Saturday, June 16, 2007

Howdy! Continuing on with the Texas International Pop Festival, one more week to go probably, and some other stuff. Happy Downloading and don't forget to leave a comment, and buy it if you like it - if you can find it!

Texas International Pop Festival Vol. 7 - Spirit

1. Rehearsal Theme
2. I'm Truckin' / Fresh Garbage / Poor Richard
3. Caught / Jams
4. Groundhog Day
5. Policeman's Ball / Drums / Mechanical World
6. I Got A Line On You
7. Aren't You Glad

Jay Ferguson - vocals; Randy California - guitar;
Mark Andes - bass; Ed Cassidy - drums;
John Locke - organ


Texas International Pop Festival Vol. 8 - B.B. King
1. Introduction
2. Sweet Sixteen
3. Please Accept My Love
4. band intros
5. Everybody Wants To Know Why I Sing The Blues
6. Don't Want A Soul Hanging Around
7. What's Wrong Little Mama
8. How Blue Can You Get
9. Whole Lot Of Lovin'
10. Everyday I Have The Blues

B.B. King - guitar; Alberto Jaquinto - piano;
Kenneth Moore - bass; Sonny Freeman - drums;
John Browning - trumpet;
Booker Walker - alto sax; Louis Hubert - tenor sax


Texas International Pop Festival Vol. 9 - Johnny Winter
1. Introduction
2. Mean Town Blues
3. Black Cat Bone
4. Mean Mistreater
5. Talk To Your Daughter
6. Leland Mississippi Blues
7. I Can Love You Baby

Johnny Winter - guitar
Tommy Shannon - bass
John Red Turner - drums


Cream - The Alternative Album (1966)
This Cream bootleg has 11 tracks, 10 of which were recorded in September 1966, 9 of which are alternate versions of songs that appeared on "Fresh Cream", and a song called "You Make Me Feel" which was not released. The eleventh track is a beer commercial recorded in 1967. My rip @ 320 w/scans

01 - Lawdy Mama (2:03)
02 - Rollin' And Tumblin' (4:39)
03 - Sweet Wine (3:09)
04 - Cat's Squirrel (3:12)
05 - The Coffee Song (2:49)
06 - Toad (4:22)
07 - You Make Me Feel (2:43)
08 - Wrapping Paper (1:07)
09 - Fallstaff Beer (1:02)
10 - I Feel Free (3:09)
11 - White Room (4:14)


Toad - Toad (1972)
The first album from Swiss hard rock group Toad is a must-have for anyone that likes early 70's rock. Guitarist Vic Vergeat just smokes, and the rest of the band are no slouches either. I've posted a couple other things by them, Rarities and Live At St. Joseph 1972 , so if you downloaded those, you know these guys were great! My rip @ 320 w/ scans.

Vic Vergeat - guitars
Cosimo Lampis - drums
Werner Froehlich - bass
Benj Jäger - vocals

Part 1 Part 2

Iron Claw - Dismorphophobia (1970-1973)
The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, the little birdies are going tweet-tweet - love is in the air! Why not listen to some Iron Claw? Mean and nasty underground rock made by a bunch of heavy-riffing malcontent teenage Scots, big on the Sabbath and Budgie influences, though the sound is more varied. This is great downer rock with some brilliant guitar playing, occasional use of mellotron and synthesizers. I might have heard some harmonica and sax too. This is essentially the same bunch that recorded as Antrobus. Their split album with Flying Hat Band was one of the first things I ever posted on this blog, in Sept. 2005.

Part 1 Part 2

Dzyan - Electric Silence (1974)
Buried under all this hard rock is Dzyan's third and final album, a genuine krautrock masterpiece! I just checked Amazon, and a used copy of this is going for 100 USD! What does that mean? I don't know. This is a brilliant, ambitious release, with music ranging from jazz fusion to space rock to eastern tinged rock, with everything blending together for a delicious psychedelic stew. Or maybe a freaky salad. Dzyan are not one of the big names in krautrock but they should be, all three of their albums are equally great. You can get their other two from the archives - I posted "Time Machine" on 9 January 2006, and "Dzyan" on 16 October 2006. Get all three!!


JPT Scare Band - Sleeping Sickness (1973-1976)
Man I can't stop with the hard rock. Well I guess I can, this is the last one this week! Containing tracks from their first two vinyl-only albums, this thing is a frenzy of pounding drums, heavy bass, over-the-top, feedback-drenched fuzzed-out guitar playing. These guys were a power trio right up there with the best bands of the early seventies, bands like Blue Cheer, Cactus, even Cream and Hendrix! One guy reviewing this at Amazon even mentioned Hairy Chapter!! If they'd had the sense to relocate from Kansas City Missouri, get a different manager maybe, these guys would be household names today.

