Cofanetti Pre (Quasi Tutti) E Post Natalizi IV E Ultima Parte. Complete Motown Singles XIIB, Miles Davis Mono Albums, Donny Hathaway, Small Faces, Mike Bloomfield

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Ultima parte dedicata alle uscite di cofanetti di questo scorcio stagionale.

The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 12B: 1972 è l’ultimo volume dedicato all’integrale dei singoli pubblicati dalla etichetta di Berry Gordy negli anni d’oro della soul music. Esce il 10 dicembre per la Hip-o Select/Universal negli Stati Uniti e in alcuni paesi europei, ma probabilmente (anzi quasi certamente) non in Italia, dove verrà pubblicato a metà gennaio. Si tratta di un box da 5 CD e questa è la lista completa dei contenuti:

Disc 71 (Vol. 12B/Disc 1)
1. Your Wonderful Sweet Sweet Love – The Supremes
2. The Wisdom Of Time – The Supremes
3. Green Grow The Lilacs – The Festivals
4. So In Love – The Festivals
5. Green Grow The Lilacs [stereo promo version] – The Festivals
6. What Is Black – Billy Proctor
7. I Can Take It All – Billy Proctor
8. What Is Black [stereo promo version] – Billy Proctor
9. Ben – Michael Jackson
10. You Can Cry On My Shoulder – Michael Jackson
11. That’s How Love Goes – Jermaine Jackson
12. I Lost My Love In The Big City – Jermaine Jackson
13. Duck You Sucker – Jerry Ross Symposium
14. It Happened On A Sunday Morning – Jerry Ross Symposium
15. (It’s The Way) Nature Planned It – Four Tops
16. I’ll Never Change – Four Tops
17. Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love – Odyssey
18. Broken Road – Odyssey
19. The Night – The Four Seasons
20. Sun Country – The Four Seasons
21. Daddy Could Swear, I Declare – Gladys Knight & The Pips
22. Can’t Give It Up No More – Gladys Knight & The Pips

Disc 72 (Vol. 12B/Disc 2)
1. Keep On Running – Stevie Wonder
2. Evil – Stevie Wonder
3. The Morning After – Michelle Aller
4. Spend Some Time Together – Michelle Aller
5. Just Not Gonna Make It – Michelle Aller
6. Walk On, Don’t Look Back – Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
7. Who Is The Leader Of The People – Edwin Starr
8. Don’t Tell Me I’m Crazy – Edwin Starr
9. Who Is The Leader Of The People [stereo promo version] – Edwin Starr
10. Gospel Truth – Bob Babbitt
11. Running Like A Rabbit – Bob Babbitt
12. If You Let Me – Eddie Kendricks
13. Just Memories – Eddie Kendricks
14. I Guess I’ll Miss The Man – The Supremes
15. Over And Over – The Supremes
16. The Good Things (Where Was I When Love Came By) – The Naturals
17. Me And My Brother – The Naturals
18. The Good Things (Where Was I When Love Came By) [stereo promo version] – Naturals
19. I Love Every Little Thing About You – Syreeta
20. Black Maybe – Syreeta

Disc 73 (Vol. 12B/Disc 3)
1. Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone (Vocal) – The Temptations
2. Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone (Instrumental) – The Temptations
3. Corner Of The Sky – The Jackson 5
4. To Know – The Jackson 5
5. Good Time Sally – Rare Earth
6. Love Shines Down – Rare Earth
7. Genius – Valerie Simpson
8. Silly Wasn’t I – Valerie Simpson
9. I Believe I’m Gonna Take This Ride – Valerie Simpson
10. What If – Thelma Houston
11. There Is A God – Thelma Houston
12. Mama I Gotta Brand New Thing (Don’t Say No) – The Undisputed Truth
13. With A Little Help From My Friends – The Undisputed Truth
14. Girl You’re Alright – The Undisputed Truth
15. Girl You’re Alright [stereo promo version] – The Undisputed Truth
16. She Said That – Lesley Gore
17. The Road I Walk – Lesley Gore
18. Spanish Harlem – The Crusaders
19. Papa Hooper’s Barrelhouse Groove – The Crusaders

