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”.

 

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

Ash Ra (Manuel Gottsching)

Happy birthday Phil Ochs (1940), Zal Yanovsky (1944), drummer Lenny White (1949), guitarist Alvin Lee (1944) and Maurice White (EW&F) (1941).

ASH RA (Manuel Gottsching)

CD                BELLE ALLIANCE                                   VIRGIN UK             CDV 2163              1980

1990? 8 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 BELLE ALLIANCE                                   VIRGIN DE             202 284                 1980

1980 8 TRKS stereo LP

SHM-CD       BELLE ALLIANCE (2CD)                        BELLE ANT JPN      BELLE 121914/5   1980

2012 11 TRKS stereo SHM-CD 2CD set

 

CD                BEST OF THE PRIVATE TAPES, THE    PURPLE PYR US     CLP 0299               1998

1998 19 TRKS stereo 2CD

 

CD                BLACKOUTS                                         ARCANGELO JPN   ARC-7192              1977

2008 6 TRKS stereo CD Kami sleeve

LP                 BLACKOUTS                                         VIRGIN DE             25686 XOT            1978

1978 6 TRKS stereo LP

 

CD                CORRELATIONS                                   VIRGIN UK             CDV 2117              1979

1990? 7 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 CORRELATIONS                                   VIRGIN DE             200 431                 1979

1979 7 TRKS stereo LP

 

CD                NEW AGE OF EARTH                           VIRGIN UK             CDV 2080              1977

1990? 4 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 NEW AGE OF EARTH (FR)                   ISADORA FR          ISA 9003                1976

1976 4 TRKS stereo LP

LP                 NEW AGE OF EARTH (UK)                  VIRGIN UK             V 2080                   1977

1977 4 TRKS stereo LP

 

CD                SCHWINGUNGEN                                PURPLE PYR US     1269.2                   1972

1972 3 TRKS Stereo CD US paper sleeve

 

CD                SUNRAIN                                              CAROLINE US        1109.2                   1997

1997 13 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

CD                TROPICAL HEAT                                   NAVIGATOR DE     8909.2                   1991

1991 6 TRKS stereo CD

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.

Gilbert O’Sullivan

Happy birthday Billy Paul (1934), Lou Rawls (1935), Sandy Nelson (1938), John Densmore (of The Doors) (1944), Bette Midler (1945), Jaco Pastorius (1951) and Gilbert O’Sullivan (1946)

I’ll go with Gilby today…

7″                 ALONE AGAIN (NATURALLY)                                      MAM US       MAM 3619       1972

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

LP                 BACK TO FRONT                                                         MAM UK       MAM-SS 502    1972

1972 12 TRKS stereo LP insert

 

CD                BEST OF                                                                       RHINO US     R2 70560         1991

1991 20 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

7″                 CLAIR (PS)                                                                   MAM PORT  EPMAM 1002  1972

1972 4 TRKS EP with pic sleeve

 

7″                 GET DOWN (mono / stereo) (US) promo               MAM US       45-3629-DJ      1973

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo-only

7″                 GET DOWN (PS)                                                         MAM IT         MAM 96           1973

1973 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

LP                 GILBERT O’SULLIVAN                                                 MFP UK         MFP 50399      1974

1974? 12 TRKS stereo LP collection

 

LP                 HIMSELF                                                                      MAM JPN      SLC 518             1974

1974 13 TRKS stereo LP promo

 

LP                 I’M A WRITER, NOT A FIGHTER                                MAM UK       MAMSS 505     1973

1973 10 TRKS stereo LP

 

7″                 OUT OF THE QUESTION / EVERYBODY KNOWS     MAM US       45-3628           1973

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

CD                SOUTHPAW                                                                KITTY JPN      KTCR-1219       1992

1992 12 TRKS stereo CD

 

CD                TOMORROW, TODAY – BEST OF                              KITTY JPN      KTCR-1173       1992

1992 16 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

7″                 WHY, OH WHY, OH WHY (PS)                                  MAM DE       MAM 111         1974

1974 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

Elektra Records 2/71 Sampler LP

Happy birthday Allan Sherman (1924), Dick Clark (1929), (Noel) Paul Stookey (Peter Paul & Mary) (1937), Shuggie Otis (son of Johnny Otis) (1954) and Billy Idol (Generation X) (1955).  Tiny Tim died today, a while back.

At the Buena Park swap meet a few days ago, I bought a reasonably old Elektra Records sampler LP. For $3.-  Dated 2/71 with serial number EK-PROMO-2

Side One

THE NEW SEEKERS – One (The Harry Nilsson song, with Dunbar)

SWAMP DOGG – Creeping Away

DAVID FRYE – The Funnies (from “Radio Free Nixon”)

SIREN – Relaxing with Bonnie Lou (Kevin Coyne, in Siren – 2nd album “Strange Locomotion”)

BREAD – She Was My Lady (from “Manna”)

Side Two

SIREN – The Stride

BREAD – He’s A Good Lad

SWAMP DOGG – Do You Believe

THE NEW SEEKERS – Never Ending Song Of Love

DAVID FRYE – I Did It My Way

Amazing to find this slice of 1971 for sale – at a swap meet no less!  Looks to be 5 new releases from Elektra (US).  Siren was licensed from Dandelion Records in England, but all the others seem to have their origination in Elektra (US).

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