This 1975 album was the first solo outing for David Byron, the lead singer for Uriah Heep. It isn't a big surprise that a good portion of the album sounds a lot like the group that gave him his day job: sturdy organ-driven hard-rockers like "Silver White Man" and "Hit Me With a White One" would not be out of place on a typical Uriah Heep album from this period…
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1981 album from the former Uriah Heep frontman and his band. David left Uriah Heep in 1976 after 10 superb albums and countless tours. He formed the Byron Band with young but already highly regarded guitarist Robin George. Remastered by Robin George with three bonus tracks added. Angel Air. 2010.
Since the invention of the DVD I was eagerly waiting for live footage from the early Uriah Heep line-up. Last year this 2-DVD/book set was released as "Classic Heep - Live from the Byron era", what a treat! Mainly due to the efforts from fellow Dutchman Louis Rentrop (named by the band as the #1 UH fan on this globe!) here is an excellent 2-DVD (including a wonderful book) featuring live footage from Uriah Heep, recorded between 1972 and 1976 (and some footage from David Byron solo, five songs from "Rough diamond - 1977)….
Tom Gibson is an American musician and singer/songwriter originally from Springfield, MO. Though he started on guitar at an early age it wasn't until the age of 26 when the loss of his father to a brain tumor, and the dissolution of a long term relationship changed the direction of his life; pushing him toward songwriting. He has previously released one studio EP, the critically acclaimed, Nine Pound Hammer. The debut album introduced Gibson's raspy voice and somber lyrics to a larger audience. His follow-up LP, The Way She Change promises to expand greatly on his early work. Experimenting with new sounds and seamlessly blending different musical styles under the guise of an acoustic songwriter.
Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. The House of David was David "Fathead" Newman's comeback album of sorts, marking his first release after the end of his association with Ray Charles and a few years spent with his family in his hometown of Dallas. Organist Kossie Gardner, guitarist Ted Dunbar, and drummer Milt Turner support Newman's gritty "Texas tenor" sound, which captures the straightforwardness of R&B pop and the improvisational elements of jazz.
This self-titled release repackages the best of David Ball's early material, originally released prior to his signing to Warner Brothers. Even at the outset of his career, he's a gritty vocalist whose reverence for the classic honky tonk sound is obvious, and songs like "If She Were Mine," "Texas Echo," and "Smokin' Cigarettes and Drinkin' Coffee Blues" clearly anticipate the music still to come.– by Jason Ankeny