Disc 74 (Vol. 12B/Disc 4)
1. Superstition – Stevie Wonder
2. You’ve Got It Bad Girl – Stevie Wonder
3. You’ve Got My Mind – Sisters Love
4. Try It You’ll Like It – Sisters Love
5. Songwriter – Repairs
6. Fiddler – Repairs
7. Average People – Bobby Darin
8. Something In Her Love – Bobby Darin
9. Since I Met You There’s No Magic – Celebration
10. The Circle Again – Celebration
11. Come Get This Thang – G.C. Cameron & Willie Hutch
12. My Woman – G.C. Cameron & Willie Hutch
13. Daddy’s Home – Jermaine Jackson
14. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) – Jermaine Jackson
15. I Can’t Stand To See You Cry – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
16. With Your Love Came – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
17. I Can’t Stand To See You Cry [stereo promo version] – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
18. Happy (Love Theme From “Lady Sings The Blues”) – Bobby Darin

Disc 75 (Vol. 12B/Disc 5)
1. Trouble Man – Marvin Gaye
2. Don’t Mess With Mr. T – Marvin Gaye
3. Robot Man – Jay & The Techniques
4. I’ll Be Here – Jay & The Techniques
5. Long Life And Success To The Farmer – Martin & Finley
6. Half Crazed – Martin & Finley
7. Take It Out On Me – Jerry Ross Symposium
8. It’s The Same Old Love – Jerry Ross Symposium
9. Love Ain’t Love (Till You Give It To Somebody) – The Courtships
10. Oops, It Just Slipped Out – The Courtships
11. We’re Gonna Have A Good Time – Rare Earth
12. Would You Like To Come Along – Rare Earth
13. Ballad Of The Unloved – Wolfe
14. Tale Of Two Cities – Wolfe
15. It’s Not The Last Time – Puzzle
16. On With The Show – Puzzle
17. Good Morning Heartache – Diana Ross
18. God Bless The Child – Diana Ross
19. I Want To Come Home For Christmas – Marvin Gaye
20. Christmas In The City – Marvin Gaye
21. Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye) – Gladys Knight & The Pips

Non ci sono molti brani celeberrimi, però Papa Was A Rolling Stone dei Temptations  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hcqs5z0yEl4, Ben di Michael Jackson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD0QGhIk2DQ e Superstition di Stevie Wonder  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDZFf0pm0SE (questa l’hanno vista “solo” 23 milioni persone!), sono degni di nota.

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Altro cofanetto strepitoso per gli amanti della musica soul è quello quadruplo che la Atco-Warner-Rhino ha dedicato alla musica di Donny Hathaway. Si chiama Never My Love: The Anthology ed è stato pubblicato il 12 novembre. Tra l’altro la Warner Music France ne aveva pubblicato nel 2010 uno, altrettanto bello, che si chiamava Someday We’ll All Be Free e conteneva anche una quindicina di inediti. Per chi non lo conosce Hathaway è stato uno dei grandi del soul degli anni ’70 in possesso di una voce ricca di melisma (e di carisma) ci ha lasciati alcuni album fantastici, da solo, dal vivo ed in duetto con Roberta Flack che rivaleggiano come qualità con i dischi di Marvin Gaye o Stevie Wonder,  morto suicida nel 1979, a soli 33 anni, per una “caduta” dalla finestra dell’albergo dove viveva. Il box, in effetti contiene il meglio della sua produzione, con moltissimo materiale inedito, dal vivo e in studio e permette di gustare una voce straordinaria ed un artista anche in grado di sperimentare negli ambiti della musica nera. Questo è il contenuto del box che si dovrebbe recuperare intorno ai 30 euro:

