Saturday, December 24, 2016

Psychedelic Promos & Radio Spots Vol.1-2 (1966-69) (2CD)

Psychedelic Promos & Radio Spots Vol. 1

01. Psych-Out - Movie Promo Spot
02. Fever Tree - Now Sounds spot for Houston Post
03. Boyce & Hart - Coke Spot # 1
04. The Litter - 7-Up Spot
05. The Trip - Movie Promo Spot
06. Cream - Falstaff Beer Spot
07. Electric Prunes - Vox Wah Wah Spot
08. Six Feet Under - Boogie Man Bash Spot
09. Sopwith Camel - Levis Spot # 1 (Funny Fabric)
10. The Living Eye Club, Houston - Promo
11. Vanilla Fudge - Coke Spot # 1
12. Iron Butterfly - Ban Roll-On Spot
13. 1966 Plymouth Baracuda Spot
14. Jefferson Airplane - Levis Spot # 1 (Grace - White Levis)
15. Moody Blues - Coke Spot # 1
16. Shadows of Knight - Band Promo Spot (Buy Willie Jean)
17. Paul Revere & Raiders - The Judge, Pontiac GTO Promo
18. The Nazz - Band Promo Spot # 1 (Call of the Wild Nazz)
19. Easy Beats - Coke Spot # 1
20. Batman Merchandise - J.C. Penny Spot, Dallas Ft. Worth
21. Quicksilver - Chevy Camaro Spot
22. Bee Gees - Coke Spot # 1
23. Hell's Angels on Wheels - Movie Promo Spot
24. Blues Magoos - Great Shakes Spot
25. Left Banke - Coke Spot
26. Charlatan's - Alabama Bound LP Promo (Magician)
27. Jefferson Airplane - Levis Spot # 2 (Spencer-Twig City)
28. Los Bravos - Coke Spot
29. Paul Revere & Raiders - Revolution LP Promo
30. Troggs - Coke Spot
31. Sopwith Camel - Levis Spot # 2 (Take Out The Stretch)
32. The Nazz - Band Promo Spot # 2 (Tommy Truckdriver)
33. The Who - Great Shakes Spot
34. Hullabaloo Club Promo, Ann Arbor Michigan
35. Vanilla Fudge - Coke Spot # 2
36. Vox Wah Wah Promo Spot
37. Charlatans - Groom & Clean Spot
38. Easy Beats - Coke Spot # 2
39. The Baroques - Iowa/Mary Jane Promo Spot
40. Bobby Fuller - Gallancamps Shoe Spot
41. American Breed - Coke Spot # 1

