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  posted on 8/12/2008 at 06:24 PM
Robert Gordon. He played a rockabilly style in the late 70s and Link Wray was in his band for a while. Good stuff

The other group is called Mark-Almond

Two good but very different groups Ive discovered on wolfgangs vault.

 
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  posted on 8/12/2008 at 06:44 PM
Jon Mark and Jonny Almond were part of the hsitoric John Mayall Album recorded at the Fillmoree East, no drums, just bass, 2 guitars, and Sax. Mayall played keys and harmonica also.

They went on to form Mark/Almond and they had a good run of recordings and tours.

 

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  posted on 8/12/2008 at 07:07 PM
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Jon Mark and Jonny Almond were part of the hsitoric John Mayall Album recorded at the Fillmoree East, no drums, just bass, 2 guitars, and Sax. Mayall played keys and harmonica also.

They went on to form Mark/Almond and they had a good run of recordings and tours.


Loved Mark/Almond........cound'nt get into Robert Gordon tho....

 

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  posted on 8/12/2008 at 07:20 PM
Another Mark-Almond Band fan here (not to be confused with the tainted-love-marc-almond ). Haven't listened to them in some time - don't have anything of theirs on CD (vinyl only). Putting this on my list for next trip to the music store! Here's one I always liked...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTqs7_9pyZM

 

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  posted on 8/12/2008 at 10:18 PM
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Another Mark-Almond Band fan here (not to be confused with the tainted-love-marc-almond ). Haven't listened to them in some time - don't have anything of theirs on CD (vinyl only). Putting this on my list for next trip to the music store! Here's one I always liked...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTqs7_9pyZM




Did this post respark an interest in this great band

Jon Mark and Johnny Almond made a name for themselves in the thriving British blues and rock scenes in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Mark had collaborated with Mick Jagger on the early pop albums of Marianne Faithfull, for whom he had been a band member.

Both Mark and Almond had been members of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and were key contributors on two of Mayall’s biggest albums: Turning Point and Empty Rooms. They left Mayall in 1970 to form Mark-Almond, which became the Mark Almond Band. As one of the first bands to effectively merge rock with jazz, blues, and world beat rhythms, they were several years ahead of acts like Santana and Steely Dan when it came to creating music with such a wide range of styles. Mark, with his smoky jazz cafe vocal style reminiscent of jazz great Chet Baker, made it difficult for the band to cross over into the FM radio market that the aforementioned contemporaries so effectively embraced. Still, they were able to build a sizable and very cult audience for the five or so years they were together.

After the group’s initial success between 1971 and 1973, they disbanded. Mark was in an accident and lost a finger, but he still returned in 1975 with a solo album entitled Songs for a Friend. Mark-Almond reunited in 1976 and continued to write, record and tour for several more years before finally disbanding in the early ‘80s. They did briefly reunite in the mid ‘90s to release two albums, but Almond moved to the Bay Area and Mark established himself as a New Age artist in New Zealand.

This recording was cut for the King Biscuit Flower Hour when the band was promoting their Other People’s Rooms LP, released in 1978. The show ends with a 31-minute medley of Billy Joel’s "New York State Of Mind," and sandwiched in the middle is "The City," which had been the band’s signature closer for years. Another highlight is the Brazilian flavored track, "Lonely Girl.”

http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/dt/mark-almond-concert/20051039-4472.htm l

 

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  posted on 8/12/2008 at 10:29 PM
give the show I posted a listen
 

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  posted on 8/12/2008 at 10:45 PM
Robert Gordon was GREAT. His first two records, "Robert Gordon w/ Link Wray" and "Fresh Fish Special" (also featuring guitarist Link Wray) have been combined into one disc by Raven records. The disc also features nine bonus tracks, twenty-nine tracks total. I can't remember off hand what I paid for this a few years back, but it was cheap at amazon.com. If you love authentic, great rockabilly music, this disc is a MUST have.

 

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  posted on 8/12/2008 at 11:56 PM
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Jon Mark and Jonny Almond were part of the hsitoric John Mayall Album recorded at the Fillmoree East, no drums, just bass, 2 guitars, and Sax. Mayall played keys and harmonica also.

