Sunday, September 14, 2008

DREAMS / IMAGINE MY SURPRISE

Digitized from the original vinyl, released in 1971 on Columbia Records.
Bit Rate: 320 kbps
Format: Mp3
ALBUM INFO:
Produced By: Steve Cropper
Engineered By: Charlie Bradley, Lacy O'Neal, Jerry Watson, Mike Figlio, Tim Geelan, Jim Greene & Lou Waxman.
Recorded At: T.M.I. Studios, Memphis & C.B.S. Studios, New York.
TRACK LISTING:
Calico Baby
Why Can't I Find A Home
Child Of Wisdom
Just Be Ourselves
I Can't Hear You
Here She Comes Now
Don't Cry My Lady
Medicated Goo
Imagine My Surprise
All Arrangements By Dreams.
THE BAND:
Bob Mann - Guitar, Fluegelhorn, Vocals
Michael Brecker - Tenor Sax & Flute
Randy Brecker - Trumpet & Flugelhorn, Vocals
Billy Cobham - Drums & Percussion
Don Grolnick - Keyboards, Vocals
Will Lee - Bass & vocals
Barry Rogers - Trombone, Weinstein Tuba, Alto Horn & Vocals
Edward Vernon - Vocals
Guests:
Steve Cropper - Guitar
Angel Allende - Conga Drums
WEBSITE:
REVIEW:
One of the best jazz-rock bands ever., June 20, 1998
By A Customer (Amazon Customer Review)
The amazing pop-funk-jazz-rock group Dreams was at the forefront of what was to become fusion music (a unique blend of jazz, rock and funk) but recorded only two albums before they broke up in 1971.
Members of the band included some of the best improvisational soloists of the time: the funky Brecker Brothers (Michael on tenor sax and Randy on trumpet), Billy Cobham (drums), Barry Rogers (trombone), John Abercrombie (guitar) who was later replaced by Bob Mann (guitar), Jeff Kent (keyboards) who was replaced by Don Grolnick (keyboards), Doug Luban (bass) who was replaced by Will Lee (bass) and Edward Vernon (vocal).
Unfortunately for the group, they were signed to the same label as Blood, Sweat & Tears and Chicago, so apparently Dreams didn't get the label backing that they deserved. After the release of their second album "Imagine My Surprise" they disbanded. Randy and Michael then formed their ground-breaking jazz-funk group "The Brecker Brothers Band," Billy Cobham joined guitarist John McLaughlin's "Mahavishnu Orchestra" (which also featured Jan Hammer on keyboards) and later played several sessions with Miles Davis, and Will Lee went back to being New York's premier studio bassist and eventually ended up in Paul Shaffer's band on the Dave Letterman Show, a gig he still currently holds.
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MASTERPIECE, July 7, 2008
By
William L. Phipps (Tuckahoe, NY United States) - (Amazon Customer Review)
To call Dreams an underrated band would be an understatement. This second project "Imagine My Surprise" features musicianship of incomparable beauty and a master class in jazz composition. "Just Be Ourselves" would alone be worth the price of this cd/lp/8-track masterpiece and it has a lovely vocal by bassist extraodinaire Will Lee, and now seems a haunting tribute to the memory of its composer Don Grolnick. Highly recommended!
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Just Be Ourselves, April 30, 2008
By
B. Doro "Doro" (Mt. Bethel, PA United States) - (Amazon Customer Review)
This album blew my mind when it first came out (1972) - though not all the songs are wonderful, the integrity of the band's musicality was at least the equal of Chicago and BST, and, as a young musician, the harmonic vocabulary of JUST BE OURSELVES completely opened my ears. For anyone who likes Blood Sweat & Tears or Chicago, Dreams is a must-hear, and IMHO, this album is their definitive statement.
CONTACT:
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Tom

