31 mai 2011

The show of Larry Williams & Johnny (Guitar) Watson

The Larry Williams show
Featuring Johnny Guitar Watson
with the Stormsville Shakers
(Decca LK4691, 1965)

Produced by Mike Vernon
Engineer : Bill Price

Like many R'n'Blues fans, I actually had the chance to put my hands on the CD reissue of this wild live performance back in the mid eightties.
This is without doubt one of the coolest R'n'blues live lp to came out in the sixties.
Two stars with great voice and superb guitar playing !
For a cool retrospective bio of Larry Williams, talking about the origin of this show, see Surfinbird blog at : http://surfinbird.centerblog.net

And here are the original notes : (taken from the CD reissue, Edsel 1984)

Listen to "Slow down"

NB : "The featured vocalist on "Looking back" and "Two hours past mignight" is Johnny Watson; both Larry and Johhny are featured on "Sweet little baby", "trustin me" and "For your love". "Stormville groove" features Johnny and Larry on electric piano.
Cover photo taken at Ricky Tik, Plaza Guildford". (from the notes of the CD)

30 mai 2011

Pictures of Yan Tregger

As I was listening to some records at home, I passed upon this lp a friend of mine sold me some years ago for some francs.

Yan Tregger is known by afficionados for movie soundtracks, and not Blockbusters, believe me.
Last week I tried to listen to an horror movie soundtrack from this guy : ("Bloodnight", 1982), and I rapidely deleted it after dowloading, because of its lack of interest.

But this one is not made of this shape. Rather an imaginary movie soundtrack than a real one, this is (and after Groovecollector.com) :
"A killer... fuzzy & groovy jerks LP, french killer instrumentation with enormous breaks on this orchestral instrumental pop psycho 70's ."

Listen to "Hugger mugger"

The original first (and really rare) edition (was) on Neuilly white press. It exists also on other cheap press on crea sound ... so this is the one I share today with you.

Enjoy !

Pictures, by Yan Tregger
1970, France, label Crea sound.
MC 8004

Tracklisting :

1 The Spaniel
2 Hugger Mugger
3 The Ariadne's Clew
4 The Finch
5 In The Shaft
6 The Enginering
7 The Travel
8 The Steam Cracking
9 Mineral
10 The Heurthey Theme

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