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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jul 30, 2021 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: March 69 2/5 Free, Guess Who,JB, Isleys

March 2/5

FREE - album - TONS OF SOBS - March 14
The first album by the English hard rock band Free, on this one they are still more a blues-rock band .They were all pretty young at this point, but already vocalist Paul Rodgers, and guitarist Paul Kossoff make the band distinctive . They certainly have power .
Here doing Albert Kings’ “The Hunter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8j_lNJkeVg

THE GUESS WHO - album - WHEATFEILD SOUL - March (Can) April 26 (US)
This is the first album of the Burton Cummings - Randy Bachman edition of this Canadian band form Winnipeg . “These Eyes” was released as a single late in 68 in Canada, This nice ballad was different than the harder music they are often associated with . The album is a mixed bag (“Friends of Mine” sounds like the longer doors tracks) , I like the Gordon Lightfoot tribute “Lightfoot”, saluting the Canadian icon. Cool how they build it around his “I’m Not Saying”, and they drop references to his other songs .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GADRQjY9PEQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnfgQiDcbvk&t=11s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlmcx06aiAI


JAMES BROWN - I DON’T WANT NOBODY TO GIVE ME NOTHING (OPEN UP THE DOOR, I’LL GET IT MYELF) - March
James Brown was a very independent man, and to a large extent a self made man . Here he throws his preach on this record . Here is the long version .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_holg85-Sk


ISLEY BROTHERS - IT’S YOUR THING - March
The Isley Brothers released “Shout” in 1959 . They were on several labels thill they landed on Motown ,The scored a hit with “This Old Heart of Mine” in 1966 . They felt (like other 2nd tier Motown acts) that all the attention went to the other male vocal groups (Temptations, The Miracles, Four Tops) . Indeed they did not have another hit thill they left Motown and recorded this funk flavored song,
their biggest success yet #2 Pop, #1 R&B .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vajsXO3Ub-4

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Poster: c-freedom Date: Aug 4, 2021 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: March 69 2/5 Free, Guess Who,JB, Isleys

Hey Dudley,
I like all those bands.
Guess Who had a song in 1970
'Share the Land'
pretty sure that is my favorite idealistic song from back in the day.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLQJ4toj-JY
(Not the same line-up as 69 but what a tune!)
Free-Can't go wrong with Paul Rodgers on vocals.
Swan Song signed Bad Company
and later , much later Jimmy Page toured with Rodgers as the Firm.
James Brown very distinctive. I see him as a Pigpen type character
but way more edgy.
A lotta bands have covered i't's your thing'

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Aug 4, 2021 9:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: March 69 2/5 Free, Guess Who,JB, Isleys

The "Share The Land" is a strong one for them . That early "Best of the Guess Who" is a good way to go . The entire side 2 of the LP is from "Share The Land" .