Monday, September 10, 2007

Sage by Sage - 1970


This ultra-rare album of psyche and southern rock from Miami outfit, Sage, Sage By Sage appeared on the Illusion label (CM2004) in 1970. Not much is known about either the band or its label, although it is widely rumoured that Illusion was some sort of a tax scam with albums by Sage and stable mates Hopney being given away or destroyed immediately upon release. There probably is more than just a small grain of truth in this rumour, as this particular album is spectacularly rare and almost never comes up for sale. Sage By Sage is a strong album with some first-rate playing and excellent song writing. There's the decidedly southern boogie feel of the Allman Brothers about much of the instrumentation on the album, with the songs being reminiscent of, amongst others, Dr Hook or the Sutherland Brothers."

1.My Girl
2.Lovely Lady
3.Don´t Stop Loving Me
4.No One But You
5.I´m satisfied With You
6.Morning Dove



I can't find out much about this band except the notes that came with it. But all I got to say is that if it ain't Duane Allman on slide then someone took some damn good notes. I recommend this one highly. -Skynfan

Notes

This ultra rare album of psyche & southern rock from Miami outfit, Sage, originally appeared on the Illusion label in 1970. 'Sage By Sage' is a strong album with some first-rate playing & excellent song writing. For fans of The Allman Brothers, Dr. Hook, & The Sutherland Brothers. Radioactive. 2004.


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11 comments:

bigfootkit said...

Thanks Skynfan, looking forward to hearing this one after your comments.
You've really piqued my curiosity.
Many thanks.

Skynfan said...

yea listen to that first track and tell me who it sounds like to you. :)
It really is a good album.

bigfootkit said...

Interesting album, on first listen it reminded me of "Grown In U.S.A." BY THE tEXAN BAND hOMER.
Woops, Caps lock.
It's got that same blend of psychedelia & rural tinged Southern Rock.
If you've never had the pleasure of hearing that one:
HOMER - Grown In U.S.A. (1970 - USA)
http://rapidshare.com/files/54687576/H.rar.html

Thanx again,

Bèr said...

Oops, what a surprise! Two southern rock bands I've never heard of. I'm curious.

Redram said...

Oh my lord. Firstly, let me say, I love your blog. You have pointed to me to so many things, most importantly, Cowboy's 5'll Getcha Ten. The songs "The Wonder," "All My Friends," and "What I Want is You" are amazing.

Now, this record. Quite an interesting find, I must admit. I don't completely know what to say about it, but I'm 90% sure that's Duane on at least "My Girl," "Lovely Lady," and "I Believe in You," the latter being a fantastic song. I also like "Morning Dove," but if you listen closely, it actually sounds a lot like Jerry Garcia's guitar!!! Is this at all possible? I know Duane played live with the Grateful Dead on two occasions. It's 1970, prime time for both guitarists. Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Skynfan,

Go here for info on Sage: http://www.duaneallman.info/duanediscsagebysage.htm

Anonymous said...

Links dead....

Anonymous said...

http://www.duaneallman.info/duanediscsagebysage.htm

Link works for me. Curious about this one because I live in the Tampa area and I remember ads for Sage shows on local rock radio. The Duane Allman site has more information, and credits John Cameron with the slide guitar playing. The site says Cameron received some guitar instruction directly from Duane Allman.

Anonymous said...

I beg of you to please repost this. All the links for it are dead wherever I've looked and my ears are dying to hear the album. It would be greatly appreciated.
Namaste!

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