Kaipa ‎– Kaipa

Kaipa ‎– Kaipa
Release date:1975
Genre: Progressive Rock

"Kaipa" is a  Swedish Progressive Rock band formed to the autumn of 1973, when three professional musicians from Uppsala, namely Hans Lundin (keyboards), Tomas Eriksson (bass) and Thomas Sjöberg (drums) decided to form a group playing their own music. It was a very personal music with influences from pop, rock, classical music, and Swedish traditional folk melodies.
Hans met Tomas in the late 60’s when he joined Hans in his band S:t  Michael Sect (later San Michael’s). This band issued an eponymous album with original material in 1971. Another album was recorded in 1972, but never released until 2009. The band broke up in January 1973.
Hans and Tomas continued to work together backing artists like Emile Ford, Umberto Marcato and Harpo. After the split, Hans continued to write songs. By 1973 he had grown tired of backing other artists and wanted instead to try his new songs in a band. So he suggested that Tomas join him and form a band playing their own music. Thomas Sjöberg joined the band, and they started rehearsing intensively to find their own style as a trio. The name of the band was "URA KAIPA". It referred to a Swedish Stone Age chieftain and came from the book “Svenskarna och deras hövdingar” by Werner von Heidenstam.
The band made three concerts in the spring of 1974. Sadly, Thomas Sjöberg was hit by cancer and couldn’t rehearse regularly any more. He was forced to leave the band, and was replaced by Ingemar Bergman.
In the summer of 1974 the group shortened the name and became simply "Kaipa".
In 1975 released their debut album "Kaipa". The recording session was completed in nine days between 4 and 26 July 1975 at Marcus Music Studios in Stockholm.
Throughout their first album, Kaipa could certainly stake a claim as one of the leading Scandinavian progressive acts.

  1. Musiken Är Ljuset
  2. Saker Har Två Sidor
  3. Ankaret
  4. Skogspromenad
  5. Allting Har En Början
  6. Se Var Morgon Gry
  7. Förlorad I Istanbul
  8. Oceaner Föder Liv

  • Roine Stolt - Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Vocal
  • Hans Lundin - Hammond Organ, Rhodes Electric Piano, Yamaha Synthesizers, Harpsicord,                               Logan Stringmachine, Glockenspiel, Lead Vocal
  • Tomas Eriksson - Bass, Vocal
  • Ingemar Bergman - Drums, Percussion, Vocal

Hey Joe, Where You Gonna Go

"Hey Joe" is an American popular song from the 1960s that has become a rock standard and as such has been performed in many musical styles by hundreds of different artists.
"Hey Joe" tells the story of a man who is on the run and planning to head to Mexico after shooting his wife. Is a crime ballad with a question and answer format. It depicts a series of encouters between the singer and Joe: each verse consisted of a single couplet.

               - Hey Joe, where you going with that money in your hand?
               Chasin’ my woman, she run off with another man.-

