Friday, June 29, 2007

Some Bobby Whitlock

Thanks goes out to echoesinthewind where these gems org. came from. Check out the site its full of rare LP's like these.

Bobby Whitlock - Bobby Whitlock (1972)

Bobby Whitlock, as some of you might remember, played with Delaney & Bonnie & Friends and was a member of Derek and the Dominos, playing keyboards on the group’s landmark Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.

After the Dominos disbanded during the recording of their second (unreleased) album, Whitlock had a short solo career (at least as far as record-buying public was concerned). He released four albums in the next few years and then pretty much faded from mass audience view. (He’s been more active in the past few years, releasing a few CDs, as anyone interested can see at

This is a rip from vinyl of his first album, a 1972 record never released on CD. Here’s what All-Music Guide had to say about it:

“A former member of Delaney & Bonnie's backup band, as well as a member of Derek & the Dominoes, Bobby Whitlock's first solo record treads much of the same ground. With contributions from Delaney Bramlett, Whitlock turns in a solid effort filled with southern gospel influences ("A Day Without Jesus") and rootsy rockers. On the mournful ballad "Dreams of a Hobo" Whitlock shows that all his good material was not spent on the Derek & the Dominoes project. Though long out of print, this record is worth searching out for its encapsulation of early-'70s southern roots rock.”

Here’s the tracklist:
Where There’s A Will
Song for Paula
A Game Called Life
Country Life
A Day Without Jesus
Back In My Life Again
The Scenery Has Slowly Changed
I’d Rather Live the Straight Life
Ease Your Pain
Back Home In England

The file is about 39 MB, ripped from vinyl at 192 kbs. Here’s the link:

Bobby Whitlock - Rock Your Sox Off (1976)

The record presented here today is Rock Your Sox Off, the last of Whitlock’s four albums of the 1970s. (Raw Velvet and One Of A Kind will be shared here, too, very soon.) It’s of a piece with the rest of his work, and its songs wouldn’t sound out of place on records by either Delaney & Bonnie & Friends or Derek & the Dominos. In fact, one of them was on Layla. Whitlock opens the album with his own take on “Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad,” reclaiming at least some of his portion of the legacy of those legendary sessions and that legendary record.

Another Killer LP

Track list:
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
If You Only Knew Me
Sweet Mother’s Fun
The Second Time Around
Brand New Song
Bottom of the Bottle
(It’s Been A) Long Long Time
Make It Through The Night

51.18 MB rip from vinyl at 192 kbps

Bobby Whitlock - One Of A Kind (1975)

One Of A Kind is a better piece of work with a better groove. Released on Capricorn, it features performances by several members of the Allman Brothers Band, most notably Dickey Betts, whose slide guitar makes “You Don’t Have To Be Alone” into a near-classic cut, and Chuck Leavell, who plays piano on “We Made It To The Moon,” Rocky Mountain Blues,” and “The Right Road Back Home.” Jaimoe plays congas on “Movin’ On” and “Free and Easy Way (Of Lovin’ You),” which All-Music Guide calls “a light and airy masterpiece.” Capricorn stalwart Johnny Sandlin adds tambourine to “Goin’ To California” and “Have You Ever Felt Like Leavin’.”

Produced by Whitlock and Bill Halverson, the record has T.J. Tindall on electric guitar and banjo, Kenny Tibbets on bass and Rick Eckstein on drums. Whitlock plays piano, organ, acoustic guitar, Leslie guitar, chimes and percussion.

Track listing
Movin’ On
You Still On My Mind
Rocky Mountain Blues
Be Honest With Yourself
Goin’ To California
Free and Easy Way (Of Lovin’ You)
The Right Road Back Home
You Don’t Have To Be Alone
Have You Ever Felt Like Leavin’
We Made It To The Moon

55.31 MB mp3 rip from vinyl at 192 kbps

Bobby Whitlock - Raw Velvet (1972)

Raw Velvet – which has the most gawdawful cover (check it out at Wikipedia) – is a not bad album of southern rock and R&B that has a couple of standout tracks. “Tell The Truth” is Whitlock’s solo version of the song he co-wrote with Eric Clapton for Derek & the Dominos’ Layla. The gospelly “Ease Your Pain,” written by eccentric genius Hoyt Axton, was released as a single in the spring of 1972 but failed to reach the Top 40.

