Sunday, January 14, 2018

Herbie Hancock/Freddie Hubbard/Stanley Turrentine/Ron Carter/Jack DeJohnette/Eric Gale






































Artist:  Herbie Hancock/Freddie Hubbard/Stanley Turrentine/Ron Carter/Jack DeJohnette/Eric Gale  
Origin:  USA
Genre:  Jazz, Jazz Funk

Original line-up:

Herbie Hancock:  Piano
Freddie Hubbard:  Trumpet
Stanley Turrentine:  Saxophone
Ron Carter:  Bass
Jack DeJohnette:  Drums
Eric Gale:  Guitar

Herbie Hancock/Freddie Hubbard/Stanley Turrentine/Ron Carter/Jack DeJohnette/Eric Gale are an American Jazz Supergroup, consisted of Herbie Hancock (Piano), Freddie Hubbard (Trumpet), Stanley Turrentine (Saxophone), Ron Carter (Bass),
Jack Dejohnette (Drums) and Eric Gale (Guitar).














Title:  In Concert, Vol. Two  (2017)
Genre:  Jazz, Jazz Funk
Label:  King Record
Rating:  *****

Tracks:

 1.  Hornets (Chicago)  (9:31)
 2.  Interlude  (1:26)
 3.  Hornets (Detroit)  (9:47)
 4.  Gibraltar  (21:09)

Personnel:

Herbie Hancock:  Piano
Freddie Hubbard:  Trumpet
Stanley Turrentine:  Saxophone
Ron Carter:  Bass
Jack DeJohnette:  Drums
Eric Gale:  Guitar

In Concert, Vol. Two is the live by Herbie Hancock/Freddie Hubbard/Stanley Turrentine/Ron Carter/Jack DeJohnette/Eric Gale, originally released in 1974 by King Record, remastered and reissued on December 6, 2017 by King Record.  This is the special collection for Jazz Collectors.

Eminem

Artist:  Eminem
Birth Name:  Marshall Bruce Mathers III
Born:  October 17, 1972.  St. Joseph, Missouri, USA
Genre:  Rap, Hardcore Rap, Hip Hop
Occupation:  Rapper, Record Producer, Songwriter, Actor
Instruments:  Vocals, Keyboards, Drums, Sampler

Eminem is an American Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer and Actor.  He is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the USA and he has had 10 No. 1 Albums on the Billboard 200 and 5 No. 1 Singles on the Billboard Hot 100, with US sales of 47.4 million albums.  He has sold more than 245 million albums, making him one of the world's best-selling artists.  Rolling Stone Magazine ranked h8m 83rd on its list of 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time, calling him the King Of Hip Hop.














Title:  Revival  (2017)
Genre:  Rap, Hardcore Rap, Hip Hop
Label:  Aftermath, Shady, Interscope
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  Walk On Water (feat. Beyonce)  (5:04)
 2.  Believe  (5:15)
 3.  Chloraseptic (feat. Phresher)  (5:01)
 4.  Untouchable  (6:10)
 5.  River (feat. Ed Sheeran)  (3:41)
 6.  Remind Me (Intro)  (0:26)
 7.  Remind Me  (3:45)
 8.  Revival (Interlude)  (0:52)
 9.  Like Home (feat. Alicia Keys)  (4:05)
10. Bad Husband (feat. X Ambassadors)  (4:48)
11. Tragic Endings (feat. Skylar Grey)  (4:12)
12. Framed  (4:13)
13. Nowhere East (feat. Kehlani)  (4:24)
14. Heat  (4:10)
15. Offended  (5:21)
16. Need Me (feat. Pink)  (4:25)
17. In Your Head  (3:03)
18. Castle  (4:15)
19. Arose  (4:35)

Personnel:

Eminem:  Primary Artist
Beyonce:  on Track 1
Phresher:  on Track 3
Ed Sheeran:  on Track 5
Alicia Keys:  on Track 9
X Ambassadors:  on Track 10
Skylar Grey:  on Track 11
Kehlani:  on Track 13
Pink:  on Track 16

