In The Land Of FREE we still Keep on Rockin'

Plain and Fancy

"I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free"

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Salloom Sinclair And The Mother Bear - Salloom Sinclair And The Mother Bear (1968 us, awesome groovy bluesy folkish psych rock, 2014 korean remaster)



Salloom-Sinclair were the male-female duo of singer-songwriter Roger Salloom and vocalist Robin Sinclair. In 1968, they fronted Salloom, Sinclair & the Mother Bear, who had a Marshall Chess-produced late-'60s psychedelic album on Cadet Concept. Salloom-Sinclair's sole LP (also on Cadet Concept), 1969's Salloom-Sinclair, was recorded in Nashville and produced by esteemed session man Charlie McCoy. Unsurprisingly, the album was country-rock in flavor, unremarkably average save for Sinclair's Janis Joplin-like vocals on the more gospelish and bluesy numbers, and the devious blues-rock-psychedelia of the record's strongest cut, "Animal." 

Salloom-Sinclair and the Mother Bear is very much a 1968 period piece, a mix of blues-rock, psychedelia, and self-consciously hip literary wordplay. The band's most striking feature is the piercing, wavering voice of Robin Sinclair, who at her highest goes into Minnie Riperton-like stratospheres. Her singing is both impressive and, at times, irritating, often bearing a strong resemblance in approach to Janis Joplin's. At its most strident, sometimes, to pull in a more distant and obscure comparison.

The material (largely written, and sometimes sung, by Roger Salloom) is too often stuck in pedestrian aggressive bluesy and Dylan-ish poses, tinged with a little San Francisco psychedelic-styled freakiness. Salloom can really grate, too, when he gets in a Dylan-ish talking-blues state of mind. 
by Richie Unterberger


Tracks
1. Be Born Again - 4:11
2. Conversations With Gentility - 3:16
3. Steals - 4:13
4. Griffin (Robin Sinclair) - 3:41
5. She Kicked Me Out Of The House Last Night - 4:17
6. Florida Blues - 6:43
7. Sitting On A Finger - 3:43
8. Marie La Peau - 8:29
All compositions by Roger Sinclair except track #4

Musicians
*John Bolling - Bass
*Tommy Davis - Guitar
*Phil Montgomery - Drums
*Dick Orvis - Organ, Piano
*Roger Sinclair - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
*Robin Sinclair - Vocals

Free Text
the Free Text

6 comments:

kobilica said...

Thank you so much"MARIOS" for all rare and great albums in the past year.Happy new year with more good music.Cheers...

Davers said...

Marie La Peau was an enduring hit in the early days of freeform radio. It has a lilt, but is dated by its pseudo-hipness and sexism.

Anonymous said...

Somw fine Tracks on,many Thanks for tis Tip!

Anonymous said...

Awesome groovy not goovy bluesy folkish psych rock:)

trend said...

Best place for big pink reissues? Looking for Bobby Doyle - The Bobby Doyle Introductory Offer, thanks

Alexandr Markevich said...

Thanks, Marios.