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Monday, January 19, 2015

On Tour Through Motortown - The New Christy Minstrels

Reach Out
Stop In The Name Of Love
On Tour Through Motortown
The New Christy Minstrels
Produced by George Greif and Sid Garris
Arranged and Conducted by Chuck Sagle
Columbia CS 9616

From the back cover: Looking for new worlds to conquer – salute, the Minstrels have chosen here that exciting area that has given so much to the pop music scene: Motortown, U.S.A. That's Dee-troit City, often called Motown, and it has spawned some of the most exciting sounds and groups on the music scene today. As anyone knows who has been near a radio the past few years, the Motown Sound has a groove all its own – full of soul, and with a hard-nosed beat that walks right up your spine.

In this album the Minstrels don't try to imitate the Motown Sound – rather, they take some of the very big numbers from Motown and do their own thing – which is meant as a tribute to the original. These are great songs, full of great power. They are performed here with the bright, rousing sound the Minstrels are so noted for.

For more amazing covers fun check out:  Positively 4th Street And Other Message Folk Songs - Living Voices

Dancing In The Streets
Where Did Our Love Go
Reach Out (I'll Be There)
Stop In The Name Of Love
Ain't Gonna Waste My Life Loving You
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
My Girl
A Place In The Sun
Just Look At Her Now

Chicken Twist Vol. 2

Full Album
Chicken Twist Vol. 2
Paul Livert And The Loins
Product of MGM
M/MS 318

Two 20 minute tracks… or basically… one 40 minute budget twist. The band receives an A+ for  stamina!

From the back cover: What we've done in this record was to understand the true spirit of twisting and create an opportunity to get the kinks out, start swinging' and then really get in the groove. So, move back the furniture, push back the walls and everybody do the Chicken Flickin' - Cotton Pickin' - Twenty Minute Twist.

Country Western Folk Songs - George & Anton Husak

I'm Surfing
Full Album
George's Album
Country Western Folk Songs
George & Anton Husak
Arrangements & Engineering by George W. Husak
Windjammer Record Co. ST-465
San Francisco, Ca.

Image and audio files from a sealed copy I found recently.

From the back cover: George was born in a small town in Southern Texas, near the Gulf Coast. He was 1 of 9 children. He started playing the guitar at the age of 8 and singing Country and Western Songs. All of his brothers were musical also and played various musical instruments.

George played the guitar at house parties and dahces (dances), entertained military troops, sometimes as many as 10,000 in one group. He also did some radio work at different stations with different groups in various states.

He lived on the Gulf Coast until he was 20 years of age. He then answered the call of his country and served in the Armed Forces.

George also writes the lyrics and music for songs under the name of Dwight Music Company. He has written such songs as "My Golden Gate Love", I'm Surfing", "And Then I'll Know", "Sailing Windjammer" and "Call Me On The Telephone".

Anton was born on the Gulf Coast in Southern Texas. He stared playing the guitar at a very young age. He also played the mandolin and violin. He did various radio work, singing and playing the guitar. He also entertained at house parties and did other entertaining.

Anton answered the call for his Country and served in the U.S. Air Force and had a military career, retiring as a Major.

Some of the songs he has written are: "Heartbreak and Teardrops", "Indianola", "Let's Have at the Bottle", "I'm Walking the Floor Each Night", and other songs

Anton is a very good writer. His songs are as good as you can find anywhere in the Country.

Golden Gate Love
Heartbreak And Teardrops
Call Me On The Telephone
The Last Letter
San Antonio Rose
Mother The Queen Of My Heart
I Walk The Floor Each Night
Let's Have A Look At The Bottle
I'm Surfing
Cold, Cold Heart
I'm Sorry If That's The Way You Feel

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hit Randolph 1970 - Boots Randolph

Without Love
Hit Boots 1970
Boots Randolph
Producer: Fred Foster
Arranger: Tommy Strong
Cover Art: Paula Coe
Monument Record Corporation MC6612

Those Were The Days
Proud Mary
Both Sides Now
Aquarius - Let The Sun Shine In
Do You Know The Way To San Jose?
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
Bridge Over Trouble Water
Rainy Night In Georgia
Love's Been Good To Me
Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down
Without Love