Saturday, April 16, 2011
Somebody Help Me/I've Got To Go/Something About You Baby/Danger Zone/How Sweet It Is/The Letter Song/My Prayer/Don't Let Your Left Hand Know/Terrible Way To Treat Your Baby/I Don't Need Nobody/I Can't Let Go Of Your Love/Looking For Someone/Give Me Just A Little More Time/I'm Gonna Be A Man Again/I Can't Let Go Of Your Love (Intro by GRAHAM HALL)/Furry Legs
The Vibrants were a mid 1960s Australian pop rock group that emerged from Bobby James and the Vibrants in Adelaide. They charted with "Something About You Baby" and "My Prayer" as The Vibrants, after their lead singer left the band to form the Bobby James Syndicate. After little further success, they broke up in October 1968, when the group split into two bands, called The Graduate and The New Vibrants.
I've added 2 bonus tracks Furry Legs which was recorded when Bobby James was still in the band in 1965 it's an instrumental so no Bobby James on vocals and a radio excerpt with Graham Hall introducing "Can't Let Go Of Your Love" does ayone know who he is had a search but turned nothing up.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Us/Keep That Same Old Feeling/Von Tempsky/Fire & Rain/That's The Kind Of Love I Got For You/California Dreaming/Porky/Adopted
Another request from Midoztouch also not my rip The 1860 Band sound similar to The Daly Wilson Big Band and the album is quite a pleasant listen so if you like The Daly Wison Big Bad sound you should like this. Nice version of James Taylor's "Fire & Rain" and the other track I like is "That's The Kind Of Love I Got For You". The album was released in 1978.
The 1860 Band were named after the 1860 Tavern in Wellington, where they were the Saturday afternoon resident act. Formed by Rodger Fox (The Rodger Fox Big Band, Quincy Conserve) the band also included Dave Pearson and other Quincy Conserve members Peter Blake, Billy Brown, Geoff Culverwell and Martin Winch (Espresso Guitar).
Clockhouse Shuffle/Wornout Rocker/Thoughts From Venus/Waterlady Song/Letters/The Dolphin Song/Arrow/Ocean - Neon Song/Elouise/At The Beach/Waitress/Castle Gates
Waves was a Kiwi band that released this album in 1975 band members were Graeham Gash, Michael Matthews, Kevin Wildman & David Marshall. This album isn't my rip but have decided to post it as there was a request for it on Midoztouch the requestor mistakenly asked for the album as from Graeham Nash but this is understsandable as the album owes a lot to Crosby,Stills and Nash.
"If I recall correctly, Waves recorded a second album but it was never released - Direction Records went bust prior to its issue. Graeme Gash went solo in the 80's." Quote from detour over at Midoztouch.
Reach Out For The One Who Loves You/Love Enough/Sweat And The Steam/Easy Street/First Thing In The Morning/Let's Go Dancing/Where Are You Girl/This Time Around/Stay With Me/Took My Heart To The Party
Mark Holden was a singer and film actor. He was an original cast member of soap opera The Young Doctors when it began in late 1976. Film roles included Blue Fire Lady and "Newsfront". Mark was the first pop star in the world to originate the lead role in 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' in the first Australian production of the Webber and Rice musical.
He won three Logies and performed for HRH The Prince of Wales at the Sydney Opera House. He hosted the infamous 'Silver Jubilee Countdown' amongst many other Countdown appearances and hostings. In 2007 he has appeared in cameo acting roles on Kath & Kim, NBC's 'The Starter Wife' with Debra Messing and as an Immigration Detention Officer on SBS's Fat Pizza .
Mark was a pop singer in the 1970s, having hits with songs such as Never Gonna Fall in Love Again and making several appearances on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's popular television series Countdown.
Relocating to Los Angeles in 1980 and as a songwriter, he had two Top Ten hits with the Temptations on Motown – ‘Lady Soul’ which is included on the 'Motown Greatest Hits 1972-92 Hitsville USA' CD Compilation and ‘Look What You Started’ which features on the definitive Tempations compilation 'The Emperors Of Soul' .
There were also hits with Tracie Spencer, Joey Lawrence, Will Downing, a #1 dance hit with Kathy Sledge, and over 50 cover recordings of his songs from artists as varied as Belinda Carlisle, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols, The Manhattans, Donnie Osmond, Jose Feliciano, Fleetwood Mac, David Hasselhoff and Branford Marsalis.
