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Fraternity of Man - Get It On ! (1969)

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Fraternity of Man - Get It On ! (1969)

Fraternity of Man - Get It On ! (1969)
Blues Rock/Psychedelic Rock | MP3 @ 192 kbps / 44 khz | 31:57 | 44.34Mb
DOT Records – DLP 25955| Filesonic + Megaupload

English:
Fraternity Of Man is the band that forms the link between Frank Zappa & The Mothers, Lowell George & The Factory, Little Feat, and Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band. In his short period of existence between these ancestors, relatives and descendants, the band managed to record two albums, "Fraternity Of Man" in 1968, and "Get It On" in 1969, before fragmenting. Elliot Ingber had joined the fifth line-up of the Mothers in time to participate in the recording of their first album "Freak Out!" in August 1966, the landmark double album produced by Tom Wilson. According to Zappa, he had to fire Ingber at the end of 1966, and in the course of 1967 the guitarist linked up with Warren Klein, Martin Kibbee and Richard Hayward, who had been three quarters of The Factory. Along with fourth member Lowell George, The Factory had been recording (with Zappa producing) in the latter half of 1966 and early 1967 (see the Edsel Records CD by Lowell George & The Factory "Lightning Rod Man" - edcd 377). With the inclusion of Lawrence "Stash" Wagner (rather than George) on lead vocals, Fraternity Of Man set about their first album with Tom Wilson in the producer's chair. "Fraternity Of Man" was released on Abc Records in 1968 and featured a cover of "Oh No I Don't Believe Tt" by Zappa (which he had yet to release himself), and "Don't Bogart Me" which was subsequently featured in the film "Easy Rider" and its huge-selling soundtrack album, issued in 1969. The second album, again with Tom Wilson producing, was released on Dot records in 1969, and featured credited session help from Lowell George and pianist Bill Payne. By the end of 1969, however, Fraternity Of Man. ~From the liner notes of the CD rerelease of the first album.

Português:
Fraternity of Man é a banda do guitarrista Elliot Ingber. Se o nome não lhe parece estranho, é porque de fato não é, embora não apareça na mídia com freqüência, Elliot já integrou bandas do primeiro escalão do rock mundial. Nos anos 50 ele fez parte do The Moondogs. Calma! Não é aquela banda do John Lennon (Johnny and The Moondogs), mas a de P.J. Proby (aka Jett Powers) que contava ainda com o baixista Larry Taylor (futuro Canned Heat, Ventures, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers). No início dos anos 60 tocou com o guitarrista Derry Weaver (um dos pioneiros da Surf Music) no The Gamblers; e em entre 1965 e 66 foi um dos fundadores do The Mothers of Invention participando das gravações do excelente Freak Out, primeiro disco do Mothers, considerado um dos mais ambiciosos debuts da história do rock. Foi logo depois que tocou com Zappa que ele fundou o Fraternity of Man que ficou conhecido pela sua participação na trilha sonora do filme Easy Rider, com a música “Don't Bogart Me”. A seguir, participou do disco Hallelujah (1969), do Canned Heat e também ajudou a fundar o Little Feat ao lado de Lowell George, Roy Estrada (seus ex-companheiros no Mothers of Invention) e ainda o grande Ry Cooder. Não podemos deixar de lembra da sua participação no Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band, um dos grupos mais malucos do mundo do rock; e no The Grandmothers, banda formada só por ex-integrantes do conjunto de Frank Zappa. Get It On! É o segundo e último disco do Fraternity of Man e apresenta um som no estilo Blues-Rock com uma pitada de psicodelismo bem na linha dos anos 60, lembrando uma fusão de Canned Heat com Mothers, mas há momentos distintos como em “Too High to Eat” que bem poderia ser uma música do Bob Dylan; e em “Coco Lollipop” com jeitão de cabaré brega americano. É um disco que me agrada muito e espero que agrade a vocês também. ~woody

Fraternity of Man - Get It On ! (1969)

Tracks:
01. Boo Man - Fraternity of Man 3:14
02. Don't Start Me Talkin' - Williamson 2:37
03. Pool of Tears - Fraternity of Man 2:48
04. The Throbber - Fraternity of Man 3:40
05. Cat's Squirrel - Fraternity of Man 3:18
06. Too High to Eat - Fraternity of Man 3:37
07. Forget Her - Fraternity of Man 3:32
08. Coco Lollipop - Fraternity of Man 3:03
09. Trick Bag - Weeden 2:40
10. Mellow Token - Fraternity of Man 3:28

Credits:
Chris Andrews - Photography
Angel Balestier - Engineer
Richard Hayward - Drums, Vocals
Elliot Ingber - Guitar, Leader
Martin Kibbee - Bass
Warren Klein - Guitar, Sitar, Tamboura
Bob Porter - Engineer
John Van Hamersveld - Art Direction
Lawrence "Stash" Wagner - Guitar, Vocals

Guests
Lowell George: Guitar
Bill Payne: Piano
Produced by Tom Wilson