Friday, September 14, 2012

Kallabash - Corp.(1970 us, laid back mellow progressive rock with flute and a jazzy bluesy feeling)



This was apparently a one-shot album for the Uncle Bill label. It was pressed in Greensboro, NC (40 miles south of Danville) and may be the only lp on the label. 

The album has a rogressive touch, with quite a lot of brass and woodwind and the occasional mellow instrumental like "Jimmy's Song" and "Rainbows".  

Band known for its strong stage presence including an appearance in the buff at the 1971 rock festival in LoveValley, NC; used fog machines and other stage gimmicks to create a crowd frenzy; veteran musicians formed group almost overnight with members of The Impacts and The Pieces of Eight. 

Tracks
1 Wishing Well - 4.15
2 Toe Jam - 3.20
3 Blue, Down, And Out - 2.49
4 Big Leg Woman - 2.23
5 Revaduction - 1.20
6 Where Do We Go From Here - 4.10
7 I'll Be Gone Come Yesterday - 2.50
8 I've Learned To Hide The Pazh - 4.21
9 Jimmy's Song - 3.23
10 K.D.'S Dilemma - 5.35
11 Rainbows - 2.11
12 Princess - 3.26
13 Critics, Friends, And People - 3.24

Kallabash
*Ish Brady - Lead Vocals, Bass
*Tom Coleman - Drums, Congas
*Ted Keaton - Lead Vocals, Organ
*Rick Oates - Guitar
*Mark 'Bird' Wrenn - Flute, Alto Flute, Tenor Sax

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2 comments:

  1. This is the rare and extremly limited to only 500 pressed!!
    Released in 1970, Private pressing from North Carolina (Uncle Bill KB 3114). Recorded at Mega Sound Studios in Bailey, North Carolina.

    Greenboro in North Carolina seems to have been home for this band, The group was managed by Hit Attractions out of Charlotte and played college gigs in the area,was known for its strong stage presence including an appearance in the buff at the 1971 rock festival in Love Valley, NC. They used fog machines and other stage accessories to create a crowd frenzy. The group was formed by veteran musicians almost overnight including members of The Impacts and The Pieces of Eight. The group was active from 1967 to 1971.

    Excellent psych-blues album! Drifting bluesy guitar rock with organ and sax!! laid back mellow rock with flute and a jazzy/bluesy a comic edge. The album's not essential to fans of garage, psychedelia or hippie rock, but they do sound like competent musicians. It's really progressive with quite a lot of brass and woodwind and the occasional mellow instrumental like "Jimmy's Song" and "Rainbows".
    My opinion a very good album released in such small copies circulation effort that today it is considered a "mega rare."A work of art is ugly That Seems most people, it is beautiful a select few.

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  2. I met Ish Brady's older, more "conventional" brother while on family imposed hiatus attending a Church sponsored junior college in Georgia in 1972.
    Brady was a faculty member at that time, and he knew that I had been forced to attend by my family to rescue me from the demons associated with my aspiring career as a musician. He was a really cool man and we talked often, and he'd listen to me blow horns (saxes) and practice in the early evenings in the woods surrounding the secluded campus. He told me about his late brother who was a founding member of Kallabash, (whom I'd heard several times) and gave me a treasured copy of this LP, which incidentally, had gotten the band as far as a preliminary deal with Capitol, just before his brothers motorcycle accident and passing. According to his version, the label passed on their offer due to that.

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