Revival is the ninth studio album by Eminem, released on December 15, 2017 by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, Interscope Records, features guest appearances artists:  Beyonce, Phresher, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, X Ambassadors, Skylar Grey, Kehlani, and Pink.  The album's lead single, "Walk On Water".  The album reached No. 1 on US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums (Billboard) Chart/US Billboard 200 Chart/UK Albums Chart/Swiss Albums Chart/Norwegian Albums Chart/Finnish Albums Chart/Canadian Albums Chart/ Australian Albums Chart.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Montrose







































Artist:  Montrose
Origin:  California, USA
Genre:  Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Original line-up:

Ronnie Montrose:  Guitar
Sammy Hagar:  Vocals
Bill Church:  Bass
Denny Carmassi:  Drums

Montrose was an American Hard Rock Band from California, formed in 1973 by Ronnie Montrose (Guitar), Sammy Hagar (Vocals), Bill Church (Bass) and Denny Carmassi (Drums).













Title:  Montrose (Deluxe Edition)  (2017)
Genre:  Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Label:  Rhino Records
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

Disc 1:

 1.  Rock The Nation  (3:03)
 2.  Bad Motor Scooter  (3:43)
 3.  Space Station #5  (5:17)
 4.  I Don't Want It  (2:59)
 5.  Good Rockin' Tonight  (2:59)
 6.  Rock Candy  (5:05)
 7.  One Thing On My Mind  (3:41)
 8.  Make It Last  (5:33)

Disc 2:  Bonus Tracks:

 1.  One Thing On My Mind (Demo)  (3:41)
 2.  Shoot Us Down (Demo)  (4:32)
 3.  Rock Candy (Demo)  (3:55)
 4.  Good Rockin' Tonight (Demo)  (3:20)
 5.  I Don't Want It (Demo)  (3:07)
 6.  Make It Last (Demo)  (4:06)

Live At KSAN Radio Session Record Plant, Sausalito, CA - April 21, 1973:

 7.  Intro  (0:54)
 8.  Good Rockin' Tonight  (3:55)
 9.  Rock Candy  (4:45)
10. Bad Motor Scooter  (5:01)
11. Shoot Us Down  (4:54)
12. One Thing On My Mind  (3:27)
13. Rock The Nation  (4:55)
14. Make It Last  (6:04)
15. You're Out Of Time  (3:35)
16. Roll Over Beethoven  (4:53)
17. I Don't Want It  (3:55)

Personnel:

Ronnie Montrose:  Guitar
Sammy Hagar:  Lead Vocals
Bill Church:  Bass
Denny Carmassi:  Drums

Montrose is the debut album by Montrose, was released on October 17, 1973 by Warner Bros.  The album marks the recording debut of vocalist Sammy Hagar, who would later achieve international success as a Solo Artist and member of Van Halen.
Deluxe Edition remastered and expanded Edition with Bonus Tracks includes previously unreleased Demo and Live at KSAN Radio Session from 1973.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Osmosis






































Artist:  Osmosis
Origin:  USA
Genre:   Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock, Acid Rock, Jazz Rock

Original line-up:

Bobby Knox:  Vocals
Charlie Mariano:  Saxophone, Flute
Andy Steinborn:  Lead Guitar
Danny Comfort:  Bass
Charlie Bechler:  Keyboards
Lou Peterson:  Drums
Bobby Clark:  Drums, Percussion

Osmosis was an American seven-piece Progress and Jazz Rock Group from Boston, formed in 1970 by Charlies Mariano (Saxophone, Flute), Bobby Knox (Vocals), Andy Steinborn (Guitar), Danny Comfort (Bass), Charlie Bechler (Keyboards), Lou Peterson (Drums) and Bobby Clark (Drums, Percussion).