Disc 1: The Life and Music of Donny Hathaway

  1. I Thank You Baby – June & Donnie
  2. Just Another Reason – June & Donnie
  3. The Ghetto – Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqZ2JBVXgpA
  4. The Ghetto – Part 2
  5. Thank You Master (for My Soul) (Promo Edit)
  6. Voices Inside (Everything is Everything)
  7. Tryin’ Times
  8. To Be Young, Gifted and Black
  9. I Believe to My Soul
  10. This Christmas
  11. A Song for You
  12. Magnificent Sanctuary Band
  13. Giving Up
  14. Come Back Charleston Blue – Donny Hathaway with Margie Joseph
  15. Little Ghetto Boy
  16. Valdez in the Country
  17. I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dko6eQl4w2s
  18. Lord Help Me
  19. Come Little Children
  20. Love, Love, Love
  21. Someday We’ll All Be Free
  22. You Were Meant for Me

Disc 1, Track 1 from Curtom single CR 1935, 1969
Disc 1, Track 2 from Curtom single CR 1971, 1972
Disc 1, Tracks 3-9 from Everything is Everything (ATCO SD 33-332, 1970)

  • Disc 1, Tracks 3-4 released as ATCO single 45-6719, 1970
  • Disc 1, Track 5 released on ATCO single 45-6759, 1970

Disc 1, Track 10 from ATCO single 45-6799, 1970
Disc 1, Tracks 11-13 from Donny Hathaway (ATCO SD 33-360, 1971)
Disc 1, Tracks 14-15 from Come Back Charleston Blue: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (ATCO SD-7010, 1972)
Disc 1, Tracks 16-17 and 19-21 from Extension of a Man (ATCO SD-7029, 1973)
Disc 1, Track 18 from ATCO single 45-6903, 1972
Disc 1, Track 22 from The Best of Donny Hathaway (ATCO SD 38-107, 1978)

Disc 2: Studio Recordings *

  1. Never My Love
  2. A Lot of Soul
  3. Let’s Groove
  4. Latin Time
  5. Tally Rand
  6. Memory of Our Love
  7. Sunshine and Showers
  8. After the Dance is Done
  9. Don’t Turn Away
  10. Always the Same
  11. Brown Eyed Lady (Instrumental)
  12. The Sands of Time
  13. ZYXYGY Concerto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_gOwbPgn-s

Disc 2, Tracks 1 and 6 released as ATCO/Rhino single 8122 79667-3, 2013

Disc 3: Live at The Bitter End 1971 *

  1. What’s Going On
  2. Sack Full of Dreams
  3. Little Ghetto Boy
  4. You’ve Got a Friend
  5. Voices Inside (Everything is Everything)
  6. He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
  7. Jealous Guy
  8. I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know
  9. Hey Girl
  10. The Ghetto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1vDEJ7R3Rc

Disc 4: Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway Duets http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFE1D_KceJ0

  1. I (Who Have Nothing)
  2. You’ve Got a Friend http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRDYYFyAYVg
  3. Baby I Love You
  4. Be Real Black for Me
  5. You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling
  6. For All We Know
  7. Where is the Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcHPNUN-U8E
  8. When Love Has Grown
  9. Come Ye Disconsolate
  10. Mood
  11. The Closer I Get to You
  12. You Are My Heaven
  13. Back Together Again 

Disc 1, Tracks 1-10 released as Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (Atlantic SD-7216, 1972)
Disc 1, Track 11 from Blue Lights in the Basement (Atlantic SD-19149, 1977)
Disc 1, Tracks 12-13 from Roberta Flack Featuring Donny Hathaway (Atlantic SD-16013, 1980)

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Se vi volete comprare per la miliardesima volta le stesse cose (ma nella versione mono) la Columbia Legacy ha pubblicato questo Miles Davis The Original Mono Recordings il 12 novembre, sono 9 CD, senza bonus o altro, però si tratta di alcuni dei capolavori assoluti della musica Jazz del 20° secolo:

  • ‘Round About Midnight (1957)
  • Miles Ahead (1957)
  • Milestones (1958)
  • Jazz Track (1959)
  • Porgy and Bess (1959)
  • Kind of Blue (1959)
  • Sketches of Spain (1960)
  • Someday My Prince Will Come (1961)
  • Miles & Monk at Newport (1964)

Perchè in mono non lo so, visto che la CBS Columbia registrava ottimamente in stereo jazz e classica già dalla prima metà degli anni ’50. Forse una sofisticata forma di purismo, chi lo sa? Comunque sono bellissimi e costano relativamente poco.

