viernes, 7 de mayo de 2010

VA - Some Other Colours (Jack Dalton & Gary Montgomery Songs Beyond Colours)


VA - Some Other Colours (Jack Dalton & Gary Montgomery Songs Beyond Colours)

Dalton & Montgomery, The Turtles, Nino Tempo & April Stevens, The Committee, The Peppermint Trolley Company, Aorta, The Moon


Hace un montón de años, quien nos hubiera dicho a Jack, a Gary, a tí y a mi, que en 2010 estaríamos aqui, en este medio tan cercano, tan distante y tan anónimo, recordando y celebrando todas estas canciones que han quedado suspendidas en el tiempo y en el espacio. La tuya y la mía, son historias que, por el momento, no vienen a cuento. Pero esta puede ser una buena ocasión para disfrutar de una parte de la de Jack y de la de Gary.

Juntos escribieron, durante unos cuantos años en su juventud, canciones de un sorprendente nivel. Canciones que reflejaban fielmente la evolución musical de los tiempos, y que tenían por común denominador un impecable buen gusto en su construcción melódica y un fuerte poder evocador. Muchas de ellas fueron grabadas por ellos mismos con su principal proyecto, el grupo Cololurs. Otras fueron editadas por otros artistas, como The Turtles, Nino Tempo & April Stevens, The Committee, The Peppermint Trolley Company, Aorta, o The Moon.

Esta recopilación podría bien ser el complemento del fantástico CD de Colours "Love Heals: The Complete Recordings", editado por Now Sounds/Cherry Red en 2008, y que recoge los dos únicos LPs publicados por el grupo de Jack y de Gary ("Colours", 1968 y "Atmosphere", 1969). Aquí, en nuestra recopilación, reunimos la mayor parte de sus canciones no incluídas alli, y que a buen seguro merecen ser también recuperadas y disfrutadas.

Resulta fascinante participar de la evolución de su música. Desde el northern soul-merseybeat de sus primeras grabaciones para la poderosa Motown, al pop multicolor y arrebatador de cuando comenzaban a despegar, hasta los aromas psicodélicos de su etapa final.

Sorprendentemente, apenas se ha hablado de ellos en ninguna parte. Por eso están aquí. Al alcance de unos pocos clicks.



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A bunch of years ago, who would have told us, to Jack, Gary, you and me, that in 2010 we'd be here, in such a close, distant and anonimous media like this one, remembering and celebrating all these songs which have remained suspended in time and space. Yours and mine are stories that, at the moment, are not relevant. But this could be a good moment to enjoy a part of the one of Jack and Gary.

Together, during some years in their youth, they wrote songs of a surprising high level. Songs which were truly reflecting the musical evolution of the times, and which have in common a faultless good taste in their melodic construction and a strong evoking power. Many of them were recorded by themselves with their main project, the band Colours. Other ones were released by other artists, like The Turtles, Nino Tempo & April Stevens, The Committee, The Peppermint Trolley Company, Aorta, or The Moon.

This compilation could well be the complement of the fantastic Colours CD "Love Heals: The Complete Recordings", released by Now Sounds/Cherry Red in 2008, which contains the only two LPs recorded by the band of Jack and Gary ("Colours", 1968 and "Atmosphere", 1969). Here in our comp we're gathering most part of their songs not included there, and which quite surelly also deserve to be recovered and enjoyed.

It's fascinating to participate in the evolution of their music. From the northern soul-merseybeat of their first recordings for the mighty Motown, to the multicoloured and captivating pop of the times when they were starting to take off, and to the psychedelic flavours of their final stage.

Surpisingly, hardly anyone has spoken about them anywhere. That's why they're here. Just a few clicks away.




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12 comentarios:

ge dijo...

looks great! 'Bad Day at Black Rock' stayed in my memory from a couple radio plays in the 60s... grassy Amigo!

Niall dijo...

Your post are few and far between,but when you post it really is worth the wait.....a lot of work has gone into these posts and i am very grateful for that.
Thanks for everything !!

Niall

frumious bandersnatch dijo...

What a fantastic post, once again !! Great idea to gather all those songs not on the Colours LPs, they were truly a gifted songwriting pair.
The recent Colours reissue (on Now Sounds if I'm correct) is a pure masterpiece, and I'm a great fan of The Moon's LPs too (also reissued, but longer ago, On Rev-Ola).
It's great to get a deeper dive in their lesser known work.

Thanks a lot, what can I say more !!!

Travis Brickle dijo...

Hola, he visto que has subido el disco de Isaac Mallory. ¿Sabes si Jim Fairs ha grabado algo despues de su participacion en Cryan Shames? He buscado informacion pero no encuentro nada claro.

Gracias.

Sebastián Paredes dijo...

Seguro que te refieres al disco de Isaac Guillory (muy parecido al "Millenium" Lee Mallory!)

Bueno, pues, con respecto a Jim Fairs, de The Cryan Shames, te copio lo que pone en la web de los Shames(http://www.cryanshames.com):

"Jim fairs was in "Hound Dog Moses", and the following groups after The Cryan' Shames: The Greg Allman Band, Muddy Waters, Pearls Before Swine, and Hezikiah (with Geoff Bryan from "Saturday's Childen").