They went on to form Mark/Almond and they had a good run of recordings and tours.


Loved Mark/Almond........cound'nt get into Robert Gordon tho....


Got the Marc-Almond purple LP in the cut outs....one of the best suprises I ever got for 99 cents.
Such a sweet LP, with some class A saxaphone playing on it.

 

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  posted on 8/12/2008 at 11:59 PM
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Another Mark-Almond Band fan here (not to be confused with the tainted-love-marc-almond ). Haven't listened to them in some time - don't have anything of theirs on CD (vinyl only). Putting this on my list for next trip to the music store! Here's one I always liked...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTqs7_9pyZM




man I love that tune, just saw you post,,,,the LP that song is on is great.

 

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  posted on 8/15/2008 at 09:25 AM
How about the group Stoneground

Beginning as a trio from Walnut Creek in the mid-1960s and developing into an elaborate 11 piece traveling communal festival favorite by 1969, Stoneground boasted many great musicians as well as several of the most talented singers of the era, each with a distinctive voice and style. One of the hardest working bands, they took their soulful San Francisco groove around the world, packing countless nightclubs and becoming a ubiquitous presence at North American and European rock festivals. They continued releasing respected albums into the early 1970s, but like so many of their contemporaries, Stoneground was always a band best experienced live, and album sales of their studio recordings reflected this.

In 1974, when this Record Plant performance occurred, Stoneground had regrouped in a more compact form. Tim Barnes assumed the male lead vocal duties and soulful vocalist Annie Sampson remained as one of the female lead singers. They also recruited Jo Baker, the powerful female lead vocalist from the Elvin Bishop Group. Barnes and Sampson also brought in Terry Davis on bass and the talented pianist, Fred Webb to play keyboards. In the drum chair now sat Sammy Piazza, fresh off a several year stint with Hot Tuna. This new stripped down lineup had a rejuvenated sound, not quite as festive as the big band, but tighter and punchier and Baker and Sampson belt it out whether it's soul, rock, blues or rhythm and blues.

This performance, before an intimate audience but going out live over the Bay Area's KSAN radio, proves that Stoneground still had plenty to offer, especially for people looking to party and dance. Although a founder of the band, Tim Barnes was often obscured in the previous formations, but here he comes across as a fluid and engaging guitar player. His lead vocals are more of an acquired taste, but needless to say, Jo Baker and Annie Sampson pack a vocal wallop, trading off or sharing lead vocals on many of the best songs.

These performances are quite engaging, but a few highlights stand out, particularly a smokin' version of "Rock Bottom," containing Webb wailing on organ and one of Barnes' best solos of the set. This is the kind of high energy blues that Jo Baker excelled at in Bishop's band and she delivers the goods. Sampson is equally impressive on "Let's Leave This Town" and on the song she co-wrote with Webb, "There's A Road." Some of the most engaging songs have Sampson and Baker sharing the lead vocal duties, such as the gospel flavored "Do You Hear Me," the soulful rocker "Look My Way" and their energized cover of "Bo Diddley." This set also contains an early version of "I Got A Song," a highlight of their 1976 album Flat Out.

As previously mentioned, Stoneground was always best experienced live and this 1974 Record Plant set is probably the best surviving document of the band during this era. Fans of the larger previous lineups are in for a pleasant surprise and for those unfamiliar with the band, this is an accessible place to start. Longtime Jo Baker fans will also be delighted.

http://concerts.wolfgangsvault.com/dt/stoneground-concert/20052665-6824.htm l

 

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  posted on 8/15/2008 at 12:28 PM
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Robert Gordon. He played a rockabilly style in the late 70s and Link Wray was in his band for a while. Good stuff
So was the legendary Danny Gatton. Their collaborations are hard to find and pricey.

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  posted on 8/15/2008 at 12:45 PM
i heard gordon with link wray when i was in high school - wray was effin incredible. gordon always had top notch guitar players - wray, gatton, chris spedding.
never got into mark-almond other than their mayall stuff. if i remember right jon mark lost a finger in some sort of accident. not sure if he still plays.

 

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  posted on 8/15/2008 at 12:50 PM
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give the show I posted a listen


Thanks Isaac, its happening right now.

