Label: Taurus Records - TR 100 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock •
Because I know the Long Long Journey - Enya - Amarantine procedure, and the value of good players and engineers, it took me some time to accept what everyone was telling me: People should hear this stuff.
Midnight Sun If This Is Love Hey You Sweet Angel Confession Big City Blues Looking for Trouble Father Burning House Terminal Truth Midnight Sun Radio Version Don't expect worn out 'Woke up this morning' kind of phrases. On the contrary the lyrics puts today's topics on the line. Arrangements are original with roots in both Chicago and Texas Blues and are delivered by competent musicians with a bold passion for the Blues.
The band members met in to rehearse material for a single blues performance at a local venue. This would only be the first of many future performances. The band has already supported several International artists in the genre and their debut 'Live at The Club' is now available. Common Ground Putting On The Dog Rupture Farms Paws Can't Let Go A War Is Going Down Dirty, Low Down And Bad Hold On To Me Through The Night Am I Wrong Mendelson Joe - Humans Joe's musical career spans four decades; he is a prolific songwriter and a recognized guitar master.
InMr. Joe rescued some derelict paints from the garbage, and tried painting just to see what it was like. A distinct style soon evolved. Today, Mendelson Joe's painting's are internationally recognized as outstanding, unique, examples of contemporary Canadian art. In March Mendelson Joe realized his longtime dream and exited the city of Toronto.
He now resides in a log cabin surrounded by forest in the Almaguin Highlands. True art always stands the test of time so put on the music and dance your dance.
I am fortunate that the featured musicians contributed their time talents and tolerance of my idiosyncratic requests if any in exchange for Joe art paintings.
I thank them all once again. The songs are outgrowths of my flawed existence in pursuit of my truth. Humans repeat their mistakes. I just want to return home. Now, please put Theyll Take Your Pants - Joe Mendelson - Sophisto your dancing shoes. Got Me a Hungry Friendly Cookies Humans Bug Me My Baby's Asleep I Am a Fool Excuse Me Stan the Fan Shepherd's Pie I'm Gonna Die Alcoholics Friendly Song Not Much of a Socialist Bring Me Home A3.
Roll It Over A4. Time Takes Funny Turns A5. Never Comin' Back B2. Half Way Home B3. My Sweet Woman B4. Slow Down Theyll Take Your Pants - Joe Mendelson - Sophisto Will You Be Mine? Stormy Monday B2. What If? Well, luckily for me Doug Cashman stumbled across my short review and was generous enough to provide some of the missing pieces see below.
That's not quite right. I certainly hear Allman-influences, particularly in some of the Cashman-Sadus guitar interplay, but the set's far more diverse than that. With the exception of a mildly-jazzy cover of John Mayall's 'California', the set boasts original material that finds the band taking stabs at conventional boogie 'Down In the Belly'country-rock the pretty ballad 'Driving Me Crazy' lite-jazz 'View from a Mountain Peak' and even Santana-styled Latin rock Spacebuoy - Intoxicated. Cashman and Sadus share vocal duties and they both have pretty good voices.
Judging by the liner notes Sadus apparently died while the album was being made, but between his work and that of guest guitarist Robert John Guziejka who contributed a couple of songs and played with Cashman and Oakley in their garage band daysthere are quite a few tasty lead guitars scattered throughout the set including some Duane Allman-styled runs on 'Good Days' and some jazzy scatting on 'There's No Tellin'. Curiously, at least to my ears the biographical tribute title track is the leas impressive effort.
California John Mayall A2. Security Doug Cashman A5. San Francisco Sunset instrumental Doug Cashman Mendelson Joe - Sophisto Four years later, he formed a bluesy rock band with Toronto guitarist Michael McKenna. They made five albums under the banner Mainline.
InJoe recorded his first of many solo albums. Middle of the Road on GRT label was very much a solo effort, in that he played all the instruments, sang, and wrote the songs. He also became Mendelson Joe. Joe was becoming very skilled at producing his own records.
My Engine Won't Idle A3. The Name of The Game A4. It All Comes Back A5. This Is The Song B2. They'll Take Your Pants B3. The Sophisto B4. Everybody Talks B5. Over the last few years Kenny and Rab have written and recorded albums, recording sometimes at their spriritual home of Abbey Road 2. Their originality Troll - Thorrs Hammer - Dommedagsnatt quality of the honest writing, excellent performances and production create the finished article, which is a real reflection of how timeless pop songs should be.
Unfortunately they did not win this time, but will be back in contention next year. No More The Theyll Take Your Pants - Joe Mendelson - Sophisto Shine a Light Is There Anybody Out There Nobody Knows I Promise You The River