Tommy & The True Blue Facts – I’m Back / Who’s Got The Right (1968)
Tommy Faia was a singer guitarist from LA who released this interesting “anti drug” song in ‘68, and although it’s predominantly “acoustic”, it does have a nice hard driving sound to it so I think it merits inclusion here. You can read more about Tommy HERE.
Z.Z. Top – Salt Lick / Miller’s Farm (1969)
Whoa!!!! What the hell is ZZ Top doing in this blog?????? To be perfectly honest, I like ZZ Top, especially their early material before they descended into bearded MTV buffoonery, and you gotta admit they have remained consistent delivering their formula of blues and boogie over 40+ years, but this 45 was recorded before Dusty Hill and Frank Beard joined when it was Billy Gibbons, Lanier Grieg on keyboards, and Dan Mitchell on drums. According to Grieg, he played bass parts on a B-3 organ and Gibbons overdubbed electric bass over it. The results are quite extraordinary as you hear the genesis of their boogie vibe, but the eerie organ gives it a spacey, almost psychedelic feel to it. It was initially released on the local Scat label out of Houston, and later they managed to cut a deal with London after Hill and Beard joined, so I’d assume that this was all they had for recordings at the time they signed their contract. They came out with the “1st Album” a short time later and the rest is history.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Posted by Dan at Saturday, March 02, 2013