Title:  Osmosis (Remastered Edition)  (2017)
Genre:   Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Progressive Rock, Acid Rock, Jazz Rock
Label:  Esoteric Recordings
Rating:   ****

Tracks:

 1.  Of War And Peace (In Part)   (1:07)
 2.  Beelzebub  (3:57)
 3.  Thoughts Often Stray  (2:54)
 4.  Sunrise  (2:32)
 5.  Shadows  (3:40)
 6.  Adrift  (4:57)
 7.  Sunlight  (2:36)
 8.  Scorpio Rising  (3:02)
 9.  Please Let Me Go  (4:27)
10. Geoffrey's Tune  (3:45)
11. Of War And Peace (In Full)  (7:23)
12. Sleep, My Love (Epilogue)  (1:55)

Personnel:

Bobby Knox:  Vocals
Charlie Mariano:  Alto & Soprano Saxophone, Flute
Andy Steinborn:  Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Danny Comfort:  Bass
Charlie Bechler:  Keyboards, Melodica, Timpani, Chimes
Lou Peterson:  Drums
Bobby Clark:  Drums, Percussion

Osmosis is the sole album by Osmosis, originally released in 1970 by RCA, remastered and reissued on November 24, 2017 by Esoteric Recordings.  The group arguably becoming one of the first true Progressive bands and can be compared to the work of British groups such as Van Der Graaf Generator, Soft Machine or King Crimson.

Spike


























Artist:  Spike
Birth Name:  Jonathan Gray
Born:  February 4, 1968.  Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Genre:  Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Glam Punk
Occupation:  Singer, Songwriter
Instruments:  Vocals

Spike is an English Blues Rock Singer and Songwriter from Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, best known as frontman of The Quireboys which has released seven studio albums to date, and he released his solo album.















Title:  Blue Eyed Soul plus Live In London  (2016)
Genre:  Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Glam Metal, Glam Punk
Label:  Frankie Gray Records
Rating:   ****

Tracks:

Disc 1:  Blue Eyed Soul:

 1.  Only Want To Give  (3:00)
 2.  Be Here Now  (3:46)
 3.  That's Me  (4:02)
 4.  Thrill Of It  (4:01)
 5.  Not Enough  (4:03)
 6.  I'm Gone  (2:49)
 7.  You Are The One  (4:31)
 8.  Heaven  (3:28)
 9.  Like A Women  (3:05)
10.  Start Cryin'  (4:21)

Personnel:

Spike:  Vocals
Dominique Davalos, Christian Hellman, Jime Wirt:  Bass
Denny Freeman, Steve Council, Alex Kane, Kathy Valentine:  Guitars
Terry Reid, Spike:  Acoustic Guitars
Denny Freeman:  Piano, Hammond B3
Bone, C.J. Eriksson:  Congas
Mike Benedict;  Saxophone
Roy Wiegand:  Trumpet
Steve Williams:  Trombone

Disc 2:  Live In London:

 1.  Only Want To Give  (3:48)
 2.  Be Here Now  (3:26)
 3.  Messenger  (3:24)
 4.  That's Me  (4:45)
 5.  Something Reminds Me Of You  (3:56)
 6.  Feel Like A Woman  (3:57)
 7.  Don't Leave Me This Way  (4:08)
 8.  There She Goes Again  (3:07)
 9.  Baby She Love  (4:32)
10. Bar Fly Crawl  (3:34)
11. You Are The One  (3:26)
12. Seven O'Clock  (4:55)

Personnel:

Spike:  Vocals
Mark McRae:  Gutar
Andy Tolman:  Bass
Adrian Meehan:  Drums
Willy Dowling:  Keyboards
Duncan McKay:  Trumpet
Sam Frank:  Saxophone

Blue Eyed Soul plus Live In London is the reissue solo album of Spike, originally released as a limited pressing in 1998.  This release also includes 12 songs that were released on the "Live In London", recorded at the Borderline, London, released on December 1, 2017 by Frankie Gray Records.  For Fans of Spike & The Quireboys.