|1971||TOMMY COSGROVE /BRETHREN ‘MOMENT OF TRUTHS’||TIFFANY RECORDS (VINYL DUB)||45.00|
Track List:LOOP GAROO. WESLEY. THE SUN AND THE MOON. FREEDOM BLUES. LADY ON THE TERRACE. MOVE ON. RAINY DAY LADY. HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF. BLAZE.
Note:This deserves a place in the archives. Just some Todd guitar work here (apparently). But definetly influenced. Tommy Cosgrove (Guitars/Vocalas), Stu Woods (Bass), Dr. John (Piano) and Rick Marotta (drums) were part of that band and released the two lp's: "Brethren" (see 1970 entry) and this "Moment of Truth" on Tiffany Records. Dr. John plays keyboards on the first album and Mike Garson on the second. Moogy only (co)wrote "Mississippi Freighter" (track 3 on Brethren), "Just To Be There (track 9 on Brethren) and "The Sun And The Moon" (track 3 on Moment of Truth). “Moment Of Truth” is the second album released by Brethren, and moves easily between country-rock on the pop side of the Band and soul-rock similar to the Rascals, but the stress is generally light and lively, as Tom Cosgrove’s vocals provide most of the interest. Martha Stewart & the Girls add depth with their soul background vocals. The tracks on side one contain three covers including an eight minute plus version of Dr. John’s “Loop Garoo”, and a remake of Moogy Klingman’s “The Sun And The Moon”. Side two is all originals featuring some fine Cosgrove originals including “Lady On The Terrace” and “Rainy Day Lady”. Mike Garson chips in with the soulful “History Repeats Itself”. Most notable about Brethren, besides the fact they were an excellent band, is that the four members went on to become in demand back-up musicians. Tom Cosgrove, (vocalist and guitarist) was in demand by many, including Al Kooper and Todd. Rick Marotta (drums), backed dozens of artists including John Lennon, while bass player Stu Woods went on to back up Jim Croce & Janis Ian, and keyboard player Mike Garson had quite a run with David Bowie among others. (Billboard Magazine)~ Warren
|1971||JAMES COTTON BLUES BAND - 'TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS' (TR PRODUCED)||24/96 TRANSFER FROM VINYL BY JEFF GAUSS||66:41|
Track List:THE SKY IS FALLING. LONG DISTANCE OPERATOR. IM A FREE MAN. CANT LIVE WITHOUT LOVE. KIDDIE BOY. SHE MOVES ME. TONIGHT I WANT TO LOVE ME A STRANGER. NOSE OPEN. GOODBYE MY LADY. GEORGIA SWING.
Note:Norman Smart (of recent Mountain fame), Moogy Klingman, and others make their first mark on Ohio here. This does sound a bit 'dated', but included are versions of the Nazz tune Kiddie Boy, as well as Georgia Swing (performed in both '71 and '72 Radio B'casts), and Tonight I Want To Love Me A Stranger...(performed in 7/1/71 sung by Norman). We think these sessions are pivitol in the relationship of Todd with at least Moogy and Smart... which lead to greater things on down the line. Oldtimers will recognize (with a smile) the Great Imposter, which actually was issued by a bootleg company in the 70s/80s when Nazz originals were impossible to find (before the Rhino re-issues)-so they thought they'd just hire someone to re-record them- They are decent but the vocals are not great, and it is keyboard driven...never been issued on CD...Thanks again, to my Partner Weavil!~ Warren
"It's a wonderful side of TR (All Guitars), Moogy (R.I.P.), and much of Todd's 1971 crew like N.D. Smart, Stu Woods, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, David Sanborn, Joel O'Brien (Drums)... and the many others".~ Jeff Gauss
|1971||'JERICHO' (TR PRODUCED)||TRANSFER FROM VINYL BY ROGER STEEL|
Track List:TRUE FINE GIRL. THE ROAD I NEVER TOOK. LONELY AS ME. CHEATER MAN. BABY'S GONE AGAIN. GOING TO THE COUNTRY. FOOL KILLER. INTRO: MY BLUE HEAVEN. BACKTRACK. MAKE IT BETTER. S.S.#4. DO YOU WANT ME. CANT SEEM TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.
