quarta-feira, 28 de julho de 2010

Finnigan & Wood- Crazed Hipsters (1972 Rock Blues and touch Gospel)

ALBUM DO EX-INTREGRANTE DA BANDA "BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY" MIKE FINNIGAN!! O ALBUM É RARÍSSIMO E FOI EDITADO APENAS EM VINIL!! A SONORIDADE É UMA MISTURA DE RYTHM BLUES, BLUES E ROCK & ROLL COM PITADAS GOSPEL E CONTÉM ALGUNS COVERS DE BOB DYLAN E RAY CHARLES!!

O pianista e organista Mike Finnigan era uma figura muito respeitada na comunidade musical de São Francisco!! Comnos meados dos anos 60 com uma banda chamada Mike Finnegan And The Surfs!! Em 1970 Finnegan formou com Gary Burton e o guitarrista Jerry Hahn a "Jerry Hahn Brotherhood", mas lançaram apenas um único álbum auto-intitulado!! Finnegan, em seguida, se juntou ao "Nu Boogaloo Express", um grupo com ex-integrantes do Big Brother And The Holding Company!! Depois esses mesmos caras fundaram a Big Brother e Finnegan se juntou ao line-up em regime de tempo parcial!! Ele aparece tocando no álbum Be A Brother!! O pianista também começou sua carreira solo nesse mesmo ano com três álbuns gravados em sete anos!! Em 1972 gravou "Crazed Hipsters" com o guitarrista Jerry Wood e em 1978 formou Dudek, Finnegan e Krueger com Les Dudek (anteriormente com Boz Scaggs e Steve Miller)!! Eles completaram Sweet Salvation e The Band DFK, antes de Dudek e Finnegan formado Black Rose, um conjunto de soft-rock liderada por Cher!! Finnegan retomaou seu trabalho solo quando essa banda se separou, mas não conseguiu recapturar o perfil que ele gostava nos anos 70!! Ele tem trabalhado com os membros do Crosby, Stills e Nash, durante muitos anos e com Stephen Stills!!
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“Crazed Hipsters” is 10 fantastic tracks that cover genres like Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll and Gospel. The one and only F&W LP is considered by some a perfect record from front to back. Unforgettable covers of classic tunes by Bob Dylan, The Staples Singers, Bobby “Blue” Bland & Ray Charles plus some fabulous originals by Lane Tietgen and Roger Troy.
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Biography
A much-respected figure within San Francisco's music community, pianist/organist Finnegan first attracted attention in the mid-60s leading Mike Finnegan And The Surfs. By the end of the decade he was a pivotal member of the Serfs, a jazz-influenced rock act responsible for Early Bird Cafe. In 1970 Finnegan teamed with former Gary Burton guitarist Jerry Hahn in Jerry Hahn's Brotherhood, but the group's sole, self-titled album failed properly to illustrate their talents. Finnegan then joined Nu Boogaloo Express, a group featuring former members of Big Brother And The Holding Company. When the latter act was re-formed in 1971, Finnegan joined the line-up on a part-time basis. He appears on their album, Be A Brother. The pianist also began his solo career that year. Mike Finnegan And Friends was completed with the help of Muscle Shoals studio musicians David Hood, Barry Beckett and Roger Hawkins. Three accomplished albums followed in the next seven years. In 1972 he recorded Crazed Hipsters with guitarist Jerry Wood and in 1978 formed Dudek, Finnegan And Krueger with Les Dudek (formerly with Boz Scaggs and Steve Miller). They completed Sweet Salvation and The DFK Band, before Dudek and Finnegan formed Black Rose, a soft-rock ensemble fronted by Cher. Finnegan resumed solo work when this act split up, but failed to recapture the profile he enjoyed during the 70s. He has worked with members of Crosby, Stills And Nash for many years and co-sang the Stephen Stills AOR hit "Can't Let Go in 1984. He continues to be sought after for session work, although he has an exceptional voice that is underused.

01. Rock And Roll Show 2:50
02. Highway 5:57
03. Laughing Eyes 2:43
04. Tend To Your Own Business 4:18
05. Hard Times 5:58
06. Lady Lady 2:50
07. Death Letter 5:36
08. My, My, My 4:47
09. Don't Cry No More 2:40
10. Down In The Flood 3:39

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