Part 1 Part 2

Führs & Fröhling - Ammerland (1978)
OK after all this brain-burning hard rock, it's time to calm down a little. Führs & Fröhling are, of course, two-thirds of the German symphonic prog group Schicke Führs & Fröhling. This is a classical guitar player and a string synth player making music that could possibly be described as a precursor to New Age Music. With titles like "Gentle Breeze" and "Dance Of The Leaves" it's not hard to figure out what's going on. The eight tracks on this album are lush, gentle soundscapes that are very, uh, relaxing! Beautiful and romantic, that's what this is.


OK - Later!


Anonymous Likedeeler said...

dzyan should be excellent! only know their first so really lookin forward to this one

8:01 PM, June 16, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi GarColga.
I found this blog yesterday after 6 months again.It was lucky day for me.
Thank you very very much for all that work ,you are doing for music fans.
I was very happy,than I can hear Please - Seeing Stars (January post).

1:35 AM, June 17, 2007  
Blogger walknthabass said...

Thanks so much for the Texas Pop Festival stuff!! I was there! A young'n of 16 but remember it well!

Keep up the good work!!

8:26 AM, June 17, 2007  
Blogger Residentevil2 said...

Thanks for the reply on last post and in your statement "nobody in my real life cares about this stuff LOL!" I sure as hell understand that :)
Great posts this time absolutely cool stuff thanks.
Looking for FANDANGO(Nick Simper) collection and HOOKFOOT - second and two live.

10:10 AM, June 17, 2007  
Anonymous Adam said...

Thanks for the Toad album.
This one rocks!!

1:19 AM, June 18, 2007  
Blogger poor said...

Toad was an excellent band
- no doubt !
Good choice!
More Toad's albums you can find here :
Welcome !
Cheers Garcolga !

8:59 AM, June 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AAHHHH......SPIRIT!!! FINALLY!!! Thank You and looking foward to the other shows in the series.


10:54 AM, June 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some of that texas pop festival.. boy, spirit looks good.. not to mention b.b. king, minnie ripperton, johnny winter, etc., looks too much.. and in 320! then there's the cream, fuhrs and frohling.. music is absolutely amazing, and you present a fresh cream slice every drop.. totally fantastic and INFINITELY grateful for all your good ministrations.. thanks brother liam... zenmonkey

8:12 AM, June 20, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks for the Texas Pop's.
Definitely my favourite blog. Keep up the great posts!

7:58 AM, June 21, 2007  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi Likedeeler - yeah that Dzyan is great! Thanks for commenting!!

Hi OldProgRocker - Welcome back!

Hi walknthabass - wow that must have been fun!

Hi Residentevil2 - Thanks man, but sorry I don't have either of those albums.

Hi Adam - You're welcome!

Hi poor - Thanks!

Hi - D.Moose - You're welcome - I'll finish up the series next week.

Hi zenmonkey - You're welcome and thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!

Hi anonymous - Thanks!!!

5:43 PM, June 21, 2007  
Anonymous christian said...

hi brother, this is a very nice collection from the international texas festival: as i see there was a gig by incredible string band and tony joe white, do you have these also?
thanx for all the wonderful records

8:48 PM, June 21, 2007  
Blogger sturgut said...

Hi from :

1:00 PM, June 22, 2007  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi Christian - The last two volumes have a few tracks by ISB & TJW no complete sets though.

Hi sturgut!

5:59 PM, June 22, 2007  
Anonymous beond said...

really nice album. the musicians came from my hometown, and the ammerland is a small county nearby with lots of swamps and waterways. this album is a love song for home county i believe

8:36 AM, June 23, 2007  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi beond - Thanks - always appreciate a little info on these albums!

9:00 PM, June 23, 2007  
Blogger Fuzzbox said...

Hey ... what an awesome f*** great blog!!!

Just started my own ... so ...

Keep on goin' ... the gemstones you're offering here are definitely priceless!

Greetings from Germany,

Fuzzbox aka Sabzz

11:14 AM, June 24, 2007  
Anonymous t S-words said...

I'm really enjoying your blog.
A few remarks about your postings: Toad album is great, though the rarities was disappointing. But that first one has such a great guitar sound; great playing too. The description of the JTP Scare Band sounded much better to me than the music itself.

I'm listening to a few other things from your site, and looking forward to downloading more.


6:19 PM, June 28, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love da Cream!! Thanks!!


4:37 PM, July 08, 2007  

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