Per finire due cofanetti che usciranno nel 2014.

small faces here comes the nice

Ennesimo cofanetto mega dedicato agli Small Faces, si chiamerà Here Come The Nice: Immediate Years 1967-1969, tiratura limitata di 3.000 copie, si può prenotare in esclusiva su Amazon.com negli Stati Uniti e Burning Shed in Inghilterra, pubblicato dalla Charly (che già aveva dedicato un ottimo box al gruppo negli anni ’90, The Immediate Years,il  titolo più o meno è quello, 4 CD, anche il contenuto ha varie tracce in comune, lo so perché lo possiedo, è questo che vedete qui sotto):

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che peraltro, un po’ a fatica, si trova ancora, e costa molto meno di quello nuovo (che comunque come riporta la tracklist ha molte versioni alternative e inedite rispetto al cofanetto più vecchio, oltre a tutto il materiale non discografico, memorabilia si chiama), in uscita il 28 gennaio del 2014, che costerà un pacco di soldi, intorno ai 150 euro e con questo contenuto:

Track listing

Disc 1: Small Faces Singles Worldwide As Bs & EPs:  

  • 1. Here Come the Nice
  • 2. Talk To You
  • 3. (Tell Me) Have Youe Ever Seen Me
  • 4. Something I Want To Tell You
  • 5. Get Yourself Together
  • 6. Become Like You
  • 7. Green Circles
  • 8. Eddie’s Dreaming (b-side edit)
  • 9. Itchycoo Park
  • 10. I’m Only Dreaming
  • 11. Tin Soldier
  • 12. I Feel Much Better
  • 13. Lazy Sunday
  • 14. Rollin’ Over (Part II of Happiness Stan)
  • 15. Mad John (single version)
  • 16. The Journey (single version)
  • 17. The Universal
  • 18. Donkey Rides, A Penny A Glass (single version)
  • 19. Afterglow of Your Love (single version)
  • 20. Wham Bam Thank You Mam

Original Immediate single versions. Taken from original mono master tapes.

Disc 2: Small Faces In The Studio – Olympic, IBC & Trident Sessions – Part 1: 

  • 1. Shades of Green (take 4 instrumental)
  • 2. Green Circles (take 1)
  • 3. Green Circles (take 1 alt – mix 1)
  • 4. Anything (tracking session)
  • 5. Anything (backing track)
  • 6. Show Me The Way (stripped down mix)
  • 7. Wit Art Yer (tracking session)
  • 8. Wit Art Yer (backing track)
  • 9. I Can’t Make It (alt mix)
  • 10. Doolally (tracking session)
  • 11. What’s It Called? (overdub session)
  • 12. Call It Something Nice (take 9)
  • 13. Wide Eyed Girl (take 2)
  • 14. Wide Eyed Girl on the Wall (alt mix)
  • 15. Donkey Rides, A Penny A Glass (stripped down mix)
  • 16. Red Balloon With a Blue Surprise (take 5)
  • 17. Red Balloon (alt mix)
  • 18. Saieide Mamoon (tracking session)

All tracks previously unreleased versions. Taken from original studio multitrack and session master tapes.

