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.
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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-