Forty Thousand Headmen - Traffic - Traffic (Vinyl, LP, Album)
Labels:csnstephen stills. Friday, November 29, Band 3: Stage Fright. Labels:the band. Monday, November 25, Eric Clapton 2: Layla. Labels:allman broseric clapton. Labels:bruce springsteen. Labels:billy joel. Labels:bad company. Labels:jethro tull. Fantasy album. The most notable change was the addition of Traffic's UK hit single, Paper Sun, as the album's opening track.
The version of Paper Sun on the album, however, was shorter that the original recording, fading out nearly a minute earlier than the British version of the song.
Fantasy to close out side two of the US LP heard here. That trend continued with the formation of the "new" Animals in and their first single, When I Was Young. Meanwhile the band's British label decided to instead issue Good Times, an autobiographical song which was released in the US as the B side to San Franciscan Nights as a single, and the band ended up with one of their biggest UK hits ever.
Here's what I do know. The American Dream was from Philadelphia. The album was produced by Todd Rundgren. In fact, it was his first time producing a group that he himself was not a member of. Finally, the song Frankford El was about a real elevated train in Philadelphia. The song itself is not typical of the album, by the way, which is actually pretty good stuff. Next time I'll pick out a tune that's more representative of their sound but you have to admit, this particular novelty track is quite entertaining in its own way.
Unfortunately I didn't discover this until a couple years after the damage was done, and by then mold had set in. I was able to clean up a few of the records themselves, but some of the ink on the labels had smeared or become stuck to adjacent labels in the box, damaging both in the process of separating them. The worst case was this Canned Heat single, due to the predominately black label smearing out all the silver print.
I knew just from listening to the record that the A side was Let's Work Together but could not read the label for the B side at all. Luckily we have the internet these days and I was able to determine the identity and original source of the song. Singer Bob Hite did not write many songs, and I'm Her Man originally was credited to a fictional pseudonym, first appearing on the album Hallelujah. First, Columbia damaged their reputation by simultaneously releasing five singles from their debut LP inleading to accusations that the band was nothing but hype.
Then their producer, David Rubinson, decided to add horns and strings to many of the tracks on their second album, Wow, alienating much of the band's core audience in the process.
In the Turtles' case, however, these B sides were often psychedelic masterpieces that contrasted strongly with their hits. Chicken Little Was Right, the B side of She's My Girl, at first sounds like something you'd hear at a hootenanny, but then switches keys for a chorus featuring the Turtles' trademark harmonies, with a little bit of Peter And The Wolf thrown in for good measure.
This capacity for self-parody would come to serve band members Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan well a few years later, first as members of the Mothers performing Happy Together live at the Fillmore East and then as the Phorescent Leach and Eddie later shortened to Flo And Eddie. The song was written by Allan Clarke, Terry Hicks and Graham Nash, and was one of the first songs to be published under their actual names as opposed to the fictional L.
The song itself was a major hit, going into the top 10 in eight countries, including the US, UK and Canada. It was literally a sealed brown paper bag with anywhere from four to six 45 rpm records in it. Usually these were "cut-outs", unsold copies of records that hadn't sold as well as expected. Often they were five or six years old albeit unplayed. Once in a while, though, there would be a real gem among them. My original copy of this record was one such gem.
I later found a promo copy while working at KUNM in Albuquerque, which is the one I use now, since my original is long since worn out. Not only was this record my first introduction to Joan Baez, it was also the first record I had ever seen on the Vanguard label and the first song written by Forty Thousand Headmen - Traffic - Traffic (Vinyl Ochs I had ever heard.
Not bad for twelve and a half cents. Apparently Rhino Records has access to one of them, allowing them to use this mono mix of Tripmaker, showing the advantages of being a record label that started off as a record store. Led by Arthur Lee, the band held down the position of house band at the Strip's most famous club, the Whiskey A-Go-Go, throughout and much ofeven as the club scene itself was starting to die off.
Love liked being the top dog in L. In the long run this cost them, as many of their contemporaries including one band that Love itself had discovered and introduced to Elektra producer Paul Rothchild: the Doors went on to greater fame while Love remained a cult band throughout their existence. One of the highlights of their stage performances was a minute jam called Revelation, a piece originally called John Hooker that served to give each band member a chance to show off with a solo.
Although the band had been playing Revelation throughout inspiring the Rolling Stones to do a similar number on one of their own albumsthey did not get around to recording a studio version of Revelation until By that point they had added two new members, Tjay Cantrelli Album) and Michael Stuart drumswhose solos take up the last six minutes or so of the recorded version of the tune. The Harpsichord solo at the beginning and end of Revelation is played by "Snoopy" Pfisterer, who had switched from drums to keyboards when Stuart joined the group.