Disc 3: Small Faces In The Studio – Olympic, IBC & Trident Sessions – Part 2:

  • 1. Wham Bam Thank You Mam (alt mix)
  • 2. I Can’t Make It (stripped down mix)
  • 3. This Feeling of Spring (take 1)
  • 4. All Our Yesterdays (backing track)
  • 5. Talk To You (alt mix)
  • 6. Mind the Doors Please (instrumental)
  • 7. Things Are Going To Get Better (stripped down mix)
  • 8. Mad John (tracking session)
  • 9. A Collibosher (take 4)
  • 10. Lazy Sunday Afternoon (early mix)
  • 11. Jack (backing track)
  • 12. Fred (backing track)
  • 13. Red Balloon (stripped down mix)
  • 14. Kolomodelomo (take 1)
  • 15. Donkey Rides, A Penny A Glass (alt mix)
  • 16. Jenny’s Song (take 2)

All tracks previously unreleased versions. Taken from original studio multitrack and session master tapes.

Disc  4: Alternate Small Faces Outtakes & In Concert: 

  • 1. Itchycoo Park (take 1, stereo mix)
  • 2. Here Come The Nice (take 1, stereo mix)
  • 3. I’m Only Dreaming (take 1, stereo mix)
  • 4. Don’t Burst My Bubble
  • 5. I Feel Much Better
  • 6. Green Circles (take 1 – Italian version)*
  • 7. Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (alt mix)*
  • 8. Piccanniny (alt mix)
  • 9. Get Yourself Together (alt mix)*
  • 10. Eddie’s Dreaming (take 2 – alt mix)*
  • 11. (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me (take 2 – alt mix)*
  • 12. Up the Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire (US alt mix)*
  • 13. Afterglow of Your Love (alt single version)*
  • 14. (If You Think You’re) Groovy (The Lot version – PP Arnold & Small Faces)
  • 15. Me You & Us Too
  • 16. The Universal (take 1, stereo mix)
  • 17. Rollin’ Over (live)
  • 18. If I Were A Carpenter (live)
  • 19. Every Little Bit Hurts (live)
  • 20. All Or Nothing (live)
  • 21. Tin Soldier (live)

All tracks rare or * previously unreleased versions. Taken from original studio and session master tapes. Live tracks recorded at Newcastle City Hall 18 November 1968. Taken from Pye Studios master tape, pitch and speed corrected.

Vinyl seven-inch #1: Small Faces Album Sampler – One-sided promo single – Excerpts From The Small Faces L.P. (mono)

  • The original 7″ vinyl was issued as a promotional single for the debut Immediate album. Featuring excepts from Get Yourself Together, Green Circles, Talk To You, All Our Yesterdays, Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire with DJ Tommy Vance announcements, the original vinyl has gone on to become the rarest Small Faces single amongst collectors.

Vinyl seven-inch #2: Here Come The Nice – French E.P.

  • Here Come The Nice (mono) – This is the same performance as the regular ‘Here Come The Nice’ mixed to mono but similar to other releases at the time, was subjected to varispeed so plays slightly faster.
  • • Talk To You (mono)
  • • Become Like You (mono)
  • • Get Yourself Together (mono)

Vinyl seven-inch #3: Itchycoo Park – French E.P.

  • • Itchycoo Park (mono)
  • • I’m Onky Dreaming (mono)
  • • Green Circles (mono)
  • • Eddie’s Dreaming (mono)

Vinyl seven-inch #4: Replica acetate: “Mystery…”

  • Intended to be a single, a handful of acetates of Mystery were produced for the band and Andrew Loog Oldham to check the mix. For unknown reasons, the single wasn’t released, and Ronnie went back into Olympic to record a new vocal during April 1967 for the newly entitled Something I Want To Tell You. This is a replica of the acetate delivered to Andrew Loog Oldham back in 1967.

