Delta Blues Band - same...plus (1969-70, Dan, late 60`s progressive bluesyrock, Rock-In-Beat CD, single flac + cue, log, artwork)
*** Reviewed by great fellow Adamus67 ***
Has nothing to do with the Delta Blues, but it's danish and great blues rock from the late 60's.
Reissued on CD label Rock-In-Beat in 2001 and completed seven bonuses (all 18 tracks) are worth a special mention. The first bonus track is record DBB 1971. “A nice collection of late '60's early '70's Danish Hippie Acid Blues rock. Featuring the rare single by Hurdy Gurdy (who made a fine album for CBS) two radio recordings from Gasolin, a rare single from Gnags and an entire album from The Delta Blues Band this is rough edged acid rock with plenty of ripping lead guitar.” followers of blues-oriented,the bonus is, in my opinion, are sometimes more interesting than the base material. A great gem!
It is also.... Expected for a good ten years,CD The Swedish edition Flawed Gems of the album remastered 2010 (beautiful sounding!)
Unique and very rare album Danish quartet. The band formed in May 1968, and served under the name of Delta Blues Boogie Band in various music clubs in Copenhagen. In the spring of '69 the band recorded the album in the Danish branch of EMI - LP Parlophone E 062-37038
As in all Scandinavian countries, blues and beat music had become popular in Denmark and came multitude of bands and musicians that made classic versions of these styles, or went beyond composing new music and even mixed it with other music as traditional in their countries. In this collection are classic and Delta blues band, a group that was formed in Copenhagen in 1968 as Delta blues boogie band, this was their only album. A great progressive blues rock effort with superb guitar work (with occasional horns - sax, flute) one of the best late 60s rock records ever to come out of Scandinavia. Delta Blues Band built their sound around the first Beefeaters album and certainly could never be accused of being blues purists. Their influences also included equal parts beat and psychedelia; one track even includes a brass section. Similarities to such bands as Cream, Taste, Love Sculpture, and Cuby & The Blizzards. Thomas and Michael Puggaard-Muller soon after joined up with Robert Lelievere’s group Pan. Other line-up changes followed, leaving Troels Jensen as the only original member in 1972. His later LPs contained more traditional blues-rock and cannot be compared to the 1969 album.
Thank you so much Adam for that effort
Delta Blues Band was originally formed as Delta Blues Boogie Band in may 1968 in Copenhagen. The group was established around Troels Jensen and Thomas Puggaard Muller,who had been the bluegrass-duo Troels & Thomas. Together with Michael Puggaard Muller and Soeren Engel they started to play traditional blues in the small clubs in Copenhagen. In the spring 1969 they got the chance to record an album for the big established record - company E.M.I. and their album was one of the first rock albums using multitrack technique in Denmark. Technique or not the album sold extremely badly. Just after the release of their debut album the brothers Thomas and Michael left the group to form the successful, but very short living group Pan. The next couple of years the group was playing a lot on Festivals and as backing for touring blues people like Sonny Terry, Link Wray, John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley etc., but the group was still underground and had not got their real breakthrough. One of the reasons might had been the constant change of members, so the group never really learned to play together. The group began to sell records,when they recorded "No Overdubs" with the american guitar player Billy Cross. The group had already worked together with Cross, when he visited Denmark in 1974-75 then as Billy Schwartz. In the eighties became Delta Cross Band a very popular live band, not only in Denmark,but on festivals inScandinavia, Germany and the rest of Europe. But all that is history. Here you have the very first album from the Danish blues legends Delta Blues Band.
Hurdy Gurdy started as B.B.Brothers in Copenhagen and had released a terricfic single "Balla Balla/Dont Reply" in 1966. The group more or less split up in march 1967,but reunited as a trio and had in the summer same year a very short period as backing for Peter Belli. This team did not work as Belliwas more to pop and the group was into the new sounds from Hendrix and Cream. Their scottish bass player was thrown out of Denmark because of adrugtrial and the trio renamed them Hurdy Gurdy and moved to England, where they actually had ashort releationship with Donovan and recorded a never published version of "Hurdy Gurdy Man". In 1970 they returned to Denmark and recorded "Tick TockMan/Lend Me Your Wings" for the small independent record label Spectator. Later Hurdy Gurdy was known as the main acid group in Denmark and recorded a highly praised album for CBS in 1971 (released in 1972).
Gnags formed as Those Gnags back in 1966 in Skjern, Jutland. Won the Danish Championship in Beatmusic 1969 and recorded shortly after the extremely rare "Eyes and Ears" single for Jacks Beat Records. This was probably the only record Gnags recorded in English. Became hippie group number one inthe 70s and developed during the 80s and 90s toone of the biggest rock groups in Denmark exspecially known for their great live concerts.
Gasolin are probably the most popular Danish band ever. They was formed in 1969 as a real underground group and appeared on the semi-legendary Thy Festival. In 1970 they made some very rare recordings for Danish Radio, were we have choosen two "Harry The Loverman" and "Speedboss". Like Hurdy Gurdy they made their first single on Spectator records and sold nothing. Two more singles on more established companies like Sonet and CBS did not any better. Their breakthrough came when they made the first album in 1971 in Danish language -which actually included "Harry The Loverman" as "Hey Christoffer"- and in the next eight years they became the biggest group in Danish rock ever. Loved for their funny and suprising Danish lyrics. After Gasolin the lead singer Kim Larsen went solo with a big huge success and he is still around with his current band Kjukken playing new music and great versions of Gasolin songs.
(~ Internet Source) tymemachine
Delta Blues Band - Clouds Covering the Sun 1969
01. The return of the Pink D.F.
02. Clouds covering the sun
03. We've got hard times
04. Shit on my shoes
05. Simple sound
06. You don't know my mind
07. Highway 51
08. Lock me up in jail
09. The King of Denmark
10. Where the water tastes like wine
11. Opus 4
12. Will the circle be unbroken => Delta Blues Band
13. Tick tock man => Hurdy Gurdy
14. Lend me your wings => Hurdy Gurdy
15. I can't talk about it => Gnags
16. Eyes and ears => Gnags
17. Harry the loverman => Gasolin
18. Speedboss => Gasolin
* note - I guess bonus tracks 13-18 have diff. track order on back cover
Delta Blues Band - 1969:
Troels Jensen - guitar, organ, piano, vocals
Thomas Puggaard-Müller - guitar, vocals
Søren Engel - bass, vocals
Michael Puggaard-Müller - drums
+guests on various instruments
Bent Hesselmann, Kjeld Ipsen, Jens Joergen Gjedsted
Hurdy Gurdy - 1970:
Claus Bohling - lead guitar
Jens Marquard Otzen - drums, vocals
Torben Forne - bass
Gnags - 1969:
Jacob Riis Olsen - guitar, vocals
Peter Andreas Gjerluf Nielsen - bass, vocals, harmonica
Johan Gjerluf Nielsen - drums
Ivan Soerensen - organ
Gasolin - 1970:
Kim Larsen - guitar, lead vocal
Franz Beckerlee - lead guitar
Wili Jonsson - bass
Bjoern Uglebjerg - drums
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