Jun 25, 2009

GARY OGAN & BILL LAMB - PORTLAND (ELEKTRA 1972) Jap mastering cardboard sleeve




Most people don't recognize the name Gary Ogan although he's shared the stage with many superstars. He's a mainstay of the Portland music scene. Inspired by the Beatles, he developed his talents early with his high-school basement band. Just after graduation he recorded for his first major record label. But despite his association with the likes of Leon Russell and Michael McDonald, he's spurned the short cut to fame, choosing instead to stay true to his music.
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As a veteran of 35 years in the music business, and CEO / manager of the new Portland, Oregon based music conglomerate, Sound Ground, Gary maintains a youthful enthusiasm in his quest for new music and fresh projects. From his first major label release on Elektra Records in 1972, called Portland, Gary has created an ever-evolving world of activity. Moving to Los Angeles in 1977 to sign with Leon Russell’s Paradise Records on the Warner Brothers label, Gary released his first self-titled album that year, co-produced with Russell. He also co-produced Leon and Mary Russell’s duet album, Make Love to the Music, and toured the U.S. extensively with them, including shows at Radio City Music Hall and the Universal Amphitheater.
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A close cousin to the first album by Aztec Two-Step from 1972, this is one of those classic records that has continued to escape almost everyone. As a fan of this album from day one I can tell you that it deserved to remain in my list of favorite albums even though the original mastering was not quite on par with so many of my other cherished records from that era...[net]
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18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this extrange LP, very much time looking in, the song 'reborn'
Thanks a lot

Anonymous said...

this is great post.thanks.Alexander

Anonymous said...

Thanks Georgie to post this awesome folk-rock album with good voices.
Juan

Anonymous said...

sensitive album, a great discover for me, thanks a lot!!

jose

spazz said...

Great Album!

I knew it in a This Mortal Coil version of "I Wanna Live"

Anonymous said...

WOW! Forgot about this gem.
Thanks.
Zim

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting these guys.They definitely are above-average singer/songwriters, at least concerning this album.

Arnaud said...

Thanks for your blog. I discovered so many unknowed (to me) & talented artists.
Keep on the good job.

Anonymous said...

wow-could've passed this by-was reading the harpers info,i remember thos nice singles from the 60's-when i heard the song on the playlist from this album-excellent-also an old fan of the 1st aztec album too so i had to have it.-thanks

synthhtnys said...

Very nice music, thank you!
Great album indeed. The cover was surely taken at Laurelhurst Park in Portland...

Anonymous said...

A great discover. Sounds fantastic, natural.
Many thanks for your great work, posting rare jewels even for collectors like me.

Warm regards from Spain

Relayer

Bell Hamm said...

been downloading some stuffand wanted to thank you for the blog. by the way if anyone else wants to try - open the blog in three or four windows - quickly - and you'll hear a cool reverb drenched version of the Gary Ogan & Bill Lamb song - cool.

Anonymous said...

i can´t stop playing on and on the song "kac", what a great song, and the rest is at the same level, thanks, this is a hidden treasure!!

j

Georgie Hirezola said...

this album was also a great discovery for me a couple of years ago.. (on vinyl!)
thanks all of you for the infos & comments
Georgie+++++++++

Anonymous said...

Hi from Cy
Step into the sunshine, look at the blue, blue sky, drink some crystal clear water and dream that life has stood still and then you will be opening the door to listening to this wonderful record.
Cy from Pck.

Maggi said...

Holy Guacamole! This takes me back to the day for sure. Mom died in July of '72 and by the end of the year I was firmly entrenched in my bar-hopping ways, following Sand and Ogan/Lamb all over the metro area. What a trip.

Marcel Trucmuche said...

Since you've posted it, I am a new reborn man.
So many thanks !!!

mike kemps said...

Thank you so much. Great blog. Keep on Rockin'