Tuesday, January 25, 2022

OCEAN - Put Your Hand In The Hand LP 71 w Give Tomorrow's Children One More Chance LP 72


 I had bought the later album for the cover alone in a store long ago and it was a good price.  I then just received the first one from Discog's last week--not knowing I had already heard and enjoyed the title track from a compilation I posted a long time ago!!!  Well, I really love this hippy-commune type band and all the songs are really good.  Was reading just recently a nature hiker/biker like myself complaining about those who go to nature only for exercise--ignoring all the critters and plants and in a hot and bothered rush.  I agree and saw it for myself on my normal bike trails on the weekends.  We used to use the 'On Your Left' shout out on BIKING LANES up north but I learned quickly that it sure don't work on dirt salt marsh trails on wildlife preserves.  I use "LOOKING TO PASS" as I calmly and in good humor pass walkers or bikers on the trail.  I let one guy last weekend on his 'HELL RIDE' (as Mike Watt would call it, from med's or in a hot and bothered rush) bike around me and sure enough he yelled it out, 'ON YOUR LEFT" causing a couple to go opposite ways and stop him in his tracks...haha told you so DUDE!!  This album might help his kind if they would only stop to listen.

https://gofile.io/d/FSVQI0

WAV files:  https://gofile.io/d/iqhELe

EARTHQUIRE - st LP 72


 Jazzy soul music from the bowels of the earth and that magic year for music of 1972!!

https://gofile.io/d/3pIwjG

FULL CIRCLE - SECRET STORIES CD 91


 Was very surprised by this band's CD I found at Goodwill as it is not the COPS-theme band of the same name, but more of a mellower earthy-type band.          https://gofile.io/d/EYCGZY

SHAWN PILLIPS - CONTRIBUTION LP 70 w SECOND CONTRIBUTION LP 70 w COLLABORATION LP 71 w SPACED LP 77


 REPOST and ADD ON:  After finding another of his albums in my local store for a dollar, I researched the comments on Discogs and picked out the two best described to add to my previous post to make the four best supposedly.  Glad I did as some really great stuff.  Got interested in him when I learned he helped write 'Season of the Witch' (my favorite cover is from the Dream Syndicate from that old BOMP! NYC cassette magazine I posted in the early days of the blog--still looking for other issues like with the BIG BOYS per side bar wanted list).         https://gofile.io/d/M5JHXW


SHAK NASTI - FROM THE BELLY CD 05


 Now THIS is the kind of bass heavy band that I miss from back in the day!  I found this at Goodwill and sure glad I pulled it out before it went overseas.  Will have to look into the history and keep it in rotation.

https://gofile.io/d/PxZitl


VELVERT TURNER - st LP 76


 If you are a Jimi Hendrix fan like me, you are pretty much guaranteed to enjoy this release from 1976!!  E.W. sent this one in and it is 320 kb/sec and a good rip so I didn't touch it for remastering.  Wow!

https://gofile.io/d/B3JEOq

The Revenants - Diary of a Plague Year CD 20


 Our regular contributor to the blog, E.W. (Eliot Wilder) sent me a link for his 'band' a while back and thought I would post it as I like the writing he did (a lot!) as well as the band that brought it to life.

https://gofile.io/d/BQUAaV

VA - DESPERADO Best of Country Rock 2CD 02


 Since we breached the topic in last week's Mason Proffitt post, I pulled this out of the Goodwill pile!  Artists include:  The Band, Linda Ronstadt, The Grateful Dead, The Bellamy Brothers, Nicolette Larson, Pure Prairie League, Richie Furay, The Doobie Brothers, Firefall, The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band, Poco, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Little Feat, Delaney and Bonnie and Friends, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Loggins and Messina, J.D. Souther, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Rosanne Cash, Rick Nelson, Marshall Tucker Band, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Randy Meisner, Billy Swan, Michael Nesmith and the First National Band and Michael Murphey.  Enjoy!

https://gofile.io/d/3MleQB

GEORGE GERSHWIN - Phillippe Entremont (Piano) Philadelphia Orchestra Eugene Ormandy (Conductor) LP 67 w Michael Tilson Thomas LP 76 w Oscar Peterson LP 53 w Girl Crazy Cast Album 52 w split Cassette w THE GLORY OF GERSHWIN CD 94

Had some earlier albums from Goodwill like all of these were from but liked the more modern recordings such as compilation on bottom with some artists you see posted on this blog:  Peter Gabriel, Sting, Lisa Stansfield, Elton John, Carly Simon, Elvis Costello, Cher, Kate Bush, Jon Bon Jovi, Oleta Adams, Sinead O'Connor, Robert Palmer, Meat Loaf (rest in piece big fella'), Issy Van Randwyck, Courtney Pine and Larry Adler and George Martin.

