Surely, the band who recorded a track that inﬂuences Black Sabbath to cover and release it as their ﬁrst single had to have been doing right! lt was very catchy but also hypnotic Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Games With Me) which made the US Billboard Top 20 and then opened the band's ﬁrst album, released in autumn 1969. It may be hard to believe, but this is the CD debut of this great, but underrated title! Crow had a truly unique sound characterized by quite aggressive electric guitar and Hammond organ parts, combined with a distinctive blues and even soul elements (like horn section on three tracks). Sometimes their music resembled the early Steppenwolf and Vanilla Fudge - which certainly was not bad. This CD edition has been carefully remastered from the original, analogue source.
60s Summer of Love is a stunning collection of 60 tracks that capture the sometimes groovy, psychedelic and populist feel as well as laid back and chilled-out mood of the mid to late 60s through to the early 70s. This was the time when teenagers were discovering and listening to "pseudo-psychedelic" anthems, a groovy collection of mind expanding folk-rock hits from the hip artists of that time and genre, wearing colourful and way-out fashions with flowers in their hair.
Jackie McLean was a hard-bop alto saxophonist with a fiery tight tone, who recorded extensively in the ‘50s and ‘60s mainly with Blue Note Records. Although his forays with an organ was confined to two albums with Jimmy Smith Open House and Plain Talk, Cory Weeds’ decision to use an organ on this session does not stray off the mark. Condition Blue accomplishes the band’s intention, to acknowledge a saxophonist who had an exploratory vision. In a set list of either McLean originals, or compositions associated with him, this tight-knit band delivers the goods in firm, yet flexible style. The key players in this session in addition, to the cooly effective altoist Weeds, are Mike LeDonne, a B-3 player of energetic disposition, and creative guitarist Peter Bernstein. Also along is drummer Joe Farnsworth who is a propulsive player.