Double thanks this is an excellent show about 3/4 through NYSOM/The City

[Edited on 8/15/2008 by Haisija]

 

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  posted on 8/15/2008 at 03:40 PM
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Robert Gordon. He played a rockabilly style in the late 70s and Link Wray was in his band for a while. Good stuff
So was the legendary Danny Gatton. Their collaborations are hard to find and pricey.
The Robert Gordon/Danny Gatton CD to have is "The Humbler". Live show of rockabilly and country rock from the early 80s.

 

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  posted on 8/16/2008 at 10:58 PM
http://www.wagnermusic.com/disco.htm (Impressive list)
Dick Wagner has been a musical force in rock and roll and pop music for more than 40 years. Writing hit songs, producing artists in the studio or demonstrating his virtuosity as a master guitarist, Wagner is known and widely respected by the music industry. The public first took notice of his talent in 1964, when he formed the popular band THE BOSSMEN, whose songs like "Baby Boy" were #1 radio favorites in Michigan. Soon Wagner was writing and producing for many other Michigan bands and the Wagner name was prominent on local record labels. In the late sixties, as Wagner's work became more complex and featured a harder edge, he formed THE FROST, recording three Billboard charted albums and drawing enthusiastic crowds to hear songs like "Mystery Man" and "Rock N' Roll Music."

With hopes of reaching larger audiences, he moved to New York to form URSA MAJOR, a seminal rock band that recorded one album for RCA. The album inspired a generation of rock musicians and is an influence on musicians even today. Wagner's talent captured the attention of LOU REED and he was asked to play on Lou’s European “Berlin” tour in 1973. "Rock N' Roll Animal" was the live album, recorded at the Brooklyn Academy of Music near the end of this tour. This recording was acclaimed by Rolling Stone Magazine, describing it as a "live set featuring the remarkably skillful band led by Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner."

The melodic and soaring guitar work of Wagner garnered him work with some of the best in music during the 1970's and 1980's as he performed or wrote songs for such a diverse range of artists as AEROSMITH, HALL AND OATES, AIR SUPPLY, BURTON CUMMINGS, LOU REED, MEATLOAF, and STEVE PERRY. None of these collaborations were to equal Wagner's highly successful and lengthy alliance with rocker ALICE COOPER. As lead guitarist and Music Director, Dick Wagner helped Cooper become a mainstream artist by co-writing Cooper's biggest chart hits, "Only Women Bleed," "I Never Cry," "You and Me," "How You Gonna See Me Now," and "Welcome To My Nightmare."

With Wagner's studio walls lined with gold and platinum awards, he approached the eighties by writing music inspired by the observant eye of a world traveled artist. His music became more personal and spiritual. From this came the remarkable song "Remember The Child" that painfully illustrates the ills of child abuse. Originally commissioned for the San Antonio Commission on child Abuse, author/lecturer JOHN BRADSHAW discovered the song and chose it as his theme for the Emmy nominated PBS special "Homecoming." It has since become the anthem for tens of thousands who have been scarred by child abuse, and is a catalytic tool used by many therapists in dealing with their patients.

Wagner returned to his home state of Michigan in early 1994 and began performing with his band, DICK WAGNER AND THE SOULS JOURNEY BAND. Choosing to relocate to Phoenix, Arizona in 2004, he formed a new production company with Suzy Michelson and Alex Cyrell, highly successful inventors and entrepreneurs. With the objective of lending his many years of experience to developing extraordinary young talent, Wagner was sought out to produce the brilliant girl singer, "WENSDAY," for his Desert Dreams Production Company. Always a prolific songwriter, he is capable of penning a dozen songs or more each month. He performs solo and with various bands and orchestras with an expansive collection of songs that touch the heart in a myriad of ways. Today Dick Wagner does what he does best. Whether it be rock, blues, country, spiritual, or recovery-related, Wagner's poignant songs continue to detail the essence of life and healing; his guitar work continues to inspire guitarists world wide and his production values recall the era of great songs with great melodies and universally accessible lyrics.

 

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  posted on 8/16/2008 at 11:02 PM
Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter On Stage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHahB3D2HCA&feature=related

 

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  posted on 8/17/2008 at 12:02 AM
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Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter On Stage
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