Friday, April 17, 2009

Vocal Ease

B.J. Ward - Vocal Ease Catfish 5C 062-24323 (1974)

Solo outing from Ms. Ward of 'Inner Dialogue' fame. A melange of jazzy, funky soft-rock musings out of Holland, highly sought after and fetching crazy money for an original - I'll let you believe the hype or otherwise. That said, what we do have are some groovy, upbeat covers of the likes of Neil Young, Tom Jones, Gerry Rafferty, The Beach Boys & Rachmaninov! along side groovy originals and lushly arranged jazzy ballads. All odd but it works very well.

The Dutch band feature Henny Kluvers - Flute, Frank van Luin - Bass Trombone, Richard Pullin - Trombone, Carl Schultze - Vibes, Donn Trenner - Piano & Organ, Thijmen Hoolwerf - Guitar, Frank Noya - Bass, Eric Ineke & Cor van den Berg - Drums, George Souto - Percussion with a string section comprising Sem Nijveen, Bennie Behr, Lex Cachet, Lucien Grignard, Ronald Kok, Guus Valten, G. Gerritsen & Carlo Carcassoia.

1) Vocalise
2) Keep It To Yourself
3) Earth Child - Moon Child
4) Here We Are
5) The Loner
6) Try To Remember
7) That's How The World Is Made
8) The Music Of Love
9) Billy's Blues
10) I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
11) Words On Words
12) I Don't Know Where I'm Going

27 comments:

Quimsy said...
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artpurses said...

thanks a lot

Reza said...

Thanks Quimsy , just got back from Holland no chance of finding this ...
Have you any Cornelius Vreesdijk albums , after the one with "Rio de Janeiro" on it

Quimsy said...

Hi Reza
yes I have that album - link to follow.

Quimsy said...

Cornelis Vreeswijk - Tio Vackra Visor Och Personliga Person (1968)

Metronome MLP-15.313

http://rapidshare.com/files/222524595/Cornelis_Vreeswijk_-_Tio_Vackra_Visor_Och_Personliga_Person__1968_.zip

ish said...

Thanks much, Quimsy!

Reza said...

Quimsy ....speechless !!
Couldnt even find this one in Holland either

THANK YOU SO MUCH I OWE YOU

Wayneo said...

Great! Great! Great! Thanks!

feint operation said...

AAAAAAAAAGGGHHHH !!!!
Quimsy you are my hero, I have searched high and low for this LP and now it appears.
You have my eternal gratitude !!!!
Cheers, F.O.(New Zealand)

winton tostello said...

thank u !!!:-)

music monk said...

Wowh! This is a lovely little gem.
Many thanks!

Simon666 said...

Thanks Quimsy, love the arrangements here ..."Here We Are" is the one for me :)

Simon666 said...

Thanks Quimsy, love the arrangements here ..."Here We Are" is the one for me :)

g.raf said...

Thanks Quimsy.
Some sweet tunes on this!

Jur said...

Completely forgot to thank you. Sorry about that. This album is absolutely brilliant. My killer track is "Keep it to yourself". Many, many, many thanks!

Cheers.

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monster album, i didn't know this lp, it was an incredible surprise for me!!!

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Harmonix said...

Good stuff here, mehn, Quimsy. Any chance of getting an up of the Inner Dialogue album?

Christopher said...

Thanks so much for posting this link! I heard "The Loner" on radioeins (Berlin) online, and no amount of googling "the longer female cover version" was helping (fortunately they actually correctly listed the artist in the playlist on site). Googled her name and found this page, almost exactly 2 years after you posted it. Yay internet! :-)

Chillox said...

@Christopher: Amazing. Exactly the same way I got here.

Lustiger Zufall der verschiedene Leute zur selben entlegenen Stelle im Internet f├╝hrt. :-)

And man I really do love her version of the loner.

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I just love that music because is very inspirational, and I will find everything about Carlo Carcassoia because he is the best in his category.

Tasty Grooves said...

wow..........loved it

vintagesound said...

Excellent! Dutch vinyl sounds years ahead of their US counterparts in most cases. I hope to come across this one. Come visit me Quimsy.
www.vintagesound-vintagesound.blogspot.com
Let's post some mutual links

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Quimsy said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/222472984/B.J._Ward_-_Vocal_Ease__1974_.zip