Saturday, March 02, 2024

Gary Sohmers Roar's Back March 8 with Collectibles Show, To Jah Nature Ellis, Tom Hambridge New CD, Keith Richards Waiting for the Man, Sean Walshe American Son, Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis

Top 10

1)Gary Sohmers

2)Tom Hambridge

3)Nature Ellis 

4)Keith Richards "Waiting for the Man" Lou Reed's Birthday

5)Sean Walshe Tiny Desk NPR Entry

6)Buzzy Linhart Birthday March 3 2024 

7)Ian Hunter DEFIANCE Part 2

8)Velvet Underground's Second to Last Show

9)Clive Davis book

10)Turtles Book

11)Turtles Book

12)Robin Lane new CD

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1)Gary Sohmers



2)Tom Hambridge

http://hambridgetunes.com/store


On "Blues Don't Care" Tommy Hambridge rocks with authority that he has "had his share" and the blues just don't concern themselves about it. The album, on Quatro Valley Records, is almost like Frank Sinatra Duets with Rob McNelly, James Cotten, Josh Smith, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Buddy Guy and Joe Bonamassa contributing.  The uplifting piano on the first track, "Ain't It Just Like Love" juxtaposed to Guy's guitar playing ...or more like introducing the wild leads ...has a thumping rhythm that compels.  The track is extraordinary. 
"That's My Home" evokes memories of Cream, but gets down to pure blues as it progresses.  Bonamassa following Buddy Guy on an album is a double whammy of fun.  Great follow up to the first song.  "Wear You Out" leans more towards Hambridge's rock sensibilities with more driving guitar with only 3 of the 13 songs going over four minutes.  "Wear You Out" is at a hand three minutes and six seconds, very radio friendly as is most of this disc.  "Sick with Love" feels very Alvin Lee (of Ten Years After) when he went into his slow-motion blues that was so effective.  It simply grabs you like a good TYA show did back in the day. "Automatic" takes us back to the driving blues/rock that is the essence of this album, and that is what is to like about the disc.  Tommy takes the blues and rock intensifies it, a groove that makes repeated spins mandatory. Interesting how "Symptoms of Love" comes a song after "Sick with Love" as the two songs are thematically similar...again resonating with Ten Years After keyboard vibes.  And what can one say about James Cotten on "Brother John Boogie" except that the drumming allows for the musicians to play nice with each other.  "Get Outta Town" leans into Rolling Stones in their Exile on Main St. days while "Johnny Winter" is a demand to put Winter in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.    I don't want to give all the secrets in these ones and zeroes on the CD away,  other than that the collection of songs is a keeper.






3)NATURE ELLIS

https://youtu.be/WxUKhFSGfsU


4)Keith Richards Waiting for the Man

Happy Birthday Lou Reed


https://youtu.be/5NcJvi5TYEk




5)Sean Walshe  American Son


https://youtu.be/TscJNFGlnrc

Sean Walshe is a singer, songwriter, & social activist from FL who just dropped the first single & title track from epic debut solo album, American Son. With a star-studded supporting cast including Kenny Aronoff on drums, Beach Boys and Rolling Stones collaborator Blondie Chaplin on Guitar and vocals, Ivan Neville on keyboards and indie auteur Nicholas Tremulis handling guitar and arrangements, Walshe lays down a cool & bluesy organic groove that delivers a scathing critique of the mess that has become of the great American experiment. It’s an inspiring indie endeavor. Produced by the legendary Rob Fraboni: (The Band, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Eric Clapton… on and on). An amazing debut album… read Sean's story on his website. https://www.seanwalshe.com


6)Buzzy Linhart

Buzzy Linhart on the Joe Vig Top 40 dot com http://joevigtop40.com/ Happy Birthday. Lou Reed today, March 2, Buzzy tomorrow, March 3. Buzzy is blowing the whistle during the song Heroin on Lou Reed's Rock and Roll Aninmal album. William Charles "Buzzy" Linhart (March 3, 1943 – February 13, 2020) was an American rock performer, composer, multi-instrumentalist musician and actor.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buzzy_Linhart



7)Ian Hunter  DEFIANCE Part 2

"Precious"

The first single from the album is a driving rocker, noting that it will "only take a minute of your precious time."  Insightful with elements of Ian Hunter's vocal inflections from previous discs, including as way back as Rant in 2001. That was Hunter's 10th studio album and it is unbelievably 23 years later.  It is a guitar onslaught and production by Ian and Andy York is sublime.  A little nick of the "All the Way from Memphis" opening riff, the talents of Joe Elliot, Brian May and Taylor Hawkins gives the audience a glimpse of something great on the horizon.  Even Karen and Richard Carpenter, who were very anti-Mott the Hoople, may have chosen to cover it had the Carpenters survived.