Note:One of the first Ampex Todd productions in 1971. It's rock, its old, it does have that Todd sound in places...you should hear this one...the band is OK... tunes are pretty good..from Long Island?
|6/24/71||RUNT. THE BALLAD OF TODD RUNDGREN||AMPEX M1016 REEL TO REEL - TRANSFER BY ISTVAN!||42:05|
Track List:LONG FLOWING ROBE.THE BALLAD (DENNY & JEAN).BLEEDING.WAILING WALL.THE RANGE WAR.CHAIN LETTER.A LONG TIME, A LONG WAY TO GO.BOAT ON THE CHARLES. BE NICE TO ME.HOPE I'M AROUND.PAROLE.REMEMBER ME.
Note:Thanks to Istvan for his transfer from these extremely rare Reel to Reels (and packaging scans)!
|7/1/71||SIGMA SOUND STUDIOS PHILADELPHIA WMMR - FM||FM SOURCE||63:57|
Track List:MUSICAL PRELUDE.TODD MICROPHONE CORRECTION & STATION INTRO.BELIEVE IN ME.INTRO OF TOMMY COSGROVE SINGING LEAD.LADY ON A TERRACE.INTRO OF NORMAN SMART (VOCALS & DRUMS). I GOT MY PIPE. INTRO OF 'STEWEY' WOODS ON BASS. IT WOULDN'T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE.INTRO MARK KLINGMAN 'KID'S GOT HEART'. ROCK ALL OVER AGAIN. 'ALL HOLD HANDS' FOR TOMMY COSGROVE SONG.EVERYBODY IN THE CONGREGATION.TODD & TOMMY INTRO BROKE DOWN & BUSTED. BROKE DOWN & BUSTED.BANTER & CUEING UP.TONIGHT I WANT TO LOVE ME A STRANGER.INTRO OF 'SOULFUL PART OF THE PROGRAM'.OH BABY BABY.INTRO 'PRACTICED HARD FOR THIS ONE'.HOLD ME TIGHT.INTRO OF 1956 BOBBY CHARLES SONG.BEFORE I GROW TOO OLD. 'NEVER PRACTICED FOR WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN'.BE NICE TO ME.INTRO AGAIN TOMMY COSGROVE & JIM LOWE THANKS. I'M FEELING BETTER. BALLAD INTRO & GOODNIGHT.THE BALLAD OF DENNY & JEAN. APPLAUSE, THANK YOUS & STATION ID.
Note:AWSOME. This is simply the first ever solo Todd performance broadcast live, on Philly Station WMMR FM. This recording is Istvan's very rare source (Possibly the Master reels. Courtesy Bob Stanislowski RIP) which is the most complete, with ALL the fun rants & banter between tunes included. The other versions I have much of these kind of tidbits omitted. This also has a complete 'Hold Me Tight'. So this is special. REAL special. The quality is first rate and it’s about time this show made to digital. Hear the premiere recordings of all of these tunes. The same band as Hempstead a year later (1972), but with the Moogy added - promoting the Ballad album. Todd (as was also the case in 1972) shares the spotlight very much, but his guitar is fierce. Unless someone comes up with a Nazz live tape, this is the first ever live Todd Rundgren show that's 'out there'. The mix was done live by Jim Rowe (who recorded Runt and Ballad of). Jim gave us occasional volume bursts, when Todd played hot lead guitar (for 1971!), but other than that... wow...a preserved historical recording. Then of course Japanese release, 'Somewhere/Anywhere' appears in 1998 with Be Nice To Me, Believe in Me, Oh Baby Baby and Hold Me Tight. Still available through some houses on the web if you try hard enough. Try TRBAZAAR for sure. ENJOY! ~ Warren