Julie Driscoll, BrianAuger, & The Trinity —
Streetnoise ... LP Atlantic, 1969. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ...
Some great funky grooves by this legendary British ensemble – featuring excellent keyboard work by BrianAuger, recorded during the period when he was really beginning to stretch out a bit, and hit a much more open-ended kind of sound. Julie Driscoll is still on vocals, singing in her raw sound, but Brian's Trinity group gets a fair number of nice instrumental moments on the set – which are greatly appreciated! Titles include the classic and sample laden "Light My Fire", "Czechoslovakia", "Finally Found You Out", "In Search Of The Sun", "Ellis Island", "I've Got Life", and "Save The Country". LP, Vinyl record album
(German pressing on Polydor. Cover has edge wear and split seams.)
Soaring organ work from BrianAuger's Oblivion Express – and arguably the greatest album he ever cut with this post-Trinity group! The sound here is clean and lean – with Brian himself on a mix of organ, piano, and moog – really hitting a nice jazz funk mode that drops some of the bluesier touches of earlier years, and goes for a 70s-styled sound that we really like a lot – and which even makes us like the vocals a bit more than usual! Backings are mostly spare bass, drums, and percussion – and the set's got a great remake of "Inner City Blues", plus the spacey original "Light On The Path", a nice cover of "Compared To What", plus "Whenever You're Ready" and "Voices Of Other Times". LP, Vinyl record album
An obcure British instrumental combo – doing fairly groovy instrumental covers of pop and soul cuts from the late 60's, including "Light My Fire", "Harlem Shuffle", "Green Onions", and "Uptight". The LP also includes 2 nice originals – "Soul Stream" and "Soul Mate" – both with a hard tenor and organ sound. Not bad stuff – with no credited players, but with a beat group-ish feel that recalls some of the BrianAugerTrinity material. LP, Vinyl record album