Thursday, February 20, 2014

Getting Put Through The Mill

The Ray Sisters closed the Tribute to Lou Reed show at the Mill in North Charleston on Valentine's Day 2014. Unfortunately, due to the late start of the event the band had less time than the usual painful hour to drive patrons out of the bar - slightly over 16 minutes (or shorter than the original song). The band for this event included two newcomers and one regular playing a different instrument than at previous shows.

Greg Corbett: vocal, guitar
Kevin Crothers: bass
Matt Butler: drums
Stefan Rogenmoser: keyboard
Issac  Story: guitar
David Vincent: harp
Josh McDowell: guitar

The Ray Sisters - Sister Ray - The Mill 2-14-14

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Going Up In Flamenco

Not just music, but a recorded lecture/guide to the instruments and styles of the music. Informative liner notes concerning the various styles, as well.

Introduction to Flamenco (Columbia 33sx 1179 -1959)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Say Hi to Fi but Goodbye to 10"

This is a lavishly-packaged 1955 demonstration sampler disc from Capitol Records. 1955 is just about the last gasp of the 10" LP era. There are at least two other sets in this same series.
Note - it may be "Hi-Fi" (and it is) but it's not stereo.

High Fidelity Popular Vocals in Full Dimensional Sound (Capitol Records ‎– LAL 9023)

A1 Ella Mae Morse With Dave Cavanaugh's Music 40 Cups Of Coffee
A2 Margaret Whiting With Nelson Riddle And His Orchestra Waltz To The Blues
A3 Encores, The With Billy May And His Orchestra Do You Ever Think Of Me
A4 Yma Sumac With Moises Vivanco And His Peruvians Chuncho (The Forest Creatures)
B1 Les Paul And Mary Ford Vaya Con Dios
B2 Carr-Hops, The With Joe "Fingers" Carr And His Ragtime Band Collegiate
B3 Nat "King" Cole* With Neslon Riddle And His Orchestra Love Is Here To Stay
B4 Gisele Mackenzie With Buddy Cole And His Orchestra Adios

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

With Friends Like These...

Fairly inoffensive Christian folk-pop recorded in a church in Charleston, SC. Honestly, I kind of just posted it because of the terrible album art. I guess I'm just a bad person. But seriously, she has crazy eyes in this drawing.

Greg and Karen - With Their Friends (1978)

1. Friends
2. Charity
3. He Came In Love
4. Create In Me
5. Psalm 139
6. Gloria
7. I Am A Servant

8. Give 'Em All
9. John The Baptist
10. Julie's Song
11. Blest Be The Lord
12. Prayer
13. Fill Me Up