Digging for records.
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Tomorrow is one of those bands that never really became anything legendary or well known. the only real thing they’re credited with was giving Steve Howe his start, who later played with Yes. However, this LP is a wonderful blend of Psychedelic rock with poppy melodies, without being cheesy. It also contains a great cover of Strawberry Fields Forever. definitely something I’d consider a lost gem.
Artist: Blossom Toes
Album: We Are Ever So Clean
Genre: Psychedelic Rock/pop, Baroque pop, Early Prog
Blossom Toes are another band you never hear much about, slightly surprising considering this album tends to show bits and pieces of early prog rock, while their second LP is almost full on Prog Rock. Formed in the UK in 1967, the band only ever put out 2 albums, sadly, none of the members ever went on to become part of any big act, mostly small acts with other musicians. definitely a great album for anyone who likes the Baroque Pop sound.
Folk master Martin Carthy is 72 today…
Photo: Keith Morris, 1972
Worshippers of those faux-trad Brit wannabes never have heard the mighty Richard Thompson.
YES. This is EXACTLY what I’ve been saying to anyone who makes the mistake of even breathing M&S’ name in my presence for the last couple of years. Anything those manicured chart-mongers dish out has existed— in finer form— for decades! Dig what you dig, but don’t praise them for their originality; their chosen road was exceedingly well-paved for them to amble along, gathering their riches and their fame.
Richard Thompson is just one of many pioneers of the British folk revival movement, though he’s arguably one of the most genuinely eloquent, elegant, and exquisite artists of all— I don’t see how one could possibly regret giving him a chance.
“Feelin’ Alright” by Joe Cocker (1969)
In celebration of Joe Cocker’s 69th birthday, here’s his fantastic cover of Dave Mason’s “Feelin’ Alright”— this version originally appeared on the 1969 album With a Little Help From My Friends.
Happy birthday, good sir!
“Anji” by Paul Simon and Eddie Simon (1968)
Paul and his younger, extremely-talented-guitarist of a brother, Eddie, performing Dav(e)y Graham’s “Anji”.
Samuel Murray and Thomas Eakins: Walt Whitman in Camden, PA (1891)
In May of 1891, Murray accompanied the New York sculptor and friend of Eakins, William O’Donovan, to Whitman’s home and photographed Whitman as an aid to O’Donovan’s sculpting the poet: “they took hell’s times in all sorts of posishes,” Whitman groused, but he was excited about this profile portrait, admiring its “audacity” and its “breadth and beauty both,” calling it “an artist’s picture in the best sense.”
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution
Not music-related, but I think that Walt Whitman is, hands-down, one of the most genius writers ever to exist. His poetry is, in the fullest sense of the word, stunning, not to mention extremely lyrical and fluid and honest and almost unbearably lovely. My heart felt to have skipped a beat just to see these gorgeous portraits in my feed.
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Capitol Records Promotional Photo 1967
The Band, Sons of Champlin, Ace of Cups -Bill Graham Concert Poster1969
Lindisfarne - Germany Single 1971
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