From Outa-Space to The Magician's Birthday, the emphasis this week seems to be on fantasies of one type or another. And on that note I'll LP shut up and let you read before I dig myself a hole I can't escape from. The song actually dates back to May's college days, when he was working on his Astronomy PhD. Vocalist Freddie Mercury said Forty Thousand Headmen - Traffic - Traffic (Vinyl the song: "Well this one in fact is a track written by Brian actually, I dunno why.
Maybe he was in one of his vicious moods. Tie Your Mother Down was part of Queen's stage repertoire for several years, and got considerable airplay on FM rock radio in the US in the late s. On the album the track is preceded by a slowly fading-in guitar intro that uses something called a Shepard tone. The same solo guitar piece appears at the end of the album as well, only this time fading out. Louis, Mo. The album was released briefly on the ABC label, then almost immediately on Columbia.
Most of the songs on the album were written by either Surkamp or Scorfina, including Fast Gun, a Surkamp original. The band, despite numerous personnel changes, managed to record two more albums before disbanding in However, Columbia, citing poor sales on the first two LPs, chose not to release the third one. They were completely unknown in the US, however, untilwhen Radar Love became an international hit. It wasn't long before DJs began flipping the record over and playing Outa-Space instead.
As a result, Outa-Space became a huge hit, going all the way to the 2 spot on the US charts, while I Wrote A Simple Song only made it to the 77 spot, once again proving that local disc jockeys often know more about audience tastes than record company executives. Too bad there aren't any local disc jockeys in commercial radio anymore, their duties having been taken over by computer algorithms and professional consulting firms.
Truly the mark of greatness the song, not my head. Released inthe album is considered by critics to be the apex of Ten Years After's studio work. The best known track from the album is Love Like A Man, which became the group's only single to chart in the UK in an edited versionpeaking at the 10 spot.
The band was still considered an "underground" act in the US, despite a successful appearance at Woodstock the year before. However, Love Like A Man was a favorite among disc jockeys on FM rock radio stations, who almost universally preferred the longer album version of the song heard here.
Frank Baum references in Tin Man as much as anyone. Apparently there was a rumor going around at the time to the effect that the song was about the United States Navy VQ-2 air squadron formerly based in Rota, Spain, but I didn't know about that until many years later.
Still, I thought it was a cool song then and still doand was happily surprised to hear it performed live at the New York State Fair in the early s.
By this point some of the band members were not on speaking terms, and their individual parts had to be recorded at separate times.
What's The Story Morning Glory? It went to 4 on the Billboard album chart and has gone platinum four times in the U. The album reached the Top 10 on 22 other album charts around the world, topping nine of them. Overall, it has sold over 22 million albums worldwide, making it one of the 60 best-selling albums ever. And because the version I have splits the album into four sides, I get to highlight four songs for you, instead of two.
Favorite song from Side 1: "Wonderwall". There's a reason this song was such a huge hit all over the world. It's a great rock song. The chorus is majestic. Alan White has delicious fills throughout.
This is an anthem, simply put. Favorite song from Side 3: "Some Might Say". But it's a great song, with a glammy guitar intro and catchy, echo-y chorus that's just so damn '90s. Favorite song from Side 4: "Morning Glory".
The title track is more uptempo than most of the album, and it's another solid rock and roll song. Today's CoronaVinyl category is "two first names. That category related to bands or groups.
This one relates to individuals that have first names and last names that could be first names. And, of Album), there is funk and soul legend Rick James. With his garish fashion sense, overtly sexual lyrics, outspokenness, and longtime hardcore drug use "cocaine is a hell of a drug"James was both famous and infamous. Of course, his popularity resurged inafter his appearance and comedic dramatization on Chappelle's Show as part of one of the hilarious Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories.
Sadly, James died later that year. Anywho, I have his album Street Songs, which was his fifth studio album and I think is fairly considered his signature album. The album cover tells you everything you need to know about Rick James. He's dressed is black leather pants, a black leather jacket, unzipped to show his bare chest, and thigh-high red leather boots.
It has two of his most well-known songs. This is just a great, catchy, uptempo funk song. As a former bassist, I appreciate the funky bass intro. Temptations founding member Melvin Franklin provides that deep bass backing vocal. Yesterday we looked at self-titled debut albums, and today's CoronaVinyl category is self-titled non-debut album.
Usually when a band or artist releases a self-titled album, it's their debut album. It's a "since we're new to this whole music scene thing, if you can't remember our band's name, it's also the name of the album, so that way, you won't forget us" kind of thing.
But there are also plenty of examples throughout modern music history when a band or artist releases a self-titled album further on in their careers. Some of them end up being some of bands' best-known records, like The Beatles' self-titled double album aka, "The White Album"or Metallica's huge self-titled album aka, "The Black Album".