Precious first track on YouTube

Producer: Andy York Producer: Ian Hunter Producer, Associate Producer: James Frazee Composer Lyricist: Ian Hunter


https://youtu.be/sV0Bh8Ub_-s



8)Velvet Underground's Second to Last Show

https://www.amazon.com/Final-V-U-1971-1973-Velvet-Underground/dp/B00005NZK2

I taped one set of the Velvet Underground's second to last show. My darn drummer made us leave, jerk, I should have told him to go home. I was 19 years old at Oliver's on Lansdowne St. Anyway, a fanzine editor stole most of the tape, I have 3 additional songs and the full now digital copy from the master. Someone put it on you tube, but it is my work.

Jon MaceyTop Contributor
I was there multiple nights. But no Willie Moe or Walter. Just Yule and a bar band. Might have been his brother on drums. Doug was very nice and approachable. I talked to him a lot between sets.
People don’t remember Oliver’s but it was an important club before the Rat booked original bands. Fox Pass played there

   Joe Viglione Author

Top Contributor
  It was Billy Yule on drums, and this was probably booked by Mickey O'Halloran ....probably I think we also saw Fox Pass there.

Jon MaceyTop Contributor
Mickey booked Fox Pass into Oliver’s
And many other clubs

Joe Viglione
Author
Top Contributor
 OK, I'm pretty sure my guitarist Jack and I saw you there. Jack and I also saw Springsteen there, so it must have been Mickey O's account


9)Clive Davis Book

10)Turtles

11)Turtles


12)MARCY CHIN ON RECORD MACHINE SHOW

https://www.mixcloud.com/therecordmachineshow/marcy-chin-reggae-recording-artist-special-guest-on-2272024/?fbclid=IwAR1sAjCOW-JkJxaW9OhsyrGybYOGb9tiFZE1d4l6e_01UGPQf-ZzK2FvctM

In a sea of same-sounding songs, one potent lyricist continues to break through with fresh

music and, what she calls, an “intentionally undefinable” style. Marcy Chin, Jamaica’s ‘Baddest

Likkle Filly’, officially put her foot in the music ring in 2013 with the release of the mixtape Sex,

Guns and Smoke. Today, as Mek It Bunx Up approaches 54 million streams on Spotify, and her

top 5 singles near we now know that the mixtape was only just a taste.

The hardcore dancehall-neo-soul-hip-hop-house-trance-pop-inspired songs she’s laid down

on beats since then have been heard by millions around the world. From her viral songs

Warning and Cancel Rape Culture, to bonafide club bangers like When Again, Mek it Bunx Up

(with DeeWunn) and Soy Bonita, and dancehall hits including Gimme More, Street Fighter, Buzz

and Wul Night (with Skillibeng), Marcy Chin is well on the way to becoming a household name.


7)Ian Hunter  DEFIANCE Part 2

https://redyetiwarehouse.com/UPC/015047807468?gad_source=2&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIhbTH9LHWhAMVOp1aBR0P5gsVEAQYAiABEgKHy_D_BwE



8)Velvet Underground's Second to Last Show

9)Clive Davis book

10)Turtles Book

11)Turtles Book

12)Robin Lane new CD

________________________________________________________________

1)Gary Sohmers


2)Tom Hambridge


3)NATURE ELLIS

https://youtu.be/WxUKhFSGfsU


4)Keith Richards Waiting for the Man

Happy Birthday Lou Reed


https://youtu.be/5NcJvi5TYEk




5)Sean Walshe  American Son


https://youtu.be/TscJNFGlnrc

Sean Walshe is a singer, songwriter, & social activist from FL who just dropped the first single & title track from epic debut solo album, American Son. With a star-studded supporting cast including Kenny Aronoff on drums, Beach Boys and Rolling Stones collaborator Blondie Chaplin on Guitar and vocals, Ivan Neville on keyboards and indie auteur Nicholas Tremulis handling guitar and arrangements, Walshe lays down a cool & bluesy organic groove that delivers a scathing critique of the mess that has become of the great American experiment. It’s an inspiring indie endeavor. Produced by the legendary Rob Fraboni: (The Band, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Eric Clapton… on and on). An amazing debut album… read Sean's story on his website. https://www.seanwalshe.com


6)Buzzy Linhart


7)Ian Hunter Part 2



8)Velvet Underground's Second to Last Show

https://www.amazon.com/Final-V-U-1971-1973-Velvet-Underground/dp/B00005NZK2

I taped one set of the Velvet Underground's second to last show. My darn drummer made us leave, jerk, I should have told him to go home. I was 19 years old at Oliver's on Lansdowne St. Anyway, a fanzine editor stole most of the tape, I have 3 additional songs and the full now digital copy from the master. Someone put it on you tube, but it is my work.