He also developed and produced artists including Calvin Klein model and film star Milla Jovovich ('Chaplin', 'Blue Lagoon 2', 'Dazed and Confused', 'The 5th Element'), for EMI Records Group, New York. This led to her debut album; a US Top Ten Post Modern hit, it won critical raves including a 3 star review in Rolling Stone magazine.
For three years Mark worked with David Hasselhoff, producing and coordinating his albums, live promotion and musical projects for television, particularly in Europe where David enjoyed multi-platinum successes including the Top Ten hit in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, ‘Wir Zwei Allein Heut Nacht’ (‘Together alone tonight’) which Mark wrote with David Hasselhoff.
Jeremy Jackson, the actor who played David Hasselhoff's son on Baywatch, was signed to Mark Holden's production company and had two hits in Europe including 'You Can Run' which was Top 5 in Holland.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
6 Foot Under/Give Me Strength/Your Own Business/Dirt Rhodes/Dose Dodge's/ A Gentleman
The passion and charisma of the late great Stevie Ray Vaughan
Michael Smith - Drum Media (March 2003)
Rynsaardt are a powerful, 3 piece progressive blues outfit from Sydney who are fast gaining a reputation as one of the best young bands in the country. The band is known for the crazed, other worldly performances of Jan Rynsaardt (guitar/vocalist for the group) driven by a fat, funky bottom end in the form of Dean Calkin on Bass, and Ekko Gaha, drums. They have a growing following Australia wide and bring a unique, heavy, blues/roots style of music with its own stamp of originality to the stage.
The band Rynsaadt began when Jan Rynsaardt teamed up with bass player Dean Calkin and drummer Ekko Gaha - the three hit it off from the word go. It was obvious from the very first blow that there was a unique energy surrounding the group that each gave to the other. This energy was shared then spat out in a frenzy of fat grooves, twisted and contorted feelings that became the big sound of Rynsaardt as known today. Although it's hard to put a label on the type of music they play, one way to describe it is a blues based band with an eclectic mix of funk, rock and metal. The band considers themselves an original act and hold preference to this though are prone to unleash a variety of red hot covers from legends such as Jimmy Hendrix, Albert King and Muddy Waters.
Rynsaardt have played Bridgetown Blues Fest in W.A, closed the show at the Great Southern Blues and Rockabilly Festival at Narooma N.S.W, shared the stage with INXS and Killing Heidi at the Harley Davidson Open Road 100th Anniversary Tour and, more recently, played two explosive shows at the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival in Byron Bay that left the crowd crying out for more.
Jan Rynsaardt - Vocals, Guitar, Banjo
Dean Calkin - Bass
Ekko Galia - Drums
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Mona /I Don't Mind
Craig McLachlan (born 1 September 1965) first appeared on television in a guest role on the soap Sons and Daughters in late 1986. He then became very well known in 1987 when he landed the role of Henry Ramsay, brother of Kylie Minogue's character Charlene, in Neighbours. Two years later, he defected to a rival show, Home and Away, playing schoolteacher Grant Mitchell.
McLachlan has also had success as a singer, capitalising on his popularity in Neighbours to score Australian and UK hit singles with pop tunes such as his remake of the Bo Diddley song "Mona" (AUS#3 / UK#2, 1990), "Amanda" (AUS#23 / UK#19, 1990), and "On My Own" (AUS#23, 1991).
All I Do/Promised Land
In 1988, Braithwaite recorded and released his comeback album Edge. This LP featured a somewhat more adult contemporary sound than Braithwaite's previous work, and spawned four hit singles that returned him to the Australian singles charts after an absence of nearly a decade. Two of these hits, "As The Days Go By" and "All I Do", were penned by Canadian songwriter Ian Thomas; a third, "One Summer", was a Braithwaite original.
Braithwaite went on to have a number of solo hits in the early 1990s, including the Australian No. 1 "The Horses", a cover of a Rickie Lee Jones recording written by Jones and Walter Becker. He also made his first US chart appearance as a solo artist at No. 47 with the 1991 single "Higher than Hope", a song he co-wrote with Simon Hussey. By the end of 1991, Braithwaite's Rise album had become Australia's biggest selling CD of the year, and Edge had become the best selling album ever released by Sony Music Australia to that time.
