My Generation of Sun. 14 & Mon. 15 June: Psychedelic Byrds and Buffalos * Steve Ellis & Cow * Jamul

Psychedelic Byrds and Buffalos * Steve Ellis & Cow: new single * San Diego band Jamul **

The Byrds go Psych
The Byrds go Psych

PSYCHEDELIC BYRDS and BUFFALOS

THE BYRDS will forever be remembered as the harmony singers of Jingle Jangle mornings. They were, as Barney Hoskyns rightly points out, “Dylanized Beatles”,  David Crosby being a huge Beatles fan. Yet, they also experimented and adventured into psych land quite often, following  the current trends, but also following the many creative sides of the strong personalities in the band. Listen to experimental and  psych Byrds from their albums FIFTH DIMENSION (1966), YOUNGER THAN YESTERDAY (1967)  and NOTORIOUS BYRDS BROTHERS.

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD weren’t that  adventurous. With only two albums and numerous musical and personal differences to their name, they stuck to harmony and song, even if Stills sounds different from Young. Radio 68 did dig up a few tunes that stand out, though they’re not as psych as the Byrds ones (from their second album, “AGAIN”).

STEVE ELLIS
Steve Ellis, for most best remembered as the frontman  and singer of LOVE AFFAIR, has a new single out.  And it’s got SOUL.  Just listen for yourselves, while we’re waiting for an entire new album by Steve Ellis to be released by Angel Air later this year.  Steve Ellis is still very busy touring and we shouldn’t forget his work with ELLIS and WIDOWMAKER, several solo albums and LOOT. Both new tracks, RISE and UP, were written by Mark and Maxine Boxall.
More on www.angelair.co.uk

San Diego area band Jamul released one LP in 1970, but former  drummer Ron Armstrong is still busy
San Diego area band Jamul released one LP in 1970, but former drummer Ron Armstrong is still busy

JAMUL (sole LP, 1970)

Jamul is a California-based roots-rock group. The band was named after a small town East of San Diego. They released one album in 1970 that reached #93 on Billboard. Members were Bob DesnoyersJohn Fergus, Ron ArmstrongSteve Williams.  Ron Armstorng is still busy and has his own website.  Rate Your Music spoke to Armstrong extensively and  here’s what he had to say about the group:

“In 1970 I joined a new powerful roots rock band, Jamul, on drums and singing, which was led by San Diego based guitarist/lead singer, Bob Desnoyers. Bob inspired me into writing songs for which I’ll always be grateful. (Bob has since passed away) Sunrise Over Jamul and Movin’ To The Country got some airplay, but Bob’s killer version of John Loudermilk’s Tobacco Road got the most. On bass we had John Fergus, playing a punchy groove style that was easy to lock into.  John also wrote a song I loved, Nickel Thimble.  Later we were fortunate to add a great harmonica player/singer Steve Williams, making our trio now a solid 4-piece unit. We did very well packing the clubs and ended up making an album produced by Richard Podolor with Gabriel Mekler as executive producer. (Same team who produced Steppenwolf & 3 Dog Night) Jamul, title of band and album, was named after a small town East of San Diego. It got national attention reaching # 93 nationally, as listed in Billboard magazine (…).  Source: Rate Your Music. More on Rate Your Music and Ron’s website !
Ron Armstrong http://ronarmstrongmusic.com
 

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A new single by Steve Ellis and Cow on Angel Air
A new single by Steve Ellis and Cow on Angel Air

THE GOLDEN CRUSADERS ** AFTER TEA ** THE MONKEES ** SPECIAL:  PSYCHEDLIC BYRDS  and BUFFALOS pt. 1  **  DESMOND DEKKER & ACES ** THE EQUALS ** THE OUTSIDERS (US) ** RALPH McTELL ** SPECIAL: PSYCHEDLIC BYRDS  and BUFFALOS pt. 2 ** NEW: STEVE ELLIS & COW **

LONG PLAYER TIME

SPECIAL: JAMUL : JAMUL (LP, 1970 ** CLIFF BENNETT: SOUL BLAST + NEARLY RETIRED: mijn recensie van “NEARLY RETIRED”:  http://www.keysandchords.com/album-review-blog/cliff-bennett-nearly-retired ** KEVIN AYERS: BANANAMOUR **

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