Psychedelic Promos & Radio Spots Vol. 2

01. The "In Sound" Featuring The Song "Up There" by the SCOUNDRELS 
02. KIM FOWLEY – Outrageous LP Promo 
03. The Galaxy Club, Belvue, WA, Featuring WEST COAST NATURAL GAS 
04. The "In Sound" With The BLUES MAGOOS 
05. NIKITA THE "K" – Radio Moscow - Blues Magoos Spoof by the "Red Magoos" 
06. GREEN SLIME – MGM Movie Promo 
07. CHAD & JEREMY – Of Cabbages & Kings LP Promo 
08. The "In Sound" With SEAN BONNIWELL 
09. LEE LEANS, "Jeans by Lee" – Radio Spot 
10. THE WHO – BBC Radio One Promo 
11. THE SEX MACHINE – Club Spot On WHAT Radio Station, Philadelphia, PA 
12. THE ZOMBIES – Bunny Lake Is Missing – Movie Promo 
13. The "In Sound" With The KITCHEN CINQ 
14. Trident Records Promo, Featuring MYSTERY TREND, BLACKBURN & SNOW & SONS OF CHAMPLAIN 
15. KIM FOWLEY – Underground Animal LP Promo 
16. PAUL REVERE & RAIDERS – SS-396 Car Promo (Full Song) 
17. KNICKERBOCKERS – Lakeland FL, Concert Promo 1 
18. BRAWLEY MALE – Radio Spot For Clothing Store 
19. SHERBET – Coke Spot (Australian Band) 
20. The "In Sound" with THE MONKEES 
22. EVERGREEN BATTLE OF THE BANDS – Seattle, WA Concert Promo 
23. BOSS KHJ – "Hit Bound" – LA Radio Station Jingle. 
24. KHJ – Mustang Promo 
25. THE LIVERPOOLS – Thom McCann’s Shoe Spot 
26. GOLDEN EARRING – Coke Spot
27. The "In Sound" With ROGER McGUINN  
28. CREAM – Fallstaff Beer Spot (With Announcer) 
29. LEFT BANKE – Hertz Rent-A-Car Spot 
30. Cheetah Club– Promo for LA Nightclub featuring HAMILTON STREETCAR & KITCHEN CINQ 
31. MOBY GRAPE – Truly Fine Citizen LP Promo 
33. VELVET UNDERGROUND – White Light, White Heat LP Promo 
34. The "In Sound" With ? AND THE MYSTERIANS 
35. MILTONE BERLE – Yellow Submarine – Promo Single 
36. UCNCB – The Utica Club – Promo 
37. ROLLING STONES – Dallas Concert Promo Sponsored by "Sumpin’ Else" TV Show. 
38. VENTURES – Underground Fire LP Promo 
39. VENTURES – Hawaii Five-O LP Promo 
40. LEFTE BANKE – Toni Hair Spray Radio Spot 
41. THE HAPPENING CLUB – Seattle, WA, Night Club Promo featuring SONICS & GASS COMPANY 
42. KNICKERBOCKERS – Lakeland FL, Concert Promo 2 
43. BOYCE & HART – Coke Spot # 2 
44.  AVE DIAMOND – Excerpts From "The Diamond Mine" Radio Program On KBLA, Burbank, CA 
45. HULLABALOO CLUB – Promo for LA Night Club 
46. The "In Sound" With EVERY MOTHER’S SON 
47. BOOKET T. & THE MG’s – McLemore Avenue LP Promo 
48. B. MITCHELL REED – Leather Ltd. Ad, KMET, LA, CA 
49. TOM DONAHUE – Jeans West Spot, KSAN, SF, CA 

Part 1 Radio Spots 1
Part 2 Radio Spots 2
Part I  Radio Spots 1
Part 2 Radio Spots 2
Part 1 Radio Spots 1
Part 2 Radio Spots 2

American Blues - Do Their Thing (Psychedelic Rock Pre. ZZ Top)

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American Blues were an American 1960s Texas-based garage rock band, who played a psychedelic style of blues rock music influenced by the 13th Floor Elevators. They are most notable for including two future members of the band ZZ Top in their ranks, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard.

From 1966 to 1968, they played the Dallas-Fort Worth-Houston circuit and headlined in three clubs all called "The Cellar", in Dallas at clubs such as "The Walrus" on Mockingbird Lane, and in Houston at "Love Street Light Circus Feel Good Machine" on Allen's Landing, as late as 1968.

Around 1968 the band (the two Hill brothers and Beard) decided to leave the Dallas–Fort Worth area, relocating to Houston. At this time, however, guitarist Rocky Hill wanted to focus on "straight blues", while his brother Dusty wanted the band to rock more. Rocky left the band, and the remaining two members joined the recently formed ZZ Top.

Rocky Hill continued to tour around Texas, and elsewhere, becoming one of a number of guitarists well-known within the state for their blues guitar prowess, such as Rocky Athis and Charlie Sexton. In this role, his playing in Austin was said[by whom?] to have been an influence on guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan's formative years, as well. He sometimes referred to himself as "The Anti-Clapton", and one writer with the Houston Press called Rocky "perhaps the wildest and scariest – both onstage and off – of all the Texas white-boy blues guitarists.

Formed in Dallas, Texas, USA, in 1968, the American Blues evolved out of local club attraction the Warlocks when Rocky Hill (guitar), Dusty Hill (b. Joe Hill, 19 May 1949, Dallas, Texas, USA; bass), Doug Davis (organ) and Frank Beard (b. 11 June 1949, Frankston, Texas, USA; drums) took their new name upon adopting a more ‘progressive’ sound. 