Braithwaite then worked alongside Jef Scott, Simon Hussey and James Reyne to create the 1992 album Company of Strangers. Braithwaite sang lead or co-lead vocals on 4 of the album's tracks, including two Australian top 40 singles: "Motor City (I Get Lost)" (#26, 1992) and "Daddy's Gonna Make You A Star" (#35, 1993).
His comeback success was somewhat derailed by a 1992 lawsuit, in which his former managers sued Braithwaite for back payment of fees owing. The suit was successful, and Braithwaite essentially had to give up all the revenue he made from Edge and Rise, as well as a portion of the revenue from his next album, 1993's Taste The Salt. This last-named album was only moderately successful, and after a 1994 'best-of' collection was released, Braithwaite was dropped by his record company. He did not record another album for 12 years.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Oh Boy/Alone Again Naturally
Born in a lumber camp town near Melbourne, Dianna learned to sing at an early age singing at school functions and for her family. At age 16, she became a part of a singing group and she soon opened for top stars like Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. that were touring Australia. It was Frank and Sammy that wanted Dianna to move to America to further her solo career there. She started out becoming a regular on Don McNeill's Breakfast Club TV Show and appeared as a dancer and singer on the Jack Benny TV show. She soon was noticed by conductor Mitch Miller who in 1960 decided to give her a recording contract with Columbia Records and also as a regular on his show Sing Along with Mitch. Dianna released two albums in 1961 and 1962 geared at the pop market but none of these were successful. After Miller's show was cancelled in 1964, she and her new husband Thom McEwen decided to move back to Australia so she could restart her career there.
In 1967, Dianna and her husband moved back to the United States and settled in Nashville so that she could become a country singer. She signed with Dial Records that year, and in early 1968 had her first country chart single with "Lock, Stock, and Teardrops" which was a minor hit only reaching the top 70. It was enough to garner her a major record deal with Dot Records that same year and she released an album which would become her nickname "Miss Country Soul", later released in the UK on Ember Records. The album featured versions of R & B hits like "Hold On To What You Got", "Show Me", and others and also displayed her soulful voice as well. The album drew critical acclaim but the single released "Hold On To What You Got" only reached the top 60. It wasn't until 1970 when Diana first reached the Top 40 on the country charts with her version of Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces" and "Beneath Still Waters" (a decade later a Number 1 hit for Emmylou Harris). Starting in 1972, she started a string of major hits with songs like "We've Got To Work It Out Between Us" (1972), "It Meant Nothing To Me" (1972), and 4 straight Top 20 hits with "Say When" (1973), "It's A Man's World (When You Have A Man Like Mine)" (1973), "When I Get My Hands On You" (1974), and "Lean It All On Me" (1974), which would become her biggest hit reaching #13 on the country charts and a minor pop hit as well nearly breaking into the Top 100.
Dianna continued with ABC/Dot Records in which Dot had absorbed into with two more hits with "If You Wanna Hold On (Hold On To Your Man)" (1974) and "Oh Boy" (1975). These hits would become her last major hits to chart. She continued releasing albums and singles with the label until 1977. She made a brief comeback on the Kari label in 1981 with two minor hits with "This Must Be My Ship" and "Stirrin' Up Feelin's". After this, she and her husband moved back to Australia where she resumed her career there. Today, she is retired from the music business.
Dreaming My Dreams Of You/One Eyed Man
Born in the central Victorian city of Bendigo, Hewett began her career at the age of 12 when she sang with The Esquires at the Bendigo YMCA. During the 1960s she toured Australia with a number of groups including the Laurie Allen Revue. She began her recording career in the early 1970s with the release of her debut single "Superstar" and sef-titled album Colleen Hewett. Cast in the musical Godspell at the original Playbox Theatre in Melbourne, she received a gold record for "Day by Day" (1972), her song from the show. These successes led to her being crowned Queen of Pop two years running. She later achieved two further gold records for "Dreaming My Dreams With You" (1980) and her version of "Wind Beneath My Wings" (1983).
Dreaming My Dreams With You charted at #2 Sydney #1 Melbourne #2 Brisbane #1 Adelaide #1 Perth #34 NZ . Dreaming My Dreams With You appears on the 1983 Self Titled Album while the B-Side is from the 1974 M'Lady album.