Happiness only real when shared


Southwind - Ready to ride (1970)

Country-rock unit Southwind comprised singer/guitarist John Martin, singer/bassist Jim Pulte, organist Phil Hope and drummer Eric Dalton. Originally formed at the University of Oklahoma as a rockabilly combo called the Disciples, in 1967 the group relocated to Los Angeles at the suggestion of musician friend Fontaine Brown, adopting the more contemporary moniker Southwind and significantly expanding their sound to incorporate elements of British Invasion-inspired pop, psychedelic rock and traditional country.

Signing to the tiny Venture label, in 1968 Southwind issued their self-titled debut; Brown soon replaced Hope as a fulltime member of the band, with a move to Blue Thumb preceding their 1970 follow-up Ready to Ride, in part recorded live at the Fillmore West. 1971's What a Strange Place to Land, meanwhile, spotlighted a more pronounced blues influence than past efforts. Southwind disbanded soon after the record's release; swapping his birth name for his nickname "Moon," Martin went on to back Linda Ronstadt, later recording a series of solo albums and writing the Robert Palmer smash "Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)." Pulte also cut a pair of 1972 solo LPs for United Artists before disappearing from the music scene.
Pay attantziont !!!
This is just great, I just love this lp.
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20 The Doors Rarities Series - 9/15/68 Late Show, Holland

1st on: NOVEMBER 2007, 15TH. Yeah...
Info from that night:
The frequency range is very low ( but this is the case on allcopies of Amsterdam , not only on my cassette ) , ca. 80-3000 Hz.There are little clicks every couple of seconds sounding like avinyl recod w/ little crackes , they are there only after recordingit / digitazing it .The help function of my program said the clickscome from " synchronisation problems " but they do not say what todo against it " when I am denoising the tape & thenafterwards lift the upper mid frequencies , it sounds much better &clearer than the original , only the noise is not in front anymore,but I do never denoise completely because then you have this strangecomputer echo, then I rather hear a little noise."There were two tape sources for the Amsterdam show. The first cutsout during the 'Light My Fire' jam and the second which contains'Light my Fire' in its entirety. However, neither tape seems tocontain 'Unknown Soldier.' There is a rumour that floats around that'Unknown Soldier' was played in Amsterdam, sung by Robbie, and arecording of this exists. I was merely asking why would almost theentire show surface, while one track would be "hoarded" or kept amongthe "inner circles" but we've already seen such cases."
On September 15, 1968 a drugged and drunken Jim Morrison was taken tohospital after collapsing on the stage of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw,having stumbled into the middle of a live set by Jefferson Airplane.Morrison's consumption of alcohol and hallucinogenic drugs was legendary,but the incident suggested he might no longer be in control of his intake.His collapse in Amsterdam came after a day of heavy drinking, and sourcesclose to the band revealed he swallowed a sizeable block of hashish givento him by a fan immediately before the show. Ray sang quite good andincluded the usual poetry of Jim during 'Break On Through' and 'SoulKitchen,' Robby started 'Unknown Soldier' and Ray continues it. As a trio,The Doors impressed.

TEMAS: 1. Announcement by Vince Treanor, The Doors' road manager 2. Tuning > Ray Speaks 3. Break On Through > There You Sit 4. Soul Kitchen 5. Alabama Song > Backdoor Man 6. Hello I Love You 7. Light My Fire 8. The Unknown Soldier (tape cuts1:10)


The Pretty Things - Paradiso, Amsterdam 29/03 (1969)

This one goes to the memory of Dirk Friesland (R.I.P.)Excellent live bootleg from The Pretty Things
1. Instro (fade in)
2. Talking about the good times, part 1
3. Talking about the good times, part 2
4. Alexander
5. Renaissance Fair
6. SF sorrow is born
7. She says good morning
8. Mr. Evasion (cuts off)


The Rob Hoeke R&B Group - Celsius 232.8 (1968)

This one goes to a special friend that is going to join us soon, maybe, who knows.
Here you can read more.