VA - Capitol Sings IRVING BERLIN "Puttin' On The Ritz" CD 92 w IRVIN BERLIN Split Cassette


 See above GEORGE GERSHWIN post for other half of split cassette.  Compilation features:  Mary Martin and John Raitt, Judy Garland, Vic Damone, Dinah Shore, Margaret Whiting, Dick Haymes, Jo Stafford, Nat King Cole Trio, Bobby Darin, Nancy Wilson, Gordon Macrae, Kay Starr, Andy Russell, Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers, Peggy Lee, The Four Freshmen, Betty Hutton, Sue Raney, Dean Martin and Margaret Whiting and the Pied Pipers. 

https://gofile.io/d/rV4ncZ

COLLEEN PETERSON - TAKIN' MY BOOTS OFF LP 78


 Please discard my last post of this album a couple weeks ago.  I redid it and reinforced some lessons I had learned before:  (1) Vinyl was made for spherical stylus--not elliptical, (2) Elliptical stylus will reduce the number of pop's you need to take out, (3) Beat up vinyl get's better with more plays (that is why you see cracked off dust on each play), (4) Don't forget to set the anti-skate when changing the weight to identical settings, (5) Turning down record volume can help with pops and surface noise.  Yeah, I pulled my Marvin Gaye and Al Green rips (once again) and may correct again over time.  Over Christmas some of those old records were so beat up I got lazy and left on the worn elliptical and may have had different anti-skate and weight settings  Thanks to TerryG who pushed me to do better on this rip of this album that meant so much to him in the old days.  I am posting the WAV files as well as normal MP3/JPG's/RAR for him below.  Used the spherical standard settings I have used for over 13 years.  I experimented with elliptical many years ago but was wooed into replacing my tip finally to my chagrin.

WAV FILES (UNCUT!!):  https://gofile.io/d/Mq18YI

WINRAR:  https://gofile.io/d/Blsa5x

PAT BENATAR - CRIMES OF PASSION CD 80 84 w PRECIOUS TIME LP 81 w TRUE LOVE LP 81

REPOST and ADD ON:  Perhaps my favorite AOR artist of all time from the sheer number of times her hits were played--or perhaps because we share the same first name (LOL).  Looking forward to hearing more of the later album I just added from Goodwill.

ASIA - st CD 82 w ALPHA CD 83 w THEN AND NOW CD 90


 REPOST and ADD ON:  Added the second album from this great AOR prog rock band that I remember when 'Heat of the Moment' broke on radio.  Actually have grow to really dig their music.  Used the THEN AND NOW tracks instead of original CD tracks where there was overlap as they sound SOOO much better!              https://gofile.io/d/EB9xUJ

THE FOOLS - Live Bootleg EP 80 w Sold Out LP 80 w Heavy Mental LP 81 w World Dance Party LP 85

REPOST Request:  Often overlooked but never forgotten!

https://gofile.io/d/3rhYg8
 

TEN YEARS AFTER - WATT LP 70 w A SPACE IN TIME LP 71 w ALVIN LEE and TYA - Rocket Fuel LP 78


 REPOST and ADD ON:  Got two more from the band who are the champions of blues rock and the darlings of all the AOR shut-in hoarders (so prices up the ying-yang for first press U.K. copies)!!   Haven't been crate digging in many moons and so have a mission to get all the earlier albums.  Some great reviews on Discogs for the earlier stuff.  I had taped as a youth the 71 LP hit 'I'd Love To Change The World' as it became a fave on the radio at my young age.

https://gofile.io/d/6eXBdy


Casper and the House of David - RUNNING LATE CD 03


 Some cool rhythms for the cold weather!       https://gofile.io/d/jqFPhM

The Grass Roots - Let's Live For Today LP 67 w The Best Of...The Millennium Collection CD 01 w Golden Grass Their Greatest Hits LP w Move Along LP 72

REPOST Request:  "Let's Live For Today" always a nice reminder from the Grass Roots.

https://gofile.io/d/JnwUXk
 

VA - #1 HITS OF THE 70'S CD 03


 Kind of a perpetual search for me to find those old songs that go through my head from time to time.  Artists featured:  The Bellamy Brothers, England Dan And John Ford Coley, Chicago, Player, Neil Sedaka, Bread, Robert John, Randy Vanwarmer, Rupert Holmes, Exile, David Soul and Styx.

https://gofile.io/d/JNXp9B

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