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Sunday, February 25, 2024

Ned - Ned (1973 us, refreshing soothing melody and harmony, 2023 korean remaster)

Ned four young men who chance brought together in a Harvard dorm in 1969. Rokko Jans and Jeffrey Parsons were attending Harvard while Nick Talantis and Norman Reim were just passing through Boston on their way to Greece. They ended up many-a-night jamming till dawn and as quickly as that plans were changed: Rokko and Jeff forsook the scholarly life and Nick and Norman have yet to make it to Greece. The four have been making music together, off and on, ever sinc

Work in a mellow, pickin', strummin' and grinnin' style more reminiscent of Poco, the Eagles and CSN&Y. Most endearing for their very casualness, whether up tempo pieces or down-to-earth ballads... It is almost impossible to dislike Ned, four smiling long-haired geeks, each holding in his arms an absolutely massive looking dog, in the picture on the back of their first album."
Rolling Stone

Ned has performed throughout the US and Canada since 1969. Very active in concert halls and on college campuses in the early seventies, they opened for a wide variety of acts, including: Sly and the Family Stone, The James Gang, B.B. King, The Supremes, Ramsey Lewis, Rare Earth, B.J. Thomas, Richie Havens, Wilson Pickett, The Dells, The Kinks, Wishbone Ash–-and many more.

1. Feelings To Hide (Jeff Parsons, Nick Talantis, Norman Reim) - 3:43
2. Above The Storm (Alaric Jans, Nick Talantis) - 2:00
3. Rosemary May (And Little Baby Blue Jeans) (Nick Talantis) - 3:38
4. Time (Alaric Jans) - 2:29
5. I Got A Conflict (Nick Talantis, Norman Reim) - 6:45
6. Matinee Movie (Alaric Jans, Nick Talantis, Norman Reim) - 3:17
7. Mississippi Streams (Alaric Jans, Nick Talantis, Norman Reim) - 6:29
8. My Heart Song (Alaric Jans, Nick Talantis) - 3:40
9. I Seen The Glory (Nick Talantis, Norman Reim) - 3:01
10 Home (Alaric Jans, Nick Talantis, Norman Reim) - 3:45

*Norman Reim - Vocals
*Jeff Parsons - Vocals, Guitar 
*Nick Talantis - Vocals, Guitar
*Alaric Jans - Vocals, Keyboards 
*Doug Mazique - Vocals, Bass
*Richie Morales- Drums 
*Paul Hornsby - Organ, Vibraphone
*Tommy Talton - Guitar 
*Sammy Creason- Drums


  1. I forgot to thank you "MARIOS".Never heard about this...

  2. I don't think of myself as a big southern rock fan, but man, that first track is excellent. Thanks, Marios!

  3. Thank you Marios for sharing this little known southern/hippie rock album. I'm glad to have it in lossless quality. Cheers!

  4. Thank you very much for uploading this rare album (despite being originally released on Polydor). I'm not the biggest Southern Rock fan out there but since I'm a rare album seeker, I gave it a couple of listens (on youtube) and it grew on me. It is pretty enjoyable.