They released their debut album, Mr. Fantasy, inand then followed that up with their self-titled sophomore effort. Traffic the album is a solid collection of psychedelic rock, early prog rock, and folk rock. There was apparently some internal tension in the band, with Winwood and Capaldi wanting to go in more of a psychedelic and blues-rock direction, while Mason wanted to go more in a pop direction. Mason and Winwood split lead vocals, with Mason handling the duties on the songs he wrote, while Winwood handling vocals on the rest.
Mason also didn't play on a few of the songs that he didn't write. The album features some of the band's signature songs, like "Feelin' Alright? However, Traffic would reform less than a year later, though without Mason, who was pursuing a solo career. Mason briefly came back into the fold inbut then left quickly. The group put out four albums between and before breaking up for good -- or at least for 20 years.
Winwood and Capaldi reformed the band in to tour as The Grateful Dead's opening act, and then Traffic -- or, more accurately, Winwood and Capaldi -- made another studio album that year before going their separate ways again.
The Spotify version of the album has five bonus tracks. Favorite song from Side 1: "Feelin' Alright? Joe Cocker's cover of this is probably better known, but I've always liked the original better. Mason wrote and handled lead vocals on this one. It's an acoustic rocker that picks up in the choruses. With Winwood's piano and Wood's sax, it feels like it foreshadows the sound that The Rolling Stones would embrace a year later when they started using saxophonist Bobby Keys.
Favorite song from Side 2: "Forty Thousand Headman" Penned by Winwood and Capaldi and also called "Roamin' Thro' the Gloamin with 40, Headmen," this one is a psychedelic folk rock song, highlighted by Wood's flute, Coke tin, and sleigh bells, which give the song a dream-like quality.
And that makes sense, as apparently it was inspired by a dream Capaldi had while high on hash. Today's CoronaVinyl category is self-titled debut album, and I have many of them, although I have already featured some of them in CoronaVinyl or other albums by the bands or artists. Thankfully, my collection is deep, which gives me the chance to listen to records I normally wouldn't break out.
Es posible que haya algo de cierto pero, al menos, es discutible. King, Muddy Waters y otros. Incluso desde el lado flamenco ha habido simbiosis con el blues, como es el caso de Pata Negra y Raimundo Amador, quien ha llegado incluso a grabar y actuar con B.
At that time, the only well known musician was Winwood, who had been the charismatic lead singer, guitarist, pianist and organist with the Spencer Davis Group since he was 15 years old.
Winwood, who was hailed as a child prodigy, had risen to prominence. His elder brother, Muff Winwood, was the bass player in this band. However, after a three year tenure and at the height of their success, Winwood decided to quit Spencer Davis looking for new musical paths.
Capaldi came up with the name of the group while the four of them were waiting to cross the street in Dorchester. Soon thereafter, they rented a cottage near the rural village of Aston Tirrold, Berkshire, to write and rehearse new music. It has been said that after coming back to the cottage from a gig, they set up the equipment and kept playing for hours, until dawn.
The use of this cottage would prove to be important in the development of the band. The story behind the symbol that graces the covers of Traffic albums and many pictures of the group will always be the subject of debate amongst their followers. The four segments were representative of each member of the group. Others state that it was designed by Carol Duskin, a jeweler by trade, an old friend of the band who adapted the Celtic logo, with some input from Chris and Jim.
Steve Winwood was on vocals, organ, guitar, bass guitar, piano, harpsichord, percussion, and arrangements. Dave Mason was on vocals, guitar, mellotron, sitar, tambura, shakkai, bass guitar. Jim Capaldi vocals, drums, percussion and Chris Wood was on flute, saxophone, organ, percussion, vocals and sleeve design. All the songs were written by the members of the band in different combinations. The three singles and the album were produced by Jimmy Miller. No sooner had the band started, some rivalry between Winwood and Mason for the leadership and the musical orientation of the band began.
Winwood was more blues and and jazz oriented, whereas Mason was more prompted to rock and psychedoelia, including the use of the Indian instrument sitar.
I was fortunate enough to attend a live Traffic performance in Eastbourne, Sussex, England in a small club in August Dave Mason, who had left the band, rejoined the group in that gig. In Traffic, Winwood was shortly replaced by keyboard player Mick Weaver, who released great solo albums under the name of Wynder K. After their only and eponymous album and an U. John Barleycorn in the song is a personification of the important cereal crop barley and of the alcoholic beverages made from it, beer and whisky.
The music on this album was more folk and blues oriented than in their previous ones. The album was extremely well received in the U.
Other songs from the album were intended to be part of a solo recording by Winwood. Her research interests include HIV vaccine research, microbicide research and other biomedical and behavioural interventions, and she is an investigator in testing two HIV vaccine regimens in late stage clinical development. He has been an author on over manuscripts in the field of infectious diseases and has an extensive track record in infectious diseases research and practice covering clinical, laboratory and epidemiological aspects.
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