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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Ambergris - Ambergris (1970 us, marvelous jazz brass rock with latin shades, 2018 korean remaster)

Ambergris, as it turned out, was a one-shot album from a band formed by Jerry Weiss, who’d played keyboards with the first version of Blood, Sweat and Tears. Leaving before the group recorded the second album, he formed Ambergris and got Steve Cropper of MG’s fame to produce it. It’s not groundbreaking in the way that the first BST album was or in the way that Chicago’s first two albums were. There are hints of Latin influences in some of the tracks, while some of them sound as if they could easily have been lifted from sessions by BST or Chicago. Highlights, from my listening, are “Play On Player” and “Walking on the Water.”

Jimmy Maelen (vocals & percussion) who played with John Lennon, the Jacksons, Talking Heads, Alice Cooper, Marlena Shaw, Jimi Hendrix, Peter Gabriel, Buddy Rich & too many others to mention. Lewis Kahn (trombone / violin) who later played live with Tito Puente. Larry Harlow (piano, organ & percussion) who had previously put out releases on the lauded Fania label and would much later record with the Mars Volta. 

1. Something Happened To Me (Jerry Weiss) - 2:50
2. Play On Player (Calvin Clash, Larry Harlow Kahn) - 3:23
3. Gotta Find Her (Arthur Miller, Jerry Weiss) - 3:54
4. Chocolate Pudding (Arthur Miller) - 4:27
5. Forget It, I Got It (Jimmy Miller, Gary Wright) - 4:20
6. Walking On The Water (Herbert L. Lewis, Fred Lewis) - 5:45
7. Sunday Lady (James Maeulen, Jerry Weiss) - 3:20
8. Home Groan (Jerry Weiss) - 3:14
9. Soul Food (Fred Lewis) - 3:15
10.Endless Night (Jerry Weiss) - 5:27

*Larry Harlow - Piano, Organ, Percussion
*Jerry Weiss - Fender Bass, Piano
*Charlie Camilleri - Lead Trumpet
*Harry Max - Trumpet, String Bass,, Violin
*Jimmy Maeulen - Vocals, Conga Drum
*Billy Shay - Guitar, Harmonica
*Lewis Kahn - Trombone, Violin
*Glenn John Miller - Trombone
*Gil Fields - Drums

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  1. Thanks"MARIOS".Have a nice day...

  2. Thank U Marios to answer my request.
    A very great Lp,I have the vinyl for age and it's a great one.

  3. Εξαιρετικό φίλε Μάριε.
    Θερμές ευχαριστίες.
    (ο Κουνελάρχοντας από τα παλιά!! )

  4. Καλώς μας ξανάρθες αγαπητέ Καρμέλο.

  5. Thanks for 2018 remaster.I'm so happy. (I have two wishes for good and so lttle known artists.)COLDWATER ARMY-Peace 71 Crossroad release 2017 and NEW HEAVENLY BLUE 71 Wounded bird release.Cheers"MARIOS"...

  6. thanks a lot for this and for Ever Green Blues, great albums, my friend, best wishes

  7. Ho il vinile comprato usato solo perché mi aveva colpito la copertina non conoscendo affatto il gruppo e al primo ascolto ho scoperto con gioia che è un disco piacevole un buon disco

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    1. bianca, "Ambergris - Ambergris 1970", fixed...

  9. Just to be a stickler, Jerry Weiss played trumpet and flugelhorn with the original BS&T, not keyboards. Thanks for everything, Marios!

  10. Hello, dear Mario, there is an error: FLAC links lead to album by FELT, not by Ambergis ! Could You repair ?