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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cat Mother And The All Night Newsboys - Albion Doo Wah (1970 us, impressive jamming country folk classic rock, 2013 issue)



A really compelling second set from Cat Mother and The All Night Newsboys – and quite different than the first! On their Polydor debut, the group had Jimi Hendrix at the production helm – but this time they're taking things on their own, with a feel that's nicely loose and freewheeling – and which really matches the woodsy image of the cover! 

The core mix of guitar and organ is still as tight as before – but it also gets some nice rootsy touches from violin, mandolin, and acoustic guitar – used in ways that echo folk and maybe preface a bit of redneck rock – yet which also have a bit more of a North Cali sort of sensibility in the long run.
Dusty-Groove


Tracks
1. Riff Raff (Bob Smith, Larry Packer, Michael Equine, Roy Michaels) - 5:28
2. Turkish Taffy - 2:58
3. Boonville Massacre - 4:11
4. I Must Be Dreaming - 4:17
5. Last Go Round (Jay Ungar) - 3:20
6. Strike A Match And Light Another (Jay Ungar) - 2:49
7. Been All Around The World (Traditional) - 4:58
8. Good Times (Roy Michaels) - 3:06
9. Albion Doo-Wah (Bob Smith, Jay Ungar, Larry Packer, Michael Equine, Roy Michaels) - 4:14
10.Rise Above It - 3:14
All compositions by Bob Smith except where indicated

Cat Mother And The All Night Newsboys
*Roy Michaels - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
*Michael Equine - Drums, Guitar, Vocals
*Bob Smith - Electric Piano, Organ, Drums, Vocals
*Larry Packer - Lead Guitar , Violin, Mandolin, Vocals
*Jay Ungar - Violin, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals
With
*Paul Johnson - Guitar
*Lyndon Lee Hardy - Vocals

1969  Cat Mother And The All Night News Boys - The Street Giveth And The Street Taketh Away

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14 comments:

angelitotitorito said...

Marios, you always have nice posts to all of us that love the 60's-70's rock. I request you for this group some time ago and now I see their second album here! As always, I have no other thing to do but thank you very much for your splendid work!!

mscmichael said...

Great one! Thanks a lot...

kobilica said...

To me even better than the previous album.Thank you...

Aaron Eel said...

Sounds like the score for the movie SHAFT.

Alexandr said...

Thanks Marios!

Woody said...

Really a fantastic album. Thank you very much.

sensi05 said...

Thanks you so much Marios, you made me really happy!
I'm also searching these two albums:

1972 Cat Mother (Polydor)
1973 Last Chance Dance (Polydor)

can anyone help me?

Bimbo said...

Very Good! An old favorite.
Thanks,
Mike

Marios said...

...new host added....

beardedhead said...

Thanx! Thanx Marios!
I have this and the first and third Cat Mother albums on vinyl. I like them all.

kobilica said...
To me even better than the previous album.

--- For me too

sensi05 said...

I'm also searching these two albums:
1972 Cat Mother (Polydor)
1973 Last Chance Dance (Polydor)
can anyone help me?

---And I'm also searching them in FLAC.

only bizet said...

LAST CHANCE DANCE is on Silverado's Rare Music site:

http://silveradoraremusic.blogspot.com/2014/11/cat-mother-last-dance-chance-1973-us.html

Don't know if it's FLAC. It was posted 2 November 2014 so link should be still active.

Peter Cushing said...

Thank you for another gem of a record.

Michael

Saturday 3rd January 2015 21.32pm

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sensi05 said...

thanks only bizet