The origins of "Hey Joe" are unclear. Most attribute the writing credits to Billy Roberts (born like William Moses "Billy" Roberts Jr. on August 16, 1936, Greenville, South Carolina), either as the writer of the original song, or as someone who adapted a folk ballad, or as someone who heard a melody and changed the words.
Sometimes credited to Dino Valenti (a.k.a. Jesse Oris Farrow, née Chester Powers), who became the lead singer of "Quicksilver Messenger Service".
The first group to record “Hey Joe” was apparently "The Surfaris", who were best known for their surf songs. including “Surfer Joe” (1962). They recorded “Hey Joe” in September 1965, but, perhaps out of loyalty to Crosby and the Byrds, did not include it on their November 1965 folk rock album, "It Ain’t Me Babe".
In 1965 “Hey Joe” was recorded by "The Leaves". In 1966 they recorded it again with a fuzztone guitar sound. The "Surfaris'" version was actually called "Hey Joe, Where Are You Going?" and both renditions by "The Leaves" were titled "Hey Joe, Where You Gonna Go?"
"Byrds", "Love", "Shadows Of  Night", "Warlocks" and many other bands recorded the song in 1966.
"Tim Rose" recorded “Hey Joe” in 1966, one month before "The Leaves’" version entered the charts.
"Rose" played the song at less than half the tempo. He changed the key of the song to E instead of A.
It was this version of "Hey Joe" that was picked up by "Jimi Hendrix". "Hendrix" was one of the best guitar players of all time, and he liked "Hey Joe". His recording, credited to "The Jimi Hendrix Experience", became very popular in Europe.
"Hendrix's" version became a hit in the United Kingdom, entering the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart in January 1967 and peaking at #6. The single was released in the United States on May 1, 1967 with the B-side "51st Anniversary" but failed to chart.
Over the years "Hey Joe" has been recorded by hundreds of artists, some of them well-known, some of them not. Among them are "Johnny Rivers", "The Standells","The Music Machine", "Billy Preston", "Cher", "Wilson Pickett", "Deep Purple", and "Los Lobos". The best remembered versions of "Hey Joe" are the third Mira recording by "The Leaves", and of course, that done by "The Jimi Hendrix Experience".
We would like to present to you 5 cover versions of the song.


The Music Machine - Turn On

The Music Machine - Turn On
Release date:1966
Genre: Psychedelic Rock

"The Music Machine" was an American garage and psychedelic rock band that was active between 1965 and 1969.
In 1966 the band released their debut album, "Turn On". This album contains all 12 tracks  including their two chart singles, "Talk Talk" (charted at #15 on the Billboard Hot 100) and "The People in Me," plus both sides of both of their third and fourth singles, "Double Yellow Line"/"Absolutely Positive" and "I've Loved You"/"The Eagle Never Hunts the Fly."  Five cover songs were included on this release, due to record company pressure. "Hey Joe" is slowed right down, unlike the versions by L.A. contemporaries like the "Byrds", "The Leaves" and "Love", who dashed their way through the song.
"The Music Machine" had used this arrangement throughout their live career, and their transformation of the song into a moody, brooding piece predated the release of the "Jimi Hendrix" version.

  1. Talk Talk
  2. Trouble
  3. Cherry, Cherry
  4. Taxman
  5. Some Other Drum
  6. Masculine Intuition
  7. The People In Me
  8. See See Rider
  9. Wrong
  10. 96 Tears
  11. Come On In
  12. Hey Joe

    • Kieth Olsen - Bass Guitar
    • Ron Edgar - Drums
    • Mark Landon - Lead Guitar
    • Doug Rhodes - Organ
    • Sean Bonniwell - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals

    Deep Purple ‎– Shades Of Deep Purple (U.S. Edition)

    Deep Purple ‎– Shades Of Deep Purple (U.S. Edition)
    Release date:July 1968 
    Genre: Hard Rock

    In July 1968 (for U.S.) the English hard rock band Deep Purple released their debut studio album "Shades of Deep Purple".
    Setting aside the fact that this is an album without the band's best singer Ian Gillian, 'Shades Of Deep Purple' is often overlooked for the fact that it is composed greatly of cover songs rather than original material, although there are still a few songs here that the band wrote themselves.
    Of course, we can distinguish the greats Blackmore and Lord, most notably in the typically psychedelic/blues jam session that is "Mandrake Root". Just don’t expect any virtuosic escapades to the likes of "Child In Time". The work is solid but unfortunately aged. Evans doesn’t really contribute to the creativity either. Though he sounds like a typical 60’s pop/rock singer, which suits the sound of the album, his lack of charisma can be an annoying factor.
    Although "Hush" may be catchy up to a certain extent, the four covers (the others being "I’m So Glad" by Cream, "Help!" by The Beatles) remain too close to their originals, resulting in a rather uninteresting listen. "One More Rainy Day" and "Love Help Me" are unfortunately downright generic 60’s pop songs. "Hey Joe," though, which starts off with a two-minute+ introduction that works off the rhythm of Ravel's "Bolero" (with all sorts of usual organ and guitar puttering - not that it's bad, just a bit aimless), before finally getting into the song, done at a slow tempo as a soul ballad.
    Except for the parts that work off the themes of the introduction, of course. In other words, it takes 7:29 to get through freakin' "Hey Joe."
    The album was not well received in the UK, where it sold very little and did not chart. In the US, on the other hand, it was a success and the single "Hush", an energetic rock track originally written by Joe South, became very popular at the time, reaching number 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

