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Sandy Bull - Still Valentine's Day 1969 (2006)

Posted By: Designol
Sandy Bull - Still Valentine's Day 1969 (2006)

Sandy Bull - Still Valentine's Day 1969 (2006)
Recorded live at The Matrix, San Francisco on February 14th & April 5th, 1969.
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:26
Contemporary Folk, Experimental, Fusion, Psychedelic | Label: Water | # water179

Sandy Bull is known for some of the first extended instrumental compositions for guitar that incorporated elements of folk, jazz, and Indian and Arabic-influenced dronish modes. This album, taken from two nights of performances in February 1969 recorded at San Francisco's legendary Matrix, finds Bull experimenting with guitar electronics, as well as working out on the acoustic instruments that were the mainstay of his Vanguard Records Fantasias and Inventions albums. Packaging features rare photos and detailed liner notes.

Sandy Bull - Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo (1963/2016)

Posted By: delpotro
Sandy Bull - Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo (1963/2016)

Sandy Bull - Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo (1963/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 251 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 97 Mb | 00:42:27
Folk, American Primitivism | Label: Real Gone Music

Multi-instrumentalist Sandy Bull’s debut, Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo, was for all intents and purposes the beginning of the “world music” movement. And if that seems like a bold claim, keep in mind that while many classical composers had borrowed folk motifs throughout the centuries, the mélange of folk, jazz, blues, classical, gospel, and even rock ‘n’ roll that this record offered—back in 1963!—was simply unprecedented. It all comes together on the album’s first track, a 21 minute and 51 second stylistic odyssey appropriately entitled “Blend.” Backed by jazz drummer Billy Higgins, Bull improvises in a fashion akin to jazz, but his guitar style displays elements of folk, and the droning quality and raga-like climax echo aspects of Middle Eastern and Indian music.