Monday, February 18, 2008

Hey - what did the hat say to the tie? "You hang around, I'll go on a head"!!

Pacific Gas & Electric - Live 'n' Kicking At Lexington (1970)
Unreleased live album from this interracial Southern California band, recorded at a Federal drug rehab center in Lexington Kentucky. These guys were right up there with The Chambers Brothers and Sly and the Family Stone, only a lot bluesier. Over an hour of great bluesy rock - maybe a little sloppy and self-indulgent at times, but hey these guys were good!

Bitrate 320 w/artwork Part 1 Part 2

Popol Vuh - Einsjäger & Siebenjäger (1974)
On their fifth album, Popol Vuh is now a trio, and this may be the best release from their "Golden Era". This is mostly Florian Fricke on keyboards, Daniel Fichelscher on percussion and guitar, with some occasional vocals from Djung Yun. Melodic, introspective and atmospheric.

Bitrate 320 w/artwork Part 1 Part2

Out Of Focus - Palermo 1972
A fairly recent release, this thing has Out Of Focus performing in May 1972 at the Teatro Biondo in Palermo Italy. About 75 minutes of awesome jazzy, psychedelic, folky, bluesy music.

01. Whispering (10:15)
02. Cafe Stiletto (13:10)
03. I Want To See Your Face No More (12:32)
04. Where Is Your Home Town (8:56)
05. Fly Bird Fly / Television Program (20:35)
06. I'm Kissing Right (10:38)

Bitrate 320 w/artwork Part 1 Part 2

Kamæleon - Kamæleon (1978)
I've has this on my hard drive for years and I can't tell you much about it, there is no English info on the net that I can find. This is a very good vinyl rip of some exemplary jazz fusion, from Denmark. Eight tracks of some real tasty contemporary 70's jazz.

Bass - Jens Jefsen
Drums - Poul Poulsen
Engineer [Ass. Engineer] - Thomas Brecklin
Engineer, Mixed By - Flemming Rasmussen
Guitar - Uffe Steen Jensen
Keyboards - Fini Høstrup
Percussion - Steen Råhauge
Producer - Kamæleon
Producer, Mixed By - Freddy Hansson

Bitrate 256 w/smallish covers Download

Sonny Boy Williamson - Don't Send Me No Flowers
The first eight tracks of this were recorded in two and a half hours at a last minute session on the morning of Sonny Boy's departure for the States after his last ever trip to England, in 1965. He died three weeks later and these were his last recordings. Accompanying him on these unrehearsed tracks were Brian Auger and one or two of the Trinity, Jimmy Page, and a couple well-known British sax players, Alan Skidmore and Joe Harriot. Not the best album ever, I don't suppose, nonetheless a very good album of jazzy blues. Or bluesy jazz.

Bitrate 320 w/covers Download

Later!

28 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

out of focus, yeah, zenarcher..

7:25 PM, February 18, 2008  
Anonymous Mr Márquez said...

Thank Garcolga for posting Out of Focus. Do you have a group called Walrus from U.K. seeya.

9:04 PM, February 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello!thx for Out of Focus and Kamæleon!
Sithlord from Hungary

12:09 AM, February 19, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just got the OOF from the forum. What a great live-band. I really didn't like their last album. but up to 72 all tehy did had an amazing quality. Great musicianship.
Mike

12:30 AM, February 19, 2008  
Blogger fritz the cat said...

Hi, thanks for the rips.

I wouldn't say Pacific Gas & Electric were 'right up there' with Sly and the Family Stone - they are a rock-blues band, if anything they'd be closer to the Allman Brothers.

4:58 AM, February 19, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for Out of Focus!
Amazing!! Alan

6:54 AM, February 19, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for Sonny Boy Williamson

Gilles.

9:24 AM, February 19, 2008  
Blogger joe v berlin said...

much obliged for "Einsjäger & Siebenjäger " : I am really getting into Popol Vuh now thanks to you. Cheers!

2:00 PM, February 19, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for great uploads.