    1. And The Address
    2. Hush
    3. One More Rainy Day
    4. (a) Prelude: Happiness  (b) I'm So Glad
    5. Mandrake Root
    6. Help
    7. Love Help Me
    8. Hey Joe

    • Rod Evans – Lead Vocals
    • Ritchie Blackmore – Guitar
    • Jon Lord – Organ, Backing Vocals
    • Nick Simper – Bass, Backing Vocals
    • Ian Paice – Drums


    Yuya Uchida & The Flowers - Challenge!

    Yuya Uchida & The Flowers - Challenge!
    Release date:1969
    Genre: Psychedelic Rock

    "Yuya Uchida And The Flowers" were a rock band that formed in Japan in 1968, which was started by Yuya Uchida, a Japanese actor who already was making some rockabilly singles in the early '60s and was one of the opening performers when the Beatles came to Japan in 1966.
    In 1969 released their debut album "Challenge". The whole album consists mainly of covers by famous groups at the time that were also part of the hard rock psychedelic movement but they are offered in a whiny guitar that gives the band one of their main characteristics.
    Their version of “Summertime” or "Hey Joe" are one of the more unique covers of the era.
    This album also gained notoriety for featuring all of the band members nude on the album's cover.

    1. Combination Of The Two
    2. Intruder
    3. Summertime
    4. I'm So Glad
    5. Greasy Heart
    6. Hey Joe
    7. White Room
    8. Hidariashi No Otoko
    9. Piece Of My Heart
    10. Stone Free

    • Remi Aso ((Kyoko Wright) – Female Vocals
    • Hiroshi Chiba – Male Vocals
    • Hideki Ishima – Guitar, Sitarla
    • Takeshi Hashimoto – Bass
    • Katsuhiko Kobayashi – Lap Steel Guitar
    • Yuya Uchida – Percussion, Backing Vocals
    • Joji "George" Wada – Drums


    Roy Buchanan ‎– That's What I Am Here For

    Roy Buchanan ‎– That's What I Am Here For
    Release date:1973 
    Genre: Blues Rock

    In 1973 Buchanan released his third album "That's What I'm Here For", produced by Reich, which proved uneven and was roundly condemned by Rolling Stone.
    The stronger tracks were the cover version of "Hey Joe", Buchanan's tribute to Hendrix, is enough to seal Buchanan's reputation, with some lightning fast and super heavy blues runs,  "Home Is Where I Lost Her," a tale of the death of a lady friend, "Nephesh" - Hebrew for "soul" (one story that has been confirmed, "Rodney's Song," a soulful Southern rocker that would have been at home on an early Allman Brothers album.
    During the sessions for this record, Buchanan met John Lennon, who was mixing an album in an adjacent studio. Lennon offered to play on Buchanan's album, and invited the guitarist to lay down some licks on his LP, but Buchanan blew him off).

    1. My Baby Says She's Gonna Leave Me
    2. Hey Joe (In Memory Of Jimi Hendrix)
    3. Home Is Where I Lost Her
    4. Rodney's Song
    5. That's What I Am Here For
    6. Roy's Bluz
    7. Voices
    8. Please Don't Turn Me Away
    9. Nephesh

    • John Harrison - Fender Bass, Backing Vocals
    • Robbie Magruder - Drums
    • Roy Buchanan - Guitar
    • Billy Price - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
    • Dick Heintze - Organ, Piano, Clavinet, Backing Vocals


