Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Billy T.K & Powerhouse - Move On Up: The Unreleased Tapes (1972-75-80 new zealand latin-tinged blues & funk rock - 2009 edition MP3 320K and FLAC)

After three years and three albums delivering electrifying riffs as part of cult progrock trio Human Instinct, Billy T.K was ready to explore more melodic themes.

Powerhouse experimented with Latin-tinged blues and funk rhythms with lush layers of vocal harmonies, brass and percussion all woven together with Billy's relentless but unmistakeable riffs and extended solos.

Like so much of New Zealand's early recorded history it was feared the debut album from Billy T.K & Powerhouse had been lost forever, or worse taped over, leaving little recorded evidence of this influential guitar-driven rhythmic big band.

This CD compilation of the lost Move On Up album recorded at EMI studios in 1972, with selections form the live concert at Wellington's St James Theatre in 1975 and a single recorded with session musicians in Hollywood in 1980, delivers a solid overview of post-Human Instinct Billy T.K. for the first time.

Southern Man:

Track List:
01.Bottle Of Red Wine
02.Move On Up (Pts. 1 & 2)
03.Hum Along And Dance
04.Into The Mystic
07.Goodbye Post Office Tower Goodbye
08.Southern Man
09.Dance With The Spirit
10.Rhythm Of Your Love
11.Heaven's Melody (Live)
12.Beyond The Material Sky (Live)
13.Race Into The infinite (Live)

Billt T.K:
*Billy T.K : Lead Guitar, Vocals
*John Bilderbeck : Guitar
*Steve Webb : Drums
*Gav Collinge : Bass
*Ara Mete : Rhythm Guitar
*Jamie Tait-Jamieson : Keyboards, Saxophone
*Arnold Tihema : Congas & Lead Vocals
*Mahia Blackmore : Vocals & Percussions
*Dick White : Saxophone

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