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Saturday, September 15, 2012

RY COOPER-rusty evans-Marcus Uzilevsky A FOLK ARTIST

usty Evans who currently tours as a Johnny Cash live band impersonator was doing something similar but way more
obscure in 1965. He was recording under the name Ry Cooder which is obviously an homage or rip off of Ry Cooder. He would have known about Ry from his studio trappings and possibly just from his connections in the folk scene. Rusty did hang with Robert Zimmerman in the Greenwich Village,  well according to Marcus, oh yeah that's Rusty's er, Ry, uh his real name, Marcus Uzilevsky a Jewish artist with strong creative and borrowed leanings.

Rusty worked many a music gig in various styles. He went through the whole Give me A Hammer folk stage, the whole Locomotion Blues thing he is proficient at Rockabilly and what I'm sharing with you is his output in cartoon (very mid 60s kitch) styling (that he inked) of his experience and humoured observations of a growing young adult music industry. This was released in tandem with his Ry Cooper
single on Musicor (1983 / the life game) which is his first foray into garage rock with a real George Orwell bent and a new sound in general.  

See my post in 2010 regarding that single HERE 

After this obscure and blazing single and releasing the Folk Bag cartoon 
there is a silence for around a year and then after some more acid
and who knows what he gathers his crack pot friends that were
ejected from the New Christy Minstrels with him from being too freaky

they formed the DEEP also known as The Freak Scene 
but were initially jokingly named The New Crunchy Monsters.
The DEEP released 'Psychedelic Moods' on Cameo Parkway in the USA
and then as Parkway melted into recession they jumped over to
Columbia and released 'Psychedelic Psoul' under the name the Freak Scene
with essentially the same group he has liquidated and moulded
to this new funky thing (it is said the band also worked behind the concept group the 'Devil's Anvil'.

That is something to really emphasize, practically all of the projects after 1965 Rusty was involved with are concepts realized with a new edge but never extended or toured in the mainstream sense. Was Marcus bored? Or was every company he worked with simply bewildered by his projects he turned in?
Not long after while it seems this was to be temporary all around
Rusty aka Marcus moves to NYC and hooks up with Teddy Randazzo
(in an Interview I had with Rusty he says this happened before the 
Deep but it is clear by recording sessions he mixed up the dates)
and cut some classic Garage acid classics like '5 years ahead of my time' 
recorded by the Third Bardo but written and produced by Rusty.
Lots more about this chain events to come as I have planned for some time
but for now I am sharing his Comic Book 'FROM THE FOLK BAG'

The pages of the Comic were layed out by Jean Hammond(s)  who was part of the Freak Scene
and the Deep.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Bobby Jameson-Songs of Protest Anti Protest-VEE JAY-

LPCD 16/44 torrent now seeding - and mp3* 

LISTEN TO : that's the way this world has got to be PART 2

Bobby Jameson-Chris Lucey-Too Many Mornings-Songs of Protest and Anti Protest-VEE JAY-1970-USA-HHF6837B

These songs are taken from the 1970 5 LP set from VEE JAY

pure vinyl LPCD transfer

All in all a great set and a bonus the inclusion of the
whole LP by Bobby Jameson who initially recorded
which VEE JAY went on to capitalize on a few times
without giving Bob a dime. A certain Chris Ducey
was originally slated to release an album on
the Mira offshot Surrey Records in 1965
but he dropped out due to Mira not being able
to keep up their end legally. Mira had gone and
printed up the album covers and had the song
titles and songs but they could not use them.
The decided to go to the streets and farm
a naiive talented busker hollywood hippie type
and lucked out with Bobby Jameson who was fresh
off a bad trip with another record company in the UK
(recording with the Rolling Stones) and right into
a boiling kettle of fate stew.
He got screwed over so bad, but the album is soo good.
Many great black jazz / soul session musicians back him up on this album
and Bobby sings for his life, going through various styles but still
keeping his theme needed to finish this project.
Just after this he worked with Frank Zappa
did some soundtrack work and a few solo albums
and an odd association with Rastus a band half way across the USA.
For in depth details and a chance to communicate with Bobby
visit one of his Blogs -

His story to this point is heart wrenching and worth it to investigate
if you are under the impression hollywood and the music biz is something to waste your time with. 

above - the original artwork that had to be changed to Chris Lucey
-- yep that's Brian Jones blowing mouth harp, he does not appear in the album

a recent photo of Bobby Jameson 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

49th parallel-BEST OF THE SINGLES VOL1-canada garage rock

This is a collection from the original

The two Maverick singles were pressed in
Canada on Quality records.
They appear on the LP.

The 4 RCA victor session tracks are
stereo mixes from the Birchmount compilation
after they aquired the original tapes in a merger
late 60's.
The singles were originally issued only in MONO.
These tracks are their first 4 releases as
the 49th Parallel.
There's a ton of info on the band on the web,
worth looking into if you like the songs.






