John Wetton

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wetton

I will never forget finding Mogul Thrash, before I knew who was in them.  It was a terrible album on RCA UK.

Later, I discovered John Wetton was the bassist of Family, a band I loved very much.  I still think his best work was with Family.

Later still, he joined King Crimson…then Asia…had a solo career…while there are those who favor his K.C. activities, I always loved his work on “Fearless” and “Bandstand”, making my favorite Family 45 “Burlesque”.

 

Kinks, The

Happy birthday Pete Quaife (The Kinks) (1943)!

While I always liked The Kinks’ singles, I never really got behind them in a big way, especially the 1970’s!  But I do enjoy their 60’s albums, for the most part, and I want every one of them that I don’t already have!

7″                 ALL DAY AND ALL OF THE NIGHT                                            PYE UK                 7N 15714         1964

1964 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, Shel Talmy

CD                ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY (US)     REPRISE US         6327.2              1968            1990? 15 TRKS stereo CD

CD                ARTHUR OR THE DECLINE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE           VICTOR JPN        VICP-61000     1969

2000 12 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                 BEST OF THE KINKS, THE (Jpn)                                               PYE JPN               GH-59-Y            1975            1975? 16 TRKS stereo LP collection

7″                 DEDICATED FOLLOWER OF FASHION                                   PYE UK                 7N 17064         1966

1966 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, Shel Talmy, prod.

7″                 DEDICATED KINKS (EP) (PS) re-issue                                   BMG UK              15075V             1965

1965 4 TRKS with pic sleeve, re-issue

CD                FACE TO FACE                                                                          BMG JAPAN        BVCM-37973   1966

2007 21 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, 7 x bonus tracks

7″                 FATHER CHRISTMAS (PS) (US)                                               ARISTA US           AS 0296            1977

1977 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, Xmas

LP                 FILE SERIES, THE                                                                      PRT UK                FILD 001           1977

1977 30 TRKS stereo 2LP collection

LP                 GREATEST HITS! (US)                                                               REPRISE US         RS 6217            1966

1966 10 TRKS stereo LP collection

CD                KINDA KINKS                                                                            BMG JAPAN        BVCM-37971   1965

2007 23 TRKS mono CD kami sleeve, 11 x bonus tracks

CD                KINK KONTROVERSY                                                               VICTOR JPN        VICP-60996     1965

2000 12 TRKS  stereo CD kami sleeve

CD                KINK KRONIKLES, THE – Disc #1 (US)                                    REPRISE US         6454.2              1972

1972 14 TRKS stereo CD, Disc #1 only

CD                KINKS, THE                                                                               VICTOR JPN        VICP-60994     1964

2000 14 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                 KINKS, THE (Collection)                                                         PYE UK                 NPL 18326       1970

1970 25 TRKS mono 2LP collection

7″                 KINKSIZE HITS (EP) (PS) re-issue                                          BMG UK              BMG 15001V   1965

2015 4 TRKS mono 7″ with pic sleeve, re-issue

7″                 KINKSIZE SESSION (EP) (PS) re-issue                                   BMG UK              BMG 15002V   1964

2015 4 TRKS mono 7″ with pic sleeve, re-issue

7″                 KWYET KINKS (EP) (PS) re-issue                                           BMG UK              15074V             1965

1965 4 TRKS with pic sleeve, re-issue

LP                 LIVE KINKS, THE (US)                                                               REPRISE US         RS 6260            1967

1967 9 TRKS stereo LP Live album

7″                 LOLA / BERKELEY MEWS                                                         PYE UK                 7N 17961         1970

1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 LOLA / MINDLESS CHILD OF MOTHERHOOD (US)              REPRISE US         0930                 1970

1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

CD                LOLA VS. POWERMAN AND THE MONEY-GO-ROUND        REPRISE US         6423.2              1970

1990? 14 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 LOLA VS. POWERMAN AND THE MONEY-GO-ROUND        PYE UK                 NSPL 18359     1970

1970 13 TRKS stereo LP

SA-CD          MUSWELL HILLBILLIES (SA-CD) 5.1                                       KOCH US             VEL-SC 79801  1971

2004 14 TRKS stereo / 5.1 SA-CD

7″                 SET ME FREE / I NEED YOU                                                     PYE UK                 7N 15854         1965

1965 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, Shel Talmy, prod.