5:39 PM, February 19, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Popol Vuh album, merci.

3:33 AM, February 20, 2008  
Blogger Hard Rock World said...

Thanks!

And Jaco Pastorius?

7:29 AM, February 20, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pacific Gas & Electric is one of those underestimated bands. I'm lloking forward to hear this live recording from them.
Thanks!

9:08 AM, February 20, 2008  
Blogger twebber said...

Thanks for all those Popol Vuh albuns. Many of them I all ready have, but with bad ripping and no covers.

Keep your wonderfull work.

twebber

11:50 AM, February 20, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always looking forward to your uploads, the gem for me this week was the Popol Vuh (just bought the Out Of Focus, which is would be otherwise). Thanks!

dr. Qi

5:24 PM, February 20, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Garcolga
Terrible jokes, great music. Keep up the good work! (that's the music, not the jokes :)
MZ

9:33 PM, February 20, 2008  
Blogger Alain said...

Popol Vuh is one of my favourite inspiration music when I'm painting. Thanx for posting all those golden era stuff. Golden era is still alive.
Alain

11:53 AM, February 21, 2008  
Anonymous D.Moose said...

Kamæleon Sound like a great lost gem. Looking forward to hearing it!

2:31 PM, February 21, 2008  
Blogger Samhob said...

Thanks for all!

6:37 AM, February 22, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could someone tell us why did the kraut-team blog close? what happened?

5:36 PM, February 22, 2008  
Blogger Rochacrimson said...

Popol Vuh,superb!
This remastered editions are really great!
Thanks Garcolga ;-)

6:02 AM, February 23, 2008  
Blogger Bilek said...

GarColga, you never let me down ;) I always find something to enjoy, my friend! (apart from so-called "folk weeks", maybe ;) )

These Germans are again made my day. Popol Vuh remastered ed. series are growing, I'm just hoping you keep on! And this Out of Focus stuff is amazing, too. like manna from heaven

keep up the good work!

1:01 PM, February 23, 2008  
Blogger Mineirin Knüpfer said...

Great music, you're doing an excellent job!!
tks from Brazil

1:34 PM, February 23, 2008  
Blogger mike-floyd said...

Thanks a lot for adding a link to my little blog
http://homemade-lofi-psychedelic.blogspot.com/

Did you already check out the Whole & Damo Suzuki performance (2007)? I think it's great.

3:42 PM, February 25, 2008  
Blogger PHSStudiosRJ said...

Dear friend you have been some of the few that it has still been maintaining before the blog in foot so much persecution. I want congratulate and to say that I am excited and satisfied in proving with his existence that we are not defeated. Thank you very much for all of the post that it has been making available. Especially thank you for the postage "Out Of Focus - Palermo 1972." Success

PHS_BR

7:57 AM, February 28, 2008  
Blogger Dr. Bell Otus said...

Hi Liam,
I love your blog man ... I love it coz I was looking for Live 'n Kicking at Lexington since I was born (more or less, eheh).

Many, many thanks Liam ...
I'm so curious to listen a Pacific Gas live album.

Cheers from Azores Islands

Kikas, aka Dr. Bell Otus

3:49 AM, February 29, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The PG&E is great. One curiosity though, they have Motor City's Burning credited to John Lee Hooker. On the Kick Out The Jams album it's credited to Fred Sonic Smith. The MC5 did do a good handful of covers, but they always credited them as such. I seriously doubt that they would have taken credit for a John Lee Hooker song, and then not even give themselves an arrangement credit on The Troggs tune which they clearly made their own.

3:12 AM, March 01, 2008  
Blogger Pancetta said...

Awesome on all the Popul Vuh. Turns everyday life into a Herzog film.

8:55 AM, March 01, 2008  
Blogger graaf24 said...

Hi, thanks for great post and superb music!!!
I have problem, today I download Popol Vuh-Einsjäger & Siebenjäger part1 and try to download part 2 and recived message = This site is currently unavailable. Please help to me!

11:32 AM, March 07, 2008  

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