Monday, November 02, 2009

Junco partners - Junco Partners (1970)
Junco Partners formed in 1964, took over from the Animals at the famous "Club A'GoGo" and "Downbeat Club" in Newcastle and Sunderland's "Blue Note". The band enjoyed fanatical local success almost immediately and turned "pro" to go to Hamburg's famous "Star Club" of "The Beatles" notoriety, but were turned back at the border as being too young to get visas. They then spent six years playing the national club and college circuit alongside "The Who", "Rod Stewart", "Jethro Tull", "John Mayall Band", "Jimi Hendrix" and many others. They personally backed Blues giants "Howlin Wolf" and "Freddie King" on international tours. The band made single and album releases, but split in 1971. Individual members went on to play with "Robert Palmer", "Elkie Brooks", "Mick Ronson", "Mick Abrahams", "Bell & Arc" and "Lindisfarne". (http://www.knbarker.freeserve.co.uk/)

This is a sweet little album of early 70's British rock, R & B based with some slight proggy touches. This reissue used a terrible cover (I don't know what a slingshot has to do with anything), and had only some brief production notes. No booklet, no liner notes, no photos. Disappointing because this band is still around and I'm sure the members would have loved for the label to have done a better job. I mean I had to search the net to get the player's names! Well anyway the music speaks for itself - very nice material, well produced, with great keyboards throughout and a singer whose voice perfectly suits the music. Not the greatest album ever but certainly not deserving of being so obscure all these years.

1. Minotaur
2. Fly Me High
3. Change In Louise
4. Black Widow
5. Help Me
6. Natural Thoughts
7. Am I Blue
8. Reprieve
9. In The Morning
10. Death By Fire

Charlie Harcourt - Guitar
Bob Sargeant - Keyboards, Vocals
Dave Sproat - Bass
John Woods - Drums

EAC-FLAC-LOG-CUE-SCANS 286MB

Part 1__Part 2

Later!

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fine Album!Thanks

4:08 AM, November 03, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks champ,been looking for this one for a while.

2:22 AM, November 05, 2009  
Blogger Sergey said...

Thank you! Great post!
Pleeease re-upload in lossless early posts

3:35 AM, November 07, 2009  
Blogger Woody Dream said...

Thankx for this record. Fantastic.

2:36 PM, November 09, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

You're welcome, all!

2:48 PM, November 09, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanx!

7:42 AM, November 20, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi anon - You're welcome!

7:50 AM, November 20, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just found your blog today. Very interesting because I've heard of probably 1 percent of these groups. Wanted to say thanks in advance. Can't wait to give some of these a listen.

Thanks again, Bart

4:50 PM, November 24, 2009  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello Bart welcome to 8 Days In April! In case you haven't noticed, all posts from 2005 to just a little over a year ago are mp3 - from then on it's FLAC.

5:03 PM, November 24, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your the best,I have been looking for a good copy .(hotroder)

2:25 AM, December 09, 2009  
Blogger Eric said...

Thought the same about this reissue's cover art Gar.
Must be they didn't have permission from Roger Dean to use the proper orig. art maybe.
Thanks for upping this.

7:08 AM, June 27, 2011  
Blogger Eric said...

Oh wait, this reissue is orig. cover art.It was for an European issue.

9:49 AM, June 28, 2011  

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