Jon MaceyTop Contributor
I was there multiple nights. But no Willie Moe or Walter. Just Yule and a bar band. Might have been his brother on drums. Doug was very nice and approachable. I talked to him a lot between sets.
People don’t remember Oliver’s but it was an important club before the Rat booked original bands. Fox Pass played there

   Joe Viglione Author

Top Contributor
  It was Billy Yule on drums, and this was probably booked by Mickey O'Halloran ....probably I think we also saw Fox Pass there.

Jon MaceyTop Contributor
Mickey booked Fox Pass into Oliver’s
And many other clubs

Joe Viglione
Author
Top Contributor
 OK, I'm pretty sure my guitarist Jack and I saw you there. Jack and I also saw Springsteen there, so it must have been Mickey O's account

https://youtu.be/GMPQsc8blQM   Here is part of Joe Viglione's tape from Oliver's Nightclub

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9)Clive Davis Book  The Soundtrack of My Life book by Clive Davis (thriftbooks.com) 




10)Turtles



11)Turtles


12)MARCY CHIN ON RECORD MACHINE SHOW

https://www.mixcloud.com/therecordmachineshow/marcy-chin-reggae-recording-artist-special-guest-on-2272024/?fbclid=IwAR1sAjCOW-JkJxaW9OhsyrGybYOGb9tiFZE1d4l6e_01UGPQf-ZzK2FvctM



13)Mystic Marley

Mystic Marley "Misty Morning"

Mystic Marley - Misty Morning

(Official Lyric Video)

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mysticmarley/?hl=en



Forbes: In contemporary music, Mystic Marley has emerged as a new voice, transcending conventional categories with her creativity and authenticity. As a scion of one of music's most iconic families and the granddaughter of Bob Marley, she has not only inherited a name but a profound legacy steeped in cultural significance. Yet, Marley is determined to carve out her own distinct path that shines with her unique voice and vision.


14)MISTY MORNING Bob Marley version 





Misty morning, don't see no sun
I know you are out there somewhere having fun
There is one mystery - yea-ea-eah - I just can't express
To give your more, to receive your less

One of my good friend said, in a reggae riddim
"Don't jump in the water, if you can't swim

[Verse 1]
The power of philosophy - yea-ea-eah - floats through my head
Light like a feather, heavy as lead
Light like a feather, heavy as lead, yeah

[Verse 2]
See no sun! Oh
Time has come, I want you
I want you to straighten out my tomorrow! Uh
I want - I want - I want you - (tomorrow)
Oh, wo-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
I want you to straighten out my (tomorrow)

[Chorus]

"You can't jump - you can't jump in the water, if you can't swim


"Misty Morning" is a Song from the Kaya tenth studio album released by Bob Marley and the Wailers in 1978. The album consists of tracks recorded alongside those present on the Exodus album in 1977.
The album has a very relaxed, laid back sound, lacking much of the militant quality of the Wailers lyrically and musically. They received criticism for 'going soft' as a result of the general sound of the album as well as the theme: songs primarily revolving around love, as well as marijuana.

The album's release coincided with the One Love Peace Concert, heralding Marley's triumphant return to Jamaica from exodus in London. Three of the songs are new versions of tracks from the 1971 album Soul Revolution Part II. Well-known songs from the album include "Is This Love" and "Satisfy My Soul". Kaya reached the top five in the UK album charts.
Kaya (album) - Wikipedia

15)Joe Perry Interview

35) Ocean of Love Review by Joe Viglione

Anyone remember the original Stormin Norman and Suzy album and then the Polydor release? https://www.allmusic.com/album/ocean-of-love-mw0000954638 on the www.joevigtop40.com

Ocean of Love Review by Joe Viglione
"Wrongside Boogie" on the major-label debut by Suzy Williams and Norman Zamcheck, aka Stormin' Norman & Suzy, takes a cue from Bette Midler's first Top Ten hit, 1973's "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, but doesn't take the concept far enough. Former Gridley, CA, resident Suzy Williams emulates Bessie Smith on the vocals and, perhaps not so strangely, Jack Richardson's production presents this music as a period piece as well. That's a mistake. The Guess Who mentor could have given some of the gloss he gave his Canadian band to this Boston-based outfit during a time when Suzy's identifiable voice could have found its way onto pop radio. He oversees eight of the nine songs, with the title track supervised by Sandy Linzer of Four Seasons/the Toys fame. That tune, "Ocean of Love," borrows heavily from Barbra Streisand's adult contemporary radio hit version of Laura Nyro's "Time and Love" from earlier in the '70s. The direction this duo needed was the sound of a Streisand record like Stoney End, not the melody. Suzy does her best "Second Hand Rose" throughout the disc, and she is a character but the presentation is limiting. A song like "Green" veers off into jazz territory when it needed a jolt of Spanky & Our Gang. The strongest number is the final one, "Stay Awake Awhile," with a dreamy groove and sublime backing vocals. Suzy takes the song to a place beyond Rod Stewart and the Faces' "Flying," and this sounds like the sequel to that classic. Ocean of Love is an admirable effort, but too much of an anachronism. With talents like Linzer and Richardson at the helm, it could have been so much more.