The American Blues Is Here, released on the local Karma Records label, featured their reworking of Tim Hardin’s ‘If I Were A Carpenter’ and generated sufficient interest to secure a major contract with Uni Records. The American Blues Do Their Thing offered a form of hard rock psychedelia, as evinced by such titles as ‘Chocolate Ego’ and ‘Nightmare Of A Wise Man’, but the album failed to spark national interest. The group disintegrated soon afterwards, with first Beard, then Dusty Hill, joining ZZ Top.

John Rockford "Rocky" Hill (December 1, 1946 – April 10, 2009) was a blues guitarist, singer, and bassist from Dallas, Texas, United States. Hill was the older brother of ZZ Top bassist, Dusty Hill.

Joseph Michael "Dusty" Hill (born May 19, 1949) is the bassist, keyboardist, and co-vocalist with the American rock group ZZ Top. Hill was born in Dallas, Texas, and grew up in the Lakewood neighborhood of East Dallas. He attended Woodrow Wilson High School (Dallas) where he played the cello.

Along with his brother Rocky Hill and future fellow ZZ Top member Frank Beard, Dusty Hill played in local Dallas bands the Warlocks, the Cellar Dwellers, and American Blues. From 1966 to 1968, American Blues played the Dallas-Fort Worth-Houston circuit. In 1969, Hill was a member of a fake version of the British band The Zombies with Beard.

In 1968, the band decided to leave the Dallas–Fort Worth area and relocate to Houston. At this time, however, guitarist Rocky Hill wanted to focus on "straight blues", while Dusty wanted the band to rock more. Rocky left the band and Dusty and Beard moved to Houston, joining guitarist/vocalist Billy Gibbons of Houston psychedelic-rockers Moving Sidewalks in the recently formed ZZ Top just after they released their first single in 1969.

Rocky Hill - guitar
 Dusty Hill - bass
 Richard Harris - drums
 Doug Davis - piano on "Mellow"
 Frank Beard - drums

01. You Were So Close To Me   03:24
02. Wonder Man   02:26
03. Just Plain Jane   02:34
04. Shady   02:05
05. Comin' Back Home   05:35
06. Captain Fire   03:18
07. Chocolate Ego   03:04
08. Nightmare Of A Wise Man  03:24
09. Dreams   02:52
10. Softly To The Sun   02:33


Monday, December 19, 2016

One More For Today... Seasick Steve

Seasick Steve - "Down On The Farm" and "Thunderbird"

Like T-Model Ford, Seasick Steve (aka Steve Wold) began recording his own music much later in life than other musicians. A storytelling singer reviving traditional country blues, Wold spent his childhood in California, but left home at 14. As a hobo, he traveled for several years, jumping trains and working odd jobs.

After drifting around the U.S. and Europe, he finally ended up in Norway. Aside from his respectable musical background (which includes recording early Modest Mouse, appearing on BBC television, and playing with John Lee Hooker), Wold is also noted for his unusual custom-made stringed instruments. By the time he was in his sixties, he'd finally released some official material. His first solo album, Doghouse Music, out in late 2006, was performed almost entirely by Wold. Another record, Cheap, was recorded with the Swedish rhythm section the Level Devils. 

An amorous seven-track Valentine's Day EP called Songs for Elisabeth (six of the cuts were culled from previous releases) arrived in 2010. With a rustic and at times almost punk-blues approach to his material, Wold increasingly merged country blues trance boogie with a street-holler voice that makes Tom Waits seem like a mainstream crooner, and the best of his songs carry a hard-earned wisdom that can only come from living on the street one block over from the edge of civility.

He released the stark and powerful You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks in 2011, and returned in 2013 with his sixth offering, Hubcap Music, which featured guest appearances from Jack White and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones. In 2015, Seasick Steve showed that his blues power was still running strong with the release of the album Sonic Soul Surfer. His creative surge didn't stop there and the singer/songwriter followed up with his eighth studio effort, Keepin' the Horse Between Me and the Ground in 2016.

Video for this day...

Guns N' Roses performing "Paradise City". ★ Live at Giants Stadium in New Jersey 1988