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hola otra vez desde España. Disculpame por el atrevimiento, pero quiero agradecerte de alguna manera, el que haya podido bajarme algunos discos de tu blog, y creo que la unica forma de agradecertelo, es enviandote 10 ´o 12 enlaces de discos de los años 60, 70 .que espero te gusten. Si tienes algun interes o estas buscando alguno en concreto, hazmelo saber y te lo subo de inmediato.
Son:
ALKATRAZ - Doing A Moonlight1976
APPALOOSA- Appaloosa-1969
BATDORF & RODNEY-Off The Shelf-1975
BEAVERTEETH - Beaverteeh-1977
BLUE JUG - Blue Jug - 197
BOB NEUWIRTH -Bob Neuwith-1974
HEARTSFIELD-The Wonder Of It All-1974
KAK- Kak-1970
LOWELL GEORGE -Thank's I'll Eat It Here-1979
PETE TOWNSHEND-RONNIE LANE-Rough Mix-1977
SIRIUS - Rising- 1977
STARCASTLE - Citadel-1978, Fountains Of Light-1977, Real To Real-1979

Espero que te gusten, en breve te paso los enlaces. No hace falta que pongas este comentario y el otro donde iran los enlasces, solo con decirme Ok! The Juggler, me vale. Un saludo The Juggler

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 2:41:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Tom Eckels said...

I'm sorry Juggler, I don't speak spanish and the google translator leaves something to be desired also.
If you're asking if I have any of the albums that you listed the answer would be yes and at some point in the future I'll be posting them on here so stay tuned.

TC

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 12:24:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is a list of links that I´m going to send you shortly for to be pleased for download me your music. In two days I will send you if you want to look for the folders. If you want anything that you are looking for, advise me and I will upload you.
Thank you, The Juggler

PD(my son has written this message, because I don´t undrestand english, so don´t worry for to answer me in english)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 12:53:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Tom Eckels said...

ah, ok, now I understand. Thank you. I'm always looking for something it seems and I will let you know the next time I'm on the hunt for something. Maybe I should put a "wanted list" on the front page of the blog....hmmmmm.

TC

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 11:16:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALKATRAZ - Doing A Moonlight-
http://rapidshare.com/files/145775166/ALKATRAZ_-_Doing_A_Moonlight_-_1976.rar.html

APPALOOSA - Appaloosa
http://rapidshare.com/files/145780037/APPALOOSA_-_Appaloosa_-_1969.rar.html

BOB NEUWIRTH – Bob Nuewith
http://rapidshare.com/files/145807924/BOB_NEUWIRTH-Bob_Neuwith-1974.rar.html

HEARTSFIELD – The Wonder Of It All
http://rapidshare.com/files/145817107/HEARTSFIELD_-_The_Wonder_Of_It_All_-_1974.rar.html

KAK – Kak
http://rapidshare.com/files/145821998/KAK_-_Kak_-_1969.rar.html

LOWELL GEORGE – Thank’s I’ll Eat It Here
http://rapidshare.com/files/145826647/LOWELL_GEORGE_-_Thank_s_I_ll_Eat_it_Here_-_1979.rar.html

SIRIUS - Rising
http://rapidshare.com/files/145836484/SIRIUS_-_Rising_-_1979.rar.html

STARCASTLE – Fountain Of Lights
http://rapidshare.com/files/145840753/STARCASTLE_-_Fountains_Of_Light_-_1977.rar.html

STARCASTLE – Citadel
http://rapidshare.com/files/145845918/STARCASTLE_-_Citadel_-_1978.rar.html

STARCASTLE – Real To Real
http://rapidshare.com/files/145850281/STARCASTLE_-_Real_To_Real_-_1979.rar.html

Tomorrow ...more

Pete Townshend-Ronnie Lane
Beaverteeth-Beaverteeth
Blue Jug - Blue Jug
Batdorf & Rodney - Off The Shelf.

The Juggler.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 3:40:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello!

Four more

BATDORF & RODNEY – Off The Shelf
http://rapidshare.com/files/146378216/BATDORF___RODNEY_-_Off_The_Shelf_-_1975.rar.html

BEAVERTEETH – Beaverteeth
http://rapidshare.com/files/146383379/BEAVERTEETH_-_Beaverteeh_-_1977.rar.html

BLUE JUG – Blue Jug
http://rapidshare.com/files/146387793/BLUE_JUG__-_Blue_Jug_-_1975.rar.html

PETE TOWNSHEND & RONNIE LANE – Rough Mix
http://rapidshare.com/files/146392797/PETE_TOWNSHEND-RONNIE_LANE_-_Rough-Mix_-1977.rar.html
In Some Day... more

It has been a pleasure, The Juggler

Friday, September 19, 2008 at 6:54:00 AM EDT  
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