In memory of Johnny Peret

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

Saturday, November 9, 2013

LOTSA GUITARS

GUITAR UNLIMITED – same
Double LP BARCLAY – FRANCE (1965 – 69)

Cover of the double LP
This double LP is an absolute must for fans of jazz guitar.

This French aggregation is completely different from the L.A.-based instrumental studio band of the same name (feat. Howard Roberts a.o.) although the overall concept is rather similar.  I assume they must have been aware of each other but while the American band played mostly arrangement of country and pop music, the French band dug deeper into jazz material.  Nevertheless if you want to find this double LP (or the two single LPs), you’d better look in the “easy listening” section.  That ‘s where I found my copy.  The main advantage is that you can usually find them at bargain price considering the little of interest for “easy listening” compared to jazz or rock, especially that the “bachelor pad” fad seems to have faded away.

According to Eugene Chadbourne (AMG), in addition to the L.A.-based Guitar Unlimited, there are at least two French bands called Guitar Unlimited and a Swedish guitar duo also operating under the same name, featuring Ulf Wakenius and Peter Almqvist.






Francis LeMaguer, Pierre Cullaz, Raymond Gimenés, Paul Piguillem, Victor Apicolla (g)
René Urtréger (p) Raymond Le Sénéchal (p-1) Jacques Denjean (p-2)
Paul Rovère (b) Frank Houplain (d)
Paris, March 19, 1965
FANTAIL (1)
SHINY STOCKINGS (1)
Paris, May 11, 1965
IN A MELLOWTONE (2)
OPUS DE FUNK      SAME
Paris, May 27, 1965
FLIGHT OF THE FOO BIRDS (1)
EARLY AUTUMN
APRIL IN PARIS (1)
Guy Pedersen (b-3) replaces Rovère
Paris, June 10, 1965
TAKE THE "A" TRAIN
SOPHISTICATED LADY
Paris, July 1, 1965
FOUR BROTHERS
SATIN DOLL (3,remake)
same guitar players + Maurice Vander (p) Jacques Denjean (p-1)
Paul Rovère (b) Frank Houplain (d)
Paris, June 3, 1966
TEDDY THE TOAD (1)
BLUES IN HOSS FLAT (1)
NUAGES
Maurice Vander (p) replaces Denjean
Paris, June 9, 1966
DO NOTHING TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME
Gilbert Rovère (b) replaces Paul Rovère, rest same
Paris, June 16, 1966
COTTON TAIL
LAURA
Paul Rovère (b) replaces Gilbert Rovère, rest same
Paris, June 27, 1966
GUITARS BOUNCE
Georges Arvanitas (p) Pierre Michelot (b) replace Maurice Vander and Paul Rovère
Paris, June 28, 1966
DJANGO
Paris, June 30, 1966
NITE BLUES
Francis Le Maguer, Pierre Cullaz, Raymond Gimenés, Paul Piguillem, Tony Rallo (g)
Raymond Le Sénéchal (p) Paul Rovère (b) André Arpino (d) Fats Sadi (arr)
Paris, April 5, 1968
ROUND MIDNIGHT
Just squeeze me
Paris, June 19, 1968
BLUES UNLIMITED
Paris, September 13, 1968
CHEROKEE
Paris, September 27, 1968
FOUR OR FIVE TIMES (fs arr)
Paris, February 8, 1969
CHET
Paris, February 15, 1969
BROADWAY

 Barclay 80927/28

Cover of the single LP
With thanks to Paul D. for the rip.  

6 comments:

  1. LP1-sideA : http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/FQCTDIT1/GULTD-LP1sideA.rar_links
    LP1-sideB: http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/1O3SZNV6/GULTD-LP1sideB.rar_links

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  2. LP2-sideA: http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/0ZAPBPVC/GULTD_LP2-sideA.rar_links
    LP2-sideB: http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/1LNLLRDG/GULTD_LP2-SideB.rar_links

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  3. Great post, thanks a lot boogieman!

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