CD                SOMETHING ELSE (US)                                                            REPRISE US         6279.2              1967

1990? 13 TRKS stereo CD

7″                 SUNNY AFTERNOON / I’M NOT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE       PYE UK                 7N 17125         1966

1966 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, Shel Talmy, prod.

7″                 TIRED OF WAITING FOR YOU / COME ON NOW                PYE UK                 7N 15759         1965

1965 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, Shel Talmy

CD                ULTIMATE COLLECTION, THE                                                 SANCTUARY UK  SANDD 109      2002

2002 44 TRKS stereo 2CD collection, 60’s recordings

7″                 VICTORIA (US) promo                                                            REPRISE US         863                    1968

1968? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

7″                 WATERLOO SUNSET                                                                PYE UK                 7N 17321         1967

1967 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 YOU REALLY GOT ME                                                               REPRISE US         0306                 1964

1964? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 YOU REALLY GOT ME (Live) (EP) (PS) re-issue                    BMG UK              BMG 15006V   1965

2014 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, re-issue, Live record

7″                 YOU REALLY GOT ME re-issue                                               PYE UK                 SANSI 317        1964

1964 2 TRKS no pic sleeve (’04 re-issue)

Colosseum

Happy birthday Phil Spector (1939) and Steve Allen (1921)!

COLOSSEUM

I liked Colosseum for the get-go…bought everything I ever saw…

DVD             BEST OF, THE (DVD-A)                                                             SILVERLINE US               80989               2002

2002 8 TRKS collection DVD-Audio

LP                 COLLECTOR’S COLOSSEUM                                                    ISLAND / BRONZE UK   ILPS 9173         1971

1971 8 TRKS stereo LP collection

LP                 COLLECTOR’S COLOSSEUM (DE)                                            ISLAND / BRONZE DE   85815 IT           1971

1971 8 TRKS stereo LP collection

LP                 COLOSSEUM LIVE                                                                     BRONZE UK                   ICD 1                 1971

1971 6 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album

CD                COLOSSEUM LIVE (2CD)                                                          ESOTERIC UK                 ECLEC 22545   1971

2016 12 TRKS stereo 2cd Live album

LP                 COLOSSEUM LIVE (Jpn)                                                           BRONZE JPN                  YS-2647/8-BZ  1971

1972 6 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album, insert

CD                COMPLETE REUNION CONCERT (DTS-CD)                             MASTERPIECES             MPI 001.2        1994

1994 10 TRKS DTS-CD

CD                DAUGHTER OF TIME                                                                SEQUEL UK                    NEXCD 256       1970

1993 8 TRKS stereo CD

BSCD2          DAUGHTER OF TIME (BSCD2)                                                 WASABI JPN                  WSBAC-0034   1970

2016 9 TRKS stereo BSCD2 kami sleeve, British jazz

LP                 DAUGHTER OF TIME (US)                                                        DUNHILL US                  DSX 50101       1970

1970 8 TRKS stereo LP promo

LP                 GRASS IS GREENER, THE                                                          DUNHILL US                  DS 50079         1970

1970 8 TRKS stereo LP US version

CD                THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU                    SANCTUARY UK            SMQCD 096     1969

2004 14 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU                    FONTANA UK                STL 6510          1969

1969 8 TRKS stereo LP

BSCD2          THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU (BSCD2)     WASABI JPN                  WSBAC-0032   1969

2016 9 TRKS stereo BSCD2 kami sleeve, British jazz

LP                 THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU (US)            DUNHILL US                  DS 50062         1969

1969 6 TRKS stereo LP US version

LP                 THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE SALUTE YOU re-issue     M.O.V. NL                      MOVLP 1684   1969

2016 8 TRKS stereo LP re-issue, single sleeve

CD                VALENTYNE SUITE                                                                     SANCTUARY EU             SMEDD 097      1969

2004 15 TRKS stereo 2CD

LP                 VALENTYNE SUITE                                                                     VERTIGO UK                  VO 1                  1969

1969 7 TRKS stereo LP UK original edition

BSCD2          VALENTYNE SUITE (BSCD2)                                                     WASABI JPN                  WSBAC-0033   1969

2016 7 TRKS stereo BSCD2 kami sleeve, British jazz

7″                 WALKING IN THE PARK (US) promo                                      DUNHILL US                  D-4200             1969

1969 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

DVD             SUPERSHOW (DVD)                                                                 EAGLE ROCK                 EV 30033-9      1969

1969 70m Colosseum, E. Clapton etc.

Robin & Maurice Gibb

Happy birthday Robin and Maurice Gibb (The Bee Gees) (1949)!

GIBB, MAURICE                       SING A RUDE SONG (O.C.)                                    POLYDOR UK    2383 018

LP                                              1970                                                                        1970 15 TRKS stereo LP

 

GIBB, ROBIN                            ANOTHER LONELY NIGHT IN NEW YORK (PS)    POLYDOR JPN  7DM 0098

7″                                              1982                                                                        1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, Bee Gees

GIBB, ROBIN                            HOW OLD ARE YOU?                                             POLYDOR JPN  28MM 0256

LP                                              1983                                                                        1983 10 TRKS stereo LP insert

GIBB, ROBIN                            JULIET (same) (US) (PS) promo                           POLYDOR US    810895.7DJ

7″                                              1983                                                                        1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo

GIBB, ROBIN                            SAVED BY THE BELL (3CD)                                     REPRISE US       R2 549315

CD                                             2015                                                                        2015 63 TRKS stereo 3CD collection

GIBB, ROBIN                            SECRET AGENT                                                        MIRAGE US       90170.1

LP                                              1984                                                                        1984 9 TRKS stereo LP

GIBB, ROBIN                            WALLS HAVE EYES                                                  POLYDOR JPN  28MM 0473

LP                                              1985                                                                        1985 10 TRKS stereo LP insert

The Nice

Happy birthday Davy O’List (guitarist of The Nice and Jet) (1950) and politician Ted Nugent (1948).

Always did enjoy The Nice!

7″                 AMERICA / (same) (US) promo                                               IMMEDIATE US    ZS7 5008       1967            1967? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

CD                ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS                                                           IMMEDIATE JPN   VICP 61203   1968            2000 8 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                 ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS                                                           IMMEDIATE UK    IMSP 020      1968            1968 11 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

LP                 ARS LONGA VITA BREVIS (US)                                                  IMMEDIATE US    Z12 52020    1968            1968 13 TRKS stereo LP

LP                 AUTUMN ’67 – SPRING ’68                                                       CHARISMA UK      CS 1                1972            1973 9 TRKS stereo LP collection

SHM-CD       AUTUMN ’67 – SPRING ’68                                                       CHARISMA JPN     VJCP-98003  1972            2015 11 TRKS stereo SHM-CD collection, kami sleeve, 2 x bonus tracks

LP                 AUTUMN TO SPRING (US)                                                        CHARISMA US      CAS 1              1973            1973 9 TRKS stereo LP collection

7″                 BRANDENBURGER / HAPPY FREUDS                                        IMMEDIATE UK    IM 072           1968            1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 COUNTRY PIE – BRANDENBURG CONCERTO (US) promo     MERCURY US        DJ-274           1970            1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

7″                 COUNTRY PIE / ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE                                 CHARISMA UK      CB 132           1970            1970 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

LP                 ELEGY                                                                                           CHARISMA UK      CAS 1030       1970            1970 4 TRKS stereo LP full size hatter label

SHM-CD       ELEGY                                                                                           CHARISMA JPN     UICY 40152   1971            2015 4 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

LP                 ELEGY (US)                                                                                  MERCURY US        830292.1      1970            1970 4 TRKS stereo LP alt U.S. only cover / packaging

LP                 ELEGY (US) promo                                                                     MERCURY US        SR 61324       1970            1970 4 TRKS stereo LP promo

LP                 EVERYTHING AS NICE AS MOTHER MAKES IT (US)                IMMEDIATE US    IMOCS 102   1969            1969 6 TRKS stereo LP

SHM-CD       FILLMORE EAST 1969                                                                CHARISMA JPN     VJCP 98004   1969            2009 10 TRKS stereo SHM-CD 2CD set, live album

LP                 FIVE BRIDGES                                                                             CHARISMA UK      CAS 1014       1970            1970 5 TRKS stereo LP scroll label

SHM-CD       FIVE BRIDGES                                                                             CHARISMA JPN     UICY 40151   1970            2015 8 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve

CD                NICE, THE (aka EVERYTHING AS NICE AS…)                            LINE DE                  9.00233         1969            1983 6 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 THOUGHTS OF EMERLIST DAVJACK, THE (US)                        IMMEDIATE US    Z12 52004    1967            1967 8 TRKS stereo LP

Tony Williams

Happy birthday Frank Sinatra (1917), Connie Francis (1938), Dionne Warwicke (1941), Mike Pinder (of The Moody Blues) (1942), drummer Tony Williams (1945), Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull drummer) (1946), Jeff Lynne (1947), singer Paul Rodgers (1949) and Sheila E (Escovido) (1959).

I haven’t much ever written about drummer Tony Williams here, so I will do that today.  I thank Universal Japan for re-issuing some CD’s!  He’s also drumming on quite a variety of jazz albums…

CD                ULTIMATE               VERVE US           559704.2        1999

1999 11 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

Above is a US CD that is a collection.

 

CD                COLLECTION, THE  COLUMBIA US  CK 47484        1992

1993 13 TRKS stereo CD collection, ’75 & ’76 recordings

 

This is a US CD that is 2 LP’s on 1 CD.

 

CD                EGO                          POLYDOR JPN   UCCU-90094  1971

2015 9 TRKS stereo CD jazz fusion

 

Universal Japan CD.

 

CD                EMERGENCY!          VERVE JPN         UCCU-5106     1969

2003 8 TRKS stereo CD jazz

 

Universal Japan CD.

 

LP                 LIFETIME                  POLYDOR UK    2482 179        1973

1973? 8 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

A UK LP in the film frame series.

 

CD                TURN IT OVER         POLYDOR JPN   UCCU-90093  1970

2015 10 TRKS stereo CD

 

Universal Japan CD.

John Mayall

Happy birthday John Mayall (1933), Chuck Mangione (1940), Denny Doherty (The Mamas & The Papas) (1941) and Felix Cavlieri (The Rascals) (1944).

I’ve got some John Mayall (I started with “The Turning Point”) and some Mamas & Papas and Rascals.

I don’t think I’ve ever written about John Mayall before, so here goes…most all of his LP’s got issued in the US, and they were in every record store.  I do not now remember how I heard “Turning Point”, but I understood that it was to be his LP to the backlash of LOUD and HEAVY  groups…it is fully acoustic!

CD                BACK TO THE ROOTS                                                                               POLYDOR US      549424.2            1970

2001 26 TRKS stereo 2CD

LP                 BACK TO THE ROOTS (US)                                                                       POLYDOR US      25-3002              1970

1970 18 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album

 

CD                BARE WIRES                                                                                              DERAM EU          820538.2            1968

1988 7 TRKS stereo CD with Dick Heckstall-Smith

LP                 BARE WIRES                                                                                              DECCA UK           SKL 4945             1968

1968 13 TRKS stereo LP

LP                 BARE WIRES (US)                                                                                     LONDON US       PS 537                 1968

1968 13 TRKS stereo LP

 

CD                BEST OF, THE – BLUESBREAKERS                                                             DERAM UK          844785.2            1997

1997 20 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

LP                 BLUES FROM LAUREL CANYON                                                               DECCA UK           SKL 4972             1968

1968 12 TRKS stereo LP

 

LP                 DIARY OF A BAND Vol. 2                                                                         DECCA UK           SKL 4919             1968

1968 7 TRKS stereo LP Live album

 

CD                HARD ROAD, A                                                                                          DECCA UK           9842225             1967

2006 28 TRKS stereo CD

 

7″                 JENNY / PICTURE ON THE WALL promo                                                LONDON US       45-20037           1968

1968? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

CD                JOHN MAYALL PLAYS JOHN MAYALL – LIVE AT KLOOKS KLEEK            DECCA UK           9841779             1965

2006 17 TRKS stereo CD 5 x bonus tracks

LP                 JOHN MAYALL PLAYS JOHN MAYALL mono                                           DECCA UK           LK 4680               1965

1965 12 TRKS mono LP

 

7″                 JOHN MAYALL’S BLUESBREAKERS WITH PAUL BUTTERFIELD (PS)      DECCA UK           DFE-R 8673        1967

1967 4 TRK EP with pic sleeve

 

7″                 OH, PRETTY WOMAN / SUSPICIONS (US)                                             LONDON US       45-20035           1968

1968? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″                 ROOM TO MOVE / SAW MILL GULCH ROAD (DE) (PS)                       POLYDOR DE      59382                 1969

1969 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

LP                 SOMETHING NEW (DE)                                                                           KARUSSELL DE    2499 011            1970

1970? 10 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

7″                 SONNY BOY BLOW / BROKEN WINGS (US)                                          LONDON US       45-LON-20039   1968

1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

LP                 TURNING POINT, THE                                                                              POLYDOR UK      583 571              1969

1969 7 TRKS stereo LP insert

CD                TURNING POINT, THE (US)                                                                      POLYDOR US      549423.2            1970

2001 10 TRKS stereo CD Live, 3 x bonus tracks

 

7″                 WALKING ON SUNSET / LIVING ALONE (US)                                         LONDON US       45-LON-20042   1968

1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

SA-CD          WITH ERIC CLAPTON (SA-CD)                                                                 UNIVERSAL JPN  UIGY-9043          1966

2012 12 TRKS SA-CD Non-hybrid stereo

CD                WITH ERIC CLAPTON (US)                                                                       LONDON US       800086.2            1966

1990? 12 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 WITH ERIC CLAPTON (US) re-issue                                                       LONDON US       LC 50009            1966

1977 12 TRKS stereo LP, re-issue

 

LP                 WORLD OF JOHN MAYALL, THE                                                              DECCA UK           SPA 47                 1969

1969 14 TRKS stereo LP collection

Lee Michaels

Happy birthday Gary Boyle (guitarist of Isotope) (1941), Bev Bevan (of E.L.O.) (1944), keyboard player Lee Michaels (1943) and  Donald “Duck” Dunn (of the Mar Keys) (1941).

I just watched the Stax documentary “Respect Yourself” on DVD, With Donald “Duck” Dunn in it, but today I will discuss briefly Lee Michaels.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Michaels

I remember much discussion at the time, about Frostie & Lee Michaels – friends had seen them live etc.

LP                 5th (UK)                                                                        A&M UK     AMLS 64302   1971

1971 10 TRKS stereo LP

 

CD                COLLECTION                                                                 RHINO US  R2 70374        1992

1992 18 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

7″                 DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN                                 A&M US     1262                1971

1971 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN / (same) promo    A&M US     1262                1971

1971 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

7″                 GOODBYE, GOODBYE / THE WAR                             A&M US     1048                1969

1969 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″                 HEIGHTY HI / WANT MY BABY                                   A&M US     AM-1095        1969

1969? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

LP                 LEE MICHAELS                                                              A&M US     SP 4199          1969

1969 5 TRKS stereo LP

 

LP                 LEE MICHAELS (AUS) (Collection)                             A&M AUS   L 45165/6       1973

1973 19 TRKS stereo 2LP collection

 

LP                 LIVE (DE)                                                                       A&M DE     86725 XDT     1973

1973 12 TRKS stereo 2LP Live album

 

7″                 LOVE / SOUNDING THE SLEEPING promo                A&M US     911                  1969

1969? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

7″                 ROCK ME BABY                                                            A&M US     1448                1973

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

 

LP                 SPACE & FIRST TAKES                                                 A&M US     SP 4336          1972

1972 4 TRKS stereo LP die-cut cover, promo