Friday, March 15, 2013

Akira Ishikawa & The Gentures - Rock, Rock '70

Year : 1970
Label : Denon/Nippon Columbia
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Rock, Psychedelic Moods, Rhythms & Blues

Akira Ishikawa's cover album dedicated to the Rhythm&Blues legacy served with psychedelic tunes and performed by the predecessor band of his Count Buffalos, The Gentures. Indeed, Rock, Rock '70 include a collection of Rock 'N' Roll standards from the late fifties among Elvis Presley as Hound Dog or Heartbreak Hotel, Gene Vincent' Be Bop A Lula, Sittin' In The Balcony by Eddie Cochran. The line-up features the three Freedom Unity members (Hiromasa Suzuki, Takeru Muraoka and Hiroshi Suzuki) and future Count Buffalos band like Kiyoshi Sugimoto, Isao Eto or  Masaoki Terakawa. All tracks arranged by Masahiko Aoi.

Akira Ishikawa_drums
Takeshi Onodera_percussion
Hiromasa Suzuki_keyboards
Kiyoshi Sugimoto_guitar
Isao Eto & Masaoki Terakawa_bass
Takeru Muraoka_soprano saxophone
Hiroshi Suzuki_trombone
Tetsuo Fushimi_trumpet

01. Heartbreak Hotel
02. Sittin' In The Balcony
03. Lucille
04. I ​​Want You, I Need You, I Love You
05. Blueberry Hill
06. Be Bop A Lula
07. Hound Dog
08. Don't Be Cruel
09. Rock Around The Clock
10. Jailhouse Rock
11. You Are My Destiny
12. Teddy Bear
13. Blue Suede Shoes
14. By The Light Of The Silvery Moon

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