36)Stoney End Review by Joe Viglione

Barbra Streisand's driving rendition of this classic Laura Nyro piece is significant on many levels. It was the icon's third song to make the Top 40 in six and a half years of chart action, and along with the version of Carole King's "Where You Lead" which followed this gem, the most rock and roll of all her close to two dozen pop hits. Richard Perry's production, arranged by Gene Page, allows Streisand the opportunity to express Nyro's descriptive hard luck lyrics. It's a song of rage with the woman in question continuously hitting a brick wall, the fury of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" put in a semi soft-rock setting. Where Mick Jagger was born in a crossfire hurricane, Laura Nyro has her character "born from love" with turmoil matching "the broken thunder". There's the same mondegreen attributed to Jimi Hendrix in his "kiss the sky" line from "Purple Haze"

where it sounds like Barbra is singing "this guy has lost control" after the one night stand goes nowhere. And talk about mondegreens, Streisand stetches the last word of the recurring "I don't believe I want to see the morning" into something completely unintelligible. It's great rock & roll phrasing no doubt influenced heavily by producer Perry's sensibilities. Though in the late seventies the disco flavored "The Main Event/Fight" and "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough" were hugely popular and overpowering numbers, "Stoney End" is the tune with the rock & roll heart. The relentless plea to erase all the pain and "start all over" as a little baby back in the arms of her mama is the theme every human being can relate to when it all falls apart. Barbra Streisand's vocal is as close as she would get to the primal scream of John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band, released around this same time, and the woman who prior to this was best known for "music of your life" soft-rock classics like "People" and "Second Hand Rose" woke the masses up with the two minutes and fifty-nine seconds of Columbia Records' 45 RPM #45236. Sung with the nonchalance of Peggy Lee's "Is That All There Is?"from the year before, it's hard to hear the despair, so Streisand makes the listener feel it instead. A magical combination of genres that only a superstar could blend so perfectly. 


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37)Woman In Love  Barbara Streisand and the Bee Gees

https://youtu.be/717tHgBSU1I




38)jon pousette dart new interview










39)JACK PHILLIPS RAGING DOWN ON ME 








40)Kenne Highland  Gemini Moon



Performed at a rare Upstairs at the Rat one night with Kenne Kenneth Highland Kenne Highland and I, with Stones Producer Jimmy Miller in the audience in the 1980s, brought the house down upstairs at the Rat. It was phenomenal, just a loud electric duo. It was quite memorable, we had the crowd jumping up and down....then Miller had to get to an appointment with me driving and when I got back there was no crowd. Should have told him to take a cab. What a night and what a great audience.
Photo is at Out of the Blue club 3 in Allston/Brighton
Gemini on a Full Moon Review by Joe Viglione
Kenne Highland won't grow up, and this vintage blast of rock & roll on Dino Records might not be his best work, but it is a solid effort with their special brand of tongue in cheek humor. "Everybody's a Lyre" has a psuedo scat vocal from Highland, which stutters over Bo Diddley's eternal "Pills" riff. The lyric is a take off on how many members go through the revolving door of fellow scenester Mono Mann's bands, from DMZ to the Lyres. The spirit of late-'70s and early-'80s Boston rock & roll survives through this group, despite the fact that Highland was a transplanted Bostonian from Bloomington, IN, by way of Brockport, NY. The title track, "Gemini on a Full Moon" has a clever riff, a truncated "You Really Got Me"; it falls apart somewhere during the guitar solo, then regroups, kind of like the band onstage. These guys are pros who can turn it up a notch when they're in the mood. The sloppiness is part of their charm, and the song takes a "White Light/White Heat" journey towards its conclusion, climbing up the scale and falling into an actual cover of Lou Reed's "There She Goes Again." They actually play this song with a reverence their own tunes could use, but the point of it all is to have a good time, and to keep on rocking. "She's My Best Bette" mutates a Nervous Eaters riff into one by the Kinks and "Melt Away" blasts away with a nifty hook and sustained energy. Aram Heller's production is low-key, almost non-existent. Don't expect a major label to pick this up and give Gemini on a Full Moon polish -- these middle-aged rockers somehow manage to sound like they are still 18 and learning how to play. It's a freshness few major-league acts can muster, and it works.

Gary Sohmers Roar's Back March 8 with Collectibles Show, To Jah Nature Ellis, Tom Hambridge New CD, Keith Richards Waiting for the Man, Sean Walshe American Son, Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis

Top 10 1)Gary Sohmers 2)Tom Hambridge 3)Nature Ellis  4)Keith Richards "Waiting for the Man" Lou Reed's Birthday 5)Sean Walshe...