four Czechoslovakians, one German and an Englishman! Their debut album proved them to be more related to the European jazz scene than the German one.
Lindenberg started his musical career as a drummer. In 1969 Lindenberg founded his first band Free Orbit and also appeared as a studio and guest musician (with Michael Naura, Knut Kiesewetter). In 1970 he collaborated as a drummer with jazz-saxophonist Klaus Doldinger in Munich. In 1971, a band founded by Lindenberg, Passport put out its first album, with Lindenberg on drums. He also played drums for the theme music for the German TV series Tatort. The first LP of the Jazz rock group Emergency was released in 1971 but met with little commercial success.
Lindenberg has worked collaboratively with various local and international recording artists (Eric Burdon, Helen Schneider, David Bowie, Tom Robinson, Keith Forsey, Gianna Nannini, and Nena) on a number of projects.

".This album showed a group with many influences, sort of a mixture of Chicago/Blood, Sweat & Tears style brass rock meets East-Euro jazz and blues.".........

The German based band Emergency was founded in 1970 by Czech musician Hanus Berka, who already had a career as an arranger and sideman in the States among others with Jan Hammer and Miroslav Vitous. The multicultural band consisted of Berka (sax & keyboards) fellow Czechs Jiro Matousek (keyboards), Otto Bezloja (bass) and Dusko Goykovic (trumpet), German drummer Udo Lindenberg and Englishman Barrie Newby on guitar.
The band recorded two jazz-rock records with brass arrangements for CBS. 'Emergency' (1971) and in 1972 'Entrance' with a changed line-up.
In the summer of '72 the band split up, only to be reformed in December of the same year with a complete new line-up: Berka, Peter Bischof (ex-Orange Peel, lead vocals), Richard Palmer-James (ex-King Crimson lyricist, guitar& vocals) Jerzy Ziembrowski (bass), Veit Marvos (ex-2066 &Then, keyboards), Martin Harrison (percussion) and Bernd Knaak (drums). The new line-up secured a record deal with Brain and recorded two commercially oriented records 'Get out To the Country' (1973) and 'No Compromise' (1974) the last again with a changed line-up. Both records present jazz-rock with blues and soul elements. Afterwards the band folded for good. ...........

Songs / Tracks Listing
1.Springtime
2.Jump Into Your Grave
3.Times Passed By
4.Love Is Here to Stay
5.My Woman's Gone Now
6.Gimme Some Lovin' 

Line-up / Musicians
-Hanus Berka/sax & keyboards
-Jiro Matousek/keyboards
-Otto Bezloja/bass
-Dusko Goykovic/trumpet
-Barrie Newby/guitar
-Udo Lindenberg/drums 

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