What more befitting music and album for this particular Sunday, Legrand’s first and a masterpiece.
Sad though it is in homage of the horrific tragedy that took place in France this week.
Today we all walk, mourn and rally with Parisians, anything but silenced.
God Speed to the families of all the victims in both locations and all of France.
The Motor City & this Boston band just seemed to adopt each other, they thought we were home and we thought they were ours.
Their first live album recorded at The Cinderella Ballroom in 72′, The J. Geils Band officially became a Detroit Band, period!
This Alabama band of all teens sadly only recorded one self entitled album in 1970 (released in 71′). Consisting of Myke Jackson, Mike Neel, Stan Lee, Tommy Gilstrap & Allan Dalrymple were unable to find a label in their neck of the woods who recorded their kind of music. A small label (Nashboro/Nasco) who up to that point had only recorded country/bluegrass & gospel gave them a shot. A couple of months after the recording their 17-year old lead singer Myke Jackson was busted with an ounce of pot and got sent off to reform school for 6 months, thus the band broke apart.
Almost Cut My Hair…Hell No. Still am that same long-haired hippie chick. Just almost a 56 year-old one now. Who cares. This song and Deja Vu takes me back to a place where frankly I still want to be….But then we’ve all been there before.
This Queen of Rock would have been 70 now. One can only wonder how much more she would have contributed and became had she lived beyond 27. Sadly a further explosion we never got to experience.
And why she was also called Queen of just Psychedelic Blues? It might have been the era, but this lady was 100% good old-fashioned low down dirty Mother F’N Blues. To me “Work Me Lord” was a Masterpiece.
Pipes, Talent and Real but all so alone.
One song on this album would ultimately define Janis for the song she sang was really about herself, Little Girl Blue.
Raw, Honest, Pure, Heart, Soul, Emotion… and Beyond Missed.
My God how I actually sat and felt like I had indeed slipped into a time capsule and then wondered how I almost forget the greatness of Spirit’s earliest muse.
All I could think of is WABX.
This entire album was phenomenal from the classic chord and muse changes of “Fresh-Garbage”, trippy guitar work on “Mechanical World”, the melodic acoustic work on “Taurus” and then a little citar sound classic of the acid rock era into “Girl in your Eye” to the straight out Jazz of “Free Spirit” & “Elijah”, along with both Rock & Jazz fused in throughout many songs. And one of the first rock bands of that time using strings.
Definitely a psychedelic mix of all.
Spirit’s epic self-titled debut has measured up to time that sounds as good now as the first time our FM radio stations gave us our initial taste of them.
The songs were so damn good because you never knew where they were going to take you.
Music Composed & Lyrics Written by Ian Anderson
Released March 10, 1972
The very first concert I ever attended was the tour of this album.
Nov. 8, 1972 Cobo Arena – Detroit, Mi.
Recorded at The Fillmore East – New York – June 2–June 7 1970
The Chicago Auditorium – Chicago – July 5, 1970
The Forum – Los Angeles – June 26–June 28, 1970.
Released April 7, 1971
1971 Billboard 200 Pop Albums #1
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young wrote the soundtrack to my adolescence, the compositions are prolific and timeless examples of the 1960s.
Nam, Ideals, Heartbreak, Protests, Change, Innocence, Revolt, Disappointments and Carrying On.
Dave Brubeck — piano
Paul Desmond — alto saxophone
Eugene Wright — double bass
Joe Morello — drums
I will always love the earlier music from The Beatles.
The songs from this album when heard still breaks out the chills simply because I remember them as clearly today as when all of 6 years-old I heard them first.