Sunday, September 9, 2012

in chase of fire-GIEDRIUS KUPREVICIUS-Ugnies medziokle lithuania 1974

in chase of fire
Ugnies medziokle

GIEDRIUS KUPREVICIUS-C6006572-stereo-lithuanian


freQazoidiac LPCD seeding
mp3 also


< Giedrius at a recent retrospective 

Spawning from the late 60's changes in the Soviet Bloc, out of lithuania comes
a soundtrack that is part of a theatre show, in the vein of the concept of 'Hair'
or 'Jesus Christ Superstar' but this is way more serious and rooted in
 more obscure social movement and possibly more important than the
white washed psychedelic movement of the USA.

The music itself if I was to parellel it to something also from the USA 
would be that of the producer/conductor David Axelrod who also
got very serious with his work in terms of bringing together blatant
but effective Pop textures with technical complex arrangements featuring
full groupings of multiple human voices, strings, woodwinds
brass, synthesizers, piano libretto, blues coda, psychedelic and
Cage inspired explorations and of course Jazz leanings. 
As foundations for songs, Human and environmental 
social issues addressed to and this ties in Axelrod to this lithuanian
movement neatly and enjoyably. 

Giedrius put this together, assembled a fine cast of diverse music talent for this amazing
concept and melding of styles including folk music, classical (with strings, horns, voices)
jazz , funk and acid rock (fuzz guitars, minor key breakdowns).
He had a contemporary at this time who came out of the Classical idiom Lithuania
and that was Imants Kalnins. To me they go hand in hand with this movement.
Kalnins to my knowledge was more prolific with the exploration of melding Acid Rock
textures with Classical Folk themes with his offshoot collaborators Menuets which
have had waves of popularity to this day. But that's another story that I will
touch on in planned future post. 

This superb album spans 2 LPs! I found it late 1990s -  They don't show  up often in Canada! 


From Giedrius' website :
«In 1974 a musical „Ugnies medziokle su varovais» by composer Giedrius Kuprevicius, librettos by Saulius Saltenis and Liudas Jacinevicius, was presented to the audience. Theatre critics appreciated this musical as the first lithuanian musical. This musical was a natural answer to the aesthetical and spiritual needs of then youths, discussing unquestioned statements of the soviet ideology.
According to the musical author Giedrius Kuprevicius „Ugnies medziokle su varovais» can be called the first rock music work of main form which was accepted by soviet government – always suspicious about novelties; and of course rock music and musical genre associated with propagandizing hippy movement of individual freedom, pacifism and disdain of regime.

Duet Swallows, swallows. Singing Gintare Jautakaitė and Arvydas NAVAL FCRA. 1975, O riginal version  
Monica's aria "calm." Singing Jurga Šeduikytė.  
Roland "Ballad". Davy sings  / This song was written specifically for the 2004 erection of the 
The duo's "Swallows" version of the Queen of England's consent Ceremonial Hall in Vilnius 

FULL TRACK LISTING (from CD seems to be arranged different than the LP)

Conductor Aloysius conc. Recorded in 1975, Vilnius Recording Studio. Recording Maël Kondrotas
01 Prologue 
02 Why the Sun goes out? 
03 My Love JULIUS / Arvydas Navalinskas 
04 Theme of Death 
05 Many many words I 
06 I dreamed Roland MONIKA / Amber Jautakaitė 
07 As a small bird ROLANDAS / Lee Kernaghan 
08 In the Station 
09 Say Something 
10 Not marches JULIUS / Arvydas Navalinskas 
11 Minuet 
12 Look away MONIKA / Amber Jautakaitė 
13 Scrimmage at the Station MONIKA / Amber Jautakaitė 
14 Boy stabbed 
15 In the Children's Home JULIUS / Arvydas Navalinskas 
16 Good Night! 
17 Attributes of the Same ROLANDAS / Lee Kernaghan 
18 The Swallows MONIKA & Julia / Amber Jautakaitė & Arvydas Navalinskas  
19 Many many words I 
20 What should I do? MONIKA / Amber Jautakaitė 
21 You say JULIUS / Arvydas Navalinskas 
22 Wedding 
23 The King appointed rendezvous 
24 Feelings ROLANDAS / Lee Kernaghan 
25 To Crawl up ROLANDAS / Lee Kernaghan 
26 Dive into everyday life 
27 Bring Me The Snow MONIKA / Amber Jautakaitė 
28 Quiet in the Ruin MONIKA / Amber Jautakaitė 
29 Monica's Death 
30 The Morning Ash 
31 Live Fire 
32 Epilogue 
33 Post Scriptum: Piano improvisation - solo Giedrius Kuprevičius 

CD bonus track : 34 Bonus: New symphonic version Swallow 

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