In memory of Johnny Peret

In memory of Johnny Peret
In memory of my friend Johnny Peret, vibist, drummer, accordeonist extraordinaire

Friday, June 24, 2011


More rare and beautiful artefacts from the vault of the boogieman;

George Adams - Don Pullen 4tet Live (Italy)

Art Farmer Quintet Live (Japan)

Babelibab's Trio (Belgium)

Side A Joe Venuti - side B Gil Cuppini Big Band (Italy)

Oskar Klein, Myriam Klein, Henri Chaix (Germany, Switzerland)

Peter Appleyard presents ... (feat Moe Koffman, Ed Bickert etc. - Canada)

Belgian Bop

Can't remember seeing these albums posted on the blogworld yet.  Patience ...


  1. woah, that Merl Saunders's looking good [:-)
    patience is for those who wait... all this eye candy...looking forward HEARING some of them [:-)

  2. Boogieman, for this I couldn't wait, I searched the net like mad and found it in decent's a mighty fine album! the John Lennon tune was a nice surprise [:-) this is the info I found alongside the music:
    Heavy Turbulence
    Merl Saunders
    Initial release : 1972
    Fantasy 8421

    Merl Saunders first solo release. Jerry Garcia plays on all tracks. Although released as a Merl Sainders album it is essentially theworking Garcia/Saunders band of the time.


    My Problems Got Problems (Saunders / Carrier)
    The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson)
    Save Mother Earth (Saunders / Lewis)
    Imagine (John Lennon)
    Welcome to the Basement (Saunders / Moore)
    Man Child (Saunders / Lewis)

    Merl Saunders - keyboards, vocals
    Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
    Tom Fogerty - guitar
    John Kahn - bass
    Bill Vitt - drums
    The Hawkins Singers (Edwin, Walter, Tramaine, Lynette, Freddie, Carol) - vocals
    Eddie Moore - drums, saw
    Kenneth Nash - percussion
    Bob Drew - saxophone
    The Tower of Power Horns

    peace, E-mile

  3. Hi E-mile, no problem! I won't be able to rip those albums for a while as I am back working abroad and only go back to Belgium for short holidays that don't leave me much time for ripping LP.

    However, it is not Merl's first solo release. The fist one is Merl Saunders Trio and Big Band which is a straight soul jazz session, on Galaxy (America in France / Belgium). It is also in my list of things to post. Perhaps in September, I'll be home for a week.



  4. E-mile, p.s.: could you share the link or indicathe the blog source, it may interest others - although, considering the number of comments ... :-)

  5. BM, actually I found it on slsk, but I will be more than glad to up it again myself for all (?)
    eurhm, let's call it convenience [:-)
    I get back to you soon with a link
    thanks for all your hard work inbetween all the hard work!
    peace, E-mile
    PS: I know, if you count the number of downloads and divide that with the number of comments, you get a certain ratio we wish our cars would run on.............on my little baby blog the record stans for over 250 dl's vs. 2 comments, now THAT should save the world economy, right?

  6. here it is:

  7. Bedank E-mile!
    To tell you the truth, I haven't listened to this album for a good while. That's the problem when working overseas, can't take my record collection with me. Thank you for making me re-discover my own LPs.

  8. nix te danken, graag gedaan, geniet ze [:-)

  9. Found the Les McCann UnLimited Live in Montreux in FLAC:
    Enjoy and say thanks to whoever posted it.
    I saw them in Liege the day after this Montreux concert and they were fabulous. Gato Barbieri was on the same bill but it was crap after the fabulous mcCann's set.

  10. thanks for the Saunders LP... :)
    didn't know it before stopping by there.

  11. Jimmy Smith - 1969 I'm Gon' Git Myself Together
    can be foubd @

    The Les McCann @ Montreux is somewhere around too, found it in FLAC. Google & find it!

  12. Ron Eschete Line Up:
    Not my rip

  13. Sphere - Flight Path :

    If anybody find decent rip of the other album, kindly post the link. I'll rip the others as soon as i get a chance.

  14. The George Adams-Don Pullen Live @VaNGUARD can be found @

  15. REsurgence can be found @

  16. The ultimate Elvin Jones (in FLAC):

    One of Joe Farrell's best sessions. Get it!

  17. Peter Appleyard presents:

  18. Jaki Byard - Family Man: found at
    Check also: