Friday, May 3, 2013

Eric Quincy Tate - 1972 Drinking Man's Friend - 1975 Eric Quincy Tate (Great US Southern Rock - Mp3 @320)


Eric Quincy Tate - Drinking Man's Friend - 1972

Tracklist
01- Brown Sugar 3:55
02- Things (I Think I'll Find) 6:55
03- Whiskey Woman Blues 5:23
04- Another Sunshine Son 2:59
05- Water to Wine 1:58
06- Can't Get Home from Your Party 3:20
07- Texas Sand 2:59
08- Suzie B. Dunn 4:54

Credits
Donnie McCormick - drums and lead vocals
Tommy Carlisle - guitars
David Cantonwine - bass
Joe Rogers - keyboards, harp and background vocals


Eric Quincy Tate - EQT - 1975

Tracklist
01- Honky Tonk Man 3:18
02- No Rollin' Boogie 4:40
03- Food, Phone, Gas And Lodging 2:40
04- Chatta Hoochee Coochee Man 2:25
05- Wide Open 3:55
06- Drivin' Wheel 6:15
07- Big Boss Jam 15:22

Credits
Donnie McCormick (Drums, Harmonica, Vocals)
Joseph Rogers (Harmonica, Keyboards)
David Cantonwine (Bass)
Tommy Carlisle (Dobro, Slide Guitar)
Wayne Sauls (Acoustic, Electric, Background Vocals)


Second and third album by EQT in Mp3 @320 (I don't have lossless version)

Geoff Whitehorn - Whitehorn - (1974 great uk classic rock with touches of hard & progressive rock - Vinyl rip in Wave)


The album was called 'Whitehorn', and was not only released in Germany, France and Japan, but also in the Netherlands (1974). The label was Pink Elephant (PE 877070) and it was distributed by Dureco.

Side One
Makin' It Funky (Morris)
Fire Fire (Whitehorn)
Day Of Awakening (Whitehorn)
UFO (Morris)
I Stand Accused (C.M.Starrs / G. Morris)
Side Two
Mamma Said (Whitehorn)
Fall Out (Whitehorn / Morris)
My Mind Within (Whitehorn / Morris)
Snake In The Grass (Morris)
Blue Jiver (Morris).



Guitar & lead vocals - Geoff Whitehorn
Bass - Gerry Morris
Drums - John Richardson
Keyboards - Peter Arneson (should be Arnesen, ex-If).

Day Of Awakening, Mamma Said - drums by Cliff Davies and sax, flute by Dick Morrissey: both are mentioned on the sleeve as 'friends of Geoff': they were under contract with Gull Records (1974) to record the If album Not Just Another Bunch Of Pretty Faces (which includes Geoff). Geoff made this album just before joining If.
Makin' It Funky, UFO, Fall Out - backing vocals by producer Tony Atkins and Gerry Morris. Recorded and mixed at Marquee Studios, London.The sleeve is a story in itself: quite shocking for the seventies as it's a drawn picture of an old man with a German war cross around his neck putting his teeth into the bare boobs of a huge well-shaped lady. In front of those, two smoking ladies plus a smoking ape (!), but all five have head phones on ... on the back, a picture of Geoff in a smoke cloud (was this album sponsored by some cigarette company?).
Compared to his albums of the nineties, 'Whitehorn' is less interesting for Procol fans as his vocals are more to the fore than his - this time funky - guitar-playing, though on Fire Fire Geoff really shines. Day of Awakening could be an If outtake, Mamma Said has some nice interplay between Geoff's guitar and Morrissey's sax and My Mind Within is a slow ballad where Geoff stretches out the notes like only he can.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Eric Quincy Tate - Eric Quincy Tate (1971 us great southern rock - 2006 edition with bonus tracks - Wave)



Tracklist 
01. Stonehead Blues 
02. I Want 'Cha 
03. Try a Little Harder 
04. On the Loose 
05. Makes No Difference 
06. When I'm Gone 
07. Comin' Down 
08. Hooker House 
09. The Bream Are Still Biting in Ferriday 
10. Ain't It a Bummer 
11. License to Love 
12. Stonehead Blues - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track/Demo)
13. Comin' Down - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track/Demo)
14. Ain't It a Bummer - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track/Demo)
15. Gimme Some Lovin' - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track/Demo)
16. Blowin' the Clouds Away - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track/Alternate Version)
17. Get on the Road - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track)
18. I Don't Know Much - (previously unreleased, Bonus Track) 

Credits
Donnie McCormick - Lead Vocals - Drums
Tommy Carlisle - Guitar - Vocals
David Cantonwine - Bass
Joe Rogers - Keyboards - Vocals
The Memphis Horns - Brass
Duane Allman - Slide Guitar
The Dixie Flyers - Session Work  

  To boil it down into a couple sentences; if 70's R&B/blues is your thing, then this disc is a must have! At the very least, it can safely be labled as criminally forgotten.
  First of all, Eric Quincy Tate was not an individual but rather a blue-eyed R&B outfit playing the club circuit in Texas when they were discovered. This swampy concoction, there first and only studio effort, was recorded at the "Sounds of Memphis" studio in 1971. The cast of characters was absolutely stellar! Three legends share production credit; Tony Joe White, Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd. The personnel roster boasted the Dixie Fliers(house band for the studio), overdubs by the Memphis Horns and a cameo appearance on slide by none other than Duane Allman. Only the drummer/vocalist and guitarist from the actual band were allowed to play on the LP; which gives the digitally remastered original tracks a tighter, more professional feel than the bonus tracks which feature the "real" band. The "demos" by the real band, which form the last part of the disc, have a looser, more naive and therefore sincere groove. The sound quality throughout is excellent.
  All in all, this disc easily qualifies as one of the best 70's releases that you never heard of. The song writing is superior and the instrumental attack is engaging throughout.I strongly recommend it. (By C. Pumarejo "Bunny Rabid")

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Mystery Train With Jim McCarty - Love Lost (2001 us great blues - wave)



"I'm the only guy in rock'n'roll that plays that hollow body jazz guitar and it's because in 1960 I   saw Jimmy McCarty creating those big fat full chords like I do on "Stranglehold"; I learned that  from Jimmy McCarty.   Remember the name Jimmy McCarty. He is as important as Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry and Les Paul...a god on guitar." (By Ted Nugent !!!)



Tracklist:
01 I Need You
02 Your Loss Now
03 I'm all alone
04 Where were you baby?
05 Allman Joy
06 Hold it right there
07 Love is a Rough Business
08 Come back to me
09 I'll never turn my back on you
10 Cold wind

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