The Electric Prunes - The Warner/Reprise Sessions

Released by Rhino sometime ago... great stuff for collector ! ! you wont find acid garage here... mostly instrumental, with their orchestral arrengments. Read carefully.
There appeared to be an abrupt shift in the Electric Prunes musical direction with the release of the album, 'Mass in F Minor' , in January 1968. This was a concept rock opera mixing Gregorian music and psychedelic pop with vocals in Latin. The opening track of the 'Mass in F Minor' LP - 'Kyrie Eleison' - is widely known and backed the acid trip scene in the movie 'Easy Rider' (1969). Electric Prunes songs were also included in several other films of the late sixties, such as 'The Name of the Game Is Kill' (1968). Promotion of the album led the band to even appearing on the Pat Boone Show, where they did a lip sync performance of 'Kyrie Eleison'.
The 'Mass in F Minor' LP seemed to mark the beginning of the end for the original Electric Prunes. The band started to go in a totally different direction to what it originally been set out to do. James Lowe left the band in the middle of a tour of Texas. The band continued for about two months after he left. Both Mike Gannon and newcomer Joe Dooley also quit, leaving just Mark Tulin and Ken Williams as the original band members.
the link its alive! since 23/06/2008 ! ;)
(David Axelrod)

Pierre Henry - Mass for the Present time (1968)

the linkstill alive since 24th july 2008! ! !


Rob Hoeke R&B Group - Jolita (1968)

Here's my new 45 from this group, "Jolita" (B-side is an instrumental version of the same song)

The song is nice but the female backing vocals can get on one's nerves after a while, thus I prefer the instrumental version. What is even nicer about this 45 is the lovely fold-out psychedelic paper sleeve of which I made scans from the in- and outside. The text on the inside unfortunately is in Dutch, so I don't understand a word. The song itself is creditet to Manfred Mann and Mike Hugg, that's why there's a picture of Mann on the inside and his name on the outside. Now this is what's so clever about the cover design: on the front it says "Manfred Mann" in big letters and "Manfred Mann played by Rob Hoeke R&B Group" underneath. If you turn the record around, you have "Rob Hoeke Rhythm & Blues Group" in big letters and "Rob Hoeke plays Manfred Mann" written above. So when you open up the sleeve and look at the outside you have a funny kind of symmetry. -anyonesdaugher-


The Shake Spears - Candle/Jerk (1966)

Rock Your Mama
Kindly served by anyonesdaughter.

Arthur Brown - Fire/Rest Cure (1968)

From february this year...from the good ole mza-acid blog...remember?

Blue Cheers - Fool (1969)

The trading of vocals between founding member Dickie Peterson, who handles the other six titles, was a plus for this group, and as songwriter Gary Yoder contributed the opening and closing tracks, "Fool" and "The Same Old Story," his presence would make itself more valuable when he became guitarist on B.C.#5: The Original Human Being.
you are a fool.


V.A. - Russ Meyers ´Mudhoney/Finders Keepers Lovers Weepers/Motor Psycho´ Soundtrack

German release on Q.D.K. Media, a 74 minute long compilationon a color picture CD featuring music & soundbytes from three of the infamous director's cult faves/ white trash epics: 1965's 'Mudhoney', 1968's 'Finders Keepers Lovers Weepers' & 1965's 'Motor Psycho'. Housed in a gatefold digipak, it also contains a 28 page book with color and black & white photos from all three flicks. Both the cover &the booklet contain explicit female nudity.
cd date 1996


V.A. - Beat Scene/Colour in dance

Pallete Stereo Lp
So here we have:
The Klan, The Loot, The Pandamonium, The Romancers, Andre Brasseur & more...
Very rareee...