James recorded with Isaac Guillory in 1973 and produced: the Mama Cass Elliot solo album (co-produced), Ritchie Haven's "1983", Patrick Leonards "Software", and Greg Allmans "Lead Me On".

James composed music for: Chaka Khan (Little Boy Blue), musical score for Key Picture film Modern Rhapsody, Bill Kurtis's A&E Specials : Cold Cases, The American Cowboy, and HD Planet.


He moved to Florida and played in the area, but later returned to Chicago and formed "The Jim Fairs Group" with David Golflies of the Allman Brothers.

James is currently working on music projects with Suzy C and various artists. We did a quick phone interview with James on April 14,1999, and we launched a page for James Fairs. James appeared with The Cryan ' Shames in 1999, 2001 and at their 2002 Evening With Chicago's Gold Concert".

Por lo visto, ningún disco a nombre propio...

Travis Brickle dijo...

Muchas gracias.

Pues que pena, por que sus canciones a la Wilson son excelentes. Que raro verle con Greg Allman o Muddy Waters...

Un saludo

spellbound dijo...

Gran blog.

Saludos.

nick crescendo dijo...

Hi this probably late can you please re-post or if anyone has a track listing at least, it would be mucho appreciate!!

Muchas gracias,
Nick

nick crescendo dijo...

Hi it's a little late but can you please re-up as the link is long gone, or at least a track listing???

Muchas gracia,
Nick

Sebastián Vientos dijo...

Hi Nick. I just closed the blog because of general lack of interest.

It took me a lot of work to do all these postings and too few people seemed to be interested and/or making comments.

Anyway, here's what you're asking for, the track listing of the posting I did, just in case it may be of some interest for you:




VA - Some Other Colours (Jack Dalton & Gary Montgomery Songs Beyond Colours) Ventana Circular - May 2010





01. The Dalton Boys - I've Been Cheated (Henry Cosby/Gary Montgomery/William Stevenson) from VIP 45 25025 A - 1965

02. The Dalton Boys - Something's Bothering You (Gary Montgomery/Jack Dalton/Roy Roberts) from VIP 45 25025 B - 1965

03. The Dalton Boys - Take My Hand (Gary Montgomery/Jack Dalton) from VIP 45 25025 B Promo Only - 1965

04. Dalton & Montgomery - Right Or Wrong (Jack Dalton/Gary Montgomery) previously unreleased demo - 1966

05. Dalton & Montgomery - She´ll Be The One (Jack Dalton/Gary Montgomery) previously unreleased demo - 1966

06. Dalton & Montgomery - She Just Wanted Kisses (Jack Dalton/Gary Montgomery) previously unreleased demo - 1966

07. The Turtles - Makin' My Mind Up (Jack Dalton/Gary Montgomery) from White Whale 45 237 B - 1966 / and White Whale LP 7114 "Happy Together" - 1967

08. Peppermint Trolley Company - Blue Eyes (Jack Dalton/Gary Montgomery) from Acta 45 809 B - 1967

09. Dalton & Montgomery - All At Once (Jack Dalton/Gary Montgomery) from White Whale 45 253 A - 1967

10. Dalton & Montgomery - Tomorrow's Women (Jack Dalton/Gary Montgomery) from White Whale 45 253 B - 1967

11. Dalton & Montgomery - Blackmail (Gary Montgomery/Jack Dalton) previously unreleased - 1967

12. Dalton & Montgomery - Why Shouldn't I Have A Cry Now (Jack Dalton/Gary Montgomery) previously unreleased demo - 1967 / lead vocal by Jack

13. The Commitee - If It Weren't For You (Jack Dalton/Gary Montgomery) from White Whale 45 257 B - 1967

14. Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Alone Alone (Jack Dalton/Gary Montgomery) from White Whale LP 7113 "All Strung Out" - 1968

15. Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Help You To See (Jack Dalton/Gary Montgomery) from White Whale LP 7113 "All Strung Out" - 1968

16. Nino Tempo & April Stevens - Out Of Nowhere (Jack Dalton/Gary Montgomery) from White Whale LP 7113 "All Strung Out" - 1968

17. The Moon - Brother Lou's Love Colony (Gary Montgomery/Jack Dalton) from Imperial LP 12381 "Without Earth" - 1968

18. The Moon - She's On My Mind (Gary Montgomery/Jack Dalton) from Imperial LP 12381 "Without Earth" - 1968

19. Aorta - Catalyptic (Jack Dalton/Gary Montgomery) from Columbia LP 9785 "Aorta" - 1969

20. Gary Montgomery - Deep Feeling (Gary Montgomery) previously unreleased demo - 1970

21. Gary Montgomery - One More Time (Gary Montgomery) previously unreleased home recording - 1972



Thanks for your interest, and good taste indeed! :-)

nick crescendo dijo...

Hi Sebastian,

Thanks ever so much for that track list. Its a shame your blog wasn't more frequented. Would it too much trouble if you emailed me a link to the Compilation as I'm speaking with Jack Dalton for my radio show.

http://www.southernfm.com.au/general/the-purple-haze-archive-complete-listing/

The show will air on March 36 & can post you a podcast link if you're interested.

My email is: kitesarefun@gmail.com

Cheers,
Nick

nick crescendo dijo...

Hopefully that last comment got through with the links to the podcasts, & my email address.

Cheers,
Nick