Sunday, December 9, 2012

Crazy Mabel - Crazy Mabel (1971 uk, stunning blues rock with progressive mood)

British sextet released in 1971 their sole album (a live recording) only in Germany and Netherlands. A heavy psych blues rock with jazz and progressive touch, from excellent musicians like Mike Connell on guitar, Allan Spriggs on vocals and Geoff Leigh (form Henry Cow fame) on saxes and flute.
1. Intro Talking - Crazy Mabel - 3:20
2. Keep On Rolling - 3:40
3. Driving Song - 3:58
4. Beat Goes On - 6:40
5. Rag And Bone Man - 4:55
6. It´s Alright Ma - 4:51
7. You´ve Never Had It - 4:39
8. Sleepy Feeling - 4:27
9. Tea Time - 3:57
10.Splitting - 4:48

Crazy Mabel
*Mick Connell - Lead Guitar
*Jim Sullivan - Bass
*Les Cirkle - Drums
*Alan Spriggs - Vocals
*Geoff Leigh - Saxophone, Flute
*Bryn Collinson - Tenor Saxophone
*Tom Parker - Piano

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  1. This CD reissue obscure English blues rock sextet,which released their only album in Germany ORIGINAL PRESSING on the label Bellaphon - BLPS 19016 & Netherlands on the label :Pink Elephant - PE 877.005-H in 1970.
    Containing first class progressive rock with jazzy touch, superb hard guitar work by MICK CONNELL, bloozy tunes, excellent songwriting, ace cover of The Beat Goes On (6:20), stunning vocals by ALAN SPRIGGS, heavy brass by GEOFF LEIGH & BRYN COLLINSON - a very rare collectors item!!!
    British progressive formation referring to the style of Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig and Traffic. Well, maybe not so great, but the album contains a lot of juicy, slightly jazzy progressive rock,of course yes typical of the 1970's!
    Recorded live at the club Pheasantry (?), In fact the quality of the studio, only a few voices are heard during pauses and applause,excellent live album by British sextet is superb, bluesy, jazzy, progressive rock that sounds a bit like Colosseum at times. Great guitar work, good songs, heavy saxophone and brass, brilliant vocals. The album includes a great unusual cover of Sonny & Cher's "The Beat Goes On". Only complaint - this seems to be a faked 'live' album.

    Thx Marios.

  2. I thought I was gonna pass on this, but the sample track is pretty excellent, so I'm going to give the whole a listen. Thanks Marios for that opportunity! Thanks Adam for the extra information. <3 <3 <3

  3. Link is dead, reupload please, any time you can. And thank you so much for your latest reuploads!

  4. .....Crazy Mable...RePlaced.....