Brian Bastow (1968/70)

"The Girl who Plays the Bass Guitar" / "Half hearted" (1970)
"Poinciana" / "Do-dum dum" (1968)"Give and Take" / "And I Love Her" (1968)
"Cara-lin" / "Time" (1969)
(also here "Too Late For Tears" / "I WIll Stay", to complete the collection yes)

About the songs themselves (imho): "Poinciana" is quite nice, but really sounds a little old fashioned; and one notices very fast that there's something odd concerning the beat (see Alan's notes below). The B-Side "Do-Dum-Dum" is just as trashy as the title suggests, but lovers of innocent 60's pop will enjoy it I'm sure.
The same applies to "Give and Take", but it has a little more drive and is probably less annoying - I wouldn't recommend to hear it more than two times a day though - and the brass section after the chorus is nice. It's hard to say something about his cover of "And I Love Her", because as I see it it is pretty impossible to cover the Beatles as no one could ever reach their standard. Brian's attempt is quite charming though, and if one pretends not to know the original version, we got a wonderful mellow lovesong.
"Too Late For Tears" also is average nice 60's pop, emulating to softer side of the British invasion. This 45s B-Side, "I Will Stay", is a little more groovy and I like it a lot better - somehow reminds me of Chris Farlowe and such likes.
"Cara-lin" is the same song that appeared on your Summertime-Shake Spears comp as "Caralyn", so this is nothing new here. Cool psych/garage track by the way; not at all trashy. "Time" is a slow, rather mediocre pop song that Brian wrote himself. The whistling can be a little annoying after a while, but you can really notice that he was not too bad as singer.
"The Girl with the Bass Guitar" certainly is the odd one out here... I only gave it two out of five stars. This is the kind of song you play on a party when everyone's already drunk and doing silly dances to silly songs. But the B-Side really outweighs that flop; "Half Hearted" was also written by Brian himself and is an almost rock-orientated track. Still, no musical revelation, but nice.
(anyonesdaughter review)

Some words of Alan:
"His biggest hit was a cover version of a very old song from the 1930's Poinciana which we played on.The thing that we always found annoying about the Belgian public was the fact that when they clapped along to a song they always clapped ON the beat - not as one would normally clap to a rock song on the OFF beat, so for a complete joke we recorded Poinciana with the emphasis on the ON beat.It proved a point as the Belgians loved it and it was a hit.Apart from the songs we wrote for him and Poinciana, all the other songs he recorded were cover versions as the manager did a deal with a record label in Ireland (Major Minor Records).They would provide Ronnex records with Irish hit songs and just remove the voice so that Brian could sing over the musical backing.This was ok on records, but the band he formed couldn't really play the stuff live so his career didn't last very long.
Well, that is a little background on Brian. The last I heard was that he was back in Australia working as a postman in Sydney.
Remember when listening to Poinciana what I said about the ON beat, also the little bass line which starts the song THAT IS ME !!
I wonder if the copy you found has the original paper sleeve which was a picture of Brian with the other guys on the cover with their backs to the camera. That was us.
Brian would be thrilled to know anyone was still listening to his stuff. I am certain he never even signed any performing rights contracts or if he did they would have expired years ago as he certainly wouldn't pay to keep them going if he wasn't receiving any royalties."

In the Shake Spears article on rhodiemusic.com there's a 45 mentioned by the Shake Spears under the name "Teeny and Tony & the Bushbabies", about which there is virtually NO information availible on the internet (not even to talk about the record being availible itself). So I asked Alan what was the mystery about this record, and the answer I got was quite interesting:

