vendredi 6 août 2010

Proud Mary - Proud Mary (1972)

Be sure that one's hard to get ! Let me introduce you to a funk-pop-folk oddity. It begins with a german recording engineer, called Stephen Sulke who worked a lot in Switzerland during the 60's and 70's. That man recorded a lot of excellent stuff still undiscovered today ! (For example, the Pacific Sound album

Sulke even recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival ! (Believe it or not: Thelonious Monk, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Roberta Flack, Dr. Timothy Leary, Les McCann, Dr John, Carole King, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Fats Domino etc...)

A certain Mary Linn (a girl from Manchester), who was touring Germany in 1969, got discovered by Sulke. She was with a band called Duffy but Sulke decided to record with her and a couple of his musician firends. Later on, the album was recorded in 1971, at the Soundcraft Studios, in Bienne. Sulke played with his friends Pierre Cavalli (Hazy Osterwald Sextett and Wolfgang Dauner Quintet !) and the great jazzman Léon Francioli ! The result is just awsome ! As the album (released on the obscure "Evasion" label) remains sadly unknown, I hope you folks will discover a new treasure...

Songs / Tracks Listing:
  1. Can't You See the Sun
  2. Used Misused Abused
  3. Follow Me
  4. Got a Feelin'
  5. I Want To Talk About Myself 
  6. Iron Land
  7. Brakin' Up
  8. Street Of Love
  9. We'll Make It Alright
  10. House Of The Rising Sun
  11. What You Doin' To Me Boy
  12. Steal Me  
  13. Sugar Cake
Line-up / Musicians:
  • Mary Linn / vocals
  • Stephan Sulke / vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Pierre Cavalli / electric guitar
  • Dede / drums
  • Léon Francioli / bass
  • Henry Chaix / organ
  • Antonio Conde / flute


6 commentaires:

  1. "Brakin Up" & "Follow Me" are soooooooo good!!!!
    Is this record in mono? or just the soundfiles?
    I'd definitly search for this record if it's in stereo....
    Big Thanks from Düsseldorf, Germany, Andy

  2. THX much for all these dopes archiesves !!!!
    bboy different

  3. Hi! Are you an other link??

  4. wow thank you very much!


Rarity Indication

Rather common



Very rare

Almost impossible to find !

Holy Grail !!!