Let me thank you first for all the encouraging comments! Sadly they couldn't help me from being rather busy lately. Yet now it seems there's more time for the good ol' vinyl vaults... The Bob Meighan Band's "The Dancer" was a really fine effort and should appeal to anybody into West Coast/Southern Rock. The band apparently recorded the album first on a for a local independent label before re-recording it superbly produced for Columbia. The original "White Album" can be found here on the artist's site.
I actually haven't seen this one around very often. Even on the net there's little or no information abound these guys. They seemed to have made at least one album with ex-Limeliters' Glenn Yarbrough who still tours with a band named Havenstock River Band yet none of them is identical with this original 1971/72 outfit. I somewhere found the description "Rural guitar piano rock, barband sound with Christian concerns." That's about what it is, they would have been well in line with the Capricorn catalogue where they might have been treated with a better production. I found this one on 6070Rock's wish list.
Slack Alice were a quite experienced Pub Rock band from London with strong elements of Blues and Boogie Rock. Alice Spring's voice sometimes sounds like Maggie Bell but the album lacks outstanding guitar work or sounds. Yet it's well worth a listen. More about the band can be learned here.
Another one from a wish list. This one's for Robots for Ronnie. Freeway wasn't actually a band but a project of the rather busy session pianist/organist John Hobbs and the legendary west coast producer/musician Terry Melcher. If you haven't heard of Melcher yet (who was a son of Doris Day) check his biography at Wikipedia. He worked with the Beach Boys, Dylan, The Mamas & Papas to name but a few and was involved with the Manson Family. A very west coasty career yet this effort sounds more like an east coast affair as it is reminiscent of the early Steely Dan. Quite a pleasant album with Mel Collins on sax.
Well, my first post is an Epic album from 1972 that I found on the wish list over at 6070Rock. I guess the best known member of Blue Rose was Terry Furlong of Grass Roots fame. "My impersonal life" went rather big when Three Dog Night recorded the tune. I actually bought the album some years back because Harvey Mandell appears on "I'll never be in love again".
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I was quite happy when I found all those most fascinating music blogs listed below. As I'm actually digitalizing parts of my vinyl collection I thought "Why not share some of the stuff?" I'm not hunting for "firsts" and I guess I'll be too lazy to check all the other blogs so you might encounter some albums you already know...But who knows: another rip another chance. I'll watch out for requests and wish lists to avoid too many repetitions though. Enjoy the music!