Nektar “RMTF Part one (German mix)” from RMTF (Bellaphon Records 1973) —Great Brit Prog RockBuy it!
The Four Tops “A Simple Game” from Anthology (Motown) R —Single originally UK only of the Moody Blues song written by Mike PinderBuy it!
Cheryl Dilcher “High” from Butterfly (A & M 1973) —Accompanying herself on six and twelve string acoustic guitar, Cheryl Dilcher produced three albums of her poetic tunes between 1973 and 1977. Unfortunately, she arose on the scene at a time when the popularity of acoustic music was at a lull. Although heBuy it!
Keef Hartley Band “Believe In You” from The Battle of Northwest Six (Wahelia 1969) R —Brit Blues Rock from the former John Mayall drummer Keef HartleyBuy it!
Michael Murphy “Geronimo's Cadillac” (Raven records www.ravenrecords.com.au 1972) —great country folk rock from Michael Murphy's first albumBuy it!
Skip Battin “St. Louis Browns” from Skip Battin (Atlantic 1972) —Mr. Battin later appeared with lineups of the Flying Burrito Brothers and New Riders of the Purple Sage.Buy it!
Golden Earring “I'm Gonna Send My Pidgeons To the Sky” from KBFH 1974 (KBFH Not Released to public) R —A gritty live version from their 1970 self titled albumBuy it!
Poco “Restrain” from A Good Feelin To Know (Epic) —Poco led by Ritchie Furay/ Rusty Young/ Paul Cotton/Timothy Schmitt/George Grantham put out this great heavier album in 72, it should have been huge!Buy it!
DB's “Turn it Loose” from Takin it to the Streets (Warner Brothers) —A great song but the last Tom Johnston song that he would write and sing with the band. Jeff Skunk Baxter (Steely Dan) duals on the guitars with him!Buy it!
CSN&Y “8 Miles High” from St. Louis Arena 2000 (Artists Only!) —A surprise from their first reunion tourBuy it!
Country Joe and the Fish “I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag” from I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag (Vanguard) —I suppose one of the ultimate anti-Veitnam war songBuy it!
Shoot “Mean Customer” from On The Frontier (EMI Records 1973) —a deeper cut from Shoot. Jim McCarty from the Yardbirds sings and is the drummerBuy it!
Elton John “All the Young Girls Love Alice” from Live Under the Arch July 4th, 1982 (self-released 1982) —With his original band, it was a tremendous show!Buy it!
Elliott Randall “Bustin' my Brains” from Randalls Island (Polydor) —Mr. Randall never got huge despite what a great guitar player he was, however he played with Steely Dan on My Old School and with others too. He did the original demo guitar with Pat Benetar on "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" but was not on the final versionBuy it!
Fantasy “Stoned Cowboy” from Fantasy (Black Rills Records) —Stoned Cowboy" is a flat instrumental number where Vincent James DeMeo, Jr. delivers a nice solo on fuzz guitar.Buy it!
Guess Who “Diggin' Yourself” from Flavours (RCA) —Guess Who at their least commercial and jazziest!Buy it!
Guess Who “Hoe Down Time” from Flavors (RCA) —Another cut from a band's who's deep cuts are very underrated.Buy it!
The James Gang “Tend My Garden” from Rides Again (MCA 1970) —the second album recorded in 1969. Rusty Young of Poco, plays on a track too.Buy it!
Fleetwood Mac “Oh Well” from Live in 1969 (self-released) —The original blues band with all the founders, Mick Fleetwood, Jeremy Spencer, Peter Green, Danny Kirwin, and John McvielBuy it!
Traffic “Dealer” from Heaven is in Your Mind (Island 1967) —Jim Capaldi on VocalsBuy it!
Jimmy Buffet “Peanut Butter Conspiracy” from A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean (MCA 1974) —From his first album, a great cynical song that is every bit as good as Margaritaville!Buy it!
The Beatles “Hey Bulldog” from Yellow Submarine CD ALBUM (CAPITOL 1969)Buy it!
Chris Squire “Hold Out You Hand” from Fish Out of Water (Atlantic 1975) —great first solo record from Yes bassist Chris SquireBuy it!
Afrocelt Sound System “Life Begins Again” (Real World Records) —with Robert Plant on vocalsBuy it!
The Nightowls “Time” from One Plus (Rubble 2010) L —local band, Muddy Smith, Steve Miro, Smitty, formerly the Gene Edelen BandBuy it!
# “#” (# #) R —Have a terrific week. Drop me a note on facebook anytime! Mark HykenBuy it!
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