"I think the Teeny and Tony record on Parlophone label ("A" side is This is the end and "B" side It Hurts me") is probably the rarest record in the world.Probably only about 1000 were released before the huge dispute about publishing rights started and EMI/Parlophone withdrew the record from the shops.The songs were written by a guy called Bill Crompton together with Chris Kritzinger from The Shake Spears. Because The Shake Spears were still under contract to Ronnex Records in Belgium the stupid name Teeny Toni etc. was used by Bill Crompton to try and hide the release from our Belgian manager.As Chris Kritzinger was also under publishing contract to Ronnex Records, the name shown as a writer on the record was Chris Kavery (I don't know where he got this secret name from).Of course our manager in Belgium found out about the release very quickly and sued Parlophone Records for half the publishing rights and royalties for the sales.All very nasty, but that is the sort of thing that was going on with bands and contracts in the 1960's. Bill Crompton was trying to manage and promote a girl singer Linda Millington as she was very much like Lulu, so on the "A" side Toni was Gene Latter, and on the "B" side Teeny was actually Linda, and The Shake Spears were the Bushbabies.They thought it would be a unique idea to have a guy singing on one side and a girl on the other. The record was actually pretty good and in the first week of release received very good reviews and publicity, so it is not surprising that the Belgian manager found out about it very quickly as he used to read all the English music papers."


Brian Bastow - I will stay/too late for tears (1969)

Featuring Brian from the Shake Spears. you do remember right?
This 45 is no musical revelation, but it's nice/ok late 60's pop, and maybe there are people somewhere in this world who like it. (anyonesdaughter)

Southwind (1968)

This post was inspired by mysteryposter, cause he isnt able to rip his vinyls, well...
thats why we are here dontcha? So here you have...bombastic.
He requested someone to rip this one, among other, plis check his latest posts.

USA 1968

V.A. - Buzz Buzz Buzzzzzz Vol. 1

From growling fuzz riffs to floating melodies to spontaneous leads, these hipper-than-thou '60s rock instrumentals ebb and flow through a vast terrain of musical landscapes. Sometimes rugged and at other times cerebral, all 25 testaments will transport you to a cosmic reality away from life's daily doldrums.

A wild compilation of 25 rare psychedelic instrumentals from the mid- to late '60s. The likes of The Hot Dog Stand, Peter Pan and the Good Faries, Swamp People, Inner Lite, and the Mugwump Establishment are responsible for mixtures of fuzz and tambourine knock-off rarities. This is transitional material from teenage garage bands that had gone through surfing and hot rod instrumentals, "Louie Louie" and "Gloria," and suddenly crossed into Hell's Angels on Wheels fodder. The Royal Guardsmen provide a perfect example of this transition with the inclusion of "Om." This outfit was known mainly for novelty hits "Snoopys Christmas," "Snoopy Vs. the Red Baron," and "Snoopy for President," but somewhere along the way they also had to include this homage to eastern meditative practices in their repertoire. If this sounds like fun to you, Buzz Buzz Buzzzzzz, Vol. 1 is a must have.


Catherine Ribeiro & The Alpes - La Deboussole (1980)

This post was inspired by mysteryposter, cause he isnt able to rip his vinyls, well...
thats why we are here dontcha?
He requested someone to rip this one, among other, plis check his latest posts.
Anyone can u/l & I'll be glad to activate linky: yes sir, here you have.

Nino Ferrer - Mao Et Moa (1967)

7". I really like NF in trouble...is a great tune indeed.
I lost my money...i lost my mind...everybody can see me cry!
Im so sad...me so blue!

Evariste - La Revolution (1968)


Los Gatos - Live 1969

En vivo el 28 de noviembre de 1969.
Welcome Gig, big rex theater at corrientes st.


Evariste - Le calcul integral (1969)

Uff...utterly rare...something complete different.
Dedicated to all those franchĂștĂ© visitors.
Heres something of him.
Dont expect pscyh or similar... ;-)



The Big Three - What Did I Say (1962/64)

Around the time the Beatles started recording, the Big Three were one of their biggest Liverpool rivals. Their then-novel power trio attack was anchored by drummer Johnny "Hutch" Hutchinson, who actually filled the drum set for the Beatles as an emergency replacement on a few gigs. Managed by Brian Epstein as well, the Big Three were renowned locally as a tough, R&B-inflected outfit, but were made to cover pop material more suited for Gerry & the Pacemakers on most of their singles.