Jimmy Miller and Joe Zagarino produced the album, released on ABC-Dunhill, with one cut (“Hello L.A., Goodbye Birmingham”) produced by Whitlock and Andy Johns. Musicians are Rick Vito – who showed up in the 1987-1991 version of Fleetwood Mac – on guitar, Keith Ellis on bass and Don Poncher on drums. Whitlock plays rhythm guitar and keyboards. A few other musicians evidently played on “Hello L.A., Goodbye Birmingham,” but the notes crediting the guitar and drum players are just sketches of little dominos and the bass player is listed only as “@ friend.” Dominos, eh? Evidently Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon lent a hand on that cut, but the bass player was not Carl Radle. Who, then? I dunno. Those are the only performance credits on the record, which means the excellent back-up singers remain nameless. Whitlock’s tailor, on the other hand is listed; he was John Morgan.

Now this LP has got Most of the derek and the Damino's playing on the record and I belive both Eric Clapton and Duane Allman are on the first few tracks

A MUST HAVE!!!!!!!!!!!

Track listing
Tell The Truth
Bustin’ My Ass
Write You A Letter
Ease Your Pain
If You Ever
You Came Along
Think About It
Dearest I Wonder
Start All Over

49.12 MB mp3 rip from vinyl at 192 kbps


whiteray said...

Hi -- You might look at Echoes In The Wind and my comments on Whitlock's four albums to see the source of some of your material. I don't mind your using it. But give credit where credit is due,okay?

whiteray said...

I looked a bit more closely today, and I noticed that not only are you plagiarizing my writing, you're using my links! I shared the Whitlock albums freely; if you want to post them, you can. But zip them and upload them yourself. And either credit me or don't use my writing. Don't ride on my work!

Skynfan said...

I don't pretend to be writing these. I said in my blog that this is a place for gathering what I find on the internet so that my friends can have easy access cuzz I could never explain to them how to search for stuff on yours and others sites. (not very good at puters) This way they can come to my site and just get the great music. Isn't that what its all about? I copy'd what I copy'd from this link here
I thought it was a guy named Ricsi that orig. wrote that so thats why I credited a Thank you to him. Had I of known it was yours I would of said so.
Like i'm trying to make a profit off your writing or something. Like it says Skynfan's [Guide] to Rock n Roll.

I'm not trying to make some popular blog that tons of people will come to and click on ads and make me money. I just want to make it easy for friends to get the music I find on the net that we have never heard before or hold dear to our heart.

I hope to see more great music from you and I had planed to post more stuff from your site in the future. I have no problem reuploading the same file I downloaded from you if thats what you want but that seems stupid to me. It seems like it would help keep your uploads alive longer if I didn't but oh well. I'm just a dumb ass country boy what do I know.

whiteray said...

Hey, I appreciate your changing the intro sentence. I did some digging yesterday and did find that forum and the posts by ricsi, so I apologize if I came down too hard. And no, I don't think money is the focus for you (it certainly isn't for me). But in the music blogging community, it is a matter of etiquette to generally rezip and make new uploads when you share something you got from another blogger. (Having more separate links for the music also helps keep the music in circulation longer.) As I said, I appreciate your changing the credit. And I will stop by again, because you've found some thing i hadn't seen! So keep at it, and drop by Echoes and leave me an email so we have a more private line of communications, ok?

bil said...

Many thanks for the Raw Velvet link, I tried reading the Echoes blog but there's an awful lot of writin'. Love the playlist too, happened to have the speakers on when I swung by the site, who knew? I sure didn't.

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