    Alvin Lee & Ten Years Later ‎– Ride On

    Alvin Lee & Ten Years Later ‎– Ride On
    Release date:1979
    Genre: Blues Rock

    In 1979 Alvin Lee with a powerhouse trio he called "Ten Years Later" released their debut album "Ride On".
    All tracks on side A are recorded live with no overdubs. "Ain't Nothin' Shakin'" is a real non-stop rocking workout, the cover version of "Hey Joe" is almost better than what Jimi Hendrix himself did with it as Alvin sets that song on overdrive, and "Going Home" you just can't miss and it comes off with flying colors again.
    While side B is in the studio. The songs are good, the lyrics are good, the music is good.

    1. Ain't Nothin' Shakin'
    2. Scat Encounter
    3. Hey Joe
    4. Going Home
    5. Too Much
    6. It's A Gaz
    7. Rid On Cowboy
    8. Sittin' Here
    9. Can't Sleep At Nite

    • Mick Hawksworth - Bass
    • Tom Compton - Drums
    • Alvin Lee - Guitar, Vocals


    Music Portraits - Domenic Troiano

    Domenic Troiano was born in Modugno, Italy on January 17, 1946. His family moved to Toronto, Canada three years later.
    In his early teens, Domenic developed a love for rock and R&B music. Troiano picked up the guitar at 15. Basically teaching himself how to play and without any formal training, by the age of 18 he'd joined "Robbie Lane & The Disciples".
    They got their big break in December of '63 when Ronnie Hawkins hired them as a second backup group. The first song he ever wrote, "The One For Me," became the B-side of "Robbie Lane & The Disciples" first single.
    Troiano stayed for eight months until musical differences set in. He continued to develop his own style of playing. Domenic joined the house band at Toronto's Blue Note club. The group soon began playing venues besides the famous Toronto hangout. After leaving the Blue Note, the group named themselves "The Five Rogues", then "The Rogues", and later "Mandala".
    Throughout his many years in the music business, Domenic Troiano played the role of guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, and composer. Specifically as a guitarist, he gained a devoted following in Canada, America, and Europe that exists to this day.
    By learning from his heroes and experimenting on his own, Troiano developed his own unique sound and a technical skill that only a handful of guitarists acquire.
    Although he never enjoyed great commercial success, Domenic Troiano will be remembered simply for his impressive body of work.
    Domenic succumbed to cancer on May 25, 2005 in his Toronto home, exactly one year after his last live performance at the Orbit Room.
    Following his death, his family set up "The Domenic Troiano Guitar Scholarship", where two $1,500 scholarships are presented annually to Canadian guitarists - one male, one female who are pursuing post-secondary guitar education. 


    Mandala ‎– Soul Crusade

    Mandala ‎– Soul Crusade
    Release date:1968
    Genre: R&B

    Domenic Troiano along with vocalist George Olliver, Pentti 'Whitey' Glan on drums, bassist Don Elliot and German-born Josef Chirowski on keyboards,they formed in 1965 in Toronto the band "The Rogues". In 1966 the band changed their name to "Mandala".
    In the summer of 1968, Mandala's debut album, "Soul Crusade" was released.
    Love-itis" was the first single backed with "Mellow Carmello Palumbo" and demonstrated their penchant of blending soul with jazz-flavoured pop, eventually reaching Canada's Top 10.
    It failed to attract the sales the group had expected and they played their final date at the Hawk's Nest in Toronto - Ronnie Hawkins' stompin' grounds on New Year's Day 1969.

    1. World Of Love
    2. One Short Year
    3. Love-itis
    4. Come On Home
    5. Every Single Day
    6. Mellow Carmello Palumbo
    7. Can't Hold Out
    8. Don't Make Me Cry
    9. Stop Cryin' On My Shoulder
    10. Faith

    • George Olliver – Vocals
    • Domenic Troiano – Guitar
    • Don Elliot – Bass
    • Pentti 'Whitey' Glan – Drums
    • Josef Chirowski – Keyboards