I CD sempre quattro sono ma il contenuto cambia, però…non se ne può più, per me!

mike-bloomfield-box

Per finire parliamo di questo cofanetto dedicato al grande Michael Bloomfield, annunciato per la Sony Legacy in uscita il 4 febbraio 2014, conterrà 3 CD + 1 DVD, visto che è stata resa pubblica la lista dei contenuti (anche con alcune rarità assolute registrate con Bob Dylan): titolo From His Head To His Heart To His Hands, dovrebbe essere il documento definitivo su uno dei più grandi chitarristi americani della storia del rock e del blues (purtroppo anche lui con una storia con un finale tragico, dopo molti anni “difficili”, morto per una probabile overdose nel 1981, quando aveva 37 anni e il sottoscritto che lo ha visto in quel periodo lo ricorda veramente come l’ombra di sè stesso). 46 canzoni sui tre CD con dodici brani inediti e un DVD Sweet Blues, che è la storia della sua vita e delle sue passioni musicali. Ecco la tracklist con i tre dischetti divisi per “argomenti”:

CD1 – ROOTS

  1. I’m a Country Boy 2:45*
  2. Judge, Judge 2:03*
  3. Hammond’s Rag 2:09*
  4. I’ve Got You in the Palm of My Hand 2:26
  5. I’ve Got My Mojo Workin’ 2:36
  6. Like a Rolling Stone (Instrumental) 6:35* – performed by Bob Dylan
  7. Tombstone Blues (Alternate Chambers Brothers Version) 5:58* – performed by Bob Dylan
  8. Michael Speaks About Paul Butterfield 0:39
  9. Born in Chicago 3:05 – performed by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  10. Blues with a Feeling 4:23 – performed by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  11. East-West 13:12 – performed by The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  12. Killing Floor 3:51 – performed by The Electric Flag
  13. Texas 4:47 – performed by The Electric Flag
  14. Susie’s Shuffle (Live Jam) 3:42* – performed by The Electric Flag
  15. Just a Little Something (Live) 3:22* – performed by The Electric Flag
  16. Easy Rider 0:47 – performed by The Electric Flag

CD2 – JAMS

  1. Albert’s Shuffle 6:55
  2. Stop 4:17
  3. His Holy Modal Majesty 7:17
  4. Opening Speech (Live) 1:23
  5. 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy) (Live) Hybrid Edit 5:39*
  6. Don’t Throw Your Love on Me So Strong (Live) 7:49
  7. Santana Clause (Live) 4:41*
  8. The Weight (Live) 4:08
  9. Opening Speech (Live) 1:27
  10. One Way Out (Live) 4:17
  11. Her Holy Modal Highness (Live) 6:09
  12. Fat Grey Cloud (Live) 4:30
  13. Mary Ann (Live) 5:19
  14. That’s All Right (Live) 3:42

CD3 – LAST LICKS

  1. I’m Glad I’m Jewish (Live) 3:15
  2. Men’s Room – Spoken Word Segment from McCabe’s (Live) 0:51
  3. Don’t You Lie to Me (Live) 3:09
  4. Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had (Live) 3:04 – performed by Muddy Waters
  5. Gypsy Good Time (Live) 4:29
  6. One Good Man 4:02 – performed by Janis Joplin
  7. It’s About Time (Live) 5:15
  8. Carmelita Skiffle (Live) 2:53
  9. Darktown Strutters Ball (Live) 3:56
  10. Don’t Think About It Baby 3:31
  11. Jockey Blues/Old Folks Boogie (Live) 3:15
  12. A-Flat Boogaloo (Live) 3:55
  13. Glamour Girl (Live) 8:02*
  14. Spoken Intro – Bob Dylan (Live) 2:02*
  15. The Groom’s Still Waiting at the Altar (Live) 5:50* – performed by Bob Dylan
  16. Hymn Time (Live Excerpt) 1:53

(*) denotes previously unreleased track

DVD – Sweet Blues: A Film About Michael Bloomfield

  • A Ravin’ Film. Directed by Bob Sarles. Produced and Edited by Bob Sarles and Christina Keating. Director of photography: Ted Leyhe. Producers: Ted Leyhe, Larry Milburn & Bruce Schmiechen.

That’s all